Obscure vidya thread. You can post in this thread but first you must mention an obscure video game that you've played. Or not. Just talk about obscure video games.
I never played the original Rebel Moon but Rising works pretty damn good in XP. Don't know about Win7 sadly, sorry. I would imagine it wouldn't give too much trouble as it wasn't a very demanding game in terms of hardware.
Got this from some bundle. I remember hearing about this game like 20 years ago but I've never played it. It's also available from Steam and GOG.
Came about because of the split between Firaxis and Activision with both contesting that they owned the right to the Civ name. This game got largely maligned and ignored compared to Civ 3 (by FAR the worst civ game ever made imho.) Might not be particularly obscure but never seen it mentioned on here.
Had some interesting ideas though. The tech went up as far as having underwater cities and cities in orbit. You could have slaver units that could capture other civs population if they were working on that tile. Had a certain lack of polish and style but was better than civ 3 and was good fun until civ 4 came along.
I'm just so fucking bad at adventure games, I can't do it. It took me half an hour to find out I had to click the lightswitch, simply because I didn't even realize it was supposed to be dark.
Guess it's time to just write an autohotkey script that clicks every few pixels on the screen.
It's part of a major franchise, surely it's not that obscure. At the very least, I have a physical cd of it and I played it a lot when I was younger.
Hopefully some anons from the Terranigma thread started playing this
Lighthouse: The Dark Being is one of my favorites along with the original Myst. It's just so spooky and ambient despite the fact it's not a horror game. Music was based too for what it was; a quality Sierra game imo. Too bad it's a bitch to run in modern systems.
It's pretty obscure too as not too many people have heard of it.
>tfw Crusader will never return
>tfw even if it does it will be a Gears of Wars style peekaboo shootan
I still remember the sounds the soldiers would make as you killed them. "AAAHG"
Remote controlling that robot was fucking neat. The controllable spider bombs. God damn I miss that game, also made you look for keys instead of just handing them to you.
I'm a huge adventure game fan. Mostly because I suck at every shooting game and I like to stare at pretty graphics.
Frederik Pohl's Gateway series is fantastic, and so is pretty much everything else from Legend Entertainment.
Stop it, I can't play these games. I know there are puzzles I'm supposed to solve but so far I'm able to go fucking anywhere I please with no limits. How am I supposed to know what problem I should solve?
I fucking love the atmosphere though, I'll probably just keep bashing my head at this
This used to be an unknown game somewhat but as of late, more people are aware of it's existence due to Retsuprae. I bought this game during the RE survival horror crazy during the PSX days. For some reason it resonated with me and I even like the PS2 sequel. Honestly prefer the sequel to the first one though.
I agree I think it would totally work with a Gears of War type perspective/control. You're only one guy after all and for the most part of the game you have to play extremely smart. Can't just run and gun forever.
Don't know if its obscure but never seen it spoken about here.
Harvester. I think it's one of the funniest adventure games I have ever played. It's one of those adventure games that let you do wrong decisions and make you regret them, so game doesn't necessarily go game over.
It also has multiple endings, spooky atmosphere, amazing soundtrack, and full motion videos.
Another similar game is Deadly Premonition.
Fun fact: The guy who played the main character in Harvester was arrested for cheese pizza, and in his mug shot he's wearing the same shirt he was wearing in Harvester.
It gets even more funnier because there's a running joke in the game that tells Steve (the main character) that "You always were a Kidder Steve" because he apparently likes to prank on people.
I played this game a lot back when I was 9 or 10 years old
Spessmen is pretty obscure I think, but probably because how hard it is. This game simply wouldn't work any other way, it needs to be complex.
Yeah I saw that same thread, what the fuck? Sure it has about the same learning curve or even steeper, doesn't make it Dwarf Fortress.
It's closer to games like Distant Worlds: Universe. Grand strategy game with tons of micro-management if you wish to micro-manage.
I've never played DW but watched videos of it, looks cool. Been waiting for it to come down in price for like 2 years now, might get Universe soon.
Not really a fan of RTS though, wish it was TBS
No it's not. There's a Yogscast server, a Reddit server, etc. Maybe 5 years ago or so when it was still mainly BYOND exclusive.
I actually played on fucking BYOND, not just SS13. Games like Proelium, Castle, BYOND Wars, Duel Monsters Expert. Too bad the engine was deprecated even on release so the lag is always there.
SS13 is especially laggy because people are trying to run a game that simulates an actual environment, a wiring/power system that the code is constantly checking to see if power can be transmitted/wire is not broken. This on a weird variety of C# I think or C++.
Dream Maker just isn't a powerful engine at all. Make any kind of game and it'll run like shit.
I wish I could recommend Xanadu Next more than I do. But the dated graphics are really a big hit against it.
Still love it though, perfect lovechild of Diablo and SotN. Also has one of my favorite Falcom soundtracks.
By environment I mean atmosphere. So there's actual air that your character has to breathe, invisible of course but still there. Each fucking tile in the game is calculating the gases in it, how warm/cold the air is, if there are airborn pathogens in the air.. that kills the "FPS" if you can even call it that. More like performance.
Actually playing through it right now. Just finished Vagrant Story and I wanted something that felt similar.
It plays AMAZINGLY well with a controller.
It also has some seriously impressive metroidvania world designs.
Although this is the singular time I've ever seen it mentioned on /v/.
An RTS game without a resource system but I still found it fun. The "candy" themed maps were very colorful and I enjoyed the occasional flying machine that would pass by and drop explosives around the terrain.
I wouldn't call 25th Anniversary or Judgment Rites obscure but they're not really the sort of thing /v/ talks about, even in Star Trek threads
Which is a shame because they're both really good. Finding ways to get your Red Shirts murdered is half the fun
>But the dated graphics are really a big hit against it.
I can't even begin to imagine calling that games visuals "dated".
Realms of the Haunting. It's sort of hybrid between FPS and point'n'click adventure. I haven't played much of it yet, but it seems awesome for what I tried.
Spooky mansion? Check
Cheesy voice acting? Check
Where the fuck am I supposed to go? What am I supposed to do? Check
The engine is shit. It's a game that runs on an engine made of straws and bubble gum.
It's like making a realistic game with complex systems in RPG maker or Java.
The game is pretty damn complex. It calculates all sorts of shit that simply doesn't exist in most games.
Started good and got steadily weirder until the ending which was just bizarre
And the plot only makes complete sense if you go through one specific death
Keep your eyes open, it has already been on free giveaway for couple of occasions now, so if you're planning to buy it I recommend just sitting tight and waiting for another giveaway.
Loved this when I was a kid. Unfortunately one of those early windows only games that you can't get to work on win7 in any way.
I'm not sure how obscure it actually is, but I've never seen /v/ mention it. I found this with my n64 games recently and never even knew I owned it. I guess my dad had it. I think I'll hook up the n64 again and try it out, because according to Wikipedia it's basically GTA before GTA was a thing, and it was made by rockstar before they were called rockstar. GTA did end up coming out before it because the game was delayed, but body harvest was the first 3D one at least.
Flight of the Amazon Queen. I can't believe it's not LucasArts!
But no seriously, this game tries really hard to achieve the atmosphere and feeling of LucasArts adventure games, and it partially succeeds at it. The voice acting and graphics are really nice, but some of the puzzles are way too frustrating and misleading.
This game continued my life for 10 years.
Never have I laughed so much ever since I played vidya
Now post a Captain Claw or something. Everyone, who knows worth a damn in videogames played nearly all monolith games
can you guys help me remember the name of a game I used to play as a kid, it was back in DOS era games I think, it was a fps and very cyberpunkish you would go around in a town and kill baddies but there were civilians too and you had to find out who the criminal was. sorry the description is a little vague
Psychon. You'll need to get the Net Yaroze collection if you're emulating, you can get it here:
Holy shit I love, you have no idea how much time I wasted looking for the name of that game
Dis game. If you like dystopian sci fi and action platformers, this is for you.
this was better than all of the diablo's combined.
That game was the most hilarious 4X I've ever played.
>Hippie nukes that annihilate cities and turn them into wildlife instantly, with no defense possible
>You can sue enemy cities to grind their production to a halt with lawyer units
>You can use televangelist units to steal enemy cities' money