2011-04-20 Computer RPG To Play List


I want to play all these games – except when I’m at home there’s table top role-playing games prepare and run and play and when I finally have some time off there’s also blogs to read, books to read, DVDs to watch, and sunny weather and coffee houses and bike rides and all the rest of it.

Thus, the current state of affairs is this:

This is hopeless!



You should also play Planescape: Torment, though that probably requires an inferior computer to what you now possess.

Mass Effect 2 is lots of fun, better than the original I think. Combat and character progression in Dragon Age 2 is better, but I don’t think the story is as cohesive.

Adrian 2011-04-20 22:04 UTC

Planescape: Torment has been on my list for a while now, but I don’t know of any cool sequels that are upcoming, so it didn’t fit the pattern. :)

In addition to everything else, the problem is that the thing ought to run on Mac...

AlexSchroeder 2011-04-20 22:27 UTC

Hm, some people play Planescape via CodeWeaver on a Mac. No Windows license required since it works via Wine. That sounds very cool.

AlexSchroeder 2011-04-20 22:38 UTC

I was really disappointed from the Dragon Age 2 Demo, I couldn’t even get myself to finish it...
Skyrim looks and sounds great but I guess one will need a rather powerful PC to play it.

– Florian 2011-04-21 07:29 UTC

Planescape runs nicely in parallels, otherwise. I have a much nicer experience with parallels than with wine.

And I didn’t like DA2 at all. Many conversations are completely immersion-breaking and not fitting a fantasy setting, and the fight mechanics are completely broken and stupid. Using any kind of strategy instead of spamming the 2 or 3 combos that give you +600% dmg actually makes your fights last longer. And bossfights....Yay, hit x button for 400 times until the boss is dead. :(

I did like the original DA, though, and ME2 is great.

– Jonas 2011-04-21 16:09 UTC

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