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GundamGuy_UK
post Jun 12 2011, 11:15 PM
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It's a shame it was never ported, because in some ways I really preferred Mass Effect to Mass Effect 2.

I think it was all the exploration and the scale of it felt a lot bigger, which is ironic considering in 2 they wanted it to feel like a larger universe.
A lot of it was probably all the side-missions which, although samey and kind of pointless, really added to the game in a way.

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post Jun 12 2011, 11:30 PM
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Yet that was my biggest scruple with ME1 though: there were loads of side missions but they felt incredibly vanilla after a bit, most of them ended up being thinly veiled copies of one another as you said, which just made me not want to do them. Drive for a bit, discover a few trinkets, find compound, kill baddies on outside, enter, kill baddies in warehouse, grab whatever valuable is there, leave, repeat. Yawn.

Also the deep aggravation of driving for fucking ages on a little moon to a crashed object, only to find you can't do anything with it because your electronics/whatever skill isn't high enough, was incredibly frustrating. I was really happy they pared back that part of it in ME2, and having the planet scanning thingybob instead saved me a lot of time and annoyance. I thought that by slimming the quantity down they actually gave each sidequest a lot more attention, and thus they felt worthwhile instead of a series of necessary evils.

I still absolutely loved ME1 it should be noted, but that part of it really got on my wick after a while.

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post Jun 13 2011, 10:18 AM
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I'm tempted to buy a cheap copy of Oblivion at lunch. I've already played it on both my PS3 and my Xbox, but now I want it for PC so I can mod the hell out of it.
Is that silly and wasteful?

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post Jun 13 2011, 11:09 AM
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Nope, especially not when you can get it easily for under 10.

Be sure to get the Unecessary Violence mod. It's aaaaawwwesome.

Been playing Infamous 2, I won't go on about it too much as I imagine hardly anyone here will get it; but it's so awesome and much better than the first one (which I love). Lots of tweaks, changes and additions just make it so enjoyable; especially when it comes to traversal around the city. The city design is great, especially the second Island called Flood Town, tis brills; just a great design and much improved over the (still good) but fairly generic city in the first game.
There's a few flaws and niggles but nothing major.
Easily my favourite superhero themed "sandbox" videogame.

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post Jun 13 2011, 11:27 AM
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QUOTE (monkeyman @ Jun 13 2011, 12:09 PM) *
Nope, especially not when you can get it easily for under 10.

Be sure to get the Unecessary Violence mod. It's aaaaawwwesome.

That does sound bloody awesome. Finally, some kind of skill might be required.
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post Jun 13 2011, 11:53 AM
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It's also just great to see some actual damage to enemies, I was hoping thered be some of this in Skyrim but I guess not (on the unmodded console version at least).

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post Jun 13 2011, 07:29 PM
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Getting into the swing of Fable 3. Found Simon Pegg's character today and blew up some hollow men.
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post Jun 14 2011, 10:06 AM
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I have a conference next week, and to keep me entertained I am borrowing a tablet PC with windows 7 from a friend.
Does anyone know any old games that run well on Tablet PCs?
I'm thinking of trying Civ 3/4, Baldur's Gate, and possibly Roller Coaster Tycoon. Does anyone know of any issues? I know that RCT can be a pain to get working on Windows 7.
Thanks for the help/recommendations guys.
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post Jun 14 2011, 10:29 AM
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Fallout and Fallout 2 might be a good option. Original Starcraft would undoubtedly run, but might be a bit annoying without keyboard groupings.
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post Jun 14 2011, 10:31 AM
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QUOTE (NiteFall @ Jun 14 2011, 11:29 AM) *
Fallout and Fallout 2 might be a good option. Original Starcraft would undoubtedly run, but might be a bit annoying without keyboard groupings.

I'm tempted to take my keyboard and mouse just to make it easier.
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post Jun 14 2011, 11:17 AM
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The Commandos series up to 3 will run and are great games.
Red Alert also.............Minecraft?
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Age of Empires might work too. AoE II: Age of Kings remains to this day one of my favourite ever games.
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post Jun 14 2011, 11:36 AM
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QUOTE (Hobbes @ Jun 14 2011, 12:31 PM) *
AoE II: Age of Kings remains to this day one of my favourite ever games.

Agreed.
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post Jun 14 2011, 12:38 PM
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Has anyone tried to run Thief 2 on Windows 7? I'm buggered if I can get it to work.
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Here are some instructions. No idea if they work or not though as I don't have a cpy of Thief 2 myself.
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