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JDR13

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Crysis 2. Just beat the first one and I really liked it, but this seems like massive decline all around. I knew going in it was a different beast and I can stomach a console-y linear setpiece shooter, but this game hasn't done anything to distinguish itself yet. Hopefully it improves.

Don't get your hopes up. Crysis -> Crysis 2 is one of the worst examples of decline I can think of in that genre.
 

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Yeah. I only noticed just now Puukkos' last post above with the title, heh.

In other news, I got my EVGA RTX 3070 card today and will install it tomorrow (along with an extra case fan to pull out some of the extra heat in my i9 box) so looking forward to some games I had trouble playing with HD packs like Monster Hunter World and Kingdom Come Deliverance on my old GTX 1070. Also wanna check out a few ray-tracing titles. Hopefully this will pull me out of the choice paralysis rut I've been in in the last year or so.
Finally got Supreme Commander Gold on a Steam sale for $3.99 so I'm going to download FAF and maybe have some fun with it playing other goons.

Gets 3070 Plays Supreme Commander

If you werent such a creep I would say that is pretty based.
 

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Yeah. I only noticed just now Puukkos' last post above with the title, heh.

In other news, I got my EVGA RTX 3070 card today and will install it tomorrow (along with an extra case fan to pull out some of the extra heat in my i9 box) so looking forward to some games I had trouble playing with HD packs like Monster Hunter World and Kingdom Come Deliverance on my old GTX 1070. Also wanna check out a few ray-tracing titles. Hopefully this will pull me out of the choice paralysis rut I've been in in the last year or so.
Finally got Supreme Commander Gold on a Steam sale for $3.99 so I'm going to download FAF and maybe have some fun with it playing other goons.

Gets 3070 Plays Supreme Commander

If you werent such a creep I would say that is pretty based.

I haven't even installed my 3070 yet, you stupid cunt. Have a list of fun games that will push it to the max when I get the new PSU I ordered.
 

Jack Of Owls

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Crysis 2. Just beat the first one and I really liked it, but this seems like massive decline all around. I knew going in it was a different beast and I can stomach a console-y linear setpiece shooter, but this game hasn't done anything to distinguish itself yet. Hopefully it improves.

Don't get your hopes up. Crysis -> Crysis 2 is one of the worst examples of decline I can think of in that genre.

I heard there's a mod for Crysis 1 non-remastered version that some people are saying should have been the remaster. Anyone know anything about this or was it just rosey eyed Crysis fanboys effusing?
 

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I haven't even installed my 3070 yet, you stupid cunt. Have a list of fun games that will push it to the max when I get the new PSU I ordered.

Oooh a list of fun games you say? Thats if you can even install the damn thing. Good luck, creep.

And good luck with your life, IncelMan... excuse me, I mean "Late Late Bloomer."
 

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Will you faggots shut the fuck up. Late Bloomer is the bigger faggot for starting it for no reason but you're both fags for keeping it going
 

Jack Of Owls

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Will you faggots shut the fuck up. Late Bloomer is the bigger faggot for starting it for no reason but you're both fags for keeping it going

Point taken. I hate watching that shit myself like that epic horse's ass JamesDixon arguing, flaming and fuming with another geek for multiple pages on the subject of joy sticks. I'll stop now.
 

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Copypasting my comment from a Doom thread for context:

I finished Doom, Doom II, and Thy Flesh Consumed in that order over the past two weeks.
Disclaimer: I played all of them in Ultra Violence, with only Doom being played using mouselook and the jump button (as I didn't know it wasn't a thing... but I already had my suspicions in a few levels).

I thought that Doom was much more enjoyable than Doom II. Probably because of the amount of enemies the latter throws at you. I used a lot of savescumming in the latter, in the sense of "save before a hard area, save after being done with it no matter my remaining health". It's possible Doom II was also much harder for me as I had to get used to no mouselook. Indeed the first levels were very very clunky for me to play through, but as I play Evilution now I feel like I'm much more competent. I was able to easily beat the first three levels of the original game in Ultra Violence without a single death (until an unexpected swarm killed me in the fourth level I believe).

Doom II's levels felt less inspired I think. Like it wanted to be harder but without the creativity of Evilution (the levels I've played so far at least). Overall I agree with the OP that the game's are short and I took my time playing them. Probably because in that one hour of gameplay I get so much more thrill than I would get from six or seven hours in other games. Doom is so fast paced that it is a nice change of pace from games where I would walk for minutes on end endlessly thinking about my life (instead of, you know, thinking about the game I'm playing). The shooting is so satisfying and it does make me question my choices in other games (like manual reloading).

Overall I'm really glad I played through these. It's something I had in my "to play" list for a long time, and something I thought I would never get around to doing.

Now I can also bask in the memes.

UPDATE

So I'm around level 23 in Evilution.
I have to say I'm not enjoying this WAD. Mostly because the levels are BIG in the sense of "spread out", as opposed to BIG in the sense of "cramped, but large". I don't know if that gets my point across.
I also heavily dislike the amount of chaingunners. The levels start getting pretty predictable as well, with an item usually being an indicator of "grab me and watch the walls around you collapse to reveal 30 chaingunners".

But it's good in the sense that this helps me realize that what makes or breaks Doom is level design. Which should be fairly obvious, right? However, I've been comparing Doom to my most played RPGs (which I won't mention in case of butthurt, but everyone who knows just a little about me will know which ones they are), and it made me realize that those games just aren't particularly fun after a while, and no level design would change that because their core gameplay is fundamentally flawed.

I'm really itching to try the neat total conversions I've seen around, particularly Ashes and Aliens: Eradication, which look atmospheric as fuck.
 

Jack Of Owls

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Don't get your hopes up. Crysis -> Crysis 2 is one of the worst examples of decline I can think of in that genre.

You're right. My god it sucks. Quit halfway through. Is the third one any good?

I always avoided Crysis 2 & 3 due to reviews and their adaption (intention?) for consoles, but I heard the expansion to the original Crysis, Crysis Wahead was okay. If you're on a Crysis kick, you might want to try that.
 

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I haven't played Crysis 3, but the general opinion seems to be that it's on par with Crysis 2 or maybe slightly better.
I played all 3 (4 if you count Warhead?). Looking back I'm not sure why. 1 and Warhead are by far the best. Warhead is more action than 1, which I wasn't a huge fan of, but it also ditches a lot of the modern shooter annoyances of 1 (that god-awful escort mission...) so it balances out. 2 was decline incarnate, and that middle part where the main line goes on hold while you help the marines for several missions in a row is so forgettable I don't remember a single thing about any of those missions. The best mission is towards the end, very nice stealth one, but it's really not worth the whole slog just for it. 3 is similar to 2, but I also forgot large swathes of it. The one thing that was really striking is how much of a clusterfuck the story becomes as you go, 1 and Warhead had a pretty decent one with fun characters, then as you go through 2 and 3 the plot spirals more and more into complete retardo. It's pretty emblematic of the general decline in the series.
 

HansDampf

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Copypasting my comment from a Doom thread for context:

I finished Doom, Doom II, and Thy Flesh Consumed in that order over the past two weeks.
Disclaimer: I played all of them in Ultra Violence, with only Doom being played using mouselook and the jump button (as I didn't know it wasn't a thing... but I already had my suspicions in a few levels).

I thought that Doom was much more enjoyable than Doom II. Probably because of the amount of enemies the latter throws at you. I used a lot of savescumming in the latter, in the sense of "save before a hard area, save after being done with it no matter my remaining health". It's possible Doom II was also much harder for me as I had to get used to no mouselook. Indeed the first levels were very very clunky for me to play through, but as I play Evilution now I feel like I'm much more competent. I was able to easily beat the first three levels of the original game in Ultra Violence without a single death (until an unexpected swarm killed me in the fourth level I believe).

Doom II's levels felt less inspired I think. Like it wanted to be harder but without the creativity of Evilution (the levels I've played so far at least). Overall I agree with the OP that the game's are short and I took my time playing them. Probably because in that one hour of gameplay I get so much more thrill than I would get from six or seven hours in other games. Doom is so fast paced that it is a nice change of pace from games where I would walk for minutes on end endlessly thinking about my life (instead of, you know, thinking about the game I'm playing). The shooting is so satisfying and it does make me question my choices in other games (like manual reloading).

Overall I'm really glad I played through these. It's something I had in my "to play" list for a long time, and something I thought I would never get around to doing.

Now I can also bask in the memes.

UPDATE

So I'm around level 23 in Evilution.
I have to say I'm not enjoying this WAD. Mostly because the levels are BIG in the sense of "spread out", as opposed to BIG in the sense of "cramped, but large". I don't know if that gets my point across.
I also heavily dislike the amount of chaingunners. The levels start getting pretty predictable as well, with an item usually being an indicator of "grab me and watch the walls around you collapse to reveal 30 chaingunners".

But it's good in the sense that this helps me realize that what makes or breaks Doom is level design. Which should be fairly obvious, right? However, I've been comparing Doom to my most played RPGs (which I won't mention in case of butthurt, but everyone who knows just a little about me will know which ones they are), and it made me realize that those games just aren't particularly fun after a while, and no level design would change that because their core gameplay is fundamentally flawed.

I'm really itching to try the neat total conversions I've seen around, particularly Ashes and Aliens: Eradication, which look atmospheric as fuck.
You should have skipped TNT and tried one of the modern megawads like Valiant, Ancient Aliens, Eviternity, Going Down, or AUGER;ZENITH. TNT sucks the fun out of Doom.
 

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I just beat Ultima III, DOS version using the Exodus Project patch. This game is great. It's perfectly beatable without a walkthrough as long as you write down the hints scattered throughout.
 
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Chippy

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Currently replaying Syndicate. I'd forgotten how glorious these old games are. Will move onto Syndicate Wars which I rate :5/5: despite everyone saying it wasn't as good as the first one. I'll probably have to boot up my old 98Se PC though because on GOG and a modern PC the breathing of the cyborgs is just too fast, and that's unacceptable.

Then I might move onto Satellite Reign. I played that for a bit when it came out, and remember it as being an unoptimized mess. And a bit boring. I know something put me off. Although it might have been my PC under my desk cooking my balls.
 

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Currently replaying Syndicate. I'd forgotten how glorious these old games are. Will move onto Syndicate Wars which I rate :5/5: despite everyone saying it wasn't as good as the first one.

It isn't. Still a fun game though.

What I (and a few others) will want you to do, is hold off on Syndicate Wars for a bit and move into the American Revolt-data disk for Syndicate instead, once you're done with the original. We want to know how you fare.

Post all the details. We will read them. We will rate them. :D
 

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Playing Anvil of Dawn - and quite a ways through the game. Started this maybe 4 times since I bought it on GOG - and never played it back in the day. Very charming in you fight lots of enemies but no respawn so you can rest when you feel like it. However, the GOG version is buggy - may be bugs from the original but have been teleported to places outside the maze on the map I'm on quite a few times. No way to fix other than reload - or use a save editor.

Think I avoided this when it first came out as I wasn't a fan of pregen chars but I realize you can select a character race and modify the stats anyway you see fit. The problem is the stats. There is so much crap you need to carry around, and if you don't put enough in strength its a lot of messing with the inventory. Mana regen is another problem - just too slow. End up rushing around killing things, then camping and multitasking (like now) while mana regens in a Dosbox window. Think as long as you clear all squares on a map - that is, explore every spot - you have everything, have all the spells and items you need. But I just don't know - my weapon really sucks and i'm 3/4ths of the way through the game.

Lots of fun and a rough classic. Follows the old school logic of it would be very, very easy to lose this game by dropping something important somewhere or forgetting to get this or that enchanted. I'm still not sure I'll have everything I need in the end - I'm preparing for heartache.
 

Unkillable Cat

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Lots of fun and a rough classic. Follows the old school logic of it would be very, very easy to lose this game by dropping something important somewhere or forgetting to get this or that enchanted. I'm still not sure I'll have everything I need in the end - I'm preparing for heartache.

The game has multiple endings (Bad, Good and True). You can only get the True Ending if you do everything right and figure out what a certain spell does, and cast it at the right time.

Let me know if you want to know more.
 

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