Average User Score: 3.7Nov 19, 2015FANS OF BATTLEFIELD are unlikely to enjoy this limited, cut down version with little charm when the novelty of the graphics wear off. Well..FANS OF BATTLEFIELD are unlikely to enjoy this limited, cut down version with little charm when the novelty of the graphics wear off. Well.. I am here instead of playing a game I looked forward too for a long time. It just isnt good enough despite some great technology and here's why.
The engine is fantastic and personally I found it incredibly reliable with no crashes.
The problem is, there is something about this game that feels a bit like some of the same mistakes made in hardline when it comes to game play. It lacks options and it is fundamentally NOT enjoyable. EA seem to be moving away from the open game that was BF3, BC2 and BF4 where people had a lot of customisation and gratification from on going development to a very sterile and as linear an environment as one could come up with in an FPS.
Maps feel small in many cases and it almost a case of 2 groups of people charging at it other endlessly in silence as there is no chat of any kind. Not that you need to make a strategy here, there is very limited scope for anything but grenade spam.
Which is just as well because the aimbotting is back with a vengeance in multiplayer. The weapons have no spread or error so aimbotting is incredibly deadly. Grenades are incredibly powerful so almost every map feels like Metro from BF4 only with more intense grenade spam.
There is no going prone, no needed balances of classes, there are no choices to speak of and very little to differentiate you from everyone else. It feels like it doesnt want to be a game but would rather be a movie. Maps are epic looking but still they absolutely lack scope for anything tactical.
Hero characters come and go but really, no one cares, as its a token gesture. Vehicle use is very limited and almost scripted and except for certain modes virtually non existent. Those modes being almost solely about the vehicles. Not that you can do much with them.
There is no ping indications anywhere, so who knows and the matchmaking is not transparent and completely automatic so you have no real control.
Some genius also decided to design all the splash screens etc with a blazing white background. Like they are trying to damage peoples eyes. So you go from creeping about in dark hangars (occasionally) to blazing white backgrounds between games. Who has so little experience that they never played games at night. This is a schoolboys error.
I am a huge Battlefield fan so I was hoping for Battlefield in an open environment. What I got was something that feels like it was designed for consoles only. A game that should have been open and full of possibilities but someone managed to make as linear and sterile as possible. Spectacularly missed opportunity.
I wouldn't even say its a great tech demo because the game feels so limited much of the time. I would very much like to get a refund and would not regret never playing it again.… Expand
Average User Score: 5.4Nov 14, 2015If you are not comfortable with modding and tinkering with the ini file, you might want to skip this one even if you liked all the falloutIf you are not comfortable with modding and tinkering with the ini file, you might want to skip this one even if you liked all the fallout games prior. You could reply fallout 3 and mod it for more content to achieve something very similar. Indeed, the game is unplayable without modding anyway as it is clearly hampered by its not to run on a console. It even feels a bit small now we have got used to having enough in game real estate to swing a cat.
The story and the characters have been further sanitzed and made almost as character free as possible. This is fallout for the Middle East, afraid to offend anyone or challenge anyone with strong interesting characters behaving in character in a setting of this time. It is like global nuclear war never happened and I just popped into town for a Cappucino. I think this fear of doing anything at all for offending anyone at all (the ladies in this game either look like they are just going to church or are the children of good people being a little bit rebellious. Hardly the aftermath of generations of struggle in a post nuclear world Sure people do shoot at you a bit but even that is so random that there is nothing to connect with or make you care.
It is hard to put a finger on it but the game feels smaller in 2015 (though the total KM simulated may even be the same as FO3 (which I also thought was too small) but it feels smaller in 2015 when I was expecting, more and bigger.
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This engine / environment does feel quite dated now and I think it is time for a new engine. Physics does weird stuff, quest dialogues are fiddly and can be easily bugged. Many people report performance issues but personally, I haven't had any (playing on a machine with multiple Titan X's however, SLI is not engaged as it is not an option and I havent yet been running it on my Gsynch enabled 144hz monitor. There are a lot of reports at massive bugging at "high" frame rates. Coming from a console background, that could be any number of hz from 1980 on to the present day as TVs have not changed much in this regard. .
Not going to list all of the bugs here, suffice to say, there are a huge amount. It is fallout after all, much of the game is based upon getting through a section without a bug stopping you or saving enough in different saves so you dont have to start out again.
Keybinding is a notable disaster..
AI - erm, what AI? It can barely get enemies through a building from one side to the other, forget the need for any clever strategy here. It is as dated as the rest of the engine.
Let us be honest though, we bought this knowing that Bethesda have not been able to make a game for PC for a decade. So no wonder their engine seems frozen in time as that is the nature of the dinosaurs it has to run with. So, why am I still not unhappy?
Modding is still wide open. So while Bethesda cant actually put together a bug free game they have enabled another world builder that is pretty accessible for those with the will to make it alright.
Fix the fps limit, fix the field of view, upgrade the graphics, add content and textures and it starts to come together.
One of the few really tangible and interesting additions is settlement building and development. It is an extremely welcome addition though it doesn't have a much to it as I would like and feels half implemented. and seems to have been implemented in a hurry. For example, the options to build anything bespoke involves some very clumsy components from a few very limited choices greatly limiting your creativity. However, I suspect modders are already hard at work, potentially making this a much deeper addition to the game that at first appears.
Fully voiced dialogue. For me, it doesn't add anything to the game in terms of immersion but I know many people found it odd that it was never in Fallout 3 so I suppose it is a matter of taste.
It looks as though the Fallout series has run out of Steam. *no pun intended, oh ok, just a little one.… Expand
Average User Score: 2.0Jun 23, 2015This game is proof that consumer protection laws desperately need to be updated. It is a scam. There is no other way to say it. TheyThis game is proof that consumer protection laws desperately need to be updated. It is a scam. There is no other way to say it. They developed a game to run on a platform and did nothing to make it appropriate to another but sold it anyway. Self regulation is a myth and this proves it. We need tough legislation, particularly updated to deal with online sellers of trash/scam software like this.
Do you need an example of why you game on a PC instead of a console? This is it. This thing is an abomination. It is utterly pathetic. I can only thank god I didn't buy it any my half wit brother in law did. Ironically, trying to demonstrate that there are console games which are not terrible! I did warn him this would be a console abomination but oh my, they really outdid any other game I can think of. So, thanks for giving me endless ammunition and proving my point and finally shutting my brother in law up. (I might actually convert him to PC finally if he can actually manage to type in a password to login).
Firstly, its locked at a very pathetic 30 fps to try an give some equivalency between a piece of budget crap and something made since the Roman empire collapsed. Secondly somehow, to my amazement, it cant even manage that on a rig with 2 water cooled Titan X's on it running at 1550mhz and above. I am not joking! It really cant. A priceless moment given the scenario. Even baby bro in law isn't that dumb that he hasn't seen the difference in most games. But not this.
Don't even start me on the field of view. Normally I start with this but in this case, the fundamental game is not a product fit for launch nor purchase. Demand a refund!
Seriously, its mindboggling. This company could probably develop a program for running basic calculus(Other wise known as a calculator) and have it fail to run on the same machine).
I cant remember a scam of this scale since the Ponzi Scheme and colonial marines.
Buy it just after your frontal lobotomy. It has no redeeming qualities.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.3Jun 10, 2015Updating my review following the release of the latest 1.1 patch. This is more like it. Many of the issues which should not have been thereUpdating my review following the release of the latest 1.1 patch. This is more like it. Many of the issues which should not have been there have gone. Lots of nice new content added and it really is a true successor to Dungeon Keeper. Great job and a must have game.
Performance issues addressed. The game runs much faster and loads in a quarter of the time it used to.
Multiplayer is now properly implemented.
There are a lot of new maps for skirmish modes.
Possession of minions is now very much more fun.
General defence rebalancing worked out well.… Expand
Average User Score: 9.1May 19, 2015More open, ok graphics though not what I was hoping for. Spend less time looking at Geralts back than in TW2 but still this pathetic consoleMore open, ok graphics though not what I was hoping for. Spend less time looking at Geralts back than in TW2 but still this pathetic console field of view and no field of view slider in 2015!! Damn consoles holding everyone back a decade and turning a lot of people off gaming in general.
PC gamers run current hardware that can cope with a decent field of view in whatever resolution they run at. I don't expect to be limited by developers too lazy or cheap to rework textures to provide a decent field of view. You cant even move the camera back a bit.
The environment is well done, yet somehow, that just makes it more annoying that your playing at such as bad field of view. Doubt I will finish it, way too annoying and I have a PC precisely because gaming in the ridiculous field of view forced on consoles is really distracting. What a waste.… Expand
Average User Score: 4.3Apr 15, 2015Tedious & Repetetive would be a simple summary.
You can really get a good feel for it in about an hour and the gameplay is so bland theTedious & Repetetive would be a simple summary.
You can really get a good feel for it in about an hour and the gameplay is so bland the experience should stop there.
It is ill thought out with zero depth and no delivery upon a promising idea. The weapon choices are dull. There is very little difference round to round and there is very little balancing.
The AI on the un played human characters is pretty good (There I found a positive somehow)
However, generally it is terrible. Boring weapons, boring situations a boring execution of a thoroughly tedious game with very little content and myriad ways to try to rip you off for more cash adding financial abuse to the insult of having purchased this vapourware in the first place.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.7Apr 9, 2015What one might call " a gilded Turd".
Looks very nice, has high production values etc but it is extremely generic, and it has no real usp.What one might call " a gilded Turd".
Looks very nice, has high production values etc but it is extremely generic, and it has no real usp. It is very similar to other similar games but its been done a million times before and better. This is mainly because it is linear to the point that after a short while I didnt see the point in my being there as it obviously wanted to be playing a certain way. The strategic choices are very limited. Basically its boring, very generic. No bugs, no issues, performance is fine, its just dull and lifeless.… Expand
Average User Score: 5.8Jan 21, 2015I really want to like this but frankly its impossible. The Graphics on PC are really really good. The voice acting is fine. Even the field ofI really want to like this but frankly its impossible. The Graphics on PC are really really good. The voice acting is fine. Even the field of view is better than some cross platform games.
However, sadly, its still cross platform. It has been designed by people that do not truly love what they do. This much is obvious. It ticks boxes, it doesn't play like a classic.
Simply put, it is very boring. Games like Skyrim which can be modded get away with being imperfect simply by being open. This has Origin behind it so it already starts life with a massive negative against it but then you actually find it is everything you fear a game delivered by EA might be. Bland, lacking immersion and lightweight in every way.
Very obviously, EA has hired a lot of people to spam sites with positives and allegedly only given critics a copy early if they agreed to a positive or no review.
Its crap. Really. Bland, empty, characterless crap. Now this is why people don't buy games for their Xbox, now they are probably making PC gamers feel like giving up too.… Expand
Average User Score: 5.8Dec 28, 2014Another Crapcom effort.
They are writing games for games arcades with a game play style that it is 20 years out of date. If you loveAnother Crapcom effort.
They are writing games for games arcades with a game play style that it is 20 years out of date. If you love Resident Evil, you probably still wont like this. If you saw RE5, just pass this by as the game play is about the same.
A lot of press, E, Press this button or that button in line with screen prompts in place of actual game play so they have made the mistake of quite a few other bad games that found their way to console. Did someone tell these devs that console gamers are so lacking in wit that they need to even be told which button to press when instead of actually playing the game?
It has the awful limited field of view that marks a poorly made console port no one bothered to port properly.
It is extremely linear
It lacks an actual game experience behind the "press this key" "press that key". It is a little bit like a 3D version of the very old game Dragons Lair. There is basically no game to play here.
Truly terrible and an example of everything that has created a rift between PC gaming and consoles. indeed it was crap like this which drove many of us to the PC in the first place.
Even mega cheap on steam, this was not worth paying for. Even the act of downloading this game would have been too much investment for the actual game experience provided.… Expand
Average User Score: 5.6Oct 24, 2014Really like many things about this game. It IS the true successor of many RTS games. However, it has one fundamental problems and thisReally like many things about this game. It IS the true successor of many RTS games. However, it has one fundamental problems and this manifests in pretty much a one strategy solution in most starter situations which detracts from the whole experience. Xerg Xerg Xerg. If your on a planet with one or two others at the start. Build bot factores and xerg. If the opposition do not, the fastest xerg wins. This is disappointing for me as I hoped for a broader tool kit. The problem is that defence is pretty mute at the moment until later in the tech development so early on. You can simply xerg to win which often makes you think your literally playing the same game you already played before, but with some new sprites.
The multi planet element is great, the range of weapons is nice yet, all of this is not balanced well. Offensive and defensive has not been balanced at all for the early game and the whole Xerg thing should have been avoided to make it a lot more fun to play, particularly in multiplayer as I don't like following the same formula for a win. I would prefer a bit more variety. There are exceptions depending on the setup but the basic issues with defence being nominal is a problem even now (October 2014)… Expand