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« on: June 06, 2007, 11:18:35 AM »

La Pucelle: Tactics is never mentioned in SRPG discussion, received average/good reviews and has basically faded into oblivion...

And it's a shame, because it's the only Nippon Ichi game I've completed!  It didn't have all the random crap in the latest Nippon Ichi games have(that I know people love, and that's okay), had a fairly engaging story-line and characters I still hold dear to my heart.

This thread isn't for the Halo's or the Forza's - it's for the Yakuza's, the Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snake's - what game do you love that gets absolutely no respect?
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« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2007, 11:36:36 AM »

Great question.

The MotoGP series for the xbox and xbox360.  Probably one of the most fun and exciting, difficult-to-master, extremely well done and well presented, racing series' ever made.  But it's motorcycles, not cars... so although it gets a lot of love in Europe, it is almost an afterthought here in the States.  The original MotoGP game played over xbox live is without question where my fondest memories are of online multiplayer experiences.

 
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« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2007, 11:42:52 AM »

Oh I love this topic!  I know I'm the ONLY one here at GT that loved these two games:

Advent Rising (Xbox)
Bullet Witch (X360)


Advent Rising's story and characters were right up there with the KOTOR series.  And I don't think I need to tell you about Bullet Witch.  Both fantastic games that people loved to put down.
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« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2007, 11:47:52 AM »

Final Fantasy X-2 and Shadow Hearts : From The New World.  Most people couldn't look past the goofiness to see the great gameplay they both offered.
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« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2007, 11:50:06 AM »

MDK series.  While not necessarily put upon, it never go the audience or sales it should have.

It was fun, whimsical, had a great sense of humor and some super neat action.
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« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2007, 12:06:11 PM »

Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter definitely.

Also Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines.
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« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2007, 12:06:27 PM »

final fantasy: crystal chronicles

hard to imagine in a time like now, when everyone & their grandmother has a ds (& either has or wants to have a wii), but the #1 knock on this game when it came out was that it required everyone have a gbsp in order to do multiplayer! - crazy, huh?...

gorgeous graphics, my all-time favorite game soundtrack, clever co-op gameplay (timing your casting of spells together to form more powerful spells was very cool), nice character development mechanics, & a unique take on the world off ff creatues - now it (& zelda: four swords adventures) exist only in memory, unfortunately (unless someone takes the time to reconfigure them for current hardware (please!!!))...
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« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2007, 12:16:38 PM »

Direct Action: Act of War- great single player RTS campaign that rekindled the old C&C magic in a way that Generals and C&C3 failed to.   
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« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2007, 12:18:56 PM »

Battles of Prince of Persia (DS): my favorite of the DS strategy trio (advance wars & AoE); a card-based title that I have really enjoyed.

Need for Speed Porsche Unleashed (PC): One of my favorite games of all time, and I don't even like Porsches. Overshadowed by the other titles in the series, but its true champion, IMO.
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« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2007, 12:19:15 PM »

Quote from: Kevin Grey on June 06, 2007, 12:16:38 PM

Direct Action: Act of War- great single player RTS campaign that rekindled the old C&C magic in a way that Generals and C&C3 failed to.   

Not to derail - but it's funny you mention this, as I see it every time I go into my local Circuit City and remember really liking the demo.  For the life of me, I don't know why I didn't end up getting this game.  Hmm...
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« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2007, 12:22:52 PM »

Quote from: Starshifter on June 06, 2007, 11:42:52 AM

Oh I love this topic!  I know I'm the ONLY one here at GT that loved these two games:

Advent Rising (Xbox)
Bullet Witch (X360)


Advent Rising's story and characters were right up there with the KOTOR series.  And I don't think I need to tell you about Bullet Witch.  Both fantastic games that people loved to put down.

I enjoyed Advent Rising, too.  Played it start to finish.  I'm still hoping they release the sequels.  Once Bullet Witch comes down to a reasonable price, I'll give that a shot, too.

As for my choice, I'd go with a genre, actually.  Platformers.  I love 'em.  Even the lesser ones, as long as the controls are decent.  I liked the Tak series (at least the first two), Scaler, Vexx, even loved the Animaniacs game that came out last year.  But I'd have to put Voodoo Vince at the top of the list.  I wish they'd go back to that property, but I know they never will.

Another genre that I'm hoping will make a comeback on the Wii is Adventure Games.  I got a new laptop recently, and for some reason, I plunged hard back into them.  Even picked up some independant games that are amazing.

One last game that doesn't really fit in a category that I played straight through but didn't get a lot of attention was Chibi-Robo for the Gamecube.  It had personality and was a ton of fun to play.
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« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2007, 12:23:53 PM »

Quote from: Kevin Grey on June 06, 2007, 12:16:38 PM

Direct Action: Act of War- great single player RTS campaign that rekindled the old C&C magic in a way that Generals and C&C3 failed to.   

You know, I had a problem getting this game to work with my graphic card when it came out, and I remember really liking the little I did play of it.  Maybe I'll give it a go on the new laptop.
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« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2007, 12:26:44 PM »

Quote from: Misguided on June 06, 2007, 12:18:56 PM

Need for Speed Porsche Unleashed (PC): One of my favorite games of all time, and I don't even like Porsches. Overshadowed by the other titles in the series, but its true champion, IMO.

Excellent choice.  I still play it a couple times a year.
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« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2007, 12:32:29 PM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on June 06, 2007, 12:23:53 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on June 06, 2007, 12:16:38 PM

Direct Action: Act of War- great single player RTS campaign that rekindled the old C&C magic in a way that Generals and C&C3 failed to.   

You know, I had a problem getting this game to work with my graphic card when it came out, and I remember really liking the little I did play of it.  Maybe I'll give it a go on the new laptop.

Holds up really great visually.  I just replayed it this spring and it's hard to believe the game is over two years old.  The only issue I had was that there is widescreen support (the standalone expansion pack does have widescreen support however). 
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« Reply #14 on: June 06, 2007, 12:55:10 PM »

While they usually don't get fantastic reviews, I'm an absolute sucker for the Tenchu games.   Tenchu Z is my most anticipated game of the summer.

I do stay far, far away from the handheld versions, though.
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« Reply #15 on: June 06, 2007, 01:10:54 PM »

Quote from: Gratch on June 06, 2007, 12:55:10 PM

While they usually don't get fantastic reviews, I'm an absolute sucker for the Tenchu games.   Tenchu Z is my most anticipated game of the summer.

I do stay far, far away from the handheld versions, though.

I'd have to agree.  Despite it's recurring problems, I really like the Tenchu series.  I remember that the first Tenchu came out like a month before Metal Gear Solid and everyone was all hot for MGS but Tenchu was getting no love. 
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« Reply #16 on: June 06, 2007, 01:17:20 PM »

Quote from: Misguided on June 06, 2007, 12:18:56 PM

Battles of Prince of Persia (DS): my favorite of the DS strategy trio

Played it and loved it. I wouldn't give it the nod ahead of AW:DS, but it was a great game the whole way.
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« Reply #17 on: June 06, 2007, 01:38:40 PM »

[Wii] Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2
It has some of the best controls I've ever experienced in a fighting game; keeping in mind I haven't played MK: Armageddon for the Wii yet. The depth and variety of content in this game is just mind boggling.

[DS] Mechassualt: Phantom Wars
It may have a few issues here and there with graphics clipping, but overall it's a good solid mechassault game. The security hacking in it is very cool. Sound and voice acting were also very good. Sometimes it's the little things, and in keeping with that this game has the best manual I've ever seen for any DS game.

[PC] Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines
I have to agree with others here that this is a very underappreciated game. Admittedly it was pushed out the door to early, but once patched this game is amazing.
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« Reply #18 on: June 06, 2007, 01:39:35 PM »

Warcraft III - Virtually all I've ever seen in gaming communities is people ripping on this title for some reason, but I love the story and atmosphere of the game, even the gameplay, despite my complete and utter lack of ability for playing RTS games.

Phantasy Star Universe - I'm just a sucker for hack-n-slash, and while I don't play this online, the single-player has the same fun gameplay with some refinements from PSO1&2, even if the story is inane. icon_wink
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« Reply #19 on: June 06, 2007, 02:03:04 PM »

Primal and Ghosthunter both come to mind.  Some of the best voice acting I can remember, and fantastic graphics.  I'll have to check my library for any other ones that I'm forgetting once I get home.

The Speedball post reminded me about Deathrow.  I loved that you could buy drugs that fell off the truck, and inject them into your players with no idea if the results would be good or bad.

Oh, and I'm also a fan of Advent Rising and Battles of Prince of Persia.  The main character's dialogue with his brother in Advent makes me think of what Han Solo and his brother would sound like.
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« Reply #20 on: June 06, 2007, 02:09:38 PM »

Quote from: Misguided on June 06, 2007, 12:18:56 PM

Need for Speed Porsche Unleashed (PC): One of my favorite games of all time, and I don't even like Porsches. Overshadowed by the other titles in the series, but its true champion, IMO.

I have to disagree here, I think PU is widely recognized as one of the best arcade racers ever, certainly one of the top 2 NFS games (Most Wanted being the only other that comes close IMO).

Now, Viper. That was a great racing game that got no love.  crybaby
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« Reply #21 on: June 06, 2007, 02:15:53 PM »

Quote from: Starshifter on June 06, 2007, 11:42:52 AM

Advent Rising (Xbox)


Advent Rising's story and characters were right up there with the KOTOR series. 

I loved Advent Rising.  You're on your own for Mullet Bitch though  Tongue
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« Reply #22 on: June 06, 2007, 02:27:49 PM »

J-Bird

Oh sure, Q*bert gets plenty of love, but I grew up on J-Bird and it is clearly superior.  Q*bert jumping on floating disks to get to the top of the pyramid?  Bullshit. I mean, @!#?@!  Makes much more sense for a wingless bird to gain wings to fly up to the top.  Clearly superior.

On that note, where's the respect for Snack Attack II?  I mean, I love Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man as much as the next guy, but Snack Attack II took it a step further, and accomplished some of the things that Super Pac-Man tried and failed to do.  Where's the love?
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« Reply #23 on: June 06, 2007, 03:11:21 PM »

Rumble Roses XX   icon_redface
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« Reply #24 on: June 06, 2007, 03:19:00 PM »

Dynasty Warriors . . . just satisfies my inner need to hack and slash . . . with comic relief cutscenes only moments away . . .
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« Reply #25 on: June 06, 2007, 03:19:37 PM »

Everquest Pre Kunark.  I know at the time it got alot of respect but the current crop of MMO players have no respect for it.  It had nothing to do with being new to me.  The game was engaging, it really sucked me in.

Also the original Die By The Sword.  At first people were interested in the title, but that interest quickly faded.
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« Reply #26 on: June 06, 2007, 03:22:40 PM »

Quote from: Arkon on June 06, 2007, 03:19:37 PM

Also the original Die By The Sword.  At first people were interested in the title, but that interest quickly faded.

They have that available on Gametap and I'm thinking of giving it a spin.
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« Reply #27 on: June 06, 2007, 03:27:20 PM »

I have been trying hard all morning to think of one, and I am just not sure I can...huh, this is upsetting.
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« Reply #28 on: June 06, 2007, 03:35:36 PM »

The Phantasy Star Online games (including Universe) - Great?  No...  Deep?  Hardly...  Fun?  Sure.  I'll hack and slash all day long.
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« Reply #29 on: June 06, 2007, 03:37:48 PM »

It seems I'm always the lone guy who enjoyed both KotOR 2 and Deus Ex 2.

I also liked WC3, but never noticed there being much hate against it (not that I've looked very hard).
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« Reply #30 on: June 06, 2007, 03:39:36 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on June 06, 2007, 03:22:40 PM

Quote from: Arkon on June 06, 2007, 03:19:37 PM

Also the original Die By The Sword.  At first people were interested in the title, but that interest quickly faded.

They have that available on Gametap and I'm thinking of giving it a spin.

Great game.
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« Reply #31 on: June 06, 2007, 03:49:13 PM »

Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb had a number of technical glitches, but if you could get past that it was a really fun game that was completely dismissed by critics. It had a great brawling system, solid platforming and interesting puzzles, but almost as importantly, it really captured the feel of the Indiana Jones series. It's rare when a movie-licensed game really keeps the spirit of the franchise and I'm mystified why it didn't get more attention.

Prince of Persia: Warrior Witihin It's a shame Ubi threw all the "generic rage" crap into this game, because the Clock Tower and Water Gardens are some of the best platforming levels of all time. Ubisoft certainly deserves a drubbing not only for the emo music, but also ensuring that some of the biggest fans of the series gave up on the game without seeing some of the best gameplay that the franchise offers.


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« Reply #32 on: June 06, 2007, 03:51:17 PM »

Die By The Sword has amazing controls that I wish had been picked up in other games. Also, I will play any game where you can beat people with their own severed limbs.
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« Reply #33 on: June 06, 2007, 04:02:41 PM »

Quote from: unbreakable on June 06, 2007, 03:37:48 PM

It seems I'm always the lone guy who enjoyed both KotOR 2 and Deus Ex 2.

I also liked WC3, but never noticed there being much hate against it (not that I've looked very hard).

KOTOR2, busted mising content aside, is an excellent game.
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« Reply #34 on: June 06, 2007, 04:04:58 PM »

Third World War for the Sega CD is mine. Got average reviews, never sold many copies, but its my favorite game of all time.
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« Reply #35 on: June 06, 2007, 04:14:30 PM »

Quote from: ras752000 on June 06, 2007, 03:19:00 PM

Dynasty Warriors . . . just satisfies my inner need to hack and slash . . . with comic relief cutscenes only moments away . . .

Yeah I love that series too...and the best part is you really don't need to learn anything new, because nothing changes from year to year  icon_wink

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Yeah it really is a great ride for 75% of it...and that's what makes the last 25% so upsetting.

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« Reply #36 on: June 06, 2007, 04:15:48 PM »

Well this is going back a bit but

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« Reply #37 on: June 06, 2007, 04:36:17 PM »

Quote from: Calvin on June 06, 2007, 03:27:20 PM

I have been trying hard all morning to think of one, and I am just not sure I can...huh, this is upsetting.

that's because you don't like anything  Tongue
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« Reply #38 on: June 06, 2007, 04:40:21 PM »

Quote from: TheMissingLink on June 06, 2007, 11:18:35 AM

La Pucelle: Tactics is never mentioned in SRPG discussion, received average/good reviews and has basically faded into oblivion...

And it's a shame, because it's the only Nippon Ichi game I've completed!  It didn't have all the random crap in the latest Nippon Ichi games have(that I know people love, and that's okay), had a fairly engaging story-line and characters I still hold dear to my heart.

Heh, yeah. It's the only Nippon Ichi game that I've completed too. Also, I loved the intro for the game, so there!

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« Reply #39 on: June 06, 2007, 04:41:30 PM »

E.T.

I enjoyed it as a kid, and no amount of anonymous internet folk are going to convince me I wasn't having fun back then smile
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