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kathryn i am July 16 2009 03:11 PM

Looking for something...
 
Hello TrekBBS Gamers!

I'm looking for a fun, two-player game for either PC, Mac or PS2 - vague, I know! I want to get something that Mr. kia and I can play together. Do you have any suggestions?

Love,

Your new-gamer dancing banana :D

captcalhoun July 16 2009 03:45 PM

Re: Looking for something...
 
what genre? sports? FPS? 3PS? RTS? driving?

y'all need to narrow it down a bit...

clint g July 16 2009 03:55 PM

Re: Looking for something...
 
Yeah, a bit more info would be nice lol

kathryn i am July 16 2009 04:16 PM

Re: Looking for something...
 
Eep! Terrible question asker I am! (new gamer, please don't throw rotten fruit ;) )

um... RPG? Puzzle-ish?

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FPS? 3PS? RTS?
I don't know what those are...

clint g July 16 2009 04:22 PM

Re: Looking for something...
 
Well, RPGs (especially for the PS2) are almost always single player. Two of the best games to come out for the PS2 in the last couple of years were Persona 3 FES and Persona 4. Then you have games like Final Fantasy X and Xenosaga I, II, and III. Each of which can be purchased for pretty cheap

FPS stands for First Person Shooter. Games like Halo and Doom
3PS stands for Third Person Shooters. Stuff like Gears of War and Syphon Filter
RTS is Real Time Strategy. Those are games like Command and Conquer, WarCraft and Star Craft


EDIT: Mulling it over in my head, if you want an RPG I think Final Fantasy X will be the place to start. Its accessible, has likable characters, graphics that still hold up pretty well due to fantastic art design, a great soundtrack and a great story. You can also get it for 5 bucks

I'll try and think of some good two player games for the system but to be honest I always felt as if the PS2 was weak in the multi-player area

kathryn i am July 16 2009 04:35 PM

Re: Looking for something...
 
It doesn't have to be an RPG (and a quick look at the shelf tells me we own Final Fantasy X - and I think I've played around with it a bit and enjoyed it) I just would love something that we could do together :) Thanks for the suggestions so far, clint g!

Jadzia July 16 2009 06:24 PM

Re: Looking for something...
 
I think for quick fun games, you might enjoy something arcade like. RPG has too much depth for casual interest. RTS requires developing skill and practice. FPS is possible if you like that sort of thing.


Do you want a game where you compete against your partner, or cooperate with him?

Do you want to take turns, or be playing simultaneously?

Do you want guns and ultraviolence, or flowers and bunnies?

Do you want a game that uses your mind, or uses your reflexes?

Rii July 16 2009 07:08 PM

Re: Looking for something...
 
Trine for PC is a charming fantasy-based puzzle platformer that offers co-operative play on the same screen, although I suspect that on top of the standard PC issue of "can I run this game?" is the issue of control inputs for multiple players.

kathryn i am July 16 2009 07:25 PM

Re: Looking for something...
 
Quote:

Do you want a game where you compete against your partner, or cooperate with him?
Either would be fine.

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Do you want to take turns, or be playing simultaneously?
Is it boring if I say, "Either would be fine."? ;)

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Do you want guns and ultraviolence, or flowers and bunnies?
Something in between?

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Do you want a game that uses your mind, or uses your reflexes?
Mind - we both like trying to figure things out.

clint g July 16 2009 07:27 PM

Re: Looking for something...
 
I see this is going to be hard :p

My suggestion, go out and get a Wii. The system was designed for people like you :p

kathryn i am July 16 2009 08:27 PM

Re: Looking for something...
 
*thwap* Is that any way to convince me to be a hard-core gamer? :p

Jadzia July 16 2009 08:35 PM

Re: Looking for something...
 
I think a straight forward puzzle game would be best for you two. Unfortunately I don't know of any multiplayer puzzle games. Perhaps a single player game that doesn't have a time limit, so you can stop and argue together over how to proceed:

"now what do we do here... oh I know we have to do this... no no that won't work, let's do this instead... but I don't want to do that... so do it your way and lose... I'm not going to lose... oh I lost... It's all your fault we lost you should have been more convincing..."

captcalhoun July 16 2009 08:56 PM

Re: Looking for something...
 
i'd say get a driving/racing game which features 2-player mode something like Gran Turismo or Burnout on PS2

Kirk's_Tights July 16 2009 08:58 PM

Re: Looking for something...
 
Too bad you don't want fighting or racing games. Those are the best.


For PC, you should DL Streets of Rage 1, 2 and 3 but it doesn't seem to be what you are looking for. It's a beat 'em up series, one of the greatest video game series ever.

Being a gamer is awesome. If you really want to be a gamer, try a bunch of different games. Don't narrow it down to only a few genres of games. Keep an open mind and play games you wouldn't usually play. You will find that you will enjoy a lot of games you never thought you would.

A lot of people like to stay away from certain genres because of stereotypes or they just plain don't like those types of games but you really need to knock down that barrier and play as many different games as you can.


A great, fun puzzle game is the Puzzle Fighter series (the girl in my avatar is from one of the games).

darthraidr July 16 2009 09:21 PM

Re: Looking for something...
 
hmm... a fun co-op game for the PC or PS2... you could try the Baulder's Gate games http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...lliance+&hl=en

you could also try a demos of some Massively Multiplayer Online games... i feel conflicted suggesting World of Warcraft, but it is a game that my wife and i both play (we also played a lot of Baulder's Gate 1&2 on the PS2)


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