I like games with a heavy focus on exploration. My favorite thing to do in games is just wander around to see what I can find. If the level design is non-linear or at least fairly open, the map is detailed and varied, and there are a lot of cool things to discover, then I am 100% sold.
Posts made by GoshGollyGee
RE: What is your favorite genre of games?
RE: Kill Your Babies!
What did BioShock do at the end to deserve such treatment?
The game completely loses its momentum after the famous twist. The final boss is less than stellar as well.
It's not enough to keep it from being a classic, but I'd say that "the best game ever created in our parallel universe without question" should be 10/10 for its entire duration.
That might just be me, though.
RE: Kill Your Babies!
Love you, Bioshock, but a game that screws up its ending as badly as you did does not deserve to be called the greatest ever made.
Super Mario Galaxy
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Grand Theft Auto V
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Batman: Arkham City
Resident Evil 4
Mass Effect 2
The Last of Us
Halo: Combat Evolved
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
Ninja Gaiden Black
RE: Enter The Negative Zone.
I really, really hate the recent-ish trend of rebooting franchises under the original name with no subtitle or anything. I feel like recent games such as Tomb Raider, Doom, and Thief draw attention away from their namesakes, which deserve to be remembered and have those names refer to them only. Also, it's really annoying to always have to clarify which game I'm talking about and it makes it really hard to search the internet for them.
RE: Forgotten RPGs
YES! Golden Sun! Those games were amazing.
Great music, too. It's been years since I last played one, but I can still play the opening tune in my head.
Most of them aren't very old, but I feel like this is a good place to plug the Spiderweb Software games. They don't have much production value, but they make up for that in other areas.
RE: Last Gen 7s/ Underrated Games
Lately I've been thinking about Alpha Protocol a lot. It's one of those games that's very rough around the edges, but the things it does well are so great and unique that they completely make up for any of the low points. The most interesting thing about the game is how much your decisions can affect how the story unfolds or even change the levels. It really deserves so much more than its reputation would suggest.
RE: Worst "lost my save" moment you've had
I made it to the final boss of FF7 and decided to revisit the beginning of the game. What happened next was pretty much conditioned behavior: there was a save point, so I saved. This was fifteen years ago and I still haven't beaten the game.
There was also that one time my brother let his friend start a new game on my copy of Pokemon Sapphire. I miss my Wailord so much.
RE: Game recommendations for long road trip
I've got Baldur's Gate 2 on my iPad, it's absolutely amazing to play for long stretches of time. The other Baldur's Gate and Icewind Dale 1 are available for iOS as well.
It's gotta be on iPad, though. The games are completely unplayable on iPhone.