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polyester concept
Mar 29, 2017

echinopsis posted:

i struggle to believe there are people who are nostalgic for ps1 graphics but i bet there are

this dude is making a cool game using ps1 gfx

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qB3CNvOoGg

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polyester concept
Mar 29, 2017

souls games are the only games i have patience to play these days. the lack of cutscenes, dialog, tedious sidequests, and generally obscure story is perfect for my lack of attention span. i finished ds1, 2 and 3 during the pandemic. 2 is definitely the weird one, it's actually good but the beginning area sucks.

i like the happy chemical when i finally get to the next bonfire or finally kill that boss

polyester concept fucked around with this message at 16:15 on Nov 4, 2021

polyester concept
Mar 29, 2017

Achmed Jones posted:

the big thing that frustrates me in video games is having to re-do something i feel like i've already mastered. i don't mind throwing myself against the same obstacle dozens of times, but once i get that on lock, if i have to beat that obstacle _and_ the next one i'm just like "nah this is bullshit, i beat it, stop making me do it over and over"

when you finish a souls game, you've actually played through the entire thing probably 3-4 times by then

polyester concept
Mar 29, 2017

I got BF 2042 for my ps4 pro and it's such an incredible downgrade compared to BF V, wow. They are probably focusing more on the PS5 release, and it shows. The LOD pop-in is horrendous, you see playstation 2 era graphics on player models and players far away lose all animations and look like they are just skating around on ice, lol. It's so bad. And a lot of areas in every map look like they were rushed with hardly any attention to detail anywhere except for generic crates and boxes placed around as obstacles. Plants vs Zombies Battle for Neighborville that my kids play is a better made game.

polyester concept
Mar 29, 2017

That is some funny poo poo, but the game actually just looks like a first gen ps4 title that got some new shaders tacked on as a cheap remaster or something. It actually looks worse than previous BF games some how.

poo poo is always looking like this, too

polyester concept
Mar 29, 2017

I haven't really played an immersive single player rpg since skyrim, but i always liked how they at least tried to make npc's seem like they have lives. they wake up and have a daily schedule and then go back home at night. and they follow you around if you try doing suspicious poo poo. it was obviously far from perfect but it really made an improvement over the typical "this merchant stands at his fruit cart 24/7 day and night" thing. doesn't seem like anyone's trying to do that anymore, but i also haven't played anything modern because every ambitious game seems to launch as a pile of poo poo these days.

polyester concept
Mar 29, 2017

but if you press wrong butan, they get mad.

polyester concept
Mar 29, 2017

PIZZA.BAT posted:

disco elysium

i had no idea this game existed, and it just got bumped to the top of my wishlist. ty

also i just bought hollow knight and i'm already overwhelmed and lost in the first cave. hoping it really is dark souls the platformer. ty thread

polyester concept
Mar 29, 2017

re: disco elysium. the trailer says its a huge open world, but the honest trailer says its just a few blocks of a city. which is true?

polyester concept
Mar 29, 2017

so far disco elysium reminds me a lot of the old blade runner point and click made by westwood.

polyester concept
Mar 29, 2017

I beat disco elysium after reading about it in this thread. It wasn't the experience I was expecting, but it wasn't a disappointment either. It brought back a lot of good memories playing the blade runner point and click in the late 90s, and scratched a gaming itch I didn't know I had.

It took me 25 hours to beat, and a couple of those were wasted restarting with new stats a few times. It is not at all the open world that I was expecting, and was in fact quite linear. New areas don't open up until a certain amount of time has passed or certain events have taken place. NPCs do have a schedule kind of, but it's not as immersive as I was hoping (the kids in the alley never move, the lorry drivers and the scabs don't either, until you progress the story obviously).

It wasn't bad by any means, just not the game I thought it was going in. I laughed a lot. I actually wish it was twice as long, I was really hoping to travel to another city district. The ending when you find out about your past based on the actions you made during the game was hilarious (I ended up being a former gym teacher because I always wore the FALN track suit and impatiently ran everywhere)

I would play a sequel if there ever was one.

polyester concept fucked around with this message at 16:26 on Dec 6, 2021

polyester concept
Mar 29, 2017

Cybernetic Vermin posted:

i mean, yeah, but also it is pretty subversive about it in an interesting way. i think my favourite moment in the game was the emotion when it gave me the "The World's Most Laughable Centrist" achievement. legit getting trashtalked by my entertainment product. also of course the overall plot very much revolving around a failed revolution, and a doubly-failed revolutionary doing stupid pointless violent things. it certainly does not pander.

To be honest, I didn't really find a lot of the political discourse part of the game to be that entertaining, and ended up skimming through most of the heavier stuff. I got more lost in the personal stories of the people you meet, rather than trying to take sides. I got the centrist achivement too, but it was only because I opted to focus on details of the case as a priority.

polyester concept
Mar 29, 2017

lmao

polyester concept
Mar 29, 2017

dioxazine posted:

i kind of liked pete complete and rhadamant's rimworld challenge LPs, but i don't know much about them as people

add ambiguousamphibian to that list of not annoying youtube gamers (he also does rimworld playthroughs)

let's game it out completely breaks games in hilarious ways. i enjoy his series on planet zoo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59v360lNqgQ

polyester concept
Mar 29, 2017


oh yeah this guy is good too

polyester concept
Mar 29, 2017

and his girlfriend is his video editor and she always makes fun of him

at least its not as cringe as what red letter media used to do

polyester concept
Mar 29, 2017

I had no experience with zelda other than OOT. I got it for christmas '98 along with a bunch of other kids at school. Coming back after the new year and talking with everyone about how far you got over xmas break, and which temples you beat was definitely part of the experience for me.

I never bothered with gamecube but I got twilight princess for wii and never played it for more than a few hours.

polyester concept
Mar 29, 2017

open world games feel so tedious to me now - the bigger they are, the more sparse and boring they become. and to fill in the emptiness of increasingly bigger and bigger worlds, they lean on procedurally generated content which just makes it feel even more boring and empty. getting older and losing that sense of wonder probably has a lot to do with it.

polyester concept
Mar 29, 2017

Truman Peyote posted:

baldurs gate 2, for example, because they both start off in big dungeons that don't have anyone in them.

huh?

you literally meet imoen, jahira, minsc (and boo) immediately after starting.

i've beat that intro dungeon so, so many times it feels like a tutorial area, honestly. then you are dumped into the city, completely surrounded by NPCs

polyester concept fucked around with this message at 18:59 on Dec 21, 2021

polyester concept
Mar 29, 2017

also oot was the first game i played with optional minigames (fishing and the horse track come to mind) that you could do if you got stuck somewhere or just wanted to mess around for a while. it was the coolest thing to me at the time and did wonders for the immersion. another thing thatís kind of expected now in just about every game

polyester concept fucked around with this message at 01:51 on Dec 22, 2021

polyester concept
Mar 29, 2017

PIZZA.BAT posted:

i never got past the deku tree because i didn't understand that there was more to the game. i saw that there was a hole in the middle covered by cobwebs but i figured that was just the developers making the tree 'feel' bigger than it actually was. i spent all winter break just running around the starting area and being completely content with that.

then i went back to school and everyone made fun of me :(

lol owned

polyester concept
Mar 29, 2017

The_Franz posted:

does general n64 emulation not suck yet, or is it still a mess of hacks and plugins?

i got it working with retroarch pretty effortlessly, i forget which core I used tho

was able to get 4 player mario kart going on my macbook with ps4 controllers

polyester concept fucked around with this message at 19:28 on Dec 22, 2021

polyester concept
Mar 29, 2017

in DE, is there an alternate ending where you find out why you have memory loss? you kind of assume itís due to alcoholism but I was waiting for some kind of sinister reveal that never came

polyester concept
Mar 29, 2017

AnimeIsTrash posted:

you can savescum

I specifically remember trying to savescum a really hard dice roll, but it doesnít even let you retry after reloading. they must intentionally lock you out to prevent it in some cases. it let me retry later tho so its on some timer

polyester concept fucked around with this message at 00:49 on Dec 23, 2021

polyester concept
Mar 29, 2017

Iím playing the witcher 3 for the first time ever and it very much feels like if rockstar made an RPG. Honestly it feels like RDR but with swords and spells.

polyester concept
Mar 29, 2017

AnimeIsTrash posted:

There are a couple of checks where the conversation ends right after and it autosaves. Did you run into one of those?

I mostly just savescummed so I could see all the different dialogue trees after I beat the game a couple of times. They're really good at having 3-4 different routes for stuff even if you miss a check so it's more fun just playing a character.

I think it was the mural on the wall by the apartments behind the alley. I noticed it was a difficult check so I closed the dialog, saved and tried clicking the wall, failed and reloaded, then it was disabled. maybe it overwrote my save after the first fail? idk

polyester concept
Mar 29, 2017

finally got kenshi for 40% off, always wanted to try it out after seeing a ton of weird roleplaying longplays on youtube

polyester concept
Mar 29, 2017

im gonna finally get a motorcycle in 2022 ive decided, letís get this midlife crisis going

polyester concept
Mar 29, 2017

rimworld continues to suck my life away and i dont even have the latest dlc.

also my ssd doesnít even break 4 figgie read speeds but itís still miles ahead of a spinning platter, I cant imagine having something an order of magnitude faster

polyester concept
Mar 29, 2017

made a sick $1.17 this morning selling my collection of the original NFT: steam trading cards

polyester concept
Mar 29, 2017

hl2 was fun as hell the first time i played it, im totally a sucker for tech demos disguised as games tho. hl2 wasnít the worst offender by far but it def feels a little dated now. it was the first shooter with ragdoll physics iirc, they didnít let you forget that with the amount of explosive barrels they had lying around

polyester concept
Mar 29, 2017


this kid died in a car accident in college :(

polyester concept
Mar 29, 2017

pla nts vs zombies battle for neighborville has better and more challenging puzzle mechanics than any ďnot for kidsĒ rpg Iíve played

it makes the skyrim draugr dungeon puzzles feel like a toddler game (even more so)

polyester concept fucked around with this message at 21:13 on Jan 8, 2022

polyester concept
Mar 29, 2017

i loved the original VtM a lot. half the game being medieval vampire poo poo and then the other half being modern with guns was really cool

polyester concept
Mar 29, 2017

starting custom rimworld scenarios is where its at. last night I started a colony made out of 5 too-smart, heavy breathing, neurotic misogynists part of a tech cult with no skills but all passions

polyester concept
Mar 29, 2017

i remember when bloodlines came out, i was so excited to hear it was made using the source engine and i naively expected the same level of polish as hl2. lol it was so bad, i never played it more than a couple hours

polyester concept
Mar 29, 2017

jesus WEP posted:

logging into my daily standup on warcraft 365 for business


FAT32 SHAMER posted:

bro how did you schedule two overlapping raids

lmao

polyester concept
Mar 29, 2017

exactly. people upset about this are the same types who get upset at disney "ruining" star wars

buddy. it was ruined long before any of this happened

polyester concept
Mar 29, 2017

i would have stopped playing minecraft ages ago but since having kids, they have kept me up to date. the new caves update is actually pretty cool. makes underground exploring way more mysterious and spooky.

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polyester concept
Mar 29, 2017

Pile Of Garbage posted:

also ive been maybe interested in trying a souls game. ive never played one before but ive seen a bunch of vids of people playing them which idk prolly doesn't mean much. which one is the easiest to get into considering that i am prepared for some amount of difficulty curve? dark souls 3 or maybe bloodborne? also assuming that they're all available on PC...

Jenny Agutter posted:

just play dark souls 1 and don't think about it so much

dark souls 1 is absolutely the easiest, but it has a little bit of (imo endearing) jank due to it being the first. Going back to souls 1 after finishing 3 feels like a cake walk. it's still hard though, don't get me wrong (post a trip report when you get to blighttown). get the remastered version on steam, not the prepare to die edition.

polyester concept fucked around with this message at 16:13 on Jan 21, 2022

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