Last August, in a fit of indecision, I asked you guys to help me choose the next video game that I would play.  From the diverse list of eight titles you ended up pointing me in the direction of The Witcher, which I then went on to play, conquer, and rave about to anyone who would listen.  Since then I’ve banged another three games off of that list, however I’ve added more than that to my backlog, primarily due to Steam sales.

So, here we go again, please leave a message in the comments, below, and let me know which of the following PC games that I should tackle next:

Knights of the Old Republic (2003) – Bill bought me a copy a year or more ago, and yet I have still not so much have installed this classic.  I love the classic Star Wars movies and the early SNES games, and I enjoy Bioware-style RPGs so there is honestly no reason aside from laziness that it remains unplayed.

Titan Quest (2007) – Last time reader’s assured me that this Greek-themed action game would scratch my Diablo itch.  I still have it installed, and I still haven’t clicked the shortcut to launch the title. With Diablo 3 looking like it will be a 2012 release this may be the closest thing to an action RPG loot grind that I’ll see for a while.

Zeno Clash (2009) – A lot of people claim that this is one of the most unique action games that they have ever played, which is the sole reason that I purchased it when Steam made it available for $2.50.

Deus Ex (2000) – Apparently a very influential game, I have never played either of the old Deus Ex titles, however the weave of excitement for the third installment – Human Revolution – has me interested in seeing what the hype is all about.

Amnesia: The Dark Descent (2010) -  A Christmas gift from Bill, I think that he got this one for me because he likes to see me suffer.  The demo scared the hell out of me…. I’m terrified to think what the full game will do to my sanity.

Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee (1997) – While I don’t own this game, it’s $4.99 on Steam so it’s not like it is unaffordable.  An interview with Lorne Lanning in this month’s EGM has piqued my curiosity to the point where I’m genuinely intrigued in the thought of playing this 14 year old title.

Metro 2033 (2010) – A post apocalyptic shooter, this one took a lot of people by surprise last year, and a lot of my favorite podcasters spoke quite highly of it.  I’m not sure that I’ve actually ever played am Eastern European FPS, so it will be an interesting journey.

Red Faction: Guerrilla (2009) – Two words…. Space Asshole.  I really miss the Idle Thumbs podcast.

So there’s my short list… any help on choosing what to play next would be greatly appreciated!

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8 Responses to “Choose my next adventure 2.0”

  1. Nelson says:

    I can say both Knights of the Old Republic and Deus Ex are terrific games. I fear Deus Ex may not have aged well, though, it’s guilty of some design sins that later games figured out how to avoid. So I vote KotOR. And definitely play the dark side, it’s very very fun.

  2. Derrick says:

    Selfish vote: Metro 2033, because I need someone who’s tastes are similar enough to mine to review the game. I’ve been waffling about it since it’s launch.

    Non-selfish vote: Kotor. It’s an awesome game, even given it’s age. DE is as well, but can be frustrating to play now.

    Really, everyone needs to play Kotor. It’s fantastic, and clearly set the stage for the bioware games of today.

  3. I’ve only played KotOR. That’s pretty fun. I agree, the Dark Side is more fun. Ultimately, though, it’s a pretty simplistic morality tale wrapped up in the clothing of Star Wars.

    Personally, I enjoyed Titan’s Quest a lot more, though. I played a bit solo and then a lot duo with my GF. I will say, it’s pretty easy to get a gimp character, though, so you might want to read up on class combinations before diving in. Give the melee fighting classes a chance, as they seem the most survivable. I also found a lot of problems with bosses. My GF and I were able to blow through most stuff together, but the bosses still roundly beat us up, especially the one at the end of the primary quest.

    Oh, final tip: Just play Immortal Throne. It includes all the stuff from the original game. There’s also a fan patch out there to fix some lingering bugs, but not sure if it’s still making the rounds after all this time.

    Hope this helps. :)

    • Tesh says:

      Seconded… except I liked light side better in KOTOR and a ranged Hunter/Storm character in TQ/IT. I had little trouble with the game. I was a glass cannon, for sure, so when I got in trouble, I was toast, but that didn’t happen often since baddies died getting to me. :)

  4. PeterD says:

    Surprisingly, I loved Amnesia. It’s really well crafted. I didnt think a video game would be able to scare me quite so successfully. I still get chills thinking about it. Its a work of art.

  5. Symbiode says:

    I’ve played all of these, and they are all good. I would recommend KotOR, as every gamer needs to play it. If you want something shorter to play, Metro 2033 is a great, it’s kind of like S.T.A.L.K.E.R. meets Half-Life.

  6. Void says:

    I’d like to see you review some older games. I’ll throw my vote in behind KOTOR and Deus Ex. KOTOR because it’s a fantastic game and Deus Ex because I would love to hear more about it, but don’t feel like playing it myself.

    Keep in mind if you’ve played Mass Effect and Dragon Age then KOTOR will feel like a devolved version of the two games thrown together. Although, it’s really interesting to see how far Bioware has come in the past 10 years.

  7. Andrew says:

    I got an offline vote for Amnesia, however it looks like I’ll be installing KotOR momentarily. Thanks, guys.

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