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post #3046 of 4647
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Originally Posted by Loquah View Post

Loving Borderlands 2 (playing as Commando) so far, but has anyone noticed funky sound positioning in 2 channel sound (ie headphones). 5.1 seems fine, but I keep hearing people in front when they're behind (or vice versa) when using my HD650s. Didn't experience this with Mass Effect (both games on PS3 w optical to Audio-gd NFB-5.2)

 

I noticed this as well, gets kind of annoying.

 

On the subject of Borderlands 2: I think I'd probably give it a 7/10.

 

I find myself incredibly frustrated by the lack of cover. I keep having to backtrack through levels just to recharge my shield because good cover is so scarce. There are plenty of crates and stuff to duck behind, but you can still get hit as if you were standing in the open. That, combined with the fact that enemies can duck entirely behind cover gets even more frustrating.

 

It also seems like guns are weaker. And shotguns, even with high accuracy ratings, can't hit the broad side of a barn. And there's too few guns with good sights. And enemies use too many grenades. And there are too many suicide bombers.

 

Man, just typing this out I get frustrated. It's not all bad, of course. Many of the guns are still fun to use, and there is a great deal of exploring to be had in all the environments. I really like the "Badass Rank" system, too. And the fact that the turret can shoot enemies behind it is really, really nice.

post #3047 of 4647

My picks:

 

Left 4 Dead 1. 9/10 Most amazing game ever, and you can still find me online weekly. Played it from the moment it was released, 3000 hours total and counting. Drawback is online you will only find players that know whats what, no noobs, so very inaccessible to anyone new to the online modes. If you dont own it, dont buy it, you will just get kicked in mulitplayer.

Left 4 Dead 2. 11/10 Everything that made the first one good, then add some more. Plenty of noobs to make miserable in versusmode. Steam says I have 1200 hours so far. I play a round every day.

Evochron Mercenary. 8/10, be whatever the hell you want to be, pirate, slaver, trader, warlord, merc, just easier controls than X series of games, also more limited when it comes to building your empire.

X3 Terran Conflict & X3 Reunion. 7/10. TC has an overhauled interface that was supposed to make it easier to new people. That failed. Hard. IF you get past the hard as hell controls you are left with your very own playground where you can do... well anything you fancy really. Points off for the most user unfriendly UI right after Eve Online, the graphics that are starting to look dated(sprites for explosions instead of particles for example) and the lack of online play.

Silent Hunter 4. 8/0. Sneaking up on some kraut or Nip warships, smashing them with the iron fury of US manufactured torpedoes after carefully calculating a firing solution, doing as much damage as you can then avoiding the destroyers hunting you with a crashdive and some hard manouvering. Sweaty palms guaranteed. If you are a casual you can leave all the work to the computer but that is no fun.

Which brings us to Arma 2. Solid 8/10, well usually. If you don't get the whiny 14 year olds that crash all the jets and leave you without airsupport, or the 2 year olds that whine about how the controls are stiffer than COD, and then I'm leaving out the idiots that think it's a great idea to stand still in urban area's in a tank while ****'s flying. You'll usually only find these on Domi(Domination gamemode for public play). There's boats, Chinooks, attack helicopters, tanks, Ac-130's, artillery, Scuds, laserdesignators for pinpoint bombing runs, etc. Did I mention you can play it for free? To be honest, animations and movement require work, vehicle physics need updating, and other stuff, but the soon to be released Arma 3 has all of that and subs, underwater combat and demolitions, better graphics and some other goodies. Serverwise it's not all that great, you need hellapowerful hardware to run any decent amount of players(no proper multicore support on the dedicated server). Play Arma 2 free if you are curious but do not buy it even if you like it. Buy Arma 3 instead.

I also saw some people being pleased with Halflife 2, well they released Black Mesa mod, HL1 with HL2 visuals. And it is free too. All you need is a Steam game, but the Steam SDK 2007 will suffice. So just make a Steam account, go to tools, select SDK 2007, install it for free, fetch Black Mesa here, and enjoy HL1 in an all new jacket, no paying, completely legit. The catch? It was supposed to be finished february 2012 if I remember correctly, so it is safe to say they are a bit behind schedule. But they released what they had so far, only last few levels are missing.

Payday: The Heist. 8/10. Great fun online. I still play 2-3 heists a week. Robbing banks, street shootouts, stealing gold from an armoured van, a big diamond heist. It's fun. Some players are complete ******* and screw you over bad at times, which can be immensely frustrating, but is not a fault with the game per se. The bad: I find the animations lacking and needing a little more polish, it can be too hard at times, and they borrowed from COD a bit(too mcuh?) and it shows(special cops like dozers and shields), but nothing that would make me ever stop playing this little gem.

 

These are the games I play at least once a month. I do play others like Syndicate, Portal, Stalker, Metro 2033, but once you played them it's pretty much done. I tend to not play offline games a lot. Get's repetitive fast, and the AI can be learned and accounted for. Human opponents are unpredictable and can surprise you, much more fun.

post #3048 of 4647
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I noticed this as well, gets kind of annoying.

 

On the subject of Borderlands 2: I think I'd probably give it a 7/10.

 

I find myself incredibly frustrated by the lack of cover. I keep having to backtrack through levels just to recharge my shield because good cover is so scarce. There are plenty of crates and stuff to duck behind, but you can still get hit as if you were standing in the open. That, combined with the fact that enemies can duck entirely behind cover gets even more frustrating.

 

It also seems like guns are weaker. And shotguns, even with high accuracy ratings, can't hit the broad side of a barn. And there's too few guns with good sights. And enemies use too many grenades. And there are too many suicide bombers.

 

Man, just typing this out I get frustrated. It's not all bad, of course. Many of the guns are still fun to use, and there is a great deal of exploring to be had in all the environments. I really like the "Badass Rank" system, too. And the fact that the turret can shoot enemies behind it is really, really nice.

Have you played the original. You have enemy scaling for each mission so if you are at say level 12 and start a level 14 mission it will be insanely tough and totally unfair. If you instead start a level 14 mission as a level 16 guy you will find you kill most enemies with a single shot lol. You get more experience points and better loot by doing the tougher missions but if you die often it can be really counterproductive for your treasury. Personally so far it feels generally okay to do the same levels as I am at medium. Since it´s optimized for coop you do get to do a lot of shooting even at such low difficulty level lol.

 

Shotguns do hit as long as they have decent accuracy ratings. Don´t look blindly at the damage and fire rate and cartridge size. Accuracy means a lot also for shotguns. p

post #3049 of 4647
Parasite Eve. The classic PSOne game. 8/10.

Hasn't aged well, its a bit slow paced, the menu system sucks, looks ugly, but its still fun. Can't complain for $5.99 classic to play on the Vita.
post #3050 of 4647
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Originally Posted by oqvist View Post

Have you played the original. You have enemy scaling for each mission so if you are at say level 12 and start a level 14 mission it will be insanely tough and totally unfair. If you instead start a level 14 mission as a level 16 guy you will find you kill most enemies with a single shot lol. You get more experience points and better loot by doing the tougher missions but if you die often it can be really counterproductive for your treasury. Personally so far it feels generally okay to do the same levels as I am at medium. Since it´s optimized for coop you do get to do a lot of shooting even at such low difficulty level lol.

 

Shotguns do hit as long as they have decent accuracy ratings. Don´t look blindly at the damage and fire rate and cartridge size. Accuracy means a lot also for shotguns. p


I have and I agree with Kukuk. In fact before the release of BL2 I powered through Bl1 one last time.

post #3051 of 4647
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Originally Posted by oqvist View Post

Have you played the original. You have enemy scaling for each mission so if you are at say level 12 and start a level 14 mission it will be insanely tough and totally unfair. If you instead start a level 14 mission as a level 16 guy you will find you kill most enemies with a single shot lol. You get more experience points and better loot by doing the tougher missions but if you die often it can be really counterproductive for your treasury. Personally so far it feels generally okay to do the same levels as I am at medium. Since it´s optimized for coop you do get to do a lot of shooting even at such low difficulty level lol.

 

Shotguns do hit as long as they have decent accuracy ratings. Don´t look blindly at the damage and fire rate and cartridge size. Accuracy means a lot also for shotguns. p

 

Yeah, I played the hell out of the first Borderlands.

 

I know about accuracy ratings on shotguns though. I only ever use ones that are rated at, at the very least, 65.

 

Though it also occurred to me that the new "soldier" doesn't have shotgun skills, and since the weapon proficiency system is gone accuracy in general is lowered even more.

post #3052 of 4647

Screw accuracy ratings on shotguns. As long as 40%+ you're good. Raw damage output is what is paramount there. You'll never be sniping with shotguns anyway. Besides, when you have baddies up close and running for you you jump and weave so I could never get good shots in those situations anyway, so not having to aim dead on then is a plus as far as I'm concerned. Just blast away left and right.

post #3053 of 4647

You will have to find one that suit your playstyle. I have one 10 % and one 50 % accuracy shotgun. 10% more potential max damage but in real use I feel they are about equal. fire rate and reload really doesn´t matter. With my perks and tokens and commander mods even my sniper rifles are gatlin guns as soon as you get the first kill ;)

 

Shotguns is very powerful particularly against bosses. Whenever I am tired of a long firefight I go with shotgun. As long as you move around you are quite safe.

What I have trouble with is finding assault rifles I like. They seem nerfed even compared to SMGs for some reasons compared to pistols, shotguns, sniper rifles and playing as Commando they should be the best :)

post #3054 of 4647

Yeah, after Burning through 40k Fighting wave after wave of enemy's with no cover than another 100k or so fighting a boss I think I need to take a break from Borderlands 2. This game go's out of it's way to eliminate cover.

post #3055 of 4647

Which is great. To many games favour campers way to much. I am one myself so I enjoy someone that kicks me in my ass for trying to abuse the AI :p

I wonder how it would be without the turret though. I will have to play as an assassin or something later on. Turret has saved me sooo many times.

post #3056 of 4647

League Of Legends  8/10 - I mostly play bots, because I mostly play 3 or 4 times a week.  Fun, mindless.  I avoid PvP because I hate playing with people who talk in-game, mostly to whine/flame/whatever.  Hell is other people.  Interestingly, players in bot games are way ruder at low levels than at 30.
Crusader Kings 2 8.5/10 - Probably the game of the year, when all is said and done. Granted, I love Paradox games in general, but this one is just so easy to play, so realistic, and no game has ever given the kind of hilarious story lines this one spits out.  Bastard half-sister trying to assassinate my heir?  Yup.  My wife/husband plotting to kill me?  Yup.  Trying to kill off my idiot child so that the smarter one can inherit?  Sure.  The only reason I didn't rate it higher is that I sometimes have trouble getting into it, but I suspect that's more a function of my free time at the moment than the game.
Oblivion 9/10 - still trying to finish this, slowly.  A great game, but at times the levelling system drives me mad.
Skyrim 9/10 - on playthrough number 2.  The simplicity of magic compared with Oblivion sometimes drives me mad.
Card Monsters 5.5/10 - feels like I'm playing pokemon sometimes, but nothing wrong with that.  for when I need 5-10 minutes of flash game mindlessness.
Word Feud 7.5/10 - random boards are so much fun.  Not fair, but fun.
D3 7.5/10 - Polished, but completely fails to grip me.  In D2, when I had 8 characters on the go there were still builds I wanted to try.  Infinite free respecs hurt this game incredibly badly, and the AH doesn't help either.  None of this makes the game BAD, per se, but it's not great, and at worst is only modestly fun.
 

post #3057 of 4647
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Originally Posted by oqvist View Post

Which is great. To many games favour campers way to much. I am one myself so I enjoy someone that kicks me in my ass for trying to abuse the AI :p

I wonder how it would be without the turret though. I will have to play as an assassin or something later on. Turret has saved me sooo many times.


It's not camping, it's just cover. Taking cover is an essential part to games that use guns. You get hit and need to recover for a bit, take cover, you need to reload, take cover. Not stand around in the vast empty world and hoards of enemy's spawn and take sections larger than Paris Hilton's ego out of your health.

post #3058 of 4647
Enjoying Resident Evil 6 so far. It's the first RE game I've been interested in since I played and beat Code Veronica on the Dreamcast many years ago. I tried RE5 and that control scheme was just...no. As for Resident Evil 4, I think I might have to try it at some point.
post #3059 of 4647

I just recently started playing Xenogears, it was one of the PS1 games i never got around to playing. So I finally got around to opening my copy up the other day. Definitely enjoying it so far

post #3060 of 4647

i hope youll enjoy the "lengthy" disc 2 hehehe (not a spoiler hehe)

 

definitely one of the best games in my book though

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