Rude to wait till I’m asleep to post
Sunshine is kind of a representative for a bunch of Mario games but it’s definitely one of the big boys. It has that good GameCube feel, it’s probably the smoothest feeling platformer I’ve played, and big comfy. I replay it every summer.
Undertale is a masterpiece, and my second favorite game. I think I’ve written how it makes me feel somewhere around here, but I just absolutely adore it and am currently feeling Emotions about Deltarune.
Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations is a rep for the entire AA franchise and probably the best one I’ve played. Still gotta finish SoJ and Ivestigations 2. There’s nothing else like these games.
Hey, Chibi-Robo!! I like this game a lot and it’s weird as hell! It’s surprisingly rich in stuff to do and story to tell and I wish the sequels were interesting.
Ghost Trick is my favorite game of all time. I’ve probably gushed about it somewhere. Please play it even though like half of you guys who have responded have already?
Hotline Miami is my third favorite game! The fever dream feel and the gameplay are both really solid and the story is told very well (not so much in the sequel). Don’t even have the mention the soundtrack.
Dishonored was a game that earned a spot in my favorites years after I initially played it. Dishonored knows how to make you feel powerful, like a competent agent in its world. Dishonored walks up to you, looks you in the eye, and calls you “sir” before getting down to business. It respects you and expects respect back. The morality system is really good, the characters are all enjoyable except Piero, and the gameplay and level design is varied and complicated and excellent. I really need to play Dishonored 2.
Furi’s a good game with a bopping soundtrack. I think I’ve gushed about this one somewhere too. Has some issues but the feeling that some of the swells in the battle gave me still send chills down my spine.
The Witness is a bit of an odd duck here for some reason I can’t articulate. Maybe because of its bare-bones story? It’s puzzles are a lot more abstract than those of the other puzzle games on this chart? Well regardless, the main reason The Witness is here is because it has the most masterfully crafted game world I have ever had the pleasure of traversing. Sure, most of the panel puzzles were fun to figure out, but the hidden perspective Easter eggs, aesthetics, and environmental puzzles are nothing short of genius. It boggles my mind to try to comprehend how much foresight and logistical planning was put into the island to have all these puzzles fit and still look comfy and beautiful as hell.
uhh here are some other games I’m probably forgetting some?
A Hat in Time
The Binding of Isaac
Payday 2 (I’m feeling sad after last night’s update)
Super Mario Galaxy
Super Mario World
Pokemon RSE, Platinum, HGSS/GS, XD
Elite Beat Agents
What Remains of Edith Finch
I don’t care for TF2 at all any more but I can’t deny the effect it had on me
Super Smash Bros Brawl and Melee
fuck how did I forget Yoshi’s Island???
I also forgot Punch-Out!! Wii. That is a good game and a great example of a competent reboot. Also the characters are underrated.
probably more might update this tonight?