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SonarSonar Registered User regular
edited March 2009 in Games and Technology
I don't own a tv. I mean I have one that's been in storage for a few years but I don't use one. My ps2 has languished unused for years as well.

So my brother is giving me an Xbox for my birthday. He really wants to be able to play with me over live. So now I have to get a tv that I can fit on my wall because my old tv is too big for my room.

So if I'm spending all this damn money I don't have you fuckers better be giving me some suggestions for games.

Halo? Ok sure, hate it but I'll have to play it with my brother, same with gears.

So now how about some games for me? No room for rockband but I liked RPGs as well as spiderman, guilty gear is fun but my hands ache after a minute of playing. I liked dynasty warriors alot also.

Frankly I'm a dedicated pc man and this gift is more so I can play with him rather than I want one.

Oh I think I'll be getting fable 2 also.

Thanks

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    DehumanizedDehumanized Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    you might enjoy dead rising

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    urahonkyurahonky Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Is your TV HD or SD? If HD, get Dead Rising. If SD, get Dead Rising, but just be warned it'll be hard to read the text (apparently).

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    corin7corin7 San Diego, CARegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    The Darkness. Best $15 you will ever spend.

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    Erin The RedErin The Red The Name's Erin! Woman, Podcaster, Dungeon Master, IT nerd, Parent, Trans. AMA Baton Rouge, LARegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    left 4 dead

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    Kris_xKKris_xK Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Going off your comment of liking Dynasty Warriors, you may enjoy Devil May Cry 4... its basically just hack and slash, but fun. Same with Ninja Gaiden 2.

    Since your a PC man, you've got a better selection of FPS / RPGs already.

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    AimAim Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    VGA cable and skip TV purshase?

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    donhonkdonhonk Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
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    prepare to be a fuckin badass

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    SonarSonar Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Aim wrote: »
    VGA cable and skip TV purshase?

    Excellent suggestion but I kinda want to get my PS2 back in action too since I'm going to be using the stuff anyway. Been awhile since I tried Okagi and I really want to give it another shot.

    Then there are the DVD players I have just sitting around taking up space on top of that plus I don't want to mess with switching cables out.

    The TV will wall mount directly above my PC monitors so it'll be an ultimate gamer set up kinda. Plus tax return yadda yadda yadda...

    I have Left for Dead on the PC, I much prefer the control scheme there.

    Sounds like a lot of Dead Rising FTW here so that'll go on the list.

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    king awesomeking awesome Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    You liked Dynasty Warriors and also rpgs... maybe try out the Marvel Alliances games, they have beat-em-up aspects, and leveling up aspects. You might enjoy that.

    And by RPGs, we talking western or eastern? Cause I'd say Oblivion ( I hated the levling system, but once you get over it, it's a damn blast).

    There are some great downloadable games you should get like bionic commando: rearmed, pac-man: CE.

    Oh... PSYCHONAUTS!!!11!!! <
    THIS RIGHT HERE
    Also... BURNOUT. Seriously though, jesus, it's cheap and you get so much fucking content, it's fast, it's fun, looks amazing. Overall just an amazing game. Even if you are not a racing game fan, this game is just so good.

    You like guilty gear? We are now friends. The ol' SF IV is pretty damn good.

    I *really* liked skate, if you ever enjoyed surf/snow/skate games or did that stuff in real life, you should check out skate.

    I'd say as a new xbox player, and a previous PC player, avoid FPS except ones you are playing for your brother. You'll just get frustrated and keep saying "Ugh.... I woulda had that guy if I could use my mouse/keyboard".

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    MadpandaMadpanda suburbs west of chicagoRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Make sure to check out demos from the marketplace before you buy anything you are unsure of. Most of them are a pretty good representation of the final product.

    The only rpg's I have tried so far are -
    Blue Dragon - if you can get passed the kiddy graphics it's a pretty good rpg, has a demo.
    Too Human - diabloish hack and slash with leveling. Has a demo.


    Non rpg recommendations that have not been mentioned -
    Castle Crashers - xbox live beat em up with online co-op, leveling etc.
    Earth defense force - 3rd person shooter, tons of weapons, lots of enemies at once. Look for youtube videos.

    Seconding a recommendation of the darkness, just finished this over the weekend. Nice console fps.

    If you can, get your brother to co-op the halo campaign with you. This will get you used to controls. And is a gateway drug to multiplayer. After being a pc guy for years playing halo 3 with some friends over live for about 8 hours one Saturday got me to buy a 360.

    Also gears 1 is a bit rough on the medium difficulty setting esp if you are not used to the controller and cover type games.

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    XagarathXagarath Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    So how are 360 VGA cables/adaptors?
    Quality? Price?

    Considering the console myself, but my TV setup is terrible, and it'd be a lot simpler just to plug the thing into my old computer monitor.
    On a related note, can you get RF cables for the thing?

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    donhonkdonhonk Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Xagarath wrote: »
    So how are 360 VGA cables/adaptors?
    Quality? Price?

    Considering the console myself, but my TV setup is terrible, and it'd be a lot simpler just to plug the thing into my old computer monitor.
    On a related note, can you get RF cables for the thing?

    Its an official Microsoft product.

    Don't know about RF cables, also I wouldn't advise it. T'would be terrible!

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    RainbowDespairRainbowDespair Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    XBox Live Arcade. Tons of great games there and there isn't much overlap with the PC. Everything has a demo too so just download several dozen games and try them all out, buying the ones you love. Personally, my favorites are Pac-Man: Championship Edition, N+, and Geometry Wars 2.

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    LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    The biggest problem with VGA is that a lot of oxbox games (either in Xbox originals or disc format) simply won't work on monitors. Also, unless you have a widescreen monitor, a lot of 360 games will be letterboxed.

    There also seems to be no way of finding out which oxbox games will and which won't work other than "buy it and test it", or ask someone else who has it. Same goes for letterboxing, they never say on the box.

    I would say that Crackdown is worth the next to nothing it goes for these days and then some. Jumpy open world fun.

    Really though, you should just jump on live and grab any demo/xbla demo that looks even slightly interesting, and have a lot of fun.

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    XagarathXagarath Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    How old a monitor will the VGA cable work with? Mine's pretty elderly.
    Original xobox games don't matter much to me, thankfully.

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    Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood My baby's in there someplace She crawled right inRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    MASS EFFECT

    It has some RPG aspects mixed with shooting lots of robots and zombies.

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    LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Xagarath wrote: »
    How old a monitor will the VGA cable work with? Mine's pretty elderly.
    Original xobox games don't matter much to me, thankfully.

    Mines fairly new, but I can't see any reason why it wouldn't work on any monitor with a VGA input.

    How old are we talking here?

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    GraviijaGraviija Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I really don't think you're 'late to the party', considering the 360 is in the middle of it's lifespan.

    But anyway, get Crackdown. It's like Grand Theft Auto, except you're a borderline superhero with constantly upgrading abilities. There's nothing quite like jumping across the rooftops of a town, from one end of the island to another.

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    XagarathXagarath Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    LewieP wrote: »
    Xagarath wrote: »
    How old a monitor will the VGA cable work with? Mine's pretty elderly.
    Original xobox games don't matter much to me, thankfully.

    Mines fairly new, but I can't see any reason why it wouldn't work on any monitor with a VGA input.

    How old are we talking here?

    Circa 2002, I fear.

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    LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Xagarath wrote: »
    LewieP wrote: »
    Xagarath wrote: »
    How old a monitor will the VGA cable work with? Mine's pretty elderly.
    Original xobox games don't matter much to me, thankfully.

    Mines fairly new, but I can't see any reason why it wouldn't work on any monitor with a VGA input.

    How old are we talking here?

    Circa 2002, I fear.

    Well I would guess that you would be fine, but it would just be a guess.

    Cex sell 3rd party ones for £3 online, but they only have one in stock, so be quick.

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    RainbowDespairRainbowDespair Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    LewieP wrote: »
    The biggest problem with VGA is that a lot of oxbox games (either in Xbox originals or disc format) simply won't work on monitors.

    That's only a PAL problem. If you're in North America, all games work with VGA (well, all games that work in the first place).

    Here's a list that tells you which games work: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Xbox_games_compatible_with_Xbox_360

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    LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Really?

    Then why the hell to they not let PAL people download the USA version of games from Xbox Originals? Or is it a console thing, not a software thing.

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    GoodKingJayIIIGoodKingJayIII They wanna get my gold on the ceilingRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    For a second I thought Link to the Past was coming to the 360.

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    MongerMonger I got the ham stink. Dallas, TXRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Kris_xK wrote: »
    Going off your comment of liking Dynasty Warriors, you may enjoy Devil May Cry 4... its basically just hack and slash, but fun. Same with Ninja Gaiden 2.
    Them's fightin' words, son.

    Regardless, I recommend both.

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    Muddy WaterMuddy Water Quiet Batperson Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    If you're a PC guy, then try to avoid stuff that's available on the PC. Instead, buy something that's more of a console experience so you get something fresh and not the same shit that you've been playing, except on a controller. Try a Ninja Gaiden game or the new Resident Evil. Also, since the 360 is BC (for some games), try getting stuff you might have missed last gen.

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    elkataselkatas Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    ...try getting stuff you might have missed last gen.

    It is worth noticing that X360's backwards compatibility sucks donkeys balls. Even lot of those games that are supposedly compatible have serious bugs, like unstable framerate, disappering sounds, crashing and other similar crap.

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    elkataselkatas Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    LewieP wrote: »
    I would say that Crackdown is worth the next to nothing it goes for these days and then some. Jumpy open world fun.

    Crackdown is pretty shitty game. Yeah I said it. Sure, engine is goddamn good, and agent mechanics are pretty fun, but otherwise execution was bad. You just go from target to target and kill 'em without any kind of variety. After first island (los muertos, wasn't it?), we started wondering does this game change at all. But, of course it changed. One of the missions had elevator (ooh!), and you needed to blow switches in the another. That is some kind of variety for sure. :lol:

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    KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    elkatas wrote: »
    LewieP wrote: »
    I would say that Crackdown is worth the next to nothing it goes for these days and then some. Jumpy open world fun.

    Crackdown is pretty shitty game. Yeah I said it. Sure, engine is goddamn good, and agent mechanics are pretty fun, but otherwise execution was bad. You just go from target to target and kill 'em without any kind of variety. After first island (los muertos, wasn't it?), we started wondering does this game change at all. But, of course it changed. One of the missions had elevator (ooh!), and you needed to blow switches in the another. That is some kind of variety for sure. :lol:

    It's pretty much just a near-instant-gratification grind. Still fun though.

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    Mr_GrinchMr_Grinch Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    LewieP wrote: »
    The biggest problem with VGA is that a lot of oxbox games (either in Xbox originals or disc format) simply won't work on monitors.

    That's only a PAL problem. If you're in North America, all games work with VGA (well, all games that work in the first place).

    Here's a list that tells you which games work: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Xbox_games_compatible_with_Xbox_360

    I modded my Xbox 1 to support 1080i output and it required changing the region to NTSC. As per usual in this country we got shafted!

    Incidentally some Xbox games are pretty sexy and the little thing does a damn good job of upscaling content using XBMC.

    On topic though, I'd recommend Earth Defence Force, Dead Rising, Assassin's Creed, Prince of Persia, Dead Space, Resident Evil 5.

    Oh and Crackdown is a matter of opinion. Some may say it's shitty, others (including a group of friends and I) think it's the most fun we've had playing any cooperative game ever. We still break it out for a game quite often.

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    Red_CascadeRed_Cascade Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    If you like jRPGs you will want to check out "Lost Odyssey". It can be a bit of a mixed bag, but if you like Final Fantasy style games you will probably like LO.

    If you want a hack and slash diablo clone RPG, then there is "Too Human" as already mentioned. It's not amazing, and the controls can take some getting used to but I found it fun.

    Bioshock, Mass Effect, Fallout 3 would be some FPS/RPG must haves IMHO. Bioshock is more on the FPS side, Fallout 3 on the RPG side, and Mass Effect sits nicely in the middle.

    Also, as the curve-ball... Saint Row 2 is hell loads of fun :)

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    Red or AliveRed or Alive Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I'm just hoping that, one day, you'll be able to play PAL copies of Panzer Dragoon Orta to the end, without the game crashing after the third level.

    Oh! continuing the Sega love, get Virtua Fighter 5; the deepest fighting game on any system. And the 360 port is based on a later arcade revision than the port that launched with the PS3.

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    elkataselkatas Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Mr_Grinch wrote: »
    On topic though, I'd recommend Earth Defence Force...

    I would recommend with reservation. It is silly fun, but production values are laughable and game gets quickly very repetitive. Still, if you can get it for 15 bucks, it is a good purchase.

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    fragglefartfragglefart Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    EDF is awesome with a buddy and some beers.

    I second the notion that pillaging Live Arcade is one of your best bets.

    Live Arcade contains some of the best gaming I've ever played in my life. There is pretty much something for everybody. And for some arcade-minded people, like myself, there are mountains of must-have games.

    And if you haven't already played it to death on PC, buy Peggle.

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    AoiAoi Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    elkatas wrote: »
    ...try getting stuff you might have missed last gen.

    It is worth noticing that X360's backwards compatibility sucks donkeys balls. Even lot of those games that are supposedly compatible have serious bugs, like unstable framerate, disappering sounds, crashing and other similar crap.
    Most of the problems seem to be with fighting games. I have a ton of my back catalog from last gen that run really well. Just depends on which games you're looking to play.

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    WillethWilleth Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    elkatas wrote: »
    LewieP wrote: »
    I would say that Crackdown is worth the next to nothing it goes for these days and then some. Jumpy open world fun.

    Crackdown is pretty shitty game. Yeah I said it. Sure, engine is goddamn good, and agent mechanics are pretty fun, but otherwise execution was bad. You just go from target to target and kill 'em without any kind of variety. After first island (los muertos, wasn't it?), we started wondering does this game change at all. But, of course it changed. One of the missions had elevator (ooh!), and you needed to blow switches in the another. That is some kind of variety for sure. :lol:

    And yet, I booted it back up a few weeks ago and loved it.

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    EskimoDaveEskimoDave Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    elkatas wrote: »
    LewieP wrote: »
    I would say that Crackdown is worth the next to nothing it goes for these days and then some. Jumpy open world fun.

    Crackdown is pretty shitty game. Yeah I said it. Sure, engine is goddamn good, and agent mechanics are pretty fun, but otherwise execution was bad. You just go from target to target and kill 'em without any kind of variety. After first island (los muertos, wasn't it?), we started wondering does this game change at all. But, of course it changed. One of the missions had elevator (ooh!), and you needed to blow switches in the another. That is some kind of variety for sure. :lol:

    doesn't make it any less fun.

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    BamelinBamelin Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Sonar, what type of PC games do you play? This may help when making recommendations ...

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    Santa ClaustrophobiaSanta Claustrophobia Ho Ho Ho Disconnecting from Xbox LIVERegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    elkatas wrote: »
    LewieP wrote: »
    I would say that Crackdown is worth the next to nothing it goes for these days and then some. Jumpy open world fun.

    Crackdown is pretty shitty game. Yeah I said it. Sure, engine is goddamn good, and agent mechanics are pretty fun, but otherwise execution was bad. You just go from target to target and kill 'em without any kind of variety. After first island (los muertos, wasn't it?), we started wondering does this game change at all. But, of course it changed. One of the missions had elevator (ooh!), and you needed to blow switches in the another. That is some kind of variety for sure. :lol:

    I agree, but only to a point. Crackdown is very repetitive. Playing the demo is really a clear indication of what to expect in the full game. The only differences really come in the locations of the city that change.

    That said, there can still be a bunch of fun to have in the game. Especially co-op gaming. However, it's still a game that doesn't really change much over the course of playing it. But generally worth it at the prices it can now be found for.

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    Triple BTriple B Bastard of the North MARegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    corin7 wrote: »
    The Darkness. Best $15 you will ever spend.

    If I could paint this fucking guy's face with lime-colored paint, I would. In fact, it's worth saying again:

    corin7 wrote: »
    The Darkness. Best $15 you will ever spend.


    And if it suits you, I strongly recommend On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, episodes 1 and 2. Also, for some incredible single-player campaigns and equally unparalleled multiplay, give Call of Duty's 2 and 4 a shot. CoD3 can be ignored at your leisure, and World at War is...eh.

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    werehippywerehippy Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I can never understand this boards relationship with The Darkness. It was universally panned pretty hard and that tends to be the opinion of like half the people here, but the other half treat it like the second coming. For people who like it so much, what are the people who don't missing?

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