posted on Jan, 1 2006 @ 01:36 PM
I have to confess a certain level of disappointment that none of you has even mentioned "Xenogears" in the list of games... It was quite possibly
the finest RPG ever made, marred only by the unpolished second disc which was primarily due to it being pushed out the door prematurely.
Aside from Xenogears, which tops my list, there is the Quest for Glory series published by Yosemite entertainment before Sierra sacked the whole
department because King's Quest: Mask of the Ages was a horrendous game (Yes, it makes perfect sense, one flagship title bombs so you fire a whole
department, go Sierra!).
Then there is Ultima... which, hands down, *DID* change the industry and held a rich and luxuriant universe before Electronic Arts got their demonic,
money grubbing hands on it and choked any semblance of life from the series before destroying the crew that originally dreamt the universe up (And
other universes... rest in piece, Origin).
And there is a little remembered game published that adopted the universe of Raymond E. Feist's series of books called "Betrayal at Krondor". This
game is mind candy, and while it is visually painful to play today (Graphics horrendously dated), it is still one of the finer games I had ever
played... mostly due to the sheer FUN of the gameplay overall.
So, other than one person who mentioned Ultima, now I feel old as most ever other game mentioned in this thread happened in the last ten years.