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News Comments > Steam Top 10
7. Re: Steam Top 10 May 31, 2015, 14:43 Slashman
 
Pigeon wrote on May 31, 2015, 14:32:
Been enjoying GC-III. The tech-tree isn't as straight froward as the last game, but that's mostly a good thing. I think it helps to eliminate some of the rock, paper, scissors feel of combat. Colony management feels better too. The adjacency bonuses are nice as they make you plan the setup of colonies a little more. The special tiles seem to have an unfortunate tendency to provide tourism bonuses when there are like 1 or 2 tourism improvements further into the tech tree. Still seems to be a few areas where I think some small adjustments or additions would improve things but overall a great game.

Getting past the combat is difficult for me. Not just the fact that it's hands off, but the fact that it is so difficult to get the viewer to sensibly show the battle. That, combined with any sort of pre-combat deployment/engagement options for fleets is a huge annoyance. I'm not saying it has to be Sword of the Stars or anything, but Stardock could have done much better in this area.

Either that or exclude combat period if you aren't going to make it compelling. It makes a huge joke out of having a ship designer.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3 Free DLC
16. Re: The Witcher 3 Free DLC May 29, 2015, 00:08 Slashman
 
Cabezone wrote on May 29, 2015, 00:05:
If you button mash at above the default difficulty you are going to die to everything.

Which is exactly how it was in W2. Surprise surprise.

That's why difficulty levels exist. You can button mash in the Arkham games too, but up the difficulty past derp and then try it.
 
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News Comments > CDPR: "Too Early" to Discuss Cyberpunk 2077
23. Re: CDPR: May 27, 2015, 15:42 Slashman
 
LurkerLito wrote on May 27, 2015, 15:13:
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on May 27, 2015, 10:51:
CDPR isn't a AAA studio, and they don't have the number to pump out titles like that.

I agree they don't have the resources to pump out titles on that kind of a yearly schedule, but I completely disagree, they ARE a AAA studio.

Also, please let's all note that Ubisoft and EA are not studios. They are publishers. They control the huge amount of money needed to get those yearly releases rolling out the door on demand.

CDPR is a studio. It isn't a publisher. It doesn't have the kind of financial weight to it that large publishers do.
 
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News Comments > CDPR: "Too Early" to Discuss Cyberpunk 2077
3. Re: CDPR: May 27, 2015, 09:52 Slashman
 
InBlack wrote on May 27, 2015, 09:36:
What is Cyberpunk 2077? If it's an MMO then Im going to go out on a limb and say, not interested.

It's basically this.

Most people thought it was farther along though. Certainly not 'we'll talk about it in two years' type of along. Why did they even announce it when they did in the first place?
 
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News Comments > Ship Ahoy - Magicka 2
1. Re: Ship Ahoy - Magicka 2 May 26, 2015, 20:34 Slashman
 
Sp3lling 1s h@rd...  
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News Comments > On Sale
4. Re: On Sale May 25, 2015, 19:04 Slashman
 
Quinn wrote on May 25, 2015, 17:39:
What a fucked up timing for Styx to go on this nice sale, with The Witcher 3 just released. I would've bought it for Ä10,- without second thought if I wasn't more than sated already. Styx is a stealth game like the old days -- where THIEF 2014 fails, Styx delivers: it's unscripted, unforgiving, and there's a freedom of movement like jumping and clinging to edges not restricting you from exploiting the environment that makes this stealth game fun and nostalgic in many ways.

Hey!! Stop trying to make me spend money when I have no intention of doing so...
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
13. Re: Steam Top 10 May 25, 2015, 01:25 Slashman
 
I don't think people realize just how diverse the PC gaming audience is.

PC gamers are much more prone to fall into genre locks than console players. There are much fewer games which every PC gamer has to play than is the case for console.

There are people who only play turn-based 4x games(and those further subdivided), people who only play sims, people who only play racing games, people who only play historic grand strategy games. Or at the very least many people who only spend day 1 money on those genres. Console gamers tend to embrace multiple genres of games more easily and readily.

Every now and there there will be a Skyrim or Total War which will grab whole swatches of PC gamers, but that's not the norm, it's the exception.
 
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News Comments > Dark Future: Blood Red States Announced
4. Re: Dark Future: Blood Red States Announced May 23, 2015, 21:15 Slashman
 
Not impressive...  
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News Comments > Shadowrun: Hong Kong Trailer; Shadowrun Sale
13. Re: Shadowrun: Hong Kong Trailer; Shadowrun Sale May 23, 2015, 09:06 Slashman
 
Jerykk wrote on May 23, 2015, 04:26:
I guess we just have different priorities. For me, combat animations are pretty much at the bottom of the list when it comes to RPGs. Things like quest design, skill checks, dialogue, customization, story, etc, are all much more important to me and Dragonfall handled all those things very well.

They wouldn't be that high on my list if they didn't jarringly make a character that I created seem so much the opposite of what he/she is supposed to be. If I was playing a wizard or decker, I would likely not care, because they use other means of fighting.

If I create a martial artist, it is especially annoying to me to see that character look like something else entirely in combat. The animations aren't passable, they are downright laughable. Who holds a katana like that? What type of hinges would your joints be attached to to kick or punch effectively like that? It looks really bad. It breaks my immersion.
 
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News Comments > Shadowrun: Hong Kong Trailer; Shadowrun Sale
8. Re: Shadowrun: Hong Kong Trailer; Shadowrun Sale May 22, 2015, 11:03 Slashman
 
Task wrote on May 22, 2015, 09:12:
Yes we have seen the animations. Just use your imagination like when playing pen and paper ;).

I don't do PnP. Never have. I play PC games because they offer the visuals in addition to the other mechanics. If they fall short there, then I could just as well play PnP and forget the PC.
 
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News Comments > Shadowrun: Hong Kong Trailer; Shadowrun Sale
6. Re: Shadowrun: Hong Kong Trailer; Shadowrun Sale May 22, 2015, 08:50 Slashman
 
Jerykk wrote on May 21, 2015, 23:13:
Slashman wrote on May 21, 2015, 19:46:
Unless there is marked improvement in the melee combat animations, I'm skipping. I don't want to play a martial artist who kicks and punches like an 84 year old granny with acute rheumatoid arthritis. Wall

...really? That's the dumbest reason I've ever heard for skipping an RPG, especially an isometric one.

How is a reason that kills my immersion dumb? If I choose to play a certain character and that character fails to convince me that they are what the description says, then it pisses me off. Have you actually looked closely at the animations for the sword and unarmed combat in the game?
 
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News Comments > Shadowrun: Hong Kong Trailer; Shadowrun Sale
3. Re: Shadowrun: Hong Kong Trailer; Shadowrun Sale May 21, 2015, 19:46 Slashman
 
Unless there is marked improvement in the melee combat animations, I'm skipping. I don't want to play a martial artist who kicks and punches like an 84 year old granny with acute rheumatoid arthritis. Wall  
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News Comments > CDPR on Witcher 3 Graphics Downgrades
58. Re: CDPR on Witcher 3 Graphics Downgrades May 21, 2015, 17:35 Slashman
 
Well I remember when X Rebirth came out and there were (and still are) people on their forums saying that everyone else is crazy for not expecting the game to be shit at release and fixed up later with patches. And furthermore, no one should have believed the pre-release advertising anyway. But it's a great game!

Now Witcher 3 is obviously a great game, downgraded graphics or not, but that doesn't make it right for CDPR to lie and then switch up stories conveniently when they are caught.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3 Patched
21. Re: The Witcher 3 Patched May 21, 2015, 15:06 Slashman
 
Soooo...I'll just be waiting for more patching and stuff before I buy. Too much stuff to play right now anyway.

Maybe the enhanced version will hit before I actually get around to this.
 
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News Comments > CDPR on Witcher 3 Graphics Downgrades
10. Re: CDPR on Witcher 3 Graphics Downgrades May 21, 2015, 09:38 Slashman
 
No one is questioning their long term support for their games or how well they treat their customers.

That still doesn't make it alright to say in one interview that all you did was 'optimization' and then a few weeks later come out with a different story. Even if that different story is the truth this time.

The reason people are harder on you than other developers, is because you've shown yourself to be capable and willing to operate at a higher standard. If you had come out and said this before, no one would have solid grounds to complain.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
9. Re: Game Reviews May 17, 2015, 12:36 Slashman
 
Combat has always been my biggest gripe with Gal Civ games and GC3 isn't that much better than it's predecessor in that regard.

I will never understand the weird viewpoint of some of the Gal Civ die hards that somehow better combat will infringe on the game and somehow make it less enjoyable.

It certainly is better to have bad combat from Stardock's POV, it's way cheaper from a dev standpoint to do that than to do something interesting like real time combat. And three weapon types only sure is easier as well. Rock paper scissors and all that.
 
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News Comments > Space Rogue Early Access
4. Re: Space Rogue Early Access May 15, 2015, 16:30 Slashman
 
Funny, I thought Space Rogue was this.  
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News Comments > The Witcher 3 Preloads Confirmed; Release Schedule
63. Re: The Witcher 3 Preloads Confirmed; Release Schedule May 12, 2015, 15:33 Slashman
 
I'm tottering on the edge of 'do I get it now' or 'do I wait'?  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
15. Re: Steam Top 10 May 11, 2015, 09:13 Slashman
 
I might hold off on Witcher 3.

I still haven't finished my second playthrough of Witcher 2 yet and I honestly have way too many games on my plate right now.

I need some kind of gaming chamber that sits outside of the normal space-time continuum. Then I can just binge for a few days of non-stop gaming while only having had maybe an hour pass in the real world. Pouting
 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Steam Keys For All Players Coming
27. Re: Elite: Dangerous Steam Keys For All Players Coming May 10, 2015, 09:34 Slashman
 
jdreyer wrote on May 10, 2015, 02:21:
Alamar wrote on May 9, 2015, 19:15:
Was just checking this game out earlier... Played some Strike Suit Zero, but the crashes are making me want to say 'fuck it'... Also realized my Origin acct has a few Wing Commanders, so I may give that a whirl...

Don't much care for Elite's current price, so was thinking about looking for alternatives, but now I can't pick up a key (on ebay or wherever), as I can't be sure it's not one linked to this announcement... The extra key isn't meant for extra people; just convenience... But they'll be sold... A lot...

There are a couple of free versions of Elite out there:

Pioneer

and

Oolite

I checked those out a while back but I'd have to say that Evochron Mercenary is a better Elite alternative than any of them. Apart from them being free of course.
 
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