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#1 Edited by funkyzoom (1440 posts) -
@bulby_g said:

Most of the old games I've played have worked without any troubles at all. Only one I remember having to tinker with is Edgar Torronteras Extreme Biker.

Did you manage to get that game to work? I never could. I really like that game and still have its disk, but there's absolutely NO help on the internet about running that game on modern PCs. probably because it was not popular.

#2 Posted by funkyzoom (1440 posts) -

Some games are meant for controllers, but I still prefer my mouse in most of them. The speed of the mouse is just so much better, not only for gameplay but also to quickly pan the camera around (and you have to pan a LOT in Ryse cause the enemies come from every angle)

Thanks for the heads up, I'll play it with keyboard/mouse. I'm with you on this one. The only games I play with a controller are those that don't involve a mouse, such as racing, platforming or side-scrolling fighting games. Just began the massive download of Ryse on Steam (although I had purchased it earlier). It may take ages due to my slow internet connection, which happens to be among the 'fast' ones available in my third world country. :(

#3 Posted by funkyzoom (1440 posts) -

I played it with KB/MS which worked fine, but I'm guessing a controller would suit it as well.

Alright then! I'll try it with the controller, but I hope the camera locks behind the playable character automatically. This is one reason I avoid playing some games with the controller. Manually adjusting the camera with the right analog stick is is a lot more tedious and cumbersome than doing it with the mouse.

#4 Posted by funkyzoom (1440 posts) -

@funkyzoom said:

@FelipeInside

I did buy Alien Isolation, finally! On a side note, what would be the best way to play Ryse on the PC? Is it with keyboard/mouse or an XBox 360 controller? I'd like to give this game a go, since you mentioned its not that bad.

Depends what you concentrate on.

As for graphics, it's pretty awesome. As for story, it's nothing special but ok and it flows. As for character, fine.

As for gameplay, way too repetitive.

Yeah, I got your point. But I was asking you which would be better to play Ryse with, among keyboard/mouse and XBox 360 controller.

#5 Posted by funkyzoom (1440 posts) -

@FelipeInside

I did buy Alien Isolation, finally! On a side note, what would be the best way to play Ryse on the PC? Is it with keyboard/mouse or an XBox 360 controller? I'd like to give this game a go, since you mentioned its not that bad.

#6 Posted by funkyzoom (1440 posts) -

It's only an 8 hour game if you sprint through it, and most of the time if you sprint you're dead. After a while you get to learn how the enemy works, so it becomes a bit easier to avoid them. Then on the second half of the game you get lots of utilities that help make it a bit easier.

As for Evil Within, I haven't tried it myself but a friend is playing it and he has no issues so far. It's got console commands to unlock the 30fps to 60fps. It's getting great reviews though.

Ok then, that's great! As for the Evil Within, I have my doubts in spite of the console commands. The game is getting great reviews, but the technical aspects of the PC version is being universally panned. Besides, I usually buy games only after all its DLCs are released, so that I can get the complete experience in one go. Since there will be 3 DLCs for The Evil Within, I'll buy the game along with the DLCs later. ALien Isloations upcoming DLCs are only survival mode additions, so it doesn't matter much to me.

I bought Ryse on the PC like an idiot in spite of knowing how crappy it is. Don't know what came over me, a discount coupon tempted me. Haven't started playing it yet. I think I'm in for tons of eye candy and nothing more than that.

#7 Edited by funkyzoom (1440 posts) -

@funkyzoom said:

I'm quite impressed by this game, and want to buy it. But a broken save system is amongst the top reasons for me to avoid a game. I've heard people say that this game's ave syetms is too unforgiving, and its only used to amp up the difficulty. I just hate it when I have to lose half an hour's progress due to lack of save points.

Considering this, should I buy it now, or wait for a sale (because I will definitely buy it at some point)?Also, is the save system really as bad as the people and reviewers say?

Well, I don't think they should have gone with a manual save system, but I think they should have put the save points in more places because you do tend to loose a bit of progress when you fail to find one quickly.

Saying that, in most cases you learn where they are and how to get to them quickly, so I wouldn't say it's a total deal breaker. The game is really good if you want to experience the feeling of being in a Alien movie.

Thanks for the feedback. The thing is, it already is a 8-hour game stretched to 15 hours using unnecessary fillers (that's the general opinion) and I wouldn't want it to be stretched by another 5 or 10 hours due to the try-fail-wash-rinse-repeat cycle. They should REALLY start making demos of games again, like in the 90s. I think I'll take a chance with this one, and buy it. Either this or The Evil Within, but that seems to be an unoptimized load of crap on the PC.

@soolkiki said:

Personally I prefer it. It makes you more careful and adds another level of tension in the game!

Thanks, I'll go for it!

@wis3boi said:

it's a game-maker

Nice to know that!

#8 Posted by funkyzoom (1440 posts) -

I'm quite impressed by this game, and want to buy it. But a broken save system is amongst the top reasons for me to avoid a game. I've heard people say that this game's ave syetms is too unforgiving, and its only used to amp up the difficulty. I just hate it when I have to lose half an hour's progress due to lack of save points.

Considering this, should I buy it now, or wait for a sale (because I will definitely buy it at some point)?Also, is the save system really as bad as the people and reviewers say?

#9 Posted by funkyzoom (1440 posts) -

@funkyzoom said:

So Microsoft just announced that Windows 10 would come with DirectX 12 (http://www.winbeta.org/news/microsoft-talks-about-their-plans-release-directx-12-windows-10).

So to take advantage of Direct X 12, do we require a new GPU (as has been the case with previous versions), or will the current DirectX 11 GPUs support DirectX 12 as well? I know that it can work in software emulated mode, but I'm asking about the hardware aspect.

If you're GPU says it supports DX11.2 you're good to go.

EDIT: "NVIDIA will support the DX12 API on all the DX11-class GPUs it has shipped". Source: http://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2014/03/20/directx-12/

That's great! I currently have an AMD Radeon R9 280X, so I'm good to go!

#10 Posted by funkyzoom (1440 posts) -