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Re: Looking for games epic in scope
« Reply #25 on: December 15, 2013, 05:38:39 PM »
A world? I prefer 4X games where I can conquer many worlds, species etc etc ;)
I've played 4X games that have a universe. Sword of the Stars comes to mind.

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Re: Looking for games epic in scope
« Reply #26 on: December 15, 2013, 05:45:42 PM »
Yeah, I've played quite a few of them, from Master of Orion onwards. Never found one that quite pushed all the right buttons for me, but I've enjoyed them still :)

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Re: Looking for games epic in scope
« Reply #27 on: December 15, 2013, 05:49:58 PM »
Once again, it's a bit older, but what about the Summoner Series.?

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Re: Looking for games epic in scope
« Reply #28 on: December 15, 2013, 05:52:54 PM »
If you don't mind going old school Jade Empire is pretty epic with a very Asian flair.  You can download it off Xbox.  It's one of my all time favs.  Beyond that, most of the other ideas I have have been done.  Knight of the Old Republic one and two, not the MMO, is nice with a someone epic feel.  I don't know if they have that one on Xbox but I know it's on Steam I believe.  And the old Jedi Knight series has a touch of epic in it as it goes on.  Though I have no idea the availability of that one.

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Re: Looking for games epic in scope
« Reply #29 on: December 15, 2013, 05:54:29 PM »
Once again, it's a bit older, but what about the Summoner Series.?
Huh, I'll look into those, but I don't know what platforms they might be on or how many games there might be.

Crimson Cain: I've played all those.

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Re: Looking for games epic in scope
« Reply #30 on: December 15, 2013, 05:57:21 PM »
Maybe Far Cry games? Particularly the 3rd one?

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Re: Looking for games epic in scope
« Reply #31 on: December 15, 2013, 06:01:13 PM »
Maybe Far Cry games? Particularly the 3rd one?
Payed the third one. No real interest in the first two because of some of the strangeness I've heard about. :\

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Re: Looking for games epic in scope
« Reply #32 on: December 15, 2013, 06:06:08 PM »
Maybe Dwarf Fortress, although that's more getting lost with what you can do with it.

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Re: Looking for games epic in scope
« Reply #33 on: December 15, 2013, 06:11:47 PM »
Maybe Dwarf Fortress, although that's more getting lost with what you can do with it.
I play the occasional game. My plan is to get good enough to make a bunch of fortress of truly impressive magnitude so my adventure mod characters can play around in them.

I'm failing, miserably. :P

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Re: Looking for games epic in scope
« Reply #34 on: December 15, 2013, 07:29:58 PM »
Have you tried Demons and Dark Souls for the PS3/360/PC? Though only Dark souls is on the latter two.

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Re: Looking for games epic in scope
« Reply #35 on: December 15, 2013, 07:59:26 PM »
Have you tried Demons and Dark Souls for the PS3/360/PC? Though only Dark souls is on the latter two.
I've played Dark Souls. Didn't like it. Had good atmosphere, but I found it had a myriad of issues that when combined with its brutal difficulty that made playing it a bore. The battles which I thought would feel epic just became trial-and-error fests.

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Re: Looking for games epic in scope
« Reply #36 on: December 15, 2013, 08:17:16 PM »
Considering the games you've listed there's a good chance you've played at least some of these (and I've left out some that I'm pretty sure you've already mentioned playing), but anyway...

On the RPG front:

Planescape Torment
Arcanum
Vampire Masquerade: Redemption (with fan patches/mods... the original even patched is still a horribly buggy mess).
Shadowrun Returns
Pretty much any game by Spiderweb Software/Jeff Vogel
Betrayal at Krondor (brilliant game but showing its age)
Wasteland (really showing its age)
Deus Ex (Primarily 1 but 2 and HR have some interesting ideas/concepts)
Dark Messiah of Might and Magic (a really good hack/slash RPG)
Anachronox (criminally underrated RPG)

In other genres, Sins of a Solar Empire (a sort of 4X/RTS hybrid) has no "story mode" or the like but a vast amount of pretty well written lore. Thief 1 + 2 are both great and Psychonauts (a brilliant platformer) has an excellent setting and atmosphere.

Edit: Should chuck in System Shock 1 + 2 as well... truly brilliant atmosphere in both games.
« Last Edit: December 15, 2013, 08:18:47 PM by consortium11 »

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Re: Looking for games epic in scope
« Reply #37 on: December 15, 2013, 08:22:15 PM »
I have to say, I got nicely lost in the really old-school Might and Magic games.  You'd probably have to use a DOS-box to get them to run on anything above XP, though.

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Re: Looking for games epic in scope
« Reply #38 on: December 15, 2013, 08:27:25 PM »
Considering the games you've listed there's a good chance you've played at least some of these (and I've left out some that I'm pretty sure you've already mentioned playing), but anyway...

On the RPG front:

Planescape Torment
Arcanum
Vampire Masquerade: Redemption (with fan patches/mods... the original even patched is still a horribly buggy mess).
Shadowrun Returns
Pretty much any game by Spiderweb Software/Jeff Vogel
Betrayal at Krondor (brilliant game but showing its age)
Wasteland (really showing its age)
Deus Ex (Primarily 1 but 2 and HR have some interesting ideas/concepts)
Dark Messiah of Might and Magic (a really good hack/slash RPG)
Anachronox (criminally underrated RPG)

In other genres, Sins of a Solar Empire (a sort of 4X/RTS hybrid) has no "story mode" or the like but a vast amount of pretty well written lore. Thief 1 + 2 are both great and Psychonauts (a brilliant platformer) has an excellent setting and atmosphere.

Edit: Should chuck in System Shock 1 + 2 as well... truly brilliant atmosphere in both games.
I've played Arcanum. I don't know if Planescape would be up my alley. It's a version of D&D I don't play. I'm not sure about Wasteland and Battle at Krondor. Didn't like Dark Massiah, and I hear Anachronox is an open love letter to JRPGs (a genre I'm kind of tired of) and I heard it ends on a large cliffhanger or setup to a sequel that never came because of Daikatana. :P

System Shock doesn't strike me as epic of scope. Doesn't mean it's bad, but I'm looking for big sprawling adventure. :

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Re: Looking for games epic in scope
« Reply #39 on: December 15, 2013, 09:05:14 PM »
( not sure if it has been mentioned yet )

Bioshock series? Great combat and graphics

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Re: Looking for games epic in scope
« Reply #40 on: December 15, 2013, 09:07:21 PM »
( not sure if it has been mentioned yet )

Bioshock series? Great combat and graphics
Yep, played all the Bioshocks

EDIT: Summoner is a no go. I don't have a PS2. :\
« Last Edit: December 15, 2013, 09:32:07 PM by Inkidu »

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Re: Looking for games epic in scope
« Reply #41 on: December 15, 2013, 11:29:24 PM »
The Wii has some great RPG's, like Xenoblade and Pandoras Tower.

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Re: Looking for games epic in scope
« Reply #42 on: December 16, 2013, 07:19:58 AM »
The Wii has some great RPG's, like Xenoblade and Pandoras Tower.
Don't have a Wii. :\

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Re: Looking for games epic in scope
« Reply #43 on: December 16, 2013, 07:21:25 AM »
I think I'm beginning to see the gravity of your dilemma here xD

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Re: Looking for games epic in scope
« Reply #44 on: December 16, 2013, 07:24:27 AM »
I think I'm beginning to see the gravity of your dilemma here xD
Yeah, I'm poor and bored. :\


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Re: Looking for games epic in scope
« Reply #45 on: December 16, 2013, 07:55:44 AM »
Hmmm, you could try the Legacy of Kane games. I remember those being very epic in scale.

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Re: Looking for games epic in scope
« Reply #46 on: December 16, 2013, 02:43:19 PM »
Regarding the Thief games:
Can't get a hold of it. Might not run on my computer too.

gog.com has them. http://www.gog.com/game/thief_gold http://www.gog.com/game/thief_2_the_metal_age http://www.gog.com/game/thief_3

$5 each at the moment, and gog's versions come patched to work with modern machines for the most part.

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Re: Looking for games epic in scope
« Reply #47 on: December 16, 2013, 03:52:31 PM »
Regarding the Thief games:
gog.com has them. http://www.gog.com/game/thief_gold http://www.gog.com/game/thief_2_the_metal_age http://www.gog.com/game/thief_3

$5 each at the moment, and gog's versions come patched to work with modern machines for the most part.
Well I'll look into it, but there's a reboot coming soon too?

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Re: Looking for games epic in scope
« Reply #48 on: December 16, 2013, 04:16:44 PM »
I don't know if it's a reboot or just a sequel. Don't see how it matters for playing the older games either way though. ;p

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Re: Looking for games epic in scope
« Reply #49 on: December 16, 2013, 04:18:06 PM »
I don't know if it's a reboot or just a sequel. Don't see how it matters for playing the older games either way though. ;p
Well, if it's soon, I might as well get the bigger better more open one. :P