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    I was echoing the core critique that our thread...

    I was echoing the core critique that our thread starter has biases that are rooted in early 80s computer games, not necessarily the conclusion. Anyway, I'm happy to rephrase as "to follow", if you...
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    So, to echo somini, you mean "I quit AAA games",...

    So, to echo somini, you mean "I quit AAA games", not "I quit consoles".
    (There are quite a few PC Indie games that made their way to consoles in the other direction, and even some console-only...
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    Huh. I guess I missed the (non-joystick) gam...

    Huh. I guess I missed the (non-joystick) gam controller stuff somehow. I remember reviews of joysticks, but not really anything controllery. (But then, I had Amigas until about 1995, so maybe I...
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    Similarly here (although in my case, it was the...

    Similarly here (although in my case, it was the first mission proper - I can't twitch react to things like that anymore :( )



    I had a slow decline with this, for kinda similar reasons. I liked...
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    Hm. Thinking back, the one flight-sim obsessed...

    Hm. Thinking back, the one flight-sim obsessed guy I knew in the late 90s had a Sidewinder Joystick... but just for the flight sims.

    Clearly the bits of the UK I lived in in the 90s didn't do...
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    ...wait, I don't recall ever having a controller...

    ...wait, I don't recall ever having a controller (beyond a single-stick joystick with two buttons) for a PC in the 90s, and I don't know anyone else (not on the internet) who did either. Maybe this...
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    I think I bounced of SS2 for slightly different...

    I think I bounced of SS2 for slightly different reasons than DE. SS2 and Thief were both games that... I didn't enjoy the emotional experience of playing - they made me feel stressed in a bad way,...
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    Not repeating any of the good selections above,...

    Not repeating any of the good selections above, I'd like to add:

    Any of the game soundtracks by Danny "DannyB" Baranowsky (Super Meat Boy, The Binding of Isaac (but not Rebirth), Crypt of the...
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    Not only was there a tutorial, there were three...

    Not only was there a tutorial, there were three tutorials (as was the tradition around that time) - one on basic movement stuff, one on weapons and shooting, one on stealth. The stealth tutorial was...
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    Sticky: Thanks to Steam Sales, finally playing some Crypt...

    Thanks to Steam Sales, finally playing some Crypt of the Necrodancer (it turns out that it is much harder to press buttons to a rhythm than you'd think from watching people on YouTube) and Starseed...
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    Sticky: In fact, one of the things that DX:IW did a...

    In fact, one of the things that DX:IW did a little better than DX (despite having enough flaws to prevent it being the better game overall) is that IW properly distinguishes between "dead" and...
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    I just bought the things I cared about (the few...

    I just bought the things I cared about (the few CKII expansions I don't have, except for the most recent one, Starseed Pilgrim (which I've not bought several times in earlier sales despite being...
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    Yes. That is indeed what I said (that Robert...

    Yes. That is indeed what I said (that Robert Baratheon was not as smart as Henry, and thus the only bits that Henry gives to Robert are the lusty behaviour and the death/obesity in later life due to...
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    Robert Baratheon wasn't as smart as Henry VIII...

    Robert Baratheon wasn't as smart as Henry VIII apparently was in real life. (Although, clearly his death and later life are both inspired by Henry's injury when boar hunting, and his lusty behaviour...
  15. I think badassdigest is often rather good, and...

    I think badassdigest is often rather good, and certainly sometimes a bit Rock Paper Shotgunish.

    But they're not necessarily "covers most genres".
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    I'm pretty sure that the Persona games have some...

    I'm pretty sure that the Persona games have some plot changes based on how successful you are at increasing your Social Links with the other characters.
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    Sticky: This kind of tonal issue is an increasing problem...

    This kind of tonal issue is an increasing problem for me in games (it started for me with Quake 4, which is very much a "blow things up in the face with rockets" style game, but the way you end up...
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    I dunno, it's equally confusing, if not more so,...

    I dunno, it's equally confusing, if not more so, with Mass Effect 1 (for example) - a highly trained soldier who apparently can barely use any of their abilities when they start out (it's especially...
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    It's certainly confusing. (At least some games...

    It's certainly confusing. (At least some games get around this by having you lose your memories/recover from a coma/otherwise get "reset to zero" at the start... but for the average protagonist, it...
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    Having only just gotten around to completing...

    Having only just gotten around to completing (Firaxis) XCOM, something that puzzles me is how the Ethereal plot is supposed to work. So, they want to create some Awesome beings that surpass them...
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    To be fair, a lot of games which lean on the 4th...

    To be fair, a lot of games which lean on the 4th wall have played with this idea (Super Meat Boy's Hell zone is explicitly filled with the corpses of the hundreds of Meat Boys who died all your...
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    2 might be SUPERHOT (just from the very stark...

    2 might be SUPERHOT (just from the very stark white background and the crystalline appearance of the gibs).
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    The relevant achievement is called "Level 4...

    The relevant achievement is called "Level 4 Revive Materia". You could argue that it's explicitly hinting that it isn't possible by referencing the most famous instance of an unachievable plot fork....
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    (Strictly, it's a major plot point for Hate Plus,...

    (Strictly, it's a major plot point for Hate Plus, the sequel to Analogue, which was originally intended to be an expansion pack until it grew massively.) But, yes, having played Analogue and Hate...
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    The assumption is that the attacker knows your *Steam* login credentials, but not necessarily any of your other credentials.
    Especially if you're a sane human and are using two-factor authentication...
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