Beautiful graphics, crappy gameplay

#1 Posted by sagdfgdfghrthgd (2 posts) -
I fell in love with this game for a month; it is gorgeous. Then the frustration level kicked up into the redzone, and I walked off with half of the points I spent real money on unspent. The back-and-forth weapon overbalancing was bad enough, but then they put ECM in and suddenly you're either in an ECM mech or you're just walking target practice for people who are. I had one, but it got BORING doing the same thing over and over again, and I could either play one of my non-ECM mechs, which meant I would most likely lose to a team that had ECM, or I could buy a new ECM mech... which would be pretty much just like the ECM mech I already have, so what's the point? Then there's their idea of fun; "capture the flag" was fun at summer camp when you were 10, but most of the people who have cash to shell out are at least adolescents, if not full adults. Where are the missions? Why can't I get 3 of my friends together and play through the clan invasion? Why isn't there something other than, "kill everyone or go sit on their base for a minute?" Oh, they put in Conquest, which is, "kill everyone or go sit on some number of bases for some amount of time." Whee. I'm not even upset about the money I spent; I suppose that I am more offended at what they have done to a game that I love.
#2 Posted by davidsworld3 (2988 posts) -

I feel the same way. I'd gladly shell out 60 bucks if it means I get a full mech warrior game with fun missions, have either human controled mechs or a team of ai's like in all the other games and blow stuff up and show off what the cry engin 3 can do.

Game just doesn't have enough beef to keep me interested. The ecm thing for me has made the game unplayable. It's just not fun, not to mention the very few weapons and mechs there are, and I dont have the patients to wait 3 more years for them to finish the damn game.

#3 Posted by davidsworld3 (2988 posts) -

Whats pissing me off right now is that they need so much time to actualy make an official release! Next year? Yeah no thanks games using the engin like crysis 3 will have released and put this game to shame. Wish they would just admit defeat and give the franchise to someone who wants to actually finish it.

I'm not gonna play it anymore the game is very boring and way too slow paced. The balancing is so utterbly bad that I can be in an atlas mecha nd die in like 2 seconds. They are supposed to be balanced to take quite a beating no matter what weapon used at least be able to fire back a few times but no often I think ppl are either griefing or glitching the game, it's unplayable not very fun, and frankly I'm not impressed with the graphics they look horrible! Even the mechs dont really impress me, everything else has some sort of blur effect, particle effects are bad, you walk right through most objects, there is no real strategy involved, the game is simply a bad game, nothing else to say.

The console games make this look like a joke, well ok not a joke but the console games were more fun to play compared to this. This had so much potential but it's clear too me they are a small team working on this. If you go too their forum and read the ask the devs a question, it's mostly them ignoring our questions and just giving the typical *were working on it, or it's something to consider* Most people are rather pissed with the lack of effort, they will answere a question about their favorite whiskey but not about the ecm issue? Their priorities obviously are way different than the true fans. Yes I consider myself a true fan because I still actively play the other games, but this one just doesn't give me the enjoyment the others did.

#4 Posted by RocketDwarf (3 posts) -

Whats pissing me off right now is that they need so much time to actualy make an official release! Next year? Yeah no thanks games using the engin like crysis 3 will have released and put this game to shame. Wish they would just admit defeat and give the franchise to someone who wants to actually finish it.

I'm not gonna play it anymore the game is very boring and way too slow paced. The balancing is so utterbly bad that I can be in an atlas mecha nd die in like 2 seconds. They are supposed to be balanced to take quite a beating no matter what weapon used at least be able to fire back a few times but no often I think ppl are either griefing or glitching the game, it's unplayable not very fun, and frankly I'm not impressed with the graphics they look horrible! Even the mechs dont really impress me, everything else has some sort of blur effect, particle effects are bad, you walk right through most objects, there is no real strategy involved, the game is simply a bad game, nothing else to say.

The console games make this look like a joke, well ok not a joke but the console games were more fun to play compared to this. This had so much potential but it's clear too me they are a small team working on this. If you go too their forum and read the ask the devs a question, it's mostly them ignoring our questions and just giving the typical *were working on it, or it's something to consider* Most people are rather pissed with the lack of effort, they will answere a question about their favorite whiskey but not about the ecm issue? Their priorities obviously are way different than the true fans. Yes I consider myself a true fan because I still actively play the other games, but this one just doesn't give me the enjoyment the others did.

davidsworld3
Because, OBVIOUSLY, triple A games are built, tested and released over a period of 6 months, right? This game went into development a little over a year ago, that's ALL of what you see in game completely nonexistent before a year ago. And, OBVIOUSLY, all it takes to program new entire, completely stable, features is a few minuets of thought and a weekend of programming by a couple of guys, RIGHT? Also, Atlas' are not I WIN buttons that easily steam-roll entire armies of other mechs, They ARE balanced, it just takes a little bit if skill to use. To say that there is no strategy involved is a MASSIVE misunderstanding, strategy is key to this game and thinking that there is no strategy involved is probably the reason you get killed so often.
#5 Posted by davidsworld3 (2988 posts) -

I got kills but too often I would fire only for my shots not to hurt them too many glitches and balance issues and really my main gripe besides how boring it is when you cant chat with team mates during a match or after and group up is the lack of single player. I dont like mp only games they get really stale and lose their charm.

Also they seem to have made this for kids or something because if you have that much free time to grind out on a game likely you are either jobless or have a very low income job, I have a life and rather spend an hour or 2 at the most and feel like I achieved something. Which is why I think ftp games should go away.

Sorry just dont like the game.

#6 Posted by kargion (430 posts) -

I got kills but too often I would fire only for my shots not to hurt them too many glitches and balance issues and really my main gripe besides how boring it is when you cant chat with team mates during a match or after and group up is the lack of single player. I dont like mp only games they get really stale and lose their charm.

 

Also they seem to have made this for kids or something because if you have that much free time to grind out on a game likely you are either jobless or have a very low income job, I have a life and rather spend an hour or 2 at the most and feel like I achieved something. Which is why I think ftp games should go away.

 

Sorry just dont like the game.

davidsworld3

Its not glitches, its based on optimal range and armor they are wearing.  A little bit a reserach would have gone a long way.  I can chate with player before and after games just fine.  Played for 2 hours got tones of money to buy and build mechs.

Its more a simulation game, not a COD.

#7 Posted by davidsworld3 (2988 posts) -

I know for a fact you cant earn illions in just 2 hours it takes many many hours to build up enought o buy a good mech, especially an assault mech.

 

I never said this was cod, hell I'd probably have more fun on cod, but I cant stand that series either.

 

Maybe I'm just getting too old for gaming to effect me like it once did, when you have a respectable career and work hard for really good pay as I do, it takes more to impress me with a game and I tend to expect more as I expect more out of myself.

 

This game is a failure this is not the mechwarrior game we have been waiting for a decade now.