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[BBC] Gaming's Best Year Ever

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    RainbowDespairRainbowDespair Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    And again, Secret of Mana did not come out in 1994, it came out in 1993. Not only does wikipedia & gamefaqs state this, but I distinctly remember getting Secret of Mana when it was brand new for Christmas and then getting Final Fantasy 6 the next year for my birthday in November when it was new.

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    JastJast Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    APB is 2008 after all these years of waiting, will make 08 the best year ever!

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    KhavallKhavall British ColumbiaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I have conclusive evidence of 2008 being the best year ever:

    Super Smash Bros. Brawl

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    gilraingilrain Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    The_Scarab wrote: »
    In 6 years we will have this same fucking argument, which year was better. Who cares? 2008 could turn out to be the motherlode and win everything.
    It's a nice problem to have, eh? :)

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    eelektrikeelektrik Southern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Khavall wrote: »
    I have conclusive evidence of 2008 being the best year ever:

    Super Smash Bros. Brawl

    This will also make the first year we get both a new Smash Bros. and a new Mario Kart. It shall be glorious.


    edit: Nevermind... Forgot about Mario Kart Super Circuit... But that one sucked anyways.

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    YaYaYaYa Decent. Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I don't really have much to add, but I thought the OP was really well put together. Kudos, guy.

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    Flippy_DFlippy_D Digital Conquistador LondonRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
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    PharezonPharezon Struggle is an illusion. Victory is in the Qun.Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Comedy gold this thread

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    DisruptorX2DisruptorX2 Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    The_Scarab wrote: »
    . Fallout is too. Fallout 2 was superior.

    No, it really isn't. Fallout 2 is completely unbalanced and filled to the brim with bugs.

    Fallout 1 has perfect atmosphere, characters, balanced levelling and weapons, focused gameplay, and was the original.

    Fallout 2 only beats 1 in replayability.

    As for your other comment, thats like, your opinion man.

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    RichardTauberRichardTauber Kvlt Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    2007 is certainly one of the best years ever in gaming, but it doesn't hold a candle to 1994.

    you know all those good games you remember on the Genesis and SNES? they were all released in 1994.

    Yeah, no.

    wow, what a convincing argument. You sure won me over!

    Alrighty then. Streets of rage 2, Contra 3, Link to the past, R-Type 3, Super Mario World, Super Castlevania, Street Fighter 2 etc etc etc et fucking c

    edit: Oh, I forgot Golden Axe.

    edit 2: I can't not mention Mega Man X

    None of them came out in 1994


    Ha!

    Streets of Rage 3
    Contra Hard Corps
    Secret of Mana
    Darius Gaiden
    Sonic 3 & Knuckles
    Castlevania bloodlines
    Super street fighter II

    EDIT:
    Goldenaxe: The duel
    Megaman X2

    And, unlike the titles you listed above, all the titles I listed came out in the same year: 1994

    Yeah, and they are all worse or just slight revisions of their predecessors. Way to make an argument. Street Fighter 2 was a revolution, Super Street Fighter 2 was an answer to the bootleggers hacking the boards and making "new games". The point is, all those games that you like on the Mega Drive and SNES did not come out in 1994.

    1994 is still the best year for gaming though since NHL 94 came out that year which meant it was only a year left until the pinnacle of the series, NHL 95. ;-)

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    PolagoPolago Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    As wonderful as 2007 was, 2008 could prove to be an absolutely insane year from a development variation standpoint and could see more unique and incredible titles than in years past along with TONS of AAA super hyped big titles. Similar to any other year pretty much, but the variety and things being tried and soon to be delivered are truly a step up and out.

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    VariableVariable Mouth Congress Stroke Me Lady FameRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Polago wrote: »
    As wonderful as 2007 was, 2008 could prove to be an absolutely insane year from a development variation standpoint and could see more unique and incredible titles than in years past along with TONS of AAA super hyped big titles. Similar to any other year pretty much, but the variety and things being tried and soon to be delivered are truly a step up and out.

    2009>2008, it's just you nostalgia talking.

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    PolagoPolago Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Variable wrote: »
    Polago wrote: »
    As wonderful as 2007 was, 2008 could prove to be an absolutely insane year from a development variation standpoint and could see more unique and incredible titles than in years past along with TONS of AAA super hyped big titles. Similar to any other year pretty much, but the variety and things being tried and soon to be delivered are truly a step up and out.

    2009>2008, it's just you nostalgia talking.

    Damn those memories!

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    darleysamdarleysam On my way to UKRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    It's shallow of me, but I'm really hoping EA announce that there'll be a skate 2 coming out either late 2008, or early 2009.
    Those guys can build a new city and throw in some Mullen tech in that time, right?
    I'm also really looking forward to all the surprise games that we know nothing about. I hadn't really heard anything of CoD4 before E3, then BAM.

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    Speed RacerSpeed Racer Scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratchRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Polago wrote: »
    As wonderful as 2007 was, 2008 could prove to be an absolutely insane year from a development variation standpoint and could see more unique and incredible titles than in years past along with TONS of AAA super hyped big titles. Similar to any other year pretty much, but the variety and things being tried and soon to be delivered are truly a step up and out.

    I actually agree. I mean, so far we know that we're getting Smash Bros., GTA 4, MGS 4, Brutal Legend, LittleBigPlanet, FFXIII, two Ghostbusters games, and probably some other big names that I can't remember right now. Nintendo has used up all of their bigger franchises by now, which means that they're either gonna have to give some attention to their smaller franchises, like Pikmin, or even Kid Icarus, if Pit's popular enough in Brawl, or they're going to have to come up with some new IP entirely, both of which would be highly welcome. Sony will have home all set up, and they're finally gonna have some real big-name heavy-hitters. I can't think of anything super-major for the 360, but considering all the awesome titles coming to it, it'll be fantastic as well so long as it just keeps on keepin' on.

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    ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    darleysam wrote: »
    It's shallow of me, but I'm really hoping EA announce that there'll be a skate 2 coming out either late 2008, or early 2009.
    Those guys can build a new city and throw in some Mullen tech in that time, right?
    I'm also really looking forward to all the surprise games that we know nothing about. I hadn't really heard anything of CoD4 before E3, then BAM.

    How about the new SSX that's apparently coming? I mean, am I the only one that got all creamy when the Burnout Paradise demo started up, and DJ Atomix was talking about Mac Frasier's report on the mountain? :D

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    Flippy_DFlippy_D Digital Conquistador LondonRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    got all creamy
    Creepy phrase is creepy.

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    Nitsuj82Nitsuj82 Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    NObody is excited about the possibilities of the new Midnight Club?! Nobody? Eh?

    ...

    How about Badlands?

    I'm throwing my hat into the ring for the big brawling games of the 90's. That, and whatever year Bushido Blade 2 came out. 1998 or 99 I think.

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    StupornautStupornaut Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Nitsuj82 wrote: »
    NObody is excited about the possibilities of the new Midnight Club?! Nobody? Eh?

    I sure the hell am. It's probably going to be overshadowed by Burnout's flailing stab at open-city racing, and some of the major sites seem to give approximately one-fifth of a shit (last update on GameSpot and 1up: August -- some other sites actually got a hands-on in November). But MCR3 had a great feel for high-speed super-jump turbo-boost arcade craziness and if MCR:LA's got the same vibe then it's got a good shot at being the best arcade racer of the year.

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    MonaroMonaro Registered User regular
    edited January 2008

    Yeah, and they are all worse or just slight revisions of their predecessors. Way to make an argument. Street Fighter 2 was a revolution, Super Street Fighter 2 was an answer to the bootleggers hacking the boards and making "new games". The point is, all those games that you like on the Mega Drive and SNES did not come out in 1994.

    1994 is still the best year for gaming though since NHL 94 came out that year which meant it was only a year left until the pinnacle of the series, NHL 95. ;-)

    You forgot Virtua Fighter was 93 and on neither platform :P

    What did NHL94 and 95 do that was so great that all the others failed? I mean you can't blame 3D as it wasn't here yet. I remember a couple years back all the 1Up/EGM guys busted out NHL94 for a month or so...

    Christmas 93 - year of 94 was the single greatest year for me though.

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    darleysamdarleysam On my way to UKRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Shadowfire wrote: »
    darleysam wrote: »
    It's shallow of me, but I'm really hoping EA announce that there'll be a skate 2 coming out either late 2008, or early 2009.
    Those guys can build a new city and throw in some Mullen tech in that time, right?
    I'm also really looking forward to all the surprise games that we know nothing about. I hadn't really heard anything of CoD4 before E3, then BAM.

    How about the new SSX that's apparently coming? I mean, am I the only one that got all creamy when the Burnout Paradise demo started up, and DJ Atomix was talking about Mac Frasier's report on the mountain? :D

    I've not really played SSX, so that didn't ring with me so well. I just want more skate, and for it to keep the same style and feel of the first. I don't want an ad-laden cacophony or wacky and extreeme personalities.

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    eelektrikeelektrik Southern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Nitsuj82 wrote: »
    NObody is excited about the possibilities of the new Midnight Club?! Nobody? Eh?

    I actually forgot about that. I saw the demo they showed at PAX and was pleasantly surprised at how it looked. Though I'd rather have seen them do a new Smuggler's Run, as far as open city racing goes Ive always preferred the Midtown Madness series, the last one came out at the same time as MC2 and was just leagues beyond it in multiplayer. However the new MC did look pretty awesome from what they showed.

    Another game I was really surprised about that I saw at PAX, was Far Cry 2. Which they're taking in a different direction this time with a different developer, but it looked fantastic. It made me think of a glorious love child of Far Cry and Mercenaries, and without any of the lame mutants this time.
    Shadowfire wrote: »
    How about the new SSX that's apparently coming? I mean, am I the only one that got all creamy when the Burnout Paradise demo started up, and DJ Atomix was talking about Mac Frasier's report on the mountain? :D

    God I hope theres a new SSX coming. Preferably to 360. I never got around to getting SSX Blur because I heard the controls were sloppy, and all the tracks were from 3 and On Tour which I already owned anyways. But a brand new SSX would please me greatly.

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    RichardTauberRichardTauber Kvlt Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Monaro wrote: »
    What did NHL94 and 95 do that was so great that all the others failed? I mean you can't blame 3D as it wasn't here yet. I remember a couple years back all the 1Up/EGM guys busted out NHL94 for a month or so...

    NHL 94 really got the gameplay perfect, nevermind all the other improvements, it really just clicked. NHL 95 introduced trading players and creating new players which made that an even better experience even though some say it ruined the gameplay. You never get undeserved goals in those versions like in NHL 96 and later games, the camera and the speed at which the game moves is perfectly tuned and just passing the puck can be a delight. They also removed the fighting in NHL 94 which was a pretty good move as fighting was and still is basically a bad button mashing session. Later versions were either faster or simply just more random which makes playing them feel like more of a game of dice then hockey.

    Multiplayer is better in 94/95 since you don't get most goals just firing straight at the goalie so the game feels much more based on your individual skill as a player. Setting up a friend for a one-timer (which NHL 94 introduced) and just watching him realize it in the last second would make even the pope smile.

    edit: I forgot, the best feature of both games is that Roy is still tending for the Habs.

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