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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
2. Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Jan 18, 2016, 23:09 Jerykk
 
I thought the first Consortium was great and this one looks better in almost every way. The first day funding seems pretty low, though. Hopefully the project gets more coverage on the popular news sites.  
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Dying Light: The Following Enhanced Edition
3. Re: Gone Gold - Dying Light: The Following Enhanced Edition Jan 18, 2016, 23:07 Jerykk
 
While I don't really care about community challenge stuff, it's good to see the game continuing to get so much post-release support, especially after this long after the original release.  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
15. Re: Game Reviews Jan 17, 2016, 00:11 Jerykk
 
Dragon's Dogma is $30, not $40.

There are just so many game types where the gamepad is the best controller. It's not a dumb toy for babies. That analog movement/throttle precision is often more important than having precise mouselook.

That's debatable. Most games have camera-driven movement these days and third-person games with melee combat typically have lots of homing and targeting assists. Analog sticks are superior for games that lack those things but such games are growing increasingly rare.

I use my gamepad almost exclusively for racing games because M/KB works just as well or better for almost every other genre.
 
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News Comments > Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen Released
9. Re: Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen Released Jan 17, 2016, 00:09 Jerykk
 
Razumen wrote on Jan 16, 2016, 22:32:
Jerykk wrote on Jan 16, 2016, 17:39:
Task wrote on Jan 16, 2016, 02:08:
A jRPG just isn't a jRPG without a game name like that.

This isn't a JRPG...

Sure it is. That's pretty literally what it is.

Dragon's Dogma is an action game with RPG elements (like Dark Souls and Bloodborne). Calling that a JRPG is like calling Borderlands a CRPG.
 
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News Comments > The Division Beta This Month
12. Re: The Division Beta This Month Jan 16, 2016, 23:32 Jerykk
 
The RPG-like enemy health scaling is at odds with the realistic setting. In a sci-fi or fantasy game, it's easy to accept that some dude in power armor can soak up multiple shots from your plasma rifle but when I'm in New York, shooting some thug in the head with an AK and he's only wearing jeans and a hoodie, I expect him to die immediately.  
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News Comments > Free Omikron: The Nomad Soul
11. Re: Free Omikron: The Nomad Soul Jan 16, 2016, 23:27 Jerykk
 
This is Quantic Dream's best game but, like the rest of their games, the last two-thirds falter pretty badly. The first third was great, though. Playing as a detective investing a series of murders in a weird, alien cyberpunk city was pretty sweet. I just wish the entire game had just been that.  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
4. Re: Game Reviews Jan 16, 2016, 19:59 Jerykk
 
I'm fine with the settlement stuff in FO4. It's completely optional and many people enjoy it. That said, I'd prefer if Bethesda had focused more on quest design than the settlement system. The procedural quests are terrible.  
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News Comments > Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen Released
7. Re: Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen Released Jan 16, 2016, 17:39 Jerykk
 
Task wrote on Jan 16, 2016, 02:08:
A jRPG just isn't a jRPG without a game name like that.

This isn't a JRPG...
 
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News Comments > New Hitman Goes Fully Episodic
21. Re: New Hitman Goes Fully Episodic Jan 15, 2016, 04:23 Jerykk
 
You can imagine Hitman as a procedural TV show where it's about an assassin doing some given assassination each week. There might be some backstory and occasional narrative arcs, but the episodes are stand alone and there's really no one left hanging when the content dries up, unless the price was wrong.

Except Hitman has never been a story-driven series. When it's attempted to be (ala Hitman: Absolution), it was received poorly. Big, open-ended and interesting levels have always been the strong point of the series and the reason why fans play the games. That works well with an episodic format where you can just release levels one at a time. The only question is whether or not the quality of the levels will remain consistent with monthly releases. Good level design takes a lot of iteration and polish and there's a good possibility that the later levels won't receive enough of either.

On a side note, TV shows going on past their prime is a result of networks wanting to milk them and not an inherent weakness with the episodic format itself. It's entirely possible to write a cohesive and conclusive story for an episodic series. We've seen it with plenty of story-driven adventure games, from Telltale's offerings to series like Life is Strange, The Dream Machine and Dreamfall Chapters. The only risk is when there's too long of a delay between episodes and players stop caring about what happens next because they've forgotten about what's already happened.

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News Comments > New Hitman Goes Fully Episodic
19. Re: New Hitman Goes Fully Episodic Jan 15, 2016, 02:04 Jerykk
 
I find it weird actually that episodic gaming is usually heavily story driven games. Those are the types of games that need a distinct beginning, middle and end, not an indeterminate number of episodes.

Works fine for TV shows. The most successful episodic games are the ones that are relatively easy to make. That's why they work so well with adventure games. Players have minimal agency, levels are small are mostly non-interactive and the whole experience is very linear. Open-ended, sandbox games like Hitman, on the other hand, require tons of level design, art, scripting, programming and QA. If they're able to deliver new content on a monthly basis, I have to wonder how much content there will actually be.

I'm not worried about the episodes being delivered. The game is being funded by a big publisher, after all. However, the scope and quality of the later episodes may falter if they stick to monthly releases.
 
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News Comments > New Hitman Goes Fully Episodic
13. Re: New Hitman Goes Fully Episodic Jan 14, 2016, 22:53 Jerykk
 
I'm guessing they're going the episodic route so that they can get player feedback during development. Absolution was bashed for not meeting player expectations so that approach makes sense.

That said, I'm a bit concerned about how much content will actually be in the game. The levels look expansive, which is great, but I don't want to replay the same levels with only different targets.

It will be interesting to see how this pans out. The AAA episodic route didn't work for Valve and nobody else has tried it with anything other than adventure games.
 
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News Comments > Mortal Kombat X Kombat Pack 2 Details and Trailer
3. Re: Mortal Kombat X Kombat Pack 2 Details and Trailer Jan 13, 2016, 03:21 Jerykk
 
Rattlehead wrote on Jan 12, 2016, 13:20:
Out of all the characters they could have added they chose fucking Bo'Rai Cho. Like why? Favorites like Noob Saibot, Shang Tsung (I know he's canonically dead, but so is Goro), Kabal? No, add the fat, pukey guy from Deadly Alliance that nobody remembers.

To be fair, Bo'Rai Cho is the only character anyone remembers from the shitty PS2 MK games.
 
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News Comments > Homefront: The Revolution May Release Confirmed
22. Re: Homefront: The Revolution May Release Confirmed Jan 13, 2016, 01:47 Jerykk
 
ColoradoHoudini wrote on Jan 12, 2016, 20:47:
Dude, why are you being a dick? No seriously.. you don't need to be a dick to me, and I have a valid critique.

The original was a MP FPS, and a lot of people are absolutely surprised that this follow on is not a MP FPS.

Don't be a dick when you're anonymous behind a computer.

Except the original had a full single-player campaign too. Granted, it was short (as was par for the course those days) but it was still a key component of the game.

It actually makes more sense to focus on SP with the sequel. Homefront's MP was never able to compete with CoD or BF and that hasn't changed. It isn't worth investing millions into a multiplayer mode if the target audience is just going to continue playing CoD or BF.

Back on topic, I think this has potential, though from what I've seen, it looks like Far Cry 4 in an urban setting. There's a lot of interesting things they could do with the premise but it feels like they're playing it safe and sticking with the standard open-world formula.

I could totally see an XCOM-like metagame where you're managing resources (recruits, food, medicine, weapons, etc) and choosing between missions based on your needs (convoy ambushes, prisoner rescues, HVT captures/assassinations, sabotage, etc). Train soldiers for more fighting power, scouts to gather resources and intel or medics to tend to the wounded. There could also be a political element where your choices affect the tide of the revolution. Cause too much collateral damage and you lose the support of the people, lowering the number of potential recruits and increasing the likelihood of civilians reporting you or joining government-sanctioned militias. A lot of potential for morally ambiguous choices too (interrogation methods, suicide bombings, handling of traitors and prisoners, etc).

A lot of interesting things that could be done with the series but most likely won't be.

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News Comments > Dying Light PvP Dev Tools
1. Re: Dying Light PvP Dev Tools Jan 13, 2016, 01:41 Jerykk
 
Great to see how much support Techland is showing this game. I seriously doubt WB is funding any of these tools so that means Techland is going the extra mile to keep the community going.  
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News Comments > Amazon Prime Discounting Game Preorders
14. Re: Amazon Prime Discounting Game Preorders Jan 12, 2016, 23:20 Jerykk
 
Cabezone wrote on Jan 12, 2016, 23:18:
You can't just compare this to the 100 dollar price of prime vs other game discounts. It's just part of the prime package.

If you only care about discounts, then Prime is a bad deal. Paying for discounts is always a bad deal. Now, if you're interested in streaming a limited selection of music, movies and TV shows, Prime might be more worthwhile and the discounts would just be a bonus.
 
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News Comments > Amazon Prime Discounting Game Preorders
12. Re: Amazon Prime Discounting Game Preorders Jan 12, 2016, 23:15 Jerykk
 
Underwhelming. You have to pay $100+ a year for Amazon Prime. 20% of $60 (standard MSRP for new AAA games) is $12. Just to break even, you'd need to buy 9 games.

Meanwhile, Greenmangaming.com offers 20% off coupons all the time. Sometimes 25-30% off. And these coupons usually stack on top of other discounts. Then you have sites like G2A, CDKeys, Kinguin, etc, that routinely offer pre-orders for 30-50% off. All without any subscription fees.

Also, Amazon's discount policy towards digital games is terrible. The employee discount doesn't apply towards digital games. Store credit earned through credit cards doesn't apply towards digital games. Discount codes rarely apply to digital games. Amazon needs to step it up when it comes to their digital offerings.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
16. Re: ArcheAge Head Start Issues Jan 10, 2016, 22:08 Jerykk
 
Grokk wrote on Jan 10, 2016, 19:26:
I'm blown away that GTA:V is still near or even top of this list.

I would love to know how many copies of each game these sold in the last week though.

SteamSpy has data for the top-selling games in 2015. Going by that, it looks like GTAV sells about 100k - 150k a month on average.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry Primal Gameplay Video
3. Re: Far Cry Primal Gameplay Video Jan 8, 2016, 22:37 Jerykk
 
I like the setting but the gameplay seems to follow the standard Far Cry formula. The melee combat also looks pretty underwhelming, which is a shame because that's one area where they could have mixed things up.  
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News Comments > Psychonauts 2 Funded
11. Re: Psychonauts 2 Funded Jan 7, 2016, 23:53 Jerykk
 
Cpmartins wrote on Jan 7, 2016, 03:49:
Gaming journalism, by non-gaming journalists
Enough fucking said I say.

If you're giving money to Double Fine because you expect to profit from Psychonauts 2, you're an idiot. No video required. The only reason you should give money to Double Fine is if you want to see Psychonauts 2 get made. Consider yourself a fan contributing to a cause. If you see yourself as an investor, you've already failed. This applies to all crowd-funded projects, not just Psychonauts 2.
 
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News Comments > Torment: Tides of Numenera Beta & Early Access This Month
16. Re: Torment: Tides of Numenera Beta & Early Access This Month Jan 7, 2016, 23:33 Jerykk
 
Am I the only one that thinks the game looks fine? Not sure how people can say it looks generic or bland. Look at all the screens and footage released thus far. There's tons of variety and detail in the environments.  
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