I'm going to consider this poll closed Tuesday at 5PM PST so that I have some time to get a save game going. For this week I'd like to pick a game I know I can run without too much hassle. After I get some time to fool around with virtual environments I'll start breaking out the older classics.
The deck seems stacked toward "isometric RPG from the mid 90s-> early 00s". Not terribly random. Or maybe that's true randomness. Its so random it looks like a pattern.
But when you put all those games on a list with BG2, people who've never played any of those games skim and go "I will vote for the thing I've heard of and assume its better than the other things" which is unfortunate.
Well at least I've played half of this list in their entirety. I voted for Temple of Elemental Evil. Mostly because I've never played that. Clive Barker's Undying would be my second choice as it's Cthulhu-esque. I heard the beginning is creepy and then there's some crazy gun in the middle.
Really? Baldur's Gate 2? I'm right in the process of playing it myself >< Finally dabbling with a Cleric/Ranger multi-class. A first timer for me.
I'd rather see ToEE - I have never touched that game.
EDIT: Also approve of Nox, that game is the reason I always capitalize the N and X to put more emphasize on Nox. It was a solid RPG that never got the attention it deserved, and developed by Westwood nonetheless!
Baldur's Gate 2 is gonna be boooooring. Does ANYBODY REMEMBER how PAINFUL the intro dungeon is? That thing is like dullsville central. I mean I know we're on GiantBomb and all but come on, we've already done a giant RPG before why are you guys out to make it WORSE D:
Voted for Wing Commander 3 as it'd had the maximum fun value in the least time. Also because Wing Commander is a great silly game.
If I could see some other PC games it'd probably be weird stuff like Shivers 1 or 2, maybe 7th Guest in that regard. Just like 90's era PC CD adventure games. Alone in the Dark? Edward Carnby is that era's greatest action hero!
Not to be too bossy, but I'd prefer you leave ToEE until next week. I have reasons.
Also consider this post a write-in vote for Master of Magic. Trouble is, a game in that always starts a little slow before all the volcano armageddons, flying invisible warships and unstoppable undead armies show up.
I'm not a subscriber, so maybe what I say doesn't matter as much, but I'd be cool with any of these except BG2. Everyone has seen that. You and Vinny playing games shouldn't be about running through what's popular, it should be about tackling quirky cult favorites.