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28 Jun 2009
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Hey,

I have lived with my girlfriend for about 2 years now and I generally game when I get a chance, usually when she is at work or out as I don't want to monopolize  the t.v. 

 

When I had a wii she would play Mario Kart wii with me, I sold it last year to buy a PS3 instead and have ad trouble finding games for her to play with me.

She plays the Sonic games and all three Streets Of Rage from the Megadrive Collection.

I got her to play a level co-op on Pixeljunk Monsters but I could tell that she was bored.

 

I have recently bought Gunstar Heroes but haven't asked if she wants to try it, we have played a few games of Crash Team Racing but I want something a bit more current.

 

 

Are there any games that she will play with me that I will enjoy too, extra points for anyone that can suggest something with Trophies.

 

 

 

(next year with ModNation Racers and Sega All stars Racing  will be perfect) 

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You could try getting a proper decent game for a start.... 

 

Resi 5 co-op is awesome. try getting a game released within the last five years and is actually decent..

 

Mario kart is so simple its boring and mega drive games are so ancient i start to yawn when i think of them 

 

 

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AidyD wrote:

You could try getting a proper decent game for a start.... 

 

Resi 5 co-op is awesome. try getting a game released within the last five years and is actually decent..

 

Mario kart is so simple its boring and mega drive games are so ancient i start to yawn when i think of them 

 

 


 
What?!
 
How old are you?
The megadrive games (for the most part) are classics, they're games that we both played growing up and carry a lot of nostalgia.
As for Mario Kart, even if you don't own a wii or particularly like Nintendo you should at least be able to see the mass appeal on these types of games. 
To get her to try Resident evil 5 (which looks like a bland copy and paste of Resident evil 4 IMO) it'll take ten minutes to look straight ahead and walk forwards. 
 
 
 Oh, I have LBP so will probably get her to try it although it's nothing new compared to most platformers and the physics makes the jumping mechanic pretty rubbish sometimes. 

 

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DannyFantango wrote:

AidyD wrote:

You could try getting a proper decent game for a start.... 

 

Resi 5 co-op is awesome. try getting a game released within the last five years and is actually decent..

 

Mario kart is so simple its boring and mega drive games are so ancient i start to yawn when i think of them 

 

 


 
What?!
 
How old are you?
The megadrive games (for the most part) are classics, they're games that we both played growing up and carry a lot of nostalgia.
Even if you don't own a wii or particularly like Nintendo you should at least be able to see the mass appeal on these types of games. 
To get her to try Resident evil 5 (which looks like a bland copy and paste of Resident evil 4 IMO) it'll take ten minutes to look straight ahead and walk forwards. 

 


 
Even as a third rate copy n paste resi4 it still beats any mega drive game ever made.
Im old enough to of played the mega drive, but don't feel the need to adore the MD games 15 years on just because i remember them..
 

 

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I see, It's not just remembering them. It's how much fun you had playing them originally, when I replay the games it's as if I am regressing to a 12 year old again.
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ah ok... i had an unhappy childhood so playing mega drive games would result in severe pant wettings and extreme crying.

 

Each to their own though.

 

LBP like others have mentioned would be good, simple platformer with really fun customisation 

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My wife is not into gaming at all but she is willing to play Buzz, it's something familiar to them.

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any two player PSN game?

LBP is a great shout, and so it Guitar hero
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some good suggestions so far...

...what about SingStar or Guitar Hero or even Buzz - assuming you'd be happy playing those sorts of games. If you're after more traditional games, perhaps something like PixelJunk Monsters of Eden might be worth a shot - the wife likes playing those and she's not a gamer.
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Mutt wrote:
some good suggestions so far...

...what about SingStar or Guitar Hero or even Buzz - assuming you'd be happy playing those sorts of games. If you're after more traditional games, perhaps something like PixelJunk Monsters of Eden might be worth a shot - the wife likes playing those and she's not a gamer.
Yeah, we have Rockband 2 on the xbox360 and she has gotten pretty good on the drums.
I'm kinda burned out on music games right now, I last bought New Slang by the Shins but haven't even played it.
Maybe Beatles Rockband will reignite my passion in this genre.
 
(waits for response on how the beatles are an old band and loads of newer bands are better) 

 

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Mutt wrote:
some good suggestions so far...

...what about SingStar or Guitar Hero or even Buzz - assuming you'd be happy playing those sorts of games. If you're after more traditional games, perhaps something like PixelJunk Monsters of Eden might be worth a shot - the wife likes playing those and she's not a gamer.

 

With you on this mate. Buzz and Singstar is the only games on the PS3 that my girlie actually likes. o and UFC undisputed makes her laugh a lot. My mates girlie loves everbodys golf. and how about pixeljunk eden or trash panic they are fun two player.
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Overlord together with echochrome and guitar hero turned out to be successful in case oh my missus, just make sure all those browns, greens, reds and blues wont steal all playtime from good ol' purple minion. :D
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DannyFantango wrote:
 What?!
 
How old are you?
The megadrive games (for the most part) are classics, they're games that we both played growing up and carry a lot of nostalgia.
As for Mario Kart, even if you don't own a wii or particularly like Nintendo you should at least be able to see the mass appeal on these types of games. 
To get her to try Resident evil 5 (which looks like a bland copy and paste of Resident evil 4 IMO) it'll take ten minutes to look straight ahead and walk forwards. 
 
 
 Oh, I have LBP so will probably get her to try it although it's nothing new compared to most platformers and the physics makes the jumping mechanic pretty rubbish sometimes. 

 

Message Edited by DannyFantango on 28-06-2009 01:58 PM



i agree about little big planet, i played that with my boyfriend and we end up arguing, the controls are horrible and it's like the characters are on the moon or something, it's hard to control them.

however resident evil 5 is the only great 2 player game i have played and enjoyed with my boyfriend, especially since i unlocked the inf ammo for most weapons we just love to mess about in the levels and there is hardly any arguing involved.

 

 

AidyD, i'm a bit disappointed that you said you didn't like sega megadrive collection, streets of rage is a classic, especially for 2  player, i would understand if you had bad memories prior to when those games came out, my boyfriend gets like that sometimes.

 

 

and it really sucks that not enough ps3 games have a 2 player option,  DannyFantango you should have kept the wii and saved up for a ps3 so you can have the best of both worlds.

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Hey,

It's not like I couldn't afford both. I also own an xbox 360 elite.

 

There was nothing announced coming out, still nothing that I'm excited about coming up very soon.

 

I can't justify owning all three consoles this gen and I wanted a blu-ray player. That and most of my friends own either an xbox or ps3 and since graduating we have all moved to different cities and it is a good way to catch up with each other.

 

Keeping a console for one game is a waste of money IMO, even if Mario Kart is awesome. 

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I would try LBP, great fun

And Guitar Hero / Rock Band, Buzz etc are great. Party games sort of thing

And Worms on the store is amazing fun, never laughed so hard

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My wife really likes games like Zuma, Flower and bejewelled. All those are available on PSN and have trophies. She also likes GH3 and Ratchet and Clank. I'm a lucky man 'cos she doesn't mind me playing games at all.
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KR1ST0F3R wrote:
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good shout!

 

in response to the OP, my girl enjoys Resi 5, GH/Rock Band, Singstar, Warhawk, Resistance and Motorstorm was good for a while... a nice list of different genres where trophies are available in all but GH.

 

Hope that helps!

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All my mates GF's (mine Included) who don't play games like the GH Games/Singstar games. In fact come party time all the GF's hog the console.
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devil_spawn666 wrote:

KR1ST0F3R wrote:
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good shout!

 

in response to the OP, my girl enjoys Resi 5, GH/Rock Band, Singstar, Warhawk, Resistance and Motorstorm was good for a while... a nice list of different genres where trophies are available in all but GH.

 

Hope that helps!


wow your lucky

 

mine : motorstorm ,singstar , buzz , monsters , gh world tour, trash panic ...and at the moment zuma 

 

the best best game out at the moment is called "straight to sleep" 

it basicly involves you right in a middle of a good ps3 game when your GF comes over/comes home and you see have to see how long you can last playing the game while she is sitting next you . its gets harder as it goes on . the first few minutes are easy , but then sighing starts , then the looking round the room . then the "how long are you going to play this for" comments come on . then its up to you to decide if your going to lie " just 5 minutes" . or try and give her the controller in hopes that she might be somewhat more patient. you could just say "when i bloody well feel like that" . the problem with that is that youll lose the game and end up having to go straight to sleep that night LOL :D:D:D:D

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