Seriously, search in steam for “RTS” then sort by Metacritic. Company of Heroes is the top. Followed closely by Rome:Total War.
Both titles really are worth a look (though I personally prefer Starcraft, I get that space might not be your thing.)
If the genre suits you, very few RTS games are better than Company of Heroes.
Yeah I own about 30-40 but I know there aren’t many who do.
If you exclude free games from PS+ those numbers change drastically. And from a sales perspective… Not only should those games not count, they are sold at a loss so provide a net negative on the statistics.
3DS isn’t having that problem though. And that’s where SONY needs to look:
Why is the 3DS mopping up when the Vita is just taking a beating?
The problem is Sony never made good first-party games. (Frankly, neither has Microsoft.) The memorable titles from PSX/PS2 were Third-Party exclusives that Sony has since lost.
The thing is, A is almost always (if not ALWAYS) true. Even for the 3DS. Titles like Arkham Origins Blackgate and Assassin’s Creed are very simplified and dumbed down compared to their console counterparts.
If there is something they can do, I’m not convinced Sony cares enough about the system to even bother “saving” it. Since the Vita’s inception, Sony has made it quite clear that they intend the Vita to be the “HD Port Handheld.”
With the exception of 1-2 indie IPs (Tearaway, etc) nearly every game is either an HD Remake or a simplified Handheld Port. Do you know what we call that? “Coasting.”
They’re half-assing the game development for this system… why should any other studio care more than they do?
The problem is, when people say what games are out on the Vita, people name the same 4-5 games followed up by “and some indie titles.” You know what other systems have 4-5 games followed up by “Some indie titles?” Every system ever made.
Even in your “no problems exist” rant, the only examples you’ve made are sequels to those games or HD Remakes. Has it occurred to you that most people completely disregard HD remakes because paying $40 for a shiny new coat on a game you already own is quite possibly the textbook definition of stupidity?
Would you be happier with “Nobody cares about most of the games on the Vita” vs “The games don’t exist?” It’s a semantic problem leading to the same end result. Nobody’s buying it. Gravity Rush might be good, but it isn’t going to convince people to buy the system.
That said, people could be enticed if there was ANYTHING on the horizon for the system as well. Even if I did bite that enough good games were on the system to warrant buying it… what’s down the road? Again, you mention sequels and HD remakes. Seriously? If anything your post PROVES we’ve got problems.
You can blame it on people’s aversion to handhelds all you want…. but the 3DS is doing just fine.
It’s a sad state whenever you see a game released on Vita/PS4 and just about everyone in their mother is touting the same thing. If you ask someone what their favorite 3DS game is, you’re going to get a crazy-wide spectrum of titles.
If you ask someone what their favorite Vita game is, they’ll say P4G, or.. uh…. Yeah, P4G. Seriously, it’s been a year and a half since P4G came out and that’s still what you hear? Oh, or Gravity Rush (almost 2 years old) or Tearaway (Huzzah! ONE game worth mentioning in the past 6 months!)
It says a lot when the culmination of noteworthy titles in an almost 2 year span is roughly 5 games. (Or one in the case of PS4.) For being systems SUPPOSEDLY aimed at “hardcore” gamers, as a “hardcore” gamer who beat a game every other week, Sony really is lacking in titles compared to its competitors, by a long shot.
Maybe at launch, but that ship has more or less sailed at this point.
It would help, but not singlehandedly save.
The next iteration of the Vita would be an Android smartphone with the same physical controls you see now albeit a little smaller and slightly less in raw power.
You baiscally described the nVidia Shield, but with propriety games. The Shield can not only play its own titles, with physical controls on an Android-powered device using a Tegra 4… I can also stream my PC titles not just to anywhere in my house, but now also anywhere I get WiFi…. for $50 more than a Vita. (Though once memory cards are factored in, it’s less.) Yet it may as well not even exist in the minds of 99% of people.
The problem with this Android argument is simply that people have no idea how much these mobile screens and APUs cost, mainly because your phone is subsidized… a LOT. They say “Why should I pay $200 for a device that’s worse than my phone?” Well, because your phone ACTUALLY costs $800. So if SONY followed suit you’d either be paying $600 for something comparable to the phone you already have, or expecting SONY to take a $400 loss, and have people say that even $200 is too much money for it.
nVidia is doing the latter, and the former seems even worse.
So if I make a system, buy 21 games for it, I’m apparently doing better than Vita? My attach rate WILL BE THE HIGHEST!
This. If you need a loan for a $200 device, you aren’t the kind of customer that’s willing to buy a lot of games, at which point you’re not exactly important to them.
Sorry, but it’s the truth.
You mean Ben Kuchera’s article ripping the Kinect apart based on a B-list shovelware title?
It seems like JRPGs are the only reason to get the vita. If you don’t like heavily anime-based JRPGs that throws out most of what ANYONE talks about.
To be fair, $150 gets you
2 Alpha Codes
3 Beta Codes
5 Copies of OMD
5 Copies of OMD2
5 Heroes + 5 Skins +$200 in in-game Gold
Don’t give me the copies of OMD/OMD2 because… what the hell am I going to do with 5 of them. Don’t pretend like you’re doing me a favor and giving me 5 codes… and make that package cheaper.
Now, I think the biggest kick to the nuts is… they actually anticipate people spending $200 of in-game gold. If characters are $10 each, that’s 20 characters! I would find it funny though if they made characters cost the same as 2/3 of either of their 2 releases.
As I said above, the game was pretty damn fun, but my excitement absolutely disappeared when I saw that pricing structure.
Honestly, it’s fun. That said, I laughed when I saw their prices.
Because of one joke in bad taste, the attendees of PAX are a threat? o.O Wow. I guess that couple (both males) I saw holding hands on Saturday got their butts kicked after the show or something. eyeroll
I’m waiting for a developer who imagines a game that nobody buys. See, it’d be just like all of their other titles… only that’s the POINT this time. The script could even be written by Mel Brooks.
Wait a minute….
In college, my roommate was a furry. After that first year, I ended up living in an off campus house with him as well as 6 other people, 3 of whom were also furries.
My friends identified with certain animals. I don’t understand it, but I don’t have to. They walk around with tails, remote controlled ears, and sometimes even dress up in full costume. Unlike the stereotypes, there was nothing sexual about it at all. At least so they said, and I believed them.
They just believed that perhaps in a past life they were a Squirrel. Or that they should’ve been a squirrels and somehow ended up in a human body.
The extent to this affinity was strong. They insisted that their actions were as a result of this affinity, and who am I to say they aren’t? That said, regardless of what they identify as, and regardless of how strongly they feel otherwise, they are in fact humans. Humans with strong, emotional and psychological ties to animals, but still humans. Perhaps they’d hate to hear that, but it really is the truth.
I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with either furries or trans people. You identify with what you identify with. If you want people to call you a Squirrel, then you have every right to. If you want people to call you a Female, then you have every right to. However, it doesn’t change your genetic makeup. In this case, though, it’s actually GENEROUS to say that you’re defined by your genitalia, because technically gender is defined by a single chromosome, which unlike what’s in your pants is unchangeable.
You have a right to be offended or uncomfortable of people criticizing this identity or mocking it. You, or any trans person, doesn’t have to be comfortable in the body they were given any more than someone who is obese due to some genetic abnormality doesn’t have to be comfortable in the body they were given either.
But to expect the rest of the world to bend over backwards, change common vernacular, change dictionaries and scientific definitions is quite narcissistic.
Convention center size is #1 priority.
Even though BCEC (PAX East) is in something large enough to be an airport hanger, it’s still claustrophobic on the expo floor. 70,000 people crammed into one space is not easy to accommodate.
I agree with you up until the point where you say “The people who wear those shirts now are people who think they’re defending a man’s right to belittle rape victims.”
I’m sorry, but that’s absurd. That’s like saying if I’m wearing a Duke Nukem shirt I’m defending a man’s right to be misogynistic and, might I add, homocidal. Or I could just like Duke Nukem.
People will wear them for a variety of reasons. It isn’t exactly a stretch to assume that they wear them for the very reason they were created: To mock the people who incited this entire controversy in the first place.
Dont read it and don’t attend. Nobody cares.
If it offended you, we kinda don’t want you at PAXEast anyway. And I wouldn’t be surprised if I speak for 99% of attendees.
You aren’t welcome. Your time would be better spent writing blog post after blog post that nobody except your mom will read.
For a mouse touring to be very customizable, while still moreso than its competition what motion did exist was minimal. If you have small hands, forget it. It will go larger, but even its smallest is still bigger than most mice.
Holy crap! A Naga that has lasted more than 2 years! Might want to sell it on Ebay. It might contain the fountain of youth.
Don’t get me wrong, I loved my nagas but even friends had theirs have the double -tap problems within 2 years.
Honestly it is sad when people are so brand loyal to a freaking MOUSE that they will tear down the competing brands.
But criticize the G500S all you want, everything else is shittier by comparison.
Actually most gaming cases that any gamer with half of a brain would use doesn’t have LED fans. Typically, in an effort to be showy they also lose a lot of function.
They also tend to be cheaper, and since the idea of paying over $100 to encase a $3000 computer is usually scoffed at… That’s really why you see them. They also come packaged with a PSU that will fry your $700 GPU.