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