Strix 1080 Ti runs Rocket League.
But can it run Crysis?
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Posted by MysterD on 18 August 2017 - 09:45 PM
Spent about 3 hours last night w/ Prey 2017 Demo on Steam.
I am having tons of Bioshock & System Shock 2 feels here. With all of the Bioshock & System Shock 2 references, I feel like...I'm home. Pretty much, you even start w/ a Wrench & there's a server you find called "Looking Glass". And I do feel like, "Where the hell have the Bioshock sequels been?" Thanks to Prey 2017, this answers that question & fills that void. I haven't gained any Psi-Powers yet, so....not sure if it'll also have that Dishonored feel once I get those, too.
The GLOO gun is really cool. You can use it to shoot cold liquid, which can freeze enemies or turn into a solid-ball when shot at a wall. If you shoot it at a wall, you can basically create solid-cold platforms to walk across or shoot it up at an angle to build solid-cold staircases to get to really high-up areas that you'd never reach otherwise. Very cool.
You can pick-up almost any object in the game. Thing is: they could be a monsters. Monsters feel like they pop-out or jump-out as objects you are near and pick-up can be, at times, startling and creepy as heel - since they do polymorph & shape-shift. So, always be ready....for something to go down. Hopefully, there are more monster types - as in the first 3 hours, don't seem like there's a lot of different types.
The world-building is great, as that feels like mostly the first hour - with setting the story, scene, and everything. Jaw-dropping set-up and twist, once the story gets building and going. You are constantly reading e-mails, notes, books, and Lore - as you'd expect with an Arkane game (like Dishonored series). You can hack PC's & hack doors (if you have that skill and focus on upgrading it), which feels like right out of Deus Ex series.
Once the game opens up a bit, you can receive side-objectives and main-objectives. And, it seems like the main area's a hub, as it can go to numerous different areas & directions - which feels way less linear than say a Bioshock game. This (Prey 2017) feels much more open than that (Bioshock series), once you get by the first hour or so.
Prey 2017 looks & performs wonderful on my GTX 970 at 1440p with almost everything set to High & V-Sync off. The game runs very well, at mostly 55-60FPS. Not many slow-downs or anything, at this setting. Technically, being on the CryEngine and all, it just looks great. Also, the game has this very cool art-deco style (which seems also familiar and very Bioshock-like) mixed with some modern & futuristic sci-fi style themes going, which looks great artistically.
Regardless, the first 3 hours that I've played was awesome. I can't wait for a MysterD-suitable price-drop on this one.
Posted by MysterD on 17 August 2017 - 09:47 PM
Are you saying games shouldn't be well-balanced and as the devs intended?
Not at all.
There's nothing wrong w/ that at all. It's THEIR game and they can do what they please w/ it. There should be servers w/ the game, to be played as the dev's intended, naturally.
I also think there should be servers that allow gamers to do what the hell they want w/ it, too - with their own maps, weapons, SDK's, etc. Games that seem to never take-off online or are losing players, this could be a good way to get players in and/or get them to keep coming back.
I think MP's games life-spans are much shorter these b/c of all the problems of not releasing a SDK (to keep the content-flow constantly going); so many games having MP portions (whether they are the game's main-purpose or as just a bulletpoint on a game-box to try to net a sale); and so many other games out there to compete with.
What are your thoughts on boxed mac and cheese?
Don't care for it at all.
Posted by MysterD on 16 August 2017 - 09:48 PM
Not 8 (or VIII or whatever)
I've played on NES the original FF1.
And on PSX, I have played FF5+6+7+8+9.
FF8 was disappointing - especially after how great FF7 was (i.e. the one people cite as one of the best FF's namely). I didn't like FF8's huge emphasis on constantly using Summons (those can be long-winded and might give you the feeling they do a lot of the work for you if you don't master how to Junction); Junction system wasn't my favorite system; Drawing (i.e. stealing) Spells (to learn them and allows more uses of that spell in your pool) was cool but shouldn't have been the main focus on how to learn & use magic; Squall is way too annoying & whiny for a lead (for most of the game); and the story stuff falls apart and is a mess after the first Act and the first awesome plot twist in the story; and the build-up for the final villain is a complete waste by the end of the story.
I loved FF6+7+9 - to me, these are FF at its best. Really fun turn-based combat (these are usually active time-based and/or a turn-based system) with great story & characters. Personally, for me: FF6 is my favorite FF.
FF5 is really good b/c of the Job class system (i.e. learn multiple character class roles), but its story & characters just aren't my favorite FF. It's still good - but I prefer FF6+7+9.
I liked FF13 (Part 1), but it's a much different FF game. So, keep that in mind when going in, if you plan to play. Still ain't finished it up - but for the first 15 hours or so that I played, it's very linear & there really ain't any towns. Supposedly, it does open up a bit later - ain't hit that point yet.
It feels very heavy w/ dungeon-crawling with FF-style combat . Since there's no towns, you basically hit-up Vending Machines (which also are save spots). You have a cool job-like system (called Paradigms) that you switch on-the-fly and characters slink into different roles when in combat. To me, this is the real fun of the game - this combat system's a blast.
There are lots of characters. FF13-1 constantly forces you with using different characters for different chapters of the story - really keeps the gameplay, combat, and story fresh. I really do love the story, characters, & combat system - once this stuff actually really gets going some 5 hours into the game (i.e. when they introduce Paradigms). You probably should read the Codex for Summaries of each Chapter & to learn the game's lingo (b/c it uses a lot of its own terms and you will need to know who is who and what is what), just to make things a lot easier & clearer for you.
Also, the game is just down-right beautiful artistically. FF games never seem to disappoint in this regard.
Posted by MysterD on 14 August 2017 - 09:36 PM
I am sincerely surprised that MysterD hasn't managed to run through his upload space limit yet on Steam. He takes 300 screenshots of every game he plays and uploads them all. Now that I think about it, I'm also surprised he hasn't burned through his data limit either
[Pics of MysterD with 145 screens of DE: MD, Jacksonville fan reaction, Greatest CAG Villain Poll & someone from CW crying]Spoiler
In the old days, I was real selective about the screenies I put up b/c I didn't have as much Steam-space to upload to. Now w/ that number exploding, with now 14GB of space - why the hell not? I just upload 'em all. [shrug]
And those scratching their heads over the number of screens I'm posting for Deus Ex: MD of late - keep in mind, that's just for the DLC's that I'm working on. And I ain't even finished A Criminal Past DLC yet.
Right now, I have Comcast Blast and I still have no data limit. Waiting on the notice for that to change. Always keeping my eyes peeled, just in case things do change.
For what it's worth, my i7-860 processor is eight years old.
That's b/c you have a i7, though. I have a i7 950 - and that still holds up pretty good. i7's of a generation are usually pretty strong. And Intel really hasn't been pushing their CPU's super-hard because they really ain't had competition from AMD until maybe Ryzen. They (Intel) have been refining their CPU's for years w/ a bit better performance and often not giving off as much heat w/ each generation.
Even when running a GTX 970, 16 GB RAM, W7 64-bit with my i7 950 here - 1440p on Medium or above at 30FPS, 45FPS, or 60FPS on most games here.
That's exactly what CAG's greatest villain would say!
I definitely am a Villain: going against the CAG Grain here by NOT "Fakeying" the "CAG Bro" Games; play mostly SP portions of games; trying to stick with 75% off or better philosophy (that doesn't always work, though); constantly complain about DRM; complain about console games that are not getting PC versions; haven't owned a console since PSX1; MMO's that can be played SP-style not later getting offline modes when they have no players or are about to pull the online-plug; make ultra-long-winded posts like this on CAG; etc etc.
In general, profit margins are razor thin when it comes to PC hardware. It's uncommon to see a discount as high as 33% on a pre-built from Asus. Hard to tell if it is Asus's ROG brand. If it is then the motherboard should be high quality. Don't worry about the processor...you'll be good for a while. The 1070 is what makes this a deal and I would be all over it myself but...I live in Canada. Oh and You'll want to grab an SSD as well (for the OS and games) if you don't already have one.
Are graphics cards such as the 1070 still being mined & overpriced right now?
Posted by MysterD on 14 August 2017 - 11:05 AM
Posted by MysterD on 13 August 2017 - 11:06 PM
Is this kind of like dlc + content?
It probably is most definitely likely something of that kind of sort & whatnot with all that jazz, IMHO.
MysterD is Director of the Department of Redundancy Department
I am the Director and CEO President & also a Client of the Department of the Redundancy Department.
BTW, finished-up two Deus Ex: Mankind Divided DLC's: Desperate Measure & System Rift.
Steam had me at around 2.2 hours w/ Desperate Measures (Free DLC) and I had around 5 hours with System Rift ($-DLC, which is also in Season Pass). System Rift's the meatier & better of the two, IMHO.
If you like Deus Ex: MD, you'll like these DLC's. Smaller & more compact versions of DE:MD, basically.