Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th Mar 2012 22:29 UTC
Games The rumour mill for the next generation of video game consoles has been churning out some juicy stuff these past few months. While Nintendo has laid most of its cards out on the table, Microsoft and Sony have remained tight-lipped, probably because their consoles are still seeing increased sales. So, we have to rely on rumours, and those rumours have one thing in common: Microsoft and Sony want to eliminate the used games market.
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Soulbender
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2005-08-18

its simply easier to just make another Q3 Arena clone that it is to make a game with good story, excellent characters, decent acting, etc.


Heh, that's exactly my feeling. Every time I download a oss FPS it's the same tired multiplayer arene game. It might look good and run smooth but that's of little consolation. Sure, MP is fun but some of us enjoy games with a good singleplayer campaign and don't want to spend every waking hour on an MP server.

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Darkmage Member since:
2006-10-20

What about Wing Commander Saga: Darkest Dawn? it's very impressive for a fan project. It'd be nice if some more work was put into open content for Freespace 2 since the engine itself has a ton of enhancements and has aged well.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Wing Commander Saga: Darkest Dawn


That's not an FPS, is it?
That said, yes WCS: DS looks very promising.

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bassbeast Member since:
2007-11-11

Its nice but I tried it and without a flightstick, something most of us haven't owned in a decade, its really not all that fun. And again you are talking about a teeny tiny niche as space flight sims died out FOR A REASON and that was because people got tired of those bulky flight sticks that were only good for a handful of games sitting on their desks. Heck i got the free MW 4 given away by Smith and Tinker, do i play it? Nope, because without a stick its just not very fun and with two kids and one in college I simply don't have the time nor the money to waste on a stick that i will use for exactly TWO games, it and the new WC game.

All one has to do is to look at the top sales lists and you can see what genres need to be tackled, FPSes with good story and single player campaigns, Dragon Age style deep single player RPGs, and I'd argue if you are gonna do a flight sim it HAS to have controls at LEAST as easy to use with a KB and mouse as Freelancer, which if you look to this very day new mods are made and servers are populated with players and guilds simply because it DOES play so damned nicely with a standard KB and mouse. Sadly the new WC being based on FS II is really obvious as i have FS II and frankly its not very fun without a stick either, too many buttons and not intuitive at all. With Freelancer you can put that game away for a year and play 2 missions and be capable of putting up a fight, it'll take a good hour and a half of tutorial missions to get FS II back up to speed and even then you feel like you are fighting the controls.

If any game devs are listening? Give me a combo of the craziness of Postal II AND Just Cause II in a FPS and watch the users and money roll in. Forget realism, let me do crazy stuff! Make the game total insanity, let me ride on cars while throwing fire, give me an M16 with a nuke launcher, make it completely nuts! Remember its a GAME and games are supposed to be FUN and watch your userbase explode because I bet there are a TON of guys like me sick of the MW and other FPSes "realism" model and just want a chance to go totally nuts again without being another Q3 Arena clone.

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