Okay, so what's the most difficult game you've ever played?

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  1. Derrik Draven

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    For me that would have to be Space Hulk: Vengeance of the Blood Angels. A hybrid 1st/3rd person shooter. Very strategic, methodic and somewhat slowpaced shooter, actually.
    Ridiculously difficult; imho. It was a game from EA that they put out on the 3DO.
    For it's time it had great graphics and, the atmosphere was pretty damn good too. VERY lively and realistic radio chatter from your "brothers" in your squadron. They actually had comments that were in line with what was happening in game, at the time. And the gore! Very nice. You'd know when/where there was a nasty fire fight. Lots of slop and...chunks, left behind. [​IMG]
    The enemies would constantly respawn. One single hit from their claws would wipe you out. Melee fighting was next to impossible, due to the strange lag in the controls, when face to face with an enemy.
    The levels got increasingly more complex and you'd literally play them for hours at a time, (no mid level save), just to set up lines of fire, only to have one of your brothers make a single mistake and have hordes of aliens come pouring down the hallway he was once guarding.
    That would amount to them coming up from behind the rest of your guys (the power armor being worn was very bulky and slow to turn) and the whole thing would just become a disaster area.
    There was one particular map that about broke my gaming ability. You had to, more or less, escort 2 of your boys that weren't armed with anything more than some flame throwers, which really weren't great for melee. So, you would take the rest of the team, which was about 10, and make forward lines of fire. Then you'd move out the 2 flamers behind them, then you'd try and make a retreating line of fire with the other five, then move this whole mess across a map with unlimited, respawning enemies, coming down hallways that sometimes had complex junctions where the slightest mistake would allow 1 single enemy to get behind one of your boys, and then you'd get to watch 2 or 3 hours worth of work disappear in a few minutes.
    The only way I beat this level was because the game "glitched out" and all the respawning enemies sort of just stood there. I took advantage of that, big time! Moved the whole team across the map and finally finished the damn thing...only to see that the next map was more complex. [​IMG]
    That's when I quit.
     
  2. Morgan Jolley

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    I would say Shadowgate 64. It's a puzzle game, but an INSANELY DIFFICULT puzzle game (much in the same vein as it's predecessor, Shadowgate for NES).
     
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    I'm sure a couple other people will remember Castlequest here. Basically, the game was one LONG puzzle, and I'm pretty sure there was only one solution to it.
     
  4. Joe D

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    Spy Hunter for NES
     
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    Super Ghouls and Ghosts!
    Nothing compares! Except maybe Ninja Gaiden III
     
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    Battletoads for NES. I played that game for countless hours and couldn't quite make it through. Other games might have been harder, but I didn't try as hard as I did with Battletoads.
     
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    Hehe, I think the problem was that once I discovered a game was insanely difficult, I would play something else [​IMG]
    I had that Space Hulk game, it was a nightmare. I was in college at the time and would play it on the PC while blaring Mr. Bungle on the stereo. If you've ever heard Bungle and played this game, you can imagine what a breakdown both would be together.
    If I remember right, my main strategy was to equip at least 5-6 of the boys with lighting claws and just pack them 3 deep into the advancing corridor. Basically, human quisenarts in all the doorways. You would lose half your men every mission this way but at least you either got through it quickly or died fast.
    The most difficult game I ever loved: probably Military Madness for the TG16, probably the hardest console strategy game ever. There was one level called 'Attayah' that had literally only one solution I could ever figure out (and it was a darn obscure solution.) Imagine a strategy wargame where there is absolutely only one way to get through each level! Uggh, but it was a sweet game. They actually re-released it as Nectarius for the PSX. What madness...
     
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    Ikari Warriors for the NES is the most difficult game that I have ever played. I couldn't get too far without using cheat codes.
     
  12. Jon W H

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    I'm with Graeme, hands down. I do hope Rare brings it back for the XBox, though.
     
  13. Andre F

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    I agree with Battletoads and would also go with Ghouls and Ghosts on the NES...
     
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    Rush'n Attack on the NES. After playing for hours, I could get past the second level, but never made it past the third. I even had one of those console joysticks with the turbo buttons; it didn't help.
     
  15. Oscar_R

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    I present to you Target Earth
    for the Sega Gensis
    I still have nightmares about it.
    IMPOSSIBLE to beat without the cheat code.
    [​IMG]
    anyone remember the name for its sudo-sequel for the SNES?
     
  16. Scott_lb

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    I'll second that vote for Rush n' Attack. I remember that my best friend and I purchased two NES controllers with the Turbo feature and placed heavy books on the turbo buttons all day with one character facing left and the other facing right. That way we earned so many 1-up's that by the end of the day, we had more than enough lives to beat the game.

    Another vote- the original Gauntlet for the NES. I remember that after you got to room 82 (?) you couldn't resume your game past that point. Therefore, you had to not only get through the reminaing 20-odd rooms, but also had to defeat the final boss dragon with one life. We tried and tried over and over, but were finally able to do it.
     
  17. Jean-Michel

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    Robotron on the highest difficulty level.
     
  18. Dome Vongvises

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    Gauntlet has an ending?
     
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    The Prince of Persia for the NES was the most difficult game I have ever played.
     
  20. Kai Zas

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    Super Monkey Ball - Expert mode.
     

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