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  • Murbal 15 Jun 2005 10:06:54 22,037 posts
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    Finally got around to picking up Klonoa 2 for ps2 this week.... And I love it! I have been looking out for it since seeing it on the EG Bluffers guide last year, and it's got me thinking about any other gems (ps2 only I'm afraid) I may have overlooked. Suggestions please?
  • Fozzie_bear 15 Jun 2005 10:08:42 15,498 posts
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    SOS: Final Escape. Hard to track down but a second hand copy shouldn't set you back more than 8 quid. Sort of survival horror where the horror is an earthquake rather than monsters. Crap voice acting, poor textures, nondescript graphics but compulsive stuff. Short and sweet.

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  • Retroid Moderator 15 Jun 2005 10:09:20 44,505 posts
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    Fantavision
    Gregory Horror Show
    Ico
    Rez
  • Lutz 15 Jun 2005 10:14:27 48,854 posts
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    Amplitude.
  • Murbal 15 Jun 2005 10:17:11 22,037 posts
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    SOS and Gregory horror look to be fairly easy and cheap to pick up, if I remember these were both on the Bluffers list too. As was Project Zero 2 which I was also considering... Not sure if the likes of Rez or Amplitude would be my cup of tea. Still, try anything once - thanks guys!
  • Tiger_Walts 15 Jun 2005 10:17:11 16,586 posts
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    Gregory Horror Show
    Ico
    Rez
    Amplitude

    Yup, got those.

    I'd like to add,

    Deathrow
    Pontifex I & II

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  • UncleLou Moderator 15 Jun 2005 10:18:49 35,483 posts
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    Sly Raccoon
    Ace Combat 4/5
  • itamae 15 Jun 2005 10:24:18 9,868 posts
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    Disgaea (wasn't that on the list, too?) if you fancy a time-consuming RPG/puzzle game cross-over.

    Silent Hill 2+3, but surely you can't have overlooked those two, right? Some people might argue that Project Zero is scarier than SH (which I'd disagree with), but SH2 is one of the most mature (and I don't mean lots of blood and nu metal) games ever conceived.
  • Blerk Moderator 15 Jun 2005 10:26:34 48,225 posts
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    PZ is scarier than SH, but SH2 is the most mature game ever conceived. Not 'one of', just 'the'.
  • oneiros 15 Jun 2005 10:27:59 1,877 posts
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    Retroid wrote:
    Fantavision
    Gregory Horror Show
    Ico
    Rez
    Agree with Fantavision but really didn't like Gregory. It's a wonderful looking game, but plays awfully IMO. Ico and Rez are of course a given.

    Not PS2 but will play on one; Kurushi (or IQ). Great puzzle game with huge tumbling blocks constantly threatening to crush you. Oozes gravitas. Seem to remember there being a PS2 version too but have never seen it in this country.
  • Stickman 15 Jun 2005 10:28:46 29,663 posts
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    Murbal wrote:
    As was Project Zero 2 which I was also considering...

    Yes! Yes, yes, yes. And the first one too.

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  • Murbal 15 Jun 2005 10:29:05 22,037 posts
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    I'm playing Disgaea now. Well, not now, I'm at work (?) but it really is one of the best games I've ever played. Also own Phantom Brave but right now I prefer the antics of Laharl & co. Silent Hills weren't overlooked! Sly 2 also, but not seen the original.
  • drumbaby 15 Jun 2005 10:29:37 2,688 posts
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    Rygar: The Legendary Adventure.

    Sly Racoon.

    Ghosthunter.
  • itamae 15 Jun 2005 10:30:04 9,868 posts
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    Good man! Looks like you don't need our input after all. \o/
  • drumbaby 15 Jun 2005 10:30:42 2,688 posts
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    Blerk wrote:
    PZ is scarier than SH, but SH2 is the most mature game ever conceived. Not 'one of', just 'the'.

    I got to the hospital bit in SH2 and gave up. My nerves couldn't take it!
  • Decoded 15 Jun 2005 10:34:16 4,426 posts
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    Shadow of Rome. The extremely bloody gladitorial combat is very satisfying and the stealth sections, while not great, do succeed in providing some respite between the action sequences while advancing the story.

    Only 15 from here.
  • bef 15 Jun 2005 10:35:16 1,627 posts
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    I'm enjoying Astro Boy Omega Factor for my GBA at the moment. Nice graphics, a lot of enemies on screen at the same time (little slowdown when that happens) and the fact that you battle against bosses non stop is a fresh and fun thing to experience.
  • Murbal 15 Jun 2005 10:44:15 22,037 posts
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    However good the latest/greatest sports, racing and big name action games are, I feel it's these less popular ones which will always be remembered most fondly. Is anyone else with me on this?
  • GrandTheftApu 15 Jun 2005 10:48:17 6,119 posts
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    War of the monsters, single player is pretty unispiring, but multiplayer against mates is great. Imagine fighting it out over a fully destructable cityscape throwing taxis and police cars at each other.
  • smoothpete 15 Jun 2005 11:01:09 31,441 posts
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    Phantom Crash on xbox, I think I might be the only person in the UK who bought it. Fantastic game, if it had LIVE it would be even better
  • silver-jon 15 Jun 2005 11:01:54 1,518 posts
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    Murbal wrote:
    However good the latest/greatest sports, racing and big name action games are, I feel it's these less popular ones which will always be remembered most fondly. Is anyone else with me on this?

    Bring back the top-down 16-bit version of NHL 95 I say !
  • drumbaby 15 Jun 2005 11:07:32 2,688 posts
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    Decoded wrote:
    Shadow of Rome. The extremely bloody gladitorial combat is very satisfying and the stealth sections, while not great, do succeed in providing some respite between the action sequences while advancing the story.

    Only 15 from here.

    Seconded!
  • drumbaby 15 Jun 2005 11:08:48 2,688 posts
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    GrandTheftApu wrote:
    War of the monsters, single player is pretty unispiring, but multiplayer against mates is great. Imagine fighting it out over a fully destructable cityscape throwing taxis and police cars at each other.

    Yes I played the OPS2M demo against my son, and we had a great laugh. I had to let him win for a bit, but once he got the hang of it, it was a really good laugh. :)
  • Retroid Moderator 15 Jun 2005 11:10:04 44,505 posts
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    Blerk wrote:
    PZ is scarier than SH, but SH2 is the most mature game ever conceived. Not 'one of', just 'the'.
    Agreed on that.

    Just amazingly good and interesting (how many games can you say that about?) to play.
  • IronGiant 15 Jun 2005 11:16:26 4,482 posts
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    Oids and Typhoon Thompson. Well no one specified a platform ;)
  • AspLeaf 15 Jun 2005 11:20:47 61 posts
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    Freedom Fighters>> expected nothing and got a really good arcadey-strategy shooter. Was great beeing an underground rebel. I also liked both Maximo games.
  • Aretak 15 Jun 2005 11:22:13 10,350 posts
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    Murbal wrote:
    However good the latest/greatest sports, racing and big name action games are, I feel it's these less popular ones which will always be remembered most fondly. Is anyone else with me on this?
    Adidas Power Soccer on the PSone... the female commentary was hilarious.

    /edit/ Oh, and Olympic Soccer too -- best football game ever, despite having the worst graphics ever.

    Edited by Aretak at 11:22:02 15-06-2005
  • Derblington 15 Jun 2005 11:25:43 21,468 posts
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    Murbal wrote:
    However good the latest/greatest sports, racing and big name action games are, I feel it's these less popular ones which will always be remembered most fondly. Is anyone else with me on this?
    There was a basketball game on the N64 (I think). Kobe Bryant was it? Anyhoo, that was the best b-ball game I've ever played.
  • Decoded 15 Jun 2005 11:33:04 4,426 posts
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    AspLeaf wrote:
    Freedom Fighters>> expected nothing and got a really good arcadey-strategy shooter. Was great beeing an underground rebel.
    I love Freedom Fighters. Should be really cheap too.

    Also worth mentioning is Shadow Hearts (the first one), possibly my favourite PS2 JRPG available in Europe. Great story, settings and characters.
  • IronGiant 15 Jun 2005 11:34:43 4,482 posts
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    SEGA Soccer Slam. Quality.
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