The Ultimate Favourite Game Poll v. 2.00

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AuthorTopic: The Ultimate Favourite Game Poll v. 2.00
E Equals MC What!!!!
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For the purposes of the poll, assume "registered" to mean having the full version of the game through any means, for example, winning it as a prize.

"I haven't played it enough to judge" obviously applies if you haven't even tried the game.

If you want to be silly, select the Comedy Options provided. Please refrain from messing up the results.

Now, can everyone please stop posting these topics? Please?

[ Friday, March 10, 2006 17:30: Message edited by: Ash Lael ]

Poll Information
This poll contains 18 question(s). 66 user(s) have voted.

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SupaNik: Aran, you're not big enough to threaten Ash. Dammit, even JV had to think twice.
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The only game that I rated "terrible" was Homeland. I haven't played Lost Souls, Galatic Core, or Ocean Bound though because I have a Windows, so I'm not sure how those games were.

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Alright, but I may still post a BoA ratings topic for the purposes for completing the set. Sorry Ash.

EDIT: Oh yeah, my rankings:

Most of mine were "haven't played enough."

No "played the demo" options.

BoE and A2 - Great

E3- Good

E1, E2, A1 - Okay

BoA - Poor**

No "terribles"

No "comedy options"

** I may have rated E1 and E2 lower, but I'm reconsidering those. Besides, they're classics. :P

[ Friday, March 10, 2006 17:43: Message edited by: BainIhrno ]

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That poll....

I think I voted for Jeb Bush.

Please make polls that are shorter, fewer choices, and less comprehensive.

There are Americans on these boards after all.

( :P )

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Well I ranked E3 and A3 as great. Mostly this is because E3 was the first spidweb game i played, and a long time favorite since i was little. A3 didnt lose to much, and A1 was cool as well. I haven't played A2, but after all the rave reviews im seeing i might have to. BOA has been a pretty big dissapointment, but I can't really compare it to anything similar becuase i never got BOE, so it got an average.

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Only registered for two games, GF1 and GF2, one great and the other good. Played GF3 demo and hated it.
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My compliments on a nicely designed poll, Ash.

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Early analysis (13 votes in):

Most Loved: BoE.
Best Seller: BoA.
Avernum vs Exile: Exile.

And once again we have someone claiming to have loved Homeland. I told you not to mess up the results.

[ Friday, March 10, 2006 18:41: Message edited by: Ash Lael ]

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SupaNik: Aran, you're not big enough to threaten Ash. Dammit, even JV had to think twice.
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People can have different tastes, even if they it does mean loving Homeland.

*did not make that vote*

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In theory.

Cripes, now there's a great for all the RW games too. What's wrong with you people?

[ Friday, March 10, 2006 18:47: Message edited by: Ash Lael ]

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SupaNik: Aran, you're not big enough to threaten Ash. Dammit, even JV had to think twice.
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Your answer, Ash.

(Lurker, please update the average)

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Huh. Okay, I take it back.

But surely even Ischi would only rate GC as 'good'.

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SupaNik: Aran, you're not big enough to threaten Ash. Dammit, even JV had to think twice.
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I had played only the GF Series. I don't like Avernum and Exile much.

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I liked Galactic Core.

*angry mob attacks with pitchforks*

Ow... Ow... And Lost Souls too!

*SWAT team with AK-47s breaks in through window*

But seriously, they're not that bad. They grow on you.

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quote:
Originally written by Wonko The Sane:

But seriously, they're not that bad. They grow on you.
So do yeast infections. I don't hear anybody defending those, though.

[ Saturday, March 11, 2006 07:09: Message edited by: Thuryl ]

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Interestingly enough, the poll seems to prove the fact that I am not the only one who bought Homeland. To those who bought Homeland : now write a review for Homeland in the appropriate thread, people. :)
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There are some interesting results here. For example, satisfaction with Geneforge series declined as the series progressed, while satisfaction with Exile and Avernum series peaked at E/A2 and didn't decline as much for the third installment. (However, satisfaction rate for A4 is about as low as for A1.) A2 looks like the most beloved of Spidweb games.

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quote:
Originally written by Zeviz:

A2 looks like the most beloved of Spidweb games.
Are you not counting BoE for some reason?

I know Djur gave BoE a good rating... I wonder who's responsible for the other good and the two okays? Show yourselves!

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SupaNik: Aran, you're not big enough to threaten Ash. Dammit, even JV had to think twice.
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Currently, A2 has as many registered-great responses (40%) as BoE. It does have fewer didn't-registered-greats, but it was much easier to just compare registered-great response columns for all games. :) Besides, I was thinking more about games made entirely by Jeff and BoE is mainly popular because of scenarios made by players.

[ Wednesday, March 15, 2006 13:16: Message edited by: Zeviz ]

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Ah - it is good to be back and posting! And what a treat - I'm back for another round of "I'm the only guy in the boards that hated BoE"

In anticipation of the barage of questions/insults - here are my reasons:

(1) I don't like the dialogue system, it is only marginally better than Exile 1's guess-a-word style.

(2) I SHOULDN'T have to use resedit to play a scenario with custom graphics. that is just sloppy.

(3) The character creation systems is too complex for a new player - in Avernum this is handled much better by giving you some simple descriptive types of characters to ease you in.

(4) The inventory system annoys me.

(5) Combat isn't very much fun.

In the end, the Exiles are just too old and clunky. If nostalgia for ultima 4 or 5 is your thing, then more power to you. But the Exiles didn't do anything for me.

"Why?" then you might ask "Why did you register it (along with E1 to E3, which I also think suck)" - Because I bought them all at the same time (the Exile trilogy CD and BoE) without trying the demo. I'd previously played Nethergate and really loved it, so I thought I'd give it a go. Well - that isn't quite true, I tried E1 in 1994 or 1995 when it first came out and had those horrid graphics, but I didn't realize that was what I was getting until after I'd made the purchase.

That said, I don't regret registering those games, since I do believe in rewarding people for their work, and I've easily amoratized the cost of those silly games from all the enjoyment I got from A1, A2, G1, G2, G3 and Galactic Core (Yeah - there - I said it - I liked Galactic Core). E1-E3, BoE, BoA, A3 and A4 were all registered and currently living in a drawer somewhere. They just don't appeal to me. But what the hell, snuff films don't appeal to me either, so to each his or her own.

Z

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Maybe next time I should grade it by "Finished" "Went past demo, never finished" "Played demo" and "Not played enough to judge".

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SupaNik: Aran, you're not big enough to threaten Ash. Dammit, even JV had to think twice.
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The character creation is too complex? Combat isn't fun?

Character creation is the most interesting of all of Jeff's game (as is the spell system), and oversimplification killed it in later games. The combat is great and the most fun combat I've had in any RPG. Somehow the Exile games don't feel like a hackfest even after fighting parties of wandering giants and troglos for the 300th time, while fighting goblins outdoors in Avernum for the 5th time made me want to kill myself.

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The character creation is too complex? Combat isn't fun?

Character creation is the most interesting of all of Jeff's game (as is the spell system), and oversimplification killed it in later games. The combat is great and the most fun combat I've had in any RPG. Somehow the Exile games don't feel like a hackfest even after fighting parties of wandering giants and troglos for the 300th time, while fighting goblins outdoors in Avernum for the 5th time made me want to kill myself.

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quote:
Originally written by Drakefyre:

The character creation is too complex? Combat isn't fun?

Character creation is the most interesting of all of Jeff's game (as is the spell system), and oversimplification killed it in later games. The combat is great and the most fun combat I've had in any RPG. Somehow the Exile games don't feel like a hackfest even after fighting parties of wandering giants and troglos for the 300th time, while fighting goblins outdoors in Avernum for the 5th time made me want to kill myself.

If it's worth saying twice, it's worth reading three times.

:P

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Originally written by Kelandon:

Well, I'm at least pretty sure that Salmon is losing.


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I was going to quote Drakey for agreement, but you know, four times is a bit much.

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