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Re: What are you playing?

Post by MacWa77ace » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:39 pm

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Speaking of Battlefield games, the only one I've sort of played was "Battlefield: Hardlines" or whatever the one was called where you play as a cop (or was it a DEA agent?).

It played ok, but I felt like my hand was being held the whole time. It felt super linear and didn't allow for any creativity in taking down the bad guys. That game kind of soured me on the whole Battlefield franchise.

It might've been different had I played the online side of things, but I don't have an XBOX Live account (well, I do, but I don't have the one where I can play online with friends or other players).
The Battlefield franchise excels at FPS multi-player gameplay with vehicles. CoD doesn't have the vehicles and is more arcade feeling to me but multi-player is also first for them too. But both have pretty good campaigns as linear campaign stories go, even though the developers know that that's not really why people buy those franchise games. CoD Black Ops 4 released with no campaign story. If your not into FPS mulit-player online gaming, yes, I can see how someone wouldn't get into those much especially at $60 a pop.

Hardline is the only one from the BF franchise I haven't played since BFBC2 [BFBC2 was a most awesome campaign story BTW]. Mainly because Hardline is cops and robbers and a direct spin off of BF4 using the same game engine as BF4, so exactly the same multi-player gameplay with a different skin. I did read that it wasn't as successful as the other games in the series $$. If the price hits $5 or $6 bucks for the digital download I will probably get it to play the campaign story but not for $10-$60. I watched some of my friends' YTUBE videos of the multi-player gameplay and it really does feel like BF4 to me having played the crap out of BF4 myself.

And yeah, if it feels linear that's not good. Good linear games should fool you into thinking you're not following a path. I've found another way you can make a linear game more challenging is to look at the trophies , awards etc list [depending on the platform] where there may be trophies for doing a mission or section in a really different, challenging, if not creative way.

Another thing I do in campaign stories on my first playthru is start on the difficulty setting one notch harder than the 'normal' difficulty setting. For two reasons; there is usually a trophy [PS4] for completing the campaign, and then another one for completing the campaign on hard. If I start on hard I get both trophies when I'm done, so I don't have to replay it to get the second trophy especially if I don't like it. Secondly, normal is not challenging enough for me even on the first playthru which makes it more fun for me. I might go to 'easy' to gather any collectables missed on the fist playthru to get that trophy but only if I really like the game. All that just to make the campaigns interesting.

I didn't buy and play BF1 when it first released either, 'cause after I played the beta and realized they totally changed the interface from BF4 and other stuff I was just 'meh'. But then did buy BF1 digital download and the complete Premium DLC for $5.99 about a month before BFV released, because I knew they were using that new interface in BF5 and I wanted to practice with the BF1 interface to be ready for BFV. The Campaign in BF1 was fun, linier but fun.

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Re: What are you playing?

Post by 12_Gauge_Chimp » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:44 pm

I might check out some of the other Battlefield games, but "Hardlines" is out for me. I might try Battlefield 1, the WW1 one, since I've never played a WW1 based game.

I grew up playing the old Medal of Honor WW2 games (and they are probably why I collect WW2 era militaria and guns), but there were almost no WW1 games save for PC games.

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Re: What are you playing?

Post by MacWa77ace » Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:28 pm

12_Gauge_Chimp wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:44 pm
I might check out some of the other Battlefield games, but "Hardlines" is out for me. I might try Battlefield 1, the WW1 one, since I've never played a WW1 based game.

I grew up playing the old Medal of Honor WW2 games (and they are probably why I collect WW2 era militaria and guns), but there were almost no WW1 games save for PC games.
Chimp, remind me, you're XB1 or XB? BF1 is going to be a learning curve if you've never played BF games. They use bullet drop, and bullet spread, suppression, and damage over distance calculations. Also for game 'feel' there is a 'time to kill' and 'time to die' component for multi player. BF3, BF4, Hardline also use that. The bullet spread thing is the tricky part. It takes into account the inherent accuracy of a firearm. So if its say 4MOA, then you get a random variation of 4MOA, which can cause some frustration when you know you pulled the trigger with the dot on their head, but missed. BFV has minimized or taken out bullet spread.

BF1 campaign is not great, but the WWI tank section and the WWI plane section were really fun for me. These are the only BF1 videos I made and they are all from the BF1 multi player Beta. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycWhkew ... sSX_RAuiCO_ FYI I'm a gamer pilot, and in the second vid, to increase the difficultly and make it a bit more challenging, I was using an anti tank cannon in my biplane to dogfight, and was a bit buzzed from drinking rum [hence the insane laughter].

I just went retro after reminiscing in this thread the other day, LOL. Fired up the PS3 and played Battlefield Bad Company 2 multi-player for about 3 hours on Saturday, after remembering how good that game was. For some reason it kept asking me for the multiplayer login code which I had already entered in 2011 when I first got the game. But I still got online, then I kept losing the connection to the server every 10 - 15 minutes [felt like a kick] which after a while I assumed it may have been a time limit on multi since my code was no longer valid or they couldn't find it. Anyhow it was amazing that 1) there were still at least 2 active game servers running, and 2) there were at least 12 people online on each server so 24 people playing. Probably more. Fun going retro, went up two rankings. :clap: Excellent excellent Campaign story if you can find a copy.

I also checked out PS3 SOCOM4 Navy Seals: Confrontation, but knew they took the servers down a few years ago. I couldn't connect and there is no campaign in that one.

AND Medal of Honor is probably my all time favorite. But not the WWII version, the Afghanistan version. By Danger Close development team. Both campaign and the multi were the best I'd ever played at the time for modern warfare FPS. On the PS3, I only need one more trophy on that game to get he platinum trophy. So I'm going to check it out next weekend and see if any servers are up. I went back on a few years ago but there weren't really enough people playing for me to attempt the 'fire controller' trophy.

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And my Avatar is from Medal of Honor Warfighter. I see ZS's CouchPotato still playing that a lot on PS3. And I have the Medal of Honor WWII D-day game loaded, [came free with something as bonus content] but I couldn't get off the beach.

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Re: What are you playing?

Post by 12_Gauge_Chimp » Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:52 pm

I'm on the XB1, Mac. I haven't played anything on the 360 in about three years.

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Re: What are you playing?

Post by MacWa77ace » Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:12 am

12_Gauge_Chimp wrote:
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I'm on the XB1, Mac. I haven't played anything on the 360 in about three years.
I don't use my PS3 much. I try to keep the controllers charged, so every couple of months recharge them. But I have a friend at work that every once in a while shoves a PS3 title in my hand and saying, 'you gotta try this one'. So I do. That equals 1-2 'never played' PS3 games a year still.

I'm just amazed that some of these old games still have populated servers.

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Re: What are you playing?

Post by 12_Gauge_Chimp » Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:06 pm

MacWa77ace wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:12 am
12_Gauge_Chimp wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:52 pm
I'm on the XB1, Mac. I haven't played anything on the 360 in about three years.
I don't use my PS3 much. I try to keep the controllers charged, so every couple of months recharge them. But I have a friend at work that every once in a while shoves a PS3 title in my hand and saying, 'you gotta try this one'. So I do. That equals 1-2 'never played' PS3 games a year still.

I'm just amazed that some of these old games still have populated servers.
I actually kind of miss playing games on my 360. I might hook it up again one of these days and play some games.

I've never played games online (I have an Xbox account, but not one for Xbox Live), so I can't really say much about server populations. Last time I actively checked, Halo on the original Xbox was still a big deal.

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