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Old 9th February 2012, 07:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys. I've been playing this game for a few hours now and it certainly puts my thirst for a good rpg at rest. Was wondering if any of you tried it ? Thoughts ? etc
In my opinion it is a really good game, of course it has a few problems but I would like to recommend it as a nice rpg to play!

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Old 9th February 2012, 07:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It's a console port and it shows - badly. This is the worst buy for the last year for me and I bought Sword of the Stars 2!

Glorified fighting game with RPG elements that are just lifted straight out of MMOs. Poor graphics not even up to SWOTRs standard possibly a little better then WOW. Limited POV so at times you end up looking at your back rather then what is in front of you. Not open world by any means. The map is divided up in to very limited corridors. No jumping unless you get a prompt to do so. Stealth is a simple crouch mechanic during which you might not get detected so no stealthy use of terrain. Interaction is by pressing F - so press F to pick up, open door etc. This leads to situations where you go to loot and end up in another room and unable to go back for the loot all because the loot was too close to the door. Awkward inventory - possibly the worst I've used in many years. The issues just go on and on.

Honestly - wait for it to be on sale. The "reviewers" on IGN etc that are giving 8-10 are either 38/EA employees or console players who are used to this sort of poor product.

Unfortunately yet another example of how PC games are being hamstrung by the limitations of consoles.

Save your money for something - anything - else.

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Old 9th February 2012, 08:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I was a little concerned that may have been the case Recon after seeing some gameplay footage (all be it pre-release version) yesterday.

Thanks for the heads up.
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Old 10th February 2012, 04:10 AM   #4 (permalink)
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. Awkward inventory - possibly the worst I've used in many years. The issues just go on and on.
Jeez and i know for a fact you played Skyrim.
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Old 10th February 2012, 09:10 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Jeez and i know for a fact you played Skyrim.
Yep and Skyrim was an absolute joy to use comparatively.

I really wanted to like this game but honestly I'd prefer to be playing SWOTR. The NPC interaction and voice acting in that are far superior. The story lines are much better and more engaging in SWTOR as well. True, I didn't play the whole thing and perhaps it gets better but then to do that you'd have to pay me.

The cutscenes are absolutely terrible as well.

Really disappointed. Just hope ME3 isn't a let down because I'm honestly very concerned about the state of PC gaming more so then at any other time in the last few years.
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Old 10th February 2012, 09:19 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Oh here's one I just remembered that really annoyed me. Archery - you get 6 arrows which once used you have to wait for them to be magically restocked. You cannot miss with a bow. There is no skill involved at all. No estimate of range, where the arrow will hit etc
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Old 10th February 2012, 01:05 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I totally agree with recon... I played the demo and its just bad...
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Old 10th February 2012, 01:28 PM   #8 (permalink)
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So many paid reviews, don't know how it's getting such high scores. IGN said it's a GOTY contender
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Old 10th February 2012, 04:34 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I knew this game would not hold a candle to Skyrim. I am glad I choose to go with Jagged Alliance: BTA.
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Old 10th February 2012, 04:40 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I'm also confused. Wasn't on my radar but heard a lot of GOTY talk a few days prior to release. Downloaded the demo and after 3 minutes I deleted it. While I admit to having a short attention span, I couldn't find anything to like in those 3 minutes.

After release I hear even greater talk of GOTY. I'm starting to question whether I'm sane.. I understand 3 minutes isn't that much but I saw zero redeeming qualities in that time. Nothing hooked me to say, 'Oh, hello... we may have something here'

Is there something we're missing that requires an hour or two for it to click?
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