I was just having a late night chat with one of my fellow night-shift colleagues, Ben about video games and that lead me to the idea of starting this thread!
Some of my all-time favourites:
Sega Mega Drive
Sonic the Hedgehog 1, 2 & 3, and Sonic & Knuckles
Toejam & Earl 1 & 2
Streets of Rage 2
Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker
Super Mario Kart
The Legend of Zelda : A Link To The Past
Super Mario World
Jet Set Radio
Super Mario Galaxy 1 & 2
Mario Kart Wii
The Legend of Zelda : Skyward Sword
Uncharted 1, 2, 3 (as a trilogy)
Uncharted : The Lost Legacy
The Last of Us
Infamous : Second Son
The Legend of Zelda : Ocarina of Time (Nintendo 3DS, I never had an N64 so only played it in recent years on the 3DS, but this game deserves all the praise it gets)
The Legend of Zelda : A Link Between Worlds (3DS)
Mortal Kombat - I’ve played pretty much every game, from the original all the way through to the most recent one, Mortal Kombat X. For sheer OTTness, MK Armageddon was a lot of fun!
If I had to pick my favourite game of all time, it would be Shenmue 1 & 2. It’s so beautiful, engrossing, and at the time, there was just nothing else like it. There would be no open world genre without it, and I can’t wait for the long awaited Shenmue 3 to come out later this year or early next year (I’ve been waiting 17 years for them to make this game!!!). I am hoping that SEGA will re-release the first two games on a modern platform so that people can play them before jumping into 3 - it’ll be a much better experience than if folks have to just watch cut scenes of the main plot points from the first two games.
As for what I’m currently playing… Yakuza 0 on PS4, after which I’ll jump straight into Yakuza Kiwami, which is the remake of the original Yakuza game. It’s been said many times but Yakuza in many ways is similar to Shenmue.
Aside from Shenmue 3, my other most anticipated game would be The Last of Us Part 2. And I’m hoping to get a Switch at some point so that I can finally play Zelda : Breath of The Wild
So… what are your favourites and what are you playing at the moment?