Torment and Arcanum

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by Karkow, Jun 14, 2004.

  1. Silencer

    Silencer Night Watchman Staff Member Admin

    Nov 7, 2003
    Petition to include Edison Bolters in such games.
     
  2. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan
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    May 27, 2004
    tesla = cool, edison = no thanks, sounds boring like parkinson or something

    btw, i cant really remember any weapon more devestating than the fire axe (technologist item). you can get it damn early ingame as well. of course, there were some spells that were pretty nuts as well.

    the easiest way to get through the game:
    rare half ogre birth, battlemage-style half ogre.
    go steal the 2h sword from the girl whose father was in that dragonguard thing. (definatly worth using a fate point for)
     
  3. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    "laser" is also an abbreviation and not a word.

    Petition to ban the term "laser" from all fantasy games.
     
  4. Ratty Sr.

    Ratty Sr. Formerly known as Ratty Moderator Orderite

    Apr 23, 2003
    Seconded.

    Who puts a laser in a fantasy game, anyway?
     
  5. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    Science-fiction is in a fantasy world* too, don't be inane.

    * fantasy world = not real world. Shti.
     
  6. Ratty Sr.

    Ratty Sr. Formerly known as Ratty Moderator Orderite

    Apr 23, 2003
    In that case, lasers are acceptable, since the acronym contains no reference to real world people, places or events.

    Unless lasers were invented by a dude named Stimulated Emission of Radiation.
     
  7. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    No, but it's not a word, it's an acronym, invented in our world. We're supposed to be playing fantasy games "translated", unless you believe that in all Fantasy worlds they speak English.

    "Tesla" is almost a household term. Are we banning "you Judas" too?
     
  8. zioburosky13

    zioburosky13 Vault Senior Citizen

    Jun 24, 2004
    Back to topic:

    Tourment first, Arcanum later ( I always put the best till the last) :lol:

    /replaying Arcanum for the 52 times while waiting for his copy of TES: Morblivion to come...
     
  9. TheWesDude

    TheWesDude Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 25, 2005
    where the hell can i get a copy that isnt like 80$ :( they need to fucking re-release this game not that temple shit.
     
  10. zioburosky13

    zioburosky13 Vault Senior Citizen

    Jun 24, 2004
    Ya mean Arcanum? Sierra is holding the right.

    Petition to Sierra to re-release Arcanum. :idea:
     
  11. FeelTheRads

    FeelTheRads Vault Senior Citizen

    Sep 15, 2004
    I'm pretty sure you can still find it in game stores.

    I can get it here for $20 - in DVD case, though.
     
  12. alec

    alec White heterosexual male Orderite

    May 21, 2003
    Hehe, losers! I bought a third copy via eBay just two weeks ago, for a lousy 10 euros. An original copy, I might add, in the cardboard box with the manual and the map and: it's in mint condition.

    Now I have two unused copies in mint condition and one copy I use to play with. I rule! Bwahahahahaha!

    Don't buy the budget version in the dvd box, because you won't get the manual which is - similar to the manuals of FO and FO 2 - a priceless gem itself. Try eBay. If I can find two copies in mint condition on eBay for very little money, so can you.
     
  13. TheWesDude

    TheWesDude Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 25, 2005
    err... i constantly check amazon.com and such other e-tailer sites and they are all selling it for like $50-90 for a new copy. which is what i want.
     
  14. 21_Blessings

    21_Blessings First time out of the vault

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    Dec 6, 2004
    Arcanum was OK. Add me to list of 'played it for about 30 hours and got bored'.

    Alec, sorry to break it to ya, but the Fallouts were superior games. Style, combat and fun. So was Torment with it's amazing story.

    You might dissagree, thats cool. But you're wrong. And the majority agrees.
     
  15. TheWesDude

    TheWesDude Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 25, 2005
    i paid in all 65$ for my copy of arcanum and i still havent recieved it yet...

    im getting pissed.
     
  16. Punck_D

    Punck_D First time out of the vault

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    Nov 29, 2005
    Both are great games, like the most mentioned here Torment has probably the best told story in a CRPG ever. It's like an interactive philosophy novel, unfortunately with shitty combat system. And Arcanum, yes, also shitty combat, because of the real-time option, which implicates an unbalanced TB-combat. But for sake, what a fancy world! Beside Fallout it was the only game where I wanted to collect everything that would let me go deeper into the world and circumstances, in these cases books and holodisks.
     
  17. alec

    alec White heterosexual male Orderite

    May 21, 2003
    Says who, kid? Oh wait: the "majority" says so, don't they? Yeah, the majority says so, so it must be the case then. Well wake up, grasshopper: the majority of humans in the world also thinks that some super, omnipotent creature called "God" created the friggin' universe and everything in it, so yeah, then that must be the truth. And the majority of humans on this planet also thinks that fossil fuels will be around forever and ever, so hell yes I guess fossil fuels must be a renewable energysource then, eh? Why not try to do a little thinking for yourself from now on, eh, and let the majority think what they damn well want to think? It might shed a whole new light on things, you know.

    If I say that I think that Arcanum is a better game than Fallout and/or Fallout 2, than that's how it is for me. And then I don't give a rat's ass if you or the majority thinks that Fallout is superior. You're entitled to your opinion and I'm entitled to mine. Got that, grasshopper? Good. Now shooo! I need to think.
     
  18. Ratty Sr.

    Ratty Sr. Formerly known as Ratty Moderator Orderite

    Apr 23, 2003
    But your opinion is still wrong, though.
     
  19. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    Alec is hitting that midilfe crisis hard, G.
     
  20. 21_Blessings

    21_Blessings First time out of the vault

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    Dec 6, 2004
    No, Fallout is better because I know it is. I've played both of them, it isn't even close. The 'majority' agrees and only reaffirms that truth.

    You could live in your dream world all you want. I've seen people try and argue that Boondock Saints was better than Pulp Fiction - and they believed it. But they are wrong too. And the majority would agree with me, again.

    So basically, you're wrong. You just refuse to admit that fact.