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Skeletor

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Console videogames
« on: November 17, 2017, 03:24:03 AM »
Just bought a PS4 after something like 15 years away from consoles.
Having a good time with Witcher 3. Naked chicks, playing trading cards, love stories, semilinear storyline, and obviously the stunning graphics you get these days.

But still lots of issues that similar games had 15 years ago.
Like getting stuck in furniture, having to ravage in rubbish and backtrack whenever you are teleported after a mission, occasional bugs, equipment you can't use unless you are of a certain level, high level guards that require like 1000 sword hits to die, and all other crap which roguelikes fixed 40 years ago.

But yeah, enjoying it as it sometimes creates interesting scenarios. Like just played a mission where I was with this hot mage chick on a masquerade ball where I happen to steal lots of food from the banquet, met aristocrat contacts, beat the shit out of a drunk dude who was looking for trouble, saw naked dancing prostitutes on the moonlight, and other drunk noblemen embarassing themselves, kissed the mage chick under the fireworks, and won a trading card game tournament. All felt real enough for that to be lived as a kind of real experience.

Anyone has other console games to recommend?
What I enjoy the most in roguelikes: Anti-Farming and Mac Givering my way out. Kind of what I also enjoy in real life.

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Re: Console videogames
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2017, 01:04:20 PM »
Anyone has other console games to recommend

The last good commercial game I played was Paper Mario: Thousand-Year Door. It has really nice combat system, simple in a way but you can do lots of tactical decisions. The ending was not that good, but 70% of the game was good if not great. It's a kind of game that almost no one is creating these days, when everything is marketing and games are clones with no original ideas (unless it's some experimental indie game but they are never complex games like rpgs).

I guess some can enjoy playing Witcher, but I wouldn't be one of them.

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Re: Console videogames
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2017, 02:44:57 AM »
Paper Mario.. I'll give it a try if I can find it, but I think it's only for Nintendo.
I do have a Nintendo 3DS which I bought solely to play tactical RPG Fire Emblem: Awakening.. do you know that one?

I wouldn't say I prefer the Witcher to good old roguelikes hey, just it's I guess more user friendly to be able to play on the couch with minimal physical and mental effort when I return home from work and just enjoy the nice graphics, digital tits and dismembing enemies, trying to disregard stuff I dislike such as constantly getting stuck in irrelevant background props, equipment level requirements and that Yennefer feminist sorceress the main character has a crush on (he slays vampires, beats the crap out of the roughest blokes from the docks, steals from the poor, bangs every single prostitute in Novigrad.. but still keeps a relationship with a 7/10 who treats him like an idiot? come on).

There's another RPG which seems interesting, called Torment, Tides of Numenera.
Created by the same ideator of Torment, but staged in the weird universe of Numenera, an ultra-futuristic sci-fi scenario where civilzations control space and time and the playing character is some kind of immortal divinity who reconstruct himself every time he dies. Seems quite properly RPGish, mostly based on text which is very rare today with console games. Just tried it for the first time yesterday, wasn't expecting to be stumbling upon something like that with a PS4.
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Re: Console videogames
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2017, 04:05:39 AM »
but still keeps a relationship with a 7/10 who treats him like an idiot? come on).

Their relationship kind of goes both ways (like a pair of jealous swingers, who can't let go of each other. It is a bit strange, I'll give you that). Not to mention, there's the whole Djinn and destiny thing supposedly keeping them together. Their relationship definitely makes more sense after reading the books (which I do recommend if you're not an avid reader, as they're quite easy to chew through).
But I do agree, I prefer to play Geralt as someone who focuses primarily on his job: slaying monster, and making people hate him by destroying their lives in an attempt to help them. :D

Have you tried Dragon's Dogma? The stats in that game are wonky, and the story is laughably bad, but you can climb a variety of monsters and saw off their limbs. It's one of the few games I would describe simply as 'fun'.

If you are looking for a slightly more stressful experience and a dark atmosphere, there is also Dark Souls. Though I'm trash at the game, I can't help but admire the eccentricity of its characters and setting, especially in the first instalment.

Since you're taking a liking to Torment, I do believe Pillars of Eternity is on the PS4. I'm yet to play it myself, but it does have many positive reviews. If I'm not mistaken, it's a 'spiritual successor' to Baldur's Gate, Icewind Dale, and Torment.

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Re: Console videogames
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2017, 12:48:38 PM »
I see PS4 is getting a remake of Shadow of the Colossus, a game I was always curious about. I'm not much of a console gamer myself, though. The kids have a used Wii, which seems to have some quality games, but I barely use it except to join them in the Mario Olympics every now and then.

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Re: Console videogames
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2017, 06:26:11 PM »
Horizon Zero Dawn is pretty cool.