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WhovianGamer

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Oct 28, 2017
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I finished Spider man PS4 last night after off and on again playing over about 3+ wks. My impressions are as follows:

First off, I thought that the main story completion counter only counted towards main missions, but instead I guess that counted towards side missions as well. So I was a bit disappointed when I finished the story at about 85%, when I thought I had a little more story to go.

The last two boss battles were fine, but I beat them fairly easily. Now I had gotten very good at combat, which in turn can get a little repetitive at times, but I can't remember a time I finished not one but two boss battles so easily. Idk, felt like there should have been a little more to both.

Don't get me wrong though, the combat is still fun and engaging. Maybe it's because I did a good bit of side stuff, random crime missions etc. That's why it got a little repetitive as time went on.

Very cool, interesting New York to explore. There were many cool landmarks to find, and it, for the most part, felt like a living, breathing city.

Web-swinging is fantastic. It was important for Spiderman to feel much like the Arkham games, where you FEEL like the superhero. Job well done here.

Despite what some may feel, I really enjoyed MJ's parts. One narrative they were trying to push was that MJ was capable in her own right, and could rightfully be called Spider-Man's partner. Despite not having powers, I think she contributed well and I simply enjoyed her.

Not quite sure how to hide spoilers so I won't get into Miles, but he's a fine character himself. The twist in the end kinda had me rolling my eyes a bit, In a good way I suppose, but was very indicative they're were already looking towards a sequal. Which we all know will happen. And with the assets/engine in place and the monster sales it did, the sequel was greenlit the day after this games release.

So really it's a case of maybe not too short, but it left me wanting more. Though I felt like there was an act missing, like I was 3 quarters the way finished and then it just ended.

Count me in for the sequal though. I dont watch superhero movies, or really many movies in general. But that as a good superhero story in its own right, and while it may have been jarring a bit for those that watch the movies, read the comics, considering it's an original story, it was a strong one.

Edit: Oh right, if I had to give it a score? 8.8
I feel pretty much the same way. If I'd massively improve anything it would be the side missions. Repetitive and have been done before in other games. DLC was good.
 
Nov 8, 2017
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What is your most anticipated sequel for WWS games?
It's whatever Naughty Dog does after TLOU2 is finished. If it has to be a sequel though I'm going to go with the next God of War game. Like with Days Gone 2 I really look forward to seeing what the studio can do with PS5 hardware. Horizon Zero Dawn 2 will also be amazing. There's so many great games to look forward to.

They don't wanna make another Uncharted. They wanna make their own IP. They did with Days Gone and it's super successful. Days Gone 2 is next, on PS5 ;)
I can't wait!
 

OG_Thrills

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OG_Thrills

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Back to acquisition talk for a minute...


Nurulize’s Atom View software “enables us to integrate the highest-quality volumetric data capture with traditional workflows for film, television, and gaming, ushering a new method of content creation — the blending of the digital and the real — in truly innovative ways,” said Glenn Gainor, president of Sony Innovation Studios and head of physical production for Screen Gems.

 
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TheModestGun

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OG_Thrills

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This is for Sony Pictures, not Sony Interactive Entertainment.
It's gaming tech also. I didn't realize that that wasn't clear in the post. I'll add the following excerpt to my original post.

"Nurulize’s Atom View software “enables us to integrate the highest-quality volumetric data capture with traditional workflows for film, television, and gaming, ushering a new method of content creation — the blending of the digital and the real — in truly innovative ways,” said Glenn Gainor, president of Sony Innovation Studios and head of physical production for Screen Gems."
 

Screen Looker

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It's gaming tech also. I didn't realize that that wasn't clear in the post. I'll add the following excerpt to my original post.

"Nurulize’s Atom View software “enables us to integrate the highest-quality volumetric data capture with traditional workflows for film, television, and gaming, ushering a new method of content creation — the blending of the digital and the real — in truly innovative ways,” said Glenn Gainor, president of Sony Innovation Studios and head of physical production for Screen Gems."
It also mentions VR lol
 

DigSCCP

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So I just played around 3 hours of Blood and Truth non stop and all I have to say is : I’m fucking impressed !
Really this feels like the typicial AAA game production...on VR !
From the scale to the visuals, from the facial expressions to bullet hit detection...damn everything on it it’s superb !
And it shares so much with the DNA of recent WWS studios while being so unique cause it’s a VR game !
Like I said previously: I’m impressed !
It’s insane what Sony achieved so far with PSVR being tied to the base PS4 and I wonder what they will be able to deliver when they go to PS5 only.
Can’t wait to see what Manchester Studio bring us while London Studio and Team Asobi are cooking Blood and Truth II and Astrobot II or whatever they are cooking, I hope we get news from Manchester debut soon cause I’m hungry for some VR gems lol
 

Tagg

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So I just played around 3 hours of Blood and Truth non stop and all I have to say is : I’m fucking impressed !
Really this feels like the typicial AAA game production...on VR !
From the scale to the visuals, from the facial expressions to bullet hit detection...damn everything on it it’s superb !
And it shares so much with the DNA of recent WWS studios while being so unique cause it’s a VR game !
Like I said previously: I’m impressed !
It’s insane what Sony achieved so far with PSVR being tied to the base PS4 and I wonder what they will be able to deliver when they go to PS5 only.
Can’t wait to see what Manchester Studio bring us while London Studio and Team Asobi are cooking Blood and Truth II and Astrobot II or whatever they are cooking, I hope we get news from Manchester debut soon cause I’m hungry for some VR gems lol
Thanks for the impressions! Definitely picking the game up when it goes on sale!
 

xneezy

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I just finished Detroit and I really liked it. Wasn't a big fan of Heavy Rain when I played it last year so i was surprised how much fun I had with Detroit. The dialogue and themes of the game can be a little on the nose at times but it didn't bother me that much. Really enjoyed Karas and especially Connors story. QuanticDream perfected their formula with this game. (Motion Controls still suck though.)
 

iboshow

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Oct 27, 2017
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Can people play PS4 games on PSNow using a PS3? If so then theoretically people could play PS5 games on PS3.
 

Jake_brake

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HEADS UP!!!

Google just recommended me a video by Breakthrough Gaming, who, by title and description was concerned TLoU 2 was cancelled! But no worry's, it's not. Thought it might be thread worthy, but I decided against it.

Resume discussions
 

Henrik

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Sony is one of the major shareholders of Dimps. They have shares in Dimps.


Dimps had the development team for Freedom Wars. Shift had 15 people working on concept/story/game design which one of them was the creator (Toshiyuki Yasui). One of the graphic designers moved to Sony's management after development of GE2RB wrapped up in early 2015.

Lot's of Dimps staff from Freedom Wars team have been suspiciously absent. Lead programmer may have moved to Sony for a new studio since Sony has shares in Dimps they know every staff there especially pros and cons on the individual. Who were the genius on Freedom Wars to snatch. Others can go but the genius stays and move to Sony.

After Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 and SFV they have released Soul Calibur VI and SAO Fatal Bullet. The lead programmer was meant to work on SAO Fatal Bullet if he stayed but they only thanked him in the credits.

 

BoJack

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In any case VR is not a pain.

I just bought Blood and Truth to play it over the weekend, really excited about it.
I just don't like any hardware related to consoles in general. PS Move was also pain in the ass last generation. At least for me. I guess my main problem with them is the fact that they kill the pacing of E3 conferences lol.
 

Electro

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I just don't like any hardware related to consoles in general. PS Move was also pain in the ass last generation. At least for me. I guess my main problem with them is the fact that they kill the pacing of E3 conferences lol.
Last year Sony revealed VR games like Astro Bot at one of their pre E3 shows.

But would have deserved the main floor....
 

OléGunner

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To keep the VR love train going, I’m playing Moss right now and it’s magical+Quill is one of the most adorable little things ever.
 

modiz

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speaking of VR, i am considering getting PSVR in a few weeks, but i am not sure if its smart when PSVR2 will probably release in a few years...
there are a lot of VR games that look very interesting to me.
i have a base ps4 right now though so i am not sure if my experience with it will be that great.
 

fanboy

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speaking of VR, i am considering getting PSVR in a few weeks, but i am not sure if its smart when PSVR2 will probably release in a few years...
there are a lot of VR games that look very interesting to me.
i have a base ps4 right now though so i am not sure if my experience with it will be that great.
I would wait. I also thought there were many games to try in VR but i finished them rather quickly and now i have like 5 games left. If i didnt invest 100 hours in beat saber, i would have sell psvr long time ago.
 

Thorrgal

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speaking of VR, i am considering getting PSVR in a few weeks, but i am not sure if its smart when PSVR2 will probably release in a few years...
there are a lot of VR games that look very interesting to me.
i have a base ps4 right now though so i am not sure if my experience with it will be that great.
I have a Pro but my friend has a an OG and the experience is the same. Yeah, it looks better in mine, but VR is not about looks, is about the experience. Plus you'll have the PS5 soon enough :)

There were some bundles that were a no brainer, 200$ plus games with the camera or something like that. For that price I'd get them for sure.

It also helps if you got the moves from the PS3 era, I got some from a friend for ex.

Maybe try it first if you can, just in case is not for you. I get motion sickness really easily irl and it translates to VR as well, but thankfully the best games are not motion sickness related (Astro Bot, Beat Saber, Super Hot, Moss) or very midly so that you can get used to it really fast (Resident Evil 7, Farpoint, Until Dawn: Rush of Blood, Rez)
 

modiz

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I have a Pro but my friend has a an OG and the experience is the same. Yeah, it looks better in mine, but VR is not about looks, is about the experience. Plus you'll have the PS5 soon enough :)

There were some bundles that were a no brainer, 200$ plus games with the camera or something like that. For that price I'd get them for sure.

It also helps if you got the moves from the PS3 era, I got some from a friend for ex.

Maybe try it first if you can, just in case is not for you. I get motion sickness really easily irl and it translates to VR as well, but thankfully the best games are not motion sickness related (Astro Bot, Beat Saber, Super Hot, Moss) or very midly so that you can get used to it really fast (Resident Evil 7, Farpoint, Until Dawn: Rush of Blood, Rez)
wish it was that cheap here, best i can get here is the mega pack for 350$