PC game for my Dad? Page 7

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  • Goban 18 Dec 2012 12:34:35 9,603 posts
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    Just ordered xcom, cheers Widge, that was the easiest one yet.
  • RunningMan 18 Dec 2012 12:35:12 2,654 posts
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    How about Wargames escalation, crusader kings 2 or "to the moon" which is a short but sweet PC adventure.
  • RunningMan 18 Dec 2012 12:35:28 2,654 posts
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    Beaten to it ha! Save these for next year :)

    Edited by RunningMan at 12:35:40 18-12-2012
  • Goban 18 Dec 2012 12:37:24 9,603 posts
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    @Shikasama

    Saves me a lot of bother, don't even have to go over what he likes anymore.

    Shame I can't set it up on a repeat to come up every year, then all I'd need is for the winner to buy it for him and I'd be all set :)
  • Goban 18 Dec 2012 12:38:26 9,603 posts
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    @RunningMan

    There's always birthdays :)
  • whatfruit 18 Dec 2012 13:14:47 2,602 posts
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    50 cent: Blood On The Sand
  • Goban 3 May 2014 00:05:33 9,603 posts
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    Ok folks!

    I'm here again, asking the same old question:)

    A few additional bits of info:

    My old man is terminally ill and is struggling with gaming(everything). He"s having problems concentrating but he could really do with a challenge to stop him from going completely doolally. Nothing too difficult but something to get him away from his shit situation.

    Big ask I know, but any ideas?

    Edit: it's obviously not for christmas

    Edited by Goban at 00:21:08 03-05-2014
  • Goban 3 May 2014 00:07:07 9,603 posts
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    He was playing minecraft but it gave him nightmares.
  • Dirtbox Best Forumite, 2015 3 May 2014 02:54:05 86,512 posts
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    Aw, really sad to hear that.

    Looking down my list I'd say:

    Civ
    Stacking is quite charming.
    Steamworld Dig is a fun little game.
    KoToR for a bit of classic RPG.
    Bastion.
    Skyrim.
    Titan Quest.
    Torchlight.
  • Phattso 3 May 2014 03:01:45 18,247 posts
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    Something to zone out with like Diablo 3 or Torchlight definitely seem like good shouts. I didn't like it, but Path if Exile was well received and is free.

    Kerbal Space Program?

    Sorry to hear about your Dad. :(
  • Khanivor 3 May 2014 06:34:06 42,730 posts
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    Sorry Gav.

    /bosie

    Hearthstone. Free and fun even when yer shite.

    Edited by Khanivor at 06:35:19 03-05-2014
  • Goban 3 May 2014 08:30:05 9,603 posts
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    Cheers folks, I'll have a look through your suggestion.
  • Tiger_Walts 4 May 2014 11:31:34 16,674 posts
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    Space Rangers 2 or Drox Operative
    Both are space-rogue games on a 2D plane. Space combat, trading and dynamically created missions. Drox is in real-time, while SR2 is turn-based. That doesn't mean that SR2 is slow, just means it's as fast as you want it to be. They scratch that itch for Elite.

    Euro Truck Sim 2
    Something to do while listening to radio/podcasts.
  • Dirtbox Best Forumite, 2015 4 May 2014 13:40:14 86,512 posts
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    I loved SPace Rangers 2, there's an HD version coming out soonish I think.

    Space Pirates and Zombies is in a similar vein.
  • Goban 4 May 2014 18:09:18 9,603 posts
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    Excellent stuff, more to mull over. I can give the free ones a whirl and discuss the others with him.

    Ta
  • Deleted user 4 May 2014 20:46:08
    I've got a spare copy of civ 4 sitting in my steam account. Let me know if you want that and I'll send it over.
  • andytheadequate 4 May 2014 21:22:01 8,871 posts
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    Similarly, I have a free copy of Frozen Synapse available. Not sure if he'd be interested but let me know if you fancy it
  • Goban 4 May 2014 21:26:14 9,603 posts
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    Thanks very much guys, very kind of you. Going to see him tomorrow, so I'll see what he thinks.
  • UncleLou Moderator 4 May 2014 22:28:25 37,191 posts
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    Sorry to hear that, Goban, all the best to your dad.

    Age of Wonders III is quite neat, think Civ lite with tactical hex battles.
  • Goban 4 May 2014 22:35:26 9,603 posts
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    Cheers Lou, appreciated.

    Need to test him on a few to see what he's capable of.
  • President_Weasel 5 May 2014 00:56:58 11,690 posts
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    Sad to hear that. You're looking for games you can kind of drift in and out of rather than concentrate on, or maybe games you can enjoy in five or ten minute bursts?

    How about Mount and Blade, Warband maybe?
    Euro Truck Simulator is a good game to zone out to.
    Bit Trip Runner requires you to be sharp and reflexy, but it's only 30 secs or a minute per level, so you could easily play it in bursts.
    Rogue Legacy is fun and has a good combination of brief bursts of play and deep replayability

    Alternatively, Superbrothers Sword and Sworcery is more of a touching and beautiful music and graphics experience than a game; I'd recommend the hell out of it. Think it was for the applepad originally, but I've played it on Steam and loved it.
  • Goban 5 May 2014 15:17:45 9,603 posts
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    That's it exactly. He finds it difficult to concentrate and gets tired really quickly. But he needs stuff to keep his brain ticking over, otherwise he's going to go down hill really quickly.
  • President_Weasel 5 May 2014 15:44:37 11,690 posts
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    Someone else suggested Euro Truck Simulator before me. That, plus podcasts like Night Vale or the Bugle (or any of the vast plethora of stuff there is out there that matches his taste) to listen to, might be just the trick.
  • pauleyc 5 May 2014 15:46:31 4,548 posts
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    Sorry to hear about your dad, best wishes to him (and you).

    I have a few duplicates sitting around in my Humble library, let me know whether you'd be interested: The Bard's Tale, Solar 2, Bit Trip Runner 2, Magicka, Pool Nation and Civ 5 (not trying to outdo Fozzie here) - also To The Moon though that wouldn't probably be a good choice, all things considered. Let me know whether you'd like anything, I'll sort out the gift links.
  • RobAnybody 5 May 2014 17:30:15 1,135 posts
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    Goban - so very sorry to hear about your father. :(

    As for games - does he like adventure games? They're often relaxing yet get the brain going. Some really great ones out there, although my personal favourite is Syberia.

    A good site to go to is adventuregamers.com - loads of reviews, recommendations and a good, active forum.

    Alternatively, does he like card games? How about trying Hearthstone?

    Edited by RobAnybody at 17:30:56 05-05-2014
  • Goban 14 Dec 2015 10:43:48 9,603 posts
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    Hey all.

    That time of year again. Unfortunately my dad is no longer with us, passed away over a year ago.

    Thought I'd resurrect this thread in memoriam. That and I'm about to build my first gaming pc so some recommendations would be great. As a reminder of times spend gaming with the old fella I figured buying a game that he would have liked would be fitting.

    It was thanks to him after all that I got started on videogames.
  • Deleted user 14 December 2015 10:54:00
    Sorry to read that your dad has passed away. :(

    Games wise, it depends what you like. Bloodborne and Witcher 3 seem to be getting the plaudits at the moment.

    I liked Diablo 3 and Skyrim myself and I'm getting back into older games thanks to Good Old Games and Humble Bundle.
  • RunningMan 14 Dec 2015 10:54:12 2,654 posts
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    Got rebel galaxy off gog sale and that's a blast. Sort of elite-lite. Bound to be on sale when the steam sale hits later this month.
  • Goban 14 Dec 2015 10:56:49 9,603 posts
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    Cheers, gets easier over time. Couldn't have looked at this thread last year. Brings back good memories now.

    I don't really get on too well with open world games.
  • Goban 14 Dec 2015 10:57:49 9,603 posts
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    @RunningMan

    Sounds fun, will check out.
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