02-29-2012 08:22 PM
02-29-2012 10:31 PM
03-01-2012 12:05 PM
Oh man, you can't ask me this! It's like saying which of your kids is your favorite.
I can't bring myself to rank them so I'll have to settle for bullet points and you're getting my top-five:
I'm sure that would be totally different if I thought longer but that's what came out first...
03-01-2012 12:25 PM
03-01-2012 03:29 PM
Pshh, maybe if Mrs. Uhlendorf played more games growing up she would have learned herself some countin'.
And I don't know why I loved River City Ransom so much, but I totally did.
03-02-2012 03:39 PM
Mass Effect 2: The impact of decisions and the branching storyline are great but in the end making me care about my choices in a game is the best
X-Com: So many hours and again caring about what is happening to my little squad
Panzer General II: The best mix of fun and technically challenging, It has not been surpassed in my opinion.
I will share a story on X-com. So I was on the very last mission. I am one of those people who will re-load if a person on the squad dies (don't judge me) and at the start of the mission I had a death, but I decided to play as far as I could just to see what I was in for. So as my squad split up and started to search the rooms it became a battle of attrition. For whatever reason the final part of the base I found was the elevator up to the big bad brain.
So I have 2 squad members left. They are scavenging equipment and ammo from the dead members of the team. I enter the hallway to the elevator and one member goes down from a snapshot at the end of the hall. my last remaining guy throws his last plasma grenade and takes out the 3 aliens at the end of the hall. I enter the elevator with my last guy and after exchanging fire with the remaining guards manage to take them down. But I am bleeding out and I have no medical pack to heal myself. I had 2 rounds before I was going to go unconscious. I pull out my last boomer bazooka round and after the cutscreen fire it directly into the brain (overkill because a single pistol round would have done the same thing).
I kill the brain, blow myself up, and win the game. best ending ever in my life, it was like making up a Hollywood movie as I played. I went back and played it with no casualties but 20 years later I still remember the exhilaration and satisfaction of making it to the end and winning with my last shot.
best gaming memory ever
03-02-2012 03:44 PM
Great story, John! Thanks for sharing. I was picturing movie scenes when I read that!
I still am trying to decide. Since I've come along to the gaming scene a little later in life, I just don't know! Some of the titles I see I haven't even heard of.
Can't wait to hear more of people's opinions!
03-08-2012 02:47 PM
Madden - maybe 02-06 can nail down exactly which one, but definately on the ps2
Monster Hunter - Come on, the Wii version sucks- how about a PS3 version....(not PSP!!)
4th & Inches - C64 I created a fake league and teams and kept a season of stats all by hand. and no I didn't find out about girls till later in high school
Bard Tale 3 - C64 just dug that game
Wastland - for the C64, not the ps2 version. Like the bards tale but post nuclear war.