So since I'm new here, and my previous posts have had a 3/4 success rate, I thought I'd share with you all my top favourite games of all time (as of Feb 4th 2008). I haven't yet so pretend like this post is uber original.
5- Super Mario Galaxy
When the Wii came out, two games had filled my dreams with creamy goodness; Twilight Princess and Mario Galaxy. The thing that Galaxy does right is return to more contemporary platforming roots. With amazing visuals that taint your eyes with splendiferous goodness and wacky animation of Mario flip flopping and flying all over space I felt a certain "high".
4- Paper Mario (N64)
Never has a Mario game taken the time to let the player explore the actual Mushroom kingdom in all its glory. I was in euphoria wondering the streets filled with Toadstools and then the cool wilderness and Koopa Village, the tropical Yoshi island... its a game that gave me hours (maybe days...) of fun that remains a fond childhood memory.
3- Dragon Quest 8
I wouldn't say I'm an RPG fan per-say, however I do enjoy the odd one now and again. Dragon Quest 8 had such a predictable plot, yet it was pulled off nicely with actually cool characters, that made you care. The ingenious methods of immersing game play such as saving through confession really drew me into the thick molasses of the game.
2- Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
One of the most pleasant surprises in gaming I've ever experienced. I simply love a good story and great characters, but for some reason high action games failed to incorporate said aspect. Uncharted literally combines all my favourite bits of gaming; good story, cool characters, slick action and jumping around!
1- The Legend of Zelda: OCARINA OF TIME MUTHA F**KAS!
The first game I owned was Ocarina, got my N64 and Goldeneye, along with my first Zelda game. I had been a fan before though, as since a very young age I had played the NES and SNES at my cousins house. I'd play for hours, and when Link grew into 3D and Hyrule was open for mouth watering exploration, I just... cry in joy...
There are other fantastic games that I love, Assassins Creed, Final Fantasy 12, Skies of Arcadia, Super Smash... but these games I hold dear to my heart for the amazing experience they provide(d).
Comment away, do you share the same feelings towards these titles even though they may not grace your own top 5?