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  • scribl 7:20 pm on March 22, 2012 Permalink
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    @impynickers I really wanted to like BF3, but I’m so sick of these COD-style shooters where I have to grind XP for hours and hours before I can play with any of the fun toys.

    At least with ME3, you can have a decent character after two or three 20-minute games.

  • unmanneddrone 1:25 pm on March 21, 2012 Permalink
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    @impynickers I’m always interested to hear of the Battlefield antics, as I damn well loved Bad Company and the sequel – up until Brink, BC2 was my most-played FPS of the generation. Medic or bust.

    I’ve come to the conclusion I simply can’t play competitive online FPS games anymore, unless they’re oddball multi-faceted things like Brink. To go back to the old sharehouse days of Halo 2…all-in on Lockout…Tank-hunting on Coagulation etc. Ah. It underlines mere mortality at the very thought as time slips away!

  • impynickers 2:19 am on March 21, 2012 Permalink
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    Chill babies, chill. Keeping things colloquial…
    ME3 generates strong opinions, that certainly says something about Mass Effect as a franchise… hmmm?
    Cool… Im willing to shelf that topic for now. Still steaming. Hell, not everyone has been through it yet.

    Been playing some Battlefield 3, it is on my list after all, and I got it for free. SoS isn’t perhaps big into the shooters. I will talk about it anyway.

    I wasn’t prepared for just how much of a visual and auditory titan this game is on my rig.
    The single player “story” is terrible to follow. I just skip the cutscenes now. The game itself is pretty well paced, and doesn’t throw shit at you every 10 seconds. Its gunplay is some of the smoothest I have played. Oh yeah… and its a visual and auditory titan. More than anything the single player is a showcase.
    It impresses, and will continue to impress the way that Crysis did and does in terms of incredible detail. Its single player will probably only be remembered for these aspects, and less for the story or military shooter gameplay.

    The multiplayer is basically everything you expect/want from a Battlefield game. Its a lot of fun, but the main improvements are again in the visual and auditory realm. Destructible environments make a return from Bad Company. Combined with the near photorealism, and 64 player matches this makes for a pretty damned hectic/beautiful orgie of death. Its not going to replace my time with Red Orchestra, that is too tall an order, but it will offer perhaps a lighter more consequence free environment to shoot people in the spine.

  • RedSwirl 8:45 pm on November 10, 2011 Permalink
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    *sigh* I’m installing my copy of Modern Warfare 3 as we speak. I feel dirty for doing it, but It would have been wrong to deny that I wanted to. Why? It’s just a mechanically good game.

    @bluesforbuddha Beige, I agreed with everything you said two years ago when Modern Warfare 2 came out, and even to some extent with Call of Duty 4. I’ll even go further in saying that Infinity Ward IS capable of telling a good soldier story. They already do it within their current products.

    I thought the characters in COD4 were quite likable for starters, but if you really investigate that storyline it was nearly as ridiculous as MW2. Aside from all the 24-esque bullshit of MW2 though, there were set aside sections of the game where you played as ordinary US Army Rangers just trying to make it through the shit alive, and those missions were by far the best part of MW2’s campaign. IW knows how to script and pace a moment-to-moment plot which served them well when making games set in an established part of history. Not so much when they have to script their war scenarios.

    The 2010 Medal of Honor actually made me wish COD4 had been set in Afghanistan and just focused on the regular soldiers side of the story – IW’s forte. By the same token, I wish Black Ops had been purely Vietnam infantry instead of GI-Joe meets The Manchurian Candidate.

    But on to why I bought MW3 regardless: it’s fun.

    Mechanically I’ve been a bit disappointed at how the franchise really hasn’t gotten much better than COD4, which I can still enjoy today. Beige is absolutely right in calling COD a theme park ride, but guess what? COD4 was a very good theme park ride, and that’s what mattered.

    In terms of the multiplayer though, COD has really attained the same status as a fighting game – instead of radical changes each new edition just adds some flavor while tightening the mechanics and rules. If you look at Tekken 3 and Tekken 6 side-by-side the only thing most people would notice are the visual differences, but fans will go out of their way to describe the intricacies between each game.

    I liked the flavor that MW2 added, and would have bought it if Activision hadn’t kept finding new ways to fuck up the PC version. MW2 – no dedicated servers, BO – runs like shit on PC, MW3 – no ranked dedicated servers. At this point I’ve just decided to consider it a console game that I’m running on my PC. I also like Spec Ops Survival.

    As for Battlefield, completely different mentality with that game. Basically, you have to think in Battlefield multiplayer, and I’m not always in the mood to think when I wanna play a shooter multiplayer. At some point next year I’ll probably get tired of just “pew pew” (which is what I’m looking for when I boot up COD) and then get BF3 on discount. Should it have even had a campaign? It would be cool if they could figure out a cool way to do singleplayer that plays to BF’s strengths, maybe something not unlike ArmA…

  • bowlisimo 7:07 pm on November 10, 2011 Permalink
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    @beige I agree with you, but even in the face of that frustration, I’ll still cop to enjoying Battlefield multiplayer. There are very few games (ArmA?) that create an unscripted, complex wide open space, then give you a slew of tools, and drop you into it with 63 other people. The result is a wonderful sense of freedom of choice, and just the most amazing chaos. It’s inherently more interesting to me, like a big toy box full of GI-Joes, but yeah, when all is said and done you’re still shooting dudes in the face… or crashing a helicopter full of players into them, because another player in a jet slammed a missile into you, and your pilot bailed, and landed on a tank, and blew it up with c4 while still standing on top of it, while I go driving by in a jeep full of dudes and hit a mine.

  • bowlisimo 3:44 pm on November 10, 2011 Permalink
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    I watched Jeff Gerstmann play MW3 (which, up until now stood for Mechwarrior 3) for a while and I feel that I can say, without a doubt, that I’m no longer interested in that series in its current form. It wasn’t any one thing, just a slowly building ennui for the way those games, look, sound, and ultimately, play. The spectacle they serve up isn’t enough.

    @angryjedi Battlefield 3’s campaign does that “Follow” thing too, and it got me killed more times than I want to remember.

  • bowlisimo 4:08 pm on November 7, 2011 Permalink
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    Last Weekend:

    1) Dead Space 2 Done. Too much Dead, not enough Space, too. Good game, necromorphs are still dumb.
    2) Many Dungeons Defended. You can’t escape Beige’s electric aura.
    3) Battlefield 3. Multiplayer mayhem preserved, now with more shit flying at you. Campaign was a cliched nuclear terrorism plot. They tried too hard to be crazy-go-nuts, but came away with some awesome moments (and music), regardless.

    @UMD I tried Shattered Horizon during a free weekend and didn’t like it. Unfortunately, I forgot why. All I know is that I played Moonbase Alpha longer than I played that game. *shrug*

  • impynickers 3:25 am on October 3, 2011 Permalink
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    @feenwager I am definitely interested in some horde. Gears 3 feels like the absolute delivery on the series potential at long last. Its got that feel, it just feels right. I still have more to go on the campaign, I have pact with some buddies not to play without them. Other than that … I am open. I have had great times with Horde and Beast. If you or anyone sees me on, feel free to hit me up.

    New releases are picking up. It looks like am probably going for Rage on Tuesday. Looks like my kind of thing. I was never sold on Borderlands truth be told. It was a fun game, had co-op, was an FPS/RPG … but it was a grind. I got over the MMO grind years ago. Rage looks like my kind of pacing. Its got a bit of RPG/exploration to keep things from being shallow, and enough mayhem ensure I won’t get bored. Win Win. Doesn’t hurt that it is pretty.

    Also been playing.. the Battlefield 3 beta. I have earned my badge in shootery lately let me say.
    So … here I am preaching that FPS’s will destroy everything I hold dear… and then I find myself unsuccesfully trying to hate Battlefield 3. The game is smooth. It controls really well. The animations really sell this connection you have with your first person avatar. The sound design is perhaps the slickest ive seen in a long time. The visuals … yes they are good. The environments are pretty non-linear. The guns are buttery smooth. I like that it doesn’t feel as cheap as Call of Duty in terms of perks. Yes you seem to unlock gun attachements … but it seems mostly fair.
    I already have an investment in Red Orchestra, but whenever I am done with that … Battlefield could be the next epic online experience I gravitate to. It seems like a good investment.

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