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  • By the way, the two really great forgotten gems in there are Outcast and Desperados.

  • I've always been curious about Outcast (like since it actually came out) but can't even justify spending 2 and a half bucks on a game right now. So, tell me about Desperados.

  • @Juicius Maximus said: I've always been curious about Outcast (like since it actually came out) but can't even justify spending 2 and a half bucks on a game right now. So, tell me about Desperados.


    Of the two, Outcast is definitely the one that is a gem in terms of being innovative, unique, and containing features that I've not seen in any other game since.

    Desperados is a really cool real-time tactical game. If you've played Commandos, it's very much like that, but it's set in the Old West. It's really better than its Commandos brethren in a lot of ways(narrative, balance, giving the player lots of ways to finish missions), and it's just a really smart tactical experience. I'd really recommend it if you want something in that category, I have no idea what someone might think if they go into it not really knowing what a real-time tactical game would be like.

  • Is it Wednesday already? Did I miss the Tuesday update? Argh. Yesterday they released Etherlords for $5.99, and Post Mortem for $9.99. Today's GOG Gem, for the few hours left to get it is Nexus: The Jupiter Incident for $3.99. Also, there's another live event coming up on October 18th, where they'll be talking about new OS support, the official title for Cyberpunk and The Witcher 2 Mac news. Oh, and apparently there's going to be some new releases and a "unique chance to get some of the greatest classic games ever made for a literally unbeatable price."

    Edit: For the Thursday update, we have the long, long, LONG overdue release of Carmageddon for $9.99, and a Newt Gingrich simulator known as Moonbase Commander, for $5.99.

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    @Gibbeynator said: Also, there's another live event coming up on October 18th, where they'll be talking about [...] the official title for Cyberpunk

    Seriously, I hope they have more than just the title. Four months without ANY info, that's just not fair. ;)

    But they DO say:
    More exclusive details about the project will be shown.

    I'm all for innovation... but I still hope they're going third person shooter/Mass Effecty with this one.

  • @Vainamoinen said: I'm all for innovation... but I still hope they're going third person shooter/Mass Effecty with this one.

    I'm thinking more like sci-fi Dragon Age, made by people who actually know what they're doing. And then, I can't wait for BioWare's hissy fit over THIS game, because it's going to be awesomely sad.

    In some semi GOG-related news, Pegasus Prime is finally running on ScummVM. And the Presto team have been showing off images of "hey, look at how awesome would this game look if we re-encode it in a higher resolution". Maybe it could be one of the game releases on October 18th?

  • I want to try Carmageddon so bad right now.
    (But I bought FFIII on PSP today, and like Tokyo Jungle its something I need to hold back on before I get it (I'm getting a new laptop tomorrow hopefully! :D))

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    @Gibbeynator said: I'm thinking more like sci-fi Dragon Age, made by people who actually know what they're doing. And then, I can't wait for BioWare's hissy fit over THIS game, because it's going to be awesomely sad.

    "Know what they're doing"... welllll... we'll see. Graphically, the Witcher 2 was just wonderful. Had me drooling. I can hardly remember the story though, and that is what really counts. Then again, they were following in the footsteps of Geralt, whose past is completely unknown to me, and the long list of royal bloodlines, place names and feuds showed the utmost tendency to tire me. They have a lot more options with Cyberpunk: A new, completely unknown main character (by the making of the player OR one whose past is actually explained and looked into in the game); a new, far more interesting level up system (I hope they're NOT using the actual p&p RPG one); more opportunity for the designers to go creative in story and environments (far less risk of infringing canon); more opportunity to include quirky and funny bits to suggest human diversity in an essentially dark atmosphere; more opportunity for visual diversity in NPCs; more opportunity to give the player the option to investigate/travel/return to certain areas whenever he pleases ("open world" is too big a world, but revisiting old places really missed in TW2); and so on and so on.

    I more or less hope this is the Anachronox 2 I have been waiting for. ;)

  • @Vainamoinen said: "I more or less hope this is the Anachronox 2 I have been waiting for. ;)

    Don't mention that name - you'll get my hopes up for no good reason. :(

    Also, remember that if you backed the Carmageddon Resurrection kickstarter, then you may have gotten the game for free on GOG. I got my redeem code today, so if you should get one, check your spam filters.

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