I played through the campaign which took me 60 hours with a lot of enjoyable faffing about. Loved it, bought the DLCs afterwards as they were on sale. I'm definitely going to play more, although it was a little easy once I got a full lance of assault mechs.BattleTech. Again. This time I played through career mode with all DLC. They've got that up to the point now where it is fun though I would definitely stick to the campaign for your first time through the game. I think they've got some balance issues with Heavy Metal (the UAC/20++ can core anything that isn't an assault all by itself and the black market has lots of them) but there's a patch coming soon that might help there.
The game itself is great, IMHO. It's got the turn-based fighting similar to XCOM but it also has the ability to tinker with `mech loadouts, which is really great fun as well. I would even page through people's screenshots on Steam just looking at their `mech builds. It is rather slow to load so install on your SSD if you can.
Ah yes, the Infinity Engine games. I come back to them every year or two and always have fun with them. Last late summer and autumn spent doing solo runs in Baldur's Gate and Icewind Dale (solo, heart of fury, 1lvl). I may remember every quest and branch of dialogues, but damn, these games still are great.Finished a playthrough of Baldur's Gate 1 and 2 recently, haven't played it since I was a teenager but I remembered it all pretty well so it was very rewarding to go back and steamroll everything with a minimal party for maximum xp.
Has me itching for BG3, or something similar. Haven't been near any of the new crop of isometric cRPGs but Pillars and Pathfinder are both tempting me. Then again, I've also never played Icewind Dale...
That's been my understanding, and it's kept me away from those games for years. On the other hand I'm also very curious about how well they managed to integrate 3e rules into the infinity engine for IWD2. I've played even more NWN than BG over the years so I'm much more comfortable with that ruleset, even with the AC vs BAB arms race it becomes in later levels.Icewind Dale is great in it's own terms, but it's not a "fully grown" cRPG as BG
Well, you will have to take a gander yourself. It's a bit different implementation than what NWN did. Never tried running a cleric, but with solo runs a multiclass of anything + cleric is quite viable. And in Icewind Dale in Heart of Fury mode, going with anything else than cleric multiclass is ultra hardcore challenge.That's been my understanding, and it's kept me away from those games for years. On the other hand I'm also very curious about how well they managed to integrate 3e rules into the infinity engine for IWD2. I've played even more NWN than BG over the years so I'm much more comfortable with that ruleset, even with the AC vs BAB arms race it becomes in later levels.
I just love how OP clerics are in 3rd edition, does that carry over to IWD2?
One of the fun things, at least in the first game, was all the conspiracy theories come to life. I would love to see more of that. Illuminati Trilogy: The Game?And now I'm sad cause after I finish Mankind Divided, there's no more Deus Ex until someone releases another one. It's a lore rich universe, unfortunately Invisible War kind of -ends- things, so they are stuck doing prequels.