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Offline karajorma

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Re: Your alltime favourites
Actually this thread inspired me to dig out my copy of RealSpectrum and play again. Just spent the time since I last posted wondering around the Dungeon of Magic Minions.

Got to the fourth level before my hands started to cramp up and I decided to save a snapshot and continue another day :) I'd just managed to power up the level 6 offensive spell too after kicking some Necromancer butt :D

Damn that game still kicks arse :)
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Offline Mr. Vega

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Re: Your alltime favourites
1.   Thief: The Dark Project (Looking Glass)
2.   The Longest Journey and Dreamfall (Funcom)
3.   Final Fantasy VI (Square)
4.   Thief II: The Metal Age (Looking Glass)
5.   Metroid Prime (Retro Studios)
6.   Freespace 2 (Volition)
7.   System Shock 2 (Looking Glass)
8.   Deus Ex (Ion Storm)
9.   Homeworld (Relic)
10.   Civilization (Microprose)

Honorable Mentions:

System Shock (Looking Glass)
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind (Bethesda)
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Bethesda)
Starcraft (Blizzard)
Total Annihilation (Cavedog)
Descent: Freespace: The Great War (Volition)
Final Fantasy IV (Square)
Final Fantasy VIII (Square)
Final Fantasy X (Square)
Xenogears (Square)
Chrono Cross (Square)
Super Metroid (Nintendo)
Metroid Fusion (Nintendo)
Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri (Firaxis)
Medieval: Total War (Creative Assembly)
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Re: Your alltime favourites
I need to Add Metroid 3 (super metroid) as quite possibl my absolute favourite nintendo game for ever and ever.
(also smash bros original)

 

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Re: Your alltime favourites
I need to add Smackdown 2. One of the best game engines I've ever seen combined with a fantastic character editor and more options than I've ever seen before or since in a wrestling game. I created a ton of very funny wrestlers. I was able to make a load of really fun wrestlers with it. The most entertaining were a stable of 4 wrestling prostitutes called The Ladies of the Night who once came to ringside in a cutscene and stood there in lingerie bad mouthing Tripple H.  Oh and you could put someone on a table in the centre of the ring. Go to the outside of the ring. Set up a ladder. Climb it. Perform a flying somersault senton bomb over the top rope and put your opponent through the table. I rest my case.
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Re: Your alltime favourites
I got playing Titan Quest because someone in here mentioned it was a Diablo Clone. Damn good gane :D

 

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Re: Your alltime favourites
FreeSpace
Descent
Command & Conquer
Total Annihilation
Day of the Tentacle
Full Throttle
The Neverhood
Halo

 

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Re: Your alltime favourites
X-Com: UFO Defense
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Offline NGTM-1R

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Re: Your alltime favourites
Ah, a fellow squaddie.

Still haven't beat TFTD, but not for lack of trying...
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Re: Your alltime favourites
Yeah, one of these days I SHALL beat that game, I'm determined! Need it to stop crashing though. Save and save often and hope your save file doesn't get corrupted. UFO has 5 difficulties and I've beaten it on the 3rd, but never bothered to try any harder. TFTD I can barely get far on beginner. I'd find the first alien base, but couldn't ever beat it, especially with the lobster aliens that take like 14 hits to kill.  :blah:
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Re: Your alltime favourites
I had the XCom pack with all 5 games (if you count the multiplayer e-mail thing)
I beat TFTD many years back but i dont have the mental resolve to play through again.....


X-Com = most atmospheric game i've played. Even more scary than FEAR tries to be.

 

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Re: Your alltime favourites
Oh yes. XCom. I'll just copy my lemonamiga comment.

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I love this but it is insanely difficult. Every time one of your team members dies it's a major loss. You have to train another up from scratch. A problem because your team members die very easily. Aliens are sickeningly accurate and often you'll lose a couple of men just trying to disembark the plane. Use a smoke grenade for cover? Doesn't always help and while you're messing around with smoke grenades don't be surprised if an alien casually walks up to your plane and massacres your entire team. Frustrating.
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Offline Colonol Dekker

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Re: Your alltime favourites
I love the drama of early on researchwise when one of your guys takes a fatal shot, and you have to rush a medical pack to them within a turn or two before death.

 

Offline NGTM-1R

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Re: Your alltime favourites
Yeah, one of these days I SHALL beat that game, I'm determined! Need it to stop crashing though. Save and save often and hope your save file doesn't get corrupted. UFO has 5 difficulties and I've beaten it on the 3rd, but never bothered to try any harder. TFTD I can barely get far on beginner. I'd find the first alien base, but couldn't ever beat it, especially with the lobster aliens that take like 14 hits to kill.  :blah:

I realized I had actually gotten too good at tactical deployment in TFTD. If you breeze through the early missions without significant casualities it chucks the Lobstermen at you when you're still mucking around with Gauss pistols. You want Sonic-blasta rifles for dealing with Lobstermen at least, and ion armor too if you can get it.

It's deeply counterinuitive, but on one of the early missions get half your squad killed. It buys you much more time to get your troops up to spec, and they're still fairly replaceable early on.

I'm actually in the process of writing up a strategy guide for TFTD at the moment. Probably submit it somewhere that still has the game up, HoTU or something.
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Offline Ulala

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Re: Your alltime favourites
Sweet, I'll give it a try. :) Let me know when you write up that strat guide. I'm doing a quick run through the first X-Com just for old times sake. Got the avenger, trying to get psi-amps now.. ah, good times. :nod: I had to find a patch that fixed the beginner difficulty bug so I could try it on veteran or whatever the 4th difficulty is, but I'm not sure it worked as I've been doing well.. almost too well...
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Offline Colonol Dekker

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Re: Your alltime favourites
I love the spooky old midi music, The cheapo civvie screams, and the friKKin weirdo death moans form the downed Baddies.......


(intercptor could have been better,  and i waited hand on foot for alliance but it never came  :( )

 

Offline Andreas

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Re: Your alltime favourites
Missile Command, Space Invaders, Pac Man and Pole Position! RAR!  :D

EDIT: How could I have forgotten good 'ol Pong?  :o
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Offline Fineus

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Re: Your alltime favourites
I'm going to go with Battlefield 1942 and the FreeSpace franchise.

I've poured more hours into both those games than any other game out there. When Desert Combat came along for BF1942, that pretty much sealed the deal.

 

Offline Andreas

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Re: Your alltime favourites
To name a few modern classics, I would definately go with Battlezone, System Shock 2, Conflict Freespace and Half-Life.  :nod:
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Re: Your alltime favourites
On a sidenote, I've rediscovered my love for the "______ Strike" series.  I just blew through Desert/Jungle/Urban Strike over the last few weeks.
Spoon - I stand in awe by your flawless fredding. Truely, never before have I witnessed such magnificant display of beamz.
Axem -  I don't know what I'll do with my life now. Maybe I'll become a Nun, or take up Macrame. But where ever I go... I will remember you!
Axem - Sorry to post again when I said I was leaving for good, but something was nagging me. I don't want to say it in a way that shames the campaign but I think we can all agree it is actually.. incomplete. It is missing... Voice Acting.
Quanto - I for one would love to lend my beautiful singing voice into this wholesome project.
Nuclear1 - I want a duet.
AndrewofDoom - Make it a trio!

 

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Re: Your alltime favourites
Can't think of anything else except the two Crusader games right now.

DOSBox just doesn't cut it IMO... but I'll have to tolerate it since I can't run full-on DOS anymore. :sigh:
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