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Re: No more good games (depressed)

by jfrost Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:18 pm

Man, I get you. Depression is a disease and you should seek professional help. No need to be depressed, man.
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Re: No more good games (depressed)

by RyaNtheSlayA Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:20 pm

All in all, this useless thread is, another one derailed.

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@o.puaioc

I'd argue, game mechanics have definitely been refined and are objectively better now.

Regardless of taste, if you think there's not something for everybody right now you're a moron that can't look beyond your rosey sunshine nostalgia glasses and pretentious retro-gamer snobbery. There are games that are designed and programmed to look and feel just like games of certain time periods. Lots of them. Hell, retro-styled stuff is one of the most popular indie genres right now.

I'm not really in the mood to discuss this further since it's been done to death on this forum. Nobody's opinion ever changes. So I'd rather just avoid the subject all together frankly.

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Maybe just take a break from gaming then. There are plenty of hobbies besides gaming, and who knows, maybe in a few weeks you'll stumble across a review of a game that tickles your fancy and really gets you into it again.

A lot of times I think people forget that, their taste can change and their interest in something can change. Sometimes it's good to step away from things for a while.
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Re: No more good games (depressed)

by o.pwuaioc Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:25 pm

RyaNtheSlayA wrote:I'm not really in the mood to discuss this further since it's been done to death on this forum. Nobody's opinion ever changes. So I'd rather just avoid the subject all together frankly.

Frankly, if you have to resort to namecalling over people's tastes in games, you probably ought to avoid it. No reason to get that upset, as it doesn't affect anyone anyway.

Funny how so many people get angry when someone says what they like is shit, and yet shrug their shoulders when bank bigwigs threaten to collapse our world economy, when innocent people are dying by impersonal drone attacks, when politicians are ignoring sound economic advice leading to starved economic policies, when radical Islamists burn down libraries with ancient manuscripts and bomb neighbors, when Iran is inching closer to acquiring a nuclear weapon, when China is becoming more imperialistic with regards to Taiwan, Japan, and Vietnam, and when a fellow forum member is about to go off to fight in one of the nastier wars of our time. I just can't get angry about someone not liking recent games.
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Re: No more good games (depressed)

by RyaNtheSlayA Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:26 pm

Implying I'm angry. :lol:

If I came off that way, that certainly wasn't intended. Yeah it's name calling. Not in anger though.

All of those issues you presented are serious, but this isn't the place for them. I certainly don't shrug about them. I have a hard time seeing how bringing that stuff up here is relevant though. Most of those can't be helped by posting on a gaming forum.

Also, not leaving anytime soon. Sorry to disappoint a few of you. :wink:
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Re: No more good games (depressed)

by o.pwuaioc Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:04 am

RyaNtheSlayA wrote:Implying I'm angry. :lol:

If I came off that way, that certainly wasn't intended. Yeah it's name calling. Not in anger though.

you're a moron that can't look beyond your rosey sunshine nostalgia glasses and pretentious retro-gamer snobbery.

Sounds like you're having a gay ol' time to me.

All of those issues you presented are serious, but this isn't the place for them. I certainly don't shrug about them. I have a hard time seeing how bringing that stuff up here is relevant though. Most of those can't be helped by posting on a gaming forum.

Implying that I was implying that you in particular shrugged them off.

Also, not leaving anytime soon. Sorry to disappoint a few of you. :wink:

Implying that I'm disappointed.

Hey, see how annoying that is yet? :roll:
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Re: No more good games (depressed)

by AppleQueso Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:09 am

Oh god one of these threads again?

Frankly, unless your tastes are unreasonably narrow, if you can't find something you enjoy from the current generation you really aren't looking hard enough.

Every generation has its relative strengths and weaknesses anyway. For example, you'd be hard pressed to find new 2D fighters or 2D platformers last generation, but now they're pretty abundant.

Bah, I'm just sick of retro gaming as a hobby being conflated with simply hating everything new.
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Re: No more good games (depressed)

by MoNsTeRzKHAOS Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:16 am

Have you tried The Last Story, Xenoblade Chronicles, or Pandora's Tower? Those are all from this generation and they're amazing games!
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Re: No more good games (depressed)

by AppleQueso Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:18 am

MoNsTeRzKHAOS wrote:Have you tried The Last Story, Xenoblade Chronicles, or Pandora's Tower? Those are all from this generation and they're amazing games!


Unless he just hates JRPGs... he didn't really give any indication of his tastes.
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Re: No more good games (depressed)

by dsheinem Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:31 am

o.pwuaioc wrote: Let's fight over facts, not tastes.


The problem iirc was more often than not someone used their "tastes" for old games as a "fact" that games currently sucked. I recall taking issue more with their argumentation logic than with their specific tastes.

o.pwuaioc wrote: was just remembering you saying that Modern Warfare (Black Ops 2, maybe?) was everything you wanted in a FPS.


I haven't played COD:BO2 and I don't believe that, even in my drunkest post, I'd have ever said that any COD game was "everything I wanted in a FPS" - I'd love to know where you think I suggested this, though.
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Re: No more good games (depressed)

by o.pwuaioc Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:45 am

dsheinem wrote:
o.pwuaioc wrote: Let's fight over facts, not tastes.


The problem iirc was more often than not someone used their "tastes" for old games as a "fact" that games currently sucked. I recall taking issue more with their argumentation logic than with their specific tastes.

I don't quite think that's what happened.

o.pwuaioc wrote:I haven't played COD:BO2 and I don't believe that, even in my drunkest post, I'd have ever said that any COD game was "everything I wanted in a FPS" - I'd love to know where you think I suggested this, though.

It was definitely some big named FPS. There are just way too many of those threads and you've said way too many things in those threads for me to find them atm. Perhaps you were just trolling, too, given that it was someone heavy bashing on them.

I may have been thinking of this:

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dsheinem wrote:
Pulsar_t wrote:
Now only if that COD crap gets the same treatment.


The recent COD games are all pretty solid FPS games in my experience. For what they try to do - provide a modern or historical warfare-based FPS that emphasizes multiplayer yet contains a solid single player mode - they do it really well...
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