OmegaFoRCe wrote on Dec 4, 2020, 06:42:jdreyer wrote on Dec 3, 2020, 17:55:
One thing I don't understand (and I said at the time of the NVidia story) is why someone doesn't offer virtual machines optimized for game streaming on which you could install your O/S, then Steam, then whatever game you wanted. This should be able to bypass any publisher complaints.
Ah but there is such a service! Shadow has been around for a couple of years and they're slowly but surely expanding their services. A lot of Quest VR folks have been using Shadow for their Virtual Desktop/Oculus Link experiences.
VaranDragon wrote on Nov 27, 2020, 04:24:
Please don't buy Mechwarrior 5 Mercs. It is absolute Shite. I am one of the biggest Mechwarrior fans in existence. Mechwarrior 2 was my Bible. Mechwarrior 2: Mercs, my Catechism.
I played all of them, religiously.
I bought into Mechwarrior 5 at release. The first two missions are actually quite good. The mechbay is quite good. The rest of the game is some of the most terrible, generic crap gameplay I have ever seen. Once you've seen the 5 different mission types you have seen them all. The generic missions for the most part are terrible. Even the "story" missions are the same generic bullshit as the other generic missions (and by generic they really are generic). Each mission (no matter the type) is basically a struggle to survive against waves and waves of teleporting enemies (and they literally pop in existence, sometimes right in front of you) while taking as little damage as possible. No mission design, horrible AI, useless systems, no real sense of dueling it out or accomplishing anything (other than surviving) mission, after mission, after mission.
These guys couldn't build a single-player campaign if their life depended on it. So I have little faith that this DLC is not just more of the same cashgrab.
These guys have literally destroyed the Mechwarrior IP.
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Oct 23, 2020, 17:02:MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Oct 23, 2020, 13:09:Putting sheer install size aside, there are a bunch of things I loved about the "big box" era that we haven't seen for 25 years...
Well, physical media had its share of pluses and minuses, just like digital, but overall the convenience of digital games seems to outweigh having a physical disk for most people, even back in the day.
Having a physical representation of the game really added to the immersion and enjoyment when it was done well. I can't imagine playing Ultima 1-7 without the map, bestiary, trinkets, etc. Monkey Island made copy protection fun with Dial a Pirate. I read the X-com and Sim City 2000 manuals cover to cover.
The other side effect is that these weren't impulse buys. You had to go to the store and pull your wallet out to buy anything. I valued my more intimate collection of games way more back then than I do most of my Steam games now. Having a physical representation of a virtual product just made it seem more substantial.
yuastnav wrote on Jul 22, 2020, 06:38:It's rated platinum on ProtonDB: https://www.protondb.com/app/252950
Well, it was fun while it lasted. I liked playing this game when it came out. After they dropped Linux support, though, I became less interested. This is just another nail.
Verno wrote on Jul 16, 2020, 13:12:Xero wrote on Jul 16, 2020, 12:53:
Looks like a poor mans Sea of Thieves.
Hah man that's saying something, SoT one of the most shallow and boring games I've played. Fans of it always seem to hit people with the "its great, just bring friends!" but friends + beer makes almost anything fun, I'm looking for something that's actually worth playing.
Jonjonz wrote on Jul 8, 2020, 06:22:I'm gonna go with you didn't read the piece. And if you did and you still feel this way, you need to learn some empathy.
This has to be the most inane, naive, sophomoric Op Ed ever posted here.
Yea just what we need, another Great Leap Forward, or equivalent of the the Russian Marxist revolution. Burn everything down and lynch anyone anonymously accused.