From the forum question for issue 64

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Re: From the forum question for issue 64

Post by mrspud » Mon Apr 20, 2009 6:56 pm

Operation Wolf on Sega Master System with light phaser. Brilliant fun with the grenades controlled by my foot from the dpad connected to the second port.
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Re: From the forum question for issue 64

Post by Sherringford Hovis » Tue Apr 21, 2009 6:24 am

Lots to choose from. Half-life/Half-life 2 for adding a good storyline to the shooting. Doom for being the first one to grab me....
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Re: From the forum question for issue 64

Post by sleeper77 » Wed Apr 22, 2009 8:05 am

Doom. I had to wait over 10 years though to own a faithful port on XBLA, since I overplayed the very disappointing Sega Saturn version back in the day.
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Re: From the forum question for issue 64

Post by The Master » Wed Apr 22, 2009 5:17 pm

I was probably taking the piss before, but currently my favourite first-person-shooter really is Crysis, LOL.

I love how you can just say "sod it", and go for a swim instead... and then battle with the crabs and turtles... all games should be like this, you know...

(except anorexic pac-man and that)
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Re: From the forum question for issue 64

Post by Mr. Pointless » Fri Apr 24, 2009 2:32 pm

I'd have to say Duke Nukem 3D. Only way I can justify grabbing the PC version from Chips several years after getting rid of the Premier Collection copy that came with our first PC THEN downloading the XBLA version a couple of years after that (While keeping the PC copy).

I loved it when I first played it. It was fast, furious and funny at the time, and made Doom feel slow and dull when I finally got to play that.
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Re: From the forum question for issue 64

Post by retrakill » Fri Apr 24, 2009 4:10 pm

Bioshock. By some distance. That game consumed me for months.
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Re: From the forum question for issue 64

Post by ToxieDogg » Sat Apr 25, 2009 5:41 pm

The best I've played, certainly in recent years is Doom 3. Very playabie, superb graphics, extremely atmospheric, lot of scares, tons of enemies and badass weapons...everything a great pure action game should be. Many people didn't like the way you had to keep switching between the guns and the flashlight, but that really added to the 'panic' experience for me.
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Re: From the forum question for issue 64

Post by famicom69 » Sun Apr 26, 2009 1:03 pm

I would have to choose the original Half Life. The scripted sequences, gun play and graphics pushed it further than anything else at the time. It was probably the first time I felt genuinely immersed within a game setting. Valve did a fantastic job considering no other FPS came close for a good while, and the following expansion packs/mod scene also added to the games longevity. It was Counter Strike though that really pushed online gaming into the stratosphere. A true phenomenon.

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Re: From the forum question for issue 64

Post by neuromancer » Mon Apr 27, 2009 5:36 am

mrspud wrote:Operation Wolf on Sega Master System with light phaser. Brilliant fun with the grenades controlled by my foot from the dpad connected to the second port.
Excellent, that reminds me of playing Commando on the Speccy with a second Atari CX-40 joystick on the floor, using my heel to lob grenades.

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Re: From the forum question for issue 64

Post by TheShend » Tue Apr 28, 2009 3:51 am

From a Retro perspective it'd have to be Exhumed for the Saturn. Decent use of an Egyptian theme, great ammo system, entertaining and multiple exit maps ala Super Mario World and great re-playability with it's massive Easter Egg in the Team Dolls.

I think you could say it was the first, 'first person adventure' title as it was doing what Metroid Prime did a lot earlier.

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Re: From the forum question for issue 64

Post by RuySan » Tue Apr 28, 2009 6:23 am

Painkiller. This kind of Robotron/Smash TV meet FPS kind of games should be done more often. This one has amazing playbility, looks great, and has some depth to it.
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Re: From the forum question for issue 64

Post by tuddy » Tue Apr 28, 2009 10:33 am

Duke Nukem 3D. I spent countless hours playing it as a kid (yes, a child playing Duke Nukem. The horror.) and I think I used to know all of Duke's witty comments back in the day.

Only one's I remember now are "It's time to kick ass and chew Bubblegum, and I'm all out of gum." and "BALLS OF STEEL!". If I find the disc again, then I'll play it. I'm sure that there are better FPS games out there, but I don't care. None of them are as funny as Duke.

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Re: From the forum question for issue 64

Post by Kai » Wed Apr 29, 2009 4:49 am

For me, it's Half-Life, simply because of its thrilling story and the tons of atmosphere. Duke Nukem 3D is a close second. But I think nobody cares, since I'm too late, am I?
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Re: From the forum question for issue 64

Post by Bobak » Wed Apr 29, 2009 7:20 pm

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Re: From the forum question for issue 64

Post by Bobak » Wed Apr 29, 2009 7:23 pm

tuddy wrote:Duke Nukem 3D. I spent countless hours playing it as a kid (yes, a child playing Duke Nukem. The horror.) and I think I used to know all of Duke's witty comments back in the day.

Only one's I remember now are "It's time to kick ass and chew Bubblegum, and I'm all out of gum."
So they lifted the line directly from the cult classic "They Live"?

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