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What games other than adventure games are you playing?

Discussion in 'Everything but Adventure Games' started by Fnord, Jul 25, 2013.

  1. Traveller2

    Traveller2 Member

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    Thanks! :)))) Thanks for the feedback, Fnord, I'm all into simulations and am doing PSX and SNES as well. Planning to do Chrono Trigger soon...I'll be visiting a lot more often, because suddenly I am getting email notifications of replies on threads, where I hadn't before.
    Has anybody mentioned yet that Dragon Age 3 has been pushed back YET AGAIN, this time until November? :eek:

    Heheh Stiler, Risen 3 already? I always seem to be one game behind with that... :p

    Oh, btw, I have a new Steam account, I must look for the JA group there...
     
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  2. Stiler

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    Yeah it was sooooo disappointing to hear about the DA: Inquisition delay (yet again), a little over a month delay, was the next 'big" game I was looking forward to.

    Still there's a TON of games coming in October to make up for it.

    Alien Isolation
    Evolve
    Civilization: Beyond Earth
    Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor
    Lords of the Fallen
    Sunset Overdrive
     
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  3. Fnord

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    I'm glad that they are not rushing DA:I though. DA 2 suffered from some rather clear signs of being rushed, so hopefully EA has learnt from their mistakes and will give the game the time it needs.


    As for the steam group, it can be found here.
     
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  4. Tincup2

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    @ Fnord - Have it! ...
    Another one I need to tackle. Pretty amazing too from my first look at it.
     
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  5. Traveller2

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    Btw! I wonder if there might still be any interest in strategy games around here? :p The only new strategy I've picked up lately has been Dragon Knight Commander, but I'm always hungry for new strategy....

    Anyway, thanks for the link to the Steam group. My Name there now is Almalexia2. :p I'll be sending you all friend requests, k?
     
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  6. Fnord

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    I think you'll like the recent Age of Wonders 3, it's really good. In terms of gameplay, it's somewhere between Age of Wonders 1 & 2, taking many of the parts that made the first AoW so special (in particular the hero customization), but also fixing the rather serious balance issues and cities work more like in AoW 2 (which in my opinion was a better system).

    I'm also a big fan of Dominions 4 though it's a game best played in multiplayer (it has excellent play by mail support), and the wiki is currently down. For most games the lack of a wiki is not a huge issue, but has Dominions has so much going on, having it as a quick source of reference is invaluable.

    I've also heard a lot of good about Pandora: First Contact, though I'm still waiting for a good sale for that one.
     
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  7. Stiler

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    There has been some great strategy comes to come out recently in the past few months.

    As Fnord mentioned some great ones.

    I would add to the list:

    Banished (Good indie strategy game built around building up your city with a focus on trading and survival through harsh elements).
    Warlock 2: Master of the Arcane (Turn based fantasy strategy game, similar to Age of Wonders but with its own charm)
    Eador: Masters of the broken world (this one was released last year but overlooked by many people)
    Europa Universalis IV and it's expansions (If you like the Civ games you'll enjoy this one, more depth to it overall).


    There are also two strategy games I know of on "early access" (this means they are in development and not finished).

    King's Bounty: Dark Side (If you played any of the other King's Bounty game sthen you know what to expect, but this time you play on the well...dark side, you can be a vampire and all sorts of other neat things).
    Legends of Eisenwald (Similar to King's bounty, a turn based strategy game focused on the story and building up of your heroes set in a low fantasy setting).
     
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  8. Traveller2

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    Hi guys! Wow, thanks for all of that useful info... I'm going to have to get used to being back here and to checking in here often; you guys are gr8. I'll have a look at all of those- I think I may have the Eador game in my GOG library already, tho not dlded it yet. Playing Dominions via mail sounds cool - I've never done that before...
     
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  9. Fnord

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    But EU4 & Warlock 2 are on sale on Humble store right now. I would personally recommend EU4 over Warlock 2, as while Warlock 2 is a good game, it still has some issues with the AI (it's not as bad as in the first warlock, but it's still not all that good). At least some of the changes they made between Warlock 1 & 2 makes it so that you can't abuse the system to the same extent (in Warlock 1 the winning strategy was to stack buffs on powerful units, like old trolls, that's not quite as effective in Warlock 2), and the AI is a bit better at coping with this. It still does not seem to realize that you should do that, but you won't steamroll the AI with powerful buff-stacked units.
     
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  10. Traveller2

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    Hi guys. I checked out Eador games and saw there were comments that the second game, Masters of the Broken World is very buggy? How do the first and second Eador compare?
     
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  11. Fnord

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    They are more or less identical. During my attempt at the game, I noticed no major bugs, so it would seem like they've fixed most of the major ones.
     
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  12. Traveller2

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    Cool. Thanks Fnord!
     
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    I played the first Van Helsing game, Trav.

    Virtually no story and kind of short, but good looking with plenty of fun action.

    Cheers, Terry
     
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  15. Traveller2

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    Hey Terry! It's so good to see you! Hope you are well and still gaming away. :) Thanks for the heads up.
     
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  16. Fnord

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    I second this. It's a fun ARPG with a good combat system, but it hardly has a story.
     
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  17. markornikov

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    I've joined the beta of Elite: Dangerous. It has everything a space sim should have: trading, ship tweaking, missions, piracy, etc.

    At first i was a bit overwelmed by the gameplay mechanics, this game doesn't let you fly towards and dock at a station with one simple click of the button. Dropping out of cruise speed, flying into the station and landing at the right landing path takes a lot of precision work. To complicate things, docking at a station is limited by a timer, failing to do so results in a fine or being shot into pieces.
    All this adds to the realism of the game, although it can be a bit frustrating at times.

    The one thing that bother me though is the dullness of the universe: generic space stations, bland star systems, etc. I wish there was more fun exploring the universe, unless i missed something or maybe they'll add this later.
     
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  18. Andromus

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    Just discovered Letter Quest, a Bookworm Adventures clone. Doesn't hit quite the same level of whimsical charm, but it does have more RPG elements. Lots of stuff to unlock and equip, quests to earn currency, etc.
     
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  19. Traveller2

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    Let's hope they make Elite:D more interesting re it's world, Marko!

    Hey Andromus, I've been spying you playing Letter Quest and thought it was an adventure game, actually... (yeah, I'm totally out of it...)

    Since my main hard drive literally melted about a month ago, I lost thousands and thousands of game saves, including my almost totally completed playthrough of Skyrim, my FONV (which was only half-done ) and many more. In any case, I have now restarted the mentioned 2 games but it's BOOORRRING to replay!

    Also got a new strategy called Fallen Enchantress Legendary heroes. Looks quite involved, so I'm still getting into it.
     
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  20. Andromus

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    Heh, I guess it does sound like it should be some sort of King's Quest parody. Nope, it's Boggle with weapons and damage buffs and the like.
     
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