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VIDEO GAMES
« on: September 30, 2013, 09:40:56 PM »
I'm pretty sure just about EVERYONE loves video games now, and I was surprised nobody has started a gaming thread before.

So yes, this thread will be a place to discuss the video games we love and hate.

I've always been fond of puzzle games, turn-based RPGS, strategy games and stuff like that.

My favorite game is Minecraft. Me and my host have built a extremely elaborate nation in our world that we call the Royal Mintopian Alliance  :grin:

I've had a lot of fun watching my host attempt flying planes in Gran Theft Auto 5. It looks like a really fun game, although if I were able to play it, I'd probably just mess around with vehicles the entire time.




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« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2013, 10:09:20 PM »
I've been addicted to Osu for the past few months. I love rhythm games in general, especially when they're competitive and require actual skill to play, and honestly this outdoes Guitar Hero in many ways, even though it's so simplistic in nature.

Besides rhythm games I'll mostly play either stealth, fps, beat-em-ups and the occasional danmaku, though those can't keep my attention span for long. I also prefer games I can involve my tulpas in like chess or other strategy-type stuff. It actually surprises me that not many people play games with their tuppers.

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« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2013, 03:53:55 AM »
My favorite would have to be Chrono Trigger, which was originally for the Super Nintendo, but can be found on Nintendo DS and the Playstation, as well as a dozen other places. The story, music, gameplay and even the art (for a game from 1995 on the SNES, anyway) was really quite something. Unlike it's sequel of Chrono Cross, I feel Trigger has better character development. Cross simply has too many people and it ends up focusing on a minor amount of them. Plenty of history, dialogue, etc... I like to look at my RPG's as an interactive book, with music. I miss my silent protagonist RPGs.

Lately, though, I'm hopping back and forth between an MMO and Morrowind. I like Morrowind, it's my favorite TES title, but some of the gameplay really is kinda weird. Looking forward to Skywind.

As for making the thread, I like games, but not necessarily to the point where I go on about them.

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« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2013, 06:52:42 AM »
Battlefield 4 closed beta starts today!
And of course my only internet option at the moment is an unstable wifi with 2 seconds lag and 70kb/s <.<

So I'm playing Fallout 3 and I love this game, although it could use a bit better graphics.
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« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2013, 10:21:41 AM »
Seconding Morrowind. Man do I love that game. Sure it's a bit clunky and ugly, but some of that can be modded away. But it really is the world I fell in love with, something the later games haven't quite replicated yet. The people, the culture, all of that. It felt like a really hostile world that hated me, something alien and not your average generic European medieval fantasy world. I'll never forget my first trip from Seyda Neen to Balmora. It was dark and raining. All those weird sounds around you... Man, it just sent chills down my spine.

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« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2013, 12:44:47 PM »
Resident Evil was also really really good, especially RE4, as well as Manhunt 2. Something about the grimey realism in Manhunt just makes it hard to forget, and looking through the eyes of a "bad person" has always been an intriguing thing to me. Too bad I haven't seen too many new and interesting games come out.

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« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2013, 01:42:04 PM »
Of games I played recently I remember Metro: Last Light comes to mind as being pretty awesome.
I usually get pretty absorbed into videogames, so I had shivers down the spine all the time. I played it all through in one day with only breaks for toilet and eating.
Ranger hardcore mode is a bit broken since there is no way to check your ammo and you are told none of the commands (not even for quick action scenes).
A bit short (like most non-rpg shooters today) but with headphones and a dark room it's scary.
Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.
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« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2013, 01:56:11 PM »
Oh, I do like Minecraft as well, haha. It is very fun to build things in it. But when it comes to exploration and action, I like Terraria more.

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« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2013, 02:21:03 PM »
Seconding Morrowind. Man do I love that game. Sure it's a bit clunky and ugly, but some of that can be modded away. But it really is the world I fell in love with, something the later games haven't quite replicated yet. The people, the culture, all of that. It felt like a really hostile world that hated me, something alien and not your average generic European medieval fantasy world. I'll never forget my first trip from Seyda Neen to Balmora. It was dark and raining. All those weird sounds around you... Man, it just sent chills down my spine.

Yes, yes. You know of which I speak. The gameplay really was rather lacking, the conversations were repetitive and many of the characters lacked a certain... personality. I think a part of that problem was simply the large numbers of NPC's to begin with. Skyrim in particular seems rather... empty in comparison. They can't really help it, though. The company was dying, so they needed to put out a lot of stuff with a lot of options very quickly. The game did save them.

That is something you don't really get in the newer ones either. It was way more alien. Undead are always undead. But comparing bears, deer, rabbits, various large felines to cliff racers, kagouti, guar, etc..., and it's definitely going to have you paying attention at first. I remember my first trip through a... Believe it was a Dunmer Stronghold. Undead and the Corpus beasts everywhere. Ominous music, and dark hallways with occasional torches and red lights.

And, as you said, it was a harsh, unforgiving area that wanted you dead. If it's not mages lacking hindsight falling from the sky, it's the guards, and the many non-outlanders who curse you as you walk by, only refraining from cutting out your throat because then it's either jail, or death for them as well. There were issues affecting everyone. Issues with taxes, the slave trade, rotten nobles, etc... A lot of this, however, was butchered by the dialogue system either way.

Hopefully, the work from Skywind and possibly OpenMW will help alleviate some of this.

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« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2013, 02:28:39 PM »
...many of the characters lacked a certain... personality.

Crassius Curio. All is forgiven. House Hlaalu forever.

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« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2013, 03:13:21 PM »
All I've been playing is Civilization V. Sooooo fun...
I have no time for time, only results.

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« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2013, 05:02:20 PM »

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« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2013, 05:32:00 PM »
I have no time for time, only results.

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« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2013, 09:11:47 AM »
...many of the characters lacked a certain... personality.

Crassius Curio. All is forgiven. House Hlaalu forever.
I said many. Should have been most. xP We had Fargoth that got picked on a lot and hated the guards for it. Ahnassi which was a monk that stole things but couldn't bring herself to hurt anyone. Crassius... Was Crassius.

Speaking of Hlaalu, some of their quests were fun. There's an earlier one where you're told to kill a competor's Kwama Queen, and if you go to him and talk about it, he'll bribe you to ignore the quest. But if you do it anyway, you pretty much got double favor for doing it anyway. Then you were praised for "understanding how House Hlaalu does business."[/quote] Or the first one where you're asked to put on a helmet and impersonate someone else.

It's a shame that Redoran ended up being the main house to come out on top. I wonder if that was Vivec's doing, as he preferred that House.

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« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2013, 10:18:19 AM »
Been grinding in the item world of the first Disgaea for days now, and I can't stop. Help plz.

Also: Have you achieved CHIM yet?  I have.