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Khanstant
Apr 5, 2007



The one Star Wars EU novel I remember was aimed at kids and it was about this weirdo with three eyes whose name was something goofy like three-eyes, he wanted to find Darth Vader's glove, which was apparently indestructible and part of a prophesy that the next Empire leader would wear that glove. Didn't bother checking out the others in the series after it

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External Organs
Mar 3, 2006

A cheerful person, he is known as the king of vulgarities (cursing?)

Elden Ring looks like the kind of thing that could make me buy a new console but also I get my poo poo pushed in playing botw so maybe it's not for me. Never played a souls game.

cheetah7071
Oct 20, 2010


College Slice

Tabletops posted:

Japanese fantasy games obsession with Yggdrasil will never not bewilder me

big trees are cool op

Harrow
Jun 30, 2012


yeah big trees rule

I dunno why but I really like the whole World Tree concept in fantasy settings too. Any time there's a World Tree I'm into it

al-azad
May 28, 2009





Elden Ring confirmed sequel to Etrian Odyssey. Big tree is actually the ruins of Tokyo.

Harrow
Jun 30, 2012


al-azad posted:

Elden Ring confirmed sequel to Etrian Odyssey. Big tree is actually the ruins of Tokyo.

Halfway through the game a girl with a Jack Frost on her hat shoots you with a gun and becomes the new main character

Whizzing Wizard
Nov 3, 2005

Wrrroavr




Did google searches for characters from Irish mythology on the occasion of Elden Ring now being real, and 99% of the results are anime

Khanstant
Apr 5, 2007



the thing about giant trees in fantasy is they fail to include giant mushrooms for when that tree dies. I want the World Mushroom to grow and spread its spores and ooze. Plenty of fantasy worlds have giant mushrooms, but usually don't really connect them to decaying world trees.

WoW had a World Tree or three blow up, no World Mushrooms after. Unless Teldrassil grew some, idk, haven't seen the place since we blew that poo poo up.

Kerrzhe
Nov 5, 2008


Brave. Loyal. Great hugs.





RBA Starblade posted:

I didn't play or care about Sekiro at all but I'm interested in Elden Ring

Especially because it looks like it may have multi again with those blue phantoms in the trailer

yeah i think i saw on the website it has co-op multiplayer

External Organs
Mar 3, 2006

A cheerful person, he is known as the king of vulgarities (cursing?)

Khanstant posted:

the thing about giant trees in fantasy is they fail to include giant mushrooms for when that tree dies. I want the World Mushroom to grow and spread its spores and ooze. Plenty of fantasy worlds have giant mushrooms, but usually don't really connect them to decaying world trees.

WoW had a World Tree or three blow up, no World Mushrooms after. Unless Teldrassil grew some, idk, haven't seen the place since we blew that poo poo up.

Nintendo hire this poster to fill out the Mushroom Kingdom's backstory

Kerrzhe
Nov 5, 2008


Brave. Loyal. Great hugs.





Khanstant posted:

the thing about giant trees in fantasy is they fail to include giant mushrooms for when that tree dies. I want the World Mushroom to grow and spread its spores and ooze. Plenty of fantasy worlds have giant mushrooms, but usually don't really connect them to decaying world trees.

WoW had a World Tree or three blow up, no World Mushrooms after. Unless Teldrassil grew some, idk, haven't seen the place since we blew that poo poo up.

the last of us

Songbearer
Jul 12, 2007




Fuck you say?


Zeno Clash seems like the kind of place where you'd get a World Mushroom and also the inhabitants would probably be mushrooms and have mushroom shaped tits. Zeno Clash was really fuckin strange and cool

cheetah7071
Oct 20, 2010


College Slice

workshopping a setting where the world tree died but instead of being a bad thing it's just a world nursery log in the world forest, bursting with life

Waffleman_
Jan 20, 2011



https://twitter.com/Nash076/status/1403104445999820801?s=19

Years later, Fallout 76 keeps happening

Draga
Dec 9, 2011

WASHI JA!


Whizzing Wizard posted:

Did google searches for characters from Irish mythology on the occasion of Elden Ring now being real, and 99% of the results are anime

You probably saw the Fate series versions of them. We have a lot of them.

The United States
Jul 18, 2004

Please grab the extinguisher


Melman v2

Tabletops posted:

Japanese fantasy games obsession with Yggdrasil will never not bewilder me
Giant trees loom large in Japanese folklore, so it makes sense that they'll reference the closest analogue they can find in Western Mythology in order to bridge the gap




Khanstant posted:

The one Star Wars EU novel I remember was aimed at kids and it was about this weirdo with three eyes whose name was something goofy like three-eyes, he wanted to find Darth Vader's glove, which was apparently indestructible and part of a prophesy that the next Empire leader would wear that glove. Didn't bother checking out the others in the series after it

Electric Phantasm
Apr 7, 2011

YOSPOS




At least this time it's about an unpopular game mode being shut down and not uh...

*points to the entirety of Fallout 76*

Khanstant
Apr 5, 2007



The United States posted:

Giant trees loom large in Japanese folklore, so it makes sense that they'll reference the closest analogue they can find in Western Mythology in order to bridge the gap



lol i looked at the wookiepedia after posting that, so im guessing this is the robo-leia that threeeyes wanted to marry. Really thought "marrying leia" was the dumbest part of his whole shtick, like, go on a date first, jesus.

FirstAidKite
Nov 8, 2009


Harrow posted:

yeah big trees rule

I dunno why but I really like the whole World Tree concept in fantasy settings too. Any time there's a World Tree I'm into it

wizard101 has a world tree that is very important to the lore and history of the game's world and backstory and now I have imparted this knowledge onto you

RazzleDazzleHour
Mar 30, 2016



cheetah7071 posted:

workshopping a setting where the world tree died but instead of being a bad thing it's just a world nursery log in the world forest, bursting with life

The world sour dough starter

Saint Freak
Apr 15, 2007



I died on fleek, and so am cursed to roam the Earth forever, eternally on fleek...



Buglord

haveblue posted:

That's a big loving tree

Tis loving bigger up close

RBA Starblade
Apr 27, 2008

Going Home.



Games Idiot Court Jester


cheetah7071 posted:

workshopping a setting where the world tree died but instead of being a bad thing it's just a world nursery log in the world forest, bursting with life

Yes, indeed

homeless snail
Mar 14, 2007


cheetah7071 posted:

workshopping a setting where the world tree died but instead of being a bad thing it's just a world nursery log in the world forest, bursting with life
yeah i played carto too

RBA Starblade
Apr 27, 2008

Going Home.



Games Idiot Court Jester


homeless snail posted:

yeah i played carto too

I didn't finish that, it was neat and chill but I liked the idea of the gimmick more than the execution

Looper
Mar 1, 2012





i'm coming up on the end of the second region of ghost of tsushima and am getting kinda curious how much there will be to do in the final region. i've fully upgraded all my equipment, every character quest is either over or only has like one mission left, and there isn't much more to spend skill points on

The United States
Jul 18, 2004

Please grab the extinguisher


Melman v2

Khanstant posted:

lol i looked at the wookiepedia after posting that, so im guessing this is the robo-leia that threeeyes wanted to marry. Really thought "marrying leia" was the dumbest part of his whole shtick, like, go on a date first, jesus.
She's a princess, he's a prince, it's a political maneuver. BUT LITTLE DID HE KNOW ABOUT LASER EYES

Convex
Aug 19, 2010






Oh boy is the new Gamer Words Dictionary out already?

FirstAidKite
Nov 8, 2009


Question for anybody who has played all of the etrian odyssey games, just a general background story lore question that has spoilers for Untold 1, 3, and 4.

I know that Nexus is said to be the last EO game to be released on a DS/3DS device though not necessarily the end of the series. I also know that Nexus is the 6th mainline game and that the backstory says that there were 7 Yggdrasil trees made for dealing with pollution. I've played through Untold 1 and 4, and I know enough about 3 that know that its tree isn't one of the original 7 because that tree is actually an alien from outer space trying to keep another alien from escaping the depths of the ocean or whatever. I also know that Untold 1 says that one of the Yggdrasils was already destroyed by a Gungnir unit. So with all that in mind, of the original 7 trees, 1 is destroyed before EO1, 1 is the main tree of EO1, 1 is the main tree of EO2, 1 is the main tree of EO4, and I haven't played 5 or Nexus but I assume they have their own trees as well, which adds up to 6 of the original 7 Yggdrasils being accounted for. Do any of the games mention the 7th tree? Does it get retconned or explained or do they just not bring it up?

Harrow
Jun 30, 2012


cheetah7071 posted:

workshopping a setting where the world tree died but instead of being a bad thing it's just a world nursery log in the world forest, bursting with life

this would own

RazzleDazzleHour
Mar 30, 2016



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fraNl2PTpSc

https://twitter.com/Kojima_Hideo/status/1403115470547415041

Roach Warehouse
Nov 1, 2010




Thinking about opening a portal to The Mana Tree and seizing its power for myself.

redreader
Nov 2, 2009

I am the coolest person ever with my pirate chalice. Seriously.



Dinosaur Gum

It's weird how Elden ring is an open world game. It looks like it's just a souls game that you can get on a horse sometimes to go between areas? if that's open world then sure? The combat seems to be on foot though.

To try to articulate it better: in the witcher, you go on quests, find new areas, talk to lots and lots of npcs. In Elden ring I can't imagine it having more than about twenty npcs to talk to, much stuff to gather, towns to visit. Maybe I'm wrong but ?????. Still hyped for another From game though, either way.

edit: the open world looks bleak and dead.

FirstAidKite
Nov 8, 2009


redreader posted:

It's weird how Elden ring is an open world game. It looks like it's just a souls game that you can get on a horse sometimes to go between areas? if that's open world then sure? The combat seems to be on foot though.

To try to articulate it better: in the witcher, you go on quests, find new areas, talk to lots and lots of npcs. In Elden ring I can't imagine it having more than about twenty npcs to talk to, much stuff to gather, towns to visit. Maybe I'm wrong but ?????. Still hyped for another From game though, either way.

edit: the open world looks bleak and dead.

Dark Souls 2 was originally going to be more of an open world game and I would make the argument that the original King's Field 2 was open world as well, that it stuck you at a specific starting point and then almost the entire world was open for exploration but you had to figure out how to get there or how to get the keys to get there. Dark Souls was similar. If open world in this case is pretty much just having more wide-open spaces with more freedom for how you progress, then that's fine, as long as by open world they don't mean like the frigid outskirts from Dark Souls 2.

I said come in!
Jun 22, 2004



redreader posted:

It's weird how Elden ring is an open world game. It looks like it's just a souls game that you can get on a horse sometimes to go between areas? if that's open world then sure? The combat seems to be on foot though.

To try to articulate it better: in the witcher, you go on quests, find new areas, talk to lots and lots of npcs. In Elden ring I can't imagine it having more than about twenty npcs to talk to, much stuff to gather, towns to visit. Maybe I'm wrong but ?????. Still hyped for another From game though, either way.

edit: the open world looks bleak and dead.

Still managed to work well for Shadow of Colossus.

Stux
Nov 17, 2006
Probation
Can't post for 10 hours!


redreader posted:

It's weird how Elden ring is an open world game. It looks like it's just a souls game that you can get on a horse sometimes to go between areas? if that's open world then sure? The combat seems to be on foot though.

To try to articulate it better: in the witcher, you go on quests, find new areas, talk to lots and lots of npcs. In Elden ring I can't imagine it having more than about twenty npcs to talk to, much stuff to gather, towns to visit. Maybe I'm wrong but ?????. Still hyped for another From game though, either way.

edit: the open world looks bleak and dead.

what are you talking about. on whaht plant do the words "open world" mean "npcs and towns". it justmeans the world, is open.

Khanstant
Apr 5, 2007



redreader posted:

It's weird how Elden ring is an open world game. It looks like it's just a souls game that you can get on a horse sometimes to go between areas? if that's open world then sure? The combat seems to be on foot though.

To try to articulate it better: in the witcher, you go on quests, find new areas, talk to lots and lots of npcs. In Elden ring I can't imagine it having more than about twenty npcs to talk to, much stuff to gather, towns to visit. Maybe I'm wrong but ?????. Still hyped for another From game though, either way.

edit: the open world looks bleak and dead.

I think it could be neat, their past games have featured worlds that kind of tie into eachother in one big landscape, albeit abstracted and broken up by a few loading zones, as befitting the hazy purgatorial world the games are in. It would be odd to not have things gated by bosses or items or anything, but I have confidence they'll make a good open-world shaped big map. I liked the slightly more alive and talkative NPCs in Sekiro, I can see them doing that mixed in with typical hollowed out types.

nachos
Jun 27, 2004

Wario Chalmers! WAAAAAAAAAAAAA!


It is blowing my mind that somehow souls games arent considered open world. Ubisoft has broken everyone

Gaius Marius
Oct 9, 2012



You only climb like one tower

Hwurmp
May 20, 2005

I LIKE TO MAKE VAGUE THREATS TO PEOPLE ON THE INTERNET BECAUSE I AM TOUGH GUY. P.S. ASK ME ABOUT THE TIME A GIRL BEAT ME UP IN GRADE SCHOOL. HER NAME WAS SUZIE SHE DREW A BIG WEINER ON MY FOREHEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dark Souls can't be open world because there are no cars

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Khanstant
Apr 5, 2007



I hope Elden Ring is like BotW and you can go straight to Mr Elden and fight him for his ring, skipping all of the other bosses and content, which ultimately makes for a better fight because if you do beat the bosses, it just removes entire phases from Mr Elden's fight so it's really anti-climactic when you finally get around to him.

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