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#165144 - 06/25/07 01:23 PM Am I the only one irritated by today's gaming choices?
action9026 Offline
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I don't get it. I really don't. There has to be others out there like me. ( Cue Twilight Zone music )

Sports? Nah. FPS? Nah. RPG? Nah. MYST? Nah. I've tried. I've tried to like these games. I have purchased them with an open mind thinking... ' Since they make SO many of them, I must be missing something.'

So what games do I like? Pretty ones. Fun ones. Games that I can take my time on. Games where I am excited to solve a problem or puzzle because I know I'm going to the next place on my journey and see how beautiful it is.

Call it fluff. Call them 'girly'. Call them whatever you want... just make more! I keep hearing all about the number of women gamers multiplying. I know there are different kinds of women that enjoy different kinds of games. Plenty of women love shooters and RPG's and sports games. Plenty of us like beautiful adventure games also that are not centered around horror. I like a good scary game as much as the next person. I also LOVED 'Dreamfall' and 'Ugly Prince Duckling'. I, like many, MANY women also have control of the checkbook. My finger itches to 'add to cart' but there aren't many games for me to add.

'TLJ' and 'Dreamfall' were huge hits. Now, I have no idea how much profit they brought in, maybe not much. I'm wondering why there haven't been many games made since then that are comparible. I can't count how many clones MYST has had. I know people will chime in with 'Syberia', which was fine.. but not exactly what I'm talking about. It seems that most upcoming games are based around horror. I'm still excited for them.. and will preorder as soon as it's possible to do so, but I'm still waiting for more games catered to more of what I enjoy.

I really enjoyed Noone Lives Forever 1 & 2. How come no games out like that recently? That had a great mix of adventure AND action to the point that I didn't mind.. and really kind of enjoyed.. shooting crazy enemies. ( Even if Austin Powers was living in my head during that entire game )

Anyhoo... not a rant. not a gripe. Just wondering why if there are more women gamers today than ever.. why are there no woman games? I've read posts where women are hopping mad that they are 'stereotyped' into some 'pink' catagory and offended that we as women can't enjoy a little Rainbow Six action. Well... I'll take that catagory. I'll admit to wanting the fluffy game. I'll end this with a little plea... As more and more women join the gaming community.. don't forget THIS woman that willingly places herself in the 'girly game' catagory.
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#165158 - 06/25/07 01:52 PM Re: Am I the only one irritated by today's gaming choices? [Re: action9026]
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Hi action9026
If you liked 'TLJ' and 'Dreamfall' maybe 'The Sacred Rings' is a game to suggest. That has several area's to explore, puzzles and it looks quite beautiful.
If you love to see much more of these type of games which are not finished the same day you started it, so do I. wave

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#165165 - 06/25/07 02:00 PM Re: Am I the only one irritated by today's gaming choices? [Re: Dineke]
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Hiya Dineke!

I tried the Sacred Rings 1 & 2. Sacred Rings 2 was alright. Not quite my cup of tea, however. I'm hoping I get out of this funk with Dead Reefs and Anacapri. smile
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#165181 - 06/25/07 02:31 PM Re: Am I the only one irritated by today's gaming choices? [Re: action9026]
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I'm not really sure what you're looking for, since you've made a category with TLJ and Dreamfall but Syberia doesn't fit it. Have you played Keepsake? Since you don't mind some action, how about Beyond Good and Evil? Zanzarah?
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#165298 - 06/25/07 06:21 PM Re: Am I the only one irritated by today's gaming choices? [Re: nickie]
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I am not sure either just what kind of games you are looking for. If you have read and liked the Anne McCaffrey Dragonrider series (15 or more?) then you might like to try the Dragonriders of Pern - a bit of action in it, since I love the Dragonrider books I loved the game too.
Love, Betty Lou


Edited by Betty Lou Brewer Jones (06/25/07 06:21 PM)
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#165306 - 06/25/07 06:35 PM Re: Am I the only one irritated by today's gaming choices? [Re: Betty Lou]
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I can't believe you put Myst in the list with Sports and RPG's!
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#165562 - 06/26/07 07:59 AM Re: Am I the only one irritated by today's gaming choices? [Re: Tomer]
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Yeah, that (adding Myst to the mix) kind of threw me too in trying to determine what action9026 might like.
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#165655 - 06/26/07 10:51 AM Re: Am I the only one irritated by today's gaming choices? [Re: joanieS]
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I knew I'd catch some flack for adding MYST in there. LOL

My post was really more of a.. well.. just a post. putting my thoughts on paper ( or monitor ). I wasn't fishing for suggestions I promise! It was more of a question as to why there aren't more... lighthearted might be a good word for it. Yeah.. lighthearted games out there that are full size games and not casual. I know my friends and I eat that stuff up.

Anyhoo... just my thoughts!
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#165665 - 06/26/07 11:19 AM Re: Am I the only one irritated by today's gaming choices? [Re: action9026]
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There's plenty of variety out there, get yourself to Fry's Electronics store. There's so many genres there you can go blind.
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#165671 - 06/26/07 11:35 AM Re: Am I the only one irritated by today's gaming choices? [Re: Yankee Clipper]
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Ah, lighthearted, that makes this just fun. But how can you post a thread like this without expecting to get suggestions from all us fun gaming people? And I have another one, or perhaps a question for you - did you play Around The World in 80 Days? If so did you like it, did you have FUN? I did, and have played it again and again about 4 or 5 times. May pull it out again soon and replay it again...just a FUN game with some puzzles - don't know if you could say any of my suggestions are made for males or females, that doesn't seem to 'lean' me towards or away from any specific games. Have fun! Have a great day too.
Love, BEtty Lou
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#165758 - 06/26/07 03:26 PM Re: Am I the only one irritated by today's gaming choices? [Re: Betty Lou]
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Oh, fun games! I don't play those! rotfl
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#165848 - 06/26/07 06:24 PM Re: Am I the only one irritated by today's gaming choices? [Re: nickie]
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Hi smile

FUN games ??

How on earth will any of us ever agree as to what constitutes FUN ??

Nickie must have a recipe though - because she doesn't play them .... razz]

lol lol lol

Cheers.

Mad wave razz
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#166111 - 06/27/07 09:05 AM Re: Am I the only one irritated by today's gaming choices? [Re: Mad]
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<sigh>

Ok I'm a bit slow.

But I *am* playing Post Mortem and almost put my fist through the monitor because the doorman wouldn't recognize my sketch of the suspect for the bazillionth time.

:):):):):)


Edited by BrownEyedTigre (06/27/07 09:10 AM)
Edit Reason: changed a word
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#166222 - 06/27/07 01:26 PM Re: Am I the only one irritated by today's gaming choices? [Re: action9026]
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Hi action9026 smile

You and sixty thousand others !! Including me !!

rotfl

Cheers.

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#166241 - 06/27/07 01:58 PM Re: Am I the only one irritated by today's gaming choices? [Re: Mad]
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I think there are some things we can all agree are "not fun."
Like a certain painting puzzle.

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