posted ago by Guy_Incognito76 ago by Guy_Incognito76 +37 / -0

Read a few reviews that were more or less, "1000 out of 10, greatest game ever made or ever will be made." If mainstream game journos love it it must be garbage.

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NoDelivery 28 points ago +28 / -0

No one on my friends list is playing it, none of my friends know what it is, I've seen zero ads for it, no one on twitch played it. It's a "give us a good review, because black" game. More importantly, I watched a few minutes of gameplay, and it looked like the most nothing video game ever.

altmehere 14 points ago +14 / -0

No one on my friends list is playing it, none of my friends know what it is, I've seen zero ads for it, no one on twitch played it.

I had never even heard of it before seeing this thread.

DNA1 23 points ago +25 / -2

All I know about this game is that there are 2 blacks (1 man, 1 woman) on the cover.

Automatic do-not-buy for me given the in-your-face wokeism. I'll probably pass on ever pirating it as well.

Steampunk_Moustache 7 points ago +9 / -2

The cynic in me says the devs aren't particularly woke, but did it purely to play the mainstream press and get easy 10/10's for free.

Aside from that, the game seems to be legitimately decent and non-pandering.

Ricwulf 26 points ago +26 / -0

Nah, Arkane are woke. They worked with Sarkeesian for fucks sake. Practically killed Dishonoured with the shitty DLC they made, but they worked with her and that was the result.

Steampunk_Moustache 6 points ago +6 / -0

Well in that case, all I can say is that at least someone there had the brains not to fill the game with woke garbage.

Realm 16 points ago +16 / -0

I've watched a few people play it. As a game from the Dishonoured devs, it looks to play a lot like an objectively shittier Dishonoured.

Ricwulf 10 points ago +10 / -0

The way I've heard it described is somewhere between Dishonoured and Prey in terms of mechanics, but much more linear and shallow.

It's weird how little appeal there is. On the surface, it should be a game that I know I would like, and yet I just don't care. It's not even in the "I might get it later on sale" category. I've fallen into the mindset to simply avoid buying Bethesda games (and the vast majority of Western AAA games really), but I'm not even avoiding this game because there's no drive to play it in the first place.

I've boycotted other devs while wanting their games (like Far Cry 5 because damn if that song ain't catchy as fuck), but how can I boycott something I don't even want to buy in the first place?

Assassin47 4 points ago +4 / -0

somewhere between Dishonoured and Prey in terms of mechanics, but much more linear and shallow

How could it be more linear than Dishonored, which is a linear sequence of areas? In Deathloop you get to choose which mission among 16 (4 areas in 4 different time periods) to do next, although sometimes getting an item will require you to go to a certain area.

It is certainly more shallow than Prey.

Ricwulf 4 points ago +4 / -0

I haven't played it, so I couldn't tell you. I'm merely saying what I've heard. Maybe they mean it's less free choice? As in instead of there being multiple methods, there's more restriction involved? Again, I don't know as I wasn't the one to play it.

LinkR 9 points ago +9 / -0

I tried, but had to return it. The PC requirements are unusually high and I couldn't even run it at low without maxing out my VRAM. I can play literally anything else on the market with no issue. Would love to at least try it to see if it's good. From what I've seen, the AI looks downright brain dead though...

SparkMandrill83 6 points ago +6 / -0

Im waiting for a sale. It looks kinda cool, but not enough to spend full price on. Besides the Easy Allies review and a few others I trust have said the game is good, but flawed. All those perfect 10 reviews are 100% paid off.

throwawayaccount2037 6 points ago +6 / -0

Woke-casting? Instant no-buy from me.

Zero innovations and gameplay that's been done better in games nearly 20 years-old? Not even worth wasting time pirating such a game.

It's bad enough they replace all the cool heroes with wokesters, but the extra spite-icing on a converged cake is that the gameplay for all these new titles are less innovative and mechanically inclined than games on the PS2 and OG Xbox.

cartoonericroberts 6 points ago +10 / -4

Worth a Buy, who is pretty based, gave it a thumbs up with some caveats (shitty AI particularly).

Assassin47 6 points ago +6 / -0

Watched a guy play it on YouTube. It looks fun but not really my type of game (I much preferred Prey over Prey Mooncrash), and it's hardly perfect. People shouldn't give any regard to game journalist rating systems in the first place.

JiggsawCalrissian 4 points ago +6 / -2

When you brush away all the progressive nonsense, you're left with a slightly below average shooter that doesn't offer much innovation in its gameplay, but at least has a somewhat unique setting and gameplay loop. Worth a look on sale but won't hold your interest for long. 6/10

(6/10 means below average in 2000's era ratings which is the metric I'm most familiar with)

I haven't even played it but I'm confident in my evaluation.

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DoctorProfessorRobot 3 points ago +3 / -0

man, at first I thought you meant Loop Hero and I was ready to give a pretty solid rec, but...

Yeah no, this is the first I've heard of Deathloop, and every sign points to 'Nope' as far as it goes.

NoDelivery 2 points ago +2 / -0

Just found an article that says Deathloop couldn't break the top 50 on steam, dropped under the top 75 days later, and is basically gone off the charts now. This all but confirms paid reviews. Tales of Arise got no media coverage, and has more than double the players right now.

Guy_Incognito76 [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

Tales of Arise is p. fun

danielmann861 2 points ago +2 / -0

Went through that small temptation to impulse buy it at launch but then saw "the hype" around its review coverage and thought...nope. I just have no interest in it. Everything I've seen of it does nothing for me.

So I'd rather just keep the money in my bank account and keep waiting for Lost Judgment this coming week...which I know I will play the hell out of because I love Yakuza games.

Galean 2 points ago +2 / -0

Synthetic Man did a half review of it. He seems like it but is not great, as other has pointed out it is a worse Dishonored that has performance issues.

As for me, since it has 2 blacks on the steam poster I simply gave it a pass. I did not know anything about the game before that so I just assume is some George Floyd tribute with probably a ton of extra woke crap in it.

I've also decided not to buy if it is not specifically tailored for me, I'm done having compromises.

brappablat 2 points ago +4 / -2

Waiting for a sale. I don't care about the black people even though I'm pretty sure just like everyone else here that it was a cynical ploy, a current year-ism. I'm sure there's an OK game in there somewhere regardless.

RealDrJester -1 points ago +3 / -4

^^ Pretty much EXACTLY my view on the whole thing as well.

TacticalRacism 2 points ago +2 / -0

I want to give it a go. But I'll probably pirate it. Think my pc is finally too old even for minimum settings, i7 5820k, ati 480 I think.

But I've Also noticed no advertising for it, if it wasn't for ACGs review of it I wouldn't know it existed.

LinkR 3 points ago +3 / -0

Yeah, Prey got shafted in the marketing as well, and that game was actually pretty awesome. It's like they just don't have any faith in their own work.

Ricwulf 1 point ago +1 / -0

It'd say it's more Zenimax/Bethesda. It seems that Arkane is largely fine with letting their games try to stand on merit instead of heavy marketing.

LinkR 2 points ago +2 / -0

It seems that Arkane is largely fine with letting their games try to stand on merit instead of heavy marketing.

Which is an incredibly nieve tactic, because word of mouth is more about luck than anything. And even then, that's still technically advertising, just free, because someone influential just so happened to really like your shit and made a video about it.. cough cough.

Ricwulf 1 point ago +1 / -0

Without a doubt. It's also going to get less financial success. Even if it does get the same number of sales in the long term, many of those will have waited for sales or price-drops when the game initially doesn't get those high numbers.

From a business point, it's not a good tactic.

I can kind of respect it from a creator point, but financially it's silly to say the least.

MrGiggles 1 point ago +1 / -0

They should have named it something other than Prey. Maybe it wouldn’t have made much of a difference in regards to sales, but a ton of people are still pissed off at the cancellation of the original Prey 2. It’s a shame, because Arkane’s Prey is really good.

ZeroPercentCamoIndex 1 point ago +1 / -0

Denuvo game. PC gamers should treat it as if it's invisible, like I do, until it shows on crack sites.

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hyrumwhite 1 point ago +1 / -0

Worth a Buy has a good review on it. Says the characters are annoying, the gameplay is generally great, but the AI sucks, and it's gets old after about 10 hours.