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Archibald's Adventures, it is very fun platformer/puzzle/action with a lot of content (over 200 unique levels), great controls, great atmosphere, great 2D grafix, great music, I can't recommend it enough.



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Deus Ex (2000) - a game that pushes the boundaries of what the video game medium is capable of to a degree unmatched to this very day.

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Probably Audiosurf. I will always champion Audiosurf. It's just pure and simple fun, plus you're listening to your favorite music at the same time. It can also be intense as all hell with fast or complex songs, which gives you that old-school rush that arcade games used to give you decades ago.

I've told this story before, but one year my sister and niece were staying at my house over Christmas. That was at the crest of the Wii craze and that's what she got for Christmas. My family was here, about 10 people for our annual party. They started on the Wii, but I had my PC in the living room at the time and I fired up Audiosurf as an extra activity. Within a short period, everyone was gathered around the PC and taking turns on Audiosurf while Wii Sports sat there unused.



Blades of Time. Like many games, I bought it because it featured a hot girl on the cover. The time travel aspect was unique and really fun. Wound up loving this game

Mercenary Force on Gameboy. Basically a side scrolling shooter but you chose different classes based on what you could afford. You chose 4 (or maybe it was 5) mercenaries and you could change their formation on the fly. Some guys only shot horizontally. Others shot at an diagonally. Some only vertically. Game was over when all of you team was dead. It was fun.

I can name dozens more.



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Probably Killer 7, although I still don't understand what the stroy is even about.

I like it for the style and the crazyness. It's hard to describe with words.



Gameplay > Graphics

Substance > Style

Art Direction > Realism

mZuzek said:

Not quite obscure, but Thumper doesn't get nearly as much love as it deserves. As a rhythm game it's just about as good as it gets, awesome music, awesome mechanics, awesome artstyle, everything about is amazing.

That game is amazing but stressful! The slightest stimulation from something outside the game, the gentlest noise possible, can cause me to have my beat balance thrown off haha. I still haven't beaten it cause of this. But that story!



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I remember playing a game on N64 (I think?) And I just remember Mount Fuji (or something like that) being where this little town was set, and he was a fat, sword weilding dude that looked like Yajirobi from Dragon Ball. I cannot remember any other details and it has bothered my brain for years because I don't remember the game, but I enjoyed playing it immensly as a kid! If anyone knows what this is I will be happy!

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Sacrifice. Rated as one of the best games of all time... But sadly seems forgotten to the marches of time.
Was a Hybrid RTS game.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacrifice_(video_game)






Was visually impressive almost 20 years ago as well.



Dulfite said:
I remember playing a game on N64 (I think?) And I just remember Mount Fuji (or something like that) being where this little town was set, and I wasn't his fat sword weliding dude that looked like Yajirobi from Dragon Ball. I cannot remember any other details and it has bothered my brain for years because I don't remember the game, but I enjoyed playing it immensly as a kid! If anyone knowz what this is I will be happy!



Gameplay > Graphics

Substance > Style

Art Direction > Realism

GoOnKid said:
Dulfite said:
I remember playing a game on N64 (I think?) And I just remember Mount Fuji (or something like that) being where this little town was set, and I wasn't his fat sword weliding dude that looked like Yajirobi from Dragon Ball. I cannot remember any other details and it has bothered my brain for years because I don't remember the game, but I enjoyed playing it immensly as a kid! If anyone knowz what this is I will be happy!

You are my hero! I am now reading about this great memory from my childhood!



Also, Chameleon Twist! Anyone remember that?