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#1 Posted by NightlyOne (318 posts) -

The longest I have ever stayed up is playing EverQuest. I was finally able to grab a particularly popular monster camp to farm a rare item from a rare spawn (yes, one of those scenarios). It was during one of my high school summers, so fortunately I had infinite time to burn. I was determined to not let the camp go, and I ended up clocking in about 36 hours of playtime until I finally got my hands on the rare loot.

Needless to say, my head hit the pillow within a minute of looting that item. I do the occasional 8-10 hour binge but I will (most likely, depending on circumstances) never do another marathon like that again.

#2 Posted by NightlyOne (318 posts) -

I cannot confirm if the rumors are true or false. From what I've gathered from my past research, though, gaming system companies like Sony and Microsoft have a decent-to-strong third-party support because Nintendo has always been very picky about what third-party games they allow onto their systems. Nintendo's emphasis is on making their own "family-friendly" product as well heavily relying on their own franchises (Mario, Zelda, etc.) to stay financially afloat.

I suppose in layman's terms, Microsoft gets more third-party support because they're more willing (and probably more easy) to work with other third-party companies compared to Nintendo. It could be a cultural thing, or it could be Nintendo's set-in-stone business practices, or a combination of both.

#3 Posted by NightlyOne (318 posts) -

I enjoy a lot of different game soundtracks, but just to name a few of my top favorites:

  • Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
  • Demon's/Dark Souls series
  • Deus Ex (original and Human Revolution)
  • EverQuest
  • Heroes of Might & Magic 2
  • Legend of Zelda series (especially OoT/MM)
  • MegaMan (NES, plus X series)
  • Might & Magic 6
  • Nier
  • Silent Hill series
  • Turok (N64) series
  • Xenoblade Chronicles

The piano tracks that played during homebuilding on The Sims 1 also deserve an honorable mention. They're always soothing to listen to.

#4 Edited by NightlyOne (318 posts) -

Maybe the guy played too much Bomberman when he was younger.

#5 Posted by NightlyOne (318 posts) -

@NightlyOne said:

I've seen several mentions of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, and I second / third / nth those nominations. However,don't forget about the classic Deus Ex, especially if you're a fan of governmental conspiracy theories. The events depicted in-game tend to parallel our world as well (shady business practices, government manipulation behind said practices, etc.). If you're ever in the mood to dislike government, give the original Deus Ex a shot.

I have not played the original Deus Ex I heard many great things about it. Wasn't it on the PS2 back in the day been thinking about playing it on PC.

Yes, it was available for the PS2 under the name Deus Ex: The Conspiracy, but I personally don't know how it plays compared to the PC version. Assuming you use Steam, you can find the Deus Ex Game of the Year edition on Steam for a few dollars / quid; it's even cheaper during a big sale.

As a side note, if you get it on PC, there's a good selection of mods to download and play around with once you're done with the base game.

After re-reading the topic, I have to throw another one of my nominations behind Planescape: Torment as well. It's very story-driven, and I've also seen people put off by the sheer amount of dialogue the game contains. But, if you like to read and can successfully immerse yourself into the atmosphere of the game, its story and its many many secrets, it really is a spectacular game.

#6 Posted by NightlyOne (318 posts) -

I've seen several mentions of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, and I second / third / nth those nominations. However,don't forget about the classic Deus Ex, especially if you're a fan of governmental conspiracy theories. The events depicted in-game tend to parallel our world as well (shady business practices, government manipulation behind said practices, etc.). If you're ever in the mood to dislike government, give the original Deus Ex a shot.

#7 Posted by NightlyOne (318 posts) -

I have played hours upon hours of Warframe on PC, and my bottom line - it is absolute garbage.

The only positives I can give this game is its "space ninja" concept and gameplay, and the diversity of Warframes and weapons available (each Warframe suit generally plays differently from each other). It's fun running through the levels doing ninja-flips at high speeds while mowing down enemies, but that loses its luster after the first few missions.

Other cons:

--The game is littered with bugs and connectivity issues (menus locking up, horrendous lag/random disconnects, etc.)

--Walls of grind have successfully managed to camouflage themselves as "progression" in Warframe. Warframe suits and individual weapons level up as experience is gained. If you're not busy grinding levels (ranks, as they're called in-game) on your weapon or Warframe suit, you'll be spending it running missions over and over to collect resources to craft even MORE weapons and suits to level up. You also need resources to craft keys to get to special levels like the Orokin Derelict, and even those levels are delicately-disguised grind walls (exclusive to these special levels are certain resource drops used to craft even MORE weapons, etc.). On top of that, the drop rates are hilariously broken, so you'll probably be stuck on the same mission for a day or three unless you get lucky.

--Very limited inventory slots - Users are only given a handful of weapon slots and 2 Warframe slots for the entirety of the game. The only way to get more slots is through using Platinum (Warframe's "premium" currency) to purchase said slots. This really hampers users' abilities to experiment with the variety of weapons and Warframes available, since without slots, inventory turns into a revolving door of gear with the perpetual need to free up room. In other words, if you have 2 different Warframe suits and want to try a new one, you'll be trading off one familiar suit for another that you might not have any idea about or even like in the long run.

--No real semblance of end-game. Once you hit "max level" (all suits and weapons cap at 30), all that's left to do is run the same missions over and over again. Sure, you could start doing Nightmare missions (assuming you're properly geared out from the eons of grinding you do), but they're hardly worth it outside of a few rewards. As a matter of fact, most mission rewards are lackluster save for a few weapon/mod rewards. The rewards are randomized, however, so it's just another grindwall based on RNG and your luck.

I would not recommend this game to anyone. The base game is just grinding missions for resource drops for weapons and Warframe suits and grinding experience for said weapons and suits - once those are maxed out, toss 'em out and move on to the next set, rinse, repeat. Warframe has literally got more grind than a Korean MMO on a skateboard, and you can get a better endgame-feeling from running Ragefire Chasm on WoW than from this game. There are better, more substantial F2P games out there.

#8 Posted by NightlyOne (318 posts) -

I'd say ~8 hours. That's about how long it took me on my first Normal playthrough.

#9 Posted by NightlyOne (318 posts) -

Judging by the preview, it looks like Ryse is another case of "Good concept - Bad execution". I was immediately hooked by what looked to be a promising Roman legionnaire game, but it's a shame it's nothing more than a sequence button-dialer.

The visuals look tight and gorgeous, however.

#10 Posted by NightlyOne (318 posts) -

I don't ever see this happening, but if it ever does, I hope Canada take the reins. As an American, I love my country but the government is so screwed up. Capitol Hill is nothing but monkey politicians flinging poop at each other while the rest of the country burns.

Please save us, Canada.