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    Action games you like

    Super original topic inspired from:
    http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2015...s/#more-308921

    I don't care about the top ten games but max payne is in so everything's fine
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    I don't even know anymore. I used to like action games but now I can't even remember if there were any good ones. From the RPS list nothing strikes me as something I want to replay. Ok, maybe Oni but thats because I have "Here, take this hypo!" and "Devil spin kick!" forever burned in my brain. Max Payne... nah. Whatever. There is nothing to remember.
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    Black Flag is a pretty good action adventure thing despite being an Assassin's Creed game. Mostly because it's got a pirate ship in it and that makes everything better. This does come with the caveat that it's only good in the naval bits (which thankfully make up most of the open world), and the storyline is still land-locked and excruciatingly boring, even more so than AC usually is, thanks to the omnipresent escort missions.

    Off-topic aside, what's up with the sudden rush of "Your favourite/top/[insert adjective here] X" threads? It seems everyone's posting them these days. Though in Wenz's defence, at least he acknowledges the unoriginality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EPICTHEFAIL View Post
    the storyline is still land-locked and excruciatingly boring, even more so than AC usually is,
    I'm so glad you said this. I tried to play one of them and after a while I was baffled as to what all the fuss was about.

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    I don't really know what counts. I tend to consider "action game" to mean "anything that isn't essentially turn-based or active-pause-based". I imagine this is much broader than most people would consider.
    Irrelevant on further examination of the rest of the thread.

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    Action is action and platformers, shooters and beu's are its subgenres (I think I'm missing a lot of things such as bullet hells but those are still shooters right? Hack n slash....I don't care).
    "Action" is a word you throw to address different designs and the only word you pick when a game is full of different parts (if it has a bit of platforming , shooting and punching it's action stuff or so I think).

    It's also a word for the press, people doesn't really have to care about it.
    I mean vanquish has a shooter part and a bullet hell part but I don't call it an action game, I call it shooter and don't spend time on genre definitions.

    Quote Originally Posted by EPICTHEFAIL View Post
    Black Flag is a pretty good action adventure thing despite being an Assassin's Creed game. Mostly because it's got a pirate ship in it and that makes everything better. This does come with the caveat that it's only good in the naval bits (which thankfully make up most of the open world), and the storyline is still land-locked and excruciatingly boring, even more so than AC usually is, thanks to the omnipresent escort missions.

    Off-topic aside, what's up with the sudden rush of "Your favourite/top/[insert adjective here] X" threads? It seems everyone's posting them these days. Though in Wenz's defence, at least he acknowledges the unoriginality.
    donno
    Actually I'd like to change to "action games you like" so we have a chat instead of a list
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarfrin View Post
    I'm so glad you said this. I tried to play one of them and after a while I was baffled as to what all the fuss was about.
    Who said we couldn't shit on games in this thread:D

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    Halflife 2. I've yet to come across an action game that does action better. Huge fan of Max Payne 2, as well. Those are my classics, but also my unashamed favourites.
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    I would like hl2 much much more without the gravity gun 'cause it ends to be a multitool when it comes to shooting. And the last part is full of the same combine dudes because of that, Idk what devs were thinking. Just my opinion though, can't deny it's amazing craft and everything

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    Yeah, I never really used the gravity gun except when it made more sense to do it - ravenholme, or wherever it gave you those little bouncing combine orbs of insta-kill. Beyond that, you had a crossbow, a magnum, and that excellent overwatch pulse rifle, so I used them most.
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    I'm replaying HL2 at the moment. I'm not using the gravity gun as a weapon much now but I have a vague recollection that it gets upgraded so you can pick up people and bowl your enemies over with them some point?

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    A moment played in the original when you are (almost) deprived of your arsenal and the means to fight, except you keep the g gun instead of the crowbar (at least I remember a crowbar floating around..).



    If only there was a weapon mod it would be better, the revolver and the crossbow can be replaced with an actual sniper gun. The two rifles too, just pick the best one out of laziness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarfrin View Post
    I'm replaying HL2 at the moment. I'm not using the gravity gun as a weapon much now but I have a vague recollection that it gets upgraded so you can pick up people and bowl your enemies over with them some point?
    It does get upgraded near the end of the game, when you're stripped of your other weapons (Wenz mentioned it too). You get to play with the superpowered gravity gun for a short while.
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    Are unfinished games allowed? If so then I'm saying Broforce because it is total actionsploitation. There's a whole bunch of other games I could add but those might as well not exist, I just spent the last half hour screwing up and laughing at the results because the game is hilarious when things go wrong. It's got the best explosions too and just the right amount of blood and guts, they totally nailed it.

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    How is "broforce" not a movie title yet?

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    Oni, just more and more Oni. God I love that game. Curse you Bungie for abandoning Konoko!

    Also i wish Bayonetta had a PC release.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zephro View Post

    Bayonetta
    It's probably the best thing platinum did and will ever achieve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wenz View Post
    It's probably the best thing platinum did and will ever achieve.
    Vanquish.

    EDIT: RPS are plainly doing listicles because it's a proven way to get traffic/people posting, and there's no point in pretending they're above that sort of thing. Also, nebulous definition - my "Action" Steam category is generally for games in which there's a lot of movie-style exciting things going on, where the focus isn't really on one particular gameplay element and/or the one gameplay element doesn't fit with anything else. Dead Rising 2 was in there before I saw the RPS list. FF Type 0 HD is in there. Resident Evil 6 is in there. Sonic Adventure and Jet Set Radio are in there - they're "action", since they're not platformers (Sonic doesn't require precision jumping) and JSR isn't a skating game (tricks etc. require very little skill). And so on. I agree with them in that everyone pretty much makes up their own set of rules for this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wenz View Post
    How is "broforce" not a movie title yet?
    Sly Stallone was making a movie called BroForce, but indie developers slapped him down with a cease and desist, so he renamed it The Expendables.

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