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Best year for video games.

#51SinfullyvannilaPosted 4/19/2014 3:37:05 PM(edited)
DiviDude posted...
Minamo posted...
1998. It isn't even arguable. The amount of greats that came out this year is staggering. Even if they aren't all the best in their series, a lot began in '98.

Anno 1602
Baldur's Gate
Banjo-Kazooie
Body Harvest
Brave Fencer Musashi
Bust a Groove
Carmageddon 2
Crash Bandicoot: Warped
Dance Dance Revolution
Dragon Warrior Monsters
F-Zero X
Fallout 2
Goemon's Great Adventure
Grim Fandango
Guilty Gear
Half-Life
Jade Cocoon
King of Fighters '98
Legend of Legaia
Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Mario Party
Marvel vs. Capcom
MediEvil
Metal Gear Solid
Metal Slug 2
Might and Magic 6
Need for Speed 3: Hot Pursuit
Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus
Parasite Eve
Pokémon Yellow
Populous: The Beginning
Radiant Silvergun
Rainbow Six
Resident Evil 2
Sanitarium
Sonic Adventure
Spyro the Dragon
Star Ocean 2
Star Wars: Rogue Squadron
StarCraft
Suikoden 2
Tenchu
Tetris (Gameboy)
Thief
Thousand Arms
Tomb Raider 3
Tribes
Turok 2
Twisted Metal 3
Unreal
Vigilante 8
Xenogears

And I'm probably missing a lot.


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.


What does their sequels being better have to do with anything?

I'm going '98. It has yet to be topped. I remember it well. Peak quality isn't even the reason(and that was good too). You couldn't throw a stick in the new release section without hitting a satisfying game.
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#52DiviDudePosted 4/19/2014 3:36:16 PM
Sinfullyvannila posted...
What does their sequels being better have to do with anything?


Because I don't think a mildly long list of good but not great games warrants "best year ever", when taking into account that a number of those games have superior sequels that came out in 2000 (Thief II, Baldur's Gate II, Majora's Mask)

TheWayOfTheGun posted...
TS, you should update your post with this -> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Video_games_by_year


Good link. Updated 2000 card, which was actually chosen selectively:

Deus Ex
Thief 2
Diablo II
Skies of Arcadia
Vagrant Story
Baldur's Gate II
FF9
Breath of Fire IV
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2
Majora's Mask
No One Lives Forever
Paper Mario
Perfect Dark
Phantasy Star Online
The Sims
TimeSplitters
Playstation 2 launched
#53SinfullyvannilaPosted 4/19/2014 3:41:17 PM
DiviDude posted...
Sinfullyvannila posted...
What does their sequels being better have to do with anything?


Because I don't think a mildly long list of good but not great games warrants "best year ever", when taking into account that a number of those games have superior sequels that came out in 2000 (Thief II, Baldur's Gate II, Majora's Mask)

TheWayOfTheGun posted...
TS, you should update your post with this -> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Video_games_by_year


Good link. Updated 2000 card, which was actually chosen selectively:

Deus Ex
Thief 2
Diablo II
Skies of Arcadia
Vagrant Story
Baldur's Gate II
FF9
Breath of Fire IV
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2
Majora's Mask
No One Lives Forever
Paper Mario
Perfect Dark
Phantasy Star Online
The Sims
TimeSplitters
Playstation 2 launched


Yeah that was a great year too. PS1 had great swan songs and Dreamcast came out of the gate like crazy.

Sticking with 98 though.
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#54Space_MariachiPosted 4/19/2014 4:18:49 PM
Minamo posted...
1998. It isn't even arguable. The amount of greats that came out this year is staggering. Even if they aren't all the best in their series, a lot began in '98.

Anno 1602
Baldur's Gate
Banjo-Kazooie
Body Harvest
Brave Fencer Musashi
Bust a Groove
Carmageddon 2
Crash Bandicoot: Warped
Dance Dance Revolution
Dragon Warrior Monsters
F-Zero X
Fallout 2
Goemon's Great Adventure
Grim Fandango
Guilty Gear
Half-Life
Jade Cocoon
King of Fighters '98
Legend of Legaia
Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Mario Party
Marvel vs. Capcom
MediEvil
Metal Gear Solid
Metal Slug 2
Might and Magic 6
Need for Speed 3: Hot Pursuit
Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus
Parasite Eve
Pokémon Yellow
Populous: The Beginning
Radiant Silvergun
Rainbow Six
Resident Evil 2
Sanitarium
Sonic Adventure
Spyro the Dragon
Star Ocean 2
Star Wars: Rogue Squadron
StarCraft
Suikoden 2
Tenchu
Tetris (Gameboy)
Thief
Thousand Arms
Tomb Raider 3
Tribes
Turok 2
Twisted Metal 3
Unreal
Vigilante 8
Xenogears

And I'm probably missing a lot.


Body Harvest, Vigilante 8, Unreal and KoF 98 is all I need.
Throw in MGS, Zelda OoT, RE2, Mario Party, GG, Baldur's Gate, Parasite Eve, StarCraft, Xenogears... damn, no contest.
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