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#821539 - 07/13/12 03:10 AM Dark side list 2012
flotsam Offline
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Hi all,
Off we go again.
You know the drill - you have 13 days to list 13 Dark Side games that other people should play, whether they be newbies or veterans, fps fans or rpg tragics or just want to see what the fuss is about.
Rules are the same as last year:

1. You can recommend a maximum of 13 games, but are allowed to recommend less.
2. You can't list a series, unless you use single votes for each game.
3. Expansion packs, DLC, GOTY releases etc are all considered the same game - just vote for eg Fallout 3 and ignore all its available added on bits.
4. Consistent with 3, enhanced editions, directors cuts etc are also considered the same game.
5. Any "dark" game (ie not pure adventure or casual) can be listed, irrespective of genre.
6. You don't have to indicate the type or genre, and you are not limited to any specific number of games in any genre. Go ahead and list 13 fps' if you want to.
7. It is essentially a pc list (the system not the games), but given that many players have other systems, if you want to list some games for those go ahead.

If you can list alphabetically it helps me count, and please use full names if possible so I don't get them mixed up. If in doubt, I will ask.
:zombie: :zombie: :zombie:
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#821568 - 07/13/12 08:15 AM Re: Dark side list 2012 [Re: flotsam]
SharonB Offline
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Registered: 01/23/09
Posts: 935
Loc: Delaware, USA
I'm first! bravo Mine will be a short list as I am no where near as experienced as most of you. smile

1. Anachronox

2. Arcanum

3. Divine Divinity

4. Elder Scrolls 3 - Morrowind

5. Elder Scrolls 5 - Skyrim

6. Lands of Lore 1

7. Lands of Lore 3

8. Witcher (The)



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Edit: Upon further consideration, I can recommend Skyrim at this time. Also deleted unnecessary comments.







Edited by SharonB (07/13/12 07:17 PM)

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#821594 - 07/13/12 11:18 AM Re: Dark side list 2012 [Re: flotsam]
Debra Offline
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Registered: 05/30/99
Posts: 2237
Loc: Central Texas
Here goes:

1. Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magic Obscura
2. Diablo 2 (not a typo - don't like 3)
3. Divine Divinity
4. Dragon Age: Origins
5. Dungeon Siege
6. Morrowind
7. Neverwinter Nights 1
8. Neverwinter Nights 2
9. Oblivion
10. Painkiller (FPS)
11. Planescape: Torment
10. Realms of the Haunting
12. Skyrim
13. The Witcher

If you're using these lists to determine games you might like to try, please look at the whole Dungeon Siege series. I just recently have replayed lots of oldies and I had forgotten how much I liked all the Dungeon Siege games, but there are so many I didn't want to waste all my votes on them. lol

Thanks Flotsam for doing these each year!
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#821607 - 07/13/12 12:30 PM Re: Dark side list 2012 [Re: flotsam]
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Loc: Lincoln, NE
Guild Wars: Prophecies
Guild Wars: Factions
Guild Wars: Nightfall
Guild Wars 2 (final beta next weekend, launches August 28th)

The first thee can be played alone or linked on same account so characters from one can be used in the others. There's also a Guild Wars expansion which has to be linked to one of three, it does not stand alone, Guild Wars: Eye of the North. Collectively the four are unofficially known as "Guild Wars 1". Although set on the same planet, Guild Wars 2 is a very different game, set 250 years after Eye of the North. Guild Wars 1 characters CANNOT be carried over to Guild Wars 2. You don't need to have played GW1 to enjoy GW2.
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#821622 - 07/13/12 01:39 PM Re: Dark side list 2012 [Re: flotsam]
manxman Offline
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Registered: 07/23/02
Posts: 15732
Loc: Unionville
Dragon Age Origins
Dragon Age 2
Fallout 3
Kingdoms of Alumar Reckoning
Mass Effect
Mass Effect 2
Mass Effect 3
Oblivion
Skyrim wave
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#821639 - 07/13/12 03:57 PM Re: Dark side list 2012 [Re: manxman]
Mad Offline
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Registered: 11/21/00
Posts: 23711
Loc: United Kingdom
Mine will hardly have changed since the last time but I still rate my choices grin
[My PC is just getting too old to play the latest stuff eek]

Baldur’s Gate
Betrayal in Antara
Divine Divinity
Drakensang
Kings Bounty
Knights of the Old Republic
Might & Magic VI
Morrowind
Neverwinter Nights
Planescape Torment
Quest for Glory IV [GOG Version allows play on modern machines]
Return to Krondor [GOG Version allows play on modern machines]
Witcher [The]
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#821654 - 07/13/12 04:47 PM Re: Dark side list 2012 [Re: flotsam]
oldman Offline
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Registered: 04/15/00
Posts: 3472
Loc: Lost in the Arizona Desert
Had a hard time getting it down to 13 this year. A lot of new ones came along to add to my list bumping some of my old standards.

Divine Divinity
Dragon Age 2
Kingdoms of Amular The Reckoning
KOTOR 1
KOTOR 2
Morrowind
Risen
Sacred Gold
Skyrim
Tomb Raider Underworld
Vampire The Masquerade Bloodlines
Witcher Enhanced
Witcher 2
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#821678 - 07/13/12 07:25 PM Re: Dark side list 2012 [Re: flotsam]
Barb Offline
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Registered: 11/27/99
Posts: 1798
Loc: Leavenworth, KS
Dark Messiah of Might and Magic
Gothic 1
Gothic 2
Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine
Might & Magic 3
Might & Magic 6
Might & Magic 7
Quest for Glory 4
Silent Hill 2
Silent Hill 3
Vampire the Masquerade – Bloodlines
Vampire the Masquerade – Redemption
Wizardry 7, Crusaders of the Dark Savant
World of Xeen


Edited by Barb (07/13/12 07:34 PM)
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#821736 - 07/14/12 04:08 AM Re: Dark side list 2012 [Re: flotsam]
Lex Offline
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Registered: 03/07/04
Posts: 5264
Loc: Isle of Man
I am very slow and very choosy, so my list is very short! (I play on Xbox 360, as I grew tired of having to update the computer every time a new game comes out)

1. Skyrim
2. Witcher 2 Enhanced edition
3. Portal 2 (is that darkside?)
and possibly 4. Dark Souls - bought but not yet played... wink
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#821803 - 07/14/12 10:49 AM Re: Dark side list 2012 [Re: flotsam]
mcc Offline
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Registered: 03/13/08
Posts: 1279
Loc: Michigan
My list includes mainly games played in the last 12 months, Killzone 2 is older than this but I replayed it yet again a few months ago. Mass Effect 3 is included despite terrible endings (opinion of many players including mine) because if one is not attached to the characters will find many hours of enjoyment.

Battlefield 3
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3
Crysis 2
Dead Space 2
Deus Ex Human Revolution
Dragon Age II
Fear 3
Killzone 2
Mass Effect 3
Max Payne 3
Resistance 3
Uncharted 3
Witcher 2


Edited by mcc (07/16/12 10:33 AM)
Edit Reason: missed the 2 in Dead Space
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#821899 - 07/14/12 06:15 PM Re: Dark side list 2012 [Re: flotsam]
hugh Offline
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Registered: 07/13/03
Posts: 913
Loc: Khi-Asia
Thanks again, Flotsam
My list:

Batman: Arkham Asylum
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
Dragon Age 2
God of War 3
Infamous 2
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
Limbo
Risen
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
The Sims 3
Tomb Raider 1
Uncharted 3

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#822124 - 07/15/12 04:49 PM Re: Dark side list 2012 [Re: flotsam]
flotsam Offline
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Registered: 04/24/00
Posts: 3530
Loc: Canberra, Australia
Count to here.
Keep them coming.
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#822125 - 07/15/12 05:03 PM Re: Dark side list 2012 [Re: flotsam]
presto Offline
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Registered: 01/15/01
Posts: 959
Loc: NJ USA
And mine:

Alan Wake
Alice Madness Returns
American McGee's Alice
Amnesia The Dark Descent
Clive Barker's Undying
Deus Ex
F.E.A.R.
L.A. Noire
Limbo
Penumbra Overture
Silent Hill 2
Silent Hill 3


Thanks flotsam!

Best,
Leigh-Anne

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#823340 - 07/16/12 01:33 PM Re: Dark side list 2012 [Re: flotsam]
Smiley456 Offline
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Registered: 03/01/02
Posts: 1192
Loc: Scanian Provinces
Here's my list:

Baldur's Gate II
BioShock 2
Dragon Age: Origins
F.E.A.R
Heroes of Might and Magic III
Lands of Lore 2
Might & Magic VII
Might & Magic VIII
Might and Magic IX
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
Thief: The Dark Project
Thief 2: The Metal Age
Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines


Edited by Smiley456 (07/16/12 01:37 PM)

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#823638 - 07/18/12 07:38 AM Re: Dark side list 2012 [Re: flotsam]
Kayc Offline
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Registered: 03/07/02
Posts: 824
Loc: Kentucky
smile Thanks flotsam
My list:


Divine Divinity
Dungeon Siege
Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine
Might and Magic VI
Might and Magic VII
Morrowind
Neverwinter nights
Outcast
Skyrim (playing now)
Splinter Cell
Thief Gold
Vampire of the Masquerade: Bloodlines
Witcher: Enhanced

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