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Raukue

Rain Rain Go Away. No Borderlands 2 Today.

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I dunno. Bit bored. It is raining here, thunderstorms and the power goes out WAY too easily in this house. I was playing on my PS3 as the power went out. I mean yeesh. I don't play my PS3 and it's calm and quiet. The moment I turn on my PS3 to play, thunder starts to rumble. It's like I am being told "Don't you dare play your PS3".

Yeah, my TV and PS3 and of course PC are in a surge protector. Still, I feel that can't be good for the PS3 and such to shut off suddenly in the middle of play like that. So I guess no more PS3 for me today. Tonight? I dunno. The blasted weather site is all inaccurate to say Cloudy, only to change it to T-Storm a few minutes later. On the whole, hourly forecast. So yeah... I dunno.

I got Borderlands 2 on PS3, as I said in past journals. Been playing that. But as of yesterday, nope. Because of the rain. Today I tried and well, what I just said there just happened. But man... do I suck in there. The aiming is TERRIBLE.


Now for a small rant...

Borderlands 2 on consoles, at least on PS3, the aiming is BAD. It feels as if all console games that having aiming, do aiming ALL WRONG! It's like they settle for good enough and leave it alone. No more thought or effort into it. It feels like there is no prescaled smooth aim going on. It seems to skip around too much. Too much jerking. When I play Doom 1 or 2 on my PC, there is this option that says "pre-scale mouse movement" and I turn that on, it makes it move smoothly. I turn it off and it is too jerky. So I believe that is what is going on in Borderlands 2 on consoles.

Now some of you may think, it is the PS3 controller. That may be part of it... but not all of it. I have played Saints Row 2 and 3 on my PS3 and the aiming is PERFECT. I mean it is very smooth and accurate. Probably the best implemented aiming system on a console game. I was able to headshot and all that so easily. But every other game I have tried on consoles... Uncharted, Resistance, Killzone, Bioshock, Dead Space, inFamous, GTA IV... pretty much all of them do it WRONG. Now that I think about it, I think they all lack that pre-scaled movement or something.

So yeah... I dunno. I have turned off Aim-Assist in Borderlands 2. That is another thing they do wrong. It is very noticable. In other games, I know they have it, but you can't really tell. I think it slows down once on a target and sticks a bit. But Borderlands 2, just like in the first game, it is like a magnet and sticks too much, and if another target gets in the way, it will move off your aim. Plus it keeps trying to aim at their chest, making headshots harder to pull off. I kept turning it on and off and I dunno. I am so terrible at aiming, mostly when someone is way up close. Just... bad. Mostly that too much jerking around or something... bah.


So anyway I dunno. For those who have the game on console, do you turn off Aim Assist? As well as your thoughts about anything else I have said here.
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Added: 5 years, 11 months ago
 
LegionRed
5 years, 11 months ago
I can tell you one thing. I play BL2 on pc, with a ps3 controller, and I have no real issues with it... BUT! only after I turned off the auto aim. The BL2 autoaim is exactly what it says, automatic aiming. There little reason to play the game and be good at it with that thing on. Cause it makes you decent if you suck, but screws you up if you are good.
Raukue
5 years, 11 months ago
They call it Aim Assist, not auto-aim. But yeah, it is done ALL WRONG in there, just as it was in the first game. They didn't put much thought into those mechanics, which as I said in the journal, it seems no developer does, except maybe the devs of Saints Row. If you ever played that on PS3, the aiming is superb.

So yeah, because of that issue, though as minor as it might be, it makes me feel the game is less perfect. Not that it was perfect to begin with, don't think anything can be, all a game can do is get close to it. But yeah, that gripe with the game, makes me feel bleh. I would've got it for PC but I already had it pre-ordered for PS3 and my old PC at the time wouldn't even run the 1st game or most other games. My new one says it meets the minimum but that means it will likely not run all that well, so PS3 it is still. Might only ever get it on PC once it goes on sale for $7.49 like the 1st game does. Which I will get the 1st Borderlands on PC, now that I got a PC that can handle it, next time it goes on sale for that much. Wonder if I really should do that though.

But yeah I mean, I would think even with Aim Assist off, like most games, it still has a light touch of it so it at least gets on an enemy. WIth this, it is completely off and is like shooting into thin air with no minor assist at all. Other games, like the ones I listed, give that light assist that you can't really notice but you just know it gives a light lock on an enemy and does it right, but does not move with the enemy, which is what I mean by it done right. Eh I dunno.
LegionRed
5 years, 11 months ago
I call it auto aim in this... cause the baddies are magnets, and your crosshairs are made of metal. lol
I tend to turn the assist off on all my games. I am fairly good with a controller, and as such, the auto assist messes with my shots more than it helps me. The only time this is not as true, is with a GTA game. Where the lock on style aiming, allows me to more or less instantly headshot everything, cause it behaves consistently, while aim assist usually doesnt.
Raukue
5 years, 11 months ago
I guess it is more like auto aim, yeah. It implements it very poorly. To where it is very obvious something is there. It's like, c'mon Gearbox, get your shit together. All you seem to make are FPS games and you have yet to master the genre. I don't notice it in Killzone or Uncharted or any of those other games. Because they do it right. Not where it follows the enemy but sort of slows down a bit or something when on an enemy? I dunno. Pretty bad. And to have Aim Assist off in Borderlands 2, it doesn't even implement that when it is off, making it harder to hit targets, like you are shooting into thin air. Just no effect. So bleh.

Just yeah, I love the game but it is things like that, that make me feel it holds it back from being closer to perfect. At least in terms of controls. It just shows they didn't put much thought into controls. Settled for good enough. I understand they had to focus on other things as well, but how long would it take to implement such a thing correctly? C'mon. To add more options. The more options that are had, the more control the player has, the better. Just bleh, maybe it's only the PS3 version that suffers from this or what but eh bleh. Or maybe those who played tons of CoD on PS3, as someone I know has, put the sensitivity up to 8, which I find crazy as even 6 is pretty ouch, but he says it's thanks to all that CoD playing to why he can handle such a high speed.
Zippo
5 years, 11 months ago
PC version for B2 is the way to go, esp with a high dpi mouse, and for movement the left side of the 360 controller works well in conjunction.
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Raukue
5 years, 11 months ago
Yeah I know PC is the way to go, as I think I said. Just, my PC is not up to par, well my new one meets the minimum. But I already had it pre-ordered for PS3. Don't wanna throw that out the window, so gotta stick with the PS3 one for now. Till it goes on sale on PC for $10 or less.
YX33A
5 years, 11 months ago
I'm still waiting to get my copy for the PC(need to get a bit more cash first), but yeah, aim-assist has been bad to me in the past.
I usually turn it off.  In fact, since I play a lot of older games, I rarely have the option to even turn it on.
Not totally sure if I'm going to get BL2 or ARMA 2 first.  Thinking ARMA, since I haven't beat BL1 yet, and want to play DayZ soon.
Of course, actually getting the money into a place where I can spend it from is hard now.  I need to double check things at the bank tomorrow.
gabumon2
5 years, 11 months ago
i'll be dealing with rain tommorrow so you're not alone
viviboi9
5 years, 11 months ago
I'm sorry about the rain :<
pinkpill
5 years, 11 months ago
all the world is waiting for the Suuuuuuun @w@
KerasLucar
5 years, 11 months ago
then it seems i got luck, cause i can play it today. ^^'
Weiss
5 years, 11 months ago
I didnt mind the aiming much in Dead Space tough i agree about Infamous especialy when your grinding.Transformers WFC and FOC have good aiming tough,at least i tought they did.And i hate it when stroms kill my pes too especialy when i am playing online or downloading a game it sucks
Raukue
5 years, 11 months ago
If you ever played Saints Row 2 or 3, man... aiming on there is so perfect and smooth. I haven't played another game that is like it. The aiming in inFamous is not TOO bad, but i was just giving examples of games that didn't put too much thought into their aiming system. Just settled for good enough. I think they all lack pre-scaled movement to why it jerks/skips around rather than seems smooth looking. Same with Dead Space, not too bad but yeah. Borderlands 2, one of the worse ones on console for sure.
Weiss
5 years, 11 months ago
I only played the demo for Saints Row 3.Honestely i tend to stay way from shooters be them first person os third person i´m more of a rpg or hack n slash sort of gamer(Transformers and Infamous being the exceptions)
Raukue
5 years, 11 months ago
I like any game, so long I enjoy it. Any typed I mean. Though some types are harder for me to get into. Like puzzle or strategy. Same with old school, turn based RPGs, even though I use to play them all the time way back when. Now it's just hard for me to get into those type of games now. So it's like I will never finish Chrono Trigger or any of those games as a result. I just get too OCD about it, not wanting to miss anything. But using a guide makes the game less enjoyable. Constantly pausing to look at it, getting spoiled ahead of time. I know it's like, use a guide after I beat it once by myself but... eh oh well.

I like RPG elements in games though, when done right. Like in Borderlands. Before playing Borderlands 2, I had just finished Darksiders 2. I kind of wanna play it again, fresh file, on the hardest mode, but dunno if and when I will get back to it, Borderlands 2 having me hooked and all. That and I think I would wanna play the first Darksiders again on the next difficulty. Been over a year or so since I last played it and as I played the 2nd it made me wanna play the first again. The first one is still better.
Weiss
5 years, 11 months ago
I´m not a big fan of strategy myself with the exception of the Super Robot Taisen series cause giant robots.You should realy try to finish Chrono Trigger its like a masterpiece of the SNES.That and Final Fantasy 6 those 2 games are just amazing.Tough i do agree about the turn base system.Lately i´v been trying to stay away from that and i´m getting more into the real time action rpgs like Dragon Age Origins and Dragon Age 2 as well as the Star Ocean series.Guides i dont use unless i already beat the main story and want to get into the secrets.Like for example with Kingdom Hearts 3D on the 3DS.I played the main story,beat it and searched for a Keyblaed guide to unlock the Keyblades i didnt find.Darksiders i realy enjoyed mostly because of the voice acting.Having Liam O Brian and Mark Hammil side by side was just amazing.Darksiders 2 i want to play badly but my game budget right now is...short.I might order it next month or so
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