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Redrum_69
08-28-2007, 10:17 AM
Was it Gauntlet? Was it Galaga back in 1986 at the skating rink?

Maybe Pac Man at the laundromat? Halo on Legendary? Was it Oblivion?


And by great...I mean you were enveloped by the game...that you became addicted to playing the game itself....

One of the last games that I got lost in was the Baldurs gate series..which I just picked up and started again.

Woodrow Call
08-28-2007, 10:32 AM
Offline-GTA San Andreas.

Online-Halo 2

wutamess
08-28-2007, 10:45 AM
Ghost Recon & Ghost Recon Island Thunder (on XBOX)
Used to play almost 12hrs a day online. Was well known by everyone that played online too. One of the best.

kaplin42
08-28-2007, 11:00 AM
As a kid....the original Final Fantasy. First RPG that I ever played, and I absolutely loved it.

In my early 20's EverQuest. It took the love of RPG's that spawned from FF and brought it to a whole new era to my love of RPG's.

After that, I'm just not sure what game has captured my attention like those two.

DaFace
08-28-2007, 11:15 AM
Pick a Final Fantasy - any Final Fantasy.

Fruit Ninja
08-28-2007, 11:19 AM
Bioshock for offline and APF for online. Game is a blast online.

I wanna get my hands on Zelda TP, i still have a gamecube thinking of just buying it for that.

Redrum_69
08-28-2007, 11:37 AM
Offline-GTA San Andreas.

Online-Halo 2


I played through HALO 2, but I just didnt get addicted to it like HALO.

The removal of the blast radius, nerfing the pistol, and introduction to the sword...just killed the game for me

Redrum_69
08-28-2007, 11:38 AM
As a kid....the original Final Fantasy. First RPG that I ever played, and I absolutely loved it.

In my early 20's EverQuest. It took the love of RPG's that spawned from FF and brought it to a whole new era to my love of RPG's.

After that, I'm just not sure what game has captured my attention like those two.


What server were you on?

I was on Vallon Zek, Sullon Zek (when it first came online) and then Brell Serrelis..from 2000 until 2004...maybe 2005

meStevo
08-28-2007, 11:47 AM
The first Everquest (played Velious to Omens of War, Luclin server as Stevo and Sirdeimos).

For any who play MMOs, its hard not to say something you put a few hundred days played into is not your favorite game.

Other than that....

Favorite LAN game... Warcraft Tower Defense
Favorite console game... probably Final Fantasy III

This generation my favorites are probably the current Madden and Fight Night (still fun to fire up and play). Don't have Bioshock yet, waiting for my 360 to come back from Texas.

chasedude
08-28-2007, 12:09 PM
The last console game I was playing b4 my PS2 crapped out on me was GTA: San Andreas. Since it's been crapped out I've been getting into MMORPG's. I've been playing Guild Wars for about 10 months now. Absolutely love the game! I can't get enough of it. This last weekend was the Preview for Eye of the north (GW:EN). I think I put over 40 hours into it over the weekend. I'm straight hooked! Oh Guild Wars is FREE online play!!! It sold me over WOW

mikeyis4dcats.
08-28-2007, 12:22 PM
CONTRA!

Fruit Ninja
08-28-2007, 12:33 PM
I played EQ for years, i quit in Jan of this year though> Bertox baby.

'Hamas' Jenkins
08-28-2007, 12:43 PM
The original KOTOR.

Undertaker #59
08-28-2007, 12:44 PM
Civilization.

Simply Red
08-28-2007, 12:46 PM
Pick a Final Fantasy - any Final Fantasy.
So I'm told.

Simply Red
08-28-2007, 12:46 PM
Interactive porn.

Nightwish
08-28-2007, 01:11 PM
Was it Gauntlet? Was it Galaga back in 1986 at the skating rink?

Maybe Pac Man at the laundromat? Halo on Legendary? Was it Oblivion?


And by great...I mean you were enveloped by the game...that you became addicted to playing the game itself....

One of the last games that I got lost in was the Baldurs gate series..which I just picked up and started again.
Probably Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. I've played through about half a dozen times on the computer version, and since I finally got an X-Box 360, I just picked up that version a couple days ago, but haven't started it yet. But no other game has had me hooked like that one. The closest one was Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines, but I can only play that in spurts, because the glitchiness and occasional slow frame-rate annoys the heck out of me.

kaplin42
08-28-2007, 01:13 PM
What server were you on?

I was on Vallon Zek, Sullon Zek (when it first came online) and then Brell Serrelis..from 2000 until 2004...maybe 2005


I believe I was on Karana, but to be honest, its been so long that I don't even remember. I played from the beggining until PoP was released, and then I quit. After not seeing the sun for 3+, I decided I needed a change of hobby for awhile.

Nightwish
08-28-2007, 01:14 PM
Another one I forgot to mention: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy! Awesome game!

HC_Chief
08-28-2007, 01:43 PM
Another one I forgot to mention: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy! Awesome game!

Nice selection :thumb:

Jedi Knight:Jedi Outcast was also great (esp since that one allowed for sabre realistic combat and full dismemberment, which Lucasarts nerfed in JA :()

My vote has to go to Diablo 2. That game is digital crack.

DJJasonp
08-28-2007, 02:08 PM
I remember getting the original Tomb Raider on Playstation....and losing sleep for days until I finished it.

Something about that game had me hooked and I loved it.

The last game that came close to that was the Matrix game on PS2 and Max Payne (both were very similar to each other).

Saulbadguy
08-28-2007, 02:29 PM
Chrono Trigger.

KCChiefsMan
08-28-2007, 02:42 PM
Oblivion, I could get lost in that game for hours. Another one was Guitar Hero II, I pop in the game and the next thing I knew it was 6 hours later

Cochise
08-28-2007, 02:43 PM
What server were you on?

I was on Vallon Zek, Sullon Zek (when it first came online) and then Brell Serrelis..from 2000 until 2004...maybe 2005

the seventh hammer... from sometime in the velious era to right after POP.

Fishpicker
08-28-2007, 03:24 PM
Half Life 2 and all the mods. Counter-Strike:Source especially.

patteeu
08-28-2007, 03:25 PM
Unreal Tournament - Low gravity.

Mr. Laz
08-28-2007, 03:41 PM
Diablo II battle chest online

Baldur's gate series

civilization

original Doom

keg in kc
08-28-2007, 03:42 PM
I can't count the number of hours of my life I've lost in MMOs. I'd imagine any game that I spend thousands of hours playing would have to qualify as "great", so EQ and WoW, at least.

I'd call the entire Baldur's Gate series great, and I'd also call KotOR and Jade Empire great (although that was incredibly short).

I think the next great game I play will be Mass Effect.

arrowhead20
08-28-2007, 04:45 PM
starcraft
and Day of Defeat:Source

Fruit Ninja
08-28-2007, 05:05 PM
I can't count the number of hours of my life I've lost in MMOs. I'd imagine any game that I spend thousands of hours playing would have to qualify as "great", so EQ and WoW, at least.

I'd call the entire Baldur's Gate series great, and I'd also call KotOR and Jade Empire great (although that was incredibly short).

I think the next great game I play will be Mass Effect.i amnot much of a single player RPG'er, but my next great game will probably be Assasins Creed. I may check out Mass Effect. Not sure yet.

SLAG
08-28-2007, 05:23 PM
lego star wars II with my 4yr old son

chief2bowl
08-28-2007, 05:31 PM
last great was twisted metal

Valiant
08-28-2007, 06:00 PM
Starsiege, before they came out with that Tribes crap..

Game had unbelievable customization and easily handled 64 player mech battles..

Also Twisted Metal 2: You could have the god mode on and still not kill me in that game if I was thumper..

KCChiefsMan
08-28-2007, 08:10 PM
starcraft
and Day of Defeat:Source

ah yes, Starcraft. How could have I forgotten about that game! I'm buying a new computer right before Starcraft 2 comes out next year just so I can play it

Frazod
08-28-2007, 08:55 PM
Games I would rank as great:

Knights of the Old Republic
Freelancer

My two all-time favorites. I could play either of these through again at any time. Love 'em. Sucks that Freelancer won't adapt to the widescreen monitor, though. :(

Mostly great

Jade Empire (really close to the first two, but doesn't have quite the replayability)
F.E.A.R.
Fable
Oblivion
Godfather
Diablo
Knights of the Old Republic II (mostly, excepting the shitty ending)

Games I really miss but can't play anymore because they're tool old for new computers:

Master of Magic
Conquest of the New World

KCinNY
08-28-2007, 09:17 PM
Original version of Panzer General for DOS. Stragtegic, challenging and endless hours of mind-absorbing bliss.

QuikSsurfer
08-28-2007, 09:20 PM
PC: Tie Fighter
genesis: flashback
saturn: Panzer Dragon (first one)
dreamcast: Shenmue
Xbox: Half-life 2 or Silent Hill 2
360: Oblivion

RedDread
08-28-2007, 09:36 PM
Honestly it's been Bioshock. Before that, I would have to say Half-Life 2.

Before that... Starsiege: Tribes

Bowser
08-29-2007, 12:00 AM
Interactive porn.

Leisure Suit Larry?

Guru
08-29-2007, 12:07 AM
I lost hours to Doom, Doom II, Ultimate Doom and Final Doom. Hexen was great too.

TrickyNicky
08-29-2007, 07:10 AM
God of War II

Frosty
08-29-2007, 08:04 AM
Was it Gauntlet?

I loved playing Gauntlet at the arcade but couldn't afford to play as much as I wanted.

"Elf needs food. Badly" :rolleyes:

htismaqe
08-29-2007, 08:15 AM
I think Fable might be the last "great" game I've played...

Simply Red
08-29-2007, 08:22 AM
God of War II
One was pretty good as well.

Nightwish
08-29-2007, 08:25 AM
I think Fable might be the last "great" game I've played...That was a really good game, too. I never was able to get my attack modifier high enough (and keep it high enough after teleporting or gating out of the Hobbe Cave) to open the Demon Face at the Hobbe Cave entrance, though! I spent a whole afternoon trying to do that, just going in and clearing out Hobbes and letting them respawn each time I went into a new room, until I had it high enough, but then it would drop by like half when I tried to teleport back to the stone. Dammit! I guess I could have taken some online advice, and just lured a woman out to the beach and then beat the crap out of her until my modifier was something like 30+, but I wasn't trying to play an evil character. Do you know any "good character" ways to do that?

Frazod
08-29-2007, 08:42 AM
That was a really good game, too. I never was able to get my attack modifier high enough (and keep it high enough after teleporting or gating out of the Hobbe Cave) to open the Demon Face at the Hobbe Cave entrance, though! I spent a whole afternoon trying to do that, just going in and clearing out Hobbes and letting them respawn each time I went into a new room, until I had it high enough, but then it would drop by like half when I tried to teleport back to the stone. Dammit! I guess I could have taken some online advice, and just lured a woman out to the beach and then beat the crap out of her until my modifier was something like 30+, but I wasn't trying to play an evil character. Do you know any "good character" ways to do that?

I did it a couple of times. Don't remember the details, but it was a pain in the ass. The last time I played I tried for a while and gave up. IIRC, the item you get isn't really worth the trouble, either. Best weapon in the game is the Soulus broadsword for sale in Upper Bowerstone (even better than Jack's). I always save my money to buy that as quickly as possible - it's expensive, but well worth it.

Baby Lee
08-29-2007, 01:55 PM
Not a big 'gamer,' but the most fun I ever had playing an arcade game was a medievel form of football/rugby, played in a castle courtyard.

You controlled players with a trackball, switched between players you were controlling with a button, and basically careened around trying to pick up the pigskin or blast the guy with the pigskin.

I think there may have been as many as four trackballs/four players.

As the levels continued your guys got bigger and better at jacking up, and obstacles would pop up out of nowhere.

Just hours of spinning the trackball and watching the mayhem.

htismaqe
08-29-2007, 02:07 PM
That was a really good game, too. I never was able to get my attack modifier high enough (and keep it high enough after teleporting or gating out of the Hobbe Cave) to open the Demon Face at the Hobbe Cave entrance, though! I spent a whole afternoon trying to do that, just going in and clearing out Hobbes and letting them respawn each time I went into a new room, until I had it high enough, but then it would drop by like half when I tried to teleport back to the stone. Dammit! I guess I could have taken some online advice, and just lured a woman out to the beach and then beat the crap out of her until my modifier was something like 30+, but I wasn't trying to play an evil character. Do you know any "good character" ways to do that?

No clue. My character was sporting horns and a full cohort of buzzing flies fairly early in the game... :evil:

Mr Luzcious
08-29-2007, 02:08 PM
I have yet to try Fable, because it looks so short.. but perhaps I will after reading all this.

htismaqe
08-29-2007, 02:11 PM
I have yet to try Fable, because it looks so short.. but perhaps I will after reading all this.

It is pretty short.

The one thing that works in my favor with a game like this is that I explore EVERY inch of the game. I don't every skip anything.

htismaqe
08-29-2007, 02:12 PM
Oh, and I also played the original Fable. You can now get Fable - The Lost Chapters pretty cheap, which is a bit longer because it includes previously unreleased content.

Mr Luzcious
08-29-2007, 02:17 PM
Oh, and I also played the original Fable. You can now get Fable - The Lost Chapters pretty cheap, which is a bit longer because it includes previously unreleased content.

Yeah, I heard it wasn't any better though, I'll probably just go for the original. Cheap enough that I won't mind the shortness, hopefully.

Fat Elvis
08-29-2007, 02:17 PM
City of Heroes

Frazod
08-29-2007, 02:40 PM
I have yet to try Fable, because it looks so short.. but perhaps I will after reading all this.

I actually liked Fable better than Oblivion. Oblivion's a good game, but once you get past the DAMN THIS IS BIG factor, after a while, you realize it's just the same shit over and over and over. I bought the Shivering Isles expansion and played it for about 2 hours before I realized I'd wasted my money because I was just completely burnt out on the whole concept. Maybe I'll give it another shot someday when I'm bored. Perhaps I'll give it a shot as a vampire assassin. Personally, I always thought going through the assassin guild missions was the best part of the game anyway.

htismaqe
08-29-2007, 02:42 PM
I actually liked Fable better than Oblivion. Oblivion's a good game, but once you get past the DAMN THIS IS BIG factor, after a while, you realize it's just the same shit over and over and over. I bought the Shivering Isles expansion and played it for about 2 hours before I realized I'd wasted my money because I was just completely burnt out on the whole concept. Maybe I'll give it another shot someday when I'm bored. Perhaps I'll give it a shot as a vampire assassin. Personally, I always thought going through the assassin guild missions was the best part of the game anyway.

I've had that problem with the Elder Scrolls series ever since Daggerfall.

At some point, the "vast and expansive game world" becomes devoid of character, story, and direction.

I much prefer a linear storyline that gives the impression of tangible progress...

CHIEF4EVER
08-29-2007, 02:45 PM
HALO2 on Legendary. 2d pick, KOTOR.

Mr. Laz
08-29-2007, 03:10 PM
Oblivion's a good game, but once you get past the DAMN THIS IS BIG factor, after a while, you realize it's just the same shit over and over and over.
yep

El Jefe
08-29-2007, 03:29 PM
Back in the day we used to rock, AOE2 everyday at school for years.

CHIEF4EVER
08-29-2007, 03:40 PM
Back in the day we used to rock, AOE2 everyday at school for years.

My favorite PC game alongside Empire Earth. I only listed XBOX games previously. The Rogue Spear series was fun PvP online as well on the PC.

KCChiefsMan
08-29-2007, 03:43 PM
I have my eye on Mass Effect which is coming out in a few months. I good feeling about this game

KcMizzou
08-29-2007, 04:00 PM
I'm a sucker for JRPGs.

Final Fantasy, DragonQuest, Chrono Trigger, Breath of Fire, etc.

Right now I'm enjoying Bioshock, and waiting impatiently for Mass Effect and Lost Odyssey.

http://www.gamespot.com/video/928334/6174971/lost-odyssey-e3-2007-trailer

Frazod
08-29-2007, 06:04 PM
I've had that problem with the Elder Scrolls series ever since Daggerfall.

At some point, the "vast and expansive game world" becomes devoid of character, story, and direction.

I much prefer a linear storyline that gives the impression of tangible progress...

With Oblivion, I think the central story is the weakest link. In my last game, I've completed pretty much everything but the central story. The guild missions are far more interesting. Got my character up to the point where nothing's really a challenge anymore, but starting over seems more like a pain in the ass than fun. I get enough pain in the ass stuff at work - that's not what I play these games for.

KcMizzou
08-29-2007, 06:49 PM
This is why I like japanese RPGS.

People don't seem to like the fact that they're linear, and they don't like turn based combat.

I like them because I can play them at my own pace... they're not nerve wracking... and each time you play you get a little more of the story, so it's always different.

It's a bit like playing Bejewled, or solitaire, with killer visuals.

I find them fun and relaxing.

While I love games like Bioshock and Forza 2, I don't want to be tense all the time.

KC Jones
08-29-2007, 07:27 PM
I've had that problem with the Elder Scrolls series ever since Daggerfall.

At some point, the "vast and expansive game world" becomes devoid of character, story, and direction.

I much prefer a linear storyline that gives the impression of tangible progress...

Yep. I never even finished Oblivion for that very reason. The last few portals I closed I decided to not even fight anyone - just run through as fast as possible and grab the gem to close them. Shortly thereafter I realized I had no interest in continuing.

For me the last 2 'great' games were NWN because of the community modules, and Savage. I've probably logged more hours of NWNs playing different campaigns than any other game.

Silock
08-29-2007, 07:30 PM
Last great game: World of Warcraft. Yes, timesink, blah blah blah... I've sold my accounts 4 different times and ended up buying new ones to start over. I can't stop.

Before that, the last great game was Morrowind, which was infinitely better than Oblivion. Halo was also great, much better than Halo 2.

KcMizzou
08-29-2007, 07:37 PM
Last great game: World of Warcraft. Yes, timesink, blah blah blah... I've sold my accounts 4 different times and ended up buying new ones to start over. I can't stop.
WoW's fantastic. No shame in that. I'm pretty much done with it, but 2 1/2 years isn't a bad run. :)

(still paying my 15 a month just to pvp with a RL buddy on weekends)

Nightwish
08-30-2007, 10:03 AM
For me the last 2 'great' games were NWN because of the community modules, and Savage. I've probably logged more hours of NWNs playing different campaigns than any other game.
I haven't tried those yet, except for a couple that came preloaded on NWN2. Been meaning to, though. I also want to tinker around with the toolset one of these days, see about making my own module.

htismaqe
08-30-2007, 10:07 AM
This is why I like japanese RPGS.

People don't seem to like the fact that they're linear, and they don't like turn based combat.

I like them because I can play them at my own pace... they're not nerve wracking... and each time you play you get a little more of the story, so it's always different.

It's a bit like playing Bejewled, or solitaire, with killer visuals.

I find them fun and relaxing.

While I love games like Bioshock and Forza 2, I don't want to be tense all the time.

FF X for the PS2 was one of the best games I've ever played. And the Blitzball feature was a cool little diversion within the game.

StcChief
08-30-2007, 10:09 AM
Pong

Frazod
08-30-2007, 10:31 AM
This is why I like japanese RPGS.

People don't seem to like the fact that they're linear, and they don't like turn based combat.

I like them because I can play them at my own pace... they're not nerve wracking... and each time you play you get a little more of the story, so it's always different.

It's a bit like playing Bejewled, or solitaire, with killer visuals.

I find them fun and relaxing.

While I love games like Bioshock and Forza 2, I don't want to be tense all the time.

What are some examples of these games?

htismaqe
08-30-2007, 10:33 AM
What are some examples of these games?

Like I said, Final Fantasy X was one of the best games ever made.

I also like the Grandia series.

Frazod
08-30-2007, 10:34 AM
Like I said, Final Fantasy X was one of the best games ever made.

I also like the Grandia series.

Maybe I'll give it a look when I'm done with Bioshock. Never played any of them.

Mr. Laz
08-30-2007, 10:38 AM
Yep. I never even finished Oblivion for that very reason. The last few portals I closed I decided to not even fight anyone - just run through as fast as possible and grab the gem to close them. Shortly thereafter I realized I had no interest in continuing..

hehe ..... i just made an invisibility ring and did the same. ROFL

JBucc
08-30-2007, 10:40 AM
I started doing that in Oblivion as well. After a while you realize every cave/temple/oblivion realm/whatever is the same as the last one and you're not missing anything by running through as fast as possible. After I finished the main quest I just turned the diffculty down to zero and slaughtered everyone who crossed my path.

Mr. Laz
08-30-2007, 11:40 AM
Titan's Quest is pretty good ..... but you have to get the expansion pack Immortal Throne as well to get rid of all the bugs in the original. Seriously ... don't even try to play Titan Quest by itself. Blue screen of death-ville.


Heroes of might and magic V is pretty good too. The more you put into the strategy of it the more you get out of it.

htismaqe
08-30-2007, 11:50 AM
Titan's Quest is pretty good ..... but you have to get the expansion pack Immortal Throne as well to get rid of all the bugs in the original. Seriously ... don't even try to play Titan Quest by itself. Blue screen of death-ville.

Heroes of might and magic V is pretty good too. The more you put into the strategy of it the more you get out of it.


I've been thinking about picking up TQ and the expansion...

KcMizzou
08-30-2007, 11:51 AM
I've been thinking about picking up TQ and the expansion...It's a complete Diablo rip-off. (which isn't necessarily a bad thing.)

I actually didn't have any problems with the original version. Maybe they'd fixed the bugs by the time I got a copy.

Mr. Laz
08-30-2007, 11:52 AM
I've been thinking about picking up TQ and the expansion...
if you liked Diablo II ... TQ is very similiar



not quite as good though, but enjoyable.

TrickyNicky
08-30-2007, 05:10 PM
Oh yeah, and Company of Heroes was absolutely great.

Calcountry
08-30-2007, 06:33 PM
For me it definitely was Stargate, by Williams electronics.

We use to pack free ships into the computer and play until the Arcade closed on one quarter. My buddy and I use to take turns so that we could get a soda and take a pee and such.

Of Course, this is 20+ years back in the day.

KC Jones
08-30-2007, 07:25 PM
How could I forget... Questron - first RPG I ever played on my C64

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c4/Questron_C64.png

Valiant
08-30-2007, 11:21 PM
Titan's Quest is pretty good ..... but you have to get the expansion pack Immortal Throne as well to get rid of all the bugs in the original. Seriously ... don't even try to play Titan Quest by itself. Blue screen of death-ville.


Heroes of might and magic V is pretty good too. The more you put into the strategy of it the more you get out of it.


They pretty much force everybody to have highspeed internet now to download patchs and hotfixes to correct all the mistakes and bugs they release when the games go gold...

Jenson71
08-30-2007, 11:33 PM
The Godfather on PS2.

Before that, probably Call of Duty or Vice City

Frazod
08-30-2007, 11:43 PM
The Godfather on PS2.

Before that, probably Call of Duty or Vice City

Godfather rocks. It has great replayability, too - even though I've had it for a couple of years now, I can always go back to it. Really fun game. Gotta love all the goomba dialogue, too. :D

Nightwish
08-30-2007, 11:51 PM
Another one I really enjoyed on the XBox 360 is Bullet Witch, although I've still never been able to get past the flying demon in the airplane sequence.

htismaqe
08-31-2007, 08:29 AM
How could I forget... Questron - first RPG I ever played on my C64

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c4/Questron_C64.png

My first RPG was Eamon Adventures on my Apple IIc.

Wa-Z
09-01-2007, 12:59 PM
WoW is incredible...I wish I had the time to play it though.

Digital Takawira
09-01-2007, 01:52 PM
http://media.ign.com/games/image/object/793/793105/Bioshock_360BOX_USboxart_160w.jpg

luv
09-01-2007, 02:06 PM
Super Mario Bros on NES. Tetris was a close second.

Fruit Ninja
09-01-2007, 02:25 PM
Super Mario Bros on NES. Tetris was a close second.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=BUwGfObGCZo

just for you. haha

PastorMikH
09-01-2007, 03:44 PM
For me it's Urban Assault - with the force feedback joystick. I love that game, nothing else since has come close for me.

Anyone know anything that would be similar to it?

Deberg_1990
09-01-2007, 03:57 PM
Contra. 1988

CHIEF4EVER
09-01-2007, 05:59 PM
For me it's Urban Assault - with the force feedback joystick. I love that game, nothing else since has come close for me.

Anyone know anything that would be similar to it?

Do you mean like Rogue Spear:Urban Assault? I LOVED that game and played it online a lot.

listopencil
09-01-2007, 10:11 PM
Uncharted Waters-New Horizons for the SNES. Also Nobunaga's Ambition.

htismaqe
09-02-2007, 09:44 AM
Contra. 1988

Available on XBox Live Arcade.

Mr. Laz
09-02-2007, 10:26 AM
alright damnit ..... how do you set up "recall teleportation" in Fable.

manual tells you that you can ...... but then doesn't tell you how. :cuss:


interesting game ...... clunky controls

Nightwish
09-02-2007, 11:03 AM
alright damnit ..... how do you set up "recall teleportation" in Fable.
Are you playing the PC or 360 version? There are four icons in the lower left corner, and the bottom icon is the teleport icon (although sometimes it won't be available, for instance if you're carrying a spade and/or a fishing rod and are in an area where they can be used). For the 360 version, just press the "down" arrow key, and it should bring up a world teleport screen, so that you can teleport to any of the locations that are already on your map. Among the teleport choices, there should also be one for the last place that you used your teleport ability. Your "recall" site should also be available if you teleport from focus sites, if I'm not mistaken.

If you're playing the PC version, I'm not sure how you do it, but you can probably just click on that icon (it's the button with just the general Fable icon, the one that looks like some kind of weird tribal tattoo).

Also, I don't think you can use teleport right away. I think you have to reach a certain point in the game before it becomes available.

Mr. Laz
09-02-2007, 11:18 AM
Are you playing the PC or 360 version? There are four icons in the lower left corner, and the bottom icon is the teleport icon (although sometimes it won't be available, for instance if you're carrying a spade and/or a fishing rod and are in an area where they can be used). For the 360 version, just press the "down" arrow key, and it should bring up a world teleport screen, so that you can teleport to any of the locations that are already on your map. Among the teleport choices, there should also be one for the last place that you used your teleport ability. Your "recall" site should also be available if you teleport from focus sites, if I'm not mistaken.

If you're playing the PC version, I'm not sure how you do it, but you can probably just click on that icon (it's the button with just the general Fable icon, the one that looks like some kind of weird tribal tattoo).

Also, I don't think you can use teleport right away. I think you have to reach a certain point in the game before it becomes available.
PC version

Thanks, i'll look for the icon .....

maybe it's too early in the game because i see all the teleportation places. The Guild and and towns i've already been to ... but no "last location"

:shrug:

Nightwish
09-02-2007, 11:29 AM
PC version

Thanks, i'll look for the icon .....

maybe it's too early in the game because i see all the teleportation places. The Guild and and towns i've already been to ... but no "last location"

:shrug:It won't show a "last location" until you specifically use it from the icon. If you've only been teleporting from the focus sites (those floating, glowing blue discs with a map design emblazoned on them), it won't show a "last location." With the focus sites, you can only teleport from one focus site to another focus site. With the icon, you can teleport between two specific locations, like from in front of the house of a future betrothed to the front of a merchant in another town where you can buy wedding rings, but you might have to do some clever math to set up the path, because you have to establish both points before it starts working as an effective shortcut. You'll have to go to one location, then teleport to somewhere else (it can be random), walk/run the old fashioned way to your second teleport location, then use your icon again. This time, the first location should be available as a "last location teleported from." You can now teleport freely between the two spots as many times as you want, as long as you don't use it from a third location in between.

Mr. Laz
09-02-2007, 11:36 AM
With the icon, you can teleport between two specific locations, like from in front of the house of a future betrothed to the front of a merchant in another town where you can buy wedding rings.

this is what i'm looking for ..... tired of having to run all the way from the last blue glowy place to deep dark cave i just teleported out of to the guild for a new quest card or something.

Nightwish
09-02-2007, 11:41 AM
this is what i'm looking for ..... tired of having to run all the way from the last blue glowy place to deep dark cave i just teleported out of to the guild for a new quest card or something.
You'll still have to do some old fashioned running to set up the teleportation path between point A and point B, because it will only hold in memory the last place you teleported from. You'll have to teleport from Point A, then walk/run to Point B, and teleport from there back to Point A. Now, as long as you don't teleport from a Point C at some point in between, you should be able to pop freely back and forth between Point A and Point B, because when you pop to Point B, it'll remember Point A, and when you pop to Point A, it'll remember Point B.

Mr. Laz
09-02-2007, 11:43 AM
You'll still have to do some old fashioned running to set up the teleportation path between point A and point B, because it will only hold in memory the last place you teleported from. You'll have to teleport from Point A, then walk/run to Point B, and teleport from there back to Point A. Now, as long as you don't teleport from a Point C at some point in between, you should be able to pop freely back and forth between Point A and Point B, because when you pop to Point B, it'll remember Point A, and when you pop to Point A, it'll remember Point B.
yea ... all i want is to be able to teleport from deepest darkess africa back to the guild or town and then be able to "recall" back to africa.

Nightwish
09-02-2007, 11:53 AM
yea ... all i want is to be able to teleport from deepest darkess africa back to the guild or town and then be able to "recall" back to africa.Once you play around with the teleport icon a little bit, you'll find that pretty easy to do. However, I don't think you can teleport inside of something. You can teleport to the mouth of a cave, for instance, but not inside the cave.

Mr. Laz
09-02-2007, 05:48 PM
Once you play around with the teleport icon a little bit, you'll find that pretty easy to do. However, I don't think you can teleport inside of something. You can teleport to the mouth of a cave, for instance, but not inside the cave.
just killed the white balverine


still can't teleport anywhere except for established blue way points.

TRR
09-03-2007, 10:00 AM
Metal Gear Solid on PS....

Other than that, I just play Madden and College Bball.

Mr. Laz
09-03-2007, 10:05 AM
woo woo .... just won the Arena challenge and now i have the "Recall" option. PBJ PBJ

Count Zarth
09-03-2007, 10:09 AM
Half Life 2: Episode One

Need to play STALKER.

Bowser
09-03-2007, 10:13 AM
Half Life 2: Episode One

Need to play STALKER.

Yeah, I'm running out of patience waiting for Half Life: Episode 1 and 2 to hit the 360 platform. Also look forward to playing Portal, as well....

Mr. Laz
09-03-2007, 10:23 AM
game selection on sale, circuit city.

9.99

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KcMizzou
09-03-2007, 12:10 PM
Here's a cool free little MMO.

It's surprisingly good, and doesn't take itself too seriously. (Items like [Cardboard Greatsword of the Psychotic Hippo])

http://www.dungeonrunners.com/

luv
09-03-2007, 12:20 PM
What about Pong on Atari?

Or Centipede or Frogger?


:p

Nightwish
09-03-2007, 12:29 PM
woo woo .... just won the Arena challenge and now i have the "Recall" option. PBJ PBJ
Hmm, I could swear I had it sooner than that. Maybe I didn't.

PastorMikH
09-03-2007, 02:56 PM
Do you mean like Rogue Spear:Urban Assault? I LOVED that game and played it online a lot.



Actually, the Urban Assault game I play came from Microsoft with the Force Feedback Joystick. The setting is Europe in the future. Several different alien groups are taking over parts of Europe. You create and command weaponry such as tanks, copters and planes. You can even jump into any vehicle created and fight the aliens personally.

Mr. Laz
09-03-2007, 03:01 PM
Actually, the Urban Assault game I play came from Microsoft with the Force Feedback Joystick. The setting is Europe in the future. Several different alien groups are taking over parts of Europe. You create and command weaponry such as tanks, copters and planes. You can even jump into any vehicle created and fight the aliens personally.
you,you kill stuff ........ for fun???





oh Padre :sulk:

Nightwish
09-03-2007, 05:14 PM
Actually, the Urban Assault game I play came from Microsoft with the Force Feedback Joystick. The setting is Europe in the future. Several different alien groups are taking over parts of Europe. You create and command weaponry such as tanks, copters and planes. You can even jump into any vehicle created and fight the aliens personally.Sounds fun. It also reminds me of one I haven't played yet, but really want to try - Destroy All Humans 2.

ThaVirus
09-04-2007, 05:52 PM
To answer the original question, the last great game I played was probably GTA: San Andreas. Video games, and movies, seem to all give me at least a little bit of enjoyment. I don't think I've ever bought a game and regretted it later.

I remember growing up and playing Super Mario World, 007: Goldeneye, NBA Jam, Madden, Mortal Kombat, etc. with friends, but those games just passed the time. The games I remember being completely enthralled in are FF7, Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, FF8, FFX, GTA: San Andreas, Resident Evil 4, and God of War (to a some-what lesser extent). These games are above all others for there own reasons I guess.

I remember FF7 was my first RPG and probably my favorite game ever. I was 7 or 8 when I beat it so I re-bought it recently and noticed a lot of things that I guess I just wasn't smart enough to catch the first time. I still love all the characters, customization, music, and hidden secrets. I don't really know what it was about Zelda that I loved so much...I guess it was all the things you could do in the game. It was kind of similar to the Final Fantasies with all the tasks you had to complete. GTA: San Andreas just had that great early 90's West Coast gangsta vibe that I love. I always felt like there were too many crimes and too little time to commit them lol...I'm gettin a little too nostalgic right now so I'm just gonna stop ramblin.

icepick64
09-04-2007, 06:53 PM
Bioshock

KcMizzou
09-04-2007, 06:56 PM
Bioshock:thumb:

They hit that one out of the park.

Redrum_69
09-05-2007, 08:38 AM
FF7....Knights of the Round....that is all

Fried Meat Ball!
09-05-2007, 09:08 AM
Oblivion for me.

Redrum_69
09-06-2007, 11:38 AM
They should make a remake of Bionic Commando...

SCChief
09-06-2007, 04:32 PM
the seventh hammer... from sometime in the velious era to right after POP.

Seventh Hammer myself, from Kunark to Gates of Discord

Nightwish
09-06-2007, 05:15 PM
Anybody played "The Darkness," yet? How is it?

KcMizzou
09-06-2007, 06:01 PM
Anybody played "The Darkness," yet? How is it?I bought it, but I've barely scratched the surface. I got into Bioshock, and now I'm playing Blue Dragon to death. (I'm a big japanese RPG guy)

The voice acting and atmosphere is really cool, and there are a lot of neat touches. (for instance, from what I understand you can watch complete movies on the TVs in the game. The first one you run into is "To Kill a Mockingbird.")

I haven't played it enough to give you an honest review though.

Mr. Laz
09-08-2007, 05:05 PM
Fable was fun ..... but short.


i don't know that i see much replay ability to it either ..... once as good, once as evil.