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Messages - TheSHEEEP

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Other Games / Re: Wasteland 3 *sigh*
« on: September 24, 2020, 11:55:42 AM »
Reagan, capitalism and Christianity are all perfectly mockable (I'd say all things are perfectly mockable). I don't see the problem here, as long as it isn't the only thing they do in the game.
and a charismatic leader that loves the flag and America so he's obviously evil. Heck the guys name is literally "The Patriarch".
I don't want to spoil anything, but IMO by the end of the game you get a much clearer picture of Buchanan and that is definitely none of evil (IMO more one of someone who had some lapses in judgement, did some bad things to do good).
Besides, you can join the guy and get "his" ending - they wouldn't have done that if his faction was considered pure evil. And - no plot spoilers - his ending isn't evil at all (IMO it is much more sensible than the alternatives).


They do have "pure evil" factions and those you (afaik) cannot join.


You are really interpreting too much into it here.
Though I agree they do paint The Patriarch as fairly vile early on - which might be on purpose to later find out he's not that bad, hard to tell.
Also, choosing that faction name was practically begging people to jump to the same conclusions you did, not very clever on their (the dev's) part.


They don't do it particularly well. Reagan was not a Fascist. They love to pretend he was an idiot when he was the best President of the last 60+ years. Capitalism is the worst of all economic systems except every other one which has been tried. And the same people that mock traditional religion often replace it with the religions of secular humanism, socialism, and big government progression. It's also tedious to bear the constant hypocrisy of people who bash capitalism but live making money off capitalism.
That tangent was so big, I had to call NASA to get you back to Earth...
Sorry, man, but you're coming off as a bit too much of a broken record to me to continue getting deeper into this with you.

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Other Games / Re: Wasteland 3 *sigh*
« on: September 24, 2020, 01:00:32 AM »
TheSheeep - if this game is not really written extremely antagonistically to conservatives, why the Gipper town where they mock Reagan, capitalism, Christianity incessantly and trot out the old right wing = Fascists canard? And of course, the robot faction has a communist utopia. It must all be in my head. I'm merely imagining the antagonism.  ::) 

Reagan, capitalism and Christianity are all perfectly mockable (I'd say all things are perfectly mockable). I don't see the problem here, as long as it isn't the only thing they do in the game.
Which they don't, as "robot communist utopia" (I wouldn't really call that a utopia, but whatever) is a mock in itself.


So, yeah, it really is all in your head. You're choosing to interpret what you see in the fashion that is most offensive to you.
They must have done that to shove it to those conservatives, right?! Those darn liberals!!!! *foaming* ::)
My suggestion would be to not do that, but you do you I guess.


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Back to game terms unrelated to the prejudices of the writers. if you go against the "Gipper" faction, why isn't there an option to talk down the peons after you kill their leader and dismantle their "god"? Nope, you are forced to kill every single one of them or you can't finish the quest. Stupid, sloppy. The RPG aspects are extremely railroaded here.
Yeah, that sucked. And I found there are a few cases like that. Very unfortunate and definitely shaves some % off the rating IMO.

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Other Games / Re: Any fans of Deep Rock Galactic? AKA, the Squat FPS?
« on: September 20, 2020, 03:40:41 AM »
It's fantastic, really.
And thoroughly unique.

One of the very few games I just keep installed on my PC as I come back to it somewhat regularly when I feel like playing a round or two.

It's also one of very few games where you can actually play with random people online and won't have a terrible experience - I think this is mostly due to the facts that a) the game so strongly encourages you to stick somewhat close while also allowing everyone going their own paths (this does make sense once you play the game) and b) the game does give very useful and funny tools for communication (with voice chat being entirely optional, I never use it).
But you can also totally play it alone (you'll get a useful flying NPC robot).
 
Also, it made this possible:

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Other Games / Re: Video Games: What are you playing?
« on: September 16, 2020, 02:46:22 AM »
I also liked Carrion, but beyond the lack of a map (weird oversight, really) what bothered me more was the abysmally short playtime.


Was done in ~5 hours with most boosts unlocked.
My thoughts were "Cool! I got all the abilities, now the game can start for real. Felt a bit like a long tutorial so far." - and just an hour or so after, the credits rolled.


I really hope they can make a sequel with more meat (hehehe) on its bones.
The game was a success and the ending definitely makes room for a sequel, so fingers crossed!

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Other Games / Re: Wasteland 3 *sigh*
« on: September 16, 2020, 02:37:23 AM »

4 years for a game of that scope is absolutely fine and normal.
Game development isn't something you can just throw money at to make it faster. At least not a lot faster.
Then they should have said 4 years instead of missing deadlines multiple times.
That's for sure.
Or, much better, not have given any specific release dates before they were reasonably certain.

Seems like someone has gotten extremely thin-skinned here and sounds exactly like the kind of person that would go nuts if the enemies were, idk, black voodoo types because that would of course be racist.
I guess black voodoo enemies you actually wouldn't mind, but hillbillies are of course a statement of the designers and developers about how bad white Christians are, trying to indoctrinate and propagate their anti-white propa yadda yadda yadda...
 ::) ::) ::)
You mock it and then point out it's everywhere, whatever  ::)
Nowhere did I say it's everywhere - because it isn't. It is very noticeable in media coverage, but not in most actual games themselves. And it certainly isn't in this game.

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Other Games / Re: Wasteland 3 *sigh*
« on: September 15, 2020, 08:17:31 AM »
If black people are out because one side gets triggered, and white people are out because the other side gets triggered - what is still allowed to be an antagonist?
That's why we have zombies. It's so we can have people butchered horribly in large numbers and not feel bad about it :)


It's either that or you have those multicultural gangs you get in all those 80s cop movies.
The funny thing is that I have seen people complain about the skin color of zombies, citing that as some "obvious racism", of course.
If you think zombies are safe from nutjobs, I'm afraid I have to disappoint you ;)

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Other Games / Re: Wasteland 3 *sigh*
« on: September 15, 2020, 05:45:02 AM »
I also enjoyed Wasteland 2 some years ago. So I kickstarter funded Wasteland 3 4 years ago.
My first thought was how slow they work when they already have a lot of their money. It makes me wonder how beneficial Early Access is. Maybe I am being unfair but 4 years for a game seems excessive.
4 years for a game of that scope is absolutely fine and normal.
Game development isn't something you can just throw money at to make it faster. At least not a lot faster.


it seems like another example of white rural Christians being the favorite targets of the literati. It's getting tiresome and predictable. But it shows a mindset of what such think of white, rural Christians.
Seems like someone has gotten extremely thin-skinned here and sounds exactly like the kind of person that would go nuts if the enemies were, idk, black voodoo types because that would of course be racist.
I guess black voodoo enemies you actually wouldn't mind, but hillbillies are of course a statement of the designers and developers about how bad white Christians are, trying to indoctrinate and propagate their anti-white propa yadda yadda yadda...
 ::) ::) ::)

I can't even really blame you, with the constant barrage of woke media presence, it is easy to just have enough of everything and see everything as preachy even if it isn't.
But you should watch out not to become the exact same type of raging extremist, just on the other side of the coin. Horseshoe says hello.

Actually reminds me of a discussion I had when they released the trailer a while ago:
https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2020/07/wasteland-3-for-linux-and-mac-delayed-possible-by-end-of-2020/comment_id=185938

At some point, you have to ask yourself:
If black people are out because one side gets triggered, and white people are out because the other side gets triggered - what is still allowed to be an antagonist?
And what can you still bring that won't cause some people to get their panties in a twist?
Or, maybe, just take a trope as a trope and don't try and interpret the entire world into it?


The game is massive, and the Dorseys are just one of many factions (and actually a minor one you can't even ally/work with), including more tropes than I could list, anything from god-president worshippers over monsters and slavers to sacrificial cults:
https://wasteland.gamepedia.com/Wasteland_3_factions


Sure, if someone doesn't like a good old barrage of tropes, then Wasteland is absolutely the wrong game series for them. Wasteland has never been a very serious game and always took some jabs at political events.
However, I think they did leave out zombies here ;)


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Already backed it. Can't help it, I'm a sucker for any TD  ;D
And this one definitely looks very unique with its RPG-based approach.


Also, your kickstarter link is botched, the ":" somehow ended up before the "https".

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Other Games / Bless Unleashed PC Guide
« on: August 19, 2020, 08:17:28 AM »
Is there an actual gameplay trailer?
These cinematic ones really aren't helping much.

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Other Games / Pathfinder: Kingmaker
« on: August 19, 2020, 06:05:55 AM »
I'd say it is only railroaded in the sense that it is organized into chapters, and you have to do certain things within each chapter to proceed to the next one.
However, within each chapter, you are relatively free to do whatever you want or in what order you want to do things.

The first few hours are very railroaded, but that's basically the "tutorial area" + first bigger dungeon so you get your "kingdom".

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I give this thread a 7/10 so far.

Started very promising, then became a bit too confusing with too many side plots to follow.
Also showing a distinct lack of memes.

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Other Games / Video Games: What are you playing?
« on: August 14, 2020, 06:06:32 AM »
Quote from: Ghostmaker;1144692
Is there one that makes the combat system less agonizing? I'm all for making combat a little more complex than Skyrim, but dear God, I felt like I was trying to play Street Fighter -- the original -- while wearing boxing gloves.
Did you try to pull off combos?
Those are completely useless, absurdly hard to pull off and you can forget about them.
Just use the normal blocks & parrying and you will be good for the entire game.

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Other Games / Video Games: What are you playing?
« on: August 13, 2020, 06:11:55 AM »
Quote from: Hakdov;1144618
KCD is easily the best crpg I've ever played.  It is super hard at first, but once you figure out how to do things you get a real sense of accomplishment.  If you haven't gotten the dlc's, I highly recommend doing so.  They add a lot to the game.  The Woman's Lot dlc in particular is amazing.
I agree it is a good game, and the research put into everything is just... just wow.

Not really a true RPG, though, and definitely not a cRPG (which is games like Fallout 1+2, BG, Goldbox games, Age Of Decadence, etc.).
Most of the game is entirely based on player skill instead of character skill, making it more of an action game. Though there definitely is some RPG mixed in, no doubt.

Also not a full simultion, since afaik, nothing in the game except the combat is actually simulated based on a realistic model.
Still, everything is so well researched and realistically implemented that it just manages an immersion level that it might as well be a simulation...

Sorry, I'm a stickler for genre definitions when it comes to video games :)

The only thing I really didn't like about KCD is the main character. You basically just play a village yokel with all his... "charm". Couldn't stand the idiot, and despite all that you pull off with him, he never really changes his simpleton attitude, it's a character that I cannot identify with in any way.
Hopefully, he'll be acting a bit more like - hmm, that goes into spoiler territory, so I won't - in the sequel.

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I really dig the art style.
It reminds me of playing Game Boy games on the TV via the Super Game Boy...

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Other Games / Video Games: What are you playing?
« on: August 12, 2020, 03:01:18 AM »
I've started to play Thief again.

Thief Gold with the TFix 1.27 patch, to be precise - to make it play nice on modern hardware.

What a blast, really. How much you can achieve with just good lighting, good mechanics and good level design is still amazing 20+ years later.

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