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Sa'eed
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Final Fantasy VI

Metal Gear Solid

Donkey Kong Country 1 & 2 (both games contain lovely music)

Starcraft 2 (Back in November I randomly decided to buy this despite never having played an RTS before. I have since then probably sunk 400 hours into the multiplexer. Oddly enough, I haven't played the campaign. And I am forever stuck in Gold. [Frown] )

League of Legends (I discovered this free game 2 months ago and it actually made me quit SC2 for a while. Being on the winning in this game feels absolutely great. The flip-side is that being on the losing side is near unbearable. The mechanics of the game compel you to get infuriated at any poor team mates on your team, because the more and more such a teammate gets taken out, the stronger your enemy becomes. But winning and actually taking out enemy opponents = bliss.)

Half Life (only played through it for the 1st time in late 2009 and I'm eager to play through it again.)

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in random order:

01) Super Mario Kart 64 (N64)
02) Double Dragon II (NES)
03) The Legend of Zelda (NES)
04) Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES)
05) LoZ: Ocarina of Time (N64)
06) Captain Skyhawk (NES)
07) Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis (PC)
08) Tomb Raider II (PC)
09) Donkey Kong Country (SNES)
10) LoZ: A Link to the Past (SNES)
11) Paper Mario - The Thousand Year Door (NGC)
12) Flashback (PC)
13) Lemmings (NES)
14) Worms (PC)
15) Civilization II (PC)
16) Lufia - Rise of the Sinistrals (SNES)
17) New Super Mario Bros. Wii
18) LoZ: Four Swords Adventures (NGC)
19) Ugh! (PC)
20) FIFA 98 - Road to Worldcup (PC)

FIFA 98 and Tomb Raider II are on there partly because I haven't really played more recent installments. If this list was sorted according to the amount of time spent playing the games, then Double Dragon II would be on top.

Since I only recently acquired a Wii, there aren't many wii games on the list. I'm actually still getting through on NSMBWii.

Most eagerly awaited game: Legend of Zelda - Skyward Sword

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I mainly play Starcraft 2 now.

Though my top ten of all time... (in order)

1) Starcraft II
2) Legends of Kesmai
3) Rolemaster Magestorm
4) One Must Fall 2097
5) Maniac Mansion
6) Final Fantasy VI
7) Civilization Revolution
8) World of Warcraft
9) Star General
10) Lineage II

[ June 15, 2011, 08:04 AM: Message edited by: KirKis ]

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One of my favorite moments from Psychonauts.
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quote:
Originally posted by Mr. Y:
[13) Lemmings (NES)

Lemmings was so much fun. I played that for hours on my Amiga. Another Amiga game that I loved was Wings. It was a WWI dogfighting game that had a decent narrative to it that unfolded between missions.
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Like others that post, these are not in any order.

1. X-COM (the original)
2. Rock N Roll Racing
3. All of the Smash Bros games
4. Team Fortress 2
5. League of Legends
6. The Ratchet & Clank series (really like their humor)
7. Total Annihilation and then the Supreme Commander series

If it was by time spent in a game, I think Ragnarok Online would win. I really liked this game, but I refuse to play MMO's since this one. It just consumed my life. After quitting, I made the Dean's List every semester in college, and just found life more enjoyable.
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krynn...that's why I quit WoW...sucks your life away.
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Thats why I play Starcraft II. Just play a few matches on the ladder every day then go do something else. It doesn't suck you in all day... But you can still have fun with your friends.
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Yeah MMOs are a tricky business, but there's a new one coming out that I'll play anyway called The Old Republic. It's a Star Wars game from the guys who make Mass Effect. It looks amazing.
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it's WoW in space and I guess it's about time it cropped up or got its thread bumped or whatever, especially what with blur doing the cinematics and getting everyone salivating over the whole concept:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ru3EywHA-8w&feature=player_embedded

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Jeff C.,

I actually follow all the updates for GW2 and SWTOR. They both look really cool. I could easily be persuaded to play either, or both. The problem I have is I would need friends IRL that play. This way we can casually play it together and level at our own pace. I would rather not play and know my friends and I are taking care of other responsibilities, than play with just online friends and fall back into a soul-eating hole of MMO hell. I don't have the discipline to play these types of games alone.


KirKis,

This is why I play League of Legends. I can play one or two games a day with my friends and there is nothing holding me in the game.

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I would say the Old Republic is a little different from WoW, even besides the space aspect. The entire game is fully voiced (which has never been done in an MMO) and uses a cover system for combat. It also has a heavy emphasis on story and choice, so you can change the outcome of the storyline just like you can in Mass Effect or Dragon Age. WoW is nothing like that. Really, the only similarity is the fact that they are both MMOs. Similar in some regard, but respectfully different.
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To any fans of LoZ Ocarina of Time, or any fans of Robin Williams, or any fans of an attractive woman named Zelda Williams... you might appreciate this.
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Gee, this is a tricky question. I can't create an ordered list because these games have different meanings and value to me, so it'd be an apples and oranges thing. But here's some of the games that have a history of enthralling me.

Final Fantasy Games- 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, and Tactics have all been games that I've obsessed over. I still play them regularly. (I got Final Fantasy 4 + After Years and the Interlude on my PSP when the store went back online just a few days ago, and as of yesterday was playing 7.)

The Dragon Quest Series- 1,2,3,4,7,8,9 Monsters and Monsters:Joker. Oh yeah. I love these games.

Pokemon: Red/Blue, Gold/Silver. I've played many of the others in the series, but the first two generations are the nearest and dearest to my heart.

Valve Games (Including Mods) - Half Life, Portal 1 and 2, Counterstrike, HL2, CS:Source, Team Fortress, Natural Selection (Major love for this game. A perfect blend between RTS and FPS).

Id Games - Doom, Quake, Wolfenstein, Commander Keen, they're all very important to me.

Maxis - Simcity, the Sims, Simant, and Simcopter.

Megaman Games - Original series (1,2,3,4,5,6,8,9), X Series (X, X4), Net (1 and 2), Zero (1 and 2), and Legends.

Sid Meier- Civ games, and a ton of Alpha Centauri. Still play Alpha Centauri fairly regularly.

Mario and Zelda games.

Blizzard games - Warcraft(1,3), Starcraft(Mostly 2), WoW, and Lost Vikings were all games that I love.

And to round off the list a few more games that I love and would hate myself for not including.

Batman Arkham Asylum
Minecraft
Goldeneye
Starfox 64
SuperSmash Bros
and Fallout 3

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You guys ever tried Caravanner, it's free, it's fun and...well isn't that enough?

ETA: Apparently only for Jeff (thanks buddy)...so, here's the skinny:
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This is a complicated RPG game, where you need to take care of economical issues, follow the story and fight the bad guys. You are a caravaneer in a post-apocalyptic world. In fact, the area where the story takes place is a desert. The inhabitants of this desert try to develop some industry, but without being able to transport goods, this is quite useless. Due to that, caravaneer is the most wanted profession in this world, and the most profitable one. However, your job is not very pleasant. To transport goods you need to risk your life, because there's no law out there in the desert, and robbers are as thick as blackberries.

The game is very realistic, and apart from trading goods and buying weapons to fight robbers, you need to take care of your caravan: buy and organize transport, hire people, provide food, water and fuel etc. All this makes the game very complicated, so make sure you read the tutorial before you start.



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I've never heard of that, Stone Wolf. I'll check it out when I'm not at work.

And Vadon, did you know they're making a Mega Man Legends 3? It's coming out on the 3DS. About time, right?!

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1. Mass Effect
2. Super Mario Bros 3
3. Call of Duty 2
4. Dead Space 1/2
5. Fallout 3/Oblivion (really hard to decide this one)
6. Halo 1 and 3
7. Heavy Rain
8. Monkey Island
9. Dragon Age: Origins
10. Mario Kart 64

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I will add that the finest PC city-building/strategy game (Or, rather, the finest PC game in any genre) I ever did play was Zeus: Master of Olympus and its expansion pack, Poseidon.

Wonderful method of story-telling, and just the right level of complexity in the managing of your cities. Wonderful.

Also, loved Donkey Kong Country 2, for SNES, as well as Mega Man X.

I also quite enjoyed some of the Nancy Drew adventure games for the computer.

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1998 vs 2011 in videogames:

http://i.imgur.com/q4tcq.png

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quote:
Originally posted by Jeff C.:
I would say the Old Republic is a little different from WoW, even besides the space aspect.

When it comes right down to the MMO gameplay mechanics and general systems, it's not really reinventing the wheel anywhere. It's taking what generally works about DIKU and it is replicating it wholesale. When you're playing it, the general feel and the mechanics are pretty WoW-y and it stands out as such.

And, let's be honest — this is a compliment. They absolutely should be doing it this way.

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What I find interesting is how Forever is now officially means 15 years.

Old Republic's interest for me is having a much more story focused/scripted story (in theory). But Skeptical that theres enough emergent gameplay to keep me interested past completing the main quests.

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quote:
Originally posted by KirKis:
Thats why I play Starcraft II. Just play a few matches on the ladder every day then go do something else. It doesn't suck you in all day... But you can still have fun with your friends.

How good are you? [Big Grin]
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quote:
Originally posted by Samprimary:
quote:
Originally posted by Jeff C.:
I would say the Old Republic is a little different from WoW, even besides the space aspect.

When it comes right down to the MMO gameplay mechanics and general systems, it's not really reinventing the wheel anywhere. It's taking what generally works about DIKU and it is replicating it wholesale. When you're playing it, the general feel and the mechanics are pretty WoW-y and it stands out as such.

And, let's be honest — this is a compliment. They absolutely should be doing it this way.

Well realistically, WoW just stole that style of gameplay from Everquest, so if you're talking about the core concepts of the gameplay, I'd say they are all EQ clones.

Regardless, I prefer a story-based game over a grinding one, which is the major difference from what I've seen. I agree with you that they are similar, just like most other MMOs, but there are noticable differences. Hopefully those differences are large enough that I won't feel like I'm playing WoW in space, but we'll see. It's still a long way from launch, unfortunately. [Frown]

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quote:
Originally posted by Sa'eed:
How good are you? [Big Grin]

Not too bad... I recently switched to Zerg so I dropped down to rank 2 Plat ~ but i'm getting better.
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quote:
Originally posted by Jeff C.:
Well realistically, WoW just stole that style of gameplay from Everquest, so if you're talking about the core concepts of the gameplay, I'd say they are all EQ clones.

It doesn't even start with Everquest - WoW is more differentiated from the more direct DIKU clones (thank god) but they're all just graphical muds at heart.

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It's still a long way from launch, unfortunately. [Frown]
they are 'still on track' for a release this year!

man maybe I should just thread this

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Another fun game that's on my watch list is the new Zelda game. I think it's called Skyward Sword. It looks interesting, albeit similar to every other Zelda game, but that's why we buy them.

quote:
man maybe I should just thread this
Do it.
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Zelda looks awesome. The motion control is being implemented extrememly well. I love they thry're being extremely explicit this time about it being a prequel to Ocarina, and that its about forging the master sword. And it takes place in the sky. Baller.
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Yeah the sky stuff reminds me of skies of arcadia, which is really cool.
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Update:

I still play League of Legends casually and have 8-10 IRL friends on it now. It's a great way to hang out with some of my friends across the country now that we are adults and spread out.

I picked up Divinity: Original Sin 2 with a friend and we've co-op'ed that game on a few playthroughs. Loads of fun. Turn-based combat RPG that won game of the year in 2017.

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Update:

My favorite games will still be mostly found in the NES, SNES and N64 era, because I shared those experiences with my brother.

I enjoyed Skyward Sword, did not have any major issues with the motion control.

Breath of the Wild is great. I thoroughly enjoyed exploring the map and making discoveries based solely on your own choices and curiosity. I probable spent around 700 hours with he game.

The first game I played on my Switch was Super Mario Odyssey. Then I moved on to Octopath Traveler (I still have to beat the final boss). Currently dividing my time between SSBU and Minecraft and some random smaller games in between.

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Smash Bros Ultimate, and Dead Cells. Thinking about starting Mario Odyssey, and Hollow Knight.
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Hollow Knight is on my 'To Play' list. I bought it months ago, but haven't found the time yet to start the adventure.

Yoku's Island Express is also on the list.

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Yoku's Island Express is a bit short, but fantastic.

Hollow Knight is a bit long - and a bit difficult - but it was fantastic too.

Those are both great choices. I am just finishing playing through Okami on the Switch. I played through it back on Gamecube, but I had forgotten a lot of it. It takes approximately 35 hours and is Zelda-like.

I also just finished Spider-Man on PS4 and it was really, really good.

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If any of you haven't tried Infinifactory, you're missing out for sure!
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Portal 2
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Agreed docmagik, Portal 2 was a masterpiece. I only wish Valve would make 3... [Frown]
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Diablo
Halo
Assassin's Creed
Call of duty

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Currently playing Skyrim (for the first time) and enjoying that a lot. I wonder how many hours I'll have put into it before I'm through.
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