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Or: What Are Some of Your Favourite Video Games?

It can be difficult to choose just one, so please feel free to discuss any number of games you love! While I certainly don't need to add more to my backlog, I enjoy reading about other games, old or new! Please take this as an invitation to talk at length about any of your favourites.

Or: What Are Some of Your Favourite Video Games? It can be difficult to choose just one, so please feel free to discuss any number of games you love! While I certainly don't need to add more to my backlog, I enjoy reading about other games, old or new! Please take this as an invitation to talk at length about any of your favourites.

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I can't pick one, so these are my favourite games/series in no specific order:

  • The Last of Us Part I and II
  • The Witcher 3
  • Horizon (Zero Dawn and Forbidden West)
  • Mass Effect trilogy

Mass Effect will always have a special place in my heart, because this game was one of major wake-up calls for my sexuality (Liara and femShep started to question my orientation and well... in the end made me realize I'm a lesbian), pushed me to practice English on my own beside the school, so probably without ME I wouldn't have a career I do have now, and generally helped me with growing into adulthood.

Each of these games affected me in one way or another and are also just amazing games on their own.

Morrowind. I had been a PC gamer for several years before it released and it was a game changer for me. All I wanted to play from that point was first person open world games, and BGS does it better than anyone. Bethesda is hands down my favorite studio. Where there games lack (graphics, story) they make up for in creating worlds I want to spend thousands of hours exploring.

The Mass Effect Trilogy (minus the last 20 minutes of the ending) is one of my favorites. Dragon Age Origins was also awesome. I miss old school Bioware. They jumped the shark years ago and I think they're a lost cause. I didn't care for DA2 or DA: Inquisition. The follow up Mass Effects I hated.

Red Dead Redemption 2 was probably the technically best game I've ever played. Rockstar knocked it out of the park. It's a masterpiece.

Holy shit, Morrowind is my favorite game ever! Seeing it mentioned here is so amazing!

Did you play it around release? It was so amazing back then. I had never played anything like it. First of its kind, really.

I wish they hadn't dumbed down the quests so much in Oblivion and Skyrim. Loved having to use directions (no map markers) to find where I needed to be!

Did you play it around release? It was so amazing back then. I had never played anything like it. First of its kind, really.

I got it in 2005. It blew my mind! I was only 11 and it was my very first rpg, so I was sooo bad at it, but I loved it anyway!

Loved having to use directions (no map markers) to find where I needed to be!

Yes!! Plus, exploration is actually rewarding, magic is badass and the world-building is unmatched!

I wish they hadn't dumbed down the quests so much in Oblivion and Skyrim.

You and me both...

Morrowind was amazing! I never got too far into it due to my age at the time, but I was enchanted from the moment I first saw the title screen! I’d get my chance to really sink my teeth into an Elder Scrolls game when Oblivion was released. I agree, Bethesda set the bar high for the open-world experience.

I love the Mass Effect trilogy too! I didn’t mind the ending myself, so I look back on it all with nothing but affection. Admittedly, I never gave Andromeda a fair chance, but I don’t feel compelled to pick it back up anytime soon. My interest in new titles from Bioware has plummeted in recent years.

I’ve never played any of the Red Dead Redemption games, but I’ve friends and acquaintances who share your opinion on it!

Yeah, I'm so sad my interest in Bioware is nonexistent these days... but I just don't like they direction they've taken it. It's a shame, as I think they filled a gap other studios didn't... and the ME trilogy really was remarkable in so many ways.

I only really get excited over BGS releases these days, and those a few and far between.

Play RDR2 if you get a chance!

I've never played any of the Red Dead Redemption games, but I’ve friends and acquaintances who share your opinion on it!

The Red Dead games look so good. But I have a kid now and just cannot delve into a dense, open world game like that for a while. LOL

While I don’t have children of my own, I also find it difficult to start open-world games. They can be overwhelming! I’ve great respect for the open-world genre (especially those crafted by Bethesda), but I tend to prefer linear RPGs nowadays.

The follow up Mass Effects I hated.

Did they make your face tired? 🤣

Definitely the old school SNES era of jRPGs was my favorite. I love Final Fantasy VI, Chrono Trigger, Earthbound, etc. FFIX is also a favorite. I also love the old school survival horror genre, like Resident Evil, Silent Hill, and Fatal Frame.

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Final Fantasy VI is fantastic. Celes and Terra are some of my favourite Final Fantasy characters. I'm hoping to get to FFIX someday, as it comes highly recommended!

You will absolutely not be disappointed in IX. And I love that Terra and Celes had such a great intertwining storyline with them both learning different versions of love and how they connected back to humans. I loved that the first part of the story focused on Terra, and the second part focused on Celes. I got so tied up and emotional with those little sprites. It truly paved the way for storytelling in modern games.

I agree, I liked how their stories took the same theme of love and explored it in different ways. While I understand that the developers didn't want any one single character to be thought of as the "main character", I can't help but think of Terra and Celes as the main characters. As much as I liked the rest of the cast, these two stand out!

Have you played the remakes of Resident Evil 2 & 3? I did and I LOVED them!

Butting in to say I did and I LOVED them. They look so good and play so smoothly and I am such a fan of Jill's practical clothing for zambo fighting. I'm really looking forward to RE4.

RE4 was so much fun! Different from the rest of the series, because it started getting focused on action for than survival horror, but it still has genuinely scary moments.

Not yet, since I don't have a PS4. But they're at the top of my list when I get one! Those two have been my favorite of the series. I loved having Nemesis stalk around and being able to decide on what ammo to make.

Dragon Age: Origins. I love Bioware games (for all the faults with the company) and this one is wonderful. The characters and locations have stayed with me.

Star Wars the Old Republic is my favourite MMO, also from Bioware, and although I am not currently playing it I have years of fond memories of the story, and of playing with friends.

Persona 5 Royal is just a delight, the music, the combat.

DA:O is so damn good, I spent so many hours always starting new, new paths, new romances...

I love the dragon age series! My favourite romance is Alistair. Wish there were more guys like him in the world lol

I miss SWTOR. I feel like the player base fell off so drastically because they had so many issues in the first few months after the launch. I have very fond memories of that game too.

Final Fantasy VII This game changed mine life in more ways than I can say right now. It's been a foundational life experience for me.

I feel the same way! Two of my all-time favourite characters come from that game. I was quite young when I played the OG, so it had a big impact on me.

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My latest favourite to play has been Assassin's Creed Odyssee with all the DLCs. Kassandra, the canonical main character, is voiced by the most perfect voice actress, Melissanthi Mahut, and I have so many favourite funny, dorky, sad and deep moments in that game - "Earth, mother of all, I greet you"

And the Mass Effect trilogy (minus the ending, why Bioware WHY??) plus ME: Andromeda will always have a special place in my heart as well. (Edit: I just saw that a 5th game will be in the making as of next year, aaaaaah! I want to become a space witch/vanguard again soooon)


Epic stories playable with a female character that are a perfect way for escapism and dreaming of future utopias <3

I think my favorite games of all time are Portal and Portal 2. I love puzzles.

I also love Skyrim and I played WoW for years, it will always have a special place in my heart.

I grew up on Legend of Zelda, I love all of them. Have not played any since Twilight Princess because I refuse to buy a console and I don't have much time for games these days anyway.

Warcraft 3.

What can I say, the incredible twist of playing the good guys and trying to keep your land and people alive and then being shoved in the bad guys' shoes and now your objective is to destroy everything you tried so hard to protect. Oh, the frustration. It was incredible.

This game introduced me to the night elves and I haven't fallen out of love to this day. An entire race of women, over 2meters tall, "savage" as the orcs call them. The males are just sleeping somewhere, being hermits. And they're so beautiful. Everything about the night elves was amazing to 10yearold me. But then WoW happened and butchered everything. The night elves I know would have never agreed to be part of an alliance that is just about being humans' side-characters. Like the high elves or the dwarves, or the gnomes which were part of the "human" race in Warcraft 3. Night elves were not like that. They were their own race, with their own allies (dryads, mountain giants, treants, furbolgs,...). Just like taurens and trolls were part of the "orcs" and are part of the horde in WoW. But night elves were their own race. I will never, ever get over this lmao.

Other than warcraft, one game that has absolutely blown me away is The World Ends With You, on the Nintendo DS. It's a game about... coming of age? I suppose. It's about life, and death, and what keeps you going, and feeling insecure or like you don't belong. It's very much teenage angst, but playing this as a 15yearold was absolutely amazing. And the gameplay, honestly, I have never seen anything like this before or after. It's extremely fun.

I didn’t expect someone to mention The World Ends With You here, but I am delighted you did! It is one of my favourite games—possibly my favourite, though it has some competition. It’s certainly a story well-suited to a teenage audience, but I believe it can still appeal to adults. While the characters may not be as relatable to an adult, the story and character development may be interesting enough. That and, as you said, the gameplay is truly unique! Every bit of TWEWY—the music, environments, menu screens—bursts with personality! Like you, I played for the first time when I was fifteen, so it was one of those timely stories that I've carried with me since.

I also liked the night elves from Warcraft 3! Their friendship with magical creatures and their relationship with the natural world drew me to them. I can’t quite remember, but I want to say that I too was surprised by the makeup of the factions in WoW; not just because of the night elves, but also the Forsaken's induction into the Horde. That said, my memory of Warcraft lore is almost non-existent at this point, so I wouldn't be able to elaborate why I might've felt this way.

Anyway, thank you for sharing!

Haha yeah! I didn't want to ramble on and on but the TWEWY music! The pins, the clothes, the food. The characters, the humour. It's a story that was told in its natural habitat, you really feel like you're entering their world.

And yes, the Forsaken in the Horde was also an aberration. 😩 Their entire thing is to be independent and only rely on each other. The MMO format is kind of obligated to destroy the lore, unfortunately.

I love, love, love Zelda! I think, Ocarina of time is my all time favorite, then Botw, then Majoras Mask.

I love all the random stuff in it - like why do the Bobklins defend a treasure chest containing apples, which can be found everywhere in the game so fiercely? I do enjoy randomly walking around, just looking at stuff.

I love the Zelda series too! The world (or worlds) of each entry is so vibrant, and its inhabitants are endearing, intriguing, and sometimes hilarious! There's something very magical and charming about the series as a whole.

Any Pokemon game. 25 years later I'm still obsessed with the series. Used to do simulator battles as a kid when it was only gen 1 but haven't gone back to the meta but still love single player.

Silent Hill 2 - played it late on the shitty rerelease version that screwed up the graphics but the story and atmosphere were amazing

Terraria! Mix of metroid-vania and Minecraft. Love tile games

Crash bandicoot 2, Tony hawk's pro skater

Star ocean:3, plot was silly but loved the battle system

Any of the great n64 multiplayer, Mario kart Mario party Pokemon stadium goldeneye snowboard kids

To the moon - not alot of gameplay but gorgeous plot and soundtrack, I think its an RPG maker game but a big step above most of them. Takes around 7 hours to complete and if I could recommend one game to anyone here, that would be it.

Dishonored!! (Anyone else who loves this game please feel free to DM me!)

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