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View Poll Results: What is our favourite game setting?
Futuristic/Sci-Fi 31 43.06%
Fantasy 32 44.44%
Contemporary 2 2.78%
Historical 5 6.94%
I don't like any of those I will tell you in my post! 2 2.78%
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Old 26-02-2012, 10:40 AM   #21
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I am big fan of Fantasy... but mostly it's too cliche. Knights, dragons, elderly wizards, point-eared elves and ugly orcs. Oh, still good but diversions are welcome!

So I am in "techno-fantasy" actually, as it's much rarer in PC games. Steampunk is good. Star Wars is great. Warhammer 40 000 sounds very attractive as setting. Even Batman and Spiderman have it's quite unique place!

As I am ok with true SF too (like Ringworld or Fallout), I voted for Future/SF.
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Old 26-02-2012, 11:03 AM   #22
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I mostly enjoy fantasy settings, preferably the ones that aren't too bland, cliche or cookie-cutter, such as that of the "A Song of Ice and Fire" series, or maybe even Bioware's "Dragon Age".

But, my favorite setting has to be a combination of those listed in the poll, like Sci-Fi/Fantasy of the "Might & Magic" series, "World of Warcraft", etc. or the combination of Steampunk and Fantasy as seen in Troika's "Arcanum", which was truly unique and amazing
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Old 26-02-2012, 11:23 AM   #23
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Not sure which setting I would say is my favourite since my favourite genre is simulation, preferably flight sims, be it planes or space ships, WW1 or Star Wars, it's a flight sim. YAY. So which option should I go for?

NB: I pick "contemporary" then since it's the closest match for the average sim.
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Old 26-02-2012, 01:16 PM   #24
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I am big fan of Fantasy... but mostly it's too cliche. Knights, dragons, elderly wizards, point-eared elves and ugly orcs. Oh, still good but diversions are welcome!
Just a notice: you should try Gothic (1 and 2), if you didn't yet. It does have knights (well, paladins), dragons, elderly (but full of vigor) wizards and ugly orcs, but it's all rather different than in other RPG's. Prison inmates and weed junkies hard world feeling, rough guy jokes and talking and germanic Middle Ages all thrown in kinda, which makes for a quite unique Fantasy game. And it knows how to make fun of itself sometimes, like with the over-the-top righteous, rule-abiding paladins.
Avoid Gothic III and all following it though.
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Old 26-02-2012, 02:06 PM   #25
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Oh, well, I chose Fantasy -I think I played more fantasy games than any of the other settings. But rather dark fantasy. Beyond Divinity, Morrowind, Disciples, and such (though I still couldn't find time to try the Krynn series). Sci-fi is good as well, but mostly because Star Wars looks like a sci-fi world (I never said it is) - or maybe Deus Ex is something I'd prefer playing. And for contemporary games I like, maybe crime stories are the best - Max Payne, Mafia.

P.S.: Historical games never really worked because of historical accuracy. Just look at the FPS scene - either they are action movie clones like Call of Duty.
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I hate dragons, but I'm seconding Scatty's recommendation, also try Risen
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Old 26-02-2012, 04:50 PM   #27
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Historical games never really worked
Really?

- Civilization series
- Colonization
- Centurion
- 1869
- KOEI Historical Simulation series
- Total War series
- Patrician series
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Old 26-02-2012, 06:10 PM   #28
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Futuristic/Sci-Fi/Cyberpunk for me.
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Old 26-02-2012, 09:39 PM   #29
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I forgot to say that I hate anything that has zombies in it. Maybe I didn't a couple of years ago, but it's so hackneyed now I'm sick of this retro fad.
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Even Jar Jar Binks [...] use the force even though they don't know how or why.
I do hope this is irony, right? You just didn't use emoticons?
No, why? It is a well known fact too.

Are you only being dense because you don't like Jar Jar Binks?

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There was no Force in games such as X-Wing, TIE Fighter or Dark Forces, yet they retained all look&feel of Star Wars. Star Wars without its technology is just another fairy tale, indistinguishable from others.
Why would there be "the force" in simulation games? Those games are exactly what you would experience if you would enter Vader room, the one which close on him. You see it briefly once in the movies I think.

Beside, what technology? In Star Wars? There is nothing really technological there, it is really a basic Sci-fiction setting. The Force (and the Jedi) are what make Star Wars different from any other sci-fiction show. Nothing else.
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