>developed by Bungie
>published by Rockstar
I bet none of you have ever heard of this obscure little gem
>developed by atlus
>published by Square Enix
Man, look how unheard of it is!
>being this mad
get out of the thread if it bothers you so much you fucking autist
That game was fuckin awesome. Never played the PS2 sequel tho.
Anyone ever play this? It was fun as fuck.
Why did you think that guy was mad? Oni isn't "obscure" in any way.
I wish this series had caught on.
I can't be the only one who played this completely unknown game!
>developed by artoon
>published by microsoft studios
Maybe one of the closest thing the PS1 had to a game like Elder Scrolls. You have different weapons with their own skill levels that increase with use, and you take up quests from various NPCs found around the world.
shut up fagger just because people played it doesnt mean it was well known.
oni was great. when you beat the game you got a cheat that let you play as any character in the game even boss's complete with their own movesets. replay value out the ass
I couldn't believe how much the combat reminded me of Metroid Prime's with the whole lock on and being able to quickly dash around the enemy.
>shut up fagger just because people played it doesnt mean it was well known.
Then what the fuck does it mean?
it is, just because you know it doesn't means its in the same league as mainstream titles like Halo
I don't know, I think coming to a thread just to argue semantics is pretty autistic
>replying to 4 people in one posts
>calls other mad
Even though it had a trophy in SSBM no one ever bothered to look where it was from
Now heres a great little fucking racer. Customisation out the ass plus the tracks had lots of change so you had to equip your car with various parts to tackle them: with water you can just power through it or use floatation devices plus a propeller to skim across the top and with high drops you can equip a glider or just fall and belt it along the ground.
A bizarre shooter / platformer based loosely on the arcade game. You go around stages and try to clear out various insects while saving villagers and buildings.
Story is weirder than that. Bungie had this in development for quite a while. Heard that the hang-up was that they couldn't get multiplayer hand-to-hand combat working well.
They were working on Halo at around the same time. Microsoft was looking for a launch title for the Xbox and decided to buy Bungie just to get Halo for $40 million, not even pocket lint for Microsoft.
Microsoft didn't care about anything else than Halo and sold the rest of Bungie's IP to Take Two Interactive (aka Rockstar). About a year later, the finally released it, after stripping the multi-player out.
Speaking of console roguelikes, Chocobo's Dungeon 2 is pretty awesome. If you can stomach Azure Dreams' cutesy graphics, Chocobo's Dungeon shouldn't put you off.
Fuck, I forgot the pic
I was talking about pic related but since you mention it my post could mean tons of games
"Hey guys, you remember Micro Machines?"
"Lets make that but better."
And so they did.
Shame about the pseudo-sequel.
Come on man, put in a little effort next time.
Pretty good game actually.
>there will never be another Gundam game with cockpit gameplay
I post this in pretty much every thread.
Yeah. Roguelikes have randomly generated dungeons and random item drops. Console roguelikes are technically considered "roguelike-lite" because they aren't as strict. i.e. In a computer roguelike, character death is usually permanent, and you have to restart the entire game.
Sometimes I get impressed for what the xboxhuge could do.
I don't know if it was very obscure or just the fact that it's so old, but I've never met anyone who's played.
Really great game
Fear Effect is practically synonymous with lesbians.
For a 5€ game that I knew nothing about, this has to be one of my best purchases.
The only reason why I even bought it was because it said it had split screen co-op. What a blast that turned out to be.
That's the term I'd heard.
I actually hate the idea in theory, so I was really surprised that I liked Azure Dreams so much.
Any good ones anon'd recommend?
If you consider Oni to be shit, I'd like to hear what you consider a good game.
I really enjoyed Road Trip Adventure.
I don't think it's so obscure in Japan though, albeit called Choro Q.
sega didn't forget about it, they killed it. They made two godawful VC games for PSP. VC3 is one of the worst games I've ever played. It's 95% garbage anime, 4% way too easy missions on repeated maps, and 1% good mechanics that are pointless because of how easy it is.
Forgot the picture. Anyway, nobody I know has heard of this, so I guess it counts
On an entirely unrelated anthropomorphic note.
>Oni is shit
>Skyrim is excellent
I enjoyed Nightmare of Druaga for PS2, but I think critics universally panned it for being so unforgiving. For instance, if you turn off the game without saving, the moment you reload your file, a goddess appears and starts to lecture you about when and where you're supposed to save, and how straying from this process is basically an insult to the gods or some shit. Do it enough times and I think she starts to strip you of all your items.
Some other games off the top of my head are the Pokemon Mystery Dungeon series on GBA and DS, Shiren the Wanderer and Torneko, which is based on Dragon Quest.
I've never seen anyone talking about this game and it's even multiplat.
Found it, anyone played it recently enough to remember if it was good?
Most mystery dungeon games are a lot more bland than Azure Dreams.
As for computer roguelikes, the only ones I would really recommend are the original Rogue, maybe Brogue, and I don't know what Desktop Dungeons is like these days, but it was fun back when I played it when it was just a free indie game.
It's hard to find roguelikes that are fast enough and don't go overboard with the complexity or time investment. Nethack is just stupid with how heavily based it is on secret crap you're expected to look up on the wiki and a lot of other Roguelikes are just trying way too hard to be super complex "epic" D&D simulations.
>Lance Henrikson VA'ing main character
>Captain fucking Janeway
>Kevin Michael Richardson
Dat VA cast
Dat complete remake months before release
Should've been much more.
Fantastic title, really polished and accessible to all ages. Consider it a "my first RPG".
Picked it up for a couple of quid because I liked the look of the cover, very enjoyable.
Me and my friend burned a disk of that on Dreamcast and played that game so much.
I can still pick it up and do a perfect run of the first 2 levels. 3 is more difficult, then never got to put enough time into 4 and 5.
Man oh man, love it though.
Used to play with the Dreamcast arcade stick, made it even better.
Holy shit, this game was so fucking fun with at least one other person to play with.
>Nightmare of Druaga
Any relation to Tower of Druaga? That sounds ...neat.
I wouldn't hate a Pokemon one I guess, but I haven't had a GB since Color.
>Most mystery dungeon games are a lot more bland than Azure Dreams.
From what I saw it looked like, yeah, most of them were pretty generic looking. Seems like a lot of them did/do that forced first-person thing too.
Are there ANY decent games that use D&D engines? I haven't played one I like since Baldur's Gate...
Bought this baby from PSN some months ago. Got all 100 stamps three times since then and went full autist on grinding times for tracks and minigames.
It's still an awful game with an awful soundtrack though. Doesn't stop me from enjoying both of them.
It might not be as cool to like, but Skyrim is a better game than Oni. Oni was pretty mediocre. So is skyrim, but at least it looks better and has lewd mods.
this game was trippy as fuck, but really good
Goddamn american names being too fucking on the nose.
This was my childhood until Mashed came along
I feel I was the only one who ever played this
every one only knows NBA Street
I remember starting this game at the same time as a bunch of friends in a forum so we could talk about it together. We had done the same thing with Dragon Quest IV prior to it, and it was quite a nice experience. This one was too.
based on german pnp rpg The Dark Eye
rather slow but comfy
Pretty obscure. You guys have probably never heard of it before.
>This isn't mentioned
Get it together, guys.
expected a mediocre game, but I had a shitton of fun.
I mean: Samurai!. In th Old West!
Huh. I didn't even know there was a PS2 version...
So we were not supposed to compare them with contemporary standards? Alright.
What is there to admit about Skyrim being average?
solid game, was just released at a poor time.
also pic related.
>Any relation to Tower of Druaga?
It's a sequel. You play as Gil from the series, and you're tasked with stopping a sorceress from taking over the realm, or something of that nature.
The dungeons aren't actually random in this game, though. It's mostly just the item drops and enemies.
>Are there ANY decent games that use D&D engines?
Not as far as roguelikes go, from what I've seen. Most (all?) roguelikes are heavily based on exploring and combat. P&P game systems are generally designed for a more complex human-moderated game experience than that, so the roguelikes that try to go really complex with the P&P style system just end up being way too pointlessly complicated for their own good, feel really slow, and just get kind of boring.
Some roguelikes only take the bare minimum needed for combat from P&P systems and that tends to work out well enough, but then they can hardly be said to be using a D&D system at that point.
Those load times, and the lack of fast travel. It takes literally 30 minutes to get from point A to point B at times, and good luck finding some obscure dungeon that you're supposed to go to to complete a quest, because from an aerial point of view, all you can see is blurry land masses.
I dug my old Xbox out a week ago and found the box for this, but with no disk in sight. I'd forgotten I even had it. At least I've still got Metal Arms, but damnit I want to play this game again.
It's a typical onrails shooter. I enjoyed it a lot though. The death animations for the robots are extremely satisfying. It's a little hard to do solo but if you got a buddy to play it with it's a blast. Also, I wish more anime was done in this style. Everything feels too clean and cut/paste.
I remember you had to charge up your little pon ball and throw it. My friend bought it for me after he found out I enjoyed the sims. He said the store employee told him it was similar.
>race through NY as a future taxi craft
>inspired by The Fifth Element
Was there ever a better arena game out there?
Likewise, has there ever been a better first-person fist game?
Never beat this, but I liked what I played of it
>that gorgeous case
Pic semi related, it's Gladius, not the awful game on the right.
Gladius is one of the most underrated gems of all time.
>Playing it off the hard drive reduces the load times. If you talk to people they put the location of the dungeons on the map.
I didn't know about these features. Is there any in-game option to install to the PS2's internal hard drive?
I may play this game again someday.
I only played pic related, how badly did I do?
Played a demo of that on the Xbox. I remember OXM saying it was the hardest demo of a game they'd ever played, and I was beyond pleased when I got good enough to beat it in it's entirety. Is the proper game as unforgiving?
Not really obscure, but I doubt many people felt like investing in a timesink like this when all you could make were niche SNES-quality RPGs.
I guess I just like it for the practically infinite replaybility. If you really take the time to understand the system, there are some creative things you can pull off.
>mfw I'm waiting for this to come in the mail
Likewise, I actually bought a used PS2 just for RPG Maker 3. You can't customize the characters very much, but you can still produce some half-way decent games that look like generic Lord of the Rings clones.
1953 - KGB Unleashed aka Phobos 1953
Pretty awesome myst-like game with thick eerie atmosphere.
>but whats the point,how you share the game you make on a fucking PS1 game.
You just let your friends borrow your memory card and the game disc.
There are also online communities for sharing console RPG Maker games. There are devices that let you copy memory card data to your computer, such as DexDrive.
Well, anon, I hope you like a bizarre plot that (at first) seems more convoluted than MGS and KH. Also, the beginning is slow, but once things pick up it gets real fun. Goes from boring FPS to god tier action game.
Sounds like the sequel. IIRC UC1 was FPS only, while UC2 had melee weapons and crazy fights.
>No. You have to use a PS2 with FMCB/FHDB and OPL. OPL lets you run most games from a hard drive.
Then what's the purpose of saying it runs better from a hard drive? You have to hack your PS2 just to fix a native issue in the game. Doesn't my point still stand?
>Raiden with lightning staff
Any one else remember this? I didn't even know that there was a sequel to this until I looked for the box art just now.
Surprisingly good and memorable. The game would have worked better on the PC (those fucking load times) but I still spent hours on it.
Hell yes it is.
The game can get pretty damn difficult when you get up to higher levels.
Fantastic my dear Anon.
The way the game is set up, raising your own school of gladiators, traveling all of the world competing in tons of different arenas while the main story unfolds is awesome.
Just don't save after you beat the game if you want to keep upgrading your gladiators.
Is Oni any good? I found the disc in a binder of ps2 games and paid 5 bucks for the whole thing, been selling each one 3 bucks each at a yard sale, minus the obviously expensive ones like Champions of Norath/Return to Arms
>Fantastic my dear Anon.
I might try it soon, if I can find it.
I feel dumb because I paid almost full price for it and got entangled in other stuff and I just forgot to play it.
Yeah, did by Ion Storm as multiplayer-esque spinoff for Deus Ex series. I got it from some kind of weird bundle with first and second Deus Ex. I never finished singleplayer and didn't bother with multi.
>unreal championship 2
The original Xbox wasn't exactly the most popular system when it came out, and certainly didn't attract the original UT fanbase.
Even if the campaign battles were save-see what enemy has-load-fix deck-win repeat ad nauseam, I really liked it.
>obviously expensive ones like Champions of Norath/Return to Arms
Ah, those games. I never really liked them (I preferred the Baldur's Gate versions). Are they expensive now? I think my brother still has his copy of Return to Arms.
It's really good. The hand-to-hand fighting is satisfying and the guns feel alright.
The story is nice, too. It's pretty dark, though.
If you like Ghost in the Shell, you'll like this game.
It was a different time
A simpler time
A better time
Fun little game kinda spooky on some parts
How about this? Great jetpack game in my opinion, it was like Star Wars: Bounty Hunter, except good.
EB games at the time had it for $10 new, bought it, played it for a few days and then traded it into Gamecrazy. I got $25 in credit, went to go buy a few more copies. Then the guys at the shop think I was stealing shit because I'd bring it brand new copies of it in. Told them about how it was $10, they all pitched in and sent me down to EB to get them copies to trade in, after like a week that store probably had 10-20 new used copies of Airblade.
Is pretty obscure, but i won't call it hidden gem, more like very shitty.
>the developers of this went on to make Style Savvy Trendsetters
It still amuses me.
Yes, I thought it was a pretty faithful aftermath for the movie, bought it along side this.
>I could have gotten this for under $10 in the early 2000's
I remember seeing it on the shelf all the time but it never interested me.
Ties with Ninja Gaiden Black for my favorite game of all time.
Also as a bonus there was this one PS1 game ninja beat em up that I can't really remember its name, but it was pretty good as well. Infact I'd call it as difficult as both Shinobi and NGB.
The predecessor to warframe (which is what this was originally supposed to be)
>only have this to fap too
>Mfw when I have to race to get the sexy lady videos.
Max Payne 3 before Max Payne 3
I've probably played over 300 hours of Battlezone II. Shit, I replayed the campaign a couple years ago. Everything about it was awesome except the AI. Why dont they do games like that anymore?? RTS, until you hop in your hover tank and lead a column out to fuck shit up.
Anyone remember this lost turn based game?
It's about a second American War Between the States.
Fucking hell, great multiplayer too. Someone could make a killing ripping this game off because of how simple and fun its concept is
and I wouldnt mind, id just like someone to play with
>The X-Files: Resist or Serve
I just beat this game (Scully's missions at least) for the first time last week. It started out okay, better than I expected, but went downhill pretty fast. Decent voice acting though
That hype as fuck intro.
Well, I enjoyed it.
How did I not hear about this game? Was it good?
Nope, its a pretty stand alone title.
This Lord of the Rings game was released before the films, it's got some interesting takes on the franchise.
A nice interpretation of the books in my opinion.
>buying the PS2 version
PS2 version is basically UT99, which is much better on PC due to mods and everything else. Unreal Championship 1 on Xbox is a dumbed down UT2K3, while Unreal Championship is pretty unique. But $5 for UT on PS2 isn't a bad price, so I hope you enjoy it.
It could really use a PC release if anything. It played pretty good on the Xbox but Unreal belongs on PC. If nothing else, it shouldn't have been Xbox exclusive.
anyone I ask outside of here knows nothing about this. Wish someone somewhere would make some kind of spiritual successor with some online play
I played all the disgaea games and I have to say it pretty obscure unless you like SRPG's a lot. Someone actually came up to me while I was playing disgaea 2 on psp, and asked me if it was pokemon.
Arcade games are still vidya.
>implying anyone else ever played this
This was one of the few third party gems on the Wii
That game is shit, watched my "friend" (hang out with this guy cause he has no other friends) play it for a bit and puked in my mouth.
It's literally a game designed for people that lack social interactions in their daily lives.
Pathetic really, but whatever floats your boat i suppose.
Resident Evil on a boat with plant/human monsters. It's not that bad.
Random purchase, ended up getting 100s of hours of fun.