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  1. Icefrost

    Nice being here

    Let me take this opportunity and introduce myself to you all here in VGR. I'm Icefrost and it's my pleasure to be a part of this exciting gaming community. I hope to grab a lot while I'm here and contribute as well.
    4 points
  2. Hey everyone I'm Ravenfreak, I'm a 32 year old nerd! I mainly enjoy retro games the most but I do play modern games as well. Other things besides games that I like are anime/manga, cartoons/comics, music, movies, forums, and I do enjoy programming from time to time. My favorite animated series is Teen Titans, and my favorite gaming franchise is Sonic the Hedgehog.
    3 points
  3. What's considered fun can be subjective in my opinion. This is because there are a lot of things that I might find fun in which another person would disagree and that's very normal. The same thing is apparently applicable to video games as well. A gamer might see a particular game to be fun for him while it's not to another. If I'm picking one game that's pure fun to play, it would be the first person life simulation adventure video game Slime Rancher.
    3 points
  4. Wow, I didn't realise I was such a boring bastard...
    3 points
  5. @Yaramaki this guy deserves to be winner of the month, we all know that
    3 points
  6. Both our gas came from dinosaurs, I don't know why the price is different. Are you saying your dinosaurs were better than ours? 😀
    3 points
  7. Yaramaki

    Last Game Played

    Cool it's good to know atleast somebody takes interest in my recommendations haha you know i always got the idea my posts of games are too obscure for vgr. anyways i had a look trough my collection yesterday evening and here is some more i forgot to post about, i'll just list the titles as i've got chores to do around the house and don't want to get sidetracked 😉 : Boktai -> Can't remember to much about it but since Kojima produced it, it can't be bad. The Pinball of the Dead -> I gave this a play last night and spend playing 2 hours, can't believe i forgot to list the game originally Drill Dozer Lilo & Stitch -> don't judge yet, give it a try first Car Battler Joe Sigma Star Saga Well since most people know me by now i like my japanese shit so if you wanna play something not a whole lot of people have heard of and from what i remember are import friendly : Oriental Blue: Ao no Tengai -> Pretty sure this got a fan translation in english, go play it if you find that rom if memory serves me right it is part of the far east of eden series aka Tengai Makyou which is a series that sadly never left japan. this is an Exellent rpg with many choices to make, that offers a different outcome with branching paths which was quite unique at the time. I'm sure you'll have fun with this one. Tomato Adventure Densetsu no Stafy 1-3 Kururin Paradise -> This is the sequel to Kuru Kuru Kururin i mentioned in a previous post Alright now i really need to start getting to work because the house doesen't clean itself (sadly). To stick to the topic i finished watch dogs legion yesterday, i have some mixed feeling about the game but i'll post about that in the appropriate thread after i finish the dlc and I still need to get some achievement to complete it 100% before i can do that.
    3 points
  8. This is a bit random, but I'm curious, and also seeking to find out if I'm a little bit mad. When a video game offers you the chance to name specific armour, weapons or equipment (like in The Elder Scrolls, for example), do you have a pattern? I always like to name my equipment after artists, song or albums I like. For example, I'll name a bow "Primo Victoria" named for the Sabaton song/album of the same name. It's Latin for "First Victory", so for me it fits. For the same reason I also like to call armoured footwear "Sabaton" because that's what a "Sabaton" is. I've also named a sword "Lovebites" for the Japanese all-female power metal band, a bow "Unleash The Archers" again for the band of the same name and a mace "Archangel" in tribute to the Amaranthe song bearing the name. What influence do to you draw from for inspiration?
    3 points
  9. I have made how I personally feel about NFT's quite clear on this forum, so with all due respect to @DC who I know works hard to find good sponsors for the forum, I will not be participating in this. Even so, I know @DC would not have this sponsor on VGR if it wasn't legitimate, so I will offer due respect in kind and check out the game at the very least, and if it's fun to play then it's fun to play. I would encourage others to do the same. However, I would always advise caution with these things.
    3 points
  10. Yaramaki

    Games for two players

    Surely we can add more games right? Man i've been thinking about this the last couple of days and it feels hard to find a few couch co-op games. But apart from the ones mentioned, especially with xbox one and series x in mind as per original posters request. Normally i like using arrows instead of dots but i'll list it the same as @shagger to keep it uniform. Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 : What do you get when you combine the 2 best puzzle franchises ever, yes this game. Highly addicting even in single player, it's most likely more fun to play it with a person on the couch. Imo this is the best puzzle game ever made so you can't go wrong either way. Unravel 2: The first one diden't have have co op but the second you can play with a friend together on the couch, exellent puzzle platform where yarn plays a major role in solving puzzles. I think this may appeal to a lot of female gamers because of the cute art style. Rayman Legends : Arguably The best platformer on a xbox console, you can't go wrong with this one. I know it's an older game but still worth playing today. Team Sonic Racing : Nothing beats a kart racer to play in split screen. Crash Team Racing nitro-fueled : Same as above, crash team racing is better then team sonic racing though. Diablo 3: Damn i almost forgot about this, you know what diablo is if you don't then well then what are you even doing on a video game forum. J/K Stardew Valley: I'm sorry i have to bring this game up every few days, but yes you can play stardew valley in co-op, you do have to build a cottage for your companion first. This is probably the best game ever made, so you can't go wrong either way. Halo Master chief collection: The first 2 halo games are imo the best split screen games ever made, it made friendships and also destroyed them. we used to play with 4 players on a tiny Crt tv back in the day which made it even more hectic since you could barly see what you were doing. Nowadays with those huge 4k screens you shoulden't have a problem having fun with this one. As far as i know local split screen is included. If you have an xbox you probably have this already right? Lego games: I think nearly all of them have local co-op so pick which one you like and go for it. I'd highly recomned Lego city undercover because it's not tied to any license or whatsoever and of the lego games i played i had the most fun with. Streets of rage 4: Can't have a list of local co-op games without a good old beat em up, so there you go. I think the second game is still the best in the series though but you can play that aswell on your xbox. See below SEGA Mega Drive Classics / Genesis Classics : I should have listed this one on the top because it's just that good of a compilation, but you know streets of rage all 3 games are included, all the golden axe you could possibly want to play on the couch. Sonic 2, still holds up to this day playing together with a friend. I'm sure there are a ton more on this comp you could play together and if you're tired of playing with a partner, the best jrpg of all time is included aswell Phantasy star IV. There is even a rewind button and save states so you can restart where you left off. Monopoly : Ubisoft released several monopoly games over the years, so just pick one that looks the most interesting to you. Now why would you play a board game on a console, because you can save your game, nobody can cheat and you don't have to stay up until 5am in the morning until the game would possibly be finished, i for one never in my life finished a monopoly game where only one person remained. There are more i could list like Human Fall Flat, Moving out and Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime but i have not played these so i can't comment on how they are. I think if you try all those listed above you should be quite busy for a good amount of time.
    3 points
  11. Not wanting to hug a guy because it might feel gay is also gay... Handshakes are also gay btw so you might as well embrace it lol
    3 points
  12. I'm going to step in. Everyone needs to drop this fight over RDR2. To clarify: As far as consoles go, Red Dead Redemption was released on the PS3 and Xbox 360. Red Dead Redemption 2 was released on the PS4 and Xbox One. RDR2 is also available on PC. RDR1 is not available on PC as far as I can tell. So there you have it. Drop the bullshit. Get back on topic and stay on topic.
    3 points
  13. @DCcan I swap my initial nomination that's @skyfirefor @NightmareFarm? I think that the latter have been more active lately.
    3 points
  14. Don't know why i never followed up to this but better later then never. I've been messing around a bit with a few free to play games in the app store on my dad his old ipad to get a better idea of free to play games. Well needless to say it wasn't the greatest experience i've had, one game blocked me entirely after about 10 minutes because my daily time playtime was up and wanted 4,99 to continue, eh fuck it deleted. So i tried a random rpg who's name i forgotten already and low and behold i immediately was welcomed with a screen to buy their shit, i played it for about half an hour and yeah while the game was not that half bad i'd much rather prefer they charged money for it and be done with it instead of reminding me after every battle i can have a better experience for only 9,99. Yeah no I'm not gonna fall for this shit. The problem there is with these "games" they will be gone in a few years time and you mostlikely will not have the option to continue playing said game because correct me if i'm wrong most woulden't function anymore without an internet connection. If you have spend money on them it's gone, if you happen to feel nostalgic and want to play that free to play game you loved 10 years ago, you probably can't. You could say the same with multiplayer games, once the servers are gone the game is gone. Remember MAG on the ps3 yeah me neither but it is one of many games that is lost in time and 99,9% Of those free to play games will end up with the same fate, so my conclusion it's not wise to spend money on free to play games, you're better off buying a gift for your mother ( it's mothers day next week )or spend it on a real game. To conclude if you make it this far is why i feel like games are becoming more and more consumables, products of their time, with zero intention of being preserved for the future and to me it feels like nobody gives a fuck about that. Music and movies are preserved fairly well, why not videogames even if they are free to play. Damn kind of went on a rant but feels good to spit it out nonetheless.
    3 points
  15. MetaRace is an exciting decentralized app (dapp) which allows players to breed, train and race mechanical NFT horses in the metaverse. This is a play-to-earn (P2E) game running on the Caduceus blockchain. Not only can you buy and sell NFT horses, but you can also do the same with saddle cloths, jockey silks, bridles and more. You even can stake $Meta tokens if you want to run your own racecourse. Naturally, along with racing your own horses, you can bet on horse races in the metaverse. But what makes MetaRace even cooler is its connection to land-based horse racing. Oliver Cole of Whatcombe Racing is collaborating with MetaRace on this project. As a community, the players of MetaRace are also cooperating to buy a real racehorse that will be running in real-world events. As a member of the community, you can own a percentage stake in the horse as an NFT. Join the MetaRace Discord for updates and send any other thoughts: https://discord.gg/metarace
    2 points
  16. kingpotato

    Last Game Played

    Pokemon Neo Y (rom hack)
    2 points
  17. I don't mind the adds on the board if it helps out but damn this one made me laugh, it's like they are on to me 😅:
    2 points
  18. If I had to pick one then in my case that I go with Final Fantasy 6.. NO idea why. that's my choice. can get Final Fantasy IV for around £5 on CDkeys LOL
    2 points
  19. That seems like an issue you should ask a doctor about. I wouldn't leave it unchecked. Because how do you know it won't happen when you drive?
    2 points
  20. Currently there is a 50% off from the $99 for Call of Duty Vanguard Ultimate Edition on Playstation Store right now. The offer ends on 5/24/2022. If you're interested in the game, you can take the opportunity and get it now. https://store.playstation.com/en-us/product/UP0002-CUSA24041_00-CODVSTANDARD0001
    2 points
  21. Yaramaki

    Road 96

    I'll post an indept review once i get around playing it, it's the next game on my list after i'm done with watch dogs legion well that is if i'm not getting sidetracked, @kingpotato already got me into playing a couple of hours on my gba for the first time in well in a couple of years, so blame it on him if don't get around road 96 anytime soon.
    2 points
  22. I have spoke of this before, but the real problem with delays and games coming out unfinished and buggy is about game companies announcing release dates way too early. This is exactly what happened with Cyberpunk 2077, they announced the release date at E3 while all eyes were on them to start taking in preorders almost a year before said release. We all know what happend next, the game got delayed on less than three occasions for them to feel compelled to release the game full 18 months after that E3 announcement knowing it was still busted. If they had just waited to announce the release date when they knew they would have the game ready, that entire controversy could have been avoided. I fully agree @kingpotato, if a developer/publisher is faced with a choice of releasing a half baked game or delaying, delaying it is the best option every time, but they should some common sense and only announce a release date when they know that can make that date and have the game not nesserily perfect (It's asking a lot to ask them to find every bug in a modern game), but at least complete and fully functional. Do that, and very likely will not have to face that dilemma at all.
    2 points
  23. Until Sony confirms, just assume the game does not exist. Rumours might "keep your hopes high" but if Bloodborne 2 never happens you'll be crushed. You know what, let's play the hypothetical scenario that Bloodborne 2 is on top of From Software's to do list and it has been green light by Sony. Elden Ring (Feb 22) was nearly 5 years in full development and a couple of years before they released the Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (Oct 19) which was in development for around 4 years. So Let call it and say Bloodborne 2's development will be about the same at 4 years. Sticking with that current model that they have enough staff to be working on 2 projects simultaneously. That would mean that absolute best case scenario is that Bloodborne 2 went in to production after Sekiro's release which would put it into a release window of Q4 2023, but even that is optimistic. DON'T LISTEN TO RUMOURS! Whoever told you that Bloodborne 2 was coming this year is either a liar or clearly hasn't thought this through. Until Sony says so Bloodborne 2 is not real.
    2 points
  24. killamch89

    Cooking

    He's a lucky man to have a sister that cooks for him constantly - I always have to prepare my own food. Besides, I can guarantee it's made properly - the last time I went to some chick's house for her to cook for me, she was cleaning the chicken with head and shoulders shampoo XD.
    2 points
  25. Oh, that's Dusk Golem. We knew him from the older forum for Biohaze. He popped in from time to time with rumours. Many of them came true as well, while some did not. He then began to lose some credibility. In fact, he leaked RE8 about 4 months before Capcom revealed it at E3, back in 2020. He was accurate about everything he said back then, which is why people treated him as the 'go to' guy for the latest rumblings. And I believe he's the one who also started the Silent Hill hearsay. But that had so far, not amounted to anything. To be honest, I think he's quite reliable otherwise.
    2 points
  26. Yaramaki

    Last Game Played

    Hmm since you use an emulator you should totally check out Ninja five-o , It may be more know now for it's high price tag on the secondary market, but it's one of the best games if not my favourite game on the Gba. Combines all the best elements of ninja gaiden and bionic commando. Well that would be my top pick. Others i would check out in the worst case you don't like it but hey now. Keeping in mind i can't list any real long games. It's been a while since i played any gba games but from memory Astro Boy: Omega Factor -> It's made by treasure so you know it's good, mixture between shoot em up, platformer and beat em up. Gunstar Super Heroes -> another one made by treasure, kind of a sequel to the 16 bit classic on the genesis/megadrive. Yggdra Union -> This mixes strategy rpg gameplay with card battles and it does it quite well from what i remember. Kuru Kuru Kururin -> Hands down the best puzzle game on the system, you've not played anything like this i can tell you that. Lady Sia -> a fellow collector recommended me this a long time saying it was one of the most underrated and best platformers on the gba (it was also quite cheap at the time) and you know he was right. Can't remember too much about it since it's been years that i played it. If you wanna get real funky and try out a long game when you are done with these you should also give Tactics Ogre: The Knight of Lodis, imo this one of the best strategy rpg's ever made. Multiple endings which was fresh for the time. There are also a ton of disney games on the gba especially the mickey games are quite good platformers and recaptures the magic of the 16 bit ones fairly well. I diden't list any nintendo games since everybody knows about them but if you haven't give Wario land 4 a try when you are at it. Normally i would have included both Advance wars games but since they are being remade for the switch it's mostlikely better to wait on that. Man i feel like charging up my gba now and play some games on it myself now.
    2 points
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  28. I don't see this making any difference. EA football or whatever they plan to name the series from now on will be same, toxic pile of slime as least year's game, like it is every year. The only change to expect is to perhaps see another developer/publisher making the official FIFA game in the future, and I wouldn't expect much from that either. If anything FIFA care even less about the quality and ethics of the EA Sports FIFA games than EA did. They were happy for the games to that toxic pile of slime so long as that topic pile of slime make them money. @Withywarlock may have described this a "The End of Era", but to me it sounds more reminiscent of that time somebody in 1918 said "That was the war to end all war.". Just a prologue to more misery and disappointed.
    2 points
  29. The yearly release system doesnt work anymore (it never did), publishers and developers should take a year off and rethink the way the game is presented, they could probably go the same route as PES now E-Football and go for a live service and free to play type of game with cosmetics only microtransactions, at least if somebody wants to play the game they dont have to pay every year for a release of a new game. Or if you just want to play some casual co-op soccer matches you can just buy whatever fifa game version from 2018 and below for less than 5 US dollars, even at my local gamestop they are selling used copies of thhe game for less than a dollar.
    2 points
  30. Cortyie

    Games for two players

    Guys, thanks for all your posts, a lot of games to choose!
    2 points
  31. I find that very hard to believe that a gamer isn't on Discord. Why if may ask? It was one of the first place I started making use of when I started gaming full time. I have already joined the Discord channel.
    2 points
  32. Is gaming the best part of your day? It is for me. It is the time of day that I get all to myself with no distractions or issues, and I finally get to decompress and relax.
    2 points
  33. Some people are addicted to making money right? I'm very sure that you know people have such addiction. What can WHO say on that? Will they label them having money disorder disease?
    2 points
  34. Please cast your vote in the poll above for this month's Member of the Month. The winner will receive 500 VGR Forum Points. Member of the Month is generally awarded to the individual who had the biggest impact on the VGR Forum. This is generally in the form of contributing the most amount of posts in terms of quantity and/or quality, but can extend to referrals/promotion and other efforts to benefit the community. Voting closes May 5 at 10pm EST. You may vote for yourself and you are encouraged to ask your friends to sign-up to VGR and vote for you! PS: I removed some nominations for a variety of reasons and have the consolidated the list of eligible participants in this thread. Thanks.
    2 points
  35. Shagger

    Games for two players

    You managed to list a couple of games I would have suggested already, so I'll have to dig a little deeper. Some of these game I'm about to list are, I admit, a little older, but if you haven't played them they knew to you both. Divinity: Original Sin: A top down RPG with a cooperative play mode. A fairly challenging and lengthy game, but you do have to be into the genre. Child of Light: This is a beautiful game that can be played alone or cooperatively. At any point during the game, a second player can join and take control of Aurora’s companion Igniculus, who is a ball of light later discovered to be an Elemental and is able to fly freely around the screen. Because of that I'll admit it's probably not the most compelling cooperative experience on this list, but it's great game none the less. Cuphead: I'll admit I haven't actually played this one, but main reason I haven't is because I did not want to play it alone. It's a fiercely difficult 2D platformer/sidescroller in the style of a 1930's cartoon. Haven: This is a game I started playing quite recently. It's a game where you play as a couple (can be a straight or same sex couple) exploring a strange planet in escape of you old lives in society. You look for materials and recourses on this mysterious planted in bid to eventually escape and find a new life. The gameplay is basic, but functional and is defiantly geared more towards coop. It's a sweet little game and makes sense to play as a couple. Well, that's what I've got. Hopefully others have more ideas, but I hope that was helpful.
    2 points
  36. kingpotato

    Last Game Played

    Horizon Zero Dawn Here is my lazy attempt at photo mode
    2 points
  37. Noob - Go in gun blazing, get killed. Normie - Go in stealthily to pass to the other room/next level Chad - Go in guns blazing and kill all the enemies without losing much health then pass to the next room or whatever.
    2 points
  38. Heatman

    Video game music covers

    This Rap of Honor Never Fails for Ghost of Tsushima gives me good vibes.
    2 points
  39. I might get a lot of hate for this but I firmly believe all games should have one. Even games like Souls. Especially games like Souls and games with similar difficulty where you have to die again and again countless times to get past a checkpoint. There is no disadvantage to giving games multiple difficulties. If one wants to play it the traditional way then they can go ahead, but if you just want a fairly challenging difficulty which doesn't constantly halt your progress and doesn't feel like groundhog day having to play the same section over and over then there should be an option for that, that way everyone wins.
    2 points
  40. This is the official Member of the Month - April 2022 Nominations Thread. The winner will receive 500 VGR Forum Points which can be used in Bid for Rewards. Member of the Month is generally awarded to the individual who had the biggest impact on the VGR Forum. This is generally in the form of contributing the most amount of posts in terms of quantity and/or quality, but can extend to referrals/promotion and other efforts to benefit the community. You only nominate 1 member and you cannot nominate yourself. @kingpotato won March MOTM and thus is not eligible for this month. Nominations end April 30 at 10pm EST then a new thread will be created for voting. Please keep all thread replies strictly to nominations - no anecdotal discussions/comments.
    2 points
  41. Well, the game is pretty solid apart from that. I'd say the story is also virtually non existant basically an afterthought but it it's marketed as a gameplay focused game. And it delivers on that front, the combat has a badass feeling to it that very few games can replicate you have an extensive movelist of kung fu you can utilize to fight people like you can even pick up baseball bats and smash people up with it. The animations also feel very crunchy like you can feel each blow. Especially the finishers. The repetitivity is really the main problem the game has though if you ask me. It's just that one flaw that drags it down. It's an average game but could have been great if it wasn't based around dying constantly.
    2 points
  42. My nomination is for somebody who I think has criminally overlooked, that being @Yaramaki. Quality, well thought out posts, active and helpful person. His posts are truly worth reading every time.
    2 points
  43. What I need to point out fist of all is that you only including half of @Justin11's post to make it look irrelevant is not fair. By actually looking at the entire post; And I'm looking at both you and @Heatman, I'm not letting you of with this either; I'd say @Justin11 is on topic. I'm not gonna lie, it's not the easiest post to read and he neglected to mention that RDR2 came in 2018, but there is no need "call him out" like this. I at least understood what he meant. Rockstar haven't released anything and since RDR2 apart from "the trilogy" which was a disaster and the fact that Rockstar have only released one new game in the last decade is pertinent to this topic. I don't even know if this omission of RDR2's 2018 replace date is what you two are complaining about, and whether it is or not, you both completely failed to connect that or anything to @Justin11's post. It also doesn't justify this allegation @Heatman made that @Justin11 hasn't played the game. I can love a game without remembering when it came out. So if anyone is guilty of posting something off-topic and irrelevant as well as confusing, it's you two, not @Justin11. Might I suggest first and foremost that you worry about the quality and consistency of your own posts first, and if you feel something needs attention, report it. Especially you @Boblee since you actually double posted your "complaint" of @Justin11, but don't worry, I've already fixed that.
    2 points
  44. kingpotato

    The Elder Scrolls 6

    If you played skyrim long enough dragons become more of a nuisance, so yeah I think removing dragons from the main gameplay is a good idea
    2 points
  45. Voice acting goes hand in hand with the script. Good delivery can't salvage a poor script and vice-versa. But games that have memorable dialogue and strong delivery - I'm thinking Psychonauts here - leave a HUGE lasting impression on me.
    2 points
  46. I like gaming, auto racing, cars, metal, psych rock, blues, country, rap, European architecture and sports.
    2 points
  47. Not only will I state categorically that gaming is not for kids alone, I can even prove it. And that's not me being a 30-somthing grown man trying to justify what some might regard as a juvenile hobby, I promise. This is about the facts Back in th 70's and 80's, gaming very much a kids pastime. Games were only for and marketed to children, whether it be in the booming arcades or on the early home consoles like the Atari 2600, Intellevision, Colecovision, various Pong Consoles and Vectrex consoles. Think and say what you will about the games, there were obviously primitive, but there were kids toys. Even some of the big names in Gaming like Nintendo were toy makers and that was thier pull into the video game's industry. So yes, game were toys. But then in the 90's things started to change. As games became more ambitious and detailed, the line between action and violence started to get blurry. Game like Mortal Combat and Carmageddon cause controversies with thier violence and detailed gore. Parents were angry that toys like this were allowed on the market, because face it they were toys, so to me they actually had a point. Something had to change. Video Games needed regulation. It wasn't long after this that that things like there started to appear on game game boxes. The moment this started to happen, video games were not toys anymore. The are rated with the same scrutiny as movies and TV broadcasts, making them an entertainment medium. Like any entertainment medium, any work that within it is made for a target audience. They can be made for very young children, but they can also be made only for adults and everything in between. So for me, it's not even open to debate. Video games are not kid's toys. If they were, there would any of these ratings and warning labels. Organizations like the ESRB and PEGI wouldn't even exist. The fact that they exist and enforce these rating systems is actually what has allowed video games to evolve in the entertainment medium that are that can does cater to adults as much as anyone else. Yes, organizations like the ESRB and PEGI aren't prefect, but we should all be grateful that they exist. Without them and the systems they enforce, video games probably still would be toys and games like The Last of Us, Metal Gear Solid, Grand Theft Auto, Assassin's Creed, The Witcher, The Elder Scrolls just to name few would not have been allowed to exist.
    2 points
  48. Celebs should stay away from videogames, we don't need them, their presence in my opinion is detrimental to games. For example Cyberpunk 2077 was extensively re-written to give an earlier entrance and more significant role to Keanu Reeves. Which I think has made the game much worse than it could've been had they stuck to the original pacing of the story. Celebs are bad for gaming because: They take a huge paycheck that could be better utilized to make the actual game better. They stifle artistic freedom because artists instead of creating any character they imagine they have to re-create the celebrity's likeness in the game They hinder writing, because characters played by celebrities, get preferential treatment by the writers. They prevent modding, because most celebrities would not allow people to use their likeness in any non pre-approved way. They take jobs from dedicated voice actors who have been in the industry long before gaming become a multi billion dollar industry. While the advantage of having them is singular: Marketing value through name recognition That's it.
    2 points
  49. Did you play The Forsworn Conspiracy quest yet? That convinced me to take their side, which was reinforced when I read The Bear of Markarth (which also shed a lot of light on Ulfric). Plus, there is the fact that the spriggans are hostile to all but them. Seems to me that nature’s vote is cast for them as well. Their permanent aggro thing drives me nuts. I see it as an artifact of the fact that the devs must’ve thought, “Let’s put something other than regular bandits here. We’ll just have angry natives instead!” Total agreement on their fashion sense. I’ve read that technically, it is (or was, in some era) usually accepted military custom that if you wear the uniform of a particular army and act in its name, you are considered a member by foreign powers. So I dress like a Forsworn and do all in their name =D @LadyDay
    2 points
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