Friday, July 5, 2013

My Top 10 Video Games of All Time

Only one game per franchise. That's the only rule
10. Super Battletoads: STOMPIN TIME!!!!!!!! Awesome sound, sweet graphics and no other game lets you grab a rat by his giblets and punch away at his no no parts. Everyone loves Battletoads, but only Super Battletoads is a playable game. Violent, crude and over the top manly, Super Battletoads is the best sidescrolling arcade game ever made
9. Onimusha 2: The first game I really got emotionally invested in, was Onimusha, but it wasn't until Onimusha 2 that I had decided that I am invested in the future of this franchise. Essentially, Resident Evil with Samurais, Onimusha took the clunky hack and slash gameplay of Resident Evil and fine tuned it into a game with beautiful set pieces, legendary heroes and Kurosawa-esque story telling of epic proportions. Easily the best single player game of its generation from Capcom, and definitely the (tragically) most overlooked
8. Mortal Kombat (2011): This is roughly my direct link to film because of the gore, and the early entries of this series are some of the most fun I ever had playing a game, but it took almost 20 years, but they finally made a game that put others in the genre to shame. Appropriately violent, fast paced, and with all the fan favorite characters and Sheeva, Mortal Kombat did what Capcom only dreams it could do now.
7. Diablo 2: As much as I love D1, D2 is the better game. The combat is better, the game is longer, and you can fucking RUN! Diablo 1 has a better story and a darker atmosphere, and randomized quests, which make the game feel fresher on replay, but the expanded classes and the improved multiplayer, along with the visuals of hell make D2 a memorable, and still played, game. While the first one has better atmosphere, the cinematics in D2 still haunt me to this day, and has some amazing monologues. If only the would finish the trilogy with Diablo 3...Oh wait...
6. Perfect Dark: The superior Goldeneye. It's just a better game. It's a better cinematic experience, (which it is loosely) the gameplay is tighter, the graphics are better and the multiplayer is far better. The only thing that Goldeneye has that PD doesn't have is overwhelming nostalgia. Besides, I'd much rather fuck Joanna Dark than Pierce Brosnon.
5. Mega Man X3: The pinnacle for the Mega Man franchise. Mega Man X3 makes Mega Man X sleeker, stronger and provides a really steep learning curve which was missing from The Mega Man X series. As a bonus, for the first time, you get to play as Zero. Zero is fucking badass and we all love Zero. The game has a surprising amount of depth for a Mega Man game. There is so much for the player to do. You can pilot mechs, get crazy amounts of upgrades, fight secret bosses, and a Guns and Roses song. But that last one is a con.
4. Super Mario RPG: This took the slot for Final Fantasy. This is one of the most beautiful games I have ever played, with absolutely jaw dropping graphics, not just for the time, but it still looks like a good game. Simple combat, and a great story, equal the most unparalleled Mario game ever created. Too bad Square sucks so much, or else we might get a sequel to this gem.
3. Metal Gear Solid 4: This is the only game that I want to put the whole series on. The greatest thing about Metal Gear Solid is the story, and the most satisfying conclusion to any story I have witnessed is Metal Gear Solid 4. It is a heavily emotional, and sometimes tragic tale of a legendary hero's final fight in a world that has moved past him. Metal Gear Solid 4 is easily the best entry in the series. It has great graphics, amazing sound and some of the best gameplay I have ever had my hands on. Anyone who says MGS3 is the best is lying to you, and to themselves.
Marvel Vs Capcom 2: The devourer of Quarters. No fighter got the competitive, arcade style of Street Fighter tighter, and, quite frankly, more fun than Marvel Vs Capcom 2. 3 on 3 fighting, and an impressive 56 character roster, Marvel Vs Capcom 2 is the perfect sequel. It took a great formula for a game and just made it better in every way. It plays the same as the previous entries in the franchise, but different enough so that it doesn't feel like a rehash. Bigger, faster, and bolder, Marvel Vs Capcom 2 is actually the best fighting game ever made. Hopefully Capcom will pull whatever strings it can and hurry up and release Marvel Vs Capcom 3. Oh...wait...
And my number 1 game of all time....
1. DOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The father of all shooters. The game basically defines horror and FPS. It's challenging, scary and brutally fun. The replay is monstrously high, because the experience is so satisfying. Nothing beats running through walls chainsawing demons. Fuck hell!!! There is a certain sense of satisfaction from kicking Evil's ass. But you don't always kick it's ass. Remember, behind every walls, lies certain...DOOM
There you go. My favorite games. They may not be your favorite, but they are certainly mine. They have stuck with me for years and I still play them and enjoy them thoroughly. If you haven't played any of these, download an emulator and give them a go.

1 comment:

  1. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.