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Reply 60 of 146, by Socket3

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Namrok wrote on 2022-04-21, 14:57:

Man, I was all about Quake 3 over Unreal Tournament back in the day. My memory of it back then was that UT just didn't feel as responsive or performant. Quake 3 just ran better on a wider variety of computers.

Quite the opposite for me because I hated the way Quake 3's weapons felt. They had no "oomph", shooting a gun in quake 3 felt like playing with a water pistol... Did not like the sounds, crosshair response, weapon handling... compared to Quake 2, Quake 3's weapons felt like toys. UT on the other hand had fantastic weapons and gunplay. I also loved the fact that characters could dodge by double tapping a directional key. Kind of a pita to master tho'.

Reply 61 of 146, by gerwin

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Tetrium wrote on 2022-04-22, 07:11:

I can actually remember that back in the day there seemed to be a distinct lack of WW2 based games (I know there were some, like some submarine game I played at friends houses really long time ago!), but at some point the market got flooded with WW2 based games. At first I liked it but enough is enough. And too much is just too much.

Yes. I am also from the Netherlands and I remember a magazine review (Power Unlimited) where "Panzer General" got points deducted from the review score, because it was about a real war, and because you could also play as Germany, and overall was not proper ethics in both reviewers' opinion. Then a few years later, or maybe just one year, these "ethics" were out of the window. It was a really fast change.
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Reply 63 of 146, by cyclone3d

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GoldenEye 007

Everybody seems to love it but I could never stand playing it.

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Reply 64 of 146, by Shponglefan

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cyclone3d wrote on 2022-04-23, 21:29:

GoldenEye 007

Everybody seems to love it but I could never stand playing it.

I found that Goldeneye plays much better on an emulator with a dual analog controller. It really makes me wish the original N64 had dual analogs instead of the bizarro controller they did.

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Reply 65 of 146, by Errius

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Never played Goldeneye but did laugh my head off at that 'real life Goldeneye' video on YT. Escort missions are horrible in every game.

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Reply 66 of 146, by leileilol

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Shreddoc wrote on 2022-04-23, 21:23:

WW2 had already had it's first stint at owning the PC gaming genre, 6 years prior to Saving Private Ryan.

It's not about who's on first but why a game existed. Private Ryan's undoubtedly a big driving force for the market in 1999-2006. Wolf3d's a quasi-reboot of an older game John Romero liked. There hasn't been much WW2 FPS games between Wolf3D and Medal of Honor, I would wonder if Schindler's List has something to do about it 🤔, being a powerful film, giving second thoughts of setting design for games out of respect for the victims and survivors.

Also on topic, I got bored of Wolf3D as soon as Doom came out. No more hitscan wallhumping mazes please 😀 I hadn't had a full Wolf3D playthrough since 1993.

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Reply 67 of 146, by Shreddoc

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leileilol wrote on 2022-04-24, 01:40:
Shreddoc wrote on 2022-04-23, 21:23:

WW2 had already had it's first stint at owning the PC gaming genre, 6 years prior to Saving Private Ryan.

It's not about who's on first but why a game existed. Private Ryan's undoubtedly a big driving force for the market.

Great movies are influential, no doubt.

So too are game styles. The FPS lent itself to military battle simulation, and is arguably as much of a driver of the stylistic direction.

Of course, the biggest driving force for the market - the very force which led to the creation of Wolf3D, Schindler's List, Saving Private Ryan, and all the rest - is that WW2 = the single most prominent and evocative event in modern history.

Reply 68 of 146, by leileilol

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It doesn't have to be about the biggest war. There's been a bunch of Vietnam ground war games since Platoon and FMJ, and that petered out by 1993, leaving that setting for milsims and B-class FPS games (....and Battlefield Vietnam), but still a lot more of that than WWI, and that was a relatively recent (and shameful) war US had been in at a time.

WWI also had... Codename Eagle (BF1942 dev's previous game) and NecroVisioN (sic) and they're alternate history.

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Reply 69 of 146, by Errius

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1994 was the 50th anniversary of D-Day. It was a big event. I imagine that's what got Spielberg & co. thinking about making a D-Day-themed movie.

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Reply 71 of 146, by Tetrium

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Errius wrote on 2022-04-24, 01:12:

Never played Goldeneye but did laugh my head off at that 'real life Goldeneye' video on YT. Escort missions are horrible in every game.

Except in Deep Rock Galactic.

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Reply 72 of 146, by FioGermi

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BF1 was honestly the best WW1 era game i have played, and its not even really all that accurate to the actual war. People running around like its WW2. But the theme and aesthetic was point on. They tried to make it fit thematically. I know there is this other more accurate WW1 game called Verdun that people nerd out over but i could never get into it.

Reply 73 of 146, by BEEN_Nath_58

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Tetrium wrote on 2022-04-23, 19:15:
BEEN_Nath_58 wrote on 2022-04-22, 07:59:

Was there as many WW1 games?

Not many. Only 2 games that I can think of from top of my head are BF1 and some really old game about the red baron or something.
And like someone mentioned before, WW1 seemed somewhat more stale compared to WW2. Only thing I could think of WW1 that I found interesting during my childhood was the naval arms race (mostly centered around the Royal Navy and the German Imperial Navy).

Just a personal opinion, I think WW1 era games could be based on the human civilization than the war itself, at least it shouldn't be as blank as the war games would be.

FioGermi wrote on 2022-04-24, 04:29:

BF1 was honestly the best WW1 era game i have played, and its not even really all that accurate to the actual war. People running around like its WW2. But the theme and aesthetic was point on. They tried to make it fit thematically. I know there is this other more accurate WW1 game called Verdun that people nerd out over but i could never get into it.

EA has been clever since BF1, they wouldn't focus on or sell their offline campaign as the main thing of the game but instead focus on online gameplay. That allowed them to use WW1 story.

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Reply 74 of 146, by Errius

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The real battle of Verdun mostly consisted of men being blown up (or buried alive) by artillery. The whole Western Front in that war was pretty depressing. (The East was different. Lots of movement there. Even actual cavalry battles like in the good old times of Napoleon.)

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Reply 75 of 146, by chinny22

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I thought Quake was a backwards step compared to doom graphics wise. Whole game kind of disappointed me (not that I had the hardware to run it at the time anyway)
I agree with Quake 3 and its lack of a "real" single player mode but it was addictive so guess they knew what they were doing.

I'm more into RTS's anyway
I really liked the C&C storyline but not really into futuristic units so every game after the first I find it hard to get into.
Same reason I never really played StarCraft.

Reply 76 of 146, by Tetrium

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FioGermi wrote on 2022-04-24, 04:29:

BF1 was honestly the best WW1 era game i have played, and its not even really all that accurate to the actual war. People running around like its WW2. But the theme and aesthetic was point on. They tried to make it fit thematically. I know there is this other more accurate WW1 game called Verdun that people nerd out over but i could never get into it.

I've basically heard only good things about BF1 🙂

It's just too bad it doesn't support bots nor does it support mods, so alas it's kinda destined to die a premature death.

The only other widely popular game that somewhat handles WW1 are the Wargaming ones, but these have issues of their own (and I wouldn't recommend them, they turnedout to be a huge disappointment).
But at least their models look nice.

BEEN_Nath_58 wrote on 2022-04-24, 06:01:
Just a personal opinion, I think WW1 era games could be based on the human civilization than the war itself, at least it shouldn […]
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Tetrium wrote on 2022-04-23, 19:15:
BEEN_Nath_58 wrote on 2022-04-22, 07:59:

Was there as many WW1 games?

Not many. Only 2 games that I can think of from top of my head are BF1 and some really old game about the red baron or something.
And like someone mentioned before, WW1 seemed somewhat more stale compared to WW2. Only thing I could think of WW1 that I found interesting during my childhood was the naval arms race (mostly centered around the Royal Navy and the German Imperial Navy).

Just a personal opinion, I think WW1 era games could be based on the human civilization than the war itself, at least it shouldn't be as blank as the war games would be.

FioGermi wrote on 2022-04-24, 04:29:

BF1 was honestly the best WW1 era game i have played, and its not even really all that accurate to the actual war. People running around like its WW2. But the theme and aesthetic was point on. They tried to make it fit thematically. I know there is this other more accurate WW1 game called Verdun that people nerd out over but i could never get into it.

EA has been clever since BF1, they wouldn't focus on or sell their offline campaign as the main thing of the game but instead focus on online gameplay. That allowed them to use WW1 story.

What do you mean with as blank as the war games would be? You mean more like a RTS 4x game or something?

EA focused on single player partially because it is easier to monetize and because developing bots and bot support for maps is apparently not profitable enough for them.
A real shame that BF2 and BF2142 are the last great BF games that still have an active modding community and an insane amount of 3rd party mods.
They even put a F-14 Tomcat in it! <3
Yeah, highway to the dangerzone! 😎

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Reply 77 of 146, by Tetrium

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Errius wrote on 2022-04-24, 07:07:

The real battle of Verdun mostly consisted of men being blown up (or buried alive) by artillery. The whole Western Front in that war was pretty depressing. (The East was different. Lots of movement there. Even actual cavalry battles like in the good old times of Napoleon.)

There's relatively little attention given on the WW1 eastern front.
Cavalry charges are fun actually, I really like the ones in RTW ^^

Regarding the western front, for some reason I'm imagining a kind of Quake + tower defense mix with the players handling the cannons while the horde of monsters try to charge your positions 😜

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Reply 78 of 146, by BEEN_Nath_58

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Tetrium wrote on 2022-04-24, 11:48:
I've basically heard only good things about BF1 🙂 […]
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FioGermi wrote on 2022-04-24, 04:29:

BF1 was honestly the best WW1 era game i have played, and its not even really all that accurate to the actual war. People running around like its WW2. But the theme and aesthetic was point on. They tried to make it fit thematically. I know there is this other more accurate WW1 game called Verdun that people nerd out over but i could never get into it.

I've basically heard only good things about BF1 🙂

It's just too bad it doesn't support bots nor does it support mods, so alas it's kinda destined to die a premature death.

The only other widely popular game that somewhat handles WW1 are the Wargaming ones, but these have issues of their own (and I wouldn't recommend them, they turnedout to be a huge disappointment).
But at least their models look nice.

BEEN_Nath_58 wrote on 2022-04-24, 06:01:
Just a personal opinion, I think WW1 era games could be based on the human civilization than the war itself, at least it shouldn […]
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Tetrium wrote on 2022-04-23, 19:15:

Not many. Only 2 games that I can think of from top of my head are BF1 and some really old game about the red baron or something.
And like someone mentioned before, WW1 seemed somewhat more stale compared to WW2. Only thing I could think of WW1 that I found interesting during my childhood was the naval arms race (mostly centered around the Royal Navy and the German Imperial Navy).

Just a personal opinion, I think WW1 era games could be based on the human civilization than the war itself, at least it shouldn't be as blank as the war games would be.

FioGermi wrote on 2022-04-24, 04:29:

BF1 was honestly the best WW1 era game i have played, and its not even really all that accurate to the actual war. People running around like its WW2. But the theme and aesthetic was point on. They tried to make it fit thematically. I know there is this other more accurate WW1 game called Verdun that people nerd out over but i could never get into it.

EA has been clever since BF1, they wouldn't focus on or sell their offline campaign as the main thing of the game but instead focus on online gameplay. That allowed them to use WW1 story.

What do you mean with as blank as the war games would be? You mean more like a RTS 4x game or something?

EA focused on single player partially because it is easier to monetize and because developing bots and bot support for maps is apparently not profitable enough for them.
A real shame that BF2 and BF2142 are the last great BF games that still have an active modding community and an insane amount of 3rd party mods.
They even put a F-14 Tomcat in it! <3
Yeah, highway to the dangerzone! 😎

There isn't that much to add in WW1 games and such the no of them is less. EA turned that into a single player mode while going ahead with their online gaming monopoly. Of course BF2142 was the last single player BF game, and that's all EA is now.

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Reply 79 of 146, by Cuttoon

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chinny22 wrote on 2022-04-24, 11:26:

I thought Quake was a backwards step compared to doom graphics wise. Whole game kind of disappointed me (not that I had the hardware to run it at the time anyway)

I guess it would have been fine on my p133 but I never played it beyond the first level. My friends and I agreed, the graphics were weird.
AFAIK, they deliberately reduced the colors to "black, brown, rust and shit" due to hardware constraints.

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