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Hey guys! I've been wondering which games are your favorites and what you like and dislike about them. My favorites are:

1.) The Sims games - the reason why these games are my favorite is because you can be quite creative when creating people/pets and houses. And I really love it that you can create grotesque people, I laugh whenever I make someone with odd faces/body shape! What I don't really like would be the amount of dlcs they have (though I forgot how many dlcs the first two games have).

2.) Saints Row 2 - besides the customization system which gives you an option to create a silly looking character, this game has an interesting story and the cutscenes are so fun to watch! What's more, my favorite activities in this game are Fight Club and Hitman, and I was really sad when I was done with both of them. Another thing that I love about the game is that, for example, you can choose patterns for a shirt and choose buttoned, unbottoned, or tucked in and stuff like that. And a thing I don't like would be pc port, as, for example, vehicle controls are clunky.

3.) Guild Wars 2 - the reason why I love is game is because it has lots of content and interesting world building. Sadly the story didn't catch my interest until the prologue of Icebrood Saga. I also love the customization system, mounts, cosmetics, novelties and artstyle. What's more, I love the diversity between the classes. And races like Sylvari, Charr and Norn are compelling to me. A thing I don't like would be toxicity of people in pvp and world vs world, and the fact that there are elitist guilds/people.

My favorite games are:

1.Xenoblade Chronicles (Wii Release)

The original Xenoblade game is my favorite game of all time. It has a varied and just beautiful cast of characters all with a great amount of depth and the character arcs you see them go through is amazing. The story is one of the best things about the original Xenoblade, and the cutscenes make about an 11-hour movie. Each twist in the narrative is carefully calculated. The battle system is wonderful and innovative and completing quests and navigating menus has never felt better. I could go on and write an essay about why this game is the best game ever made, but I won't.

This game is also quite accessible, having released on the New 3DS and now, a freaking remake is coming to switch and I can't wait for it! If you have a switch, I recommend picking up this game, 100%.

something I don't like about this game...hmmm...I guess the thing I don't like the most about it is that there's a playable character you get, and she isn't very good. Sharla is a good character, but for various reasons, I don't like using her, especially as there's another character with superior skills that shows up soon enough and you'd want to use her instead. Her name is Melia.

2.Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

As far as games go, I've never spent so much time on a Zelda game. Breath of the wild sucked me in with it's unique and fun gameplay and traveling the world was fun. I enjoyed gathering materials and discovering new cities, and playing the various minigames I found. The DLC for this game was also fun, and btw, Link gets a motorcycle, which I am a fan of. I really, really enjoyed breath of the wild and knocked everything out in 130 hours.

There are some things I don't like, however, and how empty the world can be is one of them. The world doesn't feel as alive as it could, and it makes somewhat sense, given that the world is recovering from basically the world almost ending. Still, I wanted to explore the world when the champions were alive and cities were bustling. I wanted to visit castle town... But all in all I love this game.

3.Etrian Odyssey Untold 2: The knight of fafnir

Etrian Odyssey is an RPG game in which you make a map as you go along through a labyrinth of some sort. The untold series are remakes. These remakes include both the classic mode in which you create your party and choose their classes and a story mode. I loved playing through this game and making my map. The combat system was quite fun as well. Nothing in the story really surprised me. There was no twist I didn't anticipate. But god, I loved this game to pieces. Especially that banger OP song.



One complaint I have is that I think the game might have a tad too many tedious quests. But other then that, I have no issue with the game.

TellTale's The Walking Dead - despite the company having gone bankrupt, this will always have a space in my heart. I'm a sucker for narrative games, but this one specifically helped me through a lot when I played it. I had so many tears, screams and shouts for these poor people and what they were put through even though it's only fictional. I can't tell you how many times I've cried.

I don't play many video games, so...that one is really my only favourite at the minute. Maybe more to come though.

StaticNightmares wrote:
TellTale's The Walking Dead - despite the company having gone bankrupt, this will always have a space in my heart. I'm a sucker for narrative games, but this one specifically helped me through a lot when I played it. I had so many tears, screams and shouts for these poor people and what they were put through even though it's only fictional. I can't tell you how many times I've cried.

I don't play many video games, so...that one is really my only favourite at the minute. Maybe more to come though.

Kudos on that. Never played the game myself, but I've watched many a YouTuber play it. Lee's death gets me every time.

Mass Effect: Don't get me started about the original trilogy okay. I literally will start crying whenever certain soundtrack songs come on. Listening to "Virgil" IE the opening track to the first game always feels like I'm coming home. Forever my top game ever.

World of Warcraft: I don't really do well at keeping up with the lore and events of the newer expansions anymore, and Blizzard definitely has its issues right now, but this is the thing that made me want to make characters, write, and make art in the first place. It's always going to be my comfort environment when it comes to giving my characters a home, art, and as a general setting.

The Flame in the Flood: Soundtrack is everything here oh my god.

Fallout 3 (and kinda Fallout 4): Bethesda has it's issues, oh god does it have its issues, but Fallout 3 was a game I played a lot when I was younger. The entire setting as a theory, and oh god the radio music. -chef's kiss-

Viscera Cleanup Detail: It's bloody, but god if it doesn't satisfy my perfectionist tendencies. For a person who absolutely loathes cleaning in real life, this game is pretty awesome and fun and just an absolute time sink. Also, I have an entire playlist specifically to listen to while I play this game... 2 Legit will forever give me a visceral "MUST PLAY THIS GAME" reaction ... oops lol

Hikari_Yagaza wrote:
StaticNightmares wrote:
TellTale's The Walking Dead - despite the company having gone bankrupt, this will always have a space in my heart. I'm a sucker for narrative games, but this one specifically helped me through a lot when I played it. I had so many tears, screams and shouts for these poor people and what they were put through even though it's only fictional. I can't tell you how many times I've cried.

I don't play many video games, so...that one is really my only favourite at the minute. Maybe more to come though.

Kudos on that. Never played the game myself, but I've watched many a YouTuber play it. Lee's death gets me every time.

Oh my god yes <3 Lee's death was first and definitely not the last time I cried. Also; when Clem got bit. And AJ. Poor bb cinnamon roll

Chrono trigger: It's one what I(and many other thinks) as best jrpg ever and it released in 1995 so it says a lot about it.

Story: is about boy traversing through time with his friends trying to save world from alien parasite hedgehog named 'Big fire' it's main plot but sub-plots compliment it well.

Cast- it's colorful and memorable, you've Crono titular hero a everyman, Marle- Rebel princess, Lucca- genius inventor, Frog and others well I will leave that for people to experience themselves. Point is you can time travel through the world with prehistoric female warrior, talking frog, robot and freaking dark mage.

Atmosphere: Story writer did great job with this I felt like I was there and it made me feel the tension

Dialogue: It was good, quirky and all that stuff.

Music: Oh my god, it's one of the best scores of that time. it was made by dream team Yasunori Mitsuda and Nobuo Uematsu(Final Fantasy composer) Noriko Matsueda, it fits the tone of the game and makes me dreamy, tearful and happy.

Difficulty: Can be tweaked, although it's not that difficult on default.

Endings: Multiple iirc there's like 13 endings?

Gameplay: You can have only 3 members two of which can be switched, there's multiple skills and combinations skill which were impressive. you don't have random encounters as much as you encounter monsters in the map.

How I got into it: Imagine little 9/10 years old Rim(Now I'm 6'1), when youtube was still small platform. yeah I watched let's play from unprofessional channel in my country language, it was interesting and I liked it so much that I binge watched whole lets play which was something I never did before and I had pc with internet since I was 5 years old.

Opinion: If you're rpg lover or just want something to play. it's one of must play on my list. I can't describe it well so it's something you have to experience yourself.

Golden Sun 1/2(Although It's ONE HUGE GAMe): It's my favorite jrpg although I don't call it's the best game ever.

Plot It's basically another save the world jrps but I will tell you the gist. There's group of people which steal the 'stars' which are supposedly pillars which hold the world from self destruction and seal alchemy from permeating the world, you collect the members across the journey. there's plot twist at the beginning of the second game that makes sense once you change perspective.

Cast: Character's are mostly quite simple and generic, although it doesn't mean they're bad. I mean there's one character which was my crush back then when I was young something which today's people would call waifu, she's that much of cinnamon roll

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World building & Lore: Oh my... golden sun is amazing at that aspect I will quote certain post

"The first two Golden Sun games had this world where there existed these glorious magic civilizations a while back, but they disappeared and only remnants and ruins are left of these once great people. Civilization is also slowly regressing, where the people of the world are living in ostensibly medieval conditions. You, as the player, basically end up exploring all of these ruins of ancient civilizations as your dungeon crawling experience, and Golden Sun does a great job of presenting them as a mystery from start to finish. There's a real feeling of DISCOVERY as you dungeon dive, as you discover new mechanisms and architecture and bits and pieces of the culture. And the game shows. It doesn't tell. It leaves the mystery intact, avoiding heavy exposition explaining everything about these ruins. And even outside of the ruins themselves, Golden Sun does a great job of making the world feel like, well, a world, as you boldly explore the world and find different cultures and different locations that make the world seem diverse and alive. Fantastic setting."

Music: While nowhere near the chrono trigger level it's still memorable on it's own.

Gameplay: Combat is generic but there's aspect which changes that. Djinn are creatures that you capture and give you stat boost and once you combine them you can summon big monster which deals the damage at the cost of weakening yourself or you can trade djinni to form special classes.

Replayability: There's no replayabilty. you end game and that's it.

Here are mine, in no particular order:

The Sims games - I've loved those for many years, and still enjoy them. I like to create stories, set goals and then have my sims reach that goal. I also love to explore what game packs have to offer, which is why I'm so sad that Sims 4 packs doesn't have as much content as the Sims 3 ones had. I feel like each Sims generation had something really cool I enjoyed, and then ended up missing later on when playing other generations.

The uncharted series - I love the story, I love the characters, the puzzles... My boyfriend and I kind of got together because of them, and I love handing him the controller and have him play them for me. Unfortunately, I think they're super hard, because I newer really played games with shooting mechanics, and I couldn't aim if my life depended on it!

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - I didn't grow up with Zelda, so I didn't expect to enjoy this one as much as I do. There are times where the animations feels a little too over-the-top-anime-ish for me, but it just has so many great features. My favorite part is definitely exploring the world and gathering things. I'm a hoarder in games, and I absolutely hate to part with anything I collect.

Spyro - God, I love this game. I was so excited about the reboot, and it didn't disappoint me the slightest. It's one of the few games I'm actually really good at, and I love trying to complete everything 100%. I had these games when I was a kid, and unfortunately my Spyro 2 game had a malfunction, so you couldn't get past the 1st world, because the game would then freeze, so it was amazing to actually get to play the whole game AND complete it.

Lego: Harry Potter all years - They're such adorable games with a great sense of humor and replay value. I've tried several other Lego games, but I always end up going back to this one. It's creative and hilarious.

All classic Pokemon games - I'm not sure I could pick a favorite here. I've played these since I was a kid and would hide the games from my brother, who'd always finish my games if I was away for just a weekend. Animation/graphics wise it's usually something I'd avoid, as I'm not into the manga/anime style, but a new Pokémon game just never fails to excite me.

Yo games are life! From what I remember these are my favs:

Ōkami: Nothing will quite replace the experience I had with this little gem here. It's hella underrated if you ask me, all that while it's basically what's responsible for my love for wolves & creating stories! I've heard Capcom might or might not be planning a sequel, though if they do I know what I'm gonna spend tons on pre-ordering! >D

Spyro: Especially Ripto's Rage and Dawn of the Dragon, and despite all the fussing on it, Skylanders too! Once again, hardcore nostalgia & keystone childhood games. Plus, dragons are basically cream'o the crop video game protagonists!

Fallout 4: Bla bla bad storyline bla bla not edgy enough- honestly I think this game is great fun! Load'sa rooty tooty shooty stuff, post-apocalyptic Minecraft & exploring. Oh, and what people seem to forget is that the companions the game offers are seriously well-written! One of them is totally to blame on Randle's pitiful existence! c;

Skyrim: Classic, you know. Dragons, adventure & memes. It's mostly thanks to the modding community that people are still playing it, I guess, but aside from those it's still a decent and fun game!

Minecraft: Not gonna lie, a classic through and through. Too bad my lame-ass laptop can't seem to handle the latest installments.

Well and, uh, some others would probably include Dragon's Dogma and Red Dead Redemption 1 & 2, probably Far Cry Primal and LA Noire too. Oh oh and the Borderlands series, that one's totally badass!

I have a lot of favorite games that I tend to cycle through, but I’ll list the ones I’m currently getting the most mileage out of (in no particular order).

The Sims is a series I grew up with and recently got back into. I’m not sure whether I prefer 3 or 4—I grew up with 3 and it’s definitely got a lot more depth, but 4 is a lot more stable (and therefore I feel safer modding it; with 3 I only have a few Nraas mods to keep it running smoothly and improve story progression, but with 4 I have tons and tons of mods and CC). I also have more DLC for 4 than I do for 3, mainly because of the stability issue. Recently, I actually modeled most of my RPR characters in TS4, and I’m debating putting those screenshots in their galleries...

The Elder Scrolls is probably my favorite RPG series. I’ve played Skyrim, Oblivion, Morrowind, and Elder Scrolls Online, though not Arena or Daggerfall because I can’t figure out how to set them up. Skyrim I have the most mods for and it has the best graphics, Morrowind I think has the best story, and Oblivion is a happy medium between the two, so I don’t have a favorite among them. I used to play ESO obsessively until an update made it incompatible with my computer, and I loved it while I played it, but since I left it seems the game balance had gone down the drain, so I’m not sure if I can recommend it now. I loved the RP scene there, but I’m out of the loop so I don’t know how active RP is there any more.

Terraria is the game I’m playing the most at the moment, and that’s because I finally started modding it after doing everything except beating the Moon Lord on Expert. Full disclosure, I’m gonna compare it to Minecraft, because everyone does and I like this game a lot more than Minecraft. It has the mining, crafting, and exploring aspects of Minecraft, but done in a way that I find much more appealing (no survival mechanics, no equipment decay, optional item drop on death, much more robust combat, a built-in map, etc.), plus it’s got equipment-based RPG mechanics that Minecraft almost completely lacks. With three full classes in the base game and many more in mods (I’m currently running the Thorium mod, which adds the Healer and Bard classes and fleshes out Thrower into its own class as well), Terraria has a satisfying sense of progression, as compared to Minecraft which has spotty progression that gets exponentially more difficult and dangerous to maintain. One major thing Minecraft has that Terraria lacks is a creative mode for building, though that is coming in the next (and probably last) official update. It will apparently require players to unlock stuff rather than having everything, though.

Starbound is a game in the same vein as Terraria, and one I love just as much, though I have to recommend against buying it if you haven’t already because some really horrible stuff Chucklefish did during development has recently come to light. (As in, alleged exploitation of minors and contract workers, as well as potential sexual harassment and abuse of female developers by one of the top devs.) The base game itself is fun, basically Terraria but with space travel, more lore, and a plot, but Starbound really shines with mods. My load order contains at least 100 mods, over half of which are mods that add new races to the game and almost all of which add tons of new content and gameplay. I’ve put over 1,000 hours into Starbound, and though the controversy regarding its developers has tempered my enjoyment of it somewhat, I still really like the game. And oh my stars, the soundtrack! It’s amazing. I recommend looking up the Starbound soundtrack on YouTube and giving it a listen.

Honorable mention goes to the Spyro series, because those games were my childhood. I’m wearing a Spyro shirt as I write this post! I don’t have the right console for the reboot games, but the original trilogy and A Hero’s Tail were my absolute favorite games growing up. I would spend hours every summer playing them, trying to get to 100% completion. The Legend of Spyro reboot, though, not so much. The Legend of Spyro reboot is basically just a dark and edgy brawler with minimal platforming and almost no puzzle elements, and it’s way too grindy for me. Skylanders I’m not a fan of either, it feels too much like a cash grab. Still, the newest reboot looks faithful to the originals and I look forward to the day when I can play it.

Pokémon is another series I love. I’m not a TCG person, but the main series games and the Mystery Dungeon spin-offs are right up my alley. I also play Pokémon Go intermittently on my college campus. I’m not very pleased with the direction Sword and Shield seem to be taking, especially with this week’s rush of leaks (they’ve been horrendous, this game does NOT look worth $60 USD), but even if the series tanks after Sword and Shield, at least I’ll have all the older games. I’ve been meaning to replay Pokémon Black when I have time...

I'm just gonna pop in here and say that The Last of Us is amazing! Some people say that the gameplay is meh(I haven't played it so idk), but the story is very good and it really sticks with you long after you finish playing it.

There's this other game called What Remains of Edith Finch, if you can even call it a game? It's more of an interactive story, but it's really interesting. There's a lot of details that you miss when playing it for the first time.

Also I second Guild Wars 2, it's pretty great!

Another story-driven game is Firewatch, and the game looks really pretty too. The ending is, uh, brutally honest, and some people may not like it.

I love video games, but I have very limited experience with them, having only ever had an NES and a Switch, with limited exposure to PS4/Xbox/PC games outside of YouTube Let's Plays. So I'm not sure how....I don't know, valid....my opinion is XD

Nevertheless, here are some of my current favorites:

Subnautica: Played and completed it at a friend's house in the span of a week. It's an amazing game with awesome graphics, awesome scare factor, and fantastic sprite design. The world is amazing and the story is told through environmental clues and abandoned datapad entries. The sequel is coming out and I can't wait to play it (hopefully I'll have a console to support it by then)!

The only problems are...the glitches. Sometimes you get stuck in a wall and have to do some weird jumping motion in a corner to unstick yourself before ya drown.

Doki Doki Literature Club: I haven't played it myself but I've watched so many playthroughs that I can confidently say I know almost everything there is to know about it. If you haven't played or watched something about it....go do so if you like horror. I can't say anything without spoiling it, but it's way cool, and definitely not what it seems.

Gris: An awesome indie puzzle platformer in which you cannot die. It's a beautiful little game- a bit short, but wonderful. The first game I've ever cried over. It's all in animated drawings/watercolor, and the music is fantastic. Highly reccomend.

I wish it was longer. Otherwise, a perfect game.

Transistor: I don't know how to describe this one. It's a puzzle/fighting game in which you're a girl going through a crumbling universe with a sentient sword/giant USB drive. It has wonderful art, good voice acting, and awesome music. The story is somewhat vauge and leaves you to peice it together yourself, but it's a good story once you start putting the peices together.

Sometimes the battling is tedious, but i think that's the point?

Untitled Goose Game: HONK HONK HONK HONK HONK HONK HONK

Not a meme, just finished playing this game and the level of just pure petty bastardry is enough to make me smile for hours. Tormenting small villages is great.

Sometimes the goose controls like...well....a goose. It doesn't turn well or he the right things sometimes, but I think that sometimes enhances the funny factor. The only other downside is how short it is. Gimmie more people to torture, dammit.

EterniGhost wrote:
I'm just gonna pop in here and say that The Last of Us is amazing! Some people say that the gameplay is meh(I haven't played it so idk), but the story is very good and it really sticks with you long after you finish playing it.

There's this other game called What Remains of Edith Finch, if you can even call it a game? It's more of an interactive story, but it's really interesting. There's a lot of details that you miss when playing it for the first time.

I watched my favourite YouTuber play The Last of Us and I agree. It looks amazing and the story is just a woah.

My sister and I played What Remains of Edith Finch yesterday and..it's another one of those games where I cried. A lot. It's so sad but so stunning and you just can't stop playing it.

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