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Title: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: David Tanny on May 28, 2015, 05:00:19 pm
Discuss console/PC/handheld gaming here.

I'll kick it off with a complaint about a used game I just got from GameStop:

Just bought Red Dead Redemption. It was $7.99, which is a bargain for the game. But I lost my previous save data when my first ps3 died, so I am forced to start fresh, which sucks. I start a new file, and within the game's opening minutes of gameplay, the audio goes out and it freezes. I'm gonna try playing again later, and see if it'll work. If not, looks like I'll have to return to GameStop to make an exchange, which is a major pain in the arse.

Anyway, gaming general. Post away, Merrill.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Chase Nyland on May 28, 2015, 05:02:50 pm
I started playing The Evil Within and the game makes me want to kill myself. The story makes no sense and it's absurdly difficult.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: David Tanny on May 28, 2015, 05:05:05 pm
I started playing The Evil Within and the game makes me want to kill myself. The story makes no sense and it's absurdly difficult.

I heard that was a letdown from fans. But I still wanna check it out. I love survival horror.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: The One Who Lurks on May 28, 2015, 05:09:13 pm
Still trying to finish the Metroid Prime trilogy.  Completed the first one, now in the middle of the second.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: David Tanny on May 28, 2015, 05:12:38 pm
Still trying to finish the Metroid Prime trilogy.  Completed the first one, now in the middle of the second.
I tried playing Prime on the Gamecube years ago. How are you playing them? Are they on the Nintendo e-shop?
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: David Tanny on May 28, 2015, 05:14:32 pm
Well...that was interesting.

Just tried RDR again. Got a bit farther this time, before things went to hell. No freezes or audio drop-outs this time, but...I suddenly began teleporting across the plains on my horse, and somehow managed to teleport under a moving train.

Yeah...I'm returning this.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Charles Longboat Jr. on May 29, 2015, 12:55:32 am
I'm on the ice land (before the dungeon) of Majora's Mask 3D. I have gotten the Goron Mask and the Goron Lullaby, but I cannot figure out how to move the giant ghost Goron.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Frankie on May 29, 2015, 01:19:59 am
Alien: Isolation was awesome. Play it.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Bobby McConway on May 29, 2015, 01:20:57 am
Isolation was awesome. Play it.

John lives it.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: The One Who Lurks on May 29, 2015, 02:15:39 am
Still trying to finish the Metroid Prime trilogy.  Completed the first one, now in the middle of the second.
I tried playing Prime on the Gamecube years ago. How are you playing them? Are they on the Nintendo e-shop?

I bought the Trilogy disk for the Wii.  You know, this little thing:

(http://www.gamestop.com/common/images/lbox/230637b.jpg)

The games handle surprisingly well with the motion controls.  Then again, I was never particularly fond of the Gamecube controller.

However, I do believe it's on the Wii U's e-shop now too, and for a much cheaper price than what I got the disk for.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Chase Nyland on May 29, 2015, 02:01:45 pm
I started playing The Evil Within and the game makes me want to kill myself. The story makes no sense and it's absurdly difficult.

I heard that was a letdown from fans. But I still wanna check it out. I love survival horror.

I do too but this one is just brutal. I did hear that Alien: isolation was very good so I might have to pick up a copy of it and give it a try.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Bobby McConway on May 29, 2015, 02:18:35 pm
Pokemon: Ruby 'til I die.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Bobby McConway on May 29, 2015, 02:19:24 pm
Also, started playing Persona 4.  Pretty interesting game.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: David Tanny on May 29, 2015, 02:22:23 pm
Pokemon: Ruby 'til I die.

The 3DS remakes are pretty awesome. I have Alpha Sapphire. Game is basically the same, untainted. Just with some cool new features and updated graphics. Oh, and a lot more Pokemon.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: David Tanny on May 29, 2015, 02:27:27 pm
Started playing Fallout 3 for the first time in several years. I created my character to be the image of the Doof from Fury Road.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Tho Master Fie on May 29, 2015, 02:29:49 pm
Isolation was awesome. Play it.

John lives it.
Lol
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Bobby McConway on May 29, 2015, 10:00:44 pm
Started playing Fallout 3 for the first time in several years. I created my character to be the image of the Doof from Fury Road.

Doing the same, but with Borderlands 2 and I'm basing mine's off of Max.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Andrew Milito on May 29, 2015, 10:11:48 pm
Played GTA V for the first time today. Very fun game. I'm thinking about picking up the GOTY edition of either GTA IV or Red Dead Redemption alongside GTA V.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Bobby McConway on May 29, 2015, 10:22:57 pm
Played GTA V for the first time today. Very fun game. I'm thinking about picking up the GOTY edition of either GTA IV or Red Dead Redemption alongside GTA V.

Red Dead Redemption is the better game. 
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Andrew Milito on May 29, 2015, 10:35:00 pm
Played GTA V for the first time today. Very fun game. I'm thinking about picking up the GOTY edition of either GTA IV or Red Dead Redemption alongside GTA V.

Red Dead Redemption is the better game. 
I definitely prefer it to GTA IV too. It'll probably come down to the better deal, unless RDR is only a few bucks more than GTA IV.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Jack Sloane on May 29, 2015, 10:37:25 pm
Has anyone played The Walking Dead video game? It's actually very good.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Bobby McConway on May 29, 2015, 10:39:06 pm
Has anyone played The Walking Dead video game? It's actually very good.

Not that.  But I played the Wolf Among Us.  It's a good game.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Andrew Milito on May 29, 2015, 10:40:04 pm
Has anyone played The Walking Dead video game? It's actually very good.
The ending made me bawl like a baby :(
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Bobby McConway on May 29, 2015, 10:41:58 pm
Played GTA V for the first time today. Very fun game. I'm thinking about picking up the GOTY edition of either GTA IV or Red Dead Redemption alongside GTA V.

Red Dead Redemption is the better game. 
I definitely prefer it to GTA IV too. It'll probably come down to the better deal, unless RDR is only a few bucks more than GTA IV.

Yeah, if I were you, I'd get Red Dead Redemption no matter the cost.  I got bored of GTA IV real fast, but RDR was compelling through and through.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Jack Sloane on May 29, 2015, 10:42:49 pm
Also, started playing Persona 4.  Pretty interesting game.
I've watched videos of this game. Looks good. Did you know there was an anime adaption of the game?
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Andrew Milito on May 29, 2015, 10:43:56 pm
Played GTA V for the first time today. Very fun game. I'm thinking about picking up the GOTY edition of either GTA IV or Red Dead Redemption alongside GTA V.

Red Dead Redemption is the better game. 
I definitely prefer it to GTA IV too. It'll probably come down to the better deal, unless RDR is only a few bucks more than GTA IV.

Yeah, if I were you, I'd get Red Dead Redemption no matter the cost.  I got bored of GTA IV real fast, but RDR was compelling through and through.
You know, I think you're right. As much as I hated RDR's ending (in all the right ways, of course), it's definitely a more compelling and engaging game. Plus, the GOTY edition with all the DLC is under $15 most everywhere I checked.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Jack Sloane on May 29, 2015, 10:44:30 pm
Has anyone played The Walking Dead video game? It's actually very good.
The ending made me bawl like a baby :(
I agree. I was crying so much. That ending was amazing.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Bobby McConway on May 29, 2015, 10:45:13 pm
Also, started playing Persona 4.  Pretty interesting game.
I've watched videos of this game. Looks good. Did you know there was an anime adaption of the game?

No.  I don't really like much anime outside of Afro Samurai, Cowboy Bebop, and Dragon Ball Z.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Andrew Milito on May 29, 2015, 10:46:11 pm
Has anyone played The Walking Dead video game? It's actually very good.
The ending made me bawl like a baby :(
I agree. I was crying so much. That ending was amazing.
I know both endings are sad, but
Spoiler (hover to show)
.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Bobby McConway on May 29, 2015, 10:46:31 pm
Played GTA V for the first time today. Very fun game. I'm thinking about picking up the GOTY edition of either GTA IV or Red Dead Redemption alongside GTA V.

Red Dead Redemption is the better game. 
I definitely prefer it to GTA IV too. It'll probably come down to the better deal, unless RDR is only a few bucks more than GTA IV.

Yeah, if I were you, I'd get Red Dead Redemption no matter the cost.  I got bored of GTA IV real fast, but RDR was compelling through and through.
You know, I think you're right. As much as I hated RDR's ending (in all the right ways, of course), it's definitely a more compelling and engaging game. Plus, the GOTY edition with all the DLC is under $15 most everywhere I checked.

When that certain part came up, I had initially thought I failed, but I realized that I didn't.  Made me mad...
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Jack Sloane on May 29, 2015, 10:48:15 pm
Has anyone played The Walking Dead video game? It's actually very good.
The ending made me bawl like a baby :(
I agree. I was crying so much. That ending was amazing.
I know both endings are sad, but
Spoiler (hover to show)
.
That was what I chose.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Andrew Milito on May 29, 2015, 10:48:47 pm
Played GTA V for the first time today. Very fun game. I'm thinking about picking up the GOTY edition of either GTA IV or Red Dead Redemption alongside GTA V.

Red Dead Redemption is the better game. 
I definitely prefer it to GTA IV too. It'll probably come down to the better deal, unless RDR is only a few bucks more than GTA IV.

Yeah, if I were you, I'd get Red Dead Redemption no matter the cost.  I got bored of GTA IV real fast, but RDR was compelling through and through.
You know, I think you're right. As much as I hated RDR's ending (in all the right ways, of course), it's definitely a more compelling and engaging game. Plus, the GOTY edition with all the DLC is under $15 most everywhere I checked.

When that certain part came up, I had initially thought I failed, but I realized that I didn't.  Made me mad...
Back when I first saw that part, my friend and I were always so curious if you could actually beat that part. I guess not :(
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Bobby McConway on May 30, 2015, 01:31:22 pm
Anyone play Terrordrome?  It's like a fighting game with all horror icons, even Mr. Morningside.

It's also free.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: David Tanny on June 02, 2015, 02:31:50 pm
New Fallout game being announced tomorrow!
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Crohn's Boy on June 02, 2015, 02:52:40 pm
When I played GTA IV, I made it so...well, I had the sadder ending.  If you've played it, you know what I'm talking about.  Oh man, I cried.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Crohn's Boy on June 02, 2015, 02:57:50 pm
New Fallout game being announced tomorrow!

Hope it's for the 360.  I loved Fallout 3.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: David Tanny on June 03, 2015, 01:13:13 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XW7Of3g2JME
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: David Tanny on June 03, 2015, 01:16:31 pm
Hope it's for the 360.  I loved Fallout 3.

Sorry. Only for PC, XBOne, and PS4.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Crohn's Boy on June 03, 2015, 03:21:07 pm
Hope it's for the 360.  I loved Fallout 3.

Sorry. Only for PC, XBOne, and PS4.

Goddamnit!
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Andrew Milito on June 03, 2015, 03:24:59 pm
Hope it's for the 360.  I loved Fallout 3.

Sorry. Only for PC, XBOne, and PS4.

Goddamnit!
Did you expect anything different? PS3 and 360 are slowly but surely on their way out.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: David Tanny on June 03, 2015, 03:26:55 pm
Did you expect anything different? PS3 and 360 are slowly but surely on their way out.

At least they are getting MGSV: Phantom Pain. But I can't think of any other major game being released for 360/PS3.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Andrew Milito on June 03, 2015, 03:29:15 pm
Did you expect anything different? PS3 and 360 are slowly but surely on their way out.

At least they are getting MGSV: Phantom Pain. But I can't think of any other major game being released for 360/PS3.
Yeah, I can't think of any either. I'm gonna go back and play some of the PS3 games I missed while I save up for a PS4. Might pick up GTA V and Red Dead Redemption this weekend.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: David Tanny on June 03, 2015, 03:31:54 pm
Yeah, I can't think of any either. I'm gonna go back and play some of the PS3 games I missed while I save up for a PS4. Might pick up GTA V and Red Dead Redemption this weekend.
I'm playing Fallout 3, Eternal Sonata, and Skyrim currently. RDR is only 7.99 for the standard edition at GamesStop. I bought a copy, but had to return it because it was defective. They didn't have another copy in stock unfortunately.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Andrew Milito on June 03, 2015, 03:42:33 pm
Yeah, I can't think of any either. I'm gonna go back and play some of the PS3 games I missed while I save up for a PS4. Might pick up GTA V and Red Dead Redemption this weekend.
I'm playing Fallout 3, Eternal Sonata, and Skyrim currently. RDR is only 7.99 for the standard edition at GamesStop. I bought a copy, but had to return it because it was defective. They didn't have another copy in stock unfortunately.
Might have to go with the standard edition, since GTA V new is probably still about $40 (don't wanna risk it). I would've liked Undead Nightmare, but I don't think it's a priority for me. If the standard edition of GTA IV is cheap I'll try to get it too.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: David Tanny on June 03, 2015, 03:45:26 pm
Might have to go with the standard edition, since GTA V new is probably still about $40 (don't wanna risk it). I would've liked Undead Nightmare, but I don't think it's a priority for me. If the standard edition of GTA IV is cheap I'll try to get it too.

GTA IV is 6.99 at Gamestop.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Andrew Milito on June 03, 2015, 03:50:53 pm
Might have to go with the standard edition, since GTA V new is probably still about $40 (don't wanna risk it). I would've liked Undead Nightmare, but I don't think it's a priority for me. If the standard edition of GTA IV is cheap I'll try to get it too.

GTA IV is 6.99 at Gamestop.
That's reasonable.

But holy crap, a new copy of GTA V at Gamestop is still $60? That's absurd. Might have to get GTA IV and RDR from Gamestop and GTA V from Wal-Mart or something (they're advertising 39.10).
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Crohn's Boy on June 03, 2015, 05:04:42 pm
Did you expect anything different? PS3 and 360 are slowly but surely on their way out.

At least they are getting MGSV: Phantom Pain. But I can't think of any other major game being released for 360/PS3.

Mortal Kombat X released yesterday
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Bobby McConway on June 03, 2015, 05:13:53 pm
Did you expect anything different? PS3 and 360 are slowly but surely on their way out.

At least they are getting MGSV: Phantom Pain. But I can't think of any other major game being released for 360/PS3.

Mortal Kombat X released yesterday

3 months after its initial release.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Tommy South on June 03, 2015, 05:19:37 pm
Did you expect anything different? PS3 and 360 are slowly but surely on their way out.

At least they are getting MGSV: Phantom Pain. But I can't think of any other major game being released for 360/PS3.

Mortal Kombat X released yesterday

LOL. I played that game 20 years ago. You guys aren't with it at all.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: David Tanny on June 03, 2015, 05:38:11 pm
Just bought Borderlands 2. Looks pretty fun.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Crohn's Boy on June 05, 2015, 04:23:20 pm
Just bought Borderlands 2. Looks pretty fun.

Amazing game.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: $+/\|_¡|\| on June 05, 2015, 04:43:00 pm
Does anyone here play Team Fortress 2?
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Crohn's Boy on June 05, 2015, 04:45:48 pm
Does anyone here play Team Fortress 2?

Hell yeah!  I used to before I lost my copy of The Orange Box.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: $+/\|_¡|\| on June 05, 2015, 04:49:51 pm
Does anyone here play Team Fortress 2?

Hell yeah!  I used to before I lost my copy of The Orange Box.
lol #PCMasterRace

No but seriously, if you have a PC, get Steam, and start playing it again.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: David Tanny on June 05, 2015, 04:51:04 pm
lol #PCMasterRace

No but seriously, if you have a PC, get Steam, and start playing it again.

I have Steam, but I prefer consoles. Might get the Elder Scrolls collection though.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Crohn's Boy on June 05, 2015, 04:53:49 pm
Does anyone here play Team Fortress 2?

Hell yeah!  I used to before I lost my copy of The Orange Box.
lol #PCMasterRace

No but seriously, if you have a PC, get Steam, and start playing it again.

I have Steam, but I've had problems starting it up recently.  Eh, giving up GMod isn't that bad.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: $+/\|_¡|\| on June 05, 2015, 06:12:31 pm
Has anyone ever played or heard of the Silent Age? It's an amazing game.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Andrew Milito on June 06, 2015, 12:29:12 am
Finally got RDR for 8 bucks or so. I think GTA V can wait until next week.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Crohn's Boy on June 07, 2015, 09:36:01 am
Top 25 favorite games:

1. Grand Theft Auto IV
2. Grand Theft Auto V
3. Super Mario Galaxy 2
4. Team Fortress 2
5. Skyrim
6. Bioshock
7. Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare
8. Gears of War
9. Bioshock Infinite
10. The Walking Dead
11. Batman Arkham City
12. Mass Effect 2
13. Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess
14. Super Mario Galaxy
15. Red Dead Redemption
16. Halo Reach
17. Portal 2
18. South Park the Stick of Truth
19. Rock Band 3
20. Mass Effect 3
21. Batman Arkham Asylum
22. New Super Mario Bros. Wii
23. Halo 3
24. Super Meat Boy
25. Fallout 3
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: ChillinDylan Godsend on June 07, 2015, 09:38:06 am
Finally got RDR for 8 bucks or so. I think GTA V can wait until next week.

GTA V >> RDR.  RDR got stale to me after a while, and GTA V didn't suffer that.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Frankie on June 07, 2015, 10:11:42 am
Finally got RDR for 8 bucks or so. I think GTA V can wait until next week.

GTA V >> RDR.  RDR got stale to me after a while, and GTA V didn't suffer that.

RDR has the better story while GTA V has the MUCH better gameplay.

Plus, heists are just so damn fun.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: ChillinDylan Godsend on June 07, 2015, 10:28:51 am
Finally got RDR for 8 bucks or so. I think GTA V can wait until next week.

GTA V >> RDR.  RDR got stale to me after a while, and GTA V didn't suffer that.

RDR has the better story while GTA V has the MUCH better gameplay.

Plus, heists are just so damn fun.

I can probably agree with that - the gameplay in RDR is what eventually turned me off - got a bit redundant I thought.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Andrew Milito on June 07, 2015, 11:59:19 am
Finally got RDR for 8 bucks or so. I think GTA V can wait until next week.

GTA V >> RDR.  RDR got stale to me after a while, and GTA V didn't suffer that.
Hopefully I can get it this week. Really had fun with the bit I played at a friend's house.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: David Tanny on June 07, 2015, 12:02:01 pm
I like the character of John Marston more than anyone in the GTA series. And I never got bored with the gameplay in RDR. GTAV is fun, but I think RDR is a better game.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Bobby McConway on June 08, 2015, 01:09:26 am
Just finished Earthbound.  Loved it. 
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: David Tanny on June 20, 2015, 01:14:45 am
My friend and I share a Steam account, and he just got a bunch of games:

Alien Isolation
Dead Space 1 & 2(which I've played before)
Resident Evil Gamecube remake HD(also, played before)
Kane and Lynch 2
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: ChillinDylan Godsend on June 20, 2015, 09:37:29 am
Just finished Earthbound.  Loved it.

YES.  One of my all-time favorites...too bad they never came out with a sequel for SNES like they had promised...
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Man With No Name on June 20, 2015, 10:15:41 am
Just finished Earthbound.  Loved it. 

Great game.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Andrew Milito on June 20, 2015, 10:32:07 am
Just finished Earthbound.  Loved it. 
I really want to play through that whole series (Mother 1 and 3 never got official English translations, but there's fan-made ones out there).
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: ChillinDylan Godsend on June 20, 2015, 10:41:23 am
Just finished Earthbound.  Loved it. 
I really want to play through that whole series (Mother 1 and 3 never got official English translations, but there's fan-made ones out there).

There was supposed to be a full sequel - but it never happened...
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Andrew Milito on June 20, 2015, 10:53:31 am
Just finished Earthbound.  Loved it. 
I really want to play through that whole series (Mother 1 and 3 never got official English translations, but there's fan-made ones out there).

There was supposed to be a full sequel - but it never happened...
Like, a direct sequel? Because isn't Mother 3 technically the sequel?
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: ChillinDylan Godsend on June 20, 2015, 11:30:49 am
Just finished Earthbound.  Loved it. 
I really want to play through that whole series (Mother 1 and 3 never got official English translations, but there's fan-made ones out there).

There was supposed to be a full sequel - but it never happened...
Like, a direct sequel? Because isn't Mother 3 technically the sequel?

yes - shortly after Earthbound was first released in US (which I remember vividly), there was immediately talk of a sequel...perhaps it's disappointing sales had something to do with us, but there were continuing rumors of a direct sequel for at least the next 5 years after its release...
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Man With No Name on June 20, 2015, 11:35:14 am
Just finished Earthbound.  Loved it. 
I really want to play through that whole series (Mother 1 and 3 never got official English translations, but there's fan-made ones out there).

The first one is finally coming out on the virtual console sometime. 2/3. Now they need to release Mother 3 and my dreams will have come true.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Andrew Milito on June 20, 2015, 11:44:14 am
Just finished Earthbound.  Loved it. 
I really want to play through that whole series (Mother 1 and 3 never got official English translations, but there's fan-made ones out there).

The first one is finally coming out on the virtual console sometime. 2/3. Now they need to release Mother 3 and my dreams will have come true.
Really? :o I really hope they get around to Mother 3 then, I'd be so happy!
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Andrew Milito on June 22, 2015, 06:35:32 pm
I'm, like, two missions away from the ending of Red Dead Redemption.

Don't do this to me Rockstar, I don't want to cry :'(
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: The One Who Lurks on June 22, 2015, 11:32:48 pm
Just finished Earthbound.  Loved it. 

Did it make you h...a...p...p...y?
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Bobby McConway on June 23, 2015, 12:58:23 am
Just finished Earthbound.  Loved it. 

Did it make you h...a...p...p...y?

Mmmmmmm...
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: David Tanny on June 25, 2015, 05:58:27 pm
Has anyone here played the survival horror series, Fatal Frame?

They have the games on the PSN Shop for $9.99 each. I'm either gonna get the first two, or  just the first game and Grandia.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: $+/\|_¡|\| on June 25, 2015, 06:24:32 pm
Has anyone here played the survival horror series, Fatal Frame?

They have the games on the PSN Shop for $9.99 each. I'm either gonna get the first two, or  just the first game and Grandia.
Heard of it. Is it a fighting game?
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: David Tanny on June 25, 2015, 06:25:21 pm
Heard of it. Is it a fighting game?

Read: Survival horror series.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Bobby McConway on June 25, 2015, 06:26:11 pm
Has anyone here played the survival horror series, Fatal Frame?

They have the games on the PSN Shop for $9.99 each. I'm either gonna get the first two, or  just the first game and Grandia.
Heard of it. Is it a fighting game?

No...it's a horror game.  Has one of the scariest moments in a game reportedly.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: $+/\|_¡|\| on June 25, 2015, 06:33:15 pm
Has anyone here played the survival horror series, Fatal Frame?

They have the games on the PSN Shop for $9.99 each. I'm either gonna get the first two, or  just the first game and Grandia.
Heard of it. Is it a fighting game?

No...it's a horror game.  Has one of the scariest moments in a game reportedly.
Oh.. sh!t... oh f*ck. Sorry, I-i read over that part. I apologize for my retarded mistake.

But yeah, now that I know it's a horror game, is it about a camera that can take pictures of ghosts or whatever?
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Andrew Milito on June 25, 2015, 06:34:49 pm
Has anyone here played the survival horror series, Fatal Frame?

They have the games on the PSN Shop for $9.99 each. I'm either gonna get the first two, or  just the first game and Grandia.
Heard of it. Is it a fighting game?

No...it's a horror game.  Has one of the scariest moments in a game reportedly.
Oh wow, really? I've heard of the series but I never realized it was that scary.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Bobby McConway on June 25, 2015, 06:39:18 pm
Has anyone here played the survival horror series, Fatal Frame?

They have the games on the PSN Shop for $9.99 each. I'm either gonna get the first two, or  just the first game and Grandia.
Heard of it. Is it a fighting game?

No...it's a horror game.  Has one of the scariest moments in a game reportedly.
Oh wow, really? I've heard of the series but I never realized it was that scary.

Yeah.  I wanted to play it but I never got the chance.  But I don't like 3D horror games.  They don't scare me as much.  Something like Ao Oni, however, is unsettling to me for no real reason...
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Andrew Milito on June 25, 2015, 06:46:40 pm
Has anyone here played the survival horror series, Fatal Frame?

They have the games on the PSN Shop for $9.99 each. I'm either gonna get the first two, or  just the first game and Grandia.
Heard of it. Is it a fighting game?

No...it's a horror game.  Has one of the scariest moments in a game reportedly.
Oh wow, really? I've heard of the series but I never realized it was that scary.

Yeah.  I wanted to play it but I never got the chance.  But I don't like 3D horror games.  They don't scare me as much.  Something like Ao Oni, however, is unsettling to me for no real reason...
Yeah, I haven't stumbled across many horror games I like. The first few Silent Hill games are good, but the sequels don't look good. And I used to be deathly afraid of Luigi's Mansion as a kid, ha ha. I haven't played it in at least 5 years though.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Bobby McConway on June 25, 2015, 06:49:58 pm
Has anyone here played the survival horror series, Fatal Frame?

They have the games on the PSN Shop for $9.99 each. I'm either gonna get the first two, or  just the first game and Grandia.
Heard of it. Is it a fighting game?

No...it's a horror game.  Has one of the scariest moments in a game reportedly.
Oh wow, really? I've heard of the series but I never realized it was that scary.

Yeah.  I wanted to play it but I never got the chance.  But I don't like 3D horror games.  They don't scare me as much.  Something like Ao Oni, however, is unsettling to me for no real reason...
Yeah, I haven't stumbled across many horror games I like. The first few Silent Hill games are good, but the sequels don't look good. And I used to be deathly afraid of Luigi's Mansion as a kid, ha ha. I haven't played it in at least 5 years though.

You're not alone.  I used to be afraid of Luigi's Mansion too.  Hell, I used to be afraid of a lot of Mario games.  Only one I could play without something terrifying me was Super Mario Sunshine.
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Post by: ChillinDylan Godsend on June 25, 2015, 06:52:41 pm
Has anyone here played the survival horror series, Fatal Frame?

They have the games on the PSN Shop for $9.99 each. I'm either gonna get the first two, or  just the first game and Grandia.
Heard of it. Is it a fighting game?

No...it's a horror game.  Has one of the scariest moments in a game reportedly.
Oh wow, really? I've heard of the series but I never realized it was that scary.

Yeah.  I wanted to play it but I never got the chance.  But I don't like 3D horror games.  They don't scare me as much.  Something like Ao Oni, however, is unsettling to me for no real reason...
Yeah, I haven't stumbled across many horror games I like. The first few Silent Hill games are good, but the sequels don't look good. And I used to be deathly afraid of Luigi's Mansion as a kid, ha ha. I haven't played it in at least 5 years though.

Play F.E.A.R. and F.E.A.R. Files...then get back to me...
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Andrew Milito on June 25, 2015, 07:07:30 pm
Has anyone here played the survival horror series, Fatal Frame?

They have the games on the PSN Shop for $9.99 each. I'm either gonna get the first two, or  just the first game and Grandia.
Heard of it. Is it a fighting game?

No...it's a horror game.  Has one of the scariest moments in a game reportedly.
Oh wow, really? I've heard of the series but I never realized it was that scary.

Yeah.  I wanted to play it but I never got the chance.  But I don't like 3D horror games.  They don't scare me as much.  Something like Ao Oni, however, is unsettling to me for no real reason...
Yeah, I haven't stumbled across many horror games I like. The first few Silent Hill games are good, but the sequels don't look good. And I used to be deathly afraid of Luigi's Mansion as a kid, ha ha. I haven't played it in at least 5 years though.

You're not alone.  I used to be afraid of Luigi's Mansion too.  Hell, I used to be afraid of a lot of Mario games.  Only one I could play without something terrifying me was Super Mario Sunshine.
Glad I'm not the only one, lol. The rest of the Mario games never scared me, just Luigi's Mansion. Donkey Kong 64 way back when was pretty scary for me though. I'd always explore the big ship with the lizards on it, where it was always storming, and immediately get really freaked out.
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Post by: Frankie on June 25, 2015, 07:22:59 pm
Play Amnesia: The Dark Descent and closely follow the story in that game.

It's the most twisted video game story I've ever encountered.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Bobby McConway on June 25, 2015, 07:25:20 pm
Play Amnesia: The Dark Descent and closely follow the story in that game.

It's the most twisted video game story I've ever encountered.

What if I told you there's a game where a regular family man just one day brutally murdered most of his family, except for his daughter and the plot of the game was for you to hunt her down while you're dressed as a clown?
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: $+/\|_¡|\| on June 25, 2015, 07:28:28 pm
Play Amnesia: The Dark Descent and closely follow the story in that game.

It's the most twisted video game story I've ever encountered.

What if I told you there's a game where a regular family man just one day brutally murdered most of his family, except for his daughter and the plot of the game was for you to hunt her down while you're dressed as a clown?
What game is that?
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Bobby McConway on June 25, 2015, 07:32:52 pm
Play Amnesia: The Dark Descent and closely follow the story in that game.

It's the most twisted video game story I've ever encountered.

What if I told you there's a game where a regular family man just one day brutally murdered most of his family, except for his daughter and the plot of the game was for you to hunt her down while you're dressed as a clown?
What game is that?

One of the best games ever...
(http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/twistedmetal/images/f/f1/Tmcover.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20110704055346)
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Post by: Bobby McConway on June 25, 2015, 07:34:19 pm
Mad Max Fury Road felt like Twisted Metal in the desert, man...
(http://static4.businessinsider.com/image/55539308eab8ea117cfda37e-1200-600/twisted-metal-immortan-joe-1.jpg)
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: David Tanny on June 26, 2015, 01:43:39 am
I think I'll revisit Final Fantasy VII tonight. It's been a while. Also might throw in an hour or so of Harvest Moon. I'm in a farming mood.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: ChillinDylan Godsend on June 26, 2015, 01:46:56 am
I think I'll revisit Final Fantasy VII tonight. It's been a while. Also might throw in an hour or so of Harvest Moon. I'm in a farming mood.

My #1 all-time video game!
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: David Tanny on June 26, 2015, 01:48:21 am
My #1 all-time video game!

You interested in the PS4 remake coming soon?
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Bobby McConway on June 26, 2015, 03:08:16 am
Exactly how violent is Manhunt?

I know there's a dude with a pig mask and his dick flopping around, but I just wanna know exactly how violent it is before I purchase it.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: ChillinDylan Godsend on June 26, 2015, 11:01:00 am
My #1 all-time video game!

You interested in the PS4 remake coming soon?

I was until I heard they were thinking of changing a bunch of stuff in it...just remake and update the graphics and LEAVE IT THE FUK ALONE!!!
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: David Tanny on July 02, 2015, 08:14:22 pm
I was until I heard they were thinking of changing a bunch of stuff in it...just remake and update the graphics and LEAVE IT THE FUK ALONE!!!

I hope the battle system stays the same at least.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: ChillinDylan Godsend on July 02, 2015, 08:20:05 pm
I was until I heard they were thinking of changing a bunch of stuff in it...just remake and update the graphics and LEAVE IT THE FUK ALONE!!!

I hope the battle system stays the same at least.

I don't have faith that they won't try to change it...
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: David Tanny on July 03, 2015, 11:00:38 pm
Anyone here played any of the Shining Force games? I played one for the GBA many moons ago, but I don't really remember it. But there is one that was on the Gameboy Color on the Nintendo e-shop for 3.99. I'm probably gonna buy it, but I'm just wondering if anyone has experienced this series.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: David Tanny on July 09, 2015, 03:43:45 pm
FF7 update: Trying to fight the Midgar Zolem(Giant cobra in the swamp) and learn it attack ability. Died once, now just trying to level up some more.

Silent Hill update: An hour into the game, and I'm royally stuck. I'm at the school house, and trying to figure out what to do. Just going to cheat and look up an LP on Youtube.
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Post by: Andrew Milito on July 09, 2015, 04:41:09 pm
Silent Hill update: An hour into the game, and I'm royally stuck. I'm at the school house, and trying to figure out what to do. Just going to cheat and look up an LP on Youtube.
The original one?
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: David Tanny on July 09, 2015, 04:45:56 pm
The original one?

Yeah. I bought it off the PSN years ago. Finally starting to get into it. The second game is my favorite.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Aaron on July 09, 2015, 06:27:46 pm
Just bought LEGO Batman 3. Hopefully this will be the 9th game I get all the achievements on.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: David Tanny on July 09, 2015, 08:21:15 pm
I'm probably getting a Wii U for Christmas, new console on the horizon be damned. I just saw that Golden Sun is on the e-shop for 7.99, so now I have to have it. Also gonna get Windwaker HD, Mario Kart 8 and a couple extra controllers. Plus, I'm looking forward to the new Star Fox game, and of course, Zelda. Oh, and Ocarina of Time is also on the e-shop for 9.99, compared to the 3DS version which is going for over $50.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Bobby McConway on July 09, 2015, 09:24:37 pm
Just bought the last Twisted Metal game for PS3.  Hoping it'll be as fun.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Aaron on July 09, 2015, 11:43:36 pm
LEGO Batman 3 Season Pass for $19.99. I'll get this 1300 Gamerscore within a week.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Andrew Milito on July 10, 2015, 12:14:24 am
GTA V is sick.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: David Tanny on July 10, 2015, 12:41:15 am
GTA V is sick.

I play that game a lot with one of my friends, but we just mess around. I haven't played the actual story.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Bobby McConway on July 10, 2015, 12:43:09 am
GTA V is sick.

Give it some tea.  That'll help the cold.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Catbus! on July 14, 2015, 05:55:43 pm
ZGRCG-W72Y5-ATRZG

Key for Dead Space 2 on Steam. First come, first serve. Or whoever actually wants it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7Qy_4sWs3I

Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Charles Longboat Jr. on July 15, 2015, 02:57:47 pm
I'm probably getting a Wii U for Christmas, new console on the horizon be damned. I just saw that Golden Sun is on the e-shop for 7.99, so now I have to have it. Also gonna get Windwaker HD, Mario Kart 8 and a couple extra controllers. Plus, I'm looking forward to the new Star Fox game, and of course, Zelda. Oh, and Ocarina of Time is also on the e-shop for 9.99, compared to the 3DS version which is going for over $50.
What about Smash Bros? But hey, Mario Kart 8 and Wind Waker are great.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Charles Longboat Jr. on July 15, 2015, 03:02:01 pm
In terms of 3DS games: Got up to the point before the Great Bay Temple in Majora's Mask. I have the Zora mask, but I'm just checking to see what else to do next.

However, I've taken a break from that because I have become very hyped for Fire Emblem Fates (Nintendo is going to laugh their way to the bank when I get my hands on it). As a result, I'm working on a no-grind, no-reset run in Fire Emblem: Awakening. I've had numerous casualties.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: David Tanny on July 18, 2015, 01:13:37 am
What about Smash Bros? But hey, Mario Kart 8 and Wind Waker are great.

I'll get Smash Bros for my birthday, which is in early February. Not too far off from Christmas.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: David Tanny on July 18, 2015, 01:15:40 am
In terms of 3DS games: Got up to the point before the Great Bay Temple in Majora's Mask. I have the Zora mask, but I'm just checking to see what else to do next.

However, I've taken a break from that because I have become very hyped for Fire Emblem Fates (Nintendo is going to laugh their way to the bank when I get my hands on it). As a result, I'm working on a no-grind, no-reset run in Fire Emblem: Awakening. I've had numerous casualties.

I need to get more 3DS games. I want both Majora's Mask and Fire Emblem. I just wish the eshop had GBA games. There are a bunch I would buy. They have some on the Wii U eshop, which doesn't make a whole lot of sense.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Bobby McConway on July 18, 2015, 01:24:53 am
What about Smash Bros? But hey, Mario Kart 8 and Wind Waker are great.

I'll get Smash Bros for my birthday, which is in early February. Not too far off from Christmas.

Besides it being 2 months...
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: David Tanny on July 18, 2015, 01:25:44 am
Besides it being 2 months...

Like I said, it's not too far off...

Are you on drugs?
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Bobby McConway on July 18, 2015, 01:27:51 am
Besides it being 2 months...

Like I said, it's not too far off...

Are you on drugs?

2 months is a long time.  You can grow a full beard in that time.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: David Tanny on July 18, 2015, 01:29:38 am
2 months is a long time.  You can grow a full beard in that time.

And it isn't even two months from Christmas. It's one month. It's Feb. 2nd.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Bobby McConway on July 18, 2015, 01:30:37 am
2 months is a long time.  You can grow a full beard in that time.

And it isn't even two months from Christmas. It's one month. It's Feb. 2nd.

January feels like two months.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: David Tanny on July 18, 2015, 01:31:26 am
January feels like two months.

Maybe in the backwards views of a Southerner.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Bobby McConway on July 18, 2015, 01:33:43 am
January feels like two months.

Maybe in the backwards views of a Southerner.

Or in a competent human being.  January is the time when everything is frozen.  Of course, I enjoy the cold a lot more than heat, but it takes forever to thaw chicken.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: David Tanny on July 18, 2015, 01:34:29 am
Or in a competent human being.  January is the time when everything is frozen.  Of course, I enjoy the cold a lot more than heat, but it takes forever to thaw chicken.

California has no winter. January is just another month. 
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Bobby McConway on July 18, 2015, 01:35:18 am
Or in a competent human being.  January is the time when everything is frozen.  Of course, I enjoy the cold a lot more than heat, but it takes forever to thaw chicken.

California has no winter. January is just another month. 

Another reason why California needs to disappear.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: David Tanny on July 18, 2015, 01:36:17 am
Another reason why California needs to disappear.

The South needs to sink into the bayous.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Bobby McConway on July 18, 2015, 01:38:56 am
Another reason why California needs to disappear.

The South needs to sink into the bayous.

At least we provide humor to the world.  California is filled with a bunch of complainers.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: David Tanny on July 18, 2015, 01:39:43 am
At least we provide humor to the world.  California is filled with a bunch of complainers.

We provide you with the films you all enjoy.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Bobby McConway on July 18, 2015, 01:43:26 am
At least we provide humor to the world.  California is filled with a bunch of complainers.

We provide you with the films you all enjoy.

All the big films, like Captain America Civil War and Avengers 3, are now being shot in Atlanta.  We've dethroned you.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: David Tanny on July 18, 2015, 01:43:55 am
All the big films, like Captain America Civil War and Avengers 3, are now being shot in Atlanta.  We've dethroned you.

I'm talking the big wigs. The home base.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Bobby McConway on July 18, 2015, 01:45:16 am
All the big films, like Captain America Civil War and Avengers 3, are now being shot in Atlanta.  We've dethroned you.

I'm talking the big wigs. The home base.

We'll overthrow California.   
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: David Tanny on July 18, 2015, 01:46:41 am
We'll overthrow California.   

The only other major US city that has a chance is New York. You guys are just a pitiful little humid scab on this great country.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Bobby McConway on July 18, 2015, 01:49:08 am
We'll overthrow California.   

The only other major US city that has a chance is New York. You guys are just a pitiful little humid scab on this great country.

No literally, California won't be anymore in a few years.  There are talks to break it up into 7 states.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: $+/\|_¡|\| on July 18, 2015, 01:49:54 am
We'll overthrow California.   

The only other major US city that has a chance is New York. You guys are just a pitiful little humid scab on this great country.

No literally, California won't be anymore in a few years.  There are talks to break it up into 7 states.
Also we have no water and high gas prices. You win.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: David Tanny on July 18, 2015, 01:51:19 am
No literally, California won't be anymore in a few years.  There are talks to break it up into 7 states.

Its up to Californians to vote on that, and nobody will. Get your facts straight.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Bobby McConway on July 18, 2015, 01:52:08 am
No literally, California won't be anymore in a few years.  There are talks to break it up into 7 states.

Its up to Californians to vote on that, and nobody will. Get your facts straight.

Lol.

We'll overthrow California.   

The only other major US city that has a chance is New York. You guys are just a pitiful little humid scab on this great country.

No literally, California won't be anymore in a few years.  There are talks to break it up into 7 states.
Also we have no water and high gas prices. You win.

I enjoy my water very much. 
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Aaron on July 18, 2015, 01:59:59 am
ZGRCG-W72Y5-ATRZG

Key for Dead Space 2 on Steam. First come, first serve. Or whoever actually wants it.



Thank you so much, Catbus. Such a brilliant game.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Charles Longboat Jr. on July 18, 2015, 02:37:42 am
In terms of 3DS games: Got up to the point before the Great Bay Temple in Majora's Mask. I have the Zora mask, but I'm just checking to see what else to do next.

However, I've taken a break from that because I have become very hyped for Fire Emblem Fates (Nintendo is going to laugh their way to the bank when I get my hands on it). As a result, I'm working on a no-grind, no-reset run in Fire Emblem: Awakening. I've had numerous casualties.

I need to get more 3DS games. I want both Majora's Mask and Fire Emblem. I just wish the eshop had GBA games. There are a bunch I would buy. They have some on the Wii U eshop, which doesn't make a whole lot of sense.
If you haven't played MM yet, I'd go with that first. It's probably a lot more financially sound, as Fire Emblem has quite a few DLC maps (All but one can be bought in bundles, if that helps).
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Catbus! on July 19, 2015, 08:14:37 pm
ZGRCG-W72Y5-ATRZG

Key for Dead Space 2 on Steam. First come, first serve. Or whoever actually wants it.



Thank you so much, Catbus. Such a brilliant game.


Not a problem, sir. Hope you enjoy it. I've been doing bundles and Steam sales and racked up quite a few doubles. Not all are quality, but I can put more up if you (or anyone else) wants.

One thing that scares me, though. Humble Bundle has a new catalog format, and may have screwed me out of some bundles I bought twice. That'll teach me to sit on my thumbs about what to do with the extras.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Catbus! on July 19, 2015, 08:24:49 pm
No literally, California won't be anymore in a few years.  There are talks to break it up into 7 states.

Its up to Californians to vote on that, and nobody will. Get your facts straight.

Seriously, that sounds like the stroke dream of a gerrymandering house of representatives cub ("then we'll win ALL the elections!"). California has the economic clout of some of your major European nations. You think they'd toss that? Texas secession's more likely, and they're talking out their ass.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Aaron on August 01, 2015, 09:15:04 pm
What's with all the Mario Kart 8 hype? A friend of mine from the future lent me a copy of the 64th Mario Kart game! Here's the thing right here:

(http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/egamia/images/f/fb/Cartridge-Art-Nintendo-64-Mario-Kart-64.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20140625234440)
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: ChillinDylan Godsend on August 01, 2015, 09:32:48 pm
What's with all the Mario Kart 8 hype? A friend of mine from the future lent me a copy of the 64th Mario Kart game! Here's the thing right here:

(http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/egamia/images/f/fb/Cartridge-Art-Nintendo-64-Mario-Kart-64.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20140625234440)

Mario Kart 8 is great - but I still prefer 7...
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Aaron on August 01, 2015, 09:37:02 pm
What's with all the Mario Kart 8 hype? A friend of mine from the future lent me a copy of the 64th Mario Kart game! Here's the thing right here:

(http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/egamia/images/f/fb/Cartridge-Art-Nintendo-64-Mario-Kart-64.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20140625234440)

Mario Kart 8 is great - but I still prefer 7...

I've never played a Mario game in my life.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: ChillinDylan Godsend on August 01, 2015, 09:40:21 pm
What's with all the Mario Kart 8 hype? A friend of mine from the future lent me a copy of the 64th Mario Kart game! Here's the thing right here:

(http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/egamia/images/f/fb/Cartridge-Art-Nintendo-64-Mario-Kart-64.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20140625234440)

Mario Kart 8 is great - but I still prefer 7...

I've never played a Mario game in my life.

So why the question of what is with the MK8 hype?
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Aaron on August 01, 2015, 09:41:02 pm
The black limited edition of GRID Autosport is $30 at mightyape.com (https://www.mightyape.co.nz/product/GRID-Autosport-Black-Limited-Edition-Xbox-360/22351166). Should I buy it while I still can? Or does the game suck?
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Bobby McConway on August 01, 2015, 09:51:53 pm
What's with all the Mario Kart 8 hype? A friend of mine from the future lent me a copy of the 64th Mario Kart game! Here's the thing right here:

(http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/egamia/images/f/fb/Cartridge-Art-Nintendo-64-Mario-Kart-64.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20140625234440)

Mario Kart 8 is great - but I still prefer 7...

I've never played a Mario game in my life.

You're pathetic.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Aaron on August 01, 2015, 09:56:53 pm
What's with all the Mario Kart 8 hype? A friend of mine from the future lent me a copy of the 64th Mario Kart game! Here's the thing right here:

(http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/egamia/images/f/fb/Cartridge-Art-Nintendo-64-Mario-Kart-64.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20140625234440)

Mario Kart 8 is great - but I still prefer 7...

I've never played a Mario game in my life.

You're pathetic.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_VpyEEFR-Hsc/TUQoJHGVQqI/AAAAAAAAAgU/qLCxNlv5QhI/s1600/Bad-Blogger.jpg)
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Aaron on August 02, 2015, 12:11:35 am
To hell with it. Bundling GA with Shift 2.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Aaron on August 07, 2015, 05:10:13 pm
Pre-ordered the limited edition Forza 6 Xbox One console. Can't wait for September 15.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: David Tanny on August 12, 2015, 03:36:29 pm
Capcom confirms Resident Evil 2 remake. It's gonna be awesome.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: David Tanny on August 31, 2015, 03:54:35 am
So anyone picking up MGSV: Phantom Pain tomorrow?
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Hazelrabbit on October 06, 2015, 05:03:47 am
(http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110108224400/mariokart/images/6/67/MKSC_Princess_Peach.png)
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: The One Who Lurks on October 06, 2015, 10:54:59 am
So anyone picking up MGSV: Phantom Pain tomorrow?

I would if I hadn't spent a good chunk of money on the Mass Effect trilogy.

It'll probably take me until Christmas to beat that game anyways.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: David Tanny on October 06, 2015, 11:13:53 am
I would if I hadn't spent a good chunk of money on the Mass Effect trilogy.

It'll probably take me until Christmas to beat that game anyways.

Since I'm terrible at MGS, I'm probably gonna wait till the price drops significantly, and I'll just pick up Fallout 4.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: David Tanny on October 06, 2015, 11:43:49 am
(http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110108224400/mariokart/images/6/67/MKSC_Princess_Peach.png)

(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e22/PrimitiveScrewhead1973/tumblr_lak1br9zIG1qe0eclo1_r2_500.gif)
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: The One Who Lurks on October 06, 2015, 02:07:27 pm
I would if I hadn't spent a good chunk of money on the Mass Effect trilogy.

It'll probably take me until Christmas to beat that game anyways.

Since I'm terrible at MGS, I'm probably gonna wait till the price drops significantly, and I'll just pick up Fallout 4.

Never had the pleasure of playing an MGS game.  Or even the spin-off Revengeance.

If I scrounge some money together, I'm still kinda split on whether I'd still go for The Phantom Pain or Transformers Devastation, since I've been hearing good things about that game so far.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: David Tanny on October 06, 2015, 02:09:56 pm
Never had the pleasure of playing an MGS game.  Or even the spin-off Revengeance.

If I scrounge some money together, I'm still kinda split on whether I'd still go for The Phantom Pain or Transformers Devastation, since I've been hearing good things about that game so far.

I've only really played MGS 3 and 4. I'm awful at stealth, so 3 was hard for me. And the controls in 4 take some getting used to. I heard that Phantom Pain has smoother controls, which a big reason why I wanna play it. Also, open world.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Bobby McConway on October 06, 2015, 02:13:44 pm
Snake Eater was the bomb!
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Aaron on October 07, 2015, 05:48:03 pm
Monopoly, both the board game and the video game.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: $+/\|_¡|\| on October 09, 2015, 08:40:19 pm
Have any of you guys seen the Beta gameplay footage for Battlefront 3? Gotta say, I had my reservations.. but man... it looks beautiful and really fun.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Aaron on October 09, 2015, 08:41:27 pm
Have any of you guys seen the Beta gameplay footage for Battlefront 3? Gotta say, I had my reservations.. but man... it looks beautiful and really fun.

Not very fond of shooting games tbh.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: $+/\|_¡|\| on October 09, 2015, 08:42:55 pm
Have any of you guys seen the Beta gameplay footage for Battlefront 3? Gotta say, I had my reservations.. but man... it looks beautiful and really fun.

Not very fond of shooting games tbh.
But it's Star Wars.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Aaron on October 09, 2015, 08:46:36 pm
Have any of you guys seen the Beta gameplay footage for Battlefront 3? Gotta say, I had my reservations.. but man... it looks beautiful and really fun.

Not very fond of shooting games tbh.
But it's Star Wars.

Fuck. Misread it as Battle FIELD. God, I'm stupid.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Aaron on October 09, 2015, 09:00:39 pm
Have any of you guys seen the Beta gameplay footage for Battlefront 3? Gotta say, I had my reservations.. but man... it looks beautiful and really fun.

Not very fond of shooting games tbh.
But it's Star Wars.

Fuck. Misread it as Battle FIELD. God, I'm stupid.

And anyway, even if it IS Star Wars, this is EA we're talking about.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: $+/\|_¡|\| on October 09, 2015, 09:50:50 pm
Totally buying Battlefront 3:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnqtUAg4hkw
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: The One Who Lurks on October 10, 2015, 10:19:16 am
Totally buying Battlefront 3:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnqtUAg4hkw

Have fun with your online-only campaign-less downgrade.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Bobby McConway on October 10, 2015, 10:53:24 am
Totally buying Battlefront 3:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnqtUAg4hkw

Have fun with your online-only campaign-less downgrade.

Who plays the campaign?
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Tho Master Fie on October 10, 2015, 11:54:41 am
Totally buying Battlefront 3:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnqtUAg4hkw

Have fun with your online-only campaign-less downgrade.

Who plays the campaign?
Nerds.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: The One Who Lurks on October 11, 2015, 03:34:48 am
Totally buying Battlefront 3:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnqtUAg4hkw

Have fun with your online-only campaign-less downgrade.

Who plays the campaign?

People that like getting their money's worth.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Bobby McConway on October 11, 2015, 07:26:42 am
Totally buying Battlefront 3:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnqtUAg4hkw

Have fun with your online-only campaign-less downgrade.

Who plays the campaign?

People that like getting their money's worth.

So virgins.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Crohn's Boy on October 16, 2015, 02:21:19 pm
Legitimately the best piece of music for any game ever made:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D82FSn0CPuQ
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: $+/\|_¡|\| on October 16, 2015, 07:15:09 pm
Legitimately the best piece of music for any game ever made:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D82FSn0CPuQ
The SM Galaxy games do feature great tracks.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: David Tanny on October 16, 2015, 07:15:49 pm
The SM Galaxy games do feature great tracks.
Mario Sunshine is better.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: $+/\|_¡|\| on October 16, 2015, 07:24:01 pm
The SM Galaxy games do feature great tracks.
Mario Sunshine is better.
Haven't listened to those in a while...

Although, I personally prefer the SMG music because it's orchestral. Really makes heightens the quality IMO.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Andrew Milito on October 16, 2015, 09:36:33 pm
The SM Galaxy games do feature great tracks.
Mario Sunshine is better.
YES.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: The One Who Lurks on November 02, 2015, 11:29:16 pm
Playing Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker now.

Blurry PSP graphics and singing tanks galore.

And I haven't even gotten to the magical boat cat-man yet.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: $+/\|_¡|\| on November 02, 2015, 11:35:15 pm
Anyone here still play Star Wars Battlefront II?
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: PORG on November 03, 2015, 12:56:35 am
Anyone here still play Star Wars Battlefront II?
Played it a few weeks ago. Still kicks ass.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: ChillinDylan Godsend on November 03, 2015, 02:07:18 am
Anyone here still play Star Wars Battlefront II?

Haven't in years.  But will probably play in near future before new one comes out.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: $+/\|_¡|\| on November 03, 2015, 07:12:14 pm
Anyone here still play Star Wars Battlefront II?
Played it a few weeks ago. Still kicks ass.
Beat the campaign a couple of days ago. Gah, Hoth was so frustrating.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: ChillinDylan Godsend on November 03, 2015, 10:34:37 pm
Anyone here still play Star Wars Battlefront II?
Played it a few weeks ago. Still kicks ass.
Beat the campaign a couple of days ago. Gah, Hoth was so frustrating.

That was one of my favorite levels - I had a great pattern for it...I know it was to take the base with the guns first, then run through the tunnels and take the 2 bases inside...
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: PORG on November 03, 2015, 10:58:02 pm
Anyone here still play Star Wars Battlefront II?
Played it a few weeks ago. Still kicks ass.
Beat the campaign a couple of days ago. Gah, Hoth was so frustrating.

That was one of my favorite levels - I had a great pattern for it...I know it was to take the base with the guns first, then run through the tunnels and take the 2 bases inside...
I loved playing Hoth on instant action. Would always get in an AT-AT and blast the shít outta everyone.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Crohn's Boy on November 04, 2015, 09:38:14 am
Got a 3DS.  **** loving Fire Emblem Awakening
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Charles Longboat Jr. on November 04, 2015, 08:51:39 pm
Got a 3DS.  ****ing loving Fire Emblem Awakening
Great game. Have you decided who you shall marry? I could probably talk about the game for a long time.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Crohn's Boy on November 04, 2015, 09:43:32 pm
Got a 3DS.  ****ing loving Fire Emblem Awakening
Great game. Have you decided who you shall marry? I could probably talk about the game for a long time.

I've actually only started it last night and only got through 2 battles (the prologue battle that kind of introduces you, and the one as soon as you wake up and go into town), but it is indeed a great game so far.  I intend to continue more tonight.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Aaron on November 04, 2015, 09:48:23 pm
I actually want to get Fire Emblem Awakening now.

*checks price on Mighty Ape*

Never mind.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: The One Who Lurks on November 04, 2015, 11:37:15 pm
I actually want to get Fire Emblem Awakening now.

*checks price on Mighty Ape*

Never mind.

Try eBay. (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fire-Emblem-Awakening-Nintendo-3DS-2013-SEALED-/272030430224?hash=item3f5646f410:g:BQMAAOSwFnFWB8-4)
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: PORG on November 04, 2015, 11:42:01 pm
I actually want to get Fire Emblem Awakening now.

*checks price on Mighty Ape*

Never mind.

Try eBay. (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fire-Emblem-Awakening-Nintendo-3DS-2013-SEALED-/272030430224?hash=item3f5646f410:g:BQMAAOSwFnFWB8-4)
Yo Shockwave, posted my Kylo Ren pic on the Random Shít thread.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Aaron on November 05, 2015, 12:15:24 am
I actually want to get Fire Emblem Awakening now.

*checks price on Mighty Ape*

Never mind.

Try eBay. (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fire-Emblem-Awakening-Nintendo-3DS-2013-SEALED-/272030430224?hash=item3f5646f410:g:BQMAAOSwFnFWB8-4)

I'm too impatient for that.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: The One Who Lurks on November 05, 2015, 10:30:26 am
I actually want to get Fire Emblem Awakening now.

*checks price on Mighty Ape*

Never mind.

Try eBay. (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fire-Emblem-Awakening-Nintendo-3DS-2013-SEALED-/272030430224?hash=item3f5646f410:g:BQMAAOSwFnFWB8-4)

I'm too impatient for that.

Dude, it's a Buy It Now listing.

The only wait you'll have will be the shipping.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: David Tanny on November 05, 2015, 04:22:16 pm
Dude, it's a Buy It Now listing.

The only wait you'll have will be the shipping.
He lives in New Zealand.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Bobby McConway on November 05, 2015, 04:30:35 pm
Dude, it's a Buy It Now listing.

The only wait you'll have will be the shipping.
He lives in New Zealand.

Most of Treet's eBay purchases came from the British Isles.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: David Tanny on November 05, 2015, 04:35:41 pm
Most of Treet's eBay purchases came from the British Isles.
Yeah, I'm just saying it'd be a wait. Especially if he's saying he's impatient.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Bobby McConway on November 05, 2015, 05:38:44 pm
Most of Treet's eBay purchases came from the British Isles.
Yeah, I'm just saying it'd be a wait. Especially if he's saying he's impatient.

BUFFALO SOLDIER
BORN IN AMERICA
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: The One Who Lurks on November 05, 2015, 06:53:54 pm
Dude, it's a Buy It Now listing.

The only wait you'll have will be the shipping.
He lives in New Zealand.

The shipping's free.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Chase Nyland on November 05, 2015, 07:06:19 pm
I can't wait for Fallout 4
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: David Tanny on November 05, 2015, 07:09:16 pm

The shipping's free.
To United States...
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: The One Who Lurks on November 05, 2015, 07:22:27 pm

The shipping's free.
To United States...

Then try this (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fire-Emblem-Awakening-Nintendo-3DS-2013-/321881738819?hash=item4af1a58e43:m:msOD0es7TUcI2xWW8bbtO7Q).

Don't know how customs processing'll cost.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Aaron on November 06, 2015, 12:10:37 am
Then try this (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fire-Emblem-Awakening-Nintendo-3DS-2013-/321881738819?hash=item4af1a58e43:m:msOD0es7TUcI2xWW8bbtO7Q).

"Does not ship to New Zealand"
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Crohn's Boy on November 06, 2015, 04:33:04 pm
I just got Black Ops 3 on Steam and will play it later :)
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Bobby McConway on November 06, 2015, 04:34:22 pm
I just got Black Ops 3 on Steam and will play it later :)

So is Bryan Singer coming over with Black Cocks 4?
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: $+/\|_¡|\| on November 09, 2015, 05:32:17 pm
Listening to Hunt the Truth, solely because of Keegan Michael Key's voiceover.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: David Tanny on November 12, 2015, 12:35:23 am
So I guess nobody here got Fallout 4. Since you wouldn't be online at all if you did.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Aaron on November 12, 2015, 12:38:09 am
So I guess nobody here got Fallout 4. Since you wouldn't be online at all if you did.

I'm going to ask my parents about buying it due to the unanimous praise Fallout 3 got, but its price on Mighty Ape and its R18 rating make the chance of them buying it pretty slim.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: $+/\|_¡|\| on November 12, 2015, 12:39:22 am
So I guess nobody here got Fallout 4. Since you wouldn't be online at all if you did.
Too poor and parents don't allow "violent" games.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Aaron on November 12, 2015, 12:40:13 am
So I guess nobody here got Fallout 4. Since you wouldn't be online at all if you did.
Too poor and parents don't allow "violent" games.

Video games are almost $100 in America as well?
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: David Tanny on November 12, 2015, 12:41:02 am
Video games are almost $100 in America as well?
$59.99
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: $+/\|_¡|\| on November 12, 2015, 12:43:20 am
So I guess nobody here got Fallout 4. Since you wouldn't be online at all if you did.
Too poor and parents don't allow "violent" games.

Video games are almost $100 in America as well?
Video games are almost $100 in America as well?
$59.99
I don't have the money for a next gen console or a fancy high powered gaming computer.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: David Tanny on November 12, 2015, 12:43:50 am
I'm getting a PS4 along with Fallout 4 and Witcher III for Christmas. The only issue is waiting. But I read there are bugs(it's Bethesda, so no surprise), so hopefully there will be an update by then.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Aaron on November 12, 2015, 12:50:59 am
Wait a minute...

(http://oi66.tinypic.com/2q1uuxk.jpg)
(http://oi68.tinypic.com/2w705jl.jpg)
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Frankie on November 13, 2015, 10:43:29 am
Fallout 4 was a disappointment.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: David Tanny on November 13, 2015, 12:53:23 pm
Fallout 4 was a disappointment.
What about it was disappointing?
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: The One Who Lurks on November 13, 2015, 02:10:55 pm
Fallout 4 was a disappointment.

Is it time to add another entry to the list of 2015's disappointments already?
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: ChillinDylan Godsend on November 13, 2015, 03:20:38 pm
I just got Black Ops 3 on Steam and will play it later :)

I will be getting Black Ops 3, Halo 5, and Star Wars Battlefront when the drop down to a more reasonable price in the near future...
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: David Tanny on November 13, 2015, 05:49:13 pm
Now all I care about is the virtual console releases of Red/Blue/Yellow versions.

Hopefully they release Gold/Silver/Crystal. Those are my favorite Pokemon games.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Charles Longboat Jr. on November 13, 2015, 10:12:21 pm
I preordered the Special Edition of Fire Emblem Fates from GameStop. I should get it around mid to late February.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Frankie on November 14, 2015, 12:11:07 am
Fallout 4 was a disappointment.
What about it was disappointing?

Compared to Fallout 3 and Fallout NV, a lot.

It feels so bare bones and rushed it's kinda sad.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: David Tanny on November 14, 2015, 12:13:09 am
Compared to Fallout 3 and Fallout NV, a lot.

It feels so bare bones and rushed it's kinda sad.
Huh. That does sound disappointing. It makes sense that it would be rushed though. It did seem that way.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: $+/\|_¡|\| on November 14, 2015, 12:59:17 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcgxXnEVVyM
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Flounder Prefers Browntown on November 19, 2015, 06:27:08 pm
My oldest brother recently got a PS4 and we started playing Battlefront. Awesome game.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Bobby McConway on November 19, 2015, 06:59:20 pm
There's an elder Joyce sibling?
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Flounder Prefers Browntown on November 19, 2015, 07:08:56 pm
There's an elder Joyce sibling?
I have two older brothers.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Aaron on November 20, 2015, 03:29:30 pm
These people are brilliant.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k98REfOKLQo
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Bobby McConway on November 20, 2015, 04:04:19 pm
There's an elder Joyce sibling?
I have two older brothers.

Do they have thumb faces as well?
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: David Tanny on November 22, 2015, 12:35:42 am
Just ordered a new 3DS game. Harvest Moon: A New Beginning.

I'm a fan of the series, but haven't played any of the recent games, since I heard they were lame. But this one got very high ratings, and is apparently a return to form for the series. I've just been playing the one that's available on the PSN that was originally on the PS1. Can't remember the name though. But they are relaxing, entertaining games.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Charles Longboat Jr. on November 22, 2015, 11:43:27 am
Just ordered a new 3DS game. Harvest Moon: A New Beginning.

I'm a fan of the series, but haven't played any of the recent games, since I heard they were lame. But this one got very high ratings, and is apparently a return to form for the series. I've just been playing the one that's available on the PSN that was originally on the PS1. Can't remember the name though. But they are relaxing, entertaining games.
I was hoping you'd be getting Fire Emblem or Majora's Mask. Nonetheless, have fun with Harvest Moon.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: David Tanny on November 22, 2015, 12:24:42 pm
I was hoping yyou'd be getting Fire Emblem or Majora's Mask. Nonetheless, have fun with Harvest Moon.
The big thing was that Harvest Moon was cheap on Amazon. I hope to get those, among others, for Christmas.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Bobby McConway on November 24, 2015, 01:56:18 pm
Someone I regularly fight on MKX recorded a series of fights I had with him.  He seems to have only recorded the losses I accumulated, and not the amount of times I beat him.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Oad1lr9Xik  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Oad1lr9Xik)
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Crohn's Boy on November 24, 2015, 04:02:24 pm
I really want Splatoon and Smash Bros. for Christmas...
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Andrew Milito on November 24, 2015, 06:26:47 pm
I've spent almost 3 hours playing Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 tonight. love this franchise (well, the first 3...).
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Bobby McConway on November 24, 2015, 06:32:39 pm
I've spent almost 3 hours playing Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 tonight. love this franchise (well, the first 3...).

I always build death machines in that game.  It was so easy to trick people in 1, but 2 had them get wiser so I had to adapt.  3 sucked because no one died.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Andrew Milito on November 24, 2015, 06:38:29 pm
I've spent almost 3 hours playing Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 tonight. love this franchise (well, the first 3...).

I always build death machines in that game.  It was so easy to trick people in 1, but 2 had them get wiser so I had to adapt.  3 sucked because no one died.
Yeah, I loved to make death traps back when I played 2. I think the part of me that loves theme parks won't let me do that anymore: playing the scenarios is just so much fun.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Bobby McConway on November 24, 2015, 06:40:15 pm
I've spent almost 3 hours playing Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 tonight. love this franchise (well, the first 3...).

I always build death machines in that game.  It was so easy to trick people in 1, but 2 had them get wiser so I had to adapt.  3 sucked because no one died.
Yeah, I loved to make death traps back when I played 2. I think the part of me that loves theme parks won't let me do that anymore: playing the scenarios is just so much fun.

True.  I do miss playing that game.  I also loved making some really insane roller coaster.  I made a 350ft tall ride once.  No one rode it, so I had to shut it down, but it looked awesome.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Andrew Milito on November 24, 2015, 06:44:35 pm
I've spent almost 3 hours playing Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 tonight. love this franchise (well, the first 3...).

I always build death machines in that game.  It was so easy to trick people in 1, but 2 had them get wiser so I had to adapt.  3 sucked because no one died.
Yeah, I loved to make death traps back when I played 2. I think the part of me that loves theme parks won't let me do that anymore: playing the scenarios is just so much fun.

True.  I do miss playing that game.  I also loved making some really insane roller coaster.  I made a 350ft tall ride once.  No one rode it, so I had to shut it down, but it looked awesome.
Yeah, I always tried to make the biggest and craziest coasters I could. They seem to be moving away from that in the new one though, so that's disappointing.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Bobby McConway on November 24, 2015, 06:46:53 pm
I've spent almost 3 hours playing Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 tonight. love this franchise (well, the first 3...).

I always build death machines in that game.  It was so easy to trick people in 1, but 2 had them get wiser so I had to adapt.  3 sucked because no one died.
Yeah, I loved to make death traps back when I played 2. I think the part of me that loves theme parks won't let me do that anymore: playing the scenarios is just so much fun.

True.  I do miss playing that game.  I also loved making some really insane roller coaster.  I made a 350ft tall ride once.  No one rode it, so I had to shut it down, but it looked awesome.
Yeah, I always tried to make the biggest and craziest coasters I could. They seem to be moving away from that in the new one though, so that's disappointing.

I haven't searched up much on the new one.  Is it more of a realistic approach?
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Andrew Milito on November 24, 2015, 06:49:00 pm
I've spent almost 3 hours playing Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 tonight. love this franchise (well, the first 3...).

I always build death machines in that game.  It was so easy to trick people in 1, but 2 had them get wiser so I had to adapt.  3 sucked because no one died.
Yeah, I loved to make death traps back when I played 2. I think the part of me that loves theme parks won't let me do that anymore: playing the scenarios is just so much fun.

True.  I do miss playing that game.  I also loved making some really insane roller coaster.  I made a 350ft tall ride once.  No one rode it, so I had to shut it down, but it looked awesome.
Yeah, I always tried to make the biggest and craziest coasters I could. They seem to be moving away from that in the new one though, so that's disappointing.

I haven't searched up much on the new one.  Is it more of a realistic approach?
From what I can tell, yeah. The coaster physics are super precise, so you can't have crazy insane G's anymore without the coaster crashing. There's beta footage if you're curious. It almost looks unfinished, and it's coming out really soon. It's pretty worrisome.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Bobby McConway on November 24, 2015, 06:50:58 pm
I've spent almost 3 hours playing Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 tonight. love this franchise (well, the first 3...).

I always build death machines in that game.  It was so easy to trick people in 1, but 2 had them get wiser so I had to adapt.  3 sucked because no one died.
Yeah, I loved to make death traps back when I played 2. I think the part of me that loves theme parks won't let me do that anymore: playing the scenarios is just so much fun.

True.  I do miss playing that game.  I also loved making some really insane roller coaster.  I made a 350ft tall ride once.  No one rode it, so I had to shut it down, but it looked awesome.
Yeah, I always tried to make the biggest and craziest coasters I could. They seem to be moving away from that in the new one though, so that's disappointing.

I haven't searched up much on the new one.  Is it more of a realistic approach?
From what I can tell, yeah. The coaster physics are super precise, so you can't have crazy insane G's anymore without the coaster crashing. There's beta footage if you're curious. It almost looks unfinished, and it's coming out really soon. It's pretty worrisome.

I'm actually a bit interested.  I really do have a deep fascination with roller coasters, so I'm actually kinda happy that we get a more realistic simulator.  (I could never be a roller coaster engineer.   Too much stress, so with fake lifes at hand, I could have more fun).
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Andrew Milito on November 24, 2015, 06:55:36 pm
I've spent almost 3 hours playing Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 tonight. love this franchise (well, the first 3...).

I always build death machines in that game.  It was so easy to trick people in 1, but 2 had them get wiser so I had to adapt.  3 sucked because no one died.
Yeah, I loved to make death traps back when I played 2. I think the part of me that loves theme parks won't let me do that anymore: playing the scenarios is just so much fun.

True.  I do miss playing that game.  I also loved making some really insane roller coaster.  I made a 350ft tall ride once.  No one rode it, so I had to shut it down, but it looked awesome.
Yeah, I always tried to make the biggest and craziest coasters I could. They seem to be moving away from that in the new one though, so that's disappointing.

I haven't searched up much on the new one.  Is it more of a realistic approach?
From what I can tell, yeah. The coaster physics are super precise, so you can't have crazy insane G's anymore without the coaster crashing. There's beta footage if you're curious. It almost looks unfinished, and it's coming out really soon. It's pretty worrisome.

I'm actually a bit interested.  I really do have a deep fascination with roller coasters, so I'm actually kinda happy that we get a more realistic simulator.  (I could never be a roller coaster engineer.   Too much stress, so with fake lifes at hand, I could have more fun).
I don't have anything against realism in terms of a coaster simulation game, but there's plenty of realistic simulation games. I want RCT to stay silly and unrealistic. But yeah, I used to want to design roller coasters, but in don't think I could handle that kind of pressure.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: David Tanny on December 15, 2015, 01:20:00 am
It's pretty much confirmed I got a ps4 and Fallout 4 for Christmas. Really looking forward to starting it. I hope I also get Witcher III. And next month, the Resident Evil Origins HD Collection.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: The One Who Lurks on December 15, 2015, 01:24:24 am
And it seems to be confirmed that I'm getting the Metal Gear Solid Legacy Collection.

I'm also getting Patapon for myself.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: David Tanny on December 15, 2015, 01:26:26 am
And it seems to be confirmed that I'm getting the Metal Gear Solid Legacy Collection.
That's a great collection. The HD remastering is excellent. Those games have aged beautifully. I need to get Phantom Pain.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: $+/\|_¡|\| on December 23, 2015, 03:05:19 am
Holy crap, Star Wars has had a new video game released every single year since 1991.

Of course, they're not all proper console and PC games, but nonetheless, it's had some form of video game yearly, since 91'.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Aaron on December 25, 2015, 02:09:02 am
FUCKING HELL

Forza 6 FINALLY hit 16% installed, and what the fuck do I get?

"error 0x87e0000f, could not finish installing, please try again later."

I've had to fucking cancel it and re-install the game again.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: $+/\|_¡|\| on December 25, 2015, 02:09:33 am
FUCKING HELL

Forza 6 FINALLY hit 16% installed, and what the fuck do I get?

"error 0x87e0000f, could not finish installing, please try again later."

I've had to fucking cancel it and re-install the game again.
Well... that sucks...
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Aaron on December 25, 2015, 02:13:10 am
FUCKING HELL

Forza 6 FINALLY hit 16% installed, and what the fuck do I get?

"error 0x87e0000f, could not finish installing, please try again later."

I've had to fucking cancel it and re-install the game again.
Well... that sucks...

I know. I waited two hours and I get that shit. It's only just hit 1% again now.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: $+/\|_¡|\| on December 25, 2015, 02:14:01 am
FUCKING HELL

Forza 6 FINALLY hit 16% installed, and what the fuck do I get?

"error 0x87e0000f, could not finish installing, please try again later."

I've had to fucking cancel it and re-install the game again.
Well... that sucks...

I know. I waited two hours and I get that shit. It's only just hit 1% again now.
I hope it's worth it and turns out to be a damn good game.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Charles Longboat Jr. on December 25, 2015, 02:14:47 am
FUCKING HELL

Forza 6 FINALLY hit 16% installed, and what the fuck do I get?

"error 0x87e0000f, could not finish installing, please try again later."

I've had to fucking cancel it and re-install the game again.
Well... that sucks...

I know. I waited two hours and I get that shit. It's only just hit 1% again now.
Watch the Star Wars Holiday Special to kill an hour and a half if you need to.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Bobby McConway on December 25, 2015, 02:24:49 am
Forza's trash and anyone who bought it deserves 10 lashes.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: $+/\|_¡|\| on December 25, 2015, 02:28:32 am
Forza's trash and anyone who bought it deserves 10 lashes.
So his parents deserve 10 lashes each?
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on December 25, 2015, 01:01:45 pm
Forza's trash and anyone who bought it deserves 10 lashes.

Really? Wasn't it supposed to be on the more hardcore end of the spectrum when it comes to racing games? I don't really care that much, though, since I don't plan on getting Xbox, and racing was never my thing in games anyway: I've tried a little bit of Gran Turismo, NFS: Underground 2, NFS: Most Wanted, but the only one I actually played a lot was Asphalt 4 on mobile, like 6 years ago.

Anyway, what do you play then? Project C.A.R.S?

EDIT: Just discovered that our forum sensors "hardcore". Utterly hilarious.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: ChillinDylan Godsend on December 25, 2015, 01:17:33 pm
Forza's trash and anyone who bought it deserves 10 lashes.

Agreed - I always thought it was a low-budget game.  I was a big Gran Turismo fan - but unfortunately PS holds the franchise rights to that and I haven't had a PS since PS2.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Crohn's Boy on December 25, 2015, 01:23:00 pm
Battlefront is an excellent game imo.  Multiplayer is incredibly fun.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Bobby McConway on December 25, 2015, 01:25:13 pm


Anyway, what do you play then? Project C.A.R.S?

EDIT: Just discovered that our forum sensors "hardcore". Utterly hilarious.

I play Gran Turismo and NFS: Most Wanted (Criterion edition).  I think Turismo handles drifting and steering much better than Forza.  Most Wanted is just pure fun.   Open world drifting and racing.  And the online is really dope.

But Forza has graphics, yo.

And I hate Asphalt. 
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Aaron on December 25, 2015, 11:02:09 pm
Forza's trash and anyone who bought it deserves 10 lashes.

Looks like I need sixty lashes (probably eighty by Wednesday).


How many more for the limited edition Forza 6 console?
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Aaron on December 29, 2015, 03:51:33 pm
Forza 6 is fucking awesome. My new favorite game in the franchise.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on December 29, 2015, 05:09:05 pm
Played a little of Serpent in the Staglands (http://whalenoughtstudios.com/games/) demo yesterday (and won't play for quite a while since laptop charger just gave out. It's another one of the classical CRPGs released in the last two years since Kickstarter basically revived the genre with games like Divinity:Original Sin, Pillars of Eternity, Shadowrun trilogy, The Banner Saga, Wasteland 2 and a lot more. It's also the most obscure and least commercially successful by far: if Divinity sold a million by now on Steam, and others mentioned also have 200-500k sales to their name, this only has around 6000 so far. Those who did play are so happy they actually call it their GOTY along with Age of Decadence and Underrail (which are also niche with 30000 copies, and were in development for 12 and six years.)

Anyway, from the little I managed I kind of see both points. On one hand, you immediately start playing with like 7 spells, there are plenty of non-combat skills and the premise is unique (you're a minor god who lost their power and was forced to assume mortal form (the character you construct) and now just need to survive and learn how it happened. On the other hand, starting temple only has some linear conversations with no interesting characters or lore so far, and has little to grab attention. There's also a matter of it having pixel graphics (which I don't mind) and real-time instead of turn-based (much bigger deal) which probably scared away more than a few people.

Anyway, yeah, classic Neville comment over. Check it out, I guess ; (also, it can be played windowed.)
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Aaron on January 10, 2016, 12:29:12 am
Man, I forgot how much of an amazing game The Force Unleashed is.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Jed Groff on January 15, 2016, 09:45:54 am
I got my stepbrother Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor for Christmas, but I've been playing it far more than him. So far it's one of my favorite games. I will never grow tired of spontaneous Orc slaughters, Caragor hunts, and Gollum cameos.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Chase Nyland on January 15, 2016, 10:12:22 am
Since the release of Fallout 4, I've been playing through Fallout 3 again and I'm loving every bit of it as much as I did the first time I played it. I decided I'll invest in a PS4 and pickup Fallout 4 after I finish the game and all the DLCs however long that'll take.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Bobby McConway on January 28, 2016, 08:15:11 pm
Netherealm Studio just gave PC players a middle finger.  After giving us a broken game with Mortal Kom bat X, they decide to abandon PC with all the updates with the 4 new characters (Xenomorph, Leatherface, Triborg, Bo Rai Cho) and they won't update the online servers.  So now, after millions of people supported them buying their broken game, they decide to abandon us.  Now I'm stuck with two options: play a broken game or drop $300+ on a PS4 with MKX...

I will never buy another Mortal Kombat game...
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Frankie on February 05, 2016, 09:39:07 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPq_NVi-TC4
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Bobby McConway on February 05, 2016, 10:02:03 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPq_NVi-TC4

(http://i.imgur.com/vLHNM71.jpg)
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: $+/\|_¡|\| on February 05, 2016, 10:07:45 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPq_NVi-TC4

(http://i.imgur.com/vLHNM71.jpg)
...what are you trying to say?
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: $+/\|_¡|\| on February 06, 2016, 11:46:23 pm
Is it bad I've started playing Minecraft again?
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Bobby McConway on February 06, 2016, 11:47:39 pm
Is it bad I've started playing Minecraft again?

 https://youtu.be/3gxNW2Ulpwk    (https://youtu.be/3gxNW2Ulpwk)
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: $+/\|_¡|\| on February 25, 2016, 08:26:38 pm
I actually sorta want this to be real:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLC6DYIxDWY&list=FLxHWP533ThoW9nKyRTpWsjQ&index=1
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: $+/\|_¡|\| on February 25, 2016, 08:48:32 pm
Huh... John Woo gun-fu+Super Mario... Never would have imagined it in a million years.
http://youtu.be/7AHfj0uDrf0
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Charles Longboat Jr. on February 25, 2016, 09:03:48 pm
I got Fire Emblem: Fates on Tuesday. Not that far in, but it's proving to be enjoyable.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Jed Groff on February 27, 2016, 10:50:19 pm
All I've been doing in my free time when I'm at my mom's house is play Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor. I've already completed the regular story mode, and now I'm finishing the free mode, which is endless fun.

I will say this, though.... it has one of the worst endings of any video game storyline I've ever seen. Awful, awful ending. Barely even a final boss battle, virtually no story resolution, and no sequel in sight. So disappointing.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Aaron on February 27, 2016, 11:13:54 pm
My friend came up to my house on Friday. Said her brother wanted some more Xbox 360 games to play, and was wondering if I had any. I gave away all my LEGO games. It was a sad day.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Bobby McConway on February 27, 2016, 11:16:09 pm
My friend came up to my house on Friday. Said her brother wanted some more Xbox 360 games to play, and was wondering if I had any. I gave away all my LEGO games. It was a sad day.

1) You had a girl come over to your house?  Willingly? 
2) So you gave up your LEGO games for what?  Nothing in return?  No blowjob?  What logic is that?  She just walked into your home, said "I need some games", and you gave them to her?  Dude, she's playing you, homeboy.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: $+/\|_¡|\| on February 27, 2016, 11:19:53 pm
My friend came up to my house on Friday. Said her brother wanted some more Xbox 360 games to play, and was wondering if I had any. I gave away all my LEGO games. It was a sad day.

1) You had a girl come over to your house?  Willingly? 
2) So you gave up your LEGO games for what?  Nothing in return?  No blowjob?  What logic is that?  She just walked into your home, said "I need some games", and you gave them to her?  Dude, she's playing you, homeboy.
This is sadly true Aaron.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Aaron on February 28, 2016, 01:31:04 am
My friend came up to my house on Friday. Said her brother wanted some more Xbox 360 games to play, and was wondering if I had any. I gave away all my LEGO games. It was a sad day.

1) You had a girl come over to your house?  Willingly? 
2) So you gave up your LEGO games for what?  Nothing in return?  No blowjob?  What logic is that?  She just walked into your home, said "I need some games", and you gave them to her?  Dude, she's playing you, homeboy.

1) yeah. I've known her since Year 6.
2) Pretty much. She almost always arrives unannounced. I've got used to it though. Kinda sucks that I didn't get anything in return, but they're poor as fuck, so I wasn't really expecting anything anyway. Had a nice, long half-hour chat though. I also showed her my YouTube reviews. Her face was purple because she was laughing so hard.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on April 20, 2016, 01:27:48 pm
So, as I've said on the trailer thread, I've been playing Of Orcs and Men on PS3 in little chunks recently, and it's actually pretty great that way. You probably haven't heard of the game, since it received mediocre reviews back in 2012 and disappeared rather quickly, with its stealth-oriented prequel released in 2014 already outselling it on Steam by 200,000 copies.

Nevertheless, I'm 4.5 hours now, and it's only getting more engaging. The plot actually makes sense and the conversations are really well-written: they might overdo it on the swearing in the prologue, but I'm already invested in the two leads (Orc named Arkail and Goblin Styx), and supporting characters also begin to get interesting. It's a really ambiguous kind of plot too, at least so far. While the basic premise is that human Empire is badly crushing Orcs after starting the war to enslave them, there are already many shades of grey. You're being sheltered by the human crime syndicate, for instance, while I've already killed Orc slave who stayed loyal no matter what.

What really shocked me, though, is that all Goblins besides Styx cannot speak and only somewhat sentient, yet there's a human guy who not only controls them but seems to genuinely care for them and sends you out to kill human Inquisitors for revenge (which the Ork BERSERKER thinks is a bad idea and won't achieve anything.) Anyway, the combat takes getting used to, but it's also awesome in a way. It's real-time-with-slow-motion (instead of traditional pause) and so battles are really tense, even if auto-targeting often screws up.It's main problem is that it's very linear due to the budget constraints; there are a lot fewer dialogues then I what I would've liked, and the levels are literally winding corridors, even if they look really good. It's probably much closer to JRPGs, or even to shooters like Killzone, then to classical RPGs, because of these levels.

I also played a bit more of Alpha Protocol on the weekend. That's another underrated game (though it's still a lot more popular than OOMA). It's a lot easier to describe, since it has the plot of a spy thriller and the gameplay very close to Mass Effect 1, except that the abilities are toned down, it's always single-person and there's much greater emphasis on stealth. I like combat a lot more than first ME, actually, because the levels always have multiple ways around and such, and the AI is generally much better: unless you quickly get the high ground to snipe (in which case they can get a bit lost), they'll ruthlessly flank you and spam grenades on Hard. Simply staying behind cover without moving often ends with a guy getting behind you, hitting you in the back of the head to stun, then taking a step back and unloading a whole clip in you.

Still, it's the conversations that are really good in this. Even though the plot gets kinda trashy at times (the game really suffers from starting off with a prologue consisting of generic Arab terrorist missions, for instance), dialogue choices make you think, especially because they're on a timer. Some missions can actually be nothing but conversations with contacts and other players in the spy underworld, if you choose to go on them/not attack. More conventional missions also end with a choice or two, and none of it is obvious: I made like 6-8 choices post-prologue, and I think only 3 were definitely the right ones and won't backfire.

Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Jim Raynor Remastered on April 28, 2016, 10:00:23 pm
Does anybody here have played an RTS game?
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Frankie on April 28, 2016, 10:03:24 pm
Does anybody here have played an RTS game?

I know exactly where you got your name/avatar from. Starcraft. I never played it, just know of the characters very vaguely. Braden played a lot of Starcraft II though.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Frankie on April 28, 2016, 10:03:53 pm
Does anybody here have played an RTS game?

I know exactly where you got your name/avatar from. Starcraft. I never played it, just know of the characters very vaguely. Braden played a lot of Starcraft II though.

Braden is Esther btw.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Bobby McConway on April 28, 2016, 10:04:31 pm
So, as I've said on the trailer thread, I've been playing Of Orcs and Men on PS3 in little chunks recently, and it's actually pretty great that way. You probably haven't heard of the game, since it received mediocre reviews back in 2012 and disappeared rather quickly, with its stealth-oriented prequel released in 2014 already outselling it on Steam by 200,000 copies.

Nevertheless, I'm 4.5 hours now, and it's only getting more engaging. The plot actually makes sense and the conversations are really well-written: they might overdo it on the swearing in the prologue, but I'm already invested in the two leads (Orc named Arkail and Goblin Styx), and supporting characters also begin to get interesting. It's a really ambiguous kind of plot too, at least so far. While the basic premise is that human Empire is badly crushing Orcs after starting the war to enslave them, there are already many shades of grey. You're being sheltered by the human crime syndicate, for instance, while I've already killed Orc slave who stayed loyal no matter what.

What really shocked me, though, is that all Goblins besides Styx cannot speak and only somewhat sentient, yet there's a human guy who not only controls them but seems to genuinely care for them and sends you out to kill human Inquisitors for revenge (which the Ork BERSERKER thinks is a bad idea and won't achieve anything.) Anyway, the combat takes getting used to, but it's also awesome in a way. It's real-time-with-slow-motion (instead of traditional pause) and so battles are really tense, even if auto-targeting often screws up.It's main problem is that it's very linear due to the budget constraints; there are a lot fewer dialogues then I what I would've liked, and the levels are literally winding corridors, even if they look really good. It's probably much closer to JRPGs, or even to shooters like Killzone, then to classical RPGs, because of these levels.

I also played a bit more of Alpha Protocol on the weekend. That's another underrated game (though it's still a lot more popular than OOMA). It's a lot easier to describe, since it has the plot of a spy thriller and the gameplay very close to Mass Effect 1, except that the abilities are toned down, it's always single-person and there's much greater emphasis on stealth. I like combat a lot more than first ME, actually, because the levels always have multiple ways around and such, and the AI is generally much better: unless you quickly get the high ground to snipe (in which case they can get a bit lost), they'll ruthlessly flank you and spam grenades on Hard. Simply staying behind cover without moving often ends with a guy getting behind you, hitting you in the back of the head to stun, then taking a step back and unloading a whole clip in you.

Still, it's the conversations that are really good in this. Even though the plot gets kinda trashy at times (the game really suffers from starting off with a prologue consisting of generic Arab terrorist missions, for instance), dialogue choices make you think, especially because they're on a timer. Some missions can actually be nothing but conversations with contacts and other players in the spy underworld, if you choose to go on them/not attack. More conventional missions also end with a choice or two, and none of it is obvious: I made like 6-8 choices post-prologue, and I think only 3 were definitely the right ones and won't backfire.



Kinda feel bad that no one responded to this essay.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Jim Raynor Remastered on April 28, 2016, 10:51:18 pm
Does anybody here have played an RTS game?

I know exactly where you got your name/avatar from. Starcraft. I never played it, just know of the characters very vaguely. Braden played a lot of Starcraft II though.
The first one is a masterpiece, tho. Unforgetable characters and story, with nice strategic elements that lead to the prevalence of "micro" in RTS games.
The second one was good, but not at the level of the original. the Plot was kinda predictable, albeit the missions were very original and fun.
Does anybody here have played an RTS game?

I know exactly where you got your name/avatar from. Starcraft. I never played it, just know of the characters very vaguely. Braden played a lot of Starcraft II though.

Braden is Esther btw.
(http://67.media.tumblr.com/bbf5963e52e5c4f10fff677a6db5d7a5/tumblr_mg5vanIypM1qe0saso4_500.gif)
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on April 29, 2016, 01:48:00 am
Does anybody here have played an RTS game?

I've spent dozens of hours playing Command & Conquer: Generals in my childhood. There was also Age of Empires II, though I played it a little less. Later on, I also played through Dawn of War: Dark Crusade's Chaos  campaign once. Now, I've Battle Realms sitting on my PC as a last year's gift from GOG, but that demands utmost concentration to even win a single skirmish, and I'm too busy for such dedication at the moment.

Never played Starcraft though. Never got around to it, and I've always been more of a Warhammer fan as well.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on April 29, 2016, 02:08:19 am
Kinda feel bad that no one responded to this essay.

Well, they're two relatively obscure games, and you kinda have to be consistently immersed in game culture to know of them. (Though they're still somewhat known inside it: Serpent of the Staglands I mentioned earlier in the thread is (deservedly) in a whole different realm of obscure, for instance.) In a way, that's a reason why I often prefer freeware RPGMaker: hardly anyone plays them (though I intend to change that somewhat), but you can beat them in a couple of hours and then write a several-thousand word review that'll be read and responded to, even if it's the creator telling you to get lost. )

Anyway, I also got Life and Strange for my birthday, and finished first episode of it last week, I won't touch the rest of it for a while, since I'm just too busy for now. It's been described everywhere I read as "like TellTale but better", and so I guess Walking Dead game fans here will like it a lot more than I do at the moment.  It probably does give more freedom than TellTale (according to the episode summary, I've made 4 major decisions and ~15 minor that'll have some consequences later on.)

Coming off Alpha Protocol, though, it still feels rather restricted for me. Things like automatic SMS conversations, photo-taking as a scripted dialogue option (even though she's a photographer), and the way major decisions often have you choose between two options and then watch the rest of conversation go automatically aren't exactly endearing. It's still nice, but doesn't feel like GOTY so far.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Frankie on April 29, 2016, 07:55:10 am
Kinda feel bad that no one responded to this essay.

Well, they're two relatively obscure games, and you kinda have to be consistently immersed in game culture to know of them. (Though they're still somewhat known inside it: Serpent of the Staglands I mentioned earlier in the thread is (deservedly) in a whole different realm of obscure, for instance.) In a way, that's a reason why I often prefer freeware RPGMaker: hardly anyone plays them (though I intend to change that somewhat), but you can beat them in a couple of hours and then write a several-thousand word review that'll be read and responded to, even if it's the creator telling you to get lost. )

Anyway, I also got Life and Strange for my birthday, and finished first episode of it last week, I won't touch the rest of it for a while, since I'm just too busy for now. It's been described everywhere I read as "like TellTale but better", and so I guess Walking Dead game fans here will like it a lot more than I do at the moment.  It probably does give more freedom than TellTale (according to the episode summary, I've made 4 major decisions and ~15 minor that'll have some consequences later on.)

Coming off Alpha Protocol, though, it still feels rather restricted for me. Things like automatic SMS conversations, photo-taking as a scripted dialogue option (even though she's a photographer), and the way major decisions often have you choose between two options and then watch the rest of conversation go automatically aren't exactly endearing. It's still nice, but doesn't feel like GOTY so far.

Telltale's The Walking Dead is legitimately an amazing experience (my personal 2012 GOTY). Life Is Strange is one of the worst games I have ever had the displeasure of playing BUT it makes for some funny ass playthroughs for Youtubers.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Chase Nyland on April 29, 2016, 11:03:29 am
Kinda feel bad that no one responded to this essay.

Well, they're two relatively obscure games, and you kinda have to be consistently immersed in game culture to know of them. (Though they're still somewhat known inside it: Serpent of the Staglands I mentioned earlier in the thread is (deservedly) in a whole different realm of obscure, for instance.) In a way, that's a reason why I often prefer freeware RPGMaker: hardly anyone plays them (though I intend to change that somewhat), but you can beat them in a couple of hours and then write a several-thousand word review that'll be read and responded to, even if it's the creator telling you to get lost. )

Anyway, I also got Life and Strange for my birthday, and finished first episode of it last week, I won't touch the rest of it for a while, since I'm just too busy for now. It's been described everywhere I read as "like TellTale but better", and so I guess Walking Dead game fans here will like it a lot more than I do at the moment.  It probably does give more freedom than TellTale (according to the episode summary, I've made 4 major decisions and ~15 minor that'll have some consequences later on.)

Coming off Alpha Protocol, though, it still feels rather restricted for me. Things like automatic SMS conversations, photo-taking as a scripted dialogue option (even though she's a photographer), and the way major decisions often have you choose between two options and then watch the rest of conversation go automatically aren't exactly endearing. It's still nice, but doesn't feel like GOTY so far.

Telltale's The Walking Dead is legitimately an amazing experience (my personal 2012 GOTY). Life Is Strange is one of the worst games I have ever had the displeasure of playing BUT it makes for some funny ass playthroughs for Youtubers.

Life is Strange is pretentious nonsense; plain and simple. Lol it's so fucking bad.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on April 29, 2016, 12:20:25 pm
Telltale's The Walking Dead is legitimately an amazing experience (my personal 2012 GOTY). Life Is Strange is one of the worst games I have ever had the displeasure of playing BUT it makes for some funny ass playthroughs for Youtubers.

Life is Strange is pretentious nonsense; plain and simple. Lol it's so fucking bad.

OK, that's certainly not what I expected to hear (especially not after it got 3rd place in a Riot Pixels GOTY poll, since those guys are generally critical as hell.) And I mean, I'm kinda getting used to it by the end of first episode, past the ridiculous nonsense like Chloe managing to litter the entire town with her disappeared girlfriend's posters without anyone knowing it was her (or indeed, without the enormous piles of paper in her room.) If I feel like giving it 6.5/10 so far, am I likely to think that for the rest of it. Or, rather, does it get a lot worse than that, or not? (Besides the endings, which I already heard are bad.)

P.S. Also, I thought Chase, of all people, would've liked the references to 19th century photographers and such. Though it's annoying that the game couldn't also be bothered to let us actually read the textbook telling us who all these people were, for instance. And of course, making us start the game by taking a selfie is just.... I literally waited until he basically stopped talking to see if the game would let someone else answer the question (and then did it again when time jumped backwards). Wonder how come Alyssa, the studious Pakistani (?) girl in glasses didn't know the answer, too.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Chase Nyland on April 29, 2016, 01:03:04 pm

P.S. Also, I thought Chase, of all people, would've liked the references to 19th century photographers and such. Though it's annoying that the game couldn't also be bothered to let us actually read the textbook telling us who all these people were, for instance. And of course, making us start the game by taking a selfie is just.... I literally waited until he basically stopped talking to see if the game would let someone else answer the question (and then did it again when time jumped backwards). Wonder how come Alyssa, the studious Pakistani (?) girl in glasses didn't know the answer, too.

I honestly did enjoy the references to 19th century photography for about 5 minutes until I realized that the whole concept of the game has to deal with chaos theory and that's where it lost me. I'm fine with going back in time and redoing the past but what in the name of God does the preachy dissection of photographical art have to do with it? Don't misconstrue, I do understand the appeal. It was interesting to be immersed in that style of gameplay. I've never seen anything like it before. I just thought the first episode was a cluttered exercise in self fellation. Now this is where I may seem hypocritical. I've only played the first episode so I have no idea how it ends but considering I was forced to take a selfie to start the game (like you said), I can only conclude that the rest of the game heavily involves art photography.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on April 29, 2016, 06:50:54 pm

P.S. Also, I thought Chase, of all people, would've liked the references to 19th century photographers and such. Though it's annoying that the game couldn't also be bothered to let us actually read the textbook telling us who all these people were, for instance. And of course, making us start the game by taking a selfie is just.... I literally waited until he basically stopped talking to see if the game would let someone else answer the question (and then did it again when time jumped backwards). Wonder how come Alyssa, the studious Pakistani (?) girl in glasses didn't know the answer, too.

I honestly did enjoy the references to 19th century photography for about 5 minutes until I realized that the whole concept of the game has to deal with chaos theory and that's where it lost me. I'm fine with going back in time and redoing the past but what in the name of God does the preachy dissection of photographical art have to do with it? Don't misconstrue, I do understand the appeal. It was interesting to be immersed in that style of gameplay. I've never seen anything like it before. I just thought the first episode was a cluttered exercise in self fellation. Now this is where I may seem hypocritical. I've only played the first episode so I have no idea how it ends but considering I was forced to take a selfie to start the game (like you said), I can only conclude that the rest of the game heavily involves art photography.

To be honest, I think you might've misjudged the photography's prominence. I'll post my final thoughts on this once I finish it sometime later, but I think this episode was more about establishing what her "normal" life before getting the powers was like, before the others show her drift from said normality more and more. Of course, since The Catcher in the Rye was obviously an inspiration (why else would she have Caulfield surname?), that normal of hers a rather out-of-touch one to say the least. I think writers realise that as well, because I heard later episodes focus more on Chloe and so are much better off for it. 

In fact, I've already mentioned it above, but the one thing that disappoints me about the game is that actual photography is a) only done in scripted spots, and b) entirely automatically, at the press of one button. Like seriously, a Madagascar 2 tie-in game I played as a kid  actually let you use the camera in some scenes (as in, look through the viewfinder, zoom in/out, and take the photos you want). If photography is an important part of her life and career goals, why can't the game let us experience it directly in that way?
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Jim Raynor Remastered on April 30, 2016, 12:26:21 am
Kinda feel bad that no one responded to this essay.

Well, they're two relatively obscure games, and you kinda have to be consistently immersed in game culture to know of them. (Though they're still somewhat known inside it: Serpent of the Staglands I mentioned earlier in the thread is (deservedly) in a whole different realm of obscure, for instance.) In a way, that's a reason why I often prefer freeware RPGMaker: hardly anyone plays them (though I intend to change that somewhat), but you can beat them in a couple of hours and then write a several-thousand word review that'll be read and responded to, even if it's the creator telling you to get lost. )

Anyway, I also got Life and Strange for my birthday, and finished first episode of it last week, I won't touch the rest of it for a while, since I'm just too busy for now. It's been described everywhere I read as "like TellTale but better", and so I guess Walking Dead game fans here will like it a lot more than I do at the moment.  It probably does give more freedom than TellTale (according to the episode summary, I've made 4 major decisions and ~15 minor that'll have some consequences later on.)

Coming off Alpha Protocol, though, it still feels rather restricted for me. Things like automatic SMS conversations, photo-taking as a scripted dialogue option (even though she's a photographer), and the way major decisions often have you choose between two options and then watch the rest of conversation go automatically aren't exactly endearing. It's still nice, but doesn't feel like GOTY so far.

Telltale's The Walking Dead is legitimately an amazing experience (my personal 2012 GOTY). Life Is Strange is one of the worst games I have ever had the displeasure of playing BUT it makes for some funny ass playthroughs for Youtubers.
Kinda feel bad that no one responded to this essay.

Well, they're two relatively obscure games, and you kinda have to be consistently immersed in game culture to know of them. (Though they're still somewhat known inside it: Serpent of the Staglands I mentioned earlier in the thread is (deservedly) in a whole different realm of obscure, for instance.) In a way, that's a reason why I often prefer freeware RPGMaker: hardly anyone plays them (though I intend to change that somewhat), but you can beat them in a couple of hours and then write a several-thousand word review that'll be read and responded to, even if it's the creator telling you to get lost. )

Anyway, I also got Life and Strange for my birthday, and finished first episode of it last week, I won't touch the rest of it for a while, since I'm just too busy for now. It's been described everywhere I read as "like TellTale but better", and so I guess Walking Dead game fans here will like it a lot more than I do at the moment.  It probably does give more freedom than TellTale (according to the episode summary, I've made 4 major decisions and ~15 minor that'll have some consequences later on.)

Coming off Alpha Protocol, though, it still feels rather restricted for me. Things like automatic SMS conversations, photo-taking as a scripted dialogue option (even though she's a photographer), and the way major decisions often have you choose between two options and then watch the rest of conversation go automatically aren't exactly endearing. It's still nice, but doesn't feel like GOTY so far.

Telltale's The Walking Dead is legitimately an amazing experience (my personal 2012 GOTY). Life Is Strange is one of the worst games I have ever had the displeasure of playing BUT it makes for some funny ass playthroughs for Youtubers.
Life is Strange is pretentious nonsense; plain and simple. Lol it's so fucking bad.
What a pity. A friend of mine who finished that game on it's fullest said that he absolutly loved it. Well, snowflakes, I suppose
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on April 30, 2016, 02:08:06 am
If you're interested to get some insight into a Russian gamer's psyche, here are the GOTY vote results (http://ru.riotpixels.com/top/2015/game-of-the-year/) there that partially convinced me to get LiS, amongst other things. In theory, checking out most of the top 30 would be nice, but that isn't going to happen any time soon for me.

It's also the kind of poll that allowed for downvotes as well as upvotes, and so the most notable games are either in the top 30/50 or the bottom 30, while the middle is a whole lot of tiny games no-one played and voted for.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: $+/\|_¡|\| on May 08, 2016, 07:59:08 pm
All Star Wars games are 75% off on Steam. Any recommendations? Already got Battlefront 2.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: $+/\|_¡|\| on May 08, 2016, 08:02:11 pm
Holy ****, the entire Star Wars game collection that's usually $99.99 on Steam is only $22 now! That's 14 whole games for only $22... Should I buy?
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: PORG on May 08, 2016, 08:05:20 pm
Holy ****, the entire Star Wars game collection that's usually $99.99 on Steam is only $22 now! That's 14 whole games for only $22... Should I buy?
Wow...sounds like a good deal. Go for it.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on May 08, 2016, 08:10:57 pm
All Star Wars games are 75% off on Steam. Any recommendations? Already got Battlefront 2.

Great choice! Well, that game is hardly perfect, but that didn't stop me from playing it daily for almost two years.

Otherwise, one other really good game I played is Jedi Academy. The way it handled using the lightsaber, all the force powers and such is probably the best there ever was, and people are still playing its multiplayer every day because of it. It's the only game I know of where you can try finishing entire levels by simply force pushing all the enemies off the ledges. Though that's nowhere near as unique as using Force Choke in order to spare stormtroopers and such: they'll drop their gun once you start choking them, and you just release and pick it up before they can get to it, forcing them to surrender (until they find another gun, that is). You can use all the "regular" energy weapons as well, including stuff like a sniper rifle that literally disintegrates the enemy when fired at full force.

Otherwise, I also played Empire at War, but that's really shallow, and I got bored of it quickly. I heard Knights of the Old Republic are very good but didn't get around to playing either of them. People also say The Force Unleashed is especially bad, but you probably knew this already.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: PORG on May 08, 2016, 08:12:14 pm
Knight of the Old Republic is great. Highly suggest that one.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on May 08, 2016, 08:13:57 pm
Since we're discussing video games right now, may I present to you the one video that displaced Ghostbusters reboot trailer from the coveted spot of being the most disliked video of 2016?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeF3UTkCoxY

It's only been about a week, and it already hit one million downvotes about an hour ago.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: $+/\|_¡|\| on May 08, 2016, 08:18:26 pm
Items included in this bundle:
STAR WARS™ - Dark Forces
STAR WARS™ - Knights of the Old Republic™
STAR WARS™ - The Force Unleashed™ II
STAR WARS™ - The Force Unleashed™ Ultimate Sith Edition
STAR WARS™ Battlefront™ II (already got this one in my library so it's the package as a whole is $17 for me instead of $22)
STAR WARS™ Empire at War - Gold Pack
STAR WARS™ Jedi Knight - Dark Forces II
STAR WARS™ Jedi Knight - Jedi Academy™
STAR WARS™ Jedi Knight - Mysteries of the Sith™
STAR WARS™ Jedi Knight II - Jedi Outcast™
STAR WARS™ Knights of the Old Republic™ II - The Sith Lords™
STAR WARS™ Republic Commando™
STAR WARS™ Starfighter™


Yep. Definitely worth the $17.

Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: $+/\|_¡|\| on May 08, 2016, 08:19:25 pm
Since we're discussing video games right now, may I present to you the one video that displaced Ghostbusters reboot trailer from the coveted spot of being the most disliked video of 2016?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeF3UTkCoxY

It's only been about a week, and it already hit one million downvotes about an hour ago.
As someone who's not really into CoD and couldn't give a **** about what era they put it in, (as I don't see how it matters considering it'll just be another rinse and repeat rehash), I liked the trailer. Maybe it was David Bowie, but as a trailer, I thought it was good.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Jim Raynor Remastered on May 08, 2016, 09:07:18 pm
Since we're discussing video games right now, may I present to you the one video that displaced Ghostbusters reboot trailer from the coveted spot of being the most disliked video of 2016?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeF3UTkCoxY

It's only been about a week, and it already hit one million downvotes about an hour ago.
I really don't care about CoD anymore. The MW remaster its just a shady business practice to sell more copies. Excited for Battlefield 1, though I'm a bit skeptical with the newer releases of EA having a somewhat shallow content to justify it's asking price, hopefully that shít is gone by this point.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Frankie on May 08, 2016, 09:10:22 pm
On the topic of CoD, here's the new Battlefield coming out. WW1? Horses? Battleships? Zeppelins? Trench warfare? Chemical warfare? Biplane dogfighting with gunners on wings? Hell...yes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7nRTF2SowQ
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: $+/\|_¡|\| on May 08, 2016, 09:12:38 pm
On the topic of CoD, here's the new Battlefield coming out. WW1? Horses? Battleships? Zeppelins? Trench warfare? Chemical warfare? Biplane dogfighting with gunners on wings? Hell...yes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7nRTF2SowQ
As someone who's usually not that into shooters, I'm considering buying or building a nice gaming PC just for this.

But it's also EA, so I'm a bit hesitant there...
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Jim Raynor Remastered on May 08, 2016, 09:14:14 pm
On the topic of CoD, here's the new Battlefield coming out. WW1? Horses? Battleships? Zeppelins? Trench warfare? Chemical warfare? Biplane dogfighting with gunners on wings? Hell...yes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7nRTF2SowQ
Hopefully they don't release it with such a lackluster content(Battlefront please...) or broken (BF4 at release), I'm keeping an eye on you, EA
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Kale Pasta on May 08, 2016, 09:33:32 pm
All Star Wars games are 75% off on Steam. Any recommendations? Already got Battlefront 2.

Great choice! Well, that game is hardly perfect, but that didn't stop me from playing it daily for almost two years.

Otherwise, one other really good game I played is Jedi Academy. The way it handled using the lightsaber, all the force powers and such is probably the best there ever was, and people are still playing its multiplayer every day because of it. It's the only game I know of where you can try finishing entire levels by simply force pushing all the enemies off the ledges. Though that's nowhere near as unique as using Force Choke in order to spare stormtroopers and such: they'll drop their gun once you start choking them, and you just release and pick it up before they can get to it, forcing them to surrender (until they find another gun, that is). You can use all the "regular" energy weapons as well, including stuff like a sniper rifle that literally disintegrates the enemy when fired at full force.

Otherwise, I also played Empire at War, but that's really shallow, and I got bored of it quickly. I heard Knights of the Old Republic are very good but didn't get around to playing either of them. People also say The Force Unleashed is especially bad, but you probably knew this already.
That was the only computer game I ever really got into. Loved that game back in the day.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Andrew Milito on May 08, 2016, 09:42:31 pm
On the topic of CoD, here's the new Battlefield coming out. WW1? Horses? Battleships? Zeppelins? Trench warfare? Chemical warfare? Biplane dogfighting with gunners on wings? Hell...yes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7nRTF2SowQ
I've loved both Battlefield games I've played, and WWI? I'm sold (just as soon as I upgrade to PS4...)

Btw, someone on Reddit completely nailed what dogfights will be like:
https://imgur.com/w1cWkZY
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on May 09, 2016, 06:52:52 pm
Since we're discussing video games right now, may I present to you the one video that displaced Ghostbusters reboot trailer from the coveted spot of being the most disliked video of 2016?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeF3UTkCoxY

It's only been about a week, and it already hit one million downvotes about an hour ago.
As someone who's not really into CoD and couldn't give a **** about what era they put it in, (as I don't see how it matters considering it'll just be another rinse and repeat rehash), I liked the trailer. Maybe it was David Bowie, but as a trailer, I thought it was good.

Well, I didn't "like" it so much as I thought it was no worse then their previous ones for the last five years or so. (Well, first Ghosts trailer was a lot better since it had far more solemn atmosphere, but that's about it.) Once the Space Oddity started playing, it felt more like a nice, inconsequential screensaver.


On the topic of CoD, here's the new Battlefield coming out. WW1? Horses? Battleships? Zeppelins? Trench warfare? Chemical warfare? Biplane dogfighting with gunners on wings? Hell...yes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7nRTF2SowQ
Hopefully they don't release it with such a lackluster content(Battlefront please...) or broken (BF4 at release), I'm keeping an eye on you, EA

I think it'll almost certainly be considerably flawed in one way or another. Call me jaded, but I don't think modern AAA publishers are capable of creating games that actually feel complete and well-put together. The whole system of rigid development and release dates as a way of buttressing shareholder reports, as well as the tendency of studio heads to mindlessly mess with the game in response to perceived trends, will always lead to some major elements being incomplete or missing. The one exception are studios with special treatment from publisher like Naughty Dog: their Uncharted 4 is now setting Metacritic on fire, which would've been utterly impossible had they been forced to release it at system launch, like originally promised.

Anyway, if it won't float your boat in one way or another, or if you just want to play something about WW1 now, Verdun (http://store.steampowered.com/app/242860/) is always available:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AchJpEGgQ5k

 
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Frankie on May 12, 2016, 05:47:28 pm
Who here is getting Doom?

Debating on it considering the great reviews.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Bobby McConway on May 12, 2016, 05:50:12 pm
Who here is getting Doom?

Debating on it considering the great reviews.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqD2hcfLnIs   (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqD2hcfLnIs)
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Jim Raynor Remastered on May 12, 2016, 08:02:12 pm
Who here is getting Doom?

Debating on it considering the great reviews.
Me, albeit I'm a bit skeptical with the release of the beta, and there are no reviews yet on metacritic.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Frankie on May 12, 2016, 11:38:11 pm
Who here is getting Doom?

Debating on it considering the great reviews.
Me, albeit I'm a bit skeptical with the release of the beta, and there are no reviews yet on metacritic.

The reviews on Steam are extremely promising.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Jim Raynor Remastered on May 12, 2016, 11:40:11 pm
Who here is getting Doom?

Debating on it considering the great reviews.
Me, albeit I'm a bit skeptical with the release of the beta, and there are no reviews yet on metacritic.

The reviews on Steam are extremely promising.
Eh, I've heard that the beta on PC was rather mediocre. Maybe they did indeed fixed the issues on there. Anyway, I'm pumped.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on May 13, 2016, 04:18:51 pm
Who here is getting Doom?

Debating on it considering the great reviews.
Me, albeit I'm a bit skeptical with the release of the beta, and there are no reviews yet on metacritic.

The reviews on Steam are extremely promising.

Eh, it's way too easy to get high reviews on Steam, simply because of the way the system works. Those who are ambivalent either have to give it a thumbs-up like others or stay quiet, and so many mediocre games end up with positive percentages in 80s and 90s, so long as they avoid bugged releases.

Metacritic user score is a lot more important, because it allows a full score scale there, and actual users are generally far pickier than most of the actual critics, whose criteria for a good game seem to be permanently stuck at 2010 benchmarks. This is why it's notable that right now, they're at or near 8.0 on all three platforms. It might well go down, but probably not by much.

Still, if you're not particularly feeling the new DOOM, like I do (though since I can't run it on anything anyway, it's kinda irrelevant), you can always just wait a few months for Shadow Warrior 2:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIikukPw9f4
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Frankie on May 13, 2016, 09:55:56 pm
Who here is getting Doom?

Debating on it considering the great reviews.
Me, albeit I'm a bit skeptical with the release of the beta, and there are no reviews yet on metacritic.

The reviews on Steam are extremely promising.

Eh, it's way too easy to get high reviews on Steam, simply because of the way the system works. Those who are ambivalent either have to give it a thumbs-up like others or stay quiet, and so many mediocre games end up with positive percentages in 80s and 90s, so long as they avoid bugged releases.

Metacritic user score is a lot more important, because it allows a full score scale there, and actual users are generally far pickier than most of the actual critics, whose criteria for a good game seem to be permanently stuck at 2010 benchmarks. This is why it's notable that right now, they're at or near 8.0 on all three platforms. It might well go down, but probably not by much.

Still, if you're not particularly feeling the new DOOM, like I do (though since I can't run it on anything anyway, it's kinda irrelevant), you can always just wait a few months for Shadow Warrior 2:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIikukPw9f4

I decided to get DOOM.

Damn is it amazing thus far and it keeps getting better too.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: cupcake on May 14, 2016, 07:52:53 pm
Neville, do you respect Neatherrealm Studios after they completely screwed over MKX PC players by first off giving them a broken game and fixing it for a bit, but still giving us a terrible net code, while giving PS4 and Xbone players 4 new characters and a better net code.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on May 14, 2016, 09:07:30 pm
Neville, do you respect Neatherrealm Studios after they completely screwed over MKX PC players by first off giving them a broken game and fixing it for a bit, but still giving us a terrible net code, while giving PS4 and Xbone players 4 new characters and a better net code.

If that's what they did, then no, I don't. I haven't heard much about it though, since fighting games aren't really my thing, and the only one I ever played was Tekken 5, a while ago. Plus, the real pinnacle of the genre are apparently the Guilty Gear / Blaz Blue games, though not many play them because of their extremely heavy anime style.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Jim Raynor Remastered on May 15, 2016, 04:47:04 pm
Neville, do you respect Neatherrealm Studios after they completely screwed over MKX PC players by first off giving them a broken game and fixing it for a bit, but still giving us a terrible net code, while giving PS4 and Xbone players 4 new characters and a better net code.
In my opinion, its not all of Netherrealm's fault, but the publisher,Warner Bros. They also released Batman: Arkham Knight on a terrible state on PC, pulled it away shortly after to fix it, and when it was re-released, it was still buggy. Warner bros pretty much treates the PC crowd like trash, and it's a real shame.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Jed Groff on May 16, 2016, 12:23:53 am
Good lord, I didn't think Alien Isolation would run so long. How goddamn big is this ship? I don't even know if I'm halfway through yet...

But far it's endlessly enthralling me, so I'm not complaining.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Catbus! on May 17, 2016, 06:13:48 pm
Humble Bundle has Dead Island and some other games for a buck. For about 3.50 (and going up) are some additional games in the bundle:
https://www.humblebundle.com/deep-silver-bundle-2
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on May 17, 2016, 06:51:06 pm
Humble Bundle has Dead Island and some other games for a buck. For about 3.50 (and going up) are some additional games in the bundle:
https://www.humblebundle.com/deep-silver-bundle-2

Well, it's interesting but not terribly surprising. Deep Silver is in pretty big trouble, after all, after their last 5 or so games have all failed. They're now adding another deserved "success" to their belt with the second Homefront:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyouYCwymB8

Besides, the selection is hardly accidental. All the games there are, at best, outdated, after better ones were made in recent years. At worst (Sacred 3) they were always shit in the first place. I suppose Killer is Dead, offered as an "above average price" unlock, is the one exception. Not because it's particularly good, but because it's trailers are utterly hilarious. I still see them from time to time to get a good laugh:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emkWA2DCq9U

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PW2p098efs
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Catbus! on May 17, 2016, 07:35:55 pm
Ok, so I won't post deals in here.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Jim Raynor Remastered on May 17, 2016, 07:41:59 pm
Humble Bundle has Dead Island and some other games for a buck. For about 3.50 (and going up) are some additional games in the bundle:
https://www.humblebundle.com/deep-silver-bundle-2
A fan of Jim Sterling, huh? Me too!

Well, it's interesting but not terribly surprising. Deep Silver is in pretty big trouble, after all, after their last 5 or so games have all failed. They're now adding another deserved "success" to their belt with the second Homefront:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyouYCwymB8

Besides, the selection is hardly accidental. All the games there are, at best, outdated, after better ones were made in recent years. At worst (Sacred 3) they were always shit in the first place. I suppose Killer is Dead, offered as an "above average price" unlock, is the one exception. Not because it's particularly good, but because it's trailers are utterly hilarious. I still see them from time to time to get a good laugh:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emkWA2DCq9U

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PW2p098efs
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on May 18, 2016, 03:34:44 pm
Ok, so I won't post deals in here.

No, Catbus, please do so. Even if none of us uses them, they provide great insight into each publisher's ascent/decline. For Deep Silver, it looks like collapse in 2-3 years.

A fan of Jim Sterling, huh? Me too!

Well, I'm not a fully committed one. I don't really pay attention to his proper reviews, for instance, as his tastes there are often too casual (Dark Souls aside) for me, as evidenced by 9.5/10 Modern Warfare 3 and 2/10 Alpha Protocol.

 Still, I respect him for being the only one to brave wading into all the trash Steam puts out now. I kind of knew there was a floor, but I had no idea it was that bad before. Absolutely love the Retaliation video where his character's flashlight fire stayed floating in mid-air and he called it his fire friend.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bR5Lbss1dV8
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Jim Raynor Remastered on May 18, 2016, 06:09:15 pm
Ok, so I won't post deals in here.

No, Catbus, please do so. Even if none of us uses them, they provide great insight into each publisher's ascent/decline. For Deep Silver, it looks like collapse in 2-3 years.

A fan of Jim Sterling, huh? Me too!

Well, I'm not a fully committed one. I don't really pay attention to his proper reviews, for instance, as his tastes there are often too casual (Dark Souls aside) for me, as evidenced by 9.5/10 Modern Warfare 3 and 2/10 Alpha Protocol.

 Still, I respect him for being the only one to brave wading into all the trash Steam puts out now. I kind of knew there was a floor, but I had no idea it was that bad before. Absolutely love the Retaliation video where his character's flashlight fire stayed floating in mid-air and he called it his fire friend.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bR5Lbss1dV8
Eh, I agree in respect of him looking into all of the trash that comes into Steam , albeit the critical part that you mention doesn't hold ground to me, to the fact that the 2 games you mention are over 5 years old, and in my opinion, the critical mind of Jim has changed over the years. But opinions are opinions, man.
By the way, I tried sending this reply like fifty times on my phone but the Chrome browser that I use kept crashing. Thank god that I'm writing this on a computer. lol
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on May 19, 2016, 09:12:37 am
Eh, I agree in respect of him looking into all of the trash that comes into Steam , albeit the critical part that you mention doesn't hold ground to me, to the fact that the 2 games you mention are over 5 years old, and in my opinion, the critical mind of Jim has changed over the years. But opinions are opinions, man.
By the way, I tried sending this reply like fifty times on my phone but the Chrome browser that I use kept crashing. Thank god that I'm writing this on a computer. lol

I think that's might be the result of the videos posted in here. In the future, it's best to edit out YouTube links when you're replying to comments for this exact reason.

Anyway, yeah, those are old, but they were the first ones I remembered. There are other examples, like his fondness for Dynasty Warriors, which I find incredibly pointless. Also, didn't he rate Fallout 4 really high? Like, higher than the Witcher 3?

Anyway, I think the other users here probably know already that I only get reviews from the Russian Riot Pixels. You ought to check out their review scores (http://riotpixels.com/reviews/), and how much lower they are compared to the average reviewers.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Tut on May 19, 2016, 11:04:05 am
I've loved both Battlefield games I've played, and WWI? I'm sold (just as soon as I upgrade to PS4...)

Btw, someone on Reddit completely nailed what dogfights will be like:
https://imgur.com/w1cWkZY

lol vidya games
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Jim Raynor Remastered on May 21, 2016, 10:28:57 am
In other news, the Infinite Warfare trailer has just passed the two million dislikes and I've just found out a video perfectly representing the massacre that has fallen on CoD.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3tfimeu9XY0
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: cupcake on June 22, 2016, 05:06:39 pm
Fuck Netherealm Studios and their lazy asses.  Instead of copying and reformatting the same code from MKX and making their shitty Injustice games, how about they focus on MK11 because after the countless amount of shit i had to put up with from Voltage, WB, and Netherealm, I better be blown away by MK11.

And anyone who buys Injustice 2 is an idiot, paying for a game that came out 4 years back and wasn't even remotely good.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Jim Raynor Remastered on June 22, 2016, 05:12:04 pm
Fuck Netherealm Studios and their lazy asses.  Instead of copying and reformatting the same code from MKX and making their shitty Injustice games, how about they focus on MK11 because after the countless amount of shit i had to put up with from Voltage, WB, and Netherealm, I better be blown away by MK11.

And anyone who buys Injustice 2 is an idiot, paying for a game that came out 4 years back and wasn't even remotely good.
Don't get your hopes high on the triple A industry. They seem unable to escape the pit of mediocrity and greed.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Jim Raynor Remastered on June 23, 2016, 03:23:32 am
So I started playing Age of Empires 2: The Conquerors for a while now. Oh my god, guys, this is one of the most addictive games ever,; if you are into RTS games, that's for sure.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Jed Groff on June 23, 2016, 03:26:14 am
Finally finished Alien Isolation, and... that might be the greatest game I've ever played. I don't think I've ever been more on-edge in a video game before. Sadly, the ending is absolutely abysmal; I was so utterly disappointed and underwhelmed when the credits started rolling. Just as a gaming experience in general, it gets a 10/10 and then some. But from a story perspective, I'm forced to give it a 9/10 for that middle finger of an ending. But wow, what a freaking experience that was.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Tut on June 23, 2016, 03:26:44 am
Finally finished Alien Isolation, and... that might be the greatest game I've ever played. I don't think I've ever been more on-edge in a video game before. Sadly, the ending is absolutely abysmal; I was so utterly disappointed and underwhelmed when the credits started rolling. Just as a gaming experience in general, it gets a 10/10 and then some. But from a story perspective, I'm forced to give it a 9/10 for that middle finger of an ending. But wow, what a freaking experience that was.

Was it in the trailers?
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Jim Raynor Remastered on June 23, 2016, 06:11:07 pm
Finally finished Alien Isolation, and... that might be the greatest game I've ever played. I don't think I've ever been more on-edge in a video game before. Sadly, the ending is absolutely abysmal; I was so utterly disappointed and underwhelmed when the credits started rolling. Just as a gaming experience in general, it gets a 10/10 and then some. But from a story perspective, I'm forced to give it a 9/10 for that middle finger of an ending. But wow, what a freaking experience that was.
So, you're telling me that this game is the greatest that you have ever played but give it a 9/10 due to a botched ending? C'mon.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Kale Pasta on June 23, 2016, 06:22:51 pm
Finally finished Alien Isolation, and... that might be the greatest game I've ever played. I don't think I've ever been more on-edge in a video game before. Sadly, the ending is absolutely abysmal; I was so utterly disappointed and underwhelmed when the credits started rolling. Just as a gaming experience in general, it gets a 10/10 and then some. But from a story perspective, I'm forced to give it a 9/10 for that middle finger of an ending. But wow, what a freaking experience that was.
So, you're telling me that this game is the greatest that you have ever played but give it a 9/10 due to a botched ending? C'mon.
What exactly is so unreasonable about that?
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Jim Raynor Remastered on June 23, 2016, 06:25:31 pm
Finally finished Alien Isolation, and... that might be the greatest game I've ever played. I don't think I've ever been more on-edge in a video game before. Sadly, the ending is absolutely abysmal; I was so utterly disappointed and underwhelmed when the credits started rolling. Just as a gaming experience in general, it gets a 10/10 and then some. But from a story perspective, I'm forced to give it a 9/10 for that middle finger of an ending. But wow, what a freaking experience that was.
So, you're telling me that this game is the greatest that you have ever played but give it a 9/10 due to a botched ending? C'mon.
What exactly is so unreasonable about that?
C'mon Paasche, this is Jed. You know what I'm talking about.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: cupcake on June 23, 2016, 06:37:59 pm
Finally finished Alien Isolation, and... that might be the greatest game I've ever played. I don't think I've ever been more on-edge in a video game before. Sadly, the ending is absolutely abysmal; I was so utterly disappointed and underwhelmed when the credits started rolling. Just as a gaming experience in general, it gets a 10/10 and then some. But from a story perspective, I'm forced to give it a 9/10 for that middle finger of an ending. But wow, what a freaking experience that was.
So, you're telling me that this game is the greatest that you have ever played but give it a 9/10 due to a botched ending? C'mon.
What exactly is so unreasonable about that?
C'mon Paasche, this is Jed. You know what I'm talking about.

Listen here, I'm always first to rag on Jed for stupid stuff but yeah no.  Nothing unreasonable about his comment.  I just think you're trying to rag on him because he's Jed.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Jim Raynor Remastered on June 23, 2016, 06:44:15 pm
Finally finished Alien Isolation, and... that might be the greatest game I've ever played. I don't think I've ever been more on-edge in a video game before. Sadly, the ending is absolutely abysmal; I was so utterly disappointed and underwhelmed when the credits started rolling. Just as a gaming experience in general, it gets a 10/10 and then some. But from a story perspective, I'm forced to give it a 9/10 for that middle finger of an ending. But wow, what a freaking experience that was.
So, you're telling me that this game is the greatest that you have ever played but give it a 9/10 due to a botched ending? C'mon.
What exactly is so unreasonable about that?
C'mon Paasche, this is Jed. You know what I'm talking about.

Listen here, I'm always first to rag on Jed for stupid stuff but yeah no.  Nothing unreasonable about his comment.  I just think you're trying to rag on him because he's Jed.
Alright, I take that back. I tend to act stupidly when I don't get enough sleep (I finished a paper at 4 AM), so I'm gonna abstain from commenting for the rest of the day.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: cupcake on June 23, 2016, 11:50:30 pm
FIFA 17's gonna have that bomb ass looking story mode.  Might have to drop a few dollars on that. 
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Jim Raynor Remastered on July 04, 2016, 07:04:43 pm
Finally managed to get my hands on the new Doom. This is fucking amazing.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: $+/\|_¡|\| on July 07, 2016, 08:07:03 pm
Anyone here got Pokemon Go?

I've been hearing about it all day, but I've never really been that into Pokemon.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Man With No Name on July 07, 2016, 08:10:26 pm
Anyone here got Pokemon Go?

I've been hearing about it all day, but I've never really been that into Pokemon.

I hardly go outside, so I don't know why I have it. But it usually just results in server errors and long loading times. Hardly worth it for me.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: $+/\|_¡|\| on July 07, 2016, 08:14:20 pm
Anyone here got Pokemon Go?

I've been hearing about it all day, but I've never really been that into Pokemon.

I hardly go outside, so I don't know why I have it. But it usually just results in server errors and long loading times. Hardly worth it for me.
Oh yeah, the servers are apparently down. You're gonna have to wait for them to work.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Jed Groff on July 08, 2016, 12:51:27 am
Can I just take this moment to say what an underrated masterpiece LEGO Lord of the Rings is? Maybe I'm just biased because it was the first open-world game I'd ever played, but I can't help feeling like it always gets overshadowed by LEGO Star Wars and Batman.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: PORG on July 08, 2016, 02:51:21 am
Can I just take this moment to say what an underrated masterpiece LEGO Lord of the Rings is? Maybe I'm just biased because it was the first open-world game I'd ever played, but I can't help feeling like it always gets overshadowed by LEGO Star Wars and Batman.
LEGO Lord of the Rings is great. It was everything I could've hoped for in that kind of game, and more. So much fun.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Jim Raynor Remastered on July 08, 2016, 11:56:43 am
Managed to beat Doom. Money well spent.

Now beating it in Ultra-Violence and hopefully getting all the secrets and stuff the second time around.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on July 11, 2016, 04:56:55 pm
Forget Pokemon Go: I just got the ultimate in mobile entertainment, free or otherwise: the IOS version of Nethack. Never played it before and now I'm probably already on more then 100 deaths. I didn't even try classes other then Archeologist (aka Indy clone) yet. Tried to resist looking anything up, but caved in when my latest gnome archeologist lady collapsed into a pit. Among other things, I found out it's possible to genocide entire races through certain scrolls later on.

I was reminded of that when my newly freed lady got ambushed by a racist hobbit, who never tried attacking human characters (only asking them about One Ring) Luckily, she stabbed him with his own elven dagger, and then turned the corpse into a solid can of hobbit meat. Had to flee the whole dungeon after a shop ambush, though, and so never found out how it tasted.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Frankie on July 11, 2016, 11:51:52 pm
Looking forward to No Man's Sky. That's gonna be the go to game to play when I get stressed out. Nothing better than exploring the universe and uncovering the mysteries that make it up. 
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: $+/\|_¡|\| on July 12, 2016, 12:02:29 am
Looking forward to No Man's Sky. That's gonna be the go to game to play when I get stressed out. Nothing better than exploring the universe and uncovering the mysteries that make it up. 
Have you heard of Star Citizen? It's kinda like No Man's Sky, but I'd say a lot more expansive and immersive.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Frankie on July 12, 2016, 12:09:44 am
Looking forward to No Man's Sky. That's gonna be the go to game to play when I get stressed out. Nothing better than exploring the universe and uncovering the mysteries that make it up. 
Have you heard of Star Citizen? It's kinda like No Man's Sky, but I'd say a lot more expansive and immersive.

Yeah, but it's broken as all hell and not coming out anytime soon. So I'll settle for No Man's Sky (plus No Man's Sky has everything Star Citizen has, with the exception of ground combat and social things like creating your own fleet/federation. No Man's Sky is more single-player focused which is fine by me).
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: $+/\|_¡|\| on July 12, 2016, 12:10:55 am
Looking forward to No Man's Sky. That's gonna be the go to game to play when I get stressed out. Nothing better than exploring the universe and uncovering the mysteries that make it up. 
Have you heard of Star Citizen? It's kinda like No Man's Sky, but I'd say a lot more expansive and immersive.

Yeah, but it's broken as all hell and not coming out anytime soon. So I'll settle for No Man's Sky (plus No Man's Sky has everything Star Citizen has, with the exception of ground combat and social things like creating your own fleet/federation. No Man's Sky is more single-player focused which is fine by me).
True.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Flounder Prefers Browntown on July 12, 2016, 12:12:52 am
Finally finished Alien Isolation, and... that might be the greatest game I've ever played. I don't think I've ever been more on-edge in a video game before. Sadly, the ending is absolutely abysmal; I was so utterly disappointed and underwhelmed when the credits started rolling. Just as a gaming experience in general, it gets a 10/10 and then some. But from a story perspective, I'm forced to give it a 9/10 for that middle finger of an ending. But wow, what a freaking experience that was.

Was it in the trailers?
Damn dirty Nightcrawler!
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Charles Longboat Jr. on July 12, 2016, 02:54:18 am
Finally finished Alien Isolation, and... that might be the greatest game I've ever played. I don't think I've ever been more on-edge in a video game before. Sadly, the ending is absolutely abysmal; I was so utterly disappointed and underwhelmed when the credits started rolling. Just as a gaming experience in general, it gets a 10/10 and then some. But from a story perspective, I'm forced to give it a 9/10 for that middle finger of an ending. But wow, what a freaking experience that was.

Was it in the trailers?
Damn dirty Nightcrawler!
Another random response. Fascinating.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on July 12, 2016, 03:16:03 pm
Looking forward to No Man's Sky. That's gonna be the go to game to play when I get stressed out. Nothing better than exploring the universe and uncovering the mysteries that make it up. 
Have you heard of Star Citizen? It's kinda like No Man's Sky, but I'd say a lot more expansive and immersive.

Yeah, but it's broken as all hell and not coming out anytime soon. So I'll settle for No Man's Sky (plus No Man's Sky has everything Star Citizen has, with the exception of ground combat and social things like creating your own fleet/federation. No Man's Sky is more single-player focused which is fine by me).
True.

Lol, totally not true. I never backed Star Citizen, and I don't have anything even remotely capable of running either game at the moment, so I have no real dog in this fight. However, I did put SC into my Google Alerts, and so followed its updates quite closely for about a year. From them, it's clear that it is very much Roberts' attempt to make a "perfect game" as his final legacy.

In a way, No Man's Sky is also "perfect game" as Hello Games envision it: the difference is that Roberts' scope is far broader in ways that have nothing to do with multiplayer or ground combat. It more-or-less has perfect Newtonian physics; it calculates not just the weight distribution around every ship (which is something only top car simulators do AFAIK), but also stuff like heat distribution, so that infra-missiles will lock specifically onto the hottest parts of the ship (and ejecting them theoritically saves you). Even the ship's command computer can get overloaded by all the operations if it's not powerful enough, and basically freeze up.

Star Citizen also has a separate team working entirely on sound design, whose job is to ensure not only  that there are notification/warning sounds for every situation a ship can encounter, but that they're different for every ship-building company in a way that adds up to that company's theme. It will have alien languages. It'll definitely have insurances and wills like say, Silent Sea, so that permadeath of player character will let you start again as their closest surviving relative. I'm not even counting the Squadron 41 here, as it'll be stand-alone. In contrast, No Man's Sky is very much an arcade game: in the trailers, it takes about 5 seconds for a spaceship to get from atmosphere's edge to the ground. Lots of other stuff is also not elaborated on.

Call me cynical, but I think that while the concept definitely has potential to be this generation's Nethack in terms of immense scope for player's action in a randomly generated world (though obviously nowhere near as difficult), the actual game will be a 3D, first-person Starbound, with the exact same copy-paste issues. That's a charitable interpretation: an uncharitable one is that it'll be little more then a walking simulator grafted together with primitive space fighter. Either way, I'm practically certain it'll disappoint. To be fair, I think something similar will happen to SC too. Roberts appears so wrapped up in details I've listed above, that he'll probably run out of all funds before implementing true game-changers. We will probably end up with excellent spaceship fighting/piloting in a shell of an open world geared solely around it.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Frankie on July 12, 2016, 04:41:09 pm
Looking forward to No Man's Sky. That's gonna be the go to game to play when I get stressed out. Nothing better than exploring the universe and uncovering the mysteries that make it up. 
Have you heard of Star Citizen? It's kinda like No Man's Sky, but I'd say a lot more expansive and immersive.

Yeah, but it's broken as all hell and not coming out anytime soon. So I'll settle for No Man's Sky (plus No Man's Sky has everything Star Citizen has, with the exception of ground combat and social things like creating your own fleet/federation. No Man's Sky is more single-player focused which is fine by me).
True.

Lol, totally not true. I never backed Star Citizen, and I don't have anything even remotely capable of running either game at the moment, so I have no real dog in this fight. However, I did put SC into my Google Alerts, and so followed its updates quite closely for about a year. From them, it's clear that it is very much Roberts' attempt to make a "perfect game" as his final legacy.

In a way, No Man's Sky is also "perfect game" as Hello Games envision it: the difference is that Roberts' scope is far broader in ways that have nothing to do with multiplayer or ground combat. It more-or-less has perfect Newtonian physics; it calculates not just the weight distribution around every ship (which is something only top car simulators do AFAIK), but also stuff like heat distribution, so that infra-missiles will lock specifically onto the hottest parts of the ship (and ejecting them theoritically saves you). Even the ship's command computer can get overloaded by all the operations if it's not powerful enough, and basically freeze up.

Star Citizen also has a separate team working entirely on sound design, whose job is to ensure not only  that there are notification/warning sounds for every situation a ship can encounter, but that they're different for every ship-building company in a way that adds up to that company's theme. It will have alien languages. It'll definitely have insurances and wills like say, Silent Sea, so that permadeath of player character will let you start again as their closest surviving relative. I'm not even counting the Squadron 41 here, as it'll be stand-alone. In contrast, No Man's Sky is very much an arcade game: in the trailers, it takes about 5 seconds for a spaceship to get from atmosphere's edge to the ground. Lots of other stuff is also not elaborated on.

Call me cynical, but I think that while the concept definitely has potential to be this generation's Nethack in terms of immense scope for player's action in a randomly generated world (though obviously nowhere near as difficult), the actual game will be a 3D, first-person Starbound, with the exact same copy-paste issues. That's a charitable interpretation: an uncharitable one is that it'll be little more then a walking simulator grafted together with primitive space fighter. Either way, I'm practically certain it'll disappoint. To be fair, I think something similar will happen to SC too. Roberts appears so wrapped up in details I've listed above, that he'll probably run out of all funds before implementing true game-changers. We will probably end up with excellent spaceship fighting/piloting in a shell of an open world geared solely around it.

They are two totally different games with different scopes as you have detailed above. Star Citizen is much more detailed and shows a realistic side, while No Man's Sky is arcady. I don't mind either (it's like comparing ARMA to say Battlefield), as long as they both nail their respective visions. I can't say whether or not NMS will disappoint because we simply haven't had a game like that. And to call it a walking simulator is absolutely unfair. There's a lot more you can do than mere exploration (trade, fight pirates, build, etc.).
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on July 26, 2016, 04:16:59 am
Not generally into this kind of stuff, but this is really cute:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWixYpQXj58
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on July 26, 2016, 04:35:12 am
Yeah, but it's broken as all hell and not coming out anytime soon. So I'll settle for No Man's Sky (plus No Man's Sky has everything Star Citizen has, with the exception of ground combat and social things like creating your own fleet/federation. No Man's Sky is more single-player focused which is fine by me).
True.

Lol, totally not true. I never backed Star Citizen, and I don't have anything even remotely capable of running either game at the moment, so I have no real dog in this fight. However, I did put SC into my Google Alerts, and so followed its updates quite closely for about a year. From them, it's clear that it is very much Roberts' attempt to make a "perfect game" as his final legacy.

In a way, No Man's Sky is also "perfect game" as Hello Games envision it: the difference is that Roberts' scope is far broader in ways that have nothing to do with multiplayer or ground combat. It more-or-less has perfect Newtonian physics; it calculates not just the weight distribution around every ship (which is something only top car simulators do AFAIK), but also stuff like heat distribution, so that infra-missiles will lock specifically onto the hottest parts of the ship (and ejecting them theoritically saves you). Even the ship's command computer can get overloaded by all the operations if it's not powerful enough, and basically freeze up.

Star Citizen also has a separate team working entirely on sound design, whose job is to ensure not only  that there are notification/warning sounds for every situation a ship can encounter, but that they're different for every ship-building company in a way that adds up to that company's theme. It will have alien languages. It'll definitely have insurances and wills like say, Silent Sea, so that permadeath of player character will let you start again as their closest surviving relative. I'm not even counting the Squadron 41 here, as it'll be stand-alone. In contrast, No Man's Sky is very much an arcade game: in the trailers, it takes about 5 seconds for a spaceship to get from atmosphere's edge to the ground. Lots of other stuff is also not elaborated on.

Call me cynical, but I think that while the concept definitely has potential to be this generation's Nethack in terms of immense scope for player's action in a randomly generated world (though obviously nowhere near as difficult), the actual game will be a 3D, first-person Starbound, with the exact same copy-paste issues. That's a charitable interpretation: an uncharitable one is that it'll be little more then a walking simulator grafted together with primitive space fighter. Either way, I'm practically certain it'll disappoint. To be fair, I think something similar will happen to SC too. Roberts appears so wrapped up in details I've listed above, that he'll probably run out of all funds before implementing true game-changers. We will probably end up with excellent spaceship fighting/piloting in a shell of an open world geared solely around it.

They are two totally different games with different scopes as you have detailed above. Star Citizen is much more detailed and shows a realistic side, while No Man's Sky is arcady. I don't mind either (it's like comparing ARMA to say Battlefield), as long as they both nail their respective visions. I can't say whether or not NMS will disappoint because we simply haven't had a game like that. And to call it a walking simulator is absolutely unfair. There's a lot more you can do than mere exploration (trade, fight pirates, build, etc.).

Well, it turns out we have (http://store.steampowered.com/app/314230/?snr=1_5_9__300), believe it or not. The fact that so many people have ignored it (http://steamspy.com/search.php?s=rodina), though, does make one question the longevity of the concept. When the concept itself is highly attractive, then an indie-er version of something can easily gain the initiative on something by releasing first; we've had a recent example of that with Dead by Daylight, which sold so much (http://steamspy.com/app/381210) right now that the future of that Friday the 13th game now appears doubtful indeed. This hasn't happened, even though the userscore is high, and graphics (and perhaps, the lack of RNG) appear to be the only meaningful difference. Still, it's releasing in a couple of weeks (and on the same day as Suicide Squad, too, I think) so we'll see it soon enough.

EDIT: And actually, there's also an RNG exploration game with similar artstyle and that also lets you fight, build, craft and travel from planet island to island. It's called Salt (http://store.steampowered.com/app/327860/?snr=1_5_9__300), and it also remained rather niche (http://steamspy.com/app/327860), in spite of high userscores.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Frankie on July 26, 2016, 09:15:06 am
Yeah, but it's broken as all hell and not coming out anytime soon. So I'll settle for No Man's Sky (plus No Man's Sky has everything Star Citizen has, with the exception of ground combat and social things like creating your own fleet/federation. No Man's Sky is more single-player focused which is fine by me).
True.

Lol, totally not true. I never backed Star Citizen, and I don't have anything even remotely capable of running either game at the moment, so I have no real dog in this fight. However, I did put SC into my Google Alerts, and so followed its updates quite closely for about a year. From them, it's clear that it is very much Roberts' attempt to make a "perfect game" as his final legacy.

In a way, No Man's Sky is also "perfect game" as Hello Games envision it: the difference is that Roberts' scope is far broader in ways that have nothing to do with multiplayer or ground combat. It more-or-less has perfect Newtonian physics; it calculates not just the weight distribution around every ship (which is something only top car simulators do AFAIK), but also stuff like heat distribution, so that infra-missiles will lock specifically onto the hottest parts of the ship (and ejecting them theoritically saves you). Even the ship's command computer can get overloaded by all the operations if it's not powerful enough, and basically freeze up.

Star Citizen also has a separate team working entirely on sound design, whose job is to ensure not only  that there are notification/warning sounds for every situation a ship can encounter, but that they're different for every ship-building company in a way that adds up to that company's theme. It will have alien languages. It'll definitely have insurances and wills like say, Silent Sea, so that permadeath of player character will let you start again as their closest surviving relative. I'm not even counting the Squadron 41 here, as it'll be stand-alone. In contrast, No Man's Sky is very much an arcade game: in the trailers, it takes about 5 seconds for a spaceship to get from atmosphere's edge to the ground. Lots of other stuff is also not elaborated on.

Call me cynical, but I think that while the concept definitely has potential to be this generation's Nethack in terms of immense scope for player's action in a randomly generated world (though obviously nowhere near as difficult), the actual game will be a 3D, first-person Starbound, with the exact same copy-paste issues. That's a charitable interpretation: an uncharitable one is that it'll be little more then a walking simulator grafted together with primitive space fighter. Either way, I'm practically certain it'll disappoint. To be fair, I think something similar will happen to SC too. Roberts appears so wrapped up in details I've listed above, that he'll probably run out of all funds before implementing true game-changers. We will probably end up with excellent spaceship fighting/piloting in a shell of an open world geared solely around it.

They are two totally different games with different scopes as you have detailed above. Star Citizen is much more detailed and shows a realistic side, while No Man's Sky is arcady. I don't mind either (it's like comparing ARMA to say Battlefield), as long as they both nail their respective visions. I can't say whether or not NMS will disappoint because we simply haven't had a game like that. And to call it a walking simulator is absolutely unfair. There's a lot more you can do than mere exploration (trade, fight pirates, build, etc.).

Well, it turns out we have (http://store.steampowered.com/app/314230/?snr=1_5_9__300), believe it or not. The fact that so many people have ignored it (http://steamspy.com/search.php?s=rodina), though, does make one question the longevity of the concept. When the concept itself is highly attractive, then an indie-er version of something can easily gain the initiative on something by releasing first; we've had a recent example of that with Dead by Daylight, which sold so much (http://steamspy.com/app/381210) right now that the future of that Friday the 13th game now appears doubtful indeed. This hasn't happened, even though the userscore is high, and graphics (and perhaps, the lack of RNG) appear to be the only meaningful difference. Still, it's releasing in a couple of weeks (and on the same day as Suicide Squad, too, I think) so we'll see it soon enough.

EDIT: And actually, there's also an RNG exploration game with similar artstyle and that also lets you fight, build, craft and travel from planet island to island. It's called Salt (http://store.steampowered.com/app/327860/?snr=1_5_9__300), and it also remained rather niche (http://steamspy.com/app/327860), in spite of high userscores.

The fact that Rodina released to extremely positive reception tells me that NMS should release to the exact same thing. The games are identical, except that NMS has a lot more for you to do than Rodina.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on July 26, 2016, 04:55:39 pm
The fact that Rodina released to extremely positive reception tells me that NMS should release to the exact same thing. The games are identical, except that NMS has a lot more for you to do than Rodina.

The thing is, Steam reviews' binary nature exists so that it can sell as many games as possible. I have lost count of how many times I saw a game with 80-90% Steam userscore  and  only 5-7 Metacritic userscore, because a person who would've given a  6 on the latter is nevertheless forced to leave a positive review on the former. It's especially true when there's a low sample size: my favorite example is Blockwick 2, which has about 5000 owners and 100% Userscore (http://steamspy.com/app/377660), and yet few people will rush to make their games more like this (http://store.steampowered.com/app/377660).

On the whole, I think the fact only 30,000 found the concept worth buying without the AA/Triple-I/whatever budget of NMS (http://NMS) (only a fraction of whom actually play regularly) is quite notable. I feel like NMS might well end up with a cadre of about 100,000 out of entire playerbase that'll be fully satisfied, and the rest will abandon it within a couple of months. It's weird that I've essentially been arguing against a likely Russian game in the process of a broader argument right now (Rodina is Russian for "Motherland"), but I guess that's just how strong my doubts are.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on July 29, 2016, 08:59:33 am
So, Raynor, any thoughts on the whole StarCraft Universe thing?

https://youtu.be/L7pVSqfCFps
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Jim Raynor Remastered on July 29, 2016, 11:31:47 am
So, Raynor, any thoughts on the whole StarCraft Universe thing?

https://youtu.be/L7pVSqfCFps
Uh, that sounds interesting. For one thing, Blizzard is pretty much done for the time being with the Starcraft franchise, but seeing this pop up is pretty "refreshing" to say the least. I was never a fan of WoW, and I've never played FTL, but the concept itself was rather fascinating, with designing your own ship, flying through the universe with some rouge-like elements.With Diablo 2 being one of my favorite games of all time, the adoption of the combat system of that game makes all the matter more interesting.
Hopefully, it succeeds.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Jed Groff on July 29, 2016, 11:11:39 pm
I'm waiting for the day I get bored of Skyrim so I can move on to a new game. This... this may take a while.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: cupcake on August 03, 2016, 02:18:57 am
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5El-yYNUwU&app=desktop    (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5El-yYNUwU&app=desktop)

So I'm not huge on gaming.   I like it, but not really into all those Final Fantasy/Devil May Cry stuff, but I must say that this was actually very impressive, especially considering it was made by one man.  Granted he had admitted to buying premade assets, that still doesn't take away how impressive it is that a single man could do all of this within a span of 2 years.  Kinda made me want to open up Game Maker again and start reworking my John Tylerflix Shooting Game (does anyone still have that game downloaded on their computer, btw?), but then I remember how cheap that game looks.  Kinda makes me want to go into programming, although I do have qualms with a lot of university standards regarding that major.  Learned quite a bit from watching my brother code.   I think I last saw him do Assembly language, which is one of the harder ones.  And I could distinctly remember thinking "This looks boring."  But I guess once you learn how to code, develop games, etc., the world is your's for the taking.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on August 03, 2016, 06:42:44 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5El-yYNUwU&app=desktop    (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5El-yYNUwU&app=desktop)

So I'm not huge on gaming.   I like it, but not really into all those Final Fantasy/Devil May Cry stuff, but I must say that this was actually very impressive, especially considering it was made by one man.  Granted he had admitted to buying premade assets, that still doesn't take away how impressive it is that a single man could do all of this within a span of 2 years.  Kinda made me want to open up Game Maker again and start reworking my John Tylerflix Shooting Game (does anyone still have that game downloaded on their computer, btw?), but then I remember how cheap that game looks.  Kinda makes me want to go into programming, although I do have qualms with a lot of university standards regarding that major.  Learned quite a bit from watching my brother code.   I think I last saw him do Assembly language, which is one of the harder ones.  And I could distinctly remember thinking "This looks boring."  But I guess once you learn how to code, develop games, etc., the world is your's for the taking.

This is definitely awesome. However, I've also read that the creator of this is burned out and isn't planning to come back to anytime soon. So, two of the more realistic examples of a great game one person can start working on AND finish (both of which also happen to be made with GameMaker), are Hyper Light Drifter:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWufEJ1Ava0

And Dust: An Elysian Tail:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tMMbAXhCNU

You can quibble about the storylines here and there (Dust walks a fine line between being mythic and just plain generic in that trailer, while I've never been that into wordless narratives as a whole, which what Drifter attempts.) Still, it's undeniable that both of them are highly successful, with very good reviews, player acclaim, and high sales numbers' (on Steam alone, Hyper Light Drifter sold 170,000 (http://steamspy.com/search.php?s=hyper+light) in 4 months at 20$ price, while Dust: An Elysian Tail realised a million (http://steamspy.com/search.php?s=elysian) copies in 3 years, with 15$ asking price (sure, Steam takes its cut, A LOT of the copies are sold with discounts during sales, or in countries like mine, where prices are halved, but you get the idea). They are good games, with some flaws, and they tend to fit into established genres, so that makes the best example to use. In terms of sheer scale of success, though, one needs to make a game both great and unique enough to fit into in an unrealised niche. Undertale (http://steamspy.com/search.php?s=undertale), Prison Achitect (http://steamspy.com/search.php?s=prison+architect) and Stardew Valley (http://steamspy.com/search.php?s=stardew+valley) are the three games released over the past year and a half that did just that and sold more than a million copies each, while being (largely) made by a  single person.


However, while it's good to keep these stars in your sight, one should not be blinded by their success. Simply speaking, the market is no longer what it was like back in 2010, when indie games first became a codified phenomenon, or even in 2013, when the Elysian Tail came out, and Kickstarter had funded the first batch of projects that would redefine the industry. The number of of independents wishing to enter the industry has grown exponentially over these years, and the law of supply and demand has been in full effect. Right now, the median number of copies sold for a game on Steam is... 3000. It used to vary a lot more with the genre, but not that much, anymore. Kickstarter had been a great boon in reviving the previously forgotten genres (most notably, the classical CRPG), but this also means there are no longer any easy niches to exploit (which is also why Kickstarter funding for video games plummeted, and it now mainly funds board/card games in that section.)

Sure, a game that is as good as those two examples will always sell pretty well even if the niche is crowded. Those sales might not come immediately as players overlook it at first, but it'll still (http://steamspy.com/search.php?s=pony+island) get tens (http://steamspy.com/search.php?s=oxenfree) of thousands (http://steamspy.com/search.php?s=the+magic+circle). (All three examples linked only sold 5,000-15,000 in their first month, before getting to where they are now). A game that is just decent-to-average for its genre now, however, can generally expect to get about 1,500 copies sold in a month, then get to about 5000-10,000 a year after release, then be more-or-less completely forgotten, and barely sell anything unless in bundles/with huge discounts. That holds true for pretty much every genre where you can feasibly make a game as one person: adventure games, schmups/top-down shooters, "diablo clone" ARPGs (those 3 might well be the worst genres to pick for your first game now), platformers, stealth games, "walking simulators", horror games, "survival sandboxes", roguelikes/roguelites, etc. I would say that classical RPGs/classical JRPGs fare a little better, although I'm biased towards that field.

RTS games and shooters are the only ones where there's enough of a void in titles to be exploited (even if DOOM diminished that opportunity substantially). However, while we do have one example of an FPS made by 1 man and doing pretty well (http://steamspy.com/search.php?s=tower+of+guns), the only time someone tried that with an RTS (http://steamspy.com/app/265120), it was shit (note how few people bothered to buy the sequel (http://steamspy.com/app/451400) to that game in comparison.)
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Frankie on August 04, 2016, 10:16:57 pm
Just finished up SOMA and man did Frictional Games nail it again. I can't wait for what they have in store for us in the future because as far as I'm concerned, this game was a masterpiece. I dunno why, but it seems like I just love the horror genre more than any other (Dead Space, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Outlast, Alien: Isolation, and now SOMA rank among my favorite games of all time).

The story is excellent as per usual, the philosophical aspect of the game is quite literally the most ambitious thing that Frictional Games has ever done when it comes to their storytelling. It makes the game far more personal and deep and just makes you want to push on past the creatures that seek to destroy you. The question of what-makes-you-you is prevalent throughout the game and when the game reaches its final conclusion the answer is startling.

I don't know how they keep doing it, but they do and I just find myself wanting more.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on August 09, 2016, 02:12:32 pm
The fact that Rodina released to extremely positive reception tells me that NMS should release to the exact same thing. The games are identical, except that NMS has a lot more for you to do than Rodina.

The thing is, Steam reviews' binary nature exists so that it can sell as many games as possible. I have lost count of how many times I saw a game with 80-90% Steam userscore  and  only 5-7 Metacritic userscore, because a person who would've given a  6 on the latter is nevertheless forced to leave a positive review on the former. It's especially true when there's a low sample size: my favorite example is Blockwick 2, which has about 5000 owners and 100% Userscore (http://steamspy.com/app/377660), and yet few people will rush to make their games more like this (http://store.steampowered.com/app/377660).

On the whole, I think the fact only 30,000 found the concept worth buying without the AA/Triple-I/whatever budget of NMS (http://NMS) (only a fraction of whom actually play regularly) is quite notable. I feel like NMS might well end up with a cadre of about 100,000 out of entire playerbase that'll be fully satisfied, and the rest will abandon it within a couple of months. It's weird that I've essentially been arguing against a likely Russian game in the process of a broader argument right now (Rodina is Russian for "Motherland"), but I guess that's just how strong my doubts are.

Well, Frank, remember this? The game is now out, and while critic reviews are not being published yet, it appears that my prediction for it disappointing players and getting low Metacritic userscore is holding up pretty well (http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-4/no-mans-sky)
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: The One Who Lurks on August 09, 2016, 02:31:57 pm
The fact that Rodina released to extremely positive reception tells me that NMS should release to the exact same thing. The games are identical, except that NMS has a lot more for you to do than Rodina.

The thing is, Steam reviews' binary nature exists so that it can sell as many games as possible. I have lost count of how many times I saw a game with 80-90% Steam userscore  and  only 5-7 Metacritic userscore, because a person who would've given a  6 on the latter is nevertheless forced to leave a positive review on the former. It's especially true when there's a low sample size: my favorite example is Blockwick 2, which has about 5000 owners and 100% Userscore (http://steamspy.com/app/377660), and yet few people will rush to make their games more like this (http://store.steampowered.com/app/377660).

On the whole, I think the fact only 30,000 found the concept worth buying without the AA/Triple-I/whatever budget of NMS (http://NMS) (only a fraction of whom actually play regularly) is quite notable. I feel like NMS might well end up with a cadre of about 100,000 out of entire playerbase that'll be fully satisfied, and the rest will abandon it within a couple of months. It's weird that I've essentially been arguing against a likely Russian game in the process of a broader argument right now (Rodina is Russian for "Motherland"), but I guess that's just how strong my doubts are.

Well, Frank, remember this? The game is now out, and while critic reviews are not being published yet, it appears that my prediction for it disappointing players and getting low Metacritic userscore is holding up pretty well (http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-4/no-mans-sky)

I'm seeing some Journey comparisons.

As someone that really enjoyed that game, one of the reasons Journey worked as well as it did was because it was short, and more importantly, not marketed as a massive $60 game.

If this is Journey-esque, but adds little else beyond stretching out the gameplay with repetition, yeah...I don't see good things in this game's future.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on August 09, 2016, 03:58:11 pm
The fact that Rodina released to extremely positive reception tells me that NMS should release to the exact same thing. The games are identical, except that NMS has a lot more for you to do than Rodina.

The thing is, Steam reviews' binary nature exists so that it can sell as many games as possible. I have lost count of how many times I saw a game with 80-90% Steam userscore  and  only 5-7 Metacritic userscore, because a person who would've given a  6 on the latter is nevertheless forced to leave a positive review on the former. It's especially true when there's a low sample size: my favorite example is Blockwick 2, which has about 5000 owners and 100% Userscore (http://steamspy.com/app/377660), and yet few people will rush to make their games more like this (http://store.steampowered.com/app/377660).

On the whole, I think the fact only 30,000 found the concept worth buying without the AA/Triple-I/whatever budget of NMS (http://NMS) (only a fraction of whom actually play regularly) is quite notable. I feel like NMS might well end up with a cadre of about 100,000 out of entire playerbase that'll be fully satisfied, and the rest will abandon it within a couple of months. It's weird that I've essentially been arguing against a likely Russian game in the process of a broader argument right now (Rodina is Russian for "Motherland"), but I guess that's just how strong my doubts are.

Well, Frank, remember this? The game is now out, and while critic reviews are not being published yet, it appears that my prediction for it disappointing players and getting low Metacritic userscore is holding up pretty well (http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-4/no-mans-sky)

I'm seeing some Journey comparisons.

As someone that really enjoyed that game, one of the reasons Journey worked as well as it did was because it was short, and more importantly, not marketed as a massive $60 game.

If this is Journey-esque, but adds little else beyond stretching out the gameplay with repetition, yeah...I don't see good things in this game's future.

Well, there's technically more stuff in it, as the video shows:

http://youtu.be/_aLNKkjzoWQ

Still, it's clear that these things are so shallow they might as well not be there. In particular, it shows that it's practically impossible to die, and that just takes so much interest out. Pretty much all the games with random generation that remained popular (and aren't Minecraft) are those that range from quite difficult to insanely, ridiculously difficult (my beloved NetHack), because that forces the player to actually think about what they're doing and what they need to do to survive. You can compare it to another oft-forgotten principle of design: between giving player more powers and making the enemies stronger, the latter is almost always preferable, for reasons above. NMS ignored all that, and seems to have created something fantastically shallow as a result.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Jed Groff on August 13, 2016, 04:00:56 am
I gave in and bought the Skyrim Legendary Edition. I thought I could live with my first-edition copy, but I've heard too much praise from my coworkers about the DLC.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on August 17, 2016, 09:16:32 am
So, it's old news by now, but No Man's Sky has had both the biggest launch day in Steam's history, and one that was utterly crippled by both disappointment and the technical issues. It's still at "Mixed" player reviews in Steam, and so Frank's prediction about it having the same reception as (still at "Very Positive" reviews) Rodina is disproved as well. (Although, I do wonder whether the Rodina guy will now bother finishing his game, as it's highly unlikely he'll get any extra sales out of it without some change in concept to stand out.)

Having said, the launch day player comparison was very interesting. 208,000 people were playing it, which is five times more the players of DOOM (44,000) and 70% more then Dark Souls 3 (129,000). I have to admit, I never thought that 3 times as many people would buy Dark Souls 3 at launch then DOOM. I think their Steam sales are about the same now, but still, I suppose it shows FPSs are no longer as prominent as before.

And lastly, the real reason I'm making this post: the trailer for Metal Gear Survive:

http://youtu.be/X3hjRKGrC40

Yeah... I have to admit, I welcomed the cancellation of Silent Hills because I though that franchise should've been left alone and not go through any more changes of direction. I hoped same would apply to MGS, because a continuation now is utterly stupid, as all the well-deserved dislikes show. I wonder how many more years we must wait before any of the top publishers actually find it within themselves to launch a new AAA franchise. (Well, Sony and Microsoft ARE creating new IPs so that they would have exclusives to justify getting their consoles, but those have been largely disappointing as well.)

Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: The One Who Lurks on August 17, 2016, 04:32:37 pm
Metal Gear Survive

(http://i.imgur.com/K2Z50jZ.gif)
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on August 18, 2016, 01:16:03 am
Metal Gear Survive

(http://i.imgur.com/K2Z50jZ.gif)

I'm thinking this might well be an intentional vendetta by Konami higher-ups against Kojima. I mean, everyone knows they hate him (well, they hate each other, really) a lot more then normally happens a designer leaves the company. They also must have at least some semblance of a PR account. Lastly, they actually own a whole lot of other, non-gaming stuff (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konami#Corporate_structure) that can tide them over (and is the reason why they could choose to leave console market last year in the first place.) As such, I think they did the MGS pachinko mainly because they knew it's what all the #FuckKonami people were afraid of, and now they did the most generic spin-off imaginable for this very reason.

Really, I would so much rather have all of the above be true, because then they might limit what they're currently doing to MGS, and leave Silent Hill in peace since it was never Kojima's franchise in the first place.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: The One Who Lurks on August 21, 2016, 03:31:09 am
So after almost a year, I've decided to get back into Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, the only Prime game of the trilogy I haven't completed yet.

Got, like, a fifth of the way through before getting stuck.  I've figured out the problem (and feel incredibly stupid as a result), so time to finish this sucker up before my college's trimester starts.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on August 21, 2016, 10:23:24 am
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is out in 2 days, and is receiving very positive reviews as expected. Some of them, though, also mention that a) it's largely derivative in its plot (which I expected, since it's basically the game equivalent of a franchise extender film), and that there's far less choice available, with the game essentially becoming almost equivalent to a pure action one, with stealth present, and viable, but also really easy and unsatisfying. As such, I predict we'll be seeing userscores for it in the 4-5 range, and no higher then a 6.

(Btw, musings like this are definitely something I want to be doing once we get our website up.)
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on August 21, 2016, 12:34:08 pm
Meanwhile, I started playing Life is Strange Episode 2 now, exactly 4 months after I played episode 1. So far, it's exactly as mediocre as the preceding one. Still that sense of things happening in a vacuum, still the same barely interactive dialogues where choice occasionally seems placed only  where it would matter the least. I just got to a point where, after seeing a fisherman standing alongside the "Save our City" booklets, seeing two unemployed recently, etc. you only possible response to his "Arcadia is not the same fishing town I grew up in" is "Has the town changed?" or "Talk Later". Ugh. I think I'll be going outside now and finish this later. Before starting another episode in a few more months time, at this rate.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Charles Longboat Jr. on August 21, 2016, 02:32:31 pm
Meanwhile, I started playing Life is Strange Episode 2 now, exactly 4 months after I played episode 1. So far, it's exactly as mediocre as the preceding one. Still that sense of things happening in a vacuum, still the same barely interactive dialogues where choice occasionally seems placed only  where it would matter the least. I just got to a point where, after seeing a fisherman standing alongside the "Save our City" booklets, seeing two unemployed recently, etc. you only possible response to his "Arcadia is not the same fishing town I grew up in" is "Has the town changed?" or "Talk Later". Ugh. I think I'll be going outside now and finish this later. Before starting another episode in a few more months time, at this rate.
Watching the YMS guy play this game was pretty fun.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on August 21, 2016, 05:49:47 pm
Meanwhile, I started playing Life is Strange Episode 2 now, exactly 4 months after I played episode 1. So far, it's exactly as mediocre as the preceding one. Still that sense of things happening in a vacuum, still the same barely interactive dialogues where choice occasionally seems placed only  where it would matter the least. I just got to a point where, after seeing a fisherman standing alongside the "Save our City" booklets, seeing two unemployed recently, etc. you only possible response to his "Arcadia is not the same fishing town I grew up in" is "Has the town changed?" or "Talk Later". Ugh. I think I'll be going outside now and finish this later. Before starting another episode in a few more months time, at this rate.
Watching the YMS guy play this game was pretty fun.

Yeah, that way you don't have to think too hard about it. Yeah... I really don't like it when some say a game "should have been a movie", etc. (especially because it's totally not true here, and the movie would've likely been ****.) However, I can't deny that the best parts of the game are, in rough order: those long Max-Chloe conversations that are totally non-interactive: the moments where you just hear her thoughts about all the stuff laying about; (some of) the actual adventure gameplay setpieces where you get a range of objects to work on and a chance to be wrong (like the train one, even though it also makes no sense.)

At the same time, it's clear that Dontnod has no idea how to make the dialogue choices work, or indeed, how to handle multiple plotlines in general. I still didn't finish the episode: I quit again after the following happened.

In the previous episode, I made the early choice to tell the principal about that Nathan jerk. In this episode, I've received a threat spray-painted onto the wall of the dorm, plus a threatening text message from anonymous caller (as well as a legal threat from his rich father.) Now, I run into the principal again, in what is an optional encounter, and I can't either show him the text message or the dorm. Like, I can confront him about the case itself, but I can't mention this key detail while he harps on about how safe the academy is! And really, so much of the plot is like this so far.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Jim Raynor Remastered on August 21, 2016, 11:19:33 pm
Forgot to mention that I modded Age of Empires 2 with an unofficial expansion (that later became an official one, by the way), The Forgotten Empires, which introduces a couple of new civilizations, The Italians, which specialize in archers and Naval units, the Indians, which are a late game civ with a reliance on camels and gunpowder units, the Slavs, which rely on Infantry and Siege weapons, the Magyars, that specialize in cavalry and offensive pushes, and lastly, the Incas, with more unique units at their disposal. Oh, and also every other civilization has access to a castle-age technology, and the Computer became rad, it's just so hard to beat right now, it spams pretty much any trash unit it can produce (trash units are those that don't require any gold to produce, and they became standard in armies in the very late game after the precious metal runs out), managed to beat it a couple of times, just miraculously; but enjoying it more than the original.

Thank god for modding.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on August 25, 2016, 04:48:26 pm
Forgot to mention that I modded Age of Empires 2 with an unofficial expansion (that later became an official one, by the way), The Forgotten Empires, which introduces a couple of new civilizations, The Italians, which specialize in archers and Naval units, the Indians, which are a late game civ with a reliance on camels and gunpowder units, the Slavs, which rely on Infantry and Siege weapons, the Magyars, that specialize in cavalry and offensive pushes, and lastly, the Incas, with more unique units at their disposal. Oh, and also every other civilization has access to a castle-age technology, and the Computer became rad, it's just so hard to beat right now, it spams pretty much any trash unit it can produce (trash units are those that don't require any gold to produce, and they became standard in armies in the very late game after the precious metal runs out), managed to beat it a couple of times, just miraculously; but enjoying it more than the original.

Thank god for modding.

I kinda missed this post, but yeah, Age of Empires II is awesome, though I've spent very little time there when compared to my true RTS love, C & C: Generals. Haven't played this mod, obviously, though I wonder how its AI measures up to Battle Realms. That's an old RTS I got via GOG giveaway a year ago, and its skirmishes felt kinda ruthless even on normal (though maybe I just suck at high-intensity RTS).

Speaking of strategy games, Master of Orion reboot was launched out of Early Access today, and its in a weird position where the Steam userscore is lower then one on Metacritic, which hardly ever happens in most cases. Here, though, fans of originals are pissed off that it's too casual, and while general players are taking it better, Endless Space 2 is launching literally in a couple of days to compete for their attentions. It's almost like Amplitude Studios believe they can crush them outright, and given that the preceding games have only gotten better, this shouldn't be too difficult.

And on the subject of space games, No Man's Sky is now in even deeper hole. It's now been revealed that while 212,000 people played it on the opening day (5 times more then Doom), number of simultaneous players is now down to 19,000. At this rate, it seems like they're largely stuck at their ~800,000 initial Steam owners, and it'll be practically impossible for them to match 2 million owner counts of Starbound or Space Engineers (still in Early Access, btw, and it seems to have gotten a rush of fresh players in the wake of NMS' launch). That's still an enormous amount of income, though, especially since it sold at AAA price, and a 10-man studio obviously had far fewer overheads, even with Sony's marketing taken into accounting. Wonder what they'll be doing next now that their reputation is practically destroyed.

Lastly, Mankind Divided fares rather better then I expected. It did get a 6 from Metacritic users, but only on PC version for the familiar porting crap + microtransactions, rather then the issues with core game. Good news for us, and for Square Enix. They'll need to think back on this when Final Fantasy XV (almost) inevitably disappoints.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on August 29, 2016, 04:45:28 am
Meanwhile, if you've ever wanted Snake to be more realistic and have gore in it, one of our one-man developers ought to have your needs covered:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4GoMaJ65ts
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Frankie on September 08, 2016, 12:08:14 pm
The Last of Us really is a great game. The soundtrack is out of this world.

And also the ending...that has to be the greatest video game ending I've witnessed. I mean, it felt as cinematic as a film the way it was executed. Just a bone chilling ending man. Highly recommended.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on September 12, 2016, 11:01:41 am
Finally, we have the first AAA-level studio in years willing to go fully artistic, in a way that (apologies to Naughty Dog) wholly belongs to the medium:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iq3_phBQA_Y
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: David Tanny on September 12, 2016, 06:28:44 pm
Started playing the first Uncharted. Fucking fun as hell. Smooth controls, great graphics that still look good despite being nearly 10 years old, thrilling platforming and shoot outs, and a good story. Everything I want in a game basically.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: $+/\|_¡|\| on September 13, 2016, 08:22:53 pm
https://youtu.be/jPqwDGXxLhU
(Diego, I think you might like this too)
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Frankie on September 13, 2016, 09:02:35 pm
Chris Metzen retired from Blizzard (although he did say that he would still be voicing Thrall if they need him to).

How do you feel about the news, Catbus?
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: cupcake on September 13, 2016, 09:31:43 pm
i feel the need... for speed
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: David Tanny on September 13, 2016, 09:33:16 pm
i feel the need... for speed
(http://31.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lpsv0nM6cw1qda2s4o1_500.gif)
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: cupcake on September 13, 2016, 09:36:37 pm
i feel the need... for speed
(http://31.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lpsv0nM6cw1qda2s4o1_500.gif)

so hilarious i forgot to forget to laugh.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on September 17, 2016, 06:27:12 pm
Furi seems like such a weirdly compelling game. Soundtrack got my attention first, and since the game is nearly unplayable without a controller I decided to go ahead with the story stuff as well. Suffice it to say: it begins with a Donnie Darko-style rabbit narrator. Then, it goes ahead more like Shadow of Colossus. Then, the main ending goes full Oblivion:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivhRRaGEUtg

On one hand, it almost seems like last-minute rewrite, because so much related to this makes no sense. On the other hand, this is definitely one of the most epic, insanely difficult, yet brilliant battles ever designed, so it's a tough call.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: cupcake on September 19, 2016, 02:48:33 pm
Alright, dudes.  I'm in the mood for a multiplayer game that will be worth the money.  Shooters of course.  Drop some names.  I already have Team Fortress 2 (which is free) but need something that I'll play nonstop.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Frankie on September 19, 2016, 03:16:31 pm
Overwatch. I'm addicted. But it is a recent game, so it'll cost you a good amount.

But it's damn well worth it.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Frankie on September 19, 2016, 03:21:52 pm
And Overwatch is cheaper on the PC. You can get the regular edition for $40. The only difference between the regular edition and the Origins edition is that the Origins edition gets you skins for heroes that you can't get elsewhere.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: cupcake on September 19, 2016, 03:32:17 pm
I'll wait for a price drop on Overwatch.  All my neighbors play it and it doesn't look worth $40.  I was thinking Star Wars Battlefront 2.  I had fond memories of it and it is $10 but I'm not sure anyone still plays it.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: PORG on September 19, 2016, 05:56:01 pm
I'll wait for a price drop on Overwatch.  All my neighbors play it and it doesn't look worth $40.  I was thinking Star Wars Battlefront 2.  I had fond memories of it and it is $10 but I'm not sure anyone still plays it.
I'll play it with you, Danny. Battlefront 2 is my shit.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: cupcake on September 19, 2016, 06:08:24 pm
I'll wait for a price drop on Overwatch.  All my neighbors play it and it doesn't look worth $40.  I was thinking Star Wars Battlefront 2.  I had fond memories of it and it is $10 but I'm not sure anyone still plays it.
I'll play it with you, Danny. Battlefront 2 is my shit.
You have it on PC?  And I'm not Danny.  Although I am Asian.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: $+/\|_¡|\| on September 19, 2016, 09:56:09 pm
I'll wait for a price drop on Overwatch.  All my neighbors play it and it doesn't look worth $40.  I was thinking Star Wars Battlefront 2.  I had fond memories of it and it is $10 but I'm not sure anyone still plays it.
I'll play it with you, Danny. Battlefront 2 is my shit.
YOOOOOO, you got Battlefront 2 on Steam and GameRanger? Hit me up fam. My GameRanger username is TravoltaArcher.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: cupcake on September 19, 2016, 10:12:10 pm
I'll wait for a price drop on Overwatch.  All my neighbors play it and it doesn't look worth $40.  I was thinking Star Wars Battlefront 2.  I had fond memories of it and it is $10 but I'm not sure anyone still plays it.
I'll play it with you, Danny. Battlefront 2 is my shit.
YOOOOOO, you got Battlefront 2 on Steam and GameRanger? Hit me up fam. My GameRanger username is TravoltaArcher.

What's your steam name?
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: $+/\|_¡|\| on September 20, 2016, 01:25:49 am
I'll wait for a price drop on Overwatch.  All my neighbors play it and it doesn't look worth $40.  I was thinking Star Wars Battlefront 2.  I had fond memories of it and it is $10 but I'm not sure anyone still plays it.
I'll play it with you, Danny. Battlefront 2 is my shit.
YOOOOOO, you got Battlefront 2 on Steam and GameRanger? Hit me up fam. My GameRanger username is TravoltaArcher.

What's your steam name?
TheRaginAsian
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Jed Groff on September 20, 2016, 08:14:57 am
The Last of Us really is a great game. The soundtrack is out of this world.

And also the ending...that has to be the greatest video game ending I've witnessed. I mean, it felt as cinematic as a film the way it was executed. Just a bone chilling ending man. Highly recommended.
I have yet to complete a game with a really, really good ending.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on September 20, 2016, 10:29:35 am
The Last of Us really is a great game. The soundtrack is out of this world.

And also the ending...that has to be the greatest video game ending I've witnessed. I mean, it felt as cinematic as a film the way it was executed. Just a bone chilling ending man. Highly recommended.
I have yet to complete a game with a really, really good ending.

A Hint of A Tint awaits (https://rpgmaker.net/games/4140/).
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Jim Raynor Remastered on September 20, 2016, 01:03:35 pm
The Last of Us really is a great game. The soundtrack is out of this world.

And also the ending...that has to be the greatest video game ending I've witnessed. I mean, it felt as cinematic as a film the way it was executed. Just a bone chilling ending man. Highly recommended.
I have yet to complete a game with a really, really good ending.
Psst...Diablo 2: Lord of Destruction...
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on September 21, 2016, 02:39:23 pm
The Last of Us really is a great game. The soundtrack is out of this world.

And also the ending...that has to be the greatest video game ending I've witnessed. I mean, it felt as cinematic as a film the way it was executed. Just a bone chilling ending man. Highly recommended.
I have yet to complete a game with a really, really good ending.
Psst...Diablo 2: Lord of Destruction...

You mean, this one?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phYVUcMw9JY

I suppose the cutscene must've been phenomenal back then, but otherwise, so what? An angel sacrifices its sword/power/himself? Is it really something so surprising?
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Jim Raynor Remastered on September 21, 2016, 03:44:40 pm
The Last of Us really is a great game. The soundtrack is out of this world.

And also the ending...that has to be the greatest video game ending I've witnessed. I mean, it felt as cinematic as a film the way it was executed. Just a bone chilling ending man. Highly recommended.
I have yet to complete a game with a really, really good ending.
Psst...Diablo 2: Lord of Destruction...

You mean, this one?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phYVUcMw9JY

I suppose the cutscene must've been phenomenal back then, but otherwise, so what? An angel sacrifices its sword/power/himself? Is it really something so surprising?
It's easy to judge it solely on that cutscene, but it goes far beyond than just that, Neville. The build up to the final boss fight is unforgettable (the soundtrack along with facing the toughest enemies in the game), and the ending is perfect with the artistic direction that goes with the Diablo games, a dark world with few true heroes that most likely are going to be corrupted, or killed; and little hope is on the horizon.

Oh, and thanks for spoiling the ending cutscene.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: cupcake on September 21, 2016, 03:53:17 pm
The Last of Us really is a great game. The soundtrack is out of this world.

And also the ending...that has to be the greatest video game ending I've witnessed. I mean, it felt as cinematic as a film the way it was executed. Just a bone chilling ending man. Highly recommended.
I have yet to complete a game with a really, really good ending.
Psst...Diablo 2: Lord of Destruction...

You mean, this one?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phYVUcMw9JY

I suppose the cutscene must've been phenomenal back then, but otherwise, so what? An angel sacrifices its sword/power/himself? Is it really something so surprising?
It's easy to judge it solely on that cutscene, but it goes far beyond than just that, Neville. The build up to the final boss fight is unforgettable (the soundtrack along with facing the toughest enemies in the game), and the ending is perfect with the artistic direction that goes with the Diablo games, a dark world with few true heroes that most likely are going to be corrupted, or killed; and little hope is on the horizon.

Oh, and thanks for spoiling the ending cutscene.

I'm siding with Raynor.  A game ending out of context is lame.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: cupcake on September 23, 2016, 09:22:35 pm
Danny... in Arkham City, how do you get past the guys with night vision goggles?
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: David Tanny on September 23, 2016, 09:23:31 pm
Danny... in Arkham City, how do you get past the guys with night vision goggles?
Youtube.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: cupcake on September 23, 2016, 09:24:36 pm
Danny... in Arkham City, how do you get past the guys with night vision goggles?
Youtube.

Fuck you, man.  I don't YouTube shit.  I'm Batman.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: David Tanny on September 23, 2016, 09:25:58 pm
Fuck you, man.  I don't YouTube shit.  I'm Batman.
Redtube.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: cupcake on September 23, 2016, 09:28:14 pm
Fuck you, man.  I don't YouTube shit.  I'm Batman.
Redtube.

Never going on there again.  Saw something I didn't like.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: David Tanny on September 23, 2016, 09:28:41 pm
Never going on there again.  Saw something I didn't like.
Jewtube.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: cupcake on September 23, 2016, 09:29:09 pm
Never going on there again.  Saw something I didn't like.
Jewtube.

I don't like hair.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: David Tanny on September 23, 2016, 09:30:00 pm
I don't like hair.
Then I'm afraid you'll have to wait for the resident Asian.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: cupcake on September 23, 2016, 09:30:55 pm
I don't like hair.
Then I'm afraid you'll have to wait for the resident Asian.

waiting...
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: cupcake on September 23, 2016, 09:31:17 pm
GOING BACK IN, DOC!
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: $+/\|_¡|\| on September 24, 2016, 12:17:38 am
The only way out is through.

Basically, you just gotta avoid them man. There's no special move or anything. Just grapple the hell away.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on September 25, 2016, 06:26:31 pm
I've done something rather unusual for me, in playing, and finishing, a game which came out fewer than a month ago. It's The Final Station, it's Russian, and it's probably the closest indie equivalent to The Last of Us right now.

As in, it's also set in a zombie apocalypse, and it also uses gameplay to serve plot, without neglecting it entirely. As such, it's a mix of linear, visually diverse sideview levels and side-scrolling management of your train & passengers, all while you learn more of the lore through notes in the former & passenger conversations + chatlogs with other drivers in latter. This gameplay is quite simple mechanically, but it's very well balanced to keep the difficulty at a level where it makes you pay attention and plan out moves, but with frequent checkpoints, it never holds back progress for too long. It works without a hitch until the last third, where ground combat stops surprising much, and level design + atmospheric piano soundtrack only partially makes up for it .

However, one thing it doesn't do much is the characters. They do have a trait of two, but their main purpose is to flesh out the world & the bleak core plot. The latter, as a result, has only one ending, but at least three different and equally valid interpretations of it. Neither of them is especially good, though, but they do get you thinking.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on October 14, 2016, 10:18:04 am
Shadow Warrior 2 is out now, and well, it seems like Polish game design scores another triumph. Last year The Witcher 3 swept over everyone and everything that could run it; now, this one has 9.5 userscore on Metacritic (http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/shadow-warrior-2) with a good 44 reviews already, which is practically unheard of. It also has 1,200 reviews on Steam already, 96% of them positive. It's even more remarkable that they've managed this with procedurally generated levels, given how hard it is to do them in 3D without stuff feeling empty and generic soon. Having said that, there were a few moderately successful indie FPS roguelikes

And don't forget, we are still in line for Titanfall 2, and then Infinite Warfare/Remastered Warfare, as well as Battlefield 1 next month. That was already thought of as a pretty crowded line-up, before anyone expected Shadow Warrior 2 to perform this strongly. Now, I think we can expect at least one of these to fail, at least as far as PC sales go. (Flying Hog's masterwork is not being ported to consoles until next February, and PC sales charts are more accurate due to Steamspy anyway.) Hoping it's COD, but I suspect it'll merely underperform, while Titanfall 2 will take the brunt this time.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Jim Raynor Remastered on October 14, 2016, 11:37:36 am
Shadow Warrior 2 is out now, and well, it seems like Polish game design scores another triumph. Last year The Witcher 3 swept over everyone and everything that could run it; now, this one has 9.5 userscore on Metacritic (http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/shadow-warrior-2) with a good 44 reviews already, which is practically unheard of. It also has 1,200 reviews on Steam already, 96% of them positive. It's even more remarkable that they've managed this with procedurally generated levels, given how hard it is to do them in 3D without stuff feeling empty and generic soon. Having said that, there were a few moderately successful indie FPS roguelikes

And don't forget, we are still in line for Titanfall 2, and then Infinite Warfare/Remastered Warfare, as well as Battlefield 1 next month. That was already thought of as a pretty crowded line-up, before anyone expected Shadow Warrior 2 to perform this strongly. Now, I think we can expect at least one of these to fail, at least as far as PC sales go. (Flying Hog's masterwork is not being ported to consoles until next February, and PC sales charts are more accurate due to Steamspy anyway.) Hoping it's COD, but I suspect it'll merely underperform, while Titanfall 2 will take the brunt this time.
Shame that it's only available on PC. I always wanted to play the original Shadow Warrior (to add to the shame, I haven't played Quake nor Duke Nukem 3D) as well as the remake, which if I am correct, it was ported to the consoles. Hopefully it had it's price reduced by now. Enjoyed the newest Doom quite a bit and maybe I'll check this out if it ever gets ported to PS4.

Also, I'm looking forward to BF1, although with exceptisism. If it releases with a higher metascore than Hardline or even Battlefront, I'll certainly buy it. BF4 can't hold out for much longer at this point.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on October 14, 2016, 02:31:41 pm
Shame that it's only available on PC. I always wanted to play the original Shadow Warrior (to add to the shame, I haven't played Quake nor Duke Nukem 3D) as well as the remake, which if I am correct, it was ported to the consoles. Hopefully it had it's price reduced by now. Enjoyed the newest Doom quite a bit and maybe I'll check this out if it ever gets ported to PS4.

Also, I'm looking forward to BF1, although with exceptisism. If it releases with a higher metascore than Hardline or even Battlefront, I'll certainly buy it. BF4 can't hold out for much longer at this point.


It is getting ported to consoles; I think they wanted to have it done by February. For now, though, they are deliberately capitalising on PC gamers' usual feelings of being left behind by multiplatform games' publishers and such, by boasting how well-optimised it is, and all the various graphical settings it includes. This was always a good line, but it now got added relevance due to Mafia III's recent port, with the initial 30 FPS PC-only lock and, well, this:

https://youtu.be/JZokdmzvDGA

Mafia III itself has been a surprisingly polarising game now, even on our RP where most have dismissed it beforehand. Because weirdly, while everything to do with gameplay is undeniably broken, the storyline actually is kinda good. Well, a lot of it is very derivative (though a lot of gangster films are as well, I guess) and it's certainly far from what it could've been, but it does become rather compelling if you just watch it like this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5OdqOuf46Y
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Jim Raynor Remastered on October 14, 2016, 03:20:03 pm
Shame that it's only available on PC. I always wanted to play the original Shadow Warrior (to add to the shame, I haven't played Quake nor Duke Nukem 3D) as well as the remake, which if I am correct, it was ported to the consoles. Hopefully it had it's price reduced by now. Enjoyed the newest Doom quite a bit and maybe I'll check this out if it ever gets ported to PS4.

Also, I'm looking forward to BF1, although with exceptisism. If it releases with a higher metascore than Hardline or even Battlefront, I'll certainly buy it. BF4 can't hold out for much longer at this point.


It is getting ported to consoles; I think they wanted to have it done by February. For now, though, they are deliberately capitalising on PC gamers' usual feelings of being left behind by multiplatform games' publishers and such, by boasting how well-optimised it is, and all the various graphical settings it includes. This was always a good line, but it now got added relevance due to Mafia III's recent port, with the initial 30 FPS PC-only lock and, well, this:

https://youtu.be/JZokdmzvDGA

Mafia III itself has been a surprisingly polarising game now, even on our RP where most have dismissed it beforehand. Because weirdly, while everything to do with gameplay is undeniably broken, the storyline actually is kinda good. Well, a lot of it is very derivative (though a lot of gangster films are as well, I guess) and it's certainly far from what it could've been, but it does become rather compelling if you just watch it like this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5OdqOuf46Y
Glad to hear that they're porting it.
Also, regarding the Mafia 3 stuff...Lmao. I laughed at the reflection glitch, what a disaster of a launch. 2016 has been a poor year for highly anticipated games and their catastrophic launches. Mighty N°9, No Man's Sky, and now this...Sigh.

But at least we got Doom back, and makes it all worth it
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on October 14, 2016, 03:44:08 pm

Glad to hear that they're porting it.
Also, regarding the Mafia 3 stuff...Lmao. I laughed at the reflection glitch, what a disaster of a launch. 2016 has been a poor year for highly anticipated games and their catastrophic launches. Mighty N°9, No Man's Sky, and now this...Sigh.

But at least we got Doom back, and makes it all worth it

You can also add the second Homefront, Quantum Break and ReCore to the list of catastrophic AAA launches. Then again, I don't think anyone genuinely anticipated Homefront (seriously, fuck that game), and the other two are the killer Xbox One exclusives that weren't, leaving Microsoft ever more stuck with its tired roster of Halo and Gears of War, both franchises long past their natural ending point. Still, there was some incredible shit going on with all of them at launch.

In other news: there's apparently a League of Legends World Cup going on right now. I never played a MOBA and normally couldn't care less, but this time, a Russian team, Albus NoX Luna (White Night's Moon in Latin) has made it into the Quarter Finals and will be facing off against the British team on Monday. All the other remaining teams are Chinese and Korean, so pretty much everybody is still expecting one of them to win in the end, as usual, but still, the current success is almost unprecedented for a "Wild Card" region.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: The One Who Lurks on October 16, 2016, 03:04:08 am
My last two days have been occupied with a modded Battlefront 2 and AM2R.

Not a bad way to spend the end of my time off thanks to Hurricane Matthew.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: David Tanny on October 17, 2016, 12:40:15 am
Been playing multiplayer on Call of Duty with a friend. It reminded me how awful I am at fps's. Much more competent at the third person view.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Frankie on October 17, 2016, 02:34:11 pm
BF1 is getting excellent reviews from critics. This game got a lot of love from DICE, I played the trial and damn was it astounding.

Can't wait for the release.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Jim Raynor Remastered on October 20, 2016, 05:42:51 pm
BF1 is getting pretty good ratings on the user score in Metacritic, in both PS4 and Xone.  Waiting for it to drop following the release, but highly doubt that it will drop below a 6.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: David Tanny on October 21, 2016, 12:44:25 am
Loving the Nintendo Switch. Pre-ordering it as soon as it's available on Amazon. Skyrim and Zelda: Breath of the Wild on the go is awesome.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: The One Who Lurks on October 21, 2016, 12:46:51 am
Loving the Nintendo Switch. Pre-ordering it as soon as it's available on Amazon. Skyrim and Zelda: Breath of the Wild on the go is awesome.

I'll probably go for it once they officially announce the new Metroid Prime game.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: David Tanny on October 21, 2016, 12:52:44 am
I'll probably go for it once they officially announce the new Metroid Prime game.
I'm curious how much 3rd party support it'll get. Bethesda and several others developers are on board, so that's a good sign. Nintendo has learned it seems.

By the way, anyone see the Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer? It sure is a gorgeous looking game.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Jim Raynor Remastered on October 29, 2016, 11:58:08 pm
And don't forget, we are still in line for Titanfall 2, and then Infinite Warfare/Remastered Warfare, as well as Battlefield 1 next month. That was already thought of as a pretty crowded line-up, before anyone expected Shadow Warrior 2 to perform this strongly. Now, I think we can expect at least one of these to fail, at least as far as PC sales go. (Flying Hog's masterwork is not being ported to consoles until next February, and PC sales charts are more accurate due to Steamspy anyway.) Hoping it's COD, but I suspect it'll merely underperform, while Titanfall 2 will take the brunt this time.
It appears that you were right, Neville (http://www.technobuffalo.com/2016/10/28/titanfall-2-timing-disappointing-sales-analyst/)

By the way, just bought BF1 and is still installing in my PS4 as I am typing this. However, it's unlikely that I'll play it that much, as finals seem to get closer.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on October 30, 2016, 06:08:58 am
And don't forget, we are still in line for Titanfall 2, and then Infinite Warfare/Remastered Warfare, as well as Battlefield 1 next month. That was already thought of as a pretty crowded line-up, before anyone expected Shadow Warrior 2 to perform this strongly. Now, I think we can expect at least one of these to fail, at least as far as PC sales go. (Flying Hog's masterwork is not being ported to consoles until next February, and PC sales charts are more accurate due to Steamspy anyway.) Hoping it's COD, but I suspect it'll merely underperform, while Titanfall 2 will take the brunt this time.
It appears that you were right, Neville (http://www.technobuffalo.com/2016/10/28/titanfall-2-timing-disappointing-sales-analyst/)

By the way, just bought BF1 and is still installing in my PS4 as I am typing this. However, it's unlikely that I'll play it that much, as finals seem to get closer.

Well, I think we'll have to wait until Infinite Warfare finally launches next week to know how this works out for sure. I mean, EA had to have expected some damage to Titanfall 2's sales to occur: much like the article says, though, they had to have decided it'll inflict enough damage on COD to be worth it. I think that their endgoal is to make this the first year where Battlefield outsells COD, which would have immense symbolic value. Given that apparently its week 1 sales in UK are greater than those of Battlefield 4 and Hardline combined, this might well be achievable.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on October 30, 2016, 06:45:02 am
And in other news, No Man's Sky is a gift that keeps on giving. (http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2016/10/29/no-mans-sky-subreddit-goes-full-mr-robot-to-poke-fun-at-hello-games/#6d5926916c09)

I kinda feel bad for the guy who composed this, now:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iBQF6KIIJE

His name is also Sean Murray. I'm 99% sure that's not the same person, but sharing a name with one of the most controversial people in game industry while still working in it can't be good for your employment regardless.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Crohn's Boy on October 30, 2016, 08:32:27 am
I'll probably go for it once they officially announce the new Metroid Prime game.
I'm curious how much 3rd party support it'll get. Bethesda and several others developers are on board, so that's a good sign. Nintendo has learned it seems.

By the way, anyone see the Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer? It sure is a gorgeous looking game.

There's a full list of third party developers somewhere on the web.  I remember one of them owning Take-Two, which owns Rockstar and 2k Games.  We might be seeing RDR2 on the Switch.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on October 30, 2016, 11:18:13 am
I'll probably go for it once they officially announce the new Metroid Prime game.
I'm curious how much 3rd party support it'll get. Bethesda and several others developers are on board, so that's a good sign. Nintendo has learned it seems.

By the way, anyone see the Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer? It sure is a gorgeous looking game.

There's a full list of third party developers somewhere on the web.  I remember one of them owning Take-Two, which owns Rockstar and 2k Games.  We might be seeing RDR2 on the Switch.

Wait, did they already reveal all the system specs alongside the trailer? Because otherwise, and given the company's track record, I really doubt that puny Nintendo hardware can actually handle a Rockstar release, now or ever.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Jim Raynor Remastered on October 30, 2016, 01:20:55 pm
I'll probably go for it once they officially announce the new Metroid Prime game.
I'm curious how much 3rd party support it'll get. Bethesda and several others developers are on board, so that's a good sign. Nintendo has learned it seems.

By the way, anyone see the Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer? It sure is a gorgeous looking game.

There's a full list of third party developers somewhere on the web.  I remember one of them owning Take-Two, which owns Rockstar and 2k Games.  We might be seeing RDR2 on the Switch.
Lmao, this is the same thing that happened with the Wii-U, by the year, most of the third party companies already had bailed out from the console as the Next-gen consoles were first showcased. Granted, The Switch had showcased its capabilities in a rather highly visual and simplistic manner, contrary to what happened with the Wii-U, so it might stick around, hopefully.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on November 01, 2016, 12:39:18 pm
Just finished Liyla and the Shadows of War, on mobile, which is basically a free, 20-minute-long Palestinian Limbo. I suppose it does pretty much everything you would expect if you closely followed the news at the time.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Jim Raynor Remastered on November 08, 2016, 07:18:06 am
Bought BF1 and finally got around to playing the multiplayer with a friend back on Friday. It was a really good time and really fun game overall. The argument could be made that playing  any MP game with friends is fun, but even going solo, it was an entertaining experience nonetheless.

Now onto CoD, Infinite Warfare has been released and, unsurprisingly, it was shredded by Gamers alike (http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-4/call-of-duty-infinite-warfare) and there's some complains regarding the PC version and a split player base thanks to the Windows 10 store and Steam version being two different entities and thus,being unable to play together.
Hoping that Activision releases a standalone version of Modern Warfare Remastered so I can finally get my hands on it. Such an influential piece of video gaming and I still haven't played it. Yet.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on November 11, 2016, 05:55:54 pm
Bought BF1 and finally got around to playing the multiplayer with a friend back on Friday. It was a really good time and really fun game overall. The argument could be made that playing  any MP game with friends is fun, but even going solo, it was an entertaining experience nonetheless.

Now onto CoD, Infinite Warfare has been released and, unsurprisingly, it was shredded by Gamers alike (http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-4/call-of-duty-infinite-warfare) and there's some complains regarding the PC version and a split player base thanks to the Windows 10 store and Steam version being two different entities and thus,being unable to play together.
Hoping that Activision releases a standalone version of Modern Warfare Remastered so I can finally get my hands on it. Such an influential piece of video gaming and I still haven't played it. Yet.

Its sales declined by 48% and will likely fall even further... but who cares now? You probably know this from Sterling as well. Speaking of which, did you see his video on that Poor Mouse Greenlight game a good while ago? You know, which was being developed by the Austrian programmer of Binding of Isaac, another highly influential game? Well, I subscribed to that developer's channel after the video but didn't check it out much until recently, and well...

http://youtu.be/MYYNjubEgFQ

Key quote: "US will now have a financial leader and not an SJW leader like Obama..."Please don't throw out all the Mexicans, because one of them is working on my game. * laughs * The Muslims though, you can do with them whatever you like * laugh *"
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on November 14, 2016, 01:18:24 pm
Bought BF1 and finally got around to playing the multiplayer with a friend back on Friday. It was a really good time and really fun game overall. The argument could be made that playing  any MP game with friends is fun, but even going solo, it was an entertaining experience nonetheless.

Now onto CoD, Infinite Warfare has been released and, unsurprisingly, it was shredded by Gamers alike (http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-4/call-of-duty-infinite-warfare) and there's some complains regarding the PC version and a split player base thanks to the Windows 10 store and Steam version being two different entities and thus,being unable to play together.
Hoping that Activision releases a standalone version of Modern Warfare Remastered so I can finally get my hands on it. Such an influential piece of video gaming and I still haven't played it. Yet.

Also, Vladimir "Nomad" Goryachev, our most-established game critic who first reached memetic status about a decade ago, has released a review on it... and he gave it 77% (http://riotpixels.com/call-of-duty-infinite-warfare-review/), so according to him, it's the best COD in 10 years, if not more (that's slightly more than his Modern Warfare's score) and the review's conclusion is actually titled "Make CoD great again!" I honestly wonder if he's deliberately contrarian now, though; although in that case, it's better to ask when did he first start being deliberately contrarian in his 15+ year long career.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on November 16, 2016, 12:05:50 pm
Also, Vladimir "Nomad" Goryachev, our most-established game critic who first reached memetic status about a decade ago, has released a review on it... and he gave it 77% (http://riotpixels.com/call-of-duty-infinite-warfare-review/), so according to him, it's the best COD in 10 years, if not more (that's slightly more than his Modern Warfare's score) and the review's conclusion is actually titled "Make CoD great again!" I honestly wonder if he's deliberately contrarian now, though; although in that case, it's better to ask when did he first start being deliberately contrarian in his 15+ year long career.

I have to say, I kinda love what the gems the community over there can put out. Here's their reaction to a penultimate trailer for Watch_Dogs 2 on November 9:

"Ubisoft logic: If the computer system turned me, an innocent, into a wanted man by giving me 85% chance to commit crimes in the future, I should run around with guns, hijack cars, hack power stations and steal regular citizens' accounts, thus proving the system right."

> "Americans have shown us yesterday that they began growing tired of this idiocy. Basically, just "Make America Great Again". Start making normal games, or why should the rest of the world continue to support your currency for nothing. The frog-eaters are going to see their own changes as well, so it's time for developers to keep pace with the society."

>> "Make your games then, make them Orthodox, Russian World-style. You're just using others' technologies, and don't make anything of your own. You can't whine now."

>>> Various replies about Ukraine.

>>>> "I'm not Ukrainian, but I really want to become one."

>>>>> "Damn, back when I was your age, all I really wanted to do was to become a cosmonaut..."

Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on November 16, 2016, 12:26:51 pm
And of course, here are our Belorussian brothers getting in on the fun with Eisenwald: Blood of November, a standalone expansion to the original which was literally released on November 1, and is now available for 9$.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bg4oJa41WE0

The review (http://riotpixels.com/eisenwald-blood-of-november-review/) explains why:

Make Eisenwald Great Again

"The duchy lost its ruler, and two are stepping up to replace him. An eccentric moneybag Dieter Horn rails against the foreigners in his land and is rumoured to be directly linked to the Moscovia. Weird old woman Hanna Eisig stands by the rights of sodomites and saracens, and blames the ruler of Moscovia for every trouble in the land... After making the choice between the two, the player is thrust into the open world where they must capture and hold 10 castles for them in the two months before November 8."
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: $+/\|_¡|\| on November 26, 2016, 01:24:43 am
Just bought Garry's Mod on Steam for $4.99.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: cupcake on November 26, 2016, 01:31:30 am
Just bought Garry's Mod on Steam for $4.99.

There were a lot of times today where I told myself to wait for a second price drop on a lot of games.  Almost bought a $200 Senheiser headphone set for $90 as well. 
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: The One Who Lurks on November 26, 2016, 01:32:18 am
Just bought Republic Commando on Steam for $2.50.

Time to hunt for private multiplayer servers.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: cupcake on November 26, 2016, 01:50:11 am
Just bought Republic Commando on Steam for $2.50.

Time to hunt for private multiplayer servers.

This was one of the games I was tempted to buy.  Along with Battlefront II.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: The One Who Lurks on November 26, 2016, 02:44:23 am
Just bought Republic Commando on Steam for $2.50.

Time to hunt for private multiplayer servers.

This was one of the games I was tempted to buy.  Along with Battlefront II.

I highly recommend both.

RC's kinda short, but the discount price makes that much easier to accept.

The sheer amount of mods for BF2 give it a hell of a lot of replay value, and there are more people still playing on that online, at least on the GameRanger servers.  Even though I originally owned it on PS2, PC really enhanced the experience more than I thought it would.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: cupcake on November 26, 2016, 01:16:08 pm
Just bought Republic Commando on Steam for $2.50.

Time to hunt for private multiplayer servers.

This was one of the games I was tempted to buy.  Along with Battlefront II.

I highly recommend both.

RC's kinda short, but the discount price makes that much easier to accept.

The sheer amount of mods for BF2 give it a hell of a lot of replay value, and there are more people still playing on that online, at least on the GameRanger servers.  Even though I originally owned it on PS2, PC really enhanced the experience more than I thought it would.

Got Battlefront II instead.  I do remember playing the first Battlefront and enjoying the hell out of it.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: The One Who Lurks on November 26, 2016, 02:37:40 pm
Just bought Republic Commando on Steam for $2.50.

Time to hunt for private multiplayer servers.

This was one of the games I was tempted to buy.  Along with Battlefront II.

I highly recommend both.

RC's kinda short, but the discount price makes that much easier to accept.

The sheer amount of mods for BF2 give it a hell of a lot of replay value, and there are more people still playing on that online, at least on the GameRanger servers.  Even though I originally owned it on PS2, PC really enhanced the experience more than I thought it would.

Got Battlefront II instead.  I do remember playing the first Battlefront and enjoying the hell out of it.

Go nuts duderino. (http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=146881639)
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Jed Groff on November 30, 2016, 12:10:41 am
I think I'll start getting bored of Skyrim soon. After I do, I'm debating doing one of the following things:

-Replaying Alien Isolation on a harder difficulty
-Starting Red Dead Redemption
-Starting The Evil Within

I'm gearing toward option 3. RDR is probably going to take forever, so I should probably start with something more linear.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Frankie on November 30, 2016, 12:34:13 am
I think I'll start getting bored of Skyrim soon. After I do, I'm debating doing one of the following things:

-Replaying Alien Isolation on a harder difficulty
-Starting Red Dead Redemption
-Starting The Evil Within

I'm gearing toward option 3. RDR is probably going to take forever, so I should probably start with something more linear.

I didn't finish The Evil Within because it was so goddamn weird. I didn't know what was happening at all in the story and I just lost interest.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Jim Raynor Remastered on November 30, 2016, 06:42:45 am
I think I'll start getting bored of Skyrim soon. After I do, I'm debating doing one of the following things:

-Replaying Alien Isolation on a harder difficulty
-Starting Red Dead Redemption
-Starting The Evil Within

I'm gearing toward option 3. RDR is probably going to take forever, so I should probably start with something more linear.
Heard that this one was pretty mediocre from everyone I know. I suggest you to not bother with this one.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Jed Groff on December 01, 2016, 12:14:36 am
I think I'll start getting bored of Skyrim soon. After I do, I'm debating doing one of the following things:

-Replaying Alien Isolation on a harder difficulty
-Starting Red Dead Redemption
-Starting The Evil Within

I'm gearing toward option 3. RDR is probably going to take forever, so I should probably start with something more linear.
Heard that this one was pretty mediocre from everyone I know. I suggest you to not bother with this one.
I heard lukewarm things about Alien Isolation, but it turned out to be one of my all-time favorite games. Plus, what I crave right now is another dark, creepy, straight-forward survival horror game. All this big open world adventure stuff in Skyrim is starting to make my head spin.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Frankie on December 01, 2016, 12:37:51 am
I think I'll start getting bored of Skyrim soon. After I do, I'm debating doing one of the following things:

-Replaying Alien Isolation on a harder difficulty
-Starting Red Dead Redemption
-Starting The Evil Within

I'm gearing toward option 3. RDR is probably going to take forever, so I should probably start with something more linear.
Heard that this one was pretty mediocre from everyone I know. I suggest you to not bother with this one.
I heard lukewarm things about Alien Isolation, but it turned out to be one of my all-time favorite games. Plus, what I crave right now is another dark, creepy, straight-forward survival horror game. All this big open world adventure stuff in Skyrim is starting to make my head spin.

I wholeheartedly recommend either Outlast or SOMA. Both are MUCH better than The Evil Within and mostly because they share similarities with Isolation (in terms of game-play). Evil Within is a lot more RPG than you might realize, Jed...
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Jed Groff on December 01, 2016, 08:33:05 pm
I think I'll start getting bored of Skyrim soon. After I do, I'm debating doing one of the following things:

-Replaying Alien Isolation on a harder difficulty
-Starting Red Dead Redemption
-Starting The Evil Within

I'm gearing toward option 3. RDR is probably going to take forever, so I should probably start with something more linear.
Heard that this one was pretty mediocre from everyone I know. I suggest you to not bother with this one.
I heard lukewarm things about Alien Isolation, but it turned out to be one of my all-time favorite games. Plus, what I crave right now is another dark, creepy, straight-forward survival horror game. All this big open world adventure stuff in Skyrim is starting to make my head spin.

I wholeheartedly recommend either Outlast or SOMA. Both are MUCH better than The Evil Within and mostly because they share similarities with Isolation (in terms of game-play). Evil Within is a lot more RPG than you might realize, Jed...
Elaborate?
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Frankie on December 03, 2016, 07:26:15 pm
I am hyped:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwGspF3WLHM
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on December 04, 2016, 05:10:45 pm
I think I'll start getting bored of Skyrim soon. After I do, I'm debating doing one of the following things:

-Replaying Alien Isolation on a harder difficulty
-Starting Red Dead Redemption
-Starting The Evil Within

I'm gearing toward option 3. RDR is probably going to take forever, so I should probably start with something more linear.
Heard that this one was pretty mediocre from everyone I know. I suggest you to not bother with this one.
I heard lukewarm things about Alien Isolation, but it turned out to be one of my all-time favorite games. Plus, what I crave right now is another dark, creepy, straight-forward survival horror game. All this big open world adventure stuff in Skyrim is starting to make my head spin.

I wholeheartedly recommend either Outlast or SOMA. Both are MUCH better than The Evil Within and mostly because they share similarities with Isolation (in terms of game-play). Evil Within is a lot more RPG than you might realize, Jed...
Elaborate?

From what I read in the reviews, you basically collect loads of green goo throughout the game, which is then used to upgrade your guns and stats, and this influences gameplay quite a bit, thus fitting the most mechanical definition of an RPG.

I am hyped:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwGspF3WLHM

My first reaction? Three cheers for Spec Ops: The Line, which now officially becomes the only (good) third-person shooter to remain self-contained and avoid being made into a franchise.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Frankie on December 04, 2016, 05:21:21 pm
I think I'll start getting bored of Skyrim soon. After I do, I'm debating doing one of the following things:

-Replaying Alien Isolation on a harder difficulty
-Starting Red Dead Redemption
-Starting The Evil Within

I'm gearing toward option 3. RDR is probably going to take forever, so I should probably start with something more linear.
Heard that this one was pretty mediocre from everyone I know. I suggest you to not bother with this one.
I heard lukewarm things about Alien Isolation, but it turned out to be one of my all-time favorite games. Plus, what I crave right now is another dark, creepy, straight-forward survival horror game. All this big open world adventure stuff in Skyrim is starting to make my head spin.

I wholeheartedly recommend either Outlast or SOMA. Both are MUCH better than The Evil Within and mostly because they share similarities with Isolation (in terms of game-play). Evil Within is a lot more RPG than you might realize, Jed...
Elaborate?

From what I read in the reviews, you basically collect loads of green goo throughout the game, which is then used to upgrade your guns and stats, and this influences gameplay quite a bit, thus fitting the most mechanical definition of an RPG.

I am hyped:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwGspF3WLHM

My first reaction? Three cheers for Spec Ops: The Line, which now officially becomes the only (good) third-person shooter to remain self-contained and avoid being made into a franchise.

Exactly what Neville said in the first part, Jed.

And Neville, that is an extremely unfair analysis on TLOU. Plenty of franchises in video games are pretty amazing (as opposed to film, where I would definitely agree with you there). Just because it's a franchise doesn't make it outright bad. There's a lot more story they can delve into in TLOU 2, namely the consequences of Joel's actions at the end of the first igniting the events of the second. It's definitely a story that can be told (and Naughty Dog is probably one of my favorite developers in gaming at the moment, all their games are top notch, including A Thief's End).

And don't act like Spec Ops: The Line changed gaming whatsoever. That game had a great narrative, but man was the gameplay terrible.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Frankie on December 04, 2016, 05:23:54 pm
I also guarantee you that if Spec Ops: The Line had better sales it would have definitely had a sequel.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on December 04, 2016, 05:24:38 pm
Also, Vladimir "Nomad" Goryachev, our most-established game critic who first reached memetic status about a decade ago, has released a review on it... and he gave it 77% (http://riotpixels.com/call-of-duty-infinite-warfare-review/), so according to him, it's the best COD in 10 years, if not more (that's slightly more than his Modern Warfare's score) and the review's conclusion is actually titled "Make CoD great again!" I honestly wonder if he's deliberately contrarian now, though; although in that case, it's better to ask when did he first start being deliberately contrarian in his 15+ year long career.

I have to say, I kinda love what the gems the community over there can put out. Here's their reaction to a penultimate trailer for Watch_Dogs 2 on November 9:

"Ubisoft logic: If the computer system turned me, an innocent, into a wanted man by giving me 85% chance to commit crimes in the future, I should run around with guns, hijack cars, hack power stations and steal regular citizens' accounts, thus proving the system right."

> "Americans have shown us yesterday that they began growing tired of this idiocy. Basically, just "Make America Great Again". Start making normal games, or why should the rest of the world continue to support your currency for nothing. The frog-eaters are going to see their own changes as well, so it's time for developers to keep pace with the society."

>> "Make your games then, make them Orthodox, Russian World-style. You're just using others' technologies, and don't make anything of your own. You can't whine now."

>>> Various replies about Ukraine.

>>>> "I'm not Ukrainian, but I really want to become one."

>>>>> "Damn, back when I was your age, all I really wanted to do was to become a cosmonaut..."



Today, here was something even better, when the same author did Tyranny review (73%, which is again a pretty high score over there.):

"The tagline for Tyranny states: "Sometimes, evil wins." Many people on Earth can attest to that, be that in deeply personal matters or in electing a President of a powerful country."

Some responses:

* "OK, now we know how Nomad would've voted if he was an American."

** (senior team member): "I wouldn't be so sure he's referring to the USA here..."

*** "Wait, this is about Ukraine again?"

**** "Of course it is! We don't have elections, neither does Syria, no-one sane could call any of the American candidates "good", and if you watch the news, you would know only these four countries exist in the world, leaving one possible choice."

***** "But Putin said he's a respected partner and the best choice for Ukrainian people! (referring to some rhetoric from 2 years ago.) Surely he can't be evil!"

****** "Why not? VVP simply implied that evil was the best choice for the Ukrainian people. I see no contradictions here."
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on December 04, 2016, 05:57:41 pm
I also guarantee you that if Spec Ops: The Line had better sales it would have definitely had a sequel.

Considering that 2K was hesitant to let them do the endings they ended up with precisely because they understood it ruled out a sequel... I would say that's unlikely.

We can't really argue this further for now, since we aren't on the same footing... but I would say that "changed gaming" is a little nebulous here. Given that both were third-person shooters that used quite well-established mechanics for the most part, I think the only way to legitimately judge this is by the number of games and developers citing either of them as a source of inspiration (or where you can reasonably infer that inspiration took place) and the respective successes and failures of those games. Since not that many more comparable games actually came out since 2012-2013, this might just be too early to judge.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Frankie on December 04, 2016, 07:10:42 pm
I also guarantee you that if Spec Ops: The Line had better sales it would have definitely had a sequel.

Considering that 2K was hesitant to let them do the endings they ended up with precisely because they understood it ruled out a sequel... I would say that's unlikely.

We can't really argue this further for now, since we aren't on the same footing... but I would say that "changed gaming" is a little nebulous here. Given that both were third-person shooters that used quite well-established mechanics for the most part, I think the only way to legitimately judge this is by the number of games and developers citing either of them as a source of inspiration (or where you can reasonably infer that inspiration took place) and the respective successes and failures of those games. Since not that many more comparable games actually came out since 2012-2013, this might just be too early to judge.


You do realize this is 2K we're talking about, right?

They've developed many franchises. You can't say that if Spec Ops was more profitable it wouldn't have garnered a sequel because of how it ends. Of course it would have. A sequel that would have a shared name, but an entirely different story. I mean just take a look at Bioshock and Borderlands.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Jim Raynor Remastered on December 15, 2016, 11:42:00 pm
Decided to get back onto Diablo 2 after getting bored pretty quickly with Empire Earth after revisiting it. 

Dear god, the farming is real. Just 3 unique items and an expensive runeword away from finishing my Zealot build with my lvl. 94 Paladin. Better get help with my lvl. 87 Necromancer with a Summoner build and with a staggering 370% Magic find to get those uniques quicker (have a mod installed so I can transfer items on my stash to other characters, and also enable Ladder Only items, runewords, and events in single player).

Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Jed Groff on December 18, 2016, 03:30:56 pm
So much for moving on to a different game. I just unlocked like three new missions in Skyrim. I won't be leaving this game any time soon.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on December 27, 2016, 12:40:53 pm
Thirty Flights of Loving was a weird game. It really has that backyard movie feel, though it's sadly less The Lobster Circle and more like Samurai Chabomba (same runtime, too!) as far as subjective quality goes, though it's ironically more quiet and cinematic than the latter. The main character's friend is also named Winston, and he was kinda cool (at least considering no-one speaks in there.) while player character himself has a certain resemblance to Danny Oh.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: The One Who Lurks on December 27, 2016, 05:09:42 pm
Metal Gear Solid 2 was about as much of a mindfuck as I expected it to be.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on January 13, 2017, 05:06:59 pm
 http://youtu.be/qLhmDCl46-c

This is the first game trailer in quite a while that I found legitimately great. I hope Cyanide finally breaks out of their curse of delivering unique, but half-baked AA games (though those are often secondary to their staple of unglamorous sport simulators) and get at least one GOTY for this. There ought to be a few left over after Red Dead Redemption 2 predictably sweeps them. Perhaps there'll also be some for Nier:Automata too. It certainly shapes up to be more deserving of it then MEhdromeda or Preyshock, but it'll almost certainly not beat either, unfortunately. For the highest genre, there's obviously the competition between Original Sin 2 and Tides of Numenera. And I suppose there's Breath of the Wild for the weird people who still play it.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Crohn's Boy on January 13, 2017, 06:17:36 pm
Placed in my preorder for Nintendo Switch.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Charles Longboat Jr. on January 13, 2017, 06:22:21 pm
Placed in my preorder for Nintendo Switch.
Was it Breath of the Wild that convinced you?
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Crohn's Boy on January 13, 2017, 06:31:06 pm
Placed in my preorder for Nintendo Switch.
Was it Breath of the Wild that convinced you?

That was just the icing on the cake.  The entire concept itself confirmed that I'd get it day one.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Charles Longboat Jr. on January 13, 2017, 06:34:43 pm
Placed in my preorder for Nintendo Switch.
Was it Breath of the Wild that convinced you?

That was just the icing on the cake.  The entire concept itself confirmed that I'd get it day one.
I might have to research some more launch titles and other potential valuable information (not to mention seeing how interested my brother would be in helping but a portion) before I make any final decisions. Might hold out a while after launch too before I make considerations.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Jed Groff on January 14, 2017, 01:08:40 am
Finally started The Evil Within.

So far, I'm enjoying it. Fluid controls, insanely freaky imagery, and decent voice acting. I impulsively selected the easiest difficulty, though, and so far it's wicked easy, so I may end up restarting it on normal difficulty.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: The One Who Lurks on January 15, 2017, 04:54:46 pm
Started and finished Metal Gear Solid 4 to cap off my binge of the MGS series.

It's been quite a ride, watching the slow evolution of the graphics and mechanics from game to game.

Might head back to The Phantom Pain to finish up Chapter 2, and might even look into Portable Ops and Acid at some point, but for the most part I'm pretty much done.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on January 17, 2017, 04:56:12 am
Our Festival this year is practically concurrent with the Riot Pixels' Top Games of 2016, which has a whole 20 nominations. It will also end by February, and here are the GOTY results so far (http://ru.riotpixels.com/top/2016/game-of-the-year/results/): I wonder if they'll surprise you much. (Includes worst games of the year at the bottom, drowned in downvotes.)
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Jim Raynor Remastered on January 18, 2017, 08:13:56 am
Our Festival this year is practically concurrent with the Riot Pixels' Top Games of 2016, which has a whole 20 nominations. It will also end by February, and here are the GOTY results so far (http://ru.riotpixels.com/top/2016/game-of-the-year/results/): I wonder if they'll surprise you much. (Includes worst games of the year at the bottom, drowned in downvotes.)
Nice to see Doom at the top 5 of the year. It's also hilarious to see No Man's Sky at the very bottom of the list, although its surprising to see Worms W.M.D with a very slight negative rating, why? Worms is always fun, even better when playing with people (the main reason we bought it in the first place), and Battlefield 1 at number 17, honestly way better than expected.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on January 18, 2017, 08:53:30 am
Our Festival this year is practically concurrent with the Riot Pixels' Top Games of 2016, which has a whole 20 nominations. It will also end by February, and here are the GOTY results so far (http://ru.riotpixels.com/top/2016/game-of-the-year/results/): I wonder if they'll surprise you much. (Includes worst games of the year at the bottom, drowned in downvotes.)
Nice to see Doom at the top 5 of the year. It's also hilarious to see No Man's Sky at the very bottom of the list, although its surprising to see Worms W.M.D with a very slight negative rating, why? Worms is always fun, even better when playing with people (the main reason we bought it in the first place), and Battlefield 1 at number 17, honestly way better than expected.

DOOM is almost certainly going to win; that's just been the buzz amidst all the users. It'll likely be followed by Tyranny: much like how last year's winners were The Witcher 3 and Pillars of Eternity. Either that or Dark Souls 3 takes 2nd place because Tyranny was only out for two months and won't amass enough players. XCOM 2 and Mankind Divided are unlikely to get close to these three.

As for Worms, well only two people voted against it (number to the right shows how many people voted), so it mainly tells you not many played it over there. The website allows up to 5 positive or 3 negative points to be given to a single game, out of a pool of 600, so you can actually cancel it out just like that. The website itself did give it 55, saying that it lost some interesting additions to the formula from previous game, while crafting only slows down the pace and vehicles either break the game or slow it down. Still, it could've been worse, given that the same author gave 30 and 25 to Hotline Miami 1 and 2 (before giving 95 to Overwatch this year, which, as you can see from that poll, has been quite controversial.) Battlefield 1 is roughly where I expected it to be, since it also received a high score (91) that proved controversial.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on February 04, 2017, 04:06:57 pm
Our Festival this year is practically concurrent with the Riot Pixels' Top Games of 2016, which has a whole 20 nominations. It will also end by February, and here are the GOTY results so far (http://ru.riotpixels.com/top/2016/game-of-the-year/results/): I wonder if they'll surprise you much. (Includes worst games of the year at the bottom, drowned in downvotes.)
Nice to see Doom at the top 5 of the year. It's also hilarious to see No Man's Sky at the very bottom of the list, although its surprising to see Worms W.M.D with a very slight negative rating, why? Worms is always fun, even better when playing with people (the main reason we bought it in the first place), and Battlefield 1 at number 17, honestly way better than expected.

DOOM is almost certainly going to win; that's just been the buzz amidst all the users. It'll likely be followed by Tyranny: much like how last year's winners were The Witcher 3 and Pillars of Eternity. Either that or Dark Souls 3 takes 2nd place because Tyranny was only out for two months and won't amass enough players. XCOM 2 and Mankind Divided are unlikely to get close to these three.

So, I overestimated the popularity of Dark Souls 3 a little, but was correct otherwise. Here are their official results:

Top 10 GOTY

1) DOOM = 1108 points, 325 votes

2) Tyranny = 881 points, 262 votes

3) Deus Ex: Mankind Divided = 663 points, 299 votes

4) XCOM 2 = 623 points, 252 votes

5) Dark Souls 3 = 602 points, 253 votes

6) Dishonored 2 = 582 points, 235 votes

7) Civilisation 6 = 519 points, 227 votes

8) Uncharted 4 = 416 points, 142 votes

9) The Banner Saga 2 = 359 points, 157 votes

10) Darkest Dungeon = 350 points, 156 votes

Bottom 10

No Man's Sky = -449 points, 239 votes

Mafia 3 = -368 points, 208 votes

Cossacks 3 = -241 points, 139 votes

Mighty No 9 = -92 points, 46 votes

Homefront The Revolution = -92 points, 56 votes

Batman: The Telltale Series = -84 points, 74 votes

Dead Rising 4 = -72 points, 48 votes

Bombshell = -57 points, 26 votes

Infinite Warfare = -56 points, 146 votes

How to Survive 2 = -47 points, 36 votes

Watch Dogs 2 = -41 points, 135 votes

Top 5 Most Anticipated 2017

1) Torment: Tides of Numenera = 1270 points, 324 votes

2) Mass Effect: Andromeda = 1132 points, 426 votes

3) Red Dead Redemption 3 = 792 points, 257 votes

4) Prey = 700 points, 237 votes

5) Kingdom Come: Deliverance = 684 points, 197 votes

5 Least Anticipated 2017

DayZ = -184 points, 100 votes

Metal Gear Survive = -34 points, 18 votes

H1Z1 - one mode = -28 points, 13 votes

H1Z1 - that other mode = -24 points, 12 votes

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 = -17 points, 58 votes

Other results aren't really as notable. Though, Danny and Caleb will undoubtedly like to know Batman: The Telltale Series also got voted 2nd-worst narrative of the year, and 3rd-ugliest game of the year.

Edit: Also, they've included a (mobile, I guess?) game based on Gods of Egypt (http://ru.riotpixels.com/top/2016/game/gods-of-egypt-secrets-of-the-lost-kingdom/), though no-one really voted for it in anything.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Tut on February 04, 2017, 04:11:27 pm
So I've been playing this game called Civilization at a friend's house. Might actually buy this one.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Jim Raynor Remastered on February 04, 2017, 05:12:33 pm
So I've been playing this game called Civilization at a friend's house. Might actually buy this one.
Quality game series.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Kale Pasta on February 04, 2017, 09:05:05 pm
Our Festival this year is practically concurrent with the Riot Pixels' Top Games of 2016, which has a whole 20 nominations. It will also end by February, and here are the GOTY results so far (http://ru.riotpixels.com/top/2016/game-of-the-year/results/): I wonder if they'll surprise you much. (Includes worst games of the year at the bottom, drowned in downvotes.)
Nice to see Doom at the top 5 of the year. It's also hilarious to see No Man's Sky at the very bottom of the list, although its surprising to see Worms W.M.D with a very slight negative rating, why? Worms is always fun, even better when playing with people (the main reason we bought it in the first place), and Battlefield 1 at number 17, honestly way better than expected.

DOOM is almost certainly going to win; that's just been the buzz amidst all the users. It'll likely be followed by Tyranny: much like how last year's winners were The Witcher 3 and Pillars of Eternity. Either that or Dark Souls 3 takes 2nd place because Tyranny was only out for two months and won't amass enough players. XCOM 2 and Mankind Divided are unlikely to get close to these three.

So, I overestimated the popularity of Dark Souls 3 a little, but was correct otherwise. Here are their official results:

Top 10 GOTY

1) DOOM = 1108 points, 325 votes

2) Tyranny = 881 points, 262 votes

3) Deus Ex: Mankind Divided = 663 points, 299 votes

4) XCOM 2 = 623 points, 252 votes

5) Dark Souls 3 = 602 points, 253 votes

6) Dishonored 2 = 582 points, 235 votes

7) Civilisation 6 = 519 points, 227 votes

8) Uncharted 4 = 416 points, 142 votes

9) The Banner Saga 2 = 359 points, 157 votes

10) Darkest Dungeon = 350 points, 156 votes

Bottom 10

No Man's Sky = -449 points, 239 votes

Mafia 3 = -368 points, 208 votes

Cossacks 3 = -241 points, 139 votes

Mighty No 9 = -92 points, 46 votes

Homefront The Revolution = -92 points, 56 votes

Batman: The Telltale Series = -84 points, 74 votes

Dead Rising 4 = -72 points, 48 votes

Bombshell = -57 points, 26 votes

Infinite Warfare = -56 points, 146 votes

How to Survive 2 = -47 points, 36 votes

Watch Dogs 2 = -41 points, 135 votes

Top 5 Most Anticipated 2017

1) Torment: Tides of Numenera = 1270 points, 324 votes

2) Mass Effect: Andromeda = 1132 points, 426 votes

3) Red Dead Redemption 3 = 792 points, 257 votes

4) Prey = 700 points, 237 votes

5) Kingdom Come: Deliverance = 684 points, 197 votes

5 Least Anticipated 2017

DayZ = -184 points, 100 votes

Metal Gear Survive = -34 points, 18 votes

H1Z1 - one mode = -28 points, 13 votes

H1Z1 - that other mode = -24 points, 12 votes

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 = -17 points, 58 votes

Other results aren't really as notable. Though, Danny and Caleb will undoubtedly like to know Batman: The Telltale Series also got voted 2nd-worst narrative of the year, and 3rd-ugliest game of the year.

Edit: Also, they've included a (mobile, I guess?) game based on Gods of Egypt (http://ru.riotpixels.com/top/2016/game/gods-of-egypt-secrets-of-the-lost-kingdom/), though no-one really voted for it in anything.
Ayy, Infinite Warfare wasn't last.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: The One Who Lurks on February 04, 2017, 11:15:21 pm
Bottom 10

No Man's Sky = -449 points, 239 votes

Mafia 3 = -368 points, 208 votes

Cossacks 3 = -241 points, 139 votes

Mighty No 9 = -92 points, 46 votes

Homefront The Revolution = -92 points, 56 votes

Batman: The Telltale Series = -84 points, 74 votes

Dead Rising 4 = -72 points, 48 votes

Bombshell = -57 points, 26 votes

Infinite Warfare = -56 points, 146 votes

How to Survive 2 = -47 points, 36 votes

Watch Dogs 2 = -41 points, 135 votes

I am genuinely surprised by the lack of that Ghostbusters tie-in game.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on February 05, 2017, 02:56:01 am
Bottom 10

No Man's Sky = -449 points, 239 votes

Mafia 3 = -368 points, 208 votes

Cossacks 3 = -241 points, 139 votes

Mighty No 9 = -92 points, 46 votes

Homefront The Revolution = -92 points, 56 votes

Batman: The Telltale Series = -84 points, 74 votes

Dead Rising 4 = -72 points, 48 votes

Bombshell = -57 points, 26 votes

Infinite Warfare = -56 points, 146 votes

How to Survive 2 = -47 points, 36 votes

Watch Dogs 2 = -41 points, 135 votes

I am genuinely surprised by the lack of that Ghostbusters tie-in game.

Most people on that website have simply forgotten it even exists, let alone bothered to play it, that's why. Don't worry, it still got "Worst game based on a license" so justice had been done.

Ayy, Infinite Warfare wasn't last.

That's because most people on the website never thought COD was particularly good in the first place, so many actually liked the shift to space. Hell, like I said before, the star reviewer of the place gave it 77 - higher then Modern Warfare 1, let alone any other COD in between.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Jim Raynor Remastered on February 13, 2017, 11:49:40 pm
Revisited the complete edition of Zoo Tycoon after nearly a decade. It's still holds up.

Also, I finally downloaded Quake. Beaten the first chapter and its excellent so far.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on February 28, 2017, 06:19:43 am
This is so much like those Trollfighter games we wanted to do about 3 years ago, I almost feel nostalgic. (https://rpgmaker.net/games/9606/) Except that it's a bit more retarded, so...not really?
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: The One Who Lurks on February 28, 2017, 02:53:53 pm
Question on next game-related commitment: Killzone trilogy or Resistance trilogy?
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Jim Raynor Remastered on February 28, 2017, 03:36:54 pm
Question on next game-related commitment: Killzone trilogy or Resistance trilogy?
Resistance all the way.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: The One Who Lurks on March 01, 2017, 06:52:23 am
Question on next game-related commitment: Killzone trilogy or Resistance trilogy?
Resistance all the way.

Is there any offline split-screen gameplay, and is it any good?

I ask 'cuz, y'know, online serves shut down and all that.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Jim Raynor Remastered on March 01, 2017, 11:32:06 am
Question on next game-related commitment: Killzone trilogy or Resistance trilogy?
Resistance all the way.

Is there any offline split-screen gameplay, and is it any good?

I ask 'cuz, y'know, online serves shut down and all that.
If I recall correctly, the original had Co-op splitscreen for the campaign, the sequel didn't have that, but had a separate mode that was Co-op with splitscreen support, and the third dropped that in favor of the same system as the original.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on March 17, 2017, 09:26:51 am
So, it seems like the new Mass Effect is going to be the video game equivalent  (https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2017/03/16/mass-effect-andromeda-problems/)to The Farce Awakens.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-msmx9yW5Q
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Jim Raynor Remastered on March 17, 2017, 09:50:54 am
So, it seems like the new Mass Effect is going to be the video game equivalent  (https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2017/03/16/mass-effect-andromeda-problems/)to The Farce Awakens.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-msmx9yW5Q
I fear that Bioware is going to be the next in line for execution in the hands of EA.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Frankie on March 17, 2017, 10:39:54 am
So, it seems like the new Mass Effect is going to be the video game equivalent  (https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2017/03/16/mass-effect-andromeda-problems/)to The Farce Awakens.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-msmx9yW5Q
I fear that Bioware is going to be the next in line for execution in the hands of EA.

Note if the sales are good for ME:A they won't (which it probably will be good).
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on March 17, 2017, 10:53:00 am
So, it seems like the new Mass Effect is going to be the video game equivalent  (https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2017/03/16/mass-effect-andromeda-problems/)to The Farce Awakens.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-msmx9yW5Q
I fear that Bioware is going to be the next in line for execution in the hands of EA.

Well, it certainly could happen. Then again, Visceral is still around, even though their recent track record is that of failed Dead Space 3, which got the series cancelled, and Battlefield: Hardline, which basically fizzled out. Compared to that, Bioware's in somewhat safer position: they have an incoming massive fail, sure, but DAI wasn't exactly a failure, and the cancelled Shadow Realms is probably not something anybody cares about at this point. Plus, they still have to have someone to keep SWTOR running, right?

Though, it's not like I really care anymore. Although, it did get me thinking a bit on how the gaming publishers can be compared to Hollywood studios. You can probably draw a lot of parallels between the way Disney/Marvel is conquering the film franchise world through their application of the formula, and how Ubisoft has been trying to do the same, and increasingly successfully - the outright fails like AC: Unity, Watch_Dogs 1 and The Crew have gotten rarer, and the rest is highly profitable mediocrity. Activision /Blizzard is more like Paramount/Warner I guess (both a lot of ****, but also pretty great stuff alongside it) and EA is more like Sony, being increasingly left behind in the new world.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Frankie on March 17, 2017, 10:58:59 am
So, it seems like the new Mass Effect is going to be the video game equivalent  (https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2017/03/16/mass-effect-andromeda-problems/)to The Farce Awakens.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-msmx9yW5Q

And the thing is, the OT is absolutely RIDDLED and plagued with these animation type of issues. I will say that humans animate a whole lot better in the OT than in Andromeda overall from what I've seen, so it's still a slight step down. All the other bugs and glitches are so minor that I don't think they can add up whatsoever. It seems to be the next popular thing to hate on Mass Effect for whatever reason, a lot of the gaming community decided to hate on it even before the trial was put up.

Default Sara Ryder is pretty terrible though (just her look, her VA ain't bad).
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Frankie on March 17, 2017, 11:09:07 am
I may be alone here on this front too, but TW3 animations aren't great either.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on March 17, 2017, 11:36:39 am
I may be alone here on this front too, but TW3 animations aren't great either.

Well, I can only comment on what I've seen in that side-by-side (and a bit elsewhere), but I would agree they aren't great; certainly not when compared to what the various cinematic games can do.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53MBVW8f1UM

However, those games clearly devote far more development time and processing power to this then the open-worlds, so it's not a fair comparison. Witcher 3 is, due to being another open-world title, and there it clearly wins for basically everyone who played it due to being both good enough, and consistent throughout. Last year, I've actually read a blog from a couple of our female developers who got to converse with CDPR quite a lot about this. Basically, they created a system that adds up together several hundred pre-rendered face and body animations, and then picks out a range of them + camera perspective changes based on where the models are & some other things. If they don't like the result, they run the system a few more times, then do a manual pass over it. This is the kind of thing other developers do not seem to have caught up with yet.

And Frank, have you read the RPS piece I linked to? It's concerning me a lot more then the video, especially since it's actually the more positive one out of the two they published recently.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Frankie on March 17, 2017, 11:45:58 am
I may be alone here on this front too, but TW3 animations aren't great either.

Well, I can only comment on what I've seen in that side-by-side (and a bit elsewhere), but I would agree they aren't great; certainly not when compared to what the various cinematic games can do.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53MBVW8f1UM

However, those games clearly devote far more development time and processing power to this then the open-worlds, so it's not a fair comparison. Witcher 3 is, due to being another open-world title, and there it clearly wins for basically everyone who played it due to being both good enough, and consistent throughout. Last year, I've actually read a blog from a couple of our female developers who got to converse with CDPR quite a lot about this. Basically, they created a system that adds up together several hundred pre-rendered face and body animations, and then picks out a range of them + camera perspective changes based on where the models are & some other things. If they don't like the result, they run the system a few more times, then do a manual pass over it. This is the kind of thing other developers do not seem to have caught up with yet.

And Frank, have you read the RPS piece I linked to? It's concerning me a lot more then the video, especially since it's actually the more positive one out of the two they published recently.

Yes and I all have to say in response to that is "opening hours". ME1 is a fantastic game, but damn the opening is pretty shoddy at best. ME1's opening hours features: exposition dump galore, your character is a super soldier that's the best humanity has to offer (the chosen one syndrome), this big super duper bad guy is bad and gets away with it, you're not Spectre because humans r dumb LOL and you have no PROOF hyperlol, wait a minute is that PROOF?!? okay jking you r FIRS HUMAN SPECTRE CONGRATZ UR SO SPECIAL!!!
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Frankie on March 17, 2017, 11:48:40 am
The plot to Andromeda from what I've seen so far has the possibility of being much more intriguing than that of the first Mass Effect. Who are the Kett? Why are they here? Why are they doing what they're doing on these planets? What happened to the golden worlds, and what the hell are these structures and what are these Remnant beings? The Kett are visitors just like us and didn't come from Andromeda, how and why?

There's a whole lot more mystery and a lot less exposition and the way they go about introducing the Kett is relatively interesting too, if you explore you find out a lot more about them on the opening planet than you do if you don't explore. And you don't know their language either which is pretty cool too and adds another element of mystery that was unexplored in the OT.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on March 17, 2017, 01:04:59 pm
The plot to Andromeda from what I've seen so far has the possibility of being much more intriguing than that of the first Mass Effect. Who are the Kett? Why are they here? Why are they doing what they're doing on these planets? What happened to the golden worlds, and what the hell are these structures and what are these Remnant beings? The Kett are visitors just like us and didn't come from Andromeda, how and why?

There's a whole lot more mystery and a lot less exposition and the way they go about introducing the Kett is relatively interesting too, if you explore you find out a lot more about them on the opening planet than you do if you don't explore. And you don't know their language either which is pretty cool too and adds another element of mystery that was unexplored in the OT.

Well, this does help me restore the hope somewhat, and I admit, my impression of original ME's opening was likely rather rose-tinted. However, that might really be the problem here: the gamers like us who were young back then have grown up, most "core gamers" who grew up in the 90's are obviously even older. We are not particularly impressed by the grade of writing anymore, and because of the birth rates and such, there are even fewer younger gamers who could have counterbalanced us. So, that is probably why " It seems to be the next popular thing to hate on Mass Effect" - the impression I get is that they simply banked too much that "what worked back then will work out now" and didn't take these changes into account. It seems to be particularly prominent for the formerly Xbox-exclusive franchises (which the original ME briefly was) for whatever reason:  from what I heard, both Halo 5 and Gears of War 4 tried to just remake the first (second, for Halo 5) game with shinier graphics, and neither worked out all that well.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Frankie on March 17, 2017, 02:53:39 pm
The plot to Andromeda from what I've seen so far has the possibility of being much more intriguing than that of the first Mass Effect. Who are the Kett? Why are they here? Why are they doing what they're doing on these planets? What happened to the golden worlds, and what the hell are these structures and what are these Remnant beings? The Kett are visitors just like us and didn't come from Andromeda, how and why?

There's a whole lot more mystery and a lot less exposition and the way they go about introducing the Kett is relatively interesting too, if you explore you find out a lot more about them on the opening planet than you do if you don't explore. And you don't know their language either which is pretty cool too and adds another element of mystery that was unexplored in the OT.

Well, this does help me restore the hope somewhat, and I admit, my impression of original ME's opening was likely rather rose-tinted. However, that might really be the problem here: the gamers like us who were young back then have grown up, most "core gamers" who grew up in the 90's are obviously even older. We are not particularly impressed by the grade of writing anymore, and because of the birth rates and such, there are even fewer younger gamers who could have counterbalanced us. So, that is probably why " It seems to be the next popular thing to hate on Mass Effect" - the impression I get is that they simply banked too much that "what worked back then will work out now" and didn't take these changes into account. It seems to be particularly prominent for the formerly Xbox-exclusive franchises (which the original ME briefly was) for whatever reason:  from what I heard, both Halo 5 and Gears of War 4 tried to just remake the first (second, for Halo 5) game with shinier graphics, and neither worked out all that well.

You bring up interesting points, but I'm still unsure it fits with ME:A considering that only a portion of it is available right now. We'll have to wait and see the entire game's release in order to judge its merits in its entirety. To hate on this game before its release is pretty asinine and quite cynical. Anytime a gamer claims to hate a game before its release and says "I'm doing it because it's for the good of the community" is naive and I would say downright stupid. As a gamer myself I want nothing but success from not just games that I am looking forward to but from any games that come out. I don't mean success in sales, I mean success in what that game strives to accomplish. The mindset that is being permeated (especially in this case) in which we MUST scoff at a game's release because of its AAA developer or because it's part of a series is counter-intuitive, what we should want is success and instead we are wanting failure. I'm not saying to be a blind fanboy like our resident Asian man, but I'm saying that we should take everything we know thus far with a grain of salt and await its release and THEN we can judge it completely for what it is.

It happened with Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor. The moment of its reveal, the whole gaming community immediately reacted negatively because it seemed to borrow too much from other games due to its gameplay elements and its narrative "shitting" all over established Tolkien lore. And while it does take some freedom from its lore and diverges a bit from it, the game was a critical success, many critics showering praises which led to a complete 180. Hating on a game before its release does absolutely nothing productive and only serves to continue the cynical circlejerk that is the gaming community as a whole.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on March 17, 2017, 03:36:15 pm
The plot to Andromeda from what I've seen so far has the possibility of being much more intriguing than that of the first Mass Effect. Who are the Kett? Why are they here? Why are they doing what they're doing on these planets? What happened to the golden worlds, and what the hell are these structures and what are these Remnant beings? The Kett are visitors just like us and didn't come from Andromeda, how and why?

There's a whole lot more mystery and a lot less exposition and the way they go about introducing the Kett is relatively interesting too, if you explore you find out a lot more about them on the opening planet than you do if you don't explore. And you don't know their language either which is pretty cool too and adds another element of mystery that was unexplored in the OT.

Well, this does help me restore the hope somewhat, and I admit, my impression of original ME's opening was likely rather rose-tinted. However, that might really be the problem here: the gamers like us who were young back then have grown up, most "core gamers" who grew up in the 90's are obviously even older. We are not particularly impressed by the grade of writing anymore, and because of the birth rates and such, there are even fewer younger gamers who could have counterbalanced us. So, that is probably why " It seems to be the next popular thing to hate on Mass Effect" - the impression I get is that they simply banked too much that "what worked back then will work out now" and didn't take these changes into account. It seems to be particularly prominent for the formerly Xbox-exclusive franchises (which the original ME briefly was) for whatever reason:  from what I heard, both Halo 5 and Gears of War 4 tried to just remake the first (second, for Halo 5) game with shinier graphics, and neither worked out all that well.

You bring up interesting points, but I'm still unsure it fits with ME:A considering that only a portion of it is available right now. We'll have to wait and see the entire game's release in order to judge its merits in its entirety. To hate on this game before its release is pretty asinine and quite cynical. Anytime a gamer claims to hate a game before its release and says "I'm doing it because it's for the good of the community" is naive and I would say downright stupid. As a gamer myself I want nothing but success from not just games that I am looking forward to but from any games that come out. I don't mean success in sales, I mean success in what that game strives to accomplish. The mindset that is being permeated (especially in this case) in which we MUST scoff at a game's release because of its AAA developer or because it's part of a series is counter-intuitive, what we should want is success and instead we are wanting failure. I'm not saying to be a blind fanboy like our resident Asian man, but I'm saying that we should take everything we know thus far with a grain of salt and await its release and THEN we can judge it completely for what it is.

It happened with Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor. The moment of its reveal, the whole gaming community immediately reacted negatively because it seemed to borrow too much from other games due to its gameplay elements and its narrative "shitting" all over established Tolkien lore. And while it does take some freedom from its lore and diverges a bit from it, the game was a critical success, many critics showering praises which led to a complete 180. Hating on a game before its release does absolutely nothing productive and only serves to continue the cynical circlejerk that is the gaming community as a whole.

I see your point, but let's be honest, "As a gamer myself I want nothing but success from not just games that I am looking forward to but from any games that come out. I don't mean success in sales, I mean success in what that game strives to accomplish." is naive. 4207 games came out on Steam last year (+ a few more full console exclusives). They can't all be equally successful at what they attempt even under the best-case scenario. If one accepts that, then the line between the games it's OK to "hate on before release" (and I wouldn't really call what I wrote hate: more like bemusement) and ones where you are "wanting failure" for expressing scepticism becomes increasingly arbitrary.

Besides, your own example kinda disproves your own point. I wasn't really aware of the pre-release hate for Shadow of Mordor until now at all, mostly because it became irrelevant post-release, and didn't actually hurt the game at all in any meaningful sense - it got a ton of GOTYs back then and it's getting a highly anticipated sequel now. The "cynical circlejerk" part only holds when it's actually validated, and then, it's forgotten. I admit I genuinely hated on the second Homefront before release, for instance, and enjoyed watching its collapse, though I was eventually taken aback at just how bad it got for them, and now only really feel pity, with no real cynicism.

Meanwhile, the No Man's Sky fans (not a dig at you, honest) who blocked out anything negative about the game before the release...well, I think it's pretty clear many of them are the same ones who are keeping the cynicism well strong now, when more sceptical voices like mine might well have tempered the whole thing. Same was with the Destiny hype earlier: from the start, I thought it was absolutely clear Bungie were simply throwing a ton of weasel words around in press releases to avoid admitting they've made an MMOFPS with basically no story worth mentioning. Yet, not many outlets were really willing to talk about that, and as a result, there was again backlash, disappointment and further cynicism, when more people willing to "hate on the game" before launch (as in, talk openly about the ways in which it could fall short, which is what I think I'm doing right now) could've tempered the conversation. 
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Frankie on March 17, 2017, 05:23:45 pm
The plot to Andromeda from what I've seen so far has the possibility of being much more intriguing than that of the first Mass Effect. Who are the Kett? Why are they here? Why are they doing what they're doing on these planets? What happened to the golden worlds, and what the hell are these structures and what are these Remnant beings? The Kett are visitors just like us and didn't come from Andromeda, how and why?

There's a whole lot more mystery and a lot less exposition and the way they go about introducing the Kett is relatively interesting too, if you explore you find out a lot more about them on the opening planet than you do if you don't explore. And you don't know their language either which is pretty cool too and adds another element of mystery that was unexplored in the OT.

Well, this does help me restore the hope somewhat, and I admit, my impression of original ME's opening was likely rather rose-tinted. However, that might really be the problem here: the gamers like us who were young back then have grown up, most "core gamers" who grew up in the 90's are obviously even older. We are not particularly impressed by the grade of writing anymore, and because of the birth rates and such, there are even fewer younger gamers who could have counterbalanced us. So, that is probably why " It seems to be the next popular thing to hate on Mass Effect" - the impression I get is that they simply banked too much that "what worked back then will work out now" and didn't take these changes into account. It seems to be particularly prominent for the formerly Xbox-exclusive franchises (which the original ME briefly was) for whatever reason:  from what I heard, both Halo 5 and Gears of War 4 tried to just remake the first (second, for Halo 5) game with shinier graphics, and neither worked out all that well.

You bring up interesting points, but I'm still unsure it fits with ME:A considering that only a portion of it is available right now. We'll have to wait and see the entire game's release in order to judge its merits in its entirety. To hate on this game before its release is pretty asinine and quite cynical. Anytime a gamer claims to hate a game before its release and says "I'm doing it because it's for the good of the community" is naive and I would say downright stupid. As a gamer myself I want nothing but success from not just games that I am looking forward to but from any games that come out. I don't mean success in sales, I mean success in what that game strives to accomplish. The mindset that is being permeated (especially in this case) in which we MUST scoff at a game's release because of its AAA developer or because it's part of a series is counter-intuitive, what we should want is success and instead we are wanting failure. I'm not saying to be a blind fanboy like our resident Asian man, but I'm saying that we should take everything we know thus far with a grain of salt and await its release and THEN we can judge it completely for what it is.

It happened with Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor. The moment of its reveal, the whole gaming community immediately reacted negatively because it seemed to borrow too much from other games due to its gameplay elements and its narrative "shitting" all over established Tolkien lore. And while it does take some freedom from its lore and diverges a bit from it, the game was a critical success, many critics showering praises which led to a complete 180. Hating on a game before its release does absolutely nothing productive and only serves to continue the cynical circlejerk that is the gaming community as a whole.

I see your point, but let's be honest, "As a gamer myself I want nothing but success from not just games that I am looking forward to but from any games that come out. I don't mean success in sales, I mean success in what that game strives to accomplish." is naive. 4207 games came out on Steam last year (+ a few more full console exclusives). They can't all be equally successful at what they attempt even under the best-case scenario. If one accepts that, then the line between the games it's OK to "hate on before release" (and I wouldn't really call what I wrote hate: more like bemusement) and ones where you are "wanting failure" for expressing scepticism becomes increasingly arbitrary.

Besides, your own example kinda disproves your own point. I wasn't really aware of the pre-release hate for Shadow of Mordor until now at all, mostly because it became irrelevant post-release, and didn't actually hurt the game at all in any meaningful sense - it got a ton of GOTYs back then and it's getting a highly anticipated sequel now. The "cynical circlejerk" part only holds when it's actually validated, and then, it's forgotten. I admit I genuinely hated on the second Homefront before release, for instance, and enjoyed watching its collapse, though I was eventually taken aback at just how bad it got for them, and now only really feel pity, with no real cynicism.

Meanwhile, the No Man's Sky fans (not a dig at you, honest) who blocked out anything negative about the game before the release...well, I think it's pretty clear many of them are the same ones who are keeping the cynicism well strong now, when more sceptical voices like mine might well have tempered the whole thing. Same was with the Destiny hype earlier: from the start, I thought it was absolutely clear Bungie were simply throwing a ton of weasel words around in press releases to avoid admitting they've made an MMOFPS with basically no story worth mentioning. Yet, not many outlets were really willing to talk about that, and as a result, there was again backlash, disappointment and further cynicism, when more people willing to "hate on the game" before launch (as in, talk openly about the ways in which it could fall short, which is what I think I'm doing right now) could've tempered the conversation. 

Your argument only holds truth to people who preorder their games before release. Obviously people should wait for release to construct valid opinions. Preordering before release is the equivalent of fanboyism and it leads to the same end as it does when people hate a game before release. Because Shadow of Mordor was so successful all that hate was drowned out, which proves my point that hating a game before release does nothing substantial. It holds no grounds. And I admit I heavily exaggerated my point when I said that I want all games to be successful in what they strive to become. It's entirely naive and I only meant it in the sense that it should succeed if the developers put in obvious loads of effort into the game.

Other than that, your points are solid as always.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: cupcake on March 17, 2017, 07:17:27 pm
The plot to Andromeda from what I've seen so far has the possibility of being much more intriguing than that of the first Mass Effect. Who are the Kett? Why are they here? Why are they doing what they're doing on these planets? What happened to the golden worlds, and what the hell are these structures and what are these Remnant beings? The Kett are visitors just like us and didn't come from Andromeda, how and why?

There's a whole lot more mystery and a lot less exposition and the way they go about introducing the Kett is relatively interesting too, if you explore you find out a lot more about them on the opening planet than you do if you don't explore. And you don't know their language either which is pretty cool too and adds another element of mystery that was unexplored in the OT.

Well, this does help me restore the hope somewhat, and I admit, my impression of original ME's opening was likely rather rose-tinted. However, that might really be the problem here: the gamers like us who were young back then have grown up, most "core gamers" who grew up in the 90's are obviously even older. We are not particularly impressed by the grade of writing anymore, and because of the birth rates and such, there are even fewer younger gamers who could have counterbalanced us. So, that is probably why " It seems to be the next popular thing to hate on Mass Effect" - the impression I get is that they simply banked too much that "what worked back then will work out now" and didn't take these changes into account. It seems to be particularly prominent for the formerly Xbox-exclusive franchises (which the original ME briefly was) for whatever reason:  from what I heard, both Halo 5 and Gears of War 4 tried to just remake the first (second, for Halo 5) game with shinier graphics, and neither worked out all that well.

You bring up interesting points, but I'm still unsure it fits with ME:A considering that only a portion of it is available right now. We'll have to wait and see the entire game's release in order to judge its merits in its entirety. To hate on this game before its release is pretty asinine and quite cynical. Anytime a gamer claims to hate a game before its release and says "I'm doing it because it's for the good of the community" is naive and I would say downright stupid. As a gamer myself I want nothing but success from not just games that I am looking forward to but from any games that come out. I don't mean success in sales, I mean success in what that game strives to accomplish. The mindset that is being permeated (especially in this case) in which we MUST scoff at a game's release because of its AAA developer or because it's part of a series is counter-intuitive, what we should want is success and instead we are wanting failure. I'm not saying to be a blind fanboy like our resident Asian man, but I'm saying that we should take everything we know thus far with a grain of salt and await its release and THEN we can judge it completely for what it is.

It happened with Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor. The moment of its reveal, the whole gaming community immediately reacted negatively because it seemed to borrow too much from other games due to its gameplay elements and its narrative "shitting" all over established Tolkien lore. And while it does take some freedom from its lore and diverges a bit from it, the game was a critical success, many critics showering praises which led to a complete 180. Hating on a game before its release does absolutely nothing productive and only serves to continue the cynical circlejerk that is the gaming community as a whole.

I see your point, but let's be honest, "As a gamer myself I want nothing but success from not just games that I am looking forward to but from any games that come out. I don't mean success in sales, I mean success in what that game strives to accomplish." is naive. 4207 games came out on Steam last year (+ a few more full console exclusives). They can't all be equally successful at what they attempt even under the best-case scenario. If one accepts that, then the line between the games it's OK to "hate on before release" (and I wouldn't really call what I wrote hate: more like bemusement) and ones where you are "wanting failure" for expressing scepticism becomes increasingly arbitrary.

Besides, your own example kinda disproves your own point. I wasn't really aware of the pre-release hate for Shadow of Mordor until now at all, mostly because it became irrelevant post-release, and didn't actually hurt the game at all in any meaningful sense - it got a ton of GOTYs back then and it's getting a highly anticipated sequel now. The "cynical circlejerk" part only holds when it's actually validated, and then, it's forgotten. I admit I genuinely hated on the second Homefront before release, for instance, and enjoyed watching its collapse, though I was eventually taken aback at just how bad it got for them, and now only really feel pity, with no real cynicism.

Meanwhile, the No Man's Sky fans (not a dig at you, honest) who blocked out anything negative about the game before the release...well, I think it's pretty clear many of them are the same ones who are keeping the cynicism well strong now, when more sceptical voices like mine might well have tempered the whole thing. Same was with the Destiny hype earlier: from the start, I thought it was absolutely clear Bungie were simply throwing a ton of weasel words around in press releases to avoid admitting they've made an MMOFPS with basically no story worth mentioning. Yet, not many outlets were really willing to talk about that, and as a result, there was again backlash, disappointment and further cynicism, when more people willing to "hate on the game" before launch (as in, talk openly about the ways in which it could fall short, which is what I think I'm doing right now) could've tempered the conversation. 

Your argument only holds truth to people who preorder their games before release. Obviously people should wait for release to construct valid opinions. Preordering before release is the equivalent of fanboyism and it leads to the same end as it does when people hate a game before release. Because Shadow of Mordor was so successful all that hate was drowned out, which proves my point that hating a game before release does nothing substantial. It holds no grounds. And I admit I heavily exaggerated my point when I said that I want all games to be successful in what they strive to become. It's entirely naive and I only meant it in the sense that it should succeed if the developers put in obvious loads of effort into the game.

Other than that, your points are solid as always.


(http://i.imgur.com/9jl91y1.png)
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on March 20, 2017, 04:54:48 pm
The plot to Andromeda from what I've seen so far has the possibility of being much more intriguing than that of the first Mass Effect. Who are the Kett? Why are they here? Why are they doing what they're doing on these planets? What happened to the golden worlds, and what the hell are these structures and what are these Remnant beings? The Kett are visitors just like us and didn't come from Andromeda, how and why?

There's a whole lot more mystery and a lot less exposition and the way they go about introducing the Kett is relatively interesting too, if you explore you find out a lot more about them on the opening planet than you do if you don't explore. And you don't know their language either which is pretty cool too and adds another element of mystery that was unexplored in the OT.

Well, this does help me restore the hope somewhat, and I admit, my impression of original ME's opening was likely rather rose-tinted. However, that might really be the problem here: the gamers like us who were young back then have grown up, most "core gamers" who grew up in the 90's are obviously even older. We are not particularly impressed by the grade of writing anymore, and because of the birth rates and such, there are even fewer younger gamers who could have counterbalanced us. So, that is probably why " It seems to be the next popular thing to hate on Mass Effect" - the impression I get is that they simply banked too much that "what worked back then will work out now" and didn't take these changes into account. It seems to be particularly prominent for the formerly Xbox-exclusive franchises (which the original ME briefly was) for whatever reason:  from what I heard, both Halo 5 and Gears of War 4 tried to just remake the first (second, for Halo 5) game with shinier graphics, and neither worked out all that well.

You bring up interesting points, but I'm still unsure it fits with ME:A considering that only a portion of it is available right now. We'll have to wait and see the entire game's release in order to judge its merits in its entirety. To hate on this game before its release is pretty asinine and quite cynical. Anytime a gamer claims to hate a game before its release and says "I'm doing it because it's for the good of the community" is naive and I would say downright stupid. As a gamer myself I want nothing but success from not just games that I am looking forward to but from any games that come out. I don't mean success in sales, I mean success in what that game strives to accomplish. The mindset that is being permeated (especially in this case) in which we MUST scoff at a game's release because of its AAA developer or because it's part of a series is counter-intuitive, what we should want is success and instead we are wanting failure. I'm not saying to be a blind fanboy like our resident Asian man, but I'm saying that we should take everything we know thus far with a grain of salt and await its release and THEN we can judge it completely for what it is.

It happened with Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor. The moment of its reveal, the whole gaming community immediately reacted negatively because it seemed to borrow too much from other games due to its gameplay elements and its narrative "shitting" all over established Tolkien lore. And while it does take some freedom from its lore and diverges a bit from it, the game was a critical success, many critics showering praises which led to a complete 180. Hating on a game before its release does absolutely nothing productive and only serves to continue the cynical circlejerk that is the gaming community as a whole.

Well, first reviews are out, and they are not exactly enamoured (http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-4/mass-effect-andromeda/critic-reviews) with the game. Player reception will almost certainly be a lot worse.

Also, is it wrong that I find the way some people apparently got pissed off over bullshit like this, just kinda entertaining on its own?

Spoiler (hover to show)
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Frankie on March 20, 2017, 08:59:24 pm
The plot to Andromeda from what I've seen so far has the possibility of being much more intriguing than that of the first Mass Effect. Who are the Kett? Why are they here? Why are they doing what they're doing on these planets? What happened to the golden worlds, and what the hell are these structures and what are these Remnant beings? The Kett are visitors just like us and didn't come from Andromeda, how and why?

There's a whole lot more mystery and a lot less exposition and the way they go about introducing the Kett is relatively interesting too, if you explore you find out a lot more about them on the opening planet than you do if you don't explore. And you don't know their language either which is pretty cool too and adds another element of mystery that was unexplored in the OT.

Well, this does help me restore the hope somewhat, and I admit, my impression of original ME's opening was likely rather rose-tinted. However, that might really be the problem here: the gamers like us who were young back then have grown up, most "core gamers" who grew up in the 90's are obviously even older. We are not particularly impressed by the grade of writing anymore, and because of the birth rates and such, there are even fewer younger gamers who could have counterbalanced us. So, that is probably why " It seems to be the next popular thing to hate on Mass Effect" - the impression I get is that they simply banked too much that "what worked back then will work out now" and didn't take these changes into account. It seems to be particularly prominent for the formerly Xbox-exclusive franchises (which the original ME briefly was) for whatever reason:  from what I heard, both Halo 5 and Gears of War 4 tried to just remake the first (second, for Halo 5) game with shinier graphics, and neither worked out all that well.

You bring up interesting points, but I'm still unsure it fits with ME:A considering that only a portion of it is available right now. We'll have to wait and see the entire game's release in order to judge its merits in its entirety. To hate on this game before its release is pretty asinine and quite cynical. Anytime a gamer claims to hate a game before its release and says "I'm doing it because it's for the good of the community" is naive and I would say downright stupid. As a gamer myself I want nothing but success from not just games that I am looking forward to but from any games that come out. I don't mean success in sales, I mean success in what that game strives to accomplish. The mindset that is being permeated (especially in this case) in which we MUST scoff at a game's release because of its AAA developer or because it's part of a series is counter-intuitive, what we should want is success and instead we are wanting failure. I'm not saying to be a blind fanboy like our resident Asian man, but I'm saying that we should take everything we know thus far with a grain of salt and await its release and THEN we can judge it completely for what it is.

It happened with Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor. The moment of its reveal, the whole gaming community immediately reacted negatively because it seemed to borrow too much from other games due to its gameplay elements and its narrative "shitting" all over established Tolkien lore. And while it does take some freedom from its lore and diverges a bit from it, the game was a critical success, many critics showering praises which led to a complete 180. Hating on a game before its release does absolutely nothing productive and only serves to continue the cynical circlejerk that is the gaming community as a whole.

Well, first reviews are out, and they are not exactly enamoured (http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-4/mass-effect-andromeda/critic-reviews) with the game. Player reception will almost certainly be a lot worse.

Also, is it wrong that I find the way some people apparently got pissed off over bullshit like this, just kinda entertaining on its own?

Spoiler (hover to show)

Yeah, the ultimate weakness to me from the trial was character writing and it seems to show in these reviews that the writing is the worst aspect. Oh well, piracy time it is. And yeah, people getting pissed over PC BS is always going to happen one way or another.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on March 22, 2017, 03:57:41 pm
Someone also brought up the 5/7 meme in the comments to Sterling's video for this game.

(http://i.imgur.com/U7XZKeR.png)

Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Kale Pasta on March 24, 2017, 12:32:58 am
Someone also brought up the 5/7 meme in the comments to Sterling's video for this game.

(http://i.imgur.com/U7XZKeR.png)


I still see it pop up on Reddit occasionally.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Jim Raynor Remastered on March 24, 2017, 07:27:08 am
Someone also brought up the 5/7 meme in the comments to Sterling's video for this game.

(http://i.imgur.com/U7XZKeR.png)


I heard it one time after the end of a class.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Frankie on March 27, 2017, 11:46:18 pm
ME:A is fucking not so bad.

The characters here are better than ME1 and the fact that people are trying to compare them is pretty funny (don't tell me you cared for Garrus or Tali in ME1, they weren't even characters in that game, it wasn't until the second game that they were actually fleshed out while in ME:A the characters are all pretty fleshed out from the get-go).

Story is okay, pacing is great, but so far the game is drawing a lot of similarities to the first especially after the big reveal for the Kett in the middle of the game (the Kett feel like Reaper-lite, while the Remnants are basically Protheans although this is an unfair conclusion as I have yet to see anything else from them other than the fact that their technology is the driving force in saving Andromeda).

All in all, the hate is entirely overblown honestly. It's got a lot of content (most of it compelling as the side missions have decent enough stories and contribute to the viability of the planets, giving incentive to complete them), and not a lot of filler (unlike Dragon Age: Inquisition, that game is for no-lifers because there's WAAAAY too much filler and little incentive to continue playing them all but you're forced to because of the leveling system).

Honestly, this is much better than Inquisition. I'd say the gameplay is easily hands down the best of the series and I would probably rank it above ME1 honestly (not a big fan of the first one). It's not anything special, it's got flaws, but deep down it's a good time.

ME:A is the definition of a solid 7/10.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Frankie on March 27, 2017, 11:50:11 pm
Oh and it's also funny when people try to point out bad dialogue and voice acting.

It's not like the OT had none of that. No, not at all (but seriously, the OT has some corny ass dialogue with pretty bad voice acting to boot too). I'd guess I would say that the OT is more consistent in writing and voice acting, but it's still a trilogy compared to one game. Compare each game by themselves to Andromeda and you get a more even match-up.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: The One Who Lurks on March 28, 2017, 03:11:45 pm
don't tell me you cared for Garrus or Tali in ME1

But I did...
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Frankie on March 28, 2017, 03:41:48 pm
don't tell me you cared for Garrus or Tali in ME1

But I did...

I can see Garrus...but Tali? Really? She was just there. Don't get me wrong the next two games she's absolutely incredible and probably my second favorite overall, but she was nothing in the first game.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on April 08, 2017, 08:56:36 am
So, Frank, you played it on PC, right? Can you say anything about these patch-related error reports (http://windowsreport.com/mass-effect-andromeda-patch-1-05-issues/)?
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Frankie on April 09, 2017, 06:16:54 pm
So, Frank, you played it on PC, right? Can you say anything about these patch-related error reports (http://windowsreport.com/mass-effect-andromeda-patch-1-05-issues/)?

Have yet to try out the patch. Will do soon more than likely.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Jim Raynor Remastered on April 18, 2017, 07:29:42 pm
Starcraft: Brood War is free at last (https://us.battle.net/forums/en/starcraft/topic/20754425295)
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Frankie on May 09, 2017, 09:56:34 pm
This has got to be one of the most haunting trailers I've ever seen for a game:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gd139Nin33M

For a game like this that showcases a dead child, a school shooting, and human trafficking just through its single-player experience actually makes me incredibly excited for the possibility of being thrusted in that situation to try and contain it.

The fact that only 3 people are making this game (experienced developers, but still) just makes it all the more awe inducing. Definitely wouldn't have gotten away with this bleak realistic darkness if constrained by a studio.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: JakeVoronkov on May 12, 2017, 09:11:32 pm
Just picked up Red Dead Redemption at a garage sale. Can't wait to play it.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Flounder Prefers Browntown on June 14, 2017, 05:55:00 am
Metroid Prime 4 has been announced. (http://kotaku.com/nintendo-announces-metroid-prime-4-1796058481)
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: The One Who Lurks on June 14, 2017, 08:10:50 am
Metroid Prime 4 has been announced. (http://kotaku.com/nintendo-announces-metroid-prime-4-1796058481)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRiGXdIxnMA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRiGXdIxnMA)
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on June 30, 2017, 05:16:54 pm
Bottom 10

No Man's Sky = -449 points, 239 votes

Mafia 3 = -368 points, 208 votes

Cossacks 3 = -241 points, 139 votes

Mighty No 9 = -92 points, 46 votes

Homefront The Revolution = -92 points, 56 votes

Batman: The Telltale Series = -84 points, 74 votes

Dead Rising 4 = -72 points, 48 votes

Bombshell = -57 points, 26 votes

Infinite Warfare = -56 points, 146 votes

How to Survive 2 = -47 points, 36 votes

Watch Dogs 2 = -41 points, 135 votes

I am genuinely surprised by the lack of that Ghostbusters tie-in game.

Most people on that website have simply forgotten it even exists, let alone bothered to play it, that's why. Don't worry, it still got "Worst game based on a license" so justice had been done.

Ayy, Infinite Warfare wasn't last.

That's because most people on the website never thought COD was particularly good in the first place, so many actually liked the shift to space. Hell, like I said before, the star reviewer of the place gave it 77 - higher then Modern Warfare 1, let alone any other COD in between.

I'm now wondering why exactly Danny gave this a "Dumb" rating two weeks after I posted it.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: cupcake on June 30, 2017, 06:14:58 pm
This is so much like those Trollfighter games we wanted to do about 3 years ago, I almost feel nostalgic. (https://rpgmaker.net/games/9606/) Except that it's a bit more retarded, so...not really?

If you wanted to make a video game, you're on the wrong forum, pal.  Most of the users here are complete retards when it comes to tech.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on June 30, 2017, 07:22:20 pm
Kinda feel bad that no one responded to this essay.

Well, they're two relatively obscure games, and you kinda have to be consistently immersed in game culture to know of them. (Though they're still somewhat known inside it: Serpent of the Staglands I mentioned earlier in the thread is (deservedly) in a whole different realm of obscure, for instance.) In a way, that's a reason why I often prefer freeware RPGMaker: hardly anyone plays them (though I intend to change that somewhat), but you can beat them in a couple of hours and then write a several-thousand word review that'll be read and responded to, even if it's the creator telling you to get lost. )

Anyway, I also got Life and Strange for my birthday, and finished first episode of it last week, I won't touch the rest of it for a while, since I'm just too busy for now. It's been described everywhere I read as "like TellTale but better", and so I guess Walking Dead game fans here will like it a lot more than I do at the moment.  It probably does give more freedom than TellTale (according to the episode summary, I've made 4 major decisions and ~15 minor that'll have some consequences later on.)

Coming off Alpha Protocol, though, it still feels rather restricted for me. Things like automatic SMS conversations, photo-taking as a scripted dialogue option (even though she's a photographer), and the way major decisions often have you choose between two options and then watch the rest of conversation go automatically aren't exactly endearing. It's still nice, but doesn't feel like GOTY so far.

Telltale's The Walking Dead is legitimately an amazing experience (my personal 2012 GOTY). Life Is Strange is one of the worst games I have ever had the displeasure of playing BUT it makes for some funny ass playthroughs for Youtubers.
Kinda feel bad that no one responded to this essay.

Well, they're two relatively obscure games, and you kinda have to be consistently immersed in game culture to know of them. (Though they're still somewhat known inside it: Serpent of the Staglands I mentioned earlier in the thread is (deservedly) in a whole different realm of obscure, for instance.) In a way, that's a reason why I often prefer freeware RPGMaker: hardly anyone plays them (though I intend to change that somewhat), but you can beat them in a couple of hours and then write a several-thousand word review that'll be read and responded to, even if it's the creator telling you to get lost. )

Anyway, I also got Life and Strange for my birthday, and finished first episode of it last week, I won't touch the rest of it for a while, since I'm just too busy for now. It's been described everywhere I read as "like TellTale but better", and so I guess Walking Dead game fans here will like it a lot more than I do at the moment.  It probably does give more freedom than TellTale (according to the episode summary, I've made 4 major decisions and ~15 minor that'll have some consequences later on.)

Coming off Alpha Protocol, though, it still feels rather restricted for me. Things like automatic SMS conversations, photo-taking as a scripted dialogue option (even though she's a photographer), and the way major decisions often have you choose between two options and then watch the rest of conversation go automatically aren't exactly endearing. It's still nice, but doesn't feel like GOTY so far.

Telltale's The Walking Dead is legitimately an amazing experience (my personal 2012 GOTY). Life Is Strange is one of the worst games I have ever had the displeasure of playing BUT it makes for some funny ass playthroughs for Youtubers.
Life is Strange is pretentious nonsense; plain and simple. Lol it's so fucking bad.
What a pity. A friend of mine who finished that game on it's fullest said that he absolutly loved it. Well, snowflakes, I suppose

Meanwhile, I started playing Life is Strange Episode 2 now, exactly 4 months after I played episode 1. So far, it's exactly as mediocre as the preceding one. Still that sense of things happening in a vacuum, still the same barely interactive dialogues where choice occasionally seems placed only  where it would matter the least. I just got to a point where, after seeing a fisherman standing alongside the "Save our City" booklets, seeing two unemployed recently, etc. you only possible response to his "Arcadia is not the same fishing town I grew up in" is "Has the town changed?" or "Talk Later". Ugh. I think I'll be going outside now and finish this later. Before starting another episode in a few more months time, at this rate.
Watching the YMS guy play this game was pretty fun.

Yeah, that way you don't have to think too hard about it. Yeah... I really don't like it when some say a game "should have been a movie", etc. (especially because it's totally not true here, and the movie would've likely been ****.) However, I can't deny that the best parts of the game are, in rough order: those long Max-Chloe conversations that are totally non-interactive: the moments where you just hear her thoughts about all the stuff laying about; (some of) the actual adventure gameplay setpieces where you get a range of objects to work on and a chance to be wrong (like the train one, even though it also makes no sense.)

At the same time, it's clear that Dontnod has no idea how to make the dialogue choices work, or indeed, how to handle multiple plotlines in general. I still didn't finish the episode: I quit again after the following happened.

In the previous episode, I made the early choice to tell the principal about that Nathan jerk. In this episode, I've received a threat spray-painted onto the wall of the dorm, plus a threatening text message from anonymous caller (as well as a legal threat from his rich father.) Now, I run into the principal again, in what is an optional encounter, and I can't either show him the text message or the dorm. Like, I can confront him about the case itself, but I can't mention this key detail while he harps on about how safe the academy is! And really, so much of the plot is like this so far.

So, I finally came back to this game and finished it all over the week. Basically, it seems like I dropped it off back then right before it finally hit its stride. Episode 3 is very much its peak, being at a high 9/10. The process finally gets complexity to it, and the way every second phrase in it is basically a consequence of your past choice is awesome, and while it might've been a little cliche, the end of episode 3/start of episode 4 was basically perfect (if you played it, you know what I'm referring to). Episode 4 is similarly strong for the first two thirds, but the ending section is bland, mainly existing to tie up every tertiary character's plotline with a boilerplate statement from Max, right before the not-so-surprising twist. Episode 5 is when Dontnod runs out of ways to continue organically and throws literally every single alternate chain of events possible instead. There are some awesome setpieces at the start, and some really good scenes too, but at that point the story goes full Donnie Darko, and it sucks. (The whole "nightmare" bit is one of the worst things I have played through in a while.)

In all, I would go for 7,1/10 or thereabouts. It's absolutely worth playing for the middle, in spite of the flaws before and after. I also tried looking at it same way I did at 1984 earlier, as a syncretic amalgamation of earlier works, and this gets confusing as well. Essentially, main time travel plotline is more-or-less equal parts Butterfly Effect, Back to the Future, and Donnie Darko, with significant elements of The Girl with Dragon Tattoo + "normal" high school romance films. Not a single one of them is done as well or better than forebears, but they support each other altogether due to mutual necessity. I wish there was a version of it dropping the Donnie Darko aspect entirely (and perhaps "Dragon Tattoo" one as well), but then the strict 5 day structure would not have a justification, and it would become something significantly more scattered like Firewatch. to give just one example.

Now I really want to just go through Heavy Rain purely to compare the two (and since I already got it with the console), and then go for comparisons with more recent alternatives: TWD Season One, Dreamfall Chapters (though that would essentially require original The Longest Journey and Dreamfall first), Firewatch... perhaps even Technobabylon and Gemini Rue on the other end of the spectrum!
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Tut on June 30, 2017, 07:36:54 pm
I paid money for a video game for the first time in my life a few months ago. Bought Civ V on sale for twelve bucks. I've only played it a few times since then, but it's a fun game. Portugal is my fave.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: cupcake on June 30, 2017, 07:52:28 pm
for indie games, i got INSIDE, which is a good platformer so far.  definitely has atmosphere. 
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on June 30, 2017, 08:03:13 pm
This is so much like those Trollfighter games we wanted to do about 3 years ago, I almost feel nostalgic. (https://rpgmaker.net/games/9606/) Except that it's a bit more retarded, so...not really?

If you wanted to make a video game, you're on the wrong forum, pal.  Most of the users here are complete retards when it comes to tech.

Yeah, I know: for that, I go to RMN in the link above or the Russian Riot Pixels (plus a whole bunch of related developer blogs not worth listing in full on here). To be fair, RPGMaker is probably the most retard-friendly game engine there is, which is why there is so much shit on it, with the above probably being another example. (Though I might well try it now out of morbid curiosity regardless.) Still, it had its own breakthrough games that were entirely narrative-based (To The Moon and Always Sometimes Monsters), neither requiring that much coding, which is why I'm sticking around both here (narrative) and there (actual design stuff).

After all, making short free prototype games on it to test out the writing ideas I might have put into (unfinished) scripts otherwise, while learning all the high-level coding in the meantime to eventually create a proper commercial game seems like the most realistic way to enter the industry now. Pretty  much all the successful indie developers I know of had a little trail of such small games before their big hit, while those trying to go commercial from the get go either get their reputation soiled with ambitious, empty, unfinished messes, or start by selling something so ordinary no-one ever pays attention to them even as their skills improve.   

for indie games, i got INSIDE, which is a good platformer so far.  definitely has atmosphere. 

Oh of course, one of the best games of past year, (or so I heard.) After all, that's ~80,000 sales on PC alone in the first week (~600,000 now), 79% from the ultra-negative community on our RP, and I'm pretty sure it got a few GOTYs as well. Really ought to look up more about the developers (Playdead), actually. I know they became stars of the gaming world after Limbo (which is why they could spend nearly six years on Inside), but I don't know how big the team was, or what past experience they had, and that stuff is often quire interesting.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: cupcake on June 30, 2017, 08:14:45 pm
After all, making short free prototype games on it to test out the writing ideas I might have put into (unfinished) scripts otherwise, while learning all the high-level coding in the meantime to eventually create a proper commercial game seems like the most realistic way to enter the industry now. Pretty  much all the successful indie developers I know of had a little trail of such small games before their big hit, while those trying to go commercial from the get go either get their reputation soiled with ambitious, empty, unfinished messes, or start by selling something so ordinary no-one ever pays attention to them even as their skills improve.   


i recall my rather short phase of wanting to become a game developer.  Long story short, programming sucks and I hate C++ dearly, but it's a useful skill to brag about.


Oh of course, one of the best games of past year, (or so I heard.) After all, that's ~80,000 sales on PC alone in the first week (~600,000 now), 79% from the ultra-negative community on our RP, and I'm pretty sure it got a few GOTYs as well. Really ought to look up more about the developers (Playdead), actually. I know they became stars of the gaming world after Limbo (which is why they could spend nearly six years on Inside), but I don't know how big the team was, or what past experience they had, and that stuff is often quire interesting.

I played the Limbo demo for a long time years ago.  I was close to getting the game, but I chose not to.  There was a Steam bundle where I could get both Limbo and INSIDE for like $9 or something.  Next game I plan to get is DragonBall Xenoverse.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: cupcake on July 03, 2017, 07:12:01 pm
When you try to make a black character in a RPG. (http://i.imgur.com/TFLYiKp.jpg)
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Frankie on July 16, 2017, 01:41:26 am
Still one of my favorite game related videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_u18_BKczg
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on July 22, 2017, 01:37:18 pm
I'm more than halfway through Heavy Rain, and it's so fucking dumb.

I am not even sure what pisses me off the most about it by now: dialogues that do not change anything even when you are allowed to say something yourself (only action scenes seem to have an effect), its overall backwardness compared to Life is Strange (two static cameras are worse than LiS over-the shoulder one in most cases, and "thoughts" basically do the same thing as "Look" command in LiS, but much worse: you often have to awkwardly stall if you want to see them all (your own thoughts[/b]), there are fewer of them in general, and levels feel dead and artificial relative to LiS because there are way fewer interactive objects), or indeed, the idiotic plot where no-one bothers to talk about the most obvious things, dialogue is actually pretty bad even when it's preset (I absolutely hate all the bullshit Ethan and Madison are forced to say to each other) and its addiction to starting all the non-Ethan scenes out of context and then ending them with all kinds of bullshit action stuff. 

Anyway, I am now at the point where Ethan has to shoot a guy (or not), and I wonder who I care about less. I absolutely do not care what happens to Ethan (I just grabbed the first sharp thing I could for the previous trial, and did not  even bother searching for antiseptic or whatever before cutting), I guess I shouldn't shoot that guy, and I do sorta want to save the kid (at least he wasn't as annoying as his autistic red balloon brother). However, I am not sure if I want to bother with whatever stuff I'll have to do to allow Ethan to save Shaun if I do not shoot the guy. Decisions!

* Also, I heard who the real killer was years before I finally got to it now, and I suppose that does detract from experience. Still, in good stories you notice the details foreshadowing the twist. In Heavy Rain, you just notice how it throws random cliched red herrings at you, hardly even bothering to establish their connection with the murders.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Tut on July 22, 2017, 01:51:00 pm
I'm more than halfway through Heavy Rain, and it's so fucking dumb.

I am not even sure what pisses me off the most about it by now: dialogues that do not change anything even when you are allowed to say something yourself (only action scenes seem to have an effect), its overall backwardness compared to Life is Strange (two static cameras are worse than LiS over-the shoulder one in most cases, and "thoughts" basically do the same thing as "Look" command in LiS, but much worse: you often have to awkwardly stall if you want to see them all (your own thoughts[/b]), there are fewer of them in general, and levels feel dead and artificial relative to LiS because there are way fewer interactive objects), or indeed, the idiotic plot where no-one bothers to talk about the most obvious things, dialogue is actually pretty bad even when it's preset (I absolutely hate all the bullshit Ethan and Madison are forced to say to each other) and its addiction to starting all the non-Ethan scenes out of context and then ending them with all kinds of bullshit action stuff. 

Anyway, I am now at the point where Ethan has to shoot a guy (or not), and I wonder who I care about less. I absolutely do not care what happens to Ethan (I just grabbed the first sharp thing I could for the previous trial, and did not  even bother searching for antiseptic or whatever before cutting), I guess I shouldn't shoot that guy, and I do sorta want to save the kid (at least he wasn't as annoying as his autistic red balloon brother). However, I am not sure if I want to bother with whatever stuff I'll have to do to allow Ethan to save Shaun if I do not shoot the guy. Decisions!

* Also, I heard who the real killer was years before I finally got to it now, and I suppose that does detract from experience. Still, in good stories you notice the details foreshadowing the twist. In Heavy Rain, you just notice how it throws random cliched red herrings at you, hardly even bothering to establish their connection with the murders.

Press x to Shaun.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0t0uCWjQ6Og
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on July 22, 2017, 03:06:30 pm
Now, I am Scott. I just cooked the steaming yellowish mass of protein that passes for scrambled eggs for Lauren, but she ran off with the typewriter client list and the origami magazines.

I do nothing but sit and wait, listening to the rain. I am hoping she figures it out now. I am hoping the charade will end. I already let the police have all the fingerprints they needed, yet it was still not enough. How long must the torment go?
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on July 22, 2017, 03:24:47 pm
Now we have a flashback to another kid. Is this young Shelby? At least then it wouldn't feel so indulgent.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on July 22, 2017, 03:32:59 pm
Now we have a flashback to another kid. Is this young Shelby? At least then it wouldn't feel so indulgent.

This flashback seems intentionally tailored to make us lose any and all sympathy for that dumbass.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on July 22, 2017, 04:55:03 pm
Stopped for now right as that "chapter" ended. I think I have about 10 more to go, starting from a second nightclub/party sequence, so I ought to finish this thing tomorrow. I suppose the only slightly interesting thing left now is how the Kramers actually figure into this. I am guessing that Scott is investigating Kramer's son in order to
Spoiler (hover to show)
, but that doesn't quite explain everything. I am eager to see the explanation from the minds behind that scrapyard fight, or indeed, those motorway/powerplant sequences.

Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: cupcake on July 31, 2017, 03:43:55 pm
Just got STALKER: Call of Pripyat on Steam.  Wonder if I'll enjoy this one, though.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: $+/\|_¡|\| on July 31, 2017, 04:50:14 pm
I'm thinking of getting Hotline Miami.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on July 31, 2017, 05:26:41 pm
Just got STALKER: Call of Pripyat on Steam.  Wonder if I'll enjoy this one, though.

I'm thinking of getting Hotline Miami.

Haven't played either yet, but it's fun how both of these have a history with our Ag.ru / riotpixels.com critics. Stalker as a whole has been a cult game in Russia, and its main reviewer (the one who despises MGS, and now largely retired from reviewing to do translations) was already infamous for not liking the original much. (Some casual game about 3 blind mice briefly became a meme after it came out same week and got a higher score.) Then, the preceding add-on, Clear Skies was so bugged upon release they actually coded the review text to become corrupted and display "download patch" error messages as you read it. (http://www.ag.ru/games/s-t-a-l-k-e-r-clear-sky/review)

Hotline Miami also became a meme after another reviewer (who dislikes most non-board games in general) utterly hated it (30%), and people have been referring to this review to this day. Then, two guys here made a troll version of it called Bloodbath Kavkaz where you played as Chechen terrorist, got missions from a guy in Putin mask and had a "Maidan" level. It was utterly broken trash, but it worked, and they now became semi-famous and seem to be making quite a bit of money publishing other people's trash on Steam.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on November 06, 2017, 03:47:55 pm
The "debate" around new Wolfenstein 2 has been fun. Metacritic seems to have cleaned up most of the "reviews" accusing it of being antifa or destroying the Western civilisation, but there's still the most unusual shit lurking around. I particularly like this quote from RPS, at the tail end of 920-word comment:

Return to Castle Wolfenstein is the closest a video game has gotten to Gravity’s Rainbow; The New Order is more akin to Robert Harris’ Fatherland. (https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2017/10/26/wolfenstein-2-the-new-colossus-review-pc/#comment-2531273)


Also, this is apparently a thing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaPDFcc1EWU
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: cupcake on November 14, 2017, 07:02:18 pm
Cuphead is addictive as hell.

And Sonic Mania is amazing.

That is all.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Charles Longboat Jr. on November 14, 2017, 10:38:49 pm
Cuphead is addictive as hell.

And Sonic Mania is amazing.

That is all.
My brother bought Cuphead about two weeks ago and from the looks of it he would certainly agree. I might try it for a bit over Thanksgiving break.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: cupcake on November 14, 2017, 11:10:42 pm
Cuphead is addictive as hell.

And Sonic Mania is amazing.

That is all.
My brother bought Cuphead about two weeks ago and from the looks of it he would certainly agree. I might try it for a bit over Thanksgiving break.

yeah it's good, BUT HAVE YOUR PUNK ASS BROTHER BUY SONIC MANIA. 
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Charles Longboat Jr. on November 19, 2017, 01:08:06 am
I had a get together with some friends, and one of them brought their PS2 and Star Wars Battlefront II. Despite this being essentially my first time playing it my side technically won against my more experienced friend (though I can't credit myself because it was the Endor stage and I got lost).

Another person brought their Switch so I got to try out Mario Odyssey for a little bit, which was fun.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Jim Raynor Remastered on November 20, 2017, 08:13:32 am
Cuphead is addictive as hell.

Late ass response, I know, but my older brother finished it a few weeks ago and he told me of how frustrating some of the bosses were. Maybe I’ll give it a shot once the summer vacation starts. I quite like the shoot’em up genre and some a genuine challenge.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on December 02, 2017, 04:31:57 am
Cuphead is addictive as hell.

Late ass response, I know, but my older brother finished it a few weeks ago and he told me of how frustrating some of the bosses were. Maybe I’ll give it a shot once the summer vacation starts. I quite like the shoot’em up genre and some a genuine challenge.

I saw that game's stuff on YouTube when it came out, and yeah, it looks awesome. The boss-only principle reminds me of last year's Furi, which is where my signature comes from. Of course, Furi is top-down/3rd person (camera can change pretty rapidly), has worse graphics but better OST and is more like an arthouse adaptation of Oblivion (the film) plot-wise. I suppose it would be a little easier, so you could practice on that first. It also has "only" 10 bosses, and you can technically finish the game halfway through. In fact, that might be morally superior.

Also, the "Cuphead is just like Dark Souls" just won't die. Not when it produces awesome stuff like this:

https://youtu.be/FBE8sh7nv4s
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Charles Longboat Jr. on December 27, 2017, 12:07:37 am
Super Mario Odyssey is a fun game. I also got Breath of the Wild and the Mario Kart 8 port for the Switch, which should be sufficient for a while.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: cupcake on February 11, 2018, 10:17:57 pm
Downloading Fortnite to see what the fuss is about.  I've been meaning to get that new Dragonball FighterZ game for a while now...
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: $+/\|_¡|\| on February 12, 2018, 01:44:42 am
Downloading Fortnite to see what the fuss is about.  I've been meaning to get that new Dragonball FighterZ game for a while now...
Honestly nothing that great, unless you play with your friends.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: ChillinDylan Godsend on February 13, 2018, 07:51:29 am
The new Wolfenstein trilogy (New Order, Old Blood, Colossus) is good, but not great.  All 3 are equally playable and enjoyable, but none of them rival the 2009 Wolfenstein or the top Call of Duty games (Modern Warfare 2, Black Ops, Modern Warfare).  Still worth checking out if you like solid FPS games.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on February 20, 2018, 09:58:17 am
So, I saw Aaron getting mentioned on here again while catching up on what I missed. Subsequently, YouTube feed had given me trailer for this tomorrow's release, which just happens to have voice acting from his two favorite YouTubers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNBj9LkhhEk
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on February 28, 2018, 03:25:41 pm
So, I saw Aaron getting mentioned on here again while catching up on what I missed. Subsequently, YouTube feed had given me trailer for this tomorrow's release, which just happens to have voice acting from his two favorite YouTubers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNBj9LkhhEk

Aaaand it's now one of the worst games (http://store.steampowered.com/app/723390/Hunt_Down_The_Freeman/) to have been released this year already. Still, it did give us this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOzZdhywMeE
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on February 28, 2018, 03:45:01 pm
Also, when it comes to actually playing games, I have been on a roguelike winning streak over the past couple months, whereas I finally finished games I started playing years ago. First, I managed to beat Spelunky Classis before New Year (which I first played in like 2013, if not earlier.) Last month, I beat hets (https://ditto.itch.io/hets), which is not that great, but still a pretty weird platform shooter thing.

Finally, I am now one of the comparatively few people who have beaten the (2nd) oldest roguelike - NetHack itself, which is older than anyone here besides Dylan. It "only" took about three months of continuous attempts this time, two years after I started playing, which is kinda quick given there are people who haven't beaten it after playing for more than a decade. The last day of playing it in particular was this strange mix of excitement for having gotten this far in the first place, huge tension of potentially losing it all, at any step and the boredom of objectively becoming practically unkillable by that point, having carefuly eliminated practically all the potential instakills beforehand. Not sure I'll ever repeat the experience.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: The One Who Lurks on February 28, 2018, 10:42:45 pm
Aaaand it's now one of the worst games (http://store.steampowered.com/app/723390/Hunt_Down_The_Freeman/) to have been released this year already. Still, it did give us this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOzZdhywMeE


-President Keemstar
-Sergeant IHE
-Stolen, poorly used Crysis 2 quote

This game's just full of surprises.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Jed Groff on March 01, 2018, 11:22:28 pm
Finally, finally, finally bought a PS4 Slim, after months of planning. Already heavily stocked up on games. I just beat Limbo, Inside, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Outlast, Outlast 2, and Until Dawn. Currently starting Horizon Zero Dawn.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Frankie on March 03, 2018, 10:45:07 am
Is this the best film adaptation on a video game? I mean it captures the feel of Papers, Please pretty well:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFHHGETsxkE
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on March 17, 2018, 11:11:11 am
I changed my mind. HDTF is one of the best things to have happened to gaming so far this year:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f769UhLI5i4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSjM5poWd1s

A pity for the 2k or so people who actually bought it though. And the YouTuber who apparently invested her (?) year's revenue into making it possible, and now has no way to treat their dog, who (apparently) got heavily sick after this.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Robert Neville on May 19, 2018, 03:44:10 pm
Downloaded Galactic Civilisations 2 off Humble Bundle when it was free yesterday. Next time, I should probably post more about such giveaways, in case anyone left here is interested in such games. It's old, but apparently still very good, and since I bought Endless Space 2 a couple of months ago, I now have two 4X space strategy  games to compare to each other. (Not that I am likely to have time to seriously play either one for the foreseeable future, when their sessions stretch into dozens of hours.)

Then, Torment: Tides of Numenera can be played for free until the end of the weekend, along with 60% discount to continue playing. To those not in the know, it's theoretically an RPG, but more of a visual novel in practice, with 2 million words or so, and the ability to talk your way out of any potential fight. It certainly has a pretty unusual premise: you are a discarded avatar of a god who's just gained sentience now that your creator moved on to the next body, and your newborn mind is infected by some psychic thing (Sorrow) that's devoted to hunting down said god and anyone he's created. The idea is not wholly unique (I heard a certain Japanese game that recently got a sequel also did that, but that would be going deep into spoilers.), but still original for the genre, and there's a ton of other weirdness around.

Even so, the game and the writing have been controversial, and I can see why. In its first few hours, at least, there's an issue similar to what I felt with Life is Strange at first; you get a lot of dialogue choices, (unlike LiS, TellTale or Alpha Protocol, there's often 6-7 of them at once), but their logic is deeply questionable. So often, something strange you never heard of will be name-dropped, and you'll have some other useless or duplicate questions, but no way of asking about that very thing. You'll just have to trust it'll come up later in the story, which may never happen. The way a $4million+ game has nice area graphics, but doesn't bother with portraits during conversations, or describes the numerous recollections of god's past lives entirely through text, is also weird to say the least.

Still, there's merit to it, and I'll probably play for a bit more, but I doubt I'll buy this at this time, discount be damned.
Title: Re: The Video Games MegaThread
Post by: Charles Longboat Jr. on June 12, 2018, 04:10:23 pm
Ridley's in Smash Bros now, and Snake and Ice Climbers are back. Too bad I'll have to wait till December to play it.