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I'm finally getting a 360 and just wanted some opinions of good games to get. Especially things off the beaten path.
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Red Dead Redemption is a near perfect single player, third person shooter story mode game. Kind of a GTA meets the old west but better. It also has an awesome multi-player mode that keeps me playing the game. That's important to me because I don't play games on-line unless its co-opp. I'm sold on this one.

Bioshock 1 & 2 are popular games that are a bit off the beaten path. Both have a great balance of frustration and fun.

Trials HD on arcade is pretty sweet too.

Also, check some older posts on similar topics for the 360. There have been a few in the past. your sure to find some older gems in there too.
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Mass Effect 1 and 2 are fantastic sci-fi shooter RPGs in the vein of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, and also made by BioWare. I can't recommend them highly enough. (Especially part 2.)

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Guess I should add that I already have a PS3. Played Bioshock. Loved it. Haven't gotten around to part 2 yet.

What kind of mechanics does Mass Effect have? Is it like Fallout 3?
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I loved Fallout 3, but couldn't get into the Mass Effect stuff. I think it's more because of the Sci-Fi element. I love Sci-Fi, just cant get into the stories of the Sci-Fi video games.

When I played Mass Effect 2 it reminded me of the Gears of War game play with Fallout 3 decision making (oh, which by the way if you like 3rd person shooter's the Gears games are one of the 360 staples). Pretty good set up really if you like space themed games. I have no beef with the game, I just couldn't get into it (everyone I know is though).

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The original Mass Effect definitely seems clunky compared to Mass Effect 2, but I'd suggest playing both for the story. The story is going to be the big draw for the original Mass Effect, as is typical for a Bioware game. The combat mechanics aren't bad, though your options are limited at lower levels. There's lots of dialogue and multiple-choice options, which take you down slightly different paths as you play the game, and several much more major choices to make when you get further in.

One of the perks of the Mass Effect series for me is seeing how all these choices play out in subsequent games. When you start Mass Effect 2 after beating the original game, it'll read one of your completed save files from that game, and all those choices (minor and major) that you made in the first game will have effects on the second game. Who survived and who died? Does this character remember you fondly or poorly? The continuity offered by the ties between the games helps a lot to draw me into the world and make me feel like my Shepard is really having an impact.

If any of that is intriguing to you, then by all means, grab both Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2. Just be sure to play the original first, both to enhance your enjoyment of 2's plot and continuity, and because once you play the more polished 2 you might have a hard time going back to the original.
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    Originally posted by Chumpstain
    The original Mass Effect definitely seems clunky compared to Mass Effect 2, but I'd suggest playing both for the story. The story is going to be the big draw for the original Mass Effect, as is typical for a Bioware game. The combat mechanics aren't bad, though your options are limited at lower levels. There's lots of dialogue and multiple-choice options, which take you down slightly different paths as you play the game, and several much more major choices to make when you get further in.

    One of the perks of the Mass Effect series for me is seeing how all these choices play out in subsequent games. When you start Mass Effect 2 after beating the original game, it'll read one of your completed save files from that game, and all those choices (minor and major) that you made in the first game will have effects on the second game. Who survived and who died? Does this character remember you fondly or poorly? The continuity offered by the ties between the games helps a lot to draw me into the world and make me feel like my Shepard is really having an impact.

    If any of that is intriguing to you, then by all means, grab both Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2. Just be sure to play the original first, both to enhance your enjoyment of 2's plot and continuity, and because once you play the more polished 2 you might have a hard time going back to the original.


That sounds cool. The Suffering 2 is the only other game I've ever seen do the whole "use your save from the original" thing.

I'm also interested in getting Left4Dead. Is there any reason to get the first one or should I go straight to the second?
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