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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-25-10, 02:41 AM Thread Starter
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Hi group.

Because I work a lot, I'm rather shy on time to do much gaming of any sort. However, this last Christmas, I bought my son (who's 5 btw) and myself an XBOX 360. He plays it more than I do (Pixar Car's) and I own practically no other games for it (only POC: At World's End which is too linear to be much fun and Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 which is loads of smash em fun but I've beat it on Legendary mode so there's not much left to do there). In a few weeks, I'll have much more time off and would like to purchase a game or two.

I would like some suggestions from you hardcore gamers out there. I find the games I have the most fun with are ones that allow me to do what I want. I can't stand "level-to-level with no variation" games. I want to be able to pick and choose how I play the game, what my character is and does, etc. A friend suggested I might enjoy Fall Out but I'm really not into the whole blasting away at zombies and gore thing. I'd really prefer a fantasy realm if a good one exists. I was also told about Fable, but the person said it was a little cartoony.

I'm also not into multi-player or online stuff. I don't really have any gamer friends. I'm a working family man that can't play a game for 14 hours on end like some of you do. But I still want to enjoy one when I do get the time.

So, what great games are out there? New or old, I don't care as long as it is a solid choice.

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Sounds like you might enjoy games like Fable, or Oblivion.


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Oblivion is a very open world, I've just got round to playing it myself, but I'm encountering the problem that it's so open I'm not sure how to proceed.

Fable is a very good game, sure it's more cartoony than Fallout or Oblivion but's it's still violent with moral choices to be made (I became the evil bastard landlord ), oh and Dragon Age is immense!

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Oblivion, yeah. That's great! Thanks. I read several reviews on the game after seeing these recommendations, and I think this sound exactly like the game I'm looking for. Character building, fully explorable world in a rich story environment set in a fantasy world. hours and hours of do your own thing or accept missions if you so choose rpg. I can see myself immersed in this game.

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I really enjoy Tekken, so does my 6 & 16 year old lil bro.

Also you must get Mass effect 2. (It's better on PC, but you're quite casual anyway).
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The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind (original Xbox game but it's compatible for the 360 I think...)
Mass Effect
Mass Effect 2
Fallout 3
Dragon Age: Origins

All relatively open worlds with tons of quests and tons of fun, all of those get a 5 out of 5 in my book. But, I suggest getting them one at a time because you can play Oblivion, Fallout 3 and Morrowind for about a year each before getting bored... And even then, you'll definitely replay them in the future.
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fable 2 or oblivion, also at some point theres meant to be a free roaming final fantasy game but don't remember the release date.

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I recommend Oblivion. If you play the console as little as you say you do, you'll get months of time out of this game even if you play an hour a day. Some elements of it are very mature, but it's generally a benign game. You can do anything you want after the opening sequence where you basically fight your way out of a prison. You don't even have to do the main quest-line, although it's good to get out of the way.

Definitely pick up the Game of The Year Addition. The Shivering Isles expansion is 100x better than the main storyline, for sure.

I wouldn't suggest Morrowind, but by all means give it a shot. It's a more complex game than Oblivion but probably offers even more game time out of it. It's also very old.

Definitely pick up Mass Effect 1 and 2 if you want some sci-fi RPG action. It has an epic story that few games can come close to competing with, the gameplay is great and the environments are incredible. Easily my favorite two games ever on the Xbox 360.
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I would go with fallout 3 or fable 2,
the good thing about fable is even when your not playing you earn money on the houses and shops you own.
both games last along time and are both available in a "game of the year edition" form,
which means you get all of the downloadable content with the game.

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I wouldn't suggest Morrowind, but by all means give it a shot. It's a more complex game than Oblivion but probably offers even more game time out of it. It's also very old.
Morrowind isn't any more complex than Oblivion at all. The combat is simpler, skill use is simpler, not involving mini games that can break your day even if you have the skill maxed out, and quests are simpler too.

The game isn't that old either. When people talk about a game that is very old, they are referring to Atari. Otherwise, Oblivion is very old and you and I are ancient.

The only thing about Morrowind that is more complex is the scope of Morrowind to Oblivion. Morrowind is a much larger world that is more rich in heritage and Culture. Daedric and Dwarven ruins, abandoned dark elvish fortresses, grand cities and backwater fishing villages. A nice change to the bland fortress city that can describe almost every settlement in Oblivion. There are more armors, weapons and items to be had in Morrowind as compared to Oblivion as well.

The only drawback to Morrowind is that it is graphically inferior as it is an XBOX game. The sheer amount of modding that can be done to improve the graphics though is mindblowing. I've downloaded gigs and gigs of content to improve the game. Due to the way Oblivion is set up however, very little User content will ever be generated for the game.
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