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Of the two, if Sony were to acquire just one of them, who would you prefer?

Bluepoint 12 63.16%
 
Housemarque 7 36.84%
 
Total:19

I just wanna take a moment to note that April 30th was amazing in this house. I picked up both Returnal and New Pokemon Snap, and while both are remarkably different from one another they represent equally important facets of what makes gaming so fun. Returnal is a new IP, a shooty bang bang game with deeper story elements than I was expecting, a high end top notch high fidelity max-power game. Pokemon Snap is a sequel to an old cult favourite, a relaxing, combat-free photography game with simple, stylish graphics. both are immensely fun, both are exclusives, both came out on the same day.

April 30th was a great day to be a gamer, and I am so glad that I'm alive to experience it.



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Playing Nier Replicant. I played the original on 360. NA in 2017. Loving the new combat. I like NA more but this is a really nice version of this game.



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Runa216 said:

I just wanna take a moment to note that April 30th was amazing in this house. I picked up both Returnal and New Pokemon Snap, and while both are remarkably different from one another they represent equally important facets of what makes gaming so fun. Returnal is a new IP, a shooty bang bang game with deeper story elements than I was expecting, a high end top notch high fidelity max-power game. Pokemon Snap is a sequel to an old cult favourite, a relaxing, combat-free photography game with simple, stylish graphics. both are immensely fun, both are exclusives, both came out on the same day.

April 30th was a great day to be a gamer, and I am so glad that I'm alive to experience it.

I never understood the appeal of Pokemon Snap, but great that you are enjoying it.



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DonFerrari said:
Runa216 said:

I just wanna take a moment to note that April 30th was amazing in this house. I picked up both Returnal and New Pokemon Snap, and while both are remarkably different from one another they represent equally important facets of what makes gaming so fun. Returnal is a new IP, a shooty bang bang game with deeper story elements than I was expecting, a high end top notch high fidelity max-power game. Pokemon Snap is a sequel to an old cult favourite, a relaxing, combat-free photography game with simple, stylish graphics. both are immensely fun, both are exclusives, both came out on the same day.

April 30th was a great day to be a gamer, and I am so glad that I'm alive to experience it.

I never understood the appeal of Pokemon Snap, but great that you are enjoying it.

Hell, I don't understand the appeal of it fully, but I had nostalgia for the original and it's really nice to enjoy new, uncommon kinds of games. If nothing else, it's nice to play a game where you're not killing things or fighting or whatever. It's a game of mostly-passive observation and nature watching in the form of a Pokemon game. seriously, it's just so unlike anything else on the market and it's fun to explore and take pictures. 



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

DonFerrari said:
Runa216 said:

I just wanna take a moment to note that April 30th was amazing in this house. I picked up both Returnal and New Pokemon Snap, and while both are remarkably different from one another they represent equally important facets of what makes gaming so fun. Returnal is a new IP, a shooty bang bang game with deeper story elements than I was expecting, a high end top notch high fidelity max-power game. Pokemon Snap is a sequel to an old cult favourite, a relaxing, combat-free photography game with simple, stylish graphics. both are immensely fun, both are exclusives, both came out on the same day.

April 30th was a great day to be a gamer, and I am so glad that I'm alive to experience it.

I never understood the appeal of Pokemon Snap, but great that you are enjoying it.

I liken it to challenging your inner nature photographer.  There's something cathartic about nailing The Perfect Shot by either having quick reflexes to spot a hidden Pokemon or being patient enough to wait for the right action pose.



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Oh, Pokemon Snap is still addicting even all these years. What I love about the Snap series you throw apples at suspicious area's and a Pokemon pops out from it. also throwing a smoke grenade ball on something can reveal many things . I almost 100% N64 Pokemon Snap every Picture was a blast.



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This PS5 exclusive game plays really really good , I'm waiting for it, hope it Metacritics high . But the gameplay is super devil may cry formula and is like final fantasy ,It's already in high 70's I'll wait for it's story to bump up a notch or 10 points more? hope its good, but man that gameplay is amazing.



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There are several Best Buy Stores where Returnal has sold out.

Maybe Sony underestimated demand?

I will be shocked if this game ships more than a million units first week.

It’s receiving a lot of high praise from players, myself included.



DonFerrari said:
Bristow9091 said:

Since Returnal has now released (To pretty amazing reviews from both critics and players, might I add!), I think it's time for me to update the poll, so you'll see it change to something different shortly... not sure what yet, I'll have a think while I make another coffee, lol.

@Runa216 is right though, this first year is pretty fucking insane for the PS5 in terms of games... hopefully they can keep the momentum going! It's just a shame I can't find a PS5 anywhere, and even if I could at this point, I can't afford it anyway lol, boo! :( Guess I better start streaming more or start an OnlyFans, that seems to work, right? ;)

Although Returnal had a great review and their running history is quite solid I wouldn't chose housemarque over bluepoint even if cheaper (Sony could possibly buy both for a portion of that 187M), they still have to many great franchises that need a revival and a bluepoint remake would be ideal (yes they don't need to buy to do it, while new IPs it is better to buy the dev to ensure the sequel is of same quality), but that is me.

Here's  my 2 cents worth, whether by happenstance or design Returnal may well turn out to be looked at as Housemarques First Party audition' the reason behind my thinking is Returnal shows off their potential worth and how well they adapted to the growth required to make that step up much more than smaller scale games like resogun - nex machina etc even though they were great, still there are caveats like how much Housemarque values its independence and while we may see it as a good acquisition Sony may well feel the present partnership model is working well and favour a continuation of the status quo over outright ownership at least for now.

On to Bluepoint  I'm not sure whether the Souls remake while continuing to further showcase their technical capability, pushes their portfolio forward in terms of  showing they having the DNA to deliver a strong original product  and that seems to be what Sony values , but they certainly tick all the other boxes and even if bought as remake specialists i'm sure like Bend with Days Gone and others they would be given a chance.