Poll 2014-11-18 Video game genre of choice:
Video game genre of choice:
Board Game / Card Game
4 votes (8%)
Party / Trivia
2 votes (4%)
6 votes (12%)
Role Playing (Fantasy / MMORPG)
10 votes (20%)
Shooter (First Person / Third Person / Side Scroller)
8 votes (16%)
9 votes (18%)
Sports / Racing
3 votes (6%)
Strategy (Real Time / Turn Based / Tower Defense)
8 votes (16%)
Reply 16 comments

Draenor (Score: 2, Funny)

by bryan@pipedot.org on 2014-11-18 02:00 (#2V3X)

As I'm recovering from binge leveling two characters to 100 this last weekend...

Re: Draenor (Score: 1)

by vanderhoth@pipedot.org on 2014-11-18 15:16 (#2V44)

Binge leveling is the reason I quit WoW -_-

I use to play TOO much in university and had trouble keeping up with assignments and sleep. I swore I'd never go back... I'm pretty sure if I did my wife would leave me and I probably wouldn't even notice until I died of starvation. I get way too involved.

FPS and RPG (Score: 1)

by computermachine@pipedot.org on 2014-11-18 10:32 (#2V3Y)

I have always enjoyed the combination of FPS and RPG.

Re: FPS and RPG (Score: 1)

by vanderhoth@pipedot.org on 2014-11-18 15:17 (#2V45)

Not a fan of FPS, but I love me a good RPG. Final Fantasy is my favorite series.

Re: FPS and RPG (Score: 1)

by tanuki64@pipedot.org on 2014-11-18 17:09 (#2V47)

Interesting. I would Final Fantasy not even count as RPG. I just looked at a few Youtube gameplays. For me it is a primitive combat game with excessively long cut scenes and admittedly great graphics. Would not touch it with a ten foot pole. Buuuuut..... there is no accounting for taste. :-D

Re: FPS and RPG (Score: 1)

by vanderhoth@pipedot.org on 2014-11-21 13:54 (#2V4Z)

Wait, what? Are you just talking about FFXIII?

I'm talking about the old-school games basically up to FFX

It's a very long running series, FFVII being one of my favorites.

Re: FPS and RPG (Score: 1)

by tanuki64@pipedot.org on 2014-11-21 16:02 (#2V52)

Can't really tell. As I said, I knew nothing about the FF games and checked some Youtube gameplays after your post. I really like anime, but for some reasons playing one has absolutely no appeal to me. I like a dense RPG story, which is worth good fantasy book. FF surely has a dense background story, I once saw a FF film in a cinema, but as Game? I just rechecked FFX... Not my thing.

Re: FPS and RPG (Score: 1)

by hyper@pipedot.org on 2014-11-22 13:41 (#2V5P)

How do you feel about Dungeon Siege? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dungeon_Siege

Re: FPS and RPG (Score: 1)

by tanuki64@pipedot.org on 2014-11-22 16:20 (#2V5V)

Bad. Very bad. I liked Baldur's Gate at the time, which seems to be similar. Now I watched this:

At min 0:40 first fight. Ok, the description says 'speed run', but I stopped after 4:00. In all this time behind almost every bush or tree a new enemy appeared. Most likely it is a 5 minute story game, which is inflated to hrs by senseless fights. I just get bored when I get attacked every three steps. I also don't like it to be send back and forth the same ways... get this, do that...walking for no other reason but to get told: This game is worth x0 hrs playing fun. Witcher was that way.

But I must say.... after Dishonored I am spoiled.... Very hard to satisfy me now.... Damn Arkane Studios :-D

Re: FPS and RPG (Score: 1)

by hyper@pipedot.org on 2014-11-22 23:30 (#2V60)

You pretty much have it right there. Most of it is about running around killing stuff, upping skills, collecting new armour sets, trying for the full special sets which usually only random pop from chests. Lots of fun if that is your thing.

I played Baldurs Gate. Within the first couple of levels I picked up Ball Lightning and the rest of the game was a walk through :)
Unlike Diablo 1 / 2 where it took quite a while to get to the point of being able to walk around and trounce anything.

Re: FPS and RPG (Score: 1)

by tanuki64@pipedot.org on 2014-11-23 00:04 (#2V61)

I am not against fighting, upping skills, collecting armours... would be stupid if I were and still say I like RPGs. But I want logical fights. When I enter a cave, I expect to meet something like a cave bear. But in the video above it looks like the forest was more densely populated with enemies than there are fleas on a mangy street dog.

Another RPG I really loved: Bioshock Infinite. I know, not a typical RPG, but clearly a FPS. However, you collect stuff, you decide to play good or evil, you up skills, sometimes you work together with NPCs... all criteria of a RPG. A really dense story, which never got drowned in excessive fighting. IMHO a perfect mixture of RPG and FPS.

Retro only (Score: 1)

by billshooterofbul@pipedot.org on 2014-11-18 22:36 (#2V49)

Any of those genres, but must have been made at least 10-12 years ago. FF 6 / Madden 95/ Super Mario World was enough for me. Nothing has gotten any better, only more complex.

/curmudgeon rant off

Re: Retro only (Score: 1)

by hyper@pipedot.org on 2014-11-21 11:47 (#2V4X)

Super Mario World was excellent, Secret of Mana was better. :-)

Mobile tower defence (Score: 1)

by hyper@pipedot.org on 2014-11-21 11:53 (#2V4Y)

I was addicted for a while until I killed a tablet playing Swordigo. BloonsTD5 would have taken out another had I not deleted it. Fieldrunners was tough, Fieldrunners 2 was a worthy successsor. Why, yes, I am a fan of Humble Bundle. How could you tell?

WarGames (Score: 2, Funny)

by evilviper@pipedot.org on 2014-11-21 20:39 (#2V59)

a strange game
the only winning move is not to play.

how about a nice game of chess?