Old 23rd September 2004, 19:45   #1
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This ought to spawn some controversy.

In your opinion, what is the single greatest video game of all time.
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Old 23rd September 2004, 19:56   #2
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We have a Games forum you know, and at least 2 threads there asking the same question.

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Old 23rd September 2004, 19:57   #3
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Pre-1980: Defender

1980-1990: Super Mario Brothers

Post-1990: MechWarrior II


Best of All Time: MechWarrior II

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Old 23rd September 2004, 20:14   #4
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Old 23rd September 2004, 23:01   #5
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I liked Space Invaders.

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Holy asking an old question in the wrong forum then having it moved to the right forum, Batman!

And to answer the question... Metroid Prime, followed closely by Ocarina Of Time.
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Old 24th September 2004, 08:02   #7
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Old 24th September 2004, 08:25   #8
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Depends on what criteria you want to base the 'best game' argument on.

From my point of view, remember that's all it is.....

Longevity, now if a best game were based on longevity, then I might have to say Lords of Midnight and it's sequel Doomdarks Revenge, what are they you all cry? a couple of turn based stratergy/war games from around 1984, I played them to death on my old 8bit home comp, I then played them on the amiga and stuff when people started writing their own versions of them, then on the pc and now some guy has written a great conversion of both of them for the GBA, so I can carry them in my pocket and start up the war of the solstice whenever I like, so 20+ years of gameplay is not bad...

Now if you wanted playability, a game that you can pick up anytime of day and get straight into it , then I'd say Doom, everyone knows how to play it, it's on just about every format out there, it's easy to play , great stuff.

If you were talking about out and out solid gameplay that keeps you hooked, then I'd go with GTA Vice City, I don't think I've ever played a game as much so often, kept me occupied for months, and during that time not a single other game made it to my console, just the sheer open ended nature of it made it a joy to play, some days I'd knock out a few missons, others I'd just drive around doing mad stunts, others I'd spend looking for packages etc etc etc. Solid..

For Happy Wow Great Amazing memories, I'd say FFVII, a revalation in gameplaying at the time, stunning visuals combined with gripping plot, a game where I just wanted to see, do, collect, meet everything and everyone , I was quite sad when it ended.

So much to choose from it's hard to pick an all time fave.
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Old 24th September 2004, 08:29   #9
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Old 24th September 2004, 12:24   #10
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Best "Flawed" game ever.

Mafia

Made the GTA series look like a joke, but it lacked GTA's Freedom. You could do a mission, and then do things, but you could not just go out and do nothing, You could not just drive around for the fun of it. You had to do missions.

It did have Free-ride, but that had its own flaws. You could not go into buildings (ok APPART from Yellow Petes) and walk around. Plus nothing realy happened in it, you just drove around.

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Old 24th September 2004, 23:51   #11
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Old 25th September 2004, 09:10   #12
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Old 25th September 2004, 15:09   #13
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Old 25th September 2004, 17:41   #14
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Fuck you! I don't agree, bitch.

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Old 25th September 2004, 23:19   #16
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I'll ban the lot of you fuckers in a minute if you don't stop flaming each other.

Oh, by the way, best game evvah, Pac Man, so stick that in your pipe and smoke it, fuckers.
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Old 26th September 2004, 01:57   #17
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I'll ban the lot of you fuckers in a minute if you don't stop flaming each other.

Oh, by the way, best game evvah, Pac Man, so stick that in your pipe and smoke it, fuckers.



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Old 29th September 2004, 19:08   #19
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Old 2nd October 2004, 00:09   #21
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Old 2nd October 2004, 15:32   #22
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lol ok then how about street fighter 2

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Best game of all time IMO is Chrono cross
CHRONO TRIGGER!

not that i should expect anyone to even remember one of the greatest RPGs of all time...
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CHRONO TRIGGER!

not that i should expect anyone to even remember one of the greatest RPGs of all time...
Affirmative. Cross sucks the big 1.

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Old 5th October 2004, 01:22   #27
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Old 5th October 2004, 06:30   #28
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Half-Life.
Revolutionized shooters.


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Old 5th October 2004, 08:16   #29
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Old 5th October 2004, 21:18   #30
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..Half Life revolutionized crappy cardboard box cars.

Now Castle Wolfenstein 3D revolutionized shooters.
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Old 6th October 2004, 11:40   #31
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First System shock. Now theres a game!

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Old 6th October 2004, 14:22   #32
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In what way?
1. interaction with other friendly characters,
2.emphasis on storytelling,
3.the completely mod-able concept,
4.finding a reason for your on screen displays (your suit)
5.Not randomly finding things on the ground (items are purposly placed)
6. the grunt's team tactics
7. the mixing of puzzles and shooting
so on and so forth....

How sad it is that we dont remember things so little ago!
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Old 6th October 2004, 14:29   #33
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(My guess is jones was just setting up to troll me)
Nope, I've never played the thing, I was just asking for some clarification on your broad statement.

You can't make such a all encompasing statment to the world without having a point of view to back it up.


If you think something is the best/the suck, then say why.


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2.emphasis on storytelling
i recently played HL for the first time...and while it was actually pretty good, it had absolutely NO emphasis on storytelling like you say.

that game hardly any story whatsoever. i don't know what pc fps storyline standards were back then, but they must of had zero story for HL to be considered revolutionary.

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Old 6th October 2004, 22:49   #35
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You were supposed to pay attention in English class!
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Maybe it wasn't so good at storyline but what was really cool(HL was aclaimed for this) was the beginning. It really submerged you into the game while riding on the cart thing. All the small details and the works of the plant, etc.

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i recently played HL for the first time...and while it was actually pretty good, it had absolutely NO emphasis on storytelling like you say.
I'd agree, if you define storytelling as cut-scenes, but play a pre halfLife FPS and see how it contrasts. They were basically like:1. run 2.kill stuff.
something important I didn't mention before was the HV suit training. That was new.


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but still, storytelling was an unremarkable aspect of HL...not even worth mentioning really.

and the only reason i even said anything was because you put that particular one in bold letters.

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I put it in bold for the very same reason you are having such a struggle with understanding what I'm getting at:
Before half-life the plot-line either wasn't important to videogame makers (go rescue someone captured by an enemy) or not integated into the gameplay (think Doom 1: here's a shotgun, have at it!).
But now it's something you expect from a game. as you've already claimed:
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i don't know what pc fps storyline standards were back then
Revolutionary (my original claim) doesn't have to be the best ever, it just has to be influencial and original. Thus is half-life's story telling.

life tip: I understand you're most likely young, but do your best to free yourself from the time and place in which you live when trying to be objective.


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I put it in bold for the very same reason you are having such a struggle with understanding what I'm getting at:
Before half-life the plot-line either wasn't important to videogame makers (go rescue someone captured by an enemy) or not integated into the gameplay (think Doom 1: here's a shotgun, have at it!).
But now it's something you expect from a game. as you've already claimed:
Revolutionary (my original claim) doesn't have to be the best ever, it just has to be influencial and original. Thus is half-life's story telling.

life tip: I understand you're most likely young, but do your best to free yourself from the time and place in which you live when trying to be objective.
Okay Forest Gump, Jesus.

Life tip? You must be really old then if you're sitting here lecturing us about our age. His opinion just differed from yours, no need to go ballistic and claim that we're children.
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