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CALLBACKS: Nintendo Hard, Okay So Shatranj, Hot Tub Nostalgia Machine: Classic Gaming

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  1. No wonder James, but funny that you’re actually better then Jackson cuz you at least complain about decisions and themes and although one sided, but you put up a debate. JACKSON on the other hand is only a complaining old man. 😀

  2. Yay, Descartes week!

    I like the Elder Scrolls. :-p I played Oblivion and loved it. I haven’t gotten Skyrim yet.

    With that said, there are some old games with a special place in my heart.

    1. I played Oblivion first, so I really had trouble getting into Morrowind, though I read that a lot of people like Morrowind better than… anything ever. I am indeed anxious to play Skyrim.

      1. I don’ know. I tried both Morrowind and Oblivion, but I stopped after maybe an hour cuz it was too random for me.
        But now I’m almost addicted to Skyrim and I thing the reason for that was the Fallout games from 1 till NV, somehow I got used to the overly free sandbox style. 🙂

      2. Oblivion was a couple steps back from Morrowind (although the graphics were better) Skyrim is a couple steps forward from Oblivion, although in a different direction. I can’t tell which is better. But I think Skyrim is probably going to win me over.

        One general thing that Morrowind had going for it is that Morrowind is an island, so there is a reason the map is a limited size (you don’t want to swim off into the infinite ocean). Oblivion felt really weird because you arbitrarily couldn’t go past the border. Skyrim so far has kept me busy enough that I haven’t looked at the border thinking “why can’t I go there?”

        1. Hmm… I agree on the graphics, but I also found combat and such easier to handle on Oblivion. Of course, it’s been a while since I played either, so I don’t really remember too much. Either way, I definitely wanna play Skyrim.

          1. vvardenfell is surrounded by an infinite sea in Morrowind. An infinite sea with no arbitrary invisible walls is better in my mind than arbitrary invisible walls.

            Especially since I didn’t know there was supposed to be land around it.

            I heard rumor that in Hammerfell (Elderscrolls (3 minus some number, I’m guessing 1)) you can go all over the whole map, but it is apparently pretty monotonous.

    2. Never having played Skyrim myself, I’m not in much of a position to evaluate this statement. But the Final Fantasy games are certainly important for their legacy, and FFVI has a special place in my heart as the game that got me into RPGs. I think it’s thematically the strongest of the series.

      At the risk of sounding like James again, the series after FFVI is pretty overrated, but at the same time FFVII is significant for popularizing RPGs in the American mainstream. A high tide lifts all boats, as the saying goes, and the ground that FFVII broke both changed and broadened the course of the RPG genre permanently. In summary, it carved out a market for all sorts of games, such as Skyrim, which evidently I really ought to play.

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