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Title: Your biggest gaming addiction
Post by: Maxximum on June 23, 2012, 11:49:21 AM
Every now and again, a game comes along that swallows you up entirely. Mine wasn't actually an MMO or even an RPG. It was a mod for the HL1 engine called Natural Selection. Looking back that game took giant chunks out of my free time, and while I wont say I regret it because it had a mostly fun community and I had some good times with those guys and gals, the realisation of how much of my time it actually consumed is pretty scary.
Title: Re: Your biggest gaming addiction
Post by: Yoda on June 23, 2012, 12:03:03 PM
This gen it's getting wrapped up in games that are more or less open world with awesomely realized environments. Games like Red Dead or Batman or Ass Creed. I just love exploring, seeing what's there and finding worthwhile secrets.

When I was younger I'd play Twisted Metal 2 or Risk (ps1) endlessly. But I'd pipe my VCR to the stereo and listen to eps of MST3K while I played!

Before that: Tie Fighter, Mechwarrior 2, Sim City endlessly listening to music at the same time. The alternative station back then had a awesome latenight show I'd jam to called the industrial zone hosted by ZOLTAR THE BROTHER FROM ANOTHER PLANET

(http://img102.imageshack.us/img102/8485/musicsmiley005ui0.gif)
Title: Re: Your biggest gaming addiction
Post by: Starmongoose on June 23, 2012, 05:31:44 PM
Warcraft 3 back in the day.

Only I just played on easy, killed the enemy and then kept the map going after they were dead.

Then I liked to stage little plays with the heroes.

Backstabbing, mystery, murder. It was a rip-roaring tale.
Title: Re: Your biggest gaming addiction
Post by: Yggdrasil on June 23, 2012, 05:45:46 PM
Metal Gear Solid for PSone.

God knows how much hours I've put into that game. Never played the "Integral" version or the disc with the VR Missions though.

More recently has been Demon's/Dark Souls.
Title: Re: Your biggest gaming addiction
Post by: Chronix112 on June 23, 2012, 09:43:00 PM
MMOs, MMOs......MMOs
Title: Re: Your biggest gaming addiction
Post by: (Tunnels) on June 23, 2012, 11:24:43 PM
Neverwinter Nights 1. Played a rolelplaying server and basically treated it like a second life. Stopped playing that back in '07, and have tried getting back into it intermittently, but its never the same.
Title: Re: Your biggest gaming addiction
Post by: Bytor on June 23, 2012, 11:46:41 PM
The only games I ever played non-stop were old arcade games, Pac-Man, Defender, Tempest, especially Tempest, I could play that game until I got bored, plus great thing is for all intensive purposes there wasn't a finish
Title: Re: Your biggest gaming addiction
Post by: ZeronHitaro on June 24, 2012, 07:54:05 AM
I don't think anything will ever trump the original Disgaea addiction I had back in High School. Hundreds of consecutive hours on that one game alone, probably thousands if you count the time spent total on La Pucelle, D1, D2, Makai Kingdom, and Phantom Brave (still only counting High School; not miscellaneous time past that spent on the remakes). Not even WoW created that kind of OCD gameplay for me when I discovered it in college (and that was one of the many factors that gave me so much trouble passing classes). Keep in mind I don't speak of any of this reverently; I actually wish to never sink that deep into the gaming sea again.

Probably my biggest 'addiction' at present is Civilization V. I'm naturally nocturnal in a place where most stuff shuts down around 11ish; so there's really nothing for me to do during the wee hours when I'm too stressed to write or work on tabletop projects. Civ gives me something to micromanage and enjoy in a good 4-5 hour burst that helps the morning pass smoothly.
Title: Re: Your biggest gaming addiction
Post by: Fyle on June 27, 2012, 02:28:19 AM
Diablo 2

Now Diablo 3

Lotsa haters atm, and people pitching in what should be changed but dang - what is it 7 weeks old?

If I do get bored of D3 it's on to Torchlight 2 whenever that comes around. For now, saving for the Godly barb gear and hunting Treasure gobs.

(#^.^#)
Title: Re: Your biggest gaming addiction
Post by: John on June 27, 2012, 09:43:00 AM
Pretty much anything with Sid Meier's name on it.  I'm currently in the midst of five-hour-long Civ V Gods & Kings games.

I don't regret it.
Title: Re: Your biggest gaming addiction
Post by: dyeager on June 27, 2012, 10:41:47 AM
I have almost certainly played close to 2000 hours of Baldur's Gate 2 in my lifetime. I think that comes out to close to 3 months or something of my life having been spent playing that game.

Behind that, it has to be Torchlight, which I have easily played more than any game since it came out. Heck I actually play it more than D3 still. I could not even begin to explain why. Something about it just pushes the right buttons in my brain.
Title: Re: Your biggest gaming addiction
Post by: Taelus on June 27, 2012, 01:17:03 PM
Diablo 2. Also Phantom Dust.

Also I'm pretty sure I've beaten Sonic 3 and Knuckles at least 200 times. I see the game and I just can't stop. Same for Kings Quest VI.
Title: Re: Your biggest gaming addiction
Post by: Wild Armor on June 27, 2012, 02:14:26 PM
Rune Factory series...may very well buy a 3ds for the 4th one (as I already own the rest).
Title: Re: Your biggest gaming addiction
Post by: Monsoon on June 27, 2012, 04:45:26 PM
For multiplayer action, Monster Hunter 2 + Unite. 

For RPG goodness, Dragon Quest. 

For "strategy", Disgaea. 

I have invested a disgusting amount of time into each of those.  A few years ago I would have also mentioned Pokemon, Final Fantasy, Tales Of, or other games, but those three are the ones that are most current and the ones I keep going back to.
Title: Re: Your biggest gaming addiction
Post by: Ramza on June 27, 2012, 05:31:56 PM
Right now it's Binding of Isaac.

Before that, it was MMOs -- FFXI, then SWTOR.

I also went a little nuts on P3P and P3FES, logging a total of 250 hours.
Title: Re: Your biggest gaming addiction
Post by: Fyle on June 28, 2012, 09:56:18 PM
When I first played Morrowind on the XBOX it was the first truly open world game i played and, I'm not sure I was quite "addicted" but, I remember literally not being able to stop until 7am at times...

FF: Tactic got me pretty bad too... there was always a member who needed a few more job points.
Title: Re: Your biggest gaming addiction
Post by: Mickeymac92 on June 28, 2012, 10:38:15 PM
Rune Factory and Monster Hunter Tri for recent ones. We're talking 8+ hours sessions with few, if any, breaks for the bathroom, or even eating. Of course, Pokemon's always been a big thing for me, too, and I really got into Final Fantasy XIII-2 back in March. Otherwise I haven't really been "addicted" to gaming since I was a little kid...
Title: Re: Your biggest gaming addiction
Post by: Desert Walker on June 29, 2012, 08:36:40 AM
Back in the day it was Pokemon.  I sank hundreds of hours into Red, Blue, Yellow, Gold and Silver (Red and Gold in particular).  After that I graduated to Morrowind and sank entire summer vacations into that game.  I've also spent a lot of time replaying MGS 2 for dog tags and such.  Also, Ninja Gaiden/Ninja Gaiden Black.  I was so happy to have a game that was designed to give me a challenge that I spent a lot of time replaying that game on various difficulty levels and experimenting with different weapons.  Mario Galaxy 1 and 2 also come to mind.  When I get my PS3 (in early-mid July) I am quite confident that the MGS collection and LittleBigPlanet are going to suck away my time.
Title: Re: Your biggest gaming addiction
Post by: Pmayo on June 29, 2012, 08:37:25 AM
Sadly I think buying games is my biggest game addiction :(

but in terms of playing, Recently I could not stop playing Kid Icarus uprising. So much loot and achievements to unlock. And the multiplayer just kept that game going forever, I am still only about 85%  done with it.
Title: Re: Your biggest gaming addiction
Post by: cj_iwakura on June 29, 2012, 09:58:24 AM
SMT Imagine was my first MMO, and it hooked me hard. We had a solid guild from an SMT community, and I was in charge, so I was playing pretty much nonstop.
(The guild is still active[BlackSun], and I still play from time to time.)
Title: Re: Your biggest gaming addiction
Post by: Ramza on June 29, 2012, 04:06:44 PM
SMT Imagine was my first MMO, and it hooked me hard. We had a solid guild from an SMT community, and I was in charge, so I was playing pretty much nonstop.
(The guild is still active[BlackSun], and I still play from time to time.)

Is there a linear plot that's worth anything along the level grind? I'm toying with the idea of playing through this one.
Title: Re: Your biggest gaming addiction
Post by: Desert Walker on June 30, 2012, 05:38:12 PM
Sadly I think buying games is my biggest game addiction :(

I've been there before.  Fortunately, I've found that realizing that I'm swimming in an ocean of games and torn between trying to run three + different games at once or having to make some tough choices on what to play allows me to slow down.

On a different note, I forgot to mention earlier that Ocarina of Time sucked countless hours out of my life as a teenager.  I spent a lot of time re-playing that game and simply roaming around and messing with random things. (Damn chickens...)
Title: Re: Your biggest gaming addiction
Post by: kyuusei on June 30, 2012, 07:38:52 PM
I played all three Mass Effects, DLC included, back to back this spring. And I played ME3 a second time right away, plus countless hours of multiplayer.

Couple summers ago I played some 6-7 MegaTen games in a row including Persona 3&4, Digital Devil Saga, Nocturne etc. I was so SMT fried after.
Title: Re: Your biggest gaming addiction
Post by: Agent D. on June 30, 2012, 10:26:03 PM
There was a time when I played tekken 5 and then 6 non stop for like 2-3 months. Got to the point where I had a ridiculously offensive and speedy Kuma, not because I was that good with him, but because I started learning other characters to know what I could prevent using the bear. It was at the point where I would challenge people blindfolded just based on who they picked, especially Eddy and Christie, but I had to leave it on 2 rounds, cuz people would pick up on my patterns. I miss those days, but I EVENTUALLY got sort of bored playing it.
Title: Re: Your biggest gaming addiction
Post by: MeshGearFox on July 02, 2012, 11:10:54 PM
Probably UT.
Title: Re: Your biggest gaming addiction
Post by: Farron on July 05, 2012, 02:11:32 PM
For me it's pretty rare to play long gaming sessions, normally even if I love the game when it's about to reach the 3 hours mark I need to take a break, with very few exceptions.

So my biggest addiction was Star Wars: Kights of the Old Repuplic. I remember clearly I played it for 3 days straight, from the moment I got up to the moment I went to sleep. I think I even skipped dinner most of the times.

Other games that came close to it were Final Fantasy X and FF Tactcis.

Recent games that I had a similar feeling, but not through the entire game but just a few gaming sessions were Fallout 3, Dragon Age Origins, Portal 2 and Tales of Vesperia.
Title: Re: Your biggest gaming addiction
Post by: Alisha on July 10, 2012, 05:27:00 AM
*cough*
(http://i.imgur.com/PAGae.jpg)

yep thats hours/minutes/seconds
Title: Re: Your biggest gaming addiction
Post by: Yoda on July 10, 2012, 09:38:58 AM
I played all three Mass Effects, DLC included, back to back this spring. And I played ME3 a second time right away, plus countless hours of multiplayer.

Couple summers ago I played some 6-7 MegaTen games in a row including Persona 3&4, Digital Devil Saga, Nocturne etc. I was so SMT fried after.

you're a sucker for sequential gaming!
Title: Re: Your biggest gaming addiction
Post by: D-Rider on July 10, 2012, 12:50:32 PM
I've played Symphony of the Night damn near fifty times from start to finish.  Considering how rarely I re-beat games I enjoy, I'd say that counts as an addiction. :P
Title: Re: Your biggest gaming addiction
Post by: kyuusei on July 10, 2012, 01:19:43 PM
I played all three Mass Effects, DLC included, back to back this spring. And I played ME3 a second time right away, plus countless hours of multiplayer.

Couple summers ago I played some 6-7 MegaTen games in a row including Persona 3&4, Digital Devil Saga, Nocturne etc. I was so SMT fried after.

you're a sucker for sequential gaming!

I am. The worst was playing P3 and 4 back to back... I was so mentally checked out by the time I unlocked P4's true ending dungeon. :P
Title: Re: Your biggest gaming addiction
Post by: Agent D. on July 10, 2012, 05:42:29 PM
*cough*
(http://i.imgur.com/PAGae.jpg)

yep thats hours/minutes/seconds
How'd you get a screenshot of a DS game like that, assuming I'm right and that's phantasy star 0?
Title: Re: Your biggest gaming addiction
Post by: Alisha on July 10, 2012, 06:48:23 PM
thats a psp game its phantasy star portable 2 infinity
Title: Re: Your biggest gaming addiction
Post by: Agent D. on July 10, 2012, 07:02:27 PM
Ohh, that would explain the less shitty graphics. The white backdrop threw me off, and I never played infinity, just the standard version.

Guess finding a way for DS screenshots is still not happening.
Title: Re: Your biggest gaming addiction
Post by: Lard on July 10, 2012, 11:51:59 PM
Mr. Driller,

That game is virtual crack
Title: Re: Your biggest gaming addiction
Post by: Akanbe- on July 11, 2012, 04:30:23 PM
*cough*
(http://i.imgur.com/PAGae.jpg)

yep thats hours/minutes/seconds

Wow.  That's impressive dedication.  That's like, WoW time dedication.  What is so addicting about that game?
Title: Re: Your biggest gaming addiction
Post by: Wild Armor on July 11, 2012, 06:28:48 PM
Well, now I'm obsessed with the Suikoden Story line. Going to order Suikoden tactics so I can get a fuller story line of IV. [/cantbackslash my obsession]
Title: Re: Your biggest gaming addiction
Post by: Darklight on July 11, 2012, 10:54:50 PM
Online gaming has taken over allot of my RPG time. I used to be addicted to Quake 2 and all the mods online. It's now the COD games and a little bit of BF3. I'm now getting messages on blops from kids telling me i'm hacking :) Morons. Addicted to TDM
Title: Re: Your biggest gaming addiction
Post by: Raziel on July 16, 2012, 07:03:56 PM
I'm addicted to Megami Tensei. You bet I have one title on my playing list all the time, right now it's Persona 3 Fes (second time) for example. It's just insane.