nu1mlock's Avatar

nu1mlock profile

636

nu1mlock has recently been playing Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Free Trial

Most played
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt icon

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

11 days 17 hours

Path of Exile icon

Path of Exile

8 days 15 hours

PAYDAY 2 icon

PAYDAY 2

6 days 16 hours


nu1mlock Avatar
nu1mlock commented on
1 Week ago
Dauntless boss on the game and his company - "We cannot go anywhere near putting weapons behind a paywall"Dauntless boss on the game and his company - "We cannot go anywhere near putting weapons behind a paywall"
nu1mlock Avatar
I really like the idea behind the game, so my friends and I have signed up. It all sounds good in theory - I hope they succeed in doing the game that it sounds like. I'm absolutely keeping an eye on this one.
sign in to comment
nu1mlock Avatar
nu1mlock responded to Deadite comment in
1 Week ago
Mass Effect: Andromeda gets second pre-release patch, fixing multiplayer soundMass Effect: Andromeda gets second pre-release patch, fixing multiplayer sound
Deadite Avatar
I did enjoy the trial. This game has a shit ton of flaws but the overall package seems like an enjoyable sci-fi romp. There's no miracle patch that can fix the facial animations or dodgy writing though some of the odd quirks might get smoothed out.

It's going to be a case of whether or not you are willing to overlook the rough edges on this one.
nu1mlock Avatar

I greatly enjoyed all previous Mass Effect games and all previous Dragon Age games (yes, including Dragon Age 2, though I might be in the minority there).


None of them are perfect and all of them have lots of faults, but I thoroughly enjoyed them despite their flaws. I'm hoping I can say the same for Andromeda.


I'm currently downloading the game through Origin Access, so I'm guessing I'll know for sure soon.

sign in to comment
nu1mlock Avatar
nu1mlock responded to QDP2 comment in
2 Weeks ago
Mass Effect: Andromeda gets blockbuster launch trailer, reveals fate of the Golden WorldsMass Effect: Andromeda gets blockbuster launch trailer, reveals fate of the Golden Worlds
QDP2 Avatar
"if you’re an EA and Origin Access member"

Not going to lie, but EVERYONE who is pre-ordering/buying this game should be an Origin Access member. It's £4 for a months subscription, and gives you a 10% discount on all purchases (cheapest version of the game is £50) It is literally cheaper to subscribe to Access for ME's purchase alone than it is to buy the game upfront! Got to love EA.
nu1mlock Avatar

To be fair, I'll be purchasing the game (if it's any good, looking forward to reviews prior to launch) from an official retailer instead, since it's cheaper than if I'd subscribe to Origin Access and purchasing the game directly from EA.

sign in to comment
Kirk McKeand Avatar
Kirk McKeand responded to nu1mlock's comment in
3 Weeks ago
Borderlands 3 could have players travelling to planets other than PandoraBorderlands 3 could have players travelling to planets other than Pandora
nu1mlock Avatar
Plot twist: That character is actually Claptrap.Reply
Kirk McKeand Avatar

You just blew my mind.

sign in to comment
Anakhoresis Avatar
Anakhoresis responded to nu1mlock's comment in
3 Weeks ago
New Windows 10 anti-bloatware update attempts to block installation of Win32 appsNew Windows 10 anti-bloatware update attempts to block installation of Win32 apps
nu1mlock Avatar
People seem to forget that this isn't much different from the current situation where you get a message saying that a downloaded program could be dangerous, and asks if you are sure that you want to start it.

I honestly don't see what the big deal is when they've pretty much just redesigned a pop-up that is already there.Reply
Anakhoresis Avatar

People have become so used to how it is now they're scared of/bothered by essentially the same thing with a new name.


The problem is that tech-oriented websites forget that we are the minority, and the majority of people search for an application or something on google, click the first link, click the first big "DOWNLOAD" button, and then tell their computer to install it.

sign in to comment
nu1mlock Avatar
nu1mlock responded to Levy comment in
3 Weeks ago
New Windows 10 anti-bloatware update attempts to block installation of Win32 appsNew Windows 10 anti-bloatware update attempts to block installation of Win32 apps
Levy Avatar
Microsoft definitely went about this the wrong way. They should already know people are mad about their constant shilling of their appstore. They should have taken a page from Apple's book and kept track of where the install file came from. Something like "this file is from an unknown developer and was downloaded from Firefox, are you sure you wish to install?" You would get the same result they were going with here, a warning for users that the install might not be trusted.
nu1mlock Avatar

What you are saying is how it currently is.

sign in to comment
nu1mlock Avatar
nu1mlock commented on
4 Weeks ago
Steam accounts for over 50% of For Honor's player base, despite cheaper alternativesSteam accounts for over 50% of For Honor's player base, despite cheaper alternatives
nu1mlock Avatar
I doubt that it's primarily because of brand loyalty that more people play the game from Steam. I'd say that the vast majority of players have no idea that you can purchase the game from somewhere else, or that it's cheaper.

The majority of players on Steam aren't smart consumers, they aren't looking around for good prices, they won't wait until reviews of a game has been released before they purchase. They simply don't know of anything other than Steam.
sign in to comment
LordCrash Avatar
LordCrash responded to nu1mlock's comment in
1 Month ago
Halo Wars 2’s physical edition has been cancelled in the USHalo Wars 2’s physical edition has been cancelled in the US
nu1mlock Avatar

I understand what you're saying, but Microsoft doesn't "need" the extra sales - they're not going out of business any time soon because of the extra sales they would've gotten from a Steam release.


I would of course prefer to use Steam as well, but to be honest, I don't care if I download the games from Steam, Uplay, Origin, GOG or any other place for that matter.


Now, the Windows Store absolutely has its issues and it's pretty bad compared to the other digital distribution clients available. It needs more features and it needs to get fixed in other regards as well. Especially removing or make it easy to hide shitty mobile games and stuff. Simply put, a better store front overall.


However, I purchase and play good games. I don't care where I have to purchase and download them. I will support good games no matter the choice of client and so far, Microsoft has been releasing some good games (especially Gears of War 4 and Forza Horizon 3. Killer Instinct is pretty good if you're into those games as well - I'm not. And the mini-version of Forza is great for what it is as well). If they continue to do so and if they make their store front better, people will follow - just like they did with Origin and, in many cases, Uplay.

Reply
LordCrash Avatar

What a reasonable and mature stance on the the topic, my respect. It's a rare sight on the internet today. And I like to add that I totally agree with you, my first and foremost interest is to play good games. I don't know any client that would seriously hinder me to have fun with games, the Windows Store included. Sure, it's far from perfect but it's getting better and most important, you can just play your games like anywhere else.

sign in to comment
Mackles Avatar
Mackles responded to nu1mlock's comment in
1 Month ago
For Honor PC reviewFor Honor PC review
nu1mlock Avatar

Sounds like "top level" would play it wrong then, seeing there are ways to counter blocks, either by guard breaking or (at least with some characters, I don't know them all) hitting the opponent with an unblockable attack. There might be other ways as well, but I'm really not that good at the game and don't know all the moves.

Reply
Mackles Avatar

Even unblockable attacks can be parried if you time it right!

sign in to comment
QDP2 Avatar
QDP2 responded to nu1mlock's comment in
1 Month ago
Here's what Final Fantasy XV looks like running on a PC with a GTX 1080 TiHere's what Final Fantasy XV looks like running on a PC with a GTX 1080 Ti
nu1mlock Avatar

I know your comment is old, but it feels like it would've been easier to make the game "as good as possible" thanks to PC hardware and then "simply" downgrading it to work at a locked fps on console?


Sounds like "reworking the game from the ground up" takes a lot longer than doing it right from the start.

Reply
QDP2 Avatar

Giving fair warning, this message is relatively jumbled. There final paragraph makes a fairly good attempt of a TL:DR.


I truly wish it was that simple. Over the last few months I've been learning my way around Unity (the game development engine, not the Ubisoft game) and specifically C#. You'd think that PC, being the superior hardware, would be the harder console to output to. Unfortunately that's not the case. Both MS and Sony set a large number of hoops that developers need to jump through before they are allowed to release a game on their respective console. Would you believe that to release on the Xbox One, you are required to code in some interactivity with the Kinect? There is a legitimate essay worth of hoops that developers need to jump through to be allowed to release a game on the console, and neither company is willing to release their full list in case the other company missed one (as then they would copy the idea of checking X).

Then there is the way that the hardware works. By coding for either the xbOne or PS4, you know exactly how much power you have. How many cores the CPU/GPU have, the RAM. You can be very efficient with what loads when, ordering the file management and load-in order so that the console gets the very best performance. If you were to swap from console to PC, you simply need to remove that logic and let the system load in a standard order. Far harder to introduce that logic to a complete game than it is to remove it.

But in short, the character models and graphics are the easiest part of porting. The high quality versions of these will already exist and be available for the PC version to use (notice how Fallout 4 high-res textures came out now? That's because only now can top-PC's run the models they made). What's most likely delaying the PC release is the code itself, which if written for PC first, would result in either being unable to release on the consoles, or extremely laggy/buggy ports on the consoles. The power of the consoles is so weak that you cannot code in the same way you do with PC's. Far more factors need to be considered when telling such a limited resource what to do.

sign in to comment