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Re: Any gamers around here?
« Reply #2865 on: December 15, 2018, 11:10:42 AM »
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It's official. Bethesda has turned into EA. At least the makers of New Vegas are making a new RPG.

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Ironic, since Bethesda's new IP, Starfield, is set in a similar space-age sci-fi universe. I wonder which will be better. No, actually, I don't. lol
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Re: Any gamers around here?
« Reply #2866 on: December 15, 2018, 11:23:54 AM »
I was unaware of The Outer Worlds--thanks for the update, Blackleaf.  I do look forward to that one.
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Re: Any gamers around here?
« Reply #2867 on: December 15, 2018, 06:23:17 PM »
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At least the makers of New Vegas are making a new RPG.

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It's like Borderlands and Fallout made a baby.  I love it.  If it's half as good as advertised, it'll be amazing.

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Re: Any gamers around here?
« Reply #2868 on: December 15, 2018, 09:55:50 PM »
Bethesda may be sucking with new titles, but at least we still have modders working on the old ones. I'm chugging my way through Legacy of the Dragonborn in Skyrim still. I'm up to 700 items at the moment, although most of that is just miscellaneous shit I've stuffed into the armory (and with Immersive Weapons, there is a lot in there). Still, I've got enough stuff in the main hall that the place looks like a proper museum now. You're not being greeted by an empty room anymore.

Not sure how much I'll commit to putting things into Deepholme. Big things like the elder scrolls, the daedric artifacts, and the dragon priest masks are easy enough to keep track of. The rest I'm not sure are worth bothering with, even from a role playing perspective.
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Re: Any gamers around here?
« Reply #2869 on: January 06, 2019, 12:27:44 AM »
Normally the upcoming release of a new game means bupkus to me, even one I like the sound of and might well buy and play.

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Re: Any gamers around here?
« Reply #2870 on: January 12, 2019, 03:58:01 AM »
All I want to do is play Civ2 again...  My game needs are simple.  The "play old games" thing doesn't work...
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Re: Any gamers around here?
« Reply #2871 on: January 12, 2019, 08:37:46 AM »
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All I want to do is play Civ2 again...  My game needs are simple.  The "play old games" thing doesn't work...

My Ex loves Caesar III.  The city building part.  Wish there was a Sims version, with Roman characters (you get to be slaved, raped, etc).  It was resurrected as a streaming game, when last time it was still on DVD only.  So write to the manufacturer.
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Re: Any gamers around here?
« Reply #2872 on: January 12, 2019, 09:06:14 AM »
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My Ex loves Caesar III.  The city building part.  Wish there was a Sims version, with Roman characters (you get to be slaved, raped, etc).  It was resurrected as a streaming game, when last time it was still on DVD only.  So write to the manufacturer.

I think I actually played that once.  I figured out how to create 2 accounts and traded between myself until I got rich.  Then, because that wasn't the purpose of the game, I game it to the State and left.  Never let it be said I corrupted a simple game designed for meeting others.
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Re: Any gamers around here?
« Reply #2873 on: January 12, 2019, 12:15:31 PM »
Caesar III had minor amounts of combat, marauding barbarians etc.  But for my ex, that is just an annoyance.
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Re: Any gamers around here?
« Reply #2874 on: January 12, 2019, 01:02:53 PM »
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Caesar III had minor amounts of combat, marauding barbarians etc.  But for my ex, that is just an annoyance.


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Re: Any gamers around here?
« Reply #2875 on: January 12, 2019, 02:25:26 PM »
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Re: Any gamers around here?
« Reply #2876 on: January 13, 2019, 07:37:33 AM »
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All I want to do is play Civ2 again...  My game needs are simple.  The "play old games" thing doesn't work...
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Re: Any gamers around here?
« Reply #2877 on: January 13, 2019, 09:58:10 PM »
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Normally the upcoming release of a new game means bupkus to me, even one I like the sound of and might well buy and play.

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I liked 7th guest and 11th hour because of their revolutionary (at the time) use of CD-ROM, psuedo-3D environments, and live action video clips.  The quirky puzzles and creepy atmosphere were the cherry on top.

Now that all that stuff is pretty dated.  Though I did like the sadistic multiple-choice ending of 11th hour.  As much as I liked Henry Sauf, AFAIK we never really get to know all that much about the toymaker and his mansion.  Simply being creepy only gets you so far. 

In order to be good, this series has really got to step it up - top-notch voice acting, great music, deep lore, etc.  Sad to say, but I don't think this series has enough vitality to make a comeback.  The last two kickstarters failed and for pretty predictable reasons.  Too long under water.  Not enough remaining interest.

The third try's the charm, perhaps, perhaps not.
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Re: Any gamers around here?
« Reply #2878 on: January 14, 2019, 07:15:24 AM »
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I liked 7th guest and 11th hour because of their revolutionary (at the time) use of CD-ROM, psuedo-3D environments, and live action video clips.  The quirky puzzles and creepy atmosphere were the cherry on top.

Now that all that stuff is pretty dated.  Though I did like the sadistic multiple-choice ending of 11th hour.  As much as I liked Henry Sauf, AFAIK we never really get to know all that much about the toymaker and his mansion.  Simply being creepy only gets you so far. 

In order to be good, this series has really got to step it up - top-notch voice acting, great music, deep lore, etc.  Sad to say, but I don't think this series has enough vitality to make a comeback.  The last two kickstarters failed and for pretty predictable reasons.  Too long under water.  Not enough remaining interest.

The third try's the charm, perhaps, perhaps not.
T7G was the game that just about made the CD-ROM drive a requirement rather than an option.  I remember installing an internal 1x SCSI where you had to load the disc into a holder and insert the whole shebang.  Insert a shake of my cane and a rant that starts "Darn kids!  In my day we had to program in ones and in zeros... and sometimes we ran out of ones!" here.

I'm going to be cautiously optimistic about the new game.  The developer seems to get it; we'll see if he can deliver.  The music is being done by someone else, although I hope they're going to keep most of the basic themes -- George "Fat Man" Sanger's soundtrack is still my favorite video game music.

I won't mind if the acting is clunky -- it was in the first one.  If he nails the atmospherics and the puzzles, it's a win.
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Re: Any gamers around here?
« Reply #2879 on: January 14, 2019, 12:20:42 PM »
I'm rewatching the first one and I've gotta say, both the acting and writing were very clunky, almost comedic.

*a homeless, vagabond Stauf has a dream about a doll*
*Stauf creates an exact replica of the doll from memory*
*Stauf goes to a bar*
*the bar owner says his daughter would love the doll and offers Stauf food and lodging in exchange for the doll, which Stauf accepts*

Man, dolls sure fetched a premium price in the 90s.  Cause that's one hell of a deal!

 

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