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Offline SpideyJ

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Java games rock!

« Posted 2003-03-04 12:09:04 »

Let's all vote for our favourite PC (or console) game! This should be interesting since game developers are involved.  Smiley

To make it easier let's avoid retro games, unless you absolutelly have to Wink

I'll start by giving my vote to Colin McRae Rally (any version).

Don't be shy!  Smiley
Offline zparticle

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Thick As A Brick

« Reply #1 - Posted 2003-03-04 12:14:35 »

Black & White by Lionhead Studios

Offline ryanm

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Used to be bleb

« Reply #2 - Posted 2003-03-04 12:20:38 »

By a quite a margin :

Halo, by Bungie
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Offline erikd

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« Reply #3 - Posted 2003-03-04 12:41:01 »

Hmmmm.... methinks System Shock 2

and err... may I vote for 2?
Well anyway Outcast too  Smiley
and Half Life...

....and of course ms.pacman and galaga  Cheesy (Oh... no retro and just PC or console  Sad)

(that's 5 already, I can't choose)  :-/

Offline princec

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« Reply #4 - Posted 2003-03-04 12:45:19 »

Current favourite or all-time favourite? But there are so many! I have to break them up into categories or it's not fair!

Current favourite: NetHack (Strategy), GridRunner++ (Arcade), Strange Adventures in Infinite Space (RTS)

In the last decade: Doom (FPS), X-Com games (all of 'em) (Strategy),  Half-Life (FPS), Thiefs 1 & 2 (RTRPG), Starcraft (RTS)

Retro: Paradroid (Arcade), Ancipital (Arcade), Sheep in Space (Arcade), Dropzone (Arcade)

Cas Smiley

Offline SpongeBob

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Who lives in a pinnapple under the sea

« Reply #5 - Posted 2003-03-04 12:52:55 »

Half-Life  Grin.  Nods to all the great mods of that game also.
Offline Herkules

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Friendly fire isn't friendly!

« Reply #6 - Posted 2003-03-04 12:59:22 »

CS of course.

But also: Warbirds, MS Flight .... and X-Pilot!

HARDCODE    --     DRTS/FlyingGuns/JPilot/JXInput  --    skype me: joerg.plewe
Offline Themroc

Junior Devvie

« Reply #7 - Posted 2003-03-04 13:39:50 »

Fallout 1&2.
Recently played a few hours of Morrowind, very nice, but too huge, I will never finish it.
Master Of Orion 1&2, is part 3 any good?

Oh, I don't remember all the old ones from my Amiga time.
Offline kents1

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Java games rock!

« Reply #8 - Posted 2003-03-04 13:59:11 »

It has to be Half-Life...
Offline cfmdobbie

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Who, me?

« Reply #9 - Posted 2003-03-04 14:22:29 »

Depends what I'm feeling like!  Current favourites are SimCity 4 and Morrowind+Tribunal.  Every now and then I'll reinstall Ascendancy, Master of Orion 2 or Settlers 2 for a few days.

Full Throttle was very satisfying.  Best timewaster would be one of SimAnt, Devastation Quake 2, Tetris (GB), or Daggerfall.  I've also enjoyed all the Dooms, all the Quakes and a couple of Unreals.

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Offline JasonB

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« Reply #10 - Posted 2003-03-04 15:47:57 »

PC:  Outcast  (hands down, my favourite... Ultima 7 and Underworld come close though...)

Console:  GTA3.  (Nothing like mindless violence to help you relax at the end of a long day   Grin )
Offline erikd

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« Reply #11 - Posted 2003-03-04 20:36:36 »

Yes, the bright and colourful Outcast was a great relief after many of the same games with different names that all look alike (dark & gloomy).

Nothing like mindless violence to help you relax at the end of a long day  

Ah, you remind me; Carmageddon (only the 1st) was really so greatly over the top politically incorrect, that just *has* to be good  Grin. And it was actually a fun game too. The newer ones are crap though.

I-War was pretty good too I think.

Offline oNyx

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« Reply #12 - Posted 2003-03-04 20:58:09 »

cpma (q3) Smiley

i really like the q3 engine Wink

another game wich i absolutly loved was killer instinct. i played it over 2 years - almost each day.

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Offline ap_kelly

Junior Devvie

Java rocks!

« Reply #13 - Posted 2003-03-05 00:28:46 »

Hmmmm tough...

Quake 3
Gauntlet 2 - "Red wizard you life force is running out"
Secret of Monkey Island
Gran Turismo 3
Bubble Bobble - I can still hear the music.
Rick Dangerous
Defender - I managed to burn out a power supply once

I think my favorite game of all time is....

Wipeout 3
C&C - Red Alert - I almost failed my degree I played it so much (best played head-to-head and with "Ride of the Valkyries" on full blast out of the stereo as a helicopter attack takes place).



Offline leknor

Junior Devvie


« Reply #14 - Posted 2003-03-05 03:02:08 »

Wipeout 3, Gran Tursimo 1 and 3, and Vagrant Story are some of my favorits.

One game that I think I'd like to do in Java is a Final Fantasy Tactics clone that does online play.

Oh yea, I failed a few classes in college because of Quake 1. (most expensive game I ever played)
Offline NielsJ

Senior Newbie

Java games rock!

« Reply #15 - Posted 2003-03-05 05:50:54 »

I must select 5 recent plus at least one retro, right?  Grin

Doom II
Deus Ex
Half Life
Hitman 2
Quake 1+3 (well, technically, that's two, but hey! Smiley )
Warcraft I

Monkey Island (Amiga)
Kings Quest (pretty much any from the series) (Amiga)
Boulder Dash (C64)
Alien Breed (Amiga)
Hired Guns (Amiga)

That's my 5+1 list, and I'm sure I forgot somthing really cool  Roll Eyes
Offline sugarshark

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Sugar to the sharks.

« Reply #16 - Posted 2003-03-05 07:13:17 »

That's easy: (all really new :-), and all immersive sims):

Thief 1+2 & tons of Fan Missions
System Shock 1+2
( i just love the unsurpassed sound of the dark engine)

Gothic 1+2
Deus Ex
Tribes 1+2

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Offline rdcarvallo

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2D Java games forever!

« Reply #17 - Posted 2003-03-06 03:06:48 »

On PC:
Doom and Starcraft/Broodwar

On Consoles:
Chrono Trigger and Super Metroid(SNES)
Metal Gear Solid, Gran Turismo and Final Fantasy Tactics (PSX)
Soul Calibur (DC)
Gran Turismo 3 (PS2)

And my all time favorite: Rockman/Megaman 3 (NES)

Offline SpideyJ

Junior Newbie

Java games rock!

« Reply #18 - Posted 2003-03-07 10:01:54 »

Thanks for your input, y'all! Keep on voting  Smiley

Since we're on the subject, I just wanted to add that I believe that it's really sad that the coinops are extinct (since Sega's statement 3 years ago, that they would not release any more Arcade machines - all the other Arcade companies had already dropped out of the coinop market).

These games had rhythm, style and substance. They featured cutting edge hardware (remember one of the last games - Daytona USA 2?) and were designed with only gameplay in mind.

I remember a few months ago, being at the basement of Virgin megastore where they have these Xbox/PS2 kiosks setup with games for the kids to try out. There was this guy playing the latest 3D dinosaur game (not giving out any names  Wink) and all he could do, was to walk through this 3d landscape, trying to find something to kill. I stayed there for 10 minutes and still he couldn't find anything. That's something that would never have happened if the guy was playing a game at the Arcades.

My first memory of games is walking past this dark hall with tens of arcade machines, the PacMan sirens screaming and the lights flashing on the kids' faces. Where is that now?   Cry
Offline ChrisM

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« Reply #19 - Posted 2003-03-11 17:49:23 »

Ok, here's mine (in no particular order):

Any Mario game
Panzer Dragoon series
Grandia II
Kingdom Hearts

I'll think of more....



Offline rreyelts

Junior Devvie

There is nothing Nu under the sun

« Reply #20 - Posted 2003-03-11 18:25:51 »

One game that I think I'd like to do in Java is a Final Fantasy Tactics clone that does online play.

Oh man, FFT rocks! I remembered when I first bought it, and I thought, "What is this crap?". It only took two days of game play for me to become unrelentingly addicted.

And you're right - FFT would make an excellent online game. And it seems like it would be so easy to do in Java, too.

It would be a good compliment to all of the click-fest RTS's that seem to be the mainstay of "strategy gaming" nowadays.

/me drools at the thought

Crap - I just may have to do that.

God bless,
-Toby Reyelts

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Offline Breakfast

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for great justice!

« Reply #21 - Posted 2003-03-12 11:42:16 »

Morrowind (and Daggerfall before it),
Elite (especially the RISC OS version- best AI ever!),
Zelda 64,
Black and White,
Age of Mythology.

I particularly like games that let you wander freely and interact with the world as you choose, which describes all the above apart from Age of Mythology, which is just the most compelling single-player rts I have played. A complete and coherent universe where you feel nothing is missing really helps me to stay interested in a game-  Zelda does this very well - everything in it is perfectly balanced and is part of a puzzle.
Offline mbishop78

Senior Newbie

« Reply #22 - Posted 2003-03-13 18:47:26 »

Wow, sign me up for the FFT team.  I'm having my first playthrough (spread out over several months) and it's pretty fun.  Just started Chapter 4.

Favorite console game: Judging solely by time spent, I'd have to go with the Hot Shots Golf series for PS/PS2.

Favorite PC game: I'd say the old Sierra adventure game series.  Played a lot of King's Quest and Space Quest games to single one out.

I love RPGs, but I rarely play them more than once.

Michael Bishop
Offline rreyelts

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There is nothing Nu under the sun

« Reply #23 - Posted 2003-03-13 19:12:49 »

Wow, sign me up for the FFT team.

If you're serious, give me an e-mail. (rreyelts at attbi dot com) I'd really like to do this.

Leknor are you in? Any other takers?

God bless,
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Offline rdcarvallo

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Exp: 15 years

2D Java games forever!

« Reply #24 - Posted 2003-03-14 02:26:43 »

 What kind of online features can be put to  FF Tactics?For a multiplayer FFT experience try the game "Kartia: The word of fate", published by ATLUS.
 For PSX Smiley
 Character designs and artwork by Yoshitaka Amano Smiley Smiley
 Two player Versus mode Smiley Smiley Smiley

Offline mbishop78

Senior Newbie

« Reply #25 - Posted 2003-03-14 17:01:51 »

Hi Toby,
    Sent you an email.  And yeah, I agree, doesn't necessarily have to be FFT, but it would be nice to model some kind of tactical RPG.  Seems to be a successful genre lately.

Michael Bishop
Offline leknor

Junior Devvie


« Reply #26 - Posted 2003-03-14 22:33:32 »

YES! I'm in. 'nuff said
Offline sol

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Wings3D, my gold wings

« Reply #27 - Posted 2003-03-21 09:14:36 »

All Wipeout serie, C&C Generals, Maya, Java  Tongue
Offline jbanes

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« Reply #28 - Posted 2003-03-21 12:36:12 »

Killer Instinct (Original Arcade, the home version and #2 sucked)
Wing Commander (All of 'em)
Command and Conquer (Original, the rest sucked)

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Offline GergisKhan

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« Reply #29 - Posted 2003-03-21 18:18:43 »

Command And Conquer, all but the latest.
Elite (C64 days! and Palm Pilot version, Star Trader)

Dynasty Tactics
Dynasty Warriors (2, 3, Extreme and hopfully 4)
Kessen and Kessen 2

Now, whomever said FFT, AWESOME suggestion.  I prefer Dynasty Tactics because I love Dynasty Warriors, and indeed the whole Three Kingdoms idea, but that's just me.


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