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Re: The STR Screenshot Thread

PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:31 pm

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Don't think this will be sitting alongside Yakuza 0 as one of my (currently 3) GOTY runners but still, it's pretty damn good. Just gotta remember that whilst it is a remake, it's a remake of the first game and not a new entry in the series like 0 was, and 6 will be. Enjoying it a lot though :)
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Re: The STR Screenshot Thread

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Re: The STR Screenshot Thread

PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:26 pm

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I've uploaded a few vids as well:





More here if interested!


Game is sublime :)
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Re: The STR Screenshot Thread

PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:19 pm

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Bonus Cuphead! If the game wasn't dripping in 1930s style to begin with, there's a black & white filter you can unlock too :D

I have absolutely loved this game.

If you're up for a challenge, like well designed & fun boss fights with a little bit of platforming thrown in on the side - all set to a fantastic soundtrack (and that's coming from someone who doesn't generally like Jazz lol) and some incredible hand-drawn animation, go & buy Cuphead. You can tell a lot of time, effort & love went into making Cuphead & for only 15 quid, it's an indie game & developer worth supporting. Tis a beautiful game :)

[Side note: Should any of you have watched the previous vids I linked above, I've continued to upload my playthrough of the game's boss fights, all through to the end. Will be uploading the final 2 tonight]
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Re: The STR Screenshot Thread

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Re: The STR Screenshot Thread

PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:04 pm

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Greatest game of all time (Life is Strange: Before the Storm) episode 2 choices abound guys!!! :D



Such a good episode. Really stoked for more!
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Re: The STR Screenshot Thread

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I will be sure to check those out & share mine just as soon as I've played it! (shouldn't be long)

Very glad to hear that episode 2 has continued the same level of quality that they put out with ep1 though. Dontnod set the bar quite high with the original but Deck Nine really impressed me with ep 1. Excited to play #2 :D

So many games coming out atm that I can hardly keep up lol. Playing South Park atm but I have The Evil Within 2 waiting, Hidden Agenda's out on Wed, AC Origins & Wolfenstein on Fri, and then CoD next week.. lol. BTS Ep 2 will be the next one I play though for sure :)
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Re: The STR Screenshot Thread

PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:33 am

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Really sweet episode, and even better than the first :)
If episode 3 takes the same amount of time as ep 2, we should be looking at the beginning of Dec. - Do we know if ep 4 (the bonus ep that comes with the deluxe edition) is supposed to be a fully fledged episode btw? Or just an extra scene or two with Max? Whilst it would seem a little dodgy to lock a full, proper episode behind a deluxe edition, it'd be sad to think that episode 3 will essential be the last otherwise.
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Re: The STR Screenshot Thread

PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:01 am

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It's not a fully fledged episode. They haven't said exactly what it IS, but they've said it isn't that. It's just something nice for the fans. I doubt they'll announce a boxed LE till it's out, so I'm hoping it's not too long after episode 3 :) I'm sad BTS is only 3 episodes long though, as I feel with this story it could pretty much just run and run at this point.

Our choices are reeeeal similar on this one, which is pretty cool to see. I definitely thought this was the stronger of the two, and one of the stronger of the whole franchise (on a random note, as someone who does acting I ADORED the play, and Rachel's speech on how it leaves you afterwards is so true). I'm really curious to see where episode 3 will go, since I've genuinely no idea at this point - just that where it seems to be going is where it CAN'T go. It's really nice Deck Nine have managed to leave me like that so close to the end :)

I also really adore how the game is so similar yet so different from LIS1. It's almost the positivity to counterbalance the tragedy in some ways, and I think the format works incredibly well without the time power - I'm basically not even using backtalk much, or being aggressive when I do, because I don't think Chloe is in that place at this point in time, and it's really refreshing to be able to choose to play that way.

I also think that when I've finished BTS and come to replay LIS1, I'll actually play it in an entirely different way now. They've added a lot of context to stuff in the first game, and done it pretty seamlessly, and now the way I played LIS1 seems less realistic and correct given that context. For example, I absolutely couldn't ship Max and Chloe now, after seeing how Max treated her and how she is with Rachel - which is a huge change in my canon, so I'm really keen to see how the changes leave my canon when I play with them in mind.

I also think that it's awesome how in 2 episodes they've basically changed my mind so that Chloe is the main character of both games, and Max is more a supporting role. They've done an amazing job of making her identifiable, likeable, and relatable, and I'm more invested in her right now than I am Max in the grand scheme of things. Can't wait for episode 3 - this game makes me so hella happy!!! :)

Also, new wallpaper - and the main pic showing off where my screenshot effort went haha :D

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Re: The STR Screenshot Thread

PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:07 pm

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I took this screenshot too:

though didn't include it above since it's pretty spoilery heh.

Anubis wrote:It's not a fully fledged episode. They haven't said exactly what it IS, but they've said it isn't that. It's just something nice for the fans. I doubt they'll announce a boxed LE till it's out, so I'm hoping it's not too long after episode 3 :) I'm sad BTS is only 3 episodes long though, as I feel with this story it could pretty much just run and run at this point.

The Steam description of it says you play as a ‘young Max Caulfield’ & that it's called ‘Farewell’. I'm assuming from that that it's self-contained & covers Max moving away. Shame that it's not a fully fledged ep, though with that being said, I'm not sure I could easily go back to playing as Max now anyway, if I'm completely honest. I know exactly what you mean when it comes to replaying the first season again. A lot of things have been put into perspective with BTS and I know when I come to replay LiS it will be with a very different view point and choices.

Sad that we've only got one more episode with Chloe & Rachel. Realistically, they can only cover so much time in a prequel but I think they could probably have stretched to 5 episodes like the first season, or at least 4. At this point in the story (and with only 1 episode left) it seems like they have a lot of ground left to cover & I'm not really sure what to expect from that either tbh. Good that it's not so predictable! It's going to be pretty bittersweet going into ep 3 though as you're right, the story can't go where it seems to be going, and we know they don't get the happy ending we'd like for them :(

Good to see that our choices were very similar on this one too! I also loved the play (I'd say that & the tabletop game are two of the best scenes in the series tbh), and whilst I couldn't relate (as an actor) to what Rachel was saying afterwards, I could definitely relate as an audience member.
As someone who suffers with pretty bad anxiety irl, I always get anxious when going out to a show but coming away from one? She's bang on about the adrenaline rush taking over. No more nerves (for the most part at least), and just the high which usually keeps me up for the rest of the night heh.


Fingers crossed for an early Dec release for episode 3 anyway! Would be nice to be able to take into account all 3 episodes when thinking of GOTY rankings :)
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Re: The STR Screenshot Thread

PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:37 am

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Expect lots more as the game is downright gorgeous, and huge lol. Played around 9hrs of it now and I've barely scratched the surface.
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Re: The STR Screenshot Thread

PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:01 pm

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The lone and level sands stretch far away.

Re: The STR Screenshot Thread

PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:08 pm

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Last 2 :)

What I loved:
  • Main story.
  • Bayek & Aya (hope we see them again).
  • The gameworld & its attention to detail.
  • RPG elements.
  • Eagle scouting mechanic.
  • New & improved combat.
  • Multi-step sidequests.
  • The inclusion of Photo Mode (though they need to allow the camera to be pulled back further, I used a custom tool)

At the same time as the sidequests being a positive for me, they would also be my main negative. I loved how many of them had several steps to them and whilst some of them did have had a nice bit of story attached to them, there are a lot of them in the game and they got very samey after a while. Investigate this area, rescue this prisoner etc. After so many hours (albeit 20+hrs or so) I was mainly focusing on the main story missions, whilst maybe doing a couple sidequests if their markers happened to be close by. I stopped trying to clear areas of quests when I came upon them like I tend to do in other games.
I hope that for the next game they'll cut the number of those down a bit (quality over quantity) and flesh them out a bit more so they're a little more varied. One thing I have always loved with The Witcher games (especially 3) is that you could play some sidequests/arcs and easily mistake them for main quests in the way they are presented. I'd love to see that in future AC titles. They're on the right track though and I hope they stick with this new type of AC for future games.

Can't say I had many other complaints with the game tbh (off the top of my head). Didn't experience any bugs, performance was decent enough.. I do still miss the modern day segments though (Origins has some ofc, but they've never been the same since Desmond)


There's still room for improvement here but Origins is a return to form (imo) and one of the best installments in the series.

(Not sure what I'm gonna play next, tis a choice between The Evil Within 2, Wolfenstein 2 & CoD:WWII)
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Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

Re: The STR Screenshot Thread

PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:46 pm

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Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.


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