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Covenant
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« on: November 15, 2004, 01:47:15 PM »

All,

   Having just moved in with my girlfriend, I find myself in the predicament of having to get her into gaming.  I know this is possible, as she said she used to play games and enjoyed them (it was quite some time ago however).  After a couple weeks of gleaning information, and a few failed test runs, I think I finally have myself a plan that will work.  So here's what I need from y'all:  I need some recommendations that meet the following qualifications...

1) Platform game
2) Has to have an easy control scheme
3) Has to be somewhat "easy" gameplay wise (nothing frustrating like Jak 2)
4) Nothing too violent or crude (cute & funny = good)
5) This is for the PS2

So far, with my own research, I figured the first Sly Cooper game and the first Jak&Daxter would be good, but I was hoping for some other suggestions.  

Thanks all.

[edit to add PS2 as the platform]
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« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2004, 01:51:28 PM »

Before I even read all your post, I was going to suggest Sly Cooper.  :oops:
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« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2004, 02:00:16 PM »

I assume you mean for PS2.

I'd recommend Sly Cooper as well. Then Ratchet & Clank (if she doesn't mind a lot of shooting and blowing stuff up)
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« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2004, 02:49:17 PM »

The game that singlehandedly got my wife into gaming was SSX Tricky.  There's lots about it that's female-friendly.

My wife's also loving Beyond Good & Evil and we have also played through Baldur's Gate Dark Alliance in co-op mode and are waiting to start co-op Champions of Norrath.
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« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2004, 04:09:48 PM »

Beyond Good & Evil was going to be my rec as well.  Simple combat, strong story and a strong female lead.  Oh and K-bups.
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« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2004, 04:20:53 PM »

I'm not sure Sly Cooper is a good game for the first-time gamer. The game has lots of instances of one-hit kills and insta-death for missing a jump. Might end up frustrating your girlfriend, even if she does like the game itself.

I'll also recommend Beyond Good & Evil. Easy to pick up, fun to play, great graphics and low on the frustration curve for first-time gamers.
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« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2004, 04:21:25 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2004, 04:40:26 PM »

Andrew feels very strongly about this matter.   biggrin
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« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2004, 04:44:10 PM »

Grumble. I haven't had my coffee yet this morning. The even sadder thing is that it took me about 30 seconds to figure out what you were talking about.
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« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2004, 05:57:35 PM »

Beyond Good & Evil would be my recommendation. It was fun and easy to get into.

And though I haven't played it, Katamari Damacy has gotten good reviews and seems like it might fit your criteria.
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« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2004, 06:05:42 PM »

Quote from: "Ralph-Wiggum"
Beyond Good & Evil would be my recommendation. It was fun and easy to get into.

And though I haven't played it, Katamari Dynasty has gotten good reviews and seems like it might fit your criteria.

That's Katamari Damacy, and it is the reason I bough a PS2.
The reason I keep it is Virtua Fighter 4: Evo, Fight Night 2004, SSX3, FFX, and so much more!
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« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2004, 06:34:09 PM »

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Quote from: "Ralph-Wiggum"
Beyond Good & Evil would be my recommendation. It was fun and easy to get into.

And though I haven't played it, Katamari Dynasty has gotten good reviews and seems like it might fit your criteria.

That's Katamari Damacy, and it is the reason I bough a PS2.
The reason I keep it is Virtua Fighter 4: Evo, Fight Night 2004, SSX3, FFX, and so much more!


Oops.  :oops:   Thanks Eduardo.
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« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2004, 06:35:59 PM »

Buy a gamecube + animal crossing.  *No* woman can resist its charms...
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