My Game Queue

Last time I posted my game queue here I got some good suggestions. Seeing how I just finished Mass Effect 2, I figured I might as well do it again. As you can see, I the current list is considerably shorter than it was the last time. I made a pretty big dent in it, and now I’m fishing around for new options. This is where you come in. Post recommendations in the comments!

  • Fallout New Vegas
  • Dragon Age Origins: Awakening
  • Borderlands
  • The Witcher
  • Overlord
  • Prince of Persia
  • Mount & Blade
  • Gothic 3
  • Neverwinter Nights 2 (maybe)

I was thinking about trying either The Witcher or Borderlands next. Then again, I’ll probably break down, reinstall Dragon Age and play awakening. As I’m writing this, the game is not out yet, but when you read it it will already be on the store shelves, barring unexpected delays. Then I’ll do the Witcher… If Fallout 3: New Vegas does not come out first.

I’m not sure if I’ll like borderlands – I hear it’s light on story and huge on MMO type combat with re spawning enemies and classic “kill 10 rats” missions. Anyone has an opinion on this?

Any suggestions for good RPG games (or anything with decent story for that matter) would be appreciated.

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9 Responses to My Game Queue

  1. k00pa FINLAND Mozilla Firefox Windows Terminalist says:

    I like to play fps games more, so I am not good at recommending RPG games.

    Torchlight doesn’t have very good story, but it is very good hack&slash.

    (kinda fun to see your old post on the related posts (“what games are you playing right now?”) and then finding my old comment on it :P

    So I will also recommend to try batmud if you are anyway interested in it.)

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  2. Zel FRANCE Mozilla Firefox Windows Terminalist says:

    The Witcher is a good game and I’d like to get the opinion of someone who read the books it is based on. They’re here on my to-read list, any suggestion as to which one I should start with ?

    If you’re planning to play Neverwinter Nights 2, you should go straight to Mask of the Betrayer and skip the Original Campaign. The OC isn’t bad, but the expansion is much better, both in terms of story and gameplay.

    FO: New Vegas won’t be out for a while, and from what I’ve seen (I haven’t purchased it) DA:O:Awakening is short and pales in comparison with the orignal, so I wouldn’t bother.

    Gothic 3 is good, and finally stable with the community patches, but if you haven’t played it I’d recommend Gothic 2 instead. It’s just better in every aspect except graphics. For a good recent alternative, Risen is quite nice, although the world is smaller and the game more linear in its later parts.

    As far as suggestions go, I might be insisting a little but I’d still recommend playing Fallout 1 & 2. I realize they may be hard to get into at first as they don’t hold your hand nearly as much as games do now, but it’s really worth it once you get started. I’ve been replaying Arcanum recently and it’s as good as ever, so you should give this one a try if you haven’t. Planescape : Torment has an excellent story and should be at the top of your list if that’s what you’re looking for in a game.

    You could give Warhammer 40000: Dawn of War 2 a chance for its single player campaign (or online play if you enjoy defeat), even if you don’t like RTS, as this one is far away from the usual conventions : no base building, very limited units, levels and lots of different way to customize and play each unit, different gear to equip, etc… The story is quite generic but better than most games out there, and the setting itself is great.

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  3. Chrissy UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Mac OS says:

    I enjoyed Borderlands, but I like about any FPS. I really likes the animation – kind of a cell-shading style, and the storyline had some amusing parts. But yeah, the enemy respawning can be a bit of a pain

    My husband didn’t enjoy it as much, I know one thing he was hoping for was the ability to mod weapons. It’s really just chance of coming upon an awesome weapon that you’re looking for.

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  4. Chrissy UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Mac OS says:

    Also, I didn’t play much of Borderlands Co-op, but I hear that’s the way to go.

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  5. Luke Maciak UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Windows Terminalist says:

    @ k00pa:

    I like FPS games too – especially ones with good stories. Any recommendations from that genre? I mean, other than Portal 2 which is like 7 years away in Valve time. :)

    @ Zel:

    My brother beat Fallout 2 recently and he loved it. I am tempted to pick it up from GoG and give it a whirl.

    Oh and I tried Planescape some time ago and I was trying to get it to work with the wide screen mod but was unsuccessful because my game was not a legit copy – I sort of gave up on it. Once again – I’m contemplating picking up the GoG version and giving it a whirl again.

    Btw, will the GoG version run on Vista 64 bit? Anyone had luck with that version and the wide screen mod?

    @ Chrissy:

    That’s what I heard too, but I’m an anti-social recluse so I doubt I will be playing much of co-op. :P

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  6. k00pa FINLAND Mozilla Firefox Windows Terminalist says:

    @ Luke Maciak:

    Yeah. Portal of course. And all other valve games, but you have all of those allready most likely…

    I am currenlty playing bad company 2, its great multiplayer game, but the single player campaing is boring, so don’t buy it as single player game.

    What I really recommend to try is Penumbra Overture/Black plague. Those are awesome indie games.

    Penumbra is horror/adventure/puzzle game. And so far it is one of my favorite games. And best horror game I have played. You can get both from steam for 20e. I HIGHLY recommend to try it.

    I think that there is couple of demos flying around the internet for those games.

    Also, the dawn of war 2 that Zel recommended is a great rts game.

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  7. Zel FRANCE Mozilla Firefox Windows Terminalist says:

    @ Luke Maciak: I don’t think GoG has Planescape : Torment for sale, same for any game using TSR/Wizards of the Coast settings. That’s a problem with games taking place in non-original universes, the licencing becomes a real mess.

    Anyway, I also played it on a non-legit copy (a simple 2CD rip) and didn’t have any trouble with the widescreen mod. I can confirm it works on both Vista and XP.

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  8. Luke Maciak UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Windows Terminalist says:

    @ k00pa:

    Penumbra does look interesting. Thanks!

    @ Zel:

    You are right. They don’t. I thought they did, but I guess I was looking at Arcanum instead. Oh well. I think I still might have that CD rip somewhere. I may dig it out and try it again – I never really got far in the game cause I was frustrated with the mod not working and having to play in ultra low resolution. I guess in worst case scenario I can just play in windowed mode.

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  9. Luke Maciak UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Windows Terminalist says:

    Zel wrote:

    The Witcher is a good game and I’d like to get the opinion of someone who read the books it is based on. They’re here on my to-read list, any suggestion as to which one I should start with ?

    Well, I haven’t read the whole cycle. I read a lot of the short stories, the first two novels, and then another novel from the the middle of the series. So yeah… From what I heard the game happens after the events depicted in the novels.

    I think that chronologically the way to read these books is this:

    The Last Wish (Collection of short stories)
    Blood of Elves (first novel)
    Times of Contempt
    Baptism of Fire
    The Swallow’s Tower
    Lady of the Lake

    Sapkowski is a decent writer – his style is solid, his stories usually make sense and etc… At the end of the day though, he writes pretty standard hack and slash fantasy. The books don’t necessarily blow your mind or anything – they are entertaining though.

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