Non-Linear Do What You Want Type of Game?

Discussion in 'Games' started by Patmian212, Feb 17, 2006.

  1. Patmian212 macrumors 68020

    Patmian212

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    Hey all,
    I am looking for a game with a story but it can be non-linear, like you can do what you like. For example on the PC there is Freelancer and Sid Meiers Pirates! I was looking for a game like this where you can explore new worlds and cities and trade make contacts and the such. I got X2: The threat but as VERY dissapointed. ITS TOO DAMN COMPLICATED TO CONTROL THE FRACKING SHIP!!!!!!!!

    It must be a mac game.
     
  2. Demon Hunter macrumors 68020

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    You might look into Escape Velocity: Nova. This newest release was disappointing for a lot of old-school EV fans, but it has the best graphics and (I believe) is the only OS X build. Once you begin one of the major storylines, your character is "locked" in the story, and when you finish it there's nothing to do.

    Otherwise, EV: Override and the original EV are amazing games, with hundreds of plug-ins. These earlier versions are less linear, and have hundreds of engaging plots. I spent countless hours making my own worlds and stories when I was little with editors and such.

    Before Nova, the franchise was entirely Mac-only. My friends wanted Macs just so they could play this game! Now I think it's wasting away in the hands of Ambrosia. But, I digress.
     
  3. Patmian212 thread starter macrumors 68020

    Patmian212

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    The lack of graphics is putting my off but Ill give it a try(graphics isnt everything). I tried it once before all I remember is I hated how the ship moves(the physics).
     
  4. Demon Hunter macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, they were awesome back in... 1996. And the new graphics engine is kind of disappointing... but the missile effects are cool.
     
  5. greatdevourer macrumors 68000

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    What I really want is S.T.A.L.K.E.R. ported, but that's probs never gonna happen, however übercool it may be
     
  6. crachoar macrumors 6502a

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    A.C.R.O.N.Y.M. (S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - incase you're too dim to get the joke) will hopefully never see the light of day and fall into obscurity like 'Duke Nukem Forever'.

    The world has enough mediocre 'ejection-port-on-the-left-side-so-you-can-eject-hot-brass-onto-yourself' games with poor art direction. Surely, we don't need another.

    Also, last time I checked, the game makes use of the HAVOK physics engine. Good luck with that one, buddy.

    As far as mac gaming is concerned? Good luck with that one as well...

    I suppose there's always 'WoW'?
     

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