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Signed On Jun 18, 2003, 22:23
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News Comments > On XCOM 2 Framerate Issues
5. Re: On XCOM 2 Framerate Issues Feb 20, 2016, 14:21 Fion
 
I had framerate issues at all times until I turned down a few things like shadows. I don't have the best systems in the world but it should be plenty powerful enough. (GTX 770, 8g ram, i5-5770k). With the turned down stuff just a bit now it's mostly during 'transfer scenes' that the framerate gets skippy.

My bigger concern however are all the problems with the camera. Freezing up between turns, sticking in odd places, not properly showing enemy movement/action, even completely locking up mid-turn. It's by far the most annoying 'bug' in the game IMHO.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 D.I.C.E. GotY
32. Re: Fallout 4 D.I.C.E. GotY Feb 19, 2016, 19:43 Fion
 
Yea a few of the later-game enemies are extremely powerful. In my first game I had an 'avenger downed' mission with the objective guarded by 3 Sectopods and 2 Gatekeepers. This was on high difficulty and I'm reasonably good at the game but they wiped out nearly my entire squad over a handful of turns. Gatekeepers raised up about 20 weaker enemies I'd already killed and the Sectopods surrounded most the soldiers. It was like shooting fish in a barrel and I was the fish. :/

You can bet your ass I made sure I had EMP grenades, hacker specialists, shredder grenadiers with bluescreen rounds galore by that time in my following game.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 19, 2016, 12:00 Fion
 
OMG the kid obstacle course video is the funniest thing I've seen in weeks. Laughed so hard I cried.  
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News Comments > Fallout 4 D.I.C.E. GotY
12. Re: Fallout 4 D.I.C.E. GotY Feb 19, 2016, 11:45 Fion
 
I found FO4 to be quite the disappointment personally. Yes it's very polished, the game systems are well done... i.e. combat, the weapon modding, the town building were clear improvements over FO3 and it was fun to explore as Bethesda games always are. But the questing, the storyline, the abysmal [yes] [sarcasm] [no(yes)] social system was so damn immersion breaking to me. I put about 1/4th the hours into FO 4 that I usually put into a Bethesda game and am of the opinion that Bethesda has yet to make a truly great FO game.

I get it.. everyone else is giving it to Witcher 3 so 'dare to be different'. Say what you will about it's 'jenky' combat, but that is it's one niggling flaw in the greatest RPG masterpiece of our time.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 DLC Plans; Season Pass Price Jump
58. Re: Fallout 4 DLC Plans; Season Pass Price Jump Feb 17, 2016, 15:16 Fion
 
Lol blaming all voiced dialog for your games shitty RPG aspects is so 1995 when they still had to worry about their game fitting on a one or two CDs.

I do agree the combat is improved over prior games in the series but frankly that is the ONE thing that is improved. Virtually everything else is worse.

But then again I'm of the opinion that Bethesda hasn't made a truly great RPG in a decade +. Thankfully mods very often give the depth their games so often lack.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
7. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Feb 15, 2016, 13:52 Fion
 
What? I'm sorry but the writing - as solid as it is in Rise of the Tomb Raider - is about as far away from better than Witcher 3 as you could possibly get.

Apparently it was political, others have noted that in the last several years, only games with strong female leads have won this aware. Fucking social warriors.
 
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News Comments > Dark Souls III Intro Cinematic
6. Re: Dark Souls III Intro Cinematic Feb 9, 2016, 14:54 Fion
 
Eh, bloodborne wasn't better than DS or DS2. The combat was easier cause you could chug potions all day long. The areas all looked the same. Most enemies were basically the same zone to zone. There was maybe 1/5th the gear possibilities to change up ones character, try out new animation sets, powers, gear, etc. The game was really short compared to DS/2 and while the bosses were cooler than DS2's but only a few of them were challenging in any way (and some were just buggy as all hell). Among the bosses, Father was the only boss that took me more than just a few tries to beat. First Hunter was the most fun. 'I'ma whoop your ass cripple! WTF?!?!' hehe

IMHO the only thing that was done better in bloodborne was the story, and even that was just a pale shadow compared to more story-driven RPGs. From Software's never been about story.

It's a solid game for what it is, and I'd love to see it come to PC. But better than DS or even DS2? Not even remotely.
 
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News Comments > Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan Announced
7. Re: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan Announced Jan 26, 2016, 14:09 Fion
 
Did I see them pull off a co-op combo movie at about 1m? Pretty sweet.

I think this game looks like it could be a blast. Ignoring all the garbage of recent years for a cell-shaded retro late-80's Turtles setup. The art style isn't my cup of tea but if the co-op is solid and the combat is as tight and fun as this looks, I'm in.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
4. Re: Steam Top 10 Jan 17, 2016, 17:26 Fion
 
I've been having quite a lot of fun with Dragon's Dogma myself. I don't own a console so never bought it previously but it's a solid port with a lot of the little features PC gamer's look for, like an FoV slider. For RPG fans who haven't considered the game, it's similar to an elder scrolls game with a bit of dark souls thrown in.

My only complaints are that the quests are really generic and it doesn't recognize my steam controller for some reason, but the PC controls are good enough that I haven't needed it so hey.

But the combat, exploration, character and pawn mechanics are so interesting and fun that I don't really care about the quests being bland.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
6. Re: Morning Consolidation Jan 11, 2016, 14:44 Fion
 
IMHO the console VR won't be very good. I expect it to be extremely gimmicky like Kinect was. The consoles simply do not have the hardware to do reasonably good VR. I suspect the games will be quite basic, probably largely 2d or throw-back 3d and if not, the games will be quite low fps. The PS4 has a hard enough time getting a single game to run at 60 fps on 1080p, VR needs 90fps at least, 120fps preferable.

I can see the cost being that high if the PSVR ships with like an external CPU/GPU to help power the headset.
 
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News Comments > Just Cause 3 Sky Fortress DLC Revealed
5. Re: Just Cause 3 Sky Fortress DLC Revealed Jan 6, 2016, 15:43 Fion
 
There's a mod that adds FoV slider to the game. I haven't personally tried it though.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
11. Re: Evening Metaverse Dec 31, 2015, 12:29 Fion
 
They do realize that average 30megabits per second (at a cost of ~$75 per month I'm thinking) is still WELL below the European average, let alone the average in Asia.  
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News Comments > Rise of the Tomb Raider Next Month
7. Re: pussyheart Dec 27, 2015, 14:40 Fion
 
While I agree exclusivity is bullshit and harms the industry, I'm happy to see it's 2 months instead of a year+ (ala GTA V). Assuming it's a decent port with upped visual fidelity to a level the PC is capable of, my Winter is gonna be awesome.

Between this, Dragon's Dogma & Xcom 2 I'm gonna be busy!
 
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
1. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Dec 21, 2015, 15:51 Fion
 
RAIL GUN.. why are we still using kb/m? Because you have finer movement manipulation than any other possible control system! Appears you can't strait with this either.. which is an essential shooter mechanic.

I'm sure this will give the feeling of really using a gun and will be perfect with any rail shooter. But for any other shooter? It'll only slow you down.



 
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News Comments > Division Leaked Alpha Footage
16. Re: Division Leaked Alpha Footage Dec 21, 2015, 15:44 Fion
 
I really dislike cover shooters as well. They are generally lazy, the AI in them stink (as explained below) and having thigh-high walls/sandbags/etc in the middle of a street plainly announcing an upcoming battle utterly rips away my immersion. It reminds me of TV shows were shooters take cover behind cardboard boxes and are 100% immune to fire.

I much prefer systems like the Far Cry series were cover is more natural. Diving behind a tree, crouching low behind a fence, etc. It provides extra protection but doesn't completely negate enemy fire, you can still be shot as enemies flank you or you try and hide behind soft objects.

And this game is still in Alpha? It was announced in '13!
 
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News Comments > Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen Date, Specs
22. Re: Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen Date, Specs Dec 18, 2015, 14:49 Fion
 
I'm quite looking forward to this. I gets compared to the Dark Souls series often and I adore those games, so I'm sure I'll love it. Hope the conversion is well done and KB/M support is better than the PC Dark Souls games but if not I hope it fully supports Steam Controller.  
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News Comments > New Conan Game Planned
17. Re: Just curious Dec 18, 2015, 14:29 Fion
 
I doubt this is an MMOG, a single player RPG or 'Rune'-inspired title could be awesome. Say what you will about the MMOG, Funcom did a great job capturing the atmosphere, attitude and lore of Robert E. Howard's original works. Better than the vast majority of games based on classic IP's.  
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News Comments > Just Cause 3 Patch Friday
10. Re: Just Cause 3 Patch Friday Dec 17, 2015, 16:32 Fion
 
If you liked max you should enjoy this. Max is a lot more grindy with pointless little things to do amid the larger set pieces. JC3 is still fairly grindy at times but if you like big explosions.. it rarely gets in the way of the fun.

My only problem with it is unlocking stuff is done mostly through mini-games that aren't always very fun. Also I've so far found less cool little spots like there were in JC2, like the racetrack, mile-high club, etc. But then again I've only explored about 30% of the total map with about 30 hours played. (Busy time of year for me.)
 
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News Comments > System Shock 3 Announced
25. Re: System Shock 3 Announced Dec 14, 2015, 14:51 Fion
 
I... AM... SHODAN!

Creepiest moment in my gaming life. SS2 has always been toward the top of my favorite games ever list and while I've never played anything from these guys I sure as hell expect a smaller studio can make a tight, complex sequel to System Shock 2 over the likes of EA or Activision.
 
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News Comments > DICE Starting "The Next Battlefield"
10. Re: DICE Starting Dec 13, 2015, 14:32 Fion
 
I for one am never going to buy another 'once a year' shooter from EA or Activation again.  
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