General Gaming Megathread: What are you playing?

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by The Commissar, Mar 30, 2007.

  1. Norzan

    Norzan Vault Fossil

    Apr 7, 2017
    Really sucks what happened with the Paper Mario series, and their shit excuse that it was too similar with the Mario and Luigi games was, well, shit, making them change it into an half assed platformer with Super Paper Mario and whatever the hell Sticker Star is. They both might be turned based games, but they had enough different mechanics to warrant both existing as turn based RPGs.

    It is funny in a way that people bitched about the Paper Mario series straying away from its RPG roots when Nintendo gets flak for playing it safe with a lot of games. It's like playing it safe and changing for the sake of change can both be equally bad depending on the situation.
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  2. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Funny thing is that the Mario and Luigi games are now over forever because the company that made them went kapoot.
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  3. Norzan

    Norzan Vault Fossil

    Apr 7, 2017
    This is me being fabulously optimistic, but since Nintendo owns the Mario and Luigi IP, they can just dump it into the hands of another company that might want to give it a try. Of course possible ruination of the series given past examples with other series changing developers.

    But yeah, they have less of an excuse now to not turn Paper Mario back into a turn based RPG instead of making each game into a gimmick that gets hardly explored and then abandoned in the next game for another gimmick.
  4. RangerBoo

    RangerBoo Resident crazy lady

    Jun 15, 2015
    I loved the Paper Mario games when I was a kid. It's sad that we haven't seen a new one for so long. Especially one that is a turn based RPG.
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  5. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    And it's not just the RPG mechanics that they have left by the wayside, but also a lot of the nice aesthetic and adventure touches they had. Before you would for example reach a Desert are and the Toads would have darker skin and turbans, a Goomba town would have the Goombas wearing different clothes, same with the Bob Ombs and Koopas, hell they even made up their own new Mario species for the first 2 Paper Mario games. Now it's just like, bunch of generic Toads everywhere.
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  6. Romanophile

    Romanophile Fou

    Nov 23, 2015
    Paper Mario is an RPG?
  7. ResetRPG

    ResetRPG Rest in Peace, Harold Budd.

    Dec 16, 2018
    A JRPG, and a pretty fun one at that. Definitely one of the most creative games I've ever played (at least Thousand Year Door)
  8. ResetRPG

    ResetRPG Rest in Peace, Harold Budd.

    Dec 16, 2018
    I haven't been playing anything since I'm working 2 jobs and doing summer classes, but the last thing I at least tried to play was Fallout 1
  9. Norzan

    Norzan Vault Fossil

    Apr 7, 2017
    Age of Mythology DS finally arrived after nearly two months (stupid ass virus slowing mail dow) and enjoying it so far. Myth units are a lot more balanced in this game compared to the PC game, they can actually be defeated by human units.
  10. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Level 27 Wizard Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005

    When they decide to play nice and bring this game back I think I might buy their system.

    Kingdom Come: Deliverance is addicting as hell. I love stealing from pilgrims walking the road. When they discover I have stolen from them I beat the shit out of them and hide them in the bushes. When the guards find out I make up some excuse, bribe them, or murder the guard. Medieval Murder Simulator.
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  11. Kingdom Come: Deliverance.

    The only reason I didn't finish is because I was disappointed with the bugs at the time and my rig wasn't the greatest.

    It is what the next gen of rpgs should be in my humble opinion.

    As well, the archery feels so realistic that it has that "IMMURSION" quality that takes 5 years of skyrim mods to recreate.


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  12. Morgan_

    Morgan_ High culture white trash

    Jul 3, 2020
    Speaking of Mario rpgs, did anyone play superstar saga on gameboy sp back in the day? Personal favorite.
  13. Norzan

    Norzan Vault Fossil

    Apr 7, 2017
    I'll always have the memory of seeing that game on sale in a local videogame store a little after it was released. It's the first thing that comes to my mind when i think of that game.

    Really sucks the company that made the Mario and Luigi games shut down since i think all of them are solid games, even the weaker ones.
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  14. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Level 27 Wizard Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
  15. The Outsider

    The Outsider Wanderer of the Forgotten Wastes

    Jan 9, 2019
    After Saints Row 2, I started playing the first Saints Row, which is an Xbox 360 exclusive, and I found the game to be quite underrated.
    It's frustrating, yet such an enjoyable experience.
    Despite being some GTA Clone, I say "who gives a shit? It's fun and addicting than San Andreas.
    I know I shouldn't talk shit about ONE OF THE BEST GAMES OF ALL TIME but come on, it's Saints Row!"
    I'm still working on the game though, so give me time okay?
  16. Atomic Postman

    Atomic Postman Mojave Express Employee of the Month

    Mar 16, 2013
    Currently playing Halo 3 on PC. It is addictively good. That is all.
  17. Eshanas

    Eshanas Vault Dweller

    Jul 6, 2016
    I played 15 hours of Tropico 4 just making sandbox towns, that was fun.

    Inspired by the Far Cry 6 reveal and how fucking barren Tropico 6 is ATM, they had a free weekend and I hated it. It's full of worthless DLC that aren't worth their price tags and will be milked for the next few years; and then they won't hold a candle to 4. 4 is basically a uber-polished 3. Maybe 6 will polish 5 but I doubt it. I've already gotten bored of it, but hey it was more fun than 6.

    Also fuck Ziggurats, fucking worthless.

    And the sad thing is 4 is a very...short game. Do all the missions, fine, some hurdles there, but not impossible. Thne it's done. You can sandbox oh-so-much. There's a lot missing that should be added. But noooo 6 wants you to literally rob landmarks because that's apparently what zany Caribbean dictators do? Not like they don't oppress the people, shoot minorities, launder cash. They barely do anything else but build big palaces and maybe spruce up their hometown.

    4 was the high mark of the series and it's a rather low mark, and that's just sad. I would prefer more stuff - more variations on buildings; more buildings and the like (cemeteries come to mind for some reason), bigger roads down the road, a LOT more edicts and controls over the populace, a bigger fleshed out timeline with more events around the world, more reasons to actually keep your population shitty (it's just too easy to make tropico a paradise and there are only downsides to being a dick or making a dystopia) more control over the economy, the like.
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  18. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Level 27 Wizard Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    I have pics of my Medieval Crony Simulator in action.


    Every day my urge to kill innocent people grows stronger.


    This is either the worst or best priest ever.


    Now that is a realistic night sky.


    Even with a generic GPU this computer doesn't chug. My cousin did me good. So far...


    I have a problem with riding around in this game and getting distracted by how amazing it looks.


    The most realistic Alchemy in video game history sure helps.
  19. Aurelius Of Phoenix

    Aurelius Of Phoenix Psued.

    Mar 9, 2018
    Replaying Megaman X collection on my ps2 and realizing how shit it looks on newer tvs, guess if I want to play older games I'm gonna have to fish out some old crt like a TRUE retro gamer.
  20. Dayglow Drifter

    Dayglow Drifter Still Mildly Glowing

    Sep 25, 2018
    I've been playing Disco Elysium lately and I'm currently on Day 4 within the game, probably one of the most interesting and beautiful gaming experiences that I've had in a while. It hasn't hit me with a sad gut-punch yet but I expect one of those to show up eventually, I'm honestly getting some big "Planesscape: Torment" vibes from it even though the setting is obviously much different.

    Stand-out cool/funny (non-spoiler) things about it thus far off the top of my head:
    • A scary thug named Measurehead who is devoted to scientifically ranking all of the in-game races
    • The entire musical score, holy shit it's so good
    • The use of internal dialogue to reveal lore (which there is A LOT of)
    • The fact that the setting constantly is keeping me guessing between whether it is science-fiction, urban fantasy or something else entirely
    • Probably has one of the best video-game companions of all time