Been gaming since the days of Crystal Caves and Commander Keen.
I'm a great admirer of games that put a good story over random action sequences - I'd rather control an interesting character through a "normal" day than shoot a billion aliens in a game without a plot.
I used to be a Nintendo fanboy from the SNES over the Game Boy to the Nintendo 64 (only buying a PlayStation because all the cool kids had one). I couldn't get into the GameCube, though, so when the PS2 arrived, I switched allegiance, and have been a loyal Sony follower ever since.
Among my favourite games are these:
- Super Mario World (the first Nintendo game I ever owned, and still one of the best experiences I've had)
- Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (as a N64-owner, this one is still mandatory)
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- Duke Nukem 3D (I still fondly recall spending entire days at the local internet cafe playing this game, and "strangely" never getting past the second level. I always seemed to get stuck in the room with all the strippers ;) )
- Fahrenheit (bar the infamous ending)
- Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (the day GTA grew up)
- Second Sight (got it for free as an apology when my local PC repairman accidentally formatted my hard drive - surprisingly good game)
- Sid Meier's Pirates!
- Pink Panther in Passport to Peril (mostly because of nostalgia)