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KentaRawr!
06-14-2012, 04:47 PM
Gamecube was pretty great, actually. With its Killer7 and its Pikmin and stuff.

Did you have a Gamecube? What's your favorite game on it and why?

Ace Protorney
06-14-2012, 04:58 PM
I still own a gamecube, but I don't play it as often as I used to. I would have to say Tales of Symphonia is my favorite game. I also liked Super Smash Bro. Melee for its multiplayer.

Pike
06-14-2012, 05:00 PM
I have a GameCube and my favorite game on it is Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes which I know is cheating, but.

Skyblade
06-14-2012, 05:08 PM
Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness is probably the best Pokemon game ever created, due to the truly awesome things it did to the battle system, the plot, and the lore.

While open world exploration akin to the rest of the series would have pretty much made the game perfect, the new focus worked really, really well. The plot was far more engaging because it felt like it was the actual goal of the game. Since there were basically no Gyms, you didn't get this feeling that the main villains were just minor annoyances behind the true foes, the Elite Four. I mean, I love the Elite Four and the Gyms. The boss rushes and twists they throw in there are great. But the main villains need to be the main villains, not a mere obstacle in the way of my rise to glory.

The whole idea of Shadow Pokemon is a really great addition as well. Both in gameplay, and in the lore of the Pokemon universe. While they were in Pokemon Coliseum as well, they really polished the hell out of the concept with both the alternative moves, the mechanic changes, and the glory that was the XD-001. It is just such a wonderful concept, and I really, really wish they put it in the rest of the series.

Then too, the game did great things for the difficulty, and the teambuilding. The "gotta catch 'em all" bit of the game was retooled, and every battle was a double battle. While I love the sheer awesomeness and variety of Pokemon, and the huge depth to min-maxing it gives you, having a limited number makes you really mix and match your party, to think over what you have and what you can use. And making every battle a double battle meant that the battles were more interesting, and that you couldn't just steamroller every fight with a single, superpowered Pokemon.

I really wish the rest of the series would learn from XD. A true sequel to that game would be great.




Oh, and Metroid Prime is my other favorite, and the reasons for that should be obvious. The game is awesome.

Del Murder
06-14-2012, 05:20 PM
I usually only get one console per generation, and for that one I went with PS2 over GC. But when I got Wii I had access to all the Gamecube games and it was cool to play classics like Wind Waker and the Metroid Prime series.

My favorite game is actually Super Smash Bros. Melee because it really built on the first game and I played it with my brothers a lot. It also introduced my favorite character, Falco.

sharkythesharkdogg
06-14-2012, 05:30 PM
I bought a gamecube a year after the newer consoles hit the market, and oh man Skies of Arcadia was the main reason why.

I have that game, Mario Sunshine, Metriod Prime, Star Fox Adventures, Wind Waker, Eternal Darkness, Twin Snakes, and a few others.

My favorite game is a tie between Skies of Arcadia and Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem. With Star Fox Adventures a close second.

Wolf Kanno
06-15-2012, 07:08 AM
I'm like you ^ I never bought a Gamecube but I have been picking up a few titles here and there now that I own a Wii. Right now, I'm playing Skies of Arcadia, which is a pretty awesome JRPG, and later I hope to dive into Tales of Symphonia (so my friends will stop bugging me and learn to like the Tales series) and Baiten Kaitos. I hope to pick up Wind Waker eventually because it's probably the Zelda game I felt bad about missing out on.

Mirage
06-15-2012, 10:41 AM
I bought my Gamecube for the twin snakes. it came bundled with Mario Kart Double Dash, and when the laser diode died in it i got a completely new retail bundle with a Zelda collector edition thing. THen I also bought tales of symphonia and paper mario the 1k year door.

My favourite game is probably the twin snakes, but I've played ToS the most. I also have twilight princess because I found it in a friend's "shit to throw away" pile and just took it. Haven't played it yet.

Madame Adequate
06-15-2012, 09:03 PM
The Gamecube was a terrible console with almost nothing going for it.

I may be biased because the controllers caused me physical pain.

Del Murder
06-15-2012, 10:20 PM
I may have to check out Tales of Symphonia and Skies of Arcadia someday.

KentaRawr!
06-15-2012, 10:46 PM
The Gamecube was a terrible console with almost nothing going for it.

I may be biased because the controllers caused me physical pain.

The gamecube is a lovely system with many games. :3 And your hands are too big! ... Probably!

Roto13
06-15-2012, 11:47 PM
The Gamecube was a terrible console with almost nothing going for it.

I may be biased because the controllers caused me physical pain.

What kind of weirdass mutation do you have? GameCube had super comfortable controllers.

TheAbominatrix
06-16-2012, 12:37 AM
I agree with le MILF, the GameCube controllers made my hands weep. Then again I am double jointed, so whatever. Only the SNES and Playstations had controllers didn't make my hands cramp.

Anyway, I loved playing Smash Bros and Mario Party with big groups of people. Luigi's Mansion was ridiculously fun and though I only got to play it once, I loved Four Swords.

I've been meaning to play ToS for a long time, is it worth it? I played the Tales game for PS2 and it kind of killed my taste for the series (I'd played Phantasia and Destiny before, btw).

Sephex
06-16-2012, 12:49 AM
Man, I loved the Gamecube. To me, it gave me a SNES vibe, though it never came close to touching the greatness of that console. I remember when everyone thought Metroid Prime was going to be terrible because of the first person perspective, but it ended up being glorious.

That, and my sister and I had loads of fun co-oping against the CPU at decently high levels in Super Mash Bros. Melee. Then there's the memory I have of watching my sister taking the fat pig on Outset Island to the highest cliff, throwing it off, and watching the pig wobble in a rhythmic circle as she made Link jump past the pig in mid fall. She played games in the family room back then, and even my father got a kick out of it.

There is also the Pikmin games, Tales of Symphonia (as other members have mentioned already), Rouge Squadron II, Super Mario Sunshine (people are way too hard on that one), and other titles I enjoyed a lot.

Also, I had no problems with the controller at all. Seemed natural to me the second I picked it up. Except for the d-pad. That d-pad was too small.

ReloadPsi
06-16-2012, 12:57 AM
The GameCube? Oh yeah, that happened.

Slothy
06-16-2012, 02:49 AM
Seemed natural to me the second I picked it up. Except for the d-pad. That d-pad was too small.

Not to mention located in the worst possible spot on the controller.

I don't know, I thought the controller was comfortable enough, but it could have been a bit bigger for my hands, the C-stick needed a larger surface area for the thumb, and I was never crazy about the face buttons. It wasn't terrible for most games, but it wasn't as easy to move between them all with minimal thumb movement as it is on other controllers. Not a bad controller by any stretch (save the D-pad) but I'm not as head over heels for it as a lot of people.

Sephex
06-16-2012, 03:05 AM
Seemed natural to me the second I picked it up. Except for the d-pad. That d-pad was too small.

Not to mention located in the worst possible spot on the controller.



Actually, yeah, that too. However, I managed to play through every Mega Man game in the Mega Man Collection with it. Looking back, I don't know how I managed that one.

Del Murder
06-16-2012, 03:25 AM
The gamecube was actually the most comfortable controller I ever held.

Bolivar
06-16-2012, 03:35 AM
I usually only get one console per generation, and for that one I went with PS2 over GC.

Same here and while I've ran with Sony the last three times I always buy the Nintendo console sooner or later. The GameCube I actually got exclusively for the GBA Player and got a lot of great use out of it. I also borrowed the Mega Man Collection (which I loved) and Twin Snakes (which I hated).

Although I don't own it, my favorite would definitely be Melee. I prefer the original immensely, but I can't deny how many hundreds of hours I had a blast playing that game. I, too, didn't have a problem with the controller. Admittedly, it looks like someone took hallucinogens and then tried to make a Dual Shock, but oddly enough it works. Game for a significant amount of time and your hand is supposed to hurt, it always happens to me whenever I use the dual shock/mouse/360 controller for extended period of time.

Sephex
06-16-2012, 03:39 AM
...GBA Player...

Man, how could I forget about that attachment? I got great use out of it! I even have the cable that lets you use your GBASP as a controller. When I was laid off back in 2009, I blasted through FFVI mainly playing on my TV. Good times.

Del Murder
06-16-2012, 03:50 AM
Oh yeah? Well I had Super Game Boy and I played Pokemon Yellow on there all the time!

Slothy
06-16-2012, 03:52 AM
Oh yeah? Well I had Super Game Boy and I played Pokemon Yellow on there all the time!

Super Game Boy was the shit.

Sephex
06-16-2012, 03:56 AM
Oh yeah? Well I had Super Game Boy and I played Pokemon Yellow on there all the time!

Yes, that device was awesome too. I liked to mess with the colors and make the them look rancid. I never owned one of those, but I borrowed one for a pretty decent amount of time. GBA Player lets you do that too, but still.

Ha, I just remember when edczxcvbnm played through Metroid II in one sitting using the Super Game Boy one night when we were late teenagers. Uh...that's my story for that one.

*leaves awkwardly*

Mirage
06-16-2012, 01:35 PM
What is this heathenry? The gamecube controllers are probably the most comfortable controllers I've ever used, and my hands are pretty big!

Slothy
06-16-2012, 01:50 PM
What is this heathenry? The gamecube controllers are probably the most comfortable controllers I've ever used, and my hands are pretty big!

I find the handles of the Dual Shock controllers follow the way my palms naturally rest much better since they go out more. The fact that they're bigger also makes it more comfortable since it just fits my closed hand position much better. In fact, the slight size increase with the Dual Shock 3 actually felt even better to me than the first two iterations or the sixaxis. The only other controllers I've used extensively that really filled my hands as well were the N64 controller and the Dreamcast controller. But the former was stupidly designed for a number of reasons (namely the assumption that I have 3 hands leaving 1/3 of the controller useless), and the latter still curved in on itself and had one analog stick. Seriously, handles that curve in is a pretty big pet peeve of mine because it forces me to either hold the controller completely with my fingers or place my wrists in an unnatural position to be able to close my hand around it. And I find the Gamecube controller right on the border. It doesn't curve back in on itself, but the handles don't quite go out to the sides enough, and they could be thicker.

Jiro
06-17-2012, 03:02 AM
I up and bought a Gamecube so I could play Tales of Symphonia and whatever Fire Emblem game it was.

krissy
07-04-2012, 05:55 PM
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Slothy
07-04-2012, 06:01 PM
What the hell did I just see and why do I feel so dirty for having looked?

KentaRawr!
07-04-2012, 06:02 PM
*blush*

You know if you look at the screen where you make a post on here, it kind of looks like a gamecube.

Furthermore, Resident Evil Remake was great. <3

Mirage
07-04-2012, 06:34 PM
that's it krissy, i'm reporting you for porn

Levian
07-04-2012, 07:25 PM
I sold my gamecube and most games, but I kept Super Mario Sunshine, Luigi's Mansion, Wind Waker and Resident Evil 0.

Couldn't part with those gems. <3

Pike
07-04-2012, 08:30 PM
that's it krissy, i'm reporting you for porn

He actually did it, too.

Mirage
07-04-2012, 10:22 PM
:smug:

Vyk
07-05-2012, 05:05 AM
I played Beyond Good & Evil on GC, and it was easily one of my favorite games ever, let alone on the GameCube. But behind that, it would probably be Eternal Darkness. Such an atmospheric and fascinating trek. Loved the "insanity" bits

Trumpet Thief
07-09-2012, 09:41 PM
I adored Super Mario Sunshine and Legend of Zelda: The Windwaker. I really miss the old free roam Mario games :(

Madame Adequate
07-09-2012, 10:08 PM
You're all malformed freaks if that controller was anything approaching comfortable for you. That's just trufax. If your hands work that way, they shouldn't. See a doctor.

Del Murder
07-09-2012, 10:18 PM
Yep. Every single one of us has malformed hands and yours are the ones alone in the world that are shaped correctly. That's the most likely scenario. We're also all the ones who smell funny and it is, in fact, your odor that is pleasant.

Trumpet Thief
07-09-2012, 10:25 PM
You're all malformed freaks if that controller was anything approaching comfortable for you. That's just trufax. If your hands work that way, they shouldn't. See a doctor.

I'm of the opinion that with enough time, you can adjusted to virtually any controller. I mean, I always found the N64 control insanely comfortable, and I've never picked one up and gone 'wow, this is weird to hold'.