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Offline Wolfy

Re: My Kingdom for a New Video Game!
« Reply #25 on: August 03, 2010, 05:41:30 PM »
I just don't see where Blizzard gets the collective cajones to make people wait more than a decade for a sequel and then make them pay what 180 dollars for all three parts. Still, this isn't my thread to harp on Blizzard. I'm trying to find a new game on the cheap so I don't just die of boredom.

I am playing a bit of Rise of Nations but how man times can you totally crush Kim Il Sun in the Inchon Offensive before that gets dull again?

Personally, Ink, I don't think it was Blizzard's idea.

We all know how much Activision loves Money over Quality, and believes that the public will buy any piece of **** they turn out, and they WILL turn it out just to make a profit...

Soo..I think that Activision (Who owns Blizzard now.) forced them to split it into three games to get more money out of what they knew was one of the most anticipated sequels of all time.

That's my theory, anyway.

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Re: My Kingdom for a New Video Game!
« Reply #26 on: August 03, 2010, 05:53:11 PM »
Personally, Ink, I don't think it was Blizzard's idea.

We all know how much Activision loves Money over Quality, and believes that the public will buy any piece of **** they turn out, and they WILL turn it out just to make a profit...

Soo..I think that Activision (Who owns Blizzard now.) forced them to split it into three games to get more money out of what they knew was one of the most anticipated sequels of all time.

That's my theory, anyway.
That may or may not be the case, I think it's more of the fact that Blizzard had it sitting in development so long that they had a ton of ideas to use and saw dollar signs and again Blizzard didn't seem to have a problem selling out so... back on topic... now. :D

Offline Wolfy

Re: My Kingdom for a New Video Game!
« Reply #27 on: August 03, 2010, 06:16:15 PM »
Darksiders?
Fallout 3?
Dragon Age?
Mass Effect 2?
Mass Effect 1?
Lost Odyssey?

O-o

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Re: My Kingdom for a New Video Game!
« Reply #28 on: August 03, 2010, 06:23:15 PM »
Darksiders?
Fallout 3?
Dragon Age?
Mass Effect 2?
Mass Effect 1?
Lost Odyssey?

O-o
Struck out on all of them, Wolfy. I've owned or own all of 'em but Darksiders and that I'm not going to play again.

Offline Hemingway

Re: My Kingdom for a New Video Game!
« Reply #29 on: August 03, 2010, 07:22:40 PM »
Cheap, good games?

The Darkness?
Chronicles of Riddick?

Just off the top of my head ...

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Re: My Kingdom for a New Video Game!
« Reply #30 on: August 03, 2010, 07:31:25 PM »
Have you hit up the freeware sites yet?

Offline Geeklet

Re: My Kingdom for a New Video Game!
« Reply #31 on: August 03, 2010, 07:33:50 PM »
If you can ever download anything, check out Alien Swarm. Its free on Steam, and its a fun little game. Hopefully once the community has its hands on it for a little longer, some good user-made campaigns will start floating around.

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Re: My Kingdom for a New Video Game!
« Reply #32 on: August 04, 2010, 02:52:18 PM »
Cheap, good games?

The Darkness?
Chronicles of Riddick?

Just off the top of my head ...
Did not like the first, played the second to death. I love me some Riddick.

Freeware gets iffy because I can't really download anything substantial and I have to wait to like when the seventh of every month so I can use what remains of my allowance to download it.

Offline Callie Del Noire

Re: My Kingdom for a New Video Game!
« Reply #33 on: August 04, 2010, 02:59:43 PM »
They already did..when they tried the whole "Real ID on forums" thing that would force you to use your REAL NAME on their forums....that..kind of backfired...A LOT.


My understanding is that one of the Developers had his name/address and other data posted as an example of why it was a BAD idea.. and the post vanished along with the Read ID idea in the forums. In like MINUTES

Offline Wolfy

Re: My Kingdom for a New Video Game!
« Reply #34 on: August 04, 2010, 06:19:12 PM »

My understanding is that one of the Developers had his name/address and other data posted as an example of why it was a BAD idea.. and the post vanished along with the Read ID idea in the forums. In like MINUTES

Exactly..because you know who is on the internet? 4chan.

and the first rule of the internet: don't piss off 4chan. o-o

And I'm pretty sure the whole RealID thing had the 4chan players pissed off alot. o-o

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Re: My Kingdom for a New Video Game!
« Reply #35 on: August 04, 2010, 06:48:07 PM »
Did not like the first, played the second to death. I love me some Riddick.

Freeware gets iffy because I can't really download anything substantial and I have to wait to like when the seventh of every month so I can use what remains of my allowance to download it.

Judging from what you've said you like, you might be able to waste a couple hours with these:

http://military.discovery.com/games/games.html

Offline akalasEDGE

Re: My Kingdom for a New Video Game!
« Reply #36 on: August 04, 2010, 06:58:58 PM »
Kingdom hearts!
Avernum! (www.spiderwebsoftware.com)
Darwinia! (http://www.introversion.co.uk/darwinia/)
Pokemon!
There's so many games in the world... and many of them are delightfully original. Some aren't, sure, but even some of the unoriginal clones can be fun. Sometimes when I'm bored, I'll just go back and try to re-play something, no matter how ancient it is.

Offline Wolfy

Re: My Kingdom for a New Video Game!
« Reply #37 on: August 04, 2010, 11:19:57 PM »
Red Dead Redemption.

/topic! o3o

Offline Hemingway

Re: My Kingdom for a New Video Game!
« Reply #38 on: August 05, 2010, 05:29:30 AM »
Red Dead Redemption.

/topic! o3o


Oh, I beg to differ.

Red Faction: Guerrilla

Hmm. I'm running out of ideas here. It seems your problem isn't so much that you can't find any games, as you've played them all. I have the same problem, and there's no cure!

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Re: My Kingdom for a New Video Game!
« Reply #39 on: August 05, 2010, 05:40:44 PM »
Thank Oniya, They'll kill some hours.

Edge: They look kind of like a series and that's a lot of money to put forward to play it chronologically.
I also despise Kingdom Hearts with venom. I'm kind of burned out on Pokemon too. The problem is they're all the same game. Play one you've pretty much played 'em all.

Thanks for your suggestions and I might try to look some of those up later when I'm not so pressured on the wallet.

I played, loved and beat RDR twice. Wolfy.

Also played and beat Red Faction: Guerrilla, Hemingway.

I know I'm hard to please. I do play a lot of games though.

Offline Tsais

Re: My Kingdom for a New Video Game!
« Reply #40 on: August 05, 2010, 08:02:22 PM »
The Witcher! Love that game ^.^

Offline Craz

Re: My Kingdom for a New Video Game!
« Reply #41 on: August 05, 2010, 08:36:46 PM »
Just about anything from the Total War series? It's strategy, but it's awesome in that it's turn-based on the campaign, but the battles are in real time. Then again, I'm a histori-junkie.

Blood Bowl's pretty fun, if you like sports games and humor.

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Re: My Kingdom for a New Video Game!
« Reply #42 on: August 06, 2010, 11:33:22 AM »
The Witcher! Love that game ^.^
Got it.

Craz: I'm not a big fan of Total War. The battles take so long to position and breaching the larger structures like forts and castles takes as long as a real siege would. Plus I would like to stay away from PC. I've said it before it's just not a superior platform as far as finances are concerned. I'm not a big sports fan either. Thanks for trying though.

I'm looking for something I've not played in the current generation. I'm finding out that's not a lot...

Offline Jude

Re: My Kingdom for a New Video Game!
« Reply #43 on: August 06, 2010, 02:18:47 PM »
As far as I'm aware you don't have a PS3 so these are 360 suggestions (some are available on PC as well):

Deadly Premonition (budget game, can get it for under 20 used), Miner Dig Deep (Indie game on XBL for 80 points or 1$), Shadow Complex (XBLA title from last year, I loved it), if you're looking for a Western RPG type feel, I think the Borderlands DLC is on sale this week, you could pick up a copy and check that out.  It's a bit Western RPGish (like a shooter-heavy version of Fallout, I think, still very fun).  Operation Darkness, a very quaint SRPG that is actually pretty fun and different.

Offline Wolfy

Re: My Kingdom for a New Video Game!
« Reply #44 on: August 06, 2010, 02:28:39 PM »
Don't, however, get borderlands if you want a deep story. o-o

Offline Craz

Re: My Kingdom for a New Video Game!
« Reply #45 on: August 06, 2010, 04:09:21 PM »
Snoopy: Flying Ace. It's a pretty gun fame. Sotrta a this-generation Crimson Skies.

Offline TheWriter

Re: My Kingdom for a New Video Game!
« Reply #46 on: August 07, 2010, 12:07:57 AM »
Alpha Protocol.  Yeah, everyone panned it because it took so long to come out, and it wasn't as good as Mass Effect 2 (what is?), but that shouldn't deter you from getting what really is a great game.  What Mass Effect claims to do with its conversations that change the course of the game, Alpha Protocol actually does with its more complex but just as intuitive take on it; there is no good guy/bad guy path, there are just different paths.  I've been having an absolute ball with it.

Offline Wolfy

Re: My Kingdom for a New Video Game!
« Reply #47 on: August 07, 2010, 08:52:15 AM »
You could get Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection..to experience the Genesis days...Legally, anyway. <_<>_> o3o

Offline mannik

Re: My Kingdom for a New Video Game!
« Reply #48 on: August 07, 2010, 11:45:05 AM »
Have you given Alan Wake a try? The animations aren't all that great but the story is really good and the game play is fun....if a bit difficult.

Offline Jude

Re: My Kingdom for a New Video Game!
« Reply #49 on: August 08, 2010, 01:02:06 AM »
I have to disagree with Mannik partly:  the story of Alan Wake is good, but the gameplay is terrible in my opinion.  Feels really dated; standard go from one location to another and kill things with a lack of progress (zero RPG elements).  It's fun for a quick playthrough on a rental if you can stand the repetitive combat and environments however, but don't expect replay value.

And I'd argue that Alpha Protocol is better than Mass Effect 2 to a certain kind of gamer:  the kind who likes hardcore RPGs ala Fallout 1 & 2 (but not 3 so much).  It's a much more behind-the-scenes dice-heavy game.  Mass Effect 2 was basically a Third-Person Shooter with heavy RPG story elements but light RPG gameplay elements.