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#95214 - 07/12/05 03:27 AM 2005 Dark Side recommendations
flotsam Offline
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You asked for it so here goes happydance
We all know why we are here. But just in case you don't, the object of this thread is to recommend to other boomers non-adventure games that you believe worthy of playing in this day and age. They may be your all time favourites, but they need not be. There might be a game you love dearly but for whatever reason you couldn't recommend it to someone to play today.
We then compile a final list as a resource for other players who want to know what to play next. I started the first such list for exactly that reason; I had no idea which games were good and which weren't.
There are rules, and they follow. I have been guided by last year and some earlier posts.

1. You can recommend a maximum of 10 games, but you can recommend less.
2. You can't list a series, unless you use single votes for each game.
3. Expansion packs will be considered seperate games, on the basis that the original might be ordinary but an expansion pack superb.
4. Any game that is not pure adventure can be listed, irrespective of genre.
5. 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 10 rpg's if you choose.
6. It is essentially a pc list, but given that many players have consoles as well, if you want to list games for the console go right ahead. Ico got a mention in the adventure list and it is PS2.

Please use full titles where possible. I am not familiar enough with some of these games to know which games are sequels/add ons etc.
Lets agree the thread closes Friday fortnight, and at the end of it all I will compile an alphabetical list and a numerical list, and with the help of Nickie thumbsup
Quantity has a quality all of its own

#95215 - 07/12/05 04:06 AM Re: 2005 Dark Side recommendations
Robert Offline
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Registered: 05/25/05
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happydance Gday flotsam wave

Freedom Fighters
Beyond Good and Evil
X-Files : Resist or Serve (ps2)
PSI-OPS : The Mindgate Conspiracy
Medal of Honor : European Assault (xbox)
Oddworld : Strangers Wrath (xbox)
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell : Chaos Theory
Fatal Frame 2 : Crimson Butterfly
God of War (ps2)
My Gameplay Videos

#95216 - 07/12/05 05:11 AM Re: 2005 Dark Side recommendations
Carolin Offline
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Registered: 09/05/02
Posts: 586
Loc: Oslo, Norway
Hi. wave

1. Star Wars: Knights of the old republic
2. Harry Potter: The Prisoner of Azkaban
3. Sacred
4. Lego Star Wars: The Video Game
5. Morrowind
6. The Sims 2
7. The Sims 2: University
8. Zoo Keeper (DS)
9. Neverwinter Nights
10. Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines.

I haven't lost it, I just can't find it....

#95217 - 07/12/05 06:21 AM Re: 2005 Dark Side recommendations
kwbridge Offline
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1. Knights of the Old Republic
2. Beyond Good and Evil
3. Psychonauts
4. Wik & the Fable of Souls
5. Divine Divinity
6. Neverwinter Nights
7. Morrowind
8. Anachronox
9. Zanzarah
10. The Fifth Disciple
(Anti) Social Development

#95218 - 07/12/05 09:32 AM Re: 2005 Dark Side recommendations
Jen in Chgo Offline
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happydance evil (a darkside happydance) Thanks, Flotsam, for all your hard work.

1. Divine Divinity
2. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
3. Morrowind
4. Anachronox
5. Neverwinter Nights
6. Dragonriders: Chronicles of Pern
7. Quest for Glory Collection (all on one disc)
8. Quest for Glory: Shadows of the Servants
9. Baldur's Gate
10. Beyond Good & Evil

EDIT: Crud! evil Love, Jen evil
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#95219 - 07/12/05 09:47 AM Re: 2005 Dark Side recommendations
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Loc: Leavenworth, KS
1. Vampire the Masquerade-Redemption
2. Might & Magic 7
3. Wizardry 7 -Crusaders of the Dark Savant
4. Lands of Lore 1
5. Might & Magic 6
6. Indiana Jones & the Infernal Machine
7. Wizards & Warriors
8. Undying
9. Silent Hill 2
10. Silent Hill 3
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#95220 - 07/12/05 11:38 AM Re: 2005 Dark Side recommendations
lucca Offline
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Registered: 05/05/04
Posts: 1143
Hello, unsurprisingly the vampires top my list.

Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines
Vampire the Masquerade: Redemption
The Sims 2
The Sims
Might and Magic 6
Might and Magic 8
Age of Mythology

#95221 - 07/12/05 12:09 PM Re: 2005 Dark Side recommendations
DoreenS Offline
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Registered: 06/29/01
Posts: 15124
Loc: Hudson Valley, NY
Haven't really played that many and of those there are only a few I really liked. smile

Divine Divinity
Neverwinter Nights


#95222 - 07/12/05 01:36 PM Re: 2005 Dark Side recommendations
nickie Offline
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Registered: 01/08/02
Posts: 13453
Loc: Texas
Thanks again Flotsam, lol .
My selections are as follows:

1. Divine Divinity
2. Zanzarah
3. Sacred Plus
4. Heretic Kingdoms: The Inquisition (also known as Kult or simply as Heretic)
5. Might and Magic 6
6. Might and Magic 7
7. Quest for Glory 4
8. Ghost Master
9. Beyond Divinity
10. Morrowind

I had to leave off a ton that I like, but I did so for various reasons I won't bore you with here, mainly that they might be hard to play on the newer computers. M+M and Quest might be difficult as well, but couldn't bring myself to leave them off...
Super games and just missing from being in the top ten are Dragonriders of Pern, The Fifth Disciple, Silent Hill 2, Might and Magic VIII, Europa 1400, Rollercoaster Tycoon, and Anachronox.
"How could drops of water know themselves to be a river? Yet the river flows on."
- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

#95223 - 07/12/05 03:10 PM Re: 2005 Dark Side recommendations
oldman Offline
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Registered: 04/15/00
Posts: 3779
Loc: Lost in the Arizona Desert
Well, here's my list in no particular order.

Sacred Underworld (didn't like underworld but did like the Ancaria Campaign in this expansion)
Knights of the Old Republic
Splinter Cell 2
Divine Divinity
Betrayal in Antara (My First RPG)
Vampire Masquerade Bloodlines
Quest for Glory IV
You laugh because I'm different
I laugh because you're all the same

Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.


#95224 - 07/12/05 03:14 PM Re: 2005 Dark Side recommendations
friedmonky Offline
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Registered: 08/15/02
Posts: 10663
Loc: Massachusetts
Okay, here's my strange assortment of favorite non-adventure games. These are all PC games. No particular order. They're all excellent!

3.Max Payne 2
4.Silent Hill 2
5.Grand Prix Legends
6.MS Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight
7.Max Payne
8.Richard Burns Rally
9.Splinter Cell
10.Nosferatu: The Wrath of Malachi

Only 10? I could go on and on and on...very hard to limit it only to 10.

Rusty smile
Even monkeys fall from trees sometimes.

#95225 - 07/12/05 03:27 PM Re: 2005 Dark Side recommendations
pantheon Offline
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Registered: 09/13/04
Posts: 253
Loc: New Zealand
I haven't been playing games for long. Of the games I've played, I recommend:

Divine Divinity
Arx Fatalis
Baldur's Gate
Baldur's Gate 2
putting old gods to bed...

Currently playing: The Saboteur

#95226 - 07/12/05 04:52 PM Re: 2005 Dark Side recommendations
flotsam Offline
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Posts: 4211
Loc: Long Beach NSW Australia
Hey great start. I will periodically provide little updates to how we are going, starting next time laugh
Quantity has a quality all of its own

#95227 - 07/12/05 07:38 PM Re: 2005 Dark Side recommendations
syd Offline
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Registered: 11/12/99
Posts: 12307
Loc: Body in California/Heart in Ha...
Here's my list :

Divine Divinity
Gothic I
Gothic II
Planescape Torment
Knights of the Old Republic
Quest for Glory I (and 2, 3, 4, and 5) whistle

Well I'll be darned - this is the first year I ran out of slots before I ran out of games laugh
Dark Side : Risen
Light Side:

I can only please one person a day. Today isn't your day. Tomorrow's not looking good either.

#95228 - 07/12/05 07:53 PM Re: 2005 Dark Side recommendations
Schwab35 Offline
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Registered: 06/23/02
Posts: 2552
Loc: Los Angeles
Dark Side Twisty!


1) World of Warcraft
2) Sims 2
3) Planescape Torment
4) Anachronox
5) Baldur's Gate
6) Neverwinter Nights
7) City of Heroes
8) Dungeon Siege
9) Diablo 2
10) Icewind Dale

I tried to include some newer games to make my list different from last year, plus some older ones and some MMORPG's, so basically I don't know WHAT I'm doin' wave
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Playing: World of Warcraft; Geneforge 3

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