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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Gamers only

A little help, if you will. If you're a serious gamer, I would appreciate if you would provide four questions and answers about your favorite game for a game design on which I'm working. It should contain the following information:

Name of Game
Genre:  Action, Strategy, Simulation, Role-playing
Platform: Arcade, Console, PC, Handheld/Mobile/Online
Decade: 80s, 90s, 00s, 10s
Easy Q&A
Medium Q&A
Hard  Q&A
Expert Q&A

So, for example, this is how I would describe SSI's Warlords:

Warlords
Strategy
PC
80s
Easy: What is the name of the evil general? (Lord Bane)
Medium: What color are the Horse Lords? (Light Blue)
Hard: What is the capital city of the orcs? (Kor)
Expert: What is the movement rating of cavalry from Dunethal? (19)

If 10 or more of you could provide similar summaries, I would appreciate it.

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199 Comments:

Anonymous Earl July 30, 2015 1:44 PM  

"...on which I'm working."

Dangling prepositions are a myth. Dangle away.

Blogger Michael Silva July 30, 2015 1:44 PM  

Game: Thief/Thief 2
Platform: PC
Decade: 90's
Easy: What is the name of the protagonist? (Garrett)
Medium: With which City faction was the protagonist once associated? (the Keepers)
Hard: In which section of the City would you find the Serpentyle Torc? (Old Quarter)
Expert: How many broadhead arrows does it take to kill a Tree Beast? (4)

Anonymous Soga July 30, 2015 1:45 PM  

Nox
Action/Roleplaying
PC
Late 90's
Easy: What are the 3 playable classes? (Warrior, Conjurer, Wizard)
Medium: How do you recover mana quickly? (Standing by a mana crystal)
Hard: What is the name of the final boss in the single player campaigns? (Hecubah)
Expert: What were the two ways you could interrupt the crossbow reloading animation of the Conjurer so that you could move immediately after shooting? (Cast a spell immediately after shooting or switch weapons.)

Anonymous BrerFox July 30, 2015 1:50 PM  

Xenogears
Role-Playing Game
90s
Easy: Who composed the music for this game? (Yasunori Mitsuda)
Medium: What is the drug Elly used to boost her ether abilities? (Drive)
Hard: What is the name of the rat you befriend in Kislev's prison? (Hammer)
Expert: What are the names of the current Elements based on? (Classes of Angels)

OpenID mickoneverything July 30, 2015 1:51 PM  

Shining Force 3
Tactical RPG
Sega Saturn
'90s
Easy: What is the name of the healer your party starts with? (Grace)
Medium: What is the name of the evil death cult? (Bulzome Sect)
Hard: How do you upgrade friendships in your party? (Characters cooperate in killing a monster)
Expert: How do you get the playable wizard Noon? (Use Khan's Elbesem Orb item on all of the Kyon-Shi in the Quonus graveyard)

Anonymous Dream Weaver July 30, 2015 1:56 PM  

Tomb Raider
Genre: Action
Platform: Console, PC
Decade: 90s, 00s, 10s
Easy: What is the game lead character's full name? (Lara Croft)
Medium: Where was the game lead character born? (England)
Hard: In which sequel did the lead character first have the ability to fight hand to hand and not just with guns? (Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness)
Expert: What is the name of the secret cheat code for the lead character that many gamers wanted, when in reality it was just an urban legend? (Nude code)

Anonymous I mass Pitlord July 30, 2015 1:57 PM  

Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne
Strategy
PC
00s
Easy: What are the four playable races? Human, Undead, Night Elf and Orc.
Medium: What is the counter to Heavy Armor? Magic damage.
Hard: When do you reach high upkeep? When your army consumes 81-100 food.
Expert: What item do Blademasters usually sell and what for? Town Portal Scrolls, to buy 2 Circlets of Nobility.

Blogger Nate July 30, 2015 1:58 PM  

Destiny

Genre: Destiny is a multi-genre... RP, FPS, MMO
Platform: Console
Decade: 2010s
Easy: Who sells exotic gear for Strange Coins? Xur, Agent of the Nine

Medium: What is the name of the exotic bounty you must complete to acquire
Invective? A Dubious Task

Hard: name the four planets guardians visit in Destiny gameplay: Earth, Venus,
Mars, Mercury (tricky because the Moon is not a planet and Mercury is only in PVP)

Expert: Who claims to have created the Thorn? Dredgen Yor

Anonymous IndecisiveEvidence July 30, 2015 1:58 PM  

No One Lives Forever
Action
PC
90s
Easy: Who does Cate Archer work for? UNITY
Medium: In Misfortune in Morocco, what was the street vendor insistent upon selling? A monkey.
Hard: What was the cause of the explosion at the penultimate chapter A Very Large Explosion, Act 1? The biological explosive serum injected Into Baron Dumas.
Expert: What was the name of the single shot rifle that fired exploding bullets? Bacalov Corrector.

Blogger Owen July 30, 2015 2:07 PM  

Skyrim
Role-playing/Open World
Console and PC
2010s
Easy: What armor is unlocked at 100 Smithing? (Dragon)
Medium: What is the name for "Dragonborn" in dragon? (Dovahkiin)
Hard: What is the skill improvement bonus provided by The Lover Stone (15%)
Expert: What items can be enchanted with Fortify Unarmed (Gloves, Ring)

Anonymous Ostar July 30, 2015 2:09 PM  

Civilization IV
Strategy
PC
2000's
Easy: What is the name of the non-military unit that can found new cities? (Settler)
Medium: If you want to trade technologies you, or the civilization with whom you are trading, need which technology first? (Alphabet)
Hard: Which technology makes the Great Library wonder obsolete? (Scientific Method)
Expert: Which two technologies does the American civ start the game with? (Fishing, Agriculture)

Anonymous Jacob July 30, 2015 2:09 PM  

This is singlehandedly my favorite game of all time. Here is the game when it was released opensource:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/sc2/files/

Star Control 2
Action, RPG
90s
Easy: What color is the slave shield around the planet earth? Red.
Medium: Whom do you trade biologic information with in trade for new technology: Melnorme
Hard: How many people do you have to sell into slavery with the druudge to obtain the rosy sphere? 100
Expert: What is the rainbow world closet to the warp pod device? Beta Pegasi 1

Anonymous IndecisiveEvidence July 30, 2015 2:19 PM  

Oh man Star Control 2. AI Yehat are such assholes it's worth making up ethnic slurs for their whole trash pigeon race just for how bullshit the AI is with their shields.

Blogger D.J. July 30, 2015 2:21 PM  

Suikoden
Role-playing
Console (PS1)
90s,
Easy: How many Stars of Destiny are there? (108)
Medium: What rune does the protagonist have? (Soul Eater)
Hard: Where does Gremio die? (Soniere)
Expert: When do you recruit Leon? (After Neclord's Castle, and before Floating Fortress Shasarazade.)

Anonymous MrGreenMan July 30, 2015 2:21 PM  

Wasteland
RPG
PC
80s
Easy What armor does Christina provide in Needles? (Rad Suit)
Medium What ammunition cannot be purchased, only found? (Power Pack)
Hard What skill can only be learned at Sleeper Base or Guardian Citadel? (Cloning Technology)
Expert What extra part of Max is needed for the helicopter simulator? (ROM Board)

Blogger Bill July 30, 2015 2:21 PM  

Name of Game: CounterStrike - Global Offensive
Genre: Action - First Person Shooter
Platform: PC
Decade: 00s,
Easy; What are the two teams? (Terrorist, Counter-Terrorist)
Medium; What is the differences between Casual Mode and Competitive mode? (teams of 10 vs teams of 5, casual mode does not automatically give hostage rescue / defuse kits, casual mode does not automatically give you body armor or helmets.)
Hard: What is the default handgun for Counter-Terrorists? (USP)
Expert; What name is famously spray-painted on the wall near the A bomb site in Dust-II? (Goose)

Blogger Nate July 30, 2015 2:30 PM  

How about an Old School game?

Starsiege

Action/simulator
PC
90s
Easy: What was the heaviest HERC in the game? Executioner
Medium: What popular FPS series was a spin off of this game set in the same world? Tribes

Hard: How many Extra-Large Weapon Mounts were on an Emancipator? 1.

Expert: If you wanted to try to One-Shot an Executioner where would you shoot it? Tip of either foot. In PVP we call this the Toe Shot.

Blogger Sleepy July 30, 2015 2:32 PM  

Name of Game: Kingdom Hearts
Genre: Action RPG
Platform: Console
Decade: 00s
Easy Q&A: Plot revolves around the battle between what? (darkness and light)
Medium Q&A: Famous for combining what? (Square and Disney)
Hard Q&A: Which world features the least combat of them all? (100 Acre Wood)
Expert Q&A: Name of the best weapons for your companions? (Save the Queen/King)

Blogger Nate July 30, 2015 2:42 PM  

someone do Bejeweled. Please.

Blogger SirHamster (#201) July 30, 2015 2:48 PM  

Fire Emblem (GBA)
Strategy/RPG
00s

Easy: Who is the protagonist of the prologue/tutorial? (Lyn)
Medium: Which weapon type has an advantage against swords? (Lances)
Hard: What does the dragon shield do? (+2 defense stat)
Expert: Who is the last optional character you can recruit? (Renault)

Anonymous ZhukovG July 30, 2015 2:52 PM  

Name of Game: Victoria (Revolutions)
Genre: Strategy
Platform: PC
Decade: 00s

Easy: Which company developed and produced Victoria? Paradox Interactive
Medium: How many nations can be ranked as Great Powers? 8
Hard What non-historical political union can result from the Schleswig Wars? The Scandinavian Union
Expert: When the John Maynard Keynes/Keynesian event fires; what is the counterpoint event that also fires? Ludwig Von Mises/Austrian School

Anonymous FriarBob July 30, 2015 2:58 PM  

Hmm if this doesn't get shut down before I have time I will do LotR2 or MOO2 later...

Semi-OT: Outside of the Civ games, has there been a single decent *real* strategy game since 2000? (RTS is not real, not real time, and not strategy.

Blogger Jim July 30, 2015 2:59 PM  

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Blogger Jim July 30, 2015 3:00 PM  

July 30, 2015 2:59 PM


Deus Ex
Genre: FPS/RPG
Platform: PC
Decade: 00's
Easy: Where does the game start? (Liberty Island)
Medium: What is the vaccine for the Gray Death? (Ambrosia)
Hard: Which weapon represented the pinnacle of weapons technology in the game, but was still classified as a "low tech" weapon? (Dragon's Tooth)
Expert: What is Gunther Herman's killphrase? (Laputan Machine)

Blogger VD July 30, 2015 3:02 PM  

Starsiege

Hercs? I reviewed that one for Electronic Entertainment.

Anonymous LLC July 30, 2015 3:06 PM  

X-COM: UFO Defense
Genre: Strategy
Platform: Console, PC
Decade: 90s
Easy: How many soldiers can a Skyranger carry? 14
Medium: What is the most damaging infantry weapon? Blaster bomb
Hard: What is the most profitable item to manufacture for resale on the black market? Laser Cannon
Expert: How many items can exist on a map? 80

Anonymous lynch July 30, 2015 3:06 PM  

Name of Game: Halo 3
Genre: Action (FPS)
Platform: Console (Xbox 360)
Decade: 00s
Easy: Who is Master Chief's companion NPC in the game? (A: The Arbiter)
Medium: Weapon you could dual wield in Halo 2 that you can't in Halo 3? (A: The Needler)
Hard: What's LASO? (A: Legendary, All Skulls On - the hardest way to play campaign)
Expert: Name the Forerunner AI who betrayed the Forerunners (A: Mendicant Bias)

Anonymous Godscalc July 30, 2015 3:07 PM  

Gothic
Genre: Action Role-playing
Platform: PC
Decade: 00s

Easy: What are the names of the three joinable factions? (Old Camp, New Camp, Swamp Camp)
Medium: What is the name of the creature that the inhabitants of the Swamp Camp worship as a God? (The Sleeper)
Hard: What is the name of the object that will allow the character to enter the Orc village without being attacked? (ULU-MULU)
Expert: Which NPC possesses the most powerful single handed weapon in the game? (Scar)

Blogger Nate July 30, 2015 3:11 PM  

Karate Champ

Genre: Fighting

Platform: Stand Alone Coin Op (also NES)

Decade: 80s

Easy: How do you high kick? right stick Up.

Medium: how do you do a reverse round house kick? left stick left - right stick right

Hard: What part of the body grows when your victory is congratulated by the girl? Your Head.

Expert: In the bonus stage what happens to the charging animal if you time your strike perfectly? Turns to hamburger

Blogger Jack Aubrey July 30, 2015 3:12 PM  

Game: EVE-Online
Genre: Role Playing/Simulation/MMORPG
Platform: PC/Mac
Decade: 00s and 10s

Easy: What is the name of the Caldari Tier 3 Battleship? (Rokh)
Medium: What was the EVE character name of Sean Smith, one of the Foreign Service staff killed in Benghazi? (Vile Rat)
Hard: Which subsystem can be fitted to a strategic cruiser, giving it immunity to warp bubbles? (Interdiction Nullifier)
Expert: What innovation did The Initiative develop to combat Drake blobs in nullsec warfare? (The Firewall)

Disclaimer: Hard and Expert aren't terribly so, as asking real hard/expert questions always results in fisticuffs.

Blogger Nate July 30, 2015 3:13 PM  

"Hercs? I reviewed that one for Electronic Entertainment."

Starsiege came between Earth Siege and Tribes. The walking mechs were called HERCS and the tracked vehicles were called tanks.

Loved Starsiege. If I remember correctly it was the first use of the Glyde engine?

Blogger VD July 30, 2015 3:16 PM  

Joust
Action
Arcade
80s

Easy: What do you ride? (Ostrich)
Medium: What is the most dangerous flying beast? (Pterodactyl)
Hard: How many eggs in the Egg Wave (12)
Expert: After what wave is every wave all Shadow Lords (60)

Anonymous Sam Roberts July 30, 2015 3:17 PM  

Final Fantasy 14
Massively Multiplayer Role Playing Game
PC, PS3, PS4
2010s.
Easy: Which class upgrades into a Paladin? (Gladiator)
Medium: What is the last dungeon of the 2.0 main story? (Praetorium)
Hard: What skill does a Carpenter learn at level 50? (Byregot's Blessing)
Expert: How much damage does Teraflare do if unprotected by Neurolink? (90,000).

Blogger Ken July 30, 2015 3:19 PM  

Game: Ultima 6
Genre: RPG
Platform: PC
Decade: 90s

Easy: What is the setting of the game? (Britannia)
Medium: What is the name of the tiny companion needed to retrieve the Rune of Valor? (Sherry the Mouse)
Hard: What piece of equipment is forced upon you by the Gargoyle King, Draxinosum? (Amulet of Submission)
Expert: What is the Mantra of Singularity? ("unorus" or "un-or-us")

Blogger Jim July 30, 2015 3:20 PM  

The Legend of Zelda
Genre: Adventure
Platform: Console (NES)
Decade: 80's

Easy: In what kingdom does the game take place? (Hyrule)
Medium: What relic did Ganondorf steal? (Triforce of Power)
Hard: What does the Old Man tell you when he gives you the wooden sword? ("It's dangerous to go alone! Take this.")
Expert: What's the pattern through the Lost Woods? (North, West, South, West)

Blogger AmyJ July 30, 2015 3:22 PM  

Telltale's The Walking Dead, Season 1
Genre: Role-playing, adventure
Platform: Console, PC, Mobile
Decade: 10s

Easy: What was Lee's profession prior to getting arrested? (University professor)
Medium: What character from the comics and show does Lee meet at the drug store? (Glenn Rhee)
Hard: What is Christa suffering from in Chapter 4? (Morning sickness)
Expert: How many decisions per chapter affect the outcome of the game? (5)

Blogger Nate July 30, 2015 3:23 PM  

@30

Jack... if you're gonna make an Eve... I do believe the expert question to be related to the epic take down of BOB in 2009.

Blogger Bill July 30, 2015 3:28 PM  

@VD

If you do Joust you kinda need to mention Ready Player One, just for max geek cred.

Anonymous zg July 30, 2015 3:28 PM  

Myth: the Fallen Lords
Genre: strategy
Platform: PC/Mac
Decade: 90's

Easy: What is the name of the first fallen lord defeated in the campaign? (Shiver)
Medium: What is the name of the transporter system? (World Knot)
Hard: How many mines do dwarf units carry in multiplayer on easy mode (five)

OpenID vfm360 July 30, 2015 3:29 PM  

Final Fantasy 6 (3 in the US)
RPG
Console
90s

Easy: Where does the story begin? (Narshe)
Medium: How many playable characters are there? (14)
Hard: Who is Terra's father? Maduin
Expert: Which esper teaches you the Vanish ability? (Phantom)

Anonymous Lazybug July 30, 2015 3:29 PM  

Baldures Gate: Shadows of Amn
Genre: Role-playing
Platform: PC

Decade: Late 90's

Easy : What is the games main plot point? (You are a spawn of Ball, God of Murder)

Medium : Which class is the most powerfull? (Due to the high level cap, Mages and Clerics eclipse all the other classes)

Hard : Where is the Daystar Sun Blade hidden? (Behind a secret door, in a small inn, at the gates district of Athkatla, guarded by a Lich)

Expert : How do I kill Dragons on the highest difficulty? (Gather three or four mages, teach them all the spells Breach and Magic Missile, use breach to strip the dragons defenses, and repeated barrages of magic missile for the kill, works on other powerful critters as well)

Blogger Douglas Wardell July 30, 2015 3:33 PM  

Path of Exile
Action RPG
PC/Online
10s
Easy: Which color is associated with dexterity? (Green)
Medium: Which flask base increases your armor? (Granite)
Hard: Which buff originally applied only to monsters in the challenge league of the same name and gives increased attack speed, cast speed and movement speed? (Onslaught)
Expert: Which map-like area can only be opened by Zana? (Untainted Paradise)

Anonymous Pax Romana July 30, 2015 3:35 PM  

I played this game when I was 13. It had the kind of deep, emotional impact that I still look for in a story and have only rarely found - for instance, in Mass Effect (when played correctly). The theories that Link may have been dead the whole time adds just a little more sorrow to an already somber game.

Game: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Genre: Adventure
Platform: Nintendo 64
Decade: 00's (specifically, 2000)

Easy: What catastrophe threatens Termina? (The moon crashing into the earth)
Medium: What is the name of the imp that turns you into a Deku Scrub? (Skull Kid)
Hard: Until you find her, where is your missing horse - Epona - stabled? (Lon Lon Ranch)
Expert: When you collect all of the masks in Termina, what is the Final Mask you are awarded? (The Fierce Deity Mask)

Anonymous IndecisiveEvidence July 30, 2015 3:38 PM  

I would love to do Streets of Rage Remake, Etrian Odyssey 4, Ghost Trick, or Curse of Monkey Island but any questions for the first two would be in total esoteric trivia (how many branches/kicks/enemy names, how much mana/hp/levels), Ghost Trick would be almost nothing but spoilers, and CMI... Well I already did one anyway.

Pac Man everyone knows.

Blogger Nate July 30, 2015 3:38 PM  

" for instance, in Mass Effect (when played correctly). "

...

what?

Blogger Jourdan July 30, 2015 3:39 PM  

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Blogger Jourdan July 30, 2015 3:40 PM  

Arcanum
Role-Playing
PC
00s
Easy: In what type of vehicle is the player character in at the very beginning of the game? (Airship/Blimp/Zeppelin)
Medium: What two types of skills don't mix well for player characters? (Magic and Technology)
Hard What is name of the player character's first companion? (Virgil)
Expert: Which race is heavily implied in a behind the scenes hidden scheme to achieve racial and world domination? (Gnomes)

Blogger Mindstorm July 30, 2015 3:44 PM  

Master of Magic
Genre: 4X turn-based strategy
Platform: PC
Decade: 90's

Easy: What are called the two planes where the game is being played? (Arcanus and Myrror)
Medium: Which realm of magic has the least number of summoning spells? (Life)
Hard: What is the name of the sole spell that can potentially instakill any one of all units in the game? (Crack's Call)
Expert: Which spell can modify the terrain type of a Chaos Magic Node? (Gaia's Blessing)

Blogger luagha July 30, 2015 3:44 PM  

Wizardry I
Genre: Role-Playing
Platform: Apple II/Commodore 64/128 and others
Decade: 80s

Easy: What is maximum number of characters in your party? (6)
Medium: What is the base word for all Fire spells? (Halito)
Hard: What class of spells does a Samurai get? (Mage)
Expert: What repeatable action gives infinite gold and experience? (Bishop's Identify #9)

Anonymous Pax Romana July 30, 2015 3:45 PM  

@ Nate

SPOILER

Mass Effect 3 ended weird, as you likely know, and the last few scenes are likely the result of Shepard being indoctrinated. As I see it, if you make the choice to use the Citadel to destroy the Reapers, you remain rebellious to the end against their influence. If you choose either of the other two options, you give in. No matter what you choose, Shepard dies, but your choice determines why he died. To me, that carried the emotional impact that overrode the frustration that many gamers felt at the ending.

END SPOILER

Blogger Jack Aubrey July 30, 2015 3:47 PM  

Nate, there are still BOB die-hards out there looking for retribution; not safe to bring it up. Rumor has it they once cut power to a Goon's house so he would disconnect and they could kill his Titan in-game. Not going to mess with that...

Blogger Nate July 30, 2015 4:00 PM  

@51

This makes me happy.

Anonymous MrGreenMan July 30, 2015 4:00 PM  

Depression Quest
Shameless Masturbatory Self-Promotion
Handheld/Mobile/Online
10s
Easy Should you be entertained or have a fun experience? No
Medium Cat ownership is encouraged. What toy provides 30 minutes of night time fun with kitty? A laser pointer.
Hard In his Reaxxion review, what 90s stable from Ally McBeal was said to be missing from DQ and would have made it infinitely better? Dancing baby gif
Expert What overblown 00's author is quoted as if he were Nietzche, Aristotle, or God? David Foster Wallace

Blogger Nate July 30, 2015 4:01 PM  

Pax.. it was a terrible...stupid... retarded ending... that absolutely wreaked of the typical F_U to players that was so common in hollywood at the time with their movies.

Anonymous VFM293 July 30, 2015 4:01 PM  

Shadow of the Colossus
RPG
PS2
00's
Easy: How many colossus are there? (16)
Medium: What is the horses name? (Agro)
Hard: What is the main characters name? (Wander)
Expert: What can you get fro the garden on top of the temple? (The Fruit of the Dead)

Blogger Edward Isaacs July 30, 2015 4:02 PM  

Dark Souls
Genre: Third-Person Action RPG
Platform: Xbox360, PS3, PC
Decade: 10s
Easy: What is the name of the area in which your character begins the game? (Northern Undead Asylum)
Medium: What is the only starting class that begins at Level 1? (Pyromancer)
Hard: Who created the Moonlight Butterflies? (Seath the Scaleless)
Expert: When fully upgraded and lightning-infused, what weapon has the highest total AR of any halberd? (Gargoyle's Halberd)

Anonymous Jabari July 30, 2015 4:08 PM  

@48: Yeeessss - MoM was awesome.

I really wanted to see a sequel that added in a Civ-style tech/building development path along with the main MoM spell development path. Still think that would be a great, great 4X game.

Blogger Danby July 30, 2015 4:09 PM  

Name of Game Civilization I
Genre: Simulation,
Platform:PC
Decade: 80s
Easy Who is leader of the British Empire?
Medium What technology gives you Phalanges?
Hard How do you remove pollution?
Expert: How long do NPC cities take to build a wonder or spaceship component?

Blogger Owen July 30, 2015 4:16 PM  

Ah, Civ I. Pick Russia, go all out and attack other countries. Win in a few rounds.

Blogger Cataline Sergius July 30, 2015 4:18 PM  

Master of Orion 2 (MOO2) Battle at Antares

Genre: Four X Strategy

Platform: MasterRace

Decade: 90s,

Easy Q:What is the toughest race to beat
A:The Antarens (*In the 1990s, the toughest race was always the one on the box*)

Medium : Q: What is the one type of planet can never be terraformed?
A: Toxic

Hard: Q: What is the rate of production for a cloning center?
A. One new worker every ten turns.

Expert Q: If you opt to research BattleStations what will you sacrifice?
A: Powered Armor.


Blogger Leandro Novaes July 30, 2015 4:18 PM  

NO ONE did FFT? Really? Here goes nothing.

Final Fantasy Tactics
Platform: PS1 (original), PSP, PSVita
Decade: 90s
Easy: What's the name of the world the characters live in? (Ivalice)
Medium: Which class has the highest prerequisites to unlock? (Mime)
Hard: What's the correct translation of the Dancer's skill Wiznaibus? (White Knives)
Expert: Which two classes are the only ones that offer speed increase on level ups? (Thieves and Ninjas)

Blogger Nate July 30, 2015 4:18 PM  

@56

Dark Souls... awesome

Was also hugely influential on the art and world design of Destiny. there are even nods to Dark Souls all through Destiny

Blogger Nate July 30, 2015 4:20 PM  

I'm still kinda half pissed no one has done X-Wing or Mech Warrior yet...

Anonymous Covalence July 30, 2015 4:27 PM  

No Europa Universalis listed? So disappoint.

Europa Universalis IV
Grand Strategy
PC
2013
Easy: What era does the game cover? Fall of Constantinople to the end of the Napoleonic Wars
Medium: The colour of Byzantium? Blurple
Hard: Diplomacy tech required to reach the Caribbean as England with exploration ideas? 7
Expert: Which states turn into Jerusalem upon conquering Judea? The Knights and Cyprus

Blogger D. Lane (#0067) July 30, 2015 4:28 PM  

Witcher 3
Action RPG
PS4, Xbox One, PC
10s
Easy: Who is the primary enemy faction? (The Wild Hunt)
Medium: What magic sign enables Geralt to fight specters on an even playing field? (Yrden)
Hard: What enemy has a design weakness so severe that it negates any level advantage? (Chort)
Expert: What two decoctions, when used in tandem, effectively enable unlimited and regenerating health on the Death March difficulty? (Ekimmara and Nightwraith)

Blogger Salt July 30, 2015 4:29 PM  

Half-Life, but I haven't played it in so long.

Anonymous Mad Duck July 30, 2015 4:31 PM  

Earthbound
RPG
Console (SNES)
90s
Easy: What does the photographer have his subjects say? (Fuzzy pickles)
Medium: To what game is Earthbound a sequel? (Mother, for the NES, until last month a Japan-only release)
Hard: Which enemy randomly drops the Star Pendant? (Major Psychic Psycho)
Expert: From what work is the tune played by the saxophonist on Onett coast? (New World Symphony)

Anonymous BoysMom July 30, 2015 4:31 PM  

Sims 2
Genre: Simulation
Platform: PC
Decade: 00s
Easy: What are the shipped neighborhoods? (Pleasantview, Strangetown, Veronaville, Riverblossom Hills, Desiderata Valley, Belladona Cove)
Medium: How do you get a zombie? (Underpay the Grim Reaper on a resurrection using the Paranormal career reward, use an evil which spell, or have a genie lamp wish backfire.)
Hard: Which color of social bunnies can romance? (Blue and Pink)
Expert: What genetics does the Grim Reaper pass to his offspring? (Black hair, light blue eyes, Skin 2, Face 2)

OpenID thenoisyrogue July 30, 2015 4:33 PM  

Nethack
Rogue like
PC
80s

Easy: Name one of the starting classes: Tourist.
Medium: What does the scroll 'NR 9' do? It is randomly generated in each new game.
Hard: How do you identify a loadstone? Kick it with your big toe.
Expert: What is the best item to wish for early in the game? Blessed greased +2 gray dragon scale mail, (unless playing a monk).

Blogger D. Lane (#0067) July 30, 2015 4:33 PM  

Destiny

^^^Spam.

(Taken King is starting to look interesting, though.)

Blogger Blume July 30, 2015 4:35 PM  

Define real.

Blogger Nate July 30, 2015 4:36 PM  

"^^^Spam."

you have all the taste of a river rotted squirel scrotum basted in orangutang ejaculate.

OpenID malcolmthecynic July 30, 2015 4:36 PM  

I'm somewhere in between casual and serious, but I can definitely do this.

Name: "To the Moon"

Genre: Technically RPG, but somewhat closer to "very interactive novel"

Platform: PC

Decade: 10's

Easy: What is the name of Johnny's late wife? (River)

Medium: What is the name of the lighthouse? (Anya)

Hard: Why is one origami rabbit yellow and blue? (It was the color of River's wedding dress)

Expert: Who is the author of the book River receives to learn about her mental disorder? (Tony Attwood)

Anonymous bluto July 30, 2015 4:40 PM  

X-Com: UFO Defense
Turn based tactics (Squad level)
PC
1994
Easy: What is the name of the default troop transport? Skyranger
Medium: What alien accompanies Snakemen on terror missions and large UFO sites? Chryssalids
Hard: Which races are psi-active? Etherials and Sectoids.
Expert: Which item offers the highest profit when manufactured for sale? Laser Canon

Anonymous I mass Pitlord July 30, 2015 4:49 PM  

I'm not sure what you gonna use this for so I was not sure if I should post this, but I made a mistake in my first post.
But I still noscope u one on one mate, rekt.

Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne
Strategy
PC
00s
Easy: What are the four playable races? Human, Undead, Night Elf and Orc.
Medium: What is the counter to Heavy Armor? Magic damage.
Hard: When do you reach high upkeep? When your army consumes 81-100 food.
Expert: What item do Blademasters usually sell and what for? Town Portal Scrolls, to buy a Circlet of Nobility.

Blogger Aercho July 30, 2015 4:50 PM  

Fallout 3
Action RPG
PC, Xbox 360, PS 3
00s
Easy: Where do you start gameplay? (Vault 101)
Medium: What are the two main factions in the game? (Brotherhood of Steel and the Enclave)
Hard: Where are you actually born? (Rivet City)
Expert: Where do you find the character Mona? (The Pitt - Expansion)

Blogger Jim July 30, 2015 4:51 PM  

Easy Q:What is the toughest race to beat
A:The Antarens (*In the 1990s, the toughest race was always the one on the box*)

Huh? No. Those's were the guys you farmed so you could reverse engineer Death Rays and such.

Expert Q: If you opt to research BattleStations what will you sacrifice?
Trick question: Nothing, because you're playing a Creative race.

Blogger Cataline Sergius July 30, 2015 4:57 PM  

The Last Express
Genre: Role-playing
Platform: Master Race (*although it is now available for handhelds*)
Decade: 90s

Easy Q: What is your first objective?
A: Ditch your best friend's corpse

Medium Q: Where can you find the Fire Bird?
A: In Tatiana's lavatory under the sink.

Hard Q: Where is the skeleton key hidden?
A: In Anna Wolfe's jewel box. There is a secret compartment in the bottom. Trust me the damn thing IS there. You just have to look.

Expert Q: What jewels will open the Fire Bird?
A: There are a number of jewels on the Fire Bird that must be pressed in the right order, for it to open. Tatiana will give you a translation of a poem that will give you the order but it is slightly cryptic.

Here is the plain order. Australia, Britain, Mt. Everest is, Easter Island and finally Jerusalem.

Blogger D. Lane (#0067) July 30, 2015 5:01 PM  

you have all the taste of a river rotted squirel scrotum basted in orangutang ejaculate.

Perhaps. But you won't have to leave VP or visit a companion site to find out.

DOOM 3
FPS
PC
00s
Easy: What is the most powerful weapon in the game? (BFG)
Medium: What is the name of the game's chief antagonist? (Dr. Malcolm Betruger)
Hard: What was the most requested/downloaded weapon mod? (Weapon flashlights)
Expert: What group wrote the game's opening title music? (Tweaker)

Blogger marenostrumad July 30, 2015 5:02 PM  

Heroes of Might and Magic III Complete
Strategy (turn based)
PC
90s, 00s
Easy -> Name the original game and the expansion packs? (Original - "Restoration of Erathia"; expansion packs - "Armageddon's Blade" and "Shadow of Death")
Medium -> What is the upgraded strongest creature from Fortress town? (Chaos Hydra)
Hard -> What enemy hero must be vanquished in order to pass by the Quest Guard in "Grave Robber" scenarion from "Hack and Slash" campaign? (Charnath)
Expert -> How can a player recruit five dragons a week in "Dungeons and Devils" campaign, "Steadwick's Fall" scenario? (Have the Dungeon town with Castle, Portal of Summoning and a dragon dwelling being the only flagged external dwelling: 2 from Castle, 1 from augmented production because of flagged dragon dwelling, 1 from Portal of Summoning, 1 directly from external dwelling)

Blogger Nate July 30, 2015 5:09 PM  

"Perhaps. But you won't have to leave VP or visit a companion site to find out."

WAH!!!! I WANT MORE GAY TIME WASTING CUT SCENES!!!!! WAH!!!

Blogger Nate July 30, 2015 5:10 PM  

"Perhaps. But you won't have to leave VP or visit a companion site to find out.

DOOM 3 "

...

Wait...

Holy shit...

You complain about Destiny... then you post on Doom?



Blogger Crusader Corim July 30, 2015 5:11 PM  

Crusader Kings II
Grand Strategy
PC
2012
Easy: Which religion can call Crusades: Catholicism
Medium: Which king controls England in the 1066 start: Harold of Godwin
Hard: Which is the only Jewish state in 867: Khazaria
Expert: How do you form English culture: Control an Anglo-Saxon province with a Norman ruler.

Blogger Mindstorm July 30, 2015 5:21 PM  

@48 Correction:

Hard: What is the name of the sole spell that can potentially instakill even units protected by Magic Immunity? (Cracks Call)

I forgot that flying and incorporeal units are immune. Although the Web spell removes the flight ability, making them susceptible again. Also, the game was a little buggy, allowing AI wizards to cast it successfully even on incorporeal units belonging to the player.

Blogger Michael Lawson July 30, 2015 5:23 PM  

Kerbal Space Program
Simulation
PC
10s
Easy: What is the name of the senior test pilot? (Jebidiah)
Medium: How long is a day on Kerbin? (6 hrs)
Hard: What is the name of the maneuver used to change circular orbits? (Hohmann transfer)
Expert: On which moon of Jool can air-breathing engines be used? (Laythe)

Anonymous FriarBob July 30, 2015 5:25 PM  

Game: Lords of the Realm 2
Genre: Turn Based Strategy (real time combat)
Platform: PC
Decade: 90s
Easy Q&A: Who are the potential opponents? (the knight, the baron, the bishop, and the duchess)
Medium Q&A: Which castles have moats? (Motte & Bailey, Stone Castle, and Royal Castle)
Hard Q&A: What level of happiness keeps population levels relatively stable, even when neighboring counties are much better or worse? (65-75%)
Expert Q&A: How many forces would you need to successfully auto-calculate against a fully staffed Royal Castle? (Two armies of 1500 with about 50% archers in each)

Blogger D. Lane (#0067) July 30, 2015 5:25 PM  

You complain about Destiny... then you post on Doom?

Yes.

Destiny is a game that is best described as economical. It does not do one thing it doesn't need to do to function as a shooter. It reliably provides fun and it doest break (early loot problems notwithstanding). But it is sold and marketed as the most deep and exhilarating game on the market. It's the Toyota Camry of video games.

Doom, on the other hand, is presented as nothing more than it is: a solid barebones shooter that you can modify to your heart's content.

Blogger Jim July 30, 2015 5:27 PM  

7th Guest
Genre: Puzzle
Platform: PC, Console (CD-I)
Decade: 90's

Easy: What is Old Man Stauf's profession? (Toy/doll maker)
Medium: To where does cake puzzle's answer direct you? (Crypt)
Hard: Who composed the game's music? (The Fat Man and Team Fat)
Expert: Which of the six guests want to help the boy escape? (Elinor and Hammilton)

Anonymous Tar Heel (VFM#0245) July 30, 2015 5:29 PM  

ToeJam & Earl
Action
Console
90's
Easy: What is the name of the planet that ToeJam and Earl are from? (Funkotron)
Medium: What is the name of the present that instantly kills the player who opens it? (Total Bummer)
Hard: What bestows an extra life that isn't a promotion or present? (Lemonade)
Expert: Which enemy can be hit with the most tomatoes before popping? (Mailbox Monster)

Anonymous trk July 30, 2015 5:30 PM  

Game: League of Legends
Type: Moba
System: PC/Mac
Year: 10s

Easy: how many players are on each team for the summoner rift map? 5

Medium: in rank play, what's the highest level? challenger

Hard: what's the max amount of crit chance on a single rune page? 20%

Anonymous Ain July 30, 2015 5:32 PM  

Crusader Kings II
Strategy
PC
10's

Easy: What is the name of your soldier manpower? (levy)
Medium: How do Catholics get taxes from their bishop vassals? (They have to like their liege more than they like the pope.)
Hard: How do you gain prestige by raiding? (Carry the loot back on ships.)
Expert: How can you use use a weak claim to gain a casus belli? (You need to be at least third in the succession or press a claim while its in a regency.)

Blogger Bill July 30, 2015 5:34 PM  

What, nobody gonna do Rebel Moon?

Blogger maniacprovost July 30, 2015 5:37 PM  

Planescape: Torment
RPG
90s
Easy: What is the name of the city? Sigil.
Medium: Who is the main (optional) love interest? Annah.
Hard: What is the final boss? Your soul.
Expert: What can change the Nature of a man?

Blogger Cataline Sergius July 30, 2015 5:40 PM  

Name: Custer's Revenge
Genre: ???
Platform: Atari
Decade: 80s

Easy Q: What is...I'm sorry, I can't do this.

Anonymous Ajax July 30, 2015 5:43 PM  

Sid Meier’s Pirates!
Action/Strategy
PC
80s
Easy: Where did you recruit men for your crew? tavern
Medium: What was the highest military ranks the governor would give you? Admiral
Hard: The first time period set in 1560 was called what? The Silver Empire
Expert: How many men could a sloop carry? 96

Blogger Cogitans Iuvenis July 30, 2015 5:45 PM  

Emperor of the Fading Suns
Strategy
PC
Decade: 90s
Easy: What is the Imperial Capital World (Byzantium Secundus)
Medium: How do you become Emperor (Become Regent via vote, declare yourself emperor 10 turns later and then survive for an additional 10 turns)
Hard: What house is the default starting house (House Li Halan)
Expert: How do you protect the Inquisition from raiding labs researching proscribed tech without attacking the invading inquisition chips and thereby starting a war with the Holy Church (Build cities around the lab and fill them with units. The inquisition cannot land on occupied hexes and will not attack any unit that is not occupying a laboratory)

Blogger D. Lane (#0067) July 30, 2015 5:46 PM  

Empire Earth
Real-time strategy
PC
00s
Easy: What is the earliest starting period? (Stone Age)
Medium: What is the most important offensive unit to control? (Nuclear weapons)
Hard: What is the standard build time of a Priest unit? (45 seconds)
Expert: What is the most powerful unit in the game? (Citizen)

Blogger Nate July 30, 2015 5:46 PM  

"But it is sold and marketed as the most deep and exhilarating game on the market. It's the Toyota Camry of video games."

***chuckle***

Its sold that way because that's exactly what it is. The fact that you can't see it says something about you chief... not Destiny. And Camry? Please. People who play the "generic" card have obviously never spend anytime actually playing the game.

There is nothing generic about it. The game mechanics in the raids are amazing. The team work required for Crota's End... or even the Nightfall strikes. its no little deal. That's what so cool about it... The Nightfall strikes for example have to be played totally differently the normal strikes... even in hard mode... because so many thinks can one shot you. Cover becomes critical.

on top of that changing your weapon, much less weapon class, changes the game play completely. And don't give me "all games are like that" because they aren't. Running and Gunning in COD is largely the same if you're using a shotgun or a sub machine gun... there's little difference even if you're running and knifing. Runnign and gunning in PVP in destiny with a shotgun is totally different than Running and Gunning with a hand cannon or fusion rifle.

on top of all this you have the random loot drop that gives Destiny the Anything Can Happen feel that is addictive as hell... add in the exotic bounty quests which in some cases are extremely difficult (yes the Thorn is OP but its also a pain in the ass to get. You have to earn it.). its not like COD or Battlefield where everything is handed to you on a platter just because you played for a long time.

Blogger Edward Isaacs July 30, 2015 5:46 PM  

@62 Nate

That's cool, I had no idea. I haven't played or wanted to play Destiny yet, mainly because I heard bad things about the loot system and the revenue model. I did just acquire a PS4, though, so it's in the cards.

Blogger Danby July 30, 2015 5:52 PM  

@59. Owen
Ah, Civ I. Pick Russia, go all out and attack other countries. Win in a few rounds.

Start in hardest difficulty with random civilization. Select 6 opponents (not sure why, but this turbo charges the NPC AIs) Try to defend your cities from the swarm of German tanks in 1300AD, using only knights and catapults.

Fun times.

Blogger Thomas Davidsmeier July 30, 2015 5:59 PM  

Total Annihilation
Real Time Strategy
PC
90's

Easy: What are the two faction names? Arm and Core
Med: What was the name of the Commander's weapon? D-gun
Hard: What made this game different from its genre compeditors, especially in multiplayer? Resource sources were never exhausted, so an infinite number of units could be built, though there was a population limit.
Expert: What was the name of the next game by the same developers that made everyone cry when it sucked? Total Annihilation: Kingdoms

Blogger Nate July 30, 2015 6:04 PM  

" I haven't played or wanted to play Destiny yet, mainly because I heard bad things about the loot system and the revenue model. I did just acquire a PS4, though, so it's in the cards."

Every time I start to play a game today.. I just stop and go play Destiny. I haven't played anything else since it came out.

Blogger D. Lane (#0067) July 30, 2015 6:11 PM  

People who play the "generic" card have obviously never spend anytime actually playing the game.

39,693 kills and more than 184 hours doesn't count?

Blogger Student in Blue July 30, 2015 6:16 PM  

Final Fantasy 4
JRPG
SNES/Super Famicom
90s
Easy: What name was Final Fantasy 4 originally released as in the US? (Final Fantasy 2)
Medium: What is the first item required to acquire Excalibur? (Rat Tail)
Hard: What book do the Archfiends' names come from? (Dante's Divine Comedy)
Expert: Dark Dragon, second form of Dark Elf, is vulnerable to what spell that no other boss is? (Tornado or Weak depending on translation)

Obvious: Who is the worst character? (Edge)

Blogger Student in Blue July 30, 2015 6:18 PM  

I guess it should be "epic poem" and not book. Forgive me for being pleb.

Blogger Jim July 30, 2015 6:23 PM  

I guess it should be "epic poem" and not book.

And you misspelled "Edward" as "Edge."

Anonymous Athor Pel July 30, 2015 6:29 PM  

Fallout
RPG
PC
90s
Easy: What are you looking for? A water chip for Vault 13.
Medium: What causes super mutants? FEV - Forced Evolution Virus
Hard: Who did the voice for Aredesh? Tony Shaloub
Expert: How do you get in the Glow? With a rope.

Anonymous Thobby (#58) July 30, 2015 6:29 PM  

King of Dragon Pass
Genre: Simulation/Strategy
Platform: PC
Decade: 90s

Easy: What is the name of the Sacred Mountain? A. Kero Fin.

Medium: What is Derik Single-Path's path? A. He has sworn vengeance on the Praxians for killing his family, and must hunt them down.

Hard: What is the name of the prize stallion that causes ill-feeling (and perhaps a feud) between two families? A. Tempest.

Expert: Who is the leader of the Black Horse Troop? A. Sir Ethilrist.

Blogger Student in Blue July 30, 2015 6:31 PM  

And you misspelled "Edward" as "Edge."

No, because that's how bad Edge is.

The spoony bard is better than him.

Blogger Moor July 30, 2015 6:31 PM  

Baseball Stars
Sports
NES
80s/90s
Easy: What is the max for any single player stat? (15)
Medium: How big a lead is required at the end of an inning to invoke the "mercy" rule? (10)
Hard: What is the name of the most skilled/powerful starting team (American Dreams)
Expert: What question and answer are part of the "super team" cheat code? (When isn't it? When it is.)

Blogger Jim July 30, 2015 6:44 PM  

The spoony bard is better than him.

Please. The spoony bard was so bad they needed to create a dungeon with special rules so he could have a moment where he sucked slightly less. Edward's stats were crap across the board, while Edge at least had good speed. The only reason Edge is bad is because he's mediocre but constantly teamed up with the three best characters in the whole game.

Besides, you missed the beauty of the remark: Edge's actual name is Edward Geraldine.

OpenID vfm360 July 30, 2015 6:45 PM  

There are a lot of games listed here that I have not had the pleasure of playing. This must be remedied.

Blogger Nate July 30, 2015 6:46 PM  

"39,693 kills and more than 184 hours doesn't count?"

hey not bad! I'm impressed. You officially qualify as the exception to the rule.

Blogger Student in Blue July 30, 2015 6:59 PM  

Besides, you missed the beauty of the remark: Edge's actual name is Edward Geraldine.

While true that I missed it, it would not change my response one bit had I caught it.

Also you're misunderstanding why I call him the worst character - it's not about stats, it's about his role in the story. Showing up extremely late, and basically only existing to introduce Rubicante, there was no real depth to him because there was no time (either available or dedicated) to actually developing him. Of the last five that descend to the final boss... he has no significant plot why he's even there, except maybe wanting to bone Rydia. There's no emotional investment from the player, when someone far more plot pertinent like Golbez would've been far better as the fifth party member

Blogger Student in Blue July 30, 2015 7:03 PM  

Edward, the spoony bard, even though he's not a very likable character and is useless in battle, is a better character because he sets up very memorable events like Tellah vs Golbez, which in turn drives the plot. So Edward is a very important character.

Anonymous AussieTom July 30, 2015 7:04 PM  

Fallout 2
Role-playing game (RPG)
PC
90's

Easy: What is your mission? (Find the Holy GECK)
Med: What stat can you vary to get wildly different conversations? (Intelligence)
Hard: Who fell down the well? (Johnny)
Expert: What city do the citizens sometimes say "I am feeling double-plus good today"? (Vault City)

Anonymous TXVB July 30, 2015 7:15 PM  

M.U.L.E.
Genre: Multi-Player econ sim (comes closest I guess)
Decade: 80s
Platform: Atari Computer
Easy: What does M.U.L.E. an acryonym for? (Multiple Use Labor Element)
Med: What is the name of the planet? Why is it called that? (IRATA, Atari, first platform released on, spelled backwards)
Hard: What game designer has said M.U.L.E. was influential, and included easter eggs of M.U.L.E. in other games (Wil Wright)
Expert: What economic principles influence the outcome of the production round? (Economics of Scope, Economics of Scale)

Anonymous TXVB July 30, 2015 7:19 PM  

I want to game with y'all some time. Awesome choices. Xenogears, SC2, Suikoden, FF3/6, Fallout, X-Com UFO, Destiny, Total Anni

Nary a Call of babysitter to be seen (yet)

Blogger Jim July 30, 2015 7:20 PM  

Edward, the spoony bard, even though he's not a very likable character and is useless in battle, is a better character because he sets up very memorable events like Tellah vs Golbez, which in turn drives the plot.

Meh. Jar Jar Binks is the reason why the Republic turns into the Empire. Doesn't make him a good character.

But, can we now agree that the worst character in Final Fantasy IV is named "Edward?"

Anonymous Athor Pel July 30, 2015 7:23 PM  

Borderlands 2
FPS/RPG
PC/Console
10s
Easy: What are you looking for? An alien vault.
Medium: What caused eridium to show up? Opening of vault in first Borderlands game.
Hard: What will Capt. Flynt do to you after Boom Bewm kills you? Play hopscotch in your chest cavity.
Expert: What does Handsome Jack look like under his mask. There's a vault symbol on his face.

Alternate questions:
Easy: Who gives you your first mission? CL4P-TP ("Claptrap")
Easy: Where is a skag's crit location? Open mouth.
Medium: Who builds your bandit technical? Ellie.
Medium: What is Sanctuary? A Dahl corporation mining ship.
Medium: What is built next to Fyrestone? The Hyperion Info Stockade.
Hard: Who drops the Infinity pistol? Doc Mercy
Hard: Who drops the Bee shield? Hunter Hellquist
Expert: Who is Tiny Tina's father? Krieg.
Expert: Who are Dr. Tannis' closest friends? Ceiling chairs.

Blogger Mindstorm July 30, 2015 7:29 PM  

@19 Nate:

Bejeweled? I can toss one question about Bejeweled 3:

Expert: What does switching two tesseract gems with each other? (clearing the whole board of gems)

Blogger J Melcher July 30, 2015 7:31 PM  

For contrast:
Nancy Drew: Secrets Can Kill
Genre: Interactive Fiction /RPG
Platform: PC
Decade: 1990s

Who stole the steroids? Hulk.
What page in the chemistry book has the clue? 305
How do you open with padlock without the bolt cutters? Enter 1967
What's the clue from the Gym? Players can't get into the gym at all; there is no such clue.

Blogger D. Lane (#0067) July 30, 2015 7:32 PM  

Jet Force Gemini
Third-person shooter
Nintendo 64
90s
Easy: How many playable characters are in the game? (Three)
Medium: What is the name of the swamp planet? (Tawfret)
Hard: What is the name of the club on Ichor? (The Big Bug Fun Club)
Expert: How many tribals are there in total on Rith Essa? (34)

Anonymous Sparky July 30, 2015 7:33 PM  

Super Mario Bros. 3
Genre: Action
Platform: Console
Decade: 80s
Easy: What's the green guy's name? (Luigi)
Medium: What does the Super Leaf allow you to do? (Fly)
Hard: How many enemies must stomped consecutively without touching the ground for a 1-Up? (Eight)
Expert: Where are the Warp Whistles located? (First castle of World 1, World 1-3, and the Fire Bro on the World 2 map)

Blogger Student in Blue July 30, 2015 7:33 PM  

Meh. Jar Jar Binks is the reason why the Republic turns into the Empire. Doesn't make him a good character.

Jar Jar and the Republic is not anywhere near the same situation as Edward and Tellah. That's like calling a Ford the same thing as a Mercedes-Benz. (If a character can be removed completely from the story and the end results would pretty much be the same, they're not important.)

But, can we now agree that the worst character in Final Fantasy IV is named "Edward?"

Yes, we could agree.

Anonymous Rhys O'Reilly July 30, 2015 7:36 PM  

Goldeneye
First Person Shooter
Nintendo 64
90s

Easy: Who is the main character? (James Bond)
Med: Who is your scientist contact on the level 'Facility' ? (Dr Doak)
Hard: What two weapons does Xenia Onatopp have when you kill her? (RCP90 and Grenade Launcher)
Expert: What gun is only available in the game with the 'All Guns' cheat: (The pump action shotgun).

Blogger Owen July 30, 2015 7:44 PM  

Nate,
I played MechWarrior: Mercenaries only. Great game. Never played the original. Looking it up, it appears there's an online version.

Anonymous Dream Weaver July 30, 2015 7:45 PM  

Grand Theft Auto V
Action
Console, PC
10s
Easy: What fictional city does the game take place in? (Los Santos)
Medium: What mission in the game is said to have been influenced by the 1995 film Heat? (Blitz Play)
Hard: Where is the character Trevor originally from? (Canada)
Expert: What is title of the song performed on Blaine County Talk Radio (I Like Things Just the Way They Are)

Blogger Carl Hommel July 30, 2015 7:45 PM  

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Blogger Kevin Rogers July 30, 2015 7:49 PM  

Chrono Trigger
Genre: Role-playing
Platform: SNES
Decade: 90s
Easy: What is the name of Frog's sword? (Masamune)
Medium: What is Chrono's ultimate spell called? (Luminaire)
Hard: What are the real names of Magus, Robo, Frog and Marle? (Janus, Prometheus, Glenn, Nadia)
Expert Q&A: Who owns the Tent of Horrors? (Norsten Bekkler)

Blogger Carl Hommel July 30, 2015 7:52 PM  

Diplomacy
Genre: Strategy, Simulation, Role-playing
Platform: Table
Decade: 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s, 10s
Easy: How many sides are there? (7)
Medium: How many supply centers to win? (18)
Hard : Who created the numbering system for PBM games? (John Boardman)
Expert: What is the minimum number of units required for a stalemate line? (3)

"F Iri & F Por S Mid", in case you were wondering.

Blogger Zaklog the Great July 30, 2015 8:00 PM  

My favorite games probably have to be Sid Meier's Civilization series. If I had to pick a high point, I'd say either Civ IV or Alpha Centauri (effectively Civ 2.5).

So, let's go with Alpha Centauri
Turn-based Strategy/4X game
PC
90s

Easy question: How many factions are there? (7)
Medium: How many victory conditions does the game have and what are they? (4: Conquest, Economic, Diplomatic, and Transcendence)
Hard: Who is the (fictional) author of We Must Dissent? (Sister Miriam Godwinson, leader of the Believer's faction)
Expert: What is the name of the explorer who was turned into the media character Recon Rover Rick? (Richard Baxter)

I'm not especially sure about the relative difficulty of those questions. Any other fans of the game could suggest a re-ordering. But they're decent trivia question about an excellent game.

Blogger Student in Blue July 30, 2015 8:01 PM  

@128. Kevin Rogers

It's Norstein, not Norsten.

Blogger Nate July 30, 2015 8:04 PM  

i also can't believe Redneck Rampage hasn't made an appearance...

Blogger HickoryHammer #0211 July 30, 2015 8:12 PM  

Call of Duty Advanced Warfare
Genere: First Person Shooter
Platform: Console
Decade: 10s

Easy: Q: In single player, what city does the protagonist's best friend die in? A: Seoul
Medium: Q: Which actor played the part of Jonathan Irons? A: Kevin Spacey
Hard: Q: How many scorestreak points does a remote turret with sentry mode and rockets cost? A: 850pts


Student in Blue July 30, 2015 6:31 PM
And you misspelled "Edward" as "Edge."
No, because that's how bad Edge is.


why you trollin dog? I'll show you the power... of anger!


Anonymous Tom July 30, 2015 8:15 PM  

@130

I was debating whether or not to do Alpha Centauri, but went with Total Annihilation instead. I absolutely loved little big ideas snuck into Alpha Centauri. I destroyed the game for myself when I learned that I could edit the start up file and give my faction huge amounts of bonuses to start. Sigh. I loved the way the mindworms and the planet were like another faction entirely. I also loved the planet busters. So much better than nukes in the other Civ iterations.

Blogger D. Lane (#0067) July 30, 2015 8:25 PM  

Call of Duty Advanced Warfare

You forgot expert: How many bots in a typical multiplayer match?

Blogger Zaklog the Great July 30, 2015 8:28 PM  

Since I've seen a few others here mention Sid Meier's Civ games, I have to ask, has anyone else here played the total conversion mod for Civ 4 known as Fall from Heaven 2?

If you're a Civ fan and have not played it, you must find it and do so immediately. It is an absolutely fantastic conversion into a dark fantasy game which, among other things, includes factions of literal angels and devils, a mad sorcerer whose dreams come to life, werewolves (whom, if you are smart, you will control), a faction of pirates, and so much, much more.

Excellent, excellent game. Highly recommend it.

Blogger Nate July 30, 2015 8:48 PM  

"You forgot expert: How many bots in a typical multiplayer match?"

all of them.

God I hate CODAW... Hate. I'm using the word hate here.

Blogger HickoryHammer #0211 July 30, 2015 8:54 PM  

Lol soft asses

Blogger Student in Blue July 30, 2015 9:00 PM  

why you trollin dog? I'll show you the power... of anger!

I see. But my cloak of uncaring cannot be penetrated even by emotional appeal! Now
I restore you to full strength! Fight with all your might!

Blogger Cataline Sergius July 30, 2015 9:06 PM  

i also can't believe Redneck Rampage hasn't made an appearance...

Redneck Rampage

Genre: cisgendered misogynist FPS

Platform: MasterRace

Decade: 90s

Expert Q: How do I get the damn thing to run?
A: Wait twenty years and buy it on GOG.

Blogger Nate July 30, 2015 9:08 PM  

@140 Hard: How did drinking small amounts of alcohol affect your aim? (improved it)

Anonymous lozozlo July 30, 2015 9:12 PM  

The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky
Genre:JRPG
Platform: PC / PSP
Decade: 00s

Easy: What is the name of the civilian police / peacekeeping force that the main characters belong to? (Bracers)

Medium: Who is behind the coup attempt to dethrone Queen Alicia II? (Colonel Alan Richard)

Hard: Who delivers the black orbment to Cassius? (Kurt)

Expert: What are the names of the 4 tetracyclic towers? (Esmelas, Amerbl, Sapphrl , Carnelia)

Blogger Edward Isaacs July 30, 2015 9:30 PM  

My buddy contributes the following:

Diablo
Genre: Roguelike
Platform: Playstation, PC
Decade: 90s
Easy: Who is the final boss? (Diablo)
Medium: What is the name of the innkeeper? (Ogden)
Hard: What is the unique armor set you find in the catacombs? (Arkaine's Valor)
Expert: How do you receive the Undead Crown? (Slay King Leoric)

Blogger Cataline Sergius July 30, 2015 9:35 PM  

@140

Easy Q: What is the MacGuffin?

A: Rescue Bessie from the aliens. (*sigh*) Bessie is a pig.

Medium Q: What weapon did Half Life steal from RR.
A. Crowbar.

The alcohol aiming thing actually did make it stand out a bit.

The alien arm gun was good too. Stunt guns weren't a thing yet when they did that as I recall.

Is anybody going to do Shadow Warrior?


Blogger Danby July 30, 2015 9:35 PM  

i also can't believe Redneck Rampage hasn't made an appearance...

nobody's favorite game. It was a clever joke, and some of the levels were actually interesting, but overall, not as good as Doom, which it resembled in a lot of ways, although I think it used some other engine. The drunkenness mechanic was pretty good, but the flatulence thing after you ate to restore hit points was, well, stupid.

Anonymous Psyb3rpunk July 30, 2015 9:59 PM  

Gamers! Can we get a shout-out on the twitters and elsewhere for the GamerGate meetup in Las Vegas on Monday?

Blogger Nate Winchester July 30, 2015 10:09 PM  

Thief (1, especially 2, or 3)
Genre: 1st person stealth
Platform: PC
Decade: 90s & 00s
Easy Q&A - What is the name of the main character? (Garrett)
Medium Q&A - What is the insult used by characters in the game? (Taffer)
Hard Q&A - What feature was listed as being in game 1, but wasn't actually implemented and working until game 2? (Listening at doors)
Expert Q&A - Name either upper class citizen that is argued about in the "Thief's Highway" level. (Lady Van Vernon or Mastery Willey)

Ah I see #2. Michael Silva beat me to it. You have excellent tastes, sir.

Blogger Cail Corishev July 30, 2015 10:09 PM  

Since someone beat me to M.U.L.E....

Name: Autoduel
Genre: RPG
Platform: PC (various 8-bit computers)
Decade: 80s

Easy: Where can you make a clone to replace you in case of death? (Gold Cross)
Medium: How do you increase your mechanic skill? (Pay $500 at the Garage)
Hard: Which vehicle body type can carry the most weight? (Pickup)
Expert: Which town has no buildings other than the Truck Stop? (Providence, RI)

Anonymous Don Quixote July 30, 2015 10:49 PM  

Name: Final Fantasy VII
Genre: RPG
Platform PS2
Decade:90s
Easy: who is the main protagonist? (Cloud)
Medium: what is the main city? (midgard)
Hard: who was the main composer of the soundtrack? (Nobuo Uematsu)

Blogger bob k. mando July 30, 2015 11:00 PM  

Name of Game: Star Flight
Genre: Space Exploration, Role-playing
Platform: PC, Sega Genesis
Decade: 80s

Easy Q: Your Starport orbits what planet?
A: Arth

Medium Q: What is the maximum force your ship can withstand when landing before a large planet will crush it?
A: 8g's

Hard Q: What is the name of the first person sent to attempt to stop the Crystal Planet?
A: Captain McConnell

Expert Q: Gazurtoids consider all air breathers to be infidels. What does Endurium consider all other life to be?
A: A virus.

Blogger jayb July 30, 2015 11:19 PM  

System Shock 2
Genre: Action Role-playing (Survival Horror)
Glorious Master Race Platform.
Decade: 90s

Easy: SOLDIER G65434-2 wakes up aboard what starship? The Von Braun
Medium: What dance is being performed by one of the admin robots prior to Basic Training? The Macarena
Hard: Who are the couple to escape the UNN Rickenbacker in an escape pod? Thomas Suarez and Rebecca Siddons.
Expert: On Impossible difficulty, how many Cyber Modules are required to be able to use the Assault Rifle? 223

Blogger bob k. mando July 30, 2015 11:22 PM  

Name of Game: Dune 2
Genre: the original Real Time Strategy game
Platform: PC
Decade: 90s

Easy Q: What are you trying to mine?
A: Spice

Medium Q: How do you gain access to the special units of another Great House?
A: Capture one of their factories

Hard Q: What is the name and power of the Ordos heavy tank?
A: Deviator, mind controls opposing units for a limited time

Expert Q: What is the Deviator glitch?
A: If one of the other major houses has a Deviator, when fired the attacked unit still switches control to House Ordos instead of allying with the Deviator that attacked it.

Anonymous Dream Weaver July 30, 2015 11:23 PM  

Postal 2
Genre: Action, FPS
Platform: PC
Decade: 00s
Easy: Who is the main character? (The Postal Dude)
Medium: What can stray cats be used for in the game? (They can be impaled through the anus on the end of a shotgun and used as a cat silencer)
Hard: Name of sequel to the game where the player is given access to a boomerang machete? (Apocalypse Weekend)
Expert: What does The Postal Dude do when he visits his dad's grave in the game? (Pisses on it)

Blogger AmyJ July 30, 2015 11:37 PM  

Is it ok to do more than one?

Portal 2
Genre: Role-playing
Platform: Console, PC
Decade: 10s

Easy: What is the name of the game's main antagonist? (GLaD0S)
Medium: How many corrupted cores does Wheatley use against you in the final battle? (3)
Hard: What Academy Award winning actor voices Cave Johnson, founder of Aperture Science? (J. K. Simmons)
Expert: Who or what has hidden dens all over the labs? (Ratman)

Blogger Jakeithus July 31, 2015 12:32 AM  

Batman: Arkham City
Genre: Action
Platform: console, PC
Decade: 10s

Easy: Which character poisons Batman early in the game's story? (The Joker)
Medium: What is the name of the abandoned fairlocated underneath Arkham City? (Wonder City)
Hard: Which new gadet do you first collect in the Foundry? (RRemote Electric Charge)
Expert: What is the name of the program Hugo Strange activates to destruct Wonder Tower? (Protocol 11)

OpenID mickoneverything July 31, 2015 12:53 AM  

@nate - Love the Karate Champ pull. Full point.

OpenID mickoneverything July 31, 2015 12:55 AM  

@bob k mando, love the starflight ref, but Dune was the first RTS, not Dune 2.

Blogger OldFan July 31, 2015 1:21 AM  

Panzer Corps [incl 7 DLC packs]
Strategy
PC
Decade: 10s
Easy Q&A: The first tank you get in Poland is a (Pz-1)
Medium Q&A: Units that can clear mines are called (Pioneers)
Hard Q&A: The number of adjacent enemy units that prevents reinforcement is (three)
Expert Q&A: In the '41 Easter Front DLC campaign you get a bonus ground attack expert named Rudel who has ( +9 Attack, +9 Defense, and +1 Movement ) stats

Anonymous Dream Weaver July 31, 2015 1:35 AM  

The Saboteur
Genre: Action, Third Person Shooter
Platform: Console
Decade: 00s
Easy: What's the occupation of the main character? (Race car mechanic)
Medium: Who is the main character working with in the game? (The French Resistance)
Hard: What happens when the main character defeats Nazi forces in a section of WWII Paris? (The area turns from black and white to color)
Expert: What does the DLC The Midnight Show allow the player to do at the Belle de Nuit nightclub? (Unlocks nudity of female characters)

Blogger jayb July 31, 2015 1:41 AM  

Other SMAC questions:

Easy: What is used as the unit of currency? Energy
Medium: On what 20th Century society is 'The Hive' modelled? Communist China
Hard: Lead Designer, Brian Reynolds, co-founded which games company after making SMAC? Big Huge Games.

Anonymous Tallen July 31, 2015 2:20 AM  

Planetside
MMOFPS
PC
00s
Easy: What are the three factions? (Terran Republic, Vanu Sovereignty, New Conglomerate)
Medium: How many from each faction could play on a continent post-2005? (133)
Hard: What were people who preferred fighting in caves called? (Fraggles)
Expert: What certification permitted a player to amplify base resource drain? (Data Corruption; Electronics Expert is also acceptable)

Blogger Cee July 31, 2015 2:55 AM  

I'm still kinda half pissed no one has done X-Wing or Mech Warrior yet...
I could do MechWarrior but I'd need to go refresh my memory on it. It's been ages.

Mercenaries was fantastic, too.

...Man now I miss it real bad.

Anonymous Ulmer Miller July 31, 2015 2:58 AM  

Just Cause 2

Easy: What is Rico destroying this time? The island nation Panau.
Medium: What is The Mile High Club? It's a dirigible airship/ gogo bar.
Hard: How big is Panau? Four hundred square miles, or approximately 1036 km^2.
Expert: Can Rico tether two attack helicopters together, fly one until the Panau air force knocks it out of the sky, then soar through the wreckage to the other one, start it up and fly away before crashing? Yes, I can.

Looking forward to JC3. I think it's gonna be my GOTY.

Anonymous JonR July 31, 2015 2:59 AM  

Quake
FPS
PC
90s

Easy: What does the word "Quake" refer to regarding the game’s plot?
A: The mysterious evil force that’s invading Earth via the slipgates.

Medium: What’s the strongest non-boss enemy in the game?
A: Shambler

Hard: Name the two official expansion packs for the game.
A: “The Scourge of Armagon” and “The Dissolution of Eternity.”

Expert: On what specific level in the fourth episode (the Elder World) do you first encounter the rocket launcher (not counting deathmatch)?
A: E4M6 - The Pain Maze.

Anonymous AbuDhabi July 31, 2015 3:21 AM  

Crusader Kings II
Strategy (bordering on Roleplaying)
PC
10s
Easy: What kind of characters does the game support without any DLC? (Feudal Christian.)
Medium: What are the playable and unplayable government types? (Playable: Feudal, Merchant Republic, Tribal, Nomad, Iqta. Unplayable: Theocracy, Regular Republic.)
Hard: What are the two hard counters to your spouse cheating on you and making bastards, which still allow you to have legitimate children? (Homosexual trait or imprisonment.)
Expert: What happens when you are attacking someone, and your liege calls that someone into a different war? (Your war ends inconclusively, since you're not allowed to be both at war and allied at the same time, and your liege's allegiance status is more important.)

OpenID Leit July 31, 2015 3:34 AM  

@93 - belief.

Warframe
Genre: TPS
Platform: PC
Decade: 2010s

Easy: Name the mascot of the game. (Excalibur)
Medium: Who sits at the top of the Grineer hierarchy? (The twin queens)
Hard: What is the significance of the name Tenno? (Tenno are the warframes' operators, named after the protagonist of Digital Extremes' previous game DarkSector)
Expert: What is the cost in rank 5 rare cores and credits to max an unranked Serration mod? (264 cores, 831600 credits)

That last one's a doozy... you can try and google it, but you'll come up with the wrong answer.

Blogger James Jones July 31, 2015 3:36 AM  

One of my all time favourite games. Was pleasantly surprised to see it gets a mention.

Blogger James Jones July 31, 2015 3:39 AM  

Awesome game.

Blogger camperbot July 31, 2015 4:22 AM  

@Michael: I thought tree beasts were immune to broadheads? Fire arrows are the best things to fire at them :)

Blogger Mindstorm July 31, 2015 5:03 AM  

@Nate:

If I were in your place I would propose Puzzle Quest instead of Bejeweled. Easy as much, but quite more fun.

Blogger VD July 31, 2015 5:41 AM  

Hard Q&A - What feature was listed as being in game 1, but wasn't actually implemented and working until game 2? (Listening at doors)

These are not good questions. Avoid questions that are tangential to the game itself or excessively wordy, either on the Q or A end.

Blogger Jim July 31, 2015 6:39 AM  

Duck Tales

Genre: Platformer
Platform: Console (NES)
Decade: 80's

Easy: Who do you play as? (Scrooge McDuck)
Medium: How much are red gems worth? ($50,000)
Hard: Where, specifically, is the key to the African Mines? (Transylvania, through the first mirror)
Expert: In what stages are the Lost Treasures located? (African Mines and the Moon)

Blogger D. Lane (#0067) July 31, 2015 7:17 AM  

SOCOM 2
Third-person shooter
Playstation 2
00s
Easy: What was the best pistol in the game? (Model 18)
Medium: What multiplayer map offered the greatest tactical flexibility? (Foxhunt)
Hard: What is the third objective in Stranglehold? (Demo the drug lab)
Expert: What is the best hiding spot on Blizzard? (Outhouse)

Anonymous szook July 31, 2015 7:30 AM  

Wizards' Crown
Turn based tactical fantasy adventure
PC
late 80s
Easy:What are the 3 monster classes most encountered in the starting city? (thug, thieves, and assassins)
Medium:What is the name of the skill attribute priests use to pray for healing? (karma)
Hard:What monster is guarding the exit of the mansion? (golems)
Expert:What dynamite monster is hiding in a bush deep in the ruins with a large horde of magical items?(white rabbits)

Blogger Nate July 31, 2015 7:44 AM  

"If I were in your place I would propose Puzzle Quest instead of Bejeweled. Easy as much, but quite more fun."

it was sarcasm guys...

Blogger Nate July 31, 2015 7:48 AM  

@156

Amy.. thanks for doing Portal 2.... Love Portal series so much... now... Shouldn't work the Halflife easter egg into the questions somewhere?

Blogger TheAxe July 31, 2015 7:52 AM  

S2: Silent Storm
Genre:Turn based tactical
Platform: PC
Decade: 00s

Easy: When is it set? (WW2)

Medium: What is the main weapon of Thor's Hammer? (Panzerkleins)

Hard: What country do you find the secret best weapons in the game in? (Switzerland)

Expert: In the sequel Sentinels, who betrays your team? (The major in charge of Sentinels)

Blogger AmyJ July 31, 2015 8:46 AM  

@Nate

There were too many to choose from! Could have gone with the Portal 2/Skyrim Easter egg, but I think that was limited to just the xbox.

Blogger jeffrey takada July 31, 2015 9:20 AM  

Birth of the Federation
Strategy (Turn Based)
Platform: PC,
Decade:90s
Easy: Which major races are involved? Federation, Ferengi, Cardassian, Klingon, Romulan
Medium: What is the most devastating random event? Borg Invasion
Hard: What is the best culture to play to win and how? Tal'Shiar sabotage combined with cloak fleets makes the Romulans almost invulnerable.
Expert: Why are the ship designs an alien races seem limited? Hasbro only had rights to used TNG information, not any of the other ST series.

Anonymous Ajax July 31, 2015 9:37 AM  

Loved Birth of the Federation

Blogger Retrenched July 31, 2015 10:27 AM  

Still my favorite baseball game of all time.

Blogger slarrow July 31, 2015 10:49 AM  

The Bard's Tale

Genre: RPG
Platform: PC, PS2, XBox, Steam, iOS
Decade: 2000s

Easy: Who provides the voice of the Bard? Cary Elwes
Medium: How does the Bard summon allies? Playing songs on musical instruments
Hard: What's the mike-drop line in the zombie/skeleton dance-off? "You got served."
Expert: What's the "logical conclusion" in the "good" ending? "Never trust a woman."

Anonymous AlteredFate July 31, 2015 11:05 AM  

Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Adventure
SNES
90s
Easy: What item do you carry that allows you to maintain human form in Dark World? (Moon Pearl)
Medium: How much do the flippers cost? (500 Rupees)
Hard: What is contained in the chest that starts following you while in the Dark World village? (Empty Bottle)
Expert: The Chris Houlihan Room was named after a gamer who took a picture of what to win the contest for a cameo appearance? (WarMECH, Final Fantasy)

Blogger Nate Winchester July 31, 2015 11:32 AM  

@181. Jeffrey - Nice! One of my first (and fave) turn based strategy.

These are not good questions. Avoid questions that are tangential to the game itself or excessively wordy, either on the Q or A end.

Ah ok, go with Mike's hard then. (though not sure how tangential it is, several points in game 1 not having the feature made it harder, while it's actually used to advance the plot at one point in game 2)

What about for hard... "Where is the basketball? (Tutorial level, secret door, game 1)"

Blogger tweell July 31, 2015 11:44 AM  

Darklands

RPG

PC (DOS)

90's

Easy: What is the magic system based on? Alchemy

Medium: How many phenniges in a groschen? 12

Hard: What's the best city to go to for weapons and armor? Nurnberg

Expert: What saint will protect you from fire? Cecilia

Anonymous Ostar July 31, 2015 12:31 PM  

11. Ostar

All right, my Expert question for Civ IV bothers me - not really Expert. So if anyone (besides me) cares it should be:
The unique unit (Quecha) of the Inca has a +100% bonus vs. what unit type? (Archers).

Anonymous AlteredFate July 31, 2015 1:16 PM  

@185

My expert question was a bit tangential on second glance so it should be re-purposed as follows:

Expert: A Secret Room built in to the game as a fail safe for crash events was named after what gamer? (Chris Houlihan)

Anonymous Dream Weaver July 31, 2015 1:20 PM  

Half-Life
Action
PC, Console
90s
Easy: What is the name of the lead character? (Gordon Freeman)
Medium: What are the creatures in the game who turn humans into zombies? (Headcrabs)
Hard: What planet are the invading alien forces from? (Xen)
Expert: What is the name of the final boss to be defeated in the game? (Nihilanth)

Blogger SirHamster (#201) July 31, 2015 1:46 PM  

@20:
Forgot to note that

Platform: Handheld Console

Also, genre is more accurately tactical RPG (TRPG), but I wasn't sure how fine a distinction was desired.

Alternate Expert question: When performing the RNG exploit, which direction indicates the next random number is low? (Up/down or vertical)

Blogger Josh July 31, 2015 4:20 PM  

Xenogears
Genre: JRPG
Platform: Playstation
Decade: 1990s
Easy: What is the main character's name? (Fei)
Medium: What crashes into the starting village to start the plot rolling? (A giant robot, or "gear.")
Hard: What near future technology figures strongly in the plot? (nanotechnology)
Expert: What character is actually a potential personality that lies dormant in all women? (Miang)

Blogger The CronoLink July 31, 2015 10:18 PM  

Golden Sun
JRPG
GBA
00s

Easy: Who's the developer? Camelot Soft.
Medium: How many Djinn are there? 28
Hard: What is the Gaia Blade's Unleash? Titan Blade
Expert: What item negates the risks from cursed equipment? Cleric's Ring

Blogger The CronoLink July 31, 2015 10:43 PM  

Banjo-Kazooie
3D-Platform
N64
90's

Easy: What's the name of Gruntilda's sister? Brentilda
Medium: Who's the music composer? Grant Kirkhope
Hard: Who finishes off Gruntilda in the final battle? The Mighty Jinjonator
Expert: How many transformations are there in the game? 5

Anonymous Dream Weaver August 01, 2015 12:33 PM  

Super Mario 64
Action, 3D Platform
N64
90's
Easy: What is the name of the lead character? (Mario)
Medium: What is the game's setting? (Princess Peach's Castle)
Hard: Where is the game's heroine imprisoned? (Stained-glass window above castle entrance)
Expert: What was Mario's original name in the first game he appeared in? (Jumpman)

Anonymous Anonymous August 01, 2015 9:47 PM  

Terra nova strike force century. 90s.
It was simulation,action role playing ,strategy all rolled into one.
Small unit tactics in battle armor. AI squad mates that worked. Medium difficulty.

Blogger Alex August 03, 2015 2:29 PM  

Mass Effect
RPG
XBox 360/PC/PS3
00s
Easy: What is the name of the Normandy's pilot? (Jeff "Joker" Moreau)
Medium: Which species has a monotone speech pattern? (Elcor)
Hard: Where does Commander Shepard earn a Ruthless reputation for exterminating pirates? (Torfan)
Expert: What is the name of the treaty that regulates the size of Citadel species fleets? (Treaty of Farixen)

Anonymous Scythian Arrows August 05, 2015 12:31 PM  

One Must Fall: 2097
Genre: Fighting
Platform: PC
Decade: 90s
Easy: How many characters are playable in normal Arcade mode? (10)
Medium: What are the names of the stock tournaments? (North American Open, Katushai Challenge, W.A.R. Invitational, World Championship)
Hard: How are the higher difficulty levels in Arcade mode unlocked? ("Deadly" mode unlocked by pressing the right arrow 20x when selecting "World Champion"; then pressing 'O' 'M' 'F' and the right arrow once more)
Expert: How can players obtain the hidden enhancements in Tournament Mode? (Play on 'Heavy Metal' difficulty, perform the destruction moves on Steel Claw [unranked] and Devan Shell [unranked])

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