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#1 Posted by zegolf (253 posts) -
@EpicSteve said:
" Maybe they could do some weird flashback sequence, like put the tutorial in pre-war soldier training or something. But for a full game? Hell no, the whole point of Fallout is the post-apocalyptic setting. "
Sort of like the did with the Operation: Anchorage DLC?
#2 Posted by zegolf (253 posts) -
@Tennmuerti: Sadly, I feel this way even when I'm not swamped with games.  The old games just don't seem to hold up as well as I thought they would or hoped, I guess.
#3 Posted by zegolf (253 posts) -

Maybe the trick that fixes the end of this quest will work for the regular Nightkin?  Just go some place safe and "Wait" for 24 hours?

#4 Posted by zegolf (253 posts) -
@Venatio: I doubt they're really be able to make a good game about the events leading up to Fallout.  Plus, there was a lot of time that passed between the events of Fallout, and when the war began, so there'd be a ton of disconnect.
I don't know, just seems to me like it would be a generic war shooter at that point.
#5 Posted by zegolf (253 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.
#6 Posted by zegolf (253 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.

#7 Posted by zegolf (253 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.
#8 Posted by zegolf (253 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?

#9 Posted by zegolf (253 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.

#10 Posted by zegolf (253 posts) -

Ladies of ill repute and California cornflakes.