[TotW] Something Old? Something New? Or Something Diff?

Discussion in 'Game Talk' started by Dekades, Mar 29, 2021.

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  1. Dekades

    Dekades Community Cowboy Staff Member


    Lately, ok well forever let's be honest, I've been in an eternal struggle between attacking my backlog and playing new games. I've been super good about hitting up my backlog lately, but I feel like once that shiny new, new-new game comes I'll give my backlog the backhand and embrace the shiny new toy. And then every once and awhile, I get sucker punched from a game I never intended to play but it somehow got in front of me and I can't get rid of it. Although, it's been awhile since that has happened, it happens. Usually in the form of a new IP (Intellectual Property e.g. franchise) or an indie title.

    For this week's Thread of the Week, are you more willing to try new games and IP's or do you like to stick with known franchises? Is price a factor? Like and comment for a chance at the weekly random "Great" achievement. Well thought out responses may get the repeatable "Nice" achievement as well.

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  2. magictim

    magictim Well-Known Member

    I usually stick with known franchises, the mechanism was much more known that I don't need to learn the whole stuff all over again.

    Take an example, after years, I still prefer the Runescape other than the new games which most of them are paid to win. There is no skills involvement and takes a lot of time to learn.
  3. Sye_The-Vie

    Sye_The-Vie Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    The reason why S. Korea has so many great Star Craft players, is because we don't like changes.
    We like to stick and stay with one franchise and become really good at it.

    whether losing or winning, does not matter. Consistent effort to play and get better, always wins

    Popularity of SC1 from 1997, remastered version was released on 2017 due to that~~~
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2021
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  4. TimRs

    TimRs Well-Known Member

    New games usually based on the known franchises, with a lot of mircotransections. Especially mobile games, I don't appreciate it
  5. FaezzulFarhan

    FaezzulFarhan Well-Known Member

    I'll stick with known franchises. That's all
  6. RacianVD

    RacianVD Well-Known Member

    We all are attracted to the AAA games and the known franchises such as Tomp Raider or God of War.We all notice after we finish a game even if that was good or bad that playing thought that game again for the second time its not the same for many reasons.
    Most of the times the (reasonable) price has nothing to do with a well known franchise.Its a matter of perspective after all.
    Fallout76 and Anthem taught as well not to jump into franchises and new IPs without checking gameplay and story first.
    I havent played Cyberpunk for obvious reasons yet and i wasnt so attracted to it even 7 years ago from the first teaser but since it suppose to be something new ill get my hands on it eventually.
  7. JulianKapa

    JulianKapa Well-Known Member

    I stick with franchises I'm familiar with.
  8. neaty_34

    neaty_34 Well-Known Member

    Waiting for RE: Village
  9. angelbreathe

    angelbreathe Well-Known Member

    Octopath Traveler I would say fall under something different, as I don't usually play JRPG.
  10. SylvanasMage

    SylvanasMage Well-Known Member

    I still feel the need to play old games from time to time just for the nostalgia.
  11. aiyionman

    aiyionman Well-Known Member

    For me, just appreciate the old and new games. Some new games have souls of the old goodies.

    Example is Sekiro, somehow gets the soul of Tenchu which is sooooo cool!
  12. Natachat90

    Natachat90 Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Hello friends,

    In France, several Youtubers and authors have democratized role-playing games and board games with friends (Phasmophobia, Call of Cthulhu, Tails of Equestria: my little Pony, Oblivion, AD&D, Aventure ...)

    But with covid-19 it is a problem to do it easily with these friends.

    In your countries, is there also this hype?

    Because that's what I'm also looking for in video games, lots of dialogue choices, fun.
    But role-playing video games are extremely rare.
    Those of very good quality. (Fallout, Arcanum, Cyberpunk 2077)

    An example of a role-playing board game.
    Actors make me laugh. :D

    Your children will surely like it. ^ _ ^
  13. JETventureBurntUmber522

    JETventureBurntUmber522 Well-Known Member

    I'll stick with the known ones. Unless some unknown series gets enough traction to attract my attention
  14. bizWeldonBluetools832

    bizWeldonBluetools832 Well-Known Member

    Of course, price is a factor and I'm never disappointed by my old games and not gonna leave them that easily for something new. However, if something comes out that I've been expecting for a long time i.e. Halo Infinite I'd spend that cash and leave my backlog on the backburner :cool_:
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  15. bSteakkk

    bSteakkk Well-Known Member

    Stick with franchise depends on the gameplay tho
  16. melvinsylar7

    melvinsylar7 Active Member

    Most of the time I usually stick to the franchise I know and grow to love, esp The Elder Scrolls franchise as it keeps expanding and the worlds itself is already huge enough as it is, and there's just so much lore and story and culture I kinda wanna revisit and learn more, but whenever there is a new IP or franchise or even stand alone indie game that pique my interest, I'll give it a try, if I get too into it, then it'll get on my list of "fav franchise" lol if not, then I'll always come back to Skyrim, ESO n NFS lol
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  17. AlphaTay

    AlphaTay Well-Known Member

    old games has timeless design, while new games has some great features.
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  18. S1ndrome

    S1ndrome Well-Known Member

    I actually tend to try out smaller and unknown Devs as opposed to the Big Names. Don't get me wrong, I still like to dive into some of the AAA titles now and then (especially when just doing it for the social aspects of playing with mates), but feel these big name titles are many times just a repetition of something they've already made with a new look and feel (like slapping Makeup on a bulldog). Take the Cod and BF's as example. It's the same game over and over. Sure it feels different, but is it really any different to what we had last year? But like suckers we pay the premium price to do the same thing we already do just on a previous version.
    Whereas with Indi Dev's you get to grow and explore as they do. Price is also a huge thing, cause if I'm basically partaking in growing with your game (as most ones are now pre-release versions), then you can't want to make AAA prices off the bat. Even with the AAA's we've all learnt our lessons with the likes of CP77.
    Oldies also have their play but like @Dekades says, a shiny new toy (even if it's the cheapy from the corner shop) still plays better than the old expensive toys.
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  19. .Surf.

    .Surf. Well-Known Member

    Damn, i have a long list of triple A games that i want to play at high quality, just waiting for a good deal on a GPU and i'm good to go. For now i'll stick with with fps games.
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  20. kashiana

    kashiana Active Member

    I kind of switch between both. I will always stay loyal to my favorite franchise games but when a new game comes out I might focus on that for a while. Price isn't really a factor when the game looks really good or when I have faith in the franchise.
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