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Video Games Thread

Still putting off writing more for my "Shows I've Been To" list, so let's talk the thing I love as much as music: video games!
1Kenji Yamamoto
Super Metroid Soundtrack


Metroid series: Haven't nearly played all the games, but Super Metroid and Metroid Prime are two of my all-time favorites.
2Koji Kondo
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask OST


The Legend of Zelda series: Have played nearly all of the Zelda games. One of my top three favorite franchises of all time.

Have played:
The Legend of Zelda (Close to beaten or beaten, I forget)
Zelda II: Adventure of Link (Beaten)
A Link to the Past
Link's Awakening DX
Ocarina of Time (Beaten)
Majora's Mask (Beaten)
Oracle of Ages and Seasons
Wind Waker (Beaten)
Twilight Princess (Beaten)
Four Swords Adventures (Beaten)
Skyward Sword
A Link Between Worlds (Beaten)
Triforce Heroes
Breath of the Wild (Beaten)

Still need to play the others.
3Koji Kondo
Super Mario Bros. 3


I do love a good Mario game.

Games I've played:

Mario Bros.
Super Mario Bros. (Beaten)
Super Mario Bros. 2 (aka. Doki Doki Panic)
Super Mario Bros. 3 (Beaten)
Dr. Mario
Super Mario World
Super Mario Kart
Super Mario Land 2
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
Super Mario 64 (Beaten)
Mario Kart 64
Super Mario RPG
Mario Party 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, and Super Mario Party
Paper Mario
Mario Tennis and Golf
Paper Mario and the Thousand Year Door
Super Mario Sunshine (Beaten)
Dr. Mario 64
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
Mario Kart: Double Dash
Super Mario 64 DS
Super Mario Galaxy (Beaten)
New Super Mario Bros. U
Super Mario 3D World (Main game beaten)
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (Beaten)
Super Mario Odyssey (Beaten)

As much as I love these games, I haven't beaten many and need to remedy that. Also still need to play Galaxy 2.
4Kazumi Totaka
Luigi's Mansion OST


Love the Mansion series! Have beaten 1 and 2. Working on 3 currently.
5Harry Gregson-Williams
Metal Gear Solid 3: Original Soundtrack


Metal GEaRRrrr... Also one of my top three favorite series.
I have played and beaten the entire main series unless you count Portable Ops. But Kojima doesn't care about Portable Ops, so I guess I won't either. Since I've played all the ones that matter, I can give you a ranking of my favorites that I might expand upon in another list. I love every single game dearly, but if I had to force favorites, they'd look like this:
1) Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
2) Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
3) Metal Gear Solid
4) Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake
5) Metal Gear Solid V
6) Metal Gear Solid 4
7) Metal Gear Solid: Peacewalker
8) Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
9) Metal Gear
6Yoko Shimomura
Kingdom Hearts II Original Soundtrack


The third and final game in my list of favorite franchises. Over the years, the series has really started falling out of favor with me for much better and well-constructed franchises, but I can't knock it off its pedestal for some damn reason. Must be the Disney.

Have played:
KH1 (Beaten)
KH: Re:COM (still haven't beaten because it's so boring)
KH2 (Beaten)
KH: 352/2 Days (Beaten)
KH: BBS (Beaten)
KH: ReCoded (Cutscenes count as beating it because fuck this game)
KH: Dream Drop Distance
KH: Unchained/Union (Boring as well)
KH 2.8: Final Chapter Prologue (Beaten)
KH3 (Beaten)
7Kinuyo Yamashita
Castlevania OST


Still need to give this series the attention it deserves. I've beaten the very first Castlevania and only played III, Super Castlevania 4 (fucking fun as hell), and Symphony of the Night.
8Culture Club
Colour by Numbers


"Karma Chameleon"
Anyone played Chameleon Twist 2? Just me?
9Grant Kirkhope
Banjo​-​Kazooie: Everything and the Kitchen Sink!


Love the Banjo series. Still need to beat Tooie, but I only have it in Japanese and it's not as fun reading the Japanese text than the English text. The quirks don't work as well. That said, Kazooie is one of my all-time faves and I also enjoyed Yooka-Laylee.
10Grant Kirkhope
Donkey Kong 64 Original Soundtrack


Only beat Donkey Kong Country. Other than that, I've only played Donkey Kong 64 and maybe a demo for Tropical Freeze. I keep hearing that Country 2 is the best, so should I get it?
11The Cult
Beyond Good and Evil


The first Beyond Good and Evil game was so good. Jade is one of my favorite female protagonists. It's such an underrated gem and every time I see more footage of the new game, I get more and more excited. To anyone else familiar with the series, would you rather they had continued from the cliffhanger of the first game's ending or are you happier they're doing a prequel instead?
12Jesper Kyd
Assassin's Creed 2


Assassin's Creed II is one of my favorite games ever and I have super fond memories of it, usually replaying it once every spring. I beat the first and second games, as well as the other two in the Ezio trilogy. I played III and Black Flag, but didn't really get into them as much. I kind of became overwhelmed with their yearly release schedule and after being underwhelmed by III and IV, I never got back into the series. Actually, I wanted to give Origins a chance, but ended up not. I assume some of you are hardcore fans of the franchise, so is it really worth getting back into or should I stay away?
13Soundtrack (Video Game)
Resident Evil 2


Resident Evil

I absolutely adore this franchise even though I prefer Silent Hill over it in terms of horror. But RE has more games of better quality and an incredibly entertaining universe. Here is my experience with it:

Have played:
Resident Evil 2
Resident Evil REmake (Beaten) (Favorite)
Resident Evil Zero
Resident Evil 4 (Beaten) (Beat both the western and Japanese versions and ultimately prefer how the Japanese version's Ashley segment features the original fixed camera angle approach of the early games)
Resident Evil 5 (Beaten)
Resident Evil 6
Resident Evil 7 (Beaten)
Resident Evil 2 Remake (Beaten)
14Akira Yamaoka
Silent Hill 2


My favorite survival horror franchise, but particularly when it comes to the first four games (despite the obvious flaws of The Room). If you haven't experienced any Silent Hill before, play one of the first three in their original console's format. The HD Collection for 2 and 3 is a fucking joke.
Also, some of the best music you'll ever hear in video games is in these games.
15Nobuo Uematsu
Final Fantasy IX: Original Soundtrack


IX has my favorite soundtrack, but while I haven't played every FF game, it's a series I love and respect. Some of my favorites belong to it too.

Have played:
FFVI (Beaten)
FFVII (Beaten)
FFVIII (Took a break halfway through and haven't gone back yet, but it's great)
FFIX
FF Tactics
FFX
FFX-2
FF Tactics Advance (Beaten)
FFXIV (Beaten the first three expansions, still need to continue Shadowbringers)
FFXV
16Genghis Tron
Board Up the House


Fire Emblem
Only played Path of Radiance on Gamecube and am currently playing Three Houses. Loving Three Houses so far.
17Masato Nakamura
Sonic the Hedgehog 1 & 2 Soundtrack


My earliest video gaming memories are with Sonic so I unironically love him and his franchise despite how awful some of the past 14 years have been to the blue hedgehog.

Have played:
Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic 2 (Beaten)
Sonic 3 (Favorite but never beat)
Sonic CD
Sonic Adventure (Beaten)
Sonic Adventure 2 (Beaten)
Sonic Advance (Beaten)
Sonic Advance 2
Shadow the Hedgehog (Beat a couple stories, but never got the final ending because this pile of garbage is even more not fun than 06)
Sonic 2006
Sonic Generations (Beaten)
Sonic Mania
18Yakuza
Way of the Dead


I'm still beating Zero even three years after getting it, but I can say without a doubt in my mind that I absolutely adore the living fuck out of this game and its series.
19Various Artists
Tony Hawk's American Wasteland


I'm in the processing of trying to emulate the Hawk series because fuck, these games made for some of the best times and licensed music soundtracks. They exposed me to a lot of punk and metal as a kid.

Have played:
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater (Beaten?)
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 (Beaten?)
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 (Beaten?)
Tony Hawk's Underground
Tony Hawk's Underground 2 (Beaten)
Tony Hawk's American Wasteland (Beaten and secretly my favorite even if it's not the best one)
Tony Hawk's Project 8
20Soundtrack (Video Game)
Witcher 3 - The Wild Hunt


I have only beaten the first one while having played the second and third. The first one is really worth a go for all interested, but admittedly the second and third ones are the stronger games.
21Soundtrack (Video Game)
Mass Effect 2


The Mass Effect series is amazing, but I've only beaten the first two. The third one is really good but I stopped during it. HoPeFuLLy, tHe EnDiNg Isss GoOd 22222
22Soundtrack (Video Game)
Batman: Arkham City - The Album


The Arkham games are some of my all-time favorite games. If you haven't played, you're doing a disservice to yourself. I've beaten them all (well, all the ones that matter), so here are my ranks with no explanation:

1) Arkham City
2) Arkham Asylum
3) Arkham Origins
4) Arkham Knight
5) Arkham Origins Black Gate
23Jake Kaufman
Shovel Knight


Still need to beat it, but it's a damn good time with damn good music.
24Psychic
Psychic


Second Sight. Do any of you remember that? There's talk they might re-release it so I have high hopes they do. Such an underrated Gamecube/PS2/Xbox-era game.
25Soundtrack (Video Game)
Bloodborne (Original Soundtrack)


A masterpiece.
26Mikko Tarmia
Amnesia: The Dark Descent


I've beaten every Amnesia title thus far (Dark Descent, Justine, and A Machine for Pigs) and while I prefer survival horror like old school Resident Evil and Silent Hill over the run-and-hide style of horror games, Amnesia: The Dark Descent is so expertly designed to be an unforgettable horror experience. With the announcement of Amnesia: Rebirth having happened just a couple weeks ago, I'm beyond excited to see what Frictional has in store for us.
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