Some places said that on the all access that you can watch multiplayer footage and I just sat thru 30 MINUTES worth of hardly nothing. Definitely not any multiplayer footage. I blame the Machinma App on the XBox that not only said multiplayer footage on the front page but had NOTHING on it until Microsoft removed the ad 2 hours after their video was supposed to show up.. Someone at Machinma needs to get their head out of their butt.
(add the fact that the Machinma app always tells me the connection is too slow and only gives me the chance to exit. First week it wouldnt even install on the Xbox.)
They showed you one of the single player missions which you could tell was basically "scripted". Swim some then shoot this weapon then have stuff knock you down and have your commander pull you from the wreckage, etc. The fish supposedly have AI that changes their direction when you get near but meanwhile you never get near. Stupid stuff like that. Remember in the BF3 campaign when you were supposed to shoot down the front of the building and all you had to do was pull the trigger on thee bazooka pointed anywhere at the building THEN it fell apart the same way regardless of where you hit it ?
The second thing they talk about is the dog which is also "scripted". Basically "take care of this guy from the dogs perspective" and none of the enemy players fight back.
The third portion was a panorama of SINGLE PLAYER portions of the game.
There was no multiplayer anywhere in that video. And whats worse is even though its a next gen engine certain things you could see were "low gen" like for example the motions of the other player in your single player missions. His movement was way too "blocky" for a next gen engine.
Anyone else feel diappointed after watching the All Access video ?
By the way It was found on Softpedia on the web before the xbox got it. 4 hours later and still not on the xbox like promised by Machinma.
Well, for one, how often is it that we see multiplayer footage before campaign footage? Basically never. And as for the graphics, sure, they aren't Frostbite engine like, but they're a definite improvement.
It wasnt the graphics that was the problem , which BTW ran twice as fast in framerate compared to BF3.
What was disappointing was the blockiness of the movement of the other soldier and the fact the dog really didnt have much to do. Like for example you would attack one enemy with the dog, the other enemy wouldnt do nothing while you shot him.
If the soldier on your team is going to move 3 feet up the road WHY have him "iceskate" as he does it. Thats the same garbage we see with this game engine.
Mark Rubin already said we won't be getting MP until August. No one should be surprised that E3 is a single player mission.
It was precisely what I expected. Apart from the fidelity of the graphics and sound scape. Both f which were a little better than I expected. Didn't expect any MP until Augustish.....
I assumed so but except for the graphics the game just looked so plain.
It's kind of what I have been trying to say now for the past few months. Starting with the teaser for the May announcement, it seemed that IW put little to no effort into this work up of this notice. It looked like a commercial for the history channel.
Now fast foward to yesterday's "All Access" reveal. The one thing that I really like was how they demonstrated old graphics v new. Quite frankly, I found that really interesting.
But the rest.....come on. Very vanilla. Once again, it seems to me to be a lack of any creative effort. They pretty much did whatever the other guys do and call it good. What happened to the good old days when at the very end of a reveal clip a stickie 'nade gets stuck to the side of a camping stealth clown's head in a short 10-15 second reveal of MP? Everyone just went crazy for that stuff and it really got the community going. Now the most exciting thing we see a little behind the scenes on the graphics.
As I have said before, if they can't put some high end effort into their reveals of the game, what makes people believe they are going to put some high-end effort into the game itself.