Gaming Confessions & Blasphemy

McIrishJihad wrote:

I will never play another Peter Molyneux game after finishing Fable 3

Whenever I have morality choices, I always lean good. Even in tabletop games, I tend to be a goody goody, "let's save the world" and take on everyone's problems kind of guy. I did this in Fable 3 (without the aforementioned time cheats), and the result you get at the end of the game? Every night I thought I'd have more time, I would think "no way, he's gotta give me a chance to get more money and buy my way out of this".

I did not break a single one of my promises to the groups that help you get to the end.

And what do I get?

Spoiler:

99% of Albion doesn't survive.

I beat the game, but felt like I failed. I finished, but so unsatisfactorily. Don't get me wrong - the last few hours of the game gives you some amazingly hard decisions, but I won't let Molyneux do that to me again.

While I had some major issues with Fable 3, in regards to spoiler...

Spoiler:

I believe what Molyneux was trying to do was drive home the notion that you can't be that good when it comes to real world politics. You can't please everyone and then save the day. Sometimes you have to be the bad guy in order to get things done.

Except you can technically get around it. Basically just f*ck around while all your property makes loads and loads of cash, and then you can put your own money into it. I don't remember if I was 100% good on keeping my promises, but for the most part I was able to save most of the kingdom.

The real problem is I still feel a lot of the choices they forced were bullsh*t. I think. I just remember liking Fable 1 and 2, flaws and all, but as soon as I beat 3 it went right to GameStop.

Pikey26 wrote:

Never finished Bioshock

Same. Got through like one area, stuck for a while, and never went back.

I've never legitimately finished an Elder Scrolls game.

Typically flow goes like this: Woot! New Elder Scrolls! Install and "Go right for your first quest!" *Goes left*. 60 hours later and a minor handful of steps through the main quest, I uninstall. 6 months later, I say I'm actually going to finish it this time. Start over, spend 20 hours tinkering with mods, then just twink my way to the end just to see the ending. Speaking of which, still haven't finished Skyrim...

I hate game missions where failure means restarting the mission.

Ie, GTA. Enjoyment factor drops dramatically the fourth time I have to drive 10 minutes across the map, only die 10 seconds into the meat of the mission.

Racing games, sports games, don't like them. Not one bit.

The only possible exception is Mario Kart with friends (and not the Wii version which was terrible).

Grubber788 wrote:

Has anyone finished Bioshock? I feel like that's the number one confession in this thread.

(I haven't finished it either. I'm not at all excited for Bioshock Infinite because of it)

Yeah twice.

I doubt I will pick up 2 again, or buy Infinite. The Live integration on 2 was just terrible. I lost 2 beginning saves because Live took a good 10 minutes to log me in or kept dropping out. And you need to be logged in to live to save.

That's something, anyone who thinks MS is going to turn around an do good by PC gaming and suddenly make all their PC bits and pieces (GFWL, etc) work well is suffering from stockholm syndrome.

KingGorilla wrote:
Grubber788 wrote:

Has anyone finished Bioshock? I feel like that's the number one confession in this thread.

(I haven't finished it either. I'm not at all excited for Bioshock Infinite because of it)

Yeah twice.

I doubt I will pick up 2 again, or buy Infinite. The Live integration on 2 was just terrible. I lost 2 beginning saves because Live took a good 10 minutes to log me in or kept dropping out. And you need to be logged in to live to save.

I really want to play 2, but it crashes every. single. time. I blame Live completely. I have three games on my system that require Live; one works fine, one I had to make a local account to play, and Bioshock 2 just sh*ts the bed every time I try to start it. Maybe I'll re-download it and try again, but it makes me sad and angry every time I try to run it.

Chumpy_McChump wrote:
KingGorilla wrote:
Grubber788 wrote:

Has anyone finished Bioshock? I feel like that's the number one confession in this thread.

(I haven't finished it either. I'm not at all excited for Bioshock Infinite because of it)

Yeah twice.

I doubt I will pick up 2 again, or buy Infinite. The Live integration on 2 was just terrible. I lost 2 beginning saves because Live took a good 10 minutes to log me in or kept dropping out. And you need to be logged in to live to save.

I really want to play 2, but it crashes every. single. time. I blame Live completely. I have three games on my system that require Live; one works fine, one I had to make a local account to play, and Bioshock 2 just sh*ts the bed every time I try to start it. Maybe I'll re-download it and try again, but it makes me sad and angry every time I try to run it.

I had the same thing happen when I picked up Viva Pinata for $0.99. Wouldn't run, no matter what. Deleted, tried to re-download, nothing. Wound up getting a new PC, installed perfectly fine the first time. WTF?

Pirate Bob wrote:

I've never legitimately finished an Elder Scrolls game.

Skyrim is the first Elder Scrolls game I finished, and my first 1000/1000 Achievement ever too. I've put hundreds of hours into Morrowind, Oblivion and Fallout 3, but never beat any of them.

On a similar note, Red Dead Redemption is the first Rockstar game that I ever beat, and I've owned and enjoyed every one of their sandbox games since GTA III.

Scratched wrote:

That's something, anyone who thinks MS is going to turn around an do good by PC gaming and suddenly make all their PC bits and pieces (GFWL, etc) work well is suffering from stockholm syndrome.

It's not like everyone else is all unicorns and rainbows. I bought mass effect 3 at release and to this day, it still won't go past the 'press any key' screen and they haven't patched it. This is on the third load of windows (8 CP, 7 and then 8 release) and second round of video cards, so I doubt it's my machine. Farking origin.

This is more of a confession than blasphemy.

In high school I was a dudebro

It's true. I know, shocking! I only played video games occasionally and when I did they were sports games or FPSs. Once I played my first online game I became infatuated with games and the culture. Which was in my senior year of high school. Although I didn't really embrace it openly until I moved away from the town I grew up in. I think this may have something to do with my hatred of anything dudebro. I really think they all have an inner "someone else" that's waiting to get out. They just are not comfortable enough to let it.

Ariskany Evan wrote:

I can't think of one truly adult, artistic, philosophically-stimulating video game.

There are certainly hints of that in a lot of games of today, but nothing comes to mind that I could recommend to my non-gaming friends as being culturally important.

This might tickle your fancy. I'll let the creators speak for themselves:

"The Cat and the Coup is a documentary videogame in which you play the cat of Dr. Mohammed Mossadegh, the first democratically elected Prime Minister of Iran. During the summer of 1953, the CIA engineered a coup to bring about his downfall. As a player, you coax Mossadegh back through significant events of his life by knocking objects off of shelves, scattering his papers, jumping on his lap and scratching him."

It's a free game, pretty to look at and it only takes 20 minutes to play. Rock Paper Shotgun did an article.

You can download/check it out here

I don't want a PS3 or an X-Box 360.
I've looked at them. My wife has made offers to start saving for one. Then I looked at the game library. The small number of titles that interest me can't seem to justify the investment of time and money. AAA titles don't ever excite me, and online FPS games with two little analog nubs actually make me feel sad.

I would rather play shooters with a mouse or a Wii remote.
Yes. RE4 was the only game in the series I even liked, now that walking and aiming at things actually made sense. House of the Dead Overkill was awesome. Even Ghostbusters was more fun with a natural aiming system instead of a tiny nub to swing around.

Bethesda will never have my money again
Not after I got locked in that dungeon in Daggerfall. Don't feel bad about not finishing any Elder Scrolls. Just know there's a chance you could have been taken out of the game by a rotten bug as well.

Scratched wrote:

I must (slightly) balance this by saying that System Shock2 is still better, although, f*** Ken Levine for the psychic monkeys.

Oh yes. Not much beats System Shock 2.

ccesarano wrote:

While I had some major issues with Fable 3, in regards to spoiler...

(...other stuff...)

I totally get that, and know there were ways around it (making my own money), and appreciate being forced to make hard decisions.

But the way it all played out, just turned me off. I didn't want to make the hard choice and break promises.

so...yes...I'm a hypocrite. I want to be forced to make hard choices, but I still want to "be the hero" at the end of the day.

McIrishJihad wrote:

I will never play another Peter Molyneux game after finishing Fable 3

Made that personal decision after Fable II.

Redwing wrote:

I think the PS3 Controller is just fine.

I use the 360 Controller on my PC, and it's fine too. Comparing the two feels like comparing toasters, so long as they get the job done I'm not too fussed beyond that.

Right there with you on this one. I felt like the original pack-in Sixaxis was a little light feeling but the DualShock 3 is just fine.

S0LIDARITY wrote:
McIrishJihad wrote:

I will never play another Peter Molyneux game after finishing Fable 3

Made that personal decision after Fable II.

I made that decision after Black and White.. and after Fable.. and after Fable III. I'm sure I'll make it again a few times down the line

Tanglebones wrote:
S0LIDARITY wrote:
McIrishJihad wrote:

I will never play another Peter Molyneux game after finishing Fable 3

Made that personal decision after Fable II.

I made that decision after Black and White.. and after Fable.. and after Fable III. I'm sure I'll make it again a few times down the line

Right after you drop a grand on tapping?

ibdoomed wrote:
Tanglebones wrote:
S0LIDARITY wrote:
McIrishJihad wrote:

I will never play another Peter Molyneux game after finishing Fable 3

Made that personal decision after Fable II.

I made that decision after Black and White.. and after Fable.. and after Fable III. I'm sure I'll make it again a few times down the line

Right after you drop a grand on tapping?

Nah, I'll just check out its ending on Youtube

EverythingsTentative wrote:

In high school I was a dudebro

Considering my first reaction of you was that you were cosplaying one of the 1950's characters from Back to the Future or one of the Doctor Cindy-Lou-Whoses, I have a hard time imagining resembling anything even close to a dudebro.

Tanglebones wrote:
S0LIDARITY wrote:
McIrishJihad wrote:

I will never play another Peter Molyneux game after finishing Fable 3

Made that personal decision after Fable II.

I made that decision after Black and White.. and after Fable.. and after Fable III. I'm sure I'll make it again a few times down the line

"I'll play Curiosity but that is it! This time I mean it!"

ccesarano wrote:
Tanglebones wrote:
S0LIDARITY wrote:
McIrishJihad wrote:

I will never play another Peter Molyneux game after finishing Fable 3

Made that personal decision after Fable II.

I made that decision after Black and White.. and after Fable.. and after Fable III. I'm sure I'll make it again a few times down the line

"I'll play Curiosity but that is it! This time I mean it!"

OMFG - I keep seeing coverage for it and going "man, I really want to know what's in the box!"

Want to know what it is for me? Disappointment and sadness. I'm not buying it. Maybe if I repeat that to myself a few more times, it'll sink in...

McIrishJihad wrote:
ccesarano wrote:
Tanglebones wrote:
S0LIDARITY wrote:
McIrishJihad wrote:

I will never play another Peter Molyneux game after finishing Fable 3

Made that personal decision after Fable II.

I made that decision after Black and White.. and after Fable.. and after Fable III. I'm sure I'll make it again a few times down the line

"I'll play Curiosity but that is it! This time I mean it!"

OMFG - I keep seeing coverage for it and going "man, I really want to know what's in the box!"

Want to know what it is for me? Disappointment and sadness. I'm not buying it. Maybe if I repeat that to myself a few more times, it'll sink in... :D

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Tanglebones wrote:
McIrishJihad wrote:
ccesarano wrote:
Tanglebones wrote:
S0LIDARITY wrote:
McIrishJihad wrote:

I will never play another Peter Molyneux game after finishing Fable 3

Made that personal decision after Fable II.

I made that decision after Black and White.. and after Fable.. and after Fable III. I'm sure I'll make it again a few times down the line

"I'll play Curiosity but that is it! This time I mean it!"

OMFG - I keep seeing coverage for it and going "man, I really want to know what's in the box!"

Want to know what it is for me? Disappointment and sadness. I'm not buying it. Maybe if I repeat that to myself a few more times, it'll sink in... :D

IMAGE(http://stillsinglebecause.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/funny-brad-pitt-seven-box-scene.jpg)

I can't believe I haven't seen this before in relation to this game.

Tanglebones wrote:

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Bonus Confession:

I love GIRP.

Demosthenes wrote:

To get back on topic:

I love Firefly, but I hate how Adam Baldwin has to be in like every space/sci-fi game ever now.
It was a great show, I love it to death and greatly enjoyed the reunion special on the Science channel... but please, there are other voice actors out there too. Plus I'm scared Adam is using all his money for right-wing super PACs, where as I know John Dimaggio is just going to enjoy more food and drinks and fun. :)

He was a prolific minor-character actor long before Firefly. (I've most recently caught him in Independence Day and Predator 2). Besides, he's not in nearly as many things as Steve Blum.

Stengah wrote:
Demosthenes wrote:

To get back on topic:

I love Firefly, but I hate how Adam Baldwin has to be in like every space/sci-fi game ever now.
It was a great show, I love it to death and greatly enjoyed the reunion special on the Science channel... but please, there are other voice actors out there too. Plus I'm scared Adam is using all his money for right-wing super PACs, where as I know John Dimaggio is just going to enjoy more food and drinks and fun. :)

He was a prolific minor-character actor long before Firefly. (I've most recently caught him in Independence Day and Predator 2). Besides, he's not in nearly as many things as Steven Blum

Yeah, the one thing I most remember him from outside of ID4 was the Patriot, where he was the loyalist who helped Lucius Malfoy be a jerk to the patriots, though he at least had the decency to feel a little bad about it before burning the church. You know, not enough to stop, but he made a face.

And Full Metal Jacket.

S0LIDARITY wrote:
McIrishJihad wrote:

I will never play another Peter Molyneux game after finishing Fable 3

Made that personal decision after Fable II.

Just to complete the Fables. I genuinely made the same decision after Fable 1. The divide between what was promised and the actual game was just too vast.

Scratched wrote:

And Full Metal Jacket.

My non-gaming confession - I haven't see that movie (and lots of other movies I should have watched by now).

"Farming" as a feature of your game is dumb.
I can appreciate doing an enjoyable activity over and over again, for instance a match of your favourite multiplayer shooter (which often can play out in a number of ways), but I'm past ever wanting to bash my head repeatedly bashing my head against one thing over and over to get something.

Tanglebones wrote:
S0LIDARITY wrote:
McIrishJihad wrote:

I will never play another Peter Molyneux game after finishing Fable 3

Made that personal decision after Fable II.

I made that decision after Black and White.. and after Fable.. and after Fable III. I'm sure I'll make it again a few times down the line

It is like saying you will never drink again when you have a hangover.