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  • Avatar for manny_c44 manny_c44 22 days ago

    I'll echo the tepid reaction to another generation happening soon. Processors have not made a huge leap for quite a while, 4k really doesn't appeal to most people... Most people will not dump their 1080p sets to move up, so the transition to that standard is going to be slow and then when you get there the difference is qualitatively minimal.

    I have a 5k monitor, and if I play games at half resolution I don't even register much of a difference after I actually get into it.

    I think the big leaps these past five years have been in rendering techniques (PBR) and live capture tools, like facial scanning and facial mocap, which are production-side innovations.

    Posted in PlayStation 5 and Xbox Two: How the Next Generation of Consoles Will Move Gaming Forward

  • Avatar for manny_c44 manny_c44 29 days ago

    Never got why people like 3 so much, the hardware was not up to simulating a jungle at all. The whole thing felt off and not really like Metal Gear (maybe that's why it is loved by some people?)

    I think MGS2 is the best, tied with MGS1. These two I hold up as the classics and the true entry points into the series (played one after another). The tanker is still the most 'distilled' and tightly paced part of the series I think.

    The gameplay in 5 was very Western and the story (what there was of it) did not feel canonical but it was the most complete as a stand-alone gameplay system. Really a fun sandbox.

    3 was difficult to finish in terms of sustaining my interest, 4 I never even finished it was just too bloated. That one I never even watched a 'Let's Play' of.

    Ghost Babel and Metal Gear Ac!d 2 were especially good IMO. I would suspect most enthusiasts for the series never bothered with AC!D 2 but I quite enjoyed it.Edited 2 times. Last edited 4 weeks ago by Unknown

    Posted in What's the Best Metal Gear Ever? Ranking the Legendary Series

  • Avatar for manny_c44 manny_c44 29 days ago

    Another entry with good art direction from someone other than Yoji Shinkawa, Ikuya Nakamura. Although the actual metal gear itself was designed by Shinkawa already when he was making concepts for MGS on the Playstation, he just pulled out an old concept for this one.

    Posted in What's the Best Metal Gear Ever? Ranking the Legendary Series

  • Avatar for manny_c44 manny_c44 29 days ago

    I agree and yet for some reason though I like the AC!D series -- I particularly love the illustrations by Tsubasa Masao. Weird games though.

    Posted in What's the Best Metal Gear Ever? Ranking the Legendary Series

  • Avatar for manny_c44 manny_c44 A month ago

    I'm playing through the game now and am not bothered by these things at all. Quite frankly having a realistic story-driven medieval game with a sense of authorship (as opposed to a focus-tested 'slipper chute') is itself a special occasion. I'm enjoying it quite a lot.

    It is interesting that a game made entirely outside of the traditional funding scheme, in Czechia by an independent creator and is immediately received so positively by players gets bad press, even before an official review is submitted.

    It's almost as if...

    Posted in Why Kingdom Come: Deliverance's Attempts at Realism Can't Help Feeling Contrived

  • Avatar for manny_c44 manny_c44 4 months ago

    People are waking up across Europe and America to the cause of forced third-world migration into our lands and the concurrent attempt at the destruction of our traditional culture through media and law.

    Garbage like Wolfenstein 2 rubs salt in the wound, but we are in a new era now. The whole world is waking up.

    Posted in In Wolfenstein 2's Quietest Chapter, Evil Hides in Plain Sight

  • Avatar for manny_c44 manny_c44 5 months ago

    Mgs2 and zoe2 felt very complete to me, they both are helped out by higher resolution outputs in the remakes but on the whole I think they hold up-- the tech was good enough to hold up the art direction.

    Oh also My Summer Vacation 3.

    Posted in USgamer Community Question: What Older Game Did You Think Had Graphics That Would Never Be Bettered?

  • Avatar for manny_c44 manny_c44 6 months ago
  • Avatar for manny_c44 manny_c44 A year ago

    Pewdiepie's recent response video I think addressed articles like the one above quite well.

    Posted in Opinion: PewDiePie And The Effect Of Speech Meeting Reality

  • Avatar for manny_c44 manny_c44 A year ago

    @jeremy.parish Haha I'll come back periodically and read stuff, I'm just saying my constant obsessive refreshing of USgamer will end. Really it's for my own good.

    Posted in Letter from the Editor: A Big Change Ahead for USgamer