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#123434 - 09/25/02 11:08 PM Re: Other pc game genres?
Advpuzlov Offline
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Adventure/Puzzle games, period. I hardly have time enough for those. I see no need to expand my horizons until I tire of them -- and I don't think that is likely in the near future.
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#123435 - 09/26/02 12:58 AM Re: Other pc game genres?
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Quote:
Originally posted by friedmonky:
Snowmoon,
You must install The Sims right now laugh It is more fun than you can imagine and it really is not difficult to play. As a matter of fact, the game has a built-in tutorial that explains everything. Just mess around with it and you will be having a great time.
Cool! I will put it on my list of "things to do this decade"! smile

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#123436 - 09/26/02 01:11 AM Re: Other pc game genres?
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I play adventure games or adventure/action hybrids ( wild wild west, In Cold Blood) for the most part.

But I also love jump and runs with some shooting like Indiana Jones and The IF, Tomb Raider ....

I like hybrids FSP's like Hitman, NOLF (such a great game!!), Medal of Honor, Max Payne. They are shooters - but they have strategy factors where you have time to plan your attack or approach. Also stealth elements. Medal of Honor probably had the shortest time to react - but I loved the intervening stuff and I got real good at saving and ducking.

I have started loving Grand Theft Auto and will be getting Vice City. I also thought Shenmue was great. Hmmm Final Fantasy 9. Some other console games as well.

I haven't really played many strategy games because I don't like the little tiny people part of them. But I do like the Gettysburgh series - probably just because it is military history based.

I like puzzle games like Pandora, Safecracker, Milo and such.

I havn't played many RPG's except Final Fantasy and I suppose Deus Ex, though I thought of that as more like a hybrid. The turn based fighting isn't my favorite thing.

I don't really like standard action FSP's except for a rare game of Doom.

Laura
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#123437 - 09/26/02 01:28 AM Re: Other pc game genres?
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Mostly adventure games for the past fifteen years or so, but I also love the later Might and Magic RPGs (6,7, and 8 - not 9)and tend to replay them every so often, when I want something a little faster paced. I have dabbled a bit with Diggles, and it is really cute (stategy). I didn't much care for the Sims, but the new Sims Unleashed has PETS, so I may have to give that a try. I also enjoy Alchemy, Bejeweled and Roller Coaster Tycoon - all addicting.
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#123438 - 09/26/02 01:41 AM Re: Other pc game genres?
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I play mainly adventure and RPG's. I will give just about any non hybrid single player RPG a try. I include puzzle games when I say adventure genre.

Other genres I like are

action-RPGs: Vampire, Deus Ex, etc

action/adventure: Outcast, Tomb Raider,etc

FPS's: Max Payne, NOLF, Alice, Undying, etc

Fantasy turn based strategy such as HOMM series and Disciples I like but rarely have the time to play them. RPG's are very time consuming.

Games like The Sims and Roller coaster tycoon I have but haven't even started them.

Laura: You mentioned Grand Theft Auto 3. How much of the game is driving and how much is on foot. I do have the game. Do you have a wheel. I find the keyboard and mouse do not work very well for driving.
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#123439 - 09/26/02 03:34 AM Re: Other pc game genres?
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I enjoy all types of games except RPG:s, which I don´t care for at all. Most of them are too pompous and pretentious for my taste and they are often too long for me even to THINK about completing. If Deus Ex is an RPG (which I don´t think it is really) that´s the only one I´ve played trough and enjoyed.

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#123440 - 09/26/02 06:32 AM Re: Other pc game genres?
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I enjoy all types of games as well, as far as a favorite, I really cant say, but I can say that my "least" favorite are just plain action, its rare that I play those. And If I do its on a console system. laugh
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#123441 - 09/26/02 09:37 AM Re: Other pc game genres?
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Zanthia,

That is a great point about GTA. Most of it's driving - or in my case, I should say crashing and grabbing new cars. laugh I have been playing it on the PS2 - but looked at it for PC. A steering wheel would make a remarkable difference in the game play. Or at least the number of times you have to reload to finish jobs. This is going to sound dense, but do they make wheels to use with the PS2?

The new sequel looks even more amazing. Twice the game environment, internal locations, substantially enhanced AI on the NPC's and in particular gangs and such.

Laura
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#123442 - 09/26/02 02:15 PM Re: Other pc game genres?
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Come on, let's keep this one going! Anyone else care to share the other types of PC games that they play?
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#123443 - 09/26/02 04:25 PM Re: Other pc game genres?
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I've become a total RPG freak, in addition to my first love of adventures. I've mostly played "American" style RPGs, but have lately been learning to play the VERY different Japanese RPGs.

I love any kind of Adventure or RPG hybrid, with the exception of lame action/adventures. Those have to be pretty darned good to get my attention.

I'll play some action games, both 1st and 3rd person, if they have something "extra" -- either a really great story (Star Trek Voyager Elite Force) or amazing design (American McGee's Alice) or incredible technical wizardry (Max Payne) or a very strong mission structure.

I'm a fiend for the almost unclassifiable Thief games, and I think any adventure player who doesn't give these two incredible titles a try is needlessly missing a profoundly great game experience.

I love puzzle games, but don't play them much. I hugely admire Pandora's Box. I played and enjoyed all the Jewels games.

I love turned based strategy as well. LOVE Heroes of Might and Magic.

I'm interested in any game that tries to think out of the "genre" box (Deus Ex, the first System Shock, Outcast).

I've tried, but just don't have the right kind of brain to play Real Time Strategy games. I wish I did, because there's a lot of great ones out there.

I'm not interested in God Games (SimBathroom, SimUniverse, SimGirdle, the Sims) or Create and Empire and Take Over the World games (Civilization, Caesar, Tropico, Roller Coaster Tycoon).

I'm not interested in flight or driving simulators or any kind of sports games (what a surprise!).

As it is, I like so many different kind of games that my life is a constant misery of playing catch up. If only someone would agree to support me so I could sit and game on my 8 platforms (PC, GameBoy Advance, XBox, GameCube, PS2, Nintento, Super Nintendo, Nintendo 64) for 8 to 12 hours a day as God intended, I would be happy. IS THAT SO WRONG?!?!?!
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#123444 - 09/26/02 07:02 PM Re: Other pc game genres?
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My favorite...Adventure Games but I really enjoy puzzle games lie Pandora's Box, Brain Games and Jeweles of the Oracle. I also like the online games Alchemy, Collapse and others. I also love FreeCell and I have Mega Solitaire loaded up so if I just want to play something quick I pick a favorite from one of a couple hundred. eek

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#123445 - 09/27/02 02:42 AM Re: Other pc game genres?
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Laura: Well that is me too constantly crashing the car. There are wheels for the PSX2 you can buy but they aren't cheap. If I was playing on the pSX I know I would be even crashing more than I do on the PC.

Ray: At the rate you are going you will soon surpass me in the number of RPG's played.
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#123446 - 09/27/02 08:48 AM Re: Other pc game genres?
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Zanthia,

You are dead on about the price on wheels for the console. I priced them last night - 59.00 to 99.00 Sounds too much for 2 games. I might just have to get better the hard way. Hey crash and drive is a way to get places - right? laugh

Laura
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#123447 - 09/27/02 09:31 AM Re: Other pc game genres?
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Laura,

Don't know how feasible this is where you live but I've seen wheels and gamepads and joysticks by the shelf full in the local Goodwill stores in my area. For like, 3 bucks each.

Mike

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#123448 - 09/27/02 12:03 PM Re: Other pc game genres?
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Nice to see a lot of you have varying tastes. I also play quite a few shooters. Started back with Doom 1. My normal routine is to play an adventure game then switch to a shooter, back and forth so I don't get bored. Some of my favorite shooters are NOLF, Half-Life, Max Payne. I played a RTS called Command and Conquer: Red Alert 2 for a long time with some friends online. That game was great but only if you can have some online competition. I am thinking of starting up Medal of Honer Allied Assault or Aliens vs. Predator 2 pretty soon here while I play Broken Sword 2.
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