#1 Edited by BamurDeadd (59 posts) -

The questions begs to be asked: What was your last great victory in a game?

Mine was the Dhoulmagus fight in Dragon Quest 8, second form. No more healing items and everyone except the main character downed, enough HP for one last ''superssaiyan'' hit and downing the guy! Absolutly Epic!

#2 Posted by The_Hiro_Abides (1230 posts) -

I feel like I had a bunch of moments like that playing X-Com. Probably even more so on Iron Man Classic.

#3 Posted by mlarrabee (2760 posts) -

The world needs to reclaim the word "epic."

Homer wrote a poem containing 15,693 lines. That was an epic.

You or me shooting a digital person in the head, no matter how "super cool" it was, ain't epic.

New rule. If anyone else has ever done it before or if it's possible for someone else to reproduce, it's not epic.

#4 Posted by RedCream (704 posts) -

Just recently I assaulted the first alien base in XCOM and came in wholly unprepared. I got through 1 vs 1 with my 3hp assault against the last sectoid still in full health. She went on to be the volunteer.

#5 Edited by Claude (16251 posts) -
@mlarrabee said:

The world needs to reclaim the word "epic."

Homer wrote a poem containing 15,693 lines. That was an epic.

You or me shooting a digital person in the head, no matter how "super cool" it was, ain't epic.

New rule. If anyone else has ever done it before or if it's possible for someone else to reproduce, it's not epic.

Trying to reclaim the word epic is such a sad thing to try and do. I guess you're not a gamer either. I suppose you're not hardcore or casual when it comes to playing video games. Don't be so anal and take it like it's epic. Epic for the win.
#6 Posted by mlarrabee (2760 posts) -

@Claude said:

@mlarrabee said:

The world needs to reclaim the word "epic."

Homer wrote a poem containing 15,693 lines. That was an epic.

You or me shooting a digital person in the head, no matter how "super cool" it was, ain't epic.

New rule. If anyone else has ever done it before or if it's possible for someone else to reproduce, it's not epic.

Trying to reclaim the word epic is such a sad thing to try and do. I guess you're not a gamer either. I suppose you're not hardcore or casual when it comes to playing video games. Don't be so anal and take it like it's epic. Epic for the win.

Midcore all the way.

#7 Posted by BamurDeadd (59 posts) -

@mlarrabee: Epic!

#8 Posted by Khemitude (221 posts) -

Obligatory Epic for the win video

#9 Posted by OfficeGamer (1087 posts) -

My last Epic for the Winzors moment was a week ago in Skyrim. An extremely tough mod dragon attacked right outside Windhelm, I summoned my own dragon, and the fight lasted an age.

The CRAZY thing about it was that I was trying to figure out which of the three Khajiit standing outside is the assassin and it was getting on my nerves, and then the mod dragon attacked and killed him, JUST HIM, and my quest was updated.

Not to mention that seeing the dragon fly to the Windhelm towers across the bay to puke fire on the guards up there then come back to fight me while my dragon was tailing him, it was just too much.

#10 Posted by BamurDeadd (59 posts) -

@Khemitude: Had to replay that video 5 times, because Epic

#11 Posted by Capum15 (4572 posts) -

Rome: Total War holds one in my memory.

Can't remember who I was, but I had most of my army elsewhere, but I did have one mis-matched stack of units in various states of hurt. Two near-full stacks of Egyptian army surrounded and hit that stack.

Set up a defensive position, because if I was going to die, I was going to take as many of them as possible. Fire Arrowed the enemy until they closed too close, held a line with the rest of my infantry, and sent three special infantry squads into the enemies' back. Managed to obliterate over half of the first line and send the rest into retreat. They joined up with the second line and came again, and I did a similar thing, fire arrows, but just kept them firing for even longer. Quite a bit of my line started to falter ("Concerned about the number of enemies" appeared a lot), but held out enough to murder the crap out of their peasant squads and heavily demoralize the enemy.

Eventually I destroyed enough infantry to start making the enemy retreat, which basically caused a cascade effect where the rest ended up doing so. Surrounded a nice chunk of infantry and annihilated them while the rest ran off. Pretty sure half of my force died, but I had managed to drive off two Egyptian stacks with a damaged single stack. Felt damn good.

#12 Posted by Khemitude (221 posts) -

Though seriously I'd probably say a few of my Halo 3 moments back in the day, Such as one time on Valhalla at the start of the match on team snipers jump into the man cannon at the start look around for a second or two then just fire a random shot off towards the enemy base and headshot a guy that is mid air jump off the side of the base.

Another one was on Narrows I believe it was (the one that was pretty much just a bridge with a mancannon on either side) playing ninjanaut and im going across the mancannon randomly throw a grenade towards the bridge that hits the invisible ninjanaut right in the face and explodes killing him.

Still got those on my halo 3 fileshare.

#13 Posted by BamurDeadd (59 posts) -

Also, Pentakill Akali.. That felt pretty good!

#14 Posted by JoeyRavn (4887 posts) -

Finally beating the last level of the Dark World Cotton Alley in Super Meat Boy and seeing that last Achievement pop in. That was sweet.

Also, this one time, I was with a friend fighting Hell Belial in Diablo 3. My friend died and Belial had just a slice of health left, but the fight had reached the point in which he starts throwing everything at you. I somehow managed to stay alive for about two mintues, dodging every single attack he made. I revived my friend and finished off Belial with some well-timed arrows from my Demon Huntress. I don't think I've ever had a moment of such pure skill in my entire gaming life.

Oh, and:

#15 Edited by L44 (510 posts) -

When I got 100% Cliffs of Dover on expert (Guitar Hero 3). I have the scars to prove it (I literally cannot play Guitar Hero anymore). And the term Epic Win is dumb as hell.

Edit: I thought I should clarify. On the run where I achieved 100% everything went well, I was so happy I had finally done it, but I then realised what had happened. My pinky had completely locked up, so instinctivlely I used my other hand to move it. It was a sharp quick pain and my pinky has never been the same. Now whenever I straighten my pinky it locks in place and I have to conciously focus on moving it back to normal.

#16 Posted by ArtisanBreads (3595 posts) -

.... so OP is a marketer right?

This is some kind of marketing?

#17 Posted by Nictel (2312 posts) -

Persona 3. That end boss. Took me hours to take it down.

#18 Posted by Oldirtybearon (4282 posts) -

@mlarrabee said:

The world needs to reclaim the word "epic."

Homer wrote a poem containing 15,693 lines. That was an epic.

You or me shooting a digital person in the head, no matter how "super cool" it was, ain't epic.

New rule. If anyone else has ever done it before or if it's possible for someone else to reproduce, it's not epic.

some achievements can be downright epic. I remember playing Halo: Reach Multiplayer one time on that (then) new mode head hunter or whatever. Kill a special dude and skulls pop out, collect the skulls and get to the finish line or whatever. Anyhow, I shot him dead with 15 seconds left on the clock, collected all the skulls he dropped and won the match despite doing poorly throughout the entire thing. I wound up laughing at the hilarity of it for a good while. While I didn't tell the tale with much embellishment or gusto, that was an "epic win" for me.

#19 Posted by Imsorrymsjackson (855 posts) -

The term epic win makes me want to punch people.

#20 Posted by ArtisanBreads (3595 posts) -

@Imsorrymsjackson said:

The term epic win makes me want to punch people.

Enjoy your Epic Win with Mountain Dew: Epic Rush flavor! Now available at 7-11.

#21 Posted by NMC2008 (1170 posts) -

Beating Dragon's Lair 2 blindfolded was pretty awesome.

#22 Edited by BamurDeadd (59 posts) -

@ArtisanBreads: Not a marketer.. What would I be marketing anyway? Dragon Quest 8, just too late to the party?

#23 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8698 posts) -

A lot of terms could make me unhappy, angry or violent as well. I just choose not to be bothered by goddamn words on a message board!
 
My last epic win? I guess that was Sleeping Dogs.
 
Jumped off a ramp with my motorcycle, jumped off it midair. Watch as the thing crushes one of the triad gangsters below me. Land on my feet and kick the other two to hell. Wei (the player character) takes off his helmet as I roundhouse kicked the last guy to the floor and perfectly throws it down on the guy's face. How perfect was that?

#24 Posted by aquamarin (553 posts) -

I've only been fail in games lately :(

#25 Posted by Red12b (9044 posts) -

urgh

#26 Posted by Sanity (1853 posts) -

@Khemitude said:

Obligatory Epic for the win video

Makes me cringe every time.... I dont even have to watch it, just being reminded that it exists makes me ill.

#27 Posted by Slag (3345 posts) -

Hmmm interesting question

single player- probably defeating the Final Boss of Arc the Lad: twilight of the Spirits.

Normally in a JRPG, I overlevel like crazy because I go collectible crazy. But in the AtL:TotS there wasn't much to get so I didn't bother. Which made the last boss fairly difficult for me since I was underleveled or at least compared to what I'd normally be in a game like that. I used up every revive/curative item I had but I managed to chip away at that huge eyeball thing for 55 minutes to finally secure victory.

multiplayer-beating back a Protoss who nearly cannon rushed me to death in SC2. Only had two SCVs and a relocated burning command center left, but he got sloppy and I got lucky.

@TaliciaDragonsong:

Oh yeah that's the good stuff right there! Sleeping Dogs is so, so good at mayhem like that.

Sleeping Dogs is the most fun open world game I think I've ever played. The Batman-style hand to hand martial arts combat really adds a level of mayhem to those style of games that really makes it incredibly dynamic.

#28 Posted by Animasta (14460 posts) -

epic for the win has circled back around from being cool to lame and now it is cool again apparently

post-meme

#29 Posted by videogamesarenotart (121 posts) -

metal gear online

team sneak

last surviving member on sneak team

4 enemy players armed with assault rifles on UU on the grassy ledge by the catapult

CQC'd them all at the same time and won the match

probably the best moment ever, MGO was an amazing game

#30 Posted by AlexanderSheen (4671 posts) -

@Animasta said:

epic for the win has circled back around from being cool to lame and now it is cool again apparently

post-meme

Was it really cool at any point in history?

#31 Posted by casper_ (882 posts) -

my epic wins are generally fueled by the dew

#32 Posted by Animasta (14460 posts) -

@AlexanderSheen said:

@Animasta said:

epic for the win has circled back around from being cool to lame and now it is cool again apparently

post-meme

Was it really cool at any point in history?

yes.

Whenever you were 12 years old

#33 Posted by MiniPato (2657 posts) -

@dudy80 said:

@Khemitude said:

Obligatory Epic for the win video

Makes me cringe every time.... I dont even have to watch it, just being reminded that it exists makes me ill.

Really? Knowing the video exists just makes me feel better about myself. Though I never watched it after the first time because the wahjah would literally kill me.

@videogamesarenotart said:

metal gear online

team sneak

last surviving member on sneak team

4 enemy players armed with assault rifles on UU on the grassy ledge by the catapult

CQC'd them all at the same time and won the match

probably the best moment ever, MGO was an amazing game

Is team sneak the one where there are no respawns?

My most epic win fueled by Dew was also in MGO, or MGO2 since it was MGS4's MGO.

I think it was team sneak or some no-respawn TDM mode. We were playing that training ground map with an underground tunnel area. Both our teams decided to take the tunnel and ran into eachother. My teammates got gunned down without taking down a single enemy and I was the only one left. I just threw grenades down the end of the tunnel and managed to kill everyone on the team except for the last two who I headshot with a pistol. This was still within the week or so that MGS4 released, so it must've just been beginner's luck.

#34 Posted by YOU_DIED (695 posts) -

every boss fight in Dark Souls

#35 Posted by JJOR64 (18784 posts) -

Beat Filipino Champ in SF4 before and he got mad salty. It was just an online match though.

#36 Posted by MURDERSMASH (248 posts) -

One of the biggest, most rewarding boss defeats I can think of from the past few years was when my old guild in World of Warcraft took down Illidan for the first time. Man, talk about a celebration. If there's one thing I miss from that game, it would be the feeling of taking down a hard boss after weeks or even months of struggling and learning.

#37 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (4281 posts) -
#38 Posted by TheHumanDove (2396 posts) -

Epic win makes me angry. Bazinga!

#39 Posted by bartok (2371 posts) -

EPIC PWNZ NOOBZ PRON

#40 Posted by videogamesarenotart (121 posts) -

@MiniPato:

team sneak is the one where one team has no weapons except tranq guns and knives, but are all equipped with invis camo and the other team has full load outs

it was crazy fun