Forspoken - Fantasy Control

Rough as hell. The brown world looks like a ps3-era game, the framerate falls to well below 30 fps in combat, the quips seems annoying.

The magic looks cool, though.

I don’t get the connection to Control.

More like an open-world YA game. I would lean Stardust.

Magic looks cool, indeed. The traversal part reminds me of Prototype for some reason. I really enjoyed that one, warts and all.

Someone doesn’t remember what PS3 games look like!

Yup, that looks incredibly bland

They were brown damn it!

This doesn’t actually look like a PS3 game, but I get where you’re coming from. It’s incredibly desaturated and flat looking. From a tech standpoint it looks more PS4 gen than PS5, but it seems to me it’s really an awful art design that’s making it look bad.

Yes, I thought it was pretty obvious what they meant. Not that the geometry or texture detail was literally PS3 era, but the overall look was brown, bland, and with generally limited draw distances.

In the Game Awards thread I commented

And seems like maybe I was right as Square did approach Sanderson for something.

Got to keep up with that mighty PS5 somehow.

Whoa, first $70 title I’ve seen on Steam.

Some of this looks pretty ropey IMO but the loading time stuff is interesting. Around 1:54.

Came across this tech talk too. Have not watched yet.

Direct Storage support seems to be the only real “new” thing on there and based on how wonderful loading is on the PS5 it is actually technology that will have a real impact if it’s close to that performance.

Ok spell effects but not much else?

Uh. So it looks as uneven as when they showed it 5 months ago.

It certainly doesn’t show off well. Maybe it’s really fun to play? I don’t know.

A random example that popped into my head that someone brought up recently. I forgot the name, but there was a game where a lady gets on a dragon and flies around. And then she gets off the dragon and has some adventures on foot too. It got okay reviews, it was in the days of the early 3D shooters. But man, I just loved that game. I just remember having a blast with it.

Drakan. It was pretty awesome :)

Yes! That’s the one. I just looked it up, it got a sequel for PS2. That rings a distant bell too. I believe I rented that and didn’t enjoy it. But yeah, I loved the original Drakan.

hur, Hhn, huh, Hhhhn, hnggg, nggghh - I HATE those kind of sound effects that comes with every single thing a female does in these kind of games. Its rarely there when its male protagonists, and I think its some weird asian kink where people love to hear woman voicing something close to a moan.

Uh… Exhibit A your honor.