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« Reply #40 on: February 08, 2008, 03:47:07 PM »

Quote from: Daehawk on February 05, 2008, 10:32:02 PM

Quote from: Eel Snave on February 05, 2008, 08:36:05 PM

Genesis?  I kind of have to take issue with that.

I always ask Genesis fans, which games do you identify with?  I always have trouble picking out good Genesis games.

Well just off the top of my head..gotta remember this was 15-18 years ago ...some of the best ones I played were.....

Dungeons and Dragons
688 Attack Sub
Abrams Battle Tank
Starflight My ALL TIME favorite
Star Control
Buck Rogers
Desert Strike
Faery Tale Adventure
Powermonger
Shadowrun
Shining Force 2
Shining Force

All some of my absolute favorites (especially Starflight... which NONE of my friends seemed to play at the time). Don't forget Herzog Zwei!!!

I skipped the SNES all together because I had the Genesis. The NES was my first love (I was too young to appreciate the 2600 eventhough I had one and played it quite a bit) for many reasons but that shouldn't make it the best console for me. I played the Genesis into the ground (went through three of them and bought another one to have in storage which I've kept to this day) but then I left consoles for PC gaming. I picked back up again with the Gamecube (TYVM, Farscry) and have been playing consoles again since.

The Gamecube was my biggest draw over the last couple/three years until the 360 hit. Now it looks as though the 360 could become an all time fav for me (I'm sure it will) along with my DS in second or third (behind the 'Cube). Who knows what might be next but I can't wait. In the meantime I'll certainly be glad to enjoy the many gaming options we're fortunate enough to have available to us all.

My point? I don't really have one other than that there are so many ways to judge "best console ever" that it just means too many different things to too many different people for us to name just one.
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« Reply #41 on: February 08, 2008, 04:28:07 PM »

Quote from: wonderpug on February 08, 2008, 03:25:11 PM

Quote from: Jimmy the Fish on February 08, 2008, 12:13:22 AM

I'm probably in the minority saying this but I actually think those old Genesis/SNES sports games still hold up today. Modern sports games like Madden are so complex and have such elaborate controls that they become a bit overwhelming. Sure the old sports games are nowhere as detailed or realistic, but they were easy to play and the controls were nowhere as complicated and thus much easier to just pick up and immediately start enjoying without needing to memorize a ridiculous number of moves.

I'm with you.  As pretty as the latest sports games may look, I'd rather play NHL '95 than try to learn flight simulator controls to shoot the puck.

NHL '95... best hockey game ever?
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« Reply #42 on: February 08, 2008, 04:35:04 PM »

Quote from: unbreakable on February 08, 2008, 04:28:07 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on February 08, 2008, 03:25:11 PM

Quote from: Jimmy the Fish on February 08, 2008, 12:13:22 AM

I'm probably in the minority saying this but I actually think those old Genesis/SNES sports games still hold up today. Modern sports games like Madden are so complex and have such elaborate controls that they become a bit overwhelming. Sure the old sports games are nowhere as detailed or realistic, but they were easy to play and the controls were nowhere as complicated and thus much easier to just pick up and immediately start enjoying without needing to memorize a ridiculous number of moves.

I'm with you.  As pretty as the latest sports games may look, I'd rather play NHL '95 than try to learn flight simulator controls to shoot the puck.

NHL '95... best hockey game ever?

Second and third place go to Blades of Steel and Ice Hockey on the NES.

edit: You know, I think an updated version of Ice Hockey with Team Fortress 2 style character design and animation would be just about the greatest thing ever.  The TF2 style would fit perfectly with the abstract thin/normal/fatty players.
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« Reply #43 on: February 08, 2008, 05:39:14 PM »

Difficult choice.

Most systems have something that makes me think back postively about them.

I'd say NES or SNES had the most magic for me.

N64 4 player games were great with friends and X-box's 16 player LAN parties were the pinnacle of video game awesomeness! (yes, it's a word!..maybe)
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« Reply #44 on: February 08, 2008, 11:06:33 PM »

Quote from: fyedaddy on February 08, 2008, 03:47:07 PM

My point? I don't really have one other than that there are so many ways to judge "best console ever" that it just means too many different things to too many different people for us to name just one.

The terrorists have already won. Tongue

For me, the Genesis was all right, don't get me wrong.  It had it's bright spots, but I just can't get over that murderer's row of great games the SNES had.  Like I said, different strokes and all.  Maybe we should make this a poll.
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« Reply #45 on: February 12, 2008, 10:53:26 AM »

I don't know, I had fun with the SNES but never as much as I had with my Genesis.  I owned an SNES for a few short months and gave it to my brother... bought it cheap with a few games from a friend so I didn't feel the need to charge my bro anthing. 

For Genesis, my first game was an awesome starter game for the system... the first X-Men game.  Hell, at the time I didn't even have a color tv and played the hell outta that game. 

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I always ask Genesis fans, which games do you identify with?  I always have trouble picking out good Genesis games.

the abovementioned X-Men
NBA Jams-- I first played it in Vegas, spending hours in the arcade in the casino tearing that game up... and when it hit home consoles, I had to get it.  I was blown away at how much the home version was like the arcade version, back then a rarity.
Flashback-- advertised as the first cd quality game on a cartridge.  It was freaky and interesting and I got sucked in. 

And another thing the Genesis had over the competition?  The NOMAD, which, IMO, wins for best handheld console.  It swapped it's games out with Genesis so no need to buy seperate games, you could hook it up to a tv and use it as a Genesis... hell, it even had a prot for a second controller to plug in.  I actually still have mine.

I agree PS2 is at the top.  NES, as well. 
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