I just got a new PC capable of playing at least most of the current games out right now. I tried playing Oblivion (yes, Oblivion) on my old one and it stuttered too much to enjoy. I decided it was time for a change.

So, I'm really out of the loop when it comes to PC games. What have I missed over the past ... almost a decade? The last PC game I really sank a lot of time into was Half-Life 2, if that tells you anything.

I have Deus Ex: Human Revolution waiting for me, I'm going to replay the recent Bethesda games on PC so I can mess with the available mods, and I'm going to finally give Morrowind a fair shot. Anything else I should try?

jdodson   Admin wrote on 04/24/2012 at 12:26am

So let me think here(ill post more as they come later).

* Lord of the Rings Online is interesting. Free to play, worth a look through.
* The Binding of Issac(see my earlier post about it)
* Cave Story+ (again,earlier post about it)
* Rage (ditto)
* Starcraft 2 (i have yet to post on this, add to my list of things to do :) It was great btw)

Thats all that comes to me. I am not the most hardcore of PC users, but I have been playing more lately.

Travis   Admin   Post Author wrote on 04/24/2012 at 03:34am

I'm not looking to get back into a grindfest MMO, but I may eventually give LotR Online a look. I have played Cave Story, not the plus version, but I own plus through one of the humble bundles. The Binding of Isaac sounds amazing, Rage is worth a look now that it is cheaper (it is sad that an I'd game didn't excite me enough for a day one purchase), and SC2 is definitely on my list. SC1 is the only RTS I have ever enjoyed.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 04/24/2012 at 04:12am

If you dug SC1 then SC2 is a must buy. Its like everything you loved about the first amped up a bit. Story is stellar, gameplay is superb. A gem.

Rage is... Well Rage is fine. Its a beautiful shooter that makes a few mis-steps. The game should be balls to the walls action and killing but it gets bogged down in a throw away story that brings nothing to the table. The PS3 version is cool as you can play Legends of the Wasteland which is essentially split-screen co-op with a friend. If you don't do that, then get it on PC because the controls are WAY better on a PC. Its a twitch shooter so yeah, PC is the ticket.

LoTR online is a fine MMO, when the grind gets annoying you can step away. Thats the great part about F2P MMO's.

Tungsten wrote on 04/24/2012 at 10:29pm

It depends. PC's two biggest strengths now are Free to Play stuff like Tribes: Ascension, and DOTA, and stuff that pushes the console's capabilities like Crysis2, Skyrim, Witcher2 and so on.

The indy market is also awesome. Wait for an indy bundle (like humble bundle or indy royale) and you can drop like $5 and get a few decent games.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 04/25/2012 at 01:07am

I agree, PC's strengths are in F2P and indie games. Hopefully PC's dont go away. In my lifetime anyway.

Tungsten wrote on 04/25/2012 at 01:56am

I'm actually downloading that Tribes:Ascend right now. This will be my intro to the series, but with the reviews I've been reading, I figured I really ought to give it a shot.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 04/25/2012 at 05:11am

Played Tribes a while back. Fun multi-player shooter with jet packs. Don't remember much else. :)

Travis   Admin   Post Author wrote on 04/25/2012 at 06:45pm

Tungsten, yeah, I've been all over those indie bundles, but it seems like they're coming too quickly lately. Seems like there's a new one every two weeks. Just give my wallet some time to cool off, m'kay Humble Bundle people?

jdodson   Admin wrote on 04/26/2012 at 01:37am

Did you guys get the latest bundle? Seems ok, nothing that compelled me but I might be looking at it wrong.

Tungsten wrote on 04/26/2012 at 10:41am

skipped that one. I already had two of the games,

Travis   Admin   Post Author wrote on 04/26/2012 at 08:37pm

Ditto, I skipped it. I tend to only get the big ones, because usually the small ones have some that they already gave you earlier.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 04/26/2012 at 08:41pm

Haven't picked it up either. Prob just wait for the next one too :)

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