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Bethesda Softworks is truly a powerhouse in gaming and Arkane is just another reason why

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With Deathloop dropping you realise the power that this publisher wields and exactly why MS were so keen on purchasing them. After all, there was a time people laughed off their Minecraft aquisition and it paid dividends. It's nice to see Arkane hit another one of the park with Deathloop. Dishonoured remains one of my favourite franchises in gaming and this looks to be Arkane in peak form.

Arkane, ID Software, Machine Games and Bethesda game studios are responsible for a breadth of the deepest AAA games on the market. I probably would have preferred if they remained multi plat so that more gamer's could continue to enjoy their games, but I'm glad at least Deathloop slipped through the cracks before all of these games become Xbox/PC. Anyway, great score for Microsoft, it has instantly turned their first party into serious contender after what I would consider to be a relatively weak first party offering last generation.
 
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Microsoft's recent acquisitions mean I'm probably going to buy an X Box for the first time when these games start coming out. Good purchases, as long as they let the studio culture stay intact and keep them producing quality games, it's a great stable to have.
 

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Indeed.

They have some of the brightest minds in the industry under their payroll. There are things in Deathloop that I am truly staggered by in terms of game design. It's so concise and cleverly constructed. There are very few studios who can pull this mechanical complexity off, IO Interactive comes to mind but still.. it's very impressive stuff.

Many on this forum are armchair developers, they do not understand how difficult this kind of game is to plan, execute and do so with such a high quality.
 

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Indeed.

They have some of the brightest minds in the industry under their payroll. There are things in Deathloop that I am truly staggered by in terms of game design. It's so concise and cleverly constructed. There are very few studios who can pull this mechanical complexity off, IO Interactive comes to mind but still.. it's very impressive stuff.

Many on this forum are armchair developers, they do not understand how difficult this kind of game is to plan, execute and do so with such a high quality.
Arkane's games really have a lot of mechanical depth from a gameplay pov. Much higher than standard, shallow AAA fare. They are truly a gem in this industry.
 

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I hope Arkane makes a big hit one of these days. The world they created with Dishonored, and a couple other games were so well done. Glad they have some financial security, always been a little worried they’d fizzle out and never rally breakthrough. Don’t know if Deathloop will be that, but my fingers are crossed.

personally I think Bethesda Softwork has some proving to do. I haven’t been thrilled with Fallout in a while, and Elders Scrolls while good, like Fallout, needs an update, for a lack of better term.
 

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I like the idea of Deathloop and its different mechanics. I'd be down with it but it's the look of the enemies and the effects that rub me the wrong way

I'm glad people are enjoying it though
 
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Does this mean people will flip-flop with Redfall (which was getting a lot of criticism for "reasons").

Redfall, for all intents and purposes, will likely be this game on steroids and with all kinds of more exciting elements. They already share many similarities, but Redfall has 4 (confirmed) unique hero characters, each with their own abilities, there's a story that's told across the world just the same that can be played solo, there's heavy customization, skill trees, loot, an open world, vampires, a cool art style. The same badass gameplay will be there, stealth is always an option in Arkane games, and will be also in Redfall. And did I mention vampire fights also? :D
 
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PS fanboys here acting like they have anything else to play besides what MS & Bethesda kindly offer them lol.

Just be happy you’re even getting this game at all and it’s one of the best rated games of the year.

Otherwise you wouldn’t turn on your PS5 until Feb 2022.
 
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You are very brave in posting this due to the fact that people are trollish and say otherwise due to the fact that is now owned by Microsoft very brave of you OP.

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I gotta laugh at the gif but for me this has been the case FOREVER ago.

I know there are some who are just going against the grain and that sucks to have to sift to that hyperbole. My personal opinions still stand.
 

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Yeah man; id, Bathesda and Arkane produce some of the best and most acclaimed games on the market.

The $7.5 was well worth it for MS. The brutally honest, visceral response to the acquisition in this thread tells the true and whole story;


It was like a nuclear bomb had gone off.

People were unanimously devastated at the thought of losing multi-platform Bathesda games like Doom, TES and Fallout.
 

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I gotta laugh at the gif but for me this has been the case FOREVER ago.

I know there are some who are just going against the grain and that sucks to have to sift to that hyperbole. My personal opinions still stand.
Lol, I'm just saying cause I swear for the past 3 weeks or so whenever something goes good for Microsoft the trolling has gone through the roof and you know I have to admit I have to agree with criticism but some of them are just trash assumptions and trolls. --- People hate when I state the obvious on here, I even got banned at least 3 times on here for that.
 
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Everything I've seen from this game, it's worth less money than Destruction All-Stars. Every streamer I've seen so far said it was generic, boring, and crashes A LOT.

It looks like a mess to me. Not worth even a sale buy. Been watching Lirik. Guaranteed it will be free on PS+.



Just replace 2015 with 2021 and WOT with GAF and you’re golden.
 
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They’re not creating third person action adventure games so people who are conditioned to only see quality in one genre of gaming will disagree. But I love that they are doing something different. I was going to wait for gamepass for deathloop but I decided to buy it cause it seems excellent. Same with doom eternal. I think people will keep pointing to their 76 fuck up to keep downplaying them but they are still an amazing “publisher”. Can’t wait for starfield and redfall.
 

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As much i fucking HATE reeeeeera, there is one thing going for it, shitposts like this are met with ban hammer
Not allowed to have an opinion? I've seen several hours of this game. To me it looks average and not worth a buy til free or a big sale. Even if Crashes weren't an issue.

To me personally, it looks like a worse version of Dishonored.
 
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They’re not creating third person action adventure games so people who are conditioned to only see quality in one genre of gaming will disagree. But I love that they are doing something different. I was going to wait for gamepass for deathloop but I decided to buy it cause it seems excellent. Same with doom eternal. I think people will keep pointing to their 76 fuck up to keep downplaying them but they are still an amazing “publisher”. Can’t wait for starfield and redfall.
 

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Saved this post for future reference.

Everything I've seen from this game, it's worth less money than Destruction All-Stars. Every streamer I've seen so far said it was generic, boring, and crashes A LOT.

It looks like a mess to me. Not worth even a sale buy. Been watching Lirik. Guaranteed it will be free on PS+.
Why would a MS first party game be offered on a competitors service as a perk? Makes zero sense. If Sony was the publisher, I may believe there was a chance. But that's not the case.
 

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Not allowed to have an opinion? I've seen several hours of this game. To me it looks average and not worth a buy til free or a big sale. Even if Crashes weren't an issue.

To me personally, it looks like a worse version of Dishonored.
Shut up already nobody cares about your opinion.
 
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Yeah man; id, Bathesda and Arkane produce some of the best and most acclaimed games on the market.

The $7.5 was well worth it for MS. The brutally honest, visceral response to the acquisition in this thread tells the true and whole story;


It was like a nuclear bomb had gone off.

People were unanimously devastated at the thought of losing multi-platform Bathesda games like Doom, TES and Fallout.
That thread is so great. That was the day a bunch of people suddenly never liked Bethesda games anyway.
 

Marty-McFly

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Bethesda is a shit studio and publisher that happened to buy some great studios. So "powerhouse" is debatable.
Whether or not you like Skyrim and Fallout games, the studio's they purchased ARE Bethesda.

Taken as a whole they have a nice selection of very high selling games, fantastic talent and diverse IP's that offer something unique in this industry full of samey shallow games that don't take risks.

TLDR Gaming would be much worse off without Bethesda.
 

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Lirik "The reviews are bullshit, not 10/10" never change bro

Either way, excited to play it - love dishonored. Looking forward to Arkanes next proj.
 

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Lirik "The reviews are bullshit, not 10/10" never change bro

Either way, excited to play it - love dishonored. Looking forward to Arkanes next proj.
he gives it a 6 or 7 lol

I mean, it all comes down to personal preference
 
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