Possibly dumb question about the camera...

#1 Posted by MB (12403 posts) -

Does taking pictures with the in-game camera actually do anything, or does it just make a shutter sound?

For a second I thought it may be taking screenshots, but nope...I'm guessing it may be a function for a later mission?

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#2 Posted by Sweep (8859 posts) -

At the end of each mission Professor Oak will give you points depending on how good your photos are.

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#3 Edited by TruthTellah (9074 posts) -

@MB: From how I understand it, outside of tagging enemies both near and far and scoping out the area, taking pictures can reveal relics that will become marked on your mini map. They will glow yellow and give you a hint of where they are.

#4 Posted by MB (12403 posts) -

@TruthTellah said:

@MB: From how I understand it, outside of tagging enemies both near and far, taking pictures can reveal relics that will become marked on your mini map. They will glow yellow and give you a hint of where they are.

Thanks, I figured it did something. I'll keep playing around with it until something happens. Wow that sounded bad.

@Sweep said:

At the end of each mission Professor Oak will give you points depending on how good your photos are.

That was a masterful troll, well done.

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#5 Posted by Inkerman (1451 posts) -

@Sweep said:

At the end of each mission Professor Oak will give you points depending on how good your photos are.

#6 Posted by TruthTellah (9074 posts) -

@MB said:

Thanks, I figured it did something. I'll keep playing around with it until something happens. Wow that sounded bad.

haha. That -did- sound bad.

Used well, the camera is pretty useful, but yeah, it is primarily there for tagging far enemies and getting hints at relic locations. :)

#7 Posted by ShaggE (6453 posts) -

Ooh, it tags far enemies? *has broken mouse wheel*

#8 Posted by Swaboo (451 posts) -

@ShaggE: yeah, you might want to map the camera zoom on a different button.

#9 Posted by Village_Guy (2577 posts) -

So far it seems like the take picture function merely is there to make it feel a camera, maybe there is a mission where you have to take pictures of something, I haven't beaten the game yet?

#10 Posted by ShaggE (6453 posts) -

@Swaboo said:

@ShaggE: yeah, you might want to map the camera zoom on a different button.

I looked for that in the remap options, and I didn't see it. Maybe I missed it.

Not a huge deal, as it's not a gamebreaker, but it can be annoying sometimes.

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