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Shoot and loot seems to be trending quite well as of late.  There have been a few bombs like Anthem, and some successes (at least a lot of hype for The Division 2).

I love the Diablo/Torchlight stuff.  Warframe was fun.  The Division is pretty fun in groups.  Was not a fan of the cell shading and it kept me from playing border lands.

Anyhow.  What is your favorite shoot and loot?  Are there any coming out you are looking forward too?

 

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That's what this is about.  There is a newish generation of games that are combining the two.  Games like COD, Battlefront, or Halo define the FPS genre.  Games like Diablo, Torchlight, or dungeon siege define the ARPG genre.  Now we have games that combine both aspects.  These games work from an FPS perspective with an ARPG loot system.  Skyrim, for instance, is technically an ARPG that is heavier on the FPS.  Now we have these games; Borderlands, Warframe, The Division, Destiny that although there is an FPS perspective, they are more akin to ARPG's like Diablo or Torchlight.  Multiplayer Skyrim or Fallout if you will.  Open world multiplayer games with grouping instances.   In fact, Fallout 76 was supposed to be exactly that, but it was released WAY WAY to early and as such was an EPIC fail.  I don't really know what to call them other than shoot and loots.  Really they are MMOFPSARPG's.  Kind of a mouth full if you ask me.

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1 hour ago, Jag said:

Kind of a mouth full if you ask me.

To beat @Jazz to it ...

Like yer mom had last night.

*bah-dum tish*

I generally avoid twitch-based First Person Shooter games.  Can't say I've played any of the ones you mention except Skyrim which I thought was more of a traditional over-the-shoulder third-person perspective cRPG.

The Diablos, Torchlights, Grim Dawn, Path of Exiles, Depth of Peril, Din's Quest, Zombasite, and other similar titles are more of traditional isometric view aRPGs.  One of their defining features is random loot prefixes and suffixes.

I consider the Dungeon Siege line a mix between classic cRPGs and aRPGs because you can pause the real time element (similar but different to Tower of Time).  They do have random loot prefixes and suffixes, so they've borrowed that mechanic from Diablo, and they have significant character development like most classic cRPGs (e.g., Baldur's Gate, etc.)

The only recent game I can think of that might be along the lines you describe (besides MMOs like LOTRO) is Kingdom Come: Deliverance (?) or one of the third-person fighting games such as Lords of the Fallen (?).  I didn't care much for the former (couldn't get into it after really trying - that and the Witcher series), and struggled with the pacing of the latter genre because they tend to be console controller twitch button mashing exercises.

No Man's Sky has some FPS elements available, but those are side distractions in an otherwise exploration-builder.  Sea Dogs - City of Abandoned Ships (and derivative products such as the Gentlemen of Fortune mod) also had Action Adventure RPG-ish elements, but I'm not sure that's what you're going for either.  Same with the Risen series, the Gothic series before it, and the latest in that vein being Elex.  Would you consider Dragons Dogma - Dark Arisen or Mount & Blade: Warband to fall within your category?

 

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5 hours ago, Elovia said:

To beat @Jazz to it ...

Like yer mom had last night.

*bah-dum tish*

 

I'm so proud of my influence in this forum. :wub:

I've played these Shoot and Loots like Borderlands 2 and others, other than the looting mechanics I don't consider them related, and am sure they have been doing similar looting mechanics across all games for some time now, but could be wrong.

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I enjoyed the first Destiny for it's PvP, even though the storyline was trash.  I'm looking forward to trying the Division 2

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I don't know what it is.  Age?  Lack of something good?  Working on a PC all day?

But I have almost no interest in gaming anymore.  Haven't played anything in months and I'm not even looking for something to play.

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3 hours ago, Dunnar said:

I don't know what it is.  Age?  Lack of something good?  Working on a PC all day?

But I have almost no interest in gaming anymore.  Haven't played anything in months and I'm not even looking for something to play.

/sniff Our Dunnar has all-growed-up!

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On 3/25/2019 at 11:49 AM, Dunnar said:

I don't know what it is.  Age?  Lack of something good?  Working on a PC all day?

But I have almost no interest in gaming anymore.  Haven't played anything in months and I'm not even looking for something to play.

Porn...what a shame. 

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On 3/25/2019 at 9:49 AM, Dunnar said:

I don't know what it is.  Age?  Lack of something good?  Working on a PC all day?

But I have almost no interest in gaming anymore.  Haven't played anything in months and I'm not even looking for something to play.

What is this? ... I don't even ...

*sigh*

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