Zohar's forum posts

#1 Edited by Zohar (121 posts) -

The devs didn't lie. They admit they could have communicated better, and that's true, but this whole "SOE LIED" movement is not based on any level of rationality.

In regards to airdrops, the way the devs put it, you're not buying gear with the airdrops, you're buying an event. By that logic it makes sense. Don't go into it expecting to actually get gear.

They also drastically reduced the chances of getting guns from them to almost zero and the airdrop comes in currently in a random 700m radius around the player. The P2W cries are drastically overblown. Although personally I wouldn't bother buying an airdrop on a pvp server at the moment. Too crowded and the KOS mentality is too high.

All of the outcry is based on a streamer on day 1 getting lucky with an airdrop prior to any of the balancing being in place and thus started the Internet shit storm.

#2 Posted by Zohar (121 posts) -

From what I'm reading, SFV wouldn't exist if Sony didn't fund it. So owners of other platforms wouldn't have been able to play it either way, so... it shouldn't make much of a difference to them? In the case of Bayo 2, game also wouldn't exist if Nintendo didn't fund it. These might be special cases but there usually aren't too many reasons to be legitimately upset about this stuff. It's been happening for many, many years and will continue to happen.

#3 Edited by Zohar (121 posts) -

300Mb. Just enough time to crack open a mountain dew, grab a bag of doritos, and order a stuffed crust while it's downloading.

#4 Edited by Zohar (121 posts) -

I've played a bit of ZombieU and it seems pretty awesome. I definitely wanna get more time in on that. I've played the first few worlds of New Super Mario Bros. U. TOO MUCH FUCKING WAH WAH. Controls don't seem as tight as I thought they would/should be. Overall seems OK, but I'm not super hot on it. Just barely scratched the surface of Monster Hunter Ultimate but I like what I've played so far. I'm trying my best to ignore the poor Wii graphics. The artstyle and gameplay definitely makes up for it though.

#5 Posted by Zohar (121 posts) -

Thanks DeF I'll look those up. I haven't played Toki Tori, maybe it'll be fun! I'm thinking Mario Galaxy 2, never played it, but I loved the original, so I'll try to grab that. I'd play Xenoblade, but yeah like you said, so pricey. Maybe Monolith will put it out on the eShop to promote X...

#6 Edited by Zohar (121 posts) -

Ah yes, WW and Smash Bros. Definitely gonna get those. Pikman maybe if it's good. I'm watching some Youtube videos of Mario 3D World and it looks pretty cool. I liked 3D land, so I'll probably pick that up. I should get some Wii Games that I missed out on too, now that I think of it. Should be able to pick them up on the cheap.

#7 Posted by Zohar (121 posts) -

So... on an whim I decided it was time for the Wii U. Some of the Nintendo games on display at E3 looked interesting, especially X (I missed Xenoblade, but I'm a huge Xenogears fan so I'm definitely down with that team's games).

I picked up the Deluxe ZombieU pack on Newegg which comes with the regular Deluxe package, ZombieU, and a Pro controller. $399 seemed like a good price.

So, I'm down for Mario Kart 8, X, Zelda U, Mario 3D Land U, mmmaaaybe Monster Hunter. Any other games I should be on the look out for in the future?

#8 Posted by Zohar (121 posts) -

I have gone from "definitely not buying an Xbox One" to "Still very unlikely to buy an Xbox One"

The DRM stuff was not going to strongly effect me me personally, but on principle I mostly disagreed with what they were doing and totally understood why people were so up in arms about it. Xbox still doesn't have any exclusives I care about enough to spend $500 and deal with Xbox Live fees and have Kinect forced on me, so I'm still gonna pass.

PS4 is a definite, PS+ represents awesome value, I like Sony exclusives, Sony has had the right message all along about DRM and focusing on gamers first and their system level stuff is just way more interesting to me than anything non-gaming that MS is doing with the Xbox One.

#9 Edited by Zohar (121 posts) -

PS4. Sony came out swinging hard and sang my song. Their message was "We're bending over backwards to make developers happy, we're simplifying our hardware to make it easy to make games for, we're opening the tent up for indie games, and we're giving our customers the best game system we can make. Oh and here's like 20 games we're working on!" ( I know it wasn't 20, I'm being dramatic)

MS wants us to wait for E3 to get excited, but they showed nothing but TV TV TV TV TV, forza, SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS CoD. Who unveils a games console and doesn't spend more than 5 minutes of an hour long conference on games? Someone who isn't trying to sell you a gaming console, IMO. None of the XBO fluff features hold any interest for me, so I'll give it a big fat pass. Plus there's all the BS PR being shoveled by MS like "the infinite power of the cloud." "The Cloud" is a friggin buzzword. It's the new "HD." Anyone else remember when everything was being called "HD" even when it made no sense? Microsoft trying to sell me on cloud computing is the gaming equivalent of HD Sunglasses. My prediction is that cloud computing will not appreciably impact any game on the XBO. See: Onlive. The infrastructure isn't there. Also, will a game suddenly turn to shit if my internet is acting up? Please.

#10 Edited by Zohar (121 posts) -

*haven't read thread*

PS4 - $399 to $449

XB1 - $499 outright $299 subsidy 2 year Live contract agreement OR some kind of comcast/cox bundle. Heck, if XB1 just becomes the cable box in your house (as in, Comcast replaces their normal cable box with the XB1 as the de-facto cable box) Microsoft may actually have something big on their hands.