how to make me like your game
I was tagged by fightingscholarlykrogan
first things first I have no particular order to this and it probably won’t even be 10 because I hate vidya but here goes nothing
- Hotline Miami. Amazing soundtrack, great visuals, incredibly satisfying gameplay, and a fascinating meta-commentary on the nature of violence in video games. The guys who made it are totally rad, too.
- Mass Effect. Only the original; the sequels hurt my soul. Retro space opera with some surprisingly good writing (I cried twice) and some unique spins on old tropes, along with some fun companions. Suffer through the mediocre gameplay.
- Planescape: Torment. The epitome of RPG writing, set in a fantastically unique setting, with fantastic companions in your party and total freedom to decide who your Nameless One is. The gameplay is tedious and awful, and it’s more like reading an interactive book at times, but it’s a damn good book.
- Battlefield: Bad Company 2. I think the servers are down now, but this is the most fun I’ve ever had in an online FPS. The horribly unbalanced weapons added to the charm.
- Super Smash Bros. Brawl: I was an old Melee fan who pretended at being a professional, but Brawl’s ease of access and new characters (Snake!) make up what is lost in nostalgia value. I could waste weeks playing this with friends.
- The World Ends With You: My vote for best game on the Nintendo DS, and the best JRPG I’ve ever played. Unrelentingly stylish visuals compliment a top-notch soundtrack and a touching story about the nature of teenage angst and alienation. The gameplay is utterly unique. Hunt down a copy of it.
- Kirby Air Ride. Play it and you’ll understand.
- Assassin’s Creed. Only the original. Repetitive gameplay is excused by solid atmosphere and some of my favorite antagonists in vidya. Play it for the writing and weep for what could have been.
I can’t think of more, but I have a love of stylish games and flawed gems with great writing/characters. My tastes are weird as shit.