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March 24th, 2009, 21:33
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In Chapter 4 of The Witcher now…..unadulterated crpg joy….
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Oh yeah! Chapter 4 was my favorite part of the game. The wraith quest was awesome, then the Lady of the Lake and all that - gold.
You know, that was my favourite chapter also, I think, but I kinda thought that I felt that way because Ch4 contains a bit of references to Polish literature/culture, and it was fun for me to discover. But I guess it just has great atmosphere, overall.

I'm playing a little bit of this and that, and I'm trying to finally finish my (still first) Drakensang playthrough. I can't believe how slowly I'm playing games nowadays! I blame it on being busy…
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March 25th, 2009, 00:46
FINALLY Majesty ! - And I'm having a blast !

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March 25th, 2009, 01:02
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FINALLY Majesty ! - And I'm having a blast !
I forget—did you get the Northern Expansion, too? Great game.

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March 26th, 2009, 08:12
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I'm kinda burnt on it (finally), took quite a while tho for it to happen. Theyre supposed to be coming out w/ more maps and stuff pretty soon, I keep checking it on steam to see if any big updates have went down but nuttin yet.
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March 27th, 2009, 13:31
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I forget—did you get the Northern Expansion, too? Great game.
No, not yet. I read in the official Majesty forums that the new re-release by Paradox Interactive is the same as Majesty Gold, which includes this expansion.

Plus - one doesn't need to have the CD in the drive anymore ! At least that's what I read - or/and understood so.

Last evening I was playing Tropico Gold again, for several hours ! I just couldn't stop !

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March 30th, 2009, 00:38
Finished DoWII last night, tho RTS games w/ me are never really "finished" if they have a skirmish mode. Actually thinking about doing the SP campaign again, this time bumping up the difficulty level. So yeah, it's a good game, if you like the Warhammer universe you should give it a whirl.

Just installed Half Life II, going to be playing thru that one next. No, Ive never played it before! Just got thru the lenghty vehicle sequence in the beginning - meh, it drug out a little too far imho. Lookin for a shooter, not a jetbike game!
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March 30th, 2009, 01:31
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Just installed Half Life II, going to be playing thru that one next. No, Ive never played it before! Just got thru the lenghty vehicle sequence in the beginning - meh, it drug out a little too far imho. Lookin for a shooter, not a jetbike game!

Huh? I don't recall anything like that at the beginning of HL2. Anyways, it's a great game. Do you have the Episode 1&2 expansions as well?

That reminds me, what the hell is taking so long with Episode 3?
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March 30th, 2009, 01:50
chapter 4: "Water Hazard"

Cruising thru the canals & drainage, while having a helicopter and mofos on the banks shooting at you. I didnt get any of the expansion w/ it, was a 9.99 special so I picked it up figuring that I might as well give it whirl. Was pretty gratifying once they outfitted it w/ a gun, and I finally got to shoot the POS out of the sky.

In RAvenholm now, liking it.
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March 30th, 2009, 03:47
Ah - that isn't really 'the beginning' … it is the poorly paced, dragged out section. The first one, anyway …

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March 30th, 2009, 08:03
^ HL2 was great. And Ravenholm followed by those Mines scared the bejesus out of me. I hate those black spiders.
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March 30th, 2009, 08:36
Just got to Nova Prospekt - a good time to quit for the night, been playing for quite a while. Those gunships are a killer, and I cant find any way to get into the place itself.

Kinda funny running around w/ a squadron of antlions at my command!

I didnt like the first vehicle that I mentioned earlier that much, but I'm liking the buggy from one location to the next thing.
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March 30th, 2009, 11:26
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^ HL2 was great. And Ravenholm followed by those Mines scared the bejesus out of me. I hate those black spiders.
Yep - HL2 is a really good game, I just remember reading all the reviews touting the perfection of pacing and storytelling and thinking about the useless filler of the vehicle areas … and then thinking 'no, not perfect'. I gave it a 4.5 at GamerDad way back.

As for Ravenholm, I had played VtM: Bloodlines first, so after the Haunted Hotel it wasn't so bad. (not even counting the Asylum from Thief 3 about 6 months earlier!)

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March 30th, 2009, 11:44
Yup, HL2 deserves its reputation — I've replayed it a number of times, and there really isn't anything else out there in its genre that I've come across that's quite as refined a gameplay experience. The two sequels are excellent too; short but very sweet.

Nova Prospekt was one of my favorite areas. It's beastly hard in places, but immensely tense and atmospheric, and surprisingly varied when it comes to gameplay.

(Oh, and, I also particularly liked the vehicle areas, especially the hydrocopter. The loading screens jarred a bit there though… )
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March 30th, 2009, 12:02
Yes, HL2 was an excellent game, I had so much fun playing it, and finally we got to play with physics for real.

I should never have get started on Battle of Westnoth 1.6, I deliberetly held back on it before….. with good reasons, I started to play until I had won one campaign…. gawd where did the time go… it was just gone…. in an empty hole… hmm could have something to do with daylight saving hours also, since I lost an hour for that ( all excuses are good ones )
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March 30th, 2009, 18:23
HL2 had the feared bore-out effect on me . Never played the sequels, not even for Barney.

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March 30th, 2009, 20:23
Currently enjoying Psychonauts. Amazing game. Very very imaginative and the writing is great. I don't understand why some of these games don't gain the renown they deserve. Because I've not heard about it until after hearing the guys at NoobToob.
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March 31st, 2009, 09:22
I am really curious about that game… how is it ??? I guess I did like most other people and dismissed it after seeing some screenshots…. but it got a lot of nods from gamespot as one of the best games of the year….
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March 31st, 2009, 09:55
It's great. Gameplay-wise it's more of a action/adventure/platformer but the dialogue and writing is great. Voice-overs are also good. And Tim Schafer (Monkey Island series, Grim Fandango, Day of the Tentacle ) worked on it. I'm having loads of fun with it. And it's definitely original. You could say it is a bit in the style of Beyond Good and Evil.
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March 31st, 2009, 11:25
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I am really curious about that game… how is it ??? I guess I did like most other people and dismissed it after seeing some screenshots…. but it got a lot of nods from gamespot as one of the best games of the year….
It is definitely a console-style game, but plays nicely on PC. Don't know what pricing is like, but it is worth getting.

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March 31st, 2009, 12:33
It should be cheap by now - if you can find it, that is.

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