How Every Awful Video Game Thing Was Born [Pic]

Submitted by: Gottamgear 1 year ago in Misc

For every awful business decision there are a group of guys making a boatload of cash because of it.
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Male 12,365
For a completely different type of game, maybe one of the less complex city building games, maybe. The full-fat ones are hugely complex, a genuine attempt to model the complexity of building an entire city from scratch. I`m not into those, but I do like the simpler ones. I had a lot of fun with Imperium Romanum and Glory of the Roman Empire.
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Male 12,365


I`ve played Skyrim for about 90 hours so far, so I`d recommend it. The gameplay isn`t very complex, so it doesn`t require precise co-ordination or hours of planning how you`re going to build your character. It has two main stories that are the main part of the game and numerous small stories that cover the history of the game world, bits of background lore, the starting points of quests, etc. It avoids a simple good/evil split in many cases, leaving you to make decisions on grey areas, often without complete information. It also contains about 500 books you can read in the game, so you can play a game and read a book at the same time :) They`re not really books, though. Short stories at most.

They haven`t gone overboard with the gendering, either. There is some of the "half naked armour" cliche, but that`s true for both sexes.

Maybe it would be worthwhile for you to watch some of the many gameplay videos on Youtube and see if it appeals to y
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Male 12,365
[quote]Okay angilion- that is exactly what no1 son says... SO, recommendations. Bad hand eye co-ordination and the attention span of a stoned goldfish?[/quote]

Gaming probably isn`t your cup of tea, then.

Some games emphasise rapid analysis of incoming data and rapid, accurate response to it. Some games emphasise sustained attention and strategic planning. Nearly all games use both, to varying degrees. But the only games that don`t use either are the very simple games which you probably won`t find any more impressive than you found Sonic the Hedgehog.

You might like some RPGs, maybe, since you like reading and RPGs (good ones, at least) are primarily about stories. They don`t have the polish and complexity of a decent book, but they are about telling a story. Many will also work well with short periods of play because they tend to be based on large numbers of quests of varying degrees of complexity.
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Male 5,811
Hey now, more than 2 people work at EA.
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Female 7,867
Okay angilion- that is exactly what no1 son says... SO, recommendations. Bad hand eye co-ordination and the attention span of a stoned goldfish?
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Male 12,365
[quote]Never buy a day 1 release game.[/quote]

Sound advice there. It`s an expensive gamble. I`ve done it twice.

One of them (Test Drive Unlimited 2) was blatantly released as a buggy alpha version, early beta at best. The release version number was 0.60, i.e. not very close to being finished. It didn`t even work at all until the first patch.

The other one (Witcher 2) I bought solely to express approval of the dev`s business model - they released it on gog.com, which never uses any DRM at all. I`ve never even played the game.
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Male 12,365
[quote]I played sonic the hedgehog once. I wasn`t impressed and have never bothered since. Read a book instead..[/quote]

Games have massively increased in complexity since then. Well, some have. It takes a lot of people a lot of time to make the more complex games, so they`re not all like that.

I`ve been gaming since 1981 and it`s still on a par with reading for my entertainment. I also played Sonic the Hedgehog once and wasn`t impressed. Not even back then, when games were much simpler.

You might be more impressed with a complex modern game, maybe something like TES: Skyrim which you can buy for as little as £2.50 as it`s a couple of years old now. Or you might not. Each to their own. But the original Sonic the Hedgehog isn`t really a sound basis for deciding on the entirety of gaming.
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Male 12,365
[quote]The only good DLC is free dlc.[/quote]

Not always. I`ve paid for a few bits of DLC.

If it`s something that`s really part of the game that was taken out to sell seperately, then no.

If it`s some trivial crap that`s seriously taking the piss (e.g. the notorious horse armour for TES: Oblivion) then no.

If it`s a genuine expansion, a sizeable extra that`s essentially a partial sequel in the same game engine (e.g. Dragonborn for TES: Skyrim), then yes. That`s a fair-sized part of a whole game and worth paying part of the price of a game for.
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Male 755
I like flash games. You can play for 10 minutes or an hour, then just walk away.
I have more to do than waste my life on poo.
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Male 296
Some video games are better than books.
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Male 1,454
The only good DLC is free dlc. The only good free to play games are ones where you can win without paying. Never buy a day 1 release game.
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Male 7,775
Lol @ Madduck
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Male 965
[Insert Orson Welles applause gif here]
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Female 7,867
I played sonic the hedgehog once. I wasn`t impressed and have never bothered since. Read a book instead..
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Male 1,059
Better yet, rather than stealing, just don`t play them. You don`t HAVE to play every godawful "AAA" game in existence!
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Male 2,469
Biggest fan of the original Thief games. Won`t even go near the steaming pile of excitement called Thief that was released earlier in the year. I haven`t bought a new PC game save a chess program in ten years. It`s all about eye candy anymore. Remember pong? It was fun to play and consisted of seven lines and a dot.
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Male 409
I am proud to say I have never fallen for any of these tactics. I am more than happy to wait until these games show up in the bargain bin and I play pay-to-win games until they become impossible, and then uninstall them.
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Male 107
Buy indie and torrent the big companies games until they hear.
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Male 1,015
Sadly this is true.
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Male 670
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