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Offline lil chris

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« on: February 21, 2017, 10:31:53 pm »
Anyone on here into video games, I have always played games on the computer but I have recently started to play The Witcher 3 video game. It is a RPG game and I just love it at the moment, I first played it a few years ago so this is my second stint, managed to get to a lofty  level 16 this time.
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Re: Video Games
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2017, 12:51:07 am »
The only computer games I really got into were the Myst series in the nineties. Problem solving stuff rather than shoot ups.
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Re: Video Games
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2017, 02:31:23 am »
In the 80s my (wise) parents ignored my pleas for an Atari, preferring I played outside. Long story short, I've never been a video game person. They are lost on me, and now when I try with my kids I'm too old to do the buttons and get frustrated. They aren't fun.

NOW, that does not mean I didn't enjoy Spy Hunter, Poll Position and a few other arcade games in my youth.
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Re: Video Games
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2017, 07:48:09 pm »
Yep, love RPG, adventure and fantasy type shooters (aliens rather than people) not started witcher 3 as I got stuck on the first boss in Witcher 2  :-[

Diablo 3, kingdoms of Amalur (on 360) are particular favourites. Bioshock, uncharted, infamous, mass effect (still to play 3 and 4 is out next month so better pull me finger out!) I'm a solo player rather than online tho have tried Neverwinter. Also 'cute' games like Ratchet and Clank, mario/Zelda, anything lego and...ahem, skylanders.

Call of duty (after cod2 cos it's ok to shoot nazis  :D ) FIFA , any sport or driving game leave me cold. Never got the hang of Gears of War either.

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Re: Video Games
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2017, 08:11:34 pm »
The only computer games I really got into were the Myst series in the nineties. Problem solving stuff rather than shoot ups.
Love those. Still have a few of them. Hate to admit that I had to read the cheat sheets to get through the games.
My favourite was Riven but the puzzles were sometimes impossible.
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« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2017, 08:19:41 pm »
shoot em ups, gore  and mindless violence  for me,so stuff like gta ,far cry and wolfenstien .Been playing since the days of the zx spectrum,anyone remember that silly security feature "lenslock"?   Currently playing borderlands 2,a  fun game with lots of silly humor.

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« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2017, 08:44:25 pm »
Neverwinter online for me... My eldest daughter and I play on Saturday evenings, well for her it's evening, for me, next morning. She is in Texas, I'm in Scotland. We talk as we play. It's a great point of contact.
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Re: Video Games
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2017, 10:05:50 pm »
The only computer games I really got into were the Myst series in the nineties. Problem solving stuff rather than shoot ups.

If you are ever tempted to try other games I thoroughly recommend Portal.  It's an excellent, non-violent puzzle game which is written with a brilliantly funny script.

I'm not really interested in repetitive games, so I don't really bother with FPSs where you tend to repeat the same actions again and again.  I've also not got the best coordination so I tend not to enjoy games where reaction times are important.  I'm  a big fan of strategy games (recently XCOM2 and Europa Universalis 4) and I also like RPGs with a good story and ethical dilemmas to ponder.

I don't understand when people say that they don't like 'games'.  It's like saying you don't like 'films' or 'books' when there is such a wide range of experiences available that you simply can't treat them all with the same brush.  I suppose those people mean that they haven't liked the games that others (perhaps young family members?) have asked them to play.  Rest assured, there are a huge number of other experiences available these days.

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Re: Video Games
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2017, 10:49:29 pm »
I'm surprised nobody has mentioned train simulators. If you can get into content creation they are almost as satisfying as model railways.

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Re: Video Games
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2017, 08:20:36 am »
I'm surprised nobody has mentioned train simulators. If you can get into content creation they are almost as satisfying as model railways.
Absolutely right - I use Trainsim 2014 and find it great. You need a fair bit of time on your hands as its all real time when you run the trains. Haven't done any content creation - looks more difficult than N gauge layout building.
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Re: Video Games
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2017, 10:06:13 am »
I play Dungeons and Dragon style games. Dungeon Master, Eye of the Beholder, Neverwinter etc. I found gog.com that is a reasonably priced download site for loads of vintage stuff. Playing the Eye of the Beholder series at present, only cost a few bob.
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Re: Video Games
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2017, 11:24:55 am »
Way back at work we all used to play doom during lunch and as we were all software developers we installed a private network so we couldn't be spotted

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Re: Video Games
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2017, 12:02:08 pm »
I'm surprised nobody has mentioned train simulators. If you can get into content creation they are almost as satisfying as model railways.
Absolutely right - I use Trainsim 2014 and find it great. You need a fair bit of time on your hands as its all real time when you run the trains. Haven't done any content creation - looks more difficult than N gauge layout building.
Definite advantage that you don't have to clean the track and service the locos!!!  :)    :beers:

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