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Started by Barry Admin, June 16, 2022, 03:50:38 PM
Quote from: Kelvin on June 16, 2022, 09:17:04 PMI can never tell whether I'm good, bad, or average at video games, because so much of it seems to come down to persistence and patience; trying the same bit over and over again until you finally push through to the next checkpoint or save. Do I complete every game I play, pretty much, yes. And I usually 100% every game I love. But I also lose at most multiplayer games - and am downright hopeless at online multiplayer. So I'm not sure, really. The feedback from developers seems to indicate that most games don't get completed by the majority of players that buy them, so I suppose just completing games makes you better (or more committed) than average. But I'm useless at FPS games, sport games, rocket league, anything where I can't learn it at my own pace and am being humiliated by human opponents before I can get into it. Even Splatoon, which I've played for hundreds of hours, I'm still fairly useless at. I think I just lack experience of playing online.
Quote from: Pink Gregory on June 16, 2022, 05:46:14 PMI've never won a single game of Civilization, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6. I think my problem is that I always try to avoid warfare because it's the least interesting part of the game, and what I'm probably doing is engaging with the game that I wish it was rather than the game that it is. The one chum I play with (if anyone on CaB wants to play Civ 6...) just automates everything and seems to just steamroll across the map every time.
Quote from: falafel on June 17, 2022, 08:03:21 AMOdd, because I play the same way (can't stand fighting so just play to survive) and almost can't help getting a tech victory every time. I think it's just a weird muscle memory because I started playing Civ around the same time my first memories as a human being emerge. It's the only game I would say I am unquestionably good at. Shit at most others because of a slightly delayed motor response and the fact that the bit of my brain that rewards gambling (and maybe perseverance) seems to be atrophied.
Quote from: oggyraiding on June 17, 2022, 12:40:04 PMIn Silent Hill 2 I did most of the game on low health as I didn't want to waste my health drinks, even though I ended the game with over a dozen of them in my inventory.
Quote from: Povidone on June 17, 2022, 12:48:47 PMI had a bunch of mates who wanted to play nothing but Diablo 3 when we got together and I fucking HATED that game. I still think it's the single shittiest gaming experience I've ever had: me not being able to keep track of what character I was even playing as, literally watching another character for minutes and not realising it wasn't the one I was playing. Then nearly half an hour of sitting around between missions while these cunts fannied around with their armour and weapon set ups in the town, you know the kind of cunts that have to optimise everything even if it only means getting one more HP or strength or whatever the fuck.
Quote from: Barry Admin on June 17, 2022, 07:35:44 AMMultiplayer just totally changed gaming for me. Once I competed against real people in Quake, that was it, I could never really go back, and I guess I've rarely ever engaged with single player in the same way since. Computer opponents are boring AF compared to real people.
Quote from: Brundle-Fly on June 17, 2022, 02:43:46 PMI hate it in open world games if you have to participate in a game of poker or craps. And fishing? Forget it.
Quote from: Barry Admin on June 17, 2022, 07:35:44 AMComputer opponents are boring AF compared to real people.
Quote from: oggyraiding on June 17, 2022, 12:40:04 PMThe classic never using items in case I need them later. When I first played KOTOR back in the day I would not use the buff stims or grenades at all. Replaying it recently, those items got me out of a lot of scrapes so not sure how 11 year old me managed without. In Silent Hill 2 I did most of the game on low health as I didn't want to waste my health drinks, even though I ended the game with over a dozen of them in my inventory.
Quote from: popcorn on June 17, 2022, 06:46:02 PMThis isn't you being shit at games, this is an entirely rational approach. Loads of people play games like this and then blame themselves or think they're just silly or whatever - but really it's the consequence of a baked-in design problem with a lot of types of games: the problem of the unknown unknown.You don't know what the designer has planned for you around the next corner, so the sensible approach is to play conservatively. But this isn't necessarily desirable, or the most fun way to play a game (or what the designers had hoped for). It's a difficult problem and it can usually only be mitigated rather than fully solved.
Quote from: oggyraiding on June 17, 2022, 07:16:23 PMI didn't like BotW's system, if only because when you unlock the cool champions' weapons, I was scared of them breaking so didn't use them.
Quote from: Barry Admin on June 16, 2022, 03:50:38 PMWhat are your weak points in gaming? What holds you back form true greatness?For me it seems to be general inattentiveness and clumsiness. Get distracted far too easily, and also just don't really have the physical coordination to be as great at shooters as I wish I was. I worry also about my reflexes these days. Think they're still actually pretty good for an ageing bloke tho tbh, and I attribute that to gaming.
Quote from: Barry Admin on June 21, 2022, 09:50:45 PMDo you guys actually practice?
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