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massimus said:
I haven’t even played the first one yet lol. I didn’t think it did well enough to warrant a sequel. Was it any good and is it backwards compat on the Xbox?

Don't know if its BC on Xbox but on the game itself its fun but the content is a bit barebones though it has some good mechanics but not much to makes use of it and as a result never fulfils its potential the game also sadly has a sudden cliffhanger ending, worse than Deus Ex MD's one, which makes it feel that you only played half a game. It's far from a bad game as its great when something is happening and as mentioned fun to play it just misses its potential especially as an open world game as the content is lacking, its worth giving a go.



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massimus said:
I haven’t even played the first one yet lol. I didn’t think it did well enough to warrant a sequel. Was it any good and is it backwards compat on the Xbox?

It did pretty well actually. VGC has 360+PS3 at about 3m sold, not including console digital of course. Steam Spy has the PC version between 1 and 2m. So all in all it did over 4m, possibly close to 5m sold. Bethesda's Pete Hines revealed in 2016 that it did sell well enough to warrant a sequel.

I personally think it was a good game. Not perfect by any means, it had issues like a driving system that felt tacked on and a rushed ending, but the combat was very good. And yes, it is backwards compatible on Xbox One.



Wyrdness said:
massimus said:
I haven’t even played the first one yet lol. I didn’t think it did well enough to warrant a sequel. Was it any good and is it backwards compat on the Xbox?

Don't know if its BC on Xbox but on the game itself its fun but the content is a bit barebones though it has some good mechanics but not much to makes use of it and as a result never fulfils its potential the game also sadly has a sudden cliffhanger ending, worse than Deus Ex MD's one, which makes it feel that you only played half a game. It's far from a bad game as its great when something is happening and as mentioned fun to play it just misses its potential especially as an open world game as the content is lacking, its worth giving a go.

I wouldn't call it a cliffhanger ending, since what the resistance wanted to archive was to get all the other arks activated and moving to the surface which they did in the end. What the ending makes it so bad is that there is no real conclusion to what happened afterwards. It just ended at this point.  



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Mr Puggsly said:

I'm saying what you anecdotally find pleasing is not important. Not really an argument but you're pushing it as one.

And I don't care. What I anecdotally find pleasing is important to me... And I can and will make statements to that end.
Whether you agree with them or not is an entirely different matter, but incessantly complaining about it will change absolutely nothing, so you might as well stop wasting your time.

Mr Puggsly said:

Rage plays wonderfully on console, the developer gave me no other option.

It's not a perfect 720P+60fps with zero pop-in though. So wonderfully is a stretch of the imagination.
Rage on Xbox 360 employs a dynamic resolution remember... You can have a pathetic 640x720 at times.

But don't take my word for it:
https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-rage-face-off


Mr Puggsly said:

Sometimes emulating a console version of a game is easier than getting the PC version to actually work.

And sometimes the console version of a game will -never- work regardless of what you do or how hard you try and solve the issue.
On PC you have options.

Mr Puggsly said:

You're just naming a few titles in a massive library. Most were 720p, some went even higher.

You can use that argument regardless of how many games I list, arguing otherwise isn't going to change my mind.
The fact that some of the largest games (Halo 3) on Xbox 360 were sub-720P doesn't bother you?
I mean... Even 720P is shit anyway. But I digress...

Mr Puggsly said:

It would make more sense to compare older games to PC. You're talking about 2011-2012 releases? At that point the consoles were very dated. If anything, it was amazing how much they were squeezing out of those old boxes. The cost of the hardware is also relevant.

If the cost of hardware is relevant.
Then the cost of software is relevant.
And then the cost of accessories also becomes relevant.
And then the cost of online is also relevant.

Free online. Enough said.

The PC has cheaper accessories. It's cheaper buying a $10 keyboard+mouse AUD from Kmart than a $90 AUD Xbox controller from EB Games.

The PC has cheaper games, that does bring the TOTAL PLATFORM COST down substantially... And if you are like me and own thousands of games... Will make the PC substantially cheaper.

With that in mind however My Core 2 Quad rig is roughly age equivalent to the 7th gen consoles. Guess what? It plays 8th gen equivalent games just fine.
Can your Xbox 360 do that? No? I wonder why that is... HMMM.

There is a reason why the PC platform is larger than the Xbox 360 platform. We have more games. We have more gamers. We are the master race.

Mr Puggsly said:

Sorry, I just don't care what you anecdotally deem pleasing and not.

Fantastic. You are fully entitled to ignore my comments.
But don't make the false assumption I will cease making anecdotal comments just to placate you, because that ain't ever happening.




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bananaking21 said:
Yeah no. Id rather ID making Doom 5.

But after Doom I'll give ID a chance and you never know, a Rage 2 might turn out to be awesome

Apparently it's being developed by Avalanche, the studio behind Mad Max/Just Cause so perhaps ID is working on Doom.



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@Pemalite

Thought I'd boot up Rage after a few years of not having touched it.

Without the tweaks, FPS was spotty and the game didn't auto create it's own texture cache folder. I created one for it within the already existing id software folder (which DOOM was already a part of within that directory).

Forced Vysnc on via NCP and triple buffering, upped the texture limit and now the game is running smooth as butter at a locked 60 at all times

https://www.geforce.com/whats-new/articles/how-to-unlock-rages-high-resolution-textures-with-a-few-simple-tweaks



zorg1000 said:
bananaking21 said:
Yeah no. Id rather ID making Doom 5.

But after Doom I'll give ID a chance and you never know, a Rage 2 might turn out to be awesome

Apparently it's being developed by Avalanche, the studio behind Mad Max/Just Cause so perhaps ID is working on Doom.

It's a collab between Avalanche and id actually. Hard to say what the ratio is there or how many id developers are on Rage 2 though. But I'm certain that Doom 2 is also in development. Pete Hines even teased it for E3 a few months ago.



shikamaru317 said:
zorg1000 said:

Apparently it's being developed by Avalanche, the studio behind Mad Max/Just Cause so perhaps ID is working on Doom.

It's a collab between Avalanche and id actually. Hard to say what the ratio is there or how many id developers are on Rage 2 though. But I'm certain that Doom 2 is also in development. Pete Hines even teased it for E3 a few months ago.

Oh really? On Resetera it just said Bethesda & Avalanche but makes sense that ID would be partially involved.



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Chazore said:

@Pemalite

Thought I'd boot up Rage after a few years of not having touched it.

Without the tweaks, FPS was spotty and the game didn't auto create it's own texture cache folder. I created one for it within the already existing id software folder (which DOOM was already a part of within that directory).

Forced Vysnc on via NCP and triple buffering, upped the texture limit and now the game is running smooth as butter at a locked 60 at all times

I would expect nothing less from a more modern PC though!
I do have the game on PC and Xbox 360. But I could never tolerate the Xbox 360 version.



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