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2020 is almost over and I think the only 2020 release I played was the C&C remaster.

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All this talk about Necromunda but nobody brings up that it was made by the studio behind E.Y.E. Divine Cybermancy, a.k.a. the best co-op shlooter of the 2010s.

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Damn, ten years since Garshasp!

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Damn, yeah, the comparison to 60s/70s underground comix is pretty spot on. Definitely some Philippe Caza or Robert Crumb vibes to those designs.

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Seems fine, but definitely looks like an early PS3 era title.

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X-Com fits that Rouge-Like interpretation right? Or at least close enough?

It's very modal (the completely separate base building, geoscape and combat modes), and also isn't focused on a single character, but a team. Then there can be arguments on how it handles randomness, to me the spirit of rogue is in large party the procedurally generated levels, but X-COM doesn't do that, it just randomly picks a selection of pre-made maps. It does meet the turn based, grid based and (with ironmode on) permadeath criteria though.

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Non-modal means there's only one mode the player is ever in.

In a modal game, like Castlevania, Simon can jump and that switches him from a standing mode to an in-air mode. Now Simon can only attack. But in standing mode he can walk, jump, attack, etc.

In a non-modal game like Rogue, you can always do any action at any time, from changing armor to reading a scroll. You're never locked out of any options available to you. (Apparently they ignore stuff like being frozen or confused in the Berlin interpretation)

I think that's making it a bit more specific than they intended, as I've understood it, it's supposed to mean that there are not separate modes/views for say movement, combat (think how classic Final Fantasy games and many other RPGs switches to a battle screen where you have different actions than when you're exploring), shopping or any of that stuff. Whether you're in combat or not, a roguelike always have the same actions available.

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@permanentsigh said:

@fisk0: Didn't happen to me. Using Progressive/HD.

Huh, alright, I was using HTML5/HD. Still happens to me if I jump back before 7:18.

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Sound consistently breaks for me at 7:18? Like, the track is still there, if I skip ahead the sound returns, but it doesn't come back by itself.

Also, breaks again at 14:30. HTML5/HD player.

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@cyrribrae: me neither watched it like ten times, no clue why they’re laughing :((

Ben accidentally created a way too big emote image for chat, they're supposed to be 64x64 pixels but he uploaded something that was probably closer to 640x640 or something, covered the entire chat tab every time it was posted. Jan pulled the chat window into view for a moment shortly afterwards.

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@sa_drone said:

Welp, now I want a "game of the generation" talk after Jeff mentioned it.

I want it in the format of their worst song of the 80s/90s thing, where you have to put both the worst and best games on the same list, and make decisions on which games just weren't memorable enough either way to make the cut.