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Re: What game are you playing now?

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That's awesome. Did you play Phantasie on original hardware? If so, tell me a little about your rig... Hey cluless1, I was looking through the photo album on my phone, and found this photo I took when I first started playing Phantasie on my Apple II. I thought you might get a kick out of it! That's …

Re: What game are you playing now?

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Shard of Spring (Apple II) I decided that this will be my next computer RPG to play through. It's sequel, Demon's Winter, is a childhood favorite of mine... but even though I knew of SoS from the SSI catalogs, I could never track a copy down back in the day. I considered playing it on the C64, but …

Re: What game are you playing now?

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I'm remembering what really drew me to the Realms of Arkania series. If you're a fan of micromanaging inventory items to optimize your party, this will satisfy your OCD tendencies. ;) I'm VERY OCD in this regard, and have spent a very satisfying hour pouring through my inventory, learning what items …

Re: What game are you playing now?

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Realms of Arkania: Shadows over Riva Here are my initial impressions of this game after about 4 hours. I have completed the first two games of this trilogy (Blade of Destiny and Star Trail), but it's been several years, so I'm having to reacquaint myself with the UI and quirks. It also should be …

Re: How over powered are modern PCs?

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Fast computers also suffer from crap software, you may not notice it, but the drag on the system is there. Definitely not noticing it then with my 3900X and 32gb ram. Although i do try to keep down on the clutter whenever possible. No Razer Synapse/Icue/ASUS Aura Sync/spyware junk in the background …

Re: What game are you playing now?

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This is a good game. I have fun memories exploring the town and outside in 3D, knocking on every door to speak with the people. I really liked the part with the graveyard, the Field of Boron, it was spooky. The soundtrack is the best. Thanks for the comments. One thing I love is the built-in Help ( …

Re: What game are you playing now?

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Realms of Arkania: Shadows over Riva Looks like I'm going to pick up with this game! I've got it loaded up on my DOS PC now and going through it. I've played the first two games of this trilogy -- Blade of Destiny in Sept-Oct of 2017 and Star Trail in March-May of 2019. I've transferred my …

Re: What game are you playing now?

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Realms of Arkania: Shadows over Riva Looks like I'm going to pick up with this game! I've got it loaded up on my DOS PC now and going through it. I've played the first two games of this trilogy -- Blade of Destiny in Sept-Oct of 2017 and Star Trail in March-May of 2019. I've transferred my …

Re: most difficult game

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Realms of Arkania I (the DOS version, not the remake) Darklands Wizards and Warriors get my votes. According to Gamefaqs, these are the highest rated games in difficulty (none of which I've heard of): 1 Zombie Zoeds 0.87 5.00 --- 2 Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection 4.29 5.00 --- 3 Death Goat 1.35 5.00 …

Re: What game are you playing now?

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That looks pretty good - I love a golf game too, they're very mindful and cathartic I find. Links 386 Pro is my go-to, the next in the series from yours I think. I was a big Links 386, then Links LS player back in the day. At one point I was in the top 10 in the world (at least according to the …

Re: What game are you playing now?

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Candidates for next RPG are Realms of Arkania 3 (I haven't played a DOS RPG on original hardware since Wizardry 7!), Arcanum, MM6, and Darklands. Is Gothic II somewhere on your list? If not please add it 😁 I did buy it from GOG awhile back thanks to your recommendation. ;) I remember there's a lot …

Re: List the PC games that you have beaten

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I completed Metro: Last Light Redux in 19.5 hours over 14 days. I apparently got the "bad ending", where "Artyom sacrifices his life and detonates the charges, which results in the destruction of the entire station." I don't see that I had any choice in the matter. Rather, it was an accumulation of …

Re: What game are you playing now?

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Phantasie (Apple II) Completed! All in all, this took a good 20-30 hours to complete. https://i.ibb.co/djg1yB2/DSC-0637.jpg The game is played from on overhead perspective, with unexplored areas blacked out then revealed as you pass through/near them. That means the game has an automap, making it …

Re: What game are you playing now?

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I'm a bit in the mood for the RPG, but also a little put off by their typical time investment. We'll see. Two of the shortest RPGs I've played that were still really entertaining were Legend of Grimrock I and Eschalon: Book I. They each took about 25 hours, and I play games slowly. If you want …

Re: What game are you playing now?

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CyberMage needed hardware affordable two years into the future. Thank you, I missed mentioning that one. I actually played that at the end of 2020 on a P200MMX/ARK2000 and it struggled at 640x480. There were areas I either dropped the res or shrunk the window to make it playable. So the cpu is 2 …

Re: What game are you playing now?

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I don't think it's true that you needed two years newer PC than the game itself to play optimally. I think our memories about 'gaming back then' is a little distorted by the decades. Even if we routinely deal with old hardware. Back then you absolutely needed the hardware aimed at enthusiasts and …

Re: What game are you playing now?

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appiah4 wrote on 2021-11-10, 19:46: Ok, time to stir the pot. System Shock 2 > Deus Ex Having never played Deus Ex beyond the first section, technically I can't agree. But SS2 is one of my all-time favorite games and the couple of times I started Deus Ex, I haven't been sucked in enough to keep …

Re: How over powered are modern PCs?

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Even for modern gaming, GPUs are usually a much bigger bottleneck than CPUs. Most of the most demanding games will play just fine on a several generation old i7 with a current high end GPU. Whereas the opposite is not true -- demanding games will play bad on the newest, fastest CPU with a several …

Re: How over powered are modern PCs?

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Even for modern gaming, GPUs are usually a much bigger bottleneck than CPUs. Most of the most demanding games will play just fine on a several generation old i7 with a current high end GPU. Whereas the opposite is not true -- demanding games will play bad on the newest, fastest CPU with a several …

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