Brother None counts down his favourite games

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by Brother None, Oct 22, 2009.

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  1. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    That was a fairly useless post, Per.

    Pretentious? That's not a term I'd apply to Bakshi's films. Bad, perhaps. Or stupid. But pretentious? I don't see them even trying to be pretentious.

    Anyway, the point was more about the need of "another sound"
     
  2. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    Your face is fairly useless

    No one ever tries to be pretentious. It's purely a talent.
     
  3. Multidirectional

    Multidirectional Mildly Dipped

    Sep 12, 2008
    I was waiting for Psychonauts to show up on this list, based on what BN said about this game before. It would make my personal top 5, although probably cause I'm younger than BN. I agree about it's charm outshining it's gameplay, although I don't find anything bad about gameplay neither nor do I understand what's so bad about controls. It does play better with gamepad, however first time I finished it with keyboard/mouse with no problems. Camera can sometimes get annoying though. I do have some friends who loved this game but weren't able to finish it due to increased difficulty at later parts of the game, bunch of pussies..
     
  4. maximaz

    maximaz Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Apr 2, 2006
    Haven't played Psychonauts because I've played Grim Fandango. As much as I loved the atmosphere and the characters, the controls made it unplayable for me. I suffered through about half of it and then just gave up. I think I'll watch the rest on youtube sometime. All this talk about Psychonauts' bad controls is keeping me from playing it too.
     
  5. The Vault Dweller

    The Vault Dweller always looking for water.

    Aug 24, 2004
    I loved Psychonauts for all the reason Brother None says. That's one game I'll never forget.

    "He doesn't know what Napoleon looks like."
    :lol:

    Sincerely,
    The Vault Dweller
     
  6. Multidirectional

    Multidirectional Mildly Dipped

    Sep 12, 2008
    Psychonauts plays entirely differently from Grim Fandango, therefore these games have entirely different controls. I don't remember playing any 3D platformers with controls vastly superior to those of Psychonauts, so I don't see what's the problem. Anyway, if you are letting some internet talk keep you from playing one of the best games of this decade, it's your own fault.
     
  7. Daimyo

    Daimyo Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!
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    Oct 26, 2007
    Diablo - ah the memories and hours and hours <s>wasted</s> spent.
     
  8. Sander

    Sander This ghoul has seen it all
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    Jul 5, 2003
    Shame on you!
    Those are some of the best adventure games ever written. Better than the Monkey Island games, in my opinion, although Grim Fandango is hurt by terrible controls.

    Also, good thing you named Psychonauts. I almost forgot I still have to play it.
     
  9. SimpleMinded

    SimpleMinded Vault Fossil

    Jun 17, 2003
    I'm part of that never finished Psychonauts crowd. I LOVE the game, and got all the way to the final area of the meat circus, but protecting that stupid kid while using the terrible camera platforming was just too frustrating.

    Still, loved the game to death.
     
  10. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    You know what I mean.

    3D platformers tend to suck, and Psychonauts is certainly no worse than the average. That said, for a platform veteran the controls aren't responsive enough, and let's not get started on the friggin' keymapping of powers.

    It's a console title, and you can tell when playing it on keyboard/mouse. Don't get me wrong, it's not bad, but without its inventiveness and story surrounding it, would you play this game based purely on its platforming action? I wouldn't. I would for Earthworm Jim.

    Camera kinda sucks too. Not BG&E evil bad, but bad.

    Psychonauts doesn't have a gradual difficulty curve, tho', it has this weird spike from too-easy to pretty-damned-hard. It's a bit jarring.

    I know. I'm not that huge on adventure games, tho
     
  11. rcorporon

    rcorporon So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs
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    Jan 31, 2008
    Not playing Day of the Tentacle, Grim Fandango and Full Throttle is as close to video game treason as you can come, IMO. Grim Fandango is probably the closest thing to a "perfect" video game that I've ever played.

    I'm in the middle of my third or fourth run through of Psychonauts. I don't find the controls any better or worse than most console 3d platformers, tbh. Cool list so far.
     
  12. The Vault Dweller

    The Vault Dweller always looking for water.

    Aug 24, 2004
    I imagine Brother None like me never got them since they were mostly before our time and also there were so many great games out at the same time they were sadly on the low part of the list for "must buy" games.

    Sincerely,
    The Vault Dweller
     
  13. SimpleMinded

    SimpleMinded Vault Fossil

    Jun 17, 2003
    With everyone talking about psychonauts controls, did you play it on pc or console? I'm curious if the controls were that much better on console if I should try and give that version a shot.
     
  14. Multidirectional

    Multidirectional Mildly Dipped

    Sep 12, 2008
    All it took for me to make the controls better was buying a cheap dual analog gamepad, I don't think you need to try the console version just for that. And the game is still very playable with keyboard and mouse, it's just that platformers are always better played with gamepads.
     
  15. Kilus

    Kilus Not Australian Orderite

    May 3, 2003
    Number of copies of Psychonauts I own: Two.
    Number of times I have played Psychonauts: Zero.

    Sometimes I just buy games and not play them.
     
  16. Serge 13

    Serge 13 Elder Cat oTO Orderite

    Jul 20, 2006
    hahahaha, this reminds me of the time when you were spamming a thread and said: "Technicaly, i own two copies of Psychonauts but i have never used them" and wooz answered: "Technicaly, you own a pair of Testicals but you have never used them, now STOP SPAMMING THE THREAD." :lol:
     
  17. Mungrul

    Mungrul First time out of the vault

    Jul 4, 2007
    You better not be hating on Dungeon Master :x
     
  18. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    Dungeon Master is yet another title where you have to separate its quality from its impact on the genre. Quality = good. Impact = not good.

    PC. Since it's a console game, I would assume it plays better with a gamepad.

    Strictly speaking not before my time, I was playing videogames before those titles. I didn't play videogames in much of the 90s and early 00s, tho'. I only recently got back into the habit since it became my job at GB. I was not much of a gamer in my teen years, except for intensely replaying a handful of titles (like Fallout) and wearing my fingers out on Diablo I/II.

    Schafer's titles aren't low on my list of games I know I should be playing, but they are low on games I want to play. Shocking revelation: I don't really like adventure games. I don't like the structure of gameplay. Love the stories, often enough, and the inventiveness, but there's too much pointless faffing about usually.
     
  19. UniversalWolf

    UniversalWolf eaten by a grue.

    Aug 28, 2005
    Diablo is not as interesting because it would make a high percentage of "favorite games" lists. When it popped up on yours I wasn't surprised. I haven't played a single one of the other games you've listed so far. Some of them I haven't even heard of before.
     
  20. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    I can understand not having heard of Rick Dangerous or Shattered Lands. But never having played Wasteland? For shame.

    Also, did you know: this thread is almost at the next page and won't be updated until it is!
     
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