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Offline erikd

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« Reply #30 - Posted 2005-02-19 10:45:07 »

Ummm, the games I spent most time on:
Ms.Pacman, Galaga, Elite, Super Deform Snatcher, Dungeon Master, Damocles, Half-Life, System Shock 2
I can't choose which one is the best though...

Offline Ceranith

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« Reply #31 - Posted 2005-02-19 20:00:58 »

I guess I'll be the first to mention Starcraft Tongue
Offline tom
« Reply #32 - Posted 2005-02-19 21:30:51 »

Starcraft was great! We used to play it on the college lan at night. Sometimes I arrived at shool in the evening, played all night, went to the classes in the morning and then home to sleep. Ahhh, great times.

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Offline Mark_J

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« Reply #33 - Posted 2005-03-20 06:36:50 »

ahhh the 'good ole days'  Grin Its weird how most games now dont hold my interest as long as they used to (even typing this shows my age as with every key press its my fingers making clicking noises and not the keys!  :-/ hehe)

I remember playing WC 1 on a really crusty pc and actually its probably one of the ONLY games I played all the way through!.

I love looking at the old C64 games as that was the machine of my day (well school days!)  and recently been looking at loads of the old games to give me insiration for a game in Java (nothing like a good old game to help learn a new language! hehe)
I thought about converting one (or more) of my uncles C64 games he wrote which may still happen if I cant find any of my old favs! ( I did convert his first ever C64 game to the atari ST many years ago! (moon crystals btw)

Best game hmmm.... not a great fan of the 3d games of today! Prefer the good old 2D platform games or shoot em ups!

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Offline weston
« Reply #34 - Posted 2005-03-20 16:25:32 »

hey thats awesome, I've been having the same thought. The c64 had some great games and I've been thinking about remaking one of the windham classics games: below the root or alice in wonderland.

as for the best game, I don't know 'exactly' which one, but I'd say it was certainly made by blizzard, warcraft2-3 (didn't really play the first one much, only had a demo), starcraft, or diablo2.

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Offline Breakfast

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« Reply #35 - Posted 2005-03-21 18:30:38 »

I can't believe it was so long until anyone mentioned Elite. For it's time nothing else has come close. Even since I haven't really seen anything come close. I bought a GBA at least partly on the rumours of a version of Elite for it, although those apparently came to nothing Sad

The best version, in case anyone needs a definitive answer, was the one for the Acorn Archimedes series of computers. Best AI I have ever seen in a game, full stop.

Also up there Secret of Monkey Island, Daggerfall, Zelda 64 and The Bards Tale - the first one, which was great, not sequels that had 100000000 levels and random monster generators and were rubbish.
Offline JasonB

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« Reply #36 - Posted 2005-03-21 21:26:16 »

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I can't believe it was so long until anyone mentioned Elite. For it's time nothing else has come close.


Elite definitely gets my vote.  Also Ultima 7, Ultima Underwurld 1, more recently Outcast, and even more recently Zelda Wind Waker... (or walker, or whatever it was).

Honourable mention should go to Wolfenstein for being the first time my jaw dropped when looking at a computer game.
Offline luisoft

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« Reply #37 - Posted 2005-03-22 10:49:28 »

hey guys, I like the ideia of doing remakes of the old games! Here in Brazil in the 80's the MSX computer was very popular. Besides Japan, Brazil was the country where MSX got spread very quickly (until today we have fans here!). There were lot of good games too (mostly of them has C64 version too): Knight Mare, Starquake, Knight Lore, Wizard's Lair, etc

For those who like remakes
http://www.remakeszone.com/

http://www.remakes.org/
Offline ChrisM

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« Reply #38 - Posted 2005-03-22 10:54:32 »

So, I can't believe that no one has actually listed the truly "BEST GAME EVER".  Wait for it....


ROBOTRON 2084

This is, in my opinion, the GREATEST game ever made.  It has a perfect balance of speed, challenge, play mechanics and risk/reward.  What makes it so amazing is that it never slows down.  No time to rest, no safe zones, complete speed.  This is the greatest game ever.

As for modern systems/games, Katamari Damacy is crazy good and Burnout 3 is one of the best racing games I have ever played (from a viseral point of view).  Oh yeah, FF series rocks (But Grandia 2 BLOWS them away!)

-ChrisM

Offline Malohkan

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« Reply #39 - Posted 2005-03-23 01:51:02 »

Halo 1 here as well.  I own Halo 2 also, which is an awesome game I've spent hours online with for much satisfaction, but Halo 1's story is just so great.  I feel like I'm watching my favorite movie every time I play.  That, and every time my brother and I go through the game, we find another cool quirk in the game to make it fun.  Every single time I play it's exciting.  Halo 2 is fun, but the I don't think its storyline and level design is half as good as Halo 1's.  It's only worthy of the price I paid because of the online experience which is very well coded I must say Smiley  However, Halo 1 is still my favorite.

Oh man... but then there was Quake 1: Team Fortress.  No, that's my favorite game of all time for sure.  I couldn't measure time played in that in hours.  I'd have to measure it in weeks.  Since the very VERY first form of existance of Team Fortress I was playing it.  You logged into a server and it looked like the server was screwed but you had to know to type a class name in the console to spawn as it Wink  There were no special models or effects or maps for the game back then, but it was the best way to play.  As Team Fortress developed, it only got better.  I so lived for that game.

Then Half-Life came out and with TFC, I about threw up when I played it.  I couldn't believe they had screwed up Team Fortress so badly.  I can say with 100% conviction that I could not create a more horrible version of TFC if I had all my life to dedicate to the cause.  I wish I could smack everyone involved in its development Tongue

Mmmm.... anyone for a game of Quake? Grin

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Offline Breakfast

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« Reply #40 - Posted 2005-03-23 12:26:20 »

I love co-op shooters- playing straight through Quake and the two extra mission packs with three friends was absolutely fantastic fun. The only other PC game that has come close is probably Serious Sam - the only game where you got to play any one of a selection of gay disco icons and shoot giant space bulls in ancient egypt - pretty boring as a single player game but get a few friends along and it completely and utterly kicks ass.

They don't seem to make them like that any more, unfortunately...
Offline Raghar

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« Reply #41 - Posted 2005-03-23 16:50:13 »

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Honourable mention should go to Wolfenstein for being the first time my jaw dropped when looking at a computer game.


From the terror of bad graphic?


Why nobody nominated secret of mana, or star ocean?
Offline arne

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« Reply #42 - Posted 2005-03-24 18:18:08 »

Hey, what about Worms? I really like these worms shooting each other with bazookas  Grin

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Offline JasonB

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« Reply #43 - Posted 2005-03-26 00:34:31 »

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From the terror of bad graphic?


What do you mean bad graphics?  At the time Wolfenstein was cutting edge.
Offline grazi

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« Reply #44 - Posted 2005-03-28 22:27:35 »

To many great games to list, but a few have been mentioned on here that I would put in that list. Such as Elite.  

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