first-person shooters

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Homefront - (2011 game) image

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The Koreans invade the United States, and you are a freedom fighter who hides behind invulnerable cover in an on-rails playable cutscene.

alt-F4 as soon as I was placed in a "home base" which forced me to RP-walk everywhere. Inexcusable.

Sanctum 2 - (2013 game) art

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http://store.steampowered.com/app/210770/
http://www.coffeestainstudios.com/games/sanctum-2

A combined first-person shooter and tower-defense game.

Seems pretty cute, but I hate tower defense games which have multiple entrances.



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http://store.steampowered.com/app/314230/
https://elliptic-games.com/

A space simulator fps thingy.

While it looked quite good at a glance, when actually trying it it fell flat. When a game cannot lean on cutting-edge technology, it has to have solid gameplay. It didn't feel good at all to me. I guess No Man's Sky spoiled me.

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DO NOT BUY. DO NOT TRY.

No Man's Sky icon

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http://store.steampowered.com/app/275850/
http://no-mans-sky.com/

Explore, survive, gather and trade while making your way to the galactic core.

Every single described goal of this game has failed. It is a bad flight-simulator, with bad crafting, bad technology, and bad survival mechanics. It is set on procedurally generated planets so vast that nothing matters, in a procedurally-generated universe so vast that nothing matters. What's worse is that it is so godawfully crowded with hand-holding that it becomes both easy and repetitive. Being ugly and with abysmal performance, it's not even an exploration time-waster.

Perhaps in some years they will change/fix many of its issues, but I believe it has a fundamental casualness to it that anchors its core gameplay problems. This is not a game made for gamers.

2017-05-07 update: I tried it again, and it just isn't worth it. If its graphics were the same as before (they're busted now) then maybe. I have another video card but I'm not going to swap things around or fiddle with installing an old version of my card's drivers. I just don't want to bother any more.



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http://www.towerofguns.com/

A terrible FPS semi-roguelike game.

Procedurally-generated levels. Extraordinarily unfairly unnecessarily hard. Not fun at all.

I ended up getting a refund.



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Borderlands 2 text 1

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http://www.borderlands2.com/

I have nothing but positive things to say about this game. Except for the negative things.

I haven't done a proper review, and might bother some time later.



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