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Yeah...a part of me feels more justified in being slightly harsh of Gears 5. I like some of the new changes to weapon damage, but Gnasher is in a weird spot the more I play it. TC needs to tweak mid-range play with it. It's even more odd because 4 hit that balance well soon out of the gate imo.



October VGChartz Articles:

http://www.vgchartz.com/article/440852/greedfall-xone/ (Review - GreedFall 8/10)

http://www.vgchartz.com/article/440952/the-bradwell-conspiracy-xone/ (Review - The Bradwell Conspiracy 7/10)

http://www.vgchartz.com/article/441020/stela-xone/ (Review - Stela 6/10)

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starcraft said:
konnichiwa said:

Couldn't resist..


Please let us know how it is. I read all the old books and am wondering if its worth picking this one up.

So far I am really enjoying it, seems to have no big surprises(except if you not played gears 5) and plays it a bit safe but I am sure you will like it.  I give it a 7.5 so far while I gave the other books between an 8-9 (can't really remember if I disliked one).






Ryuu96 said:

Really happy with bloodstained.

Anyway I would love a gamepass Thread like the BC one we had before.  Someone who would love to open it and update it every few weeks =p?






Barozi said:
Chris Hu said:

Still need to get all the achievements for that one and still have to beat FFIX.  

I was surprised to see that 100% completion doesn't take that long... for an RPG that is.
Guess the 3x speed really helps a lot.

I'm just an hour in but I'm not really feeling it. I can definitely see why it was groundbreaking back then but it hasn't aged well. Gameplay is slow, 3D graphics are of course terrible, 2D backgrounds look good but are difficult to navigate. I like the smooth transition from FMV to gameplay though.
The story still has a chance to win me over but other than that I'm more looking forward to playing Tales of Vesperia DE which I also bought recently (far too many games, please kill me)

Other than that I bought FFVII with MS rewards money, so it's not that much of a waste.

Increase Your Gamerscore in 10 Days (September 19 – September 28) – Up to 10,000 points
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Seems made for you.






Ryuu96 said:

Good stuff! Don't own any of them.



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konnichiwa said:
Barozi said:

I was surprised to see that 100% completion doesn't take that long... for an RPG that is.
Guess the 3x speed really helps a lot.

I'm just an hour in but I'm not really feeling it. I can definitely see why it was groundbreaking back then but it hasn't aged well. Gameplay is slow, 3D graphics are of course terrible, 2D backgrounds look good but are difficult to navigate. I like the smooth transition from FMV to gameplay though.
The story still has a chance to win me over but other than that I'm more looking forward to playing Tales of Vesperia DE which I also bought recently (far too many games, please kill me)

Other than that I bought FFVII with MS rewards money, so it's not that much of a waste.

Increase Your Gamerscore in 10 Days (September 19 – September 28) – Up to 10,000 points
Earn one Microsoft Rewards point per Gamerscore point increase
Read more at https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2019/09/18/coming-soon-xbox-game-pass-september-wave-2/#HLcY6P5H09AObpGX.99

Seems made for you.

Thanks for the info! 10k Gamerscore in 10 days is a lot though. I'm averaging about 11k/month.
However I still have some easy games left and my last day of work is on the 24th so I might be able to do it. Either way I'll gladly take as much as I can achieve.

My wife also helps me getting points on her account. I have tons of ~10-30min for 1000 GS games that I already finished on my account, so I will easily get 10k points on her account.
So possibly 20k points, which is €25 in real money when using the offer to redeem a code for 4k instead of 5k points.



The more I play Gears 5, the more I feel like the 8.5 average score is pretty accurate. The story is really good, has the same solid gameplay from the series we've come to expect but that doesn't warrant a 90+ score imo. I personally would give the game an 8.5, which is a fantastic score imo. Idk who these people are that think anything that doesn't do 90+ is bad, plus the scores the game received is irrelevant if you yourself love the game and think it's a perfect 10/10 game.

Anyway, Gamepass additions look really good like usual. I was on the fence about buying Bloodstained and now I can play it through gamepass, jump force I've heard is pretty bad but I'll give it a play regardless.



konnichiwa said:
starcraft said:

Please let us know how it is. I read all the old books and am wondering if its worth picking this one up.

So far I am really enjoying it, seems to have no big surprises(except if you not played gears 5) and plays it a bit safe but I am sure you will like it.  I give it a 7.5 so far while I gave the other books between an 8-9 (can't really remember if I disliked one).

I've got a trip starting soon so I will download it before the flight! Thanks!



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NobleTeam360 said:
The more I play Gears 5, the more I feel like the 8.5 average score is pretty accurate. The story is really good, has the same solid gameplay from the series we've come to expect but that doesn't warrant a 90+ score imo. I personally would give the game an 8.5, which is a fantastic score imo. Idk who these people are that think anything that doesn't do 90+ is bad, plus the scores the game received is irrelevant if you yourself love the game and think it's a perfect 10/10 game.

Anyway, Gamepass additions look really good like usual. I was on the fence about buying Bloodstained and now I can play it through gamepass, jump force I've heard is pretty bad but I'll give it a play regardless.

Yes and no. If the whole game were the campaign I'd probably be looking at an 8-8.5 as well. Its excellent but not quite that 'top-notch' some other games are (easily the best Gears campaign ever I think, but its being measured against a new generation of great single player games).

But by the time you throw in Versus and Horde in particularly, I am surprised at reviewers that have the gall to give it a 7 etc. Really should get up in to the low 90's on Meta.



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I think 85 score is reasonable enough for Gears 5. They just messed up too many things. I'm not a fan of this open world stuff, it should be for one act only. The story is built around Kate and she just isn't such an interesting character. Act II ended in bullshit bossfight.

Gears 4 versus is superior with better maps and weapon balance.

edit. Of course those 7 out of 10 scores are ridiculous any way you look at it.

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