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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by EvilGenius, Feb 23, 2009.
This, though I really prefer computer games to be played on a desktop platform.
Which one got the better graphics card?
Are there any games out there that are like Fallout 3? For some reason I really like the exploratory nature of Fallout 3 with the FPS aspect. I've played Call of Duty, Bad Company 2, and one other which I don't remember and they just fell flat for me.
I can't wait for Fallout: New Las Vegas or whatever it's called to show up.
You should be practicing dry fire drills at home.
Borderlands, Metro 2033 and if you are willing to go back a few years S.T.A.L.K.E.R.
Well if you put it that way...
I've never heard them being called raiders in English (but the term is a correct translation), I was briefly in special forces as an officer (those with a degree are eligible for that, longer service but more responsibilities), and did the "unorthodox war school" as we called it in Rentina, where the 1st Raider/Paratrooper Brigade is stationed...
Ah, very cool. There are a lot of military guy's playing ArmA 2/OA. Depending on how you play it, it can be done with strategy or it can be done with a heavy hand. Usually a little of both works best.
A customer's check bounced a few days ago, I think I'll take the heavy hand for now...
Still kinda annoyed with myself for missing PAX East.
I'd like to go to PAX some day. I got to meet 'Gabe' and 'Tycho' at Comic Con '09.
How important is the FPS aspect? If you're up for a more fantasy setting, with fighting but not so much shooting, check out Morrowind and Oblivion (both made by the same folks that made Fallout 3), and Dragon's Age.
I'm a big fan of the Mass Effect games, but they don't have quite the 'huge open world' sense that Fallout 3 does. But they're still a lot more exploratory than the average shooter. I thought the first one was pretty fantastic, despite some UI shortcomings (inventory management was a PITA, for example).
Borderlands is worth a mention, as well. Again, the world is less detailed than Fallout 3, but there's still a good bit of exploration and side missions to be done.
I've also got Red Dead Redemption and found the 3rd person aspect left me feeling as an observer, not a participant. The game failed to capture my imagination.
It's been too long since I read penny arcade.
Mass Effect does a good job of covering the time. Not a vast connected area, but many smaller ones. All fighting is real time, but the biotics give some additional strategies.
Mass Effect 1 is quite nice, but got that messed up inventory system, you end up with the specter weapons anyways. Leveling is a bit complicated, too. Free planet missions are sometimes a bit annoying.
Mass Effect 2 is much more refined, planet missions are nicer now, biotics system is perfect (for me at least). Leveling is a bit too easy now and there isn't really any inventory anymore. No more hoarding of objects.
Mass Effect 3 could be great.
Dragon Age is quite nice, too. More story and a bit less action than Mass Effect.
I miss Mass Effect, I never finished the first one, but can't get interested in buying the second or third one.
Started arma2 last night, by the time I was hopping off the heli I was half asleep with all these un-skipable in-game videos...
Looks good so far though, I set the graphics at very high but it was cracking up a bit so high for me... I might even go medium and set view to the farthest (it's now 3/4 but I haven't tried any scoped weapons)..
You should, the last two missions are the best of the game in my opinion.
You can skip them, if you know how.
You need to unpbo the mission files and do some editing to text files though. Honestly, I wouldn't even bother with the 'missions' they have in the game.
I hope Gears of war 3 doesn't have all that lag problems. Other wise is should be a awesome shooter game!