Favorite Action/Adventure games.
(List is still under construction).
Rather than making some large, arbitrary list for all my favorite games in a particular order, I decided to instead make a small list for each genre. The first item on each list is my favorite, with a couple of runner-ups in no particular order. There's also a rule that I will only allow one game per franchise on a list, aside from rare occasions where it's incredibly hard to decide between two games.
Action/Adventure has often been a clusterfuck of a genre, a dumping ground for several 3D titles with no real substance or identity. According to me, however, the majority of these titles are wrongly labeled. In my eyes, an Action/adventure game balances combat, exploration, and item collection, attempting to give equal footing to them all.