hmm, lets start out with the first few videogames i played
old atari... donkey kong and pole position and ofcourse... pacman!
then at age 6 or so i got my first console i ever remember getting, the sega genesis. Great system. I still remember Sonic 1 and 2 which came with it (and ofcourse the other sonics as well), rings of power - the first sega rpg i played, phantasy star 4 - the first "deep" rpg i ever passed (and i still love that game), and the shining force series which was just plain fun and awesome, loved every minute of it. Gunstar heroes, another very fun game on sega that is hard to forget (actually i usually forget about it but that doesn't mean it wasn't as awesome as i'm making it sound
who could forget about mario though? 1, 2, 3... all of them are at the very least somewhat memorable. FF2 (4) was the first rpg on any console i ever played, i still remember renting it for the first time. It was a fun game. FF3 (6) is still to date one of my favourite games of all time, it had a deep story to it, all the characters had their own background you could explore, it had emotional moments, and everything. Chrono Trigger would be next, with its fun gameplay and story. Shadowrun for both genesis and snes was also a fun game imo, its a shame most people didnt really get into them because they were fun games, both of which i replayed this last month.
now, lets get to the system that I am known for, the computer
Starting with my first pc games, warcraft 2, my first rts. It will always be nostalgic for me for that reason alone, but the fun gameplay and good array of music made it an awesome game. Next would be Mechwarrior 2, a game that i got with a 3d accelerator i bought oh so long ago, the music was awesome, the gameplay was awesome, it will also be among my top games of all time list. Age of empires, i remember playing this game every night when i got it, i'd have bloodshot eyes because of it but its not like i cared, i was playing AoE
. And who can forget Heroes of Might and Magic, a true classic series. I still remember getting HoMM2 for my 8th or so birthday... i couldn't stop playing it for probably a year, the homm series is still one that i go back to every now and then, another one on the top games list for sure. And then theres fallout, the game that got me into computer rpgs... what true gamer hasn't played this one? Unreal Tournament, the title speaks for itself, game of the year, fps of the decade imo, and still some of the best fps action you can find. And then there's grim fandango, and curse of monkey island, two classic lucasarts games, both award winners, but side splitters, both truly classics. At last, we come to anachronox, the buried treasure, i've talked about it already so many times that anyone who's been here long enough has probably already read about it... my #1 of all time.
sooo... to recap... heres my top 10 list of games that affected me
#10) Mechwarrior 2, one of a kind, great music, very fun gameplay
#9) FF2 (4), will remain a thing of nostalgia, my first ever rpg, that alone makes it deserve this spot if not for anything else
#8) Grim Fandango, for all the great laugs, the classy atmospheres, fitting music, and awesome characters (go glottis!)
#7) Curse of Monkey Island 3, another LucasArts adventure that had a wacky art style, funky music, awesome characters (go Murray!), and some of the funniest gaming moments in history
#6) Unreal Tournament, the great fps that set the standards that haven't been passed to date
#5) Heroes of Might and Magic 2 (though all in the series were great), a turn based classic that cost me countless hours of sleep, and who knows how many marks on report cards
#4) Phantasy Star 4, for the deep storyline and character backgrounds, for the music, and for the fun
#3) Fallout, for its post apocalyptic mayhem, for the freedom of choice, for the bloody mess trait, Go Dogmeat!
#2) FF6, for its deep emotional storyline, the great array of music, and the characters, it won't be forgotten
#1) Anachronox, for all the hours of humour, emotion, and pleasure (non sexual) it's brought
It's hard making a list of your top games, i had to leave out sonic and gunstar heroes for one thing