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u/drunkcommenting · 1 pointr/patientgamers

My average sessions is spent flying in space doing whatever I feel like that day. I especially love smuggling (very profitable and dangerous), bounty hunting and just exploring. I use a H.O.T.A.S. as a controller (but KB/M or game controller work too), plus a head-tracker. It is amazingly immersive.

There is no story line and you will never see any people. Only other ships and space stations.
You spend all your time in the cockpit of a spaceship (except with the Horizons expansion, which lets
you use a planetary SRV's, as well), first person perspective. You start out in a "bubble" of inhabited
space that includes about 10,000 space stations. From there, you can travel anywhere in the Milky Way galaxy.
Space is huge.

You can choose activities like exploration, bounty hunting, trade, mining, combat or smuggling. You can select missions
which are available on bulletin boards at all space stations, join in community goals which change weekly,
or do whatever you want to do on your own. Also you can play in Close Quarters Combat (CQC) which is an arcade-style PVP arena,
seperate from the main game, but included in the price.

You can play alone against NPCs in "Solo", with other players and NPCs in "Open" or join a private group. The game is limited to
32 players in one instance, and even that is rare. You will mostly be alone or with NPCs, except in popular star systems, unless
you join in a community goal or wing up with friends. Space is huge.

The most common complaint about Elite is that it is wide as an ocean and shallow as a puddle. This is true if you are expecting COD
or Skyrim in space. It is a sandbox with toy spaceships, and the player must add the adventure. Here are a couple of players that do
a good job of that: Isinona roleplays really well. ObsidianAnt is good at showing the beauty of exploration.

/EliteDangerous can be helpful in learning about the game, as well as lots of Youtube videos.
I hope that helps.

u/exhuma · 2 pointsr/patientgamers

Stick with it! And don't lose motivation on the Citadel. Everyone I know who started the game got discouraged by all the running back-and-forth on the Citadel. It will get better after that and you will get the chance to do more exploration. Stick with it!

And, personally I like to read, and I found that the codex added a ton of depth in the game. I was devouring every article in it. And unfortunately they butchered the Codex interface in ME2 and 3 as you could no longer tell which article you read and which one you didn't after you had to scroll).

If you wait too long with the codex it might become a bit daunting to read through everything.

In ME1 it was easy to keep up with the added entries. Just every so often in the game take your time to read the few articles that have been added and it will never be too much to read.

I especially liked the articles about the races as it really fleshed out the universe much more in depth. I really liked the article on the Elcor. It was a fun read. The Hanar were quite fun too to read.

If you want to go the extra-mile in reading I also highly recommend the books (Revelation, Ascension and Retribution). They add depth to some key characters like Saren and Anderson (in Revelation) or the Illusive Man (in Retribution) and in Ascension you get some nice insights into the Asari and all that is "biotics". Anderson is present in pretty much all books.

Personally I would suggest going in this order:

  • ME1
  • Revelation (although that might also be good a good read before ME1)
  • ME2
  • Ascension
  • Retribution
  • ME3

    The nice thing about the books is that they don't directly interact with the in-game story. They just give the characters you meet in game much more depth. The Shepard story-line is not touched in the books so you can really read the books in any order you like. They don't form a trilogy that must be read in order.

    After having read the books you are bound to come across areas in the game where you think: "Oh this must be that research station from the book" (or thoughts along those lines). Or it might explain why certain characters interact with others in a specific way. For example the interactions between Saren and Anderson right in the beginning of the game. All the things they hint at (things that happened in the past) are from the book "Revelation" and will never be explained in detail in the game.
u/nunu10000 · 1 pointr/patientgamers

This thread is a minefield for me since I just got ME3 tonight, so forgive me if I repeat what others have said. I'm not reading the other comments for obvious reasons.

That being said, the Mass Effect series has some great games, especially if you like stories. If you are the type of person that hates cutscenes and dialog and just plays games for the action, then you'd probably be better off with something like Battlefield 3, MW3, or even TF2.

As cliché as it sounds, these games are truly interactive stories. Certainly, there is a competent shooter element involved as well, but the beauty of this game truly lies in the writing.

The Mass Effect series tries very hard to bring a sense of realism to the story too. Sure, it takes place in the far future, but there is great detail paid attention to how we got there from today's technology.

Example: Mass Effect Relays were built to get around Einstein's theory of relativity, enabling Faster than Light Travel. Pluto's moon is actually a mass effect relay.

My recommendation would be to read Mass Effect Revelation (a well done prequel to ME1) ( first, then Play Mass Effect (1). You can then jump into the second book and/ Mass Effect 2. UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES THOUGH, DO NOT READ MASS EFFECT DECEPTION! (People tell me that it breaks the Mass Effect Storyline)

So, long story short, YES, Mass Effect 1,2,(and I hope 3) are great games.

u/CaspianX2 · 32 pointsr/patientgamers

The PS3 has some spectacular deals in their multi-game collections. Observe:

Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection - Includes Metal Gear, Metal Gear 2, Metal Gear Solid 2: HD Edition, Metal Gear Solid 3: HD Edition (which includes most of the upgraded features from Subsistence), Metal Gear Solid 4 Trophy Edition, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker HD Edition, voucher codes for Metal Gear Solid 1 and Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions, 2 Exclusive Ashley Wood Bande Desinee Graphic Novels, and a 100 PG Artbook. Currently listed at $39.99 on Amazon.

God of War Saga Collection - Includes God of War (HD Remaster), God of War II (HD Remaster), God of War III, and God of War: Chains of Olympus (HD Remaster) and God of War: Ghost of Sparta (HD Remaster). Currently listed at $29.94 on Amazon.

Killzone Trilogy Collection - Includes Killzone (HD Remaster), Killzone 2 +all multiplayer maps, and Killzone 3 + all multiplayer maps. Currently listed at $32.25 on Amazon.

Resistance Collection - Includes Resistance: Fall of Man, Resistance 2 + Bonus Content, and Resistance 3 + Bonus Content. Currently listed at $29.73 on Amazon.

Assassin's Creed Ezio Trilogy - Includes Assassin's Creed II, Assassin's Creed Brotherhood, and Assassin's Creed Revelations. Currently listed at $25.80 on Amazon.

Jak and Daxter Collection - Includes Jak & Daxter 1, 2, and 3, all remastered in HD. Currently listed at $19.77 on Amazon.

Ico and Shadow of the Colossus Collection - Includes Ico and Shadow of the Colossus, both remastered in HD. Currently listed at $18.82 on Amazon.

The Sly Collection - Includes the first three Sly Cooper games remastered in HD, plus 3D support for Sly Cooper 3 and new Move-compatible minigames. Currently listed at $20.40 on Amazon.

InFamous Collection - Includes InFamous 1 and 2, inFamous: Festival of Blood, and additional downloadable content. Currently listed at $27.47 on Amazon.

Tomb Raider Trilogy - Includes Tomb Raider: Legend (HD Remaster), Tomb Raider: Anniversary (HD Remaster), and Tomb Raider: Underworld, as well as some avatar stuff and making-of content. Currently listed at $19.48 on Amazon.

Prince of Persia Trilogy - Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (HD Remaster), Prince of Persia: Warrior Within (HD Remaster) and Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones (HD Remaster), with 3D support and better framerates. Currently listed at $15.00 on Amazon.

Splinter Cell Trilogy - Includes Splinter Cell (HD Remaster), Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow (HD Remaster) and Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory (HD Remaster), with support for 3D, better framerates, and enhanced online gameplay. Currently listed at $19.95 on Amazon.

Uncharted Greatest Hits Dual Pack - Includes Uncharted and Uncharted 2: GotY Edition. Currently listed at $19.96 on Amazon.

Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix - Includes Kingdom Hearts Final Mix (HD Remaster), Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories (HD Remaster), and HD cinematics from Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, as well as an artbook for those who pre-order. Currently listed at $34.99 on Amazon.

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix (To be released sometime in 2014) - Includes Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix (HD Remaster), Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep Final Mix (HD Remaster), and HD cinematics from Kingdom Hearts Re:Coded. Currently listed at $59.99 on Amazon.

Ratchet and Clank Collection - Includes Ratchet & Clank, Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando, and Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal, all remastered in HD and with 3D support. Currently listed at $19.99 on Amazon.

Journey Collector's Edition - Includes Journey, Flower, and flOw. Currently listed at $19.99 on Amazon.

Devil May Cry HD Collection - Includes Devil May Cry (HD Remaster), Devil May Cry 2 (HD Remaster), and Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening Special Edition (HD Remaster). Currently listed at $14.59 (for the PS3 version) on Amazon.

Zone of the Enders HD Collection - Includes Zone of the Enders (HD Remaster) and Zone of the Enders: The Second Runner (HD Remaster), both with new opening animations. Currently listed at $12.98 (for the PS3 version) on Amazon.

Mass Effect Trilogy - Includes all three Mass Effect Games (but none of the DLC). Currently listed at $42.99 (For the PS3 version).

There's also the Silent Hill HD Collection, but from everything I hear it is a lazy and sloppy port of the games.

Whew! I swear I am not a shill for Amazon. I just appreciate a good deal when I see it.

u/OZONE_TempuS · 41 pointsr/patientgamers

Metal Gear Solid has six mainline canon installments (technically eight but I'm disregarding the NES games since I don't think they're worth playing and they're both covered in Metal Gear Solid) that spans fifty years and covers the arcs of many characters.

Most the games have some sort of deep narrative that run throughout the entire game but the stories for the most part are very good, albeit a bit convoluted on your first play through. The games sort of flop between very serious story telling and self parody, meaning they never taken themselves too seriously and they're full of little quirks and complete fiction.

The gameplay is fantastic too, the only one I'd say that has aged noticeably is the first one but the second Solid game made massive improvements to gameplay that stayed with the series and was added onto.

It's one of my favorite franchises and Sons of Liberty and Snake Eater are two of my all time favorite games, definitely worth a shot if you haven't already played them. If you have a PS3 then you can get the Legacy Collection which contains all the canon entries except for Phantom Pain but it's on PS3 as well.

u/Antaniserse · 2 pointsr/patientgamers

As already suggested, that stick is perfect with all the classics arcade space sims: all the title from the X-Wing series, Freespace series, Wing Commander series and also more recent games even if, with the more complex ones, you'll need to be a little more creative with the mapping software/extra input peripherals, since that stick is a bit light on available buttons

If you can expand the budget a bit, this model is more recent, has better sensors and way more control options... better choice IMO, especially since you are considering ED

Absolute must play for me are TIE Fighter (but i've always had a sweet spot for the first X-Wing) and Freespace 1+2 with the FreespaceOpen engine port

u/edge000 · 1 pointr/patientgamers

Syndicate was pretty fun, although short. You can get it for about $5-$10 on amazon.

I'll throw Enslaved: Odyssey to the West out there. I definitely would not classify it as cyberpunk, more like the setting is what would happen 150 years after a cyperpunk world.

As a fan of cyberpunk fiction, I really enjoyed it. You might as well.

u/seifer93 · 1 pointr/patientgamers

It depends on the program, but generally speaking, it's very easy. Xinput controllers (specifically, the 360 controller) often work with programs by default, and if not it's a relatively painless configuration process. Worth noting, you can get a wireless 360 controller $45, which includes the USB transceiver. I haven used a wireless one myself, but I've heard good things about the official Microsoft ones (which I linked.)

The ease of use does have a drawback however, and it's something that a lot of people will probably confirm; the D-pad is subpar. It works, but compared to the fantastic D-pad that Nintendo has had in every console since the SNES and the Playstation's D-pad, the 360's just isn't up to snuff. I think it's a fairly minor issue though.

u/fieldstudies · 1 pointr/patientgamers

I picked up MGS:V at a pawn shop for 20 bucks recently and instead of playing it I shelved it for now because I have never completed a MGS game before (had a brief experience with MGS3 when someone sold it to me with my first PS2 many many years ago) So I picked up the MGS Legacy collection on amazon for 23 bucks (Link) and played the very first Metal Gear! It was extremely frustrating but surprisingly addicting and fun! I never want to hear the soundtrack again but now I'm on to Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake and excited to start Metal Gear Solid finally and be able to play the first one on the Vita!

(if someone decides to pick this up because of this post let me save you some frustration, the two MSX Metal Gear games are inside Metal Gear 3 on Disc 2 of the legacy edition)

u/rahnawyn · 3 pointsr/patientgamers

Did you have an original DS/have you played any of those yet? The DS has a ton of great titles that you can play on your 3DS if didn't start there (or even if you did!)

Here's a long list of random games that you might enjoy:

u/OscarExplosion · 14 pointsr/patientgamers

Just get the Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection and you will be pretty good to go.

Play them in order of release. Meaning:

Metal Gear Solid 1

Metal Gear Solid 2

Metal Gear Solid 3

Metal Gear Solid 4

Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (This you will have to get separately)

u/Walt16 · 1 pointr/patientgamers

You kinda do want to play Bioshock 1 and 2. They are both worth by themselves. If you head over to, they have a Bioshock Dual Pack for $5.

Plus they are a lot of fun! And it's better to have the Bioshock 1 and 2 experience and knowledge before playing Bioshock Infinite. Bioshock Infinite is very much the best out of the 3.

u/Hackasizlak · 20 pointsr/patientgamers

Nintendo isn't the platform to go with if you want to get games on sale. There are exceptions, but generally their games only bump down $10-$20 over time, it's hard to find any good old Nintendo game for under 20 bucks like you often can with other console/PC games. Just for an example, this Fire Emblem DS game came out in 2012 and is still $40 from any retailer.

Your only real hope for buying cheap Nintendo games is eBay or getting lucky at the right pre-owned store.

u/firmretention · 1 pointr/patientgamers


Next cheapest:

I'd recommend the second one, since the joystick sensor is much better, and you have more buttons. But the first one gets good reviews too, so it's not a bad choice. I have the second one and I'm very happy with it.

u/epsiblivion · 2 pointsr/patientgamers

today amazon has enslaved: odyssey to the west for $10.28. free shipping with super saver shipping with order $25 or more on eligible items or free shipping with amazon prime. I heard it's one of the looked over gems of 2010. regular price is $19.99

u/MyOtherCarIsEpona · 6 pointsr/patientgamers

Start with Fallout 1, of course! The actions of the Vault Dweller are really important to the overall plot of the later games. Do make sure you play through Fallout 2 as well though, because gameplay-wise it improves on everything started by the first. New Vegas has SO MANY references to Fallout 1 and 2 that are really easy to miss if you haven't played them.

I also am running Windows 7 64 bit, and had no problems that a quick google search wasn't able to solve. I think there were a couple problems here and there with color conversion, but there are easy-to-use mods available to fix it.

This is the version I bought, and it runs fine on my machine.

If I'm not mistaken, I think has them for cheap as well, and they're probably optimized even more for a modern OS.

u/Novelty_Frog · 1 pointr/patientgamers

This one in particular. 1st party and the cord is longer (10ft > 6ft). Generic controllers will be ok for the most part. My friend had a few he bought off of eBay and the only difference I could tell was lack of Nintendo logos on front and back of controller, and the L and R triggers were a bit sharp. Buttons were a tad stiff but they were manageable for Mario Party. Of course, your experience will vary depending on your luck.

u/rfry11 · 1 pointr/patientgamers

You can buy it for $40 right here, but of course that NA Amazon so your mileage might vary.

Also I bought it off a friend for $20, so eBay/friends are definitely cheaper than buying from a merchant.

u/PenguinJim · 3 pointsr/patientgamers

There's a new T.16000M HOTAS set now:

Not exactly a bargain, sadly, but I'll be keeping my eye out for sales.

For the cheapy Thrustmaster HOTAS, apparently the hardware in the PS4 remake is higher quality (it's not just different-colored plastic on top of the same electronics), and it gives a superior deadzone to the old PS3-compatible stick. It costs a bit more, though (can see it for $70 versus the original at $50).

u/dougmc · 3 pointsr/patientgamers

Or you can just get one of these and use a wireless Xbox 360 controller. You probably won't want to share the controller between your PC and your 360, however, as re-binding it back and forth would be a pain. (You'd have the same problem sharing one controller between two 360s.)

You are correct in that it's quite helpful to have one of these things, however. There are other controllers that will work, but the 360 controller is the best supported.

u/Shaggy_One · 3 pointsr/patientgamers

Yeah they're pretty sweet. I bought one and didn't know it was till I opened it. This is the one I bought.

u/nohpex · 9 pointsr/patientgamers

I was going to say Final Fantasy 10 or 12, but it's hilarious how much MGS takes the cake.

Hey, OP. Get the Legacy Collection for
so you can play most of the series for cheap!

u/smurfslayer0 · 6 pointsr/patientgamers

The Mayfair sensor bar is the absolute easiest way to use Dolphin. It works as both a lightbar and as a bluetooth connection for your Wii remotes. It makes it very easy and straightforward to set up.

As far as Gamecube games on the Wii, they play exactly the same regardless of which console you use. I really don't notice any difference.

u/mithrandir138 · 1 pointr/patientgamers

I ended up getting a ps2-to-GameCube controller adaptor and use either wired Sony controllers or Logitech wireless ones. You can usually find them as DDR pad adaptors. The downside is remembering the layout. Bonus: it works for the original Wii that has GameCube ports, too.

Edit: This is the specific one that I use (though it looks out of stock at amazon, liked it so much I bought a second one for player 2)

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/patientgamers

As that WheelChair said it depends on your tastes. I love JRPGs and Jap games so I have a PS3 and a PC. Two of my favorite franchises are on PS3 which are Metal Gear Solid and Kingdom Hearts. Both of them had a remaster come out recently so you should totally check them out if you're into that sort of thing.

u/WhoMouse · 1 pointr/patientgamers

I got both, with Tactics all together for fairly cheap. The "Fallout Trilogy". I already owned 2, too. :) Best way to do it IMO.

u/crabbit · 3 pointsr/patientgamers

I really like the Buffalo SNES controller for both NES and SNES games and I have generic Genesis and N64 controller USB adapters that work perfectly with emulators

u/thegigglepuss · 3 pointsr/patientgamers

The only reliable gamecube controllers I've found are the official nintendo controllers.
It's expensive, but they last the longest and feel the best

u/swirlystraw · 2 pointsr/patientgamers

If you have look around there are adapters which allow you to use the PlayStation dualshock controllers such as this one

Otherwise this controller which is made to a similar style but made specifically for the gamecube ports has fairly positive reviews right here

u/90099time · 2 pointsr/patientgamers

Buffalo Gamepads [link in japanese] are the only USB gamepads I have found that are as good quality as the original Nintendo ones. You can buy an SNES one off Amazon for $25 including shipping from Japan. Here's the amazon link.

u/scoobydooami · 11 pointsr/patientgamers

For sheer game compatibility, the Windows Xbox 360 controller. If a game supports a controller, that is usually the one. You do have to make sure to get the Windows one, not the Xbox one, because if you got the xbox one, you need to purchase an add'l adapter.



Steam has its own controller now, as well. I have been seeing mixed reviews on that.

u/xxdofxx · 3 pointsr/patientgamers

Just to clear up any confusion (because when I went to buy these games 6 months ago I got it messed and up wasted $10.) The Legacy Collection includes The HD Collection, MGS IV, and a PSN code for MGS1 (note this ISN'T the Twin Snakes version, which is Gamecube exclusive and is much better in almost every way. So much so, that IMO you should just watch a long play on youtube instead of playing the original PS1 version.)

So if you DON'T have MGSIV and want to play/experience the whole series, absolutely get the more complete Legacy Collection. Only buy the stand alone HD Collection if you already have a copy of MGSIV and are going to watch Twin Snakes (MGS1)on youtube (which I recommend either way.)

u/ametalshard · 2 pointsr/patientgamers

The Elder Scrolls Anthology, with Arena, Daggerfall, Morrowind, Oblivion and Skyrim (and expansions), is always cheap on Amazon.

I feel pretty sorry for anyone who has paid $15 or more for Skyrim when the Anthology has gone for $14.99 before and is always under $30 for ALL of the games.

u/cavemancolton · 2 pointsr/patientgamers

While they are still available, you should really grab the Metal Gear Solid Legacy Collection ($23.99 USD) which includes Metal Gear 1 and 2, as well as Metal Gear Solid, MGS2 HD, MGS3 HD, MGS: Peace Walker HD, and MGS4. If you want to go digital, you could get the HD collection and you would only be losing out on MGS4, which fine since it's easily the worst Metal Gear game.

u/IdeaPowered · 3 pointsr/patientgamers

You get a dolphin bar and you are set to go with a Wiimote :]

u/AMetalBear · 3 pointsr/patientgamers

It's readily available in Amazon for pretty cheap.

u/insaniak89 · 1 pointr/patientgamers

That’s what got me through the initial learning curve.

It may be out dated in some ways now, but I did refer to it past time I played (about 6 months ago)

u/OwnedU2Fast · 1 pointr/patientgamers

If anybody was interested in purchasing several Command & Conquer games, know that every single Command and Conquer game is available for $20 with "Command and Conquer: The Ultimate Collection".
Requires Origin.

u/lemeure · 2 pointsr/patientgamers

I recommend the anthology, you can usually get it for 20 bucks on sale, that is if you are on the fence on the older games too, heck even not on sale its still cheaper than steam's legendary edition.

u/oiskaio · 3 pointsr/patientgamers

I'd recommend the Legacy Collection if you can find it for fairly cheap. It keeps going in and out of print it seems.


u/redux42 · 4 pointsr/patientgamers

There's a book that teaches you how to play:

AFAIK re: graphics, there are alternative tile sets you can install.

u/rarelypost · 5 pointsr/patientgamers

You could buy the Command and Conquer Ultimate Collection on Origin or Amazon for $20. Red Alert 3 alone is $20 on Steam without a sale. If you wanted to wait, the Ultimate Collection does go down to $5 a few times a year at both Origin and Amazon.

u/Spidersonic · 1 pointr/patientgamers

Keep in mind that a wired one is better for your PC. You just need to plug it in and there you go. With a wireless Xbox 360 controller, you'll need to buy this thing too to make it work on your computer which is kinda lame.

u/spyder256 · 0 pointsr/patientgamers

No it's not. There's only 3 options, 2 of them basically standard price, and by the same person, but he looks like re-seller of sorts. And the other one is just ridiculous. I don't see how buying any of these would support the creators. I doubt any of the money from these transactions would go to them.

u/LocalAmazonBot · 1 pointr/patientgamers

Here are some links for the product in the above comment for different countries:

Link: Enslaved: Odyssey to the West

  • Japan:
  • Canada:

    This bot is currently in testing so let me know what you think by voting (or commenting).
u/Lectulus · 1 pointr/patientgamers

If you consider yourself a collector you can get The Elder Scrolls Anthology for a measly $40. This includes all the series' games along with their DLC and some map posters.

u/aww_sucks · 11 pointsr/patientgamers

In case you didn't already know, if you buy the 360 controller that's specifically branded for PC, it comes with the wireless receiver in the box. You don't have to buy them separately and it's usually around the same price as a single wireless 360 controller.

u/omgpokemans · 7 pointsr/patientgamers

I can't speak for the XB1 controllers, but the 360 controllers are not bluetooth. However, you can still use them if you have one of the USB dongle things.

u/tymbals · 2 pointsr/patientgamers

Personally I would say an XBox 360 controller AND a classic controller will cover all your bases. Playing classic games with an analogue or the Xbox d-pad is complete ass. I'd recommend the buffalo classic USB gamepad.

u/a8vision · 2 pointsr/patientgamers

You mean they don't sell them separately? If you buy a Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Controller for Windows (link to amazon) you get the receiver and I doubt it's a knock off.