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In Topic: Free Mac (and occasionally Windows) games

21 May 2020 - 01:46 PM

View PostSneaky Snake, on 21 May 2020 - 01:36 PM, said:

Civ 6 is free now on the EGS. Looks like the leaks were correct.

Only for Windows...

In Topic: GOG Galaxy 2.0 Beta for Mac available

15 May 2020 - 11:00 AM

View Postnick68k, on 15 May 2020 - 10:18 AM, said:

So I update to 2.0.15(43) and it's been 'launching' on the splash screen for the past 20 minutes or so. Is this normal?

Definitely not.

In Topic: Questions about Doom 3.

11 May 2020 - 10:44 AM

View Postthe Battle Cat, on 11 May 2020 - 10:26 AM, said:

Seriously though, unskippable cut scenes break a game for me.  I'm thinking of one game in particular, forget who made it or even the title of it.  It was a number of years ago, a QuiickTime event game about Jurassic park.  The random button mashing frenzy after a forced cut scene and lead up to the event became infuriating.  

It was Telltale's Jurassic Park game. Never played that one because of the terrible reviews. QTEs were always the worst part of Telltale games. I don't know whose bright idea it was to make a game that's just a string of them.

Never got around to playing Doom 3, even though I had it on disc... Apparently BFG also nerfs the game, eliminating the need for the flashlight and changing the monster encounters. That's worse than the gripes already listed here.

At least they still sell the original. That's more than I can say for some other remasters.

In Topic: SketchFighter 4000 Alpha revival project

08 May 2020 - 12:29 PM

Very cool! Never played this one back in the day.

And because things come in threes, Ferazel's Wand has got to be next!

In Topic: In Other Waters

04 May 2020 - 04:17 PM

View Postnick68k, on 04 May 2020 - 03:34 PM, said:

It's fun, dare I say it, if you like that sort of thing. I bought it from GoG as an impulse purchase and I don't regret it. It reminds me of old Arthur C. Clarke novels.

Speaking as a part-time biologist, the developer has created a convincing alien ecosystem, and there's a light touch to the writing which I'm appreciative of.

Oh gosh, as a biology minor and as someone who spent his twenties studying SF academically in grad school... this one might have to violate my "don't buy unless it's in a bundle or less than $10" rule....