Star Wars Battlefront Server

Dedicated server programs are now available for Star Wars Battlefront, allowing those interested to host dedicated servers for Pandemic Studios' Star Wars action game, which should be appearing on store shelves today. Though both programs run on Windows PCs, there is a server for hosting PS2 players, available on FilePlanet (registration required), and a server to host Windows games, available on FilePlanet (registration required), mirrored on 3D Gamers and Worthplaying.
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Plea to developers!
Sep 21, 2004, 16:44
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Plea to developers! Sep 21, 2004, 16:44
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I bought the game during my lunch break, but I haven't played it, yet. I am getting kinda nervous about playing it from the comments on this thread...
Am I the only one that is tired of dumbed down, simplistic games simply because the console crowd doesn't have the patience, time, or attention span to learn anything beyond a 4-button control scheme...

A horrendous example comes to mind... Final Fantasy XI... Jesus... the disappointment...
I was in the beta for that game and when I first played it I was wondering if I had the game in mouse-only mode.
The controls for that game are horrendous if you ask me. It was obviously made to be played primarily on a console. I mean, the whole game is played basically with just your mouse. You might be thinking, "Well that sounds nice to be able to play with just the mouse. A lot simpler." Not if you have to click 3 or 4 times to cast a spell or select an item...
I mean the damn keyboard has over a hundred keys to assign to multiple tasks and they used maybe 4 or 5...

Another depressingly pathetic example: Full Spectrum Warrior. I'm sure, most that have played it will be in awe at the graphics at first, but the more you play it, the more obvious it becomes of just how repetitive and plainly simplistic the gameplay is. You basically move from corner to corner and shoot, explode, or smoke your way to the enemy. That's it. That's the entireity of the game. You just keep doing this on different maps, is all.

Deus Ex 2. *sigh*
Also boasts breathtaking graphics, but the gameplay and RPG aspects of the game that made the original such a hit are all gone. Now, you don't gain better skills or anything. All you do is gain new implants.

Halo. 'Nuff said.

I am afraid as games become more and more mainstream, games will keep getting dumber to accomodate the short attention span of console gamers. Will developers please keep in mind that we have more than 8 keys in our computers? Will they remember that we don't need the text or menus to take up half the screen? That we will read through more than two lines of text? That we are more intelligent than a doorknob so we can remember different key configurations and complex gameplay?
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