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@  xcrash1998 : (21 September 2018 - 05:46 PM) I like games that actually reward you for reaching more difficult objectives.
A good example would be the golden ballon in Super Mario Oddisey it more like a trophy and less like an in game side note of what you did.
@  Fire Blazer : (17 September 2018 - 07:13 AM) but like yeah I get more trophies/achievements in games that I just happened to play more bcuz the game itself was fun or w/e and it's like oh ok i also will get these things just through doing the stuff i wanted to do anyway, that's cool i guess lol
@  Fire Blazer : (17 September 2018 - 07:08 AM) like they don't rly hurt but they aren't something of particular value, it's kinda like a fancy alert with a title that tells u u did a thing, it's not bad but im not rly one to go out of my way to obtain the validation of a video game through something that can usually just be done via spending enough time/effort on it

(getting to like the top X% of a competitive multiplayer game or smth would be a diff story, but in that case i wouldn't even want an achievement, i feel like just getting there should feel rewarding in itself, so... yeah, lol)
@  Fire Blazer : (17 September 2018 - 07:07 AM) yeah I'm not a trophy/achievement guy lol
@  acceptance : (13 September 2018 - 10:35 PM) That's just not incentive enough for me, man.
@  acceptance : (13 September 2018 - 10:34 PM) Plus with modern gaming a lot of the time the most you can hope for if you get all the collectibles is a trophy/achievement. Which I suppose is valuable to some people, but it's not gonna add anything to the game whatsoever.
@  Fire Blazer : (12 September 2018 - 05:58 PM) like yeah sidequests with an actual crafted scenario to them, post-game dungeons that aren't TOO much grinding/rehashed content, etc. are cool
@  Fire Blazer : (12 September 2018 - 05:57 PM) yeah I only like completionist stuff if it's like meaningful content/not super grindy but usually at some point it becomes kind of annoying so meh
@  acceptance : (11 September 2018 - 01:01 AM) Gotta love unforgivingly difficult super bosses. (Looking at you, Lingering Will.)
@  acceptance : (11 September 2018 - 01:00 AM) I cannot do the whole collectible thing. It always feel so tedious. Sidequests and EX dungeons are always fun though.
@  xcrash1998 : (09 September 2018 - 06:56 AM) So thats perfect for me
@  xcrash1998 : (09 September 2018 - 06:55 AM) I am rather obsessed with completing on 100% unless it is completely unreasonable to do so
@  Fire Blazer : (03 September 2018 - 04:51 AM) if they ever make a sequel/spiritual successor or the like at the very least it should have my attention, haha
@  Fire Blazer : (03 September 2018 - 04:50 AM) so yeah, great, great game overall, I even bought the expansion and played the heck out of that too because it was so much fun. Think I ended up almost 100%ing it (basically fully explored the map IIRC, not sure I did everything but at the very least I should have gotten pretty close).

and I'm not really a completionist either, so again... just speaks volumes about how fun the game was IMO.
@  Fire Blazer : (03 September 2018 - 04:48 AM) Awesome gameplay, sweet enemies, an overall interesting premise and plot along with some solid writing, even the soundtrack was decent for a Western game, lol... but of course, the VISUALS. whew. the game looks soooo good. couldn't help but take pictures even though I don't usually consider myself that kinda guy, lol. the environments and hyper-realistic look are just so visually appealing I was often kinda mesmerized, similar to how I felt with Xenoblade X.
@  Fire Blazer : (03 September 2018 - 04:46 AM) I'm surprised to have finally found some other people who have played and liked that game though. I was excited for Horizon: Zero Dawn and got it at launch and ended up basically binging it, IIRC even putting P5 on hold for a bit, because it was just so much fun.
@  Fire Blazer : (03 September 2018 - 04:46 AM) ouch @ potential april fools lol
@  Rujio : (02 September 2018 - 09:34 AM) Still an excellent game. One of the more interesting stories I've come across in a game, especially an open-world one, and some pretty solid characters and worldbuilding. The gameplay is fun and works really, really well in the setting, too.
@  Rujio : (02 September 2018 - 09:31 AM) Although that article is from April 1st and my google searches are not revealing any other evidence of a PC release...
@  Rujio : (02 September 2018 - 09:29 AM) Ah yes! I just played that game this past summer with my friends (who have a PS4) and it really was great! I'm really glad it's coming to PC so I can have it myself, and also because I've got some PS-less friends who would really enjoy it.

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#301 kirant

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Posted 06 December 2015 - 05:01 AM

Ahahah, wow, not a hockey fan but that sounds pretty dang hype. I tend to be a fan of mid-to-high scoring games because I like more "action" in mine but I can kinda see the appeal in sports like soccer and hockey where teams rarely get into double-digit scores AFAIK.

 

That loudness sounds insane too, I have sensitive ears so I'd have probably been in serious pain and/or just like... passed out or something lol, can't even hear yourself shout? oh man. can hardly even imagine it.

The nature of hockey is a pretty weird thing.  It's physical and fluid...a combination that I only recognize in hockey, lacrosse, and rugby. 

 

Of course, low scoring =/= low action.  It's certainly not like association football in the sense that there's a lot of recoil and set up.  Actually, the other side might be fair in the sense that physical play is absolutely part of the game.  You can derive fun from watching "physical" teams (teams which utilize size to leverage physics in their favour when bumping into one another) or skilled ones.  I know basketball uses the idea of a "power forward", one which uses size more than skill offensively.  Hockey's equivalent is also known as a power forward...difference being quite a few hockey power forwards have the ability to knock people over too.  A player by the name of Michael Ferland basically makes a career out of being a hard hitting power forward and there was a point in time in the playoffs last year where he basically make an entire team fear him.  Apparently you can make a 15 minute video out of him running into people.  And all of it's crazy amounts of action. 

 

 

Of course too though that some teams just play boring.  I'm sure that happens in all sports though.  Heck, I'm sure even "high scoring" games like gridiron football and basketball have their share of teams which decide to play the most boring yet most controlled style of play in existence so that they can sneak out victories they might not get from a run and gun game (ex - winning purely via field goals and short runs in gridiron football.  It's not flashy but you can control play better and get points more easily).  Any team like that can get pretty boring.

 

Re: volume.  That's what surprises me.  I can't imagine that for hours on end.  Short period...yeah. But somewhere between the 1st and 2nd song you'd think that it'd get painful.

 

(Incidentally, the logarithmic scale for decibels means that ear rupture is somewhere around 150 dB)


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Posted 08 December 2015 - 05:15 AM

hahaha, I used "action" in quotes after all. I realize scoring isn't the only action you can get in a game, but it has more to do with the feeling of action I get. because in the end, the momentum changing this way or that way or the ball/puck/whatever going back and forth doesn't equate to anything until someone actually scores. because of that, one needs a special type of patience where scoring is more rewarding but happens less frequently. for me, I like scoring to happen more often, especially because of things like "it's cooler when the teams keep switching leads" and "a combo of attacks is stronger than one single attack". that's very much personal preference of course, and it applies to more than sports—even in shows or games or whatever, while a SUPER STRONG ONE-HIT ATTACK can be cool (lol can't help but think of One Punch Man), a flurry of attacks that build up on each other (and possibly end in a finishing attack) is genrally more exciting.

 

I think in a way this is childish of me but... it is what it is, lol. In the end it's entertainment and I'm simply more entertained by games where scoring happens frequently. The feeling of comebacks are also different in various sports but in the end, a comeback is a comeback and if you're rooting for the losing team, it's probably amazing no matter what sport XD


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Posted 08 December 2015 - 07:38 AM

I get that a bit.  I would probably compare it to concepts in the trading card game world: a game like Hearthstone if much faster paced since attackers dictate combat: there's no question about whether your attack deals damage instantly or if certain trade offs occur etc.  Additionally, the fact that you can only cast spells on your turn and removal is so rare means that you rarely have your turn's "plan" countered.  By contrast, a game like Magic the Gathering is very much controlled in that sense: the defender gets to pick what happens when you attack.  You can also stop spells or use rule abuse to cancel them out (ex - having a creature removed from the game and then returned effectively nullifies any spell used on it. Alternatively, if you have an effect which destroys a creature you control in Magic and activate it prior to it dying in combat, the opposing creature is considered blocked (and doesn't deal damage to you) as if the now sacrificed creature did block.  It's a strange rule loophole that I use quite often since they basically get blocked by a corpse that you used for something else already).  In fact, entire archetypes ("permission decks", where much of the game can grind down to asking your opponent "Can I [action] or will you just counter it?") exist in Magic which rely on this strategy and prosper quite a bit while the same archetype in Hearthstone (hard control decks) struggles in its fast paced metagame.

 

Both are quite interesting and both appeal to specific crowds. 


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