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  • solovsfett
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    Re: Official Video Games Thread VIII: Titans are destined to fall

    https://kotaku.com/the-mafia-series-...ilo-1843439274

    Boom!

    The original Mafia game from 2002 for the pc is my favorite game of all-time (just ahead of the Medal of Honor series and the 2010 reboot).
    Great story, great characters, tons of side missions and a fully usable public transit system.

    The 2nd was meh, different writers and hastily put together, no side missions, trains and busses didn’t work etc.

    Haven’t played 3 yet.

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  • dxmnkd316
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    Re: Official Video Games Thread VIII: Titans are destined to fall

    holy god
    holy god
    holy god

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  • Jimjamesak
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    Originally posted by hockeyplayer1015 View Post
    #THPS is back! Break skateboarding boundaries with the fully-remastered Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 collection. Available September 4, 2020 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Pre-Order Now. https://t.co/RaZQrXSNgP

    13 year old me is SCREAMING.
    Crank it up!

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  • hockeyplayer1015
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    Re: Official Video Games Thread VIII: Titans are destined to fall

    #THPS is back! Break skateboarding boundaries with the fully-remastered Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 collection. Available September 4, 2020 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Pre-Order Now. https://t.co/RaZQrXSNgP

    13 year old me is SCREAMING.

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  • dxmnkd316
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    Re: Official Video Games Thread VIII: Titans are destined to fall

    Someone who just drank a gallon of acid?

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  • JF_Gophers
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    Originally posted by Slap Shot View Post
    Why would anyone watch 10 hours of this s**t and what made it NSFW?
    According to the comments there is a NSFW version elsewhere. Im not sure why anyone would play that for 10 hrs.

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  • Slap Shot
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    Re: Official Video Games Thread VIII: Titans are destined to fall

    Originally posted by Twitch Boy View Post
    Because the Internet hasn't ruined everything yet...here, have **** Pac-Man ghosts. (No **** this is NSFW)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gD8zyOym5oY
    Why would anyone watch 10 hours of this s**t and what made it NSFW?

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  • Twitch Boy
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    Re: Official Video Games Thread VIII: Titans are destined to fall

    Because the Internet hasn't ruined everything yet...here, have **** Pac-Man ghosts. (No **** this is NSFW)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gD8zyOym5oY

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  • JF_Gophers
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    Re: Official Video Games Thread VIII: Titans are destined to fall

    Totally off the radar. But im enjoying "Billion Road" on Switch. Its not for everyone, but i love the details of the board game map.

    Very niche Japanese board game. Now with english translation.
    Last edited by JF_Gophers; 05-01-2020, 11:08 AM.

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  • ScoobyDoo
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    Re: Official Video Games Thread VIII: Titans are destined to fall

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAc2rMlOOYc

    Might have to check this out. Some of my favorite games back in the day.

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  • JF_Gophers
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    Re: Official Video Games Thread VIII: Titans are destined to fall

    Completed FF7 in about 38 hrs at lvl 39. Then started going back to do the things i missed, including maxing out levels (50).

    I'd say i enjoyed 90% of it. Some fights were just dumb or sections had poor controls (hi bikes!).

    I may challenge hard mode. But don't expect I'll beat it.

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  • Jimjamesak
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    Originally posted by JF_Gophers View Post
    Its clear the rest of the FF7 games will go in a different direction from the original. So only this 1st game had to be a combo of the original story and the new direction they want to go.

    I've enjoyed the game, but im not in it for the story. I don't care that it doesn't match 7. Thats for people with many more cares than me to worry about.
    I can understand expanding on a bunch of elements but keeping the overall story the same.

    But changing the fundamental plot and character arc of the main character by keeping Zack alive? WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot is next? Aerith gets kept alive? We already had Barret die and get brought back to life.

    This is like remaking Star Wars and going “you know what? Order 66 never happened. Let’s put a bunch of Jedi in!” Dumb, just dumb.

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  • JF_Gophers
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    Re: Official Video Games Thread VIII: Titans are destined to fall

    Its clear the rest of the FF7 games will go in a different direction from the original. So only this 1st game had to be a combo of the original story and the new direction they want to go.

    I've enjoyed the game, but im not in it for the story. I don't care that it doesn't match 7. Thats for people with many more cares than me to worry about.

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  • Jimjamesak
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    Re: Official Video Games Thread VIII: Titans are destined to fall

    Sometimes there’s a good Reddit post help me sum up my thoughts in way that’s better than what I could do:
    It baffles me how anyone can genuinely like this game. At best, this game is mediocre.

    From a gameplay perspective, it's got an obscene amount of padding. How can you justify an entire chapter (the second to the last, btw) being, "Oh, we're stuck down here because Hojo wants to collect some data."

    How is it possible that in 2020, the justification for doing side quests is, "You're a mercenary. Why don't you do some side quests?" Beyond that, the side quests themselves are uninspired and that's putting it lightly.

    The only merit this game has is that the game play is arguably fun and the character models/environment/set pieces are iconic and beautiful.

    The writing sucks. Here's an example.

    When you're climbing up the tower to stop the plate from collapsing, it doesn't make sense for you to stop and watch a 4 minute cutscene (twice) just so Biggs and Jessie can have their little moment. Not only does it not make sense, it belittles the intelligence of the audience by signaling for them to feel sad. "Look, audience member. See? Biggs and Cloud are having a bro moment right now. This is where you're supposed to feel sympathetic. Oh, look. Now he's dead. This is where you're supposed to feel sad. Okay, go on with the game now."

    In the original, they all just get mowed down like dogs and you don't really even have time to mourn for them. You exchange maybe a line or 2 and you gotta book it to stop that plate from collapsing. The entire scene illustrates how absolutely powerless Avalanche is compared to Shinra and how brutal and ruthless Shinra is. But now Avalanche is actually putting up a decent fight? Like, Jessie blows up a helicopter and stuff? The s- that happens in this remake is so thematically inconsistent.

    Lastly, there's the ending. There are lots of things wrong with the ending. For one, time travel/multiverse shenanigans aside, I don't understand why Cloud and company is so motivated to fight against fate to change what happened in the original continuity because they don't really f-ing know what happens in the original continuity in the first place. They just get random and vague snapshots of stuff that takes place in FF7. Why are they so quick to be like, "Fate's bad. Yeah, f- fate!" Fate just saved Barret's life like 20 minutes ago, you bunch of ingrates. Like, I can understand if time traveler/multiverse hopper Sephiroth is f-ing up the space time continuum for some unnecessarily cryptic reason and Cloud is trying to stop him but... that isn't the case. Cloud's like, "I also wish to screw fate and f- with the space time continuum."

    What this ultimately implies is that the original Final Fantasy 7, everything that happens in it and in all the spin offs, is essentially a giant bad f-ing ending that needs to be retconned, which, in my opinion, is kind of an odd, roundabout way to s- all over the game you're trying to pay homage to by remaking it.

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  • Jimjamesak
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    Finished FF7 Remake.

    Yup, they’ve ruined it. Already pulled multiple characters back from the dead and possibly created an alternate timeline. Nice to see the guy who ruined Kingdom Hearts is now ruining FF7.

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