Sea of Thieves

Cameron Nelson
Cameron Nelson

60 USD, lmao.

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Jaxson Morris
Jaxson Morris

That Rareware logo is the only thing Microsoft fucking has
Not a team. Not games.
Just a logo that people have fond memories of.

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Asher Sanders
Asher Sanders

Did radial menus become a thing in games again now? I stopped paying attention to new releases a long time ago.

Jaxson Gonzalez
Jaxson Gonzalez

The last game to do radial menus right was Battlefield 2142.

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Adrian Taylor
Adrian Taylor

You can get a free trial of the Xbox Game Pass and play it for free for 2 weeks.

Thomas Walker
Thomas Walker

What are you talking about? Rare Replay is the best game on Xbox One!

Benjamin Martin
Benjamin Martin

Ignoring the 70 (or is it as low as 60?) FOV, it astonishes me how much interesting pirate gameplay they completely ignored:
gambling and drinking and womanizing and barfighting after a raid on an East India Trading Company transport you narrowly survived
kidnapping and ransoming politicians and royalty
all the folklore and legendary men of the age like Blackbeard lighting his hair on fire and Redbeard dominating the entire Mediterranean for thirty years
fucking marooning and making people walk the plank
the moral and legal grey area of privateering, a career so cool it has inspired fiction for hundreds of years
messages in bottles
interesting melee combat (pirates fought with guns and swords, and their primary tactic was parrying the first sword strike before sticking a gun into the other guy's belly and shooting)
actual, you know, piracy such as stealing things from heavily defended trade routes and other pirates

Thinking about all this has me hankering for a good pirate game. What can you recommend, Holla Forums?

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Xavier White
Xavier White

Devs better at least pause the game when the radial menu is up. Not some retarded slow down, actually pause the game. How devs can keep getting it wrong so many years Going Commando or whatever game first did this shit is astounding.

Chase Powell
Chase Powell

Sid Meier's Pirates still holds up.

Aaron Watson
Aaron Watson

So, Nintendo is going to buy Rareware, re-hire all the talent that left, and then give us games like Perfect Dark, Banjo Kazooie, and more, right? This looks like the biggest fuckup for Rareware, MS had a lot riding on this.

William Baker
William Baker

Rareware is nothing but a brand. You can't just round up the old people who worked there. They'll be too scattered, you'd never get them all, and they'd all be very different people from who they were more than a decade ago, working in a very different industry. It's gone, let go of the brand and forget about them. They're not coming back.

Evan Rogers
Evan Rogers

AC4 was actually a pretty fun, if shallow, pirate game. The only problem is fighting with the game constantly to not play shitty assassin's creed. However sailing on the ocean while your crew sings shanties is fucking great. It had me go through a phase of listening folk music.

Levi Flores
Levi Flores

I think I'll put the PSP version on my PSP right now actually. I've never finished a game though and wondering how much replayability it has when factoring in different starting classes, scenarios, and difficulty levels.

Asher Perry
Asher Perry

I keep seeing things about how bad this is, but what actually makes it bad? Just mediocre highly generic pirates?

Cooper Jones
Cooper Jones

Pirates with nothing to do, all the loot is just cosmetic differences. Not even a shallow RPG grind.

Jackson Perry
Jackson Perry

think no man's sky 2.0
wide as an ocean deep as a puddle

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Nicholas Torres
Nicholas Torres

Apparently the only things you can buy are cosmetic and the quests are all fetch quests, so the game doesn't have depth… or breadth.

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Ethan Foster
Ethan Foster

More like 0.5 since it's set in the past.

Adrian Powell
Adrian Powell

Rareware also holds valuable IP like Perfect Dark. Even if Nintendo got a small fraction of the original talent back, people would flip over a new Perfect Dark that didn't suck ass, a new Banjo, etc. Here's what we could get if Nintendo bought Rareware back
Conker
Diddy Kong Racing
Perfect Dark
Banjo
Killer Instinct
Really, all Rareware needs back are the Stamper brothers, who already left. I'm pretty sure after seeing what Rareware did with Nintendo, and what MS did to it, a lot of Rareware people would come crawling back.

John Rivera
John Rivera

I didn't save any of the pictures from the other thread, but I'm sure someone will post them.
you can lock people in the brig and there is literally nothing they can do
the devs implemented the ultimate griefing feature to prevent griefing
there are two enemy types: lazy skeleton and lazy skeleton with tonnes of health
you can fight the kraken, which does nothing except stand there and occasionally tractor beam pull people into the water, whereupon they take minor damage
"we needed to think about the streamer audience in addition to the players"

Sebastian James
Sebastian James

That sounds incredibly boring. Especially annoying that they would also focus on making it work better for streaming instead of being playable.

Liam Nguyen
Liam Nguyen

spend years making a game for the twitch audience
5 days after launch
top 3 streamers currently playing it have 11k audience combined
gets beaten by 2 nobodies talking into webcam on IRL
one of them is just looking at his phone
just talking about random subjects
seeing human shit in San Francisco
telling companies that want them to shill their games to fuck off
with hot pink comic sans font overlaid most of the screen

They got an extra 200 viewers since I took this screenshot. And christ those Sea of Thieves streams are painful to listen to.

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Ian Wood
Ian Wood

Bought it 2 weeks ago. Played it for 3 hours and uninstalled it. Game is boring, repetitive, easy, no progression, and pvp is just ganky bullshit.

Thomas Ramirez
Thomas Ramirez

LIMITLESS POSSIBILITIES

Wyatt Myers
Wyatt Myers

I got this, against my better judgement, because I had two friends who wanted to play it with me and co-op multiplayer is the entire point.
I bring information about WHY it sucks massive cock, so you can go into arguments informed and armed.

When you first start, there is no character creator. Just half a dozen randomly generated pirates to choose from. If you don't like them you can generate a new set until there's one you like. They're all some shade of brown, arguably some are white but most are brown. I let it slide because sailors spend all day in the sun and they're gonna be tanned. But they're all UGLY AS FUCK also. If you're one of those people who was gonna use the character creator to make Shrek anyway, you'll love it. I chose a fat guy with a mullet and a mustache who looks like he should be helming an '86 Camaro instead of a boat.
The option to play solo in a Sloop exists, but it's trash. The game is designed around having a crew to help you run the boat. This is no Black Flag where you can both steer and use cannons. You can only do one thing at once. Steer, change sail length, change sail angle, aim a cannon, reload a cannon, fire a cannon. These are all exclusive to each other and cannot be multitasked by one person.
The other options for crew (matchmaking) are:
Sloop with 2 people
Galleon with 3 people
Galleon with 4 people
The Galleon is slower than a sloop, harder to control, and because the whole game is in first person, you can't fucking see where you're going at full sail because the sails block your vision at the helm. It also has 3 full length decks, which means two of them under the water line to run up and down fixing holes and bailing water if you take damage. There's no magic bucket that automatically empties the water you've taken on, you have to fill the bucket once and then run up 2 flights of stairs and throw it overboard, and repeat. The galleon does have 8 cannons though (sloop has 4), and if all of them (on one side) are manned competently, you can easily fuck up someone else's day in a single pass.

If you're playing with only 2 people, I've found you encounter MANY more players than if you play with 3 or 4. There doesn't appear to be any kind of skill or level-based matchmaking so I'm not sure why this is. When I was alone or on a 2-man crew with one friend, I was constantly beset upon by other ships out to sink me and steal my shit. This is, at first, the most annoying part of the game. Not griefers, because if you could just kill them and have reasonable assurance you'd never have to see them again, or respawn at the starter island, it would be whatever. The death/respawn system itself is rage-inducing. WHEN ANYONE DIES, THEY RESPAWN AT APPROXIMATELY THE SAME LOCAITON THEY DIED, 10 SECONDS LATER. If a griefer boards your ship and kills you, you'll just respawn 10 seconds later and he'll kill you again. If you kill him, he'll just respawn 10 seconds later for his revenge. Repeat until someone tires of the process and fucks off. It's absolutely the dumbest fucking thing I've witnessed in my video game career. If you sink a ship, that's another story, because it'll respawn at the nearest island instead. But if the griefing is taking place at a dock where you're attempting to turn in some quest items (to quest NPCs) for rewards, then you and your ship will just keep respawning at the same dock where you died, near that same asshole with his galleon parked with all the guns aiming at your spawn point, ready to kill you again. Worth noting- if your ship sinks you don't automatically die, you can just swim. To get the ship back, you have to talk to a Poseidon-like dude in the water where it sank and he'll give it back. But you lose any cargo (quest rewards) you had collected. The only good part about this PVP is that there are no upgrades in the game at all that make people better at combat, so every encounter is pure skill. But a total lack of upgrades is kinda bullshit for different reasons I'll get into later.

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Owen Ross
Owen Ross

Bought it 2 weeks ago

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Austin Thomas
Austin Thomas

I was becoming annoyed by being constantly attacked by jackasses, even when I had nothing of value to steal, and was relieved when it stopped when I got on a 4-person crew. I thought "finally, I have some peace to get into the meat of the game and actually earn some gold." We took some missions and set off. The mission types are:
Merchants- acquire something and deliver it to a buyer. Chickens, Snakes, Pigs, maybe a crate of tea or something IDK. I assume there's a note or some shit you have to bring back to cash in and prove you made the delivery.
Gold- find a treasure chest with a map that has an X on it, dig up the chest, bring it back for the guy to open.
Spirits- Kill reanimated skeletons until their high-value leader shows up, kill him, bring back his glowing skull.

It says "voyage completed" when you complete the objective out at sea, but you don't get any rewards like money or reputation until you come back to a person of that faction and turn in the object in question. So, the dock where all these quest NPCs hang out is where griefers lie, who will steal your items to earn themselves some gold instead, even if they hadn't activated that quest yet and presumably earn no reputation from the act.
Unfortunately, this meat of the game is trash. We took on a lengthy Spirit voyage with 5 skeleton targets to kill, that took us to 5 different islands where we fought hundreds of enemies. The combat is absolute shit. You can swing a sword 3 times, brief pause, and swing it 3 more times OR do a stabbing lunge forward that leaves you out of breath and vulnerable for too long afterwards. Your single-shot pistol only has 5 bullets before you have to run to an ammo crate in a different physical location and refill your… pockets? I guess? And the pistol doesn't kill skeletons (or other players) in one shot, and isn't accurate for sniping, so it's practically useless. What little there is to the combat isn't even enjoyable because of the super high ping you're dealing with from the not-MMO netcode (think Destiny with boats). When you kill a skeleton you aren't even sure he's died until a full second later when he explodes, and you're not sure if you finished him off or one of your friends did. There are different guns and swords you can buy in shops, but I learned from my one friend who's been playing longer that THEY HAVE NO FUNCTIONAL DIFFERENCE from the beginner pistol. There's a sniper and a blunderbuss and they perform exactly the fucking same. Which brings me to the next complaint.

Camden Collins
Camden Collins

Why do MMOfags keep falling for this lie?

Ayden Kelly
Ayden Kelly

There is a ton of shit to buy at first glance, but no reason to have any of it. Every single thing you can purchase in the game is cosmetic. I understand they didn't want to make the PVP unbalanced, but that could have easily been solved with level-based matchmaking, or just having designated safe areas around ports, and PVP areas the further you got into the open ocean. This is the lowest effort I've ever seen put into an MMO-like game. You thought fucking Destiny was bad? It doesn't hold a shit-candle to this. There's tons of clothing, ship decorations, guns, different cosmetic modifications of your various tools that you'd rather not see because it means your ship is broken, accordions, shovels, etc. Tons of shit to buy. Expensive shit that will take a lot of gold farming to buy. And none of it means a damn thing. No weapon will make you dispatch skeletons or other players any faster. Nobody will give a shit about your ship's paintjob when they're killing you and stealing your loot. Your character's looks can't be improved with clothing because you're all ugly cunts. WHY would I want to increase my reputation or earn more gold to buy these things? I wouldn't. It reminds me of Monster Hunter, where the whole of the game is killing bigger monsters to get better equipment to kill bigger monsters to get better equipment to kill bigger monsters. Except in Monster Hunter, the combat is its own reward, killing monsters is fun. In Sea of Thieves, killing skeletons or chasing chickens around is not fun. Killing other players is not fun because everyone rubberbands around with high ping.

SAILING YOUR SHIP ISN'T EVEN THAT FUN. It was much better in AC Black Flag. I give them kudos on being able to independently control every sail and cannon and requiring teamwork to be successful, and the way you have to angle your sails to catch the wind the best, or raise them to slow down, and the way anchor drops work, but it's not FUN. It's difficult to maneuver your Galleon in any meaningful way when you're in combat with another, and it's easiest to simply run away, they'll never catch you. Ramming another ship does more damage to your own than to theirs, and you can't increase your hull strength. They have that goofy shit where you can fire yourself out of a cannon to board others, but it's literally the only goofy inventive thing in the entire game. And I'd much prefer the ability to swing on ropes like a real fucking pirate would, and like you could in Black Flag. You can climb to a crows nest and stand on beams, but you can't rope swing down or stick a knife in the sail and slide, or anything cool. You can jump down onto the deck and take fall damage, jump into the water, or attempt to get back on the ladder.

Jace Brooks
Jace Brooks

Is this a new crowbcat or something?

Jace Mitchell
Jace Mitchell

I realized after playing for a couple quests, that the reason everyone was PVP griefing me when I started, is that it's the only way to have even the smallest amount of fun playing this game. It's the only thing to do. NPC-given quests are boring and meaningless. Skeletons aren't fun to kill, chickens and pigs aren't fun to catch, treasure isn't fun to dig up and doesn't even give you enough reward to buy a pair of pants until you grind 80 hours to get better-tier missions. The only thing that could be considered remotely fun is to harass other players, stealing their shit for an easy buck. Which is why everyone does it.

A minor complaint but hugely embarassing when compared with other pirate games- There are like six songs max that you can play on the accordion, what the fuck? Didn't Black Flag have like 50 fucking sea shanties in it, with words and everything?

This game is concentrated garbage, the combined non-efforts of an entire studio of slackjawed idiots trying to piss away millions of Microsoft's dollars and get away with it while doing 15 minutes of work a day, and isn't even worth $5. It offers less to do and less fun than some gacha mobileshit.

Ask me anything I haven't yet answered.

Isaac Young
Isaac Young

yes

Jackson Robinson
Jackson Robinson

Oh and I almost forgot, the enemy variety may as well not exist. The different types I've seen are
Standard skelly- easy
Blue Bandana skelly- has a sword or a pistol, shoots you
Wild Boys (apparently)- covered in seaweed, jumps out of bushes at you like a vietcong
Boss- has a blunderbuss or something, usually a cool coat or hat, a lot of health

THAT'S IT. All can be easily dealt with if you don't allow yourself to be surrounded and just dance around them swinging your sword.

Blake Peterson
Blake Peterson

Bless you for taking the time and actually explaining what you dislike.

Dominic Fisher
Dominic Fisher

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Justin Lee
Justin Lee

It's literally just No Man's Sky all over again
this was going to be the game to save the xbone
numerous 'intellectual' youtubers puffing their chests about how M$ was finally doing things right and saving their system from being the laughingstock of this console generation
normalfags and retards ate this shit up, like they always do
Only reason to keep an eye on this shitshow now is for the drama and salt.

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Gabriel Robinson
Gabriel Robinson

Also there's no tutorial ingame.

If you decide to play solo, good luck fucking doing anything.

Oliver Price
Oliver Price

I figured at least this way my money spent on this pile could go to some meager use.
It's okay I got a new job and I would have just spent it on junk food anyway.

Kayden Flores
Kayden Flores

You can thankfully increase the FOV to 90.

Anthony Edwards
Anthony Edwards

Always kill the hype.
Never pay for western games.

This.
Let go of attachments to their former good games.
Even the former talents are shit now.

Blake Reyes
Blake Reyes

lways kill the hype.
Never pay for western games.
So do you not know any other words or do you just choose to use the same sentence in every thread?

Ian Jackson
Ian Jackson

Never pay for western games.
Never pay for games period. PIRATE EVERYTHING.

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Carter Gomez
Carter Gomez

director, producer and writer of the game is Gregg Mayles
He is one of the longest-serving members of the company, having worked there since 1989.
composer is Robin Beanland, who worked in Rare since 1994, his first project being Donkey Kong Country
I mean, I'm not going to defend the unfinished multiplayer-only piece of shit, but at least check the facts.

Julian Harris
Julian Harris

I like boats in MMORPGs.

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Jeremiah Carter
Jeremiah Carter

I saw sea of thieves and it got me interested to get blackwake,i did,and i've been having a fun time with it.

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Luke Carter
Luke Carter

gambling
Illegal except for loot boxes. That's why it's voltorb flip and not slots in Pokemon anymore.
drinking
Raises the ESRB rating.
womanizing
Sexist slime.
barfighting
Toxic masculinity.
kidnapping
Glorifying slavery.
fucking marooning and making people walk the plank
Torture, which is cruelty.
the moral and legal grey area of privateering
Truth is relative, therefore morality is relative, therefore nothing is bad, therefore nothing is good, therefore there's no grey area.
messages in bottles
You could put antisemitic statements in those bottles.
interesting melee combat
Combat is a buzzword.
actual, you know, piracy such as stealing things from heavily defended trade routes and other pirates
Griefing.

And that's why games aren't fun anymore.

Gavin Lee
Gavin Lee

There are messages in a bottle, they are shit.

the game is severely limited in what you can do, it's not worth $60, hell it's not worth half as much, in my countries dollars too.

Cameron Ross
Cameron Ross

Bought it

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Brody Sanchez
Brody Sanchez

crowbcat shill squad is back
At least you had the decency to post a webm, so good job for that.
buying BareWare games in [CURRENT YEAR] +3

Carson Anderson
Carson Anderson

"we needed to think about the streamer audience in addition to the players"
What did they do for this?

Jaxon Martinez
Jaxon Martinez

Seeing all the shilling for the game everywhere
knowing it'll be dead in a month

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William Thompson
William Thompson

friend who falls for every new 'hyped' game asks me in front of a group why I haven't bought this
ask "is it streamer bait"?
him and his friends act like I'm some massive hipster
mfw seeing this webm

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Jaxon Richardson
Jaxon Richardson

Wow two whole people who probably only stayed on for the generous retirement benefits Microsoft offers.

Meanwhile

Rare was interested in Activision's offer, but the deal collapsed and on September 24, 2002 Microsoft purchased Rare for $375 million. 30 employees left Rare during the transition.

On 2 January 2007, Rare founders Chris and Tim Stamper left the company to "pursue other opportunities". Former lead designer Gregg Mayles became Rare's creative director and Mark Betteridge the company's studio director.

From wikipedia, googling Mark;

Preciousbluedot is a company which creates apps for the financial services sector, and was established in 2010 by Mark Betteridge and Lee Musgrave.

Since setting up the firm, the duo have attracted other Rare alumni, including Brendan Gunn and Nic Makin.

This kinda explains why Rare hasn't had a hit in the last 15 years when they used to pump them out regularly.

Also these streamers talking about pokemon now have more viewers than all top 4 Sea of Thieves streamers combined.

Saging cause everything about this game is just sad and pathetic at this point.

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Luke Baker
Luke Baker

Does someone know who the guy that starts talking at 2:32 is?

Logan Howard
Logan Howard

two friends pool cash to buy A Way Out
start laughing at them
"you didn't play it, how can you say it's shit"
tell them to enjoy the shitty movie
"but dude, I've always wanted a game that was co op like this, it's like splinter cell"
tell him that he could've just bought or pirated Chaos Theory if he wanted co-op splinter cell
"but dude that's old and shitty"
they've been playing the game for the past six hours
mfw they're going to be making excuses and pretending the game is great out of buyer's remorse for the next two weeks

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Mason Perez
Mason Perez

Is Puzzle Pirates still active? I feel that game has more content than this,

Cameron Nguyen
Cameron Nguyen

You also need to consider Nintendo vs Microsoft influence, Microsoft are undoubtedly a negative influence of every developer, and because Rare didn't enter the company with a hit they had to play to Microsofts beat unlike Bungie who did what they wanted because they made money off the bat.

I'm personally interested in seeing the confirmed trainwreck that Fable 4, or more than likely the Fable reboot will be.

Sea of Thieves defintely has it's merits but it's poorly designed in so many places, especially polish/worldbuilding and core gameplay that isn't sailing a ship.

Cameron Jackson
Cameron Jackson

I haven't played the game, but I've seen plenty of it's gameplay, so I thought I'd correct a few minor factual details of this. Rifles and blunderbusses do function differently from the pistol. The rifle has a scope and, I believe, either does more damage or can get headshots. The blunderbuss is basically a shotgun with a huge spread. I'm pretty sure the galleon is faster than a sloop at full sail, but it's less nimble. Merchant quests pay you once you deliver the item in question; there's no need to go back to the original quest giver. Gold quests (which are hilariously handed out by the most obvious jews Rare could have made) can occasionally make you solve riddles to find buried treasure, instead of having to find a marked spot on a map. On that note, I think I should explain the island system a bit, from what I know of it. Most islands are mostly empty, aside from some wildlife, scattered minor loot, and maybe a few skeletons. These islands are where you go to find quest objectives. I should mention quests are sorta randomly generated. Then there are outposts. These are meant to be the civilized, "safe" areas of the game. Each outpost has every kind of quest giver and shop, so there's functionally no difference between them. Once you acquire a quest objective, you can go to any outpost to deliver it. Finally, there's fortresses. They have lots of skeletons in them. If there's a spooky skull cloud hovering above one, that means you can go there to fight off waves of skeletons, until the boss shows up. The boss drops a key to a vault that holds a massive amount of loot. I heard these fortresses were designed for multiple crews to cooperate in raiding, which is incredibly stupid, if true.

There is some variety to skeleton enemies, actually. I've seen metal skeletons, which have fuck ton of hp, but get all rusty and slow if you throw water on them. There's shadowy skeletons, which can only be hurt if you shine your lantern on them, first. Those are the only interesting skeleton types I've seen, though.

As far as water life is concerned, I've only seen sharks. Supposedly, there's a kraken, but, from what I understand, it basically randomly attacks ships, based on how much loot is currently being hauled in that ship. I haven't seen it in action.

The only good part of the game is the sailing mechanics. It actually takes decent crew coordination to sail well. Shit like storms will slowly flood your ship, and lightning can strike your ship. Holes in your hull only spew water when they're below the water line. The helmsman needs someone navigating to give him directions, and he needs someone on lookout to warn him of incoming obstacles. Dropping the anchor needs to be well timed, because it takes time to hit the ocean floor (though, mysteriously, there never is a fucking physical anchor attached to the ship. Your ship just magically stops.) The anchor has to be pulled up, which goes faster with more people helping. With a larger crew, sailing would be really fun. It's just awful that it's stuck in such a shitty game.

Isaac Robinson
Isaac Robinson

I'll give you all that and admit I haven't messed with any obviously difficult shit like the skull cloud, but what good is more enemy variety if the combat is still fucking ass? And yeah the idea of crews cooperating to raid a fortress is a fucking joke. In an entire day of playing, trying to figure out if there's any way to enjoy this game, I encountered ONE other crew who didn't immediately fire upon us. One of them stayed on his sloop and the other helped me kill skeletons. Then when we killed the boss, obviously only one of us could get the glowing skull as a reward, so I murdered him, took the skull, and hauled ass back to my crew's ship before he respawned. Little did I know one of my crew members was occupied at the same moment stealing their sloop when the second guy disembarked, which gave us a laugh at their expense when we realized we had unintentionally coordinated to fuck them over. But yeah even if you find the nicest people you'll still be forced to fuck them over somehow before they do the same to you.

Hunter Parker
Hunter Parker

It was fun for the first few hours before it became a repetitive tactic of shoot broadsides a few times -> slowly hook in -> kill rest of sailors. The only challenge were from the few legendary ships but only because they were sponges. Absolutely stale and boring. Any game can have sea shanties.

Then again pirate ship battles are inherently boring. The only good part is if it's first-person boarding with at least a good 10-15 people swinging over to an enemy ship.

Julian Richardson
Julian Richardson

Blackwake

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Charles Mitchell
Charles Mitchell

I thought Black Flag made ship combat as interesting as possible with the front cannons and rear explosives in addition to broadsides. It was also easier to control your ship than this mess, so you could successfully strategize and have encounters where you received zero damage by keeping your ship in their blind spots. They also had that chain cannonball thing to collapse masts. It was as interesting as 1800s ship combat can be.

Isaiah Roberts
Isaiah Roberts

It looks better than Sea of Cunts, but it's still early access. Only reason I gave this a chance was it was technically not early access anymore, and even then it was a mistake.

Camden Jones
Camden Jones

DSP being right

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Dominic Martin
Dominic Martin

I'm just saying it's probably the best pirate game on the market right now.

Oliver Robinson
Oliver Robinson

They can wait for my dollar. Early Access is a shit practice up there with blindly pre-ordering. They should be paying people to test their game, not the other way around.

Brandon Sullivan
Brandon Sullivan

So there's no PVE pirates and you're just pirating shit from ruins guarded by some skeletons?
And do you always have to use the same small ship? Can you at least modify it and put armor or new cannons on it?

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Luis Morris
Luis Morris

That's a fair statement and i respect it

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Evan Adams
Evan Adams

So there's no PVE pirates
Nope.
you're just pirating shit from ruins guarded by some skeletons?
That, your you're pirating shit from other players that they pirated from skeleton ruins.
And do you always have to use the same small ship?
There's two ships, a small one for crews of 1-2 players, and a big one for crews of 3-4 players.
Can you at least modify it and put armor or new cannons on it?
Nope. You can only change how it looks, because the only reward in the game is purely cosmetic items.

Matthew Harris
Matthew Harris

The only modifications of anything in the entire game are cosmetic. I think you can change the ship's paint, sail color, and flag? No new guns, no additional guns, no increased damage or defense. No PVE enemies except skellingtons and snakes. No better hand-weapons for fighting them.
I don't know how they thought this would increase the streamer audience, because if it's not fun then nobody's gonna suffer to stream it.

Charles Cox
Charles Cox

A broken cock etc etc

Liam Rivera
Liam Rivera

playing assassin's creed past trying the first thanks to the fucking media circus and hoping it would be like a new age of prince of persia when it's not and is one of the most derivative fucking games you've ever played somehow

user I am disappoint

Easton Ward
Easton Ward

Fuck you that shouldn't be funny.

Logan Hall
Logan Hall

(nice quads)
When Nintendo refused to outright buy Rare, everyone in the industry was confused. MS saw a golden child they could easily purchase to make their gaming division not-shit. How wrong everyone was.
Without Nintendo holding Rare to deadlines and forcing them to deliver, they became incompetent fools. It's something that gets mentioned a lot with developers who work with Nintendo, most recently Mercury Steam who admit Nintendo rejected their builds and demanding better quality, which, in Mercury Steam's own words they admit made them better developers.
Not to mention, much of the talent that made those N64 games had already left by the time Starfox Adventures released. Microsoft got a brand-name, some left-over talent, and a back catalogue of also-ran "Nintendo" characters that never got a game better than fucking first-gen 3D consoles.
Microsoft is the complete opposite. Instead of demanding quality like Nintendo did, they demand conformity to middle-management checklist bullshit. Remember that Killer Instinct only got greenlit because some MS exec promised it would be the Xbox's Smash Bros and that all internal Xbox games are pitched as the rival game to another company's product in the same genre. No fucking originality at all.

Josiah Hill
Josiah Hill

It's common knowledge that the pirate parts of Black Flag are fantastic and should be its own game, and was going to be its own game before they slapped the Ass Creed logo on it. I hadn't played since the first but I got IV for free with my video card and found it to be actually good, until you have to slog through assassin missions to get to more piracy.

Alexander Long
Alexander Long

Didn't Ubisoft spin it off into it's own game. Skull and Bones or something.

Nice excuse for your faggotry faggot.

Jace Morris
Jace Morris

Nah Skull and Bones isn't out yet, and it's a pirate themed ASSFAGGOTS game.

Anthony Reed
Anthony Reed

got a game for free
played it
nice excuse for your faggotry
So do you purposefully hit your head to kill as many brain cells as possible or what?

Brayden Lewis
Brayden Lewis

You could put antisemetic statements in those bottles.
truly a missed opportunity

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Isaiah Gonzalez
Isaiah Gonzalez

We could have had this instead

James Reed
James Reed

And from what i've seen there's only like 24 boat decorations as opposed to like 3 pages of weapons/clothing.

I don't know how they thought this would increase the streamer audience, because if it's not fun then nobody's gonna suffer to stream it.
And this, is why you don't fuck with the 'game' part in Video Game.

Caleb Perry
Caleb Perry

His hair looks like Kazooie.

Oliver Wilson
Oliver Wilson

As someone agdg-ing my own game I really don't understand how this happens. How they pour so much time and money into a game without asking themselves, "Is this actually fun? Is this good game design?". Before I ever even think about writing my first line of code I am constantly thinking about what could be a fun and unique idea for a game, and then constantly being self-critical about it.

They could have made a barebones prototype in a month and realized that it sucked.

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Michael Brown
Michael Brown

even the link is laughing archive.fo/AAiHA

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Jace Scott
Jace Scott

players in the group vote to have random player thrown into the brig
players then gather around and chant racial slurs at the player in the brig while they are helpless to do anything about it.
heh, sure showed those [CY+3 buzzword] players

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Easton Rivera
Easton Rivera

Scuttle Ship allows players to instantly teleport away from another ship
Why even give the option to encounter other players in the first place then?

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Jaxson Diaz
Jaxson Diaz

I actually like the idea of a brig in a pirate game. That scuttle ship thing is probably the most retarded 'feature' I have ever heard of though.

Samuel King
Samuel King

There are slices of fun to be had. But you see them all and experience most of them within the first 20 hours of play. Its a fully workable game. But it is missing REASON and PURPOSE for the actions you take. With no goals or unlocks and no drawbacks for failure that mean something it has no soul.

Dark souls is an example of a game where you cant really lose, but in pvp you can LOSE your souls and that can set you back a few hours if you mess up.

This game needed some consequences to the actions.

Dominic Garcia
Dominic Garcia

I've only observed Sea of Thieves via Forsen's stream and I must say most of complaints sound like World of Warcraft fags whining about their lack of single player content in a multiplayer game. It doesn't matter how much a gold chest is worth what matters is that you bullied it out of a xbox-faggot by threatening him at gunpoint, stealing it silently off his ship or just sinking him while he flails around trying to hit you with a controller. The game might be worth 10$ but has any reviewer even tried to act like a pirate and play the game as it is intended - by griefing others?

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Andrew Rodriguez
Andrew Rodriguez

No, because as shows, griefing is toxic and we can't have that.

Landon Gonzalez
Landon Gonzalez

DSP was always a voice of reason.

Landon Moore
Landon Moore

I've only watched this twitch bait on my favorite eceleb stream
Kill yourself nigger, this turd was made for retards like you.

Andrew Lee
Andrew Lee

No, that's as good as an excuse for your unabashed faggotry as exists.

pirate themed assfaggots

I'm glad I'm not an Ubisoft fan.

It's really limited, you have a crew size of 4 men; I'd imagine it's hard to stealthily board another crews ship when your ship stands out against the horizon so blatantly.

Mason Lee
Mason Lee

Griefing is literally the only way to have fun in this game, and they didn't even design it that way intentionally. They designed Destiny with Boats And Less Enemies, and then allowed PVP..

The Brig has no reason to exist because
1. you can only use it on members of your crew, you can't knock out an enemy and stick him in there
2. members of your crew can't really do fucking anything to grief you since there's no friendly fire, and if they try to steal a reward for themselves you all still get the cash when he turns it in.
The worst thing a crewmate could do to fuck with you is take the helm and steer your ship into rocks. Or use up all your cannon balls firing at nothing.

Evan Gonzalez
Evan Gonzalez

I guess their intention for the brig was to throw (((toxic))) players inside them if they were being mean in chat and get them to apologize through some gay forced intervention. What I don't understand is whats stopping those players from simply quitting out of the game to leave the brig to avoid apologizing to a bunch of over sensitive soy boys, or whats stopping the rest of the crew from randomly imprisoning someone for shits and giggles. couldn't you theoretically form a group of three with your friends and randomly match make the fourth crew member for the sole purpose of throwing them in the brig to grief them? wouldn't that in itself be more (((toxic))) in the long run than the simple kick option that's been available in multiplayer games forever? did the dev's think this through at all?

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Caleb Flores
Caleb Flores

The worst thing a crewmate could do to fuck with you
He can put you in brig, duh.

Dominic Allen
Dominic Allen

Yeah. But
pay 180$ to imprison some random dude for 5 minutes

Eli Long
Eli Long

isn't there someway to play this game for free for a certain time? I think some user in this thread might have mentioned it before but I can't be bothered to read through everything again. also.
having an Xbone in the first place

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Parker Jenkins
Parker Jenkins

Because they don't play games, simple as that. They belong to the same crowd of fuckups like webm related. They have some vague understanding of what a game is and what they want to do with it (in this case created a soyboy hugbox), but since all they "play" are retard proof walking simulators they lack the capacity to figure out how to make a game fun.

being self-critical about it
Oh boy, that's not kosher at all user, a work environment needs to be sensitive first and foremost. After all, it's not your money you're pissing away.

and realized that it sucked
No, they couldn't. They have no frame of reference as to what makes a game good or not.

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Brandon Thompson
Brandon Thompson

That webms hurt me on a personal level.

Thomas Ramirez
Thomas Ramirez

that webm
please tell me that's satire, their just mocking that polygon plays doom video right guys?

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Josiah Price
Josiah Price

What the fuck am I even watching? This can't be real, right?

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Levi Allen
Levi Allen

That makes me think though, what is microsoft doing? you'd think they would be making games or contracting someone else to make games for them but I barely ever hear about any. Even if you dont want to make new IP's they could just take old rareware games and remake them as exclusives. I do know about the rare collection but that is just ports of old games.

battletoads
Conkers bad furday 2
banjo threeie

I mean why even buy rareware if you aren't going to make any new games with them?

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Brayden Wright
Brayden Wright

shit man who is the girl in leotard? I like the style.

Angel Nguyen
Angel Nguyen

I think microsoft is intentional trying to tank the xbox brand and games division, even nintendo at least tried to salvage wii u with some new original games while M$ gives zero fucks.

Tyler Bailey
Tyler Bailey

he has never played Battletoads

Andrew Stewart
Andrew Stewart

is it the dark queen? doesn't really look like her to be honest.

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Henry Thompson
Henry Thompson

Thought you were replying to My bad.

Alexander Wright
Alexander Wright

Are they trying to intentionally drive Windows into the ground too?

Liam Nguyen
Liam Nguyen

mmofags

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Wyatt Perez
Wyatt Perez

Wow, is that game the new dark souls or what.
I like the retro graphics but it is a bit dark.

Cameron Torres
Cameron Torres

I mean if it were sandboxy enough it could be fun. As in you could shape the game-world yourself with your crew.

But you don't seem to have any effect whatsoever on the gaming-world besides being in there.

Carson Bailey
Carson Bailey

Is he playing with a graphics tablet?

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Jordan James
Jordan James

Reminder that WoW's main gameplay designer plays with a tablet.

Kevin Mitchell
Kevin Mitchell

If the world was more active and there was a trading company/navy faction for PvP, the game would be instantly better. Sadly, they released a full price game with early access content. Maximum Jewry on MS part.

Ryan Parker
Ryan Parker

Microsoft knew that they had no games this year, so they needed to shit something out. I might be wrong, but it wouldn't surprise me if this was rushed out the door unfinished, EA-style.

Andrew Rodriguez
Andrew Rodriguez

four and half minutes in
Starts to realize you pick stuff up by walking over it.
It can be taught!
dies twice going down the fucking elevator seconds later.
Wait sorry spoke too soon.

Ryan Sanchez
Ryan Sanchez

I really have to wonder how they managed to reach such levels of incompetence they have nothing to offer to entice people to buy their flagship product.

It can be taught!
Well, we know that Nip faggot eventually managed to jump over the pillar. They can learn, just as downies can be taught, it just takes a lot of time.

Jack Miller
Jack Miller

if anyone has bought this after playing the beta has to be completely retarded. like the video says, there is fucking nothing to do in the game other than go to island, shoot skellys,dig up chest, go back, and maybe meet other players that will kill you, and that's fucking it, like people said last time this is a streamer bait game that has no actual meaningful content like fortnite, you have to be a Grade A retard to buy this at any price at all, i bet my right testicle that they will implement a function to ban people that "stream snipe" to defend their only source of marketing

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Dominic Young
Dominic Young

The 360 ran games better in most cases than the PS3 did, and was easier to develop for, so even if nips didn't like Microsoft, they made games for them anyway. They threw all that away with the reveal of the Xbox One, and haven't recovered since. No nip games, western games running worse than on PS4, and no exclusives.

William Johnson
William Johnson

Considering how much focus they put on streamers, I think they were fully expecting the online multiplayer element to be "the fun" for this game. As in, the wacky interactions and unexpected outcomes would be some kind of "emergent storytelling" which would be gimmicky enough to hook players and make them love the game in spite of its lacking content. Game Devs and major studios have been trying to milk this shit for years now, desperately trying to make a game that is just barely playable, but has enough wacky shit in it that people buy it up so they can create their own wacky moment of zany gameplay to post up on youtube or stream on twitch.

Camden Gomez
Camden Gomez

so you can go into arguments informed and armed.
Win10 and Xbone exclusivity was all the information you needed.

David King
David King

I found it.

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Justin Collins
Justin Collins

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Austin Green
Austin Green

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Jaxon Wood
Jaxon Wood

this and polygon
How can people be this bad at playing FPSes? If you can't make the gamepad work, why don't you try kb&m? Whaaa?

Nathan Nelson
Nathan Nelson

somehow I doubt they would be much better with a Kb+M. Then again I am 10x worse off with a gamepad so maybe they will get better.

Joseph Allen
Joseph Allen

why don't you try kb&m
You might just as well ask why they can't chew gum and walk at the same time. People who play FPS games on pad are retarded.

Daniel Price
Daniel Price

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Jaxson Smith
Jaxson Smith

What's wrong with slowdown while choosing items?

Angel Howard
Angel Howard

In Australia, $60 USD would be 80 AUD.

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Lucas Sanchez
Lucas Sanchez

People on Holla Forums have played a game that requires you to either have an Xbox One or Windows 10

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Caleb Davis
Caleb Davis

Windows 10
Steam
disagreement
Video games are patient zero for software ebola.

Jace Thomas
Jace Thomas

I'd like to play gears of war games on my pc but i will never install w10.

Lincoln Martinez
Lincoln Martinez

I'd like to play gears of war games
lol

Ethan Hernandez
Ethan Hernandez

I only ever played the first one and would like to see the complete story.

Isaac Allen
Isaac Allen

commie bullshit image for no reason

Jaxon Ross
Jaxon Ross

dis.cord killed a ton of IRCs because IT'S CONVENIENT AND EMOJIS LOL
Fuck this gay earth.

Gabriel Miller
Gabriel Miller

Honestly I think having an Xbone is less cancerous than using Windows 10/Steam. Yeah, it's still a botnet software platform, but at least it's not botnetting your general purpose personal computer. Xbone can only botnet itself.

Hunter Lopez
Hunter Lopez

The story is secondary, if you're really that interested watch a cutscene movie on youtube.

Jaxson James
Jaxson James

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Easton Thomas
Easton Thomas

True, but at the same time, why own a botnet if it has no games worth playing?

Jordan Mitchell
Jordan Mitchell

Why fucking pay for a botnet if has no games worth playing?

Aaron Cruz
Aaron Cruz

Reminder Scalebound was cancelled for this.

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Nicholas Howard
Nicholas Howard

but they don't even know how to use a gamepad, why stunt yourself with a worse control device if you can't even use it properly?

Jordan Clark
Jordan Clark

REALLY? Well nice to know fellow image board anonymous! Please come back to tell me how to preorder the next xbox "exclusive" from rare!

Jk, there is not going to be a new rare game lmao.

Nicholas Ward
Nicholas Ward

Discord is fucking cancer, don't even get me started. I use Mumble, no one using Discord is worth talking to.

Mason Rodriguez
Mason Rodriguez

If the last E3 showing was any indication that was a gift.

Angel Brown
Angel Brown

Scalebound was already ruined when they turned the loli protagonist into blonde Donte.

Oliver Barnes
Oliver Barnes

Pretty sure that was cancelled for two Bayonetta games.

I used it for a bit because I knew a few cool groups moved on to it, but the switch seemed to expose them as the faggots that they are. Makes me wonder why I ever bothered.

Jackson Reyes
Jackson Reyes

tfw roblox galleons is still the most crew-based nautical fun i've ever had

David Morgan
David Morgan

goes up the elevator, which clearly shows you enter South and exit East
goes down the elevator, turns to North and gets shot in the back
goes down the elvator again, doesn't turn at all, looks the wrong way once he reaches the bottom

worse control device
That's problematic talk, mister. Are you implying that a console experience may not be 100% equivalent to a PC? The industry has been telling people a gamepad is a fine way to play FPSs for at least a decade; most of the nu-males who cover video games sincerely don't know why people would choose KB+M over it. It is no exaggeration to say they are infants who not only play nothing but AAA slop, but don't understand and don't WANT to understand why anyone would play anything else.

Jonathan Green
Jonathan Green

The only three GOOD pirate games ever are Port Royale, Tropico 2 and The Curse of Monkey Island (or the whole series rather but whatever).

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Luke Cook
Luke Cook

Entire pirate setting is criminally underrated.

Charles Brooks
Charles Brooks

Also before you even start playing, you have to accept a code of conduct (you can't be "toxic" in a pirate game, pirates are all friendly and equals and all that shit).
Even the real pirates weren't that gay.

Alexander Barnes
Alexander Barnes

This guy has definitely played the game. I am playing through the game pass trial and my experience has been exactly the same. This game is going to be the Xbone's No Man's Sky once people get over the hype. There is fucking NOTHING in this game. 1987 Pirates! has more depth.
sailing in UO
My nigga
Oh this game is 100% shit and you should absolutely feel vindicated.
It does.

Bentley Evans
Bentley Evans

What about Sid Meier's Pirates? Corsairs series? Crimson Skies?

Benjamin Harris
Benjamin Harris

at least the game looks beautiful

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Carson Morris
Carson Morris

Looks exactly like Rare's female staff.

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Bentley Flores
Bentley Flores

Its like this game was made by 56% meme spammer.

Lucas Wilson
Lucas Wilson

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Noah Cooper
Noah Cooper

The Asian up front is kinda cute but I bet she's like 55 years old because Asians just age that way.

Jack Cox
Jack Cox

These are ps2 tier models.

Brandon Allen
Brandon Allen

That dog is not happy to be seen with those people.

Nicholas Baker
Nicholas Baker

90% of them are HR, PR and box art.

Mason Nguyen
Mason Nguyen

Now that's insulting. Here's an actual PS2 model for you, user.

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Christopher Lee
Christopher Lee

How long was the game in development? From what I see it has outrageously little content.

Kevin Jenkins
Kevin Jenkins

they are worse

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Jackson Adams
Jackson Adams

3 years bare minimum. Probably closer to 5.

Gavin Lee
Gavin Lee

Kikapedia, so take it however you will.

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Levi Hill
Levi Hill

Don't insult the PS2 like that.

Holy shit, I was just about to post that gif.

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Michael Robinson
Michael Robinson

You could put antisemitic statements in those bottles.
COULD
user…

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David Foster
David Foster

They look purposefully bad. The black one looks like it used to be a samoan guy, before Rare decided to be more progressive. The third one looks like it was a skeleton, before someone decided that it had to be female. The first one looks like it may have been a guy as well and that dyke haircut is beyond awful.

Isaiah Nguyen
Isaiah Nguyen

wew
I wish I could catch (((Rare)))'s codemonkeys and torture them to know what the fuck they've been doing this whole time. This game looks like a tech demo when it ought to have tamable sea serpents, floating city on a giant turtle to board and plunder and whatnot after 4 years.

Kayden Cox
Kayden Cox

So far the only somewhat entertaining thing I've seen come out of the gameplay was someone killing themselves in a mildly funny way to end their session.

From what I've seen the map is really small, I don't understand how you could set out to create a vast pirate adventure, and have the map be the size of a child's playpen.

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Jose Wright
Jose Wright

The best part is streamers have done nothing but shit on the game, making it even funnier they made their game shittier in hopes of streamer dick sucking, and instead got it in the ass.
Just say what I say, "It's windows 10 exclusive bud". Windows 10 is cancer.

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Ian Peterson
Ian Peterson

I remember faggots here shilling this gameas a service here as a success because it had big twitch numbers during the beta.
Would you look at that, every single one of them stopped playing because they weren't being paid to do it anymore.

Luke Rogers
Luke Rogers

we want to make a game that's entertaining to watch
no mention at all about making a game that's entertaining to play

WHY DON'T YOU FUCKING NIGGERS JUST MAKE MOVIES INSTEAD OF SHITTING UP VIDEO GAMES

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Oliver Jackson
Oliver Jackson

"we needed to think about the streamer audience in addition to the players"
It has great potential but they dont't understand how it should be done.

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Angel Murphy
Angel Murphy

Games as a service
Don't remind me that that exists now. I had friends unironically suggest using it for this piece of shit. The crash cant come soon enough.

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Jayden Harris
Jayden Harris

It certainly feels that way. If they aren't trying to intentionally destroy their company they are the most incompetent shitheads that ever lived.

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Parker Ward
Parker Ward

There's no magic bucket that automatically empties the water you've taken on, you have to fill the bucket once and then run up 2 flights of stairs and throw it overboard, and repeat.

You don't need a magic fucking bucket. Just a bilge pump, some variations of which have been standard on sailing vessels since ancient times. What manner of phenomenal retards developed this game who didn't even know bilge pumps were a thing - or thought it would be "fun" to run up and down three decks of ship with a goddamned bucket hauling an entire ocean of water rushing in to flood your hull one drop at a time?

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Jonathan Diaz
Jonathan Diaz

They padded the game out a fuck load with sailing time so they can read off donations, aside from the fact that you can play with a crew of 4 so they can invite 3 of their subs to play and be in the cool club. Not to mention making it braindead easy so you only need to halfway pay attention.

Jaxson Phillips
Jaxson Phillips

Microsoft's Rare

Jordan Lopez
Jordan Lopez

Checking your dubs to say I can appreciate that gif. Maybe it should have been named "mexican shekelrubber" though.

Zachary Roberts
Zachary Roberts

It's the "used boat salesman" from Secret of Monkey Island. He acts like a used car salesman stereotype, so you're not far off. He wears a sombrero because he's tacky as fuck, because those salesmen are all tacky as fuck.

Bentley Sanders
Bentley Sanders

Fun fact: The famous Archimedes' screw was designed specifically to act as a bilge pump for the king's new luxury yacht.

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Carter Price
Carter Price

thought it would be "fun" to run up and down three decks of ship with a goddamned bucket hauling an entire ocean of water rushing
Pumps aside crews of ships often ended like that. Pumps may be broken or they alone have no capacity to deal with the leaks so buckets running were a thing too. Especially on military ships that had ridiculously large crews for their size and had free hands to spare .

Jaxson Reed
Jaxson Reed

Because this game wasn't intended to be anything other than a Looney Tunes gag stretched out over tens of hours.

Owen Fisher
Owen Fisher

So, since this game sucks and the other thread died, are there any Pirate games out there that are actually good?

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Jackson Walker
Jackson Walker

It's clearly an anti-communism message.

Justin Stewart
Justin Stewart

I would have thought that walking the plank would have been an infinitely more useful way of dealing with griefers. You take the vote, and if you're on land - they are simply removed from your crew. If you're at sea - they get chucked overboard. Either through marooning or drowning - the "offending" player is immediately removed from the party where further interaction can cease. Marooned players could then be rescued by another crew via matchmaking (start a bonfire on the beach signaling lfg active matchmaking) or drown and respawned (washed up ashore) on the nearest port.

Hunter Williams
Hunter Williams

Even then, why would you waste your free trial for Sea of Thieves when State of Decay 2 is less than 2 months away? Even getting it for free is a rip-off since even free-to-play games have more content than Sea of Thieves.

Probably the only interesting strategies in this broken game I've seen on stream is that you can use those explosive barrels as underwater mines. Carry an explosive barrel underwater to an enemy ship attacking you. Release it under their ship and let it hit the ship or shoot it and let it make 5-6 holes on that ship. They'll be too busy patching up holes to prevent their ship from sinking to even attack you and you can finish them off. Also, that charge sword attack can apparently make you glide far on the edge of the water or when you jump off the ship into the water. I forget which one or if both are possible. Other than that, it is really an overprices fetch quest game for cosmetics you're barely going to even see and don't provide any strategic or upgrade value. The only streams I see that are overly active seems to be from foreign streamers. I think the game is dead in the water.

Wyatt Edwards
Wyatt Edwards

Blonte.

Nathan Sullivan
Nathan Sullivan

I know that which is why I said what I did

Jose Rodriguez
Jose Rodriguez

that webm

There's even a save state option that lets you select the exact moment you want to reload. If I was that bad at my job, I'd be fired.

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Ayden Cruz
Ayden Cruz

If you want a semi-realistic boat fighting and on-foot adventuring and full of bugs most of the time
Sea Dogs/Age of Pirates 2/Pirate of the Caribbean
If you want strategy/happy merchant simulator
Tropico 2
Port Royale 1/2/3
If you want a quick arcade game
Sid Meier's Pirates!
If you want a pirate jrpg
Uncharted Waters New Horizons
If you just like the pirate setting
Monkey Island

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Parker Taylor
Parker Taylor

The galleons even have a plank but there's no mechanic to make someone walk it and you'll never be able to park the thing accurately enough for the plank to actually line up with a dock.

Aiden Young
Aiden Young

only has the subtitle on the box art
what bullshit.

Jayden Lopez
Jayden Lopez

I don't think the first uncharted waters came out in the west, so I guess they didn't want to scare away potential customers who don't want to play a game's sequel without first playing the previous ones

Ian Jenkins
Ian Jenkins

yeah, that is why Games for windows live was a huge success.

Adrian Turner
Adrian Turner

The worst part about all this is that Rare's games all have untapped potential. A fully fleshed out pirate simulator could be great for all sorts of reasons as mentioned above, and also, the sports games in Kinect Sports Rivals look like they'd be pretty great games if you could play them with a normal fucking controller. I'd love a new waverace game that plays like vid related.

Drinking
Not trying to play devil's advocate but there is drinking in the game.

Jose Young
Jose Young

would racemix with the chink

Brody Morales
Brody Morales

Runs up to an enemy
Starts spazzing out moving left and right while missing all his shots
Every
Fucking
Time
How?

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Luis Lee
Luis Lee

There are 3 Sea Dogs games on Steam. Sea Dogs, Carribean Tales and To Each His Own. Are they all good?

Isaiah Parker
Isaiah Parker

Love me some queenie.. Is there a higher res version of this?

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Nathan Carter
Nathan Carter

Illegal except for loot boxes
I think he meant in game gambling, like in New Vegas.

Aiden Cooper
Aiden Cooper

if there is I don't have it. I only have 2 copies of that small image for some reason.

Still though the Dark queen needs more love.

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Isaiah Martin
Isaiah Martin

Something for nothing clearly refers to redistribution of wealth aka welfare. I think the image is pretty obviously anti-commie.
Playing with a gamepad is the only explanation.

Thomas Johnson
Thomas Johnson

Not trying to play devil's advocate but there is drinking in the game.
It's just as pointless as everything else, and the worst drunkenness mechanic I've ever seen. Your character actually moves around even if you're not pressing any buttons, so if you're drunk on a dock you can fall off it by not touching your controller. And you get drunk after one mug of grog. And being drunk serves absolutely no purpose, I thought maybe it would cure snake poison or something (another pointless mechanic) but it doesn't make poison go away any faster (it just goes away by itself after a bit). Nothing makes sense.

Connor Richardson
Connor Richardson

Depends if you can put up with subpar tutorial, and some bugs. Never played the first Sea Dogs or Carribean tales, but they all play pretty much the same. Age of pirates and pirate of the carribean by the same developpers are in the same vein, that's why I didn't put them as seperates games in my post but as alternatives. By the way, if I remember correctly, that pirate of the carribean was supposed to be a Sea dogs game but with supernatural shit added

They're sandbox pirates games with actual shit to do, it always makes me laugh of those defending sea of thieves with their buyer's remorse are using the argument that it's an original game
It's motherfucking gun of icarus clone with boats and a empty maps with repetitive fetch quests

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Sebastian Jenkins
Sebastian Jenkins

There are 3 Sea Dogs games on Steam
cursed land luvers!

Landon James
Landon James

Could be interpreted that way, or as people talking about the rich siphoning off the wealth from the working class and poor class.

Ryder Miller
Ryder Miller

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Kevin Kelly
Kevin Kelly

Think the chubby that's holding her dogfu lets him mount her? She looks like the type that'd be into that.

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Chase Perry
Chase Perry

“Working class” is a marxist term implying that business owners don’t work. “Poor class” isn’t a term. Anyway, the game is utter shit.

Joshua Lee
Joshua Lee

/zoo/index.html
/furry/index.html

Kayden Jenkins
Kayden Jenkins

“Working class” is a marxist term implying that business owners don’t work.
Okay I'm no communist but for fucking real? Business owners don't work. The occasional good person who owns a small business does. Most just collect the profits and determine how hard they want to fuck over their low-level employees this year.

Landon Flores
Landon Flores

Okay I'm no communist
Business owners don't work
yeah right

Ayden Allen
Ayden Allen

Will pirate all of them right now.

Henry Johnson
Henry Johnson

Stop playing kusoge, Yuuko-san.

Brayden Perez
Brayden Perez

You are completely ignorant of how large corporations function. The more you're paid, the less work you do, but the more crucial your decisions are, on a proportional scale. The highest person in a corporation makes a handful of decisions a year, but they make or break the company. Regardless of the importance of those decisions, I don't think putting in a few days of genuine mental labor out of 365 days counts as work. The most they have to do is be a face that talks to stockholders and reassures them they'll get their money, or be the final say in arguments they weren't involved in from the start.

Carter Miller
Carter Miller

I don't do it. I said it looks like it's right up her alley, if you know what I mean.
Poor people don't exist anymore cause I said so.
Large business owners often do jack shit. What're you smoking?

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Isaac Young
Isaac Young

“Working class” is a marxist term
business owners work

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Bentley James
Bentley James

That camera movement
Is he playing that with a fucking controller?

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Luke Watson
Luke Watson

t. poorfag
Its alright man, we all know you struggle with business concepts otherwise why else would you poor.

Adrian Wood
Adrian Wood

posting the homosexual crossdressing cat

Julian Rodriguez
Julian Rodriguez

Maybe cause the upper classes robbed us of our wealth? But no, that can't be it. The rich jews always have our best interests in mind.

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Ryder Gonzalez
Ryder Gonzalez

Pirates aren't thieves though.

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Ayden Mitchell
Ayden Mitchell

robbed
More like made wealth itself meaningless by turning all money into meme paper backed by speculating pedophiles who only give out interest free loans to other pedophiles.

Jacob Reyes
Jacob Reyes

implying men aren't better at everything including being women

Matthew Clark
Matthew Clark

He's cute yes but he'll also give you HIV.

Landon Cook
Landon Cook

not posting trap cats
Majority of business owners are the middle class, you are a retarded faggot who struggles with the concepts of capitalism.
This nigger has a much better understanding, value is no longer on the actual its based on the speculative, leading to bubbles and things being inflated value.
Like twitter having its stock value cut in half because stock analysts THOUGHT it could produce more a profit.

Austin Roberts
Austin Roberts

why don't you try kb&m
A gamepad might be a shitty way to play an fps, but it's no excuse for being this shit at videogames.
Go ahead and try, I guarantee you would not be this bad even if you tried.
This guy isn't just shit at games, he's on a completely different level.
This this guy is so bad that it totally transcends input devices.
You could fucking jack this guy's nervous system directly into the fucking game, and he'd still fuck it up.
There is no hope for this man.

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Jace Watson
Jace Watson

If you discredit currency by overprinting and manipulating monetary value, you are robbing from others. By virtue of creating more currency for yourself you are devaluing all those other bills which when received were worth more before you added more money into the market.

This is neither here nor there though, as business owners rarely work or are the "middle class", you imp.

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Christian Anderson
Christian Anderson

Duke even has autoaim in by default so a mouse isn't even that necessary. I remember beating the game on a friend's 360 simply for the icon and it wasn't any harder than the PC original.

Mason Kelly
Mason Kelly

I wasn't disagreeing with you.

Evan Bailey
Evan Bailey

Sorry, forgot I linked you when I responded to that other one.

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Jeremiah Cooper
Jeremiah Cooper

I will instantly out myself as a marxist
now people will believe me
And reported.

Easton Kelly
Easton Kelly

strawman
being THIS FUCKING ILLITERATE
Just shut the fuck up, you blithering idiot.
oy vey i’m not a marxist
i just say things that only marxists say
and have absolutely no fucking clue what I’m talking about

Aiden Rodriguez
Aiden Rodriguez

Even that would fail, remember Yooka Laylee

Joshua Brooks
Joshua Brooks

you make crucial decisions
but you don’t work
those decisions, therefore, by definition, aren’t crucial
ha ha “work” is defined by physical labor
it isn’t anything else at all
horses should be paid more than any human being because they do more physical labor than any human ever could
This is how mentally defective communists actually are. This is what they actually believe.

Angel Myers
Angel Myers

So tell me all about the hard work those people at Microsoft did, that goes into a game like Sea of Thieves.

Sebastian Bailey
Sebastian Bailey

Rare still exists in the current year
How? Why?

Dylan Cook
Dylan Cook

It's kinda true, yeah, they appear not to know how does a pad functions, moving OR aiming and the like. It makes me wonder why they're doing it, kikes have plenty of media to infest. Why does he do something he doesn't even enjoy? Or are there people who are so horrifically bad that they can't get good even at fucking aiming?
""""""""""""""""Rare""""""""""""""""

Ayden Thomas
Ayden Thomas

I have a hard time believing anyone important who worked on those games worked on that. For fucks sake they didn't even get the clothed animal part of the main characters right.
main characters are pirates, I think
looking for pages of a book?
Just all over the place and reeks of leftover ideas pushed into a mold like a sausage patty.

Gabriel Brown
Gabriel Brown

working class doesn't exist
Capitalist reminds me why I hate him as much as the Communist.
working class is a marxist term
those dumb goyim will totally believe me now!

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Owen Brown
Owen Brown

What talent is left?
Do even 20% of the old devs still work there anymore?

Lincoln Stewart
Lincoln Stewart

For fucks sake they didn't even get the clothed animal part of the main characters right.
Reminder they stole the snake in pants design from Anton & Coolpecker and still managed to fuck that up.

Landon Hall
Landon Hall

taking a picture of worthless cunts in the Sea of Thieves tavern to celebrate your shit game and shittier genitals

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Carson Ward
Carson Ward

does the game have sexy white waman?

Leo Reed
Leo Reed

It has La Creatura

Lincoln Sullivan
Lincoln Sullivan

If you have capital and you're working hard, you're doing it wrong.

Hunter Cox
Hunter Cox

no sexy waman, no buy!
I consider myself as a part of the 'I_Like_sexy_Waman' minority and from what appears to me, it seems there is no appealing to every minority including mine.
I ask, how can a game with the focus to appeal to more minoroties fail to appeal to mine minority? A game that wanted to be liked by many people, players and gamers couldn't deliver it promis. I am very sad to hear the failed delivery to every minority!

Daniel Campbell
Daniel Campbell

user I NEED TO SHOW YOU SOMETHING

Juan Hughes
Juan Hughes

So that's where he's from, I've seen random porn of him on Pixiv for awhile.

Nathan Perry
Nathan Perry

Goblin Slayer

He slays goblins

Hudson Stewart
Hudson Stewart

isnt this the same situation as that space game? where angryjoe sperged out

Logan Hill
Logan Hill

inflation
Is this what you are really bitching about? You do understand that printing money is important for paper currency?
That currency is backed by oil reserves and our countries economic strength.

And yes most middle class are owners of franchise stores, gas station, car washes etc.
You are abysmally ignorant of even the most basic economic knowledge.

Dominic Cooper
Dominic Cooper

Wait, is this a piracy game where you can't rob things from towns, villages, and NPCs?

Jackson Bailey
Jackson Bailey

The problem is that they either didn't do their fucking job, or they consciously made piss poor decisions about what the devs should put in the game. I'll agree with you that CEOs and the like make way too much money for the work they put in, but to say that they hardly work is false. The world would be less of a shitty place if large corporations gave the people at the bottom a larger piece of the pie. Not to say that those in a leadership position don't deserve to be paid more, but it would be nice if the menial workers saw the success of their company reflected in their own paycheck.

Aiden Reed
Aiden Reed

Remember when rare used to put sexy ladies in their games regardless of if they made sense or not, or even if they were appropriate to be there in the first place?

But what about the protestant ethic and the spirit of capitalism? They worked hard as fuck and were still capitalists. Very good ones in fact.

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Elijah Parker
Elijah Parker

Is it wrong to think she'd be mildly attractive if her (((nose))) wasn't so prominent?
Looking at her again she looks like a goblin with a wig on. What am I thinking?
No no no, user. You can't have a game where people do things such as robbing, that might trigger someone. Instead in this game you look for buried treasure and fight skeletons. Because that's all pirates did! They were nice treasure hunters who engaged in a bit of friendly competition sometimes.

Honestly I don't even know why it's pirate themed. You don't engage in piracy most of the time anyway. Might as well have called it "Sea of Tomb Raiders" but that might make people think of a better game.
who am I kidding none of these people played the good Tomb Raiders

Julian Ross
Julian Ross

UNC UNC UNC UNC UNC UNC UNC UNC

Evan Fisher
Evan Fisher

I've never even played Duke 3D and I can tell he's bad at it.
That one part near the beginning where he keeps trying to kick that alien but misses and walks off hurts my soul.

Dylan Davis
Dylan Davis

They can't do that, in free market capitalism they would get out competed by those that treat the replaceable lowly scum worse. It's a race to the bottom if you are unfortunate to have to sell your labour instead of doing nothing and get capital gains for it.

Luis Perry
Luis Perry

Is he playing with fucking keyboard controls or what? This reminds me of when I tried to play Doom without mouselook, but I believe Duke 3D already had that to some degree, right?

Kayden Rodriguez
Kayden Rodriguez

It has mouselook but only fore horizontal by default. Not sure about the rereleases.

Henry Smith
Henry Smith

Remember when rare used to put sexy ladies in their games regardless of if they made sense or not, or even if they were appropriate to be there in the first place?

But sexy ladies always make sense.

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Jaxson Rodriguez
Jaxson Rodriguez

So you're telling me this dude just walks up to enemies and starts wobbling his hand around?

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Landon Perez
Landon Perez

He uses his feet sometimes too.

Owen Carter
Owen Carter

Desperately cucks himself into a toilet stall in order to lap up some water only to get repeatedly fucked by the pig

second image
Nice dreamworks face there

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Carter Bennett
Carter Bennett

This is worse than the PS2.

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Matthew Price
Matthew Price

I can't unsee Shigeru Miyamoto's goofy smile on the Asian broad even though she isn't even the same ethnicity.

Asher Bell
Asher Bell

God damn, I want to claw my eyes out. He has steroids selected the whole time, which is the Duke3D version of the berserk pack from Doom. Makes your mighty boot insta-kill most enemies and makes you run really fast. Even though he has no pistol ammo he has no excuse for playing this badly. At least he realized he should blow up the trashcan to look for a medkit.
It doesn't need vert mouselook. Duke3D had vertical autoaiming just like Doom.

What version is this? I have never seen this "rewind slider" before and Duke's pain voice cues sound even faggier compared to the original recording.
Playstation button prompts in the menu
Jesus Christ I'm not sure if I even want to know.
"Ehh, this suuucks."
You said it Duke.

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Camden Cook
Camden Cook

I think it's the Gearbox "remaster", whatever retarded name they gave it.

Henry Thomas
Henry Thomas

HOLY FUCK FUCKING DEJA VU, I SAW THESE EXACT SAME POSTS IN A THREAD LAST YEAR BEFORE CHRISTMAS

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Christopher Barnes
Christopher Barnes

That would explain how they got the voice talent for it. I like St. John's voice but his original takes sounded better.

Nolan Phillips
Nolan Phillips

Game looked like shit from the start
Surprise, it's shit
Even normalfags now know that it's shit
Yet threads just (((happen))) to appear about it on Holla Forums

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Austin Bell
Austin Bell

Holla Forums
not making fun of shitty games
he doesn't enjoy his anger

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Isaac Sanchez
Isaac Sanchez

Nothing to get angry about here, just having a swell time and enjoying the smug due to schadenfreude.

Jacob Nelson
Jacob Nelson

Fun would be justified if there was anything to make fun of in this game. There isn't. It's the 53456th iteration of Twitchbait vaguely feminist bullshit game.

Anger would be justified if the game had any impact whatsoever. It hadn't, because of the reason above.
Ergo, any attempt to "talk" about this game is very likely an attempt at garnering undue attention.

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Brandon Gonzalez
Brandon Gonzalez

Fun would be justified if there was anything to make fun of in this game.
This game has been hyped in every E3 since 2015. Microsoft put it on the front page for their Xbox site (or so I've heard). This game was hyped to hell and back, just as much as Skyrim or Oblivion and it's even more of a letdown than either of those games, which is saying something. The amusement comes from the fact that Microsoft seemed to think this would be their killer app for their worthless console which has surpassed launch PS3 as a nogaems meme and it has as much content as an alpha playtest.

Julian Jenkins
Julian Jenkins

Fun would be justified if there was anything to make fun of in this game.
I don't know about you but seeing shitty games fail brings me a small measure of joy. It also lets me know that this industry isn't completely fucked yet.

Nathaniel Hernandez
Nathaniel Hernandez

Whatever nigger, I'm gonna enjoy this overhyped project flopping and laughing at yet another failure of Microsoft's. I consider it's failure a win, winning never gets old.

Grayson Perez
Grayson Perez

Just mark my words and watch out for more threads like this just seemingly appearing out of nowhere in a few weeks, when everybody forgot about Sea of Thieves.

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Wyatt Gray
Wyatt Gray

I've given hope for Rare long ago. Their only value is in their IPs.

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Mason Murphy
Mason Murphy

given up hope**

Josiah Reyes
Josiah Reyes

Heh. It's that space game all over again. I forgot the name, it was made by those beardy, open mouthed nu-devs. But it's actually that.
Open world
hype about the massive world and stuff
no info about what you can do in the game
turns up lackluster, boring, empty promises
it's actually that space game all over again.

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Jose Sanchez
Jose Sanchez

forgetting about No Man's Sky

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Jeremiah Rogers
Jeremiah Rogers

I'd be happy if the game came to windows 7,and on steam,and was free,it'd make for a neat game night.
Won't touch it unless those happen though.

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Jackson Edwards
Jackson Edwards

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Evan Ortiz
Evan Ortiz

heh

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Joshua Nguyen
Joshua Nguyen

i was in the midst of writing this comment, then i noticed yours. well put.
i usually forget the names of vaporware-type software
lul

Nicholas Phillips
Nicholas Phillips

It looks like Tumblr made a pirate level for Timesplitters 2.

Michael Ross
Michael Ross

I still do not understand how they could possibly manage to fuck up a pirate game. It's not like they were reinventing the wheel here, they should have just copied AssCreed 4 and made it multiplayer.

Christian Phillips
Christian Phillips

thieves indeed

Jacob Ross
Jacob Ross

Look at the photo in this post Every developer working on this is the same kind of hipster who sees an episode of Mythbusters and thinks their a scientist. They live and breath vicariously through fads.

Colton Bell
Colton Bell

HIV doesn't exist in animeland, because niggers people don't exist in animeland.
And nigger traps don't exist period.

Justin Carter
Justin Carter

Thieves indeed, the devs just commited highway robbery of selling a barebones-game they were probably finished with 3 years ago for full price.

Jaxson Green
Jaxson Green

Fuck me. Goddamn.

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Evan Scott
Evan Scott

And nigger traps don't exist period.
Yes they do, but tyrone and co. fall for it and put the poor thing out of its misery when they notice the penis.

Xavier King
Xavier King

And nigger traps don't exist period.
You are very, very wrong. I would actually say they're more common than white traps. White traps just use the internet more, and are more in demand than the nig transvestite.

Ethan Brooks
Ethan Brooks

What version is this? I have never seen this "rewind slider" before and Duke's pain voice cues sound even faggier compared to the original recording.

Looks like the Xbox 360 version to me.

Leo Rodriguez
Leo Rodriguez

If you look at the rewind menu during the numerous times he died one of the button prompts is the square button on a DualShock. Maybe the same version was released on multiple platforms.

Jack Garcia
Jack Garcia

The original 360 release didn't have that.

Parker Phillips
Parker Phillips

Well, build version yeah, not necessarily platform. Didn't notice the DS face button prompts because I wasn't paying that close of attention to it. I just remember that rewind shit from the 360 version.

Gavin Gutierrez
Gavin Gutierrez

Perfect Dark can't be duplicated. It exists only as a sequel to GE in the way it's an upgrade to every single concept GE did before it. GE only succeeded because it was built by a group who went into it wanting to reimagine an FPS game (none of the original GE devs had played a FPS, hence why everything is completely different to the PC games).
If Rare somehow got a team together that had ideas to redo FPS games from it's basics, MS wouldn't fund that because it's too risky.

Ayden Sanchez
Ayden Sanchez

How to get some value out of Rare.

1. Fire everyone
2. Sell licences for IPs to small dev groups for them to make small XBL Arcade games (Battletoads as a beat em up, Banjo as a 2D platformer (ie. "Who wants to try and improve on that new DKC N is doing"?). Charge 15 bucks each with the aim at building trust in the brand/IPs again.
3. Get the shattered remains of Free Radical and get them to do a small follow up to PD to get people interested.
4. Fund FR to make a crazy new FPS that looks just like Timesplitters but completely different because it has a different name. Keep them making crazy multiplayer/couch-coop shooters forever.
5. At the end of the console generation, make compilation disks of these games. Sell on both the current gen and have as a bundle-title for the new console gen (with a bit of HD remix-ing to get the early adopters going "Wow, isn't this cool!").

Jordan Stewart
Jordan Stewart

Fire all of these women, and hire a man who knows how to design a good quest narrative and item progression. Boom, game becomes 20 times more appealing. Equality (in general) is the death of all that is fun. Libshit yuppies know nothing of how to make co-op, exploration gameplay "fun".

Jonathan Russell
Jonathan Russell

Jesus Christ man. These people just don't have any respect, at all. They need to be driven out of the industry, zero fucking tolerance. Goes to show they really don't play nor care about video games.

Cameron Hall
Cameron Hall

Was there any other pirate game on the SNES other than Uncharted Waters 1 and 2? I have a very faint memory of playing a sort of pirate/sailing/swashbuckling game on a SNES emulator as a kid, but I'm not quite sure that UW is it.

Eli Nguyen
Eli Nguyen

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Joseph Foster
Joseph Foster

It's pretty hard to tell. Most negresses look like men, so a trap is a little unfair a term.

Sebastian Perry
Sebastian Perry

What do we call the disgusting artstyle this game and other garbage like overwatch, generic chinese mobileshit and league of legends have?
That weird, puke inducing shiny clay?
It needs a name.

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Owen Allen
Owen Allen

That's because a computer is too complex to operate for the average nigger, even more so one with at least 4 different STDs and a brain fried from taking artificial hormones.

Jose Sanders
Jose Sanders

Pixar

Camden Mitchell
Camden Mitchell

Sculpted ugliness.
Clay Fighter ripoffs.
Plasticine chic.

Nathan Parker
Nathan Parker

That's a really good edit.

Adrian Lopez
Adrian Lopez

dat 3rd image

Probably be a good idea to conquer her extra chromosome first, kek.

Connor Thomas
Connor Thomas

Leaving off Pirates!

Fight ya m8, swear on me ancestors.

James Sanders
James Sanders

Also, giving the devil his due, AssCreed: Black Flag was pretty clutch.

What do you do with a drunken sailor…