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The Discussion Thread: The Greatest Games Event 2015 (Your #1 Favorite Game)

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uran10 said:
mZuzek said:
My #1 game is my favorite game of all time and I expect someone to figure it out.

Yes, that's my hint. I used it last year and with a little extra hint that didn't add much it worked. But if someone wants to try guessing, we can discuss so I narrow it down a bit.

Ocarina of time... nope already there.... Stafox 64.... nope already there.... Metroid prime 2?

Dood, Prime 2 was my least favorite Metroid game, out of the 4 I've beaten. Or at least that was the case when I made the list, but after replaying it I might actually consider it better than 3.

You were closest with the first guess.



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mZuzek said:
uran10 said:
mZuzek said:
My #1 game is my favorite game of all time and I expect someone to figure it out.

Yes, that's my hint. I used it last year and with a little extra hint that didn't add much it worked. But if someone wants to try guessing, we can discuss so I narrow it down a bit.

Ocarina of time... nope already there.... Stafox 64.... nope already there.... Metroid prime 2?

Dood, Prime 2 was my least favorite Metroid game, out of the 4 I've beaten. Or at least that was the case when I made the list, but after replaying it I might actually consider it better than 3.

You were closest with the first guess.

The legend of Zelda Skyward sword?





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uran10 said:
mZuzek said:
uran10 said:
mZuzek said:
My #1 game is my favorite game of all time and I expect someone to figure it out.

Yes, that's my hint. I used it last year and with a little extra hint that didn't add much it worked. But if someone wants to try guessing, we can discuss so I narrow it down a bit.

Ocarina of time... nope already there.... Stafox 64.... nope already there.... Metroid prime 2?

Dood, Prime 2 was my least favorite Metroid game, out of the 4 I've beaten. Or at least that was the case when I made the list, but after replaying it I might actually consider it better than 3.

You were closest with the first guess.

The legend of Zelda Skyward sword?

Well I assume you just did a simple elimination process by looking at my list and naming the only 3D Zelda not in it. That's cheating. Last year someone guessed it without that kind of stuff . But well, you deserve some credit for the effort.

Skyward Sword it is.



mZuzek said:
uran10 said:
mZuzek said:
uran10 said:
mZuzek said:
My #1 game is my favorite game of all time and I expect someone to figure it out.

Yes, that's my hint. I used it last year and with a little extra hint that didn't add much it worked. But if someone wants to try guessing, we can discuss so I narrow it down a bit.

Ocarina of time... nope already there.... Stafox 64.... nope already there.... Metroid prime 2?

Dood, Prime 2 was my least favorite Metroid game, out of the 4 I've beaten. Or at least that was the case when I made the list, but after replaying it I might actually consider it better than 3.

You were closest with the first guess.

The legend of Zelda Skyward sword?

Well I assume you just did a simple elimination process by looking at my list and naming the only 3D Zelda not in it. That's cheating. Last year someone guessed it without that kind of stuff . But well, you deserve some credit for the effort.

Skyward Sword it is.

lol Process of elimination is best method :D . I figured it was a zelda game but my top 3 guesses were already on your list so I was like... okay... gotta be skyward sword then.





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#6: Super Mario World

Platform
1991

Super Mario World always seemed larger than life. As someone who played Sonic the Hedgehog back in the day, Mario wasn't as fast, sure, but Sonic was never this big. Whether it be the map, showing a seemingly endless land full of secrets and pathways, or the levels themselves with their verticality (especially with the cape) or the diversity (Ghost Houses, Castles, Underwater levels that wouldn't kill you). The game remains every bit as special as it was in 1991, with incredible level design, platforming, and controls. The music is joyous and iconic, the graphics are vibrant and full of character, and... well... Yoshi! Super Mario World is a master class of a game, and remains a game that I'll pick up and play no matter how many years go by.



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#5: Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Platform
1992

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is a special game for me. It was the first game I ever fell in love with (I actually played the original after). It was the game that showed me how amazing video games could be, and how much they could achieve. It turned me into a Sonic fan, and after that Sonic was my hero. But more than that, Sonic 2 is a brilliant game that hones the experience set by its predecessor. The added spin dash gives Sonic his signature move and it also introduces Miles "Tails" Prower (Get it? Miles Prower? Miles Per Hour? Genius!), Mecha Sonic, and the Death Egg, an awesome homage to Star Wars. The music is brilliant, the graphics pixel perfect, and the level design fast, frantic, and unforgettable. Sonic 2 represents my start into this crazy thing called the entertainment industry, and I'll be forever grateful.



#4: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Action Adventure
1998

The cliched entry, but then again it's that way for a good reason. Ocarina is a special game, a game that broke barriers and pushed the medium while remaining faithful to what made the gaming industry so unique. This game opened eyes, mine included, to what gaming could achieve, and what you as the player could achieve through it. I was allowed to see through Link's eyes, and more importantly, walk in his shoes and interact through him. Every experience was one that we shared together, all through the magic of interactivity that gaming brings. Whether it be the first time we saw Hyrule Field, the startling realization of Adult Link and that the game wasn't even 1/3 completed, riding Epona, confronting Ganondorf and the incredible battle that followed... or finally saving the world and realizing that it was just a game. But a game like this is one that is truly unforgettable, truly revolutionary, and truly what gaming is all about. The game is here for a reason, so I raise a glass to Ocarina of Time, the God Father of video games.



#3: Super Mario Galaxy

Platform
2007

A game that bleeds invention, creativity, and above all else, joy. Super Mario Galaxy reached for the stars and pushed the series into the stratosphere. Every level was a joy to play through, and the game had so many ideas bursting at the seams. Even the controller was seen as a toy to play with, and how it was used in a variety of ways was brilliant. The game is an endless toy box, with each galaxy holding something new for you to play with. The soundtrack is a revelation, the graphics are gorgeous, and I could go on and on (as I already have) about the sublime game and level design. Super Mario Galaxy is a testament to interactive entertainment, and more than that, a look into the heart of what makes gaming so amazing.



#2: Sonic & Knuckles

Platform
1994

Many folks see Sonic the Hedgehog 3 and Sonic & Knuckles as one whole piece, and I see where they're coming from. For some reason, Sega split the game in two halves and bookended them in 1994. Seprated, they're both incredible games (and to be honest, S&K would be #2 regardless), but together they form an experience unlike any other. It's like if Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi were combined. But I'd like to focus on S&K, which to me represents the very best in 2D Gaming. Incredible sprite graphics, unforgettable music, a simple yet engrossing story told through the gameplay, and some of the best pacing in gaming history (I can't tell you how much I adore playing from Lava Reef Zone to the end. It's so damn perfect.). Everything just flows so perfectly that I can't help but gush about it all. So I'll stop while I'm ahead and smile to myself as all the memories come flooding back. Truly a masterpiece!



#1: Super Mario Galaxy 2

Platform
2010

As we see 2015 fade away, and over the past 50 days remind ourselves of why we love this hobby of ours so much, we all now stand at the precipice of it all: our greatest game of all time. For me that game is Super Mario Galaxy 2, a game that somehow improved on perfection. I'll sing its praises for a bit: the game is honed, tightened, and refined... yet at the same time expanded upon with bigger ideas and bigger stakes. Super Mario Galaxy 2 perfects what the original started, and even then it soars to new worlds of creativity. There's not much else to say to be honest. Galaxy 2 is the best that gaming has to offer, and reminds us all about the heights that interactive entertainment can reach. I'll close with a quote from Satoru Iwata, reminding me the simple truth that gaming has to offer:

Above all, video games are meant to just be one thing: Fun for everyone.

I couldn't agree more, and Super Mario Galaxy 2 is the perfect representation of that.