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In Topic: Rise of The Tomb Raider™ announced for macOS, Linux!

Today, 06:56 AM

It's a not a good game aynway. Even more though compared to the surprisingly good TR 2013. I just finished the 20th Celeb. Ed.

Combat is the biggest letdown. Not the mechanics, even if melee is close to being unapplicable and rarely works. No, it's the combat scenarios you are thrown in. They are designed like a puzzle and if you don't know what to do at first sight, which is expected to you, you die quicker than an ice cube in hell. and playing the same combat scene over an over again to figure out in which way to solve it. No 'free roam' combat. This gets down to that the game wants you take out certain enemies is row of attacking enemies in a very specific way, Blow this one up, shoot the next with a rope arrow and if you don't do this the game gives you a really hard time.
But basically the game wants you to blow up or molotov evey enemy. WAY TOO MUCH 'cinematic' direction, IMHO.

Those nice sounding skills you can unlock, the game does not even give you remotely enough chances to apply them.

Melee is a ton less an option than in TR 2013 and stealth is totally broken. You manage to take out one or two enemies 'stealthly' before everybody knows where you are. Tomb raiding puzzles are not worth the name save by a few exceptions and the story ... don't get me started at this, even Baba Yaga is lackluster at best.

As much as I enjoyed TR2013,  I cannot get into ROTTR even after 50 hours. I finished it but I don't know if I had fun or just kept on to get this if the list. Which is never a good sign. So as a whole it wasn't as bad as being unplayable but a real disappointment for me.
Maybe I am playing this game wrong but I don't care one bit ponder it any further.

TR2013 compared to ROTTR is as much a letdown as Deus Ex:MD was after Deus Ex:HR.

In Topic: FW ->TB2 ->TB3 -> MAC - does this work?

14 November 2018 - 09:06 AM

So for the book: it works!

My Mytek 192 Stereo connected with with FireWire Driver on MacOS Mojave 14.1 FW > TB2 > TB3 > Mac Mini 2018.

In Topic: The Next Apple Event

07 November 2018 - 11:44 AM

so, ordered a mini with 256GB SSD, i7, 8GB RAM and an external 1TB Evo 860 for my TB-Case for the OS, that I am too lazy to clean up all my user data from.

everything else will come/ be replaced in time.


In Topic: The Next Apple Event

04 November 2018 - 07:36 AM

I decided use my Lacie Rugged TB case and get a TB2/TB3 Adapter and a Samsung 850 1TB SSD as system drive, that's costing me €200.
And if I need something better I can still upgrade later.

But I think I might still opt for the internal 256GB Version, anyway, since 128GB is just not enough to do anything serious with it.
Who knows what happens down the road I have planned for this device and I like at least to have options.

In Topic: The Next Apple Event

03 November 2018 - 08:41 AM

View Postmacdude22, on 03 November 2018 - 08:12 AM, said:

I will let you know how it goes.

I am still debating on if I want the i7 upgrade or not. The i3 is already SO much faster than my 2008 MacPro or 2011 Mini I doubt I'd know the difference. I think if it turns out the 8GB base memory comes on 1 stick as rumored I'll get the upgraded CPU since an upgrade to 16GB would only cost 1 8GB stick then.

Thanks a lot for the insight! macdude and confirming my thoughts. :)

As audio recording/mixing is my business the i7 upgrade is a must for me, running all those realtime VST/AU plugins in a mixing session eats up CPU-Cycles pretty quick. And I want to get at least 6 years out of the mini. I don't need too much graphic power.