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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 …

Re: What game are you playing now?

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Finished Wind Waker HD. I don't want to go all poetic or hyperbolic with praise, though I'm tempted. I've been a mostly-PC gamer for several decades, and in all that time I have very rarely had such an engaging, complete gaming experience. The story is a light, familiar touch (with layered depths, …

Re: What game are you playing now?

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But that whole annoyance semi-forced me to reconsider earlier games in the series. A good move, as it turns out. I have now embarked upon Wind Waker HD, and a couple of hours into it, I am quite enthralled. Quite spectacular and a lot of fun. There's a lot more to it than my uninformed-self had …

Re: Retro confessions. What are yours?

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xcomcmdr wrote on 2021-04-29, 20:46: There's a turn-based mod for Pillars of Eternity 2. It's a god send ! I've heard! But I'm one of those weirdos who doesn't typically like to play a sequel without playing the previous one(s) first and the lack of that mode in the first game is troublesome.

Re: Retro confessions. What are yours?

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Oh, I've got another one, and this one's a biggie: I think "real-time-with-pause" is awful and there isn't a single game that uses it that I don't think would be unequivocally better if it was purely turn-based. You've got your real-time RPGs that can at their best be as exciting as action games, …

Re: What game are you playing now?

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Just started Super Mario 64 Plus, a further-modified version of the fan-made PC port of Super Mario 64 that tightens up the controls and improves the camera (plus other optional tweaks and improvements). I've never been able to properly play the original SM64 just because of how it's aged and how …

Re: What game are you playing now?

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I prefer my RPGs to be more mentally played. I don't enjoy real-time RPGs that require amazing hand-eye coordination. The graphics and story so far are brilliant, I just hope it doesn't require too much twitch to play successfully. This is why I prefer turn-based RPGs where mind and tactics rule …

Re: What game are you playing now?

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Well, at least there is a lot of other retro FPS these days. Which don't have this kind of controversy (or any controversy for that matter) attached to them. Have you heard of Viscerafest, Hrot, and Nightmare Reaper to name a few ? :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbQvLjFRUJo Oh man, those look …

Re: What game are you playing now?

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Just finished up Ion Fury. It's amazing the scale and detail that went into some of the level design. Anyway, I just started Amid Evil. Weapons are pretty nice and pack quite a punch. Nice variety too. Ion Fury is amazing. I can't wait for the sequel / DLC. You know, I was really excited to play …

Re: What game are you playing now?

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kolderman wrote on 2021-03-22, 19:25: Pushed through another mission in Homeworld. Snagged an enemy heavy cruiser in the process...but damn this game is hard. Oh man, Homeworld. Even though that remaster exists, I can only ever bring myself to play the original, purely for that Yes song over the …

Re: What game are you playing now?

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It's not a PC game, but a friend gave me Bravely Default II for my birthday, so I've been playing that. I love an RPG that lets me heavily customize my entire party and completely overhaul their builds from scratch on a whim, and Bravely Default's job system is probably the most flexible execution …

Re: Frys electronics is Closing.

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We still had a local computer shop nearby in CA before I moved - but I haven't been in there in a few years so unknown if they were still really open. Like all those stores they were mainly in the repair business. It was a good place to buy simple specific components like cables and drive mounting …

Re: What game are you playing now?

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Restarted Monkey Island 2. Using my old 3.5" floppy disks. Annoying thing is the dial. Was boring 30 years ago and still today... :) Some things never end :):) I don't like the new restyled graphics. The thing I like about the remakes is, with the push of a single key, you can swap back to the …

Re: What game are you playing now?

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Doom3 was a bit of a departure from previous Doom games, for better or worse. You are right in that it's much more claustrophobic; haven't played it in quite some time but I think it pretty much stays that way the entire game. They were definitely going for something different in this iteration. …

Re: What game are you playing now?

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I got hit with a nostalgia bug yesterday so I installed a few of the educational games I played as a little kid (and tragically gave away a few years later when my younger cousins got their first computer). The late 90's were a good time for those, though they tended to get remade/updated and re- …

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