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21 Dec 2018 11:38:19
Right, serious advice needed here. Me and the wife are just finishing off diablo 3 on ps4 couch co op. Was hoping to get another couch co op for Christmas, as of now, it'll be original Star Wars battlefront 2 but my eye has been on divinity 2, original sin. The reviews are amazing but I'm just not sure yet. Any thoughts on the game would be welcome or any suggestions for ps4 or xbone.

aoe

1.) 23 Dec 2018 07:00:09
Divinity original sin 2 has to be the best rpg that has come out this decade by a mile for me followed by dragons dogma and Elex.

Divinity can be played co op but it is nothing like diablo. Its a slow paced game where you will be reading & listening to many dialogues and text. The combat is turn based and ruthless at some places.

If you want something like diablo but in a futuristic setting take a look at alienation, very solid game.


2.) 24 Dec 2018 10:06:26
Much appreciated mate, yeah, I’m about to get hate but diablo 3 got so freaking boring. Especially the last act. I know that’s sacriledge. It started off fun but we completed it on the hardest setting available and it wasnt a challenge at all. We were completely op. We’ve gone and bought divinity 2 knowing full well now it’s going to be a major undertaking. Watched a number of different videos and holy spit, the combat system looks incredibly deep. The whole game does, excited and terrified jumping in. We are hoping it’ll be a game we’ll play for the next few years. I think it’ll be putting an entire day aside and just throwing ourselves in and learning. Any noob tips for a NOOB would be greatly appreciated.


3.) 25 Dec 2018 13:34:31
The game is so complex that referring to a guide would make it even more confusing. I recommend playin it on the easiest difficulty since it won't kill the pace of the game in coop. You can always push the difficulty higher once you get the hang of the mechanics.

Important tips off the top of my head:
- try to make hybrid character builds which cover all elemental damages(fire,ice,water,poison,etc) and also consider long/close range (eg.long range- archer,mage,etc. / close range - warrior, knight,basically tanks, etc)

- higher ground during the battle gives you a damage buff

- You can create oily, water ,toxic, etc surfaces during battle so pay attention to your environment.

- explore everything and talk to all npcs. Get the pet pal perk which gives you the ability to communicate with animals.

- get into the habit of saving the game manually every 15 mins and keep multiple saves instead of overwriting.

- also the game rewards you for sneaking and thieving every place.


4.) 25 Dec 2018 13:58:24
Diablo 3 was a decent game but never replayed it again. You should seriously consider alienation and helldivers, both twin stick shooters. Helldivers has friendly fire which makes co op even more fun and challenging.

Anyways merry christmas to you and all the posters/eds.


5.) 28 Dec 2018 12:59:54
Much appreciated mate, same to you and your family. Crazy Christmas so far and haven’t had a chance to put it in the tray but I’ve already decided I need the animal perk on your advice. We’ll find a way to get our asses kicked from the off but looking forward to it.


 

 

17 Dec 2018 13:39:53
I finally got my first solo chicken dinner on pubg last night. The ps4 version is much much more stable than the xbone version and I haven't seen any sign of mouse and keyboard cheats at all. Definitely worth a go for anyone who's tired of fortnight's epic building or the general crap ness of h1z1.

aoe

{Ed001's Note - solo chicken dinner?}


1.) 17 Dec 2018 14:29:08
100 players on one map try and kill each other as the map closes in around them. When you win you receive your chicken dinner. (Essentially winner winner chicken dinner pops up on the screen.) I’ve put in around two days of gameplay on xbone and never got a solo victory and I finally got it on the ps4. A large part has to do with the fact that it’s a better version. Far smoother and just a joy to play.

{Ed001's Note - a chicken dinner? I am sorry but that is terrible.}


2.) 17 Dec 2018 14:50:29
Haha to any pubg fans that’s sacrilege ed. To get a chicken dinner in pubg is sacrosanct. In fortnite it’s called getting a victory royale which is fine.

{Ed001's Note - I am sure it is very nice, but it just seems a bit meh. I certainly won't be bothering to try it if that is all you are aiming for.}


3.) 17 Dec 2018 15:20:38
I think Battle Royale modes have shaken up the games industry to be honest. It mightened be everybody’s cup of tea but until you play one, it’s hard to describe what emotions you go through. Especially if your not great at the game (like me). I’ve never had my heart beat or hands shake with as much adrenaline as I found myself in the last part of the map with three other players all vying for the same position as a blue shield of electricity closed in around us forcing us to move. The terror of hearing footsteps in your headpiece or silenced gunfire landing around you and you haven’t a clue from where, is something regular deathmatches just can’t offer because when you die, you just respawn. When you’ve spent half an hour looting houses for armor, health and your preferred few guns of choice, (ak47, red dot site, with compensator for stability) and know any misstep will get you killed it’s frigging awesome and as I said, terrifying at the same point. I know you are an rts fan ed but if you ever get the opportunity or play a round on any format, really do give it a shot.

{Ed001's Note - I am not a big RTS fan mate. I just don't really enjoy FPS. Bores me.}


4.) 17 Dec 2018 15:48:52
Sorry ed, I thought you’d said you play stuff like like c and c when editing. I imagine you don’t get to play much at all with the sites so “big fan” was probably a misstep on my part. I’m with you with FPS and tps, but having played shooters for the last twenty years I was bound to get board. that's why br mode has blown me away, it’s wonderful when games in a stagnant genre reinvent themselves in some way. I think it forces developers to push forward the industry as a whole. Pubg affects me wonderfully. Again I reiterate to any other ps4 gamers who ere curious, it is a cracking port across

{Ed001's Note - no mate, it is games like Civ and Total War or similar that are turn based I tend to play as you can just take a go and then leave it to play the rest. Or RPGs that you can just pause and come back to. Not that I get to play a lot, but it has to be something solo for me as I just do not have the time to sit and play anything. Be no point me trying something like PUBG to be honest.}


5.) 17 Dec 2018 16:01:50
Don’t forget champo manager 2001/2. Your articles convinced me to go and download it again. Still the best to this day. 😉 I should thank you but I lost 4 straight days of my life to that last month. Barely getting work done as it is. I’ll stick with pubg for the wracked nerves for the moment.

{Ed001's Note - hahaha I did get it back again but have yet to open it. I barely get to play these days. I tried Conan Exiles, might be great but I just kept dying while I was editing.}


6.) 17 Dec 2018 16:24:49
For the good of the site, don’t open it. Really don’t open it. Yeah Conan really kicks your ass. That type of game constantly runs but if you want a survival game like it, you can play offline 7 days to die and pause mid edit. It’s one of my all time favourite games for its many flaws but again, not everybody’s taste. It’s conan exiles but with zombies and easier building

{Ed001's Note - I did look at that first but after about 5 minutes decided to try Conan and just never got round to going back. I couldn't figure out what I was meant to do on 7 Days but Conan seemed easier to get started with. Now I have the idea I might have to go back to it one day to try it.}


7.) 17 Dec 2018 19:16:17
Yes Ed, it is terrible. Welcome to modern video gaming.

{Ed001's Note - oh you sound like an old man now!!}


 

 

25 Nov 2018 11:52:42
Was talking to a Rep in ea yesterday at a convention in the rds I was doing and he said a full battlefield bad company remake was nearly tagged on to battlefield v in some form and that it's pretty close to being ready. He said ea are doing everything to get in the good books of people at the moment. Firestorm is looking to be excellent and strangely enough fallout's disasterous online debacle might have wide reaching effects on single player games. As in companies might be reconsidering online only games. Nice guy took my abuse about working for the devil really well. He might have been just spoofing but it seemed genuine enough.

aoe

1.) 26 Nov 2018 00:19:26
I wouldn't trust anything EA says, ever. They've shown time and time again, they don't care about the community and only care about making money. The games they release are broken, unfinished and filled with microtransactions.

EA would be better off rebranding entirely, after firing all of the suits in the company and disbanding the board of directors.

It doesn't help that when EA feel threatend by a development team(like Westwood for example) they buy them out then liquidate them. They've done this with a number of up and coming developers.
kotaku.com/an-updated-list-of-studios-ea-has-bought-and-then-shut-1689498614


2.) 26 Nov 2018 07:58:51
Spot on hsf, was fairly certain you’d reply on this thread mate. It was refreshing to hear a little criticism for the company as a whole- (he really tore battlefront 1 and 2 apart as well as battlefield 1) It’s more that I’d love a bad company remake to pop out of nowhere. The hours I put into that game were unreal and bad company 2 is for me the best online shooter. We were talking about battle royale modes and how blackout kinda pulled the rug from under them despite it actually being disappointing and I just said all I wanted in life was an offline pubg with bots- that’s when he mentioned fallout and how relying on players to drive a game forward instead of programming ai might be a grave misstep for developers going forward. I very much doubt he’s any say in what they do but it was an interesting conversation.


3.) 27 Nov 2018 19:30:04
Yeah I see "EA" and I immediately get triggered lol.

What he says is true about it being a grave mistake to focus solely on multiplayer aspects. This has forced the industry into the state that is now, which is a fudging mess to say the least. Games are being released unfinished with the laughable concept of "it's a live service game" or an "Early Access" game.
Microtransactions(MTX) have changed the face of the industry, promting it to become a money gobbling monster that seems to always be hungry. This is one of the reasons I've been so critical of FIFA's FUT in recent years as it relies heavily on MTX, with theories even going as far as to say that the game is coded to make you want to purchase points to improve your team, by silently decreasing your player stats(meaning they still show as 84 but they're actually 80 for example), as well as the difficulty randomly upping its self in the games vs AI's. Whether that's truth or fiction is debatable, but I really wouldn't put it past them.

EA seemed to take it that step too far with Battlefront 2 though, they tied the progression to loot boxes, which sent the fanbase into a frenzy and prompting last minute changes to the game, plus a complete rework of the progression system after the game went live.

I must give props to DICE though, they have really tried hard to make Battlefront 2 what it was intended to be in the fans eyes, even though EA decimated their development team from 150 devs to less than 20(it's recently just been given a bump to about 45 devs), removed nearly all of their budget and shunned almost every idea put forward. Ben "F8RGE" Walke has been a revalation since being put in charge of the development and a lot of the credit should go to him. It's just a real shame that they can't pump out the content that the fanbase craves, and that EA and Disney got this game off to such a bad start, it truely could have been a wonderful game and I'm not even a fan of Star Wars.


4.) 13 Dec 2018 21:57:25
They put bullfrog out of business who made amazing games. Dirty pay to win rats

{Ed007's Note - They certainly did (make amazing games) mate. I remember playing loads of their games on my Amiga - Syndicate was absolute quality.
I didn't know that EA done that though.}


5.) 13 Dec 2018 22:41:09
I loved a bit of theme park, they bought them out and took all of there creative freedom, there are a few games shelved as it would have conflicted with their other games they were releasing. The two founding members fell out big time and the guy behind most of the ideas left. They were a proper original gamers company made by gamers from woking, surrey.

Ea are scum and pay to win is just another monopoly tactic to keep the poor just that. The ceo of ea claimed around 2012 that single player is dead and they're sole purpose is to create online games, no your sole purpose is to create pay to wins and get filthy rich, hence why they stopped fight night and bought ufc rights, why pay each individual boxer a cut when we can just give dana white a cheque? Much cheaper and now they have ufc ultimate team pay to win

I might write an article on ea and send it in but i think it would be more of a essay, i could go for days. Yet no authorities question this behaviour, the gamers suffer. Yet the new generation know no different so to them its the norm.

{Ed007's Note - I'm sure Ed001 & Ed033 would use your 'essay' as an article on their news pages if you want to go for it.
I've been sucked into the FIFA trap over the last 18 months or so but I refuse to put any money into the game after I buy them - maybe it's an age thing but the pay2win (as well as the favouritism shown to big streamers etc) is just so obvious to me and I'll never understand why others refuse to believe or see it.}


6.) 14 Dec 2018 11:32:18
I know mate its mainly kids being exploited. I will get to it over xmas but ill make sure not to use words like rats and scum, haha i'm just a passionate gamer who can see them for what they are

{Ed007's Note - I'll be interested to read that. I've seen the hate that EA get but never really paid much attention to it apart from the obvious stuff like pay2win and loot boxes.}


7.) 17 Dec 2018 14:39:34
They have certainly made a few questionable ethic decisions in recent times. Would love a new fight night which will never happen though can’t understand why as boxing has been on the up for the last few years and mma slipping back down. They’ve made great games with disappointing attempts at making additional monies. Battlefield 5 will be a big pointer as to whether it’s approach at making the fan base happy bears fruit. As for the ceo, he walked away soon after that statement. I am convinced the current ceo is possibly the devil though. He looks so evil. Like really google Andrew Wilson ea, every time you look at him some of your soul is torn away. Shudder


 

 

16 Nov 2018 11:12:48
Forget fortnite, the monster mess of pubg is coming to ps4 December.....8th? It is as glitchy as anything but still the best battle royale game on console

aoe

1.) 17 Dec 2018 14:40:48
May as well reply while I’m here, it’s frigging awesome. The best Battle Royale game on console by a mile. It works.


 

 

06 Nov 2018 09:35:13
Happy the forest on ps4 days guys. 4 years I've waited for this game. Even held off playing red dead so I could actually get a little time to play it this week. I'm sure I've made the right decision 😉

aoe

1.) 10 Nov 2018 14:28:10
I made the wrong decision. 4 years wait for a game that has aged 4 years. Far better alternatives out there. Still though, it’s pretty to look at. Ho hum, back to work aoe.


 

 

 

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28 Dec 2018 12:59:54
Much appreciated mate, same to you and your family. Crazy Christmas so far and haven’t had a chance to put it in the tray but I’ve already decided I need the animal perk on your advice. We’ll find a way to get our asses kicked from the off but looking forward to it.

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24 Dec 2018 10:06:26
Much appreciated mate, yeah, I’m about to get hate but diablo 3 got so freaking boring. Especially the last act. I know that’s sacriledge. It started off fun but we completed it on the hardest setting available and it wasnt a challenge at all. We were completely op. We’ve gone and bought divinity 2 knowing full well now it’s going to be a major undertaking. Watched a number of different videos and holy spit, the combat system looks incredibly deep. The whole game does, excited and terrified jumping in. We are hoping it’ll be a game we’ll play for the next few years. I think it’ll be putting an entire day aside and just throwing ourselves in and learning. Any noob tips for a NOOB would be greatly appreciated.

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17 Dec 2018 16:24:49
For the good of the site, don’t open it. Really don’t open it. Yeah Conan really kicks your ass. That type of game constantly runs but if you want a survival game like it, you can play offline 7 days to die and pause mid edit. It’s one of my all time favourite games for its many flaws but again, not everybody’s taste. It’s conan exiles but with zombies and easier building

aoe

{Ed001's Note - I did look at that first but after about 5 minutes decided to try Conan and just never got round to going back. I couldn't figure out what I was meant to do on 7 Days but Conan seemed easier to get started with. Now I have the idea I might have to go back to it one day to try it.}


 

 

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17 Dec 2018 16:01:50
Don’t forget champo manager 2001/2. Your articles convinced me to go and download it again. Still the best to this day. 😉 I should thank you but I lost 4 straight days of my life to that last month. Barely getting work done as it is. I’ll stick with pubg for the wracked nerves for the moment.

aoe

{Ed001's Note - hahaha I did get it back again but have yet to open it. I barely get to play these days. I tried Conan Exiles, might be great but I just kept dying while I was editing.}


 

 

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17 Dec 2018 15:48:52
Sorry ed, I thought you’d said you play stuff like like c and c when editing. I imagine you don’t get to play much at all with the sites so “big fan” was probably a misstep on my part. I’m with you with FPS and tps, but having played shooters for the last twenty years I was bound to get board. that's why br mode has blown me away, it’s wonderful when games in a stagnant genre reinvent themselves in some way. I think it forces developers to push forward the industry as a whole. Pubg affects me wonderfully. Again I reiterate to any other ps4 gamers who ere curious, it is a cracking port across

aoe

{Ed001's Note - no mate, it is games like Civ and Total War or similar that are turn based I tend to play as you can just take a go and then leave it to play the rest. Or RPGs that you can just pause and come back to. Not that I get to play a lot, but it has to be something solo for me as I just do not have the time to sit and play anything. Be no point me trying something like PUBG to be honest.}


 

 

 

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