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Everything posted by staticradio725

  1. For me, there's nothing like getting your hands on a Fat Man (handheld mini nuke launcher) in the Fallout franchise. Just stand on a high ledge, fire a nuke below into all the enemies, bask in the glow of the mushroom cloud, listen to the earth-shattering kaboom, and watch your XP go up by like a hundred points 😄
  2. There's so much lore I don't even know if you're being sarcastic or not omg. This franchise has more backstory than the Bible!
  3. I really couldn't tell you anymore. I was actually into it when the franchise was in its infancy. It's known for the jumpscares, yes, but there's also a lot of complex storytelling going on. Kind of like the Lost craze. You hint at stuff, and then let the fanbase go wild with speculation. Not to mention the creepy atmosphere/style. That haunted carnival look really resonated with people, I guess. And I'm not going to lie, that goddamn purple rabbit scared the crap out of me when the first game came out back in 2014. But these days, I think this franchise is as much of a zombie as its animatronics. This thing should have died years ago, imo. Now it's just overrun with kids who want to seem edgy. A shame, really.
  4. Honestly, I'd be a little disappointed if he did. The guy's like 70-something years old at this point. There's no way his voice is going to sound the same as it did in 1981 when Raiders of the Lost Ark came out.
  5. Am I feeling brave enough to bring up Mass Effect 3 today...? Yes, apparently I am. Three games' worth of choices and decisions and shaping the game world, only to be corralled into one of three color-coded endings that are basically the same except for slightly altered cutscenes. Not that I'm still bitter or anything * cough cough *
  6. Fallout 4 lets you romance as many companions as you want. Granted, the actual content within those romances is basically nonexistent, but still. I remember having this exact same thought when I was trying to romance Iron Bull in Dragon Age: Inquisition. It starts out as just a casual fling, but eventually there comes a point in the story where you are given the option to either A) "upgrade" to a romantic relationship with him, or B) end the relationship. There's literally no option to just stay friends with benefits. And it wasn't even like the character was saying, "Date me or leave," the *game* was forcing the choice upon you. Apparently nobody just has long-term casual hookups in Thedas.
  7. I do keep a journal, but it's definitely not a diary. I'm not writing down the things that happen to me, usually. Most of the time it's not even in complete sentences. It's basically just a series of notes that I keep about various projects I'm working on, interspersed with my thoughts on my progress. I do keep it updated every day, and it's sort of how I keep track of my life, so I would call it a journal in a sense. I have no idea how people keep actual diaries. I barely have time to do things once, much less relive them by taking the time to write them down.
  8. Not going to lie, your comment made me chuckle a little bit. I do think that Sims 4 had its flaws. But I recently found a bootleg copy of the original Sims, and it was the most atrocious piece of trash I've played in so long omg. I mean, I'm sure it was great for its time, but I couldn't last five minutes playing it. Goodbye fond childhood memories! xD
  9. My sister and I have been playing the vanilla version of Sims 4 for way, way more hours than I am willing to admit to. (Except all the mods I installed, of course.) I have some Christmas money burning a hole in my pocket, and I've been considering buying a few of the add-ons or expansion packs or whatever the heck EA is calling them these days. Do you guys have any favorites you'd recommend? Which ones were the best value for the money? Which ones aren't worth it?
  10. Honestly, I don't really feel the need to go back and play old favorites just for the sake of nostalgia. (I totally will if I'm bored and have nothing else to play, though.) A good chunk of my fondness for the games in question tend to be what I'm feeling as I'm playing them for the first time. The first time I finished the Mass Effect trilogy, I remember sitting on the floor in my best friend's dorm room at three o'clock in the morning shoving Doritos into my mouth and sobbing like a baby at having to say goodbye to all my friends. The first time I finished Metal Gear Solid 3, that one thing they make you do in the ending felt like I had literally been punched in the stomach. Replaying those games isn't going to bring back that feeling again, so I don't see a whole lot of point. But maybe that's just me.
  11. I didn't get into video games until I was in college, and what surprised me was how there are different types of gamers for different types of games. The types of people you find playing Magic: The Gathering are not the same types of people you find playing Overwatch are not the same types of people you find playing Animal Crossing. (Speaking generally, of course.) The stereotype, to me in those days, was always male overweight incels living in their mother's basements. You can imagine my surprise when I started playing Bioware games and discovered that half the fanbase was straight women squeeing over Thane Krios' bare chest.
  12. Probably Fallout 4. Fallout New Vegas was actually the better game, but it has an absurdly low level cap. Once I'd hit the level cap halfway through my playthrough with ten sidequests still to do, it kind of took the fun out of playing it. At least Fallout 4 let me level up forever.
  13. Thanks for reminding me that this movie exists. Needless to say, my disappointment is immeasurable and my day is ruined xD
  14. Yeah, and then when you finish killing all the bad guys and try to re-start the conversation, it starts back at the beginning and you have to click your way through all the dialogue you've already heard. Happened to me during Danse's loyalty mission in Fallout 4. That was one long conversation that those raiders interrupted, and it 100% killed the tense atmosphere.
  15. I've never felt the need to play against strangers online. Maybe it's just got a bad reputation, but I have no desire to play against people who aren't good, aren't trying, or just want to troll. If I wanted to get called a noob by a 14-year-old, I'd go to family reunions. Playing with friends is always a good time, especially when you can be in the same room as each other. Some of the best memories I have of stuff that happened with my real-life friends was when we were playing video games on my couch.
  16. I played a lot of Barbie games as a kid that I really liked. I remember one, can't think of the name of it, but it was a mystery game, and the culprit was randomized every time you played it. I can't imagine how that would have worked from a storytelling perspective, but it gave it a decent amount of replay value. I also played an insane amount of Barbie Horseback Riding Club. Just, so much.
  17. I agree. The reason game developers are rushing games and releasing them before they're ready is because people keep buying them. And with everything being released on online platforms now, they can always just fix all the bugs later with a patch once people have had time to play the game and find where the bugs are. Sad, but true. I'll sign anyway, because it can't hurt, but I'd be shocked if it made any difference.
  18. I think I hated most of the factions in Fallout 4 for one reason or another. I kind of wanted a wild card / no faction ending like we had in Fallout New Vegas, because I didn't really want to side with anybody lol. But yeah, the Brotherhood was probably the worst, and consistently so across the franchise. Arthur Maxon can take a flying leap. (Off the flight deck of the Prydwen)
  19. Yes. Even if I've already played the game to completion before, because I have problems. And I'm a numbers girl at heart, and I can't stand to see 59/60 or something in my quest log. Also, I'm poor and can't afford to buy new games a lot of the time, so I have to get as much as I can out of the ones I have.
  20. Preach! I hated her in DAO, but she actually got awesome in time for Inquisition. One my favorite parts in that game was when you ask her to tell you a story (which she did in spades in DAO), and her response is basically, "Go to the library, I'm busy."
  21. The first thing I thought of was all those old Sierra adventure games, but that's kind of an obvious answer, because it's literally impossible to beat any of those without outside help. Sierra was a sadist back then. A more recent example that comes to mind was fighting Bane in Batman: Arkham Asylum. If I remember right, it was the first boss in the game that had a "trick" to it, outside of "hit it until it dies". Even when I saw the YouTube video of the guy beating him, it took me a minute to figure out what he was doing 😛
  22. I never thought it was immersion-breaking. I don't even know where I am half the time, much less where my follower is. I was hundreds of hours into Fallout 4 before I realized that my follower would teleport to my side whenever I entered a new area. Personally, I would be a little annoyed if I had to physically summon them. Keep up or go home!
  23. Hi all, New member here. Most of the people in my life aren't interested in video games (because they're heathens), and I need somewhere to geek out. So here I am. *ta-da *
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