PGD Recommendation Thread - Post "What game do I buy?" questions here!

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#151 Posted by TheOtherTheoG (2287 posts) -
So basically, I need a fairly old game (PC) to last me until Portal 2 comes out in about a month. I'm willing to spend in the region of 10-15 pounds, since I'm saving up for some other stuff. My choices are Bioshock, Crysis and Half-Life 2 plus the episodes. Which one will last me the longest, which one is most replayable, which is best gameplay wise and, overall, which is best?
#152 Posted by AleksandarTale (2906 posts) -

So basically, I need a fairly old game (PC) to last me until Portal 2 comes out in about a month. I'm willing to spend in the region of 10-15 pounds, since I'm saving up for some other stuff. My choices are Bioshock, Crysis and Half-Life 2 plus the episodes. Which one will last me the longest, which one is most replayable, which is best gameplay wise and, overall, which is best?TheOtherTheoG

You should get Half Life 2 + the episodes. IMO they have the best story, they've got a lot of tricky physics puzzels and overall the best story.

#153 Posted by IndianaPwns39 (5037 posts) -

So basically, I need a fairly old game (PC) to last me until Portal 2 comes out in about a month. I'm willing to spend in the region of 10-15 pounds, since I'm saving up for some other stuff. My choices are Bioshock, Crysis and Half-Life 2 plus the episodes. Which one will last me the longest, which one is most replayable, which is best gameplay wise and, overall, which is best?TheOtherTheoG

Tough call. Half Life 2 is probably one of the best FPS titles ever overall. I think it has the best story and gameplay, certainly. Although I think Crysis and Bioshock have it beat in terms of replayability. Bioshock, especially, which has different endings and a few choices throughout the course of the game. Bioshock's story is also great, and the world it takes place in is very unique. Crysis has solid gameplay, and takes a while to complete, but the story is lacking imo.

You can't go wrong with any of them, but I think Half Life 2 with the episodes is the best choice, followed very closely by Bioshock. Crysis is great, but the other two offer more what you're looking for.

#154 Posted by IndianaPwns39 (5037 posts) -

Looking for gift ideas for my fiances 25th... The ultimate gift would have been the Crysis 2: Nano Edition, but I got in too late & they are all sold out:( He says he'll be happy with the limited edition version, which I've pre-ordered but i'd like to get him something else as a surprise. He's mentioned wanting a kinect... but the games available seem pretty pathetic so far & considering how often he plays the Wii (never) I imagine his interest would fade pretty quick.... I've come up with Fallout: New Vegas, Bulletstorm: Epic Edition, Dead Space 2.... or some nerdy marvel hero merchandise from Kings Comics. But I'm a girl so what do I know :/ So... any info or advice on the games above or any suggestions on any all out shooters, in-depth rpg or DC/Marvel related games that might tickle his fancy?zombekks

So I take it he games on the Xbox 360? If that's the case, does he enjoy Gears of War? He might appreciate the Gears of War 3 beta included with the Bulletstorm Epic Edition. Otherwise, do you know how many shooters he has? If he really likes Crysis, does he like say Call of Duty, Halo, or Battlefield? If so, he might like Bulletstorm because its another shooter (and its different at that).

Of course, New Vegas and Dead Space 2 are good choices. Considering he likes RPGs, or enjoyed the first Dead Space, which shouldn't be too hard to figure out.

#155 Posted by nightoraven (1 posts) -
So, my budget is only $30. The games I'm thinking of buying are Mount & Blade: Warband, or Dawn of War 2: Retribution. My comp specs are a bit low. I know full well that I'll be able to run M&B Warband (played the demo), it has a good range of graphical options. I'm not sure about Retribution. Sooo, which game should I buy? and does Retribution have a good range of graphical options to support low-end pcs? Which has more players? And which is better, not repetitive, and long-lasting? Thanks a bunch.
#156 Posted by dom2000 (505 posts) -
[QUOTE="nightoraven"]So, my budget is only $30. The games I'm thinking of buying are Mount & Blade: Warband, or Dawn of War 2: Retribution. My comp specs are a bit low. I know full well that I'll be able to run M&B Warband (played the demo), it has a good range of graphical options. I'm not sure about Retribution. Sooo, which game should I buy? and does Retribution have a good range of graphical options to support low-end pcs? Which has more players? And which is better, not repetitive, and long-lasting? Thanks a bunch.

Never played dawn of war 2 but mount and blade warband is a great game and i have spent alot of time on it! I would fully recommend it!
#157 Posted by AleksandarTale (2906 posts) -

So, my budget is only $30. The games I'm thinking of buying are Mount & Blade: Warband, or Dawn of War 2: Retribution. My comp specs are a bit low. I know full well that I'll be able to run M&B Warband (played the demo), it has a good range of graphical options. I'm not sure about Retribution. Sooo, which game should I buy? and does Retribution have a good range of graphical options to support low-end pcs? Which has more players? And which is better, not repetitive, and long-lasting? Thanks a bunch.nightoraven

If you're looking for a long-lasting game get M&B. That's a no thinker. It's got a good singleplayer and an active multiplayer community, especially if you have mods installed.

#158 Posted by airsidelimo (9 posts) -
for me games are just to sit and relax so that your mind goes out from these tensions so i like to play some easy games but i will try the games mentioned above
#159 Posted by TheRedChannels (97 posts) -

Is Metro 2033 any good? I'm trying to decide what my next rental via GameFly oughta be. I'd tell you what I like in a game but it's kinda hard for me to pin down. I like atmospheric, story driven games - a la Dead Space series - but I get bored easily if the gameplay isn't compelling enough. I've seen reviews and they all seem pretty mediocre, but then I see it get mentioned so much in a positive light by the everyman gamer. Advice?

#160 Posted by TheJayhawksWin (707 posts) -

Crysis 2 PC, Fight Night Champion PS3, or Forza 3 Xbox? I know thats a weirds assortment of games but I can't decide.

#161 Posted by TheRedChannels (97 posts) -

Crysis 2 PC, Fight Night Champion PS3, or Forza 3 Xbox? I know thats a weirds assortment of games but I can't decide.

TheJayhawksWin
Depends what you're in the mood for. You basically just named three games which are the cream of the crop in their respective genres. If you had said you were in the mood for an FPS I'd have suggested Crysis 2. If you said you were in the mood for boxing or fighting I'd have said FNC. If you said you wanted a racing game, I would've said Forza. Yes, even above Gran Turismo. As of right now I'm really hooked on Crysis 2 though. It's really addicting. The campaign is long and satisfying and the multiplayer is like crack. I found myself saying "okay, just one more match" from two to four in the morning yesterday until I just couldn't keep my eyelids open. It's like that. But that's just me.
#162 Posted by mariomaster16 (762 posts) -

I was thinkig about playing the game DragonSaga, the online MMO. Does anyone know if it's worth playing?

#163 Posted by zimarm5 (6 posts) -

There is this new Iphone zombie game "Attack of the Mall Zombies", has anyone purchased and played this yet? It's only $.99 however just wanted to ask before I buy it. It really looks cool.....

#166 Posted by AnGryPOETry (19 posts) -
So im about to trade in a couple of games to gamestop, get some cash and buy a game. However, i cant seem to make up my mind whether i want crysis 2 or killzone 3. I havent played any of the other previous games in the series and I heard that they are both really good. BUT if you had to pick one, which will it be??? and if you can elaborate on why, then share that aswell. Side Note: im waiting for dark souls and skyrim to come out, and I want to have some game to play in the mean while. Im looking for replayability mostly, i dont mind minor bugs or momentary lags and freezes, just something that will help kill time, as long as its not drugs :/
#167 Posted by sweetpotatofry (276 posts) -
[QUOTE="AnGryPOETry"]So im about to trade in a couple of games to gamestop, get some cash and buy a game. However, i cant seem to make up my mind whether i want crysis 2 or killzone 3. I havent played any of the other previous games in the series and I heard that they are both really good. BUT if you had to pick one, which will it be??? and if you can elaborate on why, then share that aswell. Side Note: im waiting for dark souls and skyrim to come out, and I want to have some game to play in the mean while. Im looking for replayability mostly, i dont mind minor bugs or momentary lags and freezes, just something that will help kill time, as long as its not drugs :/

I enjoyed Killzone 3 more, but the short length of the campaign really bugs me. Killzone 3 has better multiplayer- the maps are more varied and interesting, and the changing objectives makes it tons of fun- but I generally play games for the single player campaign, and Crysis 2 is significantly longer in that regard.
#168 Posted by sweetpotatofry (276 posts) -

Just played Yakuza 3, and I highly recommend it to anyone interested in adventure games. The story is superb, the combat is addictive and there is so much to do and see here. One of the first games I've played in a long time in which I have a really hard time turning the console off. I'm definitely going to pick up Yakuza 4 sometime soon.

#169 Posted by Serioussamik (739 posts) -

Hi guys!

I am yet to play a Call of Duty game for the PS2 and decided to get one. I have palyed all COD titles on the PC barring COD 3(PS3).The question is get which one will I get -1)Call of Duty 2:Big Red One or 2)COD:World at War Final Fronts.

I don't go multiplayer on the PS2 and all I need is a good SP campaign.Which of the above COD will be worthwhile? Any help will be appreciated! :D

#170 Posted by TSNAKE617 (5494 posts) -

I want to know about any good XBLA exclusives. I want to hear about any good ones since I've been 360less until a couple months ago and I'm ready to see what I've been missing out on. I already have Super Meat Boy and that's it.

#171 Posted by cainetao11 (17707 posts) -
Ok should I get Crysis 2, or Vanquish today? I would buy either for my 360 as my PS3 is for PS2 and exclusives. I always am behind the market in games as I dont have unlimited funds or time, so Vanquish is among the many in my backlog.
#172 Posted by cainetao11 (17707 posts) -

I want to know about any good XBLA exclusives. I want to hear about any good ones since I've been 360less until a couple months ago and I'm ready to see what I've been missing out on. I already have Super Meat Boy and that's it.

TSNAKE617
beyond Good and Evil HD, Shadow Complex, are two in my library.
#173 Posted by TSNAKE617 (5494 posts) -

[QUOTE="TSNAKE617"]

I want to know about any good XBLA exclusives. I want to hear about any good ones since I've been 360less until a couple months ago and I'm ready to see what I've been missing out on. I already have Super Meat Boy and that's it.

cainetao11

beyond Good and Evil HD, Shadow Complex, are two in my library.


Thanks, I didn't know they made an HD version of Beyond Good and Evil, which I loved.

#174 Posted by 73X (1545 posts) -

Hello all,

I'll be buying a DSi later this week and I'd like help picking one of the following RPGs to break it in with: Chrono Trigger, The World Ends With You, or Final Fantasy IV. Any response will be greatly appreciated.

#175 Posted by Dracula68 (33102 posts) -

Hello all,

I'll be buying a DSi later this week and I'd like help picking one of the following RPGs to break it in with: Chrono Trigger, The World Ends With You, or Final Fantasy IV. Any response will be greatly appreciated.

73X
If you are in the mood for something different I would go with TWEWY.
#176 Posted by Mafty (74 posts) -
I thoroughly did not enjoy killzone 3, maybe because those style FPS arent my thing, but it was just soooo linear and such a weak story. Currently on dragon age 2, and very much liking it. Its a giant sandbox, the story is kinda weak so far (act 2). But I enjoy it none the less
#177 Posted by 73X (1545 posts) -
[QUOTE="73X"]

Hello all,

I'll be buying a DSi later this week and I'd like help picking one of the following RPGs to break it in with: Chrono Trigger, The World Ends With You, or Final Fantasy IV. Any response will be greatly appreciated.

Dracula68
If you are in the mood for something different I would go with TWEWY.

That's what I was leaning toward. I'll go with that then. Thanks!
#178 Posted by BLUNT_Smokerr (33 posts) -
I lost my PS3 hard drive and was wondering which game I should start over with in your opinion... Red Dead Fallout 3 or NV Mass Effect 2 Just Cause 2 Resistance 1 or 2
#179 Posted by KeredsBlaze (2049 posts) -
[QUOTE="73X"]

Hello all,

I'll be buying a DSi later this week and I'd like help picking one of the following RPGs to break it in with: Chrono Trigger, The World Ends With You, or Final Fantasy IV. Any response will be greatly appreciated.

Chrono Trigger for sure
#180 Posted by Gamerstevo666 (50 posts) -

I've searched and thought, and I still don't know which platform to get it on.

First off, I can get the PC version for £8.99 and the console version for £17.99, Ultimate edition costs £19.99 (not sure what comes with that)

NONE of my friends have BFBC2, so it doesn't matter about which platform it's on with friends.

My computer will probably be able to run it at at High or next to high settings, so better graphics is obviously better.PC can hold 8 more people than xbox, is this good or bad?

I've heard PC gets hacked a lot. Is this true?I've also heard that on PC, you can get kicked from games, sometimes for no reason? Does this happen often?

Which will I find matches easier on? Which has more of a social community? Is there more skilled players on the PC? If you have it on Xbox and PC, which do you prefer?

#181 Posted by TSNAKE617 (5494 posts) -

I lost my PS3 hard drive and was wondering which game I should start over with in your opinion... Red Dead Fallout 3 or NV Mass Effect 2 Just Cause 2 Resistance 1 or 2BLUNT_Smokerr

I'd definitely go with Red Dead. One of my favorite games from 2010.

#183 Posted by puggl3king (4 posts) -
Question? whats better grand ages rome civ city rome or civilization IV? :)? as title says i am buyin atleast of em here ina bit but wantin some opinions what do u thinks better Grand Ages Rome CivCity Rome or Sid Meiers Civilization IV im thinkin between grand ages an civcity rome atm i think but i just dont know lol
#184 Posted by Weenski (1078 posts) -
Hi, I have a PS3. I loved 'Uncharted 2' big time, also a big fan of RE4. what AA game do you rekon I'd like? (I dont really like AC2) I'm also after a driving or sports game (I don't do football games), is GT5 worth getting? I haven't played a lot of games so it can be old ones. Thanks.
#185 Posted by CaptCharlatan (1 posts) -
I decided to buy a new FPS game, and so far, i got 2 games on my list. Crysis 2 or Killzone 3.So far, after reading many reviews i still can't decide.
#186 Posted by xXSmall_DwarfXx (9 posts) -
What are some RPG and or MMO Adventure games for the Ps3. I got Uncharted, LOTR, and Dead Space. I know their are some RPG-Ps3 conquerers, what do you recommend? Oo
#187 Posted by slarrk (13 posts) -

Are there any games out there that are pure turn based fighting. No going around on a board or following a story.

#188 Posted by rragnaar (27023 posts) -

The Dead Money expansion for New Vegas is starting to piss me off. There is way too much trial and error stuff towards the end. I just want to get back to the wasteland.

#189 Posted by Dracula68 (33102 posts) -

The Dead Money expansion for New Vegas is starting to piss me off. There is way too much trial and error stuff towards the end. I just want to get back to the wasteland.

rragnaar
Wrong thread?
#190 Posted by georgethomas88 (9 posts) -
COD 6! XD
#191 Posted by nullifygirls (36 posts) -
Pokemon Heart Gold, maybe u like it
#192 Posted by KeredsBlaze (2049 posts) -
I decided to buy a new FPS game, and so far, i got 2 games on my list. Crysis 2 or Killzone 3.So far, after reading many reviews i still can't decide.CaptCharlatan
crysis 2 would get my vote
#193 Posted by rragnaar (27023 posts) -
[QUOTE="rragnaar"]

The Dead Money expansion for New Vegas is starting to piss me off. There is way too much trial and error stuff towards the end. I just want to get back to the wasteland.

Dracula68
Wrong thread?

:lol:... most definitely.
#195 Posted by vadicta (4354 posts) -

Are there any games out there that are pure turn based fighting. No going around on a board or following a story.

slarrk



I'm not exactly sure what you mean. Turn based fighting is vague. Do you have any examples that demonstrate what you're looking for?

#196 Posted by Dizzzyness (288 posts) -

What Ps3 games?

I have black ops,Borderlands,Infamous,Uncharted 2,Resistence 2 .I'mwant to get Mass Effect 2 and my brother wants Just Cause 2..What are some good split screen games or free roam/ rpg games.

#197 Posted by Pokemaster1337 (239 posts) -
Looking for a RPG, where you control just one character, not party one like DA/ME, for PC.
#198 Posted by chrisgreen2008 (2 posts) -
i have found that fall out new vegas on xbox is best game i ever played . it has a mix of evrything, not just a shooter, but you have a story which depending how you play can change game . My question is , is there any other games like this ?
#199 Posted by davros878 (134 posts) -

Try Far Cry 2. Trust me

#200 Posted by davros878 (134 posts) -

I got 600 wii points. any reccomendations?