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July 29, 2005 at 2:11 pm #4413AnonymousInactive
It’s my GF birthday soon and i am think about what to get her for ir. I’m thinking of getting her a few things since we’ve been together along time and she is quiet special.
I work during the day and she works evening so when she’s not buggin me on MSN she plays a game called ‘Crazy Taxi’ (by Sega) on my laptop.
She also plays yahoo pool online as the social aspect appeals to her. Chatting away to people as she plays pool.
I wouldnt go so far as to call her an avid girl gamer but i think she has potential. She wont play Counter Strike, but then why would she want to go though a year of being called a ‘nub’ and 14yr old guys making sexist remarks.So i was wondering what kind of game would appeal to her without being scary for her.
Maybe Sims? Have you an other ideas? Something thats easy to get into, but has a bit of depth so it will keep her interested.
July 29, 2005 at 2:38 pm #23507AnonymousInactive
yeah sims would be a good start, but the lack of structure can put off some. GFs useally like quzzle games. nintendogs too when it comes out will be very popular with the girls…
July 29, 2005 at 2:39 pm #23508AnonymousInactive
I once bought a girl friend silent hill 2. Really easy to get into, she loved, spent some time on it.
Buddy of mine bought his Final Fantasy X.
Although be careful you dont turn her into a complete gamer, otherwise that could create problems as well.
if its not until september, then buy a psp+lumines..
July 29, 2005 at 2:55 pm #23509AnonymousInactive
I’m sure I’m missing loads….but I have to go drink now so….
Beyond Good & Evil
Archer Macleans Pool Paradise
Beyond Good & Evil
Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon
July 29, 2005 at 3:57 pm #23512AnonymousInactive
Maybe I’m old fashioned but I’ve only bought my girlfriend a gift once in a while. I prefer to make her something. If you have a bit of spare time it might be worth whipping something up. (Works out cheaper too!) ;)
Though if you want to get her a game I’d go for The Sims. If she likes a sport then it could be worth getting her one. Virtua Tennis if she’s into that, etc. That could be a good way to lure her in.
July 29, 2005 at 5:49 pm #23519AnonymousInactive
My girlfriend loves puzzle games, but she’s also mad into MAME and all the games like wonderboy and Mr.Do etc…
The only time I saw her enjoying a console/PC game immensely was when she was playing need for speed underground on my mates PC with the steering wheel and pedals. I reckon it was the physical interface that she got the kick out of (she doesn’t drive so that may be something to do with it?).
So maybe a car game and the steering wheel are an option for your own misses.
July 30, 2005 at 4:20 pm #23523AnonymousInactive
Roller Coaster Tycoon 3… It had me up past my bedtime frequently for a couple of weeks after I got it.
August 2, 2005 at 11:23 am #23551AnonymousInactive
A good one I recently got for my Missus (who’s into the series) is the game based upon the CSI TV show, it’s a puzzle-adventure point-&-click affair.
…Or go emu-mad with MAME and a bouquet of select girl-friendly ROMs (Rainbow Islands, Bust-A-Move/Puzzle Bobble, Bomberman World)
If she’s not into FPS but games regularly on a PC, why not buy her a nice USB pad/stick (thinking X-Arcade, but only if you intend to propose :lol: ) instead of a game: you’d be amazed the difference a good interface can make, for enjoying any game.
August 2, 2005 at 11:46 am #23552AnonymousInactive
Indeed, MAME is always a good way to get them into games. Outside that look for some of the arcade style puzzlers for the PC itself like Mr. Driller or Bust-A-Move.
Also the Lucas Arts games always go down really good. Grim Fandango, Day Of The Tentacle, Moneky Island series and especially Sam N’ Max are all good choices.
August 8, 2005 at 9:46 am #23705AnonymousInactive
Well my boyf bought me Football Manager 2005 and i got so addicted to it – fair enough im a bit of a footie nut but even other girl mates of mine that aren’t into football at all have played it and found it pretty addictive. The CSI game thing for the PC is also pretty interesting if you are into the TV series or general crime scene stuff :)
August 8, 2005 at 10:04 am #23706AnonymousInactive
Do you not get really annoyed with the seasons long loading time in the football manager games? I love that kind of game, but i find them mostly unplayable given how long the machine takes processing useless crap!
August 8, 2005 at 10:22 am #23708AnonymousInactive
Yeah it can be fairly annoying but I usually take advantage of that loading time to grab a cuppa or let the rest of the world know Im still alive :wink: Seriously tho, seeing as theres not a lot you can do about it, I tend to just go with it – its addictive qualities more than make up for it!
August 8, 2005 at 10:42 am #23711AnonymousInactive
I tell ya the game to get is after the psp is released get Arthur Macleans “mercury”. Just got it last week.
Frickin hell the game is very addictive. Its also cool to see the mecury split up and recombine to form new blob\colours. Definately, no game out there like it.
August 8, 2005 at 11:08 am #23712AnonymousInactive
I reckon you buy an Amerian SNES (they run 17.5% faster than Euro version) on eBay and wrap it up. When she starts giving out about it not being new, turn on Donkey Kong Country and leave her to it.
Oh yeah, Any of you remember a game called Full Throttle, from LucasArts?
August 8, 2005 at 11:39 am #23713AnonymousInactive
I reckon you buy an Amerian SNES (they run 17.5% faster than Euro version) on eBay and wrap it up. When she starts giving out about it not being new, turn on Donkey Kong Country and leave her to it.[/quote:c059eb61c4]
Probably gonna need a ntsc\pal converter if you want to get technical. Still alot of tv’s dont seem to handle this.
August 8, 2005 at 11:47 am #23714AnonymousInactive
You can get the SCART leads in GameStop or Game for about 15 Euros. Makes a HUGE difference with games like Mario Kart.
August 8, 2005 at 4:25 pm #23724AnonymousInactive
I am a big fan of CSI, I bought the PC game (thankfully dirt cheap) and it is so…….”meh”
Too simple, dull and uninteresting.
Click, “you cant use that here”, Click, “you cant use that here” etc…
August 11, 2005 at 8:27 am #23774AnonymousInactive
Do you not get really annoyed with the seasons long loading time in the football manager games? I love that kind of game, but i find them mostly unplayable given how long the machine takes processing useless crap![/quote:92bd8359bc]
The game owns!! Its a massive database so you need loads of RAM and a RAID hdd if you can to get the most from it. Or dont load anymore than 1 league.
Well as it turns out i got her into WOW. Though she doesnt play by herself only when i go online. So it remains to be seen if she will pick it up someday and play by herself. I still think all the spells and attack rates and everything will still confuse her a little.
She’s playing as a female human Paladin called ‘Vojtekova’ on Daggerspine server. So if you ever see her say hello and quest with her. She’ll keep you healed :P
August 11, 2005 at 10:04 am #23777AnonymousInactive
Indeed, Full Throtle was another one of the great LucasArts SCUMM games. Sam N’ Max, in my opinion, is still one of their finest games and probably still the only game to have me laugh out loud while playing it…
(SCUMM being the term for their point and clickys.)
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