This is why gamers trust Steam, and do not trust competing services.
Interesting price point. Looks like my ~$300 can go to either Oculus Rift or this device.
I can’t think of any way to justify this direction rather than the Rift….can anybody give me one?
The more mods I see like this, the more tempted I am to not wait for the consumer version and just buy the dev kit for now….
Comedy gold. This will be awesome.
Indeed. Let us see what these devs do with it then.
Keep in mind, simply because the feature exists within the game does not mean I will not purchase it. I’ll do the same thing I did with Demon’s Souls: unplug the switch my consoles are attached to from the rest of my network when playing.
I contend that I’ve not “missed” anything. Instead those are simply not wow moments for me; it is a matter of taste.
If you look at it from an immersion perspective, it is an inherent flaw. I can think of little the breaks immersion faster than seeing “xx420Sn13p3rEl33t69xx has joined.”
Further: This is a story-driven single-player focused game. As such, we can expect it to rely on set-pieces and scripted events, things that are going to be the same on each play through.
If your friend has already gone through the missions, how is it not going to break your immersion when your friend naturally drifts to the areas of the game world he’ll need to be in for said missions? He’ll remember “two guys spawn over here,” and as such position himself optimally do defend against said spawn. This isn’t bad behavior: he knows what’s about to happen and is preparing for it. However, it is bad from an immersion point of view as now it seems your friend is clairvoyant. Once again, immersion wrecked.
Multi-player games aren’t bad. Single-player games aren’t bad.
Multi-player story-driven games are bad, because nobody is ever at the same spot in the story, and having someone say “I remember this part! Follow me!” does little to add to the experience.
Will smiles still be free at Merv’s Burgers?
Will you still get a butt-shot at the spa?
Can anybody think of a game that’s done a better job transitioning to FTP than Star Trek: Online?
Sure it’s not what the original vision of the game was, but it’s still an incredibly fun game with tons of great ideas in place.
Oh, and if anybody does give it a try: make sure you check out the player-created missions as well. Star Trek fans have always been some inventive and creative folks (how many trekkies out there haven’t penned at least PART of your own episode), and allowing them to create content for the game was an absolutely brilliant idea.