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once again, great people of Game Informer!
Today Dawson Wyckoff and I bring you a co-blog, possible the first of
many, possibly the only one, depending on many unknown future variables. I saw the co-blog challenge, and without
checking to see if there were any rules or anything, immediately contacted
Dawson, who I had been meaning to do a co-blog with for a while, and we set
off. The topic was an easy choice,
because neither of us had done a top 10, although Dawson had done a top 5. So we messaged back and forth, and what I
present to you now is the result of those message, edited for grammar,
spelling, and stupidity. Enjoy!
Dawson: 10. SAS Zombie Assault Flash Games
know how many people here at GIO are into flash games but I absoulutley love
them and especially these flash games. If you haven’t tried one out I recommend
you go and try one out for yourself.
sorryjzargo: Interresting choice. I don't
play many flash games myself, although I did enjoy Burrito Bison Revenge and
Dawson: I also love happy wheels I will keep
that in mind for my next list.
sorryjzargo: I also have an unconventional choice for my #10.
10. Infinity Blade II
I have owned this mobile game for a long time, but I just recently
upgraded from iPod to iPad, and the difference is unbelievable. This game
has the perfect blend of difficulty and progression, and it looks gorgeous for a mobile game. This is definitely worth
Dawson: I had looked at
that game for a very long time considering getting it because of its great
graphics but I ended up never getting it.
sorryjzargo: Well, hopefully this will
impact your decision!
Dawson: 9. Super Smash Bros. Melee
This was my first game for the Gamecube
and me and my brother played this game none stop for which felt for weeks. But
it was the best weeks of my life.
sorryjzargo: Oh yes, Super Smash Bros.
Those games consumed so many hours of my life, but I regret none of it!
9. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
While I am not a huge fan of the Call of
Duty series, Modern Warfare 2 was my first great military shooter, and its
array of weapons, locations, and modes ensure it a spot on my list.
Dawson: Oh I loved that game and because
of my newer generation blood you will see a lot of CoD revolved around me, and
maybe it will be coming up later in my list of games.
8. Diablo 2
I haven’t played 3 yet but
I loved 2 with all my heart. It is a game I will never forget playing.
sorryjzargo: Diablo 2 is one of the
games I strongly regret not playing. I fully intend to play Diablo 3, as
soon as I accrue the $$$.
8. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
A few years back I bought the Star Wars
Best of PC collection from Wal-Mart, and while each game in the collection is
amazing, KotOR took the cake. With An excellent story, crafted by the team that would later write
Mass Effect (which I still need to play), this was the first time since the movies that Star Wars blew my mind, and
heavily influenced my Star Wars fandom to this day!
Dawson: I loved the Star Wars movies but
I’m not really big with the newer games. The only game I have played is
Battlefront 2 which I absolutely love, and I think you will see it in my list;
and then a DS version. That is mostly it on me and Star Wars.
7. Pokémon: Yellow
Pokémon: Yellow is where everything
started, my first game ever. I absolutely loved that game and my Gameboy Color
that came with it. I am very mad at myself
for letting a kid borrow it, and I haven’t seen it since that horrible day.
sorryjzargo: Oh man, that stinks!
I've had several Pokémon games, but I haven't played them since
Generation III. I have a weird story about Crystal version, but I won't
tell that right now.
7. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
I used to play this all the time when I was little,
and I have more memories from this game than any other. It still get its
music stuck in my head every now and then. The redead always creeped me
out, and I once stopped playing it because of them. I still haven't
Dawson: I never got into Zelda, but I really enjoyed the times I did
get to play. I might go to a store and pick
some games out and see how I like it.
6. Star Wars Battlefront 2
My brother and his friend played this, and as
soon as I got a chance to play I was instantly hooked. I will never forget this game, and it will be
one of my favorites for a long time.
sorryjzargo: Sadly, my experience with
Battlefront is limited to the first and the less-than-stellar handheld
versions. One of my friends owned Battlefront 2, but we never played it
much, besides the Hero mode.
6. Metroid Prime
Retro Studios did a spectacular job turning the side-scrolling Metroid series into a first-person adventure.
As the first rated Teen game I owned, it also holds a special place in my
heart for opening up the world of T games. I played Metroid Prime often,
and even bought the Wii version. While the rest of the Prime series was
great, the first was my favorite.
Dawson: Well, I haven’t had much experience
with those games either, but I have played a little and it was a great game.
5. Mario Party DS
The first time I saw this I was so impressed
and I knew I had to buy it. The day I did I played so much I can’t even
remember. I loved the point system and all I wanted to do was get points so I
played almost every day and then I reached my goal. I was the happiest kid
sorryjzargo: I stand with the GI editors. I strongly dislike the Mario Party series.
5. Portal 2
While many sequels disappoint, Portal 2
profoundly improved upon the gameplay of the first and tripled the comedic
potential with the addition of Wheatley and Cave Johnson. The levels are
all very cleverly designed, and I ended up feeling like a genius for solving
several of them.
Dawson: I have not got to play these games but
I have been dying to. I can’t wait until
I get my hands on a copy.
4. Resident Evil (the entire series)
I love every Resident Evil game, and I don’t
really care which one it is. I still
enjoy the huge story line behind it, and I have loved every moment that I have
sorryjzargo: Resident Evil is another series
that I have yet to play. I will almost certainly get RE6 when it
releases, but I probably won't go back to the older games.
Dawson: I know you have yet to play it, but I
would really encourage you to go back and try RE4 and RE5. If you can only try one of them, that’s fine,
but I encourage everyone to try it.
sorryjzargo: 4. Halo: Reach
I had a lot of trouble deciding which Halo game
to include on my list, but I eventually decided to go with Halo: Reach because
of its high level of polish and improved gameplay. However, I love every
Halo game made by Bungie, and I have high hopes for 343 with Halo 4.
Dawson: I don’t own an Xbox, but I do own a
Halo game. You might have been confused
for a second but I did have #1 for the PC and I loved it.
sorryjzargo: I have Halo for the PC as well.
It was the first M rated game I ever owned!
Dawson: 3. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
I still do not actually own this game, even
though I really want to. The order got
messed up so I couldn’t get it. I have
played a lot of it though, and I love how they created it and how much you can
do with the game.
sorryjzargo: Skyrim is amazing, as is the
entire series, and you might see more about it later in my list.
Coincidentally, my #3 is also an Elder Scrolls
3. The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
I am a huge fan of the Elder Scrolls, and have
played every numbered entry except Daggerfall. While Morrowind has not
aged well, it is still one of my favorite games. The setting is
unbeatable, and, with mods, it provided hundreds of hours of entertainment.
Dawson: Well, I had no clue about those games,
all this huge stuff about Skyrim has brought me to the attention of the game. But I didn’t know how many other games it had
except for Oblivion. Oh wait a minute...
Elder Scrolls V, ok, I understand and see how many games there are (;
2. Call of Duty (the entire series)
Since I’m a newer generation gamer, I got
hooked into all the FPS games and I really can’t get out of it.
sorryjzargo: As I said earlier, I'm not a big
Call of Duty fan, but I really do like the series and am looking forward to
Black Ops II.
2. Batman Arkham City
I'm not a big DC fan, but Batman Arkham City
completely blew my mind. The immense scale and excellent voice work all
lend believability to the world, and the solid gameplay made sure that it was a
Dawson: I love the movies, and I haven’t done much of the games,
but I can see why you would like it.
I love the way Mojang put this game together as
a sandbox-type game so you can really make the game (your world) your own. I love how I can build and create anything I
sorryjzargo: Minecraft is one of my favorites,
and I'd probably rank it #11! There's so much you can do, and it has some
of the most amazing mods, like Tekkit, HackSlashMine, and the Yogbox.
1. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
This probably is no surprise if you know me at
all, I just freakin' love this game! There is so much to do! I've
put in over 150 hours on my Xbox, and probably 30 or more on my PC! I'm
still nowhere close to "finishing" it! And now there's
Dawnguard, so that's even more hours to spend with Skyrim!
Any closing comments? Were there any surprises? Any you disagree with? Etc.
Dawson: Nope, I think everything was great. And
it wasn’t a surprise with Skyrim because your name "sorryjzargo" Well,
I hope you had a good time and thanks for having me blog with you!
And that concludes our list! Thank you for sticking around (or are you one
of those people that jumped straight to the end to see the #1?), I hope you
enjoyed the blog. Thanks to Dawson
Wyckoff for doing half the blog, and thanks to Stranger for suggesting it! Also, a special thanks to Jolt the Cynic and
Le Hannibal, because I tried to base the style of this blog off of your many
co-blogs. Have a great day!