Wow, Paper Mario definitely seems to be a popular choice around here.
Originally posted by S.N.N.
Oh heck yeah! That game has always been one of my favourites too, it's good to see ActRaiser getting some love. Taking two alien genres of gaming and merging them together is no easy task, but it does it wonderfully.
Before I say my favourite games, I'd like to first clarify that these are not what I regard as the "best games ever made" so to speak. The judgement of these games may be based on things less concrete than design or graphical quality, but rather nostalgia and the fun factor. Righto, guess I should say the games then.
Whenever asked this question, my mind always defaults to Resident Evil 3, Nemesis
. Out of all the classic style Resi games, this is my favourite; I still fondly remember how I shat my little eight year old pants when I saw Nemesis for the first time. The pacing is wonderful, and the random nature of Nemesis appearing when you least want him to makes every door opening sequence tense and frightening. I know I keep mentioning the guy, but Nemesis is what truly makes the game great for me. He is my favourite video game villain and I love him to bits. I recently watched "Resident Evil, Apocalypse", and I just want to add that I have never been so angry whilst watching a film; they screwed up Nemesis big time. He gave up after one helicopter crashed into him, in the game Nemesis got caught in massive explosions about 3 times, thrown off towers and bridges, shot to pieces, dropped in acid, and yet he still came after you. Finally, the Nemesis in the film never said "STAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRSS!"
That's his catchphrase, how can they take that away from him?
..Anyways, another one of my favourite games is definitely "The Elder Scrolls IV, Oblivion."
I've never played a game where the glitches have actually made the game more fun than taken away from it. I still find it amusing how the whole population of Cyrodil shares about 8 voices between them. The universe, the guilds, the customisation, it all adds up to make this my favourite RPG of all time. Maybe not the most pretty to look at or the best from a design perspective, but the most fun. Why won't the adoring fan stay dead? This song that I have posted many times before (once) sums up my love for the game.
Okay, and my third favourite game would have to be "Rayman"
for the Playstation uno (the first one). The music, the presentation, and the hardcore difficulty all morph into one mighty impressive 2D platforming experience. It's so off the wall yet I wouldn't have it any other way.
There's more games that don't quite make the cut. "Abe's Odyssey"
is one I have many fond memories with and is a cracking puzzle platformer, though an absolute nightmare to 100%. Apart from that... "Dead Rising", "Sonic 2", "Persona 3 FES", "Mega Man 2" and "Mega Man 3", "The Legend Of Zelda" (first one on the NES), and probably a lot more I'm forgetting.
Just to close this off, I'm impressed how many people haven't mentioned an "artsy game" such as "Shadow Of The Colossus". Not saying it's a bad game, but I think it's one of the most overrated ones in existence with the reputation it has built up.