Best Games for each system?(Old and New)

… for misunderstanding yesterday’s events.

Man! I am such an idiot these days and don’t deserve to have friends as sweet as you who would take the trouble to spend an hour with me to help me level up.

I do apologize sincerely and am very grateful to you for your time and help.

Y’all, Wonderlust and I have been talking in PM’s and she doesn’t know that this apology is coming, but since all of you have “put up” with me and this friggin dementia, I feel it is only right that this be a public apology.

Do I blame this on the dementia?

Boy, wouldn’t that be convenient? But no, I can’t do that. I was just being stupid and made an ass out of myself again, thinking something I wrote was being taken seriously when it really wasn’t,and vice versa.:smack:

Again, I do sincerely apologize, and I think the best thing for me to do is take a break from the Dope for a while - while I get my act together.

I thank everyone in the Game Room for helping me out in WoW and for caring about me in general.

As I said, I don’t deserve people as nice as Wonderlust and everyone here to be my friends.

I am on indefinite suspension as of now.

Thank you very much!


Quasi, please come back long enough to tell us where the above post was meant to go?

Yes, and…huh?

NES: it’s a very tough tie between Mega Man 2 and Castlevania 3

SNES: Final Fantasy 2 (4)

N64: Mario Kart 64

Gamecube: Super Smash Bros Melee

Wii: Wii Sports Bowling

Gameboy: Final Fantasy Legend 2

Gameboy Advance: Aria of Sorrow

DS: Dawn of Sorrow (yeah, I’m boring, but they’re SO good)

PSX: Castlevania Symphony of the Night (did I mention how GOOD some of the CV games are?)

PS2: Katamari Damacy

Sega Genesis: Shining Force 2

Game Gear: Sonic the not so fast Hedgehog

Sega Saturn: Nights into Dreams

TG16: Wanderers From Ys 3

Xbox: Ninja Gaiden Black

X360: Fallout 3

PC: Heroes of Might & Magic 3

Atarti 5200: Montezuma’s Revenge. I still think this is one of the better platformers I’ve played. After you got to the end of the pyramid, you started over, only the level was completely reconfigured so all the monsters, doors, etc, were different. I remember going through about 6-7 completely different configurations. Still not sure how many there were.

Commodore 64: Lemmings. Need I say more? One of the all time greats. Of course there were a lot of great C-64 games, but this is the first great one off the top of my head.

Commodore Amiga: Shadow of the Beast. Ok, it was as hard as hell, but the graphics were fantastic, and the music was just plain awesome. They released a Sega Genesis version, but the music was horrible and the graphics not quite as sharp.

Sega Genesis: Hmmm, a toss up between Gods and Soldiers of Fortune. Both Bitmap brothers games with tons of secrets. You could play either game dozens of times and still find new secrets every time. Flashback is right up there too. Ok, a three way tie! Actually, Desert Strike and Jungle Strike should be up there too…

Playstation 1: Single Player: Oddworld: Abe’s Exodus. An awesome platform game, great graphics, great humor, and just flat out fun. Also: the Deception games were great. Actually, given some time to really think about it, I could probably add a half dozen games to the list. This is one of my favorite systems, and had many, many awesome, ground-breaking games. Multi player: Quake II. The game supported 4 player split screen with a multi-tap, and the pure awesomeness of it was only surpassed by Halo.

X-Box: Halo. The single player was ok, but with 4 people it rocked. We loved that you could customize your games. The favorite at my house was “Dad Rock”, a variation of oddball (grab the skull and hold it for a total of 2 minutes). The player with the ball was invisible and had super speed and all that stuff. Everyone else had a rocket launcher. “I got it!” <Boom!> “I got it!” <Boom!> “I got it!” <Boom!>

Early PC: X-Com. Nothing else comes close for me. The ultimate strategy game.

Playstation 2: I’m going to go with Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. The game it’s not possible to be bored with (IMO). One of the few games where you can have as much fun making up your own missions/goals.

90’s PC: Baldur’s Gate II & Fallout I and II. Two of the best RPG’s of all time.

Modern PC: Hmm, there’s some decent games out there, but nothing that’s grabbed me like the others I’ve listed. Fallout 3 probably comes closest, but what brings it down for me is the bleak, barren, samey-looking landscape. And I still haven’t gotten to Morrowind, much less Oblivion.

Huh? I need an explanation for this one, especially since you seem to be a prolific gamer. What is it about Wii Sports bowling that is entertaining in the least? See, I’m not a very good bowler at all - my lifetime high score is about 180-something, and my average is probably 110 - but I’ve never not bowled a strike on Wii Sports bowling. It’s a simple, repetitive game that offers no challenge whatsoever that I can find. The only reason I bother to ask is because a lot of people cite it as one of their favorite games, and I feel like I’m missing something. What is it?

Atari 2600: Warlords

NES: Mega Man 2

Playstation: Final Fantasy VII

N64; Goldeneye 007

Playstation 2: While I own one and I’ve played several games on it, I can’t think of any I would call the best ever. I had fun with 'em, but they’re all flawed or lack mass appeal.

Gamecube: Super Smash Bros Melee

Xbox: Knights of the Old Republic

Wii: Wii Sports

It was also available on the SNES as Super Shadow of the Beast… same music issues as on the Genesis but the graphics were the same as the Amiga version.

ETA: To be perfectly honest, I didn’t think the gameplay was that good. It was more the graphics and sound that really did it for me; watching the opening cinematic (on the Amiga) was my first truly “holy shit!” moment with game graphics.

This shouldn’t really need an explanation to those who have actually had 4 player bowling tournaments. It’s such a simple game, but it’s provided me and my friends hours of fun. Also, I really haven’t had that much experience with the Wii. Twilight Princess had its moments, but I HATED the wolf missions, and that fire dungeon was simply TOO long to be enjoyable. Mario Kart is great too (my alias is Boo on a Bike), but the N64 version is vastly superior. I still haven’t gotten to play the Wii Smash Bros or any of the Mario games.

Then you are an exceptional Wii Bowler. Everyone I play it with finds it challenging.

:dubious: I can’t imagine I am. It’s just that . . . the lane and the pins never change, and it’s not as sensitive as real bowling. You point the line at the right spot, which I figured out on the first try, and throw the ball. Strike. Strike. Strike. Strike. Strike. Strike. Strike. Ad infinitum.

This belongs in the WOW Questions thread…I’ll try to make things better…:frowning:

You could play it drunk for more of a challenge.

If it’s anything like real bowling, I’ll just get better.

Yeah, I voted for it more for the graphics and music than the gameplay. Far, far beyond what anyone else was doing at the time. Just for kicks, I found a cheat code for infinite health on the Genesis version, and popped it in. Holy jumping catfish Batman! How is it possible for anyone to make it through this game? The last area of the game is filled with tons of unavoidable one hit KO’s. Not that it’s possible to even get that far. I firmly believe that Psygnosis loved to torture gamers, all their Amiga games I’ve played were insanely difficult.

Yeah, but games today would suck without their influence. Plus, they had an awesome name.

My brother beat SOTB in one sitting, without cheating. It was a godlike performance.

Atari 2600: Pitfall II
NES: Dragon Warrior IV (sorry, but it was miles and away better than Final Fantasy)
N64: Goldeneye
PS1: Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
PS2: King’s Field: The Ancient City
Gameboy: Final Fantasy Legend III
PSP: Puzzle Quest

Atari 2600: Pitfall
NES: Super Mario 2
SNES: Final Fantasy III US (Honorable mention: Chrono Trigger)
N64: Castlevania 64 (dear god did I play the heck out of this game) (Honorable Mention: StarFox 64 multiplayer)
GameCube: Super Smash Brothers Melee
Wii: Metroid Prime III

Genesis: Phantasy Star (any, really)
Dreamcast: Ikaruga

Playstation: Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Playstation 2: Shadow of the Colossus

XBox 360: Rock Band

PC: X-COM UFO Defense

Atari 2006: Adventure
NES: The Legend of Zelda
SNES: Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
N64: Legend OF Zelda: Ocarina Of Time

PC 80’s: All of the goldbox games, but picking one I’d go with Pool Of Radiance.

PC early 90’s: Wing commander series - Wing Commander III - Heart Of The Tiger

PC late 90’s: Baldur’s Gate Series - Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn.

PC Early 200’s: Neverwinter nights

PC Modern: Damn, this is hard, a lot of great PC games lately. I’ll go ahead and settle With Oblivion.

Without looking at any others:

Atari: Space Invaders
Nintendo: The Legend of Zelda
PS1: Twisted Metal 2
PS2: Grand Theft Auto