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Dec 9 2018 Anchor

Hi everyone!


What are the video games you continue to replay over and over again for the last year / 2 / 5? And why?

My team and I are currently working on a roguelike shooter which we intent to make endlessly replayable.

Your insights are much appreciated

Feb 12 2019 Anchor

There is no difference in the reason why we keep playing a game, and why we play it again.

The reason is an unknown element that is suggested that its there, BUT we dont know when we are going resolve it.

Best example is speedruning. The better time is suggested to be possible,BUT we dont know when are we going to reach it, so we keep playing and replaying until it happens.

Feb 14 2019 Anchor

I think the main thing that produces high replay value is new content. Specifically, the player's expectations of new content. When the game runs out of content and the player doesn't expect anything new anymore, there are still some challenges left. But they should be fun and not boring.

When the game runs out of new content and new challenges, it's time to put the game aside. Nothing is truly infinite. (Well, almost nothing.)

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.

--Albert Einstein

Feb 16 2019 Anchor

For me it's if the core game mechanics are fun. For instance, in your game if I enjoy the basic shooting mechanics - the level of skill required, the way npcs react to being shot, how much though is required when engaging groups of enemies that sort of thing - then I'd probably replay the game but something like collecting loot is less interesting to me.

Feb 20 2019 Anchor

TBH there's no game which I replay over n over in the past years. I rather play new game than replaying a game. If I replay a game, it's more because I want to play that game and not in certain period.

Neglecting period and time stuffs, the reason I replay a game is simply because I love the gameplay. I did replay some games to get different ending but only if I love gameplay those games give

Mar 7 2019 Anchor

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Mar 27 2019 Anchor

Any Civillization (mostly 4 and 5 for me, haven't played 6 yet) and Heroes of Might and Magic 3, hands down. I've been bumping them once in a year or two for years and will do so for years to come. The gameplay doesn't age at all and the amount of content (including the fan-made in case of HoMM3) is insane.

Mar 27 2019 Anchor

High replay Value!?

Well here ya go m8:

Re-Volt

Carmageddon Franchise

S.T.A.L.K.E.R

Age Of Empires Franchise

There are tons upon tons of mods, tools, features that you can add for these games that i´ve mentioned, and the best part is games like Re-volt and the old Age Of Empires are still getting new content made by great modders.

Just from these games alone, you get a whole decade of fun, been playing re-volt since release date ( 1999 ), Hahaha i was a small toddler back then.

I hope it helped brah.

Peace.

May 30 2019 Anchor

Like someone else said, its the core gameplay mechanics that keep me coming back to the same games.

I like "tactical" shooters and ive been playing insurgency for many years now. The core mechanics that does it for me is the way it feels to inhabit the character (movement is slow) and the way it feels to wield the weapons (bullets are lethal and there is a wide range of weapons to chose from).


I am also into hack and slash games and vermintide 1 and 2 are games ive been playing a lot for several years. I think it boils down to the melee system. Fighting has a particular feel in those games and its the reason i keep coming back to it.

Jun 3 2019 Anchor

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Maninblue999 wrote:

Like someone else said, its the core gameplay mechanics that keep me coming back to the same games.

I like "tactical" shooters and ive been playing insurgency for many years now. The core mechanics that does it for me is the way it feels to inhabit the character (movement is slow) and the way it feels to wield the weapons (bullets are lethal and there is a wide range of weapons to chose from).


I am also into hack and slash games and vermintide 1 and 2 are games ive been playing a lot for several years. I think it boils down to the melee system. Fighting has a particular feel in those games and its the reason i keep coming back to it.


Insurgency mod was 1000x better, slower, more realistic and more brutal. They ruined it to appeal to the masses. Allah akbar!!

Jun 28 2019 Anchor

Check out DEATH ROAD TO CANADA. It should inspire you. I've played it hundreds of times and it still amazes me to see rare jokes and characters I hadn't encountered.

Jul 23 2019 Anchor

I would like to second DEATH ROAD TO CANADA. Every time I start a new run I find something new and hilarious. It also helps that I have a buddy who is super into it too. Whenever one of us picks it up, we try and figure out if the other had also found this weird character or weapon. It's kind of fun to share the things we discover.

Edited by: TheMainQuest

Jul 23 2019 Anchor

Thief (1998) and Half-Life are some of my favourite games to replay over and over. Mainly because the way they were designed, Thief being an immersive sim with a lot of emergent gameplay to it, and Half-Life being a first person shooter that, aside genre conventions, also allowed for an amazingly deep emergent sandbox. Also, mod support makes it even more replayable. Would say that mod support is even more important towards replay value than just official content developed over a period of time.

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Vita Brevis, Ars Longa

Aug 16 2019 Anchor

System Shock 2...


I've played it every year since I bought it when it first came out...

Go to system shock.org and see why...

Stunning and original... The game that started it all....


Oct 9 2019 Anchor

Waiting for Stranded Sails Store.steampowered.com to come out... it's rather sad that no indie dev truly strives to make a game that beats Terraria or Stardew Valley, or even Starbound. The immediate clones I've played are nothing near the quality or level of detail of the aforementioned games... (even if these cult ones are not flawless themselves by a long shot)

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