What are some good games set in the 30's and 40's?

What are some good games set in the 30's and 40's?

  1. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Urban crime is not a very popular theme in gaming in general. For this kind of setting, I can only think of Mafia 1/2 or L.A. Noire. Maybe something else out there but I'm honestly doubtful

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Mafia 2 takes place a lot later, and as far as I know, so does L.A. Noir.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Mafia 2 has a section in the mid 40s, and L.A. Noire takes place in early to mid 40s.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      I fucking love L.A. noire because of the car selection. 30's and 40's cars were so beautiful.

  2. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Mafia 1?
    Bioshock is inspired by that era, but frankly, Bioshock is kinda shit, and absolutely fails to take advantage of that premise.

    I'm sure there are going to be more mafia/prohibition related games, probably management ones too.
    There is something called something like "Gangland: Mafia Melting Pot" which was an RTS of sorts...

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Bioshock 1 is good, the rest are shit. Love me some 30's art deco aesthetic.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Bioshock 1 is good, the rest are shit. Love me some 30's art deco aesthetic.
        Being also a fan of this aesthetics is exactly why I think Bioshock fucking SUCKED. The art direction of that game was an absolute mess, terrible especially in regards of building any sense of proportion and scale. It was so laughably tiny, illogical and claustrophobic, not once did it feel like an actual place, or actually representing that era's aesthetics. It was a bunch of ugly tiny corridors that lead from nothing to nothing, which is literally the worst environment to represent the absurdly grandeose ethos of the art deco movement.

        Bioshock was good on paper, but the 7th gen tech and standards absolutely killed any potential it may have had.

        Mafia 2 has a section in the mid 40s, and L.A. Noire takes place in early to mid 40s.

        I forgot about the flashback segment, but I'm pretty sure L.A. Noir takes place a good while after WW2, which would put it to very late 40's, more likely early 50's at the earliest.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          LA Noire is 47 or so

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          >but I'm pretty sure L.A. Noir takes place a good while after WW2, which would put it to very late 40's, more likely early 50's at the earliest.
          It's set in 1947 you crank. Military surplus shipments hijacked immediately after the war ended are the driving force for the entire fucking plot. Why pretend to know anything about a game you've never even played?

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            The game is absolute fucking garbage, so sorry for not memorizing ever detail of it.

            • 4 months ago
              Anonymous

              >every detail
              no pal, basic facts. Stop pretending you play games, you dilettante

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                I'm sorry, I did play the game. I did not finish it, and quickly forgot most of it, because again, it was absolute garbage. I don't commit to memory stuff that isn't worth remembering.
                But going back to the original discussion - the other guy said it takes place in early 40's, and I pointed out it takes place after WW2, in late 40's at the least.

                I was still a lot more right than everyone else in that discussion. And as for my estimate, it was based on a simple calculation:
                The retard you are forced to play as is a war in pacific veteran, who is later emplyoed by L.A. police department.
                Regaining all the necessary education and certification to become a detective takes usually more than 3 years.
                War in pacific ended in August 45. The protagonist would not be released from duty for another good few mods, and then probably would not instantly enter the process necessary to gain a status of a detective.
                Logically, that should mean that he should not be in his position earlier than 48/49.
                The game is - as established, retarded, and it's time frame makes zero sense: Don't blame me for it being stupid.

  3. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    The Saboteur

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Doesn't that take place during ww2?

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        when do you think ww2 happened

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          Late 30's to mid 40's.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous
        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          In vietnam

  4. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Bayo 1 has city aesthetic, I think.

  5. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Call of Duty

  6. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Mafia 1 is late 1920's to early 1930's. And by the love of God play the original, not the remake. Mafia 2 is post ww2 and starts in 1950's I believe or late 1940's.

    There is also Gangsters 2 which is prohibition years Mafia strategy game.

  7. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Skullgirls.

  8. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Battlefield 2042

  9. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    How's architecture in the US these days? Do good designers still exist, what about design school at large?
    Art Deco is a great style.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      NYC's current skyline is cancer, it's all soulless modernist trash.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Chicago is modern Deco.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >How's architecture in the US these days? Do good designers still exist, what about design school at large?
      Frankly, architecture is in a toilet world-wide right now. Genuinely, modern architecture is a fucking cancer for the absolute, vast majority of it.
      The utter lack of values, ideals, motivations and other coherent elements in modern era translates into architecture being at best completely misguided, at worst just insultingly lazy.
      Functionalism was the last coherent architectural trend of the last century, not counting isolated and tiny movements like the Japanese Metabolism. All of which also just failed, because turns out the whole idea of architectural avant-garde past the 20's was broken from the start.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        I wonder if some old styles will ever get a resurgence.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          >I wonder if some old styles will ever get a resurgence.
          That is very unlikely, without a broader societal change so vast that the world would become basically unrecognizable to what it is now.
          The single most prominent issue of modern architecture is actually a pathological fear of a broader identity. To create an actual "style" is inherently seen as undesirable. The thing that devastates modern archicture is it's UTTER REFUSAL to actually integrate itself into any larger, overarching system. This starts with refusal to respect it's own surroundings (e.g. we build houses to stand out, not to blend into a street), and ends with refusal to conform to any form of broader style.
          The only thing that currently provides a very vague sensation of uniformity to modern architecture, is it's refusal to conform, and the inherent laziness that comes with arrogant refusal to revisit older trends. The only uniformity in modern architecture is that they gravitate towards ugly, lazy cubes with vast white surfaces, as those are still believe to be "original" and devoid of "contamination" from other external sources (environment, trend, style etc...)
          That is very unlikely to change. In fact, the increasing influence of social theories or ecological obsessions will push this trend even further.
          It's been I think over 100 years since Adolf Loose declared that "ornament is a crime", and that statement (which was misunderstood, by the way) remains the SOLE unifying trend in modern architecture.
          The only chance to break this cycle of laziness would come from a social shift that would, in itself, likely be very bad. Such as rise of new totalitarian regimes, which would have the capacity to force the architects to conform to... something.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Well, that's not a particularly good prognosis.

            • 4 months ago
              Anonymous

              I'm glad we can agree on that.
              Maybe we'll see something crazy to happen, but having some insight into contemporary architectural discourse, I don't have much hope.
              The current state of global architecture is largely a perfect mirror to the value state of the dominant western society, which still mostly dictates the rules.
              A major shift would probably have to involve diminishing of influence of western society, and that is not even people very critical of my world are exactly looking forward to.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                >western
                Corporations still exist though, so western decline will not necessarily lead to decrease of uniformization or choices made from expedience or psychological optimizations of population.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Trend revisiting can be considered uncreative, if it's not done properly at least.

            • 4 months ago
              Anonymous

              Absolutely, but honestly, that is not the problem here. It's not about fear of being considered uncreative (because the ENDLESS chain of shit white boxes, or "super original organic shapes (slightly bent curves of large glass towers)" isn't exactly creative either. And while the modern architecture ideologically believes itself to based on originality and uniqueness, the truth is that they do nothing but endlessly repeat the exact same disfunctional 10 buildings from the 40-60's.

              The refusal to revist older trends is seen as ideologically inacceptable, rather than just at risk of lack of creativity. I think it's a form of insane arrogance, that fundamentally rejects the idea that their current shit may not be the absolute peak of all history.

              To look into the past would mean to admit possible flaw of the current, to admit people may have had things figured out better already.

              All of this, by the way, leads to one thing:
              Architecture is actually DYING as a discipline. Every year, more and more people gravitate towards just highring engineers and builders, rather than bothering with architecture.
              And that further fuels the resentment and arrogance among architects.

              I study this shit for a paycheck, so I have a decent experience, and I can tell you one thing: 9 out of 10 architects hate their own customers, with a PASSION. It's absolutely amazing to watch how utterly disfunctional communication and general cooperation of modern architects is towards the public...

              So yeah, lack of creativity isn't what I think drives modern architects away from revisiting old ideas...

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                Any slapdash predictions on how long this will last before it blows up in one manner or another?

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                >Any slapdash predictions on how long this will last before it blows up in one manner or another?
                I don't really dare to make such prediction. The world makes very little sense to me nowdays, I honestly can't begin to guess how things will go from now on. Western society is definitely at SOME kind of breaking point, but where it will go is anyone's guess. The likelihood of a complete crisis and rapid change is to me equal to the likelihood of agonisingly slow death by stagnation and refusal to change.

                Eh. Sorry for going on a tangent about completely off-topic shit. I need to sleep now, so you may enjoy a more focused thread from now on.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                Some people in some adjacent political circles, at least those who talk in public, said existing US situation is accelerating, so decay isn't in years but months, but I'm not so sure.
                We'll see. Not good either way.

  10. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    For me it's the colt monitor.

  11. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Is the mafia remaster really that bad? I was considering buying it recently.

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