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Forum: News Comments July 24th, 2015, 11:53
Replies: 31
Views: 834
Posted By Arhu
I briefly tried out one of the earlier ones many…

I briefly tried out one of the earlier ones many years ago (maybe Angband?) and couldn't get into it. Didn't really grok the gameplay either. That changed only recently with the roguelike-like FTL,…
Forum: News Comments July 24th, 2015, 09:23
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By Arhu
LOL at the M&M III piece. :D Ah, so many…

LOL at the M&M III piece. :D

Ah, so many games I missed… I did get Gorky 17 in the summer sale though and should probably give it a shot.
Forum: News Comments July 24th, 2015, 09:23
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By Arhu
CRPG Book Project - 12 more notable RPGs

CRPG Book Project author Felipe expanded his abridged version of CRPG History with a second part, titled 12 more RPGs that brought something new to the table…
Forum: News Comments July 23rd, 2015, 13:41
Replies: 31
Views: 834
Posted By Arhu
And in case you don't feel like trying out all…

And in case you don't feel like trying out all those games on your own just to find out which ones are good, the author also has some recommendations:




It should also be noted that some games…
Forum: News Comments July 23rd, 2015, 13:41
Replies: 31
Views: 834
Posted By Arhu
Roguelike Mega Collection - 700+ free games

Reddit moderator and roguelike curator foamed released a torrent containing 700+ free roguelikes (https://www.reddit.com/r/roguelikes/comments/3dg4p9/roguelike_mega_collection_2015_over_700_free/)….
Forum: Off-Topic July 23rd, 2015, 11:39
Replies: 34
Views: 979
Posted By Arhu
Mine is relatively simple: Consoles: Atari…

Mine is relatively simple:

Consoles:
Atari 2600 -> GameBoy

Desktops:
Amiga 500 -> PC (Pentium 90 -> Athlon 500 -> Dual Core -> next will be Quad Core)
Forum: Off-Topic July 23rd, 2015, 10:57
Replies: 109
Views: 10,554
Posted By Arhu
Something from the field of linguistics. …

Something from the field of linguistics.

pibbur's language thread made me browse a bit and eventually I stumbled upon the constructed philosophical language Ithkuil by John Quijada. The language…
Forum: General RPG July 22nd, 2015, 10:42
Replies: 8
Views: 324
Posted By Arhu
As for the OP, what gets me excited most are all…

As for the OP, what gets me excited most are all RPGs that let me play with my 3-4 standard characters (LMK+P). So from your Big Four I'd prefer The Blobber or
The Long Zoom Isometric.

In…
Forum: General RPG July 22nd, 2015, 10:24
Replies: 8
Views: 324
Posted By Arhu
I heard the term first in the CRPG book project,…

I heard the term first in the CRPG book project, actually. Must have been living under a rock. From the Dungeon Master article:

A picture from Wiz8 I found on the Codex Forums:
Forum: Off-Topic July 22nd, 2015, 09:51
Replies: 1,489
Views: 77,270
Posted By Arhu
Watched the first episode of Sense8. Seems…

Watched the first episode of Sense8. Seems interesting so far. I really dig the scene transitions, which are of course closely related to the subject material. I've only ever consciously seen these…
Forum: News Comments July 18th, 2015, 15:49
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By Arhu
Elvira II - Review @ CRPG Addict

The CRPG Addict played through (http://crpgaddict.blogspot.de/2015/07/elvira-ii-won-with-final-rating.html) the Horror themed Adventure-RPG Elvira II: The Jaws of Cerberus from 1991 and gave the game…
Forum: General RPG July 17th, 2015, 22:12
Replies: 6,035
Sticky: Pricewatch!
Views: 379,617
Posted By Arhu
Heh, I thought that read "uninstalling".

Heh, I thought that read "uninstalling".
Forum: Off-Topic July 17th, 2015, 22:08
Replies: 109
Views: 10,554
Posted By Arhu
Neat. Immediately made me think of Asimov's short…

Neat. Immediately made me think of Asimov's short story Nightfall (http://www.astro.sunysb.edu/fwalter/AST389/TEXTS/Nightfall.htm). Read if you want to imagine a civilization living on a planet in…
Forum: General RPG July 17th, 2015, 22:00
Replies: 205
Views: 18,384
Posted By Arhu
Hah, yeah, but then it's always been like that,…

Hah, yeah, but then it's always been like that, hasn't it? Even some of the Final Fantasies were missing from the Western World originally, IIRC, or got relabeled. But yeah, huge subject.
Forum: Off-Topic July 17th, 2015, 21:56
Replies: 1,904
Views: 150,937
Posted By Arhu
Hah, I thought this thread died out. Guess it…

Hah, I thought this thread died out. Guess it came back from the Beyond. And speaking of which, I'm halfway through the Night's Dawn trilogy by Peter F. Hamilton. It's looooong (like 3x "The Stand"),…
Forum: Off-Topic July 1st, 2015, 10:34
Replies: 55
Views: 1,471
Posted By Arhu
This thread reminds me of Mike Oldfield, who quit…

This thread reminds me of Mike Oldfield, who quit Britain in 2007 because of the smoking ban that was introduced there that year and the country's "ludicrous" emphasis on health and safety.
Forum: General Non-RPG July 1st, 2015, 09:59
Replies: 0
Views: 136
Posted By Arhu
Rogue System: space sim with a focus on sim (Early Access)

ArsTechnica posted a preview article about Rogue System (http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2015/06/rogue-systems-early-access-alpha-puts-the-sim-in-space-sim/), a game currently in Early Access that so…
Forum: General RPG July 1st, 2015, 09:36
Replies: 1
Views: 133
Posted By Arhu
Indeed. And we also need developers to switch…

Indeed. And we also need developers to switch their bottom-up console-first mentality to PC first—refine for consoles later paradigm like Larian is doing with D:OS. Maybe that way proper care would…
Forum: News Comments July 1st, 2015, 09:25
Replies: 56
Views: 1,722
Posted By Arhu
At least it's nice to read about a different…

At least it's nice to read about a different perspective on things.

From the points listed, the removal of RPG elements is a point I always lament, no matter the game. It's a progression I often…
Forum: News Comments July 1st, 2015, 00:35
Replies: 1
Views: 232
Posted By Arhu
Wasteland 2 - Director's Cut Preview @ RPGFan

An hands-on preview of Wasteland 2: Director's Cut (http://www.rpgfan.com/previews/Wasteland_2_Directors_Cut/) was posted at RPGFan. Apparently the game has a lot in common with the original Fallout….
Forum: News Comments June 30th, 2015, 10:34
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Posted By Arhu
Just FYI, the game is 15% off at Steam…

Just FYI, the game is 15% off at Steam (http://store.steampowered.com/app/371970/) for the next ~8.5 hours.

It's also worth mentioning that a similar game called Delver…
Forum: News Comments June 30th, 2015, 10:34
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Posted By Arhu
Barony - New Roguelike Released

Ultima Underworld inspired 3D, first-person roguelike Barony (http://baronygame.com/) has been released on Steam last week. The game also features a Co-Op multiplayer mode for up to four players.
Forum: News Comments June 30th, 2015, 09:56
Replies: 9
Views: 358
Posted By Arhu
"Halt, you're under arrest! Prepare to be…

"Halt, you're under arrest! Prepare to be killed!"
— 1. "Arrested or Killed?"
— 2. "Charge Weapons"

Hehe.


… and then there's also Into the Stars, a flashier FTL…
Forum: News Comments June 30th, 2015, 09:05
Replies: 5
Views: 294
Posted By Arhu
Yay for an historical setting. Expeditions:…

Yay for an historical setting. Expeditions: Conquistador made me interested in those.
Forum: News Comments June 29th, 2015, 21:38
Replies: 9
Views: 358
Posted By Arhu
Interesting. I saw that one described as a cross…

Interesting. I saw that one described as a cross between FTL/Interstellaria and The Sims. Going to put both on my wishlist I guess.


… and then there's also Star Traders 2 RPG…
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