Games that made you a gamer for life

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  1. One Knight

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    Need to get an N64 emulator and play that now.
     
  2. Sub-Zero

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    I'm pretty sure I was one of their really early subscribers...maybe in it's first year or so. Who called their tip hotline asking how to beat certain levels??
    Yes. But in fairness I also still have a couple of completely unplayable wrestling games as well like WWF Attitude and the ECW game made by Acclaim. Attitude was notable since it was the first to use actual ring entrance music. But the game doesnt hold up in the slightest.
     
  3. IanBoyd

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    Dragon Warrior Monster was a pretty good game, basically pokemon but with more emphasis on breeding
     
  4. Principal McVicker

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    Oh those games! You had to press 3 buttons and 2 direction buttons to perform a whip!
     
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  5. One Knight

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    On the topic of retro games, AGDQ Winter 2017 is going on right now, there's some amazing runs being done.
    The Shovel Knight race was incredible, Ninja Gaiden race was very cool too.
    I didn't watch it, but I saw there was a run with a dude doing Punch Out blindfolded.
    I think it was Summer 2016 where a guy did Symphony of the Night blindfolded.

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCI3DTtB-a3fJPjKtQ5kYHfA
     
  6. Sub-Zero

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    i feel like Punch Out makes total sense. Theres a whole lot of audio cues in that game.
     
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  7. One Knight

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    here's that blind Punch Out
     
  8. boone

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    What would you all consider your favorite genre of game?

    I am fan of Fighting games simply because of the challenge and it always takes me back to crowding around the Arcade machines watching and waiting for your chance to take over the game and destroy the person next to you. Granted it's not the same anymore sitting on the couch playing ppl online but the spirit lives on I suppose.

    Currently I tend to collect side shooters or SHMUPS as it's know in the dork community. I have a bunch of insane Imports for the DC and the Saturn.
     
  9. lazytweaker

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    action rpg is my favorite genre but so few of my favorite games come from that genre because i am hyper critical of every game that comes out of it. the genre seemed to have so much promise before bioware and bethesda had such success with mass effect and fallout 3 and decided the route forward was more casual. luckily i have the from soft offerings to lean on but i would love to have a broadre selection.

    *edit

    also, i have the witcher
     
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  10. boone

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    Diablo is probably my fav ARPG series. That's back when I was a PC gamer in the late 90's
     
  11. lazytweaker

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    im playing diablo 3 atm and enjoying it.

    i still play a ton of online shooters because for some reason im still good at most of them and its a good way to do some social gaming, but i feel like ive been leaning on those games for a while and really want a few games to pull me away from that genre
     
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  12. One Knight

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    When i was a kid it was side scrollers (because NES) and flight sims from my PC days.
    Then FPS games in the Half-Life days.
    Now, i'd say its probably 3rd person action games (Uncharted, TLoU, etc). I really love any good game though,I am equally happy playing Child of Light, Witcher, Dishonored or Dragon Quest Builders (pardon the recency bias).
     
  13. One Knight

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    Diablo 3 on PS4 or PC? That's going to be one of my next purchases.
     
  14. lazytweaker

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    PS4
     
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  15. One Knight

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    The original or the expansion? I've read that the expansion made it way better.
     
  16. lazytweaker

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    The ultimate evil edition. I'm p sure that's everything
     
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  17. One Knight

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    yep that's the one i was thinking of.
     
  18. Sub-Zero

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    Sports
    Fighting (including mashers like Smash Bros back when i was in college and had roommates)
    3rd person adventure
     
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  19. b0ne5

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    C&C Red Alert
    Zelda 2: AoL
    Wolfenstein 3d
    SMB3

    There were many more along the way but those were the ones that I would shun social interaction to play at any time.
     
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  20. Super Vegeta

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    A bunch of N64 games:

    Super Smash Brothers
    Mario Kart 64
    Pokémon Blue
    Goldeneye

    But mainly it was Halo: CE. That combined with the online experience of H2 had me hooked.
     
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  21. IV

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    Zelda: Ocarina of Time

    Though I've only finished it and Majors's mask since

    And Mass Effect
     
  22. One Knight

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    Interesting sub-topic, not worth a new thread though.
    What is your favorite box art of all time?
    Not sure this is my favorite but its up there, and since I am watching AGDQ Castlevania race right now, i'm going with it
    [​IMG]
     
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  23. Sub-Zero

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    cause Panthers...

    [​IMG]
     
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  24. boone

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    pretty much all Konami box was top shelf looking back.
     
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  25. RingWraithe

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    I was naive enough to believe the games would look like their box covers....
     
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  26. One Knight

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    we were all there at one point my man.
     
  27. RingWraithe

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    These were big for me in the 2600 days..
    So wanted the game to be just like the box art.. needless to say, was disappointed but loved the games anyway.
    Each one came with a DC comic book drawn by George Perez. I still have them....somewhere...
     

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  28. Don Brodka

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    Definitely this.
     
  29. Don Brodka

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    The roster on No Mercy was insane!
     
  30. lazytweaker

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    this reminds me of how much i loved SOTN.
     
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  31. lazytweaker

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    Don't really know where to put this
     
  32. coffee

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    I was 13 when FF7 and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night came out, so that was the golden age of gaming for me. Metal Gear Solid came out the following year I think.

    And I have a different outcome than this thread's stated purpose: that golden age kind of ruined gaming for me from then on, because no game or group of games could ever compete with that experience in 1997-98. I didn't play nearly as much in high school, dropped it completely in college, and after that only played the occasional Madden or CoD.
     
  33. Drew

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    Civilization 2
    Red Alert 2
    Grand Theft Auto 3
     
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