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Video Games / Re: Your Top Games of the Last Decade
« Last post by Walter on August 14, 2018, 01:33:08 AM »
This is pretty tough. The release years all bleed together after this much time. As a result, I leaned on "Best Of" curated lists, so the picks are probably missing a bunch of smaller games that I loved too.
 
 2007: Mass Effect / Mario Galaxy
 2008: Spelunky
 2009: Infinite Space / Picross 3D (fucking solid year for DS) / Borderlands
 2010: Mass Effect 2 / VVVVVV
 2011: Dark Souls
 2012: Crimson Shroud? Fuck yeah!
 2013: Gone Home
 2014: Shovel Knight
 2015: Nuclear Throne
 2016: DOOM
 2017: Zelda: Breath of the Wild
 2018: Dead Cells  :slan:
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Video Games / Re: Your Top Games of the Last Decade
« Last post by Delta Phi on August 14, 2018, 12:17:48 AM »
Dark Souls
Bloodborne
Paragon
Warframe
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
Minecraft
Castlevania: Harmony of Despair
Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Mass Effect 3
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow

I took a look at the top games I played every year, then I put them in descending order of how much enjoyment and time I got out of the game. I cut the list off at 10, but there's definitely a whole bunch of great games I had to cut.
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Video Games / Your Top Games of the Last Decade
« Last post by Griffith on August 13, 2018, 09:24:01 PM »
I went top three by year for the last ten years, but have it your way with your selection(s). Some of these are toss ups, including some not listed here, and I'm sure I'm forgetting some, but for better or worse...

2018 Dark Souls Remastered
2017 Zelda: BotW, Hollow Knight, Resident Evil 7
2016 Dark Souls 3, Doom, Hyper Light Drifter
2015 Bloodborne, MGS5: The Phantom Pain, Batman: Arkham Knight
2014 Dark Souls II, Shovel Knight MGS5: Ground Zeroes
2013 Tomb Raider, Bioshock Infinite, Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
2012 Diablo III, Mass Effect 3, Crimson Shroud
2011 Dark Souls, Mario 3D Land, Batman: Arkham City
2010 Red Dead Redemption, Fallout: New Vegas, Mass Effect 2
2009 Demon's Souls, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Infinite Space
2008 Fallout 3, Mega Man 9, Braid

2007 Mass Effect, Super Mario Galaxy, Bioshock
2006 Zelda: Twilight Princess, Mother 3, Jaws: Unleashed
2005 Resident Evil 4, Shadow of the Colossus, WarioWare: Twisted!
2004 MGS3: Snake Eater, GTA: San Andreas, Half-Life 2
2003 Zelda: The Wind Waker, WarioWare, Inc, Star Wars: KotOR,
2002 GTA: Vice City, Resident Evil Remake, Metroid Fusion
2001 GTAIII, MGS2: Sons of Liberty, Zelda: Oracle of Seasons/Ages
2000 Diablo II, Zelda: Majora's Mask, Resident Evil Code: Veronica
1999 Chrono Cross, Resident Evil 3, Super Smash Bros., Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete
1998 Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Fallout 2, Metal Gear Solid, Resident Evil 2, Banjo Kazooie
1997 Final Fantasy VII, Fallout, Catslevania: SotN, FF Tactics, GoldenEye, Star Fox 64
1996 Super Mario 64, Diablo, Mario Kart 64, Super Mario RPG
1995 Chrono Trigger, Donkey Kong Country 2, Yoshi's Island, Full Throttle
1994 Mother 2, Final Fantasy VI, Donkey Kong Country, Sonic 3
1993 Sam & Max Hit the Road, Doom, Day of the Tentacle, Mortal Kombat II, Gabriel Knight
1992 Super Mario Kart, Sonic 2, X-Men Arcade, Mortal Kombat, Mega Man 5
1991 Zelda III, Sonic, TMNT: Turtles In Time, The Simpsons Arcade Game, Mega Man 4
1990 Super Mario World, Mega Man 3, Wing Commander
1989 TMNT: The Arcade Game, Super Mario Land, Mother
1988 Mega Man 2, Mario 3, Ninja Gaiden
1987 Mega Man, Zelda II, Metal Gear
1986 The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Castlevania
1985 Super Mario Bros, Ghosts 'N Goblins, Gauntlet
1984 Tetris, Duck Hunt, Excite Bike
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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« Last post by Griffith on August 13, 2018, 09:17:11 PM »
Kai Leng...

Ah, say no more. I forgot a lot of the Cerberus stuff from that game, and mainly remembered I liked the Illusive Man's conclusion.

That being said, I very much enjoy ME3 outside of these strange Cerberus shenanigans. There were great moments on Tuchanka and Rannoch that I had been waiting for. Omega, Leviathan, and the Citadel are probably my favorite DLCs in the series as well. I do prefer 3 over 2 for sure. ME2's best parts were the character missions.

There were so many of those I couldn't do them all, and after getting so caught up in the story of ME1 part two couldn't help but feel like a deferment or step backward, but I probably wasn't appreciating what WAS good about it because I was looking for something else. ME3 was that something, and though it certainly wasn't perfect in its payoff of ME1's potential, from the very beginning it didn't shy away from it.

I finished the trilogy last night and attempted an Andromeda play through... It lasted about 90 minutes before I was completely bored and uninterested.

As I documented here, my experience with Andromeda lasted about 90 seconds from the time I tried starting and restarting the game to the time I gave up and got my refund. Good work, EA.
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Berserk Merchandise / Re: I made some Berserk tea blends
« Last post by XionHorsey on August 13, 2018, 08:21:10 PM »
About a year later, Adagio introduces a Fandom Wheel: https://www.adagio.com/w10591

You spin it and you get a free sample with your order. I got a tin of Griffith/Guts.
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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« Last post by N7Paladin on August 13, 2018, 05:29:30 PM »
I somehow missed Aazealh's post when I replied to yours, my bad.  :ganishka:

I agree with you on 1>3>2, but Cerberus just raised too many questions for me in 3. Where were they getting all these troops, mechs, supplies, ships, and intel? What was their goal with the Citadel coup? The coup was before TIM got the Prothean VI from Thessia so he wouldn't have known it was the Catalyst. Then there's Kai Leng... yeah. I had also suspected TIM was indoctrinated since the Mars mission when you find out their soldiers are.

That being said, I very much enjoy ME3 outside of these strange Cerberus shenanigans. There were great moments on Tuchanka and Rannoch that I had been waiting for. Omega, Leviathan, and the Citadel are probably my favorite DLCs in the series as well. I do prefer 3 over 2 for sure. ME2's best parts were the character missions.

I finished the trilogy last night and attempted an Andromeda play through... It lasted about 90 minutes before I was completely bored and uninterested.
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Speculation Nation / Re: Am I the only one who...
« Last post by jackson_hurley on August 13, 2018, 02:50:15 PM »
Actually, on the contrary, I couldn't really care less about the individual God Hand or their backgrounds (and SK and Zodd are already pretty solidly established characters, we already know them well, specifics aside). They're cool and serve an important function in the story, but that's also the extent to which I care about them. If we get extensive, relevant backgrounds on them down the line, great, I'll enjoy that and care more, but I won't be disappointed if we don't and they just are what they are. I understand the curiosity about them, but not that sort of investment at the expense of much richer characters.

I could not have put it in better words. One of the things I like most about them is the mystery that revolves around them. Not knowing all the détails is sometimes (most of the times imo) better than too much info. If we come to get these backstory like I said just above, well fine with me for I am interested in them, but I'll never be disappointed or pissed if we don't.
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Speculation Nation / Re: Am I the only one who...
« Last post by Griffith on August 13, 2018, 02:37:02 PM »
Actually, on the contrary, I couldn't really care less about the individual God Hand or their backgrounds (and SK and Zodd are already pretty solidly established characters, we already know them well, specifics aside). They're cool and serve an important function in the story, but that's also the extent to which I care about them. If we get extensive, relevant backgrounds on them down the line, great, I'll enjoy that and care more, but I won't be disappointed if we don't and they just are what they are. I understand the curiosity about them, but not that sort of investment at the expense of much richer characters.
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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« Last post by Griffith on August 13, 2018, 01:45:29 PM »
Simon's Quest, obviously. :iva:

Of course. :ganishka: But I was actually looking for a short list of what you consider the class of the genre. This may already be on the board, but it's an vague thing to search 18,000 posts for, especially of a man that hates the term "metroidvania," so maybe I shouldn't even be asking (we could go with the SotN team's original sexy description, "2D exploration action game" or "zeldavania," which is just Zelda II; its ultimate vindication =).

BTW, I'm close now with Hollow Knight, pretty sure I can engage the final boss now, or at least start the end-game in earnest, but it was a bit of slog there for a while. That's the flaw of these games in general though; two thirds of the way through the exploration element invariably stagnates and your ability to progress can hinge on spotting what you need to do next on like a single pixel (or a wall you randomly need to crouch next to =), or some combination of items/abilities, in a game world that's map is now as big as every screen from Zelda at that point. That just stops the momentum of the game dead while you search for the MacGuffin you don't even know you're looking for. Thank god for that old man in town. Anyway, now I'm back to stalling and tooling around not wanting it to end incomplete. :carcus:

It's neat, love the callbacks to classic CV. That being said I haven't had the courage to go through the NG+ for now. I have high hopes for the main game, whenever it'll drop.

Looks very much if not exactly like classic CV, I actually like the look of it better than what I see of the main game.

Both the Shadow Broker and Citadel DLCs are quite enoyable. Mass Effect 3's DLCs really helped me from getting sick of the game due to the awful Cerberus plotline.

Yeah, those seem like the two "must play" story DLCs (and Leviathan looks good too), but do you mean ME2 for the Cerberus-centric plot or did you just hate that part of it in ME3 that much (I recall it being unmemorable but minimal)? I basically already wrote manifestos vigorously defending ME3, but ME2, despite maybe being the most well received in the series, is my least favorite, making my ranking 1, 3, 2. I wonder if that would change upon replaying and reconsidering them knowing the big picture.

Ugh, man, the sheer pricing for the DLC has been the major put-off for me playing these games.

You don't need them to enjoy the series, particularly ME1, which you can grab regularly for $5 and is totally worth it for the plot (it has a seminal gaming moment for me), though the graphics and gameplay are naturally a bit dated by this point, it's still the best game in the series and as far as pop sci-fi goes kind of supplanted Star Wars and Star Trek simultaneously for me the last decade. Pretty neat trick (and I never bought the two biggest DLC), too bad they couldn't keep it going with Andromeda.

They should just sell out the trilogy and bring back Shepard for "one last ride"... that may be another trilogy if it revives the franchise. =)
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Speculation Nation / Re: Am I the only one who...
« Last post by jackson_hurley on August 13, 2018, 11:45:07 AM »
And here I thought I was gonna read something interesting. As much as I'd like to have their back story I don't understand how one would want these said back story and not care for the rest of the series...
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