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So what is your GOTY and GOTG so far?

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Ascott wrote:
Jan 11th, 2018 9:10 pm
3. Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
I'm a little disappointed people seemed to have forgot about this one. An excellent strategy game that maybe could have done with a few more mechanical upgrades than it got, but thankfully avoided some of the forced BS in the other 3DS games. The story is wonderfully executed, the localization is far and away the best Nintendo has ever done, the cast is great, and the mechanics to break up the usual gameplay all hit just right. The music is also really, really good for the most part.
I definitely didn't forget about this and intend to play it, it's just that I finished Fates sometime back in the summer and that game was so god damn unnecessarily long that by time I got done with it I couldn't fathom playing another FE game anytime soon. I don't understand how some people managed to play all 3 versions of Fates without getting burnt out after one. I might play Echoes eventually but I also kind of assumed it'd be worse than Fates and Awakening because it's a remake of an older game
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My playstation year end stats. Pretty cool:

Your path began on January 12 2017 when you played DOOM, and the first trophy you earned while playing was
E1M1.

Over the months, you played
904 hours
over 50 different games, while making the most progress in June with 210 hours of gameplay.

Here are your top most-played games of 2017:
#1 - NIER AUTOMATA 92 hours
#2 - BLOODBORNE 87 hours
#3 - HORIZON ZERO DAWN 87 hours

In 2017, you earned a total of 678 trophies
(Psst, that puts you in the top 10% of all PlayStation trophy earners! Way to go, you.)

June was your highest trophy-earning month with 234 trophies.

You also earned your very first platinum trophy in 2017
It's all Relative while playing GRAVITY RUSH REMASTERED.

In 2017, you downloaded
59 free games
and saved
$89.82 in discounts
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Bryson wrote:
Jan 18th, 2018 1:25 am
My playstation year end stats. Pretty cool:
How do you do this? Also almost 90 hours in HZD? Jesus
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ReeGee wrote:
Jan 18th, 2018 11:04 am
How do you do this? Also almost 90 hours in HZD? Jesus
I got an email from Playstation with a 2017 year in review. I got a similar email from Xbox.

Well I have no idea how accurate those play times are. There is some idle time in there for sure but still I did do everything in the game and got the Platinum. It was a fun a game.
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Bryson wrote:
Jan 18th, 2018 11:54 am
I got an email from Playstation with a 2017 year in review. I got a similar email from Xbox.

Well I have no idea how accurate those play times are. There is some idle time in there for sure but still I did do everything in the game and got the Platinum. It was a fun a game.
Cool I looked it up and apparently you had to be subscribed to promo emails so I just did that now but not sure I'll get it.
HZD took me around 40 hours to clear the main story, all side quests, blazing suns at all grounds and cauldrons but I had no desire to complete the collectathon stuff like the figurines, metal flowers etc. Good game but I had enough by the time it was over and not even sure I want to play Frozen Wilds at this point
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35 hours in and AC:O is still throwing me curve balls I didn't see coming. Don't want to spoil it but the Lizard quest line was so so cool. That and the side quests continue to entertain with their back stories and variety. Completely unexpected from a Ubisoft game.
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One of the things I appreciated about the game was that there are entire zones you won't really visit unless you go exploring on your own. There's a lot of potential for a second playthru in it. Some of the later zones only have 1-2 main questlines in them but tons of cool sidequests to do. Some of the zones are nearly barren but have interesting tombs or other stuff to discover. A few of the desert zones have cool hallucinations and other things going on too.

I was skipping through some of the main quest dialogue towards the end, usual Ubisoft stuff where it overstays its welcome but other than that I really enjoyed it.
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Jan 18th, 2018 12:06 pm
One of the things I appreciated about the game was that there are entire zones you won't really visit unless you go exploring on your own. There's a lot of potential for a second playthru in it. Some of the later zones only have 1-2 main questlines in them but tons of cool sidequests to do. Some of the zones are nearly barren but have interesting tombs or other stuff to discover. A few of the desert zones have cool hallucinations and other things going on too.

I was skipping through some of the main quest dialogue towards the end, usual Ubisoft stuff where it overstays its welcome but other than that I really enjoyed it.
I was thinking it's kind of crazy how I'm more than half through the main quests but haven't even uncovered half of the map yet. I've just been going where the quests take me. I like that the zones are all artistically distinct in some way as well. Nothing has felt repetitive for me yet which usually happens to me around this point in most open world games. One of my favorite things is how you can keep the combat fresh by switching up your load out and unlocking abilities every couple hours and I think that has a lot to do with why I'm still enjoying it
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1. Nier Automata
-Excellent story with deep themes, excellent music and great gameplay

2. Uncharted Lost Legacy
-sense of adventure and great cast of characters. Some of the best set pieces and a unique approach to opening the world up during a certain chapter.

3. Mario Odyssey
-charming and just a joy to play. Brings me back to my childhood

4. Resident Evil 7
-decently scary in the beginning. Takes it back to the roots.

5. Wolfenstein 2
-good story and gun play. Love how visceral it is.


Just started BOTW so it may end up being my favorite.
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Redmask wrote:
Jan 18th, 2018 12:06 pm
One of the things I appreciated about the game was that there are entire zones you won't really visit unless you go exploring on your own. There's a lot of potential for a second playthru in it. Some of the later zones only have 1-2 main questlines in them but tons of cool sidequests to do. Some of the zones are nearly barren but have interesting tombs or other stuff to discover. A few of the desert zones have cool hallucinations and other things going on too.

I was skipping through some of the main quest dialogue towards the end, usual Ubisoft stuff where it overstays its welcome but other than that I really enjoyed it.
Why would you do a second playthru? You can just free roam after the main story quest line is over and keep exploring.
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Jan 18th, 2018 12:30 pm
I was thinking it's kind of crazy how I'm more than half through the main quests but haven't even uncovered half of the map yet. I've just been going where the quests take me. I like that the zones are all artistically distinct in some way as well. Nothing has felt repetitive for me yet which usually happens to me around this point in most open world games. One of my favorite things is how you can keep the combat fresh by switching up your load out and unlocking abilities every couple hours and I think that has a lot to do with why I'm still enjoying it
The RPG elements really add to the addictiveness of the game. Thanks to everyone for recommending and suggesting Assassin's Creed Origins. The game is truly fantastic and I'm having a blast. At first I thought that the default control scheme was kind of ******** because of the awkwardness of having to push RB+RT at the same time but the advantage is that you can control the camera while in combat so I went back to that. The game does start off a bit slow but that whole starting area is literally just the prologue and the game completely opens up after that.

The game is gorgeous! Easily one of the best looking games on the Xbox One X. It must be insanely pretty on a high end PC or with 4K HDR! What this game does better than any other game I can think of is how alive the world feels, from the wildlife and fauna to the random people populating the world. It's like they took the best parts of different games and put it into AC:O. You can literally climb and go anywhere like in Zelda Breath of the Wild except without the annoying stamina bar or rain that keeps making you fall down the mountain lol, sidequests and RPG elements from the Witcher 3, combat from Darksouls, Senu the eagle is like the Owl from Far Cry Primal, the auto destination mount reminds me of Black Desert Online and all of these little outposts you have to conquer reminds me of Mad Max.

I found a big ass legendary weapon with health on hit and adrenaline on kill and I've been wrecking face through most of the game. Playing on Normal but have thought about bumping that up to hard since there is just so many different ways to kill enemies seems almost unfair. I beat the Crocodile so I figure I must be somewhere near the end. The Lizard quest was definitely my favorite though!

Just did the Final Fantasy sidequest, A Gift from the Gods. Pretty cool and worth checking out for the rewards. I won't spoil it but you get a legendary mount and I'm on the floor dying of laughter. This game is HUGE and there's a ton of content here. Also recommend doing the daily Reda quests since you get good loot and a chance at a legendary item.
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I love the sword from the Final Fantasy sidequest too. But ultimately I stick with my legendary hooked sword. Much better for the big guys.

Great game. I'm around the same point as you guys as I near the center of the "targets" graphic (Just finished the Lion & Scorpion I think).

I'm guessing there may be some additional DLC that will come out and require us to go to those unexplored & under-utilized areas.
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Assassin's Creed Origins' user rating is mediocre, hence the reason why I still have not started it yet
over the other games I have not finished from last year.

http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstat ... ed-origins

Is the Season Pass / DLC content worth getting? It is currently $54 for the season pass content.
I bought the Deluxe Edition during Boxing week but it remains unopened.

The PC (Uplay) version was also given away as a bonus for buying a Seagate Hard drive.




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Bryson wrote:
Jan 18th, 2018 9:47 pm
The RPG elements really add to the addictiveness of the game. Thanks to everyone for recommending and suggesting Assassin's Creed Origins. The game is truly fantastic and I'm having a blast. At first I thought that the default control scheme was kind of ******** because of the awkwardness of having to push RB+RT at the same time but the advantage is that you can control the camera while in combat so I went back to that. The game does start off a bit slow but that whole starting area is literally just the prologue and the game completely opens up after that.
Lol at one point shortly after finishing HZD, I was juggling both this game and BOTW, so that's 3 somewhat similar games but with drastically different controls. Adjusting to AC:O definitely was a struggle initially after being so used to the controls in HZD and BOTW. Now it feels natural, I feel OP at level 30 and just love the combat in general. I will regularly start shit with guards when I don't need to just because the combat is so brutal and addictive. Glad to hear you and others are enjoying the game because it's absolutely Ubisoft's best work in years and the refresh this franchise need. Seems to be a hit on consoles but a lot of PC players are still hung up anecdotal issues
XFactor11 wrote:
Jan 19th, 2018 12:01 am
Assassin's Creed Origins' user rating is mediocre, hence the reason why I still have not started it yet
over the other games I have not finished from last year.
http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstat ... ed-origins
dude nevermind that a score of 8/10 doesn't align with the definition of "medicore" but I don't think anyone else on this forum holds as much weight in that worthless website as you do. It's literally an aggregator of paid marketing and click bait so no one should be using this crap to decide what games to play. The user reviews are even more pointless as literally anyone can submit a review without ever playing the game. I can login to that garbage website right now and submit a 0/10 for any games I've never played
Listen to normal people like you who actually play video games for entertainment as a hobby instead of media corporations who's every move revolves around generating advertising revenue and pushing an agenda.
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He said the same thing before, something not wanting to play it because of the Egypt setting. The setting itself is quite varied surprisingly, each zone feels unique. They did a fantastic job on the world map and levels. The tombs were really neat too.

Anyways I agree with you, AC:O is by far one of the best games in the series and well worth checking out.
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I will give it a shot but I prefer to play other games I am more interested in that have not finished from last year first.
(Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Yakuza Kiwami, The Evil Within 2, Yakuza 0, etc). These games are obscure, with low marketing budget
and have both high critical acclaim and high user reviews.

I still have not finished Unity, or Syndicate due to Assassins' Creed series fatigue.

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