Fracture's forum posts

#1 Posted by Fracture (163 posts) -

If the PC had a better system for disallowing piracy than this wouldn't be an issue. There are ways around piracy on the PC also but not every game has the ability to do what WoW and steam do to keep pirates out. I got out of PC gaming a while back mostly due to my irritation with the constant upgrade cycle and switched to the 360. These days to get around the high cost of games I just use GameFly. Too bad there's nothing like that on the PC (again mostly due to the issues with the PC's inability to stop piracy on it's own).

So, if you don't want to be a pirate, and you don't have tons o money to spend on PC games than just get a console from the get go and rent your games, problem solved. If that's too much for you, get a paper route or something.

#2 Posted by Fracture (163 posts) -

DOH! I typed that wrong, SF4 on the 360 loads faster if installed. You can really tell too when your facing someone in a live match that hasn't installed the game as the load time is about double what it is when you install it. Also most games are faster loading with the 360's new install feature, just sometimes it's more significant. Mass effect and Too Human had noticable load time changes when installed.

#3 Posted by Fracture (163 posts) -

I like that they tried to make the achievements nice and all over the place but the hosting one was a really bad Idea. It encourages people to start games then ditch it as soon as someone accepts.

#4 Posted by Fracture (163 posts) -

There's a VERY significant load time increase if you install SF4, just so you know.

#5 Posted by Fracture (163 posts) -

At this point I think I have the hang of the 360 controller enough that I don't even want to get the sticks, but everyone else's mileage will vary.

#6 Posted by Fracture (163 posts) -

I think some things that were said in the review are confusing some people. There's nothing called a "quarter match" but there is a way to get the old arcade feel. At the main menu if you hit the right bumper button (on the 360) you can edit your stats. It says this on the bottom of the screen for PS3 users as I don't know what button you guys need to press. Anyhow after you bring up that menu you can pick your title and Icon, but you can also set the game to allow live players to join your arcade games. You can set it to player or ranked match and what your preferences are for length and what not. Now when you play arcade games you will from time to time get a random person jumping in while your playing.

Regardless if you won the VS live match you get sent back to your arcade at whatever step you were on at the time, and people can still keep joining you as you play through. You can turn this feature off through the status screen whenever you want. Also when you start the vs match you get to pick a new character, when the match is over you go back to whatever character you were using before the jump in.

Hope that helps.

#7 Posted by Fracture (163 posts) -
ShiroMe said:
"I don't even understand how anybody plays with a stick. There is a reason we evolved beyond joysticks."
Some people like them because there's more to grab onto, makes some of the mostions easier for them. I've gotten past that but some people have problems pulling off precise commands with their thumb.
#8 Posted by Fracture (163 posts) -

It depends on who you are really. I suck with the arcade sticks. In the arcade I was good with a stick but the setup is different in terms that the stick is bolted to the system, your home controller sits in your lap and throws it all off for me. I ended up getting good with the joysticks starting with the Super Nintendo versions and later on the PS2 controller. HD Remix helped me get more accustomed with the 360 joypad, but I'd avise not using it's D-Pad, it's actually easier to throw thigns off with the analogue.

I'd be interested in seeing how the actual fight pad stacks up against how I've gotten with the 360 controller. The buttons arranged how they did on there might be better but I'm almost getting used to using the triggers for my attacks now that switching again might just be a new learning curve all over again.

#9 Posted by Fracture (163 posts) -

So, Picked this up yesterday and I have to say, other than a few annoyances with some character tweaks they did the games fan-freeking-tastic! The controls on the 360 aren't as bad as I was dreading, but then a few months with HD Remix helped that out. The matching service isn't terrible but it coudl use a bit of help from time to time. Having to pick quick match about 10 times before you get one is irritating but you can also just set hte game to allow players to join you while you play arcade mode. The game also let's you prioritise weither or not you want it to look for the most stable connection for those jump in matches, which helps.

Now the gripes, Blanka looks and sounds terrible. Youc an get over the sound by setting him to Lapanese, he sounds slightly better there. His look is like how he looked in SFEX, whihc is bad. His attacks aren't as fast as they used to be, but they did add a few tweaks to him that sort of make up for it. Still it's hard to look at him as it looks more like someone in a blanka costume you'd see at an anime con, blech.

In the end, great job Capcom, now get some more freeking sticks and pads out there for sale!

#10 Posted by Fracture (163 posts) -

Will have to see how this game controls when it comes out, right now that trailer just looked like a giant Japanese mess of FMV and battles that look like the new version of context sensitive battles.