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Best year for video games.

#21h23456bcaPosted 4/19/2014 9:11:45 AM(edited)
Im kind of partial to 2002 myself.

February 22 Jet Set Radio Future
May 2 The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
May 24 Super Smash Bros. Melee
June 16 Neverwinter Nights
July 3 Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos
August 26 Super Mario Sunshine
September 10 Battlefield 1942
September 15 Animal Crossing
September 16 Kingdom Hearts
September 23 Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus
September 23 Tekken 4
October 4 Super Mario Sunshine
October 9 TimeSplitters 2
October 27 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
November 1 Age of Mythology
November 4 Ratchet & Clank
November 11 MechAssault
November 15 Metroid Prime
November 18 Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell
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#22wizardmonPosted 4/19/2014 9:11:56 AM
Unreal and Half life 1 both provided me with several thousands of hours of gameplay each through online play and mods, so for sure 1998 hands down.
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#23Kad-ManPosted 4/19/2014 9:13:05 AM
Mackorov posted...
2004 and 2007 were the biggest points of gaming, or the peak of each console generation. Just look at the origins of most of today's game sequels, all from 2007


You mean look at the origin of all the crap games...
#24MinamoPosted 4/19/2014 9:17:21 AM
DiviDude posted...
Considering how many of those games were bested by their sequels or are otherwise not even remotely close to being considered classics, I would say it's quite "arguable." Stop trying to be an authority.


You're right, your list of six games is definitely better than dozens of classics. Starcraft? Half-Life? Metal Gear Solid? Ocarina of Time? F*** those games, Vagrant Story!
#25ArkonBladePosted 4/19/2014 9:19:14 AM
Javelin posted...
1998 is hard to beat.

Half-Life
Unreal
Rainbow Six
Baldur's Gate
Might and Magic VI
Grand Prix Legends
Falcon 4.0
Jane's WWII Fighters
StarCraft
Grim Fandango
Thief: The Dark Project
Sanitarium
Fallout 2
European Air War
Railroad Tycoon II
Tribes


Awesome year.


Going with this as well. Add in Xenogears, Metal Gear Solid, Alien Vs Predator ( I think) and I believe this was also the same year I discovered online gaming.

So was a very Big year for gaming for me.
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#26DiviDudePosted 4/19/2014 9:23:20 AM
Minamo posted...
DiviDude posted...
Considering how many of those games were bested by their sequels or are otherwise not even remotely close to being considered classics, I would say it's quite "arguable." Stop trying to be an authority.


You're right, your list of six games is definitely better than dozens of classics. Starcraft? Half-Life? Metal Gear Solid? Ocarina of Time? F*** those games, Vagrant Story!


You kinda just proved my point, in that the only games on your list that are considered classics and haven't been bested by their sequels are Xenogears, Star Craft, Half Life, possibly Ocarina of Time, Fallout 2, and Suikoden II.

You tried to use mediocre and entirely forgettable games (even for their time) like Legend of Legaia, Star Ocean 2, and Thousand Arms to try to bolster your case. This means that your case isn't as strong as you evidently think it is. Although I do suppose you don't seem to be all that bright (hence the arrogance.)
#27jake-sfPosted 4/19/2014 9:25:26 AM(edited)
I generally just generalize it as the 90s.

We peaked in my favorite genres.

We peaked in FPS in 1993.

We peaked in the more complex 2D games like Zelda ALTTP and Super Metroid on the SNES. (still utterly unmatched)

We peaked in RPGs with the Infinity Engine.

And then gameplay & mods were forgotten.

There are great games through all genres in the 90s. Then you start hitting this century and it gets ugly. Very ugly. There is just no comparison. You can't be a self-respecting PC gamer and not know that this is the truth.
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#28DiviDudePosted 4/19/2014 9:25:47 AM
jake-sf posted...
I generally just generalize it as the 90s.
We peaked in FPS in 1993.


That's right people, FPS peaked before mouselook was even a thing. *facepalm*
#29SnadadosPosted 4/19/2014 9:25:50 AM
1998, it isn't even a contest.
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#30JonWood007Posted 4/19/2014 9:47:53 AM
2011: Skyrim, Minecraft, Battlefield 3, Portal 2, Crysis 2.

2007 is second best.
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