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General Video Game Discussion Silver Version

Discussion in 'Other Video Game Discussion' started by Eternal Darkness, Dec 14, 2013.

  1. Mister_SGG

    Mister_SGG Well-Known Member

    I don't want this thread to die [again] but I really have nothing to contribute to this PC talk, being a console peasant for the most part.
     
  2. The Admiral

    The Admiral solid state survivor

    Very possible. I'll have to give the XCOM games a look, since I own, I think, every XCOM game except The Bureau (and the DLC for Enemy Unknown).

    Nethack is very worth playing and can be played on incredibly low specs, but it has an amazing amount of depth.

    If you're going to play it, you should learn it ahead of time and make sure you customize your options (e.g. turn off auto pickup). You can take a few playthroughs to learn that, of course.
     
  3. Abstinence Pistols

    Abstinence Pistols Fahrvergnugen

    They're pretty great. I haven't gotten very far into them because DOSbox is running them at like 300 percent the normal speed for me, unfortunately.

    Yeah, I should mention - there aren't many pick-up-and-play games on my list. After all, Dwarf Fortress is right beside Nethack in terms of depth and accessibility, and Ultima VII shares VERY little with RPGs of today. I really think that they're all worth whatever time commitment you need to learn how to play them and/or get good at them, but if you don't feel the same way I can pick out the ones that don't have a big learning curve.
     
  4. Rezzo

    Rezzo Your milk will go cold on you

    Wall of text inbound:

    Played, played and played. Infinite is one of the few PC games I own and sometimes the internal memory goes funny, so I might be pushing things a bit too hard

    Played and played. Good games.

    These would all be new additions. Might check a few out in my spare time, especially L4D2 which I managed to grab for nothing at the last Steam sale

    Played and played (obviously) (wait, did I ever finish the first Portal? Might have to do that)


    Actually I was unaware of everything except DOSbox, so telling me all this is definitely a help

    Only played a few of these, most notably Sim City 2000 on the GBA which is a hilariously bad port. There was a certain way to glitch the game into giving you funds without even having a city in the first place. Also, for anyone who likes games like this, Theme Hospital is a strangely good game.
     
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2014
  5. Eternal Darkness

    Eternal Darkness Eternal Evil

    So, in the spur of the moment, I decided to go from Windows 7 to some Linux OS. As of typing, I thought it was a brilliant idea

    Does anyone know which games on Steam work with Linux? I assume all Valve games, but what else?
     
  6. Abstinence Pistols

    Abstinence Pistols Fahrvergnugen

    WINE is a necessity, it lets you run .exe files on Mac and Linux systems. There are some issues but for the most part it works fine.

    Natural Selection 2 is also on Linux and it's fantastic. Rookie servers can get kind of dull sometimes because usually you lose due to your team being really really awful but it's still tons of fun.

    I bought Theme Hospital on the spur of the moment when it went on sale in like November but I haven't really played it much yet. I need to get on that.
     
  7. Eternal Darkness

    Eternal Darkness Eternal Evil

    Picked up DanganRonpa today. The first 5 minutes are a lot more detailed then the anime was, so I have high hopes already.

    So happy to have a Vita, with at least 3/4 more Vita games in by April. Conception IIShut up, it seems interesting, Demon Gaze, and Final Fantasy X/X-II
     
  8. Abstinence Pistols

    Abstinence Pistols Fahrvergnugen

    IKARUGA IS COMING TO STEAM ON THE 18TH. YES. YES.

    If you like hard games, shoot 'em ups and pretty visuals this game is for you. Also arguably one of the best third party titles for the Gamecube, now featuring new stuff like achievements and a two-player mode or something.

    If you've never played Ikaruga before and you plan on buying this game prepare to get your shit kicked in like never before.
     
  9. Eternal Darkness

    Eternal Darkness Eternal Evil

  10. Abstinence Pistols

    Abstinence Pistols Fahrvergnugen

    In more happy videogame news, GOG is having their Valentine's day sale. Standouts include D&D games 80 percent off and 90 percent off multiplayer games.

    Oh, and Dungeon Keeper Gold is free. Do not get this confused with the new mobile game - it's from the same guys who did Theme Hospital (Bullfrog), was Peter Molyneux's last game with the company, and is generally considered one of the best PC games of all time. It also takes less than 24 hours to dig out a room. You should pick it up if.. who am I kidding? You should pick it up no matter what.

    Also, shameless plug: the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. franchise is now on GOG also so you can pick up Call of Pripyat without any ridiculous DRM if that's interesting to you.
     
  11. tomatohater

    tomatohater Golden Sun 4?

    I bet, as we all have dismissed the Wii U, it'll sell thousands too (similar to the 3DS)
     
  12. Eternal Darkness

    Eternal Darkness Eternal Evil

    Finished DanganRonpa the other day, and man, the anime ruined it for me. Still a great game and I plan on getting the sequel.

    The what if scenario is a lot of fun, too, if really contrived
     
  13. Hydrohs

    Hydrohs 安らかに眠ります、岩田さん。 Staff Member Super Mod

    From the sounds of it the anime is better than the game turned out?
     
  14. Eternal Darkness

    Eternal Darkness Eternal Evil

    Oh, no. The game is better in all aspects. It shines more light on peoples background and stuff. The trials are a lot of fun.

    However, the anime ruined the plot and almost everything else because I watched it before playing the game. As a result, the game felt short, and kinda empty. It's one of those games with only one really good playthrough, then you're able to predict everything
     
  15. Abstinence Pistols

    Abstinence Pistols Fahrvergnugen

    Anyone have any good strategy recommendations in the vein of Jagged Alliance or XCOM? I've played Fire Emblem but I was looking for something with a little more depth like the aforementioned two.

    Also - for anyone looking for a free shot of adrenaline try Cho Ren Sha 68K. Who knew a game with one background, literally no plot and pretty much one hundred percent vanilla gameplay could be so much fun.
     
  16. Hydrohs

    Hydrohs 安らかに眠ります、岩田さん。 Staff Member Super Mod

    Are there even any other games like XCOM? I don't think it's a terribly popular genre.
     
  17. Abstinence Pistols

    Abstinence Pistols Fahrvergnugen

    Jagged Alliance.

    Those two are considered big-time classics by a lot of people but there aren't many games that play like them besides those two. Most SRPGs don't get into the same kind of depth where you pick your squad, allocate funds, arm your soldiers, etc. I know of Xenonauts which is explicitly supposed to be based off of old-style XCOM and that's it.
     
  18. Eternal Darkness

    Eternal Darkness Eternal Evil

    Advance Wars, maybe? Made by Intelligent Systems, the people who did Fire Emblem, but there hasn't really been any games in that series for over 5 or so years. I don't know how deep it is, but I've heard people say it's most akin to a modern day Fire Emblem. Also, Disgaea for Playstation. I haven't really played either, but both are solid SRPG's from what I've heard

    Also Devil Survivor, but you've played that right?
     
  19. Hydrohs

    Hydrohs 安らかに眠ります、岩田さん。 Staff Member Super Mod

    Advance Wars is a lot of fun, the original one anyway. I never played any of the sequels. Maybe also try Civilization? It's turn-based strategy as well.
     
  20. Abstinence Pistols

    Abstinence Pistols Fahrvergnugen

    I have played Advance Wars and it was pretty cool, but it wasn't AS close to what I'm thinking of. The individual units weren't as important as they are in Jagged Alliance since you're training them from scratch and there's permadeath.

    I have played Devil Survivor and that's a little similar but with a bit less linearity and just regular turn-based combat. I could never really get into Devil Survivor, to be honest - maybe I missed the point but it just felt like it being a strategy game at all was a little weird since it just used regular JRPG mechanics anyway.

    Civilization and other 4X games aren't what I'm looking for, but they rock. On that same topic, shameless plug for an awesome game - everyone looking for a good strategy game in the vein of Civilization needs to play Alpha Centauri. Imagine regular Civilization (even made by the same guy) but in space, and you can automate your build queue. Which is actually really, really useful.
     

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