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#1  Edited By aldo_q

I actually rather liked the series, so bummer to hear this. I originally picked up 1 & 2 budget because I didn't think it they would be great games. And indeed they had some serious issues, but I really liked the story behind it... a lot was kept or still is a mystery and I kind of liked that.

Still, it's not like it's I will really miss it either.

I can understand the last one sold quite badly. While normal games here cost 60 euro's and they initially sold Resistance for 70 euro's... when it was released among an onslaught of massive titles that all where 60 euro's.

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I know this is a really old topic (the game itself also has been out quite some time now). But I only recently got this game from a bargain bin and perhaps somebody else will also come looking here for advice if they see it for cheap. I myself was quite surprised by this game. It's clearly quite buggy and not a tripple A game. The production lacks in many ways. Also the gameplay mechanic's are quite obvious (you really realise your just playing a game and can clearly see how the level design, etc. is done).

Having said that, I am quite enjoying myself with this title. I like that the game has an interesting story, even if it's far from the original Greek legends (so if your deep into that, the story might actually bother you). And you spend a lot of time just exploring and talking to people aside from fighting. So far most fights actually seemed like they fit in well with the story. Not the hordes and hordes of pointless enemies to keep you from going to point A to B to quickly. This was a breath of fresh air for me. The game seems to have a good balance between story, combat and dialogue.

If you can pick this game up cheap and can look past it's flaws and low production-values (note; some art work does look very good) this game is accually quite enjoyable. It also has a nice inventive 'leveling' system and clear and easy over-viewable collection system of armor, weapons, etc. Nothing that will overwelm you, but enough to inspire competitionists. I'd say it's worth buying....

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#3  Edited By aldo_q

MMO's are btw a huge no-no... I have been really hooked to WoW for a few years and it's just to much of a time-sink. Esp. with a child these days. Kid comes first, don't want to turn into one of those families you sometimes see on TV where the kid is being ignored because the parents are to busy playing video games :p

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As multiple people now mentioned the Marvel games I am going to check those out. Also keeping the other suggestions in mind. Downloading the Arcade Lara Corft today I think.. at least the demo.

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Ohyeah, first person is not her thing. Not even portal. I did finnish that myself with a friend already. Briljant game indeed. Both 1 and 2. Al through Splosion man is a good suggestion. She bought it a while ago and played quite a bit single player. Problem is that it was bought on our now backup xbox, meaning for my account it is a trial game again. But i think that is fixable.

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That Lara Croft game is indeed a good idea. I had totallty forgot about it. She likes most of the Lara Croft games (save for their difficulty). Thanks for that tip! And yeah we also have a PS3 and a Wii (and any older console as well, going all the way back to the Atari 2600 and Vectrex ;) ). We even got Dead Nation when Sony gave it away for free. Never played it, so also going to check that out. Again thanks. The problem with the Wii is that is not in the living room anymore. Its already been put in my media room with my collection of other outdated consoles ;) I did see te video of Fortune Street and it did look like a lot of fun. Its indeed worth comsidering. If anybody also has any feedback om how that Lord of the Rings: Battle in the North game is for offline coop I am still gratefull to hear that. My wife also simply emjoys games where she can actually play as a woman. And that game seems to have a female lead character.

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@digitalsea87: We played quite a bit of LBP 1 and it was fun, but we where kinda done with it after the first. My wife because some of the levels became to hard, and it just never 100% connected with me. Somehow it never really got me hooked, but I do love how it looks :D

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Thanks for all the suggestions already! :D

We have also been thinking about Rayman Origins indeed. Played it 4 player co-op, which was chaotic but fun. Also a bit worried about it getting a lot harder. At least that is what I've understood aswell from the Giantbombcast.

I don't know the marvel ultimate alliance games. We both do like the Marvel super-hero universe. I always understood however that the quality of these games is not too great. Or am I confusing them with some other super-hero games?

Fortune Street! is just for Wii I believe? We both don't really enjoy the Wii. It's been gathering dust for eons now in the media-room. The last game played on it was more then 7 months ago (somehow we ended up playing Kirbi Epic Yarn the night we where waiting for our baby girl to be born before being allowed to go to the hospital... :p).

I'm also looking a the Monopoly Streets game. But that looks like it's more a party game (and can it really just beat the real thing?). Same for Buzz! and Scene It! We like em both, but more something to play when friends are over. My wife likes Little Big Planet but is stuck on the story and doesn't care much for the user content. I myself love the artstyle and the sackboys... but find the gameplay boring (I know blasphemy :p). We have played it quite a bit in multiplayer however.

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I found it is actually quite difficult to find good games to play together with my wife. I for sure am more the gamer of the two of us, but she also enjoyes her fair share of videogames. We have some fond memories of playing various games together, but there are few games out there as far as I know that fit the criteria of appealing to both of us. So I thought I would ask if anybody has some suggestions.

It's perhaps a bit steriotype, but my wife does enjoy the more 'cute' games (Viva pinata, Spyro, Fable, Locoroco, LittleBigPlanet) and is not that huge into the more guy orientated games (no Gears of War - although she did try). I myself am into most types of games save for sport and racing games. We hugely enjoyed playing Resident Evil 5 together.

Currently thinking of getting something like that new Lord of the Rings game. War in the North. Would that be a good idea?

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@Dany: My main issue with the adds is that the first panel exists out of this:

1 small right panel for the game in my Xbox

1 small right panel for quickplay

1 HUGE middle pannel with commercials

2 small left panels with commercials.

Yes it's for marketplace stuff, but isn't the main function of the Xbox to do stuff you want like: play games, watch movies, etc.? So shouldn't the core functionality be in the huge middle pannel? There are more panels dedicated to commercials and the commercial panels are bigger (1) and more centralised for your field of vision then what you actually want to do.

This has clearly been done explcitly to sell you stuff, but is exceptionally user unfriendly and just arrogant of Microsoft. And yeah, that does kinda piss me off. And I seriously had high hopes for this update. A commercial section on the side no problem at all. But more commercials and bigger and more in your face then the actuall functionallity?

Imagine Giantbomb's pages being covered 80% in big advertisments and banners and somewhere small on the side you can find the story or movie you actually want to read or watch? Wouldn't make you happy and prob. switch to another website for your gaming news. Even if the content was good. Simple because the good content is being overshadowed by a massive ammount of commercials. Even if those would all be gaming commercials. And Giantbomb is at least free for normal use, an Xbox you at least need to have bought.