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Re: Video games

Postby Kalta79 » Jul 10, 2019 9:23 pm

Yeah it's like World of Warcraft, but um...not. They're totally separate online fantasy RPG games/fandoms. Kinda like how some people try to lump Star Wars and Star Trek together. I was naughty and started to download WoW trial today on wifi at cafe and library, but I um...didn't know it would be 60gigs, have to wait on that til I free up more space on my laptop.
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Re: Video games

Postby Cleander » Jul 12, 2019 4:34 pm

It's funny, I never got into World of Warcraft, even though I enjoy fantasy. I guess it didn't look medieval enough. Whereas playing Skyrim is like basically living out the epic of Beowulf. B-)
Found out something interesting about Skyrim recently. Christopher Plummer actually voiced some of the characters :-o :-o , as did Jim Cummings (better known as the voice of Winnie the Pooh ;) ). I'm gonna listen more carefully when the NPC's talk, knowing that!
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Re: Video games

Postby Kalta79 » Jul 14, 2019 8:36 am

I like fantasy games(and books) myself too, sci-fi frequently gets too technical and doesn't focus on the characters enough for me. I do like it when there are familiar voices in games I play. I remember reading Beowulf story in school but I don't remember much about it, the Xena Norse trilogy episodes I remember better...

Should have more time for gaming this coming week. Maybe.
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Re: Video games

Postby Cleander » Jul 15, 2019 2:23 pm

I read Beowulf, or the bulk thereof, a loooooooooooooong time ago in school (okay, so maybe it was really like seven years ago). It's like Skyrim in that it has... dragons. And a hero who goes on mighty quests to slay them (though without any "shouting" involved.)
The words to the main theme song of Skyrim are also inspired by portions of Beowulf, or so I've heard. I'm guessing that means the English version, not the dragon-tongue lyrics. :D
I've actually never heard of the Xena Norse trilogy before. Is that a more recent writing, perchance?
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Re: Video games

Postby fantasia » Jul 15, 2019 2:49 pm

Cleander wrote:Everquest? Never heard of it. Assuming it's also an RPG?


Well, you just gave away your age. ;))
Everquest was the original huge MMORPG. I never played it. I might have if I had been a few years older.
For about four years I was HUGELY into WoW. I loved that game. I still miss it. But I would safely say it was an addiction for me and once I finally stopped playing it I swore I would never go back. Not to that, not to any other game with that level of involvement.
As for Skyrim, the world was TOO open for me. I found it overwhelming and boring. I know some people who absolutely adore it though.

Just to add, I am looking forward to Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3. My husband and I played the second one, really enjoyed it, and now that we have kids, I hope to make it a family video game (probably when they're a bit older though ;) ).
It's a good thing I played the second MUA before the movies were in full swing or else I'd be too Marveled out to even consider this one. ;)
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Re: Video games

Postby Cleander » Jul 15, 2019 3:20 pm

fantasia wrote:
Cleander wrote:Everquest? Never heard of it. Assuming it's also an RPG?


Well, you just gave away your age. ;))


Lol! I guess a youngster like me wouldn't be quite as familiar with such ancient works. =))


As for Skyrim, the world was TOO open for me. I found it overwhelming and boring. I know some people who absolutely adore it though.


I'm not one of those people...yet, so I guess I'm still able to understand why you'd find it boring, especially if you don't know what your goals are. I guess what attracts me is that you aren't necessarily constrained by preset goals... so you can make up your OWN goals, and do whatever crazy thing you want. Which to me is fun.
I don't mind if people don't like Skyrim. I ignored it for 8 years, after all, and there are still elements of the game that I don't like, which is fine, because I can avoid them.
Just don't start hating on Age of Empires. Then we're gonna have problems. ;)
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Re: Video games

Postby Kalta79 » Jul 15, 2019 7:08 pm

The Norse trilogy was an episode arc in the sixth season of Xena, the tv show.
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Re: Video games

Postby shastastwin » Jul 15, 2019 7:51 pm

fantasia wrote:Just to add, I am looking forward to Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3. My husband and I played the second one, really enjoyed it, and now that we have kids, I hope to make it a family video game (probably when they're a bit older though ;) ).
It's a good thing I played the second MUA before the movies were in full swing or else I'd be too Marveled out to even consider this one. ;)


I played both of the earlier installments in this series on the Wii and loved them. I'm excited there's going to be a third one, but sad I likely won't get to it for a long while. (We are currently and for the foreseeable future a Switch-less household.)
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