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Title: Do you have a "Forever" game?
Post by: Jazzy on July 14, 2012, 10:25:29 AM
The board's died down since Resonance's release and I thought to try to liven it up a bit. ;D

I didn't know what to call this, so I called it a "forever" game.
It's a game you always go back to, and possibly play into the early hours because you lose track of time.
It's a game you go back to after playing and finishing some new games you got. Even when the new games have replay value, and you replay them, this game is sitting on your shelf, most likely still installed on your computer, waiting for you to come back to it.
It's a game that you don't know where a good save point is, just like a good book.
It will always be your favorite game of all time.

Yes, I might be weird, but who isn't. :P
For me, my forever game is The Sims. It's a game I got hooked on back in 2000, shortly after it's first release. It's the first game I install on a new computer, and I have multiple backups, even though it's fun to start over.

Do you have a Forever game and what is it?
Title: Re: Do you have a "Forever" game?
Post by: shadowsdeadedge on July 15, 2012, 12:16:38 PM
I hate real life violence, but people can really stress me out sometimes. That's why I always keep Postal 2 installed on my laptop.
Title: Re: Do you have a "Forever" game?
Post by: Jazzy on July 15, 2012, 01:21:13 PM
Haha, so you go shoot people to go chill. That's cool. Thanks for sharing. :)

I sometimes kill townie Sims or Sims I dislike, lol.
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Post by: shadowsdeadedge on July 15, 2012, 01:53:43 PM
I do a little more than just 'shoot people'.  ;D
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Post by: Jazzy on July 15, 2012, 02:36:47 PM
Lol, I had to ask my husband what the game was, so that was the shortest part I got from it. :)
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Post by: DaveGilbert on July 15, 2012, 04:53:46 PM
I'll sometimes pop in Prototype and fly around virtual New York... which is weird, considering I *live* here. Although I can't run up the Empire State Building and fly off the top of it in real life, so that's something.
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Post by: Jazzy on July 15, 2012, 08:11:54 PM
That sounds fun, and far different from your ordinary NY living, lol.

I went and watched a trailer to see what the game was. ;D
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Post by: Sanderdl on July 18, 2012, 09:26:58 AM
There are a few games I tend to pick up again once in a while:

- Unreal Tournament
- Age of Empires II
- Blackwell games
- Roller Coaster Tycoon

Used to also replay Commandos 1 & 2. But I've lost the original CDs and I don't think I'll get into it as much as I used to. The missons are rather time consuming while the above games are easy to pick up.
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Post by: retrojunkie on August 15, 2012, 03:26:18 AM
Hi I'm retro junkie.  I review games on my website and while i was getting all this started i found you guys.  I don't register to many boards, I think maby 4 in the past 2 years.  I had to join this one.  Anyway I'd have to say plants vs zombies,vampires vs zombies, and old Nintendo games.
Title: Re: Do you have a "Forever" game?
Post by: Jazzy on August 18, 2012, 12:59:00 AM
Welcome to the site! Plants vs Zombies is so awesome. I've never heard of Vampires vs Zombies, I might have to look it up. :)
I'm getting very hooked on Chuzzle Deluxe. It's just so darn cute!
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Post by: littlesunsky on August 24, 2012, 12:09:23 AM
I'm a very big fan of adventure games. When I was a kid, my first adventure game is Kings quest 5. That beautiful graphics and interesting story really amazed me, although I'm not good at English at that time since I'm taiwanese. So when I grow up, I played that game again to know more about the story. I also keep playing other Sierra games like space quest, and Lucas arts games like monkey island, fate of Atlantic. They're really fun games and makes me keep playing when I feel bored!
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Post by: Dualnames on September 04, 2012, 02:00:38 AM
Monkey Island 2: Le Chuck's Revenge. Because frankly adventure games never looked so good. I felt depressed finishing that game. It has that summer mood like no other game.
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Post by: Roisack on September 15, 2012, 09:18:18 AM
I guess I'll go for X-Com (the first one). It seems that no matter how much you play it each time it gives you something new. There is also Dwarf Fortress, but as of now I feel like I have explored the entire game already. Nothing really amuses me anymore in it, and I'll be needing some new content / improved performance to enjoy it again. It's also too easy when you learn it.
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Post by: BlankCanvasDJ on November 05, 2012, 11:27:28 AM
Anyone else have games like these?

For me it's Full Throttle, Curse of Monkey Island and Uncharted 2 and 3.
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Post by: Chrome on November 06, 2012, 03:18:43 PM
For me thats some RPGs or Adventures from my early years of gaming (gosh i sound old), games I love the story and just like to rehear/read the dialoges

Monkey Island 1+2, Day of the Tentacle, Final Fantasy 7, Breath of Fire

I tend not to replay newer games because modern consoles are such a hassle and these old games just start on a click/button.

I think the Blackwell Series is one of those game series i might replay again and again, or just play again in one go once the series is finished to see how the story developes and is connected.
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Post by: Werewhiskey on December 04, 2012, 05:42:59 PM
The Age of Wonders series and Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines.

I also play through Crusader of Centy (aka Soleil), Landstalker and Shining Force II for the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive at least once every year, for some reason (probably nostalgia!).
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Post by: Darcorn on December 28, 2012, 09:08:39 AM
My "forever games" are quite a few but if I had to choose the "foreverest" of them I'd choose..........Wing Commander IV and the Crusader series of games (No Remorse, No Regret). I love both games for their massive fun, replayability factor and of course the fact that both are FMV (for those not in the know FMV stands for Full Motion Video) games which are  rare nowadays I am a sentimental kind of guy and love returning to my "old videogame haunts" :)

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Post by: tnzk on February 02, 2013, 11:46:42 PM
My forever game is Shenmue II. It's funny, because it is a game which is set on being a tale that has a beginning and an end, but the way it goes about painting 1980s Hong Kong in its adventure/RPG design is so mesmerizing. I probably play it at least once a year  :D.
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Post by: Cazamelia on March 12, 2013, 05:21:49 PM
The Longest Journey closely followed by Dreamfall :) I just love the story, the characters, the worlds...pretty much everything :D

Also The Kings Quest Series.....these games were the first computer games I ever played, bar some really old text adventures I can't remember the names of. I didn't like KQ 8 so much (although I completed it I didn't like it enough to have wanted to replay) but loved & grew up playing the rest of the series and they're the games that got me into the adventure genre in the first place :)

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Post by: Rados on March 25, 2013, 12:34:45 AM
I have a few forever games divided by Genre:

In the Startegy arena: Master of Magic (quite possibly the most perfect 4x strategy game ever) There have been a few spiritual sucessors over the years and especially as of late, but nothing has come close to the original it's been on every single one of my computers since, well since ive had a computer and continues to take up a now insignificant amount of space on even my latest gaming machine.

In the adventure genre: The Quest for Glory series. If there has ever been a better blend of RPG and adventure I haven't found it. I still haven't found another adventure game that allows for multiple approaches and solutions to almost every puzzle, (as it should be) nor a series that allows you to progress a single character through the span of 5 games, retaining his skills and stats as you go, though I hear Mass Effect does this.
 (seriously? it took over a decade for someone else to realize that this was a brilliant idea, that invested players in a series?)

In the shooter Arena: Halo (The Original)

My friends and I have been playing this game since it was released and we are probably going to be the last people remaining on the Halo 1 servers when they shut down its just so much fun. We tried moving on to halo 2 but the damn thing would not install on some of our copies of Win 7 for reasons even our most thorough tech support inquiries couldn't answer...so we stuck with the original...no regrets.

Those are my top 3 forever games.
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Post by: Alyssa on March 25, 2013, 12:46:03 PM
For me, it's Theme Hospital. I've been playing that game since I was a kid and I'm still just as addicted to it as ever. It holds up really well for an older game, and it has enough challenge to keep me interested.

Hotel Dusk: Room 215 is a lot like an interactive novel, and I go back to it the same way I would a favorite book.

I have a feeling Skyrim is going to become a "forever" game for me as well. I can't get enough of it. I've put a ton of hours into it, but I'm already considering starting it up again with a new character. Open-world games make for really good "forever" games because there's just so much to explore.
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Post by: h4di on April 16, 2013, 11:18:54 AM
My forever game is Half Life 1. I played it 14 years ago when I was in highschool and I had such an enormous experience with the story, graphics, level design and game play that I will never ever forget it. I think I have finished the game for more that 50 times. In some points in my life I could imagine the game and play it in my mind from the beginning to the end!!
But I stop playing it a few years ago, give the poor thing a rest. :D I still have the CD in my collection. And when I feel missing it I watch a walkthrough in youtube.
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Post by: Heater on March 18, 2016, 04:39:19 PM
as far as adventure games go, for me its full throttle, gabriel knight 1, and broken sword 1.

my favorite game of all time though is wing commander 4, and the wing commander series is my favorite series of all time.
Title: Re: Do you have a "Forever" game?
Post by: Rocka3030 on March 18, 2016, 10:18:35 PM
You gotta love the old Lucas Arts game Full Throttle , I just love bashing the other gangs with all kind of kick ass weapons on the mine road :)
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Post by: persival on March 20, 2016, 12:27:18 AM
Really good question...there's unfortunately no way I could have just 1 forever game. More like a top 50..but I'll only leave a few...

#1-#4 would probably be the Quest for Glory (QFG) series [Minus Game #5]  Most NPC characters  were fleshed out well and I never felt like the puzzles were overly difficult.  You also had the choice to solve most puzzles in one of three ways [Fighter/Mage/Thief]...and later [Paladin] I still play them to this day because I've only ever gotten all 500 points on QFG II-Trial by Fire.

#5 Starflight I - To this day I relish in scouring new planets for resources. It hasn;t aged well, but it scratches a certain itch no game in my STEAM collection can.

#6 Monkey Island I - The story is awesome, the humor is subtle and goofy, the characters are very unique and fleshed out, and the LucasArts nostalgia is cathartic.

#7 Fallout I - No hand-holding, just you against the wasteland. Pretty awesome story too.
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Post by: Reubs1 on March 20, 2016, 04:13:41 AM
For me, it's any of the games in the Ace Attorney series. I play through one of the titles every couple of years or so. Yelling "OBJECTION!" into my DS microphone is so satisfying!

I'd say that Full Throttle would be a close contender as well, mostly because it's short and can easily be completed in a few hours. Useful whenever I need an adventure game fix.

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Post by: Heater on May 09, 2016, 03:51:58 PM
I cant wait to by the remastered version of full throttle, for no other reason than the commentary. I also love the music and will argue that full throttle has the best opening scene in videogame history. it is forever scratched into my brain.

ben- " Whenever I smell asphalt, I think of Maureen. That's the last sensation I had, before I blacked out; the thick smell of asphalt. And the first thing I saw when I woke up was her face. She said she'd fix my bike, Free, No strings attached. I should have known then that things are never that simple. Yeah, when I think of Maureen I think of two things: asphalt... and trouble.
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Post by: Rocka3030 on May 09, 2016, 04:34:48 PM
Full Throttle is a childhood favorite of mine, hoping they were going to release the sequel at one point but it got cancelled  :-\

If you like that you should definitely check out Kathy Rain  8)
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Post by: lmd1986 on June 26, 2016, 03:47:21 PM
Broken Sword 1 & 2  :)
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Post by: Nowhere Girl on July 26, 2016, 10:31:17 AM
Sure. For example the "Ecoquest" (unfortunately-mini-)series, "Hand of Fate" ("Legend of Kyrandia 2"), "King's Quest" 1 (the 1990 hi-res EGA remake or the fan-made VGA remake with the comfort of using a mouse instead of typing), 4 and 6, the Dizzy games... So mostly games I have played at school period. I don't really feel much nostalgia for that time - I was considered a weirdo and not much liked by others, and I like being 35, having slightly grey hair, and knowing I'm not considered a kid anymore (I just wrote I'm an adult child... but, on the other hand, I never really identified with the concept of "being young". I rather prefer a combination of mature and childish...) - but I guess my taste for games kinda got stuck around that period.
And one more thing: any adventure game is educational. I started learning English around the age of six, but at eleven, when I first had an opportunity, I still couldn't really hold a conversation in English. And then - suddenly, unnoticed - I discovered I had learned a lot by playing adventure games. I always loved reading, but I found learning from games easier than from books - maybe because the English-language books I had at that time weren't very interesting...
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Post by: Satchel on September 02, 2016, 02:21:46 PM
Although I like adventure games the most, my "forever games" are strategy and managerial ones, so I'd say

-Heroes of Might and Magic III
-Banished (though relatively new)
-Theme hospital (though I've never finished it)
-The sims 2 (or 3, I really don't remember)