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Post by Astoria »

I've recently been playing the Geneforge games again. They're still as great as I remember.
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Post by Dant »

I will play soon too, Warlords Battecry II! Who like the fantasy theme from Wesnoth may enjoy this game. It's a Real Time Strategy Game. The Graphics are avarage, but we are in a wesnoth forum anyway. ;)
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Post by sedmi_patuljak »

Distant World Univers (Universe being the latest expansion) is the game I enjoy the most. I am playing it for a year now, and never get tired. That game is a gem. Certainly the best 4x space strategy game ever. I played Gal civ, Endless space, sins of the solar empire...and none is even close to DW.
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Post by dorf »

Lately I'm into small games like voar and MiniMetro. Probably because I have not much free time anymore :/
Still, I enjoyed them both. Too bad there's little replayability for casual games.
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Post by johndh »

I thought about posting this in the "what's the appeal of a Rogue-like" thread, but I guess it fits better here. I don't know how I went this long without ever playing or even hearing about Tales of Maj'Eyal, because apparently it's kind of a big deal, but now I've spent entirely too much time over the past two days playing it. It sits in the Rogue-like genre, but without most of the elements that turn new players off. It has actual graphics, you can do everything with the mouse if you feel like it, you don't have to memorize a separate hotkey for using a ring vs. using a wand, etc. It also has some more familiar RPG elements, like an overworld with towns, dialogue with NPCs, fetch/collection/escort quests, etc. There's even a (much-needed) tutorial, though honestly I wasn't a huge fan of its execution. For fans of the less-RPG-like play, there's also an infinite dungeon mode, and you can choose permadeath at character creation. The default mode gives you a small number of resurrections before permadeath hits you, but it's still fairly difficult. It's also a lot better than some other Rogue-likes about not killing you with stuff you literally could have never seen coming or avoided... though there are definitely some enemies that hit much harder than you might expect, so you can still get yourself killed pretty easily if you're not careful. Anyway, it's both libre and gratis, and cross-platform (they're even working on an Android port), so give it a go if you feel like it.
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Post by Xara »

1. osu!
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4. der langrisser 2
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Post by Crushmaster »

Recently bought and played through most of this game - Reload. Pretty decent with some flaws, but I've played it for nine hours, almost all of which was pure enjoyment, so, pleased. It's an FPS, but a simulation rail/range shooter rather than your average fare.
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Post by Lord-Knightmare »

I have finished (Yep, that's right. Completed every quest, killed every boss even the hidden ones, and acquired all spells and special items) playing The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim earlier this year. Considering the storylines, Dawnguard was the best one (I played as a Vampire Lord) since it involves the exploration of two massive dungeons (the Soul Cairn and the Forgotten Vale).

I started playing League of Legends a month ago and I absolutely love it (Katarina ;) ). The gameplay might be similar to City of Steam, but it does not feature premium advertisement which is a major positive point for the game.

As for Battle for Wesnoth, I will probably keep on playing this game forever. I still have latest series of add-ons in the works (the first 7 levels of HoI1 will be released within the first week of November).

If any of you are wondering, I did purchase The Elder Scrolls Online, but the game does not load on my MacBook Pro. Filed a complaint, but had no response. They don't even allow me to post at their forums. :evil:

Downloading DotA 2 now. :D

Now, to the topic that needs to be discussed...What are your thoughts on the upcoming game FallOut 4? I am downloading FallOut 3 at the moment.
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Lord-Knightmare wrote: October 18th, 2015, 1:37 pm If any of you are wondering, I did purchase The Elder Scrolls Online, but the game does not load on my MacBook Pro. Filed a complaint, but had no response. They don't even allow me to post at their forums. :evil:
Well, it is Bethesda Softworks … “Working softly since 1986.”
Did you ever hear back from them or get a refund? It's the principle of the thing, not the amount of the money.
That's one of the reasons I tell my friend that I never got ESO. Reports on the WineDB looked good, but I have some bad experience with Skyrim really
so badly that I gave up. I got that one very cheap, though…
So, as I was saying, I'll only ever buy ESO if I can obtain, somehow, a demo copy and test it first.

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Post by barnzie8 »

Doing the installed single player campaigns on Wesnoth. Got almost all the achievements on A robot named fight. Just missing the two speed run and low item run achievements. The world ends with you mobile version. Just doing post game stuff and enjoying the fantastic music.
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Post by RolfDhew »

Hey guys! Check out 0 ad, it is a game similiar to Age of empires, it is fully 3d and a very good game! I also highly reccomend the Hyrule Conquest mod for 0 ad, it is a legend of zelda rts mod! Anyone wo likes rts games will love this game! It's also opensource and completely free btw!

Daggerfall unity is also an amazing game for rpg lovers! It is basically daggerfall rewritten onto the unity engine with many improvements and modern features and great mods too! It is free (as is daggerfall the base game) and really fun!
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Post by RizkyPramudyaCJ »

Free Software:
- Thrive (as same as Spore but scientifically Accurate)
- Battle for Wesnoth
- Pioneer Space Sim
- FreeOrion
- Naev
- Endless Sky
- Xonotic

- Spore
- Audiosurf/2
- Beat Hazard
- Euro Truck Simulator 2

That's a game that I played it. But primarily I playing Thrive. This game is still under development of any volunteers and open source. Also, it's spore like and evolution life but scientifically accurate.
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Post by Andromenus »

hey people, forgot Minecraft - try and look for Vintage Story .... its made from a former Minecraft Mod-Maker

this game is much harder, harder in survival, nearly unknown, and a real nice survival sandbox-game.
Vintage Story is an uncompromising wilderness survival sandbox game inspired by lovecraftian horror themes. Find yourself in a ruined world reclaimed by nature and permeated by unnerving temporal disturbances. Relive the advent of human civilization, or take your own path.

the website for this game:

it is not opensource, but indy and not expensive ....

Multiplayer also possible and very nice here.
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Post by shevegen »

I recently finished Baldur's Gate 2 EE. Yes, ancient game, I know ...

Some things I liked. Combat was somewhat strategic; char development fun;
the initial storyline was nice too (the showdown is annoying and Throne of
Bhaal isn't as well designed as SoA). The mods are interesting - not well-tested
but brought new ideas like more Random encounters, new recruitable NPCs
and some add-on quests.

If I were young, and had lots of time I'd want to create the perfect RPG! Some
ideas I'd use from Baldur's Gate 2, like inter-character reactions and so forth.
Summonables too - using monsters as cannon fodder was entertaining.

It had a bit too much "chase this quest to gain that item". I think this is ok but it
should not be the main part. Better to focus ont he story first. Best story in any
computer RPG was in Betrayal at Krondor but that is not a surprise since the author
is a professional fantasy writer.

Other than that I don't play as many games anymore. I am not interested in the
huge 3D simulations ... they always seem to focus on graphical impression but
fall flat elsewhere.
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Post by Erikson994 »

I'm interested in making a game myself someday so I tend to get into as many games as possible.
But mostly I'm interested strategic RPG games.
The first time I got into this was Dragon Age Origins, it has great story, great gameplay & very strategic mechanic.
Later on I was introduced to several J-RPG games and while they are pretty different from Western RPGs, their strategic level is actually really good. Typically I'd say Shin Megami Tensei series which is really difficult in a good way.
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