Morning Discussion

Torchlight is now released and you all know the game is lovely because you have all bought and played it, yes? Yes. Good, now we can avoid that whole big topic and focus on the details. I cannot decide whether my favourite touch is skill scrolls or the bonus dungeons opened by killing those little purple portal creatures and buying maps.

What are you enjoying most about the game you most definitely are enjoying? Have you found any fantastic items to show off?

From The Chatty
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    October 28, 2009 6:06 AM

    Why can't I enjoy RPGs?

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      October 28, 2009 6:07 AM

      Patience? Usually RPGs take a little bit of an investment to get sucked into.

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      October 28, 2009 6:08 AM

      You should ask yourself: Why can't I enjoy 72 DPS clickfest RPGs?

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      October 28, 2009 6:09 AM

      Which one? It's probably because most RPGs are dumb or they are really JRPGs.

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      October 28, 2009 6:09 AM

      What type of RPGs?

      Action or turn based?
      Japanese or western?
      2d or 3d?
      Story based or hacknslash based?

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        October 28, 2009 6:12 AM

        Maybe he's been tasked with shooting down UH-60 Black Hawks?

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        October 28, 2009 6:13 AM

        Rocket-propelled grenades?

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        October 28, 2009 6:21 AM

        Diablo and wow :)

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          October 28, 2009 6:30 AM

          Hehe, I can understand both, MMORPG's are really their own breed, and maybe you're just not a fan of the hack-n-slash variety. There's two more RPG sub-genre's you should try before you rule it out completely. Them being the traditional JRPG and the Western RPG. Final Fantasy being the flagship really for JRPG's and most stuff from Bioware (think Baldur's Gate, Never Winter Nights, Knights of the Old Republic and the upcoming Dragon Age) being definitive of the other.

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            October 28, 2009 9:55 AM

            is this the one you meant? I'll give them a shot when I get the time too

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          October 28, 2009 6:35 AM

          Both are loot-based and repetitive. There is more depth in both but if you can't get past that, I can understand how it might not be your cup of tea.

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            October 28, 2009 6:40 AM

            i've tried playing a few, I just can't keep myself entertained by them
            I could shoot people in the face for days in quake though

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              October 28, 2009 6:54 AM

              You might give Mass Effect 2 a shot when it comes out. Plenty of shooting, but actual "role playing" also, instead of it just being code-word for PHAT LEWT

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                October 28, 2009 7:26 AM

                I've seen people have erections just mentioning that game, so I will look into it for sure. thanks!

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          October 28, 2009 6:40 AM

          Yeah well there you go and you know it :)

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          October 28, 2009 7:43 AM

          There's nothing wrong with that. Action RPGs are not for everyone, how about turn-based RPGs like Fallout and the like?

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          October 28, 2009 8:28 AM

          Try playing a different style of rpg! I don't care for diablo and I have no desire to play wow, but I still love RPGs. I also don't care for namco's jrpgs!

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        October 28, 2009 6:35 AM

        for me it's ones with Stats or Menus which covers most and annoyingly is starting to cover FPS games too.

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      October 28, 2009 6:13 AM

      I know what you mean, there are some games I can clearly objectively see the draw to that I can't get into, much to my chagrin.. the civ series is an example

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      October 28, 2009 6:16 AM

      RPGs also make you wait and work for your reward/feedback while in most other genres the reward is more immediate.

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      October 28, 2009 6:18 AM

      RPG's or JRPGs that are really just linear adventures with experience points?

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        October 28, 2009 7:10 AM

        Haha. Or essentially long CGI cutscenes strung together, interspersed by moments of pressing a button here and there.

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          October 28, 2009 7:26 AM

          I know lol. Or those FPS games where you just point and click on moving shapes for prizes.

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            October 28, 2009 9:03 AM

            Adventure games where you click pixels are my favorite.

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      October 28, 2009 6:18 AM

      Red Poon Goggles

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      October 28, 2009 6:18 AM

      RPS is the new RPG

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      October 28, 2009 6:19 AM

      if you can't enjoy deus ex or vampires you are broken. jrpgs i can do without and even most western rpg are kinda meh.
      still witcher,deus ex,vampires masquerade. planescape torment,system shock2 etc are games you might want to try.

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        October 28, 2009 6:23 AM

        deus ex I enjoyed, vampires just doesn't appeal to me at all. I wouldn't even start the game.

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        October 28, 2009 6:47 AM

        I've tried and disliked all of those games. I've put at least 4 hours into both Deus Ex and Vampire but much less into the other 2. I've also tried and disliked Zelda, Mass Effect, STALKER, Final Fantasy and probably many more. I wish that Bioshock and Fallout didn't have the RPG stuff. Loot I don't mind. Stats I find intolerable.

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          October 28, 2009 6:51 AM

          You hate everything that I love, I'm afraid I can't marry you marmite.

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            October 28, 2009 7:03 AM

            numbers have no place in entertainment. Neither do menus. Menus full of numbers!?!? AAAAAAAAARGH.

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              October 28, 2009 7:10 AM

              Unless you find numbered menus full of menu numbers entertaining, which some how I do.

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          October 28, 2009 8:01 AM

          I'm like you, I just can't get that much into those games. I must just have too short of an attention span

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      October 28, 2009 6:19 AM

      cause FPS's are much better!
      :P

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      October 28, 2009 6:47 AM

      do you mean clickers? Because they bore me too.

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      October 28, 2009 7:11 AM

      you rack disciprine

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        October 28, 2009 9:35 AM

        this made me lol, congrats

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      October 28, 2009 7:11 AM

      Because you touch yourself.

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      October 28, 2009 7:23 AM

      you are broken inside?

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      October 28, 2009 7:24 AM

      because you're broken and don't enjoy depth and customization of your in-game avatar and experience?

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        October 28, 2009 7:38 AM

        if that means I am broken then so be it. I couldn't give a fuck if the character I am playing is a bald lesbian elephant woman. I don't rate that as part of the game

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          October 28, 2009 7:45 AM

          then you wont enjoy rpgs because it's all about your character's progression

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          October 28, 2009 7:48 AM

          I think the fact that you don't rate things like this is the very reason why you don't like RPGs.

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            October 28, 2009 7:51 AM

            yes, I realise this. I WANT to like them, but I just don't. I feel like I am missing out though

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        October 28, 2009 7:55 AM

        DEPTH? Those games are the opposite of that.

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          October 28, 2009 9:16 AM

          He started the thread saying RPGs, not diablo.

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            October 28, 2009 9:26 AM

            but I did mention diablo as an example of a game I couldn't get into

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      October 28, 2009 7:32 AM

      maybe you enjoy rifles just that much more.

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      October 28, 2009 7:41 AM

      Because you touch yourself at night.

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      October 28, 2009 7:45 AM

      You are a dead and lifeless husk of a gamer

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      October 28, 2009 8:24 AM

      I've only enjoyed Earthbound

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        October 28, 2009 8:27 AM

        The humor was insanely unique in that game, but as far as RPG conventions go it had pretty much all of the old school stuff. Didn't see yourself during battle, 100% a points game and super spartan visuals, mountains of text, interesting that it's the only one you ever liked.

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          October 28, 2009 8:39 AM

          I know I'm not the only one. When the talk of Earthbound coming to VC was hot and heavy I saw a lot of comments that talked about EB being the only RPG they ever enjoyed.

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            October 28, 2009 8:53 AM

            It's one of my favorites and I wish they'd get on porting it. But hell, the english translation of the sequel finally happened not too long ago.

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        October 28, 2009 8:43 AM

        Earthbound is my favorite game of all time. <3

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      October 28, 2009 8:29 AM

      Computer RPGs area a pale imitation of pen and paper RPGs. Do you play them?

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        October 28, 2009 9:22 AM

        neither, never cared for the pen and paper style either. a good childhood friend loved them, but i just couldnt get into it

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      October 28, 2009 8:43 AM

      you're either not OCD enough, or you're so OCD that it's not fun anymore. i'm the latter :(

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        October 28, 2009 9:18 AM

        I think it's the latter too

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          October 28, 2009 9:19 AM

          Yeah I am not OCD at all and i can enjoy me some Torchlight.

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      October 28, 2009 9:26 AM

      You can't enjoy everything, I don't enjoy racing and most games without a deep story

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      October 28, 2009 9:51 AM

      Aids will do that

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        October 28, 2009 9:52 AM

        'cos everyone has AIDS! AIDS AIDS AIDS AIDS AIDS AIDS!!!
        your father. AIDS
        your sister. AIDS

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      October 28, 2009 9:52 AM

      Because they're boring as hell.

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        October 28, 2009 9:54 AM

        i want to give them the benefit of the doubt though, I WANT to like more types of games. I wish I could muster the same enthusiasm as other people here do for those types of games.

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          October 28, 2009 10:36 AM

          What about THE WITCHER

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            October 28, 2009 10:40 AM

            it's been mentioned and i will look into it