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Thread: THREAD OF HYPE

  1. #551
    Member
    Registered: Apr 2001
    Location: Switzerland
    I have very little interest in Diablo 4 on PC, but Diablo 3 was a great couch coop game for me and my wife, especially since she didn't grow up playing video games. It was a fantastic way for her to unwind after work, and killing hundreds of ghouls and goblins can be supremely cathartic. I'm hoping that D4's local coop on consoles will work as well.

  2. #552
    Still Subjective
    Registered: Dec 1999
    Location: Idiocy will never die
    Death Stranding comes out tomorrow.

    The amount of work out into this thing... Looks like it's going to be an experience and not a game.

    Maybe I should play the Metal Gear Solid series.

  3. #553
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Melbourne, Australia
    What I've read in reviews sounds quite interesting. Majority of the gameplay is you being tasked with connecting up communities with a network. So you travel from point A to point B (point B being the delivery point). As you travel you need to contend with how much to carry, as the more you carry the more likely you are to fall over, which results in supplies being destroyed.

    Problem being that various terrain is more hazardous, with huge mountains, snow and with enemies around like BTs (which are essentially evil spirits) and human terroists. You don't want to kill anyone as that results in even more harmful spirits being around.

    So what you want to do is to build things with those resources you have on you to build various structures (zip lines, bridges, roads etc) which are then there for all players to use, as the games state is persistent. So as you travel you'll find structures other players built, which can be of help to you in getting where you need far easier.

    As the game goes on, you get to purchase better gear which enables a larger inventory, faster movement, less falling over etc etc. As soon as I read about all that from an extensive Kotaku article (which I can link if theres interest) that the game became far more interesting to me.

  4. #554
    Moderator
    Registered: Jan 2003
    Location: NeoTokyo
    The part I found interesting is that players can leave messages to each other and, well for lack of a better term, backdoor troll through that system, but it seems this was expected and intended. So as you progress, developed areas start becoming increasingly seedy, like boom town red light districts, and that reviewer (Guardian) said he started looking for alternative paths through undeveloped areas just to get away from that and back to the simplicity of the first part, just a guy in nature. But the encroaching of society made it increasingly hard to avoid.

    That in itself is a message. The game doesn't even have to push it; it happens naturally & the game lets it. You're trying to reconnect society and make things run smoothly at the same time you're being reminded why society sucks and why the inefficient slog through unvarnished nature has a purity and simplicity in itself.

    I think you phrased it right; it's meant more as an experience you endure than a game you play, and I take it that it leaves you with a lot to think about and relieved you just got through it. It's a weird kind of feeling of accomplishment. I still don't know what to think about it, but it makes me think I ought to see it just to see something this unique at this large of a scale.

  5. #555
    Chakat sex pillow
    Registered: Sep 2006
    Location: not here
    To be completely accurate, what that reviewer meant was the social messaging system of plunking something down for likes was being increasingly cheapened by low-effort emoji droppers. I doubt it gets 'seedy' or in fact developed due to player involvement (the game brings over structures into your game based on various metrics, including overall ratings, so it can't wholesale plonk an entire settlement of ladders, say, into your game), since you never actually interact with another player in the game.

  6. #556
    Moderator
    Registered: Jan 2003
    Location: NeoTokyo
    I don't want to speak for the reviewer so I'll just quote it. The term seedy just came from the red-light district reference, but I see what you mean. But the overall point is still there.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Guardian
    Over time, the thrill of acquiring hi-tech items yields to a pang of regret. Other players’ emoji signs litter distribution centre entrances in the quest for cheap likes, and rugged landscapes start to resemble red-light districts. You start to crave undiscovered delivery routes for a reminder of the game’s unspoilt beauty. Thematically, it’s pretty overt: mankind’s attempt to tame nature – through selfishness, or selflessness – is storing up an environmental problem.

  7. #557
    Chakat sex pillow
    Registered: Sep 2006
    Location: not here
    Yeah, the red-light district reference is because the emojis are like little bits of neon on the landscape. Here's a video that explains it. It's an interesting subjective take, but given that structures decay over time and it's likely no two players will experience the same set of structures, it's also not the entire message.

  8. #558
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Melbourne, Australia
    For those who crave the original feel of the game, the game could really use a mode that has all the online stuff off.

    If you'd just have the structures you create, be permanent (during that play through). That'd be pretty fun.

  9. #559
    Still Subjective
    Registered: Dec 1999
    Location: Idiocy will never die
    Does it have that? I'd be surprised if not.

  10. #560
    Chakat sex pillow
    Registered: Sep 2006
    Location: not here

    not my hype, but Steam says this is relevant. Thanks?


  11. #561
    Level 10,000 achieved
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Finland
    The community has spoken!

  12. #562
    Level 10,000 achieved
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Finland
    MS next Flight Simulator looks very pretty.



    But I dunno if it's something I'll really be into. I know I'm a weirdo, by my fave Flight Simulator was the F2P title MS Flight from 2012. I'm not interested in long haul flights in airliners, but gimme a small Icon A5 and have me deliver packages between different points on an island and I'm happy as a clam!

  13. #563
    Member
    Registered: Apr 2008
    My ideal flight sim would be the new Microsoft Flight Simulator world engine with the DCS flight model and cockpit fidelity, along with the Falcon BMS dynamic campaign. That would be too perfect, so it's not gonna happen.

    If you ever get really desperate for haulage missions henke, the DCS Mi-8 has a DLC campaign called Oilfield where mostly everything is heavy lifting - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-ow0id6VMo

  14. #564
    Moderator and Priest
    Registered: Mar 2002
    Location: Dinosaur Ladies of the Night
    Quote Originally Posted by henke View Post
    MS next Flight Simulator looks very pretty.
    That's not pretty. That's nigh ridiculously realistic.

    Watching that made me want to learn more about how they managed to pull something like that off. Turns out, it's even more detailed than you'd think. Like two petabytes raw data detailed. You only install something like 0.00001% of the game to your computer. The rest is streamed on the fly.


    Last edited by Renzatic; 21st Nov 2019 at 21:47.

  15. #565
    Member
    Registered: Aug 2004
    "...on the fly"

    I see what you did there.

  16. #566
    Moderator and Priest
    Registered: Mar 2002
    Location: Dinosaur Ladies of the Night
    Awwww, scchhhnnnaaappp!

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