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Shock Trooper
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Originally written by Fury #2: I'm not a Realmz fan.

Me neither. I just hear that lots of people like it who are into RPGs adn thought he might.

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i noticed there arent many new RPG's coming out...like a slowdown or something.

or is it just me?

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Well,I lyk good old RPG's too. My beast of a computer i bought myself runs almost anything so im eagerly awaiting oblivion.Morrowind and the expansions are about the best RPG around, and cause it has an editor wif it, it makes 4 hours o fun. Doom3 ran smoothly 4 me on the best settings, so i got stuff like baldurs gate 2, and the expansion, neverwinter nights and tons o uthas. but yup, start saving and you'll be able to get oblivion.
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Well, it shouldn't be too long before Avernum 4 comes out.

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Anyone ever heard of Rise of the Triad? It's an older game from the late 90's where you pretty much wage war on the Third Reich. I just thought it was cool because you could set the soldiers on fire and they'd run around screaming "IT BURNS IT BURNS AHHHHH!" The voice was almost comical.

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If you haven't gotten it yet, you can get BGII and the expansion pack together for only $20. Well, in the States. Someone (can't remember who...) mentioned Morrowind - I have The Elder Scrolls, and it's a good game. Other than that, if your Internet really sucks, go with a text-based RPG - I personally recommend Materia Magica (www.MateriaMagica.com) for a large community; Arkheim Winter (I forget the URL) is good if you're looking for true, actual role-playing.

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Rise of the Triad is a first-person shooter, not an RPG. It's not even very good.

EDIT: But I remember the first time I installed it on my computer, years ago. I had seen my cousin play it and thought it was cool (I had never seen a true 3-D game before, nor had I seen an FPS), so I played it. I thought it was fun at the time, but it's nothing compared to Doom or Unreal Tournament. When I tried to install it on my computer, my mother looked at the back of the box. She read it aloud to everyone in the room. It was something like, "Fill your foes with lead. If it moves, kill it." etc. She didn't want to let me install it, but my cousin convinced her to let me, provided he turned off the gore and passworded it so I couldn't turn it back on. I got bored of it pretty fast though.

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does anyone know where to get fallout 1 for mac? I have been looking around for an hour now with no luck
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Law Bringer
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MacPlay makes it, or made it, but apparently no longer sells it. Despair not! A quick trip to Amazon.com shows that you can buy it used, and eBay is sure to have it as well.

—Alorael, who spent under 60 seconds in figuring that out. Very small amounts of work can help you, too, build very small character!
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This isn't an RPG, but its good anyway: Myth 2 (or 1 or 3). Its really wonderful, with dwarves that trow molotov cocktailes, strange wizards that heal you, and above all: all your characters say things. dwarves say (when you walk alot with them): "Make up your mind!"

The tutorial is most fun. you have this tutor that really gets VERY irritated when you don't do something he wants you to do:

"First ........ (blablabla) and press the Z key"

you walk around the stool you're supposed to go to.

"No, NEAR the stool!"

You still don't go to the stool.

"How do you expect to learn anything!"

It goes on like this.

Try it, you can get a demo at bungiesoftware.

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Law Bringer
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Myth 2 also features a conversation about the world's largest turnip. It's a little hard to follow because you have to frantically dodge guards to eavesdrop, but it's entertaining.

No, it really isn't an RPG at all.

—Alorael, who would like to distinguish between real-time strategy in the Command and Conquer, Warcraft, Starcraft, Total Annihilation vein and whatever Myth is. Real time tactics? A game is very different when you build up no infrastructure, create no units, and invest in no upgrades. On the one hand, you have no base to defend against hopeless odds (barring the occasional "The Wall" or "Redemption" level). On the other hand, you end up facing the ravening hordes with only what you start with and maybe what you can scrounge. It's a very different game indeed.
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Originally written by Hi':

—Alorael, who would like to distinguish between real-time strategy in the Command and Conquer, Warcraft, Starcraft, Total Annihilation vein and whatever Myth is. Real time tactics? A game is very different when you build up no infrastructure, create no units, and invest in no upgrades. On the one hand, you have no base to defend against hopeless odds (barring the occasional "The Wall" or "Redemption" level). On the other hand, you end up facing the ravening hordes with only what you start with and maybe what you can scrounge. It's a very different game indeed.
The Warcraft and Starcraft games actually did have a couple of missions like that, where you sent a small squad into a dungeon or base of some sort.

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Ah, yes. The ubiquitous fight-your-way-through-a-Zerg-infested-Terran-science-facility-to-rescue-the-scientists-and/or-the-data-modules. I always enjoyed those. And then there's the one where Kerrigan fights her way through a Terran-infested Terran science station to get the data modules on Ghost research to unlock her other abilities. Oh, and the Protoss rescued Zeratul and his Dark Templar once. Great fun.

I see MacPlay has Icewind Dale on sale for $5. I think I'll get it! I immensely enjoyed Salvatore's trilogy by the same name, and liked that area of Faerun quite a bit.

I downloaded the demo to Fallout last December, and was going to buy it from MacPlay's website if I liked it. Unfortunately, I found the interface mind-wrenchingly awkward and the snippet of plot almost sheer nonsense. I suspect they could've chosen a better area of the Fallout world for the demo, since I've heard so many good things about it. In fact, when reading this thread, I'd decided to buy the full versoin for OS X from MacPlay just to give it the full benefit of the doubt, but alas, as Aloreal has observed, they don't sell it anymore. Maybe I'll go scrounging on eBay as well...

Speaking of MacPlay, does anybody recommend SimCity 4, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, or the Warcraft III Treasure Chest? Do you have to play the first two Warcraft games to know what's going on in Warcraft III, or can you just jump in?

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You can easily jump in at the beginning of Warcraft III - the game basically holds your hand until you have a good grasp of how the units work through the single-player campaign. A well-constructed and balanced game, overall, I reckon.

I had a great time playing Knights of the Old Republic as well. The engine is very similar (if not identical) to Neverwinter Night's, though much improved in many ways. A wonderful and true Star Wars experience, which is great if you're a fan, with game mechanics quite comfortable to old hands at the AD&D/d20 system.
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If you're a serious gamer, Guild Wars will get very old, very fast. The game itself is good, but the community is plagued with incompetence and young kids. However, I'm willing to sell my veteran account for a mere $195 if anyone's interested ;)
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Agent
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Originally written by Averman:

i noticed there arent many new RPG's coming out...like a slowdown or something.

or is it just me?

Did you ever try "Anito"? It's a medieval Asian CRPG and looks interesting from the screenshots. But I can't play it because it's only for PCs.

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I thought about those few missions, but none of them are really more than a challenge of basics tactics and/or saving and reloading. Because you have limited tactical choices and because you have no strategic choices at all, the levels are simple. But I'm a drooling Myth fan, so take what I say with however much salt you like. As an added bonus, Myth will give you truly stunning gore (that can be turned off if you like). There's nothing like seeing gigantic enemies hit by mortar fire.

You really don't need to know anything from prior games plot-wise to be able to play Warcraft 3, although a few things probably help a little bit. One plot revelation isn't a revelation at all if you haven't played the prequels. Otherwise, the game is fun, but it has much more RPG than you might expect from an RTS. I also have to say that I much prefer the multiplayer in Starcraft. Heroes don't work for me.

—Alorael, who has trouble with Fallouts rather painful interface himself. He believes at least part of it is due to unimpressive decisions regarding right clicking on a Mac, but mainly there is too much clunk. If you can get past it the game is well worth the effort, but sleek it is not.
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How about RuneScape? It's a MMORPG, but I've seen it work fine on a 28.8k connection. You can play it for free, or you can pay the $5 a month to get the other half of the feature.

Basically you go around, kill stuff, build up your different skills (it has like 26 different skills you can use), etc...
I find it unbelievably addicting.

The only problems are
1: Like Guild Wars, it's plagued by incompetent youngsters
2: Every time you turn around everbody is trying to scam you out of your stuff.

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Personally I find stabbing myself in the genitals with a rusty fork more fun than runescape.
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You could always do both.

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My little brother hates runescape also.

Maybe it just takes a certain kind of person to enjoy runescape?

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quote:
Originally written by Eldibs:

Maybe it just takes a certain kind of person to enjoy runescape?
At the end of the day what game doesn't take a "certain kind of person" to enjoy it.

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