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31/31 Day 100: My Top 100

Well, let's see...today is the 4th of July, so today is Day 100 (one-zero-zero), and it is also my 100 (one-hundredth) blog today also, which is a neat coincidence. Yes, if you've been wondering, There was no "Day Ten" or "Day 11". Those were "Day 10" (one-zero) and "Day 11" (one-one). Why? That's binary language! I don't want to be like everyone else, so with my first 31/31, I did Roman Numerals, and for this 31/31, I'm using binary. When, on July 1st, I discovered that if I did this, I would write my 100th blog on July 4th, and 4 in binary is 100, so I thought, well, I had to do a 31/31 then. That's why those days were like that-here's a table if you need any more clarification.

Number One.

Because of this coincidence, I decided, well, to blog about my 100 most favorite games. Below is a list of those games. However, there are a couple catches: first, I haven't beaten every single one of those games, nor have I actually even played all of them, but, I love them so much, I had to include them. Those games will be marked accordingly with astericks. Also, if you're going to write something like "why is Red Dead/Grand Theft Auto not here", then well, uh...it's my list, and I'll keep in that way. However, I will admit it was a bit hard for me to come up with 100 games, and then think of a couple others I wanted to substitute in, so, this list won't be perfect.

My love for certain games changes almost daily, so really, there is no definitive list. However, what is good is that I can a least give you all a general impression of what games I like more than others. So, a game in the bottom 10 will most likely never beat out anything in the top 50, so you'll know that I like that game less than the others. If anything changes for me personally, it'll always be within 10 spots of it, no more. I'm giving that much leeway, just in case. What jumps around most is really the top 20. So first, let's get to the long list...also, if the game has a hyperlink, that means it's linked to a trailer of it that I liked quite a bit, enough to watch after it's release. 

  1. Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward(3DS)   
  2. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess(Wii)   
  3. The World Ends with You(DS)  
  4. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney(DS)  
  5. Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days(DS)  
  6. Dead Space 2(PC)    
  7. Xenoblade Chronicles(Wii)   
  8. Alan Wake(360)   
  9. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time(DS)   
  10. Radiant Historia(DS) 
  11. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker(GC)   
  12. Half-Life 2(PC)    
  13. Left 4 Dead 2(PC)    
  14. Metroid Prime 3: Corruption(Wii)  
  15. Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box(DS) 
  16. Pokémon Diamond Version(DS)  
  17. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney-Trials and Tribulations(DS)    
  18. The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass(DS)   
  19. Kingdom Hearts 2(PS2)   
  20. Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth(DS)   
  21. Fallout 3(PC)   
  22. Super Smash Bros. Brawl(Wii)     
  23. Mario Kart Wii(Wii)      
  24. 999: Nine Hours Nine Persons Nine Doors(DS) 
  25. Chrono Trigger(DS)*   
  26. Half-Life 2: Episode 2(PC)    
  27. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban(GBA)  
  28. Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia(DS)  
  29. Portal 2(PC)   
  30. Resident Evil 4(Wii)   
  31. Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney(DS)    
  32. Dead Space(PC)   
  33. Disney's ToonTown Online(PC)  
  34. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater(PS2)   
  35. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance(360)   
  36. Professor Layton and the Unwound Future(DS)  
  37. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D(3DS)  
  38. Kingdom Hearts(PS2)*   
  39. Metal Gear Solid 4(PS3)**   
  40. Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep(PSP)* 
  41. Professor Layton and the Specter's Flute(DS)  
  42. Pokémon FireRed Version(GBA)    
  43. Borderlands 2(PC)    
  44. Half-Life: Opposing Force(PC)    
  45. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword(Wii)   
  46. Super Paper Mario(Wii)   
  47. Metroid Prime(Wii)
  48. TellTale's The Walking Dead(PC)  
  49. Pokémon Snap(Wii)   
  50. Professor Layton and the Curious Village(DS)
  51. BioShock Infinite(PC)    
  52. New Super Mario Bros. U(Wii U)    
  53. Star Fox: Assault(GC)   
  54. To The Moon(PC)     
  55. Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness(GC)   
  56. Lego City: Undercover(Wii U)   
  57. Half-Life(PC)    
  58. The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap(GBA) 
  59. Plants vs. Zombies(PC)    
  60. Portal(PC)    
  61. Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team(DS) 
  62. Final Fantasy VI(Wii)*  
  63. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney-Justice For All(Wii)  
  64. Pokémon Platinum(DS)   
  65. Super Mario Galaxy 2(Wii)  
  66. Hitman: Absolution(PC)  
  67. Spider-man: Web of Shadows(Wii)  
  68. Resident Evil 5(PC)    
  69. Metroid Prime 2: Echoes(Wii)  
  70. de Blob(Wii)    
  71. Kingdom Hearts Re: Coded(DS)      
  72. BioShock(PC)  
  73. Half-Life 2: Episode 1(PC)    
  74. Max Payne(PC)   
  75. Super Mario Galaxy(Wii)     
  76. Fire Emblem: Awakening(3DS)*    
  77. OverBlood 2(PS1)**    
  78. The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks(DS)  
  79. Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance(3DS)    
  80. Half-Life: Blue Shift(PC)    
  81. Dead Space 3(360)  
  82. Spider-man: Shattered Dimensions(Wii)   
  83. Spyro: Attack of the Rhynocs(GBA)    
  84. OverBlood(PS1)*      
  85. Halo: Combat Evolved(PC)    
  86. Alan Wake's American Nightmare(360)   
  87. Super Mario 3D Land(3DS)  
  88. Super Mario 64 DS(DS)    
  89. Super Mario Bros. 3(GBA)   
  90. Borderlands(PC)    
  91. Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story(DS)*  
  92. Game and Wario(Wii U)       
  93. Silent Hill Downpour(360)**    
  94. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone(PC)    
  95. Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle(3DS)  
  96. Mario Party 8(Wii)     
  97. MadWorld(Wii)*   
  98. Wii Sports(Wii)   
  99. Heavy Rain(PS3)**          
  100. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim(PC)    

*=played, but not finished                               **=not played

There, that's the long, exhaustive list...and that took awhile to sort out as well...I am not looking back through it, because I am soooooo going to disagree with something...anyways, that's NOT the end of the blog. It's time foooooor....analysis!...yay, confetti...

As you can see, RPGs are huge for me. The reason the Action/Adventure is so high is because I included the Zelda titles in it, which boosted it quite a bit. The FPS category was higher than I expected, possibly because of my inclusion of every Half-Life sans the PS exclusive Decay, the decision to have each Metroid Prime, and label Borderlands as a FPS rather than an RPG, because to me, it plays like a FPS, so I consider it one. For the Other category, I included party games, tower defense, and whatever genre Pokémon Snap is.

That Nintendomination. If you add it all up, Nintendo games account for 61/100, which is, well, a big fraction, and many of those games are exclusive, first parties. The reason PC is so big is that it is where I play third-party titles. If you looked on the list, you may have seen a couple things, such as Justice For All, FF VI, and Pokémon Snap being listed for Wii, and Chrono Trigger for DS. Well, I played CT on the DS remake, and the former 3 I played on Wii, so yeah.

Alright, well, that's it for today. To close out for today, I'll leave a little hint: tomorrow will be my 101th blog...and will be July 5th, or, Day 101...so yes, something special will also be planned for tomorrow...trust me, it will be...hm...wonderful...

Still the best ever.

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