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    Now I want a noir-city builder. Also, why does...

    Now I want a noir-city builder.

    Also, why does every city builder seem to hate public transit? This turned me off of the Sim City games back in the day, but I had assumed they would have had this...
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    What about Darko Suvin's idea of the 'novum'? You...

    What about Darko Suvin's idea of the 'novum'? You could say that Star Trek is SF because it introduces science-fictiony devices for the purpose of asking questions about the present, while Star Wars...
  3. Thread: Class Struggles

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    I absolutely adored Zero's action skill, but I...

    I absolutely adored Zero's action skill, but I think it relies heavily on synergies with his other skills. Mind you, I played him like I played Lilith in the first game: get in there, do some damage,...
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    Sticky: Agree with everything about DaS. Also: Lordran is...

    Agree with everything about DaS. Also: Lordran is dreamspace. Few games really attempt that.



    Interesting. Are there many, for want of a better term, bureaucratic dramas? I know GITS:SAC and...
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    Sticky: I always took DaS to be about hubris,...

    I always took DaS to be about hubris, degeneration and insanity. It might be wistful and beautiful, but I don't think it's nostalgic, exactly. Think about Anor Londo, for example, and the whole...
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    I can't speak for gwath, but my impression of a...

    I can't speak for gwath, but my impression of a lot of hard sf is that it is just mushy peas with a macho warfarce painted on with tomato sauce. I liked KSR's Mars books, though, even if the sexy...
  7. Thread: Class Struggles

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    Nah, all power to the guilds.

    Nah, all power to the guilds.
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    What are your thoughts about No Man's Sky? ...

    What are your thoughts about No Man's Sky?



    So true. I say this as someone who likes both SF and slavish recreations/machine porn. Which sounds unpleasant. I grew up on the New Wave, cyberpunk...
  9. Thread: Class Struggles

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    sneaky sneaky sneaky sneaky STABSTABSTABSTAB...

    sneaky sneaky sneaky sneaky STABSTABSTABSTAB
    with utility magic, if possible, because I may live in the gutters and stab people in the back but I'm really just a romantic intellectual type. Byron in...
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    I just realised something yesterday, while...

    I just realised something yesterday, while watching a Star Citizen video on youtube: I love proper ww2 dogfighting sims, but I hate the dogfighting in space games. It's always just one big furball...
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    I've been following ED with interest but I...

    I've been following ED with interest but I haven't played it yet, and this kind of thing really puts me off. Gwathdring and aldo are absolutely correct. Here's a better example than Doom: in Halo,...
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    Speaking of depth, I really just want to play...

    Speaking of depth, I really just want to play Silent Hunter in space. Also, The Mandate, which I backed. The thought of setting up a duty roster and deciding which of my crewpersons to promote, and...
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    Bleh. This is what happens when you read while...

    Bleh. This is what happens when you read while insufficiently caffeinated.
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    This post deserves longer and more thoughtful...

    This post deserves longer and more thoughtful response than I can give right now, ideally from someone who isn't as milky white as I am. That said:

    -Cultural identity is very different when it's...
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    My giddy aunt. I'm more sympathetic to...

    My giddy aunt.



    I'm more sympathetic to this than OscarFate, if only because I've been exposed to so much writing (especially feminist stuff) about the possibility of... For want of a better...
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    Sticky: I swear my little floaty tank thing once missed a...

    I swear my little floaty tank thing once missed a shot with a '100%' chance to hit in the Firaxis XCOM, but nobody believes me.

    Last night, I booted up Emperor of the Fading Suns. It's just as...
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    Why is it worthless? Obvious, maybe. What am I...

    Why is it worthless? Obvious, maybe. What am I missing?
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    I missed that part! I was thinking about the next...

    I missed that part! I was thinking about the next two. Mind you, I think I still have half a mission to go before I finish Dishonoured, so perhaps he'll turn up.
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    My reading was that games themselves are...

    My reading was that games themselves are products, but also 'machines' (factories) that generate (scripted) meaning. Granted, the metaphor was a little odd. I too would have shifted the factory...
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    Sticky: See, games have taught you a useful skill. We...

    See, games have taught you a useful skill.

    We should send Sonson to the museums of the world so s/he can dump on gaming exhibits everywhere.
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    I aim to please. The Matrix is kind of...

    I aim to please.

    The Matrix is kind of backwards, though, right? The Real is this horrifying, undifferentiated mass of reality without thought, and we use cookie cutters to cut it into nice little...
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    I'd not encountered the term 'unbearable' before,...

    I'd not encountered the term 'unbearable' before, but it reminds me of the Lacanian Real. Also, Nietzsche's The Birth of Tragedy, where he (IIRC) says something about the unbearableness of naturalism...
  23. Thread: Sunless Sea

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    Re: permadeath, I think it's a good thing here....

    Re: permadeath, I think it's a good thing here. The game is about *terror*, and the feeling that even a routine cargo run could mean game over adds a lot to the atmosphere.

    Also, as others have...
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    Sticky: I had the same reaction, but it gets better. I'd...

    I had the same reaction, but it gets better. I'd say you should stick with them.
  25. Thread: What Is Smite?

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    FWIW, the community is less hostile than in DOTA...

    FWIW, the community is less hostile than in DOTA or LOL, which made it a lot more fun to play. Because it has more skillshots and a more limited perspective (i.e. it's harder), it's actually a...
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