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brokedown777

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#1 14 years ago

I know I am probably the only one on the planet that has experienced this but wanted to post it anyway. I am new with gaming, but i have been on puter for many years. Im an old guy 57 so i decided to have some fun and try some games. I purchased thief and sims family deluxe and read the documentation but found little that told me how to play. With thief I mostly just stood around trying to figure out what to do next. lol With the sims deluxe, I dont even know where to start after the beginning screen is shown. I guess maybe im just not with it on these new games. lol I have the collectors edition of kings quest and i loved all those games. They were easy to play and very addictive. Fred from Tampa:spank:




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#2 14 years ago

I don't know what Thief is but Sims can barely be called a game. If you're new to gaming, get a console, preferrably a GameCube, and buy some great games likeSuper Smash Brothers Melee or Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life. Both of those are appealing to all ages including 57 and have insane replay value.




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#3 14 years ago
I don't know what Thief is

Although I've never played it, it's supposed to be a stealth shooter I think. Highly regarded in some circles. Anyway. Half-Life is where I started out on the FPS scene. I played a few others before that, but Half-Life is where I really started. It's a classic, it'll run on just about any computer these days, and it's even got a tutorial mode to start you off if you like. The game itself eases you into the action slowly. You don't even shoot anything for the first level. The second level pits you against 'heady crabs', which don't do much until they get close, and only require a couple of pistol shots. Plus it's cheap considering what you get, has hundreds, if not thousands, of mods, and is still pretty active in multiplayer land. Age of Empires 2 started me off on RTS games. That too is a classic, will run on almost any machine now, and does have a tutorial to start you out. Not to mention a gigantic instruction manual. And it is also cheap and has quite a few extra missions etc to download. I suppose you could also try Halo for PC. That is very easy. I never thought I'd find a use for such a flaw, but there you go. You might also like things like SimCity. No violence, just you, running a city for as long as you want. Very addictive if you can get a city running. The latest and most difficult version is SimCity 4, but SimCity 3 isn't missing too much and will be cheaper and more computer-friendly. If you can find SimCity classic somewhere, you may like to start out there because compared to the others, it's very easy. The Sims on the other hand is a terrible place to start out. Throw it out before it's too late! Though if you go for SimCity 4, I believe there is some sort of intergration between that and The Sims, though from what I hear it's not much.




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#4 14 years ago

Whats your question? is there a question? or are you just telling us? if your telling us then theres not really much to talk about....... The first FPS iv ever played was Doom, first online FPS was Quake 1. That was in like 97' or so, or earlier




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#5 14 years ago

I think me and Deranged are going with the assumption that he's after recommendations. Unless he says otherwise :confused:.




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#6 14 years ago

okay..... what sort of stats do your computer have? bf1942 is a great game.




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#7 14 years ago

Thief is Eidos' other game. Their best being Deus Ex. You could get that, its about 3 or 4 years old so will run on ur pc, though that can be complicated though it explains everything from the start of the game. That game is the "thinking man's shooter". The sims is not a good choice.

In thief u run around steathely with a bow and arrow and shoot people with it i think. I've never played it but i read a review of it somewhere.




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#8 14 years ago

Hmm, maybe Counter Strike? It's a pretty simple game thus a good FPS (First Person Shooter) to start off with.




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#9 14 years ago

Thanks Everyone for posting. Yep i was mostly just wanting to get ideas on what people in the forum thought were good places to start if your new to gaming. What games you felt were good and which ones to stay away from. At the moment i cant afford a game cube but will probably go to a game box later. Right now it will have to be pc games for a while. That shows how much i know, i thought the Sims family game was a highly regarded game. lol I saw a lot of interest in it on the internet but i can see I will be better off with one of the other games you guys mentioned. I really appreciate your input. Fred from Tampa:)




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#10 14 years ago

Better to go for Half-life first, then u have the same feel for Counter-Strike. You can buy half life with three mods: CS, Opposing Force and Blue shift.

Its cheap, about £5, so i would start with that, if u want to be shooting things. If u want a peaceful game, then Simulation games would be a good choice, like he affore mentioned SimCity series.