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lol? etqw is unrivaled in terms of design
etqw failed because of the engine (i.e. not idtech3) and the pricetag (i.e. not free)
if you play it today with all the patches and powerful hardware,...
quake and unreal had plenty of team modes and they were much more popular than ffa/duel
i hope arena FPS becomes popular again
the precision+aim+twitch-skill needed to play the "realistic"...
06-07-2014, 09:13 PM
i'd say that imperfect information is the main thing that separates strategy from mere calculation+optimization
it's just the difference between the two words....
05-07-2014, 09:35 PM
right up there with tic-tac-toe / checkers / chess
technically, the only difference between these games is how much hard disk space (and computation time) I need to store the optimal sequences of...
05-07-2014, 05:04 AM
every tactic (or strategy) needs to be beatable (countered) by a tactic of equal or lesser cost
if that doesn't happen, then the game doesn't have counterplay
"defending" usually just means...
05-07-2014, 03:39 AM
most strategy games follow the exactly same rock-paper-scissors balance scheme:
rushing beats ignoring military and growing
defending beats rushing
ignoring military and growing beats defending...
multiple enemies in a room is most of the combat once you get past the intro levels
most of those rooms have a mixture of obstacles and open spaces
that's one way to play it, and it certainly...
you're talking about the storyline/progression
doom 1 & 2's combat encounters are not linear and actually give the player a choice about where to attack from and how to engage
far cry / crysis...
stop calling linear scripted narrative-oriented games 'cerebral'. there's no decision-making in those
in this order
1) moving along 2 axes in a first person perspective, primarily for...
the increasing costs + economy limit thing is artificial, but if you play onlline with random people it's so brilliant
aoe2 falls apart unless everyone's skill level is exactly the same
games usually aren't good or bad
they are good or bad for a specific audience
what that specific audience is cannot be captured in a number
smart people who know how to play strategy games...
what slow and expensive does is increase the time before an army becomes obsolete
if you have stronger units for 2 minutes, you can do a lot more than if you had stronger units for only 30 seconds
i'm getting 200-300 fps in multiplayer 3v3s
seems to be a decent port this time (in terms of performance. proper MP features for finding similarly skilled opponents are missing)
because they're bought
most of the time, whoever pays for ads on the website gets higher ratings than they would if they didn't buy ads
31-05-2014, 11:08 PM
hard reset runs much much better
it's the winner by default until shadow warrior gets patched to not drop to low framerates in fights...
the fact that aoe2/aom run so poorly in multiplayer is the only thing stopping me from buying this
aoe2 was ok before patch 3.0. it was nowhere near as performant as the cd versions, but at least...
13-05-2014, 05:02 AM
in almost all cases, I would pay extra money for DLC that removed content from games to make them shorter
16-04-2014, 08:12 PM
4x seems to have turned into a genre for people who are incompetent at strategy games
it's kind of sad, but other than some multiplayer mode (civ 4 dies in a month. maybe galciv 3 will work) I...
twitch beat pokemon blue in about 100 hours on /trakof averaging around 300-1000 viewers
calling it now
most interesting game of 2014
there are tons of games where devs just delete any negative threads so that potential customers don't see them
and this isn't just some shady indie dev thing. Big corporations like Microsoft do it
i played maybe 2 levels years ago
it was fun
I think it has a real chance at being the best single-player FPS, just based on how good Doom still is today
as long as the framerates/controls are...
unless the game is "e-sport" or "skill-based" or "hardcore" which firefall's PVP tried to be
once you have any of those properties, players tend to 'go back to <insert h4rdc0r3 game here>' instead...
DRM hasn't been about copy-protection for a while
nowadays it's about delivering content via services that require authentication (eg. internet requirements not just for activation, but because a...
i don't know why they axed PVP
it was certainly much better than their MMO content
it was somewhere between Quake and Tribes
they even had brightskins in the game menu... that automatically puts...
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