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What game should I play next?

Post by Mantas » Sat Aug 19, 2006 5:10 pm

Short and sweet. What should I tackle next from the list below?

Phantasy Star Online ver 2 (single player)
Shenmue
Morrowind
Killer 7
Panzer Dragoon Orta
Deus Ex - Invisible War

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Re: What game should I play next?

Post by Gabe » Sat Aug 19, 2006 5:36 pm

Mantas wrote:Short and sweet. What should I tackle next from the list below?

Phantasy Star Online ver 2 (single player)
Shenmue
Morrowind
Killer 7
Panzer Dragoon Orta
Deus Ex - Invisible War

Thank you
Short, sweet, very old-school and loaded with extras. Sorted.

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Re: What game should I play next?

Post by The Last Ginja » Sat Aug 19, 2006 6:55 pm

Gabe wrote:
Mantas wrote:Short and sweet. What should I tackle next from the list below?

Phantasy Star Online ver 2 (single player)
Shenmue
Morrowind
Killer 7
Panzer Dragoon Orta
Deus Ex - Invisible War

Thank you
Short, sweet, very old-school and loaded with extras. Sorted.
Good game but Shenmue wins, just because you can have a deep meaningful game, but have fun in the arcades with all the retro games in the arcade best of both worlds.

Morrowind combat is cr*p.

Killer7 if you get past 10 minutes please help me because although I can see there's a weird and wonderful game trying to ge out I didn't get it.

Deus X-Invisible War- Next on my list.Played for 3 hours in August 2004, haven't picked up since,although I really enjoyed the time I spent on it.

Phantasy Star Online-if it's not multiplayer, it's not worth playing you'll be bored within 2 hours. I loved this on the DC multiplayer.

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Post by Smurph » Sat Aug 19, 2006 8:16 pm

I'd say Panzer, no question.
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Post by StarEye » Sun Aug 20, 2006 5:18 am

Shenmue, no competition. Morrowind is incredibly dull, Panzer Dragoon Orta is good in small doses (but then I wouldn't spend five hours on an arcade shoot'em ups), Killer 7 I haven't tried, but it's supposed to be good if you like artistic games and pretty bad if you want good gameplay.

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Sun Aug 20, 2006 7:30 am

None of the above.

There are much better games around than the ones you've picked that I know.

PSO is, as the name suggests, an online game.
Shenmue is technically impressive in its day, but a dull clickathon now.
Killer 7 is a lightgun game without lightgun support. In short, its hideously broken.

The others I've not played so if you must, I'd be looking to one of those.
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Post by paranoid marvin » Sun Aug 20, 2006 7:42 am

I've played Invisible War -it was terrible

The graphics aren't up to scratch,the voice acting poor and
the storyline uninteresting

For a similar kind of game,play Tron 2.0 - a far better game
and VERY underrated.As far as I'm concerned this should go down as a the classic
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Sun Aug 20, 2006 8:04 am

paranoid marvin wrote:I've played Invisible War -it was terrible

The graphics aren't up to scratch,the voice acting poor and
the storyline uninteresting

For a similar kind of game,play Tron 2.0 - a far better game
and VERY underrated.As far as I'm concerned this should go down as a the classic
I'd favour Tron 2.0 also, I was playing it a fortnight ago. For all of £2.99 (+BOGOF game), it was worth every penny.
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Post by StarEye » Sun Aug 20, 2006 8:07 am

Antiriad2097 wrote: Shenmue is technically impressive in its day, but a dull clickathon now.
You see the irony in having a line like this on a forum like Retro Gamer? :p

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Sun Aug 20, 2006 8:11 am

StarEye wrote:
Antiriad2097 wrote: Shenmue is technically impressive in its day, but a dull clickathon now.
You see the irony in having a line like this on a forum like Retro Gamer? :p
No. There's no irony. It was technically impressive at the time. Its not any more. It was a dull clickathon then as well, but most people couldn't (or wouldn't) see that as they were blinded by the tech. At least then there was a reason to at least have a look but even that's gone now.

Precisely why most of us like retro gaming, to avoid pap like this where graphics have overcome the substance of the game.
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Post by paranoid marvin » Sun Aug 20, 2006 8:12 am

StarEye wrote:
Antiriad2097 wrote: Shenmue is technically impressive in its day, but a dull clickathon now.
You see the irony in having a line like this on a forum like Retro Gamer? :p
Just because we like retro gaming,doesn't mean we like all retro games!

Shenmue has always split opinion between those who have the patience to play it and those who don't

I've really tried to get into Shenmue on a couple of occasions,but find it far too slow
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Post by StarEye » Sun Aug 20, 2006 8:19 am

Appearently, my jokes don't come off very well either. I never said you intended it as irony.

And btw, I liked Shenmue long after it was released, not until PS2 had been out for quite some time. I was NOT impressed with its technical achievements at all, but for it's adventurestyle gameplay. I really liked it as a game, not because it had good graphics. Shenmue 1 is he only reason I'm holding on to my Dreamcast, and it would be pretty dumb to hold on to an old/dead console because of good graphics, wouldn't it?

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Sun Aug 20, 2006 8:27 am

StarEye wrote:I never said you intended it as irony.
What's this then?
StarEye wrote:You see the irony in having a line like this on a forum like Retro Gamer?
...
StarEye wrote:it would be pretty dumb to hold on to an old/dead console because of good graphics, wouldn't it?
But possibly not as dumb as holding onto a DC for Shenmue ;)
(That IS a joke on my part by the way, whether you get it or not).

Having 'played' Shenmue myself, I can't see the attraction. I had to force myself to 'play'. The overall story is fine, its just that there's so much random clicking, having to examine everything and talk to everyone in the vague hope of advancing things. There's no real clues or trail to follow, its just examine everything and everyone in your path ad infinitum. Not really a game, not really fun. We'll call it an experience. But then so is toothache.
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Post by The Last Ginja » Sun Aug 20, 2006 8:38 am

I really liked Shenmue, and on my 1st playthrough spent about 24 hours, wandering about gambling and doing jobs to get the money for those stupid bloody capsules!!

Not to mention hours and cash spent in the arcade.

I agree though it is a Love/Hate game.

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Post by StarEye » Sun Aug 20, 2006 8:43 am

Antiriad2097 wrote:
StarEye wrote:I never said you intended it as irony.
What's this then?
StarEye wrote:You see the irony in having a line like this on a forum like Retro Gamer?
...
What a line says and what it's intended to say is two entirely different things. I never said YOU intended it as irony, but it's ironic that a line like that pops up on a forum like this. You don't expect someone with a thing for retrogames downgrading a game for not having great graphics.

Well, that's what irony is in my eyes. Like when an insurance salesman falls into debt because he didn't have insurance. Or when a member of an anti-violence association is arrestest for beating up his wife.

btw, Antiriad. Do you otherwise like games where exploration is the main part? Because, if you don't, then I can understand why you don't like Shenmue. And yes, I agree it's a game you either like/love or hate. I'm not completely in love with, it's a bit overrated in that sense it's supposedly extremely original. Which it isn't. I consider it to be a slower paced point'n'click adventure game, but with added free-roaming and sidequests to do. And I'm not a big fan of dance dance revolution styled gameplay, where you have to push the right button at the right time, and failing at an integral time forces you to try again. That's not my idea of good gameplay.

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