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Windows 7: What would be your stand out SP FPS picks from the last 5 years?

10 Dec 2014   #21
AstaLaVista

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 

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Far Cry 3, if you can get all the issues fix ed and wrap your head around the fact that you will do more exploration than actual killing gets to be more enjoyable for a second or third pass...

There are plenty of Mods and fixes you can do to your GamerProfile.xml ... google is your friend.
I don't recall having any "issues" with Far Cry 3. Maybe it didn't alt-tab well. Far Cry 4 goes into windowed mode sometimes when I alt-tab. Minor hassle resetting it to full screen. Many games don't handle alt-tab well, but lately only Far Cry 4 has this minor issue for me.
Well, consider yourself lucky if you didn't or did not notice the issues. Even though I paid cheap for my game, I had to go through some patches and then GamerProfile, xml editing to get the game to play to my liking.

I have heard that FC4 is even more glitchier than FC3 but if you go to Far Cry 4 - PCGamingWiki PCGW - bugs, fixes, crashes, mods, guides and improvements for every PC game and you want to manually alter your GamerProfile.xml, you may yet be able to enjoy the game even if after patch 1.5 is still a work in progress .


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10 Dec 2014   #22
Victor S

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Nope, haven't had any of the listed issues. Thoroughly enjoying it. Almost completed. I did see a glitching Yak today, for the first time. I couldn't kill and skin it, so I just went around it. It was gone when I came back down the hill.
Technically, it's as good as any game I've played.
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10 Dec 2014   #23
AstaLaVista

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 

Again, consider yourself one of the most Luckiest guy in the planet. Your rig most be one of those that never has issues because if you go to the FC4 UBI forum you will see why I am saying what I am saying.
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11 Dec 2014   #24
blackroseMD1

Windows 10 Tech Preview 9926 x64
 
 

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Again, consider yourself one of the most Luckiest guy in the planet. Your rig most be one of those that never has issues because if you go to the FC4 UBI forum you will see why I am saying what I am saying.
The newest patch, along with new drivers, fixed most of the issues I was having with FC4. I still get a bit of glitching now and then when I go up into higher elevations, but the game is more than playable.

If you haven't updated to the 1.5.0 patch, I'd highly recommend it.
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11 Dec 2014   #25
AstaLaVista

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 

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Again, consider yourself one of the most Luckiest guy in the planet. Your rig most be one of those that never has issues because if you go to the FC4 UBI forum you will see why I am saying what I am saying.
The newest patch, along with new drivers, fixed most of the issues I was having with FC4. I still get a bit of glitching now and then when I go up into higher elevations, but the game is more than playable.

If you haven't updated to the 1.5.0 patch, I'd highly recommend it.
Well, that is really some good news to hear.

I haven't even purchased the game yet, much less have time to update

I will wait a few weeks as I am sure that come January the game will be put into the bargain bin and perhaps more mods will come through with better fixes and zero hiccups and glitches.

I saw a bit of a gameplay and even with Same-Day patch I did not like the Field of View.
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11 Dec 2014   #26
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

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I'm more of a rpg guy though if we're talking about more recent fps I would say borderlands 2. Though for fps of all time for me would be TF2 since I still play that game a lot.
I've turned more into an RPG guy myself. I love the Dragon Age and Mass Effect series. Not an E.A. fan but they did these titles right. Also a big fan of Oblivion and Skyrim.

I started out FPS and never thought I would get into RPG's, and especially a fantasy series!
Yea i'm the same route as you, was a fps guy at first. Still kind of am but leaning more towards rpgs, big elder scrolls fan myself and dragon age is good too. I need to play some more dragon age.
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11 Dec 2014   #27
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I'm playing Dragon Age: Inquisition now and the game looks and performs absolutely amazing under AMD's Mantle. This is absolutely a gorgeous looking game.
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11 Dec 2014   #28
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Hi, I'm just going to add a game. This is my most favorite game.

Grand Theft Auto IV:


Grand Theft Auto IV is an open world action-adventure video game developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games. It was released on 29 April 2008 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles, and on 2 December 2008 on Microsoft Windows. It is the eleventh title in the Grand Theft Auto series, and the first main entry since 2004's Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Set within the fictional Liberty City (based on New York City), the single-player story follows a war veteran, Niko Bellic and his attempts to escape his past while under pressure from loan sharks and mob bosses. The open world design lets players freely roam Liberty City, consisting of three main islands.

I liked it because of it's notorious Game Physics they used (Which they trashed in GTA V). Euphoria Game Engine



For People out there that played Watch Dogs and says this game sucks. You might want to play Watch Dogs then play GTA IV and check what is missing from Watch Dogs.

Another video of the Physics Engine:
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02 Jan 2015   #29
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I'm nominating Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1,2, and 3.

I'm definitely with you on 1 and 2. Having your "main" playable characters actually die was certainly memorable and a "new" twist" in the genre. In fact, splitting between two main characters was novel. I personally exclude 3 as I found the series gameplay was stale by then and merely relied on big cutscenes and NPC scripting was essentially the same. BFC2 was fun. BF3 and BF4 were not. (SP campaign here - not MP)

And there is such a thing as having "too many" guns. If you've got 50 to choose from, yet you stick to three because the rest are just "meh" - there's not much point in having a huge arsenal if you only end up sticking with "the worthwhile" ones. Give me one "fun, well animated, satisfying gun vs a whole lot of meh any day)

It may make sense in a MP level up system, but for SP only - it's a waste. Tbh, some of the guns in metro were meh - but most were enjoyable in their own way. Air compressed pellet headshot? Nice. Sticking enemies to walls silently with a bolt (like the gun from FEAR) Nice. Blasting a pack of mutants with an auto shotgun? Again, nice

Pulling a trigger on a loud and ineffectual gun? Yawn. Yet so many games continue to include to "dull" guns. Shooting an unarmored person in the face point blank with a single pistol shot is supposed to kill. That is satisfying. Taking 3-4 shots to erode AI hit points is not satisfying.




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Metro was a brilliant game which I enjoyed but I found its replay-ability lacking against other FPS games such as Fallout.
Admittedly the replay value of both Metro Games is limited. At least when it comes to "Just finished, let's do it again with a different way of playing" right away. Then again, most story driven games are mostly "once through" games for most people. Collectibles etc does help here, but admittedly it's not for everyone. However reading Metro 2033 and the "redux" versions did have a huge sway over my choice of replay interest.



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Lately though I feel FPS losing its foothold, with games like Watchdogs and GTAV taking a high spot in the 3rd person genre with huge worlds and much deeper story than most fps can dish out.
Realistically, the standard FPS genre is stale. See thing - shoot thing on way from A to B.

GTA and Watchdogs, or the whole "sandbox" genre is a good recipe because you can make your own fun when not doing missions. 1st vs 3rd perspective is largely irrelevant. 3rd person simply lends itself to those open worlds.


There have been many great games mentioned in this thread. Most of which I've played and very much enjoyed. However I neglected mentioning many since they are either over the arbitrary "5 years old" limit, or aren't '"technically" a FPS, which is a game played solely from a 1st person perspective.


I'm old school when it comes to labels. FPS is basically look at hands/gun while going from A to B, often shooting stuff.

By my own contradiction, adding stealth elements to Metro actually excludes it from being a "true" fps. But still - it's linear and can be run n gun or stealth. Wolfenstein:NO is probably more to the point than Metro. Yet even Wolf can be played stealthily to a degree.


I quite like the addition of RPG elements of skill trees etc - but that's one thing that also hurts re-playability for me in these cross over genres.

If I've just spent 100-400+ hours in a game leveling up; the last thing I want to do is go back to zero and start from scratch. There really should be an initial "fast track" level up / one off bonus point system option once the game acknowledges you've completed it. A straight off 25% character points to at least let you unlock the first level/rounds of skills trees just so you aren't starting from the bottom again. From there you can at least try a different path/trait etc.

Fallout, Oblivion, Skyrim, Watchdogs etc . Starting from scratch feels like a punishment rather than a reward for completing the game in a certain way. At least allow the option of "fast track" or "from scratch". As much as I have loved and suck countless hours into games like these, I rarely replay them twice for that very reason.


Bioshock and the FarCry series, even Deus EX are other examples. Great games, but it sucks going from hard earned power to weak again.

On the plus side, at least the FPS genre has evolved overall.
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02 Jan 2015   #30
BugMeister

Windows10 Pro - 64Bit vs.10547
 
 

Far Cry4 is brilliant - so much to do and see.. amazing graphics
and there's always a sense of danger as you explore the map
Played all of them at various times - from FC1 right thru to FC4 - haven't been disappointed yet..

I've put in well over 600 hours in Skyrim - eventually completed it (I think.. as there's heaps of side-quests..)
nowadays I cheat myself a couple of million gold and complete set of Dragonscale Armour for a new start
- just to save time and get into the essential stuff, y'understand..

All the Elder Scroll games have been wonderful for gameplay and plot - especially Morrowind and Oblivion
- they all have that beautiful recurring theme music - you can see the love that went into it's creation..

The Egosoft X-Series has also been great fun to play - the latest, X Rebirth, is coming along nicely, as
more is added to the universe - I can see this one getting better and better as time goes by..

Gotta mention Max Payne1 and Max Payne2 - both excellent and atmospheric
great shame that Max Payne3 went "console" - couldn't get into it all - too much flash
and not enough substance - they could restore it's reputation by returning to the original
PC format for a Max Payne4 - then I'd pick it up again - Max Payne3 was a disaster for PC
via mouse and keyboard play..
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