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    Is Dark Souls your favorite game of all time?

    Post by jjshowal on Tue May 22, 2012 9:14 pm

    When I do this kind of list, I consider Demon's Souls and Dark Souls as the same. Since they are so closely resembled they are easily in my favorite of all-time list. If not Dark Souls, what are your favorite games? (sorry if this thread isn't appropriate for this forum, just curious)

    My list, in order by console, would definitely include:

    - The original dragon warrior
    - Zelda II
    - Mega Man X
    - Super Metroid
    - Star Fox SNES
    - NBA Jam (seriously, who didn't love this game?!)
    - Castlevania Symphony of the Night
    - Final Fantasy 8
    - Shadow of the Colossus
    - Killzone 2 & 3
    - Demon's/Dark Souls (easily the best games since the 16-bit era)


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    Re: Is Dark Souls your favorite game of all time?

    Post by Imarreteet23 on Tue May 22, 2012 9:51 pm

    For me, the top three are, in no particular order:

    -Shadow of the Colossus
    -Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (note that Ocarina of Time was before my era, so the first Legend of Zelda game that I ever played was Wind Waker)
    -Dark Souls


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    Re: Is Dark Souls your favorite game of all time?

    Post by Serious_Much on Tue May 22, 2012 9:53 pm

    No, it's not though it's tied for my favourite on the PS3 with Heavy Rain.

    Thing is, for me favourite game isn't defined by best really, just simply the games I loved the most, no matter how much hate others give it.


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    Post by User on Tue May 22, 2012 9:54 pm

    You know what my answer would be, do you?
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    Post by Forum Pirate on Tue May 22, 2012 9:54 pm

    Liking the FF8 love, good to know I'm not alone there.

    Anyways top 10?

    1)Skies of Arcadia

    1)Star Ocean Till the End of Time

    2)Final Fantasy 8

    3)Legend of Legia (nostalgia goggles may be a factor here)

    4)Legend of Dragoon

    5)Final Fantasy 7

    6) Elder scrolls 3: Morrowind

    7) Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim

    8)Star wars: Knights of the Old Republic

    9)Mass Effect 1


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    Re: Is Dark Souls your favorite game of all time?

    Post by Noob-of-Artorias on Tue May 22, 2012 9:58 pm

    I like this topic.

    I would absolutely put it in my top 5, which is odd considering how long it took me to warm up to it.

    I'm gonna say my Top 10 (in no particular order) goes a bit like...

    1. The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask - Oh I'm sorry, were you expecting a different Zelda game here? Well tough luck, Majora's Mask is not only one of the most memorable games I've played, it's also one of the most finely polished, everything that made Ocarina great is here in spades plus more.

    2. Metal Gear Solid 3 - Easily the best MGS game in the series, and the only one to genuinely make me feel for the characters, this deserves praise, plus it was before the story of the series was tainted by the Deus Ex Machina of "Nanomachines"

    3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 - I'm gonna receive a arseload of hate for this one, but it's true. This game consumed countless hours of my life all throughout highschool and I have many many fond memories playing with friends in search and destroy and TDM. Say what you will about the CoD series, this game will forever hold a special little place in my heart. Modern Warfare 3 was utter garbage though...

    4. Dark Souls - I'm gonna put this here because frankly it deserves it, a fantastic experience from start to finish that doesn't let up in the slightest. Plus a story that makes you work for it, that in and of itself is rare in a game and I've never been so immersed in a game world since Majora's Mask.

    5. Tetris - The Perfect Game. It never get's boring, it's got more strategy than many games out there and it's got easily my favorite theme song in gaming history.

    6. Halo 2 - Ahhh the original multiplayer timesink. When this game first came out I didn't even own an Xbox and instead had to go to my buddies house in order to play, more than one important test was not studied for because of this game. It would be until MW2 that I began to play online multiplayer frequently again.

    7. Tales of Symphonia - Never heard of this title? Well if it wasn't for a buddy neither would I. This is the game that caused me to like JRPG's, with an amazing (and surprisingly uncliche) story, great believable characters and above all a combat system that wasn't turn based!

    8. Shadow of the Colossus - A cult classic that really lives up to it's praise, this is one of the few games (besides Dark Souls) that really gives its world and it's enemies a grand sense of scale. Playing this game and seeing these giants stomping around just makes you feel tiny in comparison and it's amazing when you finally take them down.

    9. Okami - This game is absolutely DRIPPING with style, and looks absolutely gorgeous. A combination of fast frantic combat with Zeldaesque exploration and a killer setting feudal japan combined with the Sumi-e artstyle made this game unforgettable.

    10. Persona 4 - Tales of Symphonia may have made me like JRPG's but if it hadn't this game probably would have. A fascinating mystery tale combined with likeable characters a combat system that didn't suck (despite it being turn based) and a kick *** soundtrack and you get a great game.

    11. Mass Effect 2 - I initially forgot about this one but I need to rectify it...Mass Effect 2 was my favorite Xbox 360 game until Dark Souls. An amazing Sci-Fi universe, finely tuned combat and really really likeable characters created one of my favorite experiences of all time, it's just a shame that 3 had to give us such a let down of an ending, this really could have gone down in time as one of the greatest trilogies of all time (not just in games, but in media in general)

    I know I'm forgetting a few games that would probably make it in here, but I suppose being memorable is a factor in and of itself lol.

    Special Mention goes to Minecraft, which I can't really call a game so much as the worlds greatest sandbox.


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    Re: Is Dark Souls your favorite game of all time?

    Post by bloodpixel on Tue May 22, 2012 10:00 pm

    I don't really have favorite games. They all just sort of mesh together in my head.


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    Re: Is Dark Souls your favorite game of all time?

    Post by RANT on Tue May 22, 2012 10:01 pm

    top three

    1) Metal Gear Solid(cant beat that story and the song at the end always gets me)

    2) Star Ocean The Second Story

    3) Dragon Warrior viii


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    Re: Is Dark Souls your favorite game of all time?

    Post by Serious_Much on Tue May 22, 2012 10:01 pm

    the Legend of Dragoon lovers are multiplying <3

    By console:

    PS: Legend of Dragoon/Hogs of War/Tekken 3
    N64: Smash bros
    PS2: FFX-2, GTA 3, Mortal Kombat; Deception
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    PS3: Heavy Rain, Dark Souls


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    Re: Is Dark Souls your favorite game of all time?

    Post by jjshowal on Tue May 22, 2012 10:09 pm

    Great responses so far. And hell yeah FF8 Forum Pirate! Awesome story and end boss!

    Acidic Cook, judging by the fact that I spent basically a week at work analyzing and pondering your lore project, I would sure hope your favorite game is Dark Souls.

    And my list is just the first games that come off the top of my head for games that I either played the most or remember the most from my childhood. I might be the only person in the world whose favorite Zelda is the Adventure of Link. That game was so much different and crazier than anything at that time, and it was the only Zelda to this day that utilized RPG elements which worked so well. It was also the hardest by far and had arguably the best music in the series.


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    Post by RANT on Tue May 22, 2012 10:13 pm

    jjshowal wrote:Great responses so far. And hell yeah FF8 Forum Pirate! Awesome story and end boss!

    Acidic Cook, judging by the fact that I spent basically a week at work analyzing and pondering your lore project, I would sure hope your favorite game is Dark Souls.

    And my list is just the first games that come off the top of my head for games that I either played the most or remember the most from my childhood. I might be the only person in the world whose favorite Zelda is the Adventure of Link. That game was so much different and crazier than anything at that time, and it was the only Zelda to this day that utilized RPG elements which worked so well. It was also the hardest by far and had arguably the best music in the series.

    im sorry dude but ff8 sucked, good story though. also that's just my opinion.


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    Post by User on Tue May 22, 2012 10:18 pm

    Its close, yet so far.

    It is actually Starcraft, to say the least. It was not the first game I played, but I game I have played form its beginning till now. And it sure as hell has not ended yet.

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    Post by Serious_Much on Tue May 22, 2012 10:18 pm

    The only thing clear here is that Final fantasy divides opinion.

    Also breaking newsflash: The members of a forum and wiki dedicated to Dark Souls list it in their favourite games of the console, shock, horror and awe lol!


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    Post by Forum Pirate on Tue May 22, 2012 10:22 pm

    No it doesn't. All Final Fantasy fans agree on everything always. We have yearly conventions. We just pretend to disagree as an excuse to monopolise threads.


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    Post by RANT on Tue May 22, 2012 10:23 pm

    off topic(maybe) im getting the vita next month and one of the reasons im getting it is because i wanna get all the ps1 classics and its gonna be awesome.


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    Post by Majikero07 on Tue May 22, 2012 10:31 pm

    I have a wish list and all of them is on the PS2. I'm pretty much set on the PS3 for the next year or so, thanks to Dark Souls.
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    Post by Argetlam350 on Tue May 22, 2012 10:41 pm

    Tough one, I guess for this current generations of consoles it hits near the top of my favorite games which include:

    Spyro (Old PSone)

    Crash Bandicoot (Old Psone)

    Shadow of the Colossus

    Dark Souls

    Dragon Age: Origins

    Jak and Daxter

    Starhawk & Warhawk

    LBP

    Uncharted

    Motorstorm

    Infamous



    In no particular order and there's probably a few that I missed but I'll remember those later.


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    Post by Quarik on Tue May 22, 2012 10:46 pm

    My favorite games ever are The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, Bastion, and Shadow of the Colossus.

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    Post by JoeBroski09 on Tue May 22, 2012 10:54 pm

    No one has said Kindgom Hearts.... Sad. That's my favorite series of all time. KH2 is my alltime fav.


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    Post by Serious_Much on Tue May 22, 2012 10:55 pm

    Argetlam350 wrote:Tough one, I guess for this current generations of consoles it hits near the top of my favorite games which include:

    Spyro (Old PSone)

    Crash Bandicoot (Old Psone)

    Ah crash and spyro, they were great games that I loved when I was a kid, they were really good, especially Spyro 3.

    Another game like that I feel never got it's just deserts was Croc 2, look it up if you never heard of it.


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    Post by Imarreteet23 on Tue May 22, 2012 10:58 pm

    It seems like quite a few people here have Shadow of the Colossus on their list. Just wondering, what is your reason? For me, I really liked both the story, and the gameplay. Something that is rare amongst most video games. I just loved the gameplay because of the whole factor of "Holy crap, I just took down that gigantic hulk of a creature with just my puny little sword. Awww yeeahh." And I liked the story because:
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    When I started to play, I thought I knew what would happen. "Guy wins," I thought, "Gets the girl. Yay." So when I finally beat that last pesky 16th Colossus, I was pretty shocked, for lack of better word, that Wander actually dosen't get the girl, and essentialy even dies. As such, I was deeply effected by the ending in a way that a video game has never done to me before. Wow


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    Post by Forum Pirate on Tue May 22, 2012 11:03 pm

    As an avid FF fan, I have long since declared kingdom hearts herasy. I think the last straw was like 40 min in. "Leon". Wrong wrong wrong wrong wrong.

    I did however beat the first one, gave it a fair shake. The gameplay was fine, it was the misrepresentation of established Final Fantasy characters that got to me.

    Same reason i dont watch movies based on books i've read.


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    Post by JoeBroski09 on Tue May 22, 2012 11:04 pm

    Yeah. I never played any of the FF until 13. Wtf, Square. Wtf.


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    Post by RANT on Tue May 22, 2012 11:54 pm

    Forum Pirate wrote:As an avid FF fan, I have long since declared kingdom hearts herasy. I think the last straw was like 40 min in. "Leon". Wrong wrong wrong wrong wrong.

    I did however beat the first one, gave it a fair shake. The gameplay was fine, it was the misrepresentation of established Final Fantasy characters that got to me.

    Same reason i dont watch movies based on books i've read.

    the book to movie thing sometimes sucks which is why im so pissed right now with a game of throes, season one was actually really good and they did an awesome job but season two sucks so bad i dont even know. WHERE IS MEERA AND JOJEN HBO?!!! WHERE?!!!


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    Post by sparkly-twinkly-lizard on Tue May 22, 2012 11:54 pm

    in no order at all.

    ocarina of time,

    dark souks,

    legend of dragoon,

    all final fantasies prior to 10-2, 12 is okay but not a fave.

    Soul reaver series

    kingdom hearts 1 and 2 (the non disney enemy designs are great!)

    katamari damacy

    demons souls

    suikoden series (#3 to #5)

    the dot hack series (both of them)

    disgaea, disgaea 2, disgaea 3, disgaea4, soul nomad, phantom brave, makai kingdom ("i'm a badass freakin' overlord", somebody please get the reference...)


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