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leXX 01-03-2010 06:57 PM

Great Moments In Gaming
 
I thought it would be cool to have a thread where we can talk about our memories of the greatest moments we've had in gaming, and we can just keep adding to it as we remember them, or they come along in the games we are playing now.

I'll start the ball rolling with a few.

Tomb Raider

The first time you hear the thump thump thump and the T-Rex appears. I just remember my heart racing so fast because it was totally unexpected. I managed to take him down first go, and damn did it feel good.

http://wagaa.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/tr1-trex.jpg

Half-Life

The blast pit tentacle monster. So much effort to take it down, and that knocking sound it made was the stuff of nightmares.

http://www.thejitty.com/images/431759/large.jpg

Knights of the Old Republic

Finding out you are Revan. One of the greatest video game twists in history.
(If I've just spoilt the game for you, too freaking bad, you should have played it by now)

Portal

The end fight with Glados was pure genius. It was hard to concentrate on the actual fight because of the humour of it all, with the constant criticism being thrown at you. Love it.

http://www.thejitty.com/images/431764/large.jpg

Assassin's Creed 2

The end has one of the biggest "What the F***?" moments in gaming.

World of Warcraft

Completing my Dragonstalker Armor set after God knows how many runs of Blackwing Lair. Anyone who has played WoW will appreciate the effort it took, and how good completing it felt. I completed many many sets of armor playing WoW, but that one felt the best. I just remember wanting it so bad because of how good it looked.

My Hunter Jenkha in full Dragonstalker
http://www.lucasforums.com/picture.p...pictureid=5571

Jedi Outcast

I remember one night in Hermes Place (duel server) Matrix Dojo Map, I was on fire and won 15 fights in row. Winning 3 or 4 in a row was good at the time, because the standard of the people who frequented Hermes was very high, so dominating like that felt completely amazing. I'll never forget that night.

Fable 2

When a certain companion gets shot. The shock, the horror!!

No One Lives Forever 2

The scene when you are riding piggy back on a Scotsman riding a tricycle, chasing after a midget on a unicycle. Funniest moment in gaming EVER.

Kurgan 01-03-2010 07:18 PM

See these three classmates of mine finish Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (the original arcade, from 1989!) for the first time (I was all out of quarters). Man that game was awesome (still is).

Playing JK1 for the first time and totally getting creamed... then some time later (weeks? months?) beating my friend who introduced me to the game. Sadly I beat him so bad he now is afraid to play me in Jedi based games... (though he still beats me in other stuff since he's usually can afford the new systems/better hardware).

Siege in JA... too many times, too many awesome games. Just being on defense and dominating, not through cheap tactics alone (actual combat, not hitting the elevators over and over, that sort of thing), and pissing off the enemy team.

In any online game, probably getting one or two kills (finally) on the guy who is dominating everyone, just to see him pause for a second and acknowledge (even if he still easily beat everyone).

Boba Rhett 01-03-2010 09:34 PM

NBA Jam 1993:

"He's On Fire!"

http://twistedsifter.com/wp-content/...es-on-fire.png



Jedi Knight Dark Forces II

"Strike her down, and realize your true destiny as a Dark Jedi - Your TRUE power!"

http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/st...le_katarn1.JPG
Link To Video



Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Just running around Hyrule field to your next mission, but really, you can insert any part of this game here.

http://guidesmedia.ign.com/guides/49...yrulefield.jpg


Left 4 Dead

"Pills here!"

http://www.cbwgaming.com/games/l4d/pills-cabinet.jpg


Borderlands

"This is where the cars live! Git chu one!"

http://images.psxextreme.com/images/...erlands_03.jpg


Bioshock

"A man chooses. A slave obeys."

http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/wi...9/bioshock.png


Portal

"Unbelievable. You, [subject name here], must be the pride of [subject hometown here]!"

http://blog.rooftopcomedy.com/wp-con...lie_portal.jpg

TiE23 01-03-2010 09:35 PM

I've had so many crazy moments in Battlefield: Bad Company that I can't remember all of them anymore.

Situations where I've lasted for 5 or more minutes in all-out combat, making and assisting on dozens of kills. Times where I spend half a match sniping out of a window, killing dozens of guys... but one great moment I had the last time I was playing...

My team was getting our liquified asses handed to us through a straw on this one match where the bases rest on two sides of a river with a old bridge in the center. Well, the main point is that each team has a side, and we all fight over the bridge. Well, they held the bridge and we kept getting killed if we so much as poked our heads out to look. They had the entire place locked down; snipers, machine gunners, mortar strikes, grenades, everything.

So, after getting shot myself for the better part of 10 minutes, I decided to go to the edge and take the long swim across the river. Amazing, I don't get seen by the snipers who were just playing with us all this time. What I can basically describe is just seeing pretty much their entire team with their backs to me. So in about 40 seconds I stabbed and shot a better part of their entire camping team in just a final blaze of glory before the match ended. It was sweet revenge.

Oh, and in the old days during the Battlefield 2 demo, one image did stick in my mind: Jumping into a friendly jeep, escaping from an artillery strike and me, looking back, shooting at an attack helicopter bearing down on us. Was one hell of a moment.

OH! (x2) The one time where I made a last stand as a sniper and, with only my puny silenced pistol, killed 5 or 6 enemies as they tried to ambush my hiding spot. (Imagine the bar scene from Inglorious Basterds, yeah, it was that level of chaos... but I survived).

Pho3nix 01-04-2010 06:48 AM

http://www.ugo.com/games/video-game-...duke-nukem.jpg

That is all.

Lynk Former 01-04-2010 07:54 AM

Majora's Mask

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...kafei_anju.jpg

Two lovers reunited, only to die in seconds as the moon crashes down from above...

IG-64 01-04-2010 09:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Boba Rhett (Post 2698244)

Hell yes.

Jurassic Park: Trespasser has several moments ingrained into my memory. A couple of them are listening to John Hammond recount the first time they released a velociraptor in the wild, and seeing the broken down building similar to the one in the movie along with the music. Still an amazing game no matter what the critics say.

http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/1...155983b6d3.jpg

Getting all 4 survivors on the helicopter with a full team the first time in No Mercy in Left 4 Dead was an amazing feeling. My heart was racing.

http://img686.imageshack.us/img686/7...ftopfinale.jpg

Sounds kinda lame but swinging on the swing in the beach level of Super Mario Sunshine was very relaxing and was almost like taking a mini-vacation.

http://img686.imageshack.us/img686/9060/03bc02.jpg

The brief glimpse out the window of the Citadel at the end of Half-Life 2 was breathtaking at the time.
http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/2460/96045053.jpg

Lots of moments from Shadow of the Colossus, but the best ones were probably fighting the underwater one, the flying one, and this one:

http://snarkerati.com/movie-news/fil...e-colossus.jpg

Donkey Kong Country 1 and 2 are two of my favorite games, and the greatness is pretty much summed up by first two levels of DKC, where you leave DK's house, then it gets dark at the end of the first level, then in the second level it's raining and the sun comes up at the end. Also, Aquatic Ambience and Stickerbrush Symphony are both amazing in themselves.

http://wiimedia.ign.com/wii/image/ar...12670_640w.jpg

In Super Metroid where you get to the part where everything's got the life sucked out of it by the giant metroid. For some reason that was just cool.

http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/1414/metroidw.jpg

leXX 01-04-2010 09:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pho3nix (Post 2698327)

I have the achievement for that - http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/7l/1D/1I...fn+2xd9Q==.jpg Shake It Baby. I only just noticed it says "Weapon raised" LMFAO

Quote:

Originally Posted by IG-64 (Post 2698343)
In Super Metroid where you get to the part where everything's got the life sucked out of it by the giant metroid. For some reason that was just cool.

You just reminded me of one my all time favourite gaming moments in Metroid Zero Mission for the GBA - the end bit with Samus just in her Zero Suit trying to escape with only her pistol. ;)

http://www.gamerspress.com/images/9/...on_19_0004.jpg

Lynk Former 01-04-2010 09:23 AM

@ IG-64: Also the Metroid hatchling sacrificing itself for Samus and restoring her energy... epic.

@ leXX: My favourite moment out of Zero Mission was when Samus goes against the Chozo's test to earn her new Varia/Gravity suit. That's the moment she upgrades from her old training suit and takes on the full Chozo battle armour as a true Chozo warrior... and then the little etch in the very bottom left corner... so sweet.

jrrtoken 01-04-2010 08:31 PM

Tron 2.0

Finding the Tron Legacy Code, mainly due to the fact that the entire story and build-up climaxed (:p) at this point, and quite beautifully, might I add. The visual presentation and the music also enhanced it, especially since the entire level of navigating to the core was rather scarce of enemies, so it relied more on platforming and environment manipulation to reach the end, which I felt was more satisfying than pitting you against hordes of enemies.

http://www.visualwalkthroughs.com/tron/mainpower/41.jpg


The Legend of Zelda

I think this goes without saying, but the finding of the Master Sword is always emits a wondrous sensation, in every game, young and old.


Riven: The Sequel to Myst

Essentially, every cutscene Riven is fantastic, often due to the fact that it's one of the few games that has outstanding FMV acting, but also because of its taut skill in enveloping you into the game's world. Although it's one of the many "bad" endings in Riven, this one has most significance in creating a foreboding, exotic doom.

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Again, more doom.
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The good ending is also... good. :p
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KotOR II

If you've played then you already know what I'm going to say. If you haven't (blasphemy), then it's quite prudent to understand that the entire game reached a brilliant apex here, at this point. 'Nuff said.

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leXX 01-04-2010 09:58 PM

Oh man, I absolutely loved Tron 2.0. Monolith are such great developers. I think I'll replay it.

BongoBob 01-05-2010 11:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PastramiX (Post 2698502)
KotOR II

If you've played then you already know what I'm going to say. If you haven't (blasphemy), then it's quite prudent to understand that the entire game reached a brilliant apex here, at this point. 'Nuff said.

Unfortunately that's right before the game completely craps on itself because Lucasarts were such greedy pricks they forced Obsidian to release it for the holidays before it was done.

85-90% of that game was absolutely fantastic. However, the non-ending just pissed me off, and made me wish I had never played the game.

EDIT: As for my best moments in gaming...hmm...

In no particular order:

Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
This really shouldn't need any explanation. I beat this game for the first time at age 10, and there was no other game that came close to the amazingness of it. Turning into adult link and going outside to the hyrule castle courtyard and finding the joyful area turned into a (for me at the time) extremely scary area filled with zombies, Fighting the mirror image of yourself in the water temple, getting the Bigoron Sword, the final fight with Ganon, everything was just so amazing. Ironically enough, my little brother decided he wanted to play it at age 8, and started a playthrough of it for himself. He made it all the way to Jabbu Jabbu's belly without my help before getting stuck. Ever since, I've been playing it with him when I get a chance, and we just beat the forest temple :)

Knights of the Old Republic
As leXX said above, finding out you were Revan in KotOR. I specifically remember playing through it for the first time, my family had gotten some Taco Bell for lunch, and I was eating while playing. When it got to that specific scene, when it said "You are Revan" I stopped mid chew jaw completely dropped for a good 10 seconds.

Mass Effect
By this point my standards were set high for Bioware games (KotOR and Jade Empire), and loved the various choices you made throughout each. However, nothing compares to the end of one of the last planets you go to...
spoiler:
When it makes you choose between saving Kaiden or saving Ash. Once again, my jaw dropped and stayed that way in sheer shock for a solid 30 seconds. I couldn't believe that they made you do that.


Guitar Hero/Rock Band
Beating any songs I thought I'd never beat. On the GH side of things, Through The Fire And Flames, Devil Went Down To Georgia, Satch Boogie, and Jordan, and on the RB drum side of things, The Perfect Drug, Blackened, and This Calling. The elation I felt after beating these songs after constantly failing them time and time again is fantastic.

Pokemon Blue
Way back when I was 10 year's old in 5th grade, shortly after obtaining a Mew at a Nintendo event held at a mall in town, managed to obtain all 151 pokemon on my Pokemon Blue cartridge. This was the proudest moment of my young life, and I was the envy of all my friends :p

That's all I can think of for now.

leXX 01-08-2010 04:07 PM

There was a truly great moment when I was finishing off all the riddles in Batman the other day. Towards the end when you are close to finding all of them, you hear The Riddler say "This can't be happening, you're using the Internet aren't you?", and of course I was, so it made me lol pretty hard. :D

edlib 01-08-2010 05:11 PM

Finding the Easter Egg in the Atari 2600 version of Adventure.

The part in Grim Fandango where Manny has to get up in the bar and recite his own beatnik poetry. It's so awkward and hilarious! And it really does nothing to actually forward the game, so you have to wonder why it's in there... but it adds atmosphere and color to the game, and it's one of those moments I always remember.

Playing the Light Cycle level for the first time in Tron 2.0. That was magic... and I had been waiting a lifetime to do that in a game that actually pays it justice.

Bringing down a SSD in any of the X-Wing games. Nearly impossible.

The ending of Freespace 2. I'm still waiting for 3. :(

Playing a perfectly executed game of Dragon's Lair on a single quarter.

leXX 01-08-2010 05:34 PM

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Originally Posted by edlib (Post 2699342)
Playing a perfectly executed game of Dragon's Lair on a single quarter.

Seriously, you did that? I could never finish it. I'd get near the end and get so damn nervous my hands would shake and I'd muck up. :/

edlib 01-08-2010 06:49 PM

Well... I broke down and got a strategy guide. (But the other patrons in the arcade didn't know that. :D )

I had gotten right up to the end on my own, however. (Probably feeding enough quarters into it to buy my own machine if I had wanted in the process, however! :rolleyes: )

I have it on CD-ROM now. I've replayed it to the end again... but the thrill isn't exactly the same.

Det. Bart Lasiter 01-08-2010 06:54 PM

pretty much every n64 game i owned

leXX 01-08-2010 08:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by edlib (Post 2699370)
Well... I broke down and got a strategy guide. (But the other patrons in the arcade didn't know that. :D )

I had gotten right up to the end on my own, however. (Probably feeding enough quarters into it to buy my own machine if I had wanted in the process, however! :rolleyes: )

I have it on CD-ROM now. I've replayed it to the end again... but the thrill isn't exactly the same.

Yeah, I was thinking about buying the blu ray when it was announced, but it frustrated me so much when I was younger, I don't think I'll be puttin myself through that again lol.

Edit:
Quote:

Originally Posted by BongoBob (Post 2698785)
Mass Effect
By this point my standards were set high for Bioware games (KotOR and Jade Empire), and loved the various choices you made throughout each. However, nothing compares to the end of one of the last planets you go to...
spoiler:
When it makes you choose between saving Kaiden or saving Ash. Once again, my jaw dropped and stayed that way in sheer shock for a solid 30 seconds. I couldn't believe that they made you do that.

30 seconds? It took me a good 10 minutes to make that decision the first time. I had to go for a fag and everything lol.

Other great moments in Mass Effect...

spoiler:
If you do the renegade path you can punch that annoying guy who rambles on near the beginning on Eden Prime. So satisfying. :D
Having to decide if you should commit genocide or not buy killing the bug queen.
The bit near the end when the whole story is explained to you, and you finally realise what is going on.
The whole bit down the side of the elevator was amazing.
The end when Shepard appears out of the rubble. I felt like jumping up and cheering, it was awesome.

Lynk Former 01-08-2010 09:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Det. Bart Lasiter (Post 2699375)
pretty much every n64 game i owned

Which ones did you own?

Det. Bart Lasiter 01-08-2010 09:25 PM

the ones that stick out in my mind the most are banjo kazooie, goldeneye, perfect dark, mischief makers, and pilot wings i dont remember the rest my mind won't let me have their names

Lynk Former 01-08-2010 10:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Det. Bart Lasiter (Post 2699427)
mischief makers

I remember Mischief Makers being one of those games that came out of nowhere and surprised the hell out of everyone who played it.

TiE23 01-09-2010 04:10 PM

OH! Right, the two smallest colossi in Shadow of the Colossus... those guys could tear you the eff up! Scariest bosses ever.

Sivy 02-21-2010 05:32 PM

finishing prince of persia - the original dos game; took me bloody ages

ChAiNz.2da 02-22-2010 02:33 PM

Baldur's Gate I, acquiring Minsc and letting the hilarity ensue. Made even the most epic length game pass by far too quickly.

Baldur's gate II, after leaving BGI for BGII, I can't say how giddy school-girl excited I got when the first prisoner I released was none other than the hamster packing brute. :D

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KotOR I, and of course the KotOR Revan revelation. Knocked my socks off. Still haven't found them to this day ;)

leXX 02-22-2010 02:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sivy (Post 2708141)
finishing prince of persia - the original dos game; took me bloody ages

Finishing Sonic the Hedgehog on the Sega Master System after hours and hours, and then starting it over again straight away.

http://resumeplay.net/wp-content/upl...hedgehog-2.jpg

Pho3nix 02-22-2010 02:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by leXX (Post 2708291)
Finishing Sonic the Hedgehog on the Sega Master System after hours and hours, and then starting it over again straight away.

Ditto!

Alexrd 02-22-2010 05:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by leXX (Post 2708291)
Finishing Sonic the Hedgehog on the Sega Master System after hours and hours, and then starting it over again straight away.

You mean this?

http://info.sonicretro.org/images/b/...1_MS_title.png

Although I never played the Master System version. The first I bought was for the Mega Drive.

Kain 02-22-2010 07:02 PM

How could nobody mention this?

MrWally 02-22-2010 07:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kain (Post 2708353)


Somehow I knew what the link would be before clicking it.

I had tried to block that out of my memory. Thanks for bringing it back, ya jerk :p

Rogue Nine 02-22-2010 07:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kain (Post 2708353)

that ho had it coming

Anthony 02-23-2010 08:16 AM

New "great moment": STALKER: Call of pripyat

Having each and every bloodsucker in the entire game scare the ****ing sh*t out of me

Kain 02-23-2010 06:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MrWally (Post 2708361)
Somehow I knew what the link would be before clicking it.

I had tried to block that out of my memory. Thanks for bringing it back, ya jerk :p

No problem.

TiE23 02-24-2010 09:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Anthony (Post 2708447)
New "great moment": STALKER: Call of pripyat

Having each and every bloodsucker in the entire game scare the ****ing sh*t out of me

The first one ****ing grabbed me and started sucking my blood or something. I'm amazed I lived through it, I think my buddy got him off of me.

Also, though I could see the basement thing a mile away, it was still pretty messed up.

jon_hill987 02-25-2010 05:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alexrd (Post 2708329)
You mean this?

http://info.sonicretro.org/images/b/...1_MS_title.png

Although I never played the Master System version. The first I bought was for the Mega Drive.

Oh that brings back memories, the master system was superior to the mega drive one despite only being 8 bit. I think they tried harder with the artwork because they had less to work with.

Alexrd 02-25-2010 07:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jon_hill987 (Post 2708916)
Oh that brings back memories, the master system was superior to the mega drive one despite only being 8 bit.

Wrong. The Mega Drive one was way superior. Not only visually.

Gotta love this:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...eHedgehog1.png

BongoBob 02-26-2010 02:07 AM

Damn you all, why'd the US have to be different and call it the Genesis.

Every time I hear Mega Drive I think "Wuh?" before remembering that that's what the entire rest of the world knows it as.

jon_hill987 02-26-2010 10:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alexrd (Post 2708940)
Wrong. The Mega Drive one was way superior. Not only visually.

Gotta love this:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...eHedgehog1.png

http://www.captainwilliams.co.uk/son.../greenhill.png

I still prefer the style of the 8 bit version.

ChAiNz.2da 03-04-2010 11:38 AM

Got a new favorite now :D

http://www.jumpstationz.com/gallery/me2_no1left.jpg
http://live.xbox.com/en-US/profile/A...adh%29k%3f%0Bq

The Seeker 03-04-2010 11:59 PM

My most recent great moment was in Arkham Asylum. After gathering the spores from Killer Croc's lair, I'm outrunning the big freak to get to the exit. As soon as I'm in the final tunnel, I stop and wait for him, not knowing I should still be running like hell. He jumps out of the water and comes straight for me. My batarangs are useless now. I break for the exit with him right on my heels and I'm thinking the end is nigh. Then I see my explosive gel in front of me. I get to the weak floor right as Croc is about to have me and I detonate it. The floor gives way beneath me and Croc sending us both plunging to our doom. I hit my R1 button and out of the mist shoots my lifeline, my grapple hoisting me to safety.

http://image.com.com/gamespot/images...atman/1519.jpg http://image.com.com/gamespot/images...atman/1520.jpg

I emerge from the pit victorious and struck by how truly awesome and Batman-esque that truly was.

I realized on the second play through that if you just keep running, you can wait by the pit and detonate the gel as Croc passes over it, but my accidental mad dash and skin of my teeth escape made for one of the more memorable gaming moments of my life.

MrWally 03-05-2010 03:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Seeker (Post 2710433)
Words.




Second this. That entire game was just incredible. I actually felt like I was Batman and had to think like Batman in order to solve puzzles.

The perfect superhero game.


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