Non-drifting speed too slow. Getting hit by a weapon too devastating.

#1TRIAZlCPosted 7/29/2012 7:41:48 AM(edited)
All my opinion:

True 'driving' speed (non-drift/boost) is ridiculously slow.

Drift/boost speed is just right, but due to insanely slow drive speed, it creates an enormous gap between players who can drift and those that can't. It also means that when you get hit by a weapon, it takes far too long to return to top (drifting) speed without boost pads around, making weapons OP IMO.

(Some) weapons are absurdly punishing, and there is a broken element to them. Here I am, drifting way ahead of the pack, when I'm targeted by a rocket. Fine, 1st place killers are A-OK. I miss the block due to small time-window. Fine, if I could block it regularly it would defeat the purpose of the 1st place killer. I get hit at the start of a jump. Fine. Valid tactic/accident.

Here's the problem: I got hit at the start of a 3-jump chain on the... mountain level (can't remember name), and the camera dragged across the 3 gaps painfully slowly (solid 5-10 seconds) to respawn me on the other side of the gap. A VERY solid lead (1/2-3/4 of a lap) had became 6th place from one rocket hit.

Now that is actually broken.

EDIT: I know that some will say that 'the races will get faster as the story progresses' and 'you can choose your own speed', but this was on the user-created levels as well which one would assume is independent of campaign progression.
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#2JKiiiPosted 7/29/2012 8:40:08 AM(edited)
Same as LBP2 you don't like the default movment/controls you can customize it yourself, (also applies to everything else in the game)

Don't call the game broken just because you played a bugged and flawed community level that doesn't fit to your playstyle.
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#3TRIAZlC(Topic Creator)Posted 7/30/2012 5:17:44 AM
JKiii posted...
Same as LBP2 you don't like the default movment/controls you can customize it yourself, (also applies to everything else in the game)

Don't call the game broken just because you played a bugged and flawed community level that doesn't fit to your playstyle.


Yes but the game engine should recognise potential problems like that in levels. From memory I'm pretty sure the standard in kart racers is that if you fall off you respawn from before the jump? Might be wrong about that. Just excusing it because a community level is 'flawed' is weak, there should at least be some counter-measures put in such as a different respawn system. I also find it unlikely that this would not occur on official levels, but I would have to test it.

I know you 'can' customise things but the default is poor, which is what the vast majority of levels, including the official levels are made with, in both LBP2 and this.

I never found a community made level in LBP2 with controls any different from the weird floaty ones that were the default. Who wants to just play their own levels with tweaked controls?
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#4TRIAZlC(Topic Creator)Posted 7/30/2012 6:24:19 AM
By the way this is all IMO, I accept that maybe some prefer the slower play style and the punishing of fast racers but it's certainly not for me.
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#5JKiiiPosted 7/30/2012 10:23:41 AM
The respawn thing you mentioned could be considered a bug to report. I do hope they add "variety" in the full version's story, and not just differen't styles of levels like what we had. But different speeds, weapons, etc. LBP2's story did a nice job at that
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#6doraemonllh1989Posted 7/31/2012 12:26:24 AM
i agree with tc

why the default speed is so damn slow?are they stupid or something?

out of 100 ppl how many would want to play at low speed anyway /facepalm
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