Better Late Than Never

So Friday I promised #10 of my top ten favorite games of all time list. Then Memorial day happened, and I decided to be a lazy bum. Deepest apologies! I'm applying the following rules to the list:

1. Only games released pre-2011 will be considered for the list. A game needs to have time to sink in before I consider it one of my all time favorites. If I were to do this again next year, I'm pretty sure Skyrim will be on it, if I do it in 2013 odds are Diablo 3 will be on it.

2. Only 1 game per franchise will be considered for the list. If I didn't have this rule then there would probably only be three franchises represented. That's no fun.

3. This is a list of MY favorite games. This list is biased, opinionated, and to my tastes. Don't get mad at me because X respected game isn't on the list, chances are, I'd agree that it should be on an unbiased list of greatest games, but I'm only listing my personal favorites.

4. I grew up a PC gamer, this is why most of the 90s games are PC games. Most of the console games on the list are from this generation, as I didn't really embrace consoles in the 90s and early 2000s.

So without further adeu:

#10: Assassin's Creed II

Why I love it:

Maybe it's because I played it during a rough time in my life, or maybe it's because I love the time period, but I got completely sucked in by this game. We're talking wake-up, eat some fruity pebbles, then play kind of sucked in. I was in between jobs and just had a tough break up, so I needed an escape, AC II provided that. However, all that said, I do think this game is great beyond the emotional duress that caused me to play it. The controls and traversal mechanics were so much smoother than Assassin's Creed I, a game that I felt was painfully average. The combat and gadgetry were also vast improvements, and the story actually had me paying attention. Finally, the hidden glyph puzzles were genius, and gave me a reason to keep playing even when I was starting to feel a bit of a drag on the story. I could also go on about the art direction, the dialogue, and the set pieces, but I'm sure you understand by now why I adore this game.

My plan is to be back Friday with #9! When the reveals are done I'll add a list my profile.

Stay Frosty!

Jester

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Posted by JesterPC238

So Friday I promised #10 of my top ten favorite games of all time list. Then Memorial day happened, and I decided to be a lazy bum. Deepest apologies! I'm applying the following rules to the list:

1. Only games released pre-2011 will be considered for the list. A game needs to have time to sink in before I consider it one of my all time favorites. If I were to do this again next year, I'm pretty sure Skyrim will be on it, if I do it in 2013 odds are Diablo 3 will be on it.

2. Only 1 game per franchise will be considered for the list. If I didn't have this rule then there would probably only be three franchises represented. That's no fun.

3. This is a list of MY favorite games. This list is biased, opinionated, and to my tastes. Don't get mad at me because X respected game isn't on the list, chances are, I'd agree that it should be on an unbiased list of greatest games, but I'm only listing my personal favorites.

4. I grew up a PC gamer, this is why most of the 90s games are PC games. Most of the console games on the list are from this generation, as I didn't really embrace consoles in the 90s and early 2000s.

So without further adeu:

#10: Assassin's Creed II

Why I love it:

Maybe it's because I played it during a rough time in my life, or maybe it's because I love the time period, but I got completely sucked in by this game. We're talking wake-up, eat some fruity pebbles, then play kind of sucked in. I was in between jobs and just had a tough break up, so I needed an escape, AC II provided that. However, all that said, I do think this game is great beyond the emotional duress that caused me to play it. The controls and traversal mechanics were so much smoother than Assassin's Creed I, a game that I felt was painfully average. The combat and gadgetry were also vast improvements, and the story actually had me paying attention. Finally, the hidden glyph puzzles were genius, and gave me a reason to keep playing even when I was starting to feel a bit of a drag on the story. I could also go on about the art direction, the dialogue, and the set pieces, but I'm sure you understand by now why I adore this game.

My plan is to be back Friday with #9! When the reveals are done I'll add a list my profile.

Stay Frosty!

Jester

Posted by Little_Socrates

Just so you know, Assassin's Creed II is still an awesome game even if it comes at the BEST time of your life.

Posted by project343

@JesterPC238: I just finished Brotherhood like an hour ago for the first time since it's release (and played AC2 to completion just beforehand). I, personally, think Brotherhood is easily the best-in-franchise thus far. The wealth of captivating open world content, the actual 'brotherhood,' the multiplayer, the refined combat... it's all just top-notch and feels like a significant step forward from AC2.