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Funkodrom
14-02-2005, 15:40:29
Haven't been able to play new games for ages

New PC on the way.

What should I get and why? I tend to be into short attention span blasters, fun MP games. Stuff I can beat real people at (or lose to them).

I'm pretty much getting Half Life 2.

That Warhammer 40K RTS looked fun from the demo but was a bit slow on my machine.

I have chaos league from the CG competition.

Debaser
14-02-2005, 15:50:51
Jet Set Willy

http://www.gb64.com/Screenshots/J/Jet_Set_Willy.gif

King_Ghidra
14-02-2005, 16:05:38
Far Cry is worth playing now you have a new box.

Based on your criteria there are various games i love that i wouldn't recommend to you.

Battlefield 2 is out in March (allegedly), i think quite a few people from here will be playing that.

I haven't played Rome: Total War yet but you might like it. You can borrow my medieval total war if you like. Ditto 40k, i have the full version of that if you want to borrow it.

Funkodrom
14-02-2005, 16:23:39
Yeah, I put the criteria in for that reason. MMORPG or whatever I can't see myself having (or making) time for for instance.

Ah yes, borrowing 40K would be good. :beer:

MattHiggs
15-02-2005, 15:43:53
Pro Evo 4 is fun on the PC, but you'll probably have it on PS2. I like playing it online with mates.

Doom 3 is a pretty scary FPS and will showcase your new system!

Sims 2 is good fun, if you like that kind of thing.

Battlefield 1942 is a great online game and loads of people are still playing it.

Football Manager 2005 is essential!

King_Ghidra
15-02-2005, 15:53:30
Originally posted by MattHiggs
Pro Evo 4 is fun on the PC, but you'll probably have it on PS2. I like playing it online with mates.

argh i'm jealous

Funkodrom
15-02-2005, 16:44:57
Good shit Matt cheers.

This KOTR that everyone's playing, I take it it's an RPG kinda like Baldurs Gate etc.?

I played a bit of Baldurs Gate 2 and liked it once I got used to things a bit but I kind of got distracted and never went back to it.

King_Ghidra
15-02-2005, 16:50:16
yeah pretty similar, but with kind of third person graphics rather than the 2d top down baldur's gate style

rpg mechanics the same as the ad&d style though

Funkodrom
15-02-2005, 16:51:02
Interesting.

Beta1
15-02-2005, 17:17:51
dont bother with the warhammer RTS unless you really like RTS and dont mind that playing it has no resemblence to playing the table top game. Now if they had done warhammer 40K:total war - that would have been cool.

Rome Total war is very good

Would recommend theif:deadly shadows too.

would play battlefield 2 but I may boycott it on the basis its an EA game.

Going back a bit X2 is worth a go if you are into that sort of game.

Chris
15-02-2005, 19:17:23
Pirates is cool, I also liked RCT 3.

zmama
15-02-2005, 19:26:23
DS 2 when it comes out in a bit...you could play me :)

The Mad Monk
16-02-2005, 05:35:29
Darkstar 2?

Funkodrom
16-02-2005, 09:21:02
Originally posted by Beta1
dont bother with the warhammer RTS unless you really like RTS and dont mind that playing it has no resemblence to playing the table top game. Now if they had done warhammer 40K:total war - that would have been cool.

I played the demo and it seemed 40K like enough. Although the units did run around a bit like headless chickens. It is based on Warcraft III I think which I really enjoyed.

There was a Fantasy Battle game years ago that had the units in formations and stuff but that's not really 40K

Beta1
16-02-2005, 09:25:40
I was thinking more of the way the game turns into a production race rather than a actuall army v army battle.

Would have liked to have had the base building bit and the fighting seperated out.

It also seemd a little too gung-ho. The numbers of dreadnoughts downed in some games I have seen would have practically wiped out a chapters resources!

Shining1
18-02-2005, 01:32:41
Half-life II.
KOTOR (Haven't played 2 yet, but the first is utterly brilliant. A bit like Baldur's Gate but you can finish it much faster, it's more action oriented, and everything is voiced.)

And if you can afford the monthly sub, World of Warcraft. It's probably the perfect thing for a socially orientated gamer who wants to blow a spare 10 hours on a dull weekend.

Sir Penguin
18-02-2005, 02:54:35
I play Neverwinter Nights online. I bought the Platinum Edition on eBay for C$30, and there's no fee for online play. The servers where I play are more roleplaying-oriented than action-oriented, but it's great fun and you don't need to dedicate time to it to make it worth the money like you do with an MMORPG.

SP

Funkodrom
18-02-2005, 09:04:18
Originally posted by Shining1
Half-life II.
KOTOR (Haven't played 2 yet, but the first is utterly brilliant. A bit like Baldur's Gate but you can finish it much faster, it's more action oriented, and everything is voiced.)

And if you can afford the monthly sub, World of Warcraft. It's probably the perfect thing for a socially orientated gamer who wants to blow a spare 10 hours on a dull weekend.

Spare 10 hours? On a weekend? :eek:

zmama
18-02-2005, 11:52:35
MORPORKS aint fer you Funko

Funkodrom
18-02-2005, 12:10:42
What is a MORPORK anyway? (other than other half of ANKH)

I know what an MMORPG is.

Hang on... if it's a deliberate geek misspelling I'm not going to be amused. :bash:

zmama
18-02-2005, 12:30:42
Don't be amused then :D


Its also a species of owl that lives in NZ ;) Really cute little birdie

Funkodrom
18-02-2005, 12:34:00
That was bugging me yesterday, I naively thought that was too retarded even for geek speak. :rolleyes: :bash:

zmama
18-02-2005, 12:38:06
teeteehehehehehehehe

King_Ghidra
18-02-2005, 13:08:26
Originally posted by Funkodrom
Spare 10 hours? On a weekend? :eek:

why what do you do with your life you big bullshitter

even on a conservative estimate it would be easy to fit in 5 hours a day over two days

The Shaker
18-02-2005, 19:12:50
yuo've left out the farting time.

fp
18-02-2005, 19:21:57
and the time he has to spend in meetings.

fp
18-02-2005, 19:22:43
oh, btw, there's going to be an expansion pack for the Warhammer 40K game that adds the Imperial Guard as a playable faction.

HelloKitty
18-02-2005, 21:02:02
MMORPGs are not for the casual gamer unless you play COH. If he couldn't get through BG he should never try any MMO other than COH, and even then he should wait till COV is out with PVP.


ANyway, the games I recommend.

Sims2, with the new Uni expansion pack coming out in about 2 weeks. Awesome fun. It is the game most people expected sims 1 to be.

KOTOR 1 and 2. Even if you got bored with Bal Gate, KOTOR is much better.

Ever play Prince of Persia sand of time? Awesome game. Don't get the one that was released a few months ago though, it is ass.

GAl Civ is better than Civ 3 and cheap.

If you want to try a MMORPG many of them have free trial periods where you download the sofware and can play free for 2 weeks or more.

I know SWG is doing it, and the game has improved vastly. EQ1 is doing it, I think COH is planning to. AO has had a free trial for years now, etc.

Venom
19-02-2005, 03:24:23
Picked up Far Cry for $20.

HelloKitty
19-02-2005, 04:16:19
Far cry isn't bad IF you have a top of the line gaming rig. It came for free with my 6800 after my old setup fried :(

Venom
19-02-2005, 16:58:21
Now I have a top of the line gaming rig. So it's good.

Funkodrom
21-02-2005, 12:25:23
Originally posted by King_Ghidra
why what do you do with your life you big bullshitter

even on a conservative estimate it would be easy to fit in 5 hours a day over two days

Don't forget I mostly only see my girlfrend at weekends.

That and band stuff and going out and getting up late hungover etc. having people staying at our house or going to stay with other friends... I don't think I've actually used my computer at the weekend since I've been at the new house - although I would have used it more if we'd had broadband probably. Ann has though! :)

That said - 5 hours free on a weekend day might be doable every few weeks but not on both of them. With my current diary I don't have a free day at the weekend until April at the moment. (1st and 2nd and 8th and 9th).

I'm mainly going to be using it in the evenings I think.

Venom
21-02-2005, 13:15:30
Originally posted by Funkodrom
[B]Don't forget I mostly only see my girlfrend at weekends.
[B]

What are words that have never been said before by Funko?

King_Ghidra
21-02-2005, 13:19:38
that's a hell of a post

let me get my rosetta stone out and decipher it

Funkodrom
21-02-2005, 13:20:28
"Yes Venom I want you to keep trying to get me to sleep with you" - has never been said before by Funko.

Funkodrom
21-02-2005, 13:30:02
Originally posted by King_Ghidra
that's a hell of a post

let me get my rosetta stone out and decipher it

Mine or Venom's? :confused:

King_Ghidra
21-02-2005, 13:35:57
venom's

yours was far too sensible

Funkodrom
21-02-2005, 13:37:46
:(

I need to give up work so I have time for computer games.

zmama
21-02-2005, 14:15:01
??Venom's post made perfect sense

But then mr g's posts do to me, too :D

Funkodrom
21-02-2005, 14:42:26
Maybe K_G's never seen jeopardy.

Venom
21-02-2005, 16:25:12
KG must be retarded then.

Sir Penguin
21-02-2005, 21:26:34
He just thought he had it on rewind.

SP

Koshko
23-02-2005, 06:36:49
My computer won't run the newest stuff which is too bad because Blood Magic looked interesting.

Bergzwerg
01-03-2005, 13:50:24
HL2 and Doom III seem to both be cheap. Got them together for 40 from Amazon.

Venom
01-03-2005, 14:18:38
I keep seeing HL2 for 45 bucks on websites, but then every store has it for 55. I'm not breaking my 40$ rule.

Bergzwerg
01-03-2005, 14:26:59
RRP here is 39.99

Amazon had it for 26.99.

Amazon.com has it at the standard US RRP.

I guess the problem here is that I could just have downloaded it from steampowered.com for $49.99 which is about 27!

Bergzwerg
01-03-2005, 14:27:45
There's a couple of new/and used on Amazon.com that are about $30.

zmama
01-03-2005, 14:31:37
hehehe

I was about to say that, then I got caught up looking at guitars on Amazon. That's sumthin new!

Bergzwerg
01-03-2005, 14:34:21
Not that new, I saw them when I was looking for mandolins.

zmama
01-03-2005, 14:38:27
*shrug* it said beta

Question...is it ok to buy a used copy of HL2? Or is does the steam crap make that unusable?

Venom
01-03-2005, 14:39:37
I have 3 new games now. I need time to finish them first.

Bergzwerg
01-03-2005, 14:43:33
Originally posted by zmama
*shrug* it said beta

Odd... I didn't see beta!

Chris
01-03-2005, 14:54:47
Originally posted by Venom
I have 3 new games now. I need time to finish them first. What did ya get?

The new site needs non strat reviews, so i could use some. :)

Venom
01-03-2005, 15:31:29
I have FarCry, Pacific Fighters, and Dangerous Waters...well DW is on the way at least.

Chris
03-03-2005, 10:08:36
Write some, when you get a chance, I'm almost ready to launch.

Funko
15-03-2005, 09:17:33
Played about half an hour each of my three new PC games yesterday -

Doom III - fuck this is scary. (and haven't they stolen a lot from half life - ok, probably every fps since half life has), I have lost all ability to control FPS games. Looks amazing.

Chaos League - I installed this on my old machine but it was way too slow. Looks pretty good here. I need more practice.

Half Life 2 - what the fuck is going on? But in an absolutely brilliant way. Once again I seem to have got into a half life game without having any idea what the plot's going to be. Anyone spoiling it will be killed. - I still can't control FPS games but at least the intro here is a bit more gentle. There are regular relatively long loads but it totally doesn't matter.

They all run in max resolution/detail too which is good.

Venom
15-03-2005, 13:24:59
Originally posted by Chris
Write some, when you get a chance, I'm almost ready to launch.

I'll write a review for Pacific Fighters. That game pissed me off. And so has Ubisoft.

zmama
15-03-2005, 13:56:43
Yes, your best stuff is when you're royally annoyed! :D

Venom
15-03-2005, 14:59:45
Are you trying to say my other stuff is crap? My Medal of Honor review is gold!

zmama
15-03-2005, 15:28:12
The pissed off stuff is funnier :D

Venom
15-03-2005, 15:51:18
Probably because you're laughing at me and not with me.

MDA
15-03-2005, 18:00:51
Originally posted by Funko
There are regular relatively long loads but it totally doesn't matter.

It got really frustrating when I decided to play through a second time, but I barely noticed the first time through.

Funko
15-03-2005, 21:59:38
To be honest, it's good to get a second to catch your breath.

Fistandantilus
15-03-2005, 23:30:46
Originally posted by Funko
To be honest, it's good to get a second to catch your breath.

That's a sign you're getting old :p

Venom
16-03-2005, 01:08:56
Seriously. You're a pussy.

Funko
17-03-2005, 10:38:30
I've always been a pussy. Doom II scared the shit out of me.

MDA
17-03-2005, 15:09:14
I need the breaks when I'm driving the hoverboat. That thing makes me nauseous.

Venom
17-03-2005, 17:08:40
Originally posted by Funko
I've always been a pussy. Doom II scared the shit out of me.

It's amazing you can even walk at all with your extremely clenched vagina.

Funko
17-03-2005, 17:11:56
I can't walk!

Played about 5 random games of Chaos League yesterday to try and get the hang of it after the initial venture into a campaign was a bit tough. Really liked it. Found it a bit easy though... in the last game I beat an evenly matched team 6-0 with only 8 men (one sent off). Wonder if there's a difficulty setting...

Mind you, that was with really bad teams, so no spells or anything.

Funko
19-04-2005, 14:58:44
Back on Half-Life 2 at the weekend after a month off. :o

It's really, really good. The story is a bit linear, if you do find a branch in the set path it's normally a brief one to get special stuff, but it doesn't really matter so far.

I kept finding myself thinking "Ooooh, that's clever, you bastards!"