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user-inactivated  ·  2020 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Some Star Citizen backers who claim full pledge refunds are getting their money back

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War  ·  2020 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Holy shit! I Bought this game about a week or two ago and i love it. Bought a cheap stick just for it.

user-inactivated  ·  2020 days ago  ·  link  ·  

How are you liking it with a stick? Did you play much with just KB+M?

War  ·  2020 days ago  ·  link  ·  

My friend played KB+M so I had been playing on his rig for awhile until i finally pulled the trigger on the game myself. I had spent a lot of time with KBM, and the stick is honestly really cool. You can pick up something simple for like 40 bucks, and it honestly just adds to the immersion and does help a bit with button placement. I run KB and joystick.

Shatto  ·  2017 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I wanted that game but with the always on online, no thank you.

Herunar  ·  2020 days ago  ·  link  ·  

How is that actually? I've been interested but I haven't quite bit the bullet yet.

War  ·  2020 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Everything that ThatsAFreeThinker said is true. Honestly, if you are looking for something that is continuously fast-pace I probably wouldn't recommend this to you. With that said this game provides some of the most satisfying gameplay I've ever had the pleasure of playing since Demon's Souls came out all those years ago. Like for example, I got pulled out of something called super cruise because pirates wanted my cargo. I proceeded to defend myself, but realized that I had to escape if I wanted to survive. I managed to get away from that encounter, and it has since then inspired me to be a bounty hunter. The game has some really beautiful vistas that enhances the exploration part of the game by ten-fold. If you want a really cool space sim, with some really intense/beautiful moments this is the game for you. Also, they are expanding the game soon which should bring some really awesome features.

Herunar  ·  2019 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I have been looking for something a little slower paced now that I'm heading back to school, so this may very well be up my alley. It does sound fascinating, and I have a prettyd ecent rig so I think I'll probably give it a go.

user-inactivated  ·  2020 days ago  ·  link  ·  

First keep in mind its a space sim so you are not important to the universe. A lot of people get turned off by this. I personally love it, its a game that I can get super involved with for hours or play 45 minutes of and not interrupt any story. A major gripe is a lack of depth and I agree. There are three main ways of gaining credits and that's basically it. However a way to get a ton more enjoyment out of the game is to role-play a bit. Even just reading the news on the elitedangerous subreddit adds a lot of immersion.

All that said its a beautiful game (seriously the graphics are top notch) that I've put almost 200 hours into and I'm still enjoying every bit of it.

lelibertaire  ·  2020 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Ha, maybe. I followed it since I knew this was the competing game. I was already invested in SC so decided to skip out.

But maybe it's time to give it a try since SC seems doomed to purgatory.

user-inactivated  ·  2020 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah E:D has been trucking along with updates which is nice to see and the developers are usually available for discussion. Also since the second season (expansion) is coming out soon you can get the base game for pretty cheap.

user-inactivated  ·  2020 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I want to. Sadly, I don't have a rig that can run it. So I'm stuck playing TIE Fighter over and over. Which, to be honest, isn't a bad deal at all. The game still holds up and it can be as easy or as challenging as you want it to be.

user-inactivated  ·  2020 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Ah that's a shame, to be honest almost anything with a dedicated video card seems to handle the game at some capacity. But playing on high/ultra is definitely a treat when exploring the game.

Hopefully you can try it out at some point!

user-inactivated  ·  2020 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah. With the exception of an ancient laptop that still runs XP, all of my computers run Linux, so my gaming options are fairly limited. I'm not much of a gamer anymore, but every now and again a game comes along that makes me feel like I'm missing out if I don't try it.

deepflows  ·  2020 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Same here, although 90% of the time, actually playing the game in question quickly reminds me why I am not much of a gamer anymore, either. And I used to be really passionate about gaming... Not sure if it's the games or if I just burned out / got too old for that shit. I've still got a reasonably competent pc right now. Is it worth it to keep the thing up to date for the 10% of games actually still able to keep my interest for a few hours? I don't know. Apart from gaming, a Pentium 4 would probably still do everything I need from a computer right now.

As for E:D, I really was intrigued by the concept, but read bad things about the effects of their decision to go with a p2p network architecture. And SC? I'm a backer, but by now it has become obvious that my rig isn't going to handle the game if/when it's released.

user-inactivated  ·  2020 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Ah that makes sense, it has been said they're going to port it to Linux which I'm waiting for as well but who knows when that'll be.