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Old 12-27-2011, 10:29 AM   #1
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Now that the computer parts are ordered, I need to find some good single player games. Unfortunately, out here in the country I have no high speed internet. My two options are my wife's tethered phone which gives me about 130K download or satellite.

I can get up to 2MBS download, 300K upload on satellite but that's $109/mo. On top of that the latency is bad. Due to 45 miles each way, it's 500ms which will kill online gaming so I'll have to be content with single player stuff.

So, what's good?

One that I'm getting for sure is Amnesia-The Dark Descent.

What about shoot-em-ups?

Halo?
COD? Does this suck single player?

The thing that I liked about computer over x box or the like is Steam games are cheap. They had Aliens vs Predator for $3.99. Even if you play it for a few days that's cheap.
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Doom

GTA4 was a lot of fun.
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Mafia 2 is pretty good. Also, in case you've been living under a rock for the past couple months you'll know that people are obsessing over Skyrim.
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Also, in case you've been living under a rock for the past couple months you'll know that people are obsessing over Skyrim.
I did see that and originally had it on my list but now I'm not so sure, given the immense amount of time required to gain experience, etc. Plus it's that magic-y stuff. I'm more of the future-space-apocalypse type of thing but who knows. I spent every Sunday playing DnD back in college in the 80's.
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The new batman game. Anything by the company SimBin
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Skyrim.
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new batman game, skyrim, new deus ex game. lots of good single player games lately.
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In this order
Skyrim, Saints row 3, Batman arkham city, The witcher 2

This will help, Only top 10 of the year list i trust. (notice cod and bf3 did not make the top 10)
http://www.gametrailers.com/video/to...wattack/725347
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Now that the computer parts are ordered, I need to find some good single player games. Unfortunately, out here in the country I have no high speed internet. My two options are my wife's tethered phone which gives me about 130K download or satellite.

I can get up to 2MBS download, 300K upload on satellite but that's $109/mo. On top of that the latency is bad. Due to 45 miles each way, it's 500ms which will kill online gaming so I'll have to be content with single player stuff.

So, what's good?

One that I'm getting for sure is Amnesia-The Dark Descent.

What about shoot-em-ups?

Halo?
COD? Does this suck single player?

The thing that I liked about computer over x box or the like is Steam games are cheap. They had Aliens vs Predator for $3.99. Even if you play it for a few days that's cheap.
Morrowind is superb, if you want something newer, Oblivion is by far better than Skyrim at capturing the Elder Scrolls' original formula.

If you like RPGs, I liked the original Neverwinter Nights.

Alpha protocol was a good mixture between RPG and 1st/3rd person shooter, but its not always shiny and has some really odd limitations to it.

Mass Effect 2 was great.
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Morrowind is superb, if you want something newer, Oblivion is by far better than Skyrim at capturing the Elder Scrolls' original formula.

Alpha protocol was a good mixture between RPG and 1st/3rd person shooter, but its not always shiny and has some really odd limitations to it.
Skyrim has the best leveling / skill system to date and I am only 20 or so hours in and already like it better then oblivion. Alpha pro was a pile of failed ****.


on a side note

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Go for the older RPGs. I'm playing Dragon Age right now. You can get the entire set with all expansions for about $30 online.

Morrowind and Neverwinter Nights are also both good.
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Skyrim has the best leveling / skill system to date and I am only 20 or so hours in and already like it better then oblivion. Alpha pro was a pile of failed ****.


on a side note

I am not a big Oblivion fan either, but I certainly don't like Skyrim's leveling system at all.
I am not arguing about its streamline/easy of use, but its pretty lame and cookie cutter compared to Morrowind's leveling system.

Morrowind = Open-world RPG
Skyrim = Conventional RPG with a million and one things to do.

Alpha protocol was pretty annoying, but the concept was good enough that I got most of the way through it before calling it quits. About the same thing happened with Dragon Age 2, because that game sucked ***** compared to DA.

Anyways, if Morrowind could provide food and sexual pleasures, I am pretty sure some people would never stop playing that game. ******* massive, especially with the expansions.
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Do you have data limits on that cell phone? Serious Sam 3: BFE is awesome but only available through Steam ($30 right now).
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Do you have data limits on that cell phone? Serious Sam 3: BFE is awesome but only available through Steam ($30 right now).
No data limits but right now I'm compiling a list of must-haves. The guy building the computer has my Steam account and is going to buy, download and install them for me. I'll just have to authenticate.

Buying so far:

The Orange Box - It's only $10 and gets me Portal, Half Life 2, HL2 EP1, HL2 EP2

Amnesia-The Dark Descent

Remember, just because it's older doesn't mean anything to me. I haven't seen any of these before. Anything in the last 4-5 years is fine.
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Amnesia-The Dark Descent.
I was just coming in to post this. Easily the most frightening game ever made. True to survivor horror roots.
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Im playing Oblivion right now on xbox. It took me 3 times but I finally got into it.
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I was just coming in to post this. Easily the most frightening game ever made. True to survivor horror roots.
LOL, I started watching a "Let's Play", maybe watched an hour, but had to stop as I didn't want to ruin it.

Have you played much or finished it?
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are you into rpg story style games? If so, anything and everything made by bio-ware should be on your list.
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I'm probably going to stay away from the rpg stuff, at least for now. Everyone tells me that I need to do Skyrim but it appears to be more of a commitment than I am willing to make, at least at this juncture. My last video game was Defender on Atari 2600, so I have about 25 years' worth of stuff to go through.
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Well, I'm still going to have to recommend the mass effect series. They are rpg'ish, but what really stands out is the cinematic experience they provide. Knights of the Old Republic series is much the same, but I find mass effect more polished (kinda like beta vs final). Both are great story tellers.
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