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Started by Shunu, December 09, 2009, 09:37:27 PM
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Re: what game are you playing right now
#5161  February 01, 2021, 12:40:07 PM
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It's nice the sequel supposedly has SOMETHING, but it just infuriates me the missed opportunity at something substantial to be had here now.  I WANT to like Overwatch is what gets under my skin.  I just have zero interest in an online-only multiplayer team shooter.  Hell, I might have even been interested if it was like BioShock 2 or something, where each rank unlocks more story cutscenes to your chosen character.  But that doesn't seem to be the case, it's abstract implications of characteristics at best.  Like fighting game characters sans arcade openings and endings.  And Dark Souls this ain't at getting the point across through item descriptions telling a grander story put together.

Except that Overwatch was always marketed as a Multiplayer hero shooter and nothing more. Yes, they've been teasing the Overwatch lore but only through the movies, comics and short novels they've made. The only lore you get in-game is the character pre-match interactions and the Archives event in April(Unless they decide it's on March[it makes sense in context]). Outside of that, all you had was PvP.

The actual story continuing PvE will be on Overwatch 2, which is just Overwatch 1 with a PvE mode.
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#5162  February 01, 2021, 03:51:22 PM
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Marketed as a shooting game?  Certainly, no disagreement there.  Nothing more?  The CGI trailer about murdering the robot Buddha and the ensuing revenge plot line to follow in-game tells me otherwise.

Everything you've said is true.  It's just a disappointment it's not more than that.  I dunno if it's just me being accustomed to Halo for I guess two decades now, but I expect a good story to go along with such an interesting world they put the effort into making.  Imagine if Halo: Combat Evolved launched with its three books and its last minute tied together multiplayer, and that's it?  That's what I'm getting out of Overwatch.  Wanting more from the clearly good ideas they leave at the table.
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#5163  February 01, 2021, 08:32:11 PM
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Overwatch was never intended to be a story-driven game off the rip. The marketing with the trailers is essentially Blizzard leveraging its resources to add flavor/lore to its characters and locales, not to establish any practices in game. You seeing the trailers and wishing for a story isn't a bad thing, and its almost certainly what you will be getting with Overwatch 2 (which is probably going to be a disaster) but there was never any implication of it being anything more than a hero shooter. Lore cinematics is a common convention of shooters with distinct personalities as playable characters
Re: what game are you playing right now
#5164  February 01, 2021, 10:19:08 PM
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I'm not unfamiliar with such trailers, Halo again cornered the market on those.



Neither of these examples particularly exemplify the exact content you're getting in either game, but connect to events surrounding them and the general feel for not just the titles in particular but the franchise as a whole.  The difference is, there still IS a story to be told in relation to them in the games, even if not exactly what the trailer presents.

I wasn't going in to Overwatch expecting a Hitman or Ghost Recon scenario where you're either out to kill the robot Buddha or attempt to organize a defense force to protect him.  But I was expecting that plot point to resonate between the character factions, seeing it was what was advertised to us as a related Big Plot Point and point of contention between dueling stars Tracer and Windowmaker.  But....it's just not a thing.  Hell, you can play with them on the same team like it's nothing.

Anyways, this is just going to go on in circles.  I GET what the game is, and why it finds success in being that.  It's just a disappointment to me personally hoping for something else.  Best to let it go.

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Re: what game are you playing right now
#5165  February 09, 2021, 03:36:02 AM
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Loop Hero Demo (PC)

Idk how such a minimal little rogue-lite can pull you in so much, but the game surely does lol. It's just the demo now, but there's a lot here to mess around with and prep you for the real game. Which comes out next month. I'll probably make a more in depth thread about this with strats and info on it. It's really fun and really addicting, and honestly I'm not even a big fan of the genre! Though this game is something different. It would kinda take me awhile to explain, so, if you're curious I suggest looking it up on YT.

I'm not sure if they will port this to consoles, but it's a very light game. I'm sure anyone could get this to run on their PC. I'm very much looking forward to when the full game releases.
Re: what game are you playing right now
#5166  February 11, 2021, 06:43:28 PM
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To go back, I went and started a new character in Diablo III on Hardcore this time.  Lot easier to run through knowing everything coming to pass, just wanted to try a new class out.

So I found the hidden easter egg to Whimsydale by chance.  It's weird to see such a harsh parody of MLP years after its internet craze phase.  But I guess the game is originally from 2012, so fits the timeframe?  It's just weird to get a throwback to when people were making fun of how cartoony Diablo III looks compared to the first two, so here's a hidden level all about gutting, goring and general bisecting obvious MLP-referencing rainbow colored horses and Care Bares, albeit their old designs.

Never got involved with the show myself, let it be its own weird fandom, but it's still awkward to come across these years divorced from all the hubbub.  Personally, I prefer The Secret Cow Level myself.
Last Edit: February 11, 2021, 07:03:49 PM by Long John Killer
Re: what game are you playing right now
#5167  February 20, 2021, 08:05:38 PM
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call of duty mobile.
quite possibly the best FPS on mobile. no pay to win bullshit at all, you can reach veteran level without paying a penny. while there are some perks and costumes that are locked behind a paywall, those don't give any leveraging advantage for anyone who has them.
im not even a fan of call of duty but the fact that i can open it up for a quick team deathmatch while in the bus or in my break just makes this game truly something special. in PUBG you have to commit atleast 30 minutes to play a game, which is not a bad thing but its not ideal for short stops. 
if you have an iphone or a mid level android phone get this game, its great.
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