PC Gaming ERA | July 2019 - Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of RICHAAAAAAARD!

Uzzy

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Wolfenstein: Youngblood
- Uzzy

Wolfenstein: Youngblood, from Machine Games and Arkane Studios, is the latest in the rebooted Wolfenstein series of First Person Shooters that have you blowing away the Nazis. This time you can play it with a partner, liberating 1980’s Paris as one of BJ Blazkowicz’s twin daughters and shooting up the town with a variety of new weapons and gadgets to a synthwave soundtrack.

So this is a weird one. While the first in the rebooted series, The New Order, was a revelation, the New Colossus had a number of issues, mainly in the level and encounter design. Enter Youngblood, a spin off/side story/something that’s been co developed by Arkane Studios, who made some of the best single player levels ever in Dishonoured 1 / 2. So it should be fantastic, but the whole side story aspect and much lower release price makes me think this is could be a budget release that’s not given the polish it deserves. I hope it’s great, especially for Arkane’s sake.


ARMA 3: Contact
- Uzzy

ARMA 3: Contact, from Bohemia Interactive, is the latest DLC for the now six years old best in class mil-sim, featuring a new single player scenario exploring the first contact between humanity and extraterrestrials. Set in a fictional Eastern European nation, you and your NATO squad mates have to contend with the little green men while trying to figure out what the other little green men are up to and why they’re here. Engage in field science, electronic warfare and small squad level combat/recon.

As close to war as you ever want to get, ARMA 3 has long been the undisputed king of military simulators (mostly because no one else makes them), with it’s commitment to authenticity and modibility. Adding in a European terrain set to the sandbox, as well as Spetsnaz, is a very welcome development, especially for a six year old game! But it’s the campaign that has me most intrigued, I do enjoy a more realistic take on a first contact scenario, ala the excellent Arrival. I’m getting those vibes from it and if it’s even remotely in the same ball park it could be an unexpected treat.


Metal Wolf Chaos XD
- Uzzy

Metal Wolf Chaos XD, developed by From Software, remastered by General Arcade, and published by Devolver Digital, is the rerelease of the cult classic that only six people got to play, given that it was originally only released on Xbox. In Japan. Clearly, the execs were smoking what the dev team had, as Metal Wolf Chaos sees you playing as PRESIDENT MICHAEL WILSON, defending AMERICA from the Vice President, RICHARD HAWK and his mechanised legions in their coup attempt. It's your sworn duty to uphold the constitution at all costs, and if that means getting in a mech and fighting the coup yourself, then that's what any PATRIOT would do.

Is this even out this month? Nothing's been confirmed, but it could be! And that's what's important. With the July 4th celebrations (bloody traitors) coming up, it's a perfect time for the most American of video games to finally make it's long awaited rerelease. Find out if it's actually any good or just a giant meme!


Kill La Kill: If - zkylon

kill la kill: if is an upcoming fighting game based on Objectively Best Anime kill la kill. it's developed by the people that made the bad little witch academia game and it's not one of those good 2D fighters like fighterz but one of those 3D anime things no one likes, but arc-sys is involved and that might mean something good maybe??? also it was on evo and stuff and people liked it... i don't know why they asked me to write a fighting game recommendation... it'll have an original story mode with a what if scenario from satsuki's point of view that's co-written with trigger staff and will apparently be pretty well developed, and you can play with pretty much all the characters in the show. pretty sure it'll be bad, when's the last time anyone liked an anime fighter after all, so i recommend no one buys it and just enjoy watching me hate it


Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers
- Heyasuki

FFXIV: Shadowbringers (ファイナルファンタジーXIV 漆黒の反逆者), from Square-Enix, is the latest expansion to Final Fantasy XIV's MMORPG. This MMO is different from others in that it has a heavy focus on story, so much so that many consider it the best Final Fantasy in a long time. This expac brings many new features including 2 new playable classes (Dancer, Gunbreaker), some simplification of abilities, and many quality of life features as well. For more detailed information please see the OT from Dark Knight.





Bioshock: Infinite
- Dan Longman

Bioshock Infinite released in 2013 after a long development cycles with many changes made to the game in that time. It was the first Bioshock game made by Ken Levine's team at irrational since the original Bioshock back in 2007. Having recently played through it it holds up really well. The shooting and powers still feel good and the amount of synergy between them really work to make you feel powerful. The story may stumble with Levine's writing and trying to take on bigger topics than he may be capable of and falls back on the both sides are evil tropes. but that said there are still moments of wonderful storytelling and Booker and Elizabeth's relationship is really well realized and Elizabeth is not just a person to escort she becomes essential in battles supplying you with ammo, health and opening tears to other dimensions. Also due to the incredible art direction this game still looks fantastic. Also the soundtrack so good and it is full of anachronistic covers of songs done by Postmodern Jukebox.

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admataY

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Oct 25, 2017
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I had such high hopes for Bioshock infinite, and it ended up being only ok .
The lesson : optimism is for fools .
 

zkylon

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Oct 25, 2017
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if you play bioshock infinite do play the dlc too since that's really good

it doesn't fix the ken levine casually equating the black panthers to the kkk but you know, baby steps

it's also cool as shit
 
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Wolfenstein: Youngblood
- Uzzy

Wolfenstein: Youngblood, from Machine Games and Arkane Studios, is the latest in the rebooted Wolfenstein series of First Person Shooters that have you blowing away the Nazis. This time you can play it with a partner, liberating 1980’s Paris as one of BJ Blazkowicz’s twin daughters and shooting up the town with a variety of new weapons and gadgets to a synthwave soundtrack.

So this is a weird one. While the first in the rebooted series, The New Order, was a revelation, the New Colossus had a number of issues, mainly in the level and encounter design. Enter Youngblood, a spin off/side story/something that’s been co developed by Arkane Studios, who made some of the best single player levels ever in Dishonoured 1 / 2. So it should be fantastic, but the whole side story aspect and much lower release price makes me think this is could be a budget release that’s not given the polish it deserves. I hope it’s great, especially for Arkane’s sake.


ARMA 3: Contact
- Uzzy

ARMA 3: Contact, from Bohemia Interactive, is the latest DLC for the now six years old best in class mil-sim, featuring a new single player scenario exploring the first contact between humanity and extraterrestrials. Set in a fictional Eastern European nation, you and your NATO squad mates have to contend with the little green men while trying to figure out what the other little green men are up to and why they’re here. Engage in field science, electronic warfare and small squad level combat/recon.

As close to war as you ever want to get, ARMA 3 has long been the undisputed king of military simulators (mostly because no one else makes them), with it’s commitment to authenticity and modibility. Adding in a European terrain set to the sandbox, as well as Spetsnaz, is a very welcome development, especially for a six year old game! But it’s the campaign that has me most intrigued, I do enjoy a more realistic take on a first contact scenario, ala the excellent Arrival. I’m getting those vibes from it and if it’s even remotely in the same ball park it could be an unexpected treat.


Metal Wolf Chaos XD
- Uzzy

Metal Wolf Chaos XD, developed by From Software, remastered by General Arcade, and published by Devolver Digital, is the rerelease of the cult classic that only six people got to play, given that it was originally only released on Xbox. In Japan. Clearly, the execs were smoking what the dev team had, as Metal Wolf Chaos sees you playing as PRESIDENT MICHAEL WILSON, defending AMERICA from the Vice President, RICHARD HAWK and his mechanised legions in their coup attempt. It's your sworn duty to uphold the constitution at all costs, and if that means getting in a mech and fighting the coup yourself, then that's what any PATRIOT would do.

Is this even out this month? Nothing's been confirmed, but it could be! And that's what's important. With the July 4th celebrations (bloody traitors) coming up, it's a perfect time for the most American of video games to finally make it's long awaited rerelease. Find out if it's actually any good or just a giant meme!


Kill La Kill: If - zkylon

kill la kill: if is an upcoming fighting game based on Objectively Best Anime kill la kill. it's developed by the people that made the bad little witch academia game and it's not one of those good 2D fighters like fighterz but one of those 3D anime things no one likes, but arc-sys is involved and that might mean something good maybe??? also it was on evo and stuff and people liked it... i don't know why they asked me to write a fighting game recommendation... it'll have an original story mode with a what if scenario from satsuki's point of view that's co-written with trigger staff and will apparently be pretty well developed, and you can play with pretty much all the characters in the show. pretty sure it'll be bad, when's the last time anyone liked an anime fighter after all, so i recommend no one buys it and just enjoy watching me hate it





Bioshock: Infinite
- Dan Longman

Bioshock Infinite released in 2013 after a long development cycles with many changes made to the game in that time. It was the first Bioshock game made by Ken Levine's team at irrational since the original Bioshock back in 2007. Having recently played through it it holds up really well. The shooting and powers still feel good and the amount of synergy between them really work to make you feel powerful. The story may stumble with Levine's writing and trying to take on bigger topics than he may be capable of and falls back on the both sides are evil tropes. but that said there are still moments of wonderful storytelling and Booker and Elizabeth's relationship is really well realized and Elizabeth is not just a person to escort she becomes essential in battles supplying you with ammo, health and opening tears to other dimensions. Also due to the incredible art direction this game still looks fantastic. Also the soundtrack so good and it is full of anachronistic covers of songs done by Postmodern Jukebox.

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The SteamERA Community was founded on Discord on October 2017, a stranded bunch of SteamGAF who united together and embraced on what we thought was the end of times. However as more people joined we found hope and soon started to formulate and plan for the future. This thread would not be possible without the community we have on Discord and I encourage all of you to join if you have not.

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Excited for Wolfenstein: Youngblood!
 

Aaron D.

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Oct 25, 2017
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Thinking of getting back into Surviving Mars now that the Season Pass is only $22.

I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with the game as I was stoked for initial launch and pre-ordered the game but for some strange reason ran into an audio bug where the sound would drop for a second every minute or so. Waited months for a patch for this issue that never came and I eventually just abandoned the game.

I just reinstalled it and it seems the sound issue has been resolved. Woot.

So what do you guys think? Is the game worth revisiting in 2019?
 
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Uzzy

Uzzy

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Look, it's obvious Bioshock: Infinite is a retro game. Gamers back then got angry about the redesign of Elizabeth cause her breasts shrunk. Thankfully since then we've moved on as a culture and no one would possibly get mad over that anymore.
 

AJ_Wings

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Oct 31, 2017
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I think people were really harsh on Infinite’s combat. Gear system utterly sucks but the variety of vigors plus the combo factor of mixing them up makes the bullet sponge aspect of a lot of enemies obsolete. It’s fun in a very messy way.

I was steamrolling a recent hard playthrough with no problem lol
 
Jun 14, 2019
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funny enough i started bioshock infi today and reshade does wonders, (atleats mine does and not the bloomy shit online)

with

pink filter be gone



without

 

Pargon

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Oct 27, 2017
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Are the retro picks chosen ironically, to make people suffer through bad games? I've really only paid attention the past couple of months.
 

Stoze

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Oct 26, 2017
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I think people were really harsh on Infinite’s combat. Gear system utterly sucks but the variety of vigors plus the combo factor of mixing them up makes the bullet sponge aspect of a lot of enemies obsolete. It’s fun in a very messy way.

I was steamrolling a recent hard playthrough with no problem lol
Having played Bioshock - Bioshock 2 - Infinite fairly close together a couple years back, the gunplay/powers in Infinite felt miles better than the other 2 on mouse and keyboard. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed the gameplay.
 

hamsterstyle

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Dec 13, 2017
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Did they break the Grand Prix stuff again, or am I (still) just misunderstanding the process? I boosted everything yesterday with the expectation that I could fill up to my max from achievements today. When I tried to add points today it took 100 and said I'd hit my limit, come back tomorrow, etc..
 

WarRock

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Oct 25, 2017
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Did they break the Grand Prix stuff again, or am I (still) just misunderstanding the process? I boosted everything yesterday with the expectation that I could fill up to my max from achievements today. When I tried to add points today it took 100 and said I'd hit my limit, come back tomorrow, etc..
Your capacity increases by 100 per day. If you hit your capacity yesterday, that's it for today unless you spend some cash.
 

Dan Longman

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Oct 28, 2017
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Is that by spending 100 points a time to level? How do you have so many points? Just purchased a load of games this year?
Yeah using the 1000 points for 10 levels at a time, my badge is level 288 lol.

I have had about 35,000 tokens, 7000 came from the lunar tokens I had left over and never used.
steam said:
You've earned 34,848 tokens total (including 7,079 converted Lunar New Year tokens).

I spend too much money on steam 😅
 

TC McQueen

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Oct 27, 2017
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Can't wait for the most American game ever to drop.

Man, I bet I can run Metal Wolf Chaos at 4K/60FPS on a damn GTX 970, which is peak AMERICA.
 

Parsnip

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Oct 25, 2017
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Finland
Continuing the Tomb Raider talk from the previous thread, I think I like Shadow the best of the new trilogy. So far, anyway.
I absolutely hate the shooty bang combat in them, so this one having far less of it makes it immediately the best one.

I didn't even realize that the official steam input config for xbox pads was missing the reload action until like 15 hours into the game.
Also the writing is definitely better, but it doesn't salvage the mess that the previous two games created. But like, Jonah is very likable and is actually a character now. It helps that actor does a good job.
Luddington's still the weakest casting I think, she just doesn't sell any of it.
 

Dinjoralo

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Oct 25, 2017
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Do we know if Metal Wolf Chaos is coming this month? I don't think they've dropped that info they said they would after E3. The 4th of July does make sense, of course.
 

Hella

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Oct 27, 2017
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I might like Shadow more than the others. It's the only one I haven't played.

Gameplay-wise it sounds more up my alley, because the amount of combat's always bothered me.
 

PC-Patriot

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Oct 27, 2017
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I dunno is it just me or has this sale been so abysmal for everyone else. I remember a time when I would wait for 6pm every day to see new stuff that was on sale. All these bullshit gimmicky games are killing sales for me. I haven't even bothered with the "racing game" thing. Just wish steam would get back to proper rotating sales and surprise mechani............ erm sales.
 

Dan Longman

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Oct 28, 2017
3,807
Regina, Saskatchewan
Continuing the Tomb Raider talk from the previous thread, I think I like Shadow the best of the new trilogy. So far, anyway.
I absolutely hate the shooty bang combat in them, so this one having far less of it makes it immediately the best one.

I didn't even realize that the official steam input config for xbox pads was missing the reload action until like 15 hours into the game.
Also the writing is definitely better, but it doesn't salvage the mess that the previous two games created. But like, Jonah is very likable and is actually a character now. It helps that actor does a good job.
Luddington's still the weakest casting I think, she just doesn't sell any of it.
I really liked Shadow! I don't know if it's my favourite but it's right up there. I actually really enjoy the whole reboot series an awful lot.