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Ok, quick introduction here, Hi guys it's GPS Gaming from The Gamer Ally here. For anyone who doesn't know, I'm the LP-er of the group. I play through Video Games and show you guys where to find all the good stuff, so here we go...Oh also in addition these are only Home Console Games, I have a seperate list mostly comprised of Pokemon for the mobile gaming platforms, so again, here we go:
Top Ten List:
#10: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Interestingly enough, this is the first "Link" in Hyrule to ever venture cross Hyrule or anything of that sort (Not including Skyward Sword of course). Of course this was one of the first games to make gamers cry once they reached a certain dungeon...the WATER TEMPLE! Anyway, this epic also had an amazing story, it included a certain sword, an evil villain, a princess, and time travel! That's right about half-way across the game, the player is given access to the Master Sword, which also plunges the player several years into the future.
This game is so awesome, that it's been remade! I know, and not just once, not twice, but three times! Once on Gamecube Collector's disc, once on the Wii, and now coming up on the Nintendo 3DS. That's just how awesome it is. This was a must have for every gamer back in the day, and I remember the day when one of the Gamer Ally member's got this game. So, play, and enjoy! Also here's some nostalgia for all you guys...
#9: Star Fox 64
Next one up, is Star Fox 64. I loved this game, I mean I loved this game! From being able to choose your own path, to the secrets inside of each level, and the immense replay value. We played this game, must have been dozens of times. This game came out in 1997, and was the first Nintendo game to include a Rumble Pack. In Star Fox 64, the player controls one of the vehicles piloted by Fox McCloud, usually an Arwing. Most of the game takes place in "Corridor Mode," which forces Fox's vehicle down a fixed path straight forward through the environment. The player can maneuver somewhat around the path and slow their vehicle temporarily, but cannot truly stop or change direction. Some stages of the game, including many bosses, take place in "All-Range Mode". In this variant the player can move freely within the confines of a large arena to engage in combat. I guess one of my favorite parts of this game was when you successfully save a large group of your teammates and at the end of the mission you all fly together, I don't know I always thought that was cool, I guess, it's just me then... :( I'm just kidding. Anyway, the story of this game has you fighting your way through the universe to get to the main last boss, Andross. Eventually you do so, and finish off with an epic cutscene! So without further ado, let's continue on the list.
#8: Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
By now, you guys are probably wondering why I have so many Nintendo 64 games on this list, well I just have a lot of Nostalgia from that point. Most of that Nostalgia also involves this game in particular. I loved combining all the possible attack powers, in fact, There are seven different copy abilities in Kirby 64, and any two can be merged to create a new copy ability. They are Burn, Stone, Ice, Needle, Bomb, Spark, and Cutter. Though Kirby only needs one element in his body to gain an extra attack, Copy Abilities can also be merged with abilities of the same type for more powerful versions of the basic abilities. In total there are 35 abilities, combined and stand-alone. Combined abilities are usually stronger or have added effects.
This, and Star Fox, weren't huge games, but they fit the bill, in the way that they had the right blend of Awesome! After all, who doesn't love Awesome? This game came out in 2000 on the Nintendo 64 and was re-released in 2008 on the Nintendo Wii Virtual Console.
This game ran as a 2.5D Platform. What this means is that it was 3D in many aspects, it had all kinds of 3D effects, but Kirby could only travel in three directions, Forwards, Backwards, and Up, when you jump. It was like a 2D platformer but with 3D effects, not too complicated.
This game has Kirby and Friends travel through 6 worlds including the Dark Star, the Product of Zero Two (The Main Boss) or Darkmatter. I loved the graphics, colors, and puzzles in this game. Not a whole lot to say about this game except I hope everybody gets to play this game eventually.
#7: Super Smash Bros. Brawl
#6: Super Street Fighter IV
#4: Sonic Adventure 2 Battle
No list would be complete without this game. Before these two games, gravity-based platforms did exist, but none as awesome as these. Each world was so beautiful and the songs were so well orchestrated I hope they release a third installment. The original was released in 2007, whilst the sequel was released three years later in 2010. The controls for these games were so catchy, that this game provided no frustration at all in that department. Mario did exactly what you wanted, and that's what audiences wanted. Anyway, both games have the same story. Bowser kidnaps the princess (I take that back these games share the story with every Mario game in existence) on the night of the 100 year Star Festival. Both games have the same story, except they are in different universes. It's like the other game never happened in other words. Neither game focuses to hard on story, I mean who needs story on a Mario game, as long as it has awesome visuals, great songs, and amazing levels, it's all good. I give both these games double Thumbs-up.
This game came out in 2009. It was rivaled by the Video Game Prototype which was another Super Hero Video Game. Personally, I prefer this game, I'll LP this game, and eventually hopefully the sequel. This game blew my mind when I first played through it, the surprise ending sent me for a loop.
This game really broke the mold in the SuperHero Video Games, which makes me ask myself where to begin, I'll start off with the Story...or maybe the abilities...or maybe....I'll just do the story for now...
So what's the thing you love the most? Me, I love just doing my job when BAM! A bomb explodes in my hand. Yup, that's what I love, at least that's what happened to Cole MacGrath, the hero of this game. Let me start over, So one day Cole wakes up, and finds that everything around him has suffered from a major explosion. After a bit of time, he gets knocked out again and wakes up in the hospital where he accidentally finds out he has SuperPowers. His town is under quarantine after the explosion. In a desperate attempt to escape, they try to leave through the island city's main bridge exit. When they seem to find the light at the end of the tunnel, they find dozens of turrets at the exit of the Bridge, killing the citizens that accompany Cole. Cole is the only one to escape, except for Zeke, Cole's Best Friend who helps him learn to use his powers. Cole encounters a government FBI agent, Moya, who personally threatens Cole to help her and find her husband. So Cole accepts missions by Moya, while gaining new powers by going underground and re-establishing circuits of the city. I'm not going to spoil the rest, but let's move on...
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
What else is there to say about this game, except that I've played this game 3 times! This game first came out in 2006 along with the release of the Wii. Personally, I think it's better than most Wii titles today. Twilight Princess absolutely blew.my.mind. Spectacular Visuals, Outstanding Music, And Marvelous Gameplay. They pulled out all the stops when they made this game, and I'm not kidding when I say all the stops. I will LP this game one day, and I will LP the sequel too, it's Amazing. It's an obvious choice for a number one, and I know I've been repeating myself with these games, when I say amazing graphics and blah blah blah. But this one is a cut above the rest. Seriously, if you don't play this game at least once in your life, then you're missing out on a major epic. I guess the only downside to this game is that it's not an original to the Wii, it first came onto the Gamecube and was a port-over. They were released together, at the same time, but I heard the Gamecube version is a mirror of the Wii version. I've always wanted to see this, I never have and eventually I'll want to check it out one day. Anyway, this game takes place about 100 years after the events of Ocarina of Time and follows Link and his new "Navi," Midna. This game is so beautiful I hope Skyward sword is like this game.
Ok so here's the deal, The story starts off nice and easy in Ordon Village, the pinnacle of peace. Everybody there, is happy and peaceful. Every villager trusts Link, as he is a perfect role model for their children. One day, Link comes home on his trusty horse Epona after a long day of work to meet up with the Mayor and his daughter Ilia (Link's childhood friend). Ilia finds out that Link has accidentally injured Epona on a jump over a fence. She steals Epona away to the Ordon Spring completely mad at Link and her Father. Link meets up with Ilia through the aid of one of the children in the village, Colin. Colin is an aspiring young boy, who one day wishes to become like link and learn how to ride a horse. He does not, however, want to learn how to wield a blade like link does, he finds it barbaric and thinks it's too violent. When Link arrives at the Ordon Spring, he finds Ilia tending to Epona's leg wound. Ilia and Link apologize, before King Bulbin and his group kidnap Ilia, Colin, and the rest of the Ordonian children. Link is knocked out and taken to the Twilight Realm. A realm parallel to ours, where sadness and an evil dictator took over.
In the Twilight Realm, Link finds a character named Midna, who seems sadistic at first, but eventually helps Link on his journey. I personally found Midna as one of the most interesting "Navi's" in any game. In the Twilight Realm, also, Link is not in his normal form. Link has transformed into a Wolf. With the help of Midna, he learns how to control this new body, and get out of the twilight realm. The involving storyline is just so interesting, it really makes this game as amazing as it is, besides the graphics and music.