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Recommend me a GOOD game with lots of talking in it!

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  1. MatTheCat New Member

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    Over the past year, I have been using computer games to great effect in my german learning efforts.

    The games that I have been using have been all the Gothic games and I have just completed Risen (auf Deutsch naturlich). All these games are great for language learning in that there is lots of spoken dialouge, with subtitles, and the games themselves are hugely immersive and enjoyable (even G3 with the 1.73 CP patch was a pretty solid game). Combining learning with having lots of fun seems to me to be the only sensible way to learn a language (an otherwise boring as hell process), therefore, I am on the look-out for other good games with lots of spoken dialogue in them.

    The following games are defo off the list, as they are boring as hell (and own retails copies of two of them already...unfortunately):

    Mass Effect
    Oblivion
    Far Cry 2

    And of course RPG's like STALKER are no good because all the communication is written, as oppossed to being voice acted.
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    Can't think of any right now, but i really admire your determination to learn languages :)

    Good luck.
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    Fallout 3?
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    Mass Effect, Oblivion

    K not them.... uhm, Dragon Age?
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    Uhm...
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    LOL i need to read the posts before
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    Happens to the best of us. Cant really blame you, cuz those where the most obvious choices I had in mind aswell.
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    The Witcher. It has a LOT of spoken dialogue.
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    Hmm....That is from the makers of Oblivion is it not? Same developers = same style (which I don't like)?


    Have you played Dragon Age?

    Is the game defo centred around lots of spoken dialogue?

    Is it a great game (in your opinion, not the hyper opinion of the media)?

    THX!



    Consoles are no good for language learning as I have no way of taking screenshots to read trough the subtitles and translate.......

    .....and I would have to put up with sub 25FPS, low scaled up resolutions, and V-sync going awol all over the shop.

    Not my cup of tea
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    IMO, Dragon Age:Origins is a great game. It's the best RPG to come out in a loooong time.
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    Ok.

    But what are your tastes in other RPG's.

    What did you think of Mass Effect or Oblivion for example?
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    Dragon Age: Origins
    Dragon Age: Awakening
    Mass Effect
    Mass Effect 2
    The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
    Fallout 3
    The Witcher: Enhanced Edition

    Those are the ones I know of with the most dialog.


    Of that list, Witcher is probably the best. There's one portion of the game where all you do is run around talking to people. XD

    Dragon Age (both of them) have a lot of dialog but I didn't care for the gameplay.
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    In Bioshock and Bioshock 2 there are a lot of talking with all the tapes you have to pick up and listen as well as various people in the game that you get to hear.
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    People he needs games that support german, MGS4 is all ENG or JAP
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    good luck, my dear friend... German surely isnt the easiest Language out there, so you have my respect!;)
    maybe try GTA IV or Saints Row 2 in German? theyre more action orientated, AND feature a lot of mostly easy understandable text... not that they wouldnt talk much, but most times you can see what their up to, due to their behavior. I dont like Saints Row 2´s graphics tho, they are a little too PS2-like, in my opinion;). if GTA IV runs for you, i would suggest you that... if that game wasnt so severely bugged for me, i would game it myself also atm:laugh:
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    +1 to Bioshock 1 and 2
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    Dragon Age. You can spend hours chatting with the NPC's.
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    DEUS EX, books, datacubes, logs, different questions and answers for NPC's, you name it...
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    +1 on Dragon Age ... awesome game ... and plenty of dialogue ....:toast:
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    I'll mention Final Fantasy 13, although the main story isn't too hard to follow, the background lore is a bitch. Yes it has subtitles etc.
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    No, it's not. Dunno why, but it's just boring. Try it out though.

    Play transaltions of the old classic RGP's. :D
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    Dragon Age: Origins. Expansion was shit house though.

    The Witcher was good when I played it all those years ago..
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    Hell from what I see you pretty much have every game there is to choose from within your guidelines.. Just listening to German is going to make it hard to learn. If your using a translated text to understand what your seeing, then the text may not actually be in the order you heard it in German.
    IE: the first word you see, could actually be the last word you heard.
    Have you done this with other languages? Good luck to ya ^^.

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