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bacon12
05-23-10, 02:33 PM
Haven't seen so much as a mention of this here at nvnews so I make a da thread. I personally think this game is gonna rock, and I just bought it. GTA MMO pretty much, and if the combat is tight I can see it being a big hit.

I will support any title that is trying something new instead of rehashing old stuff. Check it out guys.

http://www.apb.com/

I pre-purchased on steam (http://store.steampowered.com/app/57500/).

|MaguS|
05-23-10, 03:38 PM
Eh I don't see how this game is gonna offer much replayability. Haven't seen much on it...

[AK]Zip
05-23-10, 04:50 PM
I am in the beta for the game. I can't say I enjoyed it much at all. I uninstalled the game and moved on. GTA is way funner MMO or not. I even like Just Cause 2 more and I can't say that game is that great overall.

t3hl33td4rg0n
05-23-10, 05:44 PM
Game looks boring IMO.

Sgt_Pitt
05-23-10, 06:25 PM
Game looks boring IMO.

it is.

p.s there's a mmo section above

Mr. Hunt
05-23-10, 06:26 PM
Yeah... it had potential but honestly it isn't that great. The lag is horrible (mostly because of all of the retarded crap they put in for an MMO that is just a hog for bandwidth) and weapon balance does not exist. Driving is terrible... the only thing I really liked was the customization.

NarcissistZero
05-23-10, 06:46 PM
it is.

p.s there's a mmo section above

Is 100 player instanced multiplayer really MMO material? That is my issue with this game... compare it to MAG or even Battlefield 2 and I don't see why I would pay a monthly fee for it. Factor in that I am against paying upfront AND monthly for games in the first place and... well, me getting APB is unlikely.

bacon12
05-23-10, 08:49 PM
Yeah... it had potential but honestly it isn't that great. The lag is horrible (mostly because of all of the retarded crap they put in for an MMO that is just a hog for bandwidth) and weapon balance does not exist. Driving is terrible... the only thing I really liked was the customization.

I heard the lag was really bad due to US players being put in a EU server. Still if I don't like it after playing early access I will try and cancel it. I don't mind paying a small fee to play if its fun anymore than renting servers like now.

|MaguS|
05-23-10, 09:00 PM
Factor in that I am against paying upfront AND monthly for games in the first place and... well, me getting APB is unlikely.

Yes because it was such a hard decision for you with Star Trek Online...

NarcissistZero
05-23-10, 10:13 PM
Yes because it was such a hard decision for you with Star Trek Online...

APB isn't exactly a franchise I grew up with my entire youth and am a complete fanboy over. And it isn't really an MMO. And I regret getting even Star Trek Online.

Add it up.

NarcissistZero
06-12-10, 08:28 AM
Jesus, this is the best thread for this game? PC exclusive shooter and it has 8 posts?

Glad I am not alone in not really being excited over it. Oddly, only a couple weeks before it comes out, I got a beta invite. Guess I will be playing this tomorrow and seeing what is what.

Vardant
06-12-10, 08:54 AM
Let me know how it runs, because the closed beta was unplayable. Plenty of sites giving thousands of keys if anyone is interested, Eurogamer had 50k for example. These kind of numbers tell me, it probably hasn't changed much.

six_storm
06-12-10, 09:32 AM
It looks like a really cool game to me, BUT it's $50 right out and you only get 40-50 hours with that $50. Pay to play games suck IMO.

NarcissistZero
06-13-10, 01:30 AM
Man, this game could be so awesome were it not multiplayer only. I like the look and feel, but I just dislike MMO multiplayer too much to pay for it I suspect. Two examples why:

1) My second or third combat mission was to stop a gang from spray-painting a wall... I get there to see a cop and criminal just standing there talking on mic. I shoot the criminal and I hear someone yell at me "dude we're trying to figure the game out together, get the **** out of here." Immersion factor? -1,000,000.

2) I boot up into the social area for the first time to see someone in pink clothes with the word "FAG" written on the back simulating a BJ on everyone who enters the area, with people joining in. Got a pic of it, though sadly not the epithet:

http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/5743/apb.jpg

I just don't know how to enjoy being immersed in a game with all this ridiculous crap.

Mr. Hunt
06-13-10, 01:41 AM
Not sure how you can be that immersed in a game that has cartoon drawings that require input from a keyboard and mouse, either :\.

NarcissistZero
06-13-10, 02:04 AM
Not sure how you can be that immersed in a game that has cartoon drawings that require input from a keyboard and mouse, either :\.

Well, I feel sorry for you then.

nutcrackr
06-13-10, 02:28 AM
APB could be the biggest flop in mmo history.

NarcissistZero
06-13-10, 04:04 AM
APB could be the biggest flop in mmo history.

It's actually really fun, and the people I have been playing with seem to love it. I just dislike the normal MMO/Online crap, but I know I am near alone on that score.

I played with some good people for 2 whole hours though and had a good amount of fun. It's definitely got some rough spots though.

Sgt_Pitt
06-13-10, 11:12 AM
yeah i was in the euro beta, it was pretty unplayable due to lag from australia, trying to drive a car in 300-500 ping is impossible.

The game has some pretty good customisation features, and you have to expect with so many that there will be aholes abusing the system. I'm sure the devs would clean em out by banning them.

I saw some really good looking clothes and cars during beta, people are really creative with the tools they provide, but thats pretty much what the game is, a big sandbox for creative people.

The combat was pretty average as i often got matched against people way too pimped out for my crappy guns, but i hear they changed the way the game creates matches.

i give the game a 6/10 due to lag and average combat.

NarcissistZero
06-13-10, 06:48 PM
Yeah, the combat and goals are rather plain... no location-based damage is a major WTF. I'm not going to buy it, but I enjoyed my 5 hours.

ragejg
06-17-10, 07:41 AM
I just got the beta installed last night and played a little bit. Cool UI, decent gameplay, chinzy graphics.

I'll post a more thorough evaluation once I've played it more.