Modern games that 'restore your faith'

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Post by samuelpepys » Sat Feb 11, 2006 2:19 am

CraigGrannell wrote:Most games on the DS, for sure. There's a company (Nintendo) that still understands that games are supposed to be FUN, not chores. I also agree with OutRun 2, which was excellent, far outshining the original, yet retaining the pick-up-and-play arcade game feel.
Hear! Hear!

Mario Kart DS is the only game I've played since Christmas, and that's not due to lack of other options.

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Post by The Last Ginja » Sun Feb 12, 2006 7:35 am

To add to my previous list, my 2 purchases from yesterday.

We Love Katamari and Psychonauts.

Excellent games.

Now if I could only get the theme from Katamari out of my head......

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Post by Dark Reaper » Sun Feb 12, 2006 8:44 am

Good luck, I hear it in my sleep! :D
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Post by HalcyonDaze » Sun Feb 12, 2006 9:51 am

Half Life 2
Resident Evil 4
Prince of Persia - Sands of Time
Pro Evo 5

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Post by beesty » Sun Feb 12, 2006 4:22 pm

Geomitry Wars
Mutant Wars
Enough said
My passion for high scores has been revived.
the c64 was king,and the speccy,and the amiga,and,,,,,ooh u know the rest

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Post by Hungry Horace » Mon Feb 13, 2006 3:41 am

beesty wrote:Geomitry Wars
Mutant Wars
Enough said
My passion for high scores has been revived.
Which means you've beaten my Geometry Wars score; I looked on my friends list.

Damn you to hell. In the nicest way possible ;)
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Post by Morkin » Mon Feb 13, 2006 5:31 am

The Last Ginja wrote:
Dark Reaper wrote:Recently, We Love Katamari has made me fall in love with games all over again. The simplicity of the idea reminds me of the days of old.
Is this really that good, I got A Game Gift Card for Christmas and was thinking of getting this,(or I would if any of the stores I'd been into had it in stock) and then trading it in next week for Shadow of The Colossus(sp?)

So, Is it a keeper or a trader?
I would definitely say a keeper. It's the sort of game that I can see myself returning to time & again, if only to listen to the funky music.

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Post by planetmatt » Mon Feb 13, 2006 4:54 pm

Resident Evil 4 - Just outstanding in every area

Beyond Good and Evil - Theres just something about this, its "different" but still immensly playable and the voice acting actually has good emotion and delivery

Rez - Totally different, an old skool concept presented in an amazingly fresh way. Win or lose, its fun to play/experience

Advance Wars: Dual Strike - Very basic prentation but its got that one more turn apeal that makes time disapear. Addiction in software form.

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Post by gmintyfresh » Thu Jun 21, 2007 9:52 am

Okami

Resident Evil 4

Gears of War

Nuff Said

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Post by StarEye » Thu Jun 21, 2007 12:54 pm

Okami, ICO and all the artistic games gives me faith that we'll always see outstanding new titles that try something new, even if they're not many.

Resident Evil 4 (while I wasn't as impressed with it as some of you, I thought it was more of a shooter than a resident evil game) - it gave me faith that games old series that seem to die out can suddenly make an excellent comeback. It bodes well for Silent Hill 5, for example.

God of War - showed me that a game doesn't have to do anything particularly new, as long as the quality is top notch.

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Post by Emperor Fossil » Thu Jun 21, 2007 8:36 pm

revgiblet wrote:However, I also got really excited the first time I played Rise to Honour :oops: It just made me feel so cool.
Hey, same here. The thing I liked about that game was the way there was effectively a double layer in terms of objectives in every fight. Namely:

1)Try to beat all the badguys.
2)Try to look cool like Jet Li and not just flail about like some kind of putz who luckily manages to beat said badguys.

Any time I failed to complete a scene, I was never pissed off because I welcomed the chance to have another crack at doing it with more style. (At least, right up until the endgame boss. Him, I just wanted to kill!)

Mind you, I wasn't so keen on the shooting scenes, though they were still pretty cool at times.
Dudley wrote:I don't think I lost my faith. When I've got an hour I still enjoy a lot of modern games.

What is a shame is the lack of 5 minute playables, which is where I turn to older stuff.
So true. I still love modern games, but you certainly need at least an hour for a proper gaming session for many of them. Outrun 2 has been mentioned by a few people, and this is a game I often turn to for a 5-10 minute gaming fix... that half the time winds up being an hour-long OR2 session anyway.

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Post by djcarlos » Fri Jun 22, 2007 5:05 am

Outrun 2006 for me.....can't beat the rush the first tme you manage to drift properly....woo-hoo!
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Post by Dudley » Fri Jun 22, 2007 5:11 am

Emperor Fossil wrote: So true. I still love modern games, but you certainly need at least an hour for a proper gaming session for many of them. Outrun 2 has been mentioned by a few people, and this is a game I often turn to for a 5-10 minute gaming fix... that half the time winds up being an hour-long OR2 session anyway.
I actually have the same problem with TV.

I tend to watch more TV than films because I don't want to commit then to 90mins sat down.

Then I'll watch 6 straight episodes of Scrubs anyway and ruin the whole thing.
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Post by fgasking » Fri Jun 22, 2007 5:13 am

The Burnout series on the Xbox ... Never been a huge racing fan, but that sure is one game that i've wasted hours on because of its pure fun.
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Post by gmintyfresh » Fri Jun 22, 2007 5:15 am

Senko No Ronde, the shmup is still alive and throwing out original concepts!

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