Thoughts on the game?

#1 Edited by mosdl (3229 posts) -

Playing on Normal, wow the game is hard. It seems hitting the enemies in certain areas does more damage, but its hard to do any precise aiming with 2 gorilla ones running at you while the 20 little buzz saw ones attack you at the same time...

Enjoying it though quite a lot, surviving a large wave of attack with 13 health left brings back DOOM memories.

Game looks great, screenshots from me at http://steamcommunity.com/id/mosdl/screenshots/

#2 Posted by BeachThunder (12090 posts) -

Still downloading, sigh ;__;

I think I'll actually play Easy; apparently there's a new game plus, so maybe I'll ramp the difficulty up if I play through the game again.

#3 Posted by mosdl (3229 posts) -

I did read that if you change the difficulty down while playing, you can't push is up again (because of achievements).

There is a console in game, so probably easy to beat the game on any level unless using it turns off achievements.

#4 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18954 posts) -

I love buying PC games and supporting their developers, but this game strikes me as one that gets reaaaaaaally frustrating and tedious.. I don't like chore games, so I didn't buy it.

Looking forward to people's thoughts on it though.

#5 Posted by mosdl (3229 posts) -

Given that a lot of people are asking for quick save, I wouldn't be surprised that it will get patched in.

#6 Posted by StingingVelvet (570 posts) -

Played the first two levels... like it a lot so far. For some reason though I am having performance issues I did not have in the demo, mainly when a ton of things are on screen. In any event, move fast and shoot fast in a beautiful cyberpunk world... that is all I wanted and the game provides it in spades.

Also I prefer checkpoints for linear games, so no issues there.

#7 Edited by DonPixel (2585 posts) -

It's good, so far my only complain is the lack of variety of enemies, I'm in chapter 3 I can't say if is the same for all the game.

Other than that the game is pretty good, with an amazing visual style and cool cyber punk vibe, for a "budget" game a lot of AAA tittles could learn a thing or two here.

#8 Posted by Wuddel (2098 posts) -

I like the setting. Pretty bad performance on only "high" without AA on a GTX470.

#9 Posted by BeachThunder (12090 posts) -

@DonPixel: Keep playing, you'll find some more enemies. Also, from what I've played already, I have to say that this is definitely some of the most exhilarating combat I've seen in an FPS (even on easy; yes, I'm playing easy >_>).

#10 Posted by RIDEBIRD (1233 posts) -

I think I'll just wait for Serious Sam.. The lack of quicksave is really weird, as is the very slow pace.

#11 Posted by DonPixel (2585 posts) -

@Wuddel said:

I like the setting. Pretty bad performance on only "high" without AA on a GTX470.

Mmm weird, I'm runing at 50fps with the 470gtx on ultra 4xFAA

@BeachThunder said:

@DonPixel: Keep playing, you'll find some more enemies. Also, from what I've played already, I have to say that this is definitely some of the most exhilarating combat I've seen in an FPS (even on easy; yes, I'm playing easy >_>).

Good to hear that, I'm going keep playing it tomorrow but sure is not a deal breaker for me. About the dificulty, it does get tricky at parts but blowing things away in the enviroment helps a lot, I'm on normal.

#12 Posted by jimb0 (128 posts) -

So far I'm really diggin' it. It's got a classic feel with a spectacular atmosphere. I'm a sucker for upgrades and I love the way the game handles that.

I haven't had an issue with the quicksave so far; the checkpoints seem to be rather decent but I'm only on level 4. Enemy variety is also starting to ramp up a bit as well. I just want to play more!

#13 Posted by bybeach (4898 posts) -

Heh...AH Chose hard, well it was still below insane. Died..a few times..here and there.

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#14 Edited by Wuddel (2098 posts) -

@mosdl said:

Playing on Normal, wow the game is hard. It seems hitting the enemies in certain areas does more damage, but its hard to do any precise aiming with 2 gorilla ones running at you while the 20 little buzz saw ones attack you at the same time...

I am a big baby and enabled "Always aim assist". The game really seams to be about crowd control and environmental awareness, as blowing stuff up and getting "environment kills" seems to be a major focus.

@DonPixel said:

@Wuddel said:

I like the setting. Pretty bad performance on only "high" without AA on a GTX470.

Mmm weird, I'm runing at 50fps with the 470gtx on ultra 4xFAA

Can you show the fps in game? I am just saying, I get a lot of screen tearing. In run Win7 64 bit with latest nividia driver.

#15 Posted by mosdl (3229 posts) -

@Wuddel: You can enable vsync to remove the tearing

#16 Posted by bybeach (4898 posts) -

Game is running perfect for me. 2 570's sli.

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#17 Posted by matthias2437 (985 posts) -

I love it so far, I love the setting and love Painkiller so its a perfect combination. Shooting feels good, enemies are cool and it is pretty challenging. Performance wise I have been getting great performance, NEVER dropped below 60 fps with all settings max @ 1920x1080.

#18 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18954 posts) -
@Wuddel said:

@DonPixel said:

@Wuddel said:

I like the setting. Pretty bad performance on only "high" without AA on a GTX470.

Mmm weird, I'm runing at 50fps with the 470gtx on ultra 4xFAA

Can you show the fps in game? I am just saying, I get a lot of screen tearing. In run Win7 64 bit with latest nividia driver.

you don't have FRAPS installed? dude!
#19 Posted by Lazyaza (2196 posts) -

I just played the first two levels and its damn fun, quite simple but I'm loving the atmosphere and look of the whole thing.

#20 Posted by DonPixel (2585 posts) -

@Wuddel: FRAPS ? - Just saying

#21 Posted by Wuddel (2098 posts) -

@DonPixel: @AhmadMetallic: Sorry guys. I do not know much of PC gaming today (I took a break 2000-2010 for nearly everything.) OK. FRAPS I thought you had to pay for this but apparently not. It says i get 30 fps on ultra 4xAA with Vsync (ok this is was this does). :( But 60 with only 2xAA.

#22 Edited by mosdl (3229 posts) -

Finished the game - exhausted but happy. Looks like NG+ might be an option down the road to revisit (too many games, need to play more Witcher 2).

Definitely a 3.5 game - looks great, plays great. Upgrades aren't always great, which can make the game harder than it is.

#23 Posted by Wuddel (2098 posts) -

@mosdl: How long did it take you?

#24 Posted by Tennmuerti (8140 posts) -

Is there ze multiplayer?

If not, then how long is the SP? A game like this would live and die for me by it's combat/tactics/weapons/enemy depth + lengh.

#25 Posted by mosdl (3229 posts) -

@Wuddel: 6 and half hours, got about half the secrets on Normal difficulty.

@Tennmuerti: SP only. There is a NG+ I believe where you start with your existing weapons. Combat/weapons are great, tactics is mainly crowd control (lots of enemies running at you at once from all sides). Enemy depth not so much, there are 3 types with several versions each.

#26 Posted by Marz (5658 posts) -

I heard it's short, so i'll wait till it's like 15$

#27 Posted by BeachThunder (12090 posts) -

Sigh, the roof battle is really giving me trouble - on easy. I keep getting stuck in a corner and lasered, then ambushed by all of the other enemies =(

#28 Posted by mosdl (3229 posts) -

@BeachThunder said:

Sigh, the roof battle is really giving me trouble - on easy. I keep getting stuck in a corner and lasered, then ambushed by all of the other enemies =(

I had upgraded my health and shields, which helped with the laser. Smart gun helped deal with the other enemies on it (which is the final boss)

#29 Posted by Tennmuerti (8140 posts) -

@mosdl: Thanks for the info.

#30 Posted by BeachThunder (12090 posts) -

@mosdl: Thanks, I finally did it, that boss was way harder than the other bosses :o

Anyway, that was such an abrupt ending =|

Overall, the game was great though with some nice visuals. I might try a new game plus sometime later.

#31 Edited by Vash10 (38 posts) -

Just finished the game, I beat it in four and a half hours on normal. Feeling kind of annoyed that I finished the game that fast after spending $30 on it. I mean, I had a blast with it and will eventually play through it again, but four and a half hours?. Not sure if there is a new game plus option but I hope so. The final battle was pretty easy once I figured you can just run in a straight line away from the laser and out run it.

#32 Posted by BeachThunder (12090 posts) -

@Vash10 said:

Just finished the game, I beat it in four and a half hours on normal. Feeling kind of annoyed that I finished the game that fast after spending $30 on it. I mean, I had a blast with it and will eventually play through it again, but four and a half hours?. Not sure if there is a new game plus option but I hope so. The final battle was pretty easy once I figured you can just run in a straight line away from the laser and out run it.

There is a new game plus. Also, the developers have hinted at some sort of DLC.

Anyway, I really would suggest giving it another playthrough, maybe try it on a different difficulty or do the new game plus and get the rest of the upgrades (and secrets). Also, the game on Insane is much harder than Normal, so you will likely have to rethink tactics for each battle.

#33 Posted by mosdl (3229 posts) -

@Vash10 said:

Just finished the game, I beat it in four and a half hours on normal. Feeling kind of annoyed that I finished the game that fast after spending $30 on it. I mean, I had a blast with it and will eventually play through it again, but four and a half hours?. Not sure if there is a new game plus option but I hope so. The final battle was pretty easy once I figured you can just run in a straight line away from the laser and out run it.

If you choose new game, there is a checkbox for EX Mode, which is NG+.

#34 Edited by PurpleSpandex (282 posts) -

I just beat this in apparently 4 hours an 9 minutes. Who cares how long it is? This game has amazing atmosphere and inventive weapons there is a lack of enemy variety. Played it on normal and the bosses were the only thing that really gave me a problem you just have to figure out how to avoid their big attacks and its not too bad. I'm going through it now with new game plus on insane. I love this game. Oh the story is non-existent.

#35 Posted by owl_of_minerva (1455 posts) -

I enjoyed the game but it has its limitations - short length (took me four hours), obtuse story, slow movement speed, and clumsy weapon switching. They weren't dealbreaking but they detracted as comboing different weapon types and avoiding enemy attacks was harder than it should have been. I would have liked if the levels were more spacious as well, some are essentially just corridors where it is easy to get surrounded and die. If you like the design principles of DOOM-style shooters such as exploration and secrets, challenging twitch gameplay, and environmental interaction it is easy to recommend. Looks and sounds fantastic for a budget game as well.

#36 Posted by bybeach (4898 posts) -

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#37 Posted by Wiseblood (650 posts) -

Story is pretty shitty but I really like it.  I just beat it on Insane and man it was rough but satisfying.  Now I just need to grind out the 10,000 kill and 2,000 environmental kill achievements and I'll have S-Ranked this thing.

#38 Posted by Great__defunct__Northern (127 posts) -

Finished it last night. Looking for a bunch of secrets, as well as leaving it on the title screen a few times while taking care of my two-year-old, raised my total playtime to eight hours according to Steam.

I REALLY enjoyed it. Yes, the story is absurd and makes no sense whatsoever, but it was an adrenalin rush from start to finish. I didn't find any particular part too hard, just tried to always be on the move and not get stuck in a corner.

As far as upgrades go, I recommend maxing out bullet time, health, shield, and make sure you have a heavy weapon with a homing upgrade for the last boss. Proximity mines didn't hurt for that fight either.

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