But you gave it a mere 6.5/10, and now you're saying it's very good? What madness is this? An out-of-ten scale that allows you to use the bottom half? You are a danger to yourself and to society!
Get a Copy of System Shock II, apply a Graphics improving Mod,much better.
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It's terribly unsuited to many people, you think deus ex 1 was bad? Try not even being allowed to use half of the games equipment without automagically having foreknowledge of the availability of weapons and ammo.
Bioshock (1 or 2) doesnt give you plasmids and say oh, you didn't level up plasmids in character creation? Enjoy your wrench.
Still, I do adore System Shock 2,but I think playing Bioshock first is actually a good tutorial.
On the Bioshocks, I'm of the camp that say 2 is better. Better combat, more interesting enemies, much wider customisation (to the point it could easily be called specialisation) and a personal story I could actually get into. Less of this "I'm the tank reared son of the villain and a stripper and I've been mind controlled, I can be nice/nasty to little girls but I must kill everything else except big daddies who I need to kill to "level up".
You might say Bioshock 2 was similar but the summon security bot plasmid(and the repair tonic), the charm plasmid and enraged plasmid and later summoning your own big sister, along side the range of traps coupled with protecting the gathering sisters was a world of beautiful action strategy.
Now, if Bioshock Infinite Multiplayer actually has servers and server browsers (any more than 4 players should never be peer to peer unless it's turn based) that could be my game of the year even if the singleplayer is terrible.
Playing Bioshock for the first time was a considerably better experience than playing 2, but if I was going to replay one of them it would be 2. I'd never recommend someone get 2 without playing the original though - the plot and themes are very much there to complement the first one rather than being inherently standalone.
Once through the first one was enough for me. Replaying that and the thought of playing 2 made me never want to play it again. I'm still somewhat interested in Infinite, but it's going to drop in price by half within 3 months of release so I'll just wait for that.
Borderlands is on sale over at Steam again. $7.50 for the GOTY and $22.50 for the 4-pack, DLC is mysteriously far more expensive than it really should be.
Also, Call to Power would be the best Civ if the AI wasn't so useless.
The game would be 5 star on GOG if it weren't for those 1 star reviews complaining about Antara being broken. Having said that, it's not really a "Wizardry" RPG in that it features a lot of things I hate. It's broken up into chapters, it funnels you quite frequently and it forces you to take certain party members at different times. However, it does have turn-based combat!
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Alpha Centauri is better to play against the computer, but if I wanted to play a wholly-multiplayer game of Civ then Call to Power would be my first choice.
Anyway, of the little bit I played, it's quite good. It's basically a metroidvania (though not very deep) with Megaman mechanics. The platforming is dependent on near-perfect timing, and there are one-hit kills. Thankfully, there are save points every few screens so it's not that frustrating. The music and graphics are top notch for an NES game, I was really impressed with the production value. You even get a cartridge sleeve and manual printed on glossy paper when you order.
That boss was a bastard, though. I must have attempted him 20 times before I finally beat him. And it was only the first one.
Men of War Vietnam is currently £6.24 on Impulse. Think I might skip it personally. Skirmishes were the main reason I played Assault Squad and the lack of them here is a bit disappointing.
Oh, I believe it ties to Steam.