The EZA Top 100 Videogames!



  • @Brannox i loved kingdom hearts 2 its gameplay is leaps and bounds better then the original however the story kept it from being higher on my list the first had a much cleaner focused narrative



  • @FF7Cloud I actually fondly look at the original more than II over time (Guess that shows one game higher on my list X-D ). For a while, I thought the sequel was better, but as time has gone on, I've found myself appreciating the original more and more.



  • @Brannox that is excatly how i feel as well and the first is on my list too



  • @Exist-2-Inspire said in The EZA Top 100 Videogames Countdown!:

    @TokyoSlim haha what did you expect? :D

    Might just be the fact that this "top 100" is made up of combined top 30 lists. I think it's throwing my expectations as to what 100-80ish should look like. Glad one of my submissions showed up though.

    DQVIII was my first and so far, favorite DQ game, and it's incredibly jolly.



  • I feel so bad that I haven't played Xenoblade, I bought a long time ago, and tried it for less than 10 minutes, I wish I could make time for it :(.



  • @bard91 you only need 80 to 120 hours



  • @Musou-Tensei said in The EZA Top 100 Videogames Countdown!:

    @Haru17 Now you switched to "modern day" but in your 1st post you pointed at the JRPG part.

    How disingenuous.



  • Life is Strange
    Also on my todo list, I'm sure I will love it, there's just no time!

    Dragon Quest VIII
    Never played any Dragon Quest game, but from what I hear this is the best one. I'm skipping Dragon Quest VII on 3DS because I can only take so much JRPG in one year, and FF XV will take priority. But I'm probably going to jump on DQ VIII when it releases next year.

    Star Fox 64
    Only played it when it came out on 3DS, and I really wasn't impressed. It's ok, it's alright, it's simple fun, but it really didn't age well to be honest. It's still functional but there are so many much better games in the genre now. It was probably awesome at the time, but I don't see the appeal in this day and age. (And I feel the same about Star Fox Zero)

    Xenoblade Chronicles
    Probably the best Wii game I haven't played :) But I played Xenoblade Chronicles X on Wii U and really enjoyed, despite some big flaws, so I suppose I should add that one to my bursting-at-the-seams backlog...



  • Extremely happy that Xenoblade chronicles made the list, though I hoped it would be higher. One of the best plots in game that I've EVER seen and one of the best soundtracks I've ever heard.



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    87. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (2008) - 66 Points - 4 Votes - Highest Vote: #8 MCRMJ

    Developer: Kojima Productions
    Publisher: Konami
    Genre: Action-adventure, stealth
    Platform(s): PlayStation 3

    Metal Gear Solid 4 is the fourth major game in the Metal Gear Solid series developed by Hideo Kojima. It ties up all of the loose plot points of the previous games while bringing back a number of characters from the earlier games in the series such as Colonel Campbell, Naomi Hunter, Otacon, Meryl Silverburgh, Mei Ling and many more. The game's main antagonist is Liquid Ocelot. Most of the story and the relationship is explained through cut-scenes with a considerable length. Due to the series extensive history, knowledge of the prior games is recommended to fully understand the story.

    As the story begins Solid Snake, now looking like an old man due to accelerated aging, is being deployed in the Middle East on a mission to stop Liquid Ocelot. The game is set in 2014, five years after the Big Shell Incident of Metal Gear Solid 2. Liquid aims to take control of Sons of the Patriots, the nanomachine system used to enhance the capabilities of the mercenaries of different factions. By this he plans to assemble an army. The game is divided into five acts followed by an epilogue and a briefing. The various missions bring Old Snake to more than one location, including the Middle East, South America, Eastern Europe and few more that can surprise the players familiar with the franchise.

    Other Votes: jipostus (24.), naltmank (17.), Divinity (9.)

    Links:
    Wikipedia
    Mobygames
    Gameplay on Youtube


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    86. Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (2008) - 67 Points - 5 Votes - Highest Vote: #4 MCRMJ

    Developer: Konami
    Publisher: Konami
    Genre: Action-adventure, stealth
    Platform(s): PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3

    In 2007, two years after the Shadow Moses incident, Solid Snake - now working for a freelance organization known as Philanthropy - infiltrates the oil tanker U.S.S. Discovery, investigating the development of a new Metal Gear-type weapon. A confrontation with a Russian military group as well as an old acquaintance from Snake's past adventure leads to a massive detonation, after which Snake is presumed dead.

    Fast-forward to the year 2009: the player takes control of Raiden, a rookie agent operating under the order of the Colonel, apparently member of a reformed Foxhound unit. His initial assignment is to infiltrate the offshore clean-up facility Big Shell and rescue the President of the United States of America, who was kidnapped by members of a terrorist organization known as Sons of Liberty. However, the matters become increasingly complicated as almost everyone Raiden communicates with appears to have a hidden agenda, and it is hard to tell a friend from foe...

    Other Votes: DeweyDecibel (24.), Tearju Engi (22.), Bard91 (28.), Lotias (10.)

    Links:
    Wikipedia
    Mobygames
    Gameplay on Youtube


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    My favourite video game series of all time but I already had too many MGS games on my Top 30. I couldn't include MGS2.

    At the time, I was a huge fanboy and I'd defend any MGS anyday. MGS4 was the greatest thing of all time when it came out to me. But now that I'm older and wiser (maybe not the latter) I can definitely see that 4 had a lot of issues and was way too far on the fan service side. It's biggest crime being it had awful bosses in both personality and fights. Crazy for an MGS game. That said I did go back and play it before MGSV and I enjoyed it more than I thought I would.

    MGS2 on the other hand is fantastic. This might be the game I've completed most (if not it's SMB3) on every difficulty, collecting every dog tag, every secret item. MGS2 was just a playground. The amount of different ways you can tackle a situation and what you were able to do. Sure the story can go over your head and is full of nonsense but it still has does awesome moments, twists and fights that an MGS game has. It was so close to getting on my list.


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    @Exist-2-Inspire said in The EZA Top 100 Videogames Countdown!:

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    the MGS games are amazing! I decided to keep 1 game per series in my list. I am PRETTY sure I put Sons of liberty on my list! so you might have to look at the scoring again - sorry.

    The story is lovely because it is so ridiculous at times. Spies, double spies and triple spies, and la-li-lu-le-lo <3



  • @Lotias Oh yeah sorry misread it, it was not BlazingBahamut but you with the 10th place!



  • Back to back MGS games? This continues with the surprises! For a time, I thought about getting into the series, but after a lot of thought, I decided against it. Now I'm expecting 1 and 3 to be much higher.



  • 91 - Life is Strange: I'm surprised that this title made the TOP 100, because lately I have been hearing some bad rumours about it, I haven't played it yet, but it is my type of game, so I'm certainly playing it in the near future!

    90 - Dragon Quest VIII: I'm really disappointed this awesome title only made it to number 90 on this list, thank you @TokyoSlim and especially @Divinity for supporting Dragon Quest VIII.

    This game for me currently holds the title of THE pinnacle of your Dragon Quest/Warrior experience to this day, and it is the maturation of traditional role-playing, nothing more, nothing less, so very strange it didn't get higher on this list.

    89 - Star Fox 64: I'm planning on playing the remake on 3DS, I'm expecting a very fun game, but not something that will leave a lasting impression on me, but I see why it could be on this list for some of you.

    88 - Xenoblade Chronicles: Although its visuals weren't groundbreaking, Xenoblade Chronicles proved that the JRPG-genre still has a lot to offer to its fans with some improvements it has brought to it, I just don't have the same fond memories of it as I do with some other JRPG titles.

    87 - MGS4 & 86 - MGS2: A thank you for nominating these titles @mcrmj, @jipostus, @naltmank, @Divinity, @DeweyDecibel, @Tearju-Engi , @Bard91 and @Lotias!

    Ah, the Metal Gear Solid series, my absolute favorite gaming series of all time! I haven't given my vote to these two entries, because I wanted to save my points for my absolute pinnacle in gaming if you take in every factor and what it meant and still means to the video game industry today: Metal Gear Solid!

    The reason why the Metal Gear series is so great is because of its plot and gameplay. When Metal Gear Solid came out for the PS1, the graphics and gameplay were top of the line. Metal Gear itself laid the path for the stealth action genre. In my opinion to pull off the incredible amount of options or variations in the gameplay at the time of MGS I, was just mind-blowing, lest we not forget Psycho Mantis reading your mind and making you switch your controller :).

    The story is another reason why its so great. The characters are 3-dimensional and have more to them than what you first see. The bosses are unique and intriguing. And in a sense, the fact that it uses nuclear weapons almost makes it a realistic fantasy.

    But in reality it's the "!", "?", cardboard boxes, nudie mags, bad ass moments, story, music, comedy, snake vs monkeys, metal gears, gadgets, guns, the list goes on and on!!!

    The series is almost 30 years old and was still going very strong until Kojima left, let's all pray for the future of this series!!

    PS: @Brannox , start playing this series TODAY, any gamer should play or at least try to play one entry of this series!!



  • Ah, yes. The metal gear makes its first strike. I'm kinda surprised that they are so "low" on the list, since many people consider it to be the best franchise in gaming. It still has some irons in the fire left though. My bet is on Snake eater. That game was dope :)
    Saying this, I am little afraid that when we'll get closer to the top, there will be just a bunch of Zeldas. Oh boy...



  • @BlazingBahamut I didn't decide not to lightly. I looked HARD at the Metal Gear Legacy Collection. What ultimately made my choice was the sheer "complicated-ness" of it all. The gameplay looks really interesting, don't get me wrong, and I'm also a proponent of stealth, but several things turned me away like having various Snakes and Big Boss (I still don't understand it. No spoilers because I don't want others ruined), the convoluted plot lines. It's a touch much, but all the same, like many entries so far: Haven't played but I respect it IMMENSELY (Although I still love to have debates with people that Final Fantasy VII was the best PS1 game :-P )



  • @Nillend Yeah I'm surprised how low on the list some of these entries have landed. It definitely makes this more interesting though! I may have ranked a certain Zelda game pretty high though...

    I wonder if any of the Allies submitted a list? Maybe Brandon can read it on a stream or the podcast :D

    @Bloodworth !!



  • What Brannox said. I haven't played the MGS series at all either, and at this point, it just seems like such a huge mountain to topple. "The convoluted plot lines" sums it up pretty neatly in my head, it all seems like a too big challenge to approach. But an interesting series, nevertheless.


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    @Brannox Im happy for you and gonna let you finish, but Final Fantasy IX is the best PS1 games :smirk:

    The whole MGS universe are so forth and back and people fooling each other which makes it great! :D