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Just a question..

Since I've built my current pc (august '10) I have found myself going back to games I played years ago.

I find that over 75% of my time is spent playing CS:S or even re-playing half-life 2 or something along those lines.

I own bfbc2 (all the hype how would you not get it) but just don't find myself being able to get into it. I'm not sure how much of this has to do with what I find a lack of community on each server... but I now feel like I wasted my money building a computer that I almost never really fully utilize.

TL;DR

Anyone else feel that they fall back on games they have played for years, as opposed to the 'latest and greatest' ?
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I play tf2 lots. Gotta love valve games. But I like bc2 a lot as well bit I always fall back on civilization series and tf2.
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I bought tf2 due to the reviews.. but I find myself playing games more often when I know someone to play them with
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I do agree that some of the newer games are just , turn and burn for profit.

With that being said there are some good games out there ,and some potential greats upcoming.
I think its more what your into, i also find myself falling back on bf2, diablo2, age of empires, games like that ,that always give me the warm and fuzzys!!
Edited by MIKEVALL - 3/20/11 at 11:38pm
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post #5 of 42
I like to play San andreas from time to time as well as Need for Speed Most Wanted. The gameplay in a lot of other older titles, was and is much better than most of the aesthetic games out today.
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post #6 of 42
I am always falling back to WWII Online, SWG, DAoC, EQ2, Killing Floor and other Source games.

Seems I get burnt out on newer games really quickly, or just bored.
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post #7 of 42
I feel pretty similarly. After around the Doom 3/HL2 releases, I couldn't really get into new games. The only game I really play consistently is CS: S. I'll rarely open up another one unless I really feel like playing something or I'm just that bored.

It seems like most new hyped games are just slightly tweaked multiplayer FPS' that improve graphics and add more gimmicks (perks, achievements, etc). The occasional RPG comes along that I really like but those seem rare.

I suppose I just like vanilla multiplayer FPS' like CS/Quake where it's just raw gameplay without the added nonsense of vehicles/perks/etc, or quality single player games.
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post #8 of 42
Bioshock and Fallout 3 are pretty much the only recent games Ive really loved, and theyre a few years old now.

Theyre just not making games like they used to. The gameplay and storylines have been replaced with flashy graphics and online multiplayer crap
Edited by Full_Tilt - 3/20/11 at 11:31pm
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I have bought about 5 games that are least new to me, and I'm not sure what exactly is wrong.

I play through the single player (most of the time) and then move on to the multiplayer. tehmaggot you hit it pretty well with your comment about perks/vehicles etc.. when I play a FPS I want to do just that.. shoot. I don't want any of the extras...

Anyone suggest a game that isn't tf2 thats a good fps?
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post #10 of 42
you think you've wasted money on a pc... Let's just say the only thing I've played on mine in the last 3 months was Mircrosoft Power Point

EDIT: I just noticed my 'backup' rig is faster than your main rig - and I never use that

So please don't make thread like this, it only makes us feel worse
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