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Need an online game...with depth!

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by smoove, 26 Feb 2006.

  1. smoove


    Joined: 15 Dec 2002

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    Does anyone have recommendations for a good game that I can sink my teeth into and spend the next few months, possibly years playing?
    I like games with lots of depth, I've tried Eve, but the steep learning curve put me off.
    WoW looks good, but for some reason the graphics put me off abit.
  2. HangTime

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    Then you could have a problem :) By definition, most games with a lot of depth consequently also have a steep learning curve, simply because there is so much to learn when you are starting from scratch.

    On the single player front, Morrowind has incredible depth, you could easily lose yourself for months in that (by which time the sequel will be available).
  3. smoove


    Joined: 15 Dec 2002

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    Not only that, but I just couldnt get into it. Tried 3 times now, but I just dont see where the "fun" comes in.
  4. Kreeeee

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    Dude, StarCraft!

    I'm still playing it after 8 years, the online competition is always varying.
  5. dokko


    Joined: 26 Nov 2005

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    Neverwinter Nights, but a 2nd 1 is coming out.
  6. Mercutio


    Joined: 11 Jun 2003

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    Graphically wow looks nicer in motion. Yes they on the cartoony side but works well with the feel of the thing. I been at it over a year now (US final beta onwards) and still finding it enjoyable - not much else I play :)
  7. Ghuraba

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    Counter Strike :p

  8. Zefan


    Joined: 15 Jan 2006

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    I would say RF online for a demanding game, but not "Deep". There is next to no story and the RP elemtn is non existent. The whole thing is based around grinding a lot and PvPing a lot. If you have this much time to put in then it will certainly be enjoyable. Have a read of the thread and see what you think.

    :edit: Then again this might be the sort of "Depth" you mean.
    Last edited: 27 Feb 2006
  9. Noto

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    Joined: 1 Dec 2002

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    World of Warcraft.

    5million subscribers and growing. The biggest MMPORG game to date. I used to share my gaming time between WC3, CS, TFC, BF1942 (DC), Q3. Since WoW's release i havent touched another game for more than 2 hours. FOR THE HORDE!!!

    RF Online: I have this game and have played it for a while and im still trying to get into it. It seems an ok MMPORG but just not the depth of WoW imo. Just not the buzz i got from the first time playing wow for me.

    I used to play Eveonline too, didnt have what i was looking for though i had a nice titan class 2 battleship (the mutts nutts back then) I was a pirate too :D
  10. Sleepery


    Joined: 4 Jun 2003

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    The depth in Eve comes from other players. The galaxy is completely player run. Get into a decent player corp, get involved in a few corp wars, and the game will start to open up for you. Spend you time solo mining and doing missions and you'll go out of your mind with boredom - it's totally not a solo game.

    Alternatively try EQ2 if you don't like the look of WoW.
  11. Noto

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    dont get me wrong eve was ok, and i did play with a big battleship building corp (we had an orignal blue print) , but it just wasnt as fun as holding a fleet of 6 ships ransom and podding them when they didnt pay.

    i found wow more immersive and a lot more open ended.