What are the "best" or "most highly regarded" games you own but you have not yet played, and why the heck haven't you played them?
Mine would probably include:
* The Witcher
* Deus Ex
* Planescape Torment
* Fallout 1 and 2
* Baldur's Gate 2
I have owned some since I joined but just not gotten round to installing them yet... Personally, I am enjoying playing through my older games first (currently Betrayal at Krondor) and then maybe I will move on to some more modern RPGs.
Yep, sounds about right lol. I would recommend that you play Deus Ex before any of the others, although that might just be because I've played that one the most of them all :-P
Deus Ex still feels fairly modern, despite it's dated graphics. Besides the Witcher, the others are going to feel more dated, especially in terms of the UI, which can be a frustrating roadblock when you're learning a new game. Deux Ex is still easy to pick up (I think) and the storyline is very interesting. Also, it happens to be the most innovative, in terms of your ability to control the story, game of the last decade. It makes today's FPSs look like kiddy toys: it simply has a depth that no game today can touch (even it's very solid sequel, Human Revolution, which I would also recommend if/when you have the cash)
I probably do need to find a system to play some of these old games: alphabetical order? release date? Otherwise, I'll just keep putting it off, playing something else!
Best games you own but have not played (properly) as they deserved?
King of the dragon pass and Darklands.
Both are the greatest games on GOG but i can't concentrate long enough. Yeah, i am broken - in the Kitten mode for last 7 years.
I do seriously wonder if the way game design works today has somewhat "brainwashed" to be more ADD about games. I definitely feel like long text scrolls and having to read manuals is far more irritating than I remember it being 10-15 years ago, because games don't really require that anymore, since the story happens in the game events themselves most of the time.
The Witcher 2. Bought it on day one, the poster is hanging on the wall, papercrafts patrol the desk, and the game is waiting for a rig that can run it. ;)
Play it on the lowest settings: hell 800x600 if you have to (or whatever the lowest res is). Don't let your graphics rule when you play that game in particular, it's far too fantastic of an RPG to put it on the backburner. Example: I like the combat in that game quite a bit more than Skyrim, and the talent tree system is really fun to play around with. Also, the characters are far more realized than Skyrim can ever claim to be able to do.