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#1 Posted by fisk0 (6387 posts) -

3 player System Shock 2 co-op back in 2003 or so. That game was a bit of a buggy mess even in singleplayer and got worse in multiplayer, as inventory could get swapped between players on map loads and at times disappear altogether. The game balance got pretty interesting though - there aren't a whole lot of weapons in the game, giving it more of a survival horror aspect in co-op as there's mostly just enough of each gun type to keep one repaired for one player, so you have to specialize pretty early on . Towards the end of the game we started cheating and building protective barriers out of stacked coffee cups and spawned several instances of the final boss.

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#2 Posted by fisk0 (6387 posts) -

@machofantastico: yeah, also surprised Belgium isn't fighting among the top three at the very least.

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#3 Posted by fisk0 (6387 posts) -

@anund said:
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I wasn't too happy with the song Sweden selected, I'd have preferred one of these two.

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Didn't listen to the first one, but the second was really good I think.

Technically the Swedish entry this year wasn't selected by the Swedish voters, the Nano song won the people's vote by a fair margin but was overruled by the International jury.

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#4 Posted by fisk0 (6387 posts) -

These two are by the same company, but also pretty similar: Dune and Command & Conquer, my two favorite RTS franchises.

A Blue Byte/Ubisoft franchise I miss dearly is Battle Isle, turn based strategy inspired by Military Madness.

There's also Wing Commander. Assuming Star Citizen is ever even getting released I've practically given up any hope that it'll be able to capture the things I loved about the originals.

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#5 Posted by fisk0 (6387 posts) -

That Albanian performance looked like a Chrono Cross cutscene.

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#6 Posted by fisk0 (6387 posts) -

The first one that got the most attention on the site was shut down years ago. There was a second one at giantbbs.webhack.in that was around until about a year ago or something, but which just gives a connection time-out now, I assume it has been taken down too.

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#7 Posted by fisk0 (6387 posts) -

I'm sure I'm gonna disagree with myself in a week or two. Zelda: Breath of the Wild has a pretty good chance of getting in the upper half of the list in time too, but it's way too early to say.

I'd also like to give MAG and Section 8: Prejudice a honorable mention - they were online only (or in the case of Section 8, the multiplayer was the part that I got attached with) and have long since been shut down, both were some of my best times playing games online in recent memory at least.

  1. Evochron Legacy - My favorite incarnation of the Elite/Frontier style space exploration game since Elite II: Frontier.
  2. Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars - The last iteration of C&C in it's traditional form. Even though Frank Klepacki wasn't involved, the music is amazing.
  3. Demon's Souls - Still my favorite in the Souls series, in large part because of the soundtrack. I think the Dark Souls games lost something with the change of composer going for a much blander cinematic thing.
  4. Crysis - The open world structure combined with the suit powers just made this an amazing sandbox to play around in.
  5. Rise of the Triad (2013) - It was pretty buggy and unoptimized at times, and the parts it did best were the parts lifted straight out of the 1994 original, but it played well, had a great online community at the time (which has since died off) and I enjoyed it's subtle ways of poking fun of contemporary shooters, especially the part where the infinite ammo SMG and pistol could be reloaded with a flashy animation that did nothing.
  6. Dragon's Dogma - Like the current Zelda, DD had a lot of fun mechanics to play around with. The actual story wasn't quite why I stuck with it, though it certainly went interesting places. The change of theme music with Dark Arisen was a massive disappointment.
  7. Spelunky - This is what I want a run based game to be. Giving me all the tools from the get go and then let me get better by learning over successive runs, instead of what so many current roguelites do, locking your abilities behind a progression system artificially forcing you to replay in order to get access to the content.
  8. Cities: Skylines - I'd probably rather go back to SimCity 2000 if given the choice, but as recent city builders go, this one is really good, especially in the wake of the incredibly disappointing last official SimCity.
  9. The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim - Unlike Morrowind, this isn't a game I ever see myself going back to, but the 200 hours I spent with it were enjoyable. I barely touched the main story line, but did see the civil war quest line to the end, and to me that was the most interesting aspect of the game. Gameplay wise it did remove too much of what I enjoyed of the previous games, but all in all, it's still one of my favorites of the last decade.
  10. Unreal Tournament III- An enjoyable arena shooter released in a time where everybody else went after Halo and Call of Duty (though the worst of that was still a couple of years away). It was a step back in the right direction after UT2k3/4 which I didn't enjoy much, but still not anywhere close to as fantastic as UT99 was. Also, one of few console games to have official mod support!
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#8 Edited by fisk0 (6387 posts) -

Austin's Zelda series is amazing. I basically only follow the Waypoint youtube channel though, since so much of their site content is region locked in my country.

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#9 Posted by fisk0 (6387 posts) -

Eugen Systems have released several pretty highly regarded ones in the last few years.

There's the Wargame series (Airland Battle, European Escalation and Red Dragon) and Act of Aggression (spiritual successor to their C&C Generals inspired Act of War games from the mid 00's).

I found the Wargame series kinda hard though and it lacks traditional base building mechanics, so that may not be up your alley.

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#10 Posted by fisk0 (6387 posts) -

I basically boot mine up 1-2 times a year nowadays, and it's essentially always connected to the charger. I haven't had any issues at all with the battery life the few times I play it, and I bought mine sometime during winter 2012/2013.

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