@dvader654 said:@Lulu_Lulu said:
Theres no point in playing it now for the 1st time. Its only value now is nostalgia.
So you cant enjoy old games today?
Some games and game types hold up better than others. Early 3D games, for example, are like watching early CGI movies. They were technically impressive at the time but they don't hold up artistically when compared to even older 2D games. Compare a movie like Lawnmower Man to 2001. 2001 came out 8 years before I was born and it's -still- one of the better looking space movies out there.
While I love RE2 and I think it's a far better example of survival horror than most of the games that claim to be that in the last 5 years, it's a rough "game" by modern standards. The limited save capability, the crippling camera angles created by the pre-rendered backdrops, and the tank controls with no ability to strafe would be rough for a lot of people.
That doesn't mean that all old games are like this. Many early RPGs are -awesome- and still very playable like all the Bioware D&D games, Fallout 1 and 2, etc. Ultima 7 came out on 386DX computers and it's still a very pretty game. Point and click adventures also age very well and there are many others.
RE2 was great according to most fans of the series, including myself. The game was long, the story and CGI sequences were -really- impressive for the time and the graphics and voice acting were a huge step up from RE1. I beat the A and B scenarios for both characters -and- the Hunk scenario. However, it's very old and has a number of anochronistic gameplay elements that would make it hard to play today so I wouldn't expect anyone to enjoy it today, but for its time it was awesome.
@Jd1680a said:@vfibsux said:@Jd1680a said:
Are we still in the 90's where people don't have a clue on how to use the internet? You could do light research on Metacritc or Gamespot to see what other people are rating video games. If you dont want to reward a game developer for making a bad game, then its better if you were do research before you buy.
Ummm, somebody has to buy it before they can review it. According to your logic no one should buy it until a review comes out...in which case no one would ever have it to review it in the first place.
No where did I suggest to someone they shouldn't buy a video game before reading reviews. People could do what ever they want with their money.
Still, You have $50 in your hand and you want to buy a video game, but you are questioning it will be a good game. You then buy the video game to only find out it's total garbage you then get the feeling you threw your money away. What if you were to go on metacritic and look at the critic reviews to only find out it got 33/100 on average. Would you still be inclined to buy a video game if it got low review scores?
Im not saying you shouldn't buy a video game before doing light research. It is your choice on how you want to spend your money.
This game blindsided people. It wasn't an "unknown quantity", it was the latest game in a solid series and the gameplay videos leading up to its release didn't show how horribly broken the game was. This is like pre-purchasing Assassin's Creed 5, only to get it on release to find out that it's now been turned into an accounting simulator.
@iwilson1296: Ahhh! Damnit!
This is terribly sad. I was already put off by the odd ship physics and overly flashy weapon effects but now its confirmed as a sub par game. All the reviews point in the same direction, down. What can you do though? They shouldnt have rushed it or had poor quality control.
If it were just that it was rushed or the bugs alone, I would still be sticking by this game. However, they made some deliberate and stupid choices about what to change in their "reboot" that seem to demonstrate a complete lack of understanding about what fans liked about their games.
Yeah, I'm pretty sure anytime a develop says "Our last game was too complicated, we need to make it more accessible," it means they're going to dumb it down so much it's no longer fun. They didn't need to dumb down the old game, they just needed to make it more intuitive. Going from X3: Reunion to Terran Conflict or Albion Prelude was a step in the right direction. At least it made most commands available by just clicking on stations and ships and navigating menus whereas before you had to target via hotkey, open up menus via hotkey etc which was trial and error for what was available and had a steep learning curve.
I hope they can save the game, I really do. I think the engine has some potential that has yet to be tapped, but right now I'll just play something else until it gets to that point.
I honestly don't know what the hell they were thinking with this game. I know they -said- they were trying to make it more accessible but I feel like the basically did the exact opposite. I could get around in X2 and up but I have no idea what I'm doing in this game, where I'm supposed to be going, how to advance the story, etc. The useful (albeit simplistic) 2D space map from the previous games has been replaced by a useless map, the radar has been removed, the targeting is all weird, and the new trading and crew systems are needlessly complex. I pre-bought this game because I know the series' history and it seemed like a pretty safe bet that it would be at least -ok-, but the end result is like a completely different (and crappier) game than its predecessors.
Assuming you can right click any game that can be played with mouse only will work if you want free games go to a flash game site like miniclip.com and plenty of games that will work with only a mouse and keyboard if you have have firefox get the flash maximizer plugin for fullscreen flash games and videos.
- World of Goo
- Plants vs Zombies
- Revenge of the Titans
- Angry Birds
- Bit Trip Beat
- Diablo I&II
- Jolly Rover
- Bejeweled 1-3
- Dinner Dash
- Insaniquarium Deluxe
- Toki Tori
- Fallout 1 and 2
- Brain Pipe
- Sworld and Soldiers HD
1) Periods at the end of sentences make you much more easily understood.
2) Your assumption is not accurate. Touch screens work through absolute positioning on the screen, whereas mouse movement is relative movement. Games designed for mouse movement do not necessarily work well with touchscreens. Fallout 1 and 2 do not work well with touchscreens at all (clicks don't register properly, you can't use the touchscreen to scroll and pan your view, etc).
To the op: Pretty much anything on the Windows 8 store will have a touchscreen control scheme option. Beyond that, some Steam games work decently like PvZ, World of Goo, Crayon Physics, Fieldrunners 1 and 2 (mostly), the Sam and Max series, etc. Civ V also has a touchscreen control option.
Well, that's what's usually meant by touch typing. Technically speaking any kind of typing is touch typing because you can't type without touching the keys, as someone so sarcastically pointed out.
Yea, not everyone who touch types is going to get it, but just because you do "it" with someone HIV positive doesn't mean you're going to get infected either.
People like Tom Clancy typed faster than most with only two fingers. i don't believe you need to type with the home row method to type in excess of 60wpm. I've seen people do it.
Learning to type equates to having unprotected sex with someone who has a life threatening STD? Do I really have to explain what an idiotic comparison that is?
Of course you can type fast using other methods, I just said that I do like 10 minutes ago. Did you miss that part?
@Nibroc420 said:@Jd1680a said:
Its a sad day when $50 is spent and you try playing the game for a couple of days to find out you don't really like it. I think many people here feel like they have thrown their money away on a purchase they end up realizing was garbage.
Yeah I almost bought X-Birther when I come to find out I needed a joystick to play and the overall ratings for that game was around 5/10.
Dev's dont care though, You've already given them your money.
That's why so many games dont have demos.
That's a very general statement, and it's likely inaccurate in this case. The previous X games were very actively patched by Egosoft after their release. X2, for example, got some of it's biggest updates almost a year after its release.
While I'm confident that they'll patch the heck out of this game, I'm not sure it'll help in this case. They changed so many core gameplay elements from the previous games (for the worse) that I'm not sure patching will help. Several of the philosophical choices they have made (like dropping the SETA ability and no longer letting you pilot any ship you want) go against what made the previous games fun and they've already stated that they are not planning on fixing these issues because they were deliberate decisions.
I cancelled my cable years ago and put that money back into a business class internet connection for my house instead. Between Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Prime Instant Video and my Plex server, I pretty much have no need for local cable. The only drawbacks are I can't "channel surf" anymore and live sports can be difficult, but the few sports I follow offer online streaming so it's not an issue for me.
Touch typing literally just means being able to type without looking at the keys, although using the "home row" and traditional finger placement is generally how this is accomplished. It's not the only way to be able to touch type and the ability to touch type is not inherently harmful. I average around 80 WPM without using a traditional typing method and I get along just fine. Keyboard orientation and repetitive mouse usage are the culprit, not knowing how to type.
They should make a game based on A Song of Fire & Ice, not GoT. I would love a different representation of the as would many fans I think. A chance for it to be not so condensed maybe.
Pretty much everything besides the books that is labelled "GoT" is actually based on the "A Song of Fire and Ice" series and not just the first book. GoT is just the catchier title they use for the show and corresponding games. I doubt that Telltale would do something as boring as just make a game based on the first book. If TWD is any indication, it's more likely they'll make a completely seperate story that maybe takes place within the chronology of the books.
@Jacanuk said:@Black_Knight_00 said:@Jacanuk said:@Ish_basic said:@Jacanuk said:@The_Last_Ride said:
Hmm, just hope they don't fall prey to the same mistakes as the series did, but its a telltale so thank Thor it probably won´t
The only mistake the series made is ending book 5 on a cliff hanger. Damn you, GRRM!
And having the maturity of a 14 year old puberty stricken kid.
If you're referring to the sex, that's the show's fault, the books don't dwell on it nearly as much.
Yep, SNL did it best :) HBO have to stop hiring 14year old kids as their manuscript writers.
That's not what manuscript means...
I've really tried putting time into this game but it's just been a frustrating mess. I have no clue what I'm even supposed to do (even moreso than with most X games) or how I'm supposed to do it, even after reading the manual. This is one of the most unfinished games I have played in a while.
@Elann2008 said:@wis3boi said:@Elann2008 said:@uninspiredcup said:
Apparently it has some serous problems.
It does. My younger brother bought it and he is pretty disappointed. As am I. But he took the bait and I knew it was overhyped, even if the hype wasn't as big as other titles. The voice acting is horrible. The visuals are underwhelming in terms of cockpit layout and design. Low-res textures, low shaders, even all on maxed settings. Performance is good though. Now, I have my answer. The X-series wasn't any less good because of the lack of a cockpit/cockpit view. But when you implement it in the game.. it better be good and it should have a purpose and good design. The story seems very rough so far. Uninteresting.
But it's too early for me to give a fair review. I'll keep playing it, but at the moment, I am disinterested.
THe internet is flooded with people with supercomputers that barely scrape up 20fps
Yeah, that's the thing.. it either happens to a ton of people, and a few escape unscathed, or vice versa. As with other games with performance issues. Nothing new...
i7 3770k at 4.2 ghz and a 7990 and I dip below 30 FPS both in and out of the ship.
I loved the X series, in spite of its steep learning curve and overall inaccessibility, but after having put the time in on X2 I could easily move to any of the subsequent X games with no problem. While I appreciate that they wanted to reboot the game, there are a number of "if it ain't broke don't fix it" items that they tried to fix and broke as a result. The sector map has gone from practical to borderline useless, they removed time acceleration, the menu command system and crew hiring system are convoluted, etc.
I'm optimistic that this game will get better with patches because I appreciate what they are trying to do. X2 and X3 didn't really become fully realized games until after they patched them a few times.
I didn't know there were other car combat games on the PC besides Interstate 76.
Interstate 82, Vigilante 8, Full Auto, Blur, the entire Twisted Metal series, Carmaggedon 1 and 2, Spy Hunter, and Death Track Ressurection just to name a few off the top of my head.
There are a -lot- more, especially if you look at non-driving sim genre games like the original car combat RPGs such as AutoDuel or isometric or top-down perspective games where you control cars such as Wasteland Angel. That's also leaving out racing games where destruction of other cars is encouraged or rewarded, but in which you don't have any offensive weapons. Games like these include the Burnout series, the later Need for Speed games, etc. That's also excluding games where the primary focus is non-car based like the Road Rash series (motorcycles) and excluding games that include vehicular combat, but the primary focus of the game is something else (Halo series, Borderlands series, almost every first and third person shooter ever made, etc).
So yeah, there are a lot. :)