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If you could play a life simulator game, which time peroid would you prefer?

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by Tavernking, Jun 9, 2019.

  1. Tavernking Don't believe his lies Shitposter

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    Ideas: Ancient greece, Rome, Medieval Europe, Eastern Europe during the mongol invasion, Viking age, Rennainace, Napoleon, WWI and the roaring twenties, etc.
     
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  2. RaptorRex888 Educated

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    Roman Republic or Classical Athens
     
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  3. DalekFlay Arcane Patron

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    The only reason I play the shitty Assassin's Creed games is to wander around ancient cities. I'd love for that to become a genre of its own, especially in first-person. Which would I prefer? Probably Victorian London or 1920's New York. Occupied Paris in WW2 would be interesting. For much older times, Rome at the height of the Empire period jumps out.
     
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  4. octavius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    I wonder if at one point we will have something akin to Google Maps where you can walk around in cities, even from different times?
     
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  5. Falksi Arcane

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    The Porn age
     
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  6. turkishronin Learned

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    19th century France
     
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  7. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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    Viking Age, and then maybe Noir York CIty.
     
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  8. Beggar Learned

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    Being a jew in nazi occupied Poland
     
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  9. Catacombs Scholar Patron

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    Mobster during Prohibition.
    Knight during Medieval times.
    Spy during the Cold War.
    Oil tycoon during the industrial revolution
     
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  10. Lemming42 Arcane

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    Always thought it'd be cool to have a game like this where nothing happens and there's no shitty combat system or anything, but the devs just focus on making a world that truly feels "alive", maybe with interesting NPCs with stories to tell you. Euro Truck Simulator but in the Old West or some shit.

    It could be a genuinely innovative and useful way of learning history, going around a faithful (or as faithful as possible) recreation of a historical area and talking to people in the world who'll tell you historically accurate information in an engaging way.

    Seconding DalekFlay's suggestion, I'd love to walk around Victorian London. See all the fancy dresses and hats, then go to the poorer districts to laugh in the faces of the tuberculosis-suffering street urchins.
     
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  11. Somberlain Arcane Zionist Agent

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    During the Mongol Invasions so I can live out the glory days of my ancestors.
     
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  12. hoothoot Scholar Patron

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    The Land Before Time
     
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  13. BR4ZIL Novice

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    Obviously 16-17th century europe, the time where a man could wear the most flamboyant clothing and hats possible, use a large codpiece to intimidate everyone and go to war dressed like that[​IMG]
     
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  14. Morkar illiterate

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    17th Century Age of Sail
     
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  15. Tavernking Don't believe his lies Shitposter

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    Why not Sparta (ancient Nazi Germany) or Corinth? (ancient las vegas with temple orgies)
     
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  16. Circuit Magister

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    Some pre-antiquity mediterranean civilization.
     
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  17. catfood AGAIN

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    We have gay pride parades today too.
     
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  18. PorkyThePaladin Arcane

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    Beautiful picture, but you gotta figure, in reality, these were terrible times. Constant warfare over political, social and religious issues, still occasional plagues and famines, and all that fun stuff. Getting shot by a musket in those days was also a really bad way to go. Unlike modern rifles, which shoot thin and sharp projectiles at great force, muskets shot plodding thick balls of lead at a very slow speed, so instead of passing through the person's body, they would transfer all their momentum into the flesh, causing tremendous amounts of pain and suffering. From what I understand, most people died from shock.


    As far as the OP, I would be down with any cool historical setting. It's sad that year after year, game companies invent or use all these mostly retarded settings (e.g. Divinity OS universe, or Pathfinder or Pillars) when they could just use really cool stuff from history. You have 200,000 years to work with, about 3,000 of those we have very detailed knowledge about, and a gazellion of cool settings within that.

    Joan of Arc, Saladin, Ghenghiz Khan, Musashi, Columbus, Magellan, Charlemagne, Marius, Tamerlane, Nevsky, Ashoka, Livingstone, Darius, Attila, Louis XIVth, there is almost an infinite list of cool stuff.
     
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  19. Medusa45 Learned

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    [​IMG]
     
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  20. Ovg Cipher

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    1900 (or 1880s) - 1918 (or 1935)

    All ideologies, a lot of stuff from colonial ventures to war I, the medical breakthroughs, the social change...

    A lot of shit to do
     
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  21. dbx Arcane

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    Probably some lesser known (from a westerner perspective) ancient civ.
    SJWs always scream about muh colonialism and white privilege yet the best they can come up is putting kangz in ancient/medieval europe.
    How about a "realistic" game (akin to Kingdom Come) set in ancient china or ancient india? Mesopotamia? The middle east before itzslam?
     
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  22. Kutulu Magister Patron

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    Stone age!

    Oooga boooga, bug knarr toff!
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    "We must gather the clans to fight off that vicious cave bear or humanity is surely doomed"
     
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  23. laclongquan Arcane

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  24. catfood AGAIN

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    I just want the 1990's back.
     
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  25. Morkar illiterate

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    Yeah, if you'regoing for really, really living there I would chose the 90's in Europe. Most comfort, security, privacy and freedom of speech.
     
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