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so what games should i try with an old pc?

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are there still adventures games around?

 

i dont know what to do with my time now

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Go outside.

 

The story isn't great at times, but the graphics are amazing! :cool:

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Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption,West of loathing also undertale off the top of my head Raaaid

 

Also go to GoG some classics there          https://www.gog.com/

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One interesting and disturbing adventure game I came across is a game Harvester. Still meaning to go back to it, but as always with most of my games apart from flight sims, I tend to have so many games I want to play, that I end up playing none of them.

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here’s a list of some classic adventure games that u can play on any old pc :

  • Bad Mojo Redux. 
  • Beneath a Steel Sky. M
  • Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars 
  • Day of the Tentacle - Remastered  
  • The Dig. 
  • Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered.
  • Freddy Pharkas Frontier Pharmacist.

Full Throttle Remastered.

 

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On 9/11/2018 at 12:15 PM, raaaid said:

i dont know what to do with my time now

 

Oh that's a new problem is it?

God forbid you actually do something productive...oh the horror.

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Commandos 2, Age of Empires 2, Port Royale 2 (hmmmm, I see a pattern here...) 

 

Edit: Crusader Kings 2...

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15 hours ago, Gambit21 said:

 

God forbid you actually do something productive...oh the horror.

i think living your life causing no harm in a scale of 1 to 10 of productiveness you get a nine

 

is not like doctors shrinks dentists judges cops soldiers teachers businessman etc who make their lives out of harming others

 

also i know people here think im a bum

 

but would a bum get 2 university degrees

 

is not my fault there are no jobs excepts some to be exploited

 

i read just the day before yesterday in the newspapers that in my small town there were 12 jobs as postman and 2000 people wanted the job

 

of course i try to change this, im learning assembly and reverse engeneering and my plan is break the algorythm of the roulette of some online casino and make some money :)

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Where to start...

 

You can never go wrong with Age of the Empires. One of the best games out there. Both number 2 and 3. Or you could have a go at age of mythology. That brings u all the way from cavemen through Stone age to modern times. Heck of a lot of fun!!

 

Another one I've gotten into recently again is Wars and Warriors Joan of Arc. I used to play this game. A heap back when I was in primary school. Yeah the graphics arnt great, the gameplay is questionable and there's plenty of bugs it's still one of the greatest games I've played. 

 

Probably one of my favourite games of all time is Knights of Honour. I suggest starting from a small country, it's both a bit easier and so much more fun. 

 

Old games are the best. For sure!!

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No new good games in I don't know how long now.

Bring back Rainbow Six (the real one)

Jedi Knight, Thief...

 

Now, no new Arkham game for the foreseeable future.

 

It's a wasteland out there, for years now.

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2 hours ago, Gambit21 said:

No new good games in I don't know how long now.

Bring back Rainbow Six (the real one)

Jedi Knight, Thief...

 

Now, no new Arkham game for the foreseeable future.

 

It's a wasteland out there, for years now.

 

Despite its flaws I’ve gotten a good 150h of enjoyment out of Kingdom Come: Deliverance by now.

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11 minutes ago, Finkeren said:

 

Despite its flaws I’ve gotten a good 150h of enjoyment out of Kingdom Come: Deliverance by now.

Yeah, there definitely are good games released these days as well.

 

@raaaid

Not sure how old your PC is but if it's up for the task you should play Thimbleweed Park

 

Otherwise the usual suspects like:

Indiana Jones and the last crusade

Indiana Jones and the fate of Atlantis

Monkey Island 1,2,3

Gabriel Knight - Sins of the fathers

Lands of Lore 1

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Or just play good ol Skyrim elder scrolls. Never really gotten into Skyrim but it seems like a fun game.

 

I love story games because it doesn't really matter about how good they actually are but how good the story is. 

 

Oh yeah, a word of advise. Never play Dota 2. Apparently it's extremely addictive and my brothers clocked 6,800 hours on the game. Mind you, that is over many years but still!!!!

 

S!

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18 hours ago, Finkeren said:

 

Despite its flaws I’ve gotten a good 150h of enjoyment out of Kingdom Come: Deliverance by now.

 

Yeah? What are the flaws?

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7 hours ago, Gambit21 said:

 

Yeah? What are the flaws?

 

It shipped with sub-par performance and a ****load of bugs - most of which have been ironed out, but if you play on a low-end system you can still expect long load times for textures and occasional AI glitches.

 

It also has by far the longest and most drawn out intro sequence I have ever seen (actually it has two of them) on your first play through you are likely to have been playing for 3-5h before the opening credits roll and the game truly begins with full freedom for your character. 

 

Finally, unlike anything else that’s going on, the main storyline has rather limited freedom and relies on in-game rendered cut scenes with no interaction to tell the story. Almost all the other content however has loads of freedom and most things are told through dialogue trees or in-game action.

 

If you can look past this you get a game experience like few others:

 

An extremely immersive, beautiful and historically faithful world, that grasps early 15th century Bohemia almost perfectly (despite the fact, that everyone speaks English rather than Czech and German - the invading Cumans speak Hungarian though) All the many hundreds of NPCs live their own lives, have their own daily routines and generally acts as people. If you peak through the windows in the morning you’ll see them sit at the table saying grace before eating their breakfast, they will stop to greet each other in the street and you can listen in on hundreds of little conversations about their daily lives.

 

A great system of combat which is in-your-face brutal and one of the best attempts at recreating armored hand-to-hand combat. Shooting bows is also very well done. Mounted combat unfortunately is almost non-existent for the time being.

 

A game logic that mostly makes sense. Your character is limited in a lot of ways that really help with immersion. Your character needs to sleep and eat, your equipment needs to be kept in good working condition and you will need to bathe and have your clothes washed every few days or else people will react negatively to you, especially if you are also covered in blood from your latest fight, they’ll tell you that you look/smell terrible and you’ll get a significant charisma debuff. It isn’t very easy to commit crimes either (though it is a lot of fun) if you’ve nicked a lot of stuff in one town, the local militia will be on the alert and start searching you without warning. Stolen goods will have to be sold to known fences who’s trust you’ve earned, taken to other towns or simply stowed away for a long time until the “heat” wears off. 

 

An almost un-paralleled feeling of growth and acomplishment as your character improve his skills and rises in the ranks of society. At the start of the game, you are basically a good-for-nothing brat from a lower-middle class home, and you spend the first part of the game falling deep from that position. When you start the game in earnest you pretty much suck at everything and have to work hard to earn the necessary skills while at the same time mastering the game mechanics.

 

Great and very varied quest lines strewn all over the map, very few of which are simple fetch or kill quests but actually require a good deal of diplomacy, investigation and actually paying attention to the dialogue. 

 

Best of all: It’s an engaging story, where you are not the bad-ass hero who single-handedly saves the world. By the end you will have accomplished a lot for your character, have helped a lot of people and risen in the ranks of a very stratified society, but you will not have turned the tides of history or be hailed as some sort of Savior for defeating an ultimate evil. 

 

The game that I’d say mostly resembles this is the original first two Gothic games, but this is much better still.

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You have me intrigued Fink.

Great description, thank you for taking the time to write it.

 

Do I have the freedom to choose a play style to some extent?

 

Of course I'm staring another campaign build in the face here, so gaming time is limited.

Still if there's something worth the time, I'll devote 30 minutes here and there.

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1 hour ago, Gambit21 said:

 

Do I have the freedom to choose a play style to some extent?

 

Certainly. In combat you are basically limited to a few variations, and late game there is no doubt, that the heavily armored heavy hitter with mace or warhammer is favored. But you are almost never forced to use violence at all (in fact, there is an achievement for completing the main quest line without killing anyone except for a couple of story-essential kills) When questing you are usually allowed near complete freedom as to how you want to approach the task at hand. Many quests also end with you getting to determine the outcome of the issue and the consequences for some of those involved. 

 

 

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OK - I'm definitely going to look into this further.

Thanks!

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Descent II

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Descent_II

 

Salute!

 

Plank.

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On 10/5/2018 at 7:41 PM, Finkeren said:

 

Despite its flaws I’ve gotten a good 150h of enjoyment out of Kingdom Come: Deliverance by now.

 

I gave Kingdom Come Deliverance a try a couple of weeks ago and oh boy! It's an absolutely amazing game!! The cinematic shots make it seem so much like an interactive movie. Although you can't choose to take all that many different character paths throughout the main quest, I really enjoy the fact that you can choose how you wanna be. When I first started I played as an innocent blacksmiths son avoiding killing people to keep my reputation up, then said damn it and made a new playline. Basically in this one I just searched for all the bandits and people I didn't like to take em down. It's real good fun!!

 

The graphics of the game is unreal! I play on medium and it's still an amazing scene where ever you go. Sometimes I enjoy just trotting through the forests on my horse looking at what's around me. Would be amazing with a PC that could run a 120hz monitor at ultra graphics... Sigh...

 

The game sort of reminds me of this game i used to play alot on my Nintendo - Pheonix Wright. Although they are two completely different games, they have a similar feel in how you immerse yourself in the story. 

 

I was considering mentioning this game but I didn't think it will work on an old PC. I've put my graphics to Medium and usually get 60fps but it sometimes drops to 30 (v-sync enabled - if anyone can properly explain v sync that would be great! I've researched about it and I understand what it does but I still don't know when it should be enabled in game). 

 

On 10/7/2018 at 9:17 AM, Gambit21 said:

Still if there's something worth the time, I'll devote 30 minutes here and there.

You might find this a little tricky.

 

This game needs a bit more time to properly get through it. Probably 1.5 hour sessions might be a bit better to keep you intrigued in the game since proper gameplay doesn't begin before about 3 hours I reckon. 

 

Anyhow, good luck!!

 

S!

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4 hours ago, Stumble said:

 

This game needs a bit more time to properly get through it. Probably 1.5 hour sessions might be a bit better to keep you intrigued in the game since proper gameplay doesn't begin before about 3 hours I reckon. 

 

Yeah you need to get past that first sequence in Skalitz in the first play session. Otherwise it just becomes difficult to pick up again. Once you get to Talmberg though, it’s not really required to spend that much time each session.1.5 - 2 hours is probably optimal, but less will do, especially since they added the save-and-quit option to the game (originally, there were only three way to save: Sleeping in your own bed, beginning or completing certain quests and drinking Savior Schnapps) 

 

Seriously Gambit, you oughta give it a try, I think it’s right up your alley.

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9 minutes ago, Finkeren said:

 

Yeah you need to get past that first sequence in Skalitz in the first play session. Otherwise it just becomes difficult to pick up again. Once you get to Talmberg though, it’s not really required to spend that much time each session.1.5 - 2 hours is probably optimal, but less will do, especially since they added the save-and-quit option to the game (originally, there were only three way to save: Sleeping in your own bed, beginning or completing certain quests and drinking Savior Schnapps) 

 

Seriously Gambit, you oughta give it a try, I think it’s right up your alley.

 

Depends on your playstyle - if I´d only play 0.5-1.0 hour sessions I wouldn´t get anything done as I always find me strolling around hunting, killing bandits and doing other stuff instead of finishing quests 😄

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Dungeon Crawl: Stone soup (tiles version)

 

caves of QUD

 

Xenonouts

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26 minutes ago, 9./JG27golani79 said:

 

Depends on your playstyle - if I´d only play 0.5-1.0 hour sessions I wouldn´t get anything done as I always find me strolling around hunting, killing bandits and doing other stuff instead of finishing quests 😄

 

I do that up to a point as well. I’m on my second playthrough now, and since I’m sitting on roughly 100,000 Groschen with the best gear possible and I’m still not halfway through the main quest line, I just don’t bother with loot any longer. I pick every lock I come across just to level my skill, and I kill every bandit I run into, just because it’s fun, but I’m done hauling about loads of booty to sell to the few merchants with any buying power left.

 

Now I just concentrate on doing every single quest, before I go to crush the bandits at Pribyslavitz, so I can get my bailiff on and start playing city builder.

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My lockpicking skill could need some training - but I can´t even pick hard locks yet and I don´t find that many locks to practice on.

Moneywise I´m around 20k Groschen and overall I´m 55 hours into the game (first playthrough).

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How well does the game accommodate a stealth play style?

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9 hours ago, Gambit21 said:

How well does the game accommodate a stealth play style?

Stealth playstyle? Well, you can go around pickpocketing people, stealing chests and assassinating people if that's what you want.

 

Or do you mean something completely different?

 

I love galloping through the forest on my horse going after some deer or something. The scenery is beautiful! There are a few bugs that need fixing though.

 

 

S!

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59 minutes ago, Stumble said:

Stealth playstyle? Well, you can go around pickpocketing people, stealing chests and assassinating people if that's what you want.

 

Or do you mean something completely different?

 

I love galloping through the forest on my horse going after some deer or something. The scenery is beautiful! There are a few bugs that need fixing though.

 

 

S!

 

I mean sneaking/using stealth to complete a task, where messing up, being seen leads to undesirable consequences.

A bit of pucker factor...like the old Thief if you ever played that, or even the Arkham games.

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Stealth is extremely useful in completing a lot of tasks, but stealth based skills are also the most difficult to level at the start of the game. To play an almost pure stealth character is absolutely a valid play style, especislly combined with archery, though it does mean, that you’ll have to avoid some fights with groups of heavily armoured opponents. When you are lightly armored you just have no chance of surviving close combat with multiple opponents.

 

However, there is something immensely satisfying about sneaking into an enemy camp at night, poison their food and their wine, wait 5-6 hours (game hours) and then return to find everyone dead or in a severely weakened state and ripe for looting. Or to sneak up on a group of bandits at night. Take one out with an arrow to the back, melt back into the forest and watch his panicked comrades search in all the wrong directions. Then shoot another one and disappear again until the rest become so demoralized, that they take flight, at which point you can hunt them down one by one and take them down in an ambush with your dagger. 

 

If you want advise on how to start a stealth character: Use your skills at every opportunity. Pick any lock you see that isn’t guarded, use sneak everywhere it doesn’t raise suspicion (people will notice and be suspicious of you if you sneak down the middle of the street in broad daylight in a town), take up poaching (hunting levels up your stealth and archery skills and game meat is a good source of income early on. A tip: If you cook the illegally poached meat before selling it, it takes the “heat” off and is legal to sell) and remember to learn pickpocketing early on (it is an extremely annoying skill to level up, but you’ll need it for a few of the criminal quest lines)

 

And most important of all: Stock up on Savior Scnapps. You’ll need to save far more often than when playing a straight white-knight character. There is far less room to screw up.

 

Good luck.

 

EDIT: Inportant thing to note about leveling stealth: You mainly gain stealth experience by actually doing stuff while in stealth mode. Simply walking around in stealth mode isn’t gonna do a whole lot. Picking a lock, pickpocketing someone or landing a bowshot or sneak attack from stealth mode will help you level up, as will hiding from people who are actively looking for you.

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18 hours ago, 9./JG27golani79 said:

My lockpicking skill could need some training - but I can´t even pick hard locks yet and I don´t find that many locks to practice on.

Moneywise I´m around 20k Groschen and overall I´m 55 hours into the game (first playthrough).

 

If your stealth level is alright (around 6-8 or higher) The best way to level lockpicking is simple: Live your life at night, take a walk through Rattay or one of the smaller towns, breaking into every single house by unlocking a door that’s not opening right out towards a main street, and then pick any low level lock inside the house while everyone is asleep. Any decent-sized house will have 2-5 chests or trunks with an easy or very easy lock. Don’t steal anything, just pick the locks, and avoid chests that are right at the foot of a bed where someone’s asleep. They are likely to wake up. By not stealing anything you avoid getting the townsfolk in a bad mood or making the guards suspicious in the long run. Some of the larger farms and mills in the countryside are also great targets if you happen to ride past them st night, but there you need to watch out for the dogs. Once you become able to pick hard locks start raiding the castles, the Rattay rathaus and ultimately the Sassau monastery. I think  the monastery alone has at least 30 chests, if not more, of varying difficulty. Interestingly the castles and the rathaus are actually easier to plunder during the day, since people will be out of their rooms and especially around noon, when everyone is sitting down for lunch.

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Gonna try that - thanks.

 

Till now I was more day-active in this game and mostly avoided playing during nighttime 😄

Think I´ll also need to get some decent clothes - black and silent as full plate might not be the best to sneak around 😄

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- Indiana Jones and the fate of Atlantis (Best point and click adventure) 

- The first Unreal (The second is trash..Avoid..)

- Half-life 1 + 2

- No one lives forever (1+2)

- GTA San Andreas 

- GTA 5 (It should be do-able with some older hardware)

 

Man!! I Would love to lock myself up and game away for two weeks!! 

 

Then there is work and family 🙄

 

Grt M

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26 minutes ago, 9./JG27golani79 said:

Gonna try that - thanks.

 

Till now I was more day-active in this game and mostly avoided playing during nighttime 😄

Think I´ll also need to get some decent clothes - black and silent as full plate might not be the best to sneak around 😄

 

Yeah, if you run around in plate and (especially) maille, you are gonna suck at stealth no matter your level. Keep a spare set of stealthy clothes packed up on your horse at all times, and remember to level your maintenance skill so you can get the “stuffing” perk that makes your gear more silent, when you repair it.

 

I find the best stealth gear is actually clothing labeled “dark”, “grey” and “brown”. “Black” increases conspicousness - apparently walking around dressed like a ninja causes you to stand out - who would’ve guessed?

 

My personal stealth gear is a dark saxon gambeson, leather gloves, brown nobleman’s hose, dark silent shoes and a dark monk’s robe on top of it all (it is more conspicuous than a brown hood, but has less visibility) In that gear at stealth lvl 12, I can hide in forest at night with a person looking directly at me from 3 feet away (with “crouching chameleon” and “forester” perks) and plant an arrow right between his eyes - which I don’t need to tell you is super fun.

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Also: When playing the stealthy rogue type, it is also important to consider your weapons. You’ll be using bow and dagger the most of course, but you will need a close combat weapon, if you suddenly find yourself in a bad situation with no easy escape. Here I very much advise you to use a shield and either a mace or (preferably) a warhammer. Since your opponent is very likely to be wearing more armor than you, it is essential to negate this armor as much as possible and deal loads of blunt damage with each hit. The shield will of course help you stay alive and not rely on your non-existent armor to take the blows. 

 

I recommend using a “crows beak” warhammer (it deals less damage than a bailiff’s mace but can also be used to stab, making it more versatile) and a bouche shield (which is just the best shield in the game) take the perks “headcracker” (very good chance of knocking an opponent out when targeting his head with a warhammer) and what I think is called “light armored fighter” (the one that increases dodging chance when not wearing plate) Take “boar” as well (means you can just run right into your opponent to drain almost all his stamina and start dealing damage right away) but don’t take “heavy swing” (it’s great for armored combat, but here you need to be faster than your opponent) also: If you are really going for a criminal career, consider taking “night rider” (the one that increases your stamina regeneration at night but lowers it during the day)

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