The EZA Community Top 25 Best of 2000!
@dipset I dunno if I'd describe it as approachable, there's certainly a lot that isn't explained but any SMT knowledge will help considerably and there's enough resources online to guide the journey along. The ability to speed up battles by removing animations helps too, as some of the later fights really drag on.
#17. Banjo-Tooie - 10 points
#2: 1 (CptCobblePot)
#3: 1 (FF7Cloud)
#4: 1 (A7X458)
HM: 1 (Hidz)
Release date: November 20 [US]
Genre: Platforming, Action-adventure
Platform(s): Nintendo 64, Xbox 360
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For all I hear about Banjo-Kazooie, from adulation of the original, requests for them to be in Smash Ultimate, or a rerelease/remaster of said original to be on current gen hardware, I hardly EVER hear anything about Banjo-Tooie.
To sate my curiosity, I want to ask: How similar/different is it from the original and with Battletoads making a comeback, does anyone think B&K will make a return as well? (Not you Nuts & Bolts. Apparently no one likes you.)
NeoCweeny last edited by NeoCweeny
Counter-Strike is one of the few multiplayer shooters I ever got into. I enjoyed it a lot despite never being good at it.
I have some mixed feelings towards Persona 2 Eternal Punishment. I was doubting to make it an HM or number 4 on my list. While the story is not nearly as good as Innocent Sin, it's still a great game nonetheless.
I think Banjo-Tooie would have made it on my list if I had played. I didn't like Banjo-Kazooie all that much as a kid but this year I decided to give it a second chance and loved it. Sadly I haven't gotten around to play Tooie yet.
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@brannox The first is like mario 64 main castle area with painting that act as worlds
2nd one is pseudo openworld with the levels having hidden connections to each other
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#16. The Operative: No One Lives Forever - 11 points
#2: 2 (NeoCweeny, bam541)
#4: 1 (Axel)
HM: 1 (Inustar)
Release date: November 9 [US], December 8 [EU]
Developer: Monolith Productions
Publisher: Fox Interactive
Genre: First-person shooter
Platform(s): PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows, OS X
Brannox last edited by
I've never even heard of this game! And doing a Google search doesn't provide a complete sense of what it is. But if I understand it correctly: A 60s Spy thriller FPS. An interesting concept I don't think is touched on a lot, more for the time period than anything else. Still, it made enough of an impact to make the top 20, so kudos to it!
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Looks kinda like Space Channel
TokyoSlim last edited by TokyoSlim
No One Lives Forever was a pretty good game. I was like "how did I not vote for that?" and then went back to check my list and was like, "oh yeah... that's why".
2000 was stacked.
Still haven't seen a game I voted for yet.
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This game is in such a crappy rights mess. Too bad, people loved it.
bard91 last edited by bard91
@sazime it really is a shame, I only played a little of it and I thought it was solid for a shooter of the time, but the setting is certainly one we could use more of.
One of my nominations!
I had very little experience with shooters back then, but the good reviews and fun setting really appealed to me. It offers Austin Powers vibes combined with a "Strong Female Protagonist"™.
The story and dialog were pretty entertaining (not sure how well it holds up today), the levels and objectives were varied and took you all over the world in classic James Bond fashion, and the gameplay was very solid, a mix of stealth, gadgets and straight-up shooting.
I know the game got a sequel which was even better received but sadly never had the chance to try it out.
THQ Nordic, rescue this IP please!
bam541 last edited by bam541
I played this game when i was pretty young (6-7 years old maybe), and i honestly can't remember much of the actual game (i haven't even learned English yet, my brother helped me understand the objectives and menus). I probably didn't finish the game. All i have is strong memories of falling in love with everything the game does, and getting banned for a month from video games because of how much i hogged the family PC. Ahh, good times. The game, i mean. That ban period was a nightmare.
Anyways, since this game is in abandonware status, there's a website dedicated to making this game and all it's sequel available to everyone for free. Don't know if it's legal, but there you go. Look it up, it's definitely worth your time. I need to play it again, this time i'll might have a greater love for it since i can understand the story dialogs and such.
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Not me, played it a couple years ago
I like IS better than EP, but EP is still solid
Have you played P2IS? I find innocent sin to be better than EP
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@brannox It's certainly a game that benefits from its setting and main character. Otherwise it was solid, if not amazing.
I mostly game it an honorable mention so people would remember the game.
@acardattack Yep! @michemagius reminded me it was available through Vita when these forums started and I basically bought a Vita just for that and a few other games. Considering I played EP so long ago, it's hard for me to say which I enjoyed more, but both are a good time.
#15. Vagrant Story - 11 points
#1: 1 (Crepe)
#4: 2 (bam541, Inustar)
HM: 2 (FF7Cloud, jipostus)
Release date: May 15 [US], June 21 [EU]
Genre: Action role-playing
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Ivalice is my favorite video game world and this game is just great the battling and the battle system is just so different and creative
I've heard so many great things about Vagrant Story but sadly, never had a chance to play it.