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« Reply #15 on: August 31, 2006, 12:01:43 AM »
Deus Ex, the original PC version.

Hostile Waters: Antaeus Rising.

Tron 2.0
 
Homeworld and homeworld Cataclysm, avoid homeworld 2.

Battlezone for the PC.
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« Reply #16 on: August 31, 2006, 02:14:25 AM »
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Deus Ex, the original PC version.


Deus Ex, what an excellent game, one of the best Action/Rpg's ever made for the Pc, do not worry I'll make a review of it on the future, but if you or anyone else is interested here's a short reviw I posted on gamespot.

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« Reply #17 on: August 31, 2006, 07:55:10 AM »
in its day, Baldur's Gate was demanding of your PC, as well as crucifying your hard drive for a full install.

But these days, a 3 or 4 year old machine could handle it easily
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« Reply #18 on: August 31, 2006, 01:02:21 PM »
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in its day, Baldur's Gate was demanding of your PC, as well as crucifying your hard drive for a full install.

But these days, a 3 or 4 year old machine could handle it easily


Indeed, the full install demanded 2 to 2.5 gB, wich is a lot considering that in 1998 most HDD had only 10GB capacity.

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« Reply #19 on: September 01, 2006, 09:30:56 PM »
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Actually, Ultima IV had some great puzzle elements, nifty overland exploration, and a pretty cool plot.  Even for its time the graphics were a bit crude but the other elements of the game were all top notch.

I remember how thrilled I was ... just thrilled ... the first time I stumbled on one of those sliding-open-when-the-moon-is-right gate things.

And of course: Denis Loubet art!

Which is why Uresia has sliding-open-gate thingies and (in the new edition) even a bit of Denis Loubet art. Both are there for Ultima IV.
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« Reply #20 on: September 01, 2006, 10:26:13 PM »
Ah, man.  Now I'm getting misty-eyed with nostalgia.  I totally agree that the art was fabulous.  Some days I want to run a game set in Britannia just so I can so my players the books and the map.

You know what was almost as cool as the moon-gates?  Discovering and using the balloon.
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« Reply #21 on: September 02, 2006, 03:14:42 AM »
Final Fantasy Legend I-III on the Game Boy. 'Nuff said.
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« Reply #22 on: September 02, 2006, 07:02:01 AM »
For those old-schooler types, the gaming doesn't get more interesting the Dark Heart of Uukrul. It's mindblowing when you find out that one of the puzzle-mazes you've been navigating is a giant crossword puzzle.
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« Reply #23 on: September 02, 2006, 12:13:13 PM »
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Actually, Ultima IV had some great puzzle elements, nifty overland exploration, and a pretty cool plot.
Not to mention its emphasis on the personality mechanics of the Virtues, which was rather groundbreaking at the time: it's a game in which the goal is not so much to "defeat evil" as "achieve goodness".

My nomination for the list? Darklands.
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« Reply #24 on: September 11, 2006, 10:49:17 PM »
When Planescape Torment was released on 1999 a lot of people said that it was the best pc rpg ever made, thing said about Baldur's Gate only one year before, and Torment was so excellent that almost nobody could have imagined that only one year later (2000) would be the sequel of the game he had beaten a year before to become the king of pc rpg's that had come to retake the crown, that was how good Baldur's Gate II Shadow of Amn was.
Baldur's Gate II it's an outstanding gaming experience, with an improvement on the Infinity engine that gives a graphic boost from the last installment, with an enhancement on the gameplay, with more spells, more Npc's, more options, a story that got even deeper, and a whole lot of fun.

From Bioware site> "Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn is the critically acclaimed masterpiece that continues the story told in the original. Featuring improved visuals, over 100 additional spells, brand new monsters, and more, Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn is one of the most epic roleplaying adventures for the PC. "

I remember playing BG2 for at least 4 or 5 hours a day for months, I started it several times just to experiment with different characters, and it was outstandingly fun every time, the main plot its absolutly magnificent, and the side quests provide a lot of xtra hours of fun.
I trully recommend everyone who hasn's played it yet to do so, for you won't be dissapointed.

The improved looks on the Infinity engine





Baldur's Gate 2 Awards> Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn was named 2001 Game of the Year by the following publications:

    * Game Over Magazine

Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn was named 2001 Role Playing Game of the Year by the following publications:

    * Gamespot
    * Gamespot - Readers Choice
    * Game Over Magazine

Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn was named 2000 Game of the Year by the following publications:

    * MSNBC
    * Electric Playground
    * Gamers Pulse
    * Desslock

Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn was named 2000 Role Playing Game of the Year by the following publications:

    * USA Today
    * GameSpot
    * Voodoo Extreme
    * CNET Gamecenter
    * IGN.com
    * Desslocks Best of 2000
    * GameSpy
    * Gamers Pulse
    * Gamepower

Other Awards won by Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn:

    * 2002 - G4TV - Inon Zur and his music for BG II was highlighted on G4TV as one of the best game soundtracks ever (as voted by the G4TV viewers).
    * 2001 - PC Gamer - Top 100 Games 2001 - BG II at #3
    * 2001 - PC Gamer Mag. (UK - Dec. 2001) - Readers Top 100 Picks - BG I & II at #7
    * 2001 - PC Gamer Magazine (Dec 2001) - 50 Best Games - BG Series at #13
    * 2001 - Game Over Magazine - Best Story of the Year
    * 2001 - Adrenaline Vault - Reviewer’s Choice
    * 2001 - GameSpy -  Gold Gaming Excellence Medal
    * 2001 - 4th Annual Interactive Achievement Award - Winner for Outstanding Achievement in Character or Story Development
    * 2001 - 4th Annual Interactive Achievement Award - Finalists for PC Game of the Year
    * 2001 - 4th Annual Interactive Achievement Award - Finalists for PC RPG of the Year
    * 2001 - 4th Annual Interactive Achievement Award - Finalists for Game Play Engineering
    * 2000 - PC Gamer - Shadows of Amn - Editor’s Choice Award
    * 2000 - Electric Playground - Shadows of Amn - PC Game of the Year 2000
    * 2000 - Desslock - Best Story of the Year
    * 2000 - Desslock - Best Gameplay & Best Interface
    * 2000 - IGNPC’s - Readers Choice Award
    * 2000 - GameSpy - Gamers Choice Award
    * 1999 - Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences - PC RPG of the Year
 
BG2 Reviews
    *  Adrenaline Vault - 5/5 (Seal of Excellence)
    * Computer Games Online - 5/5
    * Computer Gaming World - 5/5
    * GamePro.com - 5/5
    * Next Generation - 5/5
    * Gamezilla - 96/100
    * Electric Playground - 96/100
    * GameSpot UK - 9.5/10
    * Voodoo Extreme - 95/100 (Can-O-Whoop Ass)
    * Happy Puppy - 9.5/10
    * PC Gamer - 91/100
    * GameSpy - 92/100
    * GameSpot - 9.2/10
    * FiringSquad - 93/100 (Editor’s Choice)
    * Gamecenter - 9/10


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« Reply #25 on: September 20, 2006, 02:39:09 PM »


First a little review by me off course:p

 The Best RTS of 2002, and still fighting for 1st place.
Wow, where should I begin?
Well graphics are excellent, sound it's awesome, especially the music, highly immersive, mostly at the end of the game in the final battle, gameplay is extraordinarly easy, and when combining mouse and keyboard you'll get to play at an extremely fast and enjoyable pace. The only flaw (little one) I could encounter concerning gameplay is the fact that when you turn the camera you can only do it by 180º, and it doesn't lock there it goes back to original possition, but as I already said it's a minor flaw.
But the best of this extraordinary game are not the graphics, nor the sound, neither the gameplay, it's the STORY, and what a story, better than most RPG games stories, in fact I liked the story of this game so much that after playing it I managed to get all Warcraft RPG books; well continuing with the story matter, one of the best things about the story is that you get to not only to see all the views of it, but you actually live all the different views, I mean you play the Human part of the story, you play the undead part, the Orc part, and the Night Elf part, and by when the game is over you find that you were part of every single part of this magnificent story, even the "evil" ones.
So I say that this is the best Epic RTS to be released in a lot of years, (at least untill the next Blizzard RTS production).
So if you're thinking on buying this game, think no more...BUY IT!!!

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And lastly the award account (carefull it's long:D )

    *  Computer Strategy Game of the Year - Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences
    * Game of the Year - Gamespot
    * Game of the Year - Macworld
    * Game of the Year - XSages
    * Game of the Year - Fragland
    * Game of the Year - Cinescape
    * Game of the Year - Gaming Illustrated
    * Best PC Game of the Year - GameNOW
    * Best Real-Time Strategy Game of the Year - PC Gamer
    * Best Multiplayer Strategy Game of the Year - Gamespot
    * Best PC Strategy Game of the Year - GameNOW
    * Best PC Strategy Game of the Year - Game Revolution
    * Best PC Strategy Game of the Year - Telefragged
    * Best PC Strategy Game of the Year - OCAddiction
    * Best PC Strategy Game of the Year (Reader's Choice) - GameSpot
    * Readers’ Choice 2002: Best PC Game of the Year - GamePro
    * Strategy Game of the Year - Gamer's Pulse
    * Gamer's Choice: Overall PC Game of the Year - Gamespy
    * Gamer's Choice: PC Strategy Game of the Year - Gamespy
    * Best Non-Interactive 3D Game Cinematics - International 3D Awards
    * Best Cinematic - IGN
    * Best CG Cinematics (tie) - Gamespy's Best of E3 2002 Awards
    * Best Opening Movie - Game Chronicles
    * Editor's Choice (10 out of 10 rating) - Game Chronicles
    * Editor's Choice (9.6 out of 10 rating) - Gaming Illustrated
    * Editor's Choice (9.5 out of 10 rating) - SLCCentral
    * Editor's Choice (9.5 out of 10 rating) - The Entertainment Depot
    * Editor's Choice (95 out of 100 rating) - Action Trip
    * Editor's Choice (94 out of 100 rating) - PC Gamer
    * Editor's Choice (93 out of 100 rating) - Gaming Excellence
    * Editor's Choice (93 out of 100 rating) - Invisible Dream
    * Editor's Choice (9.3 out of 10 rating) - IGN
    * Editor's Choice (92 out of 100 rating) - Gamitopia
    * Editor's Choice (9.1 out of 10 rating) - Firing Squad
    * Editor's Choice (8.7 out of 10 rating) - Strategy Gaming Online
    * 5 out of 5 rating - Games First
    * 5 out of 5 rating (Award for Excellence) - Wargamer.com
    * 5 out of 5 rating (Seal of Excellence) - The Adrenaline Vault
    * 6 out of 6 rating (Drool Award) - Gamers Depot.com
    * 9.7 out of 10 rating (Outstanding Game Award) - GameZone.com
    * 97 out of 100 rating - Wired Play
    * 96 out of 100 rating (Award of Excellence) - The Gamers Temple
    * 95 out of 100 rating (GG Platinum Award) - Gone Gold
    * 93 out of 100 rating - Game Rankings
    * 9.3 out of 10 rating - Geek Haven
    * 9.3 out of 10 rating (Game of the Month July 2002) - GameSpot
    * 92 out of 100 rating (AOG Approved) - All Out Games
    * 9 out of 10 rating (Mindless Choice Award) - Mindless Games
    * 90 out of 100 rating (Gamers' Choice Award) - Game Over
    * 8.9 out of 10 rating (Silver Hell Award) - Gamer's Hell
    * 4 out of 5 rating (Top Game) - Games Domain
    * Best Animation 2003 - Digital Media World
    * Best Cut Scenes 2002 - XSages
    * Best Cinematic/Cut-Scene Audio - Music4Games.net

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« Reply #26 on: October 03, 2006, 03:44:04 PM »
Every gamer with at least 15 years old will recognize the next game, and most of them I'm sure will tell you it's one of the best games ever.

Might & Magic VII: For Blood & Honor

First of all I already know that it was M&M VI the one that made this amazing saga Reborn, it marked the end of the old M&M, and the beginnning of the new M&M saga, but I decided to point M&M 7 as the best in series because it took everything M&M 6 had and improved it.
To tell you how great this game was I would only have to say that it was with this game that I broke my record of straight hours playing a single game, you may not believe it but I played it for 18 straight hours!! I kid you not, I ate while playing, and only stopped to go to the bathroom, needless to say I fell unconciouss when done playing.

Anyone remember this??:


or this??:


meteor shower over the undead, that's what I call roleplaying :D


M&M 7 was huge, it had a vast world to explore, over a hundred quests, and a good story, that depending on your actions turned into diferent directions.
It had all the hack & slash, and dungeon crawl you could ever want on a pc rpg, blended with lots of puzzles (good ones, that demanded thinking) unlike most other games out there.
Sadly after that the saga began dying, with an uninspired M&M 8 that went out to the market looking and feeling old, repetitive and often frustrating, but that was not the end, the coup de grace came 2 years later when 3DO finally released M&M 9, a game that every M&M fanboy was waiting, it was meant to be a revolution, just like M&M 6, it was going to revitalize the series, but instead it killed it. :bawling:
Next we heard 3DO went out of business, a dinasty had ended, and in top of that last year when I heard that UBISOFT (one of the major Gaming companies today) was buying the M&M license, I thought "well this could be good", but instead they just took the name and made a medieval FPS that tries to be a poor example of an RPG.

For all of this reasons I say that those were the days, the day of M&M VII, a must in every gamer collection.

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« Reply #27 on: October 04, 2006, 07:54:44 AM »
You might want to look at some none fantasy titles, and even some none RPG like Half-life, Deus Ex, System Shock, Resident Evil, UFO, etc.
 

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« Reply #28 on: October 04, 2006, 09:51:19 PM »
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You might want to look at some none fantasy titles, and even some none RPG like Half-life, Deus Ex, System Shock, Resident Evil, UFO, etc.

And so I shall.
Funny thing I've already thought on those titles.:p

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« Reply #29 on: October 14, 2006, 04:05:00 AM »
I feel dreadfully out of touch, as I've only played one of the games (Planescape: Torment) mentioned so far.

That's all to do with me, than the choices though.  I think I could tick off all of the PC games I've played with both hands, and have enough fingers left over to count the platform games I've played.  Well, only if you discount Atari 2600 and NES games.  I played a bunch of those in my youth.