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How about Wargames escalation, crusader kings 2 or "to the moon" which is a short but sweet PC adventure.
Beaten to it ha! Save these for next year
Edited by RunningMan at 12:35:40 18-12-2012
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
There's always birthdays
50 cent: Blood On The Sand
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
He was playing minecraft but it gave him nightmares.
Aw, really sad to hear that.
Looking down my list I'd say:
Stacking is quite charming.
Steamworld Dig is a fun little game.
KoToR for a bit of classic RPG.
Phattso 20,629 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 43,055 posts
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Hearthstone. Free and fun even when yer shite.
Edited by Khanivor at 06:35:19 03-05-2014
Cheers folks, I'll have a look through your suggestion.
Tiger_Walts 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.
I loved SPace Rangers 2, there's an HD version coming out soonish I think.
Space Pirates and Zombies is in a similar vein.
Excellent stuff, more to mull over. I can give the free ones a whirl and discuss the others with him.
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 8,939 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
Thanks very much guys, very kind of you. Going to see him tomorrow, so I'll see what he thinks.
UncleLou Moderator 37,806 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.
Cheers Lou, appreciated.
Need to test him on a few to see what he's capable of.
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.
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.
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 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 1,283 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sounds fun, will check out.
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