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post #15406 of 32006
It is not only a matter of taste for me. I simply have no time to play longer than lets say 1 hour straight. This fact alone sorts out lots of fascinating games. It is even to short for proper BF 3/4 online sessions. COD is different. You can even play 10 minutes and be happy every now and then. And then it does not hurt that the game does not change to much. We just move to a new set of maps every 12 month.....
Edited by pietcux - 7/25/13 at 9:08am
post #15407 of 32006
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Originally Posted by pietcux View Post

It is not only a matter of taste for me. I simply have no time to play longer than lets say 1 hour straight. This fact alone sorts out lots of fascinating games. It is even to short for proper BF 3/4 online sessions. COD is different. You can even play 10 minutes and be happy every now and then. And then it does not hurt that the game does not change to much. We just move to a new set of maps every 12 month.....

 

Yes, BF3 is a slower game at its fastest (Nose-Hair Canals 64 Player TDM) than Modern Warfare 3 is at its slowest. There's nothing wrong with that, and I play both frequently, but MW3 is a game you play when you have a couple of hours to blow, and BF3 is a game you spend a whole day playing.

 

CoD is also much more intense and adrenaline-soaked than BF3. BF3 is much more of a strategic game than a tactical game.


Edited by Tus-Chan - 7/25/13 at 9:17am
post #15408 of 32006

I only play Battlefield on PC - how does positional audio compare between BF3 and the latest COD iterations?

post #15409 of 32006

Positional audio on BF3 is basically a joke compared to Call of Duty. Too much ambient noise, footsteps and other noises are too quiet, and for what's left of the positional audio, the directional accuracy isn't very good.

Having good audio in a Call of Duty game is almost like having a wall hack.

post #15410 of 32006

That's too bad, the game is so great otherwise.  I agree that the positional audio could be much better in BF3, especially footsteps.  But with DH and good cans, it's still really fun sounding.  I'm always impressed when a rocket flies by my head haha

post #15411 of 32006

I'm impressed with the positional audio of Borderlands 2 without Dolby Headphone thrown in. More games should have stereo mixing like this by default.

post #15412 of 32006
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Originally Posted by pietcux View Post

I simply have no time to play longer than lets say 1 hour straight.

You could always make time... Quitting your job won't be that big of a deal, right? tongue.gif


Edited by daleb - 7/25/13 at 10:30am
post #15413 of 32006

You could always make time... Quitting your job won't be that big of a deal, right? tongue.gif

 

Hey, you've got to make sacrifices if you want to get ahead in Call of Duty. :)

post #15414 of 32006
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Originally Posted by 3X0 View Post

I'm impressed with the positional audio of Borderlands 2 without Dolby Headphone thrown in. More games should have stereo mixing like this by default.
Borderlands 2 is actually a stellar game audio example. You actually CAN utilize OpenAL in that game (according to NamelessPFG), and thus 3D audio on a PC. Rakk swooping from above and midgets chucking axes at you from below.
As a side note, I think it takes less concentration and is instinctively easier to understand where things are and what's going on if audio is in 3D, rather than trying to add visual cues and memory of map layout to 2D sound to guess where you just got shot at from.
Edited by Evshrug - 7/25/13 at 10:58am
post #15415 of 32006

Speaking of outdated graphical and audio engines...

 

HE-6 - Speaker amp - DSS (DTS 5.1) - PS3 - Last of Us 0_0 drool...

 

Seriously bought it yesterday and it is just such an awesome game.

 

Audio quality is awesome (I can get great explosions with nice, detailed bass. Something a COD game just cant do - makes a distorted mess with the HE-6)

 

Developers keep bitching that quality audio taxes the processor and what not...

Well the LoU is one of the best looking and sounding games. a perfect blend and feels just so refreshing to have a TPS tactical gape (wouldnt call it a shooter at all)

 

I am just stunned. Like there have been a few games where the audio was very good (Borderlands, Uncharted, all the 1st party games and other non-FPS third parties) and where the audio just doesnt work with the HE-6 (Call of Duty X,Y,Z... just no, its unplayable the bass is just oomp, no texture there... distorted mess)

 

It all bears down on the implementation of the sound (engine). Definitely possible to have a great sound in FPS, without overblown bloaty bass....

 

Anyway, just a heads-up on a great game + a little rant of mine :)

The vocals/voices the overall sound blend is just so nice, great positional cues. accompanied by awesome visuals... Really liking it.

 

Also, the game lets you choose between different audio and (surround) sound setup - there is stereo HP, stereo speaker, Pro Logic II, DTS 5.1 (by default, my favorite) Speaker sizes, speaker range,... I wish every game had this customization degree!

 

Enjoying the HE-6 with the DSS (and a speaker amp) immensely. Was thinking the sound quality would be much worse, but it is kinda decent with most games, YMMV (minus COD and most FPS)

post #15416 of 32006

Last of Us? Haven't heard of it...is it multiplayer?

post #15417 of 32006
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Last of Us? Haven't heard of it...is it multiplayer?

There is a multiplayer, but it's primarily a single-player, story based, third-person shooter. It's a Naughty Dog game, so if you like Uncharted, you'd probably like it. Obviously PS3 exclusive. Surprised you haven't heard of it yet. 

post #15418 of 32006

Ah that's why, I'm on PC.

post #15419 of 32006
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That's like gonna be game of the year, and you haven't heard of it? Lol.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 7/25/13 at 1:24pm
post #15420 of 32006
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Originally Posted by conquerator2 View Post

Speaking of outdated graphical and audio engines...

HE-6 - Speaker amp - DSS (DTS 5.1) - PS3 - Last of Us 0_0 drool...
Wait... What? Are you talking about the Turtle Beach DSS? The one that only processes DDL input? I guess your PS3 is translating DTS into DDL... which is cool.
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