OCAU top retro games of all time - 2017 edition - voting thread

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  1. GumbyNoTalent

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    I just want to make it clear I wasn't criticising the choice. I was just surprised to see it was already 13 years old, when it feels like yesterday. Old man feels.
     
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    Yup know that feels, Dec 2018 will be 40years of using computers, I was introduced to a PDP at UQ over school holidays in 1978, so yeah old man syndrome.

    Some of these youngens don't know what retro is, when I was a lad
     
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    From best to "worst":
    1. Battlefield 1942
    2. Super Mario World
    3. GoldenEye 007
    4. Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004
    5. Command & Conquer: Red Alert
    6. Railroad Tycoon II
    7. Super Mario 64
    8. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
    9. Pokemon Red/Blue
    10. Jagged Alliance 2
     
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    Jesus, 2007 is "retro"... :(
     
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    nothing beat the old sports games on C64, wholy batshit talk about sore arms :D


    Daley Thompson Decathlon
    international karate
    summer/winter/california games
    international ice hockey

    then came wayne gretzky hockey and face-off :D NHL 94 was a massive leap followed by 96/97. Actually all EA (nba/fifa) games took shit to another level around 96/97.

    sensible soccer was great till Fifa IS.

    Still play nhl/fifa but i love sports lol. lillehammer is the last sports game i can remember and that was in 93 :D

    Last good NFS was need for speed
     
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    Yeah, we've done this to death, but it's still super weird to me that all the first-HD-console-generation flagship titles (Bioshock, COD4, Unreal Tournament 3, Assassin's Creed, Crysis) are or shortly will be "retro" by this definition.

    But conversely there are other games from the same year that do feel "retro" now - TF2, ET: Quake Wars, Stalker: SoC, Mass Effect - games which weren't quite going with the flow, perhaps, so something in their design feels dated now.
     
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    It's an interesting point that a lot of games from the 2007 era are now still going but almost unrecogniseable from their original incarnations - TF2, CS:GO, WoW etc.

    It's really starting to bite from a preservation standpoint that you can't go back and play TF2 with the same rules, default maps and even menus that were there when you first jumped into the game. I think there are ways of running the versions that were released on disc etc., but I don't know of anyone that's been maintaining binary versions of all of the major and minor patch levels that have come through over the years.
     
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    Yeah, this is a big deal in the all-digital world. If someone didn't dump each and every patch level, there's a good chance entire versions/builds of games will be lost forever. Quite a sad thought.
     
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    10. Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time
    9. Legend of Zelda a Link to the Past
    8. Half-Life 2
    7. Half-Life 1
    6. Pokemon Gold/Silver
    5. Pokemon Red/Blue
    4. TES Oblivion
    3. Super Mario 64
    2. Halo 1
    1. Halo 3
     
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    My top ten +10y.o. games:

    10 points - Eye of the Beholder (PC)
    9 points - Titan Empire (Apple II)
    8 points - Pirates! (PC)
    7 points - Wolfenstein 3D (PC)
    6 points - Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II (PC)
    5 points - Gato (PC)
    4 points - Morrowind (PC)
    3 points - Leisure Suit Larry III: Passionate Patti in Pursuit of the Pulsating Pectorals (PC)
    2 points - Test Drive III (PC)
    1 points - Granny's Garden (BBC Micro)

    It still bugs me that I never finished Granny's Garden, or the main Morrowind quest.
     
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    My top 10 in order

    1. Daytona USA (Arcade) - It's the only game I will go out of my way looking for at an Arcade.
    2. Super Mario World (SNES) - First game on the first console I had.
    3. Gran Turismo (PSX) - I love the entire series but I logged serious hours on the first game.
    4. Secret of Mana (SNES) - First RPG I ever played. Still my favorite.
    5. NHL 96 (SNES) - This game created my love for Ice Hockey.
    6. Final Fantasy VII - (PSX) - Pretty sure I logged over 90 in game hours on this before I tried to actually finish it.
    7. GTA - Vice City (PS2) - By far my favorite ever Grand Theft Auto game. The storyline, the time frame. I seriously hope that GTA6 is set a similar way.
    8. C&C Red Alert 2: Yuris Revenge (PC) - I picked the expansion because I had the most fun playing multiplayer with a couple mates and we would use all 3 armies.
    9. C&C Red Alert (PC) - This got me into RTS gaming. I still love building enormous bases full of Tesla Coils.
    10. Ace Combat 2 (PSX) - I remember borrowing this from a mate of mine. Pretty sure it ended up spending more time at my place than his.

    Honorable mentions go to NFS III - Hot Pursuit (PSX), NFS: High Stakes (PSX), Final Fantasy IX (PSX), Gran Turismo 3 (PS2), F-Zero (SNES), F-Zero X (N64), Goldeneye 007 (N64) Mario Party (N64) and Interstate '67 (PC) because I've spent a lot of hours on those games.
     
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    I'm still shocked that not one other person has MGS in their selection. It was groundbreaking!!
     
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    I think its unfair for only 10 for the entire genre. Perhaps 10 per decade?!
    If I have to chop it down:

    1. Mech Warrior 2 (PC)
    2. Half-Life 1 (PC)
    3. CounterStrike 1.6 (PC)
    4. EvE Online (PC)
    5. Micro Machines 2 (SMD)
    6. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (SMD)
    7. Triple Play Gold (SMD)
    8. Duke 3D (PC)
    9. Battlefield Vietnam (PC)
    10. Tekken 3 (PS)

    ** Missing classics though like Lemmings, Commander Keen, Jones in the Fast lane, Double Dragon, Destruction Derby, StarCraft, Diablo, Doom, Quake, Urban Strike, Street Fighter 2 / 3, Command & Conquer, Red Alert, TMNT Arcade, Simpsons Arcade, Ghouls and Ghosts, Alex Kidd in Miracle World, Gain Ground...The list goes on...
    Seriously 10 per decade!! :)
     
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    Jones in the fast lane was the best :D
     
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    Some of you peeps need to clarify your numbering.. Elvis made it clear it's to be listed in points, yet im sure some of you have 1. As your favorite which will stuff everything up .


    PS list incoming , im just agonising over it :p
     
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    Yeah, some of these are very confusing. I'll do my best to try to interpret them.

    But if possible please be clear -

    10 Points - best Game
    9 points - second best game
    ...
    1 point - "worst" game of my favourite 10

    I promise I'll bump next year's list to 20. :)
     
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    10. Command & Conquer (PC)
    9. Warcraft 2 (PC)
    8. Super Mario Bros 3 (NES)
    7. Command & Conquer: Red Alert (PC)
    6. Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time (N64)
    5. Super Mario 64 (N64)
    4. Quake (PC)
    3. ATF (Advanced Tactical Fighter) (C64)
    2. 1942 (Arcade)
    1. Cruis'n USA (Arcade)

    Super hard to cut down to 10. A few of the games I spent countless hours playing alone, others I chose because of time spent battling away at LAN parties with mates. A few I even played many afternoons after school via direct modem connection with a friend.
    I feel like a dog not including Super Mario Bros but I know in my heart SMB3 was always my favorite.

    Special mention to "Race - Spin-out - Cryptogram" (Had to look that name up) on the Philips G7000. This console was my dads and was kept at my uncles coast house while I was a kid. If we were rained out down the coast I would dust thing off and game for hours. I used to play the 'Race' part of the game the most. It was a repetitive scrolling race of which I had memorised the required movements. I used to challenge myself to how long I could race with my eyes closed!
     
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    It's always hard choosing between your personal favourite, and a game you know is technically important.

    I know "Street Fighter II" is "technically important" for what it did for fighting games. But "Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting" will be in my top 10, because it's actually my favourite. Tough call to make.
     
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    Yep this is way hard, but I'll have a crack (ask me tomorrow and this list will be totes different):

    10. DOOM (PC)
    9. Mortal Kombat 1 (PC)
    8. Command & Conquer (PC)
    7. Far Cry (PC)
    6. Gothic 3 (PC)
    5. California Games (SMS)
    4. Dune 2 (PC)
    3. Stunts (PC)
    2. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (PC)
    1. Boiling Point: Road to Hell (PC)
     
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