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  • IcemopperIcemopper Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Well. After a grueling hour or so, I'm done, and I've ended up with this top 5, the other 20 is a mess of games and my opinion hardly matters:

    Portal (PC, XBOX) <2007>
    Half-Life 2 [Episodes 1 and 2] (PC, 360) <2004>
    Left 4 Dead 2 (PC, 360) <2009>
    Super Mario Galaxy (Wii) <2007>
    Resident Evil 4 (GC, PS2, Wii) <2005>

    Yes. Portal as number 1 of the decade. Despite it being short, when I played it and kept playing it, I could find no flaw whatsoever. It was fun, it was humorous, it brought puzzles to a new level, and it was exceedingly innovative.

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  • DekuStickDekuStick Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    My Picks
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  • fragglefartfragglefart Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Aaaand, second time lucky, it worked.

    So here is my list;

    1. Rock Band 2 (360, PS2, PS3, Wii) <2008> Best game of all time. Picked this version above all other RB and GH games, love this game so much.
    2. Halo 3 <2007> Well, might have picked the original Halo but plucked for this instead, Halo has it all, so damned good.
    3. Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2 (360*) <2008> I spent more time with the original GW:RE and actually prefer it, but what this game brought to the table with multiplayer and leaderboards plain rocks.
    4. Brütal Legend (360, PS3) <2009> MOST METAL ADVENTURE EVER! Sheer awesomeness.
    5. Shenmue (DC) <2000> Blew my mind at the time, still not played anything quite like it.

    6. Gears of War 2 (360) <2008> Fucking awesome. Horde co-op FTW.
    7. Dead Rising (360, Wii) <2006> DAMNIT meant to click Dead Space (PC, PS3, 360) <2008>
    8. Viva Pinata (360) So pretty, hoped to see more games with such qualiy visuals but nothing else quite like this so far this gen.
    9. Crackdown (360) <2007> Hunting orbs, leaping buildings, kicking trucks, co-op insanity, great fun.
    10. Chu Chu Rocket! (DC, GBA) <2000> A game sent to me for free by SEGA, got online with this and had a blast, this feels like the first promotional XBLA game deal years befre the 360 hit.

    And the rest, more PC stuff with some 360 in there;
    Spoiler:

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  • DisruptorX2DisruptorX2 Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    My top 10. I voted for others, but I don't think anyone cares to read the whole thing.
    Spoiler:

    I'm surprised CS made the cut, considering its a mod for a 1998 game.
    Taramoor wrote: »
    I think everybody's list would read something like

    1. Planescape Torment
    1. Ocarina of Time
    1. Metal Gear Solid
    1. Starcraft

    Those 1's are permanent fixtures by the way. They don't change.

    Over all the SNES classics that I still occasionally play? No way. In any event, my top game of the 90s is 1993's Shattered Lands for PC.

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  • DixonDixon Screwed...possibly doomed CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    My top 10 picks
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    Counter strike would of made prob top 5 if it was source. I never actually played the earlier version, but I was Cal-M for a Canadian team.

    Diablo however will always be number one. I love Halo and I wanted to put it number one but just the shear amount of time that I put into that game is staggering. I wish I could actually tally it all up

  • urahonkyurahonky Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    1. Diablo II [Lord of Destruction] (PC) <2000>
    2. Super Mario Galaxy (Wii) <2007>
    3. Portal (PC, XBOX) <2007>
    4. Resident Evil 4 (GC, PS2, Wii) <2005>
    5. Dead Rising (360, Wii) <2006>
    6. Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (GC) <2007>
    7. Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast (PC, GC, XBOX) <2002>
    8. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Wii, GC) <2006>
    9. Peggle (PC*, 360*, PS3*, DS) [Nights] <2007>
    10. Metroid Prime (GC) <2002>
    11. Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (PS3) <2007>
    12. No More Heroes (Wii) <2008>
    13. Resident Evil 5 (PC, PS3, 360) <2009>
    14. Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core (PSP) <2008>
    15. Pixeljunk Monsters (PS3*) <2008>
    16. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (PS2) <2004>

    Games completed recently: Dead Island: Riptide, Batman: Arkham Origins, StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm, StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty, Dragon's Crown
  • SyphonBlueSyphonBlue Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Oh god this was really, really hard

    1. Half-Life 2 [Episodes 1 and 2] (PC, 360) <2004>
    2. World of Warcraft [Burning Crusade, Wrath of the Lich King] (PC) <2004>
    3. Metroid Prime (GC) <2002>
    4. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS3) <2009>
    5. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (PS2) <2004>
    6. Dead Space (PC, PS3, 360) <2008>
    7. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (PC, PS2, XBOX, GC) <2003>
    8. Beyond Good & Evil (CUBE, XBOX, PS2, PC) <2003>
    9. Shadow of the Colossus (PS2) <2005>
    10. Final Fantasy IX (PS1) <2000>
    11. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (GC) <2003>
    12. Super Mario Galaxy (Wii) <2007>
    13. Portal (PC, XBOX) <2007>
    14. Metroid: Zero Mission (GBA) <2004>
    15. Burnout Paradise (PC, PS3, 360) <2008>
    16. Resident Evil 4 (GC, PS2, Wii) <2005>
    17. No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy in H.A.R.M.'s Way (PC) <2002>
    18. Zone of the Enders: The Second Runner (PS2) <2003>
    19. Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 [Yuri's Revenge] (PC) <2000>
    20. Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (DS) <2005>
    21. Left 4 Dead 2 (PC, 360) <2009>
    22. Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (GBA) <2003>
    23. SSX 3 (PS2, GC, XBOX)
    24. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (DS) <2005>
    25. Mass Effect [Bring Down the Sky, Pinnacle Station] (PC, 360) <2007>

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  • ChenChen Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    The lack of Advance Wars and Fire Emblem on these lists is disheartening. What are you, some kind of fun-hating communist?

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  • PurpleMonkeyPurpleMonkey Why so derp? Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Chen wrote: »
    The lack of Advance Wars and Fire Emblem on these lists is disheartening. What are you, some kind of fun-hating communist?

    Hey Advance Wars is on mine!

    Fairly low down I admit but still on there

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  • dexodexo Registered User
    edited January 2010
    Deus Ex and Thief at the top. The rest doesn't really matter in comparison.

  • AshtonDragonAshtonDragon Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Chen wrote: »
    The lack of Advance Wars and Fire Emblem on these lists is disheartening. What are you, some kind of fun-hating communist?

    Hey Advance Wars is on mine!

    Fairly low down I admit but still on there

    I had 3 Fire Emblem games in my list!
    Although no Advance Wars games made it. Dual Strike was one of the many games in contention for the 25th spot.

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  • GraviijaGraviija Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    DodgeBlan wrote: »
    DodgeBlan wrote: »
    I am glad that no one is voting for MGS4. I am disturbed that people are voting for Twilight Princess
    Spoiler:

    Crazy bastards voting for a great game!

    Well, I didn't vote for TP, I voted for WW

    But I can see why people would vote for TP, it's pretty good!

    I agree. TP is pretty good.

    ITS JUST PRETTY GOOD
    Twilight Princess is incredible. In my opinion.

    So, you know. Take that.

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  • ChenChen Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Chen wrote: »
    The lack of Advance Wars and Fire Emblem on these lists is disheartening. What are you, some kind of fun-hating communist?

    Hey Advance Wars is on mine!

    Fairly low down I admit but still on there

    I had 3 Fire Emblem games in my list!
    Although no Advance Wars games made it. Dual Strike was one of the many games in contention for the 25th spot.
    Well, that's hardly anything special, we all know you're a FE freak. :P

    I find it interesting that some people value the console FEs higher than the handheld FEs. cj had the original on his list of contenders, but only Path of Radiance made it to the top 25.

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  • The Fourth EstateThe Fourth Estate Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Graviija wrote: »
    DodgeBlan wrote: »
    DodgeBlan wrote: »
    I am glad that no one is voting for MGS4. I am disturbed that people are voting for Twilight Princess
    Spoiler:

    Crazy bastards voting for a great game!

    Well, I didn't vote for TP, I voted for WW

    But I can see why people would vote for TP, it's pretty good!

    I agree. TP is pretty good.

    ITS JUST PRETTY GOOD
    Twilight Princess is incredible. In my opinion.

    So, you know. Take that.

    It's ok. Wind Waker was much better. In my opinion.

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  • The Fourth EstateThe Fourth Estate Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Chen wrote: »
    Chen wrote: »
    The lack of Advance Wars and Fire Emblem on these lists is disheartening. What are you, some kind of fun-hating communist?

    Hey Advance Wars is on mine!

    Fairly low down I admit but still on there

    I had 3 Fire Emblem games in my list!
    Although no Advance Wars games made it. Dual Strike was one of the many games in contention for the 25th spot.
    Well, that's hardly anything special, we all know you're a FE freak. :P

    I find it interesting that some people value the console FEs higher than the handheld FEs. cj had the original on his list of contenders, but only Path of Radiance made it to the top 25.

    FE7 was a better game, but the console FEs have better characters/story to my mind.

    <3 Ike

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  • ChenChen Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Yes, but it doesn't have Hector.

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Rogue Coral Springs, FLRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    As much as I love Lyn, Path of Radiance came together far better, and told one epic story.

    Also, Ike.


    And you know how I feel about Nocturne not getting much love. :P Granted, it was extremely rare from day one... but it's worth tracking down.

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  • JauntyJaunty Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I've been agreeing with pretty much what I've been seeing you guys talk about so far, but I snuck Mirror's Edge pretty high up on that list. My only regret is that I wasn't in time to nominate Homeworld 2: Cataclysm just didn't have the same weight as the original for me.

  • SeruleSerule Registered User
    edited January 2010
    1. Guitar Hero 2 (PS2, 360) <2006>
    - My first Guitar Hero; I still believe this is a better one-player experience than Rock Band 2.
    2. Diablo II [Lord of Destruction] (PC) <2000>
    - I finished this solo at least ten times; including once each with six of the seven classes, once on normal-hardcore, once on nightmare.
    3. Metroid Prime (GC) <2002>
    - Completely immersive; I played through normal and then hard.
    4. Mass Effect [Bring Down the Sky, Pinnacle Station] (PC, 360) <2007>
    - The only game I've ever finished, and then immediately restarted.
    5. Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald (GBA) <2003>
    - IMO the best Pokemon game.
    6. Rock Band 2 (360, PS2, PS3, Wii) <2008>
    - I bought this at launch and borrowed my friend's RB1; 84 + 55 + 20 tracks for $60 was a no-brainer. I still think GH2 has a better progression for single-player guitar; but the sheer variety of tracks and ability to play other instruments, or as a band...
    7. Resident Evil 4 (GC, PS2, Wii) <2005>
    - This game actually gave me nightmares. About men with chainsaws. Plus it is the only game I have ever played that make escort quests fun.
    8. World of Warcraft [Burning Crusade, Wrath of the Lich King] (PC) <2004>
    - I totaled all the time I've spent in this game; it comes to just over 1000 hours. And I don't have a single level 80 character! The level 1-20 experience is so amazing, I did it over and over to see each race's starting zone.
    9. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 (GC, PC, PS1, PS2, XBOX) <2001>
    - My personal favorite of the THPS series; controls better than THPS2, and looks better as well. The last one with the 2 minute time limit.
    10. Wario Ware: Twisted (GBA) <2005>
    - I didn't have room on my list for both GBA Wario Ware games. I think the rotation gimmick pushes this one to the top.
    11. Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (GC) <2004>
    - I love the Prime series so much that I made room for both GC entries. I know a lot of people were down on this sequel, but I like it almost as much as the original. I just had to turn the brightness on my TV up a little...
    12. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 (DC, GC, PC, PS1, PS2, XBOX) <2000>
    - I played the DC version compulsively. I hate sports titles, but this was so much fun. I liked the mix of serious / silly in the earlier THPS entries the best; newer titles seem to swerve between the extremes.
    13. Mega Man Battle Network 3 (GBA) <2003>
    - I wish I could have put all the MMBN entries on here. I personally liked the DS entry the best (MMBN5: Double Team), but it wasn't available for nomination...
    14. Pokemon Gold/Silver/Crystal (GBC) <2000>
    - Although I like Ruby/Sapphire more, I really liked the real-time night/day cycle in this version.
    15. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (GC) <2003>
    - Sure, some parts are boring, but it's still one of the best-looking games I've ever played.

    My top 15 were all very easy choices for me, the remainder of my 25 were very tough -
    16. Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga (DS, Wii, PS3, 360, PC) <2007>
    - This earns a spot just because it has my wife saying things like "I can't wait to play Lego Star Wars!"
    17. Fallout 3 [Operation: Anchorage, The Pitt, Broken Steel, Point Lookout, Mothership Zeta] (PC, PS3, 3
    18. Metroid Fusion (GBA) <2002>
    19. Portal (PC, XBOX) <2007>
    20. Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn [Throne of Baal] (PC) <2000>
    21. Resident Evil Code: Veronica (DC,PS2) <2000>
    22. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Wii, GC) <2006>
    23. Super Monkey Ball (GC) <2001>
    24. Neverwinter Nights [Shadows of Undrentide, Hordes of the Underdark, Kingmaker, Premium Modules] (PC)
    25. Viva Pinata (360)

    I wish I could have made room for a few other great titles (KOTR, Bioshock, any of the Castlevania handheld games, Minish Cap, Dawn of War). But those, along with 16-25 are really 'second tier' to me - I think my top 15 is pretty much perfect.

  • eelektrikeelektrik Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Graviija wrote: »
    DodgeBlan wrote: »
    DodgeBlan wrote: »
    I am glad that no one is voting for MGS4. I am disturbed that people are voting for Twilight Princess
    Spoiler:

    Crazy bastards voting for a great game!

    Well, I didn't vote for TP, I voted for WW

    But I can see why people would vote for TP, it's pretty good!

    I agree. TP is pretty good.

    ITS JUST PRETTY GOOD
    Twilight Princess is incredible. In my opinion.

    So, you know. Take that.

    It's ok. Wind Waker was much better. In my opinion.

    Wind Waker, while fantastic and a beautiful game, doesn't have as many dungeons as Twilight Princess which is what I play a Zelda game for. TP to me felt like the most perfectly refined version of the Zelda formula yet, so it placed high on my list. Wind Waker did still make my list though too.

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  • BlurblBlurbl Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Even though proportionally have like 90% 360/Xbox games and 10% Wii/GC games, Super Mario Galaxy, Okami and LoZ: Wind Waker made the top 5 with the other two being WoW and Mass Effect.

    The Wii may not have many good games, but the ones that are worthy are fucking stellar.

  • dfj225dfj225 Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Man, it was hard to rank everything. Here's what I ended up with:
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  • SeruleSerule Registered User
    edited January 2010
    Blurbl wrote: »
    Even though proportionally have like 90% 360/Xbox games and 10% Wii/GC games,

    Not me! I had 28% 360 and 28% GC.

  • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu ___________PIGEON _________San Diego, CA Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    So here's what the list of a PC only gamer looks like:
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    Year breakdown:
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    That only adds upt o 24 so some game is missing. Whatever. 2000 was a pretty awesome year.

  • jeddy leejeddy lee Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I'm going Diablo 2 or Resident Evil 4.

    Backlog Challenge: 0%
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  • RainbowDespairRainbowDespair Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Here's my list

    1 - Pac-Man: Championship Edition (360*) <2007> (Probably spent more time on this game than any other game)
    2 - Resident Evil 4 (GC, PS2, Wii) <2005> (Possibly the only 20+ hour game I've ever beaten twice in about a week).
    3 - Civilization 4 [Warlords, Beyond the Sword] (PC) <2005> (So much replayability)
    4 - Titan Quest (PC) [Immortal Throne] <2006> (Best hack & slash RPG around)
    5 - Persona 4 (PS2) <2008> (Persona 3 did it first, but Persona 4 did it better)
    6 - Siren (PS2) <2004> (Liked this game so much that I played the entire second game in Chinese)
    7 - Mirror's Edge (PC, 360, PS3) <2008> (Best platformer ever)
    8 - Final Fantasy X (PS2) <2001> (An old friend)
    9 - Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne <2004> (When Atlus started to get really awesome)
    10 - Defense Grid (PC*, 360*) <2008> (Cemented my love of tower defense)
    11 - Half-Life 2 [Episodes 1 and 2] (PC, 360) <2004> (Started out awesome, but Ep2 was weak. Hope Ep3 is better)
    12 - Bioshock (360, PS3, PC) <2007> (Very memorable)
    13 - Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter (PS2) <2003> (One of the few games worthy of the term "art")
    14 - Elite Beat Agents (DS) <2006> (Most fun I've ever had on the DS)
    15 - We Love Katamari (PS2) <2005> (Pure joy)
    16 - N [N+] (PC, Xbox 360*, PSP, DS) <2008> (Best 2D platformer ever)
    17 - King's Bounty (PC) [Armored Princess] <2008> (So addictive)
    18 - Silent Hill 2 (PC, PS2, XBOX) <2001> (A horror milestone)
    19 - The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Wii, GC) <2006> (the first 3D Zelda to not have huge flaws)
    20 - Metroid Prime (GC) <2002> (Best of the 3D Metroids)
    21 - Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (XBOX, PC) <2003> (hasn't aged that well but so good the first time)
    22 - Lumines (PSP, PC, 360*, PS3*) <2005> (the reason why I didn't sell my 360 early on)
    23 - Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2 (360*) <2008> (best shmup ever, though Gradius V comes close)
    24 - Half-Minute Hero (PSP) <2009> (completely justified my purchase of the system a few months ago)
    25 - Shadow of the Colossus (PS2) <2005> (epic & beautiful)

    System breakdown (based on the system I played each game primarily on)

    PS2 - 8
    360 - 7
    PC - 4
    GC - 3
    DS - 1
    XBox - 1
    PSP - 1

    I'm a bit surprised at the Gamecube being so high up since I scarcely used it, but the games I did play on it were awesome. Also, I'm more than a little disappointed that I haven't played any Wii games that I enjoyed enough to put in my top 25 (played the GC version of Twilight Princess).

    Year breakdown

    2001 - 2
    2002 - 1
    2003 - 2
    2004 - 3
    2005 - 5
    2006 - 3
    2007 - 2
    2008 - 6
    2009 - 1

    No big surprises here for me. 2005 & 2008 were my two favorite years in gaming of late with 2005 giving us RE4, Civilization 4, We Love Katamari, and more and 2008 giving gems like Mirror's Edge & Persona 4.

  • DisruptorX2DisruptorX2 Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Every game on my list was either for PC or PS2. I think that says what the top 2 platforms of the decade were for me.

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Rogue Coral Springs, FLRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I don't really think of Geometry Wars as a shmup, though I guess it's sort of one.

    My favorite is easily Castle Shikigami 2. I'd have nominated 3, because it has much better voice acting and localization, but 2 is the better game overall.

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  • bfickybficky Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    My Top 25:

    1. Ico (PS2) <2001> - My favorite game of all time. No contest. Oh God, the ending.

    2. Grand Theft Auto III (PS2) <2001> - My reintroduction to console games. Still get a warm, fuzzy feeling when thinking about my first time playing it.

    3. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (PS2) <2003> - Best story/ending ever.

    4. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (GC) <2003> - My favorite Zelda game since OoT, and they're neck and neck for my overall favorite.

    5. SSX 3 (PS2) <2003> - The 30 minute Big Mountain run should be experienced by all.
    Spoiler:

    Years represented:
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    My owned systems represented (which system I played the game on):
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    Pretty satisfied with how my list turned out. I thought it would be harder to order them, but they fell into place pretty quickly. I also nominated way too many games, as only one of the 10 or so games I nominated even made my top 25 (M v. DK). Oh well, sorry OP.

  • GPIA7RGPIA7R Registered User
    edited January 2010
    The only right answers.
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    In order, I believe my #1 is definetly #1... And Chu Chu Rocket was underrated... and Katamari was pretty ground-breaking when it first came out... Animal Crossing GCN was huge for me... Rock Band was innovative... etc etc.

  • Folken FanelFolken Fanel J.2C When's KoFRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Graviija wrote: »
    DodgeBlan wrote: »
    DodgeBlan wrote: »
    I am glad that no one is voting for MGS4. I am disturbed that people are voting for Twilight Princess
    Spoiler:

    Crazy bastards voting for a great game!

    Well, I didn't vote for TP, I voted for WW

    But I can see why people would vote for TP, it's pretty good!

    I agree. TP is pretty good.

    ITS JUST PRETTY GOOD
    Twilight Princess is incredible. In my opinion.

    So, you know. Take that.

    It's ok. Wind Waker was much better. In my opinion.

    Yeah I liked Wind Waker better too.. but I still don't know if its only b/c I played TP at a time when I just wasn't in the mood for a zelda game... I actually just restarted playing wind waker yesterday. Maybe that's a sign since I was more inclined to replay that than TP.

  • GrisloGrislo Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Chen wrote: »
    The lack of [strike]Advance Wars and Fire Emblem[/strike] Ogre Battle on these lists is disheartening. What are you, some kind of fun-hating communist?
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    This post was sponsored by LG.

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  • Zombie HeroZombie Hero Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Grislo wrote: »
    Chen wrote: »
    The lack of [strike]Advance Wars and Fire Emblem[/strike] Ogre Battle on these lists is disheartening. What are you, some kind of fun-hating communist?
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    Agree Completely. Although i also put advance wars DS on my list. Nothing is better than battling ogres.

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  • FrosteeyFrosteey 1521-2945-8940Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Grislo wrote: »
    Chen wrote: »
    The lack of [strike]Advance Wars and Fire Emblem[/strike] Ogre Battle on these lists is disheartening. What are you, some kind of fun-hating communist?
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    Ogre Battle 64 was soooo good.

    For Fire Emblem, I liked Radiant Dawn best for its gameplay, with the good default difficulty level and varying character selections and customization. I knocked some points off though because I recently started a hard file but it takes out the enemy attack range thing, and I really have no desire to go through that in a game where the option is normally available. But I just restarted on normal and did Geoffrey's stage leaving like 47 enemy soldiers alive. It was pretty intense! I might actually use the dark magic caster this time! Thinking about it, he might be my favorite dark mage in the series : (

    The first GBA game would be second in the series, thanks to a pretty solid mix of everything I like in Fire Emblem, but the fact that it wasn't my first FE might have hampered it a bit compared to some people? Looking at it, I really like a lot of things it does individually (cast and supports are really good!), but it's like the whole is less than the sum of its parts. It just never clicked with me like others in the series have. Also it has like the lamest villain ever.

    Sacred Stones and Shadow Dragon I felt were flawed enough that they might not crack my top 75 by any metric. Path of Radiance was good, but for me it just seems like its most memorable quality is leading into Radiant Dawn.

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  • wenchkillawenchkilla Registered User
    edited January 2010
    Grislo wrote: »
    Chen wrote: »
    The lack of [strike]Advance Wars and Fire Emblem[/strike] Ogre Battle on these lists is disheartening. What are you, some kind of fun-hating communist?
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    Agree Completely. Although i also put advance wars DS on my list. Nothing is better than battling ogres.

    So what you guys are saying is that I need to log on to Virtual Console and download some Ogre Battle like right-the-fuck-now?

    Picking my favorite 25 games of the decade was easy. Sorting between which ones were better than others? Nearly impossible. I moved a few around and just left it. It's hard to judge games so different in genre, release time, level of technology, amount of time between playing them. So here's the highlights of my list, in Penny Arcade Best of Award style:

    Top 5:
    1. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS3) <2009> Best direction/action/VA/campaign pacing/storyline/single player/everything
    2. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (PS2) <2004> Best MGS/Hideo Kojima/anything to do with Japan game.
    3. Resident Evil 4 (GC, PS2, Wii) <2005> Best game where you're small time (sorry)
    4. World of Warcraft [Burning Crusade, Wrath of the Lich King] (PC) <2004> Best addiction 2004-2007.
    5. Counter-Strike (PC) <2000> Best "holy shit I was competitively good at this" game

    Noteworthy:
    9. Zone of the Enders: The Second Runner (PS2) <2003> Best simulation of being in a kickass giant mech anime.
    12. Zack and Wiki (Wii) <2007> Best game out of all games that have any sort of puzzles in them.
    13. Perfect Dark (N64) <2000> Best N64 Rare FPS. Yeah, you heard me.
    20. Ace Combat 4: Shattered Skies (PS2) <2001> Best "I was never really into fighter jets and now I brag about how good my motherland's MiGs are" game.
    24. Call of Duty (PC, 306*, PS3*) <2003> Best Single Player PC FPS ever made, don't even try arguing with me I don't give a shit.

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Rogue Coral Springs, FLRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Frosteey wrote: »
    Grislo wrote: »
    Chen wrote: »
    The lack of [strike]Advance Wars and Fire Emblem[/strike] Ogre Battle on these lists is disheartening. What are you, some kind of fun-hating communist?
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    Ogre Battle 64 was soooo good.

    For Fire Emblem, I liked Radiant Dawn best for its gameplay, with the good default difficulty level and varying character selections and customization. I knocked some points off though because I recently started a hard file but it takes out the enemy attack range thing, and I really have no desire to go through that in a game where the option is normally available. But I just restarted on normal and did Geoffrey's stage leaving like 47 enemy soldiers alive. It was pretty intense! I might actually use the dark magic caster this time! Thinking about it, he might be my favorite dark mage in the series : (

    The first GBA game would be second in the series, thanks to a pretty solid mix of everything I like in Fire Emblem, but the fact that it wasn't my first FE might have hampered it a bit compared to some people? Looking at it, I really like a lot of things it does individually (cast and supports are really good!), but it's like the whole is less than the sum of its parts. It just never clicked with me like others in the series have. Also it has like the lamest villain ever.

    Sacred Stones and Shadow Dragon I felt were flawed enough that they might not crack my top 75 by any metric. Path of Radiance was good, but for me it just seems like its most memorable quality is leading into Radiant Dawn.

    Radiant Dawn just made me remember how much I loved Path of Radiance. Radiant Dawn is almost too convoluted.

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  • DomhnallDomhnall Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    It keeps on buggering up when I move from 'game select' to 'game order' screens. No!

    Looking at the list though there's so many games I wish I had got the chance to play. I wish I was into PC gaming earlier so I could try BG II or had a Xbox or PS3 or Wii and a DS and....

    Xbox Live - Minty D Vision
    Steam - Minty D. Vision!
    Origin/BF3 - MintyDVision
  • StollsStolls Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    This was harder than I thought it'd be, and I'd be lying if I said some of the lower rankings were set in stone. Hell, sorting out everything from about 6 on down involved splitting more hairs than I'm used to.

    My top 25:
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    Honorable mentions/didn't see on the list:
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  • DomhnallDomhnall Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    So my list is shakey as all hell but everything is in roughly the right spot (like 7 or 8 places between them). Quite a few games I really wanted to include but there was no space for it (Prince of Persia: SoT, BG&E, Gitaroo Man and quite a few more) but it's done! Dooone!
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    Yearly break-down. Pretty much the same amount of nominations each year with every year getting at least one.
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    System break-down (the system on which I primarily played the game on, counting Fallout 3 for PC & 360). Seems my years of only owning a GC show through. So many great games on that system.
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    Xbox Live - Minty D Vision
    Steam - Minty D. Vision!
    Origin/BF3 - MintyDVision
  • JarsJars Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Finally got it working, but it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be to pick. Of course no one is going to have my #1 because everyone thinks I'm crazy for liking it more than symphony of the night.

    top 3 were
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