I must admit that I am totally addicted to The Sims (2). Roleplayer will surely hate me for that , but I love it.
Some time ago many people told me that The Sims were THE game for me - and first I didn't want to hear that, I was bored when they told me, kind of angry, bugged, I don't know...
And then I got the game as a present on Valentine's Day last year. I tried it without real enthusiasm... but soon it became interesting... and more. Since then I nearly played it every day. And I got more and more enhancements for it, each Christmas or birthday. I even played it when I was very ill and it helped me through some rough times.
But of course I am still playing Oblivion. German modders released a phantastic PI these days: "Orden des Drachens" (Order of the Dragon) - and it is so unbelieveable good, great, gorgeous, brilliant... that I installed my German version of the game again.
New Vegas is about to come out but I can't spend money on more games, so I'll give it a miss and instead save my pennies for this.
I won't hold my breath for Fallout4, at least not in my lifetime. To me, Bethesda missed the boat on a timely release for ESV and they gave New Vegas to Obsidian. In the meantime, Bioware and even Gearbox has revved up the scene with the Mass Effect games, Dragon Age and yes, Borderlands. Gearbox will be releasing a Borderlands 2, hopefully it won't take as long as Bethesda has taken. There are a ton of great games that have been released these past few years that have really put the name Bethesda on the back burner. Anyone here who can think back to the early days of Morrowind, from back in the day (Emma, Mithrin and Amra are most likely the only ones here to remember those days) when it was the Elder Scrolls website instead of Bethsoft knows I was a staunch supporter. I even made avatars for the forum. But that was a along time ago.
Emma's Elder Scrolls Forum is a Bethesda based forum so I realize almost everyone here supports Bethesda and I did too until I got totally bored with Oblivion and Fallout 3 and then I met Bioware. I'm sorry but the Bioware games have a lot of different things to offer than the sandbox's of Bethesda. I'm not putting them down, I'm just saying they are taking WAY too long for any information about ESV. A tease, a trailer anything would be better to keep the public interest than nothing. If I was a company and saw my market base going elsewhere for games, I would quickly do something about it and WET didn't cut it.
TES has a very compelling lore though, so if or when TES5 finally comes out it will certainly attract Morrowind and Oblivion fans (with their partly different fanbases) back to its universe again. Or at least those who are still playing by then. No matter my age, as long as I still have my hand-eye coordination I certainly will play!
In the meantime I have plenty of other games to keep me busy though, such as Mass Effect 1 & 2 (working on my 3rd playthrough in each) and a bit of Guild Wars (the tail end of War in Kryta and some exploring/vanquishing). Soon there will be New Vegas which I hope will be at least as good as Fallout 3 which I enjoyed immensely, and by next year I'll probably be deep into Guild Wars 2 which is gearing up nicely, by the look of things.
I play now the both Bloodrayne games, that is 1 and 2. Also play some Sacred 2, Venetica and GTA: San Andreas and have to finish Drakensang: The Dark Eye. Also will begin with the new Drakensang: The river of Time, which i have just purchased. Have started with Overlord and will start again with Morrowind. Probably will also continue with Neverwinter Nights 2. Soon Two Worlds II will also be out.
Currently I'm spending most time on New Vegas but I play quite a few other games.
Earlier someone mentioned The Sims 2 lol I LOVE that game. I love to spend hours designing houses that are optimally time efficient for anywhere from 1 to 6 Sims, houses that allow a lot of activity without too much bumping into one another, and not too much time spent getting from the kitchen to any other part of the house.
Also still playing Morrowind a little bit, trying my first ever solo character without any companions, it was very challenging early on but now my Paladin is level 16 and just cruising along loving it.
Also playing LOTRO a bit.
A lot of folks already mentioned in various threads that FO3 and NV are hard -- heck ya they are very hard! So was Morrowind when I first started I got destroyed, thats why I downloaded a companion to save my sorry butt! When I realized New Vegas (and I guess Fallout 3 too) were done by Bethesda I guess the best advice I read somewhere on the forums was to start out slow and not get too far ahead of yourself. Even Caius Cosades gives that as his advice: if things are too tough, back out, get more experience, then come back at it again. Playing New Vegas, definitely whereever you are, always be ready for a fight, have your armor and weapons in good condition and have an idea of what you will do if you get bushwhacked, which happens quite often.
One of my favorite NPC pieces of advice from Morrowind was: When you run into trouble go around it then come back later when you can give trouble a really big surprise. I think this was one of the ashlanders who said this
Once in awhile I boot up some really old stupid fun games, anyone remember 4D Boxing? Or Master of Magic?
Well, I meant "replay" as in, is it the sort of game you'd play for more that a week without getting tired of it?
Been playing Oblivion and Fallout 3. In Oblivion, I started a new character who is different from previous characters in that she uses a bow. The whole stealth and "shoot from a distance" mode of operations makes Oblivion play like a completely different game, and is working much better than I had expected. I just have to stop trying to go into VATS whenever I'm about to shoot.
I have not touched Torchlight in a while: I got tired of it, despite the randomized dungeons.