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Post by Scottish Ninja »

Okay, so I'm now a little bored. I can buy a new game, but I have no idea what I should get.

I've got a PS2 and a computer - the latter having a 2.2GHz processor and a gig of RAM - so what should I go for?
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Culdcept for the PS2... the graphics are cheesy and the translation is a little funky, but the game is fun and addictive (and there is an expansion available). The game is a fusion of Monopoly and Magic: The Gathering. The concept is that you travel around a board using dice. When you land on an empty space you can summon a monster from cards you have to occupy that space. Henceforth, whenever an opponent lands there, he must either pay you a certain amount of gold, or fight your monster with a monster from his own hand. As the game progresses, you can pay to increase the value and power of your territories, and there are a multitude of spells and items to use.

Additionally, the game has a story mode (though it is a very corny tale) with exceptional AI controls. As you play more and more games, you earn medals which unlock new cards and boards to play on.

Generally, this game can be found at used game stores for very low prices (usually anywhere from 8 to 15 bucks).


If you are into console RPG's, check out Dragon Quest VIII. The gameplay itself is standard fare, but the 3D world you travel in is beautifully rendered, and the game has a few unique options that make it worth a play. Additionally, the artists behind Dragonball Z rendered all the characters, monsters and backgrounds.

If you just want a hack & slash adventure, check out Wolverine's Revenge... not exactly innovative, but challenging and fun.

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Post by JadeKyle »

If you look at the Video Games Thread it can help you pick some of the recent games members played and posted about....

although I wish they would post more review because so far ive done it.

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Post by Cadden »

You may as well be asking us to choose your new favorite color. No offense, but say, "I have some extra cash, what game should I buy?" is just so vague. Everyone has their own tastes.

How about some likes/dislikes in there, too? That way, you can be recommended games you'd be interested in, instead of games other people are interested in that you might not be.
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Post by JadeKyle »

Did you like Diablo?

If so save your money till the end of the month and get Titan Quest....



If not save your money for Wii...

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Duck Hunt imo
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Barbie Horse Adventures... 'Nuff said. :P
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If you're into RPG's on PC, Icewind Dale is actually quite good (though you still can't get a bag of holding... well, not a right one, anyway).

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That's no tank!
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Post by ValynDyral »

Shadow of the Colossus is the best game ever made.

That's not open to debate. You should buy it.

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ValynDyral wrote:Shadow of the Colossus is the best game ever made.

That's not open to debate. You should buy it.
/agree
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ValynDyral wrote:Shadow of the Colossus is the best game ever made.

That's not open to debate. You should buy it.
/disagree

Minesweeper > all
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Rome: Total War (Gold Edition if possible)

Prepare to lose the next 50 hours of your life after you install it.
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Post by Archangel »

Balsa wrote:
ValynDyral wrote:Shadow of the Colossus is the best game ever made.

That's not open to debate. You should buy it.
/disagree

Minesweeper > all
Minesweeper? Psh.

Pong.

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Post by ValynDyral »

You guys seem to think this is a laughing matter.

Maybe you haven't seen this game.

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Post by JadeKyle »

I have seen that game.... over and over again... my friends praise it non stop.... but there is something about boss battles that piss me off.... I like to have alittle more substance to my games then just that...

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Post by ValynDyral »

These are are no boss fights in Colossus.

Only combative puzzles.

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Wing Commander...any of them...all of them. :P

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Post by Cadden »

Ultima, for that matter. Best RPG series ever. To quote Valyn, not up for debate. ;)

Anything released by Origin just, purely, rocks.

Or just Richard Garriot.
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Post by Pryde »

Yeah, you really should be specific on that one, Cadden. Anything pre-EA kicks ass, but everything after EA does not. Ultima 9, I think, was released after EA bought Origin and if I remember correctly it's reviews weren't quite so good. Look for Richard Garriott on the seal and you've got yourself a good game. ;)

By the way, whatever happened to that MMO I heard Richard Garriott was working on?
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Tabula Rasa? ;)

Ultima 9, as well as UO, are both post-EA. So, no, I don't count either as an Origin Classic. U9, had it not been under the influence of EA's money-grabbing, wallet-filling, corporate political, egocentric CEOs, would have been an awesome game. Alas, because of said reasoning, it only emerged mediocre. :(
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Post by Scottish Ninja »

I'm now convinced of the total RPG superiority of Oblivion. I think I'm going to go for a 360 and Oblivion; after that, Halo 2.

I'll look into Shadow of the Colossus, too.

And I'm waiting for Supreme Commander next year.
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Post by SmokeMare »

If you're looking for something with depth and longevity, and are interested in learning a bit about history too then I would reccomend what I bought recently and have been playing exclusively:-

Rome:Total War

I bought the Gold Edition, but haven't even got on to the ex[ansion yet.

It's a great game, realistic tactics, challenging AI, interesting management side to it, which also reflects reality better than most war strategy games.

If you played an earlier Total War game like Shogun, then don't discount this - it's much easier to play and get into. Historical facts are available about almost every aspect of the game too, so if you are interested in Ancient History it's a good play. There is the option to recreate classical battles, so where Hannibal routed the Romans, you can take charge of the Romans and see if you can fare better.

If you don't like strategy you'd hate it - but if you do, then it'a definite buy!

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