Michael Caine Mar 4, 2013 @ 2:22pm
DayZ, Sniper Elite v2 Zombies, The Witcher 2 or L.A Noire Hmm :O
I am undergoing a difficult decision for which game to buy on steam, any help appreciated :D
I know these games are entirely different and it really is up to preference, nevertheless, I would like to hear your views
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☭| Feitan Mar 4, 2013 @ 3:25pm 
If you haves a good PC and you like RPG The Witcher 2 is obvious ;)
Bikes Mar 4, 2013 @ 3:29pm 
Sniper elite zombies looks really mediocre from the gameplay I've seen of it. L.A Noire also never really captivated me. Havn't gotten to playing Witcher 2 yet, but that gets suggested a lot so it's probably worth a try. As for DayZ do you mean the stand alone or arma 2's mod.
Maximus Decimus Wombatius Mar 4, 2013 @ 4:15pm 
If you want DayZ, then wait for the standalone game that is currently slated to release this holiday season. To play it now, you would have to spend $25 and get Arma 2 Combined Operations to play a really glitchy, clearly alpha mod that will prove woefully inferior to the standalone.

Sniper Elite V2 Zombies is a standalone expansion to the full game (you don't need the full game) that is $15. I would not recommend it - it has mediocre reviews and if you want some good zombie action, go get yourself Left 4 Dead 2, hell, maybe even Killing Floor, but not this. I have played the demo for the full game, and using the mechanics and sniping gameplay from that would be TERRIBLE for a zombie shooter.

The Witcher 2 is widely renown as a fantastic RPG game it currently is $20. I'd recommend it based on the reviews I've seen but I have heard that the gameplay is difficult to learn and at times a bit clunky. Also, I think there is story continuity between the first game and the second, so you would need to get that as well, which is $10 I think. This is a series I really want to get into, but because of highly obscene sexual content which does not agree with me for certain reasons.

L.A. Noire is $20 and it is a fantastic 1940's police detective game. I have heard it is a fabulous game and if you're a fan of crime movies like The Godfather or the Untouchables, imagine one of those from the perspective of a detective. It has a great story and the technology behind the game (the facial rendering in particular) is phenomenal. However, this also has some obscene content, but since it isn't really sexual (nude dead bodies) I might pick it up.



Personally, I would recommend my top three favorite games: Fallout 3, Sleeping Dogs, and Bioshock.

Fallout 3 is a post-nuclear-apocalyptic game that is unconceivably fantastic. The lore, backstory, and whole game is.... is.... pure ecstacy for me. LOVE IT. Game of the Year is $20 and the base game is $10. Get GOTY.

Sleeping Dogs is $40 and I absolutely love it. You're an undercover cop infiltrating the main crime family of Hong Kong to dismantle it from within. As the game progresses, your loyalty is skewed through fantastic storytelling, and morality is no longer black and white. There is a BIG focus on melee combat and guns are practically non-existent for the first 5 hours of the game. I just hope they make a ♥♥♥♥ING SEQUEL.

Bioshock is $20 and Bioshock Infinite is just around the corner. The game has great graphics and the art style is beautiful. The gameplay is great. The story is regarded as the best video game narrative, as it explores "mature" philosophical themes such as colonialism, capitalism, the whole "a man chooses, a slave obeys", and the mind-controlling "would you kindly" phrase. Love it. LOVE IT. Can't wait for Infinite.
MayhemMike Mar 4, 2013 @ 5:54pm 
Don't buy SEv2 Zombies, read this and you'll see why:
http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2013/03/04/i-played-sniper-elite-nazi-zombie-army-for-half-an-hour/

DayZ: Great game but there will be a stand-alone (lots of extras) version this year so you might want to wait for that.
LA Noire - Tried it, but didn't really like it, got a bit boring after a while
Witcher 2 - really impressive with an outstanding storyline
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Maximus Decimus Wombatius Mar 4, 2013 @ 6:03pm 
@MayhemMike
Hahah. One does not simply applaud great storyline in Witcher 2 and shrug off great storyline in LA Noire.

:D
MayhemMike Mar 4, 2013 @ 6:12pm 
Originally posted by TheFlyingWombat:
..... This is a series I really want to get into, but because of highly obscene sexual content which does not agree with me for certain reasons....

Tbh, I think the sexual content was just hyped by the media. I expected more but encountered only 1 or 2 scenes during the whole game.(One can even be avoided and the other one was a harmless cutscene without "details")
Michael Caine Mar 4, 2013 @ 11:25pm 
Thanks for all your help :) it will help me make a decision, when I have, I will tell you all :D
Jawaka Mar 4, 2013 @ 11:34pm 
The Witcher 2
G00N3R Mar 5, 2013 @ 3:39am 
I guess it depends. If you like challenging but fun gameplay, deep combat system, interesting characters and an entertaining plot that affects your character personally as well as the political landscape of an entire kingdom, while at the same time having the ability to influence that plot through your choices, all with fantastic graphical eye candy ... buy The Witcher 2.

If, on the other hand, you don't like those things, buy any of the other games.

tl,dr: honestly its not even close, TW2 is vastly superior to those other games in every way.
Michael Caine Mar 5, 2013 @ 9:02am 
I bought both L.A Noire and the Witcher 2 lads, Thanks :D
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