Originally Posted by dougotte
Hi All. I bought my daughter a laptop at Best Buy, and by turning over her college e-mail address, we got a free 360.
I'm not a hardcore gamer by any means. I've been enjoying the following games on my Wii:
Zelda (especially Skyward Sword)
Mario (of course!)
Are there any similar games for the Xbox?
Thanks in advance.
You may have some luck with XBLA titles. There are a lot of 2D and adventure-y and retro titles that would fit the bill perfectly, and they're much cheaper (and shorter) than most full retail releases.
As someone who is also a huge fan of those Nintendo franchises, I'd strongly suggest:Fez
-- an incredibly well designed Zelda-style adventure game (2D/3D)Outland
-- a 2D metroid-style adventure gameLimbo
-- a 2D adventure/puzzle gameBastion
-- an isometric 2D Zelda-like adventure gameBraid
-- a Mario-style 2D platformer with some devilish puzzlesShadow Complex
-- a 2D metroid-style adventure gameMinecraft
-- tough to describe unless you've played it (3D open world adventure game?)Super Meat Boy
-- tough, but fun Mario-style 2D platformerTrials Evolution
-- cross between 2D Mario games and classic 2D Excitebike
That should be more than enough to get started. Most are very well reviewed and come widely recommended. And they'll feel familiar if you're more used to Nintendo's franchises. They also all have pretty straightforward control mechanics. Great places to start. And welcome!