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#16 OP Nothing Here

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 15:01

What with being on the console more than the PC, I can honestly say that I don't need the console (in the game, that is).

From the games listed it looks like you're in to SPRPGs, big open worlds but you're the only player; everyone else is an NPC.

For big open worlds in a single player environment, perhaps look at Far Cry 3? That's supposed to be quite epic.
The GTA series as well would be worth looking in to as well, same genre if slightly different gameplay.
Amnesia: The Dark Descent is better than the Penumbra series in my opinion, but I don't know if either would be your thing from what you've described.

I'm not sure if you're being too restrictive in what you're looking for in a game, or too vague. Some more information about what exactly it is you like about those games that you dislike about BO2 and Borderlands would be helpful. :)


I think you hit the nail on the head with the "open world". I also like the fact the I can use 3rd person and 1st person views and toggle back and forth whenever I want. I also like being able to use game mods when I want. I quit using them awhile back. But I still want that option. I also want the option of easily using a cheat console whenever I want. I also do not like multi-player online games. Single-player only that are installed on my PC. Using Steam is fine.

Crysis
Crysis Warhead
Batman Arkham Asylum
Batman Arkham City
Dishonored
FarCry 3
Hard Reset
Mirror's Edge
The Walking Dead (all episodes)
Portal
Portal 2


Might give a couple of those a shot. Thank you.

Try something totally different like Civ 5 or C&C (but not generals, that's terrible)


I have Civ 5. But I really didn't like it. C&C tried it and gave it to my nephew.


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Posted 03 December 2012 - 15:04

I really like Black Ops II.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 16:31

I think you hit the nail on the head with the "open world".

We've already established that I can't help with a game that comes with a console, as I've never focused on the idea of having one (my personal opinion is that it defeats the purpose of the game, but I can appreciate that it's an individual thing), but going with the idea of open worlds, I would suggest looking in to Far Cry 3 (I'm going to be looking in to it for exactly that reason - open world), Dishonoured, and maybe even Dead Island (although if memory serves Dead Island got horrible reviews for the most part).
The Assassin's Creed series is also good and feels quite open-world, so maybe look in to those if you haven't already?

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 16:35

Choices are fine, you just seem to be stuck in a rut and need to get out of your comfort zone and give other genre's a chance. A PC gamer that only plays single player games? Perish the thought.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 16:39

lo tec, if you do check out stalker, be sure to install the Complete Mod for each game. the mod improves graphics and fixes A LOT of bugs in the games

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 16:42

You want to broaden your horizon on games but have a really strict set of rules.
Nowadays games don't allow access to the dev console nor are they very moddable.

If you like the Gamebryo engine, get Morrowind GOTY. That should be on steam at a decent price too.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 18:04

All I ever play are Fallout 3, New Vegas, Oblivion and Skyrim. There's nothing else I will play. Well, I have played other games like Borderlands 1&2, Black Ops 1&2 and a few others. But I hate them all. I need to broaden my horizon on games.

But any games I play must include a dev console that is accessible without hacks or cracks. They have to be similar in aspect to what I already play and the console must be easy access. Because, let's face it, there are times when we all need to use "tgm" at some point in a game. Or even add a few items when we are deathly low on health.

Anyways, if anyone knows any other games I might like that include a console that accepts gamebryo commands, please let me know.

Thanx.


Oh damn I know what you mean. I too have been getting bored with just about anything I play, guess I am getting old or something but seems to me often that all games today are the same. If your into epic story games though I would suggest you play the mass effect games, I felt bored with Skyrim after playing it right after finishing Mass Effect 3.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 19:31

We've already established that I can't help with a game that comes with a console, as I've never focused on the idea of having one (my personal opinion is that it defeats the purpose of the game, but I can appreciate that it's an individual thing), but going with the idea of open worlds, I would suggest looking in to Far Cry 3 (I'm going to be looking in to it for exactly that reason - open world), Dishonoured, and maybe even Dead Island (although if memory serves Dead Island got horrible reviews for the most part).
The Assassin's Creed series is also good and feels quite open-world, so maybe look in to those if you haven't already?


Will give Far Cry 3 a try. I have Dead Island and it's DLCs, player through it twice and that was enough. I actually have Dishonored and Assassin's Creed 3. But I haven't even played them yet. I will install them and see what happens.

lo tec, if you do check out stalker, be sure to install the Complete Mod for each game. the mod improves graphics and fixes A LOT of bugs in the games


Thanx Brando. Will make sure I do that.

You want to broaden your horizon on games but have a really strict set of rules.
Nowadays games don't allow access to the dev console nor are they very moddable.

If you like the Gamebryo engine, get Morrowind GOTY. That should be on steam at a decent price too.


I have MW GoTY. Just can't get it installed on Win8. :(

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 05:06

Well, I decided to get Afterfall: Insanity. No console that I know of. Only 3rd person view I think and I'm already stuck. I'm at the part where I have to equalize the temps and I can't get it done. Meh!

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 05:52

After playing games for almost 18 years on the PC, I can agree with you on some levels but there are a few great games out there which you've yet to enjoy. Tribes: Ascendance is particularly good, and although has a few noobs, it's the same as the old days of Quake/QW where you'd always get the odd one.

Planetside 2 is worth checking out as well, I've not done myself but a few people have mentioned it. Mass Effect series is definitely worth a go, and I think it's worth you spending a little bit at the end of year sale in Steam where they'll be pretty cheap. I find that series quite similar in some ways to Fallout NV.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 01:27

After playing games for almost 18 years on the PC, I can agree with you on some levels but there are a few great games out there which you've yet to enjoy. Tribes: Ascendance is particularly good, and although has a few noobs, it's the same as the old days of Quake/QW where you'd always get the odd one.

Planetside 2 is worth checking out as well, I've not done myself but a few people have mentioned it. Mass Effect series is definitely worth a go, and I think it's worth you spending a little bit at the end of year sale in Steam where they'll be pretty cheap. I find that series quite similar in some ways to Fallout NV.


Well, I bought Afterfall: InSanity and Singularity. So I'm atleast broadening my gaming experience.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 01:39

You want to broaden your horizon on games but have a really strict set of rules.
Nowadays games don't allow access to the dev console nor are they very moddable.

If you like the Gamebryo engine, get Morrowind GOTY. That should be on steam at a decent price too.

I agree with this. Your goal and guidelines contradict each other. To be honest, I dont know what you want. I will tell you some PC games I've enjoyed though. Quake 3 Arena and Unreal Tournament 3. Both of them have console access and plenty of people are still online for Quake 3. UT3 not some much but you can do some fun stuff with bots offline and find 1 or 2 games going out of the hundreds of empty servers.
The industry has pretty much switched primarily to (military) first person shooters. I dont really like all the copycats going on, I'd really just like an original variety of games that are just aiming and shooting at things. Those 2 are my recommendation though. If you don't like them, then honestly you're going to have to be more specific.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 04:58

Try something totally different like Civ 5 or C&C (but not generals, that's terrible)

Man, everything but Generals is terrible. I'm still sad that the coming C&C game won't be Generals 2 (and hoping it'll have that content anyway.)

(Actually I take that back somewhat, the Red Alert series was good too.)

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 05:18

I agree with this. Your goal and guidelines contradict each other. To be honest, I dont know what you want. I will tell you some PC games I've enjoyed though. Quake 3 Arena and Unreal Tournament 3. Both of them have console access and plenty of people are still online for Quake 3. UT3 not some much but you can do some fun stuff with bots offline and find 1 or 2 games going out of the hundreds of empty servers.
The industry has pretty much switched primarily to (military) first person shooters. I dont really like all the copycats going on, I'd really just like an original variety of games that are just aiming and shooting at things. Those 2 are my recommendation though. If you don't like them, then honestly you're going to have to be more specific.


I bought a couple new games. Afterfall: InSanity and Singularity. Am good to go for awhile. Thanx.

Man, everything but Generals is terrible. I'm still sad that the coming C&C game won't be Generals 2 (and hoping it'll have that content anyway.)

(Actually I take that back somewhat, the Red Alert series was good too.)


Am playing Singularity and Afterfall: InSanity now.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 06:01

Am playing Singularity and Afterfall: InSanity now.

Let me know if Afterfall is any good. I kept meaning to check on it but never did.