Too new to be a classic

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Too new to be a classic

Postposted on Mon Dec 09, 2013 4:38 pm

Since we got a house this summer I've had time to dig out my previous-next-gen consoles, the PS2 and OG Xbox for some playing around. Been playing a bit of NFS Underground 2 and MechAssault on the Xbox. What are your must-haves for the turn-of-the-millennium consoles?
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Re: Too new to be a classic

Postposted on Mon Dec 09, 2013 4:47 pm

GTA San Andreas.
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Re: Too new to be a classic

Postposted on Mon Dec 09, 2013 5:22 pm

Forza, Halo and Halo 2, probably a few others if I dig through my games.
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Re: Too new to be a classic

Postposted on Mon Dec 09, 2013 5:34 pm

Prince of Persia: Sands of Time

(Although maybe I'm not allowed to post, because I played it on PC.)
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Re: Too new to be a classic

Postposted on Mon Dec 09, 2013 5:53 pm

On PS2:
Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3 for some stealthy action and overly dramatic cinematics.
Kingdom Hearts I and II for your action adventure fix.

On Xbox:
Fable for another decent action adventure.
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Re: Too new to be a classic

Postposted on Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:12 pm

PS3:
Ico HD
Shadow of the Colossus HD
The Last of Us
Ni no Kuni
Persona 4 (*)
Dragon's Crown
Rayman: Origins (*)
Rayman: Legends (*)
Grand Theft Auto V (*)
God of War 3
Gran Turismo 6
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons (*)
Journey
Flower
Sleeping Dogs (*)
Okami HD
Dark Souls
Uncharted 3
Wipeout Fury (although tbh Wipeout 2048 for vita is flashier and you can buy Fury as an add-on for it)
Infamous
Infamous 2
Infamous: Second Son
Catherine (*)
Prototype (*)
Prototype 2 (*)

(*) Games with asterixes are available on multiple platforms.

360:
Forza 4
Um... anyone have any other "essential" 360 games (that aren't better played on PC?). I don't play sports games or console FPSes, so not really up to speed with 360 lineup.
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Re: Too new to be a classic

Postposted on Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:34 pm

Why did I put this on the back porch? Sorry mods. No wonder I couldn't find it.

Milo Burke wrote:Prince of Persia: Sands of Time

(Although maybe I'm not allowed to post, because I played it on PC.)

This PoP trilogy was awesome on the Xbox as well. :D

bthylafh wrote:GTA San Andreas.

I liked San Andreas but never finished it. I have it around here somewhere I think...

Lots of other great suggestions in the thread. The games for this generation are pretty cheap unless you're looking for something ultra-rare. Dumpster diving at my local Gamestop might be in order, assuming they still have stuff this old.
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Re: Too new to be a classic

Postposted on Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:35 pm

A-Gaming shall we go!!

One of the downsides of using the "recent posts" link is that I often fail to recognize what forum I'm actually in. Read several posts here and probably wouldn't have realized it was in the Porch until you said so.
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Re: Too new to be a classic

Postposted on Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:37 pm

Captain Ned wrote:A-Gaming shall we go!!

One of the downsides of using the "recent posts" link is that I often fail to recognize what forum I'm actually in. Read several posts here and probably wouldn't have realized it was in the Porch until you said so.

Probably explains why I put it in the wrong forum. Or maybe not. :lol:
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Re: Too new to be a classic

Postposted on Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:21 pm

You need the Ratchet & Clank games on your PS2.
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Re: Too new to be a classic

Postposted on Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:06 am

Let's see, the ones I can think of off the top of my head...

Return to Castle Wolfenstein - Tides of War (Xbox)
Pinball Hall of Fame (Xbox)
Medal of Honor - Rising Sun (Xbox)
Soldier of Fortune 2 (Xbox)
Black (PS2)
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Re: Too new to be a classic

Postposted on Wed Dec 11, 2013 1:39 am

Colin McRae Rally games on the Xbox are pretty awesome! IMO much better at capturing that "rally" feel than DIRT and its successors.
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Re: Too new to be a classic

Postposted on Wed Dec 11, 2013 3:33 am

On a relevant note, kotaku recenlty updated their 12 Best lists...

12 Best Games for Playstation 3
12 Best Games for Playstation Vita
12 Best Games for Xbox 360

The comments sections have some good suggestions that didn't make it into the main articles, too.
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Re: Too new to be a classic

Postposted on Wed Dec 11, 2013 3:35 am

jihadjoe wrote:Colin McRae Rally games on the Xbox are pretty awesome! IMO much better at capturing that "rally" feel than DIRT and its successors.


Best rally game I've ever played is Richard Burns Rally, with a logitech GT Force wheel. RIP Richard Burns (and RIP Colin McRae, too).
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Re: Too new to be a classic

Postposted on Wed Dec 11, 2013 9:56 am

PetMiceRnice wrote:Pinball Hall of Fame (Xbox)

ooooh

I'm a huge sucker for pinball games. I've bought every table for Zen Pinball on PS3 and then transferred them to Zen Pinball 2.

Voldenuit you're in the wrong generation there, bud. :lol:

JustAnEngineer wrote:You need the Ratchet & Clank games on your PS2.

If I've already played the PS3 ones, will that make the originals less fun somehow?

Found my Spider-Man 2 (movie tie-in) disc for Xbox also. Holy crap that was the best Spider-Man game. Voice acting is bad but the actual gameplay is amazing.
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Re: Too new to be a classic

Postposted on Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:28 am

derFunkenstein wrote:Voldenuit you're in the wrong generation there, bud. :lol:


Dangit, I'm usually one generation behind everyone else; now you're telling me I'm one generation in front? :p

OK, For PS2, My must-plays are:
Ico
Shadow of the Colossus
Rez
Gran Turismo 4
Richard Burns Rally
Persona 4
Okami
Soul Reaver 2
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Re: Too new to be a classic

Postposted on Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:29 am

Lost Odyssey for 360. Outstanding story. Main character isn't an Emo, sissy like many RPG's on the market anymore.
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Re: Too new to be a classic

Postposted on Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:01 am

derFunkenstein wrote:Found my Spider-Man 2 (movie tie-in) disc for Xbox also. Holy crap that was the best Spider-Man game. Voice acting is bad but the actual gameplay is amazing.

Oh definitely. I think that was the first game that really felt like you were playing as the super hero, and years before the Arkham games, at that.

Anywho, some of my favorite console games from that genertation:

Fable--I would love to play an HD remake of that first one (on PC).
Twilight Princess--although I played it on Wii.
Metroid Prime 1&2
God of War (1)--the only good one out of the series, IMO, but it was really good.
Kingdom Hearts 1&2
Resident Evil 4

There are probably more, but I'd probably have to recheck my collection at home.
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Re: Too new to be a classic

Postposted on Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:18 am

I grew up on pinball right from the time my Dad took me into an arcade for the first time back in 1977! Back then pinball still ruled the roost in the arcades and I am particularly fond of tables ranging from the mid-1970's up until about 1983. To me it is a special treat any time the opportunity presents itself to play some of these old classics again, especially in person.
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Re: Too new to be a classic

Postposted on Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:22 am

Ever since I was a young boy I played the silver ball. From SoHo down to Brighton I must have played them all.

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Re: Too new to be a classic

Postposted on Thu Dec 12, 2013 3:01 am

PS2 I'd say:

Final fantasy 10, 12
Metal Gear Solid 3 for the amazing story, humor, replayability
Grand Tourismo 4
Tony Hawk (dontknowwhatversionitwas...)
Metal Gear Solid 2 (not as awsome as 1 and 3 but hey ;))
Metal Gear Solid 1 the PS1 version runs great on PS2;)
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Re: Too new to be a classic

Postposted on Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:10 pm

Wish I'd seen this back in December... Well, maybe this list will be of use to somebody out there.


Original Xbox:

Breakdown
Otogi 1 and 2
Outrun 2006: Coast 2 Coast
Panzer Dragoon Orta
Jet Set Radio Future
Gunvalkyrie
Outlaw Golf
Burnout 3: Takedown
Conker: Live and Reloaded
Jade Empire
Knights of the Old Republic
Ninja Gaiden Black
Oddworld: Strangers Wrath
Voodoo Vince
Psychonauts
Rallisport Challenge 1 & 2
Phantom Dust

PS2:

Ico
Shadow of the Colossus
Metal Gear Solid 2 & 3
Final Fantasy X
Shin Megami Tensei Nocturne, Digital Devil Saga 1 & 2, and both Summoner games
God Hand
Steambot Chronicles
Onimusha 1,2, & 4 (for some reason, I can't stand 3)
Okami
God of War 1 & 2
Gungrave
Gungrave:Overdose
Guitar Hero 1-3
Guitaroo Man
Space Channel 5: Special Edition (it includes both games)
Fatal Frame 1-3
Silent Hill 2
Soul Calibur 3
Tekken 5
Shadow Hearts: Covenant
Rygar
Rez
Radiata Stories
Silpheed
Katamari Damacy
We love Katamari
Yakuza 1 & 2
Zone of Enders 2
Tokobot Plus

Gamecube:

Luigi's Mansion
Super Mario Sunshine
Animal Crossing
Super Monkey Ball 1 & 2
Donkey Konga 1-3
Tales of Symphonia
Pikmin 1 & 2
Killer7
Resident Evil remake
MGS: Twin Snakes
Baten Kaitos 1 & 2
Ikaruga
Resident Evil: 4
Resident Evil Zero
Billy Hatcher and The Giant Egg
TLoZ: Wind Waker
TLoZ: Twilight Princess
TLoZ: Collector's Edition (has Ocarina of Time, Majora's Mask)
Chibi-Robo!
Rogue Leader
Rebel Strike
Metroid Prime 1 & 2
Viewtiful Joe 1 & 2

Dreamcast:

Powerstone 2
Marvel vs Capcom 2
Streetfighter 3: 3rd Strike
Resident Evil: Code Veronica
Sonic Adventure 1 & 2
Soul Calibur
Super Magnetic Neo
Samba de Amigo
Chu chu rocket
Skies of Arcadia
Grandia 2
Crazy Taxi 1 & 2
D2
Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future
Fatal Fury: Mark of the Wolves
Jet Grind Radio
MDK2
The Last Blade 2
Techromancer
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
Space Channel 5
Star Wars Episode 1: Racer
Sword of the Berserk: Guts' Rage
Worms: Armageddon
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Re: Too new to be a classic

Postposted on Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:22 am

Hz so good that's an awesome list. I've played a few of them on Xbox and PS2, and loved every game I've played on your list. Some of them got upgraded for the 360 and PS3, too - I have Ico and Shadow of the Colossus on PS3 thanks to PS+ and I missed them on PS2. Very good. I loved JSRFuture, Burnout 3, Ninja Gaiden, Panzer Dragoon Orta, and Psychonauts, too. I have most of that Dreamcast collection. :D All I'm missing is Ecco, Resident Evil, and Super Magnetic Neo. I got tons (35-40) of Dreamcast games at Gamestop for 2-5 bucks each around the time the Xbox and Gamecube came out. Think I spent like $120 total. The local one was trying to get rid of the Dreamcast stuff to make way for the new consoles.

Thanks for a monster contribution!
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Re: Too new to be a classic

Postposted on Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:40 pm

I agree with HZ's list. If only Sega hadn't made the game developers angry with the Sega Saturn or the Dreamcast would have around for much longer! One of the best games for the Dreamcast was actually the deep sea fishing game where you would have the reel controller. It was just horribly addictive haha.
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Re: Too new to be a classic

Postposted on Wed Jan 15, 2014 1:48 pm

Hz so good wrote:Worms: Armageddon


Much better on PC for ninja roping and better all-around controls. Not to mention that the game still receives support to this day, unheard of for most games from 1999. They have patched in DX9 rendering, high-resolution, and many improvements have been made to the game over the years.

You can even get it on steam now!
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Re: Too new to be a classic

Postposted on Wed Jan 15, 2014 2:11 pm

derFunkenstein wrote:Hz so good that's an awesome list. I've played a few of them on Xbox and PS2, and loved every game I've played on your list. Some of them got upgraded for the 360 and PS3, too - I have Ico and Shadow of the Colossus on PS3 thanks to PS+ and I missed them on PS2. Very good. I loved JSRFuture, Burnout 3, Ninja Gaiden, Panzer Dragoon Orta, and Psychonauts, too. I have most of that Dreamcast collection. :D All I'm missing is Ecco, Resident Evil, and Super Magnetic Neo. I got tons (35-40) of Dreamcast games at Gamestop for 2-5 bucks each around the time the Xbox and Gamecube came out. Think I spent like $120 total. The local one was trying to get rid of the Dreamcast stuff to make way for the new consoles.

Thanks for a monster contribution!


Aw! No problem! 8)

At one point, I owned every single game I listed up there. Between getting divorced, several moves, etc... the stack of old games/systems got smaller and smaller over the years. One of these days, I'm going to build some kinda bonus room that can house more than a few arcade cabinets, along with a PC and some wireless 360 controllers to emulate all the late, great consoles of my misspent youth. Oh, and beer on tap. Gotta have that! :D


I'm glad I saw your post. Brought back a lotta fond memories.
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Re: Too new to be a classic

Postposted on Wed Jan 15, 2014 2:17 pm

Omniman wrote:I agree with HZ's list. If only Sega hadn't made the game developers angry with the Sega Saturn or the Dreamcast would have around for much longer! One of the best games for the Dreamcast was actually the deep sea fishing game where you would have the reel controller. It was just horribly addictive haha.



Oh man, I forgot about that game! My buddy had it! It was so much fun! :)

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Hz so good wrote:Worms: Armageddon


Much better on PC for ninja roping and better all-around controls. Not to mention that the game still receives support to this day, unheard of for most games from 1999. They have patched in DX9 rendering, high-resolution, and many improvements have been made to the game over the years.

You can even get it on steam now!


My favorite memories of that game were when my ex-wife was *this close*to winning, and somehow I managed to pull off a Holy Hand Grenade attack that would completely turn the tables. So much fun! She'd destroy me in a different game as payback, but it would be all worth it. :)
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