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What PC games are on your radar for the remainder of the year? (1 Viewer)

Kenneth

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With alot of the big titles (Warcraft III, Dungeon Siege, etc) pushing into '02, what titles are still on your radar screen for this year? Here are the ones on mine:
Pool of Radiance 2 (I should be receiving my copy today, hopefully)
Civilization III (I already preordered my copy)
Stronghold (the previews are looking interesting but I will probably hold out for a review)
Return to Wolfenstein (I am not usually a big fan of FPS's but it is hard to pass up on this one)
Morrowind (the next installment in the Elder Scrolls series, this one might push to next year)
Empire Earth (I will wait for a review but this sounds promising)
Zoo Tycoon (Stop laughing
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the previews for this are actually starting to sound interesting :) )
Others?
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Dean DeMass

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The #1 PC game on my list is Medal of Honor: Allied Assault, but since that got pushed back, Return to Castle Wolfenstein would be my #1 wanted PC title this year.
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Kenneth

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Let me know how Monopoly Tycoon is. I have been reading a lot of positive reviews and it sounds interesting also.
Cheers,
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Anthony Thorne

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Duke Nukem Forever had been on my radar for a long time, but now that I hear it'll be coming out on Nintendo GameCube next year, the PC version can go jump.
 

Alex Spindler

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Just Wolfenstein.
Kenneth, the Pool of Radiance forums are on fire with reports that installation or unistallation of PoR2 corrupted their OS. Just a warning.
One of many threads
[Edited last by Alex Spindler on September 29, 2001 at 08:19 PM]
 

BrianB

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I've only got one PC game pre-ordered for the rest of the year: Championship Manager 01-02, the latest incarnation of the *incredibly* successful soccer management series from the UK. There's nothing like it for depth/quality - it's superb.
Keen on a few other PC games, but in no great hurry to buy them - Neverwinter Nights is something I'm looking forward to, but I doubt it'll make Christmas.
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Eric Alderson

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Just Wolfenstein for me too. The demo that is out getting most of my attention out of all the games out there.
[Edited last by Eric Alderson on September 29, 2001 at 10:29 PM]
 

Graeme Clark

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I'll see how things go. Right now, nothing I can think of that'd I'd buy the second I see it.
Wolfenstien, Empire Earth and Fifa 2002 and C&C Renegade are some I'm interested in trying out.
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AndyVX

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Why would you ever ditch the PC version of Duke Forever in favour of the Gamecube version? FPS's cannot be played on a console properly unless they have a keyboard and mouse(just my opinion obviously).
And the last time I checked, there was no keyboard + mouse announced for the Cube.
As far as my most wanted PC games go, it's not really much since I rarely play PC games.
The only game I'm looking forward to (not sure if I'll buy it, I just want to see what it's like) is the Star Wars MMORPG.
Right now, I'm playing Lineage.
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Dave F

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I'm keeping an eye on Dark Age of Camelot. I keep hearing that Anarchy Online is still buggy as all get out, so I keep hoping for a magical fix for that as well.
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Adnan Sheikh

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Gotta say I would agree with Andy...why go with the console version of a game over the PC version? Best argument I can think of is that your system is not powerful enough. Otherwise, you're missing out on multiplayer and mods, not to mention a far superior control scheme.
Duke Nukem Forever is pretty much the only thing I'm looking forward to right now, unless I'm forgetting something.
[Edited last by Adnan Sheikh on September 30, 2001 at 07:19 PM]
 

Wolf Jenkins

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hard for me to believe, but maybe I'm the only person in the world who thinks that Civ 3 is the only monumental PC event of the year left... I'm taking days off work (hack hack cough cough...) :)
 

Anthony Thorne

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The GameCube looks impressive enough, and I doubt the upcoming PC version of Duke Nukem Forever will be hugely different in terms of graphics. Next years PC games may well be, but the screenshots I've seen of DNF don't look especially different from what I've seen coming up on the GameCube. As for not having a powerful enough system - surprise! - I'm not all that interested in spending a couple of thousand dollars (Australian) on a new PC, new graphics card and assorted RAM and other goodies just to compete with what the GameCube will provide me for a few hundred.
This thread has had two posters arguing that the keyboard and mouse set-up is 'vastly superior' to the joystick and controller set-up offered by consoles. This makes me laugh, quite frankly, but I don't think offering an argument to the contrary will convince those who already prefer this system. I love Unreal Tournament but had an equally good time with GoldenEye on the N64, and can't get all that excited about the idea that it lacked something due to the absence of a keyboard. (Maybe some gamers prefer playing in front of a TV to sitting in front of a computer monitor - something I do far too much of at work already). Duke Nukem Forever has been largely promoted as a singleplayer game, so I'm not all that fussed if multiplayer capability is denied to me. I'll agree that the console version of Duke will miss various mods and upgrades, but mucking around with those sort of options on Unreal Tournament is enough for me personally. I'll probably upgrade my system when Unreal Warfare (or whatever next year's variant of Tournament is called) is released, but for DNF I'm happy to play it on the GameCube.
I'll reiterate this point. The GameCube may lack a keyboard and mouse set-up, but I doubt many of its millions of future owners will mourn the loss. What the hell - I'm looking forward to the next version of Perfect Dark more than I am Doom 3... JMHO, but I know what I like and will be happier playing the Duke in front of my largescreen TV than on my PC, and a free upgrade to the niftiest PC specs available probably wouldn't convince me otherwise.
 

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I suppose its what you are used to. I like Goldeneye as well, and Fur Fighters is also good fun, but for an intense FPS I'd take some serious retraining to get good at anything other than mouse/keyboard. In Goldeneye you are generally sneaking around slowly, so the extra time it takes me to run and aim doesn't bother me, and Fur Fighters is as much about platform jumping as it is shooting.
 

paul h

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Brian, ah Champ Manager what a game!!
I play it occasionally but a mate of mine cant stay off the damn thing, new one should be good with the full international management stuff in there :)
 

Joel Mack

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Wolf, I dunno, it may be harder to belive that I might be the only person that couldn't care less about Civ 3.
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Civ 1, 2, and SMAC all did nothing for me... Ah well. :)
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Adnan Sheikh

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Wow, Anthony, I hope you didn't feel offended by our posts or anything. I certainly didn't mean any ill will, and I don't think Andy did either. Most of my friends and members of the messageboards I frequent are predominantly PC gamers, so I've never heard a pro-console FPS argument. I understand the upgrading issue; I tried to make my post reflect that I thought it was a valid reason.
You're right about the graphics, they shouldn't be all that different. I still don't like the low resolution the television is limited to, though.
Control is where we're going to really disagree. After using the mouse since Quake1, I hate playing FPS games with console controllers. I never feel like I have enough control over aiming or turning speeds, something that the mouse is perfect for. I've noticed that games like Goldeneye seem to recognize this, though...the deathmatch is much slower than a round of Quake.
It was your Perfect Dark comment that made me laugh. I couldn't stand the game :).
 

Anthony Thorne

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Adnan,
No offence taken, and I probably should have dialed down the surly attitude somewhat. I stand by everything I said, but it's fun (in a way) to argue. I'm playing devil's advocate a little here too...
The money issue is an important one to me. The next generation of PC games look very enticing but it feels like there's a necessity to buy a new video card/RAM/computer outright every 18 months just to keep up, and the GameCube/X-Box will hopefully serve as a cheaper alternative to this for the next two or three years. A decent monitor alone sells for a similar to price to one of the new consoles - throw in all the requirements for a 'ninja' PC and you're talking an outrageous amount of money, (outrageous on my current budget anyway). As for resolution, it mightn't precisely match the quality of a PC monitor, but component input playing on a 68cm Sony Wega still looks pretty decent to my eyes.
I actually preferred GOLDENEYE to PERFECT DARK, but presume that the GameCube version of the latter will eliminate the crappy N64 textures and framerate. DARK actually looked blurrier and crappier than G.E on my TV, but I still like a lot about the game and will follow the franchise to wherever it goes next.
Hmmm..... if HALF LIFE 2 hypothetically comes out as a PC exclusive in 2002 or 2003, I'll jump for the upgrade quick smart. The Duke though will have the settle on the Cube in my lounge room for the time being. Cheers everyone...
[Edited last by Anthony Thorne on October 03, 2001 at 06:56 AM]
 

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