Favorite video games?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neo1 View Post
    That series died after the 4th installment imo! The third one was great though, tons of fun
    The question is. Would you still play it if she was an ugly fat chick, or a guy?

    Probably not :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by zacs7 View Post
    The question is. Would you still play it if she was an ugly fat chick, or a guy?
    I'd give anything to see a fat chick jump 20-feet across a bottomless crevasse to catch the edge of a cliff and scale across it to the nearest platform. Now, that's real entertainment.
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    Well, it looks like you got me on that one.
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    I don't know about the politics behind it all, but so far I have not been all that impressed with random generated environments in pretty much any game. They never appear to be created with any kind of intelligence, or even as a result of natural processes. I'll change my mind when someone can come up with a better AI.
    The main difference that bugged me about the newer ones is a complete lack of replayability. My next hero knew everything the previous one did. "Oh, I should totally go to this town and do that. Hey, there's a cave here that has... Oh boy, I just love these same quests over and over again!"

    In Arena, you could walk up to people and get random gossip. It might say something about a dungeon which might have a legendary item, or it might say someone over by the Cup of Blood wants someone to clear out rats. The point is, there was always something to do, and while they'd be similar, it wouldn't be the exact same thing in the exact same spot every time.

    Otherwise, it's like reading the same book over and over. Sure it might be a good story, but after a couple of times through, it's not as enjoyable.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mike_g View Post
    I don't know about the politics behind it all, but so far I have not been all that impressed with random generated environments in pretty much any game. They never appear to be created with any kind of intelligence, or even as a result of natural processes. I'll change my mind when someone can come up with a better AI.
    High quality terrain generation programming is non-trivial. Most dev companies buy a pregenerated world from a specialized developer.
    Until you can build a working general purpose reprogrammable computer out of basic components from radio shack, you are not fit to call yourself a programmer in my presence. This is cwhizard, signing off.

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