• Hey, guest user. Hope you're enjoying NeoGAF! Have you considered registering for an account? Come join us and add your take to the daily discourse.
  • The Politics forum has been nuked. Please do not bring political discussion to the rest of the site, or you will be removed. Thanks.

News The Medium Review Thread

LittleBusters

Banned
Jun 4, 2018
2,422
2,037
465
42
Since Microsoft can't count on a 3rd party exclusive to be their 'Fortnite' or 'Animal Crossing' or 'Zelda', their first party needs to generate it. Bethesda would be most likely candidate, but that's 5-6 years away since Starfield is not going to be exclusive.
 

Skifi28

Member
Jun 28, 2020
1,991
5,010
410
Xbox/pc users don’t have to pay a cent if they have gamepas

That's my biggest gripe with gamepass and subscription services in general. People willing to accept lower quality products because: "hey, it's free!!111" I don't want console/PC gaming to eventually become the new phone app store.


*Do note that this isn't aimed at this particular game as I don't have an opinion about its quality yet, it just gives many apologists the chance to shine.
 
Last edited:

Hezekiah

Member
Jul 16, 2020
1,172
1,471
355
Lots of you must enjoy paying full price for games that are mediocre and 5 hours long

People do realise that
  1. This isn’t a first party title
  2. The game is effectively rendering 2 games at once in parts
  3. If it does come to ps5 it will most likely run the same or worse
  4. Xbox/pc users don’t have to pay a cent if they have gamepass
  5. Metacritic is a horrible way to judge a game
I have a PC...pretty sure GamePass isn't free though. It'll cost me at least £1.
 

M1chl

Currently Gif and Meme Champion
Dec 25, 2019
10,145
18,758
975
Prague, Czech Republic
Checks out. It’s the usual shovel ware for gamepass.


#cringe
 

Redlancet

Banned
Jun 7, 2020
1,675
3,180
525
That's my biggest gripe with gamepass and subscription services in general. People willing to accept lower quality products because: "hey, it's free!!111" I don't want console/PC gaming to eventually become the new phone app store.


*Do note that this isn't aimed at this particular game as I don't have an opinion about its quality yet, it just gives many apologists the chance to shine.
the funny things its people using the term FREE with sub services.....they have a price

tried 1 hour of the game...its...a pretty standar game,if this game wasnt a gamepass and a xbox series x exclusive nobody will bat a eye and fucking MEGALOL LOL LOL LOL at dudes hyping this game when they have spend years whining about "cinematic" games because this game is one of these walking simulators they hate
 
Last edited:

Ozzy Onya A2Z

Member
Apr 16, 2012
9,609
3,465
970
Melbourne, Australia
That's my biggest gripe with gamepass and subscription services in general. People willing to accept lower quality products because: "hey, it's free!!111" I don't want console/PC gaming to eventually become the new phone app store.


*Do note that this isn't aimed at this particular game as I don't have an opinion about its quality yet, it just gives many apologists the chance to shine.

I can't say I agree with this 100%, somewhat agree sometimes. How about the inverse? AAA spend 5+ years and miss the mark completely. I'd rather see some short, medium and long dev games thanks. You also seem to miss that most of these games are smaller studios producing amazing games for the resources they have.
 
Dec 29, 2018
4,321
12,829
745
Has there been another game recently which had such disparity between review scores?, i cant think of one.
Yeah it happens when you tend to throw out 9's and 10's like fucking confetti.
Going by reviewers there's an avalanche of GOTG in stores right now.

How trustworthy are these media sites? I'm praying everyday that demo's will become a thing again so I can try before I buy. IGN, Gamespot and the lot can fuck right off. I'd rather see for myself how a game plays than trust them to give a fair and honest opinion.
 
Last edited:
  • Like
Reactions: Small John McCarthy

wipeout364

Member
Jun 13, 2004
2,394
1,506
1,590
That tried some stuff so I would say...I don't know. Probably a bit better
Hey Karak just want to say thanks for Defining Duke. The podcast is knocking it out of the park, thanks for all the effort it’s appreciated.
 

Maxwell Jacob Friedman

leads to fear. Fear leads to xbox.
Aug 13, 2020
1,895
3,546
545
Lol what a hot take, shameful post
Have they had a banger since gamepass?
hows bleeding edge doing? All but 11 people playing the game last month and before its birthday release no more updates
How did halo infinite look, especially when they actually said for their main flag ship game they were going to release in parts, which NEVER would be a conversation if gamepass didnt exist
How was the launch of sea of thieves, was the kraken lackn?
Crackdown 3?
Seems to me gamepass is an excuse to have piss poor first party content with the 'intent' to fix it later.
 
Last edited:

Foilz

Member
Nov 22, 2020
65
104
205
Im halfway through i think and so far its quite enjoyable. Its not God of war (best game of last gen) but its definitely not a dud.

Visuals are gorgeous ,controls are RE style so some will love them and some will hate them, atmosphere is PERFECT.

Id say a solid 8/10 and gives me that Alan wake feel which i loved. IMHO its better than the Evil Within games
 
Last edited:
  • Fire
Reactions: M1chl

Sir Vilhelm

Member
Jan 25, 2017
484
1,011
440
Laguna Niguel, CA
Have they had a banger since gamepass?
hows bleeding edge doing? All but 11 people playing the game last month and before its birthday release no more updates
How did halo infinite look, especially when they actually said for their main flag ship game they were going to release in parts, which NEVER would be a conversation if gamepass didnt exist
How was the launch of sea of thieves, was the kraken lackn?
Crackdown 3?
Seems to me gamepass is an excuse to have piss poor first party content with the 'intent' to fix it later.




Whatever helps you sleep at night.
 
  • Like
Reactions: BigLee74 and octiny

Kagey K

Member
Dec 18, 2013
10,861
15,722
995
Have they had a banger since gamepass?
hows bleeding edge doing? All but 11 people playing the game last month and before its birthday release no more updates
How did halo infinite look, especially when they actually said for their main flag ship game they were going to release in parts, which NEVER would be a conversation if gamepass didnt exist
How was the launch of sea of thieves, was the kraken lackn?
Crackdown 3?
Seems to me gamepass is an excuse to have piss poor first party content with the 'intent' to fix it later.
Just because reviewers hate it doesn’t mean they aren’t great games.

Crackdown3, Sea of Thieves and Halo MCC are all doing great now in sales and in players.

But keep pretending Gamepass is the problem.

Medium is already doing great and your boo hooing about it isn’t going to slow it down.
 

azertydu91

Member
Sep 11, 2013
2,000
3,834
670
France
Well that was underwhelming, I feel like Bloober team have been in decline since Layers of Fear (their masterpiece by far).
This was ... not what I expected, and abysmal performances on PC.
Would not recommend.
 

phil_t98

Member
Oct 10, 2014
4,570
4,704
620
Have they had a banger since gamepass?
hows bleeding edge doing? All but 11 people playing the game last month and before its birthday release no more updates
How did halo infinite look, especially when they actually said for their main flag ship game they were going to release in parts, which NEVER would be a conversation if gamepass didnt exist
How was the launch of sea of thieves, was the kraken lackn?
Crackdown 3?
Seems to me gamepass is an excuse to have piss poor first party content with the 'intent' to fix it later.

crackdown was similar to the other crackdowns so if you liked them you would love crackdown 3 if you didn't like them you would like it,
forza horizon 4 the best arcade racer last gen launched on gamepass, sea of thieves is a good game but again depends on taste.

plus other games on there like doom red dead and so on.

not everybody likes games like god of war or uncharted or last of us. people have different tastes so you dont have to shit on everything all the time
 

Alkemyst

Member
Sep 25, 2017
53
59
265
I'm enjoying the game so far. It differently reminds me of the older horror games like the earlier SH and RE games.
 
  • Like
Reactions: CatLady
Jul 23, 2018
758
1,153
365
davidjaffe davidjaffe with his review/impressions.

I agree with some of his points. Especially the point about this game needing more time.

In some parts of the game, I found myself being completely loss because the game does not do a good job of thoroughly explaining some concepts.

I also found the graphics and presentation to be very inconsistent. For example, some parts of the game looks beautiful and next gen while other parts look like your playing a 360/PS3 game.
 

ZimZum

Neo Member
Sep 9, 2020
32
48
195
Serious question, I'm at the beginning of the game at the Niwa Resort and I was surprised by the environment, I don't remember seeing a woodland / forest so well represented, its abandoned environment is really well done.
 

azertydu91

Member
Sep 11, 2013
2,000
3,834
670
France
Just because reviewers hate it doesn’t mean they aren’t great games.

Crackdown3, Sea of Thieves and Halo MCC are all doing great now in sales and in players.

But keep pretending Gamepass is the problem.

Medium is already doing great and your boo hooing about it isn’t going to slow it down.
Wait wait wait Crackdown 3 is doing great ?
That's not possible the game was already dead a week after it's release do you live in a parallel world ?
 
  • Fire
Reactions: demigod

BigLee74

Member
Mar 14, 2014
1,034
2,475
655
Scotland
Serious question, I'm at the beginning of the game at the Niwa Resort and I was surprised by the environment, I don't remember seeing a woodland / forest so well represented, its abandoned environment is really well done.

So what’s the question? 😁