Something I’ve been noticing now that I’m playing M4 more frequently is the way sounds and some effects can become just way too much. I know a lot of people have mentioned that the visual clutter is a bit much at times with all the particle effects, especially that of anointed and badass enemies. Which really needs a lot of work. The game runs pretty well on my pc, but if two anointed maniacs show up then my fps just tanks immediately with teleport/orb spam.
But something else that I’ve noticed is the sounds some enemies make and impact from bullets and it’s driving me a little crazy and wanna know what other people think. The sounds and screen shakes from impacts are a little obnoxious honestly. Even when I run, mantle slide to cover there are still a lot of enemies on screen with at least one line of sight on me and that constant impact sound and screen shake is just ridiculous, god forbid the enemy has some kind of high rate of fire weapon. I do understand that it’s there as a form of soft punishment for taking damage to encourage taking cover and to make it harder to face tank enemies, but it’s a bit much in my opinion. I’d love it if it could be toned down some because it can be more blinding/deafening than the particle effects sometimes and I end up going down cause I can’t aim half the time, especially in ffyl.
Another thing that’s more of a lesser nuisance than anything is the enemy screams. Enemies can take a little while longer to kill on M4, and because of that some enemies screams on taking damage are just annoying. Remember the Troy dot scream that got hotfixed out? It’s like that but on several mobs all screaming simultaneously. The cyclone type enemies are especially bad because they have this grating, high pitched wail that’s so obnoxious which is fine in lesser difficulties for the most part cause they can be taken out relatively quickly. On M4 with 3 health bars though they are like the world’s worst siren constantly blaring. Hopefully those sounds can be toned down in the future in the same way Troy was dealt with.
What do guys think? Am I just being nitpicky or have any of you noticed it as well? What other sounds/effects get on your nerves that you’d like to see dealt with?