August 28, 2010 at 9:28 am #57707
What games have you bought recently
Pick up a copy of S.T.A.G for my collection, it for the Amiga and its a bit like a prototype X game but without the graphic.
Also I continue to add slowly to my big box 90s pc game collection with Simon The Sorcerer 1 and 2 and Dungeon Master 2.
Managed to finally get a copy of Vampire the masquerade bloodlines read about the game over the years and apparently it meant to be a really good rpg.August 28, 2010 at 1:00 pm #70872IronHoundParticipant
Hmm, lets see, I just purchased a month of EVE, then I got Gothic 3 (love open world RPG’s.) My most recent purchase was Left 4 Dead 2, which is about as fun as the first. 🙂
Vampire The Masquerade Bloodlines was ok, I seem to remember a community patch being released that fixed 99% of issues. That being said, its still a bit buggy, loading takes forever imho, and to be frank, I didn’t find the story all that engaging. 😕
I think it was one of those games, made by fans, for fans. YMMVAugust 28, 2010 at 10:08 pm #70873sscadminKeymaster
Only games I have bought recently was Mass Effect 1 ($5 on EA Store) and Star Wolves 3 ($17 in bargain bin).
I play on a Lineage II free server often and I also play the Battle for Wesnoth (great indie game and its free).
The FF14 beta starts on Tuesday and I wanted to play a little LOTRO when its F2P starts.
Main game I am waiting for besides Black Prophecy is GUILD WARS 2 … that game is going to be the ‘one to rule them all’. I will make a post on this game to let you guys decide what you think but this is going to kick ass.August 29, 2010 at 2:25 am #70874
I read there were number of problems with Bloodlines, but my first problem will be actually getting the game installed as it by Activision and my cursed dvd drive will not recognises any of there disks 😆August 29, 2010 at 3:22 am #70875IronHoundParticipant
@ Darkone. Ive been meaning to try Battle for Wesnoth, but I abhore turn based strategy. Give me Rome Total War, or Mount and Blade (which is on sale btw.) for that awesome adrenaline decision making. Im downloading now. Rather hefty download.
@Pinback LOL. Well, I got my copy through steam. So… might try that route. Still 20 bucks tho.August 29, 2010 at 6:49 am #70876BraindeadParticipant
Recent games bought in no particular order:
Minecraft: Indie game that easily suck up time while you’re trying to build a castle. Do a Google and get hooked.
Distant Worlds: Well we all know this one and for some reason it doesn’t do it for me.
Star Trek Online: Got a couple of months of time invested in this one and at the end it left a bitter taste in my mouth. It’s a good game but not nearly enough to do i it. Recent changes may make me sign up for another month though.
Starcraft II: Best RTS around atm. Enough said.
Star Ruler: 4x game that’s growing to be allot of fun.
Dragon Quest IX (DS): Very very good RPG for the handheld.
Puzzle Quest 2 (DS): Not as good as the first imho but still very fun to play.
Games I’m waiting for:
Diablo 3: Doesn’t really require explanation.
Black Prophecy: See above.
Star Wars: the Old Republic: See above 2 items:
Guild Wars 2: DarkOne, gotta agree with you on this one, if they live up to their promises this is bound to be a $#!*load of fun.
Grim Dawn: RPG that should be fun. Made by the guys that did Titan’s Quest, which is only second to Diablo 2 in it’s genre.August 29, 2010 at 11:24 pm #70877sscadminKeymaster
Thanks for the heads up on Grim Dawn, I loved playing Titans Quest (and expansion) and enjoyed it a bit more than Diablo 2. They are pretty equal in gameplay but TQ has better gfx. I am excited about SWTOR but need to see more on PVP gameplay. Looks like BioWare going to make a great story in this game and just don’t want to pay per month for a glorified SP game with MMO properties.
I have heard a lot of complaints about STO and its a shame because this IP could be relevant for a long time if done right. But I give STO a few more months before it is F2P with store. Only bad thing is that Cryptic looks like they are getting the nod to do Neverwinter Nights 3…
Star Ruler I will probably pickup after a few more patches, it looks like the devs and the community are pulling together to give this game the respect it needs, support them indie devs.
And of course GW2 is going to rock and I will be buying that definitely and even better that there is no monthly subscription.September 2, 2010 at 7:15 pm #70878de5me7Participant
just bought star ruler as a reward for finishing my dissertation
however have recently bought Iwar2 and Jagged Alliance 2September 7, 2010 at 4:35 am #70879
Pick up Star Wars Jedi Knight 2 Jedi Outcast.Got a copy of Jagged Alliance 2 but never played it is there not a new one out as well ❓ .September 7, 2010 at 8:18 am #70880GeraldineParticipant
Like Braindead, I also got Minecraft following a recommendation from Madtoaster. Totally crazy little game, I keep exploring caves then get lost and have to dig myself out! 😆 Looks a lot like a first person Darwinia, here is a link http://www.minecraft.net/
Some of the things people have created with it are amazing. A group even created the planet Earth, here have a look, [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWPk5zlKAEM[/youtube]. Slartibartfast or what? 😆
Ironhound mentioned Rome Total War, I always preferred the first Medieval game to the second one. The second one was good too, but the first one just had a certain something 🙂 I just wish I could get it to run properly on this crappy modern PeeCee I have 🙁September 10, 2010 at 11:09 am #70881
Lemmings for the pc, it easy to forget how old this games is as when I opened the box, along with the 3.5 disk there was also three 5 ¼ disks. 😯 😆
Also pick up Splinter Cell Chaos Theory, played the game on the PS2 but never had the PC version.September 11, 2010 at 5:17 am #70882GeraldineParticipant
Had Mass Effect 1 & 2 laying around in my Steam account for long enough and decided to give them a go. They almost manage to match Deus Ex for story, almost…… 🙄September 11, 2010 at 10:01 am #70883BraindeadParticipantPINBACK wrote:Pick up Star Wars Jedi Knight 2 Jedi Outcast.Got a copy of Jagged Alliance 2 but never played it is there not a new one out as well ❓ .
aye there is a 3rd JA, don’t remember the name though, but it is not nearly as good as JA2. (read: it sucked monkey balls)
JA2 is considered by many to be the best in turn based tactical games. There’s been allot of games that have tried to emulate it, but sadly they are all full of fail. If you want a good turn based tactical experience I suggest you play JA2, if you don’t mind the slightly outdated graphics.
TBH, JA2 is the only good turn based tactical game I’ve ever played 😕 which is a shame because the genre is really good.
Come to think of it, I do know of a turn based game but it’s more in the RPG genre, namely Knights of the Chalice. It’s an indie that uses 3rd edition D&D rules, and the AI is really smart, and I do mean really smart. As in web –> fireball combo’s, charming your tanks, focus firing your cleric, and silencing your wizards. No cheap AI tricks like the AI having better hit chances or better damage, just AI that plays like you would, ie play the most effective way…
You can read up about it here:
BE AWARE: the guys on that site are a bit, how shall I put it, a-holes? Yeah that’s about right.
EDIT: I forgot to mention they are RPG snobs as well 😮September 11, 2010 at 1:50 pm #70884
I will have dig JA2 out and give a go, as for turn based game UFO always been a fav and Front Missions on the PS1 I liked a lot, although not a turn based game Commando 2 I really enjoyed playing it.September 12, 2010 at 9:49 am #70885
Decided to have a wonder down to one of the local boot fairs this morning, not many seller there pick up a copy of Populous the beginning and found a game I have been looking for, for ages Alien Resurrection on the PS1. 😀
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