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  1. Ray_Rogers2109

    Ray_Rogers2109 New Member

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    So game recommendations please with this upcoming, eventual, gradual new computer I'm building? Yep WOLFENSTEIN was the game which finally made me go ahead with this instead of procrastinating for so long about it.
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    This image too. (Green dots are games I've played/own/have currently installed.)
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    (Numerical then Alphabetical. No asterisk denotes I already own it for PC and could also be installed. Asterisk denotes I already own it on 360 and will be buying for PC. Double asterisk denotes game borrowed/rented/played before/haven't played and will be buying for both 360/PC. Triple denotes I'll just be buying it for PC only. All new PC titles will remained shrinkwrapped until I put the tower together. Any suggestions why some of the older games don't run very well on Vista and I've also read for 7? Was considering Virtual Operating System or whatever it's called, especially for ALIENS versus PREDATOR - Gold Edition. Yep also use STEAM and ScummVM. Pity I've forgotten alot of DOS or I'd also use MS-DOS.) Also great idea of the sort of games I play.

    007: nightfire
    007: GoldenEye Source 4.1
    007 2008: Quantum of Solace** (Repurchase on 360 though.)
    007 2010: BLOOD STONE**
    ALIEN SWARM
    ALIENS versus PREDATOR - Gold Edition (Rebuy via Steam?)
    ALIENS versus PREDATOR 2 + Primal Hunt
    ALIENS versus PREDATOR 2010***
    AREA 51 (Haven't played.)
    Back to the Future: The Game - Part I (Only fiddled with the grpahical/audio settings.)
    Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn (Haven't played.)
    BATTLEFIELD 1942/Road to Rome/Secret Weapons of WWII
    BATTLEFIELD 2
    BRADE RUNNAH (ALWAYS installed.)
    CALL OF DUTY (More interested in the World War II entries.)
    Call of Juarez (Only played the demo on 360. Guess I'll also buy it for 360 since I have it for PC.)
    The Chronicles of Riddickulous: Escape from Butcher Bay
    The Chronicles of Riddickulous: Assault on Dark Athena*
    CIVILIZATION IV
    CIVILIZATION V***
    Counter-Strike (See entry for HλLF-LIFE. Haven't played.)
    Deathmatch Classic (Haven't played.)
    Deathmatch Source (Haven't played.)
    DEUS EX (Only played back in maybe 2002?)
    DIABLO II
    DOOM³
    The Elder Scrolls III: MORROWIND - Game of the Year Edition (All TES games are used heavily with graphical mods. In-lore specific of course!)
    The Elder Scrolls IV: OBRIVION - Game of the Year Edition
    The Elder Scrolls V: SKYRIM***
    FALLOUT (FALLOUT Trilogy DVD)
    FALLOUT 2 (FALLOUT Trilogy DVD)
    FALLOUT: Tactics (FALLOUT Trilogy DVD)
    FALLOUT 3 - Game of the Year Edition*
    FALLOUT: New Vegas** (Rebuying the GotYE for both 360 and lastly for PC.)
    GRIM FANDANGO
    GTA2
    Grand Theft Auto IV* + Episodes from Liberty City*** with ENB mod
    HλLF-LIFE (Actual retail disc, input CD Key and rest of GoldSrc games free!)
    HλLF-LIFE: Opposing Force
    HλLF-LIFE: Blue Shift
    HλLF-LIFE² (The Orange Box retail)
    HλLF-LIFE² - Lost Coast (Steam Download)
    HλLF-LIFE² - Episode One (The Orange Box retail)
    HλLF-LIFE² - Episode Two (The Orange Box retail)
    HITMAN: Codename 47
    HITMAN 2: Silent Assassin
    HITMAN: Blood Money
    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
    Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
    Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine
    Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb
    Indigo Prophecy (Would much rather have the uncut FARENHEIT. Never played yet.)
    LEFT 4 DEAD***
    LEFT 4 DEAD 2***
    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
    The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth
    The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth II (Already own it for both 360 and PC.)
    The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth II - The Rise of the Witch-King
    The Lord of the Rings: Conquest (Installed but have yet to play it.)
    The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria - Collector's Edition (supports DX11, high textures, etc. and am so stoked.)
    THE MATRIX: Path of Neo
    MAX PAYNE
    METAL GEAR SOLID & VR Missions
    The Secret of Monkey Island (Both CD-ROM retail for ScummVM and Special Edition from Steam.)
    Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge (Both CD-ROM retail for ScummVM and Special Edition from Steam.)
    The Curse of Monkey Island
    Neverwinter Nights Platinum
    Neverwinter Nights 2 (Haven't played yet.)
    PORTAL (The Orange Box retail)
    PORTAL 2***
    RESIDENT EVIL 4 (Crappy key mapping for PC.)
    Rise of Nations + Thrones of Patriots
    The Saboteur**
    Sherlock Holmes versus Jack the Ripper**
    SILENT HILL 3 (Barely played, first title played in series I have.)
    Tom Clancy's SPLINTER CELL
    Tom Clancy's SPLINTER CELL: Pandora Tomorrow
    Tom Clancy's SPLINTER CELL: Chaos Theory
    STAR TREK: Bridge Commander
    SYSTEM SHOCK 2 (YES! http://www.ttlg.com/forums/showthread.php?t=69958 )
    TEAM FORTRESS Classic (Haven't played yet.)
    TEAM FORTRESS 2 (The Orange Box retail)
    THE THING
    ROME: Total War (Will be buying rest of Total War series succeeding ROME. In successive order for playing of course.)
    TRON 2.0**
    TRON: Evolution
    Return to Castle Wolfenstein + Enemy Territory
    WOLFENSTEIN**
     
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    I am going to spit out titles for the XBOX 360 and PC that are not on your list.

    Plants Vs. Zombies
    Peggle
    Heavy Weapon
    Battlefield 1943
    Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Conviction
    Magicka
    Bayonetta
    Vanguish
    Icewind Dale Ultimate Collection
    Baldur's Gate 4-in-1 Box Set
    Bionic Commando: Re-Armed
    Resident Evil 5
    Dead Rising 2
    Borderlands
    Mafia
    Mafia II
    Shadow Complex
    Transformers: War For Cybertron
    Torchlight
    Dragon Age: Origins
    Singularity
    Cryostasis: The Sleep of Reason
    Metro 2033
    Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II
    Trine
    Fat Princess
    Monday Night Combat
    Dead Space
    Dead Space 2
    Stacking
    Costume Quest
    Costume Quest: Grubbins on Ice
    Assassin's Creed II
    Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
    Red Dead Redemption
    Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare
    Mass Effect
    Mass Effect 2
    Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
    Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit
    Pac-Man Championship DX
    Bioshock
    Bioshock 2
    Braid
    World of Goo
    Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World
    Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
    Hydro Thunder Hurricane
    Alan Wake
    Limbo
    Puzzle Quest 2
    Nier
    S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
    Dante's Inferno
    Darksiders
    A Boy and his Blob
    Batman: Arkham Asylum
    Trials HD
    Gears of War
    Gears of War 2
    Halo: Reach
    Burnout Paradise
    Prototype
    Super Meat Boy
     
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    You don't need that crappy pci soundcard, the motherboards onboard sound is much better and 7.1 unless you really need that midi port
     
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    Titles in bold are interested in. NO are no thanks. Not interested in Mass Effect, Halo shittery, non-WWII CoD or JRPGs anymore. Two Worlds II might be interesting? Slow game buyer except for a select kind.
    Already own Resident Evil 5 for 360 and Sheva's pissing me off with her shitty AI.:mad:

    You're forgetting it has a 15-pin port of which I still have my HammerheadFX game controller which I've had for over 15 or so years or whenever it was first marketed.
     
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    Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura
    Battle for Wesnoth
    Battlestations: Pacific
    Company of Heroes
    Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts
    Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor
    Cossacks: European Wars
    Cossacks: The Art of War
    Cossacks: Back to War
    Cossacks 2: Napoleonic Wars
    Cossacks 2: Battle for Europe
    Diablo II: Lord of Destruction
    Divinity II: The Dragon Knight Saga
    Hearts of Iron III
    Hearts of Iron III: Semper Fi
    King's Bounty - Crossworlds
    Mount & Blade: Warband
    Real Warfare 1242
    R.U.S.E.
    Sins of a Solar Empire: Trinity
    Victoria 2
    Wings of Prey
    World in Conflict
     
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    Forgot to mention I have Arcanum installed but haven't played yet. Should update my list. Also have DREAMFALL: The Longest Journey installed but have never played.

    And for the Assassin's Creed series I'd rather start with 1 then work my way through them.
     
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    Love that picture, had so many of the pre 2000 games.

    Think I might have to reinstall Total Annihilation and some mods :D
     
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    Singularity is a 'Russian Bioshock' so you might change your mind after you play Bioshock.

    you can play the 'prototype' Meat Boy here. Super Meat Boy is so much better.

    I made a mistake on a Boy and his Blob that is for Wii.

    Battlefield 1943 is easy because it's not coming to PC and it was well made. video review here.

    Mark's video reviews on Singularity, Dead Rising 2, Nier, Dead Space, Bioshock, Bioshock 2, Red Dead Redemption, Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat and Dante's Inferno.
     
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    I've already beaten BioShock 1 for 360. Will also be buying it for PC. Got BioShock 2 for 360 in January for only $11 on 360. Will be buying it for PC but keeping it sealed amongst the other PC counterpart 360 titles. EXTREMELY interested in METRO 2033.

    EDIT: I'm still jumping around with the levels for the first three Splinter Cell games. Will be getting the fourth next, Double Agent? THEN Conviction. Yes I'm a stickler for playing game series with a main protagonist in order. Or intended, release or otherwise order.
    With CRYSIS? I dunno yet. Not an immediate purchase for me.
     
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    how can you not want to play Transformers: War for Cybertron with a credits screen like this? haha it's not licensed to the Michael Bay films and people that don't even like Transformers seem to enjoy it. the developer combined the old and new relatively well like Batman: Arkham Asylum.

    Splinter Cell Conviction is easily the best in the series.

    I did play the Crysis 2 demo on XBOX Live and thought it was alright. the truth is I am worried Crysis has lost it's identity by removing sandbox so I will probably wait until it's in the bargain bin besides I just picked up a RetroN 3 which is going to keep me busy for a while.
     
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    I first watched G1 back in the 1980's when I was a kid.
     
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    Metro 2033 is a great game, you won't be disappointed. Highly atmospheric. Speaking of which, another fabulously atmospheric (but less well known) game, if you're into horror, is Amnesia: Dark Descent. Great game imho, genuinely scary! (Gets an award in good review here).

    Oh and also, check out The Witcher, another under-rated game imo...
     
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    Baldurs gate/icewind dale are about 1000x better than dragon age.

    Dragonage should be called Generic RPG with good graphics-age.

    There's some nice features in it, and cool little bits ( love slow mo kills)

    But it's fairly lacking the atmosphere department of the story, I had feeling of NEED at all.

    Where as in icewind dale and baldurs gate you I found I very quickly became part of the world and wanted to protect it.

    Dragonage just felt like go here do x to me : [
     
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    the power of Boo compels you!
    the power of Boo compels you!

    by the way I think there is a mod called Easy TuTu that allows you to play Baldur's Gate in the Baldur's Gate 2 engine.
     
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    I'd like to run the games on the icewind dale 2 engine.

    ( uses 3.5 edition rules which makes for a better PC game experiance IMO)
     
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    My recommendation: Indigo Prophecy. Oldish game, made in 2005. Average graphics and gameplay, but the story is so incredible. by the end of the game, you feel you've seen an awesome sci-fi movie.
     
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    It's Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn. From my housemate and I already have it installed. Don't even own any Dragon Age yet so I'll play Baldur's Gate II first. Even considering getting the 4-in-1 Baldur's Gate and the Icewind Dale DVD-ROM collections/compilations

    I really want to play The Witcher Enhanced Edition, only if it's unedited. Amnesia am going to hold off on a bit. Not very interested with Mass Effect.

    Need to get to sleep since it's 6:33am here and thanks for the suggestions!

    EDIT: I have Indigo Prophecy already on my PC, haven't played it yet, and would rather have FARENHEIT. More due to it being the uncut/unedited version. Pffffffffffft, that's not old at all. I have games from as far back as 1986. Well some more for I own this and others can't even be played. Yes I have quite a game collection but even more so with movies.
     
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    There's an Icewind Dale custom campaign for NWN, although last I played it was only for the first "chapter" only.
     
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    Aye I saw that too about 2 years ago, I wonder if they added more because I enjoyed the little bit I could play.

    Looks like I'm off to go buy neverwinter nights from work! :laugh:
     
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    How's The Saboteur?
    I already have in my Amazon USA cart for PC:
    The Chronicles of Riddickulous: Assault on Dark Athena; 007 2008: Quantum of Solace; Splinter Cell: Double Agent; Splinter Cell: Conviction.
    Only $30.01!:D
     
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    I have to disagree.. No onboard sound can hope to compete with SB XFI sound card which has an I/O bay..onboard sound is pretty damn good too and most dont have a real need for anything more but to say it is better is :wtf:..

    Sometimes you need a soundcard that has an I/O bay too .. OK.. I can hear it now.. I said MIDI.. That you did, but I have never used my 2 mini-midi ports.. I do however use the 1/4" headphone jack and the 1/4" phono for instruments such as a mic or guitar... PC w/XFI +Guitar Rig=Heaven
     
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    The Saboteur is alright. I would play Conviction, Red Dead Redemption, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, Dead Space and Dead Space 2 before it :)

    don't buy the PC version of Dead Space it has input problems unless you want to connect your 360 controller. Dead Space 2 doesn't have this problem. you will probably want to use a controller for Bionic Commando: Re-armed and Super Meat Boy.

    Tip: use Metacritic.
     
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    It's for the HammerheadFX 15-pin game controller.

    No, I'd play Double Agent first instead of Conviction because I'm going to be playing Splinter Cell 1-3 and also Double Agent before it. It's like playing the twelfth game in a protagonists series for someone who's only played the first three. Yes Splinter Cell is a series I'm playing by release order. Why should I skip Double Agent and go directly to Conviction? Doesn't make any damned sense.:wtf:
    Shouldn't I be playing the first Assassin's Creed game before directly playing the third one? The Saboteur is already a low price. Yes I do want to play Red Dead Redemption but it's still too expensive.
    SERIES order is far more important to me compared to just playing them in random order. Exception to that rule is SILENT HILL 3 since it's readily available on PC.
    Proud to be a Discphile.:rockout:

    EDIT: I don't really care about MetaCritic. According to them I should buy ALL the shitty Halo games in existance and not follow my own gaming preferences!
     

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