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Returnal - Do you see the White Shadow?


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15 minutes ago, jonamok said:

How do you keep the PS5 offline if it’s connected to the WiFi? Is there an option in the OS somewhere?

 

You can edit the shortcut bar (press PS button once) to include connection, you should be able to disconnect from there. It's also in the Settings of course.

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10 minutes ago, Cyhwuhx said:

 

Their Twitter mentions you need to redownload the game:
 

 

 

I thought you only needed to reinstall if you were stuck on 1.3.3 and wanted to play on 1.3.1 before they released 1.3.4.?

 

(I did not delete, just updated like normal and it worked fine for me.)

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Also if you're concerned about your PS5 starting the update process automatically when you turn your machine on, simply turn off your WiFi first.

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I just installed the new patch on top of the broken one and it's been fine for me, though my save was also from before last night's patch looking at the time on it. I suspect if you have a save from the version last night then it's gonna be throwing the save error still... :(

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1 hour ago, footle said:

Two cases of a game being rushed out with significant bugs (a roguelike hard crashing is a significant bug) and/or missing features (you really believe that the save missing is a deliberate decision, when the alternative is “suspend all system updates”) to hit a release date. It’s not even as though it’s another Outriders and they can claim server troubles.


I’m glad you’re enjoying it.

 

Do you really believe there is no save mode because they were rushing to meet a deadline?

 

Games release with bugs all the time, patches cause problems. There is no precedent for taking buggy games off the store unless their developer/publisher admits their game is so broken that they would be happy to offer refunds, and make this statement unilaterally, despite this being directly against Sony's returns policy.

 

 

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What's your weapon of choice? Mine is the Hollow... point? Phaser? Whatever it's called. With the right combination of perks (Portal is definitely one, others can include Serrated, Waves, Retarget. I don't think there's a poor perk) it's a BEAST.

 

Second is the good old machine gun with Leech.

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Any news on whether saves are still getting destroyed by the latest patch? I've been furloughed today and tomorrow and wouldn't mind playing some of the game I paid £60 for last week. 

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Crimson. Get to the mountain. Tooled up to fuck. Extended full health. Level 5 weapon proficiency. Walk in room, shoot at baddies. Dude hits me from the behind - first time didn't see him, second time goodnight.

 

WWWWWWAAAAAT.

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6 minutes ago, scoobysi said:

Once you finish the game does it keep evolving, areas opening up etc. or is it basically done and now high scores etc?

 

Once you see all the story, the game stops evolving beyond upgrading weapons and finding collectables. It is, however, still fun at that point!

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25 minutes ago, df0 said:

What's your weapon of choice? Mine is the Hollow... point? Phaser? Whatever it's called. With the right combination of perks (Portal is definitely one, others can include Serrated, Waves, Retarget. I don't think there's a poor perk) it's a BEAST.

 

Second is the good old machine gun with Leech.

 

Electric pylon all day every day.

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Yeah, I redownloaded last night, started the game this morning, then I saw there was another patch downloading so came back out of the game , installed the patch and immediately got the error on relaunch. 

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7 minutes ago, BitterToad said:

Any news on whether saves are still getting destroyed by the latest patch? I've been furloughed today and tomorrow and wouldn't mind playing some of the game I paid £60 for last week. 

I just did a run through Biome 1 on the latest patch and my last PS Plus save from yesterday (pre patch) with no issues.

 

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5 minutes ago, superfunk said:

Yeah, I redownloaded last night, started the game this morning, then I saw there was another patch downloading so came back out of the game , installed the patch and immediately got the error on relaunch. 

Do you have a save backup? Might be worth a try.

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8 minutes ago, Majora said:

 

Electric pylon all day every day.

Only when it comes with Pylon Web and even then is heavily depends on the level.

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18 minutes ago, imp said:

 

Once you see all the story, the game stops evolving beyond upgrading weapons and finding collectables. It is, however, still fun at that point!


Cheers, are you playing for high scores, completion percentages or something?

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6 minutes ago, scoobysi said:


Cheers, are you playing for high scores, completion percentages or something?

 

Right now, my main thing is to unlock more weapon traits as they can really change how they play. There are several weapons I hated initially that I quite enjoy now. You don't really get scored for the main game, strangely, but I'm still playing because the combat loop is fun and I want to know what the last few consumables/artefacts that I'm yet to get from datacubes are at this point.

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25 minutes ago, mexos said:

Crimson. Get to the mountain. Tooled up to fuck. Extended full health. Level 5 weapon proficiency. Walk in room, shoot at baddies. Dude hits me from the behind - first time didn't see him, second time goodnight.

 

WWWWWWAAAAAT.


I take it you are talking about the Severed and their blades? Learn to anticipate their teleport. Keep a distance and as soon as you see that orange trail near you, dash away.

The boss can be a struggle, but I now find the Crimson Wastes the easiest level by far. The first biome can still ocassionally fuck me up, but the second gives you so much space to work with that you just have to be focused when dealing with Severed and turrets.

The third biome though, fucking hell. I had a really good loadout but got shredded in one room full of different Automatons. 

But it remains an utter joy to play.

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I have not kept up with patches. 

 

The game ran fine for twenty hours until the patch on Monday after which I have had half a dozen crashes - one a hard reboot, the other just not beibg able to exit a room. Which is a drag but, luckily, none were too far into a run. 

 

I had a quick go this morning with a new bug - the game was running (sounds etc) but the screen was blacked out so unplayable. I had to restart and that applied another patch (must have auto downloaded). Annoyingly, I had just started a daily challenge when the game blacked out so that now counts as completed despite my not even leaving the shop.

 

Exit the ship after this morning ls patch and una. le to leave the starting area. 

 

It is pretty annoying as I had no problems at all until the first patch. May just have been lucky. 

 

Speaking of challenge rooms, I did my first yesterday and was given an amazing gun perk - it was firing a grid of red lasers that fried the beasties and regular fire on top of that. I want that one again in the main game... 

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Housemarque's patch notes for the 1.3.4 version:

 

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Patch 1.3.4 is now live. This patch reverts to a previous stable build (1.3.1), also addressing a known Trophies issue, and fixing a keyboard exploit.

Please stay tuned for info on Patch 1.3.5 in the near future.

With Patch 1.3.4, all save games are safe to be played now.

  • For those who suffered issues with their save game after installing Patch 1.3.3, please see the scenarios below for the latest info after our investigations:
  • Some game saves will have become corrupted with Patch 1.3.3, but maintained their file size. Players with those save games are able to safely continue their progress after installing Patch 1.3.4, without the need for using a backed up save game.
  • Unfortunately other save games will have been effectively "deleted" by Patch 1.3.3, with their file size reducing to 0KB. These save games are not directly salvageable by Patch 1.3.4, without a backup save game available.
  • In those cases, please try using a backed up save from PS+ if available, after installing Patch 1.3.4. With an intact save game from PS+, players can safely restore and continue playing with Patch 1.3.4 installed.
  • Depending on the console settings, the cloud save may have been overwritten by the "deleted" save game noted above. If this is the case, progress will remain unsalvageable, even with Patch 1.3.4.

 

Hopefully that's helpful to anyone suffering issues still.

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So much discussion missed in this over the last few days. Combination of work and simply playing the game. Still in Biome 2 and no matter how many times I die I just keep going instantly back in. No consideration if I should turn off possibly never to return, no overeactions as to why I did, just 'right, this time, lets go!'. Its truly a masterful play on the death cycle mechanic.

 

Also, I seen something mentioned really early on by someone (apologies for not remembering who) about how initially the Hollowseeker feels almost useless, but after a few permanent upgrades its fucking incredible, like to the point where you can see and hear it chewing threw enemies.

 

My eventual completion time on this is not going to be fast. Its not going to be impressive. But it will be completed and every single cycle of the experience in doing so is a pleasure!

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I haven't had a chance to play this since the weekend either. I had come close to killing Phrike twice. Boy things have moved on in this thread!

 

I really can't wait to get stuck in again at the weekend.

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This is getting silly now. I'm in the replicator room, and nothing's working. The machines are inactive, both doors won't open, and the teleporter hasn't activated. I'm going to have to quit again. 

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I'm really disappointed this is being hit with save wipes and doors not opening but my god when it works. It just feels electric. Bloodborne and Titanfall 2 are the only other games that feel this good to me. It's just utterly sublime. Fix the issues and whack a save feature so it doesn't hold my Playstation hostage mid run and you've got a genuine all timer here. 

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