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Re: What game are you playing now?

Wasn't much in the mood to do anything that requires reading or thinking, so played... Dungeon Siege It was sitting in my Steam library and I had barely ever played it, so decided to give it a go. I'm really not sure what to think yet, a few hours in. It's interesting that you have an entire party …

Re: Retro confessions. What are yours?

1. Maniac Mansion is a much better game than its sequel, Day of the Tentacle . It's more fun to play than Day of the Tentacle but it's really hard. Agree 100%. Other than graphics and sound, it seemed like a step back to me from MM back in the day. I also much prefer the corny horror setting of MM …

Re: 8-Bit Guy video's are becoming a chore!

I'll still watch a new 8-Bit Guy video when it pops up, but he definitely seems to be rushing videos over the last few months. I think I noticed a change with him after he put up (and then took down) that ridiculous AI video... I know he got a LOT of grief over that and I wonder if it might have …

Re: What game are you playing now?

I managed to finish up work much much earlier than expected (several hours) and my wife was visiting her parents, so it was the perfect time to get some gaming done: Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones The more I play this, the more I like it. It really does feel like the successor to Fallout 1 I wanted …

Re: What game are you playing now?

I'm very interested in how CyberMage goes. I remember playing a demo included with PC Gamer magazine back in the day, and not understanding it at all 🤣. I do believe that it was designed by D.W. Bradley of Wizardry V-VII fame!

Re: What game are you playing now?

Well, after 31 hours I think I'm going to DNF Betrayal at Krondor. I'll keep my save and maybe return to it sometime, but probably not for a long while. The pacing is too slow for me. I prefer a little more exploration and combat and a little less story. There's a lot of reading and a lot to …

Re: Bought this (Modern) hardware today

I bought a MIDI splitter cable so I can connect my MT-32 and SC-55 to a single PCMIDI card, without having to use the THRU port. Works fine! Using the THRU port wasn't a big problem, but it annoyed me to have to always turn both synths on to use whichever one was daisy chained to the synth connected …

Re: Retro confessions. What are yours?

Even though I love me some of the RPGs from that period I would have to say between 1997 and 2002 was better. Off the top of my head: Fallout 1 & 2 Baldur's Gate 1 & 2 Icewind Dale 1&2 Torment System Shock 2 Deus Ex Might & Magic 6 & 7 Wizardry 8 Arcanum Morrowind Arx Fatalis Icewind Dale II Pretty …

Re: Retro confessions. What are yours?

1. I find the moon logic in some Lucasarts adventures such as Sam & Max Hit the Road to be just as frustrating as the dead ends in some Sierra adventures. 2. There was never a better period for computer RPGs than the eight year period from 1985 to 1993.

Re: What game are you playing now?

Have been switching back and forth between: Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones (2019) A surprisingly good RPG based on Lovecraft's writings. It reminds me most of Fallout in that you create just a single character (with your choices during character creation determining how you solve quests) and are …

Re: Bought these games today

I have a very (very) small collection of boxed PC games, mostly RPGs with a handful of flight sims. I'm generally happy with printing out PDF manuals from GOG or whatever in booklet form, but sometimes I want the original game in box either for nostalgia or because the game includes large color maps …

Re: english, the planetary language

I'm a professional translator and have worked with cutting edge machine learning/deep learning/"AI" translation engines, and their output requires so much editing that it is often quicker to just translate it all from scratch. Machine translation has a loooooooooooooong way to go before it can be …

Re: What game are you playing now?

I feel the same. I think it's the level design. Duke3D and (especially) Blood have some of the best levels ever in an FPS, but I often feel like I've had enough after just a level or two as the levels are generally more involved with multiple subsections that feel like their own levels at times. …

Re: What game are you playing now?

Thanks for the review, newt. Added Swords & Sorcery - Underworld to my Steam wishlist. Too bad it's not on GOG. I particularly like that it's short (you took 15 hrs). I wish more good RPGs were made that were <40 hours as I only have 30-40 hours a month for gaming and when a game drags out for …

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