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Game suggestion - for 15 y/o boy's birthday?

Discussion in 'Games' started by Black Panther, May 19, 2009.

  1. Black Panther

    Black Panther Senior Moderator™ Staff Member

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    Reason for asking is because it's for my foster-bro... since he's severe ADHD...

    He loves pc games, that's why I want to give him one.

    He loves RPG's.

    But I can't decide on an appropriate one - he beat Crysis and Warhead in less than a week (while I was struggling!) and on the other hand I sail through games like Oblivion and Fallout which he doesn't bear playing for more than 30 minutes... (He never played FO3)

    Which good game can I buy him for his 15th birthday? Keeping in mind he's an otherwise normal 15 y/o boy but with a short attention span very impatient, and having the language/reading skills of an 8 y/o? :confused:
     
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    does he play console or pc??
    i think left 4 dead would be good game for him to play :) or maybe some call of duty?? for rpg i would say...last remnants?? or mass effect??
     
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    Waves of zombies are the cure for ADHD. Left4Dead for the win!
     
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    World in Conflict my new favorite game, I could play skirmishes for hours! Otherwise Left 4 Dead is a great game too.
     
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    He sounds like me... tbh. I have such a hard time trying to play RPG's...

    Try him out on TF2. L4D is a good suggestion.
    Has he played halo 1 and 2? Because if he hasn't he might like them :p (for the PC) Single player was fun for me at least.... I only played them on PC.

    Also, send him over to www.instantaction.com and play fallen legions empire... it's a free game and I have a feeling he might like it, or the other games on the website.

    Hope you get him something good!
     
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    left 4 dead
    the killing floor
    call of duty series
    to be honest looking for a RPG game thats simple difficult since most of them involve a lot of reading.
    need for speed??
    grid??
    devil may cry 4??
    team fortress 2
    halo 1&2
     
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    orange box
     
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    Black Panther Senior Moderator™ Staff Member

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    He's got pc (2Ghz Sempron, 1GB RAM and 8600GTS) which runs Crysis ok @ 1024x768 medium/low, and also a PSP... But for him graphic quality isn't important...

    I'll check out L4D...
     
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    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    World of Warcraft perhaps ?
     
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    guild wars is much better than warcraft in my opinion,it looks better and don't need pay any fees
     
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    Well I just turned 17, my days of being a hyperactive teen are almost over :laugh: While Left 4 Dead is repetitive, it gets no where near boring. It's a very social game so if he's not very social he will have to be :p
     
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    does the boy have a mic? without a mic the fun in l4d is lost pretty quick. (i'm a foster kid too by the way, past years are finally going to pay off when i go to college :toast:)
     
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    WOW = bad for your kid, better buy him some weed and introduce him to people who show him how it works.
     
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    Devil May Cry 4 is a good suggestion. Nice looking, fun gameplay, decent story line.
     
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    check out "the last remnant" final fantasy style rpg for pc
     
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    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    You should start parentpowerup. I'm a parent noob :(
     
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    i agree,wow is bad for kids but his 15yrs old?? but since he has ADHD i'd say last remnants be nice choice or go for devil may cry 4 :) good old hack and slash or the 3rd one for some comedy
     
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    World of Warcraft Perhaps...
     
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    Tf2!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    How about Titan Quest Gold?
     
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    Serious Sam.
     
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    man you confused me, he loves RPGs but kicked ass at crysis/warhead and got bored with fallout and oblivion? sounds to me like he loves FPSs!

    CALL OF DUTY 4 FOR THE WIN! When he gets into the multiplayer angle, oh yeah, he'll play endlessly, trust me.
     
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    i like playing the multiplayer but i get bored sometimes cos i don't have any laugh and serious sam is a fun game to play to and he does sound more of a FPS than RPG
     
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    Guild Wars is poor for solo play though and is almost dead in the servers (most times I try to finish EotN I find it dead). And don't tell me henches and heroes because that was never a good solution I found. I could beat things with it but it was boring as hell.
     
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    THats the best way to describe WoW... Lately it is way to addictive for the user (Not everyone, but there are a lot of cases kids killing them selves, or out of line with the future due to the game WoW) . . .

    But sounds like First person shooters are best way to go. GO for Orange Box, or anything that goes with Steam, but if he likes the idea of RTS like WoW or GW, then by all means u should get it for him at a certain level of playing it..
     

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