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#1 Posted by zegolf (224 posts) -
@HarryR0se said:
" @Tennmuerti:  Fleshed out? you mean just leave them alone? and apparently the game has an ending just like F3 which seems stupid as everyone hated that about F3 and the DLC which will unlock it like broken steel is coming to xbox first *Facepalm* when i played xbox i didn't mind thing being exclusives but now i game on PC it's just irritating why do they have to be so selfish? i also need to find a way to turn the console off as the temptation is to much :D "
I was under the impression that NO DLC was going to "correct" the ending.  I was also under the impression that, except for it being a surprise, most people were upset when they went back and fixed the ending and made it open-ended in FO3.  I, personally, preferred the ending that wasn't open-ended.  I had a save set up specifically to go back and play the game before it ended.
 
And they're not selfish.  They're a business, and in a business, it's all about making money.  Microsoft probably threw them a large check for the exclusive.
#2 Posted by zegolf (224 posts) -

You owe it to yourself to play it.  The more and more I get into the game, the more and more I'm enjoying the hell out of it.

#3 Posted by zegolf (224 posts) -
@Tennmuerti said:
" Usually it reminds me that I have work tomorrow and need to go to sleep, because it's 4 in the morning. "
Also, this.
 
I did that last night.  "Just one more quest" seems to be uttered a lot in my house.  Of course, I'm uttering it to myself, but it still gets uttered.
 
#4 Posted by zegolf (224 posts) -

First, let me start out by saying that I hate the term "retro games."  Actually, I should rephrase that and say that I hate when people generalize the term.  You aren't playing retro games when you go back and play Super Mario Bros 3 on a dusty old NES.  Super Meat Boy is a retro game in that it's a game stylized after a game of the past.  So this post isn't going to be about retro games, it's going to be about old games.
 
Recently, websites like Good Old Games, Impulse Games, Steam, GamersGate and Direct2Drive have helped to start a renaissance, of sorts, for people to discover games of yesteryear.  I, myself, have fallen victim to this a few times, purchasing games simply because it was "too good of a deal to pass up."  Unfortunately, there seems to also be a tax that comes along with these great sales, in that I rarely seem to go back and play most of the games I purchase.  Of the games I've bought in the last year that can be considered "classics," I may have played about 25% of them.
 
So why can't I play them?
 
I guess maybe it's related to the fact that I'm getting older.  I don't have near as much time to play games like I used to and the time that I do have to dedicate to gaming are usually spent playing a myriad of new games.  Maybe that's another reason I have so much trouble going back to these old games.  The market is currently SWAMPED with Triple A titles, Smaller, less intensive games and generally just a ton and ton of games.  And it's not as if there is nothing but crap out on the market.  Some of these games are really good.
 
I find that, if I make an attempt to go back and play some of these games, that I get bored easily with dull stories, or frustrated with control schemes that make no sense.  Gaming has evolved so much in just the short amount of time it's been around and, because of that, the older games seem to have aged really poorly.   Now, don't get me wrong, there are certainly some games that I can always go back to, no matter how long it's been (in fact, I think I've been inspired to make a list) but for the most part, I convince myself that I can play them, and then spend most of the time pondering why I thought that was possible.
 
Has anyone else experienced this?  Am I in the minority?  I'm I just becoming an old man?

#5 Posted by zegolf (224 posts) -

Make sure you're getting enough sleep, staying hydrated and well fed.  I ain't shittin' ya.  I can't count the number of times in college that I was able to use the excuses, "I'm hungry/thirsty/tired" to convince myself that I should go eat/drink/nap.

#6 Posted by zegolf (224 posts) -

Ladies of ill repute and California cornflakes.

#7 Posted by zegolf (224 posts) -
@bhhawks78: One bug that you may or may not want to go near (depending on your ethics) is "That Lucky Old Sun."
 
More information can be found Here as to how it may, or may not, break your game.
#8 Posted by zegolf (224 posts) -
@Dalai said:
" I guess it's safe to say that this quest is a graveyard smash. "
It has certainly caught on in a flash.
#9 Posted by zegolf (224 posts) -

Traded my copy of MW2, not because it was a bad game (I actually enjoyed the hell out of it) but because I got sick of the griefers and cheaters in the MP.  The single player was great while it lasted, and we had a lot of fun in the MP, but I just got tired of people exploiting the game.  I'm thinking about getting Black Ops, but worry that the same thing will happen.

#10 Posted by zegolf (224 posts) -
@HitmanAgent47: imagine you need to be let outside to go to the bathroom because your parents never trained you to use a toilet.   Imagine that, God bless them, your parents were nice enough to put a small door that you could push through to go outside instead of waiting around to have someone leave you outside.  Imagine that the alternative is to fend for yourself in the wild that no longer accepts you because centuries of society have domesticated you so much that you depend on other people to watch after you, feed you, etc.  You'd more than likely just blindly wander in front of an oncoming car because, now, you're blind and incontinence is starting to set in.  With old age, you can no longer hold it as long as you could.  You're more than likely getting so old that osteoporosis, arthritis and various other (more than likely) issues are arising in your body. 
 
You could die a painful death, agonizing far longer than you probably should, causing more pain and suffering to those that care about you, mainly because they have to see you suffer just to stand up, or you could be put down humanely, harmlessly, into something that merely seems as though you're going to sleep. 
 
You tell me which is the better option.  Personally? As a human being, I'd be happy to take the humane, pain-free way that causes people a little bit of grief up front, but in the long run, people realize that it's better for me.  I watched my dog suffer longer than she had to, simply because I was too selfish to make my parents wait for me to get home from school.  This dog has had an amazing life, and is lucky that her owner DOESN'T just take her out back and "send her to the farm" or "accidentally leave the fence gate open." 
 
Have a little heart.   
 
OP - my heart is with you.  I came home and hugged my dog because reading your story really broke my heart.  You're a strong man, and a great father, and your son is a lucky kid.