The first game that I saw on the Xbox 360, Oblivion will always hold the title of "OMG GRAPHICS" in my heart. These days it looks mediocre but when it came out, holy crap. Also, the fact that it was possible to duplicate ridiculous amounts of items made for good laughs. And, of course, making a spell-nuke that destroyed entire cities.
This is probably my favorite game of all time, not exactly for the game itself, but because of those fond memories of watching my sis beat the tar out of an endless swarm of random encounters. I recently played it myself on my computer, and I now understand the importance of "grinding" in that game. And, no matter how many people say it, Squall's name is Squall - not Leon. His last name is Leonheart. End of story.
This was the first Final Fantasy game I ever beat all by myself. *cue song* While the game itself was a little stretched out and the story didn't hold very tight (didn't really have a sense of urgency as previous Final Fantasy games had with their plot) the humor was pretty well done. Something I appreciated while I was fighting monsters every time I forgot to do something and had to walk across the entire continent.
Final Fantasy VII. Of course it is on here. I don't think that it is so deserving as to be called the best game ever created, but for the Playstation console, I would say it is what made Playstation a serious contender and pushed Sony way ahead of the others. The gameplay was good, as well as the Materia system. Only problem though was how easy it was to manipulate it in order to defeat practically anything. (Alexander Summon loop/inf. health materia combo are good examples).
Final Fantasy X wasn't too bad, lots of cutscenes. However, there was this one guy named Auron who was a complete badass. Honestly the only problem I had with this game was the linear progression of things. There wasn't really a *free-roam* aspect to it, as you traversed the world. Also, Blitzball is retarded.
This game, in my opinion, is probably one of the most underrated games I know of. Sure, it was pretty basic in it's design and the story wasn't extremely amazing, but it was a great shoot-em up type game, and it actually took some strategy at times. I bought it for cheap at a GameCrazy store and tried it out, probably one of the best games I've played for $8.00.
Oh man, I remember looking up the website that was in Japanese which had the countdown for this game to come out. It was AMAZING. The fighting system was much like that of Kingdom Hearts (but with a better control system), and the story really worked nicely. Even though it was already known (Zach's story for the most part) there were still some good plot twists which kept it interesting. Overall, considering the PSP's potential, Crisis Core dominated.
Parasite Eve, oh how you scared the hell out of me in my youth whilst my sister bravely played you. Seriously, even for today's standards, this game is creepy as hell. I've played through it on my own maybe two years ago, and it was still able to scare the bejeebus out of me. The fighting system was ok, but it was a little annoying seeing a big green grid globe floating over you, especially when fighting small things that are hard to see anyway (such as birds).
Oh man, this was a funny game. Funny, not because of the story, but for the endings that could come from it. That was about the only good thing about it, everything else was a little dull (considering the other Silent Hill games) and of course I blame it on the fact that it was developed by Americans instead of by the Japanese who came out with Silent Hill's concept in the beginning (if I remember correctly). Regardless of who made what, it was still entertaining to watch and play.
Creepy as hell. This game really grabbed hold of the horror game market and kicked it in the face in my opinion. A seriously good game which really pulled off the thriller aspect without seeming really corny. Not to mention the game graphics were hilarious.
This one wasn't too bad, really. Wasn't as good as the first one, and wasn't as funny as the third so I set it in last in my Silent Hill list of games. It was hilarious, however, watching my friend run around frantically from Pyramid Head.
This was a fun game, and just like the picture, naturally I always had to duel wield SMGs. I don't care if they were a terrible combo to have for fighting, I just liked being able to duplicate the Matrix. That said, the system of having two guns really worked nicely in this game, and mastering it became second nature almost after the first few rounds. This is a great game to play campaign with a friend, but absolutely terrible to play online (due to 12 year olds who have no life.)
Fun game, interesting concept in the storyline, but I felt it was just a Halo 2 expansion pack than a continuation of the series. Yes there were changes in the story and there was some progression, but the fact that the same enemies were around doing the same things - made it a little boring. Again, Online play not recommended due to 12 year olds who have no life.
This game gets my best rating because of the hilarity that ensued while playing it. Whether it was playing Legendary with my friend and beating the game in one sitting, or racing warthogs at the last level and crashing into each other, it was friggin' fun. Not to mention online play wasn't that bad, due to the lack of 12 year olds who played their big brother's games.
I don't care what anyone says, Wind Waker was an amazing Zelda game. The graphics were extremely cutesy and flowed nicely, and there were little to no errors in them throughout the game. Not to mention the abundance of new items and, of course, the wind waker itself. The story was also great too in my opinion. I've played this game 3 times now, and I probably will continue to play it over and over again. It is the only Zelda game that I have played more than twice.
Again, another game that has to be on the list. This was a breakthrough game, and it gave Nintendo the legitimacy it needed for the N64 in the gaming market. Ocarina of Time consistently gets "Best Game Ever" awards and has been in the top ten every time I've cared to check the list. It won countless awards for it's music, story, and almost everything else. One of the most memorable games I have ever played. I still have the original manual that came with my copy.
Twilight Princess. I seriously doubted this game when it first came out, mainly because I didn't have a wii and I couldn't play it. Regardless, I eventually was able to get on it last year and beat it. And, to my surprise, it was actually very interesting. It managed to balance the cuteness of Wind Waker with the badassery of Ocarina of Time. Because of this, it's definitely worth checking out if you are a Zelda addict.
A Link to the Past. By far my favorite Zelda game of all time. Although I may have played Wind Waker more, I seriously love this version beyond all others. It's impressive how Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past managed to make such a novel idea into a seriously addicting game.
Majora's Mask was a pretty cool game, you collected masks and didn't afraid of anything. Problem is, THERE WERE WAY TOO MANY F'N MASKS. Seriously, I would rather have more items than these masks. The fact that there was absolutely no lead in from one mask to the other also made it difficult to know exactly where each person was.