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[–] GOAT_BURGER 1 points 40 points (+41|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Skyrim - I just can't get enough of it. Completed it 4 times over now, in addition to just spending a lot of time running around and immersing myself in the game world.

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[–] Azriel777 0 points 30 points (+30|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I have a love hate relationship. The open world and all the things you can do is cool, but the world feels soulless, Especially the brain dead NPC's that you do not really have a dialog with, just a on rails conversation with bored VO actors reading lines. The Witcher 3 blew me away with the NPC's, while far from perfect, at least the NPC's felt real and believable. Also the mechanics feel clunky and horrible. That is directly tied to their ancient Gamebyro engine that they stick with.

They are also trading the quality for quantity, while the world gets bigger, it definetly sacrifices so much. Hell, most of the missions feel like they just left it up to the auto mission generator that was mostly just the horrible fetch quests, with most of them (even the main quests) were borring and forgetable. I seriously cannot remember any quests that really sticks out at me.

Didn't mean to go on a rant, I just feel bethesda could have done so much better.

Edit: I am also pissed they removed custom item and spell creation, I loved them in the older games.

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[–] Zekethephoenix 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago 

there's a mod for that.

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[–] ForgotMyName 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Approach town person as Archmage rocking awesome mage outfit.

So, have you heard about the mage school?

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[–] TehPandaAnt 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

And every single time you play it you find something new.

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[–] ccnova 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I'm in my forties and new to gaming in general (didn't want my wife to be a "gaming widow" but now I'm an actual widower and becoming an actual gamer). I read so much about Skyrim since its release that it was the first game I bought... Legendary edition, thankfully, because the Dawnguard expansion is fantastic! I've picked up other games of different sorts and get as far as installing them and learning some basic commands, but I always go back to Skyrim. I've got four different characters that I've been leveling up side by side, each at about level 20 now, just so I can get a feel for their different abilities. I like sneaking around for the Dark Brotherhood and the Thieves Guild these days.

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[–] theamazingbyron 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Skyrim is a fantastic replayable game. With mods on the PC, the game becomes infinite.

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[–] Dashippy 1 points 31 points (+32|-1) ago 

The games I've found myself replaying the most is actually the Mass Effect series. Even those I've only done four times or so. My friend has made it a winter tradition to play Shenmue every year though. I think she's done it over 10 times at this point. She's also replayed Final Fantasy VII a lot.

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[–] sir_edge 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I fully support your friends endeavors.

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[–] biopticstream 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

God, back when ME1 came out for xbox I got it, and I played it so many times. I've beaten ME1 almost 30 times. I've played through ME2 maybe three times, and three twice. Just couldn't beat the epic feeling of that first one. Femm Shep all the way!

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[–] Dashippy 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I find myself unable to play a game in a series without playing the rest of the series. Unless they're completely unrelated like GTA. But when it's a series that tells a story like ME I have to do it. Actually a few months ago I got a hankering to play Assassin's Creed. I ended up going through the whole series up to III, including Revelations and Brotherhood. Thankfully that was all I owned at the time because that was arduous enough. I like the AC games but it was essentially playing the same game five times in a row, but with a slightly different story.

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[–] tmntnut 0 points 27 points (+27|-0) ago 

Chrono Trigger, FF VI-IX, Baldur's Gate series, Planescape: Torment.... I'm sure there are more but these are the major ones I can think of off the top.

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[–] wouldntsavezion 2 points 7 points (+9|-2) ago 

Dude that's my list.

You forgot IWD, KOTOR and NWN1 though.

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[–] tmntnut 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Ah yes, to be entirely honest though I somehow missed out on KOTOR and I've not had the time to revisit it regardless of all the praise it's been given. I've even somehow managed to avoid the spoilers all these years.... I may just have to pick it up and add it to my list of replayable games. Would you say KOTOR and it's successor are both worth picking up?

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[–] GOAT_BURGER 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

Chrono Trigger

@tmntnut, this was my second best RPG of the 90s! (apart from FF7 - number one).

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[–] GeminiK 2 points 0 points (+2|-2) ago 

lol. FF7 is crap. it's only popular because nostalgia and holy SHIT look at those super realistic 3d graphics. Oh mah god look at Tifa's titties! Don't bring that rosetinted turd to play with the chrono games.

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[–] Hawk 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I knew I could count on someone else to say chrono trigger. Just got done with a run thru this week. My man! fist bump

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[–] tmntnut 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

You've just inspired me to start one when I get home tonight hah! returns fist bump

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[–] GeminiK 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Have you played Chrono Cross? What'd you think about it?

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[–] tmntnut 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Personally I loved Chrono Cross, haven't played it in a while and I think I only did 2 play throughs at the time. It could be nostalgia goggles but I do remember enjoying it, though it wasn't nearly as satisfying as its predecessor.

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[–] swankypants 0 points 20 points (+20|-0) ago 

I find myself always going back to the Metal Gear series. When I had my N64 it was ZELDA:OOT.

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[–] Hawk 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Ya know just about any computer can run a 64 emulator these days, I use project64 myself http://www.pj64-emu.com/ (sorry, on phone) but there are others. Play on!

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[–] Taurich 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

To further the point, I've played OoT on my phone. It's kinda funny how the n64 blew our minds when it came out, and now it's able to be run as an afterthought on a thing that fits in our pocket

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[–] RunningShark 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Or if you have a wiiu its on the shop for like $5.99 i think?

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[–] omegletrollz 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

What is your opinion on newer Metal Gears?

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[–] Slyboots 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Metal gear solid 1-4, peace walker, Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2 are the best games of all time. I replay the whole series once a year, usually in chronological order, im excited for TPP because it supposely completes the circle of the story, think of it as SW EP III. If you never got into the franchise I suggest start with the first one. Beware the rabbit hole goes deep and you may never be able to come back

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[–] erki 0 points 17 points (+17|-0) ago 

Super Mario World. In an emulator so I can quicksave :)

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[–] tomj300sr 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Came to say this. Listen you can play on your phone or pc. It's a good colorful game with lots of secrets. I have beat this he over 30 times and still enjoy it.

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[–] PM_ME_OR_DONT 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I can't think of a game I've beaten more times than the original Super Mario Bros. on NES. Super Mario III is up there, but the original still wins for me. It's super fun to do "2 player" with the kids and then I'll just beat the whole game on my first turn.

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[–] scorinth 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

You know, come to think of it, I've never beaten a Super Mario Bros. game in my life. Before I grew away from them and toward RPGs, RTSs, and FPSs, I didn't have the skill to beat them, and these days they just don't appeal to me.

Weird.

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[–] 0xA 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago 

The first installment of Portal. It is rather short (which is a good thing in this case), the dialogue is witty, the puzzles are tricky but not hard and the mechanics are perfect. Every once in a while I play through it and I still enjoy it.

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[–] ForgotMyName 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Portal 2 is still tons of fun and still offers a lot of replayability. The script is still witty, the music is still amazing, and you get to play with the nifty gels.

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[–] ez2typ 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago 

Whatever Civ is current (Beyond Earth doesn't count yet)

Wasteland 2

Fallout 1&2

Planescape: Torment

F.E.A.R. (the first one)

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[–] Easybee 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

First mention of civ. Have an upvoted. 3000 hours and counting.

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[–] pulls_facts_from_ass 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

So, like 5 games?

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[–] In_Cog_Nito 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Yep, no many how many times I beat the game, rage quit, or get wiped out, I still play.

2,664 hrs on record, 54.4 hours past 2 weeks...

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[–] JGaltOwesMeMoney 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Good call on F.E.A.R.

I feel that game didn't get nearly the attention it deserves.

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[–] zngraceland [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

HUGE fan of CIV. Over 300+ hours in Civ 5.

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[–] Lowlypeon 1 points 13 points (+14|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Earthbound. Lots of great nostalgia there. Chrono Trigger and Secret of Evermore as well.

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[–] sirgallium 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I need to play and beat Earthbound. I used to watch my best friend play when I was very little, and it seemed like such a different and advanced in some ways game at the time. I really should give it a proper play now that I'm older and could probably understand it much more.

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[–] Hawk 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I never played earthbound, but after hearing many good things I tried it. The interface (so clunky) bugs the crap outta me. And it starts off pretty slow. Should I force through the pain? Does the story pick up?

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[–] Lowlypeon 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I feel like there's kind of a hump getting out of the first town (onett) but I've always been sucked in by the depth and imagination and uniqueness of the story and characters.

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[–] Tode33 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Yeah, the interface is a bit dated at this point. I don't remember if the game specifically tells you this, but most of the interactions can be done by just pushing the left shoulder button on the controller instead of opening the menu and selecting what you want to do. Honestly it's hard to say if it will pick up for you or not, admittedly my opinion is definitely going to be influenced by nostalgia.

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[–] Tode33 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I just started another play through of Earthbound, felt like it was the proper game to break in the retropie emulator I built inside an old NES. My wife never knew why I always said "Fuzzy Pickles" when getting my picture taken, now she knows :)

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