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If you could only play one game the rest of your life...

MuddBuddMuddBudd Registered User regular
edited March 2007 in Games and Technology
This discussion came up at work today, and we had a lot of fun coming up with answers.

So if you could only play one game from today until you die, what would it be?

Rules:
1. It can be any game ever made or unreleased games that we know will exist at some point. So no GTA 27, etc... but say, Super Mario Galaxy or Assasin's Creed would be ok.
2. Why? Give a small description of why you chose it. What qualities does this game have that make it 'The One'. Great level design? Characters? Story?
3. No Pong.
4. No MMO's
5. If it's a multiplayer game, it is assumed you would have enough people to play against most of the time. Or bots that are good enough.
6. No Duke Nukem Forever.

Personally, I am thinking Spore would give me enough replay value to be 'It'. The ability to create and destroy worlds as I see fit? Play God? I think that would keep me amused for a long time.

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  • harvestharvest By birthright, a stupendous badass.Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Spore probably, or any game that produces procedural/randomized content.

  • LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Alpha Centauri

    edit - now where's my install disc...cheers for removing any chance of me getting to bed at a reasonable time tonight...

  • DragonKhanDragonKhan Registered User
    edited March 2007
    No brainer for me...

    Tetris!

    I don't think a description to why is needed...

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  • MuddBuddMuddBudd Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    LewieP wrote: »
    Alpha Centauri

    edit - now where's my install disc...cheers for removing any chance of me getting to bed at a reasonable time tonight...

    Yeah I almost picked that.

    A lot of guys at work picked fighting games.

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  • JustinChar99JustinChar99 Registered User
    edited March 2007
    Mine would probably be PSO Episode I&II. Despite only playing offline, I have upwards of 200 hours on my HUmar, and three other characters in Ult. I don't think that the game would ever get old to me. Hell, I've never even played a FO past normal.

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  • JWashkeJWashke Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Resident Evil 4, the long Single player combined with Mercenaries mode makes it forever playable for me.

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  • CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Spore. It would take me years to get bored of making penis monsters.

  • KeithKeith Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    but who knows if Spore will be as good as you guys think it will be

    I guess my game would be Tetris

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  • PataPata Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Disgaea.

    I could die and still not have gotten everything. :P

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  • elevatureelevature Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Diablo II, with expansion. So many options for builds, it would keep me busy forever. Plus I'm still not tired of doing the same five chapters over and over after playing it for years.

  • ScrumtrulescentScrumtrulescent Registered User
    edited March 2007
    Probably another vote for Tetris, but that's just off the top of my head.

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  • Rhesus PositiveRhesus Positive Damn these electric sex pants! Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Another vote for Spore, but also Nethack, simply because it's randomly generated each time I fail and retry. Due to my crappy laptop, it was indeed the only game I was playing for a good few months in any case.

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  • quovadis13quovadis13 Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    1st choice is Tetris, but my second choice would be Mario Kart, only if I could play it multiplayer.

  • JammersJammers Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Probably Civ 3 (or possibly 4, tho I still haven't got round to playing it yet). Massive length, with a different experience each time. I've been playing it on and off for a couple of years, and the best I've ever done was winning on about the 3rd difficulty level, so if it ever gets too easy I've got plenty more difficulty levels to go through.
    It's also one of the few games I actually like playing in multi-player, since with it being turn-based you can take your time compared with faster paced action games.

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  • ScrumtrulescentScrumtrulescent Registered User
    edited March 2007
    Maybe a sports game?

    Also, do we have access to online play?

    SoaL wrote: »
    orikae you have an infectious excitement for this stuff

    i really believe in the expressive and transformative power of language. the proper sequence of words, placed just so, can change your entire worldview. it can change your life.
  • BurtletoyBurtletoy Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Super Mario World, been playing it for years already, and i'll probably play it till I die anyways, might as well be the only game.

  • Aaron LeeAaron Lee Registered User
    edited March 2007
    Hard to say without a lot of thought, but Morrowind comes to mind. I already sunk probably 200 hours into it, and that was just focusing on one player type. Plenty other things to explore that I never touched.

  • MuddBuddMuddBudd Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Maybe a sports game?

    Also, do we have access to online play?

    Yes. It is assumed multiplayer games will have enough opponents for you to play as much as you want, or close to it.

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  • stigweardstigweard Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    What about games with mod-able content? Right now there is no game that currently exists or would in future exist that I would want to be stuck with forever, but my favorite genre is probably racing sims. Most currently don't have much of a user base (except lfs and possibly rfactor - mots other racing sims use the rfactor engine) and survive in part by their continuing user support through modifications and events.

  • FireflashFireflash Montreal, QCRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I think I'd go with the original Tetris. It's a simple and perfect game, and it's always ideal to kill some time.

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  • ScrumtrulescentScrumtrulescent Registered User
    edited March 2007
    MuddBudd wrote: »
    Maybe a sports game?

    Also, do we have access to online play?

    Yes. It is assumed multiplayer games will have enough opponents for you to play as much as you want, or close to it.

    Oh, okay.

    Maybe Blazing Angels, or a game similar.

    I love me some dogfightin'.

    SoaL wrote: »
    orikae you have an infectious excitement for this stuff

    i really believe in the expressive and transformative power of language. the proper sequence of words, placed just so, can change your entire worldview. it can change your life.
  • ThreepioThreepio New Westminster, BCRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    LittleBigPlanet.

    Though the overdose of cute might kill me.

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  • MuddBuddMuddBudd Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    stigweard wrote: »
    What about games with mod-able content? Right now there is no game that currently exists or would in future exist that I would want to be stuck with forever, but my favorite genre is probably racing sims. Most currently don't have much of a user base (except lfs and possibly rfactor - mots other racing sims use the rfactor engine) and survive in part by their continuing user support through modifications and events.

    I'm going to go ahead and say no to anything heavily modded, unless you know enough to mod it yourself. Otherwise everyone could just pick Morrowind or Oblivion or something and the thread would get boring.

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  • jackaljackal Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I'll go with Gran Turismo 4. I think I would die before getting 100%. I was thinking Oblivion, but that would probably not hold my interest as long.

  • AtomicBananaAtomicBanana Registered User
    edited March 2007
    Quake 3 : Rocket Arena (online of course ;))

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  • jackaljackal Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Wait, why no Pong? I don't see anything wrong with the answer except being stupid.

  • Rhesus PositiveRhesus Positive Damn these electric sex pants! Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    jackal wrote: »
    Wait, why no Pong? I don't see anything wrong with the answer except being stupid.

    The sound effects would drive me insane after the first couple of years.

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  • MGS3-SSMGS3-SS Registered User
    edited March 2007
    Star Wars: KOTOR

    I like how the lightsabers sound.

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  • D00MD00M Registered User
    edited March 2007
    Frontier: Elite 2.

    Trade, fight, explore.
    Love landing/taking off on planets and spinning the camera around :D

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  • SageinaRageSageinaRage Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Civ 4, absolutely. Or any civ, really.

    Runner up would probably be SimCity or Rollercoaster Tycoon.

  • Big DookieBig Dookie Smells great! Houston, TXRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Enemy Territory: Quake Wars.

    I know I haven't played it yet, but come on. We all know it's going to be awesome.

  • augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Tribes 1.

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  • Lucky CynicLucky Cynic Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I would really have to say Tetris but how come no MMO's? Oh well, I guess I will have to go with the next best thing; Oblivion, and all of it's upcoming expansion packs, if they ever release more than 1 which I hope they do.... yeah.

  • MalvientMalvient Registered User
    edited March 2007
    I'll probably be playing Lumines and it's descendants until the day I die, whether I have to or not. :|

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  • Pajama_ManPajama_Man Registered User
    edited March 2007
  • NORNOR Registered User
    edited March 2007
    I play SSB:M close enough to all the time now that I think I can easily chose that.

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  • GimpyBoyGimpyBoy Registered User
    edited March 2007
    If things go as well with that game as I hope, Mass Effect would be my choice.

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  • VeritasVRVeritasVR Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Company of Heroes.

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  • ikillkennyikillkenny Registered User
    edited March 2007
    Probably one of my own games so I could spend the rest of my years adding to it and maybe actually finishing one of them.

    Otherwise, probably Starcraft. It seems to be the one game I keep going back to, and if I had to play it forever I probably would at least get decent at it.

  • JensenJensen Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Pata wrote: »
    Disgaea.

    I could die and still not have gotten everything. :P

    seconded.

    Starcraft would be a tough choice to beat too.

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