General Gaming Megathread: What are you playing?

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

  1. valcik

    valcik So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Dec 20, 2008
    You are a hell of an overclocker!

    It's better idea than playing Morrowind, but I still consider first Gothic to be superior in comparison with the sequel. (You are supposed to kill a lots of lizards mindlessly in G2, that sucks.)
     
  2. TommyGun

    TommyGun First time out of the vault

    3
    Mar 28, 2012
    Fallout Tactics ... didnt like the game when it was published, felt it was too different from Fallou 1 & 2 at that time but gave it a shot 10 years later and im loving it! :D
     
  3. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign So sorry Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    I did the same thing recently. It is a pretty decent game, but it is a bit shallow. I got a little enjoyment out of it though.
     
  4. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    evil Lizards nonetheless!
     
  5. .Pixote.

    .Pixote. Carbon Dated and Proud
    Modder

    Sep 14, 2009
    Unfortunately the game has no real story. The early stages are great, it dies off once the robots enter the scene...robots WTF. :roll:
     
  6. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign So sorry Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    I actually liked the robots personally. The story is kinda lackluster though.
     
  7. Guiltyofbeingtrite

    Guiltyofbeingtrite Vault Dweller

    751
    Oct 13, 2008
    Played Journey on PS3 for a few hours. It's great and well deserving of the praise, I can't think of a single flaw:

    This is a decent review of it: http://www.giantbomb.com/journey/61-31772/reviews/

    medieval 2 is fun, I think I assassinated 3 popes in a row.

    and yesterday I taught the girlfriend how to play Fallout, the plan is to have her play this and then move on to fallout 2/planescape/arcanum. She's played Morrowind, Might and Magic, and Skyrim a ton so she's familiar with PC gaming, more or less.
     
  8. Nark

    Nark Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 6, 2008
    The Robots thing in FoT wouldn't have been as bad if they didn't use the generic "super robot" design in a universe where every other robot looks like 50's sci-fi.
     
  9. Alphadrop

    Alphadrop A right proper chap.

    Aug 21, 2008
    The bipedal robots look retro if you squint a bit but apart from the hover and security bots, yea, they mostly look pretty 90's.
     
  10. mobucks

    mobucks As a goof Orderite

    May 22, 2010
    So Gothic>Gothic2? I only played the Gothic 1 demo. Gothic 2 Die Nach Des Raben in one of my favorite games ever.

    I'm playing New Vegas again with some great mods just for bugfixing/stability. They seem to work. And JEsawyers mod. Trying to play it as an RPG for once instead of the last few playthoughs modded towards FPS gameplay. Part of me just hates shooting people in the face point blank and not killing them. But this time I just try to remember that the area I'm in is probably too high for my weapons so I should try back later.
     
  11. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    Gothic II Gold is better than Gothic, but the difference is not that big. Gothic is a classic in its own right. Gothic 3 is confused and messy. Gothic 4 doesn't exist.
     
  12. UnidentifiedFlyingTard

    UnidentifiedFlyingTard Vault Fossil

    Mar 12, 2009
    I bought Call of Cthulhu Dark Corners of the Earth off of Steam, is pretty damn good so far, has a really great atmosphere to it.

    Also bought Far Cry 2, a game I have lots of fun just dicking around in.
     
  13. Ausdoerrt

    Ausdoerrt I should set a custom tit

    Oct 28, 2008
    Yeah it does. It's called Risen :P
     
  14. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign So sorry Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005

    Try the Headshot kills mod. Getting shot in the head usually kills then IIRC.
     
  15. Serge 13

    Serge 13 Pyramids, babe! Orderite

    Jul 20, 2006
    Playing Nier. Damn, this game could have been a masterpiece if they had put some more time in it.
     
  16. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign So sorry Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    You must buy a lot of used games.
     
  17. Serge 13

    Serge 13 Pyramids, babe! Orderite

    Jul 20, 2006
    Pardon? I'm not sure what you mean by that. :D What I meant by that was that the developers could have put some more time in developing/polishing the game.
    Also, yes, the games I buy here are mostly used(original PS3 games are mostly scarce around here, and I'm not into piracy), but back in the days when I was in Vienna, I used to buy my games from amazon(mostly).
     
  18. Alphadrop

    Alphadrop A right proper chap.

    Aug 21, 2008
    Ooooh so your Scoops, must try and remember that.

    http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561197984460687/screenshot/576700870361955947

    Aaaah the joys of playing insane firefighter sims in Sims 3, he changed into his formal clothes, talked to himself, got excited by the fire and then put it out.
     
  19. Edmond Dantès

    Edmond Dantès It Wandered In From the Wastes

    174
    Jul 15, 2008
    I loved Gothic 1, 2, the gold edition. Few other games do so well at creating atmosphere. Walking around the Old Camp in the evening, seeing people play the guitar/lute, people smoking; heck, it already had what The Elder Scrolls series wanted so badly and then had to reinvent worse and call it 'radiant AI' so that it got a check from the marketing department under 'sounds cool and hip while not costing us money'. Gothic developers knew all along that you could just script a day in the life of an NPC and it'd fool anyone good enough so you don't have to come up with some shitty AI that fails most of the time anyway. And once you got past the horribly clunky controls (seriously, what was it again, control + w or e to open a chest?) combat was just plain awesome. Your stats mattered, your armor mattered, your weapon mattered, but in the end if you sucked, you'd still die horribly. And it was one of the first games that actually made dark forests be dangerous and scary. And dark.

    I tried really hard to get into Gothic 3. I installed mods, tweaked everything. But in the end, the core is just rotten. They got the whole idea of 'friends' completely wrong. The guys you met in Gothic 1 and 2 weren't your palls who tagged along with you; they had their own motivations, their own goals, and once in a while you met them, got strung along in their stories, and they at the end in yours. Gothic 3 screws them all up in appearance and voice acting, brings them all along for no reason at all, and puts you in a sandbox world filled with copy pasted villages where you have to kill massive amounts of orcs all the bloody time.

    Risen, on the other hand, I quite enjoyed. The combat was decent, at least not as horribly screwed up as in Gothic 3. Also, there's a Risen 2 in the make. With pirates.
     
  20. ZeusComplex

    ZeusComplex Still Mildly Glowing

    240
    Feb 12, 2010
    I'm finally able to enjoy the Avernum remake. It was released yesterday on the Spiderweb site and on Steam. If you don't mind which copy you purchase, definitely go for the steam version which is more than 50% cheaper than the version offered on the game's website.

    So far, it's been a blast. Some changes from the original I like, others I don't. It still keeps it's open-ended aspect, but the content seems to be expanded, making each town you visit seem more meaty. I'm not a fan of the quest compass, however. It ruins a large bit of the exploration which was the greatest strength of the original.