Adult Content Warning

This community may contain adult content that is not suitable for minors. By closing this dialog box or continuing to navigate this site, you certify that you are 18 years of age and consent to view adult content.

the be all end all video game thread

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

  1. Binary

    Binary
    Expand Collapse
    Emotionally Jaded

    Reputation:
    200
    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2009
    Messages:
    2,872
    There's no access yet. Project Stream was their beta/"technology preview" (read: no guarantees but it's free), which ended in Feb.
     
  2. Nettdata

    Nettdata
    Expand Collapse
    Emotionally Jaded

    Reputation:
    1,801
    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2006
    Messages:
    17,746
    Well there ya go.
     
  3. bebop007

    bebop007
    Expand Collapse
    Emotionally Jaded

    Reputation:
    50
    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2010
    Messages:
    558
    Location:
    Chicago
    There are really no words to express how happy I am for this

    https://www.bloodlines2.com/

    The first Vampire the Masquerade Bloodlines is one of my favorite video games. Buggy, unfinished mess though it is, I still love firing it up and playing a half mad bloodsucker who can turn invisible, fight werewolves (and weresharks!), explore haunted hotels, fend off serial killers, do favors for a vampire stripper, mind control people into thinking you're their pet turtle that they flushed down the toilet when they were a kid, and becoming co owner of a nightclub after killing off some russian gangsters.

    It looks like they are getting a lot of the people that worked on the original game, too. Which is definitely promising.
     
  4. Kampf Trinker

    Kampf Trinker
    Expand Collapse
    Emotionally Jaded

    Reputation:
    302
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2009
    Messages:
    4,232
    Location:
    Minnesota
    I have a lot of friends that are fans of the Battlefield series so against my better judgement I let them force me into getting the new one. "They just added a new battle royale mode! Come on brah, you love BRs. You gotta play with us."

    This shit is so terrible it makes me question my friendship with these people.

    First, the good:

    - The firestorm is probably the coolest force you into the circle game mode storm I've played in a BR.
    - The map is pretty.

    The Bad: Everything else, and I do mean EVERYTHING.

    - All BRs are better played with a mic, but every other BR I've played has been making strides to allow for easier communication with players not using one. Battlefield V utterly neglects this. The fact that you are playing in a squad was completely lost on the developers. Not only is it a struggle to convey any sort of information to teammates, they don't even get a notification when you ping. You know that 'ping' sound? Like, it goes PING when you ping? Yeah, this game doesn't have that. Teammates have no idea you pinged something unless they are looking where you pinged, which 70% of the time defeats the purpose of having to ping in the first place. Other times they can't even tell when they are looking in the direction you pinged unless they have the map pulled up. Sometimes terrain will block a ping, sometimes it will not. There is no consistency as to how this manifests itself.
    - The characters are slow. It takes nearly a full minute for a 100 meter dash. I'm not sure if I'm supposed to be playing as a soldier in WW2, or as a WW2 veteran as they are in 2019 because my character sure as fuck moves more like a hundred year old man.
    - All character classes are disabled. Classes are only 'cosmetic'. By 'cosmetic' I mean they all look like the same half-assed rendition of the same generic soldier wearing the same generic uniform. I'm all for shooting being the focus, but literally nothing to differentiate between characters? There's supposed to be a strategy aspect to BRs as well.
    - The inventory system is a cumbersome chore to navigate, like everything else in battlefield V's "vast and dangerous landscape". I'm faster now after a few games, but while getting used to it, it took almost 30 seconds to drop ammo for a teammate because it is such a piece of shit. When you kill someone their loot is all dropped on top of itself. So... not only is it a bitch to tell what the fuck they had on them, it can be damn near impossible to select the item you want to take once you see it because it's difficult as fuck sometimes to select around all the other bullshit on top of and below it. This is kind of hard to describe, but imagine a pile of barely discernible crap, and if you move your cursor a fraction of a centimeter up or down you'll select the wrong turd.
    - The glitches. All BRs come with them, especially on release, but this how you die a good 1/3 of the time in the current state of this game. EG, a match I played my character randomly started doing some sort of breast stroke in the middle of the fight. I would fire a couple bullets from my machine gun, he would try to swim on dry land, and so on until I died. There is too many of these sorts of glitches to count, and I'm sure I haven't experienced all of them.
    - Since the characters are slow as fuck, fights usually comes down to who sees who first. Then you try to ping, and maybe that works, and if someone sees you before you see them and is even a little competent at shooters you die 90% of the time. Camping is all the rage in this game. What's the meta in battlefield V? Camping. Fucking camping.

    There's more problems with it, but I'll stop there. This game fucking sucks.
     
  5. Juice

    Juice
    Expand Collapse
    Moderately Gender Fluid

    Reputation:
    890
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2009
    Messages:
    8,909
    Location:
    Boston
    Anyone else playing Mordhau on PC? Its got a big learning curve for this type of game, but its insanely fun.
     
  6. Improper

    Improper
    Expand Collapse
    Disturbed

    Reputation:
    102
    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2009
    Messages:
    320
    Juice, I played Chivalry for a bit, some of the same feel. Fun, especially with friends

    I saw Mordhau on Steam, but not on sale. Even so, it does look fun.
     
  7. Juice

    Juice
    Expand Collapse
    Moderately Gender Fluid

    Reputation:
    890
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2009
    Messages:
    8,909
    Location:
    Boston
    Its worth the 30 bucks Id say. A 64 player team melee brawl is a great change of pace from the Battlefields of the world.
     
  8. scotchcrotch

    scotchcrotch
    Expand Collapse
    Emotionally Jaded

    Reputation:
    56
    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2009
    Messages:
    2,291
    Location:
    ATL
    Anyone get Borderlands for free on PSN?

    Add me, user name is same as it is here.
     
  9. doomrider7

    doomrider7
    Expand Collapse
    Village Idiot

    Reputation:
    1
    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2011
    Messages:
    13
  10. Clutch

    Clutch
    Expand Collapse
    Emotionally Jaded

    Reputation:
    412
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2009
    Messages:
    3,474
    I finally bought an Xbox One, so I'm working my way through the exclusives. Gears of War 4 is particularly frustrating with how it loves to give you a heavy weapon, then immediately takes it away in a cutscene before you get to use it.
     
  11. jason1214

    jason1214
    Expand Collapse
    Emotionally Jaded

    Reputation:
    51
    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2010
    Messages:
    521
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    Anyone playing the new Borderlands? If you enjoyed the previous games, you will like this one.
     
  12. Juice

    Juice
    Expand Collapse
    Moderately Gender Fluid

    Reputation:
    890
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2009
    Messages:
    8,909
    Location:
    Boston
    So BlizzCon is in two weeks. How does everyone think thats going to go this year? Lol Jesus Christ is that company fucking up.
     
  13. wexton

    wexton
    Expand Collapse
    Emotionally Jaded

    Reputation:
    225
    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2009
    Messages:
    2,218
    Location:
    North Coast BC
    It is going to be interesting for sure.
     
  14. Nettdata

    Nettdata
    Expand Collapse
    Emotionally Jaded

    Reputation:
    1,801
    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2006
    Messages:
    17,746
    As long as everyone has a mobile phone, it should be all good.
     
  15. wexton

    wexton
    Expand Collapse
    Emotionally Jaded

    Reputation:
    225
    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2009
    Messages:
    2,218
    Location:
    North Coast BC
    I just dont get how some people can be so clueless.
     
  16. Kampf Trinker

    Kampf Trinker
    Expand Collapse
    Emotionally Jaded

    Reputation:
    302
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2009
    Messages:
    4,232
    Location:
    Minnesota
    Yes, they are. And they've already started crying about receiving 'threats' on the internet.

    At this point I don't give a fuck about internet threats anymore. Too many douchebags have tried to use it as a way to gain the moral high ground, and I'm sick of it. Some random jackass on the internet threatening you is borderline meaningless. When are these ever carried out? That aside, even if the threat is credible, you're still an asshat. It doesn't change what you already did.

    Also, what Blizzard did pissed me off to the point I won't buy any of their products for a long time. This is the first time a company has actually managed to make me do that. Usually I couldn't give less of a shit about e-drama around corporations, but they've fucked up so many times in the last couple years and this most recent one was over the line for me.
     
  17. Juice

    Juice
    Expand Collapse
    Moderately Gender Fluid

    Reputation:
    890
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2009
    Messages:
    8,909
    Location:
    Boston
    The running theory is that they’re rushing both Diablo 4 and Warcraft 3 Reforged trailers to distract everyone at the event.
     
  18. Kubla Kahn

    Kubla Kahn
    Expand Collapse
    Emotionally Jaded

    Reputation:
    468
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2009
    Messages:
    9,038
    Good ol gaming industry drama.
     
  19. Darkstone

    Darkstone
    Expand Collapse
    Should still be lurking

    Reputation:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2009
    Messages:
    6
    100 percent. Gotta make everyone love them again. And you know, ignore China.