Because i dont like a lot of genres im going to just list my fave games of all time.
Flashback - Megadrive (Best platformer IMO)
Bioforge - PC (Best action/adventure IMO)
Worlds of Legend - PC (on my 8086 - god im old)
Baldurs Gate 2 (Need i say more)
Fallout 1 & 2 (Need i say more?)
Morrowind (Really was atmospheric)
Europa Universalis 3 (Best grand strategy game)
UFO Enemy Unknown (Best game!)
UFO Afterlight (Really really good attempt with great innovations)
The witcher (ARPG)
Ascendancy (Started the 4x genre for me and was very atmospheric)
Masters of Orion 2 (Pinnacle of the 4x series for me)
Civilizatioon 4 (Good modern 4x)
Mount and blade (And as of yet undefined genre with great replayablity and mods)
The Guild 2 (Great medieval sim with just a few bugs)
Empire Earth (Great strategy game)
Total annihalation (Great big strategy game)
I think thats enough UFO ENemy unknown is my fave though
Last edited by Dariune; 11-04-2012 at 10:43 PM.
My favorite game is trying to guess how many pages a thread will reach before Nolano and some other jerk derail it into the oblivion of genre definition arguments.
Hmm! I think:
RTS: Homeworld 1/2, either of them would be my first pick! As far as strategy games in general go, Homeworld is still my favourite but Rome: Total War comes close.
RPG: Fallout 2 is just lovely.
Stealth: Thief is a personal favourite of mine. Great sneaking, and Garrett is for some reason quite likable.
FPS: I had to sit and think about this one a long time and I realized I don't have a favourite FPS game in the same way I do with other genres. I like a lot of FPS games but rarely do I ever enjoy them enough to get a favourite. So I think I'd rather put an FPS hybrid as favourite here and I'll go along with Fallout: NV.
BobHound - EVE Online
Even though you cannot imagine how deep is that emotional scar, I also said that because I think it is unreasonable to discourage any kind of discussion on an internet forum.
Make a thread about insulting eachother in a section of the forum that isn't about PC games and have it out there instead please.
- Theme Hospital (such a shame it only has a campaign mode though. where is my sequel?)
[such a shame Sid Meier's Railroads crashes so often]
- Master of Orion 2 (needs a proper sequel so hard!)
- UFO - Terror from the Deep
- Hearts of Iron II
- Age of Empires series
[i also spent ages playing Civilization II, III and IV, and Alpha Centauri. maybe Civ V will one day rule 'em all, but vanilla Civ V leaves so much to be desired]
- Eve Online (not just a game ;))
- Spacechem (makes me feel stupid though)
- Fallout 1 and 2
- Grim Fandango (only played it once though, at launch. i plan to make amends!)
favourite old skool arcade game:
Too lazy to divide by genre or put in any particular order but . . .
Grim Fandango (unique style, great story, great characters, properly funny)
Outcast (Best action adventure around, sequel cancellation a travesty)
Little Big Adventure 2 (Charm personified)
Beyond Good and Evil (Almost as charming as LBA2, fantastic world, photography thing was a nice touch)
Psychonauts (endlessley inventive, utterly cpativating, too many collectables can be forgiven!)
Deus Ex (multiple solutions, unintentionally brilliant voice acting, enjoyable conspiracy theory nonsense. Plus Greasels!)
Half Life (A game changer)
Max Payne (Edges out Serious Sam in most enjoyable shootathon stakes)
Worms Armageddon (rudely named worms, incredible multiplayer shenanigans, series was perfected by this point and boy was it good)
Planescape Torment (the game that made me realise I didn't completely dislike RPGs, if only because it's basically an adventure game and a damn invloved good one at that)
Spelunky (first hard as nails game I've ever really got on with, beautifully judged and has that "just one more go syndrome")
Audiosurf (it just works with (most) music and as several other efforts have shown this isn't an easy thing to achieve)
Portal (One of those games which made you wonder why it hadn't been done before. perfectly executed)
Spacechem (possibly the best puzzle game of all time)
Unreal Tournament 2004 (the only multiplayer shooter, along with UT99 of course, which I actually played a lot online, glorious over the top gibbage and was always fun, even when getting absolutely trounced)
Last edited by Lambchops; 12-04-2012 at 02:30 PM.
My favorites are Morrowind, the current Skyrim, Borderlands, Fallout (I have fond fond memories of this one)
There isn't much roleplaying in any video game, let alone RPGs. When you are roleplaying you get to think of what to do and then something (rules, GM, physics, player agreement, whatever) decides what the consequences are. Thus, you are creating your own story (collaboratively, of course). In cRPGs, what people call "roleplaying" and "choice'n'consequence" is more akin to choose-your-own-adventure books, in which you select which of a couple of someone else's stories you get to be told. That's not really roleplaying; it is very rare for the choice you actually want to make to be available to you. I think I get more real roleplaying in Crusader Kings 2, because that gives me a much wider variety of interactions with the NPCs, with a much wider variety of responses.
Irrelevant on further examination of the rest of the thread.