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Re: The Official Gaming Thread
« Reply #45 on: October 28, 2011, 07:50:47 PM »
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« Reply #46 on: October 29, 2011, 02:15:14 AM »
I just couldn't get into BF3 on the console.  The game is epic in scale without a doubt, but the console versions are neutered graphics-wise and in scale by only allowing 12v12.  Makes for alot of slow games on big maps. If I was still a PC gamer I might be into it, but otherwise no thanks.  One PC downside is the whole Origin thing which is major lulz.  Terrible.

Now Uncharted 3, Arkham Asylum and MW3...heck yes.

I'm incredibly disappointed with Battlefield 3. For starters, I'm not an online gamer, so there's really no point in me playing it. The campaign is alright but it feels tacked on and lazily done at the last minute. The story is obvious and cliche. They ripped off basic story elements from Black Ops and borrowed heavily from Medal of Honor and Generation Kill (they even rip some lines right out of the show!). I'll probably beat the campaign by Sunday and then what?

Without bots (once a staple of BF) this game is useless to me. It only requires a little bit of programming effort but i shouldnt really expect that from EA. Theyve always been about what looks cool and how much they can hype up their products over actually making good products. Hopefully MW3 has bots (doubt it). Otherwise I'll be sticking with Black Ops.

If you aren't into online gaming, do not pay 60 bucks for Battlefield 3. The only reason I have it is because it came with my new PS3.
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Re: The Official Gaming Thread
« Reply #47 on: October 29, 2011, 12:42:03 PM »
I've refused to buy any titles that EA have had a hand in since Battlefield:Vietnam.  I'd be surprised if company policy wasn't to sell code as early in development as possible, and worry about making actually function later. I'm tired of paying for pre-beta code, and simply don't bother with EA titles anymore. I'm always disappointed in the quality, and playability in them. They typically fix up many of the issues, but usually not for about a year or more. You know...when they're almost ready to sell you their next beta code for $80.

Oh, and don't bother with the PC version. It doesn't really work:
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2011/10/battlefield-3-on-pc-doesnt-exactly-work-right-now-try-later.ars

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« Reply #48 on: November 05, 2011, 11:36:08 AM »
So who is getting MW3 on tuesday?
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« Reply #49 on: November 05, 2011, 03:04:00 PM »
So who is getting MW3 on tuesday?

Word.  Even though it looks like nothing more then an expansion pack for MW2.  ;D

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« Reply #50 on: November 05, 2011, 04:16:01 PM »
I just couldn't get into BF3 on the console.  The game is epic in scale without a doubt, but the console versions are neutered graphics-wise and in scale by only allowing 12v12.  Makes for alot of slow games on big maps. If I was still a PC gamer I might be into it, but otherwise no thanks.  One PC downside is the whole Origin thing which is major lulz.  Terrible.

Now Uncharted 3, Arkham Asylum and MW3...heck yes.

I'm incredibly disappointed with Battlefield 3. For starters, I'm not an online gamer, so there's really no point in me playing it. The campaign is alright but it feels tacked on and lazily done at the last minute. The story is obvious and cliche. They ripped off basic story elements from Black Ops and borrowed heavily from Medal of Honor and Generation Kill (they even rip some lines right out of the show!). I'll probably beat the campaign by Sunday and then what?

Without bots (once a staple of BF) this game is useless to me. It only requires a little bit of programming effort but i shouldnt really expect that from EA. Theyve always been about what looks cool and how much they can hype up their products over actually making good products. Hopefully MW3 has bots (doubt it). Otherwise I'll be sticking with Black Ops.

If you aren't into online gaming, do not pay 60 bucks for Battlefield 3. The only reason I have it is because it came with my new PS3.

You should have waited for the Uncharted 3 PS3 bundle.

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« Reply #51 on: November 08, 2011, 10:11:33 AM »
Wolfensteinnnnnnnnn is the game I play the most. I also play some Championship manager games, as well as Eastside hockey manager, and a game called GM Hockey.
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« Reply #52 on: November 08, 2011, 11:35:21 AM »
So who is getting MW3 on tuesday?

I'm heading to EB Games in 25 minutes (on my lunch at work) woot! Can't wait to jump onto Multiplayer tonight. I never played MW2, so this is new for me. I've played COD4 and COD:BO. So really looking forward to it, I don't think I'll try the single player, I'm an online kinda person.

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Re: The Official Gaming Thread
« Reply #53 on: November 08, 2011, 11:50:13 AM »
So who is getting MW3 on tuesday?

Off to replace my Ps3 that got the red/yellow light of death.

This week for $299 you get a 320 Gb (I think that's what he said) PS3, Uncharted 3 and your choice of MW3, Arkham City or Battlefield 3.

Really good deal!

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« Reply #54 on: November 08, 2011, 05:55:55 PM »
Skyrim.

That is all.
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« Reply #55 on: November 08, 2011, 06:11:17 PM »
Skyrim.

That is all.

I'm optimistic. I've liked some of what Bethesda's done, the scale and depth of their games have been pretty impressive, but they always seem undercut by bugs, stupid levelling mechanics and inconsistent voice-work.
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« Reply #56 on: November 08, 2011, 06:59:31 PM »
Skyrim.

That is all.

I'm optimistic. I've liked some of what Bethesda's done, the scale and depth of their games have been pretty impressive, but they always seem undercut by bugs, stupid levelling mechanics and inconsistent voice-work.

Yeah, I agree on most counts. I thought the idea of your player gaining points for performing things like Sword swings made sense: Swing a sword, you eventually get better at it. But it began to take forever once you leveled it a bit, and I didn't see how it made much of a difference either way.

However, the voice work, according to one of the trailers, had a massive overhaul. They had something like 50 different actors - and they brought in Christopher Plummer.

I'm also confident they fixed some story elements. The one in Oblivion downright sucked, I hated the rinse and repeat route they took, so to speak.

Personally I haven't noticed too many bugs overall. People complained about bugs in Red Dead Redemption as well but I never seemed to catch any. I can forgive a box hovering in mid air if it happens once in a blue moon.

The world looks spectacular though, and I've been itching for the sequel to Oblivion for a while now. It also has that gritty feel that I wish Diablo III took instead of moving towards WoW graphics.

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Re: The Official Gaming Thread
« Reply #57 on: November 08, 2011, 07:08:14 PM »
Yeah, I agree on most counts. I thought the idea of your player gaining points for performing things like Sword swings made sense: Swing a sword, you eventually get better at it. But it began to take forever once you leveled it a bit, and I didn't see how it made much of a difference either way.

Yeah, that's sort of been the thing with their games for me. In Oblivion levelling was essentially optional and the difficulty scaled so that levelling was actually sort of detrimental. Then, in Fallout 3, they took away it being optional but still made things scale so that the most difficult quests were easiest to complete at your lowest levels.

However, the voice work, according to one of the trailers, had a massive overhaul. They had something like 50 different actors - and they brought in Christopher Plummer.

They've always had front end talent. Fallout had Liam Neeson and Malcolm McDowell. Oblivion had, if memory serves, Patrick Stewart and Sean Bean. It was the supporting voices that I always thought were stilted and unnatural. 
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« Reply #58 on: November 08, 2011, 07:42:12 PM »
I just couldn't get into BF3 on the console.  The game is epic in scale without a doubt, but the console versions are neutered graphics-wise and in scale by only allowing 12v12.  Makes for alot of slow games on big maps. If I was still a PC gamer I might be into it, but otherwise no thanks.  One PC downside is the whole Origin thing which is major lulz.  Terrible.

Now Uncharted 3, Arkham Asylum and MW3...heck yes.

I'm incredibly disappointed with Battlefield 3. For starters, I'm not an online gamer, so there's really no point in me playing it. The campaign is alright but it feels tacked on and lazily done at the last minute. The story is obvious and cliche. They ripped off basic story elements from Black Ops and borrowed heavily from Medal of Honor and Generation Kill (they even rip some lines right out of the show!). I'll probably beat the campaign by Sunday and then what?

Without bots (once a staple of BF) this game is useless to me. It only requires a little bit of programming effort but i shouldnt really expect that from EA. Theyve always been about what looks cool and how much they can hype up their products over actually making good products. Hopefully MW3 has bots (doubt it). Otherwise I'll be sticking with Black Ops.

If you aren't into online gaming, do not pay 60 bucks for Battlefield 3. The only reason I have it is because it came with my new PS3.

You should have waited for the Uncharted 3 PS3 bundle.

I can trade in 3 games and get Uncharted 3 for no charge. Battlefield 3 will be one of them.

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« Reply #59 on: November 08, 2011, 08:28:49 PM »
Yeah, I agree on most counts. I thought the idea of your player gaining points for performing things like Sword swings made sense: Swing a sword, you eventually get better at it. But it began to take forever once you leveled it a bit, and I didn't see how it made much of a difference either way.

Yeah, that's sort of been the thing with their games for me. In Oblivion levelling was essentially optional and the difficulty scaled so that levelling was actually sort of detrimental. Then, in Fallout 3, they took away it being optional but still made things scale so that the most difficult quests were easiest to complete at your lowest levels.

However, the voice work, according to one of the trailers, had a massive overhaul. They had something like 50 different actors - and they brought in Christopher Plummer.

They've always had front end talent. Fallout had Liam Neeson and Malcolm McDowell. Oblivion had, if memory serves, Patrick Stewart and Sean Bean. It was the supporting voices that I always thought were stilted and unnatural.

Oh yeah, I agree here. Stilted is a good word for it, but I also thought the variety of voice actors was a major problem in Oblivion. Every race had the same voice actor. They've addressed the latter, but maybe not the former.
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Re: The Official Gaming Thread
« Reply #59 on: November 08, 2011, 08:28:49 PM »