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Messages - Piotyr

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I think rather than just naming names of games that are great from each genre I would go into what is good about each.

Western RPGs tend to have greater focus on choice and character customization, the main character is usually you in game form so the character building comes from other people in the world, it is also more prone to open world gameplay be it total open like skyrim or semi open like baldurs gate.

Eastern rpgs tend to play out more like movies or novels where we follow a main character (Sometimes silent to put you in his shoes but usually with no real choice in things) and watch a story unfold with a more focused narrative, you usually will go from point a to b to c with a few side quests here and there unlike a western rpg where you usually go from point a to that place that looks shiny over there to I wonder whats over there to oh yeah I have a plot to follow b.

While there are many exceptions to these rules of thumb it is the basic way things tend to go, you have side quests in eastern rpgs and in western rpgs sometimes you play a named protagonist (usually you craft him as you like) but in the end these are just generalizations that can be applied to the genre as a whole without causing many uproars. I do not believe that plots in western rpgs are more serious nor do I believe eastern rpgs are all anime love and friendship funtime, these are poor generalizations because I can point to big names on either side that truly go against this.

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I tend to like games from every country, be it the crude unpolished German Gothic series, the super Japanese and deep (If not a little ridiculous) Shin megami tensei or the compellingly deep and tactical Baldurs gate series (also if you think western rpgs are super serious and gritty, may I point out that one of the most popular characters in baldurs gate has a hamster named boo who he thinks is a giant miniature space hamster)

In the end I personally hate generalization because you can find things to like from any country if you look hard enough, reminds me of the "Brown and gray" argument when it comes to western games when one of the most popular games from japan recently "Dark souls" is so brown and gray its beautiful.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: Worst RPG Deserts?
« on: Today at 08:18:48 am »
Drakken! If you wondered into the desert the stars themselves came down and kicked your ass! oh wait sorry that is best desert not worst >_>.

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Hmmm, what about the BS Zelda series? Thats only technically tho...

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I would watch! :) I am very interested in the smt cell phone games like the alternate universe take on smt2 where it shows law having won.

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I like the lost and rather confused feeling the game gives! I just feel like I don't get enough feedback at death I dunno.

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I have a suggestion, basically when I die I really wish I had a way to know how much more I had to do before I finished the game. For example a percentile or a level count.

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While I would of loved the fruits of their labor I understand why they were shut down.
Not much else to say about it.

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Bought 5 copies and sent one to a reviewer I have on my friends list because I am bored and I like your earlier work in hacking.

Edit: I've tried it and I have to say its pretty good! For 99 cents its more than I was expecting and is quite fun and charming. Don't go into it expecting shovel knight but a fun little romp that's a good kind of challenge.

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Personal Projects / Re: Secret Of Mana no-magic hack
« on: June 27, 2015, 12:15:09 pm »
What I wish could happen would be assigning hot buttons to spells and maybe making them cast faster, that would make multiplayer much more fun.

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It is less a bug and more a limitation they worked around really.

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Shit man looks interesting! I am going to wishlist this till I get next paycheck! Lets see if it plays as cool as it looks.
also don't expect a review because I have so many games on my plate I won't be getting to it for months probably! :P

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Feel free, I have my reasons for disliking it and you have your reasons for liking it. Nerd out about it and maybe more people will buy it.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: E3 2015.
« on: June 17, 2015, 06:11:20 pm »
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Other than the art style its really nothing like earthbound in my opinion. all these games being compared to earthbound just because the art style matches or its "quirky", reminds me of every hard game being compared to dark souls.

the game says it has choices, hell that's one of the biggest selling points but if you really look hard the game only has choices like any game where you weigh one commodity against another and on top of that they take control from you when your choices really matter.
for example you can bet party members in Russian roulette for money (which is rather hard to get) at first you would think "Woah hard choice" well, not really because every party member shuts up after you get him in your party, just bet the ones you never use. Joining your party is like being dead anyway its like they get turned into action figures "Here is so and so, his back story is blah blah blah he can use this attack, wait you want to know his opinion on the situation or for him to impact anything beyond combat? Sorry hes just a party member" rather than actual people.

Or your main guy has withdrawals from drugs! Should I take them or not?
Spoiler:
if you take the drugs or not everything ends the same, you just get extra cutscenes if you don't take drugs.

And the main plot tries to take itself so seriously when so much stupid is going on around it, it never really finds a way to make it gel together.

I like the concept the game gave me but I don't like the game I got in the end.

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Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-kun! Someone comes and beats up your friend at the start of each stage and it is your job to beat them up in revenge! Then he gets stabbed with an icepick... Yeah dunno why he didn't end up in the hospital but after the final battle he comes up and shakes your hand so hes fine and dandy I guess?

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I am, what does the friend feature do?

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Gaming Discussion / Re: So I discovered PC gaming
« on: May 21, 2015, 01:07:22 pm »
I am bored so I am going to post about games in alphabetical order and mention how much work/what you need to get it working the best it can.
Also I won't mention games that are on consoles unless the pc version has a leg up.

Baldurs gate 1 and 2: These games are isometric dungeons and dragons rpgs that have a lot in them, expect to put a lot of hours into these. Buy the enhanced version and look up the npc mod for baldurs gate 1, you don't really NEED mods for 2. Note theres a mod called sword coast stratagems that makes the ai smarter but thats more for a second playthrough or the crazy into dungeons and dragons type

Dark souls: This was a botched port that got fanfixed with dsfix into something better than its console counterpart, I suggest the pc versions of both souls game but 1 is clearly better as a pc game if you can throw a mod into a folder.

Deus Ex: I suggest grabbing this from good old games and installing the biomod http://deusex.wikia.com/wiki/Biomod_(unofficial_mod). There are graphical update mods that you can find and you should install as you see fit but biomod is really the only MUST HAVE mod in my opinion.

Giants -citizens kabuto: Get it from good old games, the game is rather clunky but the humor is quite great.

The Gothic games: Only get if you are willing to put up with INSANELY clunky games. There are fan patches which are a pain to find that make it a bit better but man, you gotta work to get to the good stuff with this series. Whats up with euro devs and buggy but great games?

Icewind Dale: Same engine as baldurs gate but more combat oriented, get the enhanced edition of 1 and any copy of 2. Good games if you like your rpgs more combat than story.

Left 4 dead 1 and 2: Has more content and the games better on pc hands down. Go for this if you have friends only because playing with randoms 50 50 on if you have fun or pull your hair out. Also get a mic if you play this.

Magacite: A fun little indie game thats cheap and great fun with multiple friends, don't expect much but for the price it killed a good weekend for me and my friends

Neverwinter Nights 2: Get the good old games release and enjoy these insanely good games! there are a few mod packs that are worth getting bu t sadly the website I use to get them from is dead, another dungeons and dragons game but this one is third edition and 3d. Very fun.

Postal 2: A lot of people put down this game for just being a "Murder simulator" But the great thing about the game is you can go through it killing as many OR as LITTLE people as you want. When I beat the game I got the finishing rank of "Jesus" because I never killed anyone that didn't attack me first.

Quest for glory series: Get these from good old games, they are a mix of adventure game (Think monkey island or kings quest) and rpg (Think rpgs duh). They are my favorite game series but they are rather old and clunky. Also get the remake of 2 free online, just google it.

Sacrifice: an insanely charming real time strategy game where you take part in the battles as a general wizard, the art style is unique, the world and characters are full of charm and the voice acting is fantastic! Also the gameplays pretty fun to.

Vampire the masquerade: bloodlines: Holy god where do I start... Get the steam or good old games release then apply the fanpatch. This game has to win the award for most broken and buggy AWESOME game ever created. The people who made this game couldn't code for shit but they knew how to make a great game!

Xenonaughts: A spiritual sequal to X-com, just buy it and you are good to go.

X-com, the new one: The new x-com! Not quite the same but still good!

All the Ys games: These are enhanced remakes of the Ys console games and they made over 10 of these games for a reason, they are great. Buy them on steam



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Gaming Discussion / Re: PS1 emulators, sound and HD graphics
« on: May 17, 2015, 06:14:33 am »
I use retroarch for all my emulation now a days. Great little multi emu there.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: So I discovered PC gaming
« on: May 15, 2015, 07:55:23 am »
It really depends what youy are interested into and how much clunky interfaces you can tolerate.

Without context you should check out:

RPGs:
Planescape Torment
Arcanum
Fallout 1, 2, New Vegas
Baldurs Gate 1, 2
Darklands
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2
(there is a resurgence of old computer styled rpgs, but i havent tried either, i list them below)
Divinity: Original Sin
Wasteland 2
Pillars of Eternity
Mass Effect 1, 2, 3
Deus Ex
Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines

Action RPGs:
Diablo 1, 2, 3
Path of Exile
Torchlight
Titans Quest
Adventures of Van Helsing
Divine Divinity

Adventure:
Maniac Mansion, Day of the Tentacle
The Secret of Monkey Island 1, 2
Broken Sword 1, 2
The Blackwell Legacy, Blackwell Unbound, Blackwell Convergence, Blackwell Deception, Blackwell Epiphany
Primordia
I Have no Mouth and I Must Scream
Shivah
Resonance
The Walking Dead
Sanitarium

Horror:
System Shock 2


Platformers:
Noitu Love 2
Another World
Classic Prince of Persia
Bit.Trip.Runner 2
Fez
Perspective
Trine 1, 2
VVVVVV
Eversion
La-Mulana

Visual Novel:
Cinders

Real Time Strategy:
Starcraft 1, 2
Age of Empires 2
Dawn of War 1, 2
Men of War
Company of Heroes
Achron
Rise of Nations
Stronghold

Turn Based Strategy
Worms: Armageddon
X-Com series
XCOM reboot
Jagged Alliance 2
Frozen Synapse

City Sim:
Startopia
Anno 1602, 1503, 1701, 1404, 2070
Zeus: Master of Olympus
Sim City 4
Cities XL
Dungeon Keeper 2

Grand Strategy/ 4X:
Civilization 2, 4, 5
Alpha Centauri
Age of Wonders 3
Endless Legend
Europa Universalis 4
Crusader Kings 2

Simulation:
Euro Truck Simulator 2
Dwarf Fortress
Kerbal SPace Program (havent tried it)
Democracy 3
Cities in Motion

Roguelikes:
Spelunky
The Binding of Isaac, Rebirth
Steam Marines

Misc:
Fate of the World (UN simulator)
Hammerfight (sidescrolling hammer ship simulator)
Hotline Miami (top down murder puzzle game)
Spacechem (chemical molecule, reactor puzzle simulator)
Hearthstone (card game)
Goat Simulator (physics engine boogaloo)
E.Y.E. : Divine Cybermacy (nobody knows what a brozouf is)
Pathologic (russian shithole plague simulator)
King of Dragon Pass (nordic ruler visnual novel strategy simulator)


A few are also available on consoles, but I included them because i felt they related more to pc

I would suggest grouping them into older hard to get into games (Clunky interface, obtuse gameplay such as ultima or hard to get running well) and easy to pick up and play (throw the game on the hardrive, load it up and follow tutorial).
Also maybe suggest games better with multiplayer or without.

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