2018-09-05 Pick Five Video Games

This is a companion piece to Pick Five RPG Games. #Pick5Games is this: “If you had to recommend someone play 5 games to really get a feel for you/your tastes, what five would you pick?”

I spent way too much time on this silly meme! I removed Final Fantasy Tactics and Vagrant Story because Skyrim and Ultima IV were stronger influences on me. FFT reminds me: I also didn’t mention Advance Wars although I liked that a lot. Oh well.

As for racing games, I guess I also liked Project Gotham Racing. I never played any of the follow ups.

I really liked Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 1 + 2. Perhaps I should have put these in place of Ultima VI. Those first person shooters that moved slowly, where patience is valuable, where the number of enemies is fixed and picking them off one by one actually works. Those were good games!

I sort of liked the authentic feel of Medal of Honor: Frontline. I didn’t play any other game in the series. I remember seeing movies about World War II and finding scenes eerily similar to the game. That was well done. But the entire concept of endless waves of enemies is so stupid. That always annoys me. Same for Call of Duty8.



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