Post by [-44-] Pendragon on Aug 10, 2018 12:22:24 GMT
Gameplay is much the same but the bots are harder to predict. The maps are larger and more complex. The extras like call-ins and drivable vehicles are good but don't over dominate. If you don't work as a team you get slaughtered, public servers are hard going for this. Numptys team killing, running off into areas you have told them about the artillery you have called in. Getting pissed off because they were killed by the devastating explosives. When people talk, give orders and follow them it's much better.
This game is very intense and after playing for a couple of hours I needed to take a break. It was great fun but there were more than a few oh shit moment. (Good thing I was wearing my brown pants). Any game that can elicit genuine emotions you know it's a good game.
Performance, oh dear god that need to work on performance. I know my graphics card is getting a little old now but it is a 980Ti. This game sucks balls on anything over medium settings. At which point it looks more ugly than the old one. It's hard to see any of the gameplay changes that couldn't have been achieved with the old engine. Those gameplay changes make for a much better game but damn get your settings wrong and it will feel like molasses.
Fingers crossed they will get the performance sorted with optimisation. This really is a beta test and not marketing like many other games that let you play a bit just before the game is released.
Post by [-44-] Pendragon on Aug 13, 2018 7:45:25 GMT
I agree, they should never have released it in such a broken state. Too many long engagements where you can't see the person shooting you. Too many points where you can be seen from an angle where you have no ability to respond. It's laggy, looks terrible. There is no way it should be running this badly on the hardware we have. It needs so much work on it I doubt they can get it fixed in the few weeks they have before release. In six months maybe but in a month?!?
I was so hopeful that this would be something we would want to play. A game that could be a serious alternative to the big games like CoD and Battlefield. I'm at a bit of a loss to suggest what to do now. It's looking like Insurgency Sandstorm will not be a good enough game till much later at which point the bulk of gamers will have moved on to something else. The player base won't be there even if it's a great game in a years time. It has Steam sale written all over it.
Post by [-44-] Ghostie on Aug 13, 2018 13:23:37 GMT
I'm seriously disappointed with last nights outing I was hoping this was a game that bring us all together onto the same game but I think the Alpha ran better than this I really don't know how they have cocked it up so badly after being on the sandstorm forum there are many actually requesting a refund as this isn't even ready for release in any way, I agree Pen with the machines we have this game should run like the wind without any issues.
Also after being on the forum there has also been an announcement that the guy who has been driving the release has quit and moving on (Hmmm did he jump before he was pushed ?) this has damaged any respect this game had from the initial Insurgency 2014.
Again from the forum most users have been experiencing between 30-60fps even with top of the range machines and quality bandwidth all on low settings.
As a big fan of Insurgency I'm finding it very difficult to find any plus points
Unless they sort out the optimization etc prior to the next beta and release there will be permanent damage to this game.
[-44-] Ghostie: I don't think I'll be investing in BF V the fact that Hogie is dying a lot says everything, we just don't have the reactins to play on a server with 60+ 10-19 yr olds it embarrassing to be honest think I'll stick with bots
Sept 11, 2018 20:45:24 GMT
[-44-] Hogan: What we playing tonight then ?
Oct 7, 2018 12:15:41 GMT
[-44-] Hogan: Is Mary gonna grace us with his jovial wit
Oct 7, 2018 12:16:53 GMT
[-44-] Pendragon: It's a bit wet this morning, windy too‽‽‽
Oct 12, 2018 7:52:05 GMT
[-44-] Hogan: Not so much wet here, just bloody windy.It'll test my new garden vac with all these chuffing leaves.
Oct 12, 2018 14:14:07 GMT
[-44-] Hogan: What we playing tonight now Hue's home and Mary's back on the scene ?
Oct 14, 2018 13:41:25 GMT
[-44-] pip: Been onto paypal mary but don't have details to send you the money?
Dec 2, 2018 22:56:39 GMT
[-44-] pip: What happened to using the Steam one?
Dec 2, 2018 22:58:14 GMT