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The thread for any random video game news you don't want to bother making a new thread for. What's up in game world? Overwatch League just started, did anyone care?

 

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"From my PoV, he says a lot of stuff, why I still prefer to play older over newer games. with the exceptions of few Indy gems. It's not nostalgia, the older games just forced you to use your brain more often. And the feeling which you got, when you did overcome some riddle or hard quest or boss, was much more rewarding than in today's openworld checkbox simulators with cutscenes."

games always sucked, difference is in the 80s and 90s there wasn't youtube



I think we can blame wow when they started doing the quest location answer thingies. Once they started showing where the quest items and locations to complete the quests, I started noticing alot of games join in.
Quest markers I believe they are called?



 

"From my PoV, he says a lot of stuff, why I still prefer to play older over newer games. with the exceptions of few Indy gems. It's not nostalgia, the older games just forced you to use your brain more often. And the feeling which you got, when you did overcome some riddle or hard quest or boss, was much more rewarding than in today's openworld checkbox simulators with cutscenes."

games always sucked, difference is in the 80s and 90s there wasn't youtube

I disagree.
https://youtu.be/W1ZtBCpo0eU

Back then the games cost the same as—or more than they do today... but back then they could only justify the price on their gameplay, humor, and story elements. These days, there are developers that make interactive paintings, and call them games. Even Todd Howard has openly admitted that they make games to entertain (coddle) the player rather than challenge them. Older games presented (and still present) challenge; and were not afraid of petulant players.

I've found shockingly few games in the last decade that hold my interest; The Witcher (1) is one of them. Toribash is one of them; magic sands (Java game) is one of them. The Disciples & King's Bounty series both held my interest a lot longer than I expected. Grim Fandango. Die By The Sword, Machinarium; (too short though). The FO3 GECK—but not the FO3 game. :(

I have Witcher 2 & 3 installed; both day one purchases. I am finishing the Dark Queen of Krynn series for the first time. I've never played Witcher 3—but for part of the tutorial; that was enough. I'd play Blood over F.E.A.R. any day; all week long, if it was pick one or the other; and they are made by the same studio. I played Dead Space for about 22 minutes; I haven't played it since. It was boring. Grimrock 1 & 2, I liked. The Superhot demo, I liked; I'd be playing FO3 if FO3 had combat like Superhot.

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Edit: (after Mamoulian War)
I liked Rune a lot, but Skyrim not so much at all; except for them hiring Max von Sydow. :thumbsup:
I'd have loved Skyrim —if it had had the combat* and level design aesthetics of Rune; they seem to have copied in ways that just didn't matter to it; leaving the important stuff out...
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(... like they did with Fallout in FO3.)

*A point to mention about Rune's combat: Rune is not an RPG, it's a third person stabber/platformer almost akin to Golden Axe.
I would want to have combat be more skill based than twitch based, in an RPG.

 



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Yup actually Jim Sterling cared :D


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Well, he cared about the skins that came with it anyway. And only enough to hate on them. :p


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I can't help but feel half of their issues are due to using CryEngine, the other half from using double precision floats for every god damn thing, and obviously indev feature bloat.



Ubisoft might pull of a scaled down and focuses realization of a similar experience with BG&E2. Even that seems like a pipe dream, but it's a pipe dream I still can see myself dreaming about.

I thought they switched to something from Amazon a while ago, wasn't that what all the drama with CryTek was all about?

Edited by marelooke, 11 January 2018 - 01:50 AM.


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That's not Demon's Souls...


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**** em. :/



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I'm hoping for a pc version.



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I can't help but feel half of their issues are due to using CryEngine, the other half from using double precision floats for every god damn thing, and obviously indev feature bloat.



Ubisoft might pull of a scaled down and focuses realization of a similar experience with BG&E2. Even that seems like a pipe dream, but it's a pipe dream I still can see myself dreaming about.

I thought they switched to something from Amazon a while ago, wasn't that what all the drama with CryTek was all about?

 

 

Amazon Lumber, which is basically just CryEngine licensed and re-branded.



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Nice planet you have there...

 

 

According to the devs, there will be multiple types of weapon. Including one that simply shields the world cutting it off from the galaxy for pacifists.

 

Also pirates as a mid-game crisis and hireable mercenaries.


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It seems that Dark Souls Remastered will be released on the Switch, too. Souls on the go!



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Yes, PC, PS4, Xbone, and Switch.
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Here's to hoping this time its a decent port.

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40€ holy bananas. That game needs plenty improvements to justify that price tag, imo.


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*sighs* more DS loot, but probably never arrives in the West :( Dark Souls Trilogy for PS4.

http://www.siliconer...xclusively-ps4/

Edited by Mamoulian War, 11 January 2018 - 11:07 AM.


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Nice planet you have there...

 

 

According to the devs, there will be multiple types of weapon. Including one that simply shields the world cutting it off from the galaxy for pacifists.

 

Also pirates as a mid-game crisis and hireable mercenaries.

Will I finally be able to finish a playthrough as space Hitler?



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*sighs* more DS loot, but probably never arrives in the West :( Dark Souls Trilogy for PS4.

http://www.siliconer...xclusively-ps4/

 

 

Now I can't do that here in Teh ISlamic Republic but you could find something like that pretty easy on ebay. Though that wouldn't be my priority if I could order something from ebay right now. It would be this.

 

*sniff*  *sniff*


Edited by Katphood, 11 January 2018 - 08:26 PM.


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Well, I can't speak Japanese, so I would not be able to enjoy the games as much :/




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