General Gaming Megathread: What are you playing?

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

  1. The Vault Dweller

    The Vault Dweller always looking for water.

    Aug 24, 2004
    I'm mostly done with Stonekeep a very old Interplay adventure game I got as part of's huge Interplay sale a while back. The graphics and voice acting make me laugh, but the maze exploration is more then enough to carry me. Here's an example of the aforementioned:


    The Vault Dweller
  2. Serge 13

    Serge 13 Cranium Cat oTO Orderite

    Jul 20, 2006
    Playing 'Shadows of the Damned'. I am enjoying the crazy and surreal atmosphere. The gameplay is also pretty good. Definitly recomendable.
  3. Dracon M'Alkir

    Dracon M'Alkir Vault Senior Citizen

    Jul 19, 2004
    Team Fortress 2, waiting for Deus Ex 3. It'll probably suck.
  4. Guiltyofbeingtrite

    Guiltyofbeingtrite Vault Dweller

    Oct 13, 2008
    As much as I trash IGN, I think they wrote a pretty good, but simple review: Praising the world and the fact that the game rewards you for experimenting with character design but disappointed that despite the character customization options the plot is pretty steadfast and won't vary much between playthroughs:
  5. Alphadrop

    Alphadrop A right proper chap.

    Aug 21, 2008
    Most reviews about it are promising, well as long as you're not expecting something on the level of Deus Ex it should be good.
  6. Jebus

    Jebus Background Radiant

    Jan 29, 2004
    I bought that game back when it first came out.

    *starts feeling his age*
  7. PainlessDocM

    PainlessDocM Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 5, 2010
    Deus Ex HR.
    Loved the beta, loving the full game.

    Some small gripes I noticed so far:

    Mouse movement isn't perfect.
    Minor issues with Tessellation (probably will be fixed with new GPU drivers)
    Sometimes stealth is not an option.
    Low resolution pre rendered cut-scenes.
  8. Guiltyofbeingtrite

    Guiltyofbeingtrite Vault Dweller

    Oct 13, 2008
    Is it possible to play as woman, to change face/complexion at all?
  9. PainlessDocM

    PainlessDocM Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 5, 2010

    Not as far as I know.
  10. Sabirah

    Sabirah Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Jul 10, 2011

    Aww. :(

    Besides that is it possible to go non lethal in the whole game?
  11. PainlessDocM

    PainlessDocM Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 5, 2010
    AFAIK you can, except [spoiler:16ffb27976] boss fights can't be avoided or resolved without using deadly force[/spoiler:16ffb27976]

    I have completed several missions (both main and side quests) and I haven't been forced in a situation where I had to kill an enemy.

    You can stun/ sedate enemies or simply avoid them by observing their routines or by finding alternative routes.
    All these methods grant you xp so they are all viable options.

    Great game so far.
  12. WillisPDunlevey

    WillisPDunlevey Mildly Dipped

    Feb 2, 2010
    I have been playing Toy Soldiers: Cold War.

    Fun fun fun (for a tower defense)
  13. Ilosar

    Ilosar Vault Fossil

    Apr 20, 2010
    Hell, you gain extra XP for stunning. Just killing somebody gets you 10 XP; a headshot with a tranquilisation rifle nets you 50, and simply exploring gives you various batches of 100 XP; there's a massive bonus (2k or so IIRC) for completing an objective while not alarming or hurting anobody. But you can also use gas mines, tasers, concussion grenades, silent takedown, as well as numerous Augmentations tailored to sneaking (the Cloak is not foolproof and lasts a very short time). The stealth gameplay is extremely gratifying, much better than Deus Ex 1's. My own gripe is that the AI, if seeing a stunned body, will rush to reanimate it; if they come one at a time, it's possible to have a half-dozen bodies piled up on top of each other, and they will still attempt the same thing as their colleagues. But if they spot you and you have no dermal implants, you die very quickly, and the health regeneration takes a good 10 seconds to kick in.

    Very, very good game so far (well, I knew, but this just confirms it). If I get tired of sneaking I will switch to the Spess Mehreen demo, heard good things about it.
  14. Guiltyofbeingtrite

    Guiltyofbeingtrite Vault Dweller

    Oct 13, 2008
    How open is the world? Similar to 1 and 2?

    I watched a trailer and the host had the choice to click a "sneak" "aggressive" or "improvise" option, please tell me the game doesn't actually do that and it was just there for presentation purposes?
  15. Wintermind

    Wintermind Vault Senior Citizen

    Jan 21, 2011
    Wait wait wait

    Toy soldiers is a TD game? How much does this cocksucker cost?
  16. PainlessDocM

    PainlessDocM Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 5, 2010
    1200 points ($15).

    Shitty xbox points system, cool game though. Will be released for pc later.


  17. Ilosar

    Ilosar Vault Fossil

    Apr 20, 2010
    The first 2 misions (including the tutorial which is, strangely, a straight-up shooter and very innacurate of what follows) are relatively linear (even then, you have alternate routes like the ever present and ever convenient man-sized, soundless air vents), after that you have a great, very athmospheric hub, and the later missions are more open-ended. It's not Bethesda-level sandbox or anything, progression still follows a line, but it has as much options as the first game. In fact, so far I dig Human Revolution even more than the first, albeit time will tell if that impression changes.

    Off the top of my head, there's a place you can infiltrate by;

    -Going through the sewers (requires hacking and a bit of sneaking)
    -Going through the rooftops (requires jump augmentations or placement of crates, and less sneaking)
    -Talking your way in (requires social augmentations)
    -Or just plain ol' shooting stuff.

    And another I haven't found, apparently. All of these options are only alluded to, nobody straight up tells you what to do. So no, the game is not like that.

    Might I mention I completely adore the art direction? It's very coherent and well-presented, and makes up for whatever graphical flaws it could have (which are slight imo).

    Yup. So far this is most definitely Game of the Year material for me.
  18. PainlessDocM

    PainlessDocM Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 5, 2010
    Yeah the art/ atmosphere/ music/... and all the little details and references (names taken from Neuromancer for example) are a cyberpunk fan's wet dream.
    Some of the tracks even 'borrow' samples from Vangelis.

    The use of light, shadows and smoke are excellent.
    The renaissance inspired fashion/ clothing (and much more but I don't want to spoil the game) are also a nice touch.

    Most definitely my game of the year (by far).
  19. Sabirah

    Sabirah Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Jul 10, 2011

    Last question, Is there any boards in unusual locations (like India or South America)
  20. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    I was gonna get the "Augmented edition" but it turned otu to be pretty lame, everything is digital, that's not what I buy a collector's edition for. So gonna get it standard edition as soon as I change thsi pc Next Week, hope it's as good as the first one.