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Re: 2005 Dark Side recommendations #95239
07/13/05 08:01 PM
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Can I just vote for Zanzarah 10 times? lol

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Re: 2005 Dark Side recommendations #95240
07/13/05 08:12 PM
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Just try all of my recommendations looney , it's about as dark as you can get . smile

Re: 2005 Dark Side recommendations #95241
07/13/05 09:56 PM
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Hmmmm...

I wonder how this will compare to my last year's list...

If someone told me I could only keep ten of my games, these are the ones I wouldn't be able to part with, in no particular order,

1. Gothic
2. Gothic 2
3. Thief Gold
4. Thief 2 the Metal Age
5. Morrowind
6. Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic
7. Deus Ex (the first one)
8. Vampire Bloodlines
9. Splinter Cell (the first one)
10.Baldur's Gate 2 Shadows of Amn

I think that covers it.


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Re: 2005 Dark Side recommendations #95242
07/14/05 02:46 AM
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Holy cow this can get confusing woozy
Thanks for the heads up Nickie; now tell me, are Baldurs Gate 2 and Baldurs Gate 2: Shadows of Amn the same game?
Nearly 100 games mentioned already, about 40 not listed last year. Divine Divinity, Morrowind, Neverwinter Nights and Knights of the Old Republic lead the way.
I noticed Syd that you tried to sneak in extras shame and Jen, more than one game on the same collection disc is at this stage not going to get you a vote for each of them, clever as it is. You can try and convince me though wink As for you Looney, you may indeed vote 10 times for Zanzarah but I will only count it once laugh
Keep them coming :kiss:


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Re: 2005 Dark Side recommendations #95243
07/14/05 08:01 AM
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yo, flotsam!

FYI, Baldurs Gate 2 and Baldurs Gate 2: Shadows of Amn are indeed the same game.

and then:

1. Fallout
2. Planescape: Torment
3. Fallout 2
4. Deus Ex
5. Half-Life
6. Divine Divinity
7. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
8. Far Cry
9. Arcanum
10. Jade Empire (XBOX)

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Re: 2005 Dark Side recommendations #95244
07/14/05 08:22 AM
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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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Re: 2005 Dark Side recommendations #95245
07/14/05 10:10 AM
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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

Re: 2005 Dark Side recommendations #95246
07/14/05 07:26 PM
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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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Re: 2005 Dark Side recommendations #95247
07/14/05 07:45 PM
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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*

Re: 2005 Dark Side recommendations #95248
07/15/05 06:16 AM
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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

smile Kay

Re: 2005 Dark Side recommendations #95249
07/15/05 10:54 AM
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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 }

Re: 2005 Dark Side recommendations #95250
07/15/05 06:21 PM
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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
Slim pickins in the new game arena frown

Re: 2005 Dark Side recommendations #95251
07/18/05 11:39 AM
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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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Re: 2005 Dark Side recommendations #95252
07/19/05 03:21 PM
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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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Re: 2005 Dark Side recommendations #95253
07/20/05 09:11 PM
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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.

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


Ingie laugh


playing DS2, Oblivion and WoW
Re: 2005 Dark Side recommendations #95255
07/22/05 01:29 AM
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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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Re: 2005 Dark Side recommendations #95256
07/22/05 02:03 AM
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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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Re: 2005 Dark Side recommendations #95257
07/22/05 05:09 AM
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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

Re: 2005 Dark Side recommendations #95258
07/25/05 07:45 AM
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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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Re: 2005 Dark Side recommendations #95259
07/26/05 03:41 PM
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1: Might & Magic 7
2: Morrowind
3: Halo
4: Might & Magic 9
5: Syberia
6: Syberia 2
7: Lands of Lore II
8: Thief II: The Metal Age
9: Thief: The Dark Project
10: Might & Magic 6

Re: 2005 Dark Side recommendations #95260
07/27/05 03:51 AM
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Hi ho,
48 hours to go.
I will send you a list Nickie so you can categorise.


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Re: 2005 Dark Side recommendations #95261
07/27/05 07:09 PM
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Nickie, just e-mailed a list.
And my selections are

Outcast
Twinsuns Odyssey
Knights of the Old Republic
Ico
Realms of the Haunting
Deus Ex


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Re: 2005 Dark Side recommendations #95262
07/28/05 12:45 AM
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It is almost too hard to just pick 10! cry Since lately I'm playing more shooters than adventure games, just love the freedom of running around in 3D environments, plus all of them have excellent stories too.... So here goes, I played all of them on a PC:

Thief Gold
Outcast
Chronicles of Riddick
Unreal 2: The Awakening
Alice
No One Lives Forever
Prince of Persia: Sands of Time
Wheel of Time
Silent Hill 2
Splinter Cell

And here is a shameless plug for some of my faves that I had to leave off that you shouldn't miss playing. Max Payne 1&2, Thief 3:Deadly Shadows, Drakan, Return to Castle Wolfenstien, Nocturne, Blair Witch 1, Undying, Unreal & expansion Return to Na Pali, Silent Hill 3&4, Splinter Cell2: Pandora Tomorrow, NOLF 2.

Here's looking forward to playing Doom3,Splinter Cell:Chaos Theory, and Far Cry, whenever I finally pick them up. laugh

Sassy

Re: 2005 Dark Side recommendations #95263
07/28/05 12:41 PM
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Flotsam, mailed back to you - hope you got it! wave


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