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Blogs Free Games I Like: Stranded 2

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Sifter3000, 25 May 2010.

  1. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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  2. WildThing

    WildThing Member

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    I like these blogs Joe, keep 'em coming. :thumb:

    I think I might try this, it looks quite interesting and I've always been a huge Ray Mears fan!
     
  3. SchizoFrog

    SchizoFrog New Member

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    "Not a bad entry in to the genre"

    and then you go on to say...

    "The game as a whole isn’t really worth bothering with..."

    Make up your mind please.
     
  4. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    To clarify: It is a good entry into the genre because the first level is really good and is simply "Survive on this island". The first level alone makes it a good entry into the genre but, because that's only the first level and because all following stages are rubbish and to do with magic and dinosaurs, the game as a whole isn't worth bothering with.

    I.e. The first level is a good survival game. Everything after that is a rubbish adventure game wannabe.
     
  5. Aragon Speed

    Aragon Speed Busily modding X3: Terran Conflict

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    After becoming homeless and having to spend 3 months surviving in Scarborough woods, my ex says these games always seem a little tame. I bet they don't have you waking up in the morning with beetles in your hair...
     
  6. Mik3yB @ CCL

    Mik3yB @ CCL Everything is not going to be OK

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  7. 13eightyfour

    13eightyfour Formerly Titanium Angel

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    I dont think any medium could accurately portray the actual harshness of being stranded and having to completely fend for yourself.

    On the subject of the game, i found it quite good, My first attempt ended with getting raped by a lion though :duh:
     
  8. Xtrafresh

    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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    And that's coming from a guy who calls himself SchizoFrog? Big LOL!

    Joe, thanks for the gem, i'll definately have a look!
     
  9. Star*Dagger

    Star*Dagger New Member

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    --snipped--

    Enjoy,
    S*D
     
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  10. Kiytan

    Kiytan Shiny

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    Will definatly have to give it a go.
    Also: Loving this blog, given me lots of fun little things to mess around with

    EDIT: ok, so i have been playing it all afternoon now >< It's great fun, very addictive, although some of the combinations to make things are a little wierd.

    I like how having enough food is still relativly challenging most of the way through the island (which i have not left yet). It does get easier when you can mass plant berries and grain mind. (also, why can't you plant cotton ><)

    I have still yet to find any flint on the island (if there is any) to light fires instead of bark and wood
     
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    Chocobollz New Member

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    With that kind of graphics, I don't think I will be doing the same thing. I think it'll be more like I ROFL'ed because the lion probably looks like those lion in the Madagascar movies :p~
     
  12. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    Maybe true, but it's still the case that awful graphics + player investment = pant change.

    Resident Evil and Call of Cthulu: Dark Corners of the Earth still **** me up all the time.
     
  13. javaman

    javaman May irritate Eyes

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    sims 2 castaway on DS wasn't bad. survival wasnt too hard tho but working out how to unlock the next area kept things going. Worth taking a look at.
     
  14. snowy2

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    A mod with similar features should work great with Morrowind/Oblivion/Fallout 3. Replace the vegetation with existing plants, add real animals, a hunter/gatherer tech tree, tools/fire creation based on real techniques. It would probably be a good tool for teaching some lessons (albeit simplified) in survival, self-sufficiency and natural history/sciences.
     
  15. tennisball

    tennisball [Insert witty comment here]

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    I was just thinking the same thing, although I don't know how to use the FO3 SDK, I could try doing it for a Garry's Mod gamemode, that way it would be multiplayer.
     
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    played some last night.. I dunno maybe if it came out in the early 90s
     
  17. Kiytan

    Kiytan Shiny

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    Snowy2: Look up the RTS (Real Time Settler) mod for fallout 3, it's not quite the same, its about building a town instead of just surviving. but its designed in a similar way.
     
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    @Kiytan: That's really cool! Will try it when I get FO3 GOTY.
     
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