HF Retro Game of the Year - 1995 - Vote in the Poll!

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Game of the year back in 1995?

Poll closed Sep 11, 2018.
  1. Chrono Trigger

    33.3%
  2. Command & Conquer

    7.9%
  3. Descent

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Donkey Kong Country 2

    6.3%
  5. Earthbound

    12.7%
  6. Full Throttle

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. MechWarrior 2

    1.6%
  8. Mortal Kombat 3

    4.8%
  9. Rayman

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Street Fighter Alpha

    1.6%
  11. Twisted Metal

    4.8%
  12. Warcraft II

    14.3%
  13. Worms

    7.9%
  14. Yoshi's Island

    4.8%
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  1. SniperHF

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    Chrono trigger ainec
     
  3. 50 Sheas of Grey

    50 Sheas of Grey Registered User

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    Went with Warcraft 2 as it was the first RTS I played and was a great game to introduce me to the genre. Followed closely by Yoshi's Island and DKC2.

    Still need to play Chrono Trigger and Earthbound.
     
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    I went with Chrono Trigger, although I don't know if it's fair as we're getting into a time where I haven't played as many games.
     
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    RandV It's a wolf v2.0

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    Normally I'm a JRPG guy but Warcraft II holds all the RTS nostalgia for me. Also the only one I could play multiplayer at a high level... eventually it came otu with a battle.net version. and for some reason while everyone is so damn good at Starcraft most people just suck at Warcraft II.
     
  6. SniperHF

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    C&C was far from the first to integrate the FMV fad into a game with actual gameplay, but Westwood did it the best.


    Also I was bored, so here are the platform breakdowns of various winners:
    Previous years:
    2017 - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - 31%Nintendo
    2016 - Uncharted 4: A Thief's End - 20%Sony
    2015 - The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - 35%Multiplatform
    2014 - South Park: The Stick of Truth - 15%Multiplatform
    2013 - The Last of Us - 29%Sony
    2012 - The Walking Dead - 20%Multiplatform
    2011 - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - 48%Multiplatform
    Retro Votes:
    2010 - Red Dead Redemption - 31.6%Multiplatform
    2009 - Assassin's Creed II - 20%Multiplatform
    2008 - Fallout 3 - 43.5%Multiplatform
    2007 - Mass Effect - 25%Multiplatform
    2006 - The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - 22.8%Multiplatform
    2005 - Civilization IV - 22.4%PC
    2004 - Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas - 27.4%Multiplatform
    2003 - Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic - 46.4%Multiplatform
    2002 - Grand Theft Auto: Vice City - 34.2%Multiplatform
    2001 - Grand Theft Auto III - 31.9%Multiplatform
    2000 - Diablo II - 20.5%PC
    1999 - Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings - 20%PC*
    1998 - The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of time - 34.5%Nintendo
    1997 - GoldenEye 007 - 29.1%Nintendo
    1995 - Super Mario 64 - 42.9%Nintendo


    No MS/Xbox. I think one of the HALOs came close to winning though.

    I called anything with a port within one year of initial release multiplatform. Like KOTOR was exclusive to Xbox for a while but the PC port came pretty quick for example.
    AoE had a port but so did Starcraft and nobody cares about RTS console ports :laugh:
     
  7. Warden of the North

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    Warcraft 2.

    Not hard for me
     
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    Super Mario World 2 Yoshi's Island gets my vote. I like the games look and I like how they added a challenge system to get a perfect 100 score on the levels.
     
  9. McRpro

    McRpro Call the rulebook!

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    Twisted Freakin' Metal!
     
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    I went with Command & Conquer. It was the first of the second generation of RTSes that really showed that the genre was maturing and really made it take off in popularity. Dune II and Warcraft: Orcs & Humans were loads of fun, but were still trying to figure out the best control scheme and UI for an RTS. C&C was the first to figure it out and was a blast to play. The soundtrack, particularly, was epic. Sometimes, I'll load up the game just to listen to the soundtrack.

    Warcraft II was every bit its equal, but came out 3 months after. I was already blown away by C&C, so I couldn't really be blown away by WC2, though I did enjoy it a lot. Also, I've always been more fond of C&C's and even WC1's art styles and not so fond of WC2's more cartoonish one. It's a great game, just not dear to me like several other RTSes (including C&C).

    I'd agree that it was one of the best, but I would give Wing Commander III the nod for best, personally. Instead of FMV cutscenes at the end and/or start of missions, it wove them throughout the game. For example, you might trigger one by walking around the ship in-between missions and video of the actors was seamlessly superimposed over pre-rendered sets in lots of places (ex. when you picked your wingmen, you clicked on the actors fidgeting in place).
     
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    Despite my love for C&C (see avatar), Warcraft II edged it out for me by a bit.
     
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    MechWarrior 2.

    A great blend of action and a compelling plot based on the FASA Battletech universe.

    Also had a great soundtrack - I believe it was the first gaming CD-ROM that you could also play as an audio CD for the game tracks.
     
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    had to go with Worms

    the hours of endless fun that game provided (and still does today) are tough to beat
     
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    It's between Chrono Trigger and Warcraft 2. I voted for Chrono Trigger because I was actually able to beat that game. I could never beat WC 2.
     
  15. Rodgerwilco

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    It's Chrono Trigger, not even close in my opinion. Iconic game, but I know that jRPG's go pretty underrated around here so I won't be surprised if it doesn't win the poll.
     
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    I was really torn between Warcraft II and Mortal Kombat 3, both of which I adore dearly, but I think I have to give it to WCII. I was 8 when I first saw it and didn't know much about computer games other than SimAnt before that. WCII was the first game that I legitimately loved -- the color, the music, the interface, the story, the action, the voice recording. It's the reason why strategy is my favorite genre of games and why I played every Blizzard title they released for the next decade.

    so I'll just give a quick shoutout to MK3. What a great game -- gory, of course, and delightfully so, but also really funny, challenging, and just so much fun. I can still pick it up and remember about half the combos for my favorite characters. By far my favorite fighting game ever.
     
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    Well, it's winning right now.
     
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    Still lots of time, and Warcraft is only 1 vote behind.
     
  19. Big McLargehuge

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    Easiest vote yet: Chrono Trigger
     
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    Love CT but had to vote Warcraft 2. So many multiplayer memories.
     
  21. GreatKeith

    GreatKeith Chia you're an idiot, play a record.

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    Earthbound. It's not the best game on the list but it's my favourite game of all time and was amazingly ahead of its time.
     
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    Chrono Trigger and like many have said, AINEC.

    The Dream-team cranked out a grand-slam with that one.

    Akira Toriyama - Dragon Ball
    Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy
    Yūji Horii - Dragon Quest/Warrior
    Hironobu Sakaguchi -Final Fantasy
     
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    While it's true Uematsu did a few tracks, it was only because Yasunori Mitsuda got sick near the end and had to step aside. But pretty much every iconic composition from the game was Mitsuda. He's my favourite VG composer and I just had to bring that up.

    Agree with the dream team sentiment though. Having the main forces behind Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest collaborate must have blown minds in Japan at the time.
     
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    Disappointing year. Went with C&C.
     
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