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best and worse 3DO games

Post by Anonymous » Sat Dec 27, 2008 11:02 pm

ok i have 2 questions question #1 what was the all time best and worst game for the 3DO and question number 2 are there any decent first person shooters for the 3do i know the sega saturn had an aliens one if so let me know thanks :?:

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Re: best and worse 3DO games

Post by bitrate » Sat Dec 27, 2008 11:21 pm

kane459 wrote:ok i have 2 questions question #1 what was the all time best and worst game for the 3DO

That's a pretty subjective question. My personal favorite is Need for Speed. Wing Commander 3 is great and so are a lot of others.
There are many acceptable answers to the second part of this first question. Usually, Plumber's Don't Wear Ties gets a good deal of the votes. Shadow War of Succession ranks pretty high as does BC Racers.

kane459 wrote: and question number 2 are there any decent first person shooters for the 3do i know the sega saturn had an aliens one if so let me know thanks :?:

Usually Doom is considered a very good fps on the 3DO. But the key to making it really good is to enter the code to eliminate the borders.

Again, this is all my opinion - and I'm most likely completely wrong about Doom.

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Post by 3DOKid » Sat Dec 27, 2008 11:33 pm

Number 1 for me is definately one of these:

Wing Commander 3, Luciennes Quest, NFS or Dr Hauzer.

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The worst?

VR stalker, BC Racer or Primal Rage.

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Post by Scarlettkitten » Sun Dec 28, 2008 3:21 am

for me the best is one of,

Space Hulk
Need for speed
Return fire

and the worst

Plumbers don't wear ties
Star Wars Rebel assault
BC racer


also my personal fav 3do fps is PO'ed

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Post by mattyg » Sun Dec 28, 2008 10:45 am

Favs for me were Wing III
NFS
Killing Time
Worst Doom
Doom
Doom
and by the way did I mention Doom!

Fave FPS Space Hulk (not your usual FPS)
Killing Time & P'Oed rate a mention
Good version of Wolfenstein too!
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Post by Trev » Mon Dec 29, 2008 9:20 pm

Twisted is my favorite game, but you need to play w/friends to get the most out of it. If solo, Need for Speed for sure!

Worst is easily Plumbers don't wear ties :evil: The original Mad Dog McCree is also bloody awful thanks to a piss poor conversion!


My fav fps on the 3DO is Wolfenstein (best console version by far!) Others worth mentioning ...

Space Hulk (a gorgeous game but w/a challenge designed by Satan himself!)

P'oed (too ambitious for it's own good, but has it pluses)

Cyberdillo (a fun game that does not deserve its rep ... trust me)

(There is also a good import called Belzerion that offers more of an adventure slant on fps)


Oh, and avoid Doom at all cost.

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Post by 3DOKid » Mon Dec 29, 2008 11:06 pm

Erm, Trev? Yeah? It's Christmas not April 1st. 'kay?

Cyberdillo? Pfft.

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Post by mattyg » Mon Dec 29, 2008 11:12 pm

Cyberdillo (a fun game that does not deserve its rep ... trust me)
Erm, Trev? Yeah? It's Christmas not April 1st. 'kay?
and the gloves err sorry .......... plungers are off ladies and gents :lol: :lol:
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Post by T2KFreeker » Tue Dec 30, 2008 1:54 am

Great FPS for the 3DO? Killing Time all the way! That game is a monster, period! Good games though? Gex comes to mind, especially since it is left out quite often because it is a platformer, but an extraordinary one. D is excellent as well. Bad games?Doom sucks on the 3DO.
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Post by 3DOKid » Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:15 am

Tetsujin 2 is 2nd only to killing time

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Post by T2KFreeker » Wed Dec 31, 2008 1:19 pm

3DOKid wrote:Tetsujin 2 is 2nd only to killing time
Yeah man, Iron Angel Of The Apocalypse 2 is awesome and I don't care what anyone says.
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Post by Trev » Sun Jan 04, 2009 6:21 pm

Erm, Trev? Yeah? It's Christmas not April 1st. 'kay?

Cyberdillo? Pfft.
How far have you gotten in it Kid? I've nearly beaten it, so I'm in a much better position to comment on its pros & cons ...

Whatever happened to that joint review we were gonna do? (I think arguing about Primal Rage) Maybe we should try again w/Cyberdillo ...?
I have a review I wrote on this game from a couple years ago ... could be easily tweaked in 3DOKid fashion.

Don't make me start talking trash like Gunstar ... put up or shut up! :wink:

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Post by 3DOKid » Mon Jan 05, 2009 1:03 am

Cyberdillo is dyabolical.

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Post by Anonymous » Mon Jan 05, 2009 2:12 pm

My typical favs off top of my head....hrmmmm
Driving titles:
Need for Speed
Road Rash
Quarantine
Off World Interceptor
Crash and Burn
Mega Race

Fighting games:
Super SF2 Turbo
Royal Pro Wrestling
Way of the Warrior
Samurai Shodown
Primal Rage
Sailor Moon
YuYu Hakusho
UltraMan

Flight titles (sim and arcade type wise)
Total Eclipse
Wing Commander 3
Super Wing Commander
Flying Nightmares
Shockwave 2
Starfighter

Rail Shooters:
Burning Soldier
Star Blade
Pyramid Intruder

FMV fueled:
Strahl
Corpse Killer
D
Dragons Lair

Strategy/RPG& Strategy War:
Powers Kingdom/Guardian War
Lucienne's Quest/Sword and Sorcery
Panzer General

FPS:
Wolfenstien 3D
Killing Time
Po'ed
Iron Angel of the Apocalypse 2
Space Hulk
Monster Manor (nope, dont agree in the least with Traegorn's review on youtube. Cant take any guy seriously when he throws car keys at a 3DO just to get some cheap laughs....)


Survival Horror:
Alone in the Dark
Dr. Hauzer

Action Adventure:
Gex
Phoenix 3
Out of this world
Flashback
Captain Quasar

Puzzle arcade type:
Bust a Move
Trip'd

Sports:
Slam and Jam 95

Typical fun time waster titles for being alone or with friends:
Cannon Fodder
Theme Park
Star Control 2
Twisted
Zhadnost

Worst titles???
Doom
Shadow
BC Racers
Rise of the Robots
A few others too I could probably name, but nothing major, just ones I hate personally that others may like.

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Post by 3DOKid » Mon Jan 05, 2009 5:56 pm

That's an impressive selection of games.

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Post by 13BEAST » Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:19 pm

Michael Helgeson wrote:Doom
It couldn't be any worse than Doom for the 32x...could it?

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Post by bitrate » Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:31 pm

13BEAST wrote:
Michael Helgeson wrote:Doom
It couldn't be any worse than Doom for the 32x...could it?

It could.

It's a real shame too, as the 3DO could have done a lot better with this title.
I read somewhere recently that Art Data had the go-ahead to do Doom 2 for the 3DO as well. I hope that was part of the original contract and not something that was decided after Art Data had ported Doom 1.

The music in 3DO Doom is widely considered to be excellent though.

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Post by Anonymous » Tue Jan 06, 2009 1:24 pm

13BEAST wrote:
Michael Helgeson wrote:Doom
It couldn't be any worse than Doom for the 32x...could it?
Yea,it was pretty bad due to the frame rate mainly. As Bitrate said however, the music was excellent, and its sad to see it go to such waste on a terrible port.

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Post by 3DOKid » Wed Jan 07, 2009 12:42 am

does anyone have a scan of 3do magazine interview with artdata (the people who ported doom to the 3do) as i recall, with hindsight, it's pretty funny.

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Post by mattyg » Wed Jan 07, 2009 12:29 pm

as i recall, with hindsight, it's pretty funny.
It was (for all the wrong reasons)
Bitrate should be holding those magazine copies very soon!

Those guys were way out of their league - article also talks about the making of chess wars
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Post by Trev » Sun Jan 11, 2009 4:17 pm

I can scan a copy if you like. The interview was full of bloated claims and much horn tooting, made all the more sad by the fact that they must have known even then that they were in over their head. So much for refreshing honesty ...

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Post by 3DOKid » Sun Jan 11, 2009 5:01 pm

Thanks for the offer Trev. I'd love to read it again :)

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Post by mosul210 » Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:02 pm

Best: some that come to mind are
Road Rash
Gex
Killing Time
Samurai Shodown

Worst: The only game I owned that I did not like was
Immercenary - god that game was bad

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Post by 3DOKid » Fri Jan 23, 2009 9:27 am

Immercenary is an odd. I promise you, and others will back me up, if you stick with it, it gets better. I actually quite enjoyed it, it's just that first hour of game play where it seems to make no sense and is too hard.

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Post by 3DO Experience » Fri Jan 23, 2009 11:15 pm

you mean it gets playable? maybe I should give it a second try, it seemed really bad though...
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Post by UnholyTancred » Fri Jan 23, 2009 11:22 pm

It sure does and it's a pretty good game. The beginning is frustrating for a while. Keep killing the weakest n00bs and taking in their power source. Run back to town when you're low on energy. Once you're strong enough to take on the first boss, yes the game becomes playable.
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Post by Trev » Sun Jan 25, 2009 10:57 pm

Immercenary is an odd. I promise you, and others will back me up, if you stick with it, it gets better.
I got your back 3DOKid!

Immercenary does indeed get much better but it is quite cruel in those first few hours. :( Persevere and prove to yourself what a true gamer you are. :D

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