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Just now, JJ48 said:

That's a little disappointing, but I suppose it's not bad when it's on sale.

I think it’s worth the $5 you found it on. The story isn’t what I hoped it would be, but it has its moments. 

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1 minute ago, SabineKey said:

I think it’s worth the $5 you found it on. The story isn’t what I hoped it would be, but it has its moments. 

Yeah, I think I paid more than that for the first Portal, and that was pretty short, too (though completely worth it).

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The campaign is a typical shooter style exercise that I enjoyed. If you like such things five dollars is certainly worth what you get. There is an add-on to it as well that was "free" initially. There hasn't been much DLC but you don't have to pay for any of it. 

The map rotation they've had for multiplayer lately has been fun as they grouped all the era maps together instead of prequel-OT-sequel. 

As noted before the game is gorgeous. Top flight on the visuals. You're going to be behind the curve in multi-player but once you've ground out enough kills for the better guns and learnt the maps you'll be fine. I don't play much Heroes and Villains though so that might be a bit different regarding the star cards and upgrades. I've also had the game since launch so I can't speak very much to the more traditional progression they added. 

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3 hours ago, JJ48 said:

That's a little disappointing, but I suppose it's not bad when it's on sale.

About 6 hours is about right.  It is, however, very good and definitely worth playing.

Also the story DLC is free, which adds another 2-3 hours or so.

You can also do single player missions and challenges, which helps pad it out a bit

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11 hours ago, Sithborg said:

That seems like... well not "fake news" so much as "non-news." We already "knew" that and it doesn't really give us any information on the "smaller scale" game. I can't tell if it is just a recycled story meant as click-bait or if it is really something the author and editor thought was "new" news. It just leaves a bunch of questions hanging that were already hanging. 

I would totally play some sort of open world game where I'm a bounty hunter or smuggler tracking bounties down across the Star Wars verse. Make me Malcolm Reynolds set loose in the Star Wars verse. Bring back Dash Rendar and The Outrider. 

Or maybe some sort of Dr. Aphra game with an "inFamous" sort of twist with battling between being a total scumbag and in her case just a scumbag. 

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3 hours ago, Captain Lackwit said:

This thread's title aged poorly with Dooku about a week away, lol.

 

More like players have abandoned Battlefront 2, especially on PC.

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LFL/Disney really needs to give EA the boot. There have been two proper Star Wars games since they have the license, both of which created controversy more than sales. Two more years of this will kill the brand. There needs to be a quality game out there before the ST ends, and EA has demonstrated they can't deliver it! They seem more interested in settlement money when LFL/Disney are finally fed up.

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On 1/17/2019 at 11:07 AM, Imperial Advisor Arem Heshvaun said:

 

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Something to think about.

Mobile games aren't being counted, which is unfair. They also drag in a lot of cash. Also, allow me to go ahead and...

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A few of these are genuinely awful games. Most are good. But let's not forget the more exhaustive lists of absolute gobshite games.

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Mobile games should not be counted. Mobile games are nothing more than time wasters while you sit at a bus stop. Nobody goes out of there way to sit down and play mobile games. Yeah there have been a lot of **** star wars games, but I rather have a bunch of Star Wars games with some crappy ones thrown in, then 2 mediocre at best attempts that do not feel like a finished product at release. Are you actually defending EA? They have managed to bumble the Star Wars IP more than Disney has. Which is kind of mind blowing.

https://www.dualshockers.com/star-wars-rogue-one-ea-cancelled/

 

In my opinion the late 90s early 2000s were the hey-day of gaming, especially on PC. Its been downhill since then.

 

 

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40 minutes ago, Jo Jo said:

In my opinion the late 90s early 2000s were the hey-day of gaming, especially on PC. Its been downhill since then.

Arguably true. There are some real gems in modern gaming, but for me they don't justify the cost of the systems required. My PC is now 4 years old and can handle most things I care about well enough (or rather will when I get a graphics card with proper Linux drivers that supports DXVK in June-ish, unlike the stupid R9 280 I have that is actually an HD8950 that doesn't get AMDGPU and has to live with the ancient radeon driver), but getting a completely new system or even a current gen console seems like a waste when there is still a ton of games I missed back in the day I could play through and have a better experience with. I still haven't played the proper fallout games for example! At this point if someone hypothetically asked me how to get into gaming, I'd direct them towards a sub 50€ mini-ATX prebuild or even laptop running XP and then some abandonware sites and GoG (also thrift shops). Much better experiences than any form of current gen gaming for a fraction of the price.

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On 1/21/2019 at 11:22 AM, Jo Jo said:

In my opinion the late 90s early 2000s were the hey-day of gaming, especially on PC.

God I miss the days of walking into CompUSA or Best Buy, and browsing aisles upon aisles of games (my CompUSA had four FULL aisles for PC games). Now you're lucky to see PART of an end cap.

Although for Consoles you have to go back to the early 90s. The SNES STILL has the best library of any console ever made.

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A couple of weeks in now, and yeah, Starfighter Assault is probably the best Star Wars experience I've had since (the original) Knights of the Old Republic LIC, and the best genuine Stat Wars experience since X-Wing.

I'd like to see a few more maps, but the ones we've got are mostly good and I'm having a lot of fun with it.

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15 hours ago, FTS Gecko said:

A couple of weeks in now, and yeah, Starfighter Assault is probably the best Star Wars experience I've had since (the original) Knights of the Old Republic LIC, and the best genuine Stat Wars experience since X-Wing.

I'd like to see a few more maps, but the ones we've got are mostly good and I'm having a lot of fun with it.

The Fondor SA map is fairly spectacular. Fondor, the two Clone/Droids maps, and Endor. Not a fan of the sequel maps. I actually hate that D'Qar map. The unknown regions one is okay but kind of "meh" in comparison to Fondor, Kamino, and Ryloth. 

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5 hours ago, Frimmel said:

The Fondor SA map is fairly spectacular. Fondor, the two Clone/Droids maps, and Endor. Not a fan of the sequel maps. I actually hate that D'Qar map. The unknown regions one is okay but kind of "meh" in comparison to Fondor, Kamino, and Ryloth. 

I'm guessing Scarif, DS1 and Bespin were in the first Battlefield game.  Also, B-Wings conspicuous by their absence.

There's no place for the Resistance Bombers either - I'm guessing the devs looked at them and thought "There's simply no way we can make them work!"

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47 minutes ago, FTS Gecko said:

I'm guessing Scarif, DS1 and Bespin were in the first Battlefield game.  Also, B-Wings conspicuous by their absence.

There's no place for the Resistance Bombers either - I'm guessing the devs looked at them and thought "There's simply no way we can make them work!"

No bombers of any sort in the sequel era maps. Scarif, DS1, and Bespin were Battlefront (2015). I liked the Infiltration mode in that game. You fought a space battle around the Scarif shield gate and then had to fight a land battle and extract the data. There was a similar one for the Death Star. You had to take out a Star Destroyer, retrieve R2D2 from in the Death Star and then fight the space battle on the Death Star and do a trench run to blow it up. 

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On 1/22/2019 at 5:27 PM, Ambaryerno said:

God I miss the days of walking into CompUSA or Best Buy, and browsing aisles upon aisles of games (my CompUSA had four FULL aisles for PC games). Now you're lucky to see PART of an end cap.

Well, that's partially because that's simply not how games are sold anymore.  Steam still has plenty of games to choose from, and because there's no need for packaging and shelf-space and whatnot, there's even more chance for smaller developers to be able to put something out there.  Sure, a lot of those options aren't great, but you do find some real gems from time to time.

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12 hours ago, JJ48 said:

Well, that's partially because that's simply not how games are sold anymore.  Steam still has plenty of games to choose from, and because there's no need for packaging and shelf-space and whatnot, there's even more chance for smaller developers to be able to put something out there.  Sure, a lot of those options aren't great, but you do find some real gems from time to time.

Digital content, ugh.

We're fast moving into the realm of purchasing nothing but ones and zeros.  You can't lend a friend a digital download. (...which I guess is the point...)

In unrelated news, I found a copy of WipeOut 2097 and a PS1 I forgot I had tucked away at the back of a cupboard over Christmas.  Still works perfectly.  Good times.

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