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My birthday is coming up (the 26th) and I wanna get maybe 1 or 2 games.
I already have Oblivion and Lost Planet.

I really like MMORPGs, and I was really looking at guild wars, but then realized I've never really heard too much about it.

I like RTSs too, and a friend said I should get Company of Heroes.

I'm confused.
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post #2 of 12
Im not sure when World In Conflict will be released, but it is an awesome RTS. You can download the beta and try the multiplayer if you want. You might also want to look at Phantasy Star Universe. It is a futuristic sci fi MMORPG. And I always suggest FEAR, one of my favorite FPSs of all time.
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yes fear is a good game and so is BF2 or BF2142
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post #4 of 12
Well, just my 2 cents worth on online games: I played WoW, Guild Wars, and Eve for almost over two years. They fun to play and lots of people to meet and interact with. Both WoW and Guild Wars, you can't go wrong with either one. I stopped three months ago cause it started taking up a lot of time and just did not seem fun any more for me, but my tastes in games change once in a while.
Company of Heroes is a great game. Enjoyed. Can come up with some good stratergies. I love playing C&C3. Online play is fun, but after a while once you got two or three good playing styles it just becomes a procese (don't flame, just what I feel and think about most stratergy online play). I do enjoy Supreme Commander, also a good game single player and online. It's demanding on defining the smaller things of defense and attack. Playing the AI is not as easy as some games.

STALKER not bad as well. I'm busy playing that at the moment. Nice concept and great AI, I think. FEAR as well, good game. I have not really spent too much time playing it though; just too may games came out the same time it did that I also wanted, so it did not get most of my attention like the other games I mentioned above.

I'm siting in the same boat as you in this moment because I can't decide what online first person shooter to invest some time into. So I guess at the end of the day, if you cant make your mind up on something, choose three games you're interested in read up on them and choose one for now. Play it and see if it's what you're looking for, and enjoy playing. That way your second game wont be wasted birthday money, because you will ether choose a second game you might not enjoy or is not your taste. So take a little extra time choosing your second game.

I say don't waste money on a game that you might not enjoy, games are there to be enjoyed and some of the fun is choosing the game.

Take care mate.
post #5 of 12
I don't care too much for any RTS style game...because about 85% of the time there is no stragy. you just have to have more units then the enemy...or perhaps better units.

Don't get Supreme comander...I can tell that much. You have air units that can only attack air units ground units that can't lift their rifles at a hovering helicopter right infront of them...real annoying. and no..this does not make stragey...you just have to make armies of mixed units.

Silient hunter 4 just got patch 1.3 and now it works. its a submarine sim. I have to say I am having a blast sneaking around the pacific launching torpedos at ships. There is definately stratagy involved in this game.
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post #6 of 12
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Oh, I forgot to mention that I do have F.E.A.R. Combat already.

I was just thinking that I never really had a RTS game before, and probably wouldn't like it. lol

I'm still wondering if Guild wars is worth it. What version should I get?
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I respect your opinion about Supreme Commander, but that is just not true that " You have air units that can only attack air units ground units that can't lift their rifles at a hovering helicopter right infront of them ". There are air units that can attack ground units and ground units that can attack air. And yes, the strategy is on how you use what units for what situation. But I have to agree: with enough mixed units, you can run over any one in any rtl game. But still is a fun game to play. Anyway...

Guild Wars worth it? That's up to you at the end of the day. The nice thing about it is it has no monthly fees. I would get the first installment and see if it's for you. If you like it then go for Factions. RTS, try out Company of Heroes or C&C3. Both not bad in single player, good story lines, and online play if you want to go that route as well.
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I really like MMORPGs, and I was really looking at guild wars, but then realized I've never really heard too much about it.
Guild Wars is not an MMORPG in the truest sense, and they say as much. Not saying it's not for you, just don't go into it expecting it to be an MMO in the same sense as WoW or EQ.

Reading between the lines of course, if you want a "tradtional" MMO, you could always succumb to the dark side and give WoW a go.

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I like RTSs too, and a friend said I should get Company of Heroes.
Haven't played it, but CoH is supposed to be a fantastic RTS. Not into the whole WW2 genre myself though, so my preference would be Command & Conquer 3.
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I'm very tempted to get WOW, but I don't know if I can do the $15 right now. I just got cut 10hrs a week at my job. *sigh*

I already pay for a lot of things a month. But then, I could just buy the 60-day cards when I get the money.
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Get Condemned Criminal origins!! Worth it its an awesome game.
 
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