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TreeKangaroo
June 24th, 2013, 12:40 PM
It doesn't have to be Pokemon, it can be something like Kingdom Hearts or Skyrim. My favorite is Okami and its sequel, both stories are so deep and touching at times and I got attached to the characters really quickly and I loved the music and boss themes. So what are your favorite games?

Freezer
June 24th, 2013, 01:41 PM
Huh, didn't expect anyone to hold Okami as their favorite game considering all its glaring flaws.

Anyway.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/28/Wario_Land_4_Coverart.jpg
I've already explained in detail so many times why but to keep it short:

Amazing gameplay
Fantastic level designs
Well hidden secrets
Perfect controls
Clever puzzles
Great production value
A lot of replayabilty

Miss Doronjo
June 24th, 2013, 02:57 PM
My favourite video game isssss... Tales of Vesperia:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/d/dc/Tales_of_Vesperia_Game_Cover.jpg/256px-Tales_of_Vesperia_Game_Cover.jpg

Well, I actually recommend playing the PS3 version (even though it's Japanese only), since the one for the Xbox is the Beta version. But, even the Beta version is pretty good! It has a nice battle system, memorable characters and great graphics alongside a good story.

Shout outs go to:

Tales of Abyss
Tales of Symphonia
Persona 3/4
Mana Khermia

TreeKangaroo
June 24th, 2013, 04:31 PM
All these games I never heard of before.(Other than Tales of Abyss, and Persona.) Yeah, Okami has its flaws here are some memorable ones:

Toby-The last and most annoying blockhead. I missed him already when I killed him.
Ice Ability was useless, luckily Okamiden fixed that by making ice the same as water
The long, annoying, boring, intro. At least the Wii version fixed that by adding a skip button.

Arc
June 24th, 2013, 04:43 PM
The game that I find to be one of the most enjoyable experience ever is:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/d9/Xenoblade_box_artwork.png

Reasons to why it's my favourite:
- A great and strategic battle system.
- A vast world to explore.
- Many sidequests to undertake.
- Incredible music.
- Interesting story.

Other notable contenders to my favourite game:

- Tales of Vesperia
- Sol Trigger
- The World Ends With You
- Trails in The Sky: Second Chapter

TreeKangaroo
June 24th, 2013, 04:54 PM
So far two Tales of Vesperia.

Nakala Pri
June 25th, 2013, 05:17 AM
Fire Emblem: Awakening, SolatoRobo: Red the Hunter, Pokemon Black and Pokemon Conquest... they're all so good!

EEK! Too hard to decide. xD

Talli
June 25th, 2013, 05:43 AM
my favorite game is Sonic Heroes

-it has the coolest level design
- can play three characters at once
- Cool music
- brings back metal sonic.

Freezer
June 25th, 2013, 05:56 AM
All these games I never heard of before.(Other than Tales of Abyss, and Persona.) Yeah, Okami has its flaws here are some memorable ones:

Toby-The last and most annoying blockhead. I missed him already when I killed him.
Ice Ability was useless, luckily Okamiden fixed that by making ice the same as water
The long, annoying, boring, intro. At least the Wii version fixed that by adding a skip button.
Those are small compared to the real flaws. Excuse me for using Legend of Zelda as a comparison here, but the game was inspired by it after all.

The dungeon design is bad. Maybe I'm setting the bar too high because Zelda's dungeons are very very brilliantly design. Okami's dungeons, in comparison, fall flat. The puzzles sucked too.
Bland overworld and boring side quests, somehow even worse than Skyward Sword's. (Which I actually didn't mind much, just because I did play Okami before it so it was acceptable in comparison.)
The game is like 60 hours long. It drags on way too long and overstays its welcome.
PADDING PADDING PADDING
The combat is bad. Maybe it's the Wii version, but it really is terrible. Unbelievable given that this is a Kamiya game, who's a master at combat systems.

It does right with the production value, story, characters, music and art style and as a fan of Japanese mythology that's enough for me. That doesn't mean the gameplay itself isn't filled with so many flaws though, unfortunately. It's a pretty mediocre Zelda game, and this is coming from someone who doesn't even like Zelda much. Oh, though, I gotta give the nod to bosses here, they were pretty good from what I remember.

my favorite game is Sonic Heroes

-it has the coolest level design
- can play three characters at once
- Cool music
- brings back metal sonic.
Oh whoa we already topped Okami here.

But I'd rather not badmouth some people's favorite games here because I'd feel like a jerk, but I am genuinely surprised at the choices. Of course, everyone is entitled to their opinion, so I hope I don't bring down anyone with what I said.

TreeKangaroo
June 25th, 2013, 07:28 AM
What, that's nothing compared to the youtube trolls on chuggaaconroy's channel. I liked the dungeons because unlike Zelda, you have to use powers you get earlier in the game and in Zelda you use pretty much one weapon or power for one dungeon and you never use it again pretty much. I never found the dungeons to be bland because you're inside the water dragon and is that uncreative? Anyways, if you watch chuggaaconroy, you know the trolls I'm talking about.

Sweets Witch
June 25th, 2013, 08:42 PM
So much complaining in such a simple, happy thread. It takes a lot of guts to talk smack about somebody's favorite game.

Favorite game...Star Ocean: TTEOT. I've played through it at least 20 times. When I get bored with video games in general, I delete my Battle Trophy data and play through it 3-4 more times to get it back. I've done every challenge that I can think of from solo runs to level 1 playthroughs to only using Battle Skills. It's definitely got my favorite combat system out of any game I've ever played. The plot's alright. It's a nice chronological end to the series. Also it's got Freya and you don't know Hell until you've tried to fight Freya.

ProfGrove
June 25th, 2013, 09:54 PM
Probably, the latest Gears of War: Judgment, really like this game.

Purple Materia
June 25th, 2013, 09:59 PM
http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7ee83I4Nw1qgtqqf.jpg

I don't care what anyone says. Fanboys praise this game to high heaven and trolls rip it apart.

I grew up with this game. I was around 8 or 9 when my cousin gave it to me, and I played it with my brother until I reached a certain point where we just couldn't continue. Although I was too young to really grasp the story... I felt a strong connection to it. The graphics, the battle system, the Materia system, the music... oh my god, the music. I remember playing Smash Brothers Melee while listening to the world map music. I would have the sound for my PS2 plugged in, and the Gamecube would have the video plugged in. I would park my party in the world map and listen to it while playing. I would enter a battle and do nothing just to listen to the battle music.

Everything about this game I find perfect. The storyline had the right amount of everything. I connected with every character, and I felt like I was a part of the journey. I remember crying my eyes out in the scene that everyone should know about. I didn't like Aerith any more than Tifa (in fact, I MUCH preferred Tifa; I thought her and Cloud held far stronger chemistry due to their history) but I still liked Aerith. It made me despise Sephiroth.

Every time I play through the game, I notice something I didn't notice in a previous playthrough. Little tidbits about the translation, real world connections, cut data... something always intrigues me about the game, and playing through it every time is still a unique experience.

Sure, it has it's flaws. Every game does. And even if I take off the rose coloured nostalgia goggles... I believe it's perfect in every way shape or form, and I have yet to encounter a game with such emotion and character. This is my favourite game of all time, and it will be forever.

Favorite game...Star Ocean: TTEOT. I've played through it at least 20 times. When I get bored with video games in general, I delete my Battle Trophy data and play through it 3-4 more times to get it back. I've done every challenge that I can think of from solo runs to level 1 playthroughs to only using Battle Skills. It's definitely got my favorite combat system out of any game I've ever played. The plot's alright. It's a nice chronological end to the series. Also it's got Freya and you don't know Hell until you've tried to fight Freya.

Don't even get me STARTED on this game. I spent WEEKS tracking it down, until it popped up in a local Gamestop.

I love this game... I really need to set some time to play through it. I remember playing through it when I was a lot younger and I loved it almost as much as FFVII, but I think the fact that there were so many endings made it feel like an incomplete experience. But still, amazing!

Koishi Komeiji
June 25th, 2013, 10:04 PM
I will forever love Ratchet and Clank 2. I like the humour in the game (sure it's cheesy, but it works), the gameplay and the story...also it's one of those games I bought numerous copies of.

Hikamaru
June 25th, 2013, 10:09 PM
I will forever love Ratchet and Clank 2. I like the humour in the game (sure it's cheesy, but it works), the gameplay and the story...also it's one of those games I bought numerous copies of.

Same with me too! It's my fave of the Ratchet & Clank games and I found it easier than the other two R&C games I played. I even still sometimes do those challenge mode restarts after finishing the main story and I still manage to breeze through it.

Poke Fox
June 26th, 2013, 01:28 AM
Not including any of the Pokemon games..... the only other game I do play once in a while, more like 3 times a month now is Sim City 4

3 times a month, not that I get bored of it, I just don't play that game too often now, I also play the Pokemon games the most. I remember I would play that game 3 hours every day, letting my imagination and creativity run wild, every new download from Simtropolis or SC4Devotion would make the game play much more fun than before - I don't plan on buying the new Sim City game [from the reviews I have read, and the YouTube vids I seen - the new game looks like its really really bad - all the great stuff is gone - everything that makes Sim City game fun is taken out].

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/e1/SimCity_4_-_Rush_Hour_Coverart.png

thefallendetective
June 26th, 2013, 05:44 AM
Hello! ^^ I'm here to share the joy and hopefully pique your interests in some of my favourite video
games. ( ´ー`)フ I play all these on the ds because it's the only console I have! ^^

I'll hide the list in a spoiler because I'm afraid it'll be too long heheheh. c: I'm sorry I don't know what
categories they fall under but I think it's something like this.


RPG
- Digimon World Dawn/Dusk
- Digimon World Championship
- Disgaea
- Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 1/2
- Dragon Quest Sentinals of the Starry Skies
- Kingdom Hearts Re:coded
- Pokemon Series
- Pokemon Conquest
- Shin Megami Tensei Devil Survivor 1/2
- The World Ends With You

Puzzle
- Professor Layton Series
- Touch Detective


I roughly play the same types of games but in my opinion these are extremely good. I'll write a bit
about Devil Survivor and The World Ends With You (TWEWY). Oh and I'm not good at pinpointing the
good points but here are my feelings pertaining to them? I'll try not to spoil them! (/ °∀°)/
(sorry I can't post pictures atm)

Devil Survivor
You play the protagonist and one day something happens, leaving you a demon summoning app in
possession. With this app, you have to face human's trial for survival in seven days, defeating a
septentrione (boss) each day. -sorry for being brief it's to avoid spoilers-

Along with the plot, there are interesting side stories and you have to interact with other characters
to raise their affinity with you, unlocking various abilities. You can also fuse demons to create more
powerful ones and bid for them in auctions. The music is cool and there is an anime based on the
game too! ( ' ∇ ' )ノ

TWEWY
You play a guy called Neku Sakuraba, who doesn't like the world and prefers to keep to himself.
Suddenly you appear at the heart of Shibuya. Everything appears normal except.. nobody can see
or hear you. You later discover that this is some sick game of the reapers where they try to kill you
within seven days and survivors can return to the real world.

The development of the game is superb and the music is addictive too! The game doesn't get boring
because different partners have different styles of fighting! Plus, the plot really gets to you and
will definitely leave you longing for a sequel. I think it touches a bit on self-discovery and is really
quite inspiring if you ask me.

Wow this post turned out really long I'm so sorry! And I also apologise if I don't really show the true
awesomeness of the games because I'm no good at promoting. But yup, I hope someone who passes
by decides to give the games a try and who knows, you'll be playing it non-stop!! (^ー^*)ノ

Ozymandias
June 26th, 2013, 07:50 AM
My favorite video game....?

SKYRIM!!!!! XD

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/15/The_Elder_Scrolls_V_Skyrim_cover.png

Second favorite game...?

MLB 12 the Show :D It's actually a good game

TreeKangaroo
June 26th, 2013, 08:01 AM
Yes, the infamous trolls of youtube. Here is one in a nutshell:

OMGZ THIS GAME IS FOR GIRLS PLAY CALL OF DUTY THATS THE MANLIEST GAME EVER

Anyways, Skyrim is awesome, with up to 200+ hours of gameplay? Hell yes.

R.F.
June 26th, 2013, 08:05 AM
I can't decide if it's Golden Sun (first two games) or Radiant Historia

Golden Sun:
- my very first RPG (besides Pokemon)
- long and well written story
- good looking graphics (considering the fact that they are GBA games)
- cool characters
- cool soundtrack (Sakuraba did a really great job)
- interesting batlle system (even though it's one of the most controverse parts of the games, besides the walls of text xD)

Radiant Historia:
- beatiful graphics
- really great soundtrack
- a fun battle system
- some really interesting characters
- well done time travel mechanics
- this game made me complete everything it offered

Other games: FF6, Morrowind

Daixtey
June 26th, 2013, 10:59 AM
For me It´s Kingdom hearts 2 or Skyrim Its hard to decide.

But First here are the things I liked in Kingdom Hearts 2.
- It has a amazing story.
- Even if you didn´t playd the spin-off games (like me) you can just jump right back in the story.
- It has a great battle mechanic that allows planed battles as well as action.
- It Improved itself from the first game and made itself even better.
- you got to visit old worlds and new worlds.
- Also they accomplished to put two completly different universes together and made it work.

The reasons why skyrim is a great game should by now been known.
- Great Story.
- Beautiful environment.
- Lots of side-quests.
- Many places to explore.
- Great DLC-Content.
- And almost endless play-time.

But if I have to choose It will probably be the Kingdom hearts series. These games were my childhood and I was so excited when I saw the trailer for Kingdom Hearts 3 at E3.

Other Favourite Games: Okami, Final Fantasy 4,6 and 12

TreeKangaroo
June 26th, 2013, 01:24 PM
Yeah I'm not going to argue about games because there's a HUGE storm and it's creeping me out. I normally don't get scared by storms but the thunder sounds earth shattering. Anyways, another game that I took a liking to is Ocarina of Time(Legend of Zelda) The graphics were amazing, and the music sounded so nice and stuff and overall just awesome. Yes, skyrim is known exactly for those reasons which is why I love it. And I like pickpocketing people.

Osiris
June 27th, 2013, 12:24 AM
Until something else can completely blow me out of the water, I'll always say that Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is my favorite video game.

It's hard to believe that even though it was released more than 20 years ago now (man, that makes me feel old...), but it's still just as fun for me to pick up and play now than when I first tried it as a kid. It has very simple controls where you really just need one button and the d-pad, which means almost anyone can pick it up and start playing. It also has a very catchy soundtrack that fit well with the levels, and can easily get stuck in your head for days.

Even to this day, I'll still play the game every once and a while- either on my DS or just through an emulator. I don't think there are any games that have come out over the past few years that I can still see myself playing decades down the line like I do with Sonic 2.

skyluigi2
June 27th, 2013, 02:49 AM
You do realise how insanely difficult this question is, right?
I've had to narrow it down a few:
Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door
Luigi's Mansion
Mario & Luigi: SuperStar Saga
Super Mario Sunshine
Super Mario Galaxy
Super Mario 64 DS
Professor Layton and the Lost Future
New Super Luigi U
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX
Metroid Fusion
Pokemon HeartGold/SoulSilver

There are many, many more, but these are my top favourite games ever.

T!M
June 27th, 2013, 03:04 AM
I'm going to go with Final Fantasy VII. It was my first RPG and it has always held a close personal spot in my heart. I remember watching my older brother for hours and when he let me play it I was always so confused with the game, overwhelmed. But I still enjoyed it greatly.

It was not until my later years would I truly appreciate everything about the game (once I came to understand the games workings).

At 19, I had beat the game, got all the Level 4 Limit breaks for everyone except Aeris, bred a Gold and Black Chocobo and most importantly, got the Knights of the Round Materia.

But, the biggest problem is, when you're done with all the stuff above, there's really no other reason to play.

But anyway, yes, this game is my favorite among every game I've ever played.

Honorable Mentions
Halo Franchise
Call of Duty Franchise (CoD4: MW and up)
Spider-Man Franchise
Naruto Franchise (GameCube/Wii)
Naruto Franchise (XBOX360)
Dragon Ball Z Budokai/Budokai Tenkachi Franchise
Final Fantasy Tactics (PlayStation)
Kingdom Hearts/Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories (PlayStation 2)
Soul Nomad (PlayStation 2)
Pokémon Franchise (Turn-Based Games (Excludes Rangers, Pinball, TCG, basically any game that doesn't have a Color/Metal/Gem etc. subtitle)
Marvel V.S. Capcom Franchise
Fable III
Bioshock Franchise
Guardian Heroes (Sega Saturn)
Gauntlet: Champions (PlayStation 2)

TreeKangaroo
June 27th, 2013, 06:24 AM
I feel you totodile. I have a lot of favorite games too.

Sweets Witch
June 27th, 2013, 10:31 AM
Don't even get me STARTED on this game. I spent WEEKS tracking it down, until it popped up in a local Gamestop.

I love this game... I really need to set some time to play through it. I remember playing through it when I was a lot younger and I loved it almost as much as FFVII, but I think the fact that there were so many endings made it feel like an incomplete experience. But still, amazing!

The endings aren't too important. They only matter when it comes to the final boss of one of the post-game dungeons (Urssa Cave Temple). If you get Fayt's solo ending then you have to fight Fayt and Luther, but if you get an ending with another character then you have to fight Fayt and that character. It's definitely not worth it to get Nel's ending, though. Fayt/Nel is the only combo that I have more problems with than Fayt/Luther. Everybody else is really easy.

Sagiri
June 27th, 2013, 12:09 PM
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

This is one of the few direct sequels that I would say improved upon their predecessor in every way. OoT was a long and revolutionary game, but the characters and story are so boring that I couldn't bring myself to care about it.

Banjo Kazooie & Banjo Tooie

By far the best platformers I've ever played. Great controls, awesome level design, and insanely memorable music. Plus, they're incredibly hilarious.

Aeon
June 28th, 2013, 09:04 AM
It's currently an ongoing battle against Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Banjo-Kazooie, but for me leaving one out it just wrong.

SoraTheTruth
June 28th, 2013, 09:40 AM
Call of Duty: MW3 (over run by black ops 2 campers now)
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Kingdom Hearts Series
"Tales of" series
Borderlands 2
Naruto Storm 3
Phantasy Star Portable 2
Pokemon Crystal
Pokemon Platinum
Sonic Adventure 2
DBZ: Budokai 3
Skyrim 360 version

Toshiro.
June 28th, 2013, 12:26 PM
I have a lot but I'll narrow it down to two. My two favorite games would have to be Pokemon HGSS (DS) and Smash Bros Brawl (Wii).

I decided to include HGSS in my top two because I seem to play it a ton. G/S/C were my favorite Pokemon games, and Johto is my favorite region ever, so naturally you would guess I love HGSS. Also, it introduced just a lot of awesome new features like the follow-me and triathlon. I replay this game the most out of all the Pokemon games.

And Smash Bros Brawl is pretty self explanatory. It's just a kick-ass game. The characters, stages, story mode, etc. So much to do. And the online play is top notch (most of the time) and I can just spend a lot of time playing it. It never seems to get boring to me. Now I actually want to play it right now lmao.

TreeKangaroo
June 29th, 2013, 05:26 PM
Lucky you have AC:NL I want it so badly. D:

Squirrel
June 29th, 2013, 07:18 PM
My favourite game is a three-way tie! It's between Grandia, Digimon World and Borderlands 2. Each have flaws such as Grandia's grinding system, Digimon World's infinite number of glitches, and Borderlands 2's petering story line towards the end, but I think these are my top three games of all time. They're very diverse games from each other but I enjoyed each one immensely and they each have countless replay value; but maybe not once you've only just completed the story haha. An honourable mention goes to H.E.D.Z which would be my number one favourite game since it's incredibly intuitive and extremely fun to play, but the huge amount of glitches and bugs ruins that. :p

Lanayru
June 30th, 2013, 09:17 PM
http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7ee83I4Nw1qgtqqf.jpg

I don't care what anyone says. Fanboys praise this game to high heaven and trolls rip it apart.

I grew up with this game. I was around 8 or 9 when my cousin gave it to me, and I played it with my brother until I reached a certain point where we just couldn't continue. Although I was too young to really grasp the story... I felt a strong connection to it. The graphics, the battle system, the Materia system, the music... oh my god, the music. I remember playing Smash Brothers Melee while listening to the world map music. I would have the sound for my PS2 plugged in, and the Gamecube would have the video plugged in. I would park my party in the world map and listen to it while playing. I would enter a battle and do nothing just to listen to the battle music.

Everything about this game I find perfect. The storyline had the right amount of everything. I connected with every character, and I felt like I was a part of the journey. I remember crying my eyes out in the scene that everyone should know about. I didn't like Aerith any more than Tifa (in fact, I MUCH preferred Tifa; I thought her and Cloud held far stronger chemistry due to their history) but I still liked Aerith. It made me despise Sephiroth.

Every time I play through the game, I notice something I didn't notice in a previous playthrough. Little tidbits about the translation, real world connections, cut data... something always intrigues me about the game, and playing through it every time is still a unique experience.

Sure, it has it's flaws. Every game does. And even if I take off the rose coloured nostalgia goggles... I believe it's perfect in every way shape or form, and I have yet to encounter a game with such emotion and character. This is my favourite game of all time, and it will be forever

You... You've touched my heart. I couldn't agree with you more. My sister says I'm addicted. Maybe I am, because it's just so wonderful. I enjoy its mix of realism and fantasy, the characters are great and the music is to die for! And yes, I think Cloud and Tifa a best suited together. I don't really have anything against Aeris, but I'm just more of a Cloti fan. Aeris should be with Zack, imo.

Epickid
July 8th, 2013, 05:18 PM
Definitely Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception. It's so amazing, great graphics and story, unbeatable online multiplayer, and all you could ask for in a PS3 game.
P.S. Xbox SUCKS!!!

ReeDim
July 10th, 2013, 07:28 AM
My favourite game always changes, but after downloading it through PlayStation Plus, my current favourite is also Okami, or more specifically, Okami HD.

It was a couple of months ago that I downloaded it, because being around this board and other forums (I admit, I used to play FeralHeart, and it was on that forum that I first heard about the Okami franchise), I found out about it and looked into it, but it was pretty expensive at the time, and then one day, a YouTube ad popped up and showcased Okami on the PSPlus list, so I downloaded it to try it out.

To put it simply, I was not disappointed.

I've knew about Cel Shading for a while in video games, but Clover Studio pulled off the graphics style in the classic Japanese Sumi-e style, which works so well with the base concept of many Japanese legends combined. I also think I have learned a lot of Japanese mythology from it.
Also, it looks stunning in 1080p, and I'm glad Capcom released it in HD.

After I've completed it (I've only just restored Sei-An City), my favourite game will probably change again, as I'm just that sort of person who doesn't stick with one game or genre.
My favourites may change later on in the year, because I am hyped about the eventual releases of Pokémon X/Y, GTA V, Saint's Row IV, and Battlefield 4.

Nil Nuane
July 10th, 2013, 11:36 AM
A tough call between Final Fantasy tactics, Majora's Mask, and Metroid Prime. FFT has my favorite story and music of any game, MM has my favorite gameplay, and Metroid Prime has my favorite atmosphere and graphics.

Can't go wrong with any of them really.

ShadowE
July 11th, 2013, 09:41 AM
My favorite game is and will always be Command and Conquer Tiberian Sun, simply because it was my childhood. I didnt played the popular games everyone played at school. Instead i went home and played this game. It got me into RTS games and modding them. Even now im still playing and modding it.

The graphics may be old, the gameplay is just lovely, the game is pretty balanced (even if it doesnt look like it is) and requires a lot of anticipation (as with most RTS games).

I bought it since it came out, then i 'rebought' it by buying The First Decade and now its released as free. One of the best RTS games IMO

Spartacus
July 11th, 2013, 01:56 PM
Aha, choosing a favorite video game is a challenge, I can tell you that for free.

But out of the ones I've played I can give you a few titles I have crazy enjoyed; FarCry 3, Battlefield 3, Metro 2033. Yeah, they're my top 3, it's hard to choose more than them, after a 3 month video game absence it's not easy to remember what games I've played. But I remember them so they must be good, right?

lauerolus
July 12th, 2013, 07:22 AM
FEAR. Mind blowing graphics and effects at the time, perfect use of audio pacing, and it still has the best FPS AI to date.

Oh, then there that creepy Alma. Always around the wrong corner, always waiting for you when you least expect it.

Olli
July 12th, 2013, 08:33 PM
Eh, as anyone who's read my post in this forum would probably know, I'm a huge Legend of Zelda junkie, so it probably shouldn't be a surprise that it's an LoZ game that's my favourite. And I already stated which my favourite Zelda game was in another thread, so I guess I'll just repeat out from that.

Majora's Mask is my favourite game of all time (at least so far :p), and probably will continue to be for a while, unless Nintendo manage to bring something truly amazing out with the Wii U. Despite thinking it was only a demo at first, and being stuck for a long, looong time, because I had so much trouble with just the first area, it eventually came to be my favourite game of the franchise. I'm actually pretty proud that I managed to get all masks on my own, without any help, because I often find myself guilty of using a walkthrough whenever I get stuck, so when I look back at all my old games and find that I've actually beaten or gotten far in so many of them, I get kinda surprised :p But yeah, I revisited the game quite a few years back, and noticed a lot more details that I'd never noticed before.

So basically, back when I first played through it, I didn't really pay attention to the whole message of the game, I wasn't quite as drawn by the dark atmosphere of the game, and all in all, I only cared about beating it, but that was mostly due to the fact that I didn't understand a single thing in the game. Playing through it again, learning of exactly what was happening and realising all the small details of the game, it's certainly been one of the most captivating games. Unlike Ocarina of Time which seemed to focus more on the gameplay, this game focused mainly on the environmental details, the atmosphere, and basically capturing the player in all of this, and it actually made me enjoy the game even more. Being under a time constraint, and constantly feeling how the end of the world got closer and closer with each minute that passed, and how the moon grew bigger and bigger with each day. It's just.. they just did everything right in that regard.

The gameplay was also superb, but then again, it was essentially just a copy of Ocarina of Time when it came to the gameplay, so no wonder :p But I really liked the dungeon designs of this game, all the sidequests were mostly enjoyable, and the transformation masks omgggggggggmmgjfsdfhdhf. I just loved rolling around as a Goron, swimming around as a Zero, and... nah, being a Deku Scrub wasn't quite as enjoyable as the others, but I just really liked the idea, and how it was used in the leading quests that gave you access to the dungeons, and how it felt like each mask gave you so much more to do. Yet another thing they got right. And the use of the internal clock to incorporate the 3 days system- one of the things that made the game as awesome as it is. And while I did find it to be annoying at times, because it forced me to be on schedule with things AND THAT'S ONE THING I'M HORRIBLE AT, it definitely didn't make it any less awesome. And for what I've heard, it was initially supposed 7 days, which I would've loved to see, but I think it'd be kinda tedious, since it'd probably mean a lot of waiting around for certain events. But still, it'd mean there'd be so much more to do in the game. But since they only had one year to make the game, I'm glad they settled for 3 days, because I feel like it would've significantly lowered the quality of the game, if they tried to put too much into it with too little time, instead of just polishing whatever they had. But yeah!

There's not much to say about the story honestly, because most of the game is actually side-quests, which each bring out their own little stories. But the general story is:

A lonely Skull Kid gets possessed by Majora's Mask, after he tried wearing it. The mask uses him in dooming Termina, by having the moon crash down into the Clock Tower after 3 days. You arrive in Termina in a search for "an old friend", presumably Navi. As always, you have to save the day, this time by making your way through 4 temples, to acquire the help of 4 giants, to stop the moon from crashing into the Earth. Afterwards you go beat up the Mask.

Yeah, not that much story over it really, but again, with all of what the general atmosphere of the game, the gameplay and the side-quests bring you, the story isn't really that necessary for the game to still be great, and what we have is quite enough.

But yeah, I think I've tl;dr'ed enough, and even if it may not still be clear to why it's my favourite game, it's just a personal preference. Some may enjoy the story of Ocarina of Time more, or the gameplay of Skyward Sword more, but I just feel like the atmosphere that Majora's Mask brings is really a good selling point, and combining that with everything else the game offers, it's just amazing. I know that Twilight Princess tried to bring forth the same dark feeling, but it just felt kinda forced, where as in MM it was kinda subtle, and as I said, I didn't really notice it as a kid, which just made it all the more surprising :p

Shrew
July 19th, 2013, 06:27 PM
My favorite games were the ones I played on the Nintendo 64 when I was younger. Super Mario, Yoshi's Story, Bomberman. I know they weren't the best games--especially when compared to today's standards--but it was at this age that I could enjoy games to their fullest.

Tsurera
July 19th, 2013, 09:04 PM
I have a lot of favorite games... XD

Final Fantasy VI & VII, Chrono Trigger, Xenogears, Super mario world, Smash bros brawl, animal Crossing (DS), Tetris attack, Phantasy Star 4, Elder Scrolls series, Castlevania SotN, Fallout 3, Disgaea, Layton series, BoF2, PSO, Okami, Sim city, Rollercoaster tycoon

Nakasu
December 21st, 2013, 08:27 PM
Sonic 3 and Knuckles is the best game in the Sonic series next to Colors

Dragon
December 21st, 2013, 08:29 PM
This thread is over a month old, so, try not to bump threads like this next time, but, feel free to make a new one. :3

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