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I would currently rate GoT...

10/10 6 30.00%
 
9/10 8 40.00%
 
8/10 4 20.00%
 
7/10 0 0.00%
 
6/10 1 5.00%
 
5/10 1 5.00%
 
4/10 0 0.00%
 
3/10 0 0.00%
 
2/10 0 0.00%
 
1 out of I'm an imbecile. 0 0.00%
 
Total:20

The last big Sony game of the generation has dropped and it is fan-fucking-tastic. So much better than I was anticipating before and after the reviews dropped. It has weak points and some minor flaws sure but they are so easily overlooked when the game is this good. This is Sonys answer to BoTW and it works so well as that, the ambience and atmosphere drips so much it's pooling atop my TV stand. 

Mind blown so far. Anyone got thoughts?

I know this one will be a big photo mode winner so lets share our shots here too to add some of the beauty of this game to the thread but may i ask to limit each post to 4 photos per reply to keep page loading manageable and also snip photos from qoutes, it only takes a second but helps those with poorer internet or mobile hardware load the page without having to wait a day and a half. Basically be kind, Rewind.

User posts so far by @Cerebralbore101 and @TallSilhouette ....

My own images below, I'll cut them down to four once more people start posting screens.

Last edited by John2290 - on 25 July 2020

 

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It's about to go live here. Got less than 15 minutes left, Fleece blanket ready, Headphones and controller charged, TV brightness adjusted perfectly, USB stick ready for transferring screenshots to imgur, a bowl of salted pestacios, some Jalapenos, 3 cups of coffee lined up to be microwaved all sweetened with honey so i don't sugar crash and still I don't think I'll make it past 3am, man I'm getting old. I wanna see daylight outta this which i think is half five in the morning currently. Fingers crossed get hooked.

Will update on my hourly breaks.



 

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Tagging. The last great PS4 exclusive. End of an era!



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Mine is still a little long time to come over.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Two and a half hours in.

Okay, not the greatest opening to an open world video game ever but it was serviceable. I'm about an hour in the open world now and having much more enjoyment, I wouldn't say fun but man, the ambience is Breath of the wild levels and I'm not even high. The graphics are a little less spectacular than I thought they'd be but the art style makes up for it in spades. I'm not going to comment much further cause this is a 40 hour game at least and it'll take time to digest but I will say the story, intentional or not, is kinda B tier and I love it. Not playing this for the story but it has a certain style that is mildly entertaining without being Naughty Dog levels of polish and speaking of Naughty dog I think my lack of enthusiasm for the technical side of the graphics is because the last game I played was TLOU2.

Pros so far.

- Sound is brilliant
- Atmosphere is thick and highly calming,
- Combat is really tense on Hard mode.
- Art style is unique and the cinematic feel is dopamine inducing
- Detail is amazing 90% of the time
- Open world is actually open (At least a large portion of it) Freedom is right there off the bat once you're in it.
- Stand offs are cool as fuck

- Instant reload after death so hard isn't punishing in that way, removing the nagging to drop difficulty like in other games cause of loading times.

- Fast travel is actually insanely fast, like teleporting at the speed of light.


Cons so far -


- VA is off at times, Japanese lipsink is worse than even in the trailers. English is the only real option.
- Frame rate and input sluggishness is another game saved by my TVs smooth Ai feature but not as bad as TLOU2 for example, no frame pacing at least.
- Pro fans rev randomly yet a mild critique, they don't turn into jets... so far.
- HDR is inconsistent and if it wasn't so good to the visuals I'd turn it off completely, I've had to raise and lower brightness multiple times
- Can't change display settings in cutscenes so HDR can fuck them up.
- Fade to black between scenes/ gameplay to cutscenes/interaction and the like similar to Days Gone but short and consistent at least
- Wind mechanic is really over the top
- Combat is really forgiving on medium and their should be a bridge between medium and hard
- Detail is really bad 10% of the time, talking to NPCs for example reverts the game to cutscenes akin to that of an RTS

I'm enjoying it very much so far and about to dive in for another hour or two, I'm just going to wander and see how things go. The fact that I want to find battles says something about the combat, the most enjoyable part of the game so far next to the wonder of the open world. I havn't felt the need to fire up photo mode after one look to see the settings. Time will tell if this will be amazing, great or good but I can't see it falling below good, That said my expectations and anticipation was too high and I think I've tainted my initial experience by not stunted them sooner to release.

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Last edited by John2290 - on 16 July 2020

 

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Cerebralbore101 said:
Tagging. The last great PS4 exclusive. End of an era!

Has it unlocked for you yet? 



 

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DonFerrari said:
Mine is still a little long time to come over.

How long? You really need to go digital for these big releases, you lost so much time on TLOU2. This was only 30 gigs or so.



 

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John2290 said:
Cerebralbore101 said:
Tagging. The last great PS4 exclusive. End of an era!

Has it unlocked for you yet? 

Mine is physical, and it's still 7/16 here. It will be in the mail once I get home from work tomorrow.



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The sentence above is true. 

 

John2290 said:
DonFerrari said:
Mine is still a little long time to come over.

How long? You really need to go digital for these big releases, you lost so much time on TLOU2. This was only 30 gigs or so.

The agreement is that my friend have to buy it because I bought the last game. So he have to buy, play to finish and then give it to me.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

DonFerrari said:
John2290 said:

How long? You really need to go digital for these big releases, you lost so much time on TLOU2. This was only 30 gigs or so.

The agreement is that my friend have to buy it because I bought the last game. So he have to buy, play to finish and then give it to me.

That's a good deal but if the last game was TLOU2, you're getting shafted with this being twice the length and a game that begs to be played slowly. 



 

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