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Old 02-23-2009, 02:15 PM   #1
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Video game addicts...

I've got a wad of birthday cash burning a hole in my pocket.


I've decided I'm going to burn it on a new XBOX game.

Off the top of my head I'm interested in Fallout 3 and GTA 4, but there's others that catch my fancy occasionally too. Help me decide. I'm kind of in the mood to add another shooter but with more depth than L4D and more gritty and less spacy than Mass Effect.



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Ace Combat 6
Forza 2
Left 4 Dead
Project Gotham Racing 3
Mass Effect
Assassin's Creed
Saints Row
Harry Potter and the Order of The Phoenix (wife's I swear)
Lost: Via Domus (also my wife's)

...There's a couple of others in there too I can't think of, but you get the idea.
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Old 02-23-2009, 02:21 PM   #2
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Fallout 3 grabbed me and didn't let go. I hope you have a lot of spare time if you go that route the hours just seemed to evaporate when I was playing it.
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Old 02-23-2009, 02:34 PM   #3
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Fallout 3 grabbed me and didn't let go. I hope you have a lot of spare time if you go that route the hours just seemed to evaporate when I was playing it.
+1 on this.

The area you walk in is simply gigantic. Tends to be a bit of a mood downer sometimes, but postnuclear war worlds probably have to look a bit depressive.
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Old 02-23-2009, 02:36 PM   #4
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+1 on this.

The area you walk in is simply gigantic. Tends to be a bit of a mood downer sometimes, but postnuclear war worlds probably have to look a bit depressive.

I need to rent it. I was told it was like Oblivion, which I felt was large- but boring large. As in "let's walk through this forest for no reason other than the world is large." Is this a valid assessment?

BTW- I've been hitting up Gamestop for a host of used games- I'm much more forgiving anymore when they cost me $20 - $30 rather than $60.
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Old 02-23-2009, 02:41 PM   #5
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I need to rent it. I was told it was like Oblivion, which I felt was large- but boring large. As in "let's walk through this forest for no reason other than the world is large." Is this a valid assessment?

BTW- I've been hitting up Gamestop for a host of used games- I'm much more forgiving anymore when they cost me $20 - $30 rather than $60.
I've never played Oblivion but Fallout 3 has that "I wonder what's over that hill?" thing going for it. There is a ton of stuff to check out.
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Old 02-23-2009, 02:46 PM   #6
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I've never played Oblivion but Fallout 3 has that "I wonder what's over that hill?" thing going for it. There is a ton of stuff to check out.
This is one of those things I like.

I'm sure it's boringly big sometimes, but I bought S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl when it came out and I loved the open world (even though it was divided into sections) and how you could approach any base or camp an infinite number of ways or just happen to stumble upon special guns or whatever in some random corner of a map. Also, this game was fantastic at creating a creepy atmosphere in the underground bases, etc.

Infact, even with it's mediocre graphics for when it came out. I really liked that game and I'm sort of looking for a modern replacement for it. I know they made a sequel, but it looks like they really didn't change anything from the first time.
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Old 02-23-2009, 02:48 PM   #7
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Old 02-23-2009, 02:50 PM   #8
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Ben is pretty picky about the games he will play. He liked Fallout 3 as much as I did, but he's not so hot on the full on shooter games like Halo.

I picked up a used copy of Mass Effect and he's enjoying that but it's a little sterile. He likes the combo Role Play & Shooter style but prefers killing aliens and mutants rather than humans, unless they're really evil humans.

Anyone have any suggestions for other titles he might like?
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Old 02-23-2009, 02:21 PM   #9
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Old 02-23-2009, 02:34 PM   #10
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I gad GTA IV on order. 20 minutes later, I loaned it to a friend.

Free advice: pick up a used copy of Gears of War. I grew addicted to the online, playing two or three hours a night. Had 64 people on my Live friends list who also were into team play- it was awesome. Stood in line for Gears 2, which isn't so awesome for online play.

People now seem to use their XBOX as a Netflix player.

I'm currently playing Dead Space, which is pretty good- very Half Life 2-esque.

I still love to get on and play Gears 1 online, though. A lot.
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I gad GTA IV on order. 20 minutes later, I loaned it to a friend.

Free advice: pick up a used copy of Gears of War. I grew addicted to the online, playing two or three hours a night. Had 64 people on my Live friends list who also were into team play- it was awesome. Stood in line for Gears 2, which isn't so awesome for online play.

People now seem to use their XBOX as a Netflix player.

I'm currently playing Dead Space, which is pretty good- very Half Life 2-esque.

I still love to get on and play Gears 1 online, though. A lot.
I had gears of war. Fantastic game, but I don't play often enough anymore (I still enjoy playing) and am too cheap of a bastard to pay for XBOX online, it was too short of a game after I played it through a couple of times. I sold it a few months ago so I could get L4D.

Dead space looks really cool though!

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BTW- I've been hitting up Gamestop for a host of used games- I'm much more forgiving anymore when they cost me $20 - $30 rather than $60.
I was doing that for a while about a year ago. I'd get onto amazon and spend maybe $30 on 10 games for PS2 or N64 that I could never afford when they came out.
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Resident Evil 5?
Though I have 4. I never really caught on to the whole rsident evil thing. I'll take another look at 5 again though.
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Old 02-24-2009, 05:50 PM   #13
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Though I have 4. I never really caught on to the whole rsident evil thing. I'll take another look at 5 again though.
RE1 was awesome. First game I'd ever come across like that. Tense, long, creepy.
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Old 02-24-2009, 06:18 PM   #14
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I dug Fallout because I was a way into the "Day after Disaster" sci-f books when I was a kid. So the idea of roaming the wastelands like Mad Max appeals to me. Listen for the subtleties in FA3. The supermarket is a lot of fun for that. Some of the audio reactions are a hoot.


But I did discover in GTA IV that if you do wheel spinning donuts long enough in the cars, the tires will blow up. The cars handle like shit on rims.
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Old 02-24-2009, 06:21 PM   #15
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I prefer gaming on a PC because you are more in control. I like having to build the machine myself to suit my tastes. And then there is the modding of games. The downside is that most games now start out as console games and then convert to PC - often to the detriment of the game.
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