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    Question Help Finding a Game
    Hi, this is actually my first post on the website. Rather surprising seeing how I like forums and my family's been using strictly macs since I've been born.

    Anyway, I need help finding a good game to play. I've been googling constantly and I can't find anything that interests me. I'm looking for something where you can control one character, so no Sims or Command or Conquer. I tried World of Warcraft, but what turned me off was the long walks from city to city and the tedious tasks of just killing wild animals over and over again till one leaves behind a special item.

    I want something with a bunch of action. RPG elements, and strategy are nice, but action is the major priority. Diablo 3 looks perfect, but I'm not sure I can wait much more than a year for it. Then I turned to Diablo 2, but my computer's too new for it. Then I looked at the Apple Games website and I saw Star Wars The Force Unleashed, which looked alright, but apparently not all of the newest 13" MacBook Pros have enough GHz to run it.

    Also, one important thing is that the fighting isn't too straight forward. I don't want a game where you just walk up to monsters and click the same button over and over again.

    If anybody knows a game that could fulfill my needs I'd greatly appreciate it.

    I have the newest 13" MacBook Pro, here are my specs:

    Software:.......................OS 10.6.2
    Model Name:...................MacBook Pro
    Model Identifier:...............MacBookPro5,5
    Processor Name:..............Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed:..............2.26 GHz
    Number Of Processors:......1
    Total Number Of Cores:......2
    L2 Cache:.........................3 MB
    Memory:..........................4 GB

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    Have you looked at Spore?
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    Thanks, but I own it and the hero expansion. That's the only game I have actually.

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    Well there's:
    Halo
    Bioshock
    And lots of opensource games, some of which will run on a Mac List of open-source video games - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Have you tried here?

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    Yeah, I've checked there, but I can't really find much that interests me. Bioshock looks cool and it's definitely worth checking out, but I'm rather tired of first person shooters, I'm looking for more of just a physical combat game, i.e. Diablo 3. I noticed a game called Dragon Age: Origins, but the combat seemed similar to WoW, where you can only walk up to a character and press a button over and over again. I want a game with more options for attacking, and more openness.

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    Well here are a few different games you might like based on your original post:

    Pirates - Live The Life
    Based on the original pirates game from the B&W computer days. But this one is new and looks very snazzy with some nice sword fighting and ship combat scenes. And very open/sandbox styled game. Worth checking out.

    Neverwinter Nights 1 and 2:
    Both should play on your computer ok. They are based on the Dungeons and Dragons system of battle. But personally I thought NWN1 was pretty good but NWN2 despite the better graphics and story had a character control scheme that was so hard to use it tirned me off the game. Still you might liek them both for something different.

    Starcraft:
    Old game (Real Tie Strategy) - as in age of dinosaurs here. But it's still a goodie if you can get a hold of an OS X installer and can handle the low resolution of the game.

    Puzzle Quest - Challenge Of The Warlords
    Puzzle Quest - Galactrix
    Two totally different games here. Puzzle based but both have heavy RPG elements in them too. Both really are a similar thing but the first is in a medievel setting and the 2nd is in a outerspace setting.

    Plants Vs Zombies
    I know a little casual game but it's really addictive.

    Breakquest
    Another little game but in my opinion the best brickles/breakout styled game I ahve ever played. It's really something.

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    Man I miss Starcraft... I am PUMPED for SC2. I've been trying to get an OS X installer forever. I lost my old CD copy ages ago, and don't really know if it's worth paying for again when SC2 is close to release.

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    Does it have to be a Mac port, or would you be willing to try a Windows game? If not, I highly recommend the Half-Life 2 series. One of my all time favs.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

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    Good games, HL and HL2. I was never one for windows games, so I didn't play much... but Wolfenstein ET (or Enemy Territory) is also pretty good, and free. First person WW2 shooter.

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    Pirates and Neverwinter Nights look alright. Starcraft looks really col and I'm probably going to get the 2nd one. The puzzle games look alright, but I detest bejeweled type games. I actually have Plants vs Zombies on my iPhone and it's great, don't know about breakquest.

    By trying window games, you mean using bootcamp? I'm not really familiar with that, but I guess I could.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yffum View Post
    By trying window games, you mean using bootcamp? I'm not really familiar with that, but I guess I could.
    Exactly. One of the really cool things on Windows is Steam - it's a library of thousands of games, with community ratings. It also acts as a downloader and game manager. So, you buy a game from Steam, it downloads off the Internet and maintains the game (and patches) for you. If you format your drive, Steam keeps a record of games linked to your account and lets you download them again. Similarly, you can play your games on any computer that has Steam, providing that you are only in one instance at a time.

    I never thought I'd like this kind of Orwellian approach to games, but it's actually all I use anymore. No more messing with discs or having to run out to the store for the latest releases. Very handy.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwa107 View Post
    Exactly. One of the really cool things on Windows is Steam - it's a library of thousands of games, with community ratings. It also acts as a downloader and game manager. So, you buy a game from Steam, it downloads off the Internet and maintains the game (and patches) for you. If you format your drive, Steam keeps a record of games linked to your account and lets you download them again. Similarly, you can play your games on any computer that has Steam, providing that you are only in one instance at a time.

    I never thought I'd like this kind of Orwellian approach to games, but it's actually all I use anymore. No more messing with discs or having to run out to the store for the latest releases. Very handy.
    interesting, first I have to look into what bootcamp is exactly and what you need to use it. Any other windows reccomendations?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yffum View Post
    interesting, first I have to look into what bootcamp is exactly and what you need to use it. Any other windows reccomendations?
    That and a lot more here:

    http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/win...ers-guide.html
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

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    Thanks, that's a very detailed, helpful explanation. However, buying the windows software would cost a lot and I'm not sure if it's truly worth it.

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