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Re: Skyrim like games

Postby Pansy Puff » 05 Aug 2018, 14:17

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.

No Man's Sky.

I've just got the free update so might go back to it but it was clearly a game that would take years to play to a conclusion.
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Re: Skyrim like games

Postby Deebank » 05 Aug 2018, 19:43

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Toby wrote:
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


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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Re: Skyrim like games

Postby PENK » 05 Aug 2018, 21:21

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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Re: Skyrim like 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?


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 Assuming you don't want old outdated stuff here are a few of my favourites on the XBox but other people might like different kinds of game or have played on different consoles (which get a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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Re: Skyrim like games

Postby Pansy Puff » 05 Aug 2018, 21:57

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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?

I thought the same, but it's quite cinematic. I don't mind the back story - like a Nordic myth.

PS. I didn't know I'd like Skyrim until I played it. Thought it was a bit of a shoot em up but with swords. Had never played such an immersive game before.
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Re: Skyrim like games

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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Re: Skyrim like games

Postby The Modernist » 06 Aug 2018, 00:23

PENK wrote:
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.


Brian Lara Cricket 99 I think


:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Skyrim like games

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PENK wrote:
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?.


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Postby CAN » 06 Aug 2018, 08:30

:lol:

Sooo behind the times!

You can get one of these for just a few quid now, G!

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Postby algroth » 06 Aug 2018, 08:37

I would second The Witcher 3 and would also greatly suggest the Pillars of Eternity games which, whilst not open world exactly, are still rather open to exploration and sidequesting and feature a setting that to my mind feels far meatier and more organic than that of the Elder Scrolls games. I have also heard great things about Breath of the Wild as another open-world game with RPG elements, though I haven't played it myself.

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Postby Diamond Dog » 06 Aug 2018, 09:58

Okay - totally different (but kind of related) question :

I like sports sims, particularly american Football and football (and golf actually). But I want to play on my PC - and I'm not into the actual 'dgameplay' much more the management/team building elements? Does that make sense - the strategy as opposed to the gameplay itself.

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Re: Skyrim like games

Postby The Modernist » 06 Aug 2018, 10:29

Super Furry Animals wrote::lol:

Sooo behind the times!

You can get one of these for just a few quid now, G!

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I'll hold off for a few years John and see if they catch on.

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Re: Skyrim like games

Postby driftin » 06 Aug 2018, 15:16

My picks because they're either made by Bethesda, have general dark fantasy, medieval or general period settings, are based around melee and projectile combat, have RPG progression systems, are large open world sandboxes or dynamic and systemic games, or any combination of these.

The rest of The Elder Scrolls series
Fallout series, particularly New Vegas
The Legend of Zelda series, especially Breath of the Wild
The Witcher series, especially Wild Hut
Assassin's Creed series, particularly Black Flag and Origins
Kingdom Come: Deliverance
Dragon's Dogma series
Divinity series
Dark Souls series
Far Cry series
Dragon Age series
Mount and Blade
Final Fantasy series
Middle-Earth series

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Re: Skyrim like games

Postby algroth » 06 Aug 2018, 17:35

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?


Have you tried out Papers, Please, G? In it you play a customs agent in a fictional Soviet country, and the game is essentially played through the everyday routine of checking papers and documents for the people trying to get into the country, and what that eventually leads to. Really good!

The best stuff for me is what you would probably deem "too nerdy" though, but the above should fit the bill at least.

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Re: Skyrim like games

Postby Pansy Puff » 06 Aug 2018, 17:42

I came here to post about a fictitious game called Dandy Fop that I was going to suggest for G when I saw algroth had beaten me to it with his hilarious Papers, please.

Imagine my surprise to discover it's a real game!!
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Re: Skyrim like games

Postby algroth » 06 Aug 2018, 18:00

:lol:

The idea may seem like a joke but the game is genuinely quite fun and interesting. Don't sneer at it till you play it! :)

Going back to other "Skyrim-like games", the big daddy of RPGs of course is the much older Baldur's Gate II, and it alongside the rest of the Infinity Engine games like Planescape: Torment and Icewind Dale (though I would say the latter example is much more linear as an experience, yet still very enjoyable) are absolute musts. More recently both Tides of Numenera and Tyranny have also been very interesting and enjoyable in this sense though also generally shorter and more contained games. Still some great work on choice and consequence on both. All of these examples are worth checking out really, if just for their sheer world-building, immersive value and narrative prowess.

Also amidst upcoming games Pathfinder: Kingmaker seems to be shaping up to be a cool traditional fantasy RPG, and more interesting is Disco Elysium, formerly known as No Truce with the Furies, which is something of an open-world isometric RPG with a low fantasy noir setting.

Also should mention the Knights of the Old Republic games as they are arguably some of the best works within the entirety of the Star Wars franchise, films included.

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Re: Skyrim like games

Postby Pansy Puff » 06 Aug 2018, 18:09

Since I have hardly any time to play (it took me over a year of Friday nights to complete Arkham Asylum) I don't need a million games so thanks to all I have a plan
1- Finish Skyrim - I have all the DLC so have Dragonborn and loads of other quests open.
2- Retry No Man's Sky - I've recently updated to Next so I'm looking forward to exploring the universe
3- Fallout 4 - Definitely sounds like my kind of thing
4- Fallout 76 - by the time I'm ready for this all the DLC will be cheap or free
5- Elder Scrolls 6- And after all this I'll be in time for the next release.
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Postby the gorton gollum » 06 Aug 2018, 18:38

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Re: Skyrim like games

Postby algroth » 06 Aug 2018, 18:42

Pansy Puff wrote:Since I have hardly any time to play (it took me over a year of Friday nights to complete Arkham Asylum) I don't need a million games so thanks to all I have a plan
1- Finish Skyrim - I have all the DLC so have Dragonborn and loads of other quests open.
2- Retry No Man's Sky - I've recently updated to Next so I'm looking forward to exploring the universe
3- Fallout 4 - Definitely sounds like my kind of thing
4- Fallout 76 - by the time I'm ready for this all the DLC will be cheap or free
5- Elder Scrolls 6- And after all this I'll be in time for the next release.


Fair warning about Fallout 4... Despite it being the latest game in the saga, it is usually seen as the clear worst as well. Fallout 76 is also not yet out and while it does look pretty good, it will be an MMO (massive multiplayer online), and that can usually lead to its whole lot of headaches as well. I would still say that at this point your safest bets are either New Vegas or The Witcher 3 if you want to delve strictly into open-world RPGs, and maybe Red Dead Redemption though to my understanding that's not an RPG as such (haven't played it myself though so I don't rightly know - it is usually perceived as one of the undisputed best games of its console generation though). All the same, hope you enjoy whichever you ultimately go with! :)

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Postby Pansy Puff » 06 Aug 2018, 19:15

algroth wrote:
Pansy Puff wrote:Since I have hardly any time to play (it took me over a year of Friday nights to complete Arkham Asylum) I don't need a million games so thanks to all I have a plan
1- Finish Skyrim - I have all the DLC so have Dragonborn and loads of other quests open.
2- Retry No Man's Sky - I've recently updated to Next so I'm looking forward to exploring the universe
3- Fallout 4 - Definitely sounds like my kind of thing
4- Fallout 76 - by the time I'm ready for this all the DLC will be cheap or free
5- Elder Scrolls 6- And after all this I'll be in time for the next release.


Fair warning about Fallout 4... Despite it being the latest game in the saga, it is usually seen as the clear worst as well. Fallout 76 is also not yet out and while it does look pretty good, it will be an MMO (massive multiplayer online), and that can usually lead to its whole lot of headaches as well. I would still say that at this point your safest bets are either New Vegas or The Witcher 3 if you want to delve strictly into open-world RPGs, and maybe Red Dead Redemption though to my understanding that's not an RPG as such (haven't played it myself though so I don't rightly know - it is usually perceived as one of the undisputed best games of its console generation though). All the same, hope you enjoy whichever you ultimately go with! :)


Ah, brilliant. Thanks for this.
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