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#95244 - 07/14/05 08:22 AM Re: 2005 Dark Side recommendations
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</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="3" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by flotsam:
<strong> I noticed Syd that you tried to sneak in extras praise :kiss:

Well, if that doesn't work, just pick one for me, I can't remember which was best, just that I had a great time & would recommend them all. lol Can't blame a gal for tryin'.

laugh Love, Jen laugh
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#95245 - 07/14/05 10:10 AM Re: 2005 Dark Side recommendations
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Seems to me that many of us play series as one long game. I have done that with the BGs, Thiefs, Gothics and Might & Magic games to mention a few. However, for the list, in no special order:

Baldur's Gate 1
Baldur's Gate 2
Thief 1
Thief 2
Indiana Jones & the Infernal Machine
Anachronox
Divine Divinity
Planescape Torment
Gothic 1
Gothic 2

Alas, I must leave out so many wonderful hours of fun. Great gaming! wave

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#95246 - 07/14/05 07:26 PM Re: 2005 Dark Side recommendations
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Moi try to pull a fast one???? Never, I say, never.

As my esteemed colleague from the state of Illinois stated (and elequantely I might add) Quest for Glory is more one long story that is simply broken up into several managable shall we say, chapters - yes, let's say chapters. And as such it is technically one long game so.......... laugh
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#95247 - 07/14/05 07:45 PM Re: 2005 Dark Side recommendations
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Might and Magic 6
Anachronox
Divine Divinity
Gothic
Ultima Ascension
Zanzarah
Quest for Glory 4 (actually, all of them, but I won't try to sneak the rest of them in) wink
GhostMaster
King's Quest 8 Mask of Eternity
Arx Fatalis

And many more. *SIGH*

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#95248 - 07/15/05 06:16 AM Re: 2005 Dark Side recommendations
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Thanks flotsam!

1. Outcast
2. Divine Divinity
3. Neverwinter Nights
4. Morrowind
5. Dungeon Siege
6. Beyond Good and Evil
7. Might and Magic 7
8. Splinter Cell
9. Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine
10. James Bond 007 Nightfire

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#95249 - 07/15/05 10:54 AM Re: 2005 Dark Side recommendations
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Thanks Floatsam! I didn't think I had played enough "darkside" games to come up with 10...but I guess I have "slid" a little farther than I thought! smile

Here's mine..[not in any order]

1. Quest for Glory 4
2. Quest for Glory 5
3. Kings Quest 8 Mask of Eternity
4. Splinter Cell 1
5. Outcast
6. Prince of Persia 1
7. 007 Nightfire
8. Deus Ex 1
9. Indiana Jones Infernal Machine
10. Indiana Jones Temple of Doom...[still playing...and playing... smile
{Syd & Jen..I agree...chapters! smile }

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#95250 - 07/15/05 06:21 PM Re: 2005 Dark Side recommendations
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1.Morrowind
2.Divine Divinity
3.Baldur's Gate Shadows of Amn
4.Dungeon Seige
5.Icewind Dale
6.Diablo II
7.Baldur's Gate
8.Kult Heretic Kingdoms
9.Arcanum
10.Pain Killer
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#95251 - 07/18/05 11:39 AM Re: 2005 Dark Side recommendations
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I took my first foray into the dark side with Psychonauts and I have to say it was fabulous. So that's my only vote. I sure am getting great ideas from you guys. Thanks!
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#95252 - 07/19/05 03:21 PM Re: 2005 Dark Side recommendations
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I have 3 Galapagos- Mendels Escape- becaise its maddening- but fun anyway- and Harry potter- the first 2- I couldn't finish the 3rd because they wouldn't let me use my gamepad so that was a major drawback-
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#95253 - 07/20/05 09:11 PM Re: 2005 Dark Side recommendations
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Here are my favourites:

1)Divine Divinity
2-4)Morrowind, Tribunal (exp), & Bloodmoon (exp)
5)Baldur's Gate 1
6 - 7) Baldur's Gate 2: Shadows of Amn, & Throne of Bhaal (exp)
8)Gothic 1
9)Gothic 2
10) Dungeon Siege

Hard to choose as there are others I like as well.

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#95254 - 07/21/05 09:51 AM Re: 2005 Dark Side recommendations
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Hi Row, happydance


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#95255 - 07/22/05 01:29 AM Re: 2005 Dark Side recommendations
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Hi there,
Divine Divinity leads the way with 1 week to go.
Intriguing sounding ones I must check out are Psychonaut and the two Gothics, and how could one resist something titled Hordes of the Underdark. If I ever make a game it will have to have a name something like that (Evil Minions of the Nether Regions maybe).
Well done to those who resisted the temptation to list those so called long chapter thingys, but I will make special mention of QG in my summary at the end (bribery and flattery does bring results).
Thanks metzo for the clarification, and do I recall that Kult and Heretic are the same or at least related?
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#95256 - 07/22/05 02:03 AM Re: 2005 Dark Side recommendations
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Yep Flotsam, if anyone lists Kult, Heretic or Heretic Kingdoms, they are more than likely referring to the same game (released by different name in different countries). However, you do have one vote for Heretic II, which is in no way related to the other game. And you just thought it was going to be easy. wink
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#95257 - 07/22/05 05:09 AM Re: 2005 Dark Side recommendations
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I have to contribute to this list despite getting very little game time nowadays, thanks to puppy and I tend to concentrate on my consoles when ever I am free. However these are my top recommendations in no particular order:

Populous The Promised Lands
Age of Empires
Anachronox
Zanzarah
America
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#95258 - 07/25/05 07:45 AM Re: 2005 Dark Side recommendations
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1) Baldur's Gate
2) Baldur's Gate 2
3) Baldur's Gate 2: Throne of Bhaal
4) Neverwinter Nights
5) Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark
6) Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
7) Planescape: Torment
8) The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
9) Realms of the Haunting
10) Fallout 2
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