more on the topic of crappy games:
WARFRONT TURNING POINT - an RTS advertised as combining FPS and RTS, finally. when i finally got the dvdrdl, i was finally hoping for a game that will patch groundcontrol's only problem - not being able to jump into a vehicle/soldier's skin and do heavy damage.
and no you cant. the only times you can "fps" is when you're "controlling" a bunker or turret. yeeey. geez, that is just so great, why hasnt anybody put in that awesome feature before? the gameplay is horrible, the graphics are crappy, useless camera and just about every second of the fifteen minutes i spent on it could have been spent on something more satisfying, like NOT playing:
SUPREME COMMANDER - i can sum it all up in a few words: THE "COMBAT INTERFACE" TAKES AWAY FIVE QUARTERS OF THE SCREEN. (i know what i typed, and i am not exaggerating). i saw so many beautiful screenshots, only to be left wondering: WTF??? so where is the w007 here??? useless camera, stupid interaface, and no realistic physics or other advetised features can make up for a most horribly intelligence insulting storyline talking about a !!!!THOUSAND YEAR WAR!!!! (in the age of quantum gates, cybernetics and bionics?!?! you have got to be shitting me!!). oh no they are not.
after these two crapfests i can only say that perhaps i was too harsh on C&C and CoH. no i wasnt. oh yes they suck too. ever since warcraft3 we havent had a half-decent RTS (before that was Groundcontrol, and before that was starcraft.) that's it. it's about fucking time i move my ass over to linux, what's the point of keeping directx on a computer i dont play any games on because they suck anyways. in case you're saying the graphics suck on modern games because i'm running them on poor hardware or forgot to turn the details up, everything is maxed out all the way and my current testbed is a gigabyte DS3P with a c2d-4300, 2gb pqi turbo ram, asus7900gs, cm gemini cooling and cm igreen psu... all overclocked beyond belief. trust me, it's phreaking phast.
Next time, I'll spend the money on drugs instead.