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Author:   Shinobi_razor
Date:   Aug 04, 10 at 11:55pm (PST)
Subject:   WHAT GAME SHOULD I BUY? Episode 3: Revenge of the Nerds
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: BEST RECENT GAME :

ROCK BAND 3
(Best Recent Game is the highest rated game of the past year)


: 5 NEXT BEST GAMES (any genre and year) :
BIOSHOCK
ORANGE BOX
CALL OF DUTY 4
GEARS OF WAR
HALO 3



ACTION
1st - Batman: Arkham Asylum, Grand Theft Auto 4 (with all DLC scores)
2nd - Bayonetta
3rd - Assassin's Creed Brotherhood, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (XBLA)
4th - Red Dead Redemption (with all DLC scores)
5th - Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light (XBLA)

FIGHTING
1st - Street Fighter 4
2nd - Super Street Fighter 4
3rd - Virtua Fighter 5
4th - Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix (XBLA)
5th - BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger

MUSIC/RHYTHM
1st - Rock Band 3
2nd - Guitar Hero 2, Rock Band, Rock Band 2
3rd - Beatles: Rock Band
4th - DJ Hero 2
5th - Guitar Hero 3, Guitar Hero 5

RACING
1st - Forza Motorsport 3
2nd - Forza Motorsport 2
3rd - Burnout Revenge, Burnout Paradise Ultimate Box
4th - Need For Speed Hot Pursuit
5th - Project Gotham Racing 3

RPG/ADVENTURE
1st - Oblivion (with all DLC scores)
2nd - Secret of Monkey Island SE (XBLA), Shadow Complex (XBLA)
3rd - Fallout: New Vegas, Mass Effect 2 (with all DLC scores)
4th - Enslaved, Torchlight (XBLA)
5th - Dragon Age 2

RTS/STRATEGY
1st - Plants vs Zombies (XBLA)
2nd - Civilization Revolution
3rd - Defense Grid (XBLA), Halo Wars
4th - Command & Conquer 3 (with all DLC scores), Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth 2
5th - Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3

SHOOTER
1st - Bioshock, Orange Box
2nd - Call of Duty 4, Gears of War, Halo 3
3rd - Halo Reach
4th - Geometry Wars 2 (XBLA), Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter
5th - Call of Duty 2, Dead Space

SPORTS
1st - NBA 2K11
2nd - FIFA Soccer/Football 11, NHL 09, NHL 10, NHL 11
3rd - FIFA Soccer/Football 09, Fight Night Round 4
4th - Fight Night Round 3, Fight Night Champion, NCAA Football 11, skate
5th - NHL 08

OTHER
1st - Pac-Man Championship Edition DX (XBLA)
2nd - Braid (XBLA)
3rd - Limbo (XBLA), Portal: Still Alive (XBLA), Super Meat Boy (XBLA)
4th - Peggle (combined with Peggle Nights) (XBLA), Rez HD (XBLA)
5th - Pinball FX2 (XBLA)


[scores are taken from Metacritic]




Author:   Shinobi_razor
Date:   Aug 04, 10 at 11:55pm (PST)
Subject:   re: WHAT GAME SHOULD I BUY? Episode 3: Revenge of the Nerds
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last thread:

quote Otacon MGS
Might give dragon age a shot as well. Wait its 3 discs!?, wasn't lost odyssey the same too?
quote Shinobi_razor
^ just to clarify since you started talking about Dragon Age: Dragon Age is 1 for the main game and some of the DLC is on separate discs such as Awakening (or you can download it off Live). Blue Dragon yes is 3 discs, Lost Odyssey is 4. ive heard Blue Dragon can be completed in like 100-125 hours, and though i havent played it, Lost Odyssey is probably longer.




Author:   screamingabdabs
Date:   Aug 07, 10 at 11:27am (PST)
Subject:   re: WHAT GAME SHOULD I BUY? Episode 3: Revenge of the Nerds
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Lost Odyssey is a good game, but the cutscenes are too long sometimes.



Author:   Drummaboy
Date:   Aug 09, 10 at 9:06pm (PST)
Subject:   re: WHAT GAME SHOULD I BUY? Episode 3: Revenge of the Nerds
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How's Borderlands? It seems pretty cool, but I'd rather make sure it's good before I buy it.



Author:   Star of Spurs
Date:   Aug 09, 10 at 9:16pm (PST)
Subject:   re: WHAT GAME SHOULD I BUY? Episode 3: Revenge of the Nerds
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quote Drummaboy
How's Borderlands? It seems pretty cool, but I'd rather make sure it's good before I buy it.
With friends: Fun
Your own: Boring.



Author:   screamingabdabs
Date:   Aug 10, 10 at 11:41am (PST)
Subject:   re: WHAT GAME SHOULD I BUY? Episode 3: Revenge of the Nerds
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I agree, it sucks on your own. It's like Fallout 3, but with no storyline at all



Author:   Drummaboy
Date:   Aug 10, 10 at 2:50pm (PST)
Subject:   re: WHAT GAME SHOULD I BUY? Episode 3: Revenge of the Nerds
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Alright, I'm glad I asked before buying it.



Author:   Reason
Date:   Aug 10, 10 at 2:58pm (PST)
Subject:   re: WHAT GAME SHOULD I BUY? Episode 3: Revenge of the Nerds
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quote screamingabdabs
Lost Odyssey is a good game, but the cutscenes are too long sometimes.
Can't they just be skipped?

What is Blue Dragon like, is it a fairly standard JRPG?



Author:   screamingabdabs
Date:   Aug 10, 10 at 8:28pm (PST)
Subject:   re: WHAT GAME SHOULD I BUY? Episode 3: Revenge of the Nerds
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Yes you can skip them, but you would be missing out on most of the storyline.

Blue Dragon is a good RPG, quite lengthy.



Author:   Tf916
Date:   Aug 10, 10 at 9:46pm (PST)
Subject:   re: WHAT GAME SHOULD I BUY? Episode 3: Revenge of the Nerds
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Good Job on the list!

I am having fun with the DLC for GTAIV *TLATD/TBOGT.



Author:   andrei0635
Date:   Aug 11, 10 at 2:19am (PST)
Subject:   re: WHAT GAME SHOULD I BUY? Episode 3: Revenge of the Nerds
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Hello i have 4000msp and i dont know what to spend on

i Already have:

Braid
Limbo
Castlevania:SOTN
Geometry Wars 1
Megaman 10
The Secret of Monkey Island: SE
Chime
I Ma3d 4 g4me w1th Zomb13s
The Impossible Game
Impossible Shoota
Mine Dig Deep
and another indie game

Notes: I don't spend money on additional content wich should be in the game in first place (a.k.a DLC's), and im not a Multiplayer Person, since i dont have a ADSL connection

Plz give me some advices of the best games on XBLA



Author:   Shinobi_razor
Date:   Aug 11, 10 at 4:22am (PST)
Subject:   re: WHAT GAME SHOULD I BUY? Episode 3: Revenge of the Nerds
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since youve got Monkey Island 1, might as well get MI2, unless you just hated it (impossible!). Monkey Island is one of the best game series of all time. i can not wait to see if they bring Monkey Island 3 to XBLA which i think is probably the best game in the series.

and if you like those, there is also the Sam & Max games which are very close to the same thing, only a different setting.

a few other things you might like:
Megaman 9 (since you have 10)
Geometry Wars 2 (since you have 1)
Shadow Complex (great action/adventure game. its a 2.5D side scroller, meaning gameplay is 2D but you can interact with things in the back and foregrounds)
Marvel vs Capcom 2 (required if you like fighting games. for some reason it doesnt have a high enough Meta score to be on my list but its an almost perfect port of the 10 year old classic)
Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix (also a good choice if you like fighters)
Worms 2 Armageddon (great turn based action game where you control little worms and get to use awesome weapons on each other. DO NOT buy regular Worms, W2A is 100x better)
Portal Still Alive (awesome first person puzzle game. is a part of Orange Box, so if you have that no need to get this, but if not i recommend it)
TMNT 1989/Turtles in Time Re-shelled (while i cannot personally recommend Turtles in Time because of my personal hatred of how they changed the original version, both are essentially good 4 player pick-up-and-play games)
Trials HD (its not my cup of tea, but if you like racing or motorcycle tricks and things, youd probably love this game)



Author:   andrei0635
Date:   Aug 11, 10 at 12:12pm (PST)
Subject:   re: WHAT GAME SHOULD I BUY? Episode 3: Revenge of the Nerds
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quote Shinobi_razor
since youve got Monkey Island 1, might as well get MI2, unless you just hated it (impossible!). Monkey Island is one of the best game series of all time. i can not wait to see if they bring Monkey Island 3 to XBLA which i think is probably the best game in the series.

and if you like those, there is also the Sam & Max games which are very close to the same thing, only a different setting.

a few other things you might like:
Megaman 9 (since you have 10)
Geometry Wars 2 (since you have 1)
Shadow Complex (great action/adventure game. its a 2.5D side scroller, meaning gameplay is 2D but you can interact with things in the back and foregrounds)
Marvel vs Capcom 2 (required if you like fighting games. for some reason it doesnt have a high enough Meta score to be on my list but its an almost perfect port of the 10 year old classic)
Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix (also a good choice if you like fighters)
Worms 2 Armageddon (great turn based action game where you control little worms and get to use awesome weapons on each other. DO NOT buy regular Worms, W2A is 100x better)
Portal Still Alive (awesome first person puzzle game. is a part of Orange Box, so if you have that no need to get this, but if not i recommend it)
TMNT 1989/Turtles in Time Re-shelled (while i cannot personally recommend Turtles in Time because of my personal hatred of how they changed the original version, both are essentially good 4 player pick-up-and-play games)
Trials HD (its not my cup of tea, but if you like racing or motorcycle tricks and things, youd probably love this game)

This message was edited by Shinobi_razor on Aug 10 2010.
I already had Sam&Max and Worms 2 on PC

I might buy Shadow Complex and Portal: Still Alive (i have The Orange Box, and Portal is awesome).
I suck at megaman and Geometry Wars so i will not buy another game till i get better at them
Im not much of fightning games, since i only have 1 remote so SSF2THDR, MVsC and TMNT is not for me
I already tried Trials HD games-like on flash and it's not my game-type
I'll buy Monkey Island 2, but i'll only buy it after i pass the first one, i bought the 1st yesterday

If someone has more suggestions, i still have 1600points to spend



Author:   DragonMaster Dyne
Date:   Aug 11, 10 at 1:39pm (PST)
Subject:   re: WHAT GAME SHOULD I BUY? Episode 3: Revenge of the Nerds
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quote Reason
What is Blue Dragon like, is it a fairly standard JRPG?
Yeah. Blue Dragon is basically your standard JRPG. It's turn-based action with characters set up on the battlefield in the front row, or back row. (Back row raises defense but obviously weakens attack). You use your "Shadow creatures" to attack, or magic is available. It's nothing too crazy.

Blue Dragon is one of my favorite RPGs of this generation though. A warning: It can be very childish, in both animation and dialogue. The story is still entertaining enough, and the combat was a blast for me. Lots of areas to explore, but no that the game is not very difficult.




Author:   screamingabdabs
Date:   Aug 11, 10 at 6:40pm (PST)
Subject:   re: WHAT GAME SHOULD I BUY? Episode 3: Revenge of the Nerds
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quote andrei0635
quote Shinobi_razor
since youve got Monkey Island 1, might as well get MI2, unless you just hated it (impossible!). Monkey Island is one of the best game series of all time. i can not wait to see if they bring Monkey Island 3 to XBLA which i think is probably the best game in the series.

and if you like those, there is also the Sam & Max games which are very close to the same thing, only a different setting.

a few other things you might like:
Megaman 9 (since you have 10)
Geometry Wars 2 (since you have 1)
Shadow Complex (great action/adventure game. its a 2.5D side scroller, meaning gameplay is 2D but you can interact with things in the back and foregrounds)
Marvel vs Capcom 2 (required if you like fighting games. for some reason it doesnt have a high enough Meta score to be on my list but its an almost perfect port of the 10 year old classic)
Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix (also a good choice if you like fighters)
Worms 2 Armageddon (great turn based action game where you control little worms and get to use awesome weapons on each other. DO NOT buy regular Worms, W2A is 100x better)
Portal Still Alive (awesome first person puzzle game. is a part of Orange Box, so if you have that no need to get this, but if not i recommend it)
TMNT 1989/Turtles in Time Re-shelled (while i cannot personally recommend Turtles in Time because of my personal hatred of how they changed the original version, both are essentially good 4 player pick-up-and-play games)
Trials HD (its not my cup of tea, but if you like racing or motorcycle tricks and things, youd probably love this game)

This message was edited by Shinobi_razor on Aug 10 2010.
I already had Sam&Max and Worms 2 on PC

I might buy Shadow Complex and Portal: Still Alive (i have The Orange Box, and Portal is awesome).
I suck at megaman and Geometry Wars so i will not buy another game till i get better at them
Im not much of fightning games, since i only have 1 remote so SSF2THDR, MVsC and TMNT is not for me
I already tried Trials HD games-like on flash and it's not my game-type
I'll buy Monkey Island 2, but i'll only buy it after i pass the first one, i bought the 1st yesterday

If someone has more suggestions, i still have 1600points to spend
Try Splosion Man, Hydro Thunder Hurricane and Snoopy Flying Ace. All great games.


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