Recommend Me Some Old Games

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by UniversalWolf, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. Gaspard

    Gaspard Kasparov

    May 7, 2009
  2. mobucks

    mobucks literally Orderite

    May 22, 2010
    hybrid peaks around 700 users these days.

    Anyway, if not mentioned yet, Interstate '76, one of my favorites of all time

    (forgive me if ive already recommended it in this thread)
  3. UniversalWolf

    UniversalWolf eaten by a grue.

    Aug 28, 2005
    Over time I learned Gothic's control system, but it is alien to a new player and has an needlessly steep learning curve. Even after I got good with it I never liked it. In the end I decided this was because there's a command delay intentionally built into the system. You press the key to draw your sword, and your character pauses for a moment before executing the command. Not sure why the creators did that, but it's a PIA.

    Still, Gothic's not ugly the way NWN is. :P

    Sanitarium looks pretty compelling. I might go that direction. The fans seem to be rabid.
  4. Ausdoerrt

    Ausdoerrt I should set a custom tit

    Oct 28, 2008
    Pretty sure it's just a consequence of having, as they say in Russian, "crooked hands", i.e. typical bad design or maybe bad execution. Risen didn't have that, and while the twitchy timing was still more annoying than enjoyable, the game was at least bearable. Gothic wasn't. So I'll take slightly superior gameplay over slightly superior graphics any day.

    On the topic of the old-er games, have you ever tried anything from FALCOM? The ones I've played were very good.
  5. UniversalWolf

    UniversalWolf eaten by a grue.

    Aug 28, 2005
    I like Gothic despite its poor controls. Like how hard it is, like the hardscrabble atmosphere. Generic ending, but the journey is fun. Gothic 2 is better though. Gothic 3 is...a misstep.

    I remember playing a Ys game (Ancient Land of Ys, possibly?) back in the 1980s, but I don't remember much about it.
  6. mobucks

    mobucks literally Orderite

    May 22, 2010
    On gothic, and gothic 2:

    takes some getting used to, but really satisfying once you get used to it. your like "oh! I hated this at first, but now that ive practiced, its great!"

    A lot more fun than the usual button mashing of todays action RPGs. Might be worth it to give it another shot.
  7. Wintermind

    Wintermind Vault Senior Citizen

    Jan 21, 2011
    If I haven't recommended it in here before, Jagged Alliance 2 is probably my favorite timesink at the moment. With the 1.13 mod, of course, it's just so wonderfully excellent.
  8. Ausdoerrt

    Ausdoerrt I should set a custom tit

    Oct 28, 2008
    Man, youre a fossil :P Yeah, I think that's the original, they've done a bunch of sequels/remakes since then, something worth looking into.

    On Gothic: I generally despise games that rely too much on twitch-reflex timing, and if the game doesn't go out of its way to be bearable for people who don't like that, then I'll ignore it.
  9. mobucks

    mobucks literally Orderite

    May 22, 2010
    Anyone ever play Die By The Sword?

    I was really young but i remember enjoying it.
  10. PainlessDocM

    PainlessDocM Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 5, 2010
    I thought it was awesome. Tried it again some time ago but couldn't stand playing it very long because of the ultra low resolution (stretched on 24 inch monitor) and wonky controls.

    A shame 3d games often don't age very elegantly.

  11. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    Yeah, it was awesome. It's combat system was kinda awkward in the beginning, but once you get the hang of it... Fucking cool.
  12. Alphadrop

    Alphadrop A right proper chap.

    Aug 21, 2008
    There was another game like Die by the Sword. Same year. where you played either a bloke or a woman running around dungeon areas. Looked similar and I had the guide book but can't remember what it was called.
  13. mobucks

    mobucks literally Orderite

    May 22, 2010
    hmm, i still have the CD i think.

    what i remember liking the most was, every fight seemed like life or death. The lowliest enemies could chop off your head with a lucky swing. So those instances where quicksaving wouldnt help, since you need to face 3-4 enemies at once, beating them was really satisfying.
  14. UniversalWolf

    UniversalWolf eaten by a grue.

    Aug 28, 2005
    Have it. Awesome. One of the best games ever. You've tried the new 1.13 release that came out a few weeks ago, of course?

    I had an Atari 2600 when I was a kid. 8-)
  15. mobucks

    mobucks literally Orderite

    May 22, 2010
    o0o a new 1.13, awesome!

    thanks for the news!
  16. Wintermind

    Wintermind Vault Senior Citizen

    Jan 21, 2011
    I've been using the official stuff. the release at the end of may and the patch at the start of june. I don't bother with the SVN stuff or any other immediate stuff. I have paitence. The piles of ammunition bug is kinda hilarious to play with.

    Unfortunately the militia watching thing seems to have broken, I loved watching the militia and army duke it out. And occasionally taking somebody's head with my rifle.

    I also just found out that one Knight's Armament Company rifle, the one that's chamber in 7.62x39 but looks more like a M16? that thing comes with an AR suppressor. So now I can sneaky 5.56.
  17. UniversalWolf

    UniversalWolf eaten by a grue.

    Aug 28, 2005
    Been thinking I should start a new thread for it. I doubt you're the only one who has missed it.

    I don't like that one. I've tried to like it, but it has short range and average stats all around. You're better off with an AK-103 in the new version if you want to use 7.62x39mm WP ammo. :wink:
  18. valcik

    valcik So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Dec 20, 2008
    Ah, the River Raid! Or Montezuma's Revenge.
    I was starting with Atari 800, there was 32kB of allocatable memory for my BASIC programs. :mrgreen:
  19. Wintermind

    Wintermind Vault Senior Citizen

    Jan 21, 2011
    I don't. 7.62x51mm for life. I just buy 'em and take the suppressor off. Do the FN FAL OSW too for grips and reflex sights. You can buy C7A2's and L85A2's for 4x scopes.

    Earlier you can buy HK UMP45's for grips.

    buying guns for attachments is costlier than just buying the attachments, but you can sometimes buy more and almost always buy earlier. The guns themselves aren't always great (MP5A3 > all others)

    I also figured out sympathetic detonations the other day. It's hilarious when you can do it right (like to Kingpin in San Mona).

    Press the button Barry.
  20. mobucks

    mobucks literally Orderite

    May 22, 2010
    Huh? Please explain, i am intrigued.