My Top Five Nostalgia-Inducing Games


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Posted by ahoodedfigure

People keep telling me that the later Gothic(s?) are the ones to get into.  I haven't gotten to Icewind Dale II because I suspect that I missed an item in the first one that will set me back when I try to beat the end levels.  Really fun to actually create a complete party for once in a long while.  We need more games like that.
 
I never played Dark Forces II (although I think we have it lying around somewhere), but the first one had really classy level design, really clever secrets, and pretty fun combat.  I'm not sure what adding force powers would do to that formula for me, but if that game is anything like its predecessor I see where you're coming from.

Posted by emkeighcameron
@ahoodedfigure said:
" People keep telling me that the later Gothic(s?) are the ones to get into.  I haven't gotten to Icewind Dale II because I suspect that I missed an item in the first one that will set me back when I try to beat the end levels.  Really fun to actually create a complete party for once in a long while.  We need more games like that.   I never played Dark Forces II (although I think we have it lying around somewhere), but the first one had really classy level design, really clever secrets, and pretty fun combat.  I'm not sure what adding force powers would do to that formula for me, but if that game is anything like its predecessor I see where you're coming from. "
Hey, thanks for the comments!
 
Gothic II is really the best of the series (and avoid Gothic III at all costs). Risen, which was made by the same gang of developers, is actually pretty good and very similar to the Gothic-type gameplay you'd expect.
 
JK's force powers are pretty weak nowadays, but for the time when JK was released, they were awesome. You could eventually get force lightning (LIGHTNING MAN), force deadly sight (which simply melted people if you LOOKED at them and totally needs to be brought back in modern SW games), force grip (always fun), force speed, force jump, and so on. It was a little clunky to use, since you had to select one force power with the Q/E buttons, then hit F to use it, but once you became adept it wasn't too bad. 
 
Although, I regret to inform you that the best gun ever made, from Dark Forces 1 (the concussion rifle, a.k.a. the blue volcano rape machine) was significantly nerfed in JK. It's still pretty badass, but not AS badass.
Posted by ahoodedfigure
@emkeighcameron said: 
 

Gothic II is really the best of the series (and avoid Gothic III at all costs). Risen, which was made by the same gang of developers, is actually pretty good and very similar to the Gothic-type gameplay you'd expect.

   That's what I've heard from most Gothic aficionados.  I'm pretty sure I'd like that game, and it's out on GOG.com I think, but I have so much stuff I've been neglecting...

 

Although, I regret to inform you that the best gun ever made, from Dark Forces 1 (the concussion rifle, a.k.a. the blue volcano rape machine) was significantly nerfed in JK. It's still pretty badass, but not AS badass.

I seem to remember my favorite being the repeater.  Tiny blue dots shot really fast?  Was that the concussion rifle or was that something else? That and the welding gun, maybe. 


Posted by emkeighcameron
@ahoodedfigure said:

" @emkeighcameron said: 
 

 

Although, I regret to inform you that the best gun ever made, from Dark Forces 1 (the concussion rifle, a.k.a. the blue volcano rape machine) was significantly nerfed in JK. It's still pretty badass, but not AS badass.

I seem to remember my favorite being the repeater.  Tiny blue dots shot really fast?  Was that the concussion rifle or was that something else? That and the welding gun, maybe. 

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The repeater was awesome, and so was the welding gun, but the concussion rifle was best simply because you didn't even have to AIM it. You just pointed it at people (they just had to be in your FOV) and pulled the trigger. Then, under any target in view, a huge blue volcano shot out of the ground, launched them in the air, and killed them. It was unfair, hilarious, and badass. Unfortunately, I can't find a screencap of the gun going off, but here's at least what the gun looked like.
 
 http://www.giantbomb.com/stouker-concussion-rifle/93-577/
Posted by ahoodedfigure
@emkeighcameron: That sounds like the kind of gun I would have held off from using.  I tended to be really stingy with my weapons use back then in Doom-like games, just because I guess I was traumatized by the Cyberdemon in the original Doom, and I always wanted to be well-prepared :)