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General Video Games Thread

Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:21 pm
by Seishi
Not the same as the other thread, this is a way to exchange in a more specific manner what kind of games we play and like. Talk about games you like and don't like. "Top <x>" lists are encouraged as well.

I grew up with the NES/SNES era, as I've had at least some kind of video game system since 1989. At a very early age I got into RPGs, partly due to Dragon Warrior (Dragon Quest) being one of my first games along with Zelda 2: The Adventure of Link (which is closer to action-RPG compared to the mostly action-adventure games of the rest of the series). Today, I am still a big fan of both the Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy series, but I do not spend even a fraction as much time with games as I did during my grade school years.

A quick "all-time" top 10 list would be something like...

1. Final Fantasy VI
2. Chrono Trigger
3. Final Fantasy XII
4. Odin Sphere
5. Dragon Quest VIII
6. Super Mario RPG
7. Secret of Mana
8. Dragon Quest III
9. Pokemon (series)
10. Final Fantasy IX

...but could change within a month, depending on which games I want to (re)play. I find that in my old age (lol) I have become increasingly narrow in my view of which games I want to play. Early on I pretty much played everything, but RPGs were still always my favourite. Nowadays I only really play and look for RPGs.

Re: General Video Games Thread

Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:09 pm
by LazyCanuck
lol Pretty much any RPG game I can play and massively enjoy, i'm not sure how much more i can say on that lol.

I dont mind other games, sports games tend to bore me rather quickly but most other games are not bad.


As for a top 10...i cant really say.. i love all the final fantasy games, alot of the SNES games like Secret of Mana, super mario RPG, Chrono Trigger, the Zelda games, and so on and so forth

pretty much with me if its RPG its WIN

Re: General Video Games Thread

Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:45 pm
by Fate
I haven't been playing many games lately....well, I don't play much games in general. o:

My top 5 are though:

1. Final Fantasy IX
2. Final Fantasy Tactics
3 Zelda: Ocarina of Time
4. Mario Kart series
5. Paper Mario (maybe)

Re: General Video Games Thread

Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:30 pm
by Blacksmith_Tony
I'm a big fan of RPGs as well, but the RPGs in my top 10 seem to be rather different ;). Maybe that's because I was introduced to RPGs at an early age with games like Ultima IV instead of Zelda.

I also really enjoy turn based strategy games (which seem to be a dying genre), and space simulators.

It's really hard to create a top 10 games list, I've played so many awesome games over the years and I've probably even managed to forget some of them.

But here it is without much thought:

1. Planescape: Torment
2. Ultima 7
3. Privateer II: The Darkening
4. Fallout 2
5. Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura
6. Baldur's Gate II
7. Age of Wonders
8. Ultima Underworld II
9. Warlords III: Darklords Rising
10. Secret of Mana

I'd say the top 5 would be pretty static, but the others could be replaced by any number of other great games.

Re: General Video Games Thread

Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:34 pm
by Seishi
Well, there is a difference between Western and Japanese RPGs, yes. I didn't get into WRPGs due to lack of computer games. I have tried Baldur's Gate II and Planescape though, both of which seem pretty good.

Re: General Video Games Thread

Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:45 am
by Leandra
Pulling out my top 5.

1.) Final Fantasy VII
2.) Final Fantasy IX
3.) Final Fantasy X
4.) Mario (series)
5.) Pokemon (series)

Ah...Brings back memories of scratched cd's that brought me to buy multiple copies of my most favorite games. *cough* idiot sister *cough*

Re: General Video Games Thread

Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 3:52 am
by ayuayu
My top 5 is pretty much solid ^_^

1. Diablo II (for some reason i played this for 7 years :D)
2. Castlevania SOTN and the entire 2D side-scroller collection (BIG castlevania freak ^_^)
3. Megaman 2 and the entire 2D side-scroller collection (BIG megaman freak ^_^)
4. Tales of Eternia and the entire 2D tales series (love the rpg battle style ^_^)
5. Starcraft and Warcraft series (BIG blizzard freak ^_^)
6. Advanced Wars series (hey I love turn-based strategy too ^_^)
7. Dj Max Portable 2 and the entire Dj Max series (music and games definitely mix ^_^)
8. Fire Emblem series (more turn-based strategy-ness ^_^)
9. Super Smash Brothers series (the only vs. game i was really into ^_^)
10. Crash Bandicoot series (my very first PS game ^_^)

Re: General Video Games Thread

Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 4:27 am
by FNSNA
No matter how much I look like one, I dont game much, but there are several games that I likened over the years:

Diablo II, one of the few games with online ability
Suikoden series [recuit 108 charcters XDDD]
Romance of the Three Kingdom [especially 9, this game never gets old]

FF is not on my list becuase...I really didnt play them yet =.='
AoE was one of my favorite game when I was small

Re: General Video Games Thread

Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 4:30 am
by CrowKenobi
Seishi wrote:... I find that in my old age (lol) I have become increasingly narrow in my view of which games I want to play. Early on I pretty much played everything, but RPGs were still always my favourite. Nowadays I only really play and look for RPGs.
You too, huh? ;P

Looking back, it seems that RPGs have been a major portion of my video game playing experience; I've played the Marios and Street Fighters, but it's the RPG"s that somehow have dominated my gaming time.

The one problem I seem to have is actually finishing some games: the amount of RPG games I've actually finished represents only a portion of the RPG games I've played: FF I, FF IV, FF VI, Legend of Zelda, Zelda 2, Adventure of Link, Ocarina of Time, Wind Waker, Phantom Hourglass, Kingdom Hearts, Xenosaga, .hack//infection, Lunar 2, Star Ocean 2, Secret of Mana and probably a couple other games I've forgotten about.

Of the PC RPGs I've run across, I've really only finished Diablo, Neverwinter Nights, plus others I've forgotten about (I think I see a trend here! :lol: ).

I really don't have a 'top ten' list of my favorites, but looking at what I've finished, it should be apparent what I do like. :P

:cool:

Re: General Video Games Thread

Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:00 am
by Corni
lol... now i need to think again to buy Da Capo II Plus Communication or not...
they really make me frust...

Da Capo II PC is like Little Busters EX and Persona 3 FES...
*same with Da Capo II just add new character and maybe some new add-on*

damn i really really regret when i buy LB!EX and P3 FES...
i said *why i cant wait for one year so i didnt need to buy LS or P3*

lol anyway i have too many Da Capo series game...
Da Capo, Da Capo Plus Communication, Da Capo II, Da Capo II Spring Celebration and Da Capo Poker...

*heh... really hard become eroge fag huh*

Re: General Video Games Thread

Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:10 am
by Chocola
I haven't played many console-based games, but I'll share my top 10 hand-held experience with you all!

1) Yggdra Union
2) Fire Emblem: Sacred Stones
3) Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
4) Pokémon Crystal
__ Final Fantasy V
6) Chrono Trigger
__ Final Fantasy I
8) Golden Sun
9) Zelda: Oracle of Seasons
10) Final Fantasy Tactics A2

Re: General Video Games Thread

Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:19 am
by LazyCanuck
I'm loving all the Final Fantasy in this thread :>

Re: General Video Games Thread

Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:38 am
by Corni
Damn i dont know my fav console game top ten but anyway i will share about it...

1) Final Fantasy Series (mostly VII, VIII, X and XII)
2) Tales of Series (mostly Legendia and Destiny 2)
3) Atelier Iris Series (mostly The Azoth of Destiny and Grand Phantasm)
4) Pokemon Series (i like all - Stadium and Rescue too)
5) .hack//GU (all three games)
6) Xenosaga (all three games espcially last one)
7) Grandia (Grandia 2 FTW!!!)
8) Shin Megami Tensei (Persona 3- FES and Persona 4 damn good!!!)
9) Star Ocean Series
10) Dynasty and Samurai Warriors series

I didnt play Zelda and Suikoden yet... *Damn i really want play Suikoden*
and mostly i play RPG... (like Kingdom Heart, Wild Arms and other things that i forgot)

and this console game not VN...
i like eroge = RPG ...

I think we should separate game and VN thread... lol...

Re: General Video Games Thread

Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:06 pm
by FNSNA
uis wrote: ...
5) .hack//GU (all three games)
...
8) Shin Megami Tensei (Persona 3- FES and Persona 4 damn good!!!)
9) Star Ocean Series
10) Dynasty and Samurai Warriors series

I didnt play Zelda and Suikoden yet... *Damn i really want play Suikoden*
and mostly i play RPG... (like Kingdom Heart, Wild Arms and other things that i forgot)

....
.hack//GU, I played the older .hack series, and while its not bad, I wouldn't want to play 4 game with similar gameplay

Persona 3 and 4, a lot of people here seems to have played it, leading me wanting to play it

Star Ocean: YES!!! I forgot to mention this before, I played Star Ocean 3 and it was really good, right now I'm still a huge fan for Star Ocean 3 [though I sux at it and only completed it on easy =.=']

Dynasty Warriors.....
good for killing time

uis, I really recommend you to play Suikoden
[my general feel about the 5 Suikoden games]
1: Classic, began the whole series
2: Epic, horned what was really good from suikoden 1 and with some back story from it
3: First game on PS2, with a bit better graphics somewhat new gameplay, interesting concept [unique to Suikoden series]
4: ok....was a bit boring
5: returns to suikoden 1 and 2 roots with better graphics, slow beginning? [didn't finish it]

Re: General Video Games Thread

Posted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 2:52 am
by Corni
Actually i have all PS2 Suikoden from 3 to 5...
and i still searching for 1 and 2...

Anyway i will start playing it after i get 1 and 2...

Re: General Video Games Thread

Posted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 4:18 am
by Fate
I heard Suikoden 2 (was it?) was really good. Played IV and beat it. Never finished V though.

Re: General Video Games Thread

Posted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 4:19 am
by Seishi
I own 3 and 5. I played about half of 5, and haven't started 3. Definitely fun.

Re: General Video Games Thread

Posted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 7:19 am
by FNSNA
uis wrote:Actually i have all PS2 Suikoden from 3 to 5...
and i still searching for 1 and 2...

Anyway i will start playing it after i get 1 and 2...
Ya,
Its really hard to find suikoden 2 now

Re: General Video Games Thread

Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:55 am
by waterfall
I play mainly RTS and TBS.

Age of Empires 2 was the game I got the best at out of all the games I've played.
Starcraft is a classic ofc
Civ 4 and more importantly Fall From Heaven were what really got me into TBS games.
Stronghold (the original) was a lot of fun too.
and even though it's an online game, N. N is amazing.

Re: General Video Games Thread

Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:45 am
by Seishi
waterfall wrote:I play mainly RTS and TBS.

Age of Empires 2 was the game I got the best at out of all the games I've played.
Starcraft is a classic ofc
Civ 4
Oh hey, I own these. Civ IV was incredibly addicting, and I had not played a game in the series before it. My best friend made me play AoE2 with her, and Starcraft I kinda grew up into playing since Blizzard games were my favourite (and some of my only) PC games in the 90's