Average User Score: 7.9Oct 24, 2013The heist has come back and you choose how!
Overkill software has just released its new head title, the sequel of the decent PayDay. But IThe heist has come back and you choose how!
Overkill software has just released its new head title, the sequel of the decent PayDay. But I am not here to talk about the past.
PayDay 2 impress you since the first minutes thanks to its fast-paced 4 players co-op gameplay. But that's not just kill the bad cops and take the money.
It offers 18 total heits and they go from the classic bank heist to steal paintings inside a museum or to bring a senator into a bad gate made of coke and scandals you have to create or share to the public.
It has nice graphics, even if not shocking, but it does the job thanks to filters and the engine can put the game to 120-135FPS with many cops on the screen even with mid-end hardware configurations. Just AA is missing but filter usage covers it quite well.
Cool sound effects, adrenaline is set to the max with assault soundtrack, get together with a nice co-op oriented gameplay. Basically, no matter if you choose how to complete the mission, or the day (in fact missions can be made of one, two or three days at present), if you co-op you rock, if you don't you fail, or get arrested if you prefer. Missions are dynamic, so point of interests can change in location and make it harder or easier. Rewards are based on the difficulty level you choose and it increases if you make the job at "Pro" way, in which if you fail you can't retry. Stealth is also the best way, when possible but often it is, to complete missions without killing tons of ordinary and special cops.
Online mode (I won't spend words about offline mode, that is definetely not the mean the game has meant to be played), called CRIME.NET, is clean and well organized. Just lobbies are a little bugged but when you play everything runs extremely fluid. The game is ourtsince few days and it has already got several patches so it seems support is good too. 5 DLCs are planned for this year. Pay day has come, time to get your reward, FUN!"
Average User Score: 7.3Oct 24, 2013Placebo effect is great in some reviews, that's why I will put 1 to this, to balance it.
Reality is that this game is just a shame. I am aPlacebo effect is great in some reviews, that's why I will put 1 to this, to balance it.
Reality is that this game is just a shame. I am a fan of Arma series or, better, if it could be playable.
This just CAN'T be playable. Many people here are affected by placebo effect. I have tried EVERYTHING posted here, change in FPS was just minimal. FX-8350 and GTX580 (SLI) here. I score 10K+ at 3DMark11 but I can't play good Arma 3 LOL.
I have really TRIED every single thing, from command lines to .cfg files, to all game options of course.
Changes are minimal. I can play all games perfectely. They just play smooth. This doesn't.
Not just it does (AND NEVER, no matter which settings) barely use around 40% CPU and maybe 45-50% GPUs power but it just can't do more.
It is the same exact engine of Operation Flashpoint. They just put some polish in it (and it even look worse than Arma 2, really nice job).
This is just a shame and not, this is not because it is an early version, as it was not the beta or the alpha state.
This game just CAN'T go well, and don't tell me to change CPU. I don't have to change CPU, it is an high end one. It is Bohemia that has to change, and completely.
Fortunately metacritic scores quite get the point. 6.X is good for it, it can't deserve more, it is ridiculous to pay for this NOT optimized at all product and many people still are at Bohemia Interactive side. It is not because the game is HUGE, it has nothing to do with it. It is just bad programmed.
20+ players are just the standard nowadays and no matter how much good the server is, it will just do low FPS but, anyway, it manage to be hard also in singplayer with little buildings in front of you. Altis of course is far worse that Stratis making it almost unplayable with 20+ players (lol what's the point in having a 219083109km² map without an engine that can't handle effectively more than 20 players?)
Please, do a flavour to yourself, DO NOT BUY IT and don't believe there are optimizations around that can '''fix''' performance. NONE OF THEM ACTUALLY WORKS. It is the game!
JMTC of course but I am forced to post this to community, it is a moral duty.
Thanks for reading.