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Mort1616 Aug 28, 2005, 08:24am EDT Report Abuse
I've seen a few poles here and there but I thought it was time HWA had its own little discussion.

I feel the need to argue the case for Final Fantasy VII as the best game ever. It has a rich storyline the richest of any game I've ever played, it's like reading a book or seeing a good film, all the characters are memorable and quirky, the 2D background graphics still look good to this day. The game took at least 30 hours to complete (unless you really attacked it, an ignored every bit of plot you could), each hour of which was engaging and fun. The turn based fighting was a great system. The multitude of hidden things like charcters, weapons, secret areas, the quest for the golden Chocobo and baddies made it infinatly replayable. I've also heard on the grapevine that it's getting a graphical makeover for today (if this happens without so called improvments I'd be surprised), how many old games do you know have recieved a graphical makeover that isn't a sequel.

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Mr. Aveng Aug 28, 2005, 08:33am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Best game ever?
I think they remade the intro or something to show off the power of the PS3. A friend said something about that, but I wasn't really paying attention since I'm not a big RPGer.
Best game ever? I think for me, Half-Life would be pretty high up.
And the first Prince of Persia was a great game. I've spent countless hours playing it. Tho its not one of those games u spend 100 hours to finish, since it only last max 1 hour...

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Mort1616 Aug 28, 2005, 08:37am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Best game ever?
A small point but I'm looking for an enthusiastic response about why you love your favorite game. Not just for you to say what your favorite game is. This way a discussion can be sparked not just a list of good games (says in sarcastic voice).

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Mort1616 Aug 28, 2005, 10:31am EDT Report Abuse
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Just an after thought but the music in final fantasy VII was awsome too, music that evoked emotion.

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Mr. Aveng Aug 28, 2005, 10:43am EDT Report Abuse
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Yeah, the FF7 music is cool.
Reasons why Half-life kicks so much butt? Well the storyline is great, it's unpredictable and they leave u wondering. G-Man is just pure genius. I was so frustrated at that guy, he kept showing up and I couldn't kill him and I had no idea who he was. The enemies are very well made. Detailed and unique. The weapons too are very creative. Plus the seamless level-design is great and wasn't very usual at the time.
Plus the games (or the developers) attention to detail is just great.
I remember when I first met the things that hear you but can't c u. I just ran past the guard so I didn't hear him say "they can hear us" and I got stuck there for ages. :P
Plus it's long and difficult without being annoying.

Prince of Persia:
Animation is great, unrivaled by any other game from its time. I love the level design, and I especially love your evil twin or whatever you call him. The guy that comes out of the wrong side of the mirror. And the music is cool. The fighting is good. The traps and bottles you drink are creative and taxing.
Ok, that's all for now.
Oh and I like Doom.

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Adam Kolak Aug 28, 2005, 10:54am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Best game ever?
I think Doom was ground breaking for its day. And without Doom none of us would be playing First Person Shooters on our PCs. And Nvidia and ATI wouldnt have anything to make money.

I have never played a FF game, but here are some games i enjoy:
I have trouble deciding on the best game ever, so here a bunch of my best game evers:

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas -i hate hilary clinton for being a b*tch about this game
Battlefield 1942 and 2
original Goldeneye
Gran Turismo 2 (once the "stuck at 98%" flaw was fixed)
Flatout

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Mort1616 Aug 28, 2005, 10:57am EDT Report Abuse
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sven Aug 28, 2005, 11:41am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Best game ever?
i think it has to go by genre.

racing: gran turismo 2 for sure.
FPS: half-life
RPG: FFVII

Mort1616 Aug 28, 2005, 11:49am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Best game ever?
If you've read the thread, you should have noticed that the point of it was to get peoples opinions on the games and why they think its the best game, not just listing your favorite. And I am asking for a definative best game, not just by genre. The genre doesn't matter, did your favorite game get you hooked, could you replay again and again. What made it stand out to you, what inspired you about it?

Am I asking too much?

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varun rao Aug 28, 2005, 11:59am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Best game ever?
lets see now... if I were to consider all the games I've played over the years.. then...

Death Ralley : It started a whole new genre.... the concept was amazing and totally addictive
GTA series : Simply the best of its kind... it has NO competitor
Half life series: Finally a brilliantly executed FPS with an amazing story line. From the first part the player has always been made to live the game.. and not just play it.
Morrowind: Probably the only nonlinear game ever made...
Monkey Island series: You have to play it to see why I decided to mention this one...
Diablo: Classic and addictive... I was hooked onto this game for so long.. I can play DIablo 1,2 and the expansions all over again without getting bored for one minute.

...sorry but I had to mention all of these games.

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Sean Costello Aug 28, 2005, 12:36pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Best game ever?
IMO these are the best games ever

Legend of Zelda: LTtP, OoT, and MM
and Final Fantasy's 7-9

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Paul B Aug 28, 2005, 03:26pm EDT Report Abuse
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I'd have to go with Starcraft...But there a lot of games out there that I think are incredible like the Zeldas, FF (VII and VIII as well as the older ones), Chrono Trigger, and Civilization to name a few

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guru Shane Aug 28, 2005, 04:05pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Best game ever?
Final Fantasy 3 was the best game ever. It was a huge game. It offered multiple playable characters. It offered hundreds of hours of fun, continuous game play. It had a great story. It had great music. It had an excellent replay value. It offered hundreds of side quests. It incorporated more than 2 ways to fight. There was the standard fighting and random battles. There was also the 3 group simultaneous fights. There was also a couple of tactics-style fights where you had to position your characters to block or avoid incoming attackers.

J H Aug 28, 2005, 06:00pm EDT Report Abuse
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I actualy did not like final fantasy series. For me its hard to just say wich is the best game ever. Pong pretty much started the video game franchise but my favorates are.

1. Age of empires 2

2. Doom

3. Diablo

4. Starcraft

5. Of Course FALLOUT

And recently

1. World of warcraft

2. Swg (Star wars galaxies)

3. Warhammer 40K

4. C & C, Generals

5. Unreal Tournement 2004

Its to hard to say wich is my favorate, theres to many great games rite now but in the past it was, Mario bros, Casilvania , and contra.

About my spelling, If you say anything about it im gonna hunt your nerdy english aniel retentive arrrssse down and beat the elcrapo right out of you!!!!
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J H Aug 28, 2005, 06:07pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Best game ever?
I gues the game right now for favorates or best in mo is WOW (world of warcraft). World of warcraft is the best game out right now in mo.

1. World of warcraft, it has final fantasy + tons and tons more etc =)



Its alright if you dont agree with me thats your opinion and its your right =).

About my spelling, If you say anything about it im gonna hunt your nerdy english aniel retentive arrrssse down and beat the elcrapo right out of you!!!!
I came to this planet to chew bubblegum and kick ass! And I am all out of gum!
mothow Aug 28, 2005, 06:12pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Best game ever?
whats that game that you keep your hands in your pockets?...lol

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Plug & Play Aug 28, 2005, 06:16pm EDT Report Abuse
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LMFAO BIG TIME!!!!

I know that game, but dont the pocket inside's have to be cut out first!!!!! :) :) :)

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Adam Kolak Aug 28, 2005, 06:39pm EDT Report Abuse
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LOL

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Kevin M. Aug 29, 2005, 01:56am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Best game ever?
For me i'd go with "Zelda a link to the past" on the SNES or Oracle of time for N64. (spent my whole Christmas vaction playing that one) those two are games that i'll always remember my childhood playing. The game i think i've spent the most number of hours playing is UT2004. CoD was Awsome for about 6 months. But UT2004 wins by far # of hours. DAMN I'm looking forward to UT2007. you all have seen the screenies for it right? KEEWWWWWLLLL :)

Mort1616 Aug 29, 2005, 06:00am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Best game ever?
Blue

There is a little problem with takling about FFIII. Either England or America didn't get the first 3 games released. So in I think America 4, 5 and 6 were called 1, 2 and 3. So what was the storyline in the one you are refering to?

James Howie

Your right that we are all entitled to our opinions. But don't you like to discuss a games pros and cons, and let other people know why you ilke this game. I've stated this Since the begining of the thread, but you put a rather pathetic "I like WOW 'cos it's good" style message up, which isn't very articulate, and is not going to inspire anyone to buy your favorite game.

Example : I enjoyed the Wacraft 3 Games and use the modding community to extend the life of the game, what inspires you about WOW so much that you consider it great, why should I go out and buy WOW?

I'm not trying to be nasty, just articulate the reason for the thread.

Mothow & Plug and Play

Well I'm glad you didn't bother to do a write up on that game. But from what you girlfriend says, it would be a short write up anyway!!!!

Sean Costello

When you say "and Final Fantasy's 7-9" you mean 7 and 9 don't you. Not 7 to 9, becuase 8 wasn't that brilliant, it was good but a big let down after 7.

And a little message to all

I'm glad to see that this topic of best game hasn't become an issue of which games have the best newest graphics.

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guru Shane Aug 29, 2005, 06:12am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Best game ever?
I'm referring to the Super Nintendo version of Final Fantasy 3. It was the 1 that had these characters:

Terra
Locke
Edgar
Sabin
Celes
Shadow
Cyan
Gau
Setzer
Mog
Strago
Relm
Gogo
Umaro

It was about Espers. :)

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"Final Fantasy III was a massive success in Japan, of course. In the US, Final Fantasy III was the most successful RPG to date. Falling somewhere between cult hit and mainstream success, it appealed to both longtime fans of the series and those who had never played an RPG before. Nevertheless, the game could not overcome the fact that RPGs remained trapped as a niche genre, played by only a very devout few."


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