I've been slogging through Neverwinter Nights 2 and I don't think I can finish. I'm at the part where you refurbish the keep; for me it's just too boring. I was only playing through the original campaign to get to Mask of the Betrayer anyway.
I tried Spellforce 2 last night and it looks cool. It's just not what I'm looking for right now (Blizzard probably should sue; the artwork is straight out of WoW)
So I looked at some games I bought in the last year or so (that I haven't really touched).
I have these on STEAM:
Nexus - the Jupiter incident
Space Empires IV
Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines
Opposing Force/Blue Shift (free when I registered my 10 year old copy of Half Life with Steam)
These are some boxes I bought recently (all very cheaply):
Heroes of Might and Magic V
Jade Empire: Special edition
What should I go with? I need something compelling after NWN 2. Or should I just skip to Mask of the Betrayer?
Don't ask me why I buy so many games without playing them.
Before you start the game browse around for a mod that takes your fancy such as the Oblivion Lost mod. There are loads of decent mods and they actually do make the gaming expience a lot more enjoyable that the normal one ( which still rocks but benefits from the odd tweak ).
Plus Stalker : Clear Sky ( the Prequel ) is coming out in a couple months so you can jump right back into the story line.
If you love Japanese style RPG’s with a bit of an American twist then Jade Empire is a must, I completed that game and loved every minuet of it. I would have played it again if it was not for the fact that I left my old Xbox at one of my X’s house and ever picked it up again.
Stalker is good, but hard to get deep in to it, fairly scary too.
X3 is one of those games you have to quit your job and devote your life to, it takes forever to start. But once you do, it’s a sweet game, for a lot more than just it’s story. But sadly I did not have enough time to devote to its needs so I never did complete the story or take over the galaxy.
Oh man, I recommend Stalker with the rest of everybody. I would disagree, too, with how deep you can get into it...it's one of those games I'd play for 3-4 hours in one sitting thinking I'd only been at my computer for one - almost as engrossing as Mass Effect.
If you really enjoyed the original half-life, opposing force and blue shift are pretty good games that wont take to long to beat, and are also interesting. I had a difficult time getting into STALKER for some odd reason, the game was amazing for the 3 hours I played it.
My personal recommendation would be STALKER. While somewhat buggy, it is the best game I've ever played, a good FPS with RPG overtones. Just be certain to download the latest patch before playing. Just bear with it through the first couple of hours; gameplay can be a little frustrating when you only have a pistol and sawn-off shotty. Once you get a scope, it's an amazing game.