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#118525 - 06/02/05 12:16 AM Re: Adventure Boomers?
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I'm almost 38 and play all kinds of games.

Five of my all time favorites have been (not in any order):

1)Enchanted (text-only adventure)
2)Super C
3)Quake 2
4)Super Monkey Ball
5)Grim Fandango

The only genre I have not had much fun in yet is RPG's. But I will try it again soon.

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#118526 - 06/02/05 12:49 AM Re: Adventure Boomers?
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My problem with "Knights of the Old Republic" is the turn-based combat. I'd rather do my own fighting .

you do all your own fighting in KOTOR. it is NOT turn based. it is not as fast paced as action games or games like diabo or other action rpgs. but nor it is as slow paced like the combat in turn based games which include fallout and wizardry.
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#118527 - 06/02/05 12:57 AM Re: Adventure Boomers?
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What I mean is real-time combat . In kotor you select an action you want your character to perform , and they carry out the the move you selected. It's not real-time . smile
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#118528 - 06/02/05 03:39 AM Re: Adventure Boomers?
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Its well hidden and acts like real time though. It just hides the stats great i thought and flows smoothly. Sometimes best to pause game if theres alot of enemies tho to deal with.

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#118529 - 06/02/05 09:47 AM Re: Adventure Boomers?
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Robert, DD & BG aren't of the same cloth. BG you control a party. DD you are a lone character. I also think the fighting might be disappointing to you in DD. Another person I recommended it to didn't much care for it. They said it wasn't "free" enough with character creation/advancement & fighting. In DD you just click on an enemy once & you automatically fight. You can pause the battle to drink health potions, etc.. but it's mainly one click & go. It's a great starter game but if you've already played many RPG's, you may think it's limiting. You'll have to remember that for many of us it was our very first RPG. It's much closer to an adventure than others in it's genre & the combat isn't complicated. I don't want to stop you from trying it, just warning you that you may not feel the same. wink I'll still love it regardless.

laugh Love, Jen laugh
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#118530 - 06/02/05 10:39 AM Re: Adventure Boomers?
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If thats Baulders Gate, i didn't get into it. Might have been cos of the age of the game when i got it or that i didn't like the time it took to start at the begining at baulders gate. I also didnt like that since it came on 5 cds or somit there was not much speech. I expected it to be all speech spoken when you talked to ppl but u had to read and thats a big turn off for that. I got BG2 and bit of the same. Although i would like to try it online with some people. Might be more fun.

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#118531 - 06/02/05 11:01 AM Re: Adventure Boomers?
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Hi Jen evil . If I'm gonna play an RPG , then I want to fight on my own and not have the CPU do it for me. If there's no such animal as that out there in an RPG then I'll stick to action/adventure. smile The Baldurs gate I played.
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#118532 - 06/02/05 12:18 PM Re: Adventure Boomers?
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Erm BG on the console is vastly a different game to the PC versions. Tho i did enjoy playing with my brother on BG on xbox.

We stoped playing as we couldnt get past the big eye boss. Its solid to kill it. Any tips Rob if u got past it?

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#118533 - 06/02/05 12:41 PM Re: Adventure Boomers?
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Robert, you can do that with DD. You can click to use a spell, and then you can click to bash them with a sword, and you can direct et al to your heart's content. You want to target one monster and not another? Not a problem! But, if I am remembering correctly and interpreting what Jen says correctly, your character will also continue to fight without you doing more actions so as to not be defenseless. The beauty of the game is that it is what you want to make it - it can be a lot more complicated for those who wish it to be so, or gentle for those who don't. That said, if the user friendliness that it has is something that is not what you're looking for, another game that I would heartily recommend is Sacred Plus. It has all the humor of DD, but the game won't help you out with the fighting, there's no pause available, and the action is all very much quick time. Now on these games that we're talking about, your fighting actions are limited to casting a spell or bashing with a weapon. If you're looking for even more complicated maneuvers like Drakhan, where you actually choreograph your actions with a roll, a kick, a stab, etc, then I don't have a new game for you. laugh
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#118534 - 06/02/05 01:20 PM Re: Adventure Boomers?
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Hey Nickie wave Can you run away if things get too hairy eek Just kidding , OK , I'm sold again thumbsup
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#118535 - 06/02/05 01:26 PM Re: Adventure Boomers?
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I didn't really get into BG&E. I found it too bizare and there was no real intro as to who you were and what your supose to do at the begining. Tho i kept playing for abit longer i just gave up. This is on the xbox i tryed it on as i recommended it to my bro as i thought it would be a sorta adventure game but in 3d and a bit of action but its mainly action/platform sorta game. Big let down from what i thought it would be like.
It's always interesting to me to see people's reactions to BGE. For me, I loved the first half of the game, and it seemed an adventure with fighting. I hated the second half of it (after you lose the pig), which to me felt like a repetitive platformer. Plus I had a game ending glitch,so it didn't further endear the game to me. But I would play the first half again! laugh
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#118536 - 06/02/05 01:38 PM Re: Adventure Boomers?
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Nickie , I played the PS2 version and I'm wondering if the glitch you refer to is in the last boss fight when your controls get turned around backwards . That wreaked total havoc on me ! It took several attempts( like a dozen or so ) to overcome it. As far as it getting harder after the pig ( I forget his name too )I was so invested in it by then , there was no way I was gonna throw in the towel . lol
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#118537 - 06/02/05 01:50 PM Re: Adventure Boomers?
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As far as it getting harder after the pig ( I forget his name too )I was so invested in it by then , there was no way I was gonna throw in the towel . lol
lol I don't blame you a bit! It's great that you got to finish it. And you caught me about not remembering the name of the pig, how did you know? rotfl No, my glitch was in the storeroom I think it was called. I couldn't move the character to a spot away from the laser, just zaaaaap! I'm pretty sure my problem with that particular thing was caused by my graphics chip being unable to contend with the T&L requirement. I knew it was needed, thought I'd try anyway, and I guess I should be happy that I was able to play as much of it as I did. laugh
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#118538 - 06/02/05 01:59 PM Re: Adventure Boomers?
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"you caught me about not remembering the name of the pig, how did you know? "

lol I guess I'm pretty good at reading between the lines Nickie wink
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#118539 - 06/02/05 02:15 PM Re: Adventure Boomers?
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lol Robert, I can't remember what I had for breakfast this morning, much less the pig's name! And just why do they call these the golden years, hmm? rotfl
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