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#1 Posted by nutcrackr (12555 posts) -

Doesn't matter to me, can't run it.

I have to say that the world looks very bland though, buildings seem to be one color. That might well be accurate for the time period, but it looks boring as hell.

#2 Posted by nutcrackr (12555 posts) -

@nutcrackr said:

Some people love it and hate server browsers.

I think BO1 had a good system with both quick match and server browser, I hate the matchmaking as well. You have no control over anything.

GIven this is sledgehammer, I doubt you will see PC features like a server browser. Probably won't see it ever again for the franchise.

Black Ops 1 had a terrible sever browser. I don't even think you could search for individual servers with the system in BO1.

I don't remember that at all, it had working filters and pretty sure you could search by title, ip and maps.

I used it all the time to filter out nuketown, but that removed half of the servers.

#3 Edited by nutcrackr (12555 posts) -

You can't resell Steam games champ, they are locked to an account. Also it's against the TOS to sell Steam accounts

#4 Edited by nutcrackr (12555 posts) -

On gamespot? The forums here have been pretty underpopulated since the big change, less people and less excitement

In general: Delays stifle excitement, Remakes crush hope and yearly sequels dilute franchises.

#5 Posted by nutcrackr (12555 posts) -

Some people love it and hate server browsers.

I think BO1 had a good system with both quick match and server browser, I hate the matchmaking as well. You have no control over anything.

GIven this is sledgehammer, I doubt you will see PC features like a server browser. Probably won't see it ever again for the franchise.

#6 Posted by nutcrackr (12555 posts) -

Alien certainly runs well, so does mordor. Both have pretty good PC versions.

#7 Posted by nutcrackr (12555 posts) -

3D Realms are parasite developers, they fed off the development of Max Payne and Prey. They just hang around and get money for doing nothing.

DNF is proof enough they have the development skill of untrained monkeys

#8 Posted by nutcrackr (12555 posts) -

They'll probably complain about low sales even though they didn't bother to at least target 50% of PC gamers.

The good news is that I'll be saving my money for something else. Thanks Ubisoft.

#9 Posted by nutcrackr (12555 posts) -

Steam is most certainly boss on PC. Uplay and Origin are working together to reduce some of that market share, it seems to be working a little. Then you have dozens of smaller digital platforms, or key sellers.

I believe gamers should not be afraid to use others services, if the market share becomes competitive then you'll see companies trying to win customers over. I am happy to buy games from Origin, and I do use UPLAY. I try to use other services like GamersGate or GreenManGaming also.

#10 Posted by nutcrackr (12555 posts) -

Firstly, I don't really think Alien Isolation is a good game. My opinions align closely with both Kevin Van Ord and IGN reviews. The pacing is the main issue, but lots of other problems.

Having said that the save system is just how the game is designed. The punishment is to replay sections and the reward is hearing that save station beep (the relief is quite real). Although I was not a fan of the game asking me to overwrite a save every time I used it, nor was I that happy that some save points were clearly further away than others, it's just something that melded into the game much like the alien following you around.

I personally love and prefer save anywhere games (quick save and manual save) but I'm not totally against checkpoints if done reasonably well. Alien Isolation has punishing saves but they are by design and not necessarily horrible. It will mean many deaths and quite a bit of replaying, but if the save system is your only qualm with AI, then buy it. The save system should NOT be your only qualm.