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News Comments > Steam Top 10
34. Re: Steam Top 10 Jan 25, 2016, 14:20 Slashman
 
descender wrote on Jan 25, 2016, 13:04:
I was very done with Mass Effect gameplay halfway through the second game, and they did absolutely nothing to improve on it in the third game. The ME combat in 2/3 bored me to tears. So... It is possible to play a full 40+hour game and not actually enjoy doing it. The 120+ hours already invested in 1+2's story were the only reason I kept playing 3. The only reason I got through 3 was literally... to see how shitty the ending was that everyone kept talking about. Next time I'll just google up a synopsis, what a waste of time.

The entire Mass Effect series can be summed up for me as great 'stories' with a shitty ending... and awful, terrible gameplay.

I've been playing through KOTOR2 since SW:TFA came out and it's incredible how much better a proper RPG is.

The Mass Effect series gameplay was decent. It was a 3rd person, squad-based, cover shooter with powers. I'm not sure what you could possibly expect from it that it didn't deliver. I'd say ME 3 had the best of the formula for it out of the rest. Not as much tedious inventory management as 1 but not as needlessly streamlined as 2.

I agree with pretty much everything that Jerykk has been saying. If you don't like certain aspects of a game, but you continue to put hours and hours into it, either something is wrong with you mentally or you didn't hate it quite as much as you say you did.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
13. Re: Steam Top 10 Jan 24, 2016, 20:38 Slashman
 
Orogogus wrote on Jan 24, 2016, 19:01:
jdreyer wrote on Jan 24, 2016, 14:56:
IIRC, cheaters who get continuously banned just keep buying new copies. Hard for Valve to fix the cheating when it's such a lucrative revenue stream.

It seems hard to fix whether it's lucrative or not. Without advancement and grind to incur significant regression when people get banned, what can they do? IP bans can be circumvented at the same time they produce false positives. They're not going to require buyers to produce government-issued ID, either. How could they fix it if they were motivated?

This is one of the reasons I don't really do online multiplayer games anymore.

I'd honestly prefer a good old LAN party with mostly folks I know, but those days seem to have died right off.
 
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News Comments > Endless Legend Shifters Announced
2. Re: Endless Legend Shifters Announced Jan 22, 2016, 15:19 Slashman
 
They've really been doing great things.

Looking forward to more from them.
 
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News Comments > Paragon Trailer
4. Re: Paragon Trailer Jan 21, 2016, 08:57 Slashman
 
Yeah more MOBAs. We can never get enough of those amirite?  
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News Comments > Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak Released
6. Re: Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak Released Jan 21, 2016, 08:27 Slashman
 
rist3903 wrote on Jan 21, 2016, 05:32:
Unfortunately AI tends to be one of the least likely parts of a game to be changed post launch.


Mostly because it is one of the hardest things to program well in the first place. And the payoff is way lower than for better graphics, animation, gameplay and story. Unless an AI is glaringly bad, it will likely satisfy most RTS players to run through the campaign once.

I wish things were different but our organic brains are way OP and need a nerf. Wall
 
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News Comments > Evochron Legacy Launches
7. Re: Evochron Legacy Launches Jan 21, 2016, 08:23 Slashman
 
harlock wrote on Jan 21, 2016, 07:49:
this dude has been going strong for like 15 years now...

however, i wonder why he hasnt moved on to implementing a storyline type structure by now, since hes definitely got all the supporting systems very refined and perfected at this point

I think he's focused on the sandbox gameplay. Honestly I can't blame him. Egosoft has been doing storyline structure for years and that's still the part of the X games I find most pointless and boring.

I'm fine with making my own stories as long as there is enough variety in gameplay to do it.
 
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News Comments > Evochron Legacy Launches
4. Re: Evochron Legacy Launches Jan 21, 2016, 01:37 Slashman
 
Suppa7 wrote on Jan 20, 2016, 22:42:
Too bad this game is not fun. I'll take freespace 2 anyday.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhAR8rWPluQ

Too bad your opinion is not everyone else's...
 
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News Comments > Blade & Soul Launches
9. Re: Blade & Soul Launches Jan 19, 2016, 13:59 Slashman
 
MMOs just need to frakkin' die already.

Everything is shitty. Everything!
 
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News Comments > Keep Your Free CONSORTIUM
17. Re: Keep Your Free CONSORTIUM Jan 18, 2016, 13:55 Slashman
 
Porn-O-Matic wrote on Jan 18, 2016, 13:28:
Free games are cool, but CONSORTIUM is an oddball if you ask me. I finished it the first time around in under 2 hours, and I found the dialog to be tedious and confusing. I'm sure I'll have another go at it, but I honestly don't see why it gets such great reviews.

I'm guessing you didn't read anything at all. I know that's really last gen(well pre-last gen) but I got the impression that you were supposed to pay attention to some of the details.
 
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News Comments > Keep Your Free CONSORTIUM
14. Re: Keep Your Free CONSORTIUM Jan 18, 2016, 11:14 Slashman
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 18, 2016, 09:08:
Retired wrote on Jan 18, 2016, 06:54:
Bah, I work 12 hours, 3 on 3 off. I love it.
Have a buddy who used to have a 10 hour, 4 on 4 off schedule. Now that rocked.

I'll take that please!!!
 
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News Comments > Keep Your Free CONSORTIUM
7. Re: Keep Your Free CONSORTIUM Jan 17, 2016, 22:15 Slashman
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 17, 2016, 19:06:
Slashman wrote on Jan 17, 2016, 18:50:
That was more than decent of them. Now someone find me time to play it! Its been in my Steam library forever!!
No problem, just convince your employer to let you work four 10 hour days instead of five 8 hour days. BAM! Free day every week.

Yeah I'm sure my boss would be really understanding of my needs to get my gaming library all caught up...
 
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News Comments > Keep Your Free CONSORTIUM
4. Re: Keep Your Free CONSORTIUM Jan 17, 2016, 18:50 Slashman
 
That was more than decent of them. Now someone find me time to play it! Its been in my Steam library forever!!  
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Sells 1.4M
15. Re: Elite: Dangerous Sells 1.4M Jan 14, 2016, 13:32 Slashman
 
Thinking about jumping in on this at some point. Not too worried about the 'lack of content'. I'm fine with some space trucking.

Just need a flightstick.

 
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News Comments > EA Launches Origin Access Subscriptions
51. Re: EA Launches Origin Access Subscriptions Jan 13, 2016, 13:39 Slashman
 
Luke wrote on Jan 13, 2016, 09:27:
InBlack wrote on Jan 13, 2016, 08:44:
Why should Valve be entitled to selling every single PC game from all publishers? That's bullshit.
yes why ?

That's called being the middleman. They have a huge selection of games, a huge install base and the needs of the market dictate that people like a uniform storefront where they can buy everything. Valve is not entitled, they are running a business. If EA or anyone else wants to sell their games on their own, they are welcome to do so. I don't get it, everyone is taking this so personally when it's just business.

I don't get it, everyone is taking this so personally when it's just business

Sometimes one have to look a little ahead and say : but is it a good model they run for the game industri too big, too much gathered in one place , lets get it more spread out instead of one "place"

This would be a better argument if Steam ever forced anyone to sell only on their storefront and/or if they ever tried to prevent anyone from selling their goods in multiple places. Neither of those scenarios is true.
 
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News Comments > EA Launches Origin Access Subscriptions
44. Re: EA Launches Origin Access Subscriptions Jan 13, 2016, 09:19 Slashman
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Jan 13, 2016, 06:14:

Complete bullshit. What "anyone with a brain" could really see is that EA did not want to share 30% of every sale with the fat ass of Gabe when they could just as well do sales via their own backend.
They also still have some of their games on Steam by the way. And the sole reason EA got kicked off Steam was DLC.
EA wanted to keep selling DLC from within their games. Steam said nope, you either go through us with every sale or you can pack your shit and go outright. And EA was, like, OK then we go outright and do our own store where we can sell DLC any way we want.
That's it. That's all there was ever to it. End of story.

And Valve was not in the wrong there. There was a huge and annoying mess when DA:O launched and people had to go through another storefront and registration service just to unlock DLC that they should have been able to access via Steam.

I do think it's a bunch of BS to peddle DLC from within a copy of a game that is sold on a different platform with no sort of control by the store that sold the game in the first place.

For one thing, it would be a tech support nightmare when someone has issues with a DLC screwing up their game and can't get support from the same place they bought it because no one has any friggin' idea that this particular piece of DLC exists in the first place.

EA could inject any kind of shit update into the game and no one would be the wiser and Valve would still be viewed as being accountable.

No matter how you twist that, no one else tries to sell DLC separately when they put a game on someone's digital storefront. That's just shitty.

By the way, Origin is not the only exclusive store. Battle.net only has Blizzard games and you can not buy Blizz games anywhere else except at retailers.

You're right. But Blizzard didn't start down one road and then suddenly do an about face. They never sold in anyone else's digital store.

In an ideal world I think that the big publishers should all get together and offer up a unified storefront but until then I can fully understand that not everyone is keen on sharing 30% with the fatso empire. Why should Valve be entitled to selling every single PC game from all publishers? That's bullshit.

Do you even really understand the great deal that Steam offers to developers and publishers? Do you even talk to any developers? Steam has ZERO upfront charges for hosting your games. They make money ONLY when you make money. That's absolutely shitty of them right? No bandwidth charges. No storage hosting fees. No limit on patches or updates. Money only when a sale is made unless you are using their Steamworks for encryption DRM. As far as I know...NO other digital store has that kind of setup. Not even GOG.

EA is guilty of some serious shitty business practices and crappy retard games, or a combination of both like Star Wars Battlefront, but you can't really blame them for running their own store after they got kicked out by Valve. Or just generally blame them for not being willing to sacrifice 30% on the altar of Jabba the Gabe.

Sure you can blame EA. Because they started with the shitty practice of putting NPCs in their games to peddle DLC to open up gated content. That's not sleazy at all right?

Again, I have no idea why you and others hold Valve or Gabe Newell in a negative light for continuing to promote and help PC gaming like no other digital distributor has done.

They're not perfect, but they sure as hell haven't ever done any of the shit that EA has in terms of nickel and diming the shit out of every customer.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
24. Re: ArcheAge Head Start Issues Jan 11, 2016, 07:12 Slashman
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 11, 2016, 01:26:
Shok wrote on Jan 10, 2016, 23:27:
Grim Dawn has its hooks in me. Excellent game I picked up in the steam Xmas sale due to someone recommending it here. Started playing a few days ago and time has ceased to matter to me in the only way a pooter game can do that.

How does it compare to others in the genre: D3, TL2, PoE?

IMO it is pretty much better in every way.

It has a multi-class build system where you can mix any two of the class masteries: Shaman, Demolitionist, Soldier, Occultist, Arcanist. Very high build and character customization. Crafting and its not an easy game. They don't hold your hand a lot.

You really can't lose with it. It's feature complete too. They are just getting ready for a final polish and balance pass but I have not crashed once or noticed any bugs that really need attention.
 
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News Comments > EVE: Valkyrie Testing This Month
17. Re: EVE: Valkyrie Testing This Month Jan 7, 2016, 13:44 Slashman
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 7, 2016, 02:20:
Vall Forran wrote on Jan 6, 2016, 22:58:
I WANT an arcade-y flight sim like Valkyrie. That's what Freespace 2 was.

You guys are really bitchy about space games you'll never play.

I like how the gameplay looks. What I don't like is how CCP does business and thinks a griefing model is a solid business plan - hence why they'll always be relegated to niche game company. It's a shame otherwise I would have got on board Eve ages ago.


I played EVE for a year and a half or so and never got podded. And this is even though I frequently went into low sec space on my own personal trade runs and frequently mined in low sec space with friends or alone.

You kinda make your own luck in EVE for the most part. At least that's how it was. Not sure if that's still true today as I don't really do MMOs anymore.

 
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News Comments > On Sale
5. Re: On Sale Jan 3, 2016, 22:12 Slashman
 
I didn't buy anything big this year.

Interplanetary. Grim Dawn. Dungeon of the Endless.

Grim Dawn is friggin awesome!!!
 
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News Comments > PC Killer Instinct a Windows 10 Exclusive
10. Re: PC Killer Instinct a Windows 10 Exclusive Jan 3, 2016, 17:06 Slashman
 
It's crap like this that makes me wonder exactly who is pulling the strings up there in Redmond.

Why would a console-focused fighting game (and not even a hugely popular one) be considered some sort of killer app for Windows 10 exclusivity?

To answer your question Jerykk, they only want to APPEAR to support PC gaming (I don't even think they know what that means honestly). What they still want more than anything else is for XBox 1 to become the default gaming system in most households.

 
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News Comments > Op Ed
17. Re: Op Ed Jan 2, 2016, 18:58 Slashman
 
Aw friggin' hell! I'm agreeing with Cutter again!!! Wall  
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