Have gun, will shoot self in foot.
May 13, 2012 6:43 AM Subscribe
When we left our heroine, it was 2002 and she was an avid JRPG player, wise in the ways of the spiky haired menu-based combatants. She returns, older if not wiser, to do battle again, in--okay, wait, what are all these games, and why do they expect me to know how to play them already? Help me find some training wheels, experienced gamer-types.
posted by gracedissolved to Computers & Internet (16 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
The JRPG seems to have kind of gotten past it, since I was last really playing anything. But here I am now, with a PC that will run newer games, and the striking realization that even a slightly older game like Mass Effect 1 clearly expects me to already be able to point at things and shoot with reasonable accuracy. I am dying at an alarming rate even with the difficulty turned all the way down--I just don't really have the coordination because this was never something I learned how to do, and I was very quickly overwhelmed. The bad guys are very bad at standing still while I try to figure out where they're standing. I have a feeling this will be true in a lot of games. I would like eventually to be able to play FPS sorts of games with friends without being a liability, in addition to stuff like ME.
So, what I want is something shooter-y that is forgiving of newbies but provides a difficulty curve that will lead to actually being better at it all by the end of the game. PC-only; I do own a PS2 still but I don't really plan on adding a console to my collection just yet. I'm pretty open as far as content/story/etc, and it's fine if it's not very good, if the gameplay mechanics are decent to learn on. Cheap is a plus.