StingingVelvet wrote on Jun 1, 2012, 10:34:I'm with you SV. I welcome the prospect of a new SW game and the chance that it could be good. I'm not jumping for joy, but I'm also not bitter for the sake of being skeptical.
Oh look, negativity based on hardly anything. What a shocker.
I hope this is confirmed for PC. I love the idea of a darker bounty hunter game. Star Wars can be awesome when it's done right.
Darks wrote on May 2, 2012, 09:38:The textures were not that great. Bland, muddy, the opposite of crisp/realistic. The graphics are serviceable, but it is not exceptional or innovative in any way. The engine has been showing it's age for years now and they continue to use it. They keep making money off of it and it has to require minimal development time, so I can't blame them. Doesn't mean I like it or will buy it though.theyarecomingforyou wrote on May 1, 2012, 22:11:
I just watched it on the official website: http://callofduty.com/blackops2/videos/reveal
Anyway, the graphics look absolutely appalling. They've used the same shitty engine for five years and it wasn't even great when it first came out. I only play COD games for the singleplayer and then only when they're cheap, which seems to be NEVER. The Steam store lists Blacks Ops at £40/$65, while even Amazon at £25/$41 isn't good value.
Every other publisher discounts games to generate sales but Activision knows it can charge whatever it likes for the COD series and people will queue up to hand their money over. Whatever novelty value it once had has been destroyed by Activision's desire to bleed people's wallets with shitty rehashed games. That's especially annoying when the competing franchise is owned by EA, a company that does exactly the same thing.
I really wish that Valve would step in and put them all to shame.
And I hate Microsoft and Sony for keeping such shit consoles on the market for so long. They can't even handle 720p, let alone with any graphical fidelity and they still want to charge stupid prices for games. I hope Valve does come out and compete with them on hardware. Perhaps that's why nVidia has been working on its cloud-sourced service to automatically select the optimal graphics settings for games? Plug and play PC gaming?
Someone needs a reality check and a new pair of glasses because I saw nothing in that video that said shitty graphics.
Wildone wrote on May 1, 2012, 12:35:We haven't really had a good futuristic shooter since BF2142. So just because someone attempted to do something, doesn't mean they succeeded. We'll have to see what they do with codblops2, but they generally make a solid game. The fact they're straying from the tired modern day shooter setting/gameplay and they make solid working games is probably what has people interested. No one claimed it was revolutionary, but they have a chance of making a good futuristic shooter.
Uhmm didn't homefront already do this? WTF do people think everything COD does is so revolutionary when they dont innovate in the slightest
Verno wrote on May 1, 2012, 09:44:Where's the friggin ground then, cause I'm sick of this complete lack of innovation.
I still laugh every time I hear someone say "CODBLOPS", it just sounds ludicrous. I only played this at a friends place but it seemed like the same old stuff. I guess if the formula works then run it into the ground.
SXO wrote on Apr 26, 2012, 14:07:Not really. Deqer wasn't concerned about his appearance, he simply didn't want a game that (to him) looked to be designed for 5 year olds. So the protip "advice" was off the mark and really just came across douchey.Graham wrote on Apr 26, 2012, 13:16:Zing!deqer wrote on Apr 26, 2012, 11:56:
I was going to pick this up, but ever since they released that childish cinematic last week, I fear I would be picking up a game for 5yearolds--I'm not a 5yearold.
You sound like a rational person with reasonable opinions.
Protip: Being worried about you own personal, private hobbies appearing childish shows that you still have some growing up to do.
Dmitri_M wrote on Apr 24, 2012, 10:50:You're not weak. You get to enjoy yourself playing a game you like while they boycott.Darks wrote on Apr 24, 2012, 09:47:Dmitri_M wrote on Apr 24, 2012, 09:32:Ozmodan wrote on Apr 24, 2012, 08:06:Well, this is a decent game. An exceptional one actually. It's sad that many are passing on it as a result of the DRM, not that I fault them for passing on it. I bought it and enjoyed the hell out of it, I'm just not a strong willed gamer's rights activist like the rest of you. I also support nuclear power and think police officers should be respected.
Shame too, they used to put out decent games.
Police and Nuclear power we need in our lives, DRM, we do not need!!
I agree. I just can't help buying a good game. I'm weak, I just don't have the conviction of the others here. Booze, woman and DRM - these are my vices.
Techie714 © wrote on Apr 10, 2012, 09:35:Exactly. These clueless assholes have no idea. So it doesn't sell well and their default excuse is piracy. Yeah, let's not consider that it not selling well is YOUR fault. We'll automatically blame the consumers and then punish them for it. Consider all of this, then they self-proclaim it's the best PC port ever. This is filled with so much clueless, out of touch, fail I don't even know what to think.
"It wasn't the best PC port ever," <<<Theirs your problem right there.
Verno wrote on Apr 9, 2012, 10:54:I just google imaged the Wii U controller just to remind myself of how absurd it really is. Damn them. Damn them for having some of my favorite game franchises imprisoned on their stupid fucking system designs.
Yeah, no way I'm subsidizing that silly controller.
Verno wrote on Apr 5, 2012, 09:24:This was a great quote.
And I really loved this quote too:I believe EA is a destructive force in the industry as their goal isn’t the make gaming more accessible and respected as a medium. How can you argue that video games are art, when pieces of the story are cleaved out to be sold separately? This is why the titans of the gaming industry like EA are passionately hated, while movie studios and TV networks don’t draw nearly as much ire. 3D price gouging seems downright generous when compared to the tricks companies like EA are using to wring more money out of consumers.