Game of the Year

By Vehementi
Feb 10, 2002
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  1. Arris

    Arris TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,534   +92

    MOH:AA I feel is a little shorter (single player of course) but its worth getting it if you have a decent graphics card just to play the omaha beach level :) Its a stunner.
    I really like the AI comrades you get in some missions and the lack of "zombies" made it more believable. Also the sound for all the weapons is stunning, that and driving around in a King Tiger tank blowing up buildings is quite fun too....
  2. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,245

    I agree with you Arris, I only played the demo but all my friends who played said it was great just a bit short on levels. I liked the demo alot, just haven't had the chance to go buy it yet.
  3. Ai Hate

    Ai Hate Newcomer, in training Posts: 321

    Details of MOH:AA and Ghost Recon games endings coming up in this post. Look away if you don't want to know about them (even though there isn't much revealed apart from their lameness, scroll down the post if you want to continue reading - Arris













    and the ending sucks! you just jump on the train and... THE END!?
    com'on! why can't they torture their brain cells a bit more and come up with a summary of the war or stuff like that!? :dead:
    just like Ghost Recon... it's like "oh yeah! the game's finished! lets just put up 'THE END', show the credits screen and go out to have some beer!" :puke:
  4. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,245

    Yeah there is nothing in gaming that makes me madder than a lame ending. Was it Doom that at the end when you defeted the satan thing, just when you got the warm and fuzzies, you walked up the stairs and thought the game was gonna be over and you where attacked and the game ended with you being the looser ? Which then lead into Doom 2. If I remember just before the credits rolled it says something like "what's this, you thought you could win, you thought it would be different ?" That was a good ending....made me come back for more.....
  5. Demiurg

    Demiurg Newcomer, in training Posts: 86

    Hehe, this is a great topic in it's own right - the best and worst endings ever.

    "ONCE YOU BEAT THE BIG BADGUYS AND CLEAN OUT THE MOON BASE YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO WIN, AREN'T YOU? AREN'T YOU? WHERE'S YOUR FAT REWARD AND TICKET HOME? WHAT THE HECK IS THIS? IT'S NOT SUPPOSED TO END THIS WAY!

    IT STINKS LIKE ROTTEN MEAT, BUT LOOKS LIKE THE LOST DEIMOS BASE. LOOKS LIKE YOU'RE STUCK ON THE SHORES OF HADES. THE ONLY WAY OUT IS THROUGH.

    TO CONTINUE THE DOOM EXPERIENCE, PLAY THE SHORES OF HADES AND ITS AMAZING SEQUEL, INFERNO!"

    And Inferno ended with happy music and a pan over green fields -then the music turned insane and you saw a ruined, burning city followed by a bunny head on a stake. :eek:
  6. Th3M1ghtyD8

    Th3M1ghtyD8 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 794

    Medal of Honor would be GOTLY but was released in 2k2, so doesn't count. My vote goes to RTCW, even though it was a bit of a disappointment. As for flashpoint, no jump key, shot instantly - need I say more?
  7. Arris

    Arris TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,534   +92

    I myself prefer the half way realism of MOH but flashpoint is much more of a simulation than a game. Its acutally being used for training of team leaders in the US Forces from what I remember. I have played a little of Flashpoint and it is a good product but I think the likes of Ghost Recon, MOH and RTCW found favor with gamers because of the easy learning curve and instant playability which when you have a game AI team leader shouting "Enemy soldier at 7 O'Clock, Soldier 1 take him out" you first think "My 7 O'Clock or his?", "Where's 12 O'Clock? I am disorientated". It just doesn't have the same appeal ;)
  8. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,245

    See now thats a good enging, one that you don't see comming, your right, thats what it said there.

    I also like the middle of Half Life where Gordon goes thru the door and is attacked in total darkness.

    In Half Life Blue Shield, there is a level where you are locked in a closet, if you jump up on the box and look out the window, you see the guards dragging gordon off.
  9. Epidemic

    Epidemic Newcomer, in training

    Duke nukem 3d should be the best game of the year 2001

    That is because DNF is not out yet, giving them the title would perhaps give them the incentive to start coding and stop dragging their feet. GEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEZZZZZZZZZZE!!!!
  10. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,245

    Even though I am a big Duke fan, game of the year 2001 it should not get, mabee GOTY 1995 or 96, If they wait to many more years, no one is gonna remember who Duke was.
  11. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    Allthough a lame ending is bad, reading about it before getting to it sucks a lot too. Might want to warn about spoilers next time :dead:
     
  12. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,245

    Mabee you should have not read it then ?? :) ;)
  13. Arris

    Arris TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,534   +92

    Well what about people that haven't finished Doom :haha:
    Its not that bad saying that it finishes with "The End". Its not like reading the last page of a book to someone...
    I'm sure nobody will stop playing just cause they know that both games have "The End" at the end of them ;)
  14. Epidemic

    Epidemic Newcomer, in training

    now duke 3d had an ending. It was explained in the beginning.
    A threat made by the nukester himself.

    Now that was an innovative end and one the 3d realms should be proud of.

    "im gonna --- off ---- ---- and ---- down ---- ---- for taking our women"


    Vote for Duke 3d to give them the incentive to finish their current project DNF. Hey I am not getting any younger here.

    DNF for 2001 best game. because no one has come up with such a colorfull ending.
  15. Ai Hate

    Ai Hate Newcomer, in training Posts: 321

    it's not that bad, but it just doesn't reward the player for spending days to finish the game. when it's finished, i go "huh? it's finished???" :confused:
    endings don't have to be some classy CG movie, just sth to wrap up the whole story...
    from all the games i played, Ghost Recon and MOH:AA are the games with the worst endings (but the gameplay is very good).
  16. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,245

    Ok, I will agree to that. I do remember when Duke came out and I don't think it can be argued that Duke changed FPS's forever. I remember buying the demo at a trade show and showing it to my friends and they just looked and listened in disbelief. It was fun to run around the game and figure out all the little things hidden in plain sight.

    Anyone remember O.J.'s bronco chase in the game, just to name an example ??
  17. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,245

    Ok, I had completely forgot of this game. I really enjoyed playing it all the way thru. I had the plot figured out very early. Anyway, it's No One Lives Forever. I thought it was very well done....any thoughts ??
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