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Postby Germ War on Mon Mar 27, 2006 2:20 pm

I did a search, and found lots of polls about which systems are or are not crap, and whether or not video games can or cannot be considered art, but something important appears to be missing:

What games have you been playing?

To be fair, the reason I'm starting this thread is so I can talk about Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, because this game is kicking my ass all over the place right now. If you have an Xbox 360 or a PC, you owe it to yourself to pick it up. Huge, HUGE environments and tons of plotlines and sub-plotlines for you to discover and complete. It's like if Grand Theft Auto were in a fantasy setting and you didn't have to dedicate your character to a life of crime.

Actually, the only thing it really has in common with GTA is the fact that the world is so huge, but GTA ain't got nothin' on this game.

The most fun I've had with a video game in a long time, and I haven't historically been much of an RPG player. I couldn't get into the previous game in the series (Morrowind), but Bethesda has seemingly improved on every aspect of that game with this latest release.

But, enough of Oblivion (unless anyone else wants to geek out over it with me). What have you been playing?
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Postby Jeremy B on Mon Mar 27, 2006 2:21 pm

Leisure Suit Larry Vol.1

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Postby Lazybones on Mon Mar 27, 2006 2:44 pm

Germ War wrote:To be fair, the reason I'm starting this thread is so I can talk about Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, because this game is kicking my ass all over the place right now.


Thanks, now I have to justify (to myself) buying a goddamn Xbox 360. I was going to wait for PS3. Do you think they'll port this game to PS3?
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Postby soup alex on Mon Mar 27, 2006 3:34 pm

I am playing Minesweeper and Solitaire, and FUCKING HATING IT.

I wish I still had that copy of Gangsters 2, or that Starcraft was actually somewhere nearly as good as I remember it to have been.
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Postby Linus Van Pelt on Mon Mar 27, 2006 4:17 pm

Lazybones wrote:Thanks, now I have to justify (to myself) buying a goddamn Xbox 360. I was going to wait for PS3. Do you think they'll port this game to PS3?


Obviously I don't know for sure, but I'm guessing they won't. I was hoping they'd port Morrowind to the PS2, because I prefer playing on a console to playing on my laptop, but it's a Microsoft game, and I think that's why it didn't happen, and that's why I think it won't happen with this one.


I haven't been playing much of anything lately, but I'm looking to start playing something. I really want to start playing Okami, but it's not coming out till September, and I won't have time for games then. So - gameplayers of EA: Please populate this thread with recommendations of games that may be worth my time and money!


ETA: This site is full of free web-based or downloadable games, nearly all of which are good, and some of which are great. There's nothing on there as involved as a "real" PC or console game, but some fun diversions. Check out the Hapland games.
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Postby l_o_c on Mon Mar 27, 2006 4:25 pm

Played through the new Ghost Recon for the 360 but decided it wasn't my cup of tea, though it is a good game. Playing Black, but not enjoying it hardly at all. Which leaves Guitar Hero. Which may be the best game ever.

Having a 360 I'm interested in Oblivion, but I've been burned consistently by RPGs. The last two I gave a go were on the original Xbox-Fable and KOTOR. I got barely into either before realizing I just didn't like RPGs. Should I give Oblivion at least a rent, or is it worth even bothering?
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Postby soup alex on Mon Mar 27, 2006 4:29 pm

I'm forcing myself to play KOTOR now, after completing the sequel (which I fell in love with, up until the point where the ending was CRAP and it was transparent that about half of the game had been cut to get it an early release)
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Postby Germ War on Mon Mar 27, 2006 5:33 pm

Lazybones - Linus touched on your question already, but yeah, I don't know if it's gonna get ported to PS3. I wouldn't say it's out of the question because Bethesda isn't owned by Microsoft, but I'm just kind of doubting it'll happen. And, to further weigh your options, it's still at least 8 months until the PS3 is even released, and if you haven't preordered already, I bet you won't get one until a year from now (assuming it releases on-time - they're projecting 1 million units on launch day WORLDWIDE. Microsoft could've easily sold through that many 360s in the U.S. alone over the first couple weeks if they were available).

l_o_c - In my opinion, any game that is well-received by critics and the gaming public alike are always worth at least a rent. If you're not into it, you're only out a couple bucks. I didn't like Fable, but I was really into KOTOR, so take that how you will. I'm not much a fan of RPGs usually (with exceptions), but I really like Oblivion.

I'm still anxious for them to release Street Fighter II on Xbox Live.
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Postby scott on Mon Mar 27, 2006 5:53 pm

oucheh wrote:Leisure Suit Larry Vol.1

-Jeremy


LOL. I was hoping somebody would say King's Quest, but you've gone and one-upped that by quite a bit. Nicely done. I had Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards when I was a kid/teen, but my sister accidentally wiped out one of the floppies.

What about Police Quest? That was a great game right there, wasn't it? Make sure to walk around your car before getting in or you are 100% CERTAIN TO GET A FLAT. WTF?!?!

New games ain't got nothin on old ones. Keep your fancy 360 games! Give me:

Greenhouse
Montezuma's Revenge
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Eternal Dagger

And what is to me without question the greatest game ever, Raid on Bungeling Bay for the C64. Released by Br0derbund, it was the first game made by this guy who did all the "sim" stuff.

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The last "real" games I put any serious time into were:

GBA - Blaster Master, Metroid, Super Mario 3, Super Mario 2
PS2 - Tony Hawk : Underground
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Postby electrons on Mon Mar 27, 2006 6:12 pm

oucheh wrote:Leisure Suit Larry Vol.1

-Jeremy


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Postby Nico Adie on Mon Mar 27, 2006 7:06 pm

PS2 - Pro Evolution Soccer 6 and Gran Turismo 4

Dreamcast - Virtua Tennis 2, Virtua Athlete and Worms Armageddon

These are the only computer games I play.

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Postby tommydski on Mon Mar 27, 2006 8:19 pm

the only video games i play are java games on my mobile phone.

at the moment i am playing an incredible game called 'ny nights'. the idea is you are a young twenty-something in manhattan who has to 'make it' in thirty days. each day you have to make sure your character eats, works and sleeps all at the right time or you will lose points like health, beauty, humour, culture etc. there is a little simulated manhattan which allows you to walk around and interact with people or places. a few days ago my 'virtual girlfriend' within the game got a job as a news reporter and had to move to LA. i was so angry thinking that some fucken californian prick was going to enjoy all that crotchless underwear i bought for her....selah.

as a household we used to play multiplayer halo until it became so competitive that we stopped in the name of sanity and friendship. now we tend to play poker instead...
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Postby Jodi S. on Mon Mar 27, 2006 8:30 pm

I love Katamari Damacy/We Love Katamari.

Silly, silly fun. Great music.
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Postby lifethiever on Mon Mar 27, 2006 9:02 pm

i've had a bit of a relapse into my younger years
i'm playing starcraft, king's bounty, and heroes of might and magic 3(complete mind you), that's right, three.
i like the simple graphics
things have just gotten too pretty for me of late
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Postby soup alex on Mon Mar 27, 2006 9:09 pm

Lifetheiver - all of those games are awesome (except I never learned to beat the Starcraft AI as a kid, and I've only played Heroes I (good) II (better) and I think VI (total shit))
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Postby hart on Tue Mar 28, 2006 1:38 am

I'm playing all of these, especially Alleycat:

http://dosgames.com/g_cla.php
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Postby Germ War on Tue Mar 28, 2006 10:55 am

scott wrote:New games ain't got nothin on old ones. Keep your fancy 360 games!


What's funny is that I've put in upwards of 50 hours playing Bejeweled 2 on my "fancy 360".

Xbox Live Arcade FTW!
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Postby buzzsaw on Tue Mar 28, 2006 11:20 am

What about Police Quest? That was a great game right there, wasn't it? Make sure to walk around your car before getting in or you are 100% CERTAIN TO GET A FLAT. WTF?!?!

FUCK YEAH!
I completely went back in time when you said this. thanks. holy shit. great reference. you made my day.

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Postby Germ War on Tue Mar 28, 2006 12:38 pm

Hey Buzzsaw, I have Fight Night 3 on my 360. I promise that when you come up to Minneapolis, I will beat the shit out of you.
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Postby sparky on Tue Feb 27, 2007 12:41 pm

Linus Van Pelt wrote:I really want to start playing Okami, but it's not coming out till September, and I won't have time for games then.


I started playing Okami last weekend. I'm only a few hours in, so I might be experiencing an early flush of hyperbole, but it is possibly the best computer game I've played. It is certainly the most beautiful.

The gameplay is easy to get into, the story and characterisation, whilst simple, are beguiling and witty, the sound is marvellous, and the sight is something else. The makers have done a brilliant job of creating a surprising and entrancing universe for the game.

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So far, the most rewarding parts of the game seem to be growing flowers, feeding animals and bringing the sun, rather than killing. The key play mechanism of drawing actions onscreen is very intuitive and inventive.

Like I say, early days, but so far I have seen no indications as to Okami being anything other than wonderful.
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