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« on: November 06, 2010, 11:53:59 PM »

So I'm into games. My girlfriend's kids are into games, but the only thing she likes is farmville

Yuck.

Anyway, I was looking for some suggestions from you guys. I don't know if she'll get into games, but maybe I can point her to a few that could at least give her an appreciation for the art form. I think slow paced and thoughtful games would be something she'd like. Oh, and cuteness. She likes cuteness.

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« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2010, 11:57:00 PM »

. . . Harvest Moon?
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« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2010, 12:02:10 AM »

Zack and Wiki or A Boy and His Blob on the Wii, perhaps?  Mario games are always a safe bet, and maybe like Eusis said, try Harvest Moon.
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« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2010, 12:03:28 AM »

Actually, Harvest Moon really might not be a bad idea, if nothing else she'll get used to a controller while playing a game similar to what she's already been busy with.
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« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2010, 12:13:11 AM »

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My girlfriend's kids are into games, but the only thing she likes is farmville

I was gonna make some tasteless comment but instead I'll just note that I was coming on to RPGFan to make some post about how my concept of reality crumbles more and more every day, and then I read this while some Farmville-clone commercial popped up on Adult Swim, making my concept of reality crumble a little more.

That being said, Viva Pinata, or if they have a computer and aren't playing Farmville on a toaster or blood orange or something, get Creatures Trilogy from GOG.
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« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2010, 12:30:00 AM »

Try Super Meat Boy. It's very cute and charming.
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« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2010, 12:41:23 AM »

That being said, Viva Pinata, or if they have a computer and aren't playing Farmville on a toaster or blood orange or something, get Creatures Trilogy from GOG.

Actually Viva Pinata's on the PC too, so that's a suggestion either way! Unless you're just saying Creatures is better, than nevermind.

Try Super Meat Boy. It's very cute and charming.

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« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2010, 12:50:34 AM »

Try Super Meat Boy. It's very cute and charming.
You should be banned just for suggesting this.
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« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2010, 12:51:51 AM »

Poor Thoren, he was doing so well.
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« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2010, 12:52:29 AM »

Try Super Meat Boy. It's very cute and charming.
You should be banned just for suggesting this.

Rather soft, aren't you?
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« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2010, 01:04:25 AM »

What can I say, it's the doctor in me.
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« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2010, 01:28:34 AM »

I just like SMB that much.

And I bet she could play.. the first few levels! :D
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« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2010, 02:35:54 AM »

One of the Atelier games? Atelier Rorona (PS3)/Atelier Annie(DS)? It's a bit like Harvest Moon, but with alchemy and just as cute. They aren't terribly difficult, but you do get a sense of accomplishment when finding rare ingredients or making a new item. My sister isn't much of a gamer, but she really liked the Atelier games.

Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure (PSone and DS) is also very cute and a good introduction to the basics of RPG's. It's also fairly short.

Puzzle Quest (multi-platform, the PC version can be bought for a couple of bucks) and Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes (DS) are also lots of fun. These games mix puzzle games with strategy and RPG elements.

Speaking of puzzles: Professor Layton (DS). It's hard not to love the world and the characters. Also, puzzles are fun. Yay for puzzles!

As for games with a slower pace and great storytelling, how about ICO and Shadow of the Colossus (both for PS2)? Fragile: Farewell Ruins of the Moon (Wii) would be a good choice too.
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« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2010, 04:36:39 AM »

Good call on Rhapsody, that's pretty much as charming as a cutesy, simple RPG gets.
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« Reply #14 on: November 07, 2010, 08:38:13 AM »

Are you aiming to get her into RPGs, or just into gaming in general?  Would it be off the mark to suggest some kind of co-op game you could play together?  Because something tells me you've probably already tried that. 

As for other casual, cute, sim-type games, why not Animal Crossing?  However, I don't think the Animal Crossing games have same-system multiplayer. 

Quite a few ladies I know who aren't big into gaming love puzzle games like Bust-A-Move. 
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