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chris121580

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I'm not sure if it's held up or not but I remember loving The Getaway when it came out. Felt like playing through a Guy Ritchie movie
 

HamsterDude

Neo Member
I like Gokujou no Parodius a lot, for the Super Famicom. It's a fun shoot'em up in space where you can play as different Konami characters. I like to play as Upa-Upa flying around in outer space as a baby blasting stuff up. The levels are wacky and the renditions of classical music is superb.
 

Y0j1mb0

Member
The Club - One of the coolest friggin' games. Would kill for a current gen game like this. ( via the wiki ) The Club is played from a third-person perspective. The player must make their way through a level as quickly as possible, or defend one location and survive attacks from respawning enemies for a set amount of time. Gameplay is centered on a score mechanic where each kill acts as a bonus multiplier. Various kill methods, such as ricochets, head shots, and long range shots earn extra points. After each kill, the player has several seconds to get another kill before the bonus multiplier starts to reduce. This interval also reduces the higher the multiplier gets. Icons are scattered throughout each level, offering bonuses. Weapons, ammunition and health are present but the player is not rewarded for picking them up. The Club incorporates elements from racing video games, including time attack events.


Made by the now defunct Bizzarre Creations, who used to put out kick ass games like Project Gotham Racing series and even Geomatry Wars. The best thing about the game was the sheer speed in which you had to play the game to be proficient. it wasn't merely just racking kills, it was racking outlandish kills, the more spactacular the more points all while shooting hard to miss tokens, and trying to keep your combo multiplyer going to maximize your score. Which of course would be posted online on the leaderboards.

Highly underrated.
 
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F31 Leopard

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White Knight Chronicles 1 & 2 Multiplayer/Guild Rank Quest portion. Negative reception to the story overshadowed the best part of these games.

Ring of Red
Xenoblade Chronicles X
Binary Domain
Enthusia
 

UnNamed

18+ Member
I don't have a list of underrated games, but Vanishing Point on PSX was quite underrated at it's release.
 
Vampire Bloodlines.
A game that deserved more and has since earned it's status as being a cult game. But it should have done more when it released in 2004.

Shame it didn't get an xbox 360 port as that would have given more people a ways of playing it.
 

Poplin

Member
If you like SNES ARPGs... Have you tried Secret of Evermore? You'll heard a lot of people talk about the Mana series, but not much people seem to remember his cousin from the west.

Also, OST by Jeremy Soule. Good shit, and good game.
it was ok, but not my fave. probably because i wanted more secret of mana, which was on me. Also still havent played terranigma; sadly EU/emulation only. Waiting for a way to play it officially on my TV/handheld.
 

Poplin

Member
Man gaia,soulblzer and Terranigm were all amazing games.I need to replay them again..Never played alundra I need to get it a try.

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For Me, Crystalis NES


At one point in the game you can ride a dolphin and fight enemies. People always talk about Zelda but never Crystalis which I think is better (love both alot tho)

dude you area in for a treat with alundra. i dont think anyone has done the 2D isometric action jrpg as well as they did. and if you liked the soulblazer trilogy, you'll also love alundra for its tone.
 

lem0n

Member
Apex for the OG Xbox. It was a fun racing game where you could start your own car company and choose from a number of original designs for each performance tier and race them. It was overshadowed by Forza, PGR, Midnight Club, Need for Speed etc. I have fond memories of playing through it.
 

TheInfamousKira

Reseterror Resettler
Okay. My picks would be

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
First game in the trilogy to have actual quests (lots of fetch stuff, but some are pretty interesting and even have split paths) and a pretty open world. Not huge, but interconnected, changing with the time of day, and can be basically be tackled in any order. It's a far cry from the linearity of FFXIII. Battle system is cool, and a natural extension of the Paradigm Shift system, which was probably the most intuitive part of the first two XIII games. Music is awesome, as usual. And there's a lot of pretty cool references to past games. That, and a couple of unique ideas (like the ability to make monsters go extinct) and a time mechanic ripped basically wholesale from Majora's Mask, and it's a pretty rough gem.


Kingdom Hearts: Re: Chain of Memories/Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories
Basically the closest KH has ever come to being a "classic," turn based RPG. The battle system is card based, with cards power relating to the number printed on the face, from 0-9. Playing a higher number than your opponent breaks their card, which can stun or otherwise disadvantage them. The player can put up to 3 cards in one action creating a Sleight (three Fire cards make one Firaga, etc) and by end game you can pull off some pretty cool moves, including Final Fantasy staples like Mega Flare and Zantetsuken. The game even includes a second campaign with Riku, who plays pretty distinctly from Sora, kind of a Dante/Vergil deal. The story, including the Disney elements all tie around the theme of memory and how it's related to identity, and if you get past the Nomura weirdness (or just play it as a standalone) it's pretty mature for the standard KH fare. Most streamers skip it during their KH playthroughs opting to watch the cutscenes instead, and I feel that's the crowning achievement of the game, because it's mostly GAME, saving the word salad storyline for segments before and after levels.
 

TintoConCasera

Gold Member
it was ok, but not my fave. probably because i wanted more secret of mana, which was on me. Also still havent played terranigma; sadly EU/emulation only. Waiting for a way to play it officially on my TV/handheld.
Oh yeah, the pal and ntsc bullshit.

There seems to be a patch for Terranigma tho, have you tried it?

 

Hestar69

Member
dude you area in for a treat with alundra. i dont think anyone has done the 2D isometric action jrpg as well as they did. and if you liked the soulblazer trilogy, you'll also love alundra for its tone.
It's on my to playlist this year along with chrono trigger and cross.look forward to playing them finally.
 

killatopak

Gold Member


Wasn’t known much because it was stuck in the Saturn and didn’t release outside Japan.

Definitely one of my favorite games just like every Kamitani game.
 

Otre

Member


Criticized too harshly for not being Zelda or God of War. It was an unique mix of open world and an RTS with an incredible atmosphere and a good story. I still hope for a sequel someday.
 
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STARSBarry

Gold Member


Wasn’t known much because it was stuck in the Saturn and didn’t release outside Japan.

Definitely one of my favorite games just like every Kamitani game.

I was really hoping it was going to come with 13 Sentinals like in Japan, but yeah... guess I'm stuck waiting until someone decides to greenlight a remaster.
 

SSfox

Lies about why mods reply ban and warn me.
I guess there are few, one recent i'd say is DQ11, game came around Spiderman launch, i felt like the only one on earth that was way more excited for DQ11 than Spiderman.

It was pretty lame that retard enix didn't make a proper ultimate edition for the game on PS4, i mean they release that switch version on PS4 with the extra content and all, but the graphics are mind-blowingly awful compare to the native PS4 version.

Spiderman PS4 is very good, bought the edition with DLCs few months later, while enjoyed the game a lot, didn't change that DQ11 was the best games between the 2.

final fantasy 15 gets a lot of hate but i liked it

chrono cross is underrated for sure as well compared to other jrpgs

Alundra is also a game know one knows about and its probably the best classic zelda alternative, im surprised sony never decided to reboot alundra
Loved FF15 too.
 

killatopak

Gold Member
I was really hoping it was going to come with 13 Sentinals like in Japan, but yeah... guess I'm stuck waiting until someone decides to greenlight a remaster.
I think the game was ported on the psp but it still wasn’t translated. Maybe a japanese PS+ would have a port.

I don’t know how the new ps+ works because I’m not subscribed to it but if it enhances ports like say the xbox bc ones then maybe that’s the best shot especially since it’s already 16:9 unlike Saturn’s 4:3.
 
Wow, 98% positive on Steam.

It's shockingly good. Like Mario 64 levels of balance on some of these challenges.

I'm playing on Switch and the gyro control is flawless.

The game is so fast that I'm not sure people could easily play it with just dual stick. M&K or Gyro is optimal.

I don't even like first person games, but it's just damn addicting.
 

Archaic101

Neo Member
I loved The Forgotten City. I can't even really put my finger on the appeal, as the mechanics, story, etc. all sat at about a 7/10 for me. Still, it all comes together really well, and it was just great fun running through a Groundhog Day-esque situation in a Roman city. I also loved that it was only a few hours long...Short games are my bag now that I'm 40+.
 
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