New Game Plus.

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    I was going to open a discussion on replay value in games but Yahtzee beat me to it.

    Anyway, the only way to get good replay value out of linear games is New Game Plus. Which means you carry over shit from your first playthrough into your second and subsequent playthroughs. Replay value in gaming isn't important so much as it's vital for the game. With non-linear (especially "sandbox" games) the replay value is obvious. Any motherfucking developer that makes a linear game, like Bioshock 2 or Deus Ex 3, and doesn't include a New Game Plus feature is a fucking retard. The first Bioshock is practically a sandbox game as you can visit most of the previous areas of the game yet it has New Game Plus but Bioshock 2, which is completely linear, doesn't. Methinks developers don't understand what New Game Plus is for.

    New Game Plus is especially vital for games where you can "upgrade" your character but can't upgrade fully before the end. Games like the System Shock, Deus Ex and Bioshock series but it's also a good story tool for games where the protagonist's history is ambivalent like in New Vegas or all games where the protagonist doesn't start in his home town. In my personal experience, New Game Plus saves a game. It's the reason I've finished Metal Gear Solid and Parasite Eve 2 fifty times each. (I'm exaggerating, of course. They're both closer to thirty times.) The carry over mechanic is important but not vital. People just need incentive to keep playing. It has to justify games costing, on average, three to five times more than a movie.
     
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    Dark Souls NG+
    Demon Souls NG+
    Thats where the real game starts, that is all.
     
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    fucking 1500 words and no mention of the game that coined the phrase

    son i am disappoint

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    he is a Call of Duty kiddie he only knows about FPS, Doritos and he cant even 360 no scope
     
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    Valkyrie Profile 2 is just too much work and really unrewarding..:|

    but Chrono Cross on the other hand
     
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    Probably because I don't like Chrono Trigger.

    Take that back.
     
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    Final Fantasy 4 DS. Do not get me started. The first play through is harder than Biggoron's dick in Tinkerbell. The second and third play throughs, it is WAY easier. Also, after you do NG+ twice, you got to erase your data.
     
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    I would've preferred Daud. And that the base game only had Corvo so they didn't split up the powers. It would've been a nice full circle thing happening. Seeing both these men past their prime and complete their stories. D2 and its DLC was fairly pointless. It's pretty obvious they had no story to tell and were just making the game because they had to. At least it looked nice, I guess, besides them using three or four levels multiple times.

    At least now they can concentrate more on Prey which is their magnum opus.