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Jedi Academy ... Unreal Tournament 2004

It sounds like UT 2004 got Jedi Academy's formula right.

 

Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind ... Diablo II

I can appreciate what Morrowind is and what it does, but it's just too goddamn much. Diablo II is simpler and I get to kill a lot more stuff.

 

Disgaea ... Chrono Cross

I loved Disgaea for the brief time I played it and it was utterly friggin' hilarious, but again, it was absolutely enormous, and games such as Final Fantasy and Chrono Cross spoiled me with their simplicity.

 

any Flash game on the internet ... Smack the Penguin

Once you hit a penguin 600 ft. with a baseball bat using a Yeti, there's just no point in playing anything Ambrosia or PopCap makes. None.

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Rather than Keith's suggestion of Zelda as the Tomb Raider killer, I've got to vote for Mario64. I was rather enjoying the first Tomb Raider game, until about three levels from the end a mate introduced me to Mario64. No more could I tolerate those horrible, evil controls on Tomb Raider; not after seeing how a 3D platformer should be controlled. Plus, for an added bonus, Mario didn't have everything based around such a formal square grid pattern.

 

Actually, the steady progression of 3D game engines was quite interesting at the time. Wolfenstein 3D started with square grids and no height differences. Tomb Raider had height, but still the grid. Doom had angles but 'cheated' height. Gloom 'did' Doom on the Amiga, but dropped height again. Finally, Quake brought full 3D looking around and slopes at last, and from there on its just silly lighting effects.

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Every recent Final Fantasy ... Skies of Arcadia Legends

 

Rare for me to just head out and grab a game like I did for SoA, but I'm unbelievably happy I did. Perfect length, interesting characters, fun plot, and the combat is quick and enjoyable with just enough complexity. The game's theme of exploration and adventure is so much more fun than the recent string of moody dolt and his moody friends save the world from blackest evil.

 

Sure there's an ultimate evil and there's drama and tension, but SoA has this kernel of fun that Final Fantasy lacks for me now :). Ship to ship combat was not necessarily perfect, but hardly a game-killing problem.

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Interesting topic. How about people explaining their choices instead of just listing them? It's better for discussion.

 

Galactic Civilizations ruined MOO3. This comes with a bit of a disclaimer, though. See, I'm a sucker for turn-based strategy so I played MOO3 even though I thought it sucked. GalCiv only had to be a little better than MOO3 to supplant it entirely. As it happens, it does a lot of things better than MOO3.

 

-j

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Personally, MOO1 was far more fun than either of its sequels. The game just got so big and complicated as they tried to tack on new features that the soul of the silly 'build up ships and decimate your mates fleets' gameplay was ruined by having to spend a good 30 minutes on a single turn.

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Maybe I have a penchant for bad games,but I can't think of games that were ruined by other games - just games that were better overall.

Well perhaps you are psychologically superior to me then. Because...

 

When I first played the Indiana Jones demo, I like it very much. It was very much like Buffy, and the reviews were great. But I played the full version for a half hour last night, and I found myself thinking (Why play this when Ninja Gaiden is so much more fun, I am wasting my time).

 

I LOVED Tomb Raider. Later I played Zelda:OOT, which was so damn good. Then when I took a shot at Tomb Raider 2, I was so spoiled by Zelda that I couldn't tolerate the gameplay anylonger.

 

Goldeneye was everyone's favorite game. But after playing Half-life in high resolution, with awesome framerate, mouse control, etc... playing the blurry/choppy game in four player split screen was virtually intolerable.

 

Everything is relative. Relative to the competition that is. It is hard to put aside your other experiences and play a game objectively.

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Goldeneye was everyone's favorite game. But after playing Half-life in high resolution, with awesome framerate, mouse control, etc... playing the blurry/choppy game in four player split screen was virtually intolerable

 

Maybe if I were more of a PC gamer. But being mostly a console man, I've found things much easier to handle. Being an older gamer does that to you,I guess.

 

When Pong was all the rage :P

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Hey Nightwing, this is off topic, but are you excited for the new Batman movie? It is getting a lot of good press. I imagine that you might be a little resentful that you aren't in this movie. But after that bomb of a movie you were in last time (Batman and Robin), I can see how you'd be out of work this time. Perhaps I will start a new thread to discuss.

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