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Games Inbox: Do Star Wars games really look better than Disney+ shows?

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Gotham star Cameron Monaghan joins Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order – Obi-Wan better than Kenobi? (pic: EA)

Thursday’s letter page feels that not every mistake the publisher makes should be treated equally, as one reader recommends the indie game Carto.

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forced out
I just watched the third episode of Obi-Wan Kenobi on Disney+ and, eff… it was going to look so unexpected, so unimaginable, and so… cheap? This last one seems like a strange detail, I know it cost a fortune to make, but I can only imagine that all the money went to get Ewan McGregor and pay for some very expensive catering Gone, because the sets look barely above the level of the doctor bar. I mean, the big action scene of this last episode is literally in some kind of sandpit/mining area.

Then it got me thinking, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order looked better than this. It had better effects, better action sequences and better acting in many respects. Some of the action scenes in Obi-Wan and Boba Fett are downright embarrassing. In some respects, I think it’s because the actors are getting older but that jungle is chasing you—who was almost unbelievable in Obi-Wan. He was below the level of Doctor Who and like some sort of Chuckle Brothers skit. Oh no, a little branch! I’ll never hold her now!

It’s disappointing, but it has made me realize that sports can do everything that these shows do and so much more. Even that little tutorial-ish bit at the beginning of Fallen Order as you stage around Breakers Yard was more interesting than anything the Disney+ show has done so far. Also, Squadron has better space combat (rarely one in the show) and Battlefront has a better effect in general.

EA may be slow to pump out its Star Wars games but at least they’re worth waiting for to come out. The Disney+ ones are being pulled out so fast that they don’t have any idea or effort, or artistry. And yet games are treated as less art!

the legend of sonic
Can someone explain to me why someone would want to make a new Sonic the Hedgehog game in the style of Zelda: Breath of the Wild? There is absolutely zero in those two games, so where on earth did this idea come from? I think Breath of the Wild was successful, but there are so many games out there, so why choose that? Is it just because it helped reboot a famous franchise? Maybe, but Zelda wasn’t exactly getting out of the trash 20 years when Breath of the Wild came out, so it’s not even a match.

Maybe Sonic Frontiers would be cool but no one likes copycats and it seems really weird that Sonic’s big comeback is a completely new form of unrelated game. I’m also concerned about the atmosphere that, while not serious, actually sounds pretty serious for a game, lest we forget about a talking blue elephant that can run really fast. Is.

Would it really hurt to have someone on the Sonic team explain what’s going on in these videos? I’m not a big fan of them, just dumping them like this without any explanation.

nothing to see here
The early footage of Sonic Frontiers left me with mixed feelings. On a technical level, it makes perfect sense to put Sonic in an open world environment, and it seems to play well functionally. But what we’ve seen so far – which isn’t much, supposedly – looks rather… dreary?

Hopefully some more interesting environments will emerge because at this point, it gives the impression that instead of fixing the usual gameplay problems, the Sonic team has overcome the challenge by simply swapping them out for a mostly barren landscape.

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cool tips
I just reached the end of a delightful game on Switch called Carto.

What a tweak, feel good, and an engaging game. For those who are fed up with drip fed solutions to puzzles, this is quite demanding at times, requiring the player to notice small visual or audio cues to find the solution, or to learn how to proceed with the mechanics. The task of using understanding is entrusted. Although I never cracked and managed to figure out all the challenges, without the gravity of online guides like so many games push you towards these days. Well, some games you would say almost rely on it!

It has surprised me that there are useful websites like HowLongToBeat.com, as it says the main story takes five and a half hours, but it took me about 10! It is almost double. I don’t think I drowned too much, but maybe I spent more time pondering the puzzles and working toward the secret puzzle pieces when I thought I was working towards the story?

Either way, I’d recommend Karto to anyone who’s looking for something a little different to shoot or fight things and who want to use their noggin to crack some cool puzzles, all the while playing the game. Beautiful look and absorb the subject.
Paul Connery

that is fodder
As in another reader’s letter, I find the Sniper Elite game quite relaxing. They are almost a puzzle game, closer to the old commando game than Call of Duty.

But what I want to see is the dark side of the game. Saving Private Ryan portrays German snipers as being terrifying, injuring one soldier and using them as bait to get at others. I have no idea, but wouldn’t be surprised if something like this happened on both sides. It would make an absolutely great game mechanic in my opinion.

I can see why they might be reluctant to implement this sort of thing, but is it really any worse than an x-ray scene of a soldier dying in slow motion because his testicles got shot Is?

worse than nintendo
That fictitious director can say what they want, but there’s no way a game would develop for so long, without showing a second of gameplay, without doing anything. The first rumors were in 2018 so maybe it was in development before that as well. But even after taking at least four years, you are telling me there is nothing to show in that time? Nintendo are also not so secretive!

The thing is, Microsoft is generally not confidential. He showed that horrifying Halo Infinite footage when no one is the wiser so whatever situation is imagined must be worse. Maybe if they had a bunch of other things to show, they could have decided to wrap it up for whatever reason, but they don’t – they needed it and still apparently had it to show. was not in suitable condition.

Now, it’ll probably be their not-E3 show at the end, but I need a lot more explaining at this point and ideally some explanation as to why they haven’t shown so much in the form of screenshots in that time. And we don’t even know when it’s out!

no connection
The Elden Ring couldn’t be further from Call of Duty; Ridiculous letter that shows a lot of ignorance, especially if you’re going to mention Cyberpunk 2077 (a first-person shooter like Call of Duty), which was a complete failure at launch.

If it’s boring, it’s because you’re bad at it, plain and simple.

GC: Okay, let’s not make things personal.

important complaints
I don’t think there is widespread prejudice against PlayStation for the most part. I think the media and the public have a legitimate role to play in driving any business to make foolish mistakes and greedy decisions.

The point to me is that when equal weight is placed on every element of the business, such as retro emulation early problems or the decision to release a few high profile games across generations, it is just as influential and important as releasing an excellent new one. First party game.

I’ve seen frequent complaints from people who want to advertise as much as possible, or who want to make a specific execution more interactive, but for me these are the little things going against a good game. While I don’t think all issues can be dismissed as just ‘yeah, but good game, tho’, we’re talking about people leaving the stage entirely, which at best melodramatic’s. They come across as insincere and at least insincere, as if they are secretly enjoying negative coverage.

In comparison, Xbox may be some sort of White Knight for consumers and retro gamers, but has problems getting big meaningful games out of the gate. While that is the case, Game Pass’s appeal is limited for those of us who already have little time to play all the games they’ve chosen that aren’t on the service.

I also think Nintendo has an effort problem (despite the pandemic), with too few high effort releases and too many feeling like a schedule filler or a poor value proposition. I’ve given them the benefit of the doubt because of the quality of their most ambitious games and the impact of covid, but now we’re over five years into the first generation since the 80s, where they only have one platform to meaningfully support . And the rate of their new first party output has improved, not remasters or mini-game compilation.

Those are quite serious issues and they have plagued these businesses for years. Sony could be in the news for a hundred kinds of mistakes from 2020 onwards and it doesn’t matter much to me if they keep doing what I think matters the most.

GC: We think you’re downplaying the impact of the pandemic a little bit there. Because of this, release schedules aren’t going anywhere near normal for at least another two years.

inbox bhi-rans
Tell Me Why Pride Month can be downloaded for free on Xbox and PC (including Steam). Also, a mystery game is available for free on the Epic Games Store starting at 4 p.m. Thursday. Hope everyone have a nice long weekend.
Andrew J.
Currently running: Super Mario Run (Android)

I wish Yu Suzuki kept on making arcade games instead of wasting the second half of his career on boring shenmue. A Space Harrier spiritual sequel with giant swans sounds great!

This week’s hot topic
The topic of this weekend’s Inbox was suggested by reader Carter, who asks What is your favorite sci-fi game?

The genre of a video game doesn’t matter as long as it can be described as science fiction in some way, but which is your favorite and why? How much do you enjoy science-fiction as a setting, and do you prefer it to lead more serious or more fantasy?

Are there any concepts or licenses that you think haven’t been done well before and how do you handle them? Which games best do things like spaceship combat and futuristic weapons and which concepts, like zero gravity and alien planets, do you think haven’t been exploited?

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