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  1. Perhaps, but at the same time the focus of those other games was the multiple choices, RPing and plot. I'm just excited to see a new game by Obsidian. There's nothing saying they can't improve on the story and the like, and if they focus on combat they may make a great game. After all, back in the day, Icewind Dale and its sequel were great games.

  2. BEYOND GOOD AND EVIL!!!

     

    That game was worth $70...easy.

     

     

    Isnt that some form of action/modern platform/puzzle thing?

     

     

    Sort of. It has platforming elements, but it also has a lot of stealth/sneaking elements (sort of similar to Splinter Cell, but more lighthearted), truly original gameplay, and seamless cinematics (the whole game plays out in wide screen). For me it was more of an interactive movie than a videogame. One of the most awesome stories ever. I figure I got sixteen hours out of it on my first playthrough (I've played it a couple times since then), and a movie costs me $7-$9, and lasts an hour and a half on average. Therefore it is worth $70...easy.

     

    Yea, I bought it at release for 50 dollars for PS2, beat it in two days. Fantastic game.

     

    I later bought it for PC and beat it again. It was only 20 dollars then. I traded in my PS2 version and got it for five.

  3. I spotted ads for this game online as an import to us in the states, so it is available here, and as i recall the price was around $30.00--i also thought the plot sounded quite unique--am interested to hear any feedback from those on other shores who have played it.

     

    (unfortunately with my dial-up, downloading most demos is unrealistic. i would buy the game most likely tho if it is not in shooter format -- and not a bug-laden crashfest)

     

    I experienced no bugs with the demo, and none of the reviews I read mentioned them. Its a great game, especially for 30 bucks.

  4. http://money.cnn.com/commentary/game_over/

     

    They have one in the technology section too. I think they have a few more, not sure.

    Very well, you win this one.

     

    But he said he likes to watch CNN, suggesting he meant on the TV, which does not have a gaming section.

     

     

    Man, I hate April 1st as much as I hate Easter and Christmas.

    You hate Christmas? What are you, the Grinch?

     

    The only cool holiday is halloween.

  5. Hello my fellow gamers,

     

    Any suggestions for a good RTS title?

     

    I've been playing RTS games since the antediluvian days when Command and Conquer was still popular. I enjoyed Red Alert, WarCraft, Age of Empires, my favorite so far being StarCraft. However, I'm quite disappointed with the lack of new and satisfying RTS releases (WarCraft III was good, but still fell a little short of my expectations) these days. I was wondering if someone could recommend a decent, well-balanced RTS game to me.

     

    Any opinions or inputs would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, folks.  :-

     

     

    The Total War series is the best. Rome and Medieval in particular

     

    Dawn of War is a newer, visceral one that is a lot of fun.

     

    Warlords Battlecry III is more traditional and just plane kicks ass with all the different sides. And there are a lot.

     

    Empire Earth has a lot of different gameplay styles from pre-medieval combat up to sci fi stuff.

     

    http://www.darwinia.co.uk/ is incredibly unique and awesome, and should be the first one you check out.

  6. That's why I watch CNN.  Heck, it's even endorsed by the Dark Lord of the Sith.  :devil:

    Can't say I've ever seen CNN cover any gaming news. :(

    I find you lack of faith disturbing.

     

    They have a game section at their site.

    Eh? I just took a look (my curiosity was too great) and the closest thing I saw was an Entertainment section, with subsections of movies, music, tv, and books. No gaming section to be seen.

     

    Not that it matters much, though.

     

    http://money.cnn.com/commentary/game_over/

     

    They have one in the technology section too. I think they have a few more, not sure.

  7. A bit off-topic, but..

     

    I once spent 100$ on a single game. Expensive? Not really. I used to play this mud (www.medievia.com) and if you "donated" money to them, you got these two great items that were strangely well-balanced (I played for two years without them, and four years with them). During that time I logged an amazing 5600 hours in the game! How's that for value? 100$ seemed expensive at the time, but thinking about it now, it was a bargain.

     

    I spent 200 on Steel Battalion. I win!

  8. Because of my left hand disability the keyboard commands are a pain, but I?m managing.

    Gothic One is a great game; I?m hoping G2 will be just as good.

     

    Tsel :-

    Left hand disability?

     

    Anyhow, most of the games out there are made for two hand use. This can't be anything exceptional for Gothic 2, can it? Or is it worse than other games out there? I've never tried playing any game with just one hand (except WoW, when the phone rings. It's difficult!) so I don't really know.

     

    Gothic has a tighter story than Gothic 2, but Gothic 2 feels more thought out and finished than Gothic. Also, I enjoyed the bigger world of Gothic 2 more than the one in Gothic. Only thing I missed in Gothic 2 was the mines.. They were awesome in Gothic.

     

    Most RPGs can be played one handed. Trust me, I notice when playing Gothic II because I'm a lazy bastard and must conserve energy - I can't consistently use two hands at once!

  9. Darwinia is already (I think) out in the UK and should be hitting US shores on the 8th. Despite being on an old crappy vid card til my replacement comes in, I still managed to love this demo despite the expected bad framerate (I hear it runs good on average systems and up, can't vouch for it yet).

     

    If you are anti-evolution, don't worry, the name isn't about people: It uses the name to refer to the development of an AI society made by a programmer in the eighties. Its a mix of arcade shooter, strategy game, and just plain kick ass.

     

    Its impossible to describe or compare it to anything, since its truly unique, but give it a go.

     

    Here's IGN's review: http://pc.ign.com/articles/599/599090p1.html

     

    Here's the demo (English): http://www.darwinia.co.uk/

     

    Please post your thoughts.

  10. "I hated NWN and loved HOTU. Unlike the original and first expansion, its good."

     

    Really? Or did you mean you hated the OC? That's different than hating NW. Afterall, HOTU shares the same graphics, combat system, rules, etc. of NWN.

     

    Actually, its a lot different from NWN in several ways.

     

    And I said I didn't like NWN. The mods made using NWN creation tool aren't NWN. I never played any mods til I had HotU anyway.

  11. It's only possible ,if you target him. Normally the enemie already noticed you before you are able to shot!

     

    Wow, no. I've always used ranged attacks to scout a valley from the mountain to see if there was anything there worth killing, and when I'm walking I always have one out at lower levels in case there are wargs or orcs in the forest. The range of site for ranged weapons is FAR longer than the range of site for NPC AI.

  12. Anachronox is in the same style as 'console RPGs', but it has actually good writing. Hilarious game.

     

    I'd recommend getting this first.

     

    Otherwise, as said before. FFVII, FFVIII, Grandia2.

    :p

     

    FFVII

    Septerra Core

    Anachranox

     

    Only FF was made in Japan, but the rest have the same style. And happen to be better than most Japanese made JRPGs.

     

    How about that.

     

    Also, I find FFVIII really crappy. Grandia 2 is overwhelmingly mediocre. I wouldn't play those.

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