all fantastic choices.
Man, all these lists do is remind me of games I need to play/beat.
I should play through The Thousand Year Door again. And Wind Waker.
And finish up Resident Evil 4, because for some reason I was unable to finish it. What the hell?
Oh, and ICO's a masterpiece. Yeah.
"I should play through The Thousand Year Door again. And Wind Waker. And finish up Resident Evil 4, because for some reason I was unable to finish it. What the hell?Oh, and ICO's a masterpiece. Yeah."Ah, how could you not beat RE4? I was hooked from beginning to end.
I'll beat it someday. I've been busy lately, so I haven't had a chance to finish it. Hopefully I'll do so soon.
I love Wind Waker and Resident Evil 4!
I think this should have been 1-5 but that make me more exited of whats next
Never played Ico, but great choices. Glad to see Wind Waker got some props.
RE4 is the shit, don't feel the least bit guilty.
I have not played any of these yet. I really need to get on that.
Am I the only one who has Bully on his list? Damn that's like my favorite game.
The Gamecube dominated part 4, man.
Ive got a feeling Shadow of the colusus will be in top ten.
I need to get my hands on a copy of ICO. I loved Shadow of the Colossus and all I've heard about it is great things.
The Thousand Year Door > Paper Mario, in my opinion.
I still have to play ICO...
Not my favorite games but still no choices that are bad.
"The Gamecube dominated part 4, man."Prepare for a lot of that. Last generation was the generation was the first that I was a part of from start to finish, the first that I considered my self a "gamer," and for the most part took place in the prime of my youth. Generations of gamers are related to generations of consoles, and last gen was the big one for me.
"Arkthemaniac said:Agreed. My Top 30 is also plagued with last gen and some current gen games cause I grew up in there. I have yet to find ICO. I REALLY WANT TO PLAY IT! I refuse to use ebay for now because i want to find it cheaper. Also I totally agree with RE4. You'll see it in my top 30, but where*chuckles*? It is my fav RE game and by far the best."The Gamecube dominated part 4, man."Prepare for a lot of that. Last generation was the generation was the first that I was a part of from start to finish, the first that I considered my self a "gamer," and for the most part took place in the prime of my youth. Generations of gamers are related to generations of consoles, and last gen was the big one for me."
Seeing some of these really makes me excited for what will be in your top 10, BoG!
Dude, Wind Waker remains the shit.
You remind me that I don't have Wind Waker any longer. Now I'm sad. :'(
"Am I the only one who has Bully on his list? Damn that's like my favorite game."Did they fix the frame rate problems on the 360? If they did I would try it out.
Wind Waker and Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door definitely takes me back. Can't wait to see your last 5.
Stabbing Ganon through the head with half a heart left is one of my best moments as a gamer.
Very good list, BoG. RE4 is seriously my favorite game ever, so don't feel guilty one bit for putting it there. I actually preferred Super Paper Mario to The Thousand Year Door, but they are all good. Wind Waker was a fantastic game, as was ICO. I never beat MGS2, but I should considering I love the third and fourth games. Good list, I can't wait for the climax!
I highly approve of the presence of both Paper Mario 2 and Windwaker. I can only hope that the original Paper Mario goes in your ton ten.
Your games are getting meaty now. I played and loved all those games except Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door. I never played that one, maybe I can get it cheap now. Great games, makes me want to play them again.
"Your games are getting meaty now. I played and loved all those games except Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door. I never played that one, maybe I can get it cheap now. Great games, makes me want to play them again."Buy it, now. Like right now. GO!
Yeah, The Thousand Year Door is awesome. Unfortunately I'm sure that a lot of people missed out on these games because, you know, it's on the GameCube.
Paper Mario and MGS2 are respectable additions. I loved MGS2.
Thank you kindly for mentioning me!
Alright, sweet. Now you're starting to list more great games I can relate to.
Paper Mario 2: The Thousand Year Door is a wonderful game. I'm not much of a fan of traditional RPGs. I was always annoyed by the random enemy encounters, as well as the uninteractive combat. Paper Mario handles those issues nicely. Adding simple timed motions and button presses to the gameplay for extra damage is certainly enough to keep the combat fresh and engaging enough to keep me entertained. Haha, the Great Gonzales... that was awesome. There were a lot of good levels in that game. The writing was top-notch. I really enjoyed reading about Luigi's adventures. I never was able to beat the game, though. That final boss is hard as freaking heck.
I was among the crowd that was pretty outraged when Wind Waker was first revealed. Really, who wouldn't be? We saw that mind-blowing trailer from Space World and that's what we were all expecting to see. If it wasn't for that trailer, I'm sure people would have been a lot more open to Wind Waker's art style. To this day, I still know a whole lot of people who simply refuse to play it because of it's cel-shaded graphics. I like to refer to those people as "retards", because they're missing out on one of the finest Zelda games to date. I absolutely adore Wind Waker. It is completely amazing, without question. It's wonderful in pretty much every regard. I loved sailing, exploring all the different islands, seeing everything the game had to offer. Such amazing and unforgettable music. Superb boss battles throughout, great combat. The characters never have seemed more alive than they were in Wind Waker. The charm of the art direction works wonders with Zelda. I only have a few tiny gripes about the game. For one, the enemies don't do nearly enough damage. You can get your butt kicked like crazy and you'll still have plenty of health. Dying is pretty much out of the question. I think that's sort of a bummer. I remember in Ocarina of Time, I actually needed all those fairies I had saved up. Another thing is once again, there are just too many rupees in the world and not enough to spend them on. That's been the case with every Zelda game though, at least since Ocarina of Time or maybe even A Link to the Past. Also, it's a little disappointing it only has like 5 or 6 main dungeons, mainly because the ones the game has are so excellent that you wish there could be more. Apparently more were planned but cut due to time constraints. Not a big gripe, though. Quality over quantity, right? Right. This game would rank real high on my all time favorite games list. I imagine it'd be among the top 15 for me as well.
Ah, Resident Evil 4. Honestly, I think it's one of the greatest action games ever made. I can't ever seem to get enough of it. I love every single minute of it. I haven't been too much of a fan of the series prior to this one because I get scared easily and stop playing. With RE4.. you're presented with a different kind of fear. In earlier games of the series, you would be afraid for your life, with limited ink ribbons, health, ammo, fixed camera perspectives that limit your vision, and bad controls. RE4 takes that away. It gives you a great new perspective, plenty of ammo and great weapons, improved movement, and as many saves as you please. What impresses me most about the game is how consistent the quality is throughout. It's a surprisingly long game. It clocks in at over 15 hours or so, and each area is memorable, unique, and as good as the last, if not better. There are some truly great boss fights. Some of which I'd say are are among the greatest ever. Every single one of them is epic in it's own right. Did I mention the game looks spectacular? There's so much to the game. There are still solid puzzles thrown all around, but none of which are likely to really stump you for more than a couple minutes if at all. The new characters are fun, cool, and in some cases horrendously cheesy. Even the parts where you're protecting an AI companion are done extremely well. Perhaps better than I've ever seen in any other game. There is such a great variety in enemies as you progress, the weapons get better and better as well. I love the Tetris-like management the game has, and the Merchant has to be like the coolest dude ever. Really, what's not to love? It's as remarkable as it is ground-breaking. Now I just need my 360 to get back from repairs so I can get started on RE5.
Metal Gear Solid 2 is an incredible game experience. It took a little getting used to the controls and all, which sadly don't hold up too well already, but the game is pretty unforgettable. So many great moments and boss fights. My personal favorite may have been Fatman. Haha, I loved that guy, and the whole bomb defusing part. The whole big plot twist after the tanker scene was a bold move. Some people don't like it, but I think game creator Hideo Kojima makes up for it by letting you fight alongside Snake at a couple points. That's pretty darn cool. It's hard to follow, incredibly heavy on the text and cutscenes, but still excellent. I think it has some of the greatest cutscenes I've ever seen. The one at the end of the Tanker is arguably my all-time favorite. Lots of interesting characters, great humor, solid gameplay, and just so many classic moments. The harrier battle, the cockroach infestation, the C4, the sniping part, and so many more. One of the best games to ever be released on PS2, without a doubt.
Ico is a game I never got to play, beyond the demo anyway. I tried buying it years down the road online, but never had any luck. I probably would have loved it. I did enjoy Shadow of the Colossus quite a bit, so Ico might have been right up my alley. Good God I just posted a long response. Wow, haha, my reply looks as though it's pretty much the same length at the original blog. A bit much, eh? Yeah, I think so...
Your dad is awesome, you owe everything to him. Seriously, he took a whiny kid that wanted to play with some dude on a wooden board with wheels attached and made him appreciate art. What a dad.
ooh, just like that other guy that did a top 30, you hit one game that i completely disagree with, though i'm more than aware that this is more my personal opinion (see vendeta) than anything else. I cringe whenever i see or play a Paper Mario game, so I'm sorry but i'm obliged to hate that selection on your list. Otherwise, fantastic job.