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CP77, TES 6, Starfield: New GPU or XBSX?

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I can’t really get into the straight d&d games to much stuff I never got into that I’d have to read up on and learn about. Plus the og Zelda on the 1980’s Nintendo is what started me on rpg so I never really got to at down the hole besides Zelda games then oblivion is what hooked me on elderscrolls games at this point that was almost 20 years ago now.

bethesda really needs to up their game release speed I mean 3-5 years is one thing but 10-15 is pissing me off.

On a side note you all see the rumors that obsidian is making a new Vegas 2 game now that Microsoft owns both game devs. If that’s true I’m super excited for that.
 

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Plus the og Zelda on the 1980’s Nintendo is what started me on rpg
I still play that occasionally. I sucks that I still remember all the secrets... OP before L1 dungeon...
I had a friend in school that used me as a guinea pig to practice his DM skills... Sadly, I never played Bauldur's Gate as I was more into JRPGs at the time. Then previously stated friend gave me a copy of NWN... It was downhill from there... (my wallet still cries!) Come to think about it, he was the one who made me buy the original Fallout...

Come to think of it, back in those days you no more than upgraded your hardware and then had to upgrade again... Its kinda nice that tech has stagnated a little. My wallet is much happier. :)
 

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On a side note you all see the rumors that obsidian is making a new Vegas 2 game now that Microsoft owns both game devs. If that’s true I’m super excited for that.
If this happens I might disappear from society for a while...
 

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I didn't know that [nVidia became Nvidia]... Maybe I should put TechpowerUp back in the rotation...
I've just added them to my RSS reader. Had a look and maybe I can learn from them. (I use Reeder 4 on iOS, I've never been into RSS, but it was free and I've been trying to get the most out of it, maybe one day I'll buy the latest version. I think they want like $5 for it.) And yeah, as far as Nvidia goes, I only learned that seeing people write it the other way and decided to look it up.

I don't know if I would call Pathfinder a D&D knock-off. I'm sure it was the main inspiration, but there is a lot in the ruleset that is different. Sadly, I can't remember the details.
Well, that might have been a bit more pejorative than I intended. D&D went through a lot of version changes over the years, and after Wizards of the Coast bought the IP from TSR, one big change they made to Fourth Edition was to change the math and pretty much require miniatures. A lot of D&D fans stuck with 3.5 because of the controversial change, and 4e is regarded as the worst version, though it has its fans. Pathfinder, as I understood it, was an attempt to continue D&D along the path 3.5 set it on. I'm a bit more curious about Starfinder since that is more like Star Trek. I don't think it's played as much... side story, my niece got into D&D when she was around 11 or 12, and I got to bring her to an anime convention where they had a rotating D&D game, same campaign reset every couple hours. So we reserved a block (just for her, I only supervised) and I noticed they were playing Starfield at the next table over. The GM was more than happy to give me a (very) brief introduction to what it was all about, and I wanted to play, but all their slots were filled, and of course I wasn't going to leave my preteen niece alone with a bunch of older guys (and some gals, actually). And as luck would have it, they were very welcoming to her as a new player, and she did well.</tangent>

PCs are good at math. Just not so good with RNGs.
Because DMs/GMs can fudge dice rolls. At the table, the interest is having fun. Computers can't comprehend that. D&D 5e (and maybe other systems?) uses a system called Inspiration, where if the player is getting into the role, the DM can issue them one point of inspiration, which can be used to reroll any d20 roll (attack or saving throw) once. It's a second chance that can be granted, and it can turn the tide. But even beyond that, if a player is getting real into it, and they roll badly, the DM can overturn a bad roll and say they hit, or they can overturn a good roll and say they missed for other reasons. Things like this can easily break a game if the DM is new at it, but can also make a game better as it can keep players engaged. Computers aren't really capable of this. There are a number of games where, if it's obvious the player understands what needs to be done, but maybe isn't doing it exactly right, the game just keeps failing them. A few will let you skip the event if you fail a certain number of times — I think Grand Theft Auto V had this — but I have yet to see one that says, "you know what? You're clearly trying, let's just give it to you so you have fun and don't get frustrated." And then move the game along.

I did not know about [Path of Exile]. I wonder how many hours I would have sunk into it?
Don't worry about it, I did not do my due diligence and check the name. That isn't it, either — that is a free action RPG with pay-to-win mechanics. Never played it, just must have heard the name. The name I was thinking of was Pillars of Eternity. And now there's a second one.

In my previous post I forgot The Outer Worlds . There is another game that had a great beginning sameish middle and were out to lunch for the ending.
What a dumb, fun game. I had a blast with The Outer Worlds, but it was not great by any means. Just a lot of fun. I assume by "middle," you mean that big planet you're supposed to land in the far northwest town of, and make a backwards U trip through it to get to where you need to go. Or you can spend 10,000 credits (I think) to get a landing pass there and fight your way through. That "middle" was alright, but I wish they put that much effort into the rest of the planets, because that felt like the real game, with everything before being the setup and everything after being the buildup to the ending. And then there was an early bug that made the game unbeatable — while storming the Tartarus prison (just how overused is that term? My Hero Academia uses it for their supervillain lockup, too), there's a part where the game would crash upon you entering a room because an NPC's dialog was broken. The only way to advance, until they patched it (I assume they did, anyway), was to shoot the guy from outside the room and then go through. And the last boss was straight up bullshit. It wasn't that hard, but it was Just Another Stupid Boss Fight. (So was Alduin from Skyrim, to be fair.)
 

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that is a free action RPG with pay-to-win mechanics.
No longer interested... Pillors of Eternity has been on my radar, but for some reason I have never pulled the trigger and bought it.
while storming the Tartarus prison
Persona 3?...
there's a part where the game would crash upon you entering a room because an NPC's dialog was broken.
Strange, I don't remember that. Just shows how memorable that part of the game was... running around in a pointless battle royale. The first time through there, I somehow missed the scene with the president (or whoever). I did have fun with the 3rd ending option making the "dumb" choice. Best ending the game had.
I assume by "middle," you mean that big planet you're supposed to land in the far northwest town of, and make a backwards U trip through it to get to where you need to go.
There was actually a lot of fun things to do there. You could tell though, that they did not put in the same effort as they did with the first planet. I was talking about the planet that had all the rich people and corporate big wigs. The whole thing just felt empty to me. There were plenty of chances for great jokes and goofy quests that made no sense. Maybe its just me...
 

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Strange, I don't remember that. Just shows how memorable that part of the game was... running around in a pointless battle royale. The first time through there, I somehow missed the scene with the president (or whoever). I did have fun with the 3rd ending option making the "dumb" choice. Best ending the game had.
You might have shot him, or he might have caught some friendly fire... and/or you played after the patch. It was a pretty forgettable part. I also loved the "bad" ending. The game was fun as a shooter, but playing it the second time as an idiot, and flying the ship into the sun just felt more fitting. Also, I didn't have to do the Tartarus level, so that's another plus.

I know The Outer Worlds got an expansion, but I don't really care. I admire what Obsidian were going for, but I'm done with the game, and nothing in the expansion's trailer made me want to come back. Same thing with Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, except that game was good (unless you played the Switch version). Not so relevant to Fallout players, as it's more of a modern Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (from the same project lead), but after beating the game twice... it was supposed to come with all this free DLC to snub the industry that outed the project lead, but instead came with a $10 cosmetic DLC and a $10-15 soundtrack. The free stuff is trickling out, but almost 2 years later, most of it is still "on the horizon" and we're not sure we'll ever see what was promised. Still, if you like the "Metroidvania" formula, the game at launch was quite good... once. Maybe twice, if you want to do the New Game+ thing where it's easy street (not that the base game was hard, aside from like two bosses).
 

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You might have shot him, or he might have caught some friendly fire... and/or you played after the patch. It was a pretty forgettable part. I also loved the "bad" ending. The game was fun as a shooter, but playing it the second time as an idiot, and flying the ship into the sun just felt more fitting. Also, I didn't have to do the Tartarus level, so that's another plus.
Its Highly possible I shot him before he had a chance to do his dialog. My first run I RPd as a "These Corporation types can burn" style. There was a high body count. My second was more neutral. I actually listened to people before shooting. I was a little better (gameplaywise) that way. The playing as an idiot ending was great. I never did finish my "I'm for the corporations" playthrough. They left it wide open for a sequel. I wonder if we'll ever see one.
The real kicker for me, was they promised mod support. I still don't know if that happened. Maybe I should open up Google? I quit paying attention after the first DLC dropped.
I know The Outer Worlds got an expansion, but I don't really care. I admire what Obsidian were going for, but I'm done with the game, and nothing in the expansion's trailer made me want to come back.
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I don't really play many action games any more. My reflexes are crap these days. The endless frustration that causes forces me to realize I need to play more casual games. Too bad turn based RPGs are all but dead these days. I did buy a Neptunia pack on a Steam sale a few years back. The ReBirth series has to be the goofiest games I ever played. It was especially good when you understood the gaming references they were parodying.

Still, in relation to the OP, none of the games I have played in the last 5 years has required me to upgrade my hardware. The only thing so far is the Creation Kit. I have been told that I need more RAM for that. I don't think a supercomputer could make that software run any better... :scratchhead
 
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