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26. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (PS2)

Great story + great gameplay + great presentation + great voice-acting = great game!
My 2nd favourite MGS game, so there's one left on my list ;)



2012 - Top 3 [so far]

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Smeags said:

#26: StarCraft/Brood War (PC)
Release Date: April 1, 1998

I grew up watching my friends play Blizzard games like WarCraft II and Diablo... and I was always intrigued by these "computer games" that seemed so complicated and high-tech compared to the games on my Sega Genesis. Well, when my family finally bought a computer that could play games, I went right ahead and bought StarCraft for myself, to finally play a Blizzard game. I started playing as a boy, but I finished playing as a man... and StarCraft showed me the greatness of Blizzard, and the greatness of RTS games. I've spent hundreds of hours with StarCraft and it's expansion Brood War, playing the campaign numerous times and playing more custom games than I can count. My friends and I would spend entire nights searching for awesome online custom games to play (still remember playing StarCraft Paintball...), and we always had a blast... no matter how many times we played. StarCraft started something special... and I've come to love the company and its games ever since.

Race of choice: Zerg (Spawn more Overlords!)
Favorite Unit: Lurker

I've been considering getting StarCraft Anthology from the Blizzard Store, but I'm still on the fence because I'm rather mediocre at most RTS games. On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate the campaign in terms of difficulty? With 1 being as hard as, say, Reign of Chaos, and 10 being as hard as the Orc campaign in Beyond the Dark Portal?

I've also been meaning to buy Diablo I & II, but just haven't gotten around to it.



Korppi said:
Smeags said:

#26: StarCraft/Brood War (PC)
Release Date: April 1, 1998

I grew up watching my friends play Blizzard games like WarCraft II and Diablo... and I was always intrigued by these "computer games" that seemed so complicated and high-tech compared to the games on my Sega Genesis. Well, when my family finally bought a computer that could play games, I went right ahead and bought StarCraft for myself, to finally play a Blizzard game. I started playing as a boy, but I finished playing as a man... and StarCraft showed me the greatness of Blizzard, and the greatness of RTS games. I've spent hundreds of hours with StarCraft and it's expansion Brood War, playing the campaign numerous times and playing more custom games than I can count. My friends and I would spend entire nights searching for awesome online custom games to play (still remember playing StarCraft Paintball...), and we always had a blast... no matter how many times we played. StarCraft started something special... and I've come to love the company and its games ever since.

Race of choice: Zerg (Spawn more Overlords!)
Favorite Unit: Lurker

I've been considering getting StarCraft Anthology from the Blizzard Store, but I'm still on the fence because I'm rather mediocre at most RTS games. On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate the campaign in terms of difficulty? With 1 being as hard as, say, Reign of Chaos, and 10 being as hard as the Orc campaign in Beyond the Dark Portal?

I've also been meaning to buy Diablo I & II, but just haven't gotten around to it.

The StarCraft missions range from very easy (build a supply depot and 10 marines) to medium-high difficulty but the missions in Brood War can get really hard, especially the last Zerg Mission.



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Korppi said:

I've been considering getting StarCraft Anthology from the Blizzard Store, but I'm still on the fence because I'm rather mediocre at most RTS games. On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate the campaign in terms of difficulty? With 1 being as hard as, say, Reign of Chaos, and 10 being as hard as the Orc campaign in Beyond the Dark Portal?

I've also been meaning to buy Diablo I & II, but just haven't gotten around to it.

Yeah... like Truck said, it's not too difficult, but the later missions can get pretty tough (especially in Brood War). I'd give it a 3-4 personally.

To be honest, I'm not anything special in RTS games either. But somehow I manage to make it through.



Sounds about as hard as Tides of Darkness.

I think I can manage that.

#26) Sonic CD (Listing every platform would take half a day)

For some reason, every Sonic fan I run into thinks this is either the best Sonic game ever, or one of the worst. To the first group, I point out the lackluster soundtrack and the weird physics. And to the second group, I say nothing, because if they can't appreciate the excellent level design and special stages, or the inventive time travel mechanic which is sure to make every playthrough unique, they're obviously not capable of thinking properly.



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26.

So many good memories of this game.



Korppi said:

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Dude, I'm really beginning to think you should give up the hobby.  Almost every entry I've seen you post has been basically "this sucks" and "that sucks" and "this part of the game really ruined it for me".  If you can only find a few occasional nice things to say about even your favorite games, I really think you'd be better off doing something else.  

Hell, I could criticise my favorite games, but the point of making a "FAVORITE GAMES OF ALL TIME" list is to look at the good, reminisce, and enjoy, not rip them to shreds.  



I got it all, baby! 

PS4, Switch, WiiU, XBO, PC
Vita, 3DS, Android

Top 3 this generation: 
Bloodborne, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Dark Souls III

Ok gonna make an effort listing the rest here.

 

29: Broken Sword II: The Smoking Mirror (PC)

I originally had it on PS1 but the load time were annoying so bought a cheap PC copy with no load times.  Point and click perfection this series, great story driven games, great challenging puzzles, great humour that keeps you playing even when stuck.  Nicole isn't anywhere near as funny is George though and you needed play as her in this one.

28: Resident Evil 5 (PS3/360)

Screw the haters, this is the best co-op game made this gen.  Every other co-op game with the exception of a few crappy ones just uses a single player game and throws in a co-op buddy.  This thing is design around co-op and has the perfect pace to make it matter.  Wesker was awesome in it and left behind more great quotes than the series combined.

27: Batman Arkham Asylum (PS3)

Nailed Batman, great bat-story, great bat-gameplay.

26: Combat (Atari 2600)

The tanks gameplay was what made this great, so simple yet fun, Tank Pong especially.  The other modes/vehicles were mostly good too.  If you owned an Atari 2600 you probably owned this.



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#25 Paper Mario: The thousand-year door played on GC, released 2004

The first time I played a side view 2D RPG. Wow what an awesome game. I loved it from start to finish and it's a pretty long game. The battle system is very well done. The environments are beautiful, varied and fun to explore. The gameplay itself is all round great.

This game took my by surprise, I did not expect to have as much fun with it as I did.

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MrT-Tar said:
Mr Khan said:

Fuck, PAL got a much better boxart for Okami Wii...

Metroid Prime 3 is my number 26


Actually that was only a special edition sleeve that was available from HMV here in the U.K.  The standard box art was the same as the US, just minus the IGN watermark.  I bought it from HMV just to get that beautiful sleeve.

Usually American localisation of games involved changing the box art, usually for the worse (Ico, Phalanx, most Kirby games, a lot of Final Fantasies).  PAL regions are usually inbetween getting a mixture of Japanese and US box arts.  The link below shows lots of differences in box art:

http://www.gamesradar.com/why-japanese-box-art-is-better/?page=1

This is true for almost any JRPG. Lost Odyssey I thought had a much cooler box art for EU, and it's a shame. US boxarts for JRPG's are usually so basic and bland.



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