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1641  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What happens in New Vegas.... The FO:NV impressions thread on: October 20, 2010, 09:42:54 PM

Quote from: Caine on October 20, 2010, 08:14:50 PM

Good to know. I have been going from the auto saves and periodically saving when before I go explore the wilderness. I'll start manually saving instead.

Yeah, I've been pretty obsessive about this. My rule of thumb is save before you do something and then after you do something. Yup, it's a nuisance, but it also does give me a warm tummy feeling.

Related: story on Kotaku about FONV bugs and Bethesda Softworks plan to fix them.
1642  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What happens in New Vegas.... The FO:NV impressions thread on: October 20, 2010, 07:56:02 PM
Got my first lockup after just over five hours in the game  icon_cry. The game was doing an autosave after going through a door and locked up the 360, requiring a reboot. It didn't have that autosave, but since I had manually saved before going out the door I was ok. A lesson for the wise!  nod
1643  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What happens in New Vegas.... The FO:NV impressions thread on: October 20, 2010, 07:03:12 PM
I'm in my fifth hour but still wandering around Goodsprings. I spent some time last night looking at the guide and there are many things new to FONV, some changes from FO3, but many are new features. Very cool stuff. There's a chapter about Hardcore and I didn't even think about some of the changed aspects of gameplay from FO3. Hardcore really is the way to go to get a more immersive experience.

Still only the one bug I reported above.

Played my first game of Caravan. In spite of the somewhat inscrutable rules in the manual, once you play it in the game it makes a lot of sense.
1644  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What happens in New Vegas.... The FO:NV impressions thread on: October 19, 2010, 09:51:44 PM
4H 22M into the game on my 360. One thing about Hardcore, suddenly I don't find myself wanting to carry every freaking thing I come across. Just like Fallout 3, I'm not excited early on about building things on a workbench, so I'm selling off all the crap... er, components I have found so far.

No lockups so far. Did have one "environmental" glitch (tell me if there's a better term), a big insect thingee actually stuck in the side of a hill with just the flapping wings showing. Finally figured out out to get a good shot at him when he wiggled. Not a big deal.

Four quests completed (they had sub-quest parts to them) and six locations found. Liked by one town, shunned by a gang of bad guys. So far it's all making sense and is fun.
1645  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What happens in New Vegas.... The FO:NV impressions thread on: October 19, 2010, 08:16:07 PM
Two hours forty-seven minutes in. Still in Goodsprings, still looking around, still talking to people. Have found one cool thing...
Spoiler for Hiden:
There are goodies in some of the graves in the graveyard; bring your shovel!

Liking it so far. I'm trying to avoid the mistake I made in Fallout 3 and try to rush to the main story. This time I'm going to poke around a lot more.
1646  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What happens in New Vegas.... The FO:NV impressions thread on: October 19, 2010, 06:38:23 PM
One hour and fifteen minutes in on the 360 version. So far no lockups  Roll Eyes

Checked out most of the first little village where you start. The look is like Fallout 3 with a slightly different color palette. I'm being a good boy, not robbing everyone in sight. Not yet.
1647  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What happens in New Vegas.... The FO:NV impressions thread on: October 19, 2010, 05:45:33 PM
Picked up my Xbox360 vanilla copy of FONV, plus on a whim got the Collectors Edition guide since it's 20% off. I've installed, watched the opening video thumbsup and just went through my character generation. Is talking about Trait selection considered spoiler material? I'll put it in a spoiler tag, but I'm just listing the two I selected and why:
Spoiler for Hiden:
I picked "Good Natured" which should help me in my conversations (I'm a lover, not a fighter!). I also picked "Wild Wasteland" which according to the text unleashes some of the more bizarre and sillier elements. Sounds good to me.
1648  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What happens in New Vegas.... The FO:NV impressions thread on: October 19, 2010, 04:00:32 PM

Quote from: MaxSteele on October 19, 2010, 03:52:58 PM

Quote from: jztemple2 on October 19, 2010, 11:05:35 AM

Apparently even the PC version has crash bugs, but seemingly not as bad as the console versions. Of the consoles one reviewer preferred the 360 over the PS3 due to the 360's anti-aliasing, although I'll have to take his word on this, it's been so long since I've been familiar with those terms.

I haven't seen a single review for the PC version.  Could you list somewhere that said the PC version is showing crash bugs also?

From Atomicgamer.com review, page 2:
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The PC version of New Vegas is, from a technical standpoint, the best one you can get and it even costs $10 less, but it's got its fair share of problems as well. It's got built-in mod support, higher-resolution textures and better visuals (on a well-enough equipped PC, at least - the system requirements have hardly increased since Fallout 3) and support for gamepads as well as a mouse and keyboard, giving you the precision required to make tough shots without having to lean on VATS. Games for Windows Live, one of the most hated parts of Fallout 3  on the PC, has been dropped entirely and replaced with a full Steamworks implementation along with Steam achievements. Sadly, this version also seems to have many (if not most) of the issues and crash bugs that the console versions do, but at least on the PC you have a quicksave key to make saving your progress at any time pretty much instant.
1649  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What happens in New Vegas.... The FO:NV impressions thread on: October 19, 2010, 11:05:35 AM
I checked out the FO:NV reviews through Metacritc. Of the six currently posted, the only one below 80% is Joystiq and it's a bit whinny. Well, more than a bit. He complains that the game, as a sequel, doesn't add enough in the way of new functions and this is a failing. I don't know how other folks feel about this, but I wasn't expecting significant interface and function changes, just new locales, quests and maybe some new features, like Hardcore mode. He also was pissy about what he sees as a poor selection on the radio. Me, I never listened that much to the radio in FO3, I was too busy not having my ass handed to me.

The rest of the reviews are pretty positive, liking the gameplay, the storyline and the new features. Almost all cite graphical, environmental (NPCs get stuck in terrain, etc) and lock up bugs as the most significant areas of concern. One review did set my mind at ease as the reviewer noted that none of the lockups corrupted a save game or broke a major quest. Still, I'd like even the minor quests not to be broken.

Apparently even the PC version has crash bugs, but seemingly not as bad as the console versions. Of the consoles one reviewer preferred the 360 over the PS3 due to the 360's anti-aliasing, although I'll have to take his word on this, it's been so long since I've been familiar with those terms.

Overall I'm still excited about FO:NV, but I'll be cautious about saving often.

Should I start off in Hardcore mode? In the past I've rarely replayed this big games like Oblivion and Fallout 3 once I've completed them, so I'm thinking I ought to get the full experience the first time around since I might not get to it a second time.
1650  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout: New Vegas Announced on: October 18, 2010, 10:38:02 PM

Quote from: Turtle on October 18, 2010, 10:33:36 PM

The PC version is where it's at, not only do you get the best graphics, you get all sorts of mods.

I quit PC gaming a couple of years ago and haven't been following that scene. I wonder if the mods for Fallout 3 were as good as the ones for Oblivion. Those were pretty amazing, even better IIRC than the ones for Morrowind, of which I installed many.
1651  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The KINECT launch line-up is a joke on: October 18, 2010, 04:19:49 PM

Quote from: Razgon on October 18, 2010, 04:14:44 PM

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Zumba Fitness (Majesco), $49.99 ERP (US)

I read that as Zombie Fitness - now that's a game I'd play!

Dead Rising 2 with the Kinect? Make it in first person view and you've got a winner!
1652  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout: New Vegas Announced on: October 18, 2010, 04:16:22 PM
In Fallout 3 I finished the main quest which ended the game, then just went back to a save I made prior to being locked into the final quest. However, I did like that they added the ability to continue after the "final" ending via DLC, I don't know that I would have started from scratch otherwise to got to the places I missed the first time around, much less start a new game just to go to some place added by the DLC.

Frankly, if they are going to use DLC to add new quests and areas/locations, I don't think they will be expecting the players to start a new game from scratch. In this case I believe that just like Fallout 3 they will give you the ability to continue. You would think from the positive reception that Red Dead Redemption received over it's design that lets the player continue on in the game indefinitely that any new games of that genre should include that as a matter of course.

I'm more concerned that the game be reasonably bug free. I've seen some comments over in Kotaku noting that there are a number of minor bugs, including a trick to allow the player in a conversation tree to "infinitely loop" through it, adding XP over and over. Not much XP, but still a bug.
1653  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout: New Vegas Announced on: October 16, 2010, 08:41:49 PM

Quote from: Vinda-Lou on October 16, 2010, 07:48:10 PM

I'm sorry, but what did I miss?  Both Amazon and EBgames have FO:NV listed as being released on the 19th.  Where was it announced that it was delayed?  That friggin sucks if it was!  Or is this a joke similar to the save system? ninja 

It's been listed as the 19th on Gamestop for quite a while, like months.
1654  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Amazon Kindle: Kindle 3! on: October 15, 2010, 02:13:38 PM
I didn't even know Target was selling the Kindle. I just checked their website and it's not listed there yet. Do they have the wifi only version or both types? And is the price the same as through Amazon?
1655  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Amazon Kindle: Kindle 3! on: October 14, 2010, 06:51:05 PM

Quote from: The Grue on October 14, 2010, 04:50:10 PM

I'm willing to pay more just to not have a physical book to carry around and I don't have to go to a store or wait for a book to be delivered (well, I have to wait, but it is a few seconds).  It's cheaper than what I used to pay, so I don't consider it higher.  I guess I see your point, but since I never do bookswaps, the point is irrelevant in my instance.  So, yeah, I pay more than you, but the higher price is worth it for what you get.

You have excellent points there as well, different strokes for different folks, as they say.

Does Amazon make a lot of public domain books available as free downloads to the Kindle? Borders has been pushing this in their emails to me, trying to convince me that I really, really want a Nook instead.
1656  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Amazon Kindle: Kindle 3! on: October 14, 2010, 04:44:56 PM
As a techie type, I love the idea of the Kindle, but the pricing of the books is still way, way too high. Allow me to explain, and bear with me as it's turned out to be a bit long.

I do a lot of my book acquisitions via PaperbackSwap (which in spite of the name, isn't only for paperbacks). While you are limited to books that are actually available the costs are low. You get a credit when you trade away a book and then can use that credit to get a book from anyone in the system, not just the person you sent the book to. So for the cost of mailing out a book (which at media rate is pretty cheap, $3 or so for a trade sized paperback), you can get a book. I have ignored the original cost of the book, but once you get going in this cycle it becomes rather moot.

Additionally, you can purchase the credits directly from PaperbackSwap for $3.45 plus a $0.50 transaction fee. So for about $3.50, you can get a book that way as well, without having to have traded one away.

The critical issue of course is not being able to get a specific book at a chosen time. For me, I'm happy with keeping my PBS Wishlist populated with books I'm willing to wait for. And then I religiously scan the "Books Posted Today" listings using the sorting tools to find books I might like and getting those.

For me, this means that except for the occasional Amazon or brick & mortar book purchase, I'm paying under four dollars for a book. And, if I wish, I can then trade that book away for a credit to spend on another.

Now for a new Kindle book I'm paying some substantial fraction of the new book price for something I can't trade away and get a credit. And even for a used book, Kindle doesn't make it worthwhile. For example, Battle Cry of Freedom, a most excellent book btw, is currently $8.69 for the Kindle version. If I can get it through PBS, it's $3-4. Even if I order it through Amazon, I can get a copy of the hardcover for under three bucks, which with the $3.99 postage still is cheaper than the Kindle.

Yes, there are various advantages to the Kindle; portability, ability to get a book almost instantly, search, and a few others. Playing Zork I guess too  icon_wink. However, for the serious book reader, the price of books is still too high. And there are still way too many books I find in PBS that I like which when I check are not available as ebooks.

Personally I'd love it if they did a combo deal where I get the physical copy of the book plus the Kindle version. Because I really, really do like that Kindle  nod

1657  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3]Gran Turismo 5 -EDIT :EDIT 10/13(thx JZ) : DELAYED AGAIN on: October 13, 2010, 08:48:15 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on October 13, 2010, 08:44:13 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on October 13, 2010, 06:49:40 PM

apparently though SCEE have said that it should be out by Chrimbo
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We are sorry to say that Gran Turismo 5 will not be available on the previously announced release date of November 3rd, but the game will be released before Christmas.

WTF is "Chrimbo"?

Chrimbo  "Shorter and less religious word for Christmas."
1658  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3]Gran Turismo 5 -EDIT :EDIT 10/13(thx JZ) : DELAYED AGAIN on: October 13, 2010, 08:36:30 PM
Sadly there would seem to be a good chance that Duke Nukem Forever will actually be released before GT5. And I was all set to actually buy a PS3 just because of it.
1659  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout: New Vegas Announced on: October 13, 2010, 04:22:51 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 13, 2010, 03:14:46 PM

it's a running joke in the PC New Vegas thread.  don't worry, you can save anywhere except in extreme hardcore mode.

Thank goodness for that. Have to say that the folks over there are taking it pretty well that the PC version has been delayed due to poor DX11 support. Don't know that I'd be so calm about it.
1660  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3]Gran Turismo 5 -EDIT :EDIT 10/13(thx JZ) : DELAYED AGAIN on: October 13, 2010, 04:19:34 PM
I think it's likely that this would be the first car you might have available in GT5...



Or should we call the game "Gran Turismo Forever".

1661  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout: New Vegas Announced on: October 13, 2010, 03:05:00 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 13, 2010, 02:17:43 PM

plus they probably needed to work on the checkpoint save system some more.

Oh lordy, I must have missed that. I've been avoiding the previews so the experience isn't spoiled for me. Does this mean I can't save anywhere and anytime I want to?
1662  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3]Gran Turismo 5 -EDIT 09/13 : DELAYED AGAIN on: October 13, 2010, 03:02:20 PM
Isn't today 10/13 (American style)?
1663  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Super Scribblenauts on: October 13, 2010, 12:36:20 PM
Most of the early reviews have been positive, but the Gamespot review really ripped into it (6.5/10), listing as the "Bad"
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    * Restrictive puzzles limit your creativity 
    * Busted logic forces you to conform to specific ideas 
    * Tons of untapped potential.


Yikes! The review goes into depth on those comments. Makes you wonder, it does...

1664  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Medal of Honor: Modern Warfare on: October 13, 2010, 12:30:38 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on October 13, 2010, 11:56:12 AM

Quote from: jztemple2 on October 13, 2010, 10:01:03 AM

Lastly, I don't think this has been mentioned before but if it has, sorry in advance for beating a dead horse. What I'm talking about is the passport code you need to redeem in XBL (I don't know how they do it in PSN and on the PC) to play MOH online. The redeemable code comes with the game, but it's a single shot deal. If you rent the game or buy it used, it's 800 microsoft points ($10) to go online. So fair warning to those who plan on waiting to pick it up used, there's an additional price to pay. And I'm wondering if this will also hurt it's trade-in value.

It's almost like that's their plan...

... which may backfire on them. Certainly if anyone was entertaining the idea of trading it in, it would make sense to do it sooner than later not only to get the most out of the trade-in (which is normal), but also to get ahead of grumblings that will get more public as news of this spreads, further reducing the trade-in value. Ultimately this could seriously cut into their DLC sales.
1665  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout: New Vegas Announced on: October 13, 2010, 12:25:33 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on October 13, 2010, 12:21:33 PM

Quote from: jztemple2 on October 13, 2010, 10:04:32 AM

Wasn't Fallout 3 delayed a couple of weeks at almost the last moment? I'm thinking that maybe the developer likes to push it to the very edge of the deadline before declaring Gold.

it was declared Gold last week

http://www.gamesreviews2010.com/fallout-new-vegas-has-gone-gold/

Which is why it might have been too late to make the new GamerInformer mag  nod.
1666  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout: New Vegas Announced on: October 13, 2010, 10:04:32 AM
Wasn't Fallout 3 delayed a couple of weeks at almost the last moment? I'm thinking that maybe the developer likes to push it to the very edge of the deadline before declaring Gold.
1667  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Medal of Honor: Modern Warfare on: October 13, 2010, 10:01:03 AM
The Hardcore mode in MP apparently (I couldn't find this in writing) makes kills easier and you get penalized for team kills. However, the match type rotates between the four basic flavors, that kind of sucks.

I'm not impressed with the maps in MP. There are so many "sniper lanes", areas where a sniper can cover from one end of the map to the other, which breaks the useful map into narrow strips. The maps aren't much bigger than the MW2 maps and they seem a bit unimaginative. Maybe that's due to a lack of playing time, but that's the impression I've had with them.

Frankly, if Black Ops wasn't coming in four weeks, I might spend the time learning how to play MOH better, but I feel like MOH online is going to drop off a cliff on November 9th, so why bother? I still enjoy MW2 a lot and unless Black Ops comes right out of the gate as awesome I suspect that there will still be a lot of people playing MW2 come the holidays.

Lastly, I don't think this has been mentioned before but if it has, sorry in advance for beating a dead horse. What I'm talking about is the passport code you need to redeem in XBL (I don't know how they do it in PSN and on the PC) to play MOH online. The redeemable code comes with the game, but it's a single shot deal. If you rent the game or buy it used, it's 800 microsoft points ($10) to go online. So fair warning to those who plan on waiting to pick it up used, there's an additional price to pay. And I'm wondering if this will also hurt it's trade-in value.
1668  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Medal of Honor: Modern Warfare on: October 13, 2010, 02:18:15 AM
I agree, the campaign is unimaginative, brings nothing new, and as mentioned above and in other reviews at times you end up just wandering around trying to figure out where the game wants you to go.

I'd have more MP impressions, but I couldn't get into a game lobby again  mad. I went back to MW2 and had a great time. Doesn't bode well for MoH. I just hope Treyarch doesn't screw up Black Ops  nod
1669  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Black Ops ? on: October 13, 2010, 01:12:58 AM

Quote from: USMC Kato on October 13, 2010, 12:16:56 AM

I'm very excited as well and when Black Ops is released I will be taking that week off  ninja

It will probably take them that long to get the servers working right  icon_wink

1670  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Medal of Honor: Modern Warfare on: October 12, 2010, 08:45:36 PM

Quote from: KePoW on October 12, 2010, 08:19:08 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on October 12, 2010, 05:23:37 PM

Switching to multiplayer was a million times better. Those people that enjoyed bad company 2 will enjoy MoH multiplayer.

Take my impressions with a grain of salt since I only played the game for 2 hour last night, but i advise you to skip the game for it's single player campaign and buy it for it's great multiplayer.

Thanks for the impressions Kato.

What about those of us who liked MW2 a *LOT* better than BC2?  Would you still recommend this Medal of Honor?

After an hour, I gotta say, if you liked MW2 a *LOT* more than BC2, you aren't going to like this.
1671  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Medal of Honor: Modern Warfare on: October 12, 2010, 07:28:43 PM
Sheesh, is there a reason there's no team chat in MP on the 360? Or did I end up in Team assault with no one else who has a headset?
1672  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Civilization 5: !#@#!@ Impressions Incoming! Demo out! Now a Musical! on: October 12, 2010, 05:36:45 PM

Quote from: Fez on October 12, 2010, 05:16:37 PM

Anyone else having lots of lag/slowdowns/freezing as the games get longer and more map becomes exposed?  Like the game, but all the unoptimized code is really bugging me.

Are you running in an SLI or Crossfire configuration? This morning I read an article comparing SLI and Crossfire on newly released games and they were surprised at how bad the slowdown was in Civ5 after playing a while. I can't find the article now, but it was linked through Bluesnews.
1673  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Medal of Honor: Modern Warfare on: October 12, 2010, 05:33:25 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on October 12, 2010, 05:23:37 PM

Switching to multiplayer was a million times better. Those people that enjoyed bad company 2 will enjoy MoH multiplayer.

Take my impressions with a grain of salt since I only played the game for 2 hour last night, but i advise you to skip the game for it's single player campaign and buy it for it's great multiplayer.

Thank goodness, I was indeed planning to get this just for the multiplayer. I've read through the reviews and it's surprising how much they vary on addressing the SP campaign. A couple of the reviews who gave the game high scores think the campaign is an excellent 5-6 experience with only some minor niggles. Yet IGN blasts it.

Now I wasn't that big a fan of BC2, never getting past the demo since I had other things to play, but if MoH tends between BC2 and MW2 I think I should be ok. Anyway, it's only a week till Fallout New Vegas  nod

Is someone going to start a Medal of Honor: Modern Warfare impressions thread? Since I am an hour away from even getting the game I'm loath to start one myself, but I'll post my impressions in either location.
1674  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/11) on: October 11, 2010, 01:46:55 PM
Medal of Honor. Going to be Tier One on Day One and dead one hundred times over  nod
1675  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Modern Warfare 2 Impressions [And official GT Review] on: October 10, 2010, 09:45:22 PM
I'm still playing occasionally, but only in Hardcore mode. Nobody is running around doing knife attacks in that. I'm hoping that Medal of Honor's MP mode will be more like that and less like Halo and MW2's Commando mode.
1676  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Medal of Honor: Modern Warfare on: October 08, 2010, 04:31:50 PM
I read the following posted over at Kotaku in a story called "Let's Talk About Medal of Honor". This post (it's rather long) does contain some interesting details about the MP in the game:
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Ok. This might be a long one.

I've been keeping a very close eye in this game ever since I saw the Multi-player component a few months back.

Played the PS3 beta (was ranked in the top 100) and found it ok. Enjoyable but there were a ton of bugs that were too detrimental to the game itself.

Would it have been a better idea for DICE to not have done the beta? I think so. As it did more harm than good. As a lot of people don't know the difference between a beta and a demo. Granted, most of the "betas" that are released now are demos. But DICE did actually release a beta and a lot of people made their judgment on the whole game based on the beta.

After playing the Open beta with my crappy PC (stutters whenever there are too many things going on-screen). I actually saw the improvements they made. I had a lot of fun with it despite my crappy PC, rampant cheaters and being a noob at it again as the mouse, keyboard combo does take some getting used to after being used to a controller for so long.

I know a lot of people who had fun with the Open beta but the sad thing is, most of the people who weren't fans of it were the loudest ones.

I know a couple of MW2-fanboy friends of mine who absolutely loved it.

I admit I love BC2 and what DICE has done with it. At the same time, I like MW2 a lot as well.

In saying that, I do think the game (especially the MP) is not getting its fair shake.

What do I mean by that? Most people who hate the MP seems to hate it for these reasons mostly.

1) It's not similar to BC2 enough.
2) It's not as similar to MW2 enough.
3) It's too similar to BC2.
4) It's too similar to MW2.

I mean what is it exactly? I hear people saying "there should be vehicles" or "there should be Perks,etc." How would that feel? Wouldn't it be just better to play BC2 if you're after warfare with vehicles? At the same time play CoD if you're after an arcade-paced FPS with Perks, etc. As CoD does it better than anyone.

I know the game is not perfect. I even told what I didn't like to DICE themselves and the surveys/beta feedback forms that I participated in.

Is there room for improvements? Definitely. But does it do a lot of things right? Absolutely.

The game (MP) is not about vehicles, Perks, flashy killstreak rewards that will decimate the whole team, etc. It's simply it's own kind of MP.

If you're after vehicles, full-on destruction, a realistic take on FPS ( a la ArmA) you might be disappointed.

If you're after Perks, flashy killstreaks, customizations galore and whatnot, the game will most probably be not enough to satiate your appetite in that regard.

However, if you're after a fun, balanced, infantry-focused, objective-based game that's team-oriented, but will also tolerate lone-wolfing, then this might work for you. Just don't expect CoD's flash or BC2's feeling of being in a massive Battlefield.

The game I can mostly compare it to is Counter-strike. Yes. That old game that's still awesome up to this day.

The reason I'm saying all of this is because most people who see it/play it already have preconceived notions on how it should be before they even get a chance to play it. When they find out it's not like MW2's run-and-gun affair or BC2's vehicle style of warfare, they bitch about it without even trying it for a substantial amount of time.

I've talked to a lot of people who hated the game's MP when they first played it. By that, I mean really hated it. Enough so to bash it or whatnot. But after a few more games, they actually tell me "it's not bad. It just takes some getting used to". Or something to that effect.

I'm also curious as to how this will be reviewed. I have a sneaking suspicion that a couple of major websites will not rate it fairly. Instead, it will rate it on how they think it should be. I know a couple of big sites that have huge CoD fanboys as FPS reviewers.

Do I think that's fair? No. Will it most likely happen? Unfortunately yes.

This post is long enough as it is. If you read this, feel free to reply and discuss but I hope there's no flaming involved. smile
1677  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Just Cause 2 on: October 07, 2010, 04:10:34 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 01, 2010, 06:52:40 PM

an interesting infographic on gameplay since release (may contain spoilers).

I don't remember a hot air balloon in the game. Where is it?
1678  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Front Mission Evolved-Battle Mechs? on: October 07, 2010, 04:06:00 PM
The above makes this game sound like a pass... guess I'll stay with Titans of Steel: Warring Suns for now.
1679  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops on: October 01, 2010, 07:56:04 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on October 01, 2010, 07:52:40 PM

Quote from: jztemple2 on October 01, 2010, 07:08:01 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 01, 2010, 05:27:29 PM


Hey, I don't have to get three zillion headshots to unlock a new gadget? SOLD!  thumbsup

headshots get you more money! slywink

Crap icon_frown. Can I make money by shooting out windows? I'm good at that  nod
1680  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops on: October 01, 2010, 07:08:01 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 01, 2010, 05:27:29 PM


Hey, I don't have to get three zillion headshots to unlock a new gadget? SOLD!  thumbsup
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