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What is the best computer game ever?

Started by Tyler, 2004-09-27T10:10:49-05:00 (Monday)

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William Grim

prboom is as close to the original as you get.  The only major difference I notice is that it has native TCP/IP support and can support up to 32 players....

We should have an on-campus deathmatch (or co-op play).
William Grim
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Michael Kennedy

i used to be pretty decent at doom when it was, well, my life, but after playing all the newer real 3d games that no looking up and down thing just gave me fits.  i used to be a master at the circle strafe with the mouse, but i couldnt hardly get past level 3 on nightmare now.

playing would be fun, but man it would also be frustrating.  :)
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Still a fan of Metal Gear Solid.  Doom 3 just didnt do anything for me :(


Quote1) lack of effort on the designer: it seems that games just do not have the substance that they once used to. quite a few of them seem to think 'who needs a plot, we can just put a cool explosion there'

But the past of gaming isn't exactly devoid of absolutely horrible games either.  Arguably the worst game ever made was ET for the Atari 2600 (though, that did set the standard for licensed games being crap).  

And many games back then didn't really have as depth as we're led to believe.  Games, for the most part, were filled with straight forward goals that leave little room for deviating from the main "plot" and consisted primarily of high scores instead of story.  That is, unless you consider the story from Super Mario Bros. 2 to be a work of literary art. :-D

Now if you were to say that games were more difficult back then, you'd have a point I'd agree with.  The Mega Man series still frustrates me to this day, whereas most games I play from present time don't offer me as much challenge as I would like, but since I'm more of an RPG person, story is more important to me anyway.

And as for my opinion about the best game ever: Final Fantasy VII.


The best computer game ever in my book is Ultima online.  It's a limitless world allows you to be anything you want to.  Plus you get to communicate with other people. It's just the right blend of magic, fighting, and role-playing. Now with third-party servers the world becomes even more limitless as users can design their own maps and quests and so on.

I do have to throwback to the old school though.  Sierra's 'Quest' series like Kings quest, police quest, space quest have to be some of the best games ever made.  So much humor combined with exciting puzzles and deep involving plot.
oh and don't forget about leisure suit Larry :-P
Josh Cunningham
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John Eachus

For MMORPG it has to be Lineage II.
     I've never played a game 48 hours straight till now.

FPS has to be FarCry.
     RagDoll Technology has really enhanced the physics and the environment is phenomenal, not to mention the game play.

Although I love the old school stuff, I have to move on to better things when they come out.

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GUYS! seriously quit bringing up old threads :(

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i would have to go w/ Jedi Knight 2 as my fav computer game. Been playing it for 5 years online, and its been out for like 14 and it still has tons of people playing. Not the greatest graphics, but very customizable. Love it

Alex Towell

I have the most nostalgia for games like Zelda, early Ultima games, Dragon Warrior, Mario, etc... However, if I were to replay those games, I would quickly realize how unimpressive they are compared to more modern games. Time has a way of making the past seem sweeter than it really was. And, no doubt, I also simply enjoyed that kind of activity more in the past. So, it's rather difficult for me to say.

But if we go by the amount of time devoted to playing, it would have to go to Doom 1 (multplayer).
Alex Towell

Devon Berry

This thread is destined to live forever!  :lol:

Anyways, I'm surprised no one has mentioned Master of Magic or Master of Orion II. Those are two of my favorite classics. I am in the middle of a Master of Magic game right now in fact!

As for more modern, I can't seem to stop playing Savage and Spring.

There are plenty of others though, too many to list that are on a similar level. I play way too many games.  :D