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Since i had the chance to upgrade my system a bit, i also got the chance to play some of those "modern" games i've missed out so much the past 7-8 years, thanks to the new GFX card.

So i first bought Command & Conquer Generals - Deluxe Edition which had both the original and Zero Hour add-on and was about to buy Far Cry too, but it required a DVD drive which i of course don't have in my outdated system :(
Anyway, Generals was nice, i generally like the C&C series from the original to Tiberian Sun (haven't played Red Alert 2 though), but what strike me as odd was the lack of the "epic story" and the in-between-battles videos (zero hour had the videos, but didn't really have a story...). C&C has always been know for those things (even if they are corny and filled with buxom women) so in that sense there was definetly something missing in Generals, but the gameplay was definetly to the better direction! I loved playing with all of the sides and all teams seemed balanced very well to me.

Overall 15€'s well spent!

On to the next one, which was Prince of Persia the sands of time. I can really see why this is a "classic" (odd to me that a game should become a classic in mere couple of years though...) to many gamers. The insane yet very easy to pull off stunts are great, the clever story was good and surprised me quite a lot towards the end, and of course the graphics were good too (finally a chance to really test out that gfx card). This game is great, but it has very little if at all replay value which is a bit sad, i had good times playing through this game, good times...

Another 10€'s that i don't regret spending!



And then... what? No more games? Aww nuts...
The reason is that there really is only one game store around here which sells/buys used & old games and it isn't a big store either. My gfx card can't really churn up the graphics of the most recent games so i still have to stick to the 3-6 year old games which have lower system requirements.

On the bright side, Diablo 2 LoD is interesting again and this time i just might have a character on the way that will take me to hell and back. The last one that did made to hell died, no i wasn't playing hardcore, just died because she lacked any decent equipment.

Oh yeah and happy Winter-een-mas to all you nutty gamers ;)
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degnic's avatar
try ut2004 some day, now that you actually can ;o atleast you don't have to waste 100+ hours of your precious lifetime for baal and mephisto runs :p

games are evil.
tuggummi's avatar
But instead waste the hours on perfecting my reaction skills on ut? =p
Nah, no thanks.
Besides i still haven't played Diablo 2 multiplayer and i probably never will, so i tend to create builds that are not dependant on equipment that much (though i do use ATMA so i can have good equipment and don't have to curse when i find a druid +3 skills item with a barbarian or something :|)
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WotLHobbyist
PoP tSoT never beat the original PoP for me

/starts Commander Keen 4
tuggummi's avatar
And i never beat the original one =p

Ooh, Commander Keen 4, another game that's great, but never played it past the first couple of levels :shrug:
halfliquid's avatar
I'm such a sad, sad man. I love C&C (Red Alert, etc) but I have never played C&C: Generals.

:(

Currently playing Shadow of the Colossus, and it's a beautiful gaming experience if I've ever had one. But you don't have any a PS2, do you?

There are a lot of great 'classic' games you can get for under $20 that you would enjoy.

:P
cheese-cube's avatar
Diablo 2 pwns hard. A game I have been enjoying recently (Apart from WoW :P) is Guilty Gear X. If your a fan of the SNK and Capcom fighting games (Or any fighting games for that matter) then you might enjoy that.
tuggummi's avatar
I might, thanks for the link!

And yah, diablo 2 is pretty much the only single game i've played for so long (final fantasies is another, but that's a serie as you know), it still rocks! :thumbsup::nod:
Lugarid's avatar
get Half-Life 2, you won`t get your ass out of your chair `till you finish it (might have a heart attack, though..), and it works OK with a GeForce 4MX, so i guess it il run for you.
tuggummi's avatar
I haven't even played Half Life the first part yet :-O

I wouldn't understand much of the story or some witty reference to part 1 so it would be a half-gaming experience (no pun intended).
Lugarid's avatar
well, if i`m not mistaken(i downloaded the game :oops:), HL2 comes with HL1 using the HL2 render engine , and of course they`re both worth playing
MrNudge's avatar
i tried running that FEAR game.. made my compy crash, gave me a bluescreen error and i had to get my harddrive replaced. so be careful, but most importantly have fun :D
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