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Games That Deserve To Be Forgotten

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Back to the Future: The "Game"

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  • Escape was boring. I tried to go into it with an open mind. And I was so mind-numbingly bored before I even met the voodoo lady that I just gave up. My wife and I both. And she was new to the series and we were playing through them together. She loves Monkey Island. We could not get into that one.

  • Escape was not only my first Monkey Island game, but my first adventure game. Before then, I didn't even know games could be funny (I only played RTS). I didn't even know that there were other games in the series or even other adventure games until years later.

    As a result, Escape is probably the single most-played adventure game that I own, cause as a kid I must have played it through dozens of times trying to find new dialogue. And I'm not even sure I got it all. Only last year when I was replaying it, I managed to get an entirely new conversation that I never knew existed just by switching up the order that I completed puzzles.

    Of course, now I see that it hasn't aged well and that using the arrow keys to navigate is clunky... especially since the standard now is to use WASD (though I did manage to reconfigure the controls to make the whole experience run more smoothly). I would say that the beginning is fairly slow, but was perfect for a new adventure gamer like me because I only had to deal with a few items and when I first played, I didn't even know you could pick stuff up. Lucre and Jambalaya Island were a joy to play though.

    I always start losing steam when I get to Monkey Island. Then again, I don't even like Monkey Island in the original. It always seemed so barren and that really doesn't improve in Escape (well, except for the ghost priest in the Church of LeChuck. I always found him hilarious).

  • FFX > FFXII . I thought FFX's world was a lot more engaging and imaginative.

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    @Baarden said: cover-full.jpg?1327648864
    A stiff piece of disgrace to the serie. Had it's moments, though.

    What is this I don't even...

    Hey, I think this WAS already forgotten. :p

    @Baarden said: FFX > FFXII . I thought FFX's world was a lot more engaging and imaginative.

    I spent more time with XII than with X. But I think that the whole series went down the drain from X in any case, and XIII is no exception. Exploration and engaging level up systems always were the series' strength. Cut both out, what are you left with? A couple of nice looking FMV.

  • I love Escape from Monkey Island! It's funny interesting and replayble.

  • @Vainamoinen said: I spent more time with XII than with X. But I think that the whole series went down the drain from X in any case, and XIII is no exception. Exploration and engaging level up systems always were the series' strength. Cut both out, what are you left with? A couple of nice looking FMV.

    I'm one of the few that actually liked XIII, but it's nowhere near being my favorite of the series. My favorite is actually one you don't hear about often, and that's VIII. Great story, engaging characters, interesting magic mechanics, and (GASP) a happy ending!

  • @coolsome said: I love Escape from Monkey Island! It's funny interesting and replayble.

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    @Alcoremortis said: internet-high-five.jpg

    On my 17'' monitor, that hand is about the size actual fans of "Escape" would have to offer to high five with. :p

  • @Shadowknight1 said: I'm one of the few that actually liked XIII, but it's nowhere near being my favorite of the series. My favorite is actually one you don't hear about often, and that's VIII. Great story, engaging characters, interesting magic mechanics, and (GASP) a happy ending!

    I used to hate eight. Thought it was too emo and that Squall was just a cheap Cloud. Then I got a bit older, realized I was that guy for a while, and had to grow a lot like he did (although in slightly less cliched ways). So yeah it turned into one of my favorites.

  • @Shadowknight1 said: As much as I disagree with Dashing's initial post(but let's not get into that), there are a few games that I think should be gathered up and buried in a pit alongside ET.

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    Why Sega? Why?


    I'm sorry for bring this thread back up but after just finishing my replay of Shadow, In my opinion I do not think it was that terrible a game. Shadow's gun play was not to bad. The voice acting was OK. Not the worst I've heard in a Sonic game -cough- Tails' Sonic Heroes voice and ITS NO USE! -cough-.
    The game does have a lot of plot holes that can be annoying along with annoying missions like destroying the artificial chaos in the Ark. Also the Semi-Evil Black Comet level is a complete pain to go through and is one of my worst Sonic levels. Altogether I would give Shadow a 6/10 or 7/10. It is not the worst Sonic game I've played. That would be Sonic Free Riders.

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