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#1 Posted by Deathstriker (327 posts) -

It's not perfect, but looking at the other big games this gen that are out (Titanfall, Killzone, Knack, Destiny, Watch Dogs, etc) it's WAY better than them. The gameplay is fun, good humor, great look, and so on. They just dropped the ball on the multiplayer.

#2 Posted by Deathstriker (327 posts) -

@deathstriker: I don't know what Diablo game you played, but when I played there was a whole bunch of pointing and clicking.

I've probably played more Diablo clones than Diablo itself, but they definitely have an action component. They're by no means an action game like GoW or DMC, but your dodging is reaction based, when to use each power, and so on. I was just using that as a loose example. DOTA and LoL felt too RTS and automatic for me. In Smite, you're actually aiming, can miss, can dodge or go invulnerable at the right time depending on character or items, etc. It feels like gaming sites are fine covering the big two and don't care about the other already released MOBAs. The upcoming ones do get some coverage, like Gigantic and Overwatch.

#3 Posted by Deathstriker (327 posts) -

I'll probably buy or rent it day one for X1 to play the campaign again a little bit in FPS mode and I enjoyed GTA Online for what it is. I have a handful of friends on XBL to play with, so that's why I'm going there. I'll probably wait about a year to get it on PC (hopefully a Steam sale) since by then some cool mods will have been made and it's not like it'll have mods day one on PC, so there's no rush for me.

#4 Posted by Deathstriker (327 posts) -

I've tried to get a few friends into Smite, which is tough since most of them are console guys and it's not on X1 yet. My PC friends seem stuck in DOTA 2, LoL, or not into MOBAs at all. I've tried all the major MOBAs out and I think Smite is easily the best one... as someone who likes "real" combat and not RTS style point & click. Smite is more like playing Diablo rather than controlling a single Starcraft unit. I don't really see major gaming sites covering it all. I've heard pretty much every Bombcast I don't think they've ever mentioned it at all either.

Is there any game this year that you think is good and sites, your friends, and/or gamers in general are kinda ignoring/missing?

#5 Edited by Deathstriker (327 posts) -

I've been playing Sunset Overdrive for hours and having a lot of fun. The only downside is that I was looking at it as a singleplayer and co-op game, when it's really just solo with a little bit of half-assed co-op thrown in. You do a string of side mission activities with 7 other people. There is no free roam or campaign co-op like in Saints Row, (certain) GTAs, Crackdown, etc.

Also, it doesn't look the co-op scales to how many players are there. There were some missions that seemed unbeatable because they thought it would be 8 of us but it was really two of us in a private party. Everything about the campaign is pretty much great. I hope Insomniac patches in real co-op because doing combos with friends (e.g. one person freezing, the other using rockets) is fun, but at this point pretty much every open-world game should have some form of free roam co-op, especially a silly one that lends itself to it like this game.

Anyone else a little disappointed?

#6 Posted by Deathstriker (327 posts) -

@zevvion said:

@deathstriker said:

@sodapop7 said:

@zevvion: To be honest I kind of like that I have to think a bit about my weapon combinations in terms of which exotic I want for which mission. It limits it a bit but I don't think the combat would be as interesting if I could just blaze all three exotics all the time.

Many of the exotic weapons aren't that great though. I have several exotics and don't see the big deal. I'd rather use The Comedian over Invective, there are blue and purple handcannons I'd use over Thorn, which is pretty crappy due to the lack of impact and mag size. Using a heavy as your one exotic slot seems like a bad idea. Some exotics seem good like Pocket Infinity, but overall I'd rather have purple than yellow, since purple is just as good and quicker to upgrade.

This.

Most Exotics are extremely good in a particular way, but they seem to have trade offs. For example, Ice Breaker does a ton of damage and regenerates ammo which is insane. But you can't actually reload the weapon, so in instances where you need more than 6 shots you'll have to take cover and regen ammo first. It can both be amazing or a pain to use depending on the situation.

I think it's dumb you can't equip more than one at a time. You can equip Legendaries all you want. Some of them are better than Exotics. I just don't see what the problem is; with the possible exception of the Crucible, but I don't see why you can't have different rulesets for PvP and PvE.

I just got the "Devil You Know" (a purple) and it's better than the two exotic handcannons I have (Thorn and Last Word). Invective would be better than The Comedian if the mag was slightly bigger and it didn't have a crazy reload time. The problem is that they're trying to balance PVE and PVP weapons at the same time. I'd be fine if exotics were badass, but couldn't go into PVP, or if going into crucible changed stats. No one really asked for versus, so nerfing weapons to please the side part of a campaign game is a bad idea IMO. That would be like Gears nerfing guns for versus when most people bought it for campaign and horde.

#7 Edited by Deathstriker (327 posts) -

@sodapop7 said:

@zevvion: To be honest I kind of like that I have to think a bit about my weapon combinations in terms of which exotic I want for which mission. It limits it a bit but I don't think the combat would be as interesting if I could just blaze all three exotics all the time.

Many of the exotic weapons aren't that great though. I have several exotics and don't see the big deal. I'd rather use The Comedian over Invective, there are blue and purple handcannons I'd use over Thorn, which is pretty crappy due to the lack of impact and mag size. Using a heavy as your one exotic slot seems like a bad idea. Some exotics seem good like Pocket Infinity, but overall I'd rather have purple than yellow, since purple is just as good and quicker to upgrade.

#8 Posted by Deathstriker (327 posts) -

@spraynardtatum: It's unusual, but Watch Dogs had a similarly lukewarm reception too. The big difference seems to be that Destiny has a way big defense force online. Both of them were supposed to be great, but came out "just okay", yet still sold a lot.

#9 Posted by Deathstriker (327 posts) -

All games have one hit kill shotguns.

By far my biggest gripe with the game is the hunter special. Overpowered in the extreme.

Yeah, Hunters are way more annoying than shotguns. Sometimes fusion rifles are more annoying than shotguns. At least with shotguns it was kinda your fault for getting too close if you're using your primary. With fusions it can be a random one hit kill from any range. If you get a purple or yellow one and it upgrade it then the charge time is barely there at all. Hunters using their stupid dash bugs me too. I'd prefer it if we had more health like in Halo, rather than being completely twitch and one hit kill like COD.

#10 Edited by Deathstriker (327 posts) -

Mic chat for everything. That's the biggest issue. People complaining about loot need to accept it's RNG. There's nothing wrong with it. You're just unlucky.

@mortuss_zero said:

Ditch all the competitive stuff, spend all that time on money on enlarging the campaign area and hiring a writer.

I don't think anyone's going to like answer, but I hate PVP.

Getting rid of options is never a good thing.

Also I disagree with lowering Vanguard marks. This IS an MMO. The reason so many people are complaining about loot and gearing up is because they want instant gratification. They are shooter fans. They aren't used to it. I don't want to be able to gear up in a day or two.

Where is the massive part in Destiny if this is an MMO? I'm mid 20's and I've only seen around 4 other players at once at the most. MMO's are often 20+ people. Some of the past Ghost Recon games had around 12 player co-op, that's way more massive than Destiny. It has some slight MMO-like features (the tower), but it's far from an MMO if you've ever actually played one. That would be like calling Saints Row, Batman, or certain GTA games RPGs because they had unlocks and XP systems.