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Decline Do you even play new RPGs anymore?

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by Bester, Sep 12, 2020.

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Are you an RPG GaM3r?

  1. Yeah I'm into Fallout 3, DIVOS, Pillars, BG3 and dirty underwear

  2. No

  3. KC

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  1. Bester ⚰️☠️⚱️ Patron Vatnik

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    I went into gamedev, because my best memories were tied to Fallout, BG2, VTMB. I was young.
    Но время шло и события развивались.
    Now I'm 32 and I don't even play new titles, it's not fun. And the games that I loved the most, I loved them for their narrative.

    I have a crisis of identity. I don't want to see games or make games. It's a disgusting thing entirely.
    So recently I started reading 14 hours a day. And I enjoy it much more than gaming. Fuck gaming?

    I think being a storyfag means you're in the wrong place, just go read books to have direct access to narrative, cutting through all the bullshit.
     
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  2. Lemming42 Arcane

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    Wasteland 3 is good.
     
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  3. The Decline Arcane

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    I played through the Pillars series and Tyranny recently after having not played any CRPGs for a couple years. I enjoyed them, but obviously not as much as the classics. I am going through Pathfinder right now and I'm having a blast.
     
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  4. Parsifarka Arcane

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    Yes, we've been telling you storyfags for years: GET OUT! Go read book -only then we will have respectable top RPG polls.
     
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  5. lukaszek the determinator

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    you had me at underwear

    EDIT: I had a thread about people no longer enjoying new rpgs past 30 and you were laughing
     
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  6. AdamReith Savant Patron

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    The classics have become legend to me, as has the hero who played them to completion.
     
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  7. Agesilaus Antiquity Studio Patron Developer

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy Codex USB, 2014
    I don't play recent AAA games, or almost any game on day of release. I do play RPGS from the last few years though, there have been some good ones. There are some great ones on the horizon, too; see Iron Tower Studio's Colony Ship for example.

    If you're reading fiction novels 14 hours a day then you need to take a long hard look at yourself in the mirror.
     
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  8. Been there.

    Try this:

    https://play.aidungeon.io/

    :M
     
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  9. frajaq Arbiter

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    im a wagie so I play less and less these days
     
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  10. Poseidon00 Savant

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    No they are all ass without exception and it's gotten so bad I can't be fucked to risk 20$ on sale to find out if it's worth my time.

    I'm not even particularly picky, modern developers or their studios and probably both just do not understand what is good and what is not.
     
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  11. Poseidon00 Savant

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    If you are trying to replace books with RPGs you are gonna have a bad time. I think both have their place. If I want a good story, I read books. If I want to fill the story in with my imagination, I play games. Rarely does a game do narrative better, but a handful do.
     
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  12. Bester ⚰️☠️⚱️ Patron Vatnik

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    Ok, what am I looking at, doc?
     
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  13. Crispy I'm trying to improve my attitude. Undisputed Queen of Faggotry

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    The fuck is this doing in Politics? Fuckin' idiot.

    Moving.
     
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  14. GentlemanCthulhu Savant

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    I do attempt them, but the playthroughs go on a turtle's pace since the play sessions are so far in-between and not that very long either. And to be honest the reasoning is mostly that I use Linux and hate to have to restart my computer just to boot into windows....
     
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  15. Mr. Magniloquent Savant

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    Of course I play new games. Why wouldn't anyone who still games as a hobby? I understand if the dark decade starting in the early/mid 2000s dampened your spirit, but such time has passed. Playing the same games ritualistically to the preemptive disdain of all else is the kind of cognitive fugue found in geriatrics at a slot machine.

    If the medium gives you no pleasure at all, then move on. I had a similar quandary several years ago. I got over it when I realized that it's because I was no longer a boy, and no longer living a boys life. It's liberating. I can now play games when I have free time and have fun, and walk away. They're no longer an obsession. You really should try some new games. RPGs and otherwise. There are some really good ones released in the last 5 years.

    *Typos
     
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  16. I forgot he put me on ignore, lol.

    Eh, serves him right. Be bored then, Mr Safe Space. :M
     
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  17. Riddler Magister Patron

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    I mostly play games that aren't RPGs these days but occasionally there comes along an RPG, like AoD, Kingmaker or DE, that is worth playing.
     
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  18. Catacombs Cipher Patron

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    Make the Codex Great Again! Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    Are you not working? How are you reading 14 hours a day? And what, exactly, are you reading?
     
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  19. vmar Savant

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    As a combat fag I still manage to find plenty to play. Give me some turn based squad combat with a little depth and I'm good.
     
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  20. Goldschmidt Learned

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    I hardly play anything myself. I just quickly look up some youtube videos and judge the game like that. I guess I will only buy and play Cyberpunk 2077 this year.

    Last month I started reading the Otherland series from Tad Williams. In my opinion it is better than Tolkien's Lord of the Rings and Martin's Song of Fire and Ice. His other series Memory, Sorrow and Thorn is nothing special though.
     
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  21. M. AQVILA Arcane

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    Aside from Tale of Wuxia which I played recently and enjoyed very much, I very rarely play any RPGs anymore. There's nothing worth playing, which is also mostly why I very rarely post here.
     
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  22. Gregz Arcane

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    I voted no, but there's an exception to every rule.

    After Wasteland 3 has been sufficiently beta tested, I'll certainly play it.
     
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  23. Blutwurstritter Learned

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    I typically play games from other genres when i am sick of rpgs. After a while i find myself looking for rpgs again, most of the time i am lucky and there are some games ready at that point. The time i take to come back is something between 1-3 years i'd guess. I also have rare adventure streaks when i play pretty much only adventure games but that happens perhaps every five years or so. Nothing wrong with taking a break.
     
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  24. Jasede Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    Sure, I love brand new RPGs, I played Knights of the Chalice 2 this year.
     
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  25. HeatEXTEND Cipher Patron

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    Iron Tower Studios and Stygian redeemed cRPGs for me, thank god.
     
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