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Help A Fellow Hardcore Gamer Flesh Out His Library

10-09-2010, 09:16 AM
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Help A Fellow Hardcore Gamer Flesh Out His Library

Let's cut to the chase: I need games.

Not just *any* games, though; I need hardcore games.

I need games with either amazing multiplayer, deep RPG elements, fantastic replay value, jaw-dropping graphics and quality, excellent controls, or perhaps a combination of the above.

Games I Have (that I love):

Monkey Island 1+2 SE
Beneath A Steel Sky
N.O.V.A.
Warpgate
Zenonia 1 + 2
Warfare Inc. (infinite content and huge community)
Plants vs. Zombies
Space Invaders: Infinity Gene (huge sh'mup fan and a retro fan as well)
Space Miner
Final Fantasy 1 + 2 (Nostalgia)
Chaos Rings
Civilization Revolution (I don't understand how to play...It's so confusing...)
Street Fighter IV (Soooooo Gooooood)
Sword and Poker 1 + 2 (Amazing little gems)
Tilt to Live (some of the best replayability I've ever seen).
Yipe5 (severely underrated little indie RPG)
Choice of the Dragon + Choice of Broadsides (Brings me back to my childhood)
Glider 2 (Aesthetic)
Soosiz (Totally Shigeru Miyamoto)
ABCA (formerly "LEXIC" - amazing game)
Sword of Fargoal
Underworlds

I'm looking for serious, engrossing games - super time-sinks, either through their massive depth (RPGs) or their multiplayer fun (stuff like Nova or Dinosmash) or their infinite replayability (Street Fighter IV, Tilt to Live).


Yes, I have Pocket God / Doodle Jump.
No, I don't really like them.

THE GAUNTLET HAS BEEN THROWN.

Now, blow me away.

Sincerely,

Null
10-09-2010, 09:18 AM
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Wrong forums, but let the mods move it.

Anyway, The Quest is one I could recommend, the deepest RPG in the store. Monster RPG 2 is also fun.

10-09-2010, 09:19 AM
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Flesh?

Boiler Up!
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10-09-2010, 09:31 AM
#4
The Quest should definitely be there.
There's more where Choice of Dragon/Broadsides came from
Tilt To Live
Real Racing
Highborn
Slay
Super Quick Hook
Hook Champ
Undercroft
Gamebook 1: Assassain in Orlandes
GB2: Necromancer
GB3: Rema
GB4: Revenant (coming soon)
Nethack
Inethack
Slash 'Em
Sword and Poker 1/2
Puzzle Quest
Fastar
SEED 1/2
Prisoner 84
Duke Nukem 3D
COD Zombies
Archetype
Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunter
Ninja Chicken
Necromancer Rising
Doodle God

Have a look at Naruto RPG!
Look at Gamebook Adventures for iPhone/iPod/iPad!
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10-09-2010, 09:46 AM
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LostLegend:

I already have Sword and Poker 1/2, Tilt to Live, FASTAR, etc.

Never heard of nethack / inethack / prisoner 84. Good, I take it?
10-09-2010, 09:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Nullroar View Post
LostLegend:

I already have Sword and Poker 1/2, Tilt to Live, FASTAR, etc.

Never heard of nethack / inethack / prisoner 84. Good, I take it?
Soz, I just listed every good game I had without comparing lists xD

nethack/inethack are roguelike variations - iNethack being the tougher and more interesting and easier to use.
Prisoner 84 is a survival horror game. (I think I'm the only one not to finish it... xD)

Have a look at Naruto RPG!
Look at Gamebook Adventures for iPhone/iPod/iPad!
I do app descriptions for free
10-09-2010, 10:00 AM
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Joined: Jun 2010
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Originally Posted by Nullroar View Post
Let's cut to the chase: I need games.

Not just *any* games, though; I need hardcore games.

I need games with either amazing multiplayer, deep RPG elements, fantastic replay value, jaw-dropping graphics and quality, excellent controls, or perhaps a combination of the above.
...
I'm looking for serious, engrossing games - super time-sinks, either through their massive depth (RPGs) or their multiplayer fun (stuff like Nova or Dinosmash) or their infinite replayability (Street Fighter IV, Tilt to Live).

THE GAUNTLET HAS BEEN THROWN.

Now, blow me away.
...
Easy answer: Knights of the Phantom Castle.

The Hardcore game of the app store. Many levels are very fun to replay. Very challenging, not sure anyone beat it yet (if you do please post in iPad thread of this universal game). It's not deep RPG but there's a real RPG mood. The controls are very good but difficult because you didn't practice them in another game.

Some other suggestions:
  • Spirit (great game and great replay value)
  • R Type (any fan of shmup should try it)
  • Warblade (great replay value)
  • Undercroft (Good general turn based RPG with a nice length)
  • Puzzle Quest (Very long, sort of RPG)

EDIT: I haven't practice multiplayer myself but tried it a bit and got fascinated by its zero gravity first person shooter implementation: Exo-Planet.

EDIT2:
I have some more suggestion but I suspect they won't match that well your preferences:
  • Ynth or Beyond Ynth (Difficult great action puzzle game)
  • The Settlers (perhaps you'll enjoy more than Civilization Revolution)
  • Block Breaker Deluxe 2 (High re playability)
  • Return to the Mysterious Island (Challenging Adventure Game)

Last edited by Qordobo; 10-09-2010 at 10:23 AM.
10-09-2010, 10:03 AM
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Undercroft! How do you not have that? It's free, even.

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10-09-2010, 10:06 AM
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Undercroft! How do you not have that? It's free, even.
Well according to post #5 he seems have it already, perhaps he didn't enjoyed that much.
10-09-2010, 10:42 AM
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For a RPG game i'd reconmend Crimson Gem Sage. Be warned though, the menu system does take a short time to work out and it can get frustrating at times, but it takes hours to finish (took me nearly 40hrs) and the story line is epic.
For multiplayer fps, Modern Combat 2 is pretty good.