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Re: Video games

Postby SnowAngel » Feb 09, 2019 2:06 pm

My brother has one of the Red Dead Redemption games on his PC, not sure if he ever finished it. He seemed to enjoy playing it.

Kalta, Splinter Cell is a third person stealth game series. Would you believe I haven't play it since my last post? Hoping to find some time to finish Conviction in the next week, I only have one mission left.

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Re: Video games

Postby mm1991 » Apr 03, 2019 10:20 pm

I learned the hard way that once you purchase a Fortnite battle pass, you can't refund it! Oh well. Guess I'm stuck playing Fortnite for now! :p
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Re: Video games

Postby Kalta79 » Apr 20, 2019 9:31 pm

Well I'm taking a break from AoE, started playing Final Fantasy X again, doing the single character challenges. Started with just Tidus, since he is the main character. Just beat that this afternoon. Found it interesting that playing with just one character instead of a varied team, it actually was at least 10-12 hours less playing time overall to beat the game. Doing Kimahri only now.
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Re: Video games

Postby mm1991 » Apr 30, 2019 10:11 pm

@Kalta, do you play FFXIV at all?
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Re: Video games

Postby Kalta79 » May 01, 2019 10:00 am

No, I only have a PS2, and after FFXII I pretty much lost any interest in further games in the series.
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Re: Video games

Postby Cleander » Jun 04, 2019 3:34 am

Well, I recently picked up AoE2 again. I just discovered a mod that adds DRAGONS! (Yes, they do breathe fire. :ymdevil: ) They can't fly , they just sort of waddle around the map, but the kind you can train in your castle can walk on water! (The ones from the stable can't.) They have about 660 hit points if I recall, so they're pretty powerful. (One actually sunk a ship with three shots, so their attack must be pretty good, though I can't remember what it is exactly.)
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Re: Video games

Postby Kalta79 » Jun 04, 2019 8:24 am

I've played Age of Mythology, not for long though, didn't really understand it.
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Re: Video games

Postby Cleander » Jun 04, 2019 12:47 pm

Is it that different from Age of Empires? I thought it just had different civs and units.
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Re: Video games

Postby Kalta79 » Jun 06, 2019 10:34 am

The gameplay is different, the 'special effects' as in with magic type stuff I really didn't understand how it worked, and put it off until another time when I feel up to being frustrated.
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Re: Video games

Postby Ryadian » Jun 10, 2019 12:41 pm

Dragons in AoE 2 sounds ridiculously fun. I may have to install that mod. ;))

You want more information about Age of Mythology, you say? Well, prepare for a novel on the subject! :P

The core parts of AoM are the same as AoE 2, in terms of it being an RTS where you gather resources, the gathering and building mechanics are the same, etc. The major differences are that the game only has four civilizations (and I believe the fourth, the Atlanteans, are only available with the expansion - admittedly, I've never played a copy that doesn't include the expansion). Instead of having stone, there's a new resource you gather called "Favor" (from the gods), and each civilization has a different method of gathering favor. They also all have slightly different methods of gathering and/or building - like, the Egyptians don't pay anything for their storehouses but basically all their buildings cost gold, and the Norse can only build with their infantry units, and not their villagers.

The other major difference is that after you don't just choose a civilization when you start, you choose one of three "major gods" per civilization (e.g., Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades for the Greeks). They each come with different abilities, and each one comes with different "minor gods". You choose a minor god to follow every time you advance to a new age, each minor god providing new technologies, buffs, and a unique god power and myth unit.

If you've played AoE 3, they had a similar system where you'd choose governors and other officials from the homeland every time you advanced ages, or something like that. I didn't really like AoE 3, though, and I never really played it much, so I don't remember how similar the two systems were. :ymblushing:

God powers are abilities that are (usually) activated only once and provide some boon to you, or detriment to your enemies. You might have one that makes everyone's farmers gather faster (yours the fastest) in the early game, and in the late game you might be able to summon a tornado to destroy everything in its path. For area affect abilities like that, you have to be able to see the area of the map you're targeting, though - you can't just know where it is. Myth units are what they sound like - units you can build (which are usually really expensive!) that are mythological creatures.

Yes, I've played AoM a bit. ;)) I can't really decide which one I like better between that one and AoE 2. AoM has a campaign mode with a story I find really interesting, which is technically also true for AoE 2 but I've never finished half of the historical campaigns they have. :P I played these games mostly as a kid and basically cheat code'd my way to victory, so the levels that required actual strategy usually bored me.
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