Thread: Other Games. Playing, Getting & Tribute - All Discussion thread

Other Games. Playing, Getting & Tribute - All Discussion thread

  1. #10901
    I play CoD. It's good fun dominating all the casuals. And no, I do not support it financially; second hand sales.
    I bought the older ones new before it became blatant copy n paste, and the singleplayer makes me cringe, but I do love me some casual fresh meat in multiplayer and random hilarious hate mail from all sorts of weirdos.
    Best online iron sights arena type game, but can be a bit mindless at times like any straight up FPS online. It's all about getting specialist bonus (it's like having all augs activated at once) and going on a rampage until 24 kills without dying at which point you can call in a massive ordnance airblast. The reactions sometimes is totally worth it.

    If Deus Ex Human Revolution had competitive multiplayer, there wouldn't be much difference to CoD in core mechanics at all. In fact CoD would be better because no damn 3rd person cover, which totally sucks in competetive multiplayer due to everyone abusing the camera/cover to a point where it's not a shooter but a game of pop-up pirate (ok ok, exaggeration, more like chess, the guns may aswell not be there).

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    Originally Posted by CyberP
    If Deus Ex Human Revolution had competitive multiplayer, there wouldn't be much difference to CoD in core mechanics at all. In fact CoD would be better because no damn 3rd person cover, which totally sucks in competetive multiplayer due to everyone abusing the camera/cover to a point where it's not a shooter but a game of pop-up pirate (ok ok, exaggeration, more like chess, the guns may aswell not be there).
    You know everyone uses TPP in DX multiplayer, right?

  3. #10903
    Originally Posted by 68_pie
    You know everyone uses TPP in DX multiplayer, right?
    What of it? TPP sucks for competitive multiplayer shooters imo, and DX multiplayer sucks. It was simply an afterthought.

  4. #10904
    The whole Square Enix catalog on GOG.com is on sale if you still have something to buy at this point:

    http://www.gog.com/promo/square_enix...d_promo_130913
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  5. #10905
    I haven't played any Facebook games right, but Godus reeks of what I'd assume them to be like.

    It reminds me of browser games I used to play in early High School before dabbling in Free Client based MMOs.

    Hold off getting it if your curious.
    Play games for the story

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    Runescape.

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    Originally Posted by JCpie
    Runescape.
    Ah runescape. My first mmo. I still think fondly of thee. It's as grindy as gamer-hell, but it has a lot of neat stuff in it.

  8. #10908
    I'd like to get the special edition of GTA5 for the map, but at the same time Rockstar puts me off with silly modern dlc garbage.

    i.e. fill the special edition with 'cheat codes' that are not fully explained as to whether they can be turned on or off.

    Special Move boosts, Shop Discounts and Special Weapons given to you fresh off the bat is NOT fun when you want to enjoy the game as it is meant to be played.

    What is the issue with finding a way to work these features into the game, so you need to actually make the effort to get these abilities?
    Play games for the story

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    Well GTA 5 is out today. I went ahead and picked up mu copy though I can't play it yet. Anyone else get the feeling that there isn't as much fanfare as you would expect from a GTA game?

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    Maybe not as much as for GTA 4 but there's still lots of hype going on.

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    Lots of publicity for sure, anyway. Ads on a ton of busses this morning, and full pages in both free newspapers with readerships counted by the millions. Goes to show traditional pub still works pretty well. No way a gamer in Montreal can miss this release! Their typical GTA art syle is very effective and all nice-looking on the buses, too, which helps a lot!
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    Lot's of people in comments sections *ing that the game only got 9/10 even though they haven't played it yet *sigh*

    Random thought: I'd really like to see a game based on/inspired by "Last Year at Marienbad" if there hasn't been one already.

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    Must just be where I am then. Anyway I can't wait to play. I love the sand box games

  14. #10914
    Playing the game.

    What Would You Do by Tha Dogg Pound plays.

    Oh yes.

    *nods to the beat*
    Play games for the story

  15. #10915
    Even my staunch PC gaming buddy (who does have a habit of spending money on things he shouldn't) messaged me today telling me he's going to buy it. I want it but literally do not have the money for it, and it's very frustrating. I was stuck in pseudo-hype mode for a long time and didn't really care if I missed the launch, and then yesterday my friend showed me this video and now I want it.

    Speed up the accelerating returns, 'cause carbon doesn’t work, I want to evolve and operate at terahertz.

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    GTA V looks real sterile/flat to me so I think I'm going to hold out for a bit. In addition, I'm already backlogged like 30 games so there is no need to purchase now. In any event, it's great to see consoles with exclusives like GTA V. This game will probably make a billion or more in a months time, maybe less, but if they ever got around to releasing a PC version (there is evidence to support this) then that's more money for R*.

  17. #10917
    Originally Posted by HERESY
    GTA V looks real sterile/flat to me
    What does that even mean? Everything about it looks anything BUT sterile or flat.
    Speed up the accelerating returns, 'cause carbon doesn’t work, I want to evolve and operate at terahertz.

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    Originally Posted by Shralla
    What does that even mean? Everything about it looks anything BUT sterile or flat.
    No, it looks rather flat and dull like there is no depth. No life, nothing really pops out, the people look like card board cut outs.

    (ETA I'm talking about how the game looks, not how the game plays, what you can do in the game world, etc.)

    (DF states the PS3 version is the best one to get, so when I do purchase the game that'll be my platform.)

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    I'm madly in love with its structure, and the use of multiple characters. If games HAVE to look like movies, I'm glad someone has attempted to make them look like a good tv series instead (structure-wise, that is. I'm not commenting on the actual narrative content). In many ways, it resembles the structure of a novel, which is more in line with gaming origins in the first place.

    I've my personal concerns over sandboxes, but I'm also glad they are pushing it to monumental level here. This will be another great lab experiment to study, to find what works and what doesn't, and use the best elements in non-sandbox games that provide a better structure. The heist planning comes to mind, as it could be effectively used for mission-based games in general. The old Swat and Rainbow six games, to name only those, did have a certain amount of character selection and planning to them, but we never truly went into the ever-important planning decisions beforehand. Now any mission, even in a COD setting, could add some depth by experimenting with the planning normally associated to a raid, and the consequences it may have on the player as the plan unfolds.

    A lot can be gained from this game, if we know where to look, and find creative ways to adapt it to other titles, in a varied array of genres.
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    Well I made it to the point where Trever shows up. I am liking the game so far. The thing I find interesting is they added stealth. It's not like super advanced stealth as far as I can tell, but you have a stealth skill and you can click the thumb stick to enter sneak mode. I am not sure if it is a good addition or a pointless one.

    Heist planing is nice. I did the jewelry store heist and had some fun with it. The thing I am kind of bugging about is that it's that it sits on the fine line between scripted and dynamic. You get to make a lot of choices about how to do it and who to bring and how to do things, but it's still as scripted as any other GTA mission.

  21. #10921
    Originally Posted by nomotog
    Well I made it to the point where Trever shows up. I am liking the game so far. The thing I find interesting is they added stealth. It's not like super advanced stealth as far as I can tell, but you have a stealth skill and you can click the thumb stick to enter sneak mode. I am not sure if it is a good addition or a pointless one.
    I'm voting good. Going back and playing GTA4, one of the really fun things they implemented was line of sight for getting away from the cops. Before that it was just a big circle and if you were in it, they knew where you were. In 4 it made escaping on foot not a more legitimate strategy, but sometimes genuinely the best one at lower wanted levels because you could doge into alleyways and crouch behind fences and stuff to break line of sight and lose the cops. And escaping on foot was always much more intense.
    Speed up the accelerating returns, 'cause carbon doesn’t work, I want to evolve and operate at terahertz.

  22. #10922
    There was stealth in San Andreas but it was only good on the few set stealth-dedicated missions.

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    You know what I just realized. The stealth button takes over the crouch button, but doesn't actually make you crouch you just kind of bend your knees a little. I am kind of leaning to this addition not as well thought out as it needed to be to be good, but I'm not even half way in the game.

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    I'm still wrestling with myself over buying the Xbox 360 version or waiting for the PC version. I'm assembling myself a new up to date gaming rig sometime soon so I'm dreaming of a version that actually looks as great as in the trailers and plays smooth with minimal loadtimes. On my old XBox on the other hand, I would need to install it on a USB stick... Oh, well good things come to those who wait, I keep telling myself.

  25. #10925
    Originally Posted by nomotog
    You know what I just realized. The stealth button takes over the crouch button, but doesn't actually make you crouch you just kind of bend your knees a little. I am kind of leaning to this addition not as well thought out as it needed to be to be good, but I'm not even half way in the game.
    Now I am annoyed. You are saying you cannot free crouch? I'll have to check that out but this leads back to an earlier discussion: Oh, but you can smoke a bong, people! 10/10

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