Even the multiplayer in those games was better than this and that was mostly made with the limitation of consoles in mind. Forget 64 players. 24 worked just fine. And I don't know if it's just me, but the environmental destruction was better than 4... maybe? I also really liked Rush in Bad Company 2. I just can't get into it this time around.
And to repeat what others have said, more players is not always better (thank you Titanfall) and I agree!
I haven't played 4 in a little bit. Actually about to hop online now (Xbox One) and I think it's definitely better than launch. It's more stable, things are working out a bit more but man, what a shit show.
Like you couldn't believe! I've been trying to play the demo for Lightning Returns Since it came out and I just keep coming back to all the videos I've downloaded from GB. I swear, it's a good thing I have unlimited internet.
On the flip side, I sometimes combine the two.
I stream the videos from my Surface to my Xbox One, snap that and Battlefield and watch while I play. It's great when I die... expect for my teammates of course... hmmm. Damn you GB!
Looks very similar to games like Assassins Creed. But damn, this thing sure sounds ambitious. Hell, I'm just excited about the prospect of LOTR game that might be good. I was left letdown by War in the North. This could be awesome. I'll echo the comments about getting on board the hype train. Colour me cautiously optimistic.
Also like how it's called Middle Earth and not Lord of the Rings. Cause it's not based on the actual Lord of the Rings. That was a different story arc. This should be named something else. Similar to The Hobbit. I like it!!
Hmmm. I've been thinking about this for a few weeks now. I'm impressed. Good reporting, Patrick. Lots to think about.
I like sales, they can do a lot for a game. Problem is, there are countless times when someone on a review or article comments, there's a good chance there will be at least one person who says: I'll wait for it to go on sale.
which is fine if it weren't so common. Because of the nature of sales, it's like coke or something at a supermarket. People rarely will pay full price. They know it'll go on sale. Whether it's next week or the week after. Those are constants. Just like games have become. It's sad that it affects games like this and it seems it's not just a thing of money.
Difference between say coke sales and game sales is this: with coke, it doesn't matter which week they sell it. It doesn't have a community that changes when people enjoy it.
with games, it does. Especially with online games.
I'm a big supporter of buying games new and paying full price. If the game is good and warrants it, I want to make sure I support it. Not just write off a game and say, meh. Maybe when it's on sale. That's what's become of things like Steam Sales. They're good but they've created a dark side. But then you look at it from the consumers side. They have every right to wait for a cheaper price. Not everyone can afford a full price game. And they're a lot of pros to sales.
I really like the idea of rewarding early adopters by selling it cheaper early on. It's a good move. I'd probably buy a lot more games if that were the case. It's smart. I like it.
Like I said, lot to think about. As I see right now, there are already 3 pages to this article. I'm sure they're are also a lot of "it's the consumers right"
it's a interesting topic. I'm curious to see what happens with game prices as digital becomes bigger on consoles. I think the basic business philosophy is: sell it to as many people at full price, then we'll get the rest on sale. I'm still happy to pay full price, whether that's 10, 20, or 60 bucks for a game. As long as it's worth it. I want to support developers. But I also like the idea of lower prices. Can't argue with paying less money.
Great article Patrick. Thumbs way up. Very thought provoking.
Came to this site a few years back. I watched a quick look and as soon as I realised quick looks weren't so quick, especially compared to videos of games back then, and still some today, I knew I was in the right place. Then I got premium. And hundreds of hours of Endurance Runs later, I just can't stop Giant Bomb. It's changed video games for me. I'm more laid back and enjoy I wider variety then ever before.