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Re: What game are you playing now?

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Started playing a copy of Hades I bought months ago. This might be the only roguelike I've ever played where I honestly don't mind failing over and over because it means getting more dialogue with these fun characters. Favorite weapon so far is the shield for its sheer versatility, though the …

Re: What game are you playing now?

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Agreed. It's funny how games that came out in say '97 needed hardware from one or two years later to run optimally. Then again, people's standards have changed over the years too. Back in the day, having around 30 FPS was considered fairly playable. That said, there are a ton of ways to play Deus …

Re: What game are you playing now?

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I got an itch to fire up the original Deus Ex. It's one of my favorite games and I have replayed it several times in the past. However, this will be my first playthrough in Glide mode using original hardware. For this purpose, I've temporarily moved the Voodoo3 to my AthlonXP system, since this …

Re: What game are you playing now?

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Anyway, looking at what can be tentatively referred to AitD2's "formula", I can't help but wonder how the combat in particular compares to the series' cousins like Resident Evil and Silent Hill. Unfortunately, I haven't played either of them but maybe after I finish AitD3 I should have a look at …

Re: What game are you playing now?

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Well, the good news is, the GOG version of Tyrian works just fine on real hardware. The bad news is, episode 4 is as crappy as I remember. Level design relies too much on gimmicks like restricting the player's field of vision to the front while having an invincible enemy attack from behind. Or …

Re: What game are you playing now?

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Finished my Transport Tycoon game. I ran it until I got the monorail, at which point I was too lazy to upgrade all of my regular railroad tracks/stations to it and called it quits. Had a lot of fun replaying this, so I might check out that OpenTTD port at some point. Moving on to Tyrian. I tend to …

Re: Retro confessions. What are yours?

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Then I finally loaded up the game, the results of a day's hard labour (it's now 25 years later, and I never cycled that far in my life again!) and excited anticipation. As the first character sprite leapt up into the air to perform a flying kick, the sprite floated up and up and up... and up and up …

Re: What game are you playing now?

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I loved Gothic, buggy and ugly like a Fiat but it was a nice ride none the less. I loved the draw distance which imo made it feel very real. I too never really fell for Morrowind, a game I never liked as much as it deserved... But I liked spelunking in old dwarven ruins so I probably spent a couple …

Re: Retro confessions. What are yours?

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I like grim Fandango. The settings, the music and humour made me look past the clunky controls. But generally, the imagined requirement on 3D in everything almost killed of the adventure game genre.. monkey Island 4, I have never replayed it. I have no fond memories of it.. It still destroys me …

Re: Retro confessions. What are yours?

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A different confession. Sometimes before I sell an old PC, I set it up as if it was in daily use until about an appropriate time (let's say 2003-2005 for a P3 system) then just dumped in a closet until recently. Seemingly personal stuff, installed games with save files, hidden folder with vintage …

Re: What game are you playing now?

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And then, after all the extra (theoretical) effort, you see a high quality macro photograph from real RGB-CRT aficionados ( see , courtesy of Dan from RetroRGB/OCAU) and realise "nope, wasting my time" - only the real thing is the real thing. I'm sure you're already aware (and I could swear I've …

Re: What game are you playing now?

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Wish it was easier to emulate the effect of a CRT, but fake scanlines can only do so much. This was one of the reasons why I got into retro gaming on real hardware. Those CRT shaders look decent enough, but they can't approximate that warm background glow of the real thing. To me, the resulting …

Re: What game are you playing now?

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I am very much looking forward to Curse though, since it was a childhood favorite of mine. If anyone has recommendations for visual settings or anything in ScummVM to make it look nicer or more authentic, now would be the time to share. With the caveat that I haven't tested it yet, this looks …

Re: What game are you playing now?

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I think once I get either Populous or Duke Nukem 3D off my plate, I need to play Monkey Island. Never have before, although I did acquire a copy of Monkey Island Madness. I'm still working my way back through the series, finished 2 and will start Curse soon. Secret is really fantastic, if a bit …

Re: What game are you playing now?

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There were no voices in MI 1 or 2 until the remakes. There are patches floating around the Web to add the voices to the old DOS originals, however... I'm aware the originals weren't voice acted, but I wasn't even born yet when they came out. Started with Curse when I was really young; it was …

Re: What game are you playing now?

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Finishing up Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE on my Switch. Started playing it on a lengthy flight recently and I've been gradually picking away at it the past few weeks since. It's all right: I'm really enjoying the combat system and character customization, but the story is monumentally dumb. This thing …

Re: What game are you playing now?

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No pictures.... but you'll get the point when i say, BRUTAL DOOM! (GZ DOOM) Requires original doom/doom2/final doom(platonia and tnt) WADS to play this game with expreme prejudice and LMAO adventures. YT - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YoADewX12E I'd be remiss not to point out that you really …

Re: What game are you playing now?

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I'm continuing my trek through Doom 2. I'm not sure I've played this game in earnest since 1995. And I have no memory of ever having beaten it besides being 12 years old and cheating my whole way through. Now Doom on the other hand, I've played that fairly regularly over the many years, and left my …

Re: What game are you playing now?

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Currently playing through the S3D version of Tomb Raider on a VirgeDX. Going for the genuine early '97 experience, heh. Frame rate varies between 12-16 FPS depending on the area. Not smooth by any means, but it's playable. Looks much better than software rendering though, and runs faster too, at …

Re: What game are you playing now?

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I recognize the need to reroll... Usually when I play RPGs I get into s reroll loop and restart the game 10 times. Fear of missing out maybe? :-) God I hate that and this is why I think RPGs should give you the option to respec mid-game, since you don't always know what an effective build will be …

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