The #4 Greatest Video Game of All Time

We are now at our #4 Greatest Video Game of All Time. Two people have the same game today! We are getting down to the nitty gritty. If you missed the others on our countdown, please check them out: #25,#24,#23,#22,#21,#20#19#18#17#16#15, #14#13#12#11#10, #9#8, #7#6, and #5

Kai – Mass Effect 2  As I’ve said before in these posts, I love science fiction, especially grand space opera.  No game has made me felt more like I was living in a space opera than Mass Effect 2.  It’s an action RPG with an epic story, detailed worlds/locations, and interesting characters.  The settings and writing alone make it worth playing as an interactive novel, but the combat and characters make it even more fun without getting in the way of the story.

I felt Mass Effect 2 stood out specifically for its darker story and improved combat (although I really enjoyed all three games).  If you’re looking to spend a month or two living on a starship and saving the galaxy with a crew of friends, I can’t recommend anything other than the Mass Effect series.

Po – Earthbound – The game’s creator, Shigesato Itoi, is one of my heroes. Play this game and you will know why.

 
Andrew- Metroid Prime – *queue iconic start/revive/upgrade music* Metroid Prime did an INCREDIBLE job of launching Metroid into the 3D world of Gamecube. It’s a grown up version of Mario and it absolutely blew it out of the water. The Metroid (Prime) series is one of the greatest series in video game history. Beautiful scenery, beautiful score, semi-repetitive gameplay (but what game doesn’t when you really think about it?). A lot of people didn’t like Other M (but I’ll take anything I can get) and I really would like a new Metroid game, and this is one of the easiest entries on the list with no explanation needed.
 
Fit – Mass Effect Trilogy Funny enough that my brother’s pick and mine are the same. The Mass Effect games have such a massive depth that it’s hard to even scratch. BioWare, of course, are the creators and you can tell every bit of the way. From character creation, to making different meaningful choices, to having a deep storyline, to enjoying rich relationship with your companions, this game draws you into the Mass Effect universe and keeps you there. This game always has me saying “I wanna be in a crew!” (along with Firefly) because you are so drawn into the storyline and having your companions’ back. Although Mass Effect 2 is most popular, I love each game, and how BioWare weaves the same characters within and out each one. The music is epic, the story is epic, and–come on–Commander Shepard is the ultimate epic badass. Jennifer Hale–a voice actress favorite–plays female Shepard which makes it all the more enjoyable. I also love the character development and choosing what skills you wanted and so forth. This is one of the best space games of all time.
Hungry – Final Fantasy VII/X – While playing these when they were released, either could have easily been sitting at the top of the list for their glorious soundtracks, revolutionary visuals (at the time… although X still trumps all), tremendous characters, expansive world, and of course… heart-wrenching story. In fact, the two are so important to me that I really couldn’t give one of them the spot on the list and while many consider VII the greatest game of all time, X is not far behind. As two of the most complete gaming experiences of all time, these are top 5, without a question. To add icing to the cake, in my opinion, in ten more years X will still be one of the best games you can pick up a play. It ages so well and for a JRPG to have replay value that high… unreal.
Looks like the science fiction games won out over the Japanese games this time, but just barely! Have you played any of these games? What do you like/dislike about them? Comment below and let us know! And as always, stay hungry and fit!
 
 

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