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Finished Red Faction 2. The first one was awful, the second was thankfully better but stil has many flaws. The difficulty is absurd, you get swarmed by an army on later levels, the story could have been better and the ending is just bad.

 

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Re: What are you playing right now?
Finished Red Faction 2. The first one was awful, the second was thankfully better but stil has many flaws. The difficulty is absurd, you get swarmed by an army on later levels, the story could have been better and the ending is just bad.
Heh, I pretty much have the exact opposite opinion.  I found the first entertaining, albeit rather straightforward, but the second felt like kind of a goofy mess.

 
Re: What are you playing right now?
SPIDERS!  :shaking:

My impression so far is that System Shock 2 is pretty much Bioshock if it were actually challenging (and had lesser graphics). I've heard of scarce resources but this is unbelievable. Every ammo pack is precious, nanites seem plentiful but are gone in seconds whenever really useful, and Cybernetic Modules are the Holy ****ing Grail!

I am loving this! It's so rare a game manages to make me play so conservatively at all times. It really makes you feel like you have to be making the full use of all your abilities to survive, rather than always having some easy out to fall back on in an emergency. Fantastic!
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Finished Red Faction 2. The first one was awful, the second was thankfully better but stil has many flaws. The difficulty is absurd, you get swarmed by an army on later levels, the story could have been better and the ending is just bad.
Heh, I pretty much have the exact opposite opinion.  I found the first entertaining, albeit rather straightforward, but the second felt like kind of a goofy mess.

Seconded.
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Also since BT traces its roots to the 80s I've been putting together an 80s style playlist for matches.  Some 80s action movie osts, a bit of Jan Hammer, the 80s style ME1 tracks.  Man stomping across the battlefield to the Terminator Theme is awesome.

Play... list? Is that some sort of automatic-cassette-changing device for your boom box?

Sure let me explain, my unit was part of an Op that secured an old Star Leaque cache and one of the interesting pieces of recovered LosTech was a device that allows me to stream music off the HPG network and play it in my mech.  Pretty crazy right?  Beats having to make mix tapes hollow.
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Heh, I pretty much have the exact opposite opinion.  I found the first entertaining, albeit rather straightforward, but the second felt like kind of a goofy mess.

Yeah, the second has a goofy feeling to it, just look at Sopov. As for the first, I'll never forgive the stealth mission with the suit.


SPIDERS!  :shaking:

My impression so far is that System Shock 2 is pretty much Bioshock if it were actually challenging (and had lesser graphics). I've heard of scarce resources but this is unbelievable. Every ammo pack is precious, nanites seem plentiful but are gone in seconds whenever really useful, and Cybernetic Modules are the Holy ****ing Grail!

I am loving this! It's so rare a game manages to make me play so conservatively at all times. It really makes you feel like you have to be making the full use of all your abilities to survive, rather than always having some easy out to fall back on in an emergency. Fantastic!

Are you using the mods that enhance it? SS2 pretty much has its own FSO.
« Last Edit: April 17, 2013, 11:29:31 am by Sarafan »

 
Re: What are you playing right now?
StarSlayer, you should probably try and add some Blood Dragon music to your list when it releases.
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StarSlayer, you should probably try and add some Blood Dragon music to your list when it releases.

Yep that's going to be in the queue soon as I can get it. :D
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Re: What are you playing right now?
SPIDERS!  :shaking:

My impression so far is that System Shock 2 is pretty much Bioshock if it were actually challenging (and had lesser graphics). I've heard of scarce resources but this is unbelievable. Every ammo pack is precious, nanites seem plentiful but are gone in seconds whenever really useful, and Cybernetic Modules are the Holy ****ing Grail!

I am loving this! It's so rare a game manages to make me play so conservatively at all times. It really makes you feel like you have to be making the full use of all your abilities to survive, rather than always having some easy out to fall back on in an emergency. Fantastic!

IMHO, System Shock 2 is quite easily among the, if not THE, best game(s) ever made.

Try it on Impossible sometime.  I say "try" because it's unlikely you'll make it very far at all, particularly if PsyOps.  The first playtrhough I ever attempted (Normal difficulty) was so bloody difficult I had to go into the INI files and turn off weapon degradation and turn down the monster respawns (they cannot be completely disabled) because I barely managed 10 minutes of gameplay.  I have since finished the untweaked game on Hard, but only after learning the core mechanics in 3 earlier playthroughs.

That said, wonderful, wonderful game.  It and Deus Ex revolutionized first-person gameplay.
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Re: What are you playing right now?
My only real problem with System Shock 2 so far is that hacking is chance-based. I hate chance-based game mechanics.

Hacking in the first game was far superior: either some logic puzzles or flying around in Cyberspace, which was a lot of fun. The point though was that if you failed, it was your own damn fault, not just the RNG being a dick.
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Re: What are you playing right now?
I'm playing Ace Combat 5. I never finished it the first time, and I accidentally wiped my save game the other day so I have to do it all again!

It's either that or Hawken, GalCiv2 or Battlefield 2.
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Re: What are you playing right now?
I'm playing Ace Combat 5. I never finished it the first time, and I accidentally wiped my save game the other day so I have to do it all again!

I so hope that the PCSX2 team can get that game running properly. Ever since my PS2 died, I've been missing my AC.
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Re: What are you playing right now?
Currently brainstorming with another guy in my training company over a tabletop implementation of some kind of Halo game.  Good times to be had making the game, hopefully good times to be had playing the game in subsequent weekends.

 

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Re: What are you playing right now?
Currently brainstorming with another guy in my training company over a tabletop implementation of some kind of Halo game.  Good times to be had making the game, hopefully good times to be had playing the game in subsequent weekends.

strategy or rpg?
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Re: What are you playing right now?
I'm playing Ace Combat 5. I never finished it the first time, and I accidentally wiped my save game the other day so I have to do it all again!

I got the 3DS Ace Combat (Assault Horizon Legacy) and I've really enjoyed playing it. That series is one of the reasons I'm deliberating getting a pre-owned PS2 so I can try some older games.

 

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Re: What are you playing right now?
Currently brainstorming with another guy in my training company over a tabletop implementation of some kind of Halo game.  Good times to be had making the game, hopefully good times to be had playing the game in subsequent weekends.

See this. Less Halo and more Quake, but insanely fun nonetheless.
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Re: What are you playing right now?
The craigslist rental housing game, where posters try to find the best tenant for their apartment/home, viewers try to find the best housing arrangement, scammers try to scam, and weirdos try to do unpredictable weird stuff. If you're using craigslist to look for rental housing and you don't realize it's a game, then arguably you're already losing. :p


SPIDERS!  :shaking:
The spiders in SS2 are terrifying, and I'm not in the least bit arachnophobic IRL.

There are a bunch of good mods to upgrade the graphics. Also a good spoiler-free guide if you haven't seen it yet.


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My only real problem with System Shock 2 so far is that hacking is chance-based. I hate chance-based game mechanics.

Hacking in the first game was far superior: either some logic puzzles or flying around in Cyberspace, which was a lot of fun. The point though was that if you failed, it was your own damn fault, not just the RNG being a dick.
I liked the chance-based hacking etc., although I was generally risk averse. If things looked iffy, I usually reattempted the hack rather than continue.

It's probably less of an issue if the RNG is something high-quality like the Mersenne twister, but I have no idea what SS2 uses. It might just be something from the C standard library.


EDIT 2: That SS2 and Deus Ex still blow people away today just shows how the high system requirements of many recent games are not strictly necessary to have a superb game. The fundamentals -- story, gameplay, writing, sound, VA, level design, etc. -- still matter above all else. (Granted, SS2/DX might well have been demanding when they were released.)
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Re: What are you playing right now?
Currently brainstorming with another guy in my training company over a tabletop implementation of some kind of Halo game.  Good times to be had making the game, hopefully good times to be had playing the game in subsequent weekends.

strategy or rpg?

RPG.  It's sort of ended up fairly generic in implementation, so we might end up using it for anything from Halo to Starship Troopers to I-don't-know-what.

It's really just a project to mess around and have fun on the weekends.

 

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cool, bet you could do some fast paced stuff with a Halo game
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