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Old 05-10-2019, 02:51 PM
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Odds are low since I've never played a Fallout Game.

Nothing against them, just never played one.
No worries. There's a LOT of games that I don't play.
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Old 05-10-2019, 04:02 PM
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I bought a switch not to long ago and started playing Breath of the Wild. I'm not that impressed, might stop playing it. I generally like the combat, and the shrine puzzles.

But I think I'm starting to hate all these open world games. Why does every game need a big plot of land that I have to climb something to unlock a map and fast travel point? Also weapon's breaking every 5th attack is super annoying.

Got D3 on switch, so I'll probably just start playing that this weekend when the new season starts and see if I come back to this.
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Old 05-14-2019, 02:44 PM
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World of Warcraft Classic release date announced to be August 27, with the open Beta starting tomorrow. I was moderately excited for this when it was announced, and watching people's streams / videos have only gotten me more excited. Wish I could get in the Beta.. but unlikely, since I haven't had an active subscription for the retail game in a while.
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I bought a switch not to long ago and started playing Breath of the Wild. I'm not that impressed, might stop playing it. I generally like the combat, and the shrine puzzles.

But I think I'm starting to hate all these open world games. Why does every game need a big plot of land that I have to climb something to unlock a map and fast travel point? Also weapon's breaking every 5th attack is super annoying.

Got D3 on switch, so I'll probably just start playing that this weekend when the new season starts and see if I come back to this.
Meh. I like big open worlds, as long as the rest of the underlying story and stuff is done well. This morning, I climbed the tallest mountain on Ard Skellige, just to see if I could. There was nothing up there, but it was entertaining.

ETA - it's entertaining in part because Witcher 3 is so packed full of random easter eggs... there's a reasonable likelihood that there could be something fun almost anywhere.
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I bought a switch not to long ago and started playing Breath of the Wild. I'm not that impressed, might stop playing it. I generally like the combat, and the shrine puzzles.

But I think I'm starting to hate all these open world games. Why does every game need a big plot of land that I have to climb something to unlock a map and fast travel point? Also weapon's breaking every 5th attack is super annoying.

Got D3 on switch, so I'll probably just start playing that this weekend when the new season starts and see if I come back to this.
Coming from the dark souls world where your weapon is your baby, at first I found the weapon breaking annoying, eventually I just started hoarding a couple of good weapons that I'd only use on tough enemies and otherwise just use whatever the enemies I was currently fighting would drop. Once you get used to it you can instinctively throw your weapon before it's last hit and get some damage that way.

Honestly, the biggest incentive BOTW had (for me) to explore the whole map was doing the shrines because some of them were really fun. There's also a couple of weird places that you can go into like:

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the maze island part and the island that takes away all your stuff until you manage to leave the island
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But I think I'm starting to hate all these open world games. Why does every game need a big plot of land that I have to climb something to unlock a map and fast travel point?
Horizon Zero Dawn, unlocking the map was a big part of the enjoyment of the game. It could be, for you, the game play reward of the exploration is just not there - which is fine. You don't have to like games that others do.
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Horizon Zero Dawn, unlocking the map was a big part of the enjoyment of the game. It could be, for you, the game play reward of the exploration is just not there - which is fine. You don't have to like games that others do.
Also, it doesn't work well in all games. I'm a big fan of Dragon Age, and I loved Inquisition from a story perspective. But Bioware's shift to open world was mostly just tedious. The exploration felt forced, and a lot of it became really boringly repetitive. I loved the desert at twilight - it was beautiful... but I got really, really tired of jogging across the empty waste with nothing to actually discover except a handful of plants and some critters that attack me for no good reason.

Witcher did it better, and Bethesda does it pretty well with Elder Scrolls and Fallout. Far Cry 5 did it poorly - it was pretty much impossible to just explore, it respawned aggressive baddies way too often to actually appreciate the landscape and find things.

So some open worlds are awesome, some kid of suck. Depends on what you enjoy doing, and how you like to play.

On the other side of the coin, I still enjoy Diablo, which is totally corridored. And I love love love Dishonored - it's semi-open, in a very narrowly confined space... but I still haven't discovered all the pathways available. It's got to be one of the most replayable games I own, there are so many options.
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I'm similar to Fat Ninja in that I initially found the weapon breaking annoying but eventually I considered it a unique feature. It forced me to vary my play style and learn which type of weapon worked best on which enemies. For example:
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The giant cyclops things that are always sleeping when you first find them, you should equip a 2 handed weapon and do the spin attack to start the fight. You'll blender away half of its health before it's even standing.


I'd compare BotW and Skyrim by saying that Skyrim is bigger but BotW is significantly more dense. My favorite part of BotW was finding the Korok seeds, which apparently you're pretty much always standing within range of like 5 of them because there are hundreds of the things.
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Old 05-14-2019, 05:19 PM
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Horizon Zero Dawn, unlocking the map was a big part of the enjoyment of the game. It could be, for you, the game play reward of the exploration is just not there - which is fine. You don't have to like games that others do.
Hot take: Horizon Zero Dawn should've won Game of the Year instead of BOTW (the games were released within a few weeks of each other). Horizon Zero Dawn is the superior game in all ways.

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