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Nobody Asked ME!

...Probably because nobody cares, but hey, if everyone else is doing it I should probably give in to peer pressure and play along...

So, without further ado, and probably a lot of "oh brother, not another one - and this one from the guy who sucks", my Unranked List of Old Games I Used To Play and Really Liked:

 

THE DIG (aka My Intro To The Long List of Adventure Games I Loved)
I loved adventure games growing up, even played obscure ones like Return of the Phantom and The Last Express (both of which I also enjoyed).  This one was a masterpiece from LucasArts back when they made worthwhile games.  An adventure game that went beyond just pointing and clicking.

Similar Games I Also Played And Which At Some Point I Will Probably Say Were Better:
Full Throttle
Monkey Island series
Maniac Mansion series
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
Kings Quest V & VI
Myst
Sam & Max (original)
Quest for Glory series
Space Quest series
Conquest of the Longbow
Gabriel Knight series
Phantasmogoria series
Grim Fandango



SINS OF A SOLAR EMPIRE (aka I Like Space Stuff)
I'm a geek.  There, I said it.  Shouldn't really be a surprise.  I like fantasy and sci-fi, and I really like my games to have to make me think.  Some of my favorite games of all time fall into both categories.  The one I think that did it the best is the one pictured...

But My Subconscious Says, "What About These?":
StarCraft
WarCraft series
Command & Conquer series
Heroes of Might & Magic series
Final Fantasy Tactics
Battle Chess
Star Wars: Rebellion
X-Com series
Valkyria Chronicles


X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter (or X-Wing, or TIE Fighter, or X-Wing:Alliance)
This series was AWESOME.  Am I right?  Of course I am.  It made the entire Star Wars universe feel more alive because you were part of bigger battles that were part of the bigger scope of what was going on.  Sure, we may just be a tiny spark exploding outside the Emperor's chambers in Return of the Jedi ("Your faith in your friends is yours!... something, something... Dark Side!"), but at least it was good Star Wars.

Blowing Up Stuff From a Cockpit Is Cool:
Wing Commander series (Mark Hamill FTW)
Freespace series
Starlancer
Stunt Island
hmm... seems this genre fared even worse than adventure games...

 

So I guess this is really kind of me as a gamer in a nutshell.  Sure, I've played Final Fantasy games, BioShock, Uncharted 2, etc.  And sure I played the Zelda games and the Metroid games and the other slew of really amazing titles that have come out in the 27 years I've been breathing, and I've enjoyed them all.  But that isn't what separates me from the crowd, and these above games do establish my fringe experience a little more.  And because lists are easy fun, here's one last one to end my utterly pointless blog (please stop reading these and move on to something interesting).

 

Other Games I Liked But I Don't See Mentioned Very Much:
Jet Moto 2
MVP Baseball 2003
Need For Speed: Most Wanted
MTV Music Generator
Star Wars: Rebel Assault
Betrayal at Krondor
Police Quest series
The Adventures of Willy Beamish
Altered Beast
Konker's Bad Fur Day
Road Rash series
Star Wars Arcade

 

Um... Maybe I just like games.

Comments
  • the GI gang has been going nuts with all these blog posts lately. it's making me excited to finally get my hands on the new issue.

  • @shinra I know!  I wanted to fit in so badly!

  • Staff

    No one may have asked you, Sean, but everyone was wondering "I wonder what Sean thinks..." Finally, the mystery is solved!

  • Xwing: Alliance!! I remember that game from when i was like, 4!

    That, and Star Trek: Starfleet Academy were the first games i have ever played, (contrary to my post in the "first game you've ever played" thread, since i had forgotten them)if i still had a working joystick (it probably just needs a serious dusting) i would re-install those games in an instant!

  • @Joe I either have tears of joy or barely contained rage, depending on your level of sarcasm.  I'm not going to say which one goes where, either.

  • @Follower 4?!  Holy hell!  I think I was able to vote when that game came out.

  • Staff

    Who is this Sean person?

  • Mod

    @Andy - Sean is a pretty cool dude, you should get to know him =)  He gets stuff done, or maybe he hires a team of highly trained monkeys to do stuff for him, but either way stuff gets done.

  • You used to be cool, Sean.  But then you jumped all over that bandwagon like a cat on catnip...

  • Give it up for Kings Quest. Easy classics.

  • Staff

    I think I walked past this guy in the break room one time, but I could have sworn his name was Rick.

  • Hell yeah for NSF: Most Wanted. I love that game.

  • Hell to A-W-E-some (Yes, that makes Hell awesome, but who are you to judge???)! NSF Most Wanted was one of my favorite racing games. I loved getting away from the cops and customizing my ride. NSF Shift was great, but this is the one that I loved.

  • Who the hell is Sean?!

  • Staff

    Nice list!

    Classic Rick.

  • NooOOoOo! Sean you were my last hope to find a blogger that included Parappa the Rappa, you know.....the game that started the whole music/rhythm genre that has now flooded the market.....alas I'll just have to come to realize that no one but me and a few of my friends found this game so charming....oh well I'd putting my vote in for next year!

  • lol. you guys don't even know your own staff!XD

  • Star Wars: Rebel Assault, Star Wars Arcade, Road Rash are awesome!

  • Seeing you mention Grim Fandango and Indiana Jones & The Fate of Atlantis brought a smile to my old PC gaming hardened lips.

  • Sean O'Hair the golf player?

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