General Gaming Megathread: What are you playing?

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

  1. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Level 27 Wizard Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005

    It sure is. I like playing as the Celts a lot too. The true start location mods are a must for me. Nothing irks me more than seeing the Mayans in Europe.
  2. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    Also need to pick up Civ 5 Gods and Kings.
    Does anyone here know if Civ 5 comes with all the additional civilizations and maps that are sold separately on Steam?
  3. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Level 27 Wizard Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005

    It does not.
  4. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    I accidentally wrote Civ 5 but I meant Civ 5 Gold.
    They will probably release an edition with all expansions at the end of Civ 5's life.
  5. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    What about Civ 5 is better than Civ 3?

    I may get back on the Civ release train in Civ 7 maybe. They should have sorted things out by then and be ready to make a Civ that removes the need for a Civ 8.
  6. Sub-Human

    Sub-Human -

    May 31, 2011
    I thought much like until I realized that Civilization is a game with less 'reality' than you would expect it to be. It's a game which ends in 2050, where there's a victory even. A tribe in a totally different continent is a likely scenario.

    And to Gods and Kings now. Domination victory was pretty easy.

    That depends on you, really. I played Civ 3 too long ago to really remember, but here's what somebody thought of Civ 3 vs Civ 4 (a close, but in some cases better resemblance of the 5th):

    The things I enjoy a strategy game are aggressive expansion, fast-moving wars, and dramatic turning points. In Civ IV expansion is punished; wars are slow; and Great Leaders and Wonders mean less than in III, because they're so common. The result is a very bland playing experience.
  7. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Level 27 Wizard Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    ^ I feel ya on the realism part, but I like it to be as close as possible. I'm pretty anal retentive. Civ 5 fixed a few of those Civ 4 complaints, especially with the latest expansion. It really depends on the person I guess. Many prefer Civ 4 over 5.
  8. Brother None

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

    Apr 3, 2003
    I just got a new computer. Very low/mid-end since that's all I could do, but I did put in an SSD, and I'm enjoying the supershort loading times.

    Finished playing Rayman Origins on it. Loved it. This game plays like an old style 2D platformer, and it's great fun. Very strong variation in worlds and even level-types (most normal running, some chase-sequences, flying, swimming). The bosses are a little weak and I ran into a bug where it deleted my savegame data, but that's about it for complaints. It's a little score attacky but not in an obnoxious way.

    Felt like I was playing a top-level classic platformer. Really an outstanding game. Looking forward to the sequel.

    The other game I played was Binary Domain. Squad-based third-person shooter. It was good. Like Mass Effect, only better. It even has a system of investing in upgrades for weapons and nanobots, haha. As much of an RPG as ME ever was :P

    It's a solid game. The dialog and characters are strong, the story is wank. The shooting is good but not great, on PC. It has weird mouse smoothing/acceleration issues that take a while to get used to.

    What makes it stand out is the enemies, which are all robots. But they act like it. There's a lot of damage modelling and responses: shoot off a leg, the robot will shoot you from a prone position, or try to crawl towards you to attack. Shoot off an arm, and they'll pick up a gun with their other hand. Shoot off a head, and they lose guidance systems and attack their fellows. Most robots are basic humanoids, but there's some sensible attack models too (basically cylindrical metal buckets with guns), and robots modeled on other mammals (dogs, apes, etc). The variety is good, and they make "fighting robots" feel different enough from your standard shooter enemies.

    Both have demos. Try both out!
  9. Alphadrop

    Alphadrop A right proper chap.

    Aug 21, 2008
    You forgot to mention the French robot, best character ever.

    Interested in that game but the story is so wank it put me off. Though the Appleseed Cyberpunk style of some of the bosses looks cool.
  10. TucoX

    TucoX First time out of the vault

    Aug 30, 2011
    Just saw Postal 3 gameplay footage on Youtube.
    I gotta get this game! Woo! :crazy:
  11. Sub-Human

    Sub-Human -

    May 31, 2011
    You're kidding, right? It's possibly one of the worst trash games I've played. The camera, bugs, animations and combat is so fucking annoying, stupid and overall shit that you better not waste any money on it.

    Better play Fallout 3 instead. At least it's a polished game.
  12. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    did you ... did you just called Fallout 3 polished O.o?
  13. Sub-Human

    Sub-Human -

    May 31, 2011
    Uh-huh. Compared to Postal 3.
  14. Makagulfazel

    Makagulfazel Adept Bungler of Things Orderite

    Jun 14, 2007
    I love the premise of DayZ, but holy fuck is it annoying trying to group up with friends. SO.MUCH.RUNNING.
    Still though - popped my cherry last night and it was fun/tense as hell clashing with other players.
  15. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    I have finally been able to play the Amiga games Napalm and Wasted Dreams thanks to this website;

    Really great place for old Amiga fans here or people who would like to give Amiga games a try.
  16. boer_kameel

    boer_kameel Still Mildly Glowing

    Apr 2, 2003
    Was playing Battlestar Galactica Online for a while there. Good for a free game, not that good to keep playing. Although Eve Online was getting too difficult - I've got enough politics and ego at work, don't need it in my game time. But BGO was a too dumbed down version of Eve. And I did not see what "gold splitter events" had to do with the BSG universe. Too much mooification.

    Finished Portal (no not Postal from some threads above) a few days ago. Missed out on that one, it was fun, with the twisted AI and good puzzles. Shows you don't need a lot of boom and phazz to create a good game.

    Played some Tribes before that, good nostalgia. It lasted until I had enough skill in gliding to capture some flags, then my interest was gone.

    Bought into the preorder for Mechwarrior Online, been waiting for a reboot of that series for ages! Built on a rich background with a very passionate and lively community. I'd assume it'll give me quite some hours of amusement.

    And bought into the pre-order of Xenonauts, the turnbased X-Com unoficcial reboot. It's in playable alpha now. Been having a lot of fun with the people on their forum, intelligent guys that love their oldie and support in any way they can. A bit like here, with a lot less of glittering (sic).
  17. TucoX

    TucoX First time out of the vault

    Aug 30, 2011
    Thanks for the advice!
    I guess i will try the demo first.
  18. The Vault Dweller

    The Vault Dweller always looking for water.

    Aug 24, 2004
    I would just like to say that...I completed Planescape: Torment for the first time ever last night. Then I cried myself to sleep. I'm not joking about this either.

    I've played games for over 20 years with most of that experience in RPGs. I've had huge exposure to storyline in games and I must admit in all that time I've only cried once before and that was during the Fallout 1 ending.

    Does this mean both games have had an equally powerful effect on me? I'd say yes.

    Which means both games are contenders for my personal "Best RPG Ever" rank.

    In fact trying hard to consider them both at once the over all experience is equal, but if you were to consider only setting and story (which is the only essential things and two most important parts of the game for an RPG) I have to admit...

    Planescape: Torment is the best game I've ever played.

    If I hadn't played Fallout first and kept this name (The Vault Dweller) for my whole online life I'd be using The Nameless One right now. Seriously.

    I literally thank God for such an awesome experience.

    To think too there are alternate endings, side quests, and another character I just found I missed now that I've skimmed some walkthroughs unafraid of spoilers.

    The Vault Dweller
  19. UnidentifiedFlyingTard

    UnidentifiedFlyingTard Vault Fossil

    Mar 12, 2009
    Postal 3 is so bad even RWS hates it, maybe next time (if there is one) they will just make it themselves and not outsource it.
  20. Sub-Human

    Sub-Human -

    May 31, 2011
    Just got Arkham Asylum. The game's a bit boring if you ask me. Overall feels mediocre at best.