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  1. Reflexx's Avatar
    I love the idea of mixing in AI controlled characters. It makes it appear much bigger in scale, while still being able to add a sense of control for the developer. It can help them create a narrative in a multiplayer game.

    I think it also makes it more friendly to casual gamers.

    Everyone wants to get some kills. But some people just aren't all that good. But everyone can kill bots.

    When the stats come up, people still know who's good and who isn't. But at least the newer players don't feel as intimidated and may stick around a while. But if they see that they had zero kills and 15 deaths they may just give up.
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    06-18-2013 12:58 PM
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  5. martinmc78's Avatar
    Good article. Cant wait for other titles to start taking advantage of the Azure servers. Will also be great to jump on a game on release day and not have to wait ages for a game due to servers overloading.
    06-25-2013 02:55 AM
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  8. MerlotC's Avatar
    I concur.

    Game Critics Awards
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    07-02-2013 01:39 PM
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    Pressures on to deliver!
    07-02-2013 03:51 PM
  10. Mystictrust's Avatar
    Is anybody else a little miffed that a number of people are calling this "CoD with mechs"? Like... "Just take call of duty, add mechs, you're done". This doesn't just seem like a generic shooter to me (unless I've just got the wrong perspective here)
    07-02-2013 04:44 PM
  11. MerlotC's Avatar
    Even from the short gameplay we've been shown so far, it definitely is not "just COD with mechs". If it was perceived that way by the game critics, it wouldn't have cleaned up the awards like it did. I cant wait for release!
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    07-02-2013 06:36 PM
  12. Mystictrust's Avatar
    It's horrible over on Joystiq. People are accusing game critics of being "dudebro gamers" just voting on the next call of duty and whatnot. Saying the industry is doomed, etc. Nice to hear a voice of reason. I am excited, as well. It's got some wonderful gameplay mechanics I can't wait to try out.
    07-02-2013 09:22 PM
  13. smoledman's Avatar
    It's horrible over on Joystiq. People are accusing game critics of being "dudebro gamers" just voting on the next call of duty and whatnot. Saying the industry is doomed, etc. Nice to hear a voice of reason. I am excited, as well. It's got some wonderful gameplay mechanics I can't wait to try out.
    Have the gaming websites gone insane? Except for Polygon, which is an oasis of reason.
    07-03-2013 01:47 AM
  14. martinmc78's Avatar
    COD with mechs is a bit harsh - Modern Warfare 2 with mechs might be more apt. At its core that's all it is.

    Im not saying im not looking forward to it and I will be purchasing on the day of release and yes all the cloud stuff they are doing with NPC's and AI is great but...

    A leopard cant change its spots. Even if its got a big robotic cannon on its back - its still a leopard.
    07-03-2013 03:11 AM
  15. Robert Carpenter's Avatar
    COD with mechs is a bit harsh - Modern Warfare 2 with mechs might be more apt. At its core that's all it is.

    Im not saying im not looking forward to it and I will be purchasing on the day of release and yes all the cloud stuff they are doing with NPC's and AI is great but...

    A leopard cant change its spots. Even if its got a big robotic cannon on its back - its still a leopard.
    I think that you are mistakenly comparing it to Modern Warfare 2.

    What elements does this game have that is similar to Modern Warfare 2? Out of those elements, which elements exist in EVERY FPS?

    This game has absolutely no similarities to Modern Warfare 2 or any Call of Duty game. Anyone who thinks that is simply getting confused between game elements that exist in every first-person shooter.

    This game involves guns, multiplayer, and maps. That's about as far as the similarities go....
    07-03-2013 09:09 AM
  16. martinmc78's Avatar
    I think that you are mistakenly comparing it to Modern Warfare 2.

    What elements does this game have that is similar to Modern Warfare 2? Out of those elements, which elements exist in EVERY FPS?

    This game has absolutely no similarities to Modern Warfare 2 or any Call of Duty game. Anyone who thinks that is simply getting confused between game elements that exist in every first-person shooter.

    This game involves guns, multiplayer, and maps. That's about as far as the similarities go....
    What I was getting at is that its more than likely to "feel" like modern warfare 2 as in it will play like the last proper infinity ward game. Which in no way is a bad thing, I think I put more hours in on MW2 multiplayer than I did on halo reach.

    If you've played anything after MW2 you know what im on about. The team led by West and Zampella had "something" that the rest of the series hasn't had.

    These are all assumptions and opinions though until we actually get our hands on the game.
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    07-03-2013 09:17 AM
  17. Robert Carpenter's Avatar
    What I was getting at is that its more than likely to "feel" like modern warfare 2 as in it will play like the last proper infinity ward game. Which in no way is a bad thing, I think I put more hours in on MW2 multiplayer than I did on halo reach.

    If you've played anything after MW2 you know what im on about. The team led by West and Zampella had "something" that the rest of the series hasn't had.

    These are all assumptions and opinions though until we actually get our hands on the game.
    I was ranked 15,000 in the world at one time on MW2, I definitely know what you mean. No matter what, I have no doubt that it's going to be a series that gets a sequal and probably even a third installment. I know the game-mechanics and gameplay is destined to impress the crowd.

    I'm just really hoping they focus as much on the actual storyline. Halo is a game that had very unique gameplay, but what really pushed it above other games and kept it around was the level of detail and quality of the storyline. This is where every Call of Duty game has always slacked in my opinion, even Call of Duty 4 =/
    07-03-2013 09:25 AM
  18. bilzkh's Avatar
    I hope they support Titanfall with a solid backstory, even though there is no single-player campaign. A story could be incorporated via side-story games (on Windows Phone perhaps?) as well as freebies such as animated shorts, comics, novellas, etc. The immersive storytelling of Halo is what got me and many of my friends onto following the series, even though only 1 of us owned an Xbox 360 we logged tons and tons of hours on Halo.
    07-03-2013 09:27 AM
  19. Robert Carpenter's Avatar
    I hope they support Titanfall with a solid backstory, even though there is no single-player campaign. A story could be incorporated via side-story games (on Windows Phone perhaps?) as well as freebies such as animated shorts, comics, novellas, etc. The immersive storytelling of Halo is what got me and many of my friends onto following the series, even though only 1 of us owned an Xbox 360 we logged tons and tons of hours on Halo.
    LOL, look at my post right above yours. Said the same exact thing. Gameplay and features is what makes a great new game. A great story is what keeps it around.
    07-03-2013 09:30 AM
  20. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    What I was getting at is that its more than likely to "feel" like modern warfare 2 as in it will play like the last proper infinity ward game. Which in no way is a bad thing, I think I put more hours in on MW2 multiplayer than I did on halo reach.

    If you've played anything after MW2 you know what im on about. The team led by West and Zampella had "something" that the rest of the series hasn't had.

    These are all assumptions and opinions though until we actually get our hands on the game.
    I, too, put a lot of hours into Modern Warfare 2. However, after playing Black Ops, then going back to it (and after time with MW3 and BO2), I'd say that MW2 was abysmal. MW3 managed to be worse, but MW2 couldn't compare favorably to BO or BO2 to save its life. There was too much garbage in the game to make it look any good, once you played a half-decent alternative. The auto-aiming grenade launchers, the plethora of terrible Perks, and even the paper-like gun sounds made the game REALLY show its problems in retrospect. Really, the only positive about MW2, when looking back on it, was that it had some really good maps.
    07-03-2013 11:37 AM
  21. martinmc78's Avatar
    I, too, put a lot of hours into Modern Warfare 2. However, after playing Black Ops, then going back to it (and after time with MW3 and BO2), I'd say that MW2 was abysmal. MW3 managed to be worse, but MW2 couldn't compare favorably to BO or BO2 to save its life. There was too much garbage in the game to make it look any good, once you played a half-decent alternative. The auto-aiming grenade launchers, the plethora of terrible Perks, and even the paper-like gun sounds made the game REALLY show its problems in retrospect. Really, the only positive about MW2, when looking back on it, was that it had some really good maps.
    Personally I gave up on all the Treyarch instalments after call of duty 3 - that went back to the shop the same day I bought it - not being able to move forward because my path was blocked by a 2 inch high shrub put the nail in the coffin - I have played BO and BO2 with friends - and my reaction is always the same - "this sucks" Let me loose on battlefield 3 or halo - give me a proper game!!!
    07-03-2013 11:46 AM
  22. The Hustleman's Avatar
    I may have to pay close attention to this game

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    07-03-2013 12:08 PM
  23. Robert Carpenter's Avatar
    I may have to pay close attention to this game

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    I don't know why, but this statement is a lot funnier when you look at your avatar. It's a nice touch of authority.
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    07-03-2013 12:43 PM
  24. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    Personally I gave up on all the Treyarch instalments after call of duty 3 - that went back to the shop the same day I bought it - not being able to move forward because my path was blocked by a 2 inch high shrub put the nail in the coffin - I have played BO and BO2 with friends - and my reaction is always the same - "this sucks" Let me loose on battlefield 3 or halo - give me a proper game!!!
    3 was awful, don't get me wrong. Even World at War sucked, outside of Zombies (never owned that one, just played it with my cousin a couple of times). However, the quality of MW2 and MW3, combined with the notoriety that they get, make them the top-2 worst shooters of all time, in my opinion. MW2 was good until something halfway decent came out to shine light on its massive problems (read: Black Ops). MW3 took MW2, left most of the same problems, and added some more, while offering worse maps.

    As for Battlefield, I've made my point on that franchise already. EA's Online Pass shut me down from ever trying Battlefield 3. That it had the Online Pass in it dropped it to the garbage bin right away. Maybe Battlefield 4 will actually get a rental or something, now that the Online Pass is gone, but I've still got my beef with EA for a few reasons, so we'll see.

    Halo, I love. It just got dull after playing it for SO LONG. It's kind-of something where more and more play reveals frustrating flaws, until I eventually have to take a break. That, and they kept adding in horrid game types (Team Throwdown), while removing good ones (rolling Team Regicide in with Team Oddball and whatever the third game was really annoyed myself and those I played with).
    07-03-2013 03:26 PM
  25. martinmc78's Avatar
    3 was awful, don't get me wrong. Even World at War sucked, outside of Zombies (never owned that one, just played it with my cousin a couple of times). However, the quality of MW2 and MW3, combined with the notoriety that they get, make them the top-2 worst shooters of all time, in my opinion. MW2 was good until something halfway decent came out to shine light on its massive problems (read: Black Ops). MW3 took MW2, left most of the same problems, and added some more, while offering worse maps.

    As for Battlefield, I've made my point on that franchise already. EA's Online Pass shut me down from ever trying Battlefield 3. That it had the Online Pass in it dropped it to the garbage bin right away. Maybe Battlefield 4 will actually get a rental or something, now that the Online Pass is gone, but I've still got my beef with EA for a few reasons, so we'll see.

    Halo, I love. It just got dull after playing it for SO LONG. It's kind-of something where more and more play reveals frustrating flaws, until I eventually have to take a break. That, and they kept adding in horrid game types (Team Throwdown), while removing good ones (rolling Team Regicide in with Team Oddball and whatever the third game was really annoyed myself and those I played with).
    I understand your beef with EA, but battlefield 3 has to be one of the best FPS on console. The game dynamic is completely different to anything else and the semi realism pushes it in front of COD. I can see myself putting more hours in on BF4 than any other game purely from my experiences on BF3. Now they've removed the online pass I would recommend picking it up cheaply and getting to grips with it.

    Also love halo although I tend to stick to BTB slayer, SWAT, king of the hill and capture the flag. The one thing that gets me with Halo is that nobody talks!!
    07-04-2013 06:48 AM
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