Great choice. Don't forget this 1 and also Warcraft 2 and tides of darkness
>posting this as bait
get over the muh kiddy panda bullshit and it was actually a great expac. Better than WOD and cata
Nothing says overkill like stealing your enemy's maps with spys, creating warp points to your enemy's systems, send automated ships to colapse a star and make black holes in every system.
Some of those games are good. One or two are even great. But I see no masterpiece in there.
Think everyone agrees this is the #1 masterpiece in gaming.
>baldur gates 2
>Shadow of the colossus
>not master piece
Age of Empires 2. Here's your masterpiece.
I know how to treat people like you.
>No Ocarina of Time
Let's change that.
not him, but BG2 is hardly a masterpiece
its music, backgrounds, setting, and villain are all masterpieces in and of themselves, but on top of all that is the same old boring Bioware character writing
Someone posted Diablo 2 so here is my next runner up
What madness is this? What pitiful form is this that have come to inhabit? Death would be a release next to this travesty!
You did not survive the abyss, Raziel. I have only spared you from total dissolution.
I would choose oblivion over this existence!
The choice was not yours.
Did they ever consider how to put those designs on a sprite/
Fucking normalfags with their endless cake meming was terrible. Too bad because the game itself was sweet
Are you fucking kidding me? Kiddy writing and a mesh of JRPG and a fighting game that felt really atrocious? And a voice acting that is so cringe inducing? Get out of here. Hell, JRPGs can hardly if at all be considered masterpieces. Imature writing, the story is on rails (you hardly roleplay anything) and the combat system are mostly shallow.
It's true, too.
>there are people who think that SC2 is bad but can't give reasons as to why
>there are people who STILL think that SC is better
LOTV is coming around the corner and it's gonna be a blast.
Better stealth game, coming through.
My fucking nigga. This shit is my jam.
this will trigger some people but i haven't enjoyed a game this much in years. i'm not even baiting either
A masterpiece of legendary proportions.
the original campaign is fucking sweet as well. The music, the enemies everywhere. Nice weapons. Only problem is that the final part has those fucking rapeblobs. You ignore them and they hurt you, you shoot them and they explode in your face
Can't go wrong.
I'm playing this now. I do appreciate that they made incredible detailed environments, but I do kind of wish they'd spent less time on that and more on gameplay. Like it's cool that there's all kinds of paraphernalia in every room, but it feels like a waste of resources when so many room are unnecessary to explore.
Prefering an inferior piece over a clearly superior one is the hallmark of having bad taste, anon.
Muh blackest negro.
Good choice anon. HS/GS were amazing as well if you ask me.
>>Remember Master of Orion 3?
no, what are you talking about?
I still think that this game is simply brilliant. It should've been its own IP and it should've been in some other platform. The card based TBS gameplay was simply great. The music was gorgeous. The graphics were minimalistic, but better have minimalistic graphics instead of outright bad ones.
Stop genociding the L class. Stop genociding mind flayers. But yes, overall, you're right. Also, try Angband. The endgame is surprisingly very tense.
>literally the same game
I mean...I guess W3 does stamina management better but...what?
They're basically the same game and also
witcher 3 is bloated as fuck, I regret every second spent on the shitty open world I should have just followed the main story and ignored this trash filler content
Well there is that sorcery something something game. But it was way different in the end. Its pretty strange how a game that introduced different worlds linked with buildings (like HOMM3 underground) and had pretty simple but entertaining gameplay never got a direct sequel or remake. Playing it in dosbox with terrible AI and 90s controls doesnt hold up well
Are liches that OP? I've always genocided them to be honest. Also rust monsters / disenchanters, fuck those guys.
I'm kind of interested in trying Sil. Heard it's like Angband but not as grindy. I haven't tried Angband though so I wouldn't know how grindy it is.
not that guy, but also somebody who is extremely loving witcher 3
easily one of the best singleplayer games I played in the last years
why do you call the sidequests filler content?
they are all unique in the writing and in what you have to do, ofcourse the gameplay elements don't change but still
I think he means the "Im writing this letter incase I die in the next 2 seconds, which of course I dont, that the treasure is just a bit further down the road"
And the 500 lookalike things you run into.Except for a few kill contracts, the W2 had mostly unique quests. While W3 had a lot of filler shit and open world shit that didnt help the game at all. In W2 I always get the roll range increase so I can speed up traveling. In W3 I cant
YES the soundtrack is so great dpp is easily one of my favorite games even thinking about it makes me smile maybe it's a mix of how great it is and the sentimental value of them
Because for every actually good side quest, for example tracking the murderer in Novigrad
which was also shit because the vampire had no HP and hit like a wet noodle while being vulnerable to fire instead of fucking immune like an elder vampire should be, not to mention that actually *playing* that quest was fucking awful back and forth running through the shitty docks, there's a shitty FOLLOW THE RED TRAIL TO MONSTERS LAIR AND KILL IT quest.
I beat the game. As in I fucking did every quest I found on the hardest difficulty and I respecced from time to time to try out all the builds and I can say with absolute certainty that the game would have been better if there was less shitty follow the dot treasures and repeated quests. It's just bloat and it tires you out because the base gameplay is very basic and shallow.
I know people are gonna bash me with BUT YOU DON'T HAVE TO DO EVERYTHING, but honestly witcher 3 was a bad sandbox with an empty world that would have been much better as a focused game with large maps like TW2.
Holy shit I'm ranting, why am I so mad?
Oh right, because I was hyped as shit about the game and I'm also a bookfag, and the game was a huge letdown
Pic related, the only good NPC
This game thought me everthing about massages
too bad I never got to show it off to any woman
This guy gets it.
>game gives you treasure locations
>it's never a treasure, just a few orens/florens/crowns and some ore
>only useful loot in the entire game is witcher gear that you literally buy recipes for in the city that show you exactly where to get it
I just don't know what they were thinking when making this game. I feel like they just wanted to make a game and had fun making it, but when it came time to actually play it they never bothered.
I have a car. Its kinda shitty but having a car is still nice since most people around me dont have one. Still I suck at driving and dont really know how to get into tuning, adjusting and knowing about cars.
Only thing I know about them that is special is that BMW had a series that had a sharknose.
>Are liches that OP? I've always genocided them to be honest.
Well, they like to curse your equipment a lot. They are also demilich and master-lich are covetous as undead they will try to claim the Book of the Dead for themselves so they will teleport to you ASAP. They also like to summon a welcoming party. And if you scratch them, they have a tendency to teleport to the upstairs.
So yeah, they are fun if you like using your consumables.
> Also rust monsters / disenchanters, fuck those guys.
Fuck them indeed.
>I'm kind of interested in trying Sil. Heard it's like Angband but not as grindy.
Good taste. Be ready for a very challenging AI.
>I haven't tried Angband though so I wouldn't know how grindy it is.
I have ascended in Angband and I'll tell you something. I don't remember having this kind of fun grinding. There is an infinite amount of consumables since the dungeon levels are not permanent. You can happily go back upstairs and climb them down again to generate a new level. This means that you can use consumables to your hearts content (to a certain degree, since the more valuable ones tend to get rarer).
It was also fun because out of the big 4 roguelikes
Nethack, Angband, ADOM, DCSS, because it has the most lethal endgame of them all. So you will be running around the dungeon, spamming detection spells/consumables to run away from nasties. There are also vaults that give you huge amount of valuable loot together with out of depth monsters and uniques.
Uniques will keep reappering until you kill them, so just because you ran away from them on a certain floor doesn't mean they won't come back. The final boss, Morgoth, has a very memorable fight you won't soon forget.
This would have to be available in the gaming Criterion colletion.
Sounds pretty good. I'll give it a shot sometime.
Out of the big 4 I've also played DCSS, where I even did a 15 rune run. I think that game did lategame well because you could die in any of the late branches if you're not careful. Also needed to use a lot of consumables when shit went down.
I remember coming to /v/ many years ago from /b/ to ask about nethack. I thought you guys were super into vidya and a game like nethack was right up your alley.
Ive never picked up nethack again or found something on /v/ about it
>Enemy disguised as.......me!
>Oh my Strogg! They are hacking the database!
>Kill the human food.
>Take that, Strogg!
Its funny how different the concepts are compared to the game.
They look nothing like Diablo 2.
The concepts cant have served much purpose considering the artstyle is completely different in the final product lol.
Now that you mention it, Angband may have the most lethal endgame (that is, huge amounts of beasts capable of one hit kills), DCSS is the most dangerous, since you will have a harder time replenishing your consumables.
Well now, I'll be around here, so ask away.
I keep throwing my equipment on the floor, my pet is in the way and I have no idea what to do except walk down stairs
yeah, nah get the fuck out
>all those commierunes in comments on the HOMM7 website
>rename HOMM into MMH for no reason
>instead of having a small and dedicated team who takes ideas from russians that know HOMM3 by heart they shit in a box
>they dont even make qt girl monsters
HOMM can only be saved in 2 ways. 1 they remake every terrain into mud and all the monsters girls of some sort that all have wrestle moves.
Or they make it while actually pandering to a small crowd rather than makig shit that neither dudebro nor autist likes
You can check if the items are cursed if you drop them on the floor. If your pet steps on the tile where the objects are then they are all safe. If it stubbornly avoids them only to step on them and get the "moves reluctantly" that means they are cursed. Your pet is very valuable for that and because it hits very hard. It will have more chances to get close to you if you have a tripe ration in your inventory, so try to grab one before your pet eats it. And yes, you should walk down the stairs. If you want to have some goals, try to reach the Mines Town and try to beat the Sokoban levels.
Don't add any mods, play it alone without any distractions (phone etc.). Played it back in 2008 and it was one of my favourite games ever since. The audiologs are incredible in adding thick layers of atmosphere. Also try finding a playstyle - I went straight up soldier because I didn't want bother with all the hacking and sneaking around, but someone else might enjoy more problem solving instead.
I feel you bro. I don't think I've had as much fun and immersion as I have in years from Witcher 3. It has some big mechanical flaws and all but the overall package was very enjoyable to play through. I don't recall many games that made me feel as empty in the end as TW3 did.
This expansion really lead me to believe that Blizzard was on the right track again. What a fool I was.
Still, maybe WoD was an anomaly and Legion will be good. It should at the very least provide some entertainment while leveling or playing the demon hunter. But I'm not holding my breath or anything, we'll have to see how Blizzcon this week is.
> HotS was great and an improvement over WoL
> LotV will be better than either
Confirmed for never having played the LotV beta. The multiplayer is a total mess. Everyone knows it.
The story went full retard in HoTS. I doubt it can be salvaged at this point.
Only the multiplayer I could consider a masterpiece. Singleplayer had its flaws.
Blizzard cut a lot of content, things that were shown at Blizzcon were cut, Garrisons turned everything into a phone game with resources and waiting for things to finish for rewards, there was no endgame outside of raids because they removed dailies in favor of the garrison crap, the rewards for reputations were lame and the only way to get reputation was to kill things, since dailies were removed because people didn't like them in MoP.
Faction capitals were cut in favor of ASSRAN, a PVP hub that tried to emulate Alterac Valley but failed. Classes were gutted to remove the spell bloat, but completely fucking ruined a lot of their rotations.
Basically, a lot of shit happened and Rob Pardo left mid development so that is more than likely the reason for a lot of this crap. But I think being the first expansion with no new race or class really fucked it over, since it had nothing else to give.
The story was also retarded, but that's pretty much a given no matter what. Basically it was wasted potential the expansion that cost $10 more.
>3rd person shooters that game after flooded the market.
>It wasn't like the other resident evils
>It's not as scary.
Doesn't mean this game isn't pretty damn great from start to finish.
It's ok'ish. They tried to make it a different experience for every class, but a lot of the levels get reused - although I gotta admit every area feels different thanks to the enemy variety. Especially the last stage shines through somewhat crazy level design. It doesn't hold a candle to Diablo 1&2, but you can get some enjoyment out of it - the whacky humor, fast pace and 3 totally different playstyles are strong arguements for trying it out.
But if you got some nerd friends you should defintely try setting up a Nox multiplayer session. The multiplayer is fun beyond words.
Apparently EA can no longer into sequels. It makes me sad there will never be a true successor.