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Patient-X

Cardcaptor
Ah fair enough I'm sort of less into that one due to how some mechanics and story aspects haven't aged well. For me MM took a lot from OOT (literally it was made in 18 months reusing a lot of assets) but improved it, especially the barren overworld and underdeveloped characters.
I liked MM and as you say it improved on OOT greatly, but OOT is just more special to me. We both agree on Vice City being the best GTA, 80's music rules all 😎
 
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HWR

Shinigami
I liked MM and as you say it improved on OOT greatly, but OOT is just more special to me. We both agree on Vice City being the best GTA, 80's music rules all 😎
Vice City Stories is good too, and arguably has a better soundtrack as well. I'd say my top 3 GTAs are Vice City, San Andreas and Vice City Stories.
 

Patient-X

Cardcaptor
Vice City Stories is good too, and arguably has a better soundtrack as well. I'd say my top 3 GTAs are Vice City, San Andreas and Vice City Stories.
I love all the GTA games, even the early 'view from above' ones. But Vice City was a game changer, all the ones after have just been VC with extra twiddly bits 😋 There all awesome though. You could always tell when a new GTA was released because I'd book a week off work 😀 it's one of the few games I'd buy on day one, those and assassin's creed.
 

HWR

Shinigami
I love all the GTA games, even the early 'view from above' ones. But Vice City was a game changer, all the ones after have just been VC with extra twiddly bits 😋 There all awesome though. You could always tell when a new GTA was released because I'd book a week off work 😀 it's one of the few games I'd buy on day one, those and assassin's creed.
Only flaw with VC is the fixed camera whilst driving a vehicle that they fixed in the iOS version. Even that helicopter bomb mission isn't difficult now I've played it enough times!
 

Patient-X

Cardcaptor
Only flaw with VC is the fixed camera whilst driving a vehicle that they fixed in the iOS version. Even that helicopter bomb mission isn't difficult now I've played it enough times!
That's wasn't a flaw, it was a character building quirk. Fixed camera's are a test of your gaming prowess 😎
 

HWR

Shinigami
My favourite trick was a glitch in the mall where you can end up trapped in a purgatory void wherein the game hasn't loaded properly and the mall music keeps playing as you figure out how to get around.
 

D1tchd1gger

Mad Scientist
The only 2 GTAs I didn't finish was 2 (the gang system made it harder than 1) and Chinatown Wars (I have it on Vita but haven't got into yet). I top 3 are IV, Vice City and San Andreas.
 

farzam1999

Great Teacher
Here mine with games:
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Ocarina of Time, Twilight Princess, Final Fantasy XV
Skyrim, Witcher 3, Shadow of War
Super Mario 64, Super Mario Galaxy, Shadow of Mordor

My all time favourite games! I recently (late 2016) got a PS4, which turned me away from Nintendo games. However, I will forever love the Nintendo games listed.
 

HWR

Shinigami
Nice to see another big fan of The Witcher 3, I played it earlier this year and was blown away by how impressive it was. The DLC is the best I've ever seen from a game as well.
 

farzam1999

Great Teacher
It’s a damn good game! Played it for maybe 50 hours and haven’t even touched the main questline yet, I’ve only come to the second land (Velen? Can’t recall which one of then it is. Novigrad?). Only playing the sidequests, contracts, and a bit of Gwent :D Haven’t touched the DLC yet either, but I hear they’re big enough to be their own games lol. It always ends with being ridicolously overleveled lol, but I have to stop and stare at the landscapes, everything is so damn beautiful. Also with my current Skyrim playthrough, level 27, someplace where I should be 10 at max in main questline.
 
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ayase

State Alchemist
Shout outs to @HWR and @Patient-X for some good music taste. I like the Desert Island Discs approach, made me think pretty hard and resulted in a rather manic-depressive list.



Cheating a bit with Substance as it's a compilation, but Joy Division's best tracks are all split between albums and singles and there isn't really one stand-out album for me. It was difficult to choose between Disintegration and Pornography for The Cure, and between Join Hands and Juju for the Banshees. Different Light is the best all-around Bangles album, but it doesn't include Complicated Girl which is probably their best song.
 

HWR

Shinigami
Shout outs to @HWR and @Patient-X for some good music taste. I like the Desert Island Discs approach, made me think pretty hard and resulted in a rather manic-depressive list.



Cheating a bit with Substance as it's a compilation, but Joy Division's best tracks are all split between albums and singles and there isn't really one stand-out album for me. It was difficult to choose between Disintegration and Pornography for The Cure, and between Join Hands and Juju for the Banshees. Different Light is the best all-around Bangles album, but it doesn't include Complicated Girl which is probably their best song.
Both Pornography and Disintegration were contenders for my list also but in the end Faith won out because I love its atmosphere. Honestly most of their stuff up to 1989 is great, it’s just anything afterwards was more miss than hit for me.

Also I should really listen to some Banshee’s back catalogue at some point.
 

ayase

State Alchemist
Also I should really listen to some Banshee’s back catalogue at some point.
If you like earlier, heavier Cure stuff then you definitely should (Robert Smith essentially was a Banshee for a while, playing for them on tour and the Hyaena album, and he and Steve Severin recorded an album together - The ties between the bands run pretty deep) They followed a similar route to The Cure really, mellowing a lot with time and experimenting with different sounds that sometimes worked, sometimes didn’t. Everything up to A Kiss in the Dreamhouse is great, but you can probably take or leave anything after that.
 
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Blaize

Hunter
Albums
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There isn't a real theme to these, only that after coming out of my 'listen to as much music as I can phase as a teen and young adult' that these are the albums that stuck with me. All of these I would have said were my favourite album at some point. Picking one is impossible for me. Though if I had to push someone to listen to just one I think it'd be X-Ray Spex 'Germfree Adolescents' because it's perhaps the most perfect, Punk never got better.

Narrowing down to just 9 is a pretty hellish experience though, My shortlist was 15 Albums. I mean my teen self would be shocked that Pink Floyd don't appear at all, you can consider DSOTM no.10. The others were Milo Goes to College by the Descendents, Mesmerize/Hypnotize by SOAD, Abbey Road and Let it Be by the Beatles and Aha Shake Heartbreak by Kings of Leon. Obviously like everyone I could have easily added about 50 more lol.

Oh bonus for Kula Shaker - 'Peasants, Pigs and Astronauts' for having the greatest Album cover and all round sleeve ever.
 
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thedoctor2016

Soul Reaper
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People always associate ABBA with their eariler upbeat stuff but I’m a fan of the post divorces albums if these new songs are good as their 80s music I’ll die happy. The manics are my most different choice I guess I just love most their albums.
 

ayase

State Alchemist
The Queen is Dead and Excitable Boy would probably both feature if I were to expand my square from 9 to 16.

The manics are my most different choice I guess I just love most their albums
While I certainly feel the same, I don't think Rewind the Film would feature even if I made a 3x3 of nothing but Manics albums. :p And I have a signed copy of it...
 
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