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    Thumbs up Obscure Game Suggestions

    What hidden gems do you think others should check out?

    Mine is Nier. It doesn't have the best graphics, sure, but it overcame that with style, and a story that starts off bland, but becomes incredibly compelling by the end (and the 2nd..3rd times through, with different versions).

    Soundtrack:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSAH4VDtFjQ

    Gameplay:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1abonbSKT8

    Story:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_6SzzjMjfo

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    TRINE:


    Trine is a physics-based action game where three characters allow clever solutions to challenges created by hazardous puzzles and threatening enemies. The gameplay is based on fully interactive physics - each character's different abilities and tactics can be used to invent new ways to overcome obstacles and save the kingdom!

    http://trine-thegame.com/site/

    Beautifully done. Check it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Entropy View Post
    TRINE:


    Trine is a physics-based action game where three characters allow clever solutions to challenges created by hazardous puzzles and threatening enemies. The gameplay is based on fully interactive physics - each character's different abilities and tactics can be used to invent new ways to overcome obstacles and save the kingdom!

    http://trine-thegame.com/site/

    Beautifully done. Check it out.
    Oh wow, that looks great. And I usually dislike 2-d platformers. (I usually go for ones with story as the foundation as well)

    The art is just.. wow.

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    For PC i think Killing Floor, King Arthur the Role-playing wargame and Mount and blade are by far some of the best under the radar games. For PS3, its not really under the radar but Demon Souls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maeloda View Post
    Oh wow, that looks great. And I usually dislike 2-d platformers. (I usually go for ones with story as the foundation as well)

    The art is just.. wow.
    Aye, im not much for platformers either. But when I saw it I had to try it. Has a neat little story to it.
    I stumbled upon this game one day and downloaded the demo, (think it took like 10 min.) and was so hooked.
    ...and yes, IMO the artwork, sound effects, and musical scores are amazing.

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    That sure does remind me of Mario.

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    Thanks for getting me hooked on Trine! I also preordered Poker Night at the Inventory for 4.50. I advise everyone to check out the trailer for Poker Night for the lulz

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    An incredibly addicting game is this deceptively simple puzzle game.

    http://www.onemorelevel.com/game/kerixep

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyclopsSlayer View Post
    An incredibly addicting game is this deceptively simple puzzle game.

    http://www.onemorelevel.com/game/kerixep
    Haha this game is nuts. 1/3 through the levels until my brain shut down (tiredd.. guess I'm sleeping on the plane).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maeloda View Post
    Haha this game is nuts. 1/3 through the levels until my brain shut down (tiredd.. guess I'm sleeping on the plane).
    Level 19 is the one I can't seem to get past. Did so once, but damned if i can remember how...

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    I actually got hooked on Recettear a while ago...it's a cute little game. You play this girl who opens an item shop to pay off her dad's debt. I got sucked in after playing through the demo, but at first glance it doesn't look like much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyclopsSlayer View Post
    An incredibly addicting game is this deceptively simple puzzle game.

    http://www.onemorelevel.com/game/kerixep
    1654sec

    thx for the tip

    lvl 19 was the trickiest

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    Quote Originally Posted by Selene View Post
    I actually got hooked on Recettear a while ago...it's a cute little game. You play this girl who opens an item shop to pay off her dad's debt. I got sucked in after playing through the demo, but at first glance it doesn't look like much.
    Yes, very fun, but I didn't pick it up after I beat it, which happened pretty quickly. Good, though.

    I don't know how "obscure" any of these are, but I know they are perhaps forgotten:

    System Shock 2: Forerunner of almost all of the modern horror-FPS games, and by that I mean they get most of their themes, ideas, and features from it, if not their concepts. Very good story, and the spiritual forefather of the Bioshock games. Both Doom 3 and Dead Space pulled heavily from this game ... Dead Space in particular. It isn't as flashy, and the graphics haven't aged well, but there are reskining packs and other graphical updates out there.

    Dwarf Fortress: While I don't think this is as under-the-table as it used to be, it has made leaps and bounds since it was getting a bit of press. It take A LOT to learn, but their are great how-to videos on youtube by a Captain Duck (i forget how he spells it ... cpntduck maybe); however, if you learn it, the time will be well spent.

    Planescape: Torment and Arcanum: P:T is quite old, and forgotten under the weight of more popularized, albeit great themselves, games like the Baulder's Gate and Icewind Dale series. It deserves, however, to be held up with those other games, and offers a very interesting story.

    Arcanum is a lot like Fallout 1/2, but is steampunk. It feels like it was released to crickets and soon forgotten, however, if you take time to patch it and play it, you will be amazed at how huge and utterly amazing it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyclopsSlayer View Post
    An incredibly addicting game is this deceptively simple puzzle game.

    http://www.onemorelevel.com/game/kerixep
    OKay that game is crazy.. but fun!! lol I love a game that really makes you think. Gives me something to do while I sit at my desk at work

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    Uhh, its not really a hidden gem, but its a gem none the less.

    Portal

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