Abstaining here. Spelunky is the kind of game I know I would enjoy if I had different brain chemistry, and I have not played Disco Elysium at all.
RESIDENT EVIL (2002)
METEAL GEAR SOLID 2: GUNS OF THE PATRIOTS
Ah geeze I gotta abstain here too!! I haven’t played either of these and probably will not in the foreseeable future.
I have played RE in its original format, but only for a few hours. I beat RE4, and played a bit of RE7. That’s all of my RExperience
I have played MGS about halfway, and a few hours of MGSV. I don’t think either is amazing? But I dunno.
I played through Earthbound twice in a row because I thought I had to level up more to beat Giygas, and I got stuck in the last bit so underleveled I couldn’t beat any enemies. Turns out I’m just a dingus, but even playing that game a second time right away was great. I love it.
I need to give Silent Hill a fair shake, but EB is in my top 10 games of all time, sooo
SONIC 3 & KNUCKLES
I frickin hate S3&K and I don’t know why, exactly. It’s just…a mess.
But I have never played gimmick! Abstaining…again…
maybe i just dont like video games enough to be cool…
SHIN MEGAMI TENSEI III: NOCTURNE
ELEVATOR ACTION RETURNS
fuck i gotta abstain again??
METAL GEAR SOLID 3: SNAKE EATER
SUPER MARIO BROS.
I dunno, I dont like MGS that much, even never having played the 3rd one. I don’t think it will change my mind. SMB is good though,
EARTH DEFENSE FORCE SERIES
I haven’t played like, most of these games so far.
But every EDF thing I’ve touched has brought me some level of joy and it’s one of the first five games I played co-op with Alicia, before we were married. It was a good time.
WARIOWARE, INC.: MEGA MICROGAME$!
LSD: DREAM EMULATOR
This is a tough one. They’re both, in a weird way, surrealist games deconstructing the very notion of play. What does it mean to play a game for 4 seconds? How do you design a game that has no continuity whatsoever to actually feel continuous?
What does it mean for a game to have physical spaces that link in unconventional ways? Is logic even necessary for a game?
I gotta go LSD even though I’ve played Wario Ware a billion times longer. It sticks in my head and stands out as a game that embraces the limitations of its medium, for the best. Love it.
DRAGON QUEST III
Bloodborne looks miserable to me. I am not fast enough to play that game, and it’s dreary as fuck. I enjoy it in theory, but I don’t think I’ll ever play it. Plus I don’t have a PS4
DQ games always bring me joy so, clear winner.
I don’t think I like Mother 3.
I mean, I respect it. I think it has high aspirations and I love how it complicates Mother 2 and its fandom. But it’s just too bleak. It’s so fucking bleak. I can’t deal with it.
F-Zero GX is pure canned excitement and astonishment. I am amazed by that game every time I play it. I love it more than I love almost anything. It’s so good.