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#1 Run_The_Shadows   GDNet+   -  Reputation: 634

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Posted 06 June 2000 - 09:46 PM

Ok, this sorta goes with the worst games of the 20th century.... :What is the MOST ORIGINAL game you''ve seen in the last 3 years? I''m talking about a game of a *New* genre or a game that TRULY broke all standards of that genre. -Run_The_Shadows -Run_The_Shadows@excite.com

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#2 jLeslie   Members   -  Reputation: 122

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Posted 06 June 2000 - 10:13 PM

I''m not sure how original it is, but your post made me think of it.
Anyone remember that old game on the Mac where you picked a team of robots and played against an opponent. Each turn you and whoever else was playing would create paths for each robot on your team to follow, along with other options like stop and scan west for 3 seconds and shoot if you see an enemy, then move along this path, scan again, drop a mine, move here and so on. Each turn would take up so many seconds and once everyone had what their team was going to do entered the game would create a short movie displaying the results, then everything would be updated and the next turn would take place.


#3 Kylotan   Moderators   -  Reputation: 3324

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Posted 07 June 2000 - 12:48 AM

Thief: The Dark Project. It changed the first person genre by removing the idea of killing everything you see, and even making it counterproductive to do so. And by adding the stealth element, including use of shadows to hide in and other visibility cues. And the way sound was used not only to set the atmosphere, but as feedback on how stealthy you were, and on the arousal levels of the NPCs, was innovative.

#4 DarkMage139   Members   -  Reputation: 294

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Posted 07 June 2000 - 01:22 AM

Final Fantasy VII

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#5 AtypicalAlex   Members   -  Reputation: 122

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Posted 07 June 2000 - 05:27 AM

Oddworld: Abe''s Oddysee -- I didn''t see THAT one coming! An innovative platformer... who knew?

Grim Fandango -- Adventure gaming dead my ass! Just when I was perfectly happy playing Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis LucasArts threw this in my face and blew me away.

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Posted 07 June 2000 - 08:37 AM

Dance Dance Revolution

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#7 benjamin bunny   GDNet+   -  Reputation: 838

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Posted 07 June 2000 - 08:44 AM

System shock.

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#8 Whirlwind   Members   -  Reputation: 134

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Posted 07 June 2000 - 08:46 AM

Mind Rover - wire your own bots.

#9 Landfish   Members   -  Reputation: 288

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Posted 07 June 2000 - 10:16 AM

No offense, R_T_S, but this feels like it is a lounge topic. What''s the difference between a lounge topic and a design topic? Glad you asked:

Lounge: "What''s the most original game you''ve played?"

Design: "What''s the most original game you''ve played AND WHY?"

Same goes for the worst game ever post.

Anyway, most original would have to be a tie between Tenchu: Stealth Assasins (for all of the reasons above attributed to Thief) OR Parappa the Rappa (For being a strange cousin to Toejam and Earl).


#10 Piksel   Members   -  Reputation: 122

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Posted 07 June 2000 - 10:27 AM

KingPin: Hasn''t come out yet, but I played the demo and it looks really cool (an original also), it is like an fps, but you can holster your weapon, and if you don''t people will attack that you see, and it is bad to kill everyone. You can buy stuff and hire people to be your bodyguards/mobsters.

Carmageddon: Its the only car racing game I''ve played where you can run people over and get points for it, but there are probably more.

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#11 ziplux   Members   -  Reputation: 122

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Posted 07 June 2000 - 10:41 AM

A couple years ago, I played a cool game on my old Mac called Escape Velocity. It allows you to takes all sorts of missions ranging from carrying cargo and passengers to fighting off space pirates. There are like 15 ships you can buy, and you can board ships and plunder their cargoes. There are also a lot of weapons and ship upgrades you can buy. When you get tired of the standard missions and upgrades, there are a multitude of plug-ins that add missions, ships and weapons. Very cool, and I think original, game. Too bad they never ported it to the PC . (If you have a Mac and want to download the trial version, it''s shareware, you can go to www.ambrosiasw.com)

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#12 baskuenen   Members   -  Reputation: 122

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Posted 07 June 2000 - 10:45 AM

Well, it''s not from the last 3 years, but anyway:
I still haven''t seen anything even close to the originality of Elite series - The Final Frontier for example!






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