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Ya'll I'm sorry, it's been too long.  I've almost been busier teaching at home.  I want to try to get more active again.

As anyone who has seen my forum posts before knows I like to get off subject (just a tad) it's usually still Geek related.  During Stay At Home I have rekindled my love for playing video games so I thought I would ask, what is everyone's favorite all time Video Game, and why?  Is there a board game equivalent?  If not would you like to see one?  What about your console of choice?  I'll post my answers in the comments.

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7 months ago

I remember the day we got our NES, and it's been Nintendo for me ever since. I still enjoy games on other platforms, but I've always fallen for the Zelda games and the Smash Bros. games (starting with N64). Making a Smash Bros. board game would be amazing...but very difficult due to the nature of the fighting style (damage goes up rather than down). Still, I'm sure there's a way to make it work.

Interestingly enough, a few weeks ago I started designing a sandbox/open world type game that feels like Legend of Zelda. I'm going for big experience on this, so there's a lot, but I'm trying to make it scale well also. It's what I want to see in a Zelda game, so I'm making it. However, it's not "Zelda" themed; rather, I' making it a part of another world I'm creating. But, players will certainly be able to feel the Zelda-inspired nature of it, despite the many differences. 

Owner6 months ago

Will there be any pot throwing or cutting grass?

Supporter6 months ago

I have to do lawn work today.  I wish Link would come by.  I'll just lock the doors so he can focus on mowing my lawn, haha.

6 months ago

Not yet, but maybe I'll add that in :) 

Supporter7 months ago

Nice, I started on NES, Santa brought it for Christmas and set it up for me.  It was awesome.

I think overall, because of ease of play and that I have a young family that Nintendo is going to be the main console in our house (once I can get one).  But I'll always have a special place for PS Final Fantasy games.

Have you ever played #Tiny Epic Quest?  That looks a lot like Zelda to me so it's always in the back of my mind.

6 months ago

I've played TE Quest. I loved it. Now, I just really like it  :)  It's best with more players, but it's still a lot of fun. Definitely gives off the Zelda vibe. I was talking to one of the Gamelyn guys at a convention just before Quest came out, and they said--without actually saying it--that Quest was heavily influenced by Zelda haha

Supporter6 months ago

That's awesome.  Did you happen to talk to them about Tactics and if it was influenced by Final Fantasy Tactics?

6 months ago

I didn't, probably because I'm not as familiar with FFT. I wouldn't be surprised at all if that's where it came from though.

Supporter6 months ago

I think you should familiarize yourself with FFT.

Supporter7 months ago

I thought everyone following this post would enjoy this.

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6 months ago

Lol, I have seen this before and it cracks me up!...because it's true...

Supporter6 months ago

I know, I literally laughed out loud after I saw it the first time.  So true.

Owner6 months ago

Lol. This image is used on some of my favorite memes.

7 months ago

I have owned a Gamecube, Wii, PS3, and PS4. I am also a joint owner of a Switch which is currently in my house, but that's used almost exclusively for Smash Bros, lol. I've never been much of a PC gamer save for a couple of games when I was a kid.

  • My favorite PC games as a kid were the Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle Earth games on PC. These were RTS games and I sunk SO MANY hours into them.
  • When I got my Gamecube, my favorite game to play by myself was Star Wars Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike (but only the vehicle missions - the walking missions sucked). My favorite game to play with friends was Mario Kart: Double Dash. I will still play this game any day and probably win, which is just about the only game for which I can say that, haha. Although to be fair I haven't played in a few years now.
  • The Wii was used almost exclusively for Smash Bros, Mario Kart, and Wii Sports.
  • I also spent a LOT of time playing games at my friends' houses growing up, and they had systems I did not have, so my favorites on those were Halo: Combat Evolved, Star Wars Battlefront 2 (original), and Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter.
  • On my PS3, my favorite game was Battlefield: Bad Company 2. This is about the only FPS I've ever been good at, and I have yet to find one as satisfying as this. Not sure how much of that is nostalgia and how much of it is that these kinds of games have moved away from the style that I tend to enjoy more. My favorite games to play with friends were Little Big Planet 1 & 2.
  • On my PS4, my favorite game has been Horizon Zero Dawn.
  • I don't get to play games very often anymore, and when I do it's almost always a single-player story game, similar to @nealkfrank. At this point I'm not sure I'll jump in on a next-gen console, at least not in the first year or so. I do still enjoy having a console, so I'll probably get one eventually if my PS4 starts showing its age (it's a launch day console, still going strong). Of course that could change depending on games that come out. The right Star Wars game could convince me to buy just about any console, haha, and I know they're working on some Dune games as well.

6 months ago

The Rogue Squadron games have always been a favorite of mine. I also have Battle for Naboo, which is...similar, but pretty different. Lots of fun still. I'm missing my Rogue Squadron II -- how, I do not know -- but I still have N64 and RS3. And, yes, the missions on foot were not too great haha They tried, bless them, but they tried...

6 months ago

Never played Battle for Naboo!

6 months ago

It's good, but Rogue Squadron is far superior.

Supporter6 months ago

I too loved BFME. Great games. 

6 months ago

I have no sense of how well received they were at the time because I was a kid, but I loved em.

Owner6 months ago

Whenever a new mario kart came out, my older brother and I would sit for hours to beat all of the tournaments against the AI to get trophies for all difficulty levels. Man those days were fun. 

Edit: I personally had the most fun with Double Dash from the Mario Kart lineup

Supporter6 months ago

You know, I don't think I've ever played Double Dash, so Mario Kart 64 gets the win for me.

6 months ago

Same! Double Dash was my favorite! The other modes were awesome. My sister, cousins, and I played Bobomb Blast for hours on end.

Owner6 months ago

I think our go-to was the balloon one hahaha. The Bob-Omb one is so crazy and chaotic xD

6 months ago

Haha it's so fun. I like the Balloon Battle too. Shine Thief is fun too, though probably my least favorite of the three.

Supporter6 months ago

Mario Kart is the Best! I still play double dash with my daughters today! 

Owner6 months ago

I still have my GameCube games that I haven't gotten out for more than ten years. If my older brother had lived closer I'm sure it would still come out. I always think about selling them but also wonder if my son would like playing them with me. Or it's more like wanting to "pass the torch"

Supporter6 months ago

Here I am with my 3 year old! Just the other day. 

6 months ago

Just the best!! 

Supporter6 months ago

Definitely keep them. You probably wouldn’t get much for them anyway and the memories of playing together will be so worth it. 

7 months ago

HZD Was excellent! One of the few games I have been able to Platinum on PS4!