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What would you expect to see when you pop in a video game about dolphins? Adorable squeaking sounds? Maybe some rainbows and beach balls? These are all reasonable answers, especially for the Sega Genesis era of sugary, kid-friendly games. Such is not the case for Ecco the Dolphin, however. With Ecco, you’re dealing with f*cking alien tornadoes and time travel.
Compiling a list of the top 200 games of all time is an undertaking. Favorites are missed, sequels are argued, and friendships are strained. Naturally, some games that I thought would be shoe-ins for the top 200 ended up on the floor of the GI vault, discarded until reconsidered for another list. I chose to scoop up those abandoned titles and pay tribute to them in the form of a list. My list. These are the 10 games I thought should have been in the top 200.
The following is entirely my opinion and in no way reflects the entirety of Game Informer. Also, my opinion is subject to change based on the temperature and how much cheese I've eaten.
The video game industry is no stranger to controversy. What's more, Infinity Ward is up to its knees in its own private kiddie pool of the stuff. First terrorist-themed footage was leaked, which caused an uproar about whether or not Infinity Ward handled the issue appropriately. Then, just as that fervor diminished, the Modern Warfare 2 team released a video with a questionable acronym. It's a satirical video about the liberal use of grenade abuse, with a fake organization accredited at the end of the video called Fight Against Grenade Spam. You're smart; you can figure out the anti-homosexual slander. The internet picked up the scent immediately and cried foul, but was the aggressive responsive called for?
Woke up today with a bad cough. My fever is getting a lot worse. It’s already hit 102. I supposed met up with Meagan and some of the others today to get supplies. I wasn’t sure I was feeling up for it. I went anyway, even at the risk of getting the others sick with whatever the hell it is I have..
For many years I’ve been an appreciator of video game music. From the bleeps and bloops of Sonic and Mario to the symphonic glory of Final Fantasy and Metal Gear Solid, I’ve always known there is something special about game music. Alongside game music, the driving ferocity of metal has been the forerunner of my “conventional” musical taste for a comparable amount of time. This is the story about how those two worlds met in perfect harmony.