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#1 Posted by Sackmanjones (4781 posts) -

I wouldn't be surprised if it made it in the top ten at least. It's still Call of Dury but it's a damn good one and makes great strides graphically and mechanically. I am normally one to magnetize towards The battlefield style kind of multiplayer but I had a blast with AW.

#2 Posted by Sackmanjones (4781 posts) -

@brad should really get back to this game... Not sure if the pm got to him sife this is on my phone but he REALLY should keep playing this game!

Glad to see people are still playig it and enjoying it

#3 Posted by Sackmanjones (4781 posts) -

@kishinfoulux: I really hope this isn't the case, the game deserves to do well

#4 Edited by Sackmanjones (4781 posts) -

Been playing this game and I totally agree, it's an absolute blast. I think there definitely is a learning curve on the ways of moving around. Once you start to know what bounces and what doesn't and how to transition from grinding to wall runs to bounces it is so fun to just move around. I kinda petered out of collecting everything and doing the challenges but the side quests and main missions are all pretty fun. The humor to me is pretty well executed and the diversity in the main story missions is actually quite awesome, you don't really do the same things in main missions more than twice which is unique to big open world games like this.

I would reccomend this game to pretty much anyone with an Xbox one.

#5 Edited by Sackmanjones (4781 posts) -

@extomar: the whole DLC thing with Mass Effect 3 is a whole different issue and I agree that was a real shitty move. I can't imagine playing without Javik in my game but that isn't a microtransaction issue, that is theoretically cutting content from the game and selling it the day the game releases. When I think of microtransactions I think of something that saves time or buys a small item, like in Ryse or Dead Space these would get you abilites or weapon parts earlier than normal but they can be earned by simply playing the game. These items are not locked behind a pay wall like that dlc was. Which I'll say again, was a super shitty move.

#6 Posted by Sackmanjones (4781 posts) -

@thatpinguino: it sounds like you had a bigger issue with the design of the game and it's mutiplayer and side content which is totally fine and your opinion. I sure hope Bioware had enough dignity to not purposefully make mediocore side content to make people wanna play multiplayer to get their readiness up and raise the chance of people buying packs. I know a lot of people (myself included) really enjoyed the Mass Effect multiplayer and never felt pushed to buy an in game pack ever, which is how it should be.

#7 Posted by Sackmanjones (4781 posts) -

@thatpinguino: The packs from that from what I remeber didn't give you boosts in your "galactic readiness" and therefore all you had to do was actually play it., it never relied on the unlocks That was a different failure by Bioware and they did fix that by allowing you to get the best ending by playing single player only. But it's not like you had to play 20 multiplay matches to unlock the top chest and that would give you a big chunk of readiness. I recall playing maybe 3 good games of multiplayer and almost having enough to get one of the fancier chests.

#8 Posted by Sackmanjones (4781 posts) -

Oops, it seems I have stepped on a hornets nest here,

@sackmanjones said:

You guys do realize you don't have to buy ANY of this shit right? I seriously don't get the big deal unless you're progess is truly hindered to sway you into buying it. Some people would rather put in some extra cash and get what they want.

Because you pay full price for a game you shouldn't have to pay microtransactions or use apps to open chests. Simple. And yes, the game is almost always altered in a way to push people into buying things.

You're right, you shouldn't have too. Mass Effect 3, Ryse: Son of Rome, Dead Space 3, Battlefield 3 & 4, Need for Speed Hot Pursuit, MLB: The Show. These are all examples of games that do not in any way skewer the experience for their micro transactions. Zero point in playing any of these games did I think for a second that I would have to play extra money just to get the optimal game experience. I can't speak for AC: Unity at the moment so I admit jumping the gun there (I've only played about 5 minutes myself) but from the sound of it it's not that intrusive. Most of these are in place for people who either don't want to or can't spend a whole lot of time playing the game, that is why a few of them are titled "Timesaver packs." Adding micro transactions into a full product is a very very fine line and the games I listed above do a great job of having it there but never pressuring you or forcing you to use that system. There are some very bad examples too (Forza 5, Crimson Dragon, I would say NBA 2k in a few instances) and I am totally with everyone on those. Forza was built in such a way that buying cars with real money seemed much more convenient than actually playing the game, that is WRONG and all the flak they received for it was completely necessary. Like I said, may AC Unity is as bad as Forza, but from what I've heard it seems to lean more towards something like Dead Space 3.

@onarum said:

@sackmanjones: I don't care if it's "optional" or not, it's an absolutely disgusting practice that should not be supported, unless you want all 60 bucks AAA titles in the future to have these fucking microtransactions and increasingly more mechanics tailored to "encourage" you to spend even more money in game, that of course not considering the season pass and the dozens of cosmetic DLC they put out.

Stop acting like this is ok.

If you have played through AC Unity and its mechanics are tailored to encourage purchasing in game currency then I totally agree with your point. But if this is in there for the simple idea that someone won't get to do a lot of the side content in the game due to time constraints and would like to purchase an item for a small fee then why hinder them? Sure, back in the day this would be a cheat code but those have been gone for a very long time so that argument is moot. As long as I can play through AC Unity and unlock everything I want without feeling like I am "grinding" to get these items there is no issue. I had this experience with all the games I listed above, if it is anything other than that then I am in full agreement with you.

@john1912 said:

@sackmanjones said:

You guys do realize you don't have to buy ANY of this shit right? I seriously don't get the big deal unless you're progess is truly hindered to sway you into buying it. Some people would rather put in some extra cash and get what they want.

Its just gross. It taints the game. Would you continue to shop at a store when some douche tries to upsell you every time you go there? Makes you feel kind of dirty, or that they are trying to take advantage of you? Chances are you will go somewhere else just to get away from them.

Like I said above, if this stuff is constantly pushed in your face (like Forza 5 and Crimson Dragon) they are doing it wrong. And they aren't upselling anything, these are the same items you would get just playing the game but if you want you can unlock them right away. If the difference is spend 5 dollars, save 15 hours then that's wrong, absolutely disgusting. But, if its play 5 dollars and you don't have to do this one side mission then I don't see the issue there. I would never do that, I squeeze every bit of content I can out of all my games but if someone comes just for the campaign or something and wants to have everything from the start, I don't see why you shouldn't let them.

@humanity said:

@sackmanjones said:

You guys do realize you don't have to buy ANY of this shit right? I seriously don't get the big deal unless you're progess is truly hindered to sway you into buying it. Some people would rather put in some extra cash and get what they want.

Just wait until the Ubisoft man shows up at your house and forces you to buy them at gunpoint, and he'll make you install Uplay on your PC too!

Say it isn't so! As long as he doesn't shoot me full of drugs too then we are cool!

#9 Posted by Sackmanjones (4781 posts) -

You guys do realize you don't have to buy ANY of this shit right? I seriously don't get the big deal unless you're progess is truly hindered to sway you into buying it. Some people would rather put in some extra cash and get what they want.

#10 Posted by Sackmanjones (4781 posts) -

@samfo: @frostyryan: full of snot indeed. I've gotten into one game so far and it wasn't even full. But when you get in the game it performs very well at least.... Silver lining boys and girls. Silver lining.