Wednesday, March 16, 2011

My Top 10 Moments In Gaming


Today a friend of mine asked me "What's your top 10 favourite gaming moments". Many of them springed to mind but if I was to choose only 10 on the spot i'd feel I chose wrong and a cycle would start with me changing. So I decided to put it in writing, to forever store my top 10 favourite moments...Until something else knocks a game off of it. Some of these should come as a surprise, others not. Some of these are funny, Some are deeply emotional. Some are epic, Some are just plain silly. So... On with the show.

NUMBER 10: THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: TWILIGHT PRINCESS (ENDING SCENE)
This was the first Zelda game I ever owned and the majority of it, blew me away. It was a great old puzzle combat game and with an amazing trio of last boss fights the ending certainly lived up to my expectation. The one problem I had with it was the stupid scream Ganondorf does when he's delivered the final blows by Link



NUMBER 9: KINGDOM HEARTS 358/2 DAYS :XIONS DEATH
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 days was a great game I picked up for the NDS one day. Being a fan of the Kingdom Hearts series I was happy to play it and found it as a great spin off to the series. This is the second last cut scene but loved how they tied up all loose ends which could've led into Kingdom Hearts 2. ( It's a prologue to it but is set immediatly after the first) Good ending, Short and sad. Messed up looking if you haven't played the game



NUMBER 8: INFAMOUS: TRISHS DEATH
This is a great game where essentially everything revolves around your choices whether you're good or evil. To bring you briefly up to speed; Evil guy name Kessler kidnaps the Hero/ Villans girlfriend and you must safe her or doctors who are attached to the rooves of buildings, However Kessler sorts it out so that she dies no matter who you save. Then she says I love you or you're a douche depending on your Karma



NUMBER 7:METAL GEAR SOLID 4: DEATH OF ZERO AND BIG BOSS
Wow very Morbid aren't we?. This wouldn't be a list without a Metal Gear. I wouldn't use Naomi because I hated her. I wouldn't use Emma Emmerich because she was a VERY minor character who dies almost straight away and Snake's death isn't confirmed at the end. I loved Zero in Metal Gear 3, mainly for his "OMFG YOU NO LIKE IN JAMES BOND 007 WAAAAA" style comments and just loved how Big Boss killed him and then died himself


NUMBER 6: GRAND THEFT AUTO 4: AVENGING KATE
There's a funny story behind this, before I played this game I hated GTA. I thought that the highlight of this story would be "YO NIGGA SNORT SOME COKE RAPE SOME BITCHES" But then I played this and realised the highlight was "YO NIGGA SNORT SOME COKE RAPE SOME BITCHES THEN AVENGE YOUR CRAZY VIRGIN IRISH GIRLFRIEND". But seriously GTA 4 does have a great story line (Mainly thanks to Little jacob speaking "English"). Felt stupid when I first watched this and noticed how Niko fires a desert eagle more times than it actually has bullets ( Ending is altered slightly depending on what gun you have equipped)

NUMBER 5: RED DEAD REDEMPTION: DEATH OF JOHN MARSTON
Originally I feared that I'd not like this game, being Rockstar and all. Once I gave it a go I was immediatly hooked. It was no surprise to me this got so many awards and it deserved every single one of them.





NUMBER 4: PROFESSOR LAYTON AND THE LOST/UNWOUND FUTURE
CLARES DEATH
This was one series I never thought would truly make me show some true emotion after I finished the first game. Second one made me feel a bit happy this one however made me shed a few tears. Possibly one of the saddest death in a video game, Laytons lost love Clare is revealed to have been alive all this time as she was originally meant to be killed in a mistake caused by an attempt in creating a time machine (The explosion mentioned at the start) However the machine was a success for a split second . Clare was sent 10 years in the future. However her molecular structure was unstable and is slowly being brought back to her own time. To the moment of the blast. To those who want to see what got me all sad and gloomy go to 4:50.



NUMBER 3: METAL GEAR SOLID 3 ENDING
Truely an amazing ending. Yet another ending which brought me close to tears. Sadly enough for me it contains my favourite speech/monologue in a video game. It really is complicated so i'll just stick up the video for your viewing pleasure.

I UNDERSTAND HOW I SAID THIS WAS TO SORT OUT MY TOP 10 ONCE AND FOR ALL BUT THERE IS A TIE BETWEEN TWO GAMES AS I JUST COULDN'T CHOOSE EVEN AFTER HALF AN HOUR OF HUMMING AND HAWWING WHILE WATCHING "CHEERS".


JOINT 1ST AND SECOND (1)
FINAL FANTASY 7: THE DEATH OF AERIS

If you knew I like this Final Fantasy the most, you'd be bat fuck insane to think this wouldn't be included. There have been deaths in Final Fantasy titles past and Present but none were more powerful and well written than the death of Aeris from Final Fantasy 7. This was truly a master piece and is even more of a Master piece if you knew the story behind it. I have many saves at this point on my 5 versions of the game, Yes you read it right 5... (PC, PS1 Europe two of them, PSN version europe, Psn Version America and Psn europe on PSP. So 2 genunine hard copies and 6 versions 2 of which being the same).



JOINT FIRST AND SECOND (2)
FINAL FANTASY XIII ENDING

Well I did try and keep only one Final Fantasy title here but I just couldn't help it. This is the only Happy ending I have on this list. It's filled with as much emotion as a climax could possibly have and even after a year nearly of completing it, the joy can prove to be too much (Talk about sad...). Amazing ending and although i'm not usually a fan of R&B I loved Leona Lewis singing My Hands at the end. If you wanted to see my psychopathic obsession of the graphics and music and story in one, there's no better place than this.



To end off my countdown, I thought i'd make some honourable mentions.
  • Little Big Planet 1- Cheesy but funny.
  • Final Fantasy 7 Crisis Core- Great ending but ruined by innapropriate music
  • Brutal Legend - Ending / Dark Ophelia emerging
  • Call Of Duty endings
  • God Of War 3 Opening

1 comments:

Major.Mack said...

i may have to try that red dead ..

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