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January 26, 2004 12:01:25 AM

Hmmm I've been thinking about getting another PC game but I don't know what I should get. I hate games that have anything to do with military (Like Vietcong for example or anything else current military related) and shoot em up games. I prefer to play fantasy games but sometimes I'll venture into sci-fi. I'm looking for a good quality game with a GOOD STORYLINE and ok graphics (doesn't have to be the best). Please don't mention KOTR because I'm just finishing up Morrowind and I don't want to play another game that is HUGE. What are your thoughts?

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January 26, 2004 3:06:32 AM

You're limited by your gaming preferences. Most cater to the quick thrill.

I've never played it, but <b>Beyond Good and Evil</b> was voted the year's best adventure game at Gamespot.com

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January 26, 2004 10:12:49 PM

Everquest.

FAR CRY - graphics is awesome.

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January 26, 2004 10:30:20 PM

I'm still waiting for Thief 3 and Fable, both for X-box, but I know Thief 3 will be on PC also. I don't know if that's your style or not.

Right now I don't really have any other fantasy games I'm interested in. Even when I walk through the game section at the store nothing really catches my attention.
January 26, 2004 10:31:20 PM

Thanks I'll check that one out, I've heard about it but never looked into it.
January 28, 2004 10:59:21 AM

Deus Ex: Invisible War, get it. I downloaded the demo and now I think im going to get it. I had hours of fun just playing with the awesome physics system and the graphics are pretty decent. It's a sci-fi type game that is a mix between action/rpg, I have the original and the storyline is one of the best ones I have ever seen or heard. I'm pretty sure the game is linear, meaning its not as big as Morrowind (that game is huge) but its not confined either.

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January 28, 2004 1:10:43 PM

try Neverwinter Nights if u havent played it already thats an rpg with yur usual swords and [-peep-]. not a bad game and while there is usually a fair bit to do at any given time it is very structured and looks pretty good as well.

also am getting into star wars knights of the old republic. thats a 3rd person rpg. have only been playing it for a bit but again it seems nice and structured with plenty of compact quests to complete. the only off put for u there is that while swords and light sabers are used alot (with a nice idea brought into the game to explain why swords are still used) there are also blasters etc (all running under D&D rules) so u have guns basically with attack ratings. it annoyed me for a bit but i have gotten to like the game lots.

also it has another plus point in that u can be a jedi. har har. even non starwars ppl secretly want to be jedi and make vrrrrm noises while swinging a brush handle although in the game it takes like 5 mins to become a jedi and its kinda underwhelming BUT STILL!!! :D 

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January 28, 2004 7:53:36 PM

another advantage of neverwinter nights is the large amount of user-created modules. lets you pick the depth of the adventure that you want to take on. some of the mods are so good that i've really never gotten around to playing the campaign that came with the game (or the expansion packs).
January 29, 2004 12:25:47 AM

Get neverwinter nights and the two expansion packs. It's a lot of game play. You have so many options with the characters in that game that it's great for MP gameplay as well.

It has a linear story but a handfull of side quests as well.

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January 29, 2004 4:38:32 AM

You should have listed what games you've PLAYED.

My Top Five Favorite Games Of All Time (so far):
1. Half Life
2. StarCraft
3. Star Wars Galaxies
4. Diablo II
5. Freelancer
January 29, 2004 11:58:14 AM

lol. with the exception of halflife u really need to find a better top 5 :p 

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January 29, 2004 6:11:27 PM

All opinions. Just opinions. I could have put Jedi Knight II in there or Ghost Recon or Serious Sam II or a bunch of others, but the games up there are the ones that have gobbled up the most hours :) 

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January 29, 2004 6:36:28 PM

Hmmm...

Serious Sam, Freelancer, Neverwinter Nights, Jedi Knight II, Age of Empires, any Tom Clancy Game, max payne

Those come to mind real quick as time gobblers

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January 29, 2004 6:37:15 PM

Oh, and Unreal Tournament...the best game ever!

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January 29, 2004 8:01:50 PM

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"I hate games that have anything to do with military (Like Vietcong for example or anything else current military related) and shoot em up games."
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The poster doesn't care for shooters, so Unreal Tournament, and others probably aren't good suggestions. (I will say I used to not care for FPS until I tried MOHAA, that one changed my mind real quick)

Anyways...Neverwinter Nights is a good one, especially what other people have said about it(the user made adventures, some of which are better than the original campaign). Temple of Elemental Evil is another game based on the D&D rules. This one, however has gotten mixed reviews from critics and players alike. I happen to have enjoyed it. It does lack in the storyline but the combat is great.

Now my turn to "break" the request....
I just finished KotOR and it's (In my opinion) a great game. It took me just over 56 hours (the save games track your time) to complete it. From what I've heard about Morrowind, that game has around 200 hours of gameplay, so KotOR is short in comparison.
January 31, 2004 8:19:18 PM

Hmmm I always thought KoToR is as big as Morrowind. Thanks for all the suggestions I'll look into themc specially the Neverwinter Nights expansions. Anyone play Warcraft 3 the Frozen throne or Thief II? If so are they any good? Here's all the games I've played that I can think of:

All the Jedi Knights
All Age of Empires
PoP:SoT
Morrowind
Thief
Fallout 2 and Tactics
Enter the Matrix
Dungeon Siege
Neverwinter Nights
Warcraft 3
Empire Earth
All the Diablos
Undying

Thinking between these games:
NBA Live 2004
Jedi Academy
Neverwinter Expansion (is there more than one?)
Arx Fatalis
Praetorians

I'll just pick up deus ex and halflife on ebay for like $3.00.
February 1, 2004 1:16:27 PM

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Neverwinter Expansion (is there more than one?)

there are a two of expansion packs for neverwinter nights: Shadows of Undrentide and Hordes of the Underdark. they have bundled editions where you can get the game and the Shadows expansion pack together, i'm not sure about Hordes since its fairly new. some of the user created mods require an expansion pack to be installed to play.
February 2, 2004 7:53:58 AM

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February 2, 2004 8:13:38 AM

no no no rob.. your forgetting he doesnt like shooters.... hold on a second your right... anyone who doesnt like CS should be shot... in the eye and im not talking about the eyes on/in your face... or is that too extreme?

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February 2, 2004 1:03:33 PM

Hah, haha. I seriously hope you're being sarcastic about Counter-Strike. That game is the biggest cesspool of 13 year old pricks on the internet. The ONLY way to enjoy CS, is to find a server that's administrated the entire time it's up so it's not running rampant with 3133t h4x0rz!11!
February 2, 2004 2:30:40 PM

yeah i used to play on a clan server which always had an admn on. havent played in ages though as where i live i havent the net connection to play it....

anyway as for all the cheating... i liked it as you had to be damn good to beat the cheaters and it just improves yur playing :D 

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February 2, 2004 6:30:08 PM

No, for someone not liking counter strike or DOD... should be shoot in those 2 places...lol........ i can think of worse!

Counter Strike should be installed on everyones computer!!

any of you guys seriously play CS? like CLANS and stuff?

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February 3, 2004 7:50:35 AM

after playing CoD I cant play DoD anymore!!!... the weapons in DoD just seem fake and nasty now compared to CoDs brilliance

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February 4, 2004 7:30:17 PM

If you liked Thief you should get Thief 2. Then after you beat that, you can download around 400 or so player made Fan Missions for Thief and Thief 2.

Most are very small, but there are probably 20 or 30 very good missions. The largest ones have movie sequences, voice acting and huge leveles to explore. You might download some of the Thief 1 FMs and after you get through those, start on Thief 2 and the rest of the missions.

Darkloader is very good at keeping the save games and settings separate so you can play any of the missions very easily.

<A HREF="http://www.keepofmetalandgold.com" target="_new">http://www.keepofmetalandgold.com&lt;/A> Most of the fan missions and programs to run the missions. The largest ones have been taken off, but can be found other places. He has also rated some of them. I would start by downloading the ones with the highest ratings, and the largest file sizes.

<A HREF="http://www.thiefmissions.com" target="_new">http://www.thiefmissions.com&lt;/A> Has probably the same amount as the link above, including the large ones that have been removed, but only 1 can be downloaded each day, so make it count.

<A HREF="http://www.thief-thecircle.com" target="_new">http://www.thief-thecircle.com&lt;/A> Has links to the Thief Fan sites, and some downloads.

<A HREF="http://www.thief2x.com/default2.asp" target="_new">http://www.thief2x.com/default2.asp&lt;/A> The Home of the Thief 2X Project. They are working on a full 13 or so missions for Thief 2. 6 missions are ready for Beta testing, so it's moving right along.

<A HREF="http://www.blackcatgames.com" target="_new">http://www.blackcatgames.com&lt;/A> And this site has a Thief mod for Unreal Tournament. Play as a Thief or as a Guard, multiplayer deathmatch, using shadows to sneak around and become invisible just like the Thief games. They are also working on a Thief mod for UT 2003/2004 when it comes out. Very cool, since I always wanted Thief to have a multiplayer mode.
February 6, 2004 8:26:46 AM

I also enjoyed Thief 2 alot. One of the main reasons I prefered it over the original Thief is because it dosn't dwell hardly at all with demonic things like zombies, ghosts, and living skeletons which I hate. However Thief 2 also features more intellegent AI compared to the first Thief as well as a better gameplay over all in its stressing of stealth tactics. Almost every mission in Thief 2 when played on the hardst diffeculty requires you to not kill anyone which was fun to try to accomplish. Also theres more city-like and castle-like missions, which I enjoy the most. I can't wait till Thief 3. And once I get a new video card I think I'll try out the demo for the latest Deus Ex game which currently I can't play because it requires a videocard that supports at least directX 8.1 minnimum which mine dosn't support.

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February 6, 2004 10:40:32 AM

my god u are still surviving on a g2 gts???!!! i had that card and it was faaaantastic... but still its a little out dated nowadays mate :D 

"Its only when you look at ants closely with a magnifying glass on a sunny day that you realise how often they burst into flames"
February 7, 2004 3:50:01 AM

NWN rules... you could play this game for years... Halo is alread nearing the uninstall stage for me...

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March 1, 2004 9:22:33 AM

Hmm... I played NWN for about a month before I bought Dark Age of Camelot, which I spent about 18 months playing!!! I think I might reinstall NWN - anyone know any decent sites for player-made adventures? Or any sites for decent links?

In the past year most of my gaming time has gone on: Dark Age of Camelot, Star Wars Galaxies (now unsubscribed), Call of Duty, Warcraft III and Counter Strike (LAN).

And anyway, how can a top 5 games list not include classic Amiga and C64 games!!!! :o P

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March 3, 2004 1:14:13 AM

Just had to say that every time a see a post from you Giants pops into my head .Out collecting Vimp meat to build your town. Was a blast at lan parties.

Nothing better than a good laugh every once in a while.

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March 5, 2004 11:28:50 AM

I know you said you're not much into shooters, but one game that took me the longest to finish was MAFIA. Has lots of missions and sub missions and once the game is finished, you unlock another game mode with tons more missions. I always looked at buying the game when it first came out but was 50 clams and said to hell with it. I found it at Walmart for 10 bucks and its well worth it. Has lots of cinematics but again, well worth the 10 beans.Very Good game
I only play shooters so goodluck with whatever you decide

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March 7, 2004 7:34:13 PM

but u forgot to mention the game is sooooooo slooooooow.... i got sick of mafia and uninstalled it.... everything takes forwver to do... and those cars.... jesus... why is it to start a mission u have to travel half way accross the map in a poxy car that takes a forever just to accelerate to the speedlimit and speed limit is ridiculously slow and breaking it is pointless as chances are the police will bust u and u will have to restart the whole shagging thing from the start.... a game with silly flaws is mafia...

"Its only when you look at ants closely with a magnifying glass on a sunny day that you realise how often they burst into flames"
March 7, 2004 10:24:05 PM

Thats the way i feel about RPG's and RTS's games like that. Gotta build up armies, cities, and everything else, manage this and manage that. Personnal preference i guess
Sorry i mentioned it.

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March 7, 2004 10:44:19 PM

yeah games where you got to manage or build a city and control a village of people isn't my type of thing. Some people are HIGHLY into this obviously everyone has there own preference.

I on one hand love Counter Strike, Day of Defeat, Call of Duty, Ghost Recon, Splinter Cell metal gear solid type games. Im not even really into the racing games. i like those CS type where you play online against other kids and talk on the mic with them.

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March 8, 2004 9:39:37 PM

Free ride extreme would have been alot better if they didnt make it so EXTREME. No room for error when trying to finish those missions.

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March 8, 2004 10:03:12 PM

was that really neccisary?

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March 9, 2004 2:13:24 AM

yeah i don't think so..lol..

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March 9, 2004 1:47:50 PM

Hi

Sorry about that LONG Reply, ALL Fixed :smile:

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