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#1 Posted by mikey87144 (1728 posts) -

@thekreep said:

@mikey87144 said:

What a coincidence. I just started playing Saints Row 4 a week ago and I'm almost done with it.

To answer your question, no. I love how crazy things things got and I love how the characters reminisce about the things they did prior to Saints Row 3. Being more serious would be a detriment to the franchise. I don't think it really needs to get more insane than it already is but keeping it at that level is great. This is a game, since Saints Row 3, were you do end game level stuff in the first mission. I also love how the characters question the logic of everything going on and the answer just being "You're questioning this but not everything else?"

I agree that the wacky-crazy factor is a good thing, but I think the problem a lot of people have with SR4 is more the scope of the craziness.

As much as I loved SR4, I did feel a lot less connected to the Saints as a group in it, compared to the previous games. It's hard to feel invested in this small group of characters when their whole world is at stake.

I say keep the craziness, but I would also like to see them pull the story back to somewhere more personal to the Saints.

I think this game was a little rushed. It was obviously meant to help prop up the now dead THQ but when they were bought by Deep Silver why not finish it? I agree it could be pulled back a bit. The best parts of the game isn't really the gameplay, as good as it is, it's the interaction between the characters. Hopefully Kinzie remains part of the main stories. She has come to be my favorite character.

#2 Posted by mikey87144 (1728 posts) -

I built a PC back in September and am loving the whole experience. I love the control I get with games. The debate on whether a game is better at 60fps or with bleeding edge graphics is just a choice for me to make on my own. (I always choose 60fps). I love the fact I can use whatever controller I want. (My DS4 has been used waaaay more on my PC than on the PS4 it came with). I love how cheap games are and how quickly they fall in price. I also love how quickly my games now load off of my SSD. I wish I did it sooner.

As for console gaming it is strictly for console exclusives now. I do have a PS4 and I don't really regret buying it. I got to play Infamous and in two weeks I'll probably be playing a lot of Destiny. I'm not going to leave console gaming it's more so I'm just going to play games on the platform best suited for it and 9/10 times that's the PC.

Oh and no horror stories for me to report. I built my PC and it has given me zero problems.

#3 Posted by mikey87144 (1728 posts) -

What a coincidence. I just started playing Saints Row 4 a week ago and I'm almost done with it.

To answer your question, no. I love how crazy things things got and I love how the characters reminisce about the things they did prior to Saints Row 3. Being more serious would be a detriment to the franchise. I don't think it really needs to get more insane than it already is but keeping it at that level is great. This is a game, since Saints Row 3, were you do end game level stuff in the first mission. I also love how the characters question the logic of everything going on and the answer just being "You're questioning this but not everything else?"

#4 Posted by mikey87144 (1728 posts) -

Nope. Patrick and Alex are the only NFL fans and Patrick is more of a fan of his team than the league itself. Also the NFL has reached a breaking point with the pass interference rules and it become damn near un watchable.

#5 Posted by mikey87144 (1728 posts) -

No idea that was an offensive term. In anime the description trap is usually used to describe overly effeminate looking and acting men/boys. It's not usually used for transgender characters but then again I had no idea the word was considered offensive. There is a good chance that neither did the people who were translating it.

#6 Posted by mikey87144 (1728 posts) -

So first things first, if you're going to get something to play games on go with a PC.

As for your question about which system to buy it's kind of silly to judge a systems software offerings based solely on the launch year. We knew the games would not be that compelling when the systems launched for a while and it's lived up to those low expectations. The games for either system have been OK. So the question is which system should you buy based on the games to come.

That all depends on how you feel about the established franchises for each system and the coming exclusives. Since you had a PS3 and a PS4 before circumstances caused you to sell it why not just go with it again. It's the more powerful system and will probably be the primary system for devs. (We know how important that was based on the last generation).

#7 Posted by mikey87144 (1728 posts) -

@jarmahead said:

I might hold off on that upgrade. We still aren't super sure on when the 800 series is coming and it's going to be a doozy from all appearances. But they may only be a month or two away based on recent (quite recent I think actually) rumors. Hold off for a bit before making your decision! the 800 series is likely to be way more future proof with more VRAM (very important going forward) and general performance.

If you really can't wait the Windforce cards are great. Noise levels and cooling are usually stellar on them.

Ultimately as long as you go with something from a major brand with good RMA policies you'll be good on both the performance and quality and service quality.

I would +1 what Jarmahead is putting down, too.

Leaked 870 benchmarks put it in line with the 780 and it'll likely be cheaper if the ~70 moniker continues to mean what it does today. Additionally, it's rumoured to have 4gigs of RAM base, which should be more future proof as next gen console games should start actually using some of that vram.

I'd say in short;

Today:

  • If you're sticking with nvidia, wait for the 880 or 870
  • If you want an nvidia card today, I'd go with either the Gigabyte (Windforce - as mentioned by Jarmahead) or the Asus.
  • If you want another - perhaps better - option check out the R9 290 (Sapphire make the best coolers for those, so the vapor X r9 290 may be the one to get)

I'll jump on this bandwagon and say wait. At most you'll have to wait a month and it's not like there is anything coming out in the near future that will push your current card.

#8 Posted by mikey87144 (1728 posts) -

@hallur said:

Awesome guys... gonna replay Super Meat Boy and Hotline Miami after I pick one up :)

Is it weird to have a DS4 but no PS4 xD

No. I have a 360 controller but no 360. I'm sure a lot of PC gamers are in that camp.

#9 Edited by mikey87144 (1728 posts) -

I like it a lot. Search for DS4 fix and it will work perfectly.

#10 Edited by mikey87144 (1728 posts) -

Anime covers too much for someone to dismiss it as upskirt shots gross sexuality. So much so that I don't even bother defending it. It would be the equivalent of someone saying that video games are just about dudes shooting each other. There are waaaay to many games to even validate that criticism with an argument. If you want to remain ignorant then stay ignorant. I'm not going to be the one to try and prove otherwise.

Also I think Dan's statement was in jest. Saying wrestling is for cool people should have been the first sign.