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At 7/14/12 10:46 PM, Trapex wrote: You see, I never really thought it was that popular of a game. In fact, I've heard a lot of people hating on it for some particular reason.
I guess for some people it was that after VII and VIII which were a lot of people's first RPG's or first Final Fantasy games, they thought the change was too great for them in terms of style. However there were also a great handful of people who have played Final Fantasy IV and VI (II and III in US respectively) and then went on to play VII and VIII, then hitting IX - thought it was a very nice throwback to those in terms of it's style.
It is one of the more underrated Final Fantasy games, since it's stuck in-between VIII and X -- which is not a pretty place to be.
10) Just Cause 2 - This was (and still is) pretty much the purest next-gen game I've played. The size of the island is unbelievable and any superlatives I could write on the graphics' account just wouldn't do it justice. You just have to see it with your own eyes. Aside from that, the game is also super fun and I know for a fact I've wasted over 200 hours of my real life time on it since first intalling it.
9) Thief: The Dark Project - Once you play this game, no other stealth game will ever feel truly stealthy again.
8) The Witcher: Enhanced Edition - Easily the best story driven RPG I've ever played. Sure it ain't flawless, but I don't care much for perfection anyway. I mean, look at my tail...
7) System Shock 2 - The best non-story driven RPG I've ever played. And it's one of the scariest games I've ever known, too. Which is always a plus.
6) Outcast - The audiovisuals, the freedom, the perfect length, the ever so great humor, the awesome weapons and equipment, the ending...yeah.
5) Heart of Darkness - Do I even need to explain myself?
4) Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned - I absolutely adore the entire trilogy, but the third game has always been my favourite, if only for the theme being all blood sucking and that. >_>
3) The Operative: No One Lives Forever - The finest single-player fps ever made. And no, that's not an opinion.
2) Tomb Raider III - I'm a huge TR fan and the third one was the first one I've ever played, so quite naturally it oughts to be my favourite. It also just so happens to be the hardest one of them all, which is just a nice bonus. ^.^
1) Mafia: City of the Lost Heaven - I can't even begin to describe what this game means to me, how many times have I played through it and how many more will I play through it again. THIS is what an artistic game should look like - a near flawless blend of eye candy, eargasmic soundtrack and an insanely addictive gameplay. End of.
You can pick your friends, and you can lead a horse to water, but you can't keep your eyes open while you're sneezing.
Guh, I was afraid to contribute to this because even tho I can make a top 10 list easy, Im not so good at explaining why I like these games as much, but i'll give it a go, best I can
In no particular order(except for number 1):
10: Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door
The sequel to the original game, it took all the best elements of that game and added so much more. The ability to now contort your body in different ways to get to different areas was added, new partners with new powers were added, more badges, new star powers, I could go on and on. But what I really liked about this game was the replay value. After you defeated the main villain of the story, there was still so much more you could do afterwards! It was like you had only completed half the game by defeating the final boss! There was still more badges or items to get, heck, there was even still another partner you could obtain! And lets not forget about the Pit of 100 Trials, odds were that you were too busy or werent strong enough to complete it before hand, well now you have all the time in the world to do so! Just one fantastic game.
9: Sonic Adventure 2 Battle
Right off the bat, I have to say my favorite thing about this game is the soundtrack. I still listen to it to this day. You dont notice it as much while playing the game because one: youre obviously focusing on the game, and two: the background music is kinda soft, so its harder to hear unless youre actually focusing on it, but damn is it amazing. Onto the gameplay, Its quite fun. 3 different characters to control, 3 different control schemes, and switching between them is so fluid too! Its not like each time you complete a level, and then switch to a different character, you have to take a few minutes to re-familiarize yourself with the character, no, you just up and go!
The multiplayer for this game is so much fun too, its almost half the reason you would buy the game. Several different levels from the game taken for 3 different types of game modes makes for one hell of a fun time. Speed racing, Treasure finding, Bot battling, whichever one you pick will be sure to be lots of fun.
8: Super Smash Bros series
Im going to do these 3 games as one since I love them all equally.
Boy, what cant be said about these games? Bringing in an all-star Nintendo cast to fight it out was pretty much every Nintendo fanboy's dream when the first one came out, and I was no different. Since then though, the games have only gotten better. Items, game modes, multiplayer, single player, more characters, all of it is just so much fun. Melee improved upon SSB tenfold, and Brawl improved upon Melee 100fold. This makes me excited for the next Smash Bros game, to see how they are going to improve it even more.
7: Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
It was close between this and Mario Kart Wii/64, but this one pulls slightly ahead. This one has something that no other Mario Kart game has. In fact, 2 things: Special Items and co-op. The special items were what really made this game so much fun and erratic: everything from giant bananas, to yoshi eggs, to fireballs, to chain chomps, things were so damn hectic that nobody ever knew who was gonna get first until it was over. Then there was the fact that 2 players could co-op on one kart. If the two players were in sync with each other, it was like the best thing ever, and they became unstoppable. Even if they werent though, it was still lots of fun, just because they were doing so bad. Its that "so bad its good" sort of thing. All in all, one crazy fun multiplayer game.
6. Super Mario World
First game ive ever played, and I still love it to this day. It was the first game to feature Yoshi too, which made it all the better, as well as the infamous koopa kids, and finally Bowser's clown copter. So many things were introduced in this game which are still used to this day, just shows how influential this game was to the Mario franchise. And for good reason too, because this game was and is so much damn fun. Secret switch palaces, a multitude of hidden levels, several different areas, this game had it all. From cape feathers to P-balloons, from fire flowers to invincibility stars, from colored yoshi to colored yoshi, there wasnt anything this game couldnt do. I mean, it even had a secret power up level for god sakes! I mean, my favorite Yoshi is still blue Yoshi from this particular game, because that fucker could fly whenever he grabbed a shell of any color. Who wants to stomp sand or blow fireballs when you can fucking fly? This game even had freaking replay value! Who could forget about the incredibly hard Star Road? I know I havent. Hot damn this game was just so much fun.
5. Donkey Kong 64
This was the first N64 game I played, in fact, I got a N64 box set that came with this game. And boy did it have me playing for hours on end. Collecting bananas, killing kremlins, solving puzzles, shooting bees, taking pictures of fairies, this game kept you busy no matter where you went. 5 different kongs to play as, so many different abilities to use. Everything ranging from special powers, to instruments, to guns, killing kremlins was never as much fun as this. And collecting golden bananas wasnt just fun because of the puzzles you had to complete to get them, it was fun just getting them because whenever you got a golden banana, whichever kong you collected it with would do a little dance afterward. It was always so entertaining. And the thing about this game was that you were never without a new powerup. You literally got at least one new powerup for every new area you went to, whether it was something entirely new, like a new special power, or just an upgrade to a former power, like the butt slam, you always had some new technique to battle the baddies. It was also just funny. I mean, watching Tiny beat the shit out of a kremlin at least twice her size was always hilarious to watch.
4. Super Monkey Ball 2
Another game I really admire for the soundtrack. Man, SEGA really knows music. Anyway, this game was as ridiculous as it was fun. In single player, you were a monkey who was encased in this super ball, rolling around on these different levels getting to the goal area, while also collecting bananas. This game also became challenging fast, but it was that good kind of challenging, the one that made you want to keep trying over and over till you succeeded. To this day, I still havent fully completed story mode, but I keep trying. This game really shines in party mode though. It has 12 different party games to play, and theyre all pretty fun to play. Its really diverse party games too, ranging from sport games like tennis and billiards, to racing, canoeing, brawling, and shootout. If you havent played this game, or any of the games in the series, try one out, you wont regret it.
3. Kirby: Super Star Ultra
Cant believe it took me this long to mention a Kirby game, whats wrong with me? Anyways, the remake of the classic SNES game is every bit as good as the original, and more. It graphically updates everything, adds more game modes, as well as powers(of course), and never takes away anything that the original didnt have. Even gives Meta Knight his own game mode.
2. Gauntlet: Dark Legacy
A fantastic multiplayer game. Play as one of 8 characters, with 8 more just waiting to be unlocked. Tons of items to use, many different areas to explore, lots of baddies to kill. Its a hard game too, but so much fun, especially in multiplayer.
1. Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
The first every Kirby game that I played, and the reason that I am such a hardcore fan of Kirby. It took all the classic Kirby elements, and stacked upon them. You could now combine powers to create much better powers, and you had a plethora of powers to explore and combine to kill baddies with. Several different worlds to explore, each with their own vastly different theme, and a hidden final boss too.
Gah, ran out of space on the last 3, wish I couldve said more on #1 too.
10-Metal Gear Solid 3
This is probably the most cinematic PS2 game ever and I personally thought the camouflage system was a perfect fit into the franchise and the cut scenes were so beautifully shot.
9-Metal Gear Solid 2
Such a huge improvement over the first Metal Gear Solid it's a must play for any true gamer out there with such high graphics and I praise it for having quite the high frame rate for an early PS2 game. The storyline was so highly detailed and rich with exciting cut scenes and I think this is where I really understood the character's true personalities.
8-Super Mario 64
Basically this game just introduced Mario and much of the rest of the world to 3D plat-forming style games and performed it beautifully. Sometimes I just think if Super Mario 64 failed at three dimensional plat-forming then gaming would have not followed it's style and we would not have some of the great games we have today. The ideas included at the time were genius and used until this day, not to mention there's a huge lasting appeal with the increased number of stages to play.
7-The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Due to it's high popularity it (like Call Of Duty) is often now called overrated and bad but I think this is the best RPG on both the 360 and PS3 for me personally. Honestly my favourite thing about the game is strange but it's the water, just how beautiful it is I've never seen it executed so wonderfully before that sometimes I'll just play the game to go cruise around near the water and the game is packed with so much content that it's full of side quests and there's so many ideas to just keep you going at it for quite a long time. The storyline is very well done and makes the game that much more enjoyable.
6-Brothers In Arms: Road To Hill 30
The game's characters and plot fit together perfectly well and it becomes an emotionally attaching game as you play a long. I felt some tears building up near the end of the game as I reflected on my journey throughout Normandy in WWII. The graphics were good for the time and the sound effects still are some of the most authentic noises I've ever heard in a war game that you'd actually believe they knew what they were doing. The difficulties just perfect and the flanking strategy is just whole lots of fun for me to play.
5-Super Mario Bros 3
One of the most historically famous games of all time it's just a well known games most of what I have to say is self explanatory. It's just such a revolutionary platform and it redefined the 8-bit era so gloriously. I still often pick up my NES controller to give it a go and the music, graphics and everything just fits so well together you get an actual feel at what it's like to play as the little red plumber. Unlike the first two games I found this game had the difficulty gradually build up at a nice and easy pace so they didn't rush you into near-impossible scenarios much like most of the games from around that era.
4-Super Mario Sunshine
Probably the Gamecube game I play the most as it's so much fun and the Gamecube controller that fits so perfectly into ones hands gives the game such a nice feeling with practically perfect controls. The elements brought into this game were mostly all brand new at the time and I really enjoyed going around Isle Delfino finding all sorts of things to do and I felt getting a Shine Sprite just felt so satisfying as well as the feeling of washing all the goo off a certain area. The graphics were great and the enemies were enjoyable as were the rest of the high graphical scenarios.
3-Super Mario World
This is actually the first video game I ever played when I was about 3 years old and I don't remember much but I can honestly remember hearing that catchy tune that I know whistle to nearly daily. The graphics were probably one of the biggest steps up in gaming that it said a real good example for what was to come in those glorious 16-bit days. The game has a perfect sense of difficulty and I've practically mastered the controls and can do almost every level near perfectly. This is definitely not only my first Mario game but it's also my all time favourite.
2-Super Smash Bros Brawl
There are many other titles I wish I could put on the list but my favourites are all scrambled together so tightly that my 15th favourite game isn't that much lower than my 6th favourite game. Immediately as soon as I heard of this game I got my Mom to purchase me a Wii and I would end up playing hours on end with friends or online. I also spent quite a fair share of time in the Subspace Emissary mode where I would gaze upon near perfect graphics or laugh at King Dede's troubles. The music, characters, graphics and controls went together perfectly I felt it was like the entire world of Nintendo wrapped up into one amazing game. An for me, it sure was.
1-Metal Gear Solid 4
The perfect game. While any stranger to the Metal Gear series will call this game with overly long cut scenes and confusing plots but for a fan of the series it is completely perfect. First of all with the first cut scene and Solid Snake jumping off the truck with other rebels I was already wowed at the graphics. But then the violinist came in. I now listen to the MGS4 theme everywhere I go and often hum it (along with Tetris) at home. The storyline was so detailed and it was a huge improvement not only from the other Metal Gear games but from every game I'd ever seen before it. GTAIV came out around this time and I wouldn't play that for about half a year because I was to wrapped up in the world of Solid Snake. This game could make you choke up, laugh your ass off and even jump for joy after one of Snake's victories. Probably the best soundtrack ever along with Brothers In Arms: Road To Hill 30 or Medal Of Honor: Frontline.
I've also posted a picture of my Top 5 favourite games for no reason whatsoever.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^Sorry for the double post but 2005/01/06?!? That's what I get for using my brother's camera.....
Hm top 10 of all time... well let me think...
10.Half life 2:
I love the physics, along with the gamplay. I cant wait for number 3 to come out!
9. Sonic the Hedgehog 2:
Who doesont love the classics?
Needed more color. Plus I wasnt a big fan of the realistic stuff. But I still enjoyed the game.
7. Fallout: New Vegas:
Not the best fallout ever, but still enjoyable. (despite all the game freezes)
Colorful, fun, full of adventure and... oh man what is tha- AHHH THE ANNOYING FAN!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!
5. Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door:
A very fun game. I personly like it much better then Super Paper Mario, but hey, thats just my opinion.
Thatssss a very nice house you have there, it would be a shame if something were to happen to it.
3. Super Mario Sunshine:
My favriote game for gamecube. Go classic game system :P.
2. Super Mario 64:
Most epic mario game of all time. Sadly has been forgoton about. Oh and DS version stinks.
1. Fallout 3:
Do I really have to say anything? Evreyone should already know how epic this game is.
my top ten (in any order)
Sly Cooper Collection
Yes, I do mean the remastered addition. Loved the games on the PS2 loved them even more with the enhanced graphics and trophies on the PS3
I actually rented this game 3 times and thought it was complete shit because it wasn't my kind of game then my aunt bought me it for 8 bucks for babysitting her dogs. I told myself this was going to be the last time this game gets to redeem itself to me. Turns out I love it now.
Any one will do but I prefer Brotherhood and Revelations because of the awesome multiplayer
The only puzzle game that I will ever play. It just made me feel smart every time I passed a test. I don't think any other game would do that.
Half Life 2
I love the level designs and the whole atmosphere in the game. It did a masterful way of story telling in a game without using cut scenes.
GTA: San Andreas
San Andreas has to be the best GTA game ever.
Challenging and the replay ability is just magnificent.
Final Fantasy VII
Because best RPG ever
Red Dead Redemption
Before this game I didn't know how important it is to be a cowboy.
GAWD!!! How this game did everything right.
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