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PostPosted: Sat 20 Sep, 2008  Reply with quote

vanessa_71291 wrote:
Mrs T wrote:
1. The Elder Scrolls 3, Morrowind The greatest masterpiece in the history of gaming.
And oblivion!!
No, not really. Sure it was fun to play but while surpassing Morrowind in graphics and controls it just lacked all the depth that you got in Morrowind.
Lizard King wrote:
After reading this list...I really want to get Elder Scrolls. X-box 360 or what?
Get it for the computer. Why? Mods, you can't beat them. The graphics in Morrowind are pretty old but with the right mods they can almost be as good as Oblivion's. As for Oblivion, well, you don't actually need any mods but it can be so much more enjoyable with a few modifications. wink Not to mention the fact that they can fix bugs, though on the computer you have access to the console which means it's possible to fix pretty much any bug with the right command.

And a few more games that should be on my list, in no particular order:
Kotor 1
Sonic Adventures
Gauntlet Legends
Dark Messiah


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PostPosted: Sat 20 Sep, 2008  Reply with quote

Lord Essa wrote:
I loved that Zelda game! Truly a classic. Once Fable 2 comes out however, I believe that will win my spot for favourite game of all time!!!


OMFG FABLE 2!!!!

*NeOMG is also waiting for October 21, when Fable 2 comes out here

and as obvious by my username/avy/, FFVII is win


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PostPosted: Sat 20 Sep, 2008  Reply with quote

I don't get all the hype about OoT. It's definitely great, but best ever? After the second time through, it gets kind of boring.

My favorites are Super Mario Brothers, Star Wars: Rogue Leader II: Rogue Squadron (I think I got that right), MM, and OoT.


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PostPosted: Sat 20 Sep, 2008  Reply with quote

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OMFG FABLE 2!!!!

*One Winged Angel is also waiting for October 21, when Fable 2 comes out here


I know!!! I cannot wait!!! A bloody month left!!! I have pub games...(which I got free since I pre-ordered Fable 2) BUT I WANT FABLE 2 NOW!!!

I liked Mass Effect too, and the silent hill series were good. Haven't played all of them though.


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PostPosted: Sat 20 Sep, 2008  Reply with quote

I preordered Fable 2 too I got the limited collector's edition... yes, you may call me a fanboy. I didnt get the pub games though, I dont wanna give me an advantage at the start. Yes, i'm weird like that.

Ah yes, Mass Effect was great. I lol'd at how the media waaaay overhyped it's sexual themes, and even claiming it was a sex sim. Wow. Great to see the intelligence of this country is so high now.


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PostPosted: Sun 21 Sep, 2008  Reply with quote

Mass Effect was awesome. I too found it rather amusing how much hype there was about the "sex scene" puh-lease. They should play Fahrenheit. That was aslo a great awesome game. But it got a little weird after a while. neutral

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PostPosted: Sun 21 Sep, 2008  Reply with quote

Lizard King wrote:
Lord Genkai wrote:
Lizard King wrote:
Games overall need be judged by gameplay. Graphics can come into play after that.

Though in games like World of Warcraft I do enjoy some amazing landscapes from on tops of mountains.


Exactly. That's what I've found wrong with this generation of consoles. The emphasis on graphics makes the gameplay suffer. Sadly, very few devs have the resources to make both gameplay and graphics up to par; half the 360 games I own feel like Tech Demos.


That's why Wii is the best system. Nintendo is without a doubt the best video game company of all time.

Ps3 and X-box 360 will battle each other to death over graphics, while Wii flies by with extraordinary gameplay and innovation.


I wouldn't be too quick to agree. The Wii has been doing okay in the gameplay department, but a lot of the titles are crappy shovelware games added to make money. While games like SMG and MP3 are astounding in terms of gameplay, Zelda TP and mario party 8 are poorly done and lack the "innovation" you praise nintendo for.


And PS3 and 360 do great jobs in gameplay innovation as well. Geometry wars? Mirrors edge? Braid? All excellent games with great gameplay ideas.


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PostPosted: Sun 21 Sep, 2008  Reply with quote

I also liked Banjo Kazooie, and Banjo Tooie. Those were some great platforming games. Very fun, wasn't too short, and had great humor. I can't wait for Banjo Kazooie Nuts and Bolts to come out... although i don't know if I'll have time to actually play it, cause i'll probably still be playing Fable 2...

Oh and Warcraft III. That was a good game.


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PostPosted: Sun 21 Sep, 2008  Reply with quote

LorDrrr wrote:
I wouldn't be too quick to agree. The Wii has been doing okay in the gameplay department, but a lot of the titles are crappy shovelware games added to make money. While games like SMG and MP3 are astounding in terms of gameplay, Zelda TP and mario party 8 are poorly done and lack the "innovation" you praise nintendo for.


And PS3 and 360 do great jobs in gameplay innovation as well. Geometry wars? Mirrors edge? Braid? All excellent games with great gameplay ideas.


I never said I liked the Wii.

I'm still pissed that I bought one in the first place. It has no games that appeal to me. Brawl was an immense letdown that lacked any major improvement over SSBM, Twilight Princess was just Ocarina of Time after going emo, and Mario Galaxy, though a good platformer, failed to entertain me for long.

My favorite console is still the 360.


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PostPosted: Sun 21 Sep, 2008  Reply with quote

Lord Genkai wrote:
LorDrrr wrote:
I wouldn't be too quick to agree. The Wii has been doing okay in the gameplay department, but a lot of the titles are crappy shovelware games added to make money. While games like SMG and MP3 are astounding in terms of gameplay, Zelda TP and mario party 8 are poorly done and lack the "innovation" you praise nintendo for.


And PS3 and 360 do great jobs in gameplay innovation as well. Geometry wars? Mirrors edge? Braid? All excellent games with great gameplay ideas.


I never said I liked the Wii.

I'm still pissed that I bought one in the first place. It has no games that appeal to me. Brawl was an immense letdown that lacked any major improvement over SSBM, Twilight Princess was just Ocarina of Time after going emo, and Mario Galaxy, though a good platformer, failed to entertain me for long.

My favorite console is still the 360.


I personally have no faviorite. I own and love all three. They all have different qualities about them that appeal to me. I was just saying that the Wii is not "the holy grail of innovation and inventive gameplay" and that the PS3/360 isn't just "all graphics and no innovation".

I will however, definently agree with you on the account that Brawl and TP were extremely dissapointing. Mario Galaxy I wont agree with you on, I loved it and still play it. Best 3D mario IMO.


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PostPosted: Sun 21 Sep, 2008  Reply with quote

shatterspike1 wrote:
Aks wrote:

I don't pick favorites, there are games that I like and those that I don't like. The newer games are nice, a lot of explosions and the characters look real.. well at least more real than Mario wink .


How is "Real" a good game? We don't play games for reality.

Yes, games are just for fun and a nice way to pass an hour or two (Some are like interactive storybooks), I just don't find it fun if things look like they are made of legos or play dough ^^ .


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PostPosted: Sun 21 Sep, 2008  Reply with quote

I would definitely have to mention two:

Final Fantasy 7
Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

both games were new and inventive with excellent plotlines and both took their series into new realms.


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PostPosted: Sun 21 Sep, 2008  Reply with quote

Alright... you've got another Zelda fanboy. I freaking loved OoT, and it totally hits the top of my list. Some of my other favorites (aside from Halo)...

1. Contra (NES)
2. Super Smash Bros (N64, though I liked Melee and Brawl too)
3. Goldeneye (N64)
4. Super Metroid (SNES)
5. Armed and Dangerous (PC)
6. MegaMan X (SNES)
7. Red Alert 2 (PC)
8. Silent Scope (arcade)
9. Time Crisis 2 (arcade)
10. Dynamite Cop (arcade; one of the first "pick up ANYTHING and beat the crap out of people with it" games I've ever played)

The Sonic series, Battletoads, Dragon Warrior, and Super Mario Bros (anybody ever get the 3-in-one cartridge with Duck Hunt and the powerpad track game?) all have to be mentioned as well, since they really started it all for me. Oooh, and I can't forget Pokemon Red/Blue. ^^


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PostPosted: Sun 21 Sep, 2008  Reply with quote

Red Faction deserves a very honourable mention here. It revolutionised gameplay with the Geo-Mod engine, which allowed you to blow up anything. No key card? No problem. Blast your way through the wall.

That is why Red Faction deserves to be hailed as one of the best games. It is, quite simply, a revolutionary game. Red faction 2 also used the geo-mod engine, but not to the same extent as the original. In RF1 you could take down a bridge with a grenade or rocket laucher, and that is a beautiful thing to see. All those games claiming to have fully destrictible environments owe their thanks to Red Faction, the true innovator of destructive gameplay.

And the story is good too, as well as the gunplay. One of the best things though, would be how realistically characters react. If you attach a remote charge to someone (especially a civilian ebil) then they won't just stand there. They would run around screaming and flailing their arms until you press the detonator. It's little extra touches like this that make Red Faction such a joy to play.


EDIT: Underscore, I have the 2 in one cartridge for the NES with Super Mario Bros and Duck Hunt in... Don't know anything about that Powerpad Track game.



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PostPosted: Sun 21 Sep, 2008  Reply with quote

Ah so much nostalgia... But I feel that there are a few more games that deserve a worthy mention;

Baldurs Gate II ( Truely one of the greatest Rpgs!)
Okami (Just the beautiful style alone gets my vote)
Ico/Shadow of the Colossus (Just great games ah...)

I could list so many though ^^


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