Re: What's A Good Video Game For A Netbook?

Postby radiusq on Tue 14/Jul/09 2:39pm

What about some old Lucasarts point and click adventures?

There are a few that are shortly to be legitimately re-released...

http://kotaku.com/5308431/lucasarts-amazing-news

I can vouch for Indy Jones and Fate of Atlantis and The Dig from that list.

ScummVM is worth a look if you are impatient and naughty.
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Re: What's A Good Video Game For A Netbook?

Postby Tama on Thu 16/Jul/09 7:41am

OliverBendix wrote:Nethack.

In a terminal, no tiles.

I was thinking about Nethack, and then I found this: http://clivecrous.lighthouseapp.com/projects/11282/home - Nethack in 3D! Downloading now.
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Re: What's A Good Video Game For A Netbook?

Postby OliverBendix on Thu 16/Jul/09 9:12am

Yeah, that's pretty cool.
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Re: What's A Good Video Game For A Netbook?

Postby Bigfoot on Thu 16/Jul/09 9:23am

Civ 2 is a good video game for any computer since 1996 :)
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Re: What's A Good Video Game For A Netbook?

Postby scatter on Thu 16/Jul/09 9:28am

I've been playing Lemmings :D
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Re: What's A Good Video Game For A Netbook?

Postby dicks-naughty-account on Thu 16/Jul/09 11:55am

Chickenman wrote:
Tama wrote:I'm going to be on the road a bit over the new few months and was thinking it'd be a good idea to put a video game on my lappy I can play if I find myself stuck somewhere.

However my laptop is a "netbook" with a 1024 x 568 screen, a low powered CPU/ graphics adaptor and running Windows XP. It also has a smaller keyboard and a touchpad so anything which requires good hardware or lightening controls is going to suck.

I was thinking about strategy/ RPG games but I haven't paid any attention to PC gaming in years so have no idea what's out there.

Recommendations anyone?


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Re: What's A Good Video Game For A Netbook?

Postby Muz on Thu 16/Jul/09 1:55pm

Tama wrote:However my laptop is a "netbook" with a 1024 x 568 screen, a low powered CPU/ graphics adaptor and running Windows XP. I was thinking about strategy/ RPG games but I haven't paid any attention to PC gaming in years so have no idea what's out there. Recommendations anyone?


Hmmm, need more info - gimme an idea about other games that appeal to you.
I personally prefer turn based strategy games, but that's personal preference. One of my favorites, that doesn't require a lot of grunt, is seriously in depth and addictive and will literally waste hours and hours on end if you get into is:

Galactic Civilizations 2 - it's one of the best of the 4X style of games, like good old Civilization, but has a lot more depth and the AI has been evolved over something like 15 years (game was originally on the OS/2 platform and was the most popular strategy for OS/2 if I remember correctly). The AI is hard and very clever at figuring out strategies - you will be suprised if you try predictable stuff on the AI :)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/index.html?curid=2011001
http://www.galciv2.com/

Or for something a bit different, you could try something like a WW2 submarine simulator - Silent Hunter 3 would run on your laptop and could be purchased from a bargain bin and has some nice mods available to bring it up to date.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silent_Hunter_III


RPG:
NeverWinter Nights 2 would be too much for your laptop, but the first version could be a goer and there are some cool modules available from the general public (like conversions of older D & D RPGs using the NWN engine).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neverwinter_nights
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