Talking about my Favorite Games: a prelude

It’s been a little bit over 3 years since I’ve last made a list of this sort in a forum, and needless to say, things have changed a fair bit since then. New games came out, some titles I’ve grown to like more, while the opposite happened with others. So I think this is a good time to update that old piece of junk with hopefully a little bit of better writing compared to then (although I wouldn’t expect much in that regard).

I’ll follow my usual rule of one game per franchise. You might think that’s some lame attempt to have a bit more diversity in regards to the games that appear, and while I won’t deny I like having lots of different series represented, there’s another reason why I do this. Think of your 5 favorite Mario games, now your 5 favorite Zeldas, not too hard, right? Now which do you like more, your favorite Mario or your favorite Zelda? Probably still not a hard choice to make. Now try and rank those 10 games between each other. Some might find that easier, but while it’s easy to judge games of a series between each other, it gets more complicated when you’re constantly comparing with the dozens of entries another series might have, let alone multiple of them. So basically I’m just too lazy to look at every game I’ve played and enjoyed from a series and compare each and every one of them with every other series that’ll partake on this list.

I’ll cut out from my usual top 100 to a just a good 50. While the triple digits might be impressive in scope, I feel I end up relying too much on nostalgic titles that probably haven’t aged well or games that I enjoyed but didn’t have much of an impact on me, offering very little to talk about, so it essentially feels like filler. It also helps reduce how much time it might take to write these things, so that’s always a plus.

The Pending Ones

There’s of course a few games I haven’t had the chance to play yet for one reason or another that I think could have a chance affecting the current list, but because it’s highly unlikely I’ll play these anytime soon, I’ll just leave them as homework to hopefully change that someday.
These include:

  • Doom (2016)
  • The Witcher series
  • God of War (2018)
  • Insomniac’s Spiderman
  • Devil May Cry 5

Honorable Mentions

Due to my reduced numbers from previous times, there’s a few games that I unfortunately had to leave asides from making it into the main list, and making it a top 60 honestly doesn’t sound right, so here’s a few shoutouts to those games that didn’t quite make it but I still feel deserved a mention.

  • GrimGrimoire
  • World of Goo
  • Alisia’s Dragoon
  • Star Wars Battlefront II (not the EA reboot)
  • Rayman Legends
  • Shadow of the Colossus
  • Radiant Historia
  • Oddworld Stranger’s Wrath
  • Zombies Ate my Neighbours
  • Jak & Daxter the Precursors Legacy

That’s about it for this part, I’ll get to the first batch of games soon hopefully. Thanks for reading.

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