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Hey, someone made a multiplayer game based on the Gorn episode of Star Trek!
Guys, this is literally one of my favorite games ever made.
I'm sorry this was such a chore for the crew, but I'm really glad they did this. It's just too bad they didn't find the conspiracy nut security guy on the first floor.
Still haven't touched MGSV.
I spent about a half of a day last week making a character in Fallout IV, getting through the prologue and exploring around the vault are and Concord and so far I've been bored to tears. It's been everything I was worried it would be. I'm going to give it another try soon and try to at least get to Diamond City and see if it picks up but It'll take a lot for this game to win me over at this point.
I'm still kind of excited about Just Cause 3 and glad I played Witcher, but this year has just about killed my interest in ever playing any open-world games ever again. (I will play Cyberpunk no matter what though)
@nodima: My momentum in Witcher 3 took a nosedive juat as I got access to Skellige and none of the quests I did there were very memorable, but I'm glad I made it through that, because I loved the stuff at Kaer Mohren with the other Witchers.-------------------------------
I was thinking about this whole issue with big exploration-heavy games and I think the core of the problem is overexposure. I really loved these kinds of games when they were a rare treat. Playing 4 or 5 of these back to back in the same year is like only reading huge, 1500-page novels or binge-watching entire TV seasons without ever watching anything short & self-contained. It's exhausting.
So in the months since I posted this, I've managed to play ONE open-world game as others start to pile up around me.
I did play the Witcher for a couple of weeks and got up to the part where you're revisiting a bunch of people just before taking on the Isle of Mists quest. I may still try to complete the game, but I'm pretty satisfied with what I played so far and did almost every question mark and board mission in the Novograd area.
I totally skipped Arkham Knight. This sort of bothers me because I really enjoyed the first two games, but I also feel like I've gotten what I wanted out of those.
I bought MGSV and haven't touched it. I am a pretty big Metal Gear fan, so this surprises me, but I still haven't even played a minute of it.
I'm almost 100% sure I don't care about Assassin's Creed anymore, so I'm mostly ignoring Syndicate, but I said the same thing after III and still really liked Black Flag.
On top of all of this, Fallout IV is out next month. Luckily, I'm probably less interested in the ones coming up next year so I should have time for at least Metal Gear and Fallout at some point.
On the other side of things, I plowed through Until Dawn in a single night and really enjoyed playing Grow Home on PS+ and I've played a few strategy games on PC here and there and didn't experience the sense of dread every one of these open-world games have started to inspire.
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