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BOTW: Freedom! Horrible, horrible freedom!
Bloodborne: To hell with all this dying.
Witcher 3: The writing is dumb, and I hate all of these characters, except maybe the rando peasant I threw a boxing match to so that he could win a bag of flour for his family.
Super Mario Odyssey: franchise JTS'ed when it went 3D.
Hades, Outer Wilds, Obra Dinn: All fine, don't get the fuss though.

Maybe I should just quit video games (at least until after I play Silksong).

Leee Tigre (Leee), Thursday, 4 November 2021 23:42 (three weeks ago) link

Street Fighter is the lesser fighting game series

suggest bainne (gyac), Friday, 5 November 2021 00:00 (three weeks ago) link

every world From makes is horrible and boring

it isn't even a Fraktion (Noodle Vague), Friday, 5 November 2021 00:31 (three weeks ago) link

Oh, and one for my beloved Hollow Knight: don't make me work to understand the story!

Leee Tigre (Leee), Friday, 5 November 2021 00:56 (three weeks ago) link

omg Leee i only just saw the Witcher 3 dis and well yeah we all have different feelings you monster

it isn't even a Fraktion (Noodle Vague), Friday, 5 November 2021 01:01 (three weeks ago) link

almost every game is too long

just staying (Karl Malone), Friday, 5 November 2021 01:05 (three weeks ago) link

Three buttons was enough

fix up luke shawp (darraghmac), Friday, 5 November 2021 01:37 (three weeks ago) link

Stories in videogames are maybe the worst and least interesting stories in the history of humans telling stories.

knuckleheaded mornonic bafoon (Old Lunch), Friday, 5 November 2021 01:58 (three weeks ago) link

Yes

just staying (Karl Malone), Friday, 5 November 2021 02:13 (three weeks ago) link

no

it isn't even a Fraktion (Noodle Vague), Friday, 5 November 2021 02:15 (three weeks ago) link

Maybe though

just staying (Karl Malone), Friday, 5 November 2021 02:20 (three weeks ago) link

sometimes ok

it isn't even a Fraktion (Noodle Vague), Friday, 5 November 2021 02:22 (three weeks ago) link

stories are idk it's stories there's only 3 of them

it isn't even a Fraktion (Noodle Vague), Friday, 5 November 2021 02:23 (three weeks ago) link

Qbert tho it's like Aeschylus or something

it isn't even a Fraktion (Noodle Vague), Friday, 5 November 2021 02:24 (three weeks ago) link

Luv 2 play a jrpg, do not want 2 hear whatever bullshit npcs wanna spew at me

The only cutscenes I was ever glad I sat through were in Last of Us. Otherwise pound that ffwd button, bruh.

I would actually be very down to see the shortlist of games with interesting and involving stories. Like non-indie games, maybe, as those seem to make more of an effort.

knuckleheaded mornonic bafoon (Old Lunch), Friday, 5 November 2021 03:06 (three weeks ago) link

Personas 3 thru 5
Morrowind
Qbert
A Mind Forever Voyaging
Doki Doki Literature Club

it isn't even a Fraktion (Noodle Vague), Friday, 5 November 2021 03:13 (three weeks ago) link

Noodle hates peasants.

Leee Tigre (Leee), Friday, 5 November 2021 03:21 (three weeks ago) link

disco elysium

just staying (Karl Malone), Friday, 5 November 2021 03:37 (three weeks ago) link

What is the story of qbert?! I’m intrigued

just staying (Karl Malone), Friday, 5 November 2021 03:38 (three weeks ago) link

First person games are bad, cut scenes longer than 10 seconds are bad, and yes, video game narratives are bad.

Except for...idk, Street Fighter? Just enough character sketched out for you to fill in the gaps with weird stories when you were a kid.

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 5 November 2021 03:59 (three weeks ago) link

First person games are bad

First person/in car is the only way to play any driving game.

namaste darkness my old friend (ledge), Friday, 5 November 2021 10:13 (three weeks ago) link

Modern games with cutesy retro graphics are shit

it isn't even a Fraktion (Noodle Vague), Friday, 5 November 2021 10:21 (three weeks ago) link

in car view is great (Shift did an amazing job imo with all the juddering effects - shame about the bugs) but often it's too difficult being able to assess 360 degrees information coming at you. VR can fix this sometimes.

example is GTA, in car is just stressful.

I have played more in cab view with Farming Sim lately, but this is a game that essentially relies on looking behind and forward almost all the time. There's a mod that allows me to extend the Fov which means I'm not having to rotate too much though. Forget trying to fork bales in cab though, judging distances ain't happening on a flat screen.

Chicks and Ducks and Geese better scurry (Ste), Friday, 5 November 2021 10:25 (three weeks ago) link

First person camera is a worthless evolutionary blind alley for the medium

If you don't think "inverted look" is default your brain doesn't work properly; the lunatics have taken over the asylum

Blood Omen 2 was good

Vidoe games aren't art

hiroyoshi tins in (Sgt. Biscuits), Friday, 5 November 2021 10:55 (three weeks ago) link

No Man's Sky still sucks I'm afraid.

Chicks and Ducks and Geese better scurry (Ste), Friday, 5 November 2021 11:44 (three weeks ago) link

in terms of productive things to do with your life, charitable works > creating art > reading books > watching tv > playing videogames

namaste darkness my old friend (ledge), Friday, 5 November 2021 12:17 (three weeks ago) link

RDR2 is one of the worst 'games' i have ever played that i recommend to everyone

global tetrahedron, Friday, 5 November 2021 13:24 (three weeks ago) link

Be Here Now: the Video Game

hiroyoshi tins in (Sgt. Biscuits), Friday, 5 November 2021 14:16 (three weeks ago) link

I always want a narrative I can get invested in with games, but even I hate cut-scenes. Find a way to incorporate it into the game, guys.

emil.y, Friday, 5 November 2021 14:54 (three weeks ago) link

otm

fix up luke shawp (darraghmac), Friday, 5 November 2021 15:02 (three weeks ago) link

Most video game stories have the problem of trying to imitate the way stories work in movies or books.

Daniel_Rf, Friday, 5 November 2021 15:09 (three weeks ago) link

Maybe not a terrible opinion/challops, but: games are more interesting when their primary inspirations aren't other games

feed me with your chips (zchyrs), Friday, 5 November 2021 15:17 (three weeks ago) link

Also, online multiplayer was a mistake

feed me with your chips (zchyrs), Friday, 5 November 2021 15:18 (three weeks ago) link

Which part of it? The games, or just the toxicity? Because I'm ok with online as long as there's no voice chat.

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 5 November 2021 17:15 (three weeks ago) link

Ledge's life tier list seems right to me, in terms of my normal day-to-day use of free time and what makes me feel better instead of worse, I think of it like "creating art > reading books > seeing friends > watching tv > playing videogames". Even though I really like playing a select few games, I generally feel the worst about my use of time if I spend too long doing it.

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 5 November 2021 17:17 (three weeks ago) link

xp I was half-kidding with that one. Mostly the toxicity, but also just the fact that in-person multiplayer is such a better social experience. To be fair though, online multiplayer is a nice thing to have when you're forced indoors due to a pandemic (for example).

feed me with your chips (zchyrs), Friday, 5 November 2021 17:52 (three weeks ago) link

it doesn't really make sense to me that games would be worse for your brain than tv but i guess i play a lot of puzzle games and rpg/strategy type games, maybe if you're just playing uncharted type stuff it's worse

ciderpress, Friday, 5 November 2021 17:58 (three weeks ago) link

the only time online multiplayer is superior than local co-op is when it does things that are otherwise impossible, like a 100-player battle royale. otherwise, it is very much better to play with friends than strangers (unless your friends are also kids who keep their mic on all the time and are constantly arguing with their siblings)

just staying (Karl Malone), Friday, 5 November 2021 18:00 (three weeks ago) link

I do feel that playing games is more active in terms of using my brain, but I mostly watch tv with my wife, so it's more of a shared experience that can generate discussion, etc. But I also feel better after watching something really engaging like say The Leftovers and doing some personal reflection, whereas playing games is more like going to the gym for my brain, a loop of quick thinking and reactions.

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 5 November 2021 18:15 (three weeks ago) link

The one time I remember playing a game all day - skyrim, from getting up to going to bed - I felt sordid and dirty. Possibly I've never watched TV for such a sustained period but I think that at its best TV (and films) can be as, ahem, improving, as literature, but all games teach you is how to play games. Sorry for old fashioned reithian ideas but this is a terrible opinions thread.

namaste darkness my old friend (ledge), Friday, 5 November 2021 19:07 (three weeks ago) link

That's total bs, dude, I just slayed a frost troll in the street the other day

knuckleheaded mornonic bafoon (Old Lunch), Friday, 5 November 2021 19:20 (three weeks ago) link

Yeah even though playing MtG Arena or a Dark Souls game is very mentally engaging, I feel strung out if I ever play for more than an hour.

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 5 November 2021 19:24 (three weeks ago) link

Don't agree with any of the ranking given above but it is as noted a terrible opinions thread

fix up luke shawp (darraghmac), Friday, 5 November 2021 19:32 (three weeks ago) link

it's bad to break character because the central conceit of this thread is opinions that you kinda believe are indefensible but it's pretty fucking obvious that no aspect of culture is inherently less improving - lol - than another

it isn't even a Fraktion (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 6 November 2021 00:55 (three weeks ago) link

Mario Odyssey is a distinctly underwhelming experience, a bunch of eh decentish unexciting levels dragged down by the utterly terrible New Donk City part, that was all just utter bullshit

The Speak Of The Mearns (Jonathan Hellion Mumble), Saturday, 6 November 2021 01:36 (three weeks ago) link

New Donk City was a goddamn festival

What it's like. Havana Syndrome. What it's like. Havana Syndrom (Sufjan Grafton), Saturday, 6 November 2021 03:54 (three weeks ago) link

atlus has only made one good game and it's radiant historia

ciderpress, Saturday, 6 November 2021 04:19 (three weeks ago) link

Dino Riki is 10x better than 1942

What it's like. Havana Syndrome. What it's like. Havana Syndrom (Sufjan Grafton), Saturday, 6 November 2021 04:37 (three weeks ago) link

smb3 is the worst game of all time

just staying (Karl Malone), Saturday, 6 November 2021 05:17 (three weeks ago) link

lol

What it's like. Havana Syndrome. What it's like. Havana Syndrom (Sufjan Grafton), Saturday, 6 November 2021 05:26 (three weeks ago) link

i just wanted to be terrible!

i haven't played dino riki, and the sad fact is that i've played 1943 more than 1942 :(

just staying (Karl Malone), Saturday, 6 November 2021 05:36 (three weeks ago) link

I've had it with these Hollywood celebrities. Keanu Reeves gets to sit in his car lobbing old chicken bones at people outside the shopping parade without a blind bit of notice. Me, I get arrested for farting on the bus. Unfair

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Saturday, 6 November 2021 09:21 (three weeks ago) link

Sorry, didn't realise this was ILG. Bit still

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Saturday, 6 November 2021 09:22 (three weeks ago) link

*but

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Saturday, 6 November 2021 09:22 (three weeks ago) link

What they should do about cut scenes: All these games should have an option to let you watch a whole bunch of extended cut scenes that explain the lore and backstory of the game while you eat your dinner, and then as soon as you're done, you just jump straight into the action.

I actually like cut scenes

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Saturday, 6 November 2021 09:28 (three weeks ago) link


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