I know where you’re coming from, and I am much the same way - I just don’t want to bother with beating my head against a difficult game, not the way I used to. Just thinking about the time I spent mastering R-Type alone twenty years ago makes me shudder.
But hey, if you haven’t tried them, give the Ratchet and Clank games a shot. I wouldn’t say that they are easy as much as just non-punishing. You can’t lose the game - even if you die, you’re bumped back to a checkpoint to try again, and you don’t lose experience you gain so you’re a little tougher the next time you get to the spot that got you before. I love those games, I think I’ve played each at least twice.
Is this a joke? I couldn’t even get past the first level, the game is so hard. And its really boring to boot. I realize the game is really popular here at Qt3, but it just wasn’t interesting enough at the start to learn the awful interface. It’s just too hard. Maybe if I could get past the first level, my view of the game would change, I don’t know.
For me, the ultimate easy game will always be Dynasty Warriors. I’d say get DW 5:Empires since its difficulty ranges from absurdly easy to slightly challenging, and it boasts the most diverse gameplay of the series.
The R&C games are a marvelous example of game design. Even if you fail, you earn experience and currency so you still advance a little every time. Unlike a checkpoint restore that just puts you back in the same place where you lost from the last time.
Also, I had a good time with Cloning Clyde. The devs didn’t want to beat me as much as show me all the cool stuff they’d thought of. Crackdown is kind of like that, too.
Any Zelda game, especially Wind Waker.
New Super Mario Bros.
Generally anything developed by Nintendo EAD
Sid Meier’s Pirates! (not at high diff though)
I agree about the easy part, but I found the game so boring that I couldn’t keep playing. Walking around killing guys who just stand there waiting to be slaughtered just isn’t my idea of fun. Didn’t play Empires, though.
My easy games- GTA:SA-just ignore the plot, and cruise.
Rayman Raving Rabbids or whatever it is called. Wierd wacky fun. Can’t wait to play this on the Wii.
God of War
Original daxter and Jax is good fun, and all the Rachet and Clanks
SSX Tricky and Tony Hawk games.
On the 'cube:
Paper Mario-see a trend?