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Signed On Nov 25, 2004, 21:14
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
86. Re: Steam Top 10 Aug 27, 2012, 19:29 ElCidTmax
I've played Dark Souls on the PS3 for ~100 hours. I tend to play a little cautiously, so I'm probably not as far into the game as some others would be. What I can tell you from my game experience is the gamepad controls are very very well done. The game combat feels great.

I've been a PC gamer since I built my 386dx and original soundblaster card, so I feel I "get" what PC gaming is about. It may be sacrilege, but you really owe it to yourself to get an xbox controller for some of the newer games on PC. Dark Souls really is designed to work with a gamepad and it isn't the same game with KB/M because you are missing the feel of the combat. As bad as the KB/M feels (and yeah it could be better) with the controller it feels great. It's actually really nice to play games with the xbox controller for the games that work well with it.

As for the quality of the port - it is subjective due to the arguments around how much the game is changed to be more PC-friendly. I've played 10 hours or so and the game controls feel correct with the gamepad, and there are no glitches or crashes, and the performance is even more solid than on my PS3. Using the graphics fix works well which is a nice bonus, but the game as delivered from the developer is pretty solid.

Contrast this with a game like Dead Island, which makes my Nvidia 570GTX want to burst into flames after 10 minutes for no apparent reason. Now *that* is a bad port.

This game is one of those that will be on people's all-time favorite lists. People will be playing it 5 years from now. Make the investment in a gamepad, it will be worth it.

Seeing all these complaints is just strange to me. Play the game as it was designed and you will understand why people like it.
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News Comments > Half-Life 2 Stuttering Update, SDK & Surprise Plans
73. my guess at the surprise Nov 25, 2004, 16:17 ElCidTmax
Well most of these comments have degenerated into bitching and moaning about the retail cd/dvd check (which is justified), and whether HL2 is the best/not the best/worst game ever (which is a silly thing to even care about, although it does say something about what an amazing variety of fps games there have been so far, which I think we all can agree is cool).

Here is what I think the surpise will be:


Here's a hint:

I'm really enjoying CS:Source, and am looking forward to ongoing development of maps and such. I really never played or liked HL1 deathmatch, while CS is still addictive after all these years (despite the rampant cheating). CS:Source is a lot of fun, and so far I'm seeing less jerk-like behavior on the part of the players.

It's not a total surpise, considering it's been pre-announced. I'm not sure what else it could be, because it's really too soon after the HL2 release to have something really big like TF2. It's more likely to be maps/models for CS:Source, which I think will be welcome to those people who like to play.

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