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(OT) Need help picking out a game...

Discussion in 'UO Siege Perilous' started by Czarina, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. Czarina

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    My wonderfull uncle sent me a gift card to best buy. I want to buy a new computer game but i cant decide. Please reply with your consensus of the following games.

    Dungeon Siege 3
    Dragon Age 2
    Fable 3
    Dungeons & Dragons - Daggerdale

    Which one out of these 4 do you all prefer? Whats the pros and cons of them. Im having a tough time deciding.
     
  2. puzzleagent

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    Scratch Daggerdale. Well its not totally bad, I had fun going out adventuring with a bunch of friends. But there are other better games, its a bliss if you had played other RPGs out there and craving for a classical D&D hack'n slash adventure.

    For others that you listed, I must ask
    Have you played prequels of these titles? Are you a classical RPG fun or you like RPGs more dynamic and simplified? [tho each of these titles are dumbed down versions of their prequels I think]

    Dragon Age2 , for me was a let down after Origins, but the game is actually not bad in its own. Fast, dynamic combat, less dialogue , dumbed down inventory etc. Think they wanted the game to reach a wider mass.
    Some people didn't like hacking through wave of enemies but I guess developers wanted an epic, fast paced feeling of a combat. Oh and you might try it on harder difficulty, I found normal difficulty too easy for my taste. Overall its a different approach in every aspect.

    I'd say choose Dragon Age, as I mentioned all of these are a let down to their prequels yet its a better game than others on the list :)
     
  3. Nakukak

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    Nice graphics, ok storyline, Kinda easy, and alot of fun :) (cant wait to expansion, there is just something missing to the characters) and its NOT as long as Dungeon Siege 1 (kinda disapointing since it took me and a good gamer mate over 24 hours of playing to get nearly to end)

    I cried, its ok .. but Its not as good as Dragon Age 1, its very locked what your able to do characterwise and experience wise, biggest disapointment this year personaly.

    A guy im living with, cursed it that its not so good as expected, he didnt like how little you need to know about gaming to be able to get past the game, kinda long, with alot of multiplayer features (its clearly a game for a group of friends who likes Fable)
    When I tried it, I said: Wtf I just took someones hand and now im running with them (nice feature but ****ed up since you cant kill them) :p


    Cant recall I have tried it :(
     
  4. Lorddog

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    if you like diablo then titans quest (and sequal) are great.

    i enjoyed titans quest - well worth it to me.

    lorddog
     
  5. puzzleagent

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    Oh theres also Deus Ex, I have yet to try the latest one but I liked first Deus Ex
     
  6. Luka Melehan

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    I enjoyed Fable 3 (married three people and soem of the voice actors are fun) until I got stuck. I bought the fort so I could play with the cannon, but now I can't get past the cannon game until I make a certain score....

    My advice would be to hold on to it until November and get Elder Scrolls: Skyrim. I played Oblivion and am playing it again in anticipation of Skyrim. If you like MMOs this is the single person game for you. You are not tied into the main storyline, and you can taker a variety of rols which include assassin adn thief...which means you can kill NPCs and steal from them. I have put in 40 hours this weekand not touched the main storyline or any of the quests I did the first time I played this game.
     
  7. Czarina

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    i have played the prequals to all these games and enjoyed them all for different reasons. I wasnt aware another elder scrolls was coming. im gunna have to read up on it. thanks for all the advice. Dungeon siege 2 seemed like a let down so i was hesitant on 3. As for the others I just really cant decide on any of them lol. I still like to put in neverwinter nights occasionaly and replay it. I was kind of hoping another would be out soon.
     
  8. Nakukak

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    Cant do hardcore alone :(
     
  9. Nakukak

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    Didnt try DS2, but I was quiet positiv surprised about DS3.

    NWN is so much fun :p
    and yeah Elders Scrolls coming out soon...
     
  10. Lorddog

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    Starcraft 2 is awesome. Looking forward to diablo 3
     
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    I suggest Dark Souls, which comes out in 2 days. Its the sequel to demons souls which was a lot of fun, very hard, but very fun.

    Of the ones you listed I heard dagger dale was horrible, Dungeon siege is decent but too short, I know nothing about fable.

    I own Dragon Age 2 but like everyone said it was a serious let down from DA1. However it was still pretty fun over all, and I probably would have liked it much more had DA1 not been so great.

    So of the ones you mention I say Fable or DA2.
     
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    Why not just go to Barnes and Nobles and browse the book:
    Neverwinter Campaign Setting.

    The game will be release 2012.

    *stares*
    Yahaxithonix
     
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    D&D hack'n slash????

    *tosses holy water* BE GONE FIEND!!!!

    My thoughts on the 4 though.

    1. Dungeon Siege 3
    I haven't played 2, but DS was an ok game, a little on the easy side and a bit grindy but well made at least. If this is an improvement on that i'd consider it a go.

    2. Dragon Age 2
    I have Dragon Age for the PS3 and was wholly disappointed with the game, it was moderately fun, the storyline ok for the most part, but even though the game did give you choices it always felt like you were on a rail, and aside from a few minor differences it always played on the same no matter what. For a game that boasted so much player choice it was incredibly linear, and you almost stopped caring about leveling up and such as it didnt matter shortly after the beginning, once you get the combat tactics down the game is a cakewalk. The end boss fight was a joke also :/ From what I've heard 2 is more of the same, so I'd say stay away.

    3. Fable 3
    If it's like the previous fable games you play the story for a bit, then go on an epic sidequest to see how many villagers you can lead to their doom in creative ways. The fable series (well, actually, ANY game designed by Peter Molyneux) always ends up the same, it's enough of a game to have progression, and enough of a sandbox to dink around in, and moderately fun....but not enough of either to ever feel like a complete game, you generally get bored and do something else before you finish it.

    4. Dungeons & Dragons - Daggerdale
    I havent played it, but, almost as if it being a curse, I've yet to see a decent game that had D&D in the actual name. (NWN doesnt count, it like may other Forgotten Realms based games didn't actually market itself as D&D) It's probably due to everyone trying to make D&D based hack & slash games, when the D&D rulesets really lends itself more to deep roleplaying. (which is why some D&D based games did so well with it, such as baldurs gate, which focused more on character development, story, and allowing you to creativly bypass any situation than being an endless dungeon grind. Though the gameplay itself was amazing, NWN's single player story kind of sucked, but thanks to the toolkit they released with it NWN online for years was about the closest we'll ever get to a REAL dungeons & dragons online, some of the worlds players created and hosted were just breathtaking, I spent many a night logging in for events like stories by the campfire, which sometimes led to ill conceived and highly inebriated forays into a forest searching for a lost temple or some such )

    In reality, i guess it more depends on what you're looking for in a RPG, if you're looking for a diablo-esque dungeon grind, go with Dungeon Siege. Looking for more of a open sandbox, probably Fable 3.

    Plenty of better RPGs out there of course, but you won't find those at worst buy :D
     
  15. puzzleagent

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    Haha yeah, Daggerdale is unfortunately a D&D hack'n slash :)
     
  16. Mr.StinkyPants

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    i would get dragonage 2, but its kind of a cooler story and experience if you play the first one first.... fable sucks ass only because they took out fishing and the maps r small and limited, if i where you i would wait till november 11 and pick up the new elder scrolls, its huge u can have magic and sweet sword play at the same time! and u can have a real beard finnally they made a game where beards grow to ur balls. or what ive become addicted to is MINECRACK i mean MINECRAFT its freakin awesome check it out on sum u tube vids