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Greatest Video Game Evar: Nominations

Post by Sylvus »

Since we are a bunch of fickle mush-heads who talk about the Next Big Thing as if it's the second coming of jebus, I'd like to do a poll to figure out which game, for any system, is the consensus pick for VV's GREATEST VIDEO GAME EVAR. That's where you come in. Reply to this with suggestions for the poll options, and in a few days or whenever I decide, I'll make it into a poll that we can vote on.

Use whatever criteria you like to make your suggestion, from the game with the most longevity or replayability, to an old game that you enjoyed more than any other at the time but you can't get into right now due to its antiquated graphics or whatever. Try to limit your nominations to one per reply, and feel free to explain your choice or not. I'm mostly just hoping that this thread will help me get through a Friday afternoon when work is dragging.

My first nomination would probably have to be the Legend of Zelda. I think it's the game that got me into RPG's, which have remained my favorite since. Granted I was only like 10 years old, but at the time that it came out I can remember virtually every one of my peers liking that game, people at school constantly talking about it and sharing tips on how to get past certain things... it was quite a phenomenon.
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Final Fantasy 6 would have to be my pick

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Elite.
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Drolgin Steingrinder wrote:Elite.
Elite was a game my older brother played non-stop.

My game would have to be System Shock.
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Civilization. I have had this game on every one of my computers since I discovered it. Always a great game.

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StarCraft
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Ultima IV - Quest of the Avatar

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There is always someone who can't just pick one thing in a thread like this, they have to list 21676237 things and categorize them in some arbitrary way so that the whole purpose of the question becomes complicated. Other people will then start listing their 21676237 favorites and the thread will become pointless and Sylvus will never get his answer.

So to answer Sylvus' question:

I'm with Bubba. Civilization is the only game that I love every time I pick it up and its the only one I come back to time and time again.
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My favorite all time game would have to be:

Final Fantasy. The first one that came out on the NES which I think was actually the real FF3 or something like that.

That is the game that got me hooked into the RPG generation of games. I would follow that one closely with the first Dragon Warrior. Later, Breath of Fire broke the mold and games just kept getting bigger and better after that.

Nothing will give me the passion to play like EQ did though. Although, WoW comes damn close.
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EDIT:

Changing my vote... Although I am completely obsessed with Gears, I am going to put my all time vote in for

Zelda: A link to the past

I downloaded it on my Wii the other day (although I still have it on my super nintendo) and am playing through it for the umpteen millionth time.

Honorable mention : Secret of Mana
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see?

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Going to go with Sylvus on the Zelda.

I think I was around the same age, 10 or 11 when this came out. If I remember correctly, wasn’t it a gold cartridge? This game is very special to me. Everyday, my dad would come home from work and we would always play for an hour or so before dinner. The one rule was that we would always play together each one taking turns with the controller, he would always let me kill the boss type creatures because “I was so much better than him at this game”.

Zelda is a game that I will never forget. I have some awesome memories playing that game.


Contra was kind of awesome at the time as well.

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Midnyte_Ragebringer wrote:Ultima IV - Quest of the Avatar
Ohhh good one.

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Animalor wrote:
Midnyte_Ragebringer wrote:Ultima IV - Quest of the Avatar
Ohhh good one.
I still have all my old hand drawn maps on taped together graph paper and 2 notebooks full of quest logs. Finishing that game and becoming an Avatar was a feeling no game has ever been able to recreate. Some zone boss killings for the first time in EQ1 came close, but not quite.

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EverQuest.. seriously, what other games brought the types of highs and lows and addictive behavior that EQ did.. does..

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Master of Orion 2 is still my favorite. No other space sim has come close since.
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Post by Winnow »

Everquest

EQ was the right game at the right time. I doubt most people will ever put 3-6 years into a single game like that again with the exception of WoW but that game doesn't carry the same passions EQ had. Most likely there will never be so much emotion poured out on message boards regarding a game again with the "play nice" rules put into place in most games.

Nothing comes remotely close to EQ for the amount of hours played and fun (and drama) had in a game.

Elite is a classic but its roots are M.U.L.E. and that trading game on the Apple II's if anyone remembers it (called Taipan)

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Ultima III: first epic fantasy game I played with leveling characters.

If including console games, FFX gets my vote in that category.

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Re: Greatest Video Game Evar: Nominations

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Sylvus wrote:Try to limit your nominations to one per reply
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(not just winnow, everybody with multiples)
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Everquest was the pick :twisted:

The rest was just additional comments on previous picks and other factors!

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I'm going to have to agree with Bubba and Lala and say that the Civilization franchise gets my vote. I won't peg it down to any one version of it since they're all virtually the same where it counts most. Just. One. More. Turn.

God it's taking all my willpower not to comment on any other games.
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Post by Sylvus »

You're welcome to suggest a different one if yours has already been stated. That'll just add more options to the poll, where you can still vote for Civ.
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Final Fantasy 6 (released as 3 for the US market on Super Nintendo)

As stated above, the Final Fantasy games got me hooked on role playing games. They were the video game equivalent of Tolkien for me: I could never put them down after playing them.

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Sylvus wrote:You're welcome to suggest a different one if yours has already been stated. That'll just add more options to the poll, where you can still vote for Civ.
Well I was going to comment on EQ and how I met many cool people through it, but that's been picked as well.

Ok then.. Quest For Glory. I played that game so many damned times, and while it wasn't as popular as the other Sierra games, I felt it was the best one.
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I know it's not that old, but Morrowind is one of my all time favorites.
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Yuo gays ever herd of EverQuest? It's SOO AWESOME!!11!!one!!

But the Civ series gets my vote for real. I've had a version of that franchise installed on every PC I've ever owned.
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I'll see your Zelda and raise you Zelda 3 on SNES. Best game ever.
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Planescape Torment


or Fallout


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Oh man! I cnat believe I forgot Fallout.

I still have fallout 2 installed.

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No Bards Tale?

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Impossible to choose if based solely on opinion, but if you add consideration for impact on the industry, I have to go with Civilization.
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Fallout 1 + 2

Runners up- Baldurs Gate series, especially the opening of #2, and Civilisation.

MMORG- Sojourn/Toril MUD.

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Jagged Alliance 2

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wizardry

Wizardy pwns Zelda as the leader in RPGs. FU STUPID ELF!
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It's just so hard to chose one game as the best game ever. There were so many games that just rocked into the unknown.

Goldeneye was one of the few game that completely destroyed months of my life along with my friends.

Yes, EQ held my time like no other.

Xenogears and FF12 are still amazing games no matter how many times I play them.

I have a hard time putting putting this in here, but Half Life definatly gets credit, along with CS.

If I had to chose one, then it would be xenogears

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Nothing had a bigger effect than Donkey Kong.. stayed up for mutha fucking HRS playing it..
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One game? That's like asking for one favourite film - not gonna happen.
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Everquest
UFO: Enemy unknown (X-Com)
Elite
Dungeon Master
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Zelda: Ocarina of Time
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X-Wing & TIE Fighter

All of the above ate an unhealthy number of hours and moved me on an emotional level way above other run-of-the-mill games.
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oh I forgot about UFO.

I change my answer.

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I forgot Wasteland.
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Post by Gonzoie - Luclin »

Ocarina of Time. I dont like saying it since i like games more than that, but its one of the Top selling of all time and already won awards for being best game of all time.

Although i think the 2 games besides EQ and WoW i put more hours into than any other game are Marvel Vs Capcom 2 and FF X. FF 7 also gets a nomination just because it is that damn good.
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I originally was going to say Goldeneye, because I probably played that game more than any other game ever, but I chalked it up to playing multiplayer to single player 1000:1, so I saved that nomination for my favorite multiplayer game (Halo owes everything to this game). Even though the single player game was amazing for its time, I will always think about the multiplayer.
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Iwould have to go with the civilization franchise too, owned all of them and played them an unreal number of hours.

I would really like to add more games though.
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ROCKET JOCKEY!!!

no not really.

EQ is the game that took up more of my time than any other game and I had so fucking much fun with it.

But I've never been so pissed at a game either =p So EQ doesn't win.

I give it to Chrono Trigger.
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FFIV, released for SNES as FFII in the states.
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Civ and Heroes of might and magic






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PC: Wasteland-
This game launched one of the greatest RPG powerhouse teams of all time and laid the groundwork of the entire Fallout series. These guys went on to make the Baldur's Gate games, Fallout, NWN, and a billion other quality games over the years. The team behind this game all became core backbone members of top design houses in the industry for years after.

Honorable mention to Master of Orion 2, Civilization, Wing Commander 4, and Starcraft.

Console: Final Fantasy 4 (2 in US)
They highest grossing GP in history and the game that built Square into the EA of RPGs. Anyone who owned a Super NES played this game and all future RPGs are measured against it.

Honorable mention to Ocarina of Time, FF7, Tekken 2, and Shadow Run

Arcade: Ms Pac Man
People STILL play this fucking game and its probably the most financially successful arcade game of all time. If I see the game some place, I play it at least once.

Honorable Mention: Guantlet, Sinistar, Mortal Kombat, and Spy Hunter.
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