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kenjab said:
KiigelHeart said:

Same here, absolutely loved the series until the ending. Legendary Edition is on Game Pass but I just don't feel like touching it at all.

Well, crap. I'm playing through the trilogy for the first time and am pretty far into 3 now. I'm absolutely loving it but now I'm scared to finish it! I knew the ending was divisive, but it sounds like it goes even beyond that for you both.

Also, for @Medisti come join in on the XBox Empire thread here.  Don't worry about reading the whole thing, just jump in and let us know what you're playing!

I wouldn't let that scare you too much. They tried to fix it with the Extended Cut and while I don't feel they succeeded, it's nowhere near as bad as the vanilla game was. Just go into it knowing you may be let down, but may also enjoy it just fine. It's not like the ending jumps out of the TV and kills your puppy.

LudicrousSpeed said:

Get GamePass even if you prefer physical. Just treat it like Netflix. Download a game and enjoy it. There are tons and tons of amazing games on there. You and your SO can play It Takes Two, idk if you have played it or not.

I may in the future. I have enough games to play for the next few months thanks to all of you guys. :)

gtotheunit91 said:
Medisti said:

I will also add that I humorously didn't know my TV had HDR until testing out the settings in Shadow of the Tomb Raider. I knew it was 4K, but that just goes to show how observant I am. Flipping it on and off, I wasn't really very impressed with the difference. It IS noticeable that the colors are better, but it wasn't a very big difference. I was a lot more impressed with OLED screens I've seen. It all looks fine to me even in 1080p mode. I guess I'm a terrible graphics whore. Sorry guys. I've let you all down.

Tbh, I've never really been into stuff like HDR before. I get so wrapped up in a game that I'm too focused on that, or I just notice the high framerate even more. Unless like you said, it's on an OLED screen! Which is why I'm so glad Xbox focused on framerate this generation. Series S may have some issues with modern games going forward, but Series X has almost nothing but 60-120fps gameplay! Even the FPS boost program where you can enjoy old games like Fallout 4 and New Vegas at a smooth 60fps is a literal game changer!

OLED really seems to pop more to me, though the vibrancy of HDR is noticeable. But, like you, I prefer the high frame rate modes. Even 1080p 60fps seems better to me than 4k 30fps. Everyone has their preference.

Barozi said:
kenjab said:

Well, crap. I'm playing through the trilogy for the first time and am pretty far into 3 now. I'm absolutely loving it but now I'm scared to finish it! I knew the ending was divisive, but it sounds like it goes even beyond that for you both.

Also, for @Medisti come join in on the XBox Empire thread here.  Don't worry about reading the whole thing, just jump in and let us know what you're playing!

I'm guessing they've played ME3 before EA released the Extended Cut.

I am actually a singular person, not multiple. And I played it on launch day and beat it within the week and later played with the Extended Cut. It did not fix the problems. It at least actually acknowledged some of the decisions that you made, unlike the original, but does not rectify the "Pick your favorite color for the ending cutscene" that is was.



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Medisti said:
Barozi said:

I'm guessing they've played ME3 before EA released the Extended Cut.

I am actually a singular person, not multiple. And I played it on launch day and beat it within the week and later played with the Extended Cut. It did not fix the problems. It at least actually acknowledged some of the decisions that you made, unlike the original, but does not rectify the "Pick your favorite color for the ending cutscene" that is was.

so you and KiigelHeart are the same person?

https://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9362366

Last edited by Barozi - on 24 February 2022

Medisti said:

Actually, I do have one question. I can't see my old 360 purchases in my game library or on the Xbox website, but if I search for them manually on the store it shows that I own them and can redownload. Thing is, it's a tad difficult for me to remember every digital game I bought from 2008-2011. Is there a way to tell or list these other than dragging my 360 out of the attic and hooking it up?

Yeah - go into "my games and apps" and select 'ready to install'. That will save a lot of hassle.

Some recommendations of games which weren't on PS4 (which you may have played on PC):

- Sunset Overdrive

- Ori and the Blind Forest/ Ori and the Will of the Wisps

- Recore (I actually think that game was good - sue me)

- Halo Infinite and Halo Wars 2

- State of Decay 2 

- The Forza franchise



Try these Xbox backwards compatible games
-Lost Odyssey
-Asura's Wrath
-Metal Gear Rising
-All the Castlevania games ( including Symphony of the Night)
-Fable series



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Medisti said:

Actually, I do have one question. I can't see my old 360 purchases in my game library or on the Xbox website, but if I search for them manually on the store it shows that I own them and can redownload. Thing is, it's a tad difficult for me to remember every digital game I bought from 2008-2011. Is there a way to tell or list these other than dragging my 360 out of the attic and hooking it up?

If they're compatible with your new console, it's simple. Go to "My games and apps" and select "full library".

Installed or not, if you're using the same profile that purchased the games, they're there.



Twitter: @d21lewis

Rise of the Tomb Raider is honestly one of my favorite action adventure games. I actually completed the 360 version recently just for comparison.

There is nothing spectacular about it, I just find it fun and enjoy exploring the world. The DLC ain't bad either.



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Barozi said:
Medisti said:

I am actually a singular person, not multiple. And I played it on launch day and beat it within the week and later played with the Extended Cut. It did not fix the problems. It at least actually acknowledged some of the decisions that you made, unlike the original, but does not rectify the "Pick your favorite color for the ending cutscene" that is was.

so you and KiigelHeart are the same person?

https://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9362366

We are apparently identical, but separate individuals. Twin Kiigel, is that you? Seriously, though, I know several people who feel the same after how the trilogy ended. Don't want to play the old games again, skipped Andromeda, etc.



Mr Puggsly said:

Rise of the Tomb Raider is honestly one of my favorite action adventure games. I actually completed the 360 version recently just for comparison.

There is nothing spectacular about it, I just find it fun and enjoy exploring the world. The DLC ain't bad either.

I played about five hours of it. It was indeed not spectacular. Pretty sure I've figured out the entire plot after the first few cutscenes. I mean, the set-pieces were great, but the gameplay boiled down to "Hold forward and occasionally press jump." It looks great, but it's essentially shiny Super Mario Bros. I had more fun during the hunting segment, though. I'll need to play deeper to really judge it.

I should also mention that I did follow the advice here and got Game Pass. My fiancee wants ESO so we can retire the PS4 and it's on the service, so I was forced under duress to do so. Nifty service, but the actual games listed are like 10% great games and 90% fodder. So, the same as all streaming-style services, am I right, folks?



AkimboCurly said:
Medisti said:

Actually, I do have one question. I can't see my old 360 purchases in my game library or on the Xbox website, but if I search for them manually on the store it shows that I own them and can redownload. Thing is, it's a tad difficult for me to remember every digital game I bought from 2008-2011. Is there a way to tell or list these other than dragging my 360 out of the attic and hooking it up?

Yeah - go into "my games and apps" and select 'ready to install'. That will save a lot of hassle.

Some recommendations of games which weren't on PS4 (which you may have played on PC):

- Sunset Overdrive

- Ori and the Blind Forest/ Ori and the Will of the Wisps

- Recore (I actually think that game was good - sue me)

- Halo Infinite and Halo Wars 2

- State of Decay 2 

- The Forza franchise

ReCore is an underrated gem.