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The_Liquid_Laser said:

Heh, I was reading your clues, and I think I could have gotten it by around clue 5, but I haven't logged on for a few days.

I really liked DQ Builders 1, and this game looks even better.  I am getting way behind on my Switch games though.  There are so many I want to play now, and this is one of them.  Right now I am starting to lean more toward shorter games.  This games looks really good though.  Oh well, I'd rather have too many good games to choose from than not enough.

You've guessed enough, the others needed a chance too.

And yeah, it is a good problem to have too many good games too choose from.



3DS-FC: 4511-1768-7903 (Mii-Name: Mnementh), Nintendo-Network-ID: Mnementh, Switch: SW-7706-3819-9381 (Mnementh)

my greatest games: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

10 years greatest game event!

bets: [1], [2], [3], [4]

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#1 Heroes of Might and Magic III
guessed by The_Liquid_Laser
platform Windows
release year 1999
developer/publisher New World Computing/3DO
genre turn based strategy
links Wikipedia
past years 2018: #1
2017: #1

With Katamari Damacy and Dragon Quest Builders 2 as contenders this year, I wasn't so sure if HoMM 3 would keep it's first place. But in the end, Heroes got the first pplace again. But it was close.

So this game is a great combination. You manage your resources, build your cities and send your heroes into the world, exploring, claiming artifacts, resources and troops and battling the enemy. Battle is a good tactical hexfield fight. This game gives a pretty good impression of you being an emperor controlling your lands in a fantasy world with magic. The different factions have so many mythical creatures battling on their side.

It is no problem, even these days, to pick up the game and create a random map to battle it out with a few CPU-players. Or to play the great single player campaigns again. It just still works.

The game is from the legendary strategy specialist dev New World Computing. They invented the whole sub-series of Heroes (apparently based on an earlier game by them, King's Bounty, which I probably should play one of these days). Sadly, as the mother company 3DO got into financial trouble it also meant the end of 3DO.

This works well under Linux with the Windows-emulator Wine, but there is also a project called VCMI that modernizes the engine and allow for modding. Ubisoft also released a HD remaster of the game. So plenty of options to play it today.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdJRKWfzpuA



3DS-FC: 4511-1768-7903 (Mii-Name: Mnementh), Nintendo-Network-ID: Mnementh, Switch: SW-7706-3819-9381 (Mnementh)

my greatest games: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

10 years greatest game event!

bets: [1], [2], [3], [4]

#1: Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Released in July this year for the Switch by Intelligent Systems, new on the list this year.

Three Houses is a marvellous achievement that feels like the climax of the series' revival that started with Awakening. It has a fantastically told story with numerous branching paths (what Fates attempted mediocrely, 3H does incredibly well) that makes you want numerous playthroughs and makes everything you do in game feel like it carries weight.

Three Houses' biggest strength comes from it's characters. A huge, diverse bunch who are all incredibly well characterised and developed, and who you come to care about deeply throughout the story. After my first playthrough, I made sure to recruit everybody possible on other playthroughs because I didn't want to have to kill them.

The game's music is another incredible strong point, there are nothing but fantastic tracks in the game, including my personal favourite battle themes of all time, particularly Chasing Daybreak.

I could go on for pages, but I'll leave it here. 3H is an incredible masterpiece, and my equal top game of all time.



#3
Hint 1: Plusle.
Hint 2: Got remade with too much water.



Flilix said:
#3
Hint 1: Plusle.
Hint 2: Got remade with too much water.

Pokémon Ruby/Sapphire?



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Guessed by Flilix

I still agree with Metacritic on this one, even after 21 years. I was there when it came out, probably the very first game I was really hyped about, and I haven't been as hyped as back then for anything since. I used to draw pictures of the game's box art so I could show it to family members hoping one of them would buy me this game. I needn't look far, because my mother had gotten it for Christmas. That box still has a prominent spot on my shelf. The game didn't disappoint, it's like if Miyamoto, Koizumi and Aonuma visited me personally at my house to ask what I want in a video game, because this one hits all the right notes. A large, open yet structured world with varied locations and tons of secrets to find and people to see, level and character designs above and beyond what you'd merely call 'inspired', a memorable soundtrack from start to finish and to top it off, the most epic scene ever in a video game. When I first opened the Door of Time, and there beyond lay a serene hexagonal chamber, empty with but a single ray of sunlight shining upon the pedestal that holds a legendary sword that had slept for ages; the Master Sword. And then you take it. If 'Super Mario 64' (#3) was "perfect", then what is better than perfect? It is surely 'Ocarina of Time'.

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Keybladewielder said:
Flilix said:
#3
Hint 1: Plusle.
Hint 2: Got remade with too much water.

Pokémon Ruby/Sapphire?

Correct! Well, it's actually Emerald, but I couldn't think for a good easy hint for that game specifically.



And finally, the best game of all time!


#1
Hint 1: Fight against lion centaurs.



Flilix said:

And finally, the best game of all time!


#1
Hint 1: Fight against lion centaurs.

Breath of the Wild



7

The Elders Scrolls V: Skyrim (Xbox 360)

One of the most impressive titles I've ever played, I could talk for hours about why I like it so much.

6

Castlevania: Symphony of the night (PS1)

Oh my, this touched my heart, I love every corner of this game.

5

God of war 2018 (PS4)

Another one that entered my heart and mind directly, I had chills in each scene.

4

Okami (PS2)

The number 6 and 5 make me very emotional, but this makes me cry, I don't care!!