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The only games I ever got completely immersed in was games like GTA 3 on PS2, Jedi Knight 2 outcast, Far Cry, HL2 on PC. since than its been a long boring drought with the exception of crysis1. Now playing GTA IV, I cant play any missions, just free roam a bit. Same as TDU2. Metro2033 just looks like another dark boring Apocalypse game. Valve have neglected the HL franchise, my expectations now are another total next gen half life game which we most likely know wont happen. Multi platform, financial risk etc. I cant see getting impressed in the slightest in another HL ep on the aged source engine. I miss the days PC games were made for PC's. I dont know how console gamers can play anything on consoles. The quality on all games are so low its a joke imo.
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Lately, I am more tired of these crappy articles trying to say that the games I enjoy are lame and old and stupid. I dont like linear fake run and gun games. They suck. Always have, always will. I like realistic games that require skill and that "genre" is NOT dying. Stop trying to kill it through news articles. Your propaganda does not bother me.

Down with CoD, MoH, L4D, etc etc and up with RO, DH, ARM2, AA3, etc etc
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post #23 of 37
my buddy and i were just talking about this topic the other day. i have found myself trying to play older and older games (like sierra games) now more then new ones. the last games to really get me "out of reality" were ones like Half-Life, Oblivion and Fallout3. Even after I played newvegas for a few days i ended up forgetting all about it for about a solid month or 2. The other 3 i mentioned i used to count the minutes till I got to play them again. Guess thats what happens when you get old lol
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post #24 of 37
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Originally Posted by qbical View Post
... Half-Life, Oblivion and Fallout3. Even after I played newvegas for a few days i ended up forgetting all about it for about a solid month or 2...
I hear that, I played HL, Oblivion and Fallout 3 to death, but for some reason FNV just ... doesn't work for me, its too easy to get drowned in quests, forget what moral causes they represent, and loose interest in wandering around the wasteland, I can't believe it really as I played Fallout 3 solidly on the 360, then again on the PC, and loved the experience from start to finish.
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I think we've just gamed for too long and too many years. 'Good old days' are too easy to remember as...well being 'good old days' - me personally I can't put quake 3 down, even after ~12 years of a game being out - I always come back to it and it gets my attention a few hours a day.
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post #26 of 37
We may have came here on different ships, but were all in the same boat now brotha.

I cant get lost in a game even if i tried anymore, makes me sad, because i love playing games. I just feel like ive played them all so much. Nothing is new and exciting like new games were back in the day.
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post #27 of 37
Im only 16 and age hasnt had a factor for me, the only games i play now are some of the simplest and basic (not like reality) are CSS, Tf2, and BC2 (exception). There isnt any good games anymore, i remember 3 summers ago when all i did was play GTA4 and Cod 4, it was the most amazing thing id ever done, were like addicts chasing that high but not only is it getting harder to get, it may not even be there.
    
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FF7 will forever be a legend. Sucks that was the first rpg I ever played, as none I've played after it has been able to take it off it's throne.
Great game, but have you played Baldur's Gate II?
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Games now a days dont have very good story lines.. or lack that gameplay. Back in my day... <== lul... Half-life was the *****, the story behind it was not bad, Then they came out with BLue shift, and opposing force with added to the story from a different view...now that is bad a$$!
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Most immersive computer gaming experience I ever had was a RP MUSH.

The effort involved in visualizing a scene and finding the right words to convey what I was mentally picturing, and translating and integrating what others were picturing in a limited timeframe practically demanded that I lose hours at a time.

Since I stopped playing that, I've since lost myself only in games that had fairly abstract frameworks where I could spend idle moments building up a psychological profile, backstory, and cast of supporting characters for my in-game avatars.



I feel like I just admitted to being some sort of alien.
    
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