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Re: What game are you playing now?

Baldur's Gate Playing through Ember put me in the mood for more (better) real-time w/pause combat, so it's back to BG! I had put BG aside because I was getting frustrated with the Cloakwood area, what with all the spiders and wyverns... but actually, it turns out that I was one screen over from the …

Re: What game are you playing now?

DosFreak wrote on 2022-03-29, 20:22: Whenvever I see Ember I think of the books and tv show The Magicians. Worth watching if you like a darker Harry Potter. I looked it up, and it does somehow look similar. Must be the lighting!

Re: What game are you playing now?

Ember (PC) I ended up finishing this tonight. Ember is a decent RPG that excels in exploration, has somewhat enjoyable combat, and a story/world that ends up being pretty interesting toward the end. Ember has a pretty large world including several towns and one massive city. Although the main quest …

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This is good stuff thankyou, I had another play tonight with a more open mind and it's an exceptional world, great voice acting, etc. The re-spawn thing doesn't bother me too much and there's certainly never a dull moment when wandering around. The controls are very nice too - very responsive and …

Re: What game are you playing now?

Ember I'm about eight hours into this. It's a really basic, easy RPG, but it's good enough that I've become somewhat addicted. It's clearly heavily inspired by Ultima VII (down to the inventory system, though the inventory is MUCH better here), and you even play as a sort of Avatar-esque demigod. …

Re: Most disappointing games?

I've only played through DS: Remastered, but to me it felt like a fighting game (e.g. Street Fighter) in the guise of an action/RPG. The core combat mechanics rely heavily on distance, timing and counterattacks, which is right in line with traditional fighting games. Not to mention the move sets …

Re: Most disappointing games?

A few that come to mind: Ultima VI: The False Prophet ( C64 ver. ) Ultima VI is an amazing RPG... but the C64 version is nearly unplayable. It's an impressive port for the hardware, but that didn't mean much to me back in 1991 or whenever I bought it. You had to swap disks every time you talked to …

Re: What game are you playing now?

I picked up Elden Ring today and had a preliminary play around. Intro stuff was nice, a strong Lord of the Rings vibe which is fine by me. I'm playing on PC but using a controller and that seems to be OK but modern controllers are new to me and I find them confusing at the best of times, but all of …

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Paranoia: Happiness is Mandatory This is probably the worst game I've ever spent time with, outside of clearly broken stuff. It is barely an RPG, and instead is just an ultra-linear, annoying, real-time squad shooter with no strategy or tactics. The game constantly wastes your time. Dialog goes on …

Re: What game are you playing now?

It's always a bit of thrill for me when I complete a game, as I typically then spend a couple hours just trying out different games to determine what next to complete. Having completed Queen's Wish: The Conqueror the other day, I tried a few games. Here are my thoughts: Encased This RPG is very …

Re: What game are you playing now?

Queen's Wish: The Conqueror I completed this just now. Queen's Wish is an attempt to merge kingdom management with classic role-playing game elements such as exploration, combat, and character building. Unfortunately, the kingdom management is too simple, and the role-playing aspects are too …

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The Realms of Arkania series uses a similar system. The first time you face a new enemy (never encountered before), you get a small amount of EXP. Subsequent battles with same enemy gain no EXP (only their loot). The rest of EXP is gained from completing quests. It certainly has an effect on how …

Re: What game are you playing now?

Queen's Wish: The Conqueror I go back and forth on this one. It pretty much eliminates everything I like about playing RPGs, and what it offers instead of that sometimes works, and sometimes doesn't. On first glance it looks like a pretty typical RPG. You have a large world to explore, dungeons to …

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Operencia Finally completed this! It's a decent enough take on a traditional party-based RPG with turn-based combat, akin to Wizardry, Bard's Tales, Might & Magic, etc. It's extremely linear and the dungeons are not very large, but there are plenty of secrets to find and the exploration is good. …

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Operencia Unless there is some surprise coming up, I am very close to the end of this one. I like it a lot more now than I did 5-6 hours ago... there's some good exploration and some unique puzzles to solve, and you can even go back to previous areas to access formerly blocked-off secrets. There …

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Operencia I've been plugging away at this one and think I must be somewhat close to the end, as I've unlocked the final companion and the story appears to be heading to its climax. I complained previously about my party never really feeling more powerful, but I think part of it was how I was …

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Operencia I've spent a few more hours in this, and don't really love it. I'll finish the game, as any step-based first-person RPG with turn-based combat is worth my time, but I have a lot of issues with this one. The dialog is some of the worst I've ever heard/read... the characters just go on an …

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Operencia I decided to resume playing this after putting it aside for many months. I ended up restarting, but I went with a mage instead of a fighter for the main character. This has really made combat go by a lot quicker, so I'm enjoying the game a lot more this time around. It's not an amazing …

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My gaming time has mostly been spent in the living room playing console games, but I've finally completed Final Fantasy VIII so I am back in the PC gaming mood. I spent an hour or so on a few games to decide what to play next. Here are my initial impressions: Cyberpunk 2077 My laptop can barely run …

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Avernum: Escape from the Pit I spent the past few days doing some research on this game and Eye of the Beholder 2. I loaded both up and messed around with them. I tried EOB2 on my DOS PC as well as modern PC with The All-Seeing Eye. This morning, I spent an hour on Avernum, slowly going through the …

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