Casual Gaming Chat Thread.

Ritch

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Jesus H Christ.

If the launch of BFV wasn't a masterclass in how to f*ck up a much loved and well received franchise on an epic scale then the sh*show that is BF2042 surely is.





Yep, the "game" is a broken, steaming dog egg. I wish I hadn't pre ordered digitally, because then I could trade it in.
 
I've played the franchise since the start of BF2 and continued with BF2142, BF3, BF4, BF1 and BFV (with all their DLCs).

IMO the rot set in with BFV with DICE /EA being sucked into the Fortnite / Apex / Battle Royale sh*tfests and their continuing f*cking about with the game mechanics and lack of new maps / material (never mind the whole "Women in combat / SJW wokef*ckery).

What the Devs / Suits / Accountants don't seem to realise is that the player base for those games consists of 10 year olds with mommy's credit card. The player base for BF wants nothing to do with Manga-influenced skins for their "Specialists". They want a modern / historically accurate(ish) strategy based FPS that looks good, contains grindable experience / kit and maps that are big with varied features / levolution but not so big that they're unplayable.

Any "AAA" game that launches with the amount of bugs and crashes that make BF 2042 unplayable for more than three games in a row needs to be sh*tcanned and a refund given ASAP (Cyberpunk 2077 anyone?)

I for one am glad that I read the writing on the wall after buying BFV (1 year after launch at 75% discount on the original launch price I may add) and dodged this clusterf*ck of a game. It's already on 50% discount 3 months after launching and is still a pile of steaming dog toffee.
 
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I picked up Far Cry 6 on a double discount for about £20.

I'm about 80% through it according to Ubisoft Connect, and I don't know if I can be bothered to finish it - I find it a dull, very low quality, very dated sort of game.

The map and environment are top notch, as with many Ubi products. The voice acting is very good, particularly by the lead baddie in his cut scenes.

The rest - meh.

The story isn't very immersive; murderous terrorists battle murderous dictatorship. I must be more of a reactionary than a revolutionary, as there were points in the game where I thought the dictator had a point. Ironically, the fabulous map makes the oppressed country of "Yara" look cleaner, more efficient and more modern than any contemporary democratic state - nice roads, no potholes, smart soldiers, ultra modern comms, etc.

Lots of progressive boxes ticked, most of the lead characters are strong women with a tan, LGBQwhatever is there, green stuff is there, slavery is there, etc. They even get a good old dig in about English colonialism, even though the country appears to be modelled on Cuba and has no backstory involving Britain.

And then there is the Far Cry AI....

So the actual combat and "doing stuff" is reminiscent of a game from about 15-20 years ago. The enemy NPCs have a limited and primitive range of actions, they don't scale with the player, they barely react, but when they do they can land shots on you with pistol from 500m away.

The Far Cry "clown cars" are there still. You have an engagement, and so vehicle after vehicle spawns in until, if you hang around, you can build up a pile of 20 burnt vehicles and dozens of dead - and it just goes on and on.

Stealth is mostly useless because, as you creep along, some random NPC will wander up and shoot a rabbit with an RPG, alarming the enemy and initiating a massive firefight.

NPC respawning is absurdly rapid in many areas. You fight through an enemy position, kill everyone, turn around and - they are all back in their positions, acting as if nothing just happened. You free a prisoner by killing a guard, then walk 10 metres to do the same with another guard. The first guard has already reappeared with his prisoner again. As this type of prisoner rescue recruits you 5x minions for the cause, you can simply farm hundreds of minions by killing these two guards in turn as they constantly respawn.

Firearms and equipment can be customised, but gameplay is so easy that there is hardly any need for this. I've not used any special weapons or equipment at all, and have achieved about 80% of my kills (4,000+, which becomes repellent after a while) with a pistol. It turns out that you don't need a sniper rifle or assault rifle, as you can headshot snipe with a pistol out to limit of visibility.



What really gets me though, is the fact that the game could be quite good with only Ubisoft had made the most moderate improvements. E.g.

- Your character is a wanted terrorist, for example, but so long as your weapon is holstered, you can walk right past the enemy without a challenge. Why not just make them recognise you and act accordingly if you get too close?

- In typical Far Cry fashion, you progressively take over all the checkpoints and key features on the map, and yet the authorities do nothing - why not have them counterattack, or at least ramp up the defences as you go along.

- Why not add some zing and realism to the story and have some of the civpop bat for the other side and betray you to the authorities. Your geurilla mates are sat there in huge camps in plain sight, yet never suffer any sort of reverse.


Anyway, its a Far Cry game. Good for a bit of idle eazy-mode FPS plinking whilst you are winding down from playing a proper game.
I agree with a fair bit of that, however, I am a big fan of rampaging on games. The far cry franchise has never been a letdown for that purpose. Far cry 6 actually reminds me in places of the very first far cry, which was an island littered with Jap plane wrecks etc and it was state of the art at the time, not sure whether the publishers intended this or if it's just me with my psychotic tendencies.
 
I'm glad I asked on here before buying it and got Ritch's lowdown on it. Saved me some cash.

Spent it on Subnautica and had change to spare. Most happy.

Those Devs seem deluded too. Demanding a proper, quality game is 'Brutal'? The **** it is.
 
I agree with a fair bit of that, however, I am a big fan of rampaging on games. The far cry franchise has never been a letdown for that purpose. Far cry 6 actually reminds me in places of the very first far cry, which was an island littered with Jap plane wrecks etc and it was state of the art at the time, not sure whether the publishers intended this or if it's just me with my psychotic tendencies.
I've only played FC4, 5 and New Dawn - and have just got 6. I'm enjoying it! I might buy 3 once I've finished it.
 
I've only played FC4, 5 and New Dawn - and have just got 6. I'm enjoying it! I might buy 3 once I've finished it.
Glad you're enjoying it mate. Far Cry primal is quite good, you can get that for pennies now. I am just waiting on the wife going upstairs, then I'll be on for another sesh.
 
I've played the franchise since the start of BF2 and continued with BF2142, BF3, BF4, BF1 and BFV (with all their DLCs).

IMO the rot set in with BFV with DICE /EA being sucked into the Fortnite / Apex / Battle Royale sh*tfests and their continuing f*cking about with the game mechanics and lack of new maps / material (never mind the whole "Women in combat / SJW wokef*ckery).

What the Devs / Suits / Accountants don't seem to realise is that the player base for those games consists of 10 year olds with mommy's credit card. The player base for BF wants nothing to do with Manga-influenced skins for their "Specialists". They want a modern / historically accurate(ish) strategy based FPS that looks good, contains grindable experience / kit and maps that are big with varied features / levolution but not so big that they're unplayable.

Any "AAA" game that launches with the amount of bugs and crashes that make BF 2042 unplayable for more than three games in a row needs to be sh*tcanned and a refund given ASAP (Cyberpunk 2077 anyone?)

I for one am glad that I read the writing on the wall after buying BFV (1 year after launch at 75% discount on the original launch price I may add) and dodged this clusterf*ck of a game. It's already on 50% discount 3 months after launching and is still a pile of steaming dog toffee.

I personally think the rot set in at BF3 onwards.
BF3 was not a bad game, but it seemed like they were trying to tempt COD gamers.

BF2 was an amazing game whilst it was current, great maps, the commander function and for it’s time great gameplay, graphics & sound.

Battlefield Bad Company had less strategy but still had addictive gameplay and great maps.

BF3 was a major graphics update but some of the maps were not as enjoyable and did not flow as well.

Then BF4 arrived and that was just broken for it’s first year. Hit box issues just ended in rage quits and a toxic atmosphere. Fortunately the group I was regularly playing with switched to Arma 3, what a brilliant game. Not quite as pick up and play as BF2 but it had so much more and if you found a good server, you could happily play till silly o’clock.

BF1 & BF5 were just daft IMO and should not have seen the light of day.
 
I personally think the rot set in at BF3 onwards.
BF3 was not a bad game, but it seemed like they were trying to tempt COD gamers.

BF2 was an amazing game whilst it was current, great maps, the commander function and for it’s time great gameplay, graphics & sound.

Battlefield Bad Company had less strategy but still had addictive gameplay and great maps.

BF3 was a major graphics update but some of the maps were not as enjoyable and did not flow as well.

Then BF4 arrived and that was just broken for it’s first year. Hit box issues just ended in rage quits and a toxic atmosphere. Fortunately the group I was regularly playing with switched to Arma 3, what a brilliant game. Not quite as pick up and play as BF2 but it had so much more and if you found a good server, you could happily play till silly o’clock.

BF1 & BF5 were just daft IMO and should not have seen the light of day.
Loved BF2/3 & 4, still play 4 occasionally on Xbox. Didn't bother with 1 , tried 5 but deleted after a couple of games, just couldn't get into it.
 

Ritch

LE
Still pick up BF4 regularly on pc, racking up kills with the m240. On another note steam is refunding 2042 even if you've played over 2 hours or had it for over the 2 week time period.

Battlefield 2042 gets brilliantly roasted by new parody game ‘Clownfield 2042’ this is getting rave reviews for £1 though XD

ABOUT THIS GAME​

Clownfield 2042 is an FPS where you take a role of unique soldier, equipped with enough arsenal to fight anyone ahead and win the front.
After 2022 crypto-crash caused by NFT's, majority of nations collapsed and a union of "No-Clowns" has been formed. You are one of them, arm up and get ready for war.

ALL OUT CLOWNFARE MULTIPLAYER

The next generation of fan favorites All Out Clownfare is here. Experience the most intense fight against real players and highly skilled artificial intelligence with variety of arsenal and maps. Choose a side or be a lone wolf, the choice is yours. Currently available in three game modes (DM, TDM & Domination) with five maps. Additional locations, weapons and skins are on the way. So, what are you waiting for, clownito?

HOVERCRAFT ZONE

Why play the game like its meant to be played when you can hop into hovercraft and slay all your enemies? Disrupt the game physics, break the rules of gameplay and enjoy the broken and unoptimized experience ever.

CLOWNFIELD GATEWAY

Ever dreamed about a gateway where you can be just by yourself? Look no further, our classic gateway mode is making to Clownfield 2042! Set the single player experience to whatever you want it to be, turn the mediocre weather on with ultra-4k-high-poly-big-boom-over-realistc Tornado. Trust me, you (won't) be disappointed.

CLOWNFIELD'S FEATURES

  • All Out Clownfare Multiplayer
  • Broken Hovercrafts
  • Scoreboard
  • Voice Chat
  • Text Chat
  • Loadout System
  • OP Shotgun
  • Ear Piercing Flashbangs
  • And much more!


And bugs, per usual, plenty of bugs. We'll let you enjoy them as is; and instead of fixing them, we'll just release some new skins.

:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:grin:


 

TamH70

MIA
I got a shiny new-to-me Rosewill mechanical keyboard today. An RK-9200BU model, to be precise. It's got clicky keys and backlighting in two different colours, and it also has a detachable (which means fairly easily replaceable if things go mammaries upwards) USB cable with USB-Mini plug.

I don't know how much better my gaming experience will be with it as yet, but it's not at all bad for under a fiver in cost before shipping, and under fifteen quid in total after shipping. I also got what looks like the world's supply of really big bubble bubble-wrap thrown in, which probably explains why the keyboard arrived in such good condition.

On the actual doing-stuff-with-games thing, I've reinstalled Morrowind, and got the armour I'm going to be using for the rest of the game as I mullered the Dark Brotherhood assassin that tried to slaughter me, and robbed it off of the bastard's corpse. I'm surprised the game runs as well as it does on this Potato PC of mine.
 

ABOUT THIS GAME​

Clownfield 2042 is an FPS where you take a role of unique soldier, equipped with enough arsenal to fight anyone ahead and win the front.
After 2022 crypto-crash caused by NFT's, majority of nations collapsed and a union of "No-Clowns" has been formed. You are one of them, arm up and get ready for war.

ALL OUT CLOWNFARE MULTIPLAYER

The next generation of fan favorites All Out Clownfare is here. Experience the most intense fight against real players and highly skilled artificial intelligence with variety of arsenal and maps. Choose a side or be a lone wolf, the choice is yours. Currently available in three game modes (DM, TDM & Domination) with five maps. Additional locations, weapons and skins are on the way. So, what are you waiting for, clownito?

HOVERCRAFT ZONE

Why play the game like its meant to be played when you can hop into hovercraft and slay all your enemies? Disrupt the game physics, break the rules of gameplay and enjoy the broken and unoptimized experience ever.

CLOWNFIELD GATEWAY

Ever dreamed about a gateway where you can be just by yourself? Look no further, our classic gateway mode is making to Clownfield 2042! Set the single player experience to whatever you want it to be, turn the mediocre weather on with ultra-4k-high-poly-big-boom-over-realistc Tornado. Trust me, you (won't) be disappointed.

CLOWNFIELD'S FEATURES

  • All Out Clownfare Multiplayer
  • Broken Hovercrafts
  • Scoreboard
  • Voice Chat
  • Text Chat
  • Loadout System
  • OP Shotgun
  • Ear Piercing Flashbangs
  • And much more!


And bugs, per usual, plenty of bugs. We'll let you enjoy them as is; and instead of fixing them, we'll just release some new skins.

:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:grin:



Back in the real world Battlefield goes woke and goes full Brokeback Battlefield with this weeks mission

Yup complete the mission and you get a cowboy skin for one of the specialists, WTF
 
I’ve sunk 120 hours into Satisfactory, not a shooter, resource mining and parts assembly but in FP.

It’s huge and very overwhelming, still in EA but hours worth of content.

I also installed a game I bought called Ostiv, Slavic village builder, just waiting for them to discover England and watch all the men emigrate to become cheap painters in Blackpool.
 
I’ve sunk 120 hours into Satisfactory, not a shooter, resource mining and parts assembly but in FP.

It’s huge and very overwhelming, still in EA but hours worth of content.

I also installed a game I bought called Ostiv, Slavic village builder, just waiting for them to discover England and watch all the men emigrate to become cheap painters in Blackpool.
I’m enjoying Subnautica still.

Satisfactory is very good.
 

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