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post #2581 of 4283
Dead Space is a low-commitment game with some good thrills. One of the better big-budget games this generation. It's quick too, should take 10 hours or so. Bioshock is a must-play, as it inherits a lot of gameplay choices from the excellent System Shock 2. This one takes a bit longer (15-20) but it's a great game.
post #2582 of 4283
is anyone in the battlefield 4 free beta?
post #2583 of 4283
Dont' play Bioshock, play Mass effect
post #2584 of 4283
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Originally Posted by breakz View Post
Dead Space is a low-commitment game with some good thrills. One of the better big-budget games this generation. It's quick too, should take 10 hours or so. Bioshock is a must-play, as it inherits a lot of gameplay choices from the excellent System Shock 2. This one takes a bit longer (15-20) but it's a great game.
Played that again (and it's predecessor) just a few months ago. I wasted many hours of my life, but I'm glad I did. +1 to Mass Effect.
post #2585 of 4283
+a billion to Mass Effect.

Picked up ME2 for $20 and have been absolutely hooked ever since. I played for 8 hours straight the other night.
post #2586 of 4283
Just beat Dragon Age and the Awakening Expansion, so much fun. But there are balancing issues... such was, why would you EVER play anything that's not a mage? Rogue can be fun but Warrior must be Zzzz... ended the game wit a party of three mages and one rogue, DESTROYED everything on Nightmare mode until I hit the boss of Awakening and needed to tone it down to Normal.

Started playing a little Mass Effect 2... but honestly after Dragon Age it just felt kind of draining. Will pick up again soon, probably.
post #2587 of 4283
Holy crap Splinter Cell: Conviction was a waste of money
post #2588 of 4283
Mass Effect is all glitter and polish in my opinion, sure it has a great story and amazing graphics & cinematics, but the gameplay is mediocre at best.
post #2589 of 4283
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True, but the story and world are interesting enough that it's at least a decent effort. I played it recently on my computer, but I'll be waiting for the PS3 version before I go through part 2. I don't think I can suffer through the bugs I experienced a second time. I haven't seen it mentioned much, but Enslaved deserves credit where credit is due. Bioware gets rated for good dialog and voice acting, but as much as I enjoy their over-baked monologues, it really looks like child-play compared to the excellently choreographed and fully realized story that Ninja Theory is capable of. Naughty Dog (with Uncharted) and Ninja Theory seem to be the only two game developers around that understand that it's not how much you say that matters, it's how much you don't say. If we're going to be forgiving games for mediocre performance and uninspired gameplay, then I think Enslaved deserves easily as much credit as Mass Effect does. If you bother to play it, give it a serious try. It doesn't take too long to complete, and I think many will really enjoy the superbly-acted characters, even if their designs don't really jive with what the gaming population generally laps up slavishly (though I suspect no one would turn down a busty red-head in a tube top). Excellent review of Enslaved: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/20...he-west-review
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Again, there are a few clichés. But, unlike so many games, Enslaved resists the temptation to make the characters endlessly explain what's going on and how they're feeling about it in long, convoluted sentences no one would ever say in real life. Cut-scenes are short, well-paced and brilliantly acted, both in terms of the voice performances and the facial animations. The relationships between the characters are believable and there are some genuinely touching moments.
post #2590 of 4283
IMO Mass Effect requires too much of a time commitment. If you want a long, deep game then look no further, but if you don't want to lose countless hours of your life, then the other two are certainly preferable.
post #2591 of 4283
Has anyone here played Minecraft? Lost a bit of time to that over the weekend. Amazing how a simple game could be so compelling.
post #2592 of 4283
I'm completely and utterly addicted to Gran Turismo 5. Yes, the game is flawed... But as a car guy... Wow
post #2593 of 4283
Mass Effect 1, despite its flaws, is a great game. Go buy it, it's pretty cheap nowadays. I'd look into it if you'd like an in-depth rpg, shooting game with lots of dialogue. Just watch out for long elevator rides.
post #2594 of 4283
Well I have decided to play Bio Shock and Dead Space before I get into Mass Effect because of the fact it is a game that will waste alot of time. I am a huge fan of that type of stuff though, my favorite games being Fallout and the Elder Scrolls series, but right now I just don't feel like putting that much time into playing something. Plus waiting for a Mass Effect GOTY to come out with all the download content on the same disk.
post #2595 of 4283
Bioshock was terrible. Missed the Dead Space sale yesterday. How did you guys like Bioshock. The atmosphere was nice but the gameplay was terrible. How many times do I have to shoot a clown in the head for him to die? Also talk about a linear game...
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