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  • DFawkes 10 Dec 2010 15:56:18 22,968 posts
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    My Dad loves the Ship Simulator series, of which the most recent, Ship Sim Extremes, is probably the best.

    The missions are quite varied and it's actually not bad. The game has broken missions though, and going by previous games they won't ever fix them, so if he's really into full completion it'll be physically impossible.

    Oh for goodness sake, I've caught my scrotum in my zip again - Margaret Thatcher, 1986

  • cianchristopher 10 Dec 2010 16:10:48 6,360 posts
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    Goban wrote:
    How is it with kb&m ?

    Dunno, probably not great. I played it with an Xbox 360 controller - but, if you can find the game for cheap (it shouldn't cost too much these days), maybe you can get a wired 360 controller to go with it? (They're simple to set up, just plug it in to a USB port and it'll install itself in 30 seconds. Also, many games natively support them (including Batman), which means they're calibrated automatically as if you're playing on an Xbox).
  • Goban 10 Dec 2010 16:13:35 9,055 posts
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    He really doesn't get on with a pad, old dog and new tricks etc etc.
  • dutchspeededup 10 Dec 2010 16:19:44 4,393 posts
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    How about The Orange Box?

    If he dislikes it, and Portal in particular, you could always pay a tramp to stab him.
  • Deleted user 10 December 2010 16:21:38
    If he doesn't like Portal, I will do it for free.
  • cianchristopher 10 Dec 2010 16:21:38 6,360 posts
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    TBH, in that case - I'd just go with StarCraft II. It's the "big" PC game of 2010.

    Yeah it's fast-paced, and hardcore and all that.

    But, you don't have to get into that side of it at all. You can play the single-player campaign at your own pace (which is brilliant, btw), and skirmish with the AI if you don't fancy going online.

    It's not all Krazy Koreans, clicking 300 times per minute and memorising complex build orders and things like that.
  • Clive_Dunn 10 Dec 2010 16:23:23 4,780 posts
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    Get him the X:BTF superbox set. Years of in depth stuff there.
  • dutchspeededup 10 Dec 2010 16:25:34 4,393 posts
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    Incidentally, in the event that it's his sort of game, Batman AA really is phenomenal. It's one of my favourite games of this generation.
  • Goban 10 Dec 2010 16:28:04 9,055 posts
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  • Goban 10 Dec 2010 16:30:05 9,055 posts
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    Orange box, come on, he's a current sort of dad, been there done that.

    he's not an online gamer, so if starcraft isn't as hardcore as i thought maybe that's a good option.

    Is UncleLou not around much any more, he was always on the button with the mature gamer ;-)
  • mrpon 10 Dec 2010 16:31:25 28,914 posts
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    What about a puzzler? Heard good things (though not played) about Chime and Machinarium.

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • sirtacos 10 Dec 2010 16:33:45 7,280 posts
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    Civ? 4's great but bastard hard on higher difficulties, maybe Civ 5 would be more up his alley.

    Or if he's an RPG kinda guy, what about an oldie: Planescape?

    But since he likes STALKER, maybe... Bioshock? Nothing alike, but worth a go.
    My PC advice is as crap as my computer unfortunately.
  • Dirtbox 10 Dec 2010 16:34:56 78,167 posts
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    Fallout NV
    Mass Effect 1/2
    Metro 2033
    STALKER 2/3
    KoToR
    Dragon Age
    F1 2010
    Mafia 2
    Dead Rising 2

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  • cianchristopher 10 Dec 2010 16:36:58 6,360 posts
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    Yeah, Mass Effect (and/or the sequel).

    If you don't go for StarCraft, that is...

    And, they're best played with keyboard & mouse.
  • Asrill 10 Dec 2010 16:41:08 396 posts
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    dutchspeededup wrote:
    How about The Orange Box?

    If he dislikes it, and Portal in particular, you could always pay a tramp to stab him.

    Rage_Quit_Rob wrote:
    If he doesn't like Portal, I will do it for free.

    Now that's service.

  • Goban 10 Dec 2010 17:27:01 9,055 posts
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    EG, advice with consequences.
  • Goban 10 Dec 2010 23:13:15 9,055 posts
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    Still not quite convinced by anything yet, open to any other suggestions.
  • AHiFi 11 Dec 2010 03:13:37 1,665 posts
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    Read a wee bit of the thread, sorry if these have been mentioned:

    Battlefield 2: Bad Company - He gets to blow loads of stuff up.

    Borderlands - He gets to blow loads of stuff up.

    And for a change of pace:

    Sins of a Solar Empire - He gets to explore strange new worlds, seek out new life and new civilizations...and then blow them up.

    And I saw it mentioned before, no idea if you acted on it - Metro 2033. Very like Stalker. Failing that, did he try the STALKER sequel?
  • Goban 12 Dec 2010 22:24:41 9,055 posts
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    Sins of a solar empire any good?

    Metro 2033 is an option.
  • _Price_ 12 Dec 2010 22:36:30 3,074 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    KoToR

    Knights of The old Republic?

    /pedant.

    Good list of titles though. Although personally I'd ditch the last 3 in favour of Fallout 3: GotY Edition, The Orange Box and.... I dunno.... KotOR II.
  • Goban 13 Dec 2010 15:59:25 9,055 posts
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    This thread has become a big disappointment, EG just isn't what it used to be ;)
  • cianchristopher 13 Dec 2010 16:12:35 6,360 posts
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    Goban wrote:
    This thread has become a big disappointment, EG just isn't what it used to be ;)

    Or, look at it this way - PC gaming ain't what it used to be (it's still good, but the '96 - '04 heyday is over)
  • Goban 13 Dec 2010 16:25:17 9,055 posts
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    That's the impression I was getting, shame.
  • UncleLou Moderator 13 Dec 2010 16:29:22 35,556 posts
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    Oh!

    I'd say: Civ V. I've spent 100+ hours on it, it must be doing something right, and it's easier to get into than ever (and quite pretty to look at).
  • Goban 13 Dec 2010 17:10:07 9,055 posts
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    Yay UncleLou!

    Is it worth it if he's played a couple of the previous incarnations.

  • Goban 18 Dec 2012 12:00:11 9,055 posts
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    Me again, guess what, advice required for the auld fella once more.

    Any ideas oh great gurus of the PC?
  • Goban 18 Dec 2012 12:02:12 9,055 posts
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    What happened to me last year... Eek my life is slipping away.
  • Widge Moderator 18 Dec 2012 12:10:56 13,573 posts
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    How about Xcom?

    _ _ _

    www.inverted-audio.com

  • Goban 18 Dec 2012 12:26:11 9,055 posts
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    Just had a quick scan, looks good. Will read up a bit more
  • Shikasama 18 Dec 2012 12:30:24 6,835 posts
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    To bring up a thread you made 2 years ago with the very same question...that is efficient foruming

    Edit: 5 years ago! consider my cap doffed

    Edited by Shikasama at 12:31:24 18-12-2012
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