Originally Posted by emin911
HAHA my friend ARMOHAMP is in that game, what a small world.
What map is that? Ill try and get the same photos as you for you to compare.
No idea, for the past couple of days all I have been doing is joining games to look at the textures to see how bad they are lol. Don't really know what the maps are called or anything. But I've fixed it at this point, took a third install through steam download to get it to work.
Originally Posted by zamdam
I'm guessing you did something wrong with the install. My install is only taking up 32gb. You said you went from 240 down to 166, that's 74 gb. It's like you installed it 2.2 times.
As far as the graphics go, to me they seem a little better than last years cod.
People are never satisfied. If they would have made a drastic change, people would be complaining that it doesn't feel like cod anymore and when they tweak a little they complain about them not changing it enough.
The only complaint I have is there needs to be more people playing it. The game is fun and has better graphics than BOps2
Not really sure, installed it for a third time through steam and still down to 166GB. But this time the textures and overall quality are normal compared to what I've see from others and heard.
As far as saying graphics are better, I would say it some cases yes and some cases no. There is definitely more going on and more modeling going on the map. There is a lot of stuff to render. As far as calling that better graphics is debatable. When it's all maxed out it looks pretty decent. But to be able to run it at those settings is practically impossible with the awful optimization. Even with a lot of stuff turned off the game still is not locked at 90. There definitely needs to be a patch to fix that along with an fps ulocker and fov changer. On top of proper drivers released to give better performance.
I think Black Ops 2 looked better because it was overall brighter, the color palettes used were nicer. In this game everything blends in so well with each other. Not sure if that was the effect they were going for but it's kind of annoying. You don't play CoD to get a Battlefield experience. You play CoD because it's an arcade shooter which is what makes it fun. They had a good formula, which is why changing too much is kind of redundant. Only problem is, if you are going to change it; at least use a different engine. I'm sure they could get a hold of a modified id Tech 5 engine that would suit the next CoD just well for it.
I have a lot of complaints about actual gameplay but I'm not so sure if the game has equal fun factor as Bo2 at the moment. Black Ops 2 was fun to play all the time. What makes this game not fun to play, is the crappy performance out of cards that were doing 200fps in Bo2. I mean it should be running a lot better. I shouldn't need to go SLI or get a better card just to be able to play the game at 90 fps. Graphically it's at most, equal to Black Ops 2 (minus all the extra filters they added [tessellation, DOF, etc.)] so with all that turned off I should be locked at 90 fps. However I'm not. Which makes pulling plays that came easy in Bo2 extremely difficult. Which forces you to change your gameplay style. Which is not how CoD is supposed to be. Getting multi-kills in Bo2 if you were good was easy. This is because the engine was smooth, and that you achieved good fps which allowed you to quickly and sufficiently take down 4 to 5 enemies at once if you were good enough. In this game however, trying to kill two or more enemies takes a lot of work; I mean trying very hard to be able to do it (not that it cant be done, but you have to put yourself in second gear if you want to do it). That's because it isn't smooth, the framerate cap limits your ability to be able to move that fast. On top of the game mechanics, which made proning, crouching or jumping plays almost impossible to do. Which again, defeats the whole purpose of playing an Arcade shooter. Although I'm pulling a 2.0KD that is climbing up very fast (out of the handful of actual games I got to play). I'm still aggravated by the things they changed to try to make it more "realistic." Again, this isn't BF4. When I want to play BF4 I go to play BF4 - which is a completely different playing style game. When I want to play CoD I expect fast paced, action, that reminds me of my Q3A days. That's why I play CoD. The fact that they slowed down movement speed, made crouching slower, proning slower, jumping in the air slower. Makes all of the practice that you achieved through the previous game practically useless. Forcing you to relearn your playing style. If I'm a 3.0KD player in Bo2 easily, then I should be able to jump onto the next game and be a 3.0KD player just as easily. The fact that I have to try at least 5x hard to pull the plays that I pulled with little to no effort in Bo2 means there is a problem. Most of it is because of the lack of optimization, poor framerate, stuttering, etc. But overall the game feels clunky and less fluent than Bo2 did. People play fast twitch shooters because they developed the muscle memory already and that allows them to be good. If you develop muscle memory and then go to the next iteration of the same game and all the muscle memory you developed doesn't mean anything because you changed so much even ever so slightly - that's sort of annoying.
If they fix the fov, unlock the framerate, and lastly update optimizations for graphics cards (on top of decent driver releases for the game). It will make the game heaps more fun to play. However, this is the main issue. When I run into a room of 3 or 4 guys and I take out the first three, but fail to take out the last one; not
because I'm not good enough but because
it stuttered or skipped and that's the reason why I died. I find it hard to accept that as "fun" - that's pretty ridiculous and absolutely annoying. Problem is, these scenarios don't happen infrequently in the game - they happen all the damn time. Stuff that never happened in Bo2 or at most happened rarely.