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It's more for the sake of nostalgia than absolute quality, really - it was the third cRPG I'd ever owned, and we played the heck out of it back in the day. The Ice Cave still makes me shudder when I think about how many times I'd have to try it before I could get through. I guess I also liked it because it was difficult, though the most difficult game in the series by far is III, I think.
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I had to say Microsoft for the Age of Empires series as well as being the first to release a next-generation console. However, as far as actual games go, EA is pretty good, as well as, well, *points to banner*.

Not like I'd spend 500 bucks on a XBox360 anyway.

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Bioware is a good company. Reppin' for the North! Bioware

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Atari 2600 all the way! That the only console I've ever really played.
But seriously, I have to vote for MAC/PC because well, I like a keyboard and mouse over any controler.
I don't have a favorite game developer, but I like pretty much all the games and developers mentioned. I will have to try Planescape: Torment. I hear it's fantastic.

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quote:
Originally written by Andraste:

Atari 2600 all the way! That the only console I've ever really played.

That was the first console I ever had. I still remember E.T., Asteroids, and Missile Defense!

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I will have to try Planescape: Torment. I hear it's fantastic.

Planescape: Torment is my all-time favorite RPG and that says a lot being that I have played other touted classics along the likes of Ultima VII, the Fallouts, Wasteland, Baldur's Gate, Daggerfall, Xenogears, FF among others. Torment is simply the best RPG ever made on any platform.

I will admit, though, that the game is not for everybody. Particularly, those not into slightly darker games with massive amounts of text. Otherwise, it is a must play. If you can enjoy an engrossing storyline that rivals the best literature, with the best character development (most interesting NPCs ever), I'd get it. And right away.

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Sega Genesis has some great games. Puggsy, Toejam & Earl, Beyond Oasis, Boogerman...

FFX-2 sucks. Songstresses my ass. If that's not the cheesiest video game concept I've ever heard of, I don't know what is.

It had one good point though:
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quote:
Originally written by Tyran:

I used to be a Nintendo fan, but their new stuff sucks out loud. These days, the only new games i play are on the PS2. The PC will always win over the console though.
It is amazing how much we agree on games. Although, I’ve always prefer the console over the PC. Now now now, before all the flaming starts: take in consideration that I didn't have a PC until age 15, I think? (well one that was actually worth to count), so I still don't feel as comfortable playing computer games as a do playing games with the console. The controllers are just so much easier for me to handle than the keyboard and/or mouse.

Edit: Btw, that game cube is a disgrace

Edit: To the post below: Si soy Dominicana, de Santiago to be exact. I moved to the states a couple of years ago. I still go to DR a lot, I was there all summer last year.

[ Wednesday, June 28, 2006 11:17: Message edited by: Leena ]

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quote:
Originally written by Leena:
It is amazing how much we agree on games. Although, I’ve always prefer the console over the PC. Now now now, before all the flaming starts: take in consideration that I didn't have a PC until age 15, I think? (well one that was actually worth to count), so I still don't feel as comfortable playing computer games as a do playing games with the console.

Here is a confession.

I grew up on consoles. Way before I had a PC, the only computer I ever had was a Commodore 64. Aside from that everything else had been consoles. The first console I had was the Atari 2600. And then I moved on to the Sega Genesis, Sega Master System, NES, SNES and Turbo Grafx 16 for several years before I even got my first PC...

In fact, even after I got my first PC, I still much preferred the console to it. I was the biggest SEGA fanboy back in the 90's and had utterly disliked PC games. In my mind back then console games seemed much more enjoyable although the serious dearth of quality PC RPGS back in the first half of the '90s (Ultima VII notwithstanding) surely contributed to that perception.

Now it is 2006.. And for nearly a decade, I had found the light and been playing far more PC games than console games by about a margin of 10:1. When Fallout, Baldur's Gate, and Planescape Torment came out in the mid-late 90's that helped changed my perception of the PC. I have not looked back ever since...

I have come to the following conclusion:

Computer games are so much better than console games it is not even funny..

Although, I grew up on consoles and not on PCs, you wouldn't be able to tell that now. I'm virtually all about the PC, and the keyboard/mouse interface is just as (if not more ) comfortable for things like FPS, strategy games, and RPGS anyways than a controller.

THE PC RULZ!

EDIT: And Leena, from previous posts I get the impression que eres dominicana?
I am Dominican myself, although born and raised in the states though I do go to Santo Domingo from time to time.

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I marked "Other", meaning "who needs a console when you have a computer?" Why would anybody buy those new overpriced consoles that cost as much as a [cheap] PC?

For computer games, my favorite developers currently are Firaxis for Civilization series (particularly Civ4), and Stardock (Galactic Civilization 2). I like Stardock for their attitude as much as the game itself: Developers active on both company and fan forums, patches that improve interface and game mechanics, in addition to bug fixes, etc. I wish all small (and large) developers had that kind of attitude.

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I have a stack of Atari games sitting in front of me wating to be played. Now all I need is to get the console back...
Games to be playes:
Q*Bert
Alpha Beam with Ernie
Swordquest: Fireworld
Cookie Monster Munch

I will be looking for a copy of PlaneScape: Torment at Bookmen's.

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FFX-2 sucks. Songstresses my ass. If that's not the cheesiest video game concept I've ever heard of, I don't know what is.
But it's amazing when played under the influence of mind altering substances. Those Hypellos are nuts. My gripe with it was a lack of substantial moogle presence. Kupo.

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quote:
Originally written by Ephesos:

I rather enjoy the work Macsoft has done, as well as anyone affiliated with the Civilization series. Cyan gets points for Myst.

My vote (and heart) lies with Cyan. My life changed when I heard the words "I realized the moment I fell into the Fissure...".

On video games/computer games/console games: I've seen the term "video game" handled very vaguely, sometimes to refer just to console games, sometimes to any game that involves graphics, sometimes to anything that is displayed on a screen (yes, Zork). Since I have never owned a console, computer games are pretty much all there is for me...

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1. Cyan, but for the original Myst and Riven, not for the ridiculous number of sequels spun off them.

2. Bioware, for BGII, and generally being cool.

3. Sierra and LucasArts, for things like Space Quest and Monkey Island.

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Riven is a sequel to Myst. Exile is a sequel to Riven. Revelation is a sequel to Exile.

Is there a definite point in the series after which you find them ridiculous - if so, how did you arrive at it?

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Quantic Dream.

I loved Indigo Prophecy.

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quote:
Originally written by Drow:

Riven is a sequel to Myst. Exile is a sequel to Riven. Revelation is a sequel to Exile.

Is there a definite point in the series after which you find them ridiculous - if so, how did you arrive at it?

Although I can't speak for anyone else, I'd say that Uru is a pretty good example of a "ridiculous sequel".

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I don't play anything besides computer games, and I don't play a lot of those. Besides Spiderweb Software, I like Maxis for SimAnt, SimCopter, and the Streets of SimCity.

Dikiyoba used to play a few games by The Learning Company, but Dikiyoba is too old for those games now.
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What about Myth V: End of Ages, Aran?

—Alorael, who doesn't think Uru counts as a sequel. It's another game based on the same world(s).
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Most people find that everything after Riven is crap. Exile is crap, Revelations is really crap, End of ages is a horrible attempt to glue Uru and Myst together. That's usually what they say. I think Exile and Revelations are okay, but I agree with them on End of Ages. However I still haven't played the Uru series.

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I suppose it's only natural Nintendo's my favorite since I've only owned their consoles. Like most of you, I still prefer the computer though. My first console was the NES and my first computer was the TRS-80. I was playing both by the time I was 3.

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quote:
Originally written by Euphoriasis:

What about Myth V: End of Ages, Aran?

—Alorael, who doesn't think Uru counts as a sequel. It's another game based on the same world(s).

Myst. :P

I want to play that too at some point, but I thought the sentence would be too long if I mentioned all of them.

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That's what I get for playing Myth instead of Myst.

—Alorael, who prefers Limbs, Heads, and Smoking Craters to puzzles that cause your head to become a smoking crater.
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quote:
Originally written by The_Other_Guy:

I like the X-Box and the PSP too, but their prices are INSANE!
False! I have an Xbox and I don't spend much - just 20 ? for a good game (used, though).

The insane prices are the new games, and the Xbox 360 games & console.

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I meant the prices of the consoles themselves.

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You can get a used Xbox for around $100, and if your smart, you can find a PSP for around $180.

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