I'll admit, I haven't played this game that much. In fact, I barely played it at all, maybe an hour total. That said, what little I played, I absolutely fell in love with. The damnedest thing is trying to get this thing to run on a modern PC without crashing. If there is a game that deserves to get an HD Remake, THIS is THAT game. It borders on criminal that it hasn't happened so far. It might not have been the most popular game, but you will be sorely pressed to find anyone who will speak ill of it.
This game has absolutely superb gameplay. It has, without a doubt, some of the most fun weapons I've ever seen in a first-person shooter. One of the staples of the series, the Bullseye is still fun and effective, with it's homing bullets, and a new weapon called the Mutator is an absolute riot to use.
In a gaming market already saturated with post-apocalyptic American settings, this game initially didn't seem to offer much in the way of innovation. Especially once it was brought to my attention that this game seems to borrow a bit from Half-Life 2. But I suppose if you're going to borrow from a game, it might as well be an awesome one. I did find it odd how the game characterizes the hell out of your character, Joseph Capelli in cutscenes, but he is all but a silent protagonist when you're playing him.
Indulge in your violent side. Beat the everliving snot out of gang members with: your fists, your feet, rocks, lead pipes, brass knuckles, bike chains, trash cans, old tires and even the bodies of fallen enemies, even curb stomp enemies when they get knocked down. Don't worry, they've got it coming, they kidnapped your girlfriend, and those bastards are going to pay...
I'll admit, this is an incredibly simple turn-based strategy game. It would make for a suitable Baby's First Turn Based Strategy. Not very challenging (well, it WAS challenging, when I was 12), but the music and (for the time) beautiful SNES graphics, were gorgeous. It still has a simple kind of charm to it.
This is one of the VERY few games that have an absolutely CRUSHING level of difficulty that I still manage to enjoy. The sheer joy felt at successfully completing a mission is unlike anything I've ever felt in a game. The sense of accomplishment is supreme. You feel like you are making a difference in the outcome of WWII.
Interesting in the fact that originally this game wasn't intended to be a Mario game at all. It shows because this game has almost nothing in common with the first Super Mario Bros game. Still, I thoroughly enjoyed the bizarro journey through the Subcon world. Princess Toadstool is easily the best character, btw.
Good, clean, pugilistic fun. Whether your knocking out poor old Gabby Jay or the intimidating Rick and Nick Bruiser, it's always fun. Old favorites make return appearances: Mr. Sandman, Super Macho Man, and of course, Bald Bull. "My barber didn't know when to quit, do you?"
It might be a bit unfair to describe this game as mindless zombie killing fun, but that's exactly what makes it so great. Again, this is a game that boards the first train to absurd bizarro land. When Capcom crafts a games story, it seems like they only have the most tenuous grasp of reality-land. The story isn't what compels me to play this game, it's just the absurd level of fun that is had in finding new and more inventive ways to mow down (sometimes literally) hordes of zombies.
A fighting game that makes use of 1 hit kills. The tension created by the fact that a match can end with a single blow leads to some incredibly tense moments. Your death or your enemies is only a breath away... looking for the exact moment to strike... you and your opponent with weapons drawn and ready, circling each other amidst the cherry blossom trees...
The Battle of the Bulge is one of the most fascinating battles in all of WWII. The desperate attempt to hold the line in the Ardennes Forest is appropriately captured in this real-time strategy. There aren't going to be any reinforcements for quite some time, and all you've got are a mix of green recruits and war-weary veterans and those German Panther Panzers backed up by hard-assed SS Vets from the Eastern Front are bearing down on you...
This is a game that obviously draws many comparisons to the SimCity franchise. I would argue that Tropico is just more fun. I thoroughly enjoy setting up my socialist paradise. Free healthcare, free housing, free food. I keep my Tropicans happy. So I'm sure that they don't mind the "special taxes" I levy on building permits that gets deposited directly into my Swiss bank account slush fund...
Fun, old-school WWF Wrestling. Played as though it were "real." Wear down your opponents health until you can pin them. Or toss their ass over the top rope if you're in the titular Royal Rumble. Lotsa classic wrestling icons in this title. Undertaker, Bret "The Hitman Hart", Razor Ramon, Mr. Perfect, Ric Flair and Shawn Michaels, just to name a few.
This is how you do a Kinect game right. It might be one of the most unique game ideas ever hatched. A humorous wild-west themed marionette out-for-revenge against his old posse who murdered him all set up as a puppet show. The game moves along at a brisk pace without feeling rushed. It is a wonderfully funny game. In particular, I like the narrator who tells the story as you go, it makes it all the more amusing hearing a gruff voice describe how the lord of the underworld, El Taco Diablo approves of your quest for vengeance, and shows his approval by offering up healing tacos for you. The controls for Kinect are beautifully simple, you control the Gunstringer's movement with your left hand, and you paint targets by moving your right hand over them. Once you have your targets painted, you bring your hand up to your shoulder, kind of miming a "bang" move with your hand. You don't HAVE to hold your hand like an imaginary gun, but... why WOULDN'T you? Making accompanying "bang" noises is optional, however. There is a whole slew of unlockables to earn. Not many of them are terribly useful, but they are usually at least amusing. I was particularly fond of the commentary by the people at RoosterTeeth.
A game that I haven't ever beaten, and may very well not ever beat. The enemy numbers grow at an exponential rate. Still, it's a unique game that takes place 50% of the time underwater. Gotta stop those aliens from taking over the earth, by any means necessary.
I hate to say it, but if you've played one Elder Scrolls game, you've played them all. This is a solid entry for the series though. Remarkable for having both the best and worst DLC's ever made. The Shivering Isles and Horse Armor. I'll let you guess which one is best.
"Lord British knows how to make a good game, that's for sure. Even though he's been essentially remaking the same game for decades, I feel this is the best iteration thus far. This game if pretty heavy on the RPG side of adventure."
“This is more DOOM. Not much has changed from the first game. New Super Shotgun, larger levels, and twice the number of Boss demons, with some Bosses from the game appearing as common enemies in later levels. Also, I love the box art for both games. And their soundtracks.”
All of the games made by the Oddworld Inhabitants have a bizarre charm to them, and this one is no different. Functionally, this game is a first-person shooter. And while that is a genre that is absolutely overloaded with a glut of games, I don't think there's any game on the market quite like this one.
A shameingly fun first person shooter. The story is one of revenge. Pretty simple, you want to get back at the people who beat the fuck out of you and left you for dead. The soundtrack by Cypress Hill, helps get you into a "gangsta" state of mind.
“A beautiful and ambitious game for the SNES. Kind of a standard saving-the-world affair, but with a fairly unique twist. Basically, evil powers have kidnapped just about everyone and everything, and you have to set things right. It was fascinating and rewarding to see that your actions in the combat areas could have a profound effect upon the non-combat Hub areas, as you set the world aright.”