I was four years old when I picked up the first game I ever played. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time. To this date it is the best "Beat 'em up" I have ever touched. I have not put down a controller ever since that fateful day.
It is no easy task to pick a favorite game. My favorite games have all impacted me in their own unique ways. Ocarina of Time is the most atmospheric game I have ever played. Final Fantasy IX made me empathize with the suffering of the characters like no other game. Phantasy Star Online is the game I have dedicated the most time to ever. Super Mario 64 left me in awe for it was the first time I felt in total control of a character. To pick one is to deny the others their glory.
Currently I am playing Final Fantasy XIII. Does it deserve the hate? I certainly hope not.