What's their name /v/?
I'm not being clever, I'm just saying OP is dumb
even among people that play games it's stupid to try to think of "must plays"
why not just ask "what's your favorite game" and stop trying to sound like you're talking about something significant
>Godawful graphics even for the time
>Made by English fags
NoX, Everyone should play NoX at-least once.
It teaches you that a game doesn't have to be popular to be good. It was completely glossed over because Diablo 2 or Diablo Came out at the same time, But it was a great game and looks decent even today. It was really ahead of its time.
Also it really shoes how different classes in a game should have different stories, and paths through areas.
That's why we don't assign books for our children to read, or have big fucking lists of the best movies of all time, or any of the myriad of things we share with each other. You are a dense motherfucker.
i think even people that don't like vidya can apreciate conkers bad furday to some extent.
Albeit just a silly experience with a rather unexpected ending that's relatable.
People will apreciate it for not being the current trend of cookiecutter games on a variety of levels and seeing how much passion can go into what's often considered as just mindless entertainment.
It shows games being just a silly game, but with heart put into it and characters you give a shit about and great splitscreen multiplayer. A game that ended an era for me on multiple levels.
>Half life is considered fedora core now
What happened to you /v/?
Earthbound for sure.
Mother 3 is also recommended
Also, my most personal recommendations would be LEGO Racers and LEGO Island.
Diablo 2L Lord of Destruction
Baldurs Gate 2
Age of Mythology
Metal Gear Solid 3
Dynasty Warriors 4
I don't think any game is a MUST play, But there are a lot of games that people should play, And most of them they wouldn't consider normally due to lack of popularity.
>no actual impetus to go save the random chick
Other than the fact that if he didn't, he and his friend would likely go to jail and be executed?
Or the fact that he
was in love and actually get married in one of the endings?
>no character development
So you literally didn't play the game.
Why not both?
They're both great games in their own respect,
Any fan of ARPGs owes themselves a playthrough of each
This game right here. It's the single best RTS/FPS hybrid ever made.
>don't play many games
>looking to play some new ones
>read suggestions in this thread
>all the listed games seem boring as fuck
God damn good games are hard to come by.
you are either baiting or under 15 years old. or plain retarded.
Thats not Uprising.
But seriously, there needs to be more RTS/FPS games.
The World Ends With You. It is a JRPG done right, and I think people should, ideally, play the pinnacles of each genre. Plus it's a game that utilizes its hardware perfectly, as well as does difficulty and post game incredibly well. And, imo, the story and characters are fantastic, though I'm sure its not for everyone; but, especially when I first played it, it really resonated with me
I can't find footage of the first one, but Uprising 2 looks eerily similar to Battlezone 2. Do you have any footage of the first?
Also have you played Battlezone? If not, you should. It's amazing.
If you're looking for games that will give you a sense of how far games have progressed, then definitely these ones in this order. This is also based on just playing, not necessarily beating.
The Bards Tale
The Legend of Zelda
Sonic the Hedgehog
Mortal Kombat II
Donkey Kong Country
Command and Conquer
Final Fantasy VII (Please note that this isn't due to it actually being a good game, but this game pops up too often in debates to NOT have at least some gameplay under your belt)
Ocarina of Time
Halo Combat Evolved
And that's it. Anything post-Halo will be met with too much skepticism to be considered a "must-play"
Honestly, I'd strongly recommend trying to play it on some sort of DS. I don't think it will translate as well with an emulator, but if you can't find a copy/they're not cheap enough, Desmume will suffice, I'm sure
>Any Mario game
I think I only second these for everyone.
Games are much broader of a medium than movies so can't as easily list a bunch of classics that everyone should play.
I think Tetris and any mario game is fairly obvious, but I also think Dorf Fort should be in there since it is so different.
I'd argue that it's a game that should be re-beaten every year.
>ctrl+f "tlou" "the last of us"
really? I mean, fucking really guys? wow.
>everyone MUST PLAY
In all seriousness, there's nothing significant enough about the game itself to warrant a "must play." That whole genre is a thing now, and each year the "cinematic experience" is only going to get better and better, and since the gameplay itself is negligible and its "cine experience" is only improved upon by its successors, there is no reason to ever "have" to play that.
>implying differences in opinion are okay
get the fuck off of /v/, normalfag
seriously though, I don't understand the appeal of skyrim. the combat was so boring, seemingly no matter what you did, and the world wasn't varied/exciting enough to make me want to explore. maybe it's just me, though. I respect that you like it, but can you address what I said. I'm curious how you feel about those things I mentioned
>why not give a real response to the guy.
Ok, he says
>there's nothing significant enough about the game itself to warrant a "must play."
Let's see, how about the phenomenal character performances, top notch voice work/sound design, great writing/story, fantastic multiplayer component. The game opens up a lot midway through and you're not really on rails via cutscene qte interaction like The Order, so I wouldn't call it a "cinematic experience" aside from the great mocap/cutscenes throughout the game.
Hi, me again.
I put hundreds of hours into morrowind and oblivion before playing skyrim, and i think that the dual wielding was a huge improvement. I can see how people get bored with the combat because at some points it feels like you can faceroll everything, but at that point you should probably set the difficulty higher so that you actually have to have a high level in a combat skill in order to do serious damage and actually feel like you are rewarded from it- I.E. when you disable/disarm or paralyze someone, or make that half mile long archery shot sneak attack that takes down a big foe in one shot.
As for the environment, Yeah. Ur rite. Yep. It sucks. It wasn't as weird and expansive as morrowind's landscapes were, or as bright and enjoyable as oblivion's. The dungeons were also not nearly as expansive as oblivion's were, you never got that feeling like you were descending into the center of the earth to find the ancient gear that was sealed away, never to be found again- it just felt like, "im in a cave....cool."
There was a remarkable increase to graphics over the previous elder scrolls games, but that was to be expected.
One thing i found annoying about skyrim was that the factions you were in and what race you were held no sway with the game and its other factions- The companions will let you join them even if you're a spell casting faggot high elf thats also an assasin for the dark brotherhood.
Overall though, i enjoy the feeling of being able to play a game where i can go into a bandit camp, transform into a werewolf, slaughter everone there, change back and throw all their shitty gear down a hole along with their bodies, go catch some butterflies, then return to the house i built and read a book. Thats the mark of a special game for me.
And now we have discourse.
>fantastic multiplayer component
I disagree with this. Not calling it bad, but it is not a selling point nor something that can ever be attributed 40 years down the line when telling someone they "must play" it.
To the grit though,
>how about the phenomenal character performances, top notch voice work/sound design, great writing/story
>great mocap/cutscenes throughout the game
Calm down for a second, because I'm going to use the "M" word again. Ready? Alright. There are a ton of
moviesI can apply all those point to. Wait, calm your tits! Let me get to my point.
There's a ton of movies that can be described as that that I would NEVER say "must watch" to. Because people have different tastes in what they want in a movie, and it might not always click with them. Is it a masterwork? Sure. Must everyone experience it? No.
And I'm going to bring this back home to my original post in >>283600328. CineGames are becoming a thing now after the great success of TLOU. They are starting to be developed in large amounts. That's a good thing, for its own category. But TLOU doesn't stand out to me as "everyone must play this one in their life" because eventually, in someone's life, there will be ones that better suit them.
The only time I'd single out that game as a must watch is a sort of steamboat willy, "was among the first that started it all" things.
I'd probably go with Shadow of the Colossus.
It's not my absolute favorite game ever, but I think it's something that just about everyone could finish and appreciate.
>literally taking Tribes 2 off of a list of historical greatness
SHAZBOT I AM ANGRY
Because it was the primary rival to DmC during one of /v/s rage circle jerks and was raised to be their champion. Any consensus /v/ has about it is clouded by extreme bias. It's solid game, but it's easily Platinum's worst effort.
>tfw you will never play d2lod at the dawn of 1.10 again
>Dark Souls all big like "Simon Says: Fancy Graphics Edition" isn't a steaming pile of shit.
If you want a more direct rebuttal to reply to, how about this:
Tell someone who doesn't own a playstation why should come back and play this game 40 years from now. Not "now", "soon", or "in a couple of years." 40 years. What makes this game so ridiculously alluring that you are going to force your grand kids to sit down and play that game.
My own choice was >>283599956. DM was sometimes tedious and dragging, but the gameplay was unique and fun as fuck as you run around kicking shit into other shit, and the combat itself still stands out as one of the three "simulators" that have the best melee combat to date
being Kicking, Screaming, and Feasting Simulators respectively. I will gladly show my grandkids that game some day and unless they are little snots, I bet they will actually enjoy it too.
Spyro (1, 2 or 3)
Castlevania: Rondo of Blood, Dawn/Aria, Ecclesia
Contra 3 or 4
Wario Land (1, 2 or 3 - AND 4)
Civilization 2, 3 or 4
Super Mario Bros. and Sonic (2 for best results)
Street Fighter 2, 3 ,or 4 and MKII
DOOM (perhaps Quake or HL1 as well)
Super Mario 64 or Banjo Kazooie
Pick one: Chrono Trigger, FF4/6, Dragon Warrior 4
Mario Party with friends, preferably drunk
Pick one: Gradius, R-Type, 1943, Xevious, Galaga, Axelay, Gun-Nac, UN Squadron, Ikaruga
Mega Man 2
Super Fucking Metroid (or Prime)
3D Pinball Space Cadet
Shadow of the Colossus
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (multiplayer....but it's been too long now)
Half Life 2
Rainbow Six: Vegas (RS:3 is my pick, but it's been too long now)
Splinter Cell 3: Chaos Theory
Super Mario Planet
Smash Brothers 64
Simcity 4000 (or 4 whatever you wanna call it)
Transport Tycoon (now Open Transport Tycoon Deluxe)
Max Payne (1&2 not 3)
The Prince of Persia (1&2 3 optional)
GTA: Vice City
Fable: The Lost Chapers
Thief 3: Deadly Shadows
President Evil 4
Condemned: Criminal Origins
Medal of Honor: Spearhead
>because it's the defining art of a generation.
Those words won't leave my mouth, but it's a fair reasoning. I'll accept it. Kind of matches my point in >>283602797
>The only time I'd single out that game as a must watch is a sort of steamboat willy, "was among the first that started it all" things.
My folks did the Pink Floyd and Beetles thing to me once. I dislike all of both of their songs with a small few exceptions of each - which I happen to really like, like Eleanor Rigby - and acknowledge that if those same bands tried to come out today, they'd remain unnoticed. I can kinda see our kids thinking the same with our choices in the future. "Wait, there's no VR-support with this game? What the hell, dad? Might as well bring me an 8bit game while you're at it."
>the entire second half of the game reuses the same maps as the first part
Cave Story is pretty much perfect in what it's trying to be: A fun simple, charismatic game with great music and smooth gameplay. You can't compare it to a Castlevania game which tries to be serious and atmospheric. It's like comparing Earthbound to a Final Fantasy. Completely different experiences.
Everyone who's as angry about videogames as /v/ usually is should play a bit of every major genre so as to not be and uneducated idiot. You know, there really isn't a must play, but you should really try to go around the block.
I'll leave my two cents and say that everyone should have pumped a few quarters into a few CAVE shmups, R-Type, Gradius and Battle Garega to form an opinion about STGs. Also Metal Slug and Contra for side scrolling walking shoot em ups.
>Guitar Hero 2
dag. where has the time gone
If you don't have access to a Sega Saturn capable of playing $200 Japanese imports or an Xbox 360, this is an acceptable alternative.
>generic medieval shit
Christ you faggots are so infuriating
This is actually a great game. Radiant silver gun is good and all, but Ikaruga is better, I feel like. Also, that dude that got through the game by playing with two ships simutaneously is cool.
Ikaruga is more of a puzzle game disguised as a shmup, I feel like. I like them both, too, but my heart belongs to dodonpachi dai ou jou. That is, imo, the pinnacle of shmup design.
Age of Empires 2
Shadow of the Colossus
Devil May Cry 3
Super Mario Bros. 3
Tenchu: Stealth Assassins
Metal Gear Solid 3
Pretty much any Treasure game
Resident Evil Remake
Super Mario 64
At least two Zelda games (preferably A Link to the Past and Ocarina of Time)
Dark Souls or Demon's Souls
Hitman: Blood Money
The best one of all...