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That’s fair. I think Black Flag helped me realize what I cared about, and dint care about in those games. The only really downfall for me, was that your character loses his spine and goes full “Team Assasin” at the end. That, and the fact thatBlack Bart was the REAL villain of the game.

Black Flag always felt like the desingers had a great idea for a pirate game, but were only able tongwt it made by slapping the AC brand onto it.

Oh well, and least Skull and Bones is coming at some point…


True enough, I keep getting distracted with sidequests and silly nonsense. I’ve played 96 hours and have only unlocked, like, 24%, according to what I remember from my Steam page. The entire upper-left of the map is filled in, the rest is still mostly fog-of-war. I did find a few sci-fi secret spots, even in that small corner of the Grecian isles (a couple of which forced me to leave and come back later).

I hear that! And honestly, I am grateful for that. There was a massive dearth of piratical games, at the time of Black Flag the best one out there was still Sid Meier’s Pirates! (Pirates: The Legend of Black Kat and the weird half-finished Bethesda Pirates of the Caribbean games were also present, for many years before the AC franchise even existed. Not great, but really, beggars can’t be choosers, and they were good enough at the time).


Urgh… you’ve reminded me of my personal No Mans Sky… Sea of Thieves… What a letdown. Rare, what happened?


They got bought by Microsoft. All downhill from there.

Sea of Thieves isn’t terrible, imho. Especially now no one is playing it.

I did like being part of a crew, but good luck finding someone with the time and the download to play it with.


(Also speaking of No Man’s Sky, playing it now is a completely different experience. If you haven’t played it since the many updates, I’d recommend firing it up again from scratch.)


That’s the thing though, Microsoft know how to make games. Look at Forza Horizon Series - similar in style, a bit more single player focused, but loads and loads to do. Do you remember the SoT trailer where they went intot he skull to find the treasure, and it was an adventure.

How did that turn into buying maps from a trader and just going to a randomly generated patch of land and digging for a few seconds!

Sea of Thieves is fine, I didn’t even mind the other players (probably a European Server thing, too many languages to get the desired effect of trolling) but it never goes anywhere. You never get a better ship, a better sword or guns, just pretty skins.


The only problem I have with no mans sky - and see my thread on it’s release - I knew exactly what it was and it was what I expected - my only problem with it is once you notice all the water is sea level - no rivers, no cleverness in making authentic looking lakes or seas then you can’t unnotice it. I can put up with the saminess of the planet types, I can put up with the repetitive gameplay and the way the ships fly, but that killed my immersion!


I only wish Skull & Bones looked better.
Though they did delay it by a large amount of time, so maybe it will be good? On the otherhand, the reveal made it look like you played AS THE BOAT! :open_mouth:


I would totally play a game where I could be the boat! :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


Up for debate, that. They’ve left many games in the ditch, and have made many titles I love to death.

Rare, however, went from “can’t-do-anything-wrong” to “why-do-we-still-come-into-the-office” after the buyout and the Stamper Brothers hoofing it 4 years later.


Guess you can’t turn a company based on Japanese working culture into one with a culture based on American working practices easily :frowning:


Is it just me, or does anyone else have a craving for MS Flight Simulator right now?


Yoda stories


Apart from AssCreed, I’m stuck in Catherine because I’m too pig headed to restart on a lower difficulty and the story is deliciously Atlus


I tried playing Celeste (since it’s on Game Pass now) and my daughter (6yr) was getting really upset with how many times I was dying. At one point she asked if I’d rather play ‘the ninja game where you jump around a lot and get shot out of guns and spin around and bounce of plants’ (The Messenger).


I’m glad I’m not the only one who calls it that.


Arrgh, everyone keeps bringing this game up, I feel like a total doofus for having no idea what they’re talking about.

I do think your daughter has a firm handle on the genre of game that is The Messenger. So, well done, as one parent to the next. :clap: :clap: :clap:

EDIT: Played Celeste. It’s quite good.


I still have a real craving for more pirate games. I wish more of them were traditional
Arrr! PGs” (sorry, I couldn’t help myself, but it’s also a real thing that I feel).

Mario Tennis Aces! It’s not bad! I haven’t had more fun playing a tennis game since the 2K series, the comfy and engaging Wii game, or the special secret gem that is Rockstar Games Presents Table Tennis (yes, not “real tennis,” but a fantastic, much overlooked game).


Almost do e with Arkham City. Think my next game with be Gravity Rush 2 which in also grabbed on PSN’s Black Friday sale. Supposed to be a hidden gem, so I’ll see what thats all about.

Beyond that, still playing Smash Bros. Ultimate with my boy.


Oh Ubisoft