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Topic # 247941 4-Mar-2019 10:53
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I really enjoyed D1, despite getting very average reviews initially, to their credit they fixed so many of the issues and it ended up a great game.

 

I have been playing the D2 beta on PC. There are a lot of graphical bugs but gameplay is pretty solid so far. I preferred the original snowy setting, I am surprised how much I miss it. The graphics are really something despite the bugs.

 

Based on what I have played so far, I'll definately be buying this.

 

One thing that is frustrating, is they do maintenance between 8-12pm at nights for us, the time I would usually play!

 

 


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  Reply # 2190626 4-Mar-2019 11:35
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This is the next game on my list. I finished Anthem seems no one here cared about that game lol. Im avoiding the betas dont want to get burn out on it before release. 




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  Reply # 2190633 4-Mar-2019 11:43
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Zepanda66:

 

This is the next game on my list. I finished Anthem seems no one here cared about that game lol. Im avoiding the betas dont want to get burn out on it before release. 

 

 

I'll probably play tonight and then knock it on the head till 2-3 weeks after release when the reviews come out and the dev team knock some of the more major flaws on the head. Will help that the price might drop too. I have so many games on the go right now. 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2190634 4-Mar-2019 11:45
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Yeah I'll be picking this up day one. Getting smashed on the lvl 30 missions at the moment by Black Tusk. Slightly missing some of the D1 weapons which are now semi-automatic only. 




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  Reply # 2190640 4-Mar-2019 12:04
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I don't tend to fire any weapons for very long because of the drift and death of accuracy. I'd have to be very up close and personal to do that.

 

A couple of the bosses were pretty tough going, one of the early missions I had about 9 goes because they would send radio controlled cars indoors at a lab and then once you dealt with that a big ass boss came and took you out. I survived the last time by possibly having 3 health left.

 

Was a good challenge though.

 

I sometimes struggle to work out, even in D1, if a weapon is 'better'. The green indicators are decent indications I have found it occasionally hit and miss. 

 

 


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  Reply # 2190693 4-Mar-2019 14:12
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I really liked D1, but, I hated the dark zone.

 

playing through D1 is fun, and joining the Dark zone in early levels is even more fun, but once you hit a level where there are other PVP players (basically max level) it loses its appeal fast. I really hoped that they would have a version of the dark zone that wasnt PVP but they havent done it. In D1 there is the west docks, or whatever the zone is called, which is meant to be non-pvp dark zone, but it just isnt the same as you dont have to evac your loot while fending off high level NPCs (which is where the fun was). The winter setting was super atmospheric to me, D2 just makes it a bit too far cry for my liking. I dont feel like they have made significant enough improvements over the first game to warrant calling this a new game....its more like an expansion level for the first (I played through alpha/closed beta/open beta).

 

As well as timing of maintenance windows, I also didnt like crafting in D1 as I never found it useful, or the expansions....in NZ you sit in a match making window forever  that never gets enough people to start a game and, other than underground...the one expansion that is playable, I have never played the other expansions even though I paid for them because of that reason. Some of the game modes are borderline impossible to solo.

 

I got 65 hours out of D1 so I still think it was money well spent, after gameplay level max was reached...it rewards you by obtaining 100% collectible items to build a full view of the story of how the current situation came to be.

 

BTW, I have a key for the base game of D1 and the survival expansion that I got in a humble bundle....as I already own the game I dont need it...if you want to give the game a go feel free to message me and you can have it for free.







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  Reply # 2190696 4-Mar-2019 14:18
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Yeah I finished the main story in D1. I went into the DZ twice, I don't really like PVP interactions in games much so it wasn't really something that worried me. 

 

 


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  Reply # 2190822 4-Mar-2019 16:09
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Ended up trying the open beta for an hour so. Actually quite enjoying it. Much more than the first game. Runs really smooth on my rig a mix of high and ultra settings at 1440p. 


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  Reply # 2190844 4-Mar-2019 16:51
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I'm playing Beta on PS4 and impressed with it, despite a few bugs that will no doubt be ironed out. Have pre-ordered. Lots similar to original and a familiar feel, but lots new as well.




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  Reply # 2202231 20-Mar-2019 09:25
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I am enjoying this game. I don't love everything about it, but on the whole it's very D1!

 

 

 

How do I get the extended magazine?

 

 


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  Reply # 2202624 20-Mar-2019 21:20
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For which weapon? Pretty sure most mods are obtained through completing projects for the settlements. (Rather than go to the settlements to complete them, you can donate to them from your map screen - browse the option on the lefthand side of the main map).

 

 

 

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