Planescape: Torment 1) Best writing in a video game ever 2) One of the deepest, most mature and philosophical games ever made 3) Varied character groups to choose from, each one memorable and unique 4) Some of the coolest repercussion systems I've ever seen. Some games just have darkside/lightside (or paragon renegade HAH!) options. This game has your stats impact how you can resolve situations, has your actions imapct a hidden alignment meter, has seemingly benign actions creating downstream plot easter eggs, etc. Pretty interesting and deep. 5) At one point in time you feed your finger to a homeless person and it makes you stronger. Boom.
"Life is like a box of chocolates. Diabetics can't enjoy either."
1. Intense tactical combat that can bring a greater feeling of desperation than any other game I've played. 2. Large cast of NPCs, all with different and genuinely funny personalities. 3. Intelligent AI that will take cover, work together, and overwhelm you. 4. Maintaining funding and keeping your soldiers supplied can be extremely difficult. 5. Inventory management plays a big role in strategy, and is a lot of fun. 6. RPG elements with towns, quests, and other NPC interaction.
It basically did everything X-COM did better. And the X-COM game breakers, like mind control, blaster launchers, hover tanks, and range having virtually no bearing on accuracy, are gone.
Runner-ups are Gothic 2, Mount&Blade: Warband, and Baldur's Gate II
The secret world 1 fresh modern world setting rare for mmo 2 Mature mmo with blood and language also rare 3 unique story based on conspiracy theory typical fantsy mmos lore is uninteresting to me 4 Complexity in character builds and questing system 5 Vioce acting is good and plentiful.
If this game had polish and fluid combat would be altime fav.
1 - Hybrid gameplay (when that really wasn't popular) that really works amazingly well. 2 - Great sense of exploration in the game (massive galaxy to explore, races to meet, adventure elements to complete). 3 - VERY distinct races with very different and cool designs to set them each apart from the others. 4 - Solid combat sections in 1v1 ship battles, also a 'Super Melee' mode where you can just make teams of ships and battle it out, if you don't want to do the actual campaign with exploration and such. 5 - Amazing voice acting (if you play the version that added it in) in a time when good voice acting in games was tough to find. 6 - You can get this game 100% free, RIGHT NOW. You can get The Ur-Quan Masters (they couldn't legally use the Star Control II name) but it's the full game, with the awesome voice work as well, you can get it here:
This is one of the greatest games of all time, if not the greatest game of all time. There's still LOTS that many dev's can learn from by looking at this game, and Star Control II/The Ur-Quan Masters is still just as good as it was when it originally released all those years ago.
To the mattresses. 3DS code: 2621-3902-1737, PSN: Justice_98405, Xbox Live: Justice98405