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#31 Robsy128

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 08:46 AM

I was going to start another thread, but I'll just post it here. Does anyone know of a good space RTS with economy building, army building, missions, diplomatic reasoning, etc? Maybe even some research in there? I was looking on Steam earlier and I found the X package for sale. It's single-player, though... I'm not sure whether that's a good game or not. I also saw Sins of a Solar Empire, but apparently it's really laggy, even with an amazing computer?

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 01:28 PM

I haven't really played any space sims myself, but have heard that the X-Series is pretty good. I also found this game:

http://scp.indiegames.us/

FreeSpace 2, which is free game, that seems to be mostly complete. Not sure of the features, but since it's free, I see no reason not to try it. Hope that helps.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 03:40 PM

-Return to Castle Wolfenstein (2001)
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-Very good
-I'm not big on FPS but I enjoyed this one. I liked the story and setting. Pacing and variety of encounters was quite good as well. Bosses and tougher areas got me killed a lot, but are easy once you figure them out. Dying isn't a problem as you can save at any time, and have multiple saves. The only disappointment is that you can't kill your superior, since you learn to hate him. I played on normal difficulty.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 12:29 AM

I bought X3: Terran Conflict and X3: Albion Prelude. I haven't even played AB yet because I've been so busy with Terran Conflict. It's not an RTS game - it's a space simulator with a very steep learning curve. I think I clicked on the wrong thing, because I was thrust into the game without any kind of tutorial. There isn't really an endgame that I know of. Think of it as Skyrim, in space, with a character you never see and a very open world. There are missions, and it's slow paced to begin with (I spent about 4 hours just trading in the game to get some money flowing). I'm still pretty new, but there are a lot of guides out there to help you on your way. Now I'm a fighter pilot commanding 3 freight ships to trade and make me rich whilst I fly around and perform missions :D
I can understand why a lot of people don't like this game. It's not easy to get into and it's very slow paced. Some people may even call it grindy, but it's an interesting game where you start out with nothing and have to make your own way around the solar system (I've played for 30 hours on Steam and I still haven't even found mapped a quarter of the solar system!). Sooner or later, you'll find yourself micro-managing ships and building up your own fleet/empire. I give it 8/10.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 02:16 AM

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- Kingdoms of Amalur : Reckoning
-Genre(s) - RPG
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-Opinion
Pretty solid game, the story was alright but I don't really care for stories in games, I play for completion and the action. The only skills you should mind leveling up in the beginning are blacksmithing, alchemy, detect hidden, and sagecraft. If you got bored of Skyrims slow and boring combat, try this game.
-Review
From the beginning it's easy to get the feel of the game. Get used to dodging attacks and I recommend doing the side quests just to easily get the trophies/achievements early one.
-Score
9.5/10
On hard, it's pretty easy. Maybe not easy for all, but I recommend playing it your first time through on hard just to get the full experience.
Extra background:

An open-world action RPG, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is set in Amalur, a rich and deeply immersive world underpinned by 10,000 years history, created by 22 time New York Times bestselling author, R.A. Salvatore. Immersing players in a rich, living, breathing open-world dripping with magic and rife with danger, underpinned by strong storytelling, Reckoning lets players define their destiny as they engage in intense action combat while exploring the huge, vibrant and varied world of Amalur as envisioned by the visionary creator of Spawn and acclaimed artist, Todd McFarlane. Designed by open-world RPG legend Ken Rolston, Reckoning offers players unparalleled choice in a world of infinite possibility. Together, the visionaries and development team behind Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning are creating a game that aims to forever change the RPG genre.

Edited by Skyy, 10 April 2012 - 02:26 AM.


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Posted 10 April 2012 - 05:40 PM

i was extremely bored and was looking for something to play - i found poxnora - available on steam or on its website - its free (it has a in game shop which you dont need) - its a turn based online tabletop game - like warhammer or chess...it can even be played in a browser/java... its really sweet...there are bazillions of units and skills...really nice...i only wished they would make within the same franchise a more building oriented strategy game (like master of magic)....try it out, its great

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 03:51 AM

I really don't know what to play waiting for GW2.

There's only so many times I can run through the Diablo 3 Beta.

Really only feel like playing MMOs or games similar to Diablo. Ugh.

#38 Denzy

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 01:01 PM

I have been playing BF3, waiting for GW2 to come out - but for some reason I came across a screenshot or video clip months ago of some SAS/Marine shooter game that appeared to be about saving hostages or performing stealth based strategies to end the mission.

Does anyone have any recommendations? Looking for PC version if available. I dont know the official name of the category, but I assume its something like "tactical shooter"?

Cheers.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 01:10 PM

You could try SWAT 4 if you like hostage rescue and non linear/ non scripted tactics

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 01:23 PM

Yep! Spot on. That's the sort of game I have been wanting to try out. Hopefully it does well to meet my expectations :)

Cheers for that. To bad it's not on Steam. Need to try and buy/download it from somewhere now.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 06:00 PM

The Total War series, nuff said.

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 11:37 PM

View PostRobsy128, on 05 April 2012 - 08:46 AM, said:

I was going to start another thread, but I'll just post it here. Does anyone know of a good space RTS with economy building, army building, missions, diplomatic reasoning, etc? Maybe even some research in there?

I think what you are looking for doesnt exist as a real time strategy. I *strongly* recomend Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri :) Its turn based but It has all other things that you mentioned and much more

Regards

Edited by Luj1, 16 May 2012 - 11:41 PM.


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Posted 17 May 2012 - 04:17 PM

View PostLuj1, on 16 May 2012 - 11:37 PM, said:

I think what you are looking for doesnt exist as a real time strategy. I *strongly* recomend Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri :) Its turn based but It has all other things that you mentioned and much more

Regards

The closest thing would be Sins of a Solar Empire Trinity, more combat oriented, but with some diplomacy and economy aspects.

Edited by tijo, 17 May 2012 - 04:18 PM.


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Posted 19 May 2012 - 11:04 PM

Journey

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Metacritic 92/100
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Posted 14 July 2012 - 04:00 PM

Dark Souls
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Xbox 360, PS3, coming to PC
metacritic 89/100 for critic reviews, 8.1/10 for user reviews. It's a pretty good game, but it's really hard. Scream and cry in frustration hard.

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 02:42 AM

QUESTION! Do you guys think its worth it to buy battlefield 3 now? it took them 6 years to go form battlefield 2 to 3, think people will keep playing it for the next 6-12 months? how many single player missions are there? How come I can't find it on steam?

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 09:46 PM

There are still over a thousand people playing Battlefield Bad Company 2 at any given time, so I don't think you have to worry about Battlefield 3 dying anytime soon. The single player is known to be bad, buy it only if you plan to play multiplayer. It isn't on steam, since EA has their own digital distribution platform now, Origin, and they have been releasing many of their games on Origin only to cut out the middle man.

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 01:50 AM

View PostRamun Flame, on 26 July 2012 - 09:46 PM, said:

There are still over a thousand people playing Battlefield Bad Company 2 at any given time, so I don't think you have to worry about Battlefield 3 dying anytime soon. The single player is known to be bad, buy it only if you plan to play multiplayer. It isn't on steam, since EA has their own digital distribution platform now, Origin, and they have been releasing many of their games on Origin only to cut out the middle man.

how long do you think it will be until battlefield 4 comes out?

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 08:09 AM

^ 2014, roughly. I wouldn't worry about bf4 right now.

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 04:07 AM

just beat GTA IV, gotta give it 9/10, I loved it. Few anoying things like traffic, and the police, but damn good game.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 07:12 PM

Anna

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 08:27 AM

-Tribes: Ascend
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-From the two matches + training games I've played, the game is excellent. It's pretty fast-paced, but not so much that players can't follow the battle easily. It's also F2P. From my understanding, there's nothing you can get with cash that you can't get in-game if you put the time in (correct me if I'm wrong). The screenshots may make it look reminiscent of Halo, but it's very different (for better or worse).

Available on Steam or here.

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 08:12 PM

View PostSkyy, on 10 April 2012 - 02:16 AM, said:


- Kingdoms of Amalur : Reckoning
-Genre(s) - RPG
-System(s) - PS3 (also on PC & xbox)
-Opinion
Pretty solid game, the story was alright but I don't really care for stories in games, I play for completion and the action. The only skills you should mind leveling up in the beginning are blacksmithing, alchemy, detect hidden, and sagecraft. If you got bored of Skyrims slow and boring combat, try this game.
-Review
From the beginning it's easy to get the feel of the game. Get used to dodging attacks and I recommend doing the side quests just to easily get the trophies/achievements early one.
-Score
9.5/10
On hard, it's pretty easy. Maybe not easy for all, but I recommend playing it your first time through on hard just to get the full experience.
Extra background:

An open-world action RPG, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is set in Amalur, a rich and deeply immersive world underpinned by 10,000 years history, created by 22 time New York Times bestselling author, R.A. Salvatore. Immersing players in a rich, living, breathing open-world dripping with magic and rife with danger, underpinned by strong storytelling, Reckoning lets players define their destiny as they engage in intense action combat while exploring the huge, vibrant and varied world of Amalur as envisioned by the visionary creator of Spawn and acclaimed artist, Todd McFarlane. Designed by open-world RPG legend Ken Rolston, Reckoning offers players unparalleled choice in a world of infinite possibility. Together, the visionaries and development team behind Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning are creating a game that aims to forever change the RPG genre.


Great game. Very underrated

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 11:01 AM

Castle Raid on iOS:

RTS Single-Device Multiplayer game = very good fun for journeys:



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Posted 27 September 2012 - 11:48 AM

Can I be the first person to recommend Guild Wars 2? :D I give it a 9.8/10. It would be 10 if I could get into dungeons more easily with some kind of party-search tool like they had in the original GW :)

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 10:06 PM

Faster Than Light:

Genre: Roguelike-like spaceship sim (single-player)
Rating: 9/10 (edge 9 btw!)
Comments: Exceptionally fun and affordable and replayable game (steam, gog, website etc).

Xenonauts:

Genre: TBS (xcom remake)
Rating: 8/10
Comments: Alternative to XCOM (2012) - really faithful remake indie.

Desktop Dungeons:

Genre: Roguelike
Rating: 9/10
Comments: It's free! And it's great a bit like a roguelike solitaire-rpg.

If you are developing a taste for Indie games at this point: watch this vid:

http://video.pbs.org/video/2287049951

Artemis: Spaceship Bridge Simulator:

http://www.artemis.eochu.com/

Genre: Co-op teamplay spaceship simulator
Rating: 10/10 (it's exceptional!)
Comments: have a browse of the website, if you have some friends and all chip in, you can lan/connect your computers and play some awesome scenarios (+ beer and pizza). Such a cool concept.

Edited by Turambar, 15 October 2012 - 10:12 PM.


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Posted 06 March 2013 - 10:07 PM

Kentucky Route Zero (act I)

point and click, adventure

PC, Mac OS X

Metacritic 81/100

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 02:10 PM

Mark of the Ninja [aka 2D Dishonored]


Genre/s: Stealth, action, platforming

System/s: PC (& I think XboxLive...don't quote me)

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Score: 9/10 MUST PLAY - anyone who plays this basically agrees it's HELLA fun

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 08:39 PM

TOMB RAIDER
action-adventure, platform, survival
Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
metacritic: 84/100      8.6/10

Tomb Raider uses an interconnected hub-and-spoke
model that combines action-adventure, (including
character progression, skills upgrades, side-quests
and craft system), platforming, exploration, and
survival mechanics. The game is presented in third
person perspective, and the player takes control of
the lead character, Lara Croft. Karl Stewart said
that the game's campaign will last between 12 and
15 hours.Along with the main story, players will
have the chance to do multiple side quests,
explore the island, revisit places, and search
for challenge tombs.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 05:19 PM

I also recommend Tomb Raider! It's amazing and quite possibly one of the best games I have played in a long time.




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