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SuperJail Warden
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Star Wars Battle Front 2, I actually quit and uninstalled after taking this screenshot.
https://i.imgur.com/3qcjxmQ_d.jpg?maxwidth=640&shape=thumb&fidelity=medium
Can you imagine making a game so bad that hacking in it is not fun?

I know what you are probably thinking: games shouldn't be fun for hackers. But if the experience sucked for me, it definitely also sucks for the people who don't have the advantages I had.

The aimbot isn't so great in this game because the pace is too fast and there is too much going on with upgrades and shields and other crap. People are jet packing all over the place, you can shoot someone a bunch of times from a distance and they can just activate one of their lootbox shields, and kill you. It is really obvious that that is not a good design. There is too much going on. It's overwhelming. It doesn't feel like a battle but instead just a bunch of people running around trying to get a kill before dying. The battlefield games have moved more and more into that direction and away from the feel of actual battles with frontlines and objectives. It's really obvious when you can see people's outlines from the other side of the map and they are moving around like roaches in every direction.

Other thoughts: why are they stripping independent servers from all online FPSs? Does anyone here actually like this waiting in a queer system? I don't like it at all.
unnamednewbie13
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+1,804|5384|USA

I'm of mixed opinions on that. On one hand, it's nice for people to be able to cheat, mod, exploit, and hack all they want in single player or on their own server against others with similar mindsets. On the other, my sympathy dries up when they take it to matches where other people are playing legitimately.

I think phone home nannyware has its place in policing the latter, but it should stay out of the former. When it's all or nothing, it just one more thing reinforcing the unfriendly doctrine of "we sold you an ethereal license, not a game. It can be changed at any time or taken away on a whim."

Loosely related: my distaste for the concept of games that are able and allowed to die. All that work into building a world, and nobody can see it again except on a youtube video.
DesertFox-
The very model of a modern major general
+737|5297|United States of America
Anyone playing XCOM Chimera Squad? It's interesting and different, but I am finding parts of the "timeline turns" frustrating for when I'm trying to plan a series of actions. Also, I did just like customizing my dudes in the earlier games.
unnamednewbie13
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+1,804|5384|USA

I literally just bought it.
DesertFox-
The very model of a modern major general
+737|5297|United States of America
The lack of the wounded recovery time (for the most part) is a strange thing to get used to. Unless I'm mistaken, I seem to lack information such as trying to figure out who has what Aim skill when I'm sequencing them for a breach. Also, it seems you can't see your ammo if there's no targets, which makes it difficult to know whether to reload or overwatch when reinforcements are incoming. It's still very satisfying, and I'm not super far in, so I don't want to be overconfident and say it seems easy.

My main gripe is that the APC ramp is not centered with the garage door in the animation, though.
unnamednewbie13
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+1,804|5384|USA

It might be awhile before I get around to it. Currently playing Bannerlord.
SuperJail Warden
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I played a few minutes of Black Mesa Xen. I enjoyed it but didn't have the willpower to continue on knowing where it goes. If I was completely ignorant of what happens or if this was available the first time I played Black Mesa, I would have continued.
https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/1030706967796720502/016D72139B77B13DD9D30D3F6D704845941E6692/
The picture doesn't do justice to how well the team who worked on BM did with Xen by the way. The first minute of the video below is where I took the screenshot. I recommend you look at that.

A few minutes of Halo 2 was fun.
https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/1030706967796719520/2A6CD7BF1CDDABD7EDBFCD6230A0C578C54A811F/
Both games were good for the 20 minutes I gave each. The games are wonderful but I don't have the energy to sit through each of them knowing what happens. It works the same way for books, movies, television etc.
RTHKI
mmmf mmmf mmmf
+1,673|5350|Oxferd
I play Halo to blow up colorful aliens not the story
https://i.imgur.com/tMvdWFG.png
SuperJail Warden
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+343|2332
I rather blow up colorful people with backstories.

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