heard a lot about this game and finally came around to purchasing it recently. The gameplay is awesome so far, the sense of humour just got me laughing under the table from the intro onwards… but…
I am not even in Sanctuary yet, but I am getting really frustrated by the tiny inventory. It’s a shoot and loot, or so it says, but I have to leave most of the loot lying around and break the flow of the game figuring out what to pick up/keep and what to toss in the middle of a mission with respawning enemies in my back, or have to break it running back and forth for sorting and selling constantly. I read in the wiki that there will be upgrades for this, but I would like to ask:
How long approx into the game can I assume to get around 30 slots so I can get through a mission without having to sort my inventory?
Will the shop and fast-travel-point density remain the same? Or will there be more points to drop off junk/safely sort stuff out in the later levels of the game?
How long into the game (roughly) till I get those two locked weapon slots?
Thanks for considering a reply, I’d really like to know as this is really keeping me from enjoying the game.
Now for the long vent:
What the fokk? Shoot and Loot. Sounds awesome. I understood this was somewhere between RAGE and Hellgate London just with an original setting and more content and jumped on this. Oh how the loot is appraised in reviews of this game. So after the initial sequence I open my inventory, expecting some smooth, cool interface that really makes use and management of all the awesome stuff I’d find easy and painless. And what do I see? Some console-y crapstick with slots to select and lists to scroll that does not even scale to my resolution properly. Wow. What a disappointment. What a pain to use… just comparing weapons, or even just switching them out (which I have to do constantly because of the very limited ammo and only 2 quick slots available…) takes several clicks and buttons and still often does not work smoothly. But the worst… I see that number. Backpack 5/12. So I get to carry 12 items of any type around, and equipped items count towards that limit? With two weapon slots, six ammo types and four types of extra gear? Plus mission logs and what not all counting into that limit? How… why? Whose incredibly bright idea was it to create a game with seamlessly flowing missions, awesome balance and pacing and loads and loads of loot drops… but to force You to leave it all behind, breaking that flow constantly because You can only carry (insert massive amount of swearing here) 12 items? 12? This totally screws up the game experience. Shoot and loot means You cure the itch by grabbing lots of stuff and finding cool new toys… and lots of junk to sell. That is a proven, time-honored concept. Way to mess this up. Awesome. So what is the rationale behind this? Even if You can upgrade that later… no second chance for a first impression. I almost dropped the game and went for a refund, and I bought the GOTY at full price. Just… how does any game-designer/developer get the idea that this was a useful feature? How did this get past beta-testing and balancing? You can not even finish the first side-mission without running back to base on foot (no town-portal, really few fast-travel options) or starting to sort out stuff in the field. Which is annoying. And it is frustrating having to leave stuff behind. Noone wants to leave stuff behind. I get that with the crappy interface-style consoles force You to use (can’t we just get them a mouse and a keyboard port? Like… charity-wise?) You don’t want endless lists to scroll through… but why not a crap-sack to dump stuff in that gets auto-sold later? Seriously. I am furious. I just don’t get the reasoning behind this and i hate it when stupid gets in my way. And I claim that this is utter and total, high quality, 99% pure stupid +4 until someone wants to enlighten me as to the upside of this. 12. Four weapons, shield, grenade, relic and whatever that other slot is for makes for five empty ones. With every other container dropping a weapon. Standing in front of three shields now in-game and can’t pick up even one. Hate. Feel the hate. Feel judged, whoever is responsible. Go home and think about Your life. Then come back and change this. Make it the first and foremost priority in Your existance to change that as a way to try to atone for this atrocity. I want a patch within the week. Graaaaaah. Okay. I know this is not going to happen and noone cares. Would still like to know where this is coming from. So much for the vent.