Favorite game that none of your friends played?

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Nasrin:

I really enjoyed the sequel, as well, Might and Magic: The Mandate of Heaven, which seems to have scored higher in it's reviews. I suspect it's reviewer guilt for not giving the previous game a more accurate rating.

Mandate of Heaven was the prequel, which was really fun. The sequel was... errrr, I can do this... No I had to look it up. It was Day of the Destroyer. All three are very good shouts. Also, I don't know when I became the sort of pedantic ass that sees a mistake and needs to correct it. Next I'll be on about semicolons.

OT: Well, the M&M games have been said, so I'll have to just go with stuff I bought off steam or XBLA. Cthulhu Saves the World, would it be worth the price of a brand new mainstream release, probably not. Was it worth the 2 it actually cost, definitely. Yet none of my friends will pick it up.

Also, Timesplitters series. Though I do know a lot of people that did play it, there are still people that haven't. In my dystopian future this will be unnacceptable. Psychonauts also goes in this category.

Oh god the list of games my friends never played because they think they will never play it and end up playing months later "Hey this is a great game." and my response is "what happened to when I told you about that three months ago?" Then insert any stupid excuse.
Not joking, happens to me every time.

So far my friends have yet to play dark souls, Monster Hunter Portable 3rd, and Shadow of the colossus.

Though i'm glad I got one of them to play Conflict: Vietnam with me. We will never forget what happened in that game.

Zantos:
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Good catch on that prequel versus sequel typo, thanks!

I think Might and Magic II, III, IV and V were my key favourites - while i still have no clue how to finish MMII at the end of the game (unscramble the puzzle), i'm the only one amongst my friends to make it there.

Another game that only i got to play and nobody else bothered was Fallout 2. Everyone's played the current ones (3 and New Vegas) but many will find it hard pressed to roll back to playing part 1 and 2! But i love how retro it was back in the day and the humor ... was definitely more appealing than it is these days!

Alas, they won't bother to try and won't bother to appreciate the gems of yesterday ...

There are a couple, please don't make me choose just one:
Katawa Shoujo
Disgaea (any of them)
Atelier (also any of them)
BlazBlue (again)
Skullgirls
...And pretty much anything with an anime art style and/or fits into the JRPG niche. Japanese games aren't very popular around where I live.

Pretty much anything I play. I can't get into their games (Halo, Skyrim), they can't get into mine (Tales of series, Any Zelda).

Pretty much all my favorite games. Lone Survivor is at the moment, my favorite. But even before when games such as New Vegas and DJ Hero were my favorite none of my friends played them. It sucks being a 14 year old, since all your other friends play is COD and Fifa.

Oof, I actually go through this a lot because I'm spastic about trying various Free to Play and indie games. I think my most recent highlight would have to be an FPS called Blacklight: Retribution. Neat little FPS, but I'm an absolute stranger on it, and the menus and interfaces aren't really conducive for making friends.

My biggest complaint, though, is that I often get into multiplayer games well after everyone stops. Consequently, is anyone looking for someone to play Magicka or Payday: The Heist with?

Since none of my friends play anymore the list is about 15 years long. The psn list with unknown pals doesn`t really count. Don`t know them, not my friends.

Koudelka and the Shadow Hearts games.

The Dead Space games. They're not exactly under-the-radar sort of games, but for some reason none of my friends have actually played them. One of them technically owns a copy of Dead Space 1 that he hasn't even played from a Steam sale, and I got my boyfriend to play some of my copy of Dead Space 2, but that's it. Call of Duty 4 as well, oddly enough. Most of my gamer friends are either PC gaming types or JRPG fans that wouldn't be caught dead playing a bland modern shooter, which is what they write Call of Duty 4 off as. Hard to fault them for it, though; I did too until I saw Yahtzee's shockingly glowing review of it.

Could be worse; I could have friends that refused to play anything cerebral or experimental. Friends that refuse to play anything that seems too safe and mainstream is a far better alternative to that kind of close-mindedness, so I consider myself lucky to have all the hipster and weeaboo friends that I have.

Hmmm... it is with some trepidation that I say: Fighting Steel... it was a naval simulator with really, really, really, really, really, shite graphics and no scenery whatsoever, but the sound effects were pretty good and the projectile tracking gimmick was kinda fun. *shrug*

Conversely, a lot of my friends like playing driving games, a genre that still goes over my head.

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Hogs Of War

A rediculously racist game about sterotypical WW1 and 2 era countries as armies of pigs fighting over the continent of Saustralasia for it's reserves of Swill.
Hilarious dialogue, fantastic gameplay (think Worms 3D, only good) and enjoyable from start to finish.

Then they canceled the sequel.
Took me a long time to find a replacement disc after my PS3 destroyed my original

Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus. It's a damn shame too, because everyone needs to try this epic game at least once.

Tenchu. Evidently, nobody in the entire world other than me plays Tenchu games. Oh and Disciples as well. I have a couple of friends that are HOMM players; no Disciples players though.

Oddly enough, Dead Space 2. Most of my friends either played Dead Space 1 and didn't like it or got scared shitless so they didn't bother buying the sequel. Kind of a shame, really.

Also Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, Zelda: Twilight Princess, Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness, The Last Story, Xenoblade Chronicles... would you believe I'm the only person in my group of friends who uses a Wii for more then just Super Smash Bros Brawl?

Most of my friends only play CoD and Halo.

I only have two friends that play more then that (I hardly see them both but I enjoy our conversations about games). One friend is reluctant to try games I suggest to him and the other will regard everything as shit and only plays a few games (Borderlands, GTA etc.).

Most of the JRPGs on the Snes.

my friends mainly only play multiplayer games. so none of them have played binding of isaac or deus ex HR, which are two of my favourites

NewClassic:
Oof, I actually go through this a lot because I'm spastic about trying various Free to Play and indie games. I think my most recent highlight would have to be an FPS called Blacklight: Retribution. Neat little FPS, but I'm an absolute stranger on it, and the menus and interfaces aren't really conducive for making friends.

My biggest complaint, though, is that I often get into multiplayer games well after everyone stops. Consequently, is anyone looking for someone to play Magicka or Payday: The Heist with?

Nuke, had you bugged me about it, I'd have let you know I always have time for Magicka on weekends.

On topic, an indie game called the Void. Very few people I know have played this game and its so...good. I'll admit it's hard as hell to beat but its beautifully crafted, in an interesting world and all in all I'm just in love with it

Once again I truck out "Little King's Story". Once again my post in met by crickets. For the love of god. Somebody play this great game.

FFIX, one of the most amazingly well made games of all time (in my opinion) and none of my friends have played it, I tried getting one of them to have a go using the two player mode, but he found the turn based combat and the fact that you had to grind boring, so he gave up on it. It just upsets me that my friends are missing out on the great story because of silly things like turn based combat, or limited graphics.

OK done ranting now.

Most of my favorite games others dislike or don't want to play.

Fallout: New Vegas
The Witcher
Mass Effect 1
Assassin's Creed 1

Every single visual novel I've played.
Many of Koei's games.

Nasrin:

Das Boot:
After all how much is $60 in the end.

Not to take away from the rest of your point, but the economy is really bad right now and $60 is a lot to some people.

Yep. I'm with that group. That's the majority of my food for a week dude. The rest stands though. This is what bargain bins are for. And sometimes I'm pleasantly surprised. The trick is to not have AAA expectations of every game. I started Dragon Age with such unhappy feelings because I didn't really like how weird the combat was at first. Then I just let that gripe go and loved the game afterwards because I stopped expecting perfect.

Byere:
Koudelka and the Shadow Hearts games.

Seconded, I actually bought one of my friends a freaking copy of Covenant because I loved the games that much and he still didn't play it. Still sad as all hell there won't be any more.

Katawa Shoujo.
I've recommended it to literally all of my friends and the conversation normally goes like this:
Me: You should play Katawa Shoujo, its realy godd and free
Them: What sort of game is it?
Me: its in the style of a Japanese visual novel, but its in English
Them: You mean one of those porn ones?
Me: well... yeah, but theres an option to turn that off
*most girls drop out here*
Me: Anyway, its sort of like a dating sim, but rather than generic hot chick with massive tits 1-5 all of the girls have disabilities and believable personalities rather than just "Your hot, fuck me"
Them: Disabilities?! What the fuck?!
*Conversation end*

Its really sad.

Wizardry 8

That was until I told a lot of my friends about it and apparently they believed me when I said it was good.

I HAD a friend who had never played Diablo 2 ... I said had 'cos well his soul is now lost to it.

Same thing with borderlands.

I am getting him hooked on a lot of stuff at the moment.

For me its pretty much all the games I've loved over the last few years.

Team Fortress 2
Ico & Shadow of the Colossus
Red Dead Redemption
Demon's Souls
Journey
Bastion
Dota 2

This upsets me.

My friends never play anything other than COD/Halo/Skyrim. I maintain that as an RPG, Skyrim is bad (it's good at other things, I just don't think that it's much of an RPG, ergo I don't find much enjoyment in it). And I don't care for the mindless shooting genre (well Halo can be pretty fun a lot of the time) so our tastes don't intersect a whole lot.

Therefore I'm going to have to go with Witcher 2 or inFamous 2. Neither are even close to being indie but I've never met anyone who's heard of either. Must be an Australian thing.

Sacrifice! I don't know why more people haven't heard of this game. It was awesome.

FirstToStrike:
Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus. It's a damn shame too, because everyone needs to try this epic game at least once.

This is on my list, too! The whole odd series. I have Munch's Odyssey sitting on my desk in front of me right now, hehe.

*hug*

It's gotta be Eschalon series for me. I mean, oldschool turnbased RPG thats pretty awesome. It was really a challenge to beat down, and defeating the main boss was super satisfactory. I love that game :)

Nasrin:
For me, it's the PC game Might and Magic VII: For Blood and Honor. Not Heroes of Might and Magic. Every time I mention the game, people always go "OH! Heroes of Might and Magic?" NO! That is not what I mean!

Man, I was so happy when I found that cover art in one computer magazine as poster- It just screams badass from all angles.

A tons! Most of them are adventure - point and click types, like Syberia, Still life...
And Star wars games.

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