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  1. Chris

    Chris Forever and One Staff Member

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    I don't know how many gamers we have here, but this is one instance where I had to start a thread just to say WOW! Bioshock Infinite was released today, and holy hell does this game look amazing! Sadly, I'm broker than broke, so this one will have to wait for me, but this is probably the first time I've seen games getting perfect scores from reviewers in at least a decade, and I honestly can't blame them. It looks beautiful, the videos I've seen on YouTube of the gameplay look so smooth and balanced, and the storyline (I watched the beginning and ending) is fantastic! It's a radical departure from the first two games, but it seems to really work. I hope to play it in the future and judge for myself whether or not it works as a Bioshock game, but it seems to be a fantastic effort thus far. It's the rare games like this that make it really suck to be a broke gamer :D.

    Any other gamers here, or anyone else with an interest in Bioshock Infinite?

    Chris
     
  2. Entervixen

    Entervixen Well-Known Member

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    My husband wants to play it, but we're too lazy to spend the money on it right now. I'd love to play it too, but as the majority of shooter-y type games released since Doom 2 make me motion sick there isn't a good chance of that. However, I was able to play the first one just fine (until we sold it and other games for rent money) so I'd give it a sixty-forty chance, not in my favor. lol.

    Personally I'm looking forward to Soul Hackers next month. I love me some Shin Megami Tensei. With any hope my husband will have his own 3DS xl by that point so we won't be fighting over mine like three year olds, lol.
     
  3. Crazy Dave Number 23

    Crazy Dave Number 23 Methodless Madness Staff Member

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    I would say that I am a multiplatform gamer, but it is not something I've ever put much money into. For example, I tend to make a pc last 6 years, and I am far more likely to pick up a game that is 6, 8, 10 years old than something a year or two old. I don't think I've gotten something that was just released since cartridge days. I assume there aren't going to be many more games for me as I get into my 30's and then have to get employed and pay back student loans. We'll see though.
     
  4. Umaeril

    Umaeril -o-}}}X{{{-o- Staff Member

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    I saw that on tv, it looks really good. But I would fail at it.
     
  5. Chris

    Chris Forever and One Staff Member

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    Nah, I find today's games are focusing more on the storyline, so while there are insanely hard difficulty levels available, the standard difficulties make it more like actively playing through a movie than anything else. I love a lot of the modern games' storylines (looking specifically at Mass Effect/2/3, Bioshock [anytime you get that classic 50's look {or in the case of Infinite, that 1910's look} combined with a scary/creepy story, it just works for me!], even the Tomb Raider reboot), and that you don't have to be a hardcore gamer to get really immersed in them.

    My sister gets the same way with games. She used to love the old Tony Hawk's Pro Skater games, but these days they make her sick because the screen moves too much (she tried to get into Call of Duty, as well, but had the same problem). It's never been an issue I've experienced, but I could definitely understand staying away from them as a result! If you got through the first one, Infinite should be fine (though, since it's brighter colours, maybe that would work against you? Sometimes light-sensitivity amplifies motion sickness [err...I think...]).

    Shin Megami Tensei was one series I always wanted to get into, but never quite did. I don't know why, since it's right up my alley.

    That's how I tend to pick up most of my games, too (that's how I managed to pick up Bioshock and Bioshock 2), but every once in a while there will be a game that comes out that really catches my interest, so I'll try to pick it up new. My favourite thing to do when I can afford it is to go to GameStop and raid the $4.99 and under bin. There are loads of great games there, and the only reason they're in that bin is because they're anywhere from 5 to 7 years old. They're still great games, just slightly older.

    I thought I'd lose touch with gaming as I got older, but it seems I'm using games more and more as an outlet to unwind and get away from things for a while. Different people have different ways of unwinding, and gaming is it for me.

    Chris
     
  6. Miss Zoo

    Miss Zoo destroyer of worlds

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    Man, I've always wanted to pick up the Bioshock series; I just need the time and money to actually sit down and play them. I much prefer my 3DS, which I can just pull out and play whenever and wherever is convenient (... mostly just pokemon games.) I still have a bunch of games sitting on my Windows computer that I haven't finished. Meh, at least they'll be there whenever I have the time to mess around with them.

    Makes me excited that Infinite is getting such good reviews though! Always good that a decently anticipated game lives up to the hype. :)
     
  7. Entervixen

    Entervixen Well-Known Member

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    I'm definitely willing to give it a try, and it might be good enough to deal with the nausea anyways. I'm doing that with Dead Space right now anyways lol. As for Shin Megami Tensei, I'm a newcomer to the series but I have fallen hard. I'm playing through Persona 3 FES at the moment, with the first waiting for me on my PSP (my hubby bought it for me, d'awww). I've watched him play quite a few of them though, and they've all been so interesting I actually don't mind rehashing what I've already seen. Which for me is rare.
     
  8. Pokemonmaster250

    Pokemonmaster250 I don't need a map of my dreams.

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    i've played the first 2, but i'm too broke and don't have a 360 right now to get Infinate. lol As much as i'd love to try it...

    My last gaming purchase was .50cents for 4 ps2 games and a Ps1 title that included a working dancemat but i'm not very good at those kinda games... ^^; i just lucked out and hit a lawnsale when they were getting ready to close, though i otherwise missed out on the community sale.

    World Championship Poker 2, Nascar 06 and 07, Dance dance revolution supernova and Shrek Treasure Hunt are the titles. Don't think any of them are all that rare, but the price was right and all but Nascar07 are complete games.
     
  9. Umaeril

    Umaeril -o-}}}X{{{-o- Staff Member

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    I'm playing Wow. I kill bugs and pick flowers.
     
  10. Pokemonmaster250

    Pokemonmaster250 I don't need a map of my dreams.

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    i miss WoW... but since i don't have a computer to play it on i can't get the next expansion or a timecard. ^^;
     
  11. Entervixen

    Entervixen Well-Known Member

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    I burned out on WoW, and don't often play well with others anyways. I like my games single player, lol.
     
  12. Chris

    Chris Forever and One Staff Member

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    I never played WoW, but I recently watched a YouTube video about the Pandaria expansion and it looks pretty entertaining. Not sure if I'd ever get into it, but it's pretty surprising to see it still going somewhat strong.

    On the PC front, though, I just pick up Civilization 5 and wow is it addictive! Such a great game!

    Chris
     
  13. Crazy Dave Number 23

    Crazy Dave Number 23 Methodless Madness Staff Member

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    I've never had the guts to try Civ again, even though Sid Meier puts out great games. I had the original Civ on the Super Nintendo and could never figure it out. I would think I was a badass by finally inventing gunpowder on the same turn that my enemy would drop atomic bombs on my cities. Or discover Phalanx and get attacked by tanks. I should probably revisit the idea now that it's been 15 years, haha.
     
  14. Chris

    Chris Forever and One Staff Member

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    The original Civ was definitely brutal! Civ 2 was amazing, and I still play Civ 3 to this day, but there's nothing that comes close to Civ 5! It's unbelievably addictive, and really hits its stride once you've got a second city and start working towards the first war. I got into the Civs early, but then gave it years before even giving Civ 3 a go (Civ 5 was almost out when I started up Civ 3), and I loved it. Now that Civ 5 has matured, I got the chance to try it and I can't put it down. I also love that you're actively encouraged to mod the game, which is fantastic. Built-in editors and mod downloads have been a part of Civ from the early days, and it's fantastic that you're allowed to do so and encouraged to. Allows you to play the game, then go back through and have a totally different experience the next time around.

    Chris
     
  15. Entervixen

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    I played Civ 2 sometimes when I would go visit my cousins. Never enough to actually get good at the game, but definitely enough to get addicted. I haven't played five but my husband did a little bit on onlive before Steve Perlman ran it into the ground and had a blast.

    As for me, I picked up a copy of Star Ocean: The Last Hope and like it though I've played very little. I got mad at Enchanted Arms for being a sub-par game and picked Star Ocean up out of spite, and have found myself enthralled. Combat seems to be a bit tricky as I'm not used to the Star Ocean universe, but it's delightfully complex and promises to be amazing once I master it. Still working on Persona 3 in the meantime, I'm happy to say it's holding up really well.
     
  16. Miss Zoo

    Miss Zoo destroyer of worlds

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    I have as much love for bright and colorful and fun handheld games as I do for a decently made PC game (that and the portability is nice). My friends all picked up the new Animal Crossing: New Leaf and I finally decided to see what the hype was all about. ... I think I'm now forever stuck in a world of fishing and bug catching and oh god I can't stop. why is this so addictive.

    It's nice to have a game that doesn't follow any real plot beyond, "hey, you're the mayor of this here town! yaay! Now go do whatever you want with it."
     
  17. Entervixen

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    Have you played any of the Harvest Moon games? Those own my soul. It's kind of like Animal Crossing, but you manage a farm. You take care of animals, plant crops, water crops, harvest stuff. You eventually get married to someone of your choosing and have a little one. And the only real plot of the game is usually quite sparse, having to do mostly with how you get the farm in the first place. I own every single handheld version since GBA, and a few of the console ones. Though to be perfectly honest I prefer the handheld versions. The current one is a New Beginning, which I own but haven't played much of yet. It's on 3DS. The one prior is A Tale of Two Towns and is on both 3DS and the regular DS.

    Edit: You can fish in Harvest Moon too, as well as go mining in some of them. And there's all kinds of wild growing things you can collect, sometimes even bugs. And I promise I'm not getting paid to sing the praises of Harvest Moon, I'm just a really big fan lol.
     
  18. Duke

    Duke Mental Oblivion

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    I was addicted to Civ IV for a while. My friend's dad used to play Civ III obsessively and it seemed really complicated, but I got Civ IV for Christmas a few years ago and it was the first one I actually played, spent way too much time on it myself once I got the hang of it. It's kind of odd though how they do the unit stacking. Apparently that's one thing a lot of people thought was wrong with that one, and I can kind of see why after playing it for a while. I've played Civ V a little, there's so much more planning (and cursing) involved since they cut that out. But I kind of hate how they also cut out the influence Religion had. I thought the way they did it was tasteful and integrated into the game quite well.

    Lately I've been going a little retro in my gaming. One of my favorite games of all time growing up was Duke Nukem 3d (where my username came from) and I've been playing that under the EDuke32 port. It adds new tweaks extensions and fixes to the game and supports the High Resolution Pack making it look pretty awesome. With the updated engine, HRP, and an add-on called DukePlus that adds more features and tweaks to the AI and weapons, it just breathes new life into a classic game.

    Also, I might be alone in this but I'm excited about Rise of the Triad 2013 coming out this month! The original was another one of my favorites growing up and I think this is going to be the only recent remake/sequel of a 90s game that's not going to suck. I kind of wish they had done away with unlimited bullets, but from looking at the trailers and gameplay it looks like they made a lot of effort to take the original concept and bring it into the present. Not that the other remakes were bad games necessarily (Except for DNF, it's like the entire basis of the game is "the prequel to this was awesome!") just that they didn't live up to the legacy of the originals in my opinion. I miss all the effort that was put into making maps and having to explore them back then. Now it seems like the object of the game is to be led down a path and wait for the enemy to jump out. Give me a gun or 10 and a maze with a bunch of secret passages and locked doors, please.

    tl;dr This PC gamer misses old games.
     
  19. Chris

    Chris Forever and One Staff Member

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    I love that they fixed unit stacking in Civ V, it was a real problem in previous Civs (every time the Zulu's attacked in Civ3, they'd constantly send 3 or 4 stacks of 5-10 units, so you were always quickly overwhelmed if not prepared for them, now they have to spread out, giving you a chance against the militaristic Civs). I do agree about the religion, it seems somewhat pointless in Civ5, since it essentially just adds a symbol to the city and not much else. Apparently it's been tweaked a bit in the new Brave New World expansion, so hopefully it'll even out somewhat. I'm looking forward to picking that up at some point, now that I'm 100% addicted to Civ 5 :D
     
  20. Duke

    Duke Mental Oblivion

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    Yeah, it's kind of cheesy when you can send infinite amounts of troops to go wipe out an entire continent. I hope they fixed the religion a little. It just seemed to take away a bit of depth to not have that factored in with diplomacy, your own internal policies and bonuses, etc. Maybe by the time I get back into that type of game I will have built a computer strong enough to crank up the graphics some and throw the expansion at it. It's on my to-do list, just not at the top yet unfortunately. I'm using a Dell N5050 laptop with a core i3 right now, it's a friggin joke when it comes to playing games that are the least bit graphic intensive but I wanted the portability at the time. I can "get by" a lot of times on the lowest settings but I'm running out of wiggle room...
     

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