Day 30: Your favorite game of all time.
Well, we made it. 30 days, 30 blog posts, 30 gaming-related questions answered. “Favorite game” is always one of those tough questions to answer, having to rate on enjoyment at the time you played it, but also taking into consideration the want to replay the game, or graphics and music, or characters and story…Anyway, I have 31 top rated games on my Backloggery, and picking just one of those is pretty tough. So, after some deliberation (read: 5 minutes) here’s what I think is my favorite game of all time.
Suikoden V! Barely edging out Suikoden II, mainly because of plot pacing and number of characters I liked. Even though I’ve only been through the game 1.5 times, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time spent on the game. I’m not one to replay games much anyway.
I’ll give some shout outs to other games, though.
-Star Fox 64 is a very good adventure/railshooter, and very much a game I’ll always come back to for a run through.
-Knights in the Nightmare still wins for strangest mechanics and gameplay
-Ever 17 is the best mindfuck
-Growlanser II is the most breakable RPG I’ve played
-Earthbound definitely has its charm as a quirky RPG. Not many go the real-world route, after all.
-And for all it has popped up in this list, it’d be a shame not to put Valkyria Chronicles here for having awesome graphics and story
Thanks all for reading! We’ll be back to no blog posts for a while -3-
Day 29: A game you thought you wouldn’t like, but ended up loving.
Y’know, I hated the Sakura Wars franchise for…oh, 7 years all because of the horrid TV anime. So when SLML was announced, I had a very lukewarm reaction. I knew the history of the series, how no games had crossed the pond yet there was a little fanbase crying out for it. As with many NISA or Atlus releases, it came with swag, and I planned to get it for the swag and maybe to resell when it got rare.
I didn’t really expect to fall in love with the franchise, eventually watching the rest of the anime OVAs (which ranged from good to utter trash) and importing the PSP ports of the first two games. I’m not as hardcore as other new fans, but I do like the series now.
Day 28: Favorite game developer.
Atlus! Or as the haters say, Fatlus.
Really I didn’t pay attention to developers until 2004 or so, and even then Atlus caught my eye on the publishing side. But they did the SMT series and that makes them awesome.
Second place is Nintendo cause I grew up with ’em.
Day 27: Most epic scene ever.
It’s totally the set of scenes you go through when defeating Luca Blight in Suikoden II. Three battles, a duel, and cutscenes inbetween…just to take down one guy.
Day 26: Best voice acting.
JRPGs have the problem of pulling from the same pool of voice actors, which makes you hear the same people over and over, and sometimes those VAs end up “phoning in” the role. Despite this, Persona 4 has some of the best voice work that I’ve heard, even with a few new faces in the game. Obviously the voice direction was well done and much improved from Persona 3 (and a bit better than The Answer).
Day 25: A game you plan on playing.
Gods I can’t just pick one. I’ve got whole wishlist of stuff I want to buy and a whole ‘nother list of stuff I haven’t finished or started. But a definite “plan on playing”…let’s go with the lulz option.
Oh I totally plan on playing Radiata Stories someday, it’s just a matter of when. I’ve owned it for 4.5 years. It’s going to be my last PS2 game that I’ll start and finish 😀
Day 24: Favorite classic game.
I suppose this is classic enough, right? Final Fantasy VI is my first or second favorite FF game, and IMO the best of the SNES generation.