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Old 01-23-11, 08:23 AM   #1
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Default So many good games!

Hey guys,

I've been into computers and PC gaming for about 14 years now. Recently (the last 2 or 3) I haven't been as active. Therefore, I missed playing alot of the cutting edge games as they were being released.

Well, now it seems there is a plethora of games at my fingertips and all for cheap!

I was looking at the other thread on the Dead Space 2 footage and thought about checking out the first. It's $6.80 right now on Steam - haha!

My whole point of this post, is that for me, by not picking up games as they were being released I saved myself (among other things):

- money (most from 1-2 years ago are $10 or less now)
- hardship & frustration with patches (initial releases are usually a little bumpy until patched)
- playing crappy games (avoided wasting my money on crappy games)

AND I have no shortage of what to play! There is no way possible for me to play and beat the old games faster than the new ones are coming out - therefore this cycle will continue for me for the foreseeable future.

Good times.

Now, what have I missed in the last couple of years?
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Old 01-23-11, 08:59 AM   #2
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Good times indeed, just look at this years bad boys:

Dead Space 2
Duke Nukem Forever
Red Faction: Armageddon
Rage
Crysis 2
Batman: Arkham City
Bulletstorm
Fear 3
Dead Island (hopefully)
Serious Sam 3

And probably some other great titles i´ve forgotten. As for what you might have missed the last couple of years... well, thats a lot!

Played Capcom:s pc titles: Resident Evil 5, Bionic Commando, Dark Void and Lost Planet?

Other titles you might enjoy: Bioshock 2, Riddick: AoDA, Wolfenstein, Timeshift, Fear 2, Crysis: Warhead, Far Cry 2, Batman: Arkham Asylum. All great games and you might have missed one or two

Personally i´m catching up with some old games right now that i´ve saved for the PC upgrade.
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Old 01-23-11, 09:38 AM   #3
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anything there that does not have a number behind it or is not a sequel or prequel??
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Old 01-23-11, 01:07 PM   #4
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Now, what have I missed in the last couple of years?
I don't think you've missed much, most stuff is just re-hashed garbage, like tornadog stated just about everything being released this year is a sequel, I can't think of anything that has been innovative or has broken the mold over the last 2 years, some games I've enjoyed though:

NFS:HS
Gothic 4 - not open ended any more but still kinda fun
Mafia 2

All the Battlefield, COD games all feel the same to me with slightly different vistas, some jack wagon spewing orders for you to rush from point A to point B to save X from Y or some derivation...

But on the horizon there's Elder Scrolls 5 - Skyrim in nov...

I think over the last 20 or so years that I've been playing games I have not has this level of dis-interest with the exception of Skyrim, which was just announced a week or 2 ago... games are getting more and more dumbed down and consolized, it's rather depressing...

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Old 01-23-11, 02:04 PM   #5
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Rage?
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Old 01-23-11, 05:54 PM   #6
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5 hours into Dead Space and I am on Chapter 4.

Great game - took a little time to remap some keys and figure out the mechanics, but it's definitely one of the best I have played. It's actually holding my attention. I do find myself getting scared or saying "Holy Sh*t!" every now and then

Highly recommend it at $7 on Steam til tomorrow.
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Old 01-23-11, 07:01 PM   #7
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Default Re: So many good games!

hes asking about recent games guys. My suggestions from the last couple years:

Batman: Arkham Asylum
The Witcher
Borderlands
Mirror's Edge
Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 if you like multiplayer
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Old 01-24-11, 06:08 AM   #8
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NFS:HS
Gothic 4 - not open ended any more but still kinda fun
Mafia 2
NFS:HS - Really not a good game
Gothic 4 - not open ended any more but still kinda fun - Really not a good game
Mafia 2 - Really a short and demanding game with plastic characters and no free ride or extra missions/side missions.
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Now, what have I missed in the last couple of years?
Noones gonna say Metro 2033? I think it's one of todays best games.

Then ofc Stalker Call of Pripyat
Assassins Creed 2
Bioshock 1 + 2
Fallout: New Vegas
Mass effect 2
StarCraft 2
Fear 2
NFS: Shift
God of war 3
Borderlands
Bad company 2
Far cry 2
Crysis Warhead
Brothers in arms 3
Team fortress 2
Portal
Left 4 dead 2
Dirt 2
Grid
GTAIV
Sains Row 2
Resident evil 5
Dead rising 2
Splinter cell conviction
Command & Conquer 4
Arma2
CoD games
Lost Planet 2
The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena
Turok
Burnout Paradise,
NecroVisioN

That's a good start. I hope you haven't missed obvious ones as HL2, Farcry, TES4 Oblivion, Doom 3 etc...
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http://originalgamster.com/blog1/201...e-your-wallet/

This!
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Old 01-30-11, 10:11 AM   #10
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Guys - thanks for all the responses!

Great inputs. I just finished Dead Space I and thought it was pretty smooth, innovative and fun! I would rate it as 8.5/10 - definitely worth the $6.80 it cost me on Steam.

The whole intent of getting a list from 2008 - 2010 is because I can probably find those games on the cheap. Unfortunately, I do not have a lot of disposable income at this point.

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Now, what have I missed in the last couple of years?
A lot of console ports.
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Mass Effect 1 & 2

nuff said
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