08'aIgnorance is not an excuse
28th November 2003
Me is the wants! :beer:
That trailer was the biggest waist of time ever. Apart from the map which looked pretty good, the graphics and explosion effects were terrible. Retained the same crappyness (graphics wise) as OFP. I wouldnt be surprised if the ironsights were 2D and pitch black.
PS. OFP XBOX sucks the big one too. What were they thinking with those awful ironsights.
I do sound like a hater but as much as I liked (or tried to like) OFP i still get that feeling of poor game design. THANK GOD for the user addons like FFUR and Y2K3 otherwise i would have burned my copy a long time ago.
Corrections: 1. Its not the trailer 2. FFUR and Y2K3 is don't have their own addons, but use community addons with new effects. More like a pack of addons with a theme. 3. OFP poor game design? It was revolutionary at the time and to this date there is no game out there to match it. What the hell are you talking about? It was the a game that introduced many new things. 4. Graphics? You do realize the size of the OFP world. What do you expect COD2 graphics? 5. Its better if you don't even buy it, noobs like you will just ruin the OFP communtity and turn it into a BF style community where there's a loser in every server.
OK you make some good points.
But seeing as all the creators who helped make those mods did so well as they did, like good looking models, sounds, animations etc, even leaning and rolling. I look back at the game before these additions in disgust at how the designers themselves could have added this in long before.
Yes it was revolutionary. But there were so many little things that pissed me off:
The models and sounds were crap beyond belief. They basically one reload animation that covered all the weapons (except the few obvious different ones like pistol and RPG). Half life had better animations than that. At least you SAW the magazine drop down and the weapon was cocked in the right way. That is not a hard thing to add into a game (unless we're talking about the custom weapons) When vehicles get destroyed they either just turn black or fold into eachother like paper. AI was just plain annoying at some points: They can shoot me from far distances but when i get right close to them they either dont see me or take about 3-4 seconds before he rotates and shoots me. It still lags like a whore on my computer when I can play HL2 and Fear perfectly fine (I think I need more Ram). Plus every now and then it BSODs on me. Armstrong has sounds like a black man on his radio (but I managed to change it to his real voice) This ones just stupid but in the second or third mission when Koslowski and Fowley were talking about their dead officer to eachother their faces to voices are the wrong way round, ie, Koslowski has Fowleys voice and Fowley has Koslowskis voice (But I managed to fix that too). This one pisses me off dearly: VEHICLE TO ON FOOT TRANSITIONS how the guy basically teleports into the vehicle, that was just awful for me. They could have done something simple like halo or whatever and add little third person animations of the guy hopping into the car or whatever.
But the thing I loved about OFP was the modding community was huge. Im not the pussy noob you think I am. I do admire OFP because it would have been pretty fantastic at the time. But people hold it up so damn high they dont even seem to notice the flaws in the game.
BTW OFP2(Game2 or whatever its name is) and Armed Assault are too different games arent they? Coz I have to admit the screenshots for OFP 2 look fantastic so far.
All the things your saying are insignificant. The game was the first for BIS, they did not have the resources to make it that good. Plus they never expected it to be as big as it was, so they did not focus much on what you said. Plus all the things you said are eye candy, they don't add to the factor that makes OFP, well OFP. If you played online games like CC or C&R, you know what I mean. The modding community is better for any game, of course. Because what they do is add to it. Yeah, aa and game 2 are different.
No! I'm Spamacus!
17th June 2003
Wow, those graphics looked amazing, almost too good for me and my computer. :p Definently nice to see some PC footage.