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Ham Chu
04 Dec : 20:10
OK, settled for ROBLOX. totally stupid, but fun, in the 3rd Grade kinda way. Oh, and free.

Ham Chu
02 Dec : 20:16
nevermind....got $$ back. Wouldn't play online, for some reason

Ham Chu
28 Nov : 21:29
DL'ing RISINGSTORM2: Vietnam right now. for $12, can it be bad? good reviews on Steam

Emperor
20 Nov : 10:54
Does anyone play Overwatch regularly here? I seem to always revert back to this game as my FPS of choice.

Emperor
02 Nov : 10:45
So I installed CoD4 Modern Warfare, MW2, World at War, and Black Ops. If anyone is down for some old favorites let me know. All still have active players.



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Ghost Recon Online Beta review...day 2
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Ham Chu
Wed Apr 18 2012, 09:43PM
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Well, after only a few rounds I am ready to speak...err....type about GRO (as opposed to OGR)

Firstly, I would like to thank the JoeBoX for being as loose as a French whore during shore leave with his Beta key. Without him, none of this would be possible

Gameplay is neat...slow moving and tactical. You seem to be able to take quite a few rounds. This is due to the armor, I assume.

Aim Down Sights is necessary, but a HUGE reticule is provided (should you feel the need to do some articulate shooting, like sides of buildings or Battleships) Neat thing....ADS just shows the rifle, down the center line (from 6 o'clock to 12)..no arms/hands etc at some obtuse angle projecting towards your target

its HARD to shoot someone. full auto is useless outside of the room you are in Alotta semi action

its IMPOSSIBLE to shoot someone on the move. It takes about 1.5 seconds (a timer actually appears) for you to raise your weapon to shoot after you stop sprinting

Health regenerates, albeit VERY slowly. Once you are hit the game will end prior to you healing all the way back up. Being hit does not appear to downgrade your performance. Not even a bloody border around the screen. I prefer the Gimp Mode of OGR..leg hits reduce mobility/arm hits reduce aiming etc...and you are stuck like that until respawn

Three major classes: assault (rifles/shotty), recon (guess) & specialist (LMG and SMGs)

You level up, but also earn credits for each kill and game won etc... that you can spend as you see fit.
...you can buy armor improvements, red dot sights, extended magazines, magnum ammo etc... these are unlocked at levels, but then you must purchase them. Spend your ducats wisely!
...When you use a grenade...you must buy a new one between rounds. only your ammo respawns with you. Been caught too many times forgetting to repack my OTV

Non-existent Technology is stressed... sniper lack ghillie suits....they have cloaking devices !?!
....assault class has an exoskeleton that allows a lot of stuff to carry (starship troopers?!?) They also get a super shield that makes them sprint super fast (uh.... i don't get it either) it is supposed to block rounds, but I got killed right thru it during one of these Braveheart moments. Some sort of overgrown microwave hair dryer can heat up enemies from afar. Not quite sure what that's about.
...recon guys can spot bad guys...even behind cover...for all the team to see
...yet to play specialist, but I am sure that they phasewalk or berserk or some such shit

The maps appear to be linear...one is nearly identical to BF3's METRO..underground subway tunnels etc... but you are all forced into one common area to fight for control of the objective. There are no back door, sneak around, parkour your ass around and back-stab them routes on some of the maps. Mass your people and win via superior firepower.
...Spawns are fixed, and respawns are en masse (you all wait and spawn together-which really makes the spawn kill shenanigans difficult, when 4 of them suddenly appear...hehe)

Once again, there appears to be NO DEDICATED SERVERS...at least at this beta stage. Matchmaking is done for you, apparently randomly (I cant even figure out how to choose from several servers--just end up in one). Being terribly alone, I have no other trolls to figure out how the interface can team friends up

Overall, the game has yet to grab me by the balls, shake me, and make me its bitch (i.e. BF3, Borderlands, OGR) yet. A lack of familiarity and some more game time should change most of that.


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BlacKWidoW
Mon May 14 2012, 08:16PM
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Good review, HamChu. I don't like the 3rd person view, myself. I hope this isn't where all FPS are heading. Sniper Elite V2 does the same thing, however, the slow-mo kills are fun to watch. I don't think I am going to purchase GR: Warfighter, on launch day, if it is also 3rd/1st person gaming. One game I am definitely buying on launch day is Borderlands 2. The game will be the game to play!
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E-Man
Wed May 23 2012, 10:05PM

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You still playing GR Hammy? Id like to know what would really "...grab you by the balls, shake you, and make you its bitch ". when you find it let me know so i can buy it. I havent seen anything worth jumping back into the frey like the old days, circa FALCON, OGR and COD!!!



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