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Old 11-30-11, 10:46 AM
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Official "I Got an Xbox on BF and need games" Thread

I jumped on one of the Black Friday Xbox deals (with Kinect), and now I would like some game recommendations. Until now I've only had a Wii, so I'm not familiar with a lot of the Xbox/PS3 titles. I'm more of a "casual gamer" (as you could probably guess), so I'm not sure if things like Skyrim are really for me. I like games I can just pick up and play without a steep learning curve, since I normally can only play 30-60 minutes at a time (closer to 30 most of the time, with 2 small kids at home).

I was looking at reviews on IGN, and was looking at:

Batman: Arkham City
Portal 2
COD: MW3
Forza Motorsport 4
Kinect Disneyland Adventures (more for kids)
Wipeout 2

Bundled with my Xbox and Kinect were: Halo Reach, Fable III, Kinect Adventures, Fruit Ninja and Gunstringer


I appreciate your recommendations! Feel free to recommend older games too, since they would still be new to me (and probably cheaper)...
Old 11-30-11, 10:54 AM
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Re: Official "I Got an Xbox on BF and need games" Thread

Batman: Arkham City=NOT a game you can play 30 minutes at a time..

Portal 2=A game you can play 30 minutes a time...get this asap...though I recommended downloading the first game from the market place first..

COD: MW3= Go ahead and get MW1 first....it is cheaper

Forza Motorsport 4= Not a bad choice...though to get a lot out of it you need to spend more than 30 minutes at a time..

Grab MW1 cheap...and dl Portal 1...they will get you started...
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Re: Official "I Got an Xbox on BF and need games" Thread

Mass Effect 1 and 2.
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Re: Official "I Got an Xbox on BF and need games" Thread

^ terrible recommendation considering the things the OP said.
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Uncharted3 for sure... oh wait, you bough the wrong system
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Re: Official "I Got an Xbox on BF and need games" Thread

If you're interested in Arkahm City, definitely start with Arkahm Asylum. There isn't much of a tutorial in Arkahm City, it assumes you've played the first game, so probably a steep learning curve if you haven't. The first game eases you into everything. The second game just drops you in the middle of the city.
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Re: Official "I Got an Xbox on BF and need games" Thread

Check out Trials HD in the Arcade Market.

Also, its an older title but a lot of fun and perfect for brief play, Crackdown.
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Re: Official "I Got an Xbox on BF and need games" Thread

Call of duty games -- are a good choice if you play multiplayer. You can jump on and play a few matches and feel satisfied. however you will probably get addicted to leveling up.

Skyrim/Oblivion/Fallout -- definitely would not be a good idea. You really need longer than 30 minutes to feel like you have accomplished anything.

Ninja Gaiden 2 -- this is a great game that would fit your time frame. however some folks find it too difficult for the casual gamer. you can get this cheap

Gears of War series -- you can do a couple of stages and matches in MP and come away satisfied

Dance Central series -- your kids will love it, plus you can do a few songs and walk away no prob

Kinect Sports -- same thing, kids will love it, play a few rounds of ping pong....

Left 4 Dead 1/2 -- great Live game. you can go on and do a campaign in 30 to 45 minutes tops.

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Red Dead Redemption is a must.
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some older games:
Red Dead Redemption
Assassin's Creed (I or II)
Burnout Paradise
Borderlands
Gears of War
Bioshock

Then when you are ready, Skyrim is a must have
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Re: Official "I Got an Xbox on BF and need games" Thread

I vote for Gears of War as well, the single player is a blast and the first one had some fantastic moments that really sold me on the 360.
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i must be the only person who got bored with GoW

loved ME1 and 2

ordered Dragon Age origins ultimate and medal of honor a few days ago from origin

black ops was pretty good
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Ditto the Gears 1, Bioshock and Call of Duty recommendations. Begin with the first in each series...they're awesome and cheap.

Add Call of Duty 2 to the list. A must-buy IMO.

Also recommend one of the LEGO games. The Star Wars bundle is a favorite in my house, but the Indy and Batman ones are fun too.

Dead Rising is a bit more involved, but it's super fun.

And I haven't played Borderlands yet (I know, I know), but from what I hear, it's one if the system's best.
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Re: Official "I Got an Xbox on BF and need games" Thread

I just got my 360 and having a ps3 I can tell you the exclusives that I bought it for

Halo series (any of them)
Gears of War (got the triple pack with the first 2 for 7.99 on BF)
Left 4 Dead

All 3 of those series are fantastic and well worth the price of another system
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Re: Official "I Got an Xbox on BF and need games" Thread

Originally Posted by hail2dking View Post
some older games:
Red Dead Redemption
Assassin's Creed (I or II)
Burnout Paradise
Borderlands
Gears of War
Bioshock

Then when you are ready, Skyrim is a must have

Borderlands is a bad suggestion based on his criteria. I love Borderlands, but the game is like crack. 30 minutes is nowhere near enough time to play that game. It is a game you will think about almost constantly. I get the "shakes" just thinking about it. It is the most addictive game I have played in 30 years of gaming.
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Limbo
Old 11-30-11, 01:20 PM
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Limbo
he said 30 minutes at a time...Since Limbo is like only 5 minutes long...I don't think it counts...
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But it's still awesome.
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I guess the pepper spray paid off!
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Re: Official "I Got an Xbox on BF and need games" Thread

Thanks for all the suggestions so far. It seems I have a lot of catching up to do! Assuming I start with the games it came with (Halo Reach and Fable 3), what will that tell me about other games? For example, if I don't like Fable 3, then I probably won't like ____ (besides Fable 1+2...)? Or, if I do like it, what games are similar?

It was delivered last night, so tonight will be system setup and game sampling. I'll try to play a bit of each one, if possible.

I'll probably mostly be playing single-player. A couple of my friends have Xbox too, but we all have kids so finding a time to match to play will likely be difficult.

I've played the Lego games on the Wii, and they are pretty good. I like Rayman Origins and the Mario games. Besides those, I've really only played sports games (Tiger Woods, Madden). I haven't played a "shooter" since Doom, Duke Nuke'm, and Descent on my PC ages ago... These new ones look like fun on the commercials though! Actually, I have played Metroid Prime on the Wii, and I liked it quite a bit. I never really came close to finishing it though.
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Nobody likes Fable 3, even those who liked the previous games. I suggest you sell it and buy Fable 2 instead.
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If you're thinking about getting Trials HD or Limbo or both, get them on 3-pack disc with Splosion Man. It'll be cheaper in the end. I've seen on clearance at Target for
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^Good call.
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Mass Effect 1 and 2.
Would you consider ME1and2 as casual gaming material? He might get frustrated with only 30 minutes of game play

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