My favorite “diamond in the rough” game is Toki Tori 2+. It’s a Puzzle-Platformer-Metroidvainia with surprisingly simple gameplay, a ton of charm, and an organic learning curve. There’s none of that “you don’t have the upgrade necessary to get through here”. Instead, the only thing holding you back is your own understanding of the game. I had to play it a second time just to revisit all the areas I unknowingly bypassed the first time around.
Mine has got to be the “Super Robot Taisen (Wars)” franchise. Granted 98% of the games in this franchise is in Japanese, but still, nothing gets my high up than a Turn based tactics games starring Giant Robots from all sorts of Anime like Gundam, Macross and the OG 70’'s Supers like Mazinger Z.
My favorite game is a tossup between Donkey Kong Country, Super Mario World, and Rayman 2. Not only are these games fun to play, but they each have a unique atmosphere and amazing soundtracks.
I always find new games and start thinking it’s my all time favorite)) here is happy wheels.
On Playstation: Threads of Fate. First game I ever finished and i love the shape-shifting capabilities of Rue.
On Nintendo 64:: Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - finished it, found all the skulltulas but not all of the secret. SO much fun!
On Playstation 2: Final Fantasy XI - it was beautiful and I think it still is, just hated the grind. Also, having to kill a ton of leeches for one Carbuncle Ruby was grr!
Honorable mentions to Devil May Cry because Dante, duh and oh also, wrecking the environment - almost everything you can see, you can slash. ^_^. Also to Final Fantasy 8 for turning enemy creatures into cards - loved that game mechanic. Never completed either. T_T.
Oddity that I miss: Fairyland MMORPG, first and second. The 2nd was taken down - didn’t gain popularity but the creature designs were wonderful and I miss that world. Would love if they had left it up, just to play for fun. Nostalgic now. Thanks to the OP for the question.
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- Max Payne 3 (3rd person action)- when you love the all time action (completely different experience than shooter games) and kinda like the character, his voice and non superhero abilities, just skills to slow down the time
- The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim (The REALEST RPG)- when you like the limitless exploring and infinite number of quests, building armor, collecting stuff and the most various types of roles - warrior, tank, berserker, archer, stealth, destruction mage (fire, ice, shock), mancer, necromancer and more more roles - INFINITE PLAYTIME
- Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor (RPG) - limiteless action, too many boss fights, stealth, action combat, 1 vs Too many enemies at once (like 1vs50) and various fights, action combat finishers - INFINITE PLAYTIME
For me it has got to be The Witcher 3. I mainly play strategy games and if its any good tower defense games. Played practically everyhting except sport or racing games because I just dont like them and suddenly the witcher 3 came out… my god what a game. Even gwent inside the witcher, I just spend hours playing a minigame inside that game >.< thats how good it is.
Not to mention the sfm animations with the characters…
edit/ honorable mentions, Final Fantasy Tactics on the ps1, I remember specifically using haste on myself over and over till I basically have multiple continuous turns and then stealing everty single piece of every enemy equipment, damn that game was fun, lots of combinations of teams to play it.
Journey. (the game)
Just found this ↓ looking for a good picture. Fangirling super hard right now and I’m a dude.
DID YOU SAY JOURNEY PC RELEASE?
Epic Store, have my body and soul. I, Satan, am selling my soul to you.
Update: my best friend and I are screaming via voice chat.
? i thought everybody knew this -and the reason it wasn’t hyped more was because it gets released first on epic and not steam ?
I THOUGHT YOU ALWAYS DID THIS ? (caps means i’m using loud voices says the interwebs)
I DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT.
I didn’t know Tales of Vesperia was coming out for PC until steam recommended it to me on the front page like two weeks before it released.
So, no, didn’t know about it. Even if it was on steam I may have missed it. I assumed Sony had it locked to Playstation so I didn’t really follow it.
I have always been about the destination so I didn’t know about it either.
Personally my absolute favorite game of all time is Final Fantasy VI. I love how simplistic it comes across at first, but then it quickly reveals a charming cast of characters each with varying degrees of traumatic or sad backgrounds (except Mog, Umaru and Gogo) that really reeled me in as a player when I was a kid, like Terra’s, Edgar/Sabin’s and Cyan’s story.
I also liked that it took a different route than the previous titles, by not focusing on elemental crystals but on war and peace, people and emotion, and mechanically speaking, how you leveled up depending on how you utilized your espers (and, if you knew enough, use it to become OP).
The music and settings were also incredibly beautiful for their time, well, I still consider the OST to be the most wonderful game OST (and the piano and orchestra version to be the most beautiful thing I’ve heard) ever, though many have come close.
I mean, just look at it.
Even now, if you take it without bias from modern era graphics, it looks great and still serves as inspiration among sprite games for aesthetics. It captures such a vivid imagery without losing its classical spark. I adore it so much!
Sure, it isn’t the most complex game in history, but it is still my favorite of all time.
Other favorites (but not #1):
- Horizon: Zero Dawn
- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
- Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles (I’m SUPER stoked it is getting remastered and reworked for PS4! Hope it gets a PC release some time!)
- Final Fantasy VIII
- Final Fantasy XI
- Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions (the new features really matches the game)
- Chrono Trigger
- Secret of Mana
- Fallout: New Vegas
- Alien: Isolation
- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II + The Old Republic Online
- The Last of Us
You’ve got amazing picks there. 10/10 picks!
‘Dr. Langeskov, The Tiger, and The Terribly Cursed Emerald: A Whirlwind Heist’
Yeah…I like em weird.
I’m interested in your taste in games. Have you ever played Verde Station?
Checked it out on Steam. Verde Station does seem interesting and it was received okay by reviewers.
It’s brilliant. I’m not joking when I say it’s one of the best short games I’ve ever played. Sorry for not linking before, here goes for everyone else:
It blew my mind.
No, looks very interesting!