My top 5 list of all time favorite game (series)

Kirby Super Stars

#1 Kirby

Kirby is by far my favorite game series because it’s just so much fun. Each game is different in itself so it’s hard to correctly define kirby as one specific game, although we can all agree that it’s a 2D platformer. Each game is different in different ways (if that made sense). In one game the enemies don’t give powers. In one game there are animal helpers, which you can ride (It gives your power a different effect depending on the animal). In one game you can create helpers with powers. In one game you can COMBINE powers. In one game you move according to a line you draw. So it’s really hard to say.

My favorite: Kirby Super Stars

Why: It’s the first one that introduced a wide variety of mini games and the first one that you could create a helper with an ability. The helper makes it possible to be a cooperative two player game, which is a definite plus for me. I love coop games.

Ratchet and Clank

#2 Ratchet & Clank

Ratchet and Clank is a phenomenal game series. It’s an action/adventure game in which a small creature (wombat) is put up against intense tasks along with his mechanic buddy.

My Favorite: Ratchet & Clank (the first one)

Why: Every other game than this makes you rely on your projectile weapons and I’m not very fond of that. I’m a wrench man and you can’t make me change that! Also, for some reason the voice of Ratchet after the first game doesn’t appeal to me as much.

The Milkman

(Image source: Psychonauts home page)

#3 Psychonauts

Psychonauts is an action/adventure game in which a young boy named Rasputin, Raz for short, is on a quest to be one of the worlds greatest psychic minds in under 3 days. This sounds like a task only obtainable in the fantasy realm, which it is.

My Favorite: There’s only one Psychonauts game

Why: The level designs are fun and pretty. The levels are interesting because each level has some sort of influence on what the person’s  personality is like. For the macho-man war hero, we get a mind full of war memories and obstacles. For the party girl, we have really big party, spanning to several different rooms. For a deeply disturbed guard, we have a level that literally makes no sense. The roads aren’t even consistently flat,  up is down, down is up, and everyone is a spy. (This is my favorite level, it’s just so darn funny).

The Prince Rollin'

#4 Katamari

Katamari is an incredibly innovative game in the sense that you can’t quite put a genre on it. Basically you’re a small ‘prince’ of another planet and you’re rolling up objects on Earth to put into the cosmos. The size of the object you’re rolling is based approximately on the size that you can see them in the sky from Earth. This is just… wrong, but anyways it makes the moon the biggest in Katamari Damacy.

My Favorite: Torn between Katamari Damacy and We Love Katamari

Why: There really is nothing big wrong with this game. The game play is fun, the level designs are creative and the scenery makes funny noises when you are near them or pick them up. This game makes me laugh and smile constantly. The very premise of the game is just so absurd, you can’t help but enjoy it!

Chop Chop Master Onion

#5 Parappa The Rapper

Parappa the Rapper is a a really overlooked game when it comes to popular choices because more then likely people will have a problem with the graphics. That’s the trademark Parappa style, you can’t make them change it. The game play is that of a rhythmic dance game. The story purposes a problem and you have to do your part by rapping it away.

My Favorite: Parappa the Rapper 2

Why: It’s easier and that, in turn, makes it more fun. I love the graphic style (2D characters bending on a 3D level). I love the idea behind the game play. I love how each rap session is set up. In Parappa 2 there are mini-games and you are allowed to save replays of your sessions.


~ by yoyokirby on March 23, 2009.

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