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521  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Recommend a modern combat flight sim on: October 09, 2010, 03:38:00 PM
Kronovan it's descriptions like that that so make me want to play this sim. Mine would be either shot down by a mig or AA around the hangar. icon_lol
522  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Recommend a modern combat flight sim on: October 08, 2010, 08:20:04 PM
I so want to play this but my history with air sims is that I have trouble learning it all, suck, and then get frustrated and quit. I love blowing crap up with MAV's though...
523  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Nehrim-Oblivion total conversion mod on: October 04, 2010, 04:58:35 PM
I barely have enough gold for training let alone amassing a stack of healing potions. It's okay. Still enjoying it and I'm sure I will get on a roll soon.
524  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout: New Vegas - now Steam powered! on: October 04, 2010, 04:53:40 PM
No that's on me. rereading his post I see I skimmed over "Aren't that far from" Duh.
525  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Nehrim-Oblivion total conversion mod on: October 04, 2010, 03:50:01 PM
Yeah my only gripe with this is how hard it is. SSo yeah I got sent to a city and the forrest I have to go through is for 7-14 and I was a 5 and got up to 6. So if you are walking along and find something cool you can't really investigate because you will die over and over. It has taken me a long time to get that through my pointy head. Further along I have to go to another city-I'm being vauge on purpose-the forrest I go through is rated 14-24. I'm a 7. I died, a lot. So I have resigned myself to just sticking to the main quest for a good while. If this goes like just about every other rpg I have played there will come a tipping point where I can start laying waste most everywhere.
526  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout: New Vegas - now Steam powered! on: October 04, 2010, 03:43:22 PM
They really don't have save anywhere? How did I miss that in all the coverage I have been reading. A pox on their houses if this is true.
527  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout: New Vegas - now Steam powered! on: October 02, 2010, 02:57:08 PM
Ceekay you just squeeked by on those specs icon_biggrin Man I keep forgetting this is due soon. I have a lot of games lined up to play. Might have to wait on PS:T and enjoy the shinny new stuff for a bit.
528  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Arcania: Gothic 4 - Demo released! on: October 02, 2010, 01:57:35 PM
Razgon i'm glad you thought it was fun and hopefully there are a ton of people who agree with you. I've been playing rpgs for decades and that formula of starting as a weak kitten and winding up all powerfull just never gets old. I'm playing Nehrim, the conversion for Oblivion right now, and while Oblivion looked great back in the day, Arcania looks way better imho. Now a lot of us who love the Gothic series are a bit crestfallen because Gothic does have a lot of very cool things that Arcania doesn't, but hey, that doesn't mean Arcania can't be fun. I want this game to sell really well so they keep getting made.
529  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Lost Horizon on: October 01, 2010, 08:50:15 PM
it does look like a lot of fun. It depends on the puzzles. It says they are logical, but I have heard that before. If it's tear your hair out stuff it would not be fun.
530  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Planescape Torment NOW ON GOG!!!!!!!1! on: September 29, 2010, 03:11:27 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on September 29, 2010, 02:43:27 PM

Well, I'm going to take it upon myself to review the game.   biggrin  You'll get my full take on it soon!

Very cool. Looking forward to reading this since I have to finish Nehrim before I start PS:T up.
531  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Planescaope Torment NOW ON GOG!!!!!!!1! on: September 28, 2010, 10:27:27 PM
Does most of this "talk your way out of fights" and get XP for certain conversation choices happen a bit into the game? I started PS:T once and got a few hrs in before I got stuck and I don't remember any of that happening.
532  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Planescaope Torment NOW ON GOG!!!!!!!1! on: September 28, 2010, 09:02:43 PM

Quote from: cheeba on September 28, 2010, 08:37:33 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on September 28, 2010, 08:25:48 PM

Quote from: Chaz on September 28, 2010, 08:23:04 PM

Quote from: jersoc on September 28, 2010, 06:07:01 PM

how is the game? I've never tried it, but always been somewhat interested.

It is possibly the best RPG ever made.  Ever.

I'd have to concur here.

I just have to add a counterpoint here. It seems it gets a lot of people calling it the best thing ever, but I disagree. To me it was more like a video game novel than a video game. There is a LOT of reading and you can actually go 5-8 hours without any action. The story is great, no doubt. But if you like actual gameplay in your games then you might be better off with something else.
5-8 hrs with no action?! Really? Interesting. I see these two divergent views all over the net when it comes to this game. Makes me can't wait to try it and see which side of the fence I wind up on.
533  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Two Worlds: The Temptation now Two Worlds 2 on: September 28, 2010, 04:02:22 PM
This just became okay. I will play Arcania. But I just discovered Nehrim and after that I will Play PS:T which just showed up on GOG. I missed it back in the day. So now I actually have a backlog.
534  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Planescaope Torment NOW ON GOG!!!!!!!1! on: September 28, 2010, 03:58:13 PM
I tried this once and got completely stuck. Can't remember what year it was. I know the game had allready been out for a while. I can't imagine it was before walkthroughs were all over the net. But I remeber a point where I had absolutely no idea of where to go next or what to do next. Very odd. That never happens to me. I just discovered Nehrim so it will be a while. But this is next up. Yay-cheap gaming!
535  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Arcania: Gothic 4 - Demo released! on: September 27, 2010, 03:53:29 PM
Finally got this to run. Had to turn down my sound acceleration. Wow, this is very vanilla. I didn't really expect this to be a Gothic but the demo didn't have much personality at all. It did look great. The lighting is also very nice. fire flickering, shadows, sunrise and sunset, very nice. Combat was simple and easy but the animations were very fluid. I can see where they might have made things easy and linear for the demo but I'm sure all the quests will have those big arrows everywhere on the map telling you where to go. And Will all quest enemies really have exclemation points over their heads? Bleah. The voice acting was also uniformly bad and the witch was embarrasing. Where the demo turns you loose into the "dark forrest" I would have been scared spitless with a Gothic game.  No worries in this game. I guess this is how the masses like it though. i've read on forums where many people who play WoW never read a scrap of text or lore. They just sprint around following the arrows and then kill what ever is at the end of the trail. Sigh....I will still pick up Arcania 4 because I still just love rpgs. Starting with nothing, going through the skill tree and discovering the land. 30+ yrs and that basic formula still works for me. Won't be as fun as Gothic, but for me it will still be fun.
536  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Nehrim-Oblivion total conversion mod on: September 27, 2010, 03:41:40 PM
Sorry if this has been posted but search hasn't turned up anything.  These guys have been working on this conversion for 4.5 years. It's out now for free. German with English subtitles. A complete rpg with main quest and side quests. No auto leveling of enemies. Leveling up by repitition has been greatly toned down. Now you get experience by completing quests and can't spend upgrade points until you find a trainer. All new weapons and armor and magic, etc. You can tell Germans did this. Very little hand holding and some insta death lurking around. I just love me some RPG and here is a fully fleshed out game for free. I've been enjoying it so far.G
537  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Arcania: Gothic 4 - Demo released! on: September 23, 2010, 10:29:18 PM
Thanks CeeKay! I so want to see if my C2D that powers through everything else can run this or not.
538  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Elemental: War of Magic on: September 12, 2010, 11:18:46 PM
I'm glad they are going to fix the game. Sounds like it will be quite a few months before I will be playing it, but I will play it eventually.
539  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Elemental: War of Magic on: September 10, 2010, 08:11:48 PM
I'm not worried about the balancing stuff, it's just the poor manual and campaign that doesn't really explain things like it was supposed to that concern me. i'm not that hard to please, but it is rather frustrating when you can't even figure out how to play. I think I will go with something safer. I don't know what yet.
540  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Elemental: War of Magic on: September 10, 2010, 05:55:16 PM
I need a new game today. How hard is it to learn Elemental?
541  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Assassin's creed: Brotherhood on: September 10, 2010, 05:53:35 PM
I hope that's not true but it probably is. I just finished up AC2 and I had it was my game of the year. What a run I have been on. ME2, BS2, AC2 in a row. I loved all three, but Liked AC2 the best. I just had to complete that glyph video.
542  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Arcania: Gothic 4 on: September 07, 2010, 04:08:21 AM
The devs came back since Desslock posted that and said there is some weird bug that is only apparent on certain lines of c2d's, like Desslocks. They are working to fix it by release and the game should run fine on lower cpu specs.
543  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Arcania: Gothic 4 on: August 31, 2010, 09:16:35 PM
Risen 2 is going to be 2012 at the earliest.
544  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Risen 2 on: August 19, 2010, 06:03:34 PM
PB is awesome in my book. Although I agree that last boss fight was lame. Then again, I think all boss fights are lame. These guys are as slow as the Stalker guys so I'm sure it will be a while before we see it.
545  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 on: August 13, 2010, 08:22:41 PM
Yay and boo both. This is currently my favorite series by a wide margin. However these guys build games at the speed of glaciers and if they are starting with a new engine it will be quite a while before we see this.
546  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mafia II on: August 13, 2010, 08:18:39 PM
I played the first one for well over ten hrs I can tell you that. I have never played a game in as little time as the reviewers suggest is the length of the game. Maybe it depends on how you play.
547  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: please help a noob overclock on: August 11, 2010, 09:28:39 PM
So nobody knows how to overclock or can point me to a resource? I won't hold anyone responsible, I promise! icon_biggrin My google fu is not helping me on this.
548  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Assassins Creed 2 on: August 11, 2010, 06:08:54 PM
Okay but what did you think of the difficulty of AC1? Another way friendly thing they did was not put in difficulty levels. I try not to complain about DRM because I do sympathize with their situation. But apparently the pirates cracked this anyway and then last night I couldn't play.
549  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Assassins Creed 2 on: August 11, 2010, 04:57:30 PM
I forgot to add the other joy in that last night I couldn't play because Ubi's server was down. Bleah. But yeah, I think I will really enjoy the game. My only real fear is it will get way too twitchy for me and I will not be able to finish it. That happened with AC1. I got to the 9th mission that forced you to kill multiple guards at once and I never got good enought o do it.
550  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Assassins Creed 2 on: August 11, 2010, 04:27:48 PM
I wish I would have remembered the reviews when this came out. This game just wants to piss me off. First off, the sound bug. All this time and no fix? I had to turn my 5.1 sound to stereo so I could hear dialog. Then the tutorial starts. It wants you to hit certain controls but doesn't tell you what they are. Like space bar for move legs. They just have a symbol for legs, space bar isn't mentioned. Okay, I will just follow along with the manual. Oh wait, no printed manual. So I have to stop the game and print the manual out. I think there is a fun game here, but man they sure put a ton of hurdles in front of me to start with. I need this to hold me over til the 24th and Mafia 2.
551  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dragon Age 2 on: August 11, 2010, 04:16:44 PM
Those things are still funny. Here's the thing for me and games. While sometimes I will wonder why a dev did things a certain way because it makes some things quite a bit annoying while I'm playing, for the most part I just want a fun game. I don't spend much energy tweezing things apart thinking it would be more fun if they had done b instead of a. I just want to have a good time while I'm playing. Yes I'm simplistic.
552  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / please help a noob overclock on: August 10, 2010, 02:20:13 AM
my system with a core 2 duo [email protected] was factory overclocked to 3.0 on fan cooling. Rock stable for 2+ yrs. Then the mobo died. Local shop diagnosed and fixed the problem but A, did not even load drivers for my new nvidia 460 so when I got the system home it was using-gasp-on board video. That was an easy fix. But my cpus are back to 2.2 and I have never overclocked in my life. The board is an ASUS P5N-D. The Bios had an overclocking section but though I clicked on the 10% increase option and rebooted it did not do anything. Any help would be greatly appreciated. My shop that built the rig-Uberclock, sadly went out of buisness so there is no help there.
553  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: SLI: do the cards still have to be the same? on: August 07, 2010, 04:13:11 PM
I can't believe I'm getting into this just to see some papers fly around but how does this work? Do both cards need a 16x lane? Does the game allow you to set up which card does which? Would this set up mess up other games?
554  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / SLI: do the cards still have to be the same? on: August 07, 2010, 02:26:43 PM
I haven't been keeping up with this. I noticed for Mafia 2 the specs for using the advanced physics stuff was one card for the game and one card for the physics. They cited differnt cards with one of them being noticably weaker. I thought in SLI both had to be the same. Or is this some different set up from SLI.
555  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Nvidia 8800GTS Dying, Dead? on: August 04, 2010, 03:16:37 PM
What a timely thread! it appears my 8800gt just died. This has been brought up earlier but not answered. Can you run a pci 2.0 card in a 1.0 slot? Obviously you won't get the benefits of 2.0 but will it at least run at 1.0 speeds or did they change the slot?
556  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Really LttP: Mafia on: July 28, 2010, 02:10:56 AM
One of the best ever. Just let us know if the check point system drives you insane at one or two points. You will know when you get there.
557  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bioshock 2 teaser site up on: July 19, 2010, 04:44:09 PM
another lttp post. Enjoying this as much as the first game but some inconsistances are annoying/puzzling. You can search SOME desks and file cabinets but not all. Yes there is a prompt but it still bugs me. And little sisters can suck the adam out of some dead splicers but only certain ones. Not one you just fresh killed. I don't get why they mapped the drill to the lmb and the plasmids to the rmb. Why switch them? I remapped those guys right away. Still, a great game. I'm hooked. Playing this right after ME2 and I think the world is just full of great games.
558  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Asylum on: July 17, 2010, 03:44:26 PM
I would enjoy them if they had logical puzzles and some sort of help system for those that get stuck. When everything just grinds to a complete halt because you have no idea what pixel to combine with another pixel, it ceases to be fun. For me anyway.
559  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Asylum on: July 16, 2010, 05:20:49 AM
oh I played Scratches. If this is like that I would avoid it like the plague. Scratches was a typical hunt all over the screen for the one pixle that activates game. Yes it was creepy and a decent story but the puzzles made zero sense and you got no help at all. Finally resorted to a walkthrough and spent the whole time wondering if a single person alive could finish the game unaided. Besides, static screens where you just mouse over the active points are rather dated.
560  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: CeeKay Domination of PC Gaming on: July 14, 2010, 03:13:11 AM
He must spend a large portion of the day scanning for new game news. he seems to find everything. Works for me.
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