Can we get a stickied Returnal hype thread?

1 : Anonymous2021/04/25 15:05 ID: mya40i

Guys I’m HYPED.

I remember when they first revealed the game at the PS5 reveal and I wasn’t really feeling it at all. It didn’t look bad but it didn’t look like something I would be particularly interested in and the PS5/potentially seeing GoW:R/etc outweighed everything else.

But man, every time I have seen anything else about the game I get increasingly more interested in it and now I’ve gotten to the point where I’m scrolling through the Returnal hashtag on Twitter trying to find some other preview saying how much they like it.

I’m stoked for this game. And yes, before 100+ people start complaining about the price, I will gladly pay for it day 1.

(Maybe the mods can edit the title and make this the hype thread idk)

2 : Anonymous2021/04/25 17:55 ID: gvu9f4g


3 : Anonymous2021/04/25 17:40 ID: gvu7htr

It's been on my radar since day one as I love love loved the concept of it.

The gameplay looks immense but I'm not going to watch any more of it so I can go in with fresh eyes.

4 : Anonymous2021/04/25 22:09 ID: gvv5b3c

You guys are about to make me preorder man, chill

5 : Anonymous2021/04/25 19:39 ID: gvumqoy

You’ve done it, you’ve become the hype thread.

6 : Anonymous2021/04/25 15:07 ID: gvtob86

Yes, the hype is real.

7 : Anonymous2021/04/25 15:24 ID: gvtq8sy

What do you guys think would constitute a successful launch, in Sony's eyes?

Personally if they hit 300-500k during launch week, I think that would be huge.

Bloodborne was a brand new, super challenging IP, released in the first 18 months of the PS4 and it sold 1m copies during launch week, with an install base of 22m.

Returnal selling 300k+ would be a similar attach rate and it has a lower profile than Bloodborne, which launched on the back of Dark Souls etc.

Anyway, got my copy ordered and I cannot wait!

ID: gvul7lk

if they hit 300-500K, it would be like 5-10% of PS5 users buy game, which can be considered as a success.

ID: gvulinl

My thoughts exactly

ID: gvu8at4

It’s hard to say what would be a successful launch since there’s only so many consoles available. Most definitely Sony isn’t going to be as interested in day/week one purchases and will be more interested in how well it sells over time. Miles Morales has been in the top 5 games every month since release. So while it didn’t sell 5mil copies in a week like other Sony exclusives, it’s obviously selling well with how many consoles have been sold.

ID: gvubcev

Bloodborne has a much bigger name than Returnal but the fact that it’s pretty dry in terms of PS5 exclusives at the moment will really help I think. Lots of people seem to be down to get it or preorder it before reviews even come out according to this poll. Once reviews come out and if it happens to score very well then I think it’s gonna be a success.

ID: gvuuybi

I mean it does have things going for it. First AAA rogueLite. First actual next gen exclusive that no one has played before, new IP, dry period. I think their expectations should be higher ? however it is a roguelte.. the difficulty might turn some people off. This game is almost guaranteed to be more difficult than the soul series.

ID: gvudljp

install base of 22m

Is install base digital downloads only ?

ID: gvuev14

“Installed base” refers to the number of consoles that are sold and are actually used (thus potential buyers for the game). People often (erroneously) conflate it with total sales

8 : Anonymous2021/04/25 16:18 ID: gvtwx70

I went from being mildly interested to having it preordered and downloaded onto my PS5. The gameplay that has come out this past week looks fantastic!

9 : Anonymous2021/04/25 16:36 ID: gvtz92z

I'm waiting on reviews before I pull the trigger on this since its 70 bucks.

ID: gvu5hn0

me too but im really hoping its great

ID: gvtzwvf

Same. If it seems legendary then i’ll buy physical. Want that bish in my collection.

ID: gvugnv7

That's fair. Inflation or no $70 is still a lot of money. I saw the gameplay previews over the past week so I'm sure I'll have fun with the game whether it turns out "good" or "bad" in the end (whatever that means...) so I sprang for the pre-order. If you're not as sure then nothing wrong with waiting for more reviews, videos, and/or a sale that brings the price down to a more reasonable level for you.

ID: gvuzus4

Yea it doesn't help Resident Evil 8 and Mass Effect Remaster come out right after Returnal lol.

ID: gvu87qj

Same here. Even more because it is an insane 80 euro over here.

ID: gvun2sf

I’m with you. Not a big fan of preorders generally, but not having played a roguelike before (but played a couple of soulslike with Nioh 2 and Bloodborne) has me waiting to see if this will be the one. Cost + limited time to play are too real these days

All the initial reviews and material drip fed over the last couple of days are looking v good so far

ID: gvuzzc4

Yea got Resident Evil 8 and Mass Effect Remaster coming out right after this.

ID: gvuubhs

Same. I never buy games without reviews but I’m ready to jump on the train when the embargo lifts.

10 : Anonymous2021/04/25 16:50 ID: gvu11uq

Can confirm, the hype is pretty damn high

11 : Anonymous2021/04/25 17:24 ID: gvu5fa4

Cautiously optimistic. But due date for my baby soon so wondering if I should just get miles morales instead

ID: gvuiqh9

Is it your first child? Assuming you're a dude, aside from lack of sleep, newborns are pretty easy to care for imo. I played games with mine sleeping on me plenty of times the first couple of months.

ID: gvuzhng

Yeah am a dude! Not getting a lot of sleep now due to her snoring hard. Shes set on breastfeeding but yeah, im prepared to take nights honestly, no problem with sporadic sleep atm! Well I keep hearing its game time in the beginning if they dont get colic baby. Perhaps I can safely buy both!

ID: gvuf9ri

Only issue with miles is it's so damn short great game but so quick

12 : Anonymous2021/04/25 18:07 ID: gvuaz1h

I want to preorder a physical copy but Amazon US is saying the delivery date will be around mid-May...I might cave and preorder it digitally despite being a huge physical disc guy. This game just looks phenomenal.

ID: gvuk36t

I was in the same boat. Ended up ordering from Walmart who is offering release day delivery. They treated me well with the system pre-order arriving as promised on release day.

13 : Anonymous2021/04/25 20:56 ID: gvuwa22

I have this paid off and I'm not even a big fan of the genre. The game just really looks high quality.

14 : Anonymous2021/04/25 17:21 ID: gvu4ygc

Pre-ordered the game despite not having time to play it for the foreseeable future. 50% is because I legit want to play the game and 50% out of spite for people bitching and moaning on this site because of the price tag.

ID: gvuwlxv

People want AAA games but don’t want to pay full price lol. This game won’t go on sale for a while anyways their loss. Demon souls is still 70.

ID: gvv1nsc

Exactly this. Every Returnal thread had the "seems good but not worth 70". I recall people saying that I shouldn't buy the PS5 because in a few months it'd be at a lower price. Now it's unavailable in Brazil for the regular price lol

15 : Anonymous2021/04/25 18:32 ID: gvue65w

I'm genuinely concerned about the amount of content there can be in a roguelike to justify spending 70 dollars. Otherwise it looks really fun.

Someone please sway me over the fence!

ID: gvujdjr

Many roguelikes have a lot of content: just look at Hades eg.

16 : Anonymous2021/04/25 20:44 ID: gvuup10

There’s something about the way the main character makes observations out loud that I find surprisingly compelling. I feel like she will be a good companion on this journey and I feel safe with her, which is odd given she’s basically Bill Murray’s character in Groundhog Day when he’s just killing himself over and over.

17 : Anonymous2021/04/25 20:55 ID: gvuw25j

Just preordered digital version yesterday! Was looking for a active thread since the returnal subreddit is dry. Let’s go!

18 : Anonymous2021/04/25 18:58 ID: gvuhk5g

Preordered. This game ticks all of the boxes for me.

Im addicted to roguelites and It's really nice to have a big AAA one to play.

I love the challenge, the replayability, the randomized items, the different runs.

I also love tps and it is the first tps roguelite to my knowledge that exists.

What more... I also love shmups and bullet hell type gameplay and this one has it but in 3D...

To top it off, the ambiance looks amazing, bit of a cosmic horror vibe, the exploration and scanning looks fantastic.

Also finally a game that uses the adaptive triggers and haptic feedback!!

I hope that sony will give us more dark and challenging games, so far there's been a bit too much casual /cute games for my tastes.

19 : Anonymous2021/04/25 17:01 ID: gvu2fy3

It’s time to git gud with another Sony exclusive

20 : Anonymous2021/04/25 16:55 ID: gvu1osm

I'm hyped too! I just got into rouge likes thanks to Risk of Rain 2 and I'm so excited for this game.

21 : Anonymous2021/04/25 17:18 ID: gvu4ndh

Oh god I pre-ordered to have it shipped to me. Am I fucked on release day?

ID: gvua3ll

Depends on the Distributor Where did you order? I saw Target for example shipping on release day and delivery dates going 3-4 business days thereafter. Could come sooner. Just depends where you are in the world.

There's a Brick and Mortar store that gets new releases a day or so early. I might stop in there to get it, otherwise I'll get it at a pickup elsewhere.

22 : Anonymous2021/04/25 17:27 ID: gvu5r13

My only worry is that the game will lack in the weapon/powerup/mod area. I hope there are hundreds of things to find and unlock, as my favourite roguelites feature loads of these things. Otherwise I can't wait for Returnal.

23 : Anonymous2021/04/25 18:02 ID: gvuaats

I’m so hyped that I’m playing their previous games. Getting some trophies I missed in Resogun and just downloaded Dead Nation.

ID: gvurvqy

Dead Nation is addictive! Loved that game!

24 : Anonymous2021/04/25 18:27 ID: gvudfp9


25 : Anonymous2021/04/25 18:51 ID: gvugiqk

I cannot wait! This game looks dope asf.

26 : Anonymous2021/04/25 19:01 ID: gvuhzql


27 : Anonymous2021/04/25 20:58 ID: gvuwh55

I'm a huge fan of housemarque games so assuming it gets good reviews this will be a day one purchase for me! I'm thankful the embargo lifts on release day!


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