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#100111 elessar123  

Posted 23 May 2018 - 06:49 PM

Port Royale was fun, though Pirates! is still better overall. Port Royale felt a little more vast / empty.

 

As for Battletech, it's all right. Played near 60 hours, but there's pretty much 0 variation. The older MechCommander games were better, IMO.

 

The new game has the issue of weapon balance (LRM/M Laser/AC20 being the only things usable), and single lance (4 mechs) with no weight limit. And the mechs are heavily skewed to favor 1-2 mechs per weight class. Makes it really samey-samey. The old MechCommanders made almost every weapon viable, with weight being the main factor of your drops instead of a single lance, and most mechs were viable.

 

It's the same person involved with MechCommander / Battletech / Shadowrun games, btw.

 

tl;dr: If you're not already a fan, it won't make you one.


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#100112 rcsample   You're entering a world of pain! CAGiversary!   4217 Posts   Joined 5.0 Years Ago  

Posted 23 May 2018 - 07:48 PM

Port Royale was fun, though Pirates! is still better overall. Port Royale felt a little more vast / empty.

 

As for Battletech, it's all right. Played near 60 hours, but there's pretty much 0 variation. The older MechCommander games were better, IMO.

 

The new game has the issue of weapon balance (LRM/M Laser/AC20 being the only things usable), and single lance (4 mechs) with no weight limit. And the mechs are heavily skewed to favor 1-2 mechs per weight class. Makes it really samey-samey. The old MechCommanders made almost every weapon viable, with weight being the main factor of your drops instead of a single lance, and most mechs were viable.

 

It's the same person involved with MechCommander / Battletech / Shadowrun games, btw.

 

tl;dr: If you're not already a fan, it won't make you one.

 

Port Royale was fun, though Pirates! is still better overall. Port Royale felt a little more vast / empty.

 

As for Battletech, it's all right. Played near 60 hours, but there's pretty much 0 variation. The older MechCommander games were better, IMO.

 

The new game has the issue of weapon balance (LRM/M Laser/AC20 being the only things usable), and single lance (4 mechs) with no weight limit. And the mechs are heavily skewed to favor 1-2 mechs per weight class. Makes it really samey-samey. The old MechCommanders made almost every weapon viable, with weight being the main factor of your drops instead of a single lance, and most mechs were viable.

 

It's the same person involved with MechCommander / Battletech / Shadowrun games, btw.

 

tl;dr: If you're not already a fan, it won't make you one.

They can win me over easily: put their game in the Humble Monthly...AMIRITE?!?!?!?!?



#100113 KeeperOfWind  

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Posted 23 May 2018 - 08:24 PM

Battlefield V: No premium pass and No "paid to win" lootboxes according to Dice. 

I'll believe it when I see it, EA can easily consider, they didn't mention any future maps either.


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#100114 sasquatc4   CAG in Limbo CAGiversary!   1599 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

Posted 23 May 2018 - 08:45 PM

Yea thats one of my concerns, its EA and they can easily Fuck up a good thing.  All the new stuff looks great, but if they battlefront-ified the gameplay and dumbed it down to hell then its a no go. Also if they dont keep churning out the maps it will die off quickly. The base ~9 maps is good for a little while and lasts a few months, but to keep a game going for 2 years it really needs the 25-30+ maps of the previous versions

 

Also battlefronting the maps turns out horribly, where they will push out '5 NEW AWESOME MAPS!' but really only 1 is for the mode that everyone plays so the other 4 you never see cause no one gives a damn about that game mode.



#100115 ygoloib  

Posted 23 May 2018 - 08:58 PM

I guess another two year wait for bad company 3 smfh. What’s a great first person shooter if you’re suffering shooter fatigue?

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#100116 lakers714  

Posted 23 May 2018 - 08:58 PM

Battlefield V: No premium pass and No "paid to win" lootboxes according to Dice. 

I'll believe it when I see it, EA can easily consider, they didn't mention any future maps either.

Haven't all the BF Games had the pay for instant unlocks on weapons and everything else 


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#100117 MysterD   37 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   23572 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 23 May 2018 - 09:58 PM

Just Cause XL was my #2000!  Now time to add all the keys that I have been sitting on that I didnt want to be #2000

Congrats on #2000 and it being JC3 XL. :)


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Posted 23 May 2018 - 10:13 PM

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#100119 AdmiralGialHackbar  

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Posted 23 May 2018 - 10:17 PM

Port Royale was fun, though Pirates! is still better overall. Port Royale felt a little more vast / empty.

 

As for Battletech, it's all right. Played near 60 hours, but there's pretty much 0 variation. The older MechCommander games were better, IMO.

 

The new game has the issue of weapon balance (LRM/M Laser/AC20 being the only things usable), and single lance (4 mechs) with no weight limit. And the mechs are heavily skewed to favor 1-2 mechs per weight class. Makes it really samey-samey. The old MechCommanders made almost every weapon viable, with weight being the main factor of your drops instead of a single lance, and most mechs were viable.

 

It's the same person involved with MechCommander / Battletech / Shadowrun games, btw.

 

tl;dr: If you're not already a fan, it won't make you one.

You know there will be DLC for multiple lances and balancing.  I've enjoyed my time in it and I like that they made it more similar to xcom and that is why I imagine there will be a lot of DLC in battletechs future.

PPC when it hits is a pretty damn good weapon, problem is it seems to only hit 10% of the time.  



#100120 Z-Saber   Dancing is about butts now CAGiversary!   5876 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 23 May 2018 - 10:27 PM

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#100121 elessar123  

Posted 23 May 2018 - 11:00 PM

PPC when it hits is a pretty damn good weapon, problem is it seems to only hit 10% of the time.  

2x PPC = 14 tons, 6 slots, 100 dmg, 40 stab, and 80 heat.

1x AC20 = 14 tons, 4 slots, 100 dmg, 40 stab, and 25 heat.

 

You need 17 tons of heat sinks to continuously use PPCs, vs 1-2 tons of ammo.

 

Or you can use AC5s:

2x AC5s = 16 tons, 4 slots, 90 dmg, 20 stab, and 20 heat.

 

PPCs are supposed to be good, but they're not. Compared to M.Lasers:

7x M.Laser = 7 tons, 7 slots, 175 dmg, 0 stab, 70 heat, and inherent +1 accuracy.

 

Pair M.Laser with SRM/LRM and there's absolutely 0 reason to use PPCs in this game.


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#100122 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯   Just some guy CAGiversary!   1230 Posts   Joined 4.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 May 2018 - 11:10 PM

I guess another two year wait for bad company 3 smfh. What’s a great first person shooter if you’re suffering shooter fatigue?

Bad Company 2 best BF.



#100123 synnarc   Lord of the VRAM CAGiversary!   1534 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Posted 23 May 2018 - 11:14 PM

Dark Souls Remastered just dropped onto Steam. I guess it's actually playable and not a preorder as well. 



#100124 Insomniac_34   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   587 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 May 2018 - 11:25 PM

Dark Souls Remastered just dropped onto Steam. I guess it's actually playable and not a preorder as well. 

 

Looks like the 50% discount for owning the original game also applies to gift copies.



#100125 Blade   Imminently Punchable CAGiversary!   13786 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 23 May 2018 - 11:28 PM

Demon's Souls or bust.



#100126 Mooby   Herp Derp CAGiversary!   10099 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

Posted 23 May 2018 - 11:43 PM

Might be DS:Remastered if that 50% loyalty discount stacks with future sales.

 

Spoilers: It won't.



#100127 DonaldBlank   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   766 Posts   Joined 5.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 May 2018 - 12:06 AM

Might be DS:Remastered if that 50% loyalty discount stacks with future sales.

 

Spoilers: It won't.

Do you think they do this because they're greedy, or because they're stupid?

 

All they really have to do is make a Dark Souls 1+R bundle, and make it 50% off.



#100128 Nothing371   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   6906 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

Posted 24 May 2018 - 12:29 AM

Dark Souls Remastered just dropped onto Steam. I guess it's actually playable and not a preorder as well. 

That's funny, I searched for it exactly two hours ago and there was nothing. 


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#100129 Nothing371   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   6906 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

Posted 24 May 2018 - 12:31 AM

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#100130 MysterD   37 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   23572 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 24 May 2018 - 12:40 AM

Can one import saves from Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition right into Dark Souls: Remastered?


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#100131 DD83   'nives 'n 'nades CAGiversary!   8242 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 24 May 2018 - 01:01 AM

Bad Company 2 best BF.

I loved BC2's mp, but I liked BC1's single player more than BC2's single player.



#100132 Larry Davis   It's All Smooth Sailing From Here On Out CAGiversary!   2589 Posts   Joined 3.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 May 2018 - 01:54 AM

isn't Dark Souls Remastered essentially just the previous version with DSfix pre-applied?

 

I understand people wanting ports on newer consoles but the PC version seems pointless



#100133 synnarc   Lord of the VRAM CAGiversary!   1534 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Posted 24 May 2018 - 01:56 AM

Can one import saves from Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition right into Dark Souls: Remastered?

no



#100134 DonaldBlank   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   766 Posts   Joined 5.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 May 2018 - 03:15 AM

Indiegala has a Dark Souls Complete deal and gives you a cheaper price if you already own Prepare to Die

 

i only bring this up cause i think it's cool a non-Steam site is letting you get a discount you normally only get on steam



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Posted 24 May 2018 - 03:53 AM

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#100136 BMXJouster   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1256 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 24 May 2018 - 04:09 AM

So apparently there's a new Leisure Suit Larry game coming out at the end of this year (Wet Dreams Don't Dry).  And there's already a Steam page up for it:

 

https://store.steamp...reams_Dont_Dry/



#100137 pasports31   New Year's Resolution = Make a Dent in my Backlog CAGiversary!   8302 Posts   Joined 5.3 Years Ago  

Posted 24 May 2018 - 04:19 AM

isn't Dark Souls Remastered essentially just the previous version with DSfix pre-applied?

 

I understand people wanting ports on newer consoles but the PC version seems pointless

Yeah, apparently the lighting is a little different but that's really the only difference. Not worth 20 bucks or whatever. I'm sure I'll buy it in a few years when there's particularly lame steam sale and it's 5 dollars or something


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#100138 Insomniac_34   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   587 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 May 2018 - 04:49 AM

Biggest differences between Dark Souls w/ DSFix and Dark Souls Remastered appear to be:

 

- 60 FPS that won't break the game in a handful of spots or screw up some jumps

- Lighting overhaul

- 6-player MP (up from 4)

- Various QoL improvements

- Armor textures seem to look worse in the Remastered version.

 

I would've bought it if I were desperate for something to play, but then Super Mega Baseball 2 came out earlier this month and scrapped that idea. $10 is at the high end of what I'd pay, personally (Or I'll wait to get it from the February 2020 Humble Monthly).



#100139 Larry Davis   It's All Smooth Sailing From Here On Out CAGiversary!   2589 Posts   Joined 3.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 May 2018 - 05:05 AM

So apparently there's a new Leisure Suit Larry game coming out at the end of this year (Wet Dreams Don't Dry).  And there's already a Steam page up for it:

 

https://store.steamp...reams_Dont_Dry/

Well, at least it's a point and click adventure game. So they got that part right.



#100140 JCAll   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1877 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 24 May 2018 - 05:20 AM

So apparently there's a new Leisure Suit Larry game coming out at the end of this year (Wet Dreams Don't Dry).  And there's already a Steam page up for it:

 

https://store.steamp...reams_Dont_Dry/

I don't think they got Al Lowe back though.  For whatever that's worth.