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 Post subject: Re: The Best Game of the Series
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Mass Effect 2
Dragon Age 3
Fable 2
Grand Theft Auto 5
Resident Evil 4
Halo 3
Witcher 3
Donkey Kong Country 3


I'd like to hear more about the Resident Evil series. I played the original remake on Gamecube. I also played Zero and 4. Are there really any bad games in the series?

I'd also love to hear more about the new Hitman games. I played the shit out of Hitman 2: Silent Assassin on the old xbox.


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Anyone want to take a stab at which Mario Kart is the best?

All of my fondest Mario Kart memories are Mario Kart 64. I'm sure every version after it is an improvement, but I think they got to be a little too gimmicky.


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I'd say the newest iteration is the best. MK8 Ultimate or whatever


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I'd also love to hear more about the new Hitman games. I played the shit out of Hitman 2: Silent Assassin on the old xbox.

The only Hitman games I played were the Hitman reboot, and Hitman 2, for PS4. I LOVED them both...

Apparently the reboot was something of a reset for the gameplay? I'm not sure. The sequel includes all the maps from part 1. I had written this back when Hitman 2 came out:

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Does anyone else play the Hitman games? There's a unique part of every map that I love...

Not sure how the game used to be, I gather the 2016 release was something of a re-boot. But there are numerous ways to tackle a map, and the objectives within those maps. The online portion of the game constantly updates you with new goals and challenges so that the maps provide very deep replayability...

My first attempt at a map is always to get the "stealth assassin" award, which means you're not seen; you wipe or trash any surveillance footage that may have picked you up; you kill your target and gather whatever intel you're supposed to pick up; and you escape without a trace. I find it's the best way to learn the basic layout of a map, the behavior of the NPCs, etc.

The game has a core feature wherein every time you have completed your objectives and are told to make your escape, music starts playing. It builds in volume and intensity until crescendoing just as you make your escape.

Anyway, last night I infiltrated a vacant beach house, scored some intel, and then began to panic as the primary target returned home with a ton of guards (side note: it's an interesting twist on the formula to have everyone arrive once you're in the middle of the map). The goal then became to assassinate the objective.

I followed her movements, noted some other opportunities I'd have to kill her via different methods in future play-throughs, then had a minuscule window of about 20 seconds in which she was alone on her balcony. I was disguised as one of her interior perimeter guards, walked right by her, and pushed her off the balcony. The guards below found her almost immediately and began their search of the premises, just as the music starts fading in.

I made a quick escape of the house, but there was a horde of guards scattered between the beach house and the zodiac I'd use to make my escape. So I created a diversion by blowing up a vehicle parked in the dunes. All the while, the music is building in intensity as the guards' dialogue let me know they were about to hone in on me.

The way the music climaxes just as I entered the zodiac was perfect.

I doubt anyone has read this far. Maybe MD has. But I'm just so pleased with this series for offering such a unique gaming experience. It's so different from any other stealth game out there, the NPCs have an abnormally high level of intelligence, and more than anything, the vibe of the series is just so...cool. I feel like a badass whenever I make that escape.

It occurs to me now that maybe I wrote about this before, when I was playing the 2016 version? Oh well. I hope someone checks out Hitman 2.


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I'd say the newest iteration is the best. MK8 Ultimate or whatever

Yeah hard to diagree with this. It’s basically the same game over and over with improvements or relatively minor changes.

Like any sports game really. Is Madden 2007 really different from Madden 2008? Same game (probably, I don’t play Madden).

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well when you talk about football games, they're not so great these days because of the monopoly EA has on the NFL license, and the fact that they sell a gazillion copies no matter the quality. But it'd be hard to argue this generation isn't the most impressive to a layman. It's just frustrating because you know they'd be way better games with a little competition.


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daft twat wrote:
CopperTom wrote:
Mass Effect 2
Dragon Age 3
Fable 2
Grand Theft Auto 5
Resident Evil 4
Halo 3
Witcher 3
Donkey Kong Country 3


I'd like to hear more about the Resident Evil series. I played the original remake on Gamecube. I also played Zero and 4. Are there really any bad games in the series?

I'd also love to hear more about the new Hitman games. I played the shit out of Hitman 2: Silent Assassin on the old xbox.


I did not enjoy RE6. I'm sure RE1 via PS1 would be a tough play. I heard the RE2 remake was excellent (as was the original).

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tree_ wrote:
well when you talk about football games, they're not so great these days because of the monopoly EA has on the NFL license, and the fact that they sell a gazillion copies no matter the quality. But it'd be hard to argue this generation isn't the most impressive to a layman. It's just frustrating because you know they'd be way better games with a little competition.

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E.H. Ruddock wrote:
tree_ wrote:
well when you talk about football games, they're not so great these days because of the monopoly EA has on the NFL license, and the fact that they sell a gazillion copies no matter the quality. But it'd be hard to argue this generation isn't the most impressive to a layman. It's just frustrating because you know they'd be way better games with a little competition.

Tecmo Bowl with Bo Jackson

this is the correct answer. I also got a lot of enjoyment from Madden '92 on sega genesis.


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 Post subject: Re: The Best Game of the Series
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Great topic. Also interested in thoughts on Hitman. Never been much into the series but the latest entry in the series reboot (Hitman III) is getting pretty solid reviews, it comes out tomorrow.

When speaking of best in series, first thoughts that come to are Metal Gear and GTA, in which case I'd have to go with Metal Gear 3 Snake Eater and GTA San Andreas. Also agree on God of War for PS4.


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Topic is interesting, but a lot of low hanging fruit being picked here. Hit me with something controversial.

Half-Life 1 or 2?
Bioshock 1 or Infinite?
Deus-Ex 1 or Human Revolution?
Dark Souls 1 or 3?
Gran Turismo 1, 2 or 4?
Tekken 3 or 5?
Fallout 2 or New Vegas?


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Tekken 3 or 5?

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Anyone go deep enough on Castlevania to rank them? I only did the first 3. The 3rd was my favorite.

I don’t know if this is controversial, but I like Odyssey more than any other 3D Mario games, and the music has a ton to do with that.


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Didn't go deep, but Symphony of the Night is a masterpiece.


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