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Old 08-17-2013, 10:43 AM   #23
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Default Re: Top 10 video games of all time..

1. Ninja Gaiden (NES) - I've yet to find another game that gives me the adrenaline rush and utter NEED to beat the game the way Ninja Gaiden did. And when I finally beat it, I kept playing it over and over until I could beat it without getting one game over. The music, the story, the action...epic.

2. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES) - I'm a huge Zelda fan, and this one is my favorite out of all the titles in the series. I really enjoy the 3D versions, and two of them show up further down on my list, but they don't have the same gameplay and ease of use the way LttP did.

3. Super Mario Bros 3 (NES) - Probably the first game I've ever beaten, it's still my favorite Mario game of all time. Great powerups, great difficulty curve and fun levels made this my favorite game as a kid.

4. Legend of Zelda: The Windwaker (GCN) - Lots of people hated on the cell shaded graphics for Wind Waker, but I loved it. It gave us the chance to really get some "emotion" out of Link, as opposed to the stonefaced, boring hero we had before. The music was great (I use the music when you're sailing as my alarm every morning), puzzles even greater, and it had a nice satisfying ending where you stab Gannon in the face and end his shit.

5. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Genesis) - My first 16 bit game, and probably among the first 5 games I've ever beaten. I've played this game many times I've beaten it without getting hit once. Ended up with something like 46 lives and a bunch of continues. Sonic 2 also has damn good music...love the Chemical Plant Zone theme the most.

6. Pokemon Yellow (GBC) - I hated Pokemon when it was in its heyday...I was probably 13 or 14 and thought it was too kiddy for my liking, especially with the TV shows and everything. I picked it up at 17 and instantly changed my mind about it. I tapped out after 496 Pokemon, but I've played so many of them and studied types/weaknesses/movesets/teams to the point where it's pretty sad.

7. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii) - Three Zelda games and no Ocarina of Time? Yeah, well....I really liked this entry in the series because I felt the biggest connection to Link out of any other Zelda game I've played. I hated the fact that Skyloft replaced Hyrule at first, but the characters made it a lot more intimate. We finally got a relationship between Link and Zelda that was much more dynamic than "Go save the princess." Plus the controls (and the stamina bar) where fantastic on the Wii Motion Plus Remote.

8. Paper Mario 2: The Thousand Year Door (GCN) - The 2nd entry to the Paper Mario series, and the third console RPG that starred Mario. The gameplay was addictive, although it could get repetitive (but what RPG doesn't?). It had some legit LOL moments, and I remember being really disappointed after beating the game because I wanted more. If that's not a sign of a great game, I don't know what is.

9. Mortal Kombat (2011) (PS3) - I've owned every Mortal Kombat game since they started coming out. MK's my favorite fighting series and MK2001 is my favorite out of all of them. The kharacter list is impressive (would've liked Shinnok to make an appearance though), and the fighting mechanic is smooth and fluid. I loved the addition of the challenge tower, and how the story mode doesn't feel like a tacked-on afterthought like every other fighting game I've played in my life. Oh, how can i forget the fatalities? Lots and lots of gems here....Quan Chi's Leg Beatdown and Kung Lao's Buzzsaw are my favorites.

10. NBA 2k13 (PS3) - I've owned copies of NBA Live/2k every year since 1997, and this is my favorite. I think it's the best basketball simulation I've seen in a video game, and fell in love with the MyCareer mode as soon as I started playing it.

HMs: Donkey Kong Country Returns (Wii), Mega Man 2 (NES), Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing (PS3), Turtles in Time (SNES), Castlevania (NES)

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