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Old 25th December 2010, 12:57 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Re: Which Game has the best SFF story?

Metal Gear Solid series is light Sfictional and is in the near future.

Story wise no one is close to Kojima's masterpiece imo.
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Old 25th December 2010, 04:14 PM   #32 (permalink)
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SF - Starflight. The story is head and shoulders above anything else I've played.

Fantasy - I'd have to go with Morrowind, apart from the huge quests and the massive background detail the open-endedness meant you could write virtually any story you wanted.
I played the original Starflight on an IBM PC that did not even have a hardrive, just two 5.25" floppy drives. Is this the game you are talking about?Starflight - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I would second the vote for the great story in Starflight, that was the game that basically got me hooked on playing computer games way back in 1986.
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Old 5th January 2011, 11:43 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Re: Which Game has the best SFF story?

Planescape Torment from my point of view is the best game.It shall make you feel like reading a story book.
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Old 6th January 2011, 10:31 AM   #34 (permalink)
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Well. for me, it's the Fallout series, Sword of the Stars, the Half Life series, Freespace 1 and 2, and Starcraft and Mass Effect.
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Old 6th January 2011, 08:12 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Re: Which Game has the best SFF story?

Planescape Torment by someway ; although it's probably more story over game. Brilliant , involving and emotional storyline. Also Baldurs Gate , in the way that the different characters in your paty interat. Just like with PT , depending on the players alignment and that of your gang , you'll get a different game , with often quite amusing conversations - even relationships - going on between them without the player ever getting involved.
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Old 9th January 2011, 09:47 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Re: Which Game has the best SFF story?

It might be a little sad but Civilisation.

I love to sit down and create and narrative history of the game that I've just played.
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Old 9th January 2011, 11:32 PM   #37 (permalink)
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It might be a little sad but Civilisation.

I love to sit down and create and narrative history of the game that I've just played.
that IS a little sad. But... i admit, i do much the same. Though mine is reciting in my head as the game progresses "and just as the flourishing civilisation began a golden age, they were annihilated by the upstarts with gunpowder" cue "mwahahaha" evil laugh... for 'twas MY civilisation that annihilated them.
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Old 15th January 2011, 07:41 PM   #38 (permalink)
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I played the original Starflight on an IBM PC that did not even have a hardrive, just two 5.25" floppy drives. Is this the game you are talking about?Starflight - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I would second the vote for the great story in Starflight, that was the game that basically got me hooked on playing computer games way back in 1986.
Yep, that's the one. I still have my original packaging and floppy disks, though I can't play them. I've kept a couple of old IBM PC games, another being Star Fleet 1, which must have the biggest manual to game size ratio ever
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Old 29th January 2011, 02:31 PM   #39 (permalink)
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Re: Which Game has the best SFF story?

The majority of the games I play are JRPGs, and some of them have some really good storylines. I love FF7's story, as well as the stories in the Suikoden series (although some are better than others), and the Valkyrie Profile series. In terms of SF over Fantasy, I'd have to pick the Star Ocean series. Haven't played the latest one, though, so I can't comment about that one.
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Old 1st February 2011, 05:49 PM   #40 (permalink)
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Yep, that's the one. I still have my original packaging and floppy disks, though I can't play them. I've kept a couple of old IBM PC games, another being Star Fleet 1, which must have the biggest manual to game size ratio ever
Yes I still have all the original stuff for that game as well and many others including the entire King's Quest and Space Quest series from Sierra Online, well King's Quest I think I stopped buying them once they went too "disneyish" for my tastes. I think that was around Kings Quest 6 or 7 when the art style changed and made me hate that series....Most of them I can no longer play and sometimes I wonder if I could get big bucks for them on Ebay...
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Old 18th February 2011, 12:04 AM   #41 (permalink)
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If you guys haven't played The Bard's Tale for PS2 then you're seriously missing out. Not great for gameplay, but in terms of story there is no better game. Hilarious.
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Old 18th February 2011, 08:47 AM   #42 (permalink)
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I did like the Bard's Tale. The songs were pretty good as well. I think that was probably the last outright comedy game I played. They should make more like that (but with better gameplay).
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Old 18th February 2011, 11:36 AM   #43 (permalink)
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The Elder Scrolls? I'm sure they have allready mentioned, but just in case.
Fallout? same as above.
Fable 1, 2 (only for xbox) 3
World of Warcraft? I know it's an MMO but you can download it for free and play on a private server, for FREE!
Lord of the Rings Online: Is now free aswell.
Assassins Creed 1,2,B

There are so many to choose from.
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Old 28th February 2011, 01:57 AM   #44 (permalink)
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Either I'm blind or no one has mentioned the Gothic series.
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Old 1st March 2011, 12:30 AM   #45 (permalink)
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Legend of Dragoon (PSX) if anyone played it had a pretty good storyline.
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