Games Inbox: Will Starfield be a good game?

Games Inbox: Will Starfield be a good game?

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Starfield: A Hard Game to Call (Photo: Microsoft)

Thursday’s card page tries to find out why the new Fire Emblem hasn’t been released yet, as a reader talks about FromSoftware’s ladders.

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The Starfield Legacy
I’m sure there are plenty of people who are already convinced that Starfield is awesome or the worst thing ever, but I personally have no idea how it’s going to turn out, and I’d say that’s a pretty common opinion.

I don’t trust Bethesda one bit when it comes to the tech side of things, as they’ve been striving for better graphics and physics (and fewer bugs) for years. Their storytelling can also be fishy, ​​but they know how to make a good open world. In fact, I’d probably say they’re the best at it, at least in terms of Western companies.

Not sure what to make of space combat though. I can’t put my finger on it, but there’s something about it that feels a little weird, like it’s not going to be that much fun. It’s also not that good in No Man’s Sky, which is the game most people seem to compare it to. I’m not sure why considering they are very different games and at least I think Starfield will be better than that.

But I don’t know, I haven’t played it, nobody has done it outside of Bethesda. I’d say I’m definitely interested, but I have a feeling this is a game that will divide opinion and it will be a long time after it comes out before we fully understand its legacy.
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long term planning
I’m not sure why Bethesda bothered to say that Fallout 5 is their next game after The Elder Scrolls 6, considering they only seem to have started. I mean, Todd Howard is in his early 50s now, so he’ll be around 60 before Fallout 5 has any chance of coming out and, let’s face it, his games are always delayed a bunch of times.

I wonder what will happen when many of these old school developers finally retire. I know that Miyamoto has been training a new generation for decades, but when he leaves, he will still be a big hit. Not only that, but every little mistake or minor disappointment, let alone any major flaw, will instantly be blamed on his absence, though I don’t think he’s worked as a director on a game for years.

I doubt Todd Howard does much hands-on work as well, but they’re probably more frustrated than anyone that games take so long to do these days. I’m surprised they don’t all quit to work on indie games or something (not surprising).

held in reserve
So the leaked Fire Emblem game definitely seems to be true, but… I don’t get it? Why did the game stop for so long? Why didn’t Nintendo just release it when it was ready? Why hasn’t it been announced before? There hasn’t been a time, so it’s not like it would have interfered with another one and if it was finished for a year, it’s obviously not because of the Dynasty Warrior spin-off.

I know Nintendo is weird, but this seems weird even by their standards. However, the speed with which it was done, if it really has been done for all this time, is a bit worrying and suggests that it won’t be much of an improvement on the last one.

It’s a shame as I’d love to see a big budget Fire Emblem, but I have a feeling Nintendo would never do that no matter how popular it becomes.
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CG: The only thing we can think of is that Nintendo didn’t think it was good enough, but so far there hasn’t been any suggestion that’s the case.

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You have to believe
I understand all the points raised, explaining why the Resident Evil 4 remake is not the best idea. Why not focus on a new Resi? It’s a classic of its time that won’t work now, it will change too much and lose the essence of what made the original cheese great, insufficient, etc. All valid points and they could turn out to be accurate. However, I think there are many reasons for optimism.

The Resident Evil 1, 2, and 3 remakes/remasters were great, great, and good, respectively. The Resident Evil 2 remake, I would say, is absolutely fantastic and the most fun I’ve had with the series (along with Resi 4). Village was also a lot of fun. I have never played 7 but, according to most, it is also a very fun time.

In general, I am a fan of playing my favorite games and I am always happy to find an excuse to do so, which perhaps makes me biased. It also seems that I liked Resident Evil 3 better than most. I’ll have to wrap this up because I feel like I’ve written Resident Evil too many times in three short paragraphs… but yeah, I think there’s reason to believe the Resident Evil 4 remake will be a good one.

come back later
Supraland is the free game on the Epic Store starting at 4:00 pm on Thursday. It has not been given away before.

You can reserve a physical copy of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Game now and friday tetris connected is also available for pre-order as a physical release from Limited Run Games. I was going to get the PlayStation 4 version, which includes the VR version. Just to warn people that it’s just a pre-order and you don’t get the game until it’s manufactured in four or five months. They take money when you pre-order, but I’ve never had a problem with this system. Pre-orders are available for one month.
Andrew J.
P.S: The Elder Scrolls: Chapter 2 – Daggerfall Unity it’s free on GOG currently.

modern street fighting
Good review of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, although I’m disappointed to find that it doesn’t avoid any of the obvious pitfalls I would have thought. I would love for Dotemu to make a completely new game that is totally modernized and not based on nostalgia, because I feel like that is holding things back now. If they made a Streets Of Rage 5, would it also be retro style? I feel like at that point they should be trying to move things forward.

The problem is that it would be a huge financial risk, so I can’t imagine a small company like Dotemu doing it without a lot of funding from a major publisher, which… I think is highly unlikely to happen.

However, I feel like the scrolling beat ’em-up has a lot of potential for modern reimagining and I’m curious to see what Capcom does with the open world sections of Street Fighter 6. IMO it would basically be Final Fight, but where you can play as any character, although I have a feeling it will just be small areas where you pick up one-on-one fights. However, I hope that there is more to it than that and that they have the idea to expand things in an imaginative way.

crossing the generation
I know that each new console generation cycle takes a long time to really become a proper next-gen experience, but I’m still waiting for my next Witcher 3 moment.

The new God Of War looks amazing, but it will have sections and level design to help hide the loadout for PlayStation 4, which PlayStation 5 doesn’t need. Hopefully, once PlayStation 4/Xbox One is abandoned, it will help. Although frustrating.

change again
I was incredibly excited when I bought an Xbox Series X a few months ago, only to find that after two weeks I was playing my Switch again… it came back (didn’t scalp me). I said it before and defended Gran Turismo 7, so I was very excited and bought a PlayStation 5. I’ve played a lot, but as a console experience it’s not getting me. Elden Ring just doesn’t work for me. I appreciate everything about it and have given it a hefty 15 hours, but I found myself longing to play Zelda: Breath Of The Wild again.

The point of this is that I personally think that, gameplay-wise, the Switch has dominated. For indie games, it’s the absolutely ideal format, and aside from driving games, there’s not much you’d want, as long as you can stomach the way Nintendo does things. Isn’t Splatoon 2 the best shooter of the admittedly mixed generation? Games are supposed to be fun. Starfield and Elden Ring have a place, but don’t we perhaps need to tweak things, before we are left with an industry that relies on sequels and IPs for big budget products that lose their luster due to excessive complexity and games? disappointing real?

I do want to stress, while Nintendo is a golden vein of my gaming since the NES (although I’d say my Sinclair Spectrum and CPC464 were awesome pieces), I’ve owned just about every console and this is my first. where deals from major manufacturers have left me cold, like Microsoft and Sony have.

By the way, the games I’m most excited about are Advance Wars, F-Zero GX Deluxe (maybe a little Inbox magic), and possibly Forza Motorsport. Oh, and whoever mentioned Bamboozle… those were the days!

CG: Those are weird examples to use: a racing simulator and two new IP addresses, one of which hasn’t come out yet.

Inbox also ran
NFTs, microtransactions and similar nonsense…pfft. Devil take them all and enough of the hocus pocus, smoke and mirrors, and similar nonsense. Let’s talk about stairs. FromSoftware makes the best ladders, hands down. They all seem to be well made, supportive and I especially like how each foot feels solid on every rung, whether going up or down.
Chevy Malibu (PSN ID)

Beat an Elden Ring boss with a harp? I was stuck for days with that boss. It feels like rubbing it to be honest.

This week’s hot topic
This weekend’s inbox topic was suggested by reader Kipin, who asks what their favorite video game reveal or announcement is.

We’re currently right in the middle of preview season and while it’s less busy than usual there are still plenty of games being announced for the first time, but what have been your favorite reveals over the years and why?

How excited are you about a new announcement, and how much depends on whether it’s just a logo, a pre-rendered trailer, or an actual game? Do you enjoy all the preview and hype circus or do you prefer not to get involved?

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