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Baram
Oct 23, 2007

smooth.


I'm in the mood to play something like Might and Magic recently where you control an entire party in a 1st person perspective. Anything else like them worth playing?

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Frankosity
May 1, 2008

I've got the abattoir blues

Baram posted:

I'm in the mood to play something like Might and Magic recently where you control an entire party in a 1st person perspective. Anything else like them worth playing?

I think the Wizardry games play similiarly.



Can anyone recommend some good retro action-platformer games? I'm already intimately familiar with the classics, e.g. Contra, Megaman, Castlevania, Metroid and I'm looking for something similiar. I've already played Cave Story a million times, before anyone brings that up, and I'm aware of La-Mulana.

Expendable Henchman
Apr 7, 2009


Are there any games set in the Maya/Inca world?

Leper Residue
Sep 28, 2003

To where no dog has gone before.


Frankosity posted:

I think the Wizardry games play similiarly.



Can anyone recommend some good retro action-platformer games? I'm already intimately familiar with the classics, e.g. Contra, Megaman, Castlevania, Metroid and I'm looking for something similiar. I've already played Cave Story a million times, before anyone brings that up, and I'm aware of La-Mulana.

Have you played Spelunky? It's an insanely hard yet rewarding platformer. The levels are random, but the worlds aren't. So you have four random levels of normal cave, then four random levels of jungle, and so on.

http://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=4017.0

There's Tomba, for the Playstation. It'll probably be hard to find, but it's a pretty solid game and probably closer to what you're looking for.

And of course the oft mentioned Shadow Complex is basically Super Metroid 2.0.

And if you like contra, you've played metal slug, right?

VVV Edit: I don't know why I thought he did Cave story, but yeah, Derek Yu had nothing to do with it.

Leper Residue fucked around with this message at Sep 12, 2009 around 19:51

MrBims
Sep 25, 2007


Happy Father's Day show watching faggots!

BTW Tyrion kills Shae and Tywin while he's on the john taking a shit!



Frankosity posted:

Can anyone recommend some good retro action-platformer games? I'm already intimately familiar with the classics, e.g. Contra, Megaman, Castlevania, Metroid and I'm looking for something similiar. I've already played Cave Story a million times, before anyone brings that up, and I'm aware of La-Mulana.

Have you ever heard of Spelunky? It's like if La-Mulana were a graphical roguelike, complete with randomly generated levels, permadeath, hidden information up the wazoo, and an absurd difficulty that exceeds that of most of the major roguelikes.

beaten by 3 minutes

quote:

from the guy who did Cave Story

What? No it's not. Derek Yu did Eternal Daughter, I'M O.K., and Aquaria, not Cave Story.

MrBims fucked around with this message at Sep 12, 2009 around 19:43

Frankosity
May 1, 2008

I've got the abattoir blues

Yeah, I've played the hell out of Spelunky, Metal Slug and a bit of Tombi, although Tombi isn't really what I'm looking for.

Morpheus
Apr 18, 2008
HAMDOGS: Like staring into the Flame of God

Expendable Henchman posted:

Are there any games set in the Maya/Inca world?

If there is, I would be very surprised. Though it does seem like a neat setting that no one has really taken advantage of.

As for the guy who was looking for Metroid-exploration-type games, Aquaria is in the same vein, albeit instead of platforming you swim everywhere. Really nice art.

doctor iono
May 19, 2005

I LARVA YOU


Expendable Henchman posted:

Are there any games set in the Maya/Inca world?

Well, now I want one.

Thuryl
Mar 14, 2007

My postillion has been struck by lightning.


Baram posted:

I'm in the mood to play something like Might and Magic recently where you control an entire party in a 1st person perspective. Anything else like them worth playing?

Dungeon Master and Eye of the Beholder are both very solid first-person party-based dungeon crawlers, although the gameplay isn't quite the same as Might & Magic.

Myron
Jul 13, 2009



Frankosity posted:

I think the Wizardry games play similiarly.



Can anyone recommend some good retro action-platformer games? I'm already intimately familiar with the classics, e.g. Contra, Megaman, Castlevania, Metroid and I'm looking for something similiar. I've already played Cave Story a million times, before anyone brings that up, and I'm aware of La-Mulana.

Skyblazer and Hagane are excellent but not that well known.

Myron fucked around with this message at Sep 13, 2009 around 09:51

Caufman
May 7, 2007
Long time listener; first time caller.

Expendable Henchman posted:

Are there any games set in the Maya/Inca world?

You travel to ancient Chichen Itza in the 2nd Journeyman Project game, but your interaction with the Mayan civilization is grossly limited, sadly.

Alkanos
Jul 19, 2009

Ia! Ia! Cthulhu Fht-YAWN

Expendable Henchman posted:

Are there any games set in the Maya/Inca world?

If you liked the old Ultima games, you could try Savage Empire. It's one of the spinoffs they did between Ultima 6 and 7 and takes place in a sort of lost world meets ancient cultures. While not everything's based on that setting, a lot of the game is. It even has Dinosaurs and Warren Spector in it!

windsor
Dec 4, 2002



Is there a free, online turn-based strategy game that someone could recommend? Perhaps like a browser version of Battle for Wesnoth. I have Wesnoth and Civ BTS games going on with some friends via e-mail. But it's become somewhat of a hassle to load the games, and I was hoping there must be something similar online that's a little more convenient.

Or a web-based MMO or RPG with a daily turn limit?

windsor fucked around with this message at Sep 14, 2009 around 09:06

doctor iono
May 19, 2005

I LARVA YOU


Here's one - a nonlinear-ish game with lots of customization and a little area to display my achievements (like the shed in Hitman 2, your room in Bully, etc.)

Frankosity
May 1, 2008

I've got the abattoir blues

Well, there's Hitman: Blood Money, which has a hideout similiar to H2's, and Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance had a special room in the castle which you collected furnishings for, although I'm guessing that's not exactly what you're looking for.

Onkel Hedwig
Jun 27, 2007



windsor posted:

Or a web-based MMO or RPG with a daily turn limit?

"Quarantine 2019 is a browser-based zombie apocalypse multiplayer game where citizens and zombies fight to gain control of the quarantined city."

http://quarantine2019.com/

I've played a couple of rounds in the beta. Your character regenerates Action Points (or energy, i dont know) per hour that you can spend to move, fight, search for supplies, etc. Eventually you'll become a zombie yourself, then you can spend your AP to hunt and bite other players :P

Sonic H
Dec 8, 2004

Me love you long time


doctor iono posted:

I have a pretty simple recommendation request this time: Scary games. What are the spookiest games I can play, when it comes to the PC? They can be from any time, I'm not picky.

Just to give you an idea of what I'm looking for:

FEAR - Not a big fan. I guess the shooter action was pretty fun, but the horror "sections" were just uninspired, in my opinion.
STALKER - Loved it. Lots of great, creepy atmosphere-building, and the sheer terror that persisted past the jump scare of a bloodsucker was awesome.
Penumbra - HAVE NOT PLAYED THIS. I played a demo a long, long time ago. It was kind of clunky, but I've heard great things about it since, and it sounds like they must have improved a whole lot. Is it worth playing?

Penumbra (Overture) is loving awesome if you like sneaky/scary games. It's put the poo poo up me more than once and I heartily recommend it. The combat/first person object swinging system takes getting used to, but it's a really good game and unlike most games, you can't wade into combat willy nilly or you'll end up redecorating the floor with your blood and brains. You can get the Trilogy on Steam for not much

windsor
Dec 4, 2002



Onkel Hedwig posted:

"Quarantine 2019 is a browser-based zombie apocalypse multiplayer game where citizens and zombies fight to gain control of the quarantined city."

http://quarantine2019.com/
This looks like silly fun, will try it out. Thanks.

I dug up this fairly recent blog post that has an overview of some free strategy games: http://www.freewaregenius.com/2008/...-and-war-games/

And came across Weewar, which looks like online Wesnoth clone.

Kramdar
Jun 21, 2005

Radmark says....Worship Kramdar

Expendable Henchman posted:

Are there any games set in the Maya/Inca world?

doctor iono posted:

Well, now I want one.

Here are two games that should meet your needs.

Pitfall the Mayan Adventure

Greendog: The Beached Surfer Dude!

Leper Residue
Sep 28, 2003

To where no dog has gone before.


Two things. One, an RPG (JRPG or CRPG, doesn't matter) that has a ton of side quests. Final fantasy 6, 7 and 8 were good for this. 6 had something to do almost everywhere I went in that game. Same with 7. 8 had a GF everywhere, and that awesome card game, so I always had something to do. Nippon Icchi games are also good examples of this, with tons of extra worlds to do. Dragon Quest 8 and Persona games are not good examples of this. Final Fantasy 9-12 weren't very good on this either, never played the ones before 6.

And an RPG with tons of customization. Either in the main character, or any character. Stuff like the aforementioned Nippon Icchi games, where I can customize the skills, and the items of the characters. I wanna be able to build my characters however I want. I wanna sperg out on em.

Frankosity
May 1, 2008

I've got the abattoir blues

Bluetooth enjoyable human being posted:

Two things. One, an RPG (JRPG or CRPG, doesn't matter) that has a ton of side quests. Final fantasy 6, 7 and 8 were good for this. 6 had something to do almost everywhere I went in that game. Same with 7. 8 had a GF everywhere, and that awesome card game, so I always had something to do. Nippon Icchi games are also good examples of this, with tons of extra worlds to do. Dragon Quest 8 and Persona games are not good examples of this. Final Fantasy 9-12 weren't very good on this either, never played the ones before 6.

And an RPG with tons of customization. Either in the main character, or any character. Stuff like the aforementioned Nippon Icchi games, where I can customize the skills, and the items of the characters. I wanna be able to build my characters however I want. I wanna sperg out on em.

One CRPG that immediately comes to mind is Arcanum: Of Steamworks & Magick Obscura, which gives you a huge, uniquely inspired world to explore and offers a lot of customisation in terms of skills and stats. The only drawback to the game is that it isn't really challenging once you get out of the early game and it's so buggy installing the unofficial patch is pretty much required.

Black Isle's repertoire of RPGs would also come highly reccommended, especially Fallout 1 & 2 and the Baldur's Gate series.

Leper Residue
Sep 28, 2003

To where no dog has gone before.


Frankosity posted:

One CRPG that immediately comes to mind is Arcanum: Of Steamworks & Magick Obscura, which gives you a huge, uniquely inspired world to explore and offers a lot of customisation in terms of skills and stats. The only drawback to the game is that it isn't really challenging once you get out of the early game and it's so buggy installing the unofficial patch is pretty much required.

Black Isle's repertoire of RPGs would also come highly reccommended, especially Fallout 1 & 2 and the Baldur's Gate series.

Heh, yeah I'm a big fan of Arcanum, and had forgotten to mention that. It pretty much is perfect for having plenty to do. Same with Fallout 2. I can't get Fallout 1 to work on Windows 7 though.

Arcanum is pretty much what I'm looking for. Wherever you go in that game, there is always plenty to do. It's never just "Go to town, talk to guy, then leave town" it's go explore, find some quests, complete some, have interesting conversations, etc.

Frankosity
May 1, 2008

I've got the abattoir blues

Have you tried the Shadowrun game for the Genesis/ Mega Drive? I've heard that it gives you a big world to explore and lots of randomly generated side missions you can do.

I can't think of many other J/CRPGs I've played personally that either haven't already been brought up or are so obvious that they're not worth mentioning, like the Elder Scrolls series (which I wouldn't really want to recommend to anyone, anyway). But yeah, if you haven't already played them, the Baldur's Gate trilogy is right up your alley- Big game world and lots and lots of side missions to complete for fun and profit.

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What qualifies as the early game, because I got into the Black Mountain Mines and I kind of gave up on the game, since my gunfighting/talking character seemed horribly underpowered for it.

It depends a lot on the skillset you use and how much time you spend tooling around before getting on with the main plot. I've tried a gunslinger/ diplomat before and I had a really hard time with it, so you might want to consider trying again with a fighter or mage build.

The imbalance mainly stems from the exp system, which rewards you for scoring individual hits, which you won't be doing if you're a pure diplomat or a firearms specialist in the early game, because you're either refraining from getting your hands dirty or struggling with a 50% hit chance and a low budget for ammo.

v v v

Frankosity fucked around with this message at Sep 16, 2009 around 00:32

doctor iono
May 19, 2005

I LARVA YOU


Frankosity posted:

One CRPG that immediately comes to mind is Arcanum: Of Steamworks & Magick Obscura, which gives you a huge, uniquely inspired world to explore and offers a lot of customisation in terms of skills and stats. The only drawback to the game is that it isn't really challenging once you get out of the early game and it's so buggy installing the unofficial patch is pretty much required.

Black Isle's repertoire of RPGs would also come highly reccommended, especially Fallout 1 & 2 and the Baldur's Gate series.

What qualifies as the early game, because I got into the Black Mountain Mines and I kind of gave up on the game, since my gunfighting/talking character seemed horribly underpowered for it.

Leper Residue
Sep 28, 2003

To where no dog has gone before.


Frankosity posted:

Have you tried the Shadowrun game for the Genesis/ Mega Drive? I've heard that it gives you a big world to explore and lots of randomly generated side missions you can do.

I can't think of many other J/CRPGs I've played personally that either haven't already been brought up or are so obvious that they're not worth mentioning, like the Elder Scrolls series (which I wouldn't really want to recommend to anyone, anyway). But yeah, if you haven't already played them, the Baldur's Gate trilogy is right up your alley- Big game world and lots and lots of side missions to complete for fun and profit.

Shadowrun looks like it could be cool. I've tried the SNES version, but had no idea what to do. I might have to try the genesis version.

I have Baldur's Gate 2, but I've never really understood the D&D ruleset and game play. I should try and sit down with it one day.

doctor iono posted:

What qualifies as the early game, because I got into the Black Mountain Mines and I kind of gave up on the game, since my gunfighting/talking character seemed horribly underpowered for it.

The Black Mountain Mines are so incredibly difficult at the level it tells you to get there. Once they say that's where you need to go for the main quest, you're supposed to go and do a bunch of other quests to level up and get new gear. Otherwise, you're just gonna get raped by those golems.

Frankosity
May 1, 2008

I've got the abattoir blues

Bluetooth enjoyable human being posted:

Shadowrun looks like it could be cool. I've tried the SNES version, but had no idea what to do. I might have to try the genesis version.

I have Baldur's Gate 2, but I've never really understood the D&D ruleset and game play. I should try and sit down with it one day.

The Genesis version sticks much more to the P&P game, instead of being a weird point-and-click hybrid.

The main hurdle in Baldur's Gate is understanding the obtuse mechanics, but once you get the hang of the basic structure of the game and how to use magic effectively the game really opens up.

And yeah, the Mines are a huge pain in the arse. I used to spend ages wandering around the Morbihan Plains looking for trouble instead of going through that ordeal.

Frankosity fucked around with this message at Sep 16, 2009 around 00:39

doctor iono
May 19, 2005

I LARVA YOU


Bluetooth enjoyable human being posted:

The Black Mountain Mines are so incredibly difficult at the level it tells you to get there. Once they say that's where you need to go for the main quest, you're supposed to go and do a bunch of other quests to level up and get new gear. Otherwise, you're just gonna get raped by those golems.

Oh god dammit, any tips on where I should go? I feel like I have mostly exhausted the quests in Tarant, and I've done Black Root and Dernholm.

Tuxedo Catfish
Mar 17, 2007

You've got guts! Come to my village, I'll buy you lunch.


Bluetooth enjoyable human being posted:

Shadowrun looks like it could be cool. I've tried the SNES version, but had no idea what to do. I might have to try the genesis version.

They are completely different games, and the Genesis version is worlds ahead of the SNES one in just about every way.

Leper Residue
Sep 28, 2003

To where no dog has gone before.


doctor iono posted:

Oh god dammit, any tips on where I should go? I feel like I have mostly exhausted the quests in Tarant, and I've done Black Root and Dernholm.

You should go to Ashbury and get Mutt. Set waypoints zig-zagging all over the map so that they'll reveal areas and new towns. I think I was around level 20 when I went into the mines. You also need good weapons, like electric or flaming axes.

Frankosity
May 1, 2008

I've got the abattoir blues

Bluetooth enjoyable human being posted:

You should go to Ashbury and get Mutt.

It should be pointed out that doing this will most likely eliminate whatever tattered vestiges of challenge remain in the game, because the Worthless Mutt is an unstoppable killing machine.

Cliff
Nov 11, 2008



Bluetooth enjoyable human being posted:

Two things. One, an RPG (JRPG or CRPG, doesn't matter) that has a ton of side quests.

The Tales games are good for this, although most of them turn into Guide Dang Its if you're looking to get 100% completion in one run. Tales of Symphonia (GC/PS2), Tales of the Abyss (PS2), and Tales of Vesperia (360) are the best, and Vesperia is going to be getting a PS3 port eventually with loads of additional content.



I'm looking for a good SRPG. Shining Force 1/2 were pretty much my favorite games as a kid, and I loved the two Final Fantasy Tactics Advance games, as well as some SNES game involving feeding dragons and a loving weird storyline. Front Mission was pretty fun, and even though I loved Ogre Battle / Ogre Battle 64, the GBA one doesn't do it for me no matter how many times I try. I've never gotten into Final Fantasy Tactics; the one time I tried to play I was really frustrated by how slow it was.

Morpheus
Apr 18, 2008
HAMDOGS: Like staring into the Flame of God

Cliff posted:

I'm looking for a good SRPG. Shining Force 1/2 were pretty much my favorite games as a kid, and I loved the two Final Fantasy Tactics Advance games, as well as some SNES game involving feeding dragons and a loving weird storyline. Front Mission was pretty fun, and even though I loved Ogre Battle / Ogre Battle 64, the GBA one doesn't do it for me no matter how many times I try. I've never gotten into Final Fantasy Tactics; the one time I tried to play I was really frustrated by how slow it was.

You may want to take a look at Devil Survivor. It's a mix-up of traditional jRPG stuff and sRPG tactical combat. Each of your 'units' is actually a human and two demons. When you move and attack another unit, you actually go into turn-based mode where you choose the attack you want to do for each of your members. Then, if you're lucky (with increased odds by hitting weak spots or reflecting damage), certain members will get extra turns to attack.

Unique storyline, and standard Shin Megami Tensei mechanics, which means elemental weaknesses and strengths mean a lot.

Jive One
Sep 11, 2001

And this our life exempt from public haunt

Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks

Sermons in stones and good in every thing

I would not change it

The OP and others in this thread need to rock a little Realms of the Haunting. Great gameplay, story, atmosphere, and pretty much everything else. This fansite gives a good rundown of the game but really no mere description does the game justice.

ambushsabre
Sep 1, 2009

It's...it's not shutting down!


You could always try out daggerfall, which was released for free not so long ago. It's a bitch to get running, but it's more then fun enough for your tastes. It's open world, lots of quests etc.

Hammerstein
May 6, 2005

MY GOD EXPLODY ! IT'S PEG PELVIS PETE COMING TO KILL US !


Since this thread had some references to rpgs and Ad&d here is a recommendation for an old rpg/strategy/city building game that was pure gold back when it was released.

Stronghold http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strong...993_video_game) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8JbDa33LWw

Released in 1993 it combines elements from Ad&d with Simcity. You build a city and depending on the starting class that you pick and on the buildings that you buy you will attract a number of npcs which you can boss around to fight the different monster spawns on the map.

There are several ways to victory, you can win by defeating all enemies or constructing a magnificient city.

The game can be found on several abandonware sites, I havenīt tried it in years, but I hope programs like Dosbox will manage to run it on modern pcs.

Hammerstein fucked around with this message at Sep 16, 2009 around 22:51

NESguerilla
Jun 5, 2005

Clunk Clunk Clunk clunk


Since Diablo 3 isn't coming out until 2040, whats the best diablo knockoff for Ps3/360/mac?

Cliff
Nov 11, 2008



Morpheus posted:

You may want to take a look at Devil Survivor. It's a mix-up of traditional jRPG stuff and sRPG tactical combat. Each of your 'units' is actually a human and two demons. When you move and attack another unit, you actually go into turn-based mode where you choose the attack you want to do for each of your members. Then, if you're lucky (with increased odds by hitting weak spots or reflecting damage), certain members will get extra turns to attack.

Unique storyline, and standard Shin Megami Tensei mechanics, which means elemental weaknesses and strengths mean a lot.

Sounds interesting; I'll give it a try if I can find it around here or online on the cheap.

Zedd
Jul 6, 2009

I mean, who would have noticed another madman around here?



NESguerilla posted:

Since Diablo 3 isn't coming out until 2040, whats the best diablo knockoff for Ps3/360/mac?

Titan Quest: Immortal Throne

Jinnigan
Feb 12, 2007

We shall pay him a visit. There will be a picnic. Tea shall be served.

I'm at my parents for another couple of days. Can someone recommend a well-written RPG that I can beat in about two days, for an older PC?

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Tuxedo Catfish
Mar 17, 2007

You've got guts! Come to my village, I'll buy you lunch.


Jinnigan posted:

I'm at my parents for another couple of days. Can someone recommend a well-written RPG that I can beat in about two days, for an older PC?

You've probably already played it, but how about the original Fallout?

Very well-written, not as long as Torment or Arcanum, should run on just about anything hardware-wise. (Although compatability can be an issue.)

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