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post #3391 of 4414
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Originally Posted by chewy4 View Post

I like what I've played so far, but I feel like I've spent just as much time tweaking the settings to run smooth on an nvidia card as I have playing the game. So I'm not too far into it yet.

 

But so far the environments are really cool and there's a good deal of action. I still don't know what the crap is happening story-wise as I'm going in blind, haven't watched any previews or anything.

cool, im thinking of picking it up when i get paid friday, im playing on xbox though so no tweaking things for me, i do wish i had the money for a gaming pc though

post #3392 of 4414

Bioshock Infinite (PC) 8.5/10 - Just finished.

 

Story, characters, and narrative are above average among modern games, though not particularly standout if you're a veteran of decently written science fiction. It's definitely a Bioshock sequel (even if not directly), two steps forward for the most part. Weapons and Vigor (Plasmids) were a bit of a letdown, the more off-the-wall guns weren't as fun or useful as the basic shotgun/sniper/pistol/etc. Upgrades didn't alter guns visually (I think) or give them unique properties, just increased stats. And enemies didn't wow, you're fighting predominately soldiers with guns. Every aspect probably could've been better, but it was enough to keep me engrossed.

post #3393 of 4414

I got bored of the Bioshock series after the first game.

 

On other hand, torrented Crysis 3 and I'm glad I did - 5.5/10. Nothing special except the graphics.

post #3394 of 4414

Finished Bioshock Infinite, wasn't that hard but really enjoyed it. Ending leaves me wanting more answers but it'll likely come from the dlcs.

post #3395 of 4414

http://kotaku.com/5980747/ni-no-kuni-the-kotaku-review

A review that does Ni No Kuni justice, just ignor everything about the diffaculty; clearly the reviewers at kotaku are very bad at games.

post #3396 of 4414

Far Cry 3 was pretty unique, the entire open world thing was really cool and the graphics were great too.  I just didn't like the storyline that much, you pretty much get this bloodrage and insta-ditch all of your friends.  Everything in the storyline seems to suggest that you're just kind of a brute and you really don't do too many clever things.  Like jeez, how many times did you fall for the "surprise Vaas behind the door"?  Also your buddies all get shafted and you're pretty ingratuitous about their help too.  Dennis kind of just falls off and the doctor gets shafted hard after doing you a pretty big favor.  The loot system wasn't particularly rewarding either, honestly beating the whole game with just an AK wouldn't be too tough at all.  Still great mechanics and gameplay though, plus the graphics were excellent.

 

Out of all the recent games, I'd say I'd have Tomb Raider (and likely Bioshock) are my favorite.  Younger Lara Croft was just really awesome and they did so many things right in that game.  I'm still playing through Bioshock but so far it's been really great.  A lot of other series though have been getting pretty stale.  Assassin's Creed, Dead Space, and Crysis were probably all good if you enjoy the series but they're really nothing new and exciting.


Edited by sari0n - 3/28/13 at 8:34pm
post #3397 of 4414

Indeed, replayed Far Cry 3 properly this time with the latest update on Master level which is fairly easily. Just completed it now as I type this post - playtime total hours has been bit over 9 hours so far.

 

Enjoyed it immensely but I felt it sort of too short. Changed my original ratings from 7.5 to 9.5/10. The ending is too fixed either join a random tribal chick which you kill your current gf and then the tribe girl kills you or save your friends and gf but the tribal chick gets killed.

 

For some reason the game sort of felt like Tomb Raider 2013 (another good title), probably due to the dark atmosphere surrounding with the storyline.

post #3398 of 4414

Far Cry 3 was an Assassins Creed/Far Cry 2 hybrid. I agree about the story being pretty bad and I honestly enjoyed Far Cry 2 more both gameplay and story wise. FC 2 let me make my own story to a much larger degree. The AC formula only worked twice for me. I hated Revelations and it felt old and a bit mal placed in Far Cry 3 with the same kind of fetch quests to ramp up the play time. What is the point with treasure hunting when it´s all marked on the map? Getting the motion sensor beeping in FC 2 made it at least a bit interesting and it wasn´t so much of it and more or less just an extra you could easilly ignore.

 

Finished Bioshock Infinite and this is a fps with good story. I loved every minute of it. 9,5/10 most likely GOTY in the shooter genre. Though the best bits is when you are not shooting but just free to absorb your surroundings, story and all that.

post #3399 of 4414

FC2 was ok but the story was just a drag and every mission was just to distant apart from each other.

post #3400 of 4414

Playing Bioshock Infinite at the moment. Not really sure what to think of it. I went in expecting to love the story, but not like the gameplay all that much... But I'm feeling the opposite now that I am playing it. I expected it to be a completely linear shooter, but really, it's not much more confined than the original Bioshock.

 

The story is... Meh so far. The writing and themes are just really, really heavy handed, taking itself way too seriously and lacking any sense of subtlety.

 

I will say, playing on PC, it's utterly gorgeous. Certainly in the running for strongest artistic design of a game this gen, and it's also very, very technically impressive.

 

 

So far I'd give it a 8/10, just because I'm loving the city more than anything else about the game. More than anything, though, it's making me want to play Arcanum. tongue.gif

post #3401 of 4414

I don´t agree about the technical aspect. It looks really really old technically but the artistic side fool you so efficiently. I mean look at the faces from the earlier decade and how crappy textures look close up. The cheap grass and all that. But you have to force yourself to see all that because you are just gawking lol

 

But it sounds great. I always use my JVC DX 1000 for all my pre era gaming. It just feel right at home in the tube generation lol. If I wouldn´t categorize it as Fallout 3 I would say it was Bioshock :). In a way Bioshock the original perhaps since it´s a closed headphone with builtin reverb for amazing room feel.

post #3402 of 4414

Doesn't look technically old to me. Not sure what kind of games you have to be playing to think it looks really, really old, actually. Sure, you can nit pick little things like textures and grass, but the lighting is excellent, it's depth of field effect is nice, scale is insanely impressive, EVERYTHING is animated, and it probably has the best use of motion blur I've seen in a game.

post #3403 of 4414

Bioshock Infinite: 7.5/10

 (yes, I understand the ending very well)

post #3404 of 4414
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Originally Posted by Kukuk View Post

Playing Bioshock Infinite at the moment. Not really sure what to think of it. I went in expecting to love the story, but not like the gameplay all that much... But I'm feeling the opposite now that I am playing it. I expected it to be a completely linear shooter, but really, it's not much more confined than the original Bioshock.

 

The story is... Meh so far. The writing and themes are just really, really heavy handed, taking itself way too seriously and lacking any sense of subtlety.

 

I will say, playing on PC, it's utterly gorgeous. Certainly in the running for strongest artistic design of a game this gen, and it's also very, very technically impressive.

 

 

So far I'd give it a 8/10, just because I'm loving the city more than anything else about the game. More than anything, though, it's making me want to play Arcanum. tongue.gif

I agree. 7.5/10 to 8/10 depending on how you look at it.

 

-no plot spoilers below- don't worry. Just general things

 

The team was right. This was, but at the same time isn't 'Bioshock'.

 

The gameplay reminds me of Bulletstorm and a bit of RAGE. Almost on rails with quick action shooting, powers and moving around with little use of an RPG like menu.

 

Enviroment was great but not nearly as 'explorative' prone as B1/B2's. Taking and getting items was abridged. It was RPG-esque but also wasn't. In B1 and B2. You had to manage your stuff, see what you are getting and 'mix' stuff together. Here, you just mash the 'F'(or take) button constantly and quickly as you ransack.

 

It was like Crysis 2 compared to Crysis 1. A false 'open' enviroment that wasn't very 'good'. Going into new rooms didn't exactly make you wonder who to kill or plan or anything. It was just...bland.

 

I didn't really like any of the guns except the carbine and had a problem with them. Too accurate. One hand holding any weapon always delivers same mini crosshairs. The epitamy of on rails shooter. 

 


Pros: Enviroment. Very efficent gameplay, plot, use of everything

Cons: Not very 'exciting'. Plot. Efficent use of RPG/onrails/fps mix ends up in weird feeling

 

7.5-8/10

 

Above Average to Good but nothing I would ever replay again.

post #3405 of 4414
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Originally Posted by Kukuk View Post

Doesn't look technically old to me. Not sure what kind of games you have to be playing to think it looks really, really old, actually. Sure, you can nit pick little things like textures and grass, but the lighting is excellent, it's depth of field effect is nice, scale is insanely impressive, EVERYTHING is animated, and it probably has the best use of motion blur I've seen in a game.
A few of the models stood out to me. A large number of details have been textured on instead of actually molded. You can sort of tell that it was developed with aging consoles in mind, and while the PC version definitely has a lot of improvements a lot of things like the base models still stick out.
Like the flower hats that some of the women wear for instance, they're totally round with just a floral pattern on them.
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