Posts Tagged game of the week
From the years of about 2003 – 2012, my family owned an Xbox, first gen. My dad had a friend at his work who could mod our Xbox so we could burn games to the hard drive. At my brother’s request, that’s exactly what he did. So, during the entire duration of owning the Xbox that I can remember, we never bought games for it. We would go to Blockbuster on a fairly regular basis and rent games, and if we liked them, we would just burn it, return it, and play the game for as long as we wanted. Illegal, yes, but fun and convenient, definitely yes. Many of my first and most fond gaming memories came from that Xbox.
One of those memories was playing Psychonauts. Psychonauts is one of the most imaginative, fun, and funny games I’ve ever played, a game that hits on most fronts with flying colors. Aside from a few notable flaws, I can say without hesitation that this game will likely never be dethroned by another (unless they come out with a sequel, Notch), and this is why you should play it.
Actually, no. Buy it. The Steam Indie Spring Sale is going on, and it’s $5, normally $10. What are you going to do, miss out on a burger from Wendy’s?
…What, you want to know why this game is so awesome? Has my flawless judgment ever failed you? Fine, whatever, I’ll put forth effort just for you.
Banjo-Kazooie was the first game I ever played. I remember my mother played it and she loved it. As a small child, no older than 5, I managed to delete her file at the final boss, Gruntilda.
She’s never played it since.
But a while later, when I started making sense of this insane world, I tried it out. It was, to understate it, amazing. My feeble little mind was completely blown. There we no remnants of my brain to be seen. And because I enjoyed it so much, I have came back to it every couple of years, only to be reminded of that sense I had when I first played it. Even without my nostalgia-goggles on, I can definitely say it is one of the best games ever created, and this is why you should play it.
There is only one word to describe this game: Bliss. Pure platforming bliss, in it’s most refined, clear state. I have yet to play a game that exceeds or even matches the insane level of quality that Yoshi’s Island provides. If you never played this game on it’s home console, the Super Nintendo, or even some platform like the DS, you are missing out, and this is why you should play it.
Ah Myst. The inescapable game. Ported to everything including your piano, lamp, and garage door, If you haven’t played this on one device or the other, HOW?! If you haven’t, Myst is this week’s game, and this is why you should play it.
You may be wondering what this whole game if the week thing is all about. Well, every Friday, I have decided to highlight a game that I feel is either really really good, or is interesting enough where it should be at least looked at. Journey falls into the former category, and this is why you should play it.