Favorite Video Game

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  1. bacon !!!!!
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    Probably Majora's Mask. Lately I think it's become something of a fad to prefer MM over OoT, but I geniunely think that it's remained my favourite game ever since I first played it over a decade ago.

    I've completed it like 5 times now, and yet I still get the feeling that I'll never understand it. It's just so downright alien and hostile at times.
     
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  2. Blah DBT
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    My favorite would have to go to Wind Waker, just because I enjoyed it so much the first time I played it. Amazing story, fluid combat, and awesome art style. Thousand year door would definitely be a close second though, with Super Mario Sunshine and Explorers of Time/Darkness following that.
     
  3. Pride May I kill him?
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    Majora's Mask is certainly one of the strangest games of the series, its shockingly eerie for a supposed kids game. Not sure if I necessarily like it more then OoT but its more then a worthy sequel.

    My favorite game is... Final Fantasy Tactics.
     
  4. TrainerLoganPoke Aspiring Trainer
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    My favorite game is Mario Kart: Double Dash. I have two main reasons for this. The first is that it was my first video game. Secondly, I have years of memories about this game. Plus I find it extremely fun.
     
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  5. Juliacoolo Hi I'm Anthony, it's nice to meet you :) CLS '21
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    I'm a sucker for stories. The Mother series is a masterpiece and gets high acclaim from me for its storytelling elements.

    I've found the story aspect of Pokemon games to be on the decline, but the franchise as a whole is worth accolading.
     
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  6. dmaster Aspiring Trainer
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    I honestly haven't really played that many games but I'd still have to pick Ocarina of Time as my favorite. There's just something about the game and what it did at the time for 3D gaming that really stays with me. It just does really everything right and I feel like it's really the gold standard that everything has to strive to at least reach even today. There's probably some pretty big nostalgia reasons there also but I think there has to always be a little bit of that when you put a label like "favorite" on anything.

    That being said, the Zelda series as a whole is pretty fantastic and you'd be hard pressed to find a bad game in the series tbh. Metroid is also similar in that regard. Pokemon and 3D Mario games are also pretty consistently good.

    dmaster out.
     
  7. GadgetJax Traveling Storyteller and Card Faker
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    I really enjoyed Mother as well, with Earthbound being my favorite. I didn't like Mother 1, but Mother 3 is a fantastic game as well. Why does everyone say Gen. 3 is the best Pokemon generation? By technicallity, gen. 6 is the best, since it's the most recent and up to date.
     
  8. Meaty You can't deny that Psyduck is beast. I guess.
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    I'm a huge fan of the Metroid games and I really think it's a very underrated and unrecognized series. I have to say that Other M was... mediocre (and even that's a stretch) and really did not help Metroid's publicity or popularity. If you ignore this most recent flop, though, the games are all pretty great. Super Metroid is definitely the most famous one in the main series that stands out the most. The game is quite a masterpiece and was somewhat revolutionary for the 1994 SNES era. But even being compared to that, Metroid Zero Mission (which is a remake of the original Metroid), Metroid Fusion and Metroid II are all great games as well that all have something unique to them. And then there's the Prime trilogy. Retro Studios did an amazing job when the Metroid name was put into their hands and crafted three amazing games. If you can ever find Metroid Prime Trilogy on the Wii, consider yourself lucky and get it. It has all three Metroid Prime games, the first two modified with Wii controls. I actually never played the original gamecube versions of prime 1 and 2, but enjoyed the whole trilogy with the same controls. And after doing this, I have to say Metroid Prime (the first one) is my favorite game in the entire Metroid franchise and one of my favorite games of all time. Metroid Prime 2: Echoes and Super Metroid both come close to this, but nothing can beat everything that makes Metroid Prime so great. The gameplay, the atmosphere, the music, the rich storytelling through lore, the exploration. It's quite an impressive game.

    Some of my other favorite series are Pokemon (duh, my favorite game is Emerald), The Legend of Zelda (my favorite is Twilight Princess), and Ace Attorney (Trials and Tribulations and Miles Edgeworth Investigations are tied.)
     
  9. Heavenly Spoon Just this guy, you know?
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    Majora's Mask has the weirdest atmosphere of any game I've ever played, and the whole of the 4th part, from the Garo to the Elegy of Emptiness to the music house to the Stone Tower Temple might be my favourite part of any video game. The Deku kingdom is probably up there as well. But that being said, Majora's Mask probably isn't even my favourite 3D Zelda game because it does rather poorly when it comes to actual gameplay. The dungeon design for every dungeon except for the Stone Tower Temple always felt more frustrating than fun or challenging, and when it isn't being the creepiest or weirdest thing ever it sort of fluctuates between boring and downright irritating (oh God, that crying Goron, make it stop). It's a game of extremes, what it does well it does so much better than anything I've ever played, but despite or perhaps because of this its flaws are quite noticeable and plenty. I can go both ways on which one is better, MM or OoT.

    My actual, all-time favourite video game is totally hipster, but by Zarquon I love this game and will defend it to the death: The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons.
    I tend to judge games based on how I felt when first playing them, and Oracle of Seasons is one of those few games I simply could not put down. There's only been a handful of games I finished and thought to myself: holy expletive, this game was amazing (the complete and rather short list is: Oracle of Seasons, The Wind Waker, Majora's Mask, Super Mario Galaxy and A Link Between Worlds). There's a few more games I did not have this feeling with but which I would still rank among my all time favourites, but I feel this is a pretty good place to start.
    The reason Oracle of Seasons specifically is my favourite has to do with a lot of things, I'll try to give a quick rundown, but it is definitely not exhaustive:
    - It's a 2D Zelda, which is almost always a good thing. The combat in 3D Zelda games always felt either way too easy or simply frustrating (sometimes even both), the 2D games can be more clever because they don’t have to deal with Z-targeting and camera angles.
    - It has vibrant, happy graphics, something I always appreciate in a game. They're also simple graphics, something I feel got lost with newer and better graphics. Something like the original Mega Man or even The Wind Waker will never feel old to me because it has a sort of ageless graphic style. Mega Man X and Twilight Princess, while both great games, will somehow always feel more dated to me.
    - It's quite innovative, the rings add some fun RPG elements and are quite an interesting collectable, more so than the usual fetch quests and especially more so than those Kinstones. Every ring did something fun, including making the game harder.
    - You have companions in the form of a punching kangaroo, a flying bear and a dodongo, honestly, what more needs to be said?
    - Zelda games don't tend to have fun dungeon music, but I think since Capcom also made Mega Man they felt more confident adding more fun music to the dungeons, which is of course most notable in the Dancing Dragon Dungeon.
    - The rest of the music is quite fun as well. An absolute favourite of mine is 'Secret Maze On The Sea Of No Return’, which sadly has a much more prominent role in Oracle of Ages, but still plays occasionally in Oracle of Seasons.
    - Subrosia, I love that place, from its delightfully bizarre inhabitants to its funky dances.
    - The dungeons are fun, the boss fights are fun, everything is fun.
    - A jump button. It’s weird how much adding the ability to hop around adds to the overall experience.
    - Maple, always fun bumping into her.
    - An overworld filled with monsters, which I find lacking in a lot of the more recent Zelda games. Link’s Awakening actually did better in this respect, and it had a far greater arsenal of weapons to deal with them, but I guess you can’t win at everything.
    - Pirate skeletons, Gorons, Biggoronsword, seasons, long trading sequence, the cutest Mothula, linking, Magnet Gloves, a cape, huge dragon, occasional platforming, retro bosses, seeds, and so on.
    I actually made a Minecraft resource pack based on it, which is the only one I use because why would I want to use anything else?
    “Why not Oracle of Ages?” you might ask. Oracle of Ages is fun, but it ranks behind OoS, ALttP, ALBW and LA when it comes to 2D Zelda games in my opinion. It does have quite a few fun items, dungeons and bosses, and it shares a lot of the innovations of OoS, but it has flaws which OoS doesn’t have. It’s not as colourful, its story is more intrusive, the time travel mechanic wasn’t as fun (especially since A Link to the Past used the same mechanic far better), there’s less action, the Tokai are nowhere near as much fun as the Subrosians, but most importantly it frustrated me. I don’t like it when games frustrate me with anything other than a difficult puzzle or level, and that horrible, horrible mermaid suit did just that. Swimming went from something simple to the most annoying, cumbersome and painful acts in any Zelda game ever. I’m surprised I don’t still have the shape of the d-pad pressed into my thumb.

    Also, here’s a rundown of my favourite franchises, with notable examples listed in order of how much I like them. I'm not sure why anyone would be interested, but I'm posting it and you can't stop me.
    1. 2D The Legend of Zelda: Rather unsurprising, I’d imagine. I love the exploration, I love the adventure and I love what a 2D world allows you to do in terms of dungeon design, boss fights, weapons, etc.
    - Notable examples: Oracle of Seasons, A Link to the Past and A Link Between Worlds (tie), Link’s Awakening.
    - Notable exception: The Minish Cap, which always felt small, boring and bland to me, it’s weird how Capcom went from the genius that was the Oracle series to this. Shrinking and the kinstones are some of the most boring gimmicks in the Zelda series.

    2. 3D The Legend of Zelda: Surprise! These games are a lot of fun in terms of exploration and atmosphere, but because the gameplay can sometimes be a bit hampered by the 3D the 2D Zelda games end up beating them in my opinion.
    - Notable examples: The Wind Waker, Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask (tie), Twilight Princess.
    - Notable exception: Skyward Sword, which definitely had its moments, but it was so horribly linear and felt like a sort of like a poor man’s Wind Waker. I don’t often get bored playing a Zelda game, but this one managed to do just that on several occasions.

    3. Fire Emblem: If you ever want to get rid of me for a week or 2, give me a new Fire Emblem game. It doesn’t matter if I’m min-maxing despite adding some questionable characters to my team or trying to beat these at the most insane difficult levels, it’s always a challenge and always a lot of fun.
    - Notable examples: Radiant Dawn, The Sacred Stones, etc. etc.
    - Notable exceptions: Awakening, which wasn’t bad, but suffered from rather straightforward level design and some poor decisions when it comes to the battle system, most notably teaming up.

    4. 2D Mario: These are the quintessential games. Sometimes challenging, always a lot of fun.
    - Notable examples: Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario World, Super Mario Land (I love this game, don’t ask me why)
    - Notable exceptions: the New Super Mario Bros. series is sadly starting to feel generic and boring.

    5. Pokémon: I almost forgot about these... I love the original Pokémon games, the music, the Pokémon, the adventure, the endless supply of nostalgia. I’m sure I don’t have to justify adding this, right?
    - Notable examples: Pokémon Red and Blue, Pokémon Gold and Silver
    - Notable exception: everything after generation 2. I don’t feel like going into great detail here, but there are a few trends which started in generation 2 which made the series more and more generic and boring in terms of Pokémon design, overworld design, battle mechanics, story, and so on.

    6. 3D Mario: Super Mario 64 was a large part of my childhood, and while it’s not my ‘favourite’ game, Super Mario Galaxy is a strong contender for ‘best’ game of all time in my opinion (there’s a distinction there). It’s fun, it’s vibrant, it is challenging and it is almost flawless.
    - Notable examples: Super Mario Galaxy, Super Mario 64
    - Notable exception: Super Mario Sunshine, I’m sure it’s a great game and everything, but I just cannot get into it. I don’t know what it is about this game, it for some reason makes me not want to continue playing every time I give it another try.

    7. Mega Man: What needs to be said? Challenging, fun, funky music, awful box art, what more do you want?
    - Notable examples: 1, 2, 9

    8. Super Smash Brothers: I’ve played plenty of fighting games in my time, but somehow Melee, as simplistic and odd as it may seem, is by far my favourite both in terms of simple fun and in terms of outright competitiveness. Brawl was sort of a letdown in terms of competitive viability, but it still allowed for some casual fun times with friends, so I’ll forgive it (also because of Project M, but I don’t think that really counts).
    - Notable examples: Melee, 64

    9. Kirby: I’m a giant baby. These games are happy and fun, and sometimes that’s all I need in life.
    - Notable examples: Super Star (Ultra), Kirby’s Dreamland, Kirby’s Adventure, Kirby’s Dreamland 3, Kirby 64, Triple Deluxe .

    10. Ace Attorney: How can a game about lawyers be so much fun? I don’t usually like adventure games and I don’t usually like games with more story than gameplay, and yet I keep on buying these. They’re a lot of fun, but I’m not sure I can explain why...
    - Notable examples: the original, Trials and Tribulations, Justice for All.

    Notable omissions: Star Fox, Portal, Kid Icarus, Xenoblade, The Last Story, Mario Kart, Donkey Kong Country, Starcraft, Pikmin, Metroid, Tetris, Okami, and so on. There are a lot of good games out there, it’s quite tough to make a list.
     
  10. girlgamer Aspiring Trainer
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    My favorite is Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hackers Memory. And despite the overly long name, its just as good as the previous one.

    These are some of the few games ill buy day one, as a sign of support and because im a huge digimon fan/digimon games have been killing it the last few years.

    Also try to start Gravity Rush 2 since it finally hit the sales with a hefty cut in price. Should be playing Xenoblade 2 Slotty Vegas Casino but I'm having too much fun with my new surround sound kit, friggin love it (when I finally got it working after almost two days of tinkering with it).

    Then going to try to play some Halo:MCC,also later in the day Mortal Kombat XL.
     
  11. Lady Jirachu Corni Triox Aspiring Trainer
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    Super Smash Bros Melee
    I enjoyed Melee a lot, I play it with my friends quite a lot.
     
  12. Wechselbalg "okey"
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    Currently? Invisible Inc.---->best video game made in this decade or so
     
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  13. littlermac Aspiring Trainer
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    Mario Kart wii - (no explanation needed)

    Go Vacation! (Wii) - Like an open world Wii Sports Resort, with many collectibles.

    Pokemon Black 2 - First Pokemon game I ever played, Great puzzles/music

    Ford Racing 3 (ps2) - Nostalgic reasons, despite it being a pretty bad game.
     

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