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Games To Play Between Installments

posted by Master of Aeons on - last edited - Viewed by 4.4K users
This should be a good one to return to. Recommend games to play in the meantime instead of waiting for Walking Dead. I'm not going to suggest genres or whatever, but for mine I'll start with substitutions in case someone wants something similar. Feel free to suggest anything else.

Games Like Walking Dead:
Fahrenheit / Indigo Prophecy: Two names for the same game. Pretty linear and tough to lose. Control three different characters in a story about cults, mystic powers and a missing third act. Dialogue trees aren't bad, choices don't matter much and QTEs are handled by a Simon Minigame. (PC, PS2, XBox, 360)

Heavy Rain: The spiritual successor to Fahrenheit. Every choice seems to do something and the story can go to many places along a linear track. Everyone can die in the finale and the game will still go on to a satisfying ending. (PS3)

Silent Hill Shattered Memories: In Silent Hill 1, you played as a guy who went to a foggy hell to rescue his daughter. This is that story again, but told through therapy sessions and chase sequences. You change the world by periodic evaluations and by interacting with the world (ie, the game takes notes if you ogle sexy images). It's survival horror, which may turn some off but has some good replay value. (Wii)

The other side of this is the adventure game. Point and click your way through a (usually funny) story, solve puzzles and check Universal Hint System when something doesn't make sense.

Adventure Games
Tales of Monkey Island: You're Guybrush Threepwood, a seasoned Mighty Pirate, and you fight your old nemesis LeChuck in the 5th installment of a series of 4 good games (1, 2 and 3 were good). Point and click through 5 COMPLETED episodes. Yay. (PC, Wii)

Full Throttle: Don't want something so silly? Play the story of Ben, the leader of the Polecat biker gang. Flying cars are phasing out bikes, so it's up to you to protect the last manufacturer. Most puzzle solutions involve injury. (PC)

Psychonauts: Want the depth of an Adventure Game without the wonky control? Psychonauts is an action platformer where you play as a kid at a psychic summer camp. Learn to burn things with your mind and earn the title of Psychonaut. Come for the pretty colors and silly designs, stay because the world is batshit insane and stay out of the secret room. (PC, PS2, XBox)

Any other suggestions?
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  • depends on how much you like 'fog' used to lvoe versus but it got boring with such one sided teams..

    you can describe colours to a blind person if you match a colour to a feeling..

    blue is cold, red is hot, orange warm/sunny, green is illness/sick, brown could be dirt or shit...

    You can't, it's like trying to think of a colour that doesn't exist or youve never seen, you can't do it :p but good effort.
  • Define plaid.

  • dare i ask anyone who plays tf2 via steam on pc if you fancy some of the man vs machine co-op ?
  • Any one like Golf?Give World Golf Tour a try.Its free with the option of buying better equipment using a CVS or Subway gift card.I like it,but TWD and Medieval2 are my goto games at the moment.
  • Scotland

    Well, no need to come to the forum today. I can't outdo that.
  • Well, no need to come to the forum today. I can't outdo that.

    Me and milo were playing the association game, blue cold, red warm, green ill, plaid Scotland, it works...ya wit is on point as well bruddaaaah!
  • darksiders II coming in post so thats one thing while i wait for tf2 people lol
  • "katawa shoujo" is a great game for anyone who likes breaking his mouse after clicking it for 8 hours ^^ (that is how long took me to complete story 1 time)
  • I thought I would mention Star Wars: The Old Republic

    I started playing it recently because

    1. is free up to level 15
    2.takes days to reach level 15 (unless you marathon it I guess)
    3.Multiple characters to play til level 15
    4. been announced that soon the game will be completely Free
    (I think til level 50), not completely certain. The only purchases would be for special extra items.

    From what I understand, is a new method being used by many MMO's to allow free subscriptions and charge just for extra items because of the decrease of people willing to pay monthy subscriptions.

    So, while waiting for the next episodes, it's a suggestion for a free (limited) game that takes days per character.. I think you get 8-10 characters, so guessing, based on a few hours each night, maybe 5-7 days per character to lvl 15, would take around 2 months?

    Supposed to be totally free (at least to level 50) in a couple months.

    if anyone else is playing this maybe you can include more accurate information .

    Edit to add: FOR THE HOARD!!! i mean EMPIRE!!!
  • Guild Wars 2 is also a good recommendation. It's launching next week and it's subscription free (you buy the game, not the playtime). The character missions and instances work like Star Wars, but world missions are dynamic events that constantly move around the world.

    An area might be prone to bandit raids. An early mission could have you defending supplies. If that is failed or ignored, there's a mission to retrieve an item from the bandit. The bandit leader might roam the area. You might have to escort one of the villagers to another place to ask for help.

    It's pretty interesting and nicely avoids the "give me nine wolf paw" quests.
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