mental-mercenary asked: You enjoy a lot of games that give the player a choice in terms of play style. My question is, do you ever play one of those types of games and get overwhelmed by the choices and find it hard to pick a specific playstyle?
Usually not. I know I’ll be playing the sumbitches more than once anyways, so why feel overwhelmed? In narrative or morality-driven titles, I generally have a ‘good-guy’ playthrough, and a ‘raving, swollen cockhead’ playthrough. In more nuanced games like Deus Ex? Fuck choice, it’s stealth all the way. If I wanted to play a shooter, I’d play one.
One major problem I have is with people who ‘game’ the system into making a god character. People who exploit the fallibilities in Skyrim’s crafting system to make Glass Armor at level fucking 4, people who use create-a-wrestler to give a 7-foot-tall, 300-lb dude Rey Mysterio’s move set and shit. I guess I’m a nerdy role-player at heart. I like the idea that my small, fast guy can’t drop Mike Tyson in a single punch, or my towering, 6’11” wrestler moves really slow.
Balance in all things except stealth, padawan.