• Tegamal

    Official ESP Forums Video Game Thread

    It's a pretty exciting time to be a gamer right now! PS4 is breaking records all over the place, Xbox One is taking over living rooms and entertainment centers across the globe, and PCs are becoming more popular than ever!

    What are your opinions? Which platform did you choose? What games are you looking forward to in 2014?

    I have a PS4 tucked away for Christmas morning, and I'm proud to say I haven't given into temptation and it's still sealed in the box.

    Here's a few games that I can't wait to get my hands on:

    Infamous: Second Son

    Watch_Dogs

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    Titanfall


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    • The Guitar

      Last Guardian, PSsomething......

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    • RZK Spieler

      Xbox One. Huh. Isn't it weird how Microsoft does this thing where they invent things, and then find ways to make them worse? The original menu on the Xbox 360 was perfect, each subsequent "update" just made it harder to use, and less appealing.

       

      Windows 8?? God, don't even get me started.

       

      Xbox One? Haven't heard anything positive yet. I've been an Xbox gamer for a long time, but I WILL NOT buy one of these things. I will just get more PC games, and use my computer with Windows 7.

       

      Fuck you Microsoft. You suck.

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    • oMeSSiaHo

      The most recent game I played was A Link Between Worlds.  The game was quite fun and interesting but Nintendo missed an oppertunity to remake A Link to the Past.  They aleady had the art assets, enemies (seriously, they're all there) and the overworld created, it wouldn't take an insane amount of effort to finish it off.  They've been remaking Zelda left and right, I'm surprised they didn't give A Link to the Past the same treatment.

       

      ps

      Its a shame Dark Alone doesn't post here anymore.  I would have loved having him come in and tell me I am an idiot and know nothing about Zelda and that his opinion is golden and the only one that matters.  Oh well.

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      • Tegamal

        I heard that's pretty much all it was: A Link to the Past with added features. A friend from work went out on Black Friday to get the 3DS XL bundle just to play it, and a lot of people have been raving about it online. 

        My kid doesn't even play his 3DS anymore, maybe I'll pick it up. 

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        • oMeSSiaHo

          Anyone who says that obviously hasn't played it.  It has the same world and a lot of the same enemies but radically different gameplay.  All the items are avialable at the start and the temples can be completed in any order (though I guess you could do that in LttP too).  Its more puzzle oriented and they are crazy interesting.  It balances nostalgia and new gameplay pretty well.  Its like a better cover of your favorite song.

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      • Dist_Beercore

        Omess, you are a special guy.    I almost forget that stuff.  

        DA leaved the forums because he fear you about your knowledge and about your great kind of talking you have, and your fightings against people that are injust to others.

         

        Don't worry. He is probably spamming on thousand forums his stuff. He will only get back if his mafia get back.  Themselves shamelessly using their blinded ego called  it  'the top five': gvk, soufly38(sf38) a greatest comic spammer ever and blinded republican as fuck, Push(Phil), Da, KHKHK(goose) and other fag I can't remember, the mod had a very special relationship with those dudes,   (That was when you got off the board Omess, in 2007.)

        Well, Kutje Andjvie had a very 'special relationship' something like a deep sandy friendship with  the mod too, and lovely. (2008/2009)

        Omess, all your posts are golden.

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    • Bro KV

      You are an idiot an know nothing about Zelda and my opinion is golden. 

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    • spz

      For the first time I am considering a Nintendo handheld, with the new Mario and Zeldas looking awesome.

      Will likely own a PS4 at some point.

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    • ChainOfThought

      Whats a good modern air combat & a good football game for the 360?

       

      I'm reading TERRIBLE things about madden 25 (& the whole madden series in general) but I'm also not really seeing any better options.  I don't really care about all the super-deep features like franchise management and all that shit, I just want a good pick up & play football game.

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      • Tegamal

        Unfortunately, I think EA still owns the rights to all NFL games for the foreseeable future, Madden is the only one that can use NFL franchises and players. This also means no competition, so they don't have to make them great, but they are still hugely successful.

        Personally, I haven't played one since 09, but I've heard they've gone downhill since, so I've just steered clear. 

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    • Zorlac

      Still hate ghosts. gonna wait patiently for them to come out with a COD that has zombies again. Untill then it's ps3 for me.

       

      i was a bit hyped for MGS5...

      untill I saw they replaced David hayter with Keifer fucking Sutherland. 

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    • exhibit-sbt

      I'm a generation behind..  Bought a PS3 over the weekend..  Kind of awesome though to wait like this, so many options for games and they're all cheap.

      That said, game recommendations?  It came with The Last of Us, the newest Batman and I bought Mortal Kombat, Twisted Metal and GTA4.  Not sure what to get next and out of the systems entire lifespan, I got a lot to choose from and plenty of time before things are phased out.

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    • -_-

      i was a Xbox fan till Xbox said you couldn't play used games and had to be connected to the Internet For Xbox one. Traded it all in and switched to team play station after that. 

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    • -_-

      Any one play the new batman yet?

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      • Kannon

        Disliked it intensely except for the inclusion of young, pre-Batgirl Barbara Gordon in a couple of scenes as a shout-out.  The boss battles were boring, and the story 'twist' is a load of BS.  Would pass if I were you.  Even Arkham City was better, but IMO Asylum is still the best in the series.  Traded it in this morning.

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    • Kannon

      Looking forward to MGSV: The Phantom Pain and Ground Zeroes, though I'm miffed at how it's being released.  Also, Destiny pushed back... AGAIN.  Screw you! Drive Club, do want.  Just got Gran Turismo 6 today, so far, so good.

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      • Zorlac

        Continuing my bitch fest, I've been playing this series since near infancy so it holds a special place in my heart. It really pisses me off that they went and changed it instead of just making one final great game the classic way ( and then maybe rebooting it later with diff people) 

        I do anticipate given that I can go back to MGS4, snake eater, and even SOL and still have a fucking blast, this new one should play sick. It really is a shame Tho.

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    • Hmantooth

      Picked up an Xbox One over the weekend. Its pretty good, a LOT of issues that need addressing though. What have they done to the Marketplace!?

      Also - this forum appears to have gone apeshape. 

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      • Tegamal

        I wish one of my friends would get an Xbox One, I'd like to try it out. With the games coming out for the PS4, though, I feel that's the system for me.

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        • Hmantooth

          The way I see it, the PS4 is the console for people who still consider themselves Hardcore Gamers. Its designed to be purely a games console so it will excel in that respect. I just dont have the time to be gaming all that much these days so I wanted something a bit more casual and media orientated. I reckon both consoles will do well and il end up with a PS4 down the line sometime when the price has dropped. I ended up with an XBone cos a mate bought 2 and basically let me have his second one on a monthly payment setup. I was plannng to wait until Feb/March originally.

          Im pretty impressed with it, the Kinect works a hell of a lot better then I thought it would. Theres still some interface issues to iron out and a lack of decent games at reasonable prices at the moment but with Titanfall, Watchdogs and Destiny on the horizon im ok to wait. DR3 is a lot of fun!

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    • 101

      Resogun, enough said.

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    • Velt017

      I'm still playing League of Legends occasionally - Add me Velt017

      Other than that I'm catching up on stuff I missed on console.  I was REALLY dissapointed in Assassin's Creed 3... so much so that I've held off on Black Flag.  Finally getting around to Arkham City and Diablo 3 was better on console IMO.  I have to get around to DMC at some point too.

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      • Tegamal

        I enjoyed AC3, but not nearly as much as the others (but still more than Revelations). Everyone that hated AC3 that I've personally talked to or read online said Black Flag is incredible, so I can't wait to play it.

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    • ChainOfThought

      I started AC3 but it just hasn't gripped me like 2 or Brotherhood did...it froze/crashed once and I haven't turned it back on since :/

      I finished Sleeping Dogs...thats a pretty sweet game.  I'll probably pop it in here & there for random GTA style mayhem with the kung-fu twist.

      Diablo 3 is definitely a winner on the console.  There are things I don't like about the mechanics compared to D2, most notably I think would be the skills.  There isn't really much/any incentive to make more than one of each type of character.  You can change your build whenever you want to for absolutely no penalty and you get the same skills per character no matter what.  Aside from that though I love it.

      I got Deadspace off the marketplace recently and have been loving that one.  I will definitely be getting the sequels when I'm finished with the first.  I usually hate paying for a game thats linear & sort of a 'one & done' type of thing.  But So far Deadspace has been worth it.

       

      And I've been playing the shit out of the madden25 demo with my roommate (for lack of a better term...'compound-mate' I guess?) so I went ahead and ordered the full game.  Shitty reviews be damned, the game is fun.

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