For the past several months I've been kicking this around and decide whether or not I should bother with this list. I don't play quite as much as I used to, and in particular the last few years I've played less than ever. Writing, even inconsequential stuff, doesn't come quite as easy as it once did for some reason so that's made things even harder. Then this ridiculous pandemic happened and suddenly I've had more free time and started playing a lot more than I had in years, and it's jump started my interest in gaming again in a big way.

Still, the writing part hasn't quite clicked, but after a few false starts I decided to say 'fuck it' and just force it. If it sucks, so be it. Hell, 5 people at most are going to read it so really cares?

So what will the top games be? What will be number one? Will I finish my list before Vader finishes his Top 100?  To find out the answers to these questions and more STAY TUNED!!!!

Posted by robio Sun, 14 Jun 2020 23:22:45 (comments: 104)
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Sun, 14 Jun 2020 23:27:08

Now before we get to the Top 10, everyone likes a runner-up list right? So here's where we start with 5 honorable mentions. I suppose I could have just included these if I called it a top 15 list, but that just doesn't flow you know?

Honorable Mention #1. Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Breath of the Wild was the past, present and future of the Legend of Zelda series all wrapped into one game. It took the basic ideas of the original NES Zelda, with nods to all the additions popped up along the way, and brought them into a new era that will be the series’ direction for at least a while. And best of all….So. Much. Freedom.

Sure Hyrule was kind of leveled by Calamity Ganon, but there’s plenty left to do and see. Mountains, towns, deserts, lakes, pastures, secret ninja assassins, and there are secrets and things to do and find everywhere. Explore and you’ll find it all. And you really should because Hyrule and arguably no open world has ever been more full of life and more fun to explore. To top it off, Nintendo did an amazing job of giving Link as few limitations as possible. If you have the tools to do something, and you think it can be done… it can probably be done. And let’s not forget about the score. The subtle way piano music flows in and out. Outstanding.

Sure the bite sized dungeons were a bit underwhelming, and the main dungeons were kind of crappy (seriously that tilt feature that all of the Devine Beasts utilized can feel free to never return). But when the overworld was as amazing as Hyrule was, who the hell wants to spend time in a labyrinth?

Mon, 15 Jun 2020 01:31:40

I'm here for Journey.

Mon, 15 Jun 2020 01:38:20

No, no, no... number 1 is going to be Castlevania: Lords of Shadow!

Mon, 15 Jun 2020 01:54:29

Don't ask me how I remember these things, I just do!  Nyaa

Mon, 15 Jun 2020 02:25:42

Who could forget that!

Mon, 15 Jun 2020 03:28:20

Assholes to the left of me..... assholes to the right of me...

Mon, 15 Jun 2020 14:20:05

Damnit! Leo beat me to it with Lords of Shadow. LOL

Mon, 15 Jun 2020 19:11:44
robio said:

Assholes to the left of me..... assholes to the right of me...

Here I am! Stuck in the middle with you

Mon, 15 Jun 2020 23:45:13

A potentially unlimited number of honourable mentions...I see you've been inspired by Vader!

Tue, 16 Jun 2020 01:04:59
Foolz said:

A potentially unlimited number of honourable mentions...I see you've been inspired by Vader!

Speaking of Vader, I haven't seen him lately.  I hear he's working on the top 27 as we speak.

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