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Old 06-30-2020, 09:36 PM
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Rainbow Six Siege:
I tried playing some with my nephew... him showing me how to play, and then watching each other take a turn playing with online players. Cool game. Five-vs-five hostage rescue, bomb defuse, type of games (like Counter-strike and hostage/bomb defuse in Call of Duty games).

The newer features of this game is destructible walls and floors, adding a more realistic aspect. Also has a lot more tech features, like video cameras, seeing through walls. One item analyses thermal footsteps and then displays where that enemy is. Also, a character can wound an enemy, "interrogate" him, and then displays where all the enemy team members are.

A PC gamer like me will take a long time to get decent at it, that is trying to aim with the thumb joystick (analog stick) (rather than keyboard/mouse) not to mention using a controller for everything else as well, shooting, moving etc. I've played a lot of this mode type in Call of Duty games.

Whereas I was fairly useless to my team (and one guy entered a vote to kick me after my first round), I was able to share some strategy advice to my nephew, particularly when to use a cooked or stun/flash bang grenade.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night:
Just started playing this modern-day scroller, in the Castlevania mode. Again, getting used to using a controller with this.

It's ok so far. I really enjoyed the old Duke Nukem side scrollers 30 years ago, and enjoyed playing Castlevania on Nintendo 20 years ago. But where I might replay a Duke emulator (or Zelda/Nintendo), after playing Castlevania once, I'm not interested in replaying it.

After a few death's fighting the first level's boat boss, I looked up how to beat it on youtube. I'd normally want to figure it out myself, but I wasn't so interested in this.
I started a topic about Bloodstained way back but no one was interested.

http://horror.com/forum/showthread.php?t=65942

I'm going to play it myself when all my Kickstarter items show up. Probably during the October month.
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Old 07-01-2020, 02:43 PM
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I started a topic about Bloodstained way back but no one was interested.

http://horror.com/forum/showthread.php?t=65942

I'm going to play it myself when all my Kickstarter items show up. Probably during the October month.
I just got Bloodstained a week ago. A buddy kind of pushed it on me. It's not a game I would have thought of myself. But I'm starting to get into the melee aspect of it.

When your Kickstarter items show up? What's your kickstarter? "Help me play Bloodstained"? Just read your Bloodstained OP... so Bloodstained is a kickstarter game? Didn't know that. Why do you have to wait? I bought it from Steam.
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Old 07-02-2020, 05:54 PM
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I just got Bloodstained a week ago. A buddy kind of pushed it on me. It's not a game I would have thought of myself. But I'm starting to get into the melee aspect of it.

When your Kickstarter items show up? What's your kickstarter? "Help me play Bloodstained"? Just read your Bloodstained OP... so Bloodstained is a kickstarter game? Didn't know that. Why do you have to wait? I bought it from Steam.
You don't know about Kickstarter?

Basically normal people, help start various projects that can't find money. It could be any thing from video games, board games, watches, fidget toys, etc. But in the case of these big video games, Bloodstained Ritual of the Night and Shenmue 3 were the two big ones a few years ago. For the most part, they use Kickstarter as a tool for interest free money without the usual investor protection. Then go to whatever publisher for the rest of the funding. We have this much money now help us the rest of the way.

The Kickstarter people are seen as "backers" not investors. Thus some bad stuff can happen. Such as receiving poor games or at times no game at all. Doesn't have to be games, any item.

Things change that were promised. It happened with Bloodstained over the difference between a slipcase and dust jacket. And even more stuff like things being backer exclusive.

Late "rewards" or "goodies" even though in Kickstarter these things are basically sold as pre-order items. Give us this amount of money and you'll get this item. Not give us this amount of investment money without protection and you might get this item, once we fulfill our obligation to our publisher and make money selling the video game to the larger market. Of course, the game is the real focus and getting it to sell well. So rewards, goodies, or extras for "backers" usually arrive late in the majority of the projects I've seen. Instead of first, since those "backers" are responsible for the project even existing in the first place.

I could go on. But I wouldn't recommend Kickstarter anymore unless the person or company is small and really can't find money. The majority of projects I've seen are released anyway. And unless the item offered on Kickstarter is really special. I have the signed Bloodstained edition which is cool for me because I like the director and music composer. But other than that, there is no reason to risk your money on people that could be scammers or that will have more obligation to their other investors over the people that really started the project.

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