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KiigelHeart said:
Machiavellian said:

Hmm, I haven't seen any bugs in the campaign.  Is this PC or Xbox.

Xbox. I haven't played it myself but Ryuu and many people on Gears forum are talking about issues. Disconnects, achievements not unlocking or tracking, broken checkpoints etc.

Good to hear not everyone's affected. Maybe it's online co-op only because of broken servers?

I will say during my play I saw it connect and disconnect a lot as that prompt would pop up but as far as effecting the campaign during my play time it had no effect.  I do plan on using split screen with my son once I finish the game so will see how that works out.



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Ryuu96 said:

Gears 5 campaign completed, God awful servers aside, I think this was my favourite Gears campaign of the entire series and a lot better than Gears 4, I thought G4 campaign was good but it had really bad pacing at the start-mid section of the game which felt like it was dragging out, I think mostly because I found the DeeBee's boring to fight after a while.

Anyway, the pacing in G5 is perfect imo, nothing felt like it was dragging out for too long, didn't find any of the enemies boring to fight, set pieces and graphics were amazing, main characters have improved along with the traditional cast, open world could be improved but it was quick enough to do all the side missions in it and they gave some nice lore bits.

Jack is a great addition too, one of the most useful AI teammates in a shooter for me, usually the friendly AI suck, Jack saved our asses a few times on his own and his abilities are really useful too, stealth worked pretty well for the most part, and there was some nice horror vibes going on in parts, along with good enemy variety.

Going to wait until more people finish it before I talk about the story (Spoiler tagged obviously).

Good to hear :) Started some horde and want to wait for the campaign :) As I did not complete G4 and right of the start of G5 there is a recap... I closed the game right there and started G4 to finish it!

So hopefully I'll play the campaign this week when I'll be done G4.



Just bought the physical version of Valkyria Chronicles 4 for 5€.
What a deal. Completely forgot about the existence of this game.
The low sales of this game on Xbox is really a crime though. Only 1,500 owners on TA. That's not helping Xbox in attracting more Japanese developers.



I already finished the story mode and only encountered about 3 or 4 server issues overall. The campaign is easily better than Gears 4 and escape mode is quite enjoyable, haven't touch horde mode just yet and only entered versus mode a few times via co-op.



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27:45 for the best part.



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Done with Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy. There are more achievements to get but they require speedruns or completing levels perfectly which is pretty much what I hate to do and on top it would need many more hours to complete. So I'm fine with 2250/3000 Gamerscore and 67/77 achievements earned.

During my youth this series was pretty much flawless to me but I found a couple of issues replaying these games.

Crash 1
Amazing entry in the series. Levels are pretty hard though. Nevertheless they are quite varied and the gameplay is simple but very enjoyable: run, jump and spin. Colored gems require perfect runs which can be really hard and frustrating to get. While this is completely optional, they are required for achievements. Played it for 6 hours.
9/10

Crash 2
As mentioned before this has a few issues. Levels got way cheaper with unfair deaths and enemies where it's unclear if you're supposed to spin them to death, jump on them or just avoid them because they're invincible. Level environments are also much more boring than before, with ugly sewage levels and uninspiring snow/ice levels. Boss fights are hilariously easy though. Crash also gets more moves like sliding/crawling and body slam (which is pretty much useless) and sprinting (this is a remaster exclusive). Played it for 5 hours.
7.5/10

Crash 3
It was my favourite game back then and is my favourite of the series still. Level design is far better this time. Gameplay is even more varied. Additional moves like double jump, an extended spin, where you can hover in the air, and the fruit bazooka. However the double jump doesn't work nearly as good as it should and the bazooka makes getting through the levels a little too easy. Since you're getting the bazooka pretty late into the game it isn't as bad though. Played it for 11 hours.
9.5/10



Barozi said:
Just bought the physical version of Valkyria Chronicles 4 for 5€.
What a deal. Completely forgot about the existence of this game.
The low sales of this game on Xbox is really a crime though. Only 1,500 owners on TA. That's not helping Xbox in attracting more Japanese developers.

Its really, really good. I'd be keen to hear your thoughts when you're done.



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Gears 5 also took the #1 most played game spot on the xbos store. A position held by Fortnite since summer 2018.