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#1 +techbeck

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 13:12

I need a fun game to play.  Some of the games I enjoyed playing...

Halo
Gears of War
Borderlands
Witcher II
Crysis
Tomb Raider
Assassins Creed
Mass Effect

There are more but that gives the general idea of games I like to play.  I like mostly single player with a long game play time.  Nothing that is going to take an hour or so to beat.  Re-playability is key as well. I play games for fun and when they become more work than fun, I rather not play them.  And games where you have to pause a fight for to long and setup attacks do not really appeal to me either.  Pausing to select a weapon/power is fine  but having to select different enemies, directing companions to attack...eh.

Any recommendations would be appreciated.

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#2 Nick H.

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 13:17

If long single-player games are your thing, I would suggest looking in to Skyrim.

While not a long game, Spec Ops The Line has a great story.

Red Dead Redemption is long and has a great story, but it doesn't seem to fit in with your list. The same could be said for GTA 4.

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 13:25

If long single-player games are your thing, I would suggest looking in to Skyrim.

While not a long game, Spec Ops The Line has a great story.

Red Dead Redemption is long and has a great story, but it doesn't seem to fit in with your list. The same could be said for GTA 4.

 

I liked Red Dead Redemption and those kind of games.  Kinda got bored of GTA unless GTA4 provides something new/appealing.  I have been looking at Skyrim.

 

How long would you say Spec Ops The Line is?



#4 Nick H.

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 13:48

Kinda got bored of GTA unless GTA4 provides something new/appealing.  I have been looking at Skyrim.

Skyrim is definitely worth it. Although with that said, I did end up getting a bit tired of the similar quests.

"I've lost my dagger. Go and find it in this dungeon."
"There's a magical gem that was stolen from me. Go and find it in this dungeon."
"My husband went out exploring in the woods and hasn't come back. Go and find him in this dungeon."

I swear, the NPC's were prone to losing their things...

As for GTA4, I couldn't complete it. It wasn't as fun as previous GTA games due to the car physics. That said, I did get Saints Row 3 the other day, and that is a great laugh!

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 13:52

Fable 1, 2, 3

Skyrim

Oblivion

Fallout 3

Fallout: New Vegas

Crackdown 1, 2



#6 Nick H.

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 13:56

Oh yeah, Fallout is a great series as well. Although maybe try either Fallout 3 or Skyrim rather than getting both. They have an almost identical type of gameplay, so there would be no point in getting both if you get one and say, "this isn't for me."

I think I would go for Fallout 3 over Skyrim, but I like the post-apocalypse feel and it's got voice acting from Ron Perlman and Liam Neeson. (Y)

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 14:00

Fable 1, 2, 3

Skyrim

Oblivion

Fallout 3

Fallout: New Vegas

Crackdown 1, 2

 

 

Oh yeah, Fallout is a great series as well. Although maybe try either Fallout 3 or Skyrim rather than getting both. They have an almost identical type of gameplay, so there would be no point in getting both if you get one and say, "this isn't for me."

I think I would go for Fallout 3 over Skyrim, but I like the post-apocalypse feel and it's got voice acting from Ron Perlman and Liam Neeson. (Y)

 

I have played Fallout 3 and New Vegas.  I am not at home so kinda hard to remember all hte games I have.  So Skyrim is like Fallout type game play?

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 14:01

That said, I did get Saints Row 3 the other day, and that is a great laugh!

 

Played the first Saints Row and it was ok.  Kinda like GTA.



#9 Nick H.

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 14:02

So Skyrim is like Fallout type game play?

Yep. Just trade in your handguns for swords, nukes for dragons, and a barren wasteland for incredibly beautiful scenery, and I'd say they're the same. Oh, and Skyrim includes magic.

EDIT: Just noticed I missed your question about Spec Ops. It seemed very short, and I completed it in a weekend. But I'm not sure if that is an indicator of how short it was, or an indicator of how much I enjoyed it. I basically couldn't put it down.

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 14:07

Yep. Just trade in your handguns for swords, nukes for dragons, and a barren wasteland for incredibly beautiful scenery, and I'd say they're the same. Oh, and Skyrim includes magic.

 

Sweet.  Will have to try that out.  Thanks  :)



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Posted 30 August 2013 - 14:08

Not really a recommendation, just a bunch of the latest releases in (loosely) chronological order.

 

- Diablo III

 

- Rayman Legends

 

- Madden NFL 25

 

- Lost Planet 3

 

- The Bureau: XCOM Declassified

 

- Splinter Cell Blacklist

 

- Disney Infinity

 

- Saints Row IV

 

- Payday 2

 

- Terraria: Collector's Edition

 

- Metro Last Light

 

- The Serious Sam Collection

 

- GRID 2

 

- Turbo Super Stunt Squad

 

- Dynasty Warriors 8

 

- The Smurfs 2

 

- Painkiller: Hell & Damnation

 

- The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim (Legendary Edition)

 

- Deadpool

 

- MotoGP 13

 

- Minecraft

 

- Remember Me

 

- FUSE

 

- Resident Evil Revelations

 

- Fast & Furious: Showdown

 

- Worms The Revolution Collection

 

- The Walking Dead

 

- Persona 4 Arena

 

- BioShock Infinite

 

- Tomb Raider

 

- Dragons Dogma Dark Arisen

 

- Injustice Gods Among Us

 

- Ninja Gaiden 3 Razors Edge



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Posted 30 August 2013 - 14:12

You say you played Borderlands? Have you played Borderlands 2? It is much better than the first. I got 90 hours out of it pre DLC and the DLC is easily another 20-25 hours of gameplay.

 

A few others i recommend

Rayman Legends - Awesome platformer.

Skyrim - Amazing game. I guarantee you won't stick to the main quest after an hour.

Fallout 3, New Vegas - Excellent games. New Vegas for some reason got a lot of flack. I actually preferred it to Fallout 3.

The Darkness 2 - Not a lengthy game but you have a lot of fun playing it.

Dead Island 1, 2 - Not the most interesting games story wise but the gameplay is fun.

Dishonored - Again not a lengthy game but  one of the best FPS' of 2012



#13 OP +techbeck

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 14:16

You say you played Borderlands? Have you played Borderlands 2? It is much better than the first. I got 90 hours out of it pre DLC and the DLC is easily another 20-25 hours of gameplay.

 

Borderlands 2 is what I played.  Had a lot of fun with that game.  I will probably be picking up Skyrim tonight.  To bad I have to find it locally since there is not DL from XBOX Market.



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Posted 30 August 2013 - 14:17

Fable 1, 2, 3

Skyrim

Oblivion

Fallout 3

Fallout: New Vegas

Crackdown 1, 2

 

Thanks.  Will keep those in mind after I finish Skyrim.  :)



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Posted 30 August 2013 - 14:18

EDIT: Just noticed I missed your question about Spec Ops. It seemed very short, and I completed it in a weekend. But I'm not sure if that is an indicator of how short it was, or an indicator of how much I enjoyed it. I basically couldn't put it down.

 

So, if you remember, how many hours did you play it?





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