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celticpride678
Aug 9, 2009, 07:57 PM
Any console, any genre of video game. What is your favorite and why? Post away!



Greedo
Aug 9, 2009, 08:04 PM
Half-Life 2 and assorted episodes.

for me, the right mix of

- run around and shoot lots of stuff
- plot/mystery/motivation
- general gameplay
- visuals
- perfect mix between "figure this out puzzle time" and "keep shooting as many things as possible and generally go that direction"

pmcb
Aug 9, 2009, 08:05 PM
cod4 modern warfare for xbox 360, a little more laid back than halo 3. oh and i'm a monster at that game. 2.26 k/d ratio :cool:

nba 2k9 is super fun but since the draft idk how accurate the rosters are...can't wait for 2k10 with kobe on the cover...;)

Decrepit
Aug 9, 2009, 08:17 PM
Wasteland on the Apple II+

Ultima V on the Apple IIgs

Mike Tyson's Punchout on the Nintendo

Space Harrier II on the Sega Genesis

X-Wing vs. Tie Fighter on the PC

ViciousShadow21
Aug 9, 2009, 08:20 PM
MGS4, Jet Moto, Lego Star Wars, Guitar Hero III, Sonic, Pickle Wars, and Triple Play 2001.

EDIT: and of course GoldenEye

fireshot91
Aug 9, 2009, 08:20 PM
Super Mario. The one on NES.

Dagless
Aug 9, 2009, 08:24 PM
Absolutely impossible to say. But my fave games in no particular order-

Half Life. Made the FPS world respectable.
Crysis. Balls out action.
Mario Bros 3, Mario World and Sonic 2. Perfect platformers.
Metroid Prime 1.
Mario Galaxy.
Smash Bros Brawl.
Twilight Princess.
LocoRoco, Advance Wars, Pokemon Pearl.

Actually screw it. My fave game ever is Zelda: Links Awakening. No game has come close to that in terms of pacing, structure, music and story.

rj-300zx
Aug 9, 2009, 09:16 PM
Hmmm I don't know. If I had to pick

Rise of Nations (Mac)

TheAdVenture
Aug 9, 2009, 10:00 PM
bioshock & world of warcraft.

Pants Dragon
Aug 9, 2009, 10:03 PM
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty. Well actually I guess Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance, since it's everything and more. Great gameplay and amazing story. I know many people think MGS has a stupid story, but I can't get enough of it.

MacRumorUser
Aug 10, 2009, 07:21 AM
Any console, any genre of video game. What is your favorite and why? Post away!

I love it when the OP asks for peoples opinions and reasoning behind it without even following through and doing it themselves. It just smacks of laziness ;):rolleyes::)

celticpride678
Aug 10, 2009, 09:30 AM
I love it when the OP asks for peoples opinions and reasoning behind it without even following through and doing it themselves. It just smacks of laziness ;):rolleyes::)

You want my favorite video game, I'll give it to you. World of Warcraft. There, happy?

stujmac26
Aug 10, 2009, 09:44 AM
You want my favorite video game, I'll give it to you. World of Warcraft. There, happy?

.....You forgot to say why......

:p

SilentPanda
Aug 10, 2009, 10:14 AM
I think I'd probably have to go with Ico (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ico). Mostly because it felt "new".

mslide
Aug 10, 2009, 11:54 AM
Games that were some of my favorites throughout the years, in no particular order:

Ultima V on the PC. It was the first Ultima game I played and just really like it. I liked these older rpgs because you couldn't just click your way to the end like some modern rpgs.

Elder Scrolls III on PC. I liked how open ended it was. I actually played Oblivion much more than this one, but I still like this one better. Sadly, I just don't have the time and energy anymore to really get into a game that is so open ended.

Zelda Ocarina of Time on N64. Seeing a zelda game in a 3d environment for the first time was cool. Just a great game. I still play it sometimes.

Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3 for PS2. It was the first Tony Hawk game, of many, that I played.

Skate for XBox 360. I was getting tired of the tony hawk games and I liked the innovative controls for the game. I still play this one a lot. Ironically, I was never a skater. I think I was only on a real skateboard once or twice in my life.

dmmcintyre3
Aug 10, 2009, 03:30 PM
Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne

I can modify the game so much that it is more fun to modify than play

savvos
Aug 10, 2009, 04:00 PM
The new Prince of Persia games (Sands of Time through Two Thrones--I haven't played the newest one yet). The controls for fighting and platforming felt pretty much perfect for me. The story was fun, too.

xIGmanIx
Aug 10, 2009, 04:04 PM
too many for an all time to list, but recently inFamous on the PS3 is a game that caught my attention and really made me want to play through start to finish and replay it over and over.

jackkorner
Aug 12, 2009, 04:39 AM
Devil May Cry 4 and Prince Of Persia:D

uanuglyfool
Aug 12, 2009, 05:04 AM
I gotta say Halo 3....By far my favorite game. I bought an Xbox 360 just for that. Even 2 years after the release, I'm still playing it like crazy!!! I love having friends over and play ALL night. The game play is the best and the combination of maps and game variants makes it one of my all time favorites.......Team Snipers FTW!

If I had to pick others they would be:

Xbox 360
-GTA IV
-GTA San Andreas
-Rock Band 1&2
-Guitar Hero 3
-Gears of War 2
-Left 4 Dead

N64
-Zelda Ocarina of Time (THE BEST)
-Zelda Majora's Mask
-Golden Eye
-Smash Bros
-Mario 64
-Mario Cart
-Diddy Kong Racing........the list goes on but ill stop LOL

Schmittroth
Aug 12, 2009, 09:05 AM
Unreal Tournament (99). Still the best death match ever. Soooo many mods.

Lemmings. Original PC. Still trying to find a modern equivalent that plays as well. PS3 version is OK but not the same.

Mechwarrior 2. great early LAN game and best opening movie ever.

Street Fighter 2 (NES).

chimpboy74
Dec 12, 2009, 05:26 PM
-Golden Eye

-Mario 64

-Diddy Kong Racing

+1 on these. Not sure why. For some reason the N64 made a big impact on me even though I sold it after about a year (for the same as I bought it for! Muppet was happy to pay!)

Diddy Kong racing because I played it with my girlfriend at the time and kind of got her into games (Many years later we are happily married with twin daughters so we owe Diddy something!)

She has also loved every ratchet & clank. Since the twins were born no games consoles in our house (literally dont have the time!) would love to see above mentioned games on the iphone though!

TuffLuffJimmy
Dec 12, 2009, 05:34 PM
http://www.gaminggenerations.com/store/images/Banjo_Tooie_n64cover.jpg

http://wiimedia.ign.com/wii/image/article/768/768111/the-legend-of-zelda-ocarina-of-time-virtual-console-20070226043617627_640w.jpg

Dagless
Dec 12, 2009, 10:00 PM
http://wiimedia.ign.com/wii/image/article/768/768111/the-legend-of-zelda-ocarina-of-time-virtual-console-20070226043617627_640w.jpg

Oh my yes. It was great at the time but I think my fave Zelda has to be Links Awakening. First ending to bring a tear to my jaded eye.

BradenG
Dec 13, 2009, 08:57 AM
Well let's see...From 1997-2000 it was Ultima Online :)

The Half-Life series is probably my favorite singleplayer experience.

Team Fortress 2 is my favorite online game... I've been playing this since the original Quake Team Fortress mod.

mwolenski
Dec 13, 2009, 12:14 PM
Age of Empires II: Age of Kings.

The whole reason I installed XP on my mac...

razorboy1969
Dec 14, 2009, 03:52 AM
Nintendo FamiCom : Castlevania III Dracula's Curse (2D rpg with 4 different playable characters; I and II were also nice)

PS 1 : Vagrant Story (i believe this game came out near the PS 1's twilight; never did get the recognition it deserved, and no sequel ?)

PS 2 : Final Fantasy X (engrossing story; plus the graphics were awesome compared to other titles that came out that year)

PSP : Monster Hunter Unite (had more than 600 hours log time playing it; need i say more ?)

PC : Arcanum (comparable to Baldur's Gate and Icewind Dale; great rpg with a unique theme)

YanniDepp
Dec 14, 2009, 07:02 AM
either Half Life 2 or Rise Of The Triad.

http://www.pspking.de/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/17114_rott-v1_0-01.jpg

royalt78
Dec 27, 2009, 10:47 AM
Oh my yes. It was great at the time but I think my fave Zelda has to be Links Awakening. First ending to bring a tear to my jaded eye.

I love Zelda :) Here's a nice online version of it, it's not close to the original, but it's nice when you're at work and have nothing to do - http://www.net-games.biz/funny-games/Zelda-Links-Backyard.html

Dagless
Dec 27, 2009, 11:07 AM
I love Zelda :) Here's a nice online version of it, it's not close to the original, but it's nice when you're at work and have nothing to do - http://www.net-games.biz/funny-games/Zelda-Links-Backyard.html

That's terrible, the controls are broke, the sound is distorted, the graphics are ripped.
Still need to play through the Oracle games though. A friend rates them higher than Links Awakening and I'd like to see if he's a truthman or a filthy liar.

dcastine
Dec 27, 2009, 01:27 PM
On the mac I'd have to say World of Warcraft. Any other game just pales in comparison to the exhilarating fun I've had in that game, the many friends I've made throughout the years and the basic quality of gameplay.

However due to time issues I quit my account last summer and haven't returned to it yet, although I probably will, should I ever have enough time on my hands to feel bored.

So as to not entirely turn my back on video games and stay in contact with several friends, I purchased an xbox360 not to long ago. Strangely enough, it's been the single player games I've enjoyed most on the box. Number one would have to be Fallout 3 with the expansions. The atmosphere is great and the gameplay is fun (shooting off peoples heads in slow motion VATS mode just never gets old).
The xbox multiplayer games I've enjoyed most have been Gears of War 2 and Burnout Paradise (the party mode is really great).