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User Info: Eddv

Eddv
1 month ago#11
66.) Pokemon Stadium 2 (N64, 2001)
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Pokemon Stadium 2 was f***ing great. The ability to port in your pokemon from RBY/GSC to do battles on the big screen was something that felt revolutionary at the time but more for me personally after RBY I grew to resent the "campaigns" in Pokemon, preferring the surprising depth that exists in the battling to it by quite a lot, so the ability to get to go in depth with the 2nd gen of pokemon without having to do with GSC what I did with my copy of Red was a real gamechanger for me and I actually didn't bother finishing Pokemon Gold until I replayed it as HeartGold much later.

But the real prize here was the minigames to me - they were really fun like Mario Party level mini games but with pokemon! All in all one of the N64 party night true double threats AND a great way to play the only good part of pokemon. Really sucks they haven't put out a new one in so long.
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User Info: Whiskey_Nick

Whiskey_Nick
1 month ago#12
#52. Dynasty Warriors 7 (PS3, 2011)

This was originally another multi entry with 3 and 4, but 7 is just so much better than every game in the series. They finally went closer to the books for the story and didn't portray Shu as the perfect good guys and Wei as absolutely the bad guys. They pointed out how all sides had a view. 3 and 4 in this series I spent an insane amount of time on in high school with a friend. So props to them, great games. 7 though as I said, changed the presentation so much of the narrative and gave me the view I wanted which is that Wei is actually great. I actually cried when Cao Cao died in this, despite knowing it was coming. They did such a great job telling the story here.

Wei > Wu > Jin > Other > Shu

f*** Shu

Dian Wei is my go to in every game.

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Whiskey_Nick
1 month ago#13
#51. Tetris Effect (PS4, 2018)

Before I start, this was again going to be a multi entry. Tetris on Game Boy, The New Tetris on N64 and Tetris DS were each the definitive version of Tetris for me for a time. Tetris Effect is just such a great experience. Tetris is Tetris, I love the game no matter what, but the presentation here is second to none. It sucks you in to a visual and audio experience. As MSG says, its quite moving. I am not sure what else I could say here. I love Tetris.

I'm yours forever.

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Whiskey_Nick
1 month ago#14
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Naye745
1 month ago#15
68. Mario Kart 64 (N64, 1997)
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If I were making this list solely on how much I liked a game when it first came out, this would undoubtedly be higher. It's pretty common to knock N64-era games for how they hold up, and in MK64's case there's a little bit of truth and exaggeration when it comes to that. Race mode is still totally playable, but multiplayer really chugs at the framerate. I think the courses are still relatively decent nowadays, though there's obviously a degree where just driving around in 3D was super novel and some of the simpler courses are basically just that. The AI is also comically rubber-bandy, you can take the classic Rainbow Road shortcut and skip 40% of a lap and those suckers will still slingshot their way back toward you by the end.
Battle mode, though, still absolutely rules. The more modern adaptations of battle mode are definitely enjoyable, and are much more streamlined with a more robust set of modes and options, but I absolutely love the classic three-strikes-you're-out player elimination knockout balloon battle in MK64. Matches of Block Fort or Double Deck that would go on for ages while the bottom layers were littered with perpetually bouncing green shells and strategically hidden fake ? blocks - that was the stuff of legends. I played hours of back-and-forth first-to-X-wins games with friends and it still hasn't gotten old. Skyscraper is a garbage level though.
There are other MK games I have yet to rate; I first played Mario Kart on my cousins' SNES in the mid-90's and I was immediately hooked, so I was always somewhat attached to the series. But MK64 was probably the one I specifically loved the most at any given time, it's just been passed up over time by its technically superior predecessors.
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67. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii, 2010)
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I actually only played this for the first time last summer, so this is a pretty fresh experience. Mario Galaxy 2 is the most sequelly sequel that ever sequeled - it aggressively pinpoints everything that people liked and wanted more of from the original and gives you exactly that. And hey, that isn't totally a complaint; more is good, and the unique concept of Galaxy's gravity-shifting planet-hopping really had a lot more creative value to be extracted. And after replaying Galaxy 1 via 3D All-Stars, I really appreciated all the unique things that Galaxy 2 had going for it, and the way that the games complement each other - there's a lot of ideas very briefly touched on in the original that get fleshed out with more stars in the sequel.
On the other hand, I absolutely love the main Mario franchise, and particularly adore just about every one of the 3D releases - if there was ever a time to get nitpicky, this is it. Galaxy 2 frustrates me in some ways where it just fails to match the charm and design sensibilities of the original. (At least, in my opinion.) The simplified hub world is a plus, allowing you to quickly and easily get into stages via a simple level selector - but that makes the teeny storyline bits with Lubba and the faceship all the more tedious, annoying, and unnecessary. The game cuts down on the comet challenges (especially purple coins) from the first game, but that makes each unique galaxy feel a lot less fleshed out and comprehensive. The whole experience is streamlined to maximize playability, but in doing so loses out on so much of the charm and sense of world-building that made the first game such a magical experience.
Galaxy 2's individual level design has some absolute gems, on par or better with the very best from the first, but the complete experience is lacking something that made the original shine so brightly upon its release. Obviously, as you can tell from this whole writeup, that game is coming much later here and I'll touch upon those particular strengths when we get there, but at this point I'm putting Galaxy 2 down in a tier with a bunch of other very enjoyable but not "greatest-of-all-time"-level games from series that I love.
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Eddv
1 month ago#16
65.) Fallout 3 (PS3, 2008)
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Fallout 3 was really the first Western Style RPG that I had gotten into that was in this style. And it got its hooks into me good. The whole aesthetic with the cold war music and propaganda mixed with the silver age comics style super science and the corporate pleasantness was all very much in my groove at that time.

The gameplay was fun (though shooting manually was a folly, VATS was actually pretty cool and i'm not much of a shooter person anyway), the story had some incredible beats like well, everything at Megaton and the happenings at the rich hoighty toighty apartment homes on down to the visceral reaction I have as a person who loves DC when I see it in its post apocalyptic state.

And then of course...Liberty Prime. f*** yeah.
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Eddv
1 month ago#17
64.) Warcraft 2 (1996, PC)
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i have had a rocky relationship with Warcraft over the years. But I was super intensely into Warcraft: Orcs and Humans, even as simple as it was and so this was my first hype game release I can remember really getting up for and it didn't disappoint. Warcraft 2 ran like a silky smooth, more in depth version of Warcraft and the opening up of its world and lore was at the time something that really blew me away.

As time went on and WoW happening I have grown less enamored with Warcraft as a whole, but this game still mostly holds up, even if most people seem to prefer its sequel.

Warcraft classic style release when?
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Eddv
1 month ago#18
63.) Castlevania Order of Ecclesia DS
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I love this game for taking the Castlevania playstyle and kinda shattering the mold, opening up a whole new way of handling weapons and subweapons as you play through a crisis where Dracula has returned but the Belmonts have not.

You play as Shanoa and you use the secrets of your order and their glyph tattoos in order to find novel power combinations that can help you challenge dracula's castle. This moddability provides ways to keep things fresh as a player the whole way through. The only annoyance is often you'd need to grind certain enemies to get new glyphs which was always annoying.

The various endings were cool too, as was the option to play as evil gun boy once you beat the game once.

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Eddv
1 month ago#19
62.) Yakuza 4 (2010, PS3)
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So my issue with Yakuza as a series is that for the most part, I don't find the playing of a Yakuza to be all that interesting to me and I especially don't really find the main character, Kazama Kiryu, to be all that great. I mean he's fine and all but he's just kinda the Gary Stu of everything that's going on and it gets pretty old.

Yakuza 4 completely fixes this problem with its first protagonist that you play as being unexpectedly kind loan shark, Akiyama and this completely captured me because he is far more compelling and fun from my perspective. I enjoyed doing all of the typical Yakuza things with no vigor since they were happening with him. The Yakuza mini-games are all really compelling and major part of what makes the games so much fun.

The other protagonists you play as all have completely different fighting styles and personalities and things, making the game keep some level of novelty the whole way through as you switch perspectives several times leading up to the big finish.

Hey if nothing else, this gamei s a great shogi and mahjong simulator.
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Bartzyx
1 month ago#20
Warcraft 2 is my favorite Warcraft. But I'm not really into Blizzard RTS games the way I got into others. I liked the scale of other games more and then hero units I never really cared for either.
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