Quote from: Kvothe on December 19, 2014, 09:25:49 PM
Subject says it all, and idiots are to blame.
Sim City is the latest example I'd like to discuss. If EA (very bad company anyway, though I love Fifa), were to create a full fledged Sim City And charge $15 or so for it without IAP bullshit, and made it similar enough to any Sim City we've played... They would sell a truck load and gain a crap load more respect.
How the hell is this not a no brainer? That was rhetorical, it's not, because you have brain dead tools spending shit loads of money on Candy Crush, FarmVille and the like and the real gamers amongst us get shafted.
The studios that do it gain my utmost respect, those that jump on the IAP shit wagon lose a lot of respect. Blizzard is by all means the only big developer that gets it right. EA isn't even freaking close.
Just had to vent, the ipad is a nice place to play while not at home, but would be so much better if the execs at these companies weren't such idiots. I get that they may make more now, but long term the latter is a lot better option. Charge $15 or $20 for a full fledged sim city game on ios without IAP shiit, your eyes will be open ea idiots.
Yeah, their eyes will be open, open to near zero sales.
This fight is over, the market expects mobile games to cost $5 and under and even $5 is considered the high end.
I'll check out the PS4 version of Loadout and grab Guilty Gear. GG is reasonably gamepad friendly with only 4 attack buttons, I'd still prefer an arcade stick but at least it's not like a Street Fighter where I'd be hitting shoulders for heavy attacks or something, I hate that.
Quote from: Teggy on December 13, 2014, 09:35:51 PM
So I'm through chapter 13, I believe. I'm actually liking the game more...
Spoiler for Hiden:
now that the Alien is gone. It was more of a nuisance than anything and now the game is playing a little more like a stealth game.
Unfortunately I read a spoiler last night that the Alien (or Aliens) come back. I don't know how they come back story-wise, but oh well, there's a surprise down the drain.
I really like the environment design and the story, and Ripley is a great character. One of the few game characters whose actions and abilities make perfect sense based on how the character has been presented to us. The gameplay itself is what I'm still trying to work out if I like. As I mentioned, the Alien I just found to be annoying. I could crouch walk around without making a sound and then invariably have it drop through the ceiling and impale me while I'm working on a fuse box or whatever.
And yeah, still not finding the game scary at all. I don't think this is the game's fault, because lots of people say they find this game very scary. I guess it's just not the kind of stuff I find scary. Things that tend to get to me are creepy things like messed up monsters and creepy environments, and yes, jump scares. This game has robots and clean hallways and things that will grab you off the floor as you walk by, something that works exactly once until you know to look out for it. But Silent Hill and Outlast and stuff like that, I can't deal with.
Features stage changes, as well as special round finishers. Ryu performs one knocking Chun Li into a wall where a bowl of noodles falls on her head, and it is there on her head for the rest of the next round.
And also, writing off Ubi is like writing off Naughty Dog for the total abomination that Uncharted 3 was, yes it was a terrible game. U4 does look to be getting back on track though for that series, and we saw how ND bounced back with Last of Us.
This has been a bad year for Ubi but comparing them to Naughty Dog is misguided, the two make very different games. Naughty Dog games generally have been rather linear in the recent past as opposed to Ubi which has been producing mostly open world games. This is also part of their problem though as they have been applying the same formula to multiple games, AC, Watchdogs, Far Cry, The Crew.
Also part of the problem Ubi faced this year with AC, aside from the bugs, is that they got one upped by Shadow of Mordor, which while refining a lot of other games concepts did bring something new to the table with the Nemesis system, which I will wager you are going to see other companies start to clone. Also, it's not clear from your post but Ubisoft did not publish Mordor, that was a WB game.
Quote from: TiLT on December 12, 2014, 05:01:32 PM
They do this with every new Windows release though, and occasionally in between too. "We just wanted to let you know we're really committed to gaming on Windows this time, honest!" and then nothing comes of it. At most, you get one or two throwaway Xbox ports that are far beyond their shelf date.
If it sounds like I'm exaggerating, think again. This is what actually happens, and they've done this numerous times in the past. Hoping for something good to come for PC gaming from one of these events went past the "fool me twice" level many years ago.
While I essentially agree, what makes me think this time could be different is they did just buy Minecraft for 2+ billion.
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Now I just stopped because the stupid inventory system led me into a trap. I've been good about clearing out my common items I'm not using and equipping everybody when I come back to Haven (and heading to Haven when I discover it's getting full), but I've been warned not to get rid of "valuables" because a lot of them get used for side quests.
If it helps, the only "valuables" that have actual value, that I'm aware of, are the ones with a black-and-gold icon that are marked as "Creature Research Items". Those ones you can turn in to one the NPCs in town for extra info on / damage against particular enemy types. So as long as you do that before going to a vendor, you can auto-sell the remainder of your valuables each time you're at home.
I hit the research station first, every time, but from what I've read, there are a few valuables that are needed for quests later in the game, with no real indicator that they might be useful.
I have occasionally seen items needed for completing requisition requests get lumped in with the "valuables" category. Items like Spider Ichor, for example.
Yeah it's annoying, but I think those things only give you power and you should probably have plenty anyways.
The January Windows 10 event will prove interesting as Phil Spencer will be there apparently to talk a bit about Games for Windows. Curious to see if XB1 MS produced exclusives will start to show up on Windows, are we going to see a PC Forza for instance?
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Cute, but it wasn't that funny. Certainly some truth in it. I am pretty sure Comedy Central is about as close as many liberals get to news.
Sadly it's as close as news as most TV stations get to news.
Very good point. It's sad that the only place where you're likely to hear the honest truth is the daily show. It's also telling that RIP doesn't consider it real news.
I love the Daily Show and watch it every night, but I don't call it real news. It's basically the same as Fox but from a comedic point of view. They are bringing up stuff you don't see elsewhere, buts it's just as horribly biased as Fox.
It's a comedy show that uses news and current events as the basis of its humor. I would argue that it is far more honest about what it is than Fox news. I would also argue you're going to get better and more even handed coverage out of that 30 minute comedy show than you do out of Fox news as well.
All three news networks have issues. Fox is essentially a straight up propaganda network, though inexplicably they do have Shepard Smith who strikes me as decent newsman. CNN is a disaster of a different kind, often misreporting in a rush to be first, and frequently going down a misguided path of trying to be fair and to air all sides to a story but never questioning any of it. Some would argue that MSNBC are the liberal version of Fox, but they aren't quite that far gone yet IMO, though they are certainly on path that could take them there, that's not to say that they aren't biased, it's just they don't come close to balancing that scale with Fox on the other side.
I have already prepared numerous responses to the inevitable attacks on enhanced interrogation, but it appears that I will have to wait until Comedy Central writes some new jokes about it before anyone here will become aware of the Senate report.
Oh we're aware of the report, not sure what it has to do with this thread though.
Quote from: Teggy on December 07, 2014, 12:44:13 PM
The strange bit about this is that besides RE, isn't Street Fighter the one property that Capcom owns that is a guaranteed seller? Maybe even more so than RE. They keep pumping out RE games, seems it would be a no-brainer to our SFV on as many platforms as possible. They have enough money to put out RE Revelations 2 (on Vita as well), but not a fighter, which must cost a lot less to make than a story-based game?
Quote from: TiLT on December 06, 2014, 09:32:32 PM
I briefly mentioned this earlier in the thread, but remember that Microsoft outright refuses to allow any games on the Xbox platform to have cross-platform multiplayer with other platforms. Street Fighter V will be cross-platform in that way, so this could have been an important factor for the exclusivity.
That's weird because they did the Shadowrun FPS which had it.
Quote from: Destructor on December 06, 2014, 08:41:02 PM
Like I said about Tomb Raider, this is absolutely terrible for the gaming industry.
On the flip side...this also shows that Capcom is absolutely fucking broke. ALL THREE companies have bought exclusives now - Nintendo with Bayonetta 2, Microsoft with Dead Rising 3, and now Capcom with Street Fighter V.
AAAA gaming is fucking bankrupting the console industry as we know it. I'm saying it now - I think this is the last generation of consoles.
TR is a bit different from what we know about Bayonetta, DR3 and SFV. Also Bayonetta is a Platinum/Sega game, not Capcom. That's also one where we have some of the most insight as they've been very forthright in saying that had Nintendo not put up the money, they would not have made the game at all. DR3 appears to be the same deal with MS. It's hard to imagine that SFV falls into that territory though, but some rumblings support it. Tomb Raider though was a game that was already in production and announced before the exclusivity deal happened. Funding 3rd party games so they get made is good, paying to cancel versions on other consoles is bad. There's so much grey around SFV I'll withhold judgement on where it falls until maybe someday we get some more insight.
There's enough weirdness around the game it's hard to know where it falls in the types of exclusives. Making it harder to discern it looks like this is getting revealed as exclusive as well where with TR they revealed at E3 and dropped the exclusive news later at Gamescom.
The reality is that the market for enthusiast gaming sites is now personality driven. They are directly competing with the big youtube channels. Gamespot needs to establish their internet personalities.
The game is gorgeous, and looks to have very robust online support. I'll definitely be picking the full version up in December. I recorded two bouts, still learning the moves and getting used to playing with a PS4 controller instead of arcade fight stick, so excuse the mediocre play.
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Quote from: rittchard on November 25, 2014, 12:29:49 AM
Spoiler for Hiden:
The Redcliffe time travel plotline with the Tevinter mages was simply fantastic, so epic it felt like it should be the finale and not just a bump in the beginning of the game!
There are minor nits I have with the interface, and minor things such as not being able to romance Cullen (boooooo), plus I'm getting some stuttering hiccups now and my fans are going wild trying to run the gorgeous graphics, but all in all its worth it.
You get some justice when you make it to Skyhold
Spoiler for Hiden:
I made him Tranquil which pissed Dorian off
Thanks, Turtle. I figured as much.. I'll just reboot the game more often
Btw, having to quest for the advanced classes suck and I suggest as soon as the opportunity opens up do the War Table quest to open it up. Sadly, the advance class I chose appears to be over-powered with people posting vids of soloing dragaon as an Knight Enchanter
KE is totally broken. Vivian becomes KE, and I switched to playing as her to kill the Dragon in the Hinterlands as I needed the onyx (or was it obsidian) that is around there.
The funniest part about the loot in Destiny is when you look back at that early video where they talk about showing off your new gun and your friends will want to know how you got it and every player will have a story. And then in the end every players story is "I grinded a lot and purchased it."