CJ_Parker wrote on Oct 10, 2019, 13:02:
Quinn wrote on Oct 10, 2019, 10:11:
Anyway, that's a surprisingly alright list. Feel free to continue bitching about everything I still wonder why you'd complain about RDR2. From what I've SEEENNNN that game looks fucking amazing and anything but boring. Again, can't wait for the 5th.
The RDR2 tumbleweed comment was just a shot from the hip drive-by troll comment for shits'n'giggles . But it's also based on an element of truth in so far as what seems to be a rather common opinion among gamers, i.e. that RDR2 is overhyped and kind of boring with a horrible control scheme to boot (on consoles!) which is a VERY, VERY bad and alarming omen for the PC UI and controls.
I generally consider R* way overrated. After a long wait I finally got GTA V earlier this year and played through the story mode. It was definitely a quite funny comedy, especially Trevor and Michael, but to me it was far from the Second Coming that some people are making it out to be.
Yeah, the world as a gamey version of LA is pretty cool but nothing except the story mode really interested me in the game. All the side activities and mini games left me cold. I can definitely see the appeal for console gaming, i.e. some dudes getting together for a few beers and trying to one up each other on the stunt jumps but I'm a single player guy and pretty goal-driven. Just fucking around a world like GTA V with no purpose isn't my cup of tea at all.
The game also had a horrible UI, crappy RSC implementation and shitty controls. I hated the helicopter and airplane controls and I don't think I could have ever finished the game w/o the PS4 controller that I never use except for situations when it is absolutely required. That situation came up when Michael joined the yoga class of his wife. All the mini games were sort of awkward with mouse and keyboard but the yoga game was (imo) impossible. I was only able to pass it with the controller.
I quite like the Western theme (the Call of Juarez games were great) so I'm sure I will check out RDR2 (GOTY?) one fine day but it's pretty low priority. So much other stuff to play first. The backlog is unreal.
I agree with the GTAV comment. However, the world would have felt way deader if I knew I couldn't do the things I wouldn't do. Think Mafia 2. Or Mafia 3 for that matter. Those games also have a huge and fairly detailed open world, but no such activities, which made those worlds feel like nothing more but a glorified albeit boring canvas.
Rockstar is famous for their controls, or infamous. The animation based control system feels unresponsive sometimes. They can make for hilarious situations though! There's RDR2 vids on YouTube where the game bugs out and I have really laughed my ass off at some of those.
Anyway, good to see there's more to you than a bitching troll ;D Who would have thought CJ_Parker had a backlog!