History Gush / VideoGamesQToZ

18th Mar '18 12:54:59 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Wild ARMs}}''. A Japanese RPG series set in TheWildWest. And although there are typical fantasy-style tropes involved as well, it was probably the fact that the protagonists are more likely to wield guns than swords that drew me to the series in the first place. I can't even describe what it is about the games that I love so much, as they are, for the most part, rather typical Japanese [=RPG=]s. It's likely because the story draws me in every time, and the characters are some of the most memorable in history - every single party member undergoes a huge amount of CharacterDevelopment. If nothing else, the series invests a huge effort into making the player love the characters, ''and by god do I ever.'' The fact that [[TheGunslinger most of them use guns]] and [[BadassLongcoat several more have cowboy motifs]] is icing on the cake.

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* ''{{Wild ARMs}}''.''VideoGame/WildArms''. A Japanese RPG series set in TheWildWest. And although there are typical fantasy-style tropes involved as well, it was probably the fact that the protagonists are more likely to wield guns than swords that drew me to the series in the first place. I can't even describe what it is about the games that I love so much, as they are, for the most part, rather typical Japanese [=RPG=]s. It's likely because the story draws me in every time, and the characters are some of the most memorable in history - every single party member undergoes a huge amount of CharacterDevelopment. If nothing else, the series invests a huge effort into making the player love the characters, ''and by god do I ever.'' The fact that [[TheGunslinger most of them use guns]] and [[BadassLongcoat several more have cowboy motifs]] is icing on the cake.
1st Mar '18 10:45:12 PM lakingsif
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* ''SugarWiki/RobotUnicornAttack'' (and its many mutations). Anyone who disagrees that this is one of the best games of all time is clearly not in [[EarWorm HARMONY HARMONY OH LOVE]].

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* ''SugarWiki/RobotUnicornAttack'' ''VideoGame/RobotUnicornAttack'' (and its many mutations). Anyone who disagrees that this is one of the best games of all time is clearly not in [[EarWorm HARMONY HARMONY OH LOVE]].
17th Feb '18 11:01:20 PM nombretomado
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* [[{{@/Cherry}} I]] am completely obsessed with ''RaidouKuzunohaVsTheSoullessArmy''. It's not perfect, but then again, who wants perfect? I found most of its imperfections to be quite charming. The main character is a silent protagonist with at least three character interpretations for each action (The fourth bullet in the random thoughts section on my contributor's page has the implied interpretation as well as being possibly his brand of humor - sort of a "I wonder how she'll react" form of amusement.), thus giving him character while leaving it open for the player at the same time. The [=NPCs=] are far, ''far'' from the WelcomeToCorneria types, having full-blown character development while at the same time providing information, and sometimes-painful LampshadeHanging (The Daidouji butler, Nakamura, says at one point that he "must have fainted from overwork" and he "would be ashamed to face the spirits of the Daidouji ancestors", which jars rather lightheartedly yet painfully with the conditions of game over.) There isn't a character in the game I dislike (even those I don't ''like'' I feel would detract from the game if absent), and each location has its own charm. I seem to find something new every time I pick up the game. On top of all that, the 20's-style localization is very charming - I would take it over Atlus' normal honorific use any day. ...Sorry, did I gush a bit too much? My page has more, even...

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* [[{{@/Cherry}} I]] am completely obsessed with ''RaidouKuzunohaVsTheSoullessArmy''.''VideoGame/RaidouKuzunohaVsTheSoullessArmy''. It's not perfect, but then again, who wants perfect? I found most of its imperfections to be quite charming. The main character is a silent protagonist with at least three character interpretations for each action (The fourth bullet in the random thoughts section on my contributor's page has the implied interpretation as well as being possibly his brand of humor - sort of a "I wonder how she'll react" form of amusement.), thus giving him character while leaving it open for the player at the same time. The [=NPCs=] are far, ''far'' from the WelcomeToCorneria types, having full-blown character development while at the same time providing information, and sometimes-painful LampshadeHanging (The Daidouji butler, Nakamura, says at one point that he "must have fainted from overwork" and he "would be ashamed to face the spirits of the Daidouji ancestors", which jars rather lightheartedly yet painfully with the conditions of game over.) There isn't a character in the game I dislike (even those I don't ''like'' I feel would detract from the game if absent), and each location has its own charm. I seem to find something new every time I pick up the game. On top of all that, the 20's-style localization is very charming - I would take it over Atlus' normal honorific use any day. ...Sorry, did I gush a bit too much? My page has more, even...
5th Feb '18 6:35:10 AM Cryoclaste
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* ''TheWitcher''. It was one of the few games when I really had to think about my decisions as the main character. I literally spent 5 minutes thinking about who might be right at the end of the first arc, leading to a very satisfying scene when I learned that the decision was right (but others can find the other choice to be equally satisfying...). Also the BigBad had the most convincing arguments I've ever heard in a video game.

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* ''TheWitcher''.''Franchise/TheWitcher''. It was one of the few games when I really had to think about my decisions as the main character. I literally spent 5 minutes thinking about who might be right at the end of the first arc, leading to a very satisfying scene when I learned that the decision was right (but others can find the other choice to be equally satisfying...). Also the BigBad had the most convincing arguments I've ever heard in a video game.
3rd Feb '18 12:52:26 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/SonicPocketAdventure'' was my personal reason for buying a [[NeoGeoPocket Neo Geo Pocket Color]]: 'twas a delightful miniaturized version of ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2'' that replicated Sonic's gameplay more accurately than the handheld Sonic games before it.

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* ''VideoGame/SonicPocketAdventure'' was my personal reason for buying a [[NeoGeoPocket [[UsefulNotes/NeoGeoPocket Neo Geo Pocket Color]]: 'twas a delightful miniaturized version of ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2'' that replicated Sonic's gameplay more accurately than the handheld Sonic games before it.
1st Feb '18 5:43:35 AM pgj1997
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* ''Rock Band'' advanced my interest in and understanding of music a hundredfold. It showed me how the different instruments fit together, and it made me ''want'' to learn how music works. That, and it's the perfect stress reliever: it being a music-playing-simulator-thing (with music I'm actually ''familiar'' with, an attribute that most rhythm games cannot claim) makes it more engaging than any fun-but-insubstantial casual game, so it actually holds my interest, but quickplay mode requires no commitment to a larger goal, so there's no pressure. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Also it has a nifty character creator.]]

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* ''Rock Band'' ''VideoGame/RockBand'' advanced my interest in and understanding of music a hundredfold. It showed me how the different instruments fit together, and it made me ''want'' to learn how music works. That, and it's the perfect stress reliever: it being a music-playing-simulator-thing (with music I'm actually ''familiar'' with, an attribute that most rhythm games cannot claim) makes it more engaging than any fun-but-insubstantial casual game, so it actually holds my interest, but quickplay mode requires no commitment to a larger goal, so there's no pressure. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Also it has a nifty character creator.]]]]
** One really nice thing about the ''Rock Band'' series is how the songs themselves are stored in the game. Just like it's predecessor, ''VideoGame/GuitarHero'', each of the songs' multitracks are stored in separate files so that, if one were to play the wrong note, that stem would stop playing for a sense of realism. Luckily for everyone, the data for the songs themselves have very low-level encryption, making them very easy to extract. Given the massive amount of songs that are in this series (even on the DownloadableContent alone), you'd be surprised at just how many songs have had their stems uncovered because they were in this series. This little detail has helped many musicians and remix artists in the process.
23rd Dec '17 8:01:55 PM nombretomado
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* In a world where most first-person shooters are realistic and tactical, ''VideoGame/UnrealTournament'' (emphasis on ''Unreal'') stands counterpoint. My personal favorite in the series is ''VideoGame/UnrealTournament2004'', but the others are certainly worth a look. Lightning-fast action, ridiculously awesome weapons, humongous battlefields, full bot support, a metric ton of excellent ''and free'' user-made content, and several wildly diverse game modes make this a truly [[JustForPun Epic]] [[EpicGames game]].

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* In a world where most first-person shooters are realistic and tactical, ''VideoGame/UnrealTournament'' (emphasis on ''Unreal'') stands counterpoint. My personal favorite in the series is ''VideoGame/UnrealTournament2004'', but the others are certainly worth a look. Lightning-fast action, ridiculously awesome weapons, humongous battlefields, full bot support, a metric ton of excellent ''and free'' user-made content, and several wildly diverse game modes make this a truly [[JustForPun Epic]] [[EpicGames [[Creator/EpicGames game]].
17th Nov '17 5:46:35 AM Cryoclaste
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* My first game was the original ''SpyroTheDragon'', and after all these years it's still fun. That has to count for something.

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* My first game was the original ''SpyroTheDragon'', ''VideoGame/SpyroTheDragon'', and after all these years it's still fun. That has to count for something.
1st Aug '17 2:14:49 PM CGameF
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** This troper understands some of the reservations people might have about this game, especially with the [[FanDumb]] it's infamous for. But they feel that this and the {{VideoGame/MOTHER}} series are their favorite games of all time. Undertale has given them the confidence they needed to come out as non-binary and rehash their own identity. This game also helped shape their philosophy as well and helped push them to try to give everyone a second chance. Overall, Undertale is a fantastic game with a few small flaws that fail to detract from the positive messages of being yourself, having confidence, and being kind.

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** This troper understands some of the reservations people might have about this game, especially with the [[FanDumb]] FanDumb it's infamous for. But they feel that this and the {{VideoGame/MOTHER}} series are their favorite games of all time. Undertale has given them the confidence they needed to come out as non-binary and rehash their own identity. This game also helped shape their philosophy as well and helped push them to try to give everyone a second chance. Overall, Undertale is a fantastic game with a few small flaws that fail to detract from the positive messages of being yourself, having confidence, and being kind.
1st Aug '17 2:13:58 PM CGameF
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** This troper understands some of the reservations people might have about this game, especially with the [[FanDumb]] it's infamous for. But they feel that this and the {{VideoGame/MOTHER}} series are their favorite games of all time. Undertale has given them the confidence they needed to come out as non-binary and rehash their own identity. This game also helped shape their philosophy as well and helped push them to try to give everyone a second chance. Overall, Undertale is a fantastic game with a few small flaws that fail to detract from the positive messages of being yourself, having confidence, and being kind.
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