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Post by HunterF » 5 months ago

Actually, scratch that. It seems no one is selling the originals anymore. I just looked. I guess you have no way to legally play the originals.

However, if you want something in the same vein, but more modern, there's Pillars of Eternity. It's made by the same people, has a very similar style, and you can make your own party.

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Post by Delthazar » 5 months ago

The originals are so old now just getting 'em running properly on modern computers could be a real damn hassle, too. Any compatibility patches would be fanmade at this point. YMMV.

There's probably no raisin not to just grab Icewind Dale Enhanced on Steam or whatever, on sale or otherwise, assuming yer that interested, D. Apparently it's also on iOS/Android? I wonder how those versions hold up.

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Post by DHerder222 » 5 months ago

Yeah, I'd probably do Enhanced. Unless they changed or for some raisin *removed* content, I have no beef with remasters.

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Post by HunterF » 5 months ago

Well, a lot of people don't wanna pay 20 bucks for a twenty year old game.

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Post by Delthazar » 5 months ago

DHerder222 wrote:Yeah, I'd probably do Enhanced. Unless they changed or for some raisin *removed* content, I have no beef with remasters.
Nah, the content is apparently the same. In addition to the remastered visuals it sounds like they fixed old bugs, modernized the UI for current resolutions, and even added some minor content in the form of new items and classes/kits and stuff carried over from Baldur's Gate Enhanced. Sounds like a straight upgrade.

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Post by DHerder222 » 5 months ago

Nice. And I agree with HunterF, I'm usually very reluctant to pay for remasters when I played through it the first time. But if it's new to me I can be more generous. :awesome

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Post by HunterF » 5 months ago

Oh, don't get me wrong. I bought the enhanced, cuz I want more games like these made. And yeah, they're straight upgrades over the originals. Lotta people whine about the price, though.

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Post by Delthazar » 5 months ago

Lotta those people are probably vastly underestimating the amount of work it takes to remaster something. And the older it is the more work it takes. Even if the original games were rock solid to begin with.

Like, there will probably never be Fallout 1 & 2 remasters because those games are as old or older than the Infinity Engine RPGs, filled with technical issues, and effin' massive even by today's open world standards. Doesn't matter if Bethesda is sitting on a cash mountain built from selling Fallout 3 Funko Pops and Fallout Shelter lunch boxes: it's still a ridiculously challenging and expensive task with no guarantee of a worthwhile payoff, and even if it happened, just like BG and Icewind, it wouldn't happen for under $20.

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Post by Delthazar » 5 months ago

Oh! I just remembered the Icewind Dale OST is quite good.



Did the Enhanced Edition touch the soundtrack? Remasters of JRPGs often do that with very very mixed results.

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Post by Delthazar » 5 months ago

Oh! I also just remembered that Neverwinter Nights Enhanced came out a few days ago.

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There's no way NWN holds up, enhanced or otherwise. That campaign had just too many problems.

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Post by HunterF » 5 months ago

Delthazar wrote:Did the Enhanced Edition touch the soundtrack? Remasters of JRPGs often do that with very very mixed results.
Doubt it. BG didn't have it's soundtrack changed.

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Post by DHerder222 » 5 months ago

*sigh* I wish they did a non-MMO version of this game. I'd be over that like you wouldn't believe.

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Post by Delthazar » 5 months ago

Like most MMOs, STO has issues that wouldn't be helped just by taking out the MMO parts.

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Post by DHerder222 » 5 months ago

I figured as much, since I rarely hear about it outside of C-F. What are its biggest faults?

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Post by Delthazar » 5 months ago

Heh, answering that question properly would take a while. Maybe I'll get back to it later. :pac

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Post by DHerder222 » 5 months ago

Only if you want to, don't expend mental energy unnecessarily. :pacbean

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Post by Delthazar » 5 months ago

Disgaea 5 coming to Steam next month as Disgaea 5 Complete. So, the base game and all the DLC from the original PS4 version.

https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/0 ... ue-in-may/

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Post by Falcon Critical » 5 months ago

I'm not sure I have time to play another disgaea game. I loved the first one, then played a bit of Disgaea 2, some of La Pucelle, some of Phantom Brave, and of course Prinny! Can I Really Be the Hero?! but yeah nothing captured the magic again for me.

Maybe I should find an LP to watch. The Disgaea anime was amazing though.

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Post by Delthazar » 5 months ago

I have half a mind to stream at least one NIS tactics game at some point. Maybe loading up wherever I left off in Disgaea 2, or starting from scratch in Disgaea 5 Complete when it comes out. I think Phantom Brave is on Steam as well.

I really want those Prinny games to get ported someday. Feels wrong trapping those on the PSP. :(

Other news, kinda: Crusader Kings 2 is free on Steam right now for some raisin. Go add another massive Paradox strategy game to yer lives if you have the time for 'em.

I've still barely scratched the surface on Europa Universalis IV.

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Post by Delthazar » 5 months ago

Drew goes to Cuba!



Yo D you should totally check out his Brazil series if you haven't already, it's fantastic.

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Post by DHerder222 » 5 months ago

Thanks, will do! In the past notabohr has told me a massive amount of knock-off and counterfeit goods in Brazil come from Paraguay. So now I know one thing about Paraguay. :awesomelon

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Post by Delthazar » 5 months ago

Oh weird, apparently weapons from Disgaea 5 have been added to Disgaea 2 PC.

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Post by Delthazar » 5 months ago

Heck yeah LiS Moments of Calm edits are back.