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JA2 in top 100 shock !![message #240905] Sat, 02 January 2010 17:48 Go to next message
lockie

 
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Reading the UK edition of PC Gamer , I see that Dan Stapleton (reviews editor US Edition) has squeezed JA2 in at no. 95 , praising the 'best tactical strategy combat this side of X-Com series'
which , incidently, is at 11 .
At least it gets a mention . Mauser , do your stuff ! Very Happy


Re: JA2 in top 100 shock !![message #240917] Sat, 02 January 2010 20:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tao

 
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post a link locker
Re: JA2 in top 100 shock !![message #240918] Sat, 02 January 2010 21:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Mauser

 
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Mauser , do your stuff ! Very Happy


Erm, and what kind of "my stuff" am i supposed to do exactly?

it

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Re: JA2 in top 100 shock !![message #240936] Sun, 03 January 2010 00:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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only at 95th position. decline of gaming media Sad
Re: JA2 in top 100 shock !![message #240939] Sun, 03 January 2010 00:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Just curious what was the rest of the list?
Re: JA2 in top 100 shock !![message #240940] Sun, 03 January 2010 00:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Yeah, that's almost an insult. I can't think of 10 games that are even in the same stratosphere with Ja2. But these chucks think there are 94 that are better?

What a laugh.
Re: JA2 in top 100 shock !![message #240943] Sun, 03 January 2010 00:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Commercialism at it's best ladies and gentlemen. If there were in game in depth tutorials on how to play games back then it would be more recognizable and more prestigious.

What a world I live in. . .
Success is not based on creativity and talent. . .
Re: JA2 in top 100 shock !![message #240947] Sun, 03 January 2010 00:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=154740

Link to games top 100 .


Re: JA2 in top 100 shock !![message #240948] Sun, 03 January 2010 00:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Incidently , I'd like to reinstall no1 again , mebbe later chucks..... Very Happy


Re: JA2 in top 100 shock !![message #240951] Sun, 03 January 2010 00:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I didn't even see it listed ???
Re: JA2 in top 100 shock !![message #240952] Sun, 03 January 2010 00:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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'95 ZANGBANDTK
Release: 1989
Last year: 98
This is an RPG of harsh realities. Even the top-down graphics are harsh: primitive 16-colour tiles take the place of the original Angband's text characters. But the really galling part is having your mighty hero starve to death because he can't escape the paralysing attack of the lowly Gazer behind the door he just opened. Or losing your vampire warlord when the god of Chaos grants him the 'gift' of eternal sunshine. Or finding that the doors surrounding you are actually monsters. You get no save, no load and no respawn, and we wouldn't want it any other way.
'

Did I miss something?
Re: JA2 in top 100 shock !![message #240953] Sun, 03 January 2010 00:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
the scorpion

 
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didn't see it either...
Re: JA2 in top 100 shock !![message #240956] Sun, 03 January 2010 00:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tao

 
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Also number 11 is not X-com
Re: JA2 in top 100 shock !![message #240960] Sun, 03 January 2010 00:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
lockie

 
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HAH ! That list is radically different from magazine edition , wonder why ? Anybody in UK who can verify me here ? No1 was Deus Ex BTW .


Re: JA2 in top 100 shock !![message #240964] Sun, 03 January 2010 00:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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it's a consspiracy! where's kaerar if you need him? jail sentence again?
Re: JA2 in top 100 shock !![message #240967] Sun, 03 January 2010 00:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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it's a consspiracy! where's kaerar if you need him? jail sentence again?


Very Happy

Actually , on further investigations , that's 2007 list !! Weird . Just have to take my word for it mateys !


Re: JA2 in top 100 shock !![message #240969] Sun, 03 January 2010 01:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Why would it be on the latest but not on an older one? Where is Akella based out of by chance? (I know they dropped the game in the past couple of weeks but I am just curious)
Re: JA2 in top 100 shock !![message #240971] Sun, 03 January 2010 01:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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a good third of the games on the list lockie posted are unplayable pap or ones i've never heard of..what sorta cheetoes fueled basement nerd list is that anyways? lists are usually made up by critics who believe thier opinion should be everyones so lists dont count anyways Very Happy

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Re: JA2 in top 100 shock !![message #240973] Sun, 03 January 2010 01:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Khor1255

 
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it's a consspiracy! where's kaerar if you need him? jail sentence again?

I just..
I...
Hell, man welcome back scorp. The place was a Gulag without you.
Re: JA2 in top 100 shock !![message #240974] Sun, 03 January 2010 01:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Good point. The best things in life are not in plain view they are found through hard work.
Re: JA2 in top 100 shock !![message #240977] Sun, 03 January 2010 01:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Found the fecker ! http://www.pcgamertop100.com/editorial/


Re: JA2 in top 100 shock !![message #240979] Sun, 03 January 2010 01:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Now that's more like it. Still don't agree with it at all but at least there are a few good ones at the top.

Ooops, I was actually talking about the bottom of the list. But at least Fallout is in their top ten (as if there was any chance it wasn't going to be.)

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Re: JA2 in top 100 shock !![message #240980] Sun, 03 January 2010 01:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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solitaire number 82? Left 4 Dead??? That game was horrible! I give up on life.

Also, Fallout number 7? Only because of part 3's advertising and sales could this be feasible.
Re: JA2 in top 100 shock !![message #240982] Sun, 03 January 2010 01:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Still don't agree with it at all but at least there are a few good ones at the top.


Lists are all subjective , soooo , what the hell , nice to see it making any kind of appearance

**mumble death to all those sword an sourcery feckers mumble mumble**

:biglaugh:

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Re: JA2 in top 100 shock !![message #240988] Sun, 03 January 2010 01:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hey!!! My original pen and paper game was called Swords and Sorcery. I know, not very original but it fit the theme exactly and was....easy to remember?
Re: JA2 in top 100 shock !![message #240989] Sun, 03 January 2010 01:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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everyone on the pit should list thier 3 favs of all time..and someone who is fanatical bout stats should compile a list of the BearsPit top 100(if we get that many) Very Happy

i'll start

1:JA2
2:Civ 4
3:wizardy 7


Re: JA2 in top 100 shock !![message #240992] Sun, 03 January 2010 01:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Ja2
Pirates Gold
Age of Empires

If we are only talking about computer rpgs.

If not, I'm afraid it's pen and paper all the way.
Re: JA2 in top 100 shock !![message #240993] Sun, 03 January 2010 01:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I just voted in their all time greats section

TBS.. JA2
FPS.. FO3
Adventure.. Chaos Engine
Sports.. Sensi Soccer
RPG.. Planescape Torment


Re: JA2 in top 100 shock !![message #240997] Sun, 03 January 2010 01:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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FPS..Extreme PaintBrawl
Adventure.. E.T.

I actually owned both of these excellent titles.
Re: JA2 in top 100 shock !![message #241022] Sun, 03 January 2010 11:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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but i couldn


Re: JA2 in top 100 shock !![message #241024] Sun, 03 January 2010 13:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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everyone on the pit should list thier 3 favs of all time..and someone who is fanatical bout stats should compile a list of the BearsPit top 100(if we get that many) Very Happy

i'll start

1:JA2
2:Civ 4
3:wizardy 7


1:JA2
2:MOO2
3:Wizardry8

You know someone made an editor that makes Wiz7 and Wiz8 somewhat moddable (I believe 8 is more moddable than 7)?


Re: JA2 in top 100 shock !![message #241028] Sun, 03 January 2010 14:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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gosh darn star..forgot all about moo2..still have my original cd's of moo and moo2..ahem..i'd like to change my list puleeze

1:ja2
2:moo2
3:wiz7
Very Happy


Re: JA2 in top 100 shock !![message #241029] Sun, 03 January 2010 17:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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1. ja2
2. ultima underworld 2
3. dune 2
Re: JA2 in top 100 shock !![message #241087] Mon, 04 January 2010 01:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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it's a consspiracy! where's kaerar if you need him? jail sentence again?

What's all this about jail...
Something far better has happened, got a girlfriend! Top 100's are always a conspiracy to make money anyways...


P.S.
1) JA2
2) Dune 2/2000
3) Privateer 2: The Darkening


Re: JA2 in top 100 shock !![message #241108] Mon, 04 January 2010 10:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Something far better/worse has happened, got a girlfriend!


Sooo , we get dropped like a pair of dirty pants !! Whatever happened to loyalty ? You HAVE to get her interested in JA you fool , or it'll never work out :nerd:


Re: JA2 in top 100 shock !![message #241123] Mon, 04 January 2010 11:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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don't think so - give her three weeks to sober up

@ kaerar

there is a difference between reality-sites and reality :placard:
Re: JA2 in top 100 shock !![message #241145] Mon, 04 January 2010 15:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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but i couldn

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Re: JA2 in top 100 shock !![message #241154] Mon, 04 January 2010 17:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Sooo , we get dropped like a pair of dirty pants !! Whatever happened to loyalty ? You HAVE to get her interested in JA you fool , or it'll never work out :nerd:

Err, she shares my passion for racing and cars. I have a feeling I might have a little less time with JA2 than I like, but I'll still have a bit of time Wink

@Logisteric - The only difference between Reality and Fantasy is Perception...


Re: JA2 in top 100 shock !![message #241156] Mon, 04 January 2010 17:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I spent a while last year rating all the games I've ever played, on Gamespot (at least, the ones they have listed, though for the most part I found everything that was important).

Of over 400 of the games I rated, 17 games ended up with a "10.0" (all justified, as far as I'm concerned). I couldn't possibly rate any of them lower than 10, and I couldn't give them any particular order within that rating either.

OK, in Alphabetical order:

Baldur's Gate II
Civilization (1990)
Civilization IV
Company of Heroes
Day of the Tentacle
Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers
Jagged Alliance 2
Loom
Monkey Island
Monkey Island 2
Pirates!
Pirates! (2004)
Quest For Glory I: So You Want To Be A Hero
Rome: Total War
Star Control II
Star Wars TIE Fighter
Transport Tycoon Deluxe

Honorable mention goes to Pirates and Civilization for making essentially the same game twice and still deserving to be ranked at the top. In fact, Microprose wins my prize for consistently making good games for over a decade.

I've also got close to 40 games rated "9.5", just a stone's throw away from perfect, like "Star Trek: Judgment Rites", "Freddy Pharkas", "Ghost Recon" and both "Fallout"s. There are lots of good games in this world, it really all boils down to the circumstances.

Also, I guess I should add Dragon Age to the "10"s, I forgot to rate it.


Re: JA2 in top 100 shock !![message #241211] Tue, 05 January 2010 04:15 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
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What? Barbie Fashion Show didn't make the top 100? Why I am shocked! Absolutely shocked!




As for my own top 10. Thats a tough call.

Baldurs Gate Series
JA series (obviously)
Monkey Island Series
Fallout Series
Might and Magic Series
Dungeon Seige Series

A very long list if I want to go way back. My very 1st game that brought me into the fantasy world other than D&D was The Bards Tale, what a great game that was. Smile


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