Alright, sooooooo.... Its been while since I posted anything on these forums. I've lost a lot of interest in CoD since BO2 and... haven't really been do much at all since then. I finally ascended towards pc ownership a few months ago, so thats great, but I have no idea which games are really worth getting. I currently have Civ5, skyrim, dota2, total war attila, dying light, and Cod AW already on my steam account, so that rules them out.
So basically, I need more games and there no one else's advice I'll listen to more then the den bros/furries. I don't care what genre the games are, just as long as they are good. Reasons of course too plz thnx.
It should definitely be worth noting that TF2 and PoE are Free to Play. On the topic of F2P World of Warcraft and Dungeons and Dragons Online are both competent F2P MMOs if you're into that sort of thing. In case it hasn't been said yet MMOs are really grindy.
Ooh! Zombies! Killing Floor is a PC exclusive zombie shooter. It's a relatively low-budget FPS. You and up to 5 other guys run around a map smacking down zombies; as those 10 waves come along the enemies become bigger as your guns get bigger. Then everyone belts down, throws all their money into a giant pot, and takes on the final boss zombie. THIS is horde mode FPS done right, and there's a lot of mods going around.
Left 4 Dead 2 is also a solid choice; you team up with 3 other humans to take on hordes of zombies with several special types in the mix. Those can be controlled by AI; or it can get really salty when humans take on their roles. If you find the right Steam Groups you can take on several unusual servers. Some people just like going into survival mode, use mod tools to spawn objects like fences and stuff to create a fort, and just hold out for a couple minutes inside Fort Kickass.
Bethesda is renowned for their open-world titles. Fallout is a solid series; but I'd also vouch for The Elder Scrolls series as well. Mind you combat will feel very clunky the further back you go, but they're enjoyable regardless. The Elder Scrolls Online never happened AFAIK.
If you want to try your hand at Sim City 4; don't. Cities: Skylines has been heralded as "What Sim City should have been"- if you're considering getting into that. If you want to try out the Sims don't buy Sims 4 yet; just buy the deluxe version of 3.
As far as 2D, low-budget non-taxing games go Terraria and Starbound are easily the most popular games in their genre.
There's also Civilization ...3/4/5/BE; a turn-based strategy game where you simulate a civilization from the stone age to the year 2050. The only thing about this game that turned me off was the length of matches. The shortest game is... something like 6 hours long. I know some poli-sci courses require you to buy this game because it's a potential teaching tool to how nations interact with one another in the game of thrones.
If you want to try out the latest and greatest card games... Hearthstone. I want to recommend MTG, but I think that game is best played as a casual tabletop.
In terms of story-focused games... hm. I know Telltale Games have been heralded as a very consistent developer when it comes to making story-driven games. The only thing is that they release their games in episodes; and while what they've put out is REALLY well-written they also haven't exactly completed any projects AFAIK.
left 4 dead is totally unenjoyable without a group though
Versus is intolerable with a group. In having the common infected spawns being the only major random element in the game; we're bound to get loads of one-sided matches dragging on longer than they should.
The only games that don't interest me at all are ones that focus on being social for its own sake and/or don't have any meaningful objectives/rewards (by that I talking more about games like GTA/destiny then games like the sims). I jump around a lot with the type of games I play. I could be playing fast pace and competitive game one minute, then be goofing off in a game like skyrim then next. I highly appreciate a good story/atmosphere found in games like the last of us/MGS/ dark souls/ dead space/bioshock. I don't really care for fighting games although I enjoy them here and there. Not really a platformer either but I'll consider them if they get enough praise. I like strategy games but I already got plenty of those at the moment.
I'll make a list of what I value most in games:
1. Immersion/atmosphere 2. Replayability 3. Story 4. Smoothness in gameplay 5. Soundtrack 6. Graphics
I'm willing to check out just about any game if there are good reasons for it being good.
If you value immersion then Fallout 3/Fallout New Vegas deluxe should definitely be on the top your buy list.... plus Liam Neason (sp?) plays your daddy in 3. Since my previous post I hooked up my 560 and replayed much of NV. Today I'm going to tackle Dead Money. The series really opened my up to the post-apocalyptic genre.
Fire Emblem:awakening is a good for some story (and surprisingly....replayability). Dishonored is short packs some nice gameplay+replayability for a stealth game.
If you haven't played the portal series what are you doing? Short. sweet. Leaves you wanting more.
Telltale's walking dead season 1 + 2 is very good. Really brought point and clicks back into the spotlight.