I've only ever played the Wii remake of the first game, although I loved itAnybody here ever heard of the Klonoa series of games? The original Klonoa on PS1 has to be pretty high on my personal list of best video games of all time, and yet, you don't see a lot of people talking about the little cat/rabbit thing or his games. Its PS2 sequel was just as good, and he also had a series of games on the GBA that was pretty good as well. Here's a video of the first game on PS1:
Got a considerable sentiment for Door to Phantomile which I sometimes play with an emulator on the PC.Anybody here ever heard of the Klonoa series of games?
I've always wanted to try this game, it looks very interestingMy favorite game of all time is Medievil for the PS1. However, I will be the first to admit that it aged pretty poorly.
I really liked the demo for Frequency, I played it a bunch of times but never ended up getting the game unfortunately.Another fun one I just remembered: anyone ever play Frequency or Amplitude? They were basically the precursor to Guitar Hero/Rock Band, so blame/praise them for that. But you had different songs and you had to play different instruments for each section of the game. So for example, you would do a line of the drums and once you finished that, it would play by itself; then you could swap to another part like vocals or synth and get that rolling along. It was a cool concept at the time, though that style of music game got driven into the ground.
There was a reboot of Amplitude released recently but I haven't been able to give that a shot yet.
I remember playing Sarge's Heroes 2 on PS2 to the ground when I was a kid, and I loved every single moment of it. Out of curiosity, have you heard of the game The Mean Greens? I haven't played it myself, but I've heard it's pretty good. From what I've seen, it's basically like if Sarge's Heroes 2 had an online multiplayer feature."Army Men" was an awesome series. I wish that would get a reboot someday.
It's on my wishlist on Steam. I'll get it at some point.I remember playing Sarge's Heroes 2 on PS2 to the ground when I was a kid, and I loved every single moment of it. Out of curiosity, have you heard of the game The Mean Greens? I haven't played it myself, but I've heard it's pretty good. From what I've seen, it's basically like if Sarge's Heroes 2 had an online multiplayer feature.
Oh man, Magicmaker is going straight on my wishlist. That looks right up my street. It reminds me of the spellcrafting system in an old Amiga game called Legend, where you combined runes to basically program your own spells.I've heard of Kloana and Legend of Dragoon, though I never played any of those games.
@Crym4x - I have One Finger Death Punch on PC. I enjoyed what I played of it, felt rewarding to get a perfect stage.
As to underrated/Obscure games I've played, I'll list a few that don't have many reviews on Steam:
Magic Maker - A game where you mix and match various spell components to create custom effects. The effects can range from useful (room clearing) to just crazy (fill a room full of cotton).
Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale - While it has a few thousand reviews and has been on Steam for ages, I still can't recommend this enough. It's part shop management, part dungeon crawler. I have yet to find another game that does this so well (Recettear sequel PLZ Easy Game Station!)
Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West - I haven't played this in a while, so I don't know how it has changed or the state of its activity, but this was a fun multiplayer arena type shooter game.
They Bleed Pixels - A fun, violent side-scrolling beat-em-up platformer.
Secrets of the Ræticon - I rather enjoyed this game up to the point it bugged out on me and I couldn't progress. This was a while ago, so maybe it's fixed, or I just had bad luck. As a bonus, the title has the same sort of dual character symbol that Them's Fightin' Herds has for Fœnum has.
Bleed - It's a great action-shooter platformer. It can be challenging to unlock some of the stuff, but it's still a very fun game.
Rogue Legacy - Least obscure on the list based on total reviews (over 11K currently), but I still wanted to mention it. Basically, it's a randomized dungeon crawling platformer with a unique twist. When you die, your offspring takes over and there is a degree of randomness. Sometimes the perks are good, sometimes not so much.
Eversion - A platformer that plays much like a twisted Mario game. It has several endings. I managed to get the true ending myself.
The Wonderful End of the World - It's basically a poor man's Katamari Damacy game. The only reason it has as many reviews as it does I think, is because it was part of the Spud special event on Steam years ago (where some games were modified to feature spuds).
Freedom Planet - Not exactly obscure, but it was originally a Sonic Fangame that became its own thing, much like Them's Fightin' Herds, so it deserves a mention for that. It plays much like a the 2D sonic sidescrolling sonic games of yesteryear.
Symphony - Another game that uses music, including your own music, to generate its stages. It's less well known than Audiosurf/2 or Beat Hazard (I recommend Audiosurf and Beat Hazard a lot, incidentally) so I thought I should mention it here.
Nimbus - Not the top game on my list, but it's the most obscure. I played it for over 3 hours so it can't be all that bad (I usually drop games I don't like after an hour or less). It's a racing-puzzle game.
Letter Quest: Grimm's Adventures - A typing game where you progress by typing out word combinations based on what you're given. It's basically like Combat Boggle XD Though the letters don't need to be adjacent. 2nd most obscure of my list. As to another typing game, I also recommend:
Typing of the Dead: Overkill - It's a more traditional typing combat game. It has existed in one form or another for a while, this is a remake or something to that effect. You can create custom dictionaries too, using the tool you can DL from steam. I created a Lawyer Friendly Equines dictionary incidentally. There are more than when I last checked and I haven't updated my own since last summer but it's still usable of course.
EDIT: Oh, and most of these games are on sale during the Steam New Year sale.
I owned the Air Attack 1&2 games, but I never got a chance to play any others in the series. They always looked really fun; I'd definitely check out a reboot if it was ever made."Army Men" was an awesome series. I wish that would get a reboot someday. Also has anyone else ever played "Stunt Racer 64"?
At first I thought this was an Animal Crossing Clone...Then I read the backI absolutely LOVED that game. Here's another one.
I personally don't find this game fun in the slightest and was gifted it as a joke, but hey, to each their ownA severe underrated classic that was released for the PC a few years ago was Bad Rats.
It's a quirky little puzzle game that, if you can look past the text-to-speech dialogue reader and dated graphics is actually a highly enjoyable game at a cheap price.
Yeah, Bad Rats is sort of a meme in it's own right. It's usually about 25 cents on the steam store (I think I bought it for 24...i bought like seven copies at that price) and used to be gifted rampantly as a joke because once it's in your library you're stuck being the person who owns Bad Rats.I personally don't find this game fun in the slightest and was gifted it as a joke, but hey, to each their own