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#1 Posted by themangalist (1847 posts) -

@einhert said:

Umm I can log on right now mate and see AI running around in circles not knowing where to go when they are being assaulted from multiple angles, and the pathfinding in sieges is still broken so they are really frustrating, the unit balance is all over the place with spear infantry charging down and killing sword infantry and there are many more I cannot think of off the top of my head.

And that turned you off from the Total War franchise? Rome 1 had buggy sieges, urban cohorts absolutely dominates multiplayer... definitely not to the extent of Rome II at launch, but those were things that were never fixed. Medieval II's cavalry is unresponsive and was never fixed. Game replays since Medieval II never represented the battles that you played correctly either. I would say Creative Assembly fall from grace started long before Rome II, more like after Medieval II, when they started introducing unit packs and piecemeal dlcs.

The whole point of the rant was they released the game in such a broken state that this is to little and far to late for most people.

This argument I could get behind. It was broken and the gameplay is bad at launch, and long enough to turn away most fans of the franchise.

If you paid for the Collectors Edition on Launch you would feel very differently but evidently you scooped it up on a steam sale so you have little attachment to what you spent your money on.

... but this is enough for me to want to disengage from the conversation you started. I'm not here to argue and make assumptions. I'm not even sure you read the two replies I wrote.

#2 Edited by themangalist (1847 posts) -

@funkydupe said:

@themangalist: "a lot of people here just seemed misinformed about the whole thing." What exactly is there to be misinformed about?

The contents of this patch. OP made it sound like it's a bug fix when it's more than that. Fact is the bugs were mostly fixed long time ago. This is a huge content patch meant to "fix" the gameplay of Rome 2. Many people here sound like "oh I heard from a friend it sucks" and "I've never played this new one, but I heard from the internet it sucks", the launch did suck, which is true, and so does the game; but to say it's still as buggy and the fuck "offering to fix the bugs for free!" angle OP is holding is misinformed. The game is much more stable now, and what is left is that the gameplay is oversimplified and boring. That's why CA cooked this up to balance all units, prolong battles, and overhaul the civil war event in the campaign, in attempt to fix the gameplay side of things.

Look, when the game was released it took MINUTES to end a turn. That was fixed in the first two patches I believe. This is the type of thing that if CA used the term free-lc to refer to the patches to fix their broken ass game, I would rant about. But this isn't it.

#3 Posted by themangalist (1847 posts) -

YISSS This is too cool.

Good luck in the comic industry. It's something I wanted to go for for many years but I have no idea how to begin, so good on you making a leap!

#4 Edited by themangalist (1847 posts) -

@einhert: Free-lc is a name, same with how game demos are somehow called alphas. It's marketing for good publicity, especially needed after the disastrous launch of Rome 2.

It's not simply a patch.They fixed the game's stability months after launch already. Have you read the patch notes? Even after the bug fixing patches the base game was still over simplified, but this big patch is balancing almost all units, and revamping how the campaign civil war works entirely, so no more cheesing your way through. These are big game changers for the players if you ask me.

Plus, they should give you all the dlc for free to apologize? What kind of argument is that? They've been doing piecemeal dlc since shogun 2 (or is it empire?), heck a lot of games do that nowadays, only thing I can say is that I too miss the times when expansions were a thing.

I don't speak for CA, and Rome 2 is certainty the most disappointing game for me in a while, but a lot of people here just seemed misinformed about the whole thing.

#5 Posted by themangalist (1847 posts) -
@themangalist said:

I regret being so "addicted" to video games. People aren't exaggerating when they say it's like a drug.

I remember reading about the negatives of marijuana legalization and one of the most important points is how people could use weed to pass the time, filling that void when that time could be used to do something productive. Video games.

I always wanted to be an artist. I could have been so much more of one if I played way less video games and didn't have to immediately look for the next thing to play.

My passion for Video Games have been fading away. I still do play Warframe, but most of the time that's it. After dealing with abunch of bullshit at my job. I'll end up drinking afew beers on my days off from work. I'll walk outside and just sit by the creek for afew hours listening to music. Newest song I've been hearing is this.

I heard it during a porno once, it got stuck in my head.

lol that song almost seems perfect for porn!

I just started working a dead end job but after a long day of work you just want to go home and do nothing.... or video games. But I kind of refrained from that. Trying to find a better job, and working on my art. Time is limited, never too late I guess.

Also I miss drinking.

#6 Posted by themangalist (1847 posts) -

I regret being so "addicted" to video games. People aren't exaggerating when they say it's like a drug.

I remember reading about the negatives of marijuana legalization and one of the most important points is how people could use weed to pass the time, filling that void when that time could be used to do something productive. Video games.

I always wanted to be an artist. I could have been so much more of one if I played way less video games and didn't have to immediately look for the next thing to play.

#7 Posted by themangalist (1847 posts) -

Oddball answer to many: Viking: Battle for Asgard. I am a huge fan of Spartan: Total Warrior for the PS2, one of my top 3 favourite games of all time. With better graphics and MORE SOLDIERS ON SCREEN would been amazing. But I didn't own a PS3/360. So you can imagine the excitement when Sega stealthily announced porting the game to PC.

... Aaaaaand the critics were right. They couldn't be more wrong when they slammed Spartan: Total Warrior but Viking is absolute shit. Looks good, but no idea why the folks at Creative Assembly would change the combat so drastically that it's no longer fun. Probably the biggest disappointment/realization in my gaming history.

#8 Edited by themangalist (1847 posts) -

Remember when tea-bagging was thing? Now online gamers are taking it to the next step! Players in GTA Online are usually pretty horrible, and if you don't think it could get any worse, here you go. Yo, Fox News come report on this!

HERE

So modders hacked the game in a way that could "force" other online players to play certain animations from the game. You know which animation would be the first to be pulled off? Doggy style. Read the link to see the reactions of a player being "raped".

This is messed up no doubt, but part of me is kind of glad this hack exists. It's like a weird social commentary. Many people do not care to understand what rape victims feel, and it is hard too. The helplessness of the whole thing. Weirdly enough, I think this might teach empathy. Maybe too literal. Still, shit should be banned, I'm not trying to defend this horrid action.

#9 Posted by themangalist (1847 posts) -

@amyggen said:

@iceman228433 said:

lol you guys were not kidding I went to the gamespot forums and those dudes are heartless they are more or less happy about this.

The remaining parts of the GS community seems to be quite bitter about the direction of the site. The consensus seems to be that the redesign about a year ago (after GB's redesign) seriously fucked the community because it made the forum a mess. And because GS has never really been about personalities, the people who still follow the site by and large don't give a shit about the people working there. For them, it's just a faceless site.

As it should be. A faceless site. Stop trying to make it personality based. CBSi already owns GiantBomb. I don't think Gamespot is failing because big game journalism is failing.

#10 Posted by themangalist (1847 posts) -

@hailinel: Didn't GB use to have a "preferred system" coloured name tag system? GB wasn't going all up and arms amongst ourselves back then. It really is Gamespot's crowd. Always had been atrocious. Or maybe because the site was so big that all sorts of childish/youtube-comment level of users were around, but everyone's saying Gamespot's actually smaller than GB in terms of users by now, I can't imagine that only the worst/loudest/foulest users stuck around.