The EZA Top 100 Videogames!

  • @DeweyDecibel Its all good. I enjoy reading them so know that your effort is not going unappreciated.

    Love & Respect to you as well.

  • I''m perfectly fine with both of these! I personally put the most recent Mario Kart as my choice for the franchise, since to me it's simply the most variety in both its track design and gameplay. Those graphics are a thing of beauty, and I like how they actually put effort into the remastered tracks (unlike the wii version) I will say that they butchered battle mode, though, which is clearly the best on 64.

  • I find Mario Kart 64 to be much more charming than Mario Kart 8 in all repects, especially the music and sound effects. I adore the whole 90's early 3D aesthetic. The gameplay is snappier too.

    And speaking of the soundtrack...

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  • Super Metroid
    A great game that I return to here and there. It didn't leave much of an impact on me though.

    I couldn't get into it personally. I was playing a lot of C&C and Warcraft and a friend of mine really wanted me to be into StarCraft but despite numerous attempts, it just never clicked.

    Mario Kart 64
    The best in the series in my opinion. I still play it regularly.

    Halo 3
    I enjoyed it, but as with all of the Halo games, they never amazed me.

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  • @Oscillator I can dig it. I know the popular opinion is that MK64 is the best in the series, and I totally understand why. It is pretty sublime!
    Actually, the game I played the most in the series was Mario Kart Wii, which I think is objectively one of the worst entries. There was just one summer where all of my friends would come over to play wiffle ball every day, and then after we'd play Mario Kart for like 6 hours as we drank Monin Italian sodas in my living room. I think it was like, the last summer before we started drinking with more consistency, so I remember it really fondly.

  • Mario Kart 64 is here! The third of my picks to appear! I had a hard time picking from this, Mario Kart DS and Mario Kart 8, but this took it.

    A huge part of it is nostalgia and all the happy memories I have with it, but damn this game has so much charm its ridiculous. The course design is fantastic, the soundtrack is ridiculously jolly and the battle mode is still the best on a home console Mario Kart. I love you Mario Kart 64. I love you. :heart_eyes:

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    67. TimeSplitters 2 (2000) - 82 Points - 6 Votes - Highest Vote: #12 tokeeffe9, Brandon_Reister

    Developer: Free Radical Design
    Publisher: Eidos
    Genre: First Person Shooter
    Platform(s): PlayStation 2, XBOX, Nintendo GameCube

    The TimeSplitters are an evil race dwelling outside of time and space. Roused from an ancient sleep, they cross the threshold from their shadowy dimension, ripping through the fabric of time itself to make humanity history. Can we unite against a common enemy? Or will we be condemned forever to a realm ruled under the shadow of the TimeSplitters. In the 1-player game you travel from time to time to collect different artifacts before the Timesplitters can. The multiplayer game is 4-player Deathmatch with the option of adding several bots.

    Other Votes: NCartwright15 (24.), Divinity (23.), jipostus (20.), benoit489 (13.)

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    66. Bioshock Infinite (2013) - 83 Points - 6 Votes - Highest Vote: #5 Joetown

    Developer: Irrational Games
    Publisher: 2K Games
    Genre: First Person Shooter
    Platform(s): XBOX 360, PlayStation 3, Microsoft Windows, OS X, PlayStation 4, XBOX One

    In BioShock Infinite the player becomes detective Booker DeWitt who is forced to find a young woman Elizabeth to pay off his debts. She is held captive in the floating city of Columbia in alternate version of 1912. During his travels Booker encounters different factions within the city who are battling one another. The Founders want Columbia to remain a city only for pure Americans while the Vox Populi think the city should be available to anyone. The setting is built around the idea of exceptionalism with a strong religious doctrine and open racism. Elizabeth is a key piece within this conflict and has a mysterious origin including her powers to cause tears in the fabric of space-time, exposing parallel universes. Booker and Elizabeth remain together most of the game and she acts on her own. She does not need to be defended, tosses ammo and silver eagle coins to Booker and can be asked to pick locks. They are hunted down by the spiritual leader Comstock and his troops, along with the giant mechanical Songbird.

    The game uses similar gameplay styles and mechanics found in previous BioShock games. Vigors give the player super powers to do a variety of things such as sending a murder of crows to peck away enemies or charming enemies to defend you. Another one is possession used to take over humans or machines to temporarily turn them into allies. Once the effect wears off, the possessed humans will commit suicide. Most vigors have multiple uses either as a direct attack or as a much stronger trap awaiting to be triggered. Booker can also be upgraded through four types of gear with permanent bonuses similar to the gene tonics in the previous games. Different types can be equipped according to the situation. The typical FPS array of weapons can be found throughout the game like pistols, shotguns, and rifles. One of the more notable weapons is the Sky Hook which can be used as a melee weapon to take down an enemy. Money can be exchanged at vending machines for upgrades and consumables. Items are found by looting barrels, desks and enemies. Vigors can only be executed when a sufficient amount of salt has been collected. The three main bars visible on the screen (health, salt and shield) can be extended by locating and using infusions. The story is also furthered through optional voxophones (audio logs) and kinetoscopes (film projectors).

    Other Votes: tokeeffe9 (23.), Lotias (19.), Sentinel Beach (27.), Browarr (24.), SabotageTheTruth (6.)

    Gameplay on Youtube

  • Timesplitters 2 was my childhood. I loved that game so much. Easily the most fun I've had with a multilayer fps game.

    Playing the snow level with the tower with just rocket launchers. Or the virus game mode... The memories.

    Also I do love Infinite. I know it's not the best shooter out there and it makes no sense at times but I just loved that environment and the characters.

  • Holy shit, how did I forget about Timesplitters 2??

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    67. TimeSplitters 2
    SO glad this made the list! I remember playing this a lot growing up and it really left an impact on me! awesome multiplayer worth playing even today.

    66. Bioshock Infinite
    Second Bioshock game I played. Even if it got a bit dragged out in the middle it left so many memories with me. I spent like an hour in the first 10 minutes of the game and the ending were a real "mindf*ck" for me. It got fun references and solid gameplay.. also the best companion in a game ever? I still listen to the soundtrack now and then <3

  • I can't speak to TimeSplitters 2, but Bioshock: Infinite is a game I have mixed feelings on. To start, I have only played it once, and I enjoyed it, to some extent. I have from time to time thought it would be good to have a second go at it, but I never really got fully behind the idea. Its a fun game, with the combat arenas really alive with open areas that are accentuated with the rails for speedy traversal and the story is interesting. I think what ultimately has me stopped from replaying is the story. Because I know the twist, I need to go back and see what was always staring me in the face, but the back half of the game was.... I'm going to call it a headache. Also, a BIG shoutout to "By and By." Love that song.

  • I don't really like Infinite, it was fine, but it got boring, and I feel like the most interesting things about the game were very underdeveloped.

    Timesplitters on the other hand, I'm very surprised to see here, I know next to nothing about them, so I have to wonder how they hold up today, to see if I should give them a shot.

  • Bioshock infinite was for me one of those games that somehow got save file corrupted (or something, idk) and I would have to start all over again. Don't like it that much, but it was fun while it lasted.

  • @bard91 It'd be tough to go back to now really as it's the multiplayer that made it. Although I did like the challenges and SP stuff too.

    That said there is some people working on remastering the games (with the blessing of the publisher I believe) -

    So here's hoping.

  • Glad to see Mario Kart make the list!

    I really enjoyed Bioshock Infinite.. but it didn't quite make my list. I'm curious to see where the first game ends up

  • 67. TimeSplitters 2
    Great FPS, I have it on GC.

    66. Bioshock Infinite
    Don't have it, never played it, don't really care to do so.

  • Uuh, Bioshock Infinite, my second game here now. I didn't put it that high, but it did make my list, nevertheless. A really wonderful world and interesting characters, and the plot itself tickled my curiosity from beginning to the end. The DLC tying EVERYTHING Bioshock together was also really rewarding.

    The trailer was also spectacular. "Bring us the girl and wipe away the debt.", and then Nico Vega's "Beast of America" starts playing. So good.

  • Just thought I'd say good job everyone. This is an awesome list so far. It's great to see a TimeSplitters game in there too!

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    65. Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn (2000) - 83 Points - 3 Votes - Highest Vote: #2 BlazingBahamut, Axel

    Developer: BioWare
    Publisher: Black Isle Studios
    Genre: RPG
    Platform(s): Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, Linux

    Some time after the events described in Baldur's Gate, the protagonist and his friends Imoen, Minsc and Jaheira have been captured by an elven mage called Jon Irenicus. His intentions and connection to the heroes unknown, Irenicus conducts experiments on them, holding them in cages somewhere in his vast underground complex. During his absence, the heroes manage to escape, and soon find themselves in the city of Athkatla in the country of Amn, where they confront Irenicus. However, at that moment several wizards arrive and arrest both Irenicus and Imoen for unlicensed use of magic. The first task at hand is to raise the money needed to rescue Imoen, before facing Irenicus again and unraveling his true goals.

    Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn is a party-based role-playing game using the AD&D rules. The basic gameplay is similar to that of its predecessor: the player navigates a party of up to six active combatants over isometric environments, conversing with non-playable characters using branching dialogue, and fighting enemies in real-time, free-movement combat that can be paused to issue specific orders to the characters. World traveling now occurs by selecting locations on a map rather than exploring wilderness areas to reach the destination. However, the game world is larger than in the previous game, with more individual locations to visit and side quests to perform.

    Other Votes: NCartwright15 (6.)

    Gameplay on Youtube

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    64. Ōkami (2002) - 85 Points - 4 Votes - Highest Vote: #3 Ringedwithtile

    Developer: Clover Studio
    Publisher: Capcom
    Genre: Action Adventure
    Platform(s): PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii

    From Capcom's Clover studios, the team behind Viewtiful Joe 2, comes a 3-D cell shaded action adventure in the world of feudal Japan. Ōkami tells the tale of a wolf-goddess named Amaterasu who must prevent an evil being known as Orochi from taking over the beautiful world of feudal Japan. Ōkami takes the already well established cell shading technique and turns it into a traditional Hokusai-style Japanese woodblock print visual.

    To give the player a sense of being in a painting, Amaterasu is given a paint brush in which the player can cut enemies down with, create bridges or wind, and restore the forest to its natural beauty. With each defeated enemy, color returns and the natural life force slowly regenerates. While playing, players call up a canvas where they can draw with the celestial brush. New abilities and techniques are acquired as you progress. Ōkami is filled with large worlds and dungeons to explore on your quest to restore the lush trees and wildlife to their former glory. Many monsters and large epic boss battles come between Amaterasu and her goal. To fulfill her objective there will be many people along the way that will help her if she helps them.

    Other Votes: BlazingBahamut (19.), Inustar (9.), Haru17 (8.)

    Gameplay on Youtube