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Re: It's Videogames

Post by Khaos » Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:38 am

1 dollar. that's like 45 cent savings vs what americans pay.

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Post by Khaos » Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:45 am

halo apparently takes a year and a day to download so i recommend doing so ahead of time :3

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Re: It's Videogames

Post by Skeletor » Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:34 am

Start a year ago Friday
wow, [you]. that all sounds terrible. i hope it gets better for you

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Post by Juri » Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:38 am

Khaos wrote:
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halo apparently takes a year and a day to download so i recommend doing so ahead of time :3
thank you for the warning lol
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Re: It's Videogames

Post by pterrus » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:16 am

I grabbed Tomb Raider (2013) while it was free on Steam because why not. I'm not sure what I was expecting but I don't usually play games like this, it's kind of more like a movie where you occasionally push buttons than a game. After playing for a few hours I headed over to Wikipedia because I was curious how it was reviewed. Reviewers gave it generally positive reviews but complained about the "ludonarrative dissonance". I didn't really consciously notice it while playing, but it kind of goes like this:

1. Watch cut scene where Lara is portrayed as a scared little girl, soaked, shivering, and probably wounded.
2. Gameplay where you deftly shoot 5 guards in the head and stealth kill a 6th, using brute strength to strangle him.
3. Go to 1.

Now that it's been pointed out to me, I cannot unsee.

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Post by Grakthis » Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:10 pm

We are all buying killing floor 2 on steam if anyone cares.
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Re: It's Videogames

Post by Faceless » Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:22 pm

pterrus wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:16 am
I grabbed Tomb Raider (2013) while it was free on Steam because why not. I'm not sure what I was expecting but I don't usually play games like this, it's kind of more like a movie where you occasionally push buttons than a game. After playing for a few hours I headed over to Wikipedia because I was curious how it was reviewed. Reviewers gave it generally positive reviews but complained about the "ludonarrative dissonance". I didn't really consciously notice it while playing, but it kind of goes like this:

1. Watch cut scene where Lara is portrayed as a scared little girl, soaked, shivering, and probably wounded.
2. Gameplay where you deftly shoot 5 guards in the head and stealth kill a 6th, using brute strength to strangle him.
3. Go to 1.

Now that it's been pointed out to me, I cannot unsee.
I never played it, just watched a full narrated playthrough so this was less of a thing but still noticeable even then. But, yeah, game is interesting? It has some nice moments but I've never felt any need to play it myself or to ever particularly recommend it.

My favourite example of this is the GTA4 cutscene where Niko is like "No, I won't murder him. That's not a line I will cross!"
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Re: It's Videogames

Post by pterrus » Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:29 pm

I noticed it in Celeste too, for what it's worth. There are multiple points in the middle of the level where there's some dialogue and Madeline is like, "omg, I'm so scared and insecure, what if I die on this mountain?"

Bitch, you died horribly 100 times in the past 5 minutes, it's gonna be fine.

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Re: It's Videogames

Post by Juri » Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:53 pm

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Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:29 pm
I noticed it in Celeste too, for what it's worth. There are multiple points in the middle of the level where there's some dialogue and Madeline is like, "omg, I'm so scared and insecure, what if I die on this mountain?"

Bitch, you died horribly 100 times in the past 5 minutes, it's gonna be fine.
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Re: It's Videogames

Post by Doug » Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:56 pm

I notice that the Doom Slayer never faces these sorts of moral quandaries
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Re: It's Videogames

Post by Dantes » Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:18 pm

Likewise the Batmobile in Arkham Knight fires completely non-lethal anti-panzer rounds.
Pour like Hemingway's last call.

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Re: It's Videogames

Post by Doug » Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:32 pm

Dantes wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:18 pm
Likewise the Batmobile in Arkham Knight fires completely non-lethal anti-panzer rounds.
haha

Just like to point out again that in the Michael Keaton Batman movie, he turns the Batmobile around on a villain henchman and incinerates the henchman with the Batmobile's exhaust
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Re: It's Videogames

Post by Monty » Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:40 pm

The disconnect that always gets me is when an NPC dies tragically in an RPG cutscene while I’m carrying a backpack full of heals and revives. Quit fooling around, Aeris.
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Re: It's Videogames

Post by Ashenai » Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:55 pm

IIRC the status when you fall in battle is called DOWN, not DEAD. Phoenix Down can't cure death, it can only cure severe beated-upness.

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Re: It's Videogames

Post by Doug » Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:16 pm

Yeah it's funny how most people don't think of using a phoenix down when Sephiroth kills Aeris, and then they actually play the entire rest of the game without her when they don't have to
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Re: It's Videogames

Post by Juri » Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:21 pm

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Re: It's Videogames

Post by Khaos » Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:30 pm

Juri wrote:
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Re: It's Videogames

Post by pterrus » Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:31 pm

In high school my friends had a kind of progressive rock band and they were looking for a name. I suggested Phoenix Down and they thought it was the most badass band name ever. Turns out there were multiple other bands already named Phoenix Down but this was in the days before everyone automatically googled everything, so whoops. I'm pissed I lost that t-shirt.

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Re: It's Videogames

Post by Skeletor » Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:12 pm

So what's the state of Guitar Hero-y games

I think they went to microtransaction garbage at about the same time they were falling out anyway, right?

I'm really interested in getting my daughter into something like this, no idea what the state of the world is though
wow, [you]. that all sounds terrible. i hope it gets better for you

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Re: It's Videogames

Post by Doug » Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:14 pm

pterrus wrote:
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In high school my friends had a kind of progressive rock band and they were looking for a name. I suggested Phoenix Down and they thought it was the most badass band name ever. Turns out there were multiple other bands already named Phoenix Down but this was in the days before everyone automatically googled everything, so whoops. I'm pissed I lost that t-shirt.
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Re: It's Videogames

Post by Khaos » Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:15 pm

i wonder how a child would handle vr games like beat saber

i feel like they would do very well very quickly

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Re: It's Videogames

Post by haplo » Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:19 pm

Khaos wrote:i wonder how a child would handle vr games like beat saber

i feel like they would do very well very quickly
I think my niece is in like 2nd grade or something, and apparently she could do the tutorial which is on a slow speed, but can't really handle the normal game. she also has trouble understanding that you need to hit the blocks in a specific direction

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Post by Khaos » Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:19 pm

oh yeah the directional thing would be hard for a 4yo

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Post by Ashenai » Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:22 pm

haplo wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:19 pm
Khaos wrote:i wonder how a child would handle vr games like beat saber

i feel like they would do very well very quickly
I think my niece is in like 2nd grade or something, and apparently she could do the tutorial which is on a slow speed, but can't really handle the normal game. she also has trouble understanding that you need to hit the blocks in a specific direction
You can set all blocks to omnidirectional, a lot of songs have easy modes, and there's also a "no fail" setting where she can just flail around and have fun!

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Post by Khaos » Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:24 pm

enabling "no fail" mode for your child is setting them up for a life of failure :colbert:

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Post by Crunchums » Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:30 pm

Skeletor wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:12 pm
So what's the state of Guitar Hero-y games

I think they went to microtransaction garbage at about the same time they were falling out anyway, right?

I'm really interested in getting my daughter into something like this, no idea what the state of the world is though
maybe try https://www.stepmania.com/ ?
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Re: It's Videogames

Post by Skeletor » Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:31 pm

Oh yeah! I really want a guitar one too but that is also a great idea
wow, [you]. that all sounds terrible. i hope it gets better for you

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Re: It's Videogames

Post by Ashenai » Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:33 pm

Khaos wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:24 pm
enabling "no fail" mode for your child is setting them up for a life of failure :colbert:
oh, well in that case there's also a mode that continuously whispers "if you miss this next note you're a failure and your parents will not love you anymore" in her ear

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Re: It's Videogames

Post by Khaos » Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:37 pm

Ashenai wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:33 pm
Khaos wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:24 pm
enabling "no fail" mode for your child is setting them up for a life of failure :colbert:
oh, well in that case there's also a mode that continuously whispers "if you miss this next note you're a failure and your parents will not love you anymore" in her ear
what the hell am i supposed to do then

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Re: It's Videogames

Post by Faceless » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:53 pm

Dantes wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:18 pm
Likewise the Batmobile in Arkham Knight fires completely non-lethal anti-panzer rounds.
Girls Und Panzer did this but they just totally handwaved it by saying "No, it's fine, the panzers have carbon-lining on the inside so these AP rounds that are flipping tanks over will do zero harm to any of the children inside"
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