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Something Mind-Numbing (In A Good Way)

MadFrenchieMadFrenchie Member LegendaryPosts: 8,505
So I've been browsing my catalog and realized I have wayyyy too many choice and strategy-driven titles.  Like, all of them are choice-driven RPGs, MMORPGs, or strategy games.  I need to branch out.  Namely, I'm looking for something where the game isn't constantly looking at me going "So, what next?" and instead is going "Grab this gun/sword and start shooting/swinging!  GO GO GO!"

Anyone have any suggestions?

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  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 20,620
    You want hack n slash, shootem and beat em up types? Are you looking for more of a directed story that you can just blow stuff up as you go along? Any specific genre?

    Most every ARPG is like that. Diablo 3, Grim Dawn, Titan Quest. Victor Vran is an option. The narrative is mostly on rails, but the ability to roam and tweak each map for completion can require a lot of thought and choice.

    Shooters: Bioshock series, Borderlands 2, DOOM, Destiny 2, Rogue Trooper Redux (it's an oldschool remaster - lots of fun and challenging)

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  • MightyUncleanMightyUnclean Member EpicPosts: 3,401
    Have you played WoW?  Can't beat it as an on-rails MMO.
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  • ConstantineMerusConstantineMerus Member EpicPosts: 2,697
    I agree with Torval but Bioshock's story does have an emotional impact and it could be a deep one. 

    Serious Sam: this is the most mind-numbing game ever made. 

    To add a few more: Prey, Ghost Recon Wildlands, Darksiders 1+2, Wolfenstein series--although last one turned out to be more like CoD and had completely lost the spirit of the game. And Battlefield 1. 


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  • MadFrenchieMadFrenchie Member LegendaryPosts: 8,505
    Thanks for the replies!

    @Torval, any genre really, though I haven't enjoyed any good beat 'em up combat since the last Rock steady Batman game.  If you know of another, I'm definitely interested.

    I've eyed Darksiders before.  How does it stack up against the God of War series?

    @MightyUnclean currently subbing to WoW, but I wanna add something singleplayer or co-op to my library.

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  • ScorchienScorchien Member LegendaryPosts: 7,549
    edited February 2018
      I would suggest Hand of Fate 2 , you get your action and incredible replay value , with in-depth deck building , immersive story telling in a gritty world ..


                              http://store.steampowered.com/app/456670/Hand_of_Fate_2/


    also Vermintide 2 coming soon .. which looks great ...


    http://store.steampowered.com/app/552500/Warhammer_Vermintide_2/


     or i will also add Wolcen:Lords of Mayhem

        This one is in EA but is in great shape , with very cool combat , This has been a great ride thus far and if you enjoy Grim Dawn or POE and D3 , Wolcen will soon be a game mentioned in the same breath as those ..

    http://store.steampowered.com/app/424370/Wolcen_Lords_of_Mayhem/

    MadFrenchie
  • MadFrenchieMadFrenchie Member LegendaryPosts: 8,505
    I'm definitely giving Vermintide 2 a look, currently re-downloading Vermintide to get my feet wet ahead of the release.  Wolcen looks interesting, too.  I'll have to check out the Steam page when I get home from work tonight!

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  • YashaXYashaX Member EpicPosts: 2,778
    So I've been browsing my catalog and realized I have wayyyy too many choice and strategy-driven titles.  Like, all of them are choice-driven RPGs, MMORPGs, or strategy games.  I need to branch out.  Namely, I'm looking for something where the game isn't constantly looking at me going "So, what next?" and instead is going "Grab this gun/sword and start shooting/swinging!  GO GO GO!"

    Anyone have any suggestions?
    I know the feeling, haha. I just downloaded the trial for dragonquest warriors on my ps4 for that exact reason. Those dynasty warriors type games can be pretty good for some dumb button mashing fun.
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  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 20,620
    I'm definitely giving Vermintide 2 a look, currently re-downloading Vermintide to get my feet wet ahead of the release.  Wolcen looks interesting, too.  I'll have to check out the Steam page when I get home from work tonight!
    They're in closed beta right now. I just did the news blurb over at GameSpace about it. The game is on sale for $27 (10% off the normal $30). It's a First Person action melee game. https://www.gamespace.com/all-articles/news/warhammer-vermintide-2-beta-swarms-steam-this-weekend/

    Ghost Recon: WIldlands is one I'll second. My son played it on the PS4 and liked it. It also has coop and they just introduced match based PvP which has a heavy stealth and tactical component with hit damage kind of like GTA V where you can take a few body shots but a headshot will take you out.

    The new Wolfenstein also looks pretty good. Darksiders has the Warmastered edition. I have Dynasty Warriors 8 and it's good, but there is a decent learning curve with the combos and systems and the default mappings are a nightmare.
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  • MadFrenchieMadFrenchie Member LegendaryPosts: 8,505
    That was another question: action games such as God of War have always felt much better with a controller.  Is Darksiders the same?  I think PS4 controllers can be used with a PC, right?

    I'm likely going to play a few hours of Vermintide tonight to reacclimate, by the way.  I know you might be in V2 closed beta, but if you're down, I'd enjoy playing with some folks in familiar with, rather than trying to jump in with strangers who are likely much more experienced than I am.

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  • VrikaVrika Member EpicPosts: 6,690
    I'd recommend Dust: An Elysian Trail, or if you want co-op then Trine.

    Trine games are on sale at gog.com.
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  • Octagon7711Octagon7711 Member LegendaryPosts: 8,968
    The Division and Destiny 2, Homefront Revolution all good for story driven combat. ESO & GW2 for logging in to kill a world boss or two before bed.
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  • MadFrenchieMadFrenchie Member LegendaryPosts: 8,505
    YashaX said:
    So I've been browsing my catalog and realized I have wayyyy too many choice and strategy-driven titles.  Like, all of them are choice-driven RPGs, MMORPGs, or strategy games.  I need to branch out.  Namely, I'm looking for something where the game isn't constantly looking at me going "So, what next?" and instead is going "Grab this gun/sword and start shooting/swinging!  GO GO GO!"

    Anyone have any suggestions?
    I know the feeling, haha. I just downloaded the trial for dragonquest warriors on my ps4 for that exact reason. Those dynasty warriors type games can be pretty good for some dumb button mashing fun.
    Absolutely!  Sometimes I'm just tired of making decisions and just wanna enjoy some bloody fun!

    Thanks for the suggestions guys, I've got multiple options now to look into. :)

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  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 20,620
    That was another question: action games such as God of War have always felt much better with a controller.  Is Darksiders the same?  I think PS4 controllers can be used with a PC, right?

    I'm likely going to play a few hours of Vermintide tonight to reacclimate, by the way.  I know you might be in V2 closed beta, but if you're down, I'd enjoy playing with some folks in familiar with, rather than trying to jump in with strangers who are likely much more experienced than I am.
    I'm not in the WH:V2 beta. I actually don't have Vermintide. @blueturtle13 is a big Vermintide fan and why it's on my list. Vermintide 2 is just something I noticed because I did the news blurb on it and it stuck because I'm a fan of hack n slash, bmups, and shmups.

    Darksiders is one I would recommend with a controller. I can't remember if I played it using the PS4 controller or not. You can use one. Wired it works fine. If you want wireless you'll need to buy a dongle for $15. I use a wired Xbox One controller. They're cheaper and compatible in more games. The problem I had with PS4 is Sony doesn't provide a driver for it to work generically. The game needs to support it specifically or the results are very hit and miss (even if the game was originally for PS4 - go figure).

    Vrika said:
    I'd recommend Dust: An Elysian Trail, or if you want co-op then Trine.

    Trine games are on sale at gog.com.
    Dust is a great platformer. I forgot about it. Totally underrated and pretty challenging.
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  • MadFrenchieMadFrenchie Member LegendaryPosts: 8,505
    Shweet!  Blue hit me up about the WoW server you guys are on, too.  Rolled a lock there that's almost level 30, but I've just been engulfed in Kingdom Come and have been neglecting my WoW toons. :(

    I love Warhammer setting, my only issue with Vermintide was they hadn't really fleshed out some of their systems yet (I purchased and played it near its release).  Reading about the DLC, it seems they've listened to that kind if feedback, and V2 looks to be an even better step in the right direction!
    Torval

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  • WizardryWizardry Member LegendaryPosts: 18,343
    edited February 2018
    Oh my lord,sounds like you want to play a mindless ARPG,don't do it ,those games are total garbage.Every minute you spend in an ARPG is a minute you lost forever,i rather watch a tire deflate.

    I still don't understand the "what's next"i only know of one game that doesn't have hand  holding all over it,so it's not like you have to think in any of these games.Even in Wow after a kill,Blizzard figured you needed to see some sparklies to click the dead foe,yep hand holding everywhere,there is no "what's next" in these games.

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  • MadFrenchieMadFrenchie Member LegendaryPosts: 8,505
    Wizardry said:
    Oh my lord,sounds like you want to play a mindless ARPG,don't do it ,those games are total garbage.Every minute you spend in an ARPG is a minute you lost forever,i rather watch a tire deflate.
    These forums just wouldn't be the same without your ray of sunshine gracing us every day Wizardry!
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  • blueturtle13blueturtle13 Member LegendaryPosts: 12,696
    Thanks for the replies!

    @Torval, any genre really, though I haven't enjoyed any good beat 'em up combat since the last Rock steady Batman game.  If you know of another, I'm definitely interested.

    I've eyed Darksiders before.  How does it stack up against the God of War series?

    @MightyUnclean currently subbing to WoW, but I wanna add something singleplayer or co-op to my library.
    Have you played Mad Max? Great fun in a good open world. Combat sort of like the Batman games. I feel the game is very underrated 
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  • lahnmirlahnmir Member LegendaryPosts: 4,012
    Warhammer 40K: Space Marine. Its my guilty pleasure. Turn off your IQ and slaughter your enemies, I think its a VERY satisfying game.

    /Cheers,
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  • blueturtle13blueturtle13 Member LegendaryPosts: 12,696
    Shweet!  Blue hit me up about the WoW server you guys are on, too.  Rolled a lock there that's almost level 30, but I've just been engulfed in Kingdom Come and have been neglecting my WoW toons. :(

    I love Warhammer setting, my only issue with Vermintide was they hadn't really fleshed out some of their systems yet (I purchased and played it near its release).  Reading about the DLC, it seems they've listened to that kind if feedback, and V2 looks to be an even better step in the right direction!

    I just bought Vermintide II =) Looking forward to digging in to the game. Not sure I will play the beta though. I may wanna save the experience for launch. The first game launched with a 13 gig update to the beta client on day one. Great developer who seems to really care for the IP and the fan's of it. 
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  • MadFrenchieMadFrenchie Member LegendaryPosts: 8,505
    lahnmir said:
    Warhammer 40K: Space Marine. Its my guilty pleasure. Turn off your IQ and slaughter your enemies, I think its a VERY satisfying game.

    /Cheers,
    Lahnmir
    I'm going to look into that one too, Warhammer. :)

    @blueturtle13 yea I'm thinking I'm going to pick up V2 myself.  Reading about the changes from the original, it seems like they're expanding in all the right directions.
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  • ScorchienScorchien Member LegendaryPosts: 7,549
    Well Frenchie beings you seem to enjoy Warhammer so mauch ( so do I ) you may enjoy.................  Man O War .. really fun game and fits the criteria


                    http://store.steampowered.com/app/344240/Man_O_War_Corsair__Warhammer_Naval_Battles/

  • MadFrenchieMadFrenchie Member LegendaryPosts: 8,505
    Scorchien said:
    Well Frenchie beings you seem to enjoy Warhammer so mauch ( so do I ) you may enjoy.................  Man O War .. really fun game and fits the criteria


                    http://store.steampowered.com/app/344240/Man_O_War_Corsair__Warhammer_Naval_Battles/

    That's a pretty cool looking little game haha.  All the talk about the IP makes me miss the potential WAR had, though. :(

    I've officially got enough new titles to look at now that I'll likely spend more time this next week on the Steam store page than in any game lol. :dizzy:
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  • ConstantineMerusConstantineMerus Member EpicPosts: 2,697
    Thanks for the replies!

    @Torval, any genre really, though I haven't enjoyed any good beat 'em up combat since the last Rock steady Batman game.  If you know of another, I'm definitely interested.

    I've eyed Darksiders before.  How does it stack up against the God of War series?

    @MightyUnclean currently subbing to WoW, but I wanna add something singleplayer or co-op to my library.
    Have you played Mad Max? Great fun in a good open world. Combat sort of like the Batman games. I feel the game is very underrated 
    Yeah Mad Max is a good game and direly underrated. You can also check out Just Cause 3, the hook alone can bring days of fun. 
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  • dougha1dougha1 Member UncommonPosts: 152
    Torchlight. Hack/bash/slash/shoot just about everything. No choices except where to allocate points on level up and which gear to enchant next.  :)

    Core game is boiled down to the essentials: skill stuff and take the loot. One town whose purpose it just for the player to sell/buy stuff and get/turn-in quests.  Then bam, back into the dungeons.

    Bonus: it is one of the few games where a pet is not a high-maintenance bother. It will even go to town to sell loot for you while you continue playing in the dungeon.

    There is a second Torchlight but I never played it so cannot comment on it.

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