Arma 3 worth buying?

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#1 Posted by danygo1996 (372 posts) -

Already seen what the game's about, im just being sure if it's worth my money and if its a great game.. last game i pre-ordered was diablo 3..... so i learned a lesson from it

#2 Posted by pelvist (4634 posts) -

There are only a few vehicles and weapons in the alpha and only 3 official missions, however the in game editor and modding means you can make or download an almost never ending supply of all of those things. So yes, if you like any of the previous OFP or Arma games, then its worth it.

They have made a lot of improvments over Arma 2, the physics still need a bit of work but they are already better than in Arma 2 and the movement just feels so smooth now. I am happy with my purchase, its a great improvement overall and its only going to get better.

#3 Posted by Nanomage (2410 posts) -
Considering this is just the alpha build I´d say yes,the game is pretty ace and a big improvement on Arma 2,overall it´s a very different situation compared to what D3 was.
#4 Posted by jer_1 (7451 posts) -

Absolutely! The game is already far far better than it's elder and it's damn well better than any other shooter you can name so yeah, it's well worth the price.

#5 Posted by danygo1996 (372 posts) -

Game will turn then into beta and then retail as time passes , when i purchase it? Just wondering, never bought an alpha stage game

#6 Posted by jer_1 (7451 posts) -

Game will turn then into beta and then retail as time passes , when i purchase it? Just wondering, never bought an alpha stage game

danygo1996

If you buy now, you just get it $20 or so cheaper and then you get access to the alpha and beta and are able to help out by reporting bugs and such. Hopefully with all the people reporting we'll get a relatively smooth launch when the game is finally "finished".

#7 Posted by BattleSpectre (5966 posts) -

I think i'm going to buy it too. Any of you with similar PC builds to mine know how well it'll run for me? I've got a GTX 460 1GB, 16GB ram and an i5 2500 Intel cpu. I also play at 1080p but i don't have to max it out (which i know i never can these days with games).

I really want to try out Arma 3 so hopefully it's playable for me.

#8 Posted by PernicioEnigma (5281 posts) -
If you enjoy that kind of game then sure. The Alpha alone has more value than most complete (and full price) games.
#9 Posted by punkpunker (3321 posts) -

if you played games like Red orchestra 2 and like it, you will like Arma 3.

#10 Posted by Bieberfan147 (70 posts) -
Nah just get or stick with call of duty. I'm tired of all these new clones trying to do it better or something a little different with their twist and fail. I'm so bored of all these bad shallow games. I'll just stick with call of duty
#11 Posted by crippledmachine (264 posts) -

I think I'll get it at some point.

Enjoyed Arma 2.

#12 Posted by punkpunker (3321 posts) -

I think I'll get it at some point.

Enjoyed Arma 2.

crippledmachine

its in beta now so getting it later is usually a great idea.

#13 Posted by pelvist (4634 posts) -

I think i'm going to buy it too. Any of you with similar PC builds to mine know how well it'll run for me? I've got a GTX 460 1GB, 16GB ram and an i5 2500 Intel cpu. I also play at 1080p but i don't have to max it out (which i know i never can these days with games).

I really want to try out Arma 3 so hopefully it's playable for me.

BattleSpectre

 

Give me your steam ID and ill give you Arma 3 Alpha Lite. Im not sure what limitations are in Alpha lite but it will at least give you some idea.

#14 Posted by pelvist (4634 posts) -

Nah just get or stick with call of duty. I'm tired of all these new clones trying to do it better or something a little different with their twist and fail. I'm so bored of all these bad shallow games. I'll just stick with call of dutyBieberfan147

 

Arma III is a COD clone? :lol:

#15 Posted by k2theswiss (16599 posts) -
Nah just get or stick with call of duty. I'm tired of all these new clones trying to do it better or something a little different with their twist and fail. I'm so bored of all these bad shallow games. I'll just stick with call of dutyBieberfan147
WTF are you talking about you IDIOT!
#16 Posted by BattleSpectre (5966 posts) -

[QUOTE="BattleSpectre"]

I think i'm going to buy it too. Any of you with similar PC builds to mine know how well it'll run for me? I've got a GTX 460 1GB, 16GB ram and an i5 2500 Intel cpu. I also play at 1080p but i don't have to max it out (which i know i never can these days with games).

I really want to try out Arma 3 so hopefully it's playable for me.

pelvist

Give me your steam ID and ill give you Arma 3 Alpha Lite. Im not sure what limitations are in Alpha lite but it will at least give you some idea.

Thank you very much for the offer but luckily i was already gifted it from acanofcoke. I'm pretty much running it all at medium settings with 2x Anti Aliasing and it's running pretty smooth, i'm sure the full game will be tweaked for more optimization so i'm a happy camper haha.

#17 Posted by PetJel (3722 posts) -
I'd say it is considering the price atm and getting the finished game when it comes out. The alpha is fun to mess around with, game looks and plays great.
#18 Posted by skrat_01 (33767 posts) -
It's in Alpha, so if you like wait till the final release. If you actually really like milsims then it could be worth it keeping that in mind. I'll be buying, just because of Bohemia's pedigree and legacy alone, love OFP and despite their faults they've stuck to this kind of formula through all the rain and hail.
#19 Posted by PernicioEnigma (5281 posts) -
I have 3 Arma 3 lite gifts and no one to give them to. It would be a shame to waste them so send me a PM if you're genuinely interested and I'll be happy to gift them to the first three people.
#20 Posted by vfibsux (4205 posts) -

Nah just get or stick with call of duty. I'm tired of all these new clones trying to do it better or something a little different with their twist and fail. I'm so bored of all these bad shallow games. I'll just stick with call of dutyBieberfan147

 

Don't give this low life the satisfaction of a real response, report him. This is a troll account, every one of his posts are like this.

#21 Posted by klusps (10381 posts) -

Nah just get or stick with call of duty. I'm tired of all these new clones trying to do it better or something a little different with their twist and fail. I'm so bored of all these bad shallow games. I'll just stick with call of dutyBieberfan147

Arma and Call of Duty are two completely different style of games. 

#22 Posted by kozzy1234 (35155 posts) -

Yes, definatly worth buying.

#23 Posted by kozzy1234 (35155 posts) -

Nah just get or stick with call of duty. I'm tired of all these new clones trying to do it better or something a little different with their twist and fail. I'm so bored of all these bad shallow games. I'll just stick with call of dutyBieberfan147

GO back to system wars, COD and ARMA are nothing alike.

#24 Posted by vfibsux (4205 posts) -

Stop feeding the troll, sigh.

#25 Posted by ultimate-k (2348 posts) -

I want someone to create a civilian vehicle terrorist blowing up simulator! I love blowing up that cilvlian vehicle at the start of the driving mission. But Iam abit of a noob to create one myself.

#26 Posted by mhofever (3952 posts) -

[QUOTE="Bieberfan147"]Nah just get or stick with call of duty. I'm tired of all these new clones trying to do it better or something a little different with their twist and fail. I'm so bored of all these bad shallow games. I'll just stick with call of dutykozzy1234

GO back to system wars, COD and ARMA are nothing alike.

He's an obvious troll, especially with a username like that :lol:

#27 Posted by BPoole96 (22784 posts) -

[QUOTE="Bieberfan147"]Nah just get or stick with call of duty. I'm tired of all these new clones trying to do it better or something a little different with their twist and fail. I'm so bored of all these bad shallow games. I'll just stick with call of dutyvfibsux

 

Don't give this low life the satisfaction of a real response, report him. This is a troll account, every one of his posts are like this.

Yeah, any account named "Bieberfan" is very likely to be a troll account .
#28 Posted by Elann2008 (32953 posts) -

Yes, definatly worth buying.

kozzy1234
How are things going in Alpha, Kozzy? :D I just watched Giantbomb's "quick look" and I laughed my ass off. I can't wait to get this game.
#29 Posted by kraken2109 (13007 posts) -

Hope you have a good PC, I get 20fps in the alpha.

#30 Posted by C_Rule (9739 posts) -

Hope you have a good PC, I get 20fps in the alpha.

kraken2109
That's pretty brutal. What settings are you using? I wanna pre-order it, but I think I'll wait for build/driver updates to improve performance.
#31 Posted by BattleSpectre (5966 posts) -

[QUOTE="kraken2109"]

Hope you have a good PC, I get 20fps in the alpha.

C_Rule

That's pretty brutal. What settings are you using? I wanna pre-order it, but I think I'll wait for build/driver updates to improve performance.

I can run it fairly well at medium with some settings on high and 2xAA and my graphics card is pretty sh!te to be honest. You should have no problem running it at all with your PC C-Rule.

#32 Posted by kraken2109 (13007 posts) -
[QUOTE="kraken2109"]

Hope you have a good PC, I get 20fps in the alpha.

C_Rule
That's pretty brutal. What settings are you using? I wanna pre-order it, but I think I'll wait for build/driver updates to improve performance.

It just auto-set the settings and i put FXAA on low. It could do with some kind of tutorial - the controls are a bit weird.
#33 Posted by Arommerce (1 posts) -
I would like an alpha lite acess but i would like to know how it works,is it a code or what?my email is gabrielbiage@hotmail.com. please send my email with all the information if hter is any alpha lite acess left. pls reply =D
#34 Posted by ultraking (6904 posts) -

Loving it so far. you all should buy it

#35 Posted by SKaREO (3161 posts) -
If you think paying a developer to be an unofficial play tester for their game is a good idea, I've honestly lost a lot of faith in this industry and in humanity in general.
#36 Posted by C_Rule (9739 posts) -
If you think paying a developer to be an unofficial play tester for their game is a good idea, I've honestly lost a lot of faith in this industry and in humanity in general.SKaREO
Pre-ordering games has been a thing for a long time.
#37 Posted by ultraking (6904 posts) -
If you think paying a developer to be an unofficial play tester for their game is a good idea, I've honestly lost a lot of faith in this industry and in humanity in general.SKaREO
I don't mind. I mean I got the game for like $30. gives me alpha, beta, and full game. looks like a win for me.
#38 Posted by SKaREO (3161 posts) -
[QUOTE="SKaREO"]If you think paying a developer to be an unofficial play tester for their game is a good idea, I've honestly lost a lot of faith in this industry and in humanity in general.ultraking
I don't mind. I mean I got the game for like $30. gives me alpha, beta, and full game. looks like a win for me.

"Me, me, me." No offense, because everyone looks at things selfishly rather than seeing the *BIG PICTURE* and that is that developers can profit from their game before it's even ready to ship. Thanks to the support of paying customers, we can expect this sort of thing to become the norm, and a lot more money going into shoddy practices similar to what we saw with War Z. I always knew pre-ordering games was a bad idea, but now it's going a giant leap further.
#39 Posted by ultraking (6904 posts) -
[QUOTE="ultraking"][QUOTE="SKaREO"]If you think paying a developer to be an unofficial play tester for their game is a good idea, I've honestly lost a lot of faith in this industry and in humanity in general.SKaREO
I don't mind. I mean I got the game for like $30. gives me alpha, beta, and full game. looks like a win for me.

"Me, me, me." No offense, because everyone looks at things selfishly rather than seeing the *BIG PICTURE* and that is that developers can profit from their game before it's even ready to ship. Thanks to the support of paying customers, we can expect this sort of thing to become the norm, and a lot more money going into shoddy practices similar to what we saw with War Z. I always knew pre-ordering games was a bad idea, but now it's going a giant leap further.

whoa. lets not compare WarZ to Arma3.
#40 Posted by Toxic-Seahorse (4118 posts) -
[QUOTE="SKaREO"][QUOTE="ultraking"]I don't mind. I mean I got the game for like $30. gives me alpha, beta, and full game. looks like a win for me.ultraking
"Me, me, me." No offense, because everyone looks at things selfishly rather than seeing the *BIG PICTURE* and that is that developers can profit from their game before it's even ready to ship. Thanks to the support of paying customers, we can expect this sort of thing to become the norm, and a lot more money going into shoddy practices similar to what we saw with War Z. I always knew pre-ordering games was a bad idea, but now it's going a giant leap further.

whoa. lets not compare WarZ to Arma3.

He's a known troll. Ignore him.
#41 Posted by mitu123 (153911 posts) -

Maxed out I get between 30-60FPS, the key is to lower visibility.

#42 Posted by psn8214 (14924 posts) -

Maxed out I get between 30-60FPS, the key is to lower visibility.

mitu123

No, the key is lower OBJECT visibility. Lowering total visible range gives you an ugly fog in the distance. I'd max VIEW distance by default, or at leasty set it to 10000. Then play with your object visibility to find your sweet spot for frame rates. I'm running it 12000 View distance, and 3500 Object distance on my PC (3770K @ 4.2 Ghz, 16 Gb RAM, and GTX 480). 

#43 Posted by Elann2008 (32953 posts) -

[QUOTE="mitu123"]

Maxed out I get between 30-60FPS, the key is to lower visibility.

psn8214

No, the key is lower OBJECT visibility. Lowering total visible range gives you an ugly fog in the distance. I'd max VIEW distance by default, or at leasty set it to 10000. Then play with your object visibility to find your sweet spot for frame rates. I'm running it 12000 View distance, and 3500 Object distance on my PC (3770K @ 4.2 Ghz, 16 Gb RAM, and GTX 480). 

What's your framerate at?
#44 Posted by psn8214 (14924 posts) -

What's your framerate at?Elann2008

40~60 at all times. Some microstuttering with PiP and other things, but those are known issues judging by what people are saying on the Arma 3 forums. I'm playing at 1080p btw.

#45 Posted by mitu123 (153911 posts) -

[QUOTE="mitu123"]

Maxed out I get between 30-60FPS, the key is to lower visibility.

psn8214

No, the key is lower OBJECT visibility. Lowering total visible range gives you an ugly fog in the distance. I'd max VIEW distance by default, or at leasty set it to 10000. Then play with your object visibility to find your sweet spot for frame rates. I'm running it 12000 View distance, and 3500 Object distance on my PC (3770K @ 4.2 Ghz, 16 Gb RAM, and GTX 480). 

I forgot to mention that, lol.
#46 Posted by PernicioEnigma (5281 posts) -

[QUOTE="mitu123"]

Maxed out I get between 30-60FPS, the key is to lower visibility.

psn8214

No, the key is lower OBJECT visibility. Lowering total visible range gives you an ugly fog in the distance. I'd max VIEW distance by default, or at leasty set it to 10000. Then play with your object visibility to find your sweet spot for frame rates. I'm running it 12000 View distance, and 3500 Object distance on my PC (3770K @ 4.2 Ghz, 16 Gb RAM, and GTX 480). 

True, but does lowering the object visibility include other players.enemies?
#47 Posted by psn8214 (14924 posts) -

I forgot to mention that, lol.mitu123

I mean, you're not necessarily wrong. It's just that in my experience, I don't take much of a frames hit maxing actual view distance. It seems like the object view distance (which makes sense) is the primary killer of frames when you're playing with those two settings, and limiting overall view distance just looks plain ugly sometimes, especially when flying jets or helicopters. Better to max view then find an optimal object view distance for your specific GPU. 

#48 Posted by psn8214 (14924 posts) -

True, but does lowering the object visibility include other players.enemies?PernicioEnigma

It does, but lowering overall view distance limits view of these as well, and as I noted prior, I found that frames were limited by object view distance, not overall view distance (i.e. I found pushing object distance to 4000 or above resulted in generally poor frames, but increasing overall view distance to values at or beyond that didn't really make my frames any better or worse. Thus, it follows that one might max view distance as its effects on frames are minimal). Obviously this may vary per GPU. I'm using a GTX 480 and my processor is pretty damn good as well, so mileage may vary based on hardware.

#50 Posted by Makari (15250 posts) -
[QUOTE="Toxic-Seahorse"][QUOTE="ultraking"][QUOTE="SKaREO"] "Me, me, me." No offense, because everyone looks at things selfishly rather than seeing the *BIG PICTURE* and that is that developers can profit from their game before it's even ready to ship. Thanks to the support of paying customers, we can expect this sort of thing to become the norm, and a lot more money going into shoddy practices similar to what we saw with War Z. I always knew pre-ordering games was a bad idea, but now it's going a giant leap further.

whoa. lets not compare WarZ to Arma3.

He's a known troll. Ignore him.

I went and bought it just because of him. <3  Anyway, I'd say BIS has proven they're not 'that' kind of studio. Lots of post-release support and general awesomeness. Downloading now, we'll see how it goes!