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    Games You Want To Make Your Friends Love But Can't

    Have you ever had a game you love but your friends refuse to get? Or maybe you did get them to buy it but they hardly ever play or ended up hating it?

    I'm having that situation right now with Wargame: European Escalation. I've been trying to get at least three people to buy it but no matter what I say, what videos I show them, whatever - they refuse to bite. Such an odd case too since these are people who play tons of strategy games and I'm usually really good at getting my friends to buy games. Maybe its the shitty name.

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    Minecraft.

    I even set up a little server but after a short while they stopped playing.
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    Diablo 3.

    My regular coop partner that I've played games with for almost a decade now didn't like the beta at all. I'll rope her in eventually.
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    Secondary Hivemind Nexus jnx's Avatar
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    Mount & Blade. If only they'd see the light. Then again, what have I to gain.
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    Oh there are dozens of them. I can think of one friend who didn't play the following:
    *All the brilliant indie titles of the last years (Minecraft, World of Goo, Braid, Bastion...)
    *All the Stalker games
    *Everything Valve ever made

    Instead he 'wastes' his gaming time with the same titles over and over again: X3, Homeworld 2 (Complex Mod), Crysis, Anno 2070. But that's his play style: he get's a game, thinking he found the holy grail of games, and then he plays it excessively for years.

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    Secondary Hivemind Nexus jnx's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ernesto View Post
    But that's his play style: he get's a game, thinking he found the holy grail of games, and then he plays it excessively for years.
    Heh, I think we all know the type.
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    What are these things you call friends?

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    Secondary Hivemind Nexus Drake Sigar's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gentleman Jim Stacey View Post
    Have you ever had a game you love but your friends refuse to get?
    No. Actually, I'm usually the friend who's refusing to get something. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winged Nazgul View Post
    What are these things you call friends?
    Maybe the thread should've been called "Games You Want To Make Your Friends Love But Unfortunately You Don't Have Any Friends".

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    Beyond Good & Evil.
    You'd think it'd be so easy, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColdSpiral View Post
    Beyond Good & Evil.
    You'd think it'd be so easy, right?
    You have weird friends.

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    Funny. I got introduced to Fallout 3 and Dark Souls when most of my friends hated them and told me to stay away from them. I ended up loving the shit out of them, instead. So, it's pretty much the reverse
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    Pretty much all of them :( Except a friend we played HoN on a daily basis the others prefer singleplayer games, don't have much MP time baring a set of matches of SF a couple of times a month.

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    I'm the friend who refuses to play MMORPGs and DOTAlikes.

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    PayDay: The Heist, Section 8: Prejudice, Psychonauts, Bastion, Sequence, SW:KOTOR... the list could go on forever,I fear.

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    I wish I could make THE WORLD play Section 8: Prejudice. My favorite online shooter by far.

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    I don't have RL friends who play games.






    Yes, that does actually imply that I have other RL friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnx View Post
    Heh, I think we all know the type.
    I envy them. I'm a gaming dilettante; I play (and enjoy) lots of game, but never stick with one for long, with a few exceptions. I feel like I'm always looking for the One Game. If you've found your one game, or your small handful of perfect games for you, I think that's wonderful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arathain View Post
    I envy them. I'm a gaming dilettante; I play (and enjoy) lots of game, but never stick with one for long, with a few exceptions. I feel like I'm always looking for the One Game. If you've found your one game, or your small handful of perfect games for you, I think that's wonderful.
    Until you're compelled to play them, rather than just enjoying them, sure. At the moment it feels like I play the games I'm addicted to just to make time pass faster.
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    DoW2 Retribution. "I'd rather play a real WH40k. By the way, I just painted my Death Company yesterday blah blah blah... recieved a package from GW... TWO THOUSAND BUCKS... blah blah blah... weapon skill... blah blah blah... inches... blah blah blah... codex... blah blah blah"

    TF2. "Not realistic, too cartoonish, lets play some BF3 Karkand yo".

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