BlueSpark wrote:Yeah, it's amazing how many people put their lifeblood into creating mods and sharing them with the community. Some are pretty small and innocuous, while others - at least for the PC version - are fully staffed projects and completely turn the base game on its head. I would've never been able to truly enjoy Fallout 3 or S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl if not for some incredible overhaul mods. That's why I'm hoping more game developers/publishers will start supporting modders the way Bethesda has.
You're right about that because I know of mods for Skyrim that completely transform the game, even the smaller mods can make a big difference to someone's gameplay.
If developers support modders, that would make a huge difference.
There is also porting games over from console to PC, some work lovely, other don't work so well like "Batman Arkham Knight" or "Assassin's Creed Unity" . But it must be hard to port something over to PC with all the coding..
BlueSpark wrote:That's right - in fact, the Tales of titles are the only console games I possess (excluding handhelds). Although I did actually play through Valkyria Chronicles with my brother a while back. I know this one has a huge fanbase (including Andrew and Chris), so I'm a little sad to say it was only an 'OK' experience for me. Neither the gameplay nor the story truly grabbed me.
I've only played "Tales of Xillia" on PS3, really good game though.
Ah, that's a shame.. Yeah, I do like Valkyria Chronicles so you could say I'm in the same boat as Chris and Andrew here with the fanbase. I also like the "Atelier" series as you may know already, I'm not sure you can get those games for PC, I'll have a look for you.
Back to the "Tales of" series, I didn't know there was an anime of "Tales of Symphonia", it's sadly not dubbed but the first episode I have watched was good.
BlueSpark wrote:Now that's a tough question (the 2nd part, I mean). I'd say that the genre I've played the most of are shooters, mainly of the single-player variety. I adore the first 2 F.E.A.R. games, Max Payne is an oldie with an incredible atmosphere, and of course, there's S.T.A.L.K.E.R. as a franchise of really cool survival shooters (with the right mods, that is). I can also recommend BioShock 1 and 2 as well as the Borderlands games. Far Cry 1 was nice. However, if you're not a PC gamer, I imagine getting used to playing a FPS with keyboard and mouse would be an arduous process.
I've also sunk my fair share of playtime into Diablo 2 and 3 over the years. You can play 3 on consoles these days, too. I think StarCraft 1 and 2 as well as WarCraft 3 are great for their campaign modes alone (Can you tell Blizzard Entertainment has shaped my gaming history quite a bit ?). I think those should the most influential titles I could recommend. Of course, it all comes down to what kinds of games you're looking for.
I remember you saying about the F.E.A.R. series before, you said the third game didn't work well on PC?
OH! I know S.T.A.L.K.E.R from some Youtube videos I watch, it's set in Chernobyl if I remember correctly. I always wanted to play that game, I could download it when my internet eventually speeds up.
Do you remember a game on PC called "Doom"? I used to like that game too, I like my retro games. =3
I'm alright with keyboard and mouse, thanks for asking. ^^ It's not that hard for me to transition to using a controller for driving and keyboard+mouse for walking/menus etc.. I do it with "My Summer Car" and "Euro Truck Simulator 2". I would assume FPS games would be infinitely better with a mouse since it's faster and more accurate. Sure, controllers have sensitivity settings in console games than can be turned up so you're spinning around out of control (seriously, CoD MW1 taught me this...), there is also a matter of dexterity and reflexes in using a mouse.
Oh, I play any game genre. I often just play what I can find but I do have a fondness for indie horror games...
BlueSpark wrote:Certainly makes me a happy panda. And you know what else? I started browsing the Animedubs Reddit yesterday and found out that Funimation has announced the ReLIFE OVAs for November! ReLIFE was such an amazing series, and I'm dying to find out how it concludes.
I see we share the same news site for dubs. I was thinking of signing up for a Reddit account a few weeks ago but never got around to it, one day I will.
*Goes to check /r/AnimeDubs* Yes! I can take a sigh of relief now, I was gonna give in and watch the sub but now I know there is going to be a dub for it. THANK YOU!