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nacho:
So I always do the brute force, easily frustrated, ADHD thing with these sort of games.  It's the drawback of the massive open environment which, strangely, I crave more than anything.  I really want Morrowind in space.  My secret dream is a game where you don't have to fight people but you can fly around with a cargo ship and mine planets, hang out in towns, whatever.  I'm so gay.

In Morrowind, I played a straight-up fighter with secondary mage skills.  Early on, I stumbled across that slow healing cloak and mega hammer of death that added +5 feather and, pretty much, stuck with that until I got up to 100 on blunt weapons and switched to one of those special quest super swords.  So I pounded my way through everything in a frenzy of screeching, running, blood-spraying direct force.

What to be in Oblivion?  Someone a little bit softer?  A little more reserved?  I'm seriously thinking of waiting about a year for all the cool mods to come out.  I must admit that, if I had waited in Morrowind for a few essential mods, it would have been a far better experience my first time around.

But...I'm being called to the game.  So much so that I'm going to upgrade the year old, unreliable Dell currently clicking away as it downloads whatever shit I'll never have time to watch today.

Tatertots:

--- Quote from: nacho on March 07, 2006, 12:04:36 PM ---My secret dream is a game where you don't have to fight people but you can fly around with a cargo ship and mine planets, hang out in towns, whatever.  I'm so gay.

--- End quote ---

EV Nova. The Escape Velocity series kept me occupied for, like, my entire jr. high career.

In EV, you can pretty much do whatever you want. Sounds like you'll do the trading thing, hanging out in bars and hitting on 10 year-old alien children...

nacho:
So EV is a smarter, less attractive version of Freelancer with a few more options and no zillion factions attacking you constantly?

Tatertots:
Yeah. The graphics really aren't all that bad. The gameplay is absolute tops, though. Download the demo.

nacho:
Freelancer exhausted me quickly.  Running whatever shit from faraway system to faraway system, having someone hack the gates and drop me out of warp or whatever, no goal in sight except a big ship to make money with, no dynamic economic system... And fighting.  Those missions.  Cookie cutter shoot-em-ups.  Only about a dozen secret little treasure places where you could get a few interesting guns but, mostly, blah cargo. 

I'll grab the demo tonight.

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