My favorite games of all time, in no particular order.
My favorite games of all time, in no particular order.
My favorite RPG of all time, and one of the best games of all time. It still holds up to this day. Time travel and anime frog knights. 'Nuff said.
My favorite Final Fantasy game (although 4, 7 and 9 are very good as well). In my opinion, its one of the best FF stories ever told.
My favorite Metroid game (Metroid Prime was fantastic as well).
My favorite of the Zelda series, although I love all of the 3D Zelda games (Wind Waker. . .was good, but padding the game out by making you sail everywhere? C'mon...)
Great music, some cool side scrolling action and town building all mixed into one game. One of my favorites on the SNES (and it is a big list).
Continuing on the tradition of Actraiser, but this time with an isometric perspective. This game had you traveling into dungeons and releasing kidnapped souls to rebuild a town - each town was a level (I loved the forest town with the animal village). Very satisfying gameplay, taking you back and forth from the dungeon to town to solve puzzles in both areas. Another great game on the SNES.
The second in an old school Genesis series of games (starting with Shining in the Darkness) that laid the groundwork for series like FF Tactics and Etrian Odyssey. This game was extremely addictive, with turn based battles, fun characters and an interesting promotion mechanic. Later games in the series added new character classes and improved UI and mechanics, but the first Shining Force was still the most fun.
One of many first person RPGs I played on my old PC, and one of the best. I loved the setting, the character creation and the old school difficulty.
I played a lot of adventure games back in the 90's, and this (with various Monkey Island games) was one of my favorites. Great story. Love the references to Casablanca.
One of the best D%26D games ever made (although the formula has greatly improved with the sequels), and the precursor to some of the best RPGs around (Mass Effect, Dragon Age, etc).
Great atmosphere, interesting setting / story, sapping guards with a blackjack and dousing torches with water arrows. Can't get much better than that.
My favorite Castlevania game in the series. I started with the original, and SotN brought the same brutal platforming gameplay, while adding in RPG elements that I loved. Unlocking 200.9% became an addiction, and was a lot of fun to achieve. This game is the pinnacle of the series, and every game since has striven to achieve its heights. One of the best games on the PSX, and one of my favorite games of all time.
The section in the apartment building scared the crap out of me. I loved the original and 3, but the story here was by far the best of the series. Hopefully the new one will invoke that same sense of dread.
A real turning point for the series, and a step into more action-oriented survival horror. Although I love the series in general (the RE1 remake was the reason I bought a Gamecube), this game is by far the best installment.
Cool Lovecraft-esque story, dark and moody atmosphere, set in a creepy old mansion and it's a game that intentionally fucks with your head. What more do you need?
The first great sandbox crime game, and the predecessor to many fine games in the series (Vice City, San Andreas, GTAIV). My friends and I used to pass the controller and see how long we could last with six stars. I had a lot of fun playing through the storyline multiple times. Not the best installment of the series, but the one that really changed how video games were made from then on.
The best Metal Gear (that I've played). This game brought some new innovations for the series, such as a camo system, scavenging / hunting to regain health, and first aid for broken bones / gunshot wounds. Also includes the best sniper duel I've ever seen (better than Sniper Wolf by far). Long cutscenes were more bearable by a story that I could actually follow, and one of the best endings for this series. I have yet to play MGS4 =(
My favorite fighting game. I spent many nights with my friends passing the controller back and forth and talking shit. Just an overall fantastic fighting game with weapons, 8-way run, great stages and crazy guest characters (Spawn for the Xbox = WTF). Most played characters = Siegfried, Taki.
The original game is still my favorite. It featured the best villain of the series, Jack of Blades, and a story that started out somewhat generically but turned into a truly epic fantasy tale. I loved how the good/evil choices you made affected your character's appearance, along with your decision on how to specialize your character. Lionhead created a wonderful world to explore in Albion, and I continue to enjoy it with the sequels.
I didn't get to play this game until recently, but it quickly became one of my favorites. The storytelling and humor are definitely in the forefront here, and while the collecting and platforming can get a tad wonky, the overall idea is original and quite charming. The adventure takes place at a psychic summer camp, where the main character eventually travels into different people's minds. From a level inspired by Black Velvet paintings to a Godzilla inspired miniature city, the level design is constantly fresh and enjoyable. My only complaint would be the final level - The Meat Circus - in which the platforming can get aggravatingly cheap. All things considered, Double Fine and Tim Schafer created a classic.
This was my first foray into this series, and while I love Persona 4 for all of it's improvements, I'll never forget my time attending Japanese high school and fighting shadows in Tartarus. Combat is fun, albeit a bit dungeon grindy, but the story really makes up for it. I love all of the social link interactions, characters, and even the exams. It's a video game where you go to high school and take tests! That is so weird. That being said, I can't wait for Persona 5. Get to work Atlas! <3 Mitsuru.
I shudder at how addicted I was to this game.
Back in vanilla, this was one of the coolest gaming experiences I had ever had. The immense scope of the world, questing with my friends, PVP, the eventual raid grind at 60 (which was great back then - BWL is still my favorite raid), learning the fights and conquering raid bosses was a lot of fun. Nowadays though, its become more of a chore to play. The new content has been cool for the first 6-8 months after its release, but it quickly returns to the same old boring raid grind. However, since this was such an incredible gaming experience for me early on, it remains one of my favorites.
The steampunk setting is what really drew me in. From the first scene of Rapture underwater to the final boss, I was completely enthralled with this game. One of my favorite games of 2007.
One of my favorite games of 2007. Despite all of the issues with repetitive mission structure (which I didn't mind at all) and bullshit collectibles (yeah, those were annoying), the core free-running gameplay is one of the most fun game experiences I've had in a while. The ending left me intrigued at how many ways they could take the next game. Peru during the Spanish conquest of the Incan Empire is one of the possible settings that I really want to see. Make it happen Ubisoft! ^_^
A relatively short game, but a brilliant mechanic and great writing make this a game to remember. Also, GLaDOS is a great villain, and the ending song rocks. More Portal please!
My favorite MP game, but I've grown tired of playing Dustbowl CP over and over. So far TF2 has been painfully unsupported on the 360. I might just have to build a new rig to play the PC version (along with other PC only games).
I really love the fallout world. Its a mix of bleak, apocalyptic wasteland and retro 50's era sci/fi technology. Think Lost in Space robots vs alien death rays vs mutated giant scorpions. All in all, this game really drew me in, and I sunk more time into it than any other console RPG I've ever played. Its a fantastic game.
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