September 10, 2010 4:51 AM Subscribe
Help a mostly non-gamer find fun and satisfying PC games to play.
posted by DisreputableDog to Computers & Internet (32 answers total) 47 users marked this as a favorite
So far, the extent of my PC gaming experience is pretty small. I've played Age of Empires, some sort of dinosaur hunter game I don't remember now, Spore, and WoW.
(I've also played various online Flash games such as Runescape, Shaiya, Facebook games (which always annoyed me after a while), and Aether, which is my favorite so far due to art and relaxing floaty dreamlike quality.)
So what would you recommend that I either buy or borrow and start playing? I'm willing to try a "shooter" but prefer it not be an exhausting first experience involving hour long battles, like Halo or some such.
I also very much enjoy the art of the game, which can be anything from extremely detailed or black and white abstract, but above all, I'd like to enjoy the experience.
So throw out your favorite PC (Windows 7, but working on getting XP also) games or what you think a beginner style gamer should try, and why. (Also, I don't have days and days to spend on leveling, so please keep that in mind)