The EZA Top 100 Videogames!



  • @Lotias You're forgetting the reign of the mighty Square RPGs, those are bound to take up some spots.


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    @SabotageTheTruth Yeah that is true! I had at least 1 of those games on my list that Im guessing will be quite high



  • Ah Majora's Mask, interesting. I've actually never finished this game and I've been meaning to go back to it for awhile.

    Same with Arkham City.. I have it but haven't played it yet :|



  • Interesting to see if Arkham Asylum will make the list as well now that City is already this high. And with a position on ten people's lists. I myself put only City on my list, but I know there's a strong debate pretty much always when it comes to these Rocksteady's games that which one is better: Asylum or City.
    (Love them both, only chose one of them this time, though.)



  • @Demmue Right there with ya! My number 1 as well. The funny thing is that I knew very little before playing Shenmue. I was about 10 at the time and my brother bought it because a friend of his claimed it was the best game ever made. That guy wasn't far wrong.

    The impact of that game technically is impossible to truly know unless you played it at the time. But that wasn't all it had. It had this feeling of passion running throughout every moment, and the narrative was just a bloody good yarn filled with the greatness of traditional stories. The world felt truly alive in Shenmue, and it still feels that way now. The dedication of having every NPC have a realistic individual time table was just one element of it.

    And that was the thing, there were elements you could miss and there are dozens of secrets, conversations and tidbits that all help make that world feel real. And that soundtrack is simply gorgeous. Every piece of story meant something and that's always special. I truly believe there is magic in video games, and Shenmue has a magical vibe unlike any other game. It's beautiful.

    As for the Kickstarter I managed to put in $300 without hesitation. And regardless of how it turns out, I'm just happy that I'll get some sense of closure and that it will have the chance to shine!



  • Another Legend of Zelda that I haven't played. I'm really interested to see where, if they place at all, the original, WInd Waker, and Ocarina of Time all place. But on to Batman:

    I believe Arkham City is the best of the three and it was Arkham Asylum that really got me into Batman in general. I'm not a comic book fan, and Superheroes in any capacity are just not my thing. However, I purchased the Asylum demo and was so taken with it, it inspired me to get the Dark Knight trilogy. And I'm happy to say that much like the Dark Knight movie itself, the second entry is the best pertaining to the Arkham series.

    I prefer the overall story of City, though Arkham Knight had so much potential. To be able to go anywhere in Arkham Knight was awesome and while it took some getting used to, the speed mode of the Batmobile was alright. Tank mode can go BURN for all I care.

    I also don't like open world games all that much, but City warmed me up to the idea for the Batman universe and I'm super happy at least one entry made the list.

    So to @Axel, @NCartwright15, @Sentinel-Beach, @TechnoRage1127, @naltmank, @Inustar, @Billy, @Exist-2-Inspire, and @Divinity I agree with you in City such a good game. Also I think we can agree that Arkham City may be the first entry to get double digits in votes. Translation: Widely praised for being good. That's awesome :-D



  • No #1 votes for Majora? Damn.

    No other Zelda has anywhere near the level of storytelling as Majora. It's heavy. Almost every character has a role to play in the greater scheme of things. Helping one character may affect one or more other characters. This applies to the main story and the sidequests. Clock Town is one of the best hub towns in any game I've played. It's busy, everything's on a schedule, and the atmosphere is rich.

    Majora's world is so immersive, you almost forget about the fantastic dungeon design, intense soundtrack, and eye-popping Expansion Pak graphics. The only negative thing I have to say is that it's a bit easy, especially the bosses.

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  • @Oscillator I didn't vote for any Zelda game, but if I had, Majora's Mask would be the one. Like you said, it's that heavy storytelling that is so respectable. Once I learned about the grief theory, I've accepted that as fact and it really elevates the game for myself.


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    Controversial opinion maybe but I personally think Arkham Origins is the best batman game.

    Has the best storyline and boss fights in the series for me.



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    31. Dragon Age: Origins (2009) - 133 Points - 8 Votes - Highest Vote: #3 Brandon_Reister

    Developer: BioWare
    Publisher: EA
    Genre: Action RPG
    Platform(s): PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, OS X

    Four hundred years have passed since the last Blight was successfully prevented by the Grey Wardens. Now once again the fearsome Darkspawn under the rule of the Arch Demon gather and are about to invade the land of Ferelden. The first battleground: the destroyed city at Ostagar, where the Grey Wardens meet the army of Cailan, king of Ferelden, to try and stop the Darkspawn, preventing death and destruction before it has even begun. However, during the battle, the forces of general Loghain inexplicably abandon the battlefield. As a result, the Grey Wardens, the king, and most of the human warriors are killed. Among the few survivors is the hero, who had joined the Grey Wardens just before the battle, and must now find a way to unite the races of Ferelden in a struggle against the common enemy.

    Dragon Age: Origins is a party-based third-person perspective role-playing game. Similarly to Baldur's Gate, combat is in real time, with the ability to pause at any moment. Tactical options include an editor which allows the players to give the AI detailed instructions on how to behave in every possible situation. Nonetheless the player can also control the party (with up to four active combatants) one by one, switching between the characters, using their special talents and abilities to overcome the many different enemies. During the course of the game, the player will have the opportunity to invite up to nine players to his party. While only four can leave the party camp at any given time, the experience points earned by killing enemies, fulfilling quests or simply opening a chest are granted to each member of the group.

    Other Votes: NCartwright15 (17.), Karu (14.), Inustar (19.), Billy (10.), Tokyo Slim (25.), bard91 (8.), Exist 2 Inspire (20.)

    Links:
    Wikipedia
    Mobygames
    Gameplay on Youtube


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    30. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (2006) - 134 Points - 9 Votes - Highest Vote: #2 Divinity

    Developer: Bethesda
    Publisher: Bethesda
    Genre: Action role-playing
    Platform(s): PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows

    A lowly prisoner has been cast into the depths of the dungeon in the Imperial capital of the province Cyrodiil. The fate of this prisoner suddenly changed when the Emperor Uriel Septim descended into the prison with his guards, fleeing from unknown assassins who have already slaughtered his children. But even an emperor cannot escape his destiny. Before the last assassin delivered the lethal strike, the old emperor entrusted the prisoner with the Amulet of Kings and asked him to find his illegitimate son, the last of the Septim bloodline. The Septims and the Amulet are the last barrier between the continent Tamriel and the dark dimension of Oblivion, and the delicate balance is threatened by the Daedra Prince of Destruction, Mehrunes Dagon, the prisoner being Tamriel's only hope.

    Oblivion is the fourth title in Bethesda's Elder Scrolls series. The game sticks to the style of its predecessors featuring action-based combat, first-person and third-person views, and vast free-roaming environments. The player's chosen race and class determine the abilities the protagonist has in the beginning. The game allows the player to develop multiple types of characters without being limited to a specific role. The advancement system, as was the case in previous games, is based on skill usage. When the player repeatedly use one of the skills, it improves. NPCs offer training (for a price) to help in advancing to the next stage. In time the protagonist can become an Apprentice, Journeyman, Expert and Master and gain certain bonuses for the skill. The skills of the foes are "levelled" to be approximately equal to or slightly above those of the main character.

    Other Votes: Axel (23.), Haru17 (22.), Oscillator (4.), Browarr (21.), jipostus (11.), Brandon_Reister (20.), SabotageTheTruth (25.), Faaip (17.)

    Links:
    Wikipedia
    Mobygames
    Gameplay on Youtube



  • @tokeeffe9 I hear what you're saying. The game IS good, even if some would want to set it a step down from the main trilogy. And that Deathstroke fight really caught me off-guard! Man, was that hard or something! Thrilling as hell still, too.



  • Elder Scrolls 4 is a 10 out of 10. That is all.



  • Massive open world RPGs taking the next two spots feels more expected. As we crack into the top 30, JRPGs, Nintendo IP, and mainstream games should be the majority of what remains. Looking for a curveball or two as well. Haven't played anything Dragon Age or Elder Scrolls so I'll leave my post on this: Skyrim and Witcher III should be coming soon too.



  • Good to see Dragon Age at a pretty high position, in my mind it's Bioware best RPG from last gen (haven't played the old ones), and I think it is definitively deserving of being this high.

    Oblivion is another game I enjoyed a lot, so it is great to see it here as well.



  • I've had eight of my games on the list, and after just checking my own Top 30 again and then calibrating the vibes of this list so far I'm fairly certain there'll be seven more of my favourites still coming. So that it'd be 15 total from my favourites. Now I'm all of a sudden only worrying if my #2 will even make the list at all! I have no idea how this community thinks, as there have been so many surprises on the way here.



  • yay my favorite Bethesda game made it , if i were to do my list over id probably include it in mine



  • DA:O has some of my all time favorite RPG characters and settings. It feels like a whole, full actual world. The fade kinda sucks, but I can deal.



  • Woo I wasn't sure if Oblivion would make it! Easily my favorite Elder Scrolls game.. I'm surprised I ranked it so low



  • Wow, Oblivion two spots above Majora. Methinks we could've used more entries!

    But they are both incredible games. Oblivion is size with content. Very hard to pull off both at the same time. Even Skyrim stretches thin at times.

    First off, we have a gigantic, lush, living world, beautifully modelled and lit, filled with towns, forts, caves, hamlets, and shrines, all available to explore the moment the training mission ends. Then we have completely open ended gameplay, with a main quest that affects the entire world, but at the same time can be ignored for as long as you want without locking you out of other quests. You can pick up any item, including books, dead people's clothes, and useless clutter, put it anywhere, and it will stay there. You're forced to pick perks for your character at the beginning, but you still get plenty of leeway to shape your playstyle.

    Create potions from collected ingredients, repair and enchant weapons and armour, buy a house, steal from and/or kill almost any NPC, abuse spells to create chaos...Oblivion is the definition of a sandbox!

    And lest we forget the game's namesake, the gigantic demonic subworld of Oblivion, or the absolutely enchanting soundtrack. Morrowind has the depth, Skyrim has the cinematic values, but Oblivion gives you some of everything.

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  • 33. Batman: Arkham City
    Not a bad game but I truly hope that Asylum will pop up in this list as I think it's superior. For me the open world hurts it a bit, it's not huge but it still takes some time and tedious jumping and gliding to go from one end to the other, fast travle would have helped.

    32. The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
    There is one 3D Zelda game I dislike, guess which one?

    31. Dragon Age: Origins
    Hm, at 1st I really enjoyed it, but, don't ask me what happened because I don't know anymore, after 60 hours (I think) I started to dislike it, alot, so I stopped playing and gave it a short rest, but when I tried again I still had no joy, end of the story is that I've never seen the end of the story. Also never bothered with this series again besides 5 minutes of a DA2 demo which absolutely sucked imo.

    30. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
    Now this one, this one I used to love even after 250 hours (including all DLC) back then, it was the 1st time I played such a game and besides a glitch that didn't let me end the thief quest (I think) I loved it very much. So why isn't it on my list? I FORGOT... nah, tbh it doesn't stand the test of time for me, which was one requirement to be on my list, I don't really enjoy it anymore nowadays.