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Re: Recommend me some PC Games??
« Reply #30 on: 16 May, 2009, 02:48:35 am »
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And no go on World of Warcraft. I have a graphic novel thing to try and write and a wife who would kick my head in if I became an 8hr a night gamer. Heard that stuff is too addictive. Loved the South Park ep though

Being single I spend most of my free time playing computer games.

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Empire: Total War is great and hugely addictive, and Dawn of War 2 is also pretty cool.


Agreed! Just recently I had gone to trouble downloading the demo for "Dawn Of War Two" and realised my four and half year old computer is just under specs. I'm quite happy playing the regular game and it's expansion and mods.

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I would buy Stalker: Clear Sky if I were you. Despite the minor glitches (enemy grenades always land on your shoes!) I have enjoyed it more than most games I've played for ages. The day/night cycle and radiation zone you explore look and feel amazing.


I have the first version of this game, although I recently wiped it from my computer to make space. I would gladly reinstall it in a flash. I was sort of more interesting than most other First person shooters I have played. Thre some more realism here and I like the idea of walikng around with a loaded weapon, while swigging vodka to ward offf the effects of radiation while shooting mutant boars. Though I was getting confounded with that farm I recently. After initially taking it the first time around.It would often fall back into the hands of the rival faction. Even after allies would appaer to take up position around the place. I would more often than not return from HG to find their corpse littering the place as I had to fight reinforcement of the enemy trying to take the palce back off me. Despite this and the strange way that throwing a grenade into room full of apparently normal looking rival soldiers -- I think there were seven of them --   that did not  even slow them down when they ran outside to give me chase. -- that was at the outpost down the road if you know the game area. I enjoyed the story that was unfolding in the game. I would love to watch the film this was based on.

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saw the Age of Conan going incredibly cheaply at sendit.com for £2.89. (Ok, that was just yesterday. It's gone up to £7.89 now, which is still very cheap. It's cheaper at play though.) It turns out to be another online game, so I assume there is more to pay online. (I found the official site, and couldn't find much information on the monthly fee. No doubt it's around somewhere though.)


I  though You obviously don't want to go near any of online RPG's. I might still suggest "Warhammer : Age of Reckoning" and "Age of Conan" which still looks interesting and would only cost me eleven dollars retail and twenty dollars a month.

The only thing is that my computer is still under specs for these two games. I tried downlaoding the trial for the first one a month agao,a nd found that it reuired some hardware moy computer doesn't have. and "Age of Coan" will not patch without giving me a error. Age of Coman. The horse riding aspects of this game appaers more realsitc from what I have seen of the developer videos.

Otherwise . I might suggest. Spore.

I play it and get a kick out of being able to create aliens, buildings, spaceships, and other vechicles in the game editors and seeing them work in game. It's good for bit of fun.

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Re: Recommend me some PC Games??
« Reply #31 on: 16 May, 2009, 03:00:05 am »
I just fround thsi game trailer.

I thought it was amusing.

http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_lZabYCwPY

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Re: Recommend me some PC Games??
« Reply #32 on: 16 May, 2009, 12:47:29 pm »
I've got a legit free copy of Half Life 2 if you want it.

I bought HL2 when it came out, then bought the Orange Box. Hence, I have two HL2s. One can be "gifted" from my Steam account to anyone of my choosing.

PM me if you fancy it. You can then try before you buy.

To be honest, though, you can't go wrong with the whole Orange Box.
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Re: Recommend me some PC Games??
« Reply #33 on: 17 May, 2009, 04:33:10 pm »
You're at the precipice Tony, of an enormous crossroads.

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Re: Recommend me some PC Games??
« Reply #34 on: 17 May, 2009, 05:20:09 pm »
Team Fortress 2 is great, but the over excited people on the servers tend to spoil it.

There again that applies to nearly every online game.

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Re: Recommend me some PC Games??
« Reply #35 on: 17 May, 2009, 10:18:36 pm »
Ah, The Shutdown Man beat me to it - after waxing lyrical about TF2, "Meet the Spy" is the perfect illustration of the humour built into the game. Absolutely laugh out loud funny (do not read before viewing the video!):-

[spoiler:r1u4u8cd]"So leesten up boy, or pornography starring your mother will be ze second worst zhing zhat 'appens to you today."[/spoiler:r1u4u8cd]

5 Stars, going to get a round in before bed now

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Re: Recommend me some PC Games??
« Reply #36 on: 18 May, 2009, 10:27:45 am »
The great thing about TF2 is that it's contantly being updated. New maps, weapons and gameplay modes are brought out every few months, so even two years after the game came out, it's still kept fresh.

And of course, the "Meet the team" videos are classic. Possibly my fav, "Meet the Sniper": http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyNuriXG3BQ


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There again that applies to nearly every online game.

Indeed, there's a "n00b" shouter in every game unfortunately. That's the risk we take.
You're at the precipice Tony, of an enormous crossroads.

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Re: Recommend me some PC Games??
« Reply #37 on: 18 May, 2009, 07:18:34 pm »
My recommendations....

Rogue Trooper isn't new but is worth a look.

Bioshock, as has been already said.

The Orange Box has been mentioned countless times, personally I'm not too hot on Portal, but i like Team Fortress 2.

Call of Duty:World at War.  A great WWII fps, especially among a WWII saturated market.  Great atmosphere and well worth getting and playing.

Call of Duty 4:Modern Warfare.  This is in some ways better than World at War.  The multiplayer component is good.

World in Conflict.  If you like RTS's this is a great game, the gold edition is easy to find relatively cheaply.

Mass Effect, no more needs to be said.

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Re: Recommend me some PC Games??
« Reply #38 on: 19 May, 2009, 08:13:47 am »
There is a game called "Demi-Gods" which has been described as a RTS/RPG hybrid. it looks worth checking out.

http://http://www.demigodthegame.com/

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Re: Recommend me some PC Games??
« Reply #39 on: 19 May, 2009, 09:09:33 am »
How did you get on with those Big Daddies Shutdown man?

I've read the preview for Bioshock 2 in PC Gamer and considering how much I enjoyed the original I am not that excited by it. It just looks like more of the same and they gave away a lot of the story in the preview.
Plus I don't really want to go back to having to interact with the little sisters. Perhaps because I have a little daughter but I couldn't suspend my disbelief and had to protect all of them, any time any of them got injured I would reload!
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Re: Recommend me some PC Games??
« Reply #40 on: 19 May, 2009, 09:34:02 am »
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How did you get on with those Big Daddies Shutdown man?

I haven't got that far yet. I only just reinstalled over the weekend, and I haven't had time to get as far as the first one yet. But I'll let you know how I get on.
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Re: Recommend me some PC Games??
« Reply #41 on: 20 May, 2009, 05:58:02 am »
Since the this weekend I been using the other computer. To give mine a rest and I have dug out two old games.

AVP Gold Edition.

I reinstalled it and booted it up and was surprised --after not playing this game for nearly ten years-- that the single player campiagn starts you off as a Alien drone. Not so easy to use after all this time. Surrounded by the Egyptian like archictecture of some alien temple. The walls all around me showing no way out except for this organically smooth passageway ahead of me. Beyond that is another room, that requires alot of wall/ceiling scrambling, to find a entrance to a small conduit/shaftway that drops down into smaller chamber with two other passage ways. It goes on, and on. My cartograpghy skills fail to help me when I lose trakc of what is up from down. I gave up when I realised I had travelled around the same ant-chamber once without knowing.  The fast forward movement of the alien is hard to get used to and on this computer it seemed to jump forward and sop for abit, rather than run smoothly.

I then tried out the Skirmish mode using Predator. Then learnt allover again that those fancy weapons can only be accessed in a separate vision modes. I took down few Alien drones, before falling to the eventual swarm and I still hadn't figured out how to activate the self-destruct device. The lighting for both aliens and Predators in all their vision modes still seems rather limiting. For the moment, I lack the patientence to play this old game properly.


I also reinstalled

Warrior Kings: Battles.

Sold under the "Big Bytes" and "Red Ant" label brought cheaply for about nine dollars. I had this one for awhile before I dug it out again. A Medieval RTS, I've never played the full single campaign. As I'm not that patient with it, but have fully explaored the skirmish maps. In which I have taken the path all the way for Rennaisance, Imperial and Pagan. It's different because you don't make this choice at the beginning of each game, but as you play and choose buildings from the in game menu.  Either way, you start out the same with a Manor surrounded by a stick fence and four workers. From then on in.... you can build Villiges, Farms, Trading posts, Watch-Towers, providing you do build them a short, but separate distance from the Manor building that acts as the treasury, repository for food, wood, iron, gold, money. Without which you cannot purchase other buildings and the other units available to you now and later on in the game. You also lode the game when thsi building falls, unles you have built more than one. --I not sure you can do that in this game-. These are either carried by the workers themselves, or in a horse drawn cart your provided with when you build a village and the one that came with the Manor. You can purchase more of these to speed up funds. There are also buildings that can be built on the Manor grounds. Like the Barracks, Stables, Taverns --where you can hire Mercenary's--. Blacksmithy, Mercantile warehouse. The list does go on. shops can be built in villages and on Manor grounds. They are good for producing money on the spot, without having to mine for it or trade.

As I said earlier, their are other buildings that can be chosen that will lead you downt he path of Medieval Scientists, God fearing Knights or Nature worshippers.

I think it's Libary/Univercity for Rennaisance. Church for Imperial and Maypole for Pagans. Actualley, now that I have written it down here, it's really just that simple. Choosing one of these, closes two other doors to all the other options.

It's a nice looking game, even if the graphics are alittle dated. They are still well detailed and look cool when zoomed right in close to them. The actual contruction animations involve the raising of wooden scaffolding as the building, magically rises out of the ground. Not quite right, but somehow still effective.

Thee waging of war requires more mettle. What I basically know about this is that if your using footmen against riders, make sure they have pole arms. Archers fire their arrows further when on higher ground and will need a munitions wagon if they are fighting a long battle. Babarians are useless, unless you have hordes of them.

I have a tendecency to make all female labourers, farmers and miners, store clerks. The males are given scouting  and woodsmen duties. sometimes I make exceptions to this rule. I know alot of you would disagree with me. Otherwise, it seems like a arrangement that makes sence to me.

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Re: Recommend me some PC Games??
« Reply #42 on: 26 May, 2009, 06:59:12 pm »
I succumbed to temptation and installed the trial version of World of Warcraft a couple of nights back. (If I like the game, and I ever get a job with plenty of income I might still register as a main user though.)  I was a tad disappointed with the graphics as the game seems to put me into a lower resolution than normal, and the graphics (while not bad) are hardly the crisp graphics you see in screen-shots and footage. I'm not sure if that's because it's an earlier version of the game without the updates (Lich King etc) or if it's my own computer set up (a laptop to be fair. Kind of entry level now, but still a dual core.)

I haven't gotten very far yet, and I've already been killed a few times.

One problem is my controls. My current mouse doesn't work (not sure why, but I've dropped it a few times, so I think that's something to do with it) so I've been  using the graphics tablet. I've gotten used to it for normal stuff, but it does strange things seemingly over sensitive for the game. I.e. you target a spider then somehow end up staring at the ceiling or ground while the spider attacks you. Also 'attack' doesn't always seem to work leaving you standing there while you're slowly killed. (I think I probably should have levelled up a bit too, killed a few more hogs and tigers before tackling the giant bugs. I did kill a couple of bugs quite easily though... so not sure whats happening there.)

Part of the issue is, when you ressurrect after dying, you're in a weak state, and right in the thick of the monsters that killed you in the first place.  Running back gets irritating after a while. My spirit come up near this angel 'spirit healer' thing which I thought was supposed to resurrect me more quickly but I can't figure out how to get that bit to work, so I end up resurrecting myself the long way.

One trick I used was the shadow meld spell to hide myself while I heal shortly after resurrecting, but I've noticed that doesn't always work. The bugs sometimes see through it after a while....

Problems aside, I can see it as an enjoyable enough game, something I could really get into. It's mainly a matter of getting used to everything. I'm used to using a console controller for my games nowadays.

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Re: Recommend me some PC Games??
« Reply #43 on: 26 May, 2009, 08:37:38 pm »
get yourself a gamecube for £20 from computer exchange with a copy of resident evil 4 - job done
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Re: Recommend me some PC Games??
« Reply #44 on: 27 May, 2009, 09:15:26 am »
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get yourself a gamecube for £20 from computer exchange with a copy of resident evil 4 - job done

Already got it on the wii
Was really into it till there was a bit where I had to keep this girl alive while she ran at EVERY FRIGGING ZOMBIE within a 20 mile radius. After an hour of her dying on me I kinda got so pissed off I didnt go back to it.
My two big turn offs in games

1) Keep idiot alive while they try their best to die

2) You only have 5 minutes to do this bit and we put in enough false turns and dead ends that you have to keep re-doing it till you find the one perfect route to get you there in time