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Offline Jesse James

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Re: Xbox One
« Reply #90 on: November 24, 2015, 09:05 PM »
OK, so I got BF this weekend, and the kids got COD.  Nice way to compare/contrast.

I gotta say, I feel more to the negative now on BF...  Here's my list of beefs, which kind of reinforce the above ones.

-Characters/classes/weapons are not nearly upgradeable enough.  If you're familiar with COD, you can beef up your weapons and your character with different abilities, and while you can do that in BF, you can't do it enough.  They really needed to invent some new weapons for this game, and not hem themselves in on what is shown in the films only.  I mean they're sending you out with things like a Jawa ion gun and things.  It's silly that they didn't get creative and just pulled from the universe's existing weapons.  Hell, delve into the EU if you have to, but move out of the movies, and make them customizable!  Different sites, invent suppressors, etc.  Make it work.

And character classes...  I want more than just a guy with a jetpack.  I want faster guys, stronger (IE: "tanks") guys like wookiees, etc.  Make scout classes, scout sniper classes, tech/demo classes, infantry, heavy infantry, etc., etc.  They kinda do it, but half-assed.  Not nearly as complex/layered as other games (COD, basically).  Add in some innovation and they could've made this Star Wars-focused and not just a skin to an existing game like COD or BF.

-Maps...  biggest complaint, easily, is lack of content/environments.  You have a plethora of EU to dip into.  You have a ton of amazing worlds, and even stations/ships to pick from that you could've built your maps on.  You didn't even do a friggin' storyline/SP to this game, so why would you not do things like make a map of the Death Star?  Other  games give a LOT more in the initial launch.  I get the DLC is coming, but you're gonna basically repay for this game when it's available and that just flat out blows.  They didn't deliver nearly enough maps.

-Vehicle Combat...  Feels fairly worthless and unbalanced IMO, but maybe that's just me.  Just didn't hold much appeal after one or two rounds of it, and I went right back to ground combat.

Basically it's GORGEOUS, and it's Star Wars, so there's this part of it that I inherently enjoy.  That said, if you've not bought this, I'd say don't.  It's over-hyped by a mile and a half to me. 

At the same time, the kids got COD...  I enjoyed it much more.  I may not be as young as I used to be and COD is harder and harder to play MP, but the SP was fun and the MP I seemed to get back into well enough.  My K/D is ****, but it's **** in BF too and there's less strategy in BF I found.  At least I could find a groove in COD.  BF was all run/gun mostly, and you don't even run as quickly with any character change.  ::)

I'm wishing I'd waited on BF, but I'll live.  First game I've bought in ages.  I'll play it, but at this point I feel like it's mostly for inspiration to make cargo boxes and stuff I see around me.  It REALLY is pretty.  It's got immersive (and LARGE) environments to explore.  But you're in a FPS, so you're getting tore up while you stare at the butterflies.  I've found fun with BF, but I'd definitely have waited knowing what I know now.
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Re: Xbox One
« Reply #91 on: November 24, 2015, 09:56 PM »
So....still better than Force Commander?   ;D
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Re: Xbox One
« Reply #92 on: November 24, 2015, 10:57 PM »
Actually, and in all honesty Matt, no.  :-\

For me that argument would be that FC had no real competition...  It was what it was, and no game save for much later EAW compared.  This...  I'd rather just play COD or Titanfall.   :-X

It's purdy though, and as customizing inspiration goes, it's kinda like Force Commander. :)

It made me want to make boxes.  Just random boxes.

It is very much like Force Commander in that it was greatly hyped, and a major letdown ultimately.  :P
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Re: Xbox One
« Reply #93 on: December 17, 2015, 10:26 AM »
Xbox announced the initial lineup of backwards-compatible games today here. Launches Thursday.

More BC titles added today

Braid
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Doritos Crash Course
Fable III
Halo: Reach
Hydro Thunder
Iron Brigade
Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days
Motocross Madness
Ms. Pac-Man
Peggle
Portal: Still Alive
Spelunky
'Splosion Man
Ticket to Ride
Zuma's Revenge
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Re: Xbox One
« Reply #94 on: December 23, 2015, 01:31 AM »
Couple I'm into but not a lot this round...  Anxious for more though.
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Re: Xbox One
« Reply #95 on: July 20, 2016, 07:25 AM »
Holy ****, so many games added to the BC list since last December

  • Aegis Wing
  • Age of Booty
  • Alan Wake
  • Alan Wake's American Nightmare
  • Altered Beast
  • Anomaly Warzone Earth
  • Aqua
  • Assassin's Creed
  • Babel Rising
  • Blood Knights
  • Bloodforge
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops
  • Carcassonne
  • Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
  • The Cave
  • Comic Jumper
  • Comix Zone
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • Crystal Quest
  • Dark Souls
  • Dark Void
  • Dead Space
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut
  • Dig Dug
  • Domino Master
  • Doom 3 BFG Edition
  • Double Dragon Neon
  • DuckTales Remastered
  • Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project
  • Dungeons and Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara
  • Faery: Legends of Avalon
  • Fallout: New Vegas
  • Final Fight: Double Impact
  • Flashback
  • Flock!
  • Foul Play
  • Frogger
  • Frogger 2
  • Galaga
  • Galaga Legions DX
  • Garou: Mark of the Wolves
  • Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved
  • Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime
  • Go! Go! Break Steady
  • Grid 2
  • Gripshift
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • Half-Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax
  • Halo Wars
  • Hexic 2
  • I Am Alive
  • Interpol: The Trail of Dr. Chaos
  • Jeremy McGrath's Offroad
  • Jet Set Radio
  • Joe Danger: Special Edition
  • The King of Fighters '98 Ultimate Match
  • Lazy Raiders
  • Left 4 Dead
  • Left 4 Dead 2
  • LEGO Batman: The Videogame
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  • Mars: War Logs
  • Monaco: What's Yours Is Mine
  • Monopoly Plus
  • MX vs. ATV Reflex
  • Outland
  • Pac-Man
  • Phantasy Star II
  • Portal 2
  • Puzzlegeddon
  • Rayman Origins
  • Red Dead Redemption
  • Red Faction: Battlegrounds
  • Runner2
  • Saints Row IV
  • Sam & Max Beyond Time and Space
  • Sam & Max Save the World
  • Samurai Shodown II
  • Sega Bass Fishing
  • Skullgirls: Encore
  • Small Arms
  • Sonic & Knuckles
  • Sonic the Fighters
  • Soulcalibur
  • Soulcalibur II HD Online
  • Space Giraffe
  • SSX
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II
  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2
  • Texas Hold 'em
  • Tour de France 2009: The Official Game
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  • Unbound Saga
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Re: Xbox One
« Reply #96 on: July 20, 2016, 06:35 PM »
Red Dead, black ops, TFU I&II, Halo Wars...  Lotta good stuff there.
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Re: Xbox One
« Reply #97 on: July 22, 2016, 02:07 PM »
More games added to BC yesterday:

  • Bionic Commando Rearmed 2
  • Capcom Arcade Cabinet
  • Crystal Defenders
  • Fret Nice
  • NeoGeo Battle Coliseum
  • Pac-Man Museum
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II

And just in case anyone here hasn't seen it yet, here's the new Xbox One S, coming out next month:





And there's gonna be another new Xbox One coming out late next year.
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Re: Xbox One
« Reply #98 on: August 19, 2016, 02:30 PM »
So I finally bit the bullet and purchased an Xbox one elite this week.  It took me a bit of time to transfer my profile over and it's been installing Halo 5 and the masterchief collection for the past day and a half.  It's already used 20% of the ont TB drive and it's only got those two games and Mass Effect loaded.

I will actually get some game playing time tonight, but so far I'm not overly impressed.
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Re: Xbox One
« Reply #99 on: August 22, 2016, 09:47 AM »
The download speeds are RIDICULOUSLY slow. It took me 12 hours to download Red Dead Redemption last month, which is ridiculous considering I own the physical copy of the game. My Internet speeds aren't great by any means but the system limits download speeds to roughly 15MB/s. Really sad.
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Re: Xbox One
« Reply #100 on: August 22, 2016, 09:52 AM »
It feels like the 360 also limited download speeds and I have fios. It always took forever to get it's stupid system updates. My ps3 updates a lot faster. Also, why do publishers make you download the entire game even if you have the physical disc because they have patches. Does that mean the physical disc is so flawed that it is completely unplayable upon release? Have they ever heard of Quality Control?
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Re: Xbox One
« Reply #101 on: August 22, 2016, 11:32 AM »
They must not patch the software, and thus force you to download completely fresh versions.

My son and I end up getting in to arguments about screen time and these updates.  He's allowed about an hour of screen time to play xbox and every now and then I tell him to turn off the xbox and he says he hasn't even started yet because he is still waiting for the OS or the game to update.

Not sure why they don't have a function that lets you choose when to apply the updates (maybe the do and we haven't figured it out). 

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Re: Xbox One
« Reply #102 on: August 22, 2016, 12:05 PM »
Also, why do publishers make you download the entire game even if you have the physical disc because they have patches. Does that mean the physical disc is so flawed that it is completely unplayable upon release? Have they ever heard of Quality Control?

The Xbox One doesn't play Xbox 360 discs directly. It's all done through software emulation. The physical 360 disc only serves as a validation tool - that the disc is in the machine. It doesn't do anything beyond that. It's similar to how game installs worked on the 360.
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