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Ultimate Gamejustice (#1)

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Animalia, Mar 1, 2018.

  1. LiK

    LiK

    Wait... You're right got em mixed up there. They should have kept it that way as Vaan really just doesn't have the range.

    Those two will more than likely be top 10. I think one has a shot of def being top 3 based off my observations of this thread from when it first started.
     
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  2. The fact that you started the game with Vaan doesn't relly mean he was the main character. Sure, he was one of the main characters in the end who are the 6 we have in the party, but seriously, Ashe is the main character if you look at it.

    This reminds me that it was kinda refreshing to have countries at war as a setting, which at the same time made everything a lot more personal then just another end of the world scenario that only the characters are aware off, and larger in scope as well.
     
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  3. I missed the New Style Boutique 2 elimination and all I gotta say is...

    Fashion is a lifestyle,
    It's a choice,
    It's a freedom of expression,
    You have to live it,
    You have to love it,
    You have to breathe it,
    Life's all about love and glamour!

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  4. Oh heyyyyyyy, next time I'm gonna try this instead!
     
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  5. So I played FF12 for the first time this year and I have no idea why I slept on this game. It was fantastic and i loved it.
     
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    17 Points: @NecessaryVoodoo
    13 Points: @DJHazey
    9 Points: @He
    8 Points: @Petty Mayonnaise
    1 Point: @soratami


    Multiplier: 1.5x

    Total: 72


    DJHazey:

    I'll put it out there now, Mass Effect 3 was an odd finale for the trilogy and I rank it a bit lower than first two, so you won't be seeing it on this list. Also, while Andromeda is a fine game it's certainly not up to the level of the original trilogy. So yes, this was definitely the peak game for me. As I stated in my comments for the first game, this is when Bioware was able to iron out the kinks and streamline their vision. The element that really sells it though is how we're introduced to so many of the best characters in the series here, such as Queen Aria, The Illusive Man, Jack, Mordin, and especially Miranda. Not Jacob, he can choke. Miranda is likely my biggest video game crush ever. Perfect accent. Perfect looks. Perfect personality once she opens up. Perfect everything. She was my 11 for my flop Mass Effect Character Rate for a reason. I only wish there was a hack where I could romance her with my Fem Shepard instead of having to play as a guy for it.


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    A lot of people hated the way you mined for resources, but I never minded it. It was kind of a therapeutic task, especially late at night...I could just 'zone out' and chill while exploring the galaxy. There were great moments in the story, but my favorite will always be when Commander re-unites with Garrus. That mission is so enjoyable and rewarding. The manner in how the game ends on a 'suicide mission' also adds a lot to how you play. You have to make sure you're paying attention to how you treat your favorite characters or they may die on the mission. If you import the game to Mass Effect 3, they will be lost forever. It was my first experience dealing with this kind of consequence, so I found it especially thrilling. The problem was when I messed up during my first playthrough and ended up killing my Miranda and wasn't aware of what effect it would have on the next game. I made sure it never happened again though. I felt like there were less side missions than in the first game, but they all had differing visuals unlike the cookie-cutter aspect in Mass Effect 1.


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    The Illusive Man made for a villain who always kept you guessing, especially when you play the game for the first time and don't look ahead in the story. He gets a lot of flack, but I personally think he's one of the more intriguing bad guys in any game I've ever played -- You feel like he may have another agenda from day one but the fall from grace isn't swift and the conversations you have with him throughout the game are iconic - as is the shadowy figure of him during the mission recap, combining with that perfectly ominous music. This is the closest you will ever see me coming to being huge fan of an RPG because that genre is usually over my head, but this is kind of like a 'gateway RPG' and never feels exhausting like they usually do for me. For the rest of my life I will always wonder what would have been if the original game developers had stayed on and made #4, #5, #6, #7, etc. The results would've been truly life-altering.


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    He:

    The sequel we all deserved. A complex and rich world, with great characters and super fun gameplay. Shepards fight against the reapers was gripping and epic. This is the crown jewel of the trilogy, and has a cast to match the best high budget Hollywood ensemble. Ugh, making enemies fly with your biotics while shooting them mercilessly is just so much fun. That final suicide mission is the tea, it really is. All my characters survived, how about yours?


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    soratami:

    This was my starting point for the series (though I did go back and play Mass Effect 1 when it was finally released for the PS3), and I was really impressed by... basically everything about it. The world and story are excellent and super engrossing, the characters are all really interesting and likeable (Jack, Miranda, Samara, Aria... so many gay icons), it looks excellent, plays excellent, basically the whole package, which is quite a rare feat for an WRPG to accomplish (to me at least). I love the whole trilogy and replayed it multiple times. Mass Effect 3 beats it in some aspects (the combat is much better, the Kaidan romance, etc), but I'd still say ME2 is the best one.


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  7. #61 - Mass Effect 2
    #88 - Mass Effect 3
    #102 - Mass Effect
    #128 - Dragon Age: Inquisition
    #289 - Dragon Age: Origins
    #305 - Dragon Age 2


    RIP BioWare, they gave the gays everything they want and we didn't even repay them with a Top 50 place.


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  8. Whew Suicide Mission is still probably one of the most thrilling game sequences of all time. Sending each ‘specialists’ to do certain task felt so badass and satisfying.
     
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  9. Releasing these 6 fantastic games within 7 years though. BioWare really were in a league of their own between 2007 and 2014.

    Shame EA really did a number on them afterwards huh? Anthem out February 22

     
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  10. LiK

    LiK

    Does the Mass Effect trilogy hold up well today? I skipped the games because I was mostly PS3 last gen, and the first game was 360 exclusive for years, so I didn't bother getting into the games by the time it and the seuqel came to PS3.

    I did enjoy my time with Andromeda and that was considered the worst one apparently?

    Still have my PS3 connected so I'd be willing to give them a try.
     
  11. I'd say the only thing that doesn't really hold up is the first game's gameplay, but it's still totally worth playing for the story. 2 and 3 are the full package though, fantastic story AND great gameplay.

    Playing the trilogy for the first time is an amazing experience, absolutely worth it.
     
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  12. It's funny that didn't even know what a Bioware was like five years ago and now I'd consider as possibly my favorite game developer ever. Talent.

    @LiK - Play the trilogy, you WILL NOT regret it.
     
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  13. Yeah I came into the franchise late - say three, four years ago - and found a lot to love. The first game does feel the most dated but the strong storytelling saves it and the combat does have its own charm. You can pick them all up for cheap.
     
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  14. Oh and I want this played at my wedding, funeral, etc.

     
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  15. Hi gewls! I'm back back back properly now, so lemme give some belated thoughts on a few of the recent departures before we finish off this batch tonight!




    So I, apparently much like a lot of The Gays™, struggled with XII when it first came out. I remember rushing out to buy it the same day my sister did My Chemical Romance’s Black Parade album, so I was “forced” (it’s a great album back me up @HeartSwells) to play through the Rabanastre and Westersands sections with that as my soundtrack dd, and I just never clicked with it. I’ve always found the real-time combat and gambit system a really exciting and surprisingly smooth evolution for the series, but the original version of the game really suffered from the lack of meaningful character customisation and the fact that you only obtained important, basic gambits really far into the game, so what was built to feel fast and dynamic just felt incredibly linear and made combat and progression a bit of a chore, honestly. Throw in the fact that as a newly-teenage gay boy I didn’t really care for the more realistic, gritty political drama plot or any of the main party members and it’s not really a big surprise that when I hit a roadblock with the boss fight on Mt. Bur-Omisace I put the game down and didn’t pick it up again for a decade ddd. Me putting the box on the shelf:


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    Thank fuck the Zodiac Age remaster came along though. The expansion of the job system and all the various quality of life improvements like unlocking all the gambits early on and the goddamn fast-forward button which cuts a solid fifteen hours of running across giant samey maps and awkwardly strafing while ATB bars fill up off the game timer really opened everything up for me and let me enjoy the gameplay so I could take the time to warm up to the story and characters. Don’t get me wrong, if it weren’t for XV’s existence I’d still think Basch was hands-down the worst modern Final Fantasy party member, but at least I could give him two of the more superfluous jobs and pretend he’s not there most of the time oop. Fran, Balthier and especially Ashe are fantastic, unique characters in the series’ roster though, and much like Tidus, anyone who hates Vaan is just homophobic and can’t cope with their protagonist having a vaguely camp voice.


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    Maybe I’ve matured with age, maybe I’ve just gained an understanding of the basic premise of Star Wars over the years, but XII’s plot is so much deeper and more engaging than I ever gave it credit for. I’m really glad the remaster gave me the opportunity to get to know and appreciate Final Fantasy XII properly; it’s definitely an oddity in the series and I think that different atmosphere played a part in alienating me in the past, but now I see it as one of its major strengths. Combine that with a satisfying, flexible battle system (albeit one that can make the game extremely easy, but that’s not exactly new for Final Fantasy dd) and a colourful, diverse, well-developed world and… honestly? I’d rank it in my top five of the series now.


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  16. I think, in theory, I am aware that this is the “best” Mass Effect game; it houses the greatest cast of characters of any BioWare RPG, the story tows the line between sci-fi opera and action movie Save The World cliché much more elegantly than its successor, and the mechanical improvements upon the original are nothing short of miraculous. I easily could have picked this over Mass Effect 3 for my list, but as I mentioned during its elimination, I made my decision based on the most memorable moments for me. I know that for most fans, the suicide mission finale of Mass Effect 2 takes that spot, but having come to the series years late, I already knew that was how the game was going to end, and unfortunately I also knew that

    if I maxed out a character’s affinity – which I would always do anyway – and then didn’t tell them to do something really fucking stupid during the mission, they were guaranteed to survive. Knowing this pretty much took all the tension out of the ending so I don’t really have those fondly terrifying memories that I do of the third game.

    So, aye. A bona fide classic, a masterclass in storytelling and character development in RPGs and really the only person I can blame for it not making the Top 50 is myself for having read about the ending before playing it ddd.


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    1991 | Capcom | Various | Fighting


    17 Points: @AshtrayHeart
    9 Points: @GeiPanda, @playboy69
    8 Points: @ThisIsRogue
    5 Points: @Mikl C


    Multiplier: 1.5x

    Total: 72


    playboy69:

    I used to love this on the SNES, just pick up and go game. The more recent games are shite though.


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    Animalia:

    Our third and final Street Fighter game steps up to the plate to finish off this batch! This sequel built upon the template of the original by adding combos and multiple playable characters with different combat styles, including introducing icon, legend and famously non-Japanese, non-bad guy Chun-Li. Street Fighter II is one of the highest-grossing video games of all time; credited with popularising the fighting game genre and reviving the dying arcade industry in Japan, it managed to hold on to its title as Capcom’s best-selling game for over twenty years until the frankly absurd success of Resident Evil 5 dethroned it. Yeah, it feels so good to be so young and have this fun and be successful. yuh.


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  18. RJF

    RJF

    I should maybe try Final Fantasy XII again. Perhaps adult me will be more receptive to it.
     
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    Mass Effect 2 (NecessaryVoodoo, DJHazey, He, Petty Mayonnaise, soratami)
    Street Fighter II (AshtrayHeart, GeiPanda, playboy69, ThisIsRogue, Mikl C)

    Final Fantasy XII (soratami, Stradiwhovius, Xanax, joe_alouder)
    The Movies (2014, MollieSwift21, Squashua, inevitable)

    New Style Boutique 2: Fashion Forward (BEST FICTION, junglefish, OspreyQueen)

    Spyro 2: Gateway to Glimmer (Aidan, HeartSwells, _hazzie_, Animalia, aaronhansome)

    Diablo II (evilsin, bakerboy92, digitalkaiser)

    Crash Team Racing (Dangerous Maknae, Filler, playboy69, vikeyeol)

    Resident Evil 2 (AshtrayHeart, inevitable, Mikl C)

    Tomb Raider II (KamikazeHeart, nikkysan, AshtrayHeart, Number, playboy69)

    Mario Kart 64 (inevitable, DJHazey, GeiPanda, beyoncésweave)

    The Witcher 3 (inevitable, NecessaryVoodoo, Number, evilsin, aaronhansome, Itty Bitty Piggy)

    Rollercoaster Tycoon 2 (stuaw, ddog, Number, NecessaryVoodoo)

    Bayonetta 2 (BEST FICTION, _hazzie_, Itty Bitty Piggy, joe_alouder)

    Spyro 3: Year of the Dragon (KingBruno, playboy69, Syzygyz, kalonite, LiK)

    Animal Crossing (roblognick, inevitable, Posh Spears)

    Skies of Arcadia (evilsin, RJF, junglefish, KingBruno)
    Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (inevitable, KamikazeHeart, Aidan, ThisIsRogue)

    Stardew Valley (OspreyQueen, GeiPanda, ThisIsRogue, digitalkaiser, send photo, Animalia)

    Mario Kart 8 (joe_alouder, Itty Bitty Piggy, Sleet)
    Sonic Adventure (Tribal Spaceman, KingBruno, evilsin)

     
  20. BTG

    BTG

    These iconic fighting games are going too early.
     
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