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    StaceyPowers reacted to The Blackangel in What games have been on your to-play list for the longest but you still haven’t played?   
    Assassins Creed 1,2,
    Bound By Flame
    Castlevania Lords Of Shadows 1,2
    Dark Kingdom
    Darksiders 1,2
    Dark Souls 1,2
    Demons Souls
    Devil May Cry 1,2,3,
    Dishonored
    Dragon Age II
    Dragon Age Inquisition Deluxe Edition
    Dragon Age Origins Ultimate Edition (DA Origins, DA Origins Awakening)
    Dragons Dogma
    Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion
    Fallen Angel Sacred II
    Family Guy Back To The Multiverse
    Final Fantasy X, X2
    God Of War Ghost Of Sparta, Ascension
    Heavenly Sword
    Hunted: The Demons Forge
    Infamous Collection (Infamous, Infamous2, Infamous: Festival Of Blood)
    Lair
    Last Of Us, The
    Ninja Gaiden 3 Razors Edge
    Reckoning Kingdom Of Amalur
    Remember Me
    Rise Of The Argonauts
    Risen 2 Dark Waters
    Risen 3 Titan Lords
    Thief
    Two Worlds
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    PS4 - - -
    Dragon Age Inquisition
    Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age
    For Honor Gold Edition
    Kingdom Come Deliverance
    Lords Of The Fallen
    Pillars Of Eternity Complete Edition
    Shovel Knight
    Styx: Shards Of Darkness
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    XBOX ONE - - -
    Lichdom Battlemage
    Ryse Son Of Rome (Legendary Edition)
     
    As for why I haven't played them, I honestly don't know. I just never got around to trying them out. I had every intention when I bought them, but for some reason I've never tried them. I think it's because, for the most part, I'm just trying to eat up time with something I'm familiar with, and never got off my ass to try something new. Chock that up to laziness I guess. There's a couple that I've played once or twice, so I didn't put them on the list.
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    StaceyPowers reacted to The Blackangel in Why are gamers so interested in review scores?   
    The only way to know if a game is worth it is to play it. The world may hate it, but that should have no affect on whether you give it a shot or not.
    Like I said, I have (and love) several LJN games.
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    StaceyPowers reacted to Shagger in Compatibility   
    Have you tried an emulator? DosBox is a good DOS emulator that even GOG.com use to run DOS games they sell on their store, maybe you could give that a try?
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    StaceyPowers reacted to The Blackangel in Has anyone won a game of poker in RDR without cheating?   
    The game I'm referring to is the one at the station that the reverend got wasted at. I sat down there and let them drink all they wanted. After they were "titty much protally fitshaced", I beat them in every hand.
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    StaceyPowers reacted to The Blackangel in You must reincarnate as a character in any game you have played. Whose life will you choose and why?   
    Meyna is the mother in Legacy Of The Wizard on NES. She has the ability to use any magical item to aid her on her part of the quest for the 4 crowns, and also has the ability to fly. She isn't the strongest physically, but she is more or less the smartest.
    Sorry. It never occurred to me to explain who she is.
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    StaceyPowers reacted to The Blackangel in Games you are bad at   
    If you're interested in finding FP games to try, and are into medieval games, you should check out Hexen. It's designed and set up just like Doom, but it's a medieval take on it. I was never the biggest fan of the art style myself, but when I came across Hexen, I loved it.
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    StaceyPowers reacted to The Blackangel in Protagonists you hate   
    The entire crew in Star Fox (SNES). They bitch and moan all the time and offer no help whatsoever. They complain when an enemy is on their ass, yet when I shoot it down they yell back that they didn't need my help. And if I do nothing they bitch that I didn't help them. Also half the time when I shoot something down, one of them claims that it was their ship to shoot down. You can't win with those assholes.
    And don't even get me started on any Zelda game with a fucking owl in it.
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    StaceyPowers reacted to The Blackangel in Does anyone here make mods?   
    If I'm understanding this topic right, I used to make my own items for Diablo, and Diablo 2. I never bought anything after I started doing that. I just scripted them how I wanted them, and kicked ass when I went in.
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    StaceyPowers reacted to The Blackangel in Games you finished fastest   
    I got through Zelda (NES) in about 2 hours, initially. I can probably do it quicker now. I did Zelda 2 (NES) in somewhere between 5-6 hours. I don't remember. It's been a while since I played it. Links Awakening is another that is short as hell, and beatable in about the same amount of time as the first Zelda. That's all I'm going to list for games with a save feature or I would be going all day.
    Restart games (as I call them) would include
    NES---
    Contra
    Kings Knight
    Punch Out
    SNES---
    Earthworm Jim 2
    Legend Of The Mystical Ninja
    Star Fox
    N64---
    Hexen
     
    Also tons on GameBoy. Too many to list. Castlevania SOTN is beatable in just 2-2½ hours if you're not going for fancy items. Obviously if you are, then that adds time to how long it takes you to beat it.
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    StaceyPowers reacted to Shagger in What side do you prefer in the Skyrim Dawnguard DLC?   
    Vampires are sentient and in full control of their impulses in this game as far as I can tell. Because of that, you can't fully blame their actions on instinct or a beastly nature alone, there is a conscience making their act's of violence a choice. The Vigilants of Stendarr and the Dawngaurd, whilst justified in their level of hatred for Vampires, I don't think are justified in their reasons why. Yes, Vampires murder, but it seems the Vigilants reasons are more religious than moral and that makes me think that's what's really getting in the way and forcing vampires to live as hunters and vagrants.
    No, a Vampires actions in this game cannot be justified, but can they be explained by the fact that this society has left them with no choice? There're humans in the game just as, if not more brutal, merciless and senseless in their violent actions. The Dawnguard are doing the right thing by trying to eradicate the threat, but I can't help but feel there's an even better option that neither side would be willing to accept
    For the game, I feel the path in support of the Vampire is more interesting, but that's just me.
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    StaceyPowers got a reaction from Shagger in What game had you excited and went beyond your expectations?   
    I have been curious about this game since reading a bit about it a few months back, and your review is amazing, detailed, and definitely enough to convince me that this needs to be on my to-play list.
    This post from you absolutely made my week, my month, maybe my year as a member of this community. It is very rare to see this kind of gracious, thoughtful, fair and balanced outlook and interaction from someone in an online forum. You and @The Blackangel are both a big part of what makes this place special.
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    StaceyPowers reacted to Shagger in What game had you excited and went beyond your expectations?   
    I respect you too much to lie to you, so I'll give it to you straight. You're haven't been an easy person to interact with on these forums. It does take a very deliberate amount of patience to do so. However, you are, with all due respect to our other members, the most inspiring and enjoyable person to interact with here. You're unique, amazing and witty beyond compare. You have spoken of your "demons"  before, and it was my previous experience of playing Hellbade that helped teach me to interact with people who face these challenges and regard them with a new level of respect. Still, we all carry a certain amount of ignorance and if that brought me to a point where I said something to hurt you then please accept my apology. Your amazing and wonderful, and don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
     
    I don't feel right knowing you plan to pawn something to buy this game, so please DM me about that and I would be honoured to help. That's not out of sympathy, it's just what feels right for me. Consider it a “Thank You”.
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    StaceyPowers reacted to Alexander. in VGR Member of the Month - May 2020 Nominations   
    I'm going to nominate @TheBlackangel. @TheBlackangel, has not only been adding value to exisiting topics, his posts are of high quality and he's an extremely active member of VGR Forums. Keep up the good work - and good luck win the May Nominations! 
     
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    StaceyPowers reacted to Crazycrab in Archery in Skyrim   
    Go for one of the cheap to mid range ones, Big brands like KontrolFreak charge about £15 which is ridiculous.  The ones in the picture I posted are £4.29 in the UK and that's not bad.
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    StaceyPowers reacted to The Blackangel in What games have aged best and worst?   
    I was thinking of mentioning SMB and Castlevania, but only wanted to pick one franchise for my post. And of the 3, The Legend Of Zelda means the most to me. I think I mentioned before that, if it wasn't for Zelda on NES, I probably wouldn't be a gamer today.
    But either way, SMB is the biggest franchise that I'm aware of, and from it's humble roots to todays market, no game has aged anywhere near as well.
    Castlevania hasn't faded away, and certainly never will. But I honestly think nothing will ever be able to touch SMB. Nintendo really hit it out of the ball park with that one.
    I was never the biggest fan of RE or SH, so I can't comment on them.
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    StaceyPowers reacted to DylanC in What games have aged best and worst?   
    Really interesting topic @StaceyPowers! I find that 2D games like Super Mario, Super Metroid, Castlevania etc. have all aged incredibly well. I think that 2D games of this ilk will likely forever have an audience/appeal. They're just timeless, you know. 
    On the other hand, 3D games from the PS1 era have aged arguably the worst. OG Silent Hill and Resident Evil look and play like relics from on older past (not saying you can't have fun with them - I'm still very fond of those games). They just seem clunkier when looked at through a modern lens. And I guess that's why they may be getting the remake treatments that they're getting, i.e. with Resident Evil with last year's excellent Resident Evil 2 remake and this year's Resident Evil 3 remake. And hopefully a remake of Silent Hill (which is rumoured to be in the works too).
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    StaceyPowers got a reaction from Shagger in Protagonists in games who you hate?   
    Are there any characters in games you suspect you are supposed to like, but you absolutely hate? For me, it is Delphine and Esbern in Skyrim, because they want to kill Paarthurnax.
     
     
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    StaceyPowers reacted to kingpotato in How often do you change your armor/outfits, and why?   
    I do tend to change armors for every quest line in Skyrim, regardless of the stats I try to use the armor that fits more with the story line of the quest. During the College of Winterhold I tried to go full mage but all my stats where close combat related and 0 magic, it was awfull xD Not even playing as a paladin helped. Had to go full tank in order to finish the quest line.
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    StaceyPowers got a reaction from 22_22 in Video games: Escapism, dealing with your problems, or both?   
    In another thread, @22_22 mentioned that while he has learned cool things from video games, he tends to use them as an escapism outlet rather than deliberating trying to learn things.
    This made me curious to what extent most of us here prefer games for escapism vs games to help us confront our RL problems?
    I would say I use games primarily for escapism, a way to try to get out of my own head and stop thinking about my life for a few hours at a time. But I like playing games that give me valuable insights or ideas that I can bring back to RL with me and which somehow improve life outside the game as well.
    Like, video games help me get out of my own head and escape, but when I deal with real life problems, sometimes I find myself asking, “What would Joel do? What would Ellie do? What would Leliana do? What would Booker do?” etc., and it helps.
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    StaceyPowers reacted to 22_22 in Have video games ever helped you understand current events?   
    I wouldn't any game that I've played has taught me anything about current events but it certainly has improved my knowledge in certain areas. For example woodcutting in Runescape taught me about nature and introduced me to different trees, which I continued to research and at the time I was fascinated by how many of them were actually real.

    I think the reason why I have not used games to understand current events is because I prefer to use games as an outlet to escape from the 'real world' and enjoy having fun without necessarily learning anything of value.
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    StaceyPowers reacted to Shagger in I don’t know where to go in Skyrim   
    You can go off on your own right away if you want, or you can follow the guy as far as Riverwood (getting a brief tutorial on The Standing Stones along the way) and meet his family in Riverwood who can give you supplies and direct you toward Whiterun for the next quest on the main story. Which family you meet of course depends on whether you follow Hadvar or Ralof into the keep during the Helgen attack. Each family will talk to you and give you equally interesting, but opposing views on the political situation happing in Skyrim. Ralof and his family support the Stormcloaks, whereas Hadvar and his family support the Empire. This doesn't impact on the rest on the game, It's just an interesting insight into the views of these people with regard to the war.
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    StaceyPowers reacted to Shagger in I don’t know where to go in Skyrim   
    It's fairly easy to find your way around in Skyrim, the map and user interface can tell you where to go. Once you have selected a quest (or quests) from the "Quests" tab in the main menu, such as below;

     
    Markers to indicate where to go appear on the map (here's how it looks with the marked location(s) are in view);

     
    (...and if the marked location(s) are off-screen)

     
    Markers also appear on the horizontal compass at the top of the gameplay screen to show you which direction to go to reach the maker from where your character currently is.

     
    I hope that helps.
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    StaceyPowers reacted to Shagger in Starting Spec-Ops: The Line   
    In terms of combat, there really isn't much to say. It plays like a fairly normal military FPS. The story though... well, let's just say that does NOT play like a normal military FPS.
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    StaceyPowers got a reaction from kingpotato in Where should the next fallout take place   
    @kingpotato @TheSteelyardDweller I like both of your ideas. The sea would provide a very different ambiance than we are used to for the most part (though Point Lookout gave us a preview of what a coastal location is like). 
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    StaceyPowers reacted to The Blackangel in Maneater   
    I find this an interesting coincidence. The newspaper on campus here is called The Maneater.
    That's the second odd thing to happen to me today.
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