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What should I buy?!
PS3
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360
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 33%  [ 2 ]
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

True, I do enjoy a shooter on the PC more than a console (unless it's Goldeneye for N64).
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never been able to play a shooter without the trusty mouse/keyboard combo. Controllers are too slow.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I've never been able to play a shooter without the trusty mouse/keyboard combo. Controllers are too slow.


Amen.

Im a PC guy to the end.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I played Metroid Prime 2 multiplayer, it actually worked out not too bad. Mostly cause of lock-on but yeah.

Another thing about MW2, the control felt made for use with a game-pad, not for the keyboard/mouse. Sluggish as fuck, basically. One can adapt to it I guess but it's just something I wanted to mention.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess Halo was pretty good on the console too, if also a little sluggish. I never played the PC version.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The PC version was actually good. Not the best shooter out there but I had a lot of fun with it. It ran weirdly sluggish in single player on my machine at the time (Note, single player. On multiplayer I had no problems whatsoever. ) though the years have softened that problem tremendously. The new multiplayer maps were fun, though the flamethrower was a bit OPd.

What I absolutely loved about it was that multiplayer had absolutely no lag compensation. One had to lead one's targets by about 50 ping (on average) at all times. Very few people seem to have figured that out. I really wish I captured screens of my scoreboards of back when I was still playing the game.

Halo 1 actually got me thinking about getting a console, except Halo 2 PC came out. What a load of horseshit. And I don't just mean its sloppy porting (this game chugged at times on a PC that only had problems before when playing Crysis), or money-grubbing mechanics (wait, so server hosts have to pay microsoft to host Halo 2 servers? The fuck?) the game itself was... shit, really. Sluggish control, uninspired aesthetics, a ridiculously disappointing plot. Yeah Halo 1's plot wasn't great, but it at least set up all the events well, and one always gave the sense that you were progressing forward and achieving something. With Halo 2 I felt I was just randomly stumbling over the map killing things for unclear reasons. First level, didn't know anything about the bomb at all, just kept moving forward killing things and then "There was a bomb? lolwut?"

Also, when the pre-release material advertised Halo 2 as basically the Battle for Earth, and then only three or something levels are set there, at the beginning... disappointing. And playing half the game as the Arbiter in a side-plot that serves only to switch up your primary enemies from Elites to Brutes at the very, very end of the game... not cool. And the ending. God the ending. Halo 1, you blew up Halo, saved the universe. Great, we accomplished something. Halo 2... what happened, really? Covenant attacks Earth, they flee for some reason, we follow, there's another Halo, we fight through that, and then we come back to Earth and... cut, Yeah! Woopty-fucking-do!

Halo 2 also introduced me to the concept of console clusterfuck I had so much fun with in MW2. Yeah, Halo 2 basically invented the modern console shooter. Thanks a ton, Bungie.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Since I had an Xbox at the time (still do, when it decides to work) I got it for the console. Gameplay was fine, exactly the same as the first except I think the AI was shitter, but, yeah, the plot was absolute pants. What a let down. That said, getting to play an elite with a sword was pretty gratifying.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Nope; in some places you can still find it on the PS2. I bought it last year (maybe?) but haven't gotten to play it much.
I like games that don't make me feel like retching.
I'd go PS3 for the totally girly reasons of blu-ray and Little Big Planet.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Psychonauts makes you wretch?
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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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No, but I do have to adjust to it. Mainly have problems with shooters.
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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I reckon I could use this topic about making decisions concerning videogames, so here goes.

I have the opportunity to buy one of the following games:
Borderlands
Dragon Age: Origins
Far Cry 2 Platinum
Battlefield Bad Company
Army of Two: 40th day
Red Faction: Guerilla

They're all for PS3 but I can't really choose. There was a whole list of games, but these are the only ones I'm interested in.

Which is the best?
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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DA:O should be on PC. I'd scratch RF:G and AoT2 since they suck. That leaves Far Cry 2 (haven't played properly but was fun when I tried it), Borderlands (stupid great fun), or Battlefield Bad Company (which I know nothing about).

So I'd suggest BL, mate.
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PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2010 4:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only one I know anything about is Borderlands. So I'm gonna suggest that.
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PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2010 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alright, a friend of mine also suggested Borderlands, so Borderlands it will be!

Anybody else here got it for the PS3?
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PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2010 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just bought the 360 Elite and Borderlands for it.

Can the mod close the poll... or remove it? What am I doing here? Who are you?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I think it should stay open for a while, since obviously you chose wrong Razz
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


He chose... poorly.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 6:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm still buying the PS3 and the new PC, it's just gonna be another few weeks on each.
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