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NovaKid



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    29th of Sep '17 @ 5:25 PM


I play a lot of games on Steam, though I don't have a lot of money to buy new ones. I wondered if anyone played anything I happened to own, and their thoughts on it.



I own:
Terraria + Starbound
Sentinels of the Multiverse
Please, Don't Touch Anything
Sonic Adventure 2
Tabletop Simulator
and The Stanley Parable among other games.



If we have common interests, let me know! I'd like to hear what people play and get a bit of a discussion going.





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    29th of Sep '17 @ 7:23 PM


@NovaKid

I don't own anything from your list, but Terraria and Starbound are both games I've had on my wishlist! I've heard Terraria is a bit similar to Stardew Valley, which I enjoyed as well, so I might grab that one first! I was interested in the Stanley Parable too, but I made the mistake of looking up gameplay videos for it and ended up spoiling the whole game for myself, haha

For my library, the game I have the most time invested in is Warframe! While I do think it has fantastic art direction and fun, responsive core gameplay, I have a bit of a hard time recommending it to others who aren't into repetitive grinding. Other notable games I've played from my Steam library are Dishonored, Transistor, Endless Legend and LISA. I also like the Elder Scrolls series and started playing the Fallout games recently, though you'd get people saying that everywhere smile_laugh.gif

P.S. - I don't know how often you buy new games, but you could check out the GameDeals sub! They have an active community that links to game sales from all over and I got a lot of my games after seeing sales listed there.

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    29th of Sep '17 @ 7:43 PM


@mochihugs

Terraria's more similar to a 2D Minecraft in my opinion. You don't farm and unless you invite people over, it's a singular experience with very little interactivity with NPCs. However, the art style is certainly similar to Stardew Valley. If you appreciate the art style you'll definitely enjoy Terraria.
Starbound is Terraria but space themed, with more interplanetary exposure, more interactivity with NPCs, quests to actually perform, a real story line, insturments, music, etc., and overall "more vast" at the price of worlds being disposable and bases non-permanent.

Stanely Parable is still interesting even knowing what the game wants you to do? Of course, that's just me. The creator released another game though - The Beginner's Guide , which spoke to me on a personal level since I got it at a bad time in my life. I'd recommend seeing like... the first three-to-five minutes of TBG and then buying it if you're interested.

I've never heard of Warframe but my brother owned Oblivion from the Elder Scroll's series? Never had an experience with Fallout and the dark atmosphere in the tutorial of Elder Scrolls put me off since I get panicky in dark areas. If it's a first-person shooter I might pass, more because I'm too wild and too jittery to properly play lmao.

I've heard of LISA! Too depressing for me but I'd heard good praise of it and I honestly want to see a playthrough of it. I'd need to put time aside though and prepare myself for it. What do you think about it?

And I really need to use reddit more, so I'll bookmark the board you sent! Thank you!



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    29th of Sep '17 @ 9:09 PM


@NovaKid

I think I had a different experience with Stardew Valley than a lot of other people in that I enjoyed the grinding / building aspect more than interacting with NPCs, so that actually works out really well! The similar art style is a nice plus too. That description of Starbound does make it sound more inciting though, I always liked sci fi settings a lot and more exploration and questing sounds more up my alley ... looks like I'll have to see which one goes on sale first smile_laugh.gif
I am curious - are either of these games fun to play on solo mode? I tend to enjoy playing these games by myself and wouldn't want to miss out on things or find that it isn't as fun without friends.

Honestly, I didn't buy the Stanley Parable after looking at the videos because I kind of assumed the game wouldn't have much replay value after you saw what happened. However, now that I think about it, it's been years since I saw those videos and I've mostly forgotten what happened, so I think I'll give this game a chance the next time there's a sale! I've heard a lot of great things about it, so it'll be nice to experience this (mostly) blind for myself.

I've never heard of The Beginner's Guide before, but I just did quick search and it looks really interesting and more ... ambitious than the Stanley Parable, if that makes sense? I'll definitely be keeping an eye on that one as well.

I personally liked the TES games more than the Fallout games, but I think the Elder Scrolls games can still be fun even if you avoid exploring the murkier areas. The TES world / lore is far more developed and so the games are more enjoyable when you play them as roleplaying games imo, especially with the load of mods you can download to shape your experience however you want (even if the modding process can be a huge pain), but it can be pretty hard to avoid the combat factor, so your mileage may vary.
I totally understand the thing with shooters though, I still get jittery when playing some of them myself, especially if there's a PvP factor involved (I pretty much can't play PvP shooters anymore because my hands will literally shake from being so nervous haha)

I really enjoyed playing LISA myself, but I honestly don't know how much fun the game would be to watch because a lot of it is simply regular old turn-based combat and walking around / backtracking, especially in the first half.
There are also multiple endings based on the choices you make during the game, as well as details that can change events or smaller happenings (for example, one of the early choices you make in the game can result in facing a special enemy later in the game).

You are also right in that it's a depressing game and some of the themes can be hard to cope with. The obvious violence aside, there's a lot of references to subjects like sexual assault, substance abuse, child abuse, suicide and the like. There's also body horror for some of the enemies (which are still unsettling despite the simple pixels graphics) and the music does a very good job at shaping the atmosphere, including making it as unsettling and / or creepy as possible when needed (including some that might be counted as jump scares? Not as overt as stuff from actual horror games, but still a little shocking).
I am a timid person though and am really bad with handling scary things, so you should take that last part with that in mind lol

I'm not sure if that's the kind of answer you were looking for, but if you want to know anything else about it I'd be glad to answer!

Also, no problem! That sub was very useful for me, so I'm always glad to let more people know about it!

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    29th of Sep '17 @ 10:10 PM


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Terraria and Starbound can be? If you get yourself caught up in the game you might not really notice any difference with or without extra players. I personally find it better to play with friends on Starbound though - the soundtrack makes me feel lonely vs Terraria's upbeat music, so if I don't have something different in the background it kind of strikes me how lonely everything seems.

Best of luck with both Stanely and TBG. The latter needs to be mostly experienced on your own but it's a nice two hour game.

TES might be fun to play. I'll look into it once I get some sort of income that is disposable.
also i feel your pain with PvP shooters haha

Thank you for the warnings on LISA! I did look into it a bit since [link]https://youtu.be/t-5_zoEsY6csomeone I really like did an analysis video on the trilogy actually. So I kind of know what to expect but I don't know the plot, what does/doesn't change too much, and the specifics besides what he outlined.

this is so much fun to talk about hahaha



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    30th of Sep '17 @ 2:29 AM


@NovaKid

That's good to know! I get pretty easily immersed in these types of games, so that shouldn't be a problem for me. I don't think any of my friends like playing these types of games, so I'm glad they're still fun to play by yourself.

Thanks! That is what I gathered from looking at the Steam page screenshots of TBG, so I'll try to steer clear of any other potential spoilers before I play. If I enjoy the Stanley Parable, then I'll trust the creator and experience the second one without looking up any prior information.

That's great! If you're more interested in the roleplaying aspect and don't mind the dated graphics (though they can be modded to look better), then I personally think Morrowind is best for that experience. It's definitely the most detailed out of the latter three and opens the most opportunities for doing whatever you want. Otherwise, I think Skyrim is the second best, but mostly because I'm a bit biased against Oblivion's world design and leveling system haha

Ah, that's good that you knew about the warnings! I just wanted to make sure I covered all my bases!

If you're still interested in watching, then I'd say give it a shot! It can definitely be a very memorable experience, though it might be a bit tedious if whoever played it left in all the battle footage. If the normal battle footage (ie. not special encounters or bosses) isn't cut out, I'd recommend skipping some of it manually because it can get repetitive at times and there aren't that many unique attack animations so you can easily see them all.

If you're curious about which specific things can change or be seen, you can probably find a list of it somewhere, though I'd recommend doing that after you've watched someone's play through. I don't think any of them are huge, game-changing ones aside from the ones they've clearly listed on the Steam page, just interesting details and events you can catch.

Also - I remembered incorrectly in my post earlier; there aren't multiple completely different endings, but rather different "after credits" type scenes you can see based on your choices. I played this sometime last year iirc, so apologies if my memory is a little foggy smile_ohcrap.gif

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    30th of Sep '17 @ 8:49 PM


@NovaKid
OH MY GOD I LOVE TERRARIA????? I couldn't really get my friends into it though, and that's was a bit of a bummer. I feel like once you get over the plateau of like, experience/knowledge in that game then it becomes amazing.

@mochihugs
I totally understand what you mean about sandboxes! I feel like that's why I love Fallout 4, something is just so great about expanding your influence/empire. smile_laugh.gif

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    30th of Sep '17 @ 10:24 PM


@Aer

Ah yeah, the settlement building is an aspect of FO4 I've been interested in, in addition to the usual things you can find from previous FO games! I've been waiting for the FO4 Ultimate Edition to come out for almost two years now, so I'll get to try it out soon!

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    1st of Jan '18 @ 7:25 PM


My favorites are Stardew Valley and Rivals of Aether. If you like the Icepets style, Rivals is like that but a fighting game!

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    2nd of Jan '18 @ 9:46 AM


Ahhh, my achille's heel.

Current vices:
- Binding of Isaac
- Darkest Dungeon
- Don't Starve
- Patrician III
- Sunless Sea
- Tropico 4

Good smattering of various genres XD I no longer own a mouse, so that I would stop gaming. It got me off things like League of Legends and Guild Wars 2, but it turns out there's pleeeeenty of great games I can still get addicted to even without a mouse smile_sad.gif

Here is the node, you who hate change and fear revolution. Keep these two squatting men apart; make them hate, fear, suspect each other. Here is the anlage of the thing you fear. This is the zygote. For here "I have lost my land" is changed; a cell is split and from its splitting grows the thing you hate—"We lost our land." The danger is here, for two men are not as lonely and perplexed as one. And from this first "we" there grows a still more dangerous thing: "I have a little food" plus "I have none." If from this problem the sum is "We have a little food," the thing is on its way, the movement has direction.


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    2nd of Jan '18 @ 3:11 PM


@NovaKid I also have Terraria and starbound



and...........so......many.....other game... XD

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At the moment i play Path of Exile,

but in my list i have

stardew valley smile_heart.gif
Oxygen Not included
darkest dongeon
Yonder
Binding of Isaac
Dont starve

And so more...

i wait for My time at portia who is realese soon. (look like Stardew valley and Yonder)



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    1st of May '18 @ 7:22 PM


Jeez it has been so long since Please, Don't Touch Anything. It felt like it was last week.smile_boring.gif



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