Dannystaples14's forum posts

#1 Edited by Dannystaples14 (984 posts) -

@miguelv2002: I'd say no. There is currently no form of official 4K video. Sure youtube has a few, but there are no disk formats with 4K so no movies, not a single channel that I know of on my provider in 4K. PS4 is not in 4K for anything at the moment even though 4K video is supposed to be supported for the future.

Right now I see no real reason to even own a 4K TV, even if the price is becoming more reasonable. I'd say save some money and buy the HD TV, the price of 4K will drop and drop every year so you will likely spend less in the long run if you decide to buy a 4K TV in future when there is actually something to watch on it.

The key for me with TV is not to buy the biggest TV possible, it is to buy the smallest TV feasible. Sure most people could probably cram a 100 inch HD TV in their living room but HD at 100 inches from six feet away will look terrible. HD on a 40 inch from six feet away on the other hand looks fantastic.

#2 Edited by Dannystaples14 (984 posts) -

I am currently playing through some PS3 exclusives and I have just started Uncharted - Drake's Fortune and well I'm not really enjoying it.

I thought it was going to be about treasure hunting but so far all I've done is kill hundreds and hundreds of men while lurching from one cut scene to another. More like a mass murder simulator than anything.

Do you think it would be worth me going on to the second and third game in this case? Do they do things differently and improve on the first or is it a matter of I don't like the first so the second and third probably won't be my thing either?

It is just I don't want to waste money on them when I could be playing something else. Any input would be appreciated.

#3 Edited by Dannystaples14 (984 posts) -

@YoshiYogurt: No. Backwards compatibility is a minor advantage at best. I have plenty of Xbox Original games like Halo 1 and 2 and Fable but I haven't played them in about five years.

Backwards compatibility is best used NOW when there aren't that many games out on the new system, once Destiny comes out for me or a game other peoplewant to play no one is going to miss PS3 games.

#4 Edited by Dannystaples14 (984 posts) -

Yeah I do personally. I think the story is great and the combat has a good weight to it but some of the other aspects of the game really annoyed me.

Too many bugs that ripped me out of the immersion, like Joel's flashlight shining straight through his body when using the leg up animation or his magic backpack with enough weapons in it to storm an embassy.

The stupid wave attacks that happen throughout the game. You bust your ass sneaking through endless amounts of clickers and runners only to have the game force you into combat while one of your companions opens a door.

The same companions who seem to want to sprint around you at full speed often running straight into a runner while you are trying to sneak through an area. All you can hear is their damn footsteps thudding all around you when trying to listen to enemies.

The fact the only really charismatic character in the game died in the prologue.

Platforming and navigation that a toddler could have worked out and WAY too many cut scenes.

I wasn't pulled into the game all that much if I'm honest. I find it very hard people can overlook these clear problems with a game and call it a masterpiece.

#5 Posted by Dannystaples14 (984 posts) -

I was bored of the same old FPS crap TILL I played Destiny. Now I remember why I used to like them so much.

#6 Posted by Dannystaples14 (984 posts) -

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#7 Posted by Dannystaples14 (984 posts) -

A while back some guy (who's name I cannot remember) said he was at a Microsoft meeting or something and he said that Microsoft mentioned some plans that blew his mind, yet he couldn't talk about them.

I'm pretty sure it was somewhere in the limbo between the reveals and the console launches.

I'm sure one of his comments was something like "Wow that is awesome you should tell people about this.". Anyone remember that article?

I was just wondering whether we ever got any follow up on that and what it was he was actually talking about.

#8 Posted by Dannystaples14 (984 posts) -

A while back some guy said he was at a Microsoft meeting or something and he said that Microsoft mentioned some plans that blew his mind, yet he couldn't talk about them.

I'm sure one of his comments was something like "Wow that is awesome you should tell people about this.". Anyone remember that article?

I was just wondering whether we ever got any follow up on that and what it was he was actually talking about.

#9 Edited by Dannystaples14 (984 posts) -

@speedfreak48t5p: Yeah I understand but I also understand that I can't go backwards from precise handling and racing to arcade of the level of GRID 2. Forza Horizon is also arcade but it also has a lot of simulation elements in it from its main Forza series making it feel grounded and precise. It isn't just powersliding around every corner without hitting the breaks. Now I've tried simulation games like GRID and Need for Speed are never going to be as fun again for me.

@naz99: Forza is pretty much the closest thing to a true driving experience you can get at the moment. As well as Gran Turismo obviously which is also great. Not played a GT game in a LONG time but it must do well if they are drafting their top players into racing academies. No game is ever going to be perfect as a simulator or at least not for a very long time. That game on PC Assetto Corsa is also a simulator and it is still in Early Access at the moment, I'm sure that will be great when it is finished as well but it still won't be perfect.

#10 Edited by Dannystaples14 (984 posts) -

@Jacanuk: No I actually think fundamentally keyboards are straight bad. The layout of everything just isn't efficient enough for quick responses. The amounts of times I've died in a game because I've missed a key is beyond a joke. Most of the time in a game I spend god knows how much time remapping all of the keys just to make it bearable to play.

I tend to plug my controller in whenever I can but if the game doesn't have controller support from the start even programs like Xpadder don't offer a seamless transition to controller. Keyboard is one of the biggest reasons I hate playing games on PC. I love games like Civilisation where most of the game can be done with just the mouse.

I'm not saying either one is superior I just think keyboards are out of date. I'm sure people who use them use them well but I personally hate them for gaming for the reasons above.