A list of the things that every competitive shooter needs in the current gaming age in order to achieve legendary status.
agree with most of this stuff but doubt many fps's will incorporate all 5
We can dream can't we? :)
how can they leave off Blu-Ray? This is what I want all of my shooters ((need)) to be on....
Socom has a lot of those including rank that reflects skill and a strong community. That is why I love it so much. The fast matchmaking is not there though. Thats for damn sure.
"bypass the server browsing system that ultimately does not function smoothly on consoles (yet)." Warhawk, Resistance 1 & 2, Killzone 2, Socom all say hi. Prefer Server browsing so i can see WHAT my connection ping will be like, so i can join a game with 100% certain of no lag. Resistance even Shows WHAT country the server is in. What this list needs: Better Clan support options (None of that "Insert Tag Here" CoD crap, im talking Socom / Killzone 2 styled Clan support) at end of Community: "Clan support would just be the icing on the cake, Bungie." 100% agree with that. Multiplats and 360 exclusives need better clan support. Indepth Leader Boards (CoD4, Halo 3 (Bungie.net or what ever the site is) and Killzone 2) Ingame Tournaments and Clan currency (Really, i truly hope many FPS games after KZ2 will look at this and create similar systems for their Multiplayer, cause it just reeks of replayability... Will truly drive clans into high levels of competition) Fully Customizable Servers (I think Halo 3's Forge would count, then theirs Socom, Resistance 2, and Killzone 2, All of these games allow alot of server customization, With Killzone 2 having the most) Definatly agree with the Community part, Like Halo 3's Bungie.net, Myresistance.com, Killzone.com.... Website communities like this are important, they allow users to communicate with the Developers, to report bugs, glitches, or any kinds of complaints or ideas. This helps Developers handle problems quicker, and also find out WHAT the community would like to see in future DLC / Games. User created content, something FarCry 2 had gotten right with its map creator... i hope more FPS's will have similar user created maps for online play
Great points, I had no idea that those games used server browsers (I've never played them online). I think what I was really trying to say was that server browsers don't really resonate well with the casual crowd. While most of those games sold fairly well, they aren't posting numbers close to the big multiplayer "phenomenons" like COD and Halo. Good point though again. I loved clan support in Halo 2, and I was really, really disappointed when it was removed in Halo 3. With the leaderboards, that was something that I figured fell under the community bit, but I agree that it is deserving of its own categories. Good points! More replies like this are great.
I also think that server browers are way superior to matchmaking similar to those of Halo 3 and GeoW 2. In Halo 3 you couldn't even create a match of your own that everyone could see. You had to create a custom match that only those in your party list could play. That kind of rendered the forge and all matchmaking settings useless, as you'd have to have a party full of friends to have any fun while playing them. Warhawk and Resistance 2 both have great server browers that are accesible and let you customize your server the way you want it. In Resistance 2 you can also have a party similar to the one in Halo 3 and jump between co-op and competetive servers as you which. Killzone 2 does so many things right with its community and online features that I think it will have a very strong community playing it for a long time.
i agree with the level reflecting skills they should show kill/death ratio and their level so that way we can laugh at their horrible skills but still know that they've got an advantage
CoD4 / WaW shows a persons K/D ratio... Deaf kid here is packing 2.15 on CoD4 and 2.27 on Waw :)
no no i mean like next to their level in the game lobby they should have their ratio instead of having to go through series of menus to see their profile and their ratio wtf!deaf kid that whips ass?! i cant even play shooter games without sound
lol, love video games, and i got used to playing with outsound after having lost my hearing... I'd trade my left leg for hearing anyday tho :P Then again, since i no longer depend on hearing, my vision is a bit more Acute / sharper than Hearing people, since i depend upon that..
well i understand how losing one senses increases the other u win both ways u got skills and a disadvantage
Thats a nice perk you got there Jager. What level do you unlock that? lol jk
I don't know about putting the K/D NEXT to the player's name in lobbies, but perhaps a simple button press to bring up their stats would be nice.
how about a working multiplayer mode how about that
Is that a reference to a certain game by Epic?
A game that is now fixed? I think he's talking about some other game.
They fixed Gears of War 2???!!! YES!!! *runs to 360* ...dang it
I think games need a combination of strong matchmaking (CoD4) as well as "Choose your own game" options. Also, personally, I don't like the idea of a reward system that "punishes." Let's face it, there are a lot of cheaters out there in online gaming, and my idea of fun is not camping in a corner, exploiting a glitch and being a cheater myself just to open a rank to have access to a certain gun. I like CoD4's reward system personally, or at least aesthetic changes like in Resistance 2.
A little disappointed to see the demands for a good single-player campaign glossed over. Not everyone is itching to get into a multiplayer fracas straight away. I guess FPS might as well be called MMOFPS these days. -They are good suggestions for a multiplayer environment though.
I'd rather have a server browser than matchmaking.
Possibly... Other things also make good shooters...
who that is on your avatar?
I don't know her. It's a photoshopped picture which I photoshopped to be forum worthy. I'll see if I can upload the original picture for viewing pleasure. Edit: Here it is for all of you curious ones: http://i49.photobucket.com/...
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I'd rather have split-screen support over any of those things. Too many shooters with a lack of split-screen support. It's like we've already forsaken our past generations of gaming. Co-op is arguable, but the lack of split-screen for shooters is just downright criminal.
Split-screen campaign and online are amazing! I just want 4-player offline deathmatches!!! They're always the most fun! With bots in Killzone 2, you'd think they'd have this option. Oh well. I hate my life.
Sure some of those things are needed, cross out the video recording and screen shots though, that is a luxury more than anything, and not even a good one. lol but yeah... I don't like halo, as a game it is poor, and boring, and too easy. You trying to tell me what a game needs isn't going to change that. Halo sucks
Interesting thoughts all of you. I noticed that many people dislike the matchmaking systems, and while I'd typically be inclined to agree, I like that it keeps the matches going (usually) quick and (hopefully) fast-paced. What I would like to see is a system that incorporates the party system with a server browser. When matchmaking is done right, it works, but there are a lot of people that feel a little bit hindered by letting an automated system assume the best game for them. I agree, it sucks playing gametypes and maps you hate, but so far no one has actually stepped up to the plate and discovered a workaround for this limitation of the matchmaking system. Any system that combines the benefits of matchmaking with the pros of a server browser would be a flawless system in my eyes.
I hate how people think every game that comes out nowadays needs co-op. Bioshock and Dead Space didn't have Co-op, and they were two of the best games of their respective years. Hell, even Call of Duty 4 didn't have Co-op, and that was the game to best Halo 3 in terms of an overall shooter package.
'The Top 5 Things Every ONLINE Shooter NEEDS' Not one of those points is relevant to single player shooters (I enjoy offline shooters more). But I do agree that online shooters need those features.
I Agree with the article, but I believe Killzone 2 has all those features.
I agree with what was said in the article about ranking...Terrible players shouldn't be promoted at all. But I would prefer all lobbies to be like Rainbow 6 so the host can remove bad players or players with no mics. These people usually drag a team down.
Hey man, the Deaf kid drags no teams down >:/
A story line that doesn't have a cheap reason to kill, fast action combat, music from the game can be replaced with your playlist, smarter AI system, and a great set of long missions.
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