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Re: What video/computer game are you currently playing?

Postby tkr4lf on Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:51 pm

Gonna be giving Red Dead Redemption a go here in a few days. Looking forward to that, as the youtube videos have all looked cool as hell.
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Re: What video/computer game are you currently playing?

Postby Gillipig on Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:54 pm

One thing I've noticed is how little graphics really matters. If the story is good the game can get away with poor graphics.
Take Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic as an example. Made in 2004 but still fun to play because of how good the storyline is. Now take Star Wars Force Unleashed. Much better graphics but awful story! Only played something like 30 minutes before I got bored of it.
It's wonderful with a game like Elder Scrolls V Skyrim because it has both. Good graphics and good storyline.
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Re: What video/computer game are you currently playing?

Postby tkr4lf on Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:07 pm

Gillipig wrote:One thing I've noticed is how little graphics really matters. If the story is good the game can get away with poor graphics.
Take Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic as an example. Made in 2004 but still fun to play because of how good the storyline is. Now take Star Wars Force Unleashed. Much better graphics but awful story! Only played something like 30 minutes before I got bored of it.
It's wonderful with a game like Elder Scrolls V Skyrim because it has both. Good graphics and good storyline.

Skyrim's story isn't all that. It's ok, but it's nothing compared to previous ES games.

I agree with you on the story over graphics part though, and also about KoToR...that's one of my favorite games.
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Re: What video/computer game are you currently playing?

Postby DiM on Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:25 pm

tkr4lf wrote:Gonna be giving Red Dead Redemption a go here in a few days. Looking forward to that, as the youtube videos have all looked cool as hell.


make sure you get the undead nightmare dlc. i dare to say that this expansion is even better than the game and red dead redemption is an awesome game. =D>
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Re: What video/computer game are you currently playing?

Postby DiM on Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:36 pm

Gillipig wrote:One thing I've noticed is how little graphics really matters. If the story is good the game can get away with poor graphics.



sadly this is mostly valid for old gamers.

just look at game sales and you'll see nice graphics and massive marketing are all that matters these days.

youngsters don't have the patience to read elaborate stories, take part in long dialogues or challenge their brain for hours to solve a puzzle. they don't want to explore, they want to be guided, they don't want to read pages of text, they want action and finally they don't want to be challenged, they want everything handed to them on a platter filled with lots of achievements.
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Re: What video/computer game are you currently playing?

Postby tkr4lf on Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:30 pm

DiM wrote:
tkr4lf wrote:Gonna be giving Red Dead Redemption a go here in a few days. Looking forward to that, as the youtube videos have all looked cool as hell.


make sure you get the undead nightmare dlc. i dare to say that this expansion is even better than the game and red dead redemption is an awesome game. =D>

Unfortunately I don't have a choice as to what I get to play. My nephews are coming to visit and bringing their xboxes, so I asked my brother to send the game down with them so I can play it. I'm not sure if he has the GotY edition or not, so I may or may not be able to play the zombie part. Either way, I'm sure I'll enjoy it.


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Gillipig wrote:One thing I've noticed is how little graphics really matters. If the story is good the game can get away with poor graphics.



sadly this is mostly valid for old gamers.

just look at game sales and you'll see nice graphics and massive marketing are all that matters these days.

youngsters don't have the patience to read elaborate stories, take part in long dialogues or challenge their brain for hours to solve a puzzle. they don't want to explore, they want to be guided, they don't want to read pages of text, they want action and finally they don't want to be challenged, they want everything handed to them on a platter filled with lots of achievements.

Unfortunately, this is the truth. And thus most new games are crap.

It's one of my biggest gripes about Skyrim/Oblivion. At least in Morrowind you actually had to pay attention to directions from your questgivers, since no icon popped up on screen telling you where to go. Hell, I remember searching for hours for some damn cave out in the Molag Amur, before I finally gave up and looked online. Turns out due to a mistake, the questgiver gave faulty directions lol. Still, it was more realistic than some arrow pointing you to all of your quests.
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Re: What video/computer game are you currently playing?

Postby BigBallinStalin on Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:57 pm

Gillipig wrote:One thing I've noticed is how little graphics really matters. If the story is good the game can get away with poor graphics.
Take Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic as an example. Made in 2004 but still fun to play because of how good the storyline is. Now take Star Wars Force Unleashed. Much better graphics but awful story! Only played something like 30 minutes before I got bored of it.
It's wonderful with a game like Elder Scrolls V Skyrim because it has both. Good graphics and good storyline.


Good storyline? Really?

Remember in Oblivion, when you start in a prison, and the emperor is like "whoa, man, you're the one. derp, so come along, let's get outta here!" ? WAT

So, in Skyrim, let's put you in a wagon, as a prisoner, to be executed... Insert action/escape scene! OH MAN! TOTALLY DIFFERENT!! SO ORIGINAL!! What's with the prisoner beginning? Does it ever get stale? Can these people be any less creative???


For these games, and their storylines, my standard is Fallout 1 and Fallout 2. The dialogue in Skyrim just sucks. You can't really say anything funny, or witty, or astute. It's just nothing. Your dialogue options are bland and stale. You may as well say 1, 2, 3, or 4, and they'll the respond differently.

With these games, it's about eye candy. That's what most people want. As far as good stories go, they've been completely lacking in this industry. Give the people good graphics, and they'll think anything associated with it (dialogue, storyline) is good.
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Re: What video/computer game are you currently playing?

Postby BigBallinStalin on Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:59 pm

DiM wrote:
Gillipig wrote:One thing I've noticed is how little graphics really matters. If the story is good the game can get away with poor graphics.



sadly this is mostly valid for old gamers.

just look at game sales and you'll see nice graphics and massive marketing are all that matters these days.

youngsters don't have the patience to read elaborate stories, take part in long dialogues or challenge their brain for hours to solve a puzzle. they don't want to explore, they want to be guided, they don't want to read pages of text, they want action and finally they don't want to be challenged, they want everything handed to them on a platter filled with lots of achievements.


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Re: What video/computer game are you currently playing?

Postby Symmetry on Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:03 pm

The Humble indie Bundle is up and running again, for peeps who are interested in gaming.

http://www.humblebundle.com/

Always some good games, and you pay what you want.

A little over 8 bucks will get you Psychonauts and Braid, worth the price alone, but there are always extras.
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Re: What video/computer game are you currently playing?

Postby Timminz on Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:07 pm

Symmetry wrote:The Humble indie Bundle is up and running again, for peeps who are interested in gaming.

http://www.humblebundle.com/

Always some good games, and you pay what you want.


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Re: What video/computer game are you currently playing?

Postby Army of GOD on Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:11 pm

Red Dead is an awesome game tk. One of my favorite video game storylines.
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Re: What video/computer game are you currently playing?

Postby BigBallinStalin on Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:27 pm

B&M session is over. Thanks, Sym!
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Re: What video/computer game are you currently playing?

Postby Symmetry on Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:37 pm

5 more days on it this year- worth picking up.
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Re: What video/computer game are you currently playing?

Postby Maugena on Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:24 pm

rdsrds2120 wrote:I'M CHEAP. So I'm full of Free To Plays.

Team Fortress 2 is the most notable, though, I guess I do have some games borrowed from my friends. Beat Skyward Sword a while back, but other than that, I'm not much of a gamer (I play Brawl regularly, but that's a party game so it doesn't count).

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I've been living the life of free to plays for a while here... Strictly speaking, by the games you listed off, I'd say we'd probably get along well.
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Re: What video/computer game are you currently playing?

Postby BigBallinStalin on Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:27 pm

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