General Gaming Megathread: What are you playing?

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

  1. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    What is PUBG anyway?

    When I originally saw that thing I thought it was just another in the Minecraftesque survival games, this time without zombies. I don't really get the appeal of those games.
    Except maybe The Long Dark.
     
  2. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    It's just an arena Shooter from the looks of it, and not a particulary good one.
     
  3. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    Judging by the retards that I know who can't stop talking about it, I had a preconceived opinion that it is shite.
     
  4. Arnust

    Arnust Maybe you've seen it, maybe, in a dream...

    Feb 2, 2016
    It's the one out of the shitty Battle Royale ripoffs that wasn't horrible enough to become mainstream. This shit started with the Hunger Games movie adaptation-DayZ times and was kind of a scourge, it was the same fad of having a BR in every game but it was a lot more low-key back then. Now it's recessed because of this one. I honestly get fucking baffled when someone says that anything on it is original. H1Z1, albeit garbage as well, had all the elements as well, it just was poisonous gas AND bombings instead of an electric wall.

    The "minecraftesque" games usually have the appeal of creativity, visual design, lots of content to dive in, and some other systems like automatization or a story to tie everything together, and some are less creatively dead than others. This? It's like having over or around an hour straight the The Walking Dead TV show's infamous walking sections, except you don't get to see talking, the ambiance or the tracks of other people and the like.
     
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  5. CerberusGate

    CerberusGate I should save my game in a whole new slot

    Jun 6, 2016
    That's the impression I get whenever I hear about PUBG. The fact that it's frequented by clickbaity Youtubers further solidifies said impression.

    Meanwhile, I'm waiting for Yakuza 6 to hit international shores.
     
  6. valcik

    valcik Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 20, 2008
    Banished
    Picked it couple of months back, trying to build proper settlement finally!
    Basically Settlers on steroids with smaller maps without wars. Fairly complex mechanics, still haven't figured out how to set prices and amount of merchandise in my automated market properly, so I'm still hooked. Nowhere close to Dwarf Fortress in terms of complexity, my good villagers keep dying a lot though on medium difficulty with disasters turned on..
     
  7. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010

    Banished is great until a certain point where you're just doing the same thing over and over - when you have a large and stable population and steady resource income. Getting to that point is challenging, sure, but also quite annoying after a few playthroughs.

    It has its charm, and can be a nice and relaxing game, but once you see everything it has to offer (which is achievable in several hours of playtime) it becomes too repetitive until a disaster which can fuck you up in a few minutes. Though, admittedly, it's always nice seeing your tiny virtual villagers mow down another forest.
     
  8. valcik

    valcik Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 20, 2008
    Yep, it's one of these games you're sticking with until you see every building raised, every profession assigned, and most of the random events occured. Replay value decrease dramatically after that..
     
  9. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    It's still closest to my dream medieval village/city simulator. I'd love a game where there is also some sort of tech development, with new features unlocked after certain milestone is reached (population, level of education, production etc.) and more random events.
     
  10. Arnust

    Arnust Maybe you've seen it, maybe, in a dream...

    Feb 2, 2016
    Whelp, graphics card died. Now that I'm running solely on the Integrated one of the processor, the only thing in my library that I can run is Fallout 1/2, and even that's a bit shaky. I guess this means replay time.
     
  11. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk Vault Fossil

    Nov 26, 2007
    Fallout expects no graphics acceleration at all*; just 90's style SVGA video, and sixteen megabytes of system ram; on at least a Pentium 90 MHz, (from the early 90's)... IE. presumably any X86 based computer made in the last twenty five years.
    *I'm assuming it doesn't use MMX if present; but I've no idea if it does or not.

    The original (un-modded) Fallout can run on either DOS or Windows 95.

    If you have screen region blackouts, where the game fails to re-draw all or parts of the screen, then whenever that happens, press the F1 key twice.
     
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  12. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010

    My laptop lacks a gcard and uses its integrated one, which is nothing to write home about. There are plenty of games I can run though. Basically, every 2D game that predates indie boom (and some which were part of it, like FTL), and most 3D games up to 2006 or something.


    In any case, if you need stuff to play, look up older Command and Conquer titles, they're freeware now and run very well. You even have multiplayer.
     
  13. Arnust

    Arnust Maybe you've seen it, maybe, in a dream...

    Feb 2, 2016
    Added to the lack of a gcard I've got like 2GB ram lol
     
  14. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    Try GameBooster or similar program, might help.
    That being said, older stuff should still work.
     
  15. valcik

    valcik Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 20, 2008
    Grab Eador: Genesis, dirty cheap and easily running on any video adapter supporting DX9. You won't feel that FPS induced catharsis for sure, it won't drain the life force out of your eyeballs either, though. :P
     
  16. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk Vault Fossil

    Nov 26, 2007
    That's 2048 MB of Ram; Fallout needs 16 MB. :ok:

    All of the Black Isle RPGs should work on your laptop; also Stonekeep. If you want a racing game, try Megarace 2; it should run just fine.

    Any of the BUILD engine shooters should work, and even Homeworld (classic)* & Homeworld:Cataclysm [Emergence] would probably work.

    *GoG only sells Homeworld Classic with Homeworld Remastered collection.
     
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  17. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    I have been replaying Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine again thanks to an installer designed by German fans so that it will finally run on Windows 7.
    It is not perfect though, after a while going to the options menu makes the game glitch and impossible to return to the main game or close, and also when you die the game drops back to the windows menu.

    I have to say though that this game has not aged that well. I don't mind the older graphics but I sure would not mind a serious update of them, but the controls... I am used to them now but they are so tank like.
    The firefights are also pretty awful as the AI of the enemies is pretty dumb. Like a lot of games at the same time enemies don't seek cover when being shot at and instead just move around you while shooting you.
    If the controls had been like those of Dark Forces Jedi Knight there would not have been much of a challenge at all. Right now you have to turn Indy around in order to make him auto aim at the enemies.

    Story wise this game is not bad but it ain't Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, most probably because it takes such a time to tell because progress is slow due to the controls.

    Looking back, I have to say that Indy's two 3D outings (lets ignore Staff of Kings like most people do), Infernal Machine and Emperor's Tomb have not aged that well due to either the old design or the lack of a quick save in the second.
    Fate of Atlantis and the Windows solitaire competitor Indiana Jones and his Desktop Adventures are more playable.

    I really hope there will be a new Indiana Jones game that combines adventure and action well and is not too consolized but who am I kidding.
     
  18. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Dragon Ball FighterZ comes out on the 26th, I am feeling tempted to preorder ir on the 25th so I can get Super Saijan Blueberry Goku and Vegeta.
     
  19. Juza The Cloud

    Juza The Cloud Nanto Goshasei

    Jun 3, 2015
    New Game + Withcer 3 this time mostly Gwent orientated. I made sure to play that fellow in Vizima in the beginning. And Seplunky. Thinking of having another go at Mankind Divided maybe try the stupid disjointed dlc missions for the hell of it.
     
  20. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010

    TW3's Gwent is really fun on the first playthrough, but after that it becomes a chore. Unless you're hunting that achievement, I wouldn't really bother.
    Gwent F2P is a pretty good card game tho.