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General Discussions / Is open-world too open?
« on: September 02, 2015, 01:16:56 AM »
I've been musing this over recently.

We have - 2015-2016:
-The Witcher 3
-Mad Max
-Fallout 4
-FF 15
-Metal Gear Solid 5: Phantom Paine
-Just Cause 3

... so we have all these huge worlds but what do you feel about them?

I just never get to finish any of these - I know I won't.... although maybe Wither 3 but it'll take me MONTHS.

What keeps you coming back to an open world?
Are open-worlds too open? i.e. bigger isn't always better

I played a good 50 hours of Dragon Age 3 last year and I enjoyed it but once I went the other way.... I never came back to it. Although I don't feel I didn't get my money's worth. I was also checking out a Mad Max stream earlier and thought - yeahhhh don't care...? Witcher had fantastic story which I think pulled me in but it's so massive I know it'll take me a hell of a long time to get through it....

One great compromise I feel is a game like Deus Ex - it's open but still has a narrative to funnel you through something that's cohesive and not a laundry-list of repetitive crap like: climb these 20 towers, attack these outposts.... well you know what I'm saying. :)

Or maybe it depends on how the game is structured. Like in Fallout for example, you can just take an hour to go on a random quest in a cave to get a thing... but that could be tweaked and fixed for more variety / wonder.

Thoughts / Comments / Doughnuts with sprinkled on top? :)

General Discussions / Digital VS Physical
« on: March 19, 2015, 05:24:52 PM »
Hey everyone. I was wondering what everyone's stance on this was.

I love having an actual object - I think most collector's would also go that route as well. I can't see myself without my music collection for instance (1500+ vinyls and CD's). Although I have a ton of albums that aren't available digital or on Spotify for example. So gone are the good old Walkman and Panasonic Discman (still own 2) days for most people.

But in the reality of today and since everything is gong [is already?!?] digital - I've downloaded music albums... and not bought a CD for a few years. It's a lot less costly for the creator as well since there's no distributor in the mix [stores markup typically around 40% of their purchase price from a publisher AFAIK).

Plus Japanese games are starting to appear on Steam (even though the Japanese Steam % use is 1.3% only....? :/ )

Although in terms if gaming and the explosion of available engines (Unity 5) and talent from across the globe (KickStater and Desura etc.) we now have choice.... and a lot of garbage but we have choice... and we can get games for ridiculously cheaper prices (my Steam backlog is silly) than we ever could. If this means having more imports or translations of games from Japan that we'd never see, isn't that the best thing? To consume the actual product?


*drum roll*

General Games / Cities: Skylines
« on: March 19, 2015, 05:13:41 PM »
If anyone wanted to build it so they can come. :)

FYI, Super fun! Reminds me of my SimCity 2000 days... Traffic control is also pretty neat. You have to wait though. If you make changes, it takes a little while for it to take effect - such as using one-way streets to control traffic flow or walkways for pedestrians. Grids work but I think with clever design and usage of tools you could get something much more organic and loopy in design and still manage to build a thriving city.

Also something you can casually play. There's a "hard" mode to really scratch your head in terms of money management. Not sure how deep it is but the economic panels are a little bunched up. You can't, for example, see the breakdown of an education cost or say cut funding for elementary schools but keep it high for universities....  And since buildings have area of affect you can't build a whole street of schools to service the city. :)

Modding is also gone crazy in the Steam workshop. Well worth the pennies compared to last year's SimCity disaster.



Greetings all!

I'm set up with PayPal to accept payment. Will be shipping from Montreal, Canada.

The vast majority of these games are in near mint condition and were used either on a PSP 3001 or a PS3 60gb backwards compatible system.

[selling price] next to each item in USD$. Bulk purchases could be negotiable. Does not include S+H.

Please PM me or reply to this thread if you have any questions.

PS 1 Games:
Breath of Fire III  [20]  sold!
Chrono Cross (Greatest Hits) [15]  sold!
Final Fantasy 7 (Greatest Hits)  [20]  sold!
Final Fantasy Chronicles (4&Chrono Trigger)  [20]  sold!
Final Fantasy IX (Greatest Hits)  [20]   sold!
Final Fantasy Anthology (1&2)  [15]  sold!
Final Fantasy Tactics (jewel case cracked. Disc mint)  [20]  sold!
Legend of the Dragoon (Greatest Hits) [25]   sold!
Suikoden 2  [25]  Sold!
UFO Defense (AKA X-COM)  [25]  sold!
Xenogears  [50]

PS2 Games:
Dark Alliance  [10]  sold!
Dark Alliance 2  [15]    Sold!  
Disgaea: Hour of darkness  [15]  sold!
Final Fantasy XII  [15]  sold!
Front Mission 4  [15]  sold!
Gladius  [10]  sold!
God of War  [5]  sold!
God of War 2  [10]  sold!
Growlanser Generations  [40]  sold!
Kingdom Hearts  [10]  sold!
Mega Man Anniversary Collection (10 games)  [10]  sold!
Odin Sphere  [15]  sold!
Rogue Galaxy  [20]  sold!
Romance of the Three Kingdoms VIII  [10]  sold!
Romance of the Three Kingdoms X  [10]  sold!
Shadow Hearts: From the New World  [20]  sold!
Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga  [15]  sold!
Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 2  [15]  sold!
Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne  [15]  sold!
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES (w/artbook)  [20]  sold!
Stella Deus  [25]  sold!
Suikoden 3  [25]  sold!
Suikoden 5  [20]   Sold!
Suikoden IV  [15]  sold!
Suikoden Tactics  [15]  sold!
Tales of the Abyss  [20]  sold!
True Crime: Streets of L.A.  [5]  sold!
Tsugunai: Atonement  [20]  sold!
Wild Arms 3  [10]  sold!
Yakuza 2  [20]    Sold!

PS3 Games
Batman Arkham Asylum  [5]  sold!
Cross Edge  [30]  sold!
Dark Souls  [15]  sold!
Darksiders  [20]  sold!
Demon's Souls  [15]  sold!
Dragon's Crown (+artbook)  [40]  sold!
Enchanted Arms  [20]  sold!
Final Fantasy XIII  [10]  sold!
Final Fantasy XIII-2  [10]  sold!
Heavy Rain  [10]  sold!
Kingdoms of Amalur Reckoning  [15]  sold!
Nier  [20]  sold!
Record of Agarest War 2  [15]  sold!
Record of Agarest War Zero  [15]  sold!
Tales of Xilia (limited edition)  [30]  sold!
Uncharted 2  [10]  sold!
Valkyria Chronicles  [15]  sold!
Virtua Fighter 5  [5]  sold!
White Knight Chronicles 2 (includes 1)  [20]  sold!
Ys The Ark of Nephishtim  [15]  sold!

Console: PSP 3001 system  [40]   Sold!
PSP Games
Class of Heroes  [30]  sold!
Crimson Gem Saga  [30]  sold!
Gungnir  [10]  sold!
Hexyz Force  [30]  sold!
Jeanne d'Arc  [10]  sold!
Knights in the Nightmare  [15]  sold!
Legend of Heroes 3: Song of the Ocean  [20]  sold!
Legend of Heroes: A Tear of Vermillion  [20]  sold!
Legend of Heroes: Trails in the sky (premium edition box)  [30]  sold!
Lunar: Silver Star Harmony  [20]  sold!
Mana Khemia: Student Alliance  [10]  sold!
Ragnarok Tactics  [20]  sold!
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 2 Innocent Sin (Collector Set Box)  [45]  sold!
Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together  [20]  sold!
Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology  [20]  sold!
Valkyria Chronicles 2  [15]  sold!
Ys Seven  [20]  sold!

Console: Sealed 3DS XL Zelda: Link between worlds edition  [260]  sold!
3DS Games
Dragon Quest Ix: Sentinels of the stary skies  [20]  sold!
Golden Sun: Dark Alliance  [10]  sold!
Radiant Historia  [20]  sold!
The Legend of Zelda: A Link between Worlds  [35]  sold!

Feel free to ask questions. I'll be happy to respond. :)

Best regards,

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