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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2005 8:28 am    Post subject: best game of all time Reply with quote

what is the best pc game, i reacon that it is starwar online(cant remember what it is called)
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2005 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crikey! Now here is something that I can write about!

My personal opinion is that there is no best game of all time, but I can make genre-specific arguments for certain games.

Personally, I think that for this, games should be considered within the context of the time in which they came out.

FPS:
I'm going to have to say Doom on this one. Let's face it, as far as PC FPS games go, Doom was absolutely huge in sales and in impact on the genre, and while there have been many successful first-person shooters, Doom is patriarch of FPS (yes, I know about Wolfenstein 3d, and it was a good game. However, it didn't catch on nearly so much as Doom did).

RPG:
This is a tough one. I've played many great RPGs, and I don't have any particular one that dominates the others in context. My votes would go to Final Fantasy 6, Chrono Trigger, Earthbound, and Fallout 2. Personally, I think Fallout 2 and Earthbound were the best of those, but they didn't really have the widespread impact on RPGs that FF6 and CT had.

RTS:
Ah, my favorite genre! In terms of truly great RTS games, I would have to go with Command and Conquer:Red Alert, StarCraft, and Total Annihilation. The first is fairly well-known, it was basically the C&C game in which Westwood did pretty much everything right. The second is fucking StarCraft! Need I say more? Lastly, Total Annihilation makes it to the list of amazing fucking games that somehow disappeared without a trace. It was destruction on a truly epic scale, and had it not come out at precisely the same time as StarCraft (or if it had better marketing), it could have become a monolithic gaming franchise.

MMORPG:
I don't play MMORPGs, so I can't really comment on them.

Fighting games:
Street Fighter 2. Humongous impact on fighting games, and spawned stupid numbers of sequels.

Platform Side-Scroller:
Super Mario Brothers 3. They say it's the greatest game of all time, and while I disagree with that, I will agree that it's the greatest one in this category. Honorable mentions go to Megaman 2 and Duke Nukem 2.

Adventure Game:
A nearly dead genre, but there were moments of absolute brilliance in some of these games. I've not played a lot of them, but my personal favorite was Sam and Max Hit the Road. It was a fun, hilarious game that never ceased to amaze me in how ridiculous it was.

Miscellaneous:
Sim City 2000. A fantastic game, if you'd never played the sequels, you'd be blown away at how well done it is.

Those are my opinions on the subject. I'm biased toward the games that I played while growing up, though, possibly to the exclusion of recent games :/
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2005 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FPS: HL2... it just roxorz...

RPG: Fallout and Fallout 2. If anyone disagrees I'll shove so much Mentats down you're throat you'll lose your other stats caus your Int is getting so high... Razz j/k

RTS: Dune 2000. C&C RA2 was also good, but Dune 2000 was better I think... if you look at the atmosphere of it all... and the awesome videos etc etc...

MMORPG: Well, I played Lineage 2 a while and it was cool... for the rest, I could really recommend KnightOnline, Shattered Galaxy and Runescape... well, Runescape if you don't have a high-end pc.

Fighting games: Fighting games for the pc... can't really think of anything... well... Red vs Blue is ofcourse awesomeness perfected... twice...

Platform Side-Scroller: Duke Nukem 2 was fun... so was Abuse...

Adventure Game: Tough one... I once played something where you had to break in a house and solve numerous puzzles that had to do with locking mechanisms...

Miscellaneous: Evolva... must be mentioned. That game rocks. If you don't know what it is, read this. I really think it rocks...
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2005 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Monkey Island series. Full of piratey goodness. And monkeys!
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2005 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ipsa wrote:
The Monkey Island series. Full of piratey goodness. And monkeys!

You fight like a dairy farmer!
Aramor mentioning Evolva reminded me of all those great commercial flops, so here are a few of my favourites that inexplicably failed to sell well: Outcast, Thief series, Startopia, and oh lets say Urban Chaos.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2005 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How appropriate! You fight like a cow!
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2005 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Um, I got this scar on my face during a mighty struggle ( damn my failing memory )
BTW: Add System Shock 2 to my above list, scariest game ever?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2005 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Surprised

Yeah, Yeah

I can only really remember the insults from Curse and Escape (damn my memory)...
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2005 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just realized that my answer contains console games, when the question was specifically for PC games... so just ignore the console titles :/
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2005 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fps : Halo, Halo 2, Timespliters 2 and 3.

Rpg : Mario RPG, Tales Of Symphonia

Racing : not much into racing games, other than MarioKart...

Action/Adventure : Predator Concrete Jungle, Zelda

Strategy : Age Of Empires, Age Of Mythology

Please Note : I'm not a gaming expert, I am a gamer, but I don't know alot.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2005 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Add "Sam and Max Hit the Road" to my answer. Almost forgot about them... Heh heh heh...
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2005 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did anyone ever play "Full thottle (sigh...sp?)"
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2005 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where's the love for Day of the Tentacle, my all time favourite of the Lucasarts adventures?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2005 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FPS: Half Life 2
Multi-player FPS: Unreal Tournament 2004/Counter Strike: Source

RPG: Neverwinter Nights/Baldurs Gate 2
MMORPG: World of Warcraft

RTS: Starcraft/Warcraft III/Rise of Nations

Fighting: They all suck. 0MG T3H BU770N M45H!

Platform Side-scroller: Stinkoman 20x6

Miscellaneous: Solitaire
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2005 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I never got to play that one (Day of the Tentacle), though I have only heard good things about it. I also liked Grim Fandango.

No, I do not want a button telling people to ask me about Grim Fandango.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2005 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have Total Annihilation. Its an awesome game and they shoulda made sequals.



DOOM 2!!!
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2005 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Supreme Commander is Total Annihilation 2 in all but name, it comes out next year. Must agree that Baldur's Gate 2 is pretty much perfect.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2005 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Simon_Says wrote:
FPS: Half Life 2
Fighting: They all suck. 0MG T3H BU770N M45H!

Miscellaneous: Solitaire
Finaly, someone speaks the truth. I agree with you simon. I use to prwn solitaire.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2005 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm going to have to include some platform since FPS and MMORPGs are the only PC games I play

MMORPG: World of Warcraft and Star Wars Galaxies are a tie for me.

RPG: I know it's old, but I'm going to have to stick with my all time favorite: Final Fantasy III (US, SNES) and FF7 (PS1) is a close second. Vampire: Bloodlines for the PC, partially an RPG, is up there too.

FPS: I still love Battlefield 1942.

RTS: The first game I ever really got into in this category may not be the best in the graphics and options department, but the first Command and Conquer holds a special place in my heart.

Stragety & Map Conquest: Civilization 3 and Romance of the Three Kingdoms 8 are dead even.

Fighting: Street Fighter 3, there will never be a better fighting game, ever, never, ever.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2005 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FPS: Battlefield2 roxorz
RPG: Baldurs Gate (the whole frickin series)
MMORPG: Everquest
RTS: Anything that was made by Blizzard and ends in "craft"
Adventure: I don't play adventure
Sim: Janes WWII Flight Simulator
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2005 2:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Knockoff of Arkanoid where you destroy the bricks to reveal a naked woman =P
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2005 3:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only PC games I play are exploration games like Myst and Zork, and text adventures. Zork Zero rules all. Also, the villain in Myst 3: Exile was the crazy scientist in Alien Resurrection. Just a fun fact.

Oh, and Baldur's Gate 2 is really good.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2005 5:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey, i was going to by FFXI(online for yous who dont know) and i was thinking, if i buy the US version, will i still be able to play it because i live in australia(yes, i do get out the bath sometimes)
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2005 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nintendo World Cup.

Was I being ultimately and absolutely correct? Oh, pardon me.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2005 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why is everyone posting console games when the guy who started this said pc games?
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