Comments on 2011-04-20 Computer RPG To Play List

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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