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    Sticky: Sure, there's a supported narrative thread where...

    Sure, there's a supported narrative thread where you can be a psychopath, however the game signals pretty strongly via environment changes (and the changes to the narrative), that this is not the...
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    Sticky: With respect, that's previous experience...

    With respect, that's previous experience dependant :).
    I'm with Vinraith, in that I found non-lethal stealth (and especially flawless non-lethal stealth) almost impossibly fiddly - but also got a...
  3. I actually tried playing E.Y.E. pretty recently...

    I actually tried playing E.Y.E. pretty recently (it's been sitting in my Steam account for years waiting for me to get around to it). I bounced off it pretty hard - it really really feels like it...
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    Sticky: I also totally bounced off of NOLF when I tried...

    I also totally bounced off of NOLF when I tried it - but it was fairly recently, and at least part of it was just that games have moved on since it was created. (Plus, the version I tried was on...
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    In fact: of the Conservatives I know (one of whom...

    In fact: of the Conservatives I know (one of whom even ran for office this time, and didn't get in), not one of them is prepared to say that they agree with a coalition with the DUP.
    So, there's...
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    Sticky: Meanwhile, thanks to the encouragement of the...

    Meanwhile, thanks to the encouragement of the latest Humble Bundle (where it was basically my reason for buying the $10 tier - nothing else seemed particularly relevant, and I already have and...
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    Sticky: I think that all that is an aspect of the problem...

    I think that all that is an aspect of the problem with Minecraft being that it's a much more interesting toy than game (that is: like Lego, which is a toy, Minecraft's most interesting aspects are...
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    Sticky: Right at the start of Panchea, in fact - you...

    Right at the start of Panchea, in fact - you start the area just magically on the surface of the facility, with no trace of the suborbital rocket you got into at the end of the last section, although...
  9. I mean, Second Life pointedly doesn't describe...

    I mean, Second Life pointedly doesn't describe itself as a game - because it isn't, it was launched before anything with 3d worlds in it had to be a game, and was always intended to be a "virtual...
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    Sticky: Just finished playing Firewatch. It's sad (it...

    Just finished playing Firewatch. It's sad (it starts so sadly that I had tears in my eyes when the "game proper" started) - which is a meta-theme for all of the narrative-heavy games [and other...
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    Well, Chess and its antecedents have always been...

    Well, Chess and its antecedents have always been fairly accessible, if you didn't need carved pieces. (Xiangxi and Shogi in particular have historically been played quite often with marked tiles as...
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    Trying to think back to the start of the year: ...

    Trying to think back to the start of the year:

    Devil Daggers: I've played far too little of this, due to being mostly laptop bound this year, but it's still perfect at doing precisely what it...
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    I tried to get into The Three Body Problem once,...

    I tried to get into The Three Body Problem once, and kinda bounced off the prose-style in the first chapter. I fully intend to give it another go - but does the prose get better?
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    Absolutely glad I didn't buy Subnautica then.......

    Absolutely glad I didn't buy Subnautica then.... not that I've bought anything yet (it feels a bit bad just to buy Pony Island...)
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    i didn't try guessing this year, just because I...

    i didn't try guessing this year, just because I don't feel I've been paying attention to games or RPS enough... although it looks like from the spreadsheet, that I would have guessed the ones that...
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    I suspect that, like me, some of your dislike of...

    I suspect that, like me, some of your dislike of The Flooded District is due to the removal of all your cool stuff at the start of it (which really does make it a lot more tedious at the beginning)....
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    Sticky: Sure, although I think Far Cry 3's creators would...

    Sure, although I think Far Cry 3's creators would argue that it's making a slightly different point, about FPS protagonists in particular (even if, as I agree, it's horribly unsubtle about it and...
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    Sticky: I did play Dishonored, I know about the options...

    I did play Dishonored, I know about the options available to me ;)
    The problem is that I'm a) not as good as you are at it, b) not invested enough to ruin the game for myself by spending more than...
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    Sticky: So, while I agree with this, it's also why I've...

    So, while I agree with this, it's also why I've not finished Dishonored - I'm just not good enough to do the later mission without violence, and using violence makes me feel bad. So, I stopped...
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    Sticky: I started feeling the same thing some time ago...

    I started feeling the same thing some time ago (for me, it was particularly precipitated by a particularly needlessly sadistic scripted kill in Quake 4, which felt like it was just there for teenage...
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    Sticky: Hm, that's interesting! I actually wasn't...

    Hm, that's interesting! I actually wasn't specifically thinking of the small calibre 5.56 round debate when I wrote that - it looks like, from the link, that this kind of thing is a pervasive thing...
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    I was thinking that everyone except Tom Senior...

    I was thinking that everyone except Tom Senior looked as I expected; although Pip's extended discussion of...
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    Sticky: Oh, I totally agree with the main point -...

    Oh, I totally agree with the main point - although for weapons used against the player, it perhaps argues for a different end-state, in single-player at least.
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    Sticky: Just replying to note that the latter point is...

    Just replying to note that the latter point is mostly incorrect, for interesting reasons. A surprising number of military antipersonnel weapons are specifically designed to wound, rather than to kill...
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    Having listened to the Crate and Crowbar...

    Having listened to the Crate and Crowbar discussion of Dishonored 2 (and especially Pip's "low-skill" experience), it's definitely sinking lower on my list...
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