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What game are you wasting time on?

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by Trash, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. Unkillable Cat Prestigious Gentleman LEST WE FORGET Patron

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    In my last playthrough of WoX, I spent much less time repairing my gear after every dungeon romp. It was like I was... playing smarter than before.

    I also didn't play any parts "out of sequence" and only got into trouble around Lvl 35 or so because the outdoors monsters were actually challenging then, but once I got past that the rest of the game was a breeze.

    Then again, I ignored the MegaDragon and teleported my way through the final dragon dungeon, skipping out on the horrible fights therein. My party was at around Lvl 105 at the end, with my Barbarian at Lvl 130 for various reasons.
     
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  2. Trash Pointing and laughing.

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    So, decided to have some fun and have a look at the number of games I still want to give a thorough play or replay.

    Age of Wonders 1,2
    Alpha Protocal
    Amnesia
    Anachronox
    Baldur's Gate 2
    Bastion
    Batman Arkham Asylum
    Beyond Good and Evil
    Bully
    Brutal Legend
    Company of Heroes 2
    Dark Souls
    Deus Ex orig
    Dishonored
    Dragon Age: Origins
    Dragon Age 2
    Dreamfall
    Fallout 1,2 with all the fix packs and so on.
    Freespace 1,2
    Thief orig
    Deus Ex: Human Revolution
    Fallout: New Vegas
    FF7
    Final Fantasy Tactics
    Game of Thrones
    Gemini Rue
    Homeworld
    King Arthur
    Lucasarts Adventures
    Mark of the Ninja
    Mass Effect 1,2,3
    Metro Last Light
    Mirror's Edge
    Planescape: Torment
    Portal 2
    Psychonauts
    Rage
    Shadowrun Returns DLC
    Skyrim
    Tactics Ogre
    The Witcher 2
    Tie Fighter
    Vampire: Bloodlines

    Woe is me. Especially since I'm sure I'll think of at least a dozen other ones in the next hour or so. Not to mention that this year has suddenly turned into the biggest chance of incline in a decade. So much goodness on the way. First things first. Currently doing a replay of The Witcher and getting to the end of GTA 5. I'll get there. Eventually.
     
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  3. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

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    You must drop whatever it is that you are doing and immediately install and play Alpha Protocol :rpgcodex:
     
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  4. MotherMachinae Arcane

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    Just play already and stop bothering about backlog mumbo-jumbo-when-I-finish-this-all-precious-fast-bough-gaemz.
     
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  5. DraQ Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Which are which?
     
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  6. Trash Pointing and laughing.

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    Most of the new stuff is waiting for a play. Most of the older stuff is waiting for a replay. Mirror's Edge is an older title I never played though. Some older games I want to replay coz of fanpatches doing neat stuff to them or simple nostalgia/knowing how good they are. The Lucasarts Adventure Games for instance. Sheer brilliance and its been years.

    Thing is, it's not like I never actually game anymore. It's mostly that when I do I play timesinks like Crusader Kings 2 or Euro Truck Simulator 2. Always did sink most of my time in strategy and sims. The two genres you often never can 'finish'.
     
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  7. adddeed Erudite Possibly Retarded

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    There, i saved you some time. You can safely skip all of those.
     
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  8. forumvisitor#451 Savant

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    I would like to waste some time finally on System Shock. I want to do the proper runthrough in two sittings max. My question is - should I play with mouse view fix or default controls for maximum effect?
     
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  9. DraQ Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Updated my faggots.txt
     
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  10. Doctor Sbaitso SO, TELL ME ABOUT YOUR PROBLEMS. Patron

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    I enjoyed FPS, especially tactical squad based shooters such as Rainbow6 (up to and including the ravenshield games). There hasn't been a decent tactical shooter released in FOREVER until now...

    Insurgency is a recently released tactical shooter. It feels fantastic, looks great, sounds awesome and plays like butter. The guns feel really crisp. if you like tactical shooters, give it a try:

    Team link: http://store.steampowered.com/app/222880/

    WTF is Insurgency: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMxjlHU9u38
     
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  11. Doctor Sbaitso SO, TELL ME ABOUT YOUR PROBLEMS. Patron

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    I would use the mouse view fix. Enjoying that gem isn't dependent on using the shitty default controls. Fantastic game.
     
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  12. skacky Prestigious Gentleman 3D Realms Developer

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    Default is very similar to Ultima Underworld, but I prefer it with mouse look myself.
    Lol'd at the previous post. Some of the games in that list are downright terrible (Dragon Age in particular) but Deus Ex, Dishonored and Vampire? Really?
     
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  13. J_C One Bit Studio Patron Developer Sad Loser

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    Ban this fucking idiot already.
     
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  14. forumvisitor#451 Savant

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    Ok, I'll go with the mouse view then. Citadel Station here I go...
     
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  15. Dayyālu Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    I hate wasting posts on random lists done by random posters. But this is outlandish. Or you are trolling or...wait.... YOU ARE THE GALCIV 2/92 METACRITIC GUY

    http://www.rpgcodex.net/forums/index.php?threads/galactic-civilizations-2.89262

    Enlighten me. Why those. Explain. I am willing to give you the benefit of doubt, if you give me at least a reason. Why Homeworld. Why Psychonauts, a fun game. Why Bloodlines, a problematic gem. I am truly curious if you have good criticism. If not

    And nothing of value will be lost.
     
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  16. Ninja Destroyer Arcane Patron

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    My advice would be to play Mirror's Edge. It's not a very long game, so you will not be forced to recall the plot (which is the weakest part of it, to be honest), and have a great time. It's like a first person platform game, with a "easy to learn, hard to master" mechanics. When you are running through the cops, or the obstacles, it never bores you. I replayed it so many times, probably more than most of the newer titles. Graphical design using UDK is gorgeous, there is a diffrence between typical shooter on that engine and ME. And the soundtrack by Solar Fields adds a couple of points to "atmosphere" factor.
     
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  17. sexbad? Arcane Patron

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    Psychonauts is fucking boring.
     
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  18. Trash Pointing and laughing.

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    Would you care to explain? I mean, something this rich coming from the Galciv 2 Metacritic guy. I simply can't wait to hear your rationalisations.

    So is spamming the screenshot thread with shit 13 in a dozen FPS screenshots and fat dudes.
     
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  19. MotherMachinae Arcane

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    System Shock Portable is all you need.
    About half of playthrough already and got blast.

    Trash
    If you want to play (and finish) some normal games then leave (or even better - uninstall) those "timesinking games without end" and enjoy your free time.
    Seriously, thinking about backlogs and threating games as second job ("me must finish it because for the sake of completion") is bad.

    I got same thing, and already finished some titles from backlog.
    Just stop whinning bothering and start playing.
    I give that advise to anyone with that thing.

    And you ask us to choose from these games? Start from the shortest.
    We don't have your gaming taste nor have your gaming experience but whatever so make it cold.

    First
    Amnesia
    Bastion
    Metro LL

    Then something longer
    Game of Thrones
    Vampire: Bloodlines
    Alpha Protocal
    Thief orig
    Planescape: Torment

    Much longer
    Anachronox
     
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  20. adddeed Erudite Possibly Retarded

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    Human Revolution is better than all three of them
     
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  21. adddeed Erudite Possibly Retarded

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    Arkham Asylum got repetitive and has way too much collectiing.
    Men of War > CoH2
    Deus Human Revolution > Deus Ex/Dishonored/Bloodlines
    Dragon Age 1 and 2 are just terrible.
    Dreamfall is nothing like the first and is jut some interactive movie.
    Game of Thrones is good only for the story. In that case i rather read the books.
    Gemini Rue is interesting at first but it's a small game and becomes tedious later on.
    Homeworld has annoying mission design.
    Mass Effect series are forgettable and mediocre.
    Mirror's Edge, actually i should've left that out. Haven't played it.
    Psychonauts tries to hard and is buggy.
    Witcher 2 is worse than the original, which wasn't all that to begin with.
     
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  22. skacky Prestigious Gentleman 3D Realms Developer

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    What the fuck are you even smoking.
     
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  23. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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  24. Doctor Sbaitso SO, TELL ME ABOUT YOUR PROBLEMS. Patron

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  25. spekkio Arcane

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    Fixd.

    Wat?

    It's a very good game.

    NO, U

    Wat?
     
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