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Everything posted by Kaepora_Gaebora

  1. Sea of Thieves (XBO/PC) - New Rare game

    Pirate Legend status has become mine! ☠️ I remember when I played this on launch day some 2 and a bit years ago, how much I enjoyed the game but thought me on my own would never, ever get to pirate legend level. However since she picked up an Xbox, my girlfriend and me have been chipping away and another friend picked it up as well and the three of us have been sailing the seas, taking down forts, ghost ships, vaults of gold and making friends and enemies along the way. I've still done some solo as well and, some how and some way, I've managed to get to level 50 for the three main trading companies. And there's still so much to do and see as well! Honestly they've made this game into a great experience, no additional paid content save for cosmetics (yes I bought some Banjo themed ship parts...) A great achievement by Rare to keep this game going, expanding it and making it so enjoyable!
  2. Sea of Thieves (XBO/PC) - New Rare game

    What size ship were they compared to you? You don't really know if anyone is a newbie or not, so they might have thought you kept on coming back to try and take them down for revenge or some such. I've come across a few nice pirates, one group of which we ended up on voice chat with and completing the Fort of the Damned with, but by and large the place is hostile with people after your swag! Saying that, I find PvP interaction fairly rare in all honesty, it's more of a suprise to find another genuine ship on your server rather than a computer one. Unfortunately I'm absolutely rubbish at the combat against people, so invariably get a good kicking if it comes to that!
  3. Monster Hunter World (PS4)

    I realise that @Hero-of-Time would have been th man to ask about this mainly, but has any one else tried to take down Alatreon yet? I've managed to get past his room destroyer once, but he's an absolute brute of a fight, you think you're doing well and then boom, does that move and you're all down for the count. Safi Jiva has been quite fun, Raging Brachy took awhile...some of this end game stuff is brutal!
  4. Xbox Game Pass (Console & PC)

    Chance to win a free Xbox Series X this weekend with Sea of Thieves, anyone near pirate legend level at all? I'm Gold Hoarders 47, Order of Skulls 36 and Merchant Alliance 30, so I'll be lucky to get everything at 50 ready for the weekend, which you need to be to be in with a chance!
  5. Xbox Series S | X - 10th November

    Perhaps I'm being naïve but I won't be impressed by loading time statistics on Xbox Series X or PS5 until they match the N64, unfathomable for all the advancements we've had that disc based games haven't caught up with those cartridges of yester year.
  6. Microsoft bought Zenimax/Bethesda

    Especially when Sea of Thieves takes up most of the time 😎 I think the only Bethesda series I've ever been find of is Wolfenstein, apart from that...meh from me. However what an announcement! I've seen the bits saying the games will be day 1 Game Pass, but nothing about exclusivity...I wonder if they'll keep the games multiplatform (the big series at least) to take in as much money as they can.
  7. Monster Hunter Rise (26th March 2021)

    This looks like a mix up of World meets the 3DS era games; you've got the Bug Wire (or whatever it's called) which seems like an extension of the clutch claw, open maps with no loading screens...with no fire flies or hit numbers popping up 😛 I've grown to love World, I'm about HR130 and got the MR99 Ruiner Nergigante quest to do tomorrow night to reach MR100 or above...but I'm looking forward to getting a portable and home console MH I can sink my teeth into again!
  8. Sea of Thieves (XBO/PC) - New Rare game

    Cheeky thread bump! With some chat about this game in the Xbox Game Pass thread, I wondered if we could gather an NE rabble together at some point to sail the seas and cause havoc, mayhem and sing sea shanties while we do it!
  9. Xbox Game Pass (Console & PC)

    Sea of Thieves has come such a long way, I loved the base game mechanics, the music, the Rare charm (which they somehow retained despite being a completely different team and generation) but the game itself has come so far, and all with no additional cost for DLC etc (except if you want those Banjo themes for you ship...) it's such a great game now for Xbox, absolutely love it ❤️
  10. Xbox Series S | X - 10th November

    @Julius Tech Radar have a bit of a financial breakdown Here that outlines what the deals are, and the penalties; looks like two missed payments and your APR goes from 0% to about 25% and you start getting fined etc. Let's be honest, they're absolutely banking (lulz) on looking like the cheaper option, I bet the Klarna credit checks are simple as anything...and then they'll be an element of hoping people don't make the payments so they get that extra money from them!
  11. Xbox Series S | X - 10th November

    Well if you're clearly like me and just see the words FIFA then you'll be easily swept in to it, too 😛 (To be fair the last football game I bought and still play is PES 2016, but the power of FIFA is still an eye catcher I guess)
  12. Xbox Series S | X - 10th November

    Yeah, absolutely is I reckon. I mused when Halo Infinite was delayed that they would somehow use Game Pass as the big selling point as there was no "tent pole". Now they've announced that EA Play is being integrated into Game Pass at no extra cost, that's another 60 and some big one's like the FIFA's etc, as someone who uses Game Pass that Series X price on All Access is amazing, I'll be tempted to go for that finances allowing.
  13. Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity (20th November 2020)

    I would tell anyone that listened that my main criticism of BOTW was that the more interesting story was the one set 100 years ago...I'm absolutely thrilled with this, looks amazing! Really keen to play it, the more I've thought about 3D All Stars the less I'm interested in it...so colour me up for this!
  14. Xbox Series S | X - 10th November

    Still baffles me why they try to keep these things secret, or indeed how leaks get out (talking about the Lockhart rumour that'd been about for months, this 'reveal' was clearly controlled) If the only/main difference is the disc drive then count me in for this version. Still interested to see how all these different options are going to work for MS...
  15. Super Mario 3D All-Stars (It's a out now)

    I was thinking about pre ordering the physical copy, but that box and package look absolutely abysmal for a Mario collection, not a chance! I'll probably go digital, finally cash my two games for £84 voucher in on this and 3D World, as nothing else has tickled me for awhile on Switch. Or I blow the budget on the new Mario Kart which does look really cool!
  16. Monster Hunter World (PS4)

    Developer Diary is coming tomorrow, described as the "Final" one, so perhaps the last of the free content updates and big event Monsters, if the rumours are to be believed it'll be a big one to go out on...
  17. Gotham Knights (2021)

    @Julius @Cube I'm pretty sure they've said this is based in its own world, while the Suicide Squad game is based in the existing Arkham Universe, might be wrong on that though. Either way, this game appeals to me a lot more than the mentioned SS title, the trailer for that one just didn't really do much for me. I'm sure closer to the time and when we learn more about it I'll get excited but at the moment, this is the one I'm really looking forward to playing and getting back to the Batman Universe with!
  18. Gotham Knights (2021)

    I hope there might be some sort of link between this and the Suicide Squad game, I mean it makes sense in my head but perhaps it's too much wishful thinking. Either way I'm looking forward to a new Batman game, I've loved all the Arkham Games, even Origins and Knight, so I'll be interested to see if this game is just a continuation of that style from WB Montreal or something new and different...only a few days til we know!
  19. General Switch Discussion

    I just wish they'd show us something, to be honest! I've put my Switch on a handful of times since losing interest in Animal Crossing after about a month, and it's frustrating having nothing to look forward to properly. The only remake I'm particularly interested in is a Star Fox Zero one (yes I know, but I love a bit of Star Fox and I really enjoyed Zero personally) apart from that, I would love to see some new reasons to get hyped for my Switch and dusting it off. I'm thankful Nintendo are riding high again after the murky Wii U times, even though I really enjoyed the games that were being put out on that and personally had a great experience with it, but in the last year I've had very little reason to play my Switch and feel that Nintendo magic!
  20. Xbox Series S | X - 10th November

    If they don't have a specific game to push the new console they need to do something...I can smell another Game Pass deal coming on, get 6 months free with a Series X or something daft like but if they don't have Halo they can't launch the console with nothing to promote it. Brave decision to not enforce a crunch and the right decision as well from a human POV, still playing the consumer friendly angle at MS!
  21. Xbox Series S | X - 10th November

    @Julius the Wii U comparison is a great one, one I hadn't pieced together myself; - plays all your previous console games -can use the controllers/peripherals that you had for your last game - unless your really clued up on your games, that name is as confusing as hell While I really love the consumer friendly approach MS seem to be going for with the Series X and Game Pass etc, I'll be interested to see if there's any similarities to how the Wii U's poor messaging impacted it's sales!
  22. Halo Infinite (2021) (XSX/XBO/PC)

    343 probably feel abit mugged off I imagine; they've slaved away for MS to make this game work on three different console specs, coming up to the end of production during the Corona crisis...and they've been slated for how the game looks and people have called their capabilities in to question. Personally I'm not fussed about graphics, I much prefer game play to keep me interested as opposed to things just looking nice. I'm intrigued by the idea of the Halo ring being open world, lots of potential for it whether it's still a 'traditional' campaign or more of a Destiny style game. I imagine this game will be like MCC in that it'll be continually updated, although hopefully not because it starts out broken. Speaking of I've re downloaded the MCC as I've never played Reach (and it wasn't on there when I originally owned MCC) to get me ready for Infinite. Being someone who isn't great at FPS multiplayer games, I'm definitely in this for the campaign.
  23. Halo Infinite (2021) (XSX/XBO/PC)

  24. Xbox One Console Discussion

    Battletoads has finally been confirmed for release in late August Kind of understand why this wasn't any where near the Xbox presentation, however stylistically I like the look of it and seems to have a sense of humour...not sure I would have bought it but as it's day and date in Game Pass I'll definitely be giving it a go.
  25. Xbox Series S | X - 10th November

    Rumours floating around that Halo Infinite's multiplayer may not be available at launch and will be added down the line... Not sure I can see that being true myself but if it is, Microsoft will probably just point you in the direction of Master Chief Collection's offering or, indeed, 5's, both on Game Pass. Just to throw and idea in to what @Julius and @Sheikah mentioned earlier, I wonder if rather than the games, perhaps Game Pass itself is becoming the live service, adding things into games as and when. I don't know, maybe just rambling thinking. More I think about it the more I feel like I'll just stick with my One S for awhile, until the first price drop happens for the Series X or if it starts at a decent price/good per month offering.