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Professor Anthrax

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#1 10 years ago

Hey there! FH1 is on its way out as far as server populations and FH2 hasn't quite fully arrived yet with only a desert theater so far(can't wait for that patch with Crete!). I need something to fill the gap. I think I'll find it more useful to ask other FH'ers what games they play, as we at least have/had that game in common so we may like other games in common.

I tried Team Fortress2 during this past weekend when they had that free weekend to DL and play it....meh...I guess cartoony looking mutants with miniguns isn't my "thing".

Two of my big interests are scifi and WW2. Is that First Strike mod worth buying BF2142 for? Also, I might give some RTS games a go too. How is Company of heroes? Since I already have BF2, any other mods for that I should try? I tried that Battlegroup frontlines(I think that's what its called) but after experiencing the quality of FH2, don't think I can load that again. Well, thanks for any input.




Flippy Warbear

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#2 10 years ago

First Strike for BF2142 is indeed a very kick ass mod and I recommend anyone who is not afraid of rather low player numbers. As it is with many other BF2/2142 mods, First Strike doesnt catch a lot of attenttion from regular monkeys but theres still new content coming (a new version is about to be released actually!) and there are community games every weekend which afaik attracts the people so good that the community game server gets a bloody queue of people waiting to get in.

Company of Heroes is great, I play it with couple of FH'ers and its a blast. We tend to play Normandy44 mod tho, vanilla is so balless after playing that mod. Worth to get even for the single player I think, great campaigns and very fun gameplay. Can either have quick blitzkrieg games or just spend hours and hours moving slow and building defenses all over.

You could try Crysis if your machine can run it, its pretty damn entertaining and fun to play.

What do I play other than FH2 and COH? I... erm, I play with my Wii, for I am a Wiinker.

EDIT: As FeelFree recommended PR, I must add my opinion of the mod in question.

While PR looks and feels great, I have yet to experience any sort of real action in that mod. Sure, we have firefights against invisible enemies (Predators? Or just size of a half-pixel that I just dont see moving?) now and then but I never seem to see any enemies, even thought I follow my squad mates to the enemy positions. What I find good is infact that there IS teamwork. Squad members stick together, cover each other, move more like soldiers and not like headless chickens (even tho you do see that happen too) and overally communicate with the style that I like, especially on servers like TacticalGamer. But I am still looking for someone to shoot at, someone to take a bullet from...




FeelFree

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#3 10 years ago

You need to try Project Reality. Its a modern warfare mod for BF2 which aims for reality and teamwork. I suggest you to play PR on Tactical Gamer(which is an awesome teamwork server:)).

I also recommend you to try out Hearts of Iron 2 Doomsday. Its an RTS game in which you play from '36-'53. Youre free to do whatever you wish. Either conquer the world, make the world into one big happy communist family or fight off the nazi/communist threat as ANY country during that time. Its pretty much the best RTS game ever made. It also has lots of cool mods like ModernTimeScenario and Cold War Mod. Ive managed to kill a lot of time with it. :)

Company of Heroes is also an awesome RTS game. Buy the pack with both original and Opposing Force games, then you can play as US/UK/Wehrmacht/Panzer Elite.

EDIT: If you want, you can get an awesome organised FH1 experience in tournaments like FHT. :)




Rebellious Leader

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#4 10 years ago

Never heard of First Strike but I've heard of COH but haven't got it because i don't like RTS games. I sometimes play Red Orchestra. Although the graphics arent as hightec as nowadays the multiplayer gameplay is intense. I really mean, it's intense. I think the tank combat could be improved but I love the infantry combat. I hate :bawl:that in tanks you have to control the turret using the keyboard. The game might be a bit challenging when you start e.g. manually bolting rifles but you'll get a hang of it




Professor Anthrax

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#5 10 years ago

Thanks for the suggestions thus far. I have tried Project Reality. I just can't seem to get into FPS games set in the modern day.

@feelfree: Thanks for letting me know about that Hearts of Iron 2 Doomsday game. Things like that are why I started this thread because not only does it look good(from the quick look I've had after googling it) but also because I had never heard of that game before.

Sounds like Company of Heroes and/or Hearts of Iron 2 may be getting a try soon. Also thanks for insights on First Strike Flippy. I may wait until the new release for that mod comes out and see how the player population is. I think BF2142 can be had for about $15 on amazon now a days.

I've also heard plenty about RO while playing FH. Been thinking about giving that a try for a while now.




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#6 10 years ago

Currently, I'm playing GTA IV for xbox, and replaying Rome total war as germans. I have now conquered all of france western europe except spain and italy (playing as germans). Before GTA IV came out, I played "Scarface - the world is yours" for wii, it has its fun parts and i enjoyed it, but now gta stole it away from me!




Gen'l Knight

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#7 10 years ago

From my signature below Sins of A Solar Empire, a space RTS. I believe there is a demo out there. This and FH2 are my only current games (besides NBA playoffs!)




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#8 10 years ago

CoH is a must!




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#9 10 years ago

played CoH + OF. completed the single player campaign, played one skirmish battle with each faction. then I stopped, got boring quickly.




Flippy Warbear

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#10 10 years ago
Tedacious;4334191played CoH + OF. completed the single player campaign, played one skirmish battle with each faction. then I stopped, got boring quickly.

Online play with friends against bots or against each other is very fun. But we prefer Normandy44 over vanilla COH nowadays, even thought vanilla COH is still played quite often aswell. :)