General Gaming Megathread: What are you playing?

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

  1. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    PSA those of you playing SMT Nocturne Remaster. Make sure you download the free "Chronicle" DLC before starting the game and pick "New Game Chronicle" from the menu instead of just New Game, otherwise you will be playing the lame base version with no Dante/Raidoh, No fiends, and no Labyrinth of Amala so you will also miss out on the special ending.
  2. Norzan

    Norzan Vault Fossil

    Apr 7, 2017
    Dragon Quest 11 S is 35% off on Steam and i'm gonna get it. Probably could wait for the summer sale and possibly get it even cheaper, but fuck it at this point. I'm in a mood to play a turn based JRPG.
  3. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    DQ 11 is a good one. Just don't pick the Draconian Quest that makes your character suffer random bouts of shame, it starts out funny but it gets super annoying fast and there is no reward for beating the game with any of them.
    Last edited: May 28, 2021
  4. Norzan

    Norzan Vault Fossil

    Apr 7, 2017
    Bought the game, downloading it at the moment. Thank god i finally have internet fiber, so i can download at like 60 mbs per sec, making downloading a 28 GB game a complete breeze.

    I like the increased stats for monsters and reduced exp from weak monsters. Everything else sounds annoying, specially the cursed thing, which just adds annoying RNG.

    And even with that said, i ain't touching any of the Draconian Quest modifiers for my first playthrough. Expect maybe the reduced exp thing.
    Last edited: May 27, 2021
  5. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Wont reccomend the "Reduced exp" modifier, because the description is misleading, it doesn't just "reduce it", if your character gets to a certain level within the area the exp will turn to 0 completely and this game is pretty grindy so that is just gonna be an annoyance. The Hard Mode modifier is pretty fun tho.
  6. Norzan

    Norzan Vault Fossil

    Apr 7, 2017
    Ended up not picking any modifier. Might try harder monsters on a future playthrough though.
  7. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    No longer a meme

    January 21 2022
  8. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
  9. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Nov 26, 2007
  10. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    A couple of days ago my computer started crashed repeatedly, sometimes just minutes after starting up, there was little point sitting behind it and waste most of my day on the Internet like I do with most of my life in the twenty years (instead of doing something like practicing drawing).
    I'm currently using a laptop I am borrowing from the tech service that is looking at my computer to type this, my tablet is pretty useless.

    I decided to finish Baldur's Gate Dark Alliance 2 that I started a new game on last week, but at some point put aside for something else.
    It is a decent action RPG that expands well on the previous game, though some people think it is somewhat flawed compared to the predecessor.
    More content, more side missions, some new mechanics regarding crafting magical gear though I honestly did not mind the system of the previous games, more variety in enemies.

    I would not call it on par with a CRPG, but I think the Dark Alliance games worked well as action based spin offs to AD&D RPGs on the PC.

    I wanted to start on Champions of Norath next but the copy I bought doesn't run on my PS2. I checked if some other games would run, they did so it is not my PS2.
    Checking out the back of the disc it looks pretty used, I am wondering if it was used as a coaster.
    I wonder if the seller who I bought it from knew it was broken.

    Edit: with Dark Alliance 1 now announced for PC, and possibly the sequel getting a port too I wonder if there was any point in getting the PS2 versions other than adding them to the Interplay games I own.