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Postby clive gash » 31 Jul 2018, 12:22

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... a chainmail waistcoat?
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Postby clive gash » 31 Jul 2018, 12:40

... a short, fat, ignorant sidekick that you’ll do anything to impress?
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Postby WG Kaspar » 31 Jul 2018, 14:55

Fallout New Vegas.
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Postby WG Kaspar » 31 Jul 2018, 19:50

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WG Kaspar wrote:Fallout New Vegas.

Cheers. That's the one in a post apocalyptic world, isn't it?

Same company different studio but similar feel. Great script, a bit more meaningful as well.
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Re: Skyrim like games

Postby PENK » 31 Jul 2018, 20:54

There is an online one Elder Scrolls Online, but I found it not much cop. The story is not immersive when there are hundreds of other people running around doing tje same thing, and you spend most of your time grinding through gazillions of blandly respawning enemies in order to work your way through and improve your abilities and gear.

The Witcher 3 is similar to Skyrim but bigger and yet tighter, with stronger emphasis on plot and character and a world that feels more real and alive, though less fantastical. It’s grittier and wittier and you’re really a part of the world and need to consider the consequences of your actions and words a lot more.
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Re: Skyrim like games

Postby Copehead » 02 Aug 2018, 23:05

Pansy Puff wrote:Gamers,

I'm hooked on Skyrim, bloody love it. I don't think I'm anywhere near completing it, but I love the fact that I can turn off the quests anyway and just wander around, maybe chop some wood at a mill instead of setting fire to the undead.
I guess at some point I'll have had enough and I want to know what to move onto next.

The blogosphere suggests Watcher 3, and that's been mentioned on here too. Any other suggestions?

Like I hinted, I like the open world feel, the plethora of quests, but or small, and the ability to turn them off to just explore.

Of course, Elder Scrolls 6 is on its way...


I love Skyrim, I have played it through completely about 5-6 times now as I just enjoy being in that world so much.

Witcher 3 would be an obvious next choice the big difference is it is a linear "story" game not a "sandbox" game where you make your own story.

In Witcher 3 you follow one plot line rather than multiple threads, you are a character that isn't that customizable in look or action, there are loads of side missions to do like Skyrim but the whole feeling is much more about being in a story. That said I have just finished Witcher 3 and it is absolutely great.

The closest in style to Skyrim, unsurprisingly as it is a Bethesda game, is Fallout 4, the setting is entirely different, post nuclear apocalypse Boston, but the feeling of being in a world rather than in a story is the same.

I would definitely try Fallout 4 if was you, I loved it nearly as much as Skyrim.

I see someone has mentioned Fall New Vegas, that is supposed to be excellent but you will be going back a generation in terms of graphics etc as it was an add on to Fallout 3. I never got on with Fallout 3 as I found sandbox games a bit weird then having been used to stuff like Neverwinter Nights.
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Postby Copehead » 04 Aug 2018, 01:52

Two other games that spring to mind are:

Dragon's Dogma - this is an open world game with a single story line, it is pretty flawed but has one redeeming feature; the flaws are that the world is boring, underpopulated with NPCs the story is one dimensional and linear and worst of all the same monsters spawn at the same position every time you kill them so you end up going " Turn left at the Manticore, up the hill past the giant, then right at the griffin. So you have to kill the same monsters every time you walk the same bit of track and this quickly becomes very tedious as the fast travel mechanism is kept deliberately difficult to use to make sure you walk the land.

It also undermines the best bit about the game which is the combat, this is superb and very imaginative, when you become a mage archer you can rain down fire arrows on your foes like calling in air strikes.

The travelling characters are of two types a single NPC who you would be advised to just make a Tank as they will defend you as you do more imaginative things in combat that hitting something with a big hammer; then there are pawns, they are automata characters that you bring down from another realm but which are created by fellow players and so come in an almost endless variety of types. But you don't care about them and swap them out every time you level up so that is pretty unsatisfying.

Played it twice just as it was so unsatisfying the first time I never bothered finishing it because I hadn't developed my character in the best way and couldn't change it now.

Dragon Age Inquisition
I have enjoyed all the Dragon Age stuff and this was the best. The character is quite customizable with a few character types and then higher hybrid characters, so if you have ever wanted to be a Lesbian Battle mage who gets off, in graphic detail, with a fucked up Elf lady, and let's face it who hasn't, this is the game for you.

The world set up is a bit like Witcher with a number of large areas rather than one huge area but that works fine. the story is rich, the boss Dragons are a real challenge, you are encouraged to make decisions which alter how people feel about you.

Draw backs are that the crafting seems like a real faff and difficult to make good weapons and armour so you give up on it, the Thief/ranged attack character type is boring with too much emphasis on traps and not enough on bows if you like playing that sort of character but the world is rich and the NPCs interesting and with lives of their own.

I played it through about 3 times as it was worth it to tease out more from it.

I'd definitely give DA Inquisition a go.
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Re: Skyrim like games

Postby Jimbo » 04 Aug 2018, 15:34

Skyrim sounds like a term for miming the licking of an asshole.
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Postby clive gash » 04 Aug 2018, 16:12

Kal’s an expert at that :lol:
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Postby The Modernist » 04 Aug 2018, 17:45

I wouldn't mind getting into gaming, but I don't like all this dragon stuff.. it's too nerdy. What's the best games?

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The Modernist wrote:I wouldn't mind getting into gaming, but I don't like all this dragon stuff.. it's too nerdy. What's the best games?


Fallout 4 then set is a post nuclear war Boston where various factions are fighting for control of the emerging society.

Of course we are talking about RPGs - role playing games - there are loads of other sorts of games there is a thread about it somewhere
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Postby Toby » 05 Aug 2018, 13:01

The Modernist wrote:I wouldn't mind getting into gaming, but I don't like all this dragon stuff.. it's too nerdy. What's the best games?


Football Manager. But prepare to say goodbye to your life if you do

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The Modernist wrote:I wouldn't mind getting into gaming, but I don't like all this dragon stuff.. it's too nerdy. What's the best games?


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Ha Ha - I've purposefully avoided it for that very reason.

The last game I played was about 3 years ago and it was the revamped Tomb Raider. It's the only one I've ever finished, really excellent and no dragons!

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Postby The Modernist » 05 Aug 2018, 14:00

Someone mentioned one to me where you fly to all these different planets and explore different universes, but I can't remember now what it was called.

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Re: Skyrim like games

Postby Deebank » 05 Aug 2018, 19:43

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The Modernist wrote:I wouldn't mind getting into gaming, but I don't like all this dragon stuff.. it's too nerdy. What's the best games?


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Ha Ha - I've purposefully avoided it for that very reason.

The last game I played was about 3 years ago and it was the revamped Tomb Raider. It's the only one I've ever finished, really excellent and no dragons!


I’d suggest Borderlands 2. If all these dragons and goblins are the prog of gaming them Borderlands is the punk.

Plus it’s quite old and cheap and funny and good.
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The Modernist wrote:Someone mentioned one to me where you fly to all these different planets and explore different universes, but I can't remember now what it was called.


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The Modernist wrote:I wouldn't mind getting into gaming, but I don't like all this dragon stuff.. it's too nerdy. What's the best games?


Depends what you're after G. What do you want to do? Shoot things? Explore? Build things? Sports? Cop off with sexy woman elves?

It also depends what you're playing on - PC or do you have a console? Assuming you don't want old outdated stuff here are a few of my favourites on the XBox but other people might like different kinds of game or have played on different consoles (which get a different range of game) and offer you different suggestions. All the ones below are critically acclaimed though so it's not just my recommendation you're going on:

Mass Effect 2 and 3 - sci-fi adventure where you lead a spaceship crew saving the galaxy, very plot- and character-based, with a mixture of shooting action, exploration and dialogue interaction. The first game in the series is a bit old and awkward and the newer sequel Andromeda was a misfire but these two are generally ranked among the best games ever.
Dishonored - this one is a kind of stealth/action game with a Dickensian steampunk aesthetic. You’re on a revenge/rescue mission and have a lot of choices how to do it: sneak past everyone on rooftops or through sewers, or just rush through taking out everyone you see - but the game reacts and the more bodies and evidence you leave behind, the more guards and enemies you'll have to face later.
GTA/Red Dead Redemption - you may have played GTA back in the day but the newer ones have much more scope and a lot more to do and see. There's a Western series made by the same people called Red Dead Redemption; I haven't played it but it's also supposed to be great, and the sequel is out soon.
Fallout series - Copehead mentioned these, they are adventure/exploration/action games set in an alternative future nuclear wasteland (the idea being that they dropped the bomb in the '50s or '60s) with a good dystopian Cold War aesthetic going on. Each one in the series is set in a different part of post-apocalypse America, the most recent Fallout 4 being in Boston.

So as you see I like adventure/action things with stories but if you want to build your own city or drive a fast car someone might offer you some better pointers. And I know there are some very highly acclaimed adventure/story games on other consoles that I haven't played - the Playstation probably has the best range.
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Postby Copehead » 05 Aug 2018, 22:11

The Modernist wrote:Someone mentioned one to me where you fly to all these different planets and explore different universes, but I can't remember now what it was called.


Sounds like No Man's Sky iirc

You could also try civilization if you want to lose a few months to the ether

And another vote for GTA V, which is an hilarious, violent guilty pleasure; and Red Dead Redemption which is Cowboys
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