What are you playing now?

Discussion in 'PC Gaming' started by digitalwanderer, Apr 30, 2007.

  1. milk

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    Just finished "Return of Obtaining Dinn" the new mistery game from Duke Pope of Papers Please.
    You enter a ghost ship with a hand-watch that let's you see brief flash-backs of the moment of death of any corpse you aproach. With that, you are tasked with tracing out what happened in the ship based solely on the info you can catch from said flashbacks. Really brilliantly crafted game.
    Great game. Very immersive and investing. You'll be thinking of investigation possibilities all day.
    I highly recommend it.
    Initially the story looks impossible to fully comprehend, but as you watch every flashback, the game auto fills a brief of each one in their chronological order so you can re watch everything in the right sequence of events. Also, as you discover the identities of the immense crew, you can see their names as you look at them on the flashbacks if you get confused, and suddenly everything begins to clear up in your mind. The seemingly impossible task of managing the story of 60 different people and what they did, where and with whom throughout multiple days suddenly starts to appear manageable, and when you least expect it, you are done. Pretty cool.
     
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  2. xexuxjy

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    Snap! Just got my 60 fates last night. Looked up my two missing achievements and may go back to them at somepoint but overall a brilliant game that had me hooked.
     
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  3. Davros

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    Like Cryostasis
     
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    Fallout: New California, is now available

    Radian-Helix Media has just released its massive fan prequel to Fallout New Vegas, Fallout New California. This mod adds an all new story around a new player character, an adopted resident of Vault 18, embarking on a journey through the wastelands of the New California Republic’s Cajon Pass. This mod is described as a new campaign, meaning that players will be able to launch it from the main menu and not access it via an in-game portal. New California runs in the New Vegas engine but it is not set in New Vegas (it’s set in New California at a place called The Pass).

    Download New California BETA 200. Download BETA 201 PATCH. Put them on your hard drive.
    Open your mod manager.
    Go to Package Manager. (The same on Vortex, MO2, NMM, and FOMM.)
    Select New New California BETA 200.
    Follow the On Screen Wizard. (DLC Patches if you have DLC! If not, skip.)
    Wait between 2-8 minutes on average….
    Done!
    Open Package Manager again. Select New New California BETA 201. Install. (Overwrite Yes to All!)
    Done!
    Final Step: Don’t forget to check NewCalifornia.esm in your load order to activate!!!
    https://www.moddb.com/mods/falloutprojectbrazil/downloads/install-first-beta-200
    https://www.moddb.com/mods/falloutprojectbrazil/downloads/fallout-new-california-patch-201
     
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  5. DSoup

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    Any first impression of Fallout New California? I'm not keen to return that that engine unless the experience is really good.
     
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    I/Lara felt pretty frail and weak when starting, which was a bit frustrating. But it motivated me to explore, and become enabled to improve my weapons and attributes. Wolves had me scared for what felt like a long time but was probably only a few hours. I finished the game after nearly fifty hours, I still have Croft Manor to explore. I look forward to getting SOTTR on sale.
     
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    SPAZ2, or to give it its full name, Space Pirates and Zombies 2. It's pretty damm good. :yes:
     
  8. Davros

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    Seconded. Excellent game, especially played together with a friend/partner. No stress, just puzzle/problem solving.
     
  10. digitalwanderer

    digitalwanderer Dangerously Mirthful
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    Just found out we have a copy of Unreal on Steam and it runs just fine on my current PC so I'm giving it a go!


    Best part was when it fired up and max res was 1680x1050. I just shut it down and opened the Unreal.ini file and had a trip down memory lane playing with settings. Can't wait for a bit of a break to try it out and see if I can force AA/AF and such and just remembering how cool that castle opening was back when it came out. :D

    Oh gods are the controls super twitchy! Gonna take a bit of tweaking and adjusting, but it looks nothing but fine and the nostalgia is good and the gameplay is even better! Feels sort of good to get back to the roots of gaming.
     
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  11. Davros

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    I know better than to disagree with a decree from the gaming gods, thanks!
     
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    Unreal is fun, but I can't believe they finally came out with a PC version of Katamari Damacy and Bubbles can run it!

    I love "The Wonderful End of the World", which is a sort of clone of KD that was the only thing like it available on PC. It runs unbelievably well at 1920x1080 on a Phenom II 965 w/680GTX!

    Ok, the controls are sort of a bitch for me right now....WEotW was a lot more simplified...but it's got potential once my fingers get used to the controls and I'm having FUN! :D

    Oh, and I got Flat Out and it's just the right age to still look decent and run fantastic on my system. I need a racer of some sort, and Flat Out I always loved the collision/damage modelling with and thought the driving felt good.

    I almost feel like a gamer again, so cool. 8)
     
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  14. rcf

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    Correction: it's "Return of the Obra Dinn".
    I've just started playing it.
    Which theme (monitor) did you pick? I'm on IBM 8503.

    https://www.gog.com/game/return_of_the_obra_dinn

    [​IMG]
     
  15. hoom

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    Creative Assembly made a Definitive Edition of several of their older titles (Medieval2, Empire & Napoleon) giving everyone all the DLC (For Med2 just 1 expansion I already have but a decent chunk of units for the other two titles).

    I never really managed to get into Empire so I've been playing that & having quite a bit of fun :yes:

    Still got some shocking bugs & crashes and I still can't fathom why France is only a single province but there is really something quite magnificent about the battles with musket & bayonet infantry, cannon pounding away, ability to occupy certain buildings, cavalry squares etc.

    Also after avoiding the sea part for much of my campaign I've started a navy to get in on those lucrative trade spots & been having some good fun with the naval battles.

    eg just had a battle where enemy had 3* 2nd rates to my 2* but I had a solid 6* 3rd rate vs his motley mix of 10 or so smaller ships, enemy had the 2nd rates & stronger ships in a windward line with smaller ships parallel to leeward.
    Wind & position allowed me to run a first pass close to the leeward line, knocking it completely out of the battle & putting solid damage on several of his main line with minimal damage received.
    I gybed my line round to make a 2nd pass, enemy line also gybed round & were coming back at me, my leading 2nd rate passed to one side of their somewhat isolated 2nd in line, blamming it point blank, then my following 3rd rate immediately passed on the other side also unleashing a devastating salvo -> enemy instantly struck its colours, beautiful.
    By the time the pass completed all enemy ships were surrendered/sunk except their lead 2nd rate who routed on final salvo from my trailing 2nd rate.
    I scored 2* captured 2nd rates in the after-battle that'll form the backbone of my 3rd battle squadron :-D
     
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    xcom enema unkown
     
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  17. Davros

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    I've heard that game sucks ass ;)
     
  18. homerdog

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    Was just browsing steam for RPGs it recommended a game called Hentai Girl Linda. Glory be to gaben.
     
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    Now I'm curious as to how that was even recommended, and I've actually got a few anime games. :p
     
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    No idea I have no anime or porn games. But I like it.
     
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