So I just played both sides off each other so hilariously. I'm sure others did this too.
Basically, I first talked to the duty guys at the farm and they gave me the mission to kill the sniper. I did that with a stealthy knife kill, no one saw it. Then I went to talk to the leader of Freedom and told him about the Duty guys. Well then they organized a group to go kill the Duty squad. Unbeknownst to them, the Duty guys had already moved up to Freedom base wall and blew a hole in it. I had run ahead of the Freedom guys charging out of their base just in time to see the Duty guys do this. The Duty guys stormed in, with me behind to see who would win. Well The duty guys did well to start, but they split up and were overwhelmed when the Freedom guys who ran out returned. After a bunch of cool firefights, the last Duty guy got killed, and I got the quest reward from the Freedom guys. And yet, I never harmed a Duty soldier, so didn't get the penalty for it.
So, I just walked around looting corpses and taking my pick of the dropped weapon. I'll never know what the duty guys would have given me as a reward, but I doubt it'll be as good as this windfall.
So wait, you want the PSP to cost less than the DS, a system that's not as powerful?
That's not to say there isn't an incentive to lower the system cost, but $130 to $160 seems the lowest they could go. But actually the DS seems overpriced by $30-50 to me.
Still, system worth is always subjective in relation to the games it has available. The DS games, while I certainly want them, aren't as appealing as some of the more recent and upcoming PSP games. Not that there aren't a lot of DS games that don't interest me.
Ditto on the whole snobbish and ignorant company thing. Thankfully, they quietly got rid of more of those execs from Japan, I think they're using a european or American CEO right now and he's at odds with that wacky Ken Kutaragi (sp?) over Ken's stupid handling of the PS3.
Anyone have any links where they detail the conversation system?
From what I've heard, the game doesn't pause for you to decide a conversation choice, nor do you always have to be in conversation mode to interject something. Basically you'll see conversation options appear on a wheel that you use either one of the analog sticks or dpad to activate whenever you want to, or you can just let that person keep speaking.
One thing the devs said was that in the intro sequence as you walked in and around the Normandy if you walked by two people just talking, conversation options would pop up for you to instantly jump into the conversation, either berating the crew members to get to work, or being a kinder commander.
Once again, seems to me that this system would be perfect for a co-op game. You could have one player controlling the main plot character, but when you have teammates walking around with you. That second player can actualy control the conversation options of an NPC using the same system.
That's weird, there was some sort of announcement along the lines of the core being discontinued at the same time the Elite 360 was announced.
What were the things that the 20gb version was missing? I know the wifi was gone, but you can simply get a wireless network bridge, if I recall they patched the PS3 to allow the same functionality when using a bridge as using the built in adapter.
Even though it's a $700 bundle at costco, that return policy is the key right there. Have any problems with the system and you don't have to worry about hassling sony for a replacement, just take it to costco and get a new one.
What's even worse was that they opened the game up for modding. If anyone with a brain knew that there were stolen art assets in game, they should have realized that the same modders who work on HL2 and Doom 3 will be trying out Stalker modding.
However, it may not be something systemic to the company. Right now all that's been copied are textures used in other games, and specifically, these textures are for lighting and effects. This may point to one of their texture/lighting artists stealing from other games rather than doing his job.
I don't see anything about a "firehawk" or even aircraft for that matter. Plus the Clancy name hasn't lended itself to air sims or action air games for some time. I think whoever posted that is just wishful thinking.
If you listen, or read the transcripts to the stuff on the teaser sites, you hear mention of almost every clancy game save for Rainbow 6.
Also, they've said in other statements online that this will be a completely new clancy game.
My thought? From the way it sounds like a big battle is being commanded, and that there's a lot of, this may be some weird real time strategy game that includes elements of almost all military clancy games. There you'll send in normal grunts, but also have access to ghosts, splinter cell intelligence operatives, etc... And since there is mention of spider drones, it'll likely be in the future somewhat.
Yeah, seriously, this may overtake Half-Life 2 for most lifelike characters in a video game. Especially so since they have a lot more screen time, dialogue, and character interaction than in HL2.
I love the Twilek-like characters in this game, and all the aliens so far, some will complain about having all humanoid aliens, but it helps with empathizing with them. It looks like they've taken all the good stuff about Star Wars, but ditched the baggage that is the license along with the D20 rules and have really turned out an amazing rpg.
Man, that girl in the first pix reminds me of this one waitress from Denny's I met way back when I had to eat there for a week straight (family and personal issues).
She looked similar to her, but with red hair and a pinball smile that made her face just light up.
This was back in my dark age of shy and introvertedness, so despite her making conversation with me, I never realized or tried to converse back, and this was after she was constantly getting chatted up by other guys and groups. Still she was so striking to me that I still remember her and that pic just brought back memories.
Yeah, Russian conscripts were pretty well known by know.
I forsee the Russian army being based on 3 branches like the first game. One of the branches would basically the conscript branch, providing a lot of cheap, but poorly armed and trained conscripts and various conscript/infantry boosting abilities (such as comissars that executed those retreating for further morale bonus).
Actually, the game looks great with all the details on, the problem is it takes a really beefy system to run it with everything on, which is okay considering the scope of the game.
They probably should have allowed for two different renderer configurations depending on whether you're indoors or outdoors, this way they can bump up the graphics indoors and tone it down for outdoors.
Except when you had a target dead to rights and his warping between cover elements like a ping pong ball (while still in plain sight) prevented you from hitting him enough damage to down him. Especially so with the rifle. It's using the snap to cover system in a very gamey non intuitive way, rather than actually taking cover behind it.
Add that to all my other issues with the game, the foremost being the uselessness of the basic rifles.
How does it compare to Armored Core Formula Front? (which seems to be the same thing except with armored core mechs)
Well I found out what Carnage Heart is basically. Pretty similar to AC, but it seems CH has always been more of a strategy game rather than an action game.
The idea of a turn based game where you program you assemble then program you units and watch them fight is pretty cool. Especially so since there's a nice turn based strategy mode over the top of that. One thing that was mentioned with ACFF was that it had no overarching story, or anything to make a player want to progress other than the battles.
I'm pretty much done with GoW multiplayer, I may try out this new mode for a bit, but my problems with this game are with its core gameplay.
The cover system that's so instrumental to the single player game is a bit of a joke in the MP game. Since the base rifle is such a poor weapon, it's a rush to who can get to the better weapons. People just rush around with the shotgun blowing people apart.
Then, one of the best uses for cover is to use it as a cheap way to avoid fire, by using the snapping to cover feature to move you between cover elements extremely quickly.
Sounds like vehicles aren't just sitting around on the map anymore, instead they're requisitioned by engineers. That's a really good change I think. In BF2 the game become vehicle spam to the extreme. Since you order vehicles now, you can tailor your vehicle use to the task at hand.
The word is so far that it's a PSP2, a revision and extra features. But as always, these are subject to change. This comes from Kotaku, which has been right occasionally.
So for the big things are: - included 4 to 6 GB of NAND flash memory (the same type that's in USB thumb drives) - possible integrated camera (same camera that's in cell phones) - possible touch screen - UMD will still be in the system, but the way it loads is more like a cartridge, aka a slot you insert the umd into, instead of a flimsy pop out panel like a portable cd player. - only slightly smaller, about 1/4" shaved off all around.