What is your favorite video game?

So here is a generic question, I feel like I’ve been sharing too many news articles. My favorite so far is Final Doom - The Plutonia Experiment however it seems like Celeste can take it’s place. How about you? Bonus question: What is your favorite genre? I love First Person Shooters most myself.

Here are my 15 favorite video games of all time, limited to one per series:

  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  • Final Fantasy VII
  • Age of Empires II
  • Diablo
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
  • Doom (2016)
  • Wolfenstein: The New Order
  • Katamari Damacy
  • Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow
  • Valkyria Chronicles
  • Dark Souls
  • Super Metriod
  • Civilization III
  • Assassin’s Creed
  • Soul Calibur II
nBee
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I may have spent thousands of hours in Civilization V, Rimworld, Europa Universalis IV and Pokémon games, but if I had to choose…

  • Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time – One of the first big RPGs I played. It was the 3DS version and I loved every second of it.
  • Animal Crossing: Wild World – Even though the graphics were shitty on the DS, I adore the cozy feel of the game. Everything is so smol and tightly packed together, and visiting friends in this tiny world was the shit back in the day.
  • Minecraft – Maybe it’s the early nostalgia in me, but I feel like I’ll never really grow out of this game. Caving and building are just so fun, and I could always return to a new save and start exploring some of that b1.7.3.
@someone
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Minecraft is great, never gets old :)

@robb
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I unironically think Euro Truck Simulator 2 is one of the best games ever made. I don’t drive or have interest in car / trucks. But it’s a great game to play while listening to a podcast or some YouTube video. It’s really atmospheric and relaxing, zero stress.

Aside from that, Rimworld, Stellaris, Counter Stringe GO, Fistful of Frags.

@Bloodaxe
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ETS2 is such a chill game. It helped me relieve stress as a student. I wish I could give it a go in VR with my Logitech G29. Sadly, VR is expensive :-(

@someone
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A friend of mine was big into ETS 2, don’t know if my PC can handle it.

Probably the first Portal. It’s one of the first games I had on PC that I didn’t pirate (technically the first, but I bought like 5 of them at once, so…), and it’s also the one that got me into the idea of recording and editing gameplay, which basically got me started into the path of the job I have today, even if it’s not directly related by it.

And it still holds up, that’s what’s the most amazing part of it. There’s been alrady 8 years since I played it and it’s still a simple, amazing game. Where the sequel went for a more flashy and film-esque approach to its story, this first game gets the mood way more, in my opinion.

the portal games are absolute gems! I still haven finished portal 1 (finding it a bit tougher to beat that portal 2) I really hope valve make a portal 3 some day, the games have such a great atmosphere.

@abbenm
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Probably a tie between the first Deus Ex and the first Life is Strange.

  • Kingdom Hearts series
  • Final Fantasy series
  • Dynasty Warriors series
  • Left 4 Dead series
  • Uncharted series
  • Spec Ops: The Line
  • Duet
  • Detroit: Become Human
  • Never Alone
  • Shadow Of The Colossus
  • (and many more…)
@Zevena
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Dark Souls 1, I loved the atmosphere and the polished combat.

@Deadnaut
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While my personal fave is Demon Souls, They took their experience with that and pretty much improved everything with Dark Souls. Def the best of the bunch.

@someone
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My introduction to the Souls-like genre was Hollow Kight, it didn’t make a good first impression to say the least :(

@Bloodaxe
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Wait, you didn’t enjoy Hollow Knight?

@someone
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Souls-like mechanics ruined everything for me. Having only 2 checkpoints in a big map and having them both really far away from the boss isn’t fun for me. I can’t learn his pattern becsuse I forget whay little I have learned while trying to get back to him, having to hunt your soul just to get your stuff back is also very frustrating. I will probably play Dark Souls at one point just for the sake of being open-minded, but I am not looking forward to it at all.

@Bloodaxe
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Aah, I guess I can understand that! I like games that are a bit punishing, so for me those are not huge hurdles stopping me from enjoying the game. But hey, thank God we’re all different :grinning face with smiling eyes:

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@someone
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It is a metroidvania with souls-like elements, latter of which pretty much ruins the game.

Soulslikes are really just 3D metroidvanias though. A 2D soulslike is pretty much a regular-ass metroidvania lmao

@someone
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No, apperantly souls-likes are supposed to be like this. Hollow Knight definitely has some of those.

  • Kingdom Hearts series
  • Furi
  • The Last of Us
  • COD Zombies, specifically the BO2 era
@Bloodaxe
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Kingdom Hearts! <3

I have such a love-hate relationship with this series! I love the series as a whole but man half of the games are awful. I will never stop playing them all and enjoying them, though (':

@Kamui
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I know what ya mean xD

@someone
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Ok, Furi looks sick. Others are not really for me, especially The Last of Us.

Furi is insanely good! I’ve never seen such a mix of genres before. The story is pretty captivating with enough left open that there are still discussions about it today. Plus the OST is killer.

What’s your gripe with TLoU?

@someone
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It’s a Zombie game. It has a dark tone to boot, which isn’t bad in on itself I just don’t like the premise in this case. And from what I’ve seen there isn’t much of a game rather it’s a movie that makes you occasionally press buttons to make sure you are still paying attention. Truth be told I didn’t actually play this game and I woukdn’t play it if I had the chance.

R3stle55
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Super Mario World, all the way… 16Bits rules!

@someone
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Very good game, however I can’t get past Forest of Illusion.

The game I had the most fun playing is unepic. The story is super funny, and the gameplay is quite cool, with a lot of engaging actions, decent challenge if you play in hard mode (I recommend doing the game once in hard for the best experience, then once in easy and hard++ if you want the achievements).

I also recommend that you get it with a few friends so that you can play the multiplayer dungeons together.

@Kamui
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There are a few games/series that have a special place in my heart:

  • Kingdom Hearts (I kinda grew up with these and even though they can get kinda ridiculous, they are still special to me)

  • Chrono Trigger (Robots, dinos, swordsmen, time travel, an amazing soundtrack… it makes me so nostalgic)

  • Castlevania (the metroidvania style ones)

  • Resident Evil (more so the older ones, but the new ones aren’t bad)

  • Pokemon (My favorites were Emerald, HeartGold and OmegaRuby, the latter being the last in the series I played. I also enjoyed the Mystery Dungeon ones)

  • Persona series (4 is my favorite, but it could just be because I started with that one. Great stories, amazing relationships, awesome soundtracks)

I love Chrono Trigger, it is just such an amazing game, I never get bored of it. The SNES is full of classic gems

@Kamui
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I played this on the DS and I absolutely LOVED it. Great soundtrack c:

@someone
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I actually have Chrono Trigger on my PC, I should play it once I’m done with Celeste and Half-Life: Blue Shift. SNES is a RPG heaven, I doubt it’s better than Mother 2 tho ;)

@Metallinatus
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Metroid Prime

I can’t put into words how much I love that game.

I really can’t decide between RPG, Metroid-like or just good plain Adventure for my favorite genre, but most of my favorite games are one of those.

@Deadnaut
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One of my faves on the GC. Exploration, level design, boss fights, gold.

@someone
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I want to try that game but I don’t think setting it up on Dolphin with mouse and keyboard would be the most straightforward.

@Metallinatus
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I believe there are guides for exactly that. You can even use the mouse as the Wii cursor if you play the MP Trilogy version, it’s definitely worth a try.

Dessalines
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I need to play this.

@Metallinatus
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Please, do! From soundtrack, to ambiance, to gameplay, it’s all just so good, and the game aged like wine.

Dessalines
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This is another community with absent mods btw. Who want?

@1st
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I’m not an absent mod. There’s nothing that has been needed to be removed/modded. I am on lemmy all the time lmao.

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@Metallinatus
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I am still super new to Lemmy and am not very good at staying committed to responsibilities for long, but I can try. Worst case scenario I just fail and we get another mod, right?

@decaprecated
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i wouldn’t mind helping out, pretty much same boat as @Metallinatus@lemmy.ml

Dessalines
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mmmk I modded you both. @Metallinatus@lemmy.ml add a community icon if you would.

@decaprecated
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I made an icon, others can change it if they want.

@Metallinatus
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Yeah, I got ninja’ed, so I decided to make a banner instead!

I like your icon btw, I wouldn’t change it.

@Metallinatus
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Will do, thanks!

@decaprecated
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Celeste is definitely my favorite game of all time, but favorite genre would have to roguelikes

I love Celeste too, but it is certainly quite a tough game, I couldn’t finish it and I took a break that was too long and now I’m gonna have to start over because all the muscle memory is gone :(

@someone
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Celeste is near perfect. Honestly there are other contenders for my favorite ever, I suppose it’s easier to list them as "My favorite <game> in <genre> :D

@decaprecated
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They made a sequel to the PICO 8 version for the third anniversary, have you tried it? https://mattmakesgames.itch.io/celeste-classic-2

@someone
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Not yet but I will after I finish the non-Pico one, in which I found the original PICO8 game and didn’t stop playing until I finished it :D

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@Deadnaut
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First game that came to mind - Chaos Engine by the Bitmap Bros. Great Music, Graphics, 2 player coop. Probably their best game and they had a few classics on the Amiga. No fave genre though.

@someone
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This looks pretty cool, I will try the Genesis / Mega Drive version.

@rkg
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  • Elder Scrolls
  • No Man’s Sky
  • Red Dead Redemption
  • Outer Worlds
  • Tony Hawk (haven’t tried the remastered version)

I played so many skateboarding games on PS2 back in the day

@yogthos
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if we go by the hours I’ve put into a game it would have to be between Quake and StarCraft :)

@someone
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A fellow PC gamer I see :) +1 for Quake, such an amazing game. Most people say it’s just Doom in 3D, I didn’t really feel that way. The way guns handle, monsters, level design and most importantly the atmosphere feels very different.

the quake 1 soundtrack is also killer. Trent reznor needs to do more game stuff

@yogthos
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Yeah, and it’s the first FPS where using mouse and keyboard feels really natural. Online play was also really fun. Since it was really easy to mod people came up with so many gameplay ideas like power up runes, grappling hook, and CTF that are pretty much standard in every FPS now. I spent so much time with quakeworld. :)

@someone
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I don’t really care for the multiplayer for me it’s all about the single player campaign. Maps are wonderfully designed, movement is smooth, guns are loud, combat is fast and projectile based with tons of explosions and I love it.

@yogthos
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Oh I definitely enjoyed single player as well.

Dessalines
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Some of my favs, in no order whatsoever

  • Super Metroid
  • Mega Man X
  • Super Mario World
  • Tetris
  • Mario Kart
  • Max Payne
  • Duck hunt
  • Time crisis
  • Street fighter 2
  • Contra 3
  • smash bros
  • counter strike 1.6
  • Warcraft 3
  • red alert 2
  • virtua tennis
  • Wii sports
  • lost vikings
  • lemmings
  • Halo
  • Diablo 2
@someone
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A fello retro gamer I see :) On this list I probably love the Tetris the most followed by Super Metroid or Max Payne

Dessalines
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Max payne is a guilty pleasure for me, I replay it every year. Cheesy at times but I love film noir.

@someone
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I didn’t find it very cheesy myself, that thing is real dark. I should play the sequel sometime.

@onlooker
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This is probably cheating, but the Trails in the Sky trilogy, since it’s one story. As for my favourite genre, it’s a toss-up between JRPGs and metroidvanias.

@someone
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I’ll allow it :D These look really good, I would like to play these someday.

poVoq
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Crypt of the Necrodancer is pretty great (and has one of the best soundtracks ever).

Stellaris is a great game to sink time into.

@someone
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I really should give NecroDancer a try once I’m done with my current games it looks really cool. Shame they made it into a Zelda crossover :(

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@someone
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Well I can’t play even if I wanted to, I don’t have a switch. Thankfully I don’t.

@Reaton
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My favorite multiplayer game is Counter-Strike (source and GO) and for my fav singleplayer game i’d say Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood. FPS are clearly my favorite genre :)

@someone
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Counter Strike and most multiplayer stuff never looked good to me to be honest :/. Looks toxic and not skill based. I do enjoy playing Xonotic aganist bots tho, it’s really fun in short bursts.

@Reaton
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CS has clearly a toxic community but it’s really skill based though. I’ve never tried Xonotic but it reminds me of Cube 2: Sauerbraten so it seems really fun ^^

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@someone
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When I died in games like this it never felt like I did something wrong. I couldn’t even see the enemy player, guns are hitscans so you can’t avoid them. Painfully slow movement doesn’t help. It’s about reflexes and memorizing map layouts, I personally don’t find it fun at all.

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For the plot:

Horizon: Zero Dawn

Moment of Silence (point & click adventure from way back of 2004).

For the gameplay:

Half-Life 1 (I didn’t like the sequel/s all that much).

The Witcher 1 & 3.

For the plot, and gameplay:

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (it’s on the Switch).

@someone
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I just played through Half-Life 1, it has way better shooting than people give it credit for. I love the story telling too.

@mrmanman
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For the plot:

  • Deus Ex (the game that got me into immersive sims)
  • Bioshock Infinite (not perfect gameplay, but amazing plot)

For the gameplay:

  • Super Mario 64 (my favorite 3D platformer, only rivaled by Super Mario Galaxy and Odyssey)
  • Towerfall (unique 2D platformer that you must try, especially with friends)
  • Cuphead (tough 2D platformer with incredible art style)
  • Portal 2 (fun puzzle game - extra fun with friends)
  • Splitgate Arena (basically if Portal was an arena shooter)
  • Minecraft (especially with modpacks)
  • Far Cry 5 (the most fun I’ve ever had with friends in any game ever)
  • Halo 2 (real ones know)
@sgtnasty
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Right now I am really enjoying a full exploration of Assasin’s Creed Odyssey after finishing Ghost of Tsushima

@someone
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I don’t get the praise for these games personally, they look generic as all hell. I didn’t play them myself but at this point I don’t know is it even necessary anymore.

@sgtnasty
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All I can say is from my experience, but ACO is really a RPG with lots of historical context and historical story telling. I love open world 1st or 3rd person RPGs and both of these are open, good story and characters.

@someone
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I’m glad you love it, however it looks very generic and uninteresting to me.

What does “generic” mean here?

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That was my main confusion. I’m not sure there are a lot of formulaic ways in which these two games are similar at all. Also… not every game has to be earth-shatteringly unique or innovative. Honestly, I’d love to play a regular fantasy-setting RPG nowadays but I feel like there aren’t that many anymore.

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Those are probably the closest but I feel like all of them still are sort of gimmicky and just trying so hard to be unique and different. Everything has to have a weird setting or weird gameplay mechanics or something like that. I just want to explore a fantasy world (and also not have to craft all the good gear)

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I actually really like Skyrim and Legend of Grimrock. I haven’t played The Witcher III, though I have played and enjoy the first one. Like I said, those are probably the closest to what I’m talking about. In Legend of Grimrock, being stuck in the dungeon for literally the entirety of the game is something I dislike, though I get it. Skyrim just feels like a frozen wasteland literally 100% of the time, and The Witcher seems like it’s trying to be a little too soap-opera melodramatic most of the time. I love all three, though.

@sia
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I will play The Witcher III after I beat the first two :) Same with Grimrock 2. But I should definitely check out Two Worlds and Gothic!! Thanks for the recommendations!

@xe8
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Some of the ones I always go back and play are:

  • Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
  • Super Metroid
  • Dark Souls
  • Final Fantasy IX
  • Dragon’s Dogma
  • Wonderboy III
@someone
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Ah yes Wonderboy III, one of few sophisticated titles SMS had. I should take a look at it I suppose. I finished the first two games, first game is boring as heck while I get stuck on the second towards the end.

@xe8
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All the Wonderboy games are pretty different from each other. Yeah, the first one is very arcadey and probably isn’t worth playing. I remember enjoying the second game, but the third is pretty great and ahead of its time.

@someone
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First game SUCKS! It’s incredibly repetetive and boring, play Adventure Island instead. I hear great things about III, if I play it that will be the remake tho. Not a fan of SMS as a system.

@xe8
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The remake is good. The gameplay is exactly the same, and you can easily switch back and forth between old and new graphics and sound if you want.

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@someone
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God Hand looks sick!.. and is a PS2 exclusive. Oh gosh dang it I don’t wanna deal with PS2 emulation :(

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@someone
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Sounds easy, I will try it with RetroArch since all my stuff is already there. Mupen64Plus on Linux didn’t really make a good first impression.

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poVoq
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I recently started playing Metro:Exodus (runs great on Linux with Proton btw), but I am really quite disappointed how they went from the strong linear SP story telling in the previous titles, to a hodgepot of little bit of open-world sandbox and other recent gaming tropes. Is that really what gamers want these days? Maybe it is just because all that is incredibly half-assed in that game, but still.

Overall still a somewhat decent game though.

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poVoq
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Not really. It gets different. They add in some car mechanic to drive aground the open-world map and so on.

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