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« on: September 17, 2010, 09:51:18 PM »

my wife bought me some MS points for my 360 and I want to get a good fun game with them. i don't have the money to just test stuff and waste them. I like about anything other than puzzles, racing, or fighting. I love rpg, strategy, sims, flight, adventure..lots of stuff. Is there someone where I can view the top ones or see whats new?

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« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2010, 09:53:59 PM »

Deathspank
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« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2010, 10:15:41 PM »

did you know that you can play a demo for most of the games on XBLA?  there really isn't much reason that you should have to go into a purchase blind.  that said, i can make a few recommendations...

Shadow Complex
Trials HD
Braid
Castlevania:Symphony of the Night
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« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2010, 10:20:22 PM »

'splosion man
trials hd
shadow complex - this is worthy of a blind purchase if you ask me and if you like the castlevania games. 

both of the puzzle quest games are great fun if you haven't tried them yet.
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« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2010, 10:33:13 PM »

Oh..I should say i have 1600 points.
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« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2010, 10:51:28 PM »

Quote from: Caine on September 17, 2010, 10:20:22 PM

'splosion man

I still need to grab that one.
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« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2010, 11:12:07 PM »

Lara Croft Guardian of Light - out of the 15 XBLA games I own, it's the best by quite a margin.
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« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2010, 11:36:14 PM »

Battlefield 1943

3 maps,sure(not included the bonus plane map)..but the game is still fantastic,and Wake Island is one of my most favourite online maps ever


and for 400 points,you really can't go wrong with Dead Rising:Case Zero
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« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2010, 12:08:28 AM »

Quote from: disarm on September 17, 2010, 10:15:41 PM

did you know that you can play a demo for most of the games on XBLA?  there really isn't much reason that you should have to go into a purchase blind. 

Correction: there is a demo for every game on XBLA.  Every single one.  It's a requirement from Microsoft, so there is no excuse for blind buying.  (I feel like a broken record here...)
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« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2010, 01:30:01 AM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on September 18, 2010, 12:08:28 AM

Quote from: disarm on September 17, 2010, 10:15:41 PM

did you know that you can play a demo for most of the games on XBLA?  there really isn't much reason that you should have to go into a purchase blind. 

Correction: there is a demo for every game on XBLA.  Every single one.  It's a requirement from Microsoft, so there is no excuse for blind buying.  (I feel like a broken record here...)

i thought that was the case but wasn't absolutely certain so i erred on the side of caution with my statement icon_wink
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« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2010, 03:26:09 AM »

Dead Rising 2: Case Zero has been the best 400 points I have ever spent.
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« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2010, 03:29:15 AM »

Quote from: CeeKay on September 17, 2010, 10:51:28 PM

Quote from: Caine on September 17, 2010, 10:20:22 PM

'splosion man

I still need to grab that one.
Probably my favorite XBLA game. And the ending! Pure brilliance.  nod
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« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2010, 09:38:53 AM »

Lara Croft is really good, I'll second it.  I still play Geometry Wars after all these years, too.
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« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2010, 03:49:40 PM »

Quote from: Mithridates on September 18, 2010, 09:38:53 AM

Lara Croft is really good, I'll second it.  I still play Geometry Wars after all these years, too.

I assume you mean Geometry Wars 2, which made fantastic improvements to the original and further extended replay value and challenges.  I think I play the Pacifism mode the most as I find it ridiculously addicting.  

I'd put in a vote for Limbo as well.  While short, it was an amazing ride and in my opinion one of the most creative and worthwhile experiences I've had with XBLA.

Quote from: Caine on September 17, 2010, 10:20:22 PM

shadow complex - this is worthy of a blind purchase if you ask me and if you like the castlevania games. 


I've been meaning to actually pony-up the points and give this game a real try.  I started playing through the demo and at first wasn't quite sure what I thought about the game, but before long I had played for over an hour and didn't want to stop.  I should just pick it up as it seemed to be more than worth the price.
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« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2010, 04:21:17 PM »

Strategy:
Catan (based on the board game) - it's still got a very active online community, great fun. I still play it after ~ 3 years
Magic the Gathering - Also a very strong online community; A very neutered version of the card game but a very good introduction if you've never played Magic. The expansions are worth it if you like the game.
Plants vs Zombies - very true to the PC version; I was not a fan of the multiplayer though

Action:
Geometry Wars 2 - Great single player, Great multi-player (up to four) and an absolute blast to play
Castle Crashers - Good single player but way more fun with four players -- and a lot of fun through multiple playthroughs


What I often do is wait for xbox live arcade games to hit the deal of the week, and then pick them up.
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« Reply #15 on: September 18, 2010, 11:22:19 PM »

Hmm I always hear good things on Plants vs Zombies. I did play the demo to that Lara Croft game. Seemed pretty cool but the AI tribesman didn't travel around with me and help at all. Just gave me his magic spear. Does he actually help in the full game because from what I read about it he would seem to have to. Is it tough to find someone to co-op with?

Oh also tried the Deathspank demo..was ok..has promise...just not sure.
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« Reply #16 on: September 18, 2010, 11:41:11 PM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on September 18, 2010, 12:08:28 AM

Quote from: disarm on September 17, 2010, 10:15:41 PM

did you know that you can play a demo for most of the games on XBLA?  there really isn't much reason that you should have to go into a purchase blind. 

Correction: there is a demo for every game on XBLA.  Every single one.  It's a requirement from Microsoft, so there is no excuse for blind buying.  (I feel like a broken record here...)

are you trying to say there is a demo for every XBLA game?
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« Reply #17 on: September 19, 2010, 12:03:04 AM »

Quote from: Daehawk on September 18, 2010, 11:22:19 PM

Hmm I always hear good things on Plants vs Zombies. I did play the demo to that Lara Croft game. Seemed pretty cool but the AI tribesman didn't travel around with me and help at all. Just gave me his magic spear. Does he actually help in the full game because from what I read about it he would seem to have to. Is it tough to find someone to co-op with?

Oh also tried the Deathspank demo..was ok..has promise...just not sure.
The spear gives Lara some of the other guy's abilities so that you can play the game alone and still complete the co-op puzzles.
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« Reply #18 on: September 19, 2010, 04:02:59 AM »

hearing good things about shank and todd pilgrim if you want to try old school beat-em-ups and comic jumper got a decent review in the latest GI. 

castle crashers is awesome as well.
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« Reply #19 on: September 19, 2010, 04:36:56 PM »

Quote from: kronovan on September 17, 2010, 11:12:07 PM

Lara Croft Guardian of Light - out of the 15 XBLA games I own, it's the best by quite a margin.

+1.  This was a fantastic game.

Word of caution:  Be sure to give the demo of Deathspank a try before buying.  I'm a huge hack-n-slash fan, but that game did absolutely nothing for me.
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« Reply #20 on: September 20, 2010, 11:44:45 AM »

Shadow Complex is a lot of fun - highly recommended.
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« Reply #21 on: September 20, 2010, 03:32:52 PM »

What great timing IGN has!

The list of the 25 best XBLA games
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« Reply #22 on: September 20, 2010, 03:39:53 PM »

Quote from: Clay on September 20, 2010, 11:44:45 AM

Shadow Complex is a lot of fun - highly recommended.

+1 After Lara Croft GoL it' be my #2 for XBLA games.

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What great timing IGN has!

The list of the 25 best XBLA games

A very good list for about 90% of it, but I have a problem with Pacman Champ Edition being ranked #2. It definitely deserves to be in the top 25, but I wouldn't rank it in the top 10 let alone #2. Also,  a few multiplat games that our much better on the PC made that list, while some great console remakes didn't make it at all, while the one that did -Perfect Dark- got ranked too low.
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« Reply #23 on: September 20, 2010, 05:46:02 PM »

i think they got most of the list right.  i would order some of them differently and yes, pacman ce isn't as where i would rank it.  i don't really have any reservations saying this list is a good place to start too. 
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« Reply #24 on: September 20, 2010, 06:27:24 PM »

Quote from: farley2k on September 20, 2010, 03:32:52 PM

What great timing IGN has!

The list of the 25 best XBLA games

what is it with IGN wanting me to click through 25 fucking pages..assholes they are
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« Reply #25 on: September 20, 2010, 06:30:45 PM »

Did you know there are demos for many of the games on XBox Live?

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« Reply #26 on: September 20, 2010, 06:39:30 PM »

Does Shadow Complex have a demo?  I would like to try it. 

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« Reply #27 on: September 20, 2010, 07:12:00 PM »

I believe it does...
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« Reply #28 on: September 20, 2010, 07:13:23 PM »

Quote from: Isgrimnur on September 20, 2010, 07:12:00 PM

I believe it does...

here's a video of some SC gameplay.  it's pretty fun.
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« Reply #29 on: September 20, 2010, 08:43:55 PM »

That is cool.  They should do that for every game!   icon_wink
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« Reply #30 on: September 20, 2010, 09:17:51 PM »

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« Reply #31 on: September 20, 2010, 10:03:46 PM »

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« Reply #32 on: September 20, 2010, 10:05:38 PM »

Quote from: farley2k on September 20, 2010, 08:43:55 PM

That is cool.  They should do that for every game!   icon_wink
I think PSN already does that.
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« Reply #33 on: September 20, 2010, 11:42:20 PM »

Quote from: metallicorphan on September 20, 2010, 06:27:24 PM

Quote from: farley2k on September 20, 2010, 03:32:52 PM

What great timing IGN has!

The list of the 25 best XBLA games

what is it with IGN wanting me to click through 25 fucking pages..assholes they are

I agree with most of the list, but think that the Snoopy dogfighting game should have also made the cut.
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« Reply #34 on: September 21, 2010, 12:47:05 AM »

Do a lot of people still play BF1943? If not then it's pointless to buy it.
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« Reply #35 on: September 21, 2010, 12:48:35 AM »

Quote from: metallicorphan on September 20, 2010, 06:27:24 PM

Quote from: farley2k on September 20, 2010, 03:32:52 PM

What great timing IGN has!

The list of the 25 best XBLA games

what is it with IGN wanting me to click through 25 fucking pages..assholes they are

it builds discipline.
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