Archive for the ‘Best Game Ever’ Category

Best Game Ever – Master of Magic

Tuesday, February 27th, 2007 by chris

Back when Microprose was still making games, they came out with a bunch of ideas for similarly themed titles spanning multiple universes. Although Master of Orion, Civilization, and X-Com were all well and good (that is to say, well, very good), my favorite was always Master of Magic. Master of Magic took the best parts …

Best Game Ever – Pinball Quest

Wednesday, January 17th, 2007 by aaron

Genre blending is a splendid little thing. Diddy Kong Racing, one of Rare’s greatest Nintendo 64 games, is a wonderful mix of racing and adventure. Mario & Luigi Super Star Saga is a clever RPG with platforming elements thrown in. Games that stick adamantly to a certain form run the risk of getting stale, and …

Best Game Ever – Master of Orion 2: The Battle at Antares

Wednesday, January 10th, 2007 by golden jew

Master of Orion 2: The Battle at Antares was probably the defining game in the 4X genre (explore, expand, exploit, exterminate); it set the standard for a decade of games. Featuring a robust tech tree, intricate ship design, active ship combat, a big, goodie filled universe, and intense colony management, MOO2 had it all. …

Best Game Ever – Cave Story

Monday, January 8th, 2007 by chris

When I was considerably younger, I had no disposable income but way too much free time. So I did what any sensible young gamer would do: I looked for free games on the internet. Back then, pickings were pretty slim, and the only downloadable games worth playing were severely limited shareware. Most of those, if …

Best Game Ever – Warcraft III: Defense of the Ancients

Tuesday, December 26th, 2006 by golden jew

It’s hard to classify this review. On the one hand, Defense of the Ancients (DOTA) is a custom map for Warcraft 3 that has been around for four years. WC3 itself has been around for almost five years. This might qualify it as “best game ever” status (and it indeed received …

Best Game Ever – Golvellius: Valley of Doom versus The Legend of Zelda

Thursday, December 14th, 2006 by jay

The Legend of Zelda is one of the most influential games ever made and every gamer should make sure they play it. Golvellius is a Zelda clone made by Compile originally for the MSX that no one needs to bother with. It is also one of my favorite games. If a kid today played both …

Best Game Ever – The history of puzzle games leading up to Baku Baku

Monday, October 30th, 2006 by jay

Best Game Ever – Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne

Tuesday, October 10th, 2006 by chuck

Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne is my favorite game of all time. With the many hours of enjoyment I have gained from this title, I owe it to you all to spread the good word.
Let me tell you why:

First of all, this intriguing subtitle brings to mind many important questions for the common gamer. Among …

Best Game Ever – Jumping Flash!

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006 by jay

The year was 1995 and my Plan Get an SNES hadn’t come to fruition. Too young to learn from my mistakes, I diverted recourses from that plan towards my new plan: Plan Get a PlayStation Plan. This consisted of saving my allowance, selling rare Genesis games (I’d later buy again for twice the price), …

Best Game Ever – Planescape: Torment

Tuesday, September 19th, 2006 by jay

For as long as there have been computer role playing games there has been the paradox of character. How can a game give you control of someone who has feelings, memories, personality traits and a history that you don’t share without you undoing these qualities? How can a strong narrative allow for the main character …