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In Topic: What Are You Currently Playing?

17 November 2019 - 10:41 PM

I finished it. That wasn't just a really good game, that was some really good Star Wars too.

The characters are astonishingly well written, and they all get their big moments in the spotlight. Without saying too much, the villainous cast are also bright-shiners with an appropriately compelling backstory.

And particular shout-out to one late game addition to the crew, her contributions are short but sweet.

I really hope to see more of these characters in a hopeful sequel, assuming the Star Wars name is enough to break Respawn's curse of making really good games and having them sell poorly.

In Topic: What Are You Currently Playing?

15 November 2019 - 11:57 PM

So after spending pretty much all day with Fallen Order...

I don't know how they did it, but this games gets a big ol' fresh thumbs up from me.

In Topic: What Are You Currently Playing?

09 September 2019 - 01:11 AM

Nah, there's no real required reading. The Settlement 2 thing was mentioned in passing in Gears 4, and elaborated on in the collectibles IIRC. Long run wasn't a big deal, it's just a story prop used to demonstrate the COG hasn't changed at all once it was rebuilt. It's still systematically obsessed with controlling its population and ordering their lives to the letter. Some people in Settlement 2 didn't take very kindly to this when they started clenching the iron fist.


Jinn's one line about in Gears 4 says really all you need to know about how the COG views the situation: "A highly successful operation. It's now our most compliant settlement."


The big conflict rift between JD and his dad in 4 was going against his wishes and joining the new CoG. Marcus didn't want anything to do with the CoG, and he always had a problem with how the old one dealt with society to begin with.



Aaaaaanyways, Finished with Gears 5. Hoooo boy, what a ride. This thing goes crazy off the rails after Act 2.




And then at the ending




Actual EDIT (instead of all the little microedits I did): I do love the insane number of callbacks to pretty much every nook and cranny of the Gears lore that exists either in the story itself or through the collectibles.

In Topic: The Video Game News Thread

20 August 2019 - 09:14 AM

Exactly. It was likely a mistake keeping the Campaign under wraps for so long. I've seen people openly concerned about why they were so withholding about giving it any detail until now.


Honestly, if they'd shown this campaign trailer at E3 vs. whatever that thing was they did show... It likely would've been one of the standout highlights of their conference.

In Topic: The Video Game News Thread

19 August 2019 - 05:54 PM

*Gears 5 campaign stuff*





Have we mentioned just how freaking good this game looks? Why the hell is no one paying attention to it out on the greater net? It's one of the bigger mysteries. Especially since it's launching on Steam.