Egoy3k: I found it unplayable due to the systems lack of a second analog stick, the floaty feeling and the jarring sound. Compared with what was available for the PC during that time period it was not really a great game.
BurningMan03: That's what I was getting at. Like I said, I've been a console guy my whole life, and Goldeneye was the first game that I can remember where my friends would have get-togethers just so we could all play the game. It grew the genre in a way that Doom or Wolfenstein never could because of them being PC based. If you go solely off of console FPS shooters, they haven't changed all that much. I never played UT, Half-Life, or Counter-strike, although I had friends who were really, really good at CS.With that being said, I'm glad to have you here to diagnose MY taste in video games. I'll be sure to re-examine everything I've ever thought about the games I like.
Testiclaw: I miss old Day of Defeat.Wasn't it v1.3 that had the bleeding still? It was awesome.I picked up the first Mass Effect a while ago because everybody recommended it to me, to get me into the story for 2 and 3, but I'm not quite sold on it yet. It feels like a railway shooter that's heavy on the dialogue right now./new gaming PC building this summer//yay!
thisiszombocom: God-is-a-Taco: At least we have Thief 4 to look forward to, right?http://www.gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2013/03/13/meet-the-n ew -garrett-from-thief.aspxHaha just kidding. The PR guys themselves can't hide how awful they're making it.There are key words to pay attention to in the video, like "modern audience", "console market", "mainstream"."We took a game many people enjoy, and we changed everything good about it so that no one will enjoy it."you mean thief 3./ original thief fanboi// looks down on those whose first thief experience was 3
Enemabag Jones: Slightly off topic question.Played Quake, doom, castle wolfenstein, ect on pc.Trying to play Borderlands on Xbox, the controller just feels wrong. I suppose it takes time but it feels less accurate then the keyboard.Do I need to give it more time, or are PC gamers really the master race?
PanicMan: It feels heavy and slow, right? The problem is you're used to a mouse that can move several inches in any direction with almost zero friction. The xbox thumbstick moves at most an inch, has a dead-spot in the center, and spring resistance. You'll have to relearn how to shoot. You'll get used to it, but it will never be as good as a mouse and keyboard, like god intended for FPSs.
toetag: If you try to use any other strategy everyone on the maps starts pissing their wheaties about the "camper". "Camper? You've seen me at nearly every point on the map. How is that camping?."
Boxingoutsider: wall of itg text
theurge14: Every day I keep telling myself this is the last day I play Black Ops 2. The lag is terrible, half the time is spent "migrating hosts", the hitmarkers are awful, the guns are inconsistent, the quickscoping is ridiculous, nobody plays objectives they just camp and boost their KD, everytime I join a Ground War game it's already in progress and some goober on their team is 76-2 with every single scorestreak up at the same time. And yet I still keep popping in the disc and playing it... I don't know why.
sxacho: I'm not a huge gamer, but I really don't like how when I'm stuck somewhere in say, Half Life 2...
dragonchild: Thing is in most cases you'll wind up with something scattershot.
dragonchild: As for CoD, I understand it's intended to cater to a simple-minded market, but to some extent might the limitations of the game experience be precisely because the participants are simple-minded? I never played it so I don't know, but it seems more frustration here is leveled at the multiplayer brats than anything else.
Arthen: Complaining that fps players don't have to develop better "skills" in order to enjoy playing is like complaining that masturbation has too low a dificulty curve.
sxacho: I know you can change up your method at that point and do it all over, but I think I'd like to see more randomization of enemies every time you replay so that skill and overall strategy really are more important than just memorization. Then again, I'm not a game designer and I don't know if that kind of thing would really play out very well in the end.
MugzyBrown: If you want realism, play World War II Online.Enjoy waiting to hitch a ride on a truck to be transported 5 min to the battlefield only to be staffed by a Stuka right before you arrive.
Eddie Ate Dynamite: What you just described still happens constantly, it's simply good placement of a stationary gun. Once you've found a good spot to put that stationary gun it will continue to be a good spot whenever that map comes up. So even the dumbest can stumble into winning tactics eventually, simply through trial and error, or monkey-see monkey-do.
Shadowknight: PanicMan: It feels heavy and slow, right? The problem is you're used to a mouse that can move several inches in any direction with almost zero friction. The xbox thumbstick moves at most an inch, has a dead-spot in the center, and spring resistance. You'll have to relearn how to shoot. You'll get used to it, but it will never be as good as a mouse and keyboard, like god intended for FPSs.I'm really hoping that the next generation of consoles make a wireless keyboard and mouse a forgone conclusion, and that all console makers include support standard. I know it won't happen, as two generations of fans have been conditioned to the gamepad being the one and only way, and they would get slaughtered wholesale by a decent kb/m combo. It would alienate far too many folks, but man it would be fun in the meantime to watch the kids screaming about "HACKERS!" because I'm able to turn around in less than three full seconds./would also have to remove aim assisting, which would leave the poor befuddled controller folks wondering where all their bullets are going
Wittenberg Dropout: I worked on Modern Warfare 1 and can honestly say that that was the best game ever with the best devs ever. Worked on several AAA titles later and they still don't matchup.
envirovore: Though I did enjoy some BF:BC2 for a while, I haven't really found an online FPS worth playing since Half Life 2 Deathmatch. Guess after spending so much time with Quake and UT99 that I'm just stuck in the old-school frantic twitch shooters as online FPS games go.
ThreadSinger: balisane: Feh. I find that Mass Effect fulfills all my possible FPS jones; all I really want to do is lay traps and snipe the deepest field possible, anyway, and that only between juicy story chapters. If it were at all possible to completely forget your arsenal and get though every situation with your stock pistol, I would do.Import your character through all the games. I beat ME3 (with my biotic from ME1), replayed ME3, and I'm level 55 a third of the way in the game. At such levels, your stock pistol, and the unholy power of your singularity+warp combo, is all you need./playing on Insanity//Vancouver burns brightly
doglover: Mike_LowELL: I like how the comment thread for an article discussing how nobody will play a game which does not look, move, and function like Call of Duty has been completely derailed by discussion of stealth and medieval FPS games.But we're all old guys. I never liked Call of Duty. It was too much money(ie more than $0.00 USD) for "just another FPS"We're not the kids in the article. We didn't cut our teeth on CoD, so we know better games are out there and getting good takes time.
Snotnose: I don't get why CoD is so popular. The single player games are fun, but not worth $60. The last 3 titles (BOPS 1 and 2, MW3) have serious lag issues. MW2 got taken over by cheaters so I can't go back to that.Seriously. What's most important to you in a multiplayer FPS: 1) your skill; 2) strategy 3) tactics 4) teamwork. If you answered 1-4 then CoD isn't for you because the number 1 factor is lag. If you're on the wrong end of the lag curve (which I seem to always be) then your hosed no matter what./ Didn't get BOP2// Forums are full of people biatching about lag, I got Borderlands 2 instead.
Trocadero: The reason Goldeneye was so great was that you could beat your friends in the same room and then fart on them as part of your gentlemanly wager.
Mentat: I live Assassin's Creed multiplayer because it's different and emphasizes skill, but nothing ruins the game faster than some CoD dink running around bouncing off rooftops without any regard for stealth or skill.
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