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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Grendel8101 on May 26, 2005, 09:41:00 pm
                I'm just curious to see what everyone is playing and what they think of it.
 
 Right now I'm playing:
 
 -Raze's Hell, a fun little platformer/shooter that lets you kill cute little kid's TV series rejects.  (X-Box)
 
 -Fallout (if you count dying a lot and cursing turn based combat "playing")
 
 -Bloodrayne 2 (PC version, mostly playing 'cuz bloodrayne 1 reminded me of a dumbed-down version of Nocturne)
 
 -Phantom Dust (X-Box).  I haven't started this yet, and I usually don't like Japanese games or most anime, mostly because I get sick of staring at the screen and asking myself what the f*ck is going on, but this one looked really intriguing (and it had some cool artwork on the cover and it was in the bargain bin, so I was like, what the hell) But according to the reviews, it is some sort of bizarre mix of action/rpg/card game.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Offkorn on May 26, 2005, 10:09:00 pm
                Diablo 2: LOD
 
 Magic: The Gathering Online                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] AlienSlof on May 26, 2005, 10:15:00 pm
                Bloodlines - going to play as a Tzimisce next!
 
 Morrowind - still addicted to this, especially with my vampire characters.
 
 Civilisation 3 - I just love destoying other civs!                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Skinweaver on May 26, 2005, 10:20:00 pm
                In Reply To #1
 
 Bloodlines (Yes, I still play it)
 
 Morrowind (Addicted)
 
 Redemption (Classic)                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] munchies.Trooper on May 26, 2005, 10:28:00 pm
                In Reply To #1
 
 PC
 Bloodlines - Becuase it is fun.
 RTCW ET - great for stress
 
 ON Xbox
 Lord of the rings return of the king - I like the combat system
 Star wars Knight of the old republic 1 and 2 - I like the story lines.
 Fatal Frame 2 - It is a interesting game
 
 
 
                       

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] MoonMad:P on May 27, 2005, 10:55:00 am
                Based on what people have said about them I think I shall go get KOTOR 1&2 and get in touch with my inner jedi - haven't done so in a while.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] munchies.Trooper on May 27, 2005, 10:59:00 am
                In Reply To #11
 I wishing I would of got them on the computer but I got them for the xbox and can't mod them or make videos to them.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] quiller5840388 on May 27, 2005, 05:20:00 pm
                In Reply To #10
 Gee, why did I never think of going to the Planet Vampire forums for KOTOR tech support before?
 
 Umm, thanks, I'll give it a try.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] TheVampireDante on May 27, 2005, 10:14:00 pm
                PC only list. (My full list would fill a skip.)
 
 Bloodlines
 Redemption
 WOW
 guild wars
 Morrowind
 Warcraft 3
 Max Payne 2
 Chaos League
 Shellshock (Just started this)
 CSI: dark motives (Don`t hate me.)
 Spellforce
 Jack the Ripper
 and, Midnight Nowhere
 
 There, that enough for you? And yes I`m currently active in all of these games.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Janskuli on May 27, 2005, 11:20:00 pm
                In Reply To #1
 
 Right now I'm playing..
 
 1) WOW... so I finally got it... fun.. but getting tired of it already
 
 2) Close combat 5: operation normandy... what? so I like WW2.. big deal..
 
 3) BF1942 and vietnam... duh... not a surpise really...
 
 4) Bloodlines.. occasionally.. not that much really, when I'm bored.
 
                       

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] quiller5840388 on May 26, 2005, 11:28:00 pm
                In Reply To #1
 Lots of stuff:
 Neverwinter Nights (a few really well done user modules, and just got the Kingmaker Premium Mod.)
 Morrowind - At least until it crashes to desktop on me again
 Stronghold (Got it and Tropico on a package deal, they are both pretty good)
 Bloodlines - I've still got to finish it with my Nosferatu, Gangrel, Ventrue, and my second Toreador Character...
 Tried to play KOTOR again after seeing Episode 3, but the Dattooine bug is owning me.
 Random assorted other games I want to get around to finishing at some point.  Latest attempt - Icewind Dale.
 
 I tend to be a mood based gamer.  I happen to have a big enough collection to accommodate most of my moods.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] MoonMad:P on May 27, 2005, 04:09:00 am
                PC - Bloodlines, Planescape torment, Call of Duty and Expansion, sid meyer's pirates! and a few other I can't remember - I have too many.
 
 PS2 - GTA: san Andreas. Resident Evil X for like 5 mins 'cause I hated the controls.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Year_of_the_Scarab on May 27, 2005, 07:57:00 am
                Not much right now.
 
 Bloodlines - after what I've been told in the "lowest bodycount" thread I've started I'm replaying the game with a Malk, trying to avoid killing altogether.
 
 Spellforce - a rts with "rpg elements", mindless fun for when I'm not working on my f@#?$& term paper.
 
 Gothic 2 - got a character running; haven't touched the game for weeks, but it's on my hard drive, so it qualifies, right?
 
 I've set my mind on finishing Pandora Tomorrow and Thief 3 when I find the time, so those two are going to be next.
 
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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Offkorn on May 27, 2005, 08:51:00 am
               
Lancea posted:

 so it qualifies, right?
 

 
 I had assumed he ment which games are we playing now. If he was asking what games we've played, well, my list is quite a bit longer.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] dalver on May 27, 2005, 09:45:00 am
                I play jack-shit right now because my computer got electrically fried a few weeks back and it still isn't repaired... FU#K, thanks for reminding me Grendel !
 
 
quiller posted:
Tried to play KOTOR again after seeing Episode 3, but the Dattooine bug is owning me.

 This works for both KOTOR 1 and KOTOR 2 and solves the problem for me:
 
 (From LucasArts Support forums boards) If you are encountering slow performance after arriving on Dantooine, please try the following:
 
 -You may need to edit one of the game's settings files to adjust your graphics options.
 Open the folder for the game on your harddrive. The default location is C:\Program Files\LucasArts\SWKotOR2:
 - Open My Computer.
 - Open the Local disk (C).
 - Open the Program Files folder.
 - Open the LucasArts folder.
 - Open the SWKotOR2 folder.
 
 Double-click the swkotor2.ini file here (and choose Notepad.exe if it asks what you want to open the file using) and under [Graphics Options] please add the following line:
 
 Disable Vertex Buffer Objects=1
 
 Click File on the menu bar and choose to save the changes, close the window, and then try running the game once more to see if the game now plays properly.
                       

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Year_of_the_Scarab on May 28, 2005, 06:49:00 am
               
Offkorn posted:

 I had assumed he ment which games are we playing now.

 
 Yeah, that's what I'm thinking too. What I've meant with that "qualifying" is that I've got G2 installed, so technically it's "active" so to speak.
 
 As for KOTORs Moonmad - the first one is easily recommendable, while the second one, well, gathered good reviews - that's pretty much it. You'd be better off to wait a few months at least, until the community "patch" gets released (it's sort of an expansion you could say, which adds the content removed from the game by developers, making the game nonsensical in a few spots).
 
 To add to my "current" titles: I've tried giving Deus Ex 2 a chance again, but it's just sooo really bad. :shudders:
 
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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Offkorn on May 28, 2005, 10:11:00 am
               
Lancea posted:

 Yeah, that's what I'm thinking too. What I've meant with that "qualifying" is that I've got G2 installed, so technically it's "active" so to speak.

 
 Almost every game I've ever played is still installed on my cpu. Most of them I haven't touched in years though.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Grendel8101 on May 28, 2005, 03:28:00 pm
                Hmm, Morrowind's pretty popular.  I gave up out of intimidation for the size of the world, but I might have to re-install and see what's up.  You can make your char a vampire?  Interesting...
 
 I gotta say, I liked the gameplay of KOTOR II, especially the custamizability of the armor/weapons/lightsaber (although my feelings on turn-based combat are documented) but the storyline had quite a few loose ends I didn't like.
 
 To Offkorn and Lancea:  You don't have to be hardcore about the rules, I just wanted to start a thread to see who was playing what and to discuss the merits of certain games.  Even if you're just planning on playing one in the near future.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Skinweaver on May 28, 2005, 08:32:00 pm
                In Reply To #18
 
 You can make a vampire in Morrowind but it's not all that fun without mods. People hate you, your Elders see you as a mistake and a bastard and all you have is your vast powers. You can make a deal with Molag Bal, a Daedra lord to become human (or whatever race you play. I prefer Dunmer) again.
 
 Try the Vampire Embrace mod. Even though I'm new to it I have found it to be a reviving spark to my gameplay.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] MoonMad:P on May 28, 2005, 09:29:00 pm
                In Reply To #16
 
Lancea posted:

 As for KOTORs Moonmad - the first one is easily recommendable...</quote>
 
 Agreed. I'm still on Taris in the upper city and I like it enough to bring my whole rig to the ambulance station for the day. I don't know why I didn't buy it when it came out.
 
 
Lancea posted:

 You'd be better off to wait a few months at least, until the community "patch" gets released (it's sort of an expansion you could say, which adds the content removed from the game by developers, making the game nonsensical in a few spots).

 
 Will do. Thanks for the advice. I didn't get the second one this time around - I have a habit of trying the games I buy as soon as I get them, then enjoy the sequel a bit better and forget about playing the first one through first so I miss some of the story until I've finished the sequel (I finished BG2 and expansion before I got around to BG1 and expansion).
 
 <quote by="Lancea">
 To add to my "current" titles: I've tried giving Deus Ex 2 a chance again, but it's just sooo really bad. :shudders:
 

 
 I agree with this also. Coffee wars?!?!?! I know a developer that wasn't getting much sleep.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Grendel8101 on May 29, 2005, 01:55:00 am
                In Reply To #16 & 20
 Why oh why did DX2 get rid of the skill system?  Why?  (cries into a pillow)                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] RomanK28488471 on May 29, 2005, 06:45:00 am
                In Reply To #21
 <quote by="Grendel's Revenge">
 In Reply To #16 & 20
 Why oh why did DX2 get rid of the skill system?  Why?  (cries into a pillow)</quote>
 
 Do you have an extra pillow there, mate?
 
 Anyway, I've made my views on DX2 quite clear in rant that should be around in this forum somewhere.
 
 I'd just like to add that, looking back, I'd say I'd be feeling better today if I avoided DX2.
 
 As for what I'm playing at the moment, my time is currently split between Broken Sword - Shadow of the Templars, Disciples II - Dark Prophecy, and Geneforge. Geneforge is an old-style RPG made by Spiderweb Software, a small Shareware firm that does what it does quite well indeed. What they make is, in many ways, better than what I say today on the market. Sure, they lack sound and graphics, but who really cares about that, eh? wink                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Skinweaver on May 29, 2005, 07:09:00 am
                In Reply To #22
 
 As long as a game has the right qualities graphics and sound mean precisely dick to me.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Signothorn on May 29, 2005, 10:00:00 am
                In Reply To #23
 
 Redemption
 Bloodlines
 C&C Genereals:Zero Hour
 C&C: Renegade (multi-player)
 HL2
 Painkiller: Battle out of Hell                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Broken_Noah on May 29, 2005, 10:19:00 am
                PC:
 Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal(Playing as a goody-goody Paladin)
 Doom III: Resurrection of Evil
 Freedom Force vs. The Third Reich (My second run through the game)
 Half-Life 2 (I still have to find the compulsion to actually finish this one)
 Need for Speed Underground II (A mainstay on my HDD whenever I don't feel finishing any game)
 Prince of Persia: Warrior Within (Having fun with this title as much as SoT, I'm halfway through and still have to encounter any of the bugs said to be plaguing this title)
 Sid Meier's Pirates! (Arrr!!!)
 Star Wars Republic Commando
 Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines (Playing as a Ventrue)
 
 
 PS2:
 Tekken 5 (Best with: Feng, Raven & Bryan)
          (Intermediate with: Steve)
 (The only title on the PS2 that I need, I have always been a hardcore Tekken fanboy since T3)                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] TheVampireDante on May 29, 2005, 12:42:00 pm
                In Reply To #19
 about Morrowind.
 
Crazy-Legs posted:

  I prefer Dunmer)

 
 I rarely play anything else, and if I do it`s a custom race with the Dunmer skins. (apart from a white skinned one I have at the moment). The vamp mods are good. Have you tried the Underground by Qarl? Heard it`s good.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Skinweaver on May 29, 2005, 05:47:00 pm
                In Reply To #26
 
 No Underground. Is it good?
 I have been searching for good mods for a while.
 So far I have stacked up on Vampire Embrace and the Better Bodies thingy. Maybe PM me a list?                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] AlienSlof on May 29, 2005, 06:05:00 pm
                In Reply To #26 & 27
 
 I beta-tested the Underground mod for Qarl, and I can honestly say it is well worth the effort of downloading. It's very scripting-intensive, and can be a bit twitchy if you start swapping and changing mods while it's active, but Qarl has done things with the scripts I didn't think were possible. It's based around vampires, but you don't have to be a vampire to play it (I was the only beta-tester who played it through as a vampire), and you get a vampire companion of the opposite sex. This companion will offer you the embrace once they know you well enough, making it the easiest way to get vampirism in Morrowind!
 
 I've played the game for years, and now play almost exclusively as a vampire. I often end up beta-testing vamp mods for people!
                       

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] TheVampireDante on May 29, 2005, 07:40:00 pm
                In Reply To #28
 Just started it myself. It`s good! I use everything Qarl has done, I just love the work, very detailed.
 (On a side note, I just downloaded a Raziel mod, it will go well the Soul Reaver mod I`ve got. If I could just find Kain now.)                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Year_of_the_Scarab on May 30, 2005, 10:01:00 am
                Grendel:
 "To Offkorn and Lancea:  You don't have to be hardcore about the rules" (end quote)
 
 Bah. What's the use of posting if you can't argue around in circles about semantics? :]
 
 Anyhoo, as for Disciples II - get the "Rise of the Elves" expansion. Cheap as dirt (or maybe even cheaper, dirt doesn't come cheaply these days, vide Neverwinter Nights)and as far as I know the only good addition to the "II" series. Man, the hours I've burned on this one...
 
 Morrowind, eh? I've really tried to like that one, but the generic-feel to everything just bugs the hell outta me. Still, people playing it after all this time just goes to proove how much a SDK can do for a game... (casts a grim sideways glance at Bloodlines-box, tsks and shakes head).
 
 peace
 
 ps. Anybody tried "Second Sight" yet? I've been told it's quite good, thinking about trying that one when I have some time)                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] TheVampireDante on May 30, 2005, 12:08:00 pm
                In Reply To #30
 Yeah, having the ability to mod really saved Morrowind.
 Second sight? I`d like to hear more about that one myself.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Grendel8101 on June 02, 2005, 10:51:00 pm
                Finished Raze's Hell.  Not bad.
 
 Just finished the Psychonauts demo.  I have to get this game.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] MoonMad:P on June 03, 2005, 02:13:00 am
                In Reply To #32
 I have that demo. Must try it tonight. Did you have to deal with emotional baggage in the demo?                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Greatatlantic on June 03, 2005, 02:34:00 am
                I tried the Psycho demo, then read a review.  Apparently if you've played the demo, you've played 1/12 the game.  Plus, replayability isn't that high.  So, this is one I'd wait until the price goes down.  In the meanwhile, do you all have Arcanum, Fallout 1 and 2, and Planescape: Torment?  Those are some real gems of the RPG genre.
 
 As for Morrowind, its interesting enough.  The thing with that game is you can't play with any sense of urgency.  Games like Bloodlines I bought and played it whenever I could until I beat it.  This is not one of those games.  When you are bored, its a nice diversion, but not one that exactly draws you in.  It is pretty, though.  Brown, but pretty none the less.  Be sure to get the expansions, I actually ended up beating those before the main quest.  Actually beating the main villain, that was just gay.  I hate using that word, but it was.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Offkorn on June 03, 2005, 08:43:00 am
                In Reply To #34
 
Greatatlantic posted:

  Actually beating the main villain, that was just gay.  I hate using that word, but it was.

 
 I suggest the 6th House Mod, using that mod is the only time I actually 'beat' the main quest.
 
 I just never got around to bothering with Dagoth Ur in any of my other games.
 
 Currently, I'm about to start Restricted Area.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Grendel8101 on June 03, 2005, 09:05:00 am
                In Reply To #33
 Yep, I did.  
 
 In Reply To #34
 Well, I suppose.  Actually I think the price is already down at the Wal-Mart in my town, so I maybe I will pick it up.  Short games annoy me, but I like the gameplay and artwork in psychonauts, so there you go.
 
 I have Fallout 1&2, but I suck when it comes to turn-based combat (yes I'm shallow, but that still doesn't make me unsuck at it).  I like the Fallout story, but I keep dying.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] BigBadBoy36299478 on June 07, 2005, 02:00:00 am
                In Reply To #3
 How you play as tzcimize?                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Skinweaver on June 07, 2005, 04:54:00 am
                In Reply To #37
 
 Playing as a Tzimisce? There's a mod for that.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] AlienSlof on June 07, 2005, 04:58:00 am
                In Reply To #37
 
 Offkorn's PnP mod. happy
                       

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] TheVampireDante on June 07, 2005, 11:22:00 pm
                In Reply To #39
 Nearly finished Tenchu: Fatal Shadows, Bring back Rikimaru!
 Love the stealth kills though!
 Replaying the whole Soul Reaver trilogy.
 And Predator: concrete Jungle.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Grendel8101 on June 07, 2005, 11:27:00 pm
                Just started Splinter Cell: Chaos theory.  Digging it.  Loved the first two on my X-Box, this one is for my PC.  Had to rearrange the controls, but still cool.
 
 Still haven't started Phantom Dust.
 
 Finished Raze's Hell awhile ago.  Damn that games is frigging hard.  I had to switch to easy mode and I still kept getting stomped.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] mikros34784580 on June 08, 2005, 02:18:00 pm
               
 I finished VTB and i m playing it again
 cause i dont know any rpg like it.
 Any suggestions?
 I've already played Morrowind elder scrolls(really liked it)                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Offkorn on June 08, 2005, 03:08:00 pm
                Deus Ex is similar to Bloodlines as far as gameplay goes, the mood is obviously much different though. Stay away from Deus Ex 2 however, it's terrible.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] TheVampireDante on June 08, 2005, 03:50:00 pm
                In Reply To #43
 
Offkorn posted:

  Stay away from Deus Ex 2 however, it's terrible.

 
 I second that, what a waste!                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] mikros34784580 on June 09, 2005, 04:26:00 am
                In Reply To #43
 In Reply To #44
 
 Thanx guys i'll give it a try
 what about fallout1&2?
                       

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Broken_Noah on June 09, 2005, 06:18:00 am
                I recommend Fallout wholeheartedly. You must give it a try. I assume it's cheaper than dirt now.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Offkorn on June 09, 2005, 10:05:00 am
                In Reply To #46
 
Zoe posted:

 I recommend Fallout wholeheartedly. You must give it a try. I assume it's cheaper than dirt now.

 
 Yeah, its something like $10 for both 1 and 2 brand new. You could most likely get it used for much cheaper.                        

 

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Post by: [archive] ItBurns35309321 on June 09, 2005, 01:41:00 pm
                In Reply To #45
 You might also want to try Torment.  It seems most people who like Fallout1 & 2 also like it.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] munchies.Trooper on June 09, 2005, 03:22:00 pm
                I have been thinking of playing Never winter knights I had it a while ago but never had the time to sit down and play it all the way though.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Offkorn on June 09, 2005, 06:14:00 pm
                In Reply To #49
 
munchies posted:

 I have been thinking of playing Never winter knights I had it a while ago but never had the time to sit down and play it all the way though.

 
 Play Hoards of the Underdark if you decide to play NWN. The Original Campaign and Shadows of Undrentide are both terrible for single player.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] munchies.Trooper on June 09, 2005, 07:00:00 pm
                In Reply To #50
 Was going to get the bundle deal where you get all 3 of them. I used to have the oringal but it got losted when I moved to where I am at now. I will let you know what I think.
 
 Mainly I want it for the fact that the making the levels and stuff goes towards what I am studying in school for my degree.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] mikros34784580 on June 10, 2005, 06:10:00 am
                In Reply To #51
 I got that.I started playing whith it just before vtb,
 i stuck on the first lvl,got pissed and then started vtb.
 It was quite good though                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] MoonMad:P on June 11, 2005, 10:02:00 am
                KOTOR 1 & 2 now. I did try to play HL2 but steam won't let me - even after waiting 3-4hrs for the thing to update etc it only downloaded to 99% and won't let me play. Maybe I'll swap it for Stronghold 2 or something.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Grendel8101 on June 11, 2005, 01:15:00 pm
                In Reply To #53
 Sometimes while going through posts I feel like the only person in the world who hasn't had a problem with Steam.  Of course I do think it's totally lame that Valve decided that you need to be connected to Steam just to play the game, especially since so many people still use dial-up.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] D3PO on June 11, 2005, 01:29:00 pm
                I didn't have any problems with steam either but the bad news for all concerned is Valve are going to distribute all Half-Life 2 content on steam as of August. Thus meaning the end of boxed copies of Half-life and any expansions.
 
 Back to the topic I've been playing Knights of the Old Republic 1 & 2 recently at least.
                       

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Grendel8101 on June 12, 2005, 10:49:00 pm
                Just finished Splinter Cell, I loved it.  Of course, now I understand that I'm just a little stupid, 'cuz I played the whole game thinking "wow, hacking into computers from a distanced is so cool, but I wish you could turn off electric lights and cameras from a distance, too."
 
   It turns out you can.  I just never bothered using the alternate fire for the pistol.  The things you miss when you don't read the manual.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Year_of_the_Scarab on June 12, 2005, 11:30:00 pm
                Hm. For some reason I never got around to finishing any given Splinter Cell game, even though I enjoy "sneakers".
 
 Oh, and liking Fallouts doesn't automatically mean you'll like PS:Torment. In fact, Torment may alienate some due to it's linearity. Still, it's the best executed story I've experienced thus far.
 
 Well anyway. Got Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy a while ago, just started playing today, but it's lots of (completely straightforward) fun, despite the fact I'm not into the whole starwars theme. Liked the KOTORs just fine though, maybe that's it - Academy feels close to the above. Although a SW aficionado would prolly get more out of it, cameos of Skywalkers, Chewbakas & co. do nothing for me. Maybe if I got one of those foam-lightsabers or something?
 
 Ah, btw KOTORs - how's that going for you Moonmad? And while on the matter of opinions - started that Restricted yet Offkorn? I find myself launching that everytime I've got about 10 minutes till doing something for that instant "boom! ha, gotcha." (still, it's no rpg :P)
 
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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] MoonMad:P on June 14, 2005, 05:04:00 am
                In Reply To #57
 
Lancea posted:

 Hm. For some reason I never got around to finishing any given Splinter Cell game, even though I enjoy "sneakers".</quote>
 
 I only got through the first one - can't be bothered past the second level in the second.
 
 
Lancea posted:

 In fact, Torment may alienate some due to it's linearity. Still, it's the best executed story I've experienced thus far.</quote>
 
 I kinda liked BG2 and it's expansion better.
 
 <quote by="Lancea">
 Although a SW aficionado would prolly get more out of it, cameos of Skywalkers, Chewbakas & co. do nothing for me.
 

 
 Skywalker looked like he had some sort of skin disease when I played it - it was all red and spotty. I also had the nasty habit of force gripping enemies and throwing them of bridges etc.
 
 <quote by="Lancea">
 Ah, btw KOTORs - how's that going for you Moonmad?

 
 Light side Jedi with enough power to take on a Terentatek (sp) without any other party members - though I had to use Naga Sadow's poison sword. The only force powers I use are Force stasis (all), force heal, and force destroy droids (and occasionally force speed if I'm in an area that I can't use 'transit to the hawk' and have to get back there). I've just left Korriban after finding the final of the four starmaps and finding out why HK-47 calls people meatbag happy  Haven't started 2 yet.
 
 I would be finished but I got Half life 2 to work properly (after I found out - though should have realised - that after it's activated, even if it doesn't work on your system, you can't return it for a refund). The only problem I had with steam was having to wait 3-4hrs on a 56k modem to download the updates, then another day to get it activated and to 100% just so I could play the single player game only. It took me just less than a day to finish, the ending sucked and I didn't think it looked as good as Bloodlines.
 
 I get the feeling Steam was Sierra's idea in the first place - they seem to be the kings of useless utilities (sierra utilities anyone). If what Grendel's Revenge says is true, I won't be buying anymore valve games (Game Nazis - explains the fat skinhead with a red valve in his head as their logo I saw somewhere - their homepage maybe).                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Broken_Noah on June 16, 2005, 03:09:00 pm
                I finished HL 2 just so I can get something out of that whole Steam fiasco. It was hell connecting to that troglodytic garbage. Finishing HL2 was a torment on its own. I started the game with high anticipation and all then burned out somewhere along the middle. I have to get something out of the hell  I went through with Steam so I trudged on to the end.
 
 
                       

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] quiller5840388 on June 16, 2005, 05:49:00 pm
                I couldn't go back to living with just a 56K modem again.  That would be like going back to using Windows 3.1 or 5 1/4 floppy disks.  Water, power, gas and DSL - just the essential utilities!
                       

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Grendel8101 on June 19, 2005, 01:31:00 pm
                All the GTA talk on the Games you Love/Hate thread made me go buy San Andreas for my PC.  It has the coolest game case ever, a hardcover manual with the DVD inside.
 
 Also picked up Hitman Contracts 'cuz it was cheap and I liked the last one.  It had a couple bad reviews, but I discovered recently that reviews mean precisely sh*t.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] MoonMad:P on June 20, 2005, 05:02:00 am
                In Reply To #61
 The meat king mission is my new favorite of the whole series - Next to traditions of the trade from the first one(I didn't think they pulled it off as well in this version). A lot of the newly made up missions in it are great and a few of the remade ones have some good improvements).
 
 San Andreas is their best work yet - though I still hate the timed missions.
 
 In Reply To #59
 
 I didn't think the ending was worth going through steam. I must remember to go on PlanetHL and ask about the things I didn't get - like if the combine soldiers were human, why didn't they revolt too and why the red eyed things weren't enemies anymore. I bet it's all in the manual that I couldn't download because it wouldn't let me.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] crayonsofcha35751084 on June 20, 2005, 09:19:00 am
                In Reply To #61
 
 Currently trying out GTA: San Andreas.  
 Never played a GTA before.  Not sure if I'm overly fond of it yet, but I guess that's because its never really going to make me as happy as Bloodlines did the first time around!
 I'm liking the 90s music though... ozzy, alice in chains, guns n roses, soundgarden, janes addiction, etc.  Takes me back to my high school days :-)                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] TheVampireDante on June 20, 2005, 05:28:00 pm
                In Reply To #62
 
MoonMad posted:

  like if the combine soldiers were human,  

 
 The combine were human, but the aliens altered them so badly that that they can`t remember being human. they are similar to those thing in the tower at the near the end, you know, the freaky humaniod things that look all doped up. those were the oridginal subjects for experimentation, but they were failures.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Grendel8101 on June 20, 2005, 07:33:00 pm
                In Reply To #64
 'Kinda like the Borg.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] MoonMad:P on June 21, 2005, 04:48:00 am
                In Reply To #64
 Barney must be a good actor then, if he joined the local lot. They die too easy too.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] dalver on June 28, 2005, 05:58:00 am
                So before my motherboard got fried, I got my hands on the Deus Ex pack. Meaning Deus Ex Game of the Year Edition and Invisible War in one pack for, get this: the equivalent of 8 american dollars! Really felt like a bargain.
 
 So now that my pc is up and running I started playing them, both. Now Invisible War is practically identical to thief - Deadly Shadows. The difference is that the one is sci-fi and the other fantasy-ish. So the game sucks. It is too shallow to be an rpg and too slow and lacking in action-scenes to be a shooter, which means the hybridization of the 2 genres utterly failed. On the other hand the story was really nice and it gave the opportunity to stay in the dark and sneak past everyone (Thief-style) so I couldn't quit playing the damn thing. The story was shallow too but it gripped me out of some strange reason so I played on.
 
 Deus Ex the original on the other hand has a large content with a decent rpg-system. I can't say much about the story because i haven't gotten so far into it yet, but the content is plenty and the atmosphere, priceless! The levels are huge, and the enemies many, when you play stealth, like I do and you spend an hour going halfway through a level and then get spotted because you missed a camera half a mile off in the distance and need to reload the level because you just don't save every 2 minutes - gets to you and instead of replaying, you quit and get back to writing that paper that is a week overdue... so even though I am entranced by the game and love the freedom and sense of "making a difference", progress is very sloooow because of the huge levels and mission failure rate. Mission failure for me is getting spotted, I know I can whip out my SMG and go Rambo style on the NSF, but that's not how my character would act so I reload when I get spotted. For my first playthrough I chose the hardest way of playing...                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] MoonMad:P on June 28, 2005, 06:18:00 am
                In Reply To #67
 I didn't think the 4 endings were too special for Deus Ex 2 either.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Broken_Noah on June 29, 2005, 02:01:00 am
                In Reply To #68
 4 Endings? I thought it only had 3?
 
 Just finished Freedom Force vs. The Third Reich & Star Wars Republic Commando. I've re-started GTA: Vice City for the heck of it. Playing Baldur's Gate 2 all over again. My second run through Prince of Persia: Warrior Within looking for the health upgrades I've missed. Planning on Silent Hill 4: The Room after thinning my back logs of games.
 
 I'd probably get GTA:San Andreas & Psychonauts soon.
 
 Btw, guys is it safe now to get KotOR 2? Have they already released patches?                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] MoonMad:P on June 29, 2005, 05:29:00 am
                In Reply To #69
 
Zoe posted:

 In Reply To #68
 4 Endings? I thought it only had 3?</quote>
 
 I had 4 - side with the dentons for the connect the world thing, side with the illuminati to get the world view from a satellite, side with the templars to see scientists hang from the church etc, and lastly kill everything that moves except for your old mate from training to side with the russian cyborgs (whatever they were called). Sadly, it pretty much only matters which side you choose in the last level. So if you saved at the beginning of that one - then you should have no trouble working towards all endings.
 
 <quote by="Zoe">
 Btw, guys is it safe now to get KotOR 2? Have they already released patches?

 They have patches, but it wouldn't install on mine and the end is still disappointing. Not sure how far along that mod team is. The xbox people got an extra level apparently too (droid factory or something) - Bastards!                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Year_of_the_Scarab on June 29, 2005, 06:33:00 am
                Bah, DX2. Tis an abomination, I tell you.
 
 
Zoe posted:

 Btw, guys is it safe now to get KotOR 2? Have they already released patches?

 
 There are two official patches if I'm not mistaken, and some community made ones. The official ones actually break as much stuff as they fix, so you'll need the community upgrades as well (see below link). The complete fan-made "add cut material" patch is still in the works, but you can get some essential fixes already. The guys working on restoring the removed (but not deleted) stuff are working nearly from scratch, so it'll take a while yet.
 
 Go to the
 Sith Lords Restoration Project homepage, the "Download" section for the available fixes.
 
 However FEAR THE SPOILER, as the individual patches describe parts of the game. To be honest, until the restoration is completed, the game completely lacks an ending, which is not even as infuriating as it is confusing, leaving you with a "Ok, so what now? ...Wait, what? The end? But... that's just stupid.", so be warned.
 
 Personally I know I'll replay the game, even though I didn't really enjoy it all that much, just to see what the fuck was so difficult to integrate, that the ending just got cut down to a joke.
 
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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on June 30, 2005, 01:54:00 pm
                In Reply To #71
 I'm currentley playing this game, and the stream of bad news i get about it on various boards seems to screw up my enjoyment more then it objectiveley should.
 
 So i should stop reading about KOTOR2.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Starrathiel on June 30, 2005, 02:33:00 pm
                In Reply To #1
 Greetings,
 
 The games I am playing.
 
 Vampire: Bloodlines
 --=Of course=--
 
 Crime Scene Investigation: Dark Motives
 --=Interesting game but only play it if you like the series=--
 
 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic - I
 --=Forcing Zaalbar to kill Mission, heh=--
 
 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic - II
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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Year_of_the_Scarab on June 30, 2005, 03:07:00 pm
                Needle, Needle, Needle.
 
 I've yet to see a post from you in which you don't sound like Queen Victoria herself. Superiority complex perchance? Eh?
 
 
Needle posted:

 most people have a problem with the ending because it does not stroke their ego enough, or so I noticed.</quote>
 
 "Ego" is not the problem here. "Ego" don't enter into it. "Ego" hasn't got jack to do with the *fact* that the game just drops you at the end. "Ego" didn't make the developers cut half of the ending-content. I'm surprised you didn't openly blame this one on the male population though, usually you do.
 
 Ah, whatever, the above isn't a flame or anything, you're naturally entitled to your opinion, just don't defend the devs when they deliver a 80% completed product (hm, funny thing to post on a BLOODLINES forum, eh?). And by any means don't take my word for it - go to the site I linked to previously and read up.
 
 <quote by="Needle">
 The best voice actress in both games - Darth Traya
 

 
 Coincidentally, Sara Kestellman is indeed the best voice actress in the game, and her performance is nigh perfect, even if the game is far from it. I have a hard time placing her in the first Kotor though. You positive on that bit?
 
 peace
 
 ps. oh yeah, "evil smirk".                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Grendel8101 on June 30, 2005, 03:28:00 pm
                I liked KOTOR 2, but I thought the plot fell short.  It had a lot of promise.
 
 Let's see, I'm stuck trying to figure out how to fly on GTA:SA, so I think I'll try Hitman: Contracts for awhile.  No rpg's have caught my eye lately.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Signothorn on June 30, 2005, 03:34:00 pm
                In Reply To #75
 I recently tried True Crime: The Streets of L.A. and I was unimpressed. The game was too short and the camera angles when fighting sucked.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] dalver on June 30, 2005, 04:25:00 pm
                Kotor 2 lacks CLOSURE. That is why the ending is so weak. As soon as you get to Malachor the plot is dropped. The story ends in the middle of its telling. Don't mistake this for a cliffhanger, because a cliffhanger is one thing a story DROPPED is something else entirely and what you have in kotor 2 is a story dropped.Your teammates are also dropped with no reason at all from the story, not to mention the fact that the entire last quarter of the game is just a pointless, drab, boring, numb, hack n slash experience with no point or explanation to it.
 
 I don't believe it has anything to do with ego, it is because the story was pulled together like shit and the complete lack of CLOSURE! Every story needs closure even if it ends in a cliffhanger (points towards Empire Strikes Back, it ends in a cliffhanger but the story has CLOSURE).
 
 So that being said about kotor2 - I am playing Deus Ex and I love it, crazy openess and very cool story.
 
 (if I don't make any sense in this post it's because I write it in a hurry)                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Starrathiel on June 30, 2005, 04:25:00 pm
                In Reply To #74
 
Lancea posted:

 Superiority complex perchance? Eh?

 
 Do not hate me because I am beautiful. Hate me because I
 am better than you are! (To properly mangle a certain
 quote) As for superiority. Always! Natural superiority to
 the insignificant male dogs and the bottom feeding dregs
 that populate a message board dedicated to a game that is
 nothing more than a stupendous cliché must _always_
 be highlighted. There is simply no other way. Now, do not
 be more canine than you need to be "Simply drop the matter
 and be silent" .. to pull another partial quote.
 
 
 
 *Wickedly amused giggle*
 
 Seriously though.
 
 

"Ego" hasn't got jack to do with the *fact* that
 the game just drops you at the end.

 
 Really? On a serious tone, what were you expecting then?
 The choice that your character makes is described in the
 final conversation with Darth Traya and basically boils
 down to either follow Revan on her vision quest or not
 follow Revan. Does the ending really need a scene where
 the sycophantic suck-ups (be they Sith, Jedi or Republic)
 cheer you in adoration? Or a teary typically hackneyed
 good bye scene where the character walks off in the
 distance conveniently telling the worms that rode the
 characters coattails to go take a flying leap?
 
 I am curious.
 
 

Ah, whatever, the above isn't a flame or anything, you're naturally entitled to your opinion,

 
 So noted. Let me say the same thing. I will be the first to
 admit that the game is incomplete. It could have been
 much better. Not so much due to an ending, but because the
 character's beginning are .. to my tastes .. shamefully
 unclear. (I would have preferred a better explanation of
 the characters action at Malachor during the war)
 
 And I will cheerfully admit that I am a bit biased on this
 game due to the fact that I had to play it in reverse order
 due to availability. I certainly would have wished more
 detail in the fate of Bao-Dur and the droids for example.
 
 The developers could have done a better job. I simply question the motives of people who drive themselves
 to such a frenzy that they .. uh .. 'bark at the moon in
 frustration' at the ending.
 
 

And by any means don't take my word for it - go
 to the site I linked to previously and read up.

 
 I did .. I read the lines, listened to the sound files but
 .. and you will have to take this as a personal opinion ..
 am not really convinced that adding the material does
 significantly enhance the ending (or major parts of the
 game) that much. True though, if the restoration mod is
 completed I will install it.
 
 

Coincidentally, Sara Kestellman is indeed the best voice actress in the game, and her performance is nigh perfect, even if the game is far from it. I have a hard time placing her in the first Kotor though. You positive on that bit?

 
 She is not .. at least not as far as I know. A
 misunderstanding, sorry about that. I meant that she stands
 out as the best voice actress of them all .. from both
 games combined.
 
 *Evil Smirk*
 
 
                       

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on June 30, 2005, 06:18:00 pm
                Until i read the credits, i was convinced that Kreia was voiced by Kate Mulgrew. Totally identical voices.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] DeadManWalki30990280 on June 30, 2005, 07:20:00 pm
                Morrowind - Especially now I got the Vampiric Embrace mod.
 KOTOR2 - Not very good at all.
 Half life 2 - Not as good as the original and too short.
 Wolfenstein ET - I really like the flame thrower and double Lugors.
 Bloodlines - Of course this is still a great game with replayability especially now people are begining to mod it like with the PnP mod.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] SheridanModavia on June 30, 2005, 11:04:00 pm
                I am playing recently:
 
 -VTM: Bloodlines
 
 -Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 2
 
 -Legacy of Kain: Defiance
 
 and
 
 -Thief
 
                       

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] CMontgomery19653013 on June 30, 2005, 11:10:00 pm
                I'm playing-
 
 Gothic: just got for about $5, heard good things so why not?
 
 Uplink/Darwinia: Just go here.  You've probably never heard of them.
 
 Morrowind: Kinda off and on, can't hold my attention very long.
 
 Half-Life 2: Steam
 
 Postal 2: You get to pee on people
 
 Halo 2: XBox Live every day, sad yet fun. GT- CMontgomery
 
 Doom 3: Don't like it, got for the hype. Doesn't live up to it at all.
 
                       

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Broken_Noah on July 01, 2005, 12:06:00 am
                In Reply To #70
 Yeah, you're right I forgot about the Omar ending. It's been a while since I finished DE:IW, I forgot about that one.
 
 As for KotOR II, it seems I have to delay that purchase yet still. Maybe a few months from now to be safe not to mention it would probably be a lot cheaper then.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] MoonMad:P on July 03, 2005, 01:24:00 am
                I'm looking forward to hitman 4 blood money.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] dalver on July 03, 2005, 01:15:00 pm
                So seeing my rpg craving is getting bigger and bigger and no rpg-s are around to be played.
 
 Should I give NWN a chance? I played the demo when it came out and it bored me out of my skull. But I don't know, maybe I should give it a chance. What can you people who have played it say about it? Is there any story and character development or is it a Diablo style thing? I saw a triple pack with NWN, Undrentide and... Underdark? What say you? Should I give it another bite?                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] TheVampireDante on July 03, 2005, 01:26:00 pm
                In Reply To #85
 Have you tried Guild wars? it`s online, but almost free! Just pay for the game, no supscriptions, when you take a quest, you get your own version of the quest area to play on, unless you join a group to play it on, there`s no-one but yourself and the monsters, npc chars. Good quality too.
 I`m still trying to get used to it though, but that`s just me.                        

 

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Post by: [archive] EPOBot on July 05, 2005, 08:17:00 pm
                KOTOR2 gave me a "Dick Laurent is death" feeling:I felth just as disturbed by it as after watching Lost Highway.
 
 You think the truth is somewhere to be found but it just eludes you.IMO, Kotor2 is a surreal,psychedelic masterpiece.Malachor 4 felt like something was gnawing at my soul, and because you dont know what kind of horrible things happened there, it gets even more creepy.The whole mood was terrifying like nothing i had ever experienced before.You are "forced" to think it over and over and over, but you will not make sense of it. Like going mad wile overlooking the Nazi deathcamps.Or seeing your cildren getting tortured...Or killing your wife in an angry outburst and realizing what you have done.
 
 I think it is about war traumas, and how such things can make you want to forget and flee (the exile) or worse: Make you want to destroy the higer powers responsible. Kreia:I understand her because after my dad died i certainly wanted to stab out the eyes of God and refuse any forgiveness.
 
 The sad thing is:Starwars is no David Lynch universe.They were waay to ambitious with the storyline. If it was a Call of Chtulu game, a story like this would have been universally praised, but Starwars is just as much about racing trough trenches an firing blasters as it is about light and dark philosophies. contemplating feelings of pure deaspair and longing for oblivion is just too deep for it.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Offkorn on July 06, 2005, 04:58:00 am
                In Reply To #86
 
The Vampire Dante. posted:

 In Reply To #85
 Have you tried Guild wars? it`s online, but almost free! Just pay for the game, no supscriptions, when you take a quest, you get your own version of the quest area to play on, unless you join a group to play it on, there`s no-one but yourself and the monsters, npc chars. Good quality too.
 I`m still trying to get used to it though, but that`s just me.

 
 Guild Wars.....*shiver*, as far as I'm concerned Guild Wars is mearly Dungeon Siege with Diablo Inventory. And, like Dungeon Siege, is terrible.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Year_of_the_Scarab on July 09, 2005, 04:47:00 pm
               
Needle posted:

 Natural superiority to the insignificant male dogs and the bottom feeding dregs that populate a message board dedicated to a game that is nothing more than a stupendous cliché must _always_ be highlighted. There is simply no other way.

 
 /ventrue mode: on
 
 *raises eyebrow* Why, the nerve. Your pitiful attempts at irony only expose your intellectual inadequacy and self-delusion of grandeur. Back in the good ol' days insolent lesser folk like you used to be flogged and subsequently dipped in tar and feathers for good measure... But you amuse me for now, so you may continue. And rest easy, I forgive your misguided pretense of humour, since like mr. Wilde said himself, nothing annoys your enemies like being forgiven.
 
 /ventrue mode: off
 
 Ah, that felt good. I can now continue my vacation with an eased mind (the above of course is dead-serious, and not to be taken as a joke at all :P).
 
 But to serious matters: Montnoir, stay away from NWN! Everything bad you've prolly heard about it by now is absolutely on point. It's a pokemony-eye-candy-naive-story-blandness-galore. The game is (and I mean this in the nicest possible way) shit. Unless you want to go multiplayer, I guess. Reportedly the latest expansion isn't bad, but I've had a chence to check out the first, and it didn't impress me in the slightest.
 
 That being said - is anyone here playing Fable on the xbox? A PC-port is coming this fall, and I'm curious if it's something to look forward to at all.
 
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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] quiller5840388 on July 09, 2005, 05:39:00 pm
                In Reply To #85
 Underdark has the best story and some pretty awesome fights.  (I wound up fighting a demilich and a Dracolich in the same day of fighting, yikes!)  One of the nice things with Hordes of the Underdark is that you can have 2 henchmen at the same time, and they will sometimes converse with each other which gives it a much more BG2 feel to it.  There are also some great downloadable modules that people have created.  (And some real stinkers, I suggest grabbing them from some place with a rating system)
 
 I don't think NWN is that bad, but I'm the kind of player who likes to try out lots of different builds, and you get a pretty big gambit of different characters you can build with the system.  The best character stuff is really in talking with your henchmen and you can see that bioware humor in some of the stories that they tell.
 
 I generally play NWN when I am in the mood for an action RPG, as it delivers less story than most, but plenty of combat.  (Some user created modules have much more story, though)  It is one of the games I still play regularly because I can still go through new downloadable content or try out new character concepts, but as you can see, others simply despise the game.  It is definitely not a sequel to the Baldur's Gate stuff, but more of a precursor to KOTOR and Jade Empire with lots of modability.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Offkorn on July 10, 2005, 09:55:00 am
                In Reply To #90
 
 NWN and SoU are terrible, HotU is downright amazing though. A good mod series to check out is the Shadowlords Campaign (1-5), Followed by the Dreamcatcher Campaign (1-4), and finished with Demon (1).
 
 They are all by the same author and tell one large story, I don't think he's going to ever finish the Demon section of the campaign though.
 
 Oh, and if you do plan on running through them, and are a fighting class, I suggest using a longsword, as it has the best variety of magic versions to choose from.
 
 P.S. A slight way to spice up the Original Campaign is to install the PRC. Doesn't help the story in the slightest, but gives a few more options.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Wolfie41518486 on July 10, 2005, 10:52:00 pm
                After taking a break for a few months I have been messing around with Icewind Dale II recently.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] munchies.Trooper on July 11, 2005, 02:52:00 am
                In Reply To #91
 Are those modules on the ign vault for neverwinter nights? They sound pretty interesting.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Broken_Noah on July 11, 2005, 06:25:00 am
                Let's see, since I'm jobless right now (it's not as bad as it sounds)I've got a lot of time to play games!!!
 
 Currently playing:
 
 Morrowind
 WarCraft III
 GTA: Vice City
 SWAT 4
 Hitman 2: Stealth Assassin
 Silent Hill 2
 Warhammer 40,000 Dawn of War
 
 Wheee!!!!
                       

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] dalver on July 11, 2005, 07:51:00 am
                I've just finished "Dawn of War" and was dissapointed that there wasn't a story for any other race than the humeys. Although you can play all races in multi, I don't care. I want a single player campaign for the Eldar. Really cool voices, sci-fi Shakespeare in a dark future. What's not to like?
 
 Right now I am playing Area 51. I thought it was a really cool and fun game so I checked around for reviews. The reviews were shit. And their motivations were generally the same. "Area 51 is a bad game because it isn't innovative and it doesn't reinvent the genre". To my ears it sounds like bullshit. If a game makes good use of the already established "fun" bits in a genre, then it is a fun game. Not every single game must make a huge advancement in gameplay. Area 51 makes excellent use of the genre, has good level design and builds an eerie and interesting atmosphere, which in my book makes for a fun game. Nothing exceptional, but with a very high fun-factor.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Offkorn on July 11, 2005, 01:03:00 pm
               
munchies posted:

 Are those modules on the ign vault for neverwinter nights? They sound pretty interesting.

 
 Yeah, that's where I got them from. The Dreamcatcher and Demon modules are on the first page of the top rated section, the Shadowlord ones you can search for easily enough.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Broken_Noah on July 12, 2005, 12:02:00 am
                In Reply To #95
 
montnoir posted:

 Right now I am playing Area 51. I thought it was a really cool and fun game so I checked around for reviews. The reviews were shit. And their motivations were generally the same. "Area 51 is a bad game because it isn't innovative and it doesn't reinvent the genre". To my ears it sounds like bullshit. If a game makes good use of the already established "fun" bits in a genre, then it is a fun game. Not every single game must make a huge advancement in gameplay. Area 51 makes excellent use of the genre, has good level design and builds an eerie and interesting atmosphere, which in my book makes for a fun game. Nothing exceptional, but with a very high fun-factor.

 
 You hit the nail in the head. That's exactly what I feel about games. Most of the times if the game has the fun factor that I'm looking for regardless if it is innovative or if the proverbial envelope was pushed, I'll still play it and would definitely enjoy it. I don't know a lot of people who actually enjoyed Doom III, but I did because I didn't came with high expectations, I wasn't expecting innovation because even if it was then it's just a plus. Me? I just want to play a shooter with graphic eye candy. Oftentimes I read reviews just to know if the game is stable and would run on my rig, the rest is subjective.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] MoonMad:P on July 13, 2005, 02:54:00 am
                Currently playing.....Minesweeper :P                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Adrian40906860 on July 13, 2005, 04:11:00 am
                In Reply To #98
 
 Solitaire.
 
 Heh heh.
 Got you beat in the "my life is more pathetic than yours"
 contest.
 
 Oops. Was I just bragging about that?  Shit!
                       

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] munchies.Trooper on July 13, 2005, 05:19:00 am
                In Reply To #96
 Thanks, I found the dreamcatcher ones. I have not looked for the other ones yet. I have been working on how to script for the game so I might try and produce a module of my own.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] MoonMad:P on July 13, 2005, 04:53:00 am
                In Reply To #99
 Yeah, minesweeper provides a bit more excitement :P There's nothing better to do at work at the moment while they convert a few systems for a week or so.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Offkorn on July 13, 2005, 09:19:00 am
                In Reply To #101
 
 If you want to see some amazing scripting, take a look at that Demon module, the scripting is insane. He made it in the Planescape universe, and made it so that you don't permanently die, and it's just incredible.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] TheVampireDante on July 13, 2005, 09:28:00 am
                In Reply To #102
 currently playing:
 
 Morrowind (Due to some little additions.)
 Max Payne
 Warcraft 3: The Frozen Throne
 Doom 3 (giving the noobs something to worry about.)
 Bloodlines (Yes, I still play!)
 
 By the way, there`s an expansion for Dawn of war coming out soon, but it`s only Imperial guard you play as so far. (I think they are planning on releasing each race seperately, to make more money from the licence.)                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Broken_Noah on July 13, 2005, 11:17:00 am
                In Reply To #102
 
Offkorn posted:

 If you want to see some amazing scripting, take a look at that Demon module, the scripting is insane. He made it in the Planescape universe, and made it so that you don't permanently die, and it's just incredible.</quote>
 
 Whoah, Planescape you say? Must get that module then
 
 In Reply To #103
 <quote by="The Vampire Dante.">
 By the way, there`s an expansion for Dawn of war coming out soon, but it`s only Imperial guard you play as so far. (I think they are planning on releasing each race seperately, to make more money from the licence.)

 
 Ah yes, the monkeys in suits are at it again. I'm surprised though, I was expecting a move like this from EA.
 
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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] WastedWhiteBoy on July 13, 2005, 02:30:00 pm
                I'm currently playing
 
 Warcraft 2:The Frozen Throne
 Doom 3
 Vampire The Masquerade Bloodlines
 
 I plan on playing Black and White 2 extensivley when it comes out.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Skinweaver on July 13, 2005, 04:14:00 pm
               
 Empire Earth II (who would have guessed? The Aztecs just conquered Spain!)
 
 Bloodlines (it never get's old! NEVER!)
 
 GTA San Andreas (huuge)
 
 NWN with expansions (custom modules and other stuff)                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on July 13, 2005, 07:40:00 pm
                In Reply To #106
 Agreed about Bloodlines.Been playing as an anarch Brujah! bitch for the fifth time.This crush on firy girls is just not healty anymore!
 
 Still waiting for the Diablo2 ladder to reset too.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] RomanK28488471 on July 17, 2005, 01:35:00 pm
                Still playing Disciples II. Bloody long game, that. I need to get San Andreas, something I might do soon enough. The last GTA game was far better than I could have ever expected.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] dalver on July 17, 2005, 06:48:00 pm
                In Reply To #108
 
 GTA 3 is very enjoyable and GTA Vice City is on my top 10 list, but San Andreas is bad... crappy bad. The - "Yo nigga! Yo momma be dead, nigga! Whatcha' be doin now nigga? Wanna go smack som' crackheads down, bro?" is really not what interests me in a story - no appeal.
 
 Instead I bought, Temple of Elemental Evil and Cold Zero. Just started them both so I can't really say. ToEE is Icewind Dale, but not quite and Cold Zero reminds me of the old Syndicate game. So far I enjoy them both.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Broken_Noah on July 18, 2005, 01:46:00 am
                Okay I've been playing Morrowind for a while now. I've got my Redguard to level 14, I'm kicking ass and taking names (at least for my level). My question is, is there a point to all of this? I've often heard single player MMO as an apt description to Morrowind. Sorry, whenever I play games for the first time, I really don't browse for FAQs/Walkthroughs or forums so as not to spoil the game, so I'm really in the dark here.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Year_of_the_Scarab on July 18, 2005, 06:33:00 am
               
quiller posted:

 I wound up fighting a demilich and a Dracolich in the same day of fighting, yikes!</quote>
 
 See, here is where we're at cross definitions (or whatever) again. I don't rate RPGs based on the amount of mighty stuff they let you hack to pieces. In fact, I file that under the "cons" rather than the "pros", if a game hurls dozens of Major Badass Supreme (2nd Class) at my character.
 
 
quiller posted:

 I can still go through new downloadable content or try out new character concepts, but as you can see, others simply despise the game.</quote>
 
 Diversity cannot be a substitute for content. Vide Morrowind: you're offered a zillion ways to do almost everything, but you are *not* offered half a good reason to bother.  
 
 
quiller posted:

 It is definitely not a sequel to the Baldur's Gate stuff, but more of a precursor to KOTOR and Jade Empire with lots of modability.

 
 There's something fundamentally wrong with the concept of custom modules being better than the original game. You pay for the whole product, not just the engine.
 
 I've heard good things bout the latest expansion, though a cousin of mine summed it up quite well when asked about it recently. What she said was along the lines of: "Well, sure, it ("it" being the Hordes of the UnderDark) is better than Neverwinter, but, you know, so is pretty much anything else."
 
 I've sold my copy along with the "Shadows of undern-something" expansion it came equipped with for about half the price I bought it for though, so it's not all bad.
 
 <quote by="Zoe">
 I've been playing Morrowind for a while now (...) My question is, is there a point to all of this?

 
 Err... well... (cough)... no. You've pretty much seen everything the game has to offer by now. Farthest I ever got was about level 40, though twas an exercise in tedium.
 
 <quote by="montnoir">
 ToEE is Icewind Dale, but not quite

 
 No, it's not. Icewind is a good game. Let me spoil the fun for you here (seriously, read at your own risk)... there's nothing more beyond the temple. Once you enter it, it's Diablo till the end.
 
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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Offkorn on July 18, 2005, 10:02:00 am
                ToEE is one of the worst games in existance.
 
 As for Morrowind:  Once you beat Daggoth Ur, no, there really isn't a point. I strongly suggest downloading the Vampire Embrace Module though.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] dalver on July 18, 2005, 12:16:00 pm
               
Lancea posted:
Icewind is a good game. Let me spoil the fun for you here (seriously, read at your own risk)... there's nothing more beyond the temple. Once you enter it, it's Diablo till the end.

 That just blows... in the beginning (where I am now in Hommlet) there are all these cute and small quests that yiu can do with just a slight nudge in the way that there is more to it than meets the eye, as to keep you playing - for just a little while longer. But if what you say is true, then I might agree with Offkorn.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Starrathiel on July 18, 2005, 01:48:00 pm
                In Reply To #111
 Greetings,
 
 
Lancea posted:

 nothing more beyond the temple. Once you enter it, it's Diablo till the end.

 
 They took a dungeon setting and tried to make it into a
 campaign and then look surprised when it does not work.
 Anyway, I commend you for even making it that far.
 Personally when I ran into Bertram the Gay Pirate in Nulb
 I uninstalled the game and threw it away.
 
 I can stand a game being a mediocre Diablo clone .. I
 can stand a game being broken before the patch. But
 running into a gay pirate truly made me want to hurl
 serious chunks.
 
 *Evil Smirk*                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] RoughingitwithRomero on July 19, 2005, 03:53:00 am
                In Reply To #1
 Hey all, are these games you're listing group games (I don't know what they're really called) like Warcraft?  I don't get how I can use those.  I recently got a WiFi connection, is that enough?
 If so, which games would you recommend?  I like the fantasy RPG's a lot, not those war games that are supposed to boost patriotism.  nioj eht yvan!                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Offkorn on July 19, 2005, 08:00:00 am
               
Roughing it with Romero posted:

 Hey all, are these games you're listing group games (I don't know what they're really called) like Warcraft?  I don't get how I can use those.  I recently got a WiFi connection, is that enough?

 
 Huh?                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] MoonMad:P on July 19, 2005, 10:23:00 am
                In Reply To #115
 Most of them are single player and not like world of warcraft (I assume that's the one you refer to).
 
 Regarding TOEE, I got rid of it as soon as I got inside the temple because it just plain sucked. I got bored also and killed everyone in the first town (they had it coming).                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] JessamineHaynsworth on July 20, 2005, 06:07:00 am
                Bloodlines and Kingdoms of the Lost. Thats about it.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] WastedWhiteBoy on July 20, 2005, 07:13:00 pm
                I didn't like TOEE either, but I loved Arcanum.  Absoluetly loved it.  In fact, I think I'll go play it...                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] MoonMad:P on July 21, 2005, 12:57:00 am
                In Reply To #119
 Gotta love a game that lets you learn different levels of persuasion from a prostitute, a madame and a politician :P
 
 For some reason I can't be bothered to go through the rift or whatever it is.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Grendel8101 on September 24, 2005, 05:43:00 pm
                Advent Rising:  Somewhere in this game there is a really great, epic storyline, but it's covered in a rough script with rougher dialogue and bad scripted events.  The gameplay is actually kinda cool.  Neat, but not innovative powers.
 
 Not a huge list of great games came out this summer, so I played some demos.
 
 F.E.A.R. demo:  Cool atmosphere.  Could be good.  
 
 Starship Troopers:  It sucks, don't even bother.
 
                       

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] WastedWhiteBoy on September 24, 2005, 06:02:00 pm
                I agree with Grendel.  Starhsip Troopers sucks the big one.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Javokis on September 24, 2005, 06:17:00 pm
                In Reply To #122
 
 Just bought Unreal II Awakened for $10. Gona try it out...                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] MoonMad:P on September 25, 2005, 06:34:00 am
                I'm playing Stronghold 2. Playing Lord of the Land os fun. For some reason the female npc Lord of the Land has a wife...
 
 I tried the FEAR demo - it doesn't run so well on my machine but what I saw was OK.
 
 Starship Troopers is bugged in more ways than one. The sequel to the movie is just as bad.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] FoulPet on September 25, 2005, 06:39:00 am
                the Dating Game and it cost me more money than an EQ2 monthly fee.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Adrian40906860 on September 25, 2005, 07:21:00 am
                Hummm...
 
 No $ for games right now, so it's Deus Ex demo and
 Redemption demo.
 Oh, yeah - Diablo II LOD.
 
 You hear me talkin' EPO?
 My Druid is gonna take your Pallie DOWN!!!
                       

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on September 25, 2005, 07:25:00 am
                In Reply To #126
 Playing KOTOR2 as a mindless bloodthirsty asshole now.(pure dark combat power)
 It feels unnatural, but the sound effect you hear wile gaining dark poits is nice...                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] TheVampireDante on September 25, 2005, 06:14:00 pm
                In Reply To #127
 Max Payne 2
 Painkiller MP
 Call of Duty MP (Sniping)
 Doom 3 MP (Just to piss off the Noobs).
 Warcraft 3
 
 Gonna give that F.E.A.R. demo a try later, looks alright.
 Got a fahrenhiet demo as well.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Grendel8101 on September 26, 2005, 10:49:00 pm
                Just started Phantom Dust for my X-Box (readers of the early pages of this thread will note that I bought that game last spring.  I'm a procrastinator.)  It's pretty damn cool actually.  
 
 I was going to start Chronicles of Riddik, but it's been downloading all fricking afternoon, so I haven't got a chance.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Skinweaver on September 26, 2005, 10:59:00 pm
                Right now? Well, since I'm a total nerd:
 
 Bloodlines. Yes, it's true. I still play it and you know what? I enjoy every funking moment of it!
 Sure, I bet I'm on my "random Tremere #XVI" or something by now but no one will stop me! No one and nothing!
 Not even a massive heart attack! I'll... ghack...
 
 And once TES4, Oblivion shows up in the stores I'll lose contact with reality once again,
 disappearing into Tamriel for as long as my bodily functions will allow me...                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Adrian40906860 on September 27, 2005, 03:23:00 am
                In Reply To #130
 
 <green> And once TES4, Oblivion shows up in the stores I'll lose contact with reality once again,
 disappearing into Tamriel for as long as my bodily functions will allow me...</green>
 
 Well, I hope you don't become so immersed that you forget about us  :d
 
                       

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Broken_Noah on September 27, 2005, 04:24:00 am
                Busted my AGP port a week ago, new mobo a week from now, so for the meantime:
 
 1. Diablo II:Lord of Destruction 1.10
 2. Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal ('been playing this forever)
 3. Thief Gold                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on September 27, 2005, 04:35:00 am
                Mmmmm...getting more and more corrupted by true evil in KOTOR2...
 
 Right now, i turn the white handmaiden into an incarnation of darkness...ohh NASTY...                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] MoonMad:P on September 27, 2005, 11:44:00 am
                Just finished LSL7                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] WastedWhiteBoy on September 27, 2005, 12:56:00 pm
                Been playing a little of this, a little of that.  Eagerly waiting for Black and White 2.  Currently playing thoruhg Arcanum wiht a massive fighter.  Too easy, but if I have the time, I'll play a more difficult character.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] dalver on September 27, 2005, 01:20:00 pm
                I play:
 
 Fahrenheit (Indigo Prophecy for you lot in the US) I have pushed the demo at you when it came out and now the game itself. And I must say I am impressed. The gameplay is so-so, but the story is where it's at and it is noir-ish, dark and gritty. Definitely give this a look.
 
 Grim Fandango (one of the top 5 games of all time), I've been replaying this gem because Fahrenheit got my blood boiling again for adventure games. When I'm done with this I'll probably try The Watchmaker again... and maybe this time I'll manage to finish it...
 
 Dungeon Siege 2, yeah I know I fell for it. But there weren't any other RPG's out there so I had to. Anyway, it works fairly well and it HAS a story. It's still hack'n'slash but they've managed to put in some quests and some feeling into it so as to keep your interest up. It works and keeps my mind off of my angst...                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Skinweaver on September 27, 2005, 01:43:00 pm
                In Reply To #131
 
 No worries.
 I'll never forget about you guys even if I get an electric drill lodged into my brain. I might be drooling for the rest of my life but I'll remember.
 Ahh... the blissful gurgles of the lobotomised...                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Shikamaru34073963 on September 27, 2005, 02:16:00 pm
                San Andreas and SWAT 4                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] ItBurns35309321 on September 27, 2005, 02:57:00 pm
                A mod I got my eye on and will play when it's released is a Civ3 mod based on Fallout.  This is the Thread for tracking it: http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=84638&page=1&pp=20
 
 Screen shots :
 http://www.nma-fallout.com/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=1185
 http://www.nma-fallout.com/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=1188
 http://www.nma-fallout.com/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=1191
 http://www.nma-fallout.com/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=1186
 http://www.nma-fallout.com/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=1192
 http://www.nma-fallout.com/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=1193
 
 Am also looking forward to the soon to be release Civ4.
 
 
 
                       

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] RomanK28488471 on September 27, 2005, 03:23:00 pm
                I am close to finishing Fable: The Lost Chapters. It is cute, and I could almost call it an RPG. Almost. Still, it has good graphics, and good sound, which almost compensate for the crappy main plot...
                       

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Javokis on September 27, 2005, 09:48:00 pm
                In Reply To #140
 
 Just finished Unreal II Awakening. It was OK.
 
 I liked being able to order marines around. Putting the predictable plot asside, it had some good missions.
 
 Up points:
 
 -Some dialog choices which opens up a world of possibilities for making stuff of my own.
 -Being able to add new single player games through modding.
 -Making battle orders and adjusting AIs.
 -Graphics were good.
 
 Down points:
 
 -Very slow load time, but then again I had 256RAM when the game recommends more.
 -Game would crash seriously without the new patch (It stopped crashing after patch install)
 -Complicated editor (I prefer the embrace engine)
 -Predictable plot (Jee, I wonder who survives in the end...)
 -Limited play style (Even on missions that say 'covert' on them you end up having to kill everyone) So all you're doing is killing.
 -Weapons aren't too great. There's only 2 I like and that's the Shotgun and Assault Rifle. Everything else sucks.
 
 Overall 3.5 out of 5 rating. Maybe I'll look into the editor some more and see if it will let me make a better single player game.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Grendel8101 on September 29, 2005, 06:02:00 pm
                Just finished Chronicles of Riddick.  I liked it.  One of the better shooters I've played.
 
 [added Sep 29 2005  8:15PM]
 
 Just finished The Suffering 2 demo.  eh.  Felt like a console game poorly ported to PC.  Maybe I'll rent it for my X-Box.
 
 I need to play all the games I have that I've never got around to playing.  Or blow grocery money on F.E.A.R. or half-life 2:aftermath.  
 
 Or Bloodlines 2...oh wait, that's right, life sucks.  I forgot.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Broken_Noah on September 30, 2005, 07:30:00 am
                In Reply To #136
 
 I've never heard of The Watchmaker before. It must be pretty good since there are only a few games worthy of being mentioned together with Grim Fandango in the same paragraph.
 
 Finished Diablo II for the nth time (I rarely multiplay). I'm at Spellhold now in Baldur's Gate with my lvl. 36 Paladin. I've re-installed MDK2 and started playing yesterday. Even after all these years this one is still a beauty and fun to play in a mindless, campy, blow-everything-up sort of way and to think this was made by BioWare which is more known for their RPG than anything else. After this maybe Armed & Dangerous.
                       

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] RomanK28488471 on October 02, 2005, 09:48:00 am
                Currently playing Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow.
 
 Nothing to write home about.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] MoonMad:P on October 02, 2005, 09:51:00 am
                In Reply To #144
 Wish I could find a reason to pass the 2nd/3rd mission on that one.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] RomanK28488471 on October 02, 2005, 10:33:00 am
                In Reply To #145
 
 The only other options I have is replaying Fable and MetalHeart. MetalHeart is an attempted Fallout clone which might be good, but at the moment I can't be arsed to play it too much because the translation from Russian to English left some grammar bleeding by the roadside. This is the voice acting I'm talking about, mind.
 
 Still, it may have potential, as the occasional reviewer stated. I'll keep my fingers crossed and finish Pandora Tomorrow first.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Grendel8101 on October 02, 2005, 12:32:00 pm
                Just installed Hitman: Contracts (which I've had on a shelf for about 4 months now).  Probably start that today instead of preparing for midterms like I should be doing.
 
 So far the only new releases I've been looking forward to are the hl2 expansion and F.E.A.R.  Doesn't look like much else is on the horizon.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] mitua on October 02, 2005, 01:07:00 pm
                Finishing up Escape From Monkey Island for the 3rd time, yesterday started Curse of Monkey Island Mega Monkey and Grim Fandango. I played CMI 7 years ago back in Russia,it took 4 of my friends and occasional peek into the walkthrough to beat it, but never GF. This game is confusing. Currently stuck in the very beginning, where the LSA general asks you to get him eggs. There are only like two places to go and 5 objects to manipulate (you can't combine objects in inventory screen like in Monkey games, can you?) and yet I can't figure out how to get to the ladder that leads to the roof. Don't want to use the walkthrough at this point, I can't be that dumb. Or can I?                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Skinweaver on October 02, 2005, 01:41:00 pm
               
 Knights of the Old Republic.
 I love watching my cute Revan transform into a veiny, red eyed mutant all dressed in the manditory black outfit and the equally important red lightsaber...                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] TheVampireDante on October 02, 2005, 02:09:00 pm
                In Reply To #149
 I`ll be joining you CL in the bliss of Oblivion, I`ve been keeping my eye on the development and damn does it look good.
 
 Probably spend most of my time at the modding table though.
 Ha ha.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Skinweaver on October 03, 2005, 08:43:00 am
                In Reply To #151
 
 Ahh... welcome to our world!                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] quiller5840388 on October 03, 2005, 08:27:00 pm
                Well, I've started playing Baldur's Gate 2 again.  I recently finished Escape from Monkey Island, and Freedom Fighters.  (On PS2 and PC respectively)
                       

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] munchies.Trooper on October 04, 2005, 03:25:00 am
                Been trying out the FEAR demo, so far it seem preety cool. Was playing farcry for a while. Also Been playing Star Wars KotoR on the xbox to.
 
 I hoping to get excepted in the beta testing for Dungeons and Dragons mmorpg that is coming up soon.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] quiller5840388 on October 04, 2005, 06:12:00 pm
                In Reply To #154
 So far?  It's not that long a demo...
 
 Oh, and getting accepted would mean you got in, get excepted would mean you got left out, I think you meant the former.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] munchies.Trooper on October 04, 2005, 07:02:00 pm
                In Reply To #155
 Yeah I hope to get accepted I type to fast some times and don't check what I have written down. I just downloaded the beta for star wars batttle front 2 that they are posting on the ads on the forum might try that out to see how it is.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on October 05, 2005, 05:50:00 am
                Been playing KOTOR2 again. The ending still refuses to make sense.
 
 It DOES make you understand what a Malkavian must feel tough.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] WastedWhiteBoy on October 05, 2005, 10:03:00 pm
                I think I'm about to...ejaculate!  I just got Black and White 2!
 
 If you didn't like the first one, you proably won't like the second one, but from what I've read, it got some major upgrades.  Time to create a reign of terror that'll last forever!
 
 First, gotta go lift weights though.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Javokis on October 05, 2005, 11:10:00 pm
                In Reply To #158
 
 I'm back to playing/modding Redemption again. Only wish someone would make a new multiplayer prog like the Idontlikewon program, but one that works with firewalls and windows xp.
 
 Hmm... does anyone know of a way to emulate a lan connection over the internet? Is it even possible?                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on October 06, 2005, 04:58:00 am
                In Reply To #158
 Indeed.
 Tough i can understand why some people would love B&W, i allways got brutally irritated by the bipedal cow that won't listen and peasants who make it seem like someone mass-cloned Patty!
 
 Maybe it's because i wanted to be a good god and realized how annoying that really is!                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Adrian40906860 on October 06, 2005, 05:06:00 am
                In Reply To #160
 
 <green> Tough i can understand why some people would love B&W, i allways got brutally irritated by the bipedal cow that won't listen and peasants who make it seem like someone mass-cloned Patty!</green>
 
 Why do discussions of other games always seem to
 lead to cows!
 
                       

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Skinweaver on October 06, 2005, 06:02:00 am
                In Reply To #161
 
 It's deeply rooted in the human mind. Memories of breastfeeding combined with the emotional satisfaction of escaping reality through games. It's a major motherfigure in the worlds we create for ourselves in our minds to bring us comfort but what do I know about psycology?
 
 Right now:
 
 Half-Life 2 (the intro was very 1984) and just for laughs I tried CS Source only to get my narrow behind handed to me on a silver platter by the bots!
 
 I never go multiplayer because I refuse to insult my own intelligence by pitting myself against a leetspeaking 13 year old who calls me "noob" whatever that means, just because I don't jump around like a dimwit using a machinegun. I perfer legit duels with the deagle.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Adrian40906860 on October 06, 2005, 06:22:00 am
                In Reply To #162
 
 
 <green>.... but what do I know about psycology?</green>
 
 I wouldn't put 'spelling it' at the top of the
 list of things you do know about it  ;-}
 
 *Runs really, really fast*                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Skinweaver on October 06, 2005, 06:30:00 am
                In Reply To #163
 
 You'd better run!
 
 Seriously though, English isn't exactly my first language and I'd appreciate any pointers to improve my spelling as long as it's done out of kindness instead of mockery.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Adrian40906860 on October 06, 2005, 06:45:00 am
                In Reply To #164
 
Crazy-Legs posted:

 In Reply To #163
 
 You'd better run!
 
 Seriously though, English isn't exactly my first language and I'd appreciate any pointers to improve my spelling as long as it's done out of kindness instead of mockery.

 
 I wasn't mocking you C-L.
 It's just that I'm a whore for the One-liner.
 
 God, if everyone who ever made a spelling error around here
 got called on it....
 
 And speaking of psychology, I probably was compensating for my unease about being a typical, ignorant american.
 My Swedish begins and ends with 'Ja' (which I am probably misspelling).
 
 You are far more fluent in English than a lot of folks
 who were born in my country.
 
 I meant no malice.
 Honest.
 
                       

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] quiller5840388 on October 06, 2005, 06:48:00 am
                In Reply To #164
 Psychology is the actual spelling.  Psyche is, I believe, the greek word for mind, hence, psychology, psychiatry, psychoanalysis and Psycho Killer, qu'est-ce que c'est...
 
 It is kind of a strange spelling, all in all, though.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Skinweaver on October 06, 2005, 06:52:00 am
                In Reply To #165
 
 The more fluent I seem, the more embarassing my mistakes get.
 
 I've been playing Doom 3, resurrection of evil but the ending was confusing. I liked the ending for the original game with Bertruger going Satan and all. It would have done well in a Doom movie instead of the atrocity of a movie they've made of it now...
 I mean, no demons? Come on! Doom is Hell!                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on October 06, 2005, 06:55:00 am
                In Reply To #164
 
 Tak!
 
 Ja, ik begrijp ook niet waarom ik bijna in het Engels denk terwijl ik daar toch niet zo denderend goed in was op school. Nu ik in het Nederlands typ voelt het zelf een beetje geflipt.
 
 [added Oct  6 2005  1:57AM]
 
 In Reply To #167
 I read on Gamespy that the ancient relics WILL be in the movie. Maybe there is a chanse the marines think they fight genetic mutants at first and only find the truth near the end...                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Adrian40906860 on October 06, 2005, 07:15:00 am
                In Reply To #168
 
 Hee hee.
 I was convinced You were saying mean things about me, so,
 genius that I am, I ran that through bablefish and got:
 
 <yellow>Yes, I do not understand also why I think almost in English whereas I was not there nevertheless this way rumbling well in on school. Now I in Dutch type a beetje feels itself freaked out.</yellow>
 
 Ah.
 That place is always good for laughs.
 
                       

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on October 06, 2005, 07:17:00 am
                In Reply To #169
 Lousy translator dude!                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Adrian40906860 on October 06, 2005, 07:24:00 am
                In Reply To #170
 
 I know!!
 That's why it's so much fun!
 
 Go there some time and just run something, say, from
 Dutch to Russian to English and back again.
 The result is like...abstract poetry or something.
 
 Or, put another way:
 
 <yellow>To go for a tijdje and numbers it something.say again precise, of the Netherlanders to Soviet in English operation and the end of tail. The result like... poetry or something abstracts.</yellow>
 
 The end of tail?
 Oh, no!!
 
 
                       

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Grendel8101 on October 06, 2005, 09:12:00 am
                Getting back on topic...
 
 I would like to take this moment to plug Phantom Dust for anyone who owns an X-Box.  This budget title has just plain solid gameplay.  It's a good thing.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] dalver on October 06, 2005, 12:12:00 pm
                Well! I play one game right now and one game only. That game, my dear forumites, is X-Men Legends 2 - Rise of Apocalypse!
 
 This is the game an X-Men comic-phile (like yours truly) has been waiting for. This is how superhero games should look like and be played!
 
 The game is fast and furios. The story is comic-y and the powers and characters are MANY! Choose your team of 4 X-Men and get down to business! And the best of all is of-course, that they are so smooth and easy to control. Luckily you don't have to be a Tekken/Mortal Kombat/[insert random fighting game name here] button-combo-masher. It has rpg-like stats, it is easy to control and if you've played Freedom Force, you will recognise the "feel".
 
 What more is there to say? I like comics, I like X-Men, this game is wonderful and now I am going to return to it. Unfortunately, my life and whatever other engagements I have, will be put aside.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Vongetta on October 06, 2005, 12:52:00 pm
                In Reply To #171
 
 I swear I have sat here laughing for a full 5 minutes at these posts!                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Grendel8101 on October 07, 2005, 01:56:00 pm
                Just played Total Overdose Demo and Area 51 Demo.  Total Overdose is pretty cool, Max Payne crossed with GTA.
 
 Area 51 didn't impress me.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] WastedWhiteBoy on October 08, 2005, 10:54:00 am
                I've heard so many good things about Planescape Torment.  Should I buy?                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on October 08, 2005, 11:30:00 am
                Been playing Deus Ex again.
 
 The part in wich you walk into the ladies room and catch Shannon on the toilet still cracks me up.
 
 "How unprofessional!"
 
 And to make matters worse she actually complains about it by Manderley as he gives you a slap on the wrist for "Embarassing the agency even more then yourself!
 
 Oh yes, this game is about cool stuff as well..                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] MoonMad:P on October 08, 2005, 11:42:00 am
                In Reply To #176
 Its Okay. I played it after playing the Baldur's Gate series (which I preferred). Never did finish Torment - though that has more to do with it continually crashing in the last plane than not liking it. If you like RPGs and Black Isle's other games then you should get it.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] WastedWhiteBoy on October 08, 2005, 08:22:00 pm
                Ahhh...BW2 was a dissapointment.  I loved the first game, but this one had some several seirous problems.  They should have kept it just like the original, just added combat, and it would have been perfect.
 
 One of the main problems is influence rings.  You can build up your town for hours, and not have your influence expand.  Also, once your creature reaches master soldier is unstoppable, excluding attack by massed arhcers, and they NEVER attack you with those.
 
 YOur creature gets so powerful all you need is a single platoon to take towns, and you'll win.
 
 The main problems is combat and influnce.  But there are others.  I'd give it a 6/10, while I'd give the original 9/10.
 
 Part of it is my fault.  I had it paitned up in my minde as nearly the perfect game.  To give Lionhead credit, it is literally bugfree, with very few people having problems.  In fact there hasn't been a single glitch for me what so ever.
 
 Hopefull 3 will be better.  I should have waited for the price to drop, but oh well.  It did provide a fun experince, and I may even go through using exclusivly humans, and not use my creature for anyhting but gathering.  Now that could get difficult.
 
                       

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] MoonMad:P on October 09, 2005, 11:14:00 am
                Just got round to finishing Hitman:Contracts - can't wait for the next game.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Grendel8101 on October 09, 2005, 04:17:00 pm
                I finally broke down and ordered a used copy of System Shock 2.  Didn't want to do it, but I've always wanted to play it.  People were asking quite a lot of money for even a used copy, and I couldn't justify buying a "new" copy for $50-75.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] quiller5840388 on October 10, 2005, 04:14:00 am
                In Reply To #176
 It is cheap, so you should buy it.
 
 Why?  Because for some people it is the pinnacle of computer rpgs.  For many others it is one of the better RPGs to come out.  It is pretty heavy on dialogue, puzzles and characterization, much lighter on actual combat, though it is certainly there and important.
 
 The only caveat I will give, aside from the fact that there is a lot of text in game so those with reading difficulties may have lessened enjoyment, is that I've personally had a number of problems running it on Windows XP with relatively frequent crashes.  I'm not sure if I'd been trying to run it in compatibility mode or not, though, so I may want to try it again in Win 98 compat mode.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Skinweaver on October 10, 2005, 05:21:00 am
               
 Warhammer, Dawn of War. Funzies!                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Year_of_the_Scarab on October 10, 2005, 10:13:00 am
               
MoonMad posted:

 Its Okay. I played it after playing the Baldur's Gate series (which I preferred).

 
 "Okay"?! Foul deciever! To the house of pain with you! No, but seriously, I understand no fun when it comes to PS:T. See, for me at least, it was the first real rpg, with as much depth and story as a pnp rpg, successfully pulled off on a PC.
 
 Baldur's Gate 1? Bah, the "characters" have no character whatsoever and the plot is thin as paper. "Right, Boo?"
 
 Baldur's Gate 2? Whatever. I liked the non-combat approach though. Oh? What is this? There is no non-combat approach? Gee...
 
 Daggerfall? Hehe, riiight. A zillion sqare kilometers of land and a crapload of stats don't make a rpg.
 
 Might&Magic? Wah! A zillion sqare kilometers of land, stats, and a party don't make a rpg either.
 
 Thre are others, and some came close, but PS:Torment is where it's at. This is not a subjective opinion, by the way, this is a fact, and anyone who says different is an icky icky slimy spider.
 
 peace                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on October 10, 2005, 11:50:00 am
                Baah! RPG's can be great after you get past the inevitable boring beginning, but i am most eagerly hoping someone will ever make a modern day Crusader:No remorse sequel.
 
 The very first enemy you see can allready by burned to a crisp by simply opening a valve with super heated gass.
 
 If only i knew how to run it on Windows systems, i could instantley remove some flesh and organs with my UV9 "pulsar" ultraviolet rifle. (Most brutal weapon EVER in ANY game, i kid you not!)                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Starrathiel on October 10, 2005, 01:48:00 pm
                In Reply To #184
 
Lancea posted:

 but PS:Torment is where it's at. This is not a subjective opinion, by the way, this is a fact,

 
 Truly a game that was too innovative for its own good. In
 any case, it is indeed a fact.
 
 You mentioned Gothic II in an early post .. Out of
 curiosity .. is it worth picking up?
 
 *Evil Smirk*
                       

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] MoonMad:P on October 11, 2005, 08:08:00 am
                In Reply To #184
 I probably would've had better to say about it (and agreed with you too) if it weren't for the crash I mentioned (and I've only played it through once and have never been able to finish it because of it). I'm also the type that felt ripped off at Half Life 2 and thought it was ho hum when there are a legion of people who would say "it's where it's at" too.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on October 11, 2005, 01:12:00 pm
                Completed Deus Ex once more.Took the radical approach and nuked the whole place.
 
 Bucle up your seatbelts capitalist assholes, because the world economy is goin bye bye!
 
 *KABOOM!!*
 
                       

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Grendel8101 on October 11, 2005, 08:25:00 pm
                Some bargain bin classics:
 
 Anachronox- Decent gameplay so far, interesting story.  Very pixelated (I'm so spoiled what with modern graphics and whatnot).  Only problem?  Turn based combat.  Still, I'm trying.
 
 System Shock 2- Installing now...
 
 Blood Omen 2- So far I'm diggin it, but the controls are craptacular; I can't stand not being able to strafe.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on October 13, 2005, 08:31:00 am
                Fired up KOTOR for one final and ultimate DS character.
 This time, Carth WILL die!
 
 I just want to see that infamous last scéne...
 
 BITCHES!!                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Year_of_the_Scarab on October 13, 2005, 02:05:00 pm
                In Reply To #186
 
 Gothic? Love it or leave it, I'd say. It feels as large as Morrowind, but has way more character and content. If you've played part 1 then the sequel is more of (exactly) the same. If you haven't played the first, then here's the short of it:
 
 The beginning is frustrating, the ending is boring.
 
 The largest, middle part though is a surprisingly open-ended and all in all good game. The freedom is mostly smoke and mirrors, but you hardly notice it on the first playthrough (not that you'd be very likely to play it more than once).
 
 By no means a character driven story - the NPCs come off as bealieveable and act realistically, for a fantasy setting at least, but are easily forgotten. And there's a *lot* of them, too.
 
 Subjective opinion - if you'll like it, you'll probably love it. If you won't then you'll hate it. That make sense?
 
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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Starrathiel on October 13, 2005, 02:50:00 pm
                In Reply To #190
 Greetings,
 
 You do not need to run a Dark Side character to get the
 Dark Side ending. Besides, Carth's stuttering desperation
 becomes more amusing when you tease the blathering idiot
 along for the entire game just to turn on him at the end.
 Just like his former admiral friend.
 
 In Reply To #191
 Greetings,
 
 That made perfect sense  .. thank you. I have not run
 through the first installment so I will probably pick it
 up and try out the second installment.
 
 *Evil Smirk*
                       

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Skinweaver on October 13, 2005, 03:06:00 pm
                In Reply To #192
 
 Exactly. All the more fun that way.
 Destroying him utterly first emotionally through betrayal and then physically through a saberslice.
 Ahh... the feeling is certainly something special!
 The blaster rifle comparsion during one of the semi flirtatious chats is kind of funny.
 
 Gothic 2, yes.
 I have it but I haven't gotten around playing it.
 I can't really afford getting sucked into yet another RPG...                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on October 13, 2005, 05:02:00 pm
                In Reply To #192 and 193
 
 But what is worse: Killing the poor fella yourself or not even staining your royal hands and letting Darth Pigtails do the job?
                       

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] quiller5840388 on October 13, 2005, 05:19:00 pm
                I've not played up to that point with a female character in KOTOR yet.  With a male character I thought the interesting bit was with Zaalbar and Mission.  "You won't kill her, fine I'll do it myself."  Such a slaughter there, there were several characters I thought might join with me, but nope.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Starrathiel on October 13, 2005, 05:33:00 pm
                In Reply To #194
 Greetings,
 
 Ah, the universal question. Most of the times the only
 appropiate way of course is to do it yourself, just to
 experience the satisfaction that his his destruction by
 your hands is complete. But since the game conveniently
 anticipates this dilemma by autosaving just after you
 defeat Malak, you can experience it both ways.
 
 And there is a certain irony to let Darth Bastilla do it
 after he foolishly spent so much effort in her rescue.
 
 In Reply To #195
 
quiller posted:

 "You won't kill her, fine I'll do it myself."

 
 Get the second level of Force Persuade, and you can
 succesfully force Zaalbar to murder Mission. And he does
 not even realize that he is forced to. So .. typical ..
 well . you know. It is .. most interesting.. that he will
 murder his best friend because he cannot escape the oath he
 swore to you. And it keeps the pet dog around as your
 personal blaster carrier during the final mission .. if you
 would wish it.
 
 *Evil Smirk*
                       

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Nagloper on October 17, 2005, 07:11:00 pm
                Fahrenheit, already completed it and don't wish to play it anymore. Been thinking about Guild Wars, anyone know if it's any good?
                       

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Signothorn on October 17, 2005, 09:53:00 pm
                In Reply To #197
 
 I started playing C&C Generals Zero Hour again. I just felt like playing a good RTS after seeing promos for Earth 2160.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] quiller5840388 on October 17, 2005, 10:21:00 pm
                I've been playing Baldur's Gate 2 again on my PC, however since I don't concentrate on any one character I'm not making huge amounts of progress, though I did finally kill big Red for the first time.
 
 I picked up some used games for my PS2: Gladius, Maximo and Dragon Quarter: Breath of Fire.  None of them have really captured me, though.  
 
 Maximo has its charms but the music choice is distracting to me, I suppose it is the classic theme, but to me it feels too much like the Disney haunted house or some Looney Tunes song.  The camera is absolutely atrocious as well, sometimes I'm forced to stand in one place for 30 seconds while I wait for it to shift the camera view.
 
 I've not really seen enough of Dragon Quarter to judge it, but at least the beginning feels like it could use a personality transplant.  Some interesting mechanics, but overall it seems to be at a pretty high difficulty level and it seems like you can run out of resources pretty quickly, with restocking requiring a long trip through many empty levels back to town.  Not particularly polished, I guess.
 
 Gladius is pretty good for what it is, but it looks like it is going to require lots of repetitive gameplay to accomplish much.  The only cheap items are shields which break fairly quickly.  Higher level skills seem to require more button work to accomplish.  All in all, it kind of looks like work to me...                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Javokis on October 17, 2005, 11:59:00 pm
                I might give Harvest Moon a try. It's the new one that came out on game cube.
 
 PS
 
 Is it just me or are these flash adds getting more annoying? I sometimes wonder if they are related to the forum bugs.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] quiller5840388 on October 18, 2005, 08:19:00 am
                In Reply To #200
 I've played the one that came out on PS2 and it definitely has a certain charm to it. I play when I'm in a certain mood (usually an unambitious mood actually, you finish one ending and you end with pretty much everything at the start of the next run-through so I am pretty darn rich and could probably get by just harvesting stuff to give as gifts.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Nagloper on October 18, 2005, 10:05:00 pm
                I've resorted to testing the demo of Fifa 06 Manager. Soccer is for me probably the only thing in the world that could make a boring manager game so interesting.
 
 F.E.A.R. seems to be quite popular but I dunno, the demo didn't seem particularily special. I'm kinda waiting for Vietcong 2, the first part had a nice storyline, nice missions and proper swearing by the voice actors. happy  Oh yea and great multiplayer.
 
 Oblivion is another one that might be good, have never played Morrowind.
                       

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Broken_Noah on October 19, 2005, 02:00:00 am
                Started playing Ultimate Spider-man and it stutters like hell. I really shouldn't be surprised anymore since the publisher is Activision which also handled the publishing reigns for Bloodlines and we all know how much QA they did and how little they supported it afterwards.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on October 19, 2005, 04:27:00 am
                BloodRayne
 
 "sluuurrrp"-"ahhhhh"-"mmmmmm"-"moan"
 
 Her feeding style never get's old.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] dalver on October 19, 2005, 06:29:00 am
                Beyond Good & Evil! Finally figured out a way to make the cutscenes NOT lag anymore. That's by playing on 800x600 resolution... What? I've got an old machine and it can't handle stuff like that. And that's also the reason why we all love computers - because it runs the graphics monster Bloodlines smooth as lacey underwear on ultra-high resolutions, but 3year old BGE lags...
 
 Anyway, my point was that I've started replaying Beyond Good & Evil and it is absolutely fantastic!
 
 Finished X-Men Legends 2, using a great team: Cyclops, Jean Grey, Gambit and Wolverine. One's strength covered anothers weakness and they made a good all-round team. Now I've unlocked some hidden characters and started replaying it on HARD with: Professor X, Deadpool, Wolverine and Iron Man. Not as good a team as my original one, but they make do. Deadpool is a blast, btw!                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] quiller5840388 on October 19, 2005, 06:07:00 pm
                In Reply To #205
 Yea!  Another BG&E convert!  I bought that game and then bought another copy of it for my sister, as Jade has to be the best female role-model in gaming.  Really tight story, lots to do.  The only thing I dislike about it was when I finished it I didn't have a higher difficulty mode to try playing it in again.  I eventually started up another game, this time in French, but I got distracted by other games.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on October 19, 2005, 07:13:00 pm
                In Reply To #206
 Got it on Gamecube. In Dutch.
 
 Still, the acting works suprisingley well once you are used to it.
 
 And then there is that completeley unique soundtrack.
 
 and "CARLSON AND PEETERS!!!"
 
 and all kinds of pretty jellyfish
 
 Someone was smoking good stuff wile making this game.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] quiller5840388 on October 19, 2005, 11:19:00 pm
                In Reply To #207
 Yeah, I've got the soundtrack files here at my computer at work.  Some great tunes there.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Grendel8101 on October 20, 2005, 01:34:00 am
                God damn it, I love System Shock 2.  The only problem is it has me wound up so tight I find myself listening for Hybrids even when I've had the game turned off for awhile.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Nagloper on October 23, 2005, 07:53:00 am
                Completed Mafia, that game was great although three years old and somewhat similar to Hidden & Dangerous, another game by the czech-boys.
 
 Man, Mafia had (and still has) ambiance, great music, smooth graphics that look good even today especially with the settings on high, great research done on the era and subject (1930's gangsters, cars, buildings etc.) The firefights in this game were excellent, plus the driving part was also more than adequate. I'm just completely lost for words with this game, I remember playing the demo in 2003 but didn't buy the game, was busy back then or something.
 
 Mafia completely wipes the floor with Fahrenheit, a supposedly new game with crappy system. I will never lay my hands on such crap, converted directly from console to computer, what scheisse it was. Good music though, Badalamenti.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] only_entropy_exists on October 25, 2005, 03:43:00 pm
                In Reply To #203
 
Zoe posted:

 Started playing Ultimate Spider-man and it stutters like hell. I really shouldn't be surprised anymore since the publisher is Activision which also handled the publishing reigns for Bloodlines and we all know how much QA they did and how little they supported it afterwards.

 
 I just started playing Ultimate Spider-man as well and I must say, so far it's smooth sailing.  I'm pretty impressed overall, and the game hasn't given me one hickup yet.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on October 25, 2005, 03:49:00 pm
                Just finished KOTOR yet another time.
 
 Bastila is so cute when melts and says she loves you too.
 
 But before redeeming her, i allso got the infamous "Lover and apprentice" line. :-)                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] TheVampireDante on October 25, 2005, 04:47:00 pm
                In Reply To #212
 Black and White 2
 Morrowind
 Unreal Tournament 2004
 Farcry
                       

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] GoGsatan on October 27, 2005, 12:10:00 pm
                In Reply To #1
 
 icewind dale...
                       

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] MoonMad:P on October 28, 2005, 11:39:00 am
                Medal of Honor:Pacific Assault.
 
 In Reply to #213
 
 What's Black & White 2 like - It felt like I wasted my money with the first one.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Skinweaver on October 28, 2005, 11:54:00 am
               
 Currently playing:
 
 Bloodlines with a new Tremere. The Ventrue became boring...
 Going to challenge a few friends to a game of AvP2 later.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Nagloper on October 28, 2005, 01:02:00 pm
                GTA - San Andreas. Bit too comic book - like although I've gathered that there is a lot to do.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on October 28, 2005, 01:29:00 pm
                Right now, i'm searching for planescape:torment
 But i will only buy it new and from a store.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] quiller5840388 on October 28, 2005, 04:40:00 pm
                In Reply To #218
 I'd check the more discount store types.  Walmart, Target, etc.  They seem to carry a larger number of the cheap old games packages in my experience.  (Though there was a Gamespot I was at that had a rather large PC games collection, I scored a $3.99 copy of Grim Fandango there.)                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Offkorn on October 28, 2005, 08:18:00 pm
                Was in the City of Villains Beta, was quite impressed, and am going to start the full game tomorrow when my pre-order activates.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Grendel8101 on October 28, 2005, 08:43:00 pm
                Just finished playing the Lost Coast tech demo for Half-Life 2.  Real purdy.  Here's some screens.
 
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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] TheVampireDante on October 28, 2005, 08:46:00 pm
                In Reply To #221
 EDIT: Nevermind, you fixed it.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] BradVanDam49218952 on October 28, 2005, 09:18:00 pm
                I am playing Vampire Bloodlines and Psychonauts.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] MoonMad:P on October 29, 2005, 06:35:00 am
                In Reply To #218
 I got my copy new from Ebay - some private shops sell their games there because they can't get rid of them in their local area.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Nagloper on October 29, 2005, 05:23:00 pm
                GTA has turned out to be kinda childish and unrealistic for my taste although the game is huge and obviously takes a long time to play through. It's also kind of repetitive. Sad because it had potential, isn't it irritating how some games come so close to being great and then in the end just fail to reach that greatness or even turn out be really bad? But they have enough good qualities that you cant really criticise them and you have to play the game anyway? That's irritating. grin
 
 GTA could have been great had they cut down on the amount of missions and focused on quality instead of quantity. Some of the graphics and settings in the game are great, I could easily imagine a more realistic, down to earth kind of game in that setting, a bit like that tv-show "The Wire" if that rings any bells. You could develop a ghetto character in a kind of rpg-way, focus on smooth talking, gangsta-skills or maybe something else. Plus, not so much driving, it aint that amazing.
 
 Music and voice acting is cool in GTA, I'm a big fan of early Cypress Hill and Ice Cube etc.
                       

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Offkorn on October 29, 2005, 05:39:00 pm
                In Reply To #225
 
Nagloper posted:

 GTA has turned out to be kinda childish and unrealistic for my taste although the game is huge and obviously takes a long time to play through. It's also kind of repetitive. Sad because it had potential, isn't it irritating how some games come so close to being great and then in the end just fail to reach that greatness or even turn out be really bad? But they have enough good qualities that you cant really criticise them and you have to play the game anyway? That's irritating. grin
 
 GTA could have been great had they cut down on the amount of missions and focused on quality instead of quantity. Some of the graphics and settings in the game are great, I could easily imagine a more realistic, down to earth kind of game in that setting, a bit like that tv-show "The Wire" if that rings any bells. You could develop a ghetto character in a kind of rpg-way, focus on smooth talking, gangsta-skills or maybe something else. Plus, not so much driving, it aint that amazing.
 
 Music and voice acting is cool in GTA, I'm a big fan of early Cypress Hill and Ice Cube etc.
 

 
 Which GTA? There are more than 5.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Nagloper on October 29, 2005, 05:55:00 pm
                In Reply To #226
 
 San Andreas, haven't played the other ones.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] MoonMad:P on October 30, 2005, 12:02:00 am
                In Reply To #225
 
Nagloper posted:

 GTA has turned out to be kinda childish and unrealistic for my taste although the game is huge and obviously takes a long time to play through. It's also kind of repetitive. Sad because it had potential, isn't it irritating how some games come so close to being great and then in the end just fail to reach that greatness or even turn out be really bad? But they have enough good qualities that you cant really criticise them and you have to play the game anyway? That's irritating. grin
 
 GTA could have been great had they cut down on the amount of missions and focused on quality instead of quantity. Some of the graphics and settings in the game are great, I could easily imagine a more realistic, down to earth kind of game in that setting, a bit like that tv-show "The Wire" if that rings any bells. You could develop a ghetto character in a kind of rpg-way, focus on smooth talking, gangsta-skills or maybe something else. Plus, not so much driving, it aint that amazing.
 
 Music and voice acting is cool in GTA, I'm a big fan of early Cypress Hill and Ice Cube etc.
 

 
 San Andreas was made for console audiences (which explains why it's like that - lots of gameplay maters more than graphics) even though the series started on PC. Also, not much driving in a game titled "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" kind of defeats the purpose of calling it Grand Theft Auto.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Grendel8101 on October 30, 2005, 01:58:00 am
                In Reply To #225
 I got bored with San Andreas when the game forced me to learn how to fly (which was a major headache).  I haven't played since.  I loved GTA 3 and Vice City, though.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] TheVampireDante on October 30, 2005, 01:22:00 am
                In Reply To #229
 Same here, I still play both.
 
 (I wish they had included motorbikes in 3 though).
 
 playing through Soul Reaver 1,2 and defience now, in order.
 
 And Primal as well.
 
 as well as those in my last post.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Dragonsoul2630094678 on October 30, 2005, 03:02:00 am
                On PC: Silent Hill 2, 3, and 4... The Sims w/all expansions (Looking at Sims2).... Arcanum with the Chrisbedoes expansion..... PS2: Rumble Roses, Resident Evil Outbreak, Samurai Warriors....
 Rumble Roses is too funny at times to be outwardly sexual...
 
 
 <img>http://rds.yahoo.com/S=96062883/K=Rumble+Roses/v=2/SID=e/l=IVS/SIG=13b16h2b3/EXP=1130738193/*-http%3A//ps2media.ign.com/ps2/image/article/5 40/540538/rumble-roses-20040819051104046.jpg</img>
 
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 As you can see....                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Broken_Noah on October 30, 2005, 04:37:00 am
                *Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 - I like FPS WWII games, don't really know why but I do. The integration of the strategical portion of the game in my opinion worked well. I liked the pacing a lot.
 *Full Spectrum Warrior - The interface's a bit clunky IMHO but it's a solid strategy game nonetheless.
 *X-Men Legends 2 - I was once a comic book nut and considering the fact that most games based on comics suck (e.g. Aquaman anyone?), this one is a gem.  
 *Silent Hill 2 & 4 - Getting into the whole Halloween thing right now.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on October 30, 2005, 06:22:00 am
                I'm in the mood for some random destruction on unrealistic enemies, so i think i will get Serious Sam 2 :-)                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Nagloper on October 30, 2005, 06:46:00 am
                In Reply To #228
 
 Oh well, that explains it. I wish they had a little bit more ambition when they converted the console games for PC, like I said GTA SA could have been great with a kind of rpg/gritty/realistic/etc. take on the subject.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] munchies.Trooper on October 30, 2005, 04:00:00 pm
                On the PC FEAR, Bloodlines, NWN with expansions, Sims 2, on the XBox Kotor 1, and Bloodrayne 2.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Grendel8101 on October 30, 2005, 08:00:00 pm
                Just finished System Shock 2 and I have to be the happiest pup in the litter.  Great game.  However I think I'm going to try something that doesn't make me jump every five minutes.  Beyond Good and Evil looks like it's up to the task.
 
 Hey munchies, how's FEAR?                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] BradVanDam49218952 on October 30, 2005, 09:00:00 pm
                In Reply To #236
 

Beyond Good and Evil looks like it's up to the task.

 omg it is fantastic and #5 in my top xbox games ever! its also short so u wont get bored or anything...the after credits part is kinda creepy but the ending is awesome.
                       

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] munchies.Trooper on October 30, 2005, 09:02:00 pm
                In Reply To #236
 I just picked it up yesterday. So far it is pretty kick a$$. They AI in it makes it seem like you are fighting a real person. They game real adapts to your playing sytle. Like if you are going gun happy the AI will make the mobs lay down supression fire why one mob runs in to do hand to hand combat. Also the story line is pretty good so far there are strange things that happen why you are going though the levels. Like there is a level where you have to help a team get though a gate when you get back you hear screaming and just see the remains of the bodies and no mob in sight. I would of got the game when it came out but my job sent me to New Orleans to work for two weeks. I picked it up at wal-mart for $39.99                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Nagloper on November 02, 2005, 02:32:00 pm
                A friend bought City of Heroes and is recommending it. I think it's just multiplayer. According to Gamespot's review Vietcong 2, which I thought I might give a go, isn't all that great so I guess I'll pass on it.
 
 I'm still playing GTA San Andreas, even if it's kinda stupid it kinda grows on you. I also occasionally play Steel Panthers: Modern Battles which is a military strategy game.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Grendel8101 on November 02, 2005, 03:06:00 pm
                Well, Beyond Good and Evil isn't worth the time it takes to install.  The controls are worth shit and the game keeps taking control of the camera, which always pisses me off.  Good-bye.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Shikamaru34073963 on November 02, 2005, 04:23:00 pm
                In Reply To #230
 
The Vampire Dante. posted:

 In Reply To #229
 Same here, I still play both.
 
 (I wish they had included motorbikes in 3 though).
 
 playing through Soul Reaver 1,2 and defience now, in order.
 
 And Primal as well.
 
 as well as those in my last post.

 
 Theres a mod for Vice City to play GTA3: GTA3 missions and plot but with motorbikes and choppers in Liberty City.
 Pay a visit to gtaforums or any other site to know where to download it.
 
 And, agreed, San Andreas gets more boring every time I play it.
 I enjoy myself more installing mods than actually playing the game -so much better having a cool Mustang around than a crappy Sabre-.
 
 Playing now HL2. Pretty cool game by now. Really nice ambientation.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] ItBurns35309321 on November 02, 2005, 05:16:00 pm
                WOOT!  Civilization IV is out!!!!  Guess what I'm gonna be playing as soon as I can lay my grubby little hand on a copy.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Signothorn on November 02, 2005, 07:33:00 pm
                In Reply To #242
 
 I just ordered Evil Dead: Regeneration and Call of Duty 2 for PC. Next day air delivery can't come quick enough!!!!                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] only_entropy_exists on November 02, 2005, 07:35:00 pm
                In Reply To #243
 
 Eh, war games.
 Never had a thing for them.
 Fantasy war games on the other hand, that's a bit of a different story.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Signothorn on November 02, 2005, 08:24:00 pm
                In Reply To #244
 
 Actually, the Call of Duty games are the only "realistic" war games I really like. I actually like C&C Renegade MP better than any FPS.
 
 I'm a huge Evil Dead fan and this game has hade some really good reviews and looks pretty cool, I'm looking forward to it.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] MooCHa2 on November 02, 2005, 09:08:00 pm
                In Reply To #245
 
 I think that game can go onto my Xmas stocking list happy
 
 Yeah, Evil dead Trilogy is pretty good, I only Felt a little let down by the Third Movie.
 
 Anyway, Thanks for mentioning the game, I had forgot all about it
 
                       

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Wolfie41518486 on November 03, 2005, 01:55:00 am
                I just finished playing Redemption. I like all different diciplines you get and the diablerie. The story is bit too linear for me and the guns are almost useless compare to Bloodlines.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] MoonMad:P on November 03, 2005, 06:15:00 am
                In Reply To #243
 
Signothorn posted:

 ...Call of Duty 2 for PC...

 
 I've just finished installing my copy, hope it's as good as the first and MOH:PA. I have a day off tomorrow so guess what I'll spend all day playing.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Nagloper on November 04, 2005, 09:20:00 am
                I've been playing Urban Dead, its a browser-based massively multiplayer. Nothing special, just a fun game.
 
 http://www.urbandead.com/
 
 Here's a map if you start playing, makes it (supposedly) easier to find the safehouses etc.
 
 http://www.jonathanfletcher.f2s.com/urbandead/mapping.php
 
 The game is made by some Laser Squad Nemesis - people, Laser Squad, if there is one game that seriously rattles my nostalgia bone, it has to be Laser Squad.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] RomanK28488471 on November 06, 2005, 05:46:00 am
                I'm playing Pirates of the Caribbean at the moment. For those familiar with Sea Dogs, this is the sequel, which just used the name of the movie to sell itself better.
 
 I own the original, Russian version, made by the Russian company Akella, and I must say that with the community patch this game is quite amazing. Especially the storms, and naval combat in a storm is truly a beautiful thing.
 
 The English version, published by Bethesda, has little in the way of support. The only real drawback of the game is that the controls are a mess, and the interface could be much better. The Russian version's community patch fixes all that, and all the bugs that could be found.
 
 So, if you don't know Russian, then tough luck for you, I'm afraid. The game is still very much playable, though the learning curve is not a nice one. A very good game suffering from Bethesda's lack of care.
 
 If you do know Russian, then get your hands on the Russian version.
 
 I now also have The Sting. If anyone is familiar with an old game called The Clue, then this will not be much of a change. You play a burglar. You plan the crimes to the tiniest details, which I like. Good fun, as games go.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] TheVampireDante on November 06, 2005, 08:00:00 am
                In Reply To #250
 F.E.A.R
 This is one cool game...
 
 Guild wars
 decided to get back into the multiplayer spirit.
 
 Morrowind
 Game never leaves my HD.
 
 Unreal 2004
 For the hell of it.
 
 Black & White 2
 Funny                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] WizardofThay14308189 on November 06, 2005, 08:50:00 am
                currently playing Baldurs gate 1 (in the BG2 engine) to finally wipe the taint on x-box rpgs from my soul. vampire bloodlines again and after a hard days work Postal2.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on November 06, 2005, 10:19:00 am
                Giving in to the Diablo2 addiction again.
 Now i have a Sorceress named "Swooshy" who uses a very special runed staff crafted to add nine skill points to Inferno.
 
 Quite a boost!                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Offkorn on November 06, 2005, 10:25:00 am
                Finally got the reatil copy of City of Villains yesterday. Awsome, awsome game.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] MooCHa2 on November 06, 2005, 12:43:00 pm
                In Reply To #252
 
 You played with the postal 2 mods? If not you need to get your hands on them.
 
 It enable's all the npc's to attack each other, use Weapons of mass destruction on you(just watch the lag though, when you or they use the wmd lol).and a few more things added too.
 
 Definately worth checking out.
 
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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Grendel8101 on November 06, 2005, 01:30:00 pm
                I've been fairly dissappointed with the games I've played lately.
 
 Despite an earlier rant against it, I was enjoying Beyond Good and Evil until the final Boss fight, which is just plain frustrating, to the point where I quit playing and vowed to never play again.
 
 Tried Mafia, but the car controls are completely unresponsive.
 
 I tried a hl2 mod called Eclipse, which had a cool concept, however, combat absolutely sucks.  If you see an enemy, you have to look around for a rock, target it, pick it up, charge it, and throw it at you enemy, who by that time has already killed you.  No direct offensive attacks.  So, so lame.
 
 I'm going to try Thief: Deadly Shadows and hopefully not be dissappointed.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] quiller5840388 on November 06, 2005, 03:16:00 pm
                In Reply To #249
 Hey, another Urban Dead player!  I've been playing that and <link url="www.kingdomofloathing.com">Kingdom of Loathing</link> for a while now.  Kingdom of Loathing is a browser based MMORPG, kind-of.  It is also quite amusing funny.  Sample page text:
 
 Combat!
 You are fighting a Possibility Giant
 You are confronted by an enemy who seems to change size and shape constantly, flickering as you stare at him. You're not at all sure what he/it is. He's definitely a giant, though. No, he isn't. Yes, he is. Wait . . . Let's just say he might be.
 
 You get the Jump On him
 Attack with your Stolen Accordion?
 Moxious Maneuver?
 Use an Item? (drop down including: baseball, cast and Mob Penguin Cellphone)
 Select a Skill? (As a 12th level Disco Bandit I can choose from Disco Eye Poke, Disco Dance of Doom, Disco Dance II: Electric Boogaloo or Disco Face Stab)
 Run away?
 
 Kind of like the Airplane! movies it throws so many jokes out there hopefully a few stick.  Of course, I may need to run away here as the Stolen Accordion is no weapon to be using against the Possibility Giant, I'm armed with it because I'm trying to get by the three stone mariachi...                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] BradVanDam49218952 on November 06, 2005, 08:34:00 pm
                Anyone else have a problem of not gettign interested in games? most games i play i will get bored in about 10 - 30 minutes and quit the game...                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Grendel8101 on November 06, 2005, 08:38:00 pm
                In Reply To #258
 BradVanDam said:
 <orange>Anyone else have a problem of not gettign interested in games?</orange>
 
 No.
                       

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Broken_Noah on November 07, 2005, 07:36:00 am
                In Reply To #259
 Not really.
 
 By the way, Grendel I was looking at your sig and is it just me or are the dark shades around the eyes resemeble a crow/ravens' head, was that intentional? I think it's cool regardless.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Grendel8101 on November 07, 2005, 08:23:00 am
                In Reply To #260
 I'm not actually the artist of those eyes, I stole them from the White Wolf site.  They're the Requiem Gangrel clan symbol, slightly modified.
 
 That's right.  I'm a complete fake.  But the eyes looked cool.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Vongetta on November 07, 2005, 09:45:00 am
                Has anyone tried F.E.A.R yet? I saw it in the stores and am tempted to buy it.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] munchies.Trooper on November 07, 2005, 10:04:00 am
                In Reply To #262
 I am currently playing it. It is a fun game. I would recomend it.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Wolfie41518486 on November 07, 2005, 08:50:00 pm
                Currently playing Morrowind Elder Scrolls III. It looks like this might take a while considering the amount walking I am doing. What can I say? I am too cheap to pay to travel, lol.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] quiller5840388 on November 07, 2005, 09:35:00 pm
                In Reply To #264
 Morrowind is not what you call a short game.  Cheapest way to travel other than walking/running/swimming is to join the Mage's guild and use their teleports.  And the more you run, the more your athletics goes up, the longer you can keep running (and I think the faster you run).  Just don't let your fatigue drop too low or when you have an encounter you will get hit once and drop to the ground.  (I'm fond of running for a while, then sneaking while my fatigue bar refills, then running again, that way you are always working on a skill (though I think you only get points towards sneaking if there is something that could actually detect you in the area)).
 
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 In Reply To #262
 There's a demo out for it, you might want to give it a play-through.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Wolfie41518486 on November 07, 2005, 10:27:00 pm
                In Reply To #265
 
 Another good aspect of walking around is you get practice you marksmanship in the local wildlife.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Skinweaver on November 08, 2005, 12:19:00 am
                In Reply To #266
 
 Just don't hurt the Scrib!                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Signothorn on November 08, 2005, 12:23:00 am
                In Reply To #267
 
 I just started playing Call of Duty 2. It plays alot like the first, non-stop action with great open enviromnents. I'm not usually into war games but overall I'd have to say it's pretty good.
 
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 In Reply To #268
 
 I threw in Evil Dead:Regeneration just now. I won't be too critical of it. First off, the designers had to have been true fans of the films. The game's atmosphere is more like Evil Dead 2 than Army of Darkness in the spook factor. Bruce's lines are great and makes you feel like watching an Evil Dead film, to a point.
 
 This is a budget title and since they are based on low-budget films, I don't mind much at all. The only downside in game play is the camera angles. The control buttons can be selected at the game's start but the character is sometimes hard to control. Thankfully, there is a targetting button to help with aiming when you can't control Ash very well. The graphics are surprisingly good for an Evil Dead game and so far it's pretty fun. The only other thing I don't really favor in the game are the saving points. You don't have the ability to save the game whenever you wish but have to find saving points which are few and far between. This means if you do die in the game, you have to go back to where you were maybe 10 minutes ago. Uggh.
 
 Otherwise, I'd have to recommend the game if you are an Evil Dead fan. If you haven't seen the films then go rent them, what are you thinking? It's Bruce fucking Campbell!                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] quiller5840388 on November 08, 2005, 07:32:00 am
                In Reply To #267
 Unless you are on the gather scrib jelly for components mission, like my character.  What I had to learn was that while scary looking, most Netches are not out to get you.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Broken_Noah on November 08, 2005, 08:37:00 am
                Still playing X-Men Legends II, my team consisting of Nightcrawler, Wolverine, Iceman, and Sunfire.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] dalver on November 08, 2005, 12:08:00 pm
                In Reply To #270
 
 I used the deathdealer team of Cyclops (for his Leadership bonus), Jean Grey (can push and lift up massive objects and is a flier), Wolverine (massive damage) and Gambit on my first playthrough. Worked perfect!
 
 Am now on my second, using Deadpool (best one-liners in the game), Professor X, Ironman (but I frequently swap him out for Bishop because Bishop is cooler) and Nightcrawler. Also a mean group.
 
 And for the rest of you people. I've seen that a demo is out. Download it now! And to paraphrase your beloved governor Ah'nuld: "or I'll break your arm!"
 
 In Reply To #Vongetta
 
 If you got freaked by Grouts Mansion you shouldn't buy FEAR straight off. Download the demo first. It freaked me out... but that's not why I don't buy it. I don't buy it because the demo bored me to tears. It had a very boring level design had only green and grey colors and the gameplay pretty much sucked. So I'll wait til it comes to the bargain bin and pay 5 dollars for it (max).                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] ItBurns35309321 on November 08, 2005, 01:33:00 pm
                Woot!  I'm playing Civilization IV!!!  It takes some getting used to so far it feels less epic than Civ 3 and I'm anoyed at a bug that makes my PC reboot when I complete certain Wonders (not all of them just a certain few).  
 
 As I said the game feels less epic and more of a game.  You are virtually guarenteed to have all the strategic resourses nearby which is less frustrating but also less realistic.  Being able to close borders to keep out wandering settlers from other nations is nice.  Trade routes are back to earlier versions and combat units now only have one factor instead of a defence and offence.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Nagloper on November 08, 2005, 05:11:00 pm
                In Reply To #256
 
 Strange, worked well with me. However, I've had trouble with the 'mouse view' of GTA especially when driving. Don't know how to disable it.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] quiller5840388 on November 08, 2005, 05:45:00 pm
                In Reply To #272
 You know the bit about having just one rating is something I really like about what I've heard of Civ IV.  I haven't seen it in action, but when you were dealing with armies, it never made sense that cavalry was so strong when they were moving, but so weak when someone was moving into their area.  I prefer situational modifiers: cavalry stronger in the plains, infantry stronger when in forts or cities, pikes strong against horses, etc.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] ItBurns35309321 on November 08, 2005, 06:56:00 pm
                In Reply To #274
 Then you'll love the new units - not only do certain units have specific inherint bonuses (spear units have a bonus against calvary, axe units have a bonus against other melee, bowman get a free first strike in defence, etc) but as units level they have bonus options to make them even more different.  You can chooses bonuses to attack city's or bonuses to defend in woods and hills or a medic bonus to other units in stacks among many others.  
 
 The game has been tweaked in many small ways.  For instance the galley unit can't even go to deep ocean, it MUST hug the coast.  There are no dead in upgrade paths for military units, even calvary can be upgraded to helicopter units (act like land units except lower terrin costs for movement and are vulnerable to SAMs).  The combat part has been improved IMO and things like wild animals that come out to eat your engineer units are fun but others make Civ 4 more of a game and less of a simulation.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] REX46252087 on November 08, 2005, 07:41:00 pm
                Hey, if anybody is curious 'bout what I've been playing (on PC), here it goes:
 
 GTA- San Andreas:
 The best of the GTA saga.
 
 Max Payne 2:
 Really cool. Much better than the first one. Nice story.
 
 Half-Life 2:
 Great game, but somehow I had more fun playing the first one, which in my opinion is the best game ever made along with Deus-EX.
 
 James Bond-007-Nightfire:
 Not as good as I thought, but still O.K.
 
 Ghost Recon & The Sum of All Fears:
 These two games are damn good and were made by the same company who developed Rainbow Six:Rogue Spear and I prefer this one, which in my opinion is still the best Strategic-First-Person-Shooter out there.
 
 NFS Porsche & NFS Undergorund 2:
 I have these two always installed. They're just fun to play.
 
 VAMPIRE: The Masquerade- Redemption:
 I still haven't finished it. Great game. Great Atmosphere.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] TheVampireDante on November 08, 2005, 09:57:00 pm
                In Reply To #276
 
REX posted:

 GTA- San Andreas:
 The best of the GTA saga.
 

 
 You have to be fucking joking, it was awful.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] quiller5840388 on November 08, 2005, 11:22:00 pm
                In Reply To #277
 Nope, I have to agree with him, it is the best of them.  I don't care for a lot of the music and such, but it has a lot of feature improvements over its' predecessors, great renditions of the various cities and a huge variety of different activities and missions.  I've done pimp missions, lowrider contests, parachuted off of mountains, taken over gang territory, scared a guy into talking by driving around with him tied to the hood of a car, taken girls on dates and best of all: WATER DOESN'T KILL YOU ANYMORE!!!!
 
 And if you want to see what the LA Observatory is like, don't look in Bloodlines, look in GTA:SA.  At least as far as appearance and the approach by car (Everything is squished together and rearranged geographically in the game, of course.)
 
 And once you are out of Los Santos, you have a lot less Boyz in the Hood stuff and it is more varied in gangs and such.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Grendel8101 on November 08, 2005, 11:40:00 pm
                In Reply To #278
 While everyone has an opinion, I have to agree with Dante.  However, I was enjoying San Andreas for awhile, and then they saddled me with the aggravating Learn To Fly missions, which have been the hardest boss battles I have ever tried to conquer.
 
 Plus the world was just so friggin big.  I was just intimidated and kind of lost, the same problem I had with Morrowind.
 
 [Update]
 After reading my posts regarding Beyond Good and Evil, I realized I was being a whiny little bitch, so I went back and beat the final boss with almost no problems.  As with all boss battles, I have to step away from the game and get rid of all the tension.  After that it was cake.
 
 I'm currently playing Thief: Deadly Shadows (which I'm digging beyond all measure) and Prince of Persia, which ain't bad.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] quiller5840388 on November 09, 2005, 01:27:00 am
                In Reply To #279
 You do put the landing gear up, right?  That was my big problem with those.  (Well OK, I haven't beaten the real missions yet, but I've done flight school, and I'm sure I could beat the flight missions if I work at them enough, which is not necessarily my opinion with the stupid RC plane mission.)                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] MoonMad:P on November 09, 2005, 03:27:00 am
                In Reply To #279
 <quote by="Grendel's Revenge">
 In Reply To #278
 However, I was enjoying San Andreas for awhile, and then they saddled me with the aggravating Learn To Fly missions, which have been the hardest boss battles I have ever tried to conquer. </quote>
 
 They started to shit me too - same with the final car school mission. 2nd time through it's a bit easier and the VTOL aircraft is a laugh. I have to agree with quiller - the pros outweigh the cons.
 
                       

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Nagloper on November 14, 2005, 05:54:00 am
                I've reached the flight school - missions in GTA SA and they are kinda on the difficult side. Irritating, is there a way to skip them somehow, with cheat or something?
 
 edit. Who-ho, passed the flying school, couple of really irritating missions in there.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Greywaste on November 14, 2005, 06:23:00 am
                An RTS binge right now, AOE 3 and Dawn of War : Winter assault
 
 Dawn of War has to be the most fun I've had playing an RTS ever I think! happy  (Though the AI could use a little tweaking)                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] dalver on November 19, 2005, 07:17:00 am
                Last night was gaming night at a friends place so I tried out some of the games I was interested in.
 
 First was Fable: The gameplay was smooth, the graphics very nice and the artistic value very high. The controls were very simple for all 3 playing styles (magic, archery and melee). It did NOT feel like a port. It felt straight. The story and in-game cinematics were cool. The quests were simple and short. My friend tells me it is a very short game. Like a simplified console RPG ported to the PC... oh wait... (4 out of 5)
 
 Star Wars Battlefront 2: This wasn't my goblet of earl-grey at all. The first one had the SW feel and furious action. This second one didn't. It was plain and bland. Not much more to say about it. (2 out of 5)
 
 The Matrix - Path of Neo: What struck me most was the complete shitness of the graphics. I'm not a graphics person but this looked completely horrendous. Totally unfitting graphics for this kind of game. Overuse and badly use of bump-mapping making everything look like blocks of wood. The controls were even worse. Not as bad as Bloodrayne 2, but pretty close. Playing as Ted... whoever came up with this idea, should get fired. I'm feeling generous because of some introductory levels ripped off from Bruce Lee, Akira Kurosawa and John Woo so (2 out of 5)
 
 Bloodrayne 2: Basically same as Path of Neo. Overuse of bump-mapping and absolutely terror-inducing controls. Only difference is that rayne has juggly tits. Storyline is so wooden and pushed that it feels completely false. And to think these are the guys who made the fantastic Nocturne... oh well. (2 out of 5)
 
 Gun: This was a big joke, the entire game was approx. as big as the Santa Monica hub in Bloodlines. For a free roaming "GTA in the West" game its limited size and the simplicity of the gameplay, makes one wonder why they bothered... stupid and small. I'll give it a 2 for the voice talent, Kris Kristofferson and Lance Henrikssen were those I recognised straight off, I'm sure they have more. (2 out of 5)
 
 Total Overdose: Now this was a fun game. GTA meets Max Payne. The graphics are colorfull and fitting the game it is. The controls are smooth. The animations cool. Many moves to learn and pull off. Fun cinematics and crazy wonderful dialogue. The voice talent is also extremely well done and brings the mexican atmosphere/ambience to life as well as the funky rap/rock mexican music. Definitely a game with an extreme fun-factor. (4 out of 5)
 
 I was pleasantly impressed by Fable and Total Overdose.
 
 PS
 Dante and Nagloper if you could fix your quotes maybe the page gets back to normal. Thanks!                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Sodom40280831 on November 19, 2005, 07:52:00 am
                Well it finally happened. A while ago a friend of mine convinced me to buy the new mmorpg "city of villains". I was never too crazy about the idea of an mmorpg, mostly out of fear of an addiction. But I really love playing it. There's nothing like taking your own unique superpowered villain ou for a little joyride. But seeing as the game isn't all that engrossing, I'm very far removed from addiction (yeah that's what they all say).                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Nagloper on November 19, 2005, 09:09:00 am
                In Reply To #284
 
 I fixed mine.
 
 Still with GTA SA, ezee, one huge game. It's a bit comic-book like but nice and smooth. Gawd daam those flying school missions were irritating. I just got the gimp suit.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] MadCandy39705794 on November 19, 2005, 09:39:00 am
                In Reply To #286
 Yep hate those flying school missions in GTA:SA. There are some really great things about the game and some crap ones like that and zero's missions they really sucked. I reckon GTA 3's my fav.
 
 I'm playing age of empires 3 atm. Just finished the story section, enjoyed it, great graphics, i like the time period it's set in and the home city stuff. Anyone else got it?
 
 Also just bought a nintendo ds so been playing a few games on that, warioware touched, nintendogs, zoo tycoon, it's cool.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Wolfie41518486 on November 19, 2005, 12:44:00 pm
                I don't if anyone could help but I have painted myself in a corner in morrowind. I have hidden all my menus by double clicking on them but I can't get them back. The manual tells you how to hide them but not how to restore them. Anyone run into this problem here?
 
 PS. Sorry if this out of place but I thought I take a chance here.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Grendel8101 on November 19, 2005, 01:35:00 pm
                In Reply To #288
 Have you tried the Morrowind Forums?                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] TheVampireDante on November 19, 2005, 03:56:00 pm
                In Reply To #289
 You go there Grendel? I think the menu thing was a bit of a mistake on the programmers part, not tellinghow to restore them.
 
 there is a console command that hides them, and should bring them back.
 
 Try entering TM into it, might work, does for me.
 (Yep, I`m a Morrowind addict).                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Grendel8101 on November 19, 2005, 05:45:00 pm
                In Reply To #290
 <orange>You go there Grendel? </orange>
 
 I checked in every now and again while I was still playing Morrowind, which wasn't very long.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Greywaste on November 19, 2005, 08:29:00 pm
                In Reply To #288
 
Wolfie posted:

 I don't if anyone could help but I have painted myself in a corner in morrowind. I have hidden all my menus by double clicking on them but I can't get them back. The manual tells you how to hide them but not how to restore them. Anyone run into this problem here?
 
 PS. Sorry if this out of place but I thought I take a chance here.

 
 Double click on each of the relevant HUD icons (minimap to bring up main map, mana/health or fatigue bar will bring up stats, active weapon will bring up inventory and active spell will bring up spell list)                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Signothorn on November 20, 2005, 03:51:00 am
                In Reply To #292I'm having a blast with Evil Dead: Regeneration. With a few tweaks of the controls and a little less mouse sensitivity, the game actually plays pretty well. The dialog is even funnier than Army of Darkness but the game plays more like Evil Dead 2. If you are a fan of the ED series, you should consider picking this one up.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] munchies.Trooper on November 20, 2005, 05:02:00 pm
                Currently playing FEAR still (waiting for new computer to get shipped because mine can't handle it that much any more.) Was thinking of picking up Morrowind next payday (depending on how much I need to set aside for wife xmas gift.) ALthough I have been playing though nwn again.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] BleuSphere on November 20, 2005, 05:32:00 pm
                Currently playing:
 Civ IV
 R:TW
 
 [added Nov 20 2005 12:33PM]
 
 In Reply To #295
 Yes, my name is bolded!!! The curse continues...                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] TheVampireDante on November 20, 2005, 05:55:00 pm
                In Reply To #295
 Morrowind
 Bloodlines (occasionally)
 F.E.A.R (damn good game)
 Path of Neo (can`t rate it yet, not that far)
 Guild Wars
 Unreal Tournament 2004
 Resident Evil (Gamecube remake).
 
 
 Eh, Tony? What curse?                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] BleuSphere on November 20, 2005, 06:11:00 pm
                In Reply To #296
 The curse of the bolded name.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] TheVampireDante on November 20, 2005, 06:34:00 pm
                In Reply To #297
 ah, I see. (I think....?)                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] BleuSphere on November 20, 2005, 06:55:00 pm
                In Reply To #298
 My name, Tony, to the left there, it's bolded. Compare it to yours.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] TheVampireDante on November 20, 2005, 08:27:00 pm
                In Reply To #299
 I know, was messing with you man.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] dalver on November 21, 2005, 12:27:00 am
                I felt GTA 3 and Vice City were *games* San Andreas much like Morrowind loses itself in the details. I can't get home from work and start up GTA SA or Morrowind to enjoy a cool mission intro and some nifty gameplay - I must first do 30 different things like eating and shitting (ingame) or in the case of Morrowind creating new spells and armor, before even thinking of opening the door. Which takes too much time and detracts from the adventuring part of the game. Of course that type of things (read micro-management) appeal to certain people. Though not to me... or maybe if they were the ONLY games I played.
 
 Vice City was perfectly balanced in that regard. Good story and little micromanagement without losing itself in it.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on November 21, 2005, 06:49:00 am
                Bloodlines forever!
 
 Just did the Cammy ending as a "typical Ventrue asshole" who mostly exelled at pissing Anarchs off and munching on perfumed necks. As allways without any "game overs".
 
 Still, I think fortitude is a little underpowered. Presence is a better defence skill.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Nagloper on November 21, 2005, 07:57:00 am
                In Reply To #301
 
 I see your point, and it's a good point. However, GTA SA manages to keep the micromanagent issues at a pretty low level although all the driving shite is a bit monotonous every now and then. I only eat when I'm wounded and need to boost up my health, eating is not required. Sometimes I go and buy weapons but usually one can go pretty far by snatching weapons from the dead crooks and police.
 
 My problem with GTA SA is that it is quite sprawling with the different missions and that it is quite difficult to figure out how to play the game through and get the maximum out of it. Thank god for walkthroughs, heh heh.
 
 Micromanagement can sometimes be more interesting than the game itself. I sometimes feel that one can play these linear mock-rpg-games through using 'über-fps-skillz' using no armour and just a wet sponge to wipe out all the enemies. I am yet to find a computer rpg that actually feels like an rpg and doesn't get lost with graphics, sounds etc. If I wanna see graphics and sounds I go watch a movie, or better yet take a walk in the woods.
 
 Phew, rant over.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] MoonMad:P on November 22, 2005, 01:56:00 am
                In Reply To #303
 
Nagloper posted:

 In Reply To #301
 I only eat when I'm wounded and need to boost up my health, eating is not required.

 
 You must get wounded a fair bit then - Though I haven't let it get way out of hand, CJ's stomach grumbles after a while and your strength decreases. Don't know if it would kill you once you're out of muscle though.
 
 
 I'm playing Theme Hospital at the moment.
 
 Anyone know how far along those guys that were going to fix KOTOR2 are?                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] akasha'sservant on November 22, 2005, 12:24:00 pm
                I'm playing Bloodlines. Just got the game in late October. What a great game.
 
 High Heat Major League Baseball 2004 with 2005 rosters. Haven't played since I got Bloodlines.
 
 Was playing Bloodrayne, but haven't loaded it on my new pc yet
                       

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Offkorn on November 22, 2005, 01:02:00 pm
                Playing Magna Carta, and will be trying out Fable soon.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Nagloper on November 22, 2005, 04:05:00 pm
                In Reply To #304
 
 Well I play through the missions pretty fast so if I get wounded I go eat and then on to the next mission. I think the fat burns off first and then your character starts to lose strength, I have a little bit of fat almost all the time so the strenght doesn't deplete.
 
 I've been thinking about fattening up C.J. to a real phat mofo but haven't yet gotten around. grin                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Grendel8101 on November 23, 2005, 09:53:00 am
                Just finished Prince of Persia.  Shit camera and occasionally confusing controls.  Cool puzzles.  Interesting story.  Combat was difficult at first, then once I got the hang of it, it became really satisfying to blow through the enemies.  The last boss battle wasn't even challenging, however.  Overall I liked it.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] wretch51030781 on November 23, 2005, 05:14:00 pm
                In Reply To #1
 
 1. bloodlines (may never finish this one due to bugs stuck in temple and trying to use the console locks up the game tight *sighs* it truly irritates me because I also have two other games going but what's the point if I can't finish them)
 2. KOTOR
 3. KOTOR 2
 
 I love the NPC interactions in these games I played the light side now I'm switching.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Grendel8101 on November 23, 2005, 07:42:00 pm
                In Reply To #309
 Open and close the console using only the tilde (~) key.  Don't click the close button.  It's bugged.
 
 Reloading also sometimes fixes that barred door bug, but I find it's much quicker to noclip through it.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] wretch51030781 on November 24, 2005, 01:28:00 am
                In Reply To #310
 
 
 So that's why it locks up my game? Sheesh.....thanks so much I've given up my game for over a week because of this.
 I'll try that out in just a bit. I like this game but I think it has more bugs than any rpg I've played thus far.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] quiller5840388 on November 24, 2005, 02:21:00 am
                In Reply To #311
 I'd guess that you haven't played Temple of Elemental Evil then!                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] wretch51030781 on November 24, 2005, 02:37:00 am
                In Reply To #312
  That would be a correct guess. I'm not by any means an RPG vet though. I've played (besides Bloodlines of course)
 Balder's gate I and II, Neverwinter Nights except for the latest expansion, KOTOR 1 and 2, Darkstone (which is lame compared to most of these) and part of Redemption (got it to see what it was about after playing Bloodlines)                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Offkorn on November 25, 2005, 12:58:00 pm
               
quiller posted:
I'd guess that you haven't played Temple of Elemental Evil then!

 
 Such a hideous game.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] REX46252087 on November 25, 2005, 03:21:00 pm
                I just wanted to say something about the GTA games:
 
 So, when it comes to playing the Storyline missions, I prefer San Andreas than the other games of the series. The missions where more fun to play and much more intense. And the city seemed more realistic.
 
 But when where talking about just driving around, shooting people, blowing up cars, running people over, make the police chase you up to 6 stars and see how long you survive, then it this case I prefer GTA3. I did this for so long that I still know every corner, every building and every street of the citys (I have a 100% finished game status).                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] MoonMad:P on November 25, 2005, 09:14:00 pm
                I'm playing American McGee's Alice at the moment. I'm glad it's not as short as a lot of games the newer I've played.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] TheVampireDante on November 25, 2005, 09:55:00 pm
                In Reply To #316
 Still playing F.E.A.R. and Unreal 2004.
 
 Just got The Matrix: Path of Neo.  Could have been much better.
 
 Steam is still fucking up my Half-Life 2 multiplayer though, so no fun there.
 
                       

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Broken_Noah on November 25, 2005, 10:17:00 pm
                Knights of the Old Republic II - I just got this and IMHO, the story's more engaging than the first one. The Last Handmaiden and Visas are definitely teh hotness. Kreia is like having your mother on board the Ebon Hawk.
 
 Need for Speed: Most Wanted demo - Karoush Ghazi of Tweakguides.com said that the game was taxing even with a high end PC though I find that even with my crappy system I still was able to crank up the visuals and it still runs pretty smooth. The graphics are quite awesome even if everything is sepia-toned and the overly-done bloom (or whatever it is called) is in full effect.Is there a game right now that doesn't even have a bloom effect?
 
 I also just got D&D Dragonshard and I'm going to install it maybe tonight.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Grendel8101 on November 29, 2005, 08:42:00 pm
                Tried out Redemption, didn't like it.  I'm shallow.
 
 Just rented Gun for my X-Box.  Digging it.
 
 [added Nov 30 2005  7:40AM]
 
 I blew through Gun's main storyline in about 6-8 hours.  I'm glad I didn't buy it.  It was fun for what it was, but the story moved way to fast.  You barely had time to get attached to characters (or hate enemies) and they were already dead.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] dalver on December 01, 2005, 10:49:00 am
                Installed GTA 3, Vice City and San Andreas. Started playing all simultaneously. Play through the missions until I get wasted, then go and save and start up the next game, play through the missions until wasted, save, start next game, repeat until satisfied.
 
 Have played so since monday. Just got to Shoreside Vale in GTA 3, almost done with Vice City and almost done with San Fierro in San Andreas.
 
 While playing SA I got thinking how it would have been if SA was Bloodlines... and I nearly had an orgasm. The criminal element would make perfect sense in a vampire setting. Some Masquerade management. ALL Clans represented with quests as well as Sabbat, Camarilla, Anarch and unaffiliated (Ravnos baby!) and a big honking World of Darkness in which I can put the mark of my vampires fangs!
 Then I woke up...                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on December 01, 2005, 11:46:00 am
                Full Throttle baby!
 
 First time even.Just picked it up in Media markt.
 
 It has an intro that makes all other game intro's look like crap                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] only_entropy_exists on December 01, 2005, 01:14:00 pm
                Okay, for whatever reason, the menu and most text in Gun is all blocky on my computer and a lot of words are unreadable.  The rest of the game looks pretty sweet, but I have no idea what the menu options are on the main start screen or how to custom my controls, since I can't even read what they are to begin with.
 So for those of you who have played Gun, Grendel, would you please just break down what the start screen says.  I know you've only played it on X-Box, Grendel, but I thought this was worth a shot.
 It seems that the first and second option take me to the same place in the game.
 And the bottom one is exit, that's pretty standard, but there is one or two more selections that I have yet to try.
 Also, like two minutes into the game, after shooting the quail, I have no idea what the next text is and random clicking doesn't seem to help.
 Sounds like I need to find out what the hell the problem is huh?
 Thanks for any help.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] ItBurns35309321 on December 01, 2005, 01:50:00 pm
                In Reply To #320
 <green>While playing SA I got thinking how it would have been if SA was Bloodlines... and I nearly had an orgasm. The criminal element would make perfect sense in a vampire setting. Some Masquerade management. ALL Clans represented with quests as well as Sabbat, Camarilla, Anarch and unaffiliated (Ravnos baby!) and a big honking World of Darkness in which I can put the mark of my vampires fangs!
 Then I woke up...</green>
 
 Sounds like its time for you to put your modding hat on!                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Grendel8101 on December 01, 2005, 03:04:00 pm
                In Reply To #322
 Well, the first screen says
 New Game
 Load Game
 X-Box Live (Multiplayer on the pc version?)
 Options
 
 After loading a game the pause screen gives me the options-
 Maps
 Saddlebag (inventory)
 Stats
 Options
 Save Game
 End Mission
 Quit
 
 After shooting all the quail using quickdraw, you have to take care of some wolves.  I'm not sure what else I could do to help.
 
 So is the text not displaying as text or just really hard to read?                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] only_entropy_exists on December 01, 2005, 03:24:00 pm
                In Reply To #324
 
 Thanks, that actually helps a lot.
 
 But I fear I'm not really going to be able to play the game, or at least enjoy it fully, until I discover what the problems is.
 
 As far as your question, the text shows up as blocks. Big white colored squares.  Even the subtitles appear this way.  It seems that this is the only problem I'm having with the game so go figure.  I think I might know what the problem could be, but I don't have a way of correcting it.  
 
 Thanks again.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Year_of_the_Scarab on December 01, 2005, 04:16:00 pm
                Zoe wrote:
 <orange>Knights of the Old Republic II - I just got this and IMHO, the story's more engaging than the first one. The Last Handmaiden and Visas are definitely teh hotness. Kreia is like having your mother on board the Ebon Hawk.</orange>
 
 Heh, heh. Finish it first, then we'll talk about storyline and how Kreia is like a mother.
 
 Grendel wrote:
 <orange>Tried out Redemption, didn't like it. I'm shallow.</orange>
 
 You're not, the game is.
 
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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Adrian40906860 on December 03, 2005, 05:52:00 am
                Goofy gopher!                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] wretch51030781 on December 03, 2005, 06:07:00 am
                In Reply To #326
 If it had been finished differently KOTOR 2 could have outdone 1....it had a potentially better storyline (I tend to like the dark plots) but as a whole I feel KOTOR 1 wins. As for the mother part....why on earth would you want your mother on the ebon hawk with you?? Anyway play on lots of twists...                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on December 03, 2005, 06:46:00 am
                In Reply To #328
 Waiting for the KOTOR2 restoration project to be finished...
 
 http://team-gizka.org/index.html                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] wretch51030781 on December 03, 2005, 07:38:00 am
                In Reply To #329
 OOOoooo, thanks loads for that link Epo you're my hero for the day. I will be anxiously awaiting this too                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] munchies.Trooper on December 05, 2005, 08:59:00 am
                Been playing FEAR on a different harder level setting and also playing bloodlines again. Also Have been playing return to castle wolfenstein and return to castle wolfenstein Enemy Territory.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Skinweaver on December 05, 2005, 10:09:00 am
               
 Bloodlines.
 
 Samurai Spirits 4, Amakusa's revenge.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Offkorn on December 05, 2005, 11:31:00 am
                I'm currently trying out Wizardry 8 and Lionheart again. Never got to finish them the first times I played them.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on December 05, 2005, 12:00:00 pm
                Legacy of Kain:Defiance
 
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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Nagloper on December 06, 2005, 02:26:00 pm
                Just completed GTA San Andreas, phew. Tough game, dunno how many hours of game play time, probably many tens of hours. Great voice work and music.
 
 Not sure what game next though, an rpg might be good.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Javokis on December 06, 2005, 02:37:00 pm
                In Reply To #335
 
 System Shock 2.
 
 Is it just me or is the OSA the only useful character type in the game?                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] TheVampireDante on December 06, 2005, 06:55:00 pm
                In Reply To #336
 Morrowind (As always)
 Bloodlines (Getting back into it after a while off)
 Bloodrayne 2 (£5 from E-bay)
 F.E.A.R.
 Call of Duty multiplayer (Sniping!)
 
 And a few others...
                       

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Ukyo777 on December 06, 2005, 10:34:00 pm
                <red>Bloodlines, what else.
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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Grendel8101 on December 06, 2005, 10:39:00 pm
                some older game called Oni.  Haven't been playing much of anything lately 'cuz I'm broke and it's Hell Week.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Ukyo777 on December 06, 2005, 10:58:00 pm
                In Reply To #332
 <red>Um...Isn't that Samurai Showdown IV:Amakusa's revenge?</red>                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Broken_Noah on December 07, 2005, 12:45:00 am
                In Reply To #340
 Samurai Spirits = Japan
 Samurai Shodown = The rest of the world
 
 It's like:
 
 Fahrenheit = U.S.
 Indigo Prophecy = Europe
 
 Same game different title which by the way is what I'm playing right now. An excellent adventure game IMHO.
 
 Another:
 
 Project Zero = Japan
 Fatal Frame = U.S.
 
 I'm still waiting for my copy of Fatal Frame 3 to arrive for at least two days more *sigh*.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] dalver on December 07, 2005, 09:12:00 am
               
Zoe posted:
Fahrenheit = U.S.
 Indigo Prophecy = Europe

 You mean the other way around.
 
 Indigo Prophecy = US
 Fahrenheit = Europe
 
 I've played it too and it is very good, excellent voicework and mood.
 
 I've gone back to playing X-Men Legends 2 (using Professor X, Deadpool, Ironman and Storm). That's one of helluva kickass game and it is easy to get into after a few hours of intense studying.
 
 Btw, has everyone seen the X-Men 3 teaser?
 
 http://www.apple.com/trailers/fox/x3/large.html
 http://www.apple.com/trailers/fox/x3/small.html
 
 If you didn't know... that's Famke Janssen in hotpants... I think she just made my christmas.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Skinweaver on December 07, 2005, 09:21:00 am
                In Reply To #340
 
 Right-O.
 The guy who copied it for me didn't know the real name so he wrote something and then it stuck with me. I can't change the namne of the folder because the game will stop working.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Ukyo777 on December 07, 2005, 10:17:00 am
                In Reply To #343
 
 <red>Just get the "mame32" pack and you'll have all four sequels of the game.</red>                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on December 07, 2005, 12:08:00 pm
                In Reply To #344
 Speaking of 2D fighters...
 
 http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/276650                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Nagloper on December 08, 2005, 03:42:00 pm
                I'm playing Flatout at the moment. Made by Finnish developers, a great driving game. Max Payne I & II were also made mostly by Finns.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Grendel8101 on December 09, 2005, 08:24:00 pm
                Broke down and bought F.E.A.R.  Awesome game.  I haven't played a good shooter in awhile.  Now if someone would just make an rpg I could get into...                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] TheVampireDante on December 09, 2005, 08:53:00 pm
                In Reply To #347
 F.E.A.R is good, isn`t it? I still haven`t finished it, but I`m enjoying it too much to rush it through.
 
 Some of those enemies are VERY intelligent.
 
 Others not so.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Grendel8101 on December 09, 2005, 09:12:00 pm
                In Reply To #348
 Yeah, the AI is just plain scary.  Enemies crawling under pipes to flank me?  Holy shit!  I love it, though.  I also love the little haunted moments, too.  That little girl...yuh.  Creeps the hell out of me.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] TheVampireDante on December 09, 2005, 10:19:00 pm
                In Reply To #349
 Wait till you get more into it, damn...                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Broken_Noah on December 10, 2005, 12:01:00 am
                In Reply To #342
 
montnoir posted:

 
Zoe posted:
Fahrenheit = U.S.
 Indigo Prophecy = Europe</quote>
 You mean the other way around.
 
 Indigo Prophecy = US
 Fahrenheit = Europe
 
 I've played it too and it is very good, excellent voicework and mood.
 
 I've gone back to playing X-Men Legends 2 (using Professor X, Deadpool, Ironman and Storm). That's one of helluva kickass game and it is easy to get into after a few hours of intense studying.
 
 Btw, has everyone seen the X-Men 3 teaser?
 
 http://www.apple.com/trailers/fox/x3/large.html
 http://www.apple.com/trailers/fox/x3/small.html
 
 If you didn't know... that's Famke Janssen in hotpants... I think she just made my christmas.</quote>
 
 Thanks for the X3 link, and yeah sorry for the switch. Anyway, they can call it "Your Mother" and it would still be an excellent game. The mood and atmosphere alone is so damn good. Why am I thinking then that Fahrenheit would be another "Beyond Good and Evil"?
 
 I stopped at X-Men Legends II somewhere at the third act, the Weapon X facility I think, and played KotOR 2 after almost a year of holding out. I'm now alternating between Fahrenheit and KotOR 2.
 
 My play through KotOR 2 has been hassle free in general. I've still yet to encounter any show stopping bugs. I was expecting the worst from what I gather from other people.
 
 In Reply To #328
 <quote by="wretch">
 In Reply To #326
 As for the mother part....why on earth would you want your mother on the ebon hawk with you??

 
 My sentiments exactly.
 
 In Reply To #326
 <quote by="Lancea">
 Zoe wrote:
 <orange>Knights of the Old Republic II - I just got this and IMHO, the story's more engaging than the first one. The Last Handmaiden and Visas are definitely teh hotness. Kreia is like having your mother on board the Ebon Hawk.</orange>
 
 Heh, heh. Finish it first, then we'll talk about storyline and how Kreia is like a mother.

 
 I finished Telos, Nar Shaddaa, Dantooine, Korriban & Dxun (in that order). My party just landed at Iziz. The "mother" bit with Kreia still stands. A nagging one at that. I was expecting her to complain about Bao-Dur tracking dirt on the Ebon Hawk, or how much of a floozy that Handmaiden is or Atton being a bad influence on you. And it wouldn't be out of character. Hmm...she's a bit shady though what with her dealing with Hanharr.
 
 I have already converted the Handmaiden and Atton to Jedis both and I'm suspecting I can convert Mira to one too though I have no idea how to. It's quite slow in gaining influence with her.
 
 I'm sorry if this is old news to most of you. I really don't look at forums or walkthroughs whenever I'm finishing a game the first time through.
 
 
                       

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] ElGostro on December 10, 2005, 03:03:00 am
                started bloodlines and sanitarium again aftre finding no games,first it was the adventure genre now the once phoenix like reborn rpg genre has fallen into a petty vicious circle of self repetition indeed the last interesting or at least entertaining one I played must have been KOTOR,i ve been outta the game scene for half a year now,two days ago a firend lended me fable and demon stone,the first one just got me mad at the story the farm kid with the clairvoyant little sister and the bad raider men taht burn the town lookin for em is just so burned and fried a cliche it just doesnt wanna make you play;as for demon stone,well you have bad,worst and worse games I find this one a little beyond worse,but at least I learned a lesson:
 If you are a powerful planeripping chaos lord be careful of old guys that look like your old apartment building superintendents who go out for strolls in themidddle of war torn villages because when it looks like e's gonna pull his bootleg out you ll be trapped in some stupid prision stone...                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Grendel8101 on December 11, 2005, 05:47:00 pm
                Just finished F.E.A.R.  Words cannot describe how much I dig this game.  Why aren't there more shooters like this?
 
 I only with it'd been longer.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Javokis on December 11, 2005, 06:28:00 pm
                In Reply To #353
 
 I just finished system shock 2. The ending left me unfullfilled.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Offkorn on December 12, 2005, 10:17:00 am
                Had to stop playing both Lionheart and Wizardry 8...Again.
 
 Lionheart is just so bad, and Wizardry 8 is just so aggravating.
 
 So I'm now playing Baldur's Gate 2 for like the 20th time.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] ElGostro on December 12, 2005, 11:02:00 am
                switch to planescape Torment!                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Year_of_the_Scarab on December 12, 2005, 11:16:00 am
                Recently installed X-Men Legends, and I have no idea what everyone is talking about. Freedom Force kicks the living bejeezus out of this game. True, there's powers galore, half of them don't make sense though. Like cyclops' "set up turret" power, fuck me, what's the sense in that?
 
 Characters look and move like doped up power rangers. And Magneto's voice is screwy.
 
 De gustibus, I guess. Never was a big fan of the books, so maybe there's where I've gone wrong. Either way, it's the last time I'm falling for hype.
 
 Zoe wrote:
 <white>Why am I thinking then that Fahrenheit would be another "Beyond Good and Evil"?</white>
 
 Ack, don't even say that. Very likely, though still a shame. Damn, I liked BG&E. A propos adventure games, isn't Dreamfall due this month? For those who don't know, it's a continuation of Longest Journey, and if you don't know that one, you disgust me.
 
 Zoe wrote:
 <white>The "mother" bit with Kreia still stands. A nagging one at that.</white>
 
 Fair enough, after all I don't know your mother. All I know is that mine hasn't tried to kill me, told me not to help people or resurrected my mortal enemies so they can come after my friends. We do live in different parts of the world though, so it could be a cultural thing.
 
 Zoe wrote:
 <white>It's quite slow in gaining influence with her.</white>
 
 Not really... If you want to find out yourself, skip the next sentence. Here it goes. Ready? Seriously, spoiler. Really. Fine, I warned you:
 
 You can convert her in 5 minutes flat - ask about the wookie (end conversation, start again) why she doesn't kill her targets (end, start again) about her parents (end, start again) apologize, ask again (end). Voila, all there's left to do it to fly back to Nar Shada.
 
 Offkorn wrote:
 <white>Lionheart is just so bad</white>
 
 No shit. It's boring, repetitious and fairly ugly. I mean, what kind of half-assed developer includes running animations for every character save for the main one?
 
 In all fairness, Lionheart's setting is reasonably interesting... on paper. I believe I liked the game more while reading a preview then actually playing it (both of which took about half an hour).
 
 Offkorn wrote:
 <white>So I'm now playing Baldur's Gate 2 for like the 20th time.</white>
 
 Can't play that *sigh* The new Nvidia drivers don't work with the Infinity engine. No Planescape or Icewind for me. Major suck, even if I had the time to play either of them.
 
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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Skinweaver on December 12, 2005, 01:10:00 pm
               
 Morrowind. Dunmeri whathaveya who's currently spending days in Solstheim, hunting various critters and learning archery. Very useful.
 
 Bloodlines again. New Tremere, new ideas.
 
 C&C Generals. Chinaaaa!                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on December 12, 2005, 01:36:00 pm
                In Reply To #358
 Bloodlines too here.
 Trying to make the perfect balanced Torrie.
 I will post a screeny of her sheet when she gets her final points.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] ItBurns35309321 on December 12, 2005, 02:05:00 pm
                In Reply To #355
 <green>"Had to stop playing both Lionheart and Wizardry 8...Again.
 
 Lionheart is just so bad, and Wizardry 8 is just so aggravating."</green>
 
 Yeah that's a shame about Wizardry 8.  I played Bane of the Cosmic Forge way back in '90 (think that was Wizardy 5) and was hooked.  I REALLY enjoyed it and Wizardry 8 just isn't any where near as fun despite the huge improvement in graphics.
 
 Think I'll start up another Blood lines game only this time as a TRUE Malkavian I will choose which stat to improve completly Randomly.  Should be an intersting game.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] only_entropy_exists on December 12, 2005, 03:07:00 pm
                In Reply To #360
 
 <orange>Think I'll start up another Blood lines game only this time as a TRUE Malkavian I will choose which stat to improve completly Randomly.  Should be an intersting game.</orange>
 
 I don't see what random stats has to do with being or playing a Malk.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] ItBurns35309321 on December 12, 2005, 03:13:00 pm
                In Reply To #361
 Because it's an insane thing to do.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Javokis on December 12, 2005, 11:31:00 pm
                In Reply To #360
 
 <orange>Yeah that's a shame about Wizardry 8. I played Bane of the Cosmic Forge way back in '90 (think that was Wizardy 5) and was hooked. I REALLY enjoyed it and Wizardry 8 just isn't any where near as fun despite the huge improvement in graphics.</orange>
 
 I think Wizardry 5 was 'Heart of the Molstrem'...                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Offkorn on December 13, 2005, 11:20:00 am
                I think "Bane" was number 7.
 
 
El Gostro posted:
switch to planescape Torment!

 
 I've played Torment about 3 times, I really can't play it anymore. It's an amazing game, but the class system aggravates the hell out of me.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] ElGostro on December 13, 2005, 12:24:00 pm
                I was involved in concept sketchin n character n minor graophic design fer a complete failure of a fan made sequel fer torment,I gues ye heard of Vengeance?
 Man,I must av at least 5 gigas of leftover poser and max stuff lef from thats ...:p                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Broken_Noah on December 15, 2005, 04:14:00 am
                In Reply To #357
 
Lancea posted:

 
 Zoe wrote:
 <white>The "mother" bit with Kreia still stands. A nagging one at that.</white>
 
 Fair enough, after all I don't know your mother. All I know is that mine hasn't tried to kill me, told me not to help people or resurrected my mortal enemies so they can come after my friends. We do live in different parts of the world though, so it could be a cultural thing.
 
 Zoe wrote:
 <white>It's quite slow in gaining influence with her.</white>
 
 Not really... If you want to find out yourself, skip the next sentence. Here it goes. Ready? Seriously, spoiler. Really. Fine, I warned you:
 
 You can convert her in 5 minutes flat - ask about the wookie (end conversation, start again) why she doesn't kill her targets (end, start again) about her parents (end, start again) apologize, ask again (end). Voila, all there's left to do it to fly back to Nar Shada.
 
 peace

 
 Finished KotOR 2. The storyline is far superior than the first. Playing this and Fahrenheit reminded me how essential an actual storyline is to a game.
 
 Yeah, I swear I didn't see the Darth Traya thing coming. I thought Kreia was just being stern and such, being a "true neutral" if there is such a classification in the SW universe. No, she isn't anything like my mother FYI grin , though I do know somebody with a mother like that except for the killing and stuff but I digress.
 
 Dreamfall is coming and I can't wait for that one. The sequel for The Longest Journey is long overdue I just pray they used all that time in refining what is otherwise an already excellent game.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on December 15, 2005, 06:52:00 am
                In Reply To #366
 I agree KOTOR2 had the potential to be better then the original, but that whole shidzophrenic surreal impossible feverish nightmare thingy at the end was just terrible and unworthy for a game this good.
 
 POLISH, damn it! POLISH and FINISH the fucking game!
 
 (same thing could be said about Bloodlines too to a degree, but in KOTOR2 it was just shamefull.)                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] ElGostro on December 15, 2005, 11:26:00 am
                but at leasts the big bad bat sheriif was a cools (if unprobable) finall bossers!I means my mini Darth Gostro sith lord had ta be the weakest most shameful KOTOR character to ever walk virtual space(i tend ta balance so much me characters they und nullifying any specialization),N idistinctly remember beatin the hell outta darth Nihilius without so much as a not so trusty lightsabre,but the cutted guy and treya,I wiped them out in less than five minutes flat with that force grab thing.Treya specially,just ignore the flying lightsabres and forcetrash her around and voici your game ending,making and end scene wouldnt have been a bad idea                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Nagloper on December 15, 2005, 06:41:00 pm
                I liked KOTOR I & II, although I hated the 'running around for hours looking for something that might trigger the next mission' - shit.
 
 Still playing FlatOut, getting a bit bored of it though. Driving games are ok but not really great. Might snag some other game for christmas though.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] only_entropy_exists on December 16, 2005, 06:56:00 pm
                In Reply To #362
 
 <orange>Because it's an insane thing to do.</orange>
 
 While it might be insane for you, the player, to create a character at random, it wouldn't represent any mental illness in the character.  
 
 For starters, it just wouldn't make any sense.
 I mean for stats like Strength, they shouldn't just increase at random.  Strength is based on muscle, which requires working out to increase.  One cannot simply and randomly become physically stronger overnight, mental illness or not.
 
 For other stats, lockpicking for example, would also require repeated use to gain any proficiency.  Sure, in a video game without Storytellers, it is easy to assign stats at random, but it just would never actually happen like that.
 
 The only possible situation I can think of when it would even appear that way, is for individuals with personality disorders, such as having multiple personalities.  When this happens, each personality can and often does take on different traits, some of them are even phsyical.  But they still aren't random, they just change from one 'individual' to the other.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Nagloper on December 17, 2005, 12:00:00 am
                A couple of older rpg's which I've never played and been sort of thinking about are Neverwinter Nights and it's addons and Icewind Dale I & II. I remember when they came out but haven't played any of them. Plus I haven't played Arcanum which is from BlackIsle Studios. Those games are still highly rated for example in GameSpot's Top Games - list and I know they are prolly great but I just dunno. I'm kinda hoping that there would be a new, great rpg, maybe a good mmorpg but the new mmorpg's just don't strike me as truly great. The only one that I though about getting was Guild Wars but now I'm not so sure about that either.
 
 I've also sorta given up on Oblivion, it might come out in march, or not. Plus it's just a little bit out of range for my graphics card. On the other hand NWNs and IceDales are a bit old. A good rpg doesn't rely on graphics, it relies on the game's rpg-system itself. There don't seem to be that many good games with a good rpg-system around. The content, not the package.
 
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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] BradVanDam49218952 on December 17, 2005, 12:09:00 am
                Kotor 2 was sugarcoated to hell and KOTOR was sooo much better. i loved kotor, the story was great and characters were interesting and if u were dark side it had the best ending ever and someone tell me another game that has a twist like the one in kotor cos thats the best thing in any game ever! When I played KOTOR II i felt confused and bored and nothing made sense and i gave up. if kotor 2 was made by Bioware then it would have been a whole lot better but kotor 2 is like if Britney Spears made it.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on December 17, 2005, 07:49:00 am
                Going shopping later today. Maybe i can find Planescape somewhere?                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] ElGostro on December 17, 2005, 10:25:00 am
                Not sure if you can get it nows on shops,but if ya do it ll probably be at 10 american bucks in apack with soulbringer anpther good gamey I hearsay,n if ye be not lucky in da shops ,ye can always pm n I can help you find the right source  happy                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] ItBurns35309321 on December 17, 2005, 01:40:00 pm
                In Reply To #373
 Torment is an OLD game - not sure you'll find it anywhere but it still available from independants on the web.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Javokis on December 18, 2005, 03:04:00 am
                In Reply To #375
 
 Just got zelda collector's edition. Gonna try it out. hehe.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Broken_Noah on December 18, 2005, 07:04:00 am
                In Reply To #372
 
BradVanDam posted:

 Kotor 2 was sugarcoated to hell and KOTOR was sooo much better. i loved kotor, the story was great and characters were interesting and if u were dark side it had the best ending ever and someone tell me another game that has a twist like the one in kotor cos thats the best thing in any game ever! When I played KOTOR II i felt confused and bored and nothing made sense and i gave up. if kotor 2 was made by Bioware then it would have been a whole lot better but kotor 2 is like if Britney Spears made it.

 
 That's my problem with KotOR, the whole game hanged on a single plot twist. It doesn't mean that it's not an excellent game though. If KotOR II was made by BioWare again it would have suffered the same "Mickey Mouse" morality play of Jade Empire, KotOR and Neverwinter. But to each his own I guess.
 
 I'm playing Battle of Middle-earth and I'm underwhelmed to say the least. I have a copy of Arx Fatalis lying around so maybe I'll install it later. My damn copy of Fatal Frame III is broken, dammit.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] dalver on December 18, 2005, 05:51:00 pm
               
Zoe posted:
Finished KotOR 2. The storyline is far superior than the first.

 Meh, apart from the fact that it contradicts itself and its predecessor AND the entire SW milieu, its ok. The story of KOTOR 1 was simpler, better held together, more focused and it didn't contradict itself. As EPO said Kotor 2 story had the potential to be better than the first but they blew it through the uneven pace and bad writing. I understand they were under serious time constraints and had to write the everything in less than a couple of months, but that doesn't excuse a badly held together story.
 
 And NO its not because its too complicated. It might seem complicated at first, but as it evolvs and especially if you give it some thought in another playthrough... the story is way simple and flat (did I mention it contradicts itself and the SW milieu?), what makes it seem complicated is the bad writing.
 
 The potential was great but they didn't make it.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Grendel8101 on December 18, 2005, 05:57:00 pm
                Rented Ultimate Spider man and Hulk: Ultimate destruction.  I liked Ult. Spider man, though the race missions were insanely though.  Hulk was fun for about a minute, then I got bored.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] TheVampireDante on December 18, 2005, 07:45:00 pm
                In Reply To #379
 Dug out my old NES console and played Super Mario Bros 1,2,3 and Duck hunt (I still have the gun!)
 
                       

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Skinweaver on December 18, 2005, 07:58:00 pm
                In Reply To #380
 
 I was really good at Duckhunt.
 The scary kind of good...                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Broken_Noah on December 18, 2005, 11:18:00 pm
                In Reply To #379
 Uhmm, how do you finish the Venom mission with Electro givng him chase? I gave up on that after the umpteenth time.
 
 In Reply To #381
 You have defeated the final boss then?                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Grendel8101 on December 18, 2005, 11:50:00 pm
                In Reply To #382
 Well, the only advice I can give other than keeping up with him (which is an absolute bitch with all the "can you keep up with enemy X" missions), make sure you keep your distance whenever he stops.  Electro blasts suck.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Skinweaver on December 19, 2005, 01:02:00 am
                In Reply To #382
 
 I honestly can't remember. It was many years ago.
 
 Right now I'm playing Warhammer: Dawn of War.
 I happen to like the Eldar.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] only_entropy_exists on December 19, 2005, 12:59:00 pm
                In Reply To #382
 
 Let me tell you, it was fricking Hard.
 I just kept at it.
 I played that level enough times to know where the bastard was going, so I'd just cut him off and wait, then beat him to the next stopping point.  In the end, I never let him get in front of me (except at that tall building towards the end).  
 Just wait until you finally catch up to him, it took me a time or two to figure out how to beat him.  But trust me, it's not near as difficult as chasing his ass all over town.
 
 I'm currently chasing Beatle with Spiderman and getting very frustraited.  You have to save two people before the chase actually begins, which if you fail at any part in the chase, you have to do all over again.  I wish they would have made the chase and the saving two seperate parts, or at least let me skip through the cut scene.
 
 And as far as current games go, I started playing Simcity 4 and so far it's like crack.  I can't stop.  My city is prospering and everything is well in the Hundred Acre Wood.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Year_of_the_Scarab on December 21, 2005, 10:48:00 am
                Zoe wrote:
 <white>Dreamfall is coming and I can't wait for that one.</white>
 
 Seems we'll have to, though. Gamespy says it's not due for another six months. I could've sworn that I've read not longer than two weeks ago it would be out in December 2005. Bummer.
 
 Then again, I look at Bloodlines, and I think to myself "what a wonderful world..." :P and that more development time is good.
 
 Dante wrote:
 <white>I still have the gun!</white>
 
 Heh, heh. You too?
 
 [question about Second Sight deleted, got the demo after all]
 
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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] ItBurns35309321 on December 21, 2005, 03:28:00 pm
                Back playing Dark Age of Camelot although I'm still playing Civ 4 every once in a while.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Javokis on December 21, 2005, 05:13:00 pm
                In Reply To #386
 
 <yellow>Seems we'll have to, though. Gamespy says it's not due for another six months. I could've sworn that I've read not longer than two weeks ago it would be out in December 2005. Bummer.
 
 Then again, I look at Bloodlines, and I think to myself "what a wonderful world..." :P and that more development time is good.</yellow>
 
 It's also nice being your own publisher+developer. You can afford your own delays. Goes to show that if you can cover your own back, no one can fail you but yourself.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Broken_Noah on December 21, 2005, 10:37:00 pm
                In Reply To #386
 
Lancea posted:

 Zoe wrote:
 <white>Dreamfall is coming and I can't wait for that one.</white>
 
 Seems we'll have to, though. Gamespy says it's not due for another six months. I could've sworn that I've read not longer than two weeks ago it would be out in December 2005. Bummer.
 
 Then again, I look at Bloodlines, and I think to myself "what a wonderful world..." :P and that more development time is good.
 

 
 Yeah me too, I thought it's going to be released this holiday. Anyway, as you said more development time is always good.
 
 In Reply To #383 & #385
 
 I've put most of the first part in memory after the bazillion times. What's frickin' frustrating is the part where you have to chase Electro up the huge building then you have to time your descent with his so as not to fail the mission.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] quiller5840388 on December 21, 2005, 11:37:00 pm
                Well I've done my Christmas shopping, and is my tradition I've also picked up a few things for me.  Specifically, I picked up God of War and Resident Evil 4.  I'm going to save Civ IV for my after Christmas shopping, as I'm hoping I can find a bit better price somewhere and I was more in an action mood than strategy last night.  So God of War is currently in my machine.  It reminds me a bit of Devil May Cry, though the bonuses come from brutality rather than style.  Kind of Prince of Persia like as well, though I'm not entirely sure in which ways, aside from the way it has little cut scenes when you first enter areas and sometimes shows you the way out when you enter a room.
                       

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Skinweaver on December 22, 2005, 12:22:00 am
               
 Kingmaker for NWN.
 The henchies have buggy dialouge...                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Nagloper on December 23, 2005, 12:50:00 am
                Everyones playing Civ 4, supposed to be great. Me, I don't like that type of games that are all about micromanagement and making the little men chop down trees to build an armory...euuch. FPS is the word for me, at least for now. Installed the MP demo of Vietcong 2 again, nice and atmosphearic. Spent all my x-mas money on dvds, none left for games. I've noticed that I like realism in FPS's, not many games rise to the occasion.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Ukyo777 on December 23, 2005, 01:01:00 am
                <red>No game.I installed NWN yesterday and I don't have time to play...I even stopped vmtb with my Gangrel.</red>                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] EricDayan on December 23, 2005, 01:03:00 am
                I say only one word:
 
 WUMPUS
 
 Sincerely,
 ejd
 
 P.S.: Does anyone remember it?                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] quiller5840388 on December 23, 2005, 02:04:00 am
                In Reply To #394
 Yes, I remember it.  I believe it is in the book of BASIC computer games I own, and I have played it.  Probably haven't played it in the last 20-25 years, but I have played it!                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Skinweaver on December 23, 2005, 03:05:00 am
                Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II.
 So far I have every game in the series and this one holds certain favour because of the ingame movies with real actors. Pretty cool.
 
 Real Kyle:
 
 
 Digikyle:
                         

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] bogj on December 23, 2005, 06:14:00 am
                In Reply To #1
 KOTOR 1 and 2
 VTM Redemption and Bloodlines
 MOrrowind
 Republic Commando
 I still have Halo installed.
 If you guys have not yet checked out Republic Commando I highly recommend it.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] ItBurns35309321 on December 23, 2005, 01:01:00 pm
                In Reply To #392
 <green>Everyones playing Civ 4, supposed to be great. Me, I don't like that type of games that are all about micromanagement and making the little men chop down trees to build an armory...euuch.</green>
 
 Dude its about developing a Civilisation fast enough to crush their spearman with your tanks.  You don't know joy until you've done that!                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Wurstwesen on December 23, 2005, 11:39:00 pm
                Thief: The Dark Project.
 Hell of an old game, but the idea and the gameplay make it still worth playing.
 I like to do the sneaky approach in action rpgs, so i thought i might try this game, where being sneaky is not only an option, but almost a must.
                       

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] ElGostro on December 24, 2005, 03:17:00 pm
                I must really be getting old (or I cant keep up with current game industry...)
 http://pc.ign.com/objects/003/003424.html
 IGN must either be run by 10 year old punks or really old fat balding men in suits
 Sanitarium a "decent" game?
 Guess having to actually attempt to think a puzzle and not shooting your way out of a barrel is a downside....                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Signothorn on December 28, 2005, 05:30:00 pm
                In Reply To #400
 
 I went back to playing Unreal Tournament 2004. It's good for a little exitement for a few days but I'm looking to getting something new. I got a $100 gift card for Best Buy and I got a 27 inch HD TV for christmas. I'm wondering whether I should go find a couple good PC games or use the money for an XBox 360 when it comes back in stock...                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] WastedWhiteBoy on December 28, 2005, 05:34:00 pm
                Been playing Mafia mainly, and Hitmat:Contracts and Silent Assassin on the side.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Skinweaver on December 28, 2005, 05:51:00 pm
               
 Age of Empires III.
 The naval battles are really fun. Eyecandy.
 Recently I hired some pivateers for the British Crown in order to drive the Dutch from my territories.
 Maybe not historically correct at all times but still fun.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Javokis on December 28, 2005, 06:32:00 pm
                In Reply To #403
 
 I want a new pc so I can play silent hill 3 and 4.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Nagloper on December 28, 2005, 07:01:00 pm
                In Reply To #398
 
 Ok, I actually might get it. I really liked Rome: Total War with putting generals into provinces and making them tough and figting battles with them. I like a little RPG-elements in the 'god'-games such as SimCity, Civ etc.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Ukyo777 on December 28, 2005, 08:11:00 pm
                <red>I just started playing Neverwinter Nights.I had it for a long time, but never had the time to play it so, I never installed it 'till now.
 I'm gonna try online when I get the hang of it and build up a good character.But I'm wondering if it can be played comfortably online with a 56k modem...</red>                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Javokis on December 28, 2005, 09:00:00 pm
                In Reply To #406
 
 I heard it's fairly 56k friendly. More so than Redemption.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] quiller5840388 on December 28, 2005, 09:06:00 pm
                In Reply To #406
 How come you always try and dominate conversations!
 
 Seriously, I'm still playing Neverwinter Nights (though pretty much HoU and donwloadable modules at this point) several years after I got it.  If you don't have them and can afford them I'd recommend the expansion packs, as they generally add good stuff to the game.  (Prestige classes, tumble, appraise, item creation, multiple henchmen, etc.)                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Signothorn on December 28, 2005, 09:30:00 pm
                In Reply To #408
 
 I decided to use my gift card to upgrade mt sound card and I'm getting new 5.1 speakers, where I had 6.1 before(You can call me Fifi). Inside joke for old Dilapidation members...                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Ukyo777 on December 28, 2005, 09:58:00 pm
                In Reply To #408
 
 <red>Post a link to the NWN forum.I have a lotta questions about some things in the game.</red>                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] quiller5840388 on December 28, 2005, 10:15:00 pm
                In Reply To #410
 PlanetNeverwinter Forums
 
 This is my favorite site for Neverwinter Modules.  Check out their Hall of Fame area for some great user-created modules. There's also a module called Hall of Champions or something similar that lets you create a new character, level him up to the level you are looking for and get equipment for him.  It is rather useful if you are playing user-created modules and need a character of a certain level.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Ukyo777 on December 28, 2005, 10:27:00 pm
                In Reply To #411
 
 <red>Thanks. happy </red>                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Skinweaver on December 29, 2005, 01:21:00 am
               
 Well, I figured this would be the place to ask since I don't feel like making another pointless thread.
 
 Any Guild Wars players here?
 I'm thinking of buying it because... well... I don't need to pay to play (or so I think) but I need to know if it's worth getting before spending my ill begotten cash on something else than junkfood and books.
 
 I would need the basics of gameplay and such. I've read the reviews but I need opinions from people who aren't paid to think in certain ways.
 No need to clog the thread. Just PM me or something.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] bogj on December 29, 2005, 11:38:00 pm
                In Reply To #1
 I just bought Civilization III.  It is not very intuitive and the manual is 243 pages.  Is it worth playing?                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] quiller5840388 on December 30, 2005, 12:26:00 am
                In Reply To #414
 Well it is certainly worth it if you already own it.  The Civ games are pretty much the standard by which all turn based strategy games are compared.  I've had some really neat moments playing Civ III, but it has its difficulties as well.
 
 I think there's a tutorial you can do, it should explain things well enough, you can always look stuff up later.  Basically, you want to expand your territory as much as you can initially by building settlers to make new cities, warriors to protect your settlers, workers and cities, and workers to make roads to make movement faster out to the edge of your territory.  You want to scout with warriors or scouts if you are expansionist and have them, and look for places to settle and go into villages (which normally gets you either units, a settlement, techs or unleashes barbarians on you).  Build in grasslands to grow faster, plains and hills give you more production.  Build by freshwater to let cities grow bigger without extra buildings.  If a city grows fast you want to build settlers there, if it grows slowly you may want to produce troops instead.  Try and settle near resources and luxuries when possible.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on December 30, 2005, 04:55:00 am
                Replaying LOZ: The wind waker right now.
 Fishing for goodies was never so much fun.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Nagloper on December 30, 2005, 09:44:00 am
                A question for people who have played World of Warcraft: My friend is buying this game now and he is kinda trying to get me into getting WoW also. Is it still good? I know it's supposed to be great and all but it is already more than a year old and I'm not into games that require tons and tons of running around like a mofo hour after hour. I do like the basic concept behind MMPORPG's but not sure if I should get WoW or maybe Guild Wars cause GW doesnt have those monthly fees...dunno.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] TheVampireDante on December 30, 2005, 12:44:00 pm
                In Reply To #417
 Guild Wars, runs better, plays better, looks better.
 
 Still have run around a lot, but at least you get told where to go, and it tells you where to go for quests and stuff.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Nagloper on December 30, 2005, 01:35:00 pm
                In Reply To #418
 
 Ok, thanks. That's pretty much what I thought. My friend went ahead and bought WoW, I'm still considering. He could give me a 10 day gaming period if I bought WoW too.
 
 Another one which was on sale for pretty cheap was City of Villains which has been advertised on the right of this board also. Looks nice but not sure if it has longevity. Would be nice if a MMPORPG would be like still good after six months or even a year.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] munchies.Trooper on December 31, 2005, 01:09:00 am
                I just brought Guild Wars and it seems pretty fun. I was thinking about getting Dungeon Siege 2 but I am not sure on it yet the demo seemed fun has anyone tried it yet?                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] TheVampireDante on December 31, 2005, 02:36:00 am
                In Reply To #420
 Dungeon Seige 2, pretty much what you get in to demo, it`s repetitive, very repetitive.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Offkorn on January 01, 2006, 08:25:00 am
               
The Vampire Dante. posted:
Dungeon Seige 2, pretty much what you get in to demo, it`s repetitive, very repetitive.

 
 That's the main reason I didn't like the first one. Though I didn't truely realize it untill around level 25, when I noticed there was equipment in the store for a level 45 character.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Starrathiel on January 01, 2006, 11:11:00 am
                In Reply To #1
 Hmm ..
 
 Earth 2160. It has excellent graphics even close up, a
 good music track. Annoying heroes (I do not like hero units
 in a RTS game). It has an atrocious backstory.
 
 It is pretty much as expected.
 
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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] MoonMad:P on January 01, 2006, 01:44:00 pm
                Stubbs the Zombie: Rebel without a pulse on PC. There's something about creating an undead horde. I like watching the legless ones crawl along the ground - poor little guys. The dance off against the police chief was interesting. I can't really find a plotline though.
 
 
 
                       

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] TheVampireDante on January 01, 2006, 01:51:00 pm
                In Reply To #424
 Don`t think there is one really...
 
 then again, I haven`t played it. Looks fun though.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Nagloper on January 01, 2006, 02:21:00 pm
                In Reply To #424
 
 Looks nice. I like zombie movies, they often have some interesting points about society etc. It would make an interesting multiplayer if one started off as either a zombie or a human and could be made into a zombie through bite and back into a human through remedy. Kinda like in the browser game Urban Dead that I've played.
 
 edit. Am currently playing Call of Duty 2, quite similar to the first one. Don't like it much but it kinda sucks one in, the russian campaign was pretty well done, something about winter warfare and winter landscapes that is eerily familiar from my own experience.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] bogj on January 02, 2006, 02:02:00 am
                In Reply To #415
 I just played played my first real game.  I got demolished by the iroqious and the english.  I dont think i have the hang of all the unit and city functions yet.  I can make roads, irigation, advance science and even get some wonders of the world in but i cant seem to keep up militarily with the others even on cheiftien.  and im playing rome.  it is pretty fun though.
 
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 In Reply To #422
 I really didnt like dungeon seige and I have the legends of arcanna expansion.  the expansion was okay but the main game is a yawner.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Javokis on January 03, 2006, 12:15:00 am
                In Reply To #427
 
 Playing Gunz Internation now. It's ok.
 
 Kind of mindless.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] BradVanDam49218952 on January 03, 2006, 12:31:00 am
                In Reply To #428
 is that an xbox 360 game?
                       

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Javokis on January 03, 2006, 01:30:00 am
                In Reply To #429
 
 I don't know. I play it on pc.
 
 Edit
 
 I tried the Alone in the Dark - New Nightmare demo. heh.
 
 Works pretty well on the pc. Reminds me of Nocturne.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Skinweaver on January 03, 2006, 04:11:00 pm
               
 I got myself Guild Wars now and I'm having fun even though I'm pretty lonely.
 There's no way in Hell that I'll team up with one of those capscreaming, emoteabusing pineapples...                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Nagloper on January 03, 2006, 05:40:00 pm
                In Reply To #431
 
 I might join your posse if I had GW, I'm still considering whether to get it or to go with World of Warcraft.
 
 Completed Call of Duty 2, pretty good, atmosphearic. I like the occasional shooter although I prefer games with proper plotlines such as Deus Ex & Bloodlines.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] BradVanDam49218952 on January 03, 2006, 06:20:00 pm
                me and my friends played Halo 2 for about 5 hours straight yesterday we had so many kills i got about 1297.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] seaofshadows on January 03, 2006, 08:19:00 pm
                Total Overdose. It's like being inside a Robert Rodriguez movie complete with the machine gun in the guitar case!
 
 http://www.totaloverdose.com/player.asp                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] quiller5840388 on January 03, 2006, 09:27:00 pm
                In Reply To #434
 Picked up The Bard's Tale on PS2, and Evil Genius on PC.
 
 Verdicts?
 Evil Genius: Sucks up large amounts of time but doesn't make me laugh with maniacal glee.  It manages to be light-hearted but doesn't have enough actual humor.  In many ways the funniest thing is on the save/load screen where they have swimming silouettes a la Bond movies opening credits, but they are guys in frogmen costumes doing syncronized swimming.  It seems to have lost itself somewhere between tongue-in-cheek parody and trying to seriously simulate creating a bond villain's evil lair.  Nowhere near as enjoyable as the No One Lives Forever games.
 
 The Bard's Tale: Some of the jokes fall short, but I have to love the interplay between The Bard and The Narrator.  Some of the stuff is great, like the barrel maker who pays you bonuses for going around breaking lots of barrels.  There is a general cynical tone that I enjoy.  The Bard is convinced to go on the stereotypical quest to save the princess in the tower by appealing to his loins.  
 
 Princess (in mystically projected image): Oh, you'll help.  I can read minds, and you know that image that you've got in your head right now?  Picture that 3 times a day for the rest of your life...
 
 One quest involves him convincing the farmer's daughter to fall for her old fling to avoid having to marry her in order to get an item you need from the old farmer.  The Bard also keeps coming across others who were previously "The chosen one" and are now pushing up the daisies, or missing limbs, etc.  Looting one of them provokes a particular wry comment from the narrator on the nobility and compassion of The Bard.
 
 There is also the Celtic setting of the tale, which is rather unusual in games.  Your opponents are Trow and Firbolgs and apparently at some point Vikings.  Everyone talks in a brogue, and Cary Elwes is practically unrecognizable with his combination of heavy accent and cynical attitude as The Bard.  (Cary Elwes played Wesley in the Princess Bride)
 
 I've found the gameplay to be pretty tough so far at Normal Difficulty, and it has been kind of amusing to find that the best strategy in a big fight is often to run away initially and come back to pick opponents off a few at a time.  (Weirdly, this seems to work partly because I've picked up a little dog companion who is essentially immortal.  So the bad guys concentrate on him, knock him out while I run, and then I come back in and draw the attention of a few, while the rest still focus on the unconscious little dog who regains consciousness only to be beaten on some more.)  Running away is also important in giving yourself time to resummon companions, but since you are not really playing a heroic figure it seems to kind of fit with everything.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Javokis on January 04, 2006, 02:49:00 am
                In Reply To #435
 
 Just tried the demo of Still Life. Fucking awesome. Graphics are sweet and the realism is great. Not a mindless game either.
 
                       

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] TheVampireDante on January 04, 2006, 04:38:00 am
                In Reply To #436
 Played it, not as good as it seems my friend.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Broken_Noah on January 04, 2006, 07:56:00 am
                I've been trying to play a lot of FPS right now but I'm having a dizzy spell with older games like C&C:Renegade, Red Faction 2 and even Half-Life. It never happened to me before. I've just fired up Full Spectrum Warrior and so far I'm enjoying the missions. It's like Brothers in Arms but more on the strategic/squad management side of things. It's a strategy game by the way and not a third person shooter.
 
                       

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] ElGostro on January 04, 2006, 02:52:00 pm
                Saving money for The Two thrones
 When I get to states I ll have to buy agame card to try out city of villains
 Also tried the new mmropg for now free flyforfun,just your average animeish mmropg for now
 As a final note I am trying to get my vintage Bloodnet to run in xp,any ideas?                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] ItBurns35309321 on January 04, 2006, 04:24:00 pm
                In Reply To #439
 xp has an option to allow you to run a program as if you were using an earlier version of windows.  I set mine to windows 95 in order to get my FALLOUT games to run.  I think you get at it by right clicking the icon of your program and selecting properties but don't quote me on that.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] MoonMad:P on January 05, 2006, 12:38:00 am
                In Reply To #439
 
El Gostro posted:

 As a final note I am trying to get my vintage Bloodnet to run in xp,any ideas?

 
 Was that the one to do with some sort of computer chip or something or other - the only thing I remeber about it was the guy speaking like a cryptic crossword or something that you had to get a password out of. I think I downloaded it from Home of the underdogs a while ago - it's Dos isn't it? You could try DosBox.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Javokis on January 05, 2006, 03:36:00 am
                In Reply To #437
 
The Vampire Dante. posted:

 In Reply To #436
 Played it, not as good as it seems my friend.

 
 That's your oppinion, but not mine. Still fucking awesome.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] ElGostro on January 05, 2006, 12:32:00 pm
                Yeah moonmad!That's the one it even about vampires!had a lot of the old masquerade ambianc etoo funnily enough that and it reminded (well we all steal that stuff) of the NES shadowrun game,those two are some of my old favorites!                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] TheVampireDante on January 05, 2006, 02:34:00 pm
                In Reply To #442
 Didn`t mean any offence Rainmoon, it`s just that I found the latter part of it lacking really, but I`ll say no more.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Nagloper on January 07, 2006, 03:09:00 am
                A friend of mine lent me Republic Commando, played it about halfway through and then just got bored with it. An ok game but not great. Now I'm looking into getting either Guild Wars, World of Warcraft or some other new&good MMORPG.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] AmazingOopah on January 07, 2006, 05:19:00 pm
                Planescape: Torment. Highly recommended.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Javokis on January 07, 2006, 06:19:00 pm
                In Reply To #444
 
The Vampire Dante. posted:

 In Reply To #442
 Didn`t mean any offence Rainmoon, it`s just that I found the latter part of it lacking really, but I`ll say no more.

 
 Actually, you're right about that if it's about the demo. I found the demo rather short.
 
 Still want to get the full game though.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Nagloper on January 12, 2006, 06:12:00 pm
                Ok I acquired Planescape: Torment from a friend and have started a game with it. It's engaging in that 'black isle'-sort of way and I can see that its a worthy game. However, games have developed quite a lot since 1999 and dunno if I have the stamina for this type of game anymore. I guess I'll play it occasionally.
 
 edit. Just ramblin' about games again, its interesting how back in day Black Isle and other game companies were able to extract so much good gaming out of so little resources.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Offkorn on January 14, 2006, 08:55:00 pm
                Playing BG2 again, this time went through BG1 via the TuTu mod (Which uses the BG2 Engine) first.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Javokis on January 15, 2006, 12:35:00 am
                In Reply To #449
 
 I just got done trying the FEAR, Quake 4, Doom 3, Call of Duty 2, Chronicles of Riddick, Stubbs the Zombie, and Land of the Dead demoes.
 
 Phew... still more to test on my new Athlon 64 pc. hehe
 
 So far it blows XBox 360 out of the water.
 
 I tried Call of Duty 2 on XBox 360 then tried it on my new pc and mine was BETTER.
 
 Can't beat the athlon 64. No way!                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] bogj on January 15, 2006, 04:52:00 am
                In Reply To #450
 I just bought bad mojo.  I havent played it yet.  It only cost ten bucks.  It is an adventure taken off of Kafka's metamorphasis.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Broken_Noah on January 15, 2006, 07:50:00 am
                Medal of Honor: Allied Assault - Breakthrough. The MoHAA games hate me, there's no reason for them to stutter like hell but they do and they do it at the most erratic of times like when there's nothing on the screen and such. Still, I've made it halfway through so I see myself finishing it. After that, either Call of Duty 2 or Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood.  
 
 Oh, and is that Bad Mojo Redux or the original Bad Mojo? How'd you run it on WinXP?                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Athawolfus on January 15, 2006, 02:47:00 pm
                Area 51 (great game for alien paranoids)
 
 Redemption (I still play it)
 
 Monkey Island 4 (monkeys, monkeys...)                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on January 16, 2006, 05:48:00 am
                playing trough Star trek: Elite force2 again.
 Renewing my greatly diminished Trekkyhood.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Javokis on January 18, 2006, 02:24:00 am
                In Reply To #454
 
 I just bought Doom3 for $20 USD. Shit, that is one demented game. I freaked out on several parts.
 
 What scared me most was when a panel blew out of a wall and slid across the floor. I freaked out and shot at it.
 
 This game scares me more than Silent Hill.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Nagloper on January 18, 2006, 07:29:00 am
                In Reply To #455
 
 Yea it starts well and then becomes kinda repetitious.
 
 I'm still playing Planescape: Torment, nice ambiance. I miss the "Black Isle"-era.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on January 18, 2006, 07:59:00 am
                In Reply To #456
 Actually, i believe Doom3 is underrated.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] akasha'sservant on January 18, 2006, 10:56:00 am
                In Reply To #1
 I'm hooked on VTM Redemption! I'm in the sewers in NY now. It doesn't look as good as Bloodlines for the most part, but some areas are amazing. The Tower and the snow in Vienna. Great storyline too.
 I got Bloodrayne 2 recently too. I've just started playing with it and it looks really good. I'm on my second time through Bloodlines, but since I started playing Redemption, I can't stop.
                       

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] MooCHa2 on January 18, 2006, 12:11:00 pm
                In Reply To #455
 
 Agreed. Doom 3 was rubbish.
 
 I thought Painkiller was a lot better.
 
 Regards...
                       

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] windwalker25123414 on January 18, 2006, 04:41:00 pm
                In Reply To #459
 Huh? It sounds like Rainmoon is actually enjoying it. I definitely did, but I didn't expect anything special from it, just a straightforward horror shooter with nice atmosphere. It surely gets repetitious, and for that reason I didn't finish it, but I had fun while it lasted (and its a looong game). Strictly playing in the dark with headphones on, and reading every tidbit to envision the situation you are in helps a lot with immersing yourself in the game. The game certainly did at least some things right.
 
 I recently reinstalled Dungeon Keeper 2. Gotta love coddling your evil minions, then sending them for some poor hero's hide.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Javokis on January 18, 2006, 10:29:00 pm
                In Reply To #460
 
 It does seem repetitive, but I love the graphics and I love the ambience. I'm a sucker for FPS games.
 
 Quake4 is another game I like. It reminds me of Call of Duty 2, but in a more high-tech setting.
 
 Call of Duty 2 plays great on my pc.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] dalver on January 19, 2006, 09:47:00 am
                I only play one game now.
 
 Freedom Fighters. You know the one with the Soviets invading the US. Yeah that one. It's a bloody marvellous game! The level design is realistic and the story is captivating. A very movie-ish atmosphere.
 
 How come no one has mentioned it before? It's a great game! Very addictive.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Skinweaver on January 19, 2006, 11:05:00 am
                In Reply To #462
 
 I just picked that up from the crate of cheap games at the foodstore.
 Fun and reminds me of Red Dawn.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Javokis on January 19, 2006, 04:07:00 pm
                In Reply To #463
 
 There is a demo of Freedom Fighters on File Planet. I'm gonna check it out. Screenies look good.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] quiller5840388 on January 19, 2006, 05:32:00 pm
                In Reply To #462
 I have to admit that my main problem with Freedom Fighters is that it is rather short.  That and the level where you are trying to escape from the sewers is hellish (Pretty much an entire level with no save points in a game where death can be instantaneous.)
 
 Personally, I've finished The Bard's Tale (much better than I'd thought it would be from reviews) and Resident Evil 4 (which is really gory more than scary, though there are some suspenseful moments.  Pretty good action game, though.)  I'm working on God of War, which has my vote for goriest game I've played this year.  It is only a two button action move to grab a guy and rip him into two pieces, though it is better to throw him to the ground and pound the life out of him, as you can get ruthlessness points for extra experience.  Favorite move is probably knocking a guy up into the air and immediately jumping up after him, grabbing him and repeatedly pounding him into the ground so you can remain aloft.  Hmm, I wonder if I've also been playing the Sims 2 as a sort of remedy for this.  (If you've never played the Sims 2, I'll tell you that you can't toss someone up into the air and repeatedly slam them into the ground in it, and I've never seen a bit of pixelated blood.)                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Skinweaver on January 19, 2006, 06:39:00 pm
                In Reply To #465
 
 Nah but they can cut themselves when cooking.
 
 Right now (as in really right now) I'm playing Guild Wars.
 If not for those pesky Stone Summit dwarves I would hightail it to Kryta but they are too tenacious for their own good.
 I think what I'm doing to them counts as genocide...                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Broken_Noah on January 22, 2006, 08:38:00 am
                Just finished The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay. The game was excellent and the only thing knocking it at the top of my list is the longevity. It was so damn short.
 
 Started playing Myth II: Soulblighter again. Thank god, it works with WinXP.
 
 Gave up on Dragonshard. Buggy as hell. You actually have to execute the dragonshard.msi rather than the setup file to install the game. Very shoddy.  Atari's fucking-up their D&D franchise, first with Temple of Elemental Evil and now this. You'd think they're deliberately sabotaging it. Their QA & Support is next to worthless.
 
 <red>How Many Atari Employees does it take to replace a lightbulb?</red>
 
 Answer:
 
 It's an impossible task because they have to release a working patch first.
                       

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Sodom40280831 on January 22, 2006, 09:11:00 am
                I have been playing city of villains. I just love my television-evangelist inspired mastermind "mr. Preacher" and his zombie-horde muhahahaha!                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Year_of_the_Scarab on January 23, 2006, 07:12:00 am
                Second Sight.
 
 I can only wholeheartedly recommend it. Unfortunately one cannot be told how great Second Sight is, you must see it for yourself; it's futile to try, but for those who doubt my word (you bastards will get what's coming to ya), here's a few bullet-points:
 
 - two separate time lines with !*#%-grade of awesomeness transitions,
 - a plethora of psychic powers; you haven't played till you've possessed someone,
 - atmosphere; somewhere between "destination unknown" from Max Payne 2 and the better missions in Thief,
 - breaking into an insane-asylum, which is an asset all on it's own,
 - best voice acting I've heard since Bloodlines (well, ok, usually),
 - more stealth moves than in most stealth games, more story than in many adventure games, more action... etc, etc, all in one product,
 - it's cheap...
 
 I'd love to tell you more, but there's a whole group of people I haven't telekinetically thrown off a building, snuck by invisibly or possessed and turned against their allies YET, so...
 
 peace                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] seaofshadows on January 23, 2006, 04:24:00 pm
                Stubbs the Zombie - Rebel Without a Pulse. It's awesome.
                       

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] windwalker25123414 on January 23, 2006, 04:43:00 pm
                Not played it as its only released for Xbox yet, but the PC version should come out very soon (maybe end of month): Call Of Cthulhu
 Sounds like a VERY promising horror action adventure. Anyone played it on Xbox?                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] seaofshadows on January 23, 2006, 09:40:00 pm
               
 What is it with the shortage of vampire games? You'd think between VTM, Underworld, Blade, the Vampire Chronicles you'd have a ton of games, but no, they're scarce? Why is that? Do game developers seriously think there's not enough interest in vampires?                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Javokis on January 24, 2006, 12:10:00 am
                In Reply To #472
 
 Vampires are considered EVIL by most 'main stream' thinking. Most 'gamers' want to stick with the good guys.
 
                       

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Skinweaver on January 24, 2006, 12:34:00 am
                In Reply To #473
 
 I think the problem lies in a lack of good marketing.
 When was the last time you saw a TV commercial about a vampire game? It's all in the advertising.
 People love vampires. They flock to the movies and as we all probably know, they do play the games that are provided.
 
 Then of course we have a whole generation bred on FPS games who wouldn't touch a vampire based RPG with a ten foot pole because it doesn't include armoured Warthog attack vehicles...                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Javokis on January 24, 2006, 02:50:00 am
                In Reply To #474
 
 I totally disagree with that assumption.
 
 Again you blast people with a rather pompus perspective that I have come know from your intellectual superiority.
 
 I find it rather arrogant and offensive.
 
 As a gamer, who happens to like those war machine filled FPS games, I also take the time to play a good rp of redemption.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] TheVampireDante on January 24, 2006, 04:17:00 am
                In Reply To #475
 Yes, but you aren`t a leet speaking halfwit, are you?
 It`s those that refuse to even attempt speaking in a recognisable langauge that wouldn`t play a Vamp rpg.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Skinweaver on January 24, 2006, 05:05:00 am
                In Reply To #476
 
 Exactly my point.
 I'm just not as good at giving such a direct example.
 I'm an FPS gamer myself but I was directing the example toward the people whom I can honestly consider retarded without any sense of remorse.
 I'm not saying that all FPS gamers are morons. I'm just saying that a lot of morons play FPS.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on January 24, 2006, 06:09:00 am
                In Reply To #474
 Marketing...
 Who knows what would have happend if Activision somehow got a Jeanette clip into the Superbowl? How about her "I'm the finger down your spine"-line?
 
 Then again, they relied too much on Miss Voermans's appeal allready and it wasn't enough to advertize the game to the masses...                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] seaofshadows on January 24, 2006, 08:03:00 pm
                In Reply To #478
 Oh that would be a travesty. By now we know that a great many football fans out there are just plain lame, like the people who called in to complain about that tv commercial with T.O. and the woman from desperate housewives. Not even partial nudity to it and already they were racing to the phones. Really, as a football fan myself, I'm embarrassed by these sorts, and we could expect them to throw another hissy fit over the likes of Jeannette. Those kinds of fans ought to be watching synchronized swimming, not football. Please, people, go ahead and ridicule the U.S.'s foreign policy, but don't remind us how gutless people are in this country when it comes to sex.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Skinweaver on January 24, 2006, 08:44:00 pm
                In Reply To #479
 
 That particular thing always makes me laugh or at least smile wickedly.
 All the censorship and then the bombardment of the opposite is just lovely to observe from the outside.
 It's a cultural difference, I understand as much but one thing I can never understand:
 Why in the name of Satan are we Swedes portrayed in American media as one out of two stereotypes?
 Either the tall, blonde, curvy, sexcrazed woman or the primitive, mentally infantile, backwards man?
 Then there's the German accent we're given in 90% of the cases but I guess that's understandable considering how at least some part of the population seems to think that Swiss clocks are made in Sweden...
 Gah! Ranting again. I need to breathe deeply and step away from the keyboard before I hurt someone.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] seaofshadows on January 24, 2006, 08:58:00 pm
                In Reply To #480
 
Crazy-Legs posted:

 
 
 Why in the name of Satan are we Swedes portrayed in American media as one out of two stereotypes?
 Either the tall, blonde, curvy, sexcrazed woman or the primitive, mentally infantile, backwards man?
 

 
 Actually that's a good question, although you left out the stereotype that each and every one of you plays hockey. Though I'm not sorry about the swedish bikini team.
 http://www.swedishbikiniteam.com/                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Skinweaver on January 24, 2006, 09:38:00 pm
                In Reply To #481
 
 I am at a loss for words...
 
 By the way, "Helga" and the like aren't really overrepresented names where I come from.
 The last woman I saw with the name Ingrid was a nice old lady (who died, sadly).
 Stereotypes are bad. It's not like I'm under the impression that every American is some kind of guncrazy, poorly educated, inbred... I'll stop here.
 Sure, we do have tall, blonde, sexcrazed women (where are you, girls!?) and downright primitive guys but such actual representatives for the stereotypes portrayed by other countries are rarer than moonstones just as the guncrazed, poorly educated, inbred American does exist even though he's just as rare.
 There are stereotypes for every culture and with the diversity of the world it's not that unlikely that the people we consider typical (insert country/ethnic group/whatever here) acturally do exist.
 
 I didn't know about the hockey stereotype. That one is new to me!
 
 Oh, and I'm playing Guild Wars.
 There are indeed morons in the RPG genre too.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] quiller5840388 on January 24, 2006, 10:12:00 pm
                In Reply To #482
 Though I think it is Sweden where they are having problems with last names.  Like there are several thousand Ericssons in the Stockholm phonebook?  I was reading that they have a program encouraging couples to pick entirely new last names when they get married.  (The problem of course, is that the legacy of naming sons after their father's name means that popular first names lead to popular lastnames.  I believe in Iceland they still do patrilineal and matrilineal naming) (Note this is a similar reason to why Smith and Carter are common in English, as they stem from common job descriptions, which was a common designation to use when a person had no family name.  And we do get some patrilineal legacy in last names like Johnson as well.)
 
 I suppose if there is a hulking brute stereotype about Swedish men it would be because of the Viking connection.  I'd guess Sven is the most stereotypical Swedish name.
 
 I'd note that there may be a different stereotype to Swedes in the upper midwest, as that is where many of them settled.  (Note that my family is part-swedish from Wisconsin, and the Swedish part is the only part that I really know (my great-grandfather was born in Sweden)  Of course, these days we get most of our Swedish heritage in the food section of IKEA.)  Though I have spent so little time there, I couldn't name any (most of the things that come to mind are Norwegian, and mostly picked up from listening to The Prairie Home Companion).                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] seaofshadows on January 25, 2006, 08:15:00 pm
                In Reply To #482
 You mean you don't play hockey? Just kidding.
 
 But as for guncrazy, inbred, etc. We've actually got quite a few of those in my area. We have a trailer park down the road aways which is one of the most depressing things I've seen outside of public housing projects.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Brownie_SG on January 25, 2006, 08:30:00 pm
                "The Neverhood"
 Bow down to the greatest computer game ever made.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Skinweaver on January 25, 2006, 10:40:00 pm
                In Reply To #484
 
 And just the other day I saw a tall, blonde, curvy woman in a store. I have no idea wether or not she was sexcrazed.
 Anyway, there you have it.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Javokis on January 26, 2006, 12:47:00 am
                In Reply To #486
 
 Just tried out Battlefield 2. That game is addictive. I love running people over with my tank. I also like the way people fly in the air when I shoot the tank cannon at them. Hehe
 
 Though it is rather brutal to my desktop during exiting. I am using the demo so maybe the exiting issue was fixed in the full version...                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] krookedkid on January 26, 2006, 02:47:00 am
                i currently play Battlefield 2 also and i agree that it is addictive.  i love that game.  i've recently learned how to fly the helicopters with efficiency so it has a whole new aspect to it.  once i learn to fly the jets it will get even better.  if you like real-time strat games you would also enjoy commander mode.
 
 if you ever see "AA-Krooked" that is me.  me and a few buds of mine play together from time to time also.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] MoonMad:P on January 26, 2006, 03:59:00 am
                In Reply To #470
 
korriban posted:

 Stubbs the Zombie - Rebel Without a Pulse. It's awesome.
 

 
 Dirty little Pumpbots...
 
                         

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on January 26, 2006, 05:14:00 am
                Replaying Warcraft3.
 I'm about to kill ALL elves now.
 Oh joy!                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] krookedkid on January 26, 2006, 05:58:00 pm
                In Reply To #490
 i sometimes play warcraft 3 still also, but as much... actually i just play a mod called DOTA only now.  the regular ladder crap isnt anywhere near as good as starcraft in my opinion, even though it looks better.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on January 26, 2006, 06:28:00 pm
                In Reply To #491
 I used to be reasonably high ranked in TFT FFA.
 But that's a long time ago...                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Starrathiel on January 27, 2006, 02:14:00 pm
                In Reply To #1
 Hmm ..
 
 X-Men Legends II - Rise of Apocalypse.
 
 I completed it with the "Bruiser Brigade" and are currently
 running through it with the "Brotherhood of Evil". An
 interesting game, it is not that special but interesting.
 
 *End of Line*
 
                       

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] krookedkid on January 27, 2006, 04:07:00 pm
                i think i am going to start up another game of gta: san andreas soon.  it has to be one of the funnest games of all time in my opinion.  the soundtrack is nice, but you get to add your own music if you want to also... now only if they did that for all games.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] seaofshadows on January 27, 2006, 04:21:00 pm
                In Reply To #489
 I didn't know you could take screenshots in that game.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] MoonMad:P on January 27, 2006, 08:53:00 pm
                In Reply To #495
 The 'Print Screen' button works for everything/anything visible on screen at the time it's pressed - it's like universal copy.
 
 There's another screenshot further up in the thread where I was in the parking garage before the mall.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Dante_Malice on January 27, 2006, 09:20:00 pm
                In Reply To #496
 A rather uninteresting pic of my newest Guild Wars character. (Haven`t really played much recently).
 
 
 
 EDIT: Now playing Fahrenheit, fucking amazing game!
 Also Quake 4, cool so far..
 
 And lastly, Evil Dead: Regeneration, just for the hell of it. (plus I got it cheap).                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Javokis on January 30, 2006, 11:50:00 pm
                In Reply To #497
 
 Hmm.
 
 I can't get Fahrenheit demo to work on XP64. Damn, this OS sucks!                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Skinweaver on January 31, 2006, 04:21:00 pm
               
 I would be playing Arcanum but the damn installation won't start...                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on January 31, 2006, 06:53:00 pm
                Now playing: Warcraft3:The frozen throne single player.
 
 I can't believe Maiev Shadowsong and Patty are the same actress!                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Dante_Malice on January 31, 2006, 10:24:00 pm
                In Reply To #498
 Rainmoon, if it sucks so badly, why use it?                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Javokis on January 31, 2006, 10:40:00 pm
                In Reply To #501
 
 It's just temperary until I buy the full version of xp pro (32-bit).
 
 I'm only using this because it's a free trial version os for my pc.
 
 BTW: I have that same problem with arcanum as you do, crazy-legs. Can't install the bastard.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Skinweaver on February 01, 2006, 02:10:00 pm
                In Reply To #502
 
 As thus, we both need to rely on the charity of those lucky bastards who did manage to install it and can play it. Help, anyone?
 
 Sort of playing Guild Wars now. No one to play with, though so I need to cope with the loneliness by turning the corpses of those I kill into slaves... kind of neat.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Dante_Malice on February 01, 2006, 03:31:00 pm
                In Reply To #503
 Bone Horrors? Love those things, so useful!                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on February 01, 2006, 06:32:00 pm
                Anyone feeling in the mood for some WC3? Maybe we can meet in a private channel and then i personally pulverize you n00bs!
 
 Actually, i don't win so much in ladder games (The average level of skill on Bnet is really high!) but if you don't know how it's played i'll trash your ass.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] krookedkid on February 01, 2006, 07:36:00 pm
                In Reply To #505
 forget wc3 ladder matches.  the mods are where the real fun is.  the best one out there is dota, mainly because it gets updated every couple of months with new heroes, items and content.  its more fun than ladder because you control one hero and most matches are 5v5 with the computer controlling the foot soldiers.  i recommend it to anybody that likes blizzard games.
 
 if you want to check it out:  http://dota-allstars.com/                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] WastedWhiteBoy on February 01, 2006, 10:44:00 pm
                You could probably beat me EPO.  Back in the '04 Summer, I was actually getting pretty decent, but school came and I gave up the game because A-I didn't have Cable then, as I mainly played it at my dad's and I live with my mom, and B-I Was starting to develope something I really had never had before, something called a social life.  Had I continued playing, I honestly think I would have become pretty good.  Its been a VERY long time since I played a real game.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] quiller5840388 on February 02, 2006, 12:41:00 am
                In Reply To #503
 I'm pretty sure I put the disk in, and ran install and it installed, and then I played it.  I don't think my experiences are going to help you much.  Of course, I don't think I've reinstalled it, so if there is a problem with the last service pack for XP I might have trouble too.
 
 Oh, and current games are Fable: The Lost Chapter, and Civilization 4.  Though, since I went to an Anime convention this last weekend, I've been spending more time watching the DVDs I found for cheap than on my games for the moment.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Javokis on February 02, 2006, 02:13:00 am
                In Reply To #508
 
 Cheap animes, huh?
 
 Watcha get?
 
 Any Hentei?                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on February 02, 2006, 06:46:00 am
                In Reply To #507
 Usually, i play Free for all. Shure, the chanse of scoring a win is pretty low (especially when two of them start to bug you from the start!) but if you survive you climb the ranks FAST happy                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Nagloper on February 02, 2006, 08:28:00 am
                Ok I finally succumbed and got WoW. My friend has been pestering me about getting it cause now he can get my free game time that I can give to someone, and I can get his. The game looks nice, I guess the graphics haven't aged much and the main point about the game are the various mmorpg-aspects. Guess I'll be joining the horde as an orc or some other nasty critter.
 
 edit. Update, my first character is a troll warrior, have gotten it up to level 12 by now. The troll is nice but perhaps nicer would have been an undead warrior or warlock, they can cannibalize corpses for health.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] quiller5840388 on February 02, 2006, 06:52:00 pm
                In Reply To #509
 I get my hentai in downloaded games, I like my porn slightly more interactive.  It was kind of amusing that there were a couple of young girls who apparently missed the sign on a group of comics that said Hentai 18+ and got seriously embarrassed.  One of them then asked the other "What is Yuri?" (the sign said "yes we have Yuri, too"), I nearly answered her, but 1) did she really want to know? and 2) I'm self-conscious enough about looking like a child molestor when I'm a 35 yr old man walking around a convention full of half naked young women and girls without explaining girl on girl hentai to a pair of underage girls.
 
 I picked up a DVD of Rune Soldier, one of VanDread and one of Ranma at $8 a piece.  I also picked up the entirety of Chobits on 3 DVDs for $30, which has been taking up a good deal of my watching time, as I had bought them sight unseen.  (I had seen all of the other series before if not necessarily the particular episodes).  For the record, I found Chobits kind of interesting in the way that it started out like a harem comedy with several romantic interests, lots of nosebleed takes and stuff involving the main character's porn collection.  But at some part it started taking a dramatic turn, started pairing off the extraneous romantic interests with other characters and upped the romantic quotient.  Strangely, it hit its real ending and then finished up with 3 clip episodes reviewing pretty much the entire series, which really left it on a down note with me.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Broken_Noah on February 03, 2006, 02:41:00 am
                In Reply To #512
 Ah Anime Conventions. I haven't been in one for ages. I got alot of cool swags though from the last convention I went to plus a complete DVD of Trigun, Naruto ep. 1-150, Samurai Champloo ep. 1-20 something and a slew of OVAs for dirt-cheap prices.
 
 Playing The Longest Journey again. I just saw a couple of pics for MGS4. It appear the years have never been kind to Snake.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Javokis on February 05, 2006, 05:11:00 am
                In Reply To #513
 
 Ok, playing Diablo2 LoD Expansion again.
 
 Been awhile. I'm trying to build up a necromancer capable of fighting Diablo. My last necro was shitty and didn't stand a chance against Diablo - I spent too much time on concentrating on quantity rather than quality.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] WastedWhiteBoy on February 05, 2006, 02:55:00 pm
                A good way to beat eveyr difficulty with a necro is a build called the FIshymancer (dunno why) by some people.  Alternate between Raise Skeleton and Mastery till they are maxed, then max corpse explosion.  Then put some points into Summon Resist (I did at least).  From there on, you can be flexible with your skills, and can literally beat Hell Difficulty naked (May take awhile though)                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Javokis on February 05, 2006, 03:40:00 pm
                In Reply To #515
 
 I heard that the Iron Maiden curse works fairly well into part of that tactic.
 
 Corpse Explosion only hurts enemies, right?
 
 I've been reluctant to use it because I keep worrying whether I might end up hurting myself or my minions in the process of using it.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] REX46252087 on February 05, 2006, 07:53:00 pm
                Hey guys. I'm replaying Mafia.
 I love this game. Probably one of the best ever made. It's kinda like GTA and Driver, only much better and more realistic... and waayyy harder.
 So, has anyone ever played this game?
 
 P.S.: Did you know there was supposed to be a sequel? But for some reason they cancelled it.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Dante_Malice on February 05, 2006, 08:10:00 pm
                In Reply To #517
 Still playing:
 
 Morrowind
 Quake 4
 Fahrenheit
 Midnight nowhere
 Half-life (first one)
 Guild Wars
 
                       

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Nagloper on February 05, 2006, 08:28:00 pm
                In Reply To #517
 
 They cancelled the sequel to Mafia? Noooo....sniff. Great game with some of the best individual missions and voice work. I wonder if the upcoming Godfather will be any good. Czechs make good games.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Skinweaver on February 05, 2006, 08:29:00 pm
                In Reply To #517
 
 Mafia truly was a marvelous game. The fact that the sequal was cancelled hurts but just like the untimely, messy death of Troika, we have to accept it and move on...
 
 Playing Guild Wars. Going Monk. I guess I just like helping people.
 And I finally got Arcanum to work! Woo!                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Javokis on February 05, 2006, 11:29:00 pm
                In Reply To #517
 
REX posted:

 Hey guys. I'm replaying Mafia.
 I love this game. Probably one of the best ever made. It's kinda like GTA and Driver, only much better and more realistic... and waayyy harder.
 So, has anyone ever played this game?
 
 P.S.: Did you know there was supposed to be a sequel? But for some reason they cancelled it.

 
 Tried the demo. Yeah it's hard.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] WastedWhiteBoy on February 05, 2006, 11:58:00 pm
                Yep, Corpse Explosion only hurts enemies.  I only use it in Hell, as it deals 60-100% of their life transfered as damage, and in Hell the monsters have some massive life.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Broken_Noah on February 07, 2006, 07:22:00 am
                Stopped playing TLJ and started Onimusha III Demon Siege. Been trying to kill everything using only Hajiki Issen. Frickin' hard.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on February 07, 2006, 02:05:00 pm
                Update on WC3: Just been in a game with eight n00bs. Yes, myself included. I can't believe we still won it:
 
 -They all spoke Danish
 -One of them rushed in from the start and got slaughtered
 -Another one went out all by himself and left the rest alone
 -Three humans, and they all took a paladin
 
 And STILL it was a win in the end. Makes you wonder about the lack of skill on the other side.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] krookedkid on February 07, 2006, 02:32:00 pm
                In Reply To #524
 thats why i dont play ladder anymore.  playing with nubs and idiots is frustrating.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Nagloper on February 07, 2006, 06:00:00 pm
                Hmm, I feel like I'm spamming this thread, hope nobody is bothered. I'm still very much playing WoW and leveling my troll warrior. However, trouble ahead in the form of lack of time. With the game comes one month of free game time and I bought two more months on top of that. Now it looks that the next few months might be very busy for me and I'm actually having kinda second thoughts about another huge 'keep on doing those quests so you can progress' - type of game. GTA SA was that kind of game and although great fun most of the time it's also very time consuming.
 
 Guild Wars might have been a more flexible choice, maybe I should have gotten that instead.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] REX46252087 on February 07, 2006, 07:19:00 pm
                <white>In Reply To #514</white>
 
 Rainmoon wrote:
 <yellow>I'm trying to build up a necromancer capable of fighting Diablo. My last necro was shitty and didn't stand a chance against Diablo - I spent too much time on concentrating on quantity rather than quality</yellow>.
 
 You know Rainmoon, the first time I played Diablo 2 I chose the Necromancer. And just like you I spent too much experience points in a lot of stupid and worthless magics instead of properly developing just a few. So, when I was facing Diablo, the only way I could kill him was using Bone Spear (to attack) and Bone Armour (to defend), and evading him. My Golems didn't stand a chance. All my magics were based on having dead bodies around, like Corpse Explosion and Skeleton Mages. I even developed some magics I never used. I also played the game super fast because I wanted to get to the end as soon as possible. So Mr.Deadmeat (my Characters' name) was only at level 28, I think, when I defeated Diablo. Not a very strong character, I know.
 
 Killing Diablo wasn't so difficult. Mephisto was a bit harder to kill with my Necro. But I had some really hard time to kill Duriel. My Golems died instantly and he was always freezing me, which made using Bone Spear and running away to evade him very difficult. I was always returning to the City through a portal to heal myself.
 
 The second time I played as an Amazon (a.k.a. BowGirl). It was cool killing everybody from a distance. This character feels at home in the First Act.
 Then I tried the Sorceress (a.k.a. MagicWoman). This charcter has some really good magics, but their constant use made her somewhat boring after awhile.
 I also tried the Barbarian and the Paladin. Didn't like them much either.
 But I still think the Necromancer is the best character (if you wisely develop your magics, of course).
 
 BTW, what did you guys think of the Cow Level? It was really cool, in my opinion...cows everywhere. Although, with my Necro it was a bit too easy 'cause I let my Skeleton Mages and Golems kill a few and then used Corpse Explosion on the rest. And invoking a Fire Golem right in the middle of a bunch'o cows did some Fire damage to them.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Skinweaver on February 07, 2006, 07:20:00 pm
                In Reply To #526
 
 I wouldn't know the difference between WoW and GW since I've only played the latter due to my reluctance to pay for a game more than once but I like it.
 A tip though, beware the dyescammers. Don't you EVER sell black dye for any less than 7000. Of course, with my kindly disposition, I gave mine away for nothing. Stupid? Maybe. Generous? Hell yes.
 
 My Necromancer/Elementalist just hit lvl 19 and despite the mistake (should have gone Monk) it's still a good and capable character.
 I'm one of those intellectual players whom are frowned upon and generally disliked by the emoteabusing public but I know how to get the job done.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Javokis on February 07, 2006, 08:41:00 pm
                In Reply To #527
 
 Man I have the LoD expansion and the 1.10 patch and I must say, that patch seriously alters the game.
 
 Now you can only have 1 skeleton every 3 levels of skill points, but those skeletons are massively more powerful than ever before.
 
 So I maxed out my Skeleton Summoning to 20 and have only 8 skeletons max on my side with this patch, but they are vicious bastards. Unlike the prior versions of the game, these new versions have slaughtered every fiend I have encountered within seconds without taking a single loss. Their hitpoints have totally been raised along with their attack rating and defense levels, which now shows up on the skill info.
 
 I have 20 in summon skeleton and only 8 in mastery and each skeleton has a defense of 415 with attack rating of 415 plus 79-81 damage each unit. They all have 250+ hit points and all of them regenerate by themselves at what appears to be a rate of 15-20 hit points per second!
 
 I can see why you can only have 8 now. I can only imagine what will happen when I max out mastery. These guys will slaughter anything. I also love how the patch makes it so your skeletons will actually follow you throughout the chapters so I can actually go to an earlier chapter to grab my skeletons and then travel to a later chapter.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] quiller5840388 on February 07, 2006, 10:06:00 pm
                In Reply To #527
 I'm fond of the druid, I just love going werebear with the Maul skill.  Don't know if it would take me to hell difficulty, but I've never stuck with one character that long anyways.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Javokis on February 07, 2006, 10:17:00 pm
                In Reply To #530
 
 I have beaten Diablo with the barbarian once, but that was about it. Never got to hell mode either.
 
 But I did get pretty far on the 5th chapter before I found out my barbarian is too weak to continue affectively.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Broken_Noah on February 08, 2006, 02:48:00 am
                Level 75 Concentrator 1.10 version. Synergies rule. Never had problem with higher difficulties.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] REX46252087 on February 08, 2006, 06:08:00 pm
                Did any of you ever go to the Secret Cow Level in Diablo 2?
 
 BTW, do you guys know why this level was developed at all? When Diablo 1 was the game everybody was talking about, rumors began that there was a Cow Level. On the Internet there was the saying that clicking a thousand times on a cow or giving a cow an enormous amount of money would open a portal to this Level.
 So, in Diablo 2, the devs implemented the Cow Level.
 
 Blizzard got so harassed and bugged by the players that in StarCraft there is a cheat called -There is no cow level- .                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Javokis on February 08, 2006, 10:59:00 pm
                In Reply To #533
 
 I haven't tried the cow level yet, but I have heard that rumor and have also read the history behind why Blizzard made the cow level in part 2.
 
 Kind of funny. heh                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] krookedkid on February 09, 2006, 12:41:00 am
                the cow level isn't that secret... i think its boring though.  its good to farm with though, so its not completely useless.  they might have changed it though because its been a long time since i've played d2:lod.  that game is addictive and fun though, but its also kind of old now.  
 
 a similar game, sacred, is supposed to be pretty good too... you can play as a vampire, seraphim, mage and other stuff as well.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Skinweaver on February 09, 2006, 07:26:00 am
               
 Playing Arcanum now.
 There is something special about taking down an orc with a hunting rifle...                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Javokis on February 09, 2006, 10:25:00 pm
                In Reply To #536
 
 OK... how you get it installed? Care to share?                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Skinweaver on February 10, 2006, 04:00:00 am
                In Reply To #537
 
 That's just way too embarassing.
 It was very late, I don't drink coffee and thus, I put the "play" CD in instead of the "install" one.
 Naturally, nothing happened.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on February 10, 2006, 05:51:00 pm
                I started another game of Bloodlines, planning to go trough it as a Nossie for the first time. All went fine until i reached Santa Monica beach and my rat girl saw the fire.
 Suddenley she realized how horrible she had to look forever afterwards, so she just jumped on top of the firewood untill her hidious form was cleansed from this world in a blaze of glory.
 
 I can't stand being a Noss, but at least i played this one with a sense of drama.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Nagloper on February 10, 2006, 09:33:00 pm
                Just a thought that came when playing WoW, what if the Troika-people (kinda like the Village people) had been given a chance to do the quests in WoW? Or better yet, given a possibility to make a large MMORPG? Maybe NWN 2 will be something like that with some of the  Troika guys in Obsidian now.
 
 Questing is nice and I think the Troika guys are the best mission makers. Best story writers or something like that.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] bogj on February 10, 2006, 09:37:00 pm
                I just got fable the lost chapters.
                       

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Javokis on February 10, 2006, 10:35:00 pm
                In Reply To #538
 
Crazy-Legs posted:

 In Reply To #537
 
 That's just way too embarassing.
 It was very late, I don't drink coffee and thus, I put the "play" CD in instead of the "install" one.
 Naturally, nothing happened.

 
 That's what we've been doing wrong THIS WHOLE FUCKING TIME!?
 
 Ugh...                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] MoonMad:P on February 11, 2006, 09:03:00 am
                In Reply To #536
 
Crazy-Legs posted:

 
 Playing Arcanum now.
 There is something special about taking down an orc with a hunting rifle...

 
 Enjoy learning to be persuasive from a Prostitute, Madame, and then a Politician.
 
 I could never bring myself to finish that game. I'm up to finding the old clan's (forget the name) mountain base before you open the portal to where ever it is. Make sure you get the dog in your party - he comes in handy.
 
 Playing Stubbs the Zombie again on Insane difficulty at the moment.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Skinweaver on February 11, 2006, 10:33:00 am
                In Reply To #542
 
 I don't know.
 It's what I did wrong but I don't know about you.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Ukyo777 on February 11, 2006, 11:47:00 am
                <red>I'm playing Neverwinter. I just started the last chapter.
 I'm gonna start a new game of Bloodlines with VV after I'm finished. happy </red>                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on February 11, 2006, 02:56:00 pm
                Breaking news: I just bought Guild Wars!
 Unfortunateley, i have many manuals to read first so i won't be on line today.
 
 I think i'm going to bring Rhona the Salubri to life...
 How about Primary monk and secondary necromancer?
 
 
                         

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Skinweaver on February 11, 2006, 03:10:00 pm
                In Reply To #546
 
 Considering the life stealing ability of the vampire, Necromancer Blood Magic would be a good pick. Just stay away from minions. That's more of a Tzimisce thing.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Dante_Malice on February 11, 2006, 04:41:00 pm
                In Reply To #547
 So, I should look out for a Rhona at some point then?
 
 Got a last name to go with that, or are you going to use Salubri?                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on February 12, 2006, 06:44:00 am
                In Reply To #548
 Se lives! And i could make her look pretty much the way i had her in my mind. happy
 I named her "Rhona the Salubri",but i'm wrestling with the controls right now. This will take a wile to learn...
 
 Btw: I made a "Camarilla Legacy" clan with the sign "KIN".
 If anyone here is into GW, maybe we can team up someday?                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] TheVampireDante on February 13, 2006, 10:51:00 pm
                In Reply To #549
 If I gain a few levels and actually sort out a playing timetable I might give it a go. But I`d be wasting time at my current level and status.
 
 Are you still pre-searing?                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] munchies.Trooper on February 13, 2006, 11:30:00 pm
                In Reply To #549
 I play guild wars. But my wife would kill me if I left her guild that she has. But if you want to group some time let me know.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] bogj on February 13, 2006, 11:49:00 pm
                In Reply To #551
 John Wayne Gacy as your profile image???!!!                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] munchies.Trooper on February 14, 2006, 12:04:00 am
                In Reply To #552
 The picture is off a album from a group that I listen to. Plus it fit for the title that I have.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Ukyo777 on February 14, 2006, 02:21:00 am
                <red>I finished NWN today. I'm thinking of going online for multiplayer, but I want to know something first.
 Can you play with different characters online or you can register just one character? I know it's kinda like registering at any site with username and password, bla, bla...But, I wanna know if I can register more than one character.</red>                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Signothorn on February 14, 2006, 02:47:00 am
                In Reply To #554
 
 I'm playing Evil Dead: Regeneration for the second time. The story is pretty linear so it's not as satisfying. However I am concentrating more on unlocking extras because they are pretty decent.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Javokis on February 14, 2006, 03:30:00 am
                In Reply To #555
 
 I just got done beating diablo2 LoD with the necro. Man that 1.10 patch really makes the necro very strong.
 
 The only boss I had trouble with was diablo, himself. Baal wasn't actually all that hard.
 
 I tried out the Freedom Force vs the 3rd Reich demo. It appears to have a story teller based multiplayer feature.
 
 Interesting.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] krookedkid on February 14, 2006, 05:54:00 am
                i just loaded up gta:SA again.  wooohoooo!  this is so reminiscient of my childhood in the 90's.  the music, they atmosphere, the people.  i am in love with this game.  paper street for life homie... paper str. OG coming thru.  memories are lovely.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on February 14, 2006, 06:23:00 am
                In Reply To #550
 No,its all burned down now. Maybe i should have stayed in the "tutorial" a wile longer. (man, it's shurely a BIG intro)
 In Reply To #551
 If you post your name here (no spelling errors plz) i can add you to the friends list.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Skinweaver on February 14, 2006, 08:40:00 am
                In Reply To #558
 
 You probably should have. I usaually don't leave until I'm lvl 9 but I'm working on changing that rule with my new Monk. Going to kill Charr in Post Searing for the XP loss, effectively negating it.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] TheVampireDante on February 14, 2006, 03:13:00 pm
                In Reply To #559
 Yeah, I made that mistake, The character I have now is only lvl 5 and is after the searing. What a fuck up.
 
 I would start another and stay pre-searing, but I`d probably end up leaving it and going back to my normal one.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] WastedWhiteBoy on February 14, 2006, 04:04:00 pm
                Currently, Hitman 2-Silent Assassin.  PLaying through on proffesional.  Doing my best to get Silent Assassin, though I'm on mission four and only got it on the first (Anathema)                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] REX46252087 on February 14, 2006, 06:07:00 pm
                In Reply To #^561
 
 Hitman 2 is a lot of fun. This game actually offers us the possibility to be a Silent Assassin instead of a Bloodbath Murderer, like many other games. Although this makes it a bit more difficult. But it never gets boring using this method of gameplay. Which is enhanced by the great variety of weapons and different playgrounds. There's even Katanas and Ninjas in there.
 
 I really like Mr.47's outfit: Black suit and a red tie. And the interior of his jacket is also red.
 To kill or not to kill? To kill but with style.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Skinweaver on February 14, 2006, 06:45:00 pm
                In Reply To #560
 
 What's your alias, anyway? Might be fun to see you around.
 As everyone here might have guessed already, I don't have much of a life and I play pretty often.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on February 14, 2006, 06:53:00 pm
                In Reply To #563
 (memorizing)
 
 I tought it was "Dante Darkwytche" but i'm not shure of the spelling.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] TheVampireDante on February 14, 2006, 07:15:00 pm
                In Reply To #564
 I have:
 
 Dante Darkewytche. Necro/Mes. (Mostly I`ll be playing with this character). lvl 6 only, this is the one I made a mistake with, should have stayed pre-searing.
 
 Last known location Piken Square, I was going to Yak`s bend (Alone)and got my ass handed to me by a group of Charr. So I went back to Piken and stopped for a while.
 
 Violet Grimm. Necro/E. (New girl). lvl 2
 
 Still pre-searing, Ascalon city. (Don`t think I`ll be playing much with this one.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] munchies.Trooper on February 15, 2006, 03:58:00 am
                In Reply To #558
 I have been mainly Playing a character by the name of Alora Moonfrost lvl 16war/rng.
  I think I logged her at Droknar's Forge or Lions Arch.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Grendel8101 on February 17, 2006, 01:13:00 pm
                I'm broke (paying for a new truck) so I'm re-playing F.E.A.R.  I hope Monolith makes an expansion pack for this sometime soon.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Javokis on February 19, 2006, 09:11:00 pm
                In Reply To #567
 
 I just beat doom3. w00t
 
 I'm thinking about modding it. Seems easy to mod. I already tweaked the weapons to show a flashlight effect. It appears that flashlight modding is the first thing every doom3 modder learns. hehe
 
 I didn't know doom3 has a 3rd person view in it. Pretty cool.
 
 I might get heavy with it and try to add an rp feel to it. I wonder if there's a way to get single player to work in multiplayer... that would be awesome.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] TheVampireDante on February 19, 2006, 09:17:00 pm
                In Reply To #568
 I think someone tried to do that a while ago on PlanetDoom, never really went anywhere though and I haven`t checked back there in about four months, so maybe it`s still going?
 
 and the flashlight mod was the first thing to be modded for the game.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Javokis on February 20, 2006, 05:30:00 am
                In Reply To #569
 
 Whoa. Doom3 is so much easier to map for than Redemption. It's like night and day difference.
 
 I think I'll make maps for Doom3 for now on. You can build the map while the game is running and exporting is considerably faster.
 
 All the tools are pre-built into the game. You pretty much have everything you need without having to download stuff off the internet. I find the particle maker to be awesome, but it can be buggy if you tweak it the wrong way. heh
 
 You can also adjust model's target points in-game too. That is just awesome.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Skinweaver on February 20, 2006, 05:34:00 am
               
 Guild Wars as usual. Damn addictive.
 Made a Mesmer/Necro who kind of not at all looks kind of like me but really doesn't.
 Named him after myself too but with a Gaelic twist. I'm weird that way.
 
 And I tried to write a story based on the first missions in Bloodlines so I've been playing those too.
 The story sucked.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on February 20, 2006, 09:03:00 am
                In Reply To #571
 Speaking of Guild wars: I made a big long walk trough the mountains and found myself a cosy little cave with a skilltrainer living in it. Altough it is a "public" place, there was absoluteley no one to be found when i first walked in, tough the next time there where a few guys of a guild having a private party. A place to hide from those lvl 20's with a merc attitude! happy                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Skinweaver on February 20, 2006, 09:26:00 am
                In Reply To #572
 
 It's a nice place.
 Sometime you just have to get away from all the "running to..." and WTB and WTS halfwits.
 Of course, sometimes you run into people with the same idea of privacy but they almost always abuse that opportunity for emotebased reproductive acts...
 When that happens, I prefer the company of the monsters.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Ukyo777 on February 20, 2006, 11:43:00 am
                In Reply To #573
 
Crazy-Legs posted:

 
 When that happens, I prefer the company of the monsters.

 
 <red>And why not: "When that happens, I make minced meat out of them!" ???</red>                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Skinweaver on February 20, 2006, 11:52:00 am
                In Reply To #574
 
 PvP settings.
 There's no way I can harm them so I have to flee into the wilds. If I could, I'd break the happy two in three and raise them as minions just to spite them but that's not an option in public areas...
 
 I've also been playing Age of Empires III.
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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on February 20, 2006, 02:06:00 pm
                In Reply To #575
 I still think getting surrounded by six snow ettins is a bigger headache.Not to mention the minotaurs.
 
 And Anvil rock looks nice...                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] seaofshadows on February 20, 2006, 04:29:00 pm
                Need For Speed: Most Wanted. The police chases are exhilarating.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Signothorn on February 21, 2006, 05:18:00 pm
                In Reply To #577
 
 I loaded up F.E.A.R. last night. It's pretty good and the graphics are tight.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] MooCHa2 on February 21, 2006, 05:39:00 pm
                In Reply To #577
 
 Most wanted is a Awesome game. I also love the police chases.
 
 Josie Maran is Hubba Hubba happy  
 
 It's a shame you can't pick her as your Ride LoL.
 
 Regards...                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Grendel8101 on February 23, 2006, 12:15:00 am
                Started playing Neverwinter Nights, not sure how long it'll last- I hate point and click movement.
 
 [added Feb 25 2006  1:24PM]
 
 UPDATE: NwN rules.  You may now return to your regularly scheduled posting.
 
 [added Feb 26 2006  6:10PM]
 
 [gasp] 2-day...Neverwinter Nights bing...can't...can't...I just can't loot anymore shit!  There's so much shit to loot!  So many containers, everywhere, and they all have shit in them to loot.  I can't do it anymore.  I need to sleep.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Broken_Noah on February 28, 2006, 10:48:00 pm
                Finished Onimusha III and tried playing my older games. Let's see:
 
 Resident Evil - Doesn't work.
 Resident Evil 2 Platinum - The Leon scenario doesn't work, the Claire however does for some strange reason.
 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 - It may work if I can find an early version of Bink. It worked before but after reinstalling my OS it just hangs. Really strange.
 Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver - Doesn't work. Maybe it would but I have to sacrifice a child or something.
 Full Throttle - It works but the sound's all screwed up.
 Tomb Raider Gold - Perish the thought.
 Captain Claw - I'm installing it right now but the CD's all scratchy and it would be a miracle if it does finish its installation.
 The Elder Scrolls: Battlespire - Doesn't work.
 
 *Sigh* I just realized that I'd probably end up with a collection of coasters.
 
 All my old Hentai games - For some odd reason, my PC loves pr0n as every single one of them works - ok, some I have to set the compatibility but other than that they work flawlessly.
 
 
                       

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Ukyo777 on March 01, 2006, 12:36:00 am
                <red>WC3 TFT, I just finished ROC. Awesome game. I used to play WC2 back when I had Playstation.</red>                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] MoonMad:P on March 01, 2006, 05:10:00 am
                In Reply To #581
 
Zoe posted:

 Full Throttle - It works but the sound's all screwed up.
 

 
 Try Scummvm. All my old Lucas arts games work beautifully with it - even Dott that didn't sound right in the first place.
 
 Playing XIII again.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Skinweaver on March 01, 2006, 11:27:00 am
                In Reply To #580
 
 There's acturally a little joke in the dialouge of Kingmaker about how the main character (you of course) might have OCD because of his/her constant looting of containers...
 
 Guild Wars is too addictive.
 My Necromancer Xsin just Ascended last night.
 My little girl... I'm so proud I could vomit...                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] ItBurns35309321 on March 01, 2006, 01:19:00 pm
                In Reply To #584
 If guild wars is anything like DAOC you should be able to turn off comunication channels.  I can turn off emote messages, personal messages, generic speach, etc.  In extreme cases I can /ignore *playername*.  I've got to imagine gw has some kind of options like that.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] krookedkid on March 01, 2006, 01:53:00 pm
                guild wars is sorta boring in my opinion.  maybe because i played it a lot in the beta testing crap.  the only part i really like about it is the multiplayer aspect.  i might load it up again one of these days because the graphics are nice and all, but the gameplay gets dull quickly in my opinion.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] ItBurns35309321 on March 01, 2006, 06:07:00 pm
                In Reply To #586
 Well once you've played a few mmorpg the PvE grind becomes tiresome but the first time thru its a thrill because its all new.  I've played Earth and Beyond, Dark Age of Camelot, City of heroes, and The Matrix and stuck with DAOC because its the only one that has something besides the PvE grind.  Yes the grind is still there and some times an epic PvE raid can be fun but the most fun is had against other human players - I could fill up pages with the keep stands I've made with walls battered down and hoards of evil Albs attempting to dig us out of the Lords room but failing.  Even the epic failures can be fun - once me on my Bard and a guild mate on her Hero stood off a ravening hoard of Midgard players.  Took them an hour to kill us - was a glorious death!                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on March 02, 2006, 05:21:00 am
                In Reply To #586
 The best AND worst part of GW is the fact that your characters can never become demi-Gods.
 
 You die so often there are even skils that REQUIRE you to die to make use of them.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Skinweaver on March 02, 2006, 08:20:00 am
                In Reply To #588
 
 Been used as a source for a minion by a Necro lately?
 I kind of got that impression.
 
 For some reason there are people that take offense at being used like that. I say corpses are corpses.
 If you're dead but can still be useful, don't whine when I do my thing. After all, in the end it's my doing that we win against the hordes when I outnumber the uglies with my little guys despite the fact that both the Warrior and Monk died a minute ago. Woo for Necros!                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] TheVampireDante on March 02, 2006, 02:54:00 pm
                In Reply To #589
 Yeah, I got blasted by some little geek in my hunt party the other day because I pulled a bone horror out of his corpse, he wouldn`t shut up about it.
 
 I decided to go back to henchies for a while, less complaining from them...                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Lavrenti on March 02, 2006, 04:27:00 pm
                Star Wars: Empire at War
 
 Pretty good game with both good land and space battles, but the strategic part could have been more elaborate.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Grendel8101 on March 02, 2006, 06:48:00 pm
                Neverwinter Nights is still robbing my life (such as it is).  Thinking about firing up Jade Empire next, I'm on a total Bioware fix right now.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on March 02, 2006, 06:58:00 pm
                In Reply To #590
 How strange: You convert the flesh and bones of an ally into a minion and still there is enough left to recycle them.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] REX46252087 on March 04, 2006, 07:57:00 pm
                Hey everyone. I just finished playing ENCLAVE. The PC version. Ever heard of it? This game was originally developed for the X-Box and later converted for the PC users.
 
 The story is the neverending struggle between Good and Evil. First you play as one of the good guys. Then you have the opportunity to experience the same story from the other side.
 
 The gameplay is similar to 'Rune' or 'Blade of Darkness' only much better. On the left hand you can use a Sword or an Axe, and on the right you can carry a shield to protect yourself. Each mouse button corresponds to one of these items, so when you see an enemy with a Bow you just have to block his attacks with the shield and approach, then when you get close enough use your weapon to attack. Really cool. You can also choose a character that is good with Bows and Crossbows, but then you can't use any shields. The game has several characters, all with their advantages and disadvantages. Each character can only equip the weapons they know how to use. For example, you can't equip a Sorceress with a Sword. They use Staffs to enhance their magical powers. And the Knight doesn't use magic. You get the idea?
 
 The graphics are awesome, even today, (the game came out in the Year of our Lord 2003) especially if you choose the Sorceress or the Druid for example, and see how they use their powers. Some Axes and Swords do also a ground attack that delivers damage to anyone nearby and have a great graphical splatter effect. There's even a FlameSword, it's all engulfed in flames. Really cool, visually.
 
 But, I guess the game didn't sell so well. It was supposed to be converted to the GameCube and never was. The sequel was cancelled, and I did never even heard of it if it wasn't for a friend of mine. Too bad. It's actually pretty good.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] MoonMad:P on March 05, 2006, 06:07:00 am
                Just got back to an old savegame of Afterlife.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Broken_Noah on March 05, 2006, 09:24:00 am
                In Reply To #594
 
 I played the demo of Enclave, as you said it's kinda like Rune and Severance (Blade of Darkness) and I do remember the game has sweet graphics though I was put off by the demo as I find my character often stuck within the environment - the running animation loops ad infinitum as he is glued to a wall/crate/whatever.
 
 Replaying Indigo Prophecy right now.Oh, and hey MoonMad thanks for directing me to Scummvm.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Javokis on March 05, 2006, 05:44:00 pm
                In Reply To #596
 
 Playing Resident Evil 4. Damn, that's hard. It's real easy to come to a point where you can not progress due to lack of ammo.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] quiller5840388 on March 05, 2006, 07:55:00 pm
                In Reply To #597
 Yeah, it is kind of weird that you can buy guns from the merchant guy, but no ammo.  You've got to make sure you keep some powerful weapon ammo around for the really tough guys (facing chainsaw wielding maniacs without enough shotgun shells gets you in trouble).  If you are getting low, you can try to shoot them until they bend over then go up and execute the kick action.
 
 Oh, and for my game playing, I've finished a game of Fable and Demonstone and picked up and played through a good bit of Psychonauts.  I picked up Devil May Cry 3, but it may just be too difficult for me, though I've come close to getting by the first boss on Easy mode a couple of times once I read a walkthrough... and apparently the first boss is a regular opponent later on, gack!  I'm also kind of wishing there was a difficulty between Warlord and Noble in Civ IV as I find Warlord too easy, but Noble puts me on such an even footing as everyone else that a poor starting position or a few missteps can put me in an unrecoverable position.  (I played a game as the Mongols and managed to not start out near enough to a horse resource, that sucked, and the Romans outteched me so badly that they completed the Apollo Program when I had just gotten Infantry.)
                       

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on March 06, 2006, 02:29:00 pm
                Finally managed to kick Galrath's ass.
 I'm pretty happy now.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] seaofshadows on March 06, 2006, 08:53:00 pm
                I'm "doing" 25 to Life right now. Actually I don't see why it got such low ratings. I think it's pretty cool, especially the jail break scene. I can't help thinking that some of these games are just too "ghetto" for these yuppy reviewers. I also don't see why this is so controversial. Yeah, you kill cops, but you also kill a lot of gang members, etc. Hell, damn near everybody gets killed in this game. Plus it's a dirty cop who's the main villain.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Javokis on March 07, 2006, 01:55:00 am
                In Reply To #600
 
 I kind of got the hang of RE4. I figured that it seems best to buy NEW weapons as they become available rather than continously upgrade existing weapons.
 
 Though there is one upgrade that seems to work well, which is the TMP ammo capacity. It's always good to add more capacity to the TMP.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] munchies.Trooper on March 08, 2006, 12:39:00 am
                Still playing guild wars, just started a monk/necro. I have been thinking about finishing the module I started for nwn.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Javokis on March 08, 2006, 01:46:00 am
                In Reply To #602
 
 Ok, now I'm pissed off at RE4. That is way too fucking hard.
 
 I am just going to put it in its case, shelf it, and let it collect dust. They should have added an easy mode for us less HARDCORE gamers.
 
 ...fucking rediculous.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] seaofshadows on March 08, 2006, 03:55:00 pm
                In Reply To #603
 Amen to that. In 25 to Life they Easy, Normal, Hard and OMFG levels. In Twisted Metal 3 or 4 they actually had a Creampuff level. Just right.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Skyra_to_Hollow on March 08, 2006, 07:49:00 pm
                Creampuff...fuckin sweet.  Today I picked up HL2 (game of the year edition, which includes CS:Source) and I'll give it a spin this weekend.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Nagloper on March 09, 2006, 12:05:00 pm
                Besides WoW I've tested some little games from the site Home of the Underdogs.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on March 09, 2006, 01:22:00 pm
                Yes! Finally managed to ascend my salubri in Guild wars! Strangely enough she DID commit suicide in a way.
 
 
 Facing something with the same skills and stats as yourself may seem impossible, but you can trick it into doing something stupid like giving it a vampiric melee skill that sacrifces healt wile it uses a ranged weapon.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] WotanAnubis on March 10, 2006, 12:50:00 pm
                Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines: Gunslinging Ventrues rock!
 
 Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean: Xelha, Savyna and Lyude rock!
 
 Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising: Everybody rocks! Except Sturm.
                       

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] MoonMad:P on March 11, 2006, 04:43:00 am
                In Reply To #605
 
Skyra to Hollow posted:

 Today I picked up HL2 (game of the year edition, which includes CS:Source) and I'll give it a spin this weekend.

 
 Steam is a bit of a Pain. I'm intersted to know what someone else that played Bloodlines first thought of it.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Javokis on March 11, 2006, 05:16:00 am
                In Reply To #609
 
 I tried the demo of HL2.
 
 I like Doom3/FEAR graphics better.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Skyra_to_Hollow on March 11, 2006, 06:00:00 am
                HL2 runs as well on my notebook (1.4 GHz, 768MB RAM, Radeon 9200) as Bloodlines does on my desktop (3.2GHz, 1.25GB RAM, GeForce 6600).
 1024x768 with max settings churns out around 30fps, even in large outdoor areas.  HL2 seems to scale better, load times are far shorter, and stuttering only occurs during the autosaves (which are positioned between firefights to avoid frustrating deaths).  It uses physics far more intuitively.  I was impressed by the ragdoll physics, and how the helicopter kicks up dust and debris.  Character animations -- especially the facial animations -- are more lifelike, and I like how the dialogue and eye contact are smooth and believable no matter where you are during the conversation.  Extremely well polished.  Two thumbs way the hell up.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] quiller5840388 on March 11, 2006, 06:00:00 am
                In Reply To #610
 I've been playing Psychonauts recently.  One of the more engrossing games I've actually played for a while, though I'm not sure I can pinpoint why.  Part of it is that it has some of the most varied areas of any game I've ever played.  Some of them are like entirely new games, as each one is a different mind.  So one level takes place entirely on a cube floating in space, another one has a guy playing a wargame against Napoleon Bonaparte and you play on three different levels of zoom, a third one is a dank and dingy cave.  And they have stunning art design.  I just finished playing through the level that has a design entirely based on black velvet paintings.  Everything is black and neon.  Another one is kind of 60's lounge with psychedelic colors.  And then there is the messed up suburbia of the conspiracy theorist.
 
 The humor is good too, but it remembers that while its hero is precocious he is a 10 year old boy.  (At one point he is getting a bit of a memory leak from the subject he has entered and he say something like "Wow this reminds me of my high school days... wait, I'm only 10, what high school days?")
 
 Some of the fights are pretty memorable.  In one of them, your opponent can see in the dark and kills all the lights, so you have to use clairvoyance to see through her eyes, and you have to do the rest of the fight looking through her eyes but controlling your movements.  Another fight is against the blueprint of a tank.
 
 And it melds the action game and puzzle game pretty well.  There have been a couple of times that I've floundered on what to do, but there is a guy you can ask for hints when you feel stumped and he will often give you enough to go on.
 
 Excellent game, though I've got the PS2 version, and from playing with the demo on my PC, I'd recommend using a controller if you play via PC.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Skyra_to_Hollow on March 11, 2006, 06:16:00 am
                My fiance picked up Psychonauts for the PC last summer.  I didn't install it until November or so, and I played as far as the training mission where that nutjob General has you jumping from flagpole to flagpole to scale a big wall.  I tried to get up that wall for 15 minutes or so, then opted to play Doom 3 instead.  Is there a trick to climbing that wall, or am I just bad at timing jumps?  Everything you said about is right on; the artistic variety is pretty sweet, and I look forward to getting further in it.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Javokis on March 11, 2006, 05:59:00 pm
                In Reply To #611
 
Skyra to Hollow posted:

 HL2 runs as well on my notebook (1.4 GHz, 768MB RAM, Radeon 9200) as Bloodlines does on my desktop (3.2GHz, 1.25GB RAM, GeForce 6600).
 1024x768 with max settings churns out around 30fps, even in large outdoor areas.  HL2 seems to scale better, load times are far shorter, and stuttering only occurs during the autosaves (which are positioned between firefights to avoid frustrating deaths).  It uses physics far more intuitively.  I was impressed by the ragdoll physics, and how the helicopter kicks up dust and debris.  Character animations -- especially the facial animations -- are more lifelike, and I like how the dialogue and eye contact are smooth and believable no matter where you are during the conversation.  Extremely well polished.  Two thumbs way the hell up.

 
 Agreed. HL2 is a good game.
 
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 BTW: I do not like PC games that require a controller. If they are going to make a conversion to the PC plateau, they should make sure that it takes propper advantage of keyboard and mouse, otherwise I'll stick to its console version.
 
 I find the use of a controller for the PC to be annoying. That's why I avoid games like Obscure, Silent Hill, Final Fantasy, and Resident Evil games for the PC.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] bogj on March 12, 2006, 01:39:00 am
                I got the diablo battle chest recently.  I can understand diablo because its a pretty old game, but diablo 2 is exactly like diablo.  You think they could have made some improvements but they didnt.  Its the same grinding repetitive tiresome game.  The graphics suck and the gameplay is boring.  In fact, they took the same game and just spread it around a much larger area, oh boy!  I'm going to finish diablo 2 because I bought the damn thing and want to get my money's worth but I would strongly recommend NOT to buy it.
                       

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Javokis on March 12, 2006, 01:42:00 am
                In Reply To #615
 
 Each to there own.
 
 I feel that Diablo2 actually has BETTER graphics and much more features than its older counterpart.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] quiller5840388 on March 12, 2006, 03:19:00 am
                In Reply To #613
 With the flag poles you just turn in the direction you are going to want to jump in, hold down in the direction until you are swinging completely around the pole and jump while your swing takes you up.  I generally seem to spin around the pole 3 times before jumping off unless it is a time limited series of jumps, a habit I picked up while playing Prince of Persia.  I think I do it just to be sure my jump is timed right.
 
 If you don't like using controllers on PC games (and I'm pretty much the same way) then I'd only get a console version. I don't play FPS games on consoles and I don't play platformers on PCs as a general rule.  I got through the demo on the PC with my keyboard, but it convinced me I wanted to get it on my PS2 instead.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Skinweaver on March 12, 2006, 09:38:00 am
               
 Just waiting around for my preordered Collectors Edition of Oblivion. Will the torture never end?                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Broken_Noah on March 13, 2006, 03:19:00 am
                In Reply To #618
 
 *Sigh* I doubt my old warhorse of a rig could handle Oblivion's glory. Playing Dragonshard - this game is only D&D by virtue of name alone. There's next to nothing in terms of roleplaying. Plays like a WarCraft mod. I don't think I'd play this for long. I'd go back to Dawn of War for an RTS fix. Liquid looked like a promising developer when they made Battle Realms. After War of the Ring and Dragonshard, I'm getting the impression that Liquid's  initial success is a fluke.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Nagloper on March 13, 2006, 10:45:00 am
                The sea, the ganja, what else could a troll need? Oh yea, epic sword would be nice....
 
 Here's  my trusty ol' WoW-character called Nagloper.
 
 I have fangs but I don't suck blood. Except nelf (night elf) blood. Oh yea and gnome blood. Damn those gnomes.
 
 Editz. Ok, the trouble was with this board, not Photobucket. Damn anyway.
 
 
                       

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on March 17, 2006, 01:11:00 pm
                Still trying to complete Guild Wars. The end is near now tough and i picked up all kinds of neat skillies.
 
 Bonus:Near the end you can take the girl from the box cover with you as an elite necro henchie. happy                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] MoonMad:P on March 17, 2006, 11:58:00 pm
                In Reply To #619
 You could always get the mobile phone version :P                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Grendel8101 on March 19, 2006, 04:24:00 am
                Finally finished Neverwinter Nights.  Jesus-fucking Christ that was the longest game I've ever played.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] krookedkid on March 19, 2006, 04:35:00 am
                In Reply To #623
 have you played the xpansions?  shadow of undrentide is pretty short, but hord of the underdark is long.  regardless it was a very enjoyable game.  i cant wait for NwN 2!  awww yea!                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] bogj on March 20, 2006, 12:38:00 am
                I just got fable not too long ago.  Its pretty good but I wouldnt say great.  I loved morrowind but everything you do in that game, even getting from a to b, is a major effort.  How is NWN?  I hated diablo 2, but loved both VTM games.  Do you guys think I will like NWN?  I was planning on getting it.
                       

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Broken_Noah on March 20, 2006, 06:38:00 am
                In a nutshell it's a dungeon crawl much like Diablo. It's coated with a storyline but still all quests (most?) necessitate that you kill all manners of monsters that litter the D&D world. I think it's more like IceWind Dale rather than Baldur's Gate and if that sounds good to you then you may like it. Oh, and even if you don't like the offical game there's a ton of user made modules that are excellent themselves.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] bogj on March 20, 2006, 04:12:00 pm
                In Reply To #626
 I played star wars galaxies and I learned the term "grinding."  I liked the storyline of diablo, but I did not like being mobbed by fiftey of the same thing and spending the majority of the game killing the same things over and over.  I guess what I am asking is there a lot of grinding in NWN?  I dont want a game where you walk through a maze and get mobbed at random by tons of monsters.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Grendel8101 on March 20, 2006, 06:07:00 pm
                In Reply To #627
 Have you played KOTOR?  I thought combat was similar to KOTOR, you walk through an area, find a nest of baddies, kill them, move on to other areas of the map.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] bogj on March 20, 2006, 07:38:00 pm
                In Reply To #628
 I loved KOTOR, the difference being that the area to explore is much smaller and there are maybe ten or fifteen baddies placed in a way that promotes the story:  vulkars patroling the halls, small herds of animals laying about until you get too close, etc and you dont spend hours and hours just clearing one enourmous area with baddies coming at you like the old asteroids video game.  If NWN is like KOTOR or Redemption then I would definitely like it.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Broken_Noah on March 20, 2006, 11:45:00 pm
                KotOR probably is closer and like it you could always pause and issue commands if you are being mobbed.
 
 Playing Need for Speed: Most Wanted and Call of Duty 2.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] MoonMad:P on March 21, 2006, 12:20:00 am
                In Reply To #623
 I'm hesitating on getting the Diamond edition. Never played NWN before.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Grendel8101 on March 21, 2006, 02:30:00 pm
                Replaying Jade Empire.  Great game.  I only wish it'd been made for PC.  Kind of makes me leery about Bioware's upcoming Mass Effect for the X-360, will they port that or is Bioware a console-only club now?                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Broken_Noah on March 21, 2006, 10:44:00 pm
                In Reply To #632
 
 They're developing Dragon Age for PC. Dragon Age had the misfortune of being announced so early in development that's why we don't hear too much about it.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Skyra_to_Hollow on March 22, 2006, 04:32:00 am
                Now that Oblivion is out, I have a reason to get an XBox 360.  I'll probably end up getting Quake 4 while I'm at it.  My only reservation is that I doubt I'll get anywhere near finished with Oblivion by the time my 360 dies from old age tongue                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on March 23, 2006, 04:55:00 am
                Still totally addicted to Guild wars.
 Last night i tried the Concubine of Baal in pvp and we won twenty rounds in a row with her curses! The only reason we eventually got beaten was because someone got tired of it and left. happy                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Signothorn on March 23, 2006, 05:02:00 am
                In Reply To #634
 
Skyra to Hollow posted:

 Now that Oblivion is out, I have a reason to get an XBox 360.  I'll probably end up getting Quake 4 while I'm at it.  My only reservation is that I doubt I'll get anywhere near finished with Oblivion by the time my 360 dies from old age tongue

 
 That's okay because women &gt; videogames, am I rite?                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] bogj on March 24, 2006, 09:50:00 am
                In Reply To #634
 The hell with oblivion.  Did you see the recommended specs for it?  I just bought my computer about four years ago and spent quite a bit on processing power and graphics and my machine can barely handle it.  I am not buying a game system just to play one game.  This computer cost me a bundle.  TO HELL WITH HALO 2 AND OBLIVION!                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Grendel8101 on March 24, 2006, 12:50:00 pm
                Hmm, my system specs just fit the requirements for Oblivion.  Looks like I can put off upgrading for awhile.
 
 Oh, and as it turns out, Bioware's Mass Effect will be a 360 exclusive, 'cuz they hate PC users now or something.  So far all other games I'm interested in for the 360 are being ported to PC, so I'm probably not going to get one, at least not until they're dirt cheap.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Javokis on March 24, 2006, 03:09:00 pm
                In Reply To #637
 
bogj posted:

 In Reply To #634
 The hell with oblivion.  Did you see the recommended specs for it?  I just bought my computer about four years ago and spent quite a bit on processing power and graphics and my machine can barely handle it.  I am not buying a game system just to play one game.  This computer cost me a bundle.  TO HELL WITH HALO 2 AND OBLIVION!

 
 I was like that once, but after 6 years of looking at a dying pc I finally upgraded.
 
 I'm inbetween the minimum and max spec requirements. Oblivion should run on my new rig.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Ukyo777 on March 24, 2006, 11:28:00 pm
                <red>Commandos: Strike Force.
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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] bogj on March 25, 2006, 05:51:00 am
                In Reply To #639
 My machine can handle oblivion but I'm not going to pay fifty bucks for a bunch of performance issues, and I can still play most new games without needed to upgrade.  Im just complaining about bioware pushing the envelope so hard on their pc version and game companies not even releasing pc versions for some of their games.  I got NWN by the way and really like it so far.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Broken_Noah on March 25, 2006, 10:43:00 am
                In Reply To #641
 I may have a mistake reading your post but correct me if I'm wrong but BioWare didn't made Oblivion, Bethesda did.
 
 My rig is three years old and I'm seeing signs of it's old age already, thank God I'm in an above-average paying job right now and I'd probably upgrade in a few months so until then I'm going to hold out on Oblivion.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] bogj on March 25, 2006, 06:12:00 pm
                In Reply To #642
 I must have had bioware on the brain because I've been playing NWN lately.  I've checked out quite a few new games lately and I think its fair to say that oblivion is pushing the envelope a bit too hard.  I know I didnt mention them but I love lucasarts and they still run fine on my machine.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] TheVampireDante on March 25, 2006, 07:46:00 pm
                In Reply To #643
 Currently playing:
 
 Oblivion. with max settings all round.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Nagloper on March 25, 2006, 08:40:00 pm
                In Reply To #644
 
 Interested to know if you think it's any good. Looks like Gamespot likes it, they gave the XBox-version an overall rating of 9,6. Hope the game has a lot of immersion.
 
 Me, still with WoW. Kinda getting the hang of the game although instances can be a major pain in the behind. Why? Cause they require all the party members to do their duties in a very organized manner. It feels like WoW is actually a surprsingly difficult game for something that's supposedly very popular.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] ItBurns35309321 on March 27, 2006, 01:46:00 pm
                In Reply To #645
 Playing Galactic Civilizations II: The Dread Lords.
 
 Game is annoying so far in that it scrolls very slowly and its hard to figure out the tech trees.
 
 Also still playing DAOC.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] MoonMad:P on March 28, 2006, 12:49:00 am
                Continuing an old savegame from Thief 2. Just entered the Mechanist castle for the Ball.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] quiller5840388 on March 28, 2006, 02:19:00 am
                Went shopping at Fry's the other night and had to pick up a few things while I was there.
 
 Picked up a copy of The Longest Journey since I've heard good things about it and it was only $10.  Haven't started playing it yet.
 
 I also picked up a copy of Disgaia.  I'd seen it at Fry's before and been put off by the price, but I finally screwed up my gut and paid $50 for an old PS2 game, letting myself think I got a bargain as you don't find anyone selling used copies online for under $70 or so.  (And admittedly, I might be able to sell it for more than a paid for it, so I do have a nice fallback if I don't want to keep it.)  I've been playing that the last few nights.  For the most part it plays similarly to the other Nippon Ichi game I have, La Pucelle Tactics, but the novelty of conquering the netherworld with a generally amoral protagonist (well, ok, probably more immoral than amoral, he is actively trying to be bad) along with some great dialogues is what kicks it up a notch.  We'll see how long this takes me though, most of these games I last up to the point where you really need to take a bunch of time going through old territory levelling up, and then I start playing something else.
 
 (Non-game related, I also picked up a car charger and radio broadcaster for Ipod Nano (which I have mixed reviews about so far), a DVD of Shaolin Soccer and the boxed set of Excel Saga.  Not a bad haul!)
                       

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Signothorn on March 28, 2006, 02:37:00 am
                In Reply To #648
 
 Age of Redemption.
 
 http://www.forumplanet.com/planetvampire/topic.asp?fid=2112&tid=1865374                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Grendel8101 on March 28, 2006, 08:24:00 pm
                I had some extra money, and that just won't do, so I bought a ps2 and a copy of metal gear solid 3.  I'm getting my ass handed to me so far.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on March 29, 2006, 06:04:00 pm
                Took a break from Guild wars and fired up Viewtiful Joe again.
 
 That game needs ritalin!                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Nagloper on March 31, 2006, 04:11:00 pm
                Tested the demo of Condemned: Criminal Origin. An ok game though it might get slightly boring in the long run.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Offkorn on April 01, 2006, 04:39:00 am
                Started playing KOTOR again, though it seems the dialog is corrupted in it, as I can't get past the last part of the unknown planet.
 
 So now I'm either going to go reinstall the thing and try again, or just move onto KOTOR2.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Skinweaver on April 01, 2006, 06:42:00 am
               
 Oblivion.
 My standard character template from Morrowind with a mage that likes swords as backup. Strangley enough, I find myself sneaking a lot too because of the greatly improved stealth system...
 
 The new Invisibility and Chameleon are very fun to use.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] VampyreMaharet on April 03, 2006, 12:16:00 am
                guild wars                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Skinweaver on April 03, 2006, 02:53:00 am
               
 I've found that everything kicks my ass now but I'm smarter than my enemies (or just a coward) so I've switched my usual tactic to a strategic use of strong poison and invisibility, assasinating those who need it.
 When that's not an option, I just summon a Daedroth. Those things pack a punch...                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] bogj on April 03, 2006, 09:55:00 am
                I got a $10 game from target a little while ago that was pretty fun.  Bad Mojo, its mostly puzzles but I liked it.  Definitely worth playing once.
                       

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Year_of_the_Scarab on April 03, 2006, 12:55:00 pm
                Still waiting on Dreamfall: The Longest Journey. Pretty much only game I look forward to beside Dragon Age, which has been announced waaay too early and prolly isn't due anywhere withing the next year.
 
 Anyways, Oblivion, for those who asked and care to know. I've picked it up last week, for the sheer lack of single-player RPGs on the market, but I haven't really gotten to play it last week and through the weekend. After a couple hours tonight and today, here's what I can tell you:
 
 Meh.
 
 True, the graphics are amazing (don't touch this title if you don't meet the "Recommended" specs, seriously, esp. videocards) and the scope is overwhelming but, underneath all that, it's Morrowind, only newer. While I personally didn't care for Morrowind myself, it was a in the very least a decent game, no argument. However, please, please, please don't believe the hype (i.e. Gamespy).
 
 The stealth part doesn't play better than actual stealth games (Gamespot said it does, this is bullshit).
 
 The action part doesn't play better than all out action games (again, Gamespot said it does).
 
 The ROLE-playing part hasn't evolved much past the previous game.
 
 It's a decent game to waste tens of hours on, but if you have a chance to rent/borrow/playtest at a friend's place or whatever do so. No revolutions here folks, fair warning.
 
 peace                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] ItBurns35309321 on April 03, 2006, 03:57:00 pm
                In Reply To #658
 I too have picked up oblivion and yes the graphic ROCK!  Not a big fan of the "follow the suspect around town" missions but so far am enjoying the game.  Doesn't really impress me - apart from the graphics - but it is fun.
 
 BTW, does anyone know where to buy illusion spells?                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Offkorn on April 03, 2006, 04:37:00 pm
                I'm following the same tactic with Oblivion that I used with Morrowind: wait a year untill after it's released to get it.
 
 Then there will be plenty of mods with any and all game errors/oversights fixed.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] TheVampireDante on April 03, 2006, 04:41:00 pm
                In Reply To #660
 Yeah, if we ever get the damn tools to mod them out properly, still trying to get them to release some much needed info about what tools can be used or not.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Grendel8101 on April 10, 2006, 06:10:00 pm
                Just got done playing Metal Gear Solid 3 for the second time.  Good game, even with the odd-ass, sometimes incoherent campy storyline and often corny action scenes.
 
 I killed over 500 enemies my first play-through (by repeatedly getting spotted) and only 200 my second (mostly at the end, where it's difficult not to kill anyone and survive), so I'm thinking of trying to get through the game with 0 kills and set off 0 alarms.
 
 Oh, yeah, and I played Devil May Cry 3, and now I have near-tendinitis from rapidly tapping the shoot button.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] MoonMad:P on April 10, 2006, 11:41:00 pm
                Thinking of getting Oblivion.
 Playing Max Payne with the Kung Fu Mod installed - then I'll play Max Payne 2 with the Gun Katas Mod.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] dalver on April 11, 2006, 10:58:00 am
                Lately I've been cutting down on gaming, but had to fall down into the fix when Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth was released! So it's what I am playing. It is a decent action-adventure sneaker. Nothing formidable, but a very eerie Lovecraftian adventure... and seeing as it's the ONLY Lovecraft game out...
 
 I definitely recommend it for the Lovecraft fans or for Clive Barker's: Undying fans.
 
 BTW, I hear Oblivion is more streamlined and simplified than Morrowind. Is it so?                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] ItBurns35309321 on April 11, 2006, 01:56:00 pm
                In Reply To #664
 I never played Morrowwind so can't comment.  I can say that the actual game play is fairly easy from a control point of view - left click swing, right click block, hit 'c' to cast readied spell.  However the game is a bitch to get running well on the computer.  2 gigs ram, 2.8mghrtz, 7600 gt card and I still get lag, and crashes, and thats with basically medium setting (except view distance, distant land and trees - they're just to beautiful to live without).  Amusingly the game crashes every time I try to quit it too.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] TheVampireDante on April 11, 2006, 02:15:00 pm
                In Reply To #665
 Oblivion is very 'dumbed down' (mainly because of console use I believe, no offense people, but looks nice is and is quite interesting in it`s own right.
 
 Just got through the new Tomb Raider game, I like it, bit short, but a welcome return to the oridginal formula for the TR games.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Year_of_the_Scarab on April 12, 2006, 07:13:00 am
                In Reply To #666 {- AAAAAH! Dante is the antichrist!
 
 Anyway. Yes, Oblivion is dumbed down when compared to Morrowind, which is saying something, since MW was... *cough*
 
 Most NPCs in Oblivion can be asked about 'RUMORS' or 'DIRECTIONS', the 'CITY' you're in, and that's it. Interaction is so simplistic. The "persuasion game" consists of clicking on 4 panels in a certain order, to which the NPC grins/frowns like a retard.
 
 And the "random" conversations between NPCs... a 'pool' of random questions vs a 'pool' of random replies, this had to work. While they usually make some sense, on occasion they'll talk past oneanother as if they weren't  using the same language.
 
 Stealth is beyond simple. I actually had to create a different character, 'cuz after having played Thief (extensively) and Splinter Cell, walking unseen through a crowd in brighest day is more than my ignorance can cover up for (ok, I had a skill of 80+, but still).
 
 On the plus side, the world is really large, the voiceovers are decent, good and occasionally even great (I'll finish the game eventually, even if only for Sean Bean's work), lots of freedom, a ton of details that pull you in, combat is ok (there's a lot of it though, nonviolent path is nonexistant).
 
 All in all, a little over a week since I got Oblivion... I'm playing Deus Ex.
 
 peace
 
 ps. and horses are %!@$# useless, hehe.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] TheVampireDante on April 12, 2006, 02:25:00 pm
                In Reply To #667
 
Lancea posted:

 In Reply To #666 {- AAAAAH! Dante is the antichrist!
 

 
 Took you long enough to figure that out. Heh.
 
 Yeah, The Horses are really only if you`re heading out into the middle of nowhere and want to do it a bit faster than running pace. (Plus the fact that Shadowmere doesn`t F*cking die is a little bonus).                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Skinweaver on April 12, 2006, 03:46:00 pm
                In Reply To #667
 
 Despite being... Xboxed... it's still entertaining and at least in my case, terribly addictive.
 Managed to make my own face with the facemaker too. Creepy.
 Appearantly I seem to have Breton features...
 
 Sword duels with surprisingly well armed bandits is fun but I prefer turning invisible and lighting them on fire.
 They stroll along peacefully until they die.
 Of course, I'm a drity coward.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Starrathiel on April 12, 2006, 03:50:00 pm
                Hmm ..
 
 After three months, ten weeks at the repair services,
 twenty-four permanent crashes and breakdowns and after
 having threathened with hellfire, brimstone, eternal
 damnation, legal action and a horde of rabid EPO's I
 finally did recieve a replacement computer.
 
 I took the oppurtunity to run Lord of the Rings, Battle
 for Middle Earth II .. although Sauron may be slow as
 molasses, it remains.. amusing .. in a certain fashion ..
 to slap Aragorn across the screen.
 
 And Star Wars Empire at War .. it is nothing out of the
 ordinary. Which given the junk the license usually churns
 out is quite above average.
 
 *End of Line*
 
                       

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] MoonMad:P on April 13, 2006, 02:12:00 am
                In Reply To #670
 
Needle posted:

 And Star Wars Empire at War .. it is nothing out of the
 ordinary. Which given the junk the license usually churns
 out is quite above average.
 

 
 True - that's why I can't bring myself to pay $100 for it. I'll wait til it's a bargain bin game.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Offkorn on April 13, 2006, 05:00:00 am
               
Lancea posted:
Most NPCs in Oblivion can be asked about 'RUMORS' or 'DIRECTIONS', the 'CITY' you're in, and that's it. Interaction is so simplistic. The "persuasion game" consists of clicking on 4 panels in a certain order, to which the NPC grins/frowns like a retard.

 
 Sounds exactly like Morrowind.
 
 

Stealth is beyond simple. I actually had to create a different character, 'cuz after having played Thief (extensively) and Splinter Cell, walking unseen through a crowd in brighest day is more than my ignorance can cover up for (ok, I had a skill of 80+, but still).

 
 This, like in Morrowind, will most likely get fixed with a Player Mod.
 
 

All in all, a little over a week since I got Oblivion... I'm playing Deus Ex.

 
 Considering how you didn't like Morrowind, this isn't surprising.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Athawolfus on April 13, 2006, 01:18:00 pm
                I'm recently playing The Godfather and Commandos Strike Force. The Godfather is very good, but I didn't like the new Commandos so much.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Grendel8101 on April 13, 2006, 01:18:00 pm
                God of War.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] calamityx5130584373 on April 13, 2006, 04:43:00 pm
                I bought Oblivion a while ago and while it is enjoyable it just doesn't seem to hold my attention right now.
 
 
 I've mainly been jumping between Dark Corners of the Earth (Go play it if you haven't, and join the community while you're at it. We need more interesting new blood. :P), the Godfather and my usual three rounds a night of Starcraft with a friend.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] quiller5840388 on April 15, 2006, 02:13:00 am
                I finally picked up KOTOR 2.  I've enjoyed it so far, though the unarmed combat feels like a gimmick that got overused.  (With the bonuses that jedi get you wind up with 5 characters with unarmed bonuses, 3 humans without bonuses and 3 droids.  And I get an inkling that some of the ones without bonuses could be trained as jedis and therefore start gaining bonuses.)
 
 It is kind of prone to crashing on my machine, though I've been having a lot of games crash lately, so I don't know if there are some stability problems going on with my system at the moment or not.  Plus my system is a bit under recommended specs for processor speed, and I'm running at a higher resolution than was recommended (things are too pretty to be running at 800x600).
 
 Hardest missions so far have been the ones without the main character.  I think the Mira solo mission was the most interesting out of those, taking a character with no force abilities, no stealth and a blaster focus through a bunch of combats against tough melee opponents was pretty difficult until I started using up the supply of mines, and then it just became challenging.
                       

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Offkorn on April 16, 2006, 10:52:00 pm
                Recently found out about the Adult Game Mods site while looking for Oblivion mods, and found out they have a rather interesting selection of Morrowind mods. So I'm most likely going to start playing that again shortly.
 
 Also in the process of getting Oblivion and Indigo Prophecy.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] MoonMad:P on April 17, 2006, 12:17:00 am
                Have just started a game of Fallout 2. The start video was funny. Only ever played the Demo of the original (didn't like it at the time).                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] TheVampireDante on April 17, 2006, 12:40:00 am
                In Reply To #677
 
Offkorn posted:

 Recently found out about the Adult Game Mods site while looking for Oblivion mods,

 
 So, you found one of my other hangouts huh? Lol...                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] MoonMad:P on April 19, 2006, 11:12:00 pm
                Put fallout 2 on hold - Fable: The Lost Chapters is more fun. I own 2 Rental Properties and a Brothel. I'm playing a Thieving Bastard too - If it's not nailed down it's going to end up in my inventory. It's too easy to get away from the city guards who forget all about you once you change maps.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Offkorn on April 20, 2006, 01:22:00 am
                In Reply To #680
 
 Fable was fun, doesn't have much replay value though.
 
 Attempted to play Oblivion...wasn't very successfull. I can play it, but the Framerate is like 10. I believe this is due to me only have a 120-something Graphics card.
 
 Attempted to install the patch for Indigo Prophecy...failed miserably. For some God-forsaken reason Atari decided to pack it in a MSP file...I have no clue why. I seemingly have no way of opening that file type since FileExt.com says to use Windows Installer, but Windows Installer wants nothing to do with it.
 
 So, I went and ordered a new Custom Computer with a 3.0 GH Processor (mine's 2.2 atm), 1 GB RAM (mine's 728 atm...don't ask), a 256 PCI Express Nvidia Graphics Card, and absolutly nothing else. Ended up costing $670, which I don't think is that bad, all things considered.
 
 In ~5 days Oblivion shall be playable, and all will be well.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] ItBurns35309321 on April 20, 2006, 12:34:00 pm
                I'm having a ball with the assassin quests in Oblivion.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] bogj on April 22, 2006, 02:43:00 am
                I just finished FAble the lost chapters.  I was fairly dissapointed.  It was okay.  It started off really well and just got really monotonous.
 Never winter nights is getting pretty boring too.  I'm on chapter 3 and its snoozeville.
                       

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] MoonMad:P on April 22, 2006, 03:25:00 am
                In Reply To #680
 Add bigamy to that list :P
 
 In Reply To #683
 I work in an office - monotony is an improvement. I heard the new ending wasn't much better than the one Lionhead apologized to console owners for.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Offkorn on April 22, 2006, 03:27:00 am
               
bogj posted:
I just finished FAble the lost chapters.  I was fairly dissapointed.  It was okay.  It started off really well and just got really monotonous.
 Never winter nights is getting pretty boring too.  I'm on chapter 3 and its snoozeville.
 

 
 NWN is boredom incarnate, as is it's sequal SoU. Hordes of the Underdark is godlike though.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Grendel8101 on April 25, 2006, 12:23:00 pm
                Tried out this Second-Life thing...for about ten minutes.  You can play games in it or use it as a 3d-third person chatroom.  Not much interest for me, but I didn't want to spend money on it.
 
 Think I'll fire up some Splinter Cell Chaos Theory goodness.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Skinweaver on April 25, 2006, 01:14:00 pm
                In Reply To #682
 
 Sithis guide you, Brother.
 How far into the questline are you?                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on April 25, 2006, 02:41:00 pm
                I want to play Metroid prime:Echoes again, but i'm still so into Guildwars i just don't get to it.
 
 And then factions is coming ...                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] calamityx5130584373 on April 27, 2006, 01:18:00 pm
                I'm finally not depressed enough to have Oblivion really take up my time (when I get really depressed I need to have really strict structure when it comes to games, so open ended is bas). I try to give at least 4 hours a day to it. Just juggling the Dark Brotherhood and Thieves Guild right now. Aside from that I occasionally put in a few rounds of xo-op SWAT4 with a friend. :3                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] ItBurns35309321 on April 27, 2006, 05:46:00 pm
                In Reply To #687
 To be honest I'm just up to kill all my friends in the assasain quests line - been trying to get into mages university and been doing Daedric shrine quests.  You get some cool wierd items from them and you get some fun quests too.  I just got a staff that turns non-huminoid npc's into a random other critter - worked great when the Troll got turned into a sheep - sucked ass big time when the Troll got turned into a major demon (can you say invisibility spell?).                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on April 30, 2006, 04:51:00 am
                Factions activated!
 
 I hope "Keiko Shakiko" doesn't mean anything dirty in China...
 
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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] PaladinZ on April 30, 2006, 06:05:00 am
                I'm playing NWN:Shadows of Undretide.
 
 People say it's better than the first one, so far it does seem abit more interesting... then again a lot of it still is fetch these items stuff.
 
 I bet Hordes of the Underdark is better, drow make EVERYTHING better. They make kickass enemies, pretty good heroes(well okay maybe like one), and I love looting them for their kickass items. I mean what other race equips it's freaking grunt patrols with +3 scimitars and +5 full plate, and elven chain right and left? Course that was in BG2 but I still think they had some of the best items, a pity they turn to dust in sunlight... kinda like Kindred when you think about it =P
 
 
 I'm on the fourth book, okay I haven't started yet but I've finished the third, of War of the Spider Queen. It shows how drow can be all badass and not complete oddity for their race like drizzt and not be so damned evil that they are unlikeable, not that half of them aren't like at least Neutral Evil but their is method to when they stab someone in the back, they don't ust do it out of whim.
 
 And I have rented Return to Castle Wolfenstien:Operation Resurrection. Because I had played the OLD ass one and was running out of stuff to put on my gamefly account.
 
 Oh and I have to tell someone how screwedup this is, I wa playing NWN:SOU and my level like 6 paladin got killed by a herd of pissed off oxen.
 
 
 Yes you heard me right...... oxen. I think I'm going to hang my head in abject shame now.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Skinweaver on April 30, 2006, 10:55:00 am
                In Reply To #692
 
 Well, the kobolds did leave a sign concerning the gate.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Ukyo777 on April 30, 2006, 11:03:00 pm
                <red>Currently playing Tomb Raider - Legend. It's just amazing.</red>                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] TheVampireDante on April 30, 2006, 11:16:00 pm
                In Reply To #694
 finished that already.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] PaladinZ on April 30, 2006, 11:33:00 pm
                In Reply To #695
 
 I put Tomb Raider Legend in my thingie on gamefly too, right after Zeonic front.
 
 I bought the 2ned one and nearly beat it but it never did seem that fun to me, did they fix the boriness in legend?                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on May 01, 2006, 10:39:00 am
                Factions seems fun so far.
 
 You get any newbie character to level twenty real quick in the monestary, then it's time for some totally brutal action on Cantha's mainland.
 
 Did i mention all new characters of any profession now look asian? grin
 
 So addicted to it...                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Skinweaver on May 01, 2006, 03:20:00 pm
                In Reply To #697
 
 I need to buy that one tomorrow.
 Might be fun is I manage to disregard the flood of new idiots. A man can only take so many "Noob!" until he snaps...                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] quiller5840388 on May 01, 2006, 04:40:00 pm
                Took a break from playing Disgaea long enough to finally finish beating God of War on mortal difficulty.  I have way too many games that I nearly finished got frustrated and went on to other games for a while.  (Anyone who has played God of War will probably be unsurprised that my frustration moment was climbing the columns with rotating blades in Hades.)
 
 I'm also running through KOTOR 2 again, my dark side counselor hasn't gotten his lightsaber yet but he can kick a lot of butt with his force lightning.  Was a bit surprised at the dark side difference at Nar Shaddaa.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] ItBurns35309321 on May 01, 2006, 04:46:00 pm
                My current favorite game:
 
 http://games2web.com/play-2837-Whats_Her_Bra_Size.html
                       

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Ukyo777 on May 01, 2006, 05:32:00 pm
                In Reply To #696
 
Paladin Z posted:

 
 did they fix the boriness in legend?

 
 <red>No TR has ever been boring to me and Legend just beats them all. Finally back to ruins, temples, tombs etc.</red>                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Javokis on May 01, 2006, 05:48:00 pm
                In Reply To #701
 
 I haven't played tomb raider in years. I beat the first one - barely remember the ending though. Everything is a blur these days.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Starrathiel on May 01, 2006, 06:18:00 pm
                In Reply To #702
 Hmm ..
 
 I reinstalled Knights of the Old Republic - I, however
 after the autopatcher promptly misplaced the patch it
 downloaed and the game crashed (with a reboot of my
 computer) during the second and very first conflict I
 promptly took the hint and removed it.
 
 I threw out Fable because I never could get over the fact
 that the character is the only one in the world who ages
 during the story.
 
 I completed BloodRayne - II once. Interesting but not
 exceptionally so.
 
 I recently downloaded an emulator which allows to play
 those really old arcade games. The 1990 Konami "Aliens"
 is my favorite.
 
 *End of Line*
                       

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on May 02, 2006, 06:40:00 am
                In Reply To #703
 Will you ever get tired of killing poor old Carth over and over? grin                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Starrathiel on May 02, 2006, 05:19:00 pm
                In Reply To #704
 Hmm ..
 
 
EPO Bot posted:

 Will you ever get tired of killing poor old Carth over and over? grin

 
 Never. And of course you knew that. More so than sticking
 a lightsaber through that pretentious withered old worm
 Jolee's eye, showing that foolish Felinoid Juhani what
 true viciousness is all about, forcing Zaalbar to murder
 Mission on the spot, and showing Malak that he is indeed
 .. nothing .. the exquisite delight of totally destroying
 that pathehic male dog Carth, mind, body and soul is the
 main reason all but one of my Jedi characters end up on
 the Dark Side. *Smirk*
 
 Which makes it all the more annoying I cannot run the
 game without it crashing and rebooting on me before
 completing the firs two battles on the Spire.
 
 
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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on May 02, 2006, 07:09:00 pm
                It's like a thousand Carths screaming in frear...and then suddenley: silence.
 
 Back on factions: TONS of new skills to learn.Way more then i expected!
 
 One is named bloodbond... grin                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Kartoffelkop55107751 on May 02, 2006, 09:41:00 pm
                I think BloodRayne I is pretty fun in small doses, especially with the modded skins where poor Rayne can bounce around acrobatically looking different each time. And I love the voice. BloodRayne II is no fun at all.
 
 KotOR I is just frustrating; one of my least favourite games ever. Not only does the bleeding thing crash with every other change of map, but the whole NPC thing annoys me to no end. I cannot see the reason for these party crashers forcing themselves on me whether I want to or not, and why I'm not allowed to simply tell them to piss off. Carth is especially annoying since it's impossible to leave the flat without him tagging along the first time.
 
 Morrowind is amusing thanks to the mods and things people keep making, but I don't know anything about the "Lore" or whatever, so I never really get what the setting is about. Sort of hard to get really involved when I don't know where I'm going, or why.
 
 Then someone foisted Gothic 2 on me, but the tiny little bit I've played didn't make me want to continue.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] bogj on May 02, 2006, 10:30:00 pm
                In Reply To #707
 Bloodrayne was mildly amusing.  I played it right up to the part where you have to get to the top of a large room by making a long series of flawless jumps.  After trying about twenty times i uninstalled the game.  Its just not worth the aggravation.
 Kotor is annoying in the sense that you HAVE to talk to the npc's.  That problem was fixed in second one.
 As far as the npcs go, you dont have to bring any of them with you.  After you fight the sith and his two droids you can get rid of carth.  THe only areas where you have to bring someone is the builders temple, and the star forge if you play dark side.  I play the whole game (except for those two areas) all alone.  I think it is more challanging and more fun to go alone.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] PaladinZ on May 03, 2006, 02:00:00 am
                I played both Bloodrayne's and found both of them annoying and very little fun.
 
 I just bought the xbox versions of theif deadly shadows and KOTOR2.
 
 Also bought the PC Call of Duty. awesome game but I'm getting my ass kicked in the british level where you have to shoot down the bombers. Stupid limies don't know how to cover shit.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] MoonMad:P on May 03, 2006, 02:18:00 am
                In Reply To #709
 
Paladin Z posted:

  Stupid limies don't know how to cover shit.

 
 Tell me about it - that mission shits me no end when I play it.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] PaladinZ on May 03, 2006, 07:42:00 am
                In Reply To #710
 
 
 I mean I'm just FINE with shooting down the bombers. The problem is that I can't shoot down bombers when, to use a line from Open Range, I'm "shot all to hell and dying.".
 
 So give me decent covering fire fuckers!                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Nagloper on May 03, 2006, 09:59:00 am
                FIFA Manager 06. Kinda warming up for the World Cup.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] ItBurns35309321 on May 03, 2006, 02:04:00 pm
                In Reply To #712
 Should be an interesting World Cup what with the Polish hooligans organizing and seeking pre-scheduled rumbles with the British hooligans.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Kartoffelkop55107751 on May 04, 2006, 07:24:00 pm
                In Reply To #708
 
bogj posted:

 In Reply To #707
 Kotor is annoying in the sense that you HAVE to talk to the npc's.  That problem was fixed in second one.
 As far as the npcs go, you dont have to bring any of them with you.  ...  I play the whole game (except for those two areas) all alone.  I think it is more challanging and more fun to go alone.

 
 Well, I know you don't HAVE TO take them along everywhere, but what I meant was that the buggers give ME no choice whether I want to consort with them at all! They just attach themselves like some parasites and suck out my joy; whenever I come "home" there's the whole bunch sitting in my place, pining for the fiords and wanting to join me for the next outing. What was so bad with the BG2-style NPCs? There you had a choice whether you wanted to drag some sorry wannabe knight or crusty old paladin along, but in KotOR (1, don't have 2) they just keep bothering me.
 
 As for the rest, I really prefer soloing simply for my hatred of the party crashers. They may hang out at my flat & ship, but that's where they'll bleeding stay!                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] quiller5840388 on May 04, 2006, 08:55:00 pm
                In Reply To #714
 Well Carth has to join you for the same reason Imoen has to join you in the beginning of BG2, it is needed for the plot.  (Why would you want to be rescuing Bastilla (or even think of it) if it wasn't for Carth?
 
 Why do all the NPCs stay in your ship?  Because it is a lot easier than having to travel back to the planet where you left them, and this way they didn't have to record the cut-scenes 70 different ways depending on what your party makeup is.
 
 And whatever else you say about Carth, he is darn sight better than Anomen in BG2.  That's one romance plot I've never even tried to do...                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] PaladinZ on May 05, 2006, 02:39:00 am
                In Reply To #715
 
 
 He certainly had a morning star shoved up his ass didn't he?
 
 Though Baldur's Gate had the best NPC ever. Minsc, there is no debating the fact for it is indeed fact. Pretty good fighter, but what is really good is his nuts dialog. Pair him together with Lilacor for extra madness.
 
 I have dubbed Lilacor the "Mad Sword" from now on and it seems to fit minsc well.
 
 Though Edwin, at least in 2 was pretty cool too. Especialy the nether scroll subplot that was hilarous.
 
 "I feel your stares, die, DIE!"
 
 
 Oh and I always thought the, "For great justice" line in zero wing sounded EXACTLY like something that would come out of minsc's mouth.
 
 Damn guy made me want to get a hamster... and name him Boo....                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Skinweaver on May 05, 2006, 09:58:00 am
                In Reply To #716
 
 Yeah, Minsc rocked.
 There's nothing quite like a ranger with a mental disorder...                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] quiller5840388 on May 05, 2006, 03:59:00 pm
                In Reply To #717
 I liked having Minsc and Jan together in the same party.  The bits where Jan tries to steal Boo are rather amusing.  Jan was my second favorite character, really.  "Ah, home.  Wait, I don't live here!"                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] MooCHa2 on May 05, 2006, 04:35:00 pm
                I have been playing DragonballZ Budokai 2 Lately.
 
 God it sux being absorbed by a 9yr old with majin buu LoL.
 
 I am off too cry!
 
 Regards...
 
 
 
 
 
                       

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] bogj on May 05, 2006, 11:00:00 pm
                I have been playing Neverwinter Nights lately.  At first I really liked it, then I got really bored with it, but now its growing on me.  I'm glad I got it cheap ($25 US for the gold edition), but I'm not sure yet whether I would reccomend it.
                       

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] MoonMad:P on May 05, 2006, 11:11:00 pm
                In Reply To #715
 
quiller posted:

 Why do all the NPCs stay in your ship?

 
 Freeloaders :P
 
 I noticed when you have all three female love interests in your party and you lead them all on, only 2 of them have a bitch fight. Also, I carried over the stuff my Character had from BG1 - strangely my character is going to be able to impregnate Aerie with the Girdle of Femininity. Must get around to making the Big Metal Unit too.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] TheVampireDante on May 05, 2006, 11:20:00 pm
                In Reply To #719
 
MooCHa posted:

 I have been playing DragonballZ Budokai 2 Lately.
 
 God it sux being absorbed by a 9yr old with majin buu LoL.
 
 I am off too cry!
 
 Regards...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 Hahaha....
 
                       

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Ukyo777 on May 06, 2006, 12:12:00 am
                In Reply To #720
 
bogj posted:

 
 I'm not sure yet whether I would reccomend it.
 

 
 <red>I'm sure I would.</red>                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Grendel8101 on May 09, 2006, 04:22:00 pm
                Just picked up a copy of Condemned: Criminal Origins.  Looks good.  Monolith hasn't done me wrong yet.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Javokis on May 09, 2006, 04:36:00 pm
                In Reply To #724
 
 I tried the demo of Condemned. It is pretty good.
 
 I just got done beating Doom3 and its expansion. Both are good. I'm still rather erked about the short hell levels. THEY NEED TO BE LONGER! ARGH!
 
 I'm going to try Ultima 9 Ascension again. I've had that game for years and still haven't beat it. I got really far once, but a bug provented me from continuing because the game doesn't like GeForce cards for some odd reason.
 
 Sense the game plays better on my ATI card I think I'll give it another shot.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Skinweaver on May 09, 2006, 06:15:00 pm
                In Reply To #725
 
 I can't get enough of Hell no matter how much I go through it! That's what mods are for! Yay for mapmakers!                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Moonshadow70421598 on May 10, 2006, 11:38:00 am
                redemption and ultima online                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Javokis on May 10, 2006, 05:21:00 pm
                In Reply To #727
 
Moonshadow posted:

 redemption and ultima online

 
 Never played Ultima Online. What's that like?                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Moonshadow70421598 on May 10, 2006, 06:03:00 pm
                In Reply To #728
 
Rainmoon posted:

 In Reply To #727
 
Moonshadow posted:

 redemption and ultima online

 
 Never played Ultima Online. What's that like?

 
 its a midevil mmorpg, its about ten years old, i dont actually play at the official ea osi server any more, i got banned for macroing, exploiting a bug and multiple harrassment calls(a long story about some cry babys happy ) guess thats what i get for paying them twenty bucks a month for several years *shakes fist like angry old man at osi* anyway, i play for free now at defianceuo.com, you can down load the game and the client for free from them, sometimes i go with my sister to hunt monsters but mostly i just look for some murderers to pvp, its a pretty big online world, you can get houses and castles and all kinds stuff. its really held its own considering its ten years old.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] quiller5840388 on May 12, 2006, 07:56:00 am
                Wow, I just picked up Guitar Hero today, and it is worth the $70 I paid for it (that includes the guitar controller, of course).  That is one addictive game.  I've got DDR, but I don't know if I'll ever get good at it, but here the fingerings that you do make sense, and it does feel like you are learning to play the song.  (Though strangely, I often seem to get better scores on songs I didn't know that well, maybe I'm paying more attention to the note timings on those or something)  Songs range from David Bowie, to Joan Jett to Franz Ferdinand to Megadeath.  They aren't all my cup of tea, but even those that aren't are fun to play.
 
 Oh, and I also picked up Bloodrayne, so far... it's an action game with not that great a control system but you get to drain people's blood.  Only played a few levels of the first area so far, though.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Umnir on May 12, 2006, 09:01:00 am
                I replaying the good old classics fallout tactics, freedom fighters and hitman 2.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] MoonMad:P on May 12, 2006, 10:07:00 am
                Duke Nukem 3d with the High Resolution Pack.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] quiller5840388 on May 15, 2006, 10:11:00 pm
                In Reply To #730
 OK, Bloodrayne does get better once you get time dilation and start killing nazis.  It's not God of War, but doing the Max Payne thing as a vampire in a bustier is kind of cool.
 
 I wasn't going to buy anything else for a while, but I needed to get some stuff at target, and they had XMen:Legends II on sale, so I picked it up.  Pretty good so far, though going from KOTOR 2 where everyone pretty much gets XP whether adventuring or not to this game where you wind up with spare characters many levels behind the others if you don't swap frequently is a little jarring.  I was amused to find that John DiMaggio occassionally sounded exactly like Smiling Jack when he did certain speeches as Juggernaut.  (I think the laugh in particular is the same.)  Actually he was playing Juggernaut before he played Smiling Jack, so maybe it was the other way around.  (He seems to play Juggernaut and Rhino a lot in Marvel Universe shows, though with the Smiling Jack pirate thing it was amusing to note that he played Long John Silver the 23rd in a Duck Dodgers series)                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] PaladinZ on May 16, 2006, 01:05:00 am
                In Reply To #733
 
 
 Wait John DiMaggio did smiling jack? I couldn't even tell. Then I'd say that was easily his best role.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Javokis on May 16, 2006, 01:28:00 am
                I just bought metroid prime for $5 USD. hehe                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] dalver on May 16, 2006, 10:50:00 pm
                Both my "Knights of the Old Republic" have worked without a glitch from the first install. Now after countless playthroughs and even more reinstalls, they're still stable. The only crashes I remember from them were from my own fault. I guess I just got lucky with them.
 
 And speaking of Bioware... I had a profound emotion when I lazily surfed the web and chanced upon this:
 
 http://jade.bioware.com/
 
 in big bold official letters it says - COMING TO PC!
 
 Currently playing:
 
 The Longest Journey
 and
 The Longest Journey: Dreamfall
 
 they're not perfect games but their stories are as near perfection as they get.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] quiller5840388 on May 17, 2006, 07:20:00 am
                In Reply To #736
 Yes, I'd seen that news about Jade Empire and was quite excited.  (It would have been hard to miss it now that I'm on the Bioware mailing list.)  Now I don't need to look into buying that Xbox.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] PaladinZ on May 19, 2006, 01:07:00 am
                I was just playing hordes of the underdark a mintue ago and I have something to say.
 
 I  hate beholders.
 
 No I don't mean I kind of hate them, I mean I hate,hate,hate,hate,hate,fucking hate,fucking hate,fucking hate,mother fucking to all the nine hells and six hundred and sixty sixty layers of the abyss, hate the bastard child honorless dog sons of a cunt bitch.
 
 Blood and hellfire I hate those damned things.
 
 I am a paladin and a champion of torm, so my saving throws should be through the damned roof. Yet I still end up getting my ass kicked and petrified right and fucking left by the rat sucking sons of bitches.
 
 and I have gotten that anti magic stone thing from the lower caves. Which was a huge pain in the ass unto itself, as I had to strip naked and drop my armor to move at more than a snails' pace down there.
 
 
 and then the damned thing seems to work for a grand total of ten mother fucking seconds.
 
 Pissed off, I am.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] TheVampireDante on May 19, 2006, 02:34:00 am
                In Reply To #738
 
Paladin Z posted:

  I mean I hate,hate,hate,hate,hate,fucking hate,fucking hate,fucking hate,mother fucking to all the nine hells and six hundred and sixty sixty layers of the abyss, hate the bastard child honorless dog sons of a cunt bitch.
 

 
 
 Ha ha.
 
                         

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] bogj on May 19, 2006, 02:40:00 am
                In Reply To #738
 I am still playing Neverwinter nights.  I must say that chapter 2 is MUCH better than chapter 1.  I thought ch 1 was absolutely boring, and chapter 2 is really fun.  I just bought the hordes of the underdark for ten dollars US and installed it.  If anyone is playing NWN and hates it just be patient and play it through.  Its worth it.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Grendel8101 on May 19, 2006, 08:32:00 pm
                Took a break from Condemned ('cuz it's really intense and keeps me on edge) and played Sin, episode one.  Not a bad shooter, nothing real innovative about it and the enemy AI wasn't spectacular, but fun to play.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Skinweaver on May 19, 2006, 10:41:00 pm
                Oblivion with my Chaos Lord. Boring and uninspired name, yes but I needed one pure eeeavil character and this one works fine.
 Reaping the souls of unwilling NPC's never gets old!                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] krookedkid on May 19, 2006, 11:19:00 pm
                just got Obliviion!  so far i have no complaints.  its fun and new at the least.  i still havent even opened my age of mythology gold edition and/or KOTOR II though... BF2 is on the shelf and GTA:SA is too.  still playing Warcraft III mod DOTA though.  it never gets old.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Grendel8101 on May 21, 2006, 11:55:00 pm
                Finished Condemned.  Combat was intense and brutal, I kept throwing my shoulder into clicking my mouse while hitting the enemies (I think I might need a new mouse now).
 
 Level design was great, you never feel safe anywhere.  You are always kept on edge because you know you can be attacked no matter where you are, and corners are kept tight so you can't check around them.
 
 Still not exactly sure what the hell was going on with the story, but ah well, nothing is perfect.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] REX46252087 on May 22, 2006, 12:01:00 am
                I just finished Max Payne 2 earlier today.
 Really cool game with a great story. If you liked the first one then you'll love the sequel. It's better in every way. The plot and the characters were very well thought out. It's like being in a movie.
 One of the things I liked in this game is that Max will do an awesome evading move while reloading when he's using Bullet-Time.
 And in some levels, you can even play as the femme fatale, Mona Sax, who appears in the first game.
 
 I heard thay're planning on making a movie about Max Payne. I'm anxious to see what they'll cook up with this.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Dante_Malice on May 22, 2006, 02:07:00 am
                In Reply To #745
 There`s been that Max Payne Rumour since the release of the first game.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] bogj on May 22, 2006, 03:46:00 am
                Does anyone here play Baldur's Gate?  Is it worth buying?
                       

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on May 22, 2006, 03:58:00 am
                Guildwars for life!
 
 The ammount of Factions content is bigger then i tought.You can play forever.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] MoonMad:P on May 22, 2006, 11:31:00 am
                In Reply To #745
 
REX posted:

 I just finished Max Payne 2 earlier today.
 Really cool game with a great story. If you liked the first one then you'll love the sequel. It's better in every way. The plot and the characters were very well thought out. It's like being in a movie.
 One of the things I liked in this game is that Max will do an awesome evading move while reloading when he's using Bullet-Time.
 And in some levels, you can even play as the femme fatale, Mona Sax, who appears in the first game.</quote>
 
 That's one of the games I eventually hope to play through again soon now that there's some room on my computer - the Mod (forget the name) that adds Gun Katas is a bit of fun.
 
 In Reply To #747
 <quote by="bogj">
 Does anyone here play Baldur's Gate?  Is it worth buying?
 
I've only played it through once - and after playing BG2. It's worth getting to see where the story starts if you already have BG2. Don't wear the belts you get from an ogre(I think that's what it was) near the beginning until you know what they are.
 
 I had a go of The I of the Dragon. God, combat is mind numbingly long and terrible (even with the speed increased). I think Drakan did a better job. I'm going to start a new game of Hitman: Contracts and dream of playing Hitman: Blood Money.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] PaladinZ on May 22, 2006, 10:15:00 pm
                I was thinking about getting the pc version of either Condemned or Oblivion, I'm kinda leaning towards Condemned though...
 
 
 As it seems different than oblivion which probably just feels more like a bigger morrowind which, while I liked it, was so damned long that I got kinda burned out on it.
 
 but I was wondering first could my pc run it worth crap? Well either of them as I'm not FULLY sure which I'll get.
 
 Then again seeing as my pc runs HL2 and doom 3 pretty well it probably can. but anyway here's my specs.
 
 
 CPU:AMD Sempron 3000
 
 (I know it could be better but I don't have the money to buy a new one and I likely wouldn't put it in right if I did)
 
 RAM:1 Gig
 
 GPU:Geforce 6600 GT
 
                       

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Dante_Malice on May 22, 2006, 10:51:00 pm
                In Reply To #750
 Believe me, Oblivion is nothing like Morrowind.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Signothorn on May 22, 2006, 11:31:00 pm
                In Reply To #751
 
 Playing "Maple Story" again. My average bedtime lately has been 6am.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Grendel8101 on May 23, 2006, 01:25:00 am
                In Reply To #750
 You should be able to run Condemned with those specs.  Probably keep it in the low res, but it still looks good and plays awesome.
 
 Condemned Minimum system reqs:
 p4 2.0 ghz
 512 mb RAM
 ATI 9500 or above, NVidia 6200 or above                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] PaladinZ on May 23, 2006, 01:43:00 am
                In Reply To #753
 
 By low res do you mean like the 800x600 thing or like low on details and such?
 
 as if it's like 800x600 thing it's no problem as I always run games at that because things look too small to me when I set it any higher, and I've got a montior that is like 1078x whatever....
 
                       

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Grendel8101 on May 23, 2006, 10:18:00 am
                In Reply To #754
 Yes.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Skinweaver on May 23, 2006, 11:31:00 am
                Finally got my hands on Guild Wars, Factions.
 It kills time. I don't like the male characters all that much. The initial Ritualist outfit shows a remarkable amount of cleavage.
 In reality, that would hurt a lot. Oh well... it makes it easier to find a group, I guess...                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] PaladinZ on May 23, 2006, 05:02:00 pm
                In Reply To #755
 
 
 [Mr. Burns voice]Exxxxcellent...[/Mr. Burns voice ]
 
 [added May 23 2006 12:05PM]
 
 Oh and one thing technically my CPU runs at 1.9 but then again everyone tells me that in actuallity it runs closer to a 3.0
 
 This never makes any sense to me and quite frankly I think it never will.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] ItBurns35309321 on May 23, 2006, 05:25:00 pm
                In Reply To #757
 
Paladin Z posted:

 In Reply To #755
 
 
 [Mr. Burns voice]Exxxxcellent...[/Mr. Burns voice ]
 
 .

 
 Hey!  I sound nothing like that!                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] PaladinZ on May 23, 2006, 06:19:00 pm
                In Reply To #758
 
 
 I was refering to Mr. Burns from the Simpsons.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] dalver on May 24, 2006, 11:55:00 am
                In Reply To #758 & #759
 
 Paladin Z meet Joke, Joke meet Paladin Z. Now run along and get along you two!
 
 I've missed out on games lately (can't afford them, don't have the time) so I'll have to give the gaming market another look or five before deciding on something worthwhile.
 
 I bought my third official copy of VtM: Redemption the other day.
 
 Game I play besides Dreamfall is... Deus Ex. Still on my first playthrough (big game with big levels and exploration points scattered where you least expect them). Right now I have just met Morgan Everett and he intends on sending me to a Vandenburg base. I've found the dead body of a techincian and a live one acting very suspicious... methinks there's something fishy going on. Still the feeling of being used is at an all time high and everyone using JC as an errand boy for their own crummy purposes is annoying as shit. From rumors I've gathered (and already having finished Deus Ex 2 a couple years ago) I will be able to plunge the earth into a new dark age. I'm really looking forward to pushing the button!                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Umnir on May 24, 2006, 04:11:00 pm
                Just finished condemned: criminal origins. God damn! This is perhaps the best game I have played in years! Watching any horrormovie after playing this doesn't make any effect. Just perfecto! Worth of all the money!                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] PaladinZ on May 24, 2006, 07:17:00 pm
                In Reply To #760
 
 
 You know the problem with Deus Ex 2 is you kinda have ALL of the endings shoved into one big thing in 2.
 
 In one when you pick and ending it seems more.... believable as ALL of the shit isn't happening at once.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Umnir on May 25, 2006, 11:38:00 am
                In Reply To #762
 
 The problem with Deus Ex 2 is that it's pile of shit.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] MoonMad:P on May 25, 2006, 10:47:00 pm
                I would've liked an option in Deus Ex to stay with UNATCO instead of siding with the NSF early in the game.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] PaladinZ on May 26, 2006, 12:24:00 am
                In Reply To #763
 
 
 Nah. It's just kind of an average game compared to the insanely kickass game that is the first Deus Ex.
 
 and a large disappointment. I mean having every gun use the same type of ammo is freaking stupid. Not having skills and XP is stupid. Trying to mix all of the endings of the first Deus Ex is freaking stupid.
 
 
 The game isn't worthless.... but it is a fairly massive disappointment.
 
 That could be why I'm replaying Bloodlines for like the.... fourth time as oppossed to playing it for the second time.
 
 and I just got my rental of the 2nd hitman game. Blood and hellfire is it hard. Even on normal. I did manage to get silent assassin rating for the first level.
 
 Clhorformed the guard taking a piss, stole his clothes. Went into the basement, came back around through the kitchen, climbed the ladder to the roof.
 
 Then got to the balcony, opened the door, snuck behind the Don, garroted his ass to death and took the key. I then went back around to the basement opened the locked door and found that the guy wasn't there, left the way I came in and the guy was still out cold.
 
 [added May 25 2006  7:27PM]
 
 In Reply To #764
 
 
 You mean something like you take out Manderly and the place like ti should be, sans corruption and all?                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Nagloper on May 26, 2006, 06:21:00 pm
                Tested the demo of the new Hitman - Blood money - game. Ok I guess, I never really got into the Hitman-games, too linear for my liking.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on May 26, 2006, 07:17:00 pm
                Deus Ex was SO good!
 
 Two times developers have tried to surpass it's awesomeness:
 
 -Invicible war.
 -Bloodlines.
 
 IW was too short and the universal ammo was crap. I must admit tough, they drove the freedom of choice to an unbelievable level. You can kill no one or everyone and everything in between, and you can join all factions at will. Or be with them all the time and backstab them in the end.
 
 Bloodlines is one of my all time favorites for various reasons, but in the Deus Ex gameplay only the Surf's up quest had real freedom.
 
 And then there is Bioshock... I would pay a bag of my own blood for it, if it truely turns out what gamers hope it to be: The game that finally makes Deus Ex obsolete. But see first and then drool is what i would say.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Nagloper on May 28, 2006, 12:00:00 pm
                Well that Hitman - demo didn't last long, my thirst for games is insatiable. happy  Anyway, a buddy of mine has Oblivion, I did the character-design - thing and a little of the beginning of the game. I've never played Morrowind and I suppose it is a better game.
 
 I like the fact that one can look into the horizon and the scenery seems to go on and on. Especially with the graphix turned up. The world seems quite large also. On the downside the game is quite overwhelming, what character should I get, what powers, what should I pick up, etc. Plus as a n00b one makes all the big mistakes all the time and the game gets quickly frustrating. Plus the game seems quite magic-oriented, seems to be the way to go if one wants a powerful end-game character. Lots of useless discussions with characters.
 
 Not bad but not great, reeaaallly monotonous at least the first time around. These guys are going to make Fallout 3? Phew, I hope they come up with something a bit more engaging for that.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] ItBurns35309321 on May 28, 2006, 12:36:00 pm
                In Reply To #768
 Agreed.  You have to hope they stay with the atmostsphere in the Fallout games but the fact that they stated it will also be aviable on the xbox 360 leaves me little hope.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on May 29, 2006, 06:11:00 pm
                Tip for mmorpg players: If you become so irritated by percieved incompetence that you get to the point of insulting people, it's probably time to call it a day.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Dante_Malice on May 29, 2006, 07:34:00 pm
                In Reply To #770
 That`s why I stopped playing Guild Wars a couple of months ago.
 
 The WoW rejects were getting a little too frequent.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Skinweaver on May 30, 2006, 10:01:00 am
                In Reply To #770
 
 I can't stand those people.
 They could at least try to remain civilised but nooo... one screw up and "ur gay". Fuck that. Henchies don't bitch.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on May 30, 2006, 02:41:00 pm
                In Reply To #772
 And then out of nowhere, everything runs smooth.
 There wasn't much to plunder in the hall of heroes but the cash doesn't hurt.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] dalver on May 30, 2006, 09:15:00 pm
               
ItBurns posted:
Agreed.  You have to hope they stay with the atmostsphere in the Fallout games but the fact that they stated it will also be aviable on the xbox 360 leaves me little hope.

 Given the huge expectations, even if it will be the best RPG ever made in the history of the entire universe - it will still suck! Because that's the way it always is.
 
 Personally I hate post-apocalyptic games/movies/books/paintings/comics. So for me it will probably suck and blow really bad just for principle, even though I'll probably end up playing it day and night.
 
 Tested (at a friend's place mind you) "Sin Chapters - Beginnings" or some other ridiculous shit variation like that. A, point the gun with your mouse and click it to shoot this generic bad guy over and over and over and over ad nauseum, while going through these linear, unimaginative and (obviously) boring levels.
 
 Right now, replaying "Hitman: Silent Assassin" and "Hitman: Contracts" as I wait for my salary so's I can buy the latest installment "Blood Money". I'm playing them Hitman style, which doesn't mean that silent assassin drek. It means a silenced gun and fiber-wire ONLY, no machine guns, maybe a sniper when forced to (like in the second Nuristani level) other than that a bullet to the head to anyone that gets in the way...
 
 When I began playing I actually found myself doing the one thing that I HATE in all assassin and killer movies, namely; going out of my way to spare innocents. Until I realised I wasn't in a Hollywood movie and I could do however and whatever the hell I wanted to. That's when all witnesses started getting the bullet-to-the-head treatment.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] PaladinZ on May 31, 2006, 01:57:00 am
                In Reply To #774
 
 
 Tell me you don't include cyberpunk into that dislike.
 
 Deus Ex, Shadowrun, and Ghost in the Shell kick ass.
 
 Well The shadorun genesis game did and likely the p&p would too had I anybody to play with, and I'm not talking about the GITS game as most anime games suck.
 
 [added May 30 2006  9:00PM]
 
 In Reply To #772
 
 
 That's what I hate about online playing. They can't even insult you without being completely juvenile, crass, or homophobic.
 
 Try getting past being 11-12 people. Then again lot of people on them may actually BE that age... I mean  at least use normal tried and true expletives if you can't use anything better. Or better yet, be creative and make up your own stuff.
 
 I have, well I use phrases that I haven't heard anyone else use and I use some fictional swearing too. The normal stuff got terribly boring after awhile. I'm going to relarn how to cuss in drowish.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] MoonMad:P on May 31, 2006, 02:31:00 am
                In Reply To #774
 
montnoir posted:

 Right now, replaying "Hitman: Silent Assassin" and "Hitman: Contracts" as I wait for my salary so's I can buy the latest installment "Blood Money".
Same here - hopefully it will run on my computer though. I lost my savegames for 1 and 3 so I've been playing them through again. I play Traditions of the Trade (codename 47 version - the contracts version didn't really appeal that much) over & over with just the piano wire and the Meat King's party level with just the meat hook. Silent Assassin doesn't really have any stand out levels for me.
 
 By the way - has anyone figured out how to hang people off the meat hooks. I've read something online that says how and where you can do it - but I can't get it to work (PS2 and PC versions). Hopefully it can actually be done.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] PaladinZ on May 31, 2006, 07:12:00 am
                I just got my copies of thief 1 and 2 now. and MAN do they look dated.
 
 I'm thinking I'll like them like I liked 3 but the lighting is very annoying in 1 you either are light up like hell but can see fine, or are a ghost but you can't see your blackjack in front of your face.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] MoonMad:P on May 31, 2006, 08:08:00 am
                In Reply To #777
 
 Is your Gamma setting too low?
 
 I stopped enjoying Thief when the enemies changed from Humans to those Trickster beasts. Thief 2 was pretty good. I'm a few missions in to Thief 3 and can't be bothered finishing it.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] PaladinZ on May 31, 2006, 08:21:00 am
                In Reply To #778
 
 
 I think it would help if they gave you a sword in thief 3 that dagger is awful... and 1 blackjack hit KO all non combatants.
 
 well the thing is I tried the gamma and then it looks to bright...                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] dalver on May 31, 2006, 10:58:00 am
               
Paladin Z posted:
Tell me you don't include cyberpunk into that dislike.</quote>
 I didn't. Shadowrun is the best game for the Super Nintendo and one of the best RPG-s, period. I actually still play it once every year. I rarely finish it nowadays though. I still get the creeps when I speak to the Jester Spirit!
 
 <quote by="MoonMad">Same here - hopefully it will run on my computer though. I lost my savegames for 1 and 3 so I've been playing them through again. I play Traditions of the Trade (codename 47 version - the contracts version didn't really appeal that much) over & over with just the piano wire and the Meat King's party level with just the meat hook. Silent Assassin doesn't really have any stand out levels for me.

 I've only seen Mr 47 hang people on meathooks in trailers, never done it myself, also in the trailers he speared someone with a pool-cue, I've only managed to strangle them with the cue.
 
 I've lost my saves for the first one too and I still play the Hong Kong missions but the Bolivia jungle mission gets to me real bad. Too many soldiers, no possibility to save and it turns into a nasty shootout at a moments notice, avoiding the patrols while running all over the map is a real hit and miss thing, has nothing to do with skill or patience... so I just don't have the patience anymore with going through it... and even if I do, there comes the Rotterdam Harbor mission; which is another huge level with a hit and miss approach that turns into a bloodbath/massacre/shootout in a split second... and it even fails if the alarm goes, or something like that, VERY annoying! So I haven't played "Traditions..." in a very long time.
 
 In all 3 Hitman games I've played there are only 4 missions that are really unispired and really no fun to play. The first Bolivia mission and the Rotterdam Harbor mission, in the first game and in the second game the 2 missions in Japan that has you get to the Shoguns palace and infiltrate it. All these missions are very easily turned into shootouts, they are very large and very uninteresting. Basically they're just a large area and nothing else. Every time I get to those the same question arrises in my mind "Do I play a Hitman or a marathon runner?".
 ALL other missions though in all games are simply great! Even the remakes in Contracts. I love them and they all have their own specific mood.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] quiller5840388 on May 31, 2006, 03:25:00 pm
                In Reply To #777
 Yeah, on the thief games you either need to play it in a completely dark room, or really mess with your monitor settings.  To me playing it in a dark room in a quiet house is the way to do it, but it does put a damper on the amount of time you can play it and still hold down a day job...                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Skinweaver on May 31, 2006, 06:23:00 pm
                In Reply To #775
 
 Okay, so I use a female character. All the male ones look like... well... shit. That spares me most of the "gay" accusations and it's much easier to find a group to help out with missions. Naturally, there's a whole bunch who wants me to be their "E-girl". Usually half naked warriors.
 I told the last one to drink a cup of bleach, stopped playing and watched a movie.
 
 Factions. New Ranger. Shooting stuff is fun.
 I do keep returning to my Necromancer roots.
 Probably because that's really the only think I know how to play.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] seaofshadows on May 31, 2006, 07:06:00 pm
                In Reply To #782
 Speaking of half naked. Playboy the Mansion. An amusing cross between the Sims and Leisure Suit Larry. Not a game I would pay for, but if you get a free copy...                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] PaladinZ on May 31, 2006, 07:50:00 pm
                In Reply To #782
 
 
 What game are you speaking of anyway? I feel as if I missed a page somewhere.
 
 oh and I got the gamma at a somewhat reasonible level in theif now, it's still dark in the dark but at least I can make out most things.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Dante_Malice on May 31, 2006, 07:53:00 pm
                In Reply To #784
 He`s talking about Guild Wars.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] PaladinZ on May 31, 2006, 08:59:00 pm
                Ah. That's why I never played as female characters. I don't like lame lonely teenage males hitting on me. You notice that females never do that crap?
 
 Maybe that's because if a girl wants companionship she can get it.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Umnir on June 01, 2006, 09:06:00 am
                Finally dared to buy oblivion after testing it with my brothers computer. I truly enjoy it, althought I think it's not going to reach the quality of morrowind. I hate the way they stripped the character creation, combining all weapon classes to blade, blunt and marksman and no unarmored at all.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Skinweaver on June 01, 2006, 09:15:00 am
                In Reply To #787
 
 Enjoy. I know I do.
 If only I knew how to mod... or at least pay for the mods they release.
 Goddamn human greed.
 
 Thought I'd give the Ritualist a chance.
 It's fun to call forth spirits and stuff and I can identify with the blinding cliché in a way. Unfortunatly, the fact that the character is rather... well... chesty she's getting all the wong kinds of attention.
 I think I'll spend less time in the cities, away from humanity. The monsters never get horny.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] ItBurns35309321 on June 01, 2006, 12:50:00 pm
                In Reply To #788
 Well actually the monsters do get horny - they're just turned on by green slime instead of milk glands.
 
 Oh and a huge amount of mods for Oblivion are player made and free.  Just go to the tess website download and enjoy.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Dante_Malice on June 01, 2006, 05:39:00 pm
                In Reply To #789
 Shit, that reminds me CL, I`ll have those mods to you at the weekend. Damn, forgot all about them.
 
 (Too much going on by fuck).                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on June 01, 2006, 06:41:00 pm
                I don't think you will have much fun with Guildwars if you keep making new characters only to scrap them after two days. I never deleted any character. The five i have are permanent until Arenanet goes off line for good. happy
 
 Create and tweak them until you reach the point where you have to pay fifty platinums for one point of extra damage...Do all there is to do. And when they are finally "complete", there is yet another expansion.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Skinweaver on June 01, 2006, 07:59:00 pm
                In Reply To #790
 
 Right. I remember that too.
 Don't worry about it. Take your time.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Lavrenti on June 01, 2006, 08:21:00 pm
                May I for all members suggest that you visit http://www.wormhole.se  
 
 It's a completely free rpg, combining the best SF-worlds around, like Star Wars, Star Trek, Terminator, Mad Max, Aliens vs. Predator etc.
 
 You don't need to download anything to play (if you have windows) but zMud might help.
 
 Just click on connect and you're ready to play. If you need any help, just ask the people online, they're usually very helpful.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] PaladinZ on June 02, 2006, 01:38:00 am
                To whoever said Condemned was good..... do you happen to know wher a patch is to get read of the fucking bird on the loading screen. Oh that and what version is it on right now anyway I might need a more mundane patch as well.
 
 Damn I feel like I'm going to empty my stomach right now. Worst thing is I don't think there is anything solid in there right now and I hate vomiting on an empty stomach it hurts twice as damned much.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Nagloper on June 02, 2006, 03:49:00 am
                Back with Fifa 06 Manager now. Got knocked out of Champions League and finished fifth in the English Premier League with my second season playing the game, it's a pretty difficult game. A lot depends on chance. Of course one could cheat easily by checking out hints and tips from the net but I've resisted temptations so far.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Umnir on June 02, 2006, 04:40:00 am
                In Reply To #794
 
 Not that I know of any patch to condemned. I guess you can dig up how to change the loading screen but I have no clue.
 
 I think I have never played as deep atmosphered game as condemned. It reminded me of seven, but only more brutal, ruthless an animalistic than the movie. It was almost like descenting to another world where are no rules or place to rest. I just love that game!                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] PaladinZ on June 02, 2006, 05:33:00 am
                Not that I know of... oh and is there a way to set the sprint to toggle instead of hold?  There isn't in the options and I don't see it in the configure files but some things like you do stuff in the configure files if you know what to put but I don't know what to put or if it would let you... I assume that it would as I can't think of anything stopping it, well save the right command line.
 
 Blocking is kinda hard though..... and it would be nice if the guns dind't break so easy... I mean I get like the stock of a shotgun but would a metal pistol break that easy really?
 
 never did get the purpose of the boot... well save my love for messing with stuff by kicking it... is it just so you can't sbe totally disarmed?                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Umnir on June 02, 2006, 11:56:00 am
                Sprint shouldn't be toggled since stamina runs out very fast.. in my opinion ofcourse.
 
 And blocking is quite useless. I just ran forward and back, dodging the hits (and dodging is much cooler).
 
 And kicking is handy when you have gun in your hand and wan't to finish your enemy, lying in ground, and avoind spending bullets, that are very valuable.
                       

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Grendel8101 on June 02, 2006, 01:12:00 pm
                In Reply To #798
 No, no, blocking is extremely useful once you figure out the timing, you block, then bam, you hit the psycho's face with a return swing.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] MoonMad:P on June 03, 2006, 05:18:00 am
                HommV - I love the undead.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Lavrenti on June 03, 2006, 11:57:00 am
                In Reply To #793
 
 http://wormhole.se/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
 
 [added Jun  3 2006  8:55AM]
 
 In Reply To #801
 
                         

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Grendel8101 on June 03, 2006, 11:28:00 pm
                Finished playing Half-Life 2: Episode 1.  Pretty cool, but too damn short.  No new weapons and they didn't have any vehicle levels, but the storytelling with Alyx was pretty good.  I'm playing through with the developer commentary on right now, kinda interesting.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Nagloper on June 04, 2006, 12:51:00 am
                In Reply To #801
 
 Ok, we all get it. Jeez.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Skinweaver on June 04, 2006, 01:00:00 am
                In Reply To #801
 
 So what's all this about?
 I'm playing the game where I force my brain to produce some waste.
 Ususally, this waste is refered to as Roleplays and Fanfics.
 Unfortunatly, it comes in the same quality as your average human feces so it's not really worth it.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Dante_Malice on June 04, 2006, 02:01:00 am
                In Reply To #802
 I`m installing HL2: EP1 as I type, also got Sin: Emergence.
 
 So far I like it, enemies are a little thick though, that`s with the difficulty slider up full, dumb, but tough.
 
 Jetpack guys are fun to shoot down though, especially if you get the fuel tank, they sorta spin about for a sec before blowing up or dropping to the ground with a thud.
 
 and it`s pretty easy on the system too.
 
 Min specs required:
 
 OS: Win 98\2000\ME|XP
 Processor: 1.2GHZ (intel or amd)
 Memory: 256 mb ram
 hard drive 3.5 GB (bit big, but what isn`t these days?)
 cd\dvd: 8 speed
 video card Directx 7.0 (bit suprising)
 sound card: directx 9.0 compatible, 16-bit
 directx 7.0
 Multiplayer: 1 dvd per pc
 network: TCP\IP complient (2-16 players)
 internet: hi-speed (2-16 players)
 input: keyboard\mouse
 
 pretty much the same as HL2: Ep1, except the HD space needed, this takes less.
 
 also playing:
 
 Oblivion, Morrowind, Tomb Raider: Legend, NWN (sad day, no official support now).                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] PaladinZ on June 04, 2006, 06:16:00 pm
                In Reply To #805
 
 
 Is that the game I saw a trailer on cinemia tech on g4?
 
 Where this one like armored dude asked this chick where her destination is, she tells him it isn't any of his business and she says something like.
 
 "South corner of fuck off and you."                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Dante_Malice on June 04, 2006, 07:02:00 pm
                In Reply To #806
 Yep, that`s the one.
 
 It`s really short though... but I suppose it`s meant to be considering how they plan on the game coming in 'episode' format.
 
 Since when did game production start running on the tv series style?
 
 Detailing is good.
 
 And as I said, no lag that I`ve noticed.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] PaladinZ on June 05, 2006, 01:07:00 am
                No I want to toggle it, when it gets low I'll turn it the hell off, but I'm tired of the beeping sound I get if I hold some buttons down for very long.
 
 shift is apparently one of them but w is not for some reason.
 
 Thta and if I keep it held down for very long my left shift key sticks....
 
 maybe I need a new keyboard along with a resolution to NOT smash this one with my fist when I get pissed off at a game.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] calamityx5130584373 on June 05, 2006, 04:37:00 pm
                Hitman Blood Money. I've long since adored the series and I think Eidos might have actually really got it right this time. grin                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Dante_Malice on June 05, 2006, 07:23:00 pm
                In Reply To #808
 @Paladin Z: Toggle what?                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] PaladinZ on June 06, 2006, 02:12:00 am
                In Reply To #810
 
 
 Sprint. You know running? In condemned? I mean it doesn't have an option for it in the option menus but I have seen games that don't have a toggle for say, crouching and yet if you put in the right command in the config files it will work.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Lavrenti on June 06, 2006, 12:38:00 pm
                In Reply To #804
 
 It's a MUD (Multi- User Dungeon), a text based roleplaying game online.
 
 This particular MUD combines several Sience fiction movies/series to make up a world that is not of the common medieval type.
 
 Unfortunatly it's been down since the fall of 2002, but now it's back on a new address: mud.wormhole.se port 4000.
 You can otherwise reach it through www.wormhole.se
 
 You need either telnet (which are a part of windows) or zMud (or similair program) which can be found at www.zuggsoft.com                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] bogj on June 08, 2006, 11:19:00 pm
                I just got baldurs gate, have not started playing yet.
                       

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Umnir on June 11, 2006, 03:43:00 am
                In Reply To #811
 
Paladin Z posted:

 In Reply To #810
 
 
 Sprint. You know running? In condemned? I mean it doesn't have an option for it in the option menus but I have seen games that don't have a toggle for say, crouching and yet if you put in the right command in the config files it will work.

 
 Oh yes, toggle. I don't like toggle so I haven't wondered. happy  I guess there could be some option in some ini file... I don't  know! happy                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Moonshadow70421598 on June 13, 2006, 10:10:00 pm
                eve online                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Signothorn on June 14, 2006, 03:55:00 am
                In Reply To #815
 
 Just bought World of Warcraft this afternoon. For the first time I'm actually need to read a game manual. It's called WOW for a reason. Looks pretty cool though.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] munchies.Trooper on June 14, 2006, 06:43:00 am
                currently play (when not working 60+ hours a week) Guild wars w/factions expansion and dark age of camelot friend talked me into reactiving my old account.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on June 14, 2006, 07:50:00 am
                In Reply To #816
 Nooo!! You just got yourself into the worst addiction in the world!!!!!
 
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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Skyra_to_Hollow on June 14, 2006, 08:18:00 am
                My wife picked up Myst 4 the other day.  It looks really immersive and the puzzles are pretty clever.  The rendering engine doesn't seem to like Radeon Mobile cards, but after a little tweaking it runs great with max settings on both our notebooks.
 
 Note to self: remember to warn friends, family, boss, business partners, and university instructors that I plan to get Oblivion next month.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Moonshadow70421598 on June 14, 2006, 11:52:00 am
                In Reply To #816
 
Signothorn posted:

 In Reply To #815
 
 Just bought World of Warcraft this afternoon. For the first time I'm actually need to read a game manual. It's called WOW for a reason. Looks pretty cool though.

 
 i am so burnt out on midevil roleplaying games, eve has been awsomely refreshing, its not like any other online game i've ever played and its visually stunning.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Skinweaver on June 14, 2006, 12:20:00 pm
                In Reply To #816
 
 If I can ever afford that leech I have to try it...
 Oblivion now. Having fun. Also Heroes of Might and Magic V.
 I absolutely adore the Inferno faction...                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Nagloper on June 14, 2006, 04:18:00 pm
                In Reply To #816
 
 I wouldn't waste time on reading the manual except out of general interest. The game has changed considerably through patches so there might even be some outdated info in the manual.
 
 Well to give you a couple of pieces of advice...Although you probably want to play as horde it might be a good idea to try alliance also, maybe make two characters on two different servers. From what I hear the mission design is better there (never tried alliance myself). Advice no. 2, warrior class is kinda nerfed and I don't think they've upped the class yet so you might want to try something else. Shaman is powerful as are the rest of the clothies (magic non-armour wearing classes) but they don't have that Conan the Barbarian - attitude about them. If you want to be warrior, take orc as race. Or maybe tauren. Hell, choose anything you fancy. I took troll and it was ok.
 
 I got to level 40 and then just kind of burnt out on the game. Got my mount though, a nice purple raptor.
 
 Anyway, I'm sure you'll find a lot of good and bad advice from the WoW-message boards. Happy WoW'ing, give those gnomes and nelfs hell (if you go horde).                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Lavrenti on June 15, 2006, 05:22:00 am
                I'm back to playing VtMB.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Umnir on June 15, 2006, 05:39:00 am
                Playing Dungeon Keeper, one of my alltime favorites!
                       

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] MoonMad:P on June 15, 2006, 10:26:00 am
                In Reply To #821
 
Crazy-Legs posted:

 Also Heroes of Might and Magic V.
 I absolutely adore the Inferno faction...</quote>
 
 Always the undead for me - gotta love 6000+ skeleton archers by the time your super hero gets to the last castle. Have to get around to using the dark knight/black knight mod. I've noticed a lot of the artifacts don't have descriptions - there's a mod for that too that I can't get working.
 
 In Reply To #824
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 Playing Dungeon Keeper, one of my alltime favorites!
 
Everytime I get close to finishing the first one I have to reinstall everything on my computer.
 
 Just bought Hitman: Blood Money for PS2 (because they were out of the PC version and I figure it won't run on my pc properly) and Xmen legends 2. I'm so proud - I killed noone other than the targets using only the fibrewire on my first try of the vineyard mission without a walkthrough. Lets see what the paper says :P Also got Silent Assassin on the opera level that is the prelude to Hitman:Contracts - and they all had "Accidents". Somehow I don't think the xmen game will come out of the box for a little while.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] quiller5840388 on June 15, 2006, 06:43:00 pm
                In Reply To #825
 Well, I just finished X-Men Legends II (maybe I should go back and finish the first one now) at least on a first run-through.  (As I think I mentionned the thing that bugged me is how little experience the unused characters get, I wound up sticking with a group of 4 who all ended up at around level 48 after the runthrough while everyone else was around level 33.  I plan to run again with a different team.)  Strangely, the computer is good enough at self-preservation in the game that when I found a character was low on health and hemmed in, my solution was often to just switch to another character and let the AI revive that character while I lent a hand with the new one.  Sticking with a small group of characters also helps in being able to remember what powers you have mapped for each character.
 
 While I was working on finishing that game, I was downloading Half-Life 2: Episode 1, so I also played through a good bit of that last night (What do you mean it is 2:30 AM!).  Storywise it works pretty good so far, visually I've not seen much that looked really new, characterwise you get a good bit of personality having Alyx by you for so much, though constant exposure does point out the weaknesses in the repetitive movement and the like.  Still I think it has to be the first time I've gotten a hug in a first-person game.  With less of the street to street battle stuff, I feel a lot more like puzzle Physicist, particularly since you can let Alyx do a lot of the shooting in parts of the game.  Trying to figure out the puzzle of an area while you are under constant attack however adds to the frantic nature of the game.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on June 15, 2006, 06:49:00 pm
                The Guild wars virus still refuses to leave me. Now i got my mesmer a 60K outfit made of the finest Eloyan leather.
 
 And now i realized he looks like Tommy Flayton :-P                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Umnir on June 16, 2006, 05:29:00 pm
                Pirates!
 
 Ahh, the sea and rom!
                       

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] bogj on June 16, 2006, 05:47:00 pm
                I just finished NWN and have started playing shadows of undertide.
 
 NWN was a blast, but chapter one is really boring and repetitive.  I know I've said this before, but I almost got rid of the game.  So, if your just buying it like me, be patient.
                       

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] quiller5840388 on June 17, 2006, 12:55:00 am
                In Reply To #829
 The new infinite dungeon premium module looks pretty interesting, I may pick it up when I'm done with the new HL2 episode.  Maybe pickup the pirate one too.  (Funny how spending $850 on my cat(who sadly didn't make it and had to be put down) makes the cost of some of these games seem pretty reasonable.)
 
 Oh, I should clarify that the premium modules are for Neverwinter Nights, in case it wasn't clear.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on June 17, 2006, 04:25:00 am
                I stumbled upon this ultra-high quality Soul Reaver intro:
 
 http://rapidshare.de/files/18155080/SR2_Movie_SR1ntro.mpg.html
 
 ...and now i feel like playing the intire LOK cycle all over again! grin                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Nagloper on June 17, 2006, 12:21:00 pm
                I finally put FIFA Manager 06 on rest, it's strange how such a 'simple' game can be so engrossing. Now I have more time for other games such as SWAT 4 and Oblivion that I can loan from a buddy. Oblivion seems like a huge game, after GTA:SA I'm sort of scared of getting into a game of that scope.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Offkorn on June 17, 2006, 12:46:00 pm
               
bogj posted:
I just finished NWN and have started playing shadows of undertide.
 
 NWN was a blast, but chapter one is really boring and repetitive.  I know I've said this before, but I almost got rid of the game.  So, if your just buying it like me, be patient.

 
 SoU is about 10x more boring then NWN, HotU is godlike though.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Sodom40280831 on June 17, 2006, 03:55:00 pm
                In Reply To #826
 <orange>Well, I just finished X-Men Legends II (maybe I should go back and finish the first one now) at least on a first run-through. (As I think I mentionned the thing that bugged me is how little experience the unused characters get, I wound up sticking with a group of 4 who all ended up at around level 48 after the runthrough while everyone else was around level 33. I plan to run again with a different team.) Strangely, the computer is good enough at self-preservation in the game that when I found a character was low on health and hemmed in, my solution was often to just switch to another character and let the AI revive that character while I lent a hand with the new one. Sticking with a small group of characters also helps in being able to remember what powers you have mapped for each character.</orange>
 
 Y'know usually I can be a real hard-ass when it comes to commenting on games but there is only one thing I can say about X-men legends II... you can play as Deadpool... HEEELLL YEEEAAAH! That was all it took for that game to make it to my favorites list.
 
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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] quiller5840388 on June 17, 2006, 04:41:00 pm
                In Reply To #833
 Though SoU seems to go faster, fewer barrels to break and all.  Also Miss Cleric/Thief is a pretty darn useful NPC.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Skinweaver on June 18, 2006, 07:45:00 pm
                In Reply To #831
 
 Beautiful as always.
 Still waiting for the finishing chapter to that story...
 
 As for what I'm playing right now?
 I don't know. I'll flip a coin.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on June 18, 2006, 08:16:00 pm
                Every single line spoken by Kain and Raziel should be etched in granite! That's what sets Lok above the competition: Monumental text.
 
 Bloodlines had great dialogue too, but when it comes to catharic quality, nothing beats Kain.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] MoonMad:P on June 19, 2006, 02:47:00 am
                Recently finished Hitman Blood Money. I think it's the best one so far. The newspaper is a nice touch - though it's sometimes incorrect. I got Silent Assassin on every level except the tutorial. There weren't really any stand out levels because they were all really good. I liked the Murder of Crows and Ammendment XXV Counter Assassination missions and the 'til death do us part mission because (if you put a foot wrong) every redneck has a gun...for shooting Gators... I think I'll play it through again and shoot anyone that gets in my way - I need the target practice.
 
 Started X-Men Legends 2 now too.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on June 22, 2006, 06:42:00 am
                Playing Blood Omen 2 again. Zero humanity, kill everyone and everything on sight, diablerie galore, rule the world in it's damation, humans as cattle... It's a Sabbat's dream. Not that i have any Sabbat sympaties of course. grin                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] ItBurns35309321 on June 22, 2006, 03:01:00 pm
                Picked up copies of Clive Barker's Undying and The Longest Journey.  Playing them simultaneously although since Undying craps out a lot I end up playing Journey more.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Broken_Noah on June 24, 2006, 10:58:00 am
                In Reply To #840
 
 I'm still trying to finish Need for Speed Most Wanted, the game's been in my PC for the longest time.Replaying the Frozen Throne. My copy of Prince of Persia Two Thrones is collecting dust. Work's eating most of my time. Bah.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Guenhwyvar on June 24, 2006, 11:31:00 pm
                Multiplayer:
 Dawn of War
 Dawn of War: Winter Assault
 Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne
 
 Singleplayer:
 Heroes of Might & Magic V
 Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends
 Planescape Torment                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Offkorn on June 25, 2006, 03:09:00 am
                Tryed out X-Men Legends II, the control scheme (and options to change it) is terrible, god-awfull in fact.
 
 I had to quite playing after about an hour. Maybe with a gamepad it'd be better, but using the keyboard efficiently is a nearly impossible task.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] MoonMad:P on June 25, 2006, 08:45:00 am
                In Reply To #843
 I've taken to using the number keys (not on the numpad) and the mouse (with the occasional spacebar for flight). I do agree about the gamepad - I'm guessing it was originally made for consoles and the PC was an afterthought.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Sodom40280831 on June 25, 2006, 09:43:00 am
                In Reply To #843
 I played x-men legends II on gamecube and you are totally correct about the gamepad. I didn't have any trouble with the controls.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Offkorn on June 25, 2006, 10:31:00 am
               
MoonMad posted:
I've taken to using the number keys (not on the numpad) and the mouse (with the occasional spacebar for flight).

 
 Huh? The mouse does nothing, and you can't even bind any keys to it. It just wanders around the screen being all useless.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] quiller5840388 on June 25, 2006, 05:59:00 pm
                In Reply To #844
 Yes, the controls work great on the PS2, so it probably would work better with a gamepad for the PC.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] MoonMad:P on June 26, 2006, 12:04:00 am
                In Reply To #846
 Strange - I'm able to use it for Light and hard attacks and moving about (which makes it diabloesque). Mouse button 1 allows me to walk around and punch people, mouse button 2 allows me to punch people harder - essentially they're kp4 and kp6. I didn't even edit any control options - surely you can use the mouse in the menu screens where the statue of Apocalypse is as a background. Maybe there's a problem with your mouse.
 
 I can't play it with just the keyboard.
 
 Anyway I'm up to act 4 or something where Apocalypse has invaded New York.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Offkorn on June 26, 2006, 10:53:00 am
               
MoonMad posted:
Strange - I'm able to use it for Light and hard attacks and moving about (which makes it diabloesque). Mouse button 1 allows me to walk around and punch people, mouse button 2 allows me to punch people harder - essentially they're kp4 and kp6. I didn't even edit any control options - surely you can use the mouse in the menu screens where the statue of Apocalypse is as a background. Maybe there's a problem with your mouse.

 
 When I said 'nothing' I ment 'nothing usefull'. In-game (aka, not on a menu screen) all it does is highlight stuff and move the selected character to where I click.
 
 Movement by mouse is perfectly fine in a Turn-Based or Strategy game, like Fallout or Command and Conquer, but for a Real-Time Action game it's far to slow and cumbersome.
 
 I do wonder how you got the 2 attack buttons to map to the Mouse though.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Moonshadow70421598 on June 26, 2006, 10:55:00 am
                I am so addicted to eve, tis a pirates life for me, YYAAARR                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Skinweaver on June 26, 2006, 06:44:00 pm
                Guild Wars, Factions.
 I finally got my Flesh Golem. I named him Sherman.
 
 http://img501.imageshack.us/img501/5928/golem8yj.jpg
 
 Adoreable...
 Oblivion too. I make too many characters...                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on June 26, 2006, 07:11:00 pm
                In Reply To #851
 I got into a Luxon alliance today. lots of members and they even own a town with a discount merchant.
 
 And oh yes : "To the victor go the spoils! At last,Nosgoth would be mine..."
 
 Still think Blood omen2 is underrated.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Nagloper on June 26, 2006, 07:47:00 pm
                Played SWAT 4 until the last two missions, the one-before-the-last-one turned out to be too much of a drudge. The second mission was quality though, similar in suspense value to the Ocean House, although maybe not quite as good.
 
 Now it's Oblivion although not sure if I'll have too much time for it though.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] quiller5840388 on June 26, 2006, 10:23:00 pm
                I finally went back and finished X-Men Legends. Unfortunately my final battle save had me with no health potions which meant other than Wolvie's regenerative abilities my primary means of healing is having the character go unconscious and then reviving them.  By the end I had no money left for revives, and two characters left, Wolverine and Magma.  Luckily at this point I found I could play dodge around a pillar to keep missiles from hitting me, and toss barrages of flaming missiles at the enemy in between, and that was enough.  But I certainly remember now why I had never finished it.
 
 The infinite dungeons module for Neverwinter isn't as cool as I thought.  I've been taking a 12th level sorceress through a caster friendly dungeon, and there hasn't been much variety in monsters, treasure has been so rich as to take too much time to deal with, and of course, randomly generated plot elements make the original campaign look like a great font of storytelling.  I'll probably try it out with other characters but at the moment, it seems best suited for when a couple of friends just want to go kill monsters together, or to try out a build.
 
 The Pirates of the Swordcoast module has a decent storyline, and would seem to work well for piratey characters.  (Lots of light armor or enchanted clothing, cutlasses, etc)  I played through with a barbarian character, and therefore missed a lot of opportunities to persuade people, and there seemed to be several things I wasn't able to unlock.  May try it with my Rogue/Bard next.
 
 I've also been playing Maple Story reasonably often lately, though I'm not sure how much I'd recommend it.  It is a massively multiplayer 2D platformer game with big-headed chibi style characters.  It is free to play, but there are items like pets, and certain character customizations that can only be bought with cash that you get by buying it with real money.  Aside from this stuff it isn't terribly original (you can become a warrior, mage, thief or bowman and later on various subclasses) but it has a certain charm to it.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Skinweaver on June 27, 2006, 12:35:00 am
                In Reply To #854
 
 That Pirates module is fun. Social skills are a big plus and some diplomacy never hurts. The Undead element is fun too and it's permanent unless you reverse it so the character will remain immune to critical hits, Death Magic and all those other undead things pretty much until you delete him/her. Makes for some nice roleplaying too...
 
 I'd go and play some NWN online but it's so empty with no buddies. Questing is fun and all but I'm a roleplayer at heart and that can't be done with henchmen... well, it can but it's not nearly as stimulating.
 That's like the necrophilia of roleplaying...                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] MoonMad:P on June 27, 2006, 08:19:00 am
                In Reply To #849
 
Offkorn posted:

 When I said 'nothing' I ment 'nothing usefull'...I do wonder how you got the 2 attack buttons to map to the Mouse though.

 
 I assumed you meant the mouse wasn't working at all - oops.
 
 The mouse should automatically be mapped like that - have you noticed the blue pointer turn into a red diamond when you hold it over enemies? You should be able to attack them when that happens - the button you press determines how hard they get hit.
 
 I'm finding the 2 stand out characters for me are Juggernaut and Nightcrawler. Rogue is close behind though I wish you could nick powers from enemies/friends. Cyclops sucks.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Offkorn on June 27, 2006, 09:58:00 am
               
MoonMad posted:
The mouse should automatically be mapped like that - have you noticed the blue pointer turn into a red diamond when you hold it over enemies? You should be able to attack them when that happens - the button you press determines how hard they get hit.

 
 See, the problem with that is you actually have to click on them. If you aren't targeting something and click it'll move you to the place the pointer is and not do an attack, canceling any combo you may have had.
 
 I have no idea what difficulty you're playing on, but on normal the enemies move around much to fast to hit them that way at all reliably.
 
 Notice how when you press the key bound to Smash 1 or 2 it'll do an attack even if you aren't targeting anything? That's what the Mouse should do, you seriously must have incredible reflexes to continuousy target these enemies.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] quiller5840388 on June 27, 2006, 04:44:00 pm
                In Reply To #856
 I went through my first time with Juggernaut, Rogue, Magneto and Scarlet Witch.  Scarlet Witch is great because she has both a heal ability and a power that randomly turns enemies into crates.  Nothing quite like zapping one enemy into a crate then picking up the crate and throwing it at another enemy.  (Rogue has a healing power as well, but hers drains 10% of her hitpoints so it isn't as generally useful.)  Of course, if you put Toad in for Rogue in this lineup you have the whole Brotherhood of Mutants team and get an XP bonus.  Of course, by the time I knew that my guys were 10 levels ahead of Toad so it was tough to put him in.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Javokis on June 28, 2006, 12:12:00 am
                In Reply To #858
 
 FINALLY!
 
 I finally beat Resident Evil 4 on GC. Man that was hard to begin with, but got easier after buying and upgrading the red9 and tmp.
 
 It's even easier with infinite ammo weapons. grin
 
 BTW: I just bought Morrowind the 'Game of the Year' edition. heh
 
 It's merely... ok.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Crusadia on June 28, 2006, 09:24:00 am
                Right now I'm playing Guild Wars & Heroes of Might and Magic V, which is so much better than the last instalment.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] MoonMad:P on June 28, 2006, 11:12:00 am
                In Reply To #858
 I'm starting to like Sunfire - he's getting rather powerful.
 
 I think if I play through again I'll have Juggernaut, Nightcrawler, Sunfire and one other as the stay with team - maybe someone who can build bridges. Jean Grey's powers kind of suck and I can't stand Gambit.
 
 In Reply To #860
 I just tried a copy of HommIV and have to agree with you - it sucks. I've played all of the Homm games now - none of them nearly as addictive as #2 but III and V came close. I think III and V were nearly the same.
 
 In Reply To #857
 
Offkorn posted:

 See, the problem with that is you actually have to click on them. If you aren't targeting something and click it'll move you to the place the pointer is and not do an attack, canceling any combo you may have had.</quote> I will admit it is a bit hard (especially with the enemies with forcefields), but when I'm not busy throwing people around the place I can usually uppercut/trip then use a power thing (Sunfire burns them at the end without you having to use a power button for example) at the end with most enemies - I don't even know most of the combo moves though. The only time it says combo is when you use a power the same time as another character - so I can't see the point in using anything further than normal punches (I haven't read the manual for those moves either - would rather have fun). I use Nightcrawler a fair bit so teleport attacks are making it easier. Pushback attacks with some of the others helps sometimes when they get on top of you. Use a tank character for the first few levels.
 
 <quote by="Offkorn">
 Notice how when you press the key bound to Smash 1 or 2 it'll do an attack even if you aren't targeting anything? That's what the Mouse should do...
I hate playing in that sort of style - I tried it to begin with (without the mouse configured like that of course) but the characters never hit anything/anyone.
 
 As I said it's diabloesque.
 
 Just ran into the Stepford Cuckoos bug for a second time - this time I saved right before going in, so even though I have to kill them a third time, I won't have to go through everything else again too.                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on June 30, 2006, 09:38:00 am
                Just to remind you: It's dragon festival in Guildwars this week end.  Seems like there is some virtual cash to win.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] quiller5840388 on June 30, 2006, 10:01:00 pm
                In Reply To #861
 I think he is talking about the combos like Trip, Knockback, Popup, etc that depend on hitting with a series of specific blow types.  Since some enemies have shields that are only taken down by those, it is an important part of the game.
 
 The other combos are generally for hitting someone with multiple mutant power attacks at the same time, though there is at least one combo, "Batter Up" that merely requires one character to throw an opponent at another and the recipient character to hit them.  You can also throw someone with telekinesis this way to get a combo, which is how I made it through the team attack danger room scenarios, using Magneto or Jean Grey to throw opponents at other characters, and getting enough Batter Ups to pass the course.
 
 Telekinesis is probably a power that is a lot more fun with the console controls.  Being able to grab and toss opponents around with a flick of your thumb is kind of fun.  I frequently gave a radiation damage item to Magneto, and so he would grab one opponent, throw him at another, stun them both for a second, and they'd both wind up with radiation damage.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] MoonMad:P on June 30, 2006, 11:39:00 pm
                In Reply To #863
 
quiller posted:

 I think he is talking about the combos like Trip, Knockback, Popup, etc that depend on hitting with a series of specific blow types.  Since some enemies have shields that are only taken down by those, it is an important part of the game.

 
 I did mention that it was hard in the previous post, but it is doable with the mouse as it is configured.
 
 Just beat the snot out of Apocalypse with Juggernaut, Nightcrawler, Sunfire and Ironman. Ironman doesn't seem all that special to me and when you get deadpool after completing it - he seems way too similar to Nightcrawler to bother with. I did like being able to get the four's power too in that final fight. Is it worth unlocking Professor X?                        

 

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Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] quiller5840388 on July 01, 2006, 11:05:00 pm
                In Reply To #864
 It is a bit of a pain unlocking Prof. X as some of those Danger Room scenarios are pretty tough.
 
 When you've got him he has some decent powers.  He has a radial power that does mental damage and grabs opponents and holds them in a decent size radius, so he is nice when you are being overwhelmed by lots of opponents.  His first power is actually a strong physical attack, Cleave which does physical damage in an arc, which is kind of weird for the prof.  He also has an extreme power that brings fallen allies back, and revives downed opponents and has them fight for you.  I've not used it successfully though, as most of the time my characters fall is when they wind up in a pit or a vat, and it can't revive them then.  He's good enough I'm using him as my leadership character the second time through.  I've been using him and Colossus regularly, the others I've been swapping out.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: What Games are you currently playing
Post by: [archive] Skinweaver on July 02, 2006, 10:04:00 am
                In Reply To #862
 
 I'll have to check this out.
 But first: Fishing trip. Bugs all over my skin and cold, black water all around me. Soothing...                        

 

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