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Trying to pick a new game. Proving difficult.

Discussion in 'Games' started by Thrash123, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. Thrash123

    Thrash123 Obey Leash Laws

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    Alright, here's the skinny: My mother has an Amazon Kindle with Special Offers, and one of the special offers she received recently was $10 off any non-downloaded game (side note: She gets a bunch of great offers, like discounted gift cards, freebies, etc through it, so if you've been considering a Kindle, get the one with special offers).

    Anyway, I'm not as big of a gamer as I used to be. With a day job and a new blues album to finish, I just don't keep up with the industry. I rarely buy games when they come out, the exceptions being Minecraft (well, I've been playing since alpha) and DNF. Trolling through Amazon's thousands of listings for 4*+ rating games is taking quite a while, and some of the games I've never even heard of.

    So, if you've got any good recommendations for games, let me know. I don't typically play anything that I can't quit out of in a moment's notice and be able to pick up relatively close to where I left off, because of my day job (24/7 on call systems manager). I was looking at Dragon Age: Origins (with all the expansion/addon stuff), since I haven't played a good RPG in a while. Also looking at ArmA II. Here's the games I've played recently (within the past year):

    Minecraft
    DNF
    Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (bad-ass game)
    Star Trek Online

    It doesn't have to be a new game, either, as long as it runs on Windows 7 (or runs well on an XP laptop with integrated Intel graphics). My desktop machine isn't super beefy, but it handles most games.

    Other games I've enjoyed over the years:
    Battlefield 2
    Asheron's Call
    Baldur's Gate series
    Infiltration (UT mod)
    Fallout 3
    Oblivion & Morrowind
     
  2. Kantham

    Kantham Fool.

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    Witcher 2 had some really decent feedback, but I can't tell for myself.
     
  3. JohnDoe641

    JohnDoe641 Killer Fools Pro Staff Member

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    Mass Effect or ME2 if you haven't played them. :tup:
     
  4. Twisted Metal

    Twisted Metal Anfractuous Aluminum

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    I'd recommend The Witcher 2. There's a lot I don't like about it, but at the same time it's really awesome. Probably the best graphics on PC right now. The environments are jaw droppingly gorgeous. And there's lots of violence, sex, and full out nudity. Even sex with elven women, which I think might be considered beastiality, but I'm ok with that. She was hot. :p
     
  5. Jacks:Revenge

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    I'll also say Witcher 2.
    it's pretty bad ass to be sure.

    if you're thinking about Dragon Age and its expansions, go for it.
    it's easily one of the best RPG's to date.

    also try Mass Effect 2, Assassin's Creed Brotherhood, and Fallout New Vegas.
    you mentioned ARMA 2, but I hope you know what you're getting into with a game like that. it's ultra realistic. this can really piss you off if you're not prepared for that.

    but if you're like me, and you drool over realism and the challenge that presents, you might just love it. it also comes with a comprehensive mission editor. it'll keep you busy for a long time, because like Operation Flashpoint (ARMA's predecessor), there's a HUGE mod community constantly pumping out new content to play with.
     
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  6. YouAreTheOrigin

    YouAreTheOrigin I married jane.

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    If you've enjoyed playing games like Fallout 3 then you might want to give the Stalker series a go too and while you're at it you might even wanna play Far Cry 2 (for a while at least).
     
  7. SleepyHe4d

    SleepyHe4d fap fap fap

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    Wat. Maybe you should play Fallout 1 and 2. -.-
     
  8. Jacks:Revenge

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    don't listen to him :p

    Fallout Uno y Dos are painfully boring if you're playing them for the first time in 2011 with no real interest in the nostalgia factor or Fallout backstory. it's like the only reason someone would play Diablo today is because they have a soft spot for it in their memories.
     
  9. Thrash123

    Thrash123 Obey Leash Laws

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    I just mentioned a few of the recent games. I've played Fallout 1 & 2, as well as New Vegas :) Also played Stalker, which was cool, but just didn't quite "catch" me.
     
  10. ZenPirate

    ZenPirate Living Legend (and moderator)

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    Titan Quest and it's sequel Immortal Throne are well worth playing.
     
  11. SlayerDragon

    SlayerDragon LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLADIES

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    I just reinstalled that to try co-op with Capt. Toilet.
     
  12. SleepyHe4d

    SleepyHe4d fap fap fap

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    Did you not see Baldur's Gate in the quote? If he liked that he should also like Fallout 1 and 2. Also it has nothing to do with nostalgia. Fallout 1 2 and Diablo are amazing and unique games. How could you say something like that? :con:

    If they are boring then games today people must sleep through. :lol:
     
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    SlayerDragon LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLADIES

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    amazingly and uniquely boring sure
     
  14. SleepyHe4d

    SleepyHe4d fap fap fap

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    Says the guy who installed Titan Quest/Immortal throne...

    lllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllloooooooooooooooooooooolllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll
     
  15. YouAreTheOrigin

    YouAreTheOrigin I married jane.

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    Try the Splinter Cell series, pretty much all games have shitloads to offer.
     
  16. Thrash123

    Thrash123 Obey Leash Laws

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    Played a few of the Splinter Cell games, they aren't bad. Should I play the first Witcher before I play Witcher 2?
     
  17. Bi()ha2arD

    Bi()ha2arD Toxic!

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    Most of the characters from the first game are also in Witcher 2 but the story is not really based on the first game so it is not required.

    Battlefield 3 should be decent but it isn't out yet.

    I'm also having hopes for Nexuiz, could be a decent arena shooter when it comes out.
     
  18. YouAreTheOrigin

    YouAreTheOrigin I married jane.

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    You could try Mafia games too.
     
  19. Thrash123

    Thrash123 Obey Leash Laws

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    I've got Mafia 1, didn't like it at all.

    I'm really excited about BF3, but I'm not sure my system is beefy enough to handle it.

    So far, my serious considerations after watching gameplay and reading reviews are Dragon Age: Origins, and The Witcher 2. A nice RPG wouldn't be bad.

    Also, I guess I should note that I love turn-based RPGs and whatnot.
     
  20. Jacks:Revenge

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    yeah... for their time.
    they're kinda boring now.

    anyone who goes out of their way to play Diablo or Fallout 1/2 nowadays does so for nostalgic purposes.
     

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