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Is it good? Is it like Gone Home?
I don't know Gone Home, but if you mean is there puzzles and stuff to solve, then no. You literally wander around and a story unfurls. You don't really interact with the environment save for opening the odd door or gate, and switching on the odd radio or answering machine (and one or two other game mechanics unique to this game). If I was to criticise it I'd say that the ending was a little weak (although that could be because myself and Miss Pants sat and played it obsessively for two nights and then didn't get to finish the last "act" til a week later, and that turned out to only be 5 minutes of play) For the time it lasted (maybe about 6hrs?) we were absolutely entranced. If you've got 15 quid to punt at something pretty unique then give it a go. I know we'll be talking/telling people about it for ages to some. Be warned: Call Of Duty it ain't. And it's no Grim Fandango.
 

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Price drop supposedly coming this month if you're considering buying
 

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the new battlefront looks rather good.
i have the beta on the PC and it's great - tried the ps4 one last night and it was unplayable; hopping all over the place. will give it another go later.
 

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Have any of youse played Everybody's Gone To The Rapture. Absolutely beautiful "game". Note the quotes. More of an interactive story really, but really really atmospheric and beautifully designed/rendered. The music is amazing too.
The doctor wasn’t being negative, just honest. When I told him how tired I was he said that I wasn’t tired; that people with my disease experience what the medical profession call a “tsunami of fatigue.” I cried with relief, finally realizing that I wasn’t going mad, that it wasn’t me just not trying hard enough. I pushed myself to the edge of a precipice on Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture- I thought if I kept running then I could always keep the disease just out of reach. I was so wrong. In June I got very ill. I was in LA working on the final mix of the game and I got so poorly that I genuinely thought I was going to be brought home in a coffin.
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Anyone played Firewatch? Bit of a slow burner. Heh? Yeah? Anyone?

But it's lovely. It's odd and beautiful and perfect for when you're stoned. A little linear, like you're watching a film rather than directing it, but it's interesting to go through a game (so far) without having to shoot anyone.
 

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Sony will be enabling ps4 remote play game streaming to PCs (and something called a "Mac") later this month.
 

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Anyone played Firewatch? Bit of a slow burner. Heh? Yeah? Anyone?

But it's lovely. It's odd and beautiful and perfect for when you're stoned. A little linear, like you're watching a film rather than directing it, but it's interesting to go through a game (so far) without having to shoot anyone.
Firwatch is great up until the point of a weak ending. I realised weeks later how much it got to me when a few weeks later I saw a beautiful screenshot and got a pang of what can only be described as "nostalgia" for the ol' watchtower! Great voice acting from the two leads too.

Have you played "everybody's gone to the rapture"? Similar buzz. Wander beautiful locations and have a story revealed to you. No " puzzles" or "action" involved. Similarly weak ending though still worth it for something pretty unique.
 

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I'd much rather get a VIVE - but €900? Fuck that.
Yeah, my thinking is that having gotten Google Cardboard I can see the potential that even low quality VR has. To do Occulous you're going to have to pay for the headset and a top flight PC to run it. At least with PS4 being such a huge platform and developers like Crytek already developing titles you're likely to get consideral bang for your "low" price of 400.
 

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Firwatch is great up until the point of a weak ending. I realised weeks later how much it got to me when a few weeks later I saw a beautiful screenshot and got a pang of what can only be described as "nostalgia" for the ol' watchtower! Great voice acting from the two leads too.

Have you played "everybody's gone to the rapture"? Similar buzz. Wander beautiful locations and have a story revealed to you. No " puzzles" or "action" involved. Similarly weak ending though still worth it for something pretty unique.
YOu don't quite "play" firewatch, but there's something about it. It looks lovely. It drags you in. But I agree about the end. That said, decent use of 20 lids. I'm going to give EGTTR next I think.
 

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