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#1 loftyideals   Members   -  Reputation: 122

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Posted 10 September 2002 - 04:04 AM

Hi. I''m thinking of making a 3rd person action/adventure game and I would like some opinions on games people have played that are really exceptional. When I say 3rd person action/adventure game, I mean everythign from Ikari Warriors/Smash TV to Diablo or Dungeon Seige. I''m looking for good examples throughout the ages of good gameplay. The best 3rd person game I''ve ever played is the game Oni (developed by Bungie and released by GODGames.) Any thoughts? devinmaxwell

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Posted 10 September 2002 - 05:13 AM

Oni? ONI? I bought that, and never played it after the first three levels

The most fun "3rd person action/adventure game" ever as far as I''m concerned is ''Zelda: Occarina of time''. However, the best PC action/adventure was called ''Outcast'' (Infogrames, 1999). It was largely overlooked at the time, because it didn''t use 3D cards, but made use of voxels. That meant it looked ace (for the time) but required computers with tonnes of memory and CPU power.
It was absolutely inspirational (really, it was, its the reason I''m studying to make games ), levels were huge, worlds immersive, and characters more than just plot devices... I is gettin nostalgic...

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Posted 10 September 2002 - 08:40 AM

Seiken Densetsu 3 is THE best action-RPG EVER. If it didn''t have multi-player support or a custom (sort of) leveling system, it wouldn''t be, but it has these things, and it is good.

I may not be describing this very well at all, but SD3 plays like Legend of Zelda merged with Final Fantasy merged with [insert favorite non-Zelda action-RPG here].

Using your loose definitions, another of my favorites would have to be Gauntlet, in any of its older, 2-dimensional forms.

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Posted 10 September 2002 - 08:44 AM

Mafia?

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Posted 10 September 2002 - 10:23 AM

I throw in a vote for the Metroid games...oh wait...they are 2D SIDE view...I guess that doesn''t count

Hmm...The first time I played Tomb Raider...I couldn''t help but think that it''s engine would be great to base a 3D Metroid game on...world made of blocks, etc...swap out Lara for good old'' Sammi...change the textures and enemies around...course you''d have a lot of work to do makeing all the moves correct-n-such...but what the hell, it was 1998...didn''t know half then of what I know now

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Posted 10 September 2002 - 10:32 AM

WHAT!???!? ONI r0xx0r5!

Anyways, another good rpg to check out is Anachronox

#7 Fidelio_   Members   -  Reputation: 122

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Posted 10 September 2002 - 12:03 PM

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Original post by loftyideals
Hi. I''m thinking of making a 3rd person action/adventure game and I would like some opinions on games people have played that are really exceptional. When I say 3rd person action/adventure game, I mean everythign from Ikari Warriors/Smash TV to Diablo or Dungeon Seige. I''m looking for good examples throughout the ages of good gameplay. The best 3rd person game I''ve ever played is the game Oni (developed by Bungie and released by GODGames.) Any thoughts?



Neverwinter Nights ? That''s pretty good.
I still prefer Morrowind, but that''s 1st person.

#8 MetaKnight   Members   -  Reputation: 258

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Posted 10 September 2002 - 01:58 PM

What about Zelda 64: orciania of time? Highest rated game of all time!

#9 Themonkster   Members   -  Reputation: 163

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Posted 10 September 2002 - 02:04 PM

max payne anyone.ok it might of been short but it was the best game I have played in a while. cheese heaven....

[edited by - themonkster on September 10, 2002 9:06:32 PM]

#10 hobo-jo   Members   -  Reputation: 122

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Posted 10 September 2002 - 02:43 PM

A always thought that MDK was pretty cool, nice graphics (for the time) even on a low end machine. It had a lot of good ideas. Never got round to playing the second one though.

#11 jwalker   Members   -  Reputation: 122

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Posted 10 September 2002 - 02:59 PM

dungeon siege

thats a 3rd person, action adventure rpg. although the screen is very isometric



#12 taciturn   Members   -  Reputation: 122

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Posted 10 September 2002 - 03:21 PM

My favorite (non-pc) third-person action game is Metal Gear Solid 2. My favorite third-person action game to appear on the PC is probably Jedi Knight II (the singleplayer). JKII kind of wins by default though, I am really not a gamer to a great extent.

My first thought was System Shock 2, but that isnt 3rd person at all.

#13 Muse   Members   -  Reputation: 254

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Posted 10 September 2002 - 03:35 PM

Heh, I concur about ONI being one of the best 3rd person action games ever; it has just about the most satisfying fighting system I could imagine in a game with free movement. Zelda: OoT is a brilliant game too, though.

#14 Tacit   Members   -  Reputation: 122

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Posted 10 September 2002 - 05:27 PM

Oni was well done, although it had a few too many console game remnants for my liking (I played the PC version). Max Payne was enjoyable for a while, and it''s cinematic effects were very cool. I''m currently enjoying The Thing, which is a solid third-person title, although again there are many console remnants (save points, auto-aiming, etc.). Sacrifice was rather innovative, and much under-rated IMHO.

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#15 JackNathan   Members   -  Reputation: 122

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Posted 10 September 2002 - 05:40 PM

How about Metal Gear Solid?

Jack

#16 jwalker   Members   -  Reputation: 122

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Posted 10 September 2002 - 07:22 PM

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How about Metal Gear Solid?

Jack


metal gear solid 2 : sons of liberty is the BEST 3rd person there is at the moment. i dont have a ps2 and there is no port to a pc. booohooooooo!!!!

neverwinter nights is a very good 3rd person rpg. nice and relaxing game on a boring sunday afternoon (except if you are getting your butt whiped around like a newbie).



#17 MetaKnight   Members   -  Reputation: 258

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Posted 10 September 2002 - 08:54 PM

NO ZELDA IS BEST! *JOKES*

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Posted 10 September 2002 - 10:43 PM

Adventure in Alien world:
Outcast

Infiltration:
Metal Gear Solid

Adventure in Fantasy setting:
Zelda


-* So many things to do, so little time to spend. *-


#19 WoR   Members   -  Reputation: 122

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Posted 10 September 2002 - 10:50 PM

"Zelda: Majora''s Mask" is the best I''ve played

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Posted 10 September 2002 - 11:11 PM

how bout Devil May Cry? my current fave, and coming in second, for me, would be Jet Force Gemini(sp).




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