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DraigUK 9th April 2010, 18:03 Quote
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Originally Posted by azrael-
That's called an adventure game. Now, say it slowly with me: ad-ven-ture. :p

Now, say this slowly with me while looking in a mirror "I will call it what I want".

Wh-at-I-wa-nt-not-you-.com

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Pookeyhead 10th April 2010, 00:23 Quote
The good old days :) I really do mean that as well. Something that was inspiring back then is just missing in games now. Elite may look absolute gash compared to modern games, but the game play would embarrass the best of the best today. I would happily play Elite now... in fact, I shall look at the above link and see if I can do just that. Elite, was, and in my mind, still is the best game ever.

Team17 brings back memories also. Alien Breed was epic, as was the sequel. The final 3D version wasn't that great though. The Amiga wasn't up to the job ( Even the AGA chipset of the 1200 which at the time was pretty good).

I urge... no, BEG you youngsters to play Elite. See past the craptastic graphics, and just immerse yourself in the game play. It's one of the few games that TRULY deserves the honorific of "epic".
azrael- 10th April 2010, 01:16 Quote
Never could get into Elite tbh...

As for Alien Breed 3D, or anything 3D á la Doom on the Amiga, there was a specific reason it failed (as in, ran too slowly) while it worked on a PC.

The Amiga's graphics subsystem handled graphics in an altogether different way to the PC back then. The Amiga used bit planes, i.e. for a 256 colour image 8 layers of bits the size of a given resolution were stacked on top of each other. The PC, on the other hand, supported "chunky pixel" graphics mode, where all 8 bits were packed into 1 byte making it much faster at accessing and altering the individual pixels. These days, chunky pixels are hardly used with PCs either, at least to my knowledge. Pixel processing power has increased to such a degree that it's pretty much irrelevant whether the data is stored in planes or chunks.
Initialised 13th April 2010, 02:44 Quote
My nominations:
Clyde Radcliffe Exterminates All the Unfriendly Repulsive Earth-Ridden Slime (aka Creatures by Apex Twins)
http://www.mobygames.com/game/clyde-radcliffe-exterminates-all-the-unfriendly-repulsive-earth-
Last Ninja III (by System 3 invented the Action Adventure genre without it Lara Croft would not exist)
http://www.system3.com/index.jsp?i=682&s=1111
Speedball 2 (C64 version is still more fun than the recent PC rehash and faster than the Atari & Amiga versions, EA should take lessons for their annual Ice Hockey, Football games)
http://www.mobygames.com/game/c64/speedball-2-brutal-deluxe
IK+ (by System 3 best beat-em-up ever)
http://www.system3.com/index.jsp?i=750&s=1111
Stunt Car Racer (by Geoff Crammond, first true 3D racer)
http://www.classic-pc-games.com/c64/games/stunt_car_racer.html
benjamyn 13th April 2010, 04:19 Quote
Don't forget about Dundee's awesome Crackdown on Xbox 360 :)
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