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2005 Dark Side recommendations #95214
07/12/05 03:27 AM
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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


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Re: 2005 Dark Side recommendations #95215
07/12/05 04:06 AM
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happydance Gday flotsam wave

Psychonauts
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)

Re: 2005 Dark Side recommendations #95216
07/12/05 05:11 AM
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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.

Caroline.


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Re: 2005 Dark Side recommendations #95217
07/12/05 06:21 AM
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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


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Re: 2005 Dark Side recommendations #95218
07/12/05 09:32 AM
07/12/05 09:32 AM
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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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Re: 2005 Dark Side recommendations #95219
07/12/05 09:47 AM
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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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Re: 2005 Dark Side recommendations #95220
07/12/05 11:38 AM
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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

Re: 2005 Dark Side recommendations #95221
07/12/05 12:09 PM
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Hudson Valley, NY
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Haven't really played that many and of those there are only a few I really liked. smile

Divine Divinity
Neverwinter Nights
Outcast



Doreen
Re: 2005 Dark Side recommendations #95222
07/12/05 01:36 PM
07/12/05 01:36 PM
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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.


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- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Re: 2005 Dark Side recommendations #95223
07/12/05 03:10 PM
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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
Morrowind
Splinter Cell 2
OutCast
Divine Divinity
Gothic
Betrayal in Antara (My First RPG)
Vampire Masquerade Bloodlines
Quest for Glory IV


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I laugh because you're all the same

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

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

1.Painkiller
2.Mafia
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


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Re: 2005 Dark Side recommendations #95225
07/12/05 03:27 PM
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I haven't been playing games for long. Of the games I've played, I recommend:

Morrowind
Divine Divinity
Gothic
Arx Fatalis
Baldur's Gate
Baldur's Gate 2


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Currently playing: The Saboteur
Re: 2005 Dark Side recommendations #95226
07/12/05 04:52 PM
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Long Beach NSW Australia
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Hey great start. I will periodically provide little updates to how we are going, starting next time laugh


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Re: 2005 Dark Side recommendations #95227
07/12/05 07:38 PM
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Here's my list :

Divine Divinity
Sacred
Gothic I
Gothic II
Anachronox
Outcast
Morrowind
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


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Light Side:

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Re: 2005 Dark Side recommendations #95228
07/12/05 07:53 PM
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Dark Side Twisty!

Behold:

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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Re: 2005 Dark Side recommendations #95229
07/13/05 03:24 AM
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Thanx flotsam smile

Here's my list. (PC)
1. Tombraider: the last revelation
2. Indiana Jones and the infernal machines
3. Max Payne
4. Prince of Persia: Sands of time
5. Max Payne 2
6. Gothic
7. Manhunt
8. School Tycoon
9. True Crimes: Streets of L.A.
10. Need for Speed: Underground

Silent hill 2 couldn't make it to top this time.

Re: 2005 Dark Side recommendations #95230
07/13/05 07:31 AM
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My List (if you can call it a list)...I have only just dipped my toes in the dark-side! happydance

Thanks for all your good work, Flotsam! bravo


Sue wave


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Re: 2005 Dark Side recommendations #95231
07/13/05 08:01 AM
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Okay...think I'm ready: happydance

Divine Divinity
NeverWinterNights
Hordes of the Underdark
Shadows of Undrentide
Heretic
Sacred Plus
Beyond Divinity
Morrowind
Bloodmoon
Tribunal

Wow, filled that up fast..had more but that's 10

Ingie laugh

Oops, edit here: Flotsam, thank you so much for your time and input...great thing you do for Boomers!!


playing DS2, Oblivion and WoW
Re: 2005 Dark Side recommendations #95232
07/13/05 01:27 PM
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Just for clarification Flotsam, any entries for Heretic and Heretic Kingdoms are the same game. wave


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- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Re: 2005 Dark Side recommendations #95233
07/13/05 01:38 PM
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Outcast
Drakan
Divine Divinity
Zanzarah
Darkened Skye
Tomb Raider 1 (still the best TR in my opinion)
Might and Magic VI
Might and Magic VII
Might and Magic VIII
Heretic II
http://www.mobygames.com/game/windows/heretic-ii
(not Heretic Kingdoms, which I haven't played)

Re: 2005 Dark Side recommendations #95234
07/13/05 01:47 PM
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laugh Yes, Heretic II is a different game than Heretic or Heretic Kingdoms. Sure can get confusing when names are so similar.


"How could drops of water know themselves to be a river? Yet the river flows on."
- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Re: 2005 Dark Side recommendations #95235
07/13/05 05:58 PM
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I've played exactly two darkside games
Drakan
Divine Divinity (almost finished...pant pant..its been a long time playing)
and I recommend both.

Divine Divinity because I haven't had so much fun since my mom made me a superman costume for Halloween--(I wore it day and night for three weeks--under my dress at school).

And Drakan cause you get to fly a dragon for most of the game. How cool is that!!! It was nice and long too

Next year I hope to have really played 10--I will be useing everyones suggestions.


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Re: 2005 Dark Side recommendations #95236
07/13/05 06:10 PM
07/13/05 06:10 PM
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AS a newbie to the DarkSide I also only have a couple recommendations, but they were both 2 thumbs up for me!

1. Divine Divinity
2. Beyond Divinity

Thank you for compiling the list Flotsam praise I hope to have more added by next year with your help and Boomer input. I have Zanzarah ready to go already.

Ana wave


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Re: 2005 Dark Side recommendations #95237
07/13/05 06:29 PM
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Some of my favorite recent games:

1. Morrowind
2. Tribunal (exp for MW)
3. Bloodmoon (exp for MW)
4. Sid Meier's Pirates!
5. Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines
6. Immortal Cities: Children of the Nile
7. Railroad Tycoon 3
8. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
9. Medal of Honor: Allied Assault
10. Clive Barker's Undying

Re: 2005 Dark Side recommendations #95238
07/13/05 07:55 PM
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Quote:
Originally posted by Nipomo:
Divine Divinity because I haven't had so much fun since my mom made me a superman costume for Halloween--(I wore it day and night for three weeks--under my dress at school).
Thanks, Nipomo, I'm still chuckling over this! lol


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