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News Comments > BioWare Apologizes for Mass Effect: Andromeda Character
46. Re: BioWare Apologizes for Mass Effect: Andromeda Character Apr 6, 2017, 15:41 DarkCntry
 
It should say something that in my 100+ hours in the game I honestly don't even remember the character in question...  
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Apex Missions Launch
29. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Apex Missions Launch Mar 24, 2017, 20:19 DarkCntry
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Mar 24, 2017, 13:10:
You're joking, right? Lowest possible standards confirmed.
Keep it up CJ, your arguments are Trump-level.

Any developer with skill and brainz would look at their franchise, their previous game(s), in this case here the first trilogy and then evaluate what people liked or did not like and they would make a game with the best parts of everything.
It's what CDP did. They improved TW from one iteration to the next one and nearly perfected it with no. 3.
So what you are saying is BioWhore has a right to start with a really shitty game so they have room to improve in the next iterations? Seriously?
Well no shit Sherlock, they did do that, hence the changes to combat, the dialog system, the Nomad, etc...however, since you're so stuck on not understanding this and focusing on what you believe should be the next work of Shakespeare then there's really nothing that can be done for you. Look kiddo, comparing an established story with a brand new one and expecting them to be equal goes way out of its way to show just how intelligent your arguments are.

LOL. Fucking Peebee??? Are you kidding me? What's next in Andromeda 2? Piss-Hornet? Shit-Fly? It's one of the dumbest characters ever. By name and childish behavior.
ZOMG, a character with a funny name, WORST GAME EVER!!!! That's your argument here? Talk about LCD...

Her behaviour fits the character, it fits her story, and it fits within the game. But hey, whatever floats that tiny little boat you call an ego.


Hahaha... the "pinnacle". Again. Lowest possible standards confirmed.
Thanks for proving my point about how the story started in Mass Effect compared to how it started in Andromeda.

Why not? Is there some mythical law that forbids the first iteration of a game in a franchise to be any good? Nope. There isn't. There have been myriads of decent games in history where *ESPECIALLY* the first game was excellent and the sequels were cash grabs based on the popular franchise.
There is absolutely no reason to apply lower standards to MEA. The opposite is the case. This game is from a long established developer who has produced some decent games in this franchise. The least one should expect is that they know their own shit and make better shit from their old shit.

See, now there you go again, not making any sense what-so-ever. You have no clue what your railing against, you have no clue what your argument actually is. I'm not talking about the quality of the game, I'm talking about how comparing a story that has already started, and had pretty much given the theme of it, cannot be compared to another story that has just began, with a new theme.

Haha are you joking again? Of course I did not buy the game. The 10 hour trial was enough to form an educated opinion on how garbage and trite this POS is. And please don't fanboi-lie to me and tell me that at 10:01 into the game it somehow magically flips a switch and turns into a game for more than four year olds that does not insult one's intelligence every two minutes.
The only insulting of intelligence here is the obvious fact you have no clue what it is you're going on about. Shall I go back to the whole Eden Prime example here? I mean, of course you won't understand the comparison but that's because I actually know how to create an equal one. Bioware games have always been narrow at the beginning, then opened up...and since this is the first time that EA has even allowed a situation like this in Mass Effect, then you cannot even get a good enough baseline in the first half of the entire game.

Also, as a matter of fact, yes, at 10:01, the game does magically take a whole different turn...but again, this doesn't support your argument, so it must be wrong and I must be some low-intelligence pleb that doesn't know quality.

I'll get the GOTY on sale eventually because the game does have some good parts like decent exploration and vehicle/jetpack gameplay but it is a MAJOR disappointment in terms of atmosphere, story, characters and dialogue. Just about every review even from the usual bribed suspects shares this opinion.
It has a 70-something average on MC. You know, a fucking overhyped Mass Effect game... 70-something. LOL. That is the equivalent of a 50-something score if it would be some other random franchise.

People really need to get off this whole "70 scores are shit!" bandwagon. Hell, people need to get off this whole "ZOMG A REVIEWER GAVE IT A LOWER SCORE THAN X GAME, IT MUST SUCK" spiel...reviews mean nothing because they are all pretty much subjective bullshit to drum up clicks/subscriptions/etc with little to no real substance.

I mean, if we want to go the same route you do, the beloved CDP team got a shit score below Andromeda on one of their Witcher games...

Yep, be more of a hypocrite CJ, be more of a hypocrite.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Apex Missions Launch
25. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Apex Missions Launch Mar 24, 2017, 11:30 DarkCntry
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Mar 24, 2017, 09:51:
What??? You are calling the writing and characters which would even make a toddler scream "Fuck it! I'm too old for this shit!" cosmetic? Bruuuh???

The story's level of writing, sans a couple interactions, is no less on par as the previous entries of the game...and honestly, I can't say I hate any one character in this game like I could say for the previous ones. If you don't like the story, that's fine, but again, you're attempting to demean those that aren't finding as massive faults in it.

- Where are the quests with multiple solutions that require a little brain and more than just going to a waypoint and doing some inane shit?
They exist...but alas, that doesn't support your argument, so it must be invalid.

- Where are the quests that put you into a moral dilemma where you really have to make a (tough) choice?
Again, these exist in the game.

- Where are the major ME trademark choices in the plot (like Ash OR Kaidan)?
They exist.

- Where is a deep branching mission like the final mission of ME2 which had dozens of choices and possible outcomes?
Are you really comparing the second game in a storyline with a brand new one? At least if you're going to desire a comparison, do it on even ground and compare it with the original Mass Effect.

- Where is the mystery of a ME2 and the interesting characters that had you wondering about the motives of Cerberus, the Illusive Man, Miranda, Jacob etc. from the first minute of the game?
I'm seeing the trend that you're comparing a new story with one that takes place in the middle of one...yea, good argument.

- Where are awesome characters and humorous banter like we had with a Joker and an EDI?
Peebs, Drack, Vetra...yea, I guess these characters don't exist in your edition of Andromeda.

There is nothing at all of that in MEA. The beginning is sooo lame. Instead of a 634 years trip through space it feels like the crew drove a night with their camper to hit a McDonald's in the morning when they go explore the first planet. There is no real sense of mystery, excitement... nothing. It's lifeless, emotionless and dumb.
Yea, that Eden Prime mission was the pinnacle of mystery and excitement...and this is from a military vessel and not a civilian operation.

I don't know how anyone can seriously say this is a decent game unless their standards have hit rock bottom and it is enough for them if the game lets them shoot aliens in the head. OK. Granted. It does accomplish that and the gun play is pretty OK even. But everything else is garbage and it's sad that people settle for this little after a Witcher 3 (should have) set new standards back two years ago.
Ok, remove CDPR's dick from your anal cavity and understand that you're talking about a game that has had 2 previous titles, based upon a franchise that is almost 20 years old...the original Witcher, to this day, is totally jank to play and the story had so many continuity issues that I doubt most people could remember exactly what happened. The second one was better in the gameplay department, but still had issues with the story not stepping all over itself...

I mean, don't get me wrong, the Witcher 3 is a brilliant game, and derived from a well established and loved franchise that predates the games...but it's not an equal comparison.

Mass Effect Andromeda is not Mass Effect 4...it's a whole new story in the established universe of Mass Effect. It's not going to be as good as Mass Effect 2's established story beats. It's not going to have the same feel of closeness with the characters as Mass Effect 3. The so-called 'horrid writing' in the game is in part due to the fact people were so up in arms in how dialog-driven games didn't give you enough options...you're talking about a game that has dialog that far exceeds the 3 previous titles combined.

I mean, for god's sake CJ, you have the game DESPITE railing on it for how long? You're playing it, so either you're just the worst troll out there, or you're just one of the largest hypocrites on this entire site. Take your pick.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Apex Missions Launch
20. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Apex Missions Launch Mar 24, 2017, 08:23 DarkCntry
 
The Half Elf wrote on Mar 24, 2017, 08:21:
Worst problem with Multiplayer is it needs dedicated server. Too many idiots with 3rd world internet connections hosting while their mic is open picking up every single idiot in their household.

Yes, and for some strange reason you can't actually disable VOIP, despite the option for doing it exists in the menus....

I do really dislike P2P, because it seems like everyone has PotatOS systems, and it throttles you to match.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Apex Missions Launch
16. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Apex Missions Launch Mar 24, 2017, 05:18 DarkCntry
 
Lord Tea wrote on Mar 24, 2017, 04:31:
Game still isn't available here on Steam (central Europe). I even searched for it. Nothing. It's not even mentioned.

Not that I cared much because there is nothing I despise more in a game than paid micro-transactions, and MEA has them all...

Non-forced micro-transactions in a strictly PvE setting.....so yea, complain about the most pointless thing ever.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Apex Missions Launch
12. Re: On Sale Mar 24, 2017, 03:38 DarkCntry
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Mar 24, 2017, 02:06:
DarkCntry wrote on Mar 24, 2017, 01:24:
Kxmode wrote on Mar 24, 2017, 01:07:
DarkCntry wrote on Mar 23, 2017, 22:49:
Kxmode wrote on Mar 23, 2017, 22:21:
I heard MEA multiplayer is the best part of the game. Strange.

I've heard people say that the Earth is flat...strange.

Well, yes. People have stated that compared to the single player issues, multiplayer is pretty solid. It appears a more skilled team put it together.

Here's the thing about the single player issues...my experience is that they are very minor, and mostly cosmetic and not at all problematic.

Here's the thing about people defending MEA single player... my experience is their standards have sunk so low they can walk upright on stilts under the carpet.

Keep it up CJ, one day you may actually come up with some valid, non-bandwagon, reason to hate something. Oh who am I kidding, you're always going to be the resident Jester.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Apex Missions Launch
8. Re: On Sale Mar 24, 2017, 01:24 DarkCntry
 
Kxmode wrote on Mar 24, 2017, 01:07:
DarkCntry wrote on Mar 23, 2017, 22:49:
Kxmode wrote on Mar 23, 2017, 22:21:
I heard MEA multiplayer is the best part of the game. Strange.

I've heard people say that the Earth is flat...strange.

Well, yes. People have stated that compared to the single player issues, multiplayer is pretty solid. It appears a more skilled team put it together.

Here's the thing about the single player issues...my experience is that they are very minor, and mostly cosmetic and not at all problematic.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Apex Missions Launch
5. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Apex Missions Launch Mar 23, 2017, 23:14 DarkCntry
 
1badmf wrote on Mar 23, 2017, 23:10:
what the fuck? most people who are going to play this haven't beaten it yet, but htey're releasing time-limited MP story missions? i cant play this shit cuz i dno't want the SP campaign spoiled!

I beat it last night...honestly unless people are trying to do a lot of the side stuff and/or viability to 100%, you could make due with 18-20 hours for the main campaign.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Apex Missions Launch
3. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Apex Missions Launch Mar 23, 2017, 22:49 DarkCntry
 
Kxmode wrote on Mar 23, 2017, 22:21:
I heard MEA multiplayer is the best part of the game. Strange.

I've heard people say that the Earth is flat...strange.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Launches
67. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Launches Mar 21, 2017, 22:22 DarkCntry
 
Sempai wrote on Mar 21, 2017, 22:14:
FloorPie wrote on Mar 21, 2017, 18:41:
Sempai wrote on Mar 21, 2017, 17:18:
Is there girl/girl action if i make a femshep in Andromeda?

I generally play males in games, but if i get to shag my crew then i may have to go female this go around.

Anyone playing femshep far into it yet?

Why yes, there is.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgFHIR7lLC0

"Kill.. me... now." Ought to make the Manslayer "we'll bang, ok?" parodies even funnier.

Buahahaha! That was awful..

I must get this game..

Personally, I like a little human awkwardness sometimes, and that scene wasn't as bad as it could've been. Kallo stealing the scene was the high point, of course.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Reviews
117. Re: On Sale Mar 21, 2017, 09:00 DarkCntry
 
VaranDragon wrote on Mar 21, 2017, 08:52:
DarkCntry wrote on Mar 21, 2017, 08:40:
You're free to like or dislike something, but that doesn't make you better than someone who does like something you don't.

Where did I say that I am? As for saying something is "good" vs something is "bad" well I basically use my experience of 25+ years of playing RPGs to judge on whether something will be to my liking or not.


The obvious insinuation over the "liking garbage" is a very overt jab.

That said, your subjective tastes are just that, subjective...it doesn't matter how many years you have playing something.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Reviews
113. Re: On Sale Mar 21, 2017, 08:40 DarkCntry
 
VaranDragon wrote on Mar 21, 2017, 08:29:
DarkCntry wrote on Mar 21, 2017, 08:25:
CJ_Parker wrote on Mar 21, 2017, 08:12:
-snipped for sanity-

Look, CJ plays a game he's railed on for months and stated he wouldn't lower himself down to the rest of us plebs by playing....

Well I still trust his judgement over yours. Why? Cos he tells it pretty straight. Also, Bioware's last few games have been complete garbage. You might like garbage, but its not for everyone.

I don't care that you trust his judgement over mine...but here's the thing, just because you believe something is garbage doesn't make it true. You're free to like or dislike something, but that doesn't make you better than someone who does like something you don't.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Reviews
109. Re: On Sale Mar 21, 2017, 08:25 DarkCntry
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Mar 21, 2017, 08:12:
-snipped for sanity-

Look, CJ plays a game he's railed on for months and stated he wouldn't lower himself down to the rest of us plebs by playing....
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Reviews
105. Re: On Sale Mar 21, 2017, 06:48 DarkCntry
 
Slick wrote on Mar 21, 2017, 06:45:
I'm still curious, how do people have such well-formed opinions about how the story, characters, missions, animations, etc are all garbage, when the game isn't out yet? Well, it's out right now, but wasn't out at the time of those posts.

Are you all secretly game reviewers with advance copies?

Are you basing the entire game off of the first mission you're able to play with the early access?

Are you just parroting some reviewer who has played the whole game and making that your own uninformed opinion?

Or is it all bullshit?

I've spoken to several people IRL who all had VERY REAL opinions of the game. How Bioware has "ruined" the franchise, and how they dropped the ball, and how the whole thing is fucking garbage and how they deserve to be financially ruined for this abortion of a game. and NONE OF THEM HAVE PLAYED IT! NONE OF THEM EVEN PLAYED THE EARLY ACCESS DEMO!?!?

WHAT IS HAPPENING!?!?!?!?!?!?


Unlike Steam, EA doesn't penalize the use of VPNs for preload unlocks. A lot of people unlocked at midnight in Korea, which was almost 20 hours ago. I unlocked mine at ~11am PST and have been playing off and on since.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Reviews
102. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Reviews Mar 21, 2017, 05:47 DarkCntry
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Mar 21, 2017, 05:18:
DarkCntry wrote on Mar 21, 2017, 03:24:

The only negative I really have had is ship travel is tedious. I'm hoping as time goes on, Bioware will add an option to speed it up, even at the cost of loading screen increase.


Explain that one out a bit if you don't mind. Otherwise I'm not feeling bad about getting this from GMG for $45.

A non-skippable animation takes place whenever you move between planets/systems. Some of these can take up to 20 seconds to complete, and while 20 seconds seems short, it adds up after you're flying back and forth through the galaxy.

Most of them are there to cover up loading screens for ambiance, but mostly they get tedious after your first few fly-bys.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Reviews
99. Re: On Sale Mar 21, 2017, 03:24 DarkCntry
 
I'll do a little run-down on my experiences thus far, ~12 hours in.

Facial animations on my FemRyder aren't nearly as bad as what a lot of those videos show. There's only one character, Addison, that is unsettling to the point of total creep factor.

I have yet to run into any of the movement animation bugs, or facial animation bugs, shown in the many videos...so there is a strong possibility that the Day 1 patch fixed them. Mind you, I never ran into them during the trial either. The closest bug is when after a quest a Turian ended up sitting on top of someone in the Medbay, and that was in the trial and not the final version.

Dialog is, for the most part, on par with the prior entries in the series. Some are better than others, and there's one or two that are close to cringe-worthy, but the same could've been said of the previous 3 titles.

Story is a bit janky on first pass, but that's probably because I'm not going immediately out of my way to lore-up my first run. For the most part, the story holds together fairly well.

The only negative I really have had is ship travel is tedious. I'm hoping as time goes on, Bioware will add an option to speed it up, even at the cost of loading screen increase.

 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Early Access
17. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Early Access Mar 16, 2017, 15:07 DarkCntry
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Mar 16, 2017, 15:02:
DarkCntry wrote on Mar 16, 2017, 14:49:
CJ_Parker wrote on Mar 16, 2017, 14:40:
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Honestly, I think it's a positive for a game that you don't like it. You're a better shill than the actual shills, so keep it up.

Good. Then I hope everyone goes and preorders all the games I don't like because it will make the dumb people poorer. More dumb, poor people -> more Trump voters -> more fun in the news every day. Win-win for me. Checks out! Hi5, bruuuuhhhh!!!

This may just be a long shot, it may have to do with the insane amount of idiocy that you spout daily that makes people want to do exactly the opposite of whatever it is you type.

I mean, half the time you're making stupid names for companies/games/people that it totally invalidates any and all content you attempt to add to a discussion.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Early Access
15. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Early Access Mar 16, 2017, 14:49 DarkCntry
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Mar 16, 2017, 14:40:
--edited for sanity--
Honestly, I think it's a positive for a game that you don't like it. You're a better shill than the actual shills, so keep it up.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Launch Trailer
41. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Launch Trailer Mar 12, 2017, 09:19 DarkCntry
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 12, 2017, 00:35:
Creston wrote on Mar 11, 2017, 12:46:
So GMG has a pretty good 20% off deal, but say the release date is Thursday the 23rd? It's coming out on the 21st, isn't it?


no, it's coming out on the 23rd according to Origin. I think you can somehow buy yourself earlier in on the console.. but I have no clue about that. Anyway, got it pre-ordered for 44 as well, pretty good deal indeed.

Origin states this for me...
Windows pre-load date: March 17, 2017 10:00 AM PDT
Windows release date: March 20, 2017 9:00 PM PDT

Amazon shows this;
Release date: Tuesday, March 21, 2017

It's not uncommon for GMG to release it a couple days after actual street date, however this is the first time I've seen that happen on a AAA title.
 
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News Comments > Middle-earth: Shadow of War Gameplay Video
19. Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of War Gameplay Video Mar 8, 2017, 21:32 DarkCntry
 
J wrote on Mar 8, 2017, 12:03:
It looks impressive.

However, it does say "Windows 10" at the end. If that's the only PC platform it's using, then I won't be playing it for a really long time.

Editus from Steamicus McStorium: MINIMUM: OS: Windows 7 SP1 with Platform Update for Windows 7 -- phew!

I wonder if they'll be confident enough to let YouTubers see it before release this time around?

Apparently it's a Play Anywhere title for the Xbox, so there will be at least one version of it on the Windows store....
 
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