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

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

  1. #11776
    How is DS2's performance in comparison to Dark Souls?

    I've seen people are angry over it being downgraded graphically.

    Does it look worse and perform better? Does it look worse and perform poorly/inconsistently? Does it even look worse at all?

    Cyber's comments about vacant skyboxes sounds disappointing. I loved with DS1 the places you could see far in the distance, up above or down below, most of them you could actually get to those places and feel a real connection with the world.
    Play games for the story

  2. #11777
    Originally Posted by sonicsidewinder
    How is DS2's performance in comparison to Dark Souls?
    Better, but still the occasional stutter.

    Cyber's comments about vacant skyboxes sounds disappointing.
    Only in some areas. There's been a couple of nice backdrops, but other times, as said, just a void.

    Does it look worse and perform better? Does it look worse and perform poorly/inconsistently? Does it even look worse at all?
    Definitely looks worse, but they have made a decent game here it seems, that's all that truly matters. Still valid complaints of course but graphics are the least of my concerns. It's not significantly worse anyway, except some textures and again the skyboxes.

    Why d'you care anyway, you play games for the story. Don't you dare lie to me and say you play Dark Souls for the story

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    Originally Posted by -=fox=-
    That sniper kinda reminds me of the movie "Mars Attacks".
    That sniper reminds me of Judge Doom.
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  4. #11779
    Originally Posted by CyberP
    Why d'you care anyway, you play games for the story. Don't you dare lie to me and say you play Dark Souls for the story
    You make a good point. After the masterpiece of a story Dark Souls 1 had, the sequel doesn't have a hope in hell. Not buying!

    In other news:



    Game doesn't even use the Unity engine. Lawsuit inevitable.
    Play games for the story

  5. #11780
    Sure looks like Assassin's Creed.

    I got AC4 for free from a guy who didn't want it, and man I'm glad I didn't pay for it. It's okay, but that's about it. I was thinking the combat system would have received some sort of revamp or another in the last five games since I only really played the first one, but damn was I disappointed. The combat is floaty and janky, you just sort of jerk around when you move in combat, but then you slide around like you were on ice in between the jerking. I guess it's to give you "maneuverability" but it just feels like crap. You hit the counter button once and for 75% of enemies you can just get a one-hit kill on them immediately. You have other options from the counter, but only one of them is really necessary for combat for that other 25% of enemies, and still allows you to get a one-hit kill at the end of it.

    After you kill one enemy, as long as you immediately attack another enemy you get a one-hit kill. Doesn't matter if it's an officer or a big scotsman dude, still an instant kill. Because of the way the gadgets work, you can only use one of your gadgets in combat at any given time, and none of them really work into the the flow of combat at all because of the aforementioned jankiness of the system.

    And then, perhaps unsurprisingly, they ruined multiplayer with a bunch of stupid decisions. There are too many game modes and no way to actually join a game of a specific mode. You just have to start a lobby and hope people join. The new modes they're clearly pushing are stupid and ruin the point of the game, and they pushed Wanted to the back of the pack.

    Just, yuck.
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  6. #11781
    Originally Posted by Shralla
    Just, yuck.
    Quite. The AC games have always been lacklustre...in my opinion. At least the ones I played. Oh, you probably remember one of my earlier rants.

    The uninformed masses of casuals and daily mobile gamers need to be subjected to a month locked in a room playing real games, before they help drive the industry further into the hands of money grabbing fat cats.

    Just kidding, sort of

    Originally Posted by sonicsidewinder
    You make a good point. After the masterpiece of a story Dark Souls 1 had, the sequel doesn't have a hope in hell. Not buying!
    My sarcasm detector exploded.

  7. #11782
    Originally Posted by CyberP
    Quite. The AC games have always been lacklustre...in my opinion. At least the ones I played. Oh, you probably remember one of my earlier rants.

    The uninformed masses of casuals and daily mobile gamers need to be subjected to a month locked in a room playing real games, before they help drive the industry further into the hands of money grabbing fat cats.

    Just kidding, sort of
    I find the Assassin's Creed games very variable. 4 and 2 are pretty great, the rest pretty mediocre. The series as a whole has promise, they just seem to miss it most of the time. One day they'll produce a truly excellent game in the franchise....maybe. But until then, 4 is well worth playing/

    Originally Posted by CyberP
    My sarcasm detector exploded.
    Thing is, Dark Souls really does have an excellent story...if you're willing to dig it out. Check out VattiVidya's series on the Dark Souls lore, and prepare to be amazed. I've completed the game, and honestly didn't know 90% of this stuff: the story isn't told to you directly, but he's pieced so much together from snippets of conversations, item descriptions, visual cues etc. I find these videos fascinating, and they've made me approach Dark Souls 2 with a much more plot-critical eye.

  8. #11783
    Yes, I am aware of Dark Souls' back story. Snippets of information you can clue together from inventory descriptions and NPCs, it's hardly comprehensive at all, and I wouldn't say "excellent" either.

    Of course, I am happy with it as it is, I'm just grateful for the gameplay, but it's accumulated backstory, or lore, really doesn't hold much value, except something to read on loading screens or through the inventory out of curiosity, and give an extra touch of personality to an individual location.

    Now give me warm and give me soft, OK?


  9. #11784
    Originally Posted by Ashpolt
    I find the Assassin's Creed games very variable. 4 and 2 are pretty great, the rest pretty mediocre. The series as a whole has promise, they just seem to miss it most of the time. One day they'll produce a truly excellent game in the franchise....maybe. But until then, 4 is well worth playing/
    Cynically speaking... I wonder if AC3 would have ever featured naval combat if it was not for what was to be Pirates of the Caribbean: Armada of the Damned. It was peddled to feature something akin to what Ubisoft went on to hone for the creation of AC4.

    I think Ubisoft caught wind of the idea, shoehorned the gameplay into AC3, and luckily for them, the Disney game was cancelled.

    I view AC4 as a spoof, and not in a positive way. Going off in such an odd direction has let it hit its peak. That's going on the assumption the game was as fun as people say. How will the new game compete? If the new game is set within France during the revolution then naval warfare could sure still feature in some fashion, but not to the extent of what was possible in the Caribbean.

    What is AC: Unity going to provide the player that the last two games have not? All I can think of is better graphics.
    "Yes, AC: Unity features the most brilliantly rendered Croissants in the history of vidya!"
    It's a shame. This is a setting I would have looked forward to. Imagine there was no Brotherhood, Revelations, III or Black Flag and this was the first AC game since AC2. That'd be something.

    As for the people pining for a Japanese entry to the series...those are some seriously bad casuals.

    Originally Posted by Ashpolt
    Thing is, Dark Souls really does have an excellent story...if you're willing to dig it out.
    Love it. Lore heavy, but not in-your-face.

    I still need to beat Dark Souls.
    Play games for the story

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    Lol.

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    AC 4 is just so damn strange I don't know if anyone at Ubi could seriously explain it. The most fun parts of the game could have easily been done on a tablet, while the rest is an enormous mish mash of previous lore and gameplay to coat the naval combat and somewhat confuse the player.

    It could have been a much more interesting game, had it not been limited by the actual franchise. The best aspects are by far those that have nothing to do with previous entries, both in terms of story and gameplay. Infiltrating, stalking and killing enemies, and of course the naval combats, were all entertaining, if way too basic and simplistic, while collecting gems, fighting and climbing like an idiot were worse than any previous entries.

    I'm still somewhat disappointed the one true original concept of the first game was never developed; the idea of genetic memory had so much potential, but they lost themselves completely, fantasizing with their settings and ever-more ridiculous Templar phantasms.
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    I have no idea what they are going to do with unity to make it something worth wild. AC is getting really tired. I think I was excited for black flag simply because it didn't look anything like an assassins creed game, but now it looks like we are back to the plain assassins creed.

  14. #11789
    Originally Posted by xaduha2
    ELITE VID
    I like the HUD. It's pretty GUD.
    Play games for the story

  15. #11790
    Originally Posted by sonicsidewinder
    I like the HUD. It's pretty GUD.
    http://www.theastronauts.com/2014/03...e-game-worlds/

    It is a crime Deus Ex is not mentioned in this article.

    (click image to enlarge)

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    That page crashes my tab every time I try to open it. What gives?
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    A lot of amusing reactions to the Oculus deal. I think this one's my favorite though!

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    Played that Ground Zeroes. It's fine; like the difference in gameplay they implemented, the array of objectives that can be accomplished, and the potential in the next game. Thing is, for me, a lot of what I like about the Metal Gear Solid series is it's crazy story (commence laughing). This new game not only had barely anything at all in that sense but what was there gave me a bad feeling about what Kojima will try to do next game. He has said in interviews that, “Games will never be considered culture if they don't broach sensitive subjects” ...this installment certainly cements that he is not the guy to take those steps (if the previous insanity wasn't enough). We'll see how he does in the next game with the topics he is sure to bring up. By the way, if you have seen the trailers you know exactly what this story is.

    Let's place so much importance on cassette tapes and then have Snake use hologram projectors.



    Also completed Infamous: Second Son, which pleasantly surprised me. It was much better than I expected it to be and I had a lot of fun (though I have to admit some of the fun came with playing a PS4 for the first time). Hadn't played an Infamous game in a while; got through the first and then skipped the next. Second Son, like the previous Infamous games, it's nothing mind-blowing in terms of gameplay. You go around a large city playground, complete missions, do a small set of side activities, and either help or destroy the city which affects a karma meter of good and bad; this meter changes small things in the story (along with the ending, naturally) and guides certain choices in your powers selection. It is somewhat disappointing that Sucker Punch did not improve on the choice system, this being a next gen (current gen?) exclusive, you would think they would want to try and up the ante a little.

    In this game you play as a Native American Rogue (a la X-men) named Delsin Rowe. That is, if Rogue were able to retain people's powers...I mean she can, but you know what I mean (also no kill-touch). Delsin finds himself extremely delighted at his new found abilities and with the help of his sheriff brother, goes into the greater city of Seattle in order to help their tribe. The overall theme is, of course, societal discrimination against those with these powerful abilities that crop up every now and then. So, unlike the previous Infamous games (mind you 2 had the fire and ice thing), you get a good variety of powers as the game progress but ultimately they are fairly similar but you will find yourself getting drawn to a couple of particular ones. If you plan on getting a PS4 I would definitely recommend this game, though maybe at a lower price for those not so drawn to these linear yet open-world games (contradiction, much).






    Next gen gaming is here!

  19. #11794
    Thief already 33% off on Steam.

    http://store.steampowered.com/app/239160/

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

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    I played thief for a bit, but I didn't find enough to keep playing it. I think the thing I didn't like about it is that it was just a stealth game and that was it. It was kind of missing something to make it more then just a stealth game.

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    Anyone here play Dota 2 on a somewhat regular basis?

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    Check it out!


  23. #11798
    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...cast-reboot-hd

    Something to look forward to? I didn't play much of the original, and not untill recently.
    Play games for the story

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    Originally Posted by sonicsidewinder
    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...cast-reboot-hd

    Something to look forward to? I didn't play much of the original, and not untill recently.
    Already backed it. Outcast is an incredible game. Hopefully this will get us closer to a sequel.

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    http://www.gameinformer.com/games/ci...t-to-know.aspx

    Squee. My biggest problem with civ is that it's constrained by history, so setting a civ game out in the future in space is really exciting. Oh and alpha centauri bla bla.

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