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the be all end all video game thread

Discussion in 'Pop Culture Board' started by hawt, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. Nettdata

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    I would say realism. Increased immersion into the game... not necessarily the full VR effect, but with increased hardware capabilities and improved game physics and graphics, games are becoming more and more realistic.

    The latest Resident Evil 2 teaser is a good example.

    If you look at the realism around rain, puddles, heat radiating, wind in grass effects, etc, things are getting closer and closer to real world.... which sucks you into the game more.

    The CyberPunk2077 game looks incredible... it's easy to look all "Blade Runner" like when it's dark and shadowy, but they seem to be pulling off that effect during daytime.

    From a purely technical perspective, it's the almost subliminal improvements that you don't really notice that will have the biggest impact.

    Failing that, game AI and story will be the biggest drivers, in my opinion. If you have a great story, and strong gameplay, then the tech doesn't matter. Case in point, the N64 GoldenEye is still one of my all-time favourite games. From 1997. It just fucking rocks. Shit hardware, old-school game engine, etc, but a fucking blast to play.
     
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    Anyone get the new Spiderman game yet?
     
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    What, is everyone playing Red Dead Redemption 2?
     
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    Yes. And while I have to say it’s a nice looking game, it’s not really grabbing me. Also, I’m only a few hours into it and have already had a couple of weird kind of glitchy things occur.
     
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    I tried RDR2 and I just couldn’t get into it, same problem I had with RDR1. GTA gets boring after a while, so I figured this would too. Maybe I’m just over doing the hunt-and-fetch mission games these days, I don’t know. Just not my cup of tea anymore.

    Hitman 2 on the other hand is a ton of fun. Really enjoying it.
     
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    Ive wondered about RDR2 and the SpiderMan game. Ill end up getting one of them plus Black ops 4 this Friday. I downloaded God of War 4 6 months ago and still havent played 5 minutes of it.
     
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    So I got a whole list of games. Red Dead 2, Spider Man, Black Ops 4, Fifa19.

    The only one Ive personally put my hands on is Spider Man. Very Very fun game so far though Im just starting into it. The biggest thing is how huge the city is. It encompasses the entire borough of Manhattan. The shear scope is breathtaking and Im wondering if what any NYCers think of the depiction. Really amazing is the web swinging/traveling set up. It takes some getting used to but you can eventually make it effortlessly across the city swinging, running along buildings, hing swinging, and so on. Very acrobatic and it's a system that really makes you feel like Spider Man. There are also a huge dearth of fighting maneuvers, gadgets, and suits, to upgrade.

    A few downsides. The fighting system is supposed to be deep with the moves and attacks for different types of enemies and racking up combo points for health and focus energy bars. It gets unwieldy in the chaotic fights. The focus mode Im not sure what it's really used for yet. Like the original God of Wars for me it just breaks down into button mashing the basic attacks which still comes off as acrobatic and cool but don't feel deep. Maybe it's just me but I think some more fighting tutorial modes might actually help in this game. The main story battles, which Ive completed one so far, are so chaotic they are on the verge of motion sickness nauseating. I had to switch to side missions which does balance it out a bit. Which brings me to the biggest issue I have with the game, more modern game issue than anything. Instead of just advancing through upgrades during the course of the story you got to grind out mini games and side missions to rack up 15 different types of tokens that are eventually combined and used on various upgrades. So far the upgrades have been pretty useful but I just don't see going for 100% game completion to earn random skins.

    So far I'd still give it a SOLID 8.5/10.
     
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    Okay I’m going to rant on this now. The big game developers have completely fucked up the current generation of big name releases.

    I’ve been playing for decades and have played almost all the well known franchises, but I’ve never seen it this bad.

    Let’s look at 3 of the popular games from the last few months, each worse than the last.

    Red Dead Redemption 2 - I own and have played this. Beautiful looking game and decent story, but you have to wade through a bunch of mind numbing tasks that make this game more like work than play. Brush the horse, kill the deer, skin the deer, contribute to the camp, get more money - fuck, I spend all day running from project to project to task to deadline in real life, why the fuck do I want to do this in my spare time?

    Fallout 76 - don’t have it and won’t buy it. I’ve followed the near disastrous launch of this game, but even so I was going to wade in until talking to my nephew (22) who brought me up to date on how the game platform is easily hacked, and folks are having personal info stolen and accounts hijacked.

    Black Ops 4 - currently trying to play it and it’s a fucking joke. Blackout is simply a full on rip-off of Fortnite. I don’t even get how Epic isn’t suing the fuck out of Activision. Are they related somehow? And the zombies mode - Jesus this has been done to death. But I haven’t actually played it or multiplayer because IT WONT FULLY DOWNLOAD. It shows up in my account as fully downloaded but when I try to play it it is locked and reads 54% downloaded. A quick google search informs me that A) this is common and B) this is difficult to fix.

    What the fuck is going on out there? Why do all of these games suck so bad. I’m easily irritated on a good day- shit like this that screws up time when I should be having fun or relaxing makes me want to put my fist through the fucking wall.
     
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    It’s been happening for a while now. Non-gamers are running game companies and game teams. Microtransactions and “they made millions doing it so we should too” has permeated the industry.

    They are getting more and more out of touch with their customers.

    Just look at the recent fuckup with Diablo for a prime example.
     
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    Don't you all have phones? No fucking clue it was just so bad then they tried to get all the videos of that deleted.
     
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    I’m more than happy to blame the MMO crowd. Years ago they signaled a willingness to not only pay for the game, but then pay extra for upgrading weapons and armor, etc. (facepaint for fucks sake - what kind of loser shells out extra money for avatar face paint?!), and ultimately subscriptions for on line acccess in an annual basis to allow you to play the game you already purchased. It’s the gamer equivalent of the NFL trend of seat licensing- give us 10, 20, 30,000 a seat and we’ll allow you to buy tickets for those seat.

    Jesus Christ people are fucking stupid.
     
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    And yet some hardcore zealots will still defend D3 to death. I don’t get it. Shutting down Blizzard North should have put the Diablo franchise in the ground too. But hey, we’re getting a fancy schmancy mobile game.
     
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    Ha. Looks like Fox is on the same "don't you have phones?" kick as well with their latest Alien game:



    First comment says it all:

    Gearbox Software: "I made Alien Colonial Marines, the worst Alien Game in the franchise"
    D3 Go!: " Hold my beer"

     
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    I'm surprised none of you put this up but here's Obsidian taking a giant swipe at Bethesda (and potentially scoring a home run, as this game looks brilliant, albeit judging on the trailer):

     
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    Is anyone playing the co-op version of Stardew valley? Might be fun.
     
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    Get God of War. It doesn't have any of the dumb shit you mentioned and the combat is fun in a way that doesn't get tiresome. It also manages to avoid the 'you just completed something, now go fuck around with your inventory for 20 minutes' scenario that a lot of games are running into now. I can see why it won game of the year. The only complaint I have about it so far (I think I'm about 30% through) is that it might be a bit too easy.

    I really liked the new Assassin's Creed as well, but there's some caveats. The main one is that the difficulty is perfect... that is until you hit level 30 or so when your abilities just become too good. I put it on the hardest difficulty, but it just doesn't matter. You have moves like heroic strike, which are completely unblockable and do a shitload of damage to everything. Still, it's a lot of fun. The map is the most massive I've ever seen in a game and despite the complaints I never found it sparse. After the first half or so of the game I did start skipping the really dull side missions though. They could have made it a little smaller and just not put in those "Go grab this flower for me." missions that are totally pointless. I don't know if I'm going to get the expansion as again, it's just not that fun when your abilities are so overpowered. Still, there's a lot to the game that makes it fun, and I personally loved the ship battles.

    I was going to get Fallout76 and Blackops, but fortunately I have friends that grabbed those on release and everyone said Fallout76 was trash, and while Blackops doesn't seem quite that hated no one seemed very impressed with it.
     
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    Rockstar can do no wrong. GTA and Red Dead are two of the best gaming franchises of all time.
     
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    Masochism must be my thing since I started with Black Ops 4 and got into it a bit. They did away with the wall sliding correcting the other "advanced warfare" nonsense in the previous game but this is a franchise in long decline. This game more than ever the whole prestige leveling really stick out giving higher level players that have ground out weapons upgrades that far outclass lower levels. They don't balance games at all and you are either getting raped by 60 percent or vice versa. The spawn system has gone backwards and you'd think this was the company's first foray into online first person shooters.

    I picked up Ace Combat 7 since Im on a video game kick. I havent played one since the early PS2 days when I rented one for a while. This is supposed to be a more arcade air combat game. Boy it's a steep learning curve for dog fighting. Again another game that has you grind out upgrades. Maybe it's because this is the first game Ive played in a while but the plot in a completely alternate reality earth with different countries and continents makes it almost incomprehensible, you can really feel the Japanese development of this game.