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21-02-2013, 11:34 PM #7501
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The Thieves are some of the best games ever made. I'd play them in order, although you could do Deadly Shadows first. The graphics of the old games should not be a problem if you are OK with old games in general. Other than iffy graphics there is nothing really old-fashioned about the old Thieves that should cause a new player too much trouble.
I'd definitely not just play Deadly Shadows though, the first two games offer things that Shadows doesn't. Metal Age in particular is a glorious achievement and deservedly sits at #2 in the NathanH video game ranking.
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22-02-2013, 12:11 AM #7502
But I'm curious enough to find out.
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22-02-2013, 12:53 AM #7506
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Modern Warfare Bundle is $30 on Amazon.com after you use the code "CAGROCKS". Includes Steam keys for Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (2007); Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2009); and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (2011).
I've never played a Call of Duty game (except maybe a few demos) so I'm wondering if I should grab this for the single-player campaigns. Then again, I've got a huge backlog as it is, and there must've been some reason I haven't grabbed these games previously. :P
22-02-2013, 12:58 AM #7507
Apparently they are a near miss on fulfilling the core principles of dedicated servers.
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22-02-2013, 01:06 AM #7508
CoD games (especially the modern warfare series, but also the "good" ones) are insanely linear affairs with plots on par with Michael Bay movies (think The Rock, not Transformers).
That being said, they have really nice set pieces and lots of explodey goodness, and the gameplay is pretty fun. It isn't necessarily the best at anything, but it is consistently good at the things it tries for:
Set Pieces (STALKER had better ones, and they were more natural)
Modern gun shootery (up for debate)
QTEs (Infamous is the king)Steam: Gundato
If you want me on either service, I suggest PMing me here first to let me know who you are.
22-02-2013, 01:09 AM #7509
CoD4 is still a very influencial game, and arguably a milestone in the FPS genre. Playing all three Modern Warfare games in order would give you one hell of a headache, but I can still very much imagine it could be a few days of condensed fun, - though maybe after one or two of the games rather tiresome - much like a Michael Bay Transformers triple feature. (See, gundato, I very much DO think Transformers.) To each his own.
edit: No, STALKER does not have better setpieces. Stalkers simply has heart, atmosphere, even story, but the stepieces are only half successful in execution. Setpieces... maybe Bioshock, but it's a very controversial term in FPS/Action games. Third person console games (and CoD) probably do it best, atm.
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22-02-2013, 01:12 AM #7510
Well, for those considering Blops2, Steam is having a free weekend on it, I guess you could consider it a demo, though I assume the free weekend is only for the MP part.
I personally found CoD4 to be a fantastic game, regardless of linearity, and while nowadays everyone knows about the "shock" moment, back in the day, it caused a huge effect and was certainly unexpected. Easily one of my favourite FPSs of all time.
MW2 can go die in a fire though. The only salvageable part of that is the Spec-Ops coop mode, which is surprisingly good and quite fun if you play it with a friend.
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22-02-2013, 02:19 AM #7514
I'm sort of surprised you found HL1 worse than Deus Ex. I love DE, but it definitely feels a lot more wooden than HL.steam: sketch
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22-02-2013, 04:00 AM #7516
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22-02-2013, 05:45 AM #7518
I just played through them all last year and Thief 1 and 2 are awesome. I finished Deadly Shadows too, but ironically that is the one that's aged the worse. It's hamstrung by XBOX memory requirements, so the levels are tiny and it takes ages (like over a minute) to load areas between hubs or to reload when you die.
22-02-2013, 11:31 AM #7519
Anyone played the Gratuitous Space Battles Galactic Conquest expansion? Is it any good?
I loved the game and went on a literal GSB-binge a few years ago, but never really went back to it, even though the new campaign mode really gave me an itch? Can anyone say if it works?
22-02-2013, 03:42 PM #7520
If you have a racing wheel, NetKar Pro is 4.99 EUR until the 1st of March. Buying it will entitle you to access the Assetto Corsa tech preview. If you don't have a wheel you might want to skip it, but if you do it features some of the finest handling I've experienced (though the car selection is limited).