Xfire considers its most underrated games of last year.
I have Returnal and I'll check out The Ascent when it comes to PS5. https://www.playstationlife...
I have Returnal also and I’ll check out The Ascent on Game Pass.
If you like it consider making a full purchase to support the devs. 👍
@ Magog The developers are already supported by Microsoft there isn’t a need to buy the game. Companies are compensated on an agreed upon price and time frame the game will be on GamePass. Of course the gamer will receive a 10% discount if they purchase while the game is on GamePass but it really isn’t necessary. So if they haven’t accomplished everything they wanted to while the game was on GamePass sure give it purchase I suppose. Having a Game on GamePass is the game developers choice ultimately not Microsoft’s.
@Magog, Why not just donate to them directly, since the game is already part of the subscription. Lol. You have a rare mentality. Most people like to save money. I would definitely not buy it if it's part of a subscription I'm paying for, one that's already paying the developers.
@Magog They're willing to allow MS to pay their cost up front. That's their community, so there's nothing that can be suggested. Let Sony continue to have the premium customer base, which allows them to innovate with Controllers, VR, and blockbuster gaming, all of which cost. There is literally nothing premium about the SX; everything handles cheaply. It was definitely a "just in case" purchase for me.
@magog do you not install your games from ps+ then and buy the game instead? double standards
@Magog If you watch a movie on Netflix, Hulu or any other streaming subscription service remember to Purchase that movie to support the movie studio.
@surgicalmenace I could say something but it’d get be banned, but I bet your jaw hurts from Sonys presence in your life. I don’t get why people are so defensive about consoles, and then type up a storm like they’ll get a blessing from their beloved company. Cost has nothing to do with it when you have a company with Microsoft, Sony just has a better passion for gaming. That’s all it is. But if you’re serious about premium, get a PC. I made the switch and it’s hands down better than both, and Sony slowly adding their games to it only make it a sweeter deal.
The Ascent was the 1st game I went to when I got my Series X a few days ago and I am loving it. I'll definitely be recommending it to a few friends on the Playstation side when it finally releases there.
Under what definition of underrated is Returnal? Article starts off saying while these games may not win any awards.... well Returnal won some big awards. It was highly reviewed and sold extremely well.
Just following the narrative that somehow the game wasn't received well when it clearly was one of the best received games last year....save for the fragile individuals that couldn't figure out how to play the game. And it really is one of those games where you're experience will vary depending on how you approach it. I beat it on my 3rd try. A friend beat it on his 6th try. And another who plays lots of platformers and difficult ones at that is still struggling with the 1st biome on his 15th attempt.
I beat it the first time with 4 deaths. I even missed the 4th house visit because i didn't die after the 3rd house visit. Which meant i had to beat the game a second time and go to the 4th house visit to get the act 2 trophy to start act 3. So get the 4 house trips before beating the game the first time people. I platinumed Returnal and Demon Souls. And Demon souls is way harder. I even looked up strategies for Demon Souls all the time. Didn't look up anything for Returnal for my first playthrough. Reviewers said FIST was hard as well and i only died on the last boss. Take a reviewer saying a game is hard with a huge grain of salt.
@Verus Good on you man! My first death was against the 1st biome boss I think. My second death was in the second biome against one of the severed. 3rd attempt I beat the game. I went on to beat it many many times. Gave up on the plat due to the RNG of the glyphs or audio tapes I forget which annoyed me more. May go back to it...especially if they add any new content. Did the secret...or true ending as well. Demons Souls I managed the platinum...found it easier since I dont find these games particularly hard and theres no real RNG. Save for some grinding of certain materials.
Won awards and was on alot of people goty DF is one of them.
And a 85 meta.
Returnal was one of the great games of last year and won awards. This doesn't make much sense... The ascent I don't know. Don't play indies
Housemarque were indie at the time of Retunals launch :/
They were fully owned by Sony at the time of Returnal's launch, it just wasn't publicized yet. Deals like this happen WELL before the public knows about it.
I enjoyed The Ascent & I enjoyed Returnal immensely where I put 166 hrs in & got the platinum trophy. Hoping Returnal has incoming dlc this year.
Returnal is phenomenal And its far from underrated. The ascent not so much.
I think overlooked is the word that they meant to use. At least for Returnal as i haven't played the The Ascent.
Doki Doki Literature Club Plus is the GOAT
Returnal is truly underrated!! If it was called "Metroid" and made by Nintendo for Switch it would be Goty and +90 meta... but since it's made by Housemarque...
Metroid fans would rip the game to shreds no matter how good it was if they released a title like Returnal. It's not quite the same type of game.
It's not far off, it has the whole metroidvania thing going, where you unlock new abilities and get access to new areas. Nintendo could just sell it as a spinoff similar to Majoras Mask. I think they'd get away with it, actually I'd love to see them attempt something like this.
I don't think Returnal is underrated 🤔 People talked about it a lot and it seems to have sold well. It is a harcore and even niche game (and a new IP). It is also Housemarque's first AAA release at $70. It got very good reviews with the main complaint being the save system (or lack of it).
Neither one of those games were "underrated". Both gots loads of deserved positive coverage.
Underrated means that it's a lot better than what ppl give credit for So I fail to see how Underrated Returnal is when it was nominated for tons of awards and is considered on par with Ps5 other exclusives. Totally agree about The ascent it's a great hidden gem it's rough around the edge but it's nice.
It lost out on several GOTY awards to less innovative games so I think underrated still applies.
Really? the game is underrated because despite making the short list of for a GOTY it didn't won the award? And why knock down a winner like It takes Two?
The Ascent is quite a basic shooter but looks lovely. I wish it had more depth.
I wouldn't say returnal was underrated. It's was an incredible game in it's genre. A genre that is not to everyones taste. It was very well received by critics and gamers
Returnal has a 85 meta. "Underrated" Not quite.
The Ascent looks nowhere as good as Returnal is.
I agree that Ascent was an underrated title for the year. I'm confused how Returnal is underrated though considering it reviewed very well and won several "game of the year category" awards. Do they just mean that it didn't sell as well as they thought?
Both were not underrated at all.
The ascent is a beautifully crafted game, but it has some very glaring issues man that holds it waaay back man
Highly overrated.. Doki Doki Literature Club Plus, The House in Fata Morgana, Heart on the Woods, Dusk and Persona 5 Strikers are underrated
Why aren't we saying at least something about the games that aren't in the title? Did anyone actually read the rest of the list? I was just wondering if anyone as played any of the other games?
Returnal had literally won 19 GOTY awards so far, the 7th highest this year, if that's underrated what a game that nobody heard of like Voice of cards would say
Or how about Cosmodread? a VR roguelike like the Persistance that got praised in the vr comunity but nobody is talking about it. http://www.cosmodread.com/
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