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Vanity Thread 3.0: Harder, Better, Faster, [chat]er

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  • Kid PresentableKid Presentable Registered User regular
    Feral wrote: »
    What I like out of open world games are exploration and emergent gameplay. Finding secrets and treasures in unexpected locations, being able to approach a problem in multiple ways, and having small adventures that weren't necessarily scripted.

    I neither want nor need every corner of my map to be crammed with some stupid minigame.

    Which open-world games do you feel deliver on those things that you like?

  • DynagripDynagrip destroy everything you touch Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2018
    Feral wrote: »
    Horizon is the best pre-BOTW Open World Style Game that would nevertheless have been way better if it didn't bother being an open world game. Open world games that aren't Breath of the Wild suck. It stands out because the story and main character development are, almost shockingly, really good and interesting.

    When people make broad proclamations against open world games, it reminds me how different peoples' mindsets about gaming can be.

    Yeah, I loved wandering around Horizon: Zero Dawn. I'm not at all a get all the Cheevos kind of dude but the collectable items flesh out some interesting details about the setting.

    Dynagrip on
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  • AbdhyiusAbdhyius Registered User regular
    Feral wrote: »
    Horizon is the best pre-BOTW Open World Style Game that would nevertheless have been way better if it didn't bother being an open world game. Open world games that aren't Breath of the Wild suck. It stands out because the story and main character development are, almost shockingly, really good and interesting.

    When people make broad proclamations against open world games, it reminds me how different peoples' mindsets about gaming can be.

    Open world games of that type isn't broad anymore, really

    it's very very narrow. The ubistoft standard issue sandbox game.

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    shryke
  • 21stCentury21stCentury A lovely pixel artist and gamecrafter [They/Them]Registered User regular
    Hakkekage wrote: »
    I like linear games

    THERE I SAID IT

    Linear games are good.

    but nonlinear games are also good.

    and plotless games are good.

    all games are good and i love them.

    Nova_C
  • OnTheLastCastleOnTheLastCastle let's keep it haimish for the peripatetic Registered User regular
    Hakkekage wrote: »
    I like linear games

    THERE I SAID IT

    Play Edith finch

    I'm a published writer and have a very unique and interesting writing style. I'm also sharp and witty. My profile is well-written and hilarious. My messages are likewise brilliant. And I've been doing this stuff for...four or five years. I know what "works" in terms of good internet dating writing. "Works" in the sense of leading to a "date" with a human female.

    twitch.tv/onthelastcastle
    Kid Presentable
  • FeralFeral MEMETICHARIZARD along with you if I get drunk well I know I'm gonna be gonna be the man whoRegistered User regular
    Hakkekage wrote: »
    I like linear games

    THERE I SAID IT

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    every person who doesn't like an acquired taste always seems to think everyone who likes it is faking it. it should be an official fallacy.
    the "no true scotch man" fallacy.
    HakkekageHahnsoo1MrMister
  • amateurhouramateurhour One day I'll be professionalhour The woods somewhere in TennesseeRegistered User regular
    I get settled in for the night and I'm all "oh, I have notifications, one of my internet friends is discussing me a-... oh, butt pees"


    Arch wrote: »

    I never expected this burn from captain bushmeat
    Hahnsoo1
  • OnTheLastCastleOnTheLastCastle let's keep it haimish for the peripatetic Registered User regular
    Bad games aren't good

    I'm a published writer and have a very unique and interesting writing style. I'm also sharp and witty. My profile is well-written and hilarious. My messages are likewise brilliant. And I've been doing this stuff for...four or five years. I know what "works" in terms of good internet dating writing. "Works" in the sense of leading to a "date" with a human female.

    twitch.tv/onthelastcastle
  • AthenorAthenor Battle Hardened Optimist Registered User regular
    Damnit! My shameless plug for our local company got thoroughly BOTP'ed!

    *grumble grumble*

    Official member of the Grilling Gentry
    "Brevity is the soul of getting your shit read." - Tube
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  • jungleroomxjungleroomx And I said, hol up Registered User regular
    Hakkekage wrote: »
    I like linear games

    THERE I SAID IT

    Mods

    Make. Time.
  • AbdhyiusAbdhyius Registered User regular
    edited January 2018
    Feral wrote: »
    What I like out of open world games are exploration and emergent gameplay. Finding secrets and treasures in unexpected locations, being able to approach a problem in multiple ways, and having small adventures that weren't necessarily scripted.

    I neither want nor need every corner of my map to be crammed with some stupid minigame.

    Assassin's Creed 2 was fun.

    We can stop now, though. That wasn't supposed to be a cue to make every single fucking game be about climbing a tower to reveal a bunch of icons with some dull-ass minigame or whatever.

    Abdhyius on
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    shrykeTicaldfjam
  • ChanusChanus Sugoi! ^_____^Registered User regular
    I think every open-world game other than Breath of the Wild would be personally more enjoyable with every piece of side-content excised from the game. Seeing all that stuff there causes me to neurotically engage with it, but I think my experience would be better in every case I can think of if it just wasn't there at all.

    i might have finished HZD if all the side shit hadn’t made me feel like the game was doing the same things over and over again

    **Winner Softest and Most Comfy Hugs Award Summer 2018**

    Blueberrywerewlf on the Sony Anime Games Box | BluberryWerewlf on the BroBone
  • PowerpuppiesPowerpuppies Registered User regular
    edited January 2018
    Hakkes you love BotW though

    Powerpuppies on
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  • 21stCentury21stCentury A lovely pixel artist and gamecrafter [They/Them]Registered User regular
    Bad games aren't good

    There are no bad games, only bad players.

  • CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    I like games that don't have much background lore and don't use background lore as a collectible.

  • PhyphorPhyphor Building Planet Busters Tasting FruitRegistered User regular
    Feral wrote: »
    Horizon is the best pre-BOTW Open World Style Game that would nevertheless have been way better if it didn't bother being an open world game. Open world games that aren't Breath of the Wild suck. It stands out because the story and main character development are, almost shockingly, really good and interesting.

    When people make broad proclamations against open world games, it reminds me how different peoples' mindsets about gaming can be.

    Yeah sorry, broad proclamations are always a bad idea and I shouldn't make them

    It's just that, for me, the genre, as defined by Ubisoft style map-markers, is an active assault on my ability to enjoy the experience. I feel simultaneously compelled to go through the checklists while fully aware that each side-quest and inconsequential collectible is sucking away my momentum and investment in the story.

    I like how skyrim handled this. You could have the map completely filled with quest markers, or you could just have markers for selected quests, or none at all

    Magic Box
    Academician Prokhor "Phyphor" Zakharov, Chief Scientist of China, Provost of the University of Planet - SE++ Megagame
  • AbdhyiusAbdhyius Registered User regular
    Also death to the idea that more content is always good

    it should be obvious that it is not

    the more you fill your game with unengaging uninteresting side-stuff, the less of your game is composed of good parts.

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  • navgoosenavgoose Registered User regular
    I was betrayed by my lovehandles yesterday. I thought the only thing fat has going for it was you couldn't pull/strain it.

  • 21stCentury21stCentury A lovely pixel artist and gamecrafter [They/Them]Registered User regular
    Couscous wrote: »
    I like games that don't have much background lore and don't use background lore as a collectible.

    Would you consider Pyre one such game?

  • FeralFeral MEMETICHARIZARD along with you if I get drunk well I know I'm gonna be gonna be the man whoRegistered User regular
    Feral wrote: »
    What I like out of open world games are exploration and emergent gameplay. Finding secrets and treasures in unexpected locations, being able to approach a problem in multiple ways, and having small adventures that weren't necessarily scripted.

    I neither want nor need every corner of my map to be crammed with some stupid minigame.

    Which open-world games do you feel deliver on those things that you like?

    Fallout series, Minecraft, Breath of the Wild, Prototype.

    Prey, so far.

    Saints Row 4 had lots of minigames but I still enjoyed it.

    Sometimes Ark, but I gave up on it when I realized that the developers were more interested in adding more dinosaurs than dealing with any of the persistent bugs or game engine issues.

    I liked Assassin's Creed 3 when I just built out my homestead and hunted wildlife. I didn't like the actual Assassin's Creed parts.

    every person who doesn't like an acquired taste always seems to think everyone who likes it is faking it. it should be an official fallacy.
    the "no true scotch man" fallacy.
    Kid Presentable
  • Hahnsoo1Hahnsoo1 Make Ready. We Hunt.Registered User regular
    Bad games aren't good

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    PSN: Hahnsoo | MHGU: Hahnsoo, Switch FC: SW-0085-2679-5212
  • CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    Couscous wrote: »
    I like games that don't have much background lore and don't use background lore as a collectible.

    Would you consider Pyre one such game?

    I have not played it yet because it hasn't been on sale for 75% off.

    Feral
  • amateurhouramateurhour One day I'll be professionalhour The woods somewhere in TennesseeRegistered User regular
    I've started off 2018 right.

    Eating healthier, triglycerides are down, bp is still high but I'm working on it. Had boiled eggs and a smoothie this morning.

    This is the year I get fucking SWOLE. I'mma make a raft out of bamboo and just paddle shirtless on the river.


    Arch wrote: »

    I never expected this burn from captain bushmeat
    PowerpuppiesjungleroomxHakkekageMsAnthropyChanusMrMisterknitdanTicaldfjamSo It Goes
  • HakkekageHakkekage Space Whore Academy summa cum laudeRegistered User regular
    Hakkes you love BotW though

    I can like linear games and BOTW which is as perfect as a video game can get without being shit directly out of the anus of the manifestation of inspiration itself

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  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    bowen wrote: »
    Havelock2.0

    Yeah Preacher is right, I'm just cheap on the TP.

    If you want butt peeing you should probably ask amateurhour about that.

    The only reason I'm infamous for butt problems is because I am one of the few that admits that I've trusted a fart in my adult life that was not a fart and ain't no way I'm ever sleeping naked because fuck off on cleaning bed sheets at 3am.

    (you can own more than one set of bed sheets)

    edit: jesus such batsignals

    You can, but they're still a pain in the ass to clean and when you live in apartments it's not really feasibly to just leave shit laying about or soaking bedsheets in general compared to clothes. Plus sweat makes bedsheets gross.

    Ladies.
    Abdhyius
  • 21stCentury21stCentury A lovely pixel artist and gamecrafter [They/Them]Registered User regular
    Couscous wrote: »
    Couscous wrote: »
    I like games that don't have much background lore and don't use background lore as a collectible.

    Would you consider Pyre one such game?

    I have not played it yet because it hasn't been on sale for 75% off.

    If you weren't american, you'd have it by now.

  • HakkekageHakkekage Space Whore Academy summa cum laudeRegistered User regular
    Hakkekage wrote: »
    I like linear games

    THERE I SAID IT

    Play Edith finch

    I haff heard dees before

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    Kid Presentable
  • navgoosenavgoose Registered User regular
    Horizon put side stuff under headers like "Side Quests" or "Errands".

    Easily avoided...?

  • FeralFeral MEMETICHARIZARD along with you if I get drunk well I know I'm gonna be gonna be the man whoRegistered User regular
    Hakkekage wrote: »
    Hakkes you love BotW though

    I can like linear games and BOTW which is as perfect as a video game can get without being shit directly out of the anus of the manifestation of inspiration itself

    I have too many complaints about BotW for it to be a perfect game.

    But I definitely enjoyed it. It's a beautiful game, despite its glaring flaws.

    every person who doesn't like an acquired taste always seems to think everyone who likes it is faking it. it should be an official fallacy.
    the "no true scotch man" fallacy.
    21stCenturyMrMister
  • HakkekageHakkekage Space Whore Academy summa cum laudeRegistered User regular
    I've started off 2018 right.

    Eating healthier, triglycerides are down, bp is still high but I'm working on it. Had boiled eggs and a smoothie this morning.

    This is the year I get fucking SWOLE. I'mma make a raft out of bamboo and just paddle shirtless on the river.

    Congrats

    I have been on a slightly restricted calorie diet for a week and I am constantly angry and irritable and I have no patience left for anything and I MISS MAC AND CHEESE

    ....I don’t think I’m going to last

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    NNID: Hakkekage
    Powerpuppies
  • CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    Feral wrote: »
    Feral wrote: »
    What I like out of open world games are exploration and emergent gameplay. Finding secrets and treasures in unexpected locations, being able to approach a problem in multiple ways, and having small adventures that weren't necessarily scripted.

    I neither want nor need every corner of my map to be crammed with some stupid minigame.

    Which open-world games do you feel deliver on those things that you like?

    Fallout series, Minecraft, Breath of the Wild, Prototype.

    Prey, so far.

    Saints Row 4 had lots of minigames but I still enjoyed it.

    Sometimes Ark, but I gave up on it when I realized that the developers were more interested in adding more dinosaurs than dealing with any of the persistent bugs or game engine issues.

    I liked Assassin's Creed 3 when I just built out my homestead and hunted wildlife. I didn't like the actual Assassin's Creed parts.
    I really like that type of game, though they are usually called immersive sims rather than open world games. I like that focus on a relatively large but not ginormous area that can be crammed with details. Too bad they appear to be pretty dead after the sales of Prey, Mankind Divided, and Dishonored 2.

    FeralKid Presentable
  • AbdhyiusAbdhyius Registered User regular
    Even when you own a washing machine like me, anything that makes me have to change my bedsheets at 3 am can fuck off

    not that I rank the risk of shitting myself in bed high or... well, at all


    but anyway, do you not own a bucket, bowen

    of course it is feasible to soak bedsheets anywhere you are

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  • HakkekageHakkekage Space Whore Academy summa cum laudeRegistered User regular
    Feral wrote: »
    Hakkekage wrote: »
    Hakkes you love BotW though

    I can like linear games and BOTW which is as perfect as a video game can get without being shit directly out of the anus of the manifestation of inspiration itself

    I have too many complaints about BotW for it to be a perfect game.

    But I definitely enjoyed it. It's a beautiful game, despite its glaring flaws.

    Ur a glaring flaw >:-{

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  • VanguardVanguard Je suis le savant au fauteuil sombre. Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    I found a flavor of Häagen-Dazs that doesn’t suck

    Powerpuppies
  • Havelock2.0Havelock2.0 Registered User regular
    edited January 2018
    AC2 was my first open world ubisoft game

    I enjoyed it but I tried to 100% it and I ended up rage quitting over an animus puzzle that was stupid difficult

    My favorite one would have to be Black Flag though

    Havelock2.0 on
    HAVELOCK2.0! NEW LOOK, SAME TASTE!
    amateurhour
  • Casual EddyCasual Eddy Don't despair. Not even over the fact that you don't despair.Registered User regular
    On my way home from a political action meeting for north carolians living in NYC interested in affecting political change in NC since we live in such a liberal city in a blue state

    It was really good! Going to bother all the NYC chatters to go to their feb fundraiser. Get ready y’all!

    Elki wrote: »

    Casual Eddy: best poster 2014.
    tyrannus wrote: »
    Casual Eddy: best poster of 2015

    gotta update that stuff man
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  • HakkekageHakkekage Space Whore Academy summa cum laudeRegistered User regular
    Omg I’m on the verge of tears thinking about lobster Mac and cheese

    I can’t do this my relationship to food is emotionally dangerous

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  • AbdhyiusAbdhyius Registered User regular
    navgoose wrote: »
    Horizon put side stuff under headers like "Side Quests" or "Errands".

    Easily avoided...?

    I haven't played horizon so I don't know how bad they are but

    it is very bad design if I have to remember to not overdo sidequests to not lose enjoyment of the game

    there shouldn't be more sidequests to do in a row than a fun amount of sidequests

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    Kid Presentableshryke
  • HakkekageHakkekage Space Whore Academy summa cum laudeRegistered User regular
    On my way home from a political action meeting for north carolians living in NYC interested in affecting political change in NC since we live in such a liberal city in a blue state

    It was really good! Going to bother all the NYC chatters to go to their feb fundraiser. Get ready y’all!

    Fundraiser you say

    I have....some experience with this

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  • Kid PresentableKid Presentable Registered User regular
    I used a Christmas gift-card to pick up Uncharted: The Lost Legacy and Persona 5 on sale, but I think I want to knock out some Steam games first. I also should finish Gravity Rush 2...

    Think I'm going to play Night in the Woods tomorrow as my day-off project.

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