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    In theory, you could. But in roguelikes ASCII...

    In theory, you could. But in roguelikes ASCII graphics are not just a flaw caused by lack of manpower. It also enables bigger teams to iterate quickly, try features / monsters / items / spells and...
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    Cutscenes, and heavy storyline, contradict...

    Cutscenes, and heavy storyline, contradict roguelike philosophy. Roguelikes aim to be as replayable as possible. They must be, because failure means starting over. Where do cutscenes or story fit...
  3. If you like this game, try Spheres of Chaos. It's...

    If you like this game, try Spheres of Chaos. It's totally chaotic and there are some crazy graphic settings. Extremely psychedelic.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJqjSGv29T4

    The funniest type...
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    Serious question - do you even think it's...

    Serious question - do you even think it's possible for a AAA studio to develop a roguelike game ? What are the odds of that happening ? And I mean a classic roguelike game, with permanent death,...
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    I seem to notice smaller communities are...

    I seem to notice smaller communities are friendlier. Nuclear Throne Greenlight community is very nice and you see praise MUCH more often than insults or snide remarks. This is despite (or because?)...
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    You're talking about the butt-ugly American...

    You're talking about the butt-ugly American badgers. Eurasian badgers (meles meles) are gentle animals https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApHJx2oMWqQ , unless you bite its tail...
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    I admire Squirrel for his badger-like persistence...

    I admire Squirrel for his badger-like persistence in uncovering new conspiracies related to PC gaming.
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    Rune is an old game made in Unreal Engine....

    Rune is an old game made in Unreal Engine.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlW11nMytlc

    It's a really fun game. The beginning is a bit disappointing because you spend too much time underground...
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    I do enjoy FPS diversions and experiments like...

    I do enjoy FPS diversions and experiments like Thief or Portal. I've backed Superhot. I had hopes for Tribes Ascend, but it turned out to be grind. But since DooM II no FPS game really scratched that...
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    If I remember correctly, Squirrel is from China...

    If I remember correctly, Squirrel is from China and I'm not surprised he has a different perspective.

    I think part of the issue is matchmaking, which - in contrast to dedicated servers - tends to...
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    I miss games like DooM II. A game focusing on...

    I miss games like DooM II. A game focusing on shooting, movement, mechanics, where levels are barely realistic because they're meant to be challenges. DooM has more in common with 2D topdown shooters...
  12. I think to model real weapon aiming you have to...

    I think to model real weapon aiming you have to start at lower level.

    Traditional FPS interface is keyboard + mouse for aiming. Mouse cursor is still by default. You don't have to aim a firearm to...
  13. I totally agree. And Nuclear Throne has my...

    I totally agree. And Nuclear Throne has my favorite approach to cutscenes among PC games.

    Do you know why there's so much fuss about stories in games in last decades ? Because the Hollywood-like...
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    American computer games only ever take place in...

    American computer games only ever take place in America... except for WW2 computer games, which take place in Europe but have Allies consisting solely of Americans.
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    So, a MOBA without lanes ?

    So, a MOBA without lanes ?
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    Why do you use a PC for playing games which...

    Why do you use a PC for playing games which target consoles first ?
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    Fixed that for you. Also, why are you even...

    Fixed that for you.
    Also, why are you even surprised that console games come with reduced FOV? Is this the first console port with half-assed graphics settings ? In this case PC is an afterthought.
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    You can have it all and more in Space Phallus ! ...

    You can have it all and more in Space Phallus !

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OS-1G-ZyGMM
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    I haven't played any of these. Let me guess -...

    I haven't played any of these. Let me guess - they have a protagonist that supposedly used to be a bad guy (before the game even started, and he went rogue) ?
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    You never see...
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    Movies are games now ? As for Sarevok, I never...

    Movies are games now ?

    As for Sarevok, I never got an impression he becomes a good guy. Rather, he obeys me because I've shown him who's the boss. I think he leaves your party if your reputation...
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    You NEVER see a bad guy having a change of heart...

    You NEVER see a bad guy having a change of heart and becoming a good guy.
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    Let me try: "People who like big, glossy...

    Let me try:
    "People who like big, glossy productions generally don't enjoy scheming, planning and intrigue."

    To a degree, bombastic visuals even detract from the potential to plan. They're...
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    Darkness you can't see through, or disable in...

    Darkness you can't see through, or disable in Options menu. Especially in a multiplayer game. Darkness raised to the level of game mechanic rather than eyecandy.
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    Humble Store is a mess in other ways, too. I...

    Humble Store is a mess in other ways, too. I bought Nuclear Throne Early Access in Humble Store, to avoid Steam. The version they provide is from June 2014. But the developer releases new builds...
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    Maybe because most PC games CD-Keys are tied to...

    Maybe because most PC games CD-Keys are tied to an account, so there is no resale value ? They can get away with charging anything, because there is no second hand market and no one is going to...
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