Oh yeah, link to the /Ukraine/ thread this started in for those interested:
As far as console gaming in the 90s in Russia, Dendy and Sega Mega Drive were kings. Richer kids had PS1's but not in my tiny ass town (I since moved to a bigger one). What we had was like a room where they let you pay for minutes of gameplay. The had a bunch of PS1's, some 3DO's and a worn out Double Dragon arcade cabinet. Mortal Kombat Trilogy, Mortal Kombat 4 and Tekken 3 were by far the most popular games. Then in the 00's I got a PS2 and pirated games were very widespread, so we never ran out of stuff to play. Final Fantasy X was one of my first games on that hoe, and for that reason it's the most nostalgic one for me. Though my first one was actually FF8 for PC, but I never even finished it.
I never owned any consoles (only family's work PC) but my friend had a PS1 and it's very nostalgic to me. The king of broken ass pirate translations. He had a "translated" Diablo 1 port for PS1 where a bunch of the names were just gibberish produced by simply switching the font to Cyrillic.
I got into PS1 much later through emulation but it's one of my favorite consoles now. MGS, Crash, FF7 and FF9, RE2-3 (I prefer the Remake for 1), Silent Hill, Syphon Filter, Dino Crisis, Ridge Racer, the amount of great games is insane.
>>22015>What we had was like a room where they let you pay for minutes of gameplay
So, a kind of arcade room except instead of paying per game you pay per playtime basically. Was it expensive for the time? Living in 90s Russia was rough.>>22018
I didn't have a PS1 (PS2 was backwards-compatible anyways ours ended up only reading DVDs at some point, so no more PS2 CD games or PS1 games
), but I did play Ace Combat 3 and Rayman 2. I wish I played MGS1 much earlier, but TBH I woudn't have understood the details of the plot back then.
I still have a large collection of PS2 games to this day.
I got a bunch of PS2 and PS3 games too, only moved to digital when PS4 came out, and nowadays I'm PC only.
Vib-Ribbon is such a unique game yes, I know it's one of the many games I haven't played
, but I heard it's pretty rare.
I'm kind of a collector kinda guy nowadays, which doesn't mean I don't play them anymore, but I'm more inclined to use emulators now. Picrel is a game that was not released in Yurop, so I tried it out with an emulator.>>22022
Even after the Cold War, Russia has been demonized thanks to the imperialist ambitions of NATO. GUNSHIP! was about a conflict between Russia and NATO, but at least you could play as the Russian side.
That's a good point. Their representation in Red Alert or World at War was shaped by this as well I think.
Also, I didn't play a single Call of Duty game after Black Ops II Menendez was based af, by the way
, what's the tl;dr on J-12?>>22028
True, and that's why the "Japan Takes Over the World" trope existed back then. The USA have no real allies, just their own interests.
I think countries don't really have friends in general, just interests, the things China was doing in the last half of 20th century was so fucking sus. But USA is very two faced and hypocritical about it, which makes me dislike em even more. Oh well, on topic of gaming, here's one of my favs, most people either never played it or found too clunky, but I beat it like 10 times. You play as a baby angel in a cyberpunk dystopian universe and you're able to possess any character in the game. If they no one sees you doing that, you can then pretend to be that character to infiltrate facilities, give orders, etc. Great atmosphere and nice soundtrack by Fear Factory (industrial metal, and I'm not even into metal).
I have a feeling in future CoD games they might make us Russians look like incompetent clowns for a change. Not that I personally give a fuck.
Apparently it's on Steam and it's made by the guys who made MDK. Not that I've played MDK…
Have any of the Russian anons here played picrel? It's a kinda clunky RTT game set in a post-apocalyptic environment, you get individual squad members, some firearms, old Soviet vehicles you can control along with a few-Western ones, a cool campaign mode and a mission editor the real reason I played this one back then
It kind of has a very small cult following in Russia, there's even a Russian mod for it (that I tried to play, but the game wouldn't launch, probably because I have a French copy)
I haven't, but I'm not really into strategies, though I like some tactic based games like X-COM and obviously Total War Warhammer 2 (3 seems eh to me and I still got hundreds of hours of content in 2 that I never touched). Oh, and Jagged Alliance 2 is based.
Probably spoilers: He's the son of Stalin in that game, right?>>22036>Jagged Alliance 2
Yet another masterpiece I have yet to play. IIRC there are a bunch of good mods for it too.
Closest thing to Jagged Alliance 2 I ever played was probably 7.62 High Calibre, and I didn't play much. I can't say I'm a strategy/tactical guy, but I like the feeling of being in charge, even if I suck :D
Nowadays, I'm more into vehicular building, but I also play some JRPGs yes I know, I'm a bit of a weeb
and some beat 'em ups like the Yakuza series.
I still have the CD for this game.
IMO it's one of those games that desperately deserves more recognition. It's not on Steam or GOG and I couldn't even find it on abandonware sites.
Oh I remembered another one, Silent Storm made by Russian devs. It's a WW2 tactics game similar to JA, and you get to use mechs so there's a bit of sci fi in it.
I don't know, I haven't actually played the game but I know he is a rogue Soviet spy who plans to usher in world communism by detonating hidden nukes in multiple major Western cities (and he succeeds in one of the endings)
Heard that My Summer Car is good for that
One of you fucks better have this
If you want to try a super cool RA2:YR mod go get it.
If you don't have YR but want it https://repack-mechanics.com/97-command-conquer-red-alert-2-yuris-revenge-2000-2001-pc-repack-ot-rg-mehaniki.html
It's on rutracker, only the Russian version though so no English text or subs.
do i need to go make an ISO for the english version?
My computer still has an optical drive and I'm sure I can find it in the basement. Won't be a crack though, just the original disk.
I wouldn't recommend it, cause making a fucking thread or w/e on rutracker is a huge pain in the ass, the admins and mods are real bitches. Not worth a headache. I'm the Russian anon though, maybe some foreign posters would love it.
I played this, really good mod, I enjoyed playing as the LatAm faction for go fast units
Though I really don't care for their OC donut steel anime girl faction
I have this one! I like the dieselpunk theme. However, like many of the tactical/strategy games I have, I didn't play it much.>>22041
Automation is also pretty cool if you want to create your own cars, you can even export them to BeamNG.
If you want to be a litteral tankie, there's also Sprocket. You can import your own decals and camo patterns now.>>22042
I should try that one out sometimes, thank you!
If you want a free C&C fangame, you can also try out Twisted Insurrection, you don't even need Tiberian Sun to play it!
Although, yes, it's a Tiberium game, so no badass Soviet faction. IN THE NAME OF KANE!>>22043
What's rutracker? I've never used that site. Also I don't mind if it's Russian only because I understand it a little bit and I think the mod I wanted to try out only works on Russian versions.
I had a half bro that was 10 years older than me so despite being a 96er, I grew up with an NES and N64. Super battle toads and super mario 3 were my favs.
After that I got a PS1, I had a lot of second hand games, none of them were very memorable. I had a fun hockey game that was focused on the fights, a bugs life game and some fantasy RPG game that was really neat but which ill probably never remember
then I get an xbox, Fable series, KOTOR, and Battlefront were probbaly my favs there
after that I kinda stopped console gaming, eventually i got a 360 for halo and l4d and then stopped
years and years later I bought a ps4 just for the new battlefronts and damn what a let down that was
i can just upload a torrent tracker to wherever
I forgot the PC side of things which I personally preferred/
Theme Hospital, some of the Lego games (lego island and lego chess specifically) the sims, rollercoaster tycoons and railroad tycoon were my favs.
It's actually on archive.org https://archive.org/details/Nova_SoldiersOfAnarchyUSA
Surprisingly, you can find tons of games on that site, including full romsets for old consoles up to PS3.
And rutracker.org is the biggest Russian torrent tracker. You can find a lot of things on there.
I didn't even bother with the new Battlefronts games. They don't even deserve the Battlefronts name. Last time I know EA wanted to name one of their games after a classic, that was GoldenEye Rogue Agent, by far the worst of the 6th gen Bond games. OG Battlefronts II was based and you can get a ton of mods on the PC version.
As far as childhood PC games go on my hand; Silent Hunter II, Enemy Engaged: Comanche vs Hokum, F-16 Aggressor, Age of Empires II, Steel Beasts and Flight Simulator 98, 2000, 2002 come to mind. Then when I got my own shitty
computer I discovered OFP. And mods.
>>22053>Age of Empires
For me it was Age of Mythology, probably one of my most played game. I never even played the normal game modes, preferring stuff like tower defence, choose your hero, WRP etc
I didn't play Age of Mythology, although it was made by the same devs as AoE IIRC.>WRP
What's that? These alternative game modes sound fun.
My bad iD did Commander Keen, Epic did Jazz Jack Rabbit.
My parents a lot of the time would only let me play games if theywere "educational" games. Also at The Boys and Girls Club they would usually only let us play educational games they had installed, but some times kids would bring like Doom and stuff like that.
This game Dr. Quandry's Island is so weird. Very surreal freaky vibes to it. Seeing these screenshots is doing things to me.
Oh yeah I looked it up. Yeah this gamer was for Dos because I guess that was my first system.
Fucking Nintendo vultures. Although, nowadays Epic Games would do the same with their PC game launcher.
Shareware is a thing I never experienced being a 2000s kid and having grew up with a PS2
, it's a game you're meant to pass around?>iD did Commander Keen
That iD that made Doom? I think they also made Wolfenstein.
I kinda prefer 3D platformers because I can see what's in front easier on my part probably why I prefer more recent Sonic games to the older ones. No, I have no shame saying that.
I'm glad I never got to experience these "educationnal" games. Although, I remember that time my parents bought a Phoenix Games dinosaur "game". Needless to say, after playing that one once, I never played it again.
Maybe I'm getting the term mixed up but I could've sworn some of the disc jackets said shareware on them but the wikipedia definition appears to be different. These games didn't require the disc after they were installed so you could just give them to someone else after you install it and they could give it to someone else.>>22061
Educational games are pretty cool sometimes. Everyone from my generation loves Oregon Trail. They'd let you play that at school sometimes even. Also they had it installed on the computers at the library. The library was kind of like a free daycare and there were a bunch of kids such as myself, who went there after school for the 3 hours or so until their parents picked them up after work. Oregon Trail was hard as fuck(for me as a kid) you have to buy all the right supplies and successfully hunt for food otherwise you'll die on the trail from dysentery and etc.
Some edutainment games are pretty good tbh. I don't know if Humongous Entertainment games like Putt-Putt or Pajama Sam count as "edutainment" or just point-and-click games for kids, but I played the shit out of them.
Somehow that reminded me, I have a Soviet book from late 80s about designing computer games lying around somewhere. I think one of these. Maybe one day I should scanlate them for /leftypol/.
Oregon Trail didn't enjoy the same success here in France, for obvious reasons, but "you have died of disentery" became a meme, so it kinda helped build its international reputation. It sounds like a complex game for its time.>>22066>Putt-Putt
Oh yeah, that actually reminds me my dad actually showed that game to me and I liked its cartoony A E S T H E T I C when I was a kid, but I don't have much memories of it. There was also a game called… "Tonka Garage Facile" in French? Again, I don't have much memories of that one, but I think it showed you the basics of how a garage works, there was a scrapyard and you could build your own cars according to the instruction manual.>I have a Soviet book from late 80s about designing computer games lying around somewhere. I think one of these. Maybe one day I should scanlate them for /leftypol/.
That would be a very interesting read. I had no idea that kind of book existed in the USSR back then.
>>22067>I had no idea that kind of book existed in the USSR back then.
Yeah. It's interesting because there's less focus on games as entertainment/escapism tool, but more on the process of making games itself as a learning exercise, and iirc most of the example games are of puzzle or simulation type. I think if the USSR survived and developed a gaming industry, it'd focus less on escapism and more on in-depth simulation games.
There was also pic related book published shortly before the fall of the USSR, teaching kids computer literacy with cartoon characters. Very popular in its time, and pretty cute.
Man I had this exact fucking book as a kid. I remember a meme from it on 2ch too.
Same, it was fucking great too. I loved reading it despite already being a computers nerd at the time lol
the foehn are potentially interesting in mechanics but their flavor is about as bad as some of the voice acting and lines for some of it.
still have it?
Ой, как милый!
I wonder what would these Soviet games look like and what kind of simulation those would be.
There were actually a few games developed in the USSR, but none of them very complex. Most were ripoffs of japanese/western arcades (and Game&Watch >>22076
) but closer towards the end people started making original games like vid related. There was a huge untapped potential seeing how Russia and Ukraine had large and prolific programming scenes that eventually produced gems like Space Rangers, Heroes V and STALKER (and naturally served as huge sources for IT brain drain to the West). Those all trace their roots to the Soviet programming scene on ZX Spectrum and native clones
Tetris was made by a soviet guy, but I dont remember where he lived at the time.
Nice. Wanna do a co-op? I've got it running.
He made Tetris while living in the USSR, then Americans offered him money for it and he moved to the US in 1991
Well this thread just got depressing. Crazy how all that potential and talent got fucked by the dissolution of USSR. Doomer time.
Nah, don't doom comrade. It's sad and our world is quite scary, but I'm certain the future still holds many beautiful things to come.
Besides, it's a game thread! Let's have fun discussing, playing, memeing, joking and overall having a good time.
>>22085>guy uses the education and tools given to him by socialist state to make something neat>capitalists buy it from him>later used as an example by fags on the internet of how capitalism is superior because it's better at bribing people
Many such cases! (probably)>>22081
Sorry, can't do rn but I'll check into this thread later if I feel like playing.
Yeah I had a couple of those but I don't even remember which ones because they were pretty crap. Actually I think I had this sonic one. Those things made you feel like a bum because the original gameboy game out before I was born. I actually never owned a handheld console for some reason. My parents were against them because they were like you shouldn't be staring at a screen when you're out in the world. They eventually bought my bro a DS. But I never got my own for some reason I can't remember. It sucked during the Pokemon Red/Blue era because all the kids at my school had gameboys and Pokemon. That's how I learned how to download emulators and roms. Real ones remember the no$gb.
Anyone remember gamesharks(no$ had it built in) and typing in random codes and breaking your game?
ah, a shame. Anyone else up for RA2?
I have the original Red Alert 2, but I don't have it installed right now. Besides, isn't the CnCnet client only available for Yuri's Revenge?
I had one of these brick games with carts that you could swap around to play one out of 3,000
games! WOO! Though in reality it was the same 10 or so games, most of them variations of tetris, in different combinations and maybe with slight changes. Yay.
Otherwise, I'd definitely be up for a game although I suck at strategy games ^^
Yeah I was never really into them shits. Nintendo DS, that was a dope console, I still have mine with a flashcart or w/e it's called. Though nowadays I just emulate, fuck those tiny screens.
Yeah, I think they're called flashcards. We had them too and I kid you not, first CoD game I played was the DS version of CoD 4 thanks to them.>Though nowadays I just emulate, fuck those tiny screens
Based, fuck smol screens. Besides you get other perks like better internal resolution and savestates if you want.
I know about non-backlit screens because I had a GBC at some point (it was a pain), but I had no idea these kinds of accessory existed. They later made the GBA SP which had a backlit screen.
Emulation's cool but using the real physical thing feels good sometimes. I still have a GBA I got second-hand as a teen, and occasionally I will whip it out for nostalgia. Although back then licensed cartridges were literally non-existent, and you made do with bootleg ones that always had a limited-life save battery. So after a few days of use you literally could not save the game anymore. I'd have to barricade in my room all day to keep the GBA charged if I wanted to beat a game. I think I literally only have one licensed game that I bought at the end of GBA's shelf life when licensed games started popping up occasionally.
I don't really have that connection to physical, prolly cause I always pirated too much shit. Only during the last decade I got into buying games, and now it's over again cause no SWIFT and companies just pulled out of Russian Steam, lol. Back to the old ways.
Unironically one of the best site for old games these days, many thanks to GOG for providing offline installers
To think of it, Russia just got its first generation used to actually paying for games and services instead of pirating everything, and then Westoid companies go and take everything away. So zoomers are now learning to google and torrent just like we did. Lol. Way to make sure Russia keeps pirating and not buying your shit for years to come, however this conflict turns out.
Facts, I just hope they don't get into drinking like us old heads did if things get rough economically, cause for now they are not into that at all generally.
I agree. On top of that, emulation doesn't always work. One of the reasons I have a large collection of PS2 games is because back when I had a weak soiboi PC, PS2 emulation ran like shit and I heard some games had issues emulating, so I stuck to actual physical games. Also, some games like >>22101
are difficult to emulate because of their design.>>22100>>22103>and now it's over again cause no SWIFT and companies just pulled out of Russian Steam
I truly feel bad for the average Russian person who just wants to grill
play games. On the other hand, given the amount of shit game companies pull off, piracy is a good thing, even if it may not be as simple as buying a game and installing via Steam.
Are you still able to play online via Steam or other? I want multipolarity for the Internet instead of being Westoid NATO ideology central and I like the idea of people around the world being able to meet each other.
Boktai is actually pretty easy to emulate, there's a button to control the sun level in most emulators. Overall, while even 5 years ago there used to be lots of issues with emulation, it just keeps getting better and better. Some consoles are less lucky than the others, of course.
You can play on Steam from Russia, but you cannot pay with a Russian card, and Paypal doesn't work either. You have to use workarounds like buying Kazakh tenge through a 3rd party site and paying with them. Some games (like all Microsoft games) became region locked too.
Yeah we can even buy games (from companies that didn't pull out), we just have to add money to the wallet through some third party sites, so it costs like 25-30% more.
My parents wouldn't buy me a console so I learned to dl emulators in the 90s like I said above but most kids didn't know about it back then. I remember in middle school in this boring ass computer class where we were making shitty html websites, I was bored so I dled an emulator and played roms when the teacher wasn't looking, and some kid saw me playing and was like WTF how? And then I ended up teaching the whole class how to DL emulators. I think most poor kids know about them now because I went into a Boys and Girls club one time when I was an adult and all the kids were playing emulators in the computer lab. This is what that original no$ shit looked like. I never did learn what all that nightmare text meant, but I eventually figured out how to play games lol.
I remember in high school, my friend was a musician and was already recording his own albums and I was listening to one of his albums, and there was a song called save state. It wasn't about video games and the chorus was something like "this is the save state" so I thought it was just a coincidence or something, but then I asked him and he was a emulator head too.
Funnily enough, Namco for some reason kept their games. I guess Russians are into Dark Souls and Tales series so they don't want to lose revenue. Capcom bitched up, on the other hand, so now I'll have to wait till the DLC for RE8 is cracked, whenever it comes out. Oh well, they don't want my money, it's whatever to me, there are way too many games anyway.
You reminded me how I once had a "bazillion-in-1" bootleg disk which apparently had some Sega games which it ran through a background emulator, or something. I remember copying a bunch of those roms onto a floppy disk
to share with a friend and later he was like, wtf are those I can't run them, they're just icons lmao.
>>22106>Boktai is actually pretty easy to emulate, there's a button to control the sun level in most emulators
Oh, I see. It makes sense there would be additionnal features for specific games.>Overall, while even 5 years ago there used to be lots of issues with emulation…
True, when I tried PCSX2 on a newer PC, I didn't meet any of the expected issues. It's good to see progress is still being made. Unfortunately, as you say some consoles are less lucky than the others. I heard Saturn emulation was difficult because of its architecture.>>22107>>22108
What a shame, truly. It sickens me Porky decided to target Russian consumers just because of a Cold War no one wanted (my family and I certainly didn't want one at least)
I hope we'll be able to play some games together someday, I love video games and I want to try playing multiplayer ones more often ^^>>22110>Namco for some reason kept their gamesAce Combat 7. Is good gaem if you like planes and an interesting scifi-ish storyline.>Oh well, they don't want my money, it's whatever to me, there are way too many games anyway
Based, piracychads will win the war against Porky!
I'm not really into planes but I love the soundtrack for Ace Combat 3, it's just top tier 90's electronic music. I read that they based one ot their storylines on Balkans war too.
I love its soundtrack too. On top of being fitting for a game set in the future of Strangereal it makes me feel nostalgic.>I read that they based one ot their storylines on Balkans war too
In the Ace Combat lore, there is something called the Belkan War, but it's more of this universe's equivalent of World War II, although I guess there are also some parallels with the Belkan war (Belka was indeed balkanizing before it became the Nazi Germany of Strangereal).
There is also Ace Combat 6 I guess. I mean, I think the Estovakians are based on Serbia?
I might be confusing it with Tactics Ogre, actually. That game's story was definitely a fantasy version of Yugoslavia happenings.
I've never heard of that one. It's also a Namco game?
Actually Street Fighter isn't Neo Geo and think the Boys and Girls Club had Samurai Showdown and they Metal Slug actually. I don't think I liked Metal Slug as much back then because it's so hard. It's one of those games I can only get far in with an infinite quarters button.
If you like fighting games I'd really recommend Last Blade 2. It's the only 2D fighting game I think I've ever seen with a parry button. Beautiful sprites and animation and sick gameplay. Setsuna is my fave. Ofc I'm gonna play as dark and edgy man.
any wargame red dragon enthusiasts in here?
Kinda, but it's not installed on my PC at the moment.
>>22105>even if it may not be as simple as buying a game and installing via Steam.
Installing cracks is easy as shit. I think what sucks most is that the modding community is centered around steam now. I miss the moddb days.
FPSBanana is cool. In CS: Source I changed the Galil to an Aks 74u and One time my Asian friend was over and we were playing CS and he was like "wtf? Why did you change the Galil?" I said because I don't like the fucking Galil! I don't even know it was Israeli back then, it was just my built in leftist revulsion to Israel sub-consciously working through me. Also the Aks 74u is the most kino gun ever. I didn't know it was the must have for every rich war lord back then either. Reminds me of some Burger propaganda retardation. I read in some published book or news magazine, I don't remember where, that Russians were so ebil that they made a model of the Ak designed for children soldiers. LMAO. THE BABY AK! BUILT FOR CHILD SOLDIERS!
what do you think about their new game, warno?
Like I said, there's downloads for ithttps://www.rgmechanics.com/red-alert-2-yuris-revenge-free-download-full-pc-game/
this is the version i use. and there's no shortage of torrents.
then go here http://mentalomega.com/https://www.moddb.com/mods/mental-omega/downloads/mental-omega-330>1. Mental Omega 3.3 is not a standalone mod but it does not require a CD to be played.>However, it requires the following files from C&C Red Alert 2 Yuri's Revenge, patched to version 1.001:
>- BINKW32.dll>- BLOWFISH.dll>- gamemd.exe (patched to version 1.001, from original CD, The First Decade or The Ultimate Collection release, if any other gamemd.exe file is used Ares DLL will not be injected and game won't start)>- ra2.mix>- ra2md.mix>- language.mix>- langmd.mix
It's very minimal in its requirements and will work with cracked versions.
Nowadays you often don't even need to install shit. Hackerboys often release portable versions, so you just download it and click on the .exe file.
It's more or less the same thing, but instead of having 1000s of units available, you have much less available units for your deck. It's got more emphasis in smaller details, amazing sound effects love the Hind ones
and more tactical-centered gameplay I guess.
If you like Wargame you should try Call to Arms. I don't know how it measures up since I don't often play that kind of game, but it has DPR/LPR (or rather, generic pro-Russian "Rebels" with a blue, black and red flag) as a playable faction. You can shoot NATO troops as them.
Yeah that's true. I don't play games that much anymore. I got a billion games Epic gave me for free but never play. I'm more interested in making them now. I'm such a pirate I feel stupid paying for a single player only game. Multiplayer, the automatic updates, and mods are the only reason to buy a game these days.
Alright, list your top 3 RPG's, JRPG's allowed if you're a fan, tactics based RPG's like Final Fantasy Tactics.
For me it's Fallout 2, Mass Effect 2 and Planescape. I don't count Deus Ex (the original) as an RPG game, but it would be №2 if I did.
Also, this released like 2 days ago by Russian devshttps://store.steampowered.com/app/1669360/Socialism_Simulator/
It's like Crisis in the Kremlin or Ostalgie, but with anime girls and minor dating sim elements. You can choose from libtard, Juche, ML and Trotskyist which all have unique events and tech trees. A bit barebones and clunky atm but probably enjoyable for fellow leftie autists.
Final Fantasy V, Fallout 2, and probably Warth of the Righteous
that kinda sucks then, if there arent any major upgrades and the unit pool is smaller>>22130
interesting, thanks for the rec
I only played Kingmaker so far, but it was really good. Much better than fucking Pillars games by Obsidian.
Call to Arms also has a FPS mode where you can switch to any of your units' PoV and control them, arcadey but fun
Wrath is a big improvement on a lot of stuff in KM, I do like some things in KM more but WotR is definitely a rec
I didn't like Pillars much either, Divinity is also a gem though
Divinity has great combat, the writing is pretty corny, but I can handle it. I have Wraith on Steam already, it's just waiting for its turn, I know it's going to be a long ass playthrough.
I got it a few weels ago actually. Unlike WARNO or Wargame, it's actually installed on my HDD.>>22132
Absolutissimo basado. It's a free and open-source game on top of that.>>22133
Valkyria Chronicles series, Yakuza 7 and Persona 5 Royal I guess? I'm kind of a weeb.>>22134
Sounds fun, I'll give it a looksie.
Yakuza 7 is top tier for sure, not really a fan of the rest of them other than 0 (I beat everything but 5-6), but 7 was great.
I love the Yakuza series. I got myself Dead Souls, but it's the only one I didn't beat because I got distracted by other things like the Ukrainian happening
Just for the record, I didn't 100% a single one of them however, so I never got to fight the secret boss.
I also beat Judgment and Lost Judgment, haven't tried the latter's DLC chapter for now.
Oof, you made it too broad. Favorite tactics one, probably FFT the original although I probably played advance more. I like Mount and Blade a lot been playing it since the original was in development.
I liked Fallout 3 a lot though I never finished it. I liked Oblivion somewhat but not as much. I actually bought New Vegas, Skyrim, and Fallout 4 on sale but never played them.
I like Pokémon a bit since I've played a number of them (even though they're all the exact same game), but I don't think I've ever actually beat one lol. Probably the closes I came was the original or one of the early ones.
I like Fable a bit I think I've actually beaten one of those.
I like Mass Effect never beaten it, the combat was shit but I like walking around and talking to people in it alot.
I liked Golden Sun a lot.
Goddamn if we're going to include every game with a stat element it's going to be here forever lol. I liked Zone of The Enders 2 alot, never played the first one. I love robots with big cocks(I read an interview with Yoji Shinkawa and he said he literally designed it because as a kid he thought cockpits and cocks were related. If you haven't played it, the cockpits are literally in the cock of the mechs) I liked the Zone of The Enders tactics game even though it's one of the simpler kind of tactics RPGs.
Mass Effect combat gets better with every game (that includes Andromeda, which outside of combat was terrible).
Thank you! I'll check it out.
Oh, worth noting: The game has largely changed from a soft-counter to a hard-counter system. It's not something the wiki or game makes super clear, but you're going to get absolutely massacred if you try to throw units that aren't of a good type at enemies.
Luckily, if you're playing soviets, you can just use tesla troopers and overcome that issue, because they're one of the very few general-purpose (sans AA) troops in the game.
So basically, no anti-tank vehicle rush against infantry? Got it. I'll install it sometime and hopefully play a couple games. Just be warned that I suck at strategy games, but if you have some good tips, feel free to share them ^^
Ah, I have a physical copy of Generals + Zero Hour but it wouldn't run, probably because they removed that DRM shit from Windows 8.1 and 10. I should reinstall it and get a no-CD patch.
Yeah, make sure you look through the wiki and check your units abilities.
for example, the Draguv can abduct enemy troops, convert them to your side, and then you can send them into the field bureau to produce them yourself.
There's units produced on the defense tab on timers like abilities now. Use them, they're very good.>>22154
Is there a good d/l for generals?
A few more games came to mind:
NBA Jam for Sega Game Gear
Mega Man 2 for NES
Flying Dragon and Twisted Metal for N64
Lego Rock Raiders and old school runescape for PC
the Lord of the Rings games for Xbox original
>>22158>Is there a good d/l for generals?
I don't know, but >>22051
mentionned you can find lots of old games on archive.org, you can probably find it there.
Look what you did OP. Now this is going to happen every time this comes up in the overboard.
Whoops. Didn't think about that lol.
Whatever, it's still an offshoot of the /Ukraine/ thread, so it's still related, just not game-related :D
>>22172>Was GTA: San Andreas an action RPG?
I couldn't tell honestly. It definitely has some elements of an action RPG, like character customization and your stats which evolve depending on your actions, but gameplay is still a vehicle-centric third-person open-world shooter like its predecessors. >Also has there ever been another game that lets you turn the MC into a fatso?
The Saints Row series has an insane amount of customisation you can give to your character, and yes, you can turn them into a fatso if you so desire. However, it doesn't have any impact on gameplay unlike GTA: SA.
>>22172>Also has there ever been another game that lets you turn the MC into a fatso?
Fable series also
Wildest opening for a thread,
Any PS2 Kiddies here?
I think I'm the latest here, I got mine in 2010s when PS3 was king
The mission where you have to use the Eiffel Tower as a gigantic tesla coil is pure kino
>>22190>Any PS2 Kiddies here?
Yes, there's me.
>get C&C generals
>get it working on win10
>get rise of the reds
>try playing as russians
>it's almost literally progressing from goblins to orcs to uruk-hai
>conscript cheaper than the GLA rebel
>BMP is still pure love though
I had the original and the slim(because I think my original broke, fucking disc players) Speaking of PS2, I recommend every PS2 player go pick up the original Getaway right now. Best PS2 games, maybe my favorite GTA type game. I dunno if you could really compare Getaway to GTA because GTA is a satirical pastiche of American cities and The Getaway is a dark realistic recreation of London. Great game, one of the first to incorporate mocap. The soundtrack is also my all time favorite.
Something I didn't know when I originally played it: If you lean on walls you can heal. The game never tells you this, but it's a mechanic that makes the game significantly easier. This is maybe the only game I know where when you're on low health you take all kinds of speed penalties and start limping. I think it's cooler if you play it on 'hard mode' and don't implement the healing mechanic because you'll always end up finishing missions half dead and stumbling. Makes it feel like you actually went through some shit, which fits in with the narrative of the game.
Did you ever play the DB Budokai games? I loved Hitman and the Ben 10 games too
That TMNT game was really…. something
I regret so much not modding my PS2, I still have it
I broke it by taking it to a friends house but lied to the warranty people that it just stopped turning on, on it's own
Could I still homebrew it?
Shoutout to this whack ass combination of collectible card games and chess, loved this shit.>>22231
I still have my fat ps2 I got like a month after it released, and I've been pretty meticulous on maintaining it across the years. I should mod that fucker.
Amazed at how well done and accurate the London map is
No, I haven't played any of the DB games, I'm not really into Dragon Ball to be honest.
I loved Hitman: Blood Money and Silent Assassin however, Blood Money in particular. That game's atmosphere is really unique: you go to bright, colorful and fun locations (New Orleans, a porn tycoon's mansion in the Rockies, etc), but you are, in fact, an assassin working to get rid of some of the most vicious scum of the Earth for money. Also, badass Latin orchestra.
I still have a lot of nostalgia for my childhood games, like Agent Under Fire and NightFire. They got me into spies and guns and shit, plus I like their overall atmosphere and level design. Any other games come to your mind?
Oh, I think I have it, but I haven't tried it out yet. Heard it's pretty realistic game for a 2001 console title.
What can you do with a modded PS2? Is it difficult to do?>>22249
Heh. Old memez.
Contracts got the best atmosphere out of Hitman games, rain in every mission. Modern trilogy ain't bad either, but it's not as good as BM or Contracts.
I didn't play Contracts, and I only played a bit of Hitman 2016. I agree the OGs were superior to the new trilogy just for the fact you don't have to deal with the episodic release nonsense. Not counting the soundtrack, the settings, the plot, etc.
Then there's Absolution which is kinda meh, but I liked it.
I haven't played Absolution, because it seems very linear. Same problem that some of the later Splinter Cell games had (though the very last one was fine, not Chaos Theory tier of course).
Absolution is indeed very linear compared to the other games. The plot is pretty meh as well IMO. >the very last one was fine, not Chaos Theory tier of course
I agree with, Blacklist was very good (pro-USA jingoist glowie setting aside, but it's a Tom Clancy's game, what else to expect?) and allowed you to replay the levels in three different ways to get mastery if you so desired (it's optional so you can play it how you want, like many modern Ubisoft games), but Chaos Theory was absolutely fantastic.
ayo what up
A bunch of new posts about the PS2 era.
Also, I downloaded all the files required to run Mental Omega, haven't tested it yet but I'll do it a bit later.
Oh, maybe I should set up a thread so that the based anons here can meet together in different games. You know, a sort of multiplayer meetup thread, unless I try out out the Matrix chat, I dunno
Just got c&c generals should I jump straight into the zero hour or the base game campaign
As far as GoldenEye-like shooters go I only played TimeSplitters 2 and FP, they're pretty fun plus I like time-travel settings.
There's also a pretty cool game on Steam that is essentially an affectionate rip-off
a love letter to those called TimeShifters, it's super cheap and it's got multiplayer but it needs like 12GB of HDD space and it used to be more before a filesize reduction update
You can check it out here: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1533470/TimeShifters/>>22273
Never played Generals honestly. Zero Hour is an expansion, so I think you should play the base game campaign first.
>>22281>Disco Elysium is a clear winner to me, easily the most nuanced take on Marxism in any mass media I've seen, ever.
is it worth playing? I heard that it's not that fun
Base game is honestly overall a more cohesive game and deserves a playthrough
if you like narrative heavy rpg with good story, good dialogues and not braindead political view its great
dont expect combat or shit like that though
It's honestly alright. I usually have no patience for visual novels but Disco Elysium got me hooked up enough by hiding its VN elements behind actual gameplay for me to actually beat it
>>22281Sorry if my post isn't very interesting, I'm kind of a brainlet theorylet and I don't know that many games with representation of leftist thought
I haven't played RF1 too much so I couldn't say, but yes, it's about a workers' uprising basically. In the second game, your former teammates betray you and take the MacGuffin for themselves and take the place of the dictator you just overthrew. His regime used the red star and had a Soviet-ish aesthetic, so I guess you could consider that game cringe.
I haven't played Disco Elysium yet, but I heard it was great. I absolutely need to try this one out.
Not sure if related, but World in Conflict: Soviet Assault doesn't really have a negative depiction of the Soviets. In fact, the only incompetent buffoon is an American in the base game (American) campaign and the Soviets do not pointlessly massacre civilians like it's Red Dawn or whatever although someone on their side almost did
, and the Soviet cast does its job because they're soldiers serving the Soviet Union, not because they're evil power-hungry dictators or whatever.
As far as leftist games go, there is Tonight We Riot, but it's just a beat'em up with tons of leftists in-jokes, not much theory to discuss but it's fun
There is also that visual novel you mentionned earlier in the thread which I should check out.
Maybe more due to Ostalgie, but Workers & Resources is a city-builder where you have to build your country with a planned-economy. It's not like in Cities:Skylines where money magically plops you down a building, no. You can "buy" (fast-build) buildings, but the money you pay goes towards the resources necessary (concrete, wood planks, etc.) + the necessary workforce
, with the "goal" (there is no real set goal) of the game being to achieve self-reliance by making your own resources and having your own workers.
It might be a good representation of how central planning works: to be the most efficient, you have to plan ahead where you will get your resources, where you will build, etc.
Furthermore, to be self-reliant, you will have to develop productive forces: you start with basically nothing and have to start some industry to trade (either with NATO or the Warsaw Pact), get a stable economy to keep the country running (those vehicles and fuel won't magically appear!) and gradually eliminating the need for foreign imports by building your own refineries, infrastructure, etc.
Also, soundtrack is gud.
Also, I remember a thread a while ago (it might have been on Bunkerchan) that claimed the Ace Attorney series was pretty dialectical because the point of the game was basically reaching the truth by exposing the flaws and contradictions in the witnesses' testimony, I think this could an interesting debate and Spirit of Justice's plot has democratic revolutionnaries versus an authoritarian monarchy well, they want the "good monarchy" back, but still
I'll post more later if some others come to mind.
was tropico 5 really that good? dont remember playing it much myself, switched back to 4 and still occasionally play it. the parks becoming grid based in 5 was annoying as hell and the economy became very weird to manage atleast for me.
I wouldn't say Tropico 5 was that good TBH. 6 is pretty good, however.
agreed, 6 was decent. definetely an improvement over 5, the economy felt more logical to manage somehow and overall was more fun. one thing i forgot to complain about is the humor, after 4 it kind of lost it's edge in the sense that they stopped the satire and just made the characters and such complete jokes but it's hard to explain really. also the quotes in loading screen got replaced with garbage ""facts"".
You can mod the old network adapters to work with hard drives or solid state drives and give it a custom program to let it boot games from it instead of needing discs, plus a bunch of homebrew and a few emulators if you want to have a giggle.
Nukeneer horde is a sight to behold
Nice, did you like the sequels? The first one I played the least (not counting Lost Frontier)
Jak 1 is pretty tight, wasn't a fan of 2 or 3. My favorite 3d platformer from that era is still Rayman 3.
Burnout 3 was not directly
one of my childhood games, but it was on a PS2 demo disc I had.
Demos are a thing EA would never do anymore.
Whoops, accidentally pressed "post". I wanted to add that some of these demos are interesting because they can be an earlier version of the final game. On that same demo disc, there was a demo of Mercenaries and you can easily spot a few differences between this version and the final version.
And since I'm talking about Mercenaries: General Song did nothing wrong, the US puppets deserved it!
I played the shit out of it on PS2.
Other games I liked were Ratchet and Clank, Ace Combat, Sly Cooper, Metroid, Zelda and Pokemon (gen 3 for moi).
The PS2 Ace Combat games are part of my personal favorites because of their soundtracks and (in the case of Squadron Leader and The Belkan War) their short and simple, but great plot.
In the case of Ratchet & Clank and Sly Cooper, back then I only played Ratchet:Gladiator (Deadlocked for non-Yuros), Size Matters and Sly 3.
For Zelda, only a bit of Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks, never finished those.
And for Metroid and Pokémon, never played a single one.
I played a lot of Agent Under Fire, NightFire, SpyHunter and Mission Impossible Operation Surma, as a kid I didn't have many games for a little while. Plus I loved spies!
Did anyone have Warhawk on the PS3? Used to visit my friend for splitscreen with online multiplayer before we could afford internet (or even a console). Surprisingly good game. Is the community still alive? Remember, even life support technically counts.
I heard the name but IDK what the fuck that game is. I still keep my PS3 for some reason even if the controller is pretty dead, but the only games I care about are Demon's Souls and MGS HD Collection.
Isn't this the game the Roblox 'oof' sound effect got taken from?
I have no idea what anything in Roblox sounds like.
Yeah that's Bob's voice from Messiah for sure.
I played this game just because I wanted a post apocalypse RTS, it has some interesting ideas but overall is too clunky by modern standards IMO. It requires constant savescumming to beat it.
Yeah it's a huge problem of the game unfortunately. I can't really comment on the campaign because I spent most of my time playing it messing around with the map editor, which is pretty solid btw, it allows for scripting some events for example.
Which reminds me I was never able to use the planes in it. I just wanted to see this glorious MiG-27 in action for feck's sake! -_-
A modern remake that fixes all the clunkiness away from the original would be great. Sadly, because of its age, obscure status and niche, it probably never will get one.
There is a mod called the Apocalypse mod for it too, but I never managed to get it to work. As I said in my previous post, I think it needs a Russian copy of the game else it won't work.
I've only played Red Faction 1 and 2. 2 is a cliched story about rebelion against le evil dictator, thematically weak. Singleplayer gameplay is so-so, but multiplayer is surprisingly fun. Orignal Red Faction IS one of the few pro-workers, pro-militant action, anti-capitalist games. The only spoiling point is the ending where Earth Defence Force arives so your agency is diminished. Exploitative capitalism narrative kinda shrinks. Those final seconds imply only some periphereal Marian capitalists are exploitative, and good capitalists from Earth will save the day and restore order.
i still wanna play generals ROTR with one of you fuckers
If you want, I can install Generals, try to get it running, get the mod and play with you ^^
And it's done! Generals ROTR now runs on this humble anon's machine.
No idea how multiplayer works and I suck at strategy games though
Looks like we'll need to set up a virtual LAN network to make it work cause the CNC net is down.
SO, as a thought
We could use hamachi to set up a VLAN, or some other program, but it's worth noting that using hamachi fucked up my brother's computer thanks to how it handled permissions causing recurring configuration issues with Steam
So basically, use a VPN to simulate LAN? I see! I've never tried doing that (as I said, I never tried multiplayer, plus I never tried LAN), but there is a beggining to everything :D
I don't know of other programs, but I recall a Splinter Cell Chaos Theory Spy v. Mercs guy used something called Radmin VPN to play. No idea if it's worth looking into.
Also, can we set on a particular date and time, so we can be sure to be able to meet up? Maybe I should create a separate thread where anons can meet up in various games, what do you think?
I'd be down to play a bit tomorrow.https://www.vpn.net/
here's hamachi, which works, but be careful.
I'll be careful with it, thank you. I might take a look at Radmin as well if I have some time. Who knows, maybe there are no risks of issues with it? I dunno.
Anyways, I'll try to meet up with you tomorrow then :D>>22951>C&C and SC2 especially
I like Supreme Commander! I especially love the scale of the battlefield and the various unit types (air, naval, ground, submarines, even satellites) and mods add a ton of new things that make the game even more fun.
If I knew how to, I'd like to try modding it myself a little.
We're gonna need some VLAN set up by tomorrow.
I already have hamachi running. It's worth noting that this counts as a private(!) network by windows unless you're careful.
I would 'strongly recommend
getting Sandboxie https://sandboxie-plus.com/
as a form of software isolation.
>>22957>I would 'strongly recommend getting Sandboxie as a form of software isolation.
To make sure the connection with Hamachi is secure? All I have to do is run Hamachi along with this software?
Sorry if I ask a lot of stupid questions, I never tried this before and I want to make sure everything goes smoothly.
Sandboxie is a program that allows you to isolate programs into "boxes" so that they can't see each other running, and potentially isolate them to certain "snapshots" of your hard drive. Just one more layer of protection so that you are less likely to get infected/fingerprinted/probed. Even if we're comrades, don't be dumb with your computer.
After that,yes. Start sandboxie, then run hamachi in
Thank you for the explanation! One last thing: do you want me to set up a network or do I let you handle that? We'll have to connect to the same network in the end either way, right?
I'm trying to get Hamachi running in Sandboxie right now. Just trying to figure out how to get the program to access the files it needs.
Ah, fuck it, Hamachi still works fine otherwise.
Alright, just thought I'd let you know about it. Hamachi and Sandboxie can both be a bit touchy on their own.
I can get a network set up here.
Do we want to move to IRC or something to chat? Would be a lot faster response times/
>>22984>I can get a network set up here.
OK, I'll let you do handle it!
Do we want to move to IRC or something to chat?
Sure! Just let me install Element and I'll be in touch with you soon enough.
OK, Element is installed. Where do I go from now?
Oh wait, do I have to join the official leftypol Matrix server first?
Seems like it. Ask for access to the space.
All right. All I have to do is send my request through the chat? I'm completely lost, sorry -_-
I'm currently in the waiting room, for the record.
what's the official matrix
If I understood correctly, this is the waiting room:https://matrix.to/#/#leftypol-antechamber:matrix.org
and once you get vetted, you gain the right to access the official Matrix server.
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