**crossposted from OO**
The last few summers, I've picked a classic game that I either never played or never finished back in the day. Started with the original Thief three years ago, Baldur's Gate II two years ago, and Planescape Torment last summer. These playthroughs have been an absolute blast, and now I need a new one to run through this year. Here's what's on my list:
- Fallout 2
: I've started this one about 4 times now, but never made it more than a couple hours without getting sidetracked by something else. However, I think the widescreen mods will help (they did wonders for Planescape). I picked up a copy through GOG.com.
: Always wanted to try this one, but never got around to it. I heard it was a buggy mess when it was released, but that there were some fan patches that made it much more playable. Very
intrigued by this one, curious what the hive mind has to say. E-bay prices seem pretty reasonable.
- Vampire: The Masquerade
: I actually got a fair ways into this a couple years ago, but got lost in one level with respawning zombies and just gave up. Might be worth another look. I've got it on Steam, would just need to load it.
- Freedom Force
: This is another game that I've tried a few different times, but it always seemed to be right around the time something else came out and I would give up. Picked it up on the Steam sale a couple weeks ago, maybe it's time to give it a dedicated shot.
- System Shock 2
: I typically don't care much for FPS games, but thoroughly enjoyed Bioshock. I kept hearing it was the "spiritual successor" to SS2, so maybe that one would be worth a look. E-bay prices are awfully steep though...
- Icewind Dale 2
: I loved
the first IWD, but for some reason never got around to finishing the second one.
- Chrono Cross (PS1)
: Yet another game I put close to 30 hours into, got stuck, and never finished. Probably worth a replay just for the music alone.
- Knights of the Old Republic
: Best Buy has a Best of Star Wars PC
that includes KotOR. I beat this on X-Box as a goody two-shoes Jedi, but never got around to either trying it on PC or playing as the bad guy.
Ideas? Thoughts? Suggestions (I'm open to any other games as well)? I obviously prefer RPG's, but maybe there's one I didn't think of. Also, anyone know if any of the PC titles have trouble running on XP?