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mookysam

I'd say EXISTING is fair for LBP3. I haven't personally played it, but my brother insists it isn't as good as 1 or 2. With the general reception and apathy towards it, it's hard to contradict that view.

I enjoyed LBP1 a lot in co-op (both playing through the game and making a level); I didn't play it on my own. It's a landmark game both for its extensive crafting tools and sharing of user created content. Floaty physics aside, it's fair to say it stands as one of the PS3's best and most important titles.
LBP2 seemed to pile on a lot of stuff that made it seem a little fussy, although the story mode does have some very inventive levels.

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AdamNovice

@Kidfried @Gremio108 @Fight_Sora_Fight @Octane @mookysam @KALofKRYPTON Alright team here's the first summary based after some of your rankings and my research.

VERY IMPORTANT
LittleBigPlanet

IMPORTANT
LittleBigPlanet 2

EXISTING
Lego The Hobbit
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
LittleBigPlanet 3
Lollipop Chainsaw
Lost Dimension
Lost Planet
Madden NFL 07
Madden NFL 08

UNIMPORTANT
Le Tour De France
Little League Baseball World Series 2010
London 2012
The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest
The Lord of the Rings: Conquest
The Lord of the Rings: War in the North
Lost Planet 2
Lost Planet 3
Lost Via Domus
Lucha Libre AAA 2010: Héroes del Ring
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
Madagascar Kartz
Madden NFL 09

POINTLESS
Le Tour de France 2012
Le Tour de France 2013
Le Tour de France 2014
Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust
Madagascar 3: The Video Game

Thoughts?

Edited on by AdamNovice

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Looks good to me unless anyone has any burning passion for anything.

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Gremio108

Sorry, I've not had much time to chip in, but the list looks good to me, although I'd bump LBP2 and LBP3 up a little.

LBP2 was such a good game and the various devices really were game-changers when it came to what the community were able to make online. I agree that the first game is the best though. The story levels are just incredible, and I remember them to this day, despite having forgotten many levels from 2 and 3.

As for Little Big Planet 3, I think this is a very underrated game. The biggest change were the new characters and all three of them had really enjoyable levels. There was a lot going on under the hood in LBP 3 and it actually finished my poor old PS3 off. I'd have it in Very Important also, but that's perhaps getting carried away. Important at least for me.

I'm no Lego games connoisseur, but I've played through most of Lego The Hobbit with my kids and I had a great time. Of the Lego games I've played this one was the most fun, and it really captures the feel of the movie.

Lollipop Chainsaw I've played a little bit of. It's a strange one, that's for sure. Quite funny in places, although the camera could be a bugger. That's about all I can remember on that one.

As ever, I'm happy to be overruled on any of this.

Good job, Parappa. You can go on to the next stage now.

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mookysam

Lollipop Chainsaw is rather hilarious with tongue firmly in cheek (it's jointly written by James Gunn, the director of Guardians of the Galaxy), and the gameplay is great fun. It's a typical Suda 51 game for sure and also a good example of the genre. It's arguably Suda 51's best game and certainly very underrated. Y'know what, I have to say I consider it to be important, simply because of how absolutely outrageous it is - and underneath that it's a fun game. However, if we're being very critical, I guess existing wouldn't be entirely unfair.

I only played Lost Planet a few years ago. It was an important early release on the Xbox 360, for sure, but by the time it released a year later on the PS3, it had lost that lustre because by 2008 the generation was in full swing and we were getting some really great games. Compared to other games in the genre from the same period, it's heavily dated. For me personally, I'd bump it down to unimportant. At best it's at the very low end of existing.

Bit conflicted with Lightning Returns. I enjoyed the game a lot and it nicely wrapped up both Lightning's story (Lightning is AWESOME) and the wider Final Fantasy XIII plot in a satisfying way. Given how complicated the Fabula Nova Crystallis lore had become, this was no easy task. For me, the final boss fight is one of the Final Fantasy franchise's absolute highlights. At the same time the presentation is rather rough to the extent where it's obvious that it was made on a much lower budget than its immediate predecessors. Some of the NPC models are hideous (search Lightning Returns dog) and certain environments are a little bland with muddy texturing.
There are four areas this time round - each presented as a sort of mini open-world sandbox. To make up for the rather short main story there are a gargantuan amount of side quests which somewhat vary in quality. Some are excellent, others are tedious fetch quests. There's also a constant timer counting down in a similar manner to Majora's Mask, with the game split into days. You can actually gain more days by completing more sidequests, so in a sense they're not entirely optional. The world is on the verge of apocalypse, and it's up to Lightning to bring salvation to as many souls as possible before the countdown is finished.
The battle system - which this time round is a curious blend between real-time and ATB - has a nice amount of depth and customisation, and as a result is rather fun, but its also quite difficult to get to grips with. Balancing between defending and attacking is key, and running out of ATB points opens Lightning to attack with little she can do to avoid it.
Music is one of the presentational highlights, which is to be expected. Another great soundtrack from Masashi Hamauzu.
All said, it isn't up to the calibre of the other XIII games and is rough around the edges. I'm oscillating between important and existing. It would be a low important but a high existing...

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themcnoisy

London 2012 was pretty good.

I remember the Mobot and Usuain Bolts lightning stance. Good Times.

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Fight_Sora_Fight

Pretty happy with the rankings. LOCK.

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Gremio108

I might not be about much for a couple of days so I'll say it now - lock that baby down

Good job, Parappa. You can go on to the next stage now.

PSN: Hallodandy

AdamNovice

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Hello gang, it's been a while hasn't it.

Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension High Impact Games
Pictionary: Ultimate Edition Page 44 Studios
Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection FarSight Studios
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Eurocom
Planet 51 Pyro Studios
Plants vs Zombies Popcap
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare Popcap
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale SuperBot Entertainment / SCE Santa Monica Studio / Bluepoint Games
PlayStation Move Heroes Nihilistic Software
Port Royale 3: Pirates & Merchants Gaming Minds Studios
Portal 2 Valve Corporation
Power Gig: Rise of the SixString Seven45 Studios
Prince of Persia Ubisoft Montreal
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands Ubisoft Montreal
Prince of Persia Trilogy Ubisoft Montreal
Prison Break: The Conspiracy ZootFly

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My personal rankings:
Plants Vs Zombies IMPORTANT
Plants Vs Zombies: Garden Warfare EXISTING
PlayStation AllStars Battle Royale EXISTING (pains me to only give it that rank but need to be honest)
Portal 2 VERY IMPORTANT
Prince of Persia EXISTING
Prince of Persia Trilogy IMPORTANT

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So on Prince of Persia. I’d say important. True the parkour was one button but it was still good. The combat was okay. The narrative is fantastic though. The performance for the characters was fantastic along with the writing. I always lingered to get more banter from the characters. Some of the best duo banter I’ve ever seen and there is a huge amount of it. The graphics had a fantastic cel-shaded art style that still holds up. I still need to finish the game, but I’d love a sequel to this PoP reboot.

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Gremio108

Ah, Portal 2. One of my favourite games ever. I'll expand on that when I've got time.

Good job, Parappa. You can go on to the next stage now.

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Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension High Impact Games EXISTING
Pictionary: Ultimate Edition Page 44 Studios NOT IMPORTANT
Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection FarSight Studios IMPORTANT
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Eurocom POINTLESS
Planet 51 Pyro Studios
Plants vs Zombies Popcap IMPORTANT
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare Popcap IMPORTANT
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale SuperBot Entertainment / SCE Santa Monica Studio / Bluepoint Games IMPORTANT
PlayStation Move Heroes Nihilistic Software NOT IMPORTANT
Port Royale 3: Pirates & Merchants Gaming Minds Studios I HAD NO IDEA THIS WAS A THING, PORT ROYALE IS A DECENT CARD GAME.
Portal 2 Valve Corporation VERY IMPORTANT
Power Gig: Rise of the SixString Seven45 Studios NO IDEA
Prince of Persia Ubisoft Montreal VERY IMPORTANT
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands Ubisoft Montreal IMPORTANT
Prince of Persia Trilogy Ubisoft Montreal EXISTING
Prison Break: The Conspiracy ZootFly POINTLESS

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AdamNovice

@KALofKRYPTON @Kidfried @Gremio108 @Fight_Sora_Fight @Octane @mookysam Hey team, here's the first ranking summary, let us know what you think.

VERY IMPORTANT
Portal 2

IMPORTANT
Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection
Plants Vs Zombies
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale
Prince of Persia
Prince of Persia The Forgotten Sands
Prince of Persia Trilogy

EXISTING
Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension

UNIMPORTANT
Pictionary: Ultimate Edition
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
Planet 51
PlayStation Move Heroes
Port Royale 3: Pirates & Merchants

POINTLESS
Power Gig: Rise of the SixString
Prison Break: The Conspiracy

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Gremio108

Yeah I think everyone's in agreement about Portal 2 so I'll save my thoughts for the run-in!

I wasn't grabbed by Prince of Persia PS3 and stopped playing it very early on. However, it's likely I didn't give it a fair chance, so I'd be willing to go with @Jaz007 on this one.

The PoP trilogy definitely belongs in 'Important'. Great games and very influential.

Good job, Parappa. You can go on to the next stage now.

PSN: Hallodandy

mookysam

@AdamNovice Apologies for my lack of input this week (I've not been well). That list looks good to me.

Prince of Persia 2008 is a rather special game to me. I played it when my auntie was very ill in hospital, and something about the gorgeous colour and very fluid platforming (didn't matter to me that it was quite automated) helped me. I found it quite a soothing experience and liked bringing colour and life to the dead environments.

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AdamNovice

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New lineup gang. I'll research the Rock Band song packs if no one in our team has any opinion on them.

Resident Evil: Revelations Capcom
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Capcom
Resistance: Fall of Man Insomniac Games
Resistance 2 Insomniac Games
Resistance 3 Insomniac Games
Resonance of Fate tri-Ace
Ride Milestone S.r.l.
Ridge Racer 7 Namco Bandai
Ridge Racer Unbounded Bugbear Entertainment
Rio [pt] THQ
Rise of the Argonauts Liquid Entertainment
Risen 2: Dark Waters Piranha Bytes
Risen 3: Titan Lords Piranha Bytes
Rock Band Harmonix Music Systems
Rock Band 2 Harmonix Music Systems
Rock Band 3 Harmonix Music Systems
Rock Band Classic Rock Track Pack Harmonix Music Systems
Rock Band Country Track Pack Harmonix Music Systems
Rock Band Country Track Pack 2 Harmonix Music Systems
Rock Band Metal Track Pack Harmonix Music Systems
Rock Band Track Pack Volume 2 Harmonix Music Systems
Rock of the Dead Epicenter Studios

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Resistance: Fall of Man Insomniac Games
I would say IMPORTANT for Resistance. Superb launch game and an interesting new IP.

Resistance 2 Insomniac Games
IMPORTANT for Resistance 2 too. I wasn't as keen on this entry, but it did feature multiplayer (60 players) that is pretty much an analogous forerunner of current Battle Royale game types.

Resistance 3 Insomniac Games
VERY IMPORTANT for R3 - sublime single player fps experience and the series pinnacle.

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