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27-08-03, 17:12
I thought this might be a fun topic: List the games you've played that you love but that don't get much attention 'cause everyones' talking about the High Profile blockbusters. Here's a few that I think a lot of people should try.

1) "Pirates: The Legend Of Black Kat" (PS2, XBOX)
(I had tremendous fun playing this, and many people on this board should probably like it too)

2) "Fatal Frame" (PS2, XBOX?)
(Forget RE or Silent Hill, this game is the scariest game I've played. A good old-fashioned ghost story! Play with lights out and sound up!)

3) "War Of The Monsters" (PS2)
(If you can get a friend to play with you, then you should love this Monster based beat 'em up. Awesome 2 player fun! Single player not as fun...)

4) "Pikmin" (Gamecube)
(Shigiro Myamoto's cute, but challenging, Real-Time Strategy game. Still the most fun I've had on my Gamecube.)

27-08-03, 17:25
Oooooh good topic Uni!! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif
I always like to shamelessly plug the low-profile games I have played and loved.

Parasite Eve
Parasite Eve 2 (these two games are awesome)
Dark Cloud 2 (Dark Cloud is great too, but it became a greatest hits--even though I had never heard of it and I subscribe to Electronic Gaming Monthly!)

Oh, and I REALLY want to play Fatal Frame. I am going to go to Ebay right now...

27-08-03, 17:26
On The old Amiga 520, Super Frog used to bring hours of amusement. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif It was a fun platform game with fun music. :)I never got the hang of it but one on the Amiga 520 that was very origonal was Weird Dreams. In it, you played Cornish man Steve Trevarthan who had been convinced by a girl at his office he fancied and who was posessed by a demon called Zellopirus to take some pills.

He began having lucid dreams that instead of being controlled by him were controlled by Emily, possessed by Zellopirus. The little Novella of the story had some damned far fetched parts to it and the author, Robert Rupwin perhaps could have thought a tad harder on the realism of how hospital staff speak to patients. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

I dunno if you'd call it low-profile, as it was high profile when its first version on the Sega Megadrive came out and that is Ecco The Dolphin. I also completed the sequel Ecco:Tides of Time. Vey challenging and provoking much cursing but great if you like underwater action.

Its recent version Ecco:Defender Of The Future on PS2 is a good one and doesn't seem very high profile. It's challenging and very much as if written by a hippie but heck I love exploring and playing the game. :)I am told I'm a bit of a hippie anyways. ;)

John Falstaff
27-08-03, 17:48
Hi Everyone,


Good question. I don't know how low profile these are, but two games really stick in my mind:-

a) Brian Lara Cricket. This was a great game that I clocked at the hardest level. Many, many hours of fun. A PS2 version would be superb - I'd be first in line. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif

b) LMA Football (ie: soccer) Manager. There were 1999 & 2001 versions. Normally my attention span for games is ten to fifteen minutes. These were so addictive I could spend 15-16 hours at a strech playing them. Between these two versions I spent the best part of three years doing (not just playing) nothing else. I was completely neurotic about them. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/clown.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/bash.gif So much so I'd never buy another for fear that I couldn't control myself. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/redface.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/redface.gif

27-08-03, 18:03
Another I forgot (don't want to list too many but I can't resist):

"Devil Dice" (PS1)

This is a great puzzle game, though it may be tough to find now. My wife is better at all puzzle games than I am and she loves this game! The sequel, called "Bombastic" just came out, I think, on the PS2.

27-08-03, 18:35
- Panzer Dragoon Orta
- Ikaruga
- Winning Eleven Six
- Drakan:The Ancient Gates
- Primal
- Einhander

Why gamers avoid these games, I don't know. What they don't know, is that these titles offer alot.

27-08-03, 18:48
Global Operations

27-08-03, 18:50
Originally posted by AndrewII:
- Panzer Dragoon Orta
- Ikaruga
- Winning Eleven Six
- Drakan:The Ancient Gates
- Primal
- Einhander

Why gamers avoid these games, I don't know. What they don't know, is that these titles offer alot.Yeah, I've played ICO, Primal & Einhander and can whole-heartedly recommend them too! I really have to try Drakan...

27-08-03, 18:55
The only relatively unknown game I've got is Koudelka, a low key RPG set in Wales. I think it came out around 2000.

I once had LMA manager 2000, and I've still got the 2002 version to this day. Stopped playing it once I got Champ manager 01/02.

27-08-03, 19:04
-Metal Slug X

27-08-03, 21:23
ICO, War of the Monsters, Dark Cloud 1 and 2. Those are cool. I'm just wondering, has anyone heard of a game called Rez? I think that's what it is. I've heard some about it, but can't find it anywhere...Any ideas about where I could find it? And if I do find it, should I get it? Should I stop asking questions or just keep going? http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

27-08-03, 21:51
Y'know, I don't know why I forgot REZ.

27-08-03, 22:04
I just remembered, I played a demo of it, the only thing wrong with this is that I can't find that disc anywhere...Ha, it figures, when I really want to play some of it the disc is nowhere in sight... :rolleyes:

27-08-03, 22:49
Originally posted by Ocean-Sirius:
[QB]On The old Amiga 520, Super Frog used to bring hours of amusement. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif It was a fun platform game with fun music. QB]WoW Ocean-Sirius! SuperFrog was one of my favourite games on my old Amiga 500! I also loved Bubba 'n' Stix, 'The Addams Family' and 'The Chaos Engine'!

Anyways, I love this topic as I seem to really love the niche games that no one buys, a few of my faves:

- Parappa the Rapper
- Um Jammer Lammy
- Gitaroo Man
- Bust A Groove
- Monkey Island series
- Maximo
- Harvest Moon: Back to Nature
- Dark Cloud 2
- 40 Winks
- Anna Kournikova's Smash Court Tennis
- Hogs of War

I know there are more but I can't think of them right now.

28-08-03, 10:57
Good call on Maximo, Roddy 100! Don't know why I forgot that one!

28-08-03, 13:14
PIKMIN- My friend has it and its great fun.

CRASH BANDICOOT- I loved all of those games but they're too easy for me now :(

Thats all the low-profile games that I've played that I've really enjoyed. :confused:

28-08-03, 13:16
Septerra Core (RPG)

28-08-03, 14:00
Little Big Adventure 1 & 2 (a lot like the Tomb Raider gameplay, but very cartoonish and much fun)
Warzone 2100 (a lot like Command & Conquer, but very cool). Good topic!!

28-08-03, 14:02
I've played Warzone 2100's demo it was fun...

28-08-03, 14:40
Yes, I bought Warzone for 5 guilders (little more than 2 euros) two years ago. Very cheap for a quality game! One of the good features is that you can 'design' your own tanks!

28-08-03, 16:12
Brain Lara's Cricket excellent the only time I can excel at the noble game

John have got this quote form codemasters about updating the game

"We currently have no plans to release a new Brian Lara Cricket game. However we certainly do not rule out a new cricket game for one of the next generation consoles, and may decide to develop a PC version alongside."

28-08-03, 20:25
Roddy 100-Chaos Engine passed some fun hours away for me and my second eldest brother. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif When I didn't work Sundays and he visited, we used to play it. I am notorious for being behind in technology and I owned the outdated system for many years. I eventually passed it onto this brother but the Amiga 520 died an untimely death, as no one could replace the power pack thingy. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif He still has a Sega Megadrive and an old Spectrum..he'll have a museum! :D

28-08-03, 22:55
He has some really old systems Ocean-Sirius! But that means he'll have some absolutely classic games. I still have my old Amiga and I'm almost inspired to drag it out again and replay Superfrog!

There's also one more low-profile game I forgot to put on my list: Micro Maniacs on PSOne. Completely fun and addictive and a riot with some friends and a multitap!!!

29-08-03, 00:45
Sirus the Amiga 520 was the TV adapter man... you either used the Amiga 500 or 500+
both pretty awesome machines though.

best lost profile game(s) i've played have been Grandia & Grandia2

although Oni wasn't exactly what i'd call low profile it was never really well received by gamers much, however i'd say it was pretty groundbreaking ... just a pitty i can't play it anymore on the new DetonatorFX drivers :'(

another low profile game i remember playing which was asstounding was something called Malice, was the first ever true Total Conversion game to take one games engine (Quake in this case) and make and entirely new game... although Raven Software had done with with Hexen from Doom, they were originally partners of id software and had the original source so wasn't as much a modification as it was more a reworking of the same engine.

But still showed what a team of dedicated modders could do - pitty Quantum never really went on to do anything major, but then it was just a hobby to them.

29-08-03, 13:39
if u like puzzels try rich diamond. they have a demo to try for free. notheing but puzzels to try to solve. :D

29-08-03, 14:19
Originally posted by kenny:
if u like puzzels try rich diamond. they have a demo to try for free. notheing but puzzels to try to solve. :D Thanks for that tip, Kenny. I love puzzle games, but my wife loves them even more! I'll have to look into this for her. You should look into Devil Dice which I mentioned earlier... the sequel "Bombastic" just came out too. :D