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Signed On Jul 25, 2009, 17:36
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News Comments > Star Wars: Battlefront II Multiplayer Beta Opens
11. Re: Star Wars: Battlefront II Multiplayer Beta Opens Oct 6, 2017, 14:40 Rhett
 
aka_STEVE wrote on Oct 6, 2017, 14:19:
Fool me once, shame on you EA......- fool me twice, not gonna happen.


Seriously though, it looks great - but how does it play ??
The 1st looked great but played so shallow/ hollow ... I can't imagine they just totally turned it around this time. ?

There's more meat and some more mechanics, but it still feels shallow in my book. Though I'm really not sure how they could do any better given the SW universe and how basic troopers are supposed to be... These games are cinematic more than anything.

Again, Jedi Knight III! That was a great formula/game. This feels like a little of both, but not enough to make a full game.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 6, 2017, 12:22 Rhett
 
Nevermind the press that clean energy would get.

But no, Trump, you give those reporters some free paper towels.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: Battlefront II Multiplayer Beta Opens
5. Re: Star Wars: Battlefront II Multiplayer Beta Opens Oct 6, 2017, 12:19 Rhett
 
Wash Washburne wrote on Oct 6, 2017, 11:25:
Might give it a whirl, more interested in the flight model rather than anything else, curious how much they managed to improve it over the flight model in Battlefront 1, which was meh ok at best.

As far as the rest of the game....still no saber duels and judging from their videos, really shiny, however, looks like the game play is rather the same as Battlefront 1.


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After 30min of game play:

Flight model is still garbage.

FoV stuck at 55 and it's just a cluster fuck. Meh...

Can change the FOV in documents/settings (profile config) but.. yeah.. I don't get why it isn't changeable in-game.

Apparently borderless windowed mode "fixes" the colors too.

I played yesterday, and one match it put me into a server with 3 other players (a total of 4/40 players in the match). Next one was fine, but that was.. odd.

I know the first one felt arcadey, but this one feels worse in that regard. Also the aggressive and over-used motion blur on all of the menus and the minimap bothered me (personally - doesn't seem to bother everyone) a lot, when that stuff normally doesn't.

Lastly, had rubberbanding at times, multiple times, surprisingly.

I wasn't excited for it, and still am not, but it has a decent core to it. I like the new gameplay features (using points to buy special classes/vehicles), but I'm surprised they put out an open beta like this, given how open betas have been treated recently.

In fact, all this game made me want was another Jedi Knight/Jedi Academy game...
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
3. Re: Op Ed Sep 29, 2017, 11:01 Rhett
 
Yeah, I was gonna say... It's just a different way of handling it.

Pretty disgusting how common this loot box mechanic is getting though.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: WWII PC Open Beta Begins
3. Re: Call of Duty: WWII PC Open Beta Begins Sep 28, 2017, 21:45 Rhett
 
Free open beta and it's already "Mostly Negative". Heh.

Visually looks pretty decent, but I won't ever touch another COD.
 
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News Comments > Fortnite Battle Royale Launches
18. Re: Fortnite Battle Royale Launches Sep 26, 2017, 18:29 Rhett
 
This reminds me of H1Z1 and then them releasing KOTH or whatever it was.  
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News Comments > Ironsight Aims Westward
1. Re: Ironsight Aims Westward Sep 23, 2017, 16:15 Rhett
 
It's like Call of Duty: Advanced Brink Warfare... weird...  
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News Comments > PUBG vs Fortnite
3. Re: PUBG vs Fortnite Sep 22, 2017, 10:17 Rhett
 
Except PUBG did all of it way, way better. It has ARMA roots. H1Z1 is just a twitchy gimmickfest, and Fortnite's just too arcadey with questionable mechanics (forced third person, base building(??) and traps (??).

The key here is one is a really good game that's grounded and the main guy behind it has ARMA roots. The other two are just not nearly as quality (or at least, Fortnite is a very weird fit).


 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
1. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Sep 20, 2017, 11:34 Rhett
 
HAH. Yeah, no, I'm not installing GFE to have a chance to win something. Seems like a desperation move since people appear to be moving away from that software.  
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News Comments > Middle-earth: Shadow of War Video
4. Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of War Video Sep 19, 2017, 11:46 Rhett
 
I mean it looks awesome, and there's tons and tons of gameplay out of it (on PC even). I think it'll do fine.

Probably won't buy it though, even with those crazy GMG discounts. Too much scummery surrounding this one.
 
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News Comments > Divinity: Original Sin 2 Nears 500K Sold
8. Re: Divinity: Original Sin 2 Nears 500K Sold Sep 18, 2017, 23:27 Rhett
 
Yeah, it's crazy. I can't wait to play through with mods (QOL and otherwise) too, just like XCOM. And also in co-op (solo atm - sole gamer friend is out of town sadly).  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
11. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 18, 2017, 06:01 Rhett
 
DOS 2 is so damn good all around. Play it, people! It doesn't even have DRM.

I have no regrets buying it. I haven't played a CRPG in ages, but I love XCOM/XCOM 2, and this is up my alley. I got it for the gameplay especially, but the voice acting/writing is hooking me.

Get it with a friend if possible.
 
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News Comments > Ghost Recon: Wildlands Ghost War Open Beta This Month
1. Re: Ghost Recon: Wildlands Ghost War Open Beta This Month Sep 14, 2017, 01:35 Rhett
 
Definitely pictured to be a cheatfest, sadly.  
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News Comments > Divinity: Original Sin 2 Trailer
8. Re: Divinity: Original Sin 2 Trailer Sep 13, 2017, 13:06 Rhett
 
And steal everything... You can get so much money in the first town just by stealing (creatively).

Can't wait for DOS 2 either. Looks like it officially releases sometime tomorrow (Thursday) morning/early afternoon, if I understand correctly (USA).
 
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront Season Pass for Free
9. Re: Star Wars Battlefront Season Pass for Free Sep 13, 2017, 13:05 Rhett
 
Creston wrote on Sep 13, 2017, 11:58:
MacLeod wrote on Sep 13, 2017, 10:37:
I'm confused... Doesn't the ultimate edition already come with the Season Pass?


But you'll get it again! For free!

So, is there ANY kind of offline play in this at all? I mean, for 83% off I'm tempted to get it just to gawk at the maps, but are you even able to do that?

Yes, you can play VS AI in a few modes. Also a horde/co-op mode.
 
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News Comments > Play The Division Free This Weekend
6. Re: Play The Division Free This Weekend Sep 13, 2017, 02:52 Rhett
 
Yeah, oddly enough the leveling/progressing and all that is pretty good. Weapons all feel usable, and there's consistent progression and a feeling of wanting to get more perks and such. But once you get to 30 and past all of that, health bars and enemies just get so much tankier.

The first bit to 30 was my most enjoyed part of the game though, minus the beta, which was awesome because everyone was on equal footing. (Darkzone)
 
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News Comments > Middle-earth: Shadow of War Trailer
3. Re: Re:Middle-earth: Shadow of War Trailer Sep 12, 2017, 11:44 Rhett
 
Yeah, very scummy. Also the stuff with that developer/producer that passed away and they're selling DLC to help the family.. except any sales out of the US (and also including certain states) go straight to WB and not the family.

Really want(ed) it, but I will not buy it.
 
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News Comments > Divinity: Original Sin 2 Combat Trailer
9. Re: Divinity: Original Sin 2 Combat Trailer Sep 11, 2017, 09:09 Rhett
 
Dentorro wrote on Sep 11, 2017, 07:30:
I never got far in the first game, once I arrived in the first? city I was stuck running around talking to people to try and get some quests sorted, if you wandered outside the walls you got smashed to pieces without any chance of winning by some mobs 4-5 lvl's higher then you.

Got bored and quit the game, maybe it just starts slow or I missed something.

It does, that first town is kinda overwhelming. DOS 2 handles it better, less NPCs and more direction, but still lots of nooks and crannies to play with. In DOS 1 if you stepped out the wrong side of town, you end up with much higher level enemies than you can deal with. Can't happen in DOS 2, unless you pick fights where fights are not meant to be picked (yet), though once you get some new spells and some armor you can usually make do with some solid strategy.

DOS 2 is still more of the same, just improved all around (IMO). And 4-player-able. Seems better in co-op, especially to get people into the genre that don't normally play it. Though I got another friend to play it and he constantly got us into fights, lol.
 
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News Comments > Divinity: Original Sin 2 Combat Trailer
4. Re: Origin Access Free This Week Sep 10, 2017, 14:43 Rhett
 
It's very similar gameplay-wise, but more options. Strongest spells now use a resource called "Source", which has various ways of being acquired, but isn't automatically generated in combat or anything.

D:OS 2 also handles quests much better IIRC, with easier to read notes and logs so you can figure out what you should be doing.
 
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News Comments > PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS Passes 1M CCUs
5. Re: PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS Passes 1M CCUs Sep 8, 2017, 23:06 Rhett
 
Frijoles wrote on Sep 8, 2017, 22:21:
I should buy this. I'd probably never play though 'cause I'm a lone wolf (pup).

Solo is great too. No worries about downing people, it's just straight up kills. In team modes, if you "kill" someone, it puts them in down-but-not-out status and they can be revived by team mates, but in solo it's a straight kill.

Plus you can auto-match with squads or a partner, and 90% of the time they're cool. There's bannably-enforced rules about TKing and such, so them being douchebags can cost them.
 
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