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Slarvax said:
BraLoD said:
1. Not LoD

LoD

Dammit.

... yes.



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#1 - A Link Between Worlds

This was a game I heard from little. It came and went, and it had a following, but never acclaimed as a masterpiece. When I got it early this year, I learned what a real masterpiece is.

The intro sequence is not as great as other games; it takes you a while to get your sword and you start in a mini dungeon with no theme, which compared to ALttP's intro is pretty underwhelming. Nevertheless, you meet a lot of the cast in the process, which is the best in any Zelda game. All the sages are very good characters, there are no monologues, and they are kind of surprising to meet for the first time. Not plot-twist heavy, but still surprising.

But on the same branch, it has one of the best stories and plot-twists of any Zelda game. One bunny-like character and some lady are really shocking

The gameplay is simply phenomenal. From the moment you control Link, it is such a smooth ride that you won't stop for hours. The emphasis on Rupees is very thought out; many items are really expensive, so the majority of the treasures are Rupees. And of course, the dungeon items are locked behind Rupees at all times, instead of being in a dungeon, which opens the world to your choice and lets you use any items you want any way you want, specially because they have multiple uses.

The world is filled with houndreds of secrets, and Mai-Mais are lovely. Dungeons are amazing and each is unique. The soundtrack, which mostly features a Spanish guitar is beautiful. It looks beautiful. The whole game fills very thought out. Each part is memorable and unique; this game has no flaws.

Finally, while the merging mechanic is kinda silly, it works perfectly with the game. It's all connected in some way. Platforms are reached differently, enemies, items. 

I could go on and on about it, so I'll just say you should play this game. If you have a 3DS, it's a must. If you don't, you should consider it. It is, at the very least, almost perfect.



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mZuzek said:

#2 - The living proof that games can be masterpieces even with horrible framerates (looking at you, Breath of the Wild haters), though it later got a smooth-running remastered edition as part of a two-game collection.

Extra hint: sixteen.

So, I'm a bit late to the party as usual... happy new year people!

My #1 is not exactly one of the most beloved entries in its franchise.



2. Hint: At some point you can pay a guy and his dog to slay enemies.
Hint 2: A named sword is on the boxart of this game in some versions.
Hint 3: Both hint 1 and 2 make appearances in some shape or form in the newest game in the long standing series.
Hint 4: Hint 1 is Yojimbo, and Hint 2 is Brotherhood.
Hint 5: Maybe it's just a dream.

1 Hint: Over 100 million people have played this game at some point, and many like me have spent over 100 days /played on a single character.



Slarvax said:

#1 - A Link Between Worlds

 

*facepalms for myself*



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Sorry guys, real-life keeps getting in the way so I haven't been able to participate in the discussions as much as I would have liked. 

 

So I've gone and posted my top 50 in the official thread:

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8148420

Rank Game Title Developer(s) System Played Year
50 Starquake Bubble Bus Software Amstrad CPC 464 1985
49 Bioshock Infinite Irrational Games PC 2013
48 Tomb Raider & Tomb Raider Anniverssary Core Design/Crystal Dynamics PC & PS1 1996/2007
47 Tekken 3 Namco PS1 1997
46 Shaodw of the Colossus Team Ico PS2 2005
45 Call of Duty Infinity Ward PC 2003
44 Gran Turismo 6 Polyphony Digital PS3 2013
43 Metal Gear Solid 4 Kojima Productions PS3 2008
42 Age of Mythology + The Titans Expansion Ensemble Studios PC 2002
41 Bomb Jack Tehkan Amstrad CPC 464 1984
40 Mirror's Edge Catalyst DICE PS4 2016
39 Final Fantasy X Square Enix PS2 & PS4 2001
38 Neverwinter Nights + Shadows of Undrentide + Hordes of the Underdark Bioware PC 2002
37 Portal  Valve corporation PC 2007
36 Starcraft Blizzard PC 1998
35 Fallout 3 Bethesda Game Studios PC 2008
34 Starcraft 2 Blizzard PC 2010
33 Assassins Creed 2 Ubisoft Montreal PS3 2009
32 Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind + Tribunal + Bloodmoon Bethesda Game Studios PC 2002
31 Portal 2 Valve corporation PC 2011
30 Dishonored Arkane Studios PC 2012
29 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Infinity Ward PC 2007
28 Dragon Age: Inquisition Bioware PC 2014
27 Far Cry 4 Ubisoft Montreal PC 2014
26 The Witcher 2 CDProjekt RED PC 2011
25 Age of Empire II + Expansions Ensemble Studios PC 1999
24 Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Kojima Productions PS4 2015
23 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas RockStar PS2 & PC 2004
22 Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater Kojima Productions PS2/PS3 2004
21 Legend of Zelda: Links Awakening Nintendo Game Boy 1993
20 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Bioware PC 2003
19 Metal Gear Solid Kojima Productions PS1 1998
18 Uncharted 2 Naughty Dog PS3 & PS4 2009
17 Fallout 4 Bethesda Game Studios PC 2016
16 Age of Empires + The Rise of Rome Ensemble Studios PC 1997
15 Half-Life + Source + Black Mesa mod Valve corporation PC 1998
14 Uncharted 4 Naughty Dog PS4 2016
13 Grand Theft Auto V Rockstar PS3 & PC 2013/2015
12 Mass Effect 3 Bioware PC 2012
11 Final Fantasy VII Squaresoft PS1, PC & PSN 1997
10 Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Bethesda Game Studios PC 2011
9 Super Mario World Nintendo SNES 1991
8 Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bethesda Game Studios PC 2006
7 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Eidos Montreal PC 2016
6 Dragon Age: Origins Bioware PC 2009
5 The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt CDProjekt RED PC 2015
4 Mass Effect 2 Bioware PC 2010
3 Deus Ex: Human Revolution Eidos Montreal PC 2011
2 Half-Life 2 + episodes 1 & 2 Valve corporation PC 2004
1 Deus Ex ion Storm PC 2000

I'll at least give a mini review of the 4 new entries:

40. Mirrors Edge Catalyst

This is much closer to the game I wanted the original PS3/360 to be. It still has its frustrating moments with a single minor screw up resulting in a complete mission failure, but it was simply so much fun to have the freedom to explore a city via the rooftops in first-person. It can still be better by removing those small frustrations, but this is the closest it's come to fulfilling the promise of the original first-person parkour concept.

 

17. Fallout 4

This game came out at just the right time for me to fall in love with it. Having just become a new father IRL the story of a character searching for his own son really gelled with me. I don't normally become too invested in Bethesda storylines (although I do tend to enjoy them), however the timing of this game's release meant I really became invested in the story which is why it's so high up the list. As a wRPG it also presented you with difficult and morally ambiguous decisions. No matter what option you pick at the end, there's always a part of you that will feel guilty. The added settlement building options (clunky as they are) just add to an already great wRPG.

 

14. Uncharted 4

This is the perfect ending to the Uncharted series. Although the addition of a brotherly Drake was a bit out of the blue, the story and characters had depth and explored themes that very few blockbuster games have even touched on. The larger and open environments allowed for more strategic gameplay and the removal of the spawning enemies that charcterised the previous games was a welcome move. Although the environments grew much larger the game never lost the intensity in the plot which sometimes happens when games give the player more freedom. All-in-all this is now my favorite Uncharted game. 


7. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

I'm a huge Deus Ex fan and I really enjoyed Mankind Divided. The story was good, the themes explored were in-line with Deus Ex and relevant to the world today, and you can see that they're in the process of guiding the storyline to the start of the original game (which is my no. 1). The gameplay is classic Deus Ex with multiple routes and methods for achieving mission objectives. Truly emergent gameplay at its best with perhaps only Dishonored really offering any competition in this discipline.

I've rated it lower than Human Revolution (3rd) and the original game (1st) as it really only has a single international hub area (Prague) that you revisit multiple times over the course of the game (Deus Ex had 3 hubs whilst HR had 2). The overall game also doesn't feel like a complete package as it feels like the story is in transition and we've yet to get to the meatiest part.

However, whilst I was disappointed with only having Prague as the only hub area, what I've come to appreciate is just how detailed environment really is with off-journal storylines, extra charcters and smaller, detailed side quests that all have plenty of time to shine. Whilst many games are going open world and presenting massive areas with endless streets of nameless NPCs, Mankind Divided gives the player a smaller area to explore but absolutely packs every inch with little details pertaining to the world or even to the main characters themselves. You can literally run for 5 seconds down any one of the streets and have gone past multiple areas of interest (an apartment where a murder has been commited, a guy looking for a black market exchange, hackable storage areas, side quests etc.) that really expand on the game and the world.  



mZuzek said:
mZuzek said:

#2 - The living proof that games can be masterpieces even with horrible framerates (looking at you, Breath of the Wild haters), though it later got a smooth-running remastered edition as part of a two-game collection.

Extra hint: sixteen.

So, I'm a bit late to the party as usual... happy new year people!

My #1 is not exactly one of the most beloved entries in its franchise.

#2 SotC?

#1 uhm... Skyward Sword? Pokemon X/Y (You havent listed Pokemon X/Y, right?)... Other M

Farsala said:
2. Hint: At some point you can pay a guy and his dog to slay enemies.
Hint 2: A named sword is on the boxart of this game in some versions.
Hint 3: Both hint 1 and 2 make appearances in some shape or form in the newest game in the long standing series.
Hint 4: Hint 1 is Yojimbo, and Hint 2 is Brotherhood.
Hint 5: Maybe it's just a dream.

1 Hint: Over 100 million people have played this game at some point, and many like me have spent over 100 days /played on a single character.

I know #2 is an Assassins Creed, but I know nothing about AC

#1 sounds like a Mario game... or a PC game. Probably an old PC game I dont know about.

S.Peelman said:
Slarvax said:

#1 - A Link Between Worlds

*facepalms for myself*

All according to plan.



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Slarvax said:

#2 SotC?

#1 uhm... Skyward Sword? Pokemon X/Y (You havent listed Pokemon X/Y, right?)... Other M

#2 is right.

#1, well... I won't take triple guesses, but if you know me, you know it.



Farsala said:
2. Hint: At some point you can pay a guy and his dog to slay enemies.
Hint 2: A named sword is on the boxart of this game in some versions.
Hint 3: Both hint 1 and 2 make appearances in some shape or form in the newest game in the long standing series.
Hint 4: Hint 1 is Yojimbo, and Hint 2 is Brotherhood.
Hint 5: Maybe it's just a dream.

1 Hint: Over 100 million people have played this game at some point, and many like me have spent over 100 days /played on a single character.

2. Final Fantasy X

1. World of Warcraft



BraLoD said:
Farsala said:
2. Hint: At some point you can pay a guy and his dog to slay enemies.
Hint 2: A named sword is on the boxart of this game in some versions.
Hint 3: Both hint 1 and 2 make appearances in some shape or form in the newest game in the long standing series.
Hint 4: Hint 1 is Yojimbo, and Hint 2 is Brotherhood.
Hint 5: Maybe it's just a dream.

1 Hint: Over 100 million people have played this game at some point, and many like me have spent over 100 days /played on a single character.

2. Final Fantasy X

1. World of Warcraft

Yes. Great thread guys :). Always a pleasure reliving the best of games with everyone.