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Signed On Aug 1, 2008, 12:28
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News Comments > Jade Empire Free on Origin
8. Re: Jade Empire Free on Origin Nov 15, 2015, 17:49 Slashman
 
Kajetan wrote on Nov 15, 2015, 17:16:
ItBurn wrote on Nov 15, 2015, 17:05:
I loved both Kotor games, but I hated Jade Empire, a lot. It was a terrrrible port on PC.
It was NOT a terrible port. It was quite a decent, well done port. Controls, graphics, all good.

But i hated it. Thinking that i would get some kind of RPG, like most Bioware games were, i got a brawler instead. I hate brawlers because i suck at playing them.

You 'suck' at brawlers because you don't like them and don't want to learn play them. Unless you have some handicap or other, there is no reason you couldn't learn to play a fighting game. It's not rocket science.

It's like some other dude I know who declared that he hates RPGs because he sucks at them. You know...because every single RPG in the world has the same mechanics and rules and so he sucks at every one...even the most simple and straightforward ones. So everything from CRPGs to JRPGs to ARPGs play the same, so one can make a universal statement like that with confidence.

I don't like certain types of games. It doesn't mean I suck at them or that I couldn't play them from start to finish, I just don't like them.
 
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News Comments > MechWarrior Online Coming to Steam
19. Re: MechWarrior Online Coming to Steam Nov 14, 2015, 18:16 Slashman
 
Tomas wrote on Nov 14, 2015, 17:33:
Every time there is a post on blues about MWO the same crap is said.

Yes it has lots of things you can complain about, but at the sane time there are lots of us who, complaints aside, play it a lot. It's not for everyone, but for some people it's still a fun ride. I've played thousands of matches and i still enjoy it.

It's not pay to win. Every time someone says that I have to wonder if they understand what the phrase even means. I've spent about 40 dollars on the game, mostly to buy mech bays and one light hero. I currently own 50 mechs. As I noted, only one was bought with real money. I've never once felt someone could part money to win. It's just not true. Sure you can post money to get more stuff, but there's a metric crap ton you can get for no money. All that said, if you don't like the game the grind will suck. If you do like it the grind still sucks but at least you enjoy playing so you'll cope. There is a serious economy grind and it should but probably won't get fixed.

Is it ready for steam? Not really, but they seem committed. I don't think it'll hurt anything, but they will lose a lot of new players quickly because of various barriers to getting started. The steam launch could be a lot stronger.

This game gets way more hate than it deserves. Yes it has a checkered past. But in the end, like I said, lots of us still play it more than any other game.

You know that's great and all but there are a lot of us who really just wanted a good single-player MW game with optional multiplayer. Not this F2P nonsense.

So yeah. It gets a lot of hate because not only is it not that, but it's still lackluster as what it is. All the things the people who have been playing it want that it still doesn't deliver, like decent, official clan systems integrated into the game contribute to the blah feeling.

So yeah, it's not the worst F2P game out there. Big freaking whoop! That must surely automatically make it great.
 
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News Comments > MechWarrior Online Coming to Steam
11. Re: MechWarrior Online Coming to Steam Nov 14, 2015, 16:18 Slashman
 
Is a good single-player MW game too much to ask?  
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News Comments > Mordheim: City of the Damned Campaign Trailer
2. Re: Mordheim: City of the Damned Campaign Trailer Nov 12, 2015, 13:58 Slashman
 
I've been keeping a not-really-close eye on it but never jumped in on EA.

It looks cool enough to buy.

 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda N7 Day Trailer
14. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda N7 Day Trailer Nov 7, 2015, 19:10 Slashman
 
harlock wrote on Nov 7, 2015, 18:56:
i wonder if the new AAA RPGs are gonna try to copy any Witcher 3 type features in some way

You mean great value for money and respect for their customer base? Doubtful...
 
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News Comments > Anno 2205 Released
3. Re: Anno 2205 Released Nov 3, 2015, 21:17 Slashman
 
Alamar wrote on Nov 3, 2015, 20:38:
I know just about nothing about this series, and that video doesn't help other than 'It appears to be an RTS'...

Is the previous Anno any good?

Word from Steam reviews is that this offers less than the previous Anno. It is story only. Has much more 'streamlined' gameplay and no longer has factions.

Anno games are kind-of city builders but not in the traditional Sim City sense. They deal with resource management and harvesting. Environmental impacts, military conflict and trade. The previous one also had a sandbox mode as well as a story mode.

 
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News Comments > Avalanche Studios Layoffs
3. Re: Avalanche Studios Layoffs Nov 2, 2015, 12:52 Slashman
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 2, 2015, 11:00:
Is there really a point to announcing these things, particularly calling them layoffs when they're really just expired contracts? The nature of employment in gaming is pretty migratory except for the major shops anyway.

This mostly.
 
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News Comments > BATTLETECH Hits PvP Stretch Goal
7. Re: BATTLETECH Hits PvP Stretch Goal Nov 2, 2015, 12:00 Slashman
 
I was really hoping this stretch goal would fail so they could concentrate on the single player aspects. Wasn't really looking for a PvP experience with this.  
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News Comments > Valve's VSync Experiments
9. Re: Valve's VSync Experiments Oct 31, 2015, 08:41 Slashman
 
I don't like screen tearing period. So if I have to vsync to get rid of it, then I vsync.  
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News Comments > Batman: Arkham Knight Rerelease Wednesday
5. Re: Batman: Arkham Knight Rerelease Wednesday Oct 25, 2015, 17:02 Slashman
 
Creston wrote on Oct 25, 2015, 16:17:
Now, get out there and Be The Batman!

When the game reaches 5 bucks, I will.

What he said!
 
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News Comments > New Star Citizen Alpha
39. Re: New Star Citizen Alpha Oct 25, 2015, 09:20 Slashman
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Oct 25, 2015, 09:04:
I love it when people talk about ELite Dangerous not delivering because one thing they've promised was cut. Nevermind about everything else. Some of you guys need a serious reality check.
Or just quit this whole gaming as a hobby thing because it is clearly not for you. Try bingo or chess or some shit like that.

Actually...chess totally under-delivered and it needs a serious balance pass. So you better get your facts in order Mister!
 
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
3. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Oct 21, 2015, 17:41 Slashman
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 21, 2015, 15:22:
Infinity- Battlescape by I-Novae Studios Kickstarter.

That looks gorgeous. What's the game play though? Just shooting?

And likely multiplayer-only to which I say GTFO!!!
 
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Rebel Galaxy
5. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Rebel Galaxy Oct 21, 2015, 09:26 Slashman
 
I grabbed it and I'm enjoying it so far.

It's not as easy as I thought it would be and the galaxy is a dangerous place. Responding to a distress signal might just be a pirate trap. Skull

Getting the hang of combat takes a bit, but it's pretty rewarding. Think of it like pirate ship battles in a sense. But with lasers, missiles and proton canons.

I have not done much of the plot. I've been exploring the starting system and looking for trade routes. It's no Starpoint Gemini in terms of depth, but for someone who's looking for that more casual privateer vibe, I say give it a go. $17 is not a lot.

One other note is that even surviving a tough battle may still leave you with a bunch of ship repairs that don't make it worthwhile. I kind of like that risk aspect.
 
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News Comments > Sword Coast Legends Launches
5. Re: Sword Coast Legends Launches Oct 20, 2015, 10:09 Slashman
 
Guess I'm going back to waiting for a proper NWN game. *sigh*  
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News Comments > Raven's Cry Renamed; Rerelease Plans
7. Re: Raven's Cry Renamed; Rerelease Plans Oct 19, 2015, 12:17 Slashman
 
I never saw it as an AC competitor. From the lets plays it was much slower and trying to be gritty.

It just looked clunky and uninspired. Like they wanted to do a poor-man's pirate Witcher game. A really sucky version.
 
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News Comments > Raven's Cry Renamed; Rerelease Plans
4. Re: Raven's Cry Renamed; Rerelease Plans Oct 19, 2015, 10:46 Slashman
 
Strongly suspect it will still suck.

I can't imagine they rewrote the whole thing from scratch and that is what needed to happen based on every review and player impression I have seen.
 
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News Comments > BATTLETECH Expanded Merc Campaign Coming
5. Re: BATTLETECH Expanded Merc Campaign Coming Oct 18, 2015, 15:00 Slashman
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Oct 18, 2015, 14:08:
Slashman wrote on Oct 18, 2015, 12:05:
The odds will likely always be against you anyway.

This is why you stack heat sinks and FIRE EVERYTHING!!!!

What about if you miss???
 
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News Comments > Sunday Interviews
7. Re: Sunday Interviews Oct 18, 2015, 12:50 Slashman
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 18, 2015, 12:18:
Weird that they're talking about an ME remake. That game hardly needs one. It still looks fantastic. Or are they talking about consoles?

I think remakes are something that should be done for select games made maybe 15 or 20 years ago. I'd love the the following get an HD remake, for example:
- X-Wing series
- System Shock
- Mechwarrior
- Hexen & Heretic

Actually why are there no more Heretic or Hexen games being made?
 
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News Comments > BATTLETECH Expanded Merc Campaign Coming
3. Re: BATTLETECH Expanded Merc Campaign Coming Oct 18, 2015, 12:05 Slashman
 
I don't think the AI should be a problem since it will only have to deal with tactical turn-based battles. It's not a 4x.

The odds will likely always be against you anyway.
 
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News Comments > Endless Series Sells 2M
5. Re: Endless Series Sells 2M Oct 16, 2015, 18:09 Slashman
 
I strongly suspect that Endless Space 2 will suffer from this problem as well.

The issue is that most 4x developers can't do proper combat so we get these flimsy-ass excuses like "We don't want people to micro-manage in combat" or "If we do tactical combat, the people that like empire management will complain'.

No one wants to say, "we really just suck at this". And unfortunately, that's exactly the case.

That's partly why no one else has been able to do decent combat like Sword of the Stars. It's sad...
 
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