Originally posted by Seldane:
Doesn't have the best graphics?! Cythera has the best graphics! They are wondeful and I have NEVER seen anything like it. The AI is great and the animations are NOT bad.
To sum it all up, to me, Cythera is the most wonderful game ever created. I played it during the greatest time of my life, (99-00) and I have the greatest memories from ANY game, from Cythera. I cannot describe with words how much Cythera means to me and I will NEVER let it die!
Paragraph 1 Reply: C'mon grandpa, have you checked out the new games? I suppose I was kind of making Cythera's graphics, AI and animations seem bad. Well, the graphics are actually pretty good, it's just the animations, really. The animations don't really bother me though. The AI, I'm not sure, you can give your party mates orders to alter their functions, but other than that, at least as far as I can remember I don't remember any other tactic the bots on Cythera used other than just walk up to you and attack. I suppose there is some tactics, though I'm not sure if they're exactly programmed, here are some good AI observations i've seen from fighting ruffians in Cademia's alleys:
Surrounding their opponents.
Ones that use a long range attack distract you enough so you can start attacking back, and then sometimes some melee opponents come and nail you.
Well, not exactly an ATTACKING AI source, but those ruffians sure do patrol a lot until they see a troublemaker.
But even if other games have better graphics, animations, and AI, I still think Cythera is the best. There are games that are not as good, there are games that can be JUST as good, but no game, I mean NO game out there will beat Cythera, even though Cythera doesn't have too much replay value.
Paragraph 2 Reply: I DEFINATELY agree. Well, I don't think it's the ONLY best game out there, but no game can beat it. I like games such as Marathon 1 (that's right, Marathon 1, M2 and M Infinity I don't like) as much as I do Cythera. I hope you enjoyed the greatest time of your life. How old were you then, 16? Anyway, I'm with you buddy, I WON'T LET CYTHERA DIE! And though some people may think we're nuts by having some computer game affect us, Cythera is a GREAT game.
Lastly, I would like to give my own thoughts on Cythera. Here is the moment of truth. Cythera is such a great game:
Cythera, to me, is kind of like the best movie or book. Long, flowing plot as you go, many perils and suspense, and mystery, and intrigue... I like the emotions that Cythera gives that no other game, especially no crappy game like UT could EVER give me. It's those... feelings: What/who is behind all of this? What does that mean? What are these things? What happened? This is scary. This is weird. I wonder why this is? This is confusing. This is shocking. Wow. The pieces all fit together now. I can't believe it. Etc etc etc. Except for the other games that I like the best, NO other game has EVER given me these types of emotion. And you also get that "I'm there" feeling, and all of those relaxing ambient sounds, and the music... I just wish I was there sometimes. I never felt before that I wanted to be in some world, since it would always seem so naive, but the land of Cythera... Ahhhhhh. And there's the adventure: there is so much obersvation and intrigue in the adventure, so many perils, and surprises, everything. And there are so many oppurtunities for you in the land of Cythera. I've noticed how the adventure in Cythera isn't exactly so narrowed: You can do these priorities now or later, you can come down and sleep for the night, you can go to Pnyx, you can explore for cool secrets, you can make money, and MORE oppurtunities. I still love Cythera, and I still play it frequently. The point of it was not to just show a bunch of aggressive action and survival like UT or Diablo II, but to give the emotion and feeling of the adventure and plot, offer all the intrigue of the fascinating experiences in a land full of amazing possibilities, all through an RPG, literally fun-packed style game. Those who say Cythera is a bad game don't seem to understand that. :rolleyes:
With all that said, I guess i'll wrap this up and save more for my next post on this. So, who here:
Thinks Cythera is the best/one of the best games there ever was?
Still plays Cythera?
Wants Cythera to be carbonized?
Any of you? And you too, Seldane. I won't send any hate mail or anything if you say no to any of these. Well, see all of you later. And remember:
NEVER USE A PC UNLESS IT'S BECAUSE IT'S COMPATIBLE WITH A GAME THAT A MAC ISN'T COMPATIBLE WITH!!!
Just wanted you guys to know.