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Offline iamaboringperson

Re: Landmark computer games of the 20th and 21st centuries
« Reply #30 on: June 06, 2003, 12:11:35 AM »
what about tron cycles?

that was new and different
 

Offline Matt_H

Re: Landmark computer games of the 20th and 21st centuries
« Reply #31 on: June 06, 2003, 12:22:00 AM »
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KennyR wrote:
I mentioned Syndicate in the first comment.


Ah. So you did. I must be blind  :-)
 

Offline Lando

Re: Landmark computer games of the 20th and 21st centuries
« Reply #32 on: June 06, 2003, 12:42:48 AM »
Metal Gear solid (PSX) - Revolutionary game.
Tekken (PSX) - Best fighting game ever, with jaw-dropping visuals for the time.
Command and Conquer (PC) - More groundbreaking than Dune 2, imo.
Mario 64 (N64) - Best ever title available at a consoles launch.
Splinter Cell (XBox) - The best visuals I've ever seen in a console game.
Chicken Run (PSX) - Just because it was the first game I worked on and it felt good to see it in the shops :)  
 

Offline GadgetMaster

Re: Landmark computer games of the 20th and 21st centuries
« Reply #33 on: June 06, 2003, 12:48:51 AM »
Goal , Sensible soccer, cannon fodder
 

Offline iamaboringperson

Re: Landmark computer games of the 20th and 21st centuries
« Reply #34 on: June 06, 2003, 12:53:34 AM »
cannon fodder definently



and little computer people

and the sims
 

Offline Stew

Re: Landmark computer games of the 20th and 21st centuries
« Reply #35 on: June 06, 2003, 01:11:16 AM »
"One of the landmark games technically is certainly Dungeon
Master, the first real "first person" real-time game. And still
better than most of those that followed."


 I agree, it made me buy a 1/2 meg expansion for my 500 just run it when it came out. Would add Falcon to the list. First flight sim I actually enjoyed.

Stew
 

Offline KennyR

Re: Landmark computer games of the 20th and 21st centuries
« Reply #36 on: June 06, 2003, 01:22:58 AM »
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Metal Gear solid (PSX) - Revolutionary game.
Tekken (PSX) - Best fighting game ever, with jaw-dropping visuals for the time.
Command and Conquer (PC) - More groundbreaking than Dune 2, imo.
Mario 64 (N64) - Best ever title available at a consoles launch.
Splinter Cell (XBox) - The best visuals I've ever seen in a console game.
Chicken Run (PSX) - Just because it was the first game I worked on and it felt good to see it in the shops :)


You're missing my point, Leander. These are good games with stunning visuals, but what do they actually offer that was new and innovative at the time? Tekken is just a fighting game in the Streetfighter 2 mould - a very, very old genre. Mario 64 - another one in a long line of similar games (although now in 3D). The C&C RTS genre had already been brought to the world through Dune2. And splinter cell, though stunning, is basically just an ego-shooter.
 

Offline Lando

Re: Landmark computer games of the 20th and 21st centuries
« Reply #37 on: June 06, 2003, 01:44:44 AM »
Yes but it doesnt have to be the first in the genre to be the best :)

I think C&C defined the RTS genre (more than Dune 2), Mario 64 defined the 3D platformer genre, it was truly innovative when it was released - nothing like it had been seen before.  Tekken defined the 3D fighting genre, even though it was a rip-off of Sega's virtua fighter, they improved upon it and made it better than the original, and now when people think "3D fighting game" they usually think of Tekken.  MGS and Splinter Cell are hard to categorize, they're more than just shooting games (Stealth'em-ups?) but I couldnt choose between the two.  MGS because it was the first, Splinter cell because it raised the bar.
 

Offline KennyR

Re: Landmark computer games of the 20th and 21st centuries
« Reply #38 on: June 06, 2003, 01:46:35 AM »
But I didn't ask for the best games. ;-)
 

Offline bhoggett

Re: Landmark computer games of the 20th and 21st centuries
« Reply #39 on: June 06, 2003, 02:02:05 AM »
Seems most people confuse "landmark" with "favourite" or "original".

I'll agree with Civilization, and add Elite, Will Crowther and Don Woods' original Adventure, Bruce and Roger Carver's Leaderboard, Wolfenstein 3D ahead of DOOM, Melbourne House's The Way of the Exploding Fist, and whatever the first wireframe 3D flight sim was called.

(plus a few others I can't think of right now)  :-D
Bill Hoggett
 

Offline iamaboringperson

Re: Landmark computer games of the 20th and 21st centuries
« Reply #40 on: June 06, 2003, 02:08:00 AM »
what about karateka?

or law of the west

or those SSI TSR AD&D games?
 

Offline meerschaum

Re: Landmark computer games of the 20th and 21st centuries
« Reply #41 on: June 06, 2003, 02:12:51 AM »
Pong

Frogger

Pacman

Super Mario Brothers

Chrono Trigger

                    >Squaresoft

Wolfenstein 3D
                       
                    >Doom

Halflife

                > EverQuest                                

Doom3(its not out yet but its leaked beta is incredible)



 

Offline Lando

Re: Landmark computer games of the 20th and 21st centuries
« Reply #42 on: June 06, 2003, 04:41:55 AM »
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KennyR wrote:
But I didn't ask for the best games. ;-)


You're right :) I did misunderstand completely, sorry :)
 

Offline PMC

Re: Landmark computer games of the 20th and 21st centuries
« Reply #43 on: June 06, 2003, 10:18:04 AM »
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Yeah. I've heard that the next version will have a special mode where you can drive over-customised Ford Fiestas whilst playing bad Garage music very loudly along Southend seafront at 5mph


:-D

How about bonus points for collecting cider-drinking underage girls?  

Cecilia for President
 

Offline Hardboy

Re: Landmark computer games of the 20th and 21st centuries
« Reply #44 on: June 06, 2003, 11:57:45 AM »
"Wings"

"Leisure Suit Larry"