Let's put off with the rantings and emo-ness for this post. I miss raving about shallow stuff in my blog. I miss geeking out. So this is just self-indulgence.
My favorite games ever!!!
RESIDENT EVIL SERIES
I love this series. I finished all of the games of the series (except for RE5, just because I have short attention span when it comes to my xbox games). I don't really know why I keep on playing these titles, when it really scares me. I play this in the middle of the night with all the lights off, and you often hear me screaming whenever a zombie jumps out of nowhere. It's crazy, but it's addicting. The stories are often shallow, and the dialogue's mostly cheesy, but it's addicting. My favorite would be Resident Evil 4 just because it's mostly a pretty game.
FINAL FANTASY SERIES
I love Japanese RPGs. And this one's the best of them. My addiction started with FF8. I loved the story of Squall and Rinoa. And I loved how you could play this game for a hundred hours and still have alot of things to do. Yes, this series is not for the impatient bunch because it's all about gaining experience to become the perfect character. Leveling up your magicians, your warriors, your rogues, basically your whole party. March will see the release of the thirteenth installment of the franchise, and I can't wait to get my hands on this game.
I just finished the first game of this supposed trilogy this morning in anticipation of the sequel that will be released this week. In comparison to Japanese RPGs, western made role playing games are much shorter and more action-packed. This game revolutionized the whole genre, providing not only such beautiful cinematics but also depth in terms of gameplay. You make your decisions not only on how to answer people, but also on how stories will be played out. You could be a goody-goody soldier, or a ruthless renegade. And what's best about it, is that all these decisions will come back and haunt you when you play the sequel!!! Woohoo!!!
GRAND THEFT AUTO
Open world games or sandbox games are really addictive. And the whole GTA franchise is probably the most addictive of all the titles in this genre. You don't need to play the game. Just steal a car and cruise around Vice City, Liberty City or whatever city the game is set in and crank your radio up to eleven and you'd still be satisfied. GTA4 is my favorite of the series just because it's set-up in pseudo New York and it's really beautiful. I love the graphics, the story, the missions, the gameplay. Everything about the game is perfect. It's got sex, violence and this basically where I release all those pent-up anger. Just a perfect game all in all.
GEARS OF WAR
I love action games. I'm straighter that way. I love shooting people, or in this case locusts (aliens and not the insect) in the head. I think if I take on shooting in real life, I'd be good at it just because I excel in these weapons in these games. Anyway I played and loved both Gears of War titles. These are some of the best titles in xbox's library. It's gritty. It's scary. It's innovative. I know it's an alien war game, but still you can't help but say this game looks pretty.
ELDER SCROLLS IV: OBLIVION
I clocked in about a hundred and fifty hours playing this game. And I don't think I'm even halfway the main story of this title. Bethesda's massive world in this role playing game is not only littered with hundreds of missions, but it's a game where you can literally explore the entire map. There are games that I've called pretty, but this one, I'd have to say beautiful. You can stop always stop and admire the beautiful landscape, not only of cities or towns, but even caves could be such a spectacle. This was actually the reason why I bought an Xbox. Too bad my disc broke before I was able to finish this title. I'm looking for an original copy of this game and am willing to pay whatever to be able to play this game again.
It's games like this why I so miss having a Playstation. This is the title where you can play characters from Walt Disney and the Final Fantasy series. I miss playing Sora, Goofy and Donald Duck. I remember how the hair from my skin goes up whenever characters like Simba, Jack Sparrow, Aladdin and even Peter Pan start making their appearance in each world that I visit. I love this game.
METAL GEAR SERIES
Solid Snake is probably one of the most kick-ass video game character of all time. He's a hardass soldier of the future who's brilliant in stealth as well as... well everything else. He eats snakes. Takes on robots and vampires. And his games are as difficult as hell to defeat. But I don't care. It's always about the experience you have whenever you play a game that is important. And playing any Metal Gear game is always a treat to play. If ever I decide to buy a PS3, this will be the first title I'll be looking for.
Of all the fighting games in the market, this is definitely the prettiest. I play this game not only to unlock the secret characters but also to watch every character's ending cinematics. And of all the fighting games, this is probably the most realistic in terms of doability (is this a term?). Anyway, it borrows moves from karate, taekwondo, judo, wrestling, capoeira and just about every possible martial art. I love playing Hoarang, Law, Jin, Nina Williams, Xiaoyu and Yoshimitsu. I have slow fingers so I often lose to my nephews whenever we play this game. But no matter. It's still a good game.
Yeah I love playing video games. One of my dream jobs is to work for a video game company. I'm geeky like that.