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The Last Days of Gaia

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by Monica21, Apr 3, 2007.

  1. Sir_Brennus Scholar

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    @ The Faggots

    This is the list of all games developed in Germany or Austria that I bought

    Dragonflight 1990
    Legend of Faerghail 1990
    Lords of Doom 1990
    Spirit of Adventure 1991
    Schicksalsklinge, Die (DSA 1) (Blade of Destiny) 1992
    Amberstar 1993
    Whale's Voyage 1993
    Burntime 1994
    Escape from Ragor 1994
    Escape from Ragor II - Megrim's Rache 1994
    Sternenschweif (DSA 2) (Star Trail) 1994
    Dark Side of the Sun 1995
    Whale's Voyage II - Die Ãœbermacht 1995
    Albion 1996
    Schatten über Riva (DSA 3) (Shadows of Riva) 1996
    Dark Secrets of Africa 1999
    Arcatera: The Dark Brotherhood 2000
    Gorasul - The Legacy of the Dragon 2001
    Gothic 2001
    Technomage 2001
    Gothic II 2003
    Gothic II - Die Nacht des Raben 2003
    Fall, The (Extended Edition) 2004
    Restricted Area 2004
    Sacred (Plus) 2004
    Sacred - Underworld 2005
    Gothic 3 2006
    Ground Zero - Genesis of a New World 2006


    These are 28 altogether. I own 226 CRPGs. It makes roughly 12,5% of my collection.
    I own as many French games as I own German ones, while post-soviet and American games dominate.

    What does that tell you morons about my preference toward german games?

    Nothing. Period.

    Try logic first, before proving you are delusional.

    BTW: I said TF is a "fine" game - not a great one. Everybody who is not retarded and is able to read German may look up my review on the Internet. I posted the link some time ago.
     
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  2. A_Leftist_Pig? Scholar Possibly Retarded

    A_Leftist_Pig?
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    Nice one Brennus...Comback that is.
    Quite sick to own 226 CRPGs though, that is if you aren't in the business of making, reviewing or copying them. Never the less ... awesome collection :)
     
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  3. JarlFrank I like Thief THIS much Patron

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    I've read that review of Brennus and it described the game quite well.

    The game is not really great, but it doesn't suck as much as some people here try to tell. I had a few hours of fun with it until I got bored, but it definitely doesn't suck.
     
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  4. Monica21 Scholar

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    I can't read German so I can't read the review, but basically all I'm getting from most is "it doesn't suck, but I never bothered finishing it." :? Sounds like I could spend my time and money better elsewhere.
     
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  5. Sir_Brennus Scholar

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    I bothered to finish it for more reasons than just the reviewing aspect. I will replay it in the future, when it's Add-on "Mutant City" finally be released. I'd say you definitly shouldn't pay full price, since it is too old by now, but if you can obtain it mid-price, then you should give it a shot.

    @Leftist_pig?

    You actually made me doing some statistics:

    Games in my collection by developers from

    USA 120
    Germany 26
    Russia 17
    France 9
    UK 9
    Korea 8
    Poland 6
    Japan 6
    Slovakia 3
    Austria 3
    Australia 2
    Sweden 2
    China 2
    Belgium 2
    Slovenia 1
    Czechia 1
    Hungary 1
    Italy 1

    So, am I a CRPG racist? I think not.
     
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  6. Jasede Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron Sad Loser

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    Stop showing us your RPG-penis, we get it.
     
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  7. ixg Erudite

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    He doesn't.
     
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  8. JarlFrank I like Thief THIS much Patron

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    China made RPGs?
     
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  9. Sir_Brennus Scholar

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    Yes, "Blade & Sword" is from China.

    "Mage Knight Apocalypse" is from Taiwan, so it's technically from the so called Republic of China :)
     
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  10. Brother None inXile Entertainment Developer

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    Damien Folletto and Jeff Husges, I think, both worked on Van Buren and other BIS games, both did very little freelance work on the Fall.

    EDIT: I remembered right, according to the Mobygames credits...
    EDIT2: holy shit, I'm on the Special Thanks list of The Fall?!?!
     
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  11. Sir_Brennus Scholar

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    Being there together with Glowbewohner would bother me a lot more...

    We have to keep that quite or Roshambo will show up and will accuse you of Carsten Strehse like attention whoring. :lol:
     
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  12. stargelman Scholar

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    Hm. I bought this game on eBay (relatively cheap) and got it yesterday. I've played it for quite a bit, maybe eight hours, so it can't be that bad. I noticed a few weak points right away: the camera is really annoying and the combat isn't all it could've been (especially if it was turn based instead of shitty RTwP). But other than that it seems like a fine game so far. I didn't run into any bugs so far either, which is good.

    Is it a top ten game for me? No. Is it fun to play, does it have at least some fresh ideas? Yes. My advice: if you can pick it up cheap, do it and make up your own opinion.
     
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  13. ricolikesrice Arcane

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    the reloaded version is very playable, i recently got the 10 euro version too.

    its not the utter shit i thought it was but really nails the term "mediocre".
    i actually finished it (but probably wouldnt have so if it wasnt for lacking good alternatives atm) - took only 17 hours too, so its a pretty short game with zero replay value (too linear, almost nothing in terms of choices and consequences)

    the combat also blows really hard

    a good example of where this game really fails is the mission where you have to get into that rat skull gang drug lab.

    when i got the job i had about 10 different ideas how i could get inside, yet the game only allowed 1 - and that one was pretty stupid as well (find soap and a haircut for a guy so he can score a chick - in reward he gives you a old micro that you can plant under a car of guys who drive to the lab and then listen to the password).
    yeah sure, in a post apocalypse world a gang with probably at most 100 members would let a group of 6 armed nobodies into their druglab aslong as they know a password.....

    many quests like that, instead of giving you at least 3 different LOGICAL solutions to an issue, they give you 1 plain stupid solution instead. thank god there s oblivion like handholding, so you dont have to come up with those stupid solutions yourself.

    still, the game has some "cosmetic" good points (with cosmetic i dont mean graphics, though those are okayish, they are far from good).
    my main motivation to finish the game was getting a full suit of armor and the cool weapons and see what they look like - that should tell you about the gameplay/story :p

    for 10 buck i couldnt complain though....
     
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