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KiigelHeart said:
iceland said:

The MP is really good, they managed to evolve it without alienating their core (something 343 hasn’t managed). 

How would you say they evolved the multiplayer? They didn't add any new modes to play, those couple of new weapons aren't exactly innovative, most stuff they decided to add is familiar from other shooters. They've lowered the skill cap by making movement slower, adding aim assist & bigger hitboxes etc. 

I mean yeah, it's fun and all but they've definitely alienated the core of Gears. I can see why they did it though. I hope it'll be a success and bring in new fans. Afraid it won't though.

Those changes are pretty minor compared to Halo’s, to me it’s a very similar experience to past titles and I see a lot or diehard fans enjoying it but I can see why pros might be a bit mad. Coalition might be able to tweak it a bit. I’ve never really been into the pro scene of Gears I’m just speaking about the old school fans I see enjoying it.



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iceland said:
KiigelHeart said:

How would you say they evolved the multiplayer? They didn't add any new modes to play, those couple of new weapons aren't exactly innovative, most stuff they decided to add is familiar from other shooters. They've lowered the skill cap by making movement slower, adding aim assist & bigger hitboxes etc. 

I mean yeah, it's fun and all but they've definitely alienated the core of Gears. I can see why they did it though. I hope it'll be a success and bring in new fans. Afraid it won't though.

Those changes are pretty minor compared to Halo’s, to me it’s a very similar experience to past titles and I see a lot or diehard fans enjoying it but I can see why pros might be a bit mad. Coalition might be able to tweak it a bit. I’ve never really been into the pro scene of Gears I’m just speaking about the old school fans I see enjoying it.

I'm not into the pro scene either and what I've seen most diehard/old school  fans don't like this game. And I'm struggling to think of reasons why they would.

It's not too late to fix it fortunately. I don't mind those little delays of movement, bouncing and shooting but they simply need to either nerf weapon damages, nerf the ridiculous stopping power or remove aim assist. All these thing combined with open maps with less cover has made this game something else than Gears.

I'm finishing two rounds KotH matches with 60+ eliminations & 30+ downs. But it's not exciting. Those intimitading, highly skilled players are handicapped. No need to play smart and avoid or surprise them. 



Can't really make an informed comment since I never played Gears 1-3 MP but from what I played, I enjoyed Gears 5 MP more than Gears 4 MP.



The former lead writer of Obsidian leaked last year that they were doing an AAA Pillars of Eternity, he said internally it was being described as Pillars x Skyrim, these job postings seem to back that up, AAA production in 1st person like Elder Scrolls, with Pillars of Eternity setting.

It's looking like Obsidian is going to turn Pillars into Xbox's equivalent of 'Elder Scrolls' and I honestly wouldn't be surprised if one day InXile turns Wasteland into Xbox's own equivalent of modern day 'Fallout'.

Last edited by Ryuu96 - on 22 September 2019

The Best Large Company (The highest scoring company over 200 employees)

Winner: Playground Games

https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-09-19-revealed-the-2019-gamesindustry-biz-best-places-to-work-awards-winners

Best Xbox studio keeps on winning, show me Fable!



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Fable 4 reveal e3 2020. Book it.



Ryuu96 said:

The former lead writer of Obsidian leaked last year that they were doing an AAA Pillars of Eternity, he said internally it was being described as Pillars x Skyrim, these job postings seem to back that up, AAA production in 1st person like Elder Scrolls, with Pillars of Eternity setting.

It's looking like Obsidian is going to turn Pillars into Xbox's equivalent of 'Elder Scrolls' and I honestly wouldn't be surprised if one day InXile turns Wasteland into Xbox's own equivalent of modern day 'Fallout'.

AAA Wasteland should be the next step for the franchise, I’m conflicted if it should be 3rd person or 1st though.



So now we have currently confirmed to be in Development by new 1st party studios based on hirings/job posts and interviews 

Playground: AAA 3rd person Open world RPG, FH 5

Ninja Theory: Bleeding Edge, single player game by Hellblade team, possibly another project by a different team

Inxile: AA-AAA title, maybe another Bards tale entry

Undead: SoD 3 possibly the 1st AAA game in the franchise

Compulsion: 3rd person game with narrative choices possibly some RPG elements

Obsidian: AAA 1st person RPG

all and all together with XGS might have enough Games to fill the first 3 years of the Scarlets lifecycle.

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Went shopping to continuing to try to fill my physical Xbox collection.

360: Portal 2, Alpha Protocol,Bayonetta, Resonace of Fate,DA Origins UE.

XB1: Shadow of Mordor & War, DS remastered, Darksiders 2 & 3, Bulletstorm RE, Red Faction RE, Valkyria Revolution.



We’ve got a look at the upcoming single-player sci-fi RPG The Outer Worlds, the latest on Project xCloud, an exclusive interview with Jon Bernthal on Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint, the scoop on tickets for X019, coming to London on November 14, and you’re hearing it here first – Studio Wildcard’s Atlas is coming to Xbox and we’ll tell you everything you need to know! The episode will also feature DayZ, Hitman 2, Afterparty, Code Vein, Felix the Reaper, Children of Morta, the next round of Xbox Game Pass titles and more.