Brasel’s 30 Favorite Games 5 – 1

This is it! I reveal my top 5 favorite games of all time.  If you know me or follow my content at all, some of these won’t be much of a surprise to you.

#5 – The Mega Man NES Series

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Okay, this may be a bit of a cop-out, but if I didn’t do it, I’d have a big block of Mega Man games in my list! I’ve gone on record stating that Mega Man 2 is my favorite, but I absolutely adore them all.  I can pop in and play through any game in this series at just about any time, and feel like I spend my time well.  NES Mega Man games are probably the best crafted games on the Nintendo Entertainment System, purely due to gameplay alone.  Throw in excellent graphics and incredibly memorable music, and you’ve got some winning titles.  So yeah, I like every Mega Man game on the NES better than just about any other game on the system. I’ve also reviewed every one of these games, so check those videos out.

#4 – Metal Gear Solid

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This game blew me away.  It STILL blows me away.  This game has one of the BEST cinematic narrative stories on any platform.  The characters are memorable and voiced perfectly.  This was the first game I experienced where voice acting was actually GOOD! The gameplay was also something I hadn’t really ever experienced before.  Instead of taking enemies head on, you were rewarded for avoiding combat, and it was FUN! I prefer the original PlayStation version of the game, but the GameCube version, The Twin Snakes, is a lot of fun too.  I’d recommend either version, as both are really good.

#3 – Mega Man X

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I remember learning about Mega Man X and drawing all sorts of different potential robot masters for the game.  Mega Man X is my absolute favorite Mega Man game of all time.  It’s perfect.  The gameplay is an incredible step forward from the original series, and it just feels so natural.  The additions to Mega Man X, such as the dash, armor collection, and other collectible items made this game feel fresh, while retaining the original formula that made the NES series so popular.  This is one of the few games that I can say that I’ve pretty much mastered, and I love playing it often.

#2 – Final Fantasy III (VI)

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Final Fantasy II introduced me to RPGs, and Final Fantasy III made me fall in love with them.  The story was incredible, and was able to introduce SO MANY CHARACTERS well.  The gameplay was a lot smoother and more fluid than Final Fantasy II, and made the game much more of a joy to play through.  You also had a choice of which characters you wanted to take throughout the majority of the game.  You could also customize characters in a way that past Final Fantasy games released in the U.S. didn’t before.  The music is some of the most memorable music in gaming, and the graphics were amazing.  The Mode 7 worldmap was awesome.  This is probably the one Final Fantasy game I’ve played through more times than any other.  Kupo.

#1 – The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind

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My favorite game is a computer game. I’m such a huge console gamer, but my favorite game of all time is best played on the PC.  I started playing Morrowind on the XBox, but I soon jumped to the PC due to all the neat stuff you could do to the game that you couldn’t on the console version.  The game ran like crap on my computer, but I researched optimizing my PC to get the most out of the game.  I learned so much about working with computers and hardware because of this game, that I eventually made a career of Information Technology.

I finally beat the final expansion pack, Blood Moon, a few years ago.  I started a character the year this came out, and played it for a good solid TEN YEARS before finally retiring my character.  Granted, I didn’t play it continually, but I was always working on something in this game during that time period, coming back to it every few months.  I’m STILL finding new things out about this game as I explore the island of Vvardenfell, and I still love Morrowind.

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2 responses to “Brasel’s 30 Favorite Games 5 – 1

  1. Great top 5’s list. Loved the article and look forward to reading more.

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  2. Good call on Final Fantasy VI (III)! That game still continues to blow me away. One of the biggest personal time sinks I’ve ever come across, but SO WORTH IT! 🙂

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