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BONE_Buddy

Deep Penetrator
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Paradox Interactive should be considered the EA of the Wargaming and Grand Strategy world. The games that they publish are broken on release. A person then has to buy a hundred+ dollars of DLC to begin to fix the problems as the base game slowly gets more fucked over by free "patches." And yet, somehow, they are still an extremely popular publisher.
 

Megaroad

Was that a girls name I heard?
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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

Mr. Self-Destruct
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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

Was that a girls name I heard?
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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

from an officially dead franchise
True & Honest Fan
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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.
 

Watcher

Cishet dudebro
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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
 

scorptatious

from an officially dead franchise
True & Honest Fan
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This has already long been happening. See Dusk
Thanks for the recommendation.
 

Desire Lines

non-newtonian physics master
True & Honest Fan
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Danganronpa V3 is the best game of the series and has the best ending because it rejects the gay hope/despair bullshit. The epilogue really adds to it as well and its the only ending in the series to make me feel something.
 

Megaroad

Was that a girls name I heard?
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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.
I used to be excited about 8-bit and 16-bit games making a comeback in 2008ish, MM9 taking the lead, and even thought of using my GI Bill at the time to go to school to learn how to program with a hope to maybe one day get into making such games but then the immediate output in the years following turned me off with lazy pixel art and over saturation of nostalgia shit.

However it warms my heart to see someone else long for the PSX style to come back. A strong art direction can really keep a game from aging poorly (example: Metal Gear, Silent Hill).

Personally I love the Dreamcast look myself, but I imagine if/when the idea of reviving these styles, indies will take the lazy route and deliver Bubsy 3D's.
 

Internet Nuisance

pizza time
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The Wii is a good system and I find it will never get the positive recognition it deserves just because it started the whole nintendo gimmick thing and was aimed at casuals. To this day I still like the motion controls and they're not as unresponsive as people claim them to be, they're actually pretty responsive even without the motion plus thing.
 

Megaroad

Was that a girls name I heard?
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The Wii is a good system and I find it will never get the positive recognition it deserves just because it started the whole nintendo gimmick thing and was aimed at casuals. To this day I still like the motion controls and they're not as unresponsive as people claim them to be, they're actually pretty responsive even without the motion plus thing.
Still has my favorite version of RE4 and I enjoy playing FPS' on it like Conduit and Metroid.
 

Bean Cheese

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The only rumor we have of HL2: Episode Three is that Valve is developing Half-Life: VR.

The Valve that made Half-Life is long gone, and if they make a VR game, it's going to unequivocally be shit (unless you're one of those fairies that freaks out in open-mouthed joy at characters returning in completely shit form like the Star Wars fanboys).
 
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Baldur's Gait

Huh, you're a queer fellow!
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The only rumor we have of HL2: Episode Three is that Valve is developing Half-Life: VR.

The Valve that made Half-Life is long gone, and if they make a VR game, it's going to unequivocally be shit (unless you're one of those fairies that freaks out in open-mouthed joy at characters returning in completely shit form like the Star Wars fanboys).
I remember Yahtzee saying a long time ago that, given Half-Life's goal of being an immersive experience, a hypothetical 3rd game would have to be VR.

Of course, Half-Life: VR is most certainly not going to be HL3, and frankly that offends me even more. And you have a point, most of the people who worked on Half-Life aren't there anymore, at least I don't think so. That's also why I'm not confident in a 3 ever happening.
 
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Bean Cheese

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I remember Yahtzee saying a long time ago that, given Half-Life's goal of being an immersive experience, a hypothetical 3rd game would have to be VR.

Of course, Half-Life: VR is most certainly not going to be HL3, and frankly that offends me even more. And you have a point, most of the people who worked on Half-Life aren't there anymore, at least I don't think so. That's also why I'm not confident in a 3 ever happening.
Yeah, Half-Life releases have always been one to show some kind of technological upgrade per release. But even if it WAS the old Valve developing it, the game wouldn't be economically feasible unless VR became a common household product. Not sure how long that'd take.
 

carltondanks

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The Wii is a good system and I find it will never get the positive recognition it deserves just because it started the whole nintendo gimmick thing and was aimed at casuals. To this day I still like the motion controls and they're not as unresponsive as people claim them to be, they're actually pretty responsive even without the motion plus thing.
to go on top of that, I think that dbz budokai tenkaichi 2 is a perfect example of good motion controls in a fighting game. i love that fucking game
 

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