Everything from its quest design and its traversal to the world itself feels more polished and refined - Guerrilla has learned a lot in the process. In some ways, thanks to its brisk pacing, it feels like an open world game designed for people that have grown weary of open worlds.
Honestly, Forbidden West works because it lacks the tedium and 'checklist'-like design of certain other open world games. You never feel as if the story is being artificially slowed down just to extend the length of the game. Even more surprising, at several points, I thought I was coming up on the end of the game - or at least starting the final set of objectives - and then it turns everything on its head and you realise there's so much more to enjoy, without Forbidden West feeling like it has out-stayed its welcome.
Quite funny seeing EG's no recommendy on the list in between some pretty positive scores on opencritic. I think Malindy is the EG reviewer I most consistently disagree with, so I'll probably love this.
IGN 9 / 10 Eurogamer No Recommendation GamesRadar+ 4.5 / 5 Metro GameCentral 8 / 10 Game Informer 9.3 / 10 GameSpot 8 / 10 Destructoid 8.5 / 10 Game Revolution 9 / 10
Tempted because of shininess, but my currently third attempt to play the first one is not going well.
One thing that bothers me is that, in the 20 hours or so I’ve played of the first game, there is not a single character that has even a modicum of wit. There’a not one line of dialogue that isn’t completely dull.
Just read the EG review and eeesh. Sounds. Not great. I might wait for a sale as well now. Other than the new weapons, it doesn't sound like they improved much from the last game. The bit where she mentioned that the moment an enemy spots you, the entire camp knows your location... that was a big complaint of mine with the first game. You couldn't just walk from one location to the next. If a dinobot sees you, you're in a big fight with everything in the area. That, and the writing was dull. Meh.
Pre ordered this along with Elden and GT7 with my gameshare bro, but is there really any point starting it a week before Elden Ring launches? I'm quite happy to just keep playing Sifu and wrc 10 until Elden unlocks.
Yes I realise I've just answered my own question. As you were ladies and gentlemen, and non binary and whoever else I've missed out.
I realized after the Digital Foundry comparison that all reviews and performance mode do not do justice to the graphics. After the digital foundry comparison there is no denying that it looks absolutely incredible.
Will still wait for a discount though, Elden Ring will keep me happy for many months to come.
Just read EG’s review and the DF article. Interesting that they’ve locked the review comments… I can’t be bothered to read them all, but I guess it was getting a bit out of hand there…?
Anyway, I’ve pre-ordered the Special Edition and am definitely keeping it. Can’t wait.
It helps that the first game was one of my highlights of the last console generation. Yes, some the NPC conversations were a bit janky, but the story was great and fighting robots never got old. A thoroughly enjoyable Platinum and 100% on the DLC too, so I’m definitely ready for more.
DF seem a lot more positive, as does most of the rest of the gaming press, so I’ll take that.
Much as I still enjoy reading Eurogamer, I can’t think of a single reviewer they have whose tastes reliably align with my own. I miss the Kristan Reed and Tom Bramwell days…
Watched the easy allies review and it’s something I will definitely pick up sooner than later. Havn’t read the Eg review but felt the first one was on point even though I really enjoyed playing the first by it end time. The combat was really fun, and this seems more of the same. But yeah, with Elden ring out next week… think I will go with that one.
Post by mothercruncher on Feb 14, 2022 18:01:56 GMT
The first one left me cold, I don’t feel any different about this one. Everyone has a stupid face with stupid cave man/Adam Ant crap on it and the robot shit is just weird. Might buy when it’s cheap, enjoy!
Honestly, the EG review is not about cultural appropriation. It has a brief aside about tribal warpaint or some such, but the actual criticisms, rightly or wrongly, focus on content (new weapons and enemies seemingly limited to side missions), characters and story.
Even some of the more glowing reviews seem to feature a few caveats, as always YMMV.