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Old 02-10-2008, 02:31 PM
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Default What Games (if any) do you play or like?

To get a better estimate on the gaming scene for the people here, I'd like you all to post what sort of game types you enjoy playing the most. List examples, explain why, have at! Depending on the outcome, I may start a separate thread that may be of great interest to a whole lot of you......depending on the outcome, though.

I'll kick it off with my little list.


My favorite Genre of games is FPSes, but I have a special place in my heart for Space Sims. Whats more is that I really enjoy FPS Space Sims (Descent I, II, 3, Freespace, 2, Starlancer, Freelancer, Tarr Chronicles, Arvoch: Conflict, etc...).

Similarly, I like very open-ended games, so RPGs do appeal some to me (but not to the extent that most would think). That is why I thought Freelancer was an amazing game, despite the lack of realism in it. Another (very old school) open ended space sim I enjoyed was Frontier: Elite II. That game was amzzing for it's time; (it utilized a programming technique called Procedural Rendering to create literally millions of star systems, complete with planets that you could seamlessly enter into the atmosphere and land on).

Contrarily, I do not like EVE one bit. It may look nice and pretty, but it doesn't play nice and pretty. I would never touch it with a 10 foot pole..


(**Note** Users from the Star Trek: Legacy / Bethsoft forums, you KNOW where I'm going with this! Please do not spoil my intentions )


So, what do you all like to play?
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Old 02-10-2008, 02:40 PM
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I don't play computer games unless it's slots or shanghai, the simple stuff.
But, I'm an avid PS2 gamer.
I love love love love the Final Fantasy games, VII through XII and just
might have to break down and get a ps3 if I want to play FFXIII.

Star Trek games are aright, Star Trek Conquest being my latest crack cocaine.

Champions: Return to Arms is way fun when four of us are into it.

Risk, that's another fun one on PS2 when your three close buddies are
playing with you.

The Wipeout futuristic hovership racing games were loads of fun, too.
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Old 02-10-2008, 03:27 PM
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Silent Hill! its an amazing seires
GTA, its practically THE game
Final Fantasy X, best game ever
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Hmm, I'm surprised. There aren't as many people who like Space sims as I thought there would be.

I admit, I've never played the FF games (never had a console, so of course I was raised on computers). Same goes for GTA, but that's just because I really don't think those 3rd person games very much (except Heretic II. That game was sweet.)
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Console games I like Star Wars Battlefront I and II. I also like the MYST games, Civilization games. Haven't played many star trek games. Any suggestions which are the best?
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Console games I like Star Wars Battlefront I and II. I also like the MYST games, Civilization games. Haven't played many star trek games. Any suggestions which are the best?
Star Trek Conquest is one of my favs since it involves strategy and arcade.
I made a whole post about it over in the game thread.
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Old 02-11-2008, 01:38 PM
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Conquest is good, as she said.

If you have a PSP or DS, definitely get Tactical Assault.
Avoid Encounters for PS2.

Avoid just about every Star Trek PC game except Elite Force, Birth of the Federation, A Final Unity, Klingon Academy, and Bridge Commander (modded).

Star Trek Legacy left a lot to be desired, but the game improves 100x when you have a major mod such as The Ultimate Universe or The Legendary Generations. The modding community is enormous; many mods have been made that help the game considerably. Definitely worth trying out.
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call of dutie 4 = god
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Hmmm, interesting topic. End transmission!

Though i would like to suggest checking this new game coming out: http://www.futuremark.com/3dmarkvantage/

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woohoo!! ROCKBAND!

If any of you get a chance to play REZ hd, its a fantastic little flying shooter sci fi game that allows you to create your own catchy little tune depending on the buttons you press to fire. Tons of fun to play and even more so if you are not sober.

My favorites include lego starwars, any of the sims game, original mario games and old sega stuff like sonic and earthworm jim and echo.
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