Video Games Where You Felt Powerful

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  1. mrtimotei
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    This is a very simple question. What game have you played where you felt you were the most powerful, or have mastered the hardest objective/level/etc.?

    An example I personally have, is in Kingdom Hearts II. I spent hours, getting to level 99, mastering Final Form, and obtaining the Ultima Keyblade. And when you get that far, you're on top of the world.
    This is a small video, (NOT made by me,) that gives you an idea of what it's like.

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    In case you need some clarification...

    Basically, pick any game where you put so much time and effort into becoming stronger, and stronger, until everything, even the final/hardest boss was like a bug that you squashed.
    Or a game where you could fly through a level taking very little/no damage. (An example would be beating a level from any Sonic game, WITHOUT taking a single hit.)
    Hell, even a fighting game, where you can pull off the longest string of combos with no sweat.

    And if you have a video of it, feel free to share!
     


  2. Psionic Roshambo

    Psionic Roshambo GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Diablo II LOD at the hight of me playing and reaching near the top of the ladder for the east coast of the US for Necromancer. I could take out Baal in Hell mode in a little under 3 seconds. I would do 20 Baal runs an hour easy power leveling all kinds of people.

    Much more fun than Diablo III where trying to gear up for the second half of Inferno is taking me an eternity..... So annoying.
     
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  3. Taleweaver

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    UT2004. No doubt.

    It's game without any upgrades whatsoever, but with a pretty steep learning curve for a FPS: dodging, doublejump, dodgejumping, walldodging, slope dodging, hammer jumping...there were a lot of different moves and maneuvers in that game, which understandably puts some people off (when playing with newer players, it's pretty normal I "dodgejumpwalked" past teammates because they were merely moving in a straight line). But once you got good at it...it was so very satisfying. And pulling off a moving shock combo*...the feeling is better than sex (okay, not really: but the gratifying feeling lasts longer).
    The vehicles were much more fun than in UT3, if you ask me. Taking on a leviathan with a manta or a raptor was insane (those things have 5000 HP!)...which made it all the challenging. :D


    Maybe it's me, but I never really feel powerful in a game with a level-up system. Yes, games like fallout, borderlands or diablo are pretty fun...but if a boss is too easy, I'm usually just thinking I've grinded too much. Likewise, I'm never impressed by someone else doing...well, anything, really. At best, I'm thinking things like "I can do that too if I dedicate more time to this game...".






    *all games have two firing modes. The shock rifle has somewhat a third: the alternate fire shoots some sort of blue 'bubble'. The primary fire is a hitscan shot. The combo is where you fire that bubble, then hit it with your primary shot (which then explodes). By itself, it's not that hard to pull off (just keep your mouse still). Hitting the bubble while moving takes some skill (especially when in the middle of a firefight). Hitting the bubble while moving AND at the exact time your enemy is close enough to the bubble to die from the blast...now THAT is something awesome.
     
  4. Rydian

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    You might like Warsow. In addition to the movement (walljumps and such) and focus on speed, it actually has a race mode with user-made race maps.
    http://www.warsow.net/ (free)

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9djsllJ1E58[/youtube]

    Yeah, the feeling is amazing. It's like you're flying at times.
     
  5. WatchGintama

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    Ragnarok Online. I had all the useful cards (SINX, THANATOS, AMON RA, TAOGUNKA) and gear.
     
  6. KingVamp

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    I guess I can say at least 2 games : Tales games and GOW games.

    I actually wanted to list 3, but my mind is blocked right now.
     
  7. aireca

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    Im a freakin old gamer so i will go with http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragon_Ball_GT:_Final_Bout the japanese version.

    When i was a kid I played like crazy "Build Up Mode" , bassically after so much training your character can win with single hit, hahaha good memories, my favorite character is Vegetto.
     
  8. rufus83

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    I rushed Final Fantasy X when I first got it. I got my ass handed to me by Jecht way too many times. I headed off to the Omega Ruins and spent about 8 hours there leveling. When I went back to the end I absolutely slaughtered Jecht with 3 hits and an overkill. It almost felt like cheating.
     
  9. xwatchmanx

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    Mega Man X, after collecting most or all of the power ups. Also, running through a New Game + in Chrono Trigger (most bosses literally died in one hit until at least halfway through the game when I did that).
     
  10. Taleweaver

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    Good idea. When warsow came out, some people switched because of the speedrun mechanics. Never tried it then...but while speaking on the subject, that "itch" has come back. :)

    /me is downloading...
     
  11. Zerosuit connor

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    Pfft The Sims 3. I had so much control over my sims it wasn't funny.
     
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    BWAHAHA Where is your god NOW, Sims?

    Oh, that's right, it's ME... :rofl2:
     
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    Gears of War makes me feel like a badass every time.
    Until i screw up and get my head blown up...
     
  14. TwinRetro

    TwinRetro Don't start nothin', Won't be nothin'

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    Prototype. I think the game speaks for itself.
     
  15. Paarish

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    Tales of Vesperia

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  16. Black-Ice

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    The Tekken Series.
    Final Fantasy XIII and XIII-2 coz I super grinded
    And League of Legends- see status B-)
     
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    [Prototype] and Grand Theft Auto

    Ninja Gaiden, Samurai Warriors(lol slaying 1000 guys in 20 minutes... 0.o) Zelda OOT oh yeah killed Ganon!
     
  18. DragorianSword

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    Samurai Warriors, like EON said.
     
  19. Phoenix Goddess

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    Dragon Age: Origins and Mass Effect 2. Nothing makes you feel more badass than kicking ass and chewing bubble gum on the hardest difficulty mode B-)
     
  20. DS1

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    Yes!
    Warship Gunner 2. Press the O button = death rains down on a bajillion bombers and cruisers. Just watching all the red dots on the radar disappear... *drool*

    Also TWEWY- why have 1 super power when I can have ALL THE SUPERPOWERS!!! 8 TYPES OF LIGHTNING *ZZZZZZZZAPPP!!!*
     
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