Some interesting stuff. First off, there was a suspiciously-comprehensive leak to TheOneRing.net which confirms that Amazon’s LotR series is set in the Second Age, which means Rings of Power, maybe the Fall of Numenor, all that good stuff. The good news here is the map that came along with the leak, which looks like it was checked by somebody who knows when Mordor was founded (it is not named on the map). That’s a little thing, but they got it right, so I’m just the tiniest bit more hopeful now.
Speaking of hopeful: an open-world Star Wars is coming, and it’ll be by Ubisoft and not the GA… excuse me, I mistyped that. Clearly I meant ‘EA.’ Ubisoft has its own issues, but I can’t quite believe that the company would blow up inhabited planets… no, wait, I’m mixing up EA/GA again. Sorry about that!
The asterisk represents the unfortunate* truth that CYBERPUNK 2077’s DLC will likely be effectively for just the PC. This is merely a guess – the website doesn’t say anything – but I imagine that CD Projekt Red is going to be more interested in first fixing the main console versions before they get around to adapting the DLC, too. They do it the other way, they’re just making more work for themselves later.
Well, the good news here is that there’s going to be free DLC. CDPR did it up pretty nice in WITCHER 3: everything from tweaks in appearance to actual new quests. I’m glad they’re keeping that up in CYBERPUNK 2077.
I dunno how far along I am in terms of the CYBERPUNK 2077 storyline: I’m at level 25 or so, and I’ve unlocked the entire map, and I’m starting to get the good stuff. So I’m that far along. I should also note that CD Projekt Red didn’t give me anything for this review, more’s the pity. I don’t like that I have to give that kind of disclaimer, but that’s the world we live in now.
Short review, so far: I’m playing it on a PC, so it’s great.
Spider-Man: Miles Morales sounds generally good for what I want it for; or, rather, what my oldest kid wants it for. You could tell the folks at Honest Trailers wanted to snark a little more, but they couldn’t. Or at least not much.
I think EVIL DEAD: THE GAME is Xbox-exclusive – no, wait, it’s not. I’m not sure of its appeal, though. It feels more like something you’d play on a bonus board of an existing co-op/PvP game than its own thing.
I guess that means it’s… good? Also: it is remarkably easy to get into the habit of slaughtering gang members (after checking them for NCPD bounties, of course) in order to fund your cyberware debts. I realized this only after being surrounded by a pile of corpse parts in an alleyway. Am I a serial killer for the police? I asked myself, and was mildly troubled when I considered the answer.
PS: Cyberpunk 2077 runs real smooth on my machine, by the way. I dunno, maybe the Day One Patch was included in the reinstallation.
The installation was a pain in the ass, because I had tried to pre-install CYBERPUNK 2077 and it hung up. I just gave up, uninstalled, and then reinstalled, and then it worked fine. The game itself runs really smoothly and REALLY prettily on the PC; I have no complaints.
I did run through the beginning of the game, and I realized fairly quickly; if you’re running the Corpo track, you more or less default to being a total [expletive deleted] to everybody around you. I, like, maybe killed two people without even trying – but nobody said anything to me about it, and I don’t think it was because the game itself didn’t care. My usual gameplay strategy of being Queen of the Girl Scouts is gonna be REAL hard to achieve in this title.
PS: You already know this, but: don’t play this game around kids.