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Signed On Apr 23, 2004, 02:42
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News Comments > Bethesda Holding Back Review Copies
11. Re: Bethesda Holding Back Review Copies Oct 25, 2016, 23:28 Jerykk
 
I mean, who actually gambles on a pre-order these days? What gamer hasn't been burned by this practice?

Pre-ordering really isn't that risky these days. Most devs/publishers release tons of gameplay footage (through both official trailers/walkthroughs and Youtuber/streamer videos) before release. You can also find tons of info through previews, interviews, etc. You can also look at the developer's track record. There's no shortage of information about a game before it releases.

On top of that, you can routinely pre-order games for 40-50% off at sites like cdkeys.com.

As a recent example, look at Mafia 3. People like to use it as an example of why you shouldn't pre-order but it isn't actually a good example of that. The biggest complaint about the game is the formulaic mission design and that was already obvious from the hours of gameplay footage available before the game's launch. Same applies to the stupid AI, mediocre graphics, performance issues, etc. There was nothing about Mafia 3 that was surprising to anyone that actually bothered to do some research before buying it. I find that's true for pretty much every game these days.
 
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News Comments > Star Control: Origins Announced
16. Re: Star Control: Origins Announced Oct 19, 2016, 03:58 Jerykk
 
Cautiously hopeful about this. Star Control 2 is one of my favorite games and I played it about 20 years after release.  
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News Comments > Watch Dogs 2 PC Delay; Specs
13. Re: Watch Dogs 2 PC Delay; Specs Oct 19, 2016, 03:53 Jerykk
 
Sepharo wrote on Oct 19, 2016, 03:42:
I never actually played it, but the impressions I got from the many videos I watched and the panning it seemed like it got here made me think it weren't good.

Now I'm thinking I should give it a shot a few years late.

Seems like the majority of people who panned the game either didn't play it or only played it for an hour. The game starts off slow but once you start unlocking more abilities and mission types, things pick up. It also helps if you try to be stealthy, as that approach is a lot more interesting and requires more thoughtful use of the hacking mechanics.

That said, if Watch_Dogs 2 really does improve everything, there's not much reason to go back and play the original. The story was okay but nothing remarkable and the setting wasn't particularly noteworthy.
 
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News Comments > Watch Dogs 2 PC Delay; Specs
5. Re: Watch Dogs 2 PC Delay; Specs Oct 18, 2016, 23:15 Jerykk
 
Sepharo wrote on Oct 18, 2016, 22:11:
Does anyone even want this game?

Me? I enjoyed the first game and the sequel looks to improve upon it in every way. I'm fine with this delay, as it gives me more time to play Dishonored 2.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
21. Re: Steam Top 10 Oct 17, 2016, 05:08 Jerykk
 
Ozmodan wrote on Oct 16, 2016, 20:19:
Dev wrote on Oct 16, 2016, 15:33:
Ozmodan wrote on Oct 16, 2016, 12:56:
Tried that Shadow Warrior II game, did not like it. Waiting for civ 6.
Given that it has a 93% positive review score with 2500+ reviews, looks like you are in the minority.

I'm curious, what didn't you like about it?

Well to start with the controls are horrid and it looks like something a bunch of high school kids made. Even the kids did not like it, they played it for 3 days and shelved it. I can't help people have such poor standards.

Those are some pretty talented high school kids.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Trailer
50. Re: Star Citizen Trailer Oct 16, 2016, 07:06 Jerykk
 
If Mass Effect taught me anything, it's that driving a buggy around a vast, barren landscape isn't very interesting. That's kind of the whole problem with procedural content. Sure, you can have a potentially infinite amount of content but if 99% of it is generic and forgettable, what's the point?  
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News Comments > Shadow Warrior 2 Released
21. Re: Shadow Warrior 2 Released Oct 16, 2016, 02:22 Jerykk
 
Muscular Beaver wrote on Oct 13, 2016, 21:37:
Bumpy wrote on Oct 13, 2016, 17:35:
This looks overall impressive and better than Doom 2016.

Wish I still loved FPS but I just can't muster the enthusiasm to play this genre any more.

It sure as hell doesnt look nearly as good as Doom. But it has much better gameplay.

Eh, that's debatable. Doom was a better pure shooter and successfully captured the feel of Quake multiplayer, something I haven't really seen done before. SW2 is a lot of fun too but from a mechanical standpoint, I think Doom is still better.
 
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News Comments > King's Quest Chapter 5: The Good Knight This Month
1. Re: King's Quest Chapter 5: The Good Knight This Month Oct 14, 2016, 22:15 Jerykk
 
I've enjoyed this season but its pretty obvious that most of their budget went into the first episode. It's about 6 hours long while the other episodes are about 2 hours. Still, the writing is consistently good and there are actually real puzzles unlike most episodic adventure games these days.  
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News Comments > Hitman Season Finale Details
5. Re: Hitman Season Finale Details Oct 13, 2016, 00:31 Jerykk
 
Muscular Beaver wrote on Oct 12, 2016, 14:23:
Do they really have success with those disconnected feeling episodes?

Have you ever played a Hitman game before Absolution? Absolution is the only story-driven game in the series and it's also the worst game in the series.
 
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News Comments > Prey Trailer
18. Re: Prey Trailer Oct 13, 2016, 00:29 Jerykk
 
Slick wrote on Oct 11, 2016, 15:00:
why don't people wait until the game is out to judge weather it's worthy of being called Prey or not. Do you honestly think that they just took a well-known IP and turned it into something totally different?

Or is it more probably that they aren't spoiling the surprise? It's an SP game, the plot is a big part of everything it has going for it.

They've already stated that it has nothing to do with the previous game. I don't think that's inherently bad as the new game is perfectly capable of being great on its own merits. But if you're expecting any kind of ties to Human Head's game, you'll be disappointed.
 
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News Comments > Shadow Warrior 2 Trailer
10. Re: Shadow Warrior 2 Trailer Oct 13, 2016, 00:26 Jerykk
 
Slick wrote on Oct 13, 2016, 00:01:
I wonder if EA moving up the early access of BF1 by a day has anything to do with this coming out tomorrow. I can't help but think this is in the same vein of Blizzard moving up their overwatch beta the the same day that battleborn came out.

Same story here, 2 games almost nothing alike.

I'm pretty sure EA doesn't care at all about this. 99% of the people who play BF have never played or even heard of any Shadow Warrior game. On top of that, SW2 only launches tomorrow on PC, making it even less of a concern.
 
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News Comments > Mafia III Patched
25. Re: Mafia III Patched Oct 10, 2016, 03:45 Jerykk
 
LittleMe wrote on Oct 9, 2016, 22:46:
Quboid wrote on Oct 9, 2016, 22:03:
Thanks for the performance reports, that's a bit encouraging but still sounds like it needs work. Is there really upscaling? Ugh.

Yes, performance seems mediocre. https://www.reddit.com/r/pcmasterrace/comments/56ln1u/mafia_iii_vs_gta_v/

Source http://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/mafia-iii-vga-graphics-performance-benchmark-review,1.html

Those benchmarks are misleading. I have a 970 and I get 60 FPS about 90% of the time. I had to turn down Reflection Quality and Antialiasing to do it but the game actually looks better with low Antialiasing and there's little to no visual difference between Reflection Quality levels.

The biggest technical issue with the game is the streaming, as there's a noticeable hitch when areas are being streamed in. It can get pretty bad when you're driving quickly through downtown areas, though not bad enough to make the game unplayable. Watch Dogs and Arkham Knight had the same issue at launch and it was eventually fixed (or mostly fixed) through patches.
 
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News Comments > Mafia III Patched
21. Re: Mafia III Patched Oct 9, 2016, 22:37 Jerykk
 
LittleMe wrote on Oct 9, 2016, 21:30:
Jerykk wrote on Oct 9, 2016, 21:11:
That is objectively false. There's way more to do in the city than in either of the previous games. If anything, people are complaining that you spend most of your time doing said activities instead of story missions.

Like what activities? These two videos note removal of such features previously in the series.

Mafia 3 vs 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixlszwKVVP0

Mafia 3 vs 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQ1YMeY07xI

Much of Mafia 3 is comprised of completing various activities to expand the rackets of each of your underbosses. These are essentially side-missions that take place in the open-world. They range from interrogating people, assassinating people, destroying cargo, stealing cargo, rescuing people, stealing vehicles, etc. In addition, there are junction boxes that you can wiretap to expose POIs on the map and tons of collectibles to find.

There's no shortage of things to do in Mafia 3, especially when compared to the previous games.

Thanks for the performance reports, that's a bit encouraging but still sounds like it needs work. Is there really upscaling? Ugh.

I don't think there is upscaling. It's just that the AA method blurs the entire screen and the chromatic aberration just makes it worse. If you turn AA down to Low (you can't turn it off completely), it's significantly less blurry. Unfortunately, you can't turn off the CA.
 
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News Comments > Mafia III Patched
18. Re: Mafia III Patched Oct 9, 2016, 21:11 Jerykk
 
nin wrote on Oct 9, 2016, 18:22:
Wraith wrote on Oct 9, 2016, 18:12:
jimnms wrote on Oct 9, 2016, 15:10:
Pathetic. This is all shit that should have been there at release, not in the first patch. I wonder if their Steam review rating will recover.

I just realized I haven't read any reviews of the actual game to see if it's any good.
If 2K thinks people will pay full price for this turkey, they've got rocks in their head.

I'll wait till it's under $30.

I hear the story is good, but the gameplay is a yawner. Folks are also saying the city is just as devoid of activities as 2 was, which is an instant no sale for me.


That is objectively false. There's way more to do in the city than in either of the previous games. If anything, people are complaining that you spend most of your time doing said activities instead of story missions.

How is performance now? Are people actually getting 60+ FPS with decent graphics and draw distance?

You won't get a constant 60+ FPS while driving around because there's a slight hitch whenever areas are streamed in. Turning down the settings will give a nice boost to your average framerate with little to no impact on actual image quality, though.
 
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News Comments > Mafia III Patched
8. Re: Mafia III Patched Oct 9, 2016, 17:10 Jerykk
 
Put about 8 hours into this after the patch came out. Uncapped framerate is definitely better, though it spikes a lot when you're driving around. As for the game itself, writing has been good so far and gameplay has been solid, if uninspired. AI is pretty stupid but that's pretty standard for an open-world game.

So, good writing + solid, if uninspired, gameplay. Yup, sounds like a Mafia game to me.
 
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News Comments > Wasteland 3 Funded; Stretch Goals Detailed
7. Re: Wasteland 3 Funded; Stretch Goals Detailed Oct 9, 2016, 01:16 Jerykk
 
Acleacius wrote on Oct 8, 2016, 22:32:
They've never said, they couldn't make the game for the price they set. Especially when it's a game made and successful based on fan loyalty from 20 years ago. So not even the slightest implication from anyone the game can't be made as advertised. Tools are the most important long term issue, i.e. important.

Official mod support is nice but not nearly as important for most games. Witcher 2 and Dragon Age both had extensive mod tools but their mod communities never really took off, which is why the devs didn't really bother with mod tools after that. Conversely, the GTA games have no official mod tools but they have huge mod communities regardless. Open-world games with the ability to continue playing after the story missions have been completed typically have the biggest mod communities and Wasteland 3 is not that type of game.
 
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News Comments > Wasteland 3 Funded; Stretch Goals Detailed
5. Re: Wasteland 3 Funded; Stretch Goals Detailed Oct 8, 2016, 20:41 Jerykk
 
Creating the tools and documentation required for mod support isn't a trivial undertaking. I'd rather they focus on making the core game the best it can be, then worry about mod support post-launch.  
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News Comments > Mafia III Framerate Concerns
12. Re: Mafia III Framerate Concerns Oct 6, 2016, 23:26 Jerykk
 
JayDeath wrote on Oct 6, 2016, 21:25:
Some ppl are saying the game is still fun. Maybe I should pick it up for the Bone?

The console versions are capped at 30 and will never be uncapped. There's no reason to choose them over the PC version.
 
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News Comments > Wasteland 3 Announced
30. Re: Wasteland 3 Announced Sep 28, 2016, 23:13 Jerykk
 
I'm surprised by the amount of hate that WL2 gets around here. The combat was no worse than the first two Fallouts, the writing was solid and the quest design was good. Balance was problematic but then, that's true of almost every RPG in existence.

I'll definitely be backing WL3, even if it probably won't end up looking as good as these screenshots.
 
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News Comments > Beyond Good & Evil 2 Teased?
4. Re: Beyond Good & Evil 2 Teased? Sep 27, 2016, 12:17 Jerykk
 
This doesn't really look like BG&E at all unless it's a prequel.  
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