The Classic Video Game Players Thread

*Legion* wrote:
Veloxi wrote:

I recently got into Motorstorm: Pacific Rift for the first time

Someone's been watching DF Retro.

Hah yup, this is the video that gave me the bug:

I'd only played Motorstorm RC before this.

Not sure if this is the best thread for this but it fits better than any others.

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My score is only 4 (1 vs 100, Destiny 2 (original campaign), Infinity Blade, and Super Mario 3D All-Stars) and I don't think one of them belong on the list because it is still easily available via physical retail channels (Super Mario 3D All-Stars which I picked up like 2 weeks ago).

I think 5.
Bookworm Adventures, Infinity Blade Trilogy, Marvel vs. Capcom 2, Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords, Star Wars Galaxies

I thought Marvel vs Capcom 2 was available as a rerelease on some the modern platforms? I presume you can get Puzzle Quest as a second hand DS/PSP game. I also had it on iOS but it was probably never updated for 64bit. Infinity Blade always seemed like a strange game to just let go without updating. It was such a big deal when the first one came out.

My score is 9.
Asheron's Call 1/2, BSG Online, Defiance, Earth & Beyond, Hellgate London, Lego Universe, Outrun 2006, Star Wars Galaxies, Wildstar

My number is 12.

Battlefield Heroes
City of Heroes
Evolve
Gran Turismo HD Concept
Marble Blast Ultra
Outrun 2006
Poker Night at the Inventory
Phantasy Star Online
PlanetSide
PlayStation Home
Puzzle Quest
Super Mario 3D All-Stars

And why isn't Air Warrior on this list?!

I'm sad that Jumpgate isn't on the list.

12 for me too. And where is Stunt Island? Dammit, Disney, update and re-release already!

Robear wrote:

And where is Stunt Island?

Not a lost game, it's available on GOG.

I haven't tried it yet, but watching clips of Ultrawings gave me serious Stunt Island vibes. I need to try it out.

Huh. I scored 25. That was surprisingly high.

I think I scored so low because I am not into Live Service/MMO games for the most part.

Angry Birds Star Wars, BS Zelda, Bookworm Adventures, Deadpool, Hellgate: London (if being an unpaid beta tester counts), Marvel vs. Capcom 2, Miiverse, Poker Night at the Inventory (both), Puzzle Quest, Super Mario 3D All-Stars.

11

I only got 5 but the one that I was sad about when it folded was Gigantic. I really enjoyed that one.

Star Wars Galaxies was my first MMO. I had a good time for about 6 months :).

City of Heroes, Deadpool, Destiny 2 OG Campaign, Evolve, Marvel Heroes, Marvel vs Capcom 2, Poker Night at the Inventory, Star Wars Galaxies, and Wildstar.

Got 9, granted I have revisited City of Heroes and Star Wars Galaxies both in the past year.

Rykin wrote:

I think I scored so low because I am not into Live Service/MMO games for the most part.

Same, haha. I scored a zero.

I initially thought I scored a 1, but I was confusing "Mafia Wars" with "Drug Wars", that game everyone passed around on their TI calculators.

Asheron's Call 1
Mafia Wars
Marvel vs. Capcom 2
Minecraft: Story Mode (1 and 2) - playing 1 with my kid right now!
Outrun 2006 - just played this a month ago
Poker Night at the Inventory (1/2)
Republic: The Revolution
Super Mario 3D All-Stars
The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords - Anniversary Edition

9/100 (+2, since I have both Poker Nights and Minecraft Story Modes)

Is the original Marvel vs Capcom available? Since only MvC2 are listed.

I scored 1 for 3D All-Stars but I agree it’s probably too early for that to be on the list.

I played the AOL Neverwinter Nights once! After it had become a ghost town, so it was not a very good experience.

(It was a proto-MMO based on the SSI Gold Box engine.)

I got 8, which was a lot higher than I expected, but still made me feel a little sad.

misplacedbravado wrote:

I played the AOL Neverwinter Nights once! After it had become a ghost town, so it was not a very good experience.

(It was a proto-MMO based on the SSI Gold Box engine.)

My 1 vs 100 experience was literally the final night they were doing it. Didn't know it was ending and we just kind of randomly fired it up for some reason that night.

hbi2k wrote:

BS Zelda

I think you only get to count this one if you played it live via Satellaview and not via the ROM otherwise it would be on my list as well. A number of these are actually probably available via ROMs or fan servers. I think there are Phantasy Star Online and Asheron's Call servers you can run yourself for instance.

What is funny about that list is that depending on your age the term "classic" is really all over the place.

I've been around long enough that my classic games are completely unplayable today, until you get to arcade games like Choplifter, or Roguelikes, which maintain their gameplay even with primitive graphics. But games like the first Wasteland, of precious memory, have such horrible interfaces that it's just not worth the time I'd have to put into them. Back then, didn't have a lot of competition so the content was worth the time investment. Today... Not so much.

Rykin wrote:

I think you only get to count [BS Zelda] if you played it live via Satellaview and not via the ROM otherwise it would be on my list as well. A number of these are actually probably available via ROMs or fan servers. I think there are Phantasy Star Online and Asheron's Call servers you can run yourself for instance.

Depends whether you think the point of the exercise is "were you there in the place at the time" or "have you experienced the game."

I'm more interested in the latter, because for the former it's immaterial that these games are now hard or impossible to find. I would certainly not try to tell someone who had "only" played, say, the DS remake of Chrono Trigger that it "doesn't count" because it's not the original release on original hardware. They had substantially the same experience I did, and while there is some value in a shared experience that includes, "the year is 1995, you'd just got done watching the Animaniacs on the new Kids WB network and...," that sort of goes beyond the scope of "have you played this game."

hbi2k wrote:
Rykin wrote:

I think you only get to count [BS Zelda] if you played it live via Satellaview and not via the ROM otherwise it would be on my list as well. A number of these are actually probably available via ROMs or fan servers. I think there are Phantasy Star Online and Asheron's Call servers you can run yourself for instance.

Depends whether you think the point of the exercise is "were you there in the place at the time" or "have you experienced the game."

I'm more interested in the latter, because for the former it's immaterial that these games are now hard or impossible to find. I would certainly not try to tell someone who had "only" played, say, the DS remake of Chrono Trigger that it "doesn't count" because it's not the original release on original hardware. They had substantially the same experience I did, and while there is some value in a shared experience that includes, "the year is 1995, you'd just got done watching the Animaniacs on the new Kids WB network and...," that sort of goes beyond the scope of "have you played this game."

I think the idea behind the picture is that these are games that are lost to time though, at least in their original forms.

In other news looks like Sega is going to release another Genesis Classic with Sega CD games this time... at least in Japan. No games list at this time but this one if models after the Genesis 2 and there is an add-on that looks like the Sega CD Model 2 that sounds kind of expensive ($35 US) for a non-functional hunk of plastic that also includes a scale cartridge and CD. It is said to feature 50 games including Sonic the Hedgehog CD, Virtua Racing, and Popful Mail. Maybe we will get a 32X version in a few years.

I really miss glitch!

Wow, those would be some big titles.

I scored a whole 3. A lot of those games I've never even heard of.

Currently playing Eartbound on my Steam Deck.

16 for me.

Asheron's Call 1/2 - Played both. Was there on day 1 for the Asheron's Call 2 which was fun. But that game was sorely lacking content and canceled after two months.
City of Hero's/Villain's - Played both. Villains was so much fun. The character creator was amazing. Had a melee bruiser named Kendel Koffin who just looked badass with his top hat.
Defiance - Based on the short-lived sci-fi TV show. Was a forgettable action MMO.
Earth & Beyond - Westwood Studios space MMO. Loved this and sad to see it die. Also had a feature where your avatars mouth would move when you typed in chat. First time I had ever seen that implemented and thought it was so cool.
Evolve - Was fun for a week
Flappy Bird
Flight Control - Isn't this game still on Steam?
Hellgate London - Great opening cinematic but not much else. Think there's some version of it on Steam still.
Mindcraft: Story Mode
Phantasy Star Online
Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for Buccaneer Gold - Installed, played for a bit and found it too convoluted, then uninstalled
Planetside - Man this game was fun - at least when you had a bunch of people attacking a base.
Playstation Home - Another quick uninstall
ToonTown Online - Can actually still play this but its not run by Disney. My wife and I played the crap out of this super fun MMO. This game was the perfect MMO to try after Everquest burnout. Having limited chat options (gestures) helped so much in making the game inviting. Went back to it a year or so ago and played it regularly for about two months. Still fun.
Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning - This game was a blast! My wife and I played as two large hammer wielding dwarves called Friiiick and Fraaaack. The contested area battles were fantastic at the lower level zones. Zones were sort of level locked. If you entered a low level zone and were of higher level you would turn in to a chicken as soon as you entered the PvP area of that zone. Chickens didn't have much health and could peck for 1 or 2 damage. Was a blast having a guild turn in to a chicken army and peck at all the players.
Wildstar - Great looking sci-fi MMO that was too late to the party. No one wanted to play MMOs anymore at that time. It was very slick even out of the gate. Had fun with it but it had the same old school MMO elements that just became tiring and canceled after two months.

Bonus MMOs lost to time not mentioned:

Horizon - Long forgotten fantasy MMO where you could be a dragon - but took far too long for you to get the ability to fly. Played beta of this. Was heavy on crafting where you could put your wares up on a consignment shop for people to purchase. That part was ahead of its time but the rest of the game was lacking (Sorry Quint!).
Motor City Online - Need for Speed game online. Had a cable modem connection and the game ran like crap with a bunch of rubber banding. Played in beta so no idea if this ever improved.
Club Caribe (Q-Link): This was a Commodore 64 MMO which originally was designed by LucasArts (as Habitat). Looked like Maniac Mansion. Stopped playing after some random dude came along and stole my juggling balls I had put on the ground. He picked them up and took off. I chased the guy several screens before giving up as I realized there was nothing I could do. First time I had encountered an online griefer and rage quitted. I was a teen at the time.

Regrets:
Neverwinter Nights (AOL) - I was on AOL for years and had every opportunity to play this but never did.
Star Wars: Galaxies - After Everquest burnout I didn't want to even look at another heavy MMO so never gave it a shot. Also recall reading how difficult and random becoming a Jedi was and that soured me on trying the game too.