The sci-fi roguelite game is pretty but deadly.
Maybe people can choose for themselves if the game is a must have.
If they can then this opinion shouldn't bother them.
I'm fascinated with the constant assertation that gamers need to be told what to think. It's not an opinion piece, it is instructions on what to believe as if the author knows what we want. I didn't even know for myself until I played it a few hours. This is exactly what I thought it would be, a high quality rougue like that's real a different perspective of an arcade shumup.. At it's core it's Resogun. It's different and I can't wait to master it.
Maybe his opinion is that the article presents an opinion as fact?
I get what GaboonViper is saying. The headline alone is making presumptions about what I think of this game. Thats a little annoying.
Its a clickbaity opinion that wouldn't even exist if clickbaity weren't a thing. So it should bother anyone who cares about honesty in journalism
The author isn't saying "the author thinks it is" but telling others "you think it is".
@Eonjay Well that's what reviews are meant for , to piss the readers and sometimes even if it's positive they pull it's deserved credential through their language between the lines to kill the hype desperately ,even if they act professionally and say otherwise it's kinda pointless actually to write a review from the get-go . if they do it from the headline or the first 5 lines then they're gunslingers to rush through all that unprofessionally.
It doesn't bother me, but that stupid avatar of yours does.
Congratulations. Not all of us can spend $70 on a whim.
Gaming is a luxury item. Don’t act entitled or petty with something that is a luxury item. If people want to spend $70 that’s their right. Just like you spent $500 on a non essential PS5
Can't afford it dint buy it.
Wait... acting entitled or petty is someone pointing out the $70 price point (only an idiot would pay imo) is too steep?
lol @ InUrFoxHole some of us actually have jobs (decent ones at that) so $70 is bugger all, so im an idiot now because i have money to spend on luxuries....?????? isnt that how life works? lmao
Honestly at this point I wouldn't mind the price go up to 100$ per game. Maybe then those that didn't have a problem with the recent increase would change their tune. I'll still wait until it's more affordable of course...so it won't really affect me. In fact maybe 120$ might be the boost they need. Double the price like game with gold tried.
Gaming is indeed a luxury, and can be costly. Save your pennies and buy this at some point. It is definitely worth it.
That's why I wait for user reviews instead of wasting money on a game I may not enjoy. Knightedhollow You may just get your wish considering the way the government is spending money . There is only one thing that can happen now and that's hyperinflation. Hopefully it doesn't kill your hobby .
@KnightedHollow "Honestly at this point I wouldn't mind the price go up to 100$ per game. Maybe then those that didn't have a problem with the recent increase would change their tune." This has to be one of the most spiteful comments I've ever seen on here. SMDH
So if it was $60 that would magically make whim spending possible?
Why are people crying about a $10 increase in the price if a game? Look if one can't afford the little $10 increase there are other gaming options for example if you like hand outs then maybe the Xbox Game Pass Food Stamp program is for you. Now you get a bunch of old 2 and 3 generation ago games along with some Indy games you've never heard of but you also get some Xbox First Party day one releases but those they only see 2 maybe 3 a year and those games can't sell outside of the Xbox Game Pass Food Stamp type program. But if you can't afford the $10 increase then apply for the Food Stamps Of gaming program Xbox would love to have you.
@VerminSC so yall are just fine with these companies squeezing us dry? It's only gonna keep going up and yall are gonna keep thanking them for it instead of holding them accountable for their greed
Yes l, that's why it's an opinion piece.
People that faithfully rely on the opinion of others to determine if a game is a good or not (metacritic) ...now they'll make a decision for themselves? You joking? 🤣
Uh... They are. It's just a piece man.
Do you mean like the author of this review? In 1970 iq's actually started decreasing.
Lmao why did you click on an opinion article just to say that? Pointing out common sense doesn’t make one look smart.
How can they choose if they can't try it out without buying it? That is kind of risky decision at 70 bucks as the game represents niche genre. Clearly the game isn't for everyone.
They did. It did so so. Which isn't bad for a semi Sony AAA experience. Only 1/4 sales of Nintendo Pokemon snap though. Enough for them to keep making games but, you were delusional if you thought this game was gonna be a system seller.
It's CNET. That should explain quite a bit. Think of all the terrible game journalists out there, then go lower and you find CNET.
Don't go any lower. You won't be able to unsee what Fox has in store for you.
If you like roguelites, a must have. If you don't, a must skip.
it's nowhere near a proper roguelike experience
And why not? Why don't you list the reasons why?
Yes it is.
there is no variety in weapons, maps and character. Some of the first ones can be outright useless in the best case, the second ones are the same from replay to replay. And as a result the character is played the same style every playthrough. In a proper roguelike game at least 2 out of 3 mentioned points are in a constant process of change.
Not even remotely interested in it but sure those who are, are having a blast. Bring on re8
I have a little interest but can’t argue with Resi8 looks like they’ve gone and made another blinder ala Resi4 can’t wait, mines gone to the warehouse just hoping posted tomorrow tops as should make it for Thursday then 😍🙌🏻
I disagree. I have never even played a "Rogue like" game before and I love Returnal. I also rarely play shooters unless they have an interesting story. The Returnal gameplay is really good.
how can you disagree if you even don't know what you are talking about
Because he said "if you like" I have never been insterested in any before.
He's saying that your argument is invalid if you have never played a roguelite. IF you haven't played a roguelite, then how do you know you wouldn't have liked it? He's implying people who HAVE played rogue lites and not liked them, will not like this game. That's still to be proven, but it still went over your head.
Yeah don’t think it’s for me. I’ll check it in a few months. Personally I think it’s one of those games that is overhyped not long after launch as what else is there in the long run will it be an essential purchase or a timeless classic, well time will tell but I’m saying no🤷🏻♂️✌ӿ 95;
Madden is not the must play football game you think it is. I was was playing the 85' Bears and I had to settle for field goals for 4 15 minute quarters. After that game was finally over I had to start a whole new game against the 2000 Ravens! Worst exclusive NFL game ever.
Well it's a copy and paste game madden, FIFA and basically anything under the EA sports label hasn't been must play for over a decade
Unless you love it.
Gaming journalism is rock bottom.
I feel like the word "journalism" as it relates to gaming these days firmly belongs in quotation.
i can never type game "journalism" without the quotation marks. I feel dirty without including them.
Gaming journalism is more useless than you think it is.
Have you actually read the article? Personally I like rogue games so I will be getting Returnal, but really the writer is talking about the genre as much as the game itself. And just like shooters or RPGs, or platforms, or whatever are not for everyone, they are pointing out why rogue games aren't for everyone. There is nothing wrong with that and diversity of opinion should be valued. It is not a fanboy or negative playstation rant, it is more a statement of, "If you don't like these things, then this game probably isn't for you".
It’s pretty damn great
Ah you know it's an opinion, but I do disagree. If you have a PS5 right now, this is a no brainer purchase.
I do wish they would have gotten it out just a touch sooner. Obviously they are different genres, but just in terms of people who are in tune with new releases, I feel like some PS5 owners are going to hang a few more days and get Resident Evil Village and then play Returnal later when it's $40 or when it's a PS Plus game. Had Returnal gotten out in March or even a week sooner, I don't think that would have been as much of an issue. We'll see though.
It’s a good point. $70 isn’t cheap, and with games like mass effect and resident evil coming out this month there’s some hard choices to be made for those on a tighter budget.
A lot of the general public will play and love Returnal once they know what to expect. So I agree with you, I think it is a must-play.
this idiot wouldn't know, if he is scarred at a challenging game then just say so, if you are after pure class for a gameand love a challenge then it is a must have
It's hard as hell especially when you first start and that makes advancement so much more satisfying.
Agreed. I had a fantastic session yesterday. Having played about 25-30 runs of the first level, feeling myself getting better each time, gradually getting closer to beating Phrike, I finally beat her and then somehow went all the way through the second world and beat that boss on my first attempt, my god I felt like a boss, like I was operating on another level than usual...world 3 soon brought that high to a crashing halt though :) Now going through the first world again feels so refreshing as I have access to new areas thanks to the new tools I have unlocked. What a bloody great game!
I had a lot a trouble with bloodbourne and dark souls. Is this game as hard ?
I actually think it’s an awesome game. Quite addictive actually.
Really addictive. I have a hard time not thinking of playing it. And it's not even my type of game.
What a stupid article. Does this dope know that people are finishing this game?
Opinions Opinions everyone has one. Personally for me I'm enjoying Returnal immensely!