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samuraigaiden

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You can get an Origin copy of the original Alice with the Madness Returns Complete Collection. It's only available on third party resellers like G2A and at least for my pocket it's way too expensive.
 

asper

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Just finished Mission Critical. It was excellent. See the Adventure game forum for my review.

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Now going though American McGee's Alice, which is a blast. The level design and music are superb.


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I can't seem to find Alice anywhere - Steam, GOG.. is it PC?

You can play the old Alice if you have the sequel, Alice: Madness Returns. You can get that on Steam. Someone is hosting the old game files for public download, which you can add to a dir and edit some files, which allows to launch Alice 1 from the main menu of Madness Returns.

See this thread on Steam how to do it: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1940077685

Copied from that thread:

1. Download and install Alice:Madness Returns from Steam
2. Run the game at least once
3. Download Alice1 from this link:

* https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1P54riPxUKFMFYR8ifhoK30xx89nSzfRK?usp=sharing
4. Copy the Alice1 folder into C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Alice Madness Returns
5. Go to C:\Users\User\Documents\My Games\Alice Madness Returns\AliceGame\Config
6. Look for AliceEngine.ini file
7. Edit it with notepad,replace the entire [AliceGame.AliceGameEngine] seection with these lines:

[AliceGame.AliceGameEngine]
Alice1Path=..\..\Alice1\bin
GIsSpecialPCEdition=TRUE
8. Launch Alice:Madness Returns again
9. Select option to play American McGee's Alice
 

HansDampf

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My resolution for this American Summer is to play through some of the Squad-Tactics/TRPGS/MilSims/Autism Enablers this place holds sacrosanct, starting with Silent Storm.

Fun stuff, I will admit that as someone who'd only really played both Nu-XCOMs before touching this that the Point Bank, Fire Mode and Stance System took a few hours to integrate into muscle memory. There's also some inherent jank with audio mixing and sightlines; several fireplaces are so loud I thought the buildings containing them were on fire and the Wehrmacht have mastered the art of blending in among the corpses of their fallen comrades. Hasn't stopped me from enjoying my time with it, though I'm beginning to wonder if it's possible to mod a save mid-campaign; the Swiss Factory with those walking refrigerators and my incompetent engineer are making me rethink some things. Guess I'll save that for the Axis run.

I think Steam updated the listing for S2 and S3 sometime after I bought them, rolling the latter into the former as part of their Gold Edition, no idea how to access Sentinels from that but I'm assuming it'll unlock after I beat the first campaign.

Wondering if I oughtta begin with Jagged Alliance or Jagged Alliance 2 after that, the two look worlds apart.
Start with JA2. I remember, when I tried JA1 a few years ago, all I could think of was: "Why am I not playing JA2 again instead?"
But don't install the 1.13 mod for your first playthrough (or ever). It's so bloated, you'll spend more time digging through all the options, not knowing what any of it means, than actually playing or even finishing the game. Just install Straccialtella. The game has enough depth and complexity as it is. You can give 1.13 a try after you finished the game at least once.
 

Zenithsan

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I finished Choro Q HG 2, now trying to 100%

This section is a fucking whore



Played Choro Q HG 1 a few hours, not an adventure game.
Just plain racing. It's okay.

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Also played Choro Q HG 3.

That's a bit of an odd game. It's an adventure game. But with big interconnected maps instead of an open world.
Think of the overworld of Crash Team Racing, but with npcs and quests.

The progression is more rpg-esque because you start REALLY BAD and every new piece of gear is very impactful.

But ultimately the racing is super barebones and awkward, I never felt good racing here, even with all the upgrades.

The writing is better, more interesting. One quest, you have to recruit different musician cars to make a band, and every member has to blend well with the other instruments. So you put the metal guitar with the heavy drums and so on. Pretty fun stuff.

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Now for the last main series game in PS2, I tried Choro Q HG 4.

That was the worst one of all.

The racing is better, more fluid, more fun. But the world and adventure is long gone. Instead of that, you have a glorified menu in the form of a square city.

You gain like 800 gold every race and some parts are like 20k. Just not worth the grind.

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Now I'm halfway through with The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay

Love the dialogues and the atmosphere.
Perhaps the best movie related game I ever played.

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Sore Loser

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You can get an Origin copy of the original Alice with the Madness Returns Complete Collection. It's only available on third party resellers like G2A and at least for my pocket it's way too expensive.
It's actually not entirely original, I remember pirating this version long ago and it didn't had sound of the knife hitting the wall, also didn't like the look of some of the supposedly improved textures (I remember that they made clothes of white rabbit too red for example). Pcgaming wiki https://www.pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/American_McGee's_Alice_(2011) describes this version like that:
Remastered version of American McGee's Alice featuring native widescreen resolutions, controller support, updated character textures, and compatibility fixes for modern systems.
Also:
For reasons unknown, the summon Chesire function (bound to C by default) for hints or clues about the level Alice is currently in does not work in this remaster.
 

Commissar Draco

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Insert Title Here Strap Yourselves In Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Divinity: Original Sin 2
I started Fallout: New Vegas (more like a test play rather than an actual dedicated playthrough, we’ll see).

It’s so hard to play. Everything is completely different compared to F1/2. There’s so much shite everywhere, and it’s triggering me. Music, graphics, and gameplay. Playing with JAawyer’s patch.

WHERE IS GIFTED AT, HUH?

Its almost worth playing for the story and quests... well almost its still shity Fallout 3/Oblivion engine after all.
 

Bigg Boss

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I made it 50 hours into Total War: Warhammer before I found myself curious about the Wood Elves and the Norsce. I am pretty sure I can just wait for them to go on sale because although this dev does good work they are also scummy and I really don't like giving them my money. 15 bucks for the base game which should be much cheaper already annoyed me enough.
 

Ivan

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CrossCode

an enjoyable action RPG that's visually reminiscnet of Chrono Trigger. The conceit of the game is that it takes place in an MMO game world, so they can excuse having formulaic/boring fedex quests and shit like that. Gameplay is solid, featuring real time combat, huge skill tree, the game's carried by its cute music, presentation. I particularly enjoy the puzzle heavy dungeons. I could see myself dropping it, seeing it as a sort of comfort food on my plate before the steam summer sale.
 

Abu Antar

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Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker
I shelfed Resonance of Fate after 70 hours. I was no longer having fun for the past five hours. Some of these side quests are not fun at all. The combat itself is fine, but some spikes in difficulty are too much. It's less of a be good situation, and more of a, please grind situation.

I might come back just to do the main story.
 

Azalin

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I played a few hours of Fury of Dracula Digital Edition in single player,it's a good adaptation of the boardgame,the main issue I had is that the vampire hunters' AI isn't that good,Dracula's was better imho.I haven't played the multiplayer so I dodn't know how good the netcode is.If you like the boardgame or want to try it check it out if it's on sale
 

axx

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Bought Noita on GOG and having fun.
Also after years I'm playing Escape goat again.
 

Ivan

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I shelfed Resonance of Fate after 70 hours. I was no longer having fun for the past five hours. Some of these side quests are not fun at all. The combat itself is fine, but some spikes in difficulty are too much. It's less of a be good situation, and more of a, please grind situation.

I might come back just to do the main story.
kudos on knowing when to quit something that's past its best
 

samuraigaiden

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Ultima 4 really is a lot easier once you look at the map instead of just wondering around like an idiot. It's cool that most of the world map is immediately available for the player. I thought I was advancing fast because I found a couple of runes and meditated on the shrines, but now a NPC told me about the stones so I guess there's way more to this game than I assumed. I have a four character party already and I still haven't visited all the towns, at least I'm doing well on that front. I wish the moongates didn't take so hecking long to show up.
 

Denim Destroyer

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Ultima 4 really is a lot easier once you look at the map instead of just wondering around like an idiot. It's cool that most of the world map is immediately available for the player. I thought I was advancing fast because I found a couple of runes and meditated on the shrines, but now a NPC told me about the stones so I guess there's way more to this game than I assumed. I have a four character party already and I still haven't visited all the towns, at least I'm doing well on that front. I wish the moongates didn't take so hecking long to show up.
One aspect of the Ultima games I find myself continuously praising is the open ended nature of world exploration. From the get go you have access to most of the game-world with the only exceptions being logical and well choreographed.
 

SumDrunkGuy

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I messed around a little bit with Cyberpunk 2077. I suppose it's not the worst thing ever made. I'll give it a chance...
 

Cael

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Ultima 4 really is a lot easier once you look at the map instead of just wondering around like an idiot. It's cool that most of the world map is immediately available for the player. I thought I was advancing fast because I found a couple of runes and meditated on the shrines, but now a NPC told me about the stones so I guess there's way more to this game than I assumed. I have a four character party already and I still haven't visited all the towns, at least I'm doing well on that front. I wish the moongates didn't take so hecking long to show up.
The moongates are tied to the moons' phases, but the timing of the phase shift is dependent on your machine's speed. On modern computers, it should be pretty fast...
 

spockthewok

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Unironically, Fable: TLC.

Is it a good RPG?
No.

Does it have any sort of difficulty or challenge?
No.

Is it a comfy game with a great soundtrack and lots of charm?
Definitely.
 

Hag

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Got gifted Besiege.

Was surprised you get all building parts from the beginning with no limitation. But the difficulty ramps up quickly and having all tools at hand is a necessity. Also doesn't limit creativity in any way which is good.
Challenges vary a lot and you have to adapt and sometimes think out of the box. Sometimes brute force works well too. The games does a good job at introducing new concepts with minimum fuss.

It is also very comfy and charming, nice music and visual, and very snappy. I'm now in the middle of the third island and I'm still having fun.
 

Curratum

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I seem to have become something of a Rebellion fanboy, in addition to a third-person casualish shooter fanboy, both of which I find to be very out-of-character things for me.

 

SumDrunkGuy

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I dropped Cyberpunk like a bad habit. Not that I hated it or anything but I got back into playin Conan Exiles and I'm hooked. It's got that same sense of aimless adventure that Zelda: BOTW and Elden Ring have. I absolutely adore that kind of open world RPG. No fuckin arrows telling me where I need to go. MORE games like these plz!

 

Machocruz

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I dropped Cyberpunk like a bad habit. Not that I hated it or anything but I got back into playin Conan Exiles and I'm hooked. It's got that same sense of aimless adventure that Zelda: BOTW and Elden Ring have. I absolutely adore that kind of open world RPG. No fuckin arrows telling me where I need to go. MORE games like these plz!


Hell yeah, just started it this weekend. The Xbox version on Game Pass cloud though, so no bare ass for me. At first I thought it was too aimless and not sure if I would continue past getting a small home, armor bench and leather armor, until I sacked up and started venturing further north instead of staying south of the river like a little bitch. Started finding all sorts of cool shit including a yuge iron deposit directly north of my starter camp. Think I'll set up a major camp there and get all my iron gear knocked out. Lots of antelope, hyenas, and stone to mine. Fuck I wasted so much time running east to find iron. So far I think they nailed the atmosphere of the Conan desert adventures.
 

SumDrunkGuy

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I dropped Cyberpunk like a bad habit. Not that I hated it or anything but I got back into playin Conan Exiles and I'm hooked. It's got that same sense of aimless adventure that Zelda: BOTW and Elden Ring have. I absolutely adore that kind of open world RPG. No fuckin arrows telling me where I need to go. MORE games like these plz!


Hell yeah, just started it this weekend. The Xbox version on Game Pass cloud though, so no bare ass for me. At first I thought it was too aimless and not sure if I would continue past getting a small home, armor bench and leather armor, until I sacked up and started venturing further north instead of staying south of the river like a little bitch. Started finding all sorts of cool shit including a yuge iron deposit directly north of my starter camp. Think I'll set up a major camp there and get all my iron gear knocked out. Lots of antelope, hyenas, and stone to mine. Fuck I wasted so much time running east to find iron. So far I think they nailed the atmosphere of the Conan desert adventures.


Tbf you're probably having an immensely smoother experience with it than I am. Unpatched the game is a complete mess. Just today it froze on me 4 times and crashed about 3 times. It just crashed on me now as a matter of fact while I was in the middle of a huge battle inside a temple. I've also had my corpse disappear a few times so it was impossible for me to recover my items. But whatever, the sacrifice must be made. I refuse to give up my tiddies and arse.

Fuckin game did it to me again. I got overwhelmed and died, and when I rerurned to my body it just fell through the earth or some shit so I lost all my stuff. If this was any other game I'd lose my shit but you can build your stuff back pretty quick so whatever. Helps that I have a giant stockpile of resources at one of my safe houses.
 
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Jack Of Owls

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Attempting to play Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition because I want to stretch and showcase my RTX card. I heard it was open world, but WOW; going by the first 30 minutes or so, it feels like one long cut scene or barely interactive movie that makes even weeboo games feel reserved. I've never played a game like this that was so bad with that. Does it get any better or should I just quit? I was playing on Extreme settings but this is the first game I ever played where I actually lowered my settings to Ultra because the game is so drab and washed-out looking (despite running at 60+ FPS for me on my GTX 3070) because it helped cut down on the ugliness. Though it's the first Metro game I tried, Stalker it ain't, kids
 

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