bit-tech.net

Go Back   bit-tech.net Forums > Recreation > Gaming

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 23rd Mar 2014, 13:56   #1
Beasteh
Multimodder
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Coventry
Posts: 204
Beasteh - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!Beasteh - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!Beasteh - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!Beasteh - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!Beasteh - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!Beasteh - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!Beasteh - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!Beasteh - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!Beasteh - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!Beasteh - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!Beasteh - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!
Games about exploration?

I've said elsewhere that I really loved Fez. The combination of the platforming, puzzles and exploration was just spot on. It used your curiosity to lure you in, and I'd play through just one more door, one more area until it's 3 in the morning and why am I still playing this? I really enjoyed decoding all the hidden messages, too. Gave a feeling of a world that was bigger than what you could see.

Also recently finished the Tomb Raider reboot. It had its moments too - exploring the map was a pleasure (none of the awkward jumping of older installments), and the game rewarded you for it in the form of additional backstory about the island. Even the few tombs were optional, but the puzzles did just enough to satisfy - I just wish there had been more of that.

On the other hand, some games have left me cold - the Elder Scrolls series offers wide open worlds, but there's no real reason to explore (other than to gawp at the scenery). Ruins don't have names or stories, and are just lootable hack-n-slash dungeons with trolls or something within.

So, does anyone know of some games to scratch my exploration itch? Bonus points if theyre fun to get around in (makes the in-between bits when you're covering old ground a bit more interesting).

Was thinking about Proteus, although this is mostly a gawp-at-the-scenery type game. Any more suggestions?
Beasteh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd Mar 2014, 14:32   #2
Nexxo
Whatever's Geek.
 
Nexxo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Birmingham, UK
Posts: 25,039
Nexxo is definitely a rep cheat.Nexxo is definitely a rep cheat.Nexxo is definitely a rep cheat.Nexxo is definitely a rep cheat.Nexxo is definitely a rep cheat.Nexxo is definitely a rep cheat.Nexxo is definitely a rep cheat.Nexxo is definitely a rep cheat.Nexxo is definitely a rep cheat.Nexxo is definitely a rep cheat.Nexxo is definitely a rep cheat.
Spirit?
__________________
"You actually hope to achieve your ideals, I just use mine as an excuse to hate everything" --specofdust
"Right wing Republicans, all the murderousness of nut-job Iranian ayatollahs, none of the bearded coolness" --specofdust


Nexxo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd Mar 2014, 16:40   #3
Fizzban
Reformed Grumpy Sod..kinda
 
Fizzban's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Standing Here Beside Myself
Posts: 2,887
Fizzban is definitely a rep cheat.Fizzban is definitely a rep cheat.Fizzban is definitely a rep cheat.Fizzban is definitely a rep cheat.Fizzban is definitely a rep cheat.Fizzban is definitely a rep cheat.Fizzban is definitely a rep cheat.Fizzban is definitely a rep cheat.Fizzban is definitely a rep cheat.Fizzban is definitely a rep cheat.Fizzban is definitely a rep cheat.
You could try Fallout 3 or New Vegas, but they may end up being too much like the Elder Scrolls games for you.

You could also try Batman Arkham Asylum. Lots of nooks and crannys to discover, and the gameplay is lots of fun.

If you want a truly HUGE and lush world to explore I can recommend Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. Sadly my save corrupted 70 hours into it, but up till then I had been loving the game and exploring the world. There was plenty I never got to see. Massive game and highly underrated IMO.

Farcry 3 is also worthy of your attention. Big map and lots to do.

Darksiders II is surprisingly large and fun to explore as well. Secrets to find, puzzles and so on.

If you wanted to get oldskool I'd suggest the Baldurs Gate games. Soo much exploring to do and classics!
__________________
-Banana in disc drive error-

To win the battle, is to be prepared to die - Miyamoto Musashi
Fizzban is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th Mar 2014, 19:34   #4
Bede
Ultramodder
 
Bede's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: England
Posts: 1,261
Bede - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!Bede - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!Bede - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!Bede - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!Bede - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!Bede - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!Bede - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!Bede - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!Bede - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!Bede - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!Bede - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!
Dark Souls. If you approach each fight like it could be your last you shouldn't suffer too much frustration. The world you are given to explore is like nothing else. Can't recommend it enough.
__________________
Coolermaster 690 II Advanced (white edition) | i5-2500K | MSI P67-GD53 | MSI GTX580 | 16gb Corsair Vengeance LP 1600Mhz 1.5V | Gelid Tranquillo | Asus Xonar DS | 700W Coolermaster Silent Pro M | Corsair Force Series 3 60GB | Crucial M4 128GB | Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
Bede is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th Mar 2014, 21:33   #5
Beasteh
Multimodder
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Coventry
Posts: 204
Beasteh - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!Beasteh - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!Beasteh - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!Beasteh - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!Beasteh - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!Beasteh - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!Beasteh - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!Beasteh - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!Beasteh - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!Beasteh - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!Beasteh - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!
Oh my goodness, Spirit looks fantastic. Wonder if it will make enough to get funded...

Arkham Asylum is going on my list given the reviews. Always enjoyed games in that style (see also: Tomb Raider, InFamous, etc)

Baldur's Gate (and I suspect Dark Souls) tended to smack you down hard if you went too far off the beaten track. It was understandable (it's a quest with low-level characters) but the world required prior knowledge of what you'd encounter so you would only go there when you were ready. Trouble is, you never knew when you were ready.

As such you tended to explore, get stuck, then have to go back to a previous save from an hour or more previous and go level / buy enchantments. Plus, moving around was so tedious! The characters walked so slowly and the scrolling, endless scrolling... I was glad for the sprint feature in Planescape: Torment as it sped things up no end. Also the writing was better...
Beasteh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th Mar 2014, 09:13   #6
Tomhyde1986
Supermodder
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Guildford, UK
Posts: 277
Tomhyde1986 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Tomhyde1986 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Tomhyde1986 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Tomhyde1986 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Tomhyde1986 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Tomhyde1986 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Tomhyde1986 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Tomhyde1986 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Tomhyde1986 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Tomhyde1986 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Tomhyde1986 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.
Have you taken a look at Journey on the PS3?

It's not exactly what you are looking for but the whole game is focused on exploring a strange land while knowing almost nothing of the reason for doing so or the final destination itself.

Its a stunning looking game and at only a couple of hours long at best it can (and in my opinion should be) played through in one sitting. I won't ruin it for you but it has some of the most unique and intriguing multiplayer elements I've ever encountered too and for the record I typically hate multiplayer games.

If you can get it cheap and you have a PS3 its such a good game it would be a shame to miss it.

Just a thought.
Tomhyde1986 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th Mar 2014, 09:54   #7
Fizzban
Reformed Grumpy Sod..kinda
 
Fizzban's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Standing Here Beside Myself
Posts: 2,887
Fizzban is definitely a rep cheat.Fizzban is definitely a rep cheat.Fizzban is definitely a rep cheat.Fizzban is definitely a rep cheat.Fizzban is definitely a rep cheat.Fizzban is definitely a rep cheat.Fizzban is definitely a rep cheat.Fizzban is definitely a rep cheat.Fizzban is definitely a rep cheat.Fizzban is definitely a rep cheat.Fizzban is definitely a rep cheat.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Beasteh View Post
Oh my goodness, Spirit looks fantastic. Wonder if it will make enough to get funded...

Arkham Asylum is going on my list given the reviews. Always enjoyed games in that style (see also: Tomb Raider, InFamous, etc)

Baldur's Gate (and I suspect Dark Souls) tended to smack you down hard if you went too far off the beaten track. It was understandable (it's a quest with low-level characters) but the world required prior knowledge of what you'd encounter so you would only go there when you were ready. Trouble is, you never knew when you were ready.

As such you tended to explore, get stuck, then have to go back to a previous save from an hour or more previous and go level / buy enchantments. Plus, moving around was so tedious! The characters walked so slowly and the scrolling, endless scrolling... I was glad for the sprint feature in Planescape: Torment as it sped things up no end. Also the writing was better...
Fair enough. You do need to approach the battles with care and compared to games now the getting around is tedious in Baldur's Gate.

I added in Darksiders II as you mentioned Tombraider. It has the puzzles and secrets and jumping all over the place ect.. The big difference would be the world size and it's fighting style is hack n slash.

If you like Diablo style games you could try Path of Exile. It's free and pretty decent, though the only thing that really makes it stand out is the skill system, which is quite impressive.
__________________
-Banana in disc drive error-

To win the battle, is to be prepared to die - Miyamoto Musashi
Fizzban is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th Mar 2014, 11:59   #8
benji2412
Has an Avatar avatar
 
benji2412's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Loughborough
Posts: 1,008
benji2412 is definitely a rep cheat.benji2412 is definitely a rep cheat.benji2412 is definitely a rep cheat.benji2412 is definitely a rep cheat.benji2412 is definitely a rep cheat.benji2412 is definitely a rep cheat.benji2412 is definitely a rep cheat.benji2412 is definitely a rep cheat.benji2412 is definitely a rep cheat.benji2412 is definitely a rep cheat.benji2412 is definitely a rep cheat.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fizzban View Post
You could try Fallout 3 or New Vegas, but they may end up being too much like the Elder Scrolls games for you.
I never played elder scrolls, but I did play Skyrim. But I loved the Fallout games so much more, they were more immersive for me and the backstory was so well thought out.
__________________
Compy Mark V
Intel Core i5 2500K // ASUS P8P67 Pro // 8GB DDR3 Cosair XMS // ASUS GTX580 DirectCU II // Antec 750W // Antec 1200
benji2412 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th Mar 2014, 19:39   #9
Beasteh
Multimodder
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Coventry
Posts: 204
Beasteh - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!Beasteh - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!Beasteh - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!Beasteh - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!Beasteh - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!Beasteh - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!Beasteh - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!Beasteh - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!Beasteh - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!Beasteh - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!Beasteh - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tomhyde1986 View Post
Have you taken a look at Journey on the PS3?
Brilliant game. As you say, not so much about exploring, but it was beautiful in its own way.

Thanks for the suggestions all. Keep 'em coming
Beasteh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th Mar 2014, 08:18   #10
Almightyrastus
Engineering the awesome
 
Almightyrastus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Nottingham, England
Posts: 3,711
Almightyrastus is definitely a rep cheat.Almightyrastus is definitely a rep cheat.Almightyrastus is definitely a rep cheat.Almightyrastus is definitely a rep cheat.Almightyrastus is definitely a rep cheat.Almightyrastus is definitely a rep cheat.Almightyrastus is definitely a rep cheat.Almightyrastus is definitely a rep cheat.Almightyrastus is definitely a rep cheat.Almightyrastus is definitely a rep cheat.Almightyrastus is definitely a rep cheat.
How about the Myst series?
__________________
Lo there do I see my Father. Lo there do I see my Mother, and my Sisters and my Brothers. Lo there do I see the line of my people, back to the beginning. Lo they do call to me. They bid me take my place among them, in the halls of Valhalla where the brave may live forever.
Almightyrastus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th Mar 2014, 09:40   #11
adzc1987
Supermodder
 
adzc1987's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: West Lothian, Scotland
Posts: 465
adzc1987 has yet to learn the way of the Dremeladzc1987 has yet to learn the way of the Dremeladzc1987 has yet to learn the way of the Dremel
TBF to Fallout3/NV they arent quite the same as skyrims stuff. I do agree that skyrim has generic dungeons but fallout does not have that random spawn thing skyrim has.

So Fallout you can come across something and geniunly go "Ohh whats this" and find something cool etc. Like a vault and normally there is holotapes or something that gives a backstory.

I loved that about fallout, pick a direction and just go that way until you find something.

I stumbled upon the garden world place in fallout 3 thanks to doing that. (where that tree is making the grass grow, its been a while!).

But I would defo say the Fallout games are a good one.
__________________
Like Spaceships? Like the idea of a one shard MMO? Get a free 21day E\/E Online trial here.

Drop me a PM if you buy an account and I can share the reward with you
adzc1987 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th Mar 2014, 10:05   #12
benji2412
Has an Avatar avatar
 
benji2412's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Loughborough
Posts: 1,008
benji2412 is definitely a rep cheat.benji2412 is definitely a rep cheat.benji2412 is definitely a rep cheat.benji2412 is definitely a rep cheat.benji2412 is definitely a rep cheat.benji2412 is definitely a rep cheat.benji2412 is definitely a rep cheat.benji2412 is definitely a rep cheat.benji2412 is definitely a rep cheat.benji2412 is definitely a rep cheat.benji2412 is definitely a rep cheat.
Quote:
Originally Posted by adzc1987 View Post
TBF to Fallout3/NV they arent quite the same as skyrims stuff. I do agree that skyrim has generic dungeons but fallout does not have that random spawn thing skyrim has.

So Fallout you can come across something and geniunly go "Ohh whats this" and find something cool etc. Like a vault and normally there is holotapes or something that gives a backstory.

I loved that about fallout, pick a direction and just go that way until you find something.

I stumbled upon the garden world place in fallout 3 thanks to doing that. (where that tree is making the grass grow, its been a while!).

But I would defo say the Fallout games are a good one.
I loved the fact you could pick up radio stations, so you'd follow them to the source......
__________________
Compy Mark V
Intel Core i5 2500K // ASUS P8P67 Pro // 8GB DDR3 Cosair XMS // ASUS GTX580 DirectCU II // Antec 750W // Antec 1200
benji2412 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th Mar 2014, 11:02   #13
Umbra
Supermodder
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 280
Umbra is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Umbra is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Umbra is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Umbra is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Umbra is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Umbra is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Umbra is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Umbra is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Umbra is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Umbra is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Umbra is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Almightyrastus View Post
How about the Myst series?
I was going to mention the Myst series, especially as realMyst: Masterpiece Edition has recently been released which visually looks lovely, if your not familiar with these games, they are all about exploration, discovery and above all puzzle solving and the puzzles can be tough but you rarely if ever die or fight.

Cyan fixed initial problems with their optimization patch.

__________________
“Success is 99 percent failure” Soichiro Honda

Skulduggery - case mod in progress

Last edited by Umbra; 28th Mar 2014 at 11:15.
Umbra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th Mar 2014, 11:03   #14
[ZiiP] NaloaC
I Mod, Therefore I Own
 
[ZiiP] NaloaC's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Ireland
Posts: 3,850
[ZiiP] NaloaC is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.[ZiiP] NaloaC is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.[ZiiP] NaloaC is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.[ZiiP] NaloaC is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.[ZiiP] NaloaC is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.[ZiiP] NaloaC is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.[ZiiP] NaloaC is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.[ZiiP] NaloaC is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.[ZiiP] NaloaC is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.[ZiiP] NaloaC is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.[ZiiP] NaloaC is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.
Two that I am interested in are;

1) Unclaimed World - http://unclaimedworld-game.com/

Isometric survival/exploration game where you have survivors from a crashed spacecraft on a planet.

2) TUG - http://nerdkingdom.com/

A kickstarter game that has multiplayer and procedurally generated worlds, akin to Minecraft in a sense, but they are implementing more character development and social sciences into how the player can interact with the world and the other players. It's a very incremental development thus far, but it's been coming on leaps and bounds in the last couple of months.
__________________
ZiiP Gamestore
[ZiiP] Gaming Community - IW BlackMailers and loonies abound!
Sui Generis: i7 920, Corsair H50, 6GB Dominator C7 1600, EVGA x58 SLI LE, Corsair F3 120GB SSD & Samsung EVO 250GB SSD, Samsung F3 1TB x 2, Sapphire R9 290, Corsair HX850W, Corsair Obsidian 800D, Iiyama 26" Prolite, Logitech G15, Logitech G5, Sennheiser PC350.
[ZiiP] NaloaC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th Mar 2014, 12:46   #15
julianmartin
resident cyborg.
 
julianmartin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Surrey
Posts: 3,217
julianmartin is definitely a rep cheat.julianmartin is definitely a rep cheat.julianmartin is definitely a rep cheat.julianmartin is definitely a rep cheat.julianmartin is definitely a rep cheat.julianmartin is definitely a rep cheat.julianmartin is definitely a rep cheat.julianmartin is definitely a rep cheat.julianmartin is definitely a rep cheat.julianmartin is definitely a rep cheat.julianmartin is definitely a rep cheat.
Another vote for the Myst series. Beautiful crafted games.
__________________
work


Core i7 930||Asus P6X58D-E||12GB XMS3||64GB M4||570GTX||Define R3
julianmartin is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 28th Mar 2014, 13:34   #16
GuilleAcoustic
Ook ? Ook !
 
GuilleAcoustic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: France
Posts: 2,732
GuilleAcoustic is definitely a rep cheat.GuilleAcoustic is definitely a rep cheat.GuilleAcoustic is definitely a rep cheat.GuilleAcoustic is definitely a rep cheat.GuilleAcoustic is definitely a rep cheat.GuilleAcoustic is definitely a rep cheat.GuilleAcoustic is definitely a rep cheat.GuilleAcoustic is definitely a rep cheat.GuilleAcoustic is definitely a rep cheat.GuilleAcoustic is definitely a rep cheat.GuilleAcoustic is definitely a rep cheat.
Kentucky Route Zero

GuilleAcoustic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th Mar 2014, 17:48   #17
Umbra
Supermodder
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 280
Umbra is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Umbra is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Umbra is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Umbra is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Umbra is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Umbra is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Umbra is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Umbra is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Umbra is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Umbra is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Umbra is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.
Quote:
Originally Posted by GuilleAcoustic View Post
Kentucky Route Zero

Reminds me of "Another World" and I never knew there had been a 20th anniversary remastered edition released, what a classic



and just for nostalgia, Oh, dat intro...

__________________
“Success is 99 percent failure” Soichiro Honda

Skulduggery - case mod in progress

Last edited by Umbra; 28th Mar 2014 at 17:53.
Umbra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th Mar 2014, 20:24   #18
GuilleAcoustic
Ook ? Ook !
 
GuilleAcoustic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: France
Posts: 2,732
GuilleAcoustic is definitely a rep cheat.GuilleAcoustic is definitely a rep cheat.GuilleAcoustic is definitely a rep cheat.GuilleAcoustic is definitely a rep cheat.GuilleAcoustic is definitely a rep cheat.GuilleAcoustic is definitely a rep cheat.GuilleAcoustic is definitely a rep cheat.GuilleAcoustic is definitely a rep cheat.GuilleAcoustic is definitely a rep cheat.GuilleAcoustic is definitely a rep cheat.GuilleAcoustic is definitely a rep cheat.
Yep, I immediatly thought about Another world and Flashback when I saw KRZ. I have great memories of those two games on my Amiga ..... and both had great introz
GuilleAcoustic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th Mar 2014, 21:03   #19
Pliqu3011
Zero Hoots Given
 
Pliqu3011's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Koningshooikt, Belgium
Posts: 1,625
Pliqu3011 is definitely a rep cheat.Pliqu3011 is definitely a rep cheat.Pliqu3011 is definitely a rep cheat.Pliqu3011 is definitely a rep cheat.Pliqu3011 is definitely a rep cheat.Pliqu3011 is definitely a rep cheat.Pliqu3011 is definitely a rep cheat.Pliqu3011 is definitely a rep cheat.Pliqu3011 is definitely a rep cheat.Pliqu3011 is definitely a rep cheat.Pliqu3011 is definitely a rep cheat.
Quote:
Originally Posted by GuilleAcoustic View Post
Kentucky Route Zero
I think KRZ is more about atmosphere than real exploration though, but I'd still recommend it to the OP (and anyone else) anyway. Great game.
__________________
“skeletons are powerful foes but can also be powerful allies if you befriend them” - FATWOLF
“Ὁ βίος βραχύς, ἡ δὲ τέχνη μακρή, ὁ δὲ καιρὸς ὀξύς, ἡ δὲ πεῖρα σφαλερή, ἡ δὲ κρίσις χαλεπή.” - Hippocrates
Pliqu3011 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th Mar 2014, 22:11   #20
boiled_elephant
I actually like Doom 3.
 
boiled_elephant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Lincolnshire
Posts: 5,479
boiled_elephant is definitely a rep cheat.boiled_elephant is definitely a rep cheat.boiled_elephant is definitely a rep cheat.boiled_elephant is definitely a rep cheat.boiled_elephant is definitely a rep cheat.boiled_elephant is definitely a rep cheat.boiled_elephant is definitely a rep cheat.boiled_elephant is definitely a rep cheat.boiled_elephant is definitely a rep cheat.boiled_elephant is definitely a rep cheat.boiled_elephant is definitely a rep cheat.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Beasteh View Post
On the other hand, some games have left me cold - the Elder Scrolls series offers wide open worlds, but there's no real reason to explore (other than to gawp at the scenery). Ruins don't have names or stories, and are just lootable hack-n-slash dungeons with trolls or something within.
You perfectly summed up why Oblivion was such an unsatisfying and directionless experience. I do think that Fallout 3 escapes this problem, though, because the environments and ruins you find really do tell their own history just through their design, and often contain awesome living stories too. They're also less cookie-cutter than the Elder Scrolls dungeons, which really are all interchangeable and without identity.

Far Cry 3 is a bit of both. The environs are so gorgeous, realistic and organic that I really enjoyed just rambling around for hours, but the bases themselves suffer from the same problem as Oblivion's dungeons - identical and pointless. Once you've visited every high point (and paraglided off it) and seen every exotic species (and flayed its skin off), there's not much point to carry on playing.

How far back did you go with Elder Scrolls, though? For my money, Morrowind stood out as the exploration king because every corner of the maps was uniquely designed, interesting and had quirky history written into all its design details. The game was also full of odd characters with interesting stories that directly tied into the locations and the politics/history.
__________________
In adolescence we were encouraged to pursue whatever we enjoyed most and were told that life would
reward our enthusiasm with stability and success. But the world respects economics, not hobbyism.
Occasionally, your hobby becomes your job, and you do it incessantly until all joy evaporates.
Normally, though, your hobbies are profitless and you spend your youth cramming them
into the pauses between 8-hour shifts of restless tedium, waiting for retirement.
boiled_elephant is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 01:40.
Powered by: vBulletin Version 3
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.