crusader8463's forum posts
As long as it's just them trying to sell movies, music and crap like that, and the service can be disabled, I'm fine with it. I will just disable it and never use it. If however they start making developers use it as a mandatory service, or start trying to force x-box style standards on PC games, well then this video pretty much sums up my feelings on windows 8 and Microsoft.
The 3DS has just been one cluster fuck after another since it launched. I wonder if/when Nintendo just throws it out and comes up with something new.
@Aishan: Hope so, but I never assume stuff like that because I always end up disappointed when it's not in the game.
I agree with your point about it not being excusable, and I have never played Condemned so I can't comment on the quality of its combat, but anyone pointing to Dead Island to prove something done well automatically invalidates their argument in my eyes. Everything about that game was terrible, and the combat especially was just god awful from top to bottom.
First person combat is hard to get right, and they would rather put resources into the world and the quests. People dont come to these games for combat
That's a poor argument. You can't excuse the poor combat, just because the focus of these games is story & setting.
Games are there to be played, and if they don't play well... then they possess a major flaw.
After watching the E3 video they released a few days ago I'm not as excited as I was for the game. I find melee combat in all RPG's really boring, I never play melee warrior classes, so that doesn't bother me any. However, unless the game pauses when you switch to different magic spells it look like it's going to be a major pain in the ass to use magic, because you need to pop open that list and filter down it every time you want to switch powers; which looks like it takes several seconds to do even when you know where to look. If it pauses when you go looking I guess it won't be that big of a deal, but I can still foresee me just wishing I had a power tray to activate my powers from the entire time. It just looks unnecessarily cumbersome.
The only thing that's giving me hope that this won't break the game for me is that it was console gameplay they were showing and not PC. Hopefully the PC will allow you to do stuff like bind certain spells to hot keys, or make a short list of powers that you can cycle through with the scroll wheel. They won't of course, but I will keep hope that they take the effort to do stuff like that until I see otherwise.