General Gaming Megathread: What are you playing?

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by The Commissar, Mar 30, 2007.

  1. Phil the Nuka-Cola Dude

    Phil the Nuka-Cola Dude Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jul 9, 2004
    You can go to ANY technical support forum for ANY game (I'll wait while you do so) and come away with the impression that the game is full of problems if you don't take into account the fact that the people there are most likely less than 5% (Probably closer to 1%) of the total players who own the game.

    No game is flawless, but the fact remains (And this goes for every game) that most problems users have are almost always related to either not having their drivers/os up to date and properly configured, or having some wonky software/service (especially firewalls/antivirus) running which doesn't agree with the game. Or hell, it could even be a hardware issue.


    When the problem is with the game itself, people flock to the forums and start up a whine storm instead of troubleshooting the problem, finding a fix (if applicable) and posting said fix. This leads to giant walls of whiny text which often push the fixes into oblivion. Take bioshock's forums for example, you'll see 20+ page threads where someone posted a fix halfway through; but it never gets read and the thread grows and grows with users having a problem that was solved 10 pages back.

    Anyway, back to fc2 (Bug free, whoo!)

    /endrant
     
  2. fedaykin

    fedaykin Vault Fossil

    Jul 15, 2007
    Are you retarded or something? It's a major problem with the game, not some other software or machine-specific hardware issue (as you would realize if you would read the posts of people who already have up-to-date drivers, clean pc yada yada yada). Also keep in mind that some people don't even post about their problems. You're behaving like an Oblivion fanboy who really really wants to believe that his favourite is bug free despite numerous complaints. Grow up.
     
  3. Leon

    Leon A Smooth-Skin

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    Oct 10, 2008
    A few more hours into FC2 and I've encountered two crashes, both BSODs straight into a reboot. I ran memtest86+ for eight hours with no errors, and I've run OCCT and RTHDRIBL concurrently for two hours with no issue. Must be the game. I hope those rumors about no patches are untrue. Besides the bugs, it's such great fun.
     
  4. Rev. Layle

    Rev. Layle A Smooth-Skin

    667
    Jul 26, 2005
    I wonder if the newer Nvidia drivers are part of the problem (can't speak for ATI). I have game glitches everywhere once I updated my drivers a month or two ago. I am thinking of rolling back to an earlier version to see if that is true. Now, I don't have FC2, but games like Mass Effect used to work pretty stable, now I can't get the to load after driver updates. People at the house play Sims 2, which usually runs flawlessly, now report an occasional glitch.
     
  5. Phil the Nuka-Cola Dude

    Phil the Nuka-Cola Dude Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jul 9, 2004
    *Yawn*

    Let's try to be adults here.

    One. You have no credibility. You're complaining about a game that you haven't even played (No, "my friend sais it suxorz lololol" doesn't count). As for behaving like an Oblivion fanboy, I'm not sure where you're getting that from (Although your choice to reference Oblivion is telling me that you're angry at beth, and this is an easy outlet for your e-rage).

    Two. Flaming me isn't going to get you anywhere. You're new here, so I'll forgive you; but one thing you'll learn about me is that I don't take ANYTHING anon says seriously.

    @ Leon; Of course it'll be patched. The "no patch" rumors are bullshit.

    If you'd like, pm me your dxdiag and I'll see what I can do to get you running smooth.

    @ Rev; They've got some brand new beta drivers out made exclusively for FC2. Could always give those a shot if you've got an 8800/9800/200 card.
     
  6. Rev. Layle

    Rev. Layle A Smooth-Skin

    667
    Jul 26, 2005
    i have a 9600GT, but I am sure trying the beta can't be any worse that what I am running now. If problems still occur, I can still rollback as I planned to.
     
  7. fedaykin

    fedaykin Vault Fossil

    Jul 15, 2007
    Uh-uh, coming from this guy:
    I interpreted the last part as childish insistence that there are no problems with the game despite evidence to the contrary. You've obviously not even looked at the FC2 technical forum. I, on the other hand, spent hours helping my friend to get the game up and running, which involved reading the forum,so I'm not just relaying what my friend told me. You seem to have assumed that I was talking out of my ass even though I mentioned specific problems and referred to the forum. I'm not going to post links to threads, you can google if you're interested (which you obviously are not).
    Whoa, internet hero, no need to be so condescending. Your mother won't approve.
    :)
     
  8. Dove

    Dove Half-way Through My Half-life
    Orderite

    Dec 2, 2003
    How come nobody said anything about Call of Juarez being such a great game? I'm pissed! I love that shit!

    Might give Far Cry 2 a shot until Fallout comes out next week.
     
  9. Serge 13

    Serge 13 Testament to the ghoul lifespan
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    Jul 20, 2006
    Okay....i must say that i am really enjoying mass effect (Pc) !
    The story is good and that's the most important thing for me when it comes to RPG's !
     
  10. horse

    horse Vault Fossil
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    May 31, 2003
    dont try to steer tthis thread away from the little catfight!

    i replay deus ex for the umpteenth time now, and im running out of alternate ways to solve it :crazy:

    and: phil the nuka cola dude has a point.
     
  11. I_eat_supermutants

    I_eat_supermutants Vault Senior Citizen

    Feb 5, 2007
    I shatter the catfight!



    I've been playing Fable 2 for the last few days.
    Seriously Peter really shoulda kept his mouth shut once again but I was ready for this one. I came into it not expecting much more than what was given.

    Well it's your standard fair. I won't spoil anything for anyone but that is hard to do considering it's cliched to high hell.

    The whole "emotion will play a big role in how you play" idea is kinda broken at times. Well an example of that. I had gotten married, I had a child with my wife. I went around, questing, making money, whatever, been away from home for a while. I decided to give my wife a visit to see how my wife and child were doing. (a long stint of heroism makes coming home an emotional moment ya know). Well I come home, there is a big fat black guy named Pete, my wife nowhere to be seen. Go to find my son, also a rather chubby black fellow himself... grown to a child. Wife MIA. Emotion broken. I left home with a big fat WTF on my mind.

    The combat of the game itself tho' is fun. I was actually playing and finding myself laughing at the fact that it's very Fallout 3esque. We know what Fallout 3 is going to bare as far as combat and VATS and such. Well in Fable 2 as you progress with your skills Strength, Skill, and Will, you can unlock new abilities. The florish attacks this time around no longer require one or two of your attacks to be blocked, rather you hold the button down, let go, and florish. Sometimes and it seems random your florish will cause a slow motion death camera (much like Fallout 3's VATS). But the similarities don't stop there. Targeted aiming also comes into play. As you progress through the Skill skills... you can start to take aimed shots. Head, chest, and groin. Looks like Fable one upped Fallout 3 on the groin shot. The slow motion deaths themselves never really seem to get old considering they only last a second or two.

    On to the will. As far as this goes, as with the first Fable this is one of the moments you wish you had a keyboard instead of a controller. The major problem being that there are 8 or 9 spells but only one button for magic. How they did this is a charge up like tree. Map lighting to first tier, fire to second, time to third, and so on. The major problem being the fact that later on they charge so fast, I will want to cast lighting but cast fire instead. It really shoulda had a button map system if they were even gonna have magic at all. In the end you just have to configure it right to your own way I suppose. Didn't fiddle with it much because it gave me a headache.

    I do find tho' the most in depth (term used lightly) is the good and evil, purity and corruption type system, can be alot of fun to mess around with. This can go into story elements tho' and coulda been more in depth (sometimes corruption/evil points are awarded for blatantly retarded reasons, eating meat and having a beer and things of that nature, tho could go back to the "everything in moderation is fine" aspect) but is used in a unique manner. I buy I shop, I own it, set the prices to my hearts desire, the higher I set it, more corruption, the lower, the more purity (which also seems to be bugged at times, locking it at 0 but still corrupting me somehow) but a nice idea. In total how I run my businesses will effect the local economy making it better or worse. Can be exploited.....

    When it comes to the story itself and how emotion plays into it, it kinda can affect how you feel at times but it's just a big fat MEH. I don't know if I feel any emotion at times and the ending itself made me feel nothing at all. This is the biggest problem I had. There was no reason to feel emotion though Peter (and his big mouth) was making it out to be epic but can't be taken seriously from the source. The main story itself is rather short and the game does not have any real consequence for the choices you make. If the people love you, you get a discount, if they fear you, you get a discount. The main story quests generally do the same thing. You can do something nasty but later down the line it really doesn't matter. You are not really punished for evil nor rewarded for good, kinda the opposite.

    Over all though, this is a fun game that can keep you on the couch for a while if you enjoy action RPGs. If you can really call it that. In the end, I found myself enjoying the combat and honestly acting like an asshole in a world filled with uptight snobbery.

    If I were to score it it'd be a 7.0 out of a possible 10. Flawed, over hyped but still a helluva lot of fun at times.
     
  12. Leon

    Leon A Smooth-Skin

    681
    Oct 10, 2008
    I can't shoot corpses. I don't like a game that tells me that I can't maim dead bodies. Uh, not that I'm into that kind of thing, you understand.

    Anyways, since I love spooky shit and anything that even vaguely looks scary, I picked up Dead Space. I'm not far into it, but it feels like Resident Evil 4 meets Doom 3 meets Event Horizon. Pretty decent stuff.
     
  13. Von Drunky

    Von Drunky Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Mar 10, 2007
    I was fucked up last night and borrowed Spore from a friend. That game is not that fun sober. The Gameplay reminds me of a Warcraft III mod i really enjoyed a while ago. I hate myself for giving away my Warcraft Cds.
     
  14. Phil the Nuka-Cola Dude

    Phil the Nuka-Cola Dude Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jul 9, 2004
    Beat FC2, playing Dead Space now.

    Retraining myself to not go for headshots is brutal.
     
  15. Leon

    Leon A Smooth-Skin

    681
    Oct 10, 2008
    I'm not sure the game is fun at all. Personally, anyways. The concept is/was great, but even excluding the tremendous hype that surrounded the game, the execution fell flat.

    The design of your creature has little effect on what it can do beyond adding to abilities. I know that may seem like a "HURR" statement, but what I mean is that there's no difference between, say, a four-legged creature and a six-legged creature, save for the walking animation. No other benefit or disadvantage. Color has nothing to do with the ability to sneak, and basically there's no incentive to make a unique creature without plastering the best parts all over it... Well, everything up to the space age is just lint in the pocket of Spore's pants, so let's let me bitch about the space age!

    Me: "Awesome, I can explore the galaxy and meet new species! Oh holy bazookas, there's one now!"
    Aliens: "Hey, do these bullshit errands for us and we'll trade with you."
    Me: "'kay, done. I'm gonna go exploring no--"
    Aliens: "HELP! ECO DISASTER! DROP WHAT YOU'RE DOING AND RUN ALL ACROSS THE GALAXY TO HELP US IN YOUR ONE SHIP OR WE'LL HATE YOU!"
    Me: "Fuck, okay! Stop yelling!"
    Aliens: "HELP! PIRATES! HOW DO WE SHOT TURRETS?"
    Me: "FINE! Christ!"
    Aliens: "HALP! PIRATES! ECO DISASTER! GROX!"

    Fuck that.

    EDIT: Actually, the creature creator is fun. Good thing it's sold separately.
     
  16. maximaz

    maximaz Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Apr 2, 2006
    Finished Stalker and then played most of it again with Oblivion Lost. I wish I never played it without the mod. Still, got bored toward the end and uninstalled.

    Now, I finally unwrapped Devil May Cry 4 that I've had for like 3 or 4 months. I'm not that far into it but it's alot of fun and seems to be very similar to other DMC's. So far, it's exactly what I expected, only better.
     
  17. Tagaziel

    Tagaziel Panzerkatze Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Dec 10, 2003
    Vivisector: Beast Within

    Second time, writing a walkthrough.
     
  18. FrattBorrigan

    FrattBorrigan It Wandered In From the Wastes

    176
    Jul 5, 2008
    Battlegrounds 2 and Dystopia (Hl2 mods.)
     
  19. Buxbaum666

    Buxbaum666 Heterostructured Nanorod oTO Orderite

    Dec 5, 2003
    I started playing kotor 2 yesterday.
     
  20. Wooz

    Wooz Vault Sweeper Admin Orderite

    May 18, 2003
    I got my dirty paws on an absolutely sweet, original copy of Lucasarts' The Dig. Love it.