Quboid wrote on Nov 30, 2012, 20:26:
Does the "offline mode" work-around not work 100%?
If it does, this isn't always-on DRM. If there's a button saying "I don't want your DRM to be on", then it's not always-on DRM. It may still be shitty, which is why I'm on the fence about buying it (especially as it's not on Steam, which I quite like), just not always-on.
Prez wrote on Nov 30, 2012, 15:51:
I like you SV but after your claim some time ago that you didn't have a single pre-patch issue with Fallout 3 I take any claim from you of this nature with an ocean's worth of salt.
Verno wrote on Nov 30, 2012, 15:10:StingingVelvet wrote on Nov 30, 2012, 15:04:
Guess I am the weird one because I never had a problem with Uplay.
Not even slightly surprised to see you saying that in a thread detailing how to get around documented Uplay issues
Jeraxle wrote on Nov 29, 2012, 00:45:
You could always VPN using a European IP address and still download from Steam from a US server. That's what is happening to me now. I'm in Afghanistan, the ISP is satellite to Germany, and my Steam shows up in English, but with Deutsche marks as the currency. Oh, and I'm loading it up now. Granted, it's slow as hell and the war may be over before I get all of it. =)
NegaDeath wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 16:31:ASeven wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 16:26:
And this is what I've been saying here for a long time, the next gen of consoles more than likely will be pretty underwhelming all around. If the 6670 rumor is true then the next generation of consoles may bury the gaming industry instead of saving it.
I have the opposite opinion. If the next gen of consoles has a major spec bump it'll be the end of the industry due to astronomical production costs. Innovation will stagnate due to the dangers of a single failed game collapsing a studio. PC gaming won't take over either, that ship has sailed.
Creston wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 15:59:
Note to developers: STOP TAKING CONTROL AWAY FROM ME, THE PLAYER. If you're that fucking desperate to tell your precious story, MAKE A FUCKING MOVIE.
Quboid wrote on Nov 23, 2012, 16:17:
I've only played Ass Creed 2, because I was interested in the The Ship style multiplayer. However, the mouse control rendered it unplayable - has this improved? I'm not sure what exactly the problem was, possibly horrible acceleration.
Flatline wrote on Nov 21, 2012, 15:32:
It was good, but it needed some design tweaking. On one hand, rolling evoked some motion sickness in me (not much, but it was a puke-machine for some other folks), and I might actually try to do a blur/depth of field effect or something so that while you still get the concept of motion, the entire world isn't crystal clear with your eyes trying to juxtapose that movement with your stationary inner ear.
Jivaro wrote on Nov 21, 2012, 12:36:
Thanks for the feedback folks. It sounds to me like the game doesn't really add to the franchise and that even though the game isn't horrible and I would only be out 6 bucks, my time could probably be better used on something else.
It is one of the things I love about the new XCOM game...it holds up very well to my rose-tinted memories of the original game. The comments here do not give me confidence that my experience with Syndicate would be the same.
Verno wrote on Nov 21, 2012, 09:16:StingingVelvet wrote on Nov 21, 2012, 04:18:
I don't get the bloom complaints, it's supposed to look like Blade Runner future.
It's pretty simple, the bloom was overdone to the point of silliness and done very late in development for seemingly no reason. Comparing the promotional shots to the retail release is almost comical. Adding a shitload of bloom is not the same thing as creating atmosphere. I don't think it's a bad game because of the bloom but it's not exactly hard to see why it bothers people.