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Cheapass gamers

- Mon, 13 May 2019 03:03:58 EST b42yZ7wv No.736838
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Anyone else?
I haven't bought a new full priced game in years. 60 bucks is and will always be ludicrous
Nothing tickles my anus more than finding a great game for $20 bucks or under.
Also helps that I'm patient and I don't play many online games so I don't have to worry about the community still being active
April Ryan - Mon, 13 May 2019 07:23:02 EST 93voU8ra No.736842 Reply
Same here. Though occasionally I will shell out $30, if I absolutely have to. Last game I did that for was Kenshi.

I think I paid full price for a game at some point, but honestly I can't remember which.
Sly Boots - Mon, 13 May 2019 08:20:33 EST UcENjjuY No.736845 Reply
I'm a consumer whore and buy whatever I want. But I generally don't buy games when they're full price though, maybe once or twice per year.
AC !QqL8nX9URE - Mon, 13 May 2019 12:00:58 EST gNBJa0Vj No.736854 Reply
I've been doing this since like 1998. Just buy what ever was from the last gen for super fucking cheap and enjoy all the gems you know are good from the 3 or 4 years worth of reviews and youtube coverage and chan talk.

Back then I would go to the Book and Music exchange and buy a Snes or N64 game and some CD's then go home and play the good shit and take the bad shit back, building up my library with essentially free rentals. I remember trading in Kid Rocks first CD the one with his goofy ass flat top for 50 dollars worth of swag.
Smiling Jack - Mon, 13 May 2019 13:25:08 EST iu14qoYO No.736860 Reply
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What really kills me is that there is a bunch of games I want to get for my switch but it seems that first party titles never go down in price. DK tropical freeze for instance is STILL $50+ and it's basically just a goddamn port of a game that came out in 2014. Bullshit, fuck you nintendo. Luckily I mainly use my switch for smaller games like dead cells, SMB, Celeste, etc which are usually in the 10-15 dollar range. My next purchase is probably going to be cuphead which is 20
Yuri - Mon, 13 May 2019 16:27:39 EST I+d0TStq No.736870 Reply
If you're a fan of Nuclear Throne, Blazing Beaks is a fuckin' blast and I got it for 7$ because I have a previous title of the publisher's.
Gunther von Esling - Mon, 13 May 2019 16:45:24 EST TVkL0/J6 No.736874 Reply
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same here.
New games aren't as "new" anyway. Old concepts remade with shitty mechanics.
AC !QqL8nX9URE - Mon, 13 May 2019 21:13:24 EST gNBJa0Vj No.736895 Reply
Nah not really. That shit isnt going anywhere. I didn't finish watching TNG until like 2017. Every episode was still new to me.
Hugh Darrow - Mon, 13 May 2019 21:33:34 EST 8Gf56vEE No.736897 Reply
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I sincerely apologize but I have to defend my honouere

If you don't think literally everyone is on the internet now and uses it in different ways that don't necessarily overlap in the year 2019, I can't help you. I honest to god don't know why you'd think that was some kind of statement of superiority or why acknowledging that fact would reflect poorly on me unless you're a crusty old virgin who spends all day lurking imageboards. Which, you know. Fair enough. No need to continue that argument here because I've been castrated and stallionized and am a pathetic worm who wants to be stepped on by a butch giantess, etc etc.

Also on topic I usually don't buy games that aren't on sale, but sometimes I do if it looks cool and people seem to be into it.
Rock Howard - Mon, 13 May 2019 23:27:58 EST Mz5DvYKJ No.736898 Reply
Not all of them and a lot of the shitty mechanics are 100% due to consolization although now it's becoming an even worse cancer which is phoneshit. Like the snap to a wall mechanic I can't fucking stand and both Deus Ex HR and Mass Effect 2 tried pulling it, plus Witcher had a problem they both did of no jumping and crouching. I still cannot understand why console shit won't let you jump. Is it something to do with the buttons? Fucking why can't I jump? Dead Space, same shit. And none of these were even terrible games except Mass Effect 2 which was pretty shitty, it's just how they were made for consoles.

Goddamn I fucking hate snap to the wall mechanics.

But I have bought certain select games at full price like XCOM2 although come to think that was awhile ago wasnt it? I'm finding "recent" is a lot longer ago the older you get. And the only reason I rarely pay full price is because lolsteam. Why should I pay an extra $10-40 than if I just waited a few months? I'd imagine this actually pizses a lot of sellers off because they don't want to get saddled with all the steam sales but then again I see lots of publishers/devs doing these sales on their own, which probably works for pushing up sales generally as a whole.
Cyan - Tue, 14 May 2019 00:09:08 EST vrQiXcHX No.736900 Reply
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I generally pay full price for games at launch. There are a lot of games I buy on release day that I dont end up playing until later too. Game industry arguments aside, I like to show my support for something I love the day it comes out.

Especially companies like Xseed and Compile Heart. I feel like preordering or launch day purchases are a way I can say "yes, please keep bringing this to North America."
Kazuma Kiryu - Tue, 14 May 2019 00:22:44 EST YEMY0fYF No.736901 Reply
>Fucking why can't I jump?
Because your character is white.

But seriously, try jumping. People can't fucking jump, we can vault and we can try to span a gap but overall it's an action game contrivance. Most of the games that don't have jumping don't really suffer much for it.

Granted, in the Deus Ex universe in particular if you can get power arms you could definitely get power legs and jump substantially, so that's a bit of a point you've got.

>Dead Space
Jumping and horror games don't really mix. Jumping is too much freedom for most horror games.

>I'm finding "recent" is a lot longer ago the older you get.

Yeah, but it's also the slower advancement of computing power and the longer lifespan of consoles. Games just don't feel like they age as fast as they used to. Most don't really feel dated until a sequel comes out as a direct reference point.
Deus Ex is a huge example. Human Revolution has some absolutely wonky proportions they did away with in Mankind Divided and cutscenes that look like your cat vomited all over them, as if NO effort was made to color or lighting match them. Plus they looked bad in 2012, and atrocious as you turn the details up and play the game on 1440p. But for games that focus on in-engine cutscenes they really don't date like they used to.
Rock Howard - Tue, 14 May 2019 01:08:19 EST Mz5DvYKJ No.736902 Reply
When there's a power box or a root I should be able to step over in real life and suddenly becomes an impenetrable wall I have to walk around yeah it's a problem. There's fucking no reason for it. In PC games I can at least try to climb a hill with that button similarly to IRL. It's entirely on a 2D plane which makes no damn sense.

As for age it wasnt a vidya reference. I mean it's hard to remember 2016 was 3 solid years ago. At least that's
Fuck. No XCOM2 came out in 2015 didn't it? See time speeds up once you get older. You stop counting years and start counting decades. Your body has fully congealed by late 20s which is also around when you notice not being able to smoke and drink like you used to. I mean time just feels different.
Tron Bonne - Tue, 14 May 2019 01:24:58 EST CMAOPcJv No.736904 Reply
>When there's a power box or a root I should be able to step over in real life and suddenly becomes an impenetrable wall I have to walk around
i like when they overcome that by just having the leg skeleton bits loose and the feet latch onto things so your character looks like an octopus 'walking' over stuff on the seabed.

it's not realistic but it's entertaining to watch. also gives you fun moments where the mechanics can't decide where to put the legs and part of the model just goes bananas whenever you stop halfway on a difference in elevation like a stair.
Lord of Shadowgate - Tue, 14 May 2019 02:46:01 EST qs2N6RcG No.736906 Reply
>Jumping and horror games don't really mix.
Dying Light would like a quick word with you
Sarah Kerrigan - Tue, 14 May 2019 11:50:09 EST FL0qkv/Z No.736917 Reply
It depends on the horror game really. Dying light makes sense since it's much more action focused and has fast pacing (and really only feels like a horror game at night, and for maybe a third of the game imo)
Jumping in something like Silent Hill by comparison would be really awkward and weird

To get back to the guy who originally brought it up's point, I don't think it really ever had much to do with console limitations and in this day and age it definitely doesn't and is just a stylistic choice (or a choice out of laziness for some devs I guess)
Cammy - Wed, 15 May 2019 00:13:23 EST Mz5DvYKJ No.736955 Reply
Or also Outlast, even though it is generally all scripted. But I'm not talking about horror games. Well actually even horror yeah now that I think about it, because you aren't fucking going to walk all the way around a counter to get away from terrifying monsters. Fighting the one regenerating necromorph in the medical lab in Dead Space 1 was pretty fucking terrible partly for that reason, to such an extent I actually walked away from the game for a solid year or two before bothering to force myself and finish it. The whole thing was so fucking frustrating I spent the time being annoyed and distracted by game mechanics, and THAT is the absolute worst fuckin thing you can possibly do in a horror game. There is absolutely nothing that ruins horror games like forcing the player to become super conscious about tedious mechanics and break the immersion and Dead Space 1 actively did that at times.

But I'm not just talking about those. And it doesn't need to be unrealistic Jedi Academy feeling jumps just like it doesnt have to be that really old school inorganic feel to how you're walking, which just about every single modern game manages to avoid. There is seriously no good reason except the devs are too fucking lazy to deal with the playtesting and level building for an area rather than just having a few scripted scenes and predictable gameplay where there's only a few locations the player can ever possibly be. It is super noticeable in Witcher especially the first one where you sometimes have to walk all the fucking way around a map because there's some tree branch that even a child can step over, but then again the series in general suffers from this where you're supposed to be walled off from an area that sometimes doesnt even have a visual cue, which is just plain laziness and bad level design. Like I can even understand a tiny studio not wanting to fuck around with it but with something like EA in particular I can only imagine it's them being greedy tight ass control freak lazy fucking pricks for not allowing a player to hop. You should never, ever run into invisible walls in a modern game but Witcher does this. Mass Effect does this. Deus Ex HR does this sometimes iirc although at least in that game you can jump from heights (I forgot if you can't without the aug).

Anything that forces the player to remember that they're playing a game is a failure of design. Being constrained to a solidly 2D plane is one of the worst examples of this alongside invisible walls and janky ass broken af controls. It fails because it utterly obliterates immersion and the 4th wall and that happens when you see like I said some tree branch or a shoebox on the ground, and have to walk your ass all the way around the map because of it. It fails because this is one of the most naturally occurring things to a human, which is to simply walk over or at worst hop over an object in your path. It works that way especially because we have stairs which us by default a 3D hopping/stepping motion. By game logic a staircase would be an ascending series of utterly impenetrable walls. And you see a prize of some kind on a top shelf? Fucking forget about ever stepping on a chair. It is utterly inorganic and unnatural which to me isn't even forgivable because there's no fucking reason for it that I can even think of. We had hopping on/over shit as a game mechanic since at least the 90s. If you try playing a game like Jedi Outcast you'll immediately wonder why exactly modern devs are either legitimately mentally disabled or unspeakably lazy. The even more hilarious thing is because the old games themselves train yiy to think this way so whenever my Q and E key doesnt work something feels pretty fucking wrong. I'm not asking to leap high in the air. I'm asking to step on/over shit.
Ulfric Stormcloak - Wed, 15 May 2019 00:26:47 EST 6bGQuYjo No.736956 Reply
>Thrifty gaming thread
>No faglord butting in with "hurr durr I haven't paid for anything since I just pirate everything" in an attempt to one-up everyone in the thread

Well, maybe there's hope for /vg/ after all
Cammy - Wed, 15 May 2019 02:14:43 EST Mz5DvYKJ No.736960 Reply
I actually buy just about every game. Except for EA. I pirate theirs just on general principle. Well, except a few I didn't know were EA until after I bought them. I feel sorry about that.
Aribeth - Wed, 15 May 2019 14:25:52 EST aJpCuoa1 No.736979 Reply
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I saw Steamworld Dig on nintendos eshop yesterday for 70% off which made it about 3 dollars. Even better I bought it with the points I had saved up so it was basically free. I live for shit like this
infectious - Thu, 04 Jul 2019 10:42:25 EST 2HpQicD7 No.739791 Reply
Ooh me, me, me. I haven't bought a full price game in years. There's always a sale going on somewhere and you can even get modern AAA games for half off sometimes. I got my Kingdom Hearts 3 for $30 and could have bought Spiderman for another $35 if I wanted and together they would have cost like $5 over the list price of KH3. Spiderman was being listed for $40 at that time on Gamestop.
Dregs - Thu, 04 Jul 2019 10:50:53 EST qrPHyWe8 No.739792 Reply
You can't jump in dead space because your feet are magnetized to the floor most of the game. The parts where you're not magnetized to a floor, you're in a straight jacket or a heavy space suit or you actually can jump because it's a zero gravity sequence.
Sander Cohen - Thu, 04 Jul 2019 11:08:02 EST Qf2drrUa No.739793 Reply
I used to buy games in bulk during sales, but I've realized that as my library fills up I only end up playing a very small number of them. So what sense does it make to have a library I've put thousands of bucks into when I'm only interested in a fraction of it?

I've learned to stop seeing full priced games wasted money or "I could buy 3 games with this money".
Nowadays I'd rather play one game I'm excited about instead of juggling 3 games I'm only interested in because I got them cheap. Life's too short and money is meaningless.
Goemon - Thu, 04 Jul 2019 13:05:25 EST +EkvKYMb No.739798 Reply
Sony had a sale during E3 where Spider-Man was only 20 bucks you should have jumped on that
infectious - Thu, 04 Jul 2019 17:12:53 EST 2HpQicD7 No.739813 Reply
Yeah like piracy is one thing, but doesn't make it better than saving money on deals. Pirate it if you want to try it or if you think you want to play it for a bit or whatever, but just don't care about supporting the developers. I honestly think that if you like a game you should pay for it if you want updates or future titles, but if you play a game and delete it then well whatever. I mean not all of us are made of money. But if you really liked the game and think you will play it again then support them. And fuck micro transactions and excessive pricey DLC.
Kolyat Krios - Sun, 07 Jul 2019 17:43:00 EST 85DD63oq No.739953 Reply
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I bought Robonauts yesterday for 19 cents. CENTS. I even used some gold points so it was literally free. I played the demo before and while it didn't seem like a bad game it didn't seem worth it for the price it was previously at so I passed it up, but for 19 fucking cents I'll pretty much buy anything
Oddly enough this is the second best selling game in the best seller section of the eshop, probably because it's always on sale
Quistis Trepe - Sun, 07 Jul 2019 20:54:58 EST Ful2TtPt No.739956 Reply
The eShop seems to be littered with shitty flash games being sold for pennies. Makes it hard to find anything that's actually worth playing. During the E3 sale the number one game was still like some garbage asset flip about gnomes. I'm almost postive its just a way for devs to scam their way to visibility so people check out the rest of their catalog.
Pitfall Harry - Sun, 07 Jul 2019 22:28:34 EST 85DD63oq No.739957 Reply
I remember that one, it was an endless runner and probably wouldn't have topped the charts if it wasn't free because boy it was absolute trash
There is some really good stuff on there for cheap if you wade through the garbage though, I check the deals section every day to see if anything on my wish list is on sale
Kos-Mos - Mon, 08 Jul 2019 16:59:54 EST RlZo9M9S No.740006 Reply
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Am cheapass. Never payed for WoW because 20$ a month, only used trials to play. European buddy sent me a message one night saying he has a gamer emergency and links me a private server for vanilla WoW.

Now whenever I get pissed off at something in game I tell myself "atleast I didn't pay for this absolutely shitty experience" when running from graveyard back to leh corpse on other side of the world or whatever stupid meta it may be.

Everyone hyped for Vanilla WoW for some reason and i'm that asshole who's going to keep playing for free on private servers with high population and good PvP so....
Fuck your bullshit Blizzard, not getting my money.
James Sunderland - Mon, 08 Jul 2019 19:07:48 EST Qz75u/vH No.740011 Reply
a good amount of the servers are gonna shut down when vanilla comes out so you better get in whatever fun you're getting before it ends
Dregs - Mon, 08 Jul 2019 22:40:32 EST qrPHyWe8 No.740025 Reply
I liked wow. On 10x xp and loot drops, with 100x honor awards. With a teleportation nexus that brings you where you want for free.

So basically I didn't like Wow at all. I just liked the MMO it could have been if they didn't make everything a needless grind.

I bought the game when it first came out the let the subscription lapse and went to free servers after that. Glad I didn't get sucked into the BS of vanilla WoW.
Yorda - Wed, 10 Jul 2019 07:54:09 EST Z3rp+Sl/ No.740075 Reply
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>>736838 >>736842
>>736854 >>736860
>>736874 >>740006
I got all you punks completely beat.

I went out a while back to acquire an extra computer through this sort of work-deal. I was to get a 1ghz+ machine, which was to be a P4 class machine or Athlon equivalent. So I was safely expecting an Athlon XP. But I didn't really want to use it for gaming, I wanted to designate the strongest system I could acquire just a spare machine, and designate something weaker as a gaming system to load with stuff I've overlooked before. So, for this purpose, I was hoping for a coppermine based system, a level that was deemed just plain too shitty to be useful for anything, but also too new to be smelted down for serious amounts of gold like a 486 or many pentiums. But maybe confused here, I possibly was just doing the whole cheapness thing wrong, I mean, there were questions as to what I needed such a whole damn arsenal of computers anyway when the common man humbly makes do with just one.

Oh yeah, and besides that, I was looking at scooping up this Pentium E mini-ITX system there, which I was actually expecting to pay for. It was an IBM at least, but still, that's a fucking current leaking Prescot chip crammed into a box suitable for a VIA C7 or Atom CPU, and then if you factor in a video card, that's a noise and thermal management nightmare ... now, putting up with *that* would be serious, serious cheapness.

Well, I didn't get it, but only because I didn't think I had a sensible way of taking it home. I would have *tried* to do something else with that thing, but I doubt I could have even underclocked it, and it had a pin-filled reverse-socket, the type that transfers the risk of damaging the CPU to the motherboard, and with that I couldn't swap in a Northwood P4 or a VIA C7. Yeah, I probably would have tried loading up as many games as possible on a VIA CPU box if I could have, but all I came across was one apparently broken C3. Hell, I came across an AMD Geode, err, wait, probably an even older National Semiconductor Geode based thin client, I was itching to install Freedos onto that kind of ultramini-machine. It did seem like an especially underequiped, poorly suited machine for such a purpose though.

But yeah, I got pretty hardcore with the cheepness. I wanted to put in more hours to have something for my resume, and they were saying "fuck you" to that, although not entirely blatantly, they were expecting to put me on *their* resume, but things didn't work out for them too, things managed to not work out for them over and over and over, there was a history of the lives of people involved with them going thoroughly to shit. But I didn't let them make a PR creature out of me either, that does qualify as ardent cheapness, doesn't it?

So, anyway, proceeding with the focal point, they had these like 900 or 1000 mhz machines which they deemed not useable that had completely pristine cases, and they were full ATX sized desktop cases, so really quite unusual by that time, I figured they'd have been quite acceptable for living room use, although today people would surely disagree. The #1 issue with them was the complete lack of an exhaust fan, so that probably would have implied some dremel work, ooooh, and guess what??? I'm too cheap for a dremel too, I just use tin snips! I don't even remember if it had room for a 92mm fan, to at least have that one advantage over a basic case with an 8cm slot.

They were also against selling cases, to avoid having "the wrong kind of people" crawl in there.

"Wrong kind people" obviously implies those that would effectively resist ending up spending loads and loads of time being involved there, way, way more than one machine was supposed to cost.

It also would have been neat to scoop up a number of such sub-ghz machines, hook them up into a LAN. But that wasn't really on my mind.

On a bigger level, it was a completely bizarre event, cause they had a small fuckton of computer hardware that was really only desirable for gaming purposses, which would have happened to have been a horrendously awkward thing to point out or bring up.

SVU:"Stocks & Bondage" pic quite related, there was a lot of "Human Ashtray" type people involved with that place, and they in fact mentioned needing to take a proactive stand against risking any association with people with hobbies of such a sort.
Cheetahmen - Wed, 10 Jul 2019 18:25:12 EST irlMPp4B No.740099 Reply
Yea tldr.
What makes you think people are gonna read your wall of garbage?
Smiling Jack - Wed, 10 Jul 2019 19:20:57 EST gHtEwB2u No.740101 Reply
What makes you think I didnt read it? Cause I did. Almost all of it.
K. K. Slider - Thu, 11 Jul 2019 04:55:02 EST Z3rp+Sl/ No.740120 Reply
Awww, wonderful for you, maybe you need a pat on the head for your difficulty in handling seeing some else able to get way more elaborate at being cheap at game-acquisition than you?

Various possible reasons for why it could be worth reading:

-it deals with hardware
-it relates to issues crossing over between gaming and other computer issues
-it touches on concerns of gaming discretely
-it touches on gaming hardware durability issues
Wolf O'Donnell - Thu, 11 Jul 2019 05:29:06 EST 6P0Z5Xue No.740121 Reply
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You're trying to be cool but you sound like a dick?... Not sure what you're going for but you sure don't portray yourself well enough to captivate our fullest interest. Here, you earn a cookie as a reward from typing for reactions, now run along and have fun!

Shmonk moar weedles
K. K. Slider - Thu, 11 Jul 2019 06:54:54 EST Z3rp+Sl/ No.740126 Reply
That's cute, you need anything to be in some rubrik of hero ideology to not be offended by its presence? That's a silly point for you to attempt, I already approached that issue.

>>I didn't let them make a PR creature out of me either

I was not eager to be "portrayed well" and be used "to captivate" and to seize people's "fullest interest".

I doubt I could be enough of a dick either,the place had a seriously detailed anti-dickness code and nobody attempted to invoke it against me.

So, what is your issue? You expected this thread to be full of easy to pick out information about games which are captivatingly cool and devoid of dicks and would be $60 but are possible to dig out for $20?
Alyssa Hamilton - Thu, 11 Jul 2019 07:49:08 EST Dhgxx5dj No.740128 Reply
Youre the real cute one. When are you gonna show us that big ass dick?
Wolf O'Donnell - Thu, 11 Jul 2019 08:11:25 EST 6P0Z5Xue No.740129 Reply
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To be honest at this point I'm just skimming over what you read and detect all kinds of emotions that I'd love to soothe with a drizzle of hot candle wax on and ram out of you with a dildis.

Your effort to respond and capacity to exude some form of care entices us, is your body ready? We're ready.

Show that D
Nights - Thu, 11 Jul 2019 19:48:56 EST XlKsZNvJ No.740146 Reply
>download torrent client
>every single game for $0

Navi - Thu, 11 Jul 2019 20:51:45 EST XIVU9ZWq No.740149 Reply
The golden rule is to purchase a game you torrented if you really like it
Alec Mason - Thu, 11 Jul 2019 23:32:37 EST MyIZdrX8 No.740157 Reply

This. Pirate everything to try it/play occasionally, pay for games you intend to play frequently for a duration of time.
Dregs - Fri, 12 Jul 2019 14:19:51 EST qrPHyWe8 No.740180 Reply
Indeed. Support your likes or they will cease to exist. Tried Saelig the other day. Even though it's pretty good, I don't think I'll buy it yet. Unfortunately, The Guild 2 is still better. But if it ever meets the standard of gameplay that the guild 2 had, I'd buy in an instant. Seems the dev is just working on the politics stuff now, and maybe we'll see some more useful items and a combat system in the future.
ToeJam & Earl - Fri, 12 Jul 2019 14:53:00 EST qqJaVydR No.740181 Reply
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A walmart nearby was recently instructed to mark down any game that didn't have a brand new release spot on the display to $5 USD.

My friend ended up getting me the PS4 version of Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr for my birthday which contains the base games and all previous expansions. Five dollars!
Pitfall Harry - Fri, 12 Jul 2019 18:05:31 EST IcB310ea No.740186 Reply
Heck no. All the unfun bullshit I have to pay for, I'm at least treating myself to new hardware and games. You can get so much bang from your buck with gaming these days so I get it. I just really enjoy playing games on release day, especially multiplayer stuff. I find it's a unique experience when literally everyone is a noob, learning the game for the first time.

Shit I remember when something like Altered beast, a shitty side scroller, was like 50 dollars. And you barely had any access to reviews. Now you can just pop into a live stream and ask some nerd questions about any game, let alone all the reviews.
Cyan - Sat, 13 Jul 2019 19:51:30 EST vrQiXcHX No.740229 Reply
The hate ESO gets is baffling to me. I have it on XBO and PS4 with most of the expansions and loved it to death. If you get social and make some good friends it's as exciting as any MMO can be.

I really like wandering around and relaxing in it too. Theres so much to explore and little quests are everywhere. All I can imagine is people wanted skyrim again. And those same people bitch every time skyrim releases.
Quistis Trepe - Sat, 13 Jul 2019 20:41:48 EST 18SHMmrm No.740232 Reply
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Never tried ESO after hearing about some weird features, PvP server crashing, and some problems with armor upgrades and aesthetic appeal. I know that if you get the imperial pack you start with a horse, but I haven't heard if there's any other microtransactions or pay-to-win content.

Here is a slew of questions I have.... In your opinion based on experience how is the combat system in ESO compared to Skyrim? Is it something you can truly train in any skill or with any weapon or is it just a class locked skill system? If the classes are all locked to their own set of constraints is there enough appeal in the leveling or grind system to persist in completing tasks on an agenda? Just curious.

>TL;DR is ESO worth it compared to other Elder Scrolls games?
Cyan - Sat, 13 Jul 2019 21:49:45 EST vrQiXcHX No.740234 Reply
A lot of the paid content is expansions, more quests, and aesthetic things like clothes and pets. It's not entirely pay to win up front, but with items like experience scrolls someone paying is going to get a character with desirable stats easier. You'd still have to know how to do your build right, and it's entirely possible to grind a character up through normal play.

That said, the PVE and PVP is a fraction of what the game has to offer, and the story content scales to your level, so you'd be stupidly burning money on exp scrolls if Cyrodiil wasnt your end goal and you know, you just wanted to enjoy the game.

The combat is nothing like Skyrim. If I had to compare it to another ES game I played, it would remind me more of morrowind in that you and the enemy kind of stand there exchanging blows and he with the best stats wins. You cant beat many stronger enemies by being clever. You either have the stats or you dont. That's where making friends is useful and encouraged, because if theres something you want to do that's more difficult a team makes it easier.

It doesnt feel at all like Skyrim in the progress either. You can equip any weapon, and most skills are available regardless of your class. But there is a set of skills for each class that can only be used by that class.

So really, grinding is pointless aside from having a more useful arsenal and PVP. I wouldn't even say the game is very challenging as far as NPC quests and story go.

If you want another Elder Scrolls game that works like Elder Scrolls, this isn't it. If you want a giant map of Tamriel to explore full of lore, history, and other players to interact with, give it a go. The mechanics will feel limited compared to main ES games. The world will feel bigger.

As mentioned, you can pick up a used copy for $5, at that price I cant see why anyone who's curious wouldn't give the main quest a shot and see if they like it.
honk - Sat, 13 Jul 2019 22:20:14 EST hRfsG87y No.740235 Reply
I think comparing it to Skyrim is unfair, I don't even think they're in the same engine. It's just a really solid MMO in the Elder Scrolls setting with Elder Scrolls lore. I had a blast with it with a couple of friends over a couple of years and at some point it just stopped being fun, so I quit, but it was a really fun game for a while. Really big world to explore, it actually feels lively compared to modern day WoW and you see people running around and doing their thing all the time, there are lots of nooks and crannies to explore and I haven't had any technical issues with it.

I also didn't put in any additional money into it other than the initial $10-15 buy in and then whatever I paid for Morrowind when that came out. There is a non mandatory sub and you do get some QOL things, but I didn't feel like I was missing out on any of the game without the sub.

If it looks at all interesting, give it a go, but if you are too used to another MMO or just don't like that type of game in general then it's probably not for you.

I agree with pretty much everything that you've just said except for maybe
>it would remind me more of morrowind in that you and the enemy kind of stand there exchanging blows and he with the best stats wins

You can definitely play it like that, but I found it much more action-y than WoW for example. You can dodge roll, kick your opponent around, stun them, hail a rain of arrows on them, shit like that. I don't think it's nearly as boring and simple as you've described it.
Trainer Blue - Tue, 16 Jul 2019 07:00:42 EST Z3rp+Sl/ No.740330 Reply
Well ... yeah, problebs are kinda an inevitability ... the kind of problems that I've come across and have been griping about would presumably be the class of problems you'd be having.
So... I really snagged your attention with the reference to the "Stocks & Bondage" "Human Ashtray", and you're pretty disappointed and craving more along those lines?

Well, no surprise, that kind of stuff is obviously right up your alley, you must be constantly impressing all those around with your huge bold ability to proudly care about nothings.
Naija - Tue, 16 Jul 2019 13:44:54 EST Y/UytUdG No.740340 Reply
Yeah back when I played ESO (when it came out) it was a pretty decent MMO game. It's certainly not like most of the other Elder Scrolls games however, so don't go in with that expectation and just have a good time.
Bloodmongo McFerguson - Tue, 13 Aug 2019 06:05:06 EST +ibqzY1D No.741547 Reply
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I still play old games like KOF roms.
K. K. Slider - Tue, 13 Aug 2019 21:10:27 EST oQKhLI8b No.741561 Reply
I gamed on low end systems and last gens hardware for ages but I was poor as fuck for ages. Can actually relate to it
Like the detail about it cause I basically lived off emulation for forever comically its even more viable now
Lowend gaming is actually a wonder to behold nowadays with all the old games ready to go
Trainer Red - Wed, 14 Aug 2019 00:59:14 EST RJ+z6ASz No.741564 Reply
I read it and regret it, the dude wasn't even building to a point just rambling out his train of thoughts with details that mean nothing to us and none of the details we'd need to understand what the fuck he's actually trying to talk about
Anakaris - Sun, 25 Aug 2019 12:47:29 EST I3e4AlYL No.741967 Reply

I read it. Basically this dude kept trying to get cheap ass computer parts in the 80s and eventually the store clerk kicked him out for being an aspie and harassing the staff.
Ibuki - Wed, 16 Oct 2019 03:01:36 EST cg4vh6kD No.744252 Reply
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Nothing tickles ass more than getting a game that cost around $10,000 for a tenth of its original shipped price.
Capt. Bannon - Wed, 16 Oct 2019 03:33:29 EST KPChXmhP No.744253 Reply
Giving it some thought, I don't think I've spent much more than max $200-300 total on games in my entire life. Only bought some games new, like the Introversion metal boxed collection with Mult/Darwinia+Defcon+Uplink when it was still available, Morrowind and Oblivion. A copy of Guild Wars. Only ever bought two games on steam $2 each. And some used for cheaps, like VTM: Bloodlines for $3 at a game store, hadn't even heard about it before.

I don't even play games that much anymore, don't think the number will rise so much.
Hsien-Ko - Wed, 16 Oct 2019 09:05:49 EST TtVh6fkU No.744261 Reply

Steam sales are the shit.

I just finally got a laptop capable of gaming, so have a huge wishlist on steam. I buy games when they're on sale and I have money. Games are a very low priority for my money right now, but I love them. Also love old games like Fable which are availae for $10 so don't see myself paying more than $30 for a game ever again.

Except I do have a switch and plan to ask for luigis mansion 3 for Christmas. Someone else can pay full price.
Four - Wed, 16 Oct 2019 09:37:16 EST Q0RZvpAh No.744264 Reply
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I don't want to admit it but i probably spend that much amount of money on my WoW sub alone.

My costs didn't really skyrocket until i started collecting games. Now that i stopped and started pirating the old stuff, and i have every game i could ever want on every console I've ever liked, i look at my collection and i cant help but sigh. I think it would've been better if i used that money on buying new games i wanted to play rather than pay scalpers for games that are hard to find. I think im just gonna put them in a box and hide them in the storage.

I think what made me stop trying to collect VideoGames was watching a video of the guy who has the biggest video game collection of all time. There was a point in his video where he confesses that he maximum spends only one hour playing games a day and no interest in doing more, and i think i vomited a little when i heard him. I literally stopped collecting the stuff right then and there, and just focused on going through my backlog than trying to create a cool collection in my room to be proud of. Its such a waste of money that you could be using for something more useful like drugs.
Diddy Kong - Wed, 16 Oct 2019 09:50:38 EST S4c8HFon No.744265 Reply
i've lost interest in most of the game types that involve spending $60 to play at launch. also have a few hundred hours of retro-type stuff sitting in my backlog library, with more wishlisted. plus emulation, there's still a good number of games for older systems i want to try. plus plus an n3ds with a copy of bravely default and a couple etrian odyssey's i've barely gotten into.

everything i've been playing lately is small-developer or retro, none of which was over $30 even at release. most closer to $15 on day 1, and most bought months after release on sale at 30%-75% off. haven't paid $60 in years.

what i'm really saying here is there's too much game available if you're on a pc, to justify spending $60 on anything unless you're ok with paying premium to play some ultra-popular multiplayer thing.

(tbh i think $60 is an ok price for something of like 30hrs that's enjoyable to replay occasionally. not ok for a 10hr graphics showcase with a collect/craft system tacked on for padding. not ok for a hypercompetitive multiplayer full of screaming children and manchildren. also double-not ok to double the effective full price by having half the content as dlc spread out for a year or more post-release.)
Savage. - Wed, 16 Oct 2019 11:40:42 EST +0yi7xMh No.744271 Reply
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As long as I have an internet connection for all the free content out there, I would be fine just playing Doom 2 for the rest of my life.
Simon Belmont - Fri, 18 Oct 2019 22:54:47 EST 5LYJws1L No.744360 Reply
Oh, man. I haven't played journey in a while.
Anton Slavic - Sun, 20 Oct 2019 00:15:08 EST DoCxOvQs No.744401 Reply
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make sure you give brutal doom a spin, great stuff.
ChaingunGuy - Sun, 20 Oct 2019 17:28:26 EST +0yi7xMh No.744438 Reply
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Oh yeah I've been playing that since it was early in development.

Project Brutality seems to be the best version of Brutal Doom at the moment in my opinion. Dual pistols...upgradeable weapons...quad barrel shotgun...imps that crawl on walls and ceilings, more zombie variants than you can shake a stick at. It's awesome. Too many new weapons, enemies and features to list here.

Fav weapon has to be the UAC LMG, because its alt-fire mode splits the barrel into two, then you replace the ammo bag with a box of "Nine Inch Nails" and it becomes the Nailgun from Quake 1.

Yes, you can nail demons to walls. (pic related)
Jon Irenicus - Wed, 23 Oct 2019 03:51:55 EST 956pYYET No.744574 Reply
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Sound like if Mortal Kombat designers made a Quake mod.
Perry Saturns Hairpiece !!2yqTh/Za - Wed, 23 Oct 2019 17:37:05 EST ic4LaDtO No.744597 Reply
>and it becomes the Nailgun from Quake 1.
That's all I needed to hear. Downloads furiously
Boogerman - Thu, 28 Nov 2019 19:03:26 EST /7KGlrKi No.746709 Reply
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Street Fighter V is cheap now. With lots of updates it's way better than the barebones 2016 Version.
Divayth Fyr - Fri, 29 Nov 2019 10:31:11 EST 5LYJws1L No.746737 Reply
The last game I bought for 50$ was DQ11, which was just recently.. And before that was BoTW on WiiU when it came out. Which both games have giving well over 150 hrs of gameplay. No regrets.
Ratchet - Tue, 07 Jan 2020 07:40:30 EST iG+sptcD No.747960 Reply
I just payed 60 dollars for DQ11! first full priced game I've bought in a long time and I feel like shit for doing it even if I'm enjoying the game.

Let this be a warning fellow cheap ass gamers.
Gunther von Esling - Tue, 07 Jan 2020 09:14:37 EST KOtt88cJ No.747969 Reply
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If he bought the Switch version, then not really. There's additional story content, 2D mode, balanced gameplay, and symphonic music. I should have been patient and waited for the Switch version, but I double dipped. I was also lucky enough to get it for thirty bucks off.
Mr. Game & Watch - Tue, 07 Jan 2020 17:36:36 EST RxQQHUKj No.748004 Reply
I don't understand why people pay for games that they beat in one day's worth of time (24-30 hrs) for a $60 one time purchase, I don't get it. Maybe like a month or 2 I can understand, but like all this hype around the new Resident Evil remakes just to beat them after one day it's like wtf bruh.
Norton Mapes - Tue, 07 Jan 2020 18:22:34 EST 20WTriXt No.748005 Reply
30 hours for $60 = $2p/h
average movie 2 hours, average movie ticket $15 = $7.50p/h
1cc perfect play at an arcade, 25 cents per credit, 10 minutes per play = $1.50p/h
average player at an arcade, 2~ minutes per credit = $120p/h

Not talking about DLC or loot boxes or any of the other whale hunting nickel and diming practices of the industry, but buying games at full price is not a bad value for entertainment, it's actually ridiculously cheap compared to the industry's past business model or other entertainment industries, and part of the reason the industry is so fucked with labour and monetization practices
Norton Mapes - Tue, 07 Jan 2020 18:25:33 EST 20WTriXt No.748006 Reply
average player at an arcade, 2~ minutes per credit = $7.50p/h*

nb I can't do math
Dr. Ivo Robotnik - Tue, 07 Jan 2020 18:34:34 EST XT3lbW6d No.748007 Reply
A lot of short games have loads of replay value. It's usually fun to go back and replay to get a s rank or do some kind of challenge run.
Glass Joe - Tue, 07 Jan 2020 18:34:58 EST BJtLvEfC No.748008 Reply
$2/hour is probably competitive with films. It's a case of value. It depends what else you can get with that money (that you haven't already got) and how much you'll get. I've paid more money for much less time and been okay with that. I've gone to a music festival and paid maybe 8-9 times that for 30 ish hours of entertainment and it was worth every penny I got high and saw Sleep play for the first time in years, for 3 hours among other things. I don't think there's any games worth $10/hour though some are definitely worth more than $2/hour.

I mean don't get me wrong there's better value things to, but I'm depending on other people for D&D so I have spare time and gigs are fucking expensive after travel.
Ethan Thomas - Wed, 08 Jan 2020 02:15:34 EST XUc1sXap No.748015 Reply
Yeah, agreed, I'll pay $10 for a good experience that takes 5 hours. Movie ticket analogy is strong.
Altaïr Ibn La-Ahad - Wed, 08 Jan 2020 05:37:12 EST XT3lbW6d No.748020 Reply
The original mirror's edge tho. I played that one for over 40 hours, but the plot is like, 30 minutes long with gameplay.
Michael Thorton - Wed, 08 Jan 2020 06:48:14 EST BJtLvEfC No.748021 Reply
Not saying all games are worth it. AAA games are a particularly risky punt due to the high price and tendency to focus on style and substance is sometimes there. Just because some/a lot of games are a waste of cash doesn't mean it's hard to find ones that are worth the money easily with a little forethought.
Master Chu - Fri, 10 Jan 2020 08:09:16 EST xeGdxQNX No.748110 Reply
I avoid AAA games... too many are going the interactive cinema route.
Stryker - Fri, 10 Jan 2020 10:35:09 EST KOtt88cJ No.748117 Reply
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I literally just sold my Death Stranding copy. I could not see myself playing this bullshit through to the end. Seriously, what the fuck, Kojima?
Vault Boy - Fri, 10 Jan 2020 10:55:45 EST 1X0NlnkF No.748118 Reply
From the get go I knew that game was going to be a piece of shit. I love metal gear and Kojima, but that was one giant piece of steaming shit. A friend from work was hyping that shit out of that game, and a week later I asked him "hows that ups simulator" dude said, fuck you.
Trevor C. Belmont - Fri, 10 Jan 2020 11:35:54 EST xi9rWYdX No.748121 Reply
Thats way too harsh, its a solid AAA gaming experience even if its not your cup of tea. Tone it down a little or your opinions will sound way too biased to be taken seriously.
Vault Boy - Fri, 10 Jan 2020 12:08:10 EST 1X0NlnkF No.748123 Reply
That's true. To be fair, it is a beautiful game. Its just not that great of a game.
Stryker - Fri, 10 Jan 2020 15:40:34 EST KOtt88cJ No.748130 Reply

>A friend from work was hyping that shit out of that game, and a week later I asked him "hows that ups simulator" dude said, fuck you.

Bro, the sad part is that's exactly what the game is. For a while I lied to myself about this game being good until I finally admitted that there's no way I'll ever finish it. After a while there was no motivation to play for a long period of time before starting it up.
Dregs - Fri, 10 Jan 2020 16:19:20 EST BmETl52y No.748135 Reply
It had a decent story. I watched someone else play it online because it was just a long, beautiful, boring interactive movie.
Basch fon Rosenburg - Fri, 10 Jan 2020 17:01:42 EST TZXDriZi No.748137 Reply
Just finally got a Wii. I'm ask excited to play it expecting crazy good graphics for some reason Then I play and it looks like ps2 shit and I remember it's like 15 years old. Still any Zelda is good Zelda.
Otacon - Fri, 10 Jan 2020 17:22:36 EST je1eb1UH No.748138 Reply

This. It wasn’t great but I enjoyed it. But I tend to like relaxing games and stuff with lots of micromanagement. The sad part is they really could’ve fleshed out the base infiltrations, especially late game ones. If it just had as many toys and the CQC from MGSV I’d probably still be playing it.
Liquid Snake - Fri, 10 Jan 2020 19:17:40 EST KOtt88cJ No.748141 Reply

Oh yeah, I didn't dislike the story. I just disliked the shit the game had me doing over and over. Other than that, I thought the graphics and the scenery was nice. It was relaxing at times, but ultimately boring.
Ultros - Thu, 23 Jan 2020 02:22:23 EST p3ii5NPa No.748618 Reply
Thanks man, now I no longer have to use hamachi to play Mugen online with my bro!
Dr. Neo Cortex - Sat, 25 Jan 2020 16:11:35 EST X8Oe27Qa No.748694 Reply
Must be a cultural thing, me thinks.
Here, torrenting/trackers are legal - I've never paid for a game in my entire life.
Meta Knight - Sat, 25 Jan 2020 23:25:04 EST LXPu4R9e No.748708 Reply
Still rustles my fucks that Activision charges full price for old Call of Duty games. Holy FUCK.
Morrigan Aensland - Mon, 03 Aug 2020 03:45:35 EST peBQqToT No.754943 Reply
I just bought a new PC for the first time since 2009 and now I'll play last decade's greatest hits for cheap. Just started Alien Isolation and got the whole bundle for like 13 bucks.
Four - Mon, 03 Aug 2020 03:47:59 EST zCEbrcL4 No.754944 Reply
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Unless you enjoy hiding under tables for five minutes straight, Alien Isolation will disappoint you.
Play Prey. Its just a much a better game overall.
[name redacted] !h55/E7mIo6 - Mon, 03 Aug 2020 05:04:26 EST eZNzfa+U No.754945 Reply
Is this the game that you need to pay to be able to play against friends?
Kintaro - Mon, 03 Aug 2020 09:22:45 EST rweTaUas No.754948 Reply
Go way pedo food goblin.
User is currently banned from all boards
B.J. Blazkowicz - Mon, 03 Aug 2020 17:00:46 EST A1zZaANe No.754958 Reply

>Its a much better game overall

Apples and oranges, Four.

>Unless you enjoy hiding under tables for five minutes straight, Alien Isolation will disappoint you.

Bitch, I fucking loved hiding in that game. I was hiding for as long as I had to. Synthetics and xenomorphs were terrifying. As a fan of Alien/Aliens, I had a blast with Isolation. Now let’s talk about Prey, a game I forgot about after three weeks of beating it.
Four - Tue, 04 Aug 2020 07:11:56 EST Vovk8OY6 No.754967 Reply
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>Apple and Oranges

You're still dealing with a Aliens out to kill you, and you do spend a good amount of time hiding from the more powerful ones, until you get to create the weapons to take them down. The problem with Alien Isolation is you never overcome the fear of Aliens since when you die, there isn't much you could've done about it except hide more. It's boring.

I get why a fan of the Alien movies would love it, The atmosphere and the feel of the game is spot on. You'll probably never get a game that is so faithful to the series it inspired. But For anyone like me who only enjoyed the first movie, not much to latch on to.
Jarl Balgruuf - Tue, 04 Aug 2020 07:53:10 EST vHFds3Hn No.754968 Reply
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>The problem with Alien Isolation is you never overcome the fear of Aliens since when you die, there isn't much you could've done about it except hide more
What exactly were you using all the items for?
Unless you're playing on non-nightmare difficulty where the alien can wander very far away from you and falls for hiding over and over, there's literally sections of the game that can't be crossed without throwing a distraction and creeping by.
Bullet Bill - Tue, 04 Aug 2020 08:18:06 EST A1zZaANe No.754969 Reply
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>The problem with Alien Isolation is you never overcome the fear of Aliens since when you die, there isn't much you could've done about it except hide more.

I dunno, man. I guess we played the game differently. If I overcame the fear of synthetics and xenomorphs, THEN the game would get boring. I spent the entire game only using the tracking device and using the flamethrower if a xenomorph spotted me.

>But For anyone like me who only enjoyed the first movie

If you didn't enjoy Aliens, then I'll know for certain if your contrarianism doesn't have any bounds.
Kefka - Tue, 04 Aug 2020 08:22:48 EST BJtLvEfC No.754970 Reply
A lot of people I know played and loved this game, and even watching a few minutes it does seem like you're playing a different game. There are noisemakers and stuff. And those creepy androids.

I also don't get how you can say you loved the first film but then want a power fantasy. It's horror, Ripley doesn't pummel it, it shreds the crew and she barely survives.
Four - Tue, 04 Aug 2020 09:19:31 EST 5oI25L+w No.754972 Reply
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I didnt play it nightmare difficulty if that's what you're asking. though its been a while since I played it. Should I give it another shot?
It seems like we kinda played a different game.

I don't know, It's just if im not in control and I mean, actually have the ability to fight for my life rather than just hide. It's not that scary. I just shrug, cuz I know I died due to the design of the game not actually a fault of mine. And a lot of the time I would just get bored of hiding, and walk out just to die. And it happened to me multiple times where I just laugh at the game after I die and then quit.

It's a fault of mine, I admit. I need to have a certain level of agency to feel immersed in the game. A lot of the games that some people don't find scary, like Dead Space or System Shock, were terrifying. Having a time limit, you gotta fight all these mutants and cyborgs, and getting hacked by Shodan while fighting her in Cyberspace was horrifying.What really scared me is the game taking away all control from my keyboard and mouse if she successfully hacked me in the game. Man, I almost pissed my pants staring at her face. It was like she was in my mind bro. Fucking amazing game.

I also got one of those IPS monitor and there is a little bit of bleeding on it. The game is super dark most of the time so it was really distracting.

I'm sorry dude but the first one is just perfect. the setting, the atmosphere, the rising tension, and The horror in their faces especially Lambart. Fearing the unknown is always better. That's what made it scary for me.

It's not a power fantasy but I like some progress in my games. It was kinda nice becoming the nightmare you were so afraid of. I realize it loses a bit of its horror aspect nearing the end of the game, but Prey was still a solid game.
Baraka - Tue, 04 Aug 2020 09:41:46 EST M9O0zCz8 No.754974 Reply
I didn't like Alien: Isolation specifically because of the way that on difficulties above normal the xenomorph is just on a 10-foot tether attached to your penis and always inherently knows where you are. I get what they were going for, but not for me.
Jarl Balgruuf - Tue, 04 Aug 2020 11:27:24 EST vHFds3Hn No.754976 Reply
The 10 foot tether is necessary for the player not just to hide and wait for the xeno to fuck off every time it comes, rather you have to actively come up with ways to advance.
The other important change nightmare makes is xenomorph reacts differently to each tactic the the more you use it and has more tactics available (such as leaving a room it thinks you're hiding in and immediately racing back in) .

First time you throw a flare, it will puzzle over it, by the fourth time, it runs to where it thinks it was thrown from.

>Should I give it another shot?
If you do, look up graphic mods.
There's also a VR hack that's p bad (arms are attached to the side of your head, camera moves by itself during cut-scenes, menus are hard to read), but the 3d audio makes up for it if you can tolerate the jank.
Bullet Bill - Tue, 04 Aug 2020 13:40:26 EST A1zZaANe No.754978 Reply
All this talk about Isolation made me want to play it again. Shout out to Four and his contrarian antics.
Baraka - Tue, 04 Aug 2020 13:53:45 EST M9O0zCz8 No.754980 Reply
Yeah, like I said I understand clearly the purpose of the xenomorph AI Being That Way. It creates the illusion of the player as prey rather than predator, I just found it too obvious and artificial. It did a lot to break my suspension of disbelief.
Bullet Bill - Tue, 04 Aug 2020 16:42:09 EST A1zZaANe No.754981 Reply
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>I'm sorry dude but the first one is just perfect. the setting, the atmosphere, the rising tension, and The horror in their faces especially Lambart. Fearing the unknown is always better. That's what made it scary for me.

Lol I respect that. There are fans that prefer Alien over Aliens because of the reasons you mentioned. I just loved Aliens because Ripley's progression into badassery was so fun to watch. Her role as a strong female lead didn't feel forced.
Four - Wed, 05 Aug 2020 02:56:53 EST aOYFfPNf No.754993 Reply
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>I reapect that

Of course you do. If people really wanted to watch an action movie, they'd watch Rambo. I bet a good chunk of people were kinda dissapointed with it after seeing it in the theatres. There is a lot of franchises that start out as horror and end up having to turn into action, than slowly turn into a comedy due to how ridiculous it gets. Evil Dead knew this and owned it like z boss.
Alexandra Roivas - Wed, 05 Aug 2020 03:11:57 EST DDt4aMCo No.754995 Reply

It’s actually one of the most beloved action movies of all time but ok
Chell - Wed, 05 Aug 2020 03:20:29 EST ujUs9sTw No.754996 Reply
>one of the most beloved
This is the real thing that makes him dislike it.
Kerrigan - Wed, 05 Aug 2020 03:40:45 EST pgGs2j+H No.754997 Reply
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Tooth and tail was like 85% off.. so got that with steam cards
Divayth Fyr - Wed, 05 Aug 2020 06:45:56 EST A1zZaANe No.755001 Reply

>I bet

This tells me that you literally do not have a cap on when to stop talking. Fam, you weren't even alive at the time. >>754995
Four - Wed, 05 Aug 2020 07:39:42 EST MVbJW78c No.755003 Reply
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I sure wasn't, Movie premiered in 1986. Just how old do you think I am?
Divayth Fyr - Wed, 05 Aug 2020 08:33:28 EST A1zZaANe No.755006 Reply

Young enough to not be able to speak on whether or not a "chunk" of fans were disappointed by it. Aliens is a classic.
Four - Wed, 05 Aug 2020 08:38:47 EST aOYFfPNf No.755007 Reply
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Well, Yeah I "bet" not a lot of Horror fans were disaapointed with it. I guess its considered a classic, for an action movie. But it wasn't really much of a horror movie, was it?
Like comparing Alien Isolation to Colonial Marines. Two different genres for two different types of people.
Dregs - Wed, 05 Aug 2020 18:27:42 EST 1gcP/wOX No.755036 Reply
Aliens was a horror movie in an entirely different way from alien. Alien was about isolation with a monster that cannot be killed because if you do kill it, you're guaranteeing the death of everyone aboard the ship. If you don't kill it, it will eventually kill or make hosts of the whole crew.

Aliens is about a company that knows full well about the risks of expansion to both their personnel and humanity, but continues on recklessly in the name of progress. It's not as horrific on the surface, but if you examine the themes it becomes a much more horrifying story. Weyland knew the aliens were at Hadley's Hope. He started a colony there specifically to study the aliens in their natural environment so that specimens could be contained. They sent RIpley back to the colony because she's the only one who could blow their cover. The real reason colonial marines were sent is to make it look like a rescue mission, while at the same time cleaning up evidence, gathering data, and in the end they would have eliminated ripley to cover up the corporate conspiracy. If not for the fact that the alien menace was bad enough to break down the chain of command, the marines would have done their job. But they realized they too were sent on a suicide mission to keep the horror quiet. Aliens is basically an allegory for the manhattan project.
Diddy Kong - Wed, 05 Aug 2020 18:45:52 EST BJtLvEfC No.755037 Reply
Spoilers for those people who haven't watched alien (which is good, even if Four likes it)/

In Alien the crew were also sent on a suicide mission though. It was a set up and not an accident. They were always intended to find the alien and their lives were expendible and whether it was an experiment or retrieval is another matter but it's the same corporation putting gain and power above people and society theme really.
Mileena - Thu, 06 Aug 2020 11:19:40 EST A1zZaANe No.755044 Reply

Has anyone here played Nightmare mode in Alien Isolation? How is it?
Master Chief - Thu, 06 Aug 2020 16:56:04 EST +0yi7xMh No.755057 Reply
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Alien Isolation makes me realize I'm only brave when I have a gun in my hands. Without it, I AM USELESS
Ashley Graham - Sun, 09 Aug 2020 21:45:09 EST hi2hFY86 No.755172 Reply
Maybe we can build a fire, sing a couple of songs, huh? Why don't we try that?
Cate Archer - Mon, 10 Aug 2020 20:51:22 EST 7vvy7KNn No.755195 Reply
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I say we grease this rat fuck son of a bitch, right now!
Perry Saturns Hairpiece !!2yqTh/Za - Tue, 11 Aug 2020 00:11:43 EST 7vvy7KNn No.755204 Reply
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Hold on a second. This installation has a substantial dollar value attached to it.
Alexandra Roivas - Tue, 11 Aug 2020 04:12:41 EST XIuwxrth No.755210 Reply

I'm surprised he wasn't an android. That cunt had what was coming to him.
Mark Sheppard - Tue, 11 Aug 2020 16:18:04 EST hi2hFY86 No.755219 Reply
Yeah fuck Paul Reiser aint no body mad about that guy
It's got a wonderful defense mechanism. You don't dare kill it.
Gannon - Tue, 11 Aug 2020 17:05:06 EST +0yi7xMh No.755222 Reply
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I swear that Glenn Howerton's performance as Dennis Reynolds was at least partly inspired by the mannerisms of Paul Reiser as Burke. Especially that scene when Burke is denying Ripley's accusations:

"This is so nuts. I mean, listen - listen to what you're saying. It's paranoid delusion. It's really sad. It's pathetic!"
Daniel Spunkmeyer - Wed, 12 Aug 2020 00:19:58 EST +0yi7xMh No.755238 Reply
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Since this is a cheapass gamer thread..

>any GZdoom users here play "Aliens Eradication"? (pic related)

I believe it was made by a veteran dev of all 3 avp games; combining his favorite elements of each into one kick ass Doom 2 mod. It utilizes sprites, textures, and sounds from Alien Trilogy on PS1 and AVP 1/2 on PC, as well as the iconic horror stings and ambient tracks from the films.

>8 large, multi-objective maps modeled after iconic locations from the films
>Can be played on any map/.wad, retaining its dark ambiance and new textures
>4 playable classes: Colonists have to escape alive and rescue others
>Mercenaries (Marines) have to obtain vital research and materials
>Yutani Operatives must collect live xeno samples and eliminate all witnesses
>and Combat Synths simply need to exterminate all Xenomorphs
>Features entire arsenal of weaponry from the films
>Encounter various xenos, dormant eggs, terrified colonists, roaming marines, and Yutani death squads; With random placements every playthrough.
>The entire Xenomorph life cycle can be seen in realtime by observing the NPCs interact: Egg hatches, facehugger impregnates human, chestburster erupts from host, and it quickly grows into a fully grown Xeno if not killed before scurrying away. Sometimes friendly NPCs will chestburst at random.
>Uses a BrutalDoom-based gore system; complete with attention paid the corrosive properties of Xenomorph acid and the trademark white color of Synthetic blood.

I played an older version of this not too long ago and loved it. Now it has a full release! You can get it here: https://www.moddb.com/mods/aliens-the-ultimate-doom/downloads/aliens-eradication
Daniel Spunkmeyer - Wed, 19 Aug 2020 19:35:15 EST +0yi7xMh No.755429 Reply
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Yeah I've actually been trying to do a nightmare run since posting this, it's impossible without some kind of method to routinely clear corpses/gibs and blood decals from the map. Once hordes of those xenos spawn with their big-ass custom sprites, gzdoom slows down to like 3 fps. I had to do some fiddling with console commands and download some sort of universal "corpse cleanup" mod, and even then I still get slight slowdown with lots of on-screen enemies.

I've read that GZdoom has problems aligning its performance with certain GPU/CPU capabilities. This isn't a problem for some people, but I haven't been able to figure out how to make sure my GZdoom is running as best as it can.
If anyone has tips that'd be great, I can't abide my PC not being able to run THIS game of all things.

Otherwise, I DO enjoy the mod, it does alot of cool shit, but there were still some undoubtedly strange choices made:
>The class most resembling a "Colonial Marine" is just a plundering mercenary that goes in alone, and I haven't yet seen any recruitable friendly Mercs either. What gives? I want the squad experience from the movie!
>The pistol sidearm is radically different in clip size and firerate for each class for no reason. The colonists and Mercs have pea shooters, while The Yutani operative and Combat Synth basically have a machine pistol with infinite ammo.
>as far as I know, Co-op is still unsupported. I got an older version to run a server, but we could not choose classes or complete random objectives, and the player spawns were broken.
>breaking vent grates open plays that recognizable "sting" from the movie, I guess its surprising when a xenomorph bursts out of there, but when you're just breaking it open to get inside...its a little silly.
>The "Work Loader" is fucking stupid. It's sprite is huge, and therefore you think its gonna be some badass vehicle...but really you just "pick it up" and switch to it like any other Doom Weapon, so this terribly compressed image of its big yellow frame and grabby claws just pans onto the screen out of nowhere. I would much rather have it just be a janky sprite vehicle that you enter with the "use" key.

Still, it's the most complete "Aliens" doom mod out there, and for a personal passion project; its obectively impressive. Playing through Knee Deep in The Dead with it was pretty fucking cool: the maps were unchanged but with new textures, decoration, lighting levels, and dynamic spawning slapped over it; it feels like it's an actual piece of Aliens merchandise from the 90s. I believe the dev even created his own L4D-style "AI Director" system in Zscript for playing on custom/vanilla maps.

More than anything, the "Yutani Operative" class is the coolest, most original aspect of the game: They are based on those troops that appeared with Bishop in Alien 3, and being tasked with killing all witnesses really opens up the game for some cool humanoid combat, especially with all the iconic weaponry. I find I get the most fun out of the whole experience with this class. When playing as Colonists/Mercs, the Yutani troops can spawn in groups as roving death squads, not unlike the HECU from HL1 (and just like that game, its fuckin sick to watch the NPCs fight)

Still, I am left feeling sad that it's not a real, indie-priced "retro style" Alien FPS, or that "Colonial Marines" was nothing like this...if this was a full game with regular updates, online co-op, and local splitscreen...I'm not sure it would be a "hit" but it would definitely be a fucking riot. I'd love it if it was on nintendo switch or something.
Richter Belmont - Wed, 19 Aug 2020 21:52:27 EST m29vJGbu No.755431 Reply
My buying habits have changed. I probably buy one or two games a year. Like, this year it's been Disco Elysium and it will also be CK3. I'm probably missing out on a lot by not grabbing up a bunch of cheap games now and then, but it's generally not worth it to me. I have 1000+ hrs in CK2, same as in various cRPGs so I knew DE would be worth it.

Honestly gonna skip BG3 though, not a fan so far at all. It should have been a fucking easy sell for a customer like me but nope, looks to be trash.
Nana & Popo - Tue, 01 Sep 2020 16:35:32 EST DLj2jr43 No.755779 Reply
ESO is a great MMO, I play it all the time.

Nothing like the single player games though, it's basically just used the IP, which is actually one of the few video game franchises to have interesting, well-constructed lore. I feel like a lot of people mad at it thought it was going to be just like the single player games but with lots of people, which is stupid. It'd be like assuming LotRO was going to be like a Middle-Earth game.

It's an MMO plain and simple and a very good one at that. It has a more action orientated combat system similar to GW2 (but imo does it better than GW2 does) as opposed to something like WoW.
Claptrap - Thu, 03 Sep 2020 02:53:25 EST DaFhnwBU No.755832 Reply
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my poor ass loves getting high and pretending to isekai on wow private servers
Darkstalker Kaathe - Thu, 03 Sep 2020 22:32:19 EST DaFhnwBU No.755862 Reply
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salute to my prince before the greater demons called story developers ruined him
Emeralda Kasim - Thu, 10 Sep 2020 08:03:53 EST DGBXHmYi No.756020 Reply
Nintendo has always been doing that. They didn't even lower prices for SNES titles after the N64 got released.
Grayson Hunt - Fri, 11 Sep 2020 11:17:58 EST rweTaUas No.756069 Reply
Yeah, never gonna happen. Nintendo knows people will buy it. It will go on sale, but maybe like once a year digitally and but even then thats super rare to happen.
User is currently banned from all boards
Four - Tue, 15 Sep 2020 14:41:56 EST l9/7lRIR No.756157 Reply
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One of the main reasons why I never bothered with Nintendo is that their games never go on sale. Most of the stuff I got were either pick up second hand after a decade of release or pirated. There is plenty of games Id like to play on the switch but heck I'm not touching it till hacking become a little easier.
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Tue, 15 Sep 2020 17:29:16 EST a28I0VBP No.756163 Reply
Nintendo does have sales for their games but it's normally less than 30% off. It's rare when it's more than 30% off.
Four - Wed, 16 Sep 2020 04:15:51 EST 4dY9XSz7 No.756177 Reply
I dont think 30% is worth bothering with. The games that go on sale are never the popular ones either, so you never get the chance to play what you want unless you're lucky.

I tried getting into the E shop with my 3DS and I kept checking every now and then to see if some of the games I wanted were on sale and they never do. I still think the Gameboy color Zelda games I bought were over priced and I only did it because I was so frustrated with the shop it self. I had better luck finding the 3ds games I want from the local gaming stores but its getting more difficult and expensive to get what you want.

Frankly, I only really got to enjoy my 3DS once I got around to hacking it. I plan to do the same to the switch when its get easier to do the same. I play a lot of games, and a hobby can get super expensive if im paying full price for almost everything. I have to do it or I literally go bankrupt
Lan Di - Wed, 16 Sep 2020 06:08:54 EST cJIEQB1t No.756178 Reply
Yeah. The death of the used game market really jacked up the price of Nintendo games. You go to gamestop and you're lucky to see used switch games at $55 when they're $60 new. What's even the point of buying used at that value? You used to be able to get them half off or more.

Rustles me that a game like Splatoon 2, a multiplayer focused game that they have said they will no longer create content for, is still $60 in the eshop and has never been on sale for less than $40, even after the announcement that they were stopping content creation.

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