That being said, I have never seen a "Oh my god, this game suxxorz" post on the BiS forums, but I have seen a lot of "I have a suggestion. Fix the god damned path finding" posts in the past (Since that has been a problem since OFP). So I would say they are stricter than most, but still not the "everyone else gets banned" forums.
In short, Carrier Command: GM is really good when it's trying to be Carrier Command. The key issue is that, in campaign mode at least, it keeps trying to be something else. It's not very good at being anything else. At all.
At the moment, I'd recommend holding off on the game until it has a few more patches, ideally some moddablity, and the price is in the $15-20 bracket. Even at its best, it's a very straight remake of an 80s game, and it kinda shows.
It's a completely different engine and a different development team - it's just overseen by BIS. If there's pathing issues, they have nothing to do with ARMA.
That said, BIS did have a hand in developing it - Black Element Software weren't the sole developers with BIS standing there like 3D Realms.
Is it really worth fighting through the shit AI to try and endure the skirmish mode a little or should I just uninstall this claptrap?
So how dare you insult me. Cease YOUR libel!
ha hah ah aha ha! Wow I feel dirty for saying crap like that :p
I really want to enjoy it.
I was a massive Hostile Waters fan.
This has the potential to be such a great game but as it stands... it's poor as it stands now.
Wow I think I'm having some really bad buyers remorse here.
Maybe some mod teams will tear into it.
Maybe I should put my own mod team together, create a Vicious Seas mod.
With me at the helm though it would probably turn into another Black Mesa, been a little bit of a perfectionist and that.
I like the game as it is, and yes, it could be better. Still good 20€ I spent on a game.
If you're talking about it mechanically... eh, tough call. The pathfinding issues with the Walrus severely cripples the game to the point where playing it is a massive chore and saps most of the enjoyment. So probably not? It's worth watching to see if they fix the pathing issues but I highly doubt they will.
Oh boy, I was so looking forward to this game after seeing the trailer. And then I got it.
The first thing I noticed was the mouse. Why do people always seem to want to f##k around with it (and not just while porting)? For f##k sake, it's a mouse, I don't want smoothing/acceleration/negative acceleration or any other bulls##t, I don't want to have to use 3 seperate DPI settings for my desktop, the main menu and in-game, and I sure as hell don't want to spend 30 minutes in the settings figuring out what horizontal and vertical mouse resolution is.
Could someone please tell me why a mouse can't do the same thing in a game that it does everywhere else (the same movement moves the mouse the same distance in the same time)?
Then came the FPS part, and holy s##t was it bad. The gun is so big I keep feeling like I'm a kid and the low perspective didn't help, and neither did the maneuverability (try aiming at your feet).
Then I noticed the pathfinding. It's so bad, I only use 1 Walrus (which I personally control), the rest are permanently docked. The Mantas aren't any better, they just have less obstacles. And of course they have to fly straight up (and almost in) to a cliff before they start gaining altitude.
The rest of the game I rather enjoyed, so I think that if I only played the game while completely zoomed out (only the islands and the Carrier visible) and conquering islands was done like auto resolve in the Total War series, I'd actually like it.
Sory for my aggressive tone, but I've been awake for nearly 24 hours and am going right to sleep after this.
Last edited by ShEsHy; 01-10-2012 at 10:04 PM.
Building, fixing and using PCs since 1999. Only PCs. Always PCs.
Does anybody know how to use bomb, tomahawks, hook, etc on Mantras? Tried googling it but no luck.
You have to be right over what you want to hook. Your crosshair should change to a hook icon.
Or do you mean in the interface so the AI will do it? If so, no bloody idea.