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Writer's Block: Gamer's Choice

What is your favorite old-school video game?


Well, depends on how old-school you mean, but since my favorite game ever is Star Ocean: The Second Story, and that's fairly dated by now (it's an original PSX game), then that. Unless by old-school you mean like NES or older, in which case it'd probably be... I dunno... the Dragon Warrior games?

And on a related note... am I the only person in existence who actually *enjoyed* the E.T. game for the Atari 2600? Of course, I was pretty damn young at the time, but still. :/

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dscotton
Apr. 14th, 2009 05:24 am (UTC)
At this point most of my favorite games are over 10 years old, but I won't consider anything after the 16 bit era old-school. So, using those criteria I think my favorite old-school game is Final Fantasy IV. So awesome! I think the single biggest thing that set it apart from modern RPGs was the pacing... stuff is always happening in that game. There are no half hour cutscenes, no 10 minute random encounters, it's just a perfect mix of action and fun story with great music, fun characters, and cute 2d sprite graphics.