Posts Tagged ‘RPS asks’

RPS Asks: What’s in your Christmas haul?

There was a time when I’d have been absolutely gutted if I hadn’t found at least a couple of games underneath the Christmas tree, but now that my entire collection is digital, I’m more likely to find a gift in my inbox or Steam account than under any trees. This is good – it prepares me for a future without either gifts or trees.

I miss unwrapping boxes with games in them though so allow me to live vicariously through you. What did your PC get for Christmas? Not just games, but peripherals, VR goggles, new hardware…whatever you got, share your haul with us all. Since I can’t participate this year, having received nowt but booze and vouchers, below you’ll find my favourite PC-related Christmas gifts of yesteryear.

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RPS Asks: do you restart games you haven’t finished?

I’ve played a million beginnings and around a thousand endings, or at least that’s how it feels. Imagine having seen the first act of Romeo and Juliet a hundred times but never having seen how it ends. That’s my experience with all manner of games, from big story-driven RPGs to some of my favourite strategy epics. I’ve founded so many starter cities that have never birthed a civilization and met so many characters whose fate I don’t know. And this isn’t a case of starting a game and then abandoning it; these are the games that I play again and again, sinking days and weeks into them, restarting but never finishing.

Diablo III is the latest.

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Which Two Games Would You Smoosh Together?

Most people, if they get talking about their dream game, describe it in terms of other games they already like. As in: it’d be X crossed with Y but IN SPACE!. So I’m asking you, not for your dream game, but specifically which two games you’d cross-breed in order to create an odd new child? Read the rest of this entry »

RPS Asks: Are Long Games Appealing Or Intimidating?

The Witcher 3 [official site] is the longest game I’ve played for years, or at least the longest game that I’ve actually come close to completing. There was a time when I’d be thrilled to hear about a new fifty or sixty hour epic adventure, very much subscribing to the policy “the more the better”, but now I’m more likely to flinch away from the screen when a game’s sprawl is revealed.

I’ve realised that my aversion to enormous games has been growing for a while, but the announcement of Red Dead Redemption 2 brought it into sharp focus. Do I really want yet another massive open world game? I’m not sure that I do.

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