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Re: Favourite Game

Postby Achtung Englander » Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:52 pm

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Pheonix
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Atari 2600

Adventure
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Hunted House
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Spectrum 48K

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Jet Set Willy
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Jet Pac
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Re: Favourite Game

Postby Snowy » Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:57 am

I am sad that I completely missed this thread, from 2008 to now.

So many contenders, from the Spectrum days of Skooldaze onwards.

I really couldn't give you a top game of all time, but my standout games include:
TIE Fighter
Crimson Skies
Dune 2000
Dark Age of Camelot
GTA3
Elite
Battlefield 1942
Syndicate
Speedball 2
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Re: Favourite Game

Postby Snowy » Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:57 am

And also hello to Northernlights - welcome to the forum :)
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Re: Favourite Game

Postby Wrathbone » Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:33 am

For me there's a subtle difference between what I think the best game ever made is and what my favourite game is. I think The Witcher 3 is the best game ever made by almost every possible measure, but Baldur's Gate II is still my favourite game of all time and probably always will be. If I had to choose my five desert island discs, it would be the four from Shadows of Amn plus the Throne of Bhaal disc (yes, there was a 2 disc version, but I'm making a point :lol: ). I would choose it over W3, even though I recognise that W3 is the better game in most respects.
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Re: Favourite Game

Postby Jez » Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:51 pm

Witcher series for me particularly the final game and DLC. It has its minor flaws with combat but everything else is top notch above and beyond anything else I've played.

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Re: Favourite Game

Postby Snowy » Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:47 pm

Jez wrote:Witcher series for me particularly the final game and DLC. It has its minor flaws with combat but everything else is top notch above and beyond anything else I've played.


Never would have guessed that...
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Re: Favourite Game

Postby Jez » Wed Dec 21, 2016 3:01 pm

Nah you could have guessed that you are smart :)

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Re: Favourite Game

Postby Judge Rabbi » Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:00 pm

I picked up a tattered copy of MGS2 on the PS2 for 99p from a second hand shop two weeks ago (sold my own copy aaages ago, so I though 'why not?' for 99p). Since then I think i've finished it a few times. I still find it pretty fun to play and theres loads of gadets and tools to play with.
I'm quite confident that it's one of my super duper ultra hyper mega at the top of a list favorite video games.
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Re: Favourite Game

Postby Edwin » Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:20 pm

MGS3 was better in every way though ¬_¬
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Re: Favourite Game

Postby Judge Rabbi » Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:53 pm

If a crouch run was implemented in the game it would have been perfect! (I know its in the 3DS version but that version is wack!)
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Re: Favourite Game

Postby Mantis » Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:58 pm

MGS3 may have been the better game. But I think MGS2 was a better overall experience.

It's pretty high on my list too.

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Re: Favourite Game

Postby Rusty » Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:08 am

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Crimson Skies
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Ah yeah. Forgotten how much fun that game was. Kind of reliving it now in Battlefield 1 flying around in a biplane shooting blimps.

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Re: Favourite Game

Postby Mournblade » Fri May 25, 2018 11:44 pm

Stormbringer wrote:My favourite game of all time is...probably Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis. I was about eleven when I bought it in 1995 -- the first PC game I ever owned. I loved the story, the graphics, the clever puzzles, the music and the sense of adventure. It's really stood up to the test of time as well. Looking back through LucasArts' 1990s adventure game catalogue, sometimes I wonder how I enjoyed them all so much in my teenage years. I guess I've outgrown the quirky humour? Fate of Atlantis, however, is just beautiful. I'm very happy to see that it's now available for the whole world to enjoy at GOG.com.

A close rival is the original Prince of Persia. A friend introduced me to it on his PC way back in 1992 (I think) and I was in love straight away. I downloaded a copy from an Abandonware site some years ago and if I'm ever at my PC and feel like playing a game, it's probably my first choice! I've played it through about a dozen times with my young boys and they absolutely love it.


Hey, it's almost like we're the same person.

Seriously, I'm relieved to see something I said two years ago is still the same today.

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Re: Favourite Game

Postby Snowy » Sat May 26, 2018 8:05 am

Mournblade wrote:
Stormbringer wrote:My favourite game of all time is...probably Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis. I was about eleven when I bought it in 1995 -- the first PC game I ever owned. I loved the story, the graphics, the clever puzzles, the music and the sense of adventure. It's really stood up to the test of time as well. Looking back through LucasArts' 1990s adventure game catalogue, sometimes I wonder how I enjoyed them all so much in my teenage years. I guess I've outgrown the quirky humour? Fate of Atlantis, however, is just beautiful. I'm very happy to see that it's now available for the whole world to enjoy at GOG.com.

A close rival is the original Prince of Persia. A friend introduced me to it on his PC way back in 1992 (I think) and I was in love straight away. I downloaded a copy from an Abandonware site some years ago and if I'm ever at my PC and feel like playing a game, it's probably my first choice! I've played it through about a dozen times with my young boys and they absolutely love it.


Hey, it's almost like we're the same person.

Seriously, I'm relieved to see something I said two years ago is still the same today.


Haha I thought it was you, glad I was right :D

The original POP was a thing of unalloyed beauty, I completely agree.
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Postby Raid » Sat May 26, 2018 9:49 am

Raid wrote:As much as I'd like to say Portal, it's difficult choosing a 2 hour game after my 18 years of playing. There's a long list of other contenders; Halo 3, Halo, Final Fantasy 5, Super Mario Sunshine, Ninja Gaiden (the XBox version), Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Super Mario Brothers 3 and TIE Fighter.

I suppose as it was the tenth anniversary of my posting this last week it'd be fun to revisit and see how my memories or tastes have changed (and on the same account too ¬_¬).

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Firstly; I fell out of love with the Halo series years ago, although I maintain that the original and Halo 3 were the best of the ones I've played. Halo 3 was less than a year old when the post was written, and I think it's fair to say that although I still think it was an excellent game, putting it on my favourites list given I've not thought about it in nearly ten years doesn't feel quite right. Unlike other games on this list, I've never really used it as a point of comparison since the era in which it was released.

Final Fantasy V is still going to be on there, but it's more for nostalgia than quality reasons I think. It was a good JRPG, don't get me wrong, but there are fundamentally better 16-bit JRPGs to choose from. This just happened to be the first one I played (and still the only Final Fantasy I ever finished).

Super Mario Sunshine is still the best 3D Mario game and absolutely remains on the list. The seriously awful camera control remains a problem, but it's the only real problem. It had a difficulty curve that made even the early levels enjoyable (as opposed to Odyssey which was pathetically easy if you just wanted to finish the story)

Ninja Gaiden (XBox) was, I think, the Dark Souls of its time. It's another game that I have fond memories of but I'm not sure I'd ever want to go back to it. Take it off.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 was a classic, but I think Sonic Mania is just a better game in every single way. Better level design, better visuals, more variety, hell, even a better soundtrack. Mania may have a hefty dose of nostalgia to it (I'm sure critics could call it outright plagiarism), but I don't think it's a crutch holding the game up - the imagination in boss fight design is evidence enough of that. Replaced!

Super Mario Brothers 3. Yeah, still on there. The more recent Rayman games may be among the most beautiful 2D platformers ever created, with a difficulty curve and level design that almost match Nintendo's best, but there's just something about the way Mario handles that makes it feel a better game.

Funnily enough I recently started replaying TIE Fighter. It's still great. I think if I could be arsed setting up my controllers for it I'd be able to properly get into it again. It remains on my list.

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So what gets added? Well, Portal 2 is an obvious inclusion. It's easily Valve's best work for me, but then I always thought Half Life 2 was a little overrated. It's one of the funniest games I've played, and I can't really think of a single flaw I had with it. Also, it's more than two hours long, which is nice.

Terraria's sheer value makes it difficult to ignore an entry. Not only is the game chock full of entertaining content, but the developer has continued working on it since release, with fairly major expansions coming every few years for free. It's a wonderful little game, where you go from being afraid of slimes at the start to being a god damned raid boss by the end, soaring through the air raining hellfire down upon your enemies. It's a great multiplayer co-op game.

Bastion is an odd entry as I never want to play it again - I don't want to overwrite my very fond memories of playing it the first time. It's a game that earns a place on my list largely down to the phenomenal presentation, with an outstanding soundtrack and visual style, topped off by wonderful narration. The world building is just sublime, so much so that a choice right at the end that makes no real difference to the gameplay, remains one of the most meaningful decisions I've ever made in a game.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the best open-world adventure game. It's a masterpiece of world building without losing focus on actually being *fun* from minute to minute. It's such a relaxing experience much of the time, but it never feels boring, and it's a game where I rarely feel the need to use the fast travel system as I so enjoy traversing Hyrule on horseback.

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So yeah, I still can't answer the thread title, but boiling down 28 years of game playing to a single favourite title is impossible.

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