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Windows 7: Games Which Have Lost Their 'Edge'


17 Aug 2012   #1
x BlueRobot

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Games Which Have Lost Their 'Edge'

Which games do you think were brilliant, and now have lost their shine?

The Call of Duty and Halo series are both games, in which the story line has fallen apart, are just FPS's which rely too much on online game play.

What are your guy's opinions? (:


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17 Aug 2012   #2
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

I loved COD4, it was my absolute favorite game for a very long time, in my opinion it went downhill rapidly from there. It all swayed towards consoles from then on and they certainly made some serious money from the next load of games.

I had MW2 which was OK, then I bought Black Ops I made the mistake of buying it on release day! I think around 10 month s later and 8 patches or so it was actually playable and OK, then I made a massive mistake in buying MW3, I found it totally awful but thankfully created a new Steam account just for that game and was able to sell it on pretty sharpish.

I had BFBC2 which I found to be an excellent game, I then bought BF3 which again I found and still find to be an excellent game, the multiplayer is awesome.

I won't be buying the next COD installment.

The next game I am really looking forward to is Grid 2. I really enjoyed the first one, I got an xbox controller for Windows for it together with other racing games I play such as Dirt 2, Dirt 3 it works great.
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17 Aug 2012   #3
Bojazz

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I"m going to go oldschool on this one and say Command and Conquer: Renegade. The multiplayer in that game is still, to this day, the best I have ever played in an FPS game. It was an FPS MOBA well before DOTA even existed. When the judgement of what makes a game good started shifting more towards graphics and away from mechanics the game was quickly abandoned by its fans and forgotten. Most current gen FPS games generally have fantastic stories in their single player campaigns and have their multiplayer focus on simple "kill the bad guys more than they kill you" strategies, and seemingly most importantly, they're pretty. So when someone picks up CnC renegade all they get is 2002 graphics and a terrible campaign and think "wow, this is terrible". But they don't get to experience the amazing multiplayer experience of base vs base combat with two very distinct and tactically different teams protecting their resource harvestors and using their income to purchase character upgrades, vehicles, superweapons etc. And most importantly, Renegade is the only multiplayer FPS game I've played where entire teams HAVE to work together in order to win. If your team didn't time their attacks with the rest of the team, or support their fellow teammates, the entire attack would most commonly fail, the enemy would counter, and you'd be in defensive mode. This turned into a bit of a rant, but I just cannot express how great that game was, and how its virtually unknown now.
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18 Aug 2012   #4
x BlueRobot

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Think everyone will agree that COD was good with MW and MW2, and then it started just to collapse from then on; any one getting GTA V?
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18 Aug 2012   #5
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Yes, I am planning on getting GTA 5, of course there is not much info on it so far so I want to see what it's like first. I will most likely wait until its released and see how the reviews are.
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18 Aug 2012   #6
Wishmaster

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Dragon Age and Mass Effect
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19 Aug 2012   #7
Bojazz

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
Dragon Age and Mass Effect
Why do you think these games have "lost their edge"? Mass effect still has one of the most intricate sci-fi universes ever made. They're even making a mass effect movie scheduled for release this year with screenplay by the same guy who made Thor and I am Legend.

Similarly, Dragon Age has an extremely rich world and is also having an animated movie made about it.

I definitely think these titles are still very much alive.
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19 Aug 2012   #8
M1GU31

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit SP1
 
 

prince of persia,cod,bf,mario
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19 Aug 2012   #9
Wishmaster

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bojazz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
Dragon Age and Mass Effect
Why do you think these games have "lost their edge"? Mass effect still has one of the most intricate sci-fi universes ever made. They're even making a mass effect movie scheduled for release this year with screenplay by the same guy who made Thor and I am Legend.

Similarly, Dragon Age has an extremely rich world and is also having an animated movie made about it.

I definitely think these titles are still very much alive.
I love both games, especially DA:O and ME 1/2.

But in my opinion, the 2nd Dragon Age just went off the rails from what it formely was qualitywise.
And Mass Effect was good untill the 3rd game where it just fell apart and made no sense (the ending) Even the animation quality was subpar compared to the first 2 games. ME3 all by itself makes ME1 plot pointless for example, at least to me.

Both titles were once good, but now more focused on selling DLC packs.

Just my opinion, andf I know some may disagree. But they both are just a shadow of what they were, or could have been.
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19 Aug 2012   #10
AstaLaVista

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 

Being a Solo player (Campaigns) and not a Multiplayer I think we have suffered more than some of you guys with plots and content.

I started playing shooter (duke nukem, Doom, MoH, CoD, any WWII war game was cooletc) then someone turned me into Tactical sims like Ghost Recon and Rainbow Six (this last one gave me a lot of grief because I was kind of use to the shoot'em up style) and I got HOOKED. The open world, the ability to move freely, to point your weapon where YOU wanted and NOT where they wanted you to point it. You really felt inserted in the game, the voices, what they were telling you would be confronted with, sometimes I even got cold when doing parts of the game in the snow . In short , the game, the plot was there and they allowed you to go do your stuff, they promoted being patience, cautious and they scolded you when you tried to rush by making you walk funny if hurt.

Now a days? nah, go ahead and be a Rambo and if you get hit we will heal you quicker than you can say "I'm hurt" so you can go ahead and do it again and again.

You will play the game but we will take care of you by guiding you where we want you to go (we don't want you getting lost), we won't annoy you by making the game difficult, oh no no no, we will take you by the hand and show you all the tricks on how you can finish the levels extremely quick, and to top it all off, we will send you in side missions to search for clues and/or flowers so you can level up and trick out your weapons because we all know how you love to show off to your friends and tell them how cool your weapons look

Game like Far Cry, Crysis were all by lost when the Dev houses were bought by the publishers or they started catering to the consoles.

BF2 was an ok game, BF3 was a linear as you can make it. Cut scenes are sometimes longer than the levels you play on

But I am ranting again so... yeah!
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