Friday, July 17, 2015

My Top Five Video Games!

"Video games foster the mindset that allows creativity to grow." -Nolan Bushnell

Creativity. Wisdom. Freedom. These are attributes that video games instill in gamers. I firmly believe that while not all games are this inspirational, a majority of them are, and in this post I would like to share the Top Five Video Games that have inspired, and touched my little gamer heart over the years. 
So, without further ado, let's get into my Top Five Video Games!
1. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 
Alright, so you guys probably saw this one coming. I won't talk too much about this one since I am currently working on a three part post going dissecting all of the things that make this game so beautiful. But, if you absolutely need to have at least a tease of my opinions on the game you can read the intro post to this three part series that will be airing on the blog soon! 
2. Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy 

This game evokes some of my fondest childhood memories. Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy came out in 2001 on the PlayStation 2, and it grew to be so popular that by 2002 it had sold over 1 million copies. Honestly, I could tell you a million reasons why this isn't a surprise to me, but for simplicity's sake I will only mention a few. 
The story line is fantastic. This game is about a silent teenage boy named Jak who, one day with his friend Daxter, decides to sail to the mysterious Misty Island, against their village's Sage named Samos' warnings. After engaging in some mischief, Daxter falls into a pool of Dark Eco, an puzzling yet powerful substance that transforms him into into a furry animal called an ottsel (a hybrid of an otter and a weasel), When they return to their village of Sandover, they seek help from Samos who states that only Gol Acheron, the Sage of Dark Eco, could change Daxter back. So, the two set out on the adventure to find this Sage of Dark Eco, and the plot thickens...but you'll have to play to know the rest.  

Besides the story line, the graphics, and the colors for this game are simply breathtaking. Along with that, the characters and their developments throughout the story were wonderful, and the comedy woven throughout the story was genius. But, I digress. 

If you grew up playing The Legend of Zelda, this game would be right up your alley. There are many similarities between the two series, and I would strongly recommend you purchase the remastered edition for Playstation 3.  
3. Fallout 3 

What is there to say about Fallout 3? It was one of the first FPS's that I fell in love with. I couldn't even tell you how many hours I spent playing this game. It's hard for me to believe that it came out in 2008! Bethesda rarely has games that miss the mark, and in my personal opinion this one ranks rather high on my list. 
Set in a post nuclear warfare apocalypse, this FPS allows you so much freedom. I think the thing that sold me most on this game (and don't be surprised by this, considering what I'm majoring in at school) is the music. I simply adore the fact that they used Big Band music and other songs from the 40's! What's better than taking out a mutant while listening to "I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire"? But, it's an all around fantastic game, even with all of it's glitches and quirks. Also, ThreeDog. Need I say more? 
4. The Last of Us 

So this makes two Naughty Dog games on my list. In this heart wrenching RPG you play as Joel (and others along the way), a rugged single father surviving in a post apocalyptic world. As the story progresses, Joel finds that he has to escort a teenage girl named Ellie across the dangerous, zombie filled country for reasons which I won't disclose here (don't want to give too much away!). 

Bravo to Naughty Dog on this title. I was thrilled from start to finish, even when I wanted to rage quit (Yes, I'm a rage quitter, admittedly).  I think what made this game so wonderful were the cut scenes. Now I know that some people have problems with cut scenes that look like mini movies, but I really appreciated not only the artwork within them, but also the honesty. They created the characters to be so deep and allowed them to portray true emotions. This is one of the reasons why it was so popular, in my opinion. I could play this again and again, and still "feel all the feels"! 
5. BioShock Infinite

Let me just say, I am a big fan of all of the games in this series...but this takes the prize, simply by the story line alone. 
In this game, you play as Booker DeWitt, a roguish character whose task is to "Get the girl, and wipe away the debt.
I just recently played through this game again and was reminded of all the reasons why I love it. The colors are vivid, the setting is very authentic feeling, and I will say it over and over; THE STORY LINE. Those of you who have played this selection, you know what I'm talking about. You can't put it down because you become so invested in the characters and in trying to unravel the big ball of yarn that is the story. (...Interesting analogy, Desirée.) If you need any further convincing to play this game, please feel free to contact me because I have numerous reasons to get you to purchase a copy.

And this, ladies and gents, concludes my list. Let me know if any of these titles are your favorites too so we can fangirl via social media! 
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Keep gaming, lovelies! 


  1. Ocarina of Time is absolutely wonderful, it gives me so much nostalgia and i absolutely adore Epona i would literally spend hours riding round Hyrule <3 <3
    Love Vicki |

    1. Yes, I think that it's so relaxing riding through Hyrule! lol xx
      Desirée ll