Which Gamepack should I buy?

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  1. Kirk macrumors regular

    Kirk

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    #1
    I was going to buy the "Big Metal Box", containing:
    - Black&White
    - Max Payne
    - F1 2000
    - Oni

    But then I saw the "Game On Action Pack" containing:
    - Freedom Force
    - Incoming
    - No One Lives Forever
    - SpyHunter
    - Star Trek Voyager Elite Force
    - Tomb Raider Chronicles

    I haven’t played any of the games, so which one should I buy?
     
  2. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    Re: Which Gamepack should I buy?

    I was going to buy the "Big Metal Box", containing:
    - Black&White (degrades into me throwing my followers through the sky)
    - Max Payne (fun once through)
    - F1 2000 (not even sure what this is)
    - Oni (similar to Tomb Raider in the long run)

    But then I saw the "Game On Action Pack" containing:
    - Freedom Force (looks sorta fun)
    - Incoming (?)
    - No One Lives Forever (always wanted to play this)
    - SpyHunter (can't go wrong)
    - Star Trek Voyager Elite Force (not a trek fan)
    - Tomb Raider Chronicles (ehhh)

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    Probably not helpful at all... I'd go with the latter one personally but just because I haven't played most of those. I think you'd probably enjoy either pack though.
     
  3. cubist macrumors 68020

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    Incoming looks pretty cool from the screenshots... where is this, Apple Store?

    OK, yes,
    link

    $49.95. Hmm.

    OK, I ordered it. Thanks, guys!
     
  4. Kirk thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks guys!

    Still waiting for a new eMac to come out, so I guess I have some time to decide (not TOO long, hopefully . . !) :rolleyes:

    Cubist: Tell me what you think when you get it!
     
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  6. Kirk thread starter macrumors regular

    Kirk

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    By the way . . .

    Does anyone know if these games will work with Panther?

    I have read on other forums that "No One Lives Forever2" does in fact NOT work on systems above 10.2.6!
     
  7. Kirk thread starter macrumors regular

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    Follow up . . .

    Well, I bought the "Game On! Action Pack", and all the games seems to work fine with Panther.

    So if only a new eMac would be announced soon . . .
     
  8. cubist macrumors 68020

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    The Star Trek one does not work fine with Panther. It seems to require Classic, and for me at least, runs very poorly.

    Incoming is beautiful but very fast and exhausting. It's like a 3D Battlezone, flying instead of driving.

    Spy Hunter is terrific. Graphics, music, fun to play.

    I haven't tried the other three yet. I'm hoping to try NOLF soon.

    Mine came with a slip in it for a $10 rebate ending end of March, so don't take too long to decide.
     
  9. Kirk thread starter macrumors regular

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    It requires classic to install, but there is an update to make it work with OS X:
    http://www.aspyr.com/noframes.php/games.php/mac/stvcp/support/
     
  10. cubist macrumors 68020

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    Thanks, I'll try that... Also, No One Lives Forever works perfectly on Panther, and the rebate doesn't expire until Dec. 31, 2004. Sorry about the false alarm.
     
  11. AkiraK macrumors member

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    Black & White is a phenomenal game, and Oni, as has been discussed elsewhere on these boards is severely underrated. Max Payne is great...once, and F1 is a genre game that may have appeal if you're into it, but very little otherwise.

    The most bang for your buck is going to come from the second pack. No One Lives Forever is great fun with solid multiplayer, while Star Trek Voyager Elite Force is probably the best use of the ST license so far. Freedom Force is also a solid purchase, though there are some issues with specific video cards (can't remember which ones off the top of my head). Haven't played Incoming, but the other two are worthy additions and, given the strength of the three listed above, are just gravy.
     

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