Captain_Felafel's forum posts

#1 Posted by Captain_Felafel (1613 posts) -

CMDR CaptainFelafel looking to join!

#2 Posted by Captain_Felafel (1613 posts) -

If you're still looking for newbie raiders, I'm so down for this! Level 28 Warlock

PSN: Progn0sticator

#3 Posted by Captain_Felafel (1613 posts) -

Can't beat HOTAS + TrackIR. Been using the X52 HOTAS with the TrackIR 5 and it's an amazing experience. I can only imagine how much better it'll be with Oculus when the consumer version is out, but until then, the TrackIR is really excellent.

#4 Posted by Captain_Felafel (1613 posts) -

@thunderstorm101 said:

@captain_felafel said:

As someone who's always been very curious about EVE: online but has never been able to get into it because of its complexity, I've found my time in Elite: Dangerous extremely pleasant. It's in no ways a straight-forward or simple game; there are many underlying systems which you will need to read up on outside of the game to fully understand them. But, it's very fun if what you're looking for is a space sim with an abundance of player freedom.

All that said however, I wouldn't even consider touching this game unless you invest in a flight stick. I've had a Saitek X52 for years now, so I haven't really touched the game all that much with anything other than a flight stick, but I can't imagine it to be even remotely the same experience. You won't need to invest in anything fancy, but I do highly recommend getting some kind of flight stick if you intend to play this game.

Ive been thinking about getting an x52 and i know its the one Drew has in the office, i've been holding off on playing the game until i have a stick, would you recommend it?

Absolutely. It's a very high-quality stick, especially for the price, and mine has lasted me for many years, at least 6 or 7 now. It centers just as well as it used to, and the resistance on all the parts is the same as it's ever been. The X52-Pro is a bit more and comes with slightly higher-quality parts, a different color scheme, and programmable LED light colors, but that's about it. You can grab the X52 off of Amazon right now for, like, $130, which is a heck of a price. I'd definitely recommend it.

#5 Posted by Captain_Felafel (1613 posts) -

@junkerman said:

Would the game be playable with a gamepad by any chance? I don't have a flightstick and not really in the position to get one living out in the sticks. How is the multiplayer features? I'd like a MP space sim, but what I didn't like about EVE was that it wasn't really skill based at all, and by that I mean player skill.

The game is definitely playable with a gamepad, but you'll definitely want a keyboard in front of you at all times, as there are just a few too many commands to all map to a single gamepad.

#6 Edited by Captain_Felafel (1613 posts) -

@madman356647: Oh wow!! Hadn't heard of something like that; that's pretty awesome. Can't beat the price either.

#7 Edited by Captain_Felafel (1613 posts) -

@kaos_cracker said:

@captain_felafel: I happen to own a flight stick so that part is covered.

Perfect; then so much as you know what you're getting into, you should definitely give the game a look. If money isn't much of an object for you, I'd also recommend getting a TrackIR 5 if you end up liking the game. The added immersion and functionality by adding head-tracking to the game cannot be overstated. Being able to visually track your target as you circle around them can be the deciding factor in a dogfight. The thing is very pricey, but with the Oculus Rift consumer version still a year or so away, it's your only real reliable head-tracking option out there right now, and the investment is worth it if you find the game to your tastes.

Also, give some of this guys' videos a look. They're less informative tutorial videos and more informative... experiential videos. He demonstrates some higher level techniques but also gives a really excellent idea of the breadth of gameplay variety the game has on offer: https://www.youtube.com/user/Isinona/videos

#8 Edited by Captain_Felafel (1613 posts) -

As someone who's always been very curious about EVE: online but has never been able to get into it because of its complexity, I've found my time in Elite: Dangerous extremely pleasant. It's in no ways a straight-forward or simple game; there are many underlying systems which you will need to read up on outside of the game to fully understand them. But, it's very fun if what you're looking for is a space sim with an abundance of player freedom.

All that said however, I wouldn't even consider touching this game unless you invest in a flight stick. I've had a Saitek X52 for years now, so I haven't really touched the game all that much with anything other than a flight stick, but I can't imagine it to be even remotely the same experience. You won't need to invest in anything fancy, but I do highly recommend getting some kind of flight stick if you intend to play this game.

#9 Posted by Captain_Felafel (1613 posts) -

Boy I'm sure glad Australia finally got an R18+ rating!

#10 Posted by Captain_Felafel (1613 posts) -

Judging from the shows you've really enjoyed, go watch Psycho Pass. Right now. It's superb and features one of the most interesting dystopias I've seen in any form of media.

I'm also going to put in another vote for Puella Magi Madoka Magica. Don't read up on it, don't decide to not watch it because of what it looks like. Just watch it.

Finally, I recommend you go check out the movie Redline, if for nothing else than the fact that it's pretty much the best looking piece of animation I've ever seen. It's spectacular. Put it on the biggest screen you've got, crank up the bass, and enjoy.