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    And people wonder why I still play Factorio, Parkitect, ATS, or RCT. People suck and being able to ignore them is great.

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      I’ve been playing Planet Crafter waaay too much. Check it out if you like Factorio, Satisfactory, etc. It’s fun and super addictive. At least to me.

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          I’ve played DSP, it’s a great game too. I’ll probably jump back to that when I burn out on Planet Crafter. The thing I don’t like about it and Satisfactory is conveyor belt management. The constant battle to rewire the spaghetti.

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            DSP recently got localized small distribution drones, you can convert any storage box into a tiny logistics station now. It’s pretty sweet, really reduces the spaghetti early on in recent playthroughs

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      bruh factorio is literally in active development and has a huge active community, who would even think twice seeing someone playing it.

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      Here I am playing games from the 90s and 00s. Crazy that Quake III and Unreal Tournament are still active.

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        I often use UT, Q3 and CS 1.6 as examples of how long a game can stay active when players are given tools to setup their own servers, as opposed to companies handling multiplayer themselves (and often killing it off in a few years).

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      10 year old games on a 4k OLED with maxed out settings is the best. Especially if it’s a game you can run above 60 fps.

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      100% Online gaming is pretty toxic and I love being able to play at my own pace.

      Only exception to this for me was stardew with my wife.

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        Toxicity is one thing for sure but I don’t like how the commercialization of MP has shaped it.

        Indie games have a very different feel in their online gameplay compared to “commercial” games.

        Even way back, HL1 online and those online experiences felt so different because it was designed to be about the group experience rather than level up and get a skin, buy a weapon, our skill tree is massive. Sure technology was holding it back but I wish I could see what it would’ve been without the massive push for $$$.

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          Oh, yeah. I just ignore that stuff. But it’s really annoying. I can’t even think of the last time I played a game online.

          Oh, I got fallout 76 on sale super cheap and uninstalled it after 20-30 minutes.

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      I only want to play single player games. I’m not a super big gamer, but I just want campaigns. I recently got a PS5 and I’ve been struggling to find newer games that have a great single player campaign. RDR2 is my style, it’s my favorite game. The gameplay itself is a little problematic, but it’s gorgeous and the story just gets me where I live. And that’s what I want.

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    I only play single player games, but couldn’t care less about achievements. It is all about exploration, story, game mechanics and modding for me.

    People treat achievements as if they are a status symbol. I mean sure, if you don’t know what else to do in a game, they can give you some goal, but IMO the game itself should encourage you to reach the goal, not some external badge. The experience doing the task should be the reward in of itself.

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      depends on the game, achievement hunting can be a lot of fun in a game u already love its just more stuff to do and more reasons to play, sure if all the achievements in a game are things like getting all of a collectible or beating certain story missions/quests they are pretty boring but in pdx map simulators for example many of the are interesting run ideas or they indicate where the hand crafted content is at. And despite how much i love the game i dont think i would have played as much of Tyranny as i did if i hadnt decide to get all the achievements.

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      Only silly people flaunt achievements. I use them as a meta-gaming guideline, which in a good game leads to interesting and fun challenges. In an RPG, it’s like a check box for getting every ultimate weapon, fighting every boss, etc.

      Can also give me something to do in a game I’ve played but loved. Retroachevements for instance encouraged me replay SaGa (aka Final Fantasy Legend) with only one character in the team. Wasn’t too hard, but definitely a second playthrough thing.

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        Well, the issue with that is that achievements are global over all playthroughs, so it doesn’t really work as a checklist.

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          True, if and when I ever get around to replaying things that could be a problem (although the industry has seen to remaking everything I cared about, sometimes poorly, but that’s another problem).

          Another shout-out to the nerds running retroachevements though because they thought it that; they have an encore mode that let’s you redo achievements. Although honestly you could just make a second account, that stuff is for emulated content anyway and it’s not like it’s DRMed, haha.

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      There used to be an effort made with how you play a game to get achievements. The Orange box was a great example of this. The ‘Little Rocket Man’ and ‘The One Free bullet’ achievements both made you play the game in a different way. Sadly now it’s mostly just ‘play the game’ ‘collect all the things’.

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      I love any game with a handcrafted map and some exploration. Even Satisfactory, a factory building game, does an excellent job at that. Procedural generation has its uses but lacks soul I guess.

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      Yeah, single player games are nowhere near dead. If they ever did go the way of the dodo, I would probably stop playing altogether, because for the most part I just don’t like multiplayer games.

  • 𝕾𝖕𝖎𝖈𝖞 𝕿𝖚𝖓𝖆@lemmy.world
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    “$3,000 setup to play a game from 2010.”

    I have an RTX 4070 that I’ve been using to play Half Life. I’ve owned my copy for a while, but have never played it.

    Drives my wife crazy lol

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      You can play it at “accurately model the thermal vibration of molecules” framerates.

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          I know that Nvidia released a Portal mod, so the Source Engine is already done. No idea how much effort is needed between games.

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        If he never played the original I think it’s good he starts with it. Black Mess is great, but the original Half Life has a certain historical value (and is still a great game).

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            You are saying the third party remake in another engine from 2020 is the same as the original from 1998?

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                And you’re saying there’s no difference between playing Black Mesa today vs playing Half life today, and therefore he might as well start out with Black Mesa? Or what is the meaning of your reply?

                Hard disagree. Games like Half life have a huge historical value for their impact. Playing the original is worth it. Especially if one takes the medium itself seriously. You wouldn’t say an original movie and a 22 years younger remake are “the same”, right? I think you’re playing dumb with me.

                Love the Wikipedia link btw. I’ve played Black Mesa in its early access phase already and then later on again when they released Xen.

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                  No, I just think you’re kinda dumb now looking for a pedantic fight on Lemmy of all places trying to argue that Half-Life and Black Mesa aren’t the same story and essential game lol.

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    Sometimes I even set the difficulty to Easy to really chill.

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      Wait, you play games to have fun and not as a duty? What about “pride and accomplishment”? ;)

      The moment I embraced easy mode was when Assassin’s Creed Odyssey was like: “Is the gameplay we designed for our single player game too tedious? Then buy some legendary items with IRL money or maybe our XP cheat!”

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        I hate that games started designing around microtransactions. Like who thought “hey let’s take the worst parts of MMOs and put them into single player”. I loved AC origins and was so looking forward to odyssey and then I just bounced off it within a few hours because so much of it just felt like doing chores.

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          Everyone who looked at how much money WoW was pulling in without having to churn out game after game and figured out why

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          Extra bonus: Odyssey was supposed to feature a female lead, rather than the choice, but a misogynistic Ubisoft exec vetoed it, which I can only assume was reason for the absolutely garbage dialog.

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      And replay games I already know by heart. I can start a new game or… play Starfox 64 again. “Do a barrel roll”.

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      Sometimes I’ll get the trainer so I can chill and feel like a badass. I could “Git gud” or better yet ill take infinite ammo and no reload and relaxingly kill everything

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      A lot of times I start out with Normal difficulty, and a game eventually escalates its difficulty past what I am capable of delivering. At which point I find that the only way to change the difficulty is to start over, so I uninstall it.

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      I’m glad I’m not the only one! Though if I play something for a second time I do tend to up the difficulty a bit.

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    Or play factorio… Look at the time, ah it hasn’t changed, then an hour later notices the date incremented. Oh

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    Don’t care about achievements play games till like 70% then drop them. If it stops being fun I’m done, finishing a game is never a requirement don’t have time for that

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      I got to like 98% in RDR2 before I realized the gambling ones were going to be a giant pain in the ass. At that point I was in too deep to give up. I watched all 3 Robocop movies in one sitting and still didn’t complete the last blackjack one. Eventually got it but that was a frustrating experience.

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        The truly infuriating part is there’s likely lots of people out there that got them on the first try or by accident

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          Yea I was like looking for a solution online because I was like “there’s no way you’re just supposed to brute force this” and came across so many people that were like “no there’s no trick but I got in like 30 minutes”

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      Yeah, play the story and sidequests but don’t do any of the collectibles that are often necessary for 100%.

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      Yeah unless the story is good I’m rarely going to stick around for the last bit, which is usually just padding. Actually, good difficulty levels / other accessibility options have been a nice development.

      Lets you turn down the volume on the gameplay so you can finish for the story.

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    I want to play my character, not just play towards whatever the optimal setup is

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    Please recommend me your favourite story games. This is me and I’m in need of a good ‘book.’ :)

    Edit: I’m going to tell you all to play Night in the Woods. Now, it is set in my home region and felt like a game made for me, but I think it has messages anyone could relate to.

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      ‘Outer wilds’ don’t look it up. The most fun is play ing it for the first time. It doesn’t hold your hand though.

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        I’ve read that comment a lot and it makes me feel like there’s something big that I might spoil if I ever Google about it. But like I’m a couple dozen hours in at this point… After how many hours of playtime would you say the “don’t look it up” advice expires?

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        YouTube started recommending Outer Wilds videos, intermixed with my Minecraft: Create mod videos and I was very confused what mod it was

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        Seconding this, and its a great game but only if you do like games where there is a story line, but its up to you to find it.

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      Spiritfarer, To the Moon, Gris (no words in this one but still a good story imo), anything SuperGiant has ever made with my favorite being Transistor.

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      Sea of Stars.

      I’m listening to the soundtrack right now and it’s awesome. The story is decent and the graphics and design are top notch. It was so captivating that I pretty much didn’t play anything else while I was working through the game.

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      I absolutely adored a low budget game called Firewatch. It’s first person and your only contact with another human is through a radio. You’re running away from your life and work for a summer in a fire watch tower in a national park.

      The story is nice and the characters are interesting and flawed and relatable.

      Buy it on sale and have a fun evening or two with it.

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      Bastion will make you feel like you’re reading a book. It’s one of my all-time favorites, by the developers now best known for Hades.

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        “Proper story’s s’posed to start at the beginning…”

        “Kid just rages for awhile.”

        That game is still fantastic.

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      Tales of Vesperia. I like the combat system most, but the story’s pretty good, and there’s a lot of optional content.

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      Mostly in alphabetical order going down my steam list:

      Great stories great games: Tales of Symphonia and Vesperia, The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky trilogy, Metal Gear Solid, 2, and 3, Subnautica, Secret of Mana, Legend of Mana, Chrono Trigger, Hollow Knight, Spec Ops: The Line, A Hat in Time, Hades, Doom, Deus Ex, Eternal Sonata, F.E.A.R., FF6, FF13-2, Nier Replicant & Automata, Sleeping Dogs, Undertale, Valkyria Chronicles (admittedly haven’t beaten it though).

      Mindless fun simple stories: Ys (almost any of them), My Time at Portia or Sandrock, Resident Evil games, Rune Factory 4 and 5, Harvest Moon 64 and Friends of Mineral Town, Stray, Amnesia, Armored Core 6, Have a Nice Death, I am Setsuna, Life is Strange, Neon White, Cyberpunk 2077.

      If you had to twist my arm I’d give you these variations of top recommendations.

      Best typical JRPG: Tales of Symphonia

      Best Metroidvania: Hollow Knight

      Best where choices matter: Undertale

      Best fps: Spec Ops: The Line

      Best comfy story: My Time at Portia

      Best environmental storytelling: Subnautica

      Best simple stories in stories: A Hat in Time

      Best story with a bajillion endings and things to keep playing for: Nier Automata (play Replicant too!)

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      Oh sweet nobody’s mentioned it yet! One of my personal favorite “book-feeling games” is an FPS series.

      Linear, tightly focused, and feels like a novel because it’s based on one:

      Metro: 2033 and Metro: Last Light. (Haven’t played Exodus yet)

      You play a young fella named Artyom. Living in formerly-Russia’s metro tunnels with other survivors after a nuclear apocalypse devastates the surface.

      Your settlement comes under threat from seemingly psychic creatures called “the Dark Ones”, and you’re sent on a quest to go get help.

      Across the way is a bit of a “coming of age” adventure. You run across really interesting and well-acted characters, sneak past hostile factions, contend with scary (and diversely behaviored) mutants, and risk dangerous excursions on the surface. This is a dark world where gasmask filters are precious and bullets are literally currency, but somehow it’s still beautiful and fascinating.

      (That intro guitar melody will stay with me forever.)

      Like any good hero, Artyom finds himself in one bad situation after another, and along the way if you pick up on the hints, may even come to understand the world around him and the role he plays in it.

      There’s a morality system that’s more subtle than “be boyscout or be a villain”, and “ranger difficulty” is an amazing way to play because it makes gunfights feel tense and realistic.

      You can only take a few hits in this mode, but unlike in most games, so can your enemies! It makes things feel much less “bullet spongey.”

      Everyone begged for an “open world” experience and we got Exodus which is supposed to be awesome, but something will always stay close to me about this post apocalypse story that takes you on a focused, well paced, and at times emotional ride to save a transformed world.

      And that’s just the first title mostly.

      You won’t be running between towns for hours or making rubber bands and glue into machineguns. You’ll still feel like you’re surviving, but know exactly where you’re supposed to be going.

      They go for super cheap on GoG and Steam all the time. Well worth the experience. :)

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      Story first games: Tacoma, What Remains of Edith Finch, Life Is Strange, Botany Manor(more puzzle than story), Open Roads, Lake, Deliver Us The Moon, Firewatch, Kona, Day of the Tentacle (The remaster is incredible)

      For more standard shoot or action games with good writing/story I love the remedy games, Alan Wake, Quantum Break, Control.

      I was never a huge fan of Telltale style story games that much, but I really enjoyed the Back to the Future one that came out years back. Not sure if that’s still available anywhere though.

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      Nier automata, nier replicant, Yakuza like a dragon, FF7R, Baldurs Gate 3, Divinity Original Sin 2, Control, star wars fallen order/survivor

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        Seconding the Blackwell series, with a caveat. The earlier games can be a little rough around the edges, resulting in a few Guide Dang It! moments. Walkthroughs are your friends.

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      I recently got “Yakuza Like a Dragon” from my Humble Choice bundle and it’s so good it’s made me want to check the rest of the series.

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        I picked up “Yakuza 0” on sale not too long ago, and I’m enjoying it so much that I picked up the rest of the remastered series while it was on sale. Based on how long I’m spending mucking around in the first one, It may take me the rest of my life to get through them all. I don’t know how “Like a Dragon” compares to the earlier games, but I really enjoy the narrative, combat, sub-stories, and mini-games in “0”.

        As an aside, I really enjoy a well-done pool mini-game. I probably spent more time playing pool in the various space stations in “Rebel Galaxy Outlaw” than doing anything else. Likewise, Kiryu spends a lot of time in the pool hall, as well as hanging around the batting cages, and fine-tuning his pocket racers.

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      Pillars of Eternity. I’ve owned the game for 8 years but finally sat down recently to learn how to play a classic CRPG. I haven’t been this engrossed in a game since Mass Effect 2 or Skyrim.

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      Witcher 3. The story is insanely good, just remember: your decisions matter (but don’t look anything up).

      Some people say it’s hard to get into it and to be fair it is a bit complicated first but you don’t have to use all mechanics, and it’s well worth getting into it.

      It just got an official mod creator (yes, that game from… 2015? (graphics from 2022 since there was a huge graphics update) still got a new update in 2024) and the community still is strong so it’ll get even better over the next years.

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      In Stars and Time is especially appropriate for Pride Month!

      Disco Elysium is phenomenal as well.

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      “To the moon”, it will take you 4h to finish and the story is awesome, it’s worth playing in a single playthrough. I wish I could forget and play it again.

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      Favorite point and click adventure: Sam and Max. They recently remastered the first season. Funny/silly game.

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      Don’t know that they’ll all be ported to PC but the Supermassive standalones (Until Dawn, The Quarry) and Dark Pictures Anthology are great, if you like horror movies. I prefer to watch my wife play them. They’re literally like interactive/choose your own adventure films.

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      Disco Elysium. Its an RPG, but most skills have an application both in the world but also in conversations (of which there are a lot, and very w