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I've been following how–probably solely because of Project '06–The Sonic '06 game has had a comeback recently. Like there are people who are genuinely saying that it's good.

Anyways, what do you think of Sonic?
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>was sonic ever popular in japan
No. The first Sonic game sold like a 150k copies in Japan (compared to millions in the US and Europe) and it's been further downhill ever since.
>always seemed like it was tailored for the american market
Sonic was literally designed from the ground up to specifically cater to Western sensibilities (which probably explains why he never got popular in Japan).


that is pretty cool. is there a reverse of this where an american game series does horribly in the west but is successful in japan?


theres fucked up art of all sorts of different things


never played Sonic, tempted to pick up the Origins collection but not sure if I'll regret it


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share gems game you found and post good game play


the music machine
hylics 1 and 2
the shrouded isle
detective succubus of steam city

>good games


also how to know the devs of a game are japanese and not some chinese corp using anime style game to sale their shit?



sales do not usually give games for free.


75% off a game doesn't mean much when the game was 80% overpriced to begin with.

>also how to know the devs of a game are japanese and not some chinese corp using anime style game to sale their shit?

This is a big trouble these days. I'd rather Western devs do a cute toon thing like AHIT than them trying to mimic japanesery. China devs are bugs though, soulless shekel hounds.

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The best page on the Wizchan Wiki was the list of free games, nearly all of which were low-spec and could be easily downloaded without bloatware software managers such as Steam. I'd like to rebuild a list of games that meet the criteria of free, with a suggested focus on games which are capable of running on that old IBM Thinkcenter in the closet.
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>Wizchan Wiki
Does anyone have a archive of the list?


very nostalgic picture I wish I could still enjoy playing RS2



Ah thanks anon, was hoping for some really obscure games that I didn't know about. Guess I'm too much of a wizard that I recognized all of them


If you have a decent CRT, hopefully you're only using its lifespan on worthy retro games.

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What games define you? What are the games that left an impact on you, that you'll never forget? It honestly didn't take me long to figure it out for myself. An honorable mention and 10th would be MGSV for me as well.
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This was suprsingly hard as i really couldn't find anything that "defines" me except runescape. But these should be my most played games.


Silent Hill 2 is something else.


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>Jazz Jack Rabbit 2
I can't remember which Jazz Jack it was, but it was the xmas edition! Me and my brother loved that game even if we were really bad at it. Feels like a life has gone past since then…

We also played a lot of Worms!


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I'd play most of these again


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If restricted strictly to 9 and strictly "top of mind" titles

Chronological order as to how I discovered them, left to right and top to bottom

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Hello my fellow sorcerers, with the Steam sale up I come looking for suggestions on things that have *some* player interactivity, competitive or otherwise.

Let me elaborate in case you need further input:

So real people suck, therefore I thoroughly enjoy diving into game worlds, but the problem with that is that once the main quest is done and you've beaten a single player game, there's barely any reason not to uninstall it and buy/pirate a new game and this is rather unpleasant for me. This is where the added replay value provided by competition/"community" comes in.

Good examples of games you can truly dedicate years to in the manner I mean are:

1. Fighting Games in general, but mostly SF and Tekken because there are thousands of sweaty players dedicating daily hours to them, BUT, this comes with the caveat of needing to have a high tolerance for frustration from losing and/or sucking unless you're a prodigy or enjoy grinding hours on end in the lab (I mostly don't)

2. Pokemon, or better yet Monster Rancher. Relatively niche communities with solitary players that sporadically gather strictly for competition or for sharing knowledge. This completely removes the performance anxiety of fighters, at least for me, and they're a good experience all around

3. Permutations of already solid single player experiences, e.g., Troubleshooter: Abandoned Children which is an amazing Tactics RPG with 100+ hours of campaign AND available PvP (and Coop) elements to extend the game's life exponentially

With all that out of the way, do you have any other ideas that wise wizards could invest their time and money into?

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I've been trying new genres of games and as a lower skilled player the only thing that allows me to try these games in multiplayer is SBMM. I've tried games in the same genre without it, and the difference of what my true level is is palpable. I've been reading forum threads to see what the normies think about it. And one thing I've learned is that the type of gamers who post on forums, are usually not your typical average gamer, but more hardcore just to care enough to post. So often their complaints might be the opposite for a casual noob like me, and actually be to my benefit.

Its just an interesting exercise in hypocrisy and the golden rule with the SBMM bitching. They don't like being hunted by the sharks, but complain that they can't have a "casual relaxing" game of hunting guppies. Theres no self-awareness of staring into the mirror, of what a hell being around people like themselves is.

I used to have this fantasy of all the Nietzschean ubermen, will to power, will to dominate types being sent to their own Mad Max island where they can dominate each other. Wolves eating wolves. But it seems its not every fun to be on a diet of wolfmeat, they need some nonconsenting sheep too. I've seen some proposals for a more voluntary SBMM. But the self-aware among them, admit that most casuals would choose it, and so they'd still be in the same box. Basically they want casuals to be forced to play with them.

It just fascinating to see in the gaming world, how ubermen feel about being sent to my Mad Max island where wolves can only eat other wolves.


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Holdfast community is a really interesting thing and quite balance imho.
In one public game you can have extremely professional players fighting tooth and nail for controlling one ground, and next to it you can have a fist fight with musicians from both sides dancing together and neither would get a 2nd look. Pro players don't shit on people who just have fun and those who have fun are perfectly fine with pro's too.
It is really a nice break up from the time when I shouted at for failing to uber some heavy in a specific moment in tf2.


nw and pr communities will always have a special place in my memory. for the first time I was accepted in a squad of like minded coward outcasts like izzy and benny (from the mummy films) being rejected from the other squads for being third worlders is what we had in common lol


PR? You mean project reality?
Man that game was fun. Especially insurgency mode where both sides were a bit more goofy. I loved packing a 5-8 men into one big car and basically going on a suicide mission. Nevermind the all cars that blow up and people shouting allahakbar on mumble.
Simple times. Now the servers are empty and Squad is more popular but I feel that game still needs a bit more work.


You get a similiar vibe in TF2 but it's more segregated by servers. There's competitive servers where everyone better get their shit together and then there's 24/7 2Fort where you can fight if you feel like it but it's mostly for goofing around and hanging out.


>You're stuck using "meta" shit
Anon that only applies if you use meta constantly, then of course you are placed in a meta only bracket. Unless you are just that good, then who cares because the meta shitters are so trash they can barely keep up with their clutches against troll builds

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Cinematic movie trash with the worst input-lag any AAA ever had. Absolutely nothing is fun about this sjw propaganda
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it's really quite awful full of the subversive elements typical of most modern games but similarly bad games (Obsidian/Bethesda/etc) will also be shilled by certain groups trying to astroturf… the majority of games that aren't simulators aren't good


>it's really quite awful full of the subversive elements typical of most modern games


the entire game is a fucking cutscene


I remember blowing the brains out of the murderers at the cabin in the beginning of the game because they were moving to flanks while talking. I got reprimanded by my dudes.
Was I supposed to listen to the dirtbag's dialogue before lead starts flying? Kinda silly.


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pic related

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How possible do you think it would be to assemble a group of wizards together to play an mmo or similar co-op type of game? I tried years ago and many years before than and I never managed to get more than 3 or 4 people to play at one time. Do you think this is an impossible goal? I sit at my pc basically all day long, I don’t see why there aren’t any other wizards in just the same situation who could have fun playing some casual game together. Of course the games would have to be playable without voice chat but there is plenty of those I think.
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Stop being a faggot trying to destroy the minimal community this site has.


>wow >new
It's a new expac relased last month you ignorant npc
>Stop being a faggot
>trying to destroy the minimal community this site has
Community of failed normalfag kids who pay for shit games, find people in reddit or discord to play with that's where you belong.


>not wanting to pay for a shitty mmo means you're destroying the community
Is your nose like that dog's?


its actually pretty fun, if you wanna play leave your battletag, maybe I can give out a few subs


You can dispense the codes from transaction history and issuing warnings, retard.

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I love beating the absolute piss out of succubi in RDO. MacFarlane's Ranch has to be about the best place to catch succubi alone. Anyone else do this?
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so you did before?


Here's a fun idea for you, one that I would do when I played.
>lasso & hogtie your victim
>ride them out to a spot where predator animals are known to spawn
>lay them on the ground and sprinkle them with carnivore bait
>wait at a distance and watch nature at work
It's tough to get it to work properly, but if it fails you can always put them on the train tracks or shove them off a cliff.


this is a falseflag thread


Those screenshots are crazy lol the first one with the dude posing is the best one, serial killer vibes

Killing hookers and shooting up strip clubs was one of the best things to do in gta v



I played Final Fantasy II/IV when I was 5. This was the first real "story" I ever engaged with. The whole "the villain is actually your relative" trope that most people get introduced to with Star Wars? That happened to me with FFIV. Every minor plot twist blew my mind ("What? Kain is against me? What? Kain is being mind-controlled by Golbez? What? Golbez is actually my brother?!!!). But when I saw that whale, I had this cognitive dissonance finally hit me. It was just too much. I was just too overwhelmed. I had to step back and sort of 'recap' what the hell was even happening.

"I'm flying on a cybernetic whale powered by a planet-powering magical crystal I got from a mythical dwarven kingdom underground so I can go to the MOON to stop my brother from an instellar race war."

Keep in mind that this was my first introduction to the concept of dwarves, cybernetics, instellar travel, magic, etc.. I saw this all in one go and had this overwhelming sense of, "So this is what is possible of human creativity." And from that point on, I probably had way too high of a bar.

Every movie or show I've ever watched or listened to has been pitted against that lens and it feels like nothing comes close. Citizen Kane is good? Oh, does it introduce me to cybernetics? Does it push the boundaries of reality to the point where I'm ON A FUCKING WHALE IN SPACE? No? Sounds pretty boring then. I've known other videogames with insane plotlines or concepts. I've played games that make me feel like a God. But I haven't watched a movie with a plotline that even comes close. I haven't seen a soccer game that has pushed my mind to the same level.

I was spoiled when I was 5 by videogames, and the world has kept looking so dull ever since.


Good post. I relate.


I played this a lot. I got the GBA version with the postgame dungeon and got all the lunar summon books, too. Killed Zeromus EG or whatever his name was first try. Dragoon has been my favorite Final Fantasy class ever since just because it looks so cool.

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