posted by AgentSmith (PLEASANT HILL, CA) Dec 20, 2012
Member since Dec 2006
I admit I have high expectations when it comes to AAA games and my first impressions of playing this game were very bad.
For me there was too much shimmering with the leaves and the grass every time the camera moved it caused the screen to twinkle too much. The frame rate felt unusually low like it was kind of lagging or something.
When the game begins, you're required to play the script that has been thought out for you. Understandably it helps blend the cut scene I just saw to the actual gameplay itself and to introduce the controls to me. However after I escape my captors, learn the basic controls, I no longer want a script to be forced down my throat. To clarify, when I refer to scripts, I don't mean the quests themselves I mean how you go about doing the quest is my major complaint. If we have to escape, let me figure out a way; when it's scripted I have to do it exactly like they want it done (only one way to do it, like a movie it's the same thing every time you watch it). There's no room for me to figure it out. Just push buttons, move control sticks like a good little boy.
Even after the initial escape scene you must perform the most boring of tasks collecting plants, skinning boars, and reporting back. Similarly to RE6 I had no choices only to follow what the developer's scripted out for me to do. When this happens I don't feel like I'm playing a game it's like playing cutscenes with elaborate quick time events.
Even after 30 minutes I'm still forced to do missions I don't want to do. At least in Skyrim after escaping your captors (hey maybe it is Skyrim with guns) they let you freely walk around. If you wanted to do missions, you could. And if not, that was ok too.
Your mileage will vary but for me it's time to run this car off the f---ing cliff.