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First off, how did I come to videogames: That is actually the “fault” of my mother. You see, my mother is also a gamer, so way back when she was playing some SNES games, and I found it fascinating, how those little humans were walking around (she was playing Breath of Fire). Since these characters looked like puppets to me, I would then often ask if she’d puppet play, that’s how I called that back then. From there, it was really just a matter of time, that I would eventually play a game myself. And the rest is history.
Now, since I like talking about games I like, I really want to list all games I have played and liked, that’s why I’m saying this is going too be a long post. I’ll try to sort it after consoles, and games that have their own threads here on the forums are not going to be mentioned here, so check the Fire Emblem topic, Final Fantasy topic, Tales of Series topic and Nintendo topic for my opinions about these games. This post will be long enough as is. At the bottom, I’ll put a dividing line and mention games that I have only seen playthroughs off but still like. For some games I can’t say more than “I like it”, those are just going to be mentioned by name. But let’s start with the list, shall we?
Sega Master System
Even though I just played the remake on the GBA, it was still interesting to see where the series started. While it may not have aged very well, it is the first console RPG to star a female protagonist as far as I know.
Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Secret of Mana
Gaming household, so I was able to play the game with my mom, it was great.
Secret of Evermore
The music did a lot for this game’s atmosphere.
Breath of Fire
Pretty standard plot, really, but it is one of the first games I saw, and I like its music.
Breath of Fire II
Multiple endings, a game where I sometimes still think about the plot for that reason. And I was terrified of the intro as a child.
First game from Quintett that I played. I don’t think about this game’s plot as much as the other two, but I’ll mention that fact here already.
Illusion of Gaia/Time
Second Quintett game, see above.
Third Quintett game, and the one I think the most about. I really like the fact that it incorporates its gameplay intro into the plot. For those who don’t know, in the intro the protagonist is seen smashing some vegetables in his village among other things. First thing you’re asked to do when you start the game is apologize for smashing the vegetables the day before.
Lufia II Rise of the Sinistrals
A great game, I like the fact that the romantic subplot that games often have becomes not only a part of the mainplot, but also goes farther than just dating, like most games and stories like to do. I also like to play this game just for the ancient cave, thinking back, that’s my first encounter with Rouge-like gameplay.
Game Boy and Game Boy Color
Dragon Quest Monsters
Mostly childhood memories for this one, am not really into Dragon Quest/Warrior in general.
Game Boy Advance
Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories
My first Kingdom Hearts, didn’t understand a thing since I didn’t play KH1 yet. But still, it got me into the series. I also actually liked the card system. Didn’t want to have something like that again, but it was fun enough.
Skies of Arcadia Legends
That’s where the Vyse part of my nickname comes from. Great RPG, one of the few that has different themes for its cities, and I was happy that the ship battle system was still turnbased and nothing action like, which I was first fearing. I like Vyse for his attitude of “Nothing is impossible”. One of his quotes (abbreviated) is: “No one has ever done it because I haven’t tried yet!”
My first Hack’n’Slay.
Lost Kingdoms and Lost Kingdoms 2
One of my favorite games with a card based combat system. Also, both games have strong female protagonists, always a bonus.
- Evolution Worlds
Phantasy Star Online
Another game I played with my mom a lot. And since it only gives you some hints about the plot and leaves much open to interpretation, it also gets me to think a lot. I also really like the music of the Ruins in Episode 1 and the Sea Lab Area in Episode 2.
I’m a Kingdom Hearts fan.
Kingdom Hearts 2
My favorite in the series so far.
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
This one had the most challenging gameplay in my opinion. In this one I had to actually learn the enemy patterns.
Kingdom Hearts Re:Coded
The least important story-wise.
Elite Beat Agents
I especially liked the silly little stories, and that’s mainly the reason why I can’t get into Osu!, those stories are missing.
Ace Attorney series
Great stories, great humor, great gameplay. My favorite on the DS is Apollo Justice.
Professor Layton series
While the plot resolutions got sillier with each game, the puzzles were nice and the story was still interesting.
Hotel Dusk Room 215
A nice mystery story, and my first Point & Click Adventure. (At least I’d classify it as such) Well, and from P&C, it’s not a huge leap to get to VNs, I’d say.
The World Ends With You
Got interested in this game through KH 3D, had to import it from the States because it was never published in Europe, really liked its story. This is also the only game where I can listen to hip hop stuff and don’t immidiately think “I hate this music” (I’m not a huge hip hop fan).
Castlevania Portrait of Ruin
The only Castlevania I played, but also the one with my favorite soundtrack, from what I’ve listened to online.
Nice Puzzle game, I really like its soundtrack, because it changes a lot depending on how you play.
Doesn’t have the best story, but I mention it because it was my first Tower Defense game.
Was different enough from Pokemon and decent enough that I was able to like it.
De Blob 1 and 2
The jazz soundtrack is what makes this game.
Little King’s Story
Selling point for me was the classical music.
Lost in Shadow/A Shadow’s Tale
You’re playing a shadow and need to change the light so you can move to other places. Overall a fun platformer. Also, finding out the english title from the german one was a pain.
Rayman Raving Rabbits
An actual fun minigame collection, something that seemed to be very rare for Wii.
I wanted to see how a sonic game plays, and most sonic fans said that this one feels like a sonic game again, and I liked it.
Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep
Also pretty high on my list of Kingdom Hearts games.
- Phantasy Star Portable
Ace Attorney Dual Destinies
This series got pretty dark.
Professor Layton 5 and 6
Honestly, the series got weaker as it continued. Still decent games, so I could end the series on a high note. But, credit where credit is due, it actually incorporated its movie into its plot. That is rare, I think.
Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright
Very good crossover. Also, its ending made me cry.
Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance
This game made me hyped for KH3.
Kid Icarus Uprising
I know, could have mentioned it in the Nintendo topic, but it’s only one game. Terrific humor, great english voice acting, I love it.
The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth
My goto Rouge-like when I want to play a game of that genre.
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger
I’m bad at traditional fighting games, but BlazBlue’s story is very interesting.
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend
Also, I don’t have Chrono Phantasma Extend yet.
Crypt of the Necrodancer
Rhythm game meets Rouge-like. And that combo actually works.
Long live the Queen
Kind of fun little game that is actually kinda hard to reach a good ending.
Portal 1 and 2
The humor is great, the puzzles as well, I love both GLaDos and Cave Johnson.
Just as many say, it’s kinda Terraria in space, but I like Terraria more.
Kind of spoiled this one, huh?
To the Moon
An emotional story.
Everyone talks about this game.
The Whispered World
One of Daedalic’s Point & Click Adventures, I have heard the english localizations aren’t the best, but luckily I’m german, so I can play these in their original language. It’s usually the humor that I like about their games.
Edna & Harvey: The Breakout
Edna & Harvey: Harvey’s new Eyes
Again, see above.
Once, I would build a lot there, nowadays I’m usually playing Complete the Monument Maps.
Age of Mythologies
I’m not the biggest RTS guy, but I liked this one.
I’m one of those rare cases that likes gameplay, music and characters and story.
Now for games that I have only watched. This’ll be both shorter and less organized.
Silent Hill series
The Playthroughs I watched did a story analysis and monster design analysis, which made this survival horror series even more interesting.
Nice little stories, each feeling different. Of course, the deconstruction of traditional RPG plots in the end is what makes this game so good. Sadly, it never was released outside of Japan.
Megaman Battle Network series
The internet of these games is ridiculous. But the story is at least decent, and the gameplay looks fun.
So that’s finally it, if you want to talk about any of these games with me, feel free to do so. Also, congratulations if you really read all of that.