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I don't like playing JRPG's anymore because I don't find them a rewarding experience in terms of hours of input, grinding, and having to either have high functioning autism to even keep track of convoluted and silly story plotlines, or the character outright being a cookie cutter imagination of every other RPG character that has come before them.
 

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I have an unpopular opinion related to this. I don't think "grinding" is a bad thing
The tl;dr of this video is that while some rpgs force the player to grind (original Final Fantasy comes to mind) the majority of jrpgs released in the last 20-30 years don't. As evidence of this one can do a "low level" run of games like Final Fantasy 6 and still complete it if you take advantage of the game's more obscure abilities/items that you wouldn't normally use because you can just spam high damage attack spells.
What grinding is there for is so the player can still continue and not have to master the more advanced mechanics such as buffs/debuffs. Like with most rpgs you can make a fight substantially easier if you take advantage of status effect spells/buffs and debuffs and not have to grind. But you can also grind if you really want to if you don't care about those attacks.
The Matador fight in Shin Megami Tensei Nocturne is a really good example of this fight. He's a very challenging fight if you just go into it and start attacking him normally because of how the game's turn based system works. He lowers the player's speed and raises his own, and in the game, the speed affects how well you hit. And every time you miss he gains an extra turn so he attacks more frequently than you do. It's more of a puzzle boss since if you have a party member who lowers his speed you equalize the playing field and can start attacking him normally. The game has a lot of these "puzzle" bosses where there's a solution to fighting them. You can also just grind so you're like 30 levels above him but it's not as enjoyable as adapting to the situation and finding a solution.
 

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I'm not sure this is an unpopular opinion now, but No Man's Sky is the shit. I've been having an absolute blast with it.
A lot of critics have reissued their reviews since the game has been updated to include more content and more "game". The general consensus seems to be that the developers managed to add more "game" but that they should've done it at launch.
 

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I prefer 10-15 hour SP campaign games to incredibly detailed SP game worlds like RDR2 and GTAV. When I get home from work, more often than not, I do not want to put much effort into anything, and that includes the games I play.
 

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I agree. Also, the only game in that series I liked was Bit.Trip Beat.
still my proudest 100% to date, gonna work on the rest of the games as well and see if i can pester Choice enough to fix the broken achievements in VOID and FLUX
 
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Pargon

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- Pokemon is a series that relies on its tremendous fanbase consisting almost entirely of autists who prefer playing the same game with fresh coats of paint every 3-4 years

- Harvest Moon is a better sim game than Minecraft could ever hope to be

- the indie game scene will not save gaming no matter how many dangerhair pixel artists insist otherwise
-neither will AAA behemoths

- Square hasn't been good since it acquired Enix

- the only good igavania game ever made was SOTN, suggesting he's not nearly the genius people think he is but rather that it was lightning in a bottle

- text-based games can be worthwhile if the writer is not an itch.io maoist

- the fucking swedes who made amnesia should be retroactively aborted for giving rise to the worst trend in gaming of the last thirty years
 

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Let's Plays are the absolute worst way you can experience a game.
I moreso dislike the attitude people have where they'll go
"I saw a let's play I know everything about it"
or
"I don't wanna play this I'll just watch a lets play"
I dislike this because a lot of amazing games require a slight amount of patience to get into. Like Morrowind requires a great deal of patience to get into but if you remain invested in it for a while it grows on you and you start really enjoying it. But people now require constant stimulation during the first few hours of a game to the point where if they don't get it, they'd rather watch someone else deal with it. I think this has contributed to how most games have focused almost entirely on instant gratification as of late and why certain genres like the RTS have almost completely vanished.

I also feel you can't experience a game by watching it. Even if it's just a story based game part of the appeal of playing titles like adventure games is the feeling of problem solving. Something you don't get from watching someone else do it.

That and most Let's Plays are trash where people just ramble incoherently into a microphone and don't plan or edit their footage whatsoever so I'm really still surprised it took off as a genre.
 
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Megaroad

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Silly over the top games trying to be serious business in recent times is eye rolling. Looking at you, Mortal Kombat X, Tomb Raiders and Dad of War.

Mortal Kombat's cringe comes from story mode and how detached the whole family and friendship bullshit is from gameplay when Johnny can brutally murder his daughter afterwards.
 
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Pargon

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That and most Let's Plays are trash where people just ramble incoherently into a microphone and don't plan or edit their footage whatsoever so I'm really still surprised it took off as a genre.
It just seems like a smaller offshoot of this whole "watch people do things on the internet" form of media. So much of streamed content is just fucking weird and voyeuristic, like watching people cook/eat or clean their house or just sit around and talk. They're not even instructional; they're just people who stream their regular lives and other people watch them.

My old man brain does not understand.
 

Megaroad

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I miss Retsupuraes when they had edge and would mock those early inept let's plays.

My old man brain does not understand.
Ditto. I said in the melee community watch thread that while I really like playing fighters, watching things like EVO is dull. Rather just play the games.
 
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scorptatious

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Despite my nostalgic feelings towards both, Pokemon and Super Smash Bros have gotten stale and I'm tired of people constantly talk about them and buying them . Like... it's the same damn game every time! At least each Final Fantasy game feels different and doesn't just have tacked on bullshit like "mega evolution".

Most indie games are dull and rely too much on nostalgia baiting to really stand on their own. (Although Shovel Knight is still damn good)

I would love for the comeback of ps1/ps2 style graphics and pre-rendered backgrounds. The push to make everything either pixelated or hyper realistic has made a lot of newer games look very samey and boring.

Persona games are weeb trash and got nothing on games like Nocturne and Strange Journey.

You can have good hygeine, a steady job, a social life and be passionate about games. Not sure why so many people think it's one or the other.
 

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It just seems like a smaller offshoot of this whole "watch people do things on the internet" form of media. So much of streamed content is just fucking weird and voyeuristic, like watching people cook/eat or clean their house or just sit around and talk. They're not even instructional; they're just people who stream their regular lives and other people watch them.

My old man brain does not understand.
I think this has to do with the feeling of authenticity that comes from someone reacting to something occurring in real time or doing something mundane

We live in an era where everything is fake. People talk about how great their lives are and we're constantly bombarded with advertising. So watching someone act like a person is entertainment.
I would love for the comeback of ps1/ps2 style graphics and pre-rendered backgrounds. The push to make everything either pixelated or hyper realistic has made a lot of newer games look very samey and boring.
This has already long been happening. See Dusk
 

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