Old games that you're playing right now

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Re: Old games that you're playing right now

Post by Psychedelic Rhino » Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:15 am

Not too many.

My first one was an ancient game called Syndicate. Then played a couple of Civilizations, then Homeworld 2. I took a couple year break then did Rome: Total War and Company of Heroes. I guess BZ and BZ2 can be included. Never was a big fan of pure 'iso' type RTS, but Homeworld 2 got me going to give COH and R:TW a shot.

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Re: Old games that you're playing right now

Post by HitchcockGreen » Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:46 am

Zenophas wrote:American McGee's Alice
I liked that one too. Did you ever try your hand at the sequel?

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Post by Zenophas » Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:10 am

HitchcockGreen wrote:
Zenophas wrote:American McGee's Alice
I liked that one too. Did you ever try your hand at the sequel?
No, actually. I did see an LP though. Seemed not worth getting. Bland combat, finicky drawn out levels... lack of variety.

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Re: Old games that you're playing right now

Post by HitchcockGreen » Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:18 am

I'd considered downloading it to give it a try but never got around to it.
Think the first is on GoG now.

As far as 'old games' go, I still play around with older iterations of Civ once in a while and FreeSpace (both 1 and 2) are still amusing for an hour or two at a time.

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Re: Old games that you're playing right now

Post by Red Spot » Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:34 pm

Psychedelic Rhino wrote:Not too many.

My first one was an ancient game called Syndicate. Then played a couple of Civilizations, then Homeworld 2. I took a couple year break then did Rome: Total War and Company of Heroes. I guess BZ and BZ2 can be included. Never was a big fan of pure 'iso' type RTS, but Homeworld 2 got me going to give COH and R:TW a shot.
Thanks.
Do you think the Civy-games are 'difficult' enough, or are you only refering to the older ones? (Been looking at 4 and 5 but for some reason it seems to me they are more or less a slighty more basic version of the Total War-games.)

Something I think you might be able to apreciate is AI War, do get all the DLCs though. Its a strat game that is not for the faint hearted :)

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Re: Old games that you're playing right now

Post by HitchcockGreen » Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:29 pm

Red Spot wrote:Thanks.
Do you think the Civy-games are 'difficult' enough, or are you only refering to the older ones? (Been looking at 4 and 5 but for some reason it seems to me they are more or less a slighty more basic version of the Total War-games.)
Personally, I haven't found any of the Civ games particularly challenging and even in 5 you are basically steered to become exactly one type of civilization; you must have military dominance - even if you don't win that way (although, you can turn that kind of win off).
Unless you have roves of units scouring your countryside and patrolling your borders everyone tends to think you're a joke and will sooner or later just attack you.

To me, the AI hasn't improved enough to win out purely through diplomatic means...which is something I'd rather see developed than fancier animations.
Winning through scientific discovery is also really easy.
I suppose if you were seeking a real challenge, turn off most victory types except the lesser-used ones, and play at the highest difficulty level possible.

I liked older iterations because modding was a snap.

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Re: Old games that you're playing right now

Post by Zenophas » Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:55 am

JFK Reloaded.

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Post by forgottengames » Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:23 pm

Quake II
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Post by Ded10c » Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:35 pm

Was playing Q2 the other day, some of the source ports (especially Q2E and KMQ2) are really pretty. The Zaero expansion pack (one of Team Evolve's efforts) is also a good play, but hard to get hold of these days.
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Post by rice303 » Sun Oct 14, 2012 12:26 am

Gone back to the PS1 again and been playing Tekken 3, quake 2 and resident evil, also playing serious sam 2, doom 3, grim fandango and max payne, i'm practicly trying to pass all the games that now have many more sequals, trying to finish the origianls and understanding that they started what are now massive fanchises (except Grim which didn't sell enough)
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Re: Old games that you're playing right now

Post by Psychedelic Rhino » Sun Oct 14, 2012 4:31 am

Wow, that's quite a mish-mash of old greats.

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Re: Old games that you're playing right now

Post by Dianoga » Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:52 am

I was playing some Star Wars Battlefront 2 on the Xbox the other day with my boys. Still love that game. Actually played another old Star Wars game recently as well for a bit, Jedi Academy.

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Re: Old games that you're playing right now

Post by forgottengames » Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:31 pm

Might I mention that American McGee also worked on the second Quake installment?
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Re: Old games that you're playing right now

Post by Ded10c » Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:03 pm

American McGee was with id from long before that; he worked on both classic Doom games as well as the first two Quakes before he left for EA.
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Re: Old games that you're playing right now

Post by forgottengames » Sat Oct 20, 2012 6:44 am

May EA die in a radioactive cesspool. Amen.
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