Oh man. Got time to read my giant post?
My first game was Rogue Squadron, and it will always hold a special place in my heart. "Ya like shootin' Y-wings, do ya?"
The Call of Duty franchise, no matter how much Clark may hate Activision, is also very special to me. As a young lad I played that game for ridiculous amounts of time. I still miss the United Offensive multiplayer. My disc is scratched.
Just looking around my room at this point. Grand Theft Auto was always ridiculous fun. Started on Vice City and didn't look back... I've played the previous games but 3d is really where the franchise became memorable. San Andreas was hilarious... why no bicycles in GTAIV?
I played the first Company of Heroes and that game has always appealed to me even though I've never been good at the micromanaging part of strategy games. Probably because in that game good strategy outweighed some of the micromanagement issues I had.
Age of Mythology is probably the only other RTS that I enjoyed, simply because I'm a huge mythology fan.
The Splinter Cell series, by which I mean Pandora Tomorrow, Chaos Theory, and Conviction. Not Double Agent, and I played the first far too long ago to remember it properly. Sam Fisher, as I have previously extolled, is a badass who has few equals. P.S. I wrote a Conviction review for my blog. *looks down at sig*
Assassin's Creed has misstepped many times but it's a very interesting two games.
Half-life 2 and it's episodes are my absolute favorite games to come from Valve. TF2 used to be fun but I don't find it very appealing anymore what with all the unbalanaced items and ridiculous updates. Portal has just been so overrated that I've become jaded to it, but it's still a great game. (That really proves my point about the ridiculous love it gets... its one of the best games I've ever played and I still call it overrated.)
Mass Effect 1 was interesting enough, but ME2 blew the first game so far out of the water that I can never play it again. It's the best Bioware game I've ever played. The plot and characters are outstanding, and it has both one of the best beginnings of a game I've ever seen and, though I'm not saying this in absolute terms, probably the best ending mission I've ever played.
Arkham Asylum, too, was a really great game with a fantastic beginning. Funnily enough, the game shifted Batman, for me, from a level of mostly indifferent respect, to "OH MY GOD HE'S THE PHLOXING BATMAN." Not that the character isn't still overrated, but I appreciate him a lot more now.
I'm going to miss a few games, I can tell...
Warcraft games were awesome, and I really do love WoW, if only for the story and the epicness of the characters I've created.
I used to play Red Alert 2 like crazy. Go Commies! "Conscript reporting..." Much more fun than Yuri's Revenge, because the cloning vats were still Soviet structures.
Psychonauts is one of the funniest, no, scratch that, it is
the funniest game I've ever played, and remains my favorite from Tim Schafer. I'll never look at milkmen the same way again. That game had some pretty amazing music, too.
In the same vein, Full Throttle was also awesome.
Um... I played Mario Kart: Double Dash and Super Smash Bros. Melee with friends a lot. Melee was extraordinarly fun, and I kick ass at Mewtwo. I remember some website rated all the characters, and Mewtwo was dead last, and everyone always told me so when I played. Well, my friends don't mention that anymore.
Both games are better by far than their Wii sequels.
My Gamecube broke but just the memories makes me want to buy one on the cheap.
I remember playing Double Dragon on the NES at my uncle's house when I was a kid. Years later, me and my brother got the GBA version, with the linkup thing. That was super fun.
Well, that was thorough, I think. If I remember anything I'll be sure to come back.
This post has been edited by Apocalypse: 03 May 2010 - 07:11 PM