Intro blog this is. I suppose since this is my first blog I'll tell a little about myself. Well I've been gaming since the SNES era, though I didn't own my own console until 1999 when I got an N64. Up until then I just had a friend whose house I would go to, because he had everything (Genesis, SNES, PSX, etc.) So, I've been playing games almost every day of my life since that faithful christmas in 1990.
I Thought I'd start off by telling my 5 favorite games, and explain why they are so.
5. Team Fortress 2
I have 242 hours clocked in on this game in steam. Holy shit, I have a played this game a lot. It is the multiplayer game that I have played far too much of, it's hard to admit. Just something about the classes, with how different they feel but how well they are balanced keeps me coming back. The characterization of the game is better than almost every other game out there, and it's a bloody multiplayer game. I got so tired of the army and space marine multiplayer games that Team Fortress 2's characterization and amazingly well balanced game play seduced me. I have to admit, when I first played it I didn't like it, but after spending a few hours in it I grew to love it more than any other multiplayer game.
4.Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Still wasting hours a month in this game, it never fails to be fun. The radio stations are some of the best humor in video games, the map is one of the biggest and most varied, the story is one of the most crazy yet emotional(at least for me btw fuck Big Smoke and Ryder) story lines. This game has so much. Carl Johnson is one of the few game protagonist I actually care about, and he's a fucking criminal! As well, I can just spend all day and night dicking around in the city, and with some of the most fun cheats out there, this game almost never gets old.
3.Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence
Mind you, I'm not talking about Snake Eater. While a fantastic game Subsistence is much better. But oh man, talk about an emotional game, the end to this game is the closest I've ever coming to crying while playing a game(yes even closer than in Shadow of the Colossus).The story will have you hooked from the beginning, and the twists will leave you shaking in your boots. The Stealth in this entry of the MGS saga, I think, is at it's best. Hiding in the woods was a lot more fun than in Alaska, the middle east, south america, etc. Being a prequel I can recommend this game to anyone new to MGS, for they won't be left too lost while playing. As a matter of fact, I played this game first out of all the MGS's and it still remains to be my favorite.
Lord knows how many times I've played through this game. I have the map pretty much imprinted on my brain. I have no idea why I fell so in love for Super Metroid as a kid, but it sure as hell stuck. Maybe it was the exploration, or the new mysterious world. All I know is Super Metroid has some of the most solid gameplay out of any 2-d game. With being given new abilites, it really feels like you are progressing in the game, instead of just running through it not doing anything. The boss fights still feel epic in the day and age of 1080p. This game will forever be fun, forever be mysterious, and forever be in my heart.
1.The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Yes, this is generic, but I don't give a shit, I love this game like I will never love another. This was the first game that I,myself, owned. This is the game that drew me into it's world and left me in mystery to learn all of it's secrets. This is the game that terrified me in the Shadow Temple. This is the game that mystified me in the Spirit Temple. This is the game that captured what I wanted in a game so well, it's the only game I have ever 100%. This is the game that frustrated me in the water temple. This is the game that made me proud to show off my horse to my other lil friends. This is the game that defines what video games are to me.