And the DualShocking Conclusion: ILX TOP PS2 GAMES POLL RESULTS (20-1)

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Stay Gold, Sonyboy. ILX TOP PS2 GAMES POLL RESULTS (116 - 86)
PS2: I Love You -- ILX TOP PS2 GAMES POLL RESULTS (85-51)
SONY 2012: -- ILX TOP PS2 GAMES POLL RESULTS (48-21)

The story so far...

# 116 - Zone Of The Enders 2: 2nd Runner - 1 Point - 1 Vote
# 116 - Tenchu Wrath of Heaven - 1 Point - 1 Vote
# 116 - Sly 2: Band Of Thieves - 1 Point - 1 Vote
# 116 - R-Type Final - 1 Point - 1 Vote
# 116 - Disgaea: Hour of Darkness - 1 Point - 1 Vote
# 112 - Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell - 2 Points - 1 Vote
# 112 - Need For Speed: Most Wanted - 2 Points - 1 Vote
# 112 - GrimGrimoire - 2 Points - 1 Vote
# 112 - Dark Cloud 2 - 2 Points - 1 Vote
# 111 - The Mark of Kri - 2 Points - 2 Votes
# 108 - Space Channel 5 CE - 3 Points - 1 Vote
# 108 - Jak 3 - 3 Points - 1 Vote
# 108 - DoDonPachi Dai Ou Jou - 3 Points - 1 Vote
# 107 - Def Jam Vendetta - 4 Points - 1 Vote
# 106 - Red Faction II - 4 Points - 2 Votes
# 104 - Spy Hunter - 5 Points - 1 Vote
# 104 - Kingdom Hearts 2 - 5 Points - 1 Vote
# 101 - Ratchet & Clank - 6 Points - 1 Vote
# 101 - Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance - 6 Points - 1 Vote
# 101 - Alien Hominid - 6 Points - 1 Vote
# 100 - Tekken Tag Tournament - 6 Points - 2 Votes
# 92 - Resident Evil Code: Veronica X - 7 Points - 1 Vote
# 92 - Odin Sphere - 7 Points - 1 Vote
# 92 - Mushihimesama - 7 Points - 1 Vote
# 92 - Mister Mosquito - 7 Points - 1 Vote
# 92 - Max Payne - 7 Points - 1 Vote
# 92 - Klonoa 2: Lunatea’s Veil - 7 Points - 1 Vote
# 92 - Frequency - 7 Points - 1 Vote
# 92 - Darkwatch - 7 Points - 1 Vote
# 91 - Red Faction - 7 Points - 2 Votes
# 86 - The Suffering - 8 Points - 1 Vote
# 86 - Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves - 8 Points - 1 Vote
# 86 - NHL Hitz Pro - 8 Points - 1 Vote
# 86 - Jak and Daxter - 8 Points - 1 Vote
# 86 - Front Mission 4 - 8 Points - 1 Vote
# 85 - Spider-Man 2 - 8 Points - 2 Votes
# 80 - Transformers - 9 Points - 1 Vote
# 80 - Stuntman: Ignition - 9 Points - 1 Vote
# 80 - SSX 3 - 9 Points - 1 Vote
# 80 - Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 1 & 2 - 9 Points - 1 Vote
# 80 - Manhunt - 9 Points - 1 Vote
# 79 - Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando - 9 Points - 2 Votes
# 72 - Worms 3D - 10 Points - 1 Vote
# 72 - Taiko Drum Master - 10 Points - 1 Vote
# 72 - Ring Of Red - 10 Points - 1 Vote
# 72 - Need For Speed: Underground 2 - 10 Points - 1 Vote
# 72 - Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 - 10 Points - 1 Vote
# 72 - Medal of Honor: Frontline - 10 Points - 1 Vote
# 72 - Espgaluda - 10 Points - 1 Vote
# 71 - Eyetoy - 10 Points - 2 Votes
# 68 - XIII - 11 Points - 1 Vote
# 68 - Sub Rebellion - 11 Points - 1 Vote
# 68 - Half-Life - 11 Points - 1 Vote
# 67 - Mega Man Anniversary Collection - 11 Points - 2 Votes
# 64 - Kingdom Hearts - 12 Points - 1 Vote
# 64 - Guilty Gear XX - 12 Points - 1 Vote
# 64 - Everybody’s Golf 4 / Hot Shots Golf Fore - 12 Points - 1 Vote
# 62 - Twisted Metal Black - 13 Points - 1 Vote
# 62 - Fire Pro Wrestling Returns - 13 Points - 1 Vote
# 61 - Virtua Fighter 4: Evolution - 14 Points - 1 Vote
# 59 - Tony Hawk Underground - 14 Points - 2 Votes
# 59 - Grand Theft Auto III - 14 Points - 2 Votes
# 56 - MDK2: Armageddon - 15 Points - 1 Vote - 1 #1 Vote
# 56 - Gran Turismo 4 - 15 Points - 1 Vote - 1 #1 Vote
# 56 - Chulip - 15 Points - 1 Vote - 1 #1 Vote
# 51 - Tekken 4 - 15 Points - 2 Votes
# 51 - SSX Tricky - 15 Points - 2 Votes
# 51 - Outrun 2006 Coast2Coast - 15 Points - 2 Votes
# 51 - Gitaroo Man - 15 Points - 2 Votes
# 51 - Fahrenheit / Indigo Prophecy - 15 Points - 2 Votes
# 48 - Viewtiful Joe - 16 Points - 2 Votes
# 48 - Rogue Galaxy - 16 Points - 2 Votes
# 48 - NBA Street 2 - 16 Points - 2 Votes
# 47 - Killer7 - 18 Points - 2 Votes
# 46 - Dance Dance Revolution: DDRMAX - 18 Points - 3 Votes
# 44 - SoulCalibur II - 20 Points - 2 Votes
# 44 - Def Jam Fight For NY - 20 Points - 2 Votes
# 43 - Burnout Revenge - 21 Points - 2 Votes
# 42 - Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne - 21 Points - 3 Votes
# 41 - Suikoden III - 22 Points - 3 Votes
# 40 - Street Fighter Anniversary Collection - 22 Points - 3 Votes - 1 #1 Vote
# 39 - Suikoden V - 24 Points - 2 Votes - 1 #1 Vote
# 38 - Yakuza 2 - 24 Points - 3 Votes
# 37 - SSX - 24 Points - 3 Votes - 1 #1 Vote
# 36 - Marvel vs. Capcom 2 - 25 Points - 3 Votes
# 35 - Street Fighter Alpha Anthology - 26 Points - 2 Votes
# 33 - Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3 - 26 Points - 3 Votes
# 33 - Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy - 26 Points - 3 Votes
# 32 - Capcom vs SNK 2 - 26 Points - 3 Votes - 1 #1 Vote
# 31 - Final Fantasy X - 28 Points - 4 Votes
# 30 - Pro Evolution Soccer 2005 - 33 Points - 3 Votes
# 29 - Beyond Good & Evil - 34 Points - 4 Votes
# 28 - Gradius V - 36 Points - 5 Votes
# 27 - Gran Turismo 3 - 39 Points - 5 Votes
# 26 - The Warriors - 42 Points - 6 Votes
# 25 - God of War II - 46 Points - 5 Votes
# 24 - Guitar Hero 2 - 47 Points - 6 Votes
# 23 - Rez - 48 Points - 7 Votes
# 22 - Burnout 3: Takedown - 49 Points - 5 Votes
# 21 - Singstar - 51 Points - 4 Votes - 2 #1 Votes

AND NOW YOUR TOP 20!

Thwartstop (Will M.), Tuesday, 18 December 2012 16:03 (seven years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/WyF7h.jpg
# 20 - God Hand - 53 Points - 4 Votes - 1 #1 Vote

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJR5xbgWXk4

A THREAD FOR GOD HAND

GOD POWER KEEPS MY PIMP HAND STRONG - GOD HAND IS LOVE - It's a solid brawler under the ridiculous trappings, but said trappings are what make it classic. - Matt D

Thwartstop (Will M.), Tuesday, 18 December 2012 16:20 (seven years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/xOQ1u.jpg
# 19 - Okami - 54 Points - 6 Votes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXqZVyWefCE

Okami Thread

Possibly the most genuinely beautiful game on any platform, in any generation. It's like a cross between a cartoon and a living inkbrush painting. In addition to the visuals the gameplay is solid, varied, with clever mechanics, a huge varied world and a pretty decent fairy-tale story. The only vexation was the use of obnoxious Simlish - style voices instead of pure text or recorded dialogue, but that's a minor quibble. - Matt D

Thwartstop (Will M.), Tuesday, 18 December 2012 17:57 (seven years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/il0cA.jpg
# 18 - Bully - 54 Points - 7 Votes - 1 #1 Vote

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pi6A-JxQ7LY

Bully Thread

my favourite GTA clone so far... - stevie
Skool Daze tribute, innit? - noodle vague
sounds too good to be true. - Ste

Thwartstop (Will M.), Tuesday, 18 December 2012 19:53 (seven years ago) link

ugh bully rules

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 18 December 2012 20:10 (seven years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/IUZOh.jpg
# 17 - Silent Hill 2 - 57 Points - 7 Votes

Best videogame of all time IMO - nutrasweet glider

Thwartstop (Will M.), Tuesday, 18 December 2012 21:04 (seven years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/N6nuC.jpg
# 16 - Persona 3/P3 FES - 59 Points - 5 Votes - 2 #1 Votes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSq_nfTs4Ko
^ This song is way better after listening to the one it remixes for like 50 hours first :/

Kids, shoot yourself in the head and gain super powers! The SMT / Megaten / Persona thread
everything rad is good for you: a persona/shin megami thread
persona 3 FES vs. gta IV

Last one for the day. I can probably write some stuff abt P3 but I am just gonna post this first.

Thwartstop (Will M.), Wednesday, 19 December 2012 00:09 (seven years ago) link

every once in awhile ill still have dreams about playing persona 3 and 4, usually just the parts of the day youd spend wandering the mall after school or going into town to get ramen or w/e

f (Lamp), Wednesday, 19 December 2012 00:21 (seven years ago) link

my number 1, although i forgot to assign points so all my votes got the same number of points :/
had an urge to play through FES the other day but too much backlog to get through, already played original PS2 version & PSP version (which was disappointing, a lot of the atmosphere of the game felt like it was missing)

ばか ざっぴ (zappi), Wednesday, 19 December 2012 00:40 (seven years ago) link

i'd really like to play through 4 again and was thinking about getting the psp version because i thought it had implemented the feature where you can choose what abilities get transferred onto your personas as you're fusing them - that only would save me so much time

f (Lamp), Wednesday, 19 December 2012 00:47 (seven years ago) link

Can't quite figure out the top 15 - A pair of Metal Gears, a pair of GTAs, Resident Evil 4, Devil May Cry, God of War, Prince of Persia - Sands of Time, FFXII, Lego Star Wars, ICO, Shadow of the Colossus, Persona 4, Dragon Quest VII: this all seems fairly sturdy, but it only leaves one spot for some sports game I don't give a shit about, and I can't be that lucky, surely?

Andrew Farrell, Wednesday, 19 December 2012 07:53 (seven years ago) link

We've had no Katamaris yet.

Also wouldn't be surprised if RE4 didn't make the cut, I think of it as a Gamecube game first and foremost, and I can't be the only one.

JimD, Wednesday, 19 December 2012 09:13 (seven years ago) link

I didn't know the Vita version of 4 let you pick skills like that, almost makes me wanna get a Vita (then I remember I am $broke$)

Still yet to beat P4 (I actually started it up again a few months ago via emu) but P3 I did beat (albeit on the PSP so it's a bit of a cheat... I think this is why I didn't rate the PS2 version as high?). It completely sucked me in. Like, emotionally. Which is super-embarrassing to admit really bc I don't typically think of game stories (or even THAT game's story) as, uh, well written... at all... ever. In spite of that the combination of fighty stuff and social stuff and the tick-tick-tick of the calendar slowly dropping off added a desperation to the social links (all of which I did not complete despite some FAQing around towards the middle/end). Almost decided to go through & beat it again on account of that. Realized I did NOT have the time for that though, because I spent far too much time on the first one. Lying in bed and skipping school, playing all day type shit. It was a depressing/amazing winter.

Thwartstop (Will M.), Wednesday, 19 December 2012 15:11 (seven years ago) link

Anyway...

http://i.imgur.com/3fejZ.jpg
# 15 - Dragon Quest VIII - 61 Points - 5 Votes - 2 #1 Votes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--2Z82WJD7c

Dragon Quest VIII Thread

I don't think I ever got very far in this, in spite of sinking hours and hours into it. One of the most accessible and enjoyable RPGs on the PS2. - Craig G

Thwartstop (Will M.), Wednesday, 19 December 2012 15:12 (seven years ago) link

@Zappi I assumed b/c your list was in an order that wasn't alphabetical or something that they were in descending order so you did end up assigning points (15,14, etc) to everything.

Thwartstop (Will M.), Wednesday, 19 December 2012 15:21 (seven years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/JkEwi.jpg
# 14 - Metal Gear Solid 3 & Subsistence - 61 Points - 6 Votes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Le23bsVURds

in every metal gear solid game ever... (no MGS3 thread?!)

After playing 4 and looking back, probably the best balance between cinematics and gameplay of any game of the series. Funny, interesting, gives the impression that Kojima is hiding around the corner waiting for you to try something different. - Angus

I think this is my favorite Metal Gear title in retrospect, and I have trouble articulating why. A great balance of actual game to play and cutscene madness? Varied and interesting environments (as compared to 2, ugh)? The ability to CQC my way to victory for the entire game? Some of the absolute best boss battles of all time (the End, the Boss). OTT action film homage Cold War spy era madness? It all just gels together into something that's more than the sum of its parts. - Matt D

Thwartstop (Will M.), Wednesday, 19 December 2012 15:47 (seven years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/pcOHk.jpg
# 13 - God of War - 62 Points - 7 Votes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZkX3LJDeYQ

GOD OF WAR thread

Only really on my list because somehow I was amazingly good at it - I felt like I was just mashing away, but so were the two friends I played it with, and they kept dying, and I kept pulling off huge fancy combos. So the fun came from watching them get more and more angry really. - JimD

A next level platformer with crazy fun moves, great story/graphics, and leveling up stuff which is always enjoyable. - captainlorax

Thwartstop (Will M.), Wednesday, 19 December 2012 15:53 (seven years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/hWFrI.jpg
# 12 - Metal Gear Solid 2 & Substance - 63 Points - 7 Votes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBhyLCn3VDc

Metal Gear Solid 2 thread

Er oh I dunno I think I liked it but I only remember slipping on seagull poop. - JimD

When I first played this through, I loved it but thought it a little short. When I told my friend I'd completed it already, he seemed a little surprised. Turns out, I'd somehow managed to choose to do just the Plant, and had completely missed the prologue. I was so excited to have more to play. - Craig G

Thwartstop (Will M.), Wednesday, 19 December 2012 15:55 (seven years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/Ll1VQ.jpg
# 11 - Prince of Persia – Sands of Time - 65 Points - 7 Votes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCBCb2uNMPs

Prince of Persia thread

The combat is terrible but moving about it just brilliant. Basic running, jumping, swinging about is genuinely satisfying - it's an accomplishment just getting across a room in high style. The rewind mechanic was a great step in the direction of introducing mechanics that encourage players to take risks, experiment, etc without being punished, but with limits. And the protagonist was a cheerful, positive dude! - Matt D

Thwartstop (Will M.), Wednesday, 19 December 2012 16:01 (seven years ago) link

Oops, weird

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCBCb2uNMPs

Thwartstop (Will M.), Wednesday, 19 December 2012 16:02 (seven years ago) link

10 9 8 7 6 tomorrow, 5 4 3 2 1 friday!

Thwartstop (Will M.), Wednesday, 19 December 2012 16:03 (seven years ago) link

I assumed b/c your list was in an order that wasn't alphabetical or something that they were in descending order so you did end up assigning points (15,14, etc) to everything.

thanks for making sense of my scatterbrainedness!
and yeh i got totally sucked by the stories in P3 & P4 too, which is v. rare in gaming - debating whether to get the Vita version of P4, supposedly has a lot of content added & less menu-based than P3P? hmmmm.

ばか ざっぴ (zappi), Wednesday, 19 December 2012 16:04 (seven years ago) link

Oh and since all of these games have already come up in the poll, here's a couple of fun facts.

Most vaguely-liked games: (at least 3 votes, lowest average points per ballot)

1. Red Faction (3 votes, avg ~2.7 points/vote)
2. Dance Dance Revolution (3 votes, avg. 6 points/vote)
3. Rez (7 votes, avg. ~6.9 points/vote)

Most intensely-liked games: (at least 3 votes, highest average points per ballot)

1. God Hand (4 votes, avg ~13.3 points)
2. Singstar (4 votes, avg. ~12.8 points)
3. Dragon Quest VIII (5 votes, avg. 12.2 points)

Thwartstop (Will M.), Wednesday, 19 December 2012 16:31 (seven years ago) link

The thing about combat in Sands of Time is that every enemy is weak to a certain combat move, but you can also just slash them until they stop blocking. Neither solution is particularly fun.

abanana, Wednesday, 19 December 2012 16:31 (seven years ago) link

this thread title is the best, by the way

tiniest homeless (jjjusten), Wednesday, 19 December 2012 17:24 (seven years ago) link

by best, it is also the worst.

Nhex, Wednesday, 19 December 2012 17:41 (seven years ago) link

i think the worst was SONY 2012. tbh i should've probably thought about them for more than the 2 mins before i made the initial posts.

Thwartstop (Will M.), Wednesday, 19 December 2012 17:42 (seven years ago) link

it's ok - i still laugh and cringe every time i see this post title

Nhex, Wednesday, 19 December 2012 17:53 (seven years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/prTf4.jpg
# 10 - Final Fantasy XII - 68 Points - 8 Votes

Final Fantasy XII discussion thread for those playing the game

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ut2O-yHQv8

This feels like playing an MMO by myself and I'm cool with that - Matt D

I like the atmospheres/cities. This was the last original/traditional FF game for ps2. The graphics were really great by this time. I do get tired of holding back to level up in all RPGs but if you like RPGs you can put up with it. The Gambit system could of had more options. I liked doing all the extra junk like finding Rare monsters. I got right to the end of this game and never beat it but I do that a lot with RPGs. I've never beaten a Final Fantasy game. - Captainlorax

"Iron" (Will M.), Thursday, 20 December 2012 16:21 (seven years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/YnyIa.jpg
# 9 - Persona 4 - 77 Points - 7 Votes - 2 #1 Votes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YV1QvX0qVck

I like how this game is unapologetically Japanese and at the same time eschews most of the FF-style conventions we've come to expect from JRPG imports. Half of the setting is rooted in small-town reality, the protagonists are a Scooby gang of normal kids with normal problems, the dungeons are challenging, compact and varied. It's terribly huge and engrossing. Give me another one of these, please. - Matt D

Ties gameplay in really clever ways to one of the most engrossing and compelling stories I've played through. When it came to leaving Yukiko at the end I was :( - if

"Iron" (Will M.), Thursday, 20 December 2012 16:23 (seven years ago) link

wow i am surprised to see ff xii that high, i thought people hated that game

tiniest homeless (jjjusten), Thursday, 20 December 2012 16:50 (seven years ago) link

not that surprised, i've heard good things generally, and it was the backdrop of all the Ivalice games (FFTA and so on). but since it was near the end of the system, i guess it doesn't have as much lingering hype for it - FFX is still a more highly valued game

Nhex, Thursday, 20 December 2012 17:11 (seven years ago) link

honestly i dropped out after VII so i should prob keep my uninformed opinions to myself

tiniest homeless (jjjusten), Thursday, 20 December 2012 17:28 (seven years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/2iWuj.jpg
# 8 - Resident Evil 4 - 87 Points - 10 Votes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oXx0qwe0wc

Resident Evil 4 - ILE edition
Resident Evil 4 - ILG edition

i'm almost sure RE4 is the most perfectly balanced game ever. - Ste

I think this is one of the only titles that I've played on three or four different platforms. This speaks volumes about its quality as a great video-game incarnation of the action B-movie formula. - Matt D

"Iron" (Will M.), Thursday, 20 December 2012 17:57 (seven years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/AcN2D.jpg
# 7 - Psychonauts - 103 Points - 12 Votes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2hrMqu38I0

This is the thread for LucasArts alumni/DoubleFine/Telltale games: Psychonauts, Costume Quest, Brutal Legend, Deathspank, Sam and Max, etc.
ILG Player's Club plays PSYCHONAUTS

Easily one of the best platform games ever. The inside-the-brain level so much better than when Max Payne tried to do the trippy psyche missions. - Craig G

It's a game where the gameplay is the least attractive part. Sure, it's a reasonably solid platformer, but the other trappings are the real draw. The score's great, the voice acting never hits a wrong note, the world / stage design is brilliant and it's genuinely hilarious, which is a real rarity in an age where most games are serious business. - Matt D

"Iron" (Will M.), Thursday, 20 December 2012 18:00 (seven years ago) link

nooooooooo too low

tiniest homeless (jjjusten), Thursday, 20 December 2012 18:02 (seven years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/QVkrG.jpg
# 6 - Ico - 124 Points - 14 Votes - 1 #1 Vote

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuQW-xYUelw

ICO great game? or greatest game?
^ (apparently 6th greatest)

Atmosphere! - if

Escort quests are the absolute worst in games, but Ico really made it work. I played a demo that was on a coverdisc and was blown away, so just had to get this when it came out. Such beautiful scenery, and although the game was frustrating at times, it was just a great little adventure. - Craig G

I feel like I remember Ico the way I remember travel, rather than they way I rememeber games. Barely recall the gameplay at all, but it was such a nice and unique place to be in. - JimD

"Iron" (Will M.), Thursday, 20 December 2012 18:03 (seven years ago) link

ONLY 5 LEFT! TOMORROW!

"Iron" (Will M.), Thursday, 20 December 2012 18:03 (seven years ago) link

Results are great! Psychonauts! Gradius V!
Should I play Final Fantasy 12? I haven't paid any attention to that series since 8 but everybody talks up 12 as being a high-water mark. (I was living with a guy who finished 10 and what I saw and heard of it didn't interest me)

you, your max is on fire (flamboyant goon tie included), Thursday, 20 December 2012 18:29 (seven years ago) link

only played psychonauts when it arrived on xbla, but it's one of the greatest games i've ever played.

You're gonna need a fruit kebab. Trust. (stevie), Thursday, 20 December 2012 19:35 (seven years ago) link

major fist bump for posting the Mega64 WHAT'REYABUYIN? video

Nhex, Thursday, 20 December 2012 20:11 (seven years ago) link

Yeah, I kind of know what you mean Jim, RE4 fits in my head with RE remake / RE0 as stunningly good looking and playable Capcom games on the GC.

Andrew Farrell, Friday, 21 December 2012 07:52 (seven years ago) link

There's a bit in here actually about how RE4 ended up on gc and not Xbox: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-12-13-why-xbox-failed-in-japan

JimD, Friday, 21 December 2012 09:06 (seven years ago) link

psychonauts is overrated, it was obv very cool in terms of ideas and visuals but the controls were frustrating

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 21 December 2012 15:47 (seven years ago) link

would say exactly the same thing about Shadow Of The Colossus

ばか ざっぴ (zappi), Friday, 21 December 2012 16:11 (seven years ago) link

me too. and ico.

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 21 December 2012 16:13 (seven years ago) link

has anyone written an article about control systems that have dated? i found my PS1 copy of Quake 2 recently and hoo boy

ばか ざっぴ (zappi), Friday, 21 December 2012 16:19 (seven years ago) link

Controls in quake 2 sucked. Quake 1 and 3 were awesome.

Jeff, Friday, 21 December 2012 16:25 (seven years ago) link

wait til you see the # of points between these ones

"Iron" (Will M.), Friday, 21 December 2012 18:29 (seven years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/u4CMd.jpg
# 5 - We Love Katamari - 125 Points - 11 Votes - 2 #1 Votes

We Love Katamari: the best game ever made?
^ 5th best apparently

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3vc-n9Gx68

Might be in danger of splitting the vote here, I never played the original game. But this was perfect anyway, most memeorable was the giddy sense of escalation, as you went from paperclips to dogs to houses to mountains to planets - it seemed to take in every category of *thing* in the world, and then encouraged you to try to roll up every last one. Great! - JimD

"Iron" (Will M.), Friday, 21 December 2012 18:30 (seven years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/4X62o.jpg
# 4 - Grand Theft Auto: Vice City - 126 Points - 13 Votes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYR8SnZ76EE

Vice City!
POO: GTA Vice City Soundtrack

Still my favourite GTA (and I love all the GTAs). Partly I think because the world map was just the right size and contained just the right amount of stuff to do, with things to find around every corner (and no big open expanses of nothing as there are in too many open worlds these days). But mostly because of the soundtrack and the setting and the sense of place and time. - JimD

Challops time: The best GTA, imho. I know people like SA more, but I just thought the size, scope, and - most of all - the music in GTA:VC was the peak for the series. - CraigG

"Iron" (Will M.), Friday, 21 December 2012 18:51 (seven years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/VuJ7Q.jpg
# 3 - Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas - 142 Points - 12 Votes - 4 #1 Votes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfb8wmWLxkw

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Announced
The new San Andreas thread
Best San Andreas radio station

More GTA! Not quite as good as Vice City, but pretty close. It was the start of there being too much to do in the GTA games, and the start of me losing interest a little. - CraigG

"Iron" (Will M.), Friday, 21 December 2012 18:58 (seven years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/9rDwU.jpg
# 2 - Katamari Damacy - 169 Points - 17 Votes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwhFH75OCDs

is katamari damacy the new super mario brothers?
KATAMARI DAMACY, YOU ARE A TREAT!!!!1!

A central mechanic so ingenious and fun that the whole experience seems to roll naturally out from there. - if

Such a simple idea, so satisfying and weird and kooky too. A really therapeutic game too. - CraigG

"Iron" (Will M.), Friday, 21 December 2012 18:58 (seven years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/KDslQ.jpg
# 1 - Shadow of the Colossus - 179 Points - 17 Votes - 5 #1 Votes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81gCxvUo-dg

Ico / Shadow of the Colossus

A sense of scale and achievement like little else and a totally awesome twist that turned an inobtrusive and minimal story on its head. - if

A strong argument for the idea that a huge world with a massive cast and a large population isn't required for depth or engagement. Sparse, empty landscapes and slow, plodding beasts make you feel worse about jumping on something's head then you ever have before. Sparse, meaningful murder. - Angus

Shadow of the Colossus is one of my all time favourite games, and one of only a handful of games where I find myself wandering around humming the music (even in the years and years between when I completed it a couple of times on PS2 and buying this on PS3). I nommed this in the C&P, so I'm doing so again for the dedicated PS2 poll. - CraigG

Why slog through hordes of lesser minions when every encounter can be an epic, vast in scope conflict? Beautiful world design and dripping with atmosphere. Can't wait to see what this team delivers next. Also, this is a minor detail, but most horse-like horse in a game ever? - Matt D

"Iron" (Will M.), Friday, 21 December 2012 18:58 (seven years ago) link

Wau at Shadow of the Colossus beating Ico - I thought the single character thing held it back a lot more.

Andrew Farrell, Friday, 21 December 2012 20:10 (seven years ago) link

I never got too far in it but I would hardly say the game has only one character!

"Iron" (Will M.), Friday, 21 December 2012 21:12 (seven years ago) link

Jeez, so many of these have been on my to-do list for quite some time and this thread just makes me want to play them even more.

nicki mINOJ (Stevie D(eux)), Friday, 21 December 2012 21:14 (seven years ago) link

Word. I'm still ashamed of having never played Ico or Katamari.

Nhex, Friday, 21 December 2012 21:17 (seven years ago) link

Better now than ten years from now when we all have 48fps REAL-D MEGA TVS that are inexplicably not compatible with PS2s anymore :/

"Iron" (Will M.), Friday, 21 December 2012 21:21 (seven years ago) link

err thats an xp to stevie

"Iron" (Will M.), Friday, 21 December 2012 21:21 (seven years ago) link

Has anyone had much success w/ PCSX2?

nicki mINOJ (Stevie D(eux)), Friday, 21 December 2012 21:23 (seven years ago) link

You need a pretty good computer (which I don't have). I hadn't fooled with it for a while until the other week when I couldn't sleep and installed the latest build and fooled around with it for a while. Only tried a few games (after ripping them from my discs with image burn) - a couple ran slow (for me), PES and Gran Turismo (unplayable), but Gradius V worked perfectly (solid 60 FPS etc). When I have time I'm definitely going to rip some more of my discs and see which games work. Perhaps someday I'll have a better computer.

JCL, Friday, 21 December 2012 21:41 (seven years ago) link

I was playing Persona 4 on PCSX2 and I would say that it has been working "good enough" but not "perfect." But that game doesn't really have "action" per se so I'm not like missing any key frames/button presses/etc. I am playing on a computer that was pretty good when i built it 3-4 years ago.

"Iron" (Will M.), Friday, 21 December 2012 21:51 (seven years ago) link

i got a new pc last month and i was happy to finally be able to play policenauts on a ps1 emulator. i just tried zone of the enders with pcsx2 and it seemed to run just fine, now I just need a controller with analog sticks.

abanana, Saturday, 22 December 2012 01:07 (seven years ago) link

I am getting an XB360 controller bcz I have read they're p much the perfect PC emu controller, and I just bought a v solid laptop in July so I'm hoping I will be able to emulate some good shit.

nicki mINOJ (Stevie D(eux)), Saturday, 29 December 2012 04:16 (seven years ago) link

This poll was fucking great btw. Thanks Will!

JimD, Saturday, 29 December 2012 09:21 (seven years ago) link

Yeah, I've been using pcsx2 recently to play through some of these. Some games have some glitches (e.g. in Jak and Daxter they have no eyes, just black craters). I get a bit of periodic slowdown on some games, but mostly they've been playable (high 40/50fps, and 2d games like Disgea get a solid 60fps). For reference, I have a Phenom 2 X6 2.7GHz and a Radeon 5770.

I'm using my PS3 controller through MotionJoy, which seems to work pretty great after a little bit of setup.

CraigG, Sunday, 30 December 2012 12:01 (seven years ago) link


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