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Old 04-15-2022, 08:31 PM   #81
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The wife was playing the last one for weeks/months on end. I never really saw the draw. There doesn't appear to be much of an alluring story or anything... just never-ending quests to fight big dinosaur things that looks mostly frustrating and time-consuming.
Would you mind asking her why she likes it so much? I suppose fans of the series all like it for the same reason(s), then. If the games have no alluring stories, then I guess players just like to hunt the monsters. Are there many different types of monsters and do you get certain rewards for each 50 monsters you kill or something?

Plus it's a Capcom game. Capcom games tend to be challenging. So now I'm starting to wonder if the reason why so many people sink tons of hours into those games is because hunting those monsters is hard.
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Old 04-15-2022, 10:48 PM   #82
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Not everything is about Story. I appreciate a good one myself but some folks here would be shocked at just how many people - especially younger people but not exclusively - just mash X or A to get through everything and jump right into gameplay. To a lot of people, games are like porn - story only gets in the way of what they actually paid to experience. I personally feel like that's a bit reductive but nevertheless it's how a lot of people roll.

I haven't played any of the Monster Hunter games yet, although I do own one and just haven't gotten to it. I did play some of the Monster Hunter "inspired" levels and bosses in MGS: Peace Walker and that was a ton of fun, albeit very challenging.
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Old 04-16-2022, 12:31 AM   #83
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Would you mind asking her why she likes it so much? I suppose fans of the series all like it for the same reason(s), then. If the games have no alluring stories, then I guess players just like to hunt the monsters. Are there many different types of monsters and do you get certain rewards for each 50 monsters you kill or something?

Plus it's a Capcom game. Capcom games tend to be challenging. So now I'm starting to wonder if the reason why so many people sink tons of hours into those games is because hunting those monsters is hard.
Yeah, she seemed perfectly content just getting quests to hunt different giant monsters. First tracking them down then spending maybe an hour killing each of the harder ones.

Hell, maybe there IS a big storyline to be had in the game. If there was, she wasn't doing it.

Then again she spent inordinate hours/days playing Red Dead II just going around hunting animals so maybe that makes sense.
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Old 04-17-2022, 01:49 PM   #84
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Yeah, she seemed perfectly content just getting quests to hunt different giant monsters. First tracking them down then spending maybe an hour killing each of the harder ones.

Hell, maybe there IS a big storyline to be had in the game. If there was, she wasn't doing it.

Then again she spent inordinate hours/days playing Red Dead II just going around hunting animals so maybe that makes sense.
I know you have Zelda BOTW since I've seen you discuss it here before. Let me guess, she also spends a lot of time hunting deer, wolves and birds in it?
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Old 12-01-2023, 07:14 PM   #85
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A new game has joined my list: Football Manager 2023 with 390 hours played.

FM24 is out already but I haven't gotten it yet. Maybe I will for Christmas if it gets a decent discount on Steam. I'm still into my FM23 save and having fun with the game. So I'm sure I will reach 400 hours before 2024.
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Old 12-02-2023, 03:06 PM   #86
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Splatoon 3: about 560 hours, and to think the game wasn’t even out the last time someone posted on this until it was recently bumped!

I also have 100 hours of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom.
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Old 12-02-2023, 03:10 PM   #87
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I know you have Zelda BOTW since I've seen you discuss it here before. Let me guess, she also spends a lot of time hunting deer, wolves and birds in it?
She doesn't play Nintendo at all. But she's seen me play that and thinks it looks "silly" by comparison (to RDR2).
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Old 12-02-2023, 05:51 PM   #88
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Splatoon 3: about 560 hours, and to think the game wasn’t even out the last time someone posted on this until it was recently bumped!

I also have 100 hours of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom.
I haven't played any of the Splatoon games but damn, are they that addicting or something?

I played TOTK for about a couple of hours at best earlier this year. Will eventually get back into it but not in a rush. It's pretty much BOTW2.
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Old 12-02-2023, 05:57 PM   #89
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I played TOTK for about a couple of hours at best earlier this year. Will eventually get back into it but not in a rush. It's pretty much BOTW2.
My Zelda run-through has gotten a little side-tracked. See, I was playing the Wii version of Skyward Sword -- canonically, the FIRST Zelda in the timeline -- about a year ago and got pretty far... then Nintendo dropped the Switch HD version of it. So I stopped what I was doing and went back to the beginning and started playing that version of it. Then TOTK dropped and a dabbled in that a little bit, but I think I want to go back and finish the Switch version of Skyward Sword first, then work my way forward in the timeline until I hit Breath of the Wild again (which is another story in itself... my friend and I would take turns playing it while in each other's company, but I let him borrow it for a few days and he beat large chunks of the story including Zora's kingdom so I just sort of lost interest at that point), then TOTK.

To me, TOTK just seems less BOTW 2 and more like a massive, massive DLC for BOTW.
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I haven't played any of the Splatoon games but damn, are they that addicting or something?
Kind of. Before Splatoon 3 came out, I played about 1,000 hours of Splatoon 2. The Splatoon games have several multiplayer modes and they’re so much fun to me. Splatoon 3 feels like an expanded Splatoon 2. I haven’t played much of Splatoon 1 but I do have the game.
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Kind of. Before Splatoon 3 came out, I played about 1,000 hours of Splatoon 2. The Splatoon games have several multiplayer modes and they’re so much fun to me. Splatoon 3 feels like an expanded Splatoon 2. I haven’t played much of Splatoon 1 but I do have the game.
I never saw the appeal of Splatoon tbh. I'm sure they're fun games and all but can't say I'm too interested. There's plenty of other games out there I'd rather play instead.
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I've spent hundreds of hours on Fallout 4, Skyrim, and Clubhouse Games. Probably the same amount on all the WWE games from the N64 onwards. Pretty much anything with a create-a-character feature soaks up way too much of my time.
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Old 12-14-2023, 08:17 PM   #93
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I've spent hundreds of hours on Fallout 4, Skyrim, and Clubhouse Games. Probably the same amount on all the WWE games from the N64 onwards. Pretty much anything with a create-a-character feature soaks up way too much of my time.
I usually never used the CAW mode much because back then you had to go to one of those websites where people would show off their caws, write ALL down and then create the whole thing from scratch which took way too long. I'd just make a CAW of myself and maybe a couple of others if I was in the mood for it and that's it. I never felt I was any good at making CAWs and never had the patience to learn it either lol

The best part of the modern WWE games is you can just go to the Creations menu and instantly download CAWs made and uploaded by others onto the online servers.
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I usually never used the CAW mode much because back then you had to go to one of those websites where people would show off their caws, write ALL down and then create the whole thing from scratch which took way too long. I'd just make a CAW of myself and maybe a couple of others if I was in the mood for it and that's it. I never felt I was any good at making CAWs and never had the patience to learn it either lol

The best part of the modern WWE games is you can just go to the Creations menu and instantly download CAWs made and uploaded by others onto the online servers.
I remember doing that, but only if I wanted real-life accurate and actual wrestlers. I used to watch video tutorials and was amazed on how some people would get the detail down so well. Wrinkles, blemishes, facial structure; very meticulous. The only problem was having to download a template for the ring attire. Unable to do that, I would just attempt at using what the games gave me. Those videos actually taught me how to make more realistic faces and enhanced my creative drive. Even when making an original character, I would utilize those techniques to make someone that resembled a real person instead of a plastic action figure.

I haven't played a WWE game in almost 10 years but I want to just to see how advanced the CAW mode has gotten.
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I remember doing that, but only if I wanted real-life accurate and actual wrestlers. I used to watch video tutorials and was amazed on how some people would get the detail down so well. Wrinkles, blemishes, facial structure; very meticulous. The only problem was having to download a template for the ring attire. Unable to do that, I would just attempt at using what the games gave me. Those videos actually taught me how to make more realistic faces and enhanced my creative drive. Even when making an original character, I would utilize those techniques to make someone that resembled a real person instead of a plastic action figure.

I haven't played a WWE game in almost 10 years but I want to just to see how advanced the CAW mode has gotten.
Well, I'm even worse than you. WWE 2k23 was the first WWE game I bought since... SmackDown vs. Raw 2007.
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