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Old 12-05-2012, 11:41 AM   #1
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Default Game for girlfriend and I

I am loooking for a good game we can play on my HTPC that we can play together. Maybe a network game two be played between 2 systems.

Very broad/vague, but I am open to all ideas.
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:46 AM   #2
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Trine's minimum requirements seem to be met by your HTPC's specs, so if it works (Steam has demos) I'd definitely recommend both Trine 1 and 2. Fantastic co-op game that has local multiplayer (it's a side scroller so no split screen needed).

Another would be Rayman Origins.
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:47 AM   #3
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:54 AM   #4
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I've played some point and click adventure games with my wife, using the HTPC. Curse of monkey island, the original remake, Puzzle agent. Low system requirements and she enjoyed the art, story, humor, puzzles etc.
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:00 PM   #5
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see this thread:
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:29 PM   #6
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I am loooking for a good game we can play on my HTPC that we can play together. Maybe a network game two be played between 2 systems.

Very broad/vague, but I am open to all ideas.
Try Sam and Max, especially the first season. Some puzzles, not too difficult, and a great sense of humor.
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:11 PM   #7
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Here is a list that I suggest for you. http://classroom.jc-schools.net/basic/la-grammar.html

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Old 12-05-2012, 01:55 PM   #8
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:16 PM   #9
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:49 PM   #10
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Diablo 2 is a really cool coop game. Diablo 3 is a far lesser game, but still OK fun I guess.

I hear that Borderlands is pretty cool co-op.

What type of game style/level of play are you looking for? Are we talking Super Smash-brothers? Or are we talking about Neverwinter Nights 2?
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:53 PM   #11
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Portal 2 is good co-op
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:07 PM   #12
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What kinds of games is she into? There are all kinds of good co-op games, but there's no sense in recommending a shooter if she doesn't like FPS games.
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Diablo 2 is a really cool coop game. Diablo 3 is a far lesser game, but still OK fun I guess.

I hear that Borderlands is pretty cool co-op.

What type of game style/level of play are you looking for? Are we talking Super Smash-brothers? Or are we talking about Neverwinter Nights 2?
I played Borderlands I co-op with my grandson who was about 12 at the time (yea, I am that old). I started out a few levels ahead of him because basically I suck and he doesnt. Was great fun.
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:24 PM   #14
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lego series(starwars,indianajones,batman,lotr) have local coop most of the time. very nice low stress gaming and some nice gags.
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:02 PM   #16
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lego series(starwars,indianajones,batman,lotr) have local coop most of the time. very nice low stress gaming and some nice gags.
I second this. Recommend a controller or two though. I think lara croft guardian of light also has local coop.
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Borderlands coop always turns out funny and I usually have a blast.

Also GTA IV multiplayer is also awesome, and it suits your purpose even more
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:34 PM   #19
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Board games are fun, too.

Ticket to Ride is an amazingly fun game that women seem to like a lot.
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Board games are fun, too.

Ticket to Ride is an amazingly fun game that women seem to like a lot.
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lego series(starwars,indianajones,batman,lotr) have local coop most of the time. very nice low stress gaming and some nice gags.
This I second. The Lego games are quite fun. And you can co-op and you can even sometimes mess with the other player. Plus, Star Wars and Batman and LOTR and Indiana Jones. What's not to love?

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castlecrashers is a fun co op game
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Trine's minimum requirements seem to be met by your HTPC's specs, so if it works (Steam has demos) I'd definitely recommend both Trine 1 and 2. Fantastic co-op game that has local multiplayer (it's a side scroller so no split screen needed).

Another would be Rayman Origins.
Trine 2 is a lot of silly fun. I highly recommend.
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:27 AM   #24
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I've played some point and click adventure games with my wife, using the HTPC. Curse of monkey island, the original remake, Puzzle agent. Low system requirements and she enjoyed the art, story, humor, puzzles etc.
If OP goes this route, he'd hit a home run with Ceville - a humorous point and click adventure in medieval setting with great voice acting (I think released in 2009) that can be had for only $1 in an indie bundle (Worms Reloaded is also available in this bundle):
http://groupees.com/bm6
Cheaper than Amazon's $4.03 for the download version that only gets you Ceville and no other games:
http://www.amazon.com/Ceville-Pc/dp/...ywords=ceville

If this girlfriend doesn't play games normally, I wouldn't recommend Trine or any other platformer - jumping and moving is extremely difficult for a gaming newbie. Even a game as seemingly simple as Super Mario Bros. would be difficult for the uninitiated gamer that isn't a child. Try something like Puzzle Bobble (aka Bust a Move): move the arrow left or right and press a button to shoot a bubble. That's about as easy as it gets:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrEbsvWM3Jo
There are many clones of this game as well, some of them free.

Bomberman is another one that has simple controls w/ no jumping. Just up, down, left, right and press a button to set bomb. Easy to get used to and there are many versions of this game (Sega Saturn, SNES, Genesis would be a good place to start)
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I got my wife into video games with Borderlands so that would be a good place to start. If you can, setup another computer as that will greatly increase your options for co-op games. Not much split screen to be had on the PC, or even on consoles for that matter.
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