General Gaming Megathread: What are you playing?

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

  1. Aphyosis

    Aphyosis Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    473
    Nov 4, 2009
    I just kill time with BC2 waiting for BF3.
     
  2. PainlessDocM

    PainlessDocM Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 5, 2010
    Are the Splinter Cell games anything like the Hitman games? Never played one but the latest sure looks good and a bit gritty.
     
  3. aenemic

    aenemic Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jun 4, 2008
    I've mainly played Splinter Cell Conviction and I wouldn't say it's very much like the Hitman games. sure, it's a stealth action game, but you have very little freedom in how to go about completing the missions. and you don't have to disguise yourself and watch out for civilians etc. it's much more of a straight action game based around stealth. and from what I gather, Conviction in particular is even more action-oriented than the older games.

    I did enjoy it a lot, but I found it to be a bit too streamlined and simple. it's fun enough and you can do some fun things with stealth, but the AI was rubbish, the controls are very clumsy and the game pretty much holds your hand from start to finish. it's very easy and way too short. think MW2 with stealth.
     
  4. Aphyosis

    Aphyosis Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    473
    Nov 4, 2009
    In my opinion the third in the series was the peak. 4th was bad and conviction... well... Its shit.
     
  5. SkuLL

    SkuLL Chad McRealman Orderite

    Sep 6, 2009
    Left 4 Dead 1 & 2, strangely addictive when you're playing with good people. If you haven't played it and wanna give it try, go for the first game - it is far more engaging than number 2.

    Jagged Alliance 2 v1.3, some really good changes made in this mod. Almost anything can be adjusted, so you can turn off what you don't like fairly easily.
     
  6. Multidirectional

    Multidirectional Mildly Dipped

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    Sep 12, 2008
    That's pretty much common knowledge. Only first three games are really worth playing. You can have some fun with 4 and 5 but they don't live up in any way. Conviction isn't even a stealth game anymore, it's a third person shooter. You can't even hide bodies.
     
  7. PainlessDocM

    PainlessDocM Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 5, 2010
    Thanks I'll stick to the Hitman and Thief series for my stealth-murder needs :)

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvSBf0NPAwU[/youtube]


    vs

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6tg7n6idTg[/youtube]


    edit: "Hitman 5 is in the works; according to the Square Enix team and is due for release late in the fourth quarter of 2010." :D
     
  8. Multidirectional

    Multidirectional Mildly Dipped

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    Sep 12, 2008
    I think you should still play SC: Chaos Theory at least. It's fun playing it without killing, although you can stealth-murder all you want if you choose so, except maybe in few instances. Conviction has nothing on this game.
     
  9. Guiltyofbeingtrite

    Guiltyofbeingtrite Vault Dweller

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    Oct 13, 2008
    yea, Chaos Theory was a great stealth game.

    I finally grabbed PS3 and am playing MGS4. I'm playing on hard but still find it way too easy. Going for no kills.

    First boss was simple as hell, and you can just shoot your way through any area. Too many health packs/rations/regenerating health. I like the added features though, just wish more sneaking.
     
  10. pelicano

    pelicano It Wandered In From the Wastes
    Modder

    129
    Jun 14, 2008
    Playing Civilization 2 Classic. My favorite civilization so far.
     
  11. zkylon

    zkylon It Wandered In From the Wastes

    127
    Mar 1, 2010
    Every stealth game should have a non-tranquilizer gun mode. It heightens the tension by billions :D Unfortunately, i don't have the willpower needed to voluntarily disregard a super gun.
     
  12. Roflcore

    Roflcore Mildly Dipped

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    Nov 2, 2008
    Just finished Alpha Protocol, mediocre console shooter..read about that it is comparable to deus ex, but..phahaha, what a joke.

    the only award it can win is for the most cheatriddled yet boring ending
     
  13. OakTable

    OakTable Vault Senior Citizen

    Nov 26, 2009
    HEY GUYS, CONSOLE IS A SYNONYM FOR BAD LOL.

    Take that shit to RPG Codex.
     
  14. Dragula

    Dragula Stormtrooper oTO Orderite

    Nov 6, 2008
    POPAMOLE BULLSHIT
     
  15. PainlessDocM

    PainlessDocM Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 5, 2010
    Some Borderlands DLC entertaining.
     
  16. Eyenixon

    Eyenixon Vault Senior Citizen

    Apr 11, 2008
    You're just mad that he said the game sucks, which it does.
     
  17. Phil the Nuka-Cola Dude

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

    Jul 9, 2004
    Gex 2.

    I had rented it many times when it first came out, but never beat it, so that's what I'm going for now.

    This is one of the only games I've played that has genuinely made me laugh.


    Console isn't, but 'Console Shooter' absolutely is. You don't need to white-knight consoles every time they're brought up, you know.
     
  18. Multidirectional

    Multidirectional Mildly Dipped

    530
    Sep 12, 2008
    I don't know, RE4, RE5 and Dead Space are "console shooters" too and I quite liked those, especially RE4.
    Console FPS games do tend to suck though.
     
  19. Daimyo

    Daimyo Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!
    Orderite

    Oct 26, 2007
    Civ 4 - I never grow tired of it.

    Nikopol - The Secret of the Immortals (if I remember correctly) - cool puzzlegame from a Steam sale that has got a brilliant artist behind the artwork.

    Dragon Age - Origins (I think this game is quite hard to be honest - I have trouble with money and with healing potions ... Am using tactics alot ond pause frequently to give orders etc, but still struggle. At level 13 now. Love the game by the way)

    Sid Meier's Colonization - oh yes - the original - not the Civ 4 mod. Still love it.
     
  20. Roflcore

    Roflcore Mildly Dipped

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    Nov 2, 2008
    I only played re4 and ds, and both had horrible controls..not really the best examples ;)