|I am not worthy....
||[Jun. 15th, 2003|11:26 pm]
One of theferrett's great loves is computer games. He plays them ferociously, and completes most of them. I am impressed with his dead aim, cool head, steady hand.
I, on the other hand, cannot play most computer games. The changing angles and shifting views leave me nauseated and dizzy.
Diablo II was my great salvation.
Real gamers find Diablo a dull, two-dimensional game. Thank heavens. Even at this limited screen movement, I have to be careful about how fast I run a character. But I played it through and loved it because I could play.
Then came Dungeon Seige. A game in the Diablo spirit with much more complexity and much better graphics. And yet the movement is slow and fairly limited. So I tried it tonight.
I am still fighting the waves of nausea, unable to lie down until my stomach settles.
I must resign myself to the truth. I am a complete gaming wimp. Civ III, Caesar, and Diablo are all I have to look forward to in my gaming life. Improvements in graphics engines will never fill me with a thrill.
And I will listen from the other room while the ferrett defeats all the bad guys.
2003-06-15 10:13 pm (UTC)
That second paragraph sums it up nicely. :)
And Diablo II ROCKS and has this...strange addictive quality. Must be the subliminal messages.
I've heard rumours of a movie...is this true, anyone know?
Lys--Who has yet to try the necromancer, oddly, though she's cleared it with all the others.
(YAY PALADIN AND BARBARIAN!)
*massive sounds of whirlwind blades ensue*
2003-06-16 04:35 am (UTC)
Re: That second paragraph sums it up nicely. :)
1) Play with the Sorceress, and concentrate on cold spells. Buy up Warmth, too, so your mana comes back quickly.
2) Shoot and run, shoot and run. Until you have some serious area effect spells don't let yourself get engaged in much close quarters. And always run BACK IN THE DIRECTION YOU CAME so you don't trigger new monsters. Cold spells are great for this because they slow down your opponent
3) Take yout time in clearing out areas. This gives you maximum points for leveling purposes. Reclearing levels is a good idea, since you get more points (though on each trip through the goodies seem to be less and less kewl).
Man, now I want to reload it and play again.... [g]
2003-06-16 02:21 pm (UTC)
I think we migt have it around here, let me check with Da Weasel.
Thanks for the offer!
You know, I have the same problem with most computer games, and also limit myself in what I can play without getting a pounding headache.
If you can still find them, you might want to try Baldur's Gate (and Tales of the Sword Coast, an expansion for BG), or Baldur's Gate II (and the throne of Bhaal expansion for that). Both games are AD&D based, and they both allow either a "hack 'em and slash 'em" play experience, or a tougher magic based experience (although, even using tons of magic, you still have dungeon's to hack through).
Anyway, I've never had too much trouble with these games causing headaches or making me dizzy. (And, if you're really interested, I could send you my copy of BG with the Sword Coast expansion if you like to check it out...It's actually just collecting dust right now).
I'm with you on this one. I like Diablo, though less so Diablo 2, and it took me a while to get used to the swirling views on Dungeon Siege. I loved Baldurs gate and it's additions (though my PC is too low spec to play Neverwinter Nights and Icewind Dale)and you would too, I think. First person shooters (Doom, Quake etc) give me headaches and make me literally sick.
I'm a huge fan of computer games, myself. The last really good rpg that I played with Wizardry 8. I was so addicted to the Wizardry series that I couldn't let this one go. I also played the Baldur's gate series and I'm playing MorrowWind now. Wait...it gets worse.
I am also completely addicted to Sim games. I have ALL of the Sims by Maxis, all of the RollerCoaster Tycoon games, SimCity4, Cleopatra, Posideon, all of the Zoo Tycoons. You name it, I got it.
Pathetic, isn't it?
*skips off to go play Sims Superstar*