Thursday, March 13, 2014

Don't look at me, look at what I am playing!

Streaming update!

Twitch streaming on the Xbox One is superior to doing so on the PS4 because you can remove the chat sidebar and view your own game full screen. I turned off the picture in picture of my ugly mug because no one wants to see that and somehow ended up with around eight people watching me play thief last night. If anyone happens to wander over here, thank you! And if anyone here is curious, click on the 'Now Playing' picture to go directly to my Twitch page. The stream should be up just about every night, assuming I am on the Xbox One or PS4.

It's a pity I wont be able to stream South Park.

Thief is, to be blunt, tedious. The hub city is difficult to find your way around in as there are always guards around every corner and the map isn't very useful. Actual missions are very linear, especially if you haven't purchased the extra tools yet. One path in, one path out, and don't bother trying to fight anything. I am not a Thief veteran, my only previous experience is with Deadly Shadows, but even when compared to that this reboot is just not very good.

The character models are especially troubling: they're ugly. This is not the case with other cross gen titles like Assassin's Creed or Call of Duty so I am not sure what happened here. Too much time was spent filling the air with bit of dust and not enough was spent making the people look like people. I keep reminding myself we will be in this awkward stage for at least another year, with the only real examples of next gen titles being exclusives like Titanfall and inFamous.

Speaking of Titanfall, it actually shipped and I am honestly afraid to play it. Online only plus me equals about an hour until I put it away and I am pretty sure that it will be a huge loss on my part.

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