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Re: Really cool old games that nobody remembers.
« Reply #150 on: 24 Sep 2008, 02:01 »



YES! oh god damn, yes, how could I forget. And number two as well of course. The scenery, the music, the game play and the characters. All so beautiful. And since it's not available for sale anywhere anymore, and there will be no more games, you can download it for free without any guilt from the Internets!
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Re: Really cool old games that nobody remembers.
« Reply #151 on: 24 Sep 2008, 02:22 »

I don't know if anyone really remembers this game, no one I know ever knows what I'm talking about it, when I discuss it. It's not particularly old, ten  years. It's pretty ancient in video game time, I guess.



It was my favorite game for a very long time, that and Jet Set Radio, but I'm pretty sure everyone loved that game.
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Re: Really cool old games that nobody remembers.
« Reply #152 on: 24 Sep 2008, 08:57 »




Tinkering with Sim Tower was strangely addictive.



I remember the sequel fondly.



Not the most creative story though. =P

That's right, it was pretty much "Two sides went to war over loading everyone's brains into computers, but they've been fighting for so long that it hardly matters."
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Re: Really cool old games that nobody remembers.
« Reply #153 on: 24 Sep 2008, 17:38 »

god I lost so many hours of my life to Sim Tower. It took me forever to figure out the trick was to build wide, not tall at first.
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Re: Really cool old games that nobody remembers.
« Reply #154 on: 11 Oct 2008, 11:21 »

I'll give someone a cookie if they can find me a copy of Theme Park for the PC. a game that was released in '95, made by bullfrog studios. note, not Sim Theme Park, just Theme Park. I can't even find screenshots of it.

Edit: actually by a stroke of luck I found the wikipedia article on it http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theme_Park_(computer_game) and oh shit they made a DS version! wooooo.
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Re: Really cool old games that nobody remembers.
« Reply #155 on: 11 Oct 2008, 12:00 »

My first online game I ever played was this cute little game called HoverRace, released in '96 it actually NEEDED Win95 to play, which was odd since way more visually advanced games just ran in DOS anyway.  But all told, it was a fun game and I still use my registration number for a 4 digit password for anywhere that accepts them.
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Re: Really cool old games that nobody remembers.
« Reply #156 on: 12 Oct 2008, 13:02 »












Two of my favorite games of all time.
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Re: Really cool old games that nobody remembers.
« Reply #157 on: 12 Oct 2008, 13:07 »

Zombies Ate My Neighbors is a game no one remembers?
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Re: Really cool old games that nobody remembers.
« Reply #158 on: 12 Oct 2008, 13:38 »

Plus, Dino Crisis had 2 sequels plus a spinoff, Dino Stalker.
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« Reply #159 on: 12 Oct 2008, 14:51 »

Okay no need to get feisty. What about lagoon? for the snes

 

Or action force for the 2600?
 
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« Reply #160 on: 12 Oct 2008, 22:29 »



Please tell me someone else remembers the cartoon series that went along with this.

Also


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« Reply #161 on: 12 Oct 2008, 22:32 »

I'm pretty sure a lot of people bought/liked Brave Fencer Musashi when it came out.  I know I did.
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Re: Really cool old games that nobody remembers.
« Reply #162 on: 13 Oct 2008, 11:44 »

Hey since this thread's been bumped I've got to ask.
Earlier I posted D and Jetpack. Does anybody remember these games? They were sooooo good. Get them, get them now. (jetpack's freeware now.)
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« Reply #163 on: 13 Oct 2008, 13:42 »

I remember D and I remember it being really freaky at times, but when it came down to it, it was just alright. It was one of my first playstation games though, so I played it all the time.
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Re: Really cool old games that nobody remembers.
« Reply #164 on: 14 Oct 2008, 15:44 »



I first played The Longest Journey when I was 12. I didn't know what the fuck was going on then, and now I'm still not entirely sure, but I DO know I like it a lot.

The sequel was pretty good, but I didn't like it as much as the first.
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« Reply #165 on: 14 Oct 2008, 16:04 »

Fight you, they're both awesome!
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« Reply #166 on: 14 Oct 2008, 18:59 »

Man, don't bring up The Longest Journey, it just reminds me that the PC adventure game genre is completely dead except for homebrews (which are often great, don't get me wrong, *cough*Yahtzee*cough*, but they also tend to be insanely short, unlike Thee Games of Yore like your basic TLJ.
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Re: Really cool old games that nobody remembers.
« Reply #167 on: 16 Oct 2008, 04:03 »

TLJ was great. Dreamfall was good, too, but too short, and I'm not entirely sure they want to make a third one. It also lacked some of the atmosphere I liked about TLJ.

Anyone remember the Tex Murphy games? I loved those, ever since Mean Streets.
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« Reply #168 on: 16 Oct 2008, 06:36 »

They're making the third episodic, supposedly.  There hasn't been a whole lot of news outside of that, though.
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Re: Really cool old games that nobody remembers.
« Reply #169 on: 16 Oct 2008, 15:04 »

I enjoyed Gabriel Knight 2 more than TLJ.

It might just be the absurd Tim Curry voice acting though.

But I also thought it had better puzzles.
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Re: Really cool old games that nobody remembers.
« Reply #170 on: 16 Oct 2008, 17:21 »

I didn't play TLJ for the puzzles.  Lateral thinking puzzles aren't as interesting as adventure game designers think they are.  I played it for the story, which is definitely up there in terms of best game stories ever told. 
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Re: Really cool old games that nobody remembers.
« Reply #171 on: 16 Oct 2008, 17:24 »

I enjoyed all of the Gabriel Knight's better than most games period. It just seems like it's a bit unfair to compare it to the GK franchise.
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Re: Really cool old games that nobody remembers.
« Reply #172 on: 16 Oct 2008, 22:46 »

I tried playing TLJ but was bored sick by the site controls and the lack of being fun.  I never did get into the Gabriel Knight games, but I remember seeing them ALOT when I was younger.
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« Reply #173 on: 16 Oct 2008, 23:01 »

[img width= height=]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/47/Maniac_Mansion_(Commodore_64)_box_front_cover_art.jpg[/img]

It makes me sad, just a little, that i know most of the games everyone else has mentioned..
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« Reply #174 on: 16 Oct 2008, 23:19 »

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« Reply #175 on: 17 Oct 2008, 05:56 »

Maniac Mansion is such a fucking awesome game dude! I could never beat it, all of the characters would either die or get trapped in the dungeon and game over. Pretty good graphics for its time though.
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« Reply #176 on: 17 Oct 2008, 12:15 »

i was never able to beat Maniac Mansion either. That game just keeps kicking my ass. i fully plan on beating it before i die. It is one of my favorite games, besides Earthbound and Chronotrigger.
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« Reply #177 on: 17 Oct 2008, 12:23 »

Earthbound, Chrono Trigger, and Maniac Mansion.  Ah yes, the Holy Trinity of games that I find bizarre in their overrated-ness.

All were good games, but... Earthbound had a silly story and regular old gameplay, Chrono Trigger was great fun but not even nearly as good to me as FF4 or Secret of Mana, and Maniac Mansion is horribly clunky and dull compared to pretty much every other point and click adventure game from the same time period.

Back on topic:

Legend games were awesome in general, but this one was aces.  It's easy to find it on abandonware sites and should run fine in XP.
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« Reply #178 on: 17 Oct 2008, 12:35 »

sweet, I gotta look that up. And really, I was pretty young(I'm 20 now) back when Maniac mansion was new and me and my siblings didn't really have a whole lot of games, this was before I actually became a "gamer". I'll look up Eric the unready, but give me some other suggestions. I honestly didn't think anyone remembered Maniac Mansion at all and since most of my peers definitely do not I was just pleasantly surprised to know I'm not the only person whose ever played it. Now I'm going to download and beat it.
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« Reply #179 on: 17 Oct 2008, 12:41 »

If you like Maniac Mansion, dig up the Space Quest games, possibly Police and King's Quest (though I never cared for either of those).

Also go here and go nuts:

http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/
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« Reply #180 on: 18 Oct 2008, 10:35 »

Sorry if this has been mentioned before, but I loved Elite on the Atari, and was delighted to find out there's an open source version, Oolite, with a community attached.

But I guess Elite was pretty popular at the time, so people probably do remember it.
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Re: Really cool old games that nobody remembers.
« Reply #181 on: 21 Oct 2008, 01:14 »

because i'm a fan boy...



i loved this game: it was command and conquer meets star trek. what i loved about it was it was so easy to mod. you could change out the ship names, change ship sizes swap-out weapons... it was one of the few star trek games out there that didn't suck.

or at least i didn't think it sucked... but that was just me, i guess.
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« Reply #182 on: 21 Oct 2008, 01:23 »

 Haha man you just reminded me of something.



 A lot of people hated it but I remember it being fun as hell.  The only Star Wars fighting game ever, I believe.
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« Reply #183 on: 21 Oct 2008, 19:58 »


(I had the N64 version)
You know doom? well take the marine part out and replace it with medieval warriors you then have Hexen. Awesome game, but the story was non existent.

Game play!

I still have the game and a N64 to play it on.
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« Reply #184 on: 26 Oct 2008, 13:35 »





These games were SICK!! For the PC, but i spent many hours of my life playing them both. i was pretty good at them.
As a little nerdling, Star Wars RULED my life. i even went so far as to have a recurring dream, that i had a purple lightsaber
and i married Luke Skywalker. Jebus, i cannot believe i just admitted that...

But while i am on the subject of PC games that i totally spent too many hours of life on, that make me really lame:

[img width= height=]http://www.lacoctelera.com/myfiles/jaimixx/256px-Carmageddon_box.jpg[/img]

It was AWESOME. You drove around, bashing other cars, or killing people. Basically that is all you did. And i thought it was so much fun.
Yet, somehow, i grew up pretty well adjusted....
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« Reply #185 on: 26 Oct 2008, 14:23 »

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Re: Really cool old games that nobody remembers.
« Reply #186 on: 27 Oct 2008, 09:13 »

"By Lord British and Chuckles"
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« Reply #187 on: 27 Oct 2008, 10:59 »

Ironically, Lord British would end up being so batshit insane that even "Chuckles" would be at best a mildly appropriate name for him.

Actually, the very act of clinging to a name as retarded as "Lord British" (spoiler alert: HE'S NOT EVEN BRITISH!) is probably grounds for clinical insanity.

As are the design choices in many of the Ultima games.
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« Reply #188 on: 27 Oct 2008, 20:58 »

Hexen was so awesome.
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« Reply #189 on: 28 Oct 2008, 11:51 »

You can grab the sequel on Steam.
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« Reply #190 on: 02 Nov 2008, 21:43 »



This was easily like my most favorite game in the world when I was a kid. I knew way more about Buddhism than all the other 10 year olds at school. Also: amphorae.

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« Reply #191 on: 02 Nov 2008, 22:31 »

http://www.gog.com

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« Reply #192 on: 02 Nov 2008, 22:43 »

So it turns out that Tim Curry was the voice of the God of Air in Sacrifice. huh.
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« Reply #193 on: 03 Nov 2008, 18:01 »


This was easily like my most favorite game in the world when I was a kid. I knew way more about Buddhism than all the other 10 year olds at school. Also: amphorae.



Wow, Journeyman 3.  That came out when I was in high school.  I think it was one of the first adventure games I played, understood, and finished.
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« Reply #194 on: 03 Nov 2008, 19:47 »



Mmmm, I love me some PSX RPGs.


The Tomba games and Ape Escape were excellent too.
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« Reply #195 on: 03 Nov 2008, 20:14 »

oh god I had some fun time with Legaia.
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« Reply #196 on: 06 Nov 2008, 13:05 »


This was easily like my most favorite game in the world when I was a kid. I knew way more about Buddhism than all the other 10 year olds at school. Also: amphorae.



I completely forgot about it, but yeah that's probably one of the best games I played growing up.
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