"Legendary" games or franchises you have not played.

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  1. FAST6191
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    As the topic title says- earlier this morning was the usual couple of times a year scan the top games for a system/all time lists to see if there is something I felt like playing (either replaying or had missed out on) and despite having done this several times now there are still loads of games so I thought some discussion on the supposedly legendary games or franchises you have not played for whatever reason would be good here.
    Feel free also to include games you started and did not get far in or indeed games you picked up several years after the fact as it were. If you want you can include games you were only 5 years old at the time of release but that is perhaps not as relevant- some arcade classics aside (even if it was just a flash based knockoff it is damn near mandatory to have played most of the early arcade games).

    If you want to make a list do so, make a list with justifications do so and if you simple want to pull someone up on something (try and keep it civil) do so and equally many of these games are standards for their genre so if you have a suggestion for another title to play do that as well.

    Me- countless amounts of free time then and to this day, no internal "only newest games" mindset, at least I hope no "it is popular and therefore I can not be seen to be playing it" mindset, a high end computer, emulation ("real hardware" means little to me- I have a CRT monitor if necessary and third party pads were the order of the day) and ability/desire to mod consoles myself (as well as warranties just being a bit of paper they stuff in like adverts) if not along with everything that compliments such a skillset realistically means I can not justifiably say "I did not get the chance to play this" but that is me.
    I am ignoring some of the more modern online "only" (token efforts at a campaign do not count) shooters (thinking stuff like arma), to some extents I am ignoring sequels (I have not played a tomb raider game aside from a quick spin on one of the DS ones in years for instance) and MMO type games for the most part as they have no real appeal these days for me- world of warcraft just feels like a poor if somewhat polished retread of 90s PC RPGS with some better co-op and maybe a slightly larger level.
    Likewise I am willing to suffer quite a bit for a game (thinking control, camera and the like as well as "bad" games") despite the option to play just about anything (similar logic to watching "bad" films).


    I sense most of this is going to be a SNES, wii and PS2/PS3 list despite having emulation or access to them during and at present.
    No order at all for this one.

    • Pretty much all SNES titles that did not appear on the megadrive/genesis. This despite emulation being the main reason I started down learning how computers work.
    • God of War- I have not consciously even seen it run in a shop.
    • Metal gear solid- I can not stand football games yet I can sit there when they are played. Not so for metal gear solid.
    • Final Fantasy X and the main series beyond aside from a quick spin of FF12 and maybe an hour of FF13. I had not really played any final fantasy games until the late PS1 era either.
    • Forza and gran turismo- I like car racing games for some reason but these bored me silly.
    • Kingdom hearts- it joins the ranks of things that induce narcolepsy in me.
    • Fable- can not get into them.
    • Anachronox- about the only thing I am ashamed to have on this list.
    • Ultima- if there was going to be a second thing I am ashamed about it would be this.
    • Viewtiful Joe- never played it.
    • Mount and blade
    • Demon’s Souls
    • The total war series beyond the first and expansion to it.
    • Most mario games- the first for the NES, mario 64, NSMB and mario sunshine (although I only finished that a month ago.... pianta village designers I can only offer kudos to through gritted teeth) are the only ones I can claim to have completed.
    • Most call of duty games.
    • Little big planet- I have spent more time playing incredible machine clones than I care to think about. Not this though.
    • Half life- knocked the second + expansions out over a weekend about a year and a half ago. Underwhelming to say the least. More amusingly I actually owned the first.
    • Shenmue 2- traded my RE4 title on the gamecube for the xbox version with a friend. Never played it.
    • Team fortress/counterstrike- the originals at least came out about the time I was interested in online PC games. Never played them.
    • Most Zelda games- I have played the GBA entries that were original games, zelda DX, wind waker and the N64 titles but none of the others (aside from the 30 seconds it took to use the twilight hack). The only one that really bugs me is that I have not played much of the oracles titles on the GBC.
    • Disgaea- even before standard JRPG fatigue hit (thankfully games like Resonance of fate and many of the other 360 JRPGs appeared) I did not play this.
    • Far Cry 1
    • The sims- many an hour did I play Bullfrog and maxis games but I could not stand this.
    • Sam and Max
    • Uncharted
    • Devil may cry- countless games of the genre and not this beyond about 20 minutes of the first.
    • We ? Katamari- I have played more esoteric/DMT trip type games than I care to think about but never this.
    • Killer 7
    • Mercenaries
    • Jak and daxter
    • Timesplitters
    • Any Mario RPG title (I know it probably falls under my mario list but I mention it anyway).
    • Fire Emblem- shining (force) is one of my favourite franchises.
    • BioShock- I liked system shock and the idea appeals but I never did it.
    • Most splinter cell games- I really like the ones I have played but for whatever reason I have not played anywhere near them all.
    • Silent hill- never got around to it.
    • F-zero- never played one and I like fast racing games.
    • Dragon age origins- got swept aside with all the other RPGs released last year and the year before and I never got around to it.
    • Shadow Of The Colossus and most team ico games and games like them- again never got around to it
    • Chrono trigger- hearing people harp on about it I played it for a few hours and promptly forgot everything about it. Were it a film it would join the still less than 10 films I have turned off before the end.

    Enough of my list though (it could go on) so I will end with Saturn bomberman- I play megadrive or PCE bomberman to this day but it took me ages to sort this out (as in less than a year ago).
     
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    There would be too many to count, so I'll just say the one that comes to mind.

    Persona 4.

    Also Killer 7, even if I don't understand half of what that game means.
     
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    fast.... an impressive list

    personally;
    i hadnt played the mass effect series up untill last week.

    -the metroid series
    -sam and max
    -mother/earthbound

    these are the few that come to mind... there are heaps though.
     
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    God, there is way too many to count. Even if you narrowed it down to one system, I still couldn't list them all, or enough that it gives a good idea of what I played.
     
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    Pretty much all the games on the 360 and PS3. I don't own either of them (my brother owns the PS3, but I don't live with him) So I haven't played that many games on them, unless I played them at a friend's house.
    Most of the PS1 games. I got the PS1 when the PS3 was released.
    Metal gear solid, I played one and didn't like it
    God of War - I own it, but then got distracted by .hack
    Lucas Art games, never got into them
    Mother/Earthbound, I recently got my hands on that game and then got distracted by Super Mario Bro's 25th Anniversary and Cave Story >.< I need to stop getting distracted so easily!
     
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    I have spent countless hours on playing Heroes of Might and Magic 2, and more recently 5.
    Also, what about Civilziation style games? Age of Empires 3?

    On the DS, try Monster Tale, or Radiant Historia, although my favourite game on this console will always be Contact
     
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    Mother, Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts...
     
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    Out of your list, these four apply to me too.
    I never got what's so fun about TF2, I found it boring rather.
    In Zelda games, I've only been able to finish the ones that use the Wind Waker art style and Twilight Princess, even though I've started all other at some point, I always lose interest.
    Disgaea, I actually finished the second one and when I did I realised the game (and most other NIS games) was very shallow, and now I find myself wondering why people like it so much.
    Fire Emblem, I usually quit because someone dies and my gaming OCD prevents me from having a character die >=(.
    And now for some of my own...
    Most SNES Squaresoft RPGs that don't have "Final Fantasy" in the title (SaGa 2, 3, Treasure Hunter G, Live A Live et al), I've started many of them numerous times ut some other thing (be it a game or life itself) makes me put them on hold and then never play them again.
    Front Mission series, I've only played the first and third one and while I liked them the same thing that happens above happens here. Once I finish the PSN version of Parasite Eve I'm hoping to download and beat Front Mission III though.
    Romancing SaGa (PS2). Back when it came out I think I got the ONE copy that was in my country. I literally asked for it in every game shop I could and only found it in one. Once I got it I found myself feeling over and underwhelmed. Overwhelmed by all of the game's mechanics and multiple storylines and underwhelmed because it wasn't what I thought it was. In the end I traded it in and bought a bunch of other games (I think at that time I bought Xenosaga III, Grandia III and Suikoden V, out of those three I only finished the first one, but someday just like Romancing SaGa...), however I find myself wanting to give it another chance. Too bad I no longer own a PS2, and I doubt I could get it running at full speed ):.
    There's probably a lot more but I can't remember them all right now, know that most are RPGs though! [​IMG]
     
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    Team Fortress 2 (only tried the demo)
    Castlevania
    Metroid (especially the ones with twisty windy dungeons)
    Ultima
    God of War
    Devil May Cry
    Half-Life 2
    Little Big Planet (tried the demo for 2, meh)
    Suikoden (I have it on PSN though)
     
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    Metal Gear Solid
    F-Zero
    and Chrono Trigger

    Just some that I can tell from reading above users lol...
     
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    I think the only "big" franchises that I haven't played would be Final Fantasy (the main 1-9 titles) and We ♥ Katamari. I've played Call of Duty and a few others before, but I don't like them, nor have I really played them for more than an hour.
     
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    What a great idea for a thread!

    Here's my (apparently huge) list:

    Boktai - While it's a fun and novelty game I never was good at stealth(y) games. I own both Boktai 1 and 2, though.

    Call of Duty - I don't really like shooters and the more realistic they get, in terms of setting, the less.

    Chrono Trigger - Got pretty far on the DS version but somehow lost interest after a while. Although I plan to finish it one day.

    Day of the Tentacle - I own it but never actually got around to play it properly.

    Disgaea - I'm not really into SRPGs and this seems a fairly complicated one.

    Dragon Quest - Only ever played and finished IX, but loved that one.

    Final Fantasy - Never finished any of them (not even VII) because I always lost interest after some time.

    Fire Emblem - Tried the GBA ones but never could get the hang of it.

    God of War - Played the PSP ones, but never finished any of them because I got bored.

    Katamari - Although I really dig the game's design and art direction I never could get the hang of the controls (especially not on the PSP one, which I bought).

    Killer 7 - Somehow I didn't finish this either, even though I still own it.

    Kingdom Hearts - Tried to play the GBA, DS and PSP one but didn't really like it. The card fighting on the GBA was especially boring, imo.

    Mario RPGs - Never finished any of them, despite starting some.

    Metal Gear Solid - Not really my type of game.

    Metal Slug - I played some of them on MAME but never finished any, too hard for me.

    Mother - Started to play all of them, but never finished any.

    Pokémon - Never finished any of them, even though I actually bought some.

    Resident Evil - Never could get a hang of the awkward controls of the earlier games. I own the GC remake of RE, RE 0, RE4 (for GC and Wii) and RE5 though.

    Secret of Mana - Just recently started playing it on my PSP but I'm not sure if I'll stick with it long enough to finish it, which is strange actually, as the original Seiken Densetsu (the GB one and it's GBA remake) are some of my favourite games.

    Shadow of the Colossus/Ico - Never got around to playing them because I never had a PS2.

    Shenmue - Since I never got a Dreamcast I haven't played neither this nor the sequel. Also, DCs are quite cheap now, but I don't know if I would want to start a trilogy of games of which only two were released.

    Silent Hill - Since I never had a PS1 or PS2, I just played a little of Origins on the PSP, but not longer than about 20-30 minutes.

    The Sims - Never played any of the many iterations.

    Ultima - Never played any of them.

    Viewtiful Joe - (Also) Never played it.

    Zelda - I didn't complete any of the Zelda games that weren't released on handhelds (namely: Wind Waker, Twilight Princess, Zelda 1, Zelda II, Ocarina of Time, Majora's Mask) although I at least started playing most of them and own all of them except for Twilight Princess. The only handheld iterations I still haven't finished are the Oracle ones, which, despite buying both of them at launch, I just recently started. Also, Four Swords doesn't count. [​IMG]
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    There are probably more games I missed out on, but I think it's better to stop now.
     
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    "I have spent countless hours on playing Heroes of Might and Magic 2, and more recently 5."

    Interesting. Heroes 2 (once expansions were installed at least) was by far my favourite of those I played (I really did like the ancient/original version of kings bounty mind and I accidentally ended up playing a clone that was also brilliant but they were different games to heroes), 3 I can take or leave and 4 was OK but felt unbalanced compared to 2 but I never went in for 5. Maybe I will.
    On the main might and magic front I pretty much only put any time into VII (I think this game is probably what informs my opinion of world of warcraft the most) but I am told VIII was not brilliant/very different and having played the others on various emulators they were much the same and/or less refined.
    The GBC version of warriors of might and magic aside I have no played any of the spinoffs either.

    Age of Empires 3... not sure about this one. I might have played it but I do not really have any fond memories of it. The first two were fine LAN games and I played them loads with friends.

    Oh yeah add parasite eve to that list. I doubt I could even tell you what they are about.

    Fahrenheit/indigo prophecy should probably also feature but that time was the time of deus ex.

    Also I was trying to remember it when I was looking up killer 7 but I also could not get along with XIII.
     
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    Every single RPG with the exception of pokemon and zelda.
    I just seem to hate RPG's.
     
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    Except Zelda games are not RPGs. They're action/adventure.
     
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    •Metal Gear Solid. I tried but I just can't.
    •System Shock 2. Didn't really like it. And I'm not a fan of FPS/RPG cross.
    •Fallout 3. Same as above.
    •Half Life 2. My PC can't run it. Yes. My PC can't run it ;_;
    •Mother titles. Never felt like playing them.
    •Uncharted. I don't like it how it plays.
    •Gears of War. Same as above.
    •Devil May Cry titles. Don't have the systems. Will eventually.
    •Silent Hill. Never had a chance.
    •F-Zero. Didn't know about it until a while ago (didn't feel like investigating about Captain Falcon from SSB either). I actually love how F-Zero GX plays. Might get a Wii and try it out some day after I get the better systems (no, not PS3/360).
    •Persona titles. Never had a chance.
    •Little Big Planet. I don't have a PS3. It doesn't catch my eye anyway.
    •Bioshock titles. I played Bioshock 2 for a short time and liked it. Might play it when I get a better PC.
    •Fire Emblem titles. I hate TRPGs
    •Chrono Trigger/Dragon Quest titles. I really don't know, I can't play this games for a long time. It may be the Dragon Ball art style outside of DB but I just can't get past the first quarter of the game.
    •F.E.A.R.. Never had a chance.

    And many many more, kinda got bored of thinking.
     
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    Final Fantasy (I don't like RPGs really)
    Earthbound (See above)
    Kingdom Hearts (I don't find the Disney/FF combo interesting at all, and it doesn't seem appealing to me in any way)
    Half-Life (Don't see what all the commotion is about. That, and I never really gave it a try)
    Chrono Trigger (Again, don't like RPGs)
    *insert RPG game/series here*

    That about covers it. I'm open to any games besides RPGs really, so I've played a TON of games throughout my life, with friends suggesting me to play different games, etc...
     
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    God of War...sorta. I've played GoW2, and hated how terrible it was and never touched it again.
     
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    People seem to be heading that way anyway (a tip of my hat to you all) but you can also add in critical darlings and things like that.

    Add
    • F.E.A.R to the list,
    • Tribes as well,
    • neverwinter nights also,
    • nights too,
    • Heavy Rain (I am thinking but I may well have never played a PS3 exclusive),
    • Black & White I am also going to add but with the disclaimer that I had no idea how to play it- I wanted a nice big creature to go on a rampage with but never got that far),
    • the Battlefield series beyond Battlefield 2 on the original xbox (which I think my then housemate completed and I never bothered with after that),
    • if the lost and damned does not count as GTA4 then that too,
    • Machinarium,
    • fallout other than 3 (no expansions or New vegas,
    • condemned,
    • Dragon Quest (any aside from rocket slime)

    Also for those struggling to recall names- from my browser history earlier today

    http://www.empireonline.com/100greatestgames/ (not in list or broken list format- 100 links to click through)
    http://www.pcgamer.com/2011/02/16/the-100-...of-all-time/10/
    http://uk.top100.ign.com/2005/
    http://uk.pc.ign.com/articles/772/772285p1.html
    http://uk.gameboy.ign.com/articles/772/772284p1.html
    http://uk.ps2.ign.com/articles/772/772296p1.html
    http://uk.xbox.ign.com/articles/772/772315p1.html
    http://uk.cube.ign.com/articles/772/772300p1.html
    http://www.cdaccess.com/html/pc/150best.htm
    http://blog.su-spectator.com/2009/02/ten-m...rly-cd-rom-era/
    http://www.next-gen.biz/features/the-100-b...oday?page=0%2C1
    http://www.computerandvideogames.com/16378...-ever-part-one/
    http://www.thegamereviews.com/article-1233...re-You-Die.html
    http://games.multimedia.cx/1001-video-game...before-you-die/
    http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/...pc_games_decade

    Not saying these lists are any good but it does provide some things to look at.
     

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