General Gaming Megathread: What are you playing?

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

  1. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign ⛧卐⛧ Staff Member Moderator [REDACTED]

    Apr 1, 2005
    EA will probably turn it into a FPS - Simcity with GUNS!!!!1


    I have been enjoying Tactics despite it's many shortcomings. I never really played it before, other than the first mission, so it is all new to me. My main complaint is that it barely feels like Fallout. They could have at least added the right weapons, armor, and backstory. The Tactics part is misleading too since you usually just run around shooting stuff.
     
  2. Alphadrop

    Alphadrop A right proper chap.

    Aug 21, 2008
    No guns or massive splodies so far in the tech demos of Sim City 5.

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vS0qURl_JJY[/youtube]

    I loves me a good Maxis logo in the morning.
     
  3. alec

    alec White heterosexual male Orderite

    May 21, 2003
    Playing Starcraft Broodwar.

    Old games are great.
     
  4. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign ⛧卐⛧ Staff Member Moderator [REDACTED]

    Apr 1, 2005
    I was about to buy Operation Raccoon City today, but I hesitated at the counter. I noticed that the back of the box had a simple one sentence description describing the game, and that kinda made me nervous. I didn't read a review beforehand, so I decided to wait until I heard a few opinions on it. Once I got home I read a few reviews, and it looked like I saved myself some grief. The single player looked like it would be fun, but apparently it wasn't. I knew the multiplayer would be the main focus, but I expect a decent single player experience too. Some have even called this the worst resident evil game to date. Damn shame really. Well, add another mediocre Resident Evil title to the list:

    Resident Evil Survivor
    Resident Evil Gaiden
    Resident Evil Outbreak 1 and 2
    Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City

    For the record, I have liked every Resident Evil game at least a little. Even Survivor had it's cool moments. I will probably buy this game anyway, because I love the series, but I refuse to pay $70 bucks for a game with shitty single player.

    Fuck Slant Six. They need to stick to SOCOM.

    So I guess I am stuck playing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Manhattan Missions on DOSBOX.
     
  5. Surf Solar

    Surf Solar So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2009
    Playing Dark Sun: Shattered Lands at the moment, nice game. After that I will try out Burntime now that my DosBox configuration works.

    I also have to finish Deus Ex: Human Revolution, I am close to the end I think.

    I usually have a game of Defcon running in the background in realtime, but sometimes this game creeps me out too much with the sterile text, the sad music and those "Berlin hit: 5,4 Million" dead messages etc. :|
     
  6. mobucks

    mobucks jetski Orderite

    May 22, 2010
    simcity 5 looks awesome, resident evil will never make Call Of Duty money.
     
  7. Serge 13

    Serge 13 Cranium Cat oTO Orderite

    Jul 20, 2006
    Finished the first Kyrandia game and now I have a serious 'Westwood Games' fever. Will give Eye of the Beholder and Lands of Lore series a spin as soon as I'm finished with the Kyrandia games.
     
  8. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite Board Cop oTO

    Aug 16, 2010
    Blade Runner!
    Loved that game.
    I almost bought a gamepad today 'cause I'm seriously in the mood for some SNES games.
    Maybe next time.
     
  9. Serge 13

    Serge 13 Cranium Cat oTO Orderite

    Jul 20, 2006
    Do want...must resist buying...
     
  10. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    Aren't they though? I just upgraded from a 386 to a 486, just imagine the games that I will now be able to play on it:

    Arcanum (2001)
    Beyond Good & Evil (2003)
    Neverwinter Nights (2002)
    The Ur-Quan Masters (2002, originally from 1992)
    Warlords II Deluxe (1995) on DOSBox
    Civ III (2001)

    Also I suppose Fallout 3 if I get all the above done. Hm... Portal?
     
  11. Surf Solar

    Surf Solar So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2009
    I play too many games lately.. :o

    Finished Dark Sun yesterday.

    I ordered Dark Souls the day before yesterday too and played it all day. Thats a damn addictive game I gotta say. :D Really fun, atmospheric and fucking hard.

    On DX:HR I have some "syndrome" I oftne have in gaming. When I notice in a game that it soon reaches the end but I enjoy it so much, I tend to delay the endgame as long as possible because I dont want the game to end. :D This sometimes even results in me pausing the game for a few days/weeks. Meh. Do you guys have the same sometimes?
     
  12. Serge 13

    Serge 13 Cranium Cat oTO Orderite

    Jul 20, 2006
    Per, is it true that you're still using windows 95? I think I once read that somewhere on these boards.
     
  13. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    That's a dirty lie. I've been on Win 98 for years now, the exclusive Second Edition.
     
  14. .Pixote.

    .Pixote. Antediluvian as Feck
    Modder

    Sep 14, 2009
    Doesn't get better than 98 - actually Requiem: Avenging Angel, one of my favorites from the late 90s only seems to run properly with 98. Anything else (XP+) and it complains bitterly. Checkout the special powers...

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wu2EW6TrDM0[/youtube]
     
  15. Ausdoerrt

    Ausdoerrt I should set a custom tit

    Oct 28, 2008
    Been playing Sacred 2 Gold edition, and surprisingly it's a damn solid game. Especially compared to the mess it was when I tried it on release. Looks good, plays smooth... Having lots of fun with it in a nutshell.
     
  16. Guiltyofbeingtrite

    Guiltyofbeingtrite Vault Dweller

    751
    Oct 13, 2008
    THis made me redownload the ur-quan masters. I've always enjoyed it, but the battles were too much of a chore to get fully engaged, I'd skip combat if I could.
     
  17. Serge 13

    Serge 13 Cranium Cat oTO Orderite

    Jul 20, 2006
    Got my hands on L.A Noir. Heard a lot of good and bad things about this game. Gonna give it a spin today and see what it's all about.


    Also, I hope this ain't fucking true.
     
  18. Alphadrop

    Alphadrop A right proper chap.

    Aug 21, 2008
    Dangit I hope they don't, that game has such an interesting premise.

    Currently playing Deus Ex: HR, accurate stun weapons that don't cause the enemies to run around screaming for five minutes before they fall over really ruins my Deus Ex immersion. :V
     
  19. boer_kameel

    boer_kameel Still Mildly Glowing

    260
    Apr 2, 2003
    Almost finished Jagged Alliance - Back in Action. Then I got bored with it. Lacked the depth and tactical options turn based offered, but not extremely bad overall.

    Finished Mass Effect. I don't get all the fuss over it's ending, it offered 3 choices that were in line with the story. Some people don't seem to get SF.

    Played Deus Ex HR, got bored with it.
    Played Torment, but it crashed irreparably midgame. Bit frustrated there, as it was quite good.

    Playing FO FIXT.

    Hope to start NWN, been trying to start it for years.
     
  20. Ausdoerrt

    Ausdoerrt I should set a custom tit

    Oct 28, 2008
    If you mean Bioware's NWN (not Obsidian's NWN2), I'd recommend skipping the original campaign, since it's mostly boring. The continuity basically goes expansion 1 => expansion 2, with only one cameo from the OC which doesn't matter much anyway.