Everything posted by CaptainJack
I've been around Codemasters games since 2008 so the pattern of complaints never changing could be called the unchanging MO. Gfx and physics have gotten better so the secret is to accept a few seemingly unacceptable glitches and enjoy what you do have. After all, no-one is perfect.
CaptainJack replied to Sammoo's topic in General DiscussionHahahahaha . . . what a time I should choose to dip my toe back into a Codemasters forum after so many years away. Perfect thread for me as I only dropped in to pass on my comments about the latest offerings. I'm one of the 2008 Grid members and subsequent fire and brimstone which followed as Codemasters lost its way, many of its player base and many of its staff. We swore, never again. However, after so many false starts Dirt Rally came along. I think that the game was a little too mature for what a lot of players where looking for but I'm still playing it today. What the game did was show that Codemasters could still cut the mustard. Their capability with gfx has never been in question, nor their physics . . . it was game design which did for most of us. Dirt 4 put them solidly back where they belong and Dirt Rally 2 confirms their position as the 'go to' driving game, at least it does for me. When they get it right there is something about a Codemasters game which I don't get from any other game in the genre. I used to be one of their biggest critics and back in the day had an invite to the works which other players wanted me to accept but turned down on the grounds that in their house I could only behave like a guest and not a critic. Well, if I complain when its bad I have to praise when its good and as I see it Codemasters has rebuilt what was lost and maintained that level of excellence. As for the vitriol on social media that is another story. Some years ago I joined MySpace, this lasted for about two months as I quickly realised that social cesspool was the best description for it with the site eventually disintegrating under the weight of its own poison. Zuckerberg is not naive nor is he a fool so when he launched Facebook saying he wanted to bring people together he wasn't lying, thing is he already knew it would become a venting platform, but then, did he actually say why he wanted to bring them together? [Spoiler Alert . . . to fatten his bank balance] Social media platforms will always become venting ones. Even moderate Idealism would never look for a few thousand people to get along. Put it this way, only a very tiny fraction of members would qualify to join an intellectual platform. I belong to none of these social media sites, do not have a modern mobile to replace the oldfashioned method of communication and even with the greatest stretch of the imagination do not wish to know what some nonentity somewhere five thousand miles away is having for breakfast or thinks about the price of potatoes. I think that the managers you refer to have the greatest weapon of all . . . the off button.