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So that Elden Ring demo looked pretty swanky, eh? IT's,...Souls but with a Zelda-feeling overworld. you know, the main over world is open world and free to explore, but the dungeons are their own self-contained things? It also looks like it cribs a bit from Sekrio in terms of player progression and movement and stealth.

Any game that takes influence from Dark Souls/Demon's Souls/Bloodborne for its design philosophy, Sekiro for its stealth and traversal, and Zelda for its world design is a game that's for me. Feb 2022 is going to be STACKED with this and Horizon: Forbidden West coming out.



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I'm so sad, I keep trying to return to Ghost of Tsushima because I REALLY want to beat it but it's just soooooooo damn loooooooong. I was done with this game 15 hours ago and I'm not even half done. I got 22% of the trophies and haven't even done the DLC!

And, like, the part that bothers me the most is that there are no individual elements of the game I don't like. I like the stealth, I like the writing, I like the world building, I like the level design and aesthetics, I like the combat a LOT, I like the traversal mechanics, I like the progression system, etc. I like each individual aspect of the game well enough and I think it's well balanced and fun! I really do! but, like...say you're having an absolutely amazing steak and you love it, but like, it's the size of a dinner plate and three inches thick. It's good but hot damn there's too much of it. even the best games have a limit. That's why I Felt that, while I personally loved Red Dead Redemption II, I understood why many thought it was too long. That's why I understand why some people say that Breath of the WIld's map is too large. That's why I also personally feel it's a GOOD thing that Pokemon Sword/Shield don't have the full 900 Pokemon national dex. At a certain point, it's too much.

Ghost of Tsushima hit that point right after I finished the first of the three islands. when I started the game, I saw that first area and thought 'wow, that's a lot bigger than I expected, that's entirely too big' only to find out it was like 1/3 of the total map, not including Iki Island. I just...I like the game, but I really don't see myself beating it. I was going for the platinum trophy but I don't even have it in me to just BEAT the game, let alone complete it. and it feels so bad because I WANT to, but at a certain point it feels like a game just isn't respecting your time. that's where I'm at here. Literally the exact same game but like 1/4 the size/length would have been a damn near perfect game. As it stands, I got bored ages ago, I was ready to move on at the end of act 1.



My Console Library:

PS5, Switch

PS4, PS3, PS2, PS1, WiiU, Wii, GCN, N64 SNES, XBO, 360

3DS, DS, GBA, Vita, PSP, Android

Top 6 this generation: 
Bloodborne, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, God of War, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Dark Souls III, Red Dead Redemption II, Rock Band 4

Runa216 said:

I'm so sad, I keep trying to return to Ghost of Tsushima because I REALLY want to beat it but it's just soooooooo damn loooooooong. I was done with this game 15 hours ago and I'm not even half done. I got 22% of the trophies and haven't even done the DLC!

And, like, the part that bothers me the most is that there are no individual elements of the game I don't like. I like the stealth, I like the writing, I like the world building, I like the level design and aesthetics, I like the combat a LOT, I like the traversal mechanics, I like the progression system, etc. I like each individual aspect of the game well enough and I think it's well balanced and fun! I really do! but, like...say you're having an absolutely amazing steak and you love it, but like, it's the size of a dinner plate and three inches thick. It's good but hot damn there's too much of it. even the best games have a limit. That's why I Felt that, while I personally loved Red Dead Redemption II, I understood why many thought it was too long. That's why I understand why some people say that Breath of the WIld's map is too large. That's why I also personally feel it's a GOOD thing that Pokemon Sword/Shield don't have the full 900 Pokemon national dex. At a certain point, it's too much.

Ghost of Tsushima hit that point right after I finished the first of the three islands. when I started the game, I saw that first area and thought 'wow, that's a lot bigger than I expected, that's entirely too big' only to find out it was like 1/3 of the total map, not including Iki Island. I just...I like the game, but I really don't see myself beating it. I was going for the platinum trophy but I don't even have it in me to just BEAT the game, let alone complete it. and it feels so bad because I WANT to, but at a certain point it feels like a game just isn't respecting your time. that's where I'm at here. Literally the exact same game but like 1/4 the size/length would have been a damn near perfect game. As it stands, I got bored ages ago, I was ready to move on at the end of act 1.

Take a break and come back later. Took me almost a year to get through it. Broke it up into major chunks of the islands.



TallSilhouette said:
Runa216 said:

I'm so sad, I keep trying to return to Ghost of Tsushima because I REALLY want to beat it but it's just soooooooo damn loooooooong. I was done with this game 15 hours ago and I'm not even half done. I got 22% of the trophies and haven't even done the DLC!

And, like, the part that bothers me the most is that there are no individual elements of the game I don't like. I like the stealth, I like the writing, I like the world building, I like the level design and aesthetics, I like the combat a LOT, I like the traversal mechanics, I like the progression system, etc. I like each individual aspect of the game well enough and I think it's well balanced and fun! I really do! but, like...say you're having an absolutely amazing steak and you love it, but like, it's the size of a dinner plate and three inches thick. It's good but hot damn there's too much of it. even the best games have a limit. That's why I Felt that, while I personally loved Red Dead Redemption II, I understood why many thought it was too long. That's why I understand why some people say that Breath of the WIld's map is too large. That's why I also personally feel it's a GOOD thing that Pokemon Sword/Shield don't have the full 900 Pokemon national dex. At a certain point, it's too much.

Ghost of Tsushima hit that point right after I finished the first of the three islands. when I started the game, I saw that first area and thought 'wow, that's a lot bigger than I expected, that's entirely too big' only to find out it was like 1/3 of the total map, not including Iki Island. I just...I like the game, but I really don't see myself beating it. I was going for the platinum trophy but I don't even have it in me to just BEAT the game, let alone complete it. and it feels so bad because I WANT to, but at a certain point it feels like a game just isn't respecting your time. that's where I'm at here. Literally the exact same game but like 1/4 the size/length would have been a damn near perfect game. As it stands, I got bored ages ago, I was ready to move on at the end of act 1.

Take a break and come back later. Took me almost a year to get through it. Broke it up into major chunks of the islands.

That's what I did, I took a bit of a break for a couple months, played some Pokemon and Zelda and Dark Souls and Back 4 Blood....but when I got back to it I was like 'man, can this be done now?'



My Console Library:

PS5, Switch

PS4, PS3, PS2, PS1, WiiU, Wii, GCN, N64 SNES, XBO, 360

3DS, DS, GBA, Vita, PSP, Android

Top 6 this generation: 
Bloodborne, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, God of War, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Dark Souls III, Red Dead Redemption II, Rock Band 4

Runa216 said:
TallSilhouette said:

Take a break and come back later. Took me almost a year to get through it. Broke it up into major chunks of the islands.

That's what I did, I took a bit of a break for a couple months, played some Pokemon and Zelda and Dark Souls and Back 4 Blood....but when I got back to it I was like 'man, can this be done now?'

I took some breaks as well. More, shorter breaks, but it was needed. It wasn't until I got into the third act where the game really started to pull me back in hardcore and had me playing overtime to finish it. Once it was over and I chilled finding leftover collectibles, I actually wanted more story.

I wasn't hyped about Legends, but tried it after anyway, and was relatively pleased. That went on for a bit then I finally moved on. Then shared GoT with a friend, only to find out not that long after, IKI DLC was coming and wanted to get back into it asap. lol. 

I guess you could say the game is a little bit of a roller coaster, though not one that get's boring and dull for a while, one that's just a really long ride no matter how pleasingly fun and exciting it is. The game does have a unique underlying high intensity that even the haiku and shrine side missions can't entirely mellow out.

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EricHiggin said:

I took some breaks as well. More, shorter breaks, but it was needed. It wasn't until I got into the third act where the game really started to pull me back in hardcore and had me playing overtime to finish it. Once it was over and I chilled finding leftover collectibles, I actually wanted more story.

I wasn't hyped about Legends, but tried it after anyway, and was relatively pleased. That went on for a bit then I finally moved on. Then shared GoT with a friend, only to find out not that long after, IKI DLC was coming and wanted to get back into it asap. lol. 

I guess you could say the game is a little bit of a roller coaster, though not one that get's boring and dull for a while, one that's just a really long ride no matter how pleasingly fun and exciting it is. The game does have a unique underlying high intensity that even the haiku and shrine side missions can't entirely mellow out.

I suppose I'll keep with it, then. Like I said, there's no element of the game I don't like, there's no one aspect of the game I think it does poorly, so it's not like I don't enjoy what I play, I just kinda wish I could move onto something else. I don't feel right returning to Horizon or FFVII Remake until I am done with this. 



My Console Library:

PS5, Switch

PS4, PS3, PS2, PS1, WiiU, Wii, GCN, N64 SNES, XBO, 360

3DS, DS, GBA, Vita, PSP, Android

Top 6 this generation: 
Bloodborne, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, God of War, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Dark Souls III, Red Dead Redemption II, Rock Band 4

Runa216 said:
EricHiggin said:

I took some breaks as well. More, shorter breaks, but it was needed. It wasn't until I got into the third act where the game really started to pull me back in hardcore and had me playing overtime to finish it. Once it was over and I chilled finding leftover collectibles, I actually wanted more story.

I wasn't hyped about Legends, but tried it after anyway, and was relatively pleased. That went on for a bit then I finally moved on. Then shared GoT with a friend, only to find out not that long after, IKI DLC was coming and wanted to get back into it asap. lol. 

I guess you could say the game is a little bit of a roller coaster, though not one that get's boring and dull for a while, one that's just a really long ride no matter how pleasingly fun and exciting it is. The game does have a unique underlying high intensity that even the haiku and shrine side missions can't entirely mellow out.

I suppose I'll keep with it, then. Like I said, there's no element of the game I don't like, there's no one aspect of the game I think it does poorly, so it's not like I don't enjoy what I play, I just kinda wish I could move onto something else. I don't feel right returning to Horizon or FFVII Remake until I am done with this. 

I got that way more so with HZD, though it was mostly my fault. I spent quite a lot of time wandering for collectibles and hunting dino's just for kicks and it made the game feel like it dragged on too much when it wouldn't have, if I had just focused on the main story and side missions. I was having a blast with the photo mode though, so that in a way made up for it. I felt the same way. There was little I could complain about with HZD, but it was taking up a lot of my time. When I was done with it however, I was pleased and ready to move on as I typically only play one game at a time.

Gotta hand it to SNY. They haven't been skimping on content, as great as it is, that's for sure.



PS Blog has some new details and footage from Horizon: Forbidden West. Let's see if I can get these to embed properly...

https://blog.playstation.com/2021/11/08/rebuilding-the-awe-inspiring-machines-of-horizon-forbidden-west/

Looking good.

EDIT: If they don't load for you:

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https://gfycat.com/farserpentineblackpanther



Definitely going to have to get my PS5 next year, might not be in time for Horizon 2 launch but I'll get to it eventually. Loved the first game.



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I will just say that I got crazy about GoT and done it in like a "single sitting" during one week.



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