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gh4chiefs
07-07-2001, 11:27 AM
I'm bored and there's no Chiefs news so I thought I'd start another useless NFBT thread.

How many of you out there are video-gamers. I'm 40 years old and I'm ashamed to admit I'm hooked on the damned things. One of my favorites is Playstation's "Medal of Honor." IMHO it's the greatest video game I ever played. I love FPS and it's a simple straightforward game that's tons of fun. I especially like the historical context of WWII and the fact you battle real enemies instead of monsters, zombies, aliens, etc.

How about y'all? What's your favorites?

aturnis
07-07-2001, 11:57 AM
I would have to say that my favorite playstation game is Metal Gear Solid because of the fun gameplay, and the awesome in depth storyline. Medal of Honor was the ONLY FPS I have ever really enjoyed, I don't like battleing monsters and crazy stuff like that. I also HATE RPG's!!! For my favorite PS2 game, that would either be FIFA 2001 Soccer, Madden NFL 2001......both great games. My most anticipated for release...? Metal Gear Solid 2, and Silent Hill 2.

tpmagicman
07-07-2001, 01:57 PM
Both are excellent games my friends! Have you guys tried "Medal of Honor: Underground" that came out last Christmas. It is even better and more difficult. I highly recommend it. What is coming out new that should be good.?I haven't gotten a game since Triple Play Baseball in April. I would agree that the "Medal of Honor" games are by far the best I ever played.

MrBlond
07-07-2001, 02:36 PM
The Resident Evil series. Metal Gear Solid. The Tomb Raider series.

Skip Towne
07-07-2001, 03:54 PM
Pac-man. Cause even old people can play it.

gh4chiefs
07-07-2001, 04:36 PM
TP,

I do have MOH:Underground and it's a good game but I didn't like it as much as the original because for one thing it is a bit harder and in the later bonus missions I finally gave up because I just couldn't beat it. I was also put off a little by the dogs carrying machine guns and bazookas. It seemed totally out of character relative to the realism of the first one.

I've recently completed Red Faction for PS2. I really liked that game. It was the first game I'd played where you could save at any point in the game (I'm told there are others I just haven't played them). I wish all video games had that feature.

I'm playing a PS game called Syphon Filter right now and I think it's a great game but just too damn hard for my old slow reflexes. There's too many places in the game where you have to have pinpoint precision placement with the controller with no margin for error and no second chance. That can get pretty frustrating after awhile.

I have Tomb Raider but have only played it through a couple of levels. I know it's popular but I really don't get it. Just not my cup of tea I suppose.

One Arrowhead Dave
07-07-2001, 05:55 PM
I have MOH and MOH Underground and I give them both two thumbs up.
MOH Frontline is due early 02' for the PS2 and there will be MOH combat flight simulator released after that(name escapes me).

NASCAR Heat for PS2 is top notch.

Sky Odessy for PS2 is another great game.(flight simulator/fantasy)



Waiting for NCAA football 02' for PS2........

47mack
07-08-2001, 05:52 AM
CARMAGEDDON

Nothing but blood and fun as hell. Makes me want to go run people over...just kidding.

philfree
07-08-2001, 10:04 AM
Never was real into video games but at one time I was hooked on Madden 98. Now I'm hooked on Nascar 3 and racing on the internet. Of course I have my CP hooked up to my big screen and that makes it really cool.

PhilFree :cool:

Bwana
07-08-2001, 10:54 AM
Given the chance and time (not often) I warm up to Delta Force 2 in the computer. I don't own a play station or anything like that.

Fat Elvis
07-08-2001, 11:58 AM
I'm a Team Fortress Classic Junkie.

I also like Age of Empires 2.

Civ 2 also rules.

KCWolfman
07-08-2001, 02:44 PM
I like Nocturne and the Blair Witch Trilogy....
I also like all the Might and Magics (even the lame 8th one)
I loved Deus Ex (a glorified version of Syphon Filter)
And I like any WWI or WWII fight plane games - Red Baron being my personal favorite.


WOoooo, it's good to be back.

:D

DaWolf
07-08-2001, 02:56 PM
On my hard drive right now:

Baldur's Gate 2: Throne of Bhaal
Aliens vs Predator Gold
Black and White
The Sims
Madden 2001
High Heat Baseball 2002


And I loved the Fallout series. Blowing off peoples heads with my shotgun, going to New Reno and becoming a porn star, getting married and pimping off my wife so I could earn some extra cash, joining the mob, all classic...

KCWolfman
07-08-2001, 03:10 PM
Wolf - I was disappointed with Black and White. It had the potential to be so much more, yet in the end was very predictable.

Rausch
07-08-2001, 03:15 PM
I loved all the Command and Conquer games, and someone will have do die over at Westwood Studios if they don't come out with a mac version soon...



I have Age of Empires 1, but have not played 2...

As far as options and management ability, Madden 2001....But as far as gameplay, graphics, look and feel when actually PLAYING the game it's NFL 2K1 EASILY.....Sega just knows how ta' makes sports games.


Fifa is great on PS2, but so far the PS2 was really a waste of cash for me...

DaWolf
07-08-2001, 07:24 PM
Wolfman,
I agree. I haven't actually played it in a couple of months. I was going to uninstall it, but said what the heck, I'll wait for the patch to see if that helps anything, but the bastards still haven't put the patch out.

Ah well, never believe the hype until you see it with your own eyes...

TopJet2
07-08-2001, 09:51 PM
Have you played starcraft or starcraft broodwars?? Unbelievable fun

Frazod
07-09-2001, 11:46 PM
I picked up the expansion for Diablo II yesterday. It's pretty cool (some new character classes and an extra level I haven't got to yet). I've got a Druid character who can shapeshift in bear. Went through the entire first level without getting killed. The Druid kicks a$$. :mad:

Pitt Gorilla
07-10-2001, 12:42 AM
Where are my Bond/Perfect Dark bros?

mcan
07-10-2001, 12:59 AM
I bought a PS2 the day it came out. I camped in line overnight and bought that with Madden 2001. All I play are sports games, and I have not bought any other games. I can't get enough of Madden though. It is purely the best game ever made. Of course, my Chiefs are vastly overrated after changing everybodies abilities. I am at an impasse though due to the Mayes/Morris issue. Morris is fine on my game, so do I still pick up Mayes and have him at third receiver? That just doesn't seem right since we would not have picked him up if Morris was still up and at em. Do I cut Morris? That would be a shame, and somewhat sad. Reminds me of when I had to cut DT from my roster after his death. I know I'm sick, but I NEED my roster to be right.

morphius
07-10-2001, 01:07 AM
games I'm most likely to play when a chance does arrive, and I enjoy only multiplayer games for the most part.

AoE 1 or 2
Unreal Tournement (Capture the Flag, Low gravitiy and instagib (one shot kills))
NHL 2001 (Must figure out how to get my face on there one of these days)
Motocross Madness 1 or 2 (Tag is kind of enjoyable for stupid fun)

I could never get AvP to work in multiplayer, worked great for single player but the video went to crap when I tried multi.

ExtremeChief
07-10-2001, 06:40 AM
I have Monster Truck Madness 2 and Microsoft Golf on my PC...the kid has a N64, but I don't play it much.

I recently picked up 4X4 Evo...excellent graphics for a racing game.

Bob Dole
07-10-2001, 06:45 AM
Bob Dole has Stella installed and a wonderful "Frogger" binary.

Space Invaders comes in a close second.

KCinGA
07-10-2001, 08:11 AM
I'm a fan of Hitman... played the demo and really enjoyed it. You get a mission with a set of criteria for the mission to be successful. In the demo, there is only one mission with 4 criteria... kill a diplomat, hide his body, kill the chief of police, leave a peace of evidence at the scene that incriminates the diplomat.

It took me several tries to get this right. The challenge is to perform this mission without getting killed or killing anyone else. If you kill innocent citizens or someone you're not supposed to kill, it reflects badly on you as a hitman to perform your mission without drawing any attention to yourself.

I guess the whole thing is a bit morbid, but the challenge and attention to detail that is required is pretty enjoyable. You can't just go in and blow stuff up... you have to think about what you're doing and come up with a strategy of how you're going to go about doing it. I've found that timing and planning is everything in this game.

Lzen
07-10-2001, 12:57 PM
When I was a kid I would love to play Tron & Gauntlett at the arcade.
As far as what I like nowadays:
*Twisted Metal 1&2 on the Playstation & Twisted Metal:Black on the Playstation2
*Madden 2001 - I have it for the PS1 and the PS2 since I got it when it first came out last summer and didn't get my PS2 til this spring. EA Sports' Madden Football series never fails to disappoint
*Final Fantasy VII(PS1) - Huge story that will take you awhile to finish
*Command & Conquer: Red Alert(PS1)
*Metal Gear Solid(PS1) - One of the best, if not THE best, games of all times
*Grand Turismo(PS1) - Best racing game of all time
*NCAA Football 2000(PS1) - Another great EA Sports title
*Colony Wars(PS1)
*Sim City(PS1)
*Driver(PS1)

Most anticipated games:
*Grand Turismo 3: A-Spec (release date is today...YESSSSS!!!)
*NCAA Football 2002 (7/22/01)
*Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (Fall 2001)
*Final Fantasy X (Fall 2001)

Some PS2 games I've rented:
*Star Wars: Episode 1 Starfighter - fun game
*Ring of Red - Final Fantasy type game in a post WWII giant robot fighting machines type environment.
*Crazy Taxi - Fun game for awhile but not as good as I expected. It was made for teenagers. This was originally a Dreamcast title that they ported to the PS2. It also freezes up frequently. That's probably because it's a DC port.

For those of you who were talking about not being able to beat certain games, here's a couple great gaming sites that can help you:
www.ign.com
www.cheatplanet.com

KCTitus
07-10-2001, 01:22 PM
Lzen: GT3 is being released today in the midwest?! Damn, here on the east coast, we're not getting it until Thursday.

anxiously awaiting GT3 A-Spec myself.

BIG_DADDY
07-10-2001, 01:55 PM
Anybody ever try any of the motocross video games?

Lzen
07-10-2001, 03:34 PM
Actually Titus,
I was going by the release date listed on IGN.com. The Toys R Us store here has it listed as the 11th. In any case, I will have it soon. It was already release a couple months ago in Japan and it had some problems. Hopefully, they got the bugs worked out.

Big Daddy,
I have a demo of Microsoft Motorcross Madness on my PC.
I don't really play it but, my boys (ages 5 & 8) love it.

Lzen
07-10-2001, 03:36 PM
BD,
I have played Moto Racer 2 on the PS and my brother was into Jeremy McGrath. Both are pretty good games if you're into those type.

BIG_DADDY
07-10-2001, 03:46 PM
Yea I heard the moto madness is pretty good. I was wondering how the new PS 2 game was. Ricky Carmichael? Was kind of hoping someone had tried it out.

HC_Chief
07-10-2001, 03:56 PM
I enjoy just about any good tactical FPS: Delta Force, Counter Strike, Rainbow Six...<i>really</i> looking forward to the U.S. release of <a href="http://www.codemasters.com/flashpoint/">Operation Flashpoint</a>!!

I also enjoy emmersive FPS games like Deus Ex and Half Life

Quake/Doom/CTF/TFC/etc. - I'm burned-out on (especailly death-match)

StarCraft, WarCraft and Command & Conquer are solid games (especially the former two - Blizzard consistently releases brilliant titles)

For the console, I LOVE Tony Hawk Pro Skater and SSX!!! Madden 2001 is pretty good, but I prefer the PC version because you can download the latest team rosters ;) FIFA 2001 has got to be the most photo-realistic sports game I've ever seen.

Mark M
07-10-2001, 04:12 PM
Since I don't have enough $$ for a PS2 and will have to save to get an XBox next spring, here are my favorite PSX games (I need to get a PS2 just to play #2 of the series and GT3):

Gran Turismo 2: Had all, and I mean all of the tracks done except for the two Suzuki manufacturer races ... and then my memory card died. :( :mad: Six months down the drain. Working on doing it ... again.

NCAA Football 2001: The dynasty mode is awesome! Pick a school or create one and play for multiple seasons, winning championships and bowl games. Love to run the option.

Silent Hill: Scared the crap out of me and the Mrs. Mucho fun.

Tomb Raider series: Finished #4, almost done with #3 and have #1 & 2 to do next. My wife really likes them because it's more puzzle solving than killing. Me ... don't like adventure games, but have the hand-eye coordination my wife lacks. I drive ... she just tells me where to go. Kinda like real life. :rolleyes:

TriplePlay 2000: I got 2001, but like 2000 because you can earn some of the all-time greats. My Royals team has McCovey, Mantle, Jackson, Cy Young and Satchel Paige. Needless to say, don't loose much!


I really don't like the pro games that much, but Madden would be the choice there. Hate Blitz, Extreme and the other "fru-fru" football games ... too unrealistic.

MM
~~Looking for a PS2 handout ... anyone? ;)

tpmagicman
07-10-2001, 07:10 PM
Silent Hill: I second that emotion! My wife requires more sleep than I do so my Playstation time is usually from 11-1 p.m. No lie, I would sit there in the dark and play Silent Hill. With the music and the radio noise the tension is unbelievable. I would literally have to turn it off and watch something funny on T.V. to relax. Unreal. It is also the only game that I was forced to use the book to get through it. Great game.

KCWolfman
07-10-2001, 07:22 PM
Someone mentioned Hitman, and that reminds me of my all time favorite for the PC - Going Postal.

The graphics suck, the storyline is weak, but it has the most original viewpoint of any game I have ever played (plus owning a game that was forcibly discontinued is kinda neat, too).

You are a postal worker who has gone insane. You kill cops, army, national guard - and get bonus points for killing innocent bystanders, shoppers, and kids.

If you lose, you die. If you win, you are locked in an insane asylum for eternity.

Mark M
07-11-2001, 06:57 AM
tpmagicman--
The wife and I would also turn out the lights when we played SH. We would also light a few candles just for effect. Got through it in 13 hours and never died (of course, we had it on Easy. Accidentally erased it so we can't go through the Fear mode. Oh well ...).

MM
~~Can still hear the static from the radio in his ears.

gh4chiefs
07-11-2001, 07:10 AM
Looks like there are a lot of PC gamers out there. Most of the games I've played have been on a console like Playstation or N64. I haven't had very good luck finding good PC games as it seems the control interfaces are always hard to work. I guess I've always had cheap PC's and/or cheap joysticks.

I am however, eagerly awaiting the PC game Medal of Honor:Allied Assault.

Stryker
07-11-2001, 08:44 AM
Oh boy! Where do I start? :D

PC
Soldier of Fortune SW - Rouge Squadron
Serious Sam SW - Dark Forces, Jedi Knight
Quake (all) SW - Shadows of the Empire
Unreal DOOM I, II
Prince of Persia Viper Racing, TD 5, Motorcross Madness
Midtown Madness All the pinball games
Heavy Metal Fakk 2 Aces over Europe, Falcon series
Anxiously awaiting - Return to Castle Wolfenstein

PSX
Tomb Raider series Fear Effect series
Resident Evil series Hot Wheels Racing
Crash Team Racing Medal of Honor series
ALL FIGHTING games!

DC
Surf Rocket racing, Iron Aces, TR Chronicles, ALL Fighting games

Stryker
07-11-2001, 09:04 AM
I guess the "why" part of it is simple...I find it absolutely amazing!

I went to college and got my degree in Advertising but, wound up in computers because I always have enjoyed the cutting edge technologies that keep getting better and better.

As a kid, my brother and I always had the latest consoles. We bought an Atari and sold it with the games to get the NES, then the SNES, Genesis, yada, yada, yada. When I saw Prince of Persia, Castle Wolfenstein, and Out of This World on the PC for the first time, I WAS HOOKED :p

As graphics get faster and MB are piled on the train will never stop. I guess I will be a gamer until I die! :cool:

Now that I am married and have a 12 year old son, who enjoys having fun with the DC, PSX, N64, and PC the torch has been passed :D

~ Stryker (also a character in the Mortal Kombat series) DESTINY!

Lzen
07-11-2001, 10:37 AM
Mark M.,
That's hilarious. My wife would sit and watch me play for hours on games like that. She never plays video games herself but, she will watch me and make suggestions, too on games like Dino Crisis & Clock Tower. Clock Tower is a murder mystery game that's kinda cheesey but it scared the crap outta me and my boys when we first got it. Actually, it's not a game for the kiddies. Also, if any of you get Twisted Metal:Black, I would recommend that you don't play the movies in front of your kids. They are pretty gruesome and sick. I guess that would explain why it's rated M(mature).
NCAA 2001 is an awesome game. I love the dynasty mode, too. I would spend a few years with a team and build them into a champion and then, when my contract expired, I would go to a bad team and rebuild the program. I played that one for several months until my 4 year old scratched it up. I can't wait for NCAA 2002 for the PS2.

gh4chiefs
07-11-2001, 11:01 AM
What I meant by "why" Stryker is what makes for a good video game. That is, what do you like about games that make them your favorites.

I'll continue this thread by posting a few things I like and dislike about video games and see what other people have to say.

For me, graphics, sound, and story are secondary. I want a game that is easy to learn and not overly difficult to play. (Having an adjustable difficulty setting is a big plus!) That's whay I like Medal of Honor so well. It's challenging but not frustratingly difficult.

Red Faction for PS2 is a great game because it allows you to save at any point in the game. That single feature is something that is sorely lacking in most games I've played.

I hate games that require tedious moves. By that, I mean having to perform some kind of action with the controller that requires pinpoint movements or lightning fast reflexes. I've played several games where you're required to jump from point A to point B with NO room for error. That just zaps the fun for me. If it's hard and you have to try it a few times, okay, but after a dozen times, it just gets annoying.

Stryker
07-11-2001, 11:24 AM
Then the answer is graphics and playability for the games I mentioned.

Soldier of Fortune because the graphics and violence are INTENSE. There is something cool about taking a bad guys head clean off with a shotgun. The variety of weapons and enemies.

Delta Force Land Warrior. Superb graphics and realism in regards to terrain and drawing distance. Using the scope to snipe enemies 1000 yrds away is also a plus.

Tomb Raider and Resident Evil because they are harder games and not just cake walks. These games require tedious moves and thought. The concept of the games is also a plus.

Star Wars games because they have fluid motion and give the "feel" of flying in an X-Wing, Y-Wing, etc. The realism of the characters from the movies transformed to a game.

Fighting games for the sheer challange and aray of moves.

Gaz
07-11-2001, 12:04 PM
Does Free Cell count?

xoxo~
Gaz
Trained for pinball; inept with video games.

gh4chiefs
07-11-2001, 12:08 PM
I've started playing Tomb Raider and I'm not overly fond of it. I guess I dislike it for the same reasons you like it. I like games where you have to think, but I hate all the tedious controller movements.

Ironically I like the Duke Nukem games but there are numerous times when you have to perform some of those tedious tasks. I guess the overall game is good enough for me to get past that.

Medal of Honor also stands out as being a more realistic game. I mean that in it's historical context. I like being able to shoot at real enemies as opposed to monsters, etc. I'd like to see more WWII games like that.

tpmagicman
07-11-2001, 01:24 PM
Izen,

I too have played Clock Tower. The graphics and game play are horrible but the storyline is great. I would absolutely pee my pants when the elevator would open and there would be the turd with the big scissors. And without any weapons to speak of, it was darn near impossible and he wouldn't give up either, the chasing would go on and on and on. Hilarious game.

Mark M
07-11-2001, 02:31 PM
Izen--
Kinda fun having an audience, ain't it? What I hate is when the Mrs. says "Well, why did you do that?" I ask her if she'd like to try and she just says "No ... sorry." That's what I thought! ;) As far as NCAA goes, I too can't wait for next year's version. I've taken Brown to 3 undefeated seasons, won two nat'l champs each with Iowa State and Baylor, and went undefeated for three years with my own creation: The Alaska A&M Polar Bears (play in the Pac-10 ... had to kick out Cal to do it, but oh well).


I like a challenge in a game, but I also like ease of gameplay, so I guess I'm somewhere in the middle. I find Tomb Raider a total pain in the a$$ at times, but super fun others. The graphics are also important ... nothing worse than a square-headed monster trying to look tough. As far as sports games, realism is the key: real plays, moves and strategy make for a better game, IMO.


Has anyone out there played Risk for the PSX or PC? I've had it for almost 4 years and its never gotten old. New types of gameplay make for a different game each time. I HIGHLY recomend it for those who like strategy games. Anyone else know of some good strategy battle games? Not so much the killing (i.e. Duke Nukem, etc.) as the planning and execution of the strategy 9i.e Risk)?

MM
~~Likes to play the general, not the soldier.

DaWolf
07-11-2001, 03:43 PM
This game is pretty cool too...

http://gamespot.com/gamespot/images/screenshots/gs/action/nolf/nolf_boxfull.jpg

Iowanian
07-11-2001, 03:52 PM
I like the Sport related games too....Madden2001 and Gameday are both good in their own ways...MY biggest complaint is that I wish the Injuries were more realistic throughout a season....If A real QB gets sacked 8-10 times in a game...odds are he's gonna at least pull a labia(if he plays for the raiders) ;)

I also like Knockout kings and Meddle Of Honor...though its not so much fun after you've conquered it.

when I had a PC at home I enjoyed a couple Flight simulator games, Deer Hunter I and 2, and "Civilization"...

??????How does Civilization compare with the Age of Empire series? are they similar?

Lzen
07-11-2001, 04:16 PM
tpmagicman,
Yeah, that little bastard would always pop up trying to kill ya at the worst times and scare the crap outta ya.. I haven't played it in awhile but, I remember it was usually pretty easy to get away as long as you could press the button fast enough. Have you ever finished it? I gave up on it. Couldn't figure out how to finish in the mansion. Of course, that was before I discovered ign.com. Maybe I'll start playin' it again. The only thing that'll suck is that I don't have it on my memory card anymore.

Mark M.,
I didn't know they had risk on the Playstation. I may have to try it out. Have you ever played Command & Conquer: Red Alert? That game is mainly strategy. The graphics aren't great but it has a cool storyline and the strategy is what really makes it fun.

tpmagicman
07-11-2001, 06:52 PM
Izen,

I couldn't make it out of the mansion either! I just kept running to the false door, you know, the one where he falls out of it and off of the cliff. I finally just gave up, too. I sold the game because I was sick of it, so I can't finish it. If you make it through it, let me know how it turns out, I want to know how the little turd finally bites it!

Cannibal
07-11-2001, 09:56 PM
Like Mr. Blond I love the "Resident Evil" series and I am eagerly awaiting for the fourth game in the series to come out on PS2 this fall.

Madden 2001 for PS2 kick arse.

If anyone gets a chance, check "Midnight Club" racing on PS2. That graphics and gameplay are simply outstanding.

SSX is also cool.

PS2 will have a boatload of game coming out very soon. Some titles to look for include: Devil May Cry, Max Payne and Metal Gear Solid 2.