Which is the better game?


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Poll: Which is the better game? (123 member(s) have cast votes)

Which is the better game?

  1. Silent Storm (3 votes [2.46%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.46%

  2. Silent Storm: Sentinels (10 votes [8.20%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.20%

  3. UFO Aftermath (11 votes [9.02%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.02%

  4. UFO Enemy Unknown (63 votes [51.64%])

    Percentage of vote: 51.64%

  5. Terror from the Deep (13 votes [10.66%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.66%

  6. Apocalypse (16 votes [13.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.11%

  7. Other (6 votes [4.92%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.92%

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#41 Slaughter

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Posted 24 April 2005 - 04:13 PM

"Is this the postaholic group?" ;)


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Posted 25 April 2005 - 12:56 AM

haha what group do you fall under? 'Alcholic' group?? ;)
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Posted 25 April 2005 - 09:02 AM

ughhh why can't i start a poll.... give me privileges darn it!! hehe
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#44 Slaughter

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Posted 25 April 2005 - 11:12 AM

You can start polls elsewhere, but not one here. It would go straight to the front page. You are welcome to suggest a poll however.


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Posted 25 April 2005 - 12:45 PM

age groups are always a good one. gender, well, there are a few females around here, but not enough to warrant a poll. computer stats perhaps? OS? well anyway, i choose APOC. the first xcom game i ever played, and still my favorite!
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Posted 28 April 2005 - 09:54 AM

High five Ki-tat!!

@ Slaughtie, hmm i was thinking a poll for favourite gaming company.. eg. Microprose, Bullfrog or to make things interesting, a company that isn't related to the games mentioned on the forums.... :cool:
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Posted 28 April 2005 - 10:47 AM

Thanks for the suggestions! We'll see about adding a new poll this weekend I think.


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Posted 11 May 2005 - 01:57 AM

Terror from the deep rules, as far as I'm concerned. Apoc comes a close 2nd.

S3 is brilliant, no question. But a non-linear game will beat a linear game any day of the week. Plus with the XCOM games, you get to build bases. You get to build facilities within the bases. You get to build and equip ships. You get to do research. You get to use psionic powers and weapons, and fight exotic alien species.

Truly, the XCOM games were a product of pure genius.

Sometimes I wonder why they don't make games like that anymore.

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 02:15 PM

STRYKER, on May 11 2005, 03:57 AM, said:

Sometimes I wonder why they don't make games like that anymore.
Many reasons I guess, but I think one of the main problems is profit. Durned publishers only care about profit, and the developers waste their time playing with 3d engines that add more or less nothing to the games. Silent Storm is one of the few exceptions in regards to 3d.


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Posted 11 May 2005 - 03:45 PM

There is some players who don't have 5hours (one after another) time to spend to non-linearity in day. And non-linearity sure needs lots of time to handle (and those are so addictive).

I still play games which started all this turn based style: chess and backcammon are great games with friends and those doesn't take 5hours to play (and are truly 3D ;) ).

I think 'all' turn based games are non-linearity in someway (depends how players play those) and it's good to have different ones :cool: .

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Posted 14 May 2005 - 11:01 PM

UFO: Aftermath wins my vote.

The developers created a credible alien civilization complete with its acheivements and follies.  The aliens in the X-Com series merely have a mindless desire to subjugate or exterminate any sentient race they encounter, just like in Space Invaders.

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Posted 20 May 2005 - 11:04 AM

Sorry, but it has to be EMail X-Com as the best game.... And it's not there on your list?!?! Shame on you Pete! ;)
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Posted 20 May 2005 - 11:13 AM

Hehe, I guess he conveniently forgot the games released after Apocalypse ;)


#54 Hellb0und

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Posted 26 May 2005 - 01:32 PM

My first post here... but some people here already know me or remember me  :)  Pete? Slaughter? Thorondor? :)

I voted for UFO:EU, but if Laser Squad: Nemesis was listed i would have to toss a coin to decide  ;)

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Posted 26 May 2005 - 06:49 PM

Hi Hell ;)

Good to have you back! How have you been doing?

Oh, and you already have an account called Hellbound_PT I believe...


#56 Thorondor

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Posted 26 May 2005 - 07:13 PM

Welcome back, Hellb0und :)

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Posted 05 July 2005 - 12:42 AM

Hi all.  I'm fairly new to this group.

I voted TFTD but I have to cop out and say it was really EU and TFTD together.  I still consider them the same game just two different parts.  I personally prefer EU but picking TFTD was, in my mind, like picking them both together.  I'll never forget sitting there thinking, I only have 8 action points left...should I turn and open the door, go inside...should I wait till next turn.... go inside....nothing, then....should I turn with my two points left?  Turn. Oh God.  Alien facing me in the square right next to me.  Then flipping out trying to figure out everything I possibly could to save my soldier.  My best guy!  (They were all my best guy.)  I preferred EU's city settings but I liked the length of TFTDs ship terror missions.  I just never liked the color palette from TFTD.  The same murky sort of blue.  I always prefer city type environments.

A very close second was Apoc.  Oddly, I've played Apoc much more than EU/TFTD simply because, for a long while, I couldn't get EU/TFTD running on my machine.  So when I wanted to play, it was no other choice.  After many times playing it, I began to appreciate it a great deal.  Even more so after I found that "so and so's Midnight editor" (can't remember the proper name).  It became, and still is, my favorite game to play and experiment with.  And I end up playing it every 3 to 4 months or so.  As a matter of fact ... it's about time to start up another game.  

Silent Storm would be a close third.  It was like playing JA/Xcom again when I found it.  The only problem I had with SS was the random missions.  I felt like I was shooting the same 6 or so guys over and over again.  There weren't really random but the same set number of maps and the same enemies in the nearly the same positions over and over.  And after playing the story missions, the random maps were so small, they felt really confining.  The enemies were always in the same certain places because they really didn't have much space to be anywhere else.  If the random maps were a bit bigger and they were truly random, it would have had a lot more staying power with me.  Anyway, EU/TFTD were my first, so they always have a special place in my mind.

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Posted 05 August 2005 - 05:25 PM

Enemy Unknown ! For me, for you, for everyone !
It's the best of best DOS games I have ever played.
BTW, I've played more than 1,000 DOS games.

another BTW, sorry for my poor English, and I'm a Chinese.

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Posted 05 August 2005 - 05:44 PM

I won't choose
I like Xcoms 1-3
I like UFO aftermath
I would like LSN if i played it
However, i see that you don't have interceptor and Enforcer up there
I was this *---* close to being a bf2 pro player, but i left because of my internet and hitreg...  meh.  Just plain meh

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Posted 07 August 2005 - 11:08 PM

roland, on Aug 5 2005, 07:25 PM, said:

Enemy Unknown ! For me, for you, for everyone !
It's the best of best DOS games I have ever played.
BTW, I've played more than 1,000 DOS games.

another BTW, sorry for my poor English, and I'm a Chinese.

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Your English is fine. 1000? Madness! :blush: Welcome to the boards!

@blehm: Nah, wanted to make it a pleasant poll :)





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