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Re: Single-player Video Games Thread

Postby WendyDarling » Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:39 pm

Has anyone played Glyph's freeware Rift?
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Re: Single-player Video Games Thread

Postby Amorphos » Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:46 am

The Witcher 3 first-person mod gives gamers a Geralt's-eye view of the world


I tried the mod when it came out, but the game [fighting etc] isn’t designed for it. …and I always play as female protagonist.

1st P -- Metro: Last Light, Bioshock: Infinite, System Shock 2 (a great fps/rpg cross), Deus Ex (any in the series), GTA V


I liked the first deus ex, but it is not [as]moddable like skyrim or fallout4, still I may check out the new one when its cheaper/sale. I see nexus host’s mod for it, mostly missions though. Shame you cant choose the character [and a female one], that’s a big part of it for me.

I think 3rd person is like someone has stuck a big lump on my screen, and there’s no way to get rid of it lol particularly bad if its a big ole male ass you gotta look at all the time. #-o


Like Skyrim - Gothic 3, it can be played in first person (I think I already recommended this to you actually)


Nexus has a whole 2 mods for it, people keep saying you keep getting killed n stuff in it and the graphics are outdated.


why do Bethesda take so long to bring out new games! don't they like money or something.
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Re: Single-player Video Games Thread

Postby WendyDarling » Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:04 am

Shit, Bethesda made Redguard and Daggerfall (MS-DOS), neither's disc-set ever worked properly.
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Re: Single-player Video Games Thread

Postby WendyDarling » Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:15 am

GOG went elitist. Much changes in a year.
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Re: Single-player Video Games Thread

Postby Magnus Anderson » Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:17 am

Speaking of Souls series, whoever is new to the series should avoid Dark Souls 2 because it's the worst game of them all. It's difficult for me to tell which one is the best. I played them all starting with Demon's Souls of which I have the best memories. I'd rank them lile this: Demon's Souls > DS1 > DS3 > DS2. But again, it's difficult for me to remove the bias of the sequence in which I played them.

One thing is sure, DS3 has the best music.

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Re: Single-player Video Games Thread

Postby fuse » Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:29 am

Magnus Anderson wrote:Demon's Souls > DS1 > DS3 > DS2

Yes. And Bloodborne was amazing as well.

I'd still say Dark Souls 2 is a solid game. I really don't think you could go wrong starting with any of them.

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Re: Single-player Video Games Thread

Postby Amorphos » Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:13 pm

Yea but who wants a 4ki game/machine with a 3rd person lump stood in front of the screen all the time.

I gone back to playing total war games recently [ETW], but the newer games have gone with the survivalist theme, so you get fog-of-war ~ literally a screen of fog with a bit of green in the centre. I don’t get it, the games need good machines if you want the better graphics, but then the developers go and do that.
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Re: Single-player Video Games Thread

Postby fuse » Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:39 am

Amorphos wrote:Yea but who wants a 4ki game/machine with a 3rd person lump stood in front of the screen all the time.

Here's the thing, third-person has better possibilities for game mechanics. In third-person, you can see exactly how your character moves, dodges, swings a sword, blocks with a shield, etc. And you need to pay attention to all of these things in a game like Dark Souls or the Witcher. You need to learn the timing of your movements and watching your character and getting a sense of his/her size and gait, etc. is the best way to do that. First-person is like playing blind. Sure you still learn timing, but I've never seen a first-person non-shooter that had great combat mechanics. It's more difficult to do.

As far as looking at a male player character butt all game, I don't have that problem b/c I'm not focused on the butt. To be honest, it sounds like a weird insecurity that you can't stand to play male characters in 3rd person, because you don't want to look at a man's backside..
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Re: Single-player Video Games Thread

Postby fuse » Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:53 am




you can't do this ^ in first-person
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Re: Single-player Video Games Thread

Postby captaincrunk » Mon May 01, 2017 12:46 am

fuse wrote:
Magnus Anderson wrote:Demon's Souls > DS1 > DS3 > DS2

Yes. And Bloodborne was amazing as well.

I'd still say Dark Souls 2 is a solid game. I really don't think you could go wrong starting with any of them.


Don't forget demon souls. It's better than dark souls three but not as good as DS1
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Re: Single-player Video Games Thread

Postby Magnus Anderson » Mon May 01, 2017 6:49 am

Not only did I not forget it, I ranked it as the best game inthe series.

I played Bloodborne up until Cleric Beast (or whatever it is called.) It's faster compared to Souls games and combat mechanics are neither as good nor as authentic (holding a shield in your left hand feels much more natural than holding a gun.) Certainly not a fan of the game.

I like the music though.
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Re: Single-player Video Games Thread

Postby fuse » Mon May 01, 2017 8:12 am

Magnus Anderson wrote:Not only did I not forget it, I ranked it as the best game inthe series.

I played Bloodborne up until Cleric Beast (or whatever it is called.) It's faster compared to Souls games and combat mechanics are neither as good nor as authentic (holding a shield in your left hand feels much more natural than holding a gun.) Certainly not a fan of the game.

I like the music though.

Oh man, you never made it out of the first area. If it weren't for nostalgia and respect for the originals, Bloodborne might be my favorite of the lot. The gun was supposed to be a new kind of parry, among other things. I never used it. The metal cane/whip was an awesome weapon, though, and the combos from one swing to the alternate swing was awesome if you timed it right. Mechanics were really not different from Souls at all. Bloodborne forced you to play without a shield so you'd focus more on movement, and it incentivized a more aggressive play-style with health regen on successful attacks. Bloodborne's "Insight" system is also reminiscent of Demon Soul's world tendency events. I love that they implement experimental systems like insight and world tendency that deepen the game experience but are almost invisible to the casual player.
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Re: Single-player Video Games Thread

Postby captaincrunk » Mon May 01, 2017 2:17 pm

Magnus Anderson wrote:Not only did I not forget it, I ranked it as the best game inthe series.

So you did. I said I was a therapist, not a good listener!
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