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#844956 - 10/26/12 02:52 PM Re: 1st Person Shooters - advice please? [Re: bermag45]
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HERE you can download The Witcher Demo. Divine Divinity has a Demo also, however I cannot put a second link here, you could google - Divine Divinity demo download, you'll get several options. As always remember to have your virus protection on when downloading this type of file.

Playing demos is a good way to see if one may like the game or not.
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#844984 - 10/26/12 04:03 PM Re: 1st Person Shooters - advice please? [Re: bermag45]
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Thanks Mcc wave

You should have been able to put in more than 1 link, at least I think you should have been. I'll ask MaG.
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#845001 - 10/26/12 04:47 PM Link test
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#845018 - 10/26/12 05:48 PM Re: Link test [Re: GameBoomers]
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I tried, they all work, great views in Bing.
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#845020 - 10/26/12 06:21 PM Re: 1st Person Shooters - advice please? [Re: bermag45]
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I wish there were more games like divine divinity...

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#845059 - 10/26/12 09:38 PM Re: 1st Person Shooters - advice please? [Re: bermag45]
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Me too. wave
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#845084 - 10/27/12 03:39 AM Re: 1st Person Shooters - advice please? [Re: looney4labs]
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The first Dungeon Siege game is a very good rpg that is point and click , along with the classic Dungeons and Dragons games , Icewind Dale (both games) & Baldurs Gate (both games) . The latter can , most of the time , be purchased from GOG for $10 each . Demos and video clips can be streamed on youtube . Dungeon Siege clips can be viewed on youtube as well . The game can be purchased fairly cheap on ebay , for $10-$20 , and it normally comes with the Legends of Aranna expansion if purchased in the right version . The last time I saw Dungeon Siege on Steam , it was $40 plus . Too expensive ! A good fps game to get your feel wet with , is the first Medal of Honor game .

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#845090 - 10/27/12 05:19 AM Re: 1st Person Shooters - advice please? [Re: bermag45]
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Going back to the original question from Bernie, there appear to be two components. One is whether you need something other than a normal mouse to play and the other is the nature of the controls.

Most FPS games only require a normal mouse. although sometimes gameplay can be enhanced by using another type of controller. I use an optical cordless mouse for greater ease/sensitivity (and now miss it as I wrestle with thumbsticks on the Xbox 360!), but that only has the usual buttons.

As to the second part of the question, in my experience most FPS games rely on the mouse for aiming and shooting, but you will also need to use your left hand on the keyboard to move and perhaps perform one or two other actions. However, this is not usually complicated and often you can reconfigure keyboard controls to suit your own particular preferences.

I regard myself as pretty ham-fisted on the keyboard, but I still manage to play FPS games with enjoyment!

As to recommendations, it is always a matter of what appeals to your imagination. Some folks like military games (Call of Duty etc), others prefer space/monster shooters. I am very hard to please, and still find HalfLife 2 a very hard act to follow, best obtained in the Orange Box which has the additional joy of Portal. I also thoroughly enjoyed some of the earlier Prince of Persia games. There is more to them than mere gung-ho blood lust.

It is probably worth mentioning that weaponry usually starts simply (in HalfLife with a crowbar!), but that as the game progresses you are likely to gain other options: do not let that put you off as you can still stick to what you prefer and will usually be able to select an alternative weapon quickly and easily even in the heat of battle.

I hope that these comments are of some help. wave


Edited by Lex (10/27/12 01:44 PM)
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#845152 - 10/27/12 10:54 AM Re: 1st Person Shooters - advice please? [Re: bermag45]
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#845165 - 10/27/12 11:15 AM Re: 1st Person Shooters - advice please? [Re: Lex]
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Fantastic input Boomers - thanks to you all. I now have much to look at and to reflect upon. thumbsup wave

Bernie monky

PS The 4 links work perfectly!

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#845169 - 10/27/12 11:21 AM Re: 1st Person Shooters - advice please? [Re: bermag45]
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Cool, glad it works and that you have something to chew on. Happy gaming!
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#846328 - 11/01/12 02:21 PM Re: 1st Person Shooters - advice please? [Re: Creeping_Doom]
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Originally Posted By: Creeping_Doom
The first Dungeon Siege game is a very good rpg that is point and click , along with the classic Dungeons and Dragons games , Icewind Dale (both games) & Baldurs Gate (both games) . The latter can , most of the time , be purchased from GOG for $10 each . Demos and video clips can be streamed on youtube . Dungeon Siege clips can be viewed on youtube as well . The game can be purchased fairly cheap on ebay , for $10-$20 , and it normally comes with the Legends of Aranna expansion if purchased in the right version . The last time I saw Dungeon Siege on Steam , it was $40 plus . Too expensive ! A good fps game to get your feel wet with , is the first Medal of Honor game .

The Dungeons & Dragons Anthology: The Master Collection can be purchased at gamersgate right now for the great price of 19.95. It includes Baldurs Gate 1&2 plus expansions, Icewind Dale 1&2 plus expansions, Planescape Torment and Temple of Elemental Evil...Something to consider...

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#846384 - 11/01/12 06:38 PM Re: 1st Person Shooters - advice please? [Re: bermag45]
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Thanks, CountZero puppy
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#846998 - 11/04/12 02:49 PM Re: 1st Person Shooters - advice please? [Re: bermag45]
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Wow, that's a tough one. The only one that comes to mind is Hardline. Released in 1996, it's a two and a half hour first-person shooter, where the game is entirely made up of FMV, with characters and objects showing up on screen, and you shoot them. There's an entire playthrough on Youtube, I think. It is a very hard game, though (excuse the pun).

There was also a much smaller-budget game called Bloodbath, where you were just standing still shooting badguys that appeared.


Edited by Drizzt (11/04/12 02:51 PM)
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#847026 - 11/04/12 04:18 PM Re: 1st Person Shooters - advice please? [Re: bermag45]
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