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News Comments > Game Reviews
17. Re: Game Reviews Mar 15, 2017, 14:22 Verno
 
As long as the crappy filler isn't mandatory for completing the game or required for one of the main gameplay hooks, I don't care that it's there.

I used to think this but I have turned around on it. It DOES matter. It is overwhelming to players and serves as distractions from that quality content you mention. The abundance of map markers, UI glut and so on seems to get worse all the time. DA:I also required a fair amount of filler done to advance its main story, you couldn't just simply ignore it all.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
8. Re: Game Reviews Mar 15, 2017, 12:37 Verno
 
Most monster hunts in Witcher 3 are really just filler, except for the few where you fight a unique creature at the end of it. The rest are just "go here, turn on your witcher sight, follow foot steps, fight critter at the end. Collect pointless amount of money and some xp." But they're still interesting because the combat in Witcher 3 is fun and the monsters have a lot of varied attacks.)

To me they're fun because the game world is convincing and gives you a reason to do these things. The writing is also often pretty good. You do the same things in Witcher 3 but they make it interesting. Bioware gives you a ton of crap to do but its uninteresting tripe, the RPG equivalent of collecting flags in AC1.

I feel like that's what they don't get and never seem to learn. They're hyper sensitive after DA2 and just keep bloating up the games with crap to do even when people don't like it. Andromeda looks like the unfortunate marriage of DA:I and ME in this regard.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
5. Re: Game Reviews Mar 15, 2017, 11:52 Verno
 
Creston wrote on Mar 15, 2017, 11:36:
Well, yes. In a game, there's a finite amount of actions you can do. So every quest has to be concluded by one of said actions. So in game in which you can scan and shoot and talk, you will finish every quest by scanning or shooting or talking. This is true of every game ever. :)

That's not really the problem though from my perspective. It feels like busywork is the issue for me, it feels tedious. It feels like they're filling a quota and don't respect the players time. Why do I need to sit through retarded animations 1000 times for rote actions? Why is that the best they can come up with when other games do better? I don't want a game filled with tedious bullshit like DA:I. You can argue some of it doesn't need to be done but there is a fair amount of filler crap you had to even advance the story. Everything feels bland and generic, where is the love and care about the craft? Ultimately it feels there is a focus on quantity over quality. I would rather play a handful of deep, interesting sidequests as opposed to scanning the environment and "collecting resources" ad nauseum.

I'm playing Zelda right now and it manages to make even the most repetitive stuff feel natural and enjoyable. It does open world right. It took a lot of risks from its previous entries. I don't get that from Bioware anymore, it feels like they're just fulfilling a 2 year mandate from EA management and rinse repeating.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
2. Re: Game Reviews Mar 15, 2017, 10:30 Verno
 
The opening mission is on Youtube and its...not good. Bioware as a studio seems stuck in a creative rut.  
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Launch Trailer
51. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Launch Trailer Mar 15, 2017, 10:17 Verno
 
Jerykk wrote on Mar 12, 2017, 21:51:
I feel like some people just want Andromeda to fail and are looking for any nitpick they can find to support their cynicism. It's an odd phenomenon that's grown increasingly common these days. It's definitely more prevalent with prequels, spin-offs and spiritual successors from different developers.

Maybe I've just become more mellow with age but I find it's easier to just enjoy games based on their strengths instead of looking for reasons to hate them.

I guess I'm the opposite. My time is important to me so I'm more critical. I find the adult version of me isn't as willing to tolerate shitty writing or trudge through laborious sections of games. I work for a living, I don't need to do it at home too. GF, kids, etc all suck up time man. I love to sit down and chill with games, they just need to be good. Put differently there are way too many good games out to waste time on things that aren't awesome.

I'm not totally going to write this off yet but there are a lot of warning signs.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Multiplayer Video
14. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Multiplayer Video Mar 15, 2017, 10:06 Verno
 
People always laud the MP for these games but its just mindless fucking Horde mode shit with gambling additions. The MP is absolutely crap IMO.

I'm worried about the SP too. I watched the opening mission thing on Youtube, one of the first things you see is the same fucking sky vortex shit from Inquisition with a palette swap. Same fucking floating rock bullshit, recycled assets and animations even. The series always had some spiritual crap ramrodded in there but it seems like they've dialed it up to 11. The opening mission had some of the most cringe worthy dialogue I've seen in awhile.

I like Mass Effect games so I'm trying to stay optimistic but the gameplay demos so far have been derivative crap. It seems like as a studio Bioware either isn't interested in taking creative risks or they're being hamstrung by their parent company.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
29. Re: New GeForce Drivers and GTX 1080 Ti Reviews Mar 13, 2017, 16:25 Verno
 
HorrorScope wrote on Mar 13, 2017, 16:14:
Exactly right they are not on the most important screens to me ever... Mine. Zero. Get control of your pc's people. I can't take on the pain of the world.

No one asked you to give a fuck, you're the one saying it isn't a problem to anyone else just because it doesn't affect you. Asking average users to understand that ads = "Show sync provider notifications" is pretty dumb, much like expecting everyone else to share your technical acumen.

So don't worry, no one wants you to take on anything, go back to sleep.

This comment was edited on Mar 13, 2017, 16:35.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
9. Re: New GeForce Drivers and GTX 1080 Ti Reviews Mar 13, 2017, 12:54 Verno
 
HorrorScope wrote on Mar 13, 2017, 12:38:
Right, I did all my units to Win10 for free, many. Haven't seen an ad yet. I'm lucky that way. Now if there were ads and I couldn't do anything about them, yes that would get under me some, if it were kept to a minimum, probably can swallow. However if it became like the Xbox, then yes problem. Still have those Win7 images on file just in case. But until then... I'm going with what my eyes see and my mind tells me, so far, zero ads. Wait let me count them one more time... yes zero.

Its out of the box configured to display ads dude. OneDrive in File Explorer, ads on the start screen, Ads for the notification center and even Windows Spotlight itself shows ads on the screen saver. Maybe you haven't noticed them or disabled them but they are certainly there.

I hate ads in general but I recognize its totally fine for Microsoft to do whatever they want with their OS. In fact I've frequently defended Windows 10 on here when people are spouting bullshit about it. What I don't like is their attempt to mask the settings from users. Be clear and transparent, it's not so much to ask regardless of how much anyone paid for the product.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 13, 2017, 12:08 Verno
 
Yeah I'm not thrilled with their efforts to turn the userbase into ad mine for themselves. I would be more ok with it if they didn't try to hide the toggles under different categories and other bullshit. If they aren't doing anything wrong then don't try to obfuscate it.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
4. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 13, 2017, 11:57 Verno
 
Zelda is the only Switch game that is worth buying anyway  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
29. Re: Steam Top 10 Mar 13, 2017, 08:55 Verno
 
In case anyone was wondering, Wildlands is a soulless piece of shit. Same shitty formula from Far Cry with outposts combined with the Ubisoft Terrain Generator 2.0. The world feels empty and pointless, much like your generic and repetitive objectives in it.

It is a bad game.
 
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News Comments > Morning Patches
10. Re: Morning Patches Mar 10, 2017, 17:07 Verno
 
Yes, yes, 'it should have been there to begin with!'. I think they know that. (How could they not know that by now?!) I really have to commend the devs that are still there at HG working on this, after the dumpster firestorm of shit and subsequent damning to hell for eternity that was it's release.

I won't commend them, they don't get brownie points from me for doing the right thing after fucking over so many people. They lied to their customers and failed to deliver on heavily marketed features. The least they can do is patch the game.

Does anyone realistically think this will ever be like what was promised? I have zero faith in their long term interest in the game, especially given their recent staff postings.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
8. Re: Game Reviews Mar 10, 2017, 15:38 Verno
 
Darks wrote on Mar 10, 2017, 10:32:
I don't see how there can be any proper reviews of Wildlands out yet. Its going to take anyone a few good weeks of solid game play to get though all of the content and story.

There is no way I can take anyones review of this game as solid.

The press are often given advance play copies. I feel like someone can still offer a substantive opinion on a game even if they don't fully complete the story, its contextual.

Even if I agreed with you, the gameplay is dinged pretty badly in the review too and has little to do with his story beefs.
 
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News Comments > New GeForce Drivers and GTX 1080 Ti Reviews
5. Re: New GeForce Drivers and GTX 1080 Ti Reviews Mar 9, 2017, 11:49 Verno
 
sauron wrote on Mar 9, 2017, 10:48:
Wow, if I had bought a 1080, I would be pretty annoyed by this. The Ti seems to replace that card since it is significantly faster and a similar price? Or am I getting my facts wrong?

Why? I own a 1080 and I have no need for this currently. I don't game at 4k and its been driving my setup fine for almost a year. I don't begrudge them putting out a newer iteration, I'm used to the inevitable march of progress. Something newer is always around the corner, you have to buy for your current needs.
 
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News Comments > Ion Cancelled
6. Re: Ion Cancelled Mar 8, 2017, 08:44 Verno
 
Dean Hall seems to be a great ideas guy who is not so good on follow through. Calling him a wanker seems pretty harsh, he just needs to hook up with someone who can rein him in whenever he goes off track into featureland.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
68. Re: Game Developers Choice Awards Mar 8, 2017, 08:17 Verno
 
Rigs wrote on Mar 7, 2017, 21:54:
Just couldn't keep your mouth shut, could ya?

Kind of an ironic comment considering the source, probably wouldn't be what I would've led with. Also kind of weird that you keep tabs on me but whatever floats your boat I guess.

You wouldn't understand trying to be civil and mature and taking the high road out of an argument. Out of the whole argument, out of everything that was said, you picked that to have a problem with. Inquisitive Did I not word it correctly for your tastes, o' wise one? Please, by all means, teach me the error of my ways... Movingalong

Sepharo already mentioned it but as usual you are completely unwilling to ever admit you could be handling something incorrectly and go on the offensive. Picking or continuing fights with people, calling them a bunch of names, editing their quotes after putting them on ignore then responding yet again and so on is not the high road. If you want to ignore people then just ignore them, no one cares and the posturing looks silly.

You can get in a bunch of insults or whatever now, I just wanted to clarify since it seemed like you weren't understanding despite saying you did. I won't follow up further to this topic as its just going to descend further.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 7, 2017, 17:19 Verno
 
The attach rate on Zelda is going to be absolutely insane, like Halo numbers.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
21. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 7, 2017, 17:11 Verno
 
I checked out Zelda at a buddys place and its one of the coolest games I've ever played. Most of the people here are just going off random reddit posts and acting like they are gospel for all owners.

The Switch is really underpowered compared to a gaming PC...and no one really cares apparently. Gameplay trumps all, look at Zelda. I like a lot of the franchises on Nintendo consoles so I'll probably pick one up, using my adult wallet and everything.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
59. Re: Game Developers Choice Awards Mar 7, 2017, 14:01 Verno
 
Rigs wrote on Mar 4, 2017, 23:29:
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 4, 2017, 15:47:
>Childish bullshit<

I'm sorry that I clicked your name to see what you said, since you're now 'Ignored'.

Rolleyes Rolleyes Rolleyes
 
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News Comments > Hello Games New Project Plans
1. Re: Hello Games New Project Plans Mar 3, 2017, 10:12 Verno
 
They made one of the largest disappointments in gaming history so I doubt I will be checking out their follow up. I don't feel like they've adequately delivered on the initial promises, let alone earned a reprieve on a sequel. Big meh.

Sean Murray lied his ass off about NMS too so whatever they say about this game, expect the opposite.
 
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