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Post by Trogdor » Tue Oct 25, 2005 2:44 am

I agree with you on the FPS domination issue. Game technology has improved continuously, but the ideas have stagnated. If you look at the abandonware games released in the late '80s and early '90s, there is much more variety than today. My personal favorite games are Flashback, Oddworld, and Homeworld. Most interesting genres, in my mind, are "serious" platformers (not like Mario, etc.), third-person shooters (like MDK 1 & 2), and strategy games. Never liked FPS's much, myself.
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Post by Falagard » Tue Oct 25, 2005 4:09 am

Strange topic name and original post was difficult to understand, but I'll bite.

I'm a big fan of adventure games, such as Grim Fandango and The Longest Journey. I used to enjoy the King's Quest games, but am not sure I would anymore. RPGs such as Knights of the Old Republic. I also used to enjoy Final Fantasy, and the original Dragon Quest on NES, but haven't played the japanese style RPGs for a LONG time. I enjoy the occasional platformer - the latest Conker - Live and Reloaded was fun.

I DO like first person shooters, but don't typically play them all the way through. The only first person shooters that I've really enjoyed are Counter-Strike for its online multiplayer (which is very elegant in its simplicity), Halo 1 for its campaign, and Halo 2 for its campaign and multiplayer. Halo 2 multiplayer has issues, but it is still by far the most fun multiplayer experiences I've had in any game.

I used to enjoy MMORPGs - favorite was The Realm. I beta tested EQ and enjoyed it, but I think that was because of its novelty in being the first big MMORPG.

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Post by Kentamanos » Tue Oct 25, 2005 6:10 am

Grim Fandango was awesome. One of the best voiced games ever without a doubt too.
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Post by :wumpus: » Tue Oct 25, 2005 8:32 am

Planescape:Torment is my favourite game, ever. Gameplay was like Baldur's gate but with a deep and very touching story and great soundtrack (IMO).

Some more favourites
  • Deus Ex (liked the story, music and graphics very much)
  • Descent 1/2 (an fps alright, but I like it for the bizarre three dimensional map structures, and not being bound to gravity :-) )
  • Elite: Final Frontier & First Encounters (best space trading/fighting game, apart from Sundog in the far far past)
None of the modern games really compares to those old ones in game experience, but that'd might just be nostalgia. And the FPS/MMORPG rage isn't doing a good thing for games either.
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Post by Kentamanos » Tue Oct 25, 2005 8:36 am

I loved the tatoos in Planescape:Torment. It was a great game.

Elite was really cool as well.

If we're talking old games, "Carrier Command" was one that I really dug. The graphics were horrible (flat shaded bright colored polygons), but the concept was very neat.
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Post by Kristian » Tue Oct 25, 2005 10:02 am

The Dig, Monkey Island 1-2, Grim Fandango, Colonization, Bubble Bobble, The broken sword games!, Ultima Online, Pirates, Giana Sisters, Return to Castle wolfenstein played in MP mode.
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Post by megizin » Tue Oct 25, 2005 2:50 pm

Conker: BFD. Have you seen the credits for that game? It was developed by maybe 20 ppl of which 7 seem to have done most of the work. Oh, and all of the characters were voiced by only 2 ppl.
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Post by Kristian » Tue Oct 25, 2005 2:57 pm

Starcraft roxx!
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Post by Chris Jones » Tue Oct 25, 2005 3:59 pm

Operation Flashpoint was my favourite (recent game) because for its time was very realistic and absolutly huge maps, altho you can claim the physics isnt very realistic

but i spose mario bros 1 is my favorite game (for the first nintendo), was just brilliant, simple, i got to level 113 i think, and still hadnt found the damn princess, how many can there be?!? and with no saving feature, that really sucked... but the game was great!
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Post by Phantom » Tue Oct 25, 2005 4:22 pm

Of the recent(well 6 years) games: Tribes (1/2) definetly.
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Post by Project5 » Tue Oct 25, 2005 4:32 pm

I'm still a sucker for Total Annihilation :-)

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Post by Lioric » Tue Oct 25, 2005 6:17 pm

My list :D

Another World (that was a "game", in the top 3 of all times for sure)
Quake (for its technology, its part of what started the tech revolution)
StreetFighter (all of them, to the III strike arcade)
Alone in the Dark 1/2/3
Virtua Fighter 1/2
Sega Rally 1/2
Garou: Mark of the Wolfes (one of the last SNK Arcades)


All of them have a certain unique feature that separated from the rest, that innovative feature, that feeling, that make that titles become part of you

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Post by d3th_n1gG4 » Tue Oct 25, 2005 6:24 pm

Lets see

Manic Miner, Jet Set Willy & Tir Na Nog on the zx Speccy,
Starcon 2, Deathtrack, Lands Of Lore 2 (crap engine brilliant story), The original EOB series

Out of the newer games, Vampire:Bloodlines, NWN and Elder Scrolls: Morrowind have held my interest
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Post by Crashy » Tue Oct 25, 2005 7:38 pm

Favorite game: Archimedean Dynasty(so great!)
I explain why:

-First of all The ambience of the game was exceptionnal, surely due to the intro movie, and the fact you can speak with kind of "NPC" to learn about the scenario. And if you speak well, you can obtain bonus missions.

-The scenario was, to my mind, the best anticipation scenario for a video game(thanks Helmut Halfman ;) ) .

-You were able to customize your ship(weapons, armor, turrets, turrets softwares, sonars, etc).

-Combats were great, especially at the end, when you were fighting, in your little ship, between huge battleships and tons of little ships :shock:

There are many other things I cannot describe. I really love this game :lol:
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Post by SomeFusion » Wed Oct 26, 2005 7:57 am

No One Lives Forever 1 and 2 (great combination of all elements that make a good FPS)
FlatOut :twisted: (It just is fun as hell)
World of Warcraft (yeah I know...)
Forsaken (was kind of like Decesnt 1 & 2 but with great graphics for the time)
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Post by Luz » Wed Oct 26, 2005 10:49 am

Farenheit (I was blown away, I loved the first 75% of the game then it freaked out :p )
Fallout 1 First game I felt I had a real choice of the solutions to all situations.
Half-Life 1 When I tried this at the release I loved it! Was great fun and original at its time..
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Post by madtulip » Wed Oct 26, 2005 11:22 am

Sam&Max - for real crazy guys
Ufo enymy unknow
doom 2 - the best shotgun sound ever
duell - amiga tank war arcade game
clonk - worst input and most nonelinear goals in a game (there are no goals), lemmings style multiplayer
ultima online - my favorite mmorpg, because there is a los and collision between mobile objects and some very nice freeshards made by fans
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Post by haffax » Wed Oct 26, 2005 12:16 pm

Gothic: Very atmospheric, sometimes funny. A world full of assholes. Likeable ones and not so likable ones. This and the degree of freedom.

Ultima V: My favorite Ultima of all time.

Civilisation: The first, and actually only game I played over a night on a school day. Felt not too good the next day, but was worth it nevertheless.

Also good:
System Shock 2, Jagged Alliance, Elite, Deus Ex.
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Post by charlie » Wed Oct 26, 2005 8:56 pm

Flatout (it simply rocks)
Max Paine 2 (the best of the best)
Dead or Alive 3/Ultimate (kicks ass)
Final Fantasy 10
Comanche 4
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Post by spookyboo » Wed Oct 26, 2005 9:53 pm

Alright, I surrender:
Call of Duty
Medal of Honor
Half Life 2
An one from a long time ago: Deathchase on my ZX spectrum (and of course Monsters' remake)
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Post by johnhpus » Thu Oct 27, 2005 2:38 am

Rygar - nes
Spy vs. Spy - nes
Legendary Wings - nes
Ninja Gaiden - nes
Mario 3 - nes
Final Fantasy 2 (by U.S. version numbers) - snes
Out Of This World - snes
Descent - PC
LOOM - PC
Daggerfall - PC
GoldenEye - N64
Final Fantasy Tactics - PS
Baldur's Gate - PC

and probably the most fun of all, a very old PC game called Shadow President
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Post by NeOmega » Thu Oct 27, 2005 8:16 pm

Master of Magic - pc
Civilization III - pc (I hope I can buy IV today, it came out yesterday... )

those are tbs's...

also

Total Annihilation - pc
Final Fantasy VII - playstation
Herzog Zwei - genesis
Ninja Gaiden - nes
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