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Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by tuluse, Apr 24, 2015.

  1. Unkillable Cat Prestigious Gentleman LEST WE FORGET Patron

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    Codex 2014 Make the Codex Great Again! Grab the Codex by the pussy
    Would this game count?

    (The author claims not to be Estonian, but he speaks the language.)
     
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  2. Morblot Arbiter Patron

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    I'll leave that decision to the Estonians. ;) (Do we have any on the Codex? I'm guessing yes?)
     
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  3. Jarpie Arcane Patron

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    There's also Roketz, for Amiga and PC.

     
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  4. Dreed Bremsstrahlunged Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy Divinity: Original Sin 2 A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    "Even though I understand the theoretical aspects, it is still a bit hard for me to naturally use the "de" preposition in some cases.
    Same thing for other subtleties like when to use il/elle/ça and ça...

    Anyway I should have paid more attention to the original text. My mistake."

    AdolfSatan In the first sentence you should have put the 'bien" after 'comprends', and for the last sentence my mistake (I guess) is translated by using a verb before, like "C'est de ma faute" or "C'est ma faute", not just 'Ma faute", but otherwise good effort :salute:
     
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  5. AdolfSatan Learned

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    Oi, thanks mate! Yeah, there are some concepts I'm still struggling with. While French has kept some strong ties to Spanish, more often than not I find there are particles and verbs we'd often cross out as redundant (Qu'est-ce que c'est? Come on, you sonsabitches!) that can't be taken away in French, and it really fucks me up.

    To contribute something to the thread, here's another one for you sick fucks:

    CHILLER
    It's quite simple: jump into each screen and shoot until everything looks like Cannibal Corpse cover art. You have to torture people, kills ghosts and critters, and unlock all the hidden tricks as fast as you can to beat the game and win a bonus round after which you can... play it all over again.
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    Harmless family fun.
    But really, you should try it, it's very entertaining.

    You can also play the NES port with shittier and yellower graphics for extra lo-fi black metal grimness
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  6. Taka-Haradin puolipeikko Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    Teleglitch is also Estonian game.
     
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  7. PanickedTushkano Literate

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    The rpgcodex-forums are a veritable treasure trove of the weird and forgotten, so Thanks to all the contributors!

    Red Ocean (2007, german), an FPS set underwater. Footage on youtube looks good in terms of the shooting, but the review on yiya.de seems to consider it mediocre. Not on steam, but there are some used copies on amazon.de.

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    Psychotoxic (2004, german), another FPS which seems to be considered average by most reviewers. There is also one good review on youtube, which is more negative, but which also points out that the game went through a rather lengthy development cycle. Development hell might be more fitting though: Their first publisher didn't give them enough money for the initial design vision and they didn't even get all of it, since they (cdv) went bankrupt at some point in development. Add in some lawsuits, money running out and so forth and it's frankly surprising that this one got released at all.

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    Exodus from the Earth (2008, russian, FPS): Have barely found anything on it, but it's available on steam.

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    Operation: Matriarchy (2005, russian, FPS): Seems to be just as broken as Psychotoxic from what I've been able to gather on youtube and elsewhere. But it also seems pretty weird and potentially interesting in terms of setting. Maybe worth a look in that regard. Also available on steam.

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    The Stalin Subway (2005, russian, FPS) and The Stalin Subway: Red Veil (2006, some kind of follow-up): Not much to say on them, but what little footage I've seen reminded me of the gameplay of Vietcong 2 (quickload-fest). They are both on steam.

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    You are empty (2006/2007, by the ukrainian MandelArt Plains, FPS): Nice architecture, great atmosphere (soundtrack). There is barely a story in-game, but the cutscenes are really, really good. Was quite surprised. Feels like Half Life 2 with stalkerish vibes thrown in. Quite short, though I liked it that way. Neither steam nor gog have it, but there are still some copies on amazon.de.

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    Harvest: Massive Encounter (2008, swedish, tower defense/light RTS): You need to collect ressources and ensure energy flow. There's only four turrets, but you can link up as many lasers as you like and missile turrets can be upgraded to either provide splash damage or very long range seeking missiles. I recommend it if you like death stars. On steam. There's also a demo.

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    SunAge (2007/2008, austrian, RTS): Haven't played it, but the developer fixed some issues and recently re-released it on steam, so that the weird control-scheme should be gone. Somebody mentioned it on some RTS-thread on the codex a while back.

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    Locoland
    (2003, russian, RTS): Locomotives and steampunk robots or something like that. Recently got re-released on steam. Snowbird (Eador, RIP) developer mentioned it in an AMA.

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    The Entente Gold (2004, russian, RTS): They licensed the Cossacks engine and made a WWI-game which seems to play similarly. On steam.

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    Aggression: Europe under fire (2007, russian, RTS+TW-style map): Have found much meaningful info on it, but the physics certainly seem impressive. On steam.

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    Pacific Storm/ Pacific Storm: Allies (2006, russian, RTS+Grand Strategy map): Seems to have been well received in Russia and the reactions I have seen on it are mixed, so it's probably worth a look. On steam.

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    Rising Kingdoms (2005, bulgarian, RTS): Fantasy-RTS by Haemimont who have made Tzar, some of the Tropicos, Victor Vran and Surviving Mars. But as opposed to the all these games, this one still hasn't appeared on steam or gog. I have tried the demo and did rather like it. However, without putting in more time it's difficult to say how well it distances itself from WC3. Or if it even tries to. The glory-system and the conquest of minor races are some interesting twists on the formula, so I have some hope that things turn out more interesting than in Armies of Exigo.

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  8. Ninjerk Arcane

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    The fucking Marco Polo of jank has arrived, boys.
     
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  9. Ninja Destroyer Arcane Patron

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    Divinity: Original Sin 2
    I've finished it. I believe Ed123 did as well. It's one of those games for people who aren't interested in another popamole military shooter and want to try something obscure and really rough at the edges. The graphics were good enough, with office/warehouse levels at the beginning. Later on we have some dream chapters included into a "normal" story. Really cool idea, but all the effort was killed for me with the ending part, where the scripts wouldn't work and I have had to wonder around, load again and finally progress through to see the ending. There is a full walkthrough on yt.

    I call it russian Red Faction. The graphics were nice at the release time, although the excessive bloom was unnecessary. The story with the horrifying voice acting, the funny script and lots of bugs. I was mesmerized of the whole thing and finished as well.

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  10. Binky Savant

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    Ah, I remember playing this. 'Twas a great Sensate experience. "Clasp the sensory stone and feel mind-numbing tedium."
     
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  11. PanickedTushkano Literate

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    Good to know. My bad impressions of Psychotoxic mostly came from this review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RC9FSW-uC3c

    It seemed a bit hyperbolic and I wasn't quite sure how seriously I should take his opinion, but the issue with the anti-piracy software and other severe bugs did seem like it was "broken". But I don't know how much any of this applies to german versions.


    Also, I just thought of Maelstrom - The Battle for Earth begins (2007, russian, RTS): It's by KD Vision which followed KD-Lab, who made Perimeter. The Eurogamer-review by Alec Meer was pretty negative about the campaign, which is understandable, since the Remnants-faction is easily the most normal and boring faction and characters and dialogue aren't exactly good. I have mostly played Skirmishes with Ascension and some with the Hai-Genti. They are more interesting, but other problems remain. The AI is simply not very good. Both in terms of path-finding, but also since they don't reliably engage hostile units on their own. It's especially bad with melee units. In any case, there aren't a lot of games which actually allow for meaningful terrain deformation (water flooding map, freezing water etc.), so I'd still consider it worth a look.

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  12. Binky Savant

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    Executive Suite (1982)
    Climb the corporate ladder. Will you make it to the top? Will you fail spectacularly and get fired? Will you quit to make indie RPGs?
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    Jones in the Fast Lane (1990)
    Chase those sweet, sweet dollars. Rent due? Aw, fuck.
    https://www.myabandonware.com/game/jones-in-the-fast-lane-1xb/play-1xb - play online
    https://www.myabandonware.com/game/jones-in-the-fast-lane-cd-rom-1tr - get the 1992 cd-version

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    Obscure? No. Forgotten? Nope. However, these two really should be talked about more:
    Discworld Noir (1999)
    A detective noir adventure in Ankh-Morpork.
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    Kohan: Immortal Sovereigns (2001)
    By the light of the Creator. A strategy game inspired by Zoroastrianism & Persian myths. Unique and original, this gem is (surprisingly) available on Steam where it has a whopping 39 reviews.
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  13. Hevnknekt Educated

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    As a kid I was hooked on a game that I can't recall the name of. I believe I must have played it on the Amiga around 1992 or so.

    I remember that you start the game on a spaceship in disrepair. You spend your time retrieving missing components, fixing navigation and comm systems, and so forth. I think at some point you repair a little shuttle that you use to cross over to a different spaceship, to gather working components.

    As I recall it had a 1st person perspective and was mostly a puzzle-solving game. I don't think there were any other characters than the protagonist.
     
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  14. Raapys Arcane

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    Mission Critical is a great adventure game that fits much of your description, but was later('95) and PC only.
     
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  15. Unkillable Cat Prestigious Gentleman LEST WE FORGET Patron

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    It's not an exact match, but take a look at Xenomorph (1990) and tell us if that rings any bells.
     
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  16. Hevnknekt Educated

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    That's most definitely it, thanks! Turned out my memory was rusty in regards to year and platform.

    Seem like an engaging game even now. Will watch this longplay for a bit and perhaps play it myself.

     
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  17. ghostdog Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    Mission Critical is great. It was almost lost at a time. Underground gamer was maybe the only one that had it and then it went down, and many other rare games were lost... Thankfully MI is on GOG now.


    Rama (1996) based on the Arthur Clarke novel was somewhat similar and it's harder to find.
     
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  18. Binky Savant

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    Transarctica (1993)
    Frigid post-apoc game with trains & mammoths.
    https://www.myabandonware.com/game/arctic-baron-1mk
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    Centurion: Defender of Rome (1990)
    Race chariots, lead armies, fight gladiators, parley with savages, screw Cleopatra.
    https://www.myabandonware.com/game/centurion-defender-of-rome-uk
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    Dark Seed (1992)
    Weird horror adventure. H.R. Giger sends his regards.
    https://www.myabandonware.com/game/dark-seed-1dl
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    Life & Death (1988)
    You've killed another patient, doctor. Tough but satisfying game. Keep those hands steady!
    https://www.myabandonware.com/game/life-death-h6
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    Touché: The Adventures of the 5th Musketeer (1995)
    Pretty point & click adventure in 16th century France.
    https://www.myabandonware.com/game/touche-the-adventures-of-the-fifth-musketeer-23p
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    Zeliard (1990)
    My first PC game. Save the princess, noble hero. Prance through labyrinths filled with beasties. Loved the boss fights & the arms dealer who tells you to fuck off if you don't buy anything. Otherwise, the game is mediocre at best. Navigating the caverns is a chore.
    https://www.myabandonware.com/game/zeliard-21d
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    Detroit (1994)
    Run your own car company. Had a lot of fun with this puppy back in the day.
    https://www.myabandonware.com/game/detroit-1ln
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  19. T. Reich Arcane

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    I've completed this game a good few times and I swear I've never seen that.

    ...Time for another playthrough...
     
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  20. Ninjerk Arcane

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    Binky those look awesome, thanks.
     
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  21. Morgoth Arcane Patron

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    After I've grabbed Indiana Jones - The Emperor's Tomb (so far, pretty fun game) from Steam, I seem to remember to play a demo of some obscure Star Trek game from the same developer...

    Oh yeah, this:


    These old action adventures are so much better than cinematic trash like Uncharted.
     
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  22. Jimmious Arcane Patron

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    Same here!!
    Also I have to say that I was TRYING to play this game when I was very young but it was too weird for me back then. When I tried it again recently it actually felt a bit too easy. Still fun though.
     
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  23. T. Reich Arcane

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    The difficulty level matters a lot.
    At highest difficulty settings the game actually kicks your ass if you don't understand the game mechanics, and the lowest difficulty settings made the game accessible to me when I was a kid.
     
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    Bermuda syndrome (1995)
    A somewhat forgotten gem, the story is as weird as the intro video. 1st part of game you'll be navigating through jungle and caves, you end up in some sort of hobgoblin kingdom. Clunky movement is compensated by gorgeous visuals and art with dinosaurs!
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  25. Binky Savant

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    Veil of Darkness (1993)
    Remembered it recently. Knew I loved it but didn't remember why. So I replayed it. Man, oh man, what a treat. Explore a cursed and secluded valley, solve mysteries & kill monsters on your way to destroy the vampire behind it all.
    https://www.myabandonware.com/game/veil-of-darkness-1wm
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    Murder Club (1991)
    Investigate a murder. Who killed the bastard? Was it the butler?
    https://www.myabandonware.com/game/murder-club-16h
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    Blackthorne (1994)
    Made by Blizzard years before they went full panda. Blast friend and foe alike with your trusty shotgun.
    https://www.myabandonware.com/game/blackthorne-2p8
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    Blue Max (1983)
    A blast from the past. Bomb bridges, buildings & shoot planes. Getting bombed while you were refueling was infuriating.
    https://www.myabandonware.com/game/blue-max-4l1
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    Cliff Hanger (1984)
    Simple but amusing game. Ensure the vile bandit meets his end. What could possibly go wrong?
    https://www.myabandonware.com/game/cliff-hanger-4pr
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    Budokan: The Martial Spirit (1989)
    People in pajamas beating the snot out of each other. Stamina is vital. You can forget about performing all those fancy moves if you get too tired or receive too many hits.
    https://www.myabandonware.com/game/budokan-the-martial-spirit-m5
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