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Games you remember having a blast with

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by blurbo, Dec 3, 2019.

  1. mondblut Arcane

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    I see. You'll need to wear this while you're staying here:

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  2. JackOfOwls Liturgist

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    Duke 3D when I first played the more racy shareware version (as opposed to later censored builds) the year after it was released. Had just played shareware Doom but found it overrated, dark and gloomy (ironic since i now consider it and Doom 2 the most seminal games in PC history) but Duke3D was a wonderful dose of perverse, lighthearted cheerfulness that probably provided the first (and maybe the only) time I felt I was truly having a blast.
     
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  3. Citizen Arcane

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    Yea, having a blast is not really related to the game's quality. It's more of a combination of an enjoyable game, enough free time and being in a mood for lotsa gaming. I included UFO:Extraterrestrials in the list not because it's the best X-com game, but just because it was the first X-com clone I played, and when I did I was having a lot of free time to sink into it, so - a blast
     
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  4. Chaosdwarft Learned Patron

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    Age of Empire 1
    Rise of the Triad
    Quake 2 & 3 (Arena)
    EU2
    CK1
    Anno 1602
    Civ 4
    Rome Total War
    Medieval Total War 2
    Pharoh
    Fallout New Vegas
    Red Alert 2
    C&C Tiberium Dawn
    Warcraft 3
    M&B Warband
    Blood Omen 1
    Anno 1404
    Farcry
    Battle for Middle Earth 2
    Star Wars Battlefront 2
    Battlefield 1942
    Constructor
    SAGA: Rage of the Vikings
    PES 6
    Dark Souls 2
    Supreme Commander
    Fallout 1
    Mass Effect 1
    Witcher 1

    and many more...
     
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  5. DalekFlay Arcane Patron

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    "Every game is an RPG because you play a role!"
     
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  6. Pero_Gamechuck Gamechuck Developer

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    Great thread!

    Older games:
    • Warcraft 1, 2
    • Diablo 2
    • Duke 3D
    • Rollercoaster Tycoon 1, 2
    • Championship/Football Manager
    • Fallout 2
    • Half-Life 1
    • FIFA 98
    • PES 6
    • NFS 3: Hot Pursuit
    • GTA: SA
    • SimCity 3
    New-ish and newer games:
    • The Witcher 3
    • Cities: Skylines
    • Batman Arkham games
    • Torchlight 2
    • Software Inc.
    • Euro Truck Simulator 2
    • Red Dead 2
     
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  7. mondblut Arcane

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    A combination of an enjoyable game and being a naive dove-eyed kid who doesn't know any better is more like it.
     
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  8. PulsatingBrain Huge and Ever-Growing Patron

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    Dragon Quest 8
    Mount and Blade Warband
    Dark Souls
    Brothers a Tale of Two Sons
    Euro Truck Sim 2
    Terraria
    Body Harvest
     
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  9. Bigg Boss Arcane

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    Yes, I'm sure some could not tell if I was joking or not. That is how far the decline went. If you look off in the distance you can see where it is going.
     
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  10. Chippy Arcane

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    Syndicate Wars.

    Oh. Seems I'm a bit before most other poster's time.
     
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  11. cursed Learned

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    DOOM and DOOM II
     
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  12. blurbo Novice

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    yep that sums it up nicely, without losing the hope of having fun again with that particular game or similar stuff. I was obviously looking for suggestions and I got plenty so thank you all for that. I'm sure there's a distinction between "good" and "fun", but I have lost any hope to define the first when it comes to videogames - there are way too many parameters and they're all linked to a fulfilling subjective experience, which is always shaped by gazillions of internal factors, some of which can be flat-out embarrassing (taste in the writing of npc romances? does it let you experience the joys of parenting? etc.).

    fun is also subjective but at least it evokes a narrower field of experience (i.e. I could hardly say that I had a blast with ps:t - life changing experience and all, but I'm not gonna sit through that combat again. Who doesn't love blowing shit up every once in a while, on the other hand). So "fun" is my zero-grade now
     
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  13. vonAchdorf Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Nintendo World Cup
     
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  14. Reality Learned

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    The 1996 Creatures game - kind of still blows my mind, prevents me from looking at most newer virtual life simulator. Maybe also Majesty:The Fantasy Kingdom Sim because since it was no normal RTS and I got to watch things happen without my input (some) of the time.
    I guess the last one I experienced at a really young age would be a demo called Spooky Castle - which mostly blew my mind because it was the first game I played where enemy attacks and bodies DID NOT both have a hitbox - I was so used to 2D action games with "toxic skin" where all contact = damage.
     
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  15. Wyatt_Derp Liturgist

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    Operation Flashpoint. Set the stage for modern pewpews, open worlds, and mil sims. Tons of hours sunk into those missions and then even more with the mission editor and early days of mods.

    And though I'm burned out on them now, the 90s and early 00s was a great time for RTS. C&C, Age of Empires, StarCraft, etc, they were all required reading for nerd gamer class.
     
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  16. Silva Arcane

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    Interestingly, I the first to come to mind are the emotional ones. I think I'm an emotive person?

    Zelda: a Link to the Past (the intro, you wake up and go out in the rain)
    Deus Ex (entering UNATCO first time with that song in the background).
    Dark Souls 2 (Majula with the music in the back and sea view ahead).
    Nier Automata (that tower ascension, and the ending).
    SOMA (the ending, lights go out like a punch to the guts)
    What Remains of Edith Finch (the younger brother room, I cried).

    As bizarre as it sounds, the gameplay aspect that made me emotional in a "what an achievement" sense was MGSV Phantom Pain and it's open-world + base managing + missions structure .... at least until I realized the game was an incomplete and repetitive piece of shit.
     
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  17. Runciter Savant

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    If you're looking for deeper mechanics:
    • Space Engineers
    • Project Zomboid
    • Wargame: Red Dragon
    • CK2
    • DCS
     
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  18. Risewild Savant

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    Without any specific order:
    • Mask 2 (Spectrum)
    • Captain Blood (Spectrum)
    • Vampire's Empire (Spectrum)
    • Sid Meier's Pirates (NES version)
    • Operation Wolf
    • Platoon (the 80's one)
    • Sid Meier's Civilization II
    • Magic The Gathering "Shandalar" (Duels of the Planeswalkers Edition)
    • Mount & Blade Warbands
    • Crusader Kings 2
    • Masters of Orion 2
    • Kunio Kun no Nekketsu Soccer League (I knew it as "Goal 3" since that was what was written on the game cartridge)
    • Command and Conquer Red Alert and Red Alert 2
    • The Elder Scrolls II Daggerfall
    • The Elder Scrolls III Morrowind
    • Fallout 1
    • Fallout 2
    • Faster Than Light
    • Majesty The Fantasy Kingdom Sim
    • Comic Book Hero The Greatest Cape
    • Freedom Force
    • Final Fantasy Tactics (original PSX)
    • Front Mission 3
    • Suikoden II
    • Final Fantasy VI
    • Fjnal Fantasy VII
    I'm forgetting tons of games, but I don't have any more time to continue this post.
     
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  19. Tancred Educated

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    STALKER
    Dark Souls
    Deus Ex
    Hitman C47 thru to BM
    Prince of Persia: Sands of Time (a friend had PoP 3D several years before as well)
    Thief I & II
    VtMB
    NOLF 1 & 2
    AoE II
    Red Alert

    from my n64/cube days:
    Perfect Dark
    GoldenEye
    Conker's Bad Fur Day
    Metroid Prime/Echoes
    Baten Kaitos
    Geist (sue me, I liked it)
     
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  20. ItsChon Resident Zoomer Patron

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    ELEX!


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    (jk shits trash, but I had to beat the polacks to it)
     
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  21. kain30 Savant

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    Little big adventure 2
    Fallout 1
    Carmaggedon
     
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  22. oldmanpaco Master of Siestas

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    Zork
    Enchanter
    Ultima III
    Ultima IV
    Starflight
    King's Quest II
    King's Quest III
    Civilization
    Master of Orion
    Apache Gunship 2000
    M1 Tank Platoon
    Warlords
     
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  23. DalekFlay Arcane Patron

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    King's Quest V blew my mind back in the day. It was right when my mother got me into PC games after the SNES, and I'd seen her play some earlier stuff like Space Quest III. However KQ5, with the voice acting and beautiful graphics that I thought looked like a painting at the time... it was an incredible experience. That game, among others like Dark Forces and Lands of Lore, cemented me as a PC gamer.
     
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  24. Beastro Arcane

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  25. oldmanpaco Master of Siestas

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    Yeah KQV was a huge step up in production values from earlier KQ games. VGA graphics and improved sound/music (much like Ultima VI which also came out in 1990). Good times.
     
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