@axel said in The EZA Community Top 25 Best of 2000!:
#1. Final Fantasy IX
#2. The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
#3. Deus Ex
#5. Pokémon Gold and Silver
#6. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
#7. Diablo II
#8. Jet Set Radio
#9. The Sims
#10. Perfect Dark
#11. Spyro: Year of the Dragon
#12. Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2
#13. Skies of Arcadia
#15. Vagrant Story
#16. The Operative: No One Lives Forever
#18. Persona 2: Eternal Punishment
#21. Chrono Cross
#22. Mario Party 2
#23. Dino Crisis 2
#24. Tekken Tag Tournament
I've played 19 of the winners. Games like Mario Party, Tony Hawk and Pokemon don't really interest me. I had made progress in a detailed post for a lot of the games here, but sadly lost it all, so ill keep it brief.
Dino Crisis 2 I actually beat again this year. It was a massive let Dow for me due to the unexpected changes for a sequel, but I kind of like it for what it is.
Chrono Cross I played a little late but loved it. I also played Trigger quite late too, but I definitely prefer Cross.
Counter Strike I played once or twice, but hated it. I know I don't really like multiplayer shooters in general, but i was actually playing Quake III and Unreal Tournament at the time, games I much preferred.
Persona 2 I imported back around 2004. I loved it, but not enough to make top 8. It, along with IS are the best Persona games Imo.
I love the collectathon genre and adored the original Banjo, but the sequel was just bloated and unnecessarily padded in my opinion. I just got overwhelmed a bit and it dampened my overall experience
Noone Lives Forever is amazing and was on my list until I was informed it was only 8, not 10 we vote for. I might slightly prefer the sequel though.
Vagrant Story is another game I completed again this year. I disliked it at launch and it took a long time until I warmed to it. Great game though.
Skies of Arcadia is a phenomenal game for the Dreamcast. Such a wonderful sense of adventure and a true epic for the genre. Well worthy of making my list.
C&C RA2. I was kind of out of the genre at this point, but I did try it. I actually prefer the first Red Alert, though Tiberian Sun is my favourite.
Spyro 3 kind of came and went for me, I bought all of them as they released but for some reason, none of them really made an impression on me. The N64 was my go to for the 3D platformer.
Perfect Dark never really did it for me, another game that came and went. I much prefer Goldeneye as I just much prefer the levels and objectives.
The Sims I actually fell in love with, It just didn't make the list. Funny thing is that I don't like any others in the series, I can only play and enjoy the original. Same goes for Worms too.
Jet Set Radio I kind of bought due to the fuss being made in magazines prior to release. I didn't like it though, almost took it back even.
Diablo II is yet another game I played due to hype and recommendation from mates, but I just don't like the series. I should have just taken that from the first in hindsight.
Majoras Mask is my favourite 3D Zelda, but I definitely prefer the 2D ones.
Shenmue, Deus Ex and FF9. Three games that still to this day remain on my top 10 games of all time. What can I say other than, what a year.