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Old 12-27-08, 11:12 PM
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Need help choosing between two games

New Xbox owner here.

I love RPGs, so both of these games are RPGs.

Should I get Fable 2 which is on sale for 44.99 at Best Buy? Or get Mass Effect, which is on sale at Blockbuster.com for 20.xx?
Old 12-28-08, 01:02 AM
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Hmmm. They're both good games. Mass Effect is deeper, Fable 2 is more straightforward and more fun to just mess around with. I'd probably pick Mass Effect since it's got a much more interesting story and a more interesting protagonist, but I'd caution it might be frustrating. I freakin hate the combat with your vehicle. Compared to that transport vehicle, the Warthog controls like an exotic car in Burnout.
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I would bypass them all and go for the best game of the year Fallout 3. If for some insane reason you hate fun or have already played that one then i would go with Mass Effect. I have played all 3 and think that Fable 2 is the worst of the 3. It is still a good game but of the 3 it is my least favorite.
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Originally Posted by sociopharm02 View Post
I would bypass them all and go for the best game of the year Fallout 3. If for some insane reason you hate fun or have already played that one then i would go with Mass Effect. I have played all 3 and think that Fable 2 is the worst of the 3. It is still a good game but of the 3 it is my least favorite.
I agree with this advice. I would also recommend picking up Oblivion. It's a couple of years old at this point, but if you haven't played it, it's new to you, and it's arguably the best RPG ever made for any console.
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I like Mass Effect.
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Haven't played Fable 2 but Mass Effect is in my top 3 games for the 360.
Old 12-28-08, 02:29 PM
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Go & get Mass Effect. It great game & worth $21.XX plus taxes. You can find Fable 2 around $30 or less by the time u finish Mass Effect! lol
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Another vote for Mass Effect. By the time you finish it, Fallout and Fable will be cheaper.
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The right answer is Oblivion and if you want a sci-fi-ish RPG, Fallout 3.

However, Mass Effect is not a bad pick and definitely a great budget option.
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I'm in the minority but I couldn't stand Mass Effect. WAAAAAAAY too much exposition, not enough storyline. "Blah blah blah blah."
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Where did you find it Blockbuster.com?
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Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
I'm in the minority but I couldn't stand Mass Effect. WAAAAAAAY too much exposition, not enough storyline. "Blah blah blah blah."
I'm with you. I loved KotOR and i loved Jade Empire so Mass Effect seemed like it would be right up my alley. Nope. Still need to finish it to see if i can puzzle out what the big deal is.

I didn't like Fable at all so i have yet to give Fable II a shot.

Oblivion should be found for very cheap and it was a wonderful game that i spent over 90 hours playing.
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If you're more of a story kind of guy, go for Mass Effect.

If you like action and diversions, Fable 2 is your bag.

If you like a huge sandbox with lots to explore, Oblivion/Fallout 3 should be your choice.
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Originally Posted by JasonF View Post
I agree with this advice. I would also recommend picking up Oblivion. It's a couple of years old at this point, but if you haven't played it, it's new to you, and it's arguably the best RPG ever made for any console.
I picked up Fallout 3 and Mass Effect today.

I tried to find Oblivion :GOTY, but it was either not in stock, or they still had the high price on it (59.99).
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Where did you find it Blockbuster.com?
There is a tab called *beta* games.

I had to manually search through the Xbox360 games (as I couldn't figure out where to search games was that actually worked).
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There is a tab called *beta* games.

I had to manually search through the Xbox360 games (as I couldn't figure out where to search games was that actually worked).
Sadly the 30% off code expired. I believe there is now a 20% code though.
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I haven't played through F2 yet, but Mass Effect is definitely worth $20 regardless.
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Originally Posted by superdeluxe View Post
I picked up Fallout 3 and Mass Effect today.
This is the right call.

Enjoy!
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Late to the thread, but make sure you got Fallout 3 at Target (or pricematched) since it's already down to $40 there. It's a steal at $60...
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Re: Need help choosing between two games

What's the cheapest price anyone has seen for Oblivion (PS3) (the greatest hits, not the game of the year edition). I saw a new copy for $22.99 and was wondering if that was a good enough deal ...
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Re: Need help choosing between two games

FYI, Mass Effect is now $14.99 used at blockbuster which makes it available for the B1G1 deal on all used $14.99 and under
Old 01-06-09, 08:57 AM
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Re: Need help choosing between two games

Originally Posted by fujishig View Post
Late to the thread, but make sure you got Fallout 3 at Target (or pricematched) since it's already down to $40 there. It's a steal at $60...
yup. I PM'ed at Best buy
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Re: Need help choosing between two games

Originally Posted by hail2dking View Post
FYI, Mass Effect is now $14.99 used at blockbuster which makes it available for the B1G1 deal on all used $14.99 and under
Dang, they must have just pulled these down...because I did not see that.
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Re: Need help choosing between two games

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What's the cheapest price anyone has seen for Oblivion (PS3) (the greatest hits, not the game of the year edition). I saw a new copy for $22.99 and was wondering if that was a good enough deal ...

Where did you see that? It usually goes for 29.99
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Re: Need help choosing between two games

Originally Posted by superdeluxe View Post
Where did you see that? It usually goes for 29.99
Is the $29.99 for the regular edition or the GOTY edition, though? I saw the regular edition for $24.99 at HMV and $22.99 at Blockbuster. I'm in Canada though.

I see Amazon.com has the GOTY edition for $29.99 and the regular edition for $19.99 ...

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