fakespyder wrote on Jun 9, 2020, 19:25:
I haven't played FC5 but wasn't there an issue with enemy spawn rate? Like they kind of regressed back to FC2 level of respawns?
Great for action but lousy for immersion. It put me off buying the game when I heard that in a review.
Well, it wasn't like FC2
where you clear out a place or road intersection, go away for two seconds and POOF!, everyone's spawned back! It was more an increase of what you saw in FC3
where you'd be walking along the road or in the woods and you'd just get truck after truck after truck pull up, or they'd spawn walking along the path or it'll spawn a plane to strafe you. You were never alone, once you started shooting up enemy trucks, it would just keep spawning more and more, like GTA
when you have five stars. It just never stopped unless you found a way to hide or run away. While that >can< be fun, depending on your mood, it does get infuriating when you're trying to finish objectives. It's happened to me on >many< occasions and the only time it would stop was when I was dead.
I didn't mind FC5
, I haven't finished it completely as of yet, I pick at it every so often and finish a part of the story here and there in-between other games. (I'm currently in another playthrough of Crysis2: MaxEd
, another one I never finished and Max Payne 3
, which I've finished several times) My favs, by far, were FC3
, but if I had to choose, it'd be FC4
. Blood Dragon
comes in a close second. I would love for them to go back to Kyrat again. FC4
is a masterpiece...well, except for the 'choose your own ending' bullshit. And neither one is good, which I hate. Yeah, life sucks, there's not always a happy ending (ahem!) but it's a fantasy, it doesn't have to be soul-crushing or heartbreaking to be good. (In fact, I come to this argument a lot, as in the 80's, most movies had a 'happily-ever-after' ending - Star Wars: ROTJ, E.T., The Goonies, Iron Eagle, The NeverEnding Story, The Last Starfighter
- and we remember those fondly the most!) I also love Pagan Min. He's such a lovable neurotic asshole...or is he?
In any case, maybe an FC3/4
remaster would be good? I don't see it happening but who knows. If I had to guess, the Vietnam DLC of FC5
was received pretty well and I seem to remember calls for it to be expanded. I thought it was ok, if a bit formulaic. I like the idea of breaking into deep underground bases and stalking high-ranking officials. They could definitely get a good Rambo2/Missing In Action
vibe goin'. I'm cautiously optimistic.