theyarecomingforyou wrote on Jun 18, 2012, 10:31:
But most of the time estimated playthrough times are hugely exaggerated.
That means I expect it will take about 10hrs to complete, which is disappointing considering that Deus Ex: Human Revolution was 25hrs for me.
Obviously anyone can stretch out a game but I generally find there is no enjoyment in doing that. I completed RAGE is about 12hrs and everybody immediately stated I must be wrong and that I must have rushed through the game - the reality is that I have no interest in exploring random nooks and crannies if there's no reward in doing so.
Yakubs wrote on Jun 18, 2012, 10:25:StingingVelvet wrote on Jun 18, 2012, 10:01:
I fall under the twice as long category for sure. I always take longer than estimates, which is why I roll my eyes when people act like estimates are inflated...
Just because some minority of players are REALLY slow at finishing games doesn't mean these estimates aren't inflated. Your logic is bizarre.
Sempai wrote on Jun 13, 2012, 04:12:
Yeah, it really is too bad a game like Swtor was your first experience.
Mr. Tact wrote on Jun 13, 2012, 07:34:ochentay4 wrote on Jun 13, 2012, 06:44:
Sorry I was that hard. But some comments are really really stupid. If I'm a politically correct asshole for correcting someone who thinks that US Residents are the only AMERICANS in the fucking continent, then ok.
This is not meant as a provocation of any kind, I don't know the answer to this question: Are there residents of any country other than the US that actually refer to themselves as "Americans"? I assume people in Canada think of themselves as Canadians, in Mexico as Mexicans, in Columbia as Columbians, in Brazil as Brazilians, etc, etc..
And if it is "improper" in some way for residents of the US to call themselves "Americans" what should we call ourselves?
Jerykk wrote on Jun 11, 2012, 12:31:
I never said Crysis 2 sucks. I said I haven't bothered trying it yet because Crysis was underwhelming and I have no real interest in Crysis 3. I do have to question your "stupid illusion of freedom" statement. Does that mean that Crysis 2 offers genuine freedom? Or that it offers no freedom at all and doesn't even pretend to? Everything I've seen and read suggests that C2 is a much more linear game than the first one.
Prez wrote on Jun 10, 2012, 15:53:Who are you kidding?
I expect no one, since I'm not attempting to. Whatever you thought of the quality of Quake 4, it was designed the way it was (instead of a flashier Quake 3) because Quake singleplayer was vastly more popular than its multiplayer according to id themselves. And while multiplayer purists always claim that the singleplayer portions of Unreal Tournament games are nothing more than training for online, the fact of the matter is (again according to the developer themselves) is that the vast majority prefer to play them singleplayer against bots. Why do you think Epic spends so much effort on making quality bots? UT's bots are the best in the business by a country mile, and for me playing against bots that you can tweak to give you a perfect match every time is way more preferrable than dealing with the unpredictability of real people.
Again, I only point this out to illustrate that despite the industry's moving more and more to F2P (which are multiplayer-only devoid of an offline component), many gamers aren't thrilled at the loss of even more singleplayer games that such a move causes. Crysis is predominantly a singleplayer series, and I still want to vomit when I think of Mechwarrior Online, given how incredibly awesome the trailer released a while back looked. That trailer screamed "singleplayer". Planetside and Tribes going F2P is all very well; those were already multiplayer games. It's the games like MW and Crysis that were better at being singleplayer going F2P that I find so damn discouraging.
Jerykk wrote on Jun 9, 2012, 07:38:I've played Rage start to finish twice on a high-end PC and xbox...the 360 wins.
I'm pretty sure others would beg to differ. If you have a good system (with an Nvidia card), the latest drivers and the latest patch for RAGE, the PC version looks better than the Xbox version and runs equally well.
Not really seeing your point. You claimed that next-gen consoles might be as powerful as high-end PC's. I explained why they won't be. If next-gen consoles aren't going to be as powerful as my PC, why would I abandon PC gaming? The PC versions of multiplatform games will still look, run and play better than the console versions.
Dev wrote on Jun 8, 2012, 23:31:
Probably because they are still hoping to sell them after the next gen console is out. Just like past console gen changeovers, where they continue to sell the old gen for a while.
I doubt its because they think it will be 2 years before next gen comes out.