The EZA Top 100 Videogames!

  • @FF7Cloud And a Persona. And Tetris. And Red Dead.

    @SabotageTheTruth Yes. That's MY area of evil. And by the way, LOVE the pic change!

  • @Brannox I have a feeling Cait Sith will be making an appearance farther in this list.

  • @SabotageTheTruth said in The EZA Top 100 Videogames Countdown!:

    12 of my babies have shown up! I'm glad we're not killing any of them on this list and they get to live in all eternity.

    I have an idea for a future kill your babies >:D

  • @Musou-Tensei You monster. Don't give @Brannox any ideas! We should keep this list alive, due to all the work that went into it. Plus, I just can't watch Bioshock die anymore without losing my remaining sanity.

  • @Musou-Tensei I'm pretty sure that would be an extremely bloody and vengeful Kill your Babies

  • @SabotageTheTruth 1.) Much, much further (I hope) 2.) Ya know, the thought NEVER crossed my mind because of future ideas I have. But look what @Musou-Tensei has done (Much evil manaical laughter)

  • @SabotageTheTruth Well technically we would only kill a copy of this list, this thread would stay untouched by it.

    @bard91 I know
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  • @Musou-Tensei We're an evil lot in the midst of such a positive community, aren't we?

  • Yes! Castlevania: Symphony of the Night!

    A masterpiece of level design, what a game! It started much higher on my list originally, somewhere in the Top 10, and then I don't know what happened... But I'm glad to see it represented here!

    Boy do we have freaking good taste! ;)

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    I wish Smash 4 had the same directorial flair that Melee and Brawl did. True, it had much better trailers, but at the end of the day I still want that sick orchestral / operatic composition, and I still want to see Link fight Mario.

    This stuff matters too, because Smash — perhaps more and any other — is a local multiplayer game.

  • Pretty surprised to see SOTN so low in the list. I only played it recently and thought it held up incredibly well even if I did know the 'twist' beforehand. So I assumed people who didn't would be blown away by that. The level design in that game might actually be unmatched. Definitely for a 2D game anyway.

  • @Haru17 You summed up my main problem with Smash4, even though it's arguably my favorite in terms of gameplay (I think it blends casual and competitive well, so I can play with my brothers/friends and have more fun with them). I put melee because it's the best all around: fast, tight fighting and that siiiiiiick soundtrack

  • @tokeeffe9 I played it a few years ago for the first time as well, as you say it definitively holds up. Maybe I should have considered it for my list,

  • @Haru17 I watch that intro sequence every stinking time I boot up the game. Always have... I can't bring myself to skip it.

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    59. Valkyria Chronicles (2008) - 89 Points - 4 Votes - Highest Vote: #5 Tearju Engi

    Developer: Sega
    Publisher: Sega
    Genre: Tactical role-playing, third-person shooter
    Platform(s): PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows

    Valkyria Chronicles is a tactical role-playing game set in Europa, a fictional version of Europe, in the year 1935. At that time, the Imperial Alliance invades the Atlantic Federation of the west. Their war will soon encompass all of Europa, including the peaceful nation of Gallia. While small in size, Gallia is known for their rich deposits of ragnite ore, a powerful source of fuel and medicine. When the Galian town of Bruhl is invaded by Imperial Forces, Welkin Gunther, his sister Isara, and friend Alicia Melchiott, take up the fight against their foreign conquerors, joining the Gallian Militia, in this WWII-style game.

    The player commands his forces through an overhead map, selecting units, and controlling them in a real-time 3rd person view. Taking on the enemy is done with a variety of units classes, including the Shocktrooper (basic soldier), Scout (excellent movement & sight), Lancer (anti-tank), Engineer (repair, resupply, mine defusal, and more), and the deadly Sniper.

    Other Votes: DanteThePyro (7.), Sieghardt (6.), Bard91 (17.)

    Gameplay on Youtube

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    58. Sid Meier's Civilization V (2010) - 91 Points - 4 Votes - Highest Vote: #2 Brandon_Reister

    Developer: Firaxis Games
    Publisher: 2K Games
    Genre: Turn-based strategy, 4X
    Platform(s): Microsoft Windows, Linux, OS X

    Sid Meier's Civilization V is the fifth game in this long-lived series, placing the player in control of a nascent civilization at the dawn of time and challenging them to rise to global dominance, through peaceful or military means. Beginning with a single settler to found a city, players are tasked with exploring their surroundings, growing their empire, researching new technologies to aid them, and negotiating with other, rival civilizations - trading with them, forming alliances and pacts, or waging war.

    While the basic concepts of this game are broadly similar to previous games in the series, some major changes have been made. Chief among these is a change from the squares-based map of all previous Civilization games to a hexagon-based system; now, moving in a diagonal offers the same movement as in any other direction (as opposed to a squares-based system, where a diagonal is strictly faster than either vertically or horizontally). In addition, religions have been removed from the game, while the policies system - allowing the player to customise their rule, gaining various perks or bonuses - has been significantly overhauled, requiring players to purchase policies with culture. Ranged units have also been tweaked, allowing archers to bombard enemy units or cities from afar.

    Other Votes: DeweyDecibel (14.), Bard91 (9.), Exist 2 Inspire (8.)

    Gameplay on Youtube

  • Alright two games from my list, I was a little worried about CIv, so it's good to see it here, sadly I know there's zero chance for Victoria to be in here :(

  • No context for either Valkyria nor Civilization, so I must wait longer to post more coherent thoughts. I'm also starting to wonder what the genre/console breakdown will the higher we go.

  • Valkyrie Chronicles is a bit like XCom but you control units in third person mode. This is what I really wanted and yet I have not finished it. I like how different soldiers react to the terrain, if I remember correctly there were other factors which could increase or decrease character stats.

    I lost my save file when my PC died and trying it again on Steam, still holds up today.

  • Havn't played either.

  • Xenogears
    An absolutely stunning Jrpg but I'm a little surprised to see it so low. I hold a certain trilogy higher actually, but I'm no longer expecting to see of them on this.

    Smash Brothers Melee
    I only played Smash on the N64 and it was enough to tell that the series, or genre for that matter, is not for me. I haven't bought any more since.

    Fallout 3
    I enjoyed it, but it was a disappointment coming from F1 & F2 which I loved.

    Castlevania SOTN
    I bought this quite late, around 2011 if I recall correctly, I really liked it but I prefer Ecclesia.

    Valkyria Chronicles
    I'm not a huge Srpg fan but this one was really good. I beat it once on the PS3 and recently just started it again on PS4.

    CIV V
    Like Smash, I only ever played the original. This isn't for me so I've never played any later entries.