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Cliche storytelling and/or bad writting

If I see an rpg starting off with you receiving a letter from a dead relative I swear I'm going to scream.

What's your gaming gripes /games/?
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Video Game Trailers

Post your favorite video game teasers/trailers
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How to get back into enjoying videogames

I've started to feel like playing games are a choir now for the past 2 or 3 years. Downloaded Day of Defeat: Source again to play a little but I know I'll eventually get tired of it. After that, I'll enter another cycle of finding a videogame that fills the void inside of me that reminds me that I'm that my hobbies I've enjoyed as a kid and a young teenager have passed. I think what I'm trying to say is how to do you deal with this situation and is it really possible to find other hobbies if you have the attention span of a gerbil.
Wasnt sure if I should have posted here on this board but if mods want to move it to the other board it's fine.
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first-person shooters

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_first-person_shooters

What are some FPS you like?

What are some casual and easy FPS?

Which have the most massive epic MMO battles?
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I guess there's LGBTQ+ game sales on steam now…                                                                                                                       
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Orignal Xbox General

The Sixth Generation was my most nostalgic generation and its the only generation where I owned every major console Playstation,Gamecube,Dreamcast,and Xbox.

The Xbox was my favorite of the four and I was wondering if anyone else here has memories of or still owns this console.
I would also like to know your favorite games on the console.

My list would be:
1. BattleFront 2
2. Halo 2
3. KOTOR 2
4. HALO
5. GTA San Andreas
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games you used to like, but don't anymore

are there any games you used to like, and you replayed them and realized they were bad?

shin megami tensei strange journey was in my top 5 games of all time list back in 2012 to 2018.
i replayed it this year and it's so much easier and braindead than i remembered, i think i became more skilled at turn-based games and at exploring maps and conserving MP, and this game just offers no difficulty whatsoever for me now and i steamrolled through all fights. i remember when i first played the game, horkos was so difficult that i died to him 8 times in a row. when replaying i killed him in like 5 turns. it is a simplistic game for babies. play wizardry 8 if you want a hard turn based experience.

or how about dead rising? this is another game that i considered infallible art, i bought an xbox just to play this game back in the day. when replaying its HD rerelease on PS4, all of the psychopaths are way less interesting than i remember them being, the dialogue isn't even cheezy or fun, it's just melodramatic. dead rising 2 is superior in just about every single way with much more effort put into balance and content quality and quantity. and the funny thing is, i didn't even like dead rising 2 at launch. it makes me feel like i've evolved as a person.

maybe i will add more later as i think more on this subject.

let me know if this has happened to you.
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listening to videos while gaming

hello fellow wizards, i was wondering if you knew some good wizard related audios to listen for long session gaming that doesn't require your full attention like grinding for example.
any recommendation is welcome.
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Why is everyone so split on this game? Even today, many people can't decide if it's an underrated classic, or if it always terrible.
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RuneScape

Any runescape players, in particular OldSchool players around?

Just curious what others think of the game, or what you're up to. I've been working on an account thats 2.1k total levels now and the game is a lil stale, I've never really dabbled in bossing or pvp and I'm mainly just an afker and skiller. Considering making an ironman or something
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Games based on cards but not rogue likes

Any one got any recommendations for games which use a card collecting mechanic but aren't rogue likes? Like Pokemon TCG, Digimon card battler, FF8 (sort of).
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Minecraft severs for Wizards?

I still have really good memories of this game but all the small servers that I played on are dead. Anyone else here in the same boat? Also gib sever address if you can.
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want to play games but don't because installing them is too big of a pain

i want to play GTA IV really bad, but it's just such a pain in the ass to get it set up and it might take several hours of troubleshooting and trying to install mods only for it to still not work at all. i really don't know if it's a can of worms i'm ready to open yet.
i was also thinking of doing STALKER SoC, but same story there, i read the readme file for the Zone Reclamation Project and yawned. i don't give a fuck about your 15 step process bitch! bitch!

you know something i've always wondered is WHY DON'T THESE RETARDS PUT PRE-PATCHED, PRE-MODDED SHIT UP ON TORRENT SITES?

what the fuck? i remember new english patches coming out for shin megami tensei games coming out, and instead of giving me a pre-patched ROM, i have to go get some software and patch it myself, are you kidding me dude? just put the pre-patched shit up in the first place.

you know what i'll do instead of jumping through hoops like some animal? i'll just not fucking play it. ahahaha seriously. if i have to do more than 15 minutes of installation, if i have to watch youtube guides or whatever, i'm not playing it!



>"hey dude i got this list of MUST HAVE mods!"

oh yeah? zip em up for me dude, i'm ready to have a go.
>"no dude, you have to go to 17 different websites and install them yourself. ETA 6 hours. oh by the way, you have to get this specific version of the game. yeahh, so you have to take your file of the game, install the official update from the official site, then, install this fan update that brings it to version .9, then install this complete overhaul update. then you can start installing all the mods on my list."
how about instead of having me do all that shit you just upload it pre-patched and pre-modded and ready to go? why are you having people download useless versions of the game?
>"WTF DUDE GO BACK TO CONSOLE YOU'RE SO LAZY JESUS. btw there's a 10% chance that even after all that work that the game might just refuse to run if you're on windows 7 or 10."

this "strawman" is unironically the current state of Battle for Middle Earth 2 Age of the Ring mod.

oh, wait.
https://www.moddb.com/mods/the-horse-lords-a-total-modification-for-bfme/downloads/age-of-the-ring-version-41-standalone
LOL as of 20 days ago they actually used their brains and uploaded a pre-patched, pre-modded version of the game!
this is perfect and exactly what I had hoped for. i'm really glad I decided to make this thread because it prompted me to look into this.
NOW, FINALLY, i can play Battle for Middle Earth 2 without a 25 step, 4 hour long process of trial and error.
i'm in a really good mood now.

BUT, HEY, just because this one game did it right (finally after years of being retarded) doesn't mean there isn't THOUSANDS exactly like it.
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Interesting video game videos

I'm looking for Youtube channels or just single videos which provide detailed analysis about the story/gameplay/game design/whatever of video games or just interesting theories, facts and other stuff like that. I don't really know how to explain it any better so I'm just gonna link a few examples.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vp4-9G47uF0 (Oblivion analysis)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2X2tiINl-X8 (Nier Automata analysis)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEj5FsBXFuM (Mass Effect indoctrination theory (there are three parts I believe))

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lk8tsK-FIdE (Pokemon Yellow glitch series)

I also like this guys game design videos
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmY2tPu6TZMqHHNPj2QPwUQ

or pannenkoek2012's SM64 videos.

I just realized I'm being kinda vague here, I'm bascially searching for informative game videos. Any game goes.
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Video Game Music

last thread >>38161

I'm using this as background noise for the past week.
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Nintendo Switch

Discuss the Nintendo Switch and its games here. Feel free to share friend codes with other wizzies.
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Games with communities

Over the last few days I've been reading up on World of warcraft drama. Different guilds which fell apart (often due to succubi) and how various guilds fell from grace and disbanded. It reminded me of a time when guilds were a thing and people made friends with randoms in game and adventured together. It's made me wonder if any games exist today which still have a social aspect at all. Has discord destroyed in game communities and text chat to the point where it's possible?
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Movie Based Games

Does anyone else enjoy playing movie based games? They are usually really short and easy to play, but it feels rewarding beating games so I always liked them. Toy Story 3 is an example of a really good movie game. Most of them are pretty shit though compared to real games. So does anyone have any recommendations for games based on movies?
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Post in this thread whenever you finish a game you feel like talking about.

Other one's basically full, so might as well create a new one. OP length needs to be at least 75 characters long, which is why I'm adding this pointless extra sentence.
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Games you're currently playing

I may have burned myself with this one. I wanted to explore every single nook and cranny of this game without any faqs and I have been doing just that. 80 hours in though, and I'm tired of the game and there's at least 4 other bosses and a whole area left to explore (that I know of). I really should have finished the game first and then do this heavy exploration on the second run, then I would have at least seen the ending. Another thing making it harder to continue is that I built a pure mage for this run as all the other Souls games I made the same characters over and over again (guy with a sword that rolls around, pyromancer guy, the usual) and wanted something completely different. This build though means I pretty much can't get a single hit in any boss as all of them can one easily one hit me. The only way I can beat them is to know inside out every move they have and it can get pretty boring doing the same boss 30 times. I know if I take a break I'll just forget about it and never come back to it.
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Strategy and Wargames

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lists_of_video_games#Strategy

General thread for anything relate to strategy and wargames. Real time and turn-based. Historic and fantasy.
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MOBA with no friends?

IDK much about MOBAs other than they were the peak genre a couple of years back. I used to really enjoy RTS especially the combat. And I understand that MOBAs grew out of the hero battles from Warcraft 3. So I thought this would be the best one for me, since I know the Starcraft and Warcraft characters.

From the YT vids I've been watching it seems really team-based and voice-based. But then I saw people complaining that no one uses the voice chat.

If I just want to be a loner who fights bad guys, can I do Moba? Or is it neccesary to join teams/clans whatever, be friends, coordinate closely?
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Free Game Deals

This is a thread for sharing free game deals you find on the Internet.
Not free games, but specifically promos or ways of getting legit keys of otherwise non-free games.

You can get Watch Dogs for free if you install Uplay (Ubisoft's platform), launch it and click on the banner advertisement.
It's unclear how long this promo will last.
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Video Game Music

Least thread >>28403
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Bucket list games

What games do you have on your bucket list? What childhood classics have you been intending to finish for years but not got round to?
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Hisoutensoku

are any wizzies interested in playing this 2hu fightan?
i wanna play but dunno many wizzies who play it
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Touhou

For 2hu shmups
im trying to finish IN, marisa keeps raping my runs, dont have brainpower to process whats happening
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Goddamn Vidya

Goddamn guys my tastes are really messed up right now. It happened before, I played vidya all my life at some points I was fed up with games, I couldn't bring myself to play anything, I saw them as boring and repetitive. Then after some time (my dopamine receptors recovered) I started playing them again. I have been catching up on games, I have a bunch of them that I can still run on my pc, the newer ones I just stack on an external hard drive. I like the stories, I'm finishing the mass effect trilogy rn, it's really nice. Now I think you all know of the TLOU2 sjw bullshit, I was looking forward to that game and now it's ruined by progressive agenda. After I moved on from this game, I saw on a ps4 sale the Order 1886 and Watch Dogs 2. Then I watched some reviews, showing how the order is short, 7 hours (1/3 cutscenes, 1/3 walking and talking) and shotgunners are op. But I wanted to play a game in that setting with those graphics and killing enemies and creatures with cool weapons. Then I saw how cringe the characters of Watch Dogs 2 are, how shitty the story is and I saw the feminazi antagonist and the masked gamer. But I love the setting, I would have explored SF just like I did with Los Angeles in GTA. I wanted to be creative with hacking and using non lethal approaches. But both games have been ruined for me. I refunded them, I paid 14$ for the Order and 20$ for Watch Dogs. Now I feel empty, sad that I'm missing out on these three games. Oh, and Borderlands 3 is also cringe with its characters but that one wasn't something I was really excited about. So I'm not saying I have no other games, it's just that watching opinions on YouTube over games that I want to play is ruining my enjoyment for vidya in general. Take Dragon Age for example, I like how Inquisition looks (again after watching reviews) but I couldn't finish the second one, because it was so repetitive and the dungeons were recycled over and over again. The first one had such low graphics, clunky movements and poor gameplay I couldn't play more than one hour. Now I know Bioware, I know I have to experience all three games to understand the lore and my choices, but I don't think I can play these two games again. I don't know what to do, I feel so empty. I feel like I'm missing out, but I have a lot of games to play, I have to be somewhat picky. I don't have a lot of time, I'm a wage slave so I can't just "play all of them brah". I bought WD2 on ps4 because I don't think my pc will run it that great. Every response is welcome, thanks for your help, this is the only place I can talk freely about this.
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Twitch Thread

Feel free to plug your own stream here, discuss channels, streamers and so on.

Currently active wizstreamers
https://www.twitch.tv/bozdogan123
https://www.twitch.tv/jedahthedestroyer
https://www.twitch.tv/ppbadly
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(in my opinion) one of the most timeless games and probably the only good thing besides L4D valve has released. it genuinely makes me sad to see valve neglect it with every update getting smaller and fewer between.
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ampere gpus

What is your current idea on them? Will you be buying them when they come out?
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among us wiz edition 1

There's an unvirgin(impostor) among us!

This thread is to organize a game of Among us among us wizards(heh)
How? First, someone who is interested in playing makes a post and if 3 more wizards follow with a reply a person can host and share a code. Simple as that.

For those of you who don't have the game, you just have to download from one of these links and that's all you will need to play it online:

https://mega.nz/file/sYtGnCiQ#Cm5t8Vbk9BIM2xCISJTULZJ37_cjGqXEdPjGaOqVM14

https://1fichier.com/?v92jme29b2j39q9auhlk

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hh-fyTsh1fKS5VrRvLN9O9iVgZH44saC/view

https://megaup.net/2ggkz/Among.Us.v2020.12.9s.rar


The links are from igg-games, btw.
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Souls General

Can we get sort of a Souls/Bloodborne general thread going? I am mostly a PC gamer, but I do own a PS4, and I just bought Bloodborne. I've been really playing it a lot, and currently I'm fighting the 'Witch of Hemwick.' Anyway, I really like the atmosphere of these games; lonely, foreboding, and depressing. Very much like the life of a wizard in the sea of normal-ness. I think my favorite Souls-like game has to be Dark Souls II. Although I actually never completed it, I had a lot of fun, and I thought that m+k was much more tolerable than it was for Dark souls I.

This thread is a simple thread that can be about Bloodborne, Dark Souls I,II or III, or even Dark Souls. It can be about any element, the lore or enemies, or anything. Also, any action RPG game recommendations are greatly appreciated.
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Flash games are gone by 2020

http://bluemaxima.org/flashpoint/downloads/

I found a pretty cool thing that lets you play flash games regardless adobe stops supporting flash or whatever. This isn't perfect but it's better than nothing.
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odin sphere is the first game in a long time that i played for more than 5 hours in one sitting
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D&D thread.
This a thread about the D&D games that are going on already between a few wizards.
We spawned out of the previous thread with a lot of time and effort, but we're always ready to accept more players.
Writeups of the sessions will likely go here and discussion of the game and system(s) also goes here.
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Should I get a new gen console or a gaming PC based on the fact that I only enjoy a select few games. No offense, but I'd rope myself before playing a lot of the stuff you like. Maybe I need to broaden my tastes because I used to enjoy a lot more games as a kid but I really can't bring myself to give a fuck about most games.

Games I like:
Manhunt
Bully
VTMB
Fallout
Fable
SotC
RE4
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Indie/doujin/mods

This are my favourite kinds of games. Really cheaply made games, often free or very cheap, that you can tell were made for love not profit. The kind of things you see for free on sites like Itch.io, the fanwork games sold at Reitaisai or Comiket, the silly, cheap mods of larger games like TF2's mario_kart or trade_plaza, the gaming world's equivalent of the music world's "lo-fi", essentially. While I'll enjoy AAA games and big budget releases, cheap and obscure games will always be my favourites.

Does anyone else feel like this?

Please refrain from political shitposting about Gamergate esque indie dev drama, that's not what this is for.
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This is the worst retro game of all time, it can barely even be considered a game.
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Good Shovelware Games

What’s a shovelware/shitty licensed title that you like even though it’s bad? For me it’s probably Garfield’s Fun Fest for the DS. I have a lot of fun replaying it, and I like the Garfield health mechanic with you needing to find food to keep garfield alive as his health slowly ticks down.
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Cyberpunk 2077

We're only a few days away now from the release.

If you're playing on the XB1 you can try changing your location setting to New Zealand to play early. Apparently this has worked in the past for some players of games like AC: Valhalla.
https://www.cyberpunk.net/us/en/
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Gaming Addiction

Does anyone struggle with gaming addictions?

What are some ways to overcome them?
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Best PSP games

What were the best, more immersive games for PSP i can download. Good storyline, lots of gameplay, good soundtrack and such
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Tree of Savior

does anyone here play it?
i started playing again and it's fun, a lot of content was added since it came out
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Wasting money on games/ addiction?

Does anyone here have problems with overspending in in game spending, such as freemium, free to play, microtransactions etc? As well as problems of addiction? gotcha games etc.
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General Gaming Thread 2

Let's discuss anything related to video games that don't deserve their own threads.

Previous: >>47331
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Playstation 2

When I was a kid I always wanted to have a PS2,but my family was too poor to buy videogames.

Now I finally bought a PS2 fat,even when I have a PS3 and PS4 Pro for some circumstances I can't afford to buy games for those right now,so I bought a PS2, the guy on ebay said that it was in good condition and it should arrive in a couple of days.

It includes 2 dualshock controllers and most importantly a FMCB memory card,so I can pirate and create my own DVD's.

What are the best games I can play on it? And homebrews/hacks? The PS2 looks beareable on a HDTV?

Please don't suggest emulators like PCSX2,my PC is too slow for that,keep it PS2 only.
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Hikikomori Games

Post games that center around a hikki, old and new alike. They can even be based off a random anime, as long as they're hikki related

https://ryan-nein.itch.io/hermit-home-designer
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I seriously want to play fighting games but i fucking suck at them, how do i get good?
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fair use?

is it okay for one to make a doujin game based on existing franchise as a portofolio and takes no commercial profit?
what does this falls under? education, parody?

just asking to make sure

thank you very much
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CPU, GPU and the technical side of gaming

Its amazing to me that my 2020 gaming PC far exceeding the recommended GPU benchmarks, struggles to get 60fps on games from 2010-2015

Games are such ridiculous resource hogs. No wonder PC gamers have to construct supercomputers to process them.
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What was your family's first home computer?
Do you still possess any of the hardware or software?
Did you have subscriptions to related magazines?
What were your top fives games and did you ever learn BASIC?
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Ass. Creed Valhalla

Why do some people hate Assassin's Creed Valhalla so much? Sure, it's a bad game, but some people take their reviews too far.
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Buying a gaming laptop

What to consider when choosing a gaming laptop? I've looked around some guides and have a vague idea, but I'd like to get some thoughts from experienced gamers. There's so much to choose from. I've been wageslaving for two years to save up for this and I really don't want to mess up. My budget is about 1500 usd, maybe a little more.

I'm looking for the best price-to-performance ratio. I don't want to pay for frills, I just want my games to run. I also don't play FPS, mostly strategy games, if that matters. I also don't stream or anything like that. Portability doesn't matter.

Is there a big difference between laptop and desktop? Does a laptop cost much more than a desktop of similar performance? I can't buy desktop because I have nowhere to put it.

Very thankful for any advice.
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Console or PC?

Should I build a PC or buy the PS5? I don't play too many games but I'd like to play more.

PC
- Higher framerates
- More accurate inputs with mouse
- Cheaper games
- Bigger selection of games
- Can use for other purposes

PS5
- Bigger screen (TV)
- Simpler to use
- Lots of games made to be played with a controller
- PS5 exclusive games
- Advanced controller vibrations
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For more than half a decade I've done nothing with my life but mindlessly browse the internet. I want to change that and get into games. What are some games you think everyone should play? What games should someone who wants to get into the medium play?
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Terraria final update

Yo, the final update for Terraria is dropping soon and I dont really have any bros to play with, so if you would like to chill just add me on discord. I dont really have other places where to look so might aswell give it a shot on my favourite site huh

dude#1626 (dont want to give away my steam on here, just hit me up first)
>inb4 normie blabla we need to communicate somehow sorry social phobia wizards
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Terraria

I've started a new modded Terraria playthrough in expert mode. If anyone is interested, join the steam group at https://steamcommunity.com/groups/eventv

Pirated clients should be fine as long as you have a steam account and Terraria 1.3.5.3 (or thereabout) with tModLoader 0.11.7.4. I'm still working out a better way to connect but steam should do for now. The mods will download automatically if you try connecting through tmodloader.
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Dwarf Fortress

Just inaugurated my arena. People in the tavern can see through wall grates. Haha at how the dwarves all ran. Gonna have to lock off the tavern so that they have to watch.
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animal crossing pocket camp thread - best mobile game currently.

also general mobile game thread, which mobile games have a steady MMO grind without the need to spend real money, pocket camp is broke neet friendly.

i'm a 32 year old man, this game is not gay so inb4 gay.
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Does anybody play Dominions 5? It is the most wizardly game in my opinion.

You play as a God, fighting other gods for domination over the world. Single player is really fun, but multiplayer is amazing. You design your own God. Examples of gods:
>Giant obese bbw mommy
>Multiple different dragons
>Sentient black monolith like 2001:space Odyssey
>Giant carp fish that swallows people whole
>Fallen Jew angels
>Fallen Jew demons
>ArchWizards trying to achieve godhood
>Fountain of blood that demands child sacrifice
>Etc

There are hundreds of them. There are also thousands of spells:
>Rain of Toads
>Cast entire world into darkness
>Awaken Treelord
>Sacrifice virgins(f) to summon imps that invade enemy province
>Wish
>Freeze the entire ocean trapping underwater players inside
>Crossbreed different animals with people and each other, spawning swarms of abominations
>Send disease and plague to enemy lands without them knowing
>Etc

And dozens of nations/tribes:
>Virgin sacrificing Jew giant rapists based on biblical mythology
>Virgin sacrificing Aztec slaver rapists who can fly
>Virgin sacrificing Russian bloodwizard rapists based on Slavic folklore
>Forest nation called Pangaea made up of satyrs and centaurs
>Roman Empire but everyone is Undead
>Underwater tentacle rapist nation that spreads insanity onto land
>Spanish Inquisition nation with battalions of self-flagellating fanatics
>Voodoo African nigger nation with witch doctors who ride on giant spiders
>Norse nation with the death-worshipping hag giants
>Norse nation with the flying hosts of bloodthirsty valkyries
>Norse nation with the elf horsemen who are invisible
>Subterranean amphibious cyclops nation that worships big fleshy worms that can predict the future
>Etc.

Hundreds of items:
>Cursed rings that mark the wearer for death by horrors from the void
>Waterbreathing suits
>Bag of winds
>Talking skulls that boost research
>Armor made from condensed virgin blood
>Etc.

And literally thousands of units:
>Blind swordsmen trained in pitch black underground caverns
>Trumpeteer giants who can blow down castle walls
>Mind-breaking aboleths from the deepest trenches in the ocean
>Winged cloud-people riding war mammoths
>Evil samurai demons the size of buildings
>Undead lizard chariots
>Battle hydras commanded by skin-flaying Amazon's
>Etc.

There's a large grand strategy map, but battles are fought on a local map like total war. You give orders before the battle and the troops try to follow them, like real life.
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How i lost the ability to play vidya

I was 4 or 5 when I first played vidya.

PS1, PS2, PS3 then I finally got my own computer and I got into competitive-like FPSs.
After 4 or 5 years my right wrist started to hurt, but I thought in a couple of weeks it would have been over. The pain was so intense I completely stopped using it, fearing I would never be able to play again.

It was probably cause by the way I held the mouse. Docs told me the only thing I could to was give it time to rest.

It's been a year and a half now since I cut ties with the gaming world and every fucking day it hurts even more to see people enjoy the only precious thing I had.

What do I even do now?
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survival horror games

https://youtu.be/J_Pe4no4Pbo?t=18

this is the first game i ever played where serial killers are the bosses of the game
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Ocarina of time

Who was he and what was his problem ?

I think there was a quest related to him which i missed and never knew the mystery why he sat under a tree during night and say "everyone is disgusting"
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What game marked the death of video games for you as a hobby?

For me it's always been Tekken 6.

It was the last game I've ever felt any hype for, the last one I was truly excited for.
Back in college 2008, back when I still had friends, we used to meet up after school at the nearest arcades, then we started meeting up at the arcades early every weekend, when the game came out for consoles 2009 I was the one of the first of us to have a copy.
We started skipping class and going back and forth to my place mid-day to play.
I've had a lot of memories tied to this game so to speak, but after this I've never been as engaged and excited for a game since, the last game I was excited over was Kingdom Hearts 2 with my cousins and classmate.

Sure I can still sit down and enjoy newer games, I can still spend hours on end on older games, but this game marks the end of an era for me in games, it reminds me that I'm no longer part of the demographic that developers make games for; that I'm no longer a part of the target audience.
R: 25 / I: 9
Post your ten most favorite NeoGeo games.
Feel free to list multiple in the same series or trash because of nostalgia reasons.

Garou: Mark of the Wolves
The King of Fighters '98: The Slugfest
Samurai Shodown 2
Metal Slug X
Magician Lord
Sengoku
Shock Troopers
Spinmaster
Top Hunter
Blazing Star
R: 27 / I: 4

Did Deus ex predicted future ?

A game release 2 decade ago predicted so much about future.

Mass surveillance and spying on citizen. Google and facebook having info of citizens like icarus , morpheus AI. Self employment on decline and wealthy controlling the world.

Restriction on speech and criticism. Everything feels so compartmentalized.
R: 13 / I: 4

consoles whose games you can pirate very easily

i want to buy an old console but i don't want to buy games for it
i am a poor neet who can't afford to buy games
R: 16 / I: 4

Single Player "Beatable" Games

I get 1.5 months off from the corona virus memes so I figured it would be a good time to play some single player games.

Specifically what I'm trying to find are games that are:
1. Playable on PC (or emulatable on PC)
2. Games that are beatable and have an ending (e.g. Half-Life 2, Dark Souls, etc.)
3. Not so much looking for niche genres (e.g. 2d puzzle, simulation, etc.)

Obviously a lot of games fit this criteria, you can probably think of about 10 franchises off the top of your head, but it would be interesting to see some non-franchise obscure titles if you know of any. Just solid single player games "beatable" games.

Pic related is a game probably no one here has heard of. It's a decent game for the time and it fits the criteria. I'm sure everyone here has played a couple random games like this. I'm just trying to make the most of my 1.5 months of NEET.
R: 42 / I: 27

Coolest game locations

What locations in games do you wish were real or wish you could see for real? What reason do you want to see that place be real?
R: 66 / I: 39

30 year old boomer games

Games for 30-year-old boomers: oldish stuff, some new shit worthy of attention. None of that zoomer shit.
R: 303 / I: 50

game recommendations

in this thread, ask other wizards for game recommendations

i am looking for a game that is
*single player
*not normalfaggish
*comfy
*immersive
*timekilling
R: 5 / I: 1

Old games

>Dig through old games chest to try to find my old copy of "Misadventures of Tron Bonne."
>Not there.
>Remember it went missing after visiting cousins about a decade ago.
>Go to ebay to look up old, used copy.
>$300

>Get into playing old .Hack series.

>Never got to the Quarantine disc when I was younger, so I never got it.
>Look up on ebay.
>$250

This really hurts me to see online. Especially the former. I know I had that game. I should've kept a tighter leash on it.
R: 1 / I: 1

Kaizo hacks

Is kaizo smw hacks community dead? post your opinion and the hacks you think are good to noobs
R: 28 / I: 4

Respecting the player

Why do developers no longer respect a player's time? When did it become acceptable to bog everything down in immense amounts of grinding to unlock basic content? Rogue likes where you spend 20 hours unlocking different weapons just so you can get lucky and find a good one to finish the game. Long in engine cut scenes where you hold forward while 10 gig of audio files play at you. What happened to just making a decent couple of hours game play?
R: 16 / I: 1

Learning social intricacies from media

If you're not normie then people refuse to socialize with you past small talk, and books like 'how to make friends and influence people' require you to turn into some elite manipulator. In the end I've found media to be the only thing to learn the intricacies of socializing. Bloodlines the masquerade was great for this, but I haven't found any other non-cringe socializing videogame. Any recommendations?
R: 24 / I: 7

Just some random questions, some feedback to which would make me feel less alone.

The first big one being, how many games do you finish a year? This is the one I really want an answer to. Getting some answers/feedback to all the others provided below would also be appreciated.

How long is your backlog? Does it feel like a burden to you & do you chastise yourself for not clearing more games that you have on the back burner? Are you like me and is it an obsessive matter that you can't shake even if you want to? Do you find anhedonia makes finishing games or working through your backlog immensely difficult? Do you even bother with a backlog?

Do you feel as if time is running out, either with your current life situation, or with society at large, and you'll never get around to playing certain games you might really enjoy? Do you ever procrastinate playing these sorts of games, even if you know you'll probably enjoy them, merely because it feels like too much effort?

Do you still enjoy gaming? Do you bother to play a lot of different games, or do you just stick to a couple old reliables & don't bother with the rest? What about the classics? Have you played them all? Do you even want to play them all? If not, don't you feel like you're missing out? Is FOMO a concern when gaming for you? Is FOMO a concern in other forms of media, like films or anime or whatever else?

Do you ever have the need to prove yourself when gaming? Does a sense of pride or validation from straining yourself ever factor into how effectively you're able to enjoy yourself? Do you care about how well you do, even if it's in a non-competitive experience like a single player game? Are you like me and, at least in a subtle way, push yourself so you can meet your own standards and therefore feel better than other people because of how good you think you are?

Do you find your skills degrading as time goes on? Are there certain genres, or games, that you simply couldn't see yourself as playing anymore?

Did you ever waste a lot of time playing stuff you didn't enjoy? Do you still find yourself doing this? If so, do you feel as if that has partially hindered your ability to derive satisfaction from the past time? Do you feel anhedonia is inevitable? If so, do you feel as if anhedonia becomes a new normal & that it will forever hang over you like a dark rain cloud, even outside of gaming?
R: 9 / I: 3
I miss a thread related for retro games. Lately I've played Zelda ALTTP. Post here rooms for emulators or about …
R: 13 / I: 4

Gamer wizdent

Does anyone here have a gamer dent? It is caused by wearing your headset/headphones on all day. I thought it was a joke/photoshop until I shaved my head and realized I have it as well and have since been having in a constant state of panic over it.
R: 15 / I: 1

Albion Online

Is anyone interested in playing albion again? We played it about a year ago, but I wanna get into it again with some wizards who want to sink hundreds of hours into building up our guild island and amassing a whole bunch of cash
R: 24 / I: 0
On ebay you can buy digital games from a russian guy for a discounted price and he will give an account where to download the game

i don't know the legality of this. i bought a digital copy of red dead redemption 2 for 6 dollars(when it's like 60 on the xbox site)
R: 12 / I: 0
Thoughts on this remake? I've been having a blast with it and it brings me a ton of nostalgia too. Just wondering if any of you guys have played it but I think I'm gonna go for 100% completion too. What were your opinions on this series and which one was your favorite?
All and all it's been good so far the remake that is.
R: 14 / I: 1

Disco Elysium

The new RPG "Disco Elysium" is coming out in a few days, is anyone else planning to get it?
Despite the huge amount of various info about the levelling system, the traits and such what is hardest to find is basic info like where the story takes place.

From what I have been able to gather it is in a retrofuturistic version of the 70's, set in an eastern-european inspired city called Ravachol (liked named after the French anarchist François Claudius Koenigstein). You play as a police detective, loosely affiliated with the militia police force which runs the law in the city. How you deal with the world around you is entirely up to you, and it seems like skill checks are extremely frequent and failing these don't always lead to negative consequences, just different outcomes.

I'd love to talk about it, especially if others plan to get it when it comes out on the 15th. I am especially intrigued by the "mind map", which is something the devs says will shape the player character. For example, focusing on particular ways of doing things may lead to the character developing OCD, and always choosing conspiracy-related topics could lead the character to become paranoid, giving different bonuses and penalties to the gameplay.

As far as gimmicks go, I think this is pretty interesting and I'm looking forward to seeing how it'll actually work. The devs have also said (in a thread on the steam forums) that the base game will be around 25 hours long just to do the main story, and at least 40 hours long for a single playthrough where you do whatever side quests you feel like.

Thoughts on this?
R: 19 / I: 2
What are your general opinions on the sonic franchise? I have been play sonic games since colors and i enjoyed the vast majority of them.

Adventure vs Modern vs Classic
R: 17 / I: 1

2HU TOURNAMENT - TOUHOU 12.3 HISOUTENSOKU

Your board is cordially invited to participate in a fighting game tournament. Score as high as you are able and earn glory for yourself and/or your board.

TOURNAMENT STARTS AT AUGUST 1ST, 7PM UTC https://time.is/UTC

CENTRAL THREAD HERE, IT HAS MORE INFO IN IT AND PEOPLE WILL HOST THERE FOR PRACTICE: https://8chan.moe/japan/res/8225.html
BRACKETS LINK: https://challonge.com/MASHFIGHT
SIGN UP FOR THE TOURNEY HERE: https://challonge.com/tournaments/signup/8V5KD80C1F#/signup/269mgr143wj
If you do not want to register, post the name that you are signing up with in a central thread. You will be added to the brackets.

Hisoutensoku is an expansion to Touhou 10.5 SWR and is a multiplayer fighting game made by Tasofro with ZUN's approval. It's easy to learn, hard to master battle system makes for fun and fast paced matches with counterhits often launching succubi across the screen. Very fast when played right. As a P2P game, game hosts must forward ports in order to play it or use specific workarounds.

DOWNLOAD LINKS:
Full installation: https://mega.nz/#!ashhnZza!cWdD2mqnQSfpzow5h_LDABQzHOnAiHDL62ceAOF6z9k
Mirror: http://www.mediafire.com/file/7ulje2arv05zjbg/Touhou_Hisoutensoku_%252B_Full_Unlock_%252B_SokuRoll_%252B_SWRSToys_%252B_Tensokukan.zip/file

Extract into the folder of your choice. After launching th123e.exe, wait one or two seconds and then launch SokuRollLoader.exe to enable netplay. To host, hosting player forwards a port (detailed instructions are available on the internet) and provides IP with a port in an IP:Port format, launches the game with sokuroll and uses the Vs Network menu to start the server. Client connects to provided IP and port and plays game.

Wiki: https://hisouten.koumakan.jp/

If you hate M*rk that much, don't worry - we share the sentiment. You don't have to come to 8moe thread in that case - simply host games in this thread and enjoy the game. If you don't signup you'll be stuck eating cake for a while.
R: 30 / I: 4

Time in game

I've spent about 1.2 years between 2009 and today on steam games (counting only approximate waking hours). I suspect most of my fellow wizards have been in game for far longer within that same time span. How much time do you estimate you've sacrificed to this hobby and do you have any regrets about it? Personally, I only regret the time I dedicated to games that I didn't truly enjoy.
R: 45 / I: 8

Sick of dealing with my autism/OCD while gaming

I feel like I've finally hit an impassable wall when it comes to gaming. My actual time spent playing anything has taken a steep nose dive this year and I'm not sure if it'll ever recover. Days, and even weeks, go by now where I don't play anything at all. I also become fatigued while playing far more easily than usual, which is something I could usually endure/ignore, but now I can't even do that. I feel like I've been fighting a losing battle since the beginning of 2014, which is precisely when I'd say gaming started to really sour for me and ever since it's been more a struggle that I force myself to do, versus something I actually want to do for its own sake.

In my case, this has just as much to do with my autism/OCD as it has to do with simple anhedonia/burnout. There's still a gigantic amount of games out there that, as of this moment, I could very easily torrent/emulate and get to playing if I really wanted to. The sorts of games that I'm still interested in and that I still would like to get to at some point. The problem is that I can't enjoy anything and trying to motivate myself to sit down with a game and actually play it feels like pulling teeth, or having to drag my ass to some job I fucking hate. I honestly could care less what the current state of video games are. You see people whinging about it on here all the time, but, personally, I think it's really overblown and it's clear to see how there are still tons of games that come out that are still good and more than decent enough to play and enjoy. In the end, the problem just comes back to me, which is exactly what I'd argue is the case with anyone else who complains about the "state of gaming today" (that being, that it's ultimately their own problem), and the fact that, for me, I can't motivate myself to play anything I actually want to play.

I've been grappling with gaming burnout and anhedonia for a long time now, but I've kept forcing myself to keep at it because there's just nothing else for me to do, aside from watching random stuff like films/anime/shows, which I should really just focus on as a sort of break, or whatever, from gaming for a little while, or for however long it takes, instead of constantly forcing myself along like I need to meet a fucking work quota for the month of games finished. The thing is though is that, while some might think it ridiculous, I'm actually of the firm belief that society will probably collapse, or at the very least become much more unstable, within the next couple years (and even that's feeling generous considering the state of things as of this moment), so I feel like it's either now or never when it comes to any games that I actually want to get around to playing, but I'm too burned out and anhedonic to actually start playing them. Then again, I sometimes ask myself, even if society were to collapse am I really going to be sitting there going, "Aw schucks, I never got around to doing a playthrough of Morrowind, or checking out Bloodborne, or whatever else". I mean, really? Sounds pretty silly and dumb when you spell it out like that and that's what I try to remind myself of when I keep trying to feel like it's a race against time to make the most of all this. Even taking societal collapse out of the equation, we only have so much time in our lives anyway, so each day I fail to make the most of it noticeably stings for me. Even if, "making the most of it", basically just boils down to the games I know I ought to play/finish at some point.

I'm also extremely self-defeating in my gaming habits, even when I can motivate myself to play something. I'll, way more often than I'd like to admit, push myself to finish the sort of irredeemably bad, shovelware type shit that most anyone else would drop after 5 minutes. Some examples of the absolute garbage I've forced myself to finish (I fucking, and I mean I fucking dare you, to look up some of these digital abortions and realize, and very likely cringe as well, that someone like me actually bothered to finish them) purely out of completionism and my OCD would be: Die Young, Immortals Unchained, The Sunken City, Rule of Rose, Cursed Mountain, Phantom Doctrine (did 2 complete playthroughs of this fucking trash since apparently 1 wasn't enough for me), NecroVision, Mulaka, Corruption 2029, ReCore, Blackguards, Mace Griffin - Bounty Hunter, Phantaruk, Unruly Heroes, Where The Water Tastes Like Wine, and many, many others. And these aren't even mainstream AAA games. Just indie trash, or old garbage from a few generations ago. I guess the only thing I can say to explain any of this is that OCD is a fucking demon sent from the bowels of god damned hell to deal with and that I also must be partially insane. Wasting my very limited energy for gaming, when I can already barely motivate myself to play anything to begin with, on what is literal fucking garbage. I've posted about this issue of mine before on here and I don't know how to stop. I just honestly don't know how to stop.

I'm actually grappling with this again right now, as a matter of fact. I played The Surge 2 a number of weeks back and now, as per usual, I feel compelled that I HAVE to finish it. The original was OK, but this sequel is just dogshit. Doesn't matter though, because heyooo OCD demands it be finished anyway. What a fucking curse this is. God fucking damn it. The extra layer of crazy is this. If a game is good or has high production values I tend to feel less inclined to go back and finish it, versus a game which is either mediocre or downright bad, which I often am more gravitated towards finishing over these other, better games that I've also put on hold. Case in point, both Sekiro and Nier Automata are games I dropped last year. Both are still installed on my computer, but I just can't be bothered to go back and finish them, yet I feel more of a priority to finish mediocre garbage like The Surge 2. It's like I've spent so long eating out of the trash can that this is all I know how to do now. So much so, that good or popular games are seen as too much trouble to me, versus games that nobody knows or cares about. I wonder if this comes back to how much I despise most people, since I'd consider myself a fairly strong misanthrope. So much so, that I subconsciously don't even want to play/enjoy the same games that other people do. That might be part of it, but it also just feels like a hassle to actually play a good game versus a bad game. For whatever reason, a good game feels like it takes more effort to enjoy than a mediocre one. Can someone explain to me why I think this way? Because, I gotta say, I really don't fucking get it.

And the most depressing thing of all? Nobody fucking gets this. Nobody. I've never seen anyone, anywhere ever relate to any of these feelings whatsoever. And it's very likely that this thread will prove no differently. Apparently I'm the only human being on the entire fucking planet who's ever felt or struggled with this kind of shit. Goes to show what a special flavor of crazy this all must be when nobody else even knows about, or can even relate with what the fuck it is I'm talking about here.
R: 87 / I: 83

Underground PC gaming

Post obscure / lesser know games. No AAA, no DLC milking, no micro-transactions, no exploitation.
R: 11 / I: 2

SOMA

What do you guys think of the game? I'm personally in love with the constant dread and characters.
R: 26 / I: 4

Pokemon Gen VII

Be honest, is the Seventh generation of Pokemon really as bad as people say it is?
R: 5 / I: 0

Lets plays

Do you guys have any good lets play channels to recommend? id like some background noise that isnt zoomer cancer
R: 16 / I: 2

Death Stranding

Anyone here played this game? I ordered it. Arrives on Monday. I love hiking so I think I'm going to enjoy it.
R: 304 / I: 67

General Gaming Thread

>Discuss games here that don't deserve their own thread.
I'm changing the scope of the board's general slightly this time. Let's discuss anything related to video games that don't deserve their own threads.

Any wiz here ever made something with RPG Maker? I'm seriously considering taking a plunge for the next year and make a serious attempt at making one RPG Maker game. The thing that is stopping me is thinking about better gaming engines like Unity and how far would I get in those if I spend a year messing with them instead.
R: 26 / I: 13

90s Waifus and Succubi in Nintendo/Sega/Sony

Let's discuss the ups and downs of various female characters from a couple decades back. What did you like about some? Hate about some? Ideally give an example of both in addition to any responses to others ideas. I'll start off with the Donkey Kong Country games. This isn't a furry-themed thread or anything, it's just a really great example I can think of of the contrast that can exist even within a single franchise.

Candy Kong was this repulsive ditz and the only female in the first game. She was supposed to be "eye candy" but I just found her an infuriating aspect of the game which I enjoyed entirely in spite of her.

Dixie Kong was nice. She just randomly joins her friend Diddy in a much more terrifying world than in the previous game to save his mentor who she basically didn't even know. Despite being a lightweight like Diddy, she made for interesting play. Her hair could hold barrels overhead like DK used to require 2 arms to do (wtf her neck muscles) while Diddy was stuck holding barrels in front of him. Her hair could helicopter to slow her descent from falls, which was really useful in sticking landings. She wasn't as fast as Diddy (who could tap into the Speed Force if you lined up a series of cartwheels into opponents) and made cute "ow!" noises when she was hurt, and would cry, it was endearing. A strong female who didn't want to be put on a pedestol but who was still cute and feminine. So much so that she actually became the star of the 3rd game in the series with that faggot down-syndrome Kiddy Kong cousin because DK and Diddy were kidnapped by a scientist.

The TV series adaptations kept Dixie similar-looking (but much less adventurous, which I didn't like) and gave way to much focus to Candy, who they changed the image of and gave more personality, but it was still annoying, like some kind of hip hop negress.
R: 51 / I: 7
How accurate is this?
have modern games lost their soul?
or is it just nostalgia?
what do you think?
R: 7 / I: 2

What do you think of this map I'm making for Duke Nukem 3D?

I'm messing around with Mapster32 and .ART editing programs for the fuck of it. I'll probably send a GRP with all the shit in it when I'm done.
R: 1 / I: 0

Euro Trucks

Anyone else find this game really relaxing? I feel dumb for enjoying it, but its the best to listen to podcast or audiobooks

I also wanted to ask if anyone knows wheel/pedals that are decently priced and decent quality? I have absolutely no experience buying that sort of thing
R: 5 / I: 1

Looking for wholesome wizzies

Hellow dear fellow wizzards.

Im currently looking for someone to play this gem with.
it holds great sentimental value for me as i used to play this game a lot on the SNES with one of my friends i used to have when i was still young (34 of age now)
I reside in the CET time zone (EUROPA) but i dont think time difference should be too much of an issue.
Also if you have anything cool to say about this game please be my guest and share your fond memories