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Recommend an Xbox game for short attention span guy

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#1 of 15 DaveF

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Posted December 01 2012 - 02:46 AM

I'd love to have short-story of a game to play. A fantastic experience in 10 hours would be a treat for the holidays. Right now, i dont want to tackle a monster "Les Miserables" of a Skyrim or Assassins Creed III. But a great little "Coraline" of a short game could fit my holiday vacation. DLC is fine, as is a retail product. Doesn't have to be brand new, either. (Im also playing Between Good and Evil and Fallout 3). Thanks!

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Posted December 01 2012 - 02:59 AM

Plants Vs. Zombies Borderlands Braid

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Posted December 01 2012 - 03:06 AM

Limbo this is a good list: http://xbox.about.co...opxblagames.htm

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Posted December 01 2012 - 06:17 AM

Good list. I've played PvZ (iPhone) and love it. I demo'd Braid a while back, but didn't get into it. I'll check out Borderlands and Limbo.


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Posted December 01 2012 - 09:42 AM

People play Borderlands and now BL2 for 60+ hours, but you can play it in small chunks if you like.

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Posted December 01 2012 - 01:06 PM

I watched the IGN reivew of Borderlands, and it's not what I want right now. It looks fun. But they also commented on it being a open world game built around gathering items, with 100,000 gun variants that you can spend your life optimizing. I need something simpler and more direct for this Winter. I've still got FO3 to feed compulsive pack-muling traits :)


Limbo, Braid, Castlevania, Geometry Wars. Maybe Shadow Complex. Some good options there.


Maybe I should re-try 'Splosion Man. Which was awesome, but became difficult in later levels.



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Posted December 02 2012 - 01:30 AM

Look into Fez.

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Posted December 06 2012 - 11:17 PM

If you're a music fan, anything from the Rock Band series works. You can unlock the entire catalogue without having to play through the game. If I have a little time to kill, I'll pop off a few tunes in Rock Band. My friends and I get a big kick out of Blur's multiplayer, especially the demolition derby. I also like Full House Poker because I'm a poker fan and it's possible to play quick games. Finally, Portal is a really short game. If you haven't already, pick it up. It's part of the Orange Box set. I have Borderlands and find it incredibly slow-moving to a point of being frustrating. This is coming from a guy who also loves the Fallout and Gears of War series.

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Posted December 07 2012 - 06:53 AM

Oh man yes, if you haven't played Portal, DO! Also, a sleeper hit that is on many folks GOTY is The Walking Dead. I played and finished all five episodes and it is HIGHLY recommended.

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Posted December 07 2012 - 12:13 PM

Oh yes, I'm a Portal fan and played both! (where's my Half Life 3?!?!?!)


I have a Guitar Hero game. It's been packed up for a year, and I forgot I had it :) Will have to get that out again.


Fez looks interesting.

I haven't heard of Blur or Walking Dead. Will look those up.



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Posted December 08 2012 - 03:54 AM

Walking Dead has won 3 GOTY so far, including the big one, Spike VGA... Just sayin'!

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Posted December 08 2012 - 06:50 AM

Played the Fez demo this morning. That is an interesting game. Posted Image



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Posted December 09 2012 - 01:47 AM

Also! Outland is fantastic! It's a 2D game that has elements of old-school Price of Persia in it. I loved Outland.

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Posted December 10 2012 - 07:23 AM

Speaking of old-school Prince of Persia, they've just released (wait for it!) Karateka for PC and XBox (coming soon to PS3 and mobile).
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Posted December 11 2012 - 08:44 AM

I've enjoyed both The Pinball Arcade and Rockband Blitz as "time killer" games. Both are good for bite sized chunks. Rockband Blitz doesn't require intruments, and if you bought any DLC for the regular games they all work in it.


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