Hype strain

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Ev­ery year there seems to be an end­less list of games to get hyped over, and it’s hon­estly just be­com­ing a bit too much to deal with at times. I don’t mind read­ing about up­com­ing re­leases, that’s why I en­joy your mag­a­zine so much, but when­ever I watch me­dia cov­er­age on Youtube, etc. I al­ways seem to end up get­ting sucked into an end­less playlist, which ru­ins my fu­ture en­joy­ment.

I re­mem­ber when I first got TES: Obliv­ion as a birth­day sur­prise from my par­ents and hav­ing no idea what it was about. I en­joyed it, and I think hav­ing no ex­pec­ta­tion go­ing into the game is what made it so en­joy­able.

So in the fu­ture, I’ll try to get my sources ex­clu­sively from ar­ti­cles and mag­a­zines like yours. I can get enough in­for­ma­tion about the games I want, while still be­ing pleas­antly sur­prised when I play them. Thomas Nixon via email Yes, some­times it’s good to be pleas­antly sur­prised by a game. Ev­ery­one’s ex­pec­ta­tions


of the Triple-A ti­tles are so high, there’s of­ten some dis­ap­point­ment when a good, but not great, game is de­liv­ered.

Priced out

I love Des­tiny. But this new ex­pan­sion has killed it for me. On top of the near £80 I paid for the base game and its two mi­nor ex­pan­sions, Bungie now ex­pect us to pay a fur­ther £35-£70 for an­other ex­pan­sion and some­thing called an an­nual pass. This is to­tally un­ac­cept­able! If you want to keep play­ing the game you ba­si­cally have no choice but to pay up and pay the higher amount too be­cause you can’t re­ally get the ex­pan­sion and not the an­nual pass. And if you don’t you will get left be­hind.

This an­nual pass just stinks of money grab­bing. If you’ve paid for the game you should be able to play it fully. Is this the most ex­pen­sive PS4 game ever? For the whole lot it would cost me close to £150 in to­tal. But it won’t… be­cause I have given up. I have ef­fec­tively been priced out. John Allen via email For­saken plus the an­nual pass is £60, which seems a lot, but is just over £1 a week, so not bad value if you love it and get a whole 12 months’ of play from it. It’s the same as PES and FIFA play­ers spend on each year’s game. What do other read­ers think? Worth it, or rip-off?

#153 As­sas­sin’s Creed: past, present, and fu­ture. It’s all good!

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