http://gamingtrend.com
May 24, 2015, 11:55:00 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News:
 
   Home   Help Search Calendar Login Register  
Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: PC Game Recommendations - Update!  (Read 948 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Eco-Logic
Gaming Trend Member
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 3171


Gamertag: St0ckBroker


View Profile
« on: February 25, 2015, 04:25:08 AM »

It's been a really long time since I've gamed on the computer.  I used to play on the computer exclusively, until the 360 came out then I switched to consoles.  Anyway, I now have a gaming laptop and am looking for recommendations.  I also have a PS4 and am currently playing Fifa 15 and Diablo 3 on it.

Computer games that I enjoyed in the past include Age of Empires (is the recent remake of this any good?), Command and Conquer (Red Alert and Generals), Unreal Tournament, Counter Strike, Half Life 2, WoW (only for a while, this was crack and not good for my health), Baulders Gate and more...

I would like to have one strategy type game installed, and one other type (RPG, or Action or whatever).  

Hearthstone is permanently installed on every device possible, so don't worry about mentioning it.

I'm not the biggest RPG fan, though I do like them and just haven't given them a try since Baulders Gate and Knights of the Old Republic.   I am considering Civ 3, Divinity Original Sin, Tomb Raider and will more than likely get Elite Dangerous.  

I'm eager to hear other recommendations/thoughts.  

Eco
« Last Edit: February 28, 2015, 06:01:28 AM by Eco-Logic » Logged

Go Gunners!
Gratch
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 12869


GO UTES!!


View Profile
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2015, 04:41:17 AM »

The new Tomb Raider was excellent, and that's coming from someone who had never liked a previous TR game.

Most folks that enjoyed old-school western RPG's raved about Divinity Original Sin, but it really fell flat for me.  YMMV.  I actually enjoyed the previous Divinity game (Divinity II) much more and thought it was fantastic.

The newest Dragon Age game was brilliant.  My personal GOTY for 2014.  I played it on PS4 though...heard the PC version had a few issues on launch.

Certainly give Skyrim a look.  The vanilla game is somewhat meh, but mods make it infinitely more fun.

You already have my thoughts on Elite:  Dangerous.  Buy that one immediately, along with a HOTAS setup.  smile
Logged

jztemple2
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 2356



View Profile
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2015, 05:04:32 AM »

If you're playing FIFA 15 and might enjoy some offbeat sports games, I can recommend Qvadriga and Frozen Cortex. I've played both of them and find them an interesting change of pace from shooters and RPGs.
Logged
EngineNo9
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 11592


I said good day, sir!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2015, 06:30:35 AM »

If you're still interested in RTS games Grey Goo just came out and I've heard it is pretty decent.  It's made by Petroglyph, which is in turn a bunch of ex-Westwood (Command & Conquer) people.

I really like Marvel Heroes 2015.  It's an online action RPG, a lot like a Diablo MMO in the Marvel universe.  It's free to play (and not in the bad way), so you can try out several heroes up to level 10 and then choose one or buy a different one.  Personally I've found it much more fun than Diablo 3.

Grow Home is a great, charming little platformer action game that just came out.  It's only $8 or something and lasts maybe 5 hours.

Payday 2 is a great first person shooter with a cooperative element.  The developers have really supported it well over time and keep releasing new stuff.

If you didn't play Dead Rising 3 on the Xbone, it's also available on PC and is a great open world action game with lots of over-the-top weapons.
Logged
Lee
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 3798


View Profile
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2015, 06:47:44 AM »

Quote from: Eco-Logic on February 25, 2015, 04:25:08 AM

...I am considering Civ 3...

Wow, you are out of it. We are up to Civ 5 now. icon_razz
Logged
Lee
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 3798


View Profile
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2015, 06:52:26 AM »

Quote from: jztemple2 on February 25, 2015, 05:04:32 AM

If you're playing FIFA 15 and might enjoy some offbeat sports games, I can recommend Qvadriga and Frozen Cortex. I've played both of them and find them an interesting change of pace from shooters and RPGs.

Qvadriga is one of my favorite games from the last year, but I would find it hard to recommend to anyone unless they like board game type games and graphics aren't at all important. I would direct people to the thread here to see if looks like something they would like.

(And thanks for answer my question on the Frozen Cortex Steam forums jztemple. icon_smile)

Are you on Steam then Eco? I might have to change my avatar on there if you are going to be on there, people might get us confused. (My Steam avatar is the Arsenal crest.)
Logged
Obrusnine
Gaming Trend Staff
Gaming Trend Reader

Offline Offline

Posts: 40


View Profile
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2015, 07:03:38 AM »

Homeworld Remastered is coming out today. I'm working my hardest to review it and you'll see my review in progress up in a few hours.

You should buy it, it's a fantastic remaster of a strategy gaming classic. A collection of the two best strategy games ever released (in my opinion) remastered with modern day graphics, audio, and gameplay.

I wholeheartedly recommend it!
Logged
Eco-Logic
Gaming Trend Member
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 3171


Gamertag: St0ckBroker


View Profile
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2015, 12:08:31 PM »

Awesome advice everyone, and   Lee I actually meant Civ 5, I'm not that out of touch!  I am on Steam, but don't have an avatar yet.  It will be Arsenal as well, but I'll make it different than yours (Champions League today!)

Homeworld Remastered is a great recommendation, I played the first a little at a friends house and really liked it. 

Also, Skyrim with mods is definitely on my list now as well, though I know is never actually beat it, still it will be a fun time.
I'll checkout Grey Goo too, I like   RTS's a lot, but am quiet picky about them.  I have the fondest memories of playing multiplayer C&C, AOE and Total Annihilation (Don't know how I forgot about this one last night).

Keep them coming.
Logged

Go Gunners!
Lee
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 3798


View Profile
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2015, 05:11:40 PM »

I have been avoiding getting back into Skyrim for two reasons: no idea where to begin with mods; from what I read the last official patch made NPC's voices out of sync with the lips and it appears Bethesda isn't going to support the game anymore.

What's your Steam name Eco? I'll be watching Champions League, but I really need to do some homework so I can watch it guilt free.
Logged
Eco-Logic
Gaming Trend Member
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 3171


Gamertag: St0ckBroker


View Profile
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2015, 12:20:51 AM »

Hey Lee, my steam name is St0ckbroker.  Looking forward to playing some games with you.  Champions league sucked frown

I am going to start Tomb Raider tonight.
Logged

Go Gunners!
Eco-Logic
Gaming Trend Member
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 3171


Gamertag: St0ckBroker


View Profile
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2015, 06:07:30 AM »

I ended up starting Tomb Raider tonight and really dig it so far.  It actually reminds me of Uncharted 3 and that is a great thing.  I used the dual shock 4 and hooked up the laptop to my TV and it worked beautifully!  Also, FWIW, The Dual Shock 4 no longer needs a bluetooth dongle to use it wireless, I just used DS4Tool and it synced right away.  I can't believe how easy it was actually. 

I also downloaded Europa Univ IV since it is free to play this weekend and played through the tutorial.  I actually think Crusader Kings II would be a little more appealing to me, and the GoT mod sounds pretty slick. 
Logged

Go Gunners!
Lee
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 3798


View Profile
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2015, 06:26:14 AM »

Just tried to add you Eco, it said no one by that name exists. I'm leeabe51.
Logged
hitbyambulance
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 1001


View Profile WWW
« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2015, 06:47:41 AM »

Binding of Isaac: Rebirth
Logged
Autistic Angel
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Online Online

Posts: 3795


View Profile
« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2015, 12:45:22 PM »

Quote from: Eco-Logic on February 28, 2015, 06:07:30 AM

I ended up starting Tomb Raider tonight and really dig it so far.  It actually reminds me of Uncharted 3 and that is a great thing.  


Oh, fun!  Tomb Raider is an excellent game: it has really tight controls, a steady stream of new abilities that unlock throughout the game, and a great sense of pacing that neither feels rushed or overstays its welcome.  I fully intend to replay it once the sequel is available on PC or PS4!

And when you're done, you'll be able to watch this enjoyable Conan O'Brien video.  Save it for later, though: there are some setpiece spoilers from late in the game.

-Autistic Angel
Logged
Eco-Logic
Gaming Trend Member
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 3171


Gamertag: St0ckBroker


View Profile
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2015, 02:42:18 PM »

Quote from: Lee on February 28, 2015, 06:26:14 AM

Just tried to add you Eco, it said no one by that name exists. I'm leeabe51.

I just sent you an invitation Lee.  Once you get it, maybe you can let me know what my steam name is, I'm a steam novice afterall!
Logged

Go Gunners!
Eco-Logic
Gaming Trend Member
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 3171


Gamertag: St0ckBroker


View Profile
« Reply #15 on: February 28, 2015, 02:43:43 PM »

Quote from: hitbyambulance on February 28, 2015, 06:47:41 AM

Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

I actually have this on the PS4 and haven't really tried it yet, maybe I need to.  It looks weird...But I've heard great things about it.

AA, thanks for the tip on Conan's video.  I will wait until I beat it.
Logged

Go Gunners!
Lee
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 3798


View Profile
« Reply #16 on: February 28, 2015, 05:04:51 PM »

Quote from: Eco-Logic on February 28, 2015, 02:42:18 PM

Quote from: Lee on February 28, 2015, 06:26:14 AM

Just tried to add you Eco, it said no one by that name exists. I'm leeabe51.

I just sent you an invitation Lee.  Once you get it, maybe you can let me know what my steam name is, I'm a steam novice afterall!

Hmm, you are St0ckbroker. Not sure why it wouldn't find you before, I copied and pasted it.

Edit: for the 0
« Last Edit: February 28, 2015, 05:53:57 PM by Lee » Logged
MonkeyFinger
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 3397



View Profile
« Reply #17 on: February 28, 2015, 05:47:19 PM »

Quote from: Lee on February 28, 2015, 05:04:51 PM

Quote from: Eco-Logic on February 28, 2015, 02:42:18 PM

Quote from: Lee on February 28, 2015, 06:26:14 AM

Just tried to add you Eco, it said no one by that name exists. I'm leeabe51.

I just sent you an invitation Lee.  Once you get it, maybe you can let me know what my steam name is, I'm a steam novice afterall!

Hmm, you are Stockbroker. Not sure why it wouldn't find you before, I copied and pasted it.

Well, there's Stockbroker and then there's St0ckbroker as originally posted. The latter does not exist while the former does.  icon_wink
Logged

-craig

PSx: MonkeyFinger
XBx: MonkeyPhinger
Lee
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 3798


View Profile
« Reply #18 on: February 28, 2015, 05:56:31 PM »

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on February 28, 2015, 05:47:19 PM

Quote from: Lee on February 28, 2015, 05:04:51 PM

Quote from: Eco-Logic on February 28, 2015, 02:42:18 PM

Quote from: Lee on February 28, 2015, 06:26:14 AM

Just tried to add you Eco, it said no one by that name exists. I'm leeabe51.

I just sent you an invitation Lee.  Once you get it, maybe you can let me know what my steam name is, I'm a steam novice afterall!

Hmm, you are Stockbroker. Not sure why it wouldn't find you before, I copied and pasted it.

Well, there's Stockbroker and then there's St0ckbroker as originally posted. The latter does not exist while the former does.  icon_wink

Yeah, sorry, I was trying with the 0 not the o as I posted. He wasn't showing as St0ckbroker last night, now he is.

Who's on first?
Logged
Eco-Logic
Gaming Trend Member
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 3171


Gamertag: St0ckBroker


View Profile
« Reply #19 on: March 01, 2015, 03:18:04 AM »

LOL, I assumed Stockbroker was taken, so I used the 0.   I'm having major network problems lately and I feel confident it's the worst company in the countries fault, Comcast.

Logged

Go Gunners!
Canuck
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 5530


I live in Japan


View Profile
« Reply #20 on: March 01, 2015, 06:04:28 AM »

If you're into tactical rts games with some realism then I remembered moment the Wargame series. Steam just had a sale on it.
Logged
Isgrimnur
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 9064



View Profile
« Reply #21 on: March 02, 2015, 06:19:42 PM »

And will again. 

If you want to go back a bit farther, you can get the Theatre of War series this week for $6.99.
Logged

Hadron Smasher on 360; IsgrimnurTTU on PS3
hitbyambulance
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 1001


View Profile WWW
« Reply #22 on: March 02, 2015, 09:13:50 PM »

Quote from: Eco-Logic on February 28, 2015, 02:43:43 PM

Quote from: hitbyambulance on February 28, 2015, 06:47:41 AM

Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

I actually have this on the PS4 and haven't really tried it yet, maybe I need to.  It looks weird...But I've heard great things about it.



the game is mostly a mystery when you first start it - you're supposed to figure out things as you go, and you're expected to die a lot (a lot a LOT at first). luckily it's made to be replayed, repeatedly.
Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.209 seconds with 69 queries. (Pretty URLs adds 0.099s, 2q)