[geeks] [rescue] Video card request
phil.stracchino at speakeasy.net
Mon Nov 28 12:47:04 CST 2005
Bill Bradford wrote:
> I might pick up Doom 3 now that it's $20.
True, there's that.
> Games I've bought lately:
> FEAR (excellent, if you have a decent video card)
I haven't heard of it.
> Far Cry ($20, and one of the best games I've played lately)
Excellent game, except I've never been able to get past the entry hall
in the volcano. I like how sniper-friendly it is, and I like the fact
that you're limited to four weapons at a time (though Halo and Ghost
Recon have an even more realistic two-weapon limit ... I personally
think a knife should be a "free slot", but neither Halo nor GR offers
> Serious Sam Gold collection (old, but fun)
Never played it.
> Half-Life 2 (I still need to play it all the way through)
HL2 rocks ... the steering on the airboat is terrible, but I can live
with that. What I DON'T like is what I've come to realize is Valve's
*habit* of snatching your final victory away at the last second. Half
Life did it, and Half Life 2 did it. If I've just beat the game, let me
WIN, don't play "OK, so you just won, now LEARN HOW HELPLESS YOU ARE
BEFORE US, SUCKAH!"
I probably won't buy another Valve game because of it, much though I
liked Half Life. (And, heretical though this may be to judge by a lot
of the reviews, I LIKED the Xen sections.)
> BF1942 (haven't installed it yet, and I bought it a year ago)
Never bought it.
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