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Anyone buy COD Cold War? I bought it yesterday and have encountered the same problems a lot of people have (not being able to even go online and play the modes online because of connection errors with their servers) And Im on my 2nd time redownloading the entire 80GB game on my console to see if that will make a difference. If it doesnt, IDK if I should just refund it or wait for a patch that fixes it and makes it playable. Its so frustrating how in 2020 we still have these problems with games at launch or just in general. My friend in Estonia can play the game no problem and Im stuck with the bullshit server problems :/
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Anyone played Subnautica? Free on PS Store at the moment. Survival game where you crash land on an ocean planet and have to craft your way out, whilst avoiding massive sea monsters. Recommended! Some annoying bugs but can't complain for free.
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Ubik wrote: Sat Apr 03, 2021 2:47 pm Anyone played Subnautica? Free on PS Store at the moment. Survival game where you crash land on an ocean planet and have to craft your way out, whilst avoiding massive sea monsters. Recommended! Some annoying bugs but can't complain for free.
I played it and loved it. Landscape is a little buggy, you can sometimes get through holes in the ground, but I thought it had a great story line and crafting was unique and fun. One of my coolest moments in gaming history was building the cyclops. Felt like I had to put work into crafting it, but seeing it be built and just how big it was stuck out to me as being impressive. I've played up through most of the sequel too (it's unfinished right now). Not as fun in my opinion, some of the novelty wore off and the story isn't as great (too much drama and too many characters you hear voice logs from but never interact with) but still worth a playthrough if you enjoy the first one.

Neebs Gaming did a series of a playthrough of the game a few years ago which has been one of their greatest hits. They played the voice of the main character as he was calling back to HQ to get rescued and trying to get around their corporate bullshit. Really quite funny if you're in the mood for it, but there are obviously spoilers for the game.
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zazthespaz wrote: Sat Apr 03, 2021 5:37 pm I played it and loved it. Landscape is a little buggy, you can sometimes get through holes in the ground, but I thought it had a great story line and crafting was unique and fun. One of my coolest moments in gaming history was building the cyclops. Felt like I had to put work into crafting it, but seeing it be built and just how big it was stuck out to me as being impressive. I've played up through most of the sequel too (it's unfinished right now). Not as fun in my opinion, some of the novelty wore off and the story isn't as great (too much drama and too many characters you hear voice logs from but never interact with) but still worth a playthrough if you enjoy the first one.

Neebs Gaming did a series of a playthrough of the game a few years ago which has been one of their greatest hits. They played the voice of the main character as he was calling back to HQ to get rescued and trying to get around their corporate bullshit. Really quite funny if you're in the mood for it, but there are obviously spoilers for the game.
Oh god yeah, when I was about to build it I was like "so I guess that this'll be about twice as big as my Seamoth? Cool!" then realising that no, holy shit it's an actual, full-on submarine. That was slightly tempered when I docked my Seamoth to it ("awesome!") went off on my first journey ("three speeds?!") and then the Seamoth decided to explode inside it :lol Apparently a known bug, so after that it was for Prawn use only. I was pretty careless with the 'moths though, first one got destroyed by a Reaper (heard it, sped away, then turned around to see if I'd lost it...nnnnope.) Second one I left stupidly close to a Jellyshroom when I was looking for stuff in the cave (on its first journey out).

But yeah, outside of the bugs/crashes, loved it. Story was nicely written with humour where it needed to be, and genuinely tense (understatement) when you go deeper. First sighting of a Ghost was... damn. I think the loneliness of it worked well as well, and where some games would have you build bigger and bigger weapons to let you kill the big bads, this one's like nope, no weapons for you! Gives me Portal feels (which is about as high a recommendation as I can give.)

That sounds fun, will give it a watch! Yeah I saw there was a second, will probably wait till it's discounted after release but will give it a go eventually. Have you played Outer Wilds?
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Ubik wrote: Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:52 pm But yeah, outside of the bugs/crashes, loved it. Story was nicely written with humour where it needed to be, and genuinely tense (understatement) when you go deeper. First sighting of a Ghost was... damn. I think the loneliness of it worked well as well, and where some games would have you build bigger and bigger weapons to let you kill the big bads, this one's like nope, no weapons for you! Gives me Portal feels (which is about as high a recommendation as I can give.)

That sounds fun, will give it a watch! Yeah I saw there was a second, will probably wait till it's discounted after release but will give it a go eventually. Have you played Outer Wilds?
I don't think I ever considered the loneliness aspect or no weapons to upgrade aspects of the game. (I was aware of how helpful a gun might be) I guess that really was a key factor they did well with.

Haven't played Outer Wilds but that same channel I posted a video from did a small playthrough of it and it seemed pretty cool. I've heard a bunch of good things about it - have you played it? I thought about buying it last year but don't think I'd have the time for it now.
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Re: Nor any of the other 100+ untouched games in my catalog...

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zazthespaz wrote: Sun Apr 04, 2021 8:17 pm I don't think I ever considered the loneliness aspect or no weapons to upgrade aspects of the game. (I was aware of how helpful a gun might be) I guess that really was a key factor they did well with.

Haven't played Outer Wilds but that same channel I posted a video from did a small playthrough of it and it seemed pretty cool. I've heard a bunch of good things about it - have you played it? I thought about buying it last year but don't think I'd have the time for it now.
Yeah, it's another great mix of story and exploration gameplay, but more puzzle/mystery than craft/survival. Might turn up in another of the PS at Home deals for free, if so I recommend.
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Ubik wrote: Sat Apr 03, 2021 2:47 pm Anyone played Subnautica? Free on PS Store at the moment. Survival game where you crash land on an ocean planet and have to craft your way out, whilst avoiding massive sea monsters. Recommended! Some annoying bugs but can't complain for free.
I paid money for this a couple years ago when it was still early access and still couldn't complain. There was (and probably is) just no other game like it. It starts off slow but it's nice to just wander around and enjoy the ocean. Then you start to get into more and more trouble with resource management while at the same time finding and building cool stuff to help deal with the problems. If there's any problem with the game, it gets a little long and meandering by the very end, but even so it's well worth it for the unique experience.

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