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News Comments > Homefront: The Revolution Free Weekend
10. Re: Homefront: The Revolution Free Weekend Sep 11, 2016, 23:08 Jerykk
MajorD wrote on Sep 9, 2016, 11:47:
Well, it sounds like this game is potentially a flop, which is too bad, as I was looking forward to it making up for the shortcomings and abrupt ending of the first one. Both had potential.....

The new Homefront isn't as bad as everyone likes to claim. It's not great by any means but from what I played this weekend, it seems like an average shooter that's still way more interesting than the first game. I'll likely pick it up when it hits the $10-15 range.
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News Comments > DOOM Update Plans
22. Re: DOOM Update Plans Sep 11, 2016, 23:02 Jerykk
Muscular Beaver wrote on Sep 10, 2016, 05:23:
Very forgettable game.
Felt like a stereotypical console game with its crappy controls and mechanics. Even the singleplayer was not that great, because of the typical console stuff. Doing the same things over and over again, pinata-mobs, non-interactive surroundings, forced upgrades that shouldnt be there at all in that way, since it felt like you only got what other games give you from the start, and that god damn hand-holding to find your way through the levels, AKA green beacons that show you where you need to go. Oh yeah, and not being able to switch task... really... I know its a Bethesda game that always have issues with that, but seriously, this is 2016...

Crappy controls? DOOM controlled great. It felt like Q3 multiplayer, only in SP. Piniata mobs? Did you play on Easy or something? Enemies have plenty of health and do plenty of damage on the highest difficulty setting. Non-interactive environments? You mean, aside from the plentiful amount of secrets that can only be found by exploring the levels and interacting with them?

I swear, people will bitch about everything these days. DOOM is in no way a stereotypical console game. What other console shooters play like DOOM? It's run 'n gun instead of cover-based, has a ton of verticality and speed, has health and armor pickups instead of health/shield regen, lets you carry every weapon at the same time, rewards weapon switching, has levels with tons of secrets that aren't easy to find, has powerups, etc.

The multiplayer is a waste of time but the SP is great. Are there some concessions for accessibility and broader appeal? Sure. The execution system does make the game easier but it also keeps the pace up so you focus more on killing and less on running away so you can find health pickups. What's sad is that a lot of people act like they want a straight-up remake of the original Doom but if that actually happened, they would just complain that it's more of the same. Remember the RoTT remake? 'nuff said.
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
17. Re: Morning Mobilization Sep 11, 2016, 22:47 Jerykk
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Sep 11, 2016, 14:06:
Meh, to be honest I preferred the ending to this one over the ending to Human Revolution. Fallout-style recaps of your choices go a long way with me, much more so than rambling monologues over stock footage, neither of which having anything to do with the events of the game. The "to be continued" nature of the Mankind Divided ending is kind of disappointing though.

I wasn't really expecting anything else. Having played the original DX, I already know the fates of Bob Page, Morgan Everett, Elizabeth DuClare, Joseph Manderley, etc, so I wasn't expecting any sort of closure on the big conspiracies. I believe DX:MD takes place 18 years before the first DX, so there's still a long ways to go. The focus of DX:MD was to find and stop the people directly responsible for the train station bombing and you do that.
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Trailer
28. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Trailer Sep 8, 2016, 23:52 Jerykk
PacoTaco wrote on Sep 8, 2016, 15:36:
Looked like low res crap to me. I loved ME 1 and 2, 3 was shit. This looks like more shit. The characters looked like ass, the 4k bullshit is total bullshit and it makes FB Engine look weak. Mass Effect: Death of a Franchise << better title. Predict layoffs at this studio with in 3 months of the launch.

Never really understood this mentality. If you loved ME1 and 2, you should love ME3 because it has the best gameplay and level design in the series. The ending sucked, sure, but it was about 1% of the game. The other 99% was great.
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News Comments > Deus Ex Mankind Divided Patch Adds DX12
25. Re: Deus Ex Mankind Divided Patch Adds DX12 Sep 8, 2016, 23:48 Jerykk
VaranDragon wrote on Sep 8, 2016, 16:44:
Creston wrote on Sep 8, 2016, 13:24:
VaranDragon wrote on Sep 8, 2016, 11:39:
21 hours from start to finish, including the side missions.

Do you people literally just run from one mission to the next and do nothing else whatsoever???

I'm 45 hours in and just made it to the GARM base.

Hmm, I actually took my time, or at least I thought I did. I didn't just go exploring every nook and cranny though but I think i did all of the side missions, including most of the ones you get from the "points of interest". Most of the time I ghosted though, or at least tried to anyway. I'll probably try to do a full on run and gun approach next time I get the urge to play it. If I get the urge to play it I mean, since the story didn't exactly blow my mind.

Exploring every nook and cranny will significantly lengthen your playtime, as will hacking every computer, reading every e-mail/PDA/eBook, talking to every NPC, etc. There are also a lot of locations that aren't part of missions or POIs.
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News Comments > Interplay IPs for Sale
25. Re: Interplay IPs for Sale Sep 8, 2016, 05:30 Jerykk
Wallshadows wrote on Sep 7, 2016, 23:17:
I bet Nordic Games will buy a ton of those and sit on them like they do with every other license they scoop up.

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News Comments > HITMAN Episode 5 This Month
2. Re: HITMAN Episode 5 This Month Sep 7, 2016, 12:29 Jerykk
I hope not. The Japan levels in Hitman 2 were awful (from a design standpoint, not a difficulty standpoint).  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
7. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 4, 2016, 17:40 Jerykk
nin wrote on Sep 4, 2016, 13:23:
I'm honestly surprised Witcher 3 didn't chart higher, that things the new skyrim, people just keep buying it.

Witcher 3 doesn't have nearly as big a mod community as Skyrim, so it doesn't have the same longevity.
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided DLC This Month
19. Re: Morning Mobilization Sep 3, 2016, 00:33 Jerykk
SlimRam wrote on Sep 2, 2016, 22:41:
Leper wrote on Sep 2, 2016, 20:43:
Squirmer wrote on Sep 2, 2016, 18:56:
HoSpanky wrote on Sep 2, 2016, 14:22:
Should it have been included in the original game? Old-school gamer logic says yes. Old-school gamer logic doesn't make MONEY, however, and I doubt you go to work and hand out YOUR time for less money than what you could be getting.
Well I'm glad no-one told this to the devs at CD Projekt Red, who make plenty of money treating customers with respect and releasing expansions with as much content as most full games.

Unfortunately I don't think every studio can function the way CD Projekt Red does. Deus Ex isn't exactly taking the sales charts by storm and I'm guessing they'll be lucky if they break even (even by screwing over their customers with all this DLC as implied).

I seriously doubt that we'd have seen a large expansion to this game if they had gone that route since they'd have to wait to see how the base game was selling before greenlighting it. So a few small pieces of DLC might be the last we see of DX. Better than nothing?

On Steam they show about 290,000 copies sold since Aug. 23. I'm not sure if that means the game is a hit or not? I've always wondered what sales numbers constitute a hit?

Square has previously expressed disappointment with games that sold 2-4 million copies so I'm guessing DX needs to sell at least 5 million for it to be considered a success. I'm guessing it will end up selling around 2-3 million.
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News Comments > Mortal Kombat XL Next Month
5. Re: Mortal Kombat XL Next Month Sep 1, 2016, 22:56 Jerykk
Good on WB for supporting the PC version after apparently abandoning it a while back.  
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News Comments > Watch Dogs 2 Trailer
16. Re: Watch Dogs 2 Trailer Sep 1, 2016, 01:31 Jerykk
Jackplug wrote on Aug 31, 2016, 03:09:
A friend of mine loved this game, so i borrowed it and I was bored shitless, I cant see how they can make this game more interesting to me. At first i thought it was a good idea, but when playing, just wasn't fun at all.

If you played Watch_Dogs like an action game, it was pretty mediocre. It was way more interesting if you played it like a stealth game, though that depends on whether or not you like stealth games.
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News Comments > Watch Dogs 2 Trailer
9. Re: Watch Dogs 2 Trailer Aug 30, 2016, 05:29 Jerykk
Quinn wrote on Aug 30, 2016, 02:48:
I hope they do a better job making me care about this new protagonist. My god was the story of WD1 bad. I couldn't care less about my kid's death. Yes, Ubisoft, it takes more than seeing a teddybunny float through the air in slowmotion to get me to give a fuck.

It wasn't your kid. It was your niece.

and ironically enough, that type of driving is what I hope W_D2 is MORE like. Ever since Saints Row 3, developers have been "listening to their fans" by giving them "precise control" over the driving mechanic, which is code for "wheels made out of glue, and a physics model that omits inertia"

Except the vast majority of people who play open-world action games aren't looking for a racing sim. They simply want an entertaining way to get around the world. GTA4 tried to be more realistic and the driving in that game was awful. I'll gladly take dumbed down driving in an open-world action game where driving is not the focus of the game.

I'm sure it's not as bad as that string of words sounds, but goddamn, it's like they took everything I hate and threw them in a blender.

You need to meet certain follower thresholds in order to unlock missions. There are many ways to gain followers, including taking pictures of landmarks. That is not the only way to gain followers.
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News Comments > Ubisoft F2P Game Shutdowns
9. Re: Ubisoft F2P Game Shutdowns Aug 28, 2016, 18:02 Jerykk
CJ_Parker wrote on Aug 28, 2016, 16:45:
Great use of development funds right there, Ubi. Congratz. Now please crank out more garbage F2P games instead of using any funds to make a decent Rainbow Six or Ghost Recon game with a single player campaign. Or maybe even a new Might&Magic? Nah. Please don't. That would make sense and would probably even yield a profit. Boring, right? Why do any of that if you can just have fun and sink a few more ships eh?

Eh? They are making a new Ghost Recon with a single-player campaign and they recently released HoMM 7. The last traditional MM game was released in 2014, so it's not like they've abandoned the series.

I know it's cool to hate on the big publishers but Ubisoft has actually done a pretty decent job of supporting their older franchises and making solid games in general.
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News Comments > Duke Nukem Countdown
24. Re: Duke Nukem Countdown Aug 26, 2016, 04:44 Jerykk
DSOGaming has already confirmed that this is just yet another re-release of Duke 3D, with some minor enhancements and new content.  
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Patched
27. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Patched Aug 24, 2016, 12:25 Jerykk
I love how people are saying this game is unoptimized because they can't run it at max settings at 60 FPS. Max settings are not standardized between games. Just because you can run one game at max settings doesn't mean you can run another game at max settings. Also, just because you have a high-end GPU doesn't mean you will always be able to run games at max settings (see aforementioned lack of standardized max settings).

Honestly, reactions like this are likely to cause developers to simply remove their highest settings and rename their lower settings. If "High" was the highest setting available in DX:MD, nobody would be complaining.
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News Comments > Prey 2 Video
19. Re: Prey 2 Video Aug 23, 2016, 02:53 Jerykk
Reminds me of the whole Battlefront nonsense where people couldn't live with the fact that a new studio resurrected a dead IP and did their own thing with it. "But it's not a battlefront game". So I guess every game serves as a mandatory precedent for all others in the series to follow. The first sets the rules, and then no sequel can ever stray without being lashed out at by the "community".

I thought the main complaint against Battlefront was that it's shallow and has no longevity?

But yes, people do boycott games for stupid reasons. People boycotted Splinter Cell: Blacklist because they changed Fisher's voice actor, even though Blacklist ended up being one of the best SC games. People also freaked out about the different voice actor in the latest Thief.

Boycotts are stupid in general. If a game sucks, don't play it. But boycotting it based on some faux rage? Pointless. The first Prey was a good game and Prey 2 had potential, but Prey 2 is dead and isn't coming back. There will never be a direct sequel to the first game. Boycotting the new Prey won't change that.
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Season Pass Details
16. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Season Pass Details Aug 23, 2016, 00:12 Jerykk
Square doesn't have the best record when it comes to DLC. Sleeping Dogs had some decent DLC except it also had a lot of early unlocks/in-game currency crap too. Tomb Raider 2013's DLC was almost entirely early unlocks and maps and costumes for the multiplayer mode. Hitman: Absolution's DLC consisted of disguises that were completely useless. Rise of the Tomb Raider's DLC was mostly crap that nobody asked for (like Endurance Mode), though the Baba Yaga DLC was decent. Knock Bethesda all you want for FO4's DLC but at least they aren't selling DLC that gives you 100,000 caps and 5 free perks.  
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News Comments > Prey 2 Video
12. Re: Prey 2 Video Aug 19, 2016, 23:03 Jerykk
CJ_Parker wrote on Aug 19, 2016, 19:28:
Not buying this simply for the lame abuse of the franchise. No Tommy, no Indians, no aliens, no gravity shifting = no Prey = no buy.

I'm sure your boycott will convince them to resurrect Prey 2 and replace the protagonist with Tommy...

I think the new Prey looks interesting. A lot of cool abilities and a lot of potential for emergent gameplay. Also, there are aliens in this. All of the enemies are aliens that are hunting you, which is why they call the game Prey.
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News Comments > Dishonored 2 Gamescom Video
5. Re: Dishonored 2 Gamescom Video Aug 19, 2016, 23:00 Jerykk
NamecaF wrote on Aug 19, 2016, 22:50:
Damn, some of those world textures look really low-res and ugly as shit. Hope this one will be moddable and someone comes out with a high-res texture replacement mod.

Dishonored 2 uses a modified version of the id Tech 5 engine so you definitely won't be seeing any texture mods. All hail MegaTextures!
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News Comments > Deus Ex Mankind Divided Reviews
55. Re: Deus Ex Mankind Divided Reviews Aug 19, 2016, 22:47 Jerykk
Quboid wrote on Aug 19, 2016, 21:05:
NKD wrote on Aug 19, 2016, 20:51:
dangerman77 wrote on Aug 19, 2016, 16:23:
Seriously, can anyone (industry-informed, Rigs?) offer an opinion as to why they are only allowing official press-release screens in reviews? (RPS confirms this is the case in the postscript of their review). Is there any precedence for this? My BS meter starts at 9/10, and of course is pinned with this tidbit.

I agree with Rigs. While it's possible it's something nefarious like "Lets cover up horrific graphics downgrade!", not one of the reviews I've read make mention of the game looking significantly different from what we we're shown, so I'm not sure that's it. The game looks about the same as it has for a long time in the latest gameplay footage as well. It could be an attempt to prevent accidental spoilers while reading reviews, as well.

It really is puzzling.

It sets off a few alarm bells, right?

It is probably a heavy handed attempt to avoid spoilers being leaked, with the not unwelcome side effect of ensuring the prettiest shots are used. Even if there's no downgrade, the publicity shots will be nicely staged and framed to avoid a rogue low-res texture or whatever.

If anyone does come across someone in-the-know commenting on this, please let us know.

They've allowed streamers and YouTubers to publish hours worth of custom footage so I don't think they're worried about the graphical fidelity of the game.

At the end of the day, movement and gunplay are probably the most important things for me in a game like this. I like stealth, I find hacking things to be gimmicky, but I like stealth. Too bad with shitty movement and shitty unsatisfying firefights this will probably be a big pass.

Combat has never been a strong point of any of the DX games so I'm not sure what you were expecting. Movement has never been particularly great either. DX is all about interesting choices so as long as DX:MD offers those, I'll be happy.

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