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

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#201 Posted by AleksandarTale (2906 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 ?chrisgreen2008

Im guessing youre kinda new to this (: .Try Fallout 3, Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2 or any other RPG.

#202 Posted by minusblindfold5 (1 posts) -
hey, so i'm looking for some awesome rpg or action games. I really like Oblivion (put over 200hrs into it incl. shiver isles...lame i know but its a great game) Dragon Age, Grand Theft Auto (Vice,San Andreas,gta4) Fable 1 and 2 (havent played the 3rd yet) I have a ps3 so it needs to either be a ps3 exclusive or for all platforms. I really like longer games with customization and good story lines, upgrades, leveling, etc. let me know what you think.
#203 Posted by AleksandarTale (2906 posts) -

hey, so i'm looking for some awesome rpg or action games. I really like Oblivion (put over 200hrs into it incl. shiver isles...lame i know but its a great game) Dragon Age, Grand Theft Auto (Vice,San Andreas,gta4) Fable 1 and 2 (havent played the 3rd yet) I have a ps3 so it needs to either be a ps3 exclusive or for all platforms. I really like longer games with customization and good story lines, upgrades, leveling, etc. let me know what you think.minusblindfold5

Have you tried any of the Fallout games? They're made by Bethesda ( which made Oblivion ). They're all awesome, you should give them a try.

#204 Posted by kmblack53 (8 posts) -
I just finished Fable 3. I have to say I loved the game- but it seemed it was over before I knew it. I got near the end where you had a year to raise enough money. I didnt realize that each time you finished a quest it skipped through the days and I went ahead and did all the quests without raising barely any money so I feel like I was cheated gameplay!! I love this game so much but am so disappointed It ended so abruptly for me. I loved how the fighting was simple- and how detailed everything was. I loved the exploration and the decision making. I also loved the fact you got to choose a spouse and even contract stds!! lol. Now I want to know what game could top it? Now what game am I going to play if I loved Fable so much?? AHHH! Someone please help me!!!
#205 Posted by turtlethetaffer (16672 posts) -

hey, so i'm looking for some awesome rpg or action games. I really like Oblivion (put over 200hrs into it incl. shiver isles...lame i know but its a great game) Dragon Age, Grand Theft Auto (Vice,San Andreas,gta4) Fable 1 and 2 (havent played the 3rd yet) I have a ps3 so it needs to either be a ps3 exclusive or for all platforms. I really like longer games with customization and good story lines, upgrades, leveling, etc. let me know what you think.minusblindfold5

If you have a DS, I highly reccomend giving Pokemon B/W or Dragon Quest IX a try. Both are great RPGs you could potentially pour hundreds of hours into.

#206 Posted by vadicta (4354 posts) -

I just finished Fable 3. I have to say I loved the game- but it seemed it was over before I knew it. I got near the end where you had a year to raise enough money. I didnt realize that each time you finished a quest it skipped through the days and I went ahead and did all the quests without raising barely any money so I feel like I was cheated gameplay!! I love this game so much but am so disappointed It ended so abruptly for me. I loved how the fighting was simple- and how detailed everything was. I loved the exploration and the decision making. I also loved the fact you got to choose a spouse and even contract stds!! lol. Now I want to know what game could top it? Now what game am I going to play if I loved Fable so much?? AHHH! Someone please help me!!!kmblack53


As far as fantastic streamlined combat and great exploration goes, I'd say give Batman: Arkham Asylumn a try. Unfortunately there isn't much choice to be had in there, but Fable (unfortunatly enough) is still at the peak in cause-and-effect gameplay as far as I know.

#207 Posted by vadicta (4354 posts) -

hey, so i'm looking for some awesome rpg or action games. I really like Oblivion (put over 200hrs into it incl. shiver isles...lame i know but its a great game) Dragon Age, Grand Theft Auto (Vice,San Andreas,gta4) Fable 1 and 2 (havent played the 3rd yet) I have a ps3 so it needs to either be a ps3 exclusive or for all platforms. I really like longer games with customization and good story lines, upgrades, leveling, etc. let me know what you think.minusblindfold5


I suggest you take a look at Saints Row 2. I'm sure it'll have plenty of what you're looking for.

#208 Posted by Weenski (1078 posts) -
[QUOTE="Weenski"]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.

Anyone?
#209 Posted by lasseeb (1186 posts) -

Infamous 2 or Duke Nukem Forever?

#210 Posted by vadicta (4354 posts) -

[QUOTE="Weenski"]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.Weenski
Anyone?



Vanquish perhaps?

#211 Posted by KeredsBlaze (2049 posts) -
hey, so i'm looking for some awesome rpg or action games. I really like Oblivion (put over 200hrs into it incl. shiver isles...lame i know but its a great game) Dragon Age, Grand Theft Auto (Vice,San Andreas,gta4) Fable 1 and 2 (havent played the 3rd yet) I have a ps3 so it needs to either be a ps3 exclusive or for all platforms. I really like longer games with customization and good story lines, upgrades, leveling, etc. let me know what you think.minusblindfold5
Mass Effect 2, Fable 3

Infamous 2 or Duke Nukem Forever?

lasseeb
probably infamous 2
#212 Posted by kmblack53 (8 posts) -
So- thanks for the people who responded to my previous post- Anyways I ended up getting The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion. I have to say Im a little dissappointed in the gamplay. I can't control my character very well- I guess I really enjoyed the fact that in Fable it automatically helped me manuever or at least horizontally. I also feel the graphics are like being on a PC from a few years ago and the dialogue font/setup looks extremely old. I expected it to blow me out of the water. The environment is pretty but the characters are hideous. It took me an hour to get my "elfs" face to look somewhat attractive. I only just started but Im worried im not going to like it...any other suggestions or advice about this game?
#213 Posted by icepsu94 (2 posts) -

As the Game Cube fades into the sunset. Which games were your favorites. I am sure the games will be gone after the WII 2 is brought out. I was just looking for some games worth picking up before they are gone.

#214 Posted by turtlethetaffer (16672 posts) -

As the Game Cube fades into the sunset. Which games were your favorites. I am sure the games will be gone after the WII 2 is brought out. I was just looking for some games worth picking up before they are gone.

icepsu94

Resident Evil 4, Zelda the wind Waker, Super Smash Brothers Melle, Kirby Air Ride (yeah, I loved that game), Super Mario Sunshine, the Prince of Persia games (Sands of Time, Warrior Within, Two Thrones), Zelda Collector's Edition (good luck finding it, though), Viewtiful Joe 1 and 2, Resident Evil (the REmake), Resident Evil 0 (I thought it was good at least), Zelda Twilight Princess, Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door, Metal Gear Solid the Twin Snakes... all i can think of off the top of my head. I highly reccomend every game on that list.

#215 Posted by vadicta (4354 posts) -

[QUOTE="icepsu94"]

As the Game Cube fades into the sunset. Which games were your favorites. I am sure the games will be gone after the WII 2 is brought out. I was just looking for some games worth picking up before they are gone.

turtlethetaffer

Resident Evil 4, Zelda the wind Waker, Super Smash Brothers Melle, Kirby Air Ride (yeah, I loved that game), Super Mario Sunshine, the Prince of Persia games (Sands of Time, Warrior Within, Two Thrones), Zelda Collector's Edition (good luck finding it, though), Viewtiful Joe 1 and 2, Resident Evil (the REmake), Resident Evil 0 (I thought it was good at least), Zelda Twilight Princess, Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door, Metal Gear Solid the Twin Snakes... all i can think of off the top of my head. I highly reccomend every game on that list.



Tales of Synphonia is also quite good. I'm also going to suggest Shadow the Hedgehog, because I really fricken enjoyed it!

#216 Posted by turtlethetaffer (16672 posts) -

[QUOTE="turtlethetaffer"]

[QUOTE="icepsu94"]

As the Game Cube fades into the sunset. Which games were your favorites. I am sure the games will be gone after the WII 2 is brought out. I was just looking for some games worth picking up before they are gone.

vadicta

Resident Evil 4, Zelda the wind Waker, Super Smash Brothers Melle, Kirby Air Ride (yeah, I loved that game), Super Mario Sunshine, the Prince of Persia games (Sands of Time, Warrior Within, Two Thrones), Zelda Collector's Edition (good luck finding it, though), Viewtiful Joe 1 and 2, Resident Evil (the REmake), Resident Evil 0 (I thought it was good at least), Zelda Twilight Princess, Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door, Metal Gear Solid the Twin Snakes... all i can think of off the top of my head. I highly reccomend every game on that list.



Tales of Synphonia is also quite good. I'm also going to suggest Shadow the Hedgehog, because I really fricken enjoyed it!

Even though it got poor reviews, I loved Shadow the Hedgehog as well. I took the time to get every ending including the special one.

#217 Posted by YoBrandino (1546 posts) -

As the Game Cube fades into the sunset. Which games were your favorites. I am sure the games will be gone after the WII 2 is brought out. I was just looking for some games worth picking up before they are gone.

icepsu94
Tales of Symphonia, The Legend of Zelda: Windwaker, Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door, Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean, Baten Kaitos: Origins, Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance, Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem, and X-Men Legends & X-Men Legends II: Apocalypse (even those these two were multi-plat).
#218 Posted by JediXMan7 (5238 posts) -

How is Ghost Recon as far as shooters go?

Alsp, what are some good strategy games that deal with civilian life (law enforcement, etc.)? And don't say Civilization or Sins of a Solar Empire; I own and enjoy both immensely.

#219 Posted by vadicta (4354 posts) -

How is Ghost Recon as far as shooters go?

Alsp, what are some good strategy games that deal with civilian life (law enforcement, etc.)? And don't say Civilization or Sins of a Solar Empire; I own and enjoy both immensely.

JediXMan7



Prison Tycoon 4?

#221 Posted by Pyromancer01 (3 posts) -
Well if you have a computer you could get Half life 2. Its a really awesome game where not only do you shoot the hell out of enemies you also do puzzles and stuff and when you beat it you can get Half life 2 episode 2 or 1 you can get it off Steam (search steampowered on google) Costs Hl2 $10 USD Hl2 Ep 1 $8 USD Hls Ep 2 $8 USD AND if you dont like shooting games instead you like stradegy you could get Portal 2 off Steam Or you could get Halo 3 or Halo wars for the Xbox 360
#222 Posted by eparnam (1 posts) -
I'm looking for an game that allows you to choose your own path and to make your own character like in kotor. While also having a choose who you end up with story line, kind of like in harvest moon. Good graphics and game play preferred.
#223 Posted by Weenski (1078 posts) -
I'm thinking of buying InFamous. I don't really like sandbox games like GTA and RDR. Is InFamous very different to these?
#224 Posted by turtlethetaffer (16672 posts) -

I'm looking for an game that allows you to choose your own path and to make your own character like in kotor. While also having a choose who you end up with story line, kind of like in harvest moon. Good graphics and game play preferred.eparnam

From what i here, Mass Effect may be the game you're looking for. I haven't personally played it, however, but I know that it's made by the same people who made KOTOR and you can make your own character and things like that.

#225 Posted by hushamjaveed (40 posts) -

Lokig for some fun and excitement..I would suggest to play Bulletstorm...Most exciting Fps ever played...I love this game and hope other people also:) I palyed this game twice

#226 Posted by KeredsBlaze (2049 posts) -
I'm looking for an game that allows you to choose your own path and to make your own character like in kotor. While also having a choose who you end up with story line, kind of like in harvest moon. Good graphics and game play preferred.eparnam
have you played mass effect or dragon age origins?
#227 Posted by KeredsBlaze (2049 posts) -
So- thanks for the people who responded to my previous post- Anyways I ended up getting The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion. I have to say Im a little dissappointed in the gamplay. I can't control my character very well- I guess I really enjoyed the fact that in Fable it automatically helped me manuever or at least horizontally. I also feel the graphics are like being on a PC from a few years ago and the dialogue font/setup looks extremely old. I expected it to blow me out of the water. The environment is pretty but the characters are hideous. It took me an hour to get my "elfs" face to look somewhat attractive. I only just started but Im worried im not going to like it...any other suggestions or advice about this game?kmblack53
not really, what you see is what you get, story isn't all that great either, it is a solid game, but overrated, a lot of ppl like it just bc there are a lot of sidequests you can pursue, I had to be in first person view my whole way through, bc the third person view was just terrible
#228 Posted by MrEco (364 posts) -

I'm considering buying Ar Tonelico 2 and the Shadow Hearts games. But before I do I'm curious about some things.

On average, how much do you have to grind in the Shadow Hearts games and in Ar Tonelico 2? I'm just talking about for beating the main story.

Secondly, I've heard that the third Shadow Hearts game has a much lighter tone than the first two which were almost horror-RPG's. But does the third game keep any of the feel from the other two or is it completely light-hearted?

That's all for now. Thank you.

#229 Posted by ElissaCojuangco (8 posts) -
I prefer playing PC RPGs rather than console. I'm looking for a role-playing game that has lots of character customization, just like Dragon Age 2. I haven't actually played TES: Oblivion yet. Do you think it's worth purchasing? Especially that I've already played Bioware stuff like Neverwinter Nights and Dragon Age: Origins? I'm also waiting for Diablo III and Tera Online. I hope they won't fail me. Oh, I am not really sure where to post this, but if you have a Facebook account, I'd like to suggest for people to play Speed Club: http://www.facebook.com/SpeedClubGame
#230 Posted by lordmata (7 posts) -
Here is a list what i have played so far Onimusha (all games - in my opinion this is the best game ever) Devil May Cry God of War Prince of Persia Mass effect ...(can't think of them all right now Can you give some suggestions about which game/s i should also play in this genre. Things i like in my games: Blood, EPIC storyline, lots of good combat (Like Devil May Cry - awesome combat there), little magic, all in all the first games that come to your mind and say: THIS GAME HAS BLOWN MY MIND Note: I don't like shooters :p
#231 Posted by YoBrandino (1546 posts) -
Here is a list what i have played so far Onimusha (all games - in my opinion this is the best game ever) Devil May Cry God of War Prince of Persia Mass effect ...(can't think of them all right now Can you give some suggestions about which game/s i should also play in this genre. Things i like in my games: Blood, EPIC storyline, lots of good combat (Like Devil May Cry - awesome combat there), little magic, all in all the first games that come to your mind and say: THIS GAME HAS BLOWN MY MIND Note: I don't like shooters :plordmata
Sounds like you'd like Dante's Inferno. I just finished it and really enjoyed it. You may also want to check out the Ninja Gaiden games and possibly the Fable games.
#232 Posted by turtlethetaffer (16672 posts) -

Here is a list what i have played so far Onimusha (all games - in my opinion this is the best game ever) Devil May Cry God of War Prince of Persia Mass effect ...(can't think of them all right now Can you give some suggestions about which game/s i should also play in this genre. Things i like in my games: Blood, EPIC storyline, lots of good combat (Like Devil May Cry - awesome combat there), little magic, all in all the first games that come to your mind and say: THIS GAME HAS BLOWN MY MIND Note: I don't like shooters :plordmata

You could try out the Prince of Persia; Sands of Time trilogy from Last gen. Also, in the storyline department, I reccomedn the knights of the Old republic games. Great RPGs and good stories. Bloody games, I'd reccomend Dead Space (1 and 2.) They should satisfy your bloodlust. Hope this helps.

#233 Posted by brownstephen259 (267 posts) -

should get darkspore or mythos i dont know which game is better ive play both betas but im leaning toward mythos

#234 Posted by lordmata (7 posts) -
[QUOTE="YoBrandino"]Sounds like you'd like Dante's Inferno. I just finished it and really enjoyed it. You may also want to check out the Ninja Gaiden games and possibly the Fable games.

You could try out the Prince of Persia; Sands of Time trilogy from Last gen. Also, in the storyline department, I reccomedn the knights of the Old republic games. Great RPGs and good stories. Bloody games, I'd reccomend Dead Space (1 and 2.) They should satisfy your bloodlust. Hope this helps.

turtlethetaffer
I passed Dante's Inferno but i didn't like it much, it was coping GoW insanely but the plot was great , read the book and i like how they made it here. I could try Ninja Gaiden, just hope it has epic storyline like the above games, that's like the most important thing to me :D I will try Fable also but KotOR i played and didn't like too much. Maybe something "in old times" like samurai and knight age. Except for Mass effect, space shooters and galaxy things aren't my type of games =/ Dead space i played awesome games also :p any more suggestions? ( I have like too much time on my hands and a great thirst for a good game
#235 Posted by vadicta (4354 posts) -

[QUOTE="YoBrandino"]Sounds like you'd like Dante's Inferno. I just finished it and really enjoyed it. You may also want to check out the Ninja Gaiden games and possibly the Fable games.lordmata

You could try out the Prince of Persia; Sands of Time trilogy from Last gen. Also, in the storyline department, I reccomedn the knights of the Old republic games. Great RPGs and good stories. Bloody games, I'd reccomend Dead Space (1 and 2.) They should satisfy your bloodlust. Hope this helps.

turtlethetaffer

I passed Dante's Inferno but i didn't like it much, it was coping GoW insanely but the plot was great , read the book and i like how they made it here. I could try Ninja Gaiden, just hope it has epic storyline like the above games, that's like the most important thing to me :D I will try Fable also but KotOR i played and didn't like too much. Maybe something "in old times" like samurai and knight age. Except for Mass effect, space shooters and galaxy things aren't my type of games =/ Dead space i played awesome games also :p any more suggestions? ( I have like too much time on my hands and a great thirst for a good game



You might want to give Way of the Samurai 3 a shot. The storyline gives you numerous choices and you can rise to the ranks of leader of a rebel army or hero of a village. The hand-and-slash elements are super deep, as well, allowing you to learn well over a hundred different moves with different stances and weapons. It's a really deep and fully-featured game.

Also, perhaps Bayonetta (It's from the creator of the Devil May Cry series). It also contains a large amount of depth to the hand-and-slash mechanics and it's a story that'll take you from fighting angels to riding rockets to destroying astral-sized bosses. It also contains some really smart platforming elements. It's not quite Prince of Persia, but it is noteworthy nonetheless.

Hope that could help you :)

#237 Posted by balfe1990 (6747 posts) -

I, like many kids, used to love Pokemon back in the day.

I was just on IGN there and saw their 100 greatest Pokemon characters. Needless to say, I was overcome with nostalgia.

I decided I want to get a Pokemon game but being out of the game for so long I'm completely unsure of which one to get. This isn't helped by the fact that there are about 100 different iterations.

I've already played the hell out of Red/Blue and Yellow so what would be the next best thing?

I'm looking for one on Gameboy, not DS.(I'm buying the cheapest possible Gameboy solely for a Pokemon game)

I'd prefer one that includes most of the original(and best) Pokemon such as Charizard, Blastoise etc.

Any ideas?

#238 Posted by vadicta (4354 posts) -

I, like many kids, used to love Pokemon back in the day.

I was just on IGN there and saw their 100 greatest Pokemon characters. Needless to say, I was overcome with nostalgia.

I decided I want to get a Pokemon game but being out of the game for so long I'm completely unsure of which one to get. This isn't helped by the fact that there are about 100 different iterations.

I've already played the hell out of Red/Blue and Yellow so what would be the next best thing?

I'm looking for one on Gameboy, not DS.(I'm buying the cheapest possible Gameboy solely for a Pokemon game)

I'd prefer one that includes most of the original(and best) Pokemon such as Charizard, Blastoise etc.

Any ideas?

balfe1990



Go with Gold or Silver. They're the next step up from RBY.

#239 Posted by thattotally (3842 posts) -

For a while now, I've been thinking about whether or not to play the Silent Hill games. Specifically, Silent Hill 1, 2, 3, and 4.

I don't really like survival horror though... but I hear this series is not a shooter, unlike Resident Evil. Is this true? I wouldn't mind playing the series if there was no focus on shooting enemies, as opposed to bashing enemies with a plank wood or something. I wouldn't mind a good scare then.

Lastly, there is the matter of obtaining said games. The first one is a PlayStation 1 game, the rest are ps2 games. Is the first one on PSN? If so, I might think about purchasing the first game and then dealing with the rest later, maybe even buying used from Amazon.

#240 Posted by turtlethetaffer (16672 posts) -

I was surfing Gamefaqs one time and came across a game called Theresia: dear Emilefor DS. I am a HUGE horror fan, and I was wondering if it's worth a purchase. I read about it, and i'm definitley interested, but I would ilke to hear it from someone who has played the game.

#241 Posted by Kocelot (753 posts) -
Looking for a good multiplayer game that isnt BF, COD or Crysis 2. Ive tried TF2 but that game's way too hard on me.
#242 Posted by vadicta (4354 posts) -

Looking for a good multiplayer game that isnt BF, COD or Crysis 2. Ive tried TF2 but that game's way too hard on me.Kocelot


I'd suggest Shadowrun. It really is one of the very best MP titles out there.

#243 Posted by Linefly11 (11 posts) -
Hey everyone, new guy here. I am a PS3 owner, and I was wonder which game I should buy? So far I am looking into InFamous, Prototype, and BioShock, but I am defiantly up for your opinions, or other suggestions. Thanks a lot! Edit: I am leaning towards InFamous right now.
#244 Posted by ImBananas (1793 posts) -

Are there any good RTS games for the PS2, GCN, or wii? I have a sudden craving to play an RTS game, if it's PC or MAC, don't mention it, I don't have a MAC and windows vista is a piece of crap.

#245 Posted by WinsteadVolve (391 posts) -

Can anyone recommend a good freeroam game on the PS2 that I can play casually, not day in, day out, if you know what I mean, I want something that has cheats, now I already have Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, and I would like a game similar to that? If it has cheats for me to play around with, and has planes, I lurve planes in freeroams, but I can't find any, any help is appreciated!

#246 Posted by RaIn285 (3010 posts) -

Can anyone recommend a good freeroam game on the PS2 that I can play casually, not day in, day out, if you know what I mean, I want something that has cheats, now I already have Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, and I would like a game similar to that? If it has cheats for me to play around with, and has planes, I lurve planes in freeroams, but I can't find any, any help is appreciated!

WinsteadVolve
Just cause maybe?But the Ps2 version has mediocre graphics.
#247 Posted by Mo-licious (595 posts) -

For a while now, I've been thinking about whether or not to play the Silent Hill games. Specifically, Silent Hill 1, 2, 3, and 4.

I don't really like survival horror though... but I hear this series is not a shooter, unlike Resident Evil. Is this true? I wouldn't mind playing the series if there was no focus on shooting enemies, as opposed to bashing enemies with a plank wood or something. I wouldn't mind a good scare then.

Lastly, there is the matter of obtaining said games. The first one is a PlayStation 1 game, the rest are ps2 games. Is the first one on PSN? If so, I might think about purchasing the first game and then dealing with the rest later, maybe even buying used from Amazon.

thattotally
If you can find it, give Fatal Frame a try. It's an older game and uses a camera as a weapon (weird I know but it works). Had a spooky storyline and will definitely make you jump on occasion.
#250 Posted by vadicta (4354 posts) -

Hey guys, so I'm a really big fan of samurai hack-and-slash games. I've played through Way of the Samurai 3 and Afro Samurai and loved them both and I'm just wondering if there are any that I'm missing out on. (Oh yeah, I also already played Dishwasher Dead Samurai :))

I'm really just looking for them on the Xbox 360. Are there any I missed?