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Metall_pingwin

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#1 8 years ago

After playing Bioshock 2 for a little bit, enough to be far enough into the game not to have these troubles - I keep finding myself constantly overwhelmed by the game.

Now, this is completely natural when you start out something new. Fast reactions and learning new button layouts are not best friends. But 12 hours into the game (including multiplayer) one should think those issues would go away.

Well not this time. For the first time in my life when playing a game, I feel completely and utterly overwhelmed during firefights.

Rather than using my full arsenal, I have to resort to picking one plasmid and sticking to it, rather than trying to change from the electric power to telekinesis so I can protect myself from rockets or Spider splicers, I'm better off just strafing around frantically hoping not to get hit... And god forbid I run out of ammo and have to pick a new weapon or ammo type, at that point I feel like an eighty year old woman working a remote control.

I don't know what it is... I've never been so completely over my head when playing a game that I wished for a button to let me pause the game, regain my composure and change guns.

Does anyone else feel my pain in any games out there? Perhaps I've been having off days, but this is something new, and if I may sa so - frustrating.




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#2 8 years ago

It's probably just a knee jerk reaction. Any game that offers challenge is easier to play once you put in several hours, days, weeks, whatever it takes, to get used to it. I'll listen to that "I'm getting old" bit when you're decades, and I DO mean plural, past college age. I'm about to turn 52, yet I still have the dexterity and reflexes to beat a game like DiRT 2 on Hardcore mode. When I started the game though I was wondering if I could even beat it on Extreme. Getting used to the tracks, cars and settings made all the difference. Just give it more time and stop worrying about it. Playing relaxed also helps I think you'll find.

That being said, some games DO take a very good concentration and awareness level to play well. I once read Fatal1ty's regiment for keeping in gaming shape and it involves quite a diet and conditioning program. Challenging games aren't something you want to engage in at any particular time regardless of how you're feeling.




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#3 8 years ago

Bioshock 2 is a lot more hectic then the original, so you probably aren't alone. A big thing is the simple fact you can have a weapon and a plasmid out at the same time. I'm constantly accidentally clicking to fire my plasmid and am just frying up shit all over the place.




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#4 8 years ago
>Omen<;5239846It's probably just a knee jerk reaction. Any game that offers challenge is easier to play once you put in several hours, days, weeks, whatever it takes, to get used to it. I'll listen to that "I'm getting old" bit when you're decades, and I DO mean plural, past college age.

Hey, of course, I didn't mean I'm actually too old for gaming. Just a silly joke.

Perhaps you're right, maybe I'm just playing a game that's more difficult then I'm used to. Still, this is different from the game being too difficult because I can feel myself being held back by the (for some reason) hard to navigate weapon selections, not slow reflexes or poor planning.

I'm starting to realize this is probably more of a Bioshock 2 is hard thread, rather than I'm a gaming cripple thread. >_>




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#5 8 years ago

It happens to me more than I'd like to admit, unfortunately. It seems I have a great deal of trouble in titles in which I have to switch weapons without a single click of a button. I'm not sure as to whether or not that is how it is in Bioshock 2, but whenever that happens I seem to have a lot of trouble switching weapons quickly in situations that I need to do so.

You're definitely not alone. I have good reflexes in terms of gaming, that I've proved in Call of Duty. However, when things are switched up a bit to something less familiar, I definitely cannot do things as fast as I would like.

Like said already, giving it a bit more time will probably do the trick. Before long, you'll likely be able to operate fairly quickly without experiencing much trouble.




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#6 8 years ago

Seriously, don't get worked up too much. I can completely empathize considering the fact that I don't usually try strategic or for that matter even smart approaches and I have anger issues even with games (don't compare me with the angry German kid though, I don't break my items over things like that).

Just remember it's only a game. It's for fun, not for giving your life and soul to and completely trying to perfect yourself in it. You'll probably get the hang of it sooner or later.

I've had similar issues several times myself. It's just as mentioned that it takes time to get used to new controller setup. It can be slightly harder if you also play other games while playing this game because you keep switching back and forth b/w the games with different setups.

If you've got controller setup down, then just try experimenting around a bit and don't lose your cool. Especially if it's a small issue over like loss of one HP. It'll probably pass. I wouldn't worry about it. It'll pass even faster if you do that.




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#7 8 years ago

Well like Afterburner said, it's going to be a more hectic, fast paced game the 2nd time around. They're counting on most of the players having beaten Bioshock 1 and starting with an already familiar feel for the weapons/powers. Since they're balancing the new game pace with simultaneous use of plasmids and weapons, key binding and quick switching of weapons becomes critical. I suggest trying to maximize use of a mouse with programmable buttons if you have one. My MX500 is 5 yrs old, but it has 5 programmable buttons that come in quite handy for games where I need to quick switch weapons a lot.