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My Favorite Video Games of All time! (as of 8-2014) (And Now For Something Completely Different)

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Fan art doodle  of Shadow of the Colossus #4 by Me

These are the games that I love and had a great impact on me. These are games that I have played many times (It is extremely rare I will play a game more then once). Feel free to recommend to me any awesome games in the comments section. Please don’t ask me why I didn’t put ‘your favorite game’ on this list but feel free to recommend the game to check out.

Also forgive my crazy grammar and lousy journalism. I’m an artist, not a novelist. I am also tired. I will learn English one day. This list will be updated when I learn to read.

So let’s start the countdown:

11- The Elder Scrolls: Morrowind

Fantastic world design, and a deep leveling system made this game a addiction! I got to play as a scaly lizard, few RPGs give you that option.

10- The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.

Long before Elders Scrolls, this was the first action RPGs that made me feel like I was exploring a world. The ‘Dark World” was a pleasant surprise. I’m certain there is a dragon in there somewhere..

9- Super Metroid

I love open games that let me explore, Metroid was one of the first to get me addicted to ‘metroidvania’ genre. It also has Ripley in it, a space dragon.. don’t say anything..

8-Final Fantasy X

I was torn between which FF game to add to this list but Final Fantasy X won out with it’s fantastic story and ‘sphere’ like leveling system. The soundtrack still haunts my soul. It also has dragons in it (I am sensing a pattern)

7-Deus Ex

Deus Ex was the first shooter that made me realize a shooter can be deep and more the just putting bullets into everything. (I want dragons!)

6-Bio Shock

Has one of the greatest plot twists in any video game. My mouth dropped to the floor. (Wheres the dragons?!)

5-Amnesia: The Dark Decent

One the few games that truly terrorized me. The face of the monster is so horrifying I will never get it out of my cranium. (There is no dragons in it, disappointing… This joke is starting to dragon..)

4- Super Mario Kart

Mode 7 never looked so good. I can still eat ‘Rainbow Road’ for breakfast. (Bowser is kinda a dragon turtle thing..)

3- Dark Souls

Brutal but fair, a fantastic game that acutely improves your gaming skills You will die a lot but it is far from impossible. I’ve Beat it twice so far.  I still use Mega Ornstine’s name as a swear word. (ps: it has a dragon it. Note to self: seek medical help)

2- Chrono Trigger

A great story with fantastic music, and a cast of characters you actually gave a damn about. To bad they botched the series with the sequel. (Here be dragons!)

1- Shadow of the Colossus

A deep emotional game with fantastic atmosphere. The more colossi you kill, the more you question if you are doing the right thing. The game fills you with guilt from slaying these majestic beasts. If you don’t feel guilty  killing the 13th colossus, you have no soul. The music is truly haunting. I’ve played this game at least 10 times, I still feel guilty killing the Colossi to this day. I still hate the @#$# horse. (If there was a dragon in it, I would pay it to eat the horse) AGRO!!!!!!!

Honorable Mentions of commercial games that I think are fantastic:

Dark Souls II – If Demon Souls and Darks Souls had a baby – This would be it’s offspring.

Metal Gear Solid – A ‘solid’ entry in the series. derp derp.

Kings Field VI (A 3d Dark Souls no one has ever played)

Silent Hill 2 – Men with Pyramid heads scare me

ICO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! – It’s like shadow of the Colossus.. minus the colossus…

Half Life – The Freeman will save us all!

Devil May Cry – Dante might not cry but you will.

Final Fantasy 6 – Still better then FF7

Final Fantasy 9 – Its like six but it’s nine!

Final Fantasy 7 (PS1 version) – I love it but it’s still insanely overrated.

Dragon Quest (It has dragons in it YAY!)

Portal – The cake is truth.

Castlevania : Symphony of the Night -One castlevainia to rule them all!!

The Dark Spire – A love letter to Wizardy

Chrono Cross (A love-hate relationship)

Braid – Your a monster!

Limbo – Doing silhouettes before silhouettes where cool

Resident Evil 4 – Fantastic game, made the GameCube worth buying… what!? they have a PS2 version as well?! GRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!

Halo 3 – Only because JD will kill me if I do not list it here.

Halo 3 ODST – A Hub based Halo!? Someone pinch me! I must be dreaming!

Metroid Prime Trilogy – Metroidvaina in 3d

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon – A rouge-like Pokemon. Sign me up!

Wizardry 5 (SNES) – This game still drives me crazy

Mega Man Legends 2 – Hey! There is Metroidvaina in my Mega Man!

Skyrim – I only like it because it has dragons in it… Seriously.

Omimusha: Warlords – the ending was ‘eye popping!’  lol!

Super Hexagon – Dark Souls: Arcade edition

Kings Quest 4 – when point and click adventures where for manly men (and women)

Wolfenstine  3D – Basically Doom.

The Secret of Monkey Island – I miss Lucasarts 😦 Curse you Disney!

Commercial Games I do not like:

The Call of Duty games – Gives ‘repetition’ and ‘hand holding’ a new meaning. Multiplayer is fun though.

Any mobile game made by EA – Lets just hope your not a whale.

Halo 1,2, and 4 -So sue me fan boys.

GTA 3 and GTA 4 – How can ‘perfection’ be so boring?

Final Fantasy 7 (PC)- I was unfortunate enough to buy the PC version, it is a buggy mess. It’s nice to see Square Enix care about it’s PC fans (Sarcasm). Still leaves a sour taste in my mouth

Every Angry Birds sequel – The casual Call of Duty. It’s a shame Angry Birds is a one trick pony.

Candy Crush Saga – Whale manipulation simulator. (MMM TASTY!)

Any Sonic the Hedgehog game after 3 – I gave up on the blue bomber years ago.

And that’s it. You might not agree with my selection of games that I love and hate..and I respect that. Let me know what your favorite game is and why.

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2 thoughts on “My Favorite Video Games of All time! (as of 8-2014) (And Now For Something Completely Different)”

  1. My fave is Oblivion, the “Elder Scrolls” game before Skyrim. In addition to a more sensible skill system, Oblivion has outstanding actors doing the voices. Patrick Stewart is the Emperor and Sean Bean is Martin, his hidden heir. The plot is lengthy, but gripping. Endless replay.

    I enjoyed Skyrim, though the dragonborn mythology was a little odd. Also, there’s no central character you can follow to the death. Ulfric used his amazing abilities to murder people for his own ambition. I didn’t like him at all compared to Martin.

    I’m disappointed the next Elder Scrolls will be a MMORP, as I don’t like that format.

    Another fave is Portal, with the quirky, sarcastic characters and very interesting method of puzzle solving. And, dare I say it, the first Plants Vs. Zombies is always loaded on my Nook.

    1. I am fond of oblivion. However on my first time I made a mistake by grinding and leveling up too fast, a big no no in oblivion because the enemies level up with you. I picked my stats poorly. I think Morrorwind is my favorite Elder scrolls game, despite the game being very difficult. I just realized its not on my list. I will need to fix that.

      I enjoyed Skyrim. It reminded me of morrowind in terms of atmosphere. The dragon battles where amazing… until you realize that the dragons have the intelligence of a pea. Something that irritated me was no matter what race you pick in Skyrim, everyone sees you as a Nord. My first play though I chose a Argonian to see how the npcs would treat me because nords apparently hate beast races. They treated me like a ‘nord’.Even the argonians in the game treated me like a nord! no smack talk or racial slurs. I had ONE guard call me a Lizard. Big whoop.

      I heard that the MMORPG is terrible, so I don’t think we are missing anything.

      I loved portal, it was funny although the game is quite short, the sequel made up for that but it didn’t have the original Portal’s magic.

      I bought Plants Vs Zombies on steam and then never played it 🙂

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