General Gaming Megathread: What are you playing?

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by The Commissar, Mar 30, 2007.

  1. Dead Guy

    Dead Guy Senate Board Director oTO Moderator Orderite

    Nov 9, 2008
    I played some NES games on emulator with a playstation controller. It doesn't feel exactly the same as on the console, but maybe it's subjective... I always found Mega Man 2 particularly easy, while Mega Man 1 is freaking impossible. I remember practicing that damn cyclops guy several times before I finally remembered the pattern he moves in. It was still horribly difficult. Then came that clone boss which was also horribly difficult, as well as that thing in the sewers that sped up. And if you fail three times, start all over. I can't understand how I did not go insane completing that game as a kid... Mega Man 2 is a cake walk compared to the original. 3 is relatively easy but gets hard when the bosses from 2 shows up in the wiley levels. 4 and 5 are both pretty easy.
     
  2. Ulysses

    Ulysses It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Oct 31, 2008
    Been playing X-COM and it's been kicking my ass all over the place, great fun though. Also been playing Civ 2 when I really should be studying.
     
  3. Alphadrop

    Alphadrop A right proper chap.

    Aug 21, 2008
    Hmm think I might get an emulator and see if I still suck at Sonic 3. Man I played that game a lot but I was bloody useless at all Sonic games.
     
  4. lugaru

    lugaru Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    330
    Mar 9, 2009
    I tried going back to it recently... got further than ever before but man what a mean game. I would love to see this remade, even if it just the same game in 3d.
     
  5. Patton89

    Patton89 Vault Dweller

    727
    Nov 21, 2008
    Defcon, global nuclear war.
    Fun.
    In a sick, twisted way.
     
  6. Eyenixon

    Eyenixon Vault Senior Citizen

    Apr 11, 2008
    Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts.

    I love it, designing vehicles is extraordinarily varied, there's a ridiculous amount of parts and designs possible, in fact, I made a gigantic cube on wheels just because I god damn felt like it. Rare's sense of humor has returned full force, the game is hilarious and the typical self-referential stuff you expect from Rare is amplified due to the Lord of Games and his ridiculous commentary.
    It's pretty much a fantastic sequel, but there is a problem. It's much less focused on exploration, the levels are typically easy to navigate, and serve only as levels designed purely for Jiggy challenges in the form of navigating your vehicle. There are some on foot things you need to do, but they're small and insignificant for the most part, you can tell Rare didn't really focus on exploration as much because all the Jiggy challenges are marked on your automap, as is the entire level itself (you never really wander around anymore). The levels don't take nearly as much time as Tooie's to traverse, and there's not so much to see either. There are still cool easter-eggs and junk hidden around, but it's not on the ridiculously awesome scale of Tooie.

    I love Nuts & Bolts, but it's missing the trademark that made the original Banjo games great, their levels that always had great stuff hidden in little nooks and crannies that forced you to explore diligently, that's why I chose the series over the 3D Mario games in the first place, that and the personality of course, which is still present in full force.
    I'm enjoy it immensely despite that. Even better is the fact that the originals are now available on Live Arcade, playing the Banjo games is a lot more pleasant with the awkwardness of the N64 controller gone.
     
  7. Dirk Magirk

    Dirk Magirk Interstellar Vacuum Road Warrior oTO Orderite

    Oct 30, 2008
    I was playing Rome: Total War until it stopped working for some unknown reason. The investigation as to why it stopped working continues.

    Fun game, I had just about snuffed the Gauls out of existence too.


    I recently tried giving the Defcon demo a try but it ran dreadfully slow.
     
  8. Daimyo

    Daimyo Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!
    Orderite

    Oct 26, 2007
    Playing Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri and GTA: San Andreas these days.

    Loving them both, but have not got the grasp on Alpha Centauri yet. Have not completely understood the benefits/drawbacks of thinker/empath/worker/ etc etc, and the energy split between labs, psych etc.

    Once I master this however, nobody will be able to stop me! :?

    Also; it seems like the computer players keep on expanding despite the fact that inefficiency must be bogging them down... I thought it would be wise to keep my civilization size controlled but it does not seem to work as well as it should.
     
  9. Kilus

    Kilus Not Australian Orderite

    May 3, 2003
    Red Faction: Guerrilla, talk about awesome. Smash everything. I love taking out towers with the sledgehammer than running away and trying not to get squashed.
     
  10. Dreadwolf

    Dreadwolf First time out of the vault

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    Oct 24, 2007
    Just finished MassEffect, that i picked up from the bargain bin. While I don't think that it's a masterpiece, or a great RPG, it did entertain me and the presentation is quite good.

    Also bought Hammer&Sickle, but for some odd reason it always crashes my comp after 1 or 2 min.

    Infamous is great fun too. It surely could use some more polish & interaction but the combat and climbing/parcours stuff is fun and time just flies by while playing.

    I still have a ton of other games that I never finished (The Witcher, Deus Ex, HL: EP2, GTA4, the Titan Quest expansion, S.T.A.L.K.E.R., RE5 just to name a few)

    To be honest, I rarely finish a game lately. Not sure why, but it might be that most games "endgame" / boss-zones /-fights seem awefuly unimaginative and boring. Just there so that you have a bossfight (a lot of times including some unfair disadvantage for the player and similar stupid artificial hurdles) :|

    Of course there's always the occasional L4D, TF2, CS:S & UT3 with friends. :D
     
  11. Dead Guy

    Dead Guy Senate Board Director oTO Moderator Orderite

    Nov 9, 2008
    For you X-COM fans craving more, I would recommend http://www.ufo-extraterrestrials.com/

    I tried one of the other "spiritual successors", perhaps it was aftermath or aftershock or something like that. Didn't really like that one, but extraterrestrials is really nice.

    The combat and tech tree etc is very much alike the old games, essentially the same with better graphics. It is also frequently as difficult and unforgiving as the originals. Check out the screenshots.
     
  12. lugaru

    lugaru Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    330
    Mar 9, 2009
    Ah yes, that's the game I keep forgetting to look into. I'll send myself an e-mail to remind myself to check it out when I'm not at work.
     
  13. generalissimofurioso

    generalissimofurioso The Hole Time Orderite

    Jun 17, 2007
    There's nothing more satisfying than setting up the perfect demolition.

    That and luring a bunch of drones onto a bridge and then blowing out the struts from underneath it.
     
  14. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    Resistance: Retribution, quite a nice little shooter.
     
  15. UncannyGarlic

    UncannyGarlic Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 6, 2008
    Started playing Front Mission 4 again. Gotta say that I really enjoy the two Front Mission games I've played (need to get around to beating the original) but it's really too bad that only a couple have been released in the states (3&4 I believe).
     
  16. I_eat_supermutants

    I_eat_supermutants Vault Senior Citizen

    Feb 5, 2007
    Wasn't there one for the SNES or is the amongst the two you mentioned? I played four briefly and enjoyed what I played.
     
  17. PastaMasta

    PastaMasta Mildly Dipped

    545
    Sep 25, 2008
    My Xbrick just bit the bullet, so I'm playing NOTHING. :(
     
  18. F.E.V.DippedDoofus

    F.E.V.DippedDoofus First time out of the vault

    34
    Jun 2, 2009
    I dusted off the old Mechwarrior 2: Mercenaries today.
     
  19. lasix9

    lasix9 First time out of the vault

    75
    May 29, 2009
    Been playing some games. Not great ones (started playing Godfather the Game again... meh.)

    As per usual, Fallout 2. That's always a blast.

    Oh, and Rome: Total War. Fun little game.
     
  20. Phil the Nuka-Cola Dude

    Phil the Nuka-Cola Dude Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jul 9, 2004
    Was going through the mgs2 substance (xbox) vr missions after reading about the skateboard mode in the IGN review.


    After completing them all, I discovered that contrary to what the review says, it's exclusive to the ps2 version.


    sigh.