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 Post subject: Shameful gaming confessions
PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 3:40 am 


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This is a thread for shameful confessions, especially in a community of hardcore gamerz. Bonus points for details why.

I'll start: I prefer "Sublevel Zero" to "Overload" despite the former being a roguelite and the latter being made by the original "Descent" designers.

I prefer S0's aesthetic, especially the chiptune/synthetic soundtrack, and I always love the mixture of blocky pixels with bloom. I like how S0 feels more like you're flying a spaceship than doomguy in zero gravity. And I love the whole animation when switching weapons. I hate the crafting and unlock cancer in S0, and the ramming mechanic is much better implemented in Overload. But man, one is gloomy 90s "the economy's booming but I'm completely without direction" while the other is cheerful wondrous "it's the 80s before the Challenger explosion and we're all gonna grow up to be astronauts together!"

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 3:53 am 


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I like shooters and belt scrollers, but don't care for run-and-guns. I think it's the combination of bullet dodging and platforming that does it for me. It's like playing Gradius, but only being able to control your vertical movement half the time.
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When I was playing Mario Kart on the Snes with my cousins, I was proud that I was the best player. We played it with the cheat (was it a cheat? or just a power up? I can't remember) to make your character small. We wanted to finish the whole thing and see if the character would be small on the podium (I'm sure it was set over a couple of races). I failed a couple of times, but on my cousin's run, he actually did well and finished in the top 3.

I turned off the Snes in saltiness before we could see the podium. I was maybe 10? The shame is still like a stain on my soul decades later.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:06 pm 


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I'll start: I prefer "Sublevel Zero" to "Overload" despite the former being a roguelite and the latter being made by the original "Descent" designers.



That's a confession? Don't be so hard on yourself, dude.
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I usually play through new games on Easy difficulty first. I don't like dealing with double challenge of tough/numerous enemies AND figuring out what to do and where to go. The latter is only present on the first time through so it's better to deal with it without any extra hassle. I can't understand people who immediately go for the hardest mode and suffer more than they really should.

Also, in my teen years I used to play FPS classics with god mode only. I did go for stuff like higher difficulties and pistol starts so I fell in love with the resource management aspect of the latter and still keep doing it as a default way of playing where I can.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:27 pm 


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 Post subject: Re: Shameful gaming confessions
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the DmC reboot is actually a pretty decent game! and if you approach it more like something corny and gothy like Supernatural instead of the typical DMC fare, most of the story and acting is actually kind of okay. (the baby sniper part is still one of the dumbest things in all of video games though, and the cringe-worthy and low-key homophobic promotion from Tameem makes me want to give him a wedgie. :| )

it's definitely nowhere close to the kind of consistent quality and personality that you'd get from a traditional DMC experience, and i still think that nobody should ever play the non-Definitive Edition of DmC (which is frustrating to the point where it becomes near-unplayable), DmC:DE is actually pretty good. i've actually played through it a few times and enjoyed myself, and there's some cool stuff that you can do in the game (especially after all of the quality of life changes and bug fixes).
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 Post subject: Re: Shameful gaming confessions
PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 3:43 pm 


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Mischief Maker wrote:
I prefer S0's aesthetic, especially the chiptune/synthetic soundtrack, and I always love the mixture of blocky pixels with bloom


Sublevel Zero's pretty great, nothing to be ashamed of there. I get what it's going for with the slower, more deliberately paced crafting, though it is a pain to be a bit obsessive and juggle a bunch of different weapons as crafting fodder. If I had a couple complaints it'd be that the dynamic music that kicks into high gear in combat only rarely seems to actually stay intense and never long enough. I wanna hear the richness of the music when it really hits its peak whenever you're in combat more and longer, so lately I play with the ingame music off and just load up the soundtrack to play alongside it...

That and dealing with accuracy variation on weapons sucks. There's too many potentially good weapons ruined by massive variation in accuracy stat, I think either they should have been way less variable on weapon accuracy or done away with it as a stat altogether.
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- I've only played about 30 minutes into any Biohazard game (0 and 4 on the GC).
- I've not played anything in a couple of years. :|
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 5:51 pm 


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- I've not played anything in a couple of years. :|

It's ok. There are more important things in life than vidya games. Like railing young women :wink:

You're doing fine

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 Post subject: Re: Shameful gaming confessions
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There are more important things in life than vidya games. Like railing young women :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Shameful gaming confessions
PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:29 pm 


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I have never played a single Pokemon game.


This is a positive, imo. They are just crappy rpgs.
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 Post subject: Re: Shameful gaming confessions
PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:07 pm 


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This is a positive, imo. They are just crappy rpgs.


It's literally marketing dog fighting or cock fighting to children. I played the first one and honestly, it's nowhere near as interesting as the three SaGa/Final Fantasy Legend games were at the time.

There was at least this very interesting strategy FAQ that broke down a lot of the metagame theory if you cared about battling other people assuming you were both at the max level: https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/gameboy/9 ... faqs/20844
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BareKnuckleRoo wrote:
Steamflogger Boss wrote:
This is a positive, imo. They are just crappy rpgs.


It's literally marketing dog fighting or cock fighting to children. I played the first one and honestly, it's nowhere near as interesting as the three SaGa/Final Fantasy Legend games were at the time.

There was at least this very interesting strategy FAQ that broke down a lot of the metagame theory if you cared about battling other people assuming you were both at the max level: https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/gameboy/9 ... faqs/20844


Man that's a rough way to think about it, but it's not really wrong...

I've played through a few mainly because they are a time sink that kinda sneaks up on you. Good way to pass time when I'm depressed.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:20 pm 


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I don't think I'll ever play another standard, turn-based JRPG. Not ashamed! Just too goddamn long and no payoff for this cat.


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BareKnuckleRoo wrote:
t's literally marketing dog fighting or cock fighting to children.


Man, that's like saying Streets of Rage is encouraging street fighting, lol. Maybe if they were actual dogs and not monsters that become your buds!


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I really dislike card games/mini games.

Just the fact that I (may) have to play some card bullshit in the new Shovel Knight story/character turns me right off :|

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:44 pm 


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drauch wrote:
BareKnuckleRoo wrote:
t's literally marketing dog fighting or cock fighting to children.

Man, that's like saying Streets of Rage is encouraging street fighting, lol. Maybe if they were actual dogs and not monsters that become your buds!


Monsters that become your buds by encouraging you to wander into and rip them out of their habitat in the wild and force them to spend the rest of their lives encased in small plastic balls as your personal pet collections to be forced to battle for your personal amusement and pumped full of drugs to boost their stats so you can gain the crown of "Best at forcing wild animals to engage in bloodsport for human pleasure".

Why, yes, that's completely in the same moral vein as a game about beating up a mafia boss and his gang members, how foolish of me not to have realized! :V

Kids who thought Pokémon was the best GB RPG were missing out on the joy of chainsawing a megalomaniacal god to death.
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I don't think I'll ever play another standard, turn-based JRPG. Not ashamed! Just too goddamn long and no payoff for this cat.


Sometimes I get to this point and then something brings me back. Recently it was Octopath.
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BareKnuckleRoo wrote:
drauch wrote:
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t's literally marketing dog fighting or cock fighting to children.

Man, that's like saying Streets of Rage is encouraging street fighting, lol. Maybe if they were actual dogs and not monsters that become your buds!


Monsters that become your buds by encouraging you to wander into and rip them out of their habitat in the wild and force them to spend the rest of their lives encased in small plastic balls as your personal pet collections to be forced to battle for your personal amusement and pumped full of drugs to boost their stats so you can gain the crown of "Best at forcing wild animals to engage in bloodsport for human pleasure".

Why, yes, that's completely in the same moral vein as a game about beating up a mafia boss and his gang members, how foolish of me not to have realized! :V

Kids who thought Pokémon was the best GB RPG were missing out on the joy of chainsawing a megalomaniacal god to death.


Okay Mr. Kangaroo forced to fight in said gangs! :lol:


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Never liked a Konami game. Can't explain it, just don't get on with any of them.

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I have never played a single Pokemon game.


No shame in that. I get people trying to project shame on me for never having played one, but I was 18 when the first game was released in the UK so I didn't grow up with any of them. It's not really something you discover at that age, unless you were one of the stoners who watched cartoons "ironically". I can't say it holds interest now, the whole thing seems a bit "My First JRPG".


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Monsters that become your buds by encouraging you to wander into and rip them out of their habitat in the wild and force them to spend the rest of their lives encased in small plastic balls as your personal pet collections to be forced to battle for your personal amusement and pumped full of drugs to boost their stats so you can gain the crown of "Best at forcing wild animals to engage in bloodsport for human pleasure".

Why, yes, that's completely in the same moral vein as a game about beating up a mafia boss and his gang members, how foolish of me not to have realized! :V

Kids who thought Pokémon was the best GB RPG were missing out on the joy of chainsawing a megalomaniacal god to death.

Pokemon won out over a lot of other GB RPGs because the designs were cool, you had a cast of over a hundred possible party members with a hundreds of abilities, and you could battle your friends.

Having multiplayer does a lot for the series. Many people mostly play it for the multiplayer at this point... although a lot of people just play Pokemon Showdown or something instead, since playing on cartridge is super slow [building and designing an optimal team takes AGES vs just picking shit from a dropdown box and being ready to go, much faster feedback loop to figure out what's worthwhile or not, much faster feedback loop to responding to new shit, much faster loop to just playing the game at all].

Pokemon streamlines a lot of the RPG experience, too. It's pretty impressive how much less clunky it is than many other GB RPGs, to the point where hilariously little has changed from game to game all the way up to the modern era. It's pick up and play in a way that many other RPGs aren't, where you're trying to remember what to do, where to go, etc.
Of course, the issue with that is that apart from more monsters and moves [a constant upwards trend until extremely recently], minor mechanics changes [abilities, physical/special damage determined per move instead of per move type], and quality of life shit [not needing specific moves on a character to break rocks or cut trees or fast travel], the games are extremely interchangable.

As for the plot... the games largely do cop out on the nitty gritty of what you're doing. The plot of Pokemon Black/White is about a guy who runs an organization that's against humans capturing Pokemon, but you can guess how that turns out.
It's regularly implied that Pokemon willingly join humans so they can get stronger and beat up other Pokemon, but now that sounds like the humans are a society of enablers. :lol:
The stories have gotten into pretty standard world shaking RPG fare too -- Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald is about dealing with guys who want to reshape the land/sea ratio of the planet, Diamond/Pearl/Platinum is about stopping a guy who wants to become the god of his own world, X/Y is about stopping a guy who wants to use an ancient superweapon to genocide the "useless" people [which makes more sense in Y version because he uses the bird that represents death instead of deer that represents life like in X]. Yeah, you're still doing the same "get 8 badges, become Champion" thing each time, but it's a framework to tell another story at this point.

tl;dr: the series is mediocre in a bunch of ways and the plot is basic and glosses over a bunch of shit about what you're doing, but it still has a few key things that stand out, namely being very streamlined, having a large cast [there are almost 900 Pokemon to date], and having multiplayer.
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I've spent more time on gachas than any other games within the last couple of years. Reality™ and work hours keep killing my interest on having dedicated gaming hours anymore.

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Oh man... I hope s&m BERUMONDO and DORAKYURA torture you for eternity over this
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Oh man... I hope s&m BERUMONDO and DORAKYURA torture you for eternity over this


You know there's an S&M themed Castlevania-like platformer right? I give you: Dungeons and Dungeons
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I've never completed any of the Makaimura series. Not even once. 'tis a terrible thing.
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I've spent more time on gachas than any other games within the last couple of years. Reality™ and work hours keep killing my interest on having dedicated gaming hours anymore.

:roll:


I have spent an uncomfortable time playing gachasoft these days. Mostly because I'm barely at home, but it's pretty bad.
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I've never completed any of the Makaimura series. Not even once. 'tis a terrible thing.


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