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NEW POLL. What do you think of Horizon Zero dawn so far?

I love it, it's brilliant.
It's good, above average.
Eh, mediocre.
it's bad. below average.
It's terrible, so disopointed.
Yet to tell/no opinion/don't own it. .....
BraLoD said:
John2290 said:

Any way to play LOD without searching ebay and dusting off the old PS1? ...which I think I'm missing cables for. Any emulators or should I just watch it on youtube? If a new game is coming thats great news and all but I wouldn't get my hopes up until we see what money is going where. It'd most likely be a crowdfunder right? Why not rally a petition or kidnap Ryan clements?

You can play the original game on PS1, PS2 and a OG PS3 (I'm not sure which emulation the newer models lack, if PS1 or PS2, I think PS2, so you should be able to play it on any PS3, but I'm not sure).
You can play the PSN version on PSP, PSV and PS3.
So if you own any PlayStation system other than the PS4, you can play it officially somehow, either physically or digitally.

About emulation, sure, if you are okay with it, go for it, I don't think it would be okay to recommend doing it here, tho, so I can't help you with that, unless you buy the game and still want to emulate it.

EDIT: Oh, and I don't think just watching it is enough, as the game is turn based but skill based, so you are missing one of its biggest points, and I also enjoy playing on my on pace, RPGs even more. 

You've peeked my interest enough to have a go at it, Im thinking about getting my ps2 up and running for an MGS marathon anyhow. 



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John2290 said:
BraLoD said:

You can play the original game on PS1, PS2 and a OG PS3 (I'm not sure which emulation the newer models lack, if PS1 or PS2, I think PS2, so you should be able to play it on any PS3, but I'm not sure).
You can play the PSN version on PSP, PSV and PS3.
So if you own any PlayStation system other than the PS4, you can play it officially somehow, either physically or digitally.

About emulation, sure, if you are okay with it, go for it, I don't think it would be okay to recommend doing it here, tho, so I can't help you with that, unless you buy the game and still want to emulate it.

EDIT: Oh, and I don't think just watching it is enough, as the game is turn based but skill based, so you are missing one of its biggest points, and I also enjoy playing on my on pace, RPGs even more. 

You've peeked my interest enough to have a go at it, Im thinking about getting my ps2 up and running for an MGS marathon anyhow. 

So you are going physical, well, do some researched on used copies, because sealed are fucking expensive, and even some used copies are really expensive, specially for a game that actually sold well, and even got the greatest hits reprint.



zero129 said:

So

Cel Shaded graphics = kiddie

Realistic graphics = adult??.

Thats a pretty bad way of looking at it since art direction does not influance how mature a game is..

No. It's not the only influence, but it does factor in.

Cel Shaded = possibly likable by all

Realistic = less liked by kids, more so liked by adults

This is by no means a mathematical formula, but just ask yourself, why didn't NiN make that realistic Zelda game they showed off once with the spider? There are potentially many reasons, but graphics style most certainly played a factor.

NiN's main audience is kids. Sure people of all ages like NiN, and they have great games for everyone, but their core is kids. Always has been, always will be. Kids are much less mature than adults (most of them anyway). Selling a graphically realistic version of Zelda may not reach as broad an audience, and may not sell near as well as a more cartoony version, so NiN uses styles like cel shaded instead. Which is fine because it looks great and is different than the norm, and has done well for games like Zelda.

If realistic graphics don't have anything to do with the maturity of a game, then why didn't they make the new Resident Evil game look like Mario?



Present timeline console wars as explained by The Matrix

XB Fans - The PS4 Pro is a system, Neo. That system is our enemy. But when you're inside, you look around, what do you see? Fanboys, gamers, casuals. The very minds of the people we are trying to sway. But until we do, these people are still a part of that system and that makes them our enemy. You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be diskinected, and many of them are so inured, so hopelessly dependent on the system, that they will flame to protect it.

PS Fans - How did I beat you? - You... you're too fast. - Do you believe that my being stronger or faster has anything to do with my sales in this space? Do you think that's native 4k you're seeing now?

NiN FansWhoa. Déjà vu. - What did you just say? - Nothing. Just had a little déjà vu. - What did you see? What happened? - A console gen went past us, and then another that looked just like it. - How much like it? Was it the same gen? - It might have been. I'm not sure. - Switch! Reggie! - What is it? - A déjà vu is usually a change to the form factor. It happens when they innovate something.

PC FansThroughout human history, we have been dependent on consoles for gaming to survive. Destiny, it seems, is not without a sense of irony. /  Don't think you are. Know you are!

// //
EricHiggin said:
zero129 said:

So

Cel Shaded graphics = kiddie

Realistic graphics = adult??.

Thats a pretty bad way of looking at it since art direction does not influance how mature a game is..

No. It's not the only influence, but it does factor in.

Cel Shaded = possibly likable by all

Realistic = less liked by kids, more so liked by adults

This is by no means a mathematical formula, but just ask yourself, why didn't NiN make that realistic Zelda game they showed off once with the spider? There are potentially many reasons, but graphics style most certainly played a factor.

NiN's main audience is kids. Sure people of all ages like NiN, and they have great games for everyone, but their core is kids. Always has been, always will be. Kids are much less mature than adults (most of them anyway). Selling a graphically realistic version of Zelda may not reach as broad an audience, and may not sell near as well as a more cartoony version, so NiN uses styles like cel shaded instead. Which is fine because it looks great and is different than the norm, and has done well for games like Zelda.

If realistic graphics don't have anything to do with the maturity of a game, then why didn't they make the new Resident Evil game look like Mario?

Canibal Mario bros. I'd pay for that.



EricHiggin said:
zero129 said:

So

Cel Shaded graphics = kiddie

Realistic graphics = adult??.

Thats a pretty bad way of looking at it since art direction does not influance how mature a game is..

No. It's not the only influence, but it does factor in.

Cel Shaded = possibly likable by all

Realistic = less liked by kids, more so liked by adults

This is by no means a mathematical formula, but just ask yourself, why didn't NiN make that realistic Zelda game they showed off once with the spider? There are potentially many reasons, but graphics style most certainly played a factor.

NiN's main audience is kids. Sure people of all ages like NiN, and they have great games for everyone, but their core is kids. Always has been, always will be. Kids are much less mature than adults (most of them anyway). Selling a graphically realistic version of Zelda may not reach as broad an audience, and may not sell near as well as a more cartoony version, so NiN uses styles like cel shaded instead. Which is fine because it looks great and is different than the norm, and has done well for games like Zelda.

If realistic graphics don't have anything to do with the maturity of a game, then why didn't they make the new Resident Evil game look like Mario?

Not really for instance.

You wouldnt let your kids play them two games and they are cel shaded.

The best selling Zelda games of all time Twilight Princess and OOT wasnt cel shaded.

Like i said using cel shading is an Art choice doesnt influrence how mature the game is and like Fear Effect shows also doesnt mean it can be for everyone.



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KazumaKiryu said:

SO BEAUTIFUL !!!!! 3 friends buy themselves for the first time a playstation at the first march. The game is one of the reasons. Two of them are PC gamers and want to master the masterpieces like Uncharted 4, The Last of Us, Bloodborne ect. : D

The sales are continuing to be stellar. 5 million from December to mid January. Good to hear PC gamers are seeing the light.



zero129 said:
EricHiggin said:

No. It's not the only influence, but it does factor in.

Cel Shaded = possibly likable by all

Realistic = less liked by kids, more so liked by adults

This is by no means a mathematical formula, but just ask yourself, why didn't NiN make that realistic Zelda game they showed off once with the spider? There are potentially many reasons, but graphics style most certainly played a factor.

NiN's main audience is kids. Sure people of all ages like NiN, and they have great games for everyone, but their core is kids. Always has been, always will be. Kids are much less mature than adults (most of them anyway). Selling a graphically realistic version of Zelda may not reach as broad an audience, and may not sell near as well as a more cartoony version, so NiN uses styles like cel shaded instead. Which is fine because it looks great and is different than the norm, and has done well for games like Zelda.

If realistic graphics don't have anything to do with the maturity of a game, then why didn't they make the new Resident Evil game look like Mario?

Not really for instance.

You wouldnt let your kids play them two games and they are cel shaded.

The best selling Zelda games of all time Twilight Princess and OOT wasnt cel shaded.

Like i said using cel shading is an Art choice doesnt influrence how mature the game is and like Fear Effect shows also doesnt mean it can be for everyone.

It's not the only influence, but it does factor in.

Cel Shaded = possibly likable by all

Realistic = less liked by kids, more so liked by adults

No I wouldn't let kids play that game, but not because of the art style, but because of the "Mature" rating on the game. Zelda titles are mostly rated "Everyone" or "Teen" and not "Mature".

You also have to question would a series like Fear Effect sell better if the graphics were more realistic? Does a series like Mafia seem more mature than Fear Effect because it has more realistic graphics?



Present timeline console wars as explained by The Matrix

XB Fans - The PS4 Pro is a system, Neo. That system is our enemy. But when you're inside, you look around, what do you see? Fanboys, gamers, casuals. The very minds of the people we are trying to sway. But until we do, these people are still a part of that system and that makes them our enemy. You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be diskinected, and many of them are so inured, so hopelessly dependent on the system, that they will flame to protect it.

PS Fans - How did I beat you? - You... you're too fast. - Do you believe that my being stronger or faster has anything to do with my sales in this space? Do you think that's native 4k you're seeing now?

NiN FansWhoa. Déjà vu. - What did you just say? - Nothing. Just had a little déjà vu. - What did you see? What happened? - A console gen went past us, and then another that looked just like it. - How much like it? Was it the same gen? - It might have been. I'm not sure. - Switch! Reggie! - What is it? - A déjà vu is usually a change to the form factor. It happens when they innovate something.

PC FansThroughout human history, we have been dependent on consoles for gaming to survive. Destiny, it seems, is not without a sense of irony. /  Don't think you are. Know you are!

// //
Jon Edwards "we'll have to wait and see" in regards to Horizon and Aloy being Playstations icon of the future leaves me with mixed feelings but Sony as a whole seem pretty optimistic. I think Aloy could be the new face of playstation...at least as far as that goes for characters like Kratos and Nathan drake and that sack puppet. Interesting article anyhow,,, http://www.gamespot.com/articles/horizon-zero-dawns-aloy-is-a-playstation-icon-of-t/1100-6447839/

Thoughts people?

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I'm definitely picking up Horizon on day one! I'm not normally that interested in sandbox games (my general preference is for graphic adventures anymore), but I like the clever premise and aesthetic of this game. And its protagonist, from what I can tell anyway.