To celebrate our 10 year anniversary I think it's only fair that we do the exact same thing every video game magazine did whenever they reached a milestone... create a top 100 list. So that's what I'm going to do. I've spent the last couple weeks thinking this over and I have a list in front of me that I'm pretty happy with. No one else on earth will be happy with it, but as I always say, "fuck off it's my list and I don't give two shits what you think you little pissant." At least I think I say that.

Also, if you recall I did do a top 28 list a while back. However, that was 5 years ago and many great games have come out since, so even that top 28 has some changes in it. There's a few new games, a few games my opinions have changed on, and there was one really great one that I completely overlooked somehow when I made the list the first time. So rest assured there will be some very noticeable changes.

And it's going to go by fast. Since I've got that new job starting in just over a week, my free time may be reduced, so I'm going to try to get all 100 games posted within the next two weeks. I need to sharpen up my writing since this is a PR job so it's good practice. Writing about insurance benefits and filing medical claims is just like video games right?

100. Sonic Adventure
99. Kaboom!
98. Conquests of the Longbow: The Legend of Robin Hood
97. Streets of Rage II
96. Lollipop Chainsaw
95. Bloodborne

Posted by robio Sat, 04 Aug 2018 16:00:08 (comments: 58)
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Sat, 04 Aug 2018 17:53:40

I already don’t like it. Nyaa

 
Sat, 04 Aug 2018 18:05:17
Archangel3371 said:

I already don’t like it. Nyaa

 
Sat, 04 Aug 2018 18:16:05

#100. Sonic Adventure

Here we go, with Sonic's first real 3-D adventure. While the game has aged like an open jug of milk, at the time it was one of those games that got an audible gasp out of me when I first saw it. Nothing looked this good. Just look at that water!!! I would make up excuses for myself just to go to Best Buy and mess around with the demo. When I finally purchased my Dreamcast this was the first game I got, and it did not let me down. The camera was kind of a mess, but the gameplay was pretty strong. The South American themed setting were unlike anything I'd seen in a video game before. And having five characters (we will not acknowledge Big the Cat) with completely different playstyles was icing on the cake. It was a rare combination of a game that was equally wow'ing me on a technical level as much as a fun level. It's not quite a game I'd want to revisit much these days, though the DX version on the Gamecube was a bit better, but it was a ton of fun at the time and always holds a special place for me.

 
Sat, 04 Aug 2018 18:23:14

#99. Kaboom!

Kaboom! was simple masochistic fun. You caught bombs that the prisoner was tossing over the walls and prayed to the diety of your choice that you'd catch them all. Kaboom! didn't ramp it's difficulty level up slowly. You'd start at what would be considered the "hard" level and within minutes you'd reach the "fuck you and your entire family" level of difficulty. But like guys who pay to have their testicles stomped on by a dominatrix, we'd enjoy the pain and keep coming back for more. There was just something about using the dial controller and getting to see the prisoner fail that made it too good to quit playing. Even today I'll go back to this game when given the opportunity, though I'm lucky to be alive after 2 minutes.

 
Sat, 04 Aug 2018 18:42:32

I loved Sonic Adventure too....also my first Dreamcast game. Kind of felt wrong to play something other than Sonic first. I'd like to go back and mess with it, but it would probably ruin my rose tinted glasses.

And Kaboom....the game that started Activision's path to the corporate toolbags they are today.

 
Sat, 04 Aug 2018 23:09:27
robio said:
Archangel3371 said:

I already don’t like it. Nyaa

Well now you’ve gone and made me love it. LOL

 
Sat, 04 Aug 2018 23:13:31

Ah, the token Sonic game in any top 100 game list. Glad you had the sense to pick Adventure, and put it at 100.

 
Sun, 05 Aug 2018 01:21:45
Foolz said:

Ah, the token Sonic game in any top 100 game list. Glad you had the sense to pick Adventure, and put it at 100.


I actually do have a second Sonic game on the list. This one came very close to not making it.
 
Sun, 05 Aug 2018 04:31:12

Yay!! Love stuff like this.

Sonic Adventure was a major game, that graphical jump was insanity. The game was magical, loved it.

 
Sun, 05 Aug 2018 10:13:50
It inspired Super Mario Odyssey's city world.
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