I really liked Alundra. It's basically a clone of old school Zelda and the localization was really well done. It also has multiple weapon types and jumping!
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Hands down the best PC gamepad for your money would be this one right here. I've never been more satisfied with a controller for my PC and that includes using a 360 controller. It's got a switch on the back that lets you switch between xinput (360 controller) and direct input (old school gamepad for compatibility with older games.)
Also, have you ever played a side-scroller on your pc only to have it force you to use the joystick for movement because that's considered the primary directional input? That's what the mode button on the front of the logitech gamepad is for. It swaps the primary directional input between the gamepad and joystick for those kinds of situations. All around, it's a quality gamepad for the money and has versatility that you won't get from a 360 controller. It's good. Seriously.
For those of you not in the know, Renegade X is a free (not free to play; just free) remake of the multiplayer component for Command & Conquer: Renegade. As I understand it, they have permission from EA to do so as long as they don't try to make any profit from it. It's been in the works for years now and started as a mod for Unreal Tournament 3. Today, they just released a new trailer along with the release date for their standalone version. It's now set to be released February 26, 2014.
Anyone else here have fond memories of the original Renegade? I'm really excited for this as there's really not many other RTS/FPS hybrid games out there. At least not any that have managed to fill the gap renegade left. If you're interested in getting a taste of the gameplay, they also made a short single player campaign you can download here.
I just finished the game today. I had 52 children and my time was 6:41. I was level 84. It was a lot of fun!
Typing of the Dead. Only thing with that game is you'll need two dreamcast keyboards for it. It might be a bit more of an investment than you're willing to drop for just one game, but I've played it with my friend and we've had a good time. That game gets pretty freaking hard later on.
I have plenty of FOE horror stories from the older games in the series. Back in the day, running away from a FOE moved you backwards 1 space. If your back was to a wall then running away was impossible and you had to fight it out. That usually ended in tragedy.
I also remember my first wall eye in EO3. You don't see those until the 6th stratum (post game) and most likely when you first encounter one you won't have very much of the floor mapped. I didn't, so I didn't realize that the eye looking at me made every FOE on the floor aggro me. They will never stop chasing you until you leave or are dead. By the time I learned what was going on, it was far too late. Those guys were mean...if I remember correctly they had a petrify on your whole party attack that they loved using. Good times.
The overall reaction to game so far has been pretty positive in general from what I've seen. Honestly it feels kind of weird to see this series suddenly getting more exposure like it is because it's such a niche genre. I guess it's kind of this tense moment where you expect people to come along that don't appreciate the genre to start dumping on it, but it hasn't happened yet.