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Posted by MysterD on 05 August 2017 - 11:29 PM
Hey guys can we get some more discussion on PUBG in here it's been lacking lately
Well, I did finish up Mirror's Edge: Catalyst recently.
Despite its shortcomings (i.e. horrible ending + set-up for DLC's/sequels; forced fights in a game that doesn't have much variety of combat; and some frustrating platforming at times), I really liked the game.
Story + character development was better than the original Mirror's Edge in most regards (other than the lackluster ending), but still not anything special. DICE just...aren't experts at this stuff, TBH.
The platforming is just a lot of fun, for the most part - running, jumping, sliding, zip-lining, kicking (when using it with momentum) and parkouring in first-person was a blast...just like the original Mirror's Edge (2008). For me, most of the game felt like this - and made this easily worth the $5 or so I dropped on it from Origin, after around 18 hours or so with it.
Posted by MysterD on 05 August 2017 - 10:42 PM
Watch Dogs isn't bad. I enjoyed it quite a bit.
I liked it, also - in the gameplay department. Mixing a GTA style game w/ hacking + stealth elements made this game worth the recommendation alone, IMHO.
The story + character stuff was predictable, cliche, and often not saying much on its themes (trafficking, hacking, privacy, etc etc). Quite "meh" on that stuff.
At 97 cents, WD is a steal.
Managed to be out near a gamestop that had watchdogs pc for $0.97. I feel like I got a good deal but activating on Uplay still makes it feel like not such an awesome deal.
Uplay's came a long way since the old days. While it certainly ain't Steam - then again, nothing is, in terms of functionality + features - UPlay is not as bad as it used to be.
As much as we'd like Steam-versions on everything, Ubi often screws consumers the hardest there. Then often force the Steam-version w/ both a forced Steam boot-up + Uplay boot-up - which is an annoying double client whammy. And since Ubi doesn't discount Steam-versions often as they do Uplay versions - well, Uplay version just doesn't sound so bad anymore; especially if you're one only spending a measly 97 cents.
Posted by MysterD on 02 August 2017 - 10:39 PM
Radeon RX Vega 56 benchmark results:
- Battlefield 1: 95.4FPS (GTX 1070: 72.2FPS) @ 1440p Ultra
- Civilization 6: 85.1FPS (GTX 1070: 72.2FPS) @ 1440p Ultra w/ 4x MSAA
- DOOM: 101.2FPS (GTX 1070: 84.6FPS) @ 1440p Ultra w/ 8x TSAA
- COD:IW: 99.9FPS (GTX 1070: 92.1FPS) @ 1440p High
Holy freakin' smokes. That's awesome.
How many GB of VRAM this coming with?
Posted by MysterD on 01 August 2017 - 09:39 PM
Posted by MysterD on 29 July 2017 - 04:29 PM
BundleStars' Star Deal - 24 Hour Deal:
Styx: Master of Shadows [Steam key] = 83% off at $5.25
According to ITAD on Styx: MoS:
This is a Historical Low by itself....
Posted by MysterD on 28 July 2017 - 04:47 PM
Thanks for explaining how loyalty discounts work, telling us you aren't buying it and not even remotely coming close to answering him
Thanks you + thanks
He needs to figure out for himself if he thinks, which path he should go - i.e. does he pass on all of the deals? Does he go w/ JC3 XL? Or does he go for The Entire JC Collection?
I can't answer all of that for him. I can't answer for him if he should skip JC2, since I really ain't played a ton of it either.
I don't know if say he's having a blast + could keep playing for lots of hours w/ JC2 or JC3. It depends on how he feels about open-world sandbox games that really.....don't have much else to offer other than that.
While I do like what I've played of JC2 - to me, it did feel a lot like JC1 but w/ a few more tweaks to the formula & much better graphics. And JC3 also seems to be doing more of the same here also, TBH. It doesn't feel to me like the series has advanced that far, TBH - except for in graphics quality.
The JC series for me seems to lack lore, plot, character & story. I know, I know - you're going to say "But this isn't the type of game for that." But, the problem is - they do sometimes try to have cut-scenes and they're a waste; they might as well not even attempt to do these or should do as few as possible. The dialogue's often a waste here, as it's hammy as can be (probably purposely, BTW) but never really acknowledges if it's trying to do so purposely somehow (or not). Even the audio-recordings in JC3 that supposed to be Lore often seem to be a waste, too.
For me, if the actual game isn't hitting me for some reason or its gameplay is running tired - these story, plot, and character elements can be crucial elements for staying invested in a big huge open-world game of this type. It worked for a while w/ Mafia 3 b/c it had such a great story + character stuff, but I even eventually grew tired of it (after around 20-something odd hours) b/c it just doesn't have the variety of sandbox equipment for the player that say JC game would offer up.
To keep me going for more than the usual game-hours (i.e. think 5-10 hours), I do want more than just say dicking around in the game-world, blowing-up stuff, doing MMO-style quests (kill X guys, destroy X things, rescue X guys) and doing arcade-style side-missions - especially when so many other games in both the same & different genre have (probably & unfortunately, to some of these games' detriment) adopted an open-world gameplay philosophy.
Posted by MysterD on 28 July 2017 - 04:07 PM
So with about 1 hour left on the Just Cause 3 sale, do I get it? Do I get just the base game or the XL? I have Just Cause 2 and havent played it much, but after playing the JC3 free weekend, it didnt feel as cool. Do I just suck it up though and skip 3 because I have 2? HELP FAM.
B/c of Loyalty discounts & The "Complete The Bundle" thing they are doing here, which will depends on what you own for JC series already on Steam - you might want to check on Steam to see if you actually might have a bigger discount & better price for the Just Cause Collection instead of going w/ the Just Cause 3 XL Edition.
For example: I only own JC1+2 base-games on Steam already - so the JC Collection (with everything) gives me a 82% discount at $18.74 to receive ALL JC2 DLC's + Everything for JC3 to "Complete The Bundle". Meanwhile, for me, JC3 XL Edition itself is showing at $18.67 with only 75% percent off. It's obviously for me, what the better buy would be here - if I took the plunge.
Me, I'm probably gonna' pass here. I got my kick-ass JC3 fill with the few hours I played of it during the trial (i.e. 7 hours during the trial) and maybe at some point, maybe I'll boot up JC2 until I can get a better deal on the JC Collection. But right now - eh, not too much interested in the series right now. Given the series' repetitive structure + nature after a good number of hours with it for me - eh, I don't think it's something I'll kick around too long.