Yeesh! Anyone else tired from last week? Two (three) console releases, a literal shit ton of games (although mostly remastered ones), announcements here there and everywhere...I could barely keep up!
Here is what I learned from upgrading my One X to a Series X and then doing the console shuffle from room to room after. BEFORE you upgrade, make sure to move your games to the external drives. I didn't and it f'd things up. I plugged in my external SSD with Destiny 2 on it (from the One X) and tried to give it a go. Destiny 2 is not installed, it yelled at me. Even though I know to move the games I was caught up in the excitement and forgot. I gave in and tried to install it. Sixty-five gig takes a while so I left it and came back to it much later. I tried booting it up and it got past the loading screen, I got excited and then crash! Destiny 2 needs to be installed it told me again. Rinse and repeat. Next day, give it a whirl. Get past the initial story mission and onto the first real part of the new campaign. Part way through, crash after crash after crash. I decide to restart the Series X and try again. Destiny 2 needs to be installed...WT ACTUAL F!?!? It now dawns on me about moving games to the external drives. I go to my One X and turn on Network transfer, go back to the Series X and try that. Looked, like it worked so I tried once more. No dice...fuck. Screw it, redownload again but this time instead of the SSD being the target drive, the internal one is. Sixty five GB later (for the third time) and I was finally playing.
Then the servers went offline....HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHA.FML.
It seems to work as do many other games now, but man that was brutal. I place the fault squarely on Bungie's shoulders and mine for this one. Any other game I tried in the meantime worked flawlessly. I never have any network or other game issues except in Destiny. It has been that way since D1, so Bungie, if you are listening, please get your shit together.
My TV can't handle the next gen goodness but I can say, the speed, the crispness, the silence are truly amazing. I hope everyone who bought a new console (PS or Xbox) is shitting themselves with joyous glee. I know I am!
There is only one "new" game this week. I think I may change things up around here and start off with truly "New Releases" regardless of how many platforms they are on. We typically show the multi platform games first but the trend is for those to mainly rerelease or releases on different systems. I don't think that should qualify as "New" but I do know sometimes the community likes those old games getting a refresh. As such, we will still cover them, but put them below the new titles.
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity
Release Date: November 20th, 2020
A prequel of sorts to Breath of the Wild, Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is a hack and slash adventure game set in the legends of Zelda universe.That sentence alone intrigues me. What I didn't know is that the Hyrule Warriors 'franchise' is actually a crossover between Legend of Zelda and Dynasty Warriors.
Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate
Platform: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S | Stadia
Release Date: November 17th, 2020 | November 19th, 2020 (Stadia)
More gruesome finishers and fatalities and Rambo (with Sly Stallone actually voicing the character!), If only I didn't suck so bad at fighting games...stupid old reflexes...
Serious Sam Collection
Platform: PS4, Switch, Xbox One
Release Date: November 17th, 2020
Developed by Croteam, Serious Sam is a mix between Duke Nukem and Doom. The first game came out way back in 2001 with the the 4th installment releasing just a couple months ago. This collection is only the first 3 games and while there are a number of spin-off games none are included. The games have not taken the FPS world by storm by any measure but they are still pretty decent in their own right.
https://youtu.be/J52VjtGa0pI - what the hell is going on with his lips in this trailer?
Katamari Damacy Reroll
Platform: PS4, Xbox One
Release Date: November 20th, 2020
One of Playstation 2's strangest, and for many most addicting, creations was Katamari. You roll around to pick up stuff and get bigger. Literally, that would be the gameplay pitch right there. Roll around and pick stuff up. Someone had to say "So the player rolls the ball? Well no there is a weird T-shaped figure, we'll call him The Prince, that rolls the ball around. Yeah that sounds like an awesome idea!" While the game has been out for 2 years on Switch and PC, it is making its way to (last gen) consoles this week. Katamari Damacy itself has been around since 2004 but if you watch the trailer below you'll see that the visuals got a definite upgrade.