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And yet another 'Some Beach' game

allendale5allendale5 kansas city, MOPosts: 124Member

So I played the Neverwinter beta this past weekend and guess what?  You start out on a beach, apparently lost or shipwrecked or something.  

 

Recently, I played the Path of Exile game and it started exactly the same way, on a beach.  Last month, I was interested in Age of Conan again after reading several forum posts here and thought about giving it another try.  Same thing : I started out on some beach.

 

My questions are : what other games start you out on a beach and also, can't the developers think of something other than this?   

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  • CleffyCleffy San Diego, CAPosts: 4,769Member Uncommon
    mmos or games in general?  Farcry, Crysis, ChronoCross, Vanguard.
  • PsychowPsychow SF Giants Territory, CAPosts: 1,784Member
    I played Medal of Honor: Frontline and started on some beach...in Normandy...on June 6, 1944...
  • ReizlaReizla 127.0.0.1Posts: 3,546Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Cleffy
    mmos or games in general?  Farcry, Crysis, ChronoCross, Vanguard.

    EverQuest 2 has one beast start as well...

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  • BeansnBreadBeansnBread PshPosts: 5,706Member Uncommon
    It was a dark and stormy night.
  • birdycephonbirdycephon Salt Lake City, UTPosts: 1,314Member
    Yup, I know exactly what you mean. AoC, TERA, PoE, and now Neverwinter.
  • CernanCernan Charlotte, NCPosts: 359Member Uncommon

    Hmm, let's see.  I can go back as far as:

    DAoC - My Hibbie started out on a beach killing crabs.

    DK Online - You start on a beach, killing crabs.

    Dragon's Prophet  - Not out yet, but one of the starter towns is on a beach.

  • birdycephonbirdycephon Salt Lake City, UTPosts: 1,314Member
    You can even say that those games are all... washed up XD
  • DibdabsDibdabs FelvershamPosts: 2,657Member Uncommon
    Yes, there's not much imagination put into games these days - I also hate the "You wake up in a small room and have no memories prior to that point" games, too.
  • DancingQueenDancingQueen LA, CAPosts: 201Member
    Originally posted by Cernan

    Hmm, let's see.  I can go back as far as:

    DAoC - My Hibbie started out on a beach killing crabs.

    DK Online - You start on a beach, killing crabs.

    Dragon's Prophet  - Not out yet, but one of the starter towns is on a beach.

    EQ2 back in 2005 - You started out on a beach killing crabs no shipwreck though but you arrived on a small ship.

  • AxehiltAxehilt Posts: 9,508Member Rare

    Gotta start somewhere.  A beach is at least slightly more creative than the burning farm. ;)

    At least we're not always starting inside a jail cell...

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  • L0C0ManL0C0Man Puerto OrdazPosts: 1,065Member Uncommon
    Anarchy Online back in 2001 also started in a beach after your shuttle is shot down when arriving in the planet... so basically 2 out of 3 funcom MMOs start on a beach (with the third one having a small coast town as the first area you visit).. :)

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  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryPosts: 8,282Member Rare
    Originally posted by colddog04
    It was a dark and stormy night.

    Hahahaha, that is exactly what I was thinking.

    The only game that gets a pass on this from me is ChronoCross because it was probably the first and they did it so well.  They did everything so well in that game.

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  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryPosts: 8,282Member Rare
    Originally posted by birdycephon
    Yup, I know exactly what you mean. AoC, TERA, PoE, and now Neverwinter.

    Don't forget DDO which is probably why the content designer for this part deserves a little razzing.

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  • allendale5allendale5 kansas city, MOPosts: 124Member
    Originally posted by colddog04
    It was a dark and stormy night.

    It was the best of times; it was the worst of times.

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