Your greatest gaming purchase?

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  1. Recall

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    Naming only one perihperal or game, describe why you feel it was such a worthy purchase for it be called your greatest gaming purchase. Greatest in the sense of enjoyment, fulfilment, experience etc

    Name just one.


    I'm going to go with turnbased rpg Vandal Hearts on the PS1, a game I bought on a whim only to be sucked into its gameplay and find myself putting more hours into it than any other game I had at the point. Based soley on how many class options were available and how diverse I could make the gaming experience.

    The fact it was actually the first game I had ever completed from start to finish, may have something to do with it also :)  After enjoying it as much as I did it opened my eyes to other games of its type out there and if it wasn't for it I wouldn't enjoy the games I do.
     
  2. Dirge121

    Dirge121 Eat the chikums

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    It might sound silly, but the Play & Charge kit for the 360.

    That thing has saved me so much money I would've spent buying batteries :lol 

    (Yeah, I couldnt narrow it down to one either)
     
  3. McBradders

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    Too hard to answer :( 
     
  4. Recall

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    It is a tough question but i'm hoping after some thought people may be able to pick one, as thats the fun part trying to dwindle your choice down to one :D 
     
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    yeah, I have to agree...shit.... I dunno...

    But I guess if I have to think back to the happiest I was when buying a game, I would have to say Phantasy Star 4... OR Zelda Ocarina of Time... but I think Ocarina takes is in that I was like insanely awaiting that game.
     
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    Probably Phantasy Star Online. It was my first ever MMO, and it's what really jump started my online experience. In a roundabout way, it's also what got me on here.

    Other than that, Tech Romancer or Power Stone 2 were pretty important for me. They're pretty damn hard to find. It took me months to find both of them. Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete was probably the first game I was completely happy with, before I even played it. When you open that box and pull out that hardback manual and map, it just feels like you're getting something special.
     
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    City of Heroes. 39 months later I'm still having a blast in Paragon City.
     
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    Fuck it, Samba de Amigo on the Dreamcast.
     
  9. Recall

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    Koji Berserk: Vandal Hearts (PS1)
    Dirge121: Play & Charge kit (X360)
    Twin Twist: Samba de Amigo (DC)
    Windcharger: Zelda Ocarina of Time (N64)
    Gryph: Phantasy Star Online (DC)
    adamthered: City of Heroes (PC)

    Thats one epic list, I must say. Nice and diverse.
     
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    Dreamcast, launch day.

    Oh, how I miss the Dreamcast.
     
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    Now is the question in reguards to the actual purchase of a title being our most epic, or are we talking about a game that we bought being so great that it was best thing we've bought sense slice bread?

    Cause my purchase I dont think would reflect on what I think is the best video I've played ever.
     
  12. Recall

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    Well in the original post i stated a purchase you felt was a worthy experience and offered fulfilment as a purchase.

    It doesn't matter if its the not the best game ever, its a personal choice for a game that means something to you.
     
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    My Game Gear, back in the day!!! :) 
     
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    For me, it would have to be Armored Core, the original PSone game. I remember when I would just spend hours playing it on that Playstation Sample disc...because it was on every one of them. And at my height of playing it I had no less then 5 different PS1 memory cards just filled with different robot designs and builds. It's also been a consistently favorite series of mine with almost every new version of the game becoming better and better for me. Leading up to the current AC game, which has brought back a flood of memories since I stopped playing the games for a while.
     
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    My open-firmware PSP. I'll likely never run out of things to do with it.
     
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    If Sony looked the "other" way, they could have a cheap competitor for the Iphone. Not that the PSP is anywhere near the Iphone, but the possibilities would be left to the individuals. Oh well. I'm sure fixing a bricked PSP is not something they want to be doing, but it would be nice.
     
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    This computer. 1GB Video, 4GB RAM, Quad Core processor, the works.
     
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    My Dreamcast.

    We were all hyped for the release, cleaned out my folks garage and borrowed a large TV to have a launch party. Had lots of people coming over to check out the new system and throw down on some Soul Calibur and Hydro Thunder. Yeah, that was my favorite.

    And I played the shit out of it for many years...Sadly it collects dust now, but I plan to change that shortly.
     
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    Ok, so around 2002 I made the most epic purchase ever. I worked at an EB, and sometimes people would come to do trades, and sometimes, instead of offering what the store would offer, and employee would offere a little more. One guy came in with a bag that had Final Fantasy 3, Final Fantasy 2, Secret of Mana, Secret of Evermore, Illusion of Gaia, Final Fantasy Mystic Quest, Super Mario RPG and Breath of Fire ALL in box with instructions in great shape. Anyways, EB wasn't taking SNES titles anymore, so I offered him $45 out of pocket, and he went for it. Honestly, try to beat that!
     

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