Following New Game Pass additions Page 67

  • TechnoHippy 11 Nov 2020 18:33:25 18,076 posts
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    Gears Tactics looks great, and is a fun XCOM style game.
  • Pierre2k 11 Nov 2020 18:44:10 1,306 posts
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    Already commented on how much I've been enjoying the excellent Gears Tactics, but I also gave Tetris Effect a shot last night.

    Despite positive reviews, I didn't really expect much. I mean, Tetris is still Tetris. However, gotta say, I was impressed. It definitely still is, at its core, just another way to play Tetris, but the music and effects are very impressive and it does add a new layer to the experience. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

    Obviously not playing VR, given I'm on an Xbox One X, but still really impressive on my OLED with HDR. Without a doubt, worth a download.
  • BigOrkWaaagh 11 Nov 2020 18:47:11 9,927 posts
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    welshben1982 wrote:
    DUFFMAN5 wrote:
    Just completed Maid of Sker. Would recommend, great atmosphere (horror) and it even has a "Story" mode which removes all combat, so if you fancy a nice spooky horror this is well worth a shout and only around 6 hours from start to finish.
    How spooky & scary is it Duff? It's loosely based on a Welsh folk tale so I'd like to give it a go. Just wanted to make sure my blood pressure can take it first :D
    I finished this the other day. It's quite short (about 4 hours) and it's better than I expected. It's not terrifying but it is quite creepy and tense, and there are one or two bits that will make you jump. You'll be fine imo, it's on the tamer end of the scale for sure.

    Edited by BigOrkWaaagh at 18:47:51 11-11-2020
  • KD 11 Nov 2020 18:48:50 3,085 posts
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    VR for Tetris Effect Connected sometime before 2021 on the Windows Store, it says on the official FAQ.
  • TechnoHippy 11 Nov 2020 18:51:21 18,076 posts
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    BigOrkWaaagh wrote:
    welshben1982 wrote:
    DUFFMAN5 wrote:
    Just completed Maid of Sker. Would recommend, great atmosphere (horror) and it even has a "Story" mode which removes all combat, so if you fancy a nice spooky horror this is well worth a shout and only around 6 hours from start to finish.
    How spooky & scary is it Duff? It's loosely based on a Welsh folk tale so I'd like to give it a go. Just wanted to make sure my blood pressure can take it first :D
    I finished this the other day. It's quite short (about 4 hours) and it's better than I expected. It's not terrifying but it is quite creepy and tense, and there are one or two bits that will make you jump. You'll be fine imo, it's on the tamer end of the scale for sure.
    I might have to give it another try, although the stealth bits were annoying and I got a reasonable way in, so a restart isn't appealing.
  • Drakesmoke 11 Nov 2020 23:42:31 695 posts
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    @TheDarkKnight sorry, assumed this was what you were looking for. As you are discussing SSD I take it this is either Series X or S and I've misread it! I guess a bog standard HD is going to take away that advantage, unless as I think you are alluding to that you could shift stuff about, perhaps you could keep the backlog on an HD and shift it to internal when it's time to play? Not sure but would be genuinely interested for when it's time to upgrade (no plans just yet, maybe next Xmas).

    Edited by Drakesmoke at 23:42:48 11-11-2020
  • Darth_Flibble 12 Nov 2020 09:15:51 4,629 posts
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    Really enjoying Gears Tactics. Its nice x-com type game that works well and fits in with the gears game

    Way too many games, started a NFS Heat as something mindless to play and its ok, nothing awful like 2016 game or meh like Payback, its a slight step up from payback. The characters are awful, their voices are like nails down the chalkboard. Its like some 50 something exec thoughts on whats cool street racing culture
  • Gunzberg 12 Nov 2020 09:16:51 2,844 posts
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    Paused Gears Tactics in Act 2...because....Fallen Order!

    Man, that game is truly something special.
  • mothercruncher 12 Nov 2020 13:39:50 18,378 posts
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    Iím suffering from GamePass Indecision.
    Just staring at them all, wondering where to even start.
  • hedben2013 12 Nov 2020 13:46:26 1,778 posts
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    @mothercruncher It's a nice problem to have! Remember there's a "Surprise me!" button
  • monkman76 12 Nov 2020 13:46:36 17,299 posts
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    It's a real problem. In some ways the lack of storage is a godsend.
  • TechnoHippy 12 Nov 2020 18:52:37 18,076 posts
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    Getting my arse kicked on Gears Tactics, so taking a look at Fallen Order - the intro is a health and safety violation :-)
  • barchetta 12 Nov 2020 20:26:40 2,958 posts
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    @mothercruncher yeah, definitely shades of going into HMV with a list of cds in your head and promptly forgetting as you walk into all those racks...
  • dfunked09 12 Nov 2020 20:57:32 1,028 posts
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    Bloody hell... Tetris Effect is a bit mental!

    Starts off a bit "oh, it's just Tetris", but within a few minutes it feels like the acid has just kicked in.
    I can only imagine how mental it is with VR...

    Edited by dfunked09 at 20:58:26 12-11-2020
  • Phattso 12 Nov 2020 21:22:09 26,294 posts
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    Yeah, I just played it myself for the first time earlier. Thought I'd give it a quick blast, ended up in a half hour trance. :-D
  • barchetta 12 Nov 2020 22:25:21 2,958 posts
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    Wrong thread!

    Edited by barchetta at 23:03:39 12-11-2020
  • Ultrasoundwave 12 Nov 2020 22:55:58 6,219 posts
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    Darth_Flibble wrote:
    Really enjoying Gears Tactics. Its nice x-com type game that works well and fits in with the gears games
    It was the first game I downloaded on my Series X and Iím also enjoying it. Iíve only done the first few missions but itís a quality game - yes, it is borrowing HEAVILY from the recent XCOM games, but it does it so well....plus it adds all the Gears stuff (and adds it all really well) which makes it come into its own.

    I checked Ďhow long to beatí and they reckon itís a 20+ hour campaign too, which is very meaty for a tactics game!

    Looking forward to playing more...
  • dfunked09 12 Nov 2020 23:05:03 1,028 posts
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    @Phattso
    Just wait until you get to the ritual passion level... I can see this being one that I keep coming back to.
  • TechnoHippy 13 Nov 2020 07:57:53 18,076 posts
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    Tetris is one of my quick resume titles, great for a quick blast and then back to one of my main games.
  • hedben2013 14 Nov 2020 10:27:18 1,778 posts
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    Tetris Effect is amazing with headphones.

    Also, playing Tetris Effect for longer than about 20 minutes makes my left wrist ache in a way that no other game ever has. Too much d-pad.
  • Darth_Flibble 15 Nov 2020 11:33:31 4,629 posts
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    I found the games that were added in dec 19 and Jan 20, some of them might leave in the next 2 months (in case anyone wants to priotise what to play next)

    Dec 19 (xbox and pc) one or 2 might of left already?
    Phoenix Point
    Totally Accurate Battle Simulator (Game Preview)
    Infinifactory
    Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition
    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
    Untitled Goose Game
    eFootball PES 2020
    Overcooked! 2
    Pathologic 2
    Ticket to Ride
    Demon's Tilt
    Wandersong
    My Friend Pedro
    Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker


    Jan 20 (xbox and pc)
    Fishing Sim World: Pro Tour
    Sea Salt
    A Plague Tale: Innocence
    Indivisible
    Children of Morta
    Gris
    FTL: Faster Than Light
  • Malek86 15 Nov 2020 12:43:05 11,273 posts
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    Pathologic 2 is very much worth playing before it goes out. It used to be horrible, but the loading issues are all sorted out on Series S.
  • TechnoHippy 15 Nov 2020 13:17:35 18,076 posts
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    I tried Pathologic 2 and wanted to like it, but found it dull and and clunky to play. Loved the atmosphere though.

    Jedi Fallen Order is doing my head in, but discovered that I haven't played Dead Space 3, so giving that a try.
  • Darth_Flibble 15 Nov 2020 18:40:05 4,629 posts
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    Pathologic 2 looks like jank fest survival game
  • DUFFMAN5 15 Nov 2020 19:02:36 26,339 posts
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    @Darth_Flibble
    Great work as always mate 👍
  • Darth_Flibble 15 Nov 2020 19:41:39 4,629 posts
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    @DUFFMAN5

    no problem, thought it might be handy. Its very unlikely all of those to leave but its likely a few to leave soonish
  • Malek86 15 Nov 2020 20:10:06 11,273 posts
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    @Darth_Flibble it's more like "jank fest artsy survival game with existential dread mixed in for good measure".

    Probably the most Russian game you'll ever play.

    Edited by Malek86 at 20:10:40 15-11-2020
  • Gunzberg 15 Nov 2020 21:16:30 2,844 posts
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    The combat is so shit in Pathologic 2. And the great mystery story in the end consists of shite. Overrated cult game.
  • ThrowingTuba 16 Nov 2020 14:25:17 213 posts
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    @Ultrasoundwave Tactics is great, I'm totally hooked. XCOM2 is one of my all time favourites to be fair.

    There is a bit of jank, but the Gears world suits it so well. There are also a couple of nice additions. Requiring a clean line of sight and friendly fire has lead to some fun instances.

    The classes, perks and gear all add a nice bit of variety too. Playing on hard from the off and every mission has been pretty tense.

    The ironman mode would be interesting for a second run, but as it's game over if one of your 'hero' characters die, I'm not sure how it would be in practice.
  • richardiox 16 Nov 2020 14:30:56 9,176 posts
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    Really enjoying Fight Night Champions, still looks decent despite being a 360 title. Wish they'd resurrect the franchise for the new gen.
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