General Gaming Megathread: What are you playing?

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

  1. GreyViper

    GreyViper Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Jul 2, 2004
    We had a thread about that, but its more stable then it used to be.

  2. Iridium L

    Iridium L First time out of the vault

    Sep 14, 2007
    Brigade E5: New Jagged Union.

    Its excellent customizable RTwP combat system wipes the floor with everything turnbased IMO. However, the game as a whole is sadly inferior to the likes of Jagged Alliance or Fallout. No twitching required, so try it if you want to see how the combat in Bethesdas Fallout should look like, if they insist on going realtime.
  3. Unkillable Cat

    Unkillable Cat Mildly Dipped

    Jan 5, 2004
    OK, I'll bite. How do you kill the robots?

    I'm currently playing Thief 2: The Metal Age. I've been going through the fan-made missions, and some of them are awesome. There's also a whole fan-made expansion pack which is well worth playing.

    I'm also playing Team Fortress 2. Someone said earlier that all he saw was Pyros. I don't have that problem. All I ever see are Demomen.
  4. Yata

    Yata First time out of the vault

    Jan 6, 2008
    Because back then pyro update was fresh and it was full of pyros everywhere for the achievements. The achievement maps tooks care of it though, i myself got all the new stuff in 4 hours. :lol: Now the medic ones, they are tough.
  5. I_eat_supermutants

    I_eat_supermutants Vault Senior Citizen

    Feb 5, 2007
    I have stopped traveling around a little bit and sitting down in the dark throwing people's heads into television sets in Condemned 2.

    I like it....till the really stupid end.
  6. Buxbaum666

    Buxbaum666 Heterostructured Nanorod oTO Orderite

    Dec 5, 2003
    What exactly is the point of those achievements, anyway? Do you get an advantage or is it just useless stuff you collect?

    Edit: 666th post, yay!
  7. FeelTheRads

    FeelTheRads Vault Senior Citizen

    Sep 15, 2004
    Having something to talk with the girls, would be my guess.

    And you can even pay people to get the achievements for you (I've seen in on ebay) so all you have to do is just brag about it.
  8. PlanHex

    PlanHex Legislative Senator oTO Moderator Orderite

    Nov 4, 2007
    The TF2 achievements aren't like the other Steam/Xbox achievements. They unlock new weapons in TF2, while other games just use them as useless e-peen measurements.

    Also, good to know there aren't so many pyros these days. I think it's time to quit my hiatus.
  9. grapedog

    grapedog First time out of the vault

    Jun 6, 2008
    I guess it depends on the game, I love the achievements in Portal, because it gives me more incentive to go back in and do things a little differently or quicker. Though really, I'm playing through Portals new map pack at the moment which is fun as hell.

    As for games I'm currently playing...mostly it's NWN2, STALKER, Oblivion, Medieval 2 Total War and Chronicles of Riddick:EFBB. Though I play Portal too quite often, aswell as Roller Coaster Tycoon 3...though, I'm about to uninstall RCT3 and reinstall RCT2. 3 doesn't do much for me...
  10. Dracon M'Alkir

    Dracon M'Alkir Vault Senior Citizen

    Jul 19, 2004
  11. alec

    alec White heterosexual male Orderite

    May 21, 2003
    Last night I finished another game of Fallout.
    It had been several years since I wandered the Wasteland, and I am a little sad to say that I felt that Fallout really hasn't aged that well. I still love it, that's not the point, but the magic that happened the very first time I played it (back in the late nineties) has definitely disappeared.
    In his Fallout Guide Per lists a couple of things one might hate about Fallout if you played Fallout 2 as well, and I have to agree with pretty much everything he mentions in that list. Inventory management, for instance. Jesus... I had to really calm myself down when I was selling all my loot to the Gun Runners or to that weapons dealer in the Hub. A maximum of 999 bottlecaps when exchanging stuff? WTF? I totally forgot about that. I actually started to hate the music simply because I was in stress-o-hell. While I absolutely adore the music, but it just got on my nerves because, well, other things about the game got on my nerves as well.
    I was friggin' glad when my party got killed in the Military Base (Tycho barely managed to survive, but got killed in The Cathedral).

    I am now going to play through Fallout 2 again, but I'm already pretty sure I'll have less stress getting through it.

    I played through Arcanum before I played Fallout, and wow: I'm really sorry, guys, but Arcanum p0wns Fallout's arse in each and every way. I like Fallout's setting better, sure, but I enjoyed playing Arcanum a lot more.

    I am doing this (playing through all of my favourite games once more) because being a teacher I have two months of Summer vacation! That's right: I can pretty much do whatever I feel like. If the missus doesn't mind, that is... :roll:

    Also on my to-play-list:
    - Commandos 2
    - Fallout Tactics
    - Age Of Empires 2 (+ The Conquerors Expansion)

    After that I'll make my definite Top Five list, although I think I already know how that list will look like, to be honest.
  12. McRae

    McRae For sale: clown shoes, never worn Orderite

    Dec 9, 2007
    I suggest you play F2 with the Megamod. It will bring you some good stress. Plus, there's a hell of a new content. Or you can also add the Restoration Project. Both mods give a new life to the game.
  13. alec

    alec White heterosexual male Orderite

    May 21, 2003
    Nah, no mods. I want the real thing, the way I played it when I first tried it.

    I can't cope with stress. I just can't. When I play a shooter, I sweat like a pig. I'm not kidding. It doesn't even have to be à la System Shock, I just short-circuit inside. Sweat everywhere. My butt crack becomes a Fountain of Dreams and my hands become as moist as a ***** in heat.
    Can't handle stress. That's why TB is totally my kind of thing. I want to be able to eat rice crackers whilst contemplating on which foe I will kill next.

    Deep inside, alec is just a sissy. Really. I kid you not. :oops:
  14. Buxbaum666

    Buxbaum666 Heterostructured Nanorod oTO Orderite

    Dec 5, 2003
    I strongly suggest you try the F2 restoration project. It certainly makes the game much more enjoyable. Finally you can do all the quests that were left out for some reason.
  15. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Level 27 Wizard Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    Worms Armageddon,AOC,and The Incredible Hulk for shits and giggles.
  16. Makagulfazel

    Makagulfazel Adept Bungler of Things Orderite

    Jun 14, 2007
    Mount and Blade - Version .960

    It's getting better and better. I hope the 1.0 release comes out this Fall. Not very story-intensive, but building an army to rule the region is pretty damn fun.

    Other than that, beat Mass Effect - never going to play again. The pseudo-dialogue choices piss me off. You get 3 ways to say the same exact damn thing. Bah. Also, some of the things Shepard said seemed to be way off-base from the choice I picked. The abilities are extremely over-powered. Lastly, there's no possible way to run out of money. If you run out of money in that game, your money management skills in life must be so horrible that you are a CEO of a major oil company yet still live in a cardboard box.
  17. Buxbaum666

    Buxbaum666 Heterostructured Nanorod oTO Orderite

    Dec 5, 2003
    Kotor 1. For the first time. It somehow sucks but it's also awesome at the same time. And it's helluva timekiller.
  18. I_eat_supermutants

    I_eat_supermutants Vault Senior Citizen

    Feb 5, 2007
    That would be the story that's cool and the combat that sucks.

    I liked KOTOR alright just didn't like the combat too much.

    I was actually playing the unpatched KOTOR2.

    Don't visit any small moons any time soon.
  19. Zacirus

    Zacirus Wasteland Lurker

    Aug 8, 2008
    Well since I'm visiting New York I did not want to take my desktop on the plane (figured they might think it was a bomb, plus way to f**king heavy) I am reduced to playing Fate, and pirated versions of Fallout 1 and 2. Console gaming is GTA 4, Soul Caliber 4, and Rock Band.
  20. Serge 13

    Serge 13 Cranium Cat oTO Orderite

    Jul 20, 2006
    Sin Episodes : Emergence