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Game stories of ridiculous scale?

FaffelFaffel Registered User
edited January 2009 in Games and Technology
After remember a metal album I listened to last year, I would love to find some games where you just do horrendously epic things. Things like killing entire pantheons, taking them over and reigning over planets with an iron fist. Extinguishing civilizations, severely ravaging the time line or tearing holes in the force with your mere presence. KoToR2 I know steps into epic territory with the whole
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thing, but are there any other games of similarly epic stature?

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  • NuzakNuzak Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    god of war 2

    yeah, those horses pulling the island around? GUESS WHERE YOU ARE GOING

  • FaffelFaffel Registered User
    edited January 2009
    Nuzak wrote: »
    god of war 2

    yeah, those horses pulling the island around? GUESS WHERE YOU ARE GOING

    Beat it, was sort of epic.

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  • DeciusDecius Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I was skipping villagers across the ocean like rocks in Black & White.

    Does that count?

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  • BoarBoar Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Well, the Total War games are pretty epic by nature, it's sometimes satisfying to exterminate an entire Nation just because they looked at you the wrong way.

    For games with "Epic Moments" I'd say Rune: Viking Warlord - the part where you drink the blood of Loki and
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  • Rhesus PositiveRhesus Positive Damn these electric sex pants! Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    In the first Penny Arcade game you punch a god.

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  • cloudeaglecloudeagle Zhu-Li, do the thing! Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    In the second Penny Arcade game you get to hug a god.

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  • FaffelFaffel Registered User
    edited January 2009
    cloudeagle wrote: »
    In the second Penny Arcade game you get to hug a god.

    Does not count unless the hug is punctuated by driving a dagger into its spine.

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  • ManDanceManDance Registered User
    edited January 2009
    Metal Gear....Enough said.

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  • FaffelFaffel Registered User
    edited January 2009
    ManDance wrote: »
    Metal Gear....Enough said.

    Uh.

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  • NuzakNuzak Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Faffel wrote: »
    Nuzak wrote: »
    god of war 2

    yeah, those horses pulling the island around? GUESS WHERE YOU ARE GOING

    Beat it, was sort of epic.

    sort of?

    did you count how many immortal titans and/or heroes of the greek myths you killed in horrible ways

  • FaffelFaffel Registered User
    edited January 2009
    Nuzak wrote: »
    Faffel wrote: »
    Nuzak wrote: »
    god of war 2

    yeah, those horses pulling the island around? GUESS WHERE YOU ARE GOING

    Beat it, was sort of epic.

    sort of?

    did you count how many immortal titans and/or heroes of the greek myths you killed in horrible ways

    True enough. I wouldn't mind replaying GoW2, in fact. My favourite part was smashing that guy's head in a giant metal door over and over. God of War is the line of thinking I'm shooting for. Are there really so few games where people do insanely epic things? Small-minded developers!

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  • NerdtendoNerdtendo Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
  • EntriechEntriech Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Xenogears, no?

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  • HedgethornHedgethorn Associate Professor of Historical Hobby Horses In the Lions' DenRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Shadow of the Colossus.
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  • NickTheNewbieNickTheNewbie Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I think iji (http://www.remar.se/daniel/iji.php) deserves a little credit here. Granted, it's not at the super galactic level, but the enemies just keep getting bigger and bigger the firefights between everyone just gets more and more crazy.

  • NightslyrNightslyr Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Does Xenogears count?

    Fei, the main character of the game (and the guy in my avatar), is an iteration of a child named Abel, who was on an interstellar transport. On the ship, Abel made contact with the Wave Existence (WE), a being from a higher plane of existence, which was trapped in a device called the Zohar. Making contact with the WE essentially made his soul immortal. Until the WE can be freed, Abel will continue to be reborn.

    Also on-board the ship was a biological weapon named Deus. It took over the ship, causing the captain to initiate the self-destruct sequence. The wreckage crashed on the planet below, where the game takes place.

    Over time, an evil nation called Solaris came to power. It hid behind a cloaking device, manipulating the surface from afar.

    In short - Fei slays one of his past iterations that hounds him throughout the game, slays Deus, helps an enemy transcend humanity by joining with the WE, destroys Solaris, destroys the Church, destroys the zombies, which were created by Solaris, destroys the Soylent System, eventually stops humans from devolving into mounds of gelatinous goo that try to rejoin Deus as raw genetic material, and gets the girl. Pretty epic, IMO.

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  • The_ScarabThe_Scarab Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Earth Defense Forceeeeeeeee

    scarab you have mental problems
  • LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    ^This man knows the score.

    Half Life 2, and Episode 2 in particular are pretty epic.

    Mass Effect too.

    The Darkness has some surprisingly epic moments. Not enough for my liking though.

  • FaffelFaffel Registered User
    edited January 2009
    LewieP wrote: »
    ^This man knows the score.

    Half Life 2, and Episode 2 in particular are pretty epic.

    Mass Effect too.

    The Darkness has some surprisingly epic moments. Not enough for my liking though.

    HL2 isn't really what I'm looking for. Mass Effect fits the bill.

    The album that inspired this post is about a man. This man got angry at the gods. So angry at the gods that he decided that he would create an army to battle them and set out to create it. Eventually he takes over the world, wages a war on the Gods and wins. He then becomes a God himself and scorches the Earth.

    That's what I consider epic.

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  • LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
  • FaffelFaffel Registered User
    edited January 2009
    LewieP wrote: »
    When is Brutal Legend out?

    Not soon enough.

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  • The_ScarabThe_Scarab Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    LewieP wrote: »
    When is Brutal Legend out?

    My best guess, March at the earliest, October more probably. You know how these things get pushed back and back.

    Still, Brutal Legend is right at the top of my most wanted list. I think only uncharted 2 and mass effect come close in terms of sheer hype for me.

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  • WickerBasketWickerBasket Registered User
    edited January 2009
    ManDance wrote: »
    Metal Gear....Enough said.
    He said stories of ridiculous scale, not stories that are ridiculous.

    Heavenly sword has some awesome moments, even if the game is overall a let down. Still worth a play though.

    Also, i second Earth Defense Force for huge battles though there's not much story.

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  • ZekZek Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    katamari damacy

  • RookRook Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Mask of the Betrayer gets pretty epic, and it's a good story too to boot.

  • Brainiac 8Brainiac 8 Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    You had to kill "God" in Xenogears.


    You can't get much more epic than that.

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  • StormwatcherStormwatcher Uee Citizen Record #2051 Über Star CitizenRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Wing Commander III - you blow up a planet, with a bomb carried on a space fighter.

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  • PunkBoyPunkBoy Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Any Ace Combat games. Destroy hundreds of enemy planes, and make enemies fear your very presence.

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  • CantidoCantido Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Brainiac 8 wrote: »
    You had to kill "God" in Xenogears.


    You can't get much more epic than that.

    You just described every JRPG. Maybe they don't like Christians over thurr? :D

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  • Brainiac 8Brainiac 8 Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Cantido wrote: »
    Brainiac 8 wrote: »
    You had to kill "God" in Xenogears.


    You can't get much more epic than that.

    You just described every JRPG. Maybe they don't like Christians over thurr? :D


    Yea, but what other JRPG pissed off the clergy quite like Xenogears? :P

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  • VeritasVRVeritasVR Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Brainiac 8 wrote: »
    Cantido wrote: »
    Brainiac 8 wrote: »
    You had to kill "God" in Xenogears.


    You can't get much more epic than that.

    You just described every JRPG. Maybe they don't like Christians over thurr? :D


    Yea, but what other JRPG pissed off the clergy quite like Xenogears? :P

    Yeah my first vote is for Xenogears. Also, Breath of Fire II does the whole "pissing off a religion" too.

    I'd also say Valkyrie Profile, since you
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  • MrMonroeMrMonroe Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I ran a "political" (read: evil) D&D campaign once which required that the party side with a politically totalitarian "resistance" movement, overthrow the rule of the supposedly "good" clergy, break into their sacred temple, and banish the god of the sun from the material plane.

    It was pretty brutal, to say the least.

  • BornToHulaBornToHula Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Both Ninja Gaidens feature a lone ninja badass roaming the earth to defeat a dark and terrible evil to save the world while he works through armies of demons, ninjas, soldiers, and robots as though they were made of tissue paper.

    In a word it's pretty epic, fighting thirty something guys in one staircase without getting hit is the very definition of badass.

    Mass Effect bears another mention. The last four or so hours are the most intense I've been a part of for quite some time.

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  • safetakesafetake Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Nethack, Nethack, Nethack.

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  • HerrCronHerrCron Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    ManDance wrote: »
    Metal Gear....Enough said.

    Metal........GEAR?

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  • MundaneSoulMundaneSoul Registered User
    edited January 2009
    Faffel wrote: »
    LewieP wrote: »
    ^This man knows the score.

    Half Life 2, and Episode 2 in particular are pretty epic.

    Mass Effect too.

    The Darkness has some surprisingly epic moments. Not enough for my liking though.

    HL2 isn't really what I'm looking for. Mass Effect fits the bill.

    The album that inspired this post is about a man. This man got angry at the gods. So angry at the gods that he decided that he would create an army to battle them and set out to create it. Eventually he takes over the world, wages a war on the Gods and wins. He then becomes a God himself and scorches the Earth.

    That's what I consider epic.

    By the by, what album is this?

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  • SorensonSorenson Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    VeritasVR wrote: »
    Brainiac 8 wrote: »
    Cantido wrote: »
    Brainiac 8 wrote: »
    You had to kill "God" in Xenogears.


    You can't get much more epic than that.

    You just described every JRPG. Maybe they don't like Christians over thurr? :D


    Yea, but what other JRPG pissed off the clergy quite like Xenogears? :P

    Yeah my first vote is for Xenogears. Also, Breath of Fire II does the whole "pissing off a religion" too.

    I'd also say Valkyrie Profile, since you
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  • BurnageBurnage Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Try some of the Shin Megami Tensei games. Punching deities in the face is a regular event in pretty much all of them.

  • RainbowDespairRainbowDespair Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    SMT: Nocturne. The world ends in the first hour of the game. Punching gods in that game happen in random encounters. Heck, your character is basically a god himself in that he's creating the new order of existence.

  • NerdtendoNerdtendo Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Tales of Symphonia has some epic moments, and the overall story is pretty amazing.

    Also, Ginormo Sword was posted several months ago on this forum. If you haven't played it, you get to wield big swords. The word "big" in this context is an understatement, ginormous might work.

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