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Old 11-05-2007, 09:05 AM   #41
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Dark Star One - think of this game as "X3: The Reunion" Lite. it's a space sim that lets you play the part of a merchant, mercenary, pirate, or a heavily wanted outlaw. the storyline is pretty good, and the flight mechanics are simple but refined enough to make it fun. when it comes to dogfights in space, there are few games that do it better. my only complaint is that every system in this game feels very generic. still, for an unknown game coming over from an unknown publisher/developer, its a good game with a nice amount of depth to it.
I could never get X3 to run on my CPU that well, but as for everything else you said, I agree. I really enjoyed Dark Star One. It had a unique upgrade system that I really liked. It's a shame there are not that many Space Flight Sims any more... Dark Star One was the first chance I had since Tachyon: The Fringe to pull out my joystick. As a flight sim, it was pretty generic, but with no competition, it was just great to have a new flight sim to play!

As for other obscure games I've played, the only one that comes to mind is Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines.

What? Obscure? Surely, you're joking, Bob!

Well, sort of, but sort of not. I played Redemption shortly before Bloodlines came out. I enjoyed Redemption, so I picked up Bloodlines on its release day. Apparently, I was one of the few people that did and the game sold so poorly initially, Troika closed down...

The game's popularity spread through word of mouth, and somewhat slowly at that. A lot of people here have played it due to stoffe talking about the game, but that was fairly recently. So, while it's fairly well known now, it's still not as well known as a lot of other games. Still, when I played it, I think it did fall under the category of "obscure games." heh


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Old 11-05-2007, 10:16 AM   #42
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It's a shame there are not that many Space Flight Sims any more...
Agreed! I've always had a soft-spot for these games ever since playing the vector-graphic Star Wars in the arcades. I think I mentioned them before Bob, but Freespace: Descent and Freespace 2 are excellent representatives of this genre.
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Old 11-10-2007, 12:23 PM   #43
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Old 11-19-2007, 10:36 PM   #44
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I have a couple that might qualify:

Qix, Game Boy (1990). Game was next to impossible at later stages, but fun.
Loom, PC (1990). Very fun adventure game by Lucasarts. Interesting magic system based on musical notes.
Destruction Derby, PC (1995). Who cares about racing when you can win by smashing everyone else to pieces?
The Dig, PC (1995). Another adventure game by Lucasarts, this one was fascinating to play through. I liked the end a lot, and exploring the, uh, "dig" was very fun. Orchestral score.
Odell Down Under, PC (1995). Cuttlefish were the best.
Outlaws, PC (1997). Awesome soundtrack, and the cutscenes were fun. Like Dark Forces, except it's a Western.
Space Interceptor: Project Freedom, PC (2004). A flight sim that's actually very fun! The controls are a bit iffy, however - you can't actually flip over on the y axis, and targeting is a bit confusing - but great value if you want to play a nice looking space game. Definitely made me want a new Freespace game when I was playing it. Includes ground-attack missions, something I really wanted to do in Freespace.


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Old 11-20-2007, 01:12 AM   #45
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Space Interceptor: Project Freedom, PC (2004). A flight sim that's actually very fun! The controls are a bit iffy, however - you can't actually flip over on the y axis, and targeting is a bit confusing - but great value if you want to play a nice looking space game. Definitely made me want a new Freespace game when I was playing it. Includes ground-attack missions, something I really wanted to do in Freespace.
My next space-flight sim fix is going to be the Freespace 2 Battlestar Galactiga mod. It looks like it'll be really cool.


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Old 11-22-2007, 12:24 AM   #46
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Record of Lodoss War for the Sega Dreamcast. Not a bad Diablo-esque game, but probably not worth your time if you're not a fan of Lodoss.

I remember playing Raiders of The Lost Ark at a friend's house way back when. I was only 5 or 6 at the time though and I don't think I got very far
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Old 11-24-2007, 02:57 PM   #47
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I have a couple that might qualify:

Qix, Game Boy (1990). Game was next to impossible at later stages, but fun.
Loom, PC (1990). Very fun adventure game by Lucasarts. Interesting magic system based on musical notes.
The Dig, PC (1995). Another adventure game by Lucasarts, this one was fascinating to play through. I liked the end a lot, and exploring the, uh, "dig" was very fun. Orchestral score.
Outlaws, PC (1997). Awesome soundtrack, and the cutscenes were fun. Like Dark Forces, except it's a Western.
Played them!
and a few more:
Jinxter: Still one othe funniest ever.
Legend of Faerghail: This was my first rpg on a computer.


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Old 11-24-2007, 06:45 PM   #48
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Record of Lodoss War for the Sega Dreamcast. Not a bad Diablo-esque game, but probably not worth your time if you're not a fan of Lodoss.
Never knew there was a game for that on the DC!
Well, i now have an excuse to play on my beloved Dreamcast again!

I have had Burning Rubber on the AMIGA OCS, pretty fun IMO.
Oh and on the PSX, Dracula II: The Last Sanctuary is quit a fun and addictive adventure game, i'd recommend it.

Another great game i remember from my youth is Zoombinis, very fun and very addictive.

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Old 11-25-2007, 02:40 AM   #49
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Another great game i remember from my youth is Zoombinis, very fun and very addictive.
Yeah, I played a LOT of Learning Company titles when I was younger, such as "Reading Blaster 2000."


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