Number of lifes lost

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Re: Number of lifes lost

Post by Commander Jameson » Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:41 pm

There's been a fair few, but the stand-out ones;

Elite (Speccy)
Wipeout 2097 (PSX)
Battlefield 2 & 2142 (PC)

Just reaching about 250 hrs between Fallout 3 & New Vegas in recent months

Syndicate (Amiga) lost a LOT of hours to that too!

All of these are games you keep getting better at, as opposed to repeated play throughs of the same game, which I don't tend to enjoy much. Particularly Wipeout 2097, I used to be insanely good at that ;)
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Re: Number of lifes lost

Post by skodathegreat » Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:27 pm

paranoid marvin wrote:
HalcyonDaze00 wrote:Championship/Football Manager, the most addictive games ever.

Snap. I had to eventually wipe it from my hard drive and throw the disk away. Amazing how hours could seem to vanish in minutes though.
Yeah, its a truly evil game. Can't stop playing it at the moment. I can stick it on in the early evening to get a couple of games in. Can easily start playing at 6-7 pm and lose the whole evening. And never achieve anything!

World of Warcraft ate a fair chunk of my gaming life when it was released. Not played it for a year or two now though.
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Re: Number of lifes lost

Post by HalcyonDaze00 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:13 pm

skodathegreat wrote:
paranoid marvin wrote:
HalcyonDaze00 wrote:Championship/Football Manager, the most addictive games ever.

Snap. I had to eventually wipe it from my hard drive and throw the disk away. Amazing how hours could seem to vanish in minutes though.
Yeah, its a truly evil game. Can't stop playing it at the moment. I can stick it on in the early evening to get a couple of games in. Can easily start playing at 6-7 pm and lose the whole evening. And never achieve anything!

World of Warcraft ate a fair chunk of my gaming life when it was released. Not played it for a year or two now though.
good see other CM/FM victims! I have also had to delete in from my hard drive many times, it justs eats time, there never seems to be a point to stop playing.

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Re: Number of lifes lost

Post by samhain81 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:02 am

Simple

Quake 3/RA3 (PC)
Counterstrike 1.6 (PC)
All Dreamcast multiplayer games.

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Re: Number of lifes lost

Post by DPrinny » Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:53 am

Disgaea. both DS and PS2 well over 1000 hours on each
SNK vs Capcom card fighters clash yup another 1000 hours
Minecraft - Till the the bug left me
EUO - Lots of time wasted (ORPGs are bad for this), then things changed and I had to stop

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Re: Number of lifes lost

Post by tux » Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:04 am

Mario Kart-Snes. Wasting days trying to shave .000.1 sec from the first track lap times. Truly, it got "weird" the amount of time i spent doing that.

To be honest, untill Fallout, i never really shut myself in a dark room and bid fair-ye-well to my life. I was quite an ative memeber of social sociaty until that.
Oh and Mortal Kombet (9?!-i think), the latest one on 360. The top of the tower where you have to beat up four boss folk on one energy bar. First and last time im destroyed a pad in rage.

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Re: Number of lifes lost

Post by chewy » Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:39 am

The single most time I've spent in a game is Breath of Fire 3 on Playstation trying to find a damn GooKing Sword, followed by Wonder Boy 3 Dragon's Trap, Resi series, Fallout 3.

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Re: Number of lifes lost

Post by SpecChum81 » Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:16 am

There have been quite a few games like this for me over the years.

Jack The Nipper
Dizzy (All of them)
Jst Set Willy
Knightmare
Yes PrimeMinister
Renegde
APB
Barbarian
Golden Axe
WWF Royal Rumble
Toe Jam & Earl
Grand Theft Aut
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Just to name a few... :wink:
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Re: Number of lifes lost

Post by Negative Creep » Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:51 am

Rollercoaster Tycoon 2
Fallout 3 & New Vegas
Super Mario Kart
FIFA Soccer (the original SNES version)
Gran Turismo
Sim City
Zelda 3
Final Fantasy 7 & 8
Castlevania SOTN
Doom 1 & 2

plus many more
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Re: Number of lifes lost

Post by dave3622 » Sat Oct 12, 2013 2:01 pm

For me it has to be 'Final Fantasy 8'. I have spent hundreds of hours playing that game and have recently started playing it again on my Vita.

Others would be the Lucasarts point and click games, Monkey Island 1 & 2 especially. Also 'Discworld'.

Not so retro, but 'Little Kings Story' on the Wii got over 100 hours clocked up on it as well. Best game on the Wii IMHO.

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Re: Number of lifes lost

Post by Sputryk » Sat Oct 12, 2013 6:25 pm

One of the football manager games (forget which, it was so long ago; but I do remember taking Wycombe to Conference title and beyond) on the Amiga got me started on long sessions, but even that game paled to SWOS. I'd start by around 9pm and still be going by breakfast the following day. I would aim to complete an entire season each session and keep checking the progress of teams in other leagues. Crazy! :oops: :lol:

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Re: Number of lifes lost

Post by learnedrobb » Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:29 am

The 'Civilisation' series. Followed by Dungeon Keeper 2. Lost days to them at Uni.
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Re: Number of lifes lost

Post by Scratch_Porkings » Sun Oct 13, 2013 10:50 am

Sensi
Frontier
Tetris
Quake2
CounterStrike
Xcom
BF2
BF3
and these aren't the RPG's witch are the real life steallers for me, I've just completed FF7 and now on disc 1 FF9. I've always got a couple of RPG's to go to at any time... weird.
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Re: Number of lifes lost

Post by merman » Sun Oct 13, 2013 12:45 pm

The Tony Hawk series, probably. Although I've sent Mario plummeting to his death a lot too.
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Re: Number of lifes lost

Post by DoraemonTheCat » Sun Oct 13, 2013 4:39 pm

Burnout 3 : Takedown
Tetris
Mortal Kombat 2
Tekken Tag Tournament
Final Fantasy VII
Fallout 3

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