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Offline General Battuta

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Re: Games that wowed you
KOTOR2 wasn't finished - it was rushed out for the Christmas season. Thus the crap ending.

 

Offline Topgun

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Re: Games that wowed you
as a kid it was zelda ocarina of time and descent []. then came freespace and metriod prime.
still my favorite games to date, along with a few others.

 
Re: Games that wowed you
I feel old.  :sigh:

The first game I played religiously was Super Mario Bros. I don't know if I can say it was a "wow!" game, but it was my first, so it's needless to say that it left an impression... 

Also, Descent. Descent really wowed me as a kid. The sheer size of the mines amazed me and kept me playing for hours. Though when I was that young the furthest I made it was level 11.  :p
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Offline Mikes

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Re: Games that wowed you
The first game I played religiously was Super Mario Bros.

That would be R-Type for me ;) hehe

 

Offline Ziame

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Re: Games that wowed you
Star Wars - Empire at War : For the space battles (especially with the ultimate-empire-at-war mod) (ground battles suck hard though)
Nexus - The Jupiter Incident : for everything (though the shields suck)
KOTOR 2 - for being KOTOR 2
Mass Effect - for storyline and gameplay (wouldn't you want a KOTOR with JK3-like battles? That'd rock)
Star Wars - The Phantom Menace : Great game! Fun to play, especially Mos Eisley
Jedi Outcast: Storyline, voice-acting, sabers
Rome Total War, Medieval 2 Total War - for epicness and being what I love
EMPIRE TOTAL WAR: for the feeling WTF THAT'S GREAT, and for the yell "MUM BUY ME A DECENT COMPUTER!"
Starcraft: I don't need to say why, huh?
Galactic Civilizations 2 - if only it had space battles in which you can command the ships... it'd be perfect
Homeworld - you know why
Homeworld 2 - for being shiney and for Star Wars mod
Grand Theft Auto Vice City - for being what GTA should be (screw u GTA4)
GTA4 - for Katt Williams, rag doll, interaction with city and phisics. (SCREW YOU ROCKSTAR AND YOUR ****IN DRMS)
Emperor: Battle for Dune - I loved that one :)
FALLEN HAVEN - http://www.mobygames.com/game/fallen-haven   SO GREAT! I LOVE IT !!!
Heroes of Might and Magic III - In The Wake of the Gods : For the great "Heroes-pizza-parties" :)
Assasin's creed - Storyline, cities, gameplay
FreeSpace 2 - everything
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 and Knuckles - just ****in amazing
X3 Reunion with X-tended Mod - I can just play and play and play it
Last but not Least : Mount&Blade - the only game which features you as a single person (you start as a lone knight and can build up your army, the conquer and so on) in which the countries actually Declare Wars, Sign Peaces and CONQUER TERRITORIES

Kthxbai
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Offline Roanoke

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Re: Games that wowed you
Operation Wolf... I remember playing that, back when we had MAME working. That's the one about like the secret commando insertion, and you swing through the trees and stuff, right?


Operation Wolf was an arcade game where you point a gun at the screen a'la Time Crisis, House of the Dead etc.


 

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Re: Games that wowed you
Journeyman Project 3
FreeSpace 1
Descent 3
Quake2 (Was da **** when it came out :P)
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Offline Vidmaster

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Re: Games that wowed you
I played FS1 after FS2 and it's save to say it was one of the most disappointing games I ever played at the time.
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Offline captain-custard

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Re: Games that wowed you
most recent wow for me has been RFactor car race sim , just the level of detail and the user made mods and how good the AI is in it...

the car models and how they react is really good and it has no arcade mode which is even better

i think that this game will force me to buy another hard disc as a total instal todate would be way over 60gb....;

just need to convince my girlfriend that i really neeed a logitech G25 racing wheel setup now ..

better start the washing up
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Offline Pred the Penguin

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Re: Games that wowed you
There's also Sins of a Solar Empire, not so much "wow" as being a gem in the genre.

Assassin's Creed was also pretty good, some parts were too repetitive, but the good gameplay made up for some of it.

 

Offline Rhymes

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Re: Games that wowed you
I played FS1 after FS2 and it's save to say it was one of the most disappointing games I ever played at the time.

HERESY! BURN HIM! BUUUURRRN HIIIIMMMM!!  :mad2:
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Offline General Battuta

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Re: Games that wowed you
I played FS1 after FS2 and it's save to say it was one of the most disappointing games I ever played at the time.

HERESY! BURN HIM! BUUUURRRN HIIIIMMMM!!  :mad2:

I totally agree with Vidmaster.
« Last Edit: June 06, 2009, 07:44:31 pm by General Battuta »

 

Offline NGTM-1R

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Re: Games that wowed you
I sometimes argue with myself which FS game gives the impression of a more "mature" military force.

I usually tend to come down on the side of FS1. This maturity reflects itself in comparative lack of drama to FS2.

It also makes for amusing contradictions in the relative intelligence of the GTA and GTVA.
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Offline General Battuta

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Re: Games that wowed you
Isn't military history (including modern military history) utterly full of drama? Of an absurd, personal kind not usually seen in either Freespace?

I mean, look at the clashes of personality. Look at Halsey's breakdown in response to Nimitz's 'the world wonders' communique.

Or, heck, the kind of petty squabbles and absurd fights that happen in any infantry unit or between officers in any chain of command.

 

Offline Vidmaster

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Re: Games that wowed you
FS1 has lots of plot holes, many even apparent to the casually listening player ("investigation of the Lucifer at Antares", I just thought what the **** did I miss out on a mission or what"), some really bad mission design, lots of logical errors (three jump points only a puddle jump away from each other in Exodus for example, THIS IS SPACE!!!) and just a real lack of drama. And highlights were mostly missing.
It really sells the desperate feeling during most of the plot but that's about it.
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Offline NGTM-1R

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Re: Games that wowed you
Isn't military history (including modern military history) utterly full of drama? Of an absurd, personal kind not usually seen in either Freespace?

I mean, look at the clashes of personality. Look at Halsey's breakdown in response to Nimitz's 'the world wonders' communique.

Or, heck, the kind of petty squabbles and absurd fights that happen in any infantry unit or between officers in any chain of command.

True, but I have to work with what I'm given in this context, which isn't terribly much but can be fairly illuminating.

FS2 GTVA shows symptoms of poor discipline (the whole "I can live with being a pawn" thing) and a seriously fractured command structure (people are clearly working at cross-purposes in several missions), but they never distingrate to the point where they don't have a plan and aren't executing it. FS1 GTA has relatively higher discipline and a much more unified command structure (with unified objectives), but fell down on the "do we have a plan, do we even try to have a plan" part when faced with the Lucifer.
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Offline Rhymes

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Re: Games that wowed you
They had no plan when Lucy showed up because it was an incredibly powerful ship that was also invincible. How do you make a plan for killing something that can't be killed?
If you don't have Knossos, you need it.

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Offline mxlm

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Re: Games that wowed you
You run an asteroid into it. You run a destroyer into it. You hide a bunch of Meson bombs in asteroids. Whatever. Even if what you try doesn't work, at least you're trying something.
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Re: Games that wowed you
You run an asteroid into it. You run a destroyer into it. You hide a bunch of Meson bombs in asteroids. Whatever. Even if what you try doesn't work, at least you're trying something.

No weapon in the GTA or PVN arsenal could put a dent in the Lucifer? Did you miss that brief?
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They didn't have Meson bombs at the time of the Great War, either.
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