Not long until Xcom 2
2 more hours until Dragon's Dogma
what are you rolling?
why are you rolling assassin?
What's he building in there?
GENESIS FUCKING 3 IS TODAY GET HYPE
Largest Smash-only tournament of all time starting at 10am PST
>Favorite to win singles
For all 3 games
Can we talk about NPC AI for a second?
Lets start with TES & Fallout. With Oblivion, NPCs had a certain amount of dynamic ability within their scheduling, and personality traits such their responsibility level would feed into it. For example, some NPCs with low responsibility would steal from around them or pickpocket other NPCs (often failing), if they wanted something but didn't have it in their inventory. This and some other small dynamic abilities that made them interact with the world really added to the unpredictable feel of the game, made it feel alive.
Then Skyrim hits, and those dynamic abilities have been stripped away for whatever reason. Even their scheduling has been stripped down to bare bones, and they never do anything unpredictable at all. same thing over and over, very little world interaction with a purpose. Sure they have some extra idle animations to make it look their doing things, but there's nothing going on beneath the hood. It's just eye candy.
Fallout 4 seems to be the same radiant AI from skyrim but tweaked for the fallout universe, has anyone noticed any specific AI improvements/changes?
The point? Oblivion is a DECADE old and in terms of AI freedom in an open world, it's probably still the best we have. The only other franchise that calk about having decent, dynamic AI is S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Why is this? Does your average gamer simply not care about the immersion factor and unpredictability that AI freedom can bring to a game? For me good AI can make a game feel alive, I like not knowing exactly what's going to happen or not knowing what I'm going to come across because things happen due to AI decisions.
>For example, some NPCs with low responsibility would steal from around them or pickpocket other NPCs
I'll call bullshit on that. Like 500+ hours of playing Oblivion and I don't think I've ever seen anything even close to that.
The best thing about the Oblivion AI was how they had to dumb it down, before release some characters would get spiteful and go out to kill pickpockets that had stolen from them. Wish they'd kept that in the game to be honest.
>Can we talk about NPC AI for a second?
Concept art thread?
Why does /v/ shit so much on DaS 2: SotFS?
I'd say it's just as good as the first dark souls, prove me wrong.
didnt play Scholar because fuck bamco
they could have EASILY patched all of the changes into the base game, no way in fuck am i paying for the same game twice.
also, as good as Das1? are you sure? i severely doubt that
Post your breaking point with nintendo
>tfw people like games that you don't
>tfw people like a terrible sequel which SHITS on everything that made the original made good and which is one of your favorite games of all time
Just as bad as people refusing to appreciate a sequel just because it took slightly different approach.
I CAN'T DEFEAT HIM.
And nobody expected you too, you're fucking awful at everything.
What are some good exclusives on PS3? This is the only one I can think of.
60fps Demon's Souls when?
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle (only cuz I am a huge fan)
The Last of Us
Those last two have been remastered and MGS4 is flawed as hell. All Star Battle runs at 30fps for some reason and fuck playing a fighting game like that.
Never played a Katamari game though and I ain't buying a Vita for Dragon's Crown. Cheers, my nigga.
So I was reading up about Dragon's
Dogma a bit and guess what? In this
medieval fantasy game, there are giant spider enemies. They are apparently "only" dog-sized though. We've fallen so
far as a society that dog-sized spiders
roaming the land is an acceptable
Giant spiders are some of the worst
enemies in gaming for several reasons.
For one, they are wildly cliche. Giant spiders, are almost always arbitrarily shoved
into the game. They always live in some
cave filled with webbing. HOW ORIGINAL.
Even in Dark Souls II, which has an entire
section dedicated to spider enemies, they
are there for basically no reason. It seems like developers feel like they
HAVE to put spiders in.
Also, when has fighting giant spiders ever
been fun? Think of one giant spider battle
you enjoyed. They almost always consist
of them spitting some shit at you,
poisoning you, or lunging. And there's a
billion of them. Every giant spider battle
is exactly the same. Zelda kind of mixes it
up since the spiders typically hang from a
web so you gotta hit their underbelly. This
is still a boring enemy. No one looks
forward to fighting these guys. People
never say "Yo, this spider battle's gonna
be intense!" but instead, "Christ, the
fucking spider area is coming up."
Lastly, arachnophobia. The fear of
spiders. This is a very real thing that
many people suffer from. Some people won't play games with giant
spiders. You never see
this with other enemies. Developers know
people don't like them, and yet add them
in anyways. Why? Is it supposed to be
scary? You're making a fantasy game where
you swing around a magic sword. And if
you want to scare the player, putting in a
giant spider seems really cheap and
unimaginative. It just seems like contempt
for the player.
Now I know someone's gonna come in
here and describe an example where a
spider the size of a house contributed to
their overall enjoyment of the game, but replace that enemy with something else.
Was anything at all lost?
What the fuck went wrong? How did this become tumblr: the game?
What are the best examples of bikini armor in games?
Japanese Game Charts 2015
1. 3DS - Monster Hunter X (2,441,977)
2. 3DS - Yokai Watch Busters (1,965,205)
3. 3DS - Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer (1,282,880)
4. WiiU - Splatoon (1,064,897)
5. 3DS - Dragon Quest 8 (864,865)
6. WiiU - Super Mario Maker (674,194)
7. 3DS - Monster Strike (636,709)
8. 3DS - Yokai Watch 2 (625,223)
9. 3DS - Rhythm Heaven The Best (607,343)
10. 3DS - Fire Emblem if (538,669)
>not a single shitty westacuck fps open world shooter
This is why japan will always be better