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Re: Beginner gaming suggestions
« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2016, 01:29:41 AM »
Some of my favorite series include Mystery Case Files (although they are getting  horror tinged), Mystery Trackers (not so intense.) For Time Management, I love the Delicious series. It has really grown over the years.

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« Reply #16 on: November 23, 2016, 12:39:18 PM »
Thirding "Dragon Age: Origins." Compelling storyline, including love stories, and you can replay it with different character origins, classes, and choices. Be warned, though - the Dragon Age franchise has actually made me cry.

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Re: Beginner gaming suggestions
« Reply #17 on: November 23, 2016, 03:59:02 PM »
Yeah they should sell Dragon Age: Origins with a couple of boxes of Kleenex.

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« Reply #18 on: November 23, 2016, 07:13:53 PM »
It also has some rather nice looking guys. Alistair, Zevran, Anders....

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Re: Beginner gaming suggestions
« Reply #19 on: November 23, 2016, 11:37:51 PM »
Dragon Age is what finally got me to start seeking out the wonderful world of fanfiction.

Just sayin'  :P

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Re: Beginner gaming suggestions
« Reply #20 on: November 24, 2016, 02:15:59 AM »
Definitely the Nancy Drew games; you can buy the cds/dvds right from herinteractive.com. You have to think to play them.

I also like Mystery Case Files and Zoo Tycoon and Zoo Tycoon 2.
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« Reply #21 on: November 24, 2016, 05:11:27 PM »
Pop Cap makes a ton of easy, fun games.  mostly puzzle/strategy/tower defense type games.  Zuma's Revenge, Peggle Nights and Plants vs Zombies (the original Game of the Year version) are my personal favourites.
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« Reply #22 on: November 24, 2016, 09:23:57 PM »
Thank you all! My local library, I found out, has some games for check out! Will look at their titles with your lists in hand. You are some of the stuff that I am thankful for this Thanksgiving.

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« Reply #23 on: November 25, 2016, 12:43:48 AM »
Several people have mentioned Dragon Age, so I'd like to put in a suggestion for Bioware's (the company that makes DA) other major title - Mass Effect. It's a sci-fi adventure game, set on the most fantastic spaceship (the SSV Normandy), where you can battle evil alien robots, explore dozens of planets and space stations and romance a selection of humans and aliens. And there's a full trilogy, with a new spinoff game coming out next year.

I am a total beginner at gaming too, but I picked up the first one quite quickly. :D

(Although, yes, standard warning that any Bioware game will make you cry and possibly ruin your life for the better.)

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Re: Beginner gaming suggestions
« Reply #25 on: November 25, 2016, 11:20:08 AM »
If you have Steam, or a WII, a wonderful game is Phantom Brave. It's easy to play, but with a lot of depth, and the story is heart-warming. I like games where, no matter how bad you are, you can grind yourself up to a point where you can win rather than being stuck forever at one point. Phantom Brave allows this, and the grinding is pretty fun as well, since it's give you randomly-generated dungeons rather than the same one over and over.

If you like something with a little more dark humour, the same company makes the Disgaea series, which is about the funniest series I've ever played. Prinnies for the win!
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Re: Beginner gaming suggestions
« Reply #26 on: November 25, 2016, 12:29:34 PM »
Black Friday is "massive sale" day on Steam, so I highly recommend you poke around today if you're going to  ;D http://store.steampowered.com/search/?publisher=Hanako%20Games for my favorites - The Royal Trap, Date Warp, and Sword Daughter are more visual novels than games, but all of Hanako's titles are consistently really, really good!