What game are we all playing instead of E:D?

EDIT: So I'm bored of E:D after playing less hours of it then almost any other game I've bought in the last two years. I find myself going back to older games and reliving the excitements.

So what are ya'll playing to hold you over? What are you waiting for that will bring you back to E:D?

Me: Coh2, Sim city 5, a little bf4 and some Heroes and Generals
You get a like from me for mentioning BF4 and not those other two followup failures. :D

Often i can't decide what to play, i kinda have a general tiredness of gaming but i can't quite put my finger on it.
I like VR games, but often i can't be bothered with using the HMD.

They updated the engine from GTAV so I can't really see any issues...RDR1 had spaghetti code which prevented it being ported to PC (or so I've read) but RDR2? No idea why Rockstar seem intent to limit the market on the best game of the decade...I suspect they'll be anticipating double dipping from Xbox/PS4 owners also buying it on PC like GTAV after the year delay it took to come over to PC.
They are gonna do the same as they did with GTA V.

While BF4 got a beating for the 360-->XBone double release (they first released the 360 version, and a month later the XBone version, causing everyone to buy both, even though they first said it would come as a free update to owners, which it didn'T)

Rockstar had the timing on spot, not giving them a backlash for the same strategy.

RDR2 will come either in the Fall or next Spring, i'm pretty certain.
 
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I loved RDR on my XB360, how much better (aside from graphics obviously) is RDR2?
I loved RDR too on the 360...even on the Xbone since it has backward compat....I played it after my first run through RDR2 and found it a bit difficult having to revert back. RDR 2 is pretty phenomenal...even by comparison to RDR.

I run it on an X one X but still in 1080p...I'm only sat a couple of feet away from my bottom 4K monitor so I don't really feel 4K does anything special on the monitor compared to a TV display... I just fired the Xbox through an HDMi splitter with auto switch. Fire up the Xbox and all the PC stuff flicks onto the top monitor and flips back to a double monitor desktop once I close the Xbox down....saves evicting the missus from in front of the TV then ;)
 
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I loved RDR on my XB360, how much better (aside from graphics obviously) is RDR2?
You cant really compare them. Apart from the plot, RDR2 is a whole other experience. Playing RDR1 today makes me realise how far the industry has evolved. RDR2 is just light years ahead of its predecessor.

I loved RDR too on the 360...even on the Xbone since it has backward compat....I played it after my first run through RDR2 and found it a bit difficult having to revert back. RDR 2 is pretty phenomenal...even by comparison to RDR.

I run it on an X one X but still in 1080p...I'm only sat a couple of feet away from my bottom 4K monitor so I don't really feel 4K does anything special on the monitor compared to a TV display... I just fired the Xbox through an HDMi splitter with auto switch. Fire up the Xbox and all the PC stuff flicks onto the top monitor and flips back to a double monitor desktop once I close the Xbox down....saves evicting the missus from in front of the TV then ;)
One of the things that stands out when playing RDR on my 360 is the horrendous aliasing. I can imagine 4k on the X looks a lot smoother.
 

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Saw GTA VC on steam for £5.99 decided to have a bit of an nostalgia blast.

Spent the next few hours happily wallowing in nostalgic fun as what a great game it was and still is.
 
I've been replaying the 'Uncharted' series on my PS4. I'm now half-way through 'Uncharted 3'.

I'd had it in my head that I disliked 'Uncharted 2' quite a lot, but replaying it has made me think it might be my favourite of the series. Nepal is gorgeous.

I've always liked the Uncharted series - the stories are bobbins but the banter is top-notch.
 
You cant really compare them. Apart from the plot, RDR2 is a whole other experience. Playing RDR1 today makes me realise how far the industry has evolved. RDR2 is just light years ahead of its predecessor.



One of the things that stands out when playing RDR on my 360 is the horrendous aliasing. I can imagine 4k on the X looks a lot smoother.
What always fascinated me the most about RDR was the superb environment design, no matter how jagged the pixels were,
it still looked awesome no matter what "biome" you went to. I'm still having to wait to play RDR2. Even though i own a Day-One XBone it wouldn't really live up to it.
And honestly, in 360 times i bought like 3 consoles over the con-gen's lifespan because they all broke down. Not gonna ever get either a S or X XBone, fool me once.. :)
So gotta play the waiting game even if it proves much harder than i thought it would. I feel like a n00b while everyone talks about it, and me being a RDR first day fan,
not being able to join in on the talk. Sad Panda Face
 
I surely hope RDR2 comes to pc too, this is a to good of a game and I think as many people as possible should be able to enjoy it.
I run it on my Xbox One X in 4k on a good 4k tv with hdr support and it looks fantastic.
The gameplay is second to none with tons of content and no micro transactions, everything is available right there.
I wish there were more devs out there producing these kind of quality games.
 
Once I make it back from Beagle Point in a day or two, I'm probably going to fire up Fallout 4 for another run through. I'm also quite into Derail Valley (train driving/commerce game).
 
EDIT: So I'm bored of E:D after playing less hours of it then almost any other game I've bought in the last two years. I find myself going back to older games and reliving the excitements.

So what are ya'll playing to hold you over? What are you waiting for that will bring you back to E:D?

Me: Coh2, Sim city 5, a little bf4 and some Heroes and Generals
Err tough one, oh wait
Elite dangerous
 
I've been replaying the 'Uncharted' series on my PS4. I'm now half-way through 'Uncharted 3'.

I'd had it in my head that I disliked 'Uncharted 2' quite a lot, but replaying it has made me think it might be my favourite of the series. Nepal is gorgeous.

I've always liked the Uncharted series - the stories are bobbins but the banter is top-notch.
To me these are modern rail shooters, interactive movies, that pale in comparison to real open world games. I only played Uncharted 2 (?) on PS3, but one playthrough is more than enough.
The only similar game I really like is Max Payne 3, I was actually considering picking it up again for PC.

Aside of World of Warshuips and some AC Black Flag, I play Stardew Valley occasionally when the kids are around. It is actually better than I expected, truly relaxing game.
 
To me these are modern rail shooters, interactive movies, that pale in comparison to real open world games. I only played Uncharted 2 (?) on PS3, but one playthrough is more than enough.
Oh they're definitely not open-world games but, in their defence, they don't really claim to be. As you say, they're interactive movies. I wonder how much I'd like them if it weren't for the dialogue?

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Chloe Frazer:The files are in his tent, and his tent is in the middle of the camp. It's like an armed compound, there are soldiers everywhere.
Nathan Drake:Well, that's why it has to be an inside job. From someone they know and trust.
Chloe Frazer:Oh, okay, I see where this is going.
Nathan Drake:I'll just need a diversion. You give me five minutes in that tent, that's all it'll take.
Chloe Frazer:Really, five minutes? Well, that's great, I won't even have to get my top off.
Nathan Drake:Chloe, I was thinking more like an explosion.
Chloe Frazer:Or that... Can be arranged.
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Nathan Drake: A helicopter?! How the hell am I supposed to take out a hello! (having just spotted a mounted gun he can use)
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IL2 Bos. Its just crazy to me that FD can start with such a loyal fan base and just keep abusing them. Youd think they would realize there would be economic blow back on their other products. The recent FSS fiasco is a new low even for FD.
 
You cant really compare them. Apart from the plot, RDR2 is a whole other experience. Playing RDR1 today makes me realise how far the industry has evolved. RDR2 is just light years ahead of its predecessor.



One of the things that stands out when playing RDR on my 360 is the horrendous aliasing. I can imagine 4k on the X looks a lot smoother.
Even at 1080p on the Xbox one X.... and never a missed frame or graphic glitch in it's entirety. Seriously beautiful game, lighting is spot on, atmosphere...ach, just makes me want to fire it up again...





 
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I wish there were more devs out there producing these kind of quality games.
There are in fairness. Off top of my head:

CDprojekt with Witcher series especially the final game Witcher 3

Arkane with Dishonored series and Prey as recent examples

Larian studios with the Divinity Original Sin series.

Just off top of my head.
 
There are in fairness. Off top of my head:

CDprojekt with Witcher series especially the final game Witcher 3

Arkane with Dishonored series and Prey as recent examples

Larian studios with the Divinity Original Sin series.

Just off top of my head.
I know there are a few others, to bad the games you mention are all of a genre I don't like as much.
LGM with Starpoint Gemini is a good developer too, a small indy but with their resources they produce a pretty good game.

There are just a few gems like rdr though, especialy in the last five years, imho the focus becomes way to strong on multiplayer games as service.
It's typical to see that the most best games are single player imho.
 
What always fascinated me the most about RDR was the superb environment design, no matter how jagged the pixels were,
it still looked awesome no matter what "biome" you went to. I'm still having to wait to play RDR2. Even though i own a Day-One XBone it wouldn't really live up to it.
And honestly, in 360 times i bought like 3 consoles over the con-gen's lifespan because they all broke down. Not gonna ever get either a S or X XBone, fool me once.. :)
So gotta play the waiting game even if it proves much harder than i thought it would. I feel like a n00b while everyone talks about it, and me being a RDR first day fan,
not being able to join in on the talk. Sad Panda Face
If I'm being honest with you, buy a console and just be amazed with RDR2. If you think RDR had great environmental design, you haven't seen anything yet. I was totally blown away through the whole play through.
 
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I went back and played TW3
Even at 1080p on the Xbox one X.... and never a missed frame or graphic glitch in it's entirety. Seriously beautiful game, lighting is spot on, atmosphere...ach, just makes me want to fire it up again...





I did experience a minor graphics bug on 1.01 where the whole image was completely without the otherwise so aggressive AA. It looked awful haha but it was only for a second or so.

Horses can get bugged sometimes but it's better now compared to how it was at release where the horses could trip on stones big as acorns.
 
If I'm being honest with you, buy a console and just be amazed with RDR2. If you think RDR had great environmental design, you haven't seen anything yet. I was totally blown away through the whole play through.
If you told me like ten years ago i might have followed the advice. Today, i'm much more careful.
What if i get a XBoneX and then a week later Rockstar announces RDR2 will come to PC and with VR support...

I might get fined for console cruelty, if that was the case.
 
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