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post #21 of 97
Well, I was going to hold off on buying Crysis 2 until it's price fell to sub $40 levels.
I was never even going to buy Homefront.

As disappointed as I was in Crysis 2, I'd still take it over Homefront.

BF3 must hurry up already! That's a game I'd pay $60 for...
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BS. I remember ten years ago when PC games were $30.
New releases of major titles were still about $50 in 2001. In fact, they have been $50 or more since the 1980's.
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Final Fantasy XIII dropped to $5 in Japan.

If games where priced by fun factor most games would cost $5.
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Do not try and give me the hour of entertainment per cost argument ... movie producers put way more effort into the much shorter forms of entertainment than game dev do.
Lol. so you pay for the amount of effort developers put in as opposed to how much fun you get out of the experience. That's just bizzare
post #25 of 97
Well the low steam numbers could be explained, in Europe, this game is not ready for another 12 hours to play.
post #26 of 97
I played the Multiplayer for 20ish minutes. It's pretty good, imo..
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WOW is that game bad?
Read the article actually..........

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Word from THQ is that the game moved over 375,000 units in the first day of sales, and both the publisher and developer are happy with the start that the game is off to. In addition, THQ has indicated that they are already starting to receive re-orders for the title from some retailers. (Want to bet that those retailers include Wal-mart and Amazon?)
    
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post #28 of 97
Lol... knew game would be a flop.
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post #29 of 97
I was expecting amazing, and all I did was waste 50 dollars.
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Its not a game of the year or anything, but its a lot of fun.

The campaign is short about 3 1/2 hours on Normal, depending on how much you get killed on Hard its about 4 or 5.

It feels like a blend of Half-Life 2 atmosphere, with Call of Duty 4 gameplay.

The multiplayer feels good too. If you like Bad Company 2, its a downgrade tactically, but I personally can no longer stand Bad Company 2. I really don't like having to pump 3 sniper rifle bullets into one guy to kill him, or getting killed by shotgun snipers. This also is a step-up from Call of Duty arena style death match, with wide open territories. Some of the Maps are perfect for 32 v 32, yet the highest I have seen is 16 v 16. Which is not terrible. Did I mention a return of low ping? We have servers pinging anywhere from 2 - 2000, with most in the US at a steady 25-30. It was most refreshing to see that.

People kept complaining of spawn camping snipers. I think this is just the server they have been playing on, I have not once been killed re-spawning. However there are some spawning issues. For instance, you will eventually spawn and then see the entire team switch sides (dynamic spawn) and you were the last one to spawn from your team on this side of the map. I just immediately crouch/prone and wait for them to pass by hehe.

There is also a blend of regular/hardcore mode. You don't get to choose either, but you have less health than a regular FPS, but more health than hardcore. I personally enjoy it. A sniper shot kills a person. Then 3 or 4 assault rifle shots kill a person, 2 to 5 pistol shots, head shots count, and you get a flak vest ala purchase menu (CS:S-esque), which adds about two bullets to all. Except head shots pretty much. There are currently only two modes, TDM and Ground Control (very similar to BC2.)

Weapons? The weapons are really there for your personal preference. You can kill anybody with anything. Much more akin to Call of Duty 4, where each weapon is more of a flavor. There is a bit of a learning curve with BC2, and sometimes you spend the first levels just dying and dying. Anybody can jump into Homefront and start winning. It rewards players with personal skill, however, you will not win Ground Control, without taking a control point. Camping has its uses but you will get pummeled.

You also have vehicles. These are obtained also after earning some points in the game. You get points for kills, impressive kills/multi-kills/killstreaks, drone takedowns, other vehicle destruction, assists, GC control. There are killstreaks, but there is no aimbotting invincible chopper coming to kill everyone while you sit snug and safe. All the points you get add up and you pre-choose which stuff you can buy in the armory, a combo of Call of Duty 4 and CS:S. If you think a napalm/white phosphorus strike would be more appropriate (good anti-personnel) than an RPG, you pre-select between matches, and once you earn enough points, you purchase your choices in game. The prices reflect how potent they are. You also have team spendable points... getting pummeled in spawn? Respawn as a TANK! Of course you have to have enough points from kills and objectives to get this, so if you are on a really one-sided match, that strategy isn't going to happen.

Dedicated servers for the win? Supports some types of modding and DLC, and I would anticipate this game will be played in Segments much like HL 2 ended up being. Rather than buying a whole new game, you will purchase a DLC for the campaign.

A couple of patches are in the works. Global Stats / Leaderboards are working. There are over 100,000 players as of last night. This game was not only released on STEAM people.

For $50 bucks, I got this game, plus a copy of Metro2033. That was a good deal for me, as Metro is going for $40 on STEAM. I just think I got both games for $25, and for this, I immediately feel satisfied for my money.

I do wish the game was longer though, I was getting into the story, and as it unfolds, it unfolds very similar to the dynamics of real war. The truth is, no matter how awesome you are doing yourself, you are just a small soldier/rebel in this huge conflict, and you feel insignificant somewhat towards the end of the game. Its a welcome change from the I am going to stop WW3 by myself route.
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