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i like tactical games and using strategy but not realism because the real world sucks.
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Originally Posted by snoogins View Post
Do you guys really want realistic after being in a war? I am not trying to be disrespectful to anyone, but I would think you guys would want something a little more away from the realistic.. .
It's not about that.. I just hate playing games where everything sounds stupid and guns don't feel right.
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I've always loved guns. Always. And as I've grown up, my love for guns has gone far more into the details than just the "bang bang" as a kid. Ballistics is what I like, real ballistics. When I play a game and fire a scoped rifle, I want to have to compensate for bullet drop (I'd like it more if I also had to compensate for wind and weather, but that ends up more a sim than a game).

Also, after serving in the military, I have a much higher appreciation for realism of tactics. Arma and Operation Flashpoint are both excellent for that. I prefer engagements to have much more real feel to them than the run and gun 'laser' fights of COD.

Now that being said, There are many games I can still very much enjoy without any realism (Borderlands, HALO, Crysis, etc) because they are fun and enjoyable, which COD is not. At least to me. I really enjoyed COD1 and COD2, after that, they got way too... Michael Bay-ish for my taste. The action was made so over the top and out there, that it got incredibly boring. I've played every COD completely through with the exception of Black Ops. I played for a few hours and honestly, the only thing I cared about was ramboing through the mission as fast as possible so I could get the neext cutscene...

That's not a game anymore, that's work.

Also, since someone will mention Multiplayer. I loved Halo 1's multiplayer, I loved the Battlefield series (especially 2 and 2142) and enjoy BC2's multiplayer. But nowadays I rarely buy anything that's Multiplayer only (BF3 will be the huge exception to that). I get tired of the same people on EVERY game, regardless of whether its PC or console. It seems 99% of the people that play are complete douches and/or asshats. There are the 1% that are cool to play with, but I don't feel like wading through the rest to find those people.

Quick example, when I first got BC2 on PC it had been out a while already and I had played a lot of it on 360 before I got this laptop. My buddy and I join a server for new players (was even called something like "Newb starter server" or something to that effect.). We thought "cool, a low-rank server where it wont all be 45+ just owning everything." What happens when we get there? Half the opposing team is in the 40's and just wasting anyone and everyone with all the unlocks. Now we hung around for a while, trying our best, and while I fully admit I'm no god at fps's, I can decently hold my own. When we asked why there were so many high-ranks on a "lowbie" server, we got the typical 13 year old responses that you'd expect in other games. I've found that the more realistic the game, the less immature players due to them not wanting to learn, and just wanting to go 'bang bang'

I may sound like I'm complaining, and in reality I am, but for me, I prefer a much more 'mature' player base than most 'non-realistic' FPS's cater to. So I'll stick with my Arma and OFP (and hope that BF3 doesn't get filled with immature young'ns) and the rest of the world can have their CODs and HALOs (I haven't liked the MP for Halo since 1 and now only get them for the SP).

And that is why I prefer realism in my shooters.

tl;dr I like real gun and bullet ballistics/physics and hate the typical shooter fanbase in multiplayer.
 
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Because I want to play something nice, not lazer fights... and commando pro lameness
I also agree. And your second post i also agree. I cant wait for BF3. BC2 is a lot of fun! Upgrading my comp for this game a total of 1700$
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I vouch for realism when it comes to gun and bullet physics yeah, and there's the fact that my little cousin is so absorbed by how much he "owns" in COD (where ANYBODY with half an attention span can get a kill, IMO), he actually thinks he can get in the military with his skills.
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I vouch for realism when it comes to gun and bullet physics yeah, and there's the fact that my little cousin is so absorbed by how much he "owns" in COD (where ANYBODY with half an attention span can get a kill, IMO), he actually thinks he can get in the military with his skills.
He sounds like the type that would end up holding the pistol wrong and getting the webbing between his thumb and index finger torn out by the slide...
 
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I love the quote so much its in my sig. great success!
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Yes because an FPS where the knife is the most powerful weapon is more entertaining than an FPS where you can blow entire buildings apart and pilot tanks...

Not that I'm a big BFBC2 fan or anything, but... come on.
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I personally play both...realistic and unrealistic too...
It's not the same when you play Red Orchestra or Operation Flashpoint series or MW or BBC2...

It's not the same when you're in a tank with three other guys trying to coordinate the attack with ton of other people...

They have their pros and cons...I like realism more because for me it is more rewarding...

In the end it is just a personal preference someone is looking for fun...someone is looking for hard core realism...

...same thing with LockOn and IL2 vs HAWX and Ace Combat
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People who say they want realistic games, usually mean semi-realistic.
A truly realistic game would be boring as hell, games like ARMA and the original Operation Flashpoint get close but it's still a game.
A game can never bring a completely realistic experience, in order to keep it fun you have to make it unrealistic.
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