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[Poll] Which game should I play next?

Discussion in 'Games' started by Zxanphorian, Apr 30, 2011.

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Which one?

  1. Batman: Arkham Asylum

    36.2%
  2. Crysis

    8.5%
  3. Fallout: New Vegas

    12.8%
  4. FarCry 2

    2.1%
  5. F.E.A.R. 2

    4.3%
  6. Grand Theft Auto IV

    10.6%
  7. Mass Effect

    19.1%
  8. S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky

    4.3%
  9. Saint's Row 2

    2.1%
  1. Zxanphorian

    Zxanphorian ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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    As some of you may know, I'm building my new computer next weekend (May 7, 8). I will finally be able to play games highest resolution and highest settings with flying colors.

    So, from the list in the poll, which game should I play next?

    I'm voting for GTA IV.

    Note: These games are ones that I currently have and haven't played yet. Some games probably aren't benchmark busting games (FO:NV, Fear2, etc), but they are games that are graphics-intensive on my current hardware, they will struggle on modest to low settings. Some newer games are much more deserving to be on the list, but I don't have them and don't feel like purchasing them right now just to see how well the new hardware handles it.
     
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  2. Plumb_Drumb

    Plumb_Drumb yumb

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    have you played these games before? If not, I'd go with Crysis to test out your new GPU.
    That could be fun. SP isn't very long so you could beat it and get on with others.

    I fear SR2 is a buggy mess, so I haven't touched it.

    STALKER games aren't really that good.
     
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  3. dragonfliet

    dragonfliet I write stuffs

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    Crysis is a good system test, Batman is ****ing awesome. The others are great games, but those two should start you off.

    ~Jason
     
  4. NRG

    NRG Master Console Hater

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    If by "aren't really that good" you mean ****ing awesome, then yes, this.

    I had to vote for Mass Effect though as that's a more popular fps rpg and Clear Sky is the worst of the three.
     
  5. JohnDoe641

    JohnDoe641 Killer Fools Pro Staff Member

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    Mass Effect, no matter why your looking for a game to play.
     
  6. Plumb_Drumb

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    Well, I initially enjoyed the atmosphere (which I think may be unmatched), but the gameplay soon won over, and I just couldn't stand it any longer.
    and it wasn't the RPG that got me - I love me some RPG elements - it was that the mechanics felt unrefined and buggy, and finally got on my nerves.

    Here's hoping when I install Borderlands the same wont happen.

    edit
    There are some great aspects to STALKER though, obviously.
     
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  7. hal

    hal Dictator Staff Member

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    I'd do Batman first. It's a beautiful game and unlike some of the others listed you're not going to wander around for ages. You'll be able to finish it off and mark it off your list.

    Crysis would be my next - it's also pretty straightforward and of reasonable length. It looks better than Batman technically, so you could enjoy the step up in graphics.
     
  8. NRG

    NRG Master Console Hater

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    Like what? Not saying this is stupid or impossible, just wondering what you didn't like.

    Don't get me wrong, I love linear games when done right but, I was bored in fifteen minutes when I tried this game at a friend's house. Didn't seem like a bad game or anything, but it certainly didn't get me hooked by any means. I should probably give it another go though.
     
  9. hal

    hal Dictator Staff Member

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    And I feel that way about STALKER. Personal tastes and all.
     
  10. Sjosz

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    Batman and Mass Effect are both excellent fun.
     
  11. anaemic

    anaemic she touch your penis?

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    gta iv / mass effect?
    not because they're performance busters but because a lot of the other games are ****.
     
  12. Arnox

    Arnox UT99/2004 Mod Crazy

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    All this. But run crysis first and see if you can make your computer cry before you run off with batman.
     
  13. Plumb_Drumb

    Plumb_Drumb yumb

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    In other words, shave those first two years off while you've got 'em.
     
  14. Zxanphorian

    Zxanphorian ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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    I doubt the new computer would cry when playing Crysis, maybe sweat a bit but not cry. My current laptop would beg me to kill it though. :)
     
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    Batman is an amazing game :) The only bad thing that stuck out to me is the way x-ray mode works, it can be on all the time and there's no real incentive to turn it off and look at the pretty graphics (but please do!).

    If you play stalker, I recommend installing the complete mod. The first stalker was pretty unplayable for me without it, it fixes a lot of the interface nastiness: http://www.moddb.com/mods/clear-sky-complete
     
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    -Jes- Tastefully Barking

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  17. toniglandyl

    toniglandyl internal data fragmentation : 62203480%

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    you can pass FEAR2. it's such a letdown compared to the first. :(

    and batma is lots of fun. I recommend playing on hard for the amazing combat system. :D
     
  18. Selerox

    Selerox COR AD COR LOQVITVR

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    My GF is playing it as I type this...

    Mass Effect.
     
  19. NRG

    NRG Master Console Hater

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    I thought this too the first time I played it, but then a few months later I went back and tried the first FEAR and realized that it wasn't as good as I remembered it either. Last year I went back and finished FEAR 2 and found it entertaining enough to complete. Now they both just seem meh.
     
  20. M.A.D.X.W

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    GTA IV. I like it very much.

    Also, New Vegas. But GTA IV will be more fun at first.
     

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