This post is a continuation to what I’ve started yesterday about the coolest old school games. The items below, the TOP 3, are my top choices because they matter most. Enjoy!
3.) God of War for Playstation 2
Personal rating: 5/5
After CNN glossed over it by saying it’s the kind of game that reminds you why games are made and played in the first place, “God of War” received so many accolades from critics and gaming enthusiasts alike. And it is easy to see why.
God of War, by far, has one of the best battle system ever made (well, at least, in my opinion). For one, smooth and magnificent animation highlighted each attack you made. Base and primal pleasure came over me when I taught the minotaurs just who the boss is, and what they are in the general scheme of things.
The game also has a lot of mini-games or puzzles for us to solve. This gives you ample time to somehow get over the blood and gore and have a nice burger steak dinner, with ketchup.
2.) The Fire Emblem Series for the NES, GameBoy Advance, GameCube, Nintendo DS, and Wii
Personal Rating: 4.7/5
Fire Emblem was one of the greater collaborations between Intelligent Systems and Nintendo Co., Ltd..
It first came out for the Nintendo Entertainment System, building a rabid fan base (myself included) that brought it to successful reincarnations into the Gameboy, the Game Cube, Nintendo DS and Wii.
The games in the Fire Emblem series had been consistently described as innovative, creative, great and awesome. It was also the first RPG that featured characters from Western medieval folklore. Further, Fire Emblem was known for characters that were well-developed.
The games in the series were very difficult, which just made them more fun to play.
The battles may get monotonous at times, and the animations replay too many times, but trust me, they were well worth playing!
1.) Final Fantasy IV for the SNES
Personal Rating: 5/5
I’ve said many times that Final Fantasy was what initiated my love for console role playing games. It has since become my standard by which to evaluate other RPGs. I know it’s unfair and a trite childish, but if a new RPG comes out, I always compare it to Final Fantasy IV. And it is quite a difficult yardstick to hurdle over, as I found that most games were bland and weak compared to Final Fantasy, with only a few exceptions that I could count by the fingers of one hand.
So there you have it. So there you have it. Playing these old school games gave us the thrill (minus the headache) and excitement way back then. It bestowed us the first look of what the gaming industry is at present.
I hope you enjoyed reading my article.