System Wars Lounge V47: The 60FPS 1080P Edition

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#301 Posted by jg4xchamp (47383 posts) -

@mems_1224 said:

I didn't care for Last Light. Especially the last third of the game. Holy crap that story gets bad. It was nearly as interesting as the first game.

It drops off at that point, agreed. But easy to forget if you focus on the first half.

@jg4xchamp Well I thought the stealth aspect was cool, because of how you have to stay in the shadows and move slowly. You could easily say the AI is stupid in many stealth games, like in the Batman Arkham series (why do they never, ever look up? lol

I understand all of your opinions and yet for me, it's easily one of my favorite games ever sans ranger mode and definitely my favorite FPS. Better than Bioshock Infinite, Half Life 2, Call of Duty, Crysis, etc.

But that's purely my opinion. I'm enamored by it's graphics, art direction, sound design, pacing, and I ignore all of it's flaws like it's hand holding gameplay in many parts and poor english voice acting (still don't want to use subtitles since that would take away the purety of playing a UI free game with ranger mode). It's flawed and yet everything else is so outstanding to me that it seems perfect.

Difference, Batman is more straight power fantasy. The AI while being "dumb" does have more dynamic attributes as you start picking them apart. They get nervous, they get wreckless, their patterns become less predictable on harder difficulties. Especially in the predator challenges. It is just as much about the stealth arena rocksteady creates as it is the enemies.

Metro's aiming for a more "plausible" environment. It's more dependent on its enemies, and while yes using the impressive lighting engine for stealth benefits is a cool thing: it doesn't overrule the part where it's completely fucking jarring for them to look right at you and go "no you are hidden, because shadows".

Fair enough: It speaks to you, I get it. I'm just saying it does plenty of things that would stop me from calling it great without ranger mode. With ranger mode? pretty good, great even. Not one of the best things the genre had to offer in its existence. Largely for me it has to deal with the fact that I love the shit out of the other Eastern European FPS games(STALKER and Cryostasis). It's a more streamlined styled game in comparison. What it gains in accessibility, function, and raw fun, it loses in richness and depth. The latter I tend to respect more.

#302 Posted by CrownKingArthur (4431 posts) -

dat feel of pockets fully laden with pocket eggs

#303 Edited by parkurtommo (26504 posts) -

@Cheleman said:

@darkspineslayer:

your treading on some... mighty thin ice here...

Isn't that the guy who went on a killing spree and committed suicide after making a few videos in your sig?

If not, looks exactly like him.

#304 Posted by Cheleman (7616 posts) -

@parkurtommo:

yes senpai elliot aka the supreme gentleman 8)

his muh hero. i wanna be just like him when i grow up :3

#305 Posted by parkurtommo (26504 posts) -

@Cheleman said:

@parkurtommo:

yes senpai elliot aka the supreme gentleman 8)

his muh hero. i wanna be just like him when i grow up :3

Well that's great. I wish you success.

#306 Posted by LegatoSkyheart (24918 posts) -

sucks that you have to pay to play online on psn. i really dislike this practice. very upset that sony forced this.

Nintendo is the only one that hasn't forced the pay to play. then again other than SSB and MK8 there are no games i wanna play online on the Wii U.

I also finished the first season of kuroko no baskue and it was great.

the GOM are overpowered but it's understandable since they are miracles and are called monsters. gonna rewatch.

Just Remember, Monster Hunter Tri was Subscription based in Japan.

#307 Edited by R3FURBISHED (10344 posts) -

Question for anyone who played Doom 3 on PC or played Doom 3 BFG Edition:

I bought Doom 3 BFG Edition on Steam for a whopping $5 the other day and played up till the point that I encountered a progress halting (and thus, game ending) glitch -- in Delta Labs, after you turn the reactor back on, you are supposed to go to the elevators in Delta Labs. My glitch is that the elevators still read "Low Power" and so the doors do not open and I cannot ride the elevators.

Is there anyway around this other than restarting the entire game? I have a save file from the previous checkpoint which I played on till reaching the same glitched elevator doors and the only other save file I have is one that I used as a sort mid-checkpoint save so I wouldn't have to replay 10 or so minutes if I were to die (as I am playing on Hard).

#308 Posted by ConanTheStoner (4802 posts) -
#309 Posted by CrownKingArthur (4431 posts) -

@R3FURBISHED: Is that the place where there's another elevator to Delta labs? I hope I'm not getting confused, but I seem to remember one part where I went to go back to another elevator, and on the way there I accidentally stumbled across a different elevator.

Another trick of mine is to explore systematically hugging the right side wall until I find something new - this has helped me a few times. I hope the game doesn't glitch you out of enjoyment, I had a lot of fun with it quite recently. Sorry if this isn't helpful.

@ConanTheStoner: i never really listened to bone thugs, but that track was pretty dope.

#310 Edited by LegatoSkyheart (24918 posts) -

Well it came in and I already love it!

Now after Anime Fest I'll focus on a Real Upgrade.

My Current PC Specs are

The CPU and Ram came with the old eMachine that I foolishly bought thinking all I needed to do was buy a Graphics card and I'll be set. That computer is long gone.

Entry Level Stuff right? I like it since it can play a lot of stuff on High and even Ultra. Just look at my Steam Screenshots. But I want to get ready for Next Gen.

I already have a Case for the new set up. It's the Sentey Optimus Extreme Division Tower.

I'm actually kind of thinking about just upgrading the Tower already, but I'm waiting till I have my Upgrade parts and extra parts to make a new computer before doing so.

What do you guys recommend for me for Upgrading?

#311 Posted by CrownKingArthur (4431 posts) -

@LegatoSkyheart: either cpu and/or gpu? actually maybe get a 4gb stick first, you've got free slots?

looks like you get 22A on one of the 12V rails of your PSU, when/if you go to upgrade your GPU, assuming you keep running with that power supply the max power consumption from a GPU that I would tolerate would be: 22 * 12 * 0.85 (safety factor)

=224W

seems like plenty if you just want to run one gpu. in november the next cards are coming. would you hold out that long?

#312 Posted by LegatoSkyheart (24918 posts) -

@CrownKingArthur: eh I'll see. What cards are coming in November?

Was thinking about upgrading my ram from 3 to 8 since more memory is always needed. (I have 2 slots for ram)

The CPU I was thinking of getting a quad since dual core isn't cutting it anymore.

Do I need to upgrade my Power Supply? The 500w seems to be doing just fine.

#313 Posted by CrownKingArthur (4431 posts) -

@LegatoSkyheart: i'd just run that PSU until it dies. but always double check when changing components that the PSU will be able to supply the current OK.

november - don't know. but they'll probably be better value than what's out atm.

cpu - fx-8350 seems really awesome.

ram - ah ok so you're running a 1 and a 2 gig module. yeah, probably get either: two 4's; or one 8. and then later on you could get another 8gb module.

#314 Posted by Blabadon (25949 posts) -

@Cheleman said:

@darkspineslayer:

What the fuck did you just fucking say to me, you little bitch? I'll have you know I graduated top of my class in the Navy Seals, and I've been involved in numerous secret raids on Al-Quaeda, and I have over 300 confirmed kills. I am trained in gorilla warfare and I'm the top sniper in the entire US armed forces.

And you can look for the rest of the pasta yourself, bitch. A re*arded mod might take my ass supah600 series xD

I got fucking suspended for saying this with a Pokemon twist.

WITH A POKEMON TWIST.

#315 Posted by inb4uall (5356 posts) -

@Blabadon said:

@Cheleman said:

@darkspineslayer:

What the fuck did you just fucking say to me, you little bitch? I'll have you know I graduated top of my class in the Navy Seals, and I've been involved in numerous secret raids on Al-Quaeda, and I have over 300 confirmed kills. I am trained in gorilla warfare and I'm the top sniper in the entire US armed forces.

And you can look for the rest of the pasta yourself, bitch. A re*arded mod might take my ass supah600 series xD

I got fucking suspended for saying this with a Pokemon twist.

WITH A POKEMON TWIST.

Super can't understand what is and is not a joke.

#316 Edited by Cheleman (7616 posts) -

@Blabadon said:

@Cheleman said:

@darkspineslayer:

What the fuck did you just fucking say to me, you little bitch? I'll have you know I graduated top of my class in the Navy Seals, and I've been involved in numerous secret raids on Al-Quaeda, and I have over 300 confirmed kills. I am trained in gorilla warfare and I'm the top sniper in the entire US armed forces.

And you can look for the rest of the pasta yourself, bitch. A re*arded mod might take my ass supah600 series xD

I got fucking suspended for saying this with a Pokemon twist.

WITH A POKEMON TWIST.

#317 Posted by kitty (114566 posts) -

@LegatoSkyheart: i'd just run that PSU until it dies. but always double check when changing components that the PSU will be able to supply the current OK.

november - don't know. but they'll probably be better value than what's out atm.

cpu - fx-8350 seems really awesome.

ram - ah ok so you're running a 1 and a 2 gig module. yeah, probably get either: two 4's; or one 8. and then later on you could get another 8gb module.

I thought about the 8350 actually. But my other board is not a AM3+ It's just an AM3. So the best I could put on that would be a 6 core, I believe the 1100T
In the end I decided to jump to what I have now, a 4670k.

#318 Posted by Ballroompirate (22555 posts) -

@LegatoSkyheart: All I have to say is, don't get use to that mouse wheel lol :P

#319 Posted by Demonjoe93 (9523 posts) -

The further I get in The Last Story, the more I enjoy this game.

#320 Edited by Ballroompirate (22555 posts) -
#321 Posted by commonfate (12252 posts) -

Well it came in and I already love it!

Now after Anime Fest I'll focus on a Real Upgrade.

My Current PC Specs are

The CPU and Ram came with the old eMachine that I foolishly bought thinking all I needed to do was buy a Graphics card and I'll be set. That computer is long gone.

Entry Level Stuff right? I like it since it can play a lot of stuff on High and even Ultra. Just look at my Steam Screenshots. But I want to get ready for Next Gen.

I already have a Case for the new set up. It's the Sentey Optimus Extreme Division Tower.

I'm actually kind of thinking about just upgrading the Tower already, but I'm waiting till I have my Upgrade parts and extra parts to make a new computer before doing so.

What do you guys recommend for me for Upgrading?

Some good recommendations have already been made but I'd like to throw in if you're upgrading the RAM, particularly if you're not comfortable with overclocking, to upgrade the motherboard as well. I'm assuming your RAM upgrade will be @1600 so if you don't want to bottleneck it you'll need to look for a newer motherboard. Also, be mindful of whether you'll be getting an LGA 1155 or LGA 1150 processor, being that the 1155 is now discontinued and I'm sure you would be very disappointed if you bought a processor that didn't fit your motherboard.

Granted motherboard and RAM upgrades are quite far below CPU + GPU upgrades.

Also, a very fun upgrade would be a cheap sound card. Don't need to go pricey being that on-board audio is rather meh.

#322 Posted by commonfate (12252 posts) -

The further I get in The Last Story, the more I enjoy this game.

I really want to go into it but I hate auto attack. Give me turn based or something like Dragons Dogma/Tales/Kingdom Hearts in my real time combat pls.

#323 Posted by CrownKingArthur (4431 posts) -

@kitty: 4670k would be very nice. at the moment i'm on a 3470, but i'll be passing that cpu on to the Mrs, and will set myself up with an i5 4890.

so are you going to hit the green button with that dual gpu upgrade you were talking about? 7870s to gtx780s?

#324 Edited by Zassimick (6343 posts) -

The further I get in The Last Story, the more I enjoy this game.

Definitely wanting to play this after I beat Xenoblade. No clue when that will be but it's on my list of games to play! Is the story itself what you enjoy, the gameplay, or everything in general?

what server are you on now in ARR?

:( Damn, do I really need to get past this busy time in my life and get back into that game. I'm still honestly surprised by how much I was loving it.

#325 Posted by bbkkristian (14945 posts) -

@commonfate: you know you turn auto attack off, right??? Go into the setting and set it to manual. And hack and slash as much as you want. That's the only to enjoy the game.

#326 Posted by bbkkristian (14945 posts) -

@Ballroompirate: Gilgamesh, my friend. My characters name is Kris Valience. I'm on around 1:00pm pst if you wanna add me on your friends list.

#327 Posted by kitty (114566 posts) -

@kitty: 4670k would be very nice. at the moment i'm on a 3470, but i'll be passing that cpu on to the Mrs, and will set myself up with an i5 4890.

so are you going to hit the green button with that dual gpu upgrade you were talking about? 7870s to gtx780s?

The prices I saw at the microcenters would have made you change your mind. :P While I bought my 4670k for $239. They were $169 at the microcenter. But I'm not sure if those are around you reside at. But nice choice. Let me know how you like it. I'm sure the Mrs will like that 3470.

Yep. That's what I plan to save up for now. :) Though it might take awhile.

#328 Posted by LegatoSkyheart (24918 posts) -

@commonfate: You get used to the auto attack eventually. I'm SO close to beating the game its not even funny.

@CrownKingArthur: yeah I might do a 16 GB build. Seems like a good number. Though I'm shooting for an 8 right now.

@commonfate: yeah I was actually thinking of getting another motherboard maybe one with more slots and have a PCIx3 slot.

#329 Posted by Ballroompirate (22555 posts) -

@bbkkristian: Aight my characters name is Jesse Dunkshire, I should be on most of tomorrow since I don't have class.

@Zassimick: 2.3 made the game a lot more fun, been loving the new 24 man raid and the new hard modes are pretty fun, while Tam hardmode is actually pretty amazing from a story point of view if you paid attention to the story earlier around lvl 20.

#330 Posted by nintendoboy16 (26275 posts) -

It's my birthday. Now the age of 23.

#331 Posted by bbkkristian (14945 posts) -

@Ballroompirate: @XaeroGravity: What Grand Company are you two in? Frontlines is freaking awesome and we need to be in the same GC to be on the same team. Have either of you tried it yet?

#332 Posted by Ballroompirate (22555 posts) -

@bbkkristian: I haven't tried it yet, but I unlocked it. I'm the superior Maelstrom GC while I think Xaero might be TA.

#333 Edited by bbkkristian (14945 posts) -
#334 Posted by illmatic87 (15157 posts) -

@commonfate: you know you turn auto attack off, right??? Go into the setting and set it to manual. And hack and slash as much as you want. That's the only to enjoy the game.

It's been awhile since I played it, but I thought there wasnt much that could save the controls of that game. Even if auto attack is off, it conflicts with movement as you cant just cut through to the back lines at times with the way the controls worked.

Granted, I still enjoyed the game quite abit, despite the performance and control issues.

#335 Edited by bbkkristian (14945 posts) -

@illmatic87: oh yes, the Wii does not do the game justice. I hope Mistwalker gives it the HD remake it deserves.

#336 Posted by TheGuardian03 (21551 posts) -

It's my birthday. Now the age of 23.

Happy Birthday bro.

#337 Edited by TheGuardian03 (21551 posts) -

I have been reading Homunculus.

This manga is desgusting later on. i am at Vol 7.

Vol 6 had some terrible stuff, i wish it would have focused on just the supernatural stuff, if anyone has read this manga you know what i mean. the story was so interesting . i really don't know what to think after that Vol.

this was me when i saw the events and was literally saying WTF

i am debating if i should continue reading it.

#338 Edited by nintendoboy16 (26275 posts) -
#339 Edited by SYSTEM-REBOOT (646 posts) -

@nintendoboy16 said:

It's my birthday. Now the age of 23.

Happy birthday and many many wishes

#340 Posted by CrownKingArthur (4431 posts) -

It's my birthday. Now the age of 23.

twenty three years young aye? well happy birthday. hope it was good.

#341 Posted by LegatoSkyheart (24918 posts) -

It's my birthday. Now the age of 23.

Welcome to the 23rd Club, brother.

#342 Posted by PyratRum (561 posts) -

It's my birthday. Now the age of 23.

Nobody likes you when you're 23.

#343 Posted by Blabadon (25949 posts) -

@TheGuardian03 said:

Happy Birthday bro.

Thanks! :)

Happy birthday!

You're playing the wrong version of Borderlands 2 :(

#344 Posted by LadyBlue (3927 posts) -

Anti-weeboos..... lol

The next lounge should be pro weeboos. I'll make i... plox?

happy-b nintendoboy

#345 Edited by SYSTEM-REBOOT (646 posts) -
@ladyblue said:

Anti-weeboos..... lol

The next lounge should be pro weeboos. I'll make i... plox?

happy-b nintendoboy

Whats Weeboo?

#346 Posted by Demonjoe93 (9523 posts) -

@Demonjoe93 said:

The further I get in The Last Story, the more I enjoy this game.

I really want to go into it but I hate auto attack. Give me turn based or something like Dragons Dogma/Tales/Kingdom Hearts in my real time combat pls.

There's actually a manual mode in it as well, but, for some reason, your attacks are weaker when you use it. Not sure why.

#347 Posted by MonsieurX (29545 posts) -

@ladyblue said:

Anti-weeboos..... lol

The next lounge should be pro weeboos. I'll make i... plox?

happy-b nintendoboy

Whats Weeboo?

You should know it sniper-chan

#348 Posted by ninjapirate2000 (3014 posts) -

I played 8 hrs of Kingdom Hearts 1.5 yesterday... I don't think I've ever spent a single day ever playing video games for that long lol. That's weird for me.

#349 Posted by Desmonic (13439 posts) -

@ninjapirate2000: That's K for you. I put around 150h in each on the PS2.

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Wut wut. IGN now has a Portuguese version! Now I can laugh at their stupidity in portuguese! :D yay!

#350 Edited by nintendoboy16 (26275 posts) -

Thanks guys! I got some birthday money this year, so I'm looking into what I want to buy.