General Gaming Megathread: What are you playing?

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

  1. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    I wouldn't recommend that; I did it directly after playing it normally and regretted it. You get better equipment, but enemies become stupidly tough, so you'll rely on your equally stupidly tough summoned monsters to win. And nothing else changes. Plus the game is simply not good enough to play twice back-to-back.
     
  2. Edmond Dantès

    Edmond Dantès It Wandered In From the Wastes

    174
    Jul 15, 2008
    Heh, I become vague when I'm unsure of the validity of my judgement. Some people will probably quite like the story and how its told, but it didn't really hold much suspense, or surprise I think, and was somewhat cheesy at times. It was a story by the book, effective, mostly told in between the missions, but nothing that jumps out. I prefer the Half Life style, where the story is told while you play, not before and after you've killed your way through another level. The levels themselves in Call of Juarez mostly just told the story of 'kill people in various ways' and 'reach the end of the level'.

    Oh, and the cover-system works pretty well mostly, but I guess you've already experienced that yourself in the multiplayer.
     
  3. Ravager69

    Ravager69 Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 21, 2007
    Unless you really like it. Since you say that there isn't much to see, I think I'll pass playing HOF, I'm not really a challenge freak. Anyway, when you play with a mod that gives damage reduction to plate armor and shields, the game suddenly becomes pretty easy (though you can still die if you're not careful).

    Also, I finished Call of Juarez:BiB. The story is pretty cliche and did not surprised me at all, but it was solid and done in a decent way. Mission were repetitive, but still fun until I reached the end. The game isn't gold, but a good way to spend some time shooting bastards with them double colts.
     
  4. Sander

    Sander This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Jul 5, 2003
    Yeah, looking forward to that too.

    Another fun Western game was GUN. And I have no idea why. It was really, really arcade-y; really, really, really simple; had a really, really stupid story; silly minigames; dumb (and really easy) boss-battles.
    Yet it somehow still managed to be fun.
     
  5. Phil the Nuka-Cola Dude

    Phil the Nuka-Cola Dude Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jul 9, 2004

  6. DUDE! just wait for this mod

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGlhgVz5r6E[/youtube]
     
  7. Phil the Nuka-Cola Dude

    Phil the Nuka-Cola Dude Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jul 9, 2004
    I'm still skeptical on whether that's ever going to be released or not.
     
  8. NFSreloaded

    NFSreloaded Still Mildly Glowing

    236
    May 5, 2009
    Yeah, no serious updates for almost eight months. I thought at first that it might be a prank, since there are already enough enhancers for Half-Life, like the official and modified HD packs and the Source version.
     
  9. JayGrey

    JayGrey It Wandered In From the Wastes

    113
    Jun 8, 2009
    Currently, I'm working my way through James Clavell's Shogun: A story of Japan, released by Infocom in 1988. So far, it's a sea-faring text-based adventure focusing on the Japan islands that's well written, backed by the IBM Interpreter, supporting plenty of verbage.

    Have the first paragraph:
    "The gale tears at you, biting deep within, and you know that if you'd make landfall soon you'll all be dead. You are John Blackthorne, Pilot-Major of a dead fleet: one ship left out of five, eight and twenty men out of one hundred and seven, and only ten of those can walk. Little food, almost no water, and that brackish and foul."
    However, it can be a horrid pain to get your character to "lie down" at a critical moment, and navigating the first major puzzle is most evil .

    Along with Duke Nukem 3D (Haven't played it in 8 years prior to the pat few days). Got to love that ham, the Duke, fightin' L.A.R.D. and the alien evasion robbin' us of our busty women. (High resolution pack is a must.)

    And finally, Civilization 4 and Colonization 2: I miss the two-dimensional graphics, though, and the seriousness the first of each has. Now, its not uncommon to get a highly animated NPC to 'prance' around shouting "live long and prosper!" after deciding on peace . . . Brings back bad memories of Red Alert 2 -- Where everything was a self-parody and a joke, flyin' in the face of the original Red Alert and Tiberian Sun (not that they didn't have their humor . . . just not so . . . bloated was it).
     
  10. Phil the Nuka-Cola Dude

    Phil the Nuka-Cola Dude Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jul 9, 2004
    Just beat red faction (first one), was a lot better than the ps2 version.


    Now that I've got time, I'm going to sit down and play through Majora's Mask, Earthbound and Vagrant Story; since I've never gotten more than 10 minutes into each.
     
  11. Tycn

    Tycn Still Mildly Glowing

    203
    Sep 27, 2008
    I got a strange urge to reinstall F3. I regretted this action the moment I started a new game.

    Going to try to finish Witcher, which I found surprisingly disappointing with long loads, mediocre performance and nowhere near the level of choice I had hoped for.
     
  12. Eyenixon

    Eyenixon Vault Senior Citizen

    Apr 11, 2008
    Chromehounds is the most boring Mech game ever created.
    The Scout RT campaign actually has you playing two missions where you drive around capturing radio towers while nothing else happens.
    Nothing else.
     
  13. UnidentifiedFlyingTard

    UnidentifiedFlyingTard Vault Fossil

    Mar 12, 2009
    Planescape Torment :mrgreen:
     
  14. UncannyGarlic

    UncannyGarlic Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 6, 2008
    Just beat Monkey Isle 1&2, moving on to Curse of Monkey Isle.
     
  15. Patton89

    Patton89 Vault Dweller

    727
    Nov 21, 2008
    Playing through all splinter cell cell games on PC.
    I am at pandora tomorrow, and i hate the " DO NOT KILL THE INNOCENT TERRORISTS !!!11!1 " rule in some of the missions.
     
  16. Multidirectional

    Multidirectional Mildly Dipped

    530
    Sep 12, 2008
    Shit, when I play Splinter Cell games I always make a rule for myself to never kill anyone who I'm not supposed to in order to finish mission. Makes it more fun, having to creep up behind people and knock them out instead of just shooting them in the head.
     
  17. Patton89

    Patton89 Vault Dweller

    727
    Nov 21, 2008
    Yes, its more fun that way,and i rarely kill unless i really have to, but come ON.
    Mission over when i shoot a bastardly murderer terrorist ? And no one is anywhere near to see it ?
    Sigh.
     
  18. Ulysses

    Ulysses It Wandered In From the Wastes

    157
    Oct 31, 2008
    R6: Vegas 2. Not a terrible game in itself (the COD-esque enemy spawning aside), until the 'boss' level. At that point I just uninstalled it. Terrible when you look at what came before.
     
  19. Alphadrop

    Alphadrop A right proper chap.

    Aug 21, 2008
    The boss level wouldn't be half so bad if you didn't suffer massive lag while playing it, at least you do on co-op.
     
  20. GreyViper

    GreyViper Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    401
    Jul 2, 2004
    Finished UFO enemy unknown and terror from deep and moved on to ALTAR made series. First UFO Aftermath is somewhat easy until alien rocket launcher start to appear and ability to enter alien ships. But fortunately with Combo_mod_v3, makes this bearable. Have to say I do like some of the new weapons like BFG, making it worth hunt ethereal who are real pain. Next up was the UFO Aftershock and I have to say I liked this game more then the 1st one. The combat is bit harder, but with yet another mod called weapon rebalanced mod v3.17 makes things more interesting. The ability to add attachments to weapons is welcome addition. And when you can attach under slung attachments from bayonet to plasma launcher. Things become more fun. The research is bit slower compared to other games, but overall better then it was in 1st. And third UFO Afterlight, wow this game is hard. I started playing it on Insane with Rebalance mod that had martian assault mod integrated into it. And wow was it hard, had to restart 5 times before I had a good beginning. Since the enemy is spawning in hordes only way to deal with them is to research right tech and manufacture TNT fast othervise you end up running out of bullets. OF all the three games Id say it has the most difficult combat and learning curve. But I must say I like it. Just got in touch with Laputians on earth started exchanging tech with them. But its going to be a loooong and bloody journey to terraform Mars.
    Anyway advice to anybody interested in playing them, get the mods, without them its a bit boring.