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#1 Edited by BR4DL3I9H (305 posts) -

@ravelle said:
@alucitary said:

Honestly this game wasn't even remotely on my radar until the beta, but now it's almost a day 1 buy after I see a few reviews. They just captured the feel of the old movies so perfectly for me. I don't really care about the totally one sided fight complaint right now because

1. It's only 1 out of like 7 game modes in there.

2. it's only one map in that mode.

3. there are way more perks and powers still to be revealed.

It's kind of dumb that they chose such a one sided scenario for the beta because I can definitely see it being off putting, but if you can put everything into perspective it's undoubtedly a very promising platform.

A friend of mine mentioned he saw that level as a historic battle and not like a regular skirmish which seemed like a valid point. Would make more sense if it was AI verses Players since nobody wants to play on the team with the disadvantage.

I found that the first 2 days after the BETA went live the Walker Assault mode seemed really unbalanced, but as more and more people have been playing it and getting to understand how the game is played, I have been in more and more matches where the rebels have managed to win. It wasn't until about 3 days after the BETA came out that I even saw a win on the rebel's side, but since then I have seen the rebels win quite a few times, and there have been a lot more times where a match has come down to the wire.

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#2 Posted by BR4DL3I9H (305 posts) -

I go for 3rd person. I started in 1st and switched after about an hour. 3rd person makes it a little harder to take shots from behind cover, but you are a lot more aware of your surroundings in 3rd person, like knowing from which direction someone is shooting, which is a huge pro for me. Also, I favour 3rd person shooters more anyway. I really dug PvZ: Garden Warfare, and if it wasn't for a Humbe Bundle sale I would never have even played it. That game made me more aware of how much I like 3rd person FPSs and this BETA made me realize how much I love it in the Star Wars universe.

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#3 Posted by BR4DL3I9H (305 posts) -

it went from my most hyped game of the year to my least. its the videogame equivalent of watching paint dry. i preordered this on psn so i cant get a refund. im done with preordering and going back to gamefly. im with others on it nailing the look and feel of star wars and wanting a campaign.

Why would you preorder anything digital? As far as I can tell, the only upside is that you can access 1 map a week earlier than those who don't preorder. $60 is quite a risk just for that early access.

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#4 Posted by BR4DL3I9H (305 posts) -

I didn't have much interest in the game before I tried the BETA, but I was pleasantly surprised by what I played. I have played about 3 hours so far, which I feel is enough to understand what the game is about. I have played a few rounds of each mode, but I am still on the fence with whether the Hoth level needs to be re-balanced or not; I have yet to win a single round as the rebels, but I played a round recently where I was able to jump in an A-wing and assault the walkers when their shields were down, and in the time given to attack I alone was able to take about 30% of an AT-AT's health, and with a few other players also assaulting the walkers we were able to destroy one walker completely and get the other down to about 25%, which is the closest I have come to a win yet. I think the reason it feels unbalanced is because there are still a lot of people jumping in for the first time and not understanding what they need to do. I bet you as people get more and more familiar with the game, it won't seem as unbalanced.

I am still not sure it is worth the full $60 dollars though. I am interested to see what the final product turns out like, and I may even actually buy it relatively early if the BETA is just a small slice of what the final thing will be. I don't have as much time for games as I used to, though, and even less uninterrupted time to play an online only FPS, so no single player campaign is what will probably most likely keep me from getting it at full price in the end.

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#5 Posted by BR4DL3I9H (305 posts) -

You know, I have gotten to the point where I have started to seriously question what it is I am buying these days; I often find myself in situations where I am playing games that I don't particularly like, all because I bought them. Let me a elaborate a litte, after buying a new PC last year I have become mainly a PC gamer, but in doing so I have come across a ton of either cheap games, games that came as part of a bundle or games that have been critically acclaimed and I have missed through my years of absense in the PC world. This has left me (like a lot of people) with a Steam library that is chock-a-block. The problem for me is that I have this need to play ALL these games even if I don't particularly like them (mainly the bundle ones) all because they are sitting there in my Steam library and got there for one reason or another. I know I can 'hide' them, but I can't bring themselve to do that. So, I have found myself playing through some games that I have no real interest in, all because they are there.

So, to answer the question: Yes, I do find myself playing games I actively dislike.

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#6 Posted by BR4DL3I9H (305 posts) -

Awesome Pumpkins!

I really wished I lived in the US this time of the year. If movies and TV shows are anything to go by, you guys love you some Halloween.

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#7 Posted by BR4DL3I9H (305 posts) -
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Yeah, I get that. I think the problem with a lot of sites, though, is that the entire review is stuffed with spoilers, so you can either read it, fully aware that any surprises are going to be spoiled before you watch the thing or you can use it, like you do, to compare to your own opinions of the episodes after you have seen it. But, surely in that case it would be better to label it as something other than a review, right?

I think it still counts as a review, it's just filled with spoilers. TV reviews are weird. If you're not even watching a show, why read a review of an episode in the middle of a season, or of a season finale if you don't want spoilers.

Read the review for the pilot or season debut and just watch the show if it sounds interesting.

That's basically my whole point in a nutshell. Also, if you are watching a TV show, you are probably going to watch every episode regardless of the score it gets, which kind of makes review a wee bit pointless; the only people who are going to read a review of episode 18 of xxxxx, are the kind of people who will watch it anyway. There is very little financial cost involved with watching individual episodes of TV shows, so it's unlikely people who are fans are going to skip episodes. I do think a spoiler-free review of a whole season is worth it, but individual episodes? Not so much.

I think it depends on the show. For example, lots of people hate on the later seasons of The Simpsons but there are bound to be a few good episodes mixed in there, so you need reviews to pick them out. You aren't watching The Simpsons for the plot, so spoilers don't matter; it's about the humour.

I don't think spoilers necessarily ruin a piece of media though; it's about the journey, not the destination. A review for a drama may mention an important event, but what makes it an important event is how the characters reach that point and how they respond afterwards. Knowing what the event is does not change that.

I agree with you it depends on the shows, for example, most animated shows usually produce very self-contained episodes, so skipping a particularly bad episode won't spoil your overall enjoyment, but shows that contain deep multi-season story-lines are best enjoyed without going into the show knowing which direction the show is going. Also, if there are many possible outcomes to the event, wouldn't it spoil it for you if you knew which one was going to be chosen before you even watched the episode?

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#8 Posted by BR4DL3I9H (305 posts) -

Yeah, I get that. I think the problem with a lot of sites, though, is that the entire review is stuffed with spoilers, so you can either read it, fully aware that any surprises are going to be spoiled before you watch the thing or you can use it, like you do, to compare to your own opinions of the episodes after you have seen it. But, surely in that case it would be better to label it as something other than a review, right?

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#9 Posted by BR4DL3I9H (305 posts) -

I have a few sources for checking games, and one of the sites I check review a large number of things. I happened to click on one of their TV show reviews, which I never do, and I noticed on the top it is says in bold "Note: Full spoilers for the episode follow.". I then checked out a few other show reviews on the site to compare and noticed that they all start with the same warning.

This seems to be completely pointless to me. Why would anyone want to read a review of a show they are thinking about watching, if the review spoils the story for them? Would these same people read a review that spoils the story of a movie or a game too?Am I missing something here?

On the same topic, why do people even bother reviewing individual episodes of TV shows at all? Is it just purely for the hits? There is no additional charge to watch each episode individually unless you are using a VOD service, but really, if you were watching a TV show, would you skip episodes, and potentially miss key scenes, because they don't score well?

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#10 Posted by BR4DL3I9H (305 posts) -

As someone who is not a huge fan of Infinity Engine based games, this game for some unexplicable reason has really gotten my attention, and if it means the game will be more polished and playable, i am more than happy to wait the extra few months to play it early next year.