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#21 bartkusa   Members   -  Reputation: 122

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Posted 29 July 2002 - 09:04 PM

What, doesn''t anyone like Deus Ex?

And as long as people are mentioning oddball stuff, let me throw out Metroid 3 and Ogre Battle 64.

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#22 Tergiver   Members   -  Reputation: 122

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Posted 29 July 2002 - 10:55 PM

I''ve been a rabid computer gamer since pretty much the beginning so I find it very hard to make a list like this. I own literally hundreds of titles. Here is a very short list of highlights:

The game that got me hooked on computer games: IBM Adventure .

Two games hooked me on muli-player gaming: Trade Wars and Estarian Conquest . Both were (still are?) BBS games played in turns.

The game that got me hooked on CRPGs believe it or not wasn''t Ultima but was Dungeon Master I belive on the Amiga. Ultima IV is the CRPG that is most memorable to me.

MUDs. Both CRPG and simultaneous muli-user gaming. Getting a tiny step closer to the ultimate game.

The game that forced me to upgrade to a 386: Wing Commander .

A dream come true: Tie Fighter . I had always dreamed of flying for the Empire and there was my opportunity.

Best immersion in a game world: Thief: The Dark Project . I still have both I and II installed and every now and again I turn out the lights and don headphones.

The first really good graphical MUD: Ultima Online .

The best FPS ever: Half-Life . This is the only FPS I have ever played (and I played them all) that really sucked me in and made me want to kill everyone.

I have enjoyed so many adventure games over the years that it is really tough to pick a winner. However, if I had to pick one it would be Outcast . What? You say? Not one of the great Roger Wilco or immensely puzzling Zork games or humerous Monkey Island games? Nope. Outcast combined action, adventure, and really good story telling in a way that I don''t think has been duplicated.

Can I say SWG ? Even though I''m not even in the 1st round of beta and have never played it? Well here''s hopeing that it will live up to both of my MMORPG and Star Wars expectations. I''ve played every single MMOG that has ever gone live and a great many still in beta. I''m still waiting for that great multi-player role playing experience and sincerely hope SWG will provide it.


p.s. I dont do consoles. I''ve always had really expensive computers with really expensive monitors so why would I wanna look at those ugly TV screens and pathetic resolutions?


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#23 Carrot   Members   -  Reputation: 130

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Posted 30 July 2002 - 12:08 AM

In no particular order...

Arcade:
WonderBoy
1942
Xain'd Sleena
Ghost n Goblins
Black Dragon

Spectrum:
Ant Attack
Knight Tyme (128k)

C64:
Jack the Nipper 2
Last Ninja 2 (brilliant)
Turrican
Rebounder
Gunship
Wizball

Amiga:
Flashback (brilliant)
Settlers I
Lemmings Tribes
Chuck Rock II (Son of Chuck)
Shadow of the Beast II


N64:
Mario 64
Ghouls n Ghosts
GoldenEye (brilliant)

PS:
Wipeout

PC:
Doom
ThemePark
Halflife
Unreal (not Tournament)
Rollcage
Transport Tycoon
Day of the Tentacle
Monkey Island I, II
Duke Nuke'Em
Full Throttle
Fifa 96



[edited by - carrot on July 30, 2002 8:01:33 AM]

#24 Cahaan   Members   -  Reputation: 122

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Posted 30 July 2002 - 12:29 AM

quote:
Original post by bartkusa
What, doesn''t anyone like Deus Ex?

And as long as people are mentioning oddball stuff, let me throw out Metroid 3 and Ogre Battle 64.


Oh yes Deux Ex was a really great game. I wonder why I''ve forgotten it in my list


#25 boss   Members   -  Reputation: 122

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Posted 30 July 2002 - 12:39 AM

here is the list in no particular order.

Mario
X-wing
Tie fighter
X-wing Alliance
Halo
Half Life
Quake 3
Commander Keen
Battlezone 1
Mechwarrior 2
Age of Empires(all)
Black and White
Monopoly Tycoon
Capitalism 2
Mortal Kombat 3
Diablo 1,2





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Posted 30 July 2002 - 12:42 AM

ZX81: 3D Monster Maze! (Like Doom III but better)

#27 Carrot   Members   -  Reputation: 130

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Posted 30 July 2002 - 01:05 AM

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ZX81: 3D Monster Maze! (Like Doom III but better)



What was the speccy game where you moved around a wirframe maze from first-person perspective, with massive spheres rolling around after you (gun turret things too)?

I think the company were giving away a Ferrari to the first person to complete it!


#28 Carrot   Members   -  Reputation: 130

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Posted 30 July 2002 - 01:14 AM

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The game that got me hooked on CRPGs believe it or not wasn''t Ultima but was Dungeon Master I belive on the Amiga. Ultima IV is the CRPG that is most memorable to me.



There was an earlier RPG on the old 8-bits called ''Bard''s Tale''. This has to be one of the fore-runners to the modern RPG...



#29 billster   Members   -  Reputation: 122

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Posted 30 July 2002 - 01:20 AM

Final fantasy 7 was good and so was 8 but 9 was crap
dungeon keeper 2 is also great

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Posted 30 July 2002 - 03:33 AM

Champions Of Krynn

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Posted 30 July 2002 - 03:44 AM

C64:
Head over heels (my alltime favourite

Amiga:
Wings
Exile

PC:
Fade to black (incredibly good for its time)
Alone in the dark 1,2,3 (still rocks

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Posted 30 July 2002 - 07:53 AM

Don''t forget Elite, now 18 years old. Released on C64, CPlus4, Apple II, Electron, Amiga, Atari ST, Archimedes, NES, Spectrum and PC. One of the best games ever!


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Posted 30 July 2002 - 08:26 AM

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I''ve played every single MMOG that has ever gone live and a great many still in beta.

Isn''t that like 30-40 MMORPGs at least? How do you pay for all the monthly fees .



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Posted 30 July 2002 - 10:31 AM

I''ve heard That Elite is gonna be developped for the GBA. Is that just a rumor ?

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Posted 30 July 2002 - 12:05 PM

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There was an earlier RPG on the old 8-bits called ''Bard''s Tale''. This has to be one of the fore-runners to the modern RPG...

The Bard''s Tale was the first game I ever completed, and has been very influential on my life since then. I am currently half-way through Bards Tale 2 - better late than never.

Other classic games for me (although long-time posters will probably know these considering I use them in examples all the time):

Lords of Chaos and Laser Squad (the games X-Com was based on)
Realms of the Haunting
Doom 2
Ultima 7
Thief: The Dark Project
Command and Conquer (I just can''t get into Total Annihilation or Starcraft...)
Merc MUDs
Civilization
Soul Blade (the only beat-em-up I really liked)

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Posted 30 July 2002 - 05:06 PM

Commodore 64:
Pool of Radiance
Summer Games/Winter Games

Mac:
Marathon I, II, and Infinity
Mechwarrior II
Sargon (chess)

PC:
Starcraft (definitely #1 on my all-time list)
Unreal Tournament
Civilization
Asheron''s Call
Might & Magic II, III, IV, VI, and VII
Bard''s Tale I (never played the others, for some reason)
Leisure Suit Larry I & II. They were just too funny.
Scorched Earth
Tetris
System Shock I
Planescape: Torment
Alone In The Dark I
Diablo & Diablo II

Other than Starcraft, these are in no particular order.

The ones I''m watching to make this list are Warcraft III, which I''m playing, now, and Asheron''s Call 2. AC2 is the first game I can remember that I''m actually excited to play.

Cheers,
Russ

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Posted 30 July 2002 - 05:23 PM

The best games I''ve experienced:

Console games:

Super Mario Bros. 3
Super Mario World
The Legend Of Zelda: A Link To The Past
Super Metroid
Super Mario RPG
UN Squadron
Super Mario 64
GTA 3

Then on the PC:

King''s Quest 5, 6, 7
Sierra''s Robin Hood
Leisure Suit Larry 1, 7
(I pretty much loved any Sierra adventure game, and those are just the ones I played.)
Quake Team Fortress
Tony Hawk 2 (I never got the first one)



Yeah so those are my favorite games.

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Posted 30 July 2002 - 05:33 PM

Arcade:
Silent Scope 1&2, it''s all about that spiffy PSG-1 controller...

Time Crisis 1 & 2, It''s all about the action pedal!

House of the Dead 2, Gotta love it!

Police 911, or something, it''s that one where you have to move, and duck and stuff...that game RULES!

Lethal Enforcers

PC:
Civilization 2
Deus Ex
System Shock 2
Starcraft
Jagged Alliance 2
Fallout 1 & 2
Arcanum

SNES:
Final Fantasy 4 & 6
Super Mario World
Chrono Trigger
Harvest Moon

Playstation:
Final Fantasy 7
Xenogears
Star Ocean 2
Revelations: Persona
Suikoden I&II

PS2:
FFX
GTA3
Shadow Hearts


Why?!?

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Posted 30 July 2002 - 05:44 PM

Definitly the best three games ever made IMHO: (no particular order) Half-Life, Final Fantasy 7 and Xenogears (whoo!)

and another i thought of right now, Wario series games... he's just cool
Jon

[edited by - mtrneo3 on July 30, 2002 12:45:41 AM]

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Posted 02 August 2002 - 12:57 AM

Anyone remembers "Cadaver" from the bitmap brothers on Atari/Amiga ?




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