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Re: noiseredux installed (my new site/blog thing)

by noiseredux Tue Jul 12, 2016 8:36 pm

I rambled about Hearthstone.
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Re: noiseredux installed (my new site/blog thing)

by noiseredux Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:02 am

for some reason I haven't really been bumping this. But I've written about things recently. Skyrim, Metal Slug 1 & X...
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Re: noiseredux installed (my new site/blog thing)

by noiseredux Fri Sep 09, 2016 3:53 pm

I brought this up last year I believe, but I am sort of interested in thoughts on it again. Some of you probably know that when I'm between games that I specifically want to play, I will go down a list of sort of highly recommended games and play those to write about.

The original experiment started with Metacritic's best PC games of all time list. The Pros to this are that there's a good mix of games - even ones that are out of print - or games that were praised upon release (like sports games for instance), but have since been forgotten or deemed obsolete by newer releases; and that it is a list evolving daily as new games are released and newer reviews are added to the archive. The Cons would be that there are a lot of double-dipping of series here, and also a LOT of expansions listed... and in those cases it may even be impossible to play an expansion before a base game.

Metacritics Top 100 as of 9/9/2016:
Half-Life 2
Grand Theft Auto V
Out Of The Park Baseball 2007
The Orange Box
Baldur's Gate II Shadows of Amn
Portal 2
Command & Conquer
The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim
Mass Effect 2
Grand Theft Auto Vice City
Civilization II
Bioshock Infinite
The Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion
Grim Fandango
Divinity Original Sin Enhanced Edition
Sid Meier's Civilization IV
The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt
Company Of Heroes
Unreal 2004
Starcraft II Wings Of Liberty
Grand Theft Auto III
Star Wars Knights Of The Old Republic
World Of Warcraft
Grand Theft Auto San Andreas
Call Of Duty 4 Modern Warfare
Warcraft III Reign Of Chaos
The Sims
Sid Meier's Gettysburg
World Soccer Winning Eleven 7 International
The Sims Deluxe
Team Fortress 2
System Shock 2
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory
Rome Total War
Thief The Dark Project
Age Of Empires II Age Of Kings
Unreal Tournament
Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri
Galactic Civilizations II Twilight Of The Arnor
The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt - Blood And Wine
Out Of The Park Baseball 17
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2003
Medal Of Honor Allied Assault
Myth The Fallen Lords
World Of Warcraft Wrath Of The Lich King
F1 Challenge 99-02
Baldur's Gate
Deus Ex Human Evolution Director's Cut
IL-2 Sturmovik
Freespace 2
Metal Gear Solid V The Phantom Pain
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell
Out Of The Park Baseball 16
Kentucky Route Zero Act III
World Of Warcraft The Burning Crusade
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005
The Longest Journey
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
Star Wars Jedi Knight Dark Forces II
Batman Arkham Asylum
Galactic Civilizations II Dark Avatar
The Operative No One Lives Forever
Battlefield 2
Street Fighter IV
Fallout 3
Batman Arkham City
Planescape Torment
Neverwinter Nights
No One Lives Forever 2
Dragon Age Origins
Mark Of The Ninja
Dark Souls II
Call Of Duty
Madden NFL 2004
The Sims 2
World Of Warcraft Cataclysm
World Of Goo
Return To Castle Wolfenstein Enemy Territory
Black & White
FEAR Combat
NHL 2001
Stephen's Sausage Roll
Metro 2033 Redux
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
Deus Ex
Half-Life 2 Episode 2

^I've written about 11 of those on the site as it happens.

About a year ago I switched the experiment and started writing about PC Gamer's annual Top 100 Games list. This one is different in that it's not at all based on review scores, is a list that changes drastically each year based on the the contributing editors, and generally just features games that are currently in print (at least digitally). Pros are less double-dipping and expansions. Cons are that the list is only published annually, so has no chance of including a game that was released during the current year.

PCG's Top 100 list 2016:
The Witcher 3
Dark Souls
Half-Life 2
Mass Effect 2
Metal Gear Solid V
Rocket League
Grand Theft Auto V
The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim
Kerbal Space Program
Deus Ex
Eve Online
Alien Isolation
Mass Effect
Team Fortress 2
Deus Ex Human Evolution
Divinity Original Sin
Left 4 Dead 2
Civilization V
Rainbow Six Siege
Portal 2
The Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion
Mount & Blade Warband
Crusader Kings II
Diable III
Resident Evil 4
Planescape Torment
Stalker Call Of Pripyat
Starcraft II Legacy Of The Void
Fallout 4
Counter-Strike Global Offense
Her Story
Command & Conquer Red Alert
Baldur's Gate II Shadows Of Amn
Arma 3
The Elder Scrolls III Morrowind
Guild Wars 2
Dragon Age Origins
Medieval II Total War
Valkyria Chronicles
Max Payne
League Of Legends
Battlefield Bad Company 2
Darkest Dungeon
Final Fantasy XIV
Hitman Blood Money
Knights Of The Old Republic
Bioshock Infinite
Pillars Of Eternity
Diablo II
Homeworld Remastered
Rollercoaster Tycoon 2
Life Is Strange
Vampire The Masquerade Bloodlines
Burnout Paradise
Far Cry 2
World Of Warcraft
Doom II
Final Fantasy IX
Mechcommander Gold
Return To Castle Wolfenstein
Don't Starve
Nuclear Throne
The Stanley Parable
80 Days
The Curse Of Monkey Island
FTL Faster Than Light
Rising Storm
Super Meat Boy
Towerfall Ascension
Euro Truck Simulator 2
Company Of Heroes
Path Of Exile
Unreal Tournament 2K4
Fallout New Vegas
Europa Universalis IV
Cities Skylines
Broken Sword The Shadow Of The Templars
Papers Please
Dragon Age II
Zork Grand Inquisitor
Hotline Miami
Stardew Valley
They Hunger
Kentucky Route Zero

^I believe I've written about 13 of these.

Now ultimately I realize that going by any list is arbitrary - but I genuinely like both lists for different reasons. The point is that I want to only focus on one or the other. Not both. So just curious thoughts on if there's one or the other that you guys deem as better than the other - and most importantly why?

I'd actually even be interested to know on each least how many of the 100 you guys would consider "awesome games that noise should have played if he hasn't."

I think in general I'm still leaning towards the PCG100 list purely based on game selection, but curious others' thoughts.

Thanks your time!
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Re: noiseredux installed (my new site/blog thing)

by noiseredux Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:17 pm

got caught up on a bunch of games I've been meaning to write about:

The House Of The Dead
Lucky's Tale
The Stanley Parable
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