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  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time#1 in All Time Favorite Games#1The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of...UltimaXemnas's opinion: There is nothing any gamer on the planet can't say about this game that hasn't already been said, so i'll keep my review short and sweet. Incredibly detailed and colorful graphics for the time, gameplay hand-crafted by gods, a very envolving story with memorable characters and a soundtrack that came from heaven to marvel us with sheer beauty - defined the standards for every 3D game released after it. With innovative and influential mechanics like Z targetting and button-sensitive actions, this game became an inspiration for games of its genre that followed. All we can do now is thank god for giving us one of the greatest works of fiction to ever be admired by man!
  • Final Fantasy III#716 in All Time Favorite Games#2Final Fantasy IIIUltimaXemnas's opinion: "Final Fantasy III" is, and always will be, the most important game in the series, and it's still one of the greatest achievements in gaming! Many people missed it because of the release of "Final Fantasy VI" in the US, where they named it III. It wasn't until the remake, 16 years later, hit the DS worldwide that people outside Japan first got their hands on it. This game not only introduced many staples in the series, like summons, moogles and jobs, it also perfected the turn-based battle system used in the next 6 titles with new elements added later on. It also had impressive graphics, a deep and envolving story with developed characters (considering the time it was released) and a stellar soundtrack. A masterpiece!
  • Last Battle#3024 in All Time Favorite Games#3Last BattleUltimaXemnas's opinion: "Last Battle" is a very simple game, but it succeeds brilliantly at what it's trying to be and that's why it is my 3rd favorite game of all time. Lots of people don't like this game because it brings nothing new to the table, it has a very bad english translation and it takes elements from more popular games released at the time. Although I understand those complaints, I still ask: Does that make it a bad game? The answer is No. This game is actually quite fun to play. The story is nothing special, and the dialog is laughable to say the least, but what matters is that if you like side-scrollers chances are that you'll enjoy playing it. Pretty solid gameplay, very catchy soundtrack and very good graphics make it an underratted gem!
  • Chrono Trigger#17 in All Time Favorite Games#4Chrono TriggerUltimaXemnas's opinion: Some members of Square, like Hironubo Sakagushi and Nobuo Uematsu, and Enix, like Yuji Horii and Akira Toriyama, and a few more people, joined together to form a team called "Dream Team". The Dream Team was only formed for one reason: Make a game that would be marked in the history of Video Games. So, they came up with a game called "Chrono Trigger". Chrono Trigger was expected to be a great game, but we were wrong... IT WAS A MASTERPIECE!!! The graphics are the most gorgeous you'll ever see in the Super Nintendo, the soundtrack was composed in heaven, a really unique and creative battle system for the time and a storyline that will keep you wanting more and more. It's difficult to describe a game this brilliant, it really is...
  • Final Fantasy IX#49 in All Time Favorite Games#5Final Fantasy IXUltimaXemnas's opinion: Final Fantasy IX was my first PS1 game, and it will always be my favorite of the console. And it's more than just a nostalgic experience, it's one of the greatest games of the genre. Impecably crafted graphics, beautiful and memorable soundtrack, a simple but compelling story with great characters and a gameplay that's used as a tribute to the old days. Even though it's massively underatted, the game has a dedicated and passionate fanbase that put this game agaisnt the greatest of all time. It may not be as ambitious as it's predecessors, but it's brilliant at what it's trying to be: A tribute. A reminder of a time when JRPG's were in their "golden age", and it's great to get that feel back.
  • The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask#19 in All Time Favorite Games#6The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Ma...UltimaXemnas's opinion: The big problem with this game is that it had to live up to Ocarina of Time, one of the greatest creations of all time, and that's why many people felt it was inferior and dissapointing. In my opinion, the game couldn't live up to its predecessor better than it did. Incredible graphics considering its system, a more varied and daring spin to the Ocarina gameplay, one of the very best soundtracks ever put on "dark" games and an amazingly unsettling, weird and unusual but also interesting, fascinating and original storyline. The game is full of stuff to do, like side-quests to do, optional items to get and people to talk to. It also sets one of the best atmospheres i've ever seen. Possibly the greatest game of the decade!
  • Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King#219 in All Time Favorite Games#7Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of th...UltimaXemnas's opinion: The Dragon Quest series is probably the most important console RPG franchise in history. It introduced so many staples to the genre that are still being used to this day, and inspired countless other RPG's like Final Fantasy. While the greatest of the series will always be the first one because of it's importance and legacy, Dragon Quest VIII is one the most beautifully polished games I have ever played. Beautifull graphics with a distinct and recognisable art style, classic turn-based gameplay that's pretty well made, a wonderful soundtrack that still amazes me to this day and another simple but well told, epic storyline. Many can argue about it being the best in the series or not, but Dragon Quest VIII is truly a masterpiece!
  • Kingdom Hearts II#53 in All Time Favorite Games#8Kingdom Hearts IIUltimaXemnas's opinion: What the first one did right, this game did it even better. Gameplay is even more fun and envolving now, graphics are great with incredibly detailed backgrounds and character animations, soundtrack is alot better with some breathtakingly beautifull and awesome compositions and an amazing story with some incredible depth that gave birth to a complex paradox of character relations and backstories. This game also introduces the ecletic and insane battle system the series is known for, with new mechanics added later on in new entries. It does get into a button-masher at times, but when you get more powerful and more moves to do...this game becomes insanely fun to play. Easily one of the greatest action RPG's of it's time!
  • GoldenEye 007#46 in All Time Favorite Games#9GoldenEye 007UltimaXemnas's opinion: The movie was great. I believe it was the first time we took 007 movies seriously, with most of the sillyness being forgotten. It is my favorite Bond film, but the game was just something revolutionary. It was the definitive standard for console first person shooters, with it's highly addictive and polished gameplay and wide variety of weapons to use, enemies to kill, things to destroy and missions to complete. The graphics were great for the time, has a memorable soundtrack and a pretty good story. The enemy AI was also praised for it's surprising intelligence, which for now may not seem much but for that time it was brilliant and new to console FPS's. One must wonder what would be of the genre without Goldeneye...
  • Sid Meier's Civilization#419 in All Time Favorite Games#10Sid Meier's CivilizationUltimaXemnas's opinion: Sid Meier's timeless masterpiece is an undeniable, important and influential part in gaming history! The graphics we're 1990 standard for computer games, there was only a few tunes in it and the story is you creating your own civilization. But what makes this game shine is the gameplay. With all it's detail and revolutionary concepts that redefined the entire genre forever, it's also probably the most addicting game i've ever played. The goal is to succeed in making your civilization stand the test of time, while creating your cities, forming your army and fighting enemy civilizations for power and survival. And all that could not be more fun than Sid Meier's masterwork. In terms of strategy-tactical games, it is the pinnacle!
  • The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages#505 in All Time Favorite Games#11The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of A...UltimaXemnas's opinion: This is a somewhat overlooked Zelda title, like Oracle of Seasons as well, and it shouldn't because these titles really shine above most of the franchise. Impecable graphics and art style, perfected version of Link's Awakenings gameplay with much more variety and polish, the most beautifull sounds to ever come out of a Game Boy speaker and a pretty simple but epic and memorable storyline. Portable fantasy adventure games will never be this good!
  • Tales of Symphonia#131 in All Time Favorite Games#12Tales of SymphoniaUltimaXemnas's opinion: This game is the reason that makes me proud for owning a Gamecube, and one of the many reasons why RPG's are my favorite kind of games. Wonderfull, detailed and well designed cel-shaded graphics and FMV's, awesome gameplay that is definitely one of the best i've ever encountered, amazing soundtrack with some beautiful and memorable tunes and a surprisingly good story with great characters. Tales of Symphonia is one of those games that fall very short from being called a masterpiece!
  • Dark Souls#60 in All Time Favorite Games#13Dark SoulsUltimaXemnas's opinion: Demon's Souls was the unexpected hit of 2009, praised by many critics. It's impecable craft and original game design made it, easily, one of the greatest games of this generation. Dark Souls, its spiritual successor, does the same but bigger and it is also much more ambitious. Amazing graphics with some of the most impressive animations, spot-on precise combat and controls and exciting, addicting gameplay, a great original soundtrack that surpasses its predecessor in many ways and a surprisingly deep storyline told in a very creative, original way. Looking at games up to this point, there just isn't another game quite like Dark Souls. It's a modern art masterpiece, and an adventure you will never forget!
  • Star Ocean: The Second Story#628 in All Time Favorite Games#14Star Ocean: The Second StoryUltimaXemnas's opinion: The PS1 had it's share of great RPG's like FFVII, IX and Dragon Quest VII. And in my honest opinion, Star Ocean: The Second Story joins that list and stands with them as some of the best the genre has ever had. Some good graphics and well designed sprites, a gameplay that is almost as fun as insulting Michael Bay movies, a very good soundtrack with some awesome boss tunes and a pretty simple but entertaining and envolving story. It's a very underatted title, and I believe this game should be used as a reference to every J-RPG game designer!
  • Demon's Souls#110 in All Time Favorite Games#15Demon's SoulsUltimaXemnas's opinion: I generally don't like the new direction video games went, too many first-person shooters and cinematic games where you spend most of the time watching cutscenes instead of playing. When I thought I'd never really love another game again, this role-playing masterwork came out. Breathtaking graphics with a very distinct art style that adds to the atmosphere, the absolute best action RPG gameplay since The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, unusual but unique and creative soundtrack that sets the tone for the game and a pretty simple but effective storyline. Demon's Souls may not have been loved by everyone, but no one can deny it's masterfull production values and innovative and revolutionary concepts!
  • Sonic Adventure 2 Battle#175 in All Time Favorite Games#16Sonic Adventure 2 BattleUltimaXemnas's opinion: This is one of the most difficult games for me to review, because I only adore it for one specific reason: Chao Garden. I was wowed the first time I tried it, it is without a doubt the greatest A-Life gameplay ever conceived. The amount of variety, creation, breeding combinations, stats, attributes, personalities, improving tools and methods, competitions and prizes are just stunning. One thing I can say for sure: there will never be an A-Life gameplay as masterfull as Sonic Adventure 2 Battle's Chao Garden! The sonic gameplay was good, but compared to the Dreamcast version it has alot of bugs and camera issues that ruin the experience a bit.
  • Golden Axe#686 in All Time Favorite Games#17Golden AxeUltimaXemnas's opinion: This is the most fun side-scrolling beat 'em up i've ever played. I couldn't count how many hours i've spent playing this game even if my whole life flashed through my eyes. What I think made this game so great was the difficulty. It's a really hard game when you're playing alone, but it never feels cheap or unfair. It all feels like you're playing a game that fully respects the rules of the duel. The graphics were lively and colorful, the soundtrack was catchy and memorable and the story was simple and cliched...what more could you ask for? Go play it, it's alot better than reading this review!
  • Pokemon Crystal#206 in All Time Favorite Games#18Pokemon CrystalUltimaXemnas's opinion: Pokemon was the biggest hit during the Red/Blue and Gold/Silver era, but it only reached it's peak with Pokemon Crystal. Improved graphics and new animations that would become a staple for the franchise, the typical Pokemon gameplay that didn't need to be improved or changed, better soundtrack with the adition of some great new tunes and the adition of a simple but good and entertaining story. The suicune story arc is great, and it's enough to separate this from it's generation counterparts. It's exciting, and everytime you see a cutscene of this arc you're thrilled and you feel how much the series could evolve from here. Pokemon was never supposed to be high art, but if there's one title that's close to that is Crystal!
  • Final Fantasy XII#148 in All Time Favorite Games#19Final Fantasy XIIUltimaXemnas's opinion: After the absolute holocaust that Final Fantasy X was, I pretty much gave up on the series' credibility. That was until I played Final Fantasy XII, which turned out to be one of my personal favorites of the entire franchise. The most gorgeous graphics, cinematics and animations on the PS2, a wonderfully crafted battle system and gameplay thats as acessible as it is addictive and fun, good soundtrack with some very good tunes and a story that, I have to admit, is a bit lacking. But even though the story is weak, it still is one of my favorite games because I can forgive a bad story if the gameplay is good and that's why Final Fantasy XII suceeds: Gameplay > Story!
  • Super Smash Bros. Melee#28 in All Time Favorite Games#20Super Smash Bros. MeleeUltimaXemnas's opinion: Gathering all of Nintendo's popular characters and put them all fighting each other in a chaotic war is, probably, the best concept for a fighting game ever. Great graphics for the time, an extremely chaotic and fun, but also pretty complex and rewarding gameplay, wondeful soundtrack filled with tunes from Nintendo's greatest games and, as with most fighting games, a simple but fun story. The reason why this game was so successful was that it was a huge step up from it's predecessor. Who played the original first and went to Melee got their jaw on the floor, and only showed the world the true potential of this series. It is one of the best Gamecube games, and easily one of the most fun games i've ever played!
  • The Legend of Zelda#145 in All Time Favorite Games#21The Legend of ZeldaUltimaXemnas's opinion: Let the legend begin! A game that was made based on the developer's dreams as a kid, and was also made to defy every convention video games had at the time. It ended up being one of the most influential, revolutionary and unique gaming experiences of all time. This game not only gave birth to an amazing series, but also gave birth to the Action-RPG genre and changed gaming forever. Very well made and designed graphics for 1986, innovative, revolutionary and perfect gameplay, incredibly memorable soundtrack with some of the most popular tunes ever in gaming and a simple but epic and memorable story. If it weren't for this masterpiece, one must wonder how Action-RPG's and Action-Adventure games would be today!
  • Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch#430 in All Time Favorite Games#22Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White W...UltimaXemnas's opinion: Past years were tough for JRPG's. With only a select few, there really wasn't a good or relevant JRPG since Dragon Quest VIII. Ironically the same developer who did DQVIII came and made this modern art masterpiece, a JRPG for just about anyone to enjoy and it might be the one that marks the new beginning for the genre. The greatest looking game to date, impressive gameplay and interesting battle system combining many great things from the genre, stellar soundtrack with some of the best music of last years and an engaging story, with great and lovable characters. It has most things a JRPG fan could ask for, and it truly is a shining example that sometimes embracing the traditions and roots brings the best results.
  • 3D Dot Game Heroes#2528 in All Time Favorite Games#233D Dot Game HeroesUltimaXemnas's opinion: What a fantastic game! This game is really one of those which you overlook so much, thanks to how much fun and engaging the experience is. The graphics and art design are sublime and very unique, extremely fun and addicting gameplay that respects the genre's roots, very good soundtrack with alot of catchy tunes and a very special storyline thanks to it's magnificent sense of humour towards gaming. There are flaws, like the dungeon design being uninspired and an irritating screen transition glitch, but if you like Legend of Zelda and Dragon Quest you're gonna have so much fun that it won't bother you in the slightest. Any gamer who considers himself a retro gamer should, at least, try this game. It will bring a smile to your face.
  • Super Mario 64#11 in All Time Favorite Games#24Super Mario 64UltimaXemnas's opinion: With the release of Super Mario Galaxy 2, new standards were introduced for how to create a 3D platformer but people still forget that it was Super Mario 64 that not only did that as well but also defined 3D gaming forever. Good graphics for 1996, the incredibly well made gameplay that influenced every single 3D game released after it, brilliant soundtrack with every tune matching and enhancing their moments and, well, a simple and cliched story of saving the princess (who plays Mario games for the story, anyway?). It's true that Super Mario Galaxy 2 is flawless and it's probably the best game around today, but Super Mario 64 will always be the ultimate 3D platformer!
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City#63 in All Time Favorite Games#25Grand Theft Auto: Vice CityUltimaXemnas's opinion: Every friend of mine loved GTA. I never played one before, so I decided to buy Vice City and give it a try...and I can say without a doubt in my mind: It is the greatest game of it's kind. Great graphics with some detailed animations and settings, impecable controls and gameplay that make it extremely fun to play, amazing soundtrack with some of the greatest songs of the 80's and one of the best and most engaging stories ever told in a video game with some of the most memorable characters. Grand Theft Auto III was that masterpiece that redefined sandbox games forever, but Vice City is my personal favorite of the series!

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  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time#28 in Best Current Favorites#1The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of...UltimaXemnas's opinion: There is nothing any gamer on the planet can't say about this game that hasn't already been said, so i'll keep my review short and sweet. Incredibly detailed and colorful graphics for the time, gameplay hand-crafted by gods, a very envolving story with memorable characters and a soundtrack that came from heaven to marvel us with sheer beauty - defined the standards for every 3D game released after it. With innovative and influential mechanics like Z targetting and button-sensitive actions, this game became an inspiration for games of its genre that followed. All we can do now is thank god for giving us one of the greatest works of fiction to ever be admired by man!
  • Final Fantasy III#698 in Best Current Favorites#2Final Fantasy IIIUltimaXemnas's opinion: "Final Fantasy III" is, and always will be, the most important game in the series, and it's still one of the greatest achievements in gaming! Many people missed it because of the release of "Final Fantasy VI" in the US, where they named it III. It wasn't until the remake, 16 years later, hit the DS worldwide that people outside Japan first got their hands on it. This game not only introduced many staples in the series, like summons, moogles and jobs, it also perfected the turn-based battle system used in the next 6 titles with new elements added later on. It also had impressive graphics, a deep and envolving story with developed characters (considering the time it was released) and a stellar soundtrack. A masterpiece!
  • Chrono Trigger#513 in Best Current Favorites#3Chrono TriggerUltimaXemnas's opinion: Some members of Square, like Hironubo Sakagushi and Nobuo Uematsu, and Enix, like Yuji Horii and Akira Toriyama, and a few more people, joined together to form a team called "Dream Team". The Dream Team was only formed for one reason: Make a game that would be marked in the history of Video Games. So, they came up with a game called "Chrono Trigger". Chrono Trigger was expected to be a great game, but we were wrong... IT WAS A MASTERPIECE!!! The graphics are the most gorgeous you'll ever see in the Super Nintendo, the soundtrack was composed in heaven, a really unique and creative battle system for the time and a storyline that will keep you wanting more and more. It's difficult to describe a game this brilliant, it really is...
  • Final Fantasy IX#169 in Best Current Favorites#4Final Fantasy IXUltimaXemnas's opinion: Final Fantasy IX was my first PS1 game, and it will always be my favorite of the console. And it's more than just a nostalgic experience, it's one of the greatest games of the genre. Impecably crafted graphics, beautiful and memorable soundtrack, a simple but compelling story with great characters and a gameplay that's used as a tribute to the old days. Even though it's massively underatted, the game has a dedicated and passionate fanbase that put this game agaisnt the greatest of all time. It may not be as ambitious as it's predecessors, but it's brilliant at what it's trying to be: A tribute. A reminder of a time when JRPG's were in their "golden age", and it's great to get that feel back.
  • The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask#46 in Best Current Favorites#5The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Ma...UltimaXemnas's opinion: The big problem with this game is that it had to live up to Ocarina of Time, one of the greatest creations of all time, and that's why many people felt it was inferior and dissapointing. In my opinion, the game couldn't live up to its predecessor better than it did. Incredible graphics considering its system, a more varied and daring spin to the Ocarina gameplay, one of the very best soundtracks ever put on "dark" games and an amazingly unsettling, weird and unusual but also interesting, fascinating and original storyline. The game is full of stuff to do, like side-quests to do, optional items to get and people to talk to. It also sets one of the best atmospheres i've ever seen. Possibly the greatest game of the decade!
  • Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King#410 in Best Current Favorites#6Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of th...UltimaXemnas's opinion: The Dragon Quest series is probably the most important console RPG franchise in history. It introduced so many staples to the genre that are still being used to this day, and inspired countless other RPG's like Final Fantasy. While the greatest of the series will always be the first one because of it's importance and legacy, Dragon Quest VIII is one the most beautifully polished games I have ever played. Beautifull graphics with a distinct and recognisable art style, classic turn-based gameplay that's pretty well made, a wonderful soundtrack that still amazes me to this day and another simple but well told, epic storyline. Many can argue about it being the best in the series or not, but Dragon Quest VIII is truly a masterpiece!
  • Dark Souls#9 in Best Current Favorites#7Dark SoulsUltimaXemnas's opinion: Demon's Souls was the unexpected hit of 2009, praised by many critics. It's impecable craft and original game design made it, easily, one of the greatest games of this generation. Dark Souls, its spiritual successor, does the same but bigger and it is also much more ambitious. Amazing graphics with some of the most impressive animations, spot-on precise combat and controls and exciting, addicting gameplay, a great original soundtrack that surpasses its predecessor in many ways and a surprisingly deep storyline told in a very creative, original way. Looking at games up to this point, there just isn't another game quite like Dark Souls. It's a modern art masterpiece, and an adventure you will never forget!
  • Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch#39 in Best Current Favorites#8Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White W...UltimaXemnas's opinion: Past years were tough for JRPG's. With only a select few, there really wasn't a good or relevant JRPG since Dragon Quest VIII. Ironically the same developer who did DQVIII came and made this modern art masterpiece, a JRPG for just about anyone to enjoy and it might be the one that marks the new beginning for the genre. The greatest looking game to date, impressive gameplay and interesting battle system combining many great things from the genre, stellar soundtrack with some of the best music of last years and an engaging story, with great and lovable characters. It has most things a JRPG fan could ask for, and it truly is a shining example that sometimes embracing the traditions and roots brings the best results.
  • Dragon Warrior#702 in Best Current Favorites#9Dragon Warrior
  • Pokemon HeartGold / SoulSilver#134 in Best Current Favorites#10Pokemon HeartGold / SoulSilver

UltimaXemnas's Reviews

3D Dot Game HeroesSilicon Studio (2009)

3D Dot Game Heroes

Review written Sunday, March 17th, 2013 at 07:49 pm.

8.5Fantastic

What a fantastic game! This game is really one of those which you overlook so much, thanks to how much fun and engaging the experience is. The graphics and art design are sublime and very unique, extremely fun and addicting gameplay that respects the genre's roots, very good soundtrack with alot of catchy tunes and a very special storyline thanks to it's magnificent sense of humour towards gaming. There are flaws, like the dungeon design being uninspired and an irritating screen transition glitch, but if you like Legend of Zelda and Dragon Quest you're gonna have so much fun that it won't bother you in the slightest. Any gamer who considers himself a retro gamer should, at least, try this game. It will bring a smile to your face.

Review written Sunday, March 17th, 2013 at 01:13 am.

9.5Classic!

Past years were tough for JRPG's. With only a select few, there really wasn't a good or relevant JRPG since Dragon Quest VIII. Ironically the same developer who did DQVIII came and made this modern art masterpiece, a JRPG for just about anyone to enjoy and it might be the one that marks the new beginning for the genre. The greatest looking game to date, impressive gameplay and interesting battle system combining many great things from the genre, stellar soundtrack with some of the best music of last years and an engaging story, with great and lovable characters. It has most things a JRPG fan could ask for, and it truly is a shining example that sometimes embracing the traditions and roots brings the best results.

Tales of VesperiaNamco Tales Studio (2008)

Tales of Vesperia

Review written Saturday, January 5th, 2013 at 10:08 pm.

8.5Fantastic

Many fans of this series began with it's first worldwide release tittle, Tales of Symphonia. It was one of the greatest JRPG's of all time, so huge hype followed for their next game. Tales of Vesperia justifies the hype, even if it did fail on some aspects. Stellar graphics that look absolutely beautiful and amazing gameplay that's as fun as it is deep make it one of the greatest games of it's generation. Although it did fail on the story, for trying to be much more than what it really was, and soundtrack, for being too bland and unmemorable compared to Symphonia, the game still is amazing overall. For those of you who loved Symphonia, you should give Vesperia a try and you'll definitely love it for what it is.

Amnesia: The Dark DescentFrictional Games (2010)

Amnesia: The Dark Descent

Review written Sunday, June 24th, 2012 at 03:34 am.

9.5Classic!

This game is...undescribable. It's impossible to express the massive impact this game can cause you in words. It's something elemental, a milestone even. Never before have I played a game that had such a profound, disturbing effect on me like this. It messes with your head, it makes you question everything and may drive you insane. The sheer terror it gives is absolutely unmatched. It's horrifying to the bone, creeps your every muscle and scares all your thoughts away. Draining, stressful and difficult to go through, not anyone could play this and not get mentally affected by it...Breathtaking, something you have to see to believe. It may not be a perfect game, but it's an absolute masterpiece for its genre!

Ecco: The Tides of TimeNovotrade Software (1994)

Ecco: The Tides of Time

Review written Sunday, May 20th, 2012 at 06:31 pm.

10Classic!

A time when platformers ruled the world (and it's still considered, by many, as the greatest game genre of all time), I admit I got a little tired of them after playing and completing tons of them when I was younger. Ecco: The Tides of Time is a breath of fresh air, and one of the great forgotten gems of gaming history. Beautiful graphics with a stunning art style, unique and creative gameplay with spot on controls, amazing soundtrack that got craved in my memory and a surprisingly good story, that engages you throughout the entire adventure. The reason I consider it one of the greatest games of it's time is, mainly, because of how unique and creative it is and how unforgettable the game is thanks to it.

Review written Sunday, May 6th, 2012 at 01:31 pm.

8.0Great

I first played the Dreamcast version, but I easily put more hours into the Episode I & II version. Phantasy Star Online has a soft spot in my heart, when I was younger I just couldn't turn my dreamcast off. The game was so addictive and fun to play, and the game was also groundbreaking for it's time and it served as an example for all online games you see today. Pretty decent graphics for it's time, addicting gameplay which unfortunately didn't age well, a soundtrack with some nice tunes but not very memorable and a very distracting story, which you will most certainly not pay attention to. In some parts the game hasn't aged well, but after playing it 12 years later, the game is still as amazingly addictive as ever!

Sonic 3 & KnucklesSonic Team (1994)

Sonic 3 & Knuckles

Review written Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012 at 01:06 pm.

10Classic!

My favorite "true" Sonic game. It was platforming brilliance back in the day, and it's still amazingly fun to play in this day and age. It may not be better than it's rival, but I still prefer playing this one without thinking twice. Pretty graphics which use the capabilities of the Mega Drive wisely, perfected speedy platforming gameplay with precise controls, wonderfully catchy soundtrack with some surprisingly great tunes and, once again, a simple but fun storyline. It is definitely one of the greatest plaformers in history not only because of it's amazing craft overall, but also because it competed with Mario and, in my honest opinion, it won in certain ways...

Review written Sunday, April 29th, 2012 at 01:17 pm.

9.5Classic!

After Zelda II, people wanted another Zelda like the original but much bigger and epic. Nintendo gave exactly what the fans wanted and much more, with this Super Nintendo classic. A Link to the Past is the third most influential game of the series, and at the time it defied many game design conventions. Great graphics which give that unique Zelda feel, magnificent gameplay which added many staples to the series, brilliant soundtrack with some of the series' most memorable tunes and a simple, but bigger and more evolved story than it's predecessors. Personally this is not one of my favorites of the series, but I have to admit that this game gave much more than most of my favorites. The respect it gets is well deserved. Brilliant game!

Kingdom HeartsSquaresoft (2002)

Kingdom Hearts

Review written Friday, April 27th, 2012 at 12:56 am.

8.5Fantastic

This has got to be one of the wackiest concepts ever for a game, mixing serious, drawn out emotional stories/characters with cheerful, charismatic cartoons from the 20's... good thing it ended up being a really great game. Gorgeous graphics with an instantly recognizable art style, exciting gameplay with tight controls, beautiful soundtrack that is still praised to this day and a surprisingly deep, compelling story with great characters. I prefer the sequel for it's superior gameplay and story but I have to admit the first one is still better in certain aspects, like the difficulty. This charming RPG started an amazing series, that became too crazy for me unfortunately...

Final FantasySquaresoft (1987)

Final Fantasy

Review written Sunday, April 8th, 2012 at 06:14 pm.

9.5Classic!

Let the Fantasy begin! As much flaws as it has compared to it's sequels' improvements and tweaks, It is still a console role-playing masterpiece! You can see how influential and important it was today, and how it completely morphed the J-RPG into it's own genre. Immense world to explore with incredible detail for it's time, innovative battle design with Dragon Quest's turn-based battle system, good graphics with it's distinct art style, groundbreaking sound design with an inspiring soundtrack and an epic fantasy story. This wasn't the first Final Fantasy i've played, i've played and completed many before trying this one, but it still impressed me and got me entertained all the way through. It was a new beginning for Squaresoft!

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