Team Fortress 2 if legal
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Team Fortress 2 if legal
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Last edited by llDemonll; 2013-11-14 at 04:22 PM.
TF2 and Blacklight are probably the best
"The King of Latveria is no common murderer. If I cannot magnificently win a victory...it affords me no pleasure to merely slay a foe" - Victor von Doom, PhD
Planetside 2 is awesome and on steam too.
Don't be sad because of people, they will all die.
what this game does very well is giving you the feeling of building up power, from leading a small band of fighting peasants to creating your own empire, with a few different approaches on how to achieve that. you can be a warmonger, a ruthless bandit, or a noble knight who leads his army to protect those who can't fight for themselves, all with the consequencial reputation.
but the actual interaction with the world, its people and its characters is on such a bare minimum and often repetitive (like saving some random village from bandits dozens of times, with exactly the same quest text and outcome every single time) that a lot of it feels bland and sterile -- to me, anyway.
i still think it's a great game with a very unique playing experience. i suppose that's probably enough to give it a try and see for yourself (also, there's a demo on steam!) but i doubt it's really what Yoshimiko is looking for with "meaningful choice, meaningful conversation". but hey, i could be completely wrong :D
oh and, on a sidenote, for anyone who does give it a try: modz! \o/
Team Fortress 2 has pretty well gone to crap since it went free to play, though. 90% of the playerbase is cancer these days, and the item (im)balance is focused on retaining the lowest skilled/lazy players to the detriment of gameplay.
You have such wonderfully balanced setups such as:
-- Melee demoman gets a shield with basically 50% resists to explosive and fire damage, immune to burning, can sprint quickly either away from a fight or right into your face and 100% crit one-shot you with melee ... or pull out their grenade launcher for a pointblank one-shot grenade.
-- Engineer has a laser gun with a projectile hitbox about 4x wide that 1shots most classes if it randomly crits. It's also spammable and has unlimited ammo.
-- Engineer also has a shotgun that rewards them with free crits upon getting their sentry gun destroyed. So they can just one-shot you with that if you manage to destroy the gun.
-- Sniper has a rifle called the Machina that rewards you with extra damage for hiding behind a wall and charging it up fully. Allows you to one-shot most classes with a bodyshot, whereas the regular rifle requires a headshot. Basically no downside for a huge upside.
-- Took them 2 years to finally nerf a rocket launcher introduced with free to play that was dubbed the Nooberty Launcher. Had same splash radius and damage as the normal rocket launcher, but fired 50-60% faster. So you didn't have to aim precisely like with the Direct Hit, or lead your target like with the regular launcher.
Numerous other examples. If you do play, stick to something like Payload maps. Capture Point can be okay too, but still a lot of cheese. Avoid Capture the flag like the plague, because most people treat it like deathmatch and the worst of the cancer concentrates there.
TF2 is fun, it's free, pretty good. Multiple classes that all play differently with a variety of modes. More of a screw around game, and nothing serious at all.
Planetside 2 is fun if you're looking for something like that, it's different from your regular 10v10 games and a nice change of pace. It's pretty good, but takes a while to get into. After about 20 minutes of running around in circles not finding any enemies I gave up, tried it again a few weeks later and it was better. Still though, the map is absurdly massive and you seem to find about 1 person every couple minutes. I found it boring aside from the times I somehow managed to find a lot of people. Then it was fun, until I died and spent 10 minutes running around bored again.
Blacklight Retribution is, eh, alright I guess. Felt very pay to win to me, with some guns just completely decimating me while mine took forever to kill anyone. Didn't play for long though.
Steam has a lot of free to play FPS games, and from the ones I've played they're all decent. Just look for free to play FPS games then look for ones with high ratings, and give them a try. That's what I do when I'm bored.
Open Arena was quite popular a few years ago. It's a Quake 3 clone which is very good and had many pro players.
Lately I haven't heard about it though... Perhaps it has died out.
Also going with TF2 and Blacklight:Retribution
Heroes & Generals (browser based) is also quite fun
Unreal tornament is also good...and compared to other old games it stil goes strong.
If you want try something a bit different.. but still twitchy ... try Hawken .. pretty fun and really good looking..
If you want try something very different ..try Mechwarrior Online.. it's not classic FPS..but it still first person shooter ..with deep customization.
A personal favorite of mine: Dishonored. Small spoiler: Different endings depending on your choices! (Highlight the area)
Last edited by Cyonis; 2013-11-15 at 03:48 PM.
on another note, there's actually a spoiler functionality!
that way it won't suddenly be visible if someone quotes your post, as that changes the background color ;]
looks like this: stuff goes here. (click or highlight it)
understandable, it's pretty much the only good stealth action/rpg/shooter/mix game since, like, thief 3. also, steampunk ftw!And I agree with you in that, I'm probably way too exited about that game :P
sadly, the new thief will probably not get even close to those.. there were a lot of problems in it's developement, to the point where it wasn't even clear if they are going to release it at all like half a year ago. and now they seem to be just rushing a fast release :[
i haven't played any of those, so no idea^^Oh, I need some advice myself!
What should I spend my money on? Another copy of Assassin's creed 4 for pc (mostly for multiplayer, don't have xbox live), pokemon X or bioshock infinite dlc?