One thing that would be cool with Deus Ex (I think - I've never played it!) is that it's divided into levels, so there would be easy starting and stopping points, and since apparently you can beat each level in a number of ways, depending on what technology tree branch you're following, it would be kind of neat to compare how we went about each level.
― save your lover! (Z S), Sunday, 19 July 2009 22:46 (twelve years ago) link
There are emulators for Chrono Trigger.
― Mordy, Sunday, 19 July 2009 22:48 (twelve years ago) link
the problem with deus ex (other than it being hella gay obv) is that the ways of beating each level are 'the way that involves shooting a bunch of people in the face' and 'the one other way'
i kind of want to play chrono trigger again now. justen snes9x should do you although i don't know whether it works with modern versions of mac os
― thomp, Sunday, 19 July 2009 22:49 (twelve years ago) link
we should play "I wanna be the guy".
― De Mysteriis Dom Passantino (jim), Sunday, 19 July 2009 22:50 (twelve years ago) link
i played and loved deus ex last year... dunno if i wanna have another go at it so soon, but otoh it's a pretty great game so i'd probably be down for it. in fact i definitely would
― born s1ocki (cankles), Sunday, 19 July 2009 22:57 (twelve years ago) link
Chrono Trigger is on DS now, yeah? I'll play that.
― JimD, Monday, 20 July 2009 00:12 (twelve years ago) link
Since my "let's make 8 zillion threads and straw poll every decision into the ground" method didn't work last time, I'm gonna suggest everyone can https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8W-5PWsjUU
I'm playing advance wars ds right now (and just starting to like it) but fuggit, ahmana switch midstream and start a new thread now.
Cankles (OG), Euler, JimD, jjustin, thomp, anybody else hop on board.
if we can get one or two more, let's start an HL2 thread too.
― ⇑⇑⇓⇓⇐⇒⇐⇒ΛΒΒΛŠΤΛΓΤ (forksclovetofu), Monday, 20 July 2009 00:27 (twelve years ago) link
i would be down to replay psychonauts at some unspecified time in the future btw.
― PLEASE SIT TIGHT WHILE WE MAKE NEW ARRANGEMENTS (forksclovetofu), Monday, 20 July 2009 21:44 (twelve years ago) link
i own and have not yet played psychonauts, so that'd be perfect imo
― born s1ocki (cankles), Monday, 20 July 2009 21:45 (twelve years ago) link
dude, you'll fuckin' love it.I'll go to that next but god knows how long chrono trigger and Half Life 2 will take.
― PLEASE SIT TIGHT WHILE WE MAKE NEW ARRANGEMENTS (forksclovetofu), Monday, 20 July 2009 21:50 (twelve years ago) link
yes yes yes on psychonauts, i never finished that
― wax onleck, wax affleck (jjjusten), Monday, 20 July 2009 21:52 (twelve years ago) link
it's one of my all time favorite games but THE FUCK FUCK FUCKING MEAT CIRCUS at the end is the worst
― PLEASE SIT TIGHT WHILE WE MAKE NEW ARRANGEMENTS (forksclovetofu), Monday, 20 July 2009 21:53 (twelve years ago) link
will try to chrono trigger w/you dudes, but jordan goole and i already have sort of a mini Far Cry 2 players club going on on the other thread, so i might just get drawn into that more.
― wax onleck, wax affleck (jjjusten), Monday, 20 July 2009 22:05 (twelve years ago) link
guys i would quite like to suggest JAGGED ALLIANCE or possibly JAGGED ALLIANCE 2 - they're both on goodoldgames, non-linear tactics game with an x-com/fallout type battle system and rpg elements. i haven't played them and have wanted to for ages
otoh i think we should stick with chrono trigger for now and maybe hold a vote for next one? i do want to play psychonauts tho
(i only just finished playing through hl2 and the episodes but i will totally post on the thread if someone starts one)
― thomp, Monday, 20 July 2009 22:06 (twelve years ago) link
i'm totally seeing CT through, Psychonauts is far in my future.But Canks, u should start a thread if u wanna
― PLEASE SIT TIGHT WHILE WE MAKE NEW ARRANGEMENTS (forksclovetofu), Monday, 20 July 2009 22:20 (twelve years ago) link
Chrono Trigger I remember being 40-50 hours on first playthrough. More, of course if you start seeking out all the extra stuff and various endings. It just blows by, though - once you guys get into it you'll be tearing it up.
Half-Life 2 was... 20 hours maybe? Maybe even shorter, there were several points where I got confused and stuck, especially in the driving and boating sections. (lol let's do Team Fortress 2!)
Jagged Alliance games are great - I'd recommend skipping straight to JA2 since the first one really is pretty ugly now. Then again, I feel like they're gonna have similar problems as with Fallout, very non-linear, and it's far longer and more difficult to boot. But yeah, it is totally awesome, highly recommended if you like X-Com/tactics games.
Star Control 2 (aka The Ur-quan Masters) free and open-source, playable on pretty much any PC today, a classic mixture of arcade shooter/adventure game/RPG space opera. Very open-ended, though - and I don't even remember how long one playthrough will take. Fantastic game, one of those games that refuses to stick to one genre and succeeds wonderfully, and a great sense of humor throughout.
Killer7. I know this has a ton of marks against it - a) GameCube, PS2 or Wii only b) frustrating control system and gameplay and c) completely obtuse plot conveyed deceptively with an immature tone - but it's a truly unique experience, very thought provoking and ripe for discussion. Also it's very conveniently structured into chapters.
― Nhex, Tuesday, 21 July 2009 08:15 (twelve years ago) link
I also own but haven't played Psychonauts. Seems to be a pattern here, and maybe there's a reason for that? I know I started it once, and found the opening cutscenes long and unfunny and unskippable, and then the first level a bit meh, and then it got put on the shelf and hasn't been picked up again, yet.
― JimD, Tuesday, 21 July 2009 09:09 (twelve years ago) link
Ha... I bought Psychonauts on PC a year before I even had one that could run it! I'm guessing you guys also ran into the game for really cheap, since it was hitting a lot of bargain bins and such due to the poor sales despite critical acclaim curse.
― Nhex, Friday, 24 July 2009 13:04 (twelve years ago) link
i wa thinking of starting Grim Fandango since its supposed be so uber classic
― bnw, Friday, 24 July 2009 13:23 (twelve years ago) link
psychonauts yes, let's do that one in due time. i have never played it or owned it but have heard only good things. before this thread that is...
― sonderangerbot, Thursday, 30 July 2009 18:07 (twelve years ago) link