Getting back into gaming

Getting back into gaming

Postby broken robot » Wed Jun 18, 2014 4:32 pm

I just got a new laptop, and I'm trying to get back into gaming so I was wondering if any of you have a list of top games I should play that have come out in the last 5 years, anything except MMOs really. Also, not sure how much I'm into turn-based strategy, but if you think it's worth it.. Creative single-player games are also very much appreciated, since my internet access will be limited at points this year while traveling.

Right now I expect to get the following ASAP:
1) Starcraft 2
2) Fallout 3 (I know it's old, but I was playing the originals back in early 2000s, and they were fun as hell)
3) Battlefield 4, maybe
4) Portal
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Re: Getting back into gaming

Postby Spider » Wed Jun 18, 2014 4:41 pm

Definately portal 2.

Is this gaming laptop? Trying to game on a laptop is usually a frustrating experience. No balls. Unless your spending big money, mobile hardware just doesn't hold a candle to desktop stuff.
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Re: Getting back into gaming

Postby broken robot » Wed Jun 18, 2014 4:45 pm

Spider wrote:Definately portal 2.

Is this gaming laptop? Trying to game on a laptop is usually a frustrating experience. No balls. Unless your spending big money, mobile hardware just doesn't hold a candle to desktop stuff.


Yeah, it's a gaming laptop but fairly reasonable. It's supposed to be for work, and I'll be traveling a lot, but it has the capabilities. So any suggestions really, don't worry about specs.
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Re: Getting back into gaming

Postby The Comrade » Wed Jun 18, 2014 4:46 pm

starcraft 2 is really boring. battlefield 4 is...okay?

portal and fallout 3 for sure. give mirror's edge a try too.

there's also minecraft, space engineers, kerbal space program for some creative singleplayer games.

of course for RTS i recommend eu4 or crusader kings 2.

if you want to delve into the world of a failed franchise i'd recommend the first two assassin's creed games.
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Re: Getting back into gaming

Postby broken robot » Wed Jun 18, 2014 4:48 pm

The Comrade wrote:starcraft 2 is really boring. battlefield 4 is...okay?

portal and fallout 3 for sure. give mirror's edge a try too.

there's also minecraft, space engineers, kerbal space program for some creative singleplayer games.

of course for RTS i recommend eu4 or crusader kings 2.

if you want to delve into the world of a failed franchise i'd recommend the first two assassin's creed games.


Well, starcraft 2 because I still fondly remember playing on battle.net, but the story looks like bullshit. Such a shame because the first actually had a great single player campaign..

Assassin's creed. :))
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Re: Getting back into gaming

Postby The Comrade » Wed Jun 18, 2014 4:50 pm

the story is shit and battle.net isn't much better. i'd recommend just playing broodwar again. if you want a classic RTS though i recommend rise of nations. has aged superbly.

and don't you mock Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad
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Re: Getting back into gaming

Postby broken robot » Wed Jun 18, 2014 4:56 pm

The Comrade wrote:the story is shit and battle.net isn't much better. i'd recommend just playing broodwar again. if you want a classic RTS though i recommend rise of nations. has aged superbly.

and don't you mock Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad


:-? You may very well have swayed me from making an error in purchase based on childhood nostalgia.

And I don't know who that guy is, but the game looks silly. Maybe that was your point. Much rather play Splinter Cell if I'm going to be sneaking around.

Oh, and I miss Ghost Recon. :( Any good Clancy/tactical FPS/spy games?
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Re: Getting back into gaming

Postby The Comrade » Wed Jun 18, 2014 4:58 pm

have you seen the first two? they're very good games. the ones after.....ugh

i know there's a new rainbow six game coming out this year. have no idea if it'll be shit like their last few though.
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Re: Getting back into gaming

Postby broken robot » Wed Jun 18, 2014 4:59 pm

The Comrade wrote:have you seen the first two? they're very good games. the ones after.....ugh

i know there's a new rainbow six game coming out this year. have no idea if it'll be shit like their last few though.


Wait so I should try them? Alright, I guess I can give the whole medieval/renaissance thing a try..
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Re: Getting back into gaming

Postby Spider » Wed Jun 18, 2014 4:59 pm

Personally, I thought SC2 and HotS were both terrific. Its getting dated, but I'm still looking forward to the third part of it.

You want something free and addictive, try Hearthstone.
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