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    StaceyPowers reacted to DylanC in Which Skyrim city would you live in IRL?   
    There's something about Whiterun that speaks to me. I kinda already think of it as a home away from home. But, yeah, I'd also choose Solitude as a back up.
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    StaceyPowers reacted to DylanC in Best Dragon Age game?   
    Dragon Age: Origins! I liked the unique stories it offered and the writing was better across the board imho. DA2 felt small in comparison, and I just couldn't get into DA: Inquisition. One day, I will try and get back to Inquisition and give it another shot. 
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    StaceyPowers reacted to Scottypops in Open world games and enemy variety problems   
    This has become an issue since Skyrim I think where the enemies are mostly draugr.

    Why are devs prioritizing big open worlds and filling it with very little enemy variety? I get that it cost money to make new skeletons/assets but so does creating landmass and new areas. I think we're at the point where open worlds are just too big for their own good. There needs to be a balance between exploring areas and then actually being excited about the mystery of what new enemy type awaits you there. 

    This could also apply to loot. Make sure the loot you get is meaningful but that's for another thread. I think by just having a good amount enemy variety, it could potentially spice up a mediocre combat system. *Cough*

    Are devs too focused on making their games bigger for the sake of marketing and losing sight of what makes a game fun?
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    StaceyPowers reacted to Demon_skeith in Hardest game you ever played?   
    Myst, it's a deep brain thinking puzzle solving game, its impossible to beat without having a notebook next to you and using half of it to keep track of stuff.
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    StaceyPowers reacted to DylanC in Explain the appeal of Dark Souls   
    Yeah, Skyrim is a good example. Skyrim is sort of an inversion of Dark Souls in that it’s more of a relaxing power fantasy as opposed to a tough, gruelling experience. Both amazing games, but very different takes/flavours on the fantasy RPG genre.
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    StaceyPowers got a reaction from DylanC in Explain the appeal of Dark Souls   
    I do know what you mean. Perfect example being Skyrim. I love it, but there's never any concern of failure whatsoever (except via glitches).
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    StaceyPowers reacted to DylanC in Explain the appeal of Dark Souls   
    I think it’s a game that makes you work for progress/success again much like the old days. Games just don’t do that so much these days. The risk/reward gameplay loop is intoxicatingly addictive and I love the overall world of Lordran. It’s not for everyone, though.
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    StaceyPowers reacted to DylanC in Favorite Skyrim Quests?   
    A Night To Remember is quite a memorable one. I’ve got a soft spot for that one.
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    StaceyPowers reacted to Alyxx in Best FPS Game Ever Made?   
    Bioshock is alright. It's great in terms of atmosphere and storytelling, I just feel it falls short on the actual shooting part of FPS. It doesn't feel like it does anything radical in terms of actual gameplay. The abilities you get have already been done in games like System Shock and Deus Ex and the shooting is... meh. It never feels particularly satisfying in my opinion. If you ask me it's not up there among the best but it's still a good game.
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    StaceyPowers reacted to Alyxx in Best FPS Game Ever Made?   
    Hmm, for me it's a very strong tie between the original Doom and Quake. Both popularized the genre and it wouldn't be what it is today without those games. Doom was in many ways the true father of the entire genre, and set in stone a lot of the conventions that still apply today. And Quake added mouse look and WASD controls and a true 3D environment. Heck, there are remnants of the original Quake engine in a lot of stuff today even.
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    StaceyPowers reacted to DylanC in Radiant quests in Skyrim and other games   
    It's one of the more interesting new features to the Elder Scrolls series. I liked them, and I agree, as the medium evolves, more complex procedurally generated quests will definitely be used in future RPG titles. I particularly like how they're borderline indistinguishable from other quests (except for looking closely in the menus). They feel organic and not forced which is a great achievement. 
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    StaceyPowers reacted to Joant73 in Radiant quests in Skyrim and other games   
    I don't mind radiant quests, they give people something to do way after everything else is done which I think is better than just running out of missions altogether.  I can see why it bothers completionists though, I also like to keep my mission list as thin as possible so sometimes that aspect is annoying, but it is a minor thing.  I remember the minutemen quests in Fallout 4 being one of the more annoying ones I have seen, but they easy enough to ignore.  If in the future they increase in variability then that would be even better, I have been playing AC Odyssey lately and it actually has some great radiant quests that vary a good bit, delivered both through message boards in towns and just random ppl that pop up on your map occasionally. Also, the Thieves Guild quests do actually have a purpose (somewhat) because if you do enough of them you can trigger an event. 
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    StaceyPowers reacted to Alyxx in Which Is Your Favorite Fallout Game?   
    Fallout 2 is my favourite, mostly due to how dark it is compared to the later games. You can become a porn star, you can **** guys until they explode if your skill is high enough and it just felt like more of a RPG than the later games. But yeah, love all of them really. Had a lot of fun with New Vegas.
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    StaceyPowers reacted to DylanC in Which Is Your Favorite Fallout Game?   
    I’ve played FO 2, FO 3, New Vegas and FO 4. My fave is New Vegas as it has the best/funniest writing and some nice quality of life improvements over 3.
    I love ’em all, though! Really hope NV or 3 gets ported to Switch 🤞🏼
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    StaceyPowers reacted to Aimee Hart in Do you actually read the in-game texts in games?   
    Is it really a game of Skyrim if you're not reading about the Lusty Argonian Maid? But in all seriousness, I find Skyrim's texts super boring at times so I never bother with them. Dragon Age and Mass Effect I do, because I'm more invested in their worlds. Assassins Creed too because I find history, even if its really inaccurate at times, rather interesting.
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    StaceyPowers reacted to DylanC in Least annoying music?   
    Elder Scrolls and Fallout have really cool music that really gets into my head. The former is really soothing and the latter is catchy af. 
    "I don't want to set the world on fiiiirrreee..."
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    StaceyPowers reacted to Alyxx in Least annoying music?   
    Hard to say, since least annoying doesn't necessarily correlate with most memorable, just music that is very inoffensive. I agree that the Elder Scrolls games in general have very good ambient music, same with the Fallout series.
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    StaceyPowers reacted to Joant73 in Best opening to a game?   
    As soon as I saw the topic title last of us popped into mind. Hands down.
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    StaceyPowers reacted to DylanC in Best opening to a game?   
    Your reply made me think of this guy 😆

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    StaceyPowers got a reaction from DylanC in Worst glitches you've experienced in Bethesda Games?   
    Lol. That reminds me of the time a tiny speck appeared in the sky and then crashed to earth as a mammoth, dead on impact.
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    StaceyPowers got a reaction from DylanC in Best opening to a game?   
    You took the words right out of my mouth.
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    StaceyPowers reacted to DylanC in Best opening to a game?   
    Easy one for me, personally: The Last Of Us. I still show non-gamers the opening to that game to show how far our medium has come. Such an emotional opening and I still tear up when I play it.
    How about you? What do you think is the best opening in a video game?
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    StaceyPowers reacted to Joant73 in Worst glitches you've experienced in Bethesda Games?   
    One of the worst I've seen happened to my buddy not me personally.  It was in Skyrim and every time he would fast travel a dragon would spawn, even inside cities where they usually would not appear, which would put NPCs at risk as they would all rush to help fight the dragon, and a few well known NPCs died fighting the dragons which closes their shops forever.  Eventually he just had to stop fast traveling, or he would fast travel outside the city, fight the dragon, then go in. 
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    StaceyPowers reacted to Alyxx in Worst glitches you've experienced in Bethesda Games?   
    I'm just gonna leave this here.

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    StaceyPowers reacted to DylanC in Worst glitches you've experienced in Bethesda Games?   
    Ha, nice question! The most memorable/funny glitch for me was in Skyrim.
    A giant clobbered me and sent me flying up into the air for what seemed like forever.
    Like, I don’t think I ever came down. Just kepy flying. Up and up. 😂
    Suffice to say, I had to re-load my save.
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