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14/05/21(Wed)10:44 No. 142699 ID: 6f339f [Reply]

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I've become extraordinarily bored of video games lately. I haven't played a game that I really really "enjoyed" from start to finish. I want that feeling like the first time through Portal 1 or 2. A sense of wonder and legitimate fun. Games where the story makes you really interested or the atmosphere really sucks you into the game.

Other games I've felt captured this feeling well were the STALKER series, Metro 2033/Last Light, and the Thief series for atmosphere. To The Moon for an example of story. Bioshock 1, Portal Series, Silent Hill 1 and 2, and Deus Ex series for examples of both.

Was going to get the new Thief, but I don't trust it since I have played every installment but the newest and it seems too action-oriented.

I've been playing CS:GO and I'm currently updating BF4, I know they won't fix this feeling, but potato chips can stave off hunger, so y'know.

Any suggestions on games that are an amazing experience start to finish?

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14/11/21(Fri)06:49 No. 143496 ID: e41fff

Metro 2033 Redux and Metro: Last Light Redux. Both really good games that sucked me in.

14/11/21(Fri)08:07 No. 143497 ID: d2ef46

I don't know what it was about Metro 2033 that makes people keep recommending it as though it's one of the greatest FPS games out there. I found it to be extremely generic. Small enemy and weapon variety, boring characters, linear progression, shit story, samey environments, etc. That level with the acid blobs was fucking retarded too.

I did find hard mode to be worth playing through at least once. So I guess if you're in the mood for a one time challenge go for it.

The second game improves damn near everything about the first one though, so if you want an actually good FPS get that.

14/11/21(Fri)22:37 No. 143500 ID: e41fff

That's why o recommended the redux versions. Its 2033 with tue same style as the second. It gives you the option to play them like the first or second. The first being harder cause ammo and filters are scarce. And I think it has an option for a higher level of difficulty. I found playing survival and + hardest difficulty to be emgaging

14/11/20(Thu)06:53 No. 143493 ID: 2f71b2 [Reply]

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free games for steam and a bunch of other shit listed

14/11/05(Wed)13:14 No. 143453 ID: 106043 [Reply]

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So what does /vg/ think of beyond earth? Some say it looks like the same game re-skinned, but I don't think so. The games seem shorter, tech functions way differently, culture is more of an everyone thing rather then just a niche. People are complaining soooo hard about aliens, but frankly I love them, the risk has increased with them but the reward has gone way up. They have somewhat of an AI now, they have different levels of aggression and depending on what you focus they may even just ignore you. I love the harmony/purity/supremacy paths that adds another level of decision making to the game without interfering with science/cultural/military focuses, the quests are just great and suitably rewarding for the effort. Overall I enjoy the game and think it is an improvement, its almost like Civ5 was the beta for this, I look forward to any changes they make in the future.

14/11/14(Fri)19:11 No. 143481 ID: 76629e

I don't think much of it myself, I've played 40 hours and I'm done until the DLCs and/or expansions roll in.
The different sponsors have no personalities, and little to differentiate themselves from each other, and beyond the early game expansion the aliens are of no consequence.
The affinity paths, while interesting, can only really be taken advantage of depending on the available resources surrounding your colonies and expanding beyond 5 -7 cities is laborious at best until the late game with a health surplus.
Quests can be fun if they coincide with your current objectives but, like the wonders, are easily forgotten about.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not bashing the game but I'm not going to be continuing to playing this one up in the same way I do Alpha Centauri.

14/11/11(Tue)05:14 No. 143469 ID: aaa1a0 [Reply]

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At this point I'd honestly be more interested in a new Wild Arms than a new Final Fantasy. Who else liked Wild Arms? Whats your favorite entry in the series? I've been thinking about replaying one soon.

14/11/14(Fri)05:12 No. 143478 ID: f86070

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Only 2. Played it through to the end on my PSP. Character upgrade system was hilariously broken; you could make your characters nearly invincible to standard phys attacks for a good portion of the game. Seemed like a pretty much by-the-book PSX jrpg BUT HEY WESTERN AND HIGH-TECH AND MAGIC. Well that's OK but I wish they'd done more with the battle system and gameplay.

I think I played some of XF, but that's hex strategy.

I'd love to see a new Wild Arms, but in this market I don't think the dev/pub could devote the time & money needed to put one out, at least on console. Handheld makes a lot more sense.

14/05/14(Wed)10:21 No. 142661 ID: d69d0d [Reply]

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How do you all feel about Super Mario Bros 2 being a direct rip off of some Japanese game called Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic?


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14/11/04(Tue)02:57 No. 143443 ID: f86070


Another case I remember: Crimson Tears, some Capcom hack n' slash game for the PS2, totally rips some misic from MGS2.

14/11/13(Thu)00:59 No. 143472 ID: fa3d89

Or how Devil May Cry was going to be Resident Evil 4. Capcom does that shit a lot.

14/11/13(Thu)19:23 No. 143474 ID: d2ef46

Don't forget how Asura's Wrath is a 50/50 mix between God of War and Gurren Lagann.

Comprehensive piece on intellectual bullying the the GamerGate 14/09/19(Fri)07:06 No. 143119 ID: b93dab [Reply] [Last 50 posts]

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14/11/07(Fri)09:09 No. 143460 ID: a576de

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News media doesn't want to kill shit , you gigantic fucking faggot. For them to kill gaming, they'd actually have to be capable of wanting something (anything!) in the first place, which would mean growing a fucking spine, instead of slurping the cock of the gaming industry all the live-long day.

All I see is a bunch of SJW shit-stirring cunts on one side and a load of 15-year-old misogynistic pricks on the other. One needs to go get a fucking real job and chug some Midol, the other needs to go find some funnier shit to get into and realize that the "battle" they're fighting was lost years ago.

14/11/07(Fri)10:43 No. 143461 ID: d8f29e

One, "go get a job" isn't an argument in any capacity, only a vague "na na na I'm better than you" rhetorical flailing. Two, retro gaming is of interest to most people, so you can post elsewhere but obviously you won't because you're nothing but a pedant prick and part of the very problem you're pretending to denounce.

So go discuss video games instead of showcasing your scathing edginess, why don't you.

14/11/11(Tue)05:17 No. 143470 ID: 10d6c2

Every website and news program that gave Jack Thompson a soapbox to preach on and didn't call him on his bullshit were actively trying to kill gaming. They may have changed tactics, but they still exist, and in sufficient numbers to warp any discussion. To these individuals and the audience they're preaching to, gaming is intended solely for children and anyone over the age of 12 who's still playing games should be viewed with suspicion for playing "murder simulators" and similar nonsense. This covers certain elements of western mass media.

Now if you want to talk about Gamergate, then that's a different group of stuffed shirts/talking heads. They don't want to kill gaming, but they do want to financially profit from publishers, even at the expense of their journalistic integrity.

The problem with GG started a long time ago - way back when to get information into the hands of gamers you used to have to go through the gaming press, who wielded considerable power as a result. Back then they were capable of doing things like (gasp) giving a bad game a bad review without worrying about the financial consequences, because publishers had no choice except to go through them. You either went through them, took your lumps, and got information about your game into the minds of their readers, or you risked publishing a game that nobody would know about until long after it had been removed from store shelves.

But then the fall came. As they grew larger, the gaming press was bought up by corporations and other conglomerates. The executives in charge wanted larger bonuses and compensation, so they forced writers to give better reviews to games in exchange for increased compensation from the publisher. Writers who refused to go along were laid off, their severance packages including gag orders to prevent them from discussing the events that led to their termination. Eventually those corporations mostly imploded since their top-heavy organizations consisted of vastly over-compensated executives, where even greenlighting the worst games known to man couldn't draw in enough revenue to pay for their salaries and bonuses.

So then we come to the current day. While the gaming reviewing organizations are smaller, their ethics are still corrupt to the core, as nobody working for publishers was working during the heyday of actual gaming journalism. To them every gaming review writer is expected to play ball, because they've never known it to be any other way. As a result, when anyone bucks the trend and tries to be truthful and honest, lawsuits and threats and blacklisting are the result.

Just look at how anyone complaining about Gamergate is assumed to be a misogynistic 15 year old. But by stating that you've also admitted you wasted your time on the smokescreen t Message too long. Click here to view the full text.

Metro 2033 14/11/08(Sat)05:05 No. 143463 ID: 3b89be [Reply]

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Metro 2033 is available for free on https://www.humblebundle.com/store for 16 hours.
Since 10% of the store proceeds go to charity, by downloading you're also donating 0 dollars to charity. They could really use those $0 guys.

14/11/08(Sat)07:45 No. 143464 ID: c4042e

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do you know about lost alpha the S.T.A.L.K.E.R mod? they redid the game stalker and its free to download.

D.+Rex+!fySHhgpC3E 14/06/02(Mon)14:06 No. 142745 ID: 9433e8 [Reply]

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So have you played Mario Kart 8 yet? Pretty good game over all, if this game doesn't save the WiiU Nintendo would have only Smash to save it, and after 2 years that would be pretty hard.

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14/06/09(Mon)05:09 No. 142759 ID: b22abc

I hope they add proper arena tracks in form of a patch!

14/06/09(Mon)05:18 No. 142761 ID: 0e0897

Battle Mode is my only complaint. The rest of the game is incredible fun, solid, and probably the most balanced Mario Kart i have played. Two ways to elude blue shells? Thanks Nintendo.

14/11/04(Tue)15:55 No. 143446 ID: b75f8b

It's probably the only Mario Kart ever I'm actually interested in buying. Pretty funny how such a simple thing like those hovercars can do that.

A Curious Gamer 14/10/14(Tue)03:19 No. 143303 ID: 6bf202 [Reply]

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Should I consider playing Runescape

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14/10/21(Tue)04:07 No. 143378 ID: 85540e

Play Runescape oldschool, not Runescape 3

14/10/21(Tue)08:53 No. 143380 ID: 5d741c

I've got no idea what it is. Probably a tiny online multiplayer game focused on grinding your lifespan in return for increased to the stats of a character. Combat being an immigrant affair of weighing stats combined with repeated clicking. Mindless.

No. Get a job if possible. If not wander around on foot. Flirt with girls.

EVE seemed interesting about a decade ago. That could be worth checking out, avioding people part of gameplay. Find out how to do tbings on your own. No joystick fighter controls and on foot freeroaming mean it's a piece of shit though in reality. Sort of like homeworld 2 maybe. Sign the Freespace 2 petition, fuck that looked good.

14/11/03(Mon)23:25 No. 143441 ID: 89d01e

it doesnt, not since like early 2006
thats 2007 rs (when original ceo and head dev, andrew gower stepped down and jagex declined to shit) with 2014 mouthbreathing children
hope you like grinding
or bots that grind for you
becuase other than the quests (nearly all of which are actually pretty good), pvp (filled with power creep and obnoxious pussies), or minigames (about half of which are good), theres nothing else to do

14/08/12(Tue)23:51 No. 142964 ID: 56d89d [Reply]

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What are some good games for a decent laptop that is however bottlenecked by its Intel HD4000 GPU?

I'm going away to study, so I was hoping to find some good games to be able to mentally decompress when I have the time. Specifically looking for old and indie games because, well, those are the ones that come to mind first.

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14/10/21(Tue)09:19 No. 143383 ID: 5d741c

We all know this eel.

Answer 1 if you can be fucked: PSX emulation.
-Ghost in the Shell
-Heart of Darkness
-Wipeout 3 or XL

Nobody can really be fucked in reality though. Missing plugins and settings not set right all that shit.

Binary Domain (I haven't played it but I think it's UE3 and it mostly story so should be alright.)
Project Eden

14/10/31(Fri)06:07 No. 143433 ID: 7f2fe3

from your list the only decent one is guacamelee

14/11/01(Sat)09:50 No. 143435 ID: b75f8b

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Cho Ren Sha 68K
Buster's games (Vacant Ark and Iwanaga)
Everything by Locomalito (Hydorah, Viriax, etc.)
Everything by Linley Henzell (Garden of Colored Lights, White Butterfly, etc.)
Everything by Cactus (Clean Asia, Kryzta, etc.)
Everything by Kenta Cho
Radio Zonde
Hyper Wars
Go Beryllium!
Psyche Metal: The Bleeding
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