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Cstriker01 3 points ago +3 / -0

8/10 Mount and Blade 2 Bannerlords.

Medieval RPG simulator where you create a character connected to one of six different fictional peoples that have real world counterparts. I am playing as a Khuzait, a nomadic steppe people akin to the Mongols. You recruit troops, build an army, forge alliances, own cities, become a king of a new nation if you wish, or pledge allegiance to a faction, or just become a merchant trader or bandit. It is a sandbox experience where you can do what you want. As a mongol I am building an army supported by mongol horse back archers and I plan on conquering the known world.

8/10 WoW Shadowlands.

Was a gift for Christmas from a buddy as I was curious to see changes. I’m enjoying it. A lot of the class fantasy is back, good systems for people with less time, hardcore raiders still get their badge of honor, and I get to be a dwarf or Orc...the greatest of fantasy races.

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Cstriker01 3 points ago +4 / -1

Diablo 2 Resurrected

I’m also mildly intrigued by Biomutant.

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Cstriker01 1 point ago +1 / -0

I found mystery and loneliness during play, but the ending i thought was beautiful and hopeful!

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Cstriker01 1 point ago +1 / -0

This whole thing is in response to....DRUM ROLL PLEASE!!!!!

Chez.

He made a post stating games are not art and devs should not chase that and you are wrong cause reasons.

Yes I was referring to RDR2 as art in general. So that’s the why, and I agree completely...quake and quake 2 is fucking badass, but art probably not.

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Cstriker01 3 points ago +3 / -0

This. I stopped playing and collecting after 5th edition when they super increased the prices and kept introducing bigger and bigger shit.

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Cstriker01 3 points ago +3 / -0

Chez made another post about games being or not being art and that devs shouldn’t chase that something, something, something, our observations and thoughts are wrong and anything opposed to his view point is incorrect.

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Cstriker01 2 points ago +6 / -4

This guy gets it. I game. I game hard. Gotta unplug though and read something good.

Right now I’m reading the pulp military book Monster Hunter International. It’s badass.

I also enjoy self improvement or deeper reads. I’m also reading Denis Pragers Exodus and JBPs 12 Rules for Life.

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Cstriker01 1 point ago +1 / -0

I gave an up vote for your questions. I don’t necessarily agree but you asked a decent question and challenged I a way especially in the end there. Can people change? No. But I’ve seen it happen.

What I mean by that is most people are their own prison, slaves to desire/convenience. But every now and then, a person can change...but it’s like a unicorn. Mythical almost.

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Cstriker01 11 points ago +11 / -0

Doom Slayer. Says nothing, but speaks more through his silence and anger and has more personality then many movie or game characters.

Geralt is pretty interesting. Nathan Drake wasn’t bad either, or Joel from the first The Last of Us.

My top favorite though....Garret from Thief 1-3.

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Cstriker01 4 points ago +4 / -0

Doom Slayer because rip and tear.

Kain and Raziel. I say both because in the story at points the mantle of protagonist and antagonist switch back and forth.

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Cstriker01 2 points ago +2 / -0

Not at all! Northgard is great and a take of Settlers. Stellaris is going strong, and it is in real time. Call to Arms is coming out with a HUGE WW2 expansion that picks up where Men At War assault squad 2 left off. Then you have Steel Division 2 with the eastern front and bribing in some western front.

Many RTS have gone Grand Strategy. Hell I’d through total war games in there too as actual battles are Real Time with pause even if campaign map is turn based.

I think there was a big lurch away from faster APM type games and more towers detail and mechanics. So historical games started popping up and grand strategy jumped to the forefront.

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Cstriker01 2 points ago +2 / -0

I got a Zastava recently too. Great gun! Really fantastic! I plan on finishing the wood on mine with Tru Oil.

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Cstriker01 1 point ago +1 / -0

Any single element alone isn’t enough, so I agree with your point. It’s an amazing an immersive my fun game, but strip down its shooting and yeah they could upgrade for sure. It’s the first true cowboy simulator made basically.

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Cstriker01 2 points ago +3 / -1

It’s essentially a walking simulator but differs greatly from the mess of them out there. You have sandbox freedom and clues like a detective game as you uncover the mystery, and there are actual gameplay mechanics using orbiting, laws of motion, gravity, and physics based puzzle solving.

Stellar title!

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Cstriker01 1 point ago +1 / -0

I’m a hypocrite. My buddy bought me WoW shadowlands...haven’t played since WOTLK. I like it.

I’m also cautiously optimistic about D2 Resurrected. It’s the studio that remastered Crash Bandicoot and did pretty good. I won’t buy day 1, but I’m slightly hopeful.

Hypocrite though I am, Blizzard is shit.

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Cstriker01 2 points ago +2 / -0

Wow that a big false equivalency fallacy. Do we not consider a master-of-their-craft an artist or artisan? Does not the passion and vision that goes into something mark the works of the greats?

You mention pizza, food products, and any one person can name world renown masters as quickly as Van Gogh or Rembrandt! Emeril Lagasse, Bobby Flay, James Beard.

Like devs who created amazing worlds and their teams; Warren Spectre, Ken Lavine, Casey Hudson and Drew Karpyshyn, Hidetaka Miyazaki and David Brevik.

These devs are known by name in their field by making truly time standing titles and creating genres. I argue art is in their work. Many have imitated to failure or close success but none have achieved that they have done as many other as well.

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Cstriker01 6 points ago +7 / -1

Fuck that game. Sad too because the concept of a true rpg detective game where failure still progresses the story in new ways is amazing.

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Cstriker01 3 points ago +4 / -1

Games can have the power to move, to provoke thought. I’ve been terrified (literally) as Amanda Ripley and as Daniel in Alien and Ambesia respectively. I’ve felt powerful as the Dovhakin or as Geralt. Felt the rush of curiosity and exploration as the chosen undead or as Arthur Morgan or John Marston, or being in the Alien Depths of Subnautica.

No game though, ever, has hit an emotional high point as the Outer Wilds. No game has ever rewarded curiosity, let me uncover a mystery and exploration a unique universe as that title. My only regret is that I can only blindly experience it once. It truly is a masterpiece title, like Shadow of the Colossus or Deus Ex.

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Cstriker01 2 points ago +2 / -0

DONT play Death Standing then. It’s about traveling. That’s the core mechanic.

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