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#41 Silver Samurai

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 10:42 PM

You can probably find a review online for the BG&E. The game is phenomenal.
IGN rated it VERY highly.
Too bad it didn't sell too well, because it was left open to have a sequel!
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Posted 28 June 2007 - 01:27 AM

theres a few games that get good reviews but dont manage to sell for some crazy reason...
MDK2
Giants
BG&E

to name but a few.
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Posted 28 June 2007 - 12:09 PM

View Postteflon, on June 28th 2007, 12:27 AM, said:

theres a few games that get good reviews but dont manage to sell for some crazy reason...
MDK2
Giants
BG&E

to name but a few.


Giants was a lot of fun. Managed to play that on my G3 iMac 500. Well, just barely.

MDK2, eh? I loved MDK. I'll have to check out the sequel.

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 05:13 PM

View PostMango, on June 28th 2007, 02:09 PM, said:

Giants was a lot of fun. Managed to play that on my G3 iMac 500. Well, just barely.

MDK2, eh? I loved MDK. I'll have to check out the sequel.

Yeah, Giants was pretty sweet. Though the PC version has an impossible-to-find save file, so I was never able to keep my save when I happened to format my PC, and never felt like blowing through the Mecc campaign again. It also has no cheats. WTF.
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Posted 10 July 2007 - 10:55 AM

Now that I've played it myself, I'm going to say Need for Speed Underground 2. Works well with almost everything turned up high. I would say I'm running it at 75%-80% of what I can push the graphics on the little GMA card.
By no means is it a slide show.
My only complaint would be a lack of widescreen support, thus forcing me to play in 1024x768. It's not too bad, but things look a bit weird.
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Posted 10 July 2007 - 12:22 PM

Vampire: Bloodlines, Deus Ex 1 & 2 (yes I completed and enjoyed the second game ..), Planescape Torment & Call of Cthulhu.

All of the above are reboot worthy in my opinion.

Incidently I finally gave in and bought Vista Home - Premium (if you're in the UK note that Novatech sell the oem version for 69) and am generally pleased with the ease with which I could repartition and install Vista via bootcamp. It's not bad but 10.4 is noticably better.

Also, while I am happy to reboot for older games I already had PC versions for, I don't intend to buy any new PC titles. It's better to support the Mac market .. and I already have too many games to complete as it is ;)

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Posted 10 July 2007 - 10:02 PM

View PostSargiel, on July 10th 2007, 02:22 PM, said:

Vampire: Bloodlines, Deus Ex 1 & 2 (yes I completed and enjoyed the second game ..), Planescape Torment & Call of Cthulhu.

I'll second Planescape Torment. I have Bloodlines, but haven't gotten around to play it.
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Posted 11 July 2007 - 01:40 AM

View PostSargiel, on July 10th 2007, 01:22 PM, said:

Call of Cthulhu.

Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth is awsome and creepy. I love it.
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Posted 11 July 2007 - 11:50 AM

Dark Archon: I'm replaying Bloodlines atm. Solid game with great characters, atmosphere, multitude of possible endings  .. not all of them good :D

It's a crying shame Troika went down ....

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Posted 16 August 2007 - 01:15 PM

View PostLemon Lime, on June 12th 2007, 02:53 PM, said:

That game is waaaaaay too hard...or maybe its just because i hate tactical shooters.

You should go and try out battlefield 2. it has supreme multiplayer.


I do not agree at all, Vegas was farely easy for me on normal difficulty and a bit of a challenge on hard (this is for Xbox 360). I havent played it on a PC but its definately not too hard on 360, unless maybe its a first time  with a Tom Clancy Shooter.

My thoughts on good games, any Tom Clancy Game and Battle for Middle Earth II
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Posted 17 August 2007 - 12:36 PM

I played Max Payne II. It worked pretty well in VMWare. It was an OK game. Too short and not enough gun play. But most annoying was how much the narrative scenes interrupted the flow of the game. It needed less chat, more splat.

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Posted 22 August 2007 - 02:01 AM

I can only repeat the suggestion to check out S.T.A.L.K.E.R.. Apart from the loading times between zones clearly one of the best games recently.
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Posted 22 August 2007 - 08:43 AM

Bioshock baby! If you like that kind of game- horror, suspense, nail biting, etc.

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Posted 26 August 2007 - 03:26 AM

Question about Rainbow Six: Vegas. Does this game run under any MacBook Pro (e.g. is the one with 128 MB graphics memory enough)?

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Posted 26 August 2007 - 03:42 AM

yes, but dont expect to be able to ramp the graphics right up to full... start at medium and then change settings higher and higher until you feel that the performance is too low for your liking.

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Posted 26 August 2007 - 03:52 AM

ok. thanks a lot for your reply.

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Posted 26 August 2007 - 07:04 AM

ah! i figured you already had a MBP, so was hedging my bets on if youd have the X1600 or not...
seeing as youll have the 8600M, feel free to start towards the higher end of the graphics spectrum. not highest, because that will mainly be the reserve of top of the line desktop cards, but pretty high...
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Posted 26 August 2007 - 10:34 AM

that sounds even better :-)

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Posted 12 September 2007 - 06:19 PM

View PostHuntn, on August 22nd 2007, 10:43 AM, said:

Bioshock baby! If you like that kind of game- horror, suspense, nail biting, etc.

going on a rampage and killing small shildren is not my idea of a good game


PS i have never actually played the game but was going to buy but after talking to about 5 people who bought it they all said it was a murder fest not a FPS/RPG
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Posted 12 September 2007 - 09:06 PM

View PostSneaky Snake, on September 12th 2007, 08:19 PM, said:

going on a rampage and killing small shildren is not my idea of a good game
PS i have never actually played the game but was going to buy but after talking to about 5 people who bought it they all said it was a murder fest not a FPS/RPG

Some might say that the very definition of an FPS (or even an RPG) is a murder-fest.  Judging by the ones that are most popular, that definition sounds right to me.  The vast majority of video games involve killing sentient beings.  This is new to you?
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