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from the horses mouth

By Honourableprawn
Feb 11, 2002
  1. :D

    Hey Peeps,

    I've read the reviews and now I want to here it from gamers like me, I've preordered MOH:aa is it as good as everyone says?
    I've been stuck with rtcw and tbh I'm getting a little bored now...... please tell me it is the god of the fps...!

    the prawn:blackeye:
     
  2. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,571   +103

    Being from the UK means I haven't played the full game yet and because VilePlanet were crap I couldn't get the single player demo downloaded. Guess I will find out on Friday when I pick up a copy on my way back to the UK from Italy ;)
     
  3. Honourableprawn

    Honourableprawn TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 50

    that's a loooooooong way to go for a game, lol
    ;)

    the prawn
     
  4. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,571   +103

    Lol :haha:
    Guess it does read like I am off to Italy to get the game.
    Unfortunately this isnt the case as I have been in Italy for 3 weeks for work :(
     
  5. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,745

    Okay, I just got the game yesterday, and it is pretty damn cool so far. I have heard great things about it from everyone I talk to. :) But I personally haven't played it that much yet, as I had a stupid test to study for today :mad: :evil:, and spent all my time yesterday getting ready for that, so I didn't play much. But I can't wait to really get into it.
     
  6. Honourableprawn

    Honourableprawn TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 50

    here's hoping...........

    Well, here's hoping those wonderful people at amazon can get it to me asap, I can't wait to get my hands on it, it looks like the doggy's danglies..........:cool:

    BTW anybody had difficulty installing Thief 2 on win xp? I'm going through my old games and I've already been gutted by losing Project IGI, please not thief 2 too, noooooooooooo!

    OK Over reacted but it's a cool game!

    the prawn:)
     
  7. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 6,504   +6

    The Empire will compensate you if he dies.... Put him in!

    I've got the demo from kazaA and played it... It was cool but not as much as the hype has made out.
     
  8. Svoboda

    Svoboda TS Rookie Posts: 92

    yeah, i agree with you phantasm, it had good graphics, and fairly good sound, but it didn't seem to original. It had all been done before, and while you had like 4 teammates, they didn't seem to do much

    -Bourbon
     
  9. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,199

    I think MoHAA pales in comparison to RtCW. The graphics...Gahh...
     
  10. Honourableprawn

    Honourableprawn TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 50

    RTCW for ol play, MOH:AA fpr the sp experience

    Yeah but what's the single player of MOH:AA like? the mp for RTCW is way cool, and if the demo for mp moh is anything to go by it's safe, but people are saying the sp for MOH is a halflife-beater, dear god I hope so, having to refer to a game that's over 3 years old as the best the pc has to offer for a sp fps is a bit sad.........

    ;)
    The Prawn
     
  11. Honourableprawn

    Honourableprawn TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 50

    thief 2 query

    BTW, anybody any news on thief 2? Anyone having difficulty with it in XP?

    cheers,

    The Prawn
    :grinthumb
     
     
  12. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,745

    School really really SUCKS!!

    Okay I am here to vent a little, because I just want to :punch: my teacher in the face. I took my test today after getting up early to study some more, but to no avail. I will be lucky if I even got a 20% on it. I think it was the hardest test I have ever taken in my entire life. Sorry that you guys all have to listen to me, but I thought it would be better than venting in other ways.

    Well now that I have got that off my chest I think I am going to go play MOHAA, which is obviously what I should have done all day yesterday, instead of getting ready for that impossible test.
     
  13. uncleel

    uncleel TS Rookie Posts: 1,145

  14. Ai Hate

    Ai Hate TS Rookie Posts: 321

    single player is great. the missions are very creative. even better than HL, IMO.
    the beach mission and the "sniper's last stand" mission is simply my favorite.
    in "sniper's last stand", you get to walk through a destroyed town filled with snipers. and once you walk in the open, BANG, you're shot from nowhere. i usually had to die 3-4 times before i could figure out where the sniper is (and i'm playing in easy mode!). great fun. :D
    and these 2 scenes do remind me of the scenes from Enemy At the Gates. ;)
    and in some missions, you get to drive tanks, use a binocular to lock the target and send a radio call for artillery. and in the last mission where you have to destroy a whole fort by planting bombs in the underground level where it is filled with gas, you have to put on a gas mask. and that really really reduces your sight.
    another mission which i really like the idea is where you have to go under cover, hoister your weapons and get a nazi uniform. and you have to show your (stolen) id when requested.
    the reason i said "idea" cause it's the idea that's good. the game didn't really make much use of it. i could just blow my cover and turn into rambo anytime.
    the graphics, dunno. running a KYROII so i can't tweak everything to the max. so the graphics is just so so. didn't really impress me like when UT did.
    but i thought it promised realistic trees! like in the nvidia tree demo (the one with fireflies)!!! bah!
    ghost recon has better sound and out door graphics, IMO.
    but if you're looking forward to a good and creative single player, then i say your order's worth every cent... :D
     
  15. Ai Hate

    Ai Hate TS Rookie Posts: 321

    Re: School really really SUCKS!!

    not to worry, pal. i'll be having my physics test this saturday too. and i'm getting this feeling that it's gonna be like yours... :eek:

    that's exactly what i'm gonna do... not MOHAA, but CM (after i got my rig to successfully dual boot 2K & ME... ;) )
     
  16. DaveSylvia

    DaveSylvia TS Rookie Posts: 127

    The game is very, very good and in my opinion, better than Return to Castle Wolfenstein. I do not, however, think it is anywhere near the play of Half-Life's seamless game play. Graphically it is much better than HL, and on par with RtCW.
     
  17. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    Re: thief 2 query

    At least v1.18 runs fine with GF2MX400.
     
  18. Honourableprawn

    Honourableprawn TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 50

    thief problem

    Thanks for that Mic.......

    Finally got it to run, now if I can get my wife to leave me alone long enough on feb 14th I may even get to play it!!!!!lol

    Thanks guys.

    the Prawn
    :grinthumb
     
  19. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 6,504   +6

    Re: thief problem

    What? And you are not taking her out for a nice meal, buying her flowers and then spending the night drinking wine and talking to her??

    That's what I would do if I had a nice wife of my own.

    Unfortunately, Mr. Phantazmm currently married to Ms Computer, Ms Beer and Ms Crap Job. I want a divorce!

    You are lucky to be married to a nice person. Turn the computer off and go spend time with her.
     
  20. Honourableprawn

    Honourableprawn TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 50

    Lucky Bar Steward

    Thanks Phantasm, i know I'm a lucky bloke, Lovely wife, ( I'll post a picture sometime), nice house and a great rig to play games on, Life is sweeeeet, especially after the valentines gift that earned me mucho brownie points.

    Just a shame that everytime I settle down for a game for 15 minutes, I'm asked to hang out the washing!!! (lol)

    The perils of marriage eh?!?

    Don't worry about the divorce though it'll come soon.......lol

    luck
    The Prawn;)
     
  21. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,571   +103

    I take it your gift for your wife wasn't a computer game then :haha:
    Phantasm, you and me sound like we are in slightly different fields but very much the same positions :(
    I am sure that won't be the case forever matey :p
     
  22. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    Just be carefull there Ai Hate, I started reading your post but it seemed there were some spoilers in it so I didn't finish... :p
     
  23. Honourableprawn

    Honourableprawn TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 50

    the suspense is killing me........

    I'll just checked my copy of MOH:AA is in the post.........grrrrrrrr so near yet so far, btw I've also ordered Ghost Recon, what's the general concensus on that one?

    The Prawn ( And wife!!!)

    :D
     
  24. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,571   +103

    Well I have played it tonight until 6am.
    Very addictive and the enemies are much more challenging than the RTCW ones. Good game especially the Omaha beach landing which I thought had been over hyped....
    It had not been over hyped. Awesome game ;)
     
  25. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,305   +52 Staff Member

    Re: the suspense is killing me........

    Gameplay: Great
    You can lean, crouch, lay down, stand up... You can't jump, which would be a nice addition, but I guess you can't have it all. The controls are responsive and fairly realistic. I wish you could recover more quickly after being hit by a bullet though.. Once you get shot it is over because your character refuses to do anything for the next 3 seconds.

    Graphics: Great
    - Excellent texture details and character models. The maps have a lot of variation and are very scenic. I really pushes my Athlon XP 1500+ and Radeon DDR 64mb quite hard.

    Sound: Awesome
    Hear bullets whizz by your.. Hear the sound of yourself sloshing in a swap with the fright of grenade cannisters plopping in the water at your 8 o'clock. Rain patters around you.. Gunfire chunks into a piece of wood nearby. It's a sonic wonderland.

    Quality: Poor
    Get the upgrade patch before you even play it! Especially if you have an older graphics card like the poor little Voodoo3. There are a SLEW of problems with it, which are addressed in the patch.

    Difficulty: Very challenging
    Humanistic AI, aside from godly shooting abilities, offers a realistic challenge. The AI hunts in packs, runs behind rocks and trees, screams out funny Russian phrases and even sneaks up on your when you aren't looking. I think there's still a bit more tweaking to do for the "ultimate war sim", but Ghost Recon does a very good job.

    Multiplayer: Great.
    Really fun, lag is minimal. I'm a big fan of cooperative play and Ghost Recon definitely has it. If you are into to deathmatch, it is quite interesting to play. It's very different from Quake III or Unreal Tournament. You rely more off of stealth than brute force.

    Fun: Good
    It can be tedious because of the difficulty, but I still find myself playing it regularly. If you dig the single player or even if you don't.. Multiplayer is still a blast.


    Overall: Really good game. Much better than Rainbow Six and Rogue Spear in my opinion. (Commonly referenced games)
     
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