Please recommend Adventure and Space Flight games

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  1. Holadem

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    OK, I changed my mind again, and will be getting an XBOX after all. I will get the PS2 for Final Fantasy later.

    I have decided on the following:

    Halo - not a big fan of FPS but I have to know what the fuss is about. Plus it's cheap.

    KOTOR - I still need an RPG, PS2 or not. I am partial to the japanese stuff, but this will have to do.

    Now I need 2 more games with the following characteristics:

    1- Third person adventure game, something like the original Tomb Raider which I LOVED. Massive levels, a good story, and even some fights would be nice.

    2- Space Flight game a la Colony Wars on PS1, or Descent Freespace on PC. A space flight simulator with complete freedom of movement, NOT a something with a predetermined trajectory (do they even make these anymore? Neveermind, don't wanna know [​IMG] ). Stuff that will go from small hit and run missions to HUGE space battles, you know? Is there such a beast? Colony Wars was awesome.

    Preferably, these would be older, established classics like Halo. Less risk, and less $$$ [​IMG].

    Please help.

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    Anyone anyone anyone anyone? I am trying to pick up something tonight right when I get out of work, and I can't check out gaming sites from here [​IMG]. There should be classics out there like Halo which should easily come to mind?

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    If you're looking for something in the same vein as Tomb Raider, you may want to consider some of the following titles in the action/adventure genres:
    • Alias
    • BloodRayne
    • Mission: Impossible Operation Surma
    • Pitfall: The Lost Expedition
    • Rogue Ops[/list=a]

      Depending on where you shop, you might be able to secure new, unopened copies for < $10 each (all of the listed titles are available on both the PS2 and Xbox).

      Space flight titles are lacking on both consoles, unfortunately. I enjoyed the Colony Wars series on the PSX/PSOne, but the European branch of Psygnosis was secured by Eidos, and the US branch folded into Sony's 989 Studios; either way, this was disappointing news for space combat fans. The next closest game I can think of in this genre is Battlestar Galactica. My advice: give this a rental before committing $20 to a purchase. I found the targeting system frustrating, but you may feel differently.
     
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    Thanks Ken, in the adventure genre, wouldn't the likes of Splinter Cell and Silent Hill qualify?

    Dissapointing stuff with the space combat sims [​IMG]. How can a whole genre dissapear?! [​IMG].

    Also, it it me, or does it seem like everything is FPS nowadays?

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  5. Ken Chui

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    It's the overwhelming choice on the PC; the Xbox seems to be moving in that direction as well (when compared against the PS2 or Gamecube). While I do enjoy the occasional FPS (UT2004 and Call Of Duty, in particular), I try to limit my playing time because it's the only gaming genre that contributes to an early burnout (for me, anyway). Gameplay-wise, it's shallow and not particularly gratifying, but it can be extremely addictive (again, speaking only for myself).
     
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    It's not you. Personally I'm sick of it. I also tire of reviewers who comment "why can't it be FPS" if it's third person. Aside from Halo 2 I'm really uninterested in this genre now.
     
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    Thanks guys. The other reason (outside of $$$) I am only looking for "classic" stuff is that having nothing but PS1 games to compare them to, they will still great to me although they might be dated.

    Getting Halo 2 next week (or whenever it comes out) would probably spoil the enjoyement I might have had with the original.

    I am a virgin to this generation of video games, so I will be impressed by pretty much anything, since I know not what I might be missing.

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  8. Ken Chui

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    Holadem:

    Here are some other action-adventure games that may appeal to you (most are third-person perspective, but some permit switching to a first-person viewpoint, usually for targeting purposes); all are available on the Xbox:
    • Fatal Frame 2: Crimson Butterfly - Director's Cut
    • Thief: Deadly Shadows
    • Hitman 2: Silent Assassin
    • Hitman: Contracts
    • Tenchu: Return From Darkness
    • Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy
    • Beyond Good & Evil
    • Buffy the Vampire Slayer (not the sequel "Chaos Bleeds")
    • Max Payne

    I also second the recommendation of "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time".
     
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    Thanks Ken,

    I ended up getting Prince of Persia. The original was one of the greatest games ever made.

    But I never got a chance to played it, Halo sucked me in right away [​IMG]. A stark difference from the somewhat pedestrian Wolfenstein (rental). If Halo is is anything like Half Life, I know it's going to be fun.

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  10. Ken Chui

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    Happy to help anyway I can. [​IMG]

    In that case, I assume that you're also looking forward to Half-Life 2?
     

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