OT: Video Games

Submitted by Mineral King on February 4th, 2019 at 5:05 PM

So... my life has changed because of a video game. I am not a big game guy because I usually don’t have the time. I have some free time currently, so... Last week my buddy finally convinced me to play Red Dead Redemption 2. I did not play the original. This game is the greatest game I have ever played by FAR!!! Story, choices, gameplay, free roam and graphics are unreal. I think this is the closest I will get to going to West World, which I want to bad.

2 questions. 1 Have you played RDR2 and what are your thoughts on it? 2. What other game have you played that changed your life? 


Denard In Space

February 4th, 2019 at 5:09 PM ^

outstanding horse-brushing simulator. otherwise i found it incredibly boring.  god of war & hollow knight -- that's where it's at for this year. 

fallout 3 & last of us are only games that come close to "life changing" for me.  



Winchester Wolverine

February 4th, 2019 at 10:43 PM ^

Im the same way, man. For the last few years, story driven games have really fallen off for me and I'm more into competitive multiplayer. Have you tried playing Rocket League? It's one of those "instant gratification" games, highly competitive, almost non-existent skill ceiling. I've been playing it for about 2 years and it's still my go-to.

And somehow I'm still pretty mediocre at it.

Yost Ghost

February 5th, 2019 at 10:56 AM ^

FPS gamer as well. I've been playing Destiny since I stopped playing Halo 4 a little over four years ago. Just checked out Anthem over the last couple of weekends and although it has potential it's very basic at this point. Very little endgame content and no multiplayer component which is too bad since it would be epic with all those Javelins going at it.


February 5th, 2019 at 6:44 AM ^

My son plays it and got through all of the (levels? he called the something else) edit: missions

I liked that he could play as a good guy and help people out.  He was routinely going back to the base camp and stocking up their medicine and cash. 

He’s unlocked everything and is roaming around. He loves it. 

Winchester Wolverine

February 4th, 2019 at 10:35 PM ^

And here I was thinking I was crazy for not liking it either. I mean, I really wanted to. The graphics are amazing, the dialogue is on point, hell, the story is probably really good. I dont know if it's my age now or what, but I just cant grind a game out anymore.

"Ride 10 minutes across the map, punch guy in face, take money, ride 10 minutes back." Rinse and repeat. 

It also seems like Rockstar sacrificed fun for realism. Realism sounds cool in theory, but no, I don't feel like eating, bathing, or watching a 5 minute deer skinning montage every time I hunt.

Also, I agree with you on The Last of Us. TLOU is absolutely the best game I've ever played. I can't wait for the 2nd one 


February 4th, 2019 at 5:17 PM ^

Didn't play RDR and haven't played 2 yet. Just re-played the Witcher 3 which I'd still put as my #1. Just started AC Odyssey, so far so good. RDR2 will probably be next on my list.



February 5th, 2019 at 6:44 AM ^

I picked up Witcher 3 a little while ago and I am about 15 hours into the game.  What I told someone this, they said I was just getting started.  I stopped playing Witcher so I could play the new PS4 God of war which is an amazing game.  I am also slowly working my way through the new spider man game which is good.  It is so satisfying to web swing around the city.  


February 4th, 2019 at 9:39 PM ^

I hadn't played any of the Witcher games until last month.  Got a great deal on Witcher 3 complete edition.  One of the best games I ever played, don't know why it took so long to try it.  Long ass game lots of fun.  Now I am on Witcher 2.   I also like all the Batman Arkham games and Fallout games.   Still gotta try Red Dead 2,  the first one was great.   


February 4th, 2019 at 5:18 PM ^

1.) Red Dead 2 was amazing. Incredible amount of detail and things to do. Hot-tip: Do the white logo missions when you can because some of them go away forever the farther you get into the story. I've beaten the game and don't play online so it's a paper weight for me now until I pick it up again in a year. Any one have experience with it online? Worth it? 

2.) Without saying a sports game (everyone would and should say NCAA Football) it'd probably be Assassins Creed. The franchise is a bit saturated at this point but at the height of it, AC was the truth. Call of Duty 3 as well. 


February 4th, 2019 at 11:10 PM ^

I ranked up relatively highly online and stopped about two-three weeks ago. It's still in beta and will be for another month or two while they test and develop more content (including multiplayer story + game modes). 

Not a total waste of time if you play online, but it will be more engaging later. I'm actually telling my friends not to play online now because I don't want them to lose interest and I'm assuming it will be better later. In the meantime, it's good if you don't mind grinding.


February 4th, 2019 at 6:28 PM ^

Super Tecmo Bowl hands down...hours that could have been spent studying...were wrapped up in daily playoffs in the apartment. Went to Arborland to pick it up when it hit the shelves....still play the game on my original console vs my son...became one of his favorite games as well...he still hasn't figured out how a QB can throw a 100 yard bomb for a TD🤣

Frank Chuck

February 4th, 2019 at 5:20 PM ^

Crown this youtuber. He smartly explains the many infuriating flaws of RDR2.

GIST: The gameplay is broken.

I'm over the many lemmings in the video game industry trying to label every new hyped but deeply flawed AAA game as a masterpiece. I'll neither forget nor forgive all the reviewers who proclaimed Fallout 4 as a 10/10 genre-defining game when the game was actually awful and a clear sign of Bethesda's precipitous decline. (LOL @ the dumpster fire that is Fallout 76.)


As one person in the comments succinctly explained:
RDR2 features narrative highs and gameplay lows.


Witcher 3 is the best video game I've ever played. It's not my favorite - I like Arkane's Dishonored or Supergiant's Transistor as my favorites - but Witcher 3 is the best.

In general, I dislike the fantasy genre (hence, I don't care about Game of Thrones) but the Witcher series was so well done that it changed my perception of what the genre could be.

I'm eagerly anticipating CDPR's Cyberpunk 2077.