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Title: Favourite games
Post by: JohnnyBravo1 on August 04, 2014, 09:16:29 AM
What favourites do you guys have besides Shenmue? Would be interesting to see if we say similar titles or genres, also good to check out any recommendations a Shenmue fan may enjoy while we wait for S3.

Here's some of mine (there's many, many more):

Silent Hill (2nd favourite franchise, love it to bits)
Panzer Dragoon Saga (favourite JRPG of all time & reminds me a lot of Shenmue)
Deus Ex (Original, 2000) for PC
Thief GOLD
Star Wars: Dark Forces 2 Jedi Knight
Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Die Hard Arcade
Still Life 1 for PC (best female protagonist)
Mass Effect
Tomb Raider 2013




Title: Re: Favourite games
Post by: Giorgio on August 04, 2014, 05:28:34 PM
Ace Attorney series.

My second most favourite game after the Shenmue series.

And I discovered it (http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/ConnorFallon/20130821/188966/Making_a_Debate_Game_the_Design_Challenges_of_Socrates_Jones.php) thanks to the game: Socrates Jones: Pro Philosopher (http://socratesjones.com/).
Title: Re: Favourite games
Post by: The Hazuki Legacy on August 04, 2014, 11:01:27 PM
1. Shenmue
2. Mass Effect Trilogy
3. Red Dead Redemption
4. Fallout New Vegas
5. Jade Empire
6. Dragon Age: Origins
7. KOTOR 1 & 2
8. VtM: Bloodlines
9. Xcom Enemy Unknown
10. Dreamfall
Title: Re: Favourite games
Post by: Guppy on August 05, 2014, 12:34:21 AM
Shenmue 1 + 2  ( i cheated there ;) )
Legend of Zelda Windwaker ( hooked frm start to fin )
Doom ( The grandaddy of shooters )
Project zero ( dripping with menace )
Shadow of memories
Virtua cop 2
Halo series
Onimusha 2
Deuz ex Human Revolution ( Game of last gen )
Title: Re: Favourite games
Post by: James on August 05, 2014, 06:47:24 AM
Quickly and in no particular order:

Sonic the Hedgehog (Master System)
Banjo-Kazooie
Grand Theft Auto V
The Nomad Soul (aka Omikron)
To the Moon
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
WWE SmackDown: Here Comes the Pain
Super Mario 64
Portal 2
The Warriors

Honorable mentions:

Soul Bubbles
Sonic 3 & Knuckles
Jewel Quest Expeditions
Mortal Kombat: Deception
Grand Theft Auto IV
Super Mario Galaxy
Streets of Rage
Yakuza 2
Thomas Was Alone
Fable II


Of these, the game I'd most recommend for Shenmue fans is The Nomad Soul/Omikron. Also, while not listed, a game called Shadow of Memories (aka Shadow of Destiny). Track them down. :)
Title: Re: Favourite games
Post by: xiuying hong is brill on August 05, 2014, 11:18:52 AM
So Shadow of Memories is good? I've thought about getting that so many times over the years but never did.

As for me, I'd recommend Zone Of The Enders The First of Mars. In my opinion it's the best Zone of the Enders game, and the third best game ever made. Such an overlooked game. Not that it's in the slightest like Shenmue, but everyone should still play it.
Title: Re: Favourite games
Post by: jameswalker85 on August 05, 2014, 05:08:14 PM
I'm a big fan of the Zelda and Uncharted series; pretty much every game I've played from those has been awesome (sold my 3DS prior to A Link Between Worlds). Some of my favourite games are Sonic 3 & Knuckles, Super Mario Bros 3, several entries in the Final Fantasy series (particularly V & VIII), ModNation Racers, the Monkey Island series, the Batman: Arkham series, the Streets of Rage series, and several of the classic 4-player side-scrolling arcade titles (Simpsons, Turtles, Avengers, etc).


I can't place them in order. There's no point trying. All I know is Shenmue and Shenmue II are joint first.
Title: Re: Favourite games
Post by: James on August 06, 2014, 05:08:47 AM
So Shadow of Memories is good? I've thought about getting that so many times over the years but never did.

Do it. I'm sure a lot of gamers would call it boring because there's no action, it's all "walking around and talking to people," but Shenmue fans will slip into this style like a hand in a glove, and your reward will be one of the most unique games you've ever played.

and several of the classic 4-player side-scrolling arcade titles (Simpsons, Turtles, Avengers, etc).

I loved those games (not familiar with Avengers but my cousin and I completed X-Men), and was heartbroken when I returned somewhere after fifteen years recently and discovered they no longer had the Simpsons machine. :(
Title: Re: Favourite games
Post by: Giorgio on August 06, 2014, 05:48:28 AM
[...] I'm sure a lot of gamers would call [Shadow of Memories] boring because there's no action, it's all "walking around and talking to people", but Shenmue fans will slip into this style like a hand in a glove, and your reward will be one of the most unique games you've ever played.
Interesting. Please (and all members of these forums), suggest more games like that, which sound like Shenmue. The desire for more Shenmue-style games is unbearable. But, games that resemble Shenmue in some way or another, are welcomed, too.
Title: Re: Favourite games
Post by: xiuying hong is brill on August 06, 2014, 06:56:52 AM
Speaking of side scrolling games, anyone here a fan of the Metal Slug series? I'm a big advocate of Metal Slug 2 in particular. Think it's only a 2 player game, but for me it's the finest side scrolling shooter ever made. I first discovered it on an arcade cab that you could play for free if you turned it off and on at the mains. Sweet times.

@Giorgio

I don't really know any Shenmue -esque games aside from Deadly Premonition. But that's a obvious recommendation of course. Great game though, with a great soundtrack and great voice acting.


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[size=78%]Do it. I'm sure a lot of gamers would call it boring because there's no action, it's all "walking around and talking to people," but Shenmue fans will slip into this style like a hand in a glove, and your reward will be one of the most unique games you've ever played.[/size]
Really? Sounds like I need to play it then, pretty sure it's dirt cheap too.


Title: Re: Favourite games
Post by: Giorgio on August 06, 2014, 07:17:06 AM
@Giorgio

I don't really know any Shenmue -esque games aside from Deadly Premonition. But that's a obvious recommendation of course. Great game though, with a great soundtrack and great voice acting.
I have heard about Deadly Premonition. I haven't played it, but it is labelled as a psychological horror game, therefore it is the kind of game that I don't really like. I want to feel bright after playing it and not psychologically darkened.
Title: Re: Favourite games
Post by: xiuying hong is brill on August 06, 2014, 07:34:15 AM
haha yeah, though it's not a psychological horror game that takes itself particularly seriously to be fair. It's full of bizarre humour, and the VA that plays the main character is masterful in his comic timing. It does have it's darker elements too, but it's definitely nothing like your Silent Hills et al that are truly disturbing and even I struggle to play.

Deadly Premonition definitely has very different themes and atmosphere to Shenmue (and the shooting bits are terrible slogs), but it still feels like it has that Shenmue spirit somewhere in it. Mainly in the way its world has been built and its details, like the characters who all have their little routines ect.
Title: Re: Favourite games
Post by: RobLMor on August 06, 2014, 08:32:09 AM
No particular order, more game series' with me


Crazy Taxi 1 & 2 (wrote a blog post about my love of these recently http://roblmor.wordpress.com/2014/07/28/gaming-memories-crazy-taxi-crazy-taxi-2-sega-dreamcast/)
Jet Set Radio
Sonic's (particularly Adventure 1)
Super Smash Bros
GTAs
Metal Gears
Final Fantasys
Assassin's Creeds
Tekkens
Lot's of sport games - SSX, FIFA, Madden, PGA Tour
Also have a soft spot for Luigi's Mansion on Gamecube and a lot of old Megadrive games that take me back to being a kid, like Golden Axe & Streets of Rage
Title: Re: Favourite games
Post by: Larry Lomas on August 06, 2014, 10:22:29 AM
My favourites:

Broken Sword series
Resident Evil series (prefer the old ones)
Super Mario series
Sonic the Hedgehog series (Mega Drive/Genesis era)
Star Fox series
Dead or Alive series
Virtua Fighter series
Ace Attorney series
Space Harrier
Super Smash Bros series
F-Zero GX
Skies of Arcadia
Worms Armageddon
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
Conker's Bad Fur Day
Title: Re: Favourite games
Post by: JohnnyBravo1 on August 06, 2014, 08:24:45 PM
I tallied up our picks and judging from the top 5 most popular genre choices among our replies a typical Shenmue fan is most likely to enjoy (in order from most popular to least popular):
•   Sega classics
•   Games with a focus on open world exploration.
•   Nintendo classics (particularly Mario and Zelda)
•   RPGs (Western most popular)
•   Shooters & Fighters (draw)
Title: Re: Favourite games
Post by: Shenmue Stare on August 06, 2014, 09:22:37 PM
Deadly Premonition is in my top ten of all time. It's basically an amalgamation of Twin Peaks and Shenmue flipped upside down. I've always looked at it as a fan of both these series attempt at providing closure for both simultaneously, since they both have cliffhangers and it's been years since they ended. When you look at it in this light, it's even more of a great game.

Shadows of Memories/Destiny is a fantastic game. Highly recommended. Charles Martinet plays the antagonist. You might recognize him as the voice of Mario. He's relly great in it, too!

I have too many favorites to list, really. Been gaming for three and a half decades. A couple of games that really affected me that you guys might not be very familiar with include

Nightshade (NES)
Pitfall 2 for the Atari
Shadowrun for the Mega Drive/Genesis
Killer 7
Sword of Vermilion
Goonies 2,
Gitaroo Man
Rygar (NES)
The Immortal
Flashback
Out of This World/Another World
Foxhunt
Star Control 2
Syndicate Wars
Blaster Master
Aerofighters 1-3 / Sonic Wings
Mr. Bones
Dragonforce
Lunar 1 and 2
X-Com 1
Karnov
Grandia
Golgo 13
Karateka
Combat for Atari
Super Dodgeball
E.T
Clock Tower
Crash n the Boys
and Psychic Detective

Big fan of most of the games you guys mention, as well.
Title: Re: Favourite games
Post by: Giorgio on August 07, 2014, 03:02:41 AM
I haven't played it, yet, but Proteus (http://www.visitproteus.com/) seems wonderful. It is an open world game of audio-visual exploration and discovery.
Title: Re: Favourite games
Post by: jameswalker85 on August 07, 2014, 09:53:44 AM
One of my favourites of recent times was Blue Dragon on 360. I really enjoyed it, and so did my wife (who isn't a gamer at all).
Title: Re: Favourite games
Post by: Shenmue Stare on August 07, 2014, 06:40:11 PM
Haven't played much of Proteus yet, but i think i willl today.
Title: Re: Favourite games
Post by: Giorgio on October 01, 2014, 05:59:45 AM
If you have any (really) good recommendations for detective-type games (like, investigation gameplay, stories about mysteries to be solved, and the likes), I would be more than happy to hear.

P.S.: But not titles about CSI etc.
Title: Re: Favourite games
Post by: James on October 01, 2014, 07:04:09 AM
If you have any (really) good recommendations for detective-type games (like, investigation gameplay, stories about mysteries to be solved, and the likes), I would be more than happy to hear.

P.S.: But not titles about CSI etc.

I read a review today of a new game that sounds very much in this mould, though I haven't played it myself to pass any personal judgment. It's called The Vanishing Of Ethan Carter (http://metro.co.uk/2014/09/30/the-vanishing-of-ethan-carter-review-soul-searching-4887351/), for PC and (eventually) PS4. Look into it perhaps.
Title: Re: Favourite games
Post by: Shenmue Stare on October 01, 2014, 09:00:33 PM
Deja Vu and Nightshade for the NES were both great detective styled games. Nightshade even being a hilarious parody. I highly recommend them both. Childhood favorites!

On Steam there are a ton of hidden object games that you might get into, just do a search for the tag. Also Humble Bundle at the moment has the Blackwell Conspiracy games along with a slew of others for about 6 bucks. You'd probably like the Blackwell games, Giorgio.

Title: Re: Favourite games
Post by: Son ALA on October 02, 2014, 11:21:22 AM
It's hard for me to pick a favorite game since I've played and completed so many. I need categories. For a long time Ninja Gaiden on the xbox was my favorite game. It was fun to play, the enemies weren't just there for me to kill them...they were there to kill me, wall running was great, the game looked marvelous. It was the first game that felt like a legitimate challenge and it didnt have to resort to cheap tactics the way part did.

Title: Re: Favourite games
Post by: Giorgio on October 08, 2014, 06:42:45 AM
I read a review today of a new game that sounds very much in this mould, though I haven't played it myself to pass any personal judgment. It's called The Vanishing Of Ethan Carter (http://metro.co.uk/2014/09/30/the-vanishing-of-ethan-carter-review-soul-searching-4887351/), for PC and (eventually) PS4. Look into it perhaps.
It looks very interesting. (I wish the first person camera will not cause me nausea... Really, I've a problem with that type of camera movement.) Thanks for the heads up.

Deja Vu and Nightshade for the NES were both great detective styled games. Nightshade even being a hilarious parody. I highly recommend them both. Childhood favorites!
Thanks for the NES recommendations.

On Steam there are a ton of hidden object games that you might get into, just do a search for the tag. Also Humble Bundle at the moment has the Blackwell Conspiracy games along with a slew of others for about 6 bucks. You'd probably like the Blackwell games, Giorgio.
...I will play anything (in a matter of speaking) but not hidden object games... Unless they integrate that gameplay mechanic in a way that is not a mere/mindless challenge of observation on a screen clogged with ...hidden objects.
Title: Re: Favourite games
Post by: Shenmue Stare on October 08, 2014, 10:35:18 AM
Haven't played any of the hidden object games, but from the numerous trailers i've seen alot of them have interesting puzzles and seem to require some detective work.
Title: Re: Favourite games
Post by: Son ALA on October 10, 2014, 12:04:37 AM
Lumines is another favorite of mine.  I think it's my number 1 puzzle game especially the way the game changes musically based on your movements, combos and stages. So many if those artsy games that are raved about now clearly owes it all to Rez and Lumines and creator Tetsuya Mizuguchi
Title: Re: Favourite games
Post by: Shenmue Stare on October 10, 2014, 01:50:37 AM
Tetsuya Mizuguchi is a god walking amongst mortals. Just like Yu Suzuki.