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41  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: No Man's Sky - all procedurally generated everything! on: August 14, 2016, 05:55:48 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on August 13, 2016, 09:22:13 PM

For your first pro-tip:  You need to already be running (Click R3) for this to work.

Nope, you don't. I use the melee + jetpack trick all the time, and almost never run when I do so. The timing can be tricky though. Be off by just a tiny bit, and the speed you get is much slower than what you could have gotten.
42  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Xbox 1] Titanfall 2 on: August 13, 2016, 08:11:59 PM
Isn't the title a little misleading since this game is coming to all three major platforms?
43  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: No Man's Sky - all procedurally generated everything! on: August 13, 2016, 04:26:06 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on August 12, 2016, 01:21:43 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on August 12, 2016, 12:31:59 AM

Where the hell do you get "fail" from that?  I see Sterling's review again, and some Polygon grumbling, but everyone else is cautiously positive.
Currently sitting at a 70% on metacritic, which is generally considered pretty low.  For what its worth, I have enjoyed many games in the 70 percentile range but many people consider anything lower than 80 untouchable.

You need to unlearn this kind of thinking. We've been trained to accept it by over a decade of nothing but safe AAA games that were made to appeal to everyone, so review scores typically stayed within a set range. The last few years have seen a rise of less popular, niche genres that quite simply aren't meant for everyone, or even a majority, of players. No Man's Sky is such a game. Many reviewers and players will go into it expecting it to be for them, and will blame the game when they realize it isn't. What you need to do if you're looking for reviews is to look for the reviewers that have preferences that are similar to your own. The Metacritic score is worthless for niche games because of these factors.

As for myself, I've played the game for 12 hours since yesterday, and I'm enjoying it a lot. I get completely absorbed in it and spend a great lot of time on each planet I visit.
44  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (8/10/16) on: August 10, 2016, 04:52:26 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on August 09, 2016, 09:18:32 PM

I highly doubt that players are going to be able to play together.  There is a reason they have always been so vague about it and are now really trying to downplay it and saying that "We do have some online features and easter eggs so people can know they are playing in the same universe. It's about cool "moments"" rather than just coming out and saying "you can be on the same planet with each other" or "you can fly together".

And the fact that both players wouldn't see changes to mining nodes, plants, animals or enemies would mean that you are basically seeing completely different versions of the game.  The second player could be standing on something that is invisible in yours, or walking through something that is there on yours but not theirs.  This is really basic multiplayer functionality, and if it's not there it is just going to be completely out of sync.

Your speculation, while fine in isolation, is pointless when Sean Murray has said multiple times, in no uncertain terms, that you can meet and interact with other players. Among other things, he's said that the only way to know what your character looks like is to meet other players, though the game won't ever tell you that it's a player and not an NPC you're looking at. Speculate all you want, but as long as Murray isn't replying to this discussion (and he's being very active on social media these days, replying to all kinds of stuff) we can reasonably safely assume that the plans haven't changed, but that there is some other reason those two players haven't met. For all we know, it could be related to the stuff at the center of the galaxy. It's more likely it has to do with the hammered servers.
45  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (8/10/16) on: August 09, 2016, 08:06:02 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on August 09, 2016, 07:51:03 PM

Quote from: TiLT on August 09, 2016, 07:41:53 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on August 09, 2016, 07:00:27 PM

Especially since it is not actually a multiplayer game, so you probably will never see another player.

The developers have said for a long time that it's theoretically possible to run into other players in the game, but that the chance is so microscopical that it won't happen by chance. They did add some new ways to locate other players with the Day 0 patch though, but I haven't heard about anyone taking advantage of this yet. The galaxy is just incredibly, unfathomably large.

They have specifically said "To be super clear - No Man's Sky is not a multiplayer game. Please don't go in looking for that experience."

Yes, but you're misreading that quote. They mean that because it's so difficult and unlikely for anyone to run into anyone else, deliberately or not, the game is a single player game for all practical purposes. They're trying to avoid giving the impression that you can expect multiplayer experiences from the game so that people don't buy it with the wrong expectations.

As for the changes to terrain, my understanding is that players can only affect the look of mining nodes, and they can destroy plants. That won't matter in the slightest when encountering other players.

Edit: Just watched a stream where two players attempted to meet up but failed to see each other. Could be the result of a number of things (instancing for example), but who knows. The devs have said from the beginning that players can theoretically meet up, so it's strange.

Edit 2: I just read that they could see each other's ship parked at the space station they first tried to meet up at, so there's that.

Edit 3: The servers are overloaded, so it could be something as simple as that.
46  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (8/10/16) on: August 09, 2016, 07:41:53 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on August 09, 2016, 07:00:27 PM

Especially since it is not actually a multiplayer game, so you probably will never see another player.

The developers have said for a long time that it's theoretically possible to run into other players in the game, but that the chance is so microscopical that it won't happen by chance. They did add some new ways to locate other players with the Day 0 patch though, but I haven't heard about anyone taking advantage of this yet. The galaxy is just incredibly, unfathomably large.
47  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (8/10/16) on: August 09, 2016, 06:13:28 PM

Quote from: Zinfan on August 09, 2016, 04:11:11 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on August 09, 2016, 01:37:53 PM

No Man's Sky on PC smile

See you guys out there!   ninja

Nope, you won't. Tongue

Even if you explore thousands of star systems on your own, the chances of you running into another player are almost non-existing.
48  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (8/10/16) on: August 09, 2016, 10:09:52 AM
No Man's Sky for PC.
49  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Pokemon Go on: July 21, 2016, 06:40:21 PM

Quote from: skyride on July 21, 2016, 05:27:15 PM

Maybe they will add real gameplay in later now that they are gazillionaires?

The game is intended to be expanded with new gameplay in phases, so that will happen. I expect we'll be able to challenge other players to Pokémon battles soon enough.
50  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Why hasn't anyone made a recent Warhammer or Vampire RPG? on: July 21, 2016, 05:08:48 PM

Quote from: Dante Rising on July 21, 2016, 04:22:04 PM

Give CD Projekt (developers of The Witcher) the Warhammer license and let them create an RPG where I get to play Inquisitor Eisenhorn.

Funny you should say that. There's a developer (not CD Project RED) currently creating an Eisenhorn action RPG that follows the plot from the novels. It doesn't look very good in its early state though.

RPGs are expensive to make, have a somewhat limited market appeal compared to many other genres, and much can go completely wrong with them. This is why you don't see more of them. If you're itching for Warhammer 40k RPGs, you might be able to find some satisfaction with the excellent pen and paper RPGs from Fantasy Flight Games.
51  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Pony Island on: July 14, 2016, 02:57:27 PM
I've been playing it for a bit, but the ramped up difficulty is making me a little wary of proceeding. I'm probably not even halfway through, and it's already pushing me to the limits. I'm not that young any more!
52  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Odd Request but for a good cause on: July 14, 2016, 02:39:42 PM
I tried recording the garbage truck this morning, but ended up struggling with the phone's menus for so long that by the time I got the recording going, the truck was already pulling out of the driveway. It might have been my last chance before the cutoff, but I'll see what I can do.
53  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Pokemon Go on: July 14, 2016, 01:35:46 PM
I've been playing around with this for the past two days. It's not officially out in Norway yet, but who cares. My office (which is right next to one of the bigger football (that's soccer for you yankees) stadiums in the country is crawling with various pokemon and hotspots. There's almost a dozen hotspots within a very short walking distance of each other, some of them so close you could get both by standing in one spot. Pokemon come to me when I'm in the office, not the other way around. At home though, there's nothing. No hotspots and no pokemon. Whenever I check the distance to the closest ones, they're all shown as being the maximum distance from me. Seeing as my 3-week summer vacation starts tomorrow, I'm probably going to use this as an excuse to go on a couple of walks.

So far I've captured 14 different pokemon (remember that there's no 's at the end of the plural for this word. One pokemon, several pokemon) and 22 pokemon total. Just reached level 5, so now I can head to that pokemon gym near the office and see what that's about.
54  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Is Gamingtrend dying, or we are all just on a break? on: July 13, 2016, 02:14:02 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on July 13, 2016, 02:06:32 PM

Quote from: TiLT on July 13, 2016, 04:48:12 AM

GamingTrend got blocked at work for me. That put a damper on things.

Chrome Remote Desktop to my home machine handles any blocking issues.  ninja

I use VNC for this purpose (it uses far less bandwidth, AFAIK), but I don't usually want to dial home just in order to browse GT, where stuff doesn't tend to happen during European daytime anyway.
55  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Is Gamingtrend dying, or we are all just on a break? on: July 13, 2016, 04:48:12 AM
GamingTrend got blocked at work for me. That put a damper on things.
56  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: DOOM on: July 13, 2016, 04:44:39 AM

Quote from: Travis on July 13, 2016, 03:12:51 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on July 12, 2016, 03:40:16 AM

Oh yeah, the Vulcan patch is out today.  Anybody try that version and compare it to the original?
On a 4gb 970 I am seeing +60 FPS at 1440 with almost everything at Ultra (shadows, lights, particles, and decals are at High).  It's easily 10+ FPS constant for me.  I am surprised.

Vulkan and DX12 is amazing when properly implemented. It rarely is. Thankfully, id knows exactly what they're doing.
57  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: DOOM on: July 12, 2016, 08:01:00 AM

Quote from: Ridah on July 11, 2016, 11:34:19 PM

Tilt, what did you think of the game with your new graphics card? Also, and sorry if you mentioned it before, but what's your target framerate?

I'm playing maxed at 1440p, 90FPS, and I think it's the best looking game I've seen yet. Pro tip: Turn AA off completely if you're playing at 1440p, the textures look so much better.

Doom runs so well on even weaker systems that I didn't notice all that much difference, to be honest. I have no target framerate except that I try to stay above 60 fps at all times, which the GTX 1080 doesn't have a problem with even at 1440p. It was nice to put the game to its absolute maximum in every single setting and still have it run like oiled lightning though.
58  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (7/03/16) on: July 07, 2016, 08:47:03 PM
I bought Inside for PC. This is my kind of game.
59  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: DOOM on: June 22, 2016, 04:46:09 AM
I put this game on the virtual shelf about a month ago while waiting for my new graphics card so that I can enjoy the final stretch even more. Wasn't aware at the time that it would be so hard to get these cards, so the game has been waiting for longer than I had expected. Looks like I'm getting my card this week though, so I'm looking forward to finishing Doom this weekend on a 1440p monitor and max graphics quality. smile

Quote from: Travis on June 21, 2016, 08:51:44 PM

I felt like that RPS editorial was pretty whiny.  I think it's great Bethesda (or any devleoper) released a demo of the game.  I have no issue with the constraints they place of the demo since they didn't have to release it at all.  I get the whole "this used to be the norm.  I want my demos back" but the industry has changed so much I honestly don't see the need myself.  I guess I figure I have enough information to make an informed purchase that I don't miss them myself.  I see expecting game companies to release lengthy demos akin to asking movie studios to let everyone watch the first third of a movie.  With all of the marketing that came with the evolution of the game industry I think it makes since that developers/publishers don't see the need for demos any longer.  Back in the day it was a good way to market and likely is for smaller studios but with the AAA games I just don't feel that they need to do so.  With that, I think it was cool of Bethesda to issue a demo when they didn't need to and complaining about them doing so just seems odd to me.

I disagree strongly, and agree with the article. It's not whiny, but pointing out something that should be obvious to those who actually were around when shareware was a thing. When this demo was announced at the stage, they specifically referenced the old days of shareware and how they were releasing this demo in the spirit of those times. The first level of a game, available for only a week, does not evoke shareware at all. It's not even in the vicinity. It feels like a bastardization of the term, watering it down so that even that can end up being destroyed by the suits at the top.

If Bethesda had just released a timed demo of Doom and said nothing else, that would have been fine. But that's not what they did. They implied that this was like the shareware days of old, when it's in truth not even close.
60  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (6/7/16) on: June 06, 2016, 04:18:59 PM
Oh shit, Sherlock Holmes is this week? I'm going to have to buy that one, but I kind of want to wait until I have my new GTX 1080 first. Got a new 27" 144Hz monitor, and want to use it for all its worth.

Btw, are we going to have a VR section here? Edge of Nowhere came out for the Oculus Rift today, after all.
61  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: TOTAL WAR: WARHAMMER FANTASY! on: May 24, 2016, 08:42:18 PM

Quote from: TiLT on December 06, 2012, 06:09:02 PM

And don't forget that Games Workshop is extremely restrictive with its license.

It's interesting to read myself writing that 3 1/2 years ago. Suffice to say things changed dramatically overnight, and Games Workshop has been anything but restrictive with its Warhammer licenses since then. These days they'll allow just about anyone to create a game in their settings.
62  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ori and the Blind Forest - a platformer made around the world on: May 23, 2016, 02:23:47 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on May 23, 2016, 02:10:03 PM

That said, I'm honestly a little offended that they're charging us money to give their game another chance now that they've fixed it.

There are two entirely new areas in this edition though, as well as a couple of new skills. It's more like a standalone expansion pack.
63  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: DOOM on: May 21, 2016, 06:47:04 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on May 21, 2016, 05:19:06 AM

Maybe it's just me.  I remember doing the foundry and coming back to it even the next day, scratching my head trying to figure out where I was and where I'd been.

Isn't that a good thing, really? It clearly demonstrates that the new Doom isn't at all a corridor shooter, but instead has complex maps with lots of ways to go. It's what people have been asking for for years now.
64  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: DOOM on: May 18, 2016, 03:03:26 AM
A big clue about how to find the secret levels can be seen on your map. If you've found a locked door you have no idea how to unlock, and the map indicates that it merely leads to a pretty small room or corridor on the other side, it's likely to be the secret level. The switch always seems to be very near this door.
65  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: DOOM on: May 17, 2016, 05:05:01 PM
I'm starting to notice more and more remixes of the original Doom music in the game, which really pleases me as a long-time fan of Doom's music. I'm not talking about the more obvious metal stuff here, but the very atmospheric themes that the original game started diving into as you got further into the campaigns. The remixes here are very subtle, but also hugely effective for what they're trying to do. They don't typically launch into the melody from the originals, but instead uses the basic mood and theme. The level I'm at right now is jumping between two different such remixes when there's no action going on, and it sounds fantastic.
66  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: DOOM on: May 17, 2016, 03:05:37 PM

Quote from: Gratch on May 17, 2016, 03:00:27 PM

Played this for about an hour last night, and had to stop because I started getting a massive headache and my stomach was doing flip-flops.  Once I stopped playing, both the headache and stomach churn stopped. 

Motion sickness due to gaming would be a first for me (it has never bothered me in FPS before), so I'm hoping it was maybe something unrelated.

Try adjusting the FOV. It's typically the main culprit, and this game allows you to configure it (IIRC).
67  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Elite: Dangerous on: May 17, 2016, 06:33:43 AM
I'm not currently playing it, but with my Oculus Rift and the upcoming GTX 1080 upgrade I'm planning to buy, I'll be heading straight back in. Part of why I'm waiting is also because I want to save the experience for when the Engineers update is out, which should make for some great improvements to the game from what I'm hearing.

I never felt like Elite Dangerous is complicated. Sure, there can be a lot of controls to master, but you don't need to grasp them all right away, especially with a HOTAS. Just do two or three basic tutorials, and you'll be ready to head out there and do whatever you like. I suspect anyone who claims the game is complicated is talking about trying to grasp every single concept in the game, which isn't at all necessary. I've played the game for many, many hours and have barely even touched combat or exploration, being more of a trader.
68  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: DOOM on: May 16, 2016, 08:23:29 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on May 16, 2016, 08:13:31 PM

Quote from: TiLT on May 16, 2016, 06:56:17 PM

This is a later iteration of the engine with far, far less of those problems. If you're seeing low-res textures, you might be pushing your graphics card too hard.

I'll be playing on PS4, but Rage pop in was so bad I couldn't play more than an hour without getting annoyed.

Rage was their first attempt at using id Tech 5, and it was much improved with patches. Doom is using id Tech 6. That people generally no longer complain about the engine should be a good enough clue that it works.
69  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: DOOM on: May 16, 2016, 06:56:17 PM
This is a later iteration of the engine with far, far less of those problems. If you're seeing low-res textures, you might be pushing your graphics card too hard.
70  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Uncharted 4 on: May 16, 2016, 06:53:47 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on May 16, 2016, 01:14:18 PM

Quote from: TiLT on May 16, 2016, 12:23:05 PM

Man, I'm getting a bit annoyed with the combat in this game. It's just bloody hard compared to the other games in the series, and each combat encounter is incredibly unfair if you can't stealth it. Enemies pop up from all around you, making cover worthless. Grenades are thrown in your direction so often that by the time you've evaded one, another is already on its way. Enemies have the height advantage and cover, and they don't all spawn at the start of an encounter, instead spawning as specific enemies are taken down, or as you reach specific places in the combat arena. I just got through a section that made me want to scream in frustration, where you're stuck on an "island" with no cover while enemies are all around you with all kinds of weapons (including rocket launchers). If you've already played the section (and died multiple times, most likely), you can rush through a bunch of jumping puzzles to reach an area where there is cover, only there are enemies all around you even there, and your cover will be demolished in seconds while enemies rush your position. You can try to take out some enemies while hanging from ledges, only the game doesn't give you enough ammo (or the opportunity to pick up any without being shot to death) to do it. No grenades either. It took me about 10 tries to get through this part, and I didn't enjoy it in the slightest.

It goes for combat in general here. Most times when an encounter can be stealthed and I'm caught, I get shot to pieces before I even have a chance to get my bearings and fight back. If it wasn't for the stealth, I'd have a really hard time getting through this game, and this is on the normal difficulty level! The earlier games were a cakewalk compared to this.

The only fight that struck me as a bit unbalanced was near the end of the game in the
Spoiler for Hiden:
ship graveyard.
The game this time around encourages more movement to reestablish stealth or find better cover. Still I feel U3 was far worse in regards to getting killed by flanking enemies from nowhere.

Also remember you can use swimming to break LOS and lose the enemies, this helps in a couple of the encounters which take place around water.

What I would say is the problem of the game design is that they space out the big combat scenarios more than I think in the past games which can lead to not really becoming familiar with flow of the combat loop. I think the game might have been better served by more frequent but smaller combat sections. The same final enemy total, just spread out more across the game.

I'm not talking about a literal island, hence the quotation marks. The fight that made me write my post was one centered around a rising elevator, to be a little more specific. I can't even begin to imagine how the developers thought that fight would be fun, but it's not. Not even slightly. This, added to the problems I had with getting almost instantly killed if I broke stealth without having killed at least half the enemies first, got me annoyed. The earlier games in the series weren't even close to being this punishing and unfair in their setup, except Uncharted 3 that is. It's like they learned nothing from the problematic encounter design of that game.

On the positive side, I finished the game just now and feel very satisfied about the way it ended. The fights during the final segments of the game were also much, much more fun than the earlier ones, and flowed a lot more like I expect Uncharted combat to flow: Enemies don't spawn behind you, you actually have a chance to dive behind cover to catch your breath without getting flanked or grenaded in less than a second, and the game gives you the weapons and ammo you need to deal with the situations you meet. None of those were true for the more problematic battles in the game, ones I can't even imagine beating on a higher difficulty level. This is coming from someone who platinumed the first two games, where the first in particular is known for being absolutely punishing.
71  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: DOOM on: May 16, 2016, 05:11:57 PM

Quote from: JCC on May 16, 2016, 05:08:18 PM

Quote from: farley2k on May 16, 2016, 03:07:24 PM

I am loving it.  It took me awhile to get back into the Doom grove but they have captured the feel so well.  Just like in the old game I run around the map killing everything and then start looking for the secrets.  I don't have to worry about enemies respawning, or missing something because I can't go back. 

My kind of shooter.

Be careful. At the end of one of the levels ( I think it was the foundry) you are blocked from going back at the very end of the level.(before you hit the exit button). Granted you can replay it, but the you have to kill everything again.

You apparently don't have to replay an entire mission to get the secrets from it. Even if you exit early, whatever you've gathered should still count.
72  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Uncharted 4 on: May 16, 2016, 12:23:05 PM
Man, I'm getting a bit annoyed with the combat in this game. It's just bloody hard compared to the other games in the series, and each combat encounter is incredibly unfair if you can't stealth it. Enemies pop up from all around you, making cover worthless. Grenades are thrown in your direction so often that by the time you've evaded one, another is already on its way. Enemies have the height advantage and cover, and they don't all spawn at the start of an encounter, instead spawning as specific enemies are taken down, or as you reach specific places in the combat arena. I just got through a section that made me want to scream in frustration, where you're stuck on an "island" with no cover while enemies are all around you with all kinds of weapons (including rocket launchers). If you've already played the section (and died multiple times, most likely), you can rush through a bunch of jumping puzzles to reach an area where there is cover, only there are enemies all around you even there, and your cover will be demolished in seconds while enemies rush your position. You can try to take out some enemies while hanging from ledges, only the game doesn't give you enough ammo (or the opportunity to pick up any without being shot to death) to do it. No grenades either. It took me about 10 tries to get through this part, and I didn't enjoy it in the slightest.

It goes for combat in general here. Most times when an encounter can be stealthed and I'm caught, I get shot to pieces before I even have a chance to get my bearings and fight back. If it wasn't for the stealth, I'd have a really hard time getting through this game, and this is on the normal difficulty level! The earlier games were a cakewalk compared to this.
73  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: DOOM on: May 16, 2016, 06:46:32 AM

Quote from: whiteboyskim on May 15, 2016, 10:04:24 PM

I'm on Hurt Me Plenty and in Hell I've had a round with 4 Cacodemons, a half dozen Hell Knights, lord knows how many imps, and then for kicks they threw in a pair of revenants. Olde schoole fun.

Interestingly, the original Doom never threw this kind of opposition against you, not even on Ultra Violence. It wasn't until Doom 2 that the level designers started to have fun with massive numbers of enemies.
74  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Pinball FX2 on Steam on: May 15, 2016, 06:27:31 AM
I've been playing the VR version a bit, and enjoying it a lot. Too bad there's only 3 tables available, but I'm hoping that'll change.
75  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: DOOM on: May 13, 2016, 09:10:31 PM
Just played through the first level, despite still being knee-deep in the dead Uncharted 4 already. There's lots that can be said about the game, but I think at the most basic level, what really counts is that it feels right. Judging from level 1, it feels right. Very enjoyable so far.

Quote from: whiteboyskim on May 13, 2016, 07:00:05 PM

Oh, and found a really fun secret in the third map:

Spoiler for Hiden:
You flip a lever and it opens a door through which you can play on one of the original Doom maps. You, your weapons, and enemies are all new but the walls and powerups are all from the early 90s. Doing this unlocks the ability to play the whole map in the extras menu, or something like it. That's pretty neat.

There's supposed to be one of those in every level in the game. smile

76  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Uncharted 4 on: May 13, 2016, 08:28:12 AM
You can even go back to stealth in the middle of an encounter if you can break line of sight and get away from where you were last seen. The instant an enemy loses sight of you, they become susceptible to stealth kills again.
77  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Uncharted 4 on: May 12, 2016, 07:03:32 PM
I'm playing on the "normal" difficulty for my first playthrough, and enemies feel about as tough as they did in earlier games. They're also wearing body armor, so it makes "Hollywood sense", which is the kind of sense Uncharted has always been going for. Headshots are, as always, instant kills except on enemies with face protection.
78  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Uncharted 4 on: May 12, 2016, 04:40:27 AM
Really the only thing that is unusual for an Uncharted game here is that so far I've been able to deal with almost every single combat situation through stealth. It's very satisfying stealth, so that works for me. There's only been a few fights where stealth didn't work, including one just before where I am now that was absolutely brutal.
79  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Uncharted 4 on: May 11, 2016, 08:30:58 PM
I'm roughly 10 minutes away from the famous marketplace scene that they showed off in early demos. I suspect I'm roughly halfway through the game, though it's impossible to tell the way the story is developing. Enjoying it a whole lot, but then again, I've been a fan of the Uncharted series since I played the first game. The entire thing feels very, very polished, and despite the change in lead designers, is still very much an Uncharted game. The first few hours have more location changes than any of the previous games had for their entire runtime, so it stays fresh too. Even as I'm playing it for the first time, I'm already looking forward to my second playthrough. smile
80  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (5/10/16) on: May 09, 2016, 04:41:11 AM
Wow, it's actually time for me to participate in one of these threads again after being out of the loop for a while.

Uncharted 4 is bought and paid for, and I'm likely going to get Doom, unless it somehow gets shitty review scores. Dunno which platform though. Might be one of those rare AAA games I buy on PC.
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