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2013-09-27 12:24:50 AM
Should not this be a TotalFark discussion?

/Deus Ex
 
2013-09-27 12:26:54 AM
Pong

/without it, there would be nothing else
 
2013-09-27 12:38:58 AM
I have no damn idea, but I kind of doubt I'll ever be as blown away by sheer awesomeness as I was when I first played my friend's copy of Grim Fandango as a nerdy 14 year old.
 
2013-09-27 12:41:39 AM
Inb4 Battletoads

/BTW, the answer to your question is Shining Force II
 
2013-09-27 12:45:20 AM
Some game that comes out next year.
 
2013-09-27 12:51:56 AM
I've played too many games to even think about thinking about this.
 
2013-09-27 01:03:34 AM
Chrono Trigger
 
2013-09-27 01:06:09 AM
I can't comment on the best ever made, as I haven't played everything.  I can commend on the one I've most enjoyed, and that is Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete.
 
2013-09-27 01:27:57 AM
The Tiny Tina DLC to Borderlands 2.  It was fun in and of itself, but putting yourself in Tina's head, where she kept denying Roland was dead, just killed it.
 
2013-09-27 01:28:09 AM
You have to at least break it down into like arcade, console, PC.

For traditional arcade video games, the answer is Defender. And anyone who thinks otherwise is Romney is going to win big wrong.

For PC, Starflight, Star Control II, original X-Com, M1 Tank Platoon, MOO II, Red Storm Rising, entire Combat Mission series, anything Baldur's Gate, Magic Carpet I and II, Civ series, Falcon 3.0, Caesar 3, Pharaoh, Doom, original 1999 Everquest, Harpoon series,  Dragon Age: Origins (everyone involved with DA2 should die horribly), Over Flanders Fields.

/not that I've played a few games or anything
 
2013-09-27 01:35:50 AM
The closet nerd in me wants to say Dragon Force. I would also consider all the FIFA games as one if that counts
 
2013-09-27 01:38:50 AM

SnakeLee: The closet nerd in me wants to say Dragon Force. I would also consider all the FIFA games as one if that counts


Heh, I bought one of the FIFA games out of a bargain bin (it was a year or two old) and had a blast playing it with some friends because none of us had any clue about the rules of soccer other than 'try to kick it in the goal'.
 
2013-09-27 01:53:59 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Pong

/without it, there would be nothing else


Spacewar!
 
2013-09-27 01:54:13 AM
Thief 2... no, Bio shock, no, Deus Ex, no,Legend of Zelda, no, IGN, no, Pirates!, no, Gunship!, no, Final Fantasy 7, no, I'm gonna go Thief 2
 
2013-09-27 01:57:04 AM
Well maybe Fallout 3 or Metroid or Zork, ooh Spy vs Spy, Spy Hunter, Speed Rumbler, What am I thinking Half Life 2... No, it's  Portal
 
2013-09-27 01:58:27 AM
Gold Box Dungeons & Dragons?
 
2013-09-27 02:02:07 AM
I'm gonna try and be nice about this for once: Having an honest debate on the "best game of all-time" is essentially impossible, and it's to make an attempt at authority that no one person on this planet has the capability to assert.  Which is why it's so utterly idiotic to get worked up about IGN's random casual scrub list of the month.  Nobody has played every single game worth being anywhere near the "best game" status, and unless you've created some actual kind of methodology for comparing distinctly different genres, you're not getting anywhere on this topic, anyway.  So to ask "What do you think is the best game?" is to basically say that you've given it exhaustive thought and Game X is better than every other single game ever made.  On that note, I'm glad to look up the thread and see TubeTibilmperes nail it: There ain't nothing wrong with saying what your favorite game is, or what game gave you the most enjoyment, or what you feel the best game you've played is, but if you're going to start ranking shiat, you really, really better have a good thought process for it.  And most of the people who try to rank shiat don't.

Now, if you want to argue what the "greatest game" is, and argue for some nebulous combination of quality and impact, then SpaceWar! and Doom are the two best responses, the former having started games as an artform, the latter being pretty much responsible for every single trend which defines video games as we know them today.  If you want to ask me what my favorite games are---the ones which I invested ridiculous amounts of time in and still thoroughly believe are masterworks---then it would be some combination of Super Mario Kart, Doom II, Descent II, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, Grand Theft Auto III, and Asheron's Call.

vossiewulf: For traditional arcade video games, the answer is Defender. And anyone who thinks otherwise is Romney is going to win big wrong.


When you say "traditional", are you saying "older games"?  Because there's about eight billion shoot 'em ups (and other excellent arcade games) I can think of off the top of my head that I would rather play than Defender.  Not that Jarvis's games are bad (though let's not talk about NARC), and I haven't seen any suggestions elsewise that they're any less than some of the best from that era, but the leap in quality between the 70s/80s and the 90s is almost entirely indisputable.  Yes, the 90s began the trend away from arcade development philosophy, and it's been mostly downhill since.  But the games from the 90s which share the same philosophy as those from the 70s/80s are just flat-out superior.  (I tend to be pretty amused when people go on about the Nintendo Entertainment System in reverential tones, when pretty much the entire following decade of arcade games did that model superior.)
 
2013-09-27 02:05:24 AM
Sadly I haven't played any video games since xbox and PS2, but I still really like Metal Gear Solid and the GTA's. I also liked the WWII shooters and Half Life. If I picked up a controller right now I'd probably want to be playing a Mario game.
 
2013-09-27 02:06:22 AM

alaric3: Gold Box Dungeons & Dragons?


Which one?
 
2013-09-27 02:12:51 AM

Dimensio: Which one?


for me it was primarily Curse of Azure Bonds. They blend together in my mind after 20 years though.
 
2013-09-27 02:15:58 AM
Oh COME ON

There has got to be another farker out there who considers Shining Force 2 to be the greatest game ever made
 
2013-09-27 02:17:42 AM
I never played Shining Force 2 so, I'm keeping this thread bookmarked so I can go through my once a year emulator mad phase.
 
2013-09-27 02:23:09 AM

alaric3: Dimensio: Which one?

for me it was primarily Curse of Azure Bonds. They blend together in my mind after 20 years though.


Curse of the Azure Bonds was the first of the "Gold Box" games that I played.

/Still need to complete Secret of the Silver Blades
 
2013-09-27 02:39:43 AM

Mike_LowELL: TubeTibilmperes


Oops.  Sorry about the typo.  Now my children are going to break my legs.
 
2013-09-27 03:08:01 AM
The answer is X-COM. There is no other correct answer.
 
2013-09-27 03:45:57 AM
Chrono Trigger.

Music, gameplay, story, fun factor, characters. Nothing else comes close.
 
2013-09-27 03:47:16 AM
Just to toss a curveball in here, I'll go with my favorite: The Secret World.
 
2013-09-27 03:47:35 AM

cman: Oh COME ON

There has got to be another farker out there who considers Shining Force 2 to be the greatest game ever made


I love the original Shining Force (I'm constantly and bitterly disappointed there aren't any good tactical strategy RPGs anymore) and I did enjoy SF2. Also Shining In The Darkness. Other RPGs I love but place a rung under CT also include Golden Sun, Secret of Mana, and FF6.
 
2013-09-27 05:38:57 AM
My pick-

cdn3.spong.com
 
2013-09-27 07:09:37 AM
Ocarina of Time followed by Majora's Mask.

/Mega Man 2
//my favorite game, however, is Sonic Adventure
 
2013-09-27 07:18:08 AM
Galaga

/lawn - off etc.
 
2013-09-27 07:19:48 AM
Anachronox.

"But you said it started with a 'U'.
"Yeah. I know"
 
2013-09-27 07:22:59 AM
Thief series. Well, the first two at least.
 
2013-09-27 07:30:50 AM
I've never gotten into console or PC games. Mostly because I'd bee way into them at the expense of most things.

As for arcade games, I'd go with Super Mario Brothers.

/get off my lawn
 
2013-09-27 07:40:37 AM
I played video games from Pong through to about 2008. My favorite period was the mid 00s, mainly because of the crazier drugs I was on then worked really well with stuff like Ratchet & Clank.
But the all time best game? Better than Ico or RE4?

Shenmue on the Dreamcast.

Perfection.
 
2013-09-27 07:43:37 AM
I've never understood the point of these "best anything of all time" topics. It's pretty much as stupid as asking for a favorite movie, song, food etc.

Seriously, out of all the possibilities available, being able to name one thing your all time favorite only tells me that you haven't experienced much in your life.
 
2013-09-27 07:49:28 AM
Top 3 for me:
1) Super Mario Bros- I'm surprised they haven't made that an (official) phone app yet.
2) Pac Man-I think this was the first one with good cereal made after it. Donkey Kong's cereal was like Capn Crunch. This one had marshmallow ghosts at least.
3) Bioshock. I loved the game play. I loved the story. I loved the graphics. Would you kindly, indeed.
 
2013-09-27 07:53:40 AM

ReapTheChaos: I've never understood the point of these "best anything of all time" topics. It's pretty much as stupid as asking for a favorite movie, song, food etc.

Seriously, out of all the possibilities available, being able to name one thing your all time favorite only tells me that you haven't experienced much in your life.


Or alternatively it might indicate that the individual has experienced a range of things and enjoys reminiscing.
 
2013-09-27 07:53:48 AM

ReapTheChaos: I've never understood the point of these "best anything of all time" topics. It's pretty much as stupid as asking for a favorite movie, song, food etc.

Seriously, out of all the possibilities available, being able to name one thing your all time favorite only tells me that you haven't experienced much in your life.


Yeah, it's as stupid as opining about opinions. It shows that you haven't thought much in your life.

/off to move to Portland where people understand me.
 
2013-09-27 07:54:57 AM
Galaga, The Legend of Zelda, Goldeneye, and NHL Hitz.
 
2013-09-27 08:29:52 AM
Alpha Centauri was it for me.
 
2013-09-27 08:33:48 AM
Defender, FO3, Spy Hunter (Original), Ultima III, Tecmo Super Bowl, Angband (& the like).
 
2013-09-27 08:33:55 AM
Baseball Stars

SimCity 4
 
2013-09-27 08:40:37 AM
The original Knights of the Old Republic, or Mass Effect 2
 
2013-09-27 08:43:11 AM
Super Metroid, or Castlevania:SOTN
 
2013-09-27 08:46:58 AM
 
2013-09-27 08:50:40 AM

Aar1012: Ocarina of Time followed by Majora's Mask.

/Mega Man 2
//my favorite game, however, is Sonic Adventure


Mega Man 2 is the best Nintendo Entertainment System / Famicom game ever made. It is not, however, the best video game ever made.

/The Famicom was designed in the hope that, someday, Rockman 2 would be made for it.
 
2013-09-27 09:10:07 AM
Deus Ex was a brillant gestault of RPG and FPS. It's so difficult to make a game with elements of both. It's psychotically genius to make a shooter with a path to beating the game where you don't shoot. I love this game.

/Portal is just a little better.
 
2013-09-27 09:13:39 AM

oilyfishhead: This:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Trek_%28text_game%29


That *is* a good game.
 
2013-09-27 09:19:10 AM
THE PRISONER for the Apple II.
 
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