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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by CFFJR Tue Jun 09, 2015 9:40 pm

Erik_Twice wrote:That was a great write-up CFFJR! I actually wanted to try out the game after I heard HG101's podcast on it and now I want to try it out even more. Shame it would be so difficult for me to play it on the go...


Thanks!

You should definitely give it a try if you're able, but it is also not a portable friendly game. Having said that, System Shock Portable (that Exhuminator linked to) can run off of a usb device, so you could carry it around with you and play at any computer. I don't know if that will help any, but its worth mentioning.

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Xeogred wrote:Considering I love the Thief series, System Shock 2, and Ultima Underworld, I really should give System Shock 1 another shot.

Did you play with the mouse look hack?


You really should! I can't think of any reason why you wouldn't like it.

I did play with mouse look, and its very handy. It works as Mr. Popo described, using the E key to toggle. I ended up switching back and forth between mouse look and cursor quite often during combat.

Exhuminator wrote:Yes they were. And so are you, for going back in time and enjoying System Shock.

To be 100% honest I believe Looking Glass Studios were the best game designers to ever have existed.


:mrgreen:

I can't argue with that point of view. This one game was enough to blow my mind, and I say that not having played their other stuff.

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You totally get it. You've hit exactly on what makes System Shock so fantastic, and why I actually consider it to be better than System Shock 2 (and I played both for the first time last year, so there's no nostalgia goggles here).


:D

It really was an amazing, unique experience. I intend to play SS2 (started a file, chose navy), but SS1 has set the bar so ridiculously high that I worry I'll end up disappointed. It makes perfect sense to me that you prefer 1.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Exhuminator Tue Jun 09, 2015 9:48 pm

CFFJR wrote:I intend to play SS2 (started a file, chose navy), but SS1 has set the bar so ridiculously high that I worry I'll end up disappointed.

System Shock 2 is just as good as System Shock. They just play a lot differently. The first game is a cyberpunk-dungeon adventure, the second game is a cyberpunk-survival horror FPS. There's enough similarities between the two that they feel totally connected, yet enough differences that they play as completely unique experiences. You will not be disappointed. I can't imagine you being disappointed.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Sarge Tue Jun 09, 2015 9:58 pm

I can finally post a beaten game! Whee!

It's Picross DS, though, so not your traditional stuff. Been chipping away at it for a while, a great little puzzler when you've got a short window to play. It's also interesting to see how many advanced-level techniques you end up figuring out as you keep going. It tops out at 25x20 in this version, which can take a while but is by no means impossible.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by MrPopo Tue Jun 09, 2015 10:25 pm

Exhuminator wrote:
CFFJR wrote:I intend to play SS2 (started a file, chose navy), but SS1 has set the bar so ridiculously high that I worry I'll end up disappointed.

System Shock 2 is just as good as System Shock. They just play a lot differently. The first game is a cyberpunk-dungeon adventure, the second game is a cyberpunk-survival horror FPS. There's enough similarities between the two that they feel totally connected, yet enough differences that they play as completely unique experiences. You will not be disappointed. I can't imagine you being disappointed.

Oh, System Shock 2 is a fantastic game. I just felt like SS1's approach to picking up the story pieces and objectives more organically was much more engaging, whereas SS2 has more of a mission control feel to it that didn't mesh in my mind with the survival horror stuff. By contrast, Deus Ex has the same sort of mission control but it feels better with the kind of story and gameplay they're presenting.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by BogusMeatFactory Tue Jun 09, 2015 10:38 pm

Sarge wrote:I can finally post a beaten game! Whee!

It's Picross DS, though, so not your traditional stuff. Been chipping away at it for a while, a great little puzzler when you've got a short window to play. It's also interesting to see how many advanced-level techniques you end up figuring out as you keep going. It tops out at 25x20 in this version, which can take a while but is by no means impossible.


I love Picross and never understood why it wasn't as popular of a puzzle game here in the States. I remember spending an eternity on Mario Picross on the Gameboy as a kid. I had to snatch up on the virtual console to relive it. I absolutely adore this type of puzzle game and am glad some other people out there like it too!
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Ack Tue Jun 09, 2015 11:00 pm

Ain't nothing wrong with Picross, Sarge. Come to think of it, I believe the NGPC Picross import was the first NGPC game I beat...
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by CFFJR Tue Jun 09, 2015 11:05 pm

Exhuminator wrote:
CFFJR wrote:I intend to play SS2 (started a file, chose navy), but SS1 has set the bar so ridiculously high that I worry I'll end up disappointed.

System Shock 2 is just as good as System Shock. They just play a lot differently. The first game is a cyberpunk-dungeon adventure, the second game is a cyberpunk-survival horror FPS. There's enough similarities between the two that they feel totally connected, yet enough differences that they play as completely unique experiences. You will not be disappointed. I can't imagine you being disappointed.


Well, maybe disappointed was too strong a word.

But I get the idea and that's good to hear.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by dsheinem Wed Jun 10, 2015 2:09 am

Games Beaten 2015

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call - 3DS
A Bird Story - PC
Quake - PC
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - PS4
Quake: Scourge of Armagon - PC
Quake: Dissolution of Eternity - PC
Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis - NDS
Painkiller - PC
Gungrave: Overdose - PS2
Adventure -Atari 2600 (PS2)
Auto Racing - Intellivision (PS2) [1979]
Boxing - Atari 2600 (PS2) [1980]
The Count - TI99/4A (emulated) [1981]
Dragonstomper - Atari 2600/Starpath Supercharger (emulated) [1982]
Enduro - Atari 2600 (PS2) [1983]
Diablo III - PS4
Front Line - Atari 2600 (emulated) [1984]
Gertie Goose - The Lost Eggs - C64 (emulated) [1985]
Ocean Commander - Wii
Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance - PS2
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - PS4
Mortal Kombat: Deception - PS2
The Order: 1886 - PS4
The Uncle Who Works for Nintendo - PC
Grab Them By The Eyes - PC
Growl - PS2/Arcade
Hydlide - NES [1986]
Ikari Warriors - NES [1987]
Jonah Barrington's Squash - C64 (emulated) [1988]
Steel Diver - 3DS
Super Mario 3D World - - Wii U
Quake II - PC
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number - PS4
Kung Fu Louie vs. The Martial Art Posse - PC [1989]
Loom - PC [1990]
Metroid II: Return of Samus - GB [1991]
Ninja Commando - - Arcade (MAME) [1992]
Tennis in the Face - Vita
Final Fantasy Type-0 HD - PS4
Quake II: The Reckoning - PC
Injustice: Gods Among Us - PS4
Assassin's Creed: Freedom Cry - PS4
Infamous: First Light - PS4
Race the Sun - PS4
Mad Riders - PS3
Destiny: House of Wolves - PS4
Escape Goat 2 - PS4
Tower of Guns - PS4 *new*
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood - PC *new*

Total: 49


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Tower of Guns is an interesting idea, but it is needs a lot more guns and a lot taller tower. Glad it was free.

The Old Blood gets better in the second half and at ~6-7 hours it is a good value, but it is less enjoyable than the (slightly overrated) New Order. Too much stealth, too long to get some better guns and to some better maps, etc. There are 8 chapters - but I only really thought Chapters 4-6 were really solid. :?
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Sarge Wed Jun 10, 2015 12:12 pm

Wait, there's a Picross game for NGPC? Hmmm...

Yeah, I love Picross, I played the mess out of the GB version, too. I just like it a lot more than something like Sudoku, and I prefer more sedate puzzlers to the dropping-block style like Tetris. Also I really liked Dr. Mario back in the day.

Anyway, at some point I'll probably pick up the download-only ones on 3DS, the same company put those together too.

For the record, the last set of puzzles in Free Mode are pics of Nintendo's systems up to that point. Famicom up to DS Lite. Pretty neat, even if those particular puzzles were a little easier.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Exhuminator Wed Jun 10, 2015 12:46 pm

Sarge wrote:Wait, there's a Picross game for NGPC? Hmmm...

Yeah, I love Picross

There's a surprising amount of Picross (nonogram) games:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nonogram# ... ic_puzzles
http://www.gamefaqs.com/search/index.html?game=picross

I've never played any of these, but your fervor has me intrigued.
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